Monday, April 29, 2013

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

(A guest editorial by Cliff Carson)

    Much discussion has been bandied about in the past few days concerning the use of Sarin gas on the Syrian population, and what we as a moral Nation should do about it. Of course the inference is that the Assad Regime is the user of that poison gas. The Media is full of the Obama statement, warning Assad, that using gas on the people would be "crossing the Line" and if such was to occur, the United States would become involved on the side of the Rebels.
    Well the charge has now been made, so what to do next is the question.
    I pose that first we need to do some fact checking and then some soul searching.
    Has gas been used? According to reports, gas was used in a limited way on March 15th.  Can this be proven and if it was used who did it - the Assad Regime or the Rebels?  By the way, who are the Rebels and when did this all start?
    We can go back as far in history as you might desire, but I choose to wander back to Plato and report some of his writings on Elites and State leaders, and as you might guess the nobility of wars.
    Plato espoused that for the Elites and the State to lie to the people was perfectly acceptable as long as it was good for the State as a whole. But in Plato's world the State leadership was made up of the Elites.  His reasoning for allowing the Elites, and thus the Government, to lie?  The State and the Elites will only act for the good of the people as a whole and there the people should look upon the State and the Elites as a form of Gods.
    "If anyone at all is to have the privilege of lying, the rulers of the State should be the persons, and they, in their dealings either with enemies or with their own citizens, may be allowed to lie for the public good.".  - Plato
    You might not be surprised to learn that Plato, who believed in Reincarnation, thought that the deceased would return in either a higher calling or lower status depending on their performance  at their previous level in life.  Plato thought that the highest level into which anyone could be reincarnated would be  -  Politician.
   Back to the question - was Sarin gas used?  At this time there is no way to prove whether or not it was used, unless it was immediately tested, because Sarin gas and any evidence of it disperses rapidly and it is too late now to find any evidence pertaining to use back on the 15th of March.
    But if it was used, who did the deed?  Some information to ponder:
   Once Gaddafi was deposed and the new Libyan Government was in control, it was reported in one of England's Newspapers, The Daily Telegraph that:  
    "Syrian rebels held secret talks with Libya's new authorities on Friday, aiming to secure weapons and money for their insurgency against President Bashar el-Assad's Regime.  Syrian rebels held the secret talks ( in Turkey) with Libya’s new authorities on Friday, aiming to secure weapons and money for their insurgency against the President Bashar al-Assad’s regime"
    A Libyan source speaking on the condition of anonymity stated, "There is something being planned to send weapons and even Libyan fighters to Syria. There is a military intervention on the way.  Within weeks you will see."  Later that month over 600 Libyans were reported to have entered Syria to begin Combat operations and more fighters and weapons have  followed continuously since.
    After the longest war in American History ( Iraq) which was entered into based on false information ( A Presidential lie) that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, isn't it hypocrisy to see the Western powers, including America, arming, funding, and politically backing rebels in Syria, whose army consists of Al-Qaida terrorists and religious Sunni's fighting to oust the Alawite Religion of Assad and based on that initial report of the use of Sarin gas on March 15th? It was first reported to the world by European news Media as follows:
     "At least 25 are reported dead after a chemical weapons attack targeting Syrian soldiers was carried out by NATO-backed terrorists in the northern city of Aleppo."
    So here we are. If the gas was used, by whom was it used?  Keep in mind that the statement about "crossing the line" was uttered by Obama prior to this gas attack.  Was the gas attack something the Assad Regime initiated?  Or was it by the foreign fighters brought in by the United States and its allies?  Or maybe it was a False Flag operation conducted by those wanting a new Profit Stream opened up due to a new War in Syria?
    Finally there is a final question that should be asked and answered:
    Is the United States war crowd  immoral enough to want to instigate a new war for the war profits that accrue to the Elites and the Federal Government which the Military Industrial Complex controls?
    Let me take you back to Operation Northwoods.  At the time this False Flag concept was hatched up by the War Crowd in our Government, the Cuban Missile Crisis had caused planners to work up a plan to rile up the public, to support a war against Cuba.   This was to be done by initiating raids against American Citizens conducted by US special forces.  This series of raids was to kill American Citizens and blame it on Cuban Terrorists. The only reason Operation Northwoods wasn't carried out was because President John Kennedy told the War Crowd it wasn't going to happen while he was President.  Later both he and his brother Robert were assassinated, by - well you know the story.
    There are those who want War as a means of profiteering. They have been on Earth since man rose up to walk upright. They will always be among us. We need to be vigilant and learn to recognize them by their actions.
    It is they who have crossed the line.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Little Child Shall Lead Them

A Little Child Shall Lead Them
Isaiah 11:6

AN eight year old child made a poster in his third grade class. His proud teacher took a photo of him holding his poster. I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at that photo, which now has been seen around the world. I have looked at his expression, the way he delicately holds his poster up for his teacher. He has a small smile, including the gaps of missing baby teeth, but his eyes caught me. I see a sadness, a pleading, in his eyes. He means what his poster says, “No more hurting people. Peace” On either side of the word Peace is a heart and below it is a peace symbol.
    This eight year old child has just solved the major problem of the world, and he wants the world to understand it and do it. No More hurting people. If that is accomplished, then Peace may result.
    I don’t know what it was that influenced him to write that poster. Perhaps he had heard people discussing drones and the killing of women and children around the world. Perhaps he had watched a schoolyard bully beat up a little kid and steal his lunch money. Maybe it was a kindly old lady who lived down the street and sat on the porch swing, feeding him cookies, petting her cat, and telling him stories of her youth. Perhaps it was just common sense, which is much more common in small children than it is in  adults, but is rarely recognized by us.
    A few days, or perhaps a week or so later, his shattered body was lying on a street in Boston, surrounded by many hurting people, including his mother, sister and, his father.
    A bit earlier, I had seen a photo of a bunch of Pakistanis, with a row of dead children laid out in a row before them. Victims of an Obama sponsored drone. Perhaps he saw that, though I doubt it. It was not widely published here in the US.
    Mr. Obama came to Boston for a brief photo-op, vowing to bring the perpetrators to “justice” and announcing that he is sending in guns, tanks and drones to “pacify” yet another poor country in Africa.
    Mr. Obama, what part of Martin Richard’s poster do you not understand?

 No More hurting people.

    Isaiah 11:6 says, “a little child shall lead them.” I see that Martin’s picture is slowly fading away as the mass media has milked it for what it can get in the short attention span of the American public. I hope, though, that this simple photo will remain as a lesson in the hearts and minds of many around the world who weary of endless wars, endless “hurting people” for the profits and power of the arms and war makers.
    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the memory of this innocent little martyr and his simple poster could, in fact, lead the world toward the path of peace?
    Bless you Martin Richard. May your memory stay green and bright and may we bring your simple plea to fruition.
Steve Osborn
18 April 2013