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We Are Winning - An Earnest Prayer

Leland Lehrman - leland.lehrman@gmail.com

At this point, I can tell what's going on in the world largely by the state of my inbox which is in an unprecedented uproar. Panicked, furious and grieving messages from Israel, Palestine and Lebanon peace activists abound along with massive efforts by neoconservative ideologues and disinformation specialists to discredit the growing army of Americans who have realized that 9/11 was an inside job. Several vanguard researchers are revealing the ominous nature of upcoming military drills like those that successfully cloaked the New York, 9/11 and London, 7/7 attacks in a covert operations haze. The brilliant Michael Blanshan alerted me yesterday to this description of how Iraqi citizens are tortured by Americans and Israelis into performing terrorist attacks. The gruesome story is reminiscent of the Manchurian Candidate movies describing US intelligence operations designed to create mind-controlled killers and is not for the faint of heart.

The recent UK and US "terrorist plot" is doubtless another phony fear-mongering operation as this article from Alex Jones at infowars.com makes clear:

"Government enforcers and frightened slaves are all hot and bothered about the latest supposed terror plot targeting UK flights inbound to the US. How long before the whole saga turns out to be hoaxed BS like every single other major terror alert there has been?

Ridiculous restrictions have been slapped on travelers, with mother's having to taste baby milk before they board planes and all hand luggage, including liquid drinks, being banned.

The new alert arrives with the 9/11 truth movement on the cusp of a wave of media exposure.

Evidence of government sponsored terror and how they use the fear of terror to control society is bursting out at the seams as editorials nationwide in the US are uniform in attempting to debunk research that questions the official version of 9/11.

Statistical analysis has proven that every time Blair and Bush sag in approval ratings, a fresh terror alert gives them a bounce back up the charts.

Every single major terror alert issued by either the US, Canadian or UK governments has proven to be either a manufactured facade, an entrapment sting or an outright hoax.

Recently, a supposed plan to hijack planes and fly them into London landmarks was exposed as a concoction of UK government lobbyists and news chiefs.

The July 2005 London bombings were a British intelligence operation. The alleged ringleader, Mohammed Siddique Khan, was working for MI5."

Citizen activists at excellent websites like False Flag News and Total 411 Info are now providing us with excellent ongoing data on upcoming war games simulations. Apparently, the Pentagon will test its "Global Strike" capability between October 4th and November 8th in an exercise ominously called "Global Lighting." According to the Nuclear Information Project, "At the end of September, 2006, the Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike and Integration (formerly Space and Global Strike) is scheduled to achieve Full Operational Capability (FOC). That event builds on Global Strike capabilities developed over many years to provide new offensive strike options to the President..."

STRATCOM is the name of the organization within the DOD responsible for managing offensive nuclear operations. Last year, former CIA agent Philip Giraldi electrified the world when he revealed that sources within the military were concerned about Cheney's offensive nuclear orders to STRATCOM:

"In Washington it is hardly a secret that the same people in and around the administration who brought you Iraq are preparing to do the same for Iran. The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Within Iran there are more than 450 major strategic targets, including numerous suspected nuclear-weapons-program development sites. Many of the targets are hardened or are deep underground and could not be taken out by conventional weapons, hence the nuclear option. As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications of what they are doingóthat Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attackóbut no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections."

Next week, between August 15th and August 17th, a nuclear terrorism drill is scheduled for Honolulu, Hawaii. (Talk about a New Pearl Harbor...) Here's the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on the subject:

"For 34 straight hours beginning Aug. 15, state Civil Defense planners will be manning the command center inside Diamond Head Crater in an exercise to cope with the effects of the detonation of a low-yield nuclear bomb planted by terrorists. It's one of 15 scenarios -- wiping out 30 percent of the communications in the downtown area and killing 10,000 people -- involving improvised nuclear devices that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency wants states to prepare for, according to Edward Teixeira, state vice civil defense director."

Simultaneously, and just in time, a massing network of citizens worldwide has set about the task of countering globalization using local economic networking systems. The Locals Care credit card here in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a good example of a regional economic system designed for the benefit of the community rather than the corporations. Michael Shuman, the sage of the movement, was recently in Santa Fe for the Locals Care launch and promoting his new book, The Small-Mart Revolution, How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition. Sarah Laeng-Gilliatt of the Institute for Nonviolent Economics has a lecture series entitled Economics, Gandhi and Spiritually-Based Activism, also in Santa Fe, NM at the ground-breaking Ecoversity.

This particular moment in human history is critical. Will our planet know peace, freedom and bioregional, ecological conviviality or endless war, environmental destruction and police state dictatorship? The outcome is in your hearts, hands and prayers.

I was planning to send this newsletter out last night, but as I absorbed the ominous information currently gathering like storm clouds over Earth, I realized that not even the most succinct, thorough, well-distributed article could possibly have enough of an effect to ward off the danger. I realized that it was time for prayer and turned my computer off.

Those who are not religious can call it focused intention or whatever is preferable. But however you want to phrase it, it is time to pray to God, in whatever form He/She takes in your life, for the protection of our world.

I prayed for the restraint of the world's military and the willingness of the civilian and military leadership to resist criminal polices and illegal orders. I further prayed for citizens and true leaders to have the courage to dispossess the current criminal political and military leadership of their control over our future. Reuven Schossen, the Israeli dissident and former Captain in that nation's military now living in the US openly called on Israeli soldiers to put down their weapons and go home en masse in this radio interview. Lt. Col. Robert Bowman (Ret.) in his recent appearance on the 9/11 Scholars Symposium C-SPAN broadcast, available now from Mother Media, noted that he has been in contact with his friends still active in the military and that they are all reminding each other to remember the soldier's duty to refuse an illegal order.

My friend Consuelo Luz once told me the famous story about Fidel Castro in his guerilla days. Whatever opinion of Castro you may have, I think you will understand the importance of the story. Apparently, while he was fighting the US sponsored Batista dictatorship, he and his team, down to maybe five men, were trapped, hiding, in a huge sugar cane field. As they waited day and night for Batista's men to give up hope of finding or killing them, Castro, even then, had the nerve to tell his men, "We're winning, We're winning." As you may remember from an earlier post of mine, war is won or lost in the minds of its participants. That means us. At no time can we ever give psychological advantage to criminal "leaders" by believing that there is nothing we can do, or that we are losing. That's exactly the kind of apathetic, disempowered state in which you are supposed to remain. Buck it.

God is Loving and Greater Than All Evil, and with our help, will prevail on Earth. Prayers to that effect have an empowering, pacifying and exhilarating effect on one's emotions and state of mind.

There's an old saying, kind of pat, but I found it to be true: "If you're worried, pray, if you've prayed, don't worry." Give it a shot.



New Mexico Events
  • Important 911 Documentary extends run once again at the Santa Fe Film Center at Cinemacafe. Friday, August 11th, 7:45 p.m. and Sunday, August 13th, 1616 St. Michael's, near the clock tower. Mother Media will be there. DVDs of the recent C-SPAN 911 Scholars Symposium coverage will be available.
  • Spiritually Based Activism Friday, August 11, 7PM - 8:30PM, Ecoversity
    Explore spiritually-based activism and Gandhian nonviolence as methods for getting from here to our envisioned future. Discuss and gain understanding of the rapidly growing, global movement working to rebuild local economic sovereignty.
  • Network of Spiritual Progressives - Sunday, August 20 at 6:30 pm St. Bedes Church, on San Mateo just east of St. Francis Drive

Santa Fe Design Week Ramps Up In August

We'll be working with you to complete schedules and design events.

Landscape: El Museo green design entrance project, landscape site tours.

Interior Design: Tour & Panel being planned.

Graphic Design: Two national keynote sepakers, interdisciplinary panel and reception.

Culinary Design: Need Event Leaders

Green Design: Many keynotes, workshops and tours are under development, plus Green Design Expo.

Renewable Energy: Tracks for public, trade and policy makers; demonstration, Energy Expo at El Museo.

Water Conservation: Keynotes, films, system demonstrations, youth panel, and City Water Division, Xeriscape Competition.

Artisans: City-wide adopt-a-chair installation, studio tour and artisan/designer
buyers mart at El Museo.

Furniture Competition: Details Avaliable Soon.

AIA / Architecture: Programming being developed.

Universal Design: Panel: Exploring how sustainability, affordability, and accessibility relate.

Performance Event Design: Under Development

Affordable Live/Work: To Be Announced

Design-Related Films:
Contact Naomi Woodspring with suggestions: 989-1644
Woodspring@zianet.com

Marketing (publicity, advertising, graphic design) ramps up in August with:

  • Hard copy program design and production
  • Program ad sales
  • Website launch
  • Print advertising
  • Media stories
  • Expo design

Questions, comments or concerns, please contact Grace Communications:
(505) 438-8735 or info@santafedesignweek.com


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Spritually Based Activism
Friday, August 11, 7PM - 8:30PM
Explore spiritually-based activism and Gandhian nonviolence as methods for getting from here to our envisioned future. Discuss and gain understanding of the rapidly growing, global movement working to rebuild local economic sovereignty.

Strawbale Perspectives
Friday, August 11, 6PM - 8PM
A long favored method of building in our cold desert climate, straw bale construction is an interesting solution to green living. Find out more about regulations, financing and other aspects of building with bales.


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