Sunday, October 8, 2017

ISIS Gunmen In Vegas Executed US Defense Spy Paddock


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Official cover-ups of crimes that implicate the national-security establishment, as the Vegas massacre surely has done, must be handled with patience learned from prior investigative experience in order to spot disinformation and assemble credible evidence into a reconstruction of the totality of the crime, including the sequence of events, role of other participants, relationship to the government, background and motive.

In pathetic contrast, the compliant news media portrays alleged gunman Stephen Paddock as a lone gunman and man of mystery without making a serious effort at uncovering his connections to the intelligence services, which happens to be the key to comprehending the reasons behind this puzzling mass murder. Then there is the planted single gunman claim like the FBI tip to InfoWars that suspect Paddock was killed in the Bureau's assault and that antifa (anti-fascist, anti-racist anarchist) literature was found in the 32nd floor room at the Mandalay. (Sheriff Joseph Lombardo countered that falsehood from the FBI by stating more than one shooter was involved.) Here it will be shown that Paddock was anything but a radical anarchist and instead worked as a contract agent for the Defense Department and CIA.

The FBI-Las Vegas police feud was discussed at the 4chan thread that was soon closed for new comments:
According to a source in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department:: “The LVMPD knows the motive behind the attack, but the FBI will not allow us to release the motive because it implicates the FBI in illegal arms deals and supplying arms to ISIS terrorists within U.S. borders. Stephen Paddock was an undercover FBI agent who participated in multiple illegal arms deals in the Las Vegas area in a gun-running entrapment scheme similar to Fast and Furious. Paddock thought he was engaging in another routine arms transfer, but ISIS had learned about the entrapment scheme and Paddock’s true identity. They killed him and carried out the massacre, and then fled the scene.

“Everything is being kept under extreme wraps because 1) armed ISIS terrorists are still at large and 2) this is very embarrassing to the FBI and they don’t want their scheme to become public knowledge. . . . People within LVMP are disgusted and are pushing for this information to be released to the public.”

Arguably more grotesque are the online snipers who falsely insist that the Vegas massacre never happened but was a stage-play faked by crisis actors. (There are crisis actors, but they are hired by public relations firms after a calamity to divert public attention from the actual trauma victims.)


Citizen journalism defies online censorship and trolls

In contrast to the paucity of information from the mainstream media, rense.com has posted eyewitness accounts and revelations from hotel staffers. Despite the shutdown of new comments under management pressure, the online boards reddit, 4chan and VOAT have done a fast and worthy job of separating out some nuggets of information from the chatter and planted disinfo. Unofficial citizen journalism has assembled the pieces needed for a cohesive picture of the alleged perpetrator and his connections with the intelligence establishment and to the radical Muslim ISIS.

From these informal sources, three salient issues has surfaced:
- indisputable evidence of a squad of multiple shooters rather than a lone gunman
- the relocation of one of Paddock’s airplanes between Virginia airports after an ATF agent was killed in the cover-up of Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious gun-peddling operation
- the visits of Paddock and companion Marilou Danley to the UAE, Jordan and Israel while President Barack Obama was starting to turn against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Paddock as Agency Spy against ISIS


These morsels of vital information indicate that Paddock served for a long-time as contract agent for CIA-FBI gun-running and as a possible trained assassin.

The Mandalay Bay affair was likely part of a covert program to transfer weapons from the vaults of the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency of Homeland Security), fitted with hidden RFID tracking chips, to ISIS militants inside the USA. Suspecting a sting operation, the ISIS team in Las Vegas shot him to death in his room at the Mandalay immediately before proceeding to fire at the crowd of revelers attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night, October 1.

Police radio chatter and initial reports, especially in cases of politically sensitive crimes against public security, are often the most accurate and therefore invariably followed by disinformation under a politicized official cover-up. For an investigative journalist like myself, who led the probe into the Tokyo Subway gassing, consideration of early-on eyewitness reports and initial police comments is a rule of thumb. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMP) scanner (police-band radio) messages to and from the front-line cops is the indelible first draft, and what comes later is censorship.

The first time-sequence report out of Vegas was posted at reddit under “Gunshots Downtown Right Now?” by Caram2, who was alerted to the gunfire by his sister, a employee at the MGM Grand who escaped the concert by running to the nearby airport. The timeline is fresher and more revealing than his post-event introduction, which was already by then influenced by Fox News’ knee-jerk response of a lone gunman narrative from the FBI.

The comments below are his transcript from the LVMPD scanner. Here are a few notable excerpts of the salient points:

(The first gunshots were at 10:08)
10:11 Sister saying gunshots have slowed/stopped
10:29 2-4 shooters - some officers pinned down
10:38 Police say no shots fired 10-15 minutes
10:47 Scanner says two scenes, injured personnel
10:49 Reno and Trop(icana)
(note: Reno Avenue East is the location of the Tropicana, Excalibur and New York New York Hotels)
11:00 2 locations confirmed at Mandalay Bay and Ali Baba
(note: Henderson’s Ali Baba is a posh Lebanese restaurant.)
11:05 Scanner says 3 shooters unconfirmed. Hacienda and Trop/Vegas?? Has bodies / shooters. Not sure when last shots were fired. Tropicana off-ramp is closed.
(note: The Mandalay Bay is built on the site of the demolished Hacienda.
11:06 Scanner says multiple 419s?? Scanner: do not worry about injured, Neutralize Threat.
(note: 419 stands for “Dead Body”)
11:17 Officers outside the alleged shooter room at the Mandalay. . . .
11:18 NYNY shooter is heading to the Excalibur.
(note: NYNY is the New York New York Hotel two blocks north on Las Vegas Boulevard S)
1:34 Metro (police) press conference: 2 suspects dead/1 detained. One POC.
(note - POC: police officer casualty? Or person of color?)

Making Sense of the Chatter

The sister, who was near the stage, escaped the gunfire after a truck tore down a section of fence and she managed to reach safety at the nearby airport. Her mobile calls from the scene and the airport indicated the firing had slowed within the first 3 minutes. Therefore most of 1,000-2,000 bullets were fired in that short space of time, while the revelers were trying to disperse or find cover.

As part of the politicized gun-control debate, opponents of the Second Amendment have falsely claimed that a bump stock device (which uses recoil to re-engage the trigger) can enable a semiautomatic weapon, like the one found with Paddock, to fire 400 rounds per minute. This is a deliberate deceit, since 400 Rpm, take note here, is the “rate of fire” (as in highest firing rate during bursts) and not the number of bullets that can actually be shot within a minute. 400 shots would require 14 reloads and re-aiming, each requiring about 10 seconds, for a total down time of more than 2 minutes.

The FBI photo taken in Paddock’s hotel room showed a stack of curved AK-47 magazines, each holding 30 bullets; there was no bandolier-type machine-gun belt in sight. Therefore, the lone gunman narrative is preposterous, and anyone who put this sort of nonsense forward, especially from law enforcement, is a knowing liar. For that reason alone, the bump stock ban proposed in Congress should be voted down, at least until the proponents admit their deception and agree to stick to facts.

Multiple shooters, 5 or more sites

Aside from the Mandalay Bay, the police-radio intercept disclose two other nearby shooting scenes: the Tropicana and New York New York hotels. The Tropicana hotel-casino is located across Las Vegas Boulevard South (aka The Strip) about a half block from the Mandalay Bay (the southernmost on The Strip). It directly adjoins the site of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, opposite the Mandalay.

The rapid-fire shooting from the Tropicana is, therefore, consistent with eyewitness reports of a “crossfire” by the second shooter, who was likely killed by the police, as reported at the first Metropolitan Police news conference.

A third shooter, firing from New York New York hotel, is reportedly in detention, presumably captured while trying to flee in a car across the boulevard to the Excalibur. The NYNY is across the boulevard from the Tropicana, or the same side of the street as Mandalay Bay (and the Luxor). It is at a catty-corner from the open-air concert venue.

There were three firing points in a deadly triangle, just like the trio at the Paris Bataclan (only 2 gunmen were killed, and one escaped) and Orlando Pulse (1 killed, 2 escaped). Triangulation is intended to keep the crowd confined rather than making a quick [escape]. (In a shooting situation, every couple of seconds feels like [a] minute, when perception time slows to a crawl, and therefore within 20 seconds targeted individuals should be able to dash to escape or find cover, that is, in the case of a single gunman.) Even with those three shooters, at least one of them must have used a belt-loading machine gun, probably similar to a 7.62mm NATO standard, to account for the intense firepower within three minutes, along with the basso boom from the muzzle blast.

Guests and staff at a different set of two or three hotels also heard low-caliber gunfire, shootings which so far can be interpreted as a diversionary action intended to confuse the police. These secondary shootings were at the Bellagio and Caesar’s Palace, and probably the Aria, at the corner of Flamingo Avenue, two blocks north of the Harvest Festival. Later that night a local civilian resident with a rifle tried to enter Caesar’s apparently hav[ing] hear[d] about gunshots fired inside.

The gunfire at the Ali Baba Lebanese restaurant was later denied, although it may have been a misfired weapon kept ready for back-up to assist the escape of the hotel gunmen.

Therefore, the hit squad in Las Vegas included a minimum of 5 gunmen, though more likely 6-7 shooters, with a contingent of support personnel for communications, logistics, transport and to trip up hotel security. Hotel staff at the Mandalay saw an assailant in a hotel security uniform being chased down a hall by police officers.

The attack on Las Vegas was a small-scale paramilitary operation, probably involving a squad of radical Muslim ISIS supporters to avenge Obama’s betrayal of the Caliphate. One serious problem is the code of silence among the hundreds of Muslim hotel workers and chauffeurs along The Strip, whose ultimate loyalties are with sharia law and not the U.S. Constitution. Vegas was a classic case study of the absolute failure and delusions about Muslim integration under the democratic traditions of American society. That is an undeniable fact contributing to the murder and mayhem, politically incorrect though it may be.

On the side of caution, one cannot discount the possibility an Israeli Mossad deep-cover false-flag operation aimed at ensuring more military aid from the U.S. against Iran and other foes. As for “crisis actors”, these professional clowns are hired after the event in order to divert attention away from the actual trauma victims. The online bloggers who spread this sort of chum for fools are cogs in the repressive machinery of state.

For Paddock, to balk was a death sentence

The only remotely honest law-enforcement official with a public presence, LVMPD Joseph Lombardo, stated that suspect Paddock intended to survive the massacre. His assessment was based on the presence of an explosives-making chemical and more guns inside his car, which was parked in the Metropolitan. In other words, Paddock did not commit suicide, and there was no reason to wait for the SWAT to arrive.

Since the firing had ceased by around 10:20 p.m., and the SWAT team did not storm his room until after 11:00, Paddock had 40 minutes to make his escape in the crowd of panicked guests down the elevators to the parking level. Why didn’t he exfiltrate?

The only possible answer is: Because he was already dead, killed before the shooting spree started. Who would have killed Paddock just prior to the gunfire on the crowd below? One of the gunmen, of course.

Why? Because the would-be “buyers” of his stash of guns for sale (none of them were legally purchased from registered firearms dealers, as implied by media fakery) had long suspected that his offer of guns for sale was bait in an FBI-CIA trap. The ISIS knew very well that his disingenuous conversion to Islam was a ploy hatched by his bosses at the CIA and DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency).

So the jihadists offered him one last test of faith before his “martyrdom”. At every terror site, at least one dead martyr must be left behind for the lone gunman myth, which benefits both the political class to appease the public anger and also the terrorists trying to conserve manpower for their next strike. Paddock was more useful as a fall guy than as a fighter.

To flush out informers, crime groups will often order a new member to murder an undercover police informant or a friend in a rival gang, as depicted in the Johnny Depp movie “Donnie Brasco”. In real life and in the movie, Joe Pistone aka Brasco was shrewd enough not to flinch and shot his pal Tony Mirra, to the satisfaction of the Bonnano mob, and no further questions were asked. Joe/Donnie earned their trust as an unquestioning obedient henchman.

During the meeting to transfer the traceable guns to the ISIS men in his 32nd floor room at the Mandalay, his client(s) would order him to start shooting at the concert-goers below. Caught totally off-guard by this demand to kill fellow Americans, Paddock would have balked. Instead of giving a straight answer, he probably requested a moment of prayer in the bathroom to think it over, allowing him to message his FBI support team.

His prayer was answered with a gunshot to the back of the head. That bloody head is edited out the FBI photo of his body, if indeed that was his actual corpse. (Since he was laid out with a Kevlar vest, why wouldn’t he also have worn a helmet to deflect bullets?) That’s when the ISIS team leader would text-message his gunman to commence the slaughter. They had no need for Paddock’s dodgy cache of weapons; they brought their own heavier machine-guns to the fatwa fiesta.

Now, boys and girls, if you want to be a secret agent for the Feds or the Agency, whenever the bad guys tell you to mow down your teammates, just do as they say and make sure there are no wounded survivors who might recognize you as one of their own and moan to you. “Jeez, good to see you again, hey, how come you’re not wearing a badge?” Kill everyone, even your loved ones, or you too will soon join the dead. That’s what it takes to be a first-class Fed, utter ruthlessness arising from the will to survive with no space for regrets or chance of redemption. It’s a lonely life that exits in hell.

Every Breath You Take

The sting operation known as Fast and Furious, initiated in 2009 by Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder turned into a self-inflicted disaster for law enforcement and national security. Supposedly traceable guns, embedded with RFID chips, were sold to the Mexican drug mafia. The concept was to track the homing devices inside the guns along the supply chain of felons up the ladder to the big bosses in Cuidad Juarez, Sinaloa state, the capital and other major smuggling hubs and money-laundering centers.

Since mobile-phone service and hot-spots can be spotty in those backwaters, the FBI lost track of those firearms. It’s likely that the Mexican smugglers knew Fast and Furious was too good to be true, and took apart a gun to locate the tracking device. An estimated 10,000 civilian fatalities are attributed to those rapid-fire weapons, including American law-enforcement officials along the border, a blow-back which led to an abrupt end of gun-walking. (The term means letting the criminals walk into a gun shop for an illegal purchase and walk out with firearms, in that case across the borderline.)

The killings of Americans with Holder’s guns resulted in an internal-affairs probe into the source of those firearms, which was the arsenals of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms bureau (ATF, under the Department of Homeland Security). The Obama White House responded with a self-protective cover-up, and ATF bosses were under heat to perjure themselves before Congress. So this is when Stephen Paddock’s airplane and his inexplicable wealth enter this dark picture show.

Homicide or Suicide?


That’s how one headline described the 2013 deaths of 20-year veteran ATF agent Paul Parisi and his wife Janine inside their home in Chantilly, Virginia. As an arson and explosives expert, Parisi was stationed at the local ATF field office, near the top-level forensic laboratory at Quantico, the FBI Academy, which also serves the scientific requests of Pentagon’s investigative unit called the Defense Security Service (DSS).

One of the questions related to Fast and Furious was the possible role of a suspected mafia mole inside U.S. law enforcement, so DNA testing and chemical analysis were meticulously done on recovered Fast and Furious guns, putting Paul Parisi on the wrong side in the eyes of certain higher-up circles who were not eager to see his forensic findings reach Congress.

A Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace

In that same area of Virginia, starting in 2006, one Stephen C. Paddock (the Las Vegas suspect’s middle name is Craig), who was a resident of Henderson, Texas, and Mesquite, Nevada, based his Cirrus SR20, tail number N5343M, at Chantilly airfield. But then, just months after the Parisi deaths, he relocated the home field of that single-engine propeller plane 22 miles away to an airstrip at Roanoke.

Parked at Roanoke for the next three years, the same-model Cirrus with identical tail number N5343M was registered as belonging to Volant LLC, which conducts top-secret assignments in intelligence and defense operations, something like the Mission Impossible team. Three weeks prior to the Vegas massacre, however, the Cirrus made its first recent flight, presumably by Paddock or another Agency pilot to deliver his consignment of guns to Las Vegas.

Thanks to a vigilant citizen online by name of Mike, that defense contractor is now in the spotlight. The limited liability company describes its team of experts as follows: “A Volant Associate proudly serves the needs of the nation’s Intelligence and Defense Community. Each associate matches a specific and rigorous profile and is the absolute best of his or her breed: a dedicated, driven, educated, broadly experienced leader who holds, at a minimum, an active Top Secret SCI clearance”

To translate the alphabet soup: Top Secret (TS); SCI means Sensitive Compartmented Information, or high-level access to classified information on file. This lacework of acronyms can deadlier for one’s health than arsenic.

A notable feature of the Cirrus SR20 model is its rocket-opened parachute, which prevents a damaged aircraft from crashing into buildings while carry dangerous cargo, for example, explosives or ammunition. With seating for 4 passengers (which can be used for cargo space) and a range of 780 nautical miles, the Cirrus is an ideal plane for arms traffickers, involved in Fast and Furious and/or its successor program transporting spooky guns to Islamic radicals.

Online access to various employment agencies connected with Volant LLC have been blocked since recent revelations of Paddock’s long-time relationship to that defense contractor.

Dad was FBI’s Most Wanted

How could the eldest son of a bank robber, diagnosed as a psychopath, on the FBI Most Wanted List, become a government-trusted military contractor and a multimillionaire (with no visible means of support)?

A migrant from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to the Sunbelt, his father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock Jr. was arrested several times in the 1950s for automobile larceny, con games and passing bad checks, resulting in debts from which he tried to bounce back with two armed robberies of the Valley Bank in Tucson, Arizona, 1959-60. While serving a prison sentence, Big Ben (6’2” tall) staged a prison break in 1969 and was on the lam for 7 years, operating under a false identity as a bingo parlor operator in Oregon. Although none of his sons admit to being in contact with him, the family somehow survived on his ill-gotten lucre despite the FBI watch on their Tucson home.

At the time of the prison escape and his posting on the Most Wanted list, Stephen Paddock was 15 years old, the eldest of four sons raised by their single mother. Despite the present-day media’s attempt to cast a “like father, like son” psychoanalysis on Stephen, in fact he managed to earn a business degree from Cal State Northridge, which qualified him to work as accountant and also trained him in algorithms, later needed to win big at video poker in casinos. Methodical, calm and low-key, his biography so far has showed no signs of his being a psychotic.

What is incongruous for the son of a fugitive bank robber, however, is that his entire working career, which lasted a mere 12 years, was with the federal government, indicating the “protection” of the FBI. His first job was as a letter carrier, a mailman for the U.S. Postal Service, a routine that would prove useful later for his work as an intelligence contractor, if the mission required getting people to open their front doors and passing through neighborhoods unnoticed.

After a short stint as an IRS auditor, he worked from 1985-89 as an “in-house auditor” for an as-yet unidentified aircraft maintenance company, which was later merged into Lockheed. Just a mere one year into that better-paying job, Paddock plonked down $400,000 cash to purchase outright a large house in Northridge, California.

High Flier, High Times

What’s sticks in my craw is those dates of employment at the mystery company, simultaneous with Air Cocaine flights into Mena Airfield, a major aircraft maintenance center in Arkansas while Bill Clinton was governor. It was one of few jobs in that era where an ordinary employee (pilot or ground crew and managers) could earn a tax-free million dollars a year. Perhaps not by accident, Stephen Paddock and the husband of Marilou Danley own homes in Fayetteville-Springdale in the northwest corner of Arkansas, where east-west US Highway 40 meets north-south state road 71 to Mena.

Whether or not his high times at Mena including helping Bill and the Hill roll up a carpet for Vince Foster, Paddock’s subsequent low-profile career was as a small-plane pilot, shuttling contraband or people on contract with intelligence agencies or the Pentagon. News reports indicate he often flew a small plane from Nevada to Alaska during the annual hunting season, a flight distance farther than Honduras to Arkansas. For the Alaskan trips, he’s hauling a rifle of sufficient caliber to down a moose and maybe a few dollars more of extra hardware and ammo to offload in Idaho or Seattle.

OK, the question begs for an answer: Was Stephen Paddock a CIA assassin, as the ones in Robert Ludlum Bourne series? We still have to locate the shallow graves, even if planes can also be used to dump bodies into lakes and oceans. In “Vegas”, poor Joe Pesce had to use a shovel to dig holes in the desert.

ISIS Loyalty Pledge

The ISIS website boasts that Paddock was converted to Islam in April 2017, pledging allegiance to their jihad. He probably crossed the threshold on one of his cruise ship tours from Greece to the Middle East, which included stopovers in Dubai and Jordan, accompanied by his female companion Danley, who claims to have a niece in the UAE. Jordan is landlocked and the best method of entering that country is through the Israeli port of Aqaba.

Since it is by now certain that Paddock was a contract agent for U.S. intelligence, the Mideast cruise indicates:

- first, that he entered the region by cruise ship to avoid detection at airports where he was probably a known commodity since the invasion of military contractors during and after the Iraq wars; and
- second, a CIA or DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) staffer, or a Mossad agent, would have escorted him for a quick briefing from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Jordanian border for his upcoming meetings with ISIS.

Both Dubai and Jordan are major hubs for the Muslim Brotherhood, which was involved in the Hillary-Obama fiasco known as the Arab Spring and financed by the jihadist Emirate of Qatar. Lest Americans have forgotten by now, the Brotherhood launched the first attempted attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 and its members were aboard the 911 jetliners. Presumably, many and perhaps most of the captains of ISIS came out of the Brotherhood, the “grandfather of modern jihad”.

Here again in the Paddock caper, the CIA-DIA revealed a basic lack of common sense, even after losing captured “aid workers” to ISIS decapitators. Besides, who in their right mind would join ISIS when its barracks and arsenals were being pounded daily by Russian airstrikes? For Stephen Paddock, however, volunteering for this fool’s errand was perhaps his way of making up for the crimes of his father against American society. He was trying to redeem the family name, as hopeless and suicidal as that may seem. There’s nothing like Christian guilt to bring on Sharia law.

Gift from Heaven

The masterminds of ISIS must have seen Paddock’s oath of fealty as a gift from Above, a doorway into the American heartland, even though it was through the tiger’s den, a trap laid by the CIA. By then, ISIS had a grudge match with President Barack Obama after he reneged on the trans-Syrian pipeline from Qatar to the Mediterranean and onto Cyprus and Ukraine, meant to compete with the hatred Russians who have a near-monopoly on European gas supply.

Despite the risks of entrapment, the ISIS chieftains had every reason to feel confident about the planned strikes on Orlando, Vegas and San Francisco, cities that represent to the Islamic community the sins of bestiality, gambling and homosexuality. The Muslims were gaining the upper hand against their Satanic foe. The Awan brothers team had control of the computers in the House of Representatives, thanks to Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Tim Kaine along with the California Democrats were staunch in their support for open immigration and sanctuary cities, havens for ISIS sleeper cells; Obama’s Pizzagate team set up a transport network for DACA children, ensuring a bright future for Islam in the New World; and Khizer Khan was gaining influence in the DNC. The counterattack was proceeding way faster than Saladin’s slow drive against the Crusaders.

While Stephen Paddock’s intelligence bosses were eager to put marked guns in the hands of jihadist supporters in America, ISIS was many steps ahead of the intel bureaucrats like James Comey and John Brennan or Loretta Lynch. If the killings at the Orlando Pulse were an initial taste of glory, the assault on Las Vegas would surely be a bumper harvest, a fiesta for the fatwa.

While Paddock and his Agency superiors prepared the trap, as neatly as he would fill an accounting ledger, the ISIS gunmen took their stations at the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, the Aria, New York New York, Tropicana and the Mandalay Bay, while an armed back-up team delicately nibbled on baklava with Turkish coffee, awaiting order.

For Americans, a ghastly horrifying Halloween came early; but for ISIS the Autumn Moon glowed like honey with a sweet taste of revenge. In the Hijri calendar, the night of Oct. 1-2, 2017, marked the Islamic New Year, a blood sacrifice followed by a new dawn promising victory.
 
Where to Go from Here


What’s the prognosis? More of the same, because American society, including the self-serving political class, is much too narcissistic and divided to put up effective resistance to sustained attacks from fanatics who have no fear of dying and every reason to kill, in an era when citizens cannot even agree to stand up for the national anthem or celebrate Columbus day, or rally around the commander in chief, exulting in a frenzy of political correctness that puts one’s private issues like sexual orientation over hard personal sacrifices for the common good.

The War on Terror and the Arab Spring, along with the absurd extremism of political correctness, as many of their critics like myself repeated warned in all seriousness, have had devastating consequences for the United States and its democratic norms and cultural traditions. Until there is a minimal degree of unity as a nation, based on a sea change for hearts and minds, the situation will deteriorate.

In contrast to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which united the country often to excessive zeal, the Las Vegas Massacre was a sharp blow that fragmented the USA into a million broken pieces that may possibly never be glued back together again. Regardless of the folly and disunity of all the sunshine soldiers and anti-social nationhood haters, those who struggle to revive America as a Good Nation, while realizing that greatness has been permanently lost, will trudge through the approaching Valley Forge of our time toward the battle ahead.

[JP Maxwell note:  Many of you can remember the U.S. Congressional Hearings in August of 1995 concerning the FBI/BATF's assault on the Brand Davidian Complex in Waco, Texas in 1993.  The hearings revealed the truth that David Koresh was simply buying and selling firearms publicly with nothing to hide when a search warrant being served on him was botched by the FBI and Federal Agents were shot along with a number of Branch Davidians.  This resulted in the 51-day stand-off with Federal Agents and the ultimate destruction of the Branch Davidian Complex by the U.S. Military, FBI, BATF, and local and state law-enforcement agencies.  We also know the FBI was involved in the first attempt at blowing up the World Trade Center Towers in NYC in 1993.  The above article, while speculative in varying degrees, is not altogether dismissable in light of the history of the FBI and ATF botching raids and murdering innocents to cover their tracks.  They were found negligible at Ruby Ridge and Waco and later during the Boston Marathon bombings.  Could it be that they are again liable in the Vegas Massacre?]

Friday, May 5, 2017

New Website Now Online!

WASHINGTON - The companion website for Zephon Ministries is now online.  Check it out today!
 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Politics and the Kingdom



WASHINGTON - It seems many within the body of Christ today are participating, yet again, in the centuries-old deception of believing the Kingdom of God (Yahweh) is compatible with the diabolical kingdoms of this world.  What do I mean by this? 

In the 4th century, the fairly new entity known as Christianity melded itself to the political systems of human governance through the unification of 'church' and 'state.'  This occurred when Roman Emperor Constantine the Great professed a conversion from his pagan past and instead began to embrace the tenets of Christianity.  Most historians worth their salt have shown this profession of faith by Constantine to be simply political expediency rather than a true scriptural conversion. For example, Constantine proclaimed that the Jesus Christ of Scripture (completely juxtaposed to His holy nature) commanded him, through a self-proclaimed epiphany, to murder his enemies under the sign of the cross, later identified as the symbol of the Knights Templar. Likewise, many today proclaiming themselves Christians have again aligned themselves with the antichrist governments of the world in the hopes of once more ushering in a physical manifestation of the Kingdom of God on earth, which is, in reality, actually a carnal kingdom and not the true spiritual kingdom of heaven.  

Fast forward to the Middle Ages and again, through the deceptive misrepresentations of Scripture, men hailed as great reformers once more convinced sincere adherents of Biblical Christianity that murdering one’s enemies was indeed the will of God.  It was through the teachings of Martin Luther and John Calvin that Puritanism gained a stronghold in the governments of Europe and later the United States of America - so much so that this 'version' of Christianity overtook the long-standing belief that Christians were to be the bearers of the 'Good News' through obedience, longsuffering, kindness and patience of loving their enemies. It instead taught that Christians were to be the instruments of God to bring in a physical Kingdom by violent force, if necessary, toward those who would dare defy the so-called commandments from Heaven.  

In America today, this deceptive teaching has again arisen within the Church of Jesus Christ.  Many believers have aligned themselves with the kingdoms of this world all the while remaining oblivious to the fact their unification of politics and religion has once more led them down the slippery slope to destruction.  

How appalling it is to see so-called men and women of God align themselves with the Roman Caesars of our present era all in the belief that they are fulfilling the Word of God.  

True Biblical Christianity and politics have not, nor ever will, mix.  The kingdom of darkness has no place alongside the Kingdom of Light, yet how many self-proclaimed Christians in the United States believe it is their solemn duty to their Savior Jesus Christ to expend precious energy casting a vote for the devil, so to speak? That is, whether one considers themselves a patriot or an anarchist, a Republican or a Democrat, a liberal or a conservative, they all agree, Christian or otherwise, that it is their duty to involve themselves in the carnal kingdoms of this world.  

How many Christians cast a vote for the current U.S. President, Donald Trump, last November?  Without the Evangelical vote Mr. Trump would have been assured defeat.  Yet Christians believed it their heavenly duty to empower yet another antichrist leader.  In this case, it’s a billionaire who loves money.  What do the Scriptures teach us concerning the love of money?  Anyone?  

It sickens me today to hear people of faith call for the annihilation of their fellow men through war, especially if they happen to be adherents under the spell of Islam.  How many Christians stand right behind their political and religious leaders calling for the physical destruction of their perceived enemies?  Men like John Hagee and John MacArthur, despite their denials, are nothing less than false teachers leading droves of Christians into a Christ-less eternity.  How can so-called Christians call for the murder of the unbelieving world?  Does our God take pleasure in the death of the wicked?  Does He not long for all to be saved? 

What about the Scriptures?  What about loving our enemies and doing good to those who persecute us?  What about obeying the just as well as the unjust?  

Most Christians today are "in-name" only believers.  Could they really stand with the John Husses and William Tyndales of centuries past?  Could they stand with those who have given up their lives for the sake of Christ and His Gospel?  

Christian, if you believe it is righteous to stand behind anyone, including the current President of the United States of America, who calls evil good and good evil all the while professing a faith in Jesus Christ, I'm sad to report you've been deceived.  Some of the most deceived believers today are those who fight in the Armed Forces.  They’ve been told to serve God is to serve Country.  To be obedient to God, they’re told, is to kill, if commanded, their enemies for the preservation of the State.  What an abomination to a holy, loving God.  How many more Muslims must die to satiate the blood-thirst of psuedo-Christianity? 

Never has the unbelieving world been the enemy of Christianity. It has been its greatest mission field.  We do not war against flesh and blood.  Christians who support the physical destruction of their enemies are no better than the ancient Jews who cried for the murder of their Messiah.  

Wake up, Christian.  Politics is no realm for the believer.  Most who state otherwise are still stuck under the Law.  They still reside immersed in the Old Covenant cheering the day when the 10 Commandments, once again, become the Law of the land.  They decry the politics of this world as though the politicians and religious leaders are somehow straying from their authority, yet all the while endlessly support them in the futile hope that they can make this world a better place.  

Friends, this world writhes in darkness.  It is the realm of the unbelieving.  Whether American, Russian, Israeli or Arab, the leaders of this world are NOT Christian.  Should we really expect them to behave as such?  Then why do many constantly seek to reform politics?  Has the endless list of compromising theologians ever truly changed the politics of the ungodly and unbelieving?  Why, for example, has America continually degenerated into a cesspool of sin and unbelief all the while having professing Christians in high places?  Could it be that the 'Christianity' of those within the political realm is, in fact, disingenuous?  

I always like to remind those who proclaim a faith in Christ Jesus that never once do we read of the apostles and disciples pining for this candidate or that in either the Sanhedrin or the Senate of Rome.  While we are to pray for our leaders, are we supposed to support them?  While we are to obey our leaders are we to encourage them in their unbelief?  While we, as Christians, are commanded to submit to both the evil and the good, does this mean we also call for the blood of innocents simply because our religious and/or political leaders identify them as national enemies of the State?  

Did the Apostle Paul use his Roman citizenship to defend his right to carry a sword for personal protection?  Did any of the Apostles defend their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?  NO THEY DID NOT.  They were martyred for their Faith.  They sought to die to themselves.  They sought to give up their so-called liberties for righteousness.  They were set ablaze in the gardens of Nero and fed to ferocious animals in the middle of Rome.  

How many so-called Christians today state arrogantly it is their God-granted right to keep and bear arms and, if necessary, kill in order to protect their supposed rights?  Do such even understand the Gospel?  Do they even follow Jesus Christ? Are they even citizens of heaven?  They are lovers of self more than lovers of God.  They are not seeking Christ and His righteousness but going about to establish a righteousness of their own.  America is full of such professors.   

True Christianity is and always will be hated most vehemently by those who despise righteousness and refuse to obey the kingdom laws of Jesus Christ.  Therefore, shouldn't we, as people of faith and children of light, present to the world a loving alternative to the darkness rather than align ourselves with it? 

The kingdom of light which Christians are to reside in recognizes no geographical borders, it displays no national pride, it does not idolize military hero worship and, most of all, it doesn’t plant a false hope in a carnal piece of earth in the Middle East.  

The nationalistic pride sweeping over the planet in our present time is laying the foundation for the greatest world war yet to come.   

Sadly, most of Christendom already deceived through years of religious programming will perceive this as the Battle of Armageddon, the End of the Age, and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.  Little do they realize this is yet another deception fostered upon the unregenerate masses designed to further detour them toward a kingdom filled with darkness and despair much like the Dark Ages of centuries past when an antichrist church, in league with the State Politic, horrifically slaughtered millions all in the name of religion.  

Isn't it about time Christians lived in the only Kingdom they were called to inhabit?