News for June 22, 2005

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AMERICAN GULAG: COMING SOON - He concluded as follows: “There is a disaster, however, which has already been under way for quite some time. I am referring to the calamity of a de-spiritualized and irreligious humanistic consciousness. . . . To such consciousness, man is the touchstone in judging and evaluating everything on earth. Imperfect man, who is never free of pride, self-interest, envy, vanity, and dozens of other defects. We . . . have lost the concept of a Supreme Complete Entity which used to restrain our passions and our irresponsibility. We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life.”

With these remarks, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was confronting and exposing the insane Communist monsters who have usurped control of this country. Before that speech, the Communist media had made him an international celebrity, perhaps because the conspiracy for world government found his revelations about the horrors of the gulag temporarily useful. After that speech, he disappeared from public consciousness like a comet. Today, few Americans can remember his name.

What did Solzhenitsyn say about the gulag? “At what exact point, then, should one resist? When one’s belt is taken away. When one is ordered to face into a corner? When one crosses the threshold of one’s home? . . . .” The same questions that are bothering you now. Solzhenitsyn bitterly laments the Russian failure to resist:

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .”

Israeli soldiers refuse Gaza evacuation (June 22, 2005) - Hundreds of Israeli Defense Forces soldiers and reserve officers assembled here yesterday to announce they will refuse to participate in the implementation of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Gaza evacuation plan and to call on fellow soldiers to follow their examples. “There are those who tell us we are destroying the IDF – that a soldier must fulfill every order given to him,” retired Col. Moshe Leshem said at the meeting, held in a large Jerusalem auditorium. “At Nuremberg, people were hanged for saying ‘We were fulfilling orders.’ We say to them: ‘We are saving the IDF.’” more...

Man-Eating Lions Come to the Rescue of a 12-Year-Old Kidnapped Ethiopian Girl Aimee Herd / Jessica Miller reporting (June 21, 2005) - An amazing story out of Ethiopia tells of a 12-year-old girl who was kidnapped and beaten by men trying to force her into marriage, when three lions came to her aid, chasing off her attackers and guarding the young girl until police arrived. more...

Newly Developed Israeli “Baseball” Camera Could Help Spy Out Terrorists David Brinn / Aimee Herd reporting  (June 21, 2005) - ODF Optronics’ new “Eyeball R1” is a palm-sized, ball-shaped device which was designed to be thrown into a building, room or environment which has been deemed hazardous. The device contains an omni-directional camera which can produce a 360-degree view of the room on a nearby remote monitor so soldiers or officers can better asses the level of possible danger in the situation. more...

New Zealand Poll Gives “Huge” Thumbs Up to Including Bible Studies in School Eleanor Wilson/Teresa Neumann reporting (Jun 21, 2005)