US-Christian-Right for Middle-East Wars, Crimes & Injustice
Justification: Old Testament Bible (OTB) & Revelations (NTB)
Mark Twain: “Faith is believing what you know is not true.”
(6) – Articles - US-Christian-Right for Wars, Crimes & Injustice
SECTION–6 (Excerpts from Articles posted on the Internet)
Churches Speak Out on Christian Zionism - Excerpts
Excerpts from Christianity and War by Laurence M. Vance
'Deaths of Others' in America's Wars- John Tirman- Excerpts
US - Israel Lobby & Christian Zionism - Excerpts
‘Christian Zionism’ – Excerpts Charles E. Carlson
The Origin of European “Jews” KINGDOM OF THE KHAZARS
Behind the Campaign for War Against Iran - Excerpts
118 countries support Iran nuclear program, - Excerpts
Non-Aligned countries support to Iran nuclear rights
Arab League backs Iran's peaceful nuclear activities
US policy on Iran has no credibility
US enmity to Iran is opposition to Muslim progress
Iran's nuclear progress, source of honor for Muslims
Deaths in Other Nations Due To US Interventions - James A. Lucas http://www.countercurrents.org/lucas240407.htm
Excerpts from Christianity and War by Laurence M. Vance
"Were it not for the support offered by several tens of millions of evangelicals, militarism in this deeply and genuinely religious country becomes inconceivable."
The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (Oxford, 2005) by Andrew Bacevich (Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret.).
We are continually told by every Christian apologist for war and the military that because God sponsored wars in the Old Testament against heathen nations (Judges 6:16), and used his chosen nation of Israel (Deuteronomy 7:11-12) to conduct them, that this justifies Christian killing for the state in some foreign war.
Whether you agree or disagree with evangelical support for militarism, the fact remains that the largest group of Americans that the government can count on to support the institution of the military, the empire of troops and bases that encircles the globe, large defense budgets, overseas military interventions, the perpetual war on terror, and now torture is evangelical Christians – and the more conservative the more bloodthirsty.
This is a subject that exposes Bible scholars as Bible illiterates. This is a subject that turns Christians into disgraceful apologists of the state, its leaders, its military, and its wars. This is a subject that reveals pro-life Christians to be two-faced supporters of wholesale murder.
If there is any group of people that should be opposed to war, torture, militarism, the warfare state, state worship, suppression of civil liberties, an imperial presidency, blind nationalism, government propaganda, and an aggressive foreign policy it is Christians. The New Testament ethic for the Christian is one of peace, endurance, acceptance, non-violence, non-aggression, and non-retaliation.
Yet, never at any time in history have so many of these Christians held such unholy opinions. The association they have with the Republican Party is unholy. The admiration they have for the military is unholy. The indifference they have toward war is unholy. The callous attitude they have toward the deaths of foreigners is unholy.
Christians quote Scripture to defend the latest U.S. military action. Christians who claim to be dispensationalists wrongly divide the word of truth when they appeal to the Old Testament to justify U.S. government wars. Christians who claim to have the mind of Christ show that they have lost their mind when they want the full force of government to protect a stem cell, but have no conscience about U.S. soldiers killing for the government.
Much of the blame for Christian support for war must be laid at the feet of the pastors and church leaders. They are blind leaders of the blind. It is tragic that many so-called Christian leaders moonlight as apologists for the Republican Party. Many pastors are cheerleaders for current U.S. wars.
We hear more from pulpits today justifying American military intervention in the world. It is appalling that instead of the next U.S. military adventure being denounced from every pulpit in the land, it will be conservative preachers who can be counted on to defend it.
Christian support for the war on terror is so pervasive that I agree with Mark Twain in saying that "if Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be – a Christian."
I’m sorry to say that blind acceptance of government propaganda, willful ignorance of U.S. foreign policy, persistent support of the Republican Party and the childish devotion to the military are the norm among the majority of conservatives.
Why is it that foreigners don’t have the same right to life as unborn American babies? Why is it that many Christians consider an American doctor in a white coat is considered a murderer if he kills an unborn baby, but an American soldier in a uniform is considered a hero if he kills an adult? There should be no difference between being for abortion and for war. Both result in the death of innocents.
John Tirman is Principal Research Scientist and Executive Director of the Center for International Studies, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include 100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World.
US Christians for Wars, Bombing & Genocide
But why are we so indifferent, often oblivious, to the far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight and those we fight for? This is the compelling, largely unasked question that John Tirman, a principal research scientist and executive director at the MIT Center for International Studies, answers in The Deaths of Others. The book, published by Oxford University Press, is available now.
Between six and seven million people died in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq alone, the majority of them civilians. And yet Americans devote little attention to these deaths. Other countries, however, do pay attention, and Tirman argues that if we want to understand why there is so much anti-Americanism around the world, the place to look is how we conduct war.
US - Israel Lobby & Christian Zionism - Excerpts
What Our Taxes to Israel are Funding by Alison Weir http://alisonweir.org/
While some individuals, both Jewish and Christian, have talked about a Jewish "return" to Palestine throughout past centuries, today's version of Christian Zionism was largely invented in the 19th century; adherents of political Zionism, a movement to create a Jewish state, were a major factor in how and why it grew. In the 1970s the Israeli government gave Jerry Falwell a jet plane, helping him to spread his version of theology.
Numerous Christians, including a great many evangelical pastors and theologians, have long opposed the Christian Zionist interpretation of the Bible. However, none of the above individuals have the jet planes and massive funding of a Jerry Falwell or John Hagee to deliver their views and information to US Christians.
Many of the politicians who support Israel do so for the simple reason that the pro-Israel influence in Congress and the media is extremely significant to their chances for re-election rather than out of religious motivation. North Carolina's Jesse Helms was an example: he demanded that Palestinians receive a "just settlement of their grievances" until he learned that such a stance would hurt his coverage by the media, at which point he changed it.
The fact is that Christian and Muslim religions are routinely disparaged and their economic situation is far inferior. Today, thousands of Muslims and Christians under Israeli occupation are prevented from worshiping in their holiest churches and mosques.
Increasingly, mainline or traditional churches are speaking out refuting the bizzare interpretive biblical foundations of the John Hagee’s, the late Jerry Falwell, and other proud professing “Christian Zionists.” Firm words need to be said to every one of the 50-70 million or more Americans who allow themselves to be associated with the likes of John Hagee and the late Jerry Falwell and many others. The right words are, “you are following something, but you are not following Jesus,” State. Israel is a far more brutal occupier than were the Romans, of Jesus’ day, as can be witnessed to by thousands who have lived in Israeli prisons.
We have explained to those entering several Christians United For Israel, Night to Honor Israel meetings that they will not find Christ inside the doors, for there is not a “jot or tittle” of what Jesus or His disciples taught being heard inside.
Our own friends who attend and observe tell us Jesus is all but forgotten inside. Christian Zionists are so far outside of practicing Christianity as to be a bad joke. One does not have to be a Bible scholar to see this, children can see that the occupation does not equate with “Blessed are the Peacemakers”, “Love your neighbor as yourself”, or a hundred other teachings of Jesus and those who followed him. There is simply not an ounce of Christ taught in “Christian Zionist” services.
The Origin of European “Jews”
GOG, MAGOG AND THE KINGDOM OF THE KHAZARS Excerpts
THE KHAZAR KINGDOM'S CONVERSION TO JUDAISM
According to Benjamin Freedman the Khazars' conversion to Judaism was first precipitated by their monarch's abhorrence of the moral climate into which his kingdom had descended. Freedman has claimed, and other historians confirmed, that the "primitive" Khazars engaged in extremely immoral forms of religious practices, among them phallic worship. Animal sacrifices were also included in their rites.
This entrenchment in the Jewish religion outlasted the kingdom itself and was transplanted, whole cloth, into the Eastern European settlements of Russia and Poland. 42. Here pictured is a classical perspective of what was to become the Khazar/Jewish heritage in nearly all their dealings -- business, social or cultural. 45.
This more recent "Diaspora" resulted in a strong, oftentimes politically overwhelming, Khazar/Jewish influence in especially Hungary and Poland, but also in the whole of Eastern Europe. Jews were found in positions of power and political influence in virtually every major category of life, business and society. There can be little doubt that the majority of modern Jewry originated in the migratory waves of ... Khazars who play such a dominant part in early Hungarian history".
"The floating wealth of the country," Roth continued, "was soaked up by the Jews, who were periodically made to disgorge into the exchequer [national or royal treasury]" 48 It was evident that the ruling class periodically became intimidated by the mass of their nation's wealth accumulating to the hands of so small a minority -- and a very clannish minority at that.
Such a course of events evidently led to the creation of a stereotyping blueprint for Jews and Jewish communities that has been expressed in various cultures for centuries.
"The nucleus of modern Jewry," remarks Koestler, "thus followed the old recipe: strike out for new horizons but stick together." 49 This, as previously mentioned, was the course of Western European Jews, but the similarity between them and the Khazarian Jews is striking, especially in their unequalled aptitude at things economical and political.
Abraham N. Poliak, Tel Aviv University's post-war Professor of Mediaeval Jewish History, wondered at "how far we can go in regarding this [Khazar] Jewry as the nucleus of the large Jewish settlement in Eastern Europe. The descendants of this settlement (those who stayed where they were, those who emigrated to the United States and to other countries, and those who went to Israel) constitute now the large majority of world Jewry.
Jewish migrations did NOT flow from the Mediterranean across France and Germany to the east and then back again. They moved in a westerly direction, from the Caucasus through the Ukraine into Poland and into Central Europe.
With the overwhelming evidence that the modern Jewish population is of Khazar origin, Koestler remarks that this would clearly indicate that "their ancestors came not from the Jordan but from the Volga, not from Canaan but from the Caucasus, once believed to be the cradle of the Aryan race; and that genetically they are more closely related to the Hun, Uigur and Magyar tribes than to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."
Behind the Campaign for War against Iran
Countering the Threat of a New Middle East Conflict
By Mark Weber April 2013
In recent years prominent American politicians and other influential public figures have spoken repeatedly of the alleged danger of Iran’s nuclear program, and have again and again threatened war against this Middle East nation of 75 million.
In fact, the so-called Iran “crisis” is artificial. It’s every bit as phony as the one manufactured to provide a pretext for the calamitous war against Iraq, which took thousands of American lives and cost hundreds of billions of dollars, and brought untold destruction, suffering and death to many hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.
Many scholars, historians, specialists, analysts, and military leaders point out some basic, key facts: Iran is not building nuclear weapons, Iran is not a threat to the US, and Iran’s leadership is neither irrational nor suicidal.
Israel and pro-Zionist politicians in the US threaten Iran not because it might be developing nuclear weapons, but because the Islamic Republic forthrightly opposes Zionist occupation and aggression, and steadfastly supports Palestinian freedom and resistance to Israeli hegemony.
Behind the campaign for war is shameless hypocrisy and brazen gall, because Israel itself has a large, secretive stockpile of illicit nuclear weapons, routinely defies international law, occupies conquered lands, and oppresses millions.
US hostility toward Iran, and Washington’s unique, blank-check support for Israel, are the result of the Jewish-Zionist grip on our nation's mass media, political life and educational system. For many years now the American public has been systematically misinformed by a minority dominated media, and misled by political leaders who put partisan interests ahead of what's good for Americans.
Ambassadors to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Troika as well as the Group of 77 visiting Iran and who inspected Isfahan UCF Complex yesterday underlined again the stance of 118 member countries of Non-Aligned Movement concerning Iran's peaceful nuclear activities.
Cuban permanent representative to the IAEA and head of NAM's Troika visiting Isfahan UCF Complex said, "We believe all countries must have the right to use peaceful nuclear energy without any discrimination and no country has the right to stop them."
Non-Aligned countries declare support to Iran nuclear rights
The ministerial meeting of the coordinating bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), composed of 114 countries, issued a statement today in Putrajaya, Malaysia defending Iran's peaceful nuclear program.
Arab League backs Iran's peaceful nuclear activities
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa today expressed support for Iran's peaceful nuclear activities. Moussa's at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting in Malaysia said the Middle East region should be free from weapons of mass destruction, he said, adding that peaceful use of nuclear energy is Iran's inalienable right.
Criticizing the double standard applied to the issue of states pursuing nuclear energy, he stressed that the entire Middle East region should be freed from nuclear weapons without discrimination. All signatories of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) have the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, he said, and urged respect for Iran's right to press for this right.
Arab leaders: US policy on Iran has no credibility
The World Economic Forum on the Middle East ended on Monday with the Arab leaders calling on the United States to moderate its involvement in the Middle East.
The Conference host President Hosni Mubarak said it was time for the United States to realize that the Arab states wanted reform but wanted it at their own pace, on their own terms and without American pressure.
Mubarak's former foreign minister and now leader of the Arab League was more blunt. He said US allegations about Iran's attempts to build nuclear weapons, for example, carried no credibility in the Arab states and demanded proof from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Amr Mousa, said Arabs looked to the US claims against Saddam Hussein before invading Iraq and responded with deep doubts about American honesty.
"It has been proven in the Iraq war that there was information that was deliberately or inadvertently false. Information must come from an international organization that is credible and responsible," he said.
He said that the Arab states want the whole region to be free of nuclear weapons, including the arsenal Israel is believed to possess. "The Middle East does not need a military nuclear program, be it Iranian, Israeli or other," Moussa told reporters.
Iran, which chose not to attend the conference, stated that national nuclear program is designed purely to generate electricity.
West's enmity to Iran is opposition to Muslim progress
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad of Iran, currently in Indonesia, said that West's hostility towards Iran was in line with its opposition to progress and development of the Muslim nations. Ahmadi-Nejad's remark came during a meeting with leaders and staff of Indonesia's largest Muslim society, Nahdat-ul Ulema Movement, which represents over 40 million Muslims in Indonesia.
Referring to Iran's peaceful nuclear programs, President Ahmadi-Nejad said "Enemies want to use sciences and technologies as a leverage to impose pressures on independent nations." He said that liberalism, like Marxism, would be shelved in history in a near future, as the two schools of thoughts failed to meet challenges of the current world.
Meanwhile, chairman of the Nahdat-ul Ulema Movement, Hashim Muzadi, said that the body supported Iran's peaceful nuclear programs, adding Muslim parties in the Islamic countries should close their ranks in order to strengthen unity among the Islamic nations.
Speaking to Indonesia's State Islamic University students, he said "the world's arrogant powers intended to have monopoly over all sciences and technologies so that they could use them as a means to expand their domination over independent states."
Iran's nuclear progress, source of honor for Muslims worldwide
Scientific progress and achievements of Iranian scientists in the field of nuclear technology are a source of honor for Muslims throughout the world, Lebanese and Palestinian officials said yesterday. The officials made the remark in a ceremony held here on the occasion of the third martyrdom anniversary of founder of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas. Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and a top Hamas leader Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi.
During the ceremony, Assistant Leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Talal Naji, said the Palestinian people would support Iran's program to have access to peaceful nuclear technology. He praised Iran's strategy on Palestine's ideals and the country's support for the oppressed Palestinians under current sensitive circumstances.
Deputy Chief of Lebanese Hizbullah for political affairs Hossein Alhaj Khalil also praised Iran's strategy and foreign policy in support of the Palestinians' rights. All regional states, which seek independence and dignity, support Iran's policy of achieving self-sufficiency and real independence, he said, adding these states were happy with Iran's recent nuclear achievement.
He said failure of Hamas is a top priority for Israel and the US while Arab and Muslim states call for success of the elected Palestinian government. The Hizbullah official called on all regional nations to make efforts to disclose US claims on establishment of democracy and freedom and observation of human rights.
Deaths in Other Nations since WW II Due To US Interventions
(Excerpts) - By James A. Lucas
“How many September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?” This theme is developed in this report which contains an estimated numbers of such deaths in 37 nations as well as brief explanations of why the U.S. is considered culpable.
This study reveals that U.S. military forces were directly responsible for about 10 to 15 million deaths during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the two Iraq Wars. The Korean War also includes Chinese deaths while the Vietnam War also includes fatalities in Cambodia and Laos. The overall conclusion reached is that the United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world.
To the families and friends of these victims it makes little difference whether the causes were U.S. military action, proxy military forces, the provision of U.S. military supplies or advisors, or other ways, such as economic pressures applied by our nation.
The CIA spent 5 to 6 billion dollars on its operation in Afghanistan in order to bleed the Soviet Union. (1,2,3) When that 10-year war ended over a million people were dead and Afghan heroin had captured 60% of the U.S. market. (4).
The U.S. has been responsible directly for the deaths in Afghanistan many of which resulted from bombing in retaliation for the attacks on U.S. property on September 11, 2001. Subsequently U.S. troops invaded that country. (4)
This appears to have been a precursor of the Highway of Death in Iraq in 1991 when U.S. forces mercilessly annihilated large numbers of Iraqis on a highway. (2)
Leslie Stahl on the TV Program 60 Minutes in 1996 mentioned to Madeleine Albright, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And - and you know, is the price worth it?” Albright replied “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price – we think is worth it.” (4). In 1999 UNICEF reported that 5,000 children died each month as a result of the sanctions. (6)
Korea, North and South