Joseph Herrin (10-30-09)
Threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous.
Sinister is originally a Latin term for left or to the left (and by extension, left-handedness)... It is often used to mean evil.
One of the first e-mails I received this morning was a forward of an Internet webpage reporting on a recommendation by the GAO (Government Account Office) that access to the Internet be restricted to the public in the event of a pandemic. The post was given the following headline:
US government report recommends blocking popular websites during pandemic flu outbreak
The actual document published by the GAO can be read at the following link (it is 77 pages in length):
Following is an excerpt from the report:
Concerns exist that a more severe pandemic outbreak than 2009’s could cause large numbers of people staying home to increase their Internet use and overwhelm Internet providers’ network capacities. Such network congestion could prevent staff from broker-dealers and other securities market participants from teleworking during a pandemic. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for ensuring that critical telecommunications infrastructure is protected.
GAO was asked to examine a pandemic’s impact on Internet congestion and what actions can be and are being taken to address it...
GAO recommends DHS begin planning to address Internet congestion... DHS agreed to address potential congestion for national security and emergency communications...
You Will Know Them By Their Deeds
When dealing with those who are deceivers, it is best to ignore what they say, and watch carefully what they do. Many actions have in recent years and months been initiated which are all described in the most benevolent manner. Each plan put in place is “for the public good.” Yet when the actions are examined apart from the deceitful explanations cited, a very sinister pattern is observed.
A man always has two reasons for what he does -- a good one, and the real one.
Consider the following government actions, and the repercussions for the citizens of America in coming days.
Just after the events of 911 (September 11, 2001), the Patriot Act was rushed through Congress. This dramatically eroded the protections of citizens from being spied upon by the U.S. government. In each case, these acts have been rushed through speedily, often without the members of Congress even having taken time to read them. The justification given each time has been that these powers are needed in order for the President to protect American citizens from terrorists. This constant fearmongering has been the ruse utilized to change the laws of the nation in preparation for actions against America’s own citizens in days very near at hand.
The Military Commissions Act of 2006 was a step toward establishing draconian rule over the citizens of America. This act, which President George W. Bush assured Americans would never be used against citizens, strips away all constitutional protections from those who are declared to be enemies of the government, or those who aid and abet these enemies in any way.
The Military Commissions Act of 2006 was passed for the following stated purpose. “To authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, and for other purposes.” The Act uses the phrase 'unlawful enemy combatant' which it defines as “a person who has engaged in hostilities or who has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States...” Although the President assured Americans it would never be used against citizens, Congress has since ruled that the measures apply to all who are defined as ‘unlawful enemy combatants,’ and this includes citizens as well as aliens.
The Military Commissions Act denies the right of habeas corpus to all who are thus designated. This means that a person can be held indefinitely without charges, and without trial. This is currently being done in American military prisons such as the one at Guantanamo. Of all those held, some for as long as six years, only a few have received trials. Jose Padilla was an American citizen who was held in this fashion for three years before he was brought to trial. Padilla contends that during this time he was subjected to sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation and stress positions, all of which would never be permitted to occur to an American citizen under imprisonment carried forth with constitutional protections.
In 2007 the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act included a section titled “Use of Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies.” This act provides for the use of United States Armed Forces to be used on American soil against American citizens. According to Wikipedia, this act declares the following:
The President may employ the armed forces to restore public order in any State of the United States the President determines hinders the execution of laws or deprives people of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.
This recent act lays aside the Posse Comitatus Act which forbid the use of the military in actions against U.S. citizens. Posse Comitatus had been the Law in the United States since 1878. Prior to this law change it required an act of Congress in order for such military use, but now this power has been granted to the President.
For the first time in the nation’s history, the Federal Government has positioned American troops on U.S. soil to be used against Americans, training them to handle civil unrest. The President and the Department of Homeland Security will have their own military force in place in readiness for what is soon to occur. I will quote from the publication Army Times.
Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1
By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Sep 8, 2008 6:15:06 EDT
The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.
Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.
Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks...
This new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.
After 1st BCT finishes its dwell-time mission, expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one...
They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.
Training for homeland scenarios has already begun at Fort Stewart...
The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them...
The package includes equipment to stand up a hasty road block; spike strips for slowing, stopping or controlling traffic; shields and batons; and, beanbag bullets...
“I can’t think of a more noble mission than this,” said Cloutier, who took command in July. “We’ve been all over the world during this time of conflict, but now our mission is to take care of citizens at home ... and depending on where an event occurred, you’re going home to take care of your home town, your loved ones...”
“I don’t know what America’s overall plan is — I just know that 24 hours a day, seven days a week, there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines that are standing by to come and help if they’re called,” Cloutier said. “It makes me feel good as an American to know that my country has dedicated a force to come in and help the people at home.”
Note: Army Times has removed the article due to the public alarm it caused.
Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root has been awarded contracts totaling hundreds of millions of dollars to build detention and processing facilities across the United States. KBR also provides police and military services to the Department of Homeland Security. This information was reported in the New York Times. The explanations given for these actions all sound innocuous. It is only when one begins to see a trend developing that things seem other than as they are reported.
One of the first acts of the current 111th Congress (the one currently in session) was to pass legislation to authorize and fund regional detention facilities across the nation. The legislation can be read at the government’s website.
Demise of the Dollar
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On September 7, 2009 the UK newspaper The Telegraph reported that a radical report had come out of the United Nations advocating that the dollar be replaced as the world’s reserve currency.
On October 6th, 2009, various OPEC nations announced that they were going to ditch the U.S. dollar.
On October 12th, 2009, Bloomberg News Service published a story stating that the U.S. dollar had reached a breaking point because central banks were snubbing the dollar and replacing it with euros and yen. Following is an excerpt:
Nations reporting currency breakdowns put 63 percent of the new cash into euros and yen in April, May and June, the latest Barclays Capital data show. That’s the highest percentage in any quarter with more than an $80 billion increase.
World leaders are acting on threats to dump the dollar while the Obama administration shows a willingness to tolerate a weaker currency in an effort to boost exports and the economy as long as it doesn’t drive away the nation’s creditors. The diversification signals that the currency won’t rebound anytime soon after losing 10.3 percent on a trade-weighted basis the past six months, the biggest drop since 1991.
“Global central banks are getting more serious about diversification, whereas in the past they used to just talk about it,” said Steven Englander, a former Federal Reserve researcher who is now the chief U.S. currency strategist at Barclays in New York. “It looks like they are really backing away from the dollar.”
The dollar’s 37 percent share of new reserves fell from about a 63 percent average since 1999...
America’s currency has been under siege as the Treasury sells a record amount of debt to finance a budget deficit that totaled $1.4 trillion in fiscal 2009 ended Sept. 30...
“The diversification out of the dollar will accelerate,” said Fabrizio Fiorini, a money manager who helps oversee $12 billion at Aletti Gestielle SGR SpA in Milan. “People are buying the euro not because they want that currency, but because they want to get rid of the dollar.
People of God, do you understand what is happening when the Federal government goes into debt $1.4 trillion dollars in one year? This figure offered by the government is actually a deception. The amount of annual debt increase is far greater. Following is an excerpt from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation website.
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Right now, you are carrying a burden of about $184,000. That is each and every American's share of the US government's approximated $56.4 trillion in current obligations. And every year in which no down payments or reforms are made to these obligations, the total grows by $2 trillion to $3 trillion – or $6,600 to $10,000 per person – on autopilot...
These 2008 figures reveal that every household in America is on the hook for $483,000 dollars that the government has spent beyond its ability to pay. This is why the nations of the world are dumping the dollar. They realize that America’s situation has become untenable. There is no way for her to avoid a massive collapse.
USA Today cites figures that are even higher. In an article from May 29th of this year it reveals that the average personal debt for a household in America, including mortgages, car loans, credit cards and other debt combined is $121,953. The government has quadrupled this amount by saddling every household with an additional $546,668. In just one year, 2008, the government increased the obligation of every taxpayer household by more than $55,000. This exceeds the average household income in America which in 2007 was estimated at $50,000. The federal government is piling on debt faster that Americans are earning money. The entire system is overloaded and must collapse soon.
"We have a huge implicit mortgage on every household in America — except, unlike a real mortgage, it's not backed up by a house," says David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, the government's top auditor.
USA TODAY used federal data to compute all government liabilities, from Treasury bonds to Medicare to military pensions.
Bottom line: The government took on $6.8 trillion in new obligations in 2008, pushing the total owed to a record $63.8 trillion.
This spending has accelerated in 2009 as trillions of dollars have been funneled into the pockets of an international banking cabal, literally looting the last remaining wealth of America. One day very soon the charade will be over. America’s bankrupt condition will be fully exposed, and the dollar will be rendered absolutely worthless.
Suppose you borrowed $55,000 dollars last year. This was added to the total amount of your wages earned to continue an affluent manner of living. Would the banks loan you an even greater amount the next year, when you are yearly borrowing more than your total earnings? Only a great fool would loan money in such circumstances, and this is why the nations are waking up to the folly of continued investment in American dollars. The dollar must collapse soon.
An internet article ties these actions of creating regional FEMA camps, financial collapse, and the stationing of military troops on American soil together.
Yes, U.S. Officials Are Quietly Preparing for BIG Trouble Ahead
A new report by the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute states flatly the U.S. military must prepare for "a violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States" that could be provoked by "unforeseen economic collapse" or "loss of functioning political and legal order."
Late last year, The Washington Post noted the incoming Obama Administration is going to "earmark" at least 20,000 troops returning from Iraq to deal with "domestic emergencies." Since then, the Army Times has broken the story that the domestic emergency army unit has been increased to 80,000 troops, who are being trained right now in Georgia.
The imminent collapse of America’s economy is described by the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute as “unforeseen.” This is an obvious deceit. The pending economic collapse is in full view of the government, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, and an international cabal of bankers. The collapse is not only foreseen, it is planned. That civil unrest will result is a foregone conclusion, and therefore great effort is being made by the government to prepare for that which is coming.
Massive Storm Coming
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This brings me back to the story that this article opened with. Why is the government at this time making plans to limit the access that the general population of America has to the Internet? If we will look at the actions of the government, and ignore their words, we will see a clear pattern developing.
The country has intentionally been brought to the point of financial collapse. The average citizen is no longer investing in the Stock Market. It is JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and the Federal Reserve who are channeling massive amounts of liquidity into the market to give an appearance of a rally. That a “plunge protection team” has been acting covertly to manipulate the markets for years is a matter well publicized.
At the right moment when all is ready, the international bankers will pull the plug on America’s financial system. It will enter into free fall as certainly as the twin towers fell from a great height to be shattered on the ground. The dollar will be devoid of value overnight. Civil unrest will ensue. Martial law will be declared. The troops already stationed and trained will be deployed. Roadblocks will be set-up and travel restricted. The regional FEMA camps established as one of the first acts of the 111th Congress will be fully utilized. Under the guise of a pandemic, the citizens will be restricted from public gatherings. Many will be quarantined to their homes. And to keep any large scale grassroots uprising from occurring, the access Americans will have to the Internet will be carefully controlled.
What should Christians do in anticipation of these things? First, understand the reason that these things are occurring. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood. The kingdom of God will not be established with guns and bullets. America has been given into the hands of evil men because her immense cup of iniquity has become full and demands judgment.
“And I shall pour out My indignation on you; I shall blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and I shall give you into the hand of brutal men, skilled in destruction. You will be fuel for the fire; your blood will be in the midst of the land.”
America has been given into the hands of wicked men, sinister men. Her wealth is gone. Her riches are moth-eaten.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.
Neither gold nor guns will save men in the days ahead. I recently shared an event that occurred here while camping with my friend and brother in Christ, Randy Simmons on Jekyll Island. This is the very island on which wealthy men met back in 1910 to lay the plans for the Federal Reserve, the instrument of America’s undoing. Randy went down to the fishing pier and looked across the water toward the mainland. He saw a great storm approaching. God had told informed him through two witnesses to get his house in order. He rushed back and we worked to divert the flood waters that would result from the storm that was approaching. The efforts were effectual, and his tent did not flood.
God has allowed His people to see the signs of the approaching storm. There are very few, however, who are watchful and looking. Far too many are involved in their daily activities, in a pursuit of pleasure, in constant activities, and they go on without noticing the approaching storm.
It is an hour for all men and women to get their spiritual house in order. The only safe place in the coming storm will be “IN CHRIST.” He is a refuge and strength in a time of trouble. He will lead His people as a shepherd through the shadow of the valley of death.
If your hope is in anything else, you will be sorely disappointed. You will find that your house has been built upon the sands, and the results of such folly were clearly revealed last year when Hurricane Ike struck with great fury upon Galveston Island.
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There is a great storm approaching. If you have sin in your life, depart from it quickly. If you have been following the counsel of your own soul, rather than surrendering fully to be led of the Spirit of Christ, repent while there is time. The hour is now very late.
May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.
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