We Are Winning - An Earnest Prayer
Leland Lehrman - email@example.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New Mexico Events
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.
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.
of Spiritual Progressives - Sunday, August 20 at 6:30 pm St. Bedes
Church, on San Mateo just east of St. Francis Drive
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
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
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
Contact Naomi Woodspring with suggestions: 989-1644
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
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