. "The children at the Kids on Fire summer camp are intent as they pray over a cardboard cutout of President George Bush. They raise their hands in the air and sway, eyes closed, as they join the chant for "righteous judges". Tears stream down their faces as they are told that they are "phonies" and "hypocrites" and must wash their hands in bottled water to drive out the devil. The documentary film Jesus Camp follows three children at the Kids on Fire Pentecostal summer camp in the small city of Devil's Lake, North Dakota. .... After a television news report about the film became a hit on YouTube.com, it attracted media attention across the country and opens in Los Angeles today. ... At one point Pastor Fischer equates the preparation she is giving children with the training of terrorists in the Middle East. "I want to see young people who are as committed to the cause of Jesus Christ as the young people are to the cause of Islam," she tells the camera. "I want to see them radically laying down their lives for the gospel, as they are over in Pakistan and Israel and Palestine." They cry, pray to Bush and wash out the devil - welcome to Jesus Camp September 29, 2006
"Millions of Evangelical Christians around the world support and constantly pray for the state of Israel, representatives at a meeting of the Knesset's Christian Allies Caucus said Wednesday. Dozens of Evangelical pastors, parliament members, and leaders from an array of countries gathered at the Knesset in Jerusalem to proclaim their support for the country, during a meeting of the Caucus, which was also attended by Knesset Members from across the political spectrum. "We see Israelis as our spiritual mothers and fathers. It's an honor for us to be here," Pastor Norman Miller of Australia told Ynetnews. "We love your God, Israel," Miller told the meeting, to a round of warm applause. "The line between the political and the biblical is disappearing," Josh Reinstein, Director of the Caucus, told the meeting. "Around the world, we see the rise of radical Islam come against our Judeo-Christian values, and we must meet it with a well organized response," Reinstein said. "We formed the Christian Allies Caucus to coordinate cooperate and communicate with our Christian allies around the world… we want to work with you, and we thank you for your support," he told delegates. ... Palestinian: Jerusalem belongs to Israel and Jesus ... Naim Khoury, a Palestinian Christian, said he is "wanted" by Islamic groups, adding: "I believe the land of Israel is going to prosper… the Iranian president cannot touch this land, because it belongs to God's chosen people. And God is going to protect this land, and keep Jerusalem a united city, forever and ever. Because Jerusalem does not belong to Iran, Hamas, Hizbullah, or Syria. It belongs to the State of Israel, and the great king the lord Jesus Christ."" Christians: We'll fight for Israel September 27, 2006 .
Here is something from the San Francisco Chronicle about the new detainee treatment bill ... ................................ And it broadens the definition of "unlawful enemy combatant" to include not only those who fight the United States, but also those who have "purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States." The latter group could include those accused of providing financial or other indirect support to terrorists, human rights groups say. The designation can be made by any "competent tribunal" created by the president or secretary of defense.
So lets see ... if I march in a demonstration against the occupation of Iraq, which GW claims is protecting the US from terrorism, am I supporting terrorism? Well ... I guess that's for a pack of Rumsfeld's goons to decide, behind closed doors. And if the answer is yes, then they can keep me locked away forever. This is really, really scary stuff.
Very scary stuff -- the BRAINWASHING OF KIDS HERE AND THERE. Since there is nothing we can do about what happens Over There, perhaps there are things -- LIKE SHINING THE BRIGHT LIGHT OF PUBLICITY ON THESE OUTRAGES -- Over Here. maddi
I WAS a Pentecostal...in Canada...but never again! When churches teach kids to worship Bush, thats too much! He is not a christian! Jesus wouldn't bomb innocent people. 300,000 innocent Iraqis & about 3000 dead US troops. Just so big oil companies can get rich. The Bush gang are the worst, corrupt bunch I've ever seen! Bush, Cheney & their gang need to be put out of the white House! They planned all this in early 90s. As you will see if you read the PNAC document. I will be talking to my church!! The only God Bush "talks" to is Satan!
Turn this over to the 'Jesus Camp'? Wayne Madsen, Major Cover-Up Suspected In GOP's 'Pagegate' (In my less-than-humble-opinion, this story's primary significance lies in the closely woven interconnection between hypocrisy, political blackmail & the selling of our national soul to criminal endeavour.)
Robert Fisk, The anatomy of a massacre; Marwahin [Lebanon], 15 July 2006: [T]he evidence suggests that what happened on this blissfully lovely coastline two and a half months ago was a crime against humanity, one that is impossible to justify on any military grounds since the dead and wounded were fleeing their homes on the express orders of the Israelis themselves.
Tariq Ramadan, Why I'm Banned in the USA: I fear that the United States has grown fearful of ideas. (Precisely. Secret legislation prohibiting unauthorized ideas to be secretly passed - unanimously, by both Houses of Congress & enthusiastically secretly signed by Herr Bush - and secretly implemented, by secret police acting under secret orders, the penalty for divulging to be secret death by secret means.)
STRANGER THAN FICTION (This massive, four-year-old document is highly recommended for obsessives determined to understand. I printed it out rather than blind my poor tired eyes! Not for a moment do I regret going the extra mile for this one.)
Full post . . . . Wayne Madsen, October 2, 2006 -- With Bob Woodward's revelations in his book State of Denial that Vice President Dick Cheney confirmed that Henry Kissinger is frequently consulted by both Cheney and George W. Bush, comes ironic news from our Pentagon sources.
Kissinger, who as Secretary of State, helped oversee the U.S. military evacuation of South Vietnam in 1975, is trying to convince the Bush White House that it should remain in Iraq to make up for Congress' lack of resolve to win in Vietnam. However, our Pentagon sources report that plans for a massive and quick U.S. military evacuation from Iraq have been drawn up -- and that they borrow heavily from the U.S. evacuation experience in South Vietnam.
Pentagon and U.S. Central Command contingency planners, fully expecting a major insurgent offensive against U.S. forces in Iraq that will result in a mandatory U.S. military withdrawal, have already identified evacuation staging locations, including from the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone and Baghdad International Airport. Other evacuation points reportedly include major hotels and U.S. military bases in Iraq. It is planned that evacuees will be airlifted by plane and helicopters to U.S. Navy ships in the Gulf, Kuwait, Jordan, and Germany.
British forces in Basra have also drawn up evacuation plans.
With Anbar province already lost to the insurgents and much of the country in turmoil, the failure of the United States to evacuate in the face of an all-out insurgent offensive could result in a number of U.S. forces being taken prisoner by insurgent forces. And with the recent decision of Congress to permit torture of enemy prisoners, the fate of a large number of U.S. military and civilian prisoners in insurgent hands has Pentagon officials extremely worried.
(Get them out before making them Iranian hostages?)
Mike Whitney, Court Stenographer Finally Comes Clean; Woodward's 60 Minutes Bloodbath: Woodward speaks for establishment elites who have stood on the sidelines cheering on the war-effort regardless of the rivers of blood coursing down the streets of Baghdad. He doesn't care that people are blown apart in their homes as long as it serves the overall interests of a small cadre of white plutocrats. What affects Woodward's delicate sensibilities is the inefficiency of the slaughter which has yet to produce the desired results. That's why the gloves have come off. That's why he's been employed to mug the muggers and kill the killers.
Woodward's appearance on 60 Minutes was the moral equivalent of a Mafia Hit-man performing the one task for which he is singularly well-suited; snuffing out a rival with a quick jab to the rib-cage.