Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Deja Vu or Just Another Black September?

 Washington Navy Yard East Gate

Nairobi WestgatE Mall
Courtesy of The India Times: massacre of Christians in Pakistan. 
It really is shaping up to be Black September, be it authentic or man-made terror. Why is this happening? Who is responsible? How can we stop it?

While we watch Kenyan soldiers running around BBC news crews in Nairobi searching for foreign shoppers and al Shabbabis, there is barely a peep in the media about the massacre of women and children outside a Christian church, after Sunday mass in Peshawar, Pakistan. Over 75 people killed, none of them shopping, all of them Pakistani.

Courtesy of the US/UK black-ops: Westgate Mall victims, camerman in pursuit

Washington, not working for HP

You can have a spooky experience at Washington's Navy Shipyard, if you're that way inclined!

The latest news is rife with synchronicity, for anyone interested that is. The designer of the above poster may well have been clueless and unintentionally gave this image a synchromystic flavour. I especially like the hint of The Philadelphia Experiment to the ghosts.

September has been a black month for me personally since 1994. Historically the month is choc-a-bloc full of horror and murderous acts. The irony of this latest news about a mass casualty shooting in the US has left barely a mark, perhaps just my grimace at the predictability of it all.

Yesterday afternoon I mentioned how the story would probably change very soon into another 'lone gunman' scenario, because 'that's how it always turns out'. The news is like a bad scripted soap opera, the same stories running with different players every season. You just know what's going to happen.

Below are a few mainstream news links, including the 'multiple shooters' reports. Even Jo Biden mentions it, so there is a distinct possibility this was going to be the original story. There is no way of knowing what really happened just by reading the news of course. But mixed into this soup are a few interesting pieces, along with the usual gristle, to chew on...

....The Shooter studied Buddism, he worked in the military with 'secret clearance', he worked for a company called 'The Experts' contracting to HP, he lived and was in the military while in Texas, he was on anti-depressants, he had PTSD, he was in trouble financially, he had a criminal record, he had no fixed abode, he was a waiter, he worked in Japan on a 'military' contract, he was an 'angry black man', he was a good spirited guy and the news of the killings shocked his friends, he played violent video games for hours, he saved lives on 9/11, he wore black clothing, he was awarded medals of honour...

GTA 5 perfect launch date Sept. 17

The Black Buddha has many faces
Sept 17 raising of the Costa Concordia

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Importance of Syria for Christians

Formerly St Marys Church
From the Christian Gospels, beginning with chapter 8, the Acts of the Apostles tells how the message of Christ’s resurrection spread from Jerusalem to surrounding areas. We see the deacon Philip evangelizing and baptizing in Samaria, where he is joined by the apostles Peter and John. Philip then travels westward, as far as Caesarea, the Roman provincial capital.

In chapter 9 we learn that there are believers in Damascus whom Saul goes to capture. Peter also travels, healing Aeneas in Lydda (Lod) and raising Dorcas in Joppa, both today suburbs of Tel Aviv. He then goes some 75 miles up the coast to Caesarea where he ministers in the house of Cornelius.

As often happens, persecution in one place led to the spread of the Gospel in another, Chapter 11 tells how persecution scattered the disciples even further: “as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch” (Acts 11:19), The Gospel had now gone over 300 miles in its journey around the world.

 Antioch the Great

Called “the Great” to distinguish it from cities in other provinces called Antioch, the city was founded in the 4th century bc by Seleucus I Nicator as a “court city” of his Seleucid Empire. In 64 bc Syria became part of the Roman Empire. Antioch eventually rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Middle East and played a particularly strong role in the Roman Empire.

Syria had a sizeable contingent of Jews who had full status as citizens. It is likely that the believers fleeing Jerusalem established themselves in the midst of this prosperous colony. We are told in Acts that these believers preached the Gospel, “only among Jews. Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord” (Acts 11:19-21). These first Gentile converts were called “Christians,” probably not a complement at first.

The new community was instructed by Barnabas, himself a Levite, who was one of the first disciples in Jerusalem. He brought Saul – now Paul – with him and they remained there about a year. After that, Barnabas and Paul were sent by the Church of Antioch to spread the Gospel, first in Cyprus, and then in Asia Minor.

Towards the end of the third century Rome created a “super-province” called the “diocese of the East,” with Antioch as its capital. Thus, when the principal local Churches were recognized at the First Council of Nicaea (ad 325), “Antioch and all the East” was placed third in rank, after Rome and Alexandria. (Source: Greek Catholic Church)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Lucky Strike?


We must always ask questions when war looms. Who will benefit? What will the outcome achieve?

Is it really okay to kill a few thousand poor foreign children for the sake of oil and gas? Because let's face it, we know that trumped-up politicians, such as the UKs Hague, do not give a toss about poor foreign children when they stand in the way of gaining millions of dollars. Don't we?

No one is fool enough to believe that these people go to war for the sake of the children, because 'it's just not right' and so on, blah blah blah....

The politicians seem to think by showing pictures of little childrens tortured faces that we will believe their bull. We should stop voting for these bastards. Let's not strike Assad and usher in further bloodshed for the sake of the elite controllers of this world.

The fall of Syria feels like another huge tragedy to me. All those beautiful historic places turned to rubble, to make way for the war machine's hapless soldiers. They will patrol the oil and gas fields and close the borders, they will ensure energy prices remain high, and squeeze the population further down the poverty hole.

Why should we vote to allow the ruling elites to bask in their decadent luxuries, while the little people toil and risk their lives for a few pounds an hour? Why should the children of these 'leaders' reap the benefits denied to every other child in the country? All the while our personal freedoms slowly erode, along with our 'average' lives. This is not how it should be. Whose idea was this?

Killing another human being is wrong. Nothing to do with religion or politics. When military force is used (however precise) innocent, and not so innocent men, women, and children, are killed. This is inevitable. It cannot be avoided. In some cases it is even welcomed! This is not how it should be. Whose idea was this?

It is fundamentally wrong to strike Syria, or any other country for that matter, whether or not a chemical attack occured.

I know, I am too much of an idealist for my own good. I will correct typos later.

If you would like to read about some real experiences of Syria, please go here:

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