North American Union Being Planned!!!

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updated 5-09-08

compiled by Dee Finney


Example of 13 stars flag of the American Confederacy

There is a tombstone in Henderson, NC for Orrin Randolph Smith with an inscription "designer of the Stars and Bars". He claimed (some time after the fact) that he had designed the original national flag of the Confederate States of America, commonly known as the "Stars and Bars". His claim is in conflict with a similar claim by Nichola Marschal. There was a great conflict between the descendants and partisans of these two claimants in the early years of the 20th century.

Betsy Ross stars flag of the U.S. of America

1-7-06 DREAM - I was shown 3 circle groups of 50 stars side by side.

This circle of stars was labeled
Leopold 1744

This circle of stars was labeled 1776

This circle of stars was unlabeled

When I researched Leopold 1744, I found that the heredity prince Leopold was the head of a group of soldiers who invaded Belgium, which began in 1744.  

1776, represents the Constitution and Bill of Rights for the United States of America.


1776 is also related to the Masons and Templars, and actually is double 888 which represents Jesus using Greek alphanumerics.

 Many will recognize the 1776 date, as this is the year in which Adam Weishaupt formed the Order of Perfectibilists on May 1, 1776 (still celebrated today throughout the world as May Day), which later became known as the Illuminati, a secret society whose name means “Enlightened Ones”, which of course many will be familiar with. It seems fitting that a group such as the Illuminati would see great significance in celebrating the birth of their New World Order by posthumously acknowledging the man who started it all.

- Still not convinced? The newly approved design for the replacement of the WTC stands 1776 feet tall. (1776 is also equal to 1110 plus 666.)

The Number 1776

Prime Factors of 1776=2x2x2x2x3x37.

"On 11 June, (the Continental) Congress appointed a committee to draft a declaration of independence. Of the five men on this committee, two - Franklin and...Robert Livingston - were Freemasons, and one, Robert Sherman, is believed, though not confirmed, to have been. The other two, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams - were not, despite subsequent claims to the contrary. The text of the declaration was composed by Jefferson. It was submitted to Congress and accepted on 4 July 1776. The nine signatories who can now be established as proven Freemasons, and the ten who were possibly so, included such influential figures as Washington, Franklin and, of course, the president of the Congress, John Hancock. The army, moreover, remained almost entirely in Freemasonic hands...As we shall see, it is in the Constitution that the influence of Freemasonry is most discernible...

"At last, on 25 May 1787, the Constitutional Convention opened in Philadelphia and commenced its efforts to devise the machinery of government for the new nation. The first voice to make itself heard in any significantly influential way was a characteristically Freemasonic one, that of Edmund Randolph.. Randolph...a member of a Williamsburg lodge, had become Washington's aide-de-camp. Subsequently he was to become Attorney-General, then governor of Virginia and Grand Master of Virginia's Grand Lodge. During Washington's presidency, he was to serve as the first Attorney-General of the United States, then the first Secretary of State.

"...There were ultimately five dominant and guiding spirits behind the Constitution - Washington, Franklin, Randolph, Jefferson and John Adams. Of these, the first three were active Freemasons, but men who took their Freemasonry extremely seriously - men who subscribed fervently to its ideals, whose entire orientation had been shaped and conditioned by it. And Adam's position, though he himself is not known to have been a Freemason was virtually identical to theirs. When he became president, moreover, he appointed a prominent Freemason, John Marshall, as first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court." (1)


The Melodies of the Washington Monument

"...In 1791, Pierre Charles L'Enfante(the designer, who was a Freemason), laid out Governmental Center of Washington, D.C., he planned more than just streets, roads, and buildings. He hid certain occultic magical symbols in the layout of U.S. Governmental Center. When these symbols are united they become one large occultic, symbol..."

The Great Seal of the United States

Obverse Side of the Great SealOn July 4, 1776, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson were given the task of creating a seal for the United States of America. The delegates of the Constitutional Convention believed an emblem and national coat of arms would be evidence of an independent nation and a free people with high aspirations and grand hopes for the future.

The Great Seal was finalized and approved six years later on June 20, 1782. The seal reflects the beliefs and values that the Founding Fathers wanted to pass on to their descendents.

In the center of the seal is an bald eagle, our national bird. It holds in its beak a scroll inscribed E pluribus unum, which is Latin meaning "out of many, one" and stands for one nation that was created from 13 colonies. In one claw is an olive branch, while the other holds a bundle of thirteen arrows. The olive branch and arrows "denote the power of peace and war."

A shield with thirteen red and white stripes covers the eagle's breast. The shield is supported solely by the American eagle to denote that Americans should rely on their own virtue. The red and white stripes of the shield represent the states united under and supporting the blue, representing the President and Congress. The color white signifies purity and innocence; red, hardiness and valor; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. Above the eagle's head is a cloud surrounding a blue field containing thirteen stars, which forms a constellation. The constellation denotes that a new State is taking its place among other nations.

Do you see a pattern of thirteen in the Great Seal?

  • 13 stars in the crest above the eagle
  • 13 stripes in the shield upon the eagle's breast
  • 13 arrows in the eagle's left claw
  • 13 olives and leaves in the eagles' right claw
  • 13 letters in the motto carried by the eagle, E Pluribus Unum

Why thirteen? Thirteen represents the first thirteen states - Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Reverse Side of the Great SealThe seal's reverse side is sometimes referred to as the spiritual side. It contains a 13-step pyramid with the year 1776 in Roman numerals at the base. At the top of the pyramid is the Eye of Providence and above is the motto Annuit Coeptis, meaning "It [the Eye of Providence] is favorable to our undertakings" or "He favors our undertakings." Below the pyramid, a scroll reads, Novus Ordo Seclorum, meaning "New Order of the Ages." It refers to 1776 as the beginning of the American new era.

The Great Seal can be seen on the back of a one-dollar bill. The Secretary of State is the official custodian of the seal. It is only attached (affixed) to certain documents, such as foreign treaties and presidential proclamations. The Great Seal is displayed in the Exhibit Hall of the Department of State, in Washington, DC


The Latin motto ‘Annuit Cœptis’ means ‘He (God) Favours our Undertaking’ and the motto ‘Novus Ordo Seclorum’ means ‘A New Order of the Ages (is born)’ which is at the core of the whole New World Order agenda of the Illuminati. 

In "The Reverse Side of the Seal of the United States and its Symbolism" Lang comments: "The reverse side must have been designed by a mystic, one well versed in symbolism.. all true Theosophists aught to be able to see the connecting link between true Theosophy and the reverse side of the Seal .. the time will come when the white headstone (capstone) of our government.. in the proclaiming of a new religion in which all spiritual currents flowing from every other religion shall meet in the perfection of the white stone, having neither dogma nor doctrine."

Presently, let us concentrate on just one specific and perhaps THE most important identifying mark on the obverse of the Great Seal - MDCCLXXVI, which represents 1776 in Roman numerals. In Hebrew and Greek, all letters have numerical value, but the Romans used only six numerals: D=500, C=100, L=50, X=10, V=5, I=1. These six letters add up to 666, (The Roman numeral M, for 1000, was added later). You will now see how cleverly and subtly occult numerology and geometry is woven into this seal.

The Pythagoreans, believed that the source of all truth was hidden in geometric symbolism, with the triangle especially as the most "sacred" of all symbols, where the ternary is regarded as the key to unlocking all "hidden wisdom". Now put three triangles in a row - starting with M, place the Roman numerals representing 1776 in the exact sequence of top, bottom
left, bottom right at the corners of the triangles, and you get an amazing revelation.

We can see that the top row of numerals M C X, adds up to 1110. The bottom row of numericals is in perfect Roman Numeral order, D C L X V I, and adds up to 666. What does all this mean? There are nine numerals in 1776, just the right number for three triangles. The number nine was sacred to Pythagoreans and thus Freemasonry, because it represented the perfect square (9) of the perfect number (3). Nine interestingly enough, is also the number of Satan, in Satanism.

Also, the old Babylonian numbering and monetary system was sexagesimal, that is, based upon six or sixty. They had sixty "cents" to their "dollar". In fact we still use the old Babylonian system to measure time; sixty seconds to the minute, sixty minutes to the hour.

The NEW Babylon's (America's) numbering and monetary system is centesimal, based on multiples of ten. By decoding the Roman numerals on the Great Seal, representing 1776, we find both the old Babylonian and the new modern American systems of exchange. Mathematically, 1110 old Babylonian dollars are equal to 666 American (New Babylonian) dollars. (0.6 x 1110 = 666) - These two figures, 1110 & 666 are skilfully codified into the number 1776 - the founding of the American Republic and the beginning of America as the Biblical "Babylon the Great" together with its "Mystery Religion."

The eye radiating in all directions, is the "all-spying" eye that symbolises the terrorist, Gestapo-like, espionage agency that the supreme Illuminist, Adam Weishaupt set up to guard the.. "secret of the Order and to terrorise the populace into the acceptance of its rule." Robert Keith Spenser on page 32 in his classic must-read "the Cult of the All-Seeing Eye,"


Significant symbols related to 13 are extensive, of course. A good place to start is the camp positions of the Tribes in Numbers 2. The 12 Tribes camp in quadrants around the temple/tent/Tabernacle. The symbols of the four main Tribes are The Four Living Creatures, which correspond to the Zodiac signs of the solstices and equinoxes during the Age of Taurus. They align again in the Age of Aquarius. The "extra" or 13th Tribe are the Levites, who stay with the Tabernacle. So, the arrangement is a reflection of Heaven above.

This seems to be the basis of the 12 Apostles with Jesus, The New Jerusalem, the Knights of the Round Table, and the 13 stars in the Star of David on our National Seal, representing the original states.

The "two anointed" are the High Priest and King. The High Priest is from the Levite Tribe, and the King from the Tribe of Judah. They are represented by Joshua and Zerubbabel in Zechariah 3 and 4, where they are called the two olive trees that stand beside the Menorah (golden lampstand with seven lamps). The two olive trees stand up after 3 1/2 days in Revelation 11:11.

by Joe Mason




Role Reversal Refuted!


Robert Phillips

"And Jacob said unto Joseph. .. thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine... And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him. And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father:for this is the firstbom; put thyrighthand upon his head. And his father refused, and said, I know it,my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great:but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.And he blessed them thatday, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh." - (GENESIS 48:3-20)

To fully appreciate the significance of the blessing of Joseph's two sons, we need to understand some background with regard to both history and prophecy in relation to Israel. The promises to the tribes of Israel were specifically reserved for the "LAST DAYS", or "CHRISTIAN ERA" - Genesis 49:1, Hebrews 1:1,2. The rebellion of the ten tribes in the North, against the Throne of David, in the time of Solomon's son, Rehoboam, is foretold in 1 Kings 11:9-13, and 29-32. This northern ten-tribe division retained the name ISRAEL.The tribe of Judah, in the South, were granted the loyal support of the tribe of Benjamin, and were collectively known as JUDAH. Understanding this division of ISRAEL and JUDAH is essential, in order to rightly apply prophecy. 2 Kings 17 gives a summary of how, because of sin, God took ten-tribe ISRAEL away from the throne of Judah, and eventually caused them to go into exile in Assyria. They did not return! The fact is,both Ezra and Nehemiah record that only 42,360 of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, returned to Judea from exile in Babylon, together with a "mixed multitude" see Ezra 2:64, Nehemiah 7:66, 13:3. From these, the Jews of Jesus' day descended. It is clear therefore, that to identify ISRAEL in both history and prophecy we have to distinguish Israel from the Jews. It was prophesied that ISRAEL would lose their identity, God referring to them as "not my people", in other words, a people who would not be identified as Israel (Hosea 1:10, 2:23), yet we may identify Israel by the destiny they were to fulfil! I Chronicles 5:1 tells us the "BIRTHRIGHT was given unto the SONS OF JOSEPH". This means that, through the descendants of the SONS OF JOSEPH, God would fulfil the great promises of Israel's greatness! That greatness included the promise given to Jacob in Genesis 35:11:

"I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply: a NATION and a COMPANY OF NATIONS shall be of thee, and Kings shall come out of thy loins... "

Clearly ISRAEL was to be a NATION with a MONARCHY, which would expand to become a "COMPANY OF NATIONS"!

The account of the blessing of Joseph's sons, EPHRAIM and MANASSEH, is recorded in Genesis Chapter 48. It is staggering that Jacob chose his grandsons, the sons of Joseph to be bearers of the BIRTHRIGHT. That birthright was the passing on of the promises given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob himself! This included the promise given to Jacob, that his seed would become a "NATION AND COMPANY OF NATIONS"! The reason was that, though they were actually his grandsons, Jacob adopted the sons of Joseph as his own sons. It was, in fact, the highest honour he could give to Joseph, that his sons would not only be equal with the other sons of Jacob, but would have the birthright. Yet Jacob went further than this. Although Manasseh was the elder of the two lads, whilst giving both EPHRAIM and MANASSEH a share of the birthright, Jacob gave the firstborn-portion to EPHRAIM! In fact, Ephraim is God's firstborn! (Jeremiah 31:9)

To identify modern ISRAEL,we are clearly looking for a people who, though not recognised as Israel, have the hallmarks of Israel-identity. God had told Abraham his seed would be GREAT and their name "GREAT"! Jacob's descendants were to become a "NATION AND COMPANY OF NATIONS", a prophecy entailed in the birthright given to the sons of Joseph.

The indisputable fact that no other Nation is named "GREAT",or has become a Company or Commonwealth of Nations in precisely this way, is in itself irrefutable proof that GREAT BRITAIN is EPHRAIM, and that the prophecy had firstborn fulfilment in the Nation of Great Britain and its Commonwealth of Nations, the "Multitude of Nations" prophesied by Jacob. The Roman Empire, at its height, tyrannically ruled approximately a quarter of the then known world. At its height, the benign British Empire ruled over a third of the earth's surface, becoming the greatest Empire of all time, its "branches ran over the wall!"(Genesis 49:22.) Many of these nations now have independence, yet Queen Elizabeth II remains "Head of the Commonwealth", representing over 30% of the world's population.

The portion of the birthright given to MANASSEH is unquestionably fulfilled in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Joseph represented the greatest, richest power on earth in his day, and that blessing was passed on to both his sons, first Ephraim and second Manasseh. Ephraim's position has diminished, at this time, partly for reasons of judgment, and partly to allow Manasseh to enjoy, in turn, Joseph's pre-eminence in wealth and power. But this does not alter history, or reverse Ephraim's prophetic mandate.

Recently, there have been attempts by some Anglo-Israel believers, mainly in America, to reverse the identities of Ephraim and Manasseh. Those who take the position that America is Ephraim, argue that the "STATES" fulfil the criteria of a "COMPANY OF NATIONS".

Now, I love America, and have many wonderful Christian friends there, some of whom may differ from me on this. I certainly have no wish to give offence, but I believe truth is paramount. Iwould prefer it if an American had written this article, however I am glad that there are also many American Anglo-Israel believers who agree with me on this issue. The U.S.A. declares itself to be "one Nation under God", a single NATION or REPUBLIC, constituting a FEDERATION OF STATES, NOT a "COMPANY OF NATIONS"! It is, in fact, a dangerous position to take, to attempt to uncross Jacob's hands and usurp Ephraim's mandate. AMERICA precisely fulfils MANASSEH'S role. Indeed, the amazing accuracy of this prophecy is awesome! Even the use of words is significant. MANASSEH was to become a GREAT PEOPLE! The word "people" (in contrast to a "company of nations") is significant, suggesting Manasseh would become a REPUBLIC, as distinct from a MONARCHY! The word "people" means a "multitude gathered as a unit", which is exactly what the UNITED STATES OFAMERICA is. Undoubtedly, a broad representation of Israel tribes is gathered in AMERICA under the leadership of the MANASSEH branch of the BIRTHRIGHT PEOPLE!

Those who contend for the 'America-Ephraim' theory use arguments including the following:

(1) It has been said that since America is younger than Britain, then America must be Ephraim, because he was the younger of the two sons. We will show that in fact, the opposite is true.

(2) Some quote the verse: "The elder shall serve the younger", as though it implies that America (the 'younger') will be greater than Britain, the 'elder' (Genesis 25:23). In fact, this verse refers to the relationship of Jacob and Esau, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Ephraim and Manasseh. Both America and Britain have supported each other, especially in international military conflict, as prophesied, but neither is subservient to the other.

(3) Some have sought proof of 'Ephraimite' identity from the fact that America has some of the world's most verdant resources (Isaiah 28:1). However, often prophecies addressed to "EPHRAIM" as the leading tribe, apply to Israel in general. In fact, all territories possessed by both Ephraim and Manasseh are areas of great abundance, blessing and natural resources.

(4) Some claim the reference in Isaiah 28:1 to "Ephraim" being "drunk with wine" identifies the U.S.A. rather than Britain, since Britain's national drink is beer. Again this verse applies to the Israel nations as a whole, which all have a major alcohol problem. The Hebrew word for "wine" is "yayin" which is applicable to light alcohol in general. Although many men still prefer ale, beer or lager, not only is wine made in Britain, but also it is becoming a major wine consuming nation. In fact alcohol consumption is equally varied in both Britain and America. However, reference to being "drunk with wine" can also be symbolic in prophecy.

(5) One writer states that the "wild ox", which characterises America, is a symbol of Ephraim. He has it the wrong way round! The "wild ox" does represent America, but is the symbol of Manasseh! The "bull", a symbol of Britain ("John Bull"), is Ephraim (Deuteronomy 33:17).

In fact, the attempts of some American-Israel believers to reverse the identities of Ephraim and Manasseh ironically add weight to American-Manasseh identity, as one of the meanings of "manasseh" is "forgetting", and in order to make their case, they have to FORGET 300 YEARS OF HISTORY! With the greatest admiration for the U.S.A. - a truly GREAT PEOPLE - frankly, it has to be said that the case for claiming the U.S.A. is Ephraim cannot be made, as from the standpoint of history, there never has been a greater power than Great Britain, which ruled, and through the Commonwealth still influences a third of the world's population!

The following are 12 Reasons why Ephraim is Britain and Manasseh is America and why the Roles cannot be Reversed:

(1) Jacob placed Ephraim BEFORE Manasseh, and he was called the FIRSTBORN:

Those who take the 'Ephraim-U.S.A.' position do so precisely on the grounds that America is the younger, as was Ephraim.Yet this undermines the whole point of the 'Ephraim Blessing', which was to set him before Manasseh. The term "firstborn" in both Hebrew and Greek Scriptures consistently means literally first-born!

As the younger son, for Ephraim to become the firstborn would mean his offspring would be literally first-born into their prophetic identity, fulfilling their destiny first! Since America is the younger of the two peoples, those who argue the 'America-Ephraim' theory must explain how the U.S.A. can be called the 'firstbom' when, in relation to Great Britain, America is NOT in any sense the first-born! If Ephraim is America, then his role as 'firstborn' is meaningless, and he has reverted to his original position as the younger son. Though Ephraim was originally the younger son of Joseph, the order was to be reversed in prophetic destiny. This means Ephraim's destiny was to be fulfilled before that of Manasseh, and he would fulfil the role of the FIRSTBORN of the BIRTHRIGHT of Israel. So it was that EPHRAIM- originally the younger of the two sons - became the leading tribe of Israel, and the firstborn - i.e. GREAT BRITAIN - in prophetic destiny (Genesis 48:14-19, Jeremiah 31:9).

(2) Ephraim SET BEFORE Manasseh means he would be FIRST in both time and greatness:

The terms "set" and "before" both relate to order in terms of position and time. It is significant that of several Hebrew words of similar meaning, the words employed have to do with "setting in order" both in the sense of occurrence and importance. Since Great Britain came into being before the U.S.A. and at its height was greater in power and influence than any other nation before or since, where are the grounds for saying the U.S.A. is Ephraim, when quite clearly the opposite is true? The 'American-Ephraim' argument is, of course, based on the unquestioned fact that America is, today, the largest economy and greatest military power. This, however, far from proving the theory, actually supports the U.S.A. - Manasseh identity.

Since both sons shared the birthright, including Joseph's legacy of pre-eminence, then each would have to take that position in his order - first EPHRAIM - Great Britain, second - MANASSEH- U.S.A. The fact that Britain entered into the height of its power in the 19th Century and America in the mid-20th Century bears this out. However, since the birthright is shared, neither can be completely independent of the other, so America and Britain have supported each other in World Conflicts in the prophesied Anglo-American Alliance (Deuteronomy 33:17). However, it is true to say both America and Great Britain are experiencing judgment and diminished influence in many respects, at this time, and there is every Biblical reason to believe both will ultimately be restored to their full greatness as part of God's restoration of all Israel

(3) Manasseh would become a "GREAT PEOPLE"- AFTER Ephraim:

Though Manasseh was originally the elder son of Joseph, the order would be reversed in prophetic destiny. Jacob placed Ephraim before Manasseh. Yet, although Ephraim's destiny was to be fulfilled first, Manasseh would also become a "GREAT PEOPLE".The word "also" means "additionally" or "subsequently", affirming that EPHRAIM would be before MANASSEH in coming to greatness and that MANASSEH - originally the first - would be the second of the two sons to come to greatness- i.e.U.S.A. - in prophetic fulfilment (Genesis 48:14-19.)

As MANASSEH historically occupied territory divided by water (River Jordan), so MANASSEH-U.S.A. today, is also divided by water from its families who remained in the British Isles. Those who hold to the 'America-Ephraim' theory, also contend that Britain is predominantly 'Manasseh'. To take this position, they have to explain why, if America is Ephraim, it was Britain, not America, that was the firstborn in prophetic fulfilment, since the Ephraim "multitude of nations" - not Manasseh, the "great people" - were to be the firstborn! They must explain why, if Britain is 'Manasseh', Jacob's prophecy specified that Manasseh was to become a "great people" after Ephraim! Obviously, all of these facts identify MANASSEH, not Ephraim, as AMERICA!

(4) Manasseh would be a REPUBLIC with a REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, not a MONARCHY!

MANASSEH was to become a GREAT PEOPLE! The use of the word "people" in contrast to "company of nations" is significant, and implies a REPUBLIC, as distinct from a MONARCHY! The term "people" is very distinctive, meaning a "multitude gathered as a unit", which is precisely what the United States of America is! It also implies diversity, suggesting Manasseh would become a Federation of States, yet "One Nation Under God". Significantly, one of the meanings of the name "Manasseh" itself is RESPONSIBLE REPRESENTATION - NOT MONARCHY!

(5) America is Manasseh and Britain is Ephraim - confirmed by Prophetic Time Calculation:

The subjugation of the tribe of Manasseh to Assyria actually began in 745 B.C. If we calculate from this date the prophesied chastisement of 2520 years (i.e. the prophetic "seven times" Leviticus 26:24, 28) we arrive at A.D.1775-6, precisely when the 13 States signed their Declaration, and obtained Independence from Great Britain.

Ephraim was exiled to Assyria in 720 B.C. Calculating "7 Times" from that date we arrive at 1801 A.D. That very year, Great Britain became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

(6) America is Manasseh because Manasseh is the 13th Tribe:

When Jacob blessed Joseph's sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, he adopted them as his sons, which placed them on a par with the other tribes. This meant Joseph was now represented by two tribes, making an overall total of thirteen tribes. Since Jacob "set Ephraim before Manasseh", this meant MANASSEH was the THIRTEENTH tribe of Israel.

The prominence of the number 13 identifies AMERICA with MANASSEH the 13th Tribe:

1. 13 States signed The Declaration of Independence.
2. 13 Stars are above the Eagle on the American Seal.
3. 13 Letters form the motto 'E Pluribus Unum' - 'one of many'.
4. 13 Leaves are on the Olive Branch, on the left talon
5. 13 Olives also, are on the left talon of the U.S. Seal
6. 13 Arrows are on the right talon of the Shield
7. 13 Stripes are featured on the Shield
8. 13 Stars were on the original U.S. Flag - 'Old Glory'
9.13 Stripes also, were on 'Old Glory'
10. 13 Stripes still feature on the current Flag of the U.S.A.

(7) America is Manasseh because of the meaning of the name:

1. 'Forgetting'- this primary meaning characterises America's pioneer spirit "Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead" (Philippians 3:13- N.A.S.).

2. 'Responsible Representation'- this is prophetic of America's Republican Constitution and affirms Manasseh would be a Republic, not a Monarchy!

3. 'HaMachir' - It is said that America was named after Americo Vespucci. Apparently, this same man was referred to in Hebrew manuscripts under the name 'HaMachir', from which the name 'Americo' derives. 'HaMachir' means 'from Machir'. Machir was the firstborn son of Manasseh (Genesis 50: 23). Therefore the very name 'America' identifies the offspring of Manasseh. Of significance also is the fact that the word 'machir' denotes the principle of Salesmanship or Capitalism - doesn't that sound like America?

(8) Britain is Ephraim and America is Manasseh because of the population differential:

One of the marks of Israel would be that Ephraim and Manasseh "..shall push the people together to the ends of the earth [a clear reference to the Anglo-American alliance] and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim and they are the thousands of Manasseh" (Deuteronomy 33:17).

Now whilst this was not intended as a precise population ratio, it does indicate that EPHRAIM would in some way have a considerably larger representation than MANASSEH. However, there is only one way a distinction of this magnitude between AMERICA and GREAT BRITAIN can apply.

Please consider the following facts:

1 This distinction does not apply on a tribal basis, as descendants of both the tribes of EPHRAIM and MANASSEH are to be found in differing proportions in both BRITAIN and AMERICA, as well as other related lands. And there is no evidence of a proportionate difference on this scale between tribal EPHRAIM and MANASSEH in BRITAIN and AMERICA respectively or globally.

2 This distinction does not apply on a racial basis, if the populations of EPHRAIM and MANASSEH are calculated strictly to include only those who are truly of Israel (i.e. Anglo-Saxon-Celtic) lineage, which does not include all Caucasian peoples. America does not have ten times more than Britain and the Commonwealth. In fact the proportion is substantially higher in the British Isles, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In overall terms, however, it has been estimated that the combined Anglo-Saxon-Celtic population of Great Britain and the Commonwealth Nations, on the one hand, and that of the U.S.A.on the other, is probably about equal, in both cases.

3 It does not apply, as some have suggested, in military terms, as forces deployed in wars have varied proportionately, and at no stage on a ten-to-one ratio.

4 This verse clearly applies, not just to EPHRAIM and MANASSEH as tribes, but as global powers, and to the "TEN THOUSANDS" and "THOUSANDS" in their respective spheres of influence. Remember, God has given Israel an inheritance amongst other races, who are citizens, or give allegiance to them respectively, or may be counted as allies in times of conflict! (Psalms 2:8.) Although by no means all AMERICAN, and BRITISH and COMMONWEALTH peoples are of Israelite stock, in terms of overall population, the U.S.A. has approx. 280 MILLION people, and GREAT BRITAIN and the COMMONWEALTH represents combined populations of 2 BILLION - approx. 30% of the world's population give allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth.

So, in terms of overall populations and allegiance, the "THOUSANDS OF MANASSEH" and "TEN THOUSANDS OF EPHRAIM" have become the MILLIONS OF AMERICA and the combined BILLIONS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE COMMONWEALTH!

(9) Britain is Ephraim because Ephraim is the Leading Tribe:

The 'American-Ephraim' theorists have totally overlooked the fact that in order for Britain to be Manasseh, as they claim, this would have meant a complete role-reversal! It would have meant that, at the point of being re-gathered in the British Isles, 'Manasseh' took the leading role, whilst 'Ephraim' took a subordinate role until the colonisation of America. In fact, the reverse is true! This distinction does not apply on a tribal basis, as Jacob's youngest grandson, Ephraim, was made the firstborn - the leading tribe of all Israel! Israel was divided into 4 camps consisting of 3 tribes each, and Ephraim was the leading tribe of the west camp consisting of the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh and Benjamin. That is why, when Ephraim, Manasseh and representations of Benjamin and other tribes were gathered in the British Isles, Ephraim was the leading tribe and consequently it was Ephraim's prerogative to establish Great Britain, the British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations.

Clearly EPHRAIM is the leading tribe of Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations. As firstborn of the birthright, EPHRAIM-BRITAIN became the greatest, richest power on earth. For this reason, as well as many others, GREAT BRITAIN is identified as EPHRAIM! The firstborn was known as the "bull" - a symbol of Great Britain (Deuteronomy 33:17).

As long as MANASSEH remained in Britain, he could not fulfil his destiny, because he would always be subordinate to EPHRAIM. The only way for MANASSEH to become the GREAT PEOPLE of Jacob's prophecy was to be SEPARATED from EPHRAIM.

MANASSEH could not take a leadership role, or fulfil prophetic destiny, until after EPHRAIM - the firstborn and leading tribe - had entered into his inheritance. Not until MANASSEH was SEPARATED from EPHRAIM, could he also obtain his father, Joseph's legacy, and so, in turn, MANASSEH, as the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at this moment, occupies the prime position of wealth and power of any single Nation, reinforced by the ANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE.

Let us not forget, however, that BRITAINonce occupied that position in a far greater capacity than ANY other nation, past or present! Also, whilst the riches and power of MANASSEH-U.S.A. are contained within a single republic, EPHRAIM represents the combined population, wealth and influence of GREAT BRITAIN, its MONARCHY, and COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS!

(10) Ephraim would be a "Multitude of Nations" and Manasseh a "Great People":

The prophecy contained in Genesis 48:19 is a confirmation of Genesis 35:11, that Israel would be a Nation and Company of Nations. The major fulfilment of this prophecy to Israel was entailed in the birthright given to Ephraim and Manasseh, and it was Ephraim, the designated firstborn, who was to fulfil the greater part, becoming a Company of Nations!

One 'Ephraim-America' argument is that since Manasseh was to be a "great people" they must be 'Britain' since it is called 'Great Britain', and America must be Ephraim, because it is called 'United States', which they say means 'community of nations'.

Although Manasseh was to be a 'great' people, Scripture nowhere states that Manasseh's 'name' would be 'Great'! That was reserved for the seed of Abraham and passed on to Isaac and Jacob, then to Ephraim, as the 'firstborn' of Israel! (Genesis 12:2.) The word 'great', with regard to Manasseh in Genesis 48:19, refers not to a 'name', but to a 'great people'. Indeed this very verse states that Ephraim would be GREAT in a manner exceeding Manasseh, so the name "GREAT" rightly belongs, not to Manasseh but to Ephraim, the heir of the firstborn inheritance of ISRAEL!

The claim that the United States is a "company of nations", is contradicted byAmerica's claim to be "One Nation Under God". America is a UNION OF STATES CONSTITUTING A FEDERAL REPUBLIC - it is not A "COMPANYOF NATIONS". There are many nations consisting of a plurality of States, so America is not unique in that respect. The Russian Federation, for instance, is a Federation of Republics, and Germany a Federation of States. Many other Nations have States or Provinces that have a degree of self-government, but are not Nations in themselves.

"STATE - In such countries as the United States, Australia, Nigeria, Mexico, and Brazil, the term state (or a cognate) also refers to political units not sovereign themselves, but subject to the authority of the larger state or federal union." Copyright @ 1994-2002 Encyclopcedia Britannica, Inc.

The U.S.A.consists of one, NOT many republics! America is not a 'company of nations' but a single nation, and its States are "political units not sovereign themselves, but subject to the authority of the larger State or Federal Union" constituting - by their own definition ONE NATION! It is emphatically not a "multitude of nations"!

The plain statement that Ephraim would be a multitude of nations refers not to a division of 'States' within a single Federation, but to many nations with distinctive identity,e.g. Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand etc. Whilst the U.S.A.cannot, in all honesty, be defined as a "multitude of nations", the definition certainly applies to Great Britain.

The distinction between Ephraim and Manasseh is precisely the fact that Ephraim would become a "multitude of nations". The 'America-Ephraim' theory, vainly attempts to make America what it is NOT, whilst blatantly denying what Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations so clearly IS!

It is, to say the least, intellectual dishonesty, to attempt to say America answers the description of Ephraim as a 'company of nations' whilst at the same time denying that status to Great Britain, relegating it to a 'single nation'!

Whilst the riches and power of MANASSEH-USA are contained within a single republic, EPHRAIM represents the combined population, wealth and influence of GREAT BRITAIN, its MONARCHY, and COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS!

It is true that many of the Commonwealth Nations now have their independence. Yet it is a very interesting fact, especially in view of the claims of 'abuses' of British Colonialism, that the same nations that were once part of the British Empire remain Members of the Commonwealth, and honour the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth!

However, there remain many Crown Dependencies and Commonwealth Realms, over whom H.M. Queen Elizabeth II is still Sovereign Head of State - Nations such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many others. In fact, if as our 'America-is-Ephraim' friends insist, we are to recognise a 'state' constituted similarly to those within the U.S.A., as a 'nation', then if we count the Nations, States and Provinces constituting Great Britain, the Crown Dependencies and Realms alone, they total approximately twice as many as the U.S.A. On this basis, Britain and the Commonwealth would represent an even greater 'multitude of nations' or, by their definition, many 'communities of nations'. But we prefer to stay within the precise meaning of the English language!

Great Britain consists of the historic Nations of the United Kingdom of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Offshore Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories. The 54 Nations that constitute the Commonwealth of Nations - including Commonwealth Realms such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and many more who retain the Queen as Head of State, as well as many independent Nation-States - all recognise the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth. In fact, including the Offshore and Overseas Territories already mentioned, Britain and the Commonwealth consist of over 70 Countries, with an overall population of almost 2 billion people, representing over 30% of the world's population. To say this does NOT fulfil the criteria of a "Company of Nations", is nothing short of ludicrous!

(11) The name "Ephraim" proves Britain - not America- is Ephraim:

The word "ephrayim" means "double fruitfulness" or "abundantly fruitful". 'American-Ephraim' theorists refer tothe fact that America is fruitful, which it unquestionably is, in so many respects. Yet again, they miss the point! In fact, all the tribes of Israel were to share in fruitfulness, but the special fruitfulness of Israel was to be shared particularly by the birthright tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, who would become a great people and a multitude of nations (Genesis 48:4,19). However the greater, double or abundant fruitfulness of Israel, to be fulfilled by Ephraim, was the prerogative to fulfil the primary mandate, to "be fruitful and multiply", becoming a company or multitude of nations with a monarchy (see Genesis 35:11 with 28:3 and 48:4).

The greater fruitfulness was to be fulfilled in being multiplied into a multitude of nations! This has not been fulfilled by America!

Addressing the ISLES, God said:

"The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell" - (Isaiah 49:20).

This was a very clear reference to the fact that after the ISLES had lost the first offspring-nation (a clear prophecy of the birth and Independence of America), other offspring nations would be formed, in the process of expansion. It was in fact, Great Britain who, after losing its first colony (U.S.A.) went on to multiply into a multitude of nations with world-wide territories. With respect, as great as America is, it has not multiplied itself in this way. It was not America who gave birth to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and about 50 other colonies, eventually making them self-governing nations - but Great Britain! Regardless of what claims may be made, it is frankly, not America, but Britain that has fulfilled the Ephraim-mandate!

(12) As the "Firstborn", Ephraim would have the primary hallmarks of Israel Identity:

Israel was to be a great nation, actually named "GREAT" (Genesis 12:2).The word "name" here is more than a descriptive term, but is a word commonly used with reference to a NAME! The double use of "great", coupled with the word "name" indicates that Israel would not only be great but would actually be named "GREAT"!

They were to be relocated in ISLES, in the North-West (Isaiah 41:1, 8, 42:4, 49:1-3,12). They would number many millions, and would possess the "gates of their enemies" (Genesis 22:17, 24:60). They would "dwell in the midst of the earth" (Genesis 48:16) and be a colonising people (Isaiah 49:20). They would be a monarchy whose 'hand' or power-base would be "IN THE SEA" [i.e. in ISLES] (Psalm 89:25). Each of these marks of identity has been fulfilled by Great Britain.

Britain's Ephraim-Mandate is evident in that it was Britain that colonised and built the world's greatest Empire, and established its Commonwealth of Nations. It was Britain that led the way in Industrial Revolution. Britain was in the forefront of many major technological and engineering developments, including building the first computer.

In fact, there have sadly been attempts to re-write history, in order to play-down or ignore the significant role played by Britain, in major technological, scientific and military achievements.

For a number of years America has been enjoying Manasseh's portion of the birthright. Some believe that, although Jacob appointed his younger brother Ephraim as Israel's firstborn, this did not prejudice Manasseh's inheritance as Joseph's firstborn. In other words, whilst Ephraim would inherit the primary Israel birthright, territorial blessing and monarchy, Manasseh would receive the double-portion of Joseph's material legacy of wealth and power. As long as Britain remained predominant, America could never enjoy Joseph's prominence of wealth and power. This may explain why Britain had to diminish, for a time, so America could receive Manasseh's inheritance, becoming, in his season, prevalent in material blessings.

Now, however,America's position is also weakened. Manasseh is experiencing its share of Jacob's Trouble. America has been attacked in its very edifices of wealth and power, the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, symbolic of the way its economic and military resources are being drained by its "War on Terror"! It is Ephraim-Britain that has proved to be the primary ally of his brother Manasseh. America's economic strength is now being affected by a huge deficit, and the dollar which for years has been the symbol of the strongest economy, is now weak against a strong British pound and other currencies.

It may be true that America has, in recent years, led the way in technology, innovation and living standards. But most Americans believe they are still 'ahead of the game', and are oblivious of the fact that they have been slipping backward in recent years, whilst others, especially in Britain and Europe, have been catching up. Whilst it may be true that the average American wage is still higher, there is now a greater parity of living standards in Britain and America. Britain, in recent years, has taken a leading role in telecommunications, interactive television, digital technology, and other ground-breaking technological, scientific, genetic and medical developments. Britain played a significant part in pioneering supersonic aircraft, and now the super jumbo jet, which could revolutionise air-travel. These, and many other factors, perhaps point to a shift in the tilt of the Anglo-American power balance. In any event "the powers that be are ordained of God"!

With the greatest respect and honour to those Americans, who fought or gave their lives in two World Wars, it cannot be denied, as a fact of history, that Great Britain and its Commonwealth allies fought a substantial part of two World Wars prior to U.S. involvement. As one writer states: "The first and second World Wars were won by Britain and her daughters, with the U.S.A. assisting and assuring victory AFTER the trend of the struggle had been decided in both cases".

The British R.A.F., with Commonwealth support, defending the British Isles against the axis-powers' air attack, fought and won the Battle of Britain in 1940. There is no parallel in modem history! It was the major turning-pointof World War II (see 1Chronicles 17:9-10).

It is to be noted that when the United States did join the war effort, they did so, not as individual states, but as a SINGLE nation or people (MANASSEH) - joining forces with an alliance of nations - Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations (EPHRAIM) (Deuteronomy 33:17).

The initial, decisive role played by the British-Commonwealth Alliance of Nations all giving allegiance to the British Crown - the Throne of David - in the two greatest Wars of human history - as well as all the other facts mentioned - are undeniable proofs of the identity of Great Britain and the Commonwealth as EPHRAIM, the firstborn of birthright Israel!

Great Britain may no longer have its Empire, but the extent of its role in world affairs should not be underestimated! It has been argued that influence is more powerful than economic or military strength. No longer the most 'powerful' nation, economically or militarily, Britain's historic political, commercial and territorial connections ensure that it is powerful in terms of influence. Indeed, it is fair to say that its influence, including its military, intelligence and diplomatic involvement in so many parts of the world, stretches far beyond Europe, the Commonwealth, and the Anglo-American alliance, and is in some respects, perhaps second to none.

The FACTS of history cannot be rewritten, neither can the roles of its two main players be reversed, but rather they serve to demonstrate how GOD has, so faithfully and precisely, honoured His Word!

There are numerous other reasons that could be given, in support of the position that Britain is Ephraim and America is Manasseh, but I believe an honest assimilation of the points made, will verify the position beyond dispute.

It is not without significance that it is the British Flag, the Union Jack - signifying the Union of Jacob - that has the diagonal cross at its centre, symbolic of Jacob's crossed hands, which affirmed the role to be fulfilled by Ephraim! The British Flag is the symbol of Ephraim's Blessing - it's Ephraim's Flag! Would God have given Ephraim's Flag to Manasseh? If America is Ephraim, why doesn't it have Ephraim's Flag?

Even the name 'BRIT-ISH' derives from the Hebrew meaning 'Covenant-Man'!

Reference could also be made to the location of the Throne of David in Great Britain, which is, in itself, essential to the distinctive role of EPHRAIM-BRITAIN as the heartland of the Birthright COMPANY OF NATIONS! According to Hebrew scholarship, the name "Ephraim" denotes 'aristocracy'. It is GREAT BRITAIN that has an aristocracy - not America!

Without doubt, that which above all, gives Ephraim- Britain precedence is its THRONE! Its cohesive influence, and the respect and loyalty it commands both within and beyond the Commonwealth, represents perhaps the greatest influence and stabilising factor in the modern world. Concerning that Throne, God said there would always be a descendant of David to occupy the throne of the house of Israel (Jeremiah 33:17).The British Throne is the Throne of the house of Israel. Some concede the Throne is in Britain, yet seemingly believe the chief tribe and nucleus of the house of Israel is across the ocean on another Continent! Without doubt, there is a significant representation of Israel in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, Northwest Europe and other lands. But equally without doubt, the nucleus of the designated firstborn of Israel is located where the throne is, reigning not only over Israel in the Isles, but over all the other branches of the house of Israel, who still give allegiance to that Throne!

I should add, allegiance is to the Throne, and what it represents. The Royal Family is fallible, like the rest of us. But what that Throne represents is a Covenant that cannot be broken, and a Kingdom that cannot be shaken, and He shall come whose right it is, to take His Throne, as great David's greater Son, the Lord Jesus Christ!

In summary, to substantiate the reverse position necessitates defining the world's greatest federal republic (U.S.A.) as a company of individual nations, whilst simultaneously denying the status of Great Britain, and the territories and realms associated with it, and with its monarchy, as a commonwealth of nations. It makes nonsense of Jacob's placing Ephraim before Manasseh, and totally confuses their distinctive roles. It robs Ephraim of his firstborn-status, and is effectively, a blatant attempt to 'uncross' the hands of Jacob. Frankly, Ido not believe God will bless and anoint our preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom, if we misrepresent it in this way!

The case for denying the role of Great Britain as Ephraim, and reversing his role with that of Manasseh cannot be made, in honesty, as from the standpoint of history, there never has been a greater power than Great Britain, which ruled, and through the Commonwealth still influences a third of the world's population! Israel was to "spread abroad to the West, East, North and South", a promise clearly fulfilled by Great Britain's world-wide Commonwealth of Nations. No other Nation has fulfilled, or exceeded, the greatness of Great Britain!

Close to 100 nations joined in the celebrations of the Queen's Jubilee on June 2nd-3rd 2002. This event has helped to awaken us to the amazing significance of the British Monarchy, as the Throne of David, a significance rooted in Israel's history and Biblical prophecy. It was significant also - that in the 50th Year of Queen Elizabeth II - Britain hosted the Commonwealth Games, with entrants from 72 countries, all giving allegiance to the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth of Nations! We ask, what other Monarch, President or Head of State commands such an allegiance?

Is this not proof that BRITAIN-EPHRAIM, even in its present spiritual blindness, is still fulfilling a role of far greater significance than most people recognise?

It is a sad day when Anglo-Israel believers are vying like the disciples, as to "who is greatest in the Kingdom of God".

One of the beautiful factors about a right understanding of Ephraim-Manasseh Truth is that whilst Manasseh would become a great people in his own right, Ephraim's greatness should not give undue cause for pride, because it is a greatness vested, not in one nation as such, but in a company of nations. In this way, no single nation can say, "I am the greatest", but God alone gets all the glory!

Essentially, we are all one people, and there are representations of both tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh on both sides of the Atlantic, though in differing proportions. All the tribes of Israel are undoubtedly represented, in varying degrees, in all the Israel nations, and therefore we all have an equally significant role to play regardless of what tribe we represent.

At the end of the day, the primary issue is that we recognise our collective Israel identity. Tribalism and narrow nationalism really has no place in God's economy. Regardless of what part of Israel we live in, we should rejoice in the fulfilling of the plan and purpose of God, and we should glory, not in our nationhood, or even our Israelitish identity, but in the GOD of Israel- "He that glories, let him glory in the Lord".

Hasten the day, when the Lord Jesus Christ Himself will reign, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and all the Kingdoms of this World become the Kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign for ever and ever!

Definitions - Encyclopedia Britannica:

U.S.A. - a federal republic of 50 states

STATE - In such countries as the United States, Australia, Nigeria, Mexico, and Brazil, the term state (or a cognate) also refers to political units not sovereign themselves, but subject to the authority of the larger state or federal union.

U.S. STATE - defined as "constituent state of the United States of America".

CONSTITUENT - an essential part, component, element

Copyright @1994-2002 Encyclopredia Britannica, Inc.

The above definitions clarify that each State in the U.S.A. is a component part of One Federal Republic, and as such, a State cannot be defined as a "nation". U.S. States are designated as "sub-national entities".

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From: Dumitru Duduman

I prayed. then went to bed. I was still awake, when suddenly I heard a trumpet sound. A voice cried out to me, "Stand!"

In my vision, I was in America. I walked out out of home, and began to look for the one who had spoken to me. As I looked, I saw three men dressed alike. Two of the men carried weapons. One of the armed men came to me. "I woke you to show you what is to come," he said. "Come with me."

I didn't know where I was being taken, but when we reached a certain place he said, "Stop here!"

A pair of binoculars was handed to me, and I was told to look through them.

"Stand there, don't move, and look," he continued. "You will see what they are saying, and what they are preparing for America."

As I was looking, I saw a great light. A dark cloud appeared over it. I saw the president of Russia, a short, chubby man, who said he was the president of China, and two others. the last two also said where they were from, but I did not understand. However, I gathered they were part of Russian controlled territory. The men stepped out of the cloud.

The Russian president began to speak to the Chinese one. "I will give you the land with all the people, but you must free Taiwan of the Americans. Do not fear, we will attack them from behind."

A voice said to me, "Watch where the Russians penetrate America." Then I saw these words being written: Alaska, Minnesota, Florida.

Then the man spoke again," When America goes to war with China, the Russians will strike without warning."

The other two presidents spoke, "We, too, will fight for you." Each had a place already planned as a point of attack. All of them shook hands and hugged. Then they all signed a contract.

One of them said, "We're sure that Korea and Cuba will be on our side, too. Without a doubt, together, we can destroy America."

The president of Russia began to speak insistently, "Why let ourselves be led by the Americans? Why not rule the world ourselves? They have to be kicked out of Europe, too! Then I could do as I please with Europe!"

The man standing beside me said, "This is what you saw: they act as friends, and say they respect the treaties made together. But everything I've shown you is how it will REALLY happen. You must tell them what is being planned against America. Then, when it comes to pass, the people will remember the words the Lord has spoken."

"Who are you?" I asked. "I am the protector of America. America's sin has reached God. He will allow this destruction, for He can no longer stand such wickedness. God, however, still has people that worship Him with a clean heart as they do His work. He has prepared a heavenly army to save these people."

As I looked, a great army,well armed and dressed in white, appeared before me. "Do you see that?" the man asked. "This army will go to battle to save My chosen ones. Then, the difference between the Godly and the ungodly will be evident.




God's angel clearly explains to Dumitru Duduman:

DUMITRU: "If you are the angel of God, everything you tell me has to be written in the Bible. If it is not, then I can't tell the Americans."

ANGEL: "Tell them to read Jeremiah 51:8-15. He named it THE MYSTERY BABYLON, THE GREAT ADULTERESS. Also read Revelations Chapter 18, the whole chapter. There it says clearly what will happen to America."


ANGEL: "Tell them because all the nations of the world immigrated into America, and America accepted them. America accepted Buddha, the Devil Church, the Sodomite church, the Mormon Church, and all kinds of wickedness. America was a Christian nation. Instead of stopping them, they went after their gods. Because of this, He named them THE MYSTERY BABYLON."[1]

"Tell my people to be prepared and be careful," says the Lord, "for everything I have decided will happen. Do not say in your hearts that the Lord has said many things that have not happened yet because all things are decided by Me and everything has it's appointed time. Draw closer to the Lord your God and cease doing evil things that I may give you victory. I the Lord will work in ways that you cannot even imagine, but be holy.

The sin of the GREAT WHORE has spread throughout the world. The stench of her sin has reached me and it will not be long until I will raise the whole ARAB world, the RUSSIANS and other countries against her, that they may destroy her." [2]

REF: [1] Excerpt from Through the Fire Without Burning, Dumitru Duduman's testimony
[2] Excerpt from "A Revelation (Nov.8, 1992)" in Dumitru Duduman's compilation Dreams and Visions from God.


"Natural" Disaster Awakenings)
U.S.A. home of U.N. headquarters in the great city of New York, is in the Bible (Jeremiah 51:8-15; Revelation 17 & 18). She is Mystery Babylon the "great harlot/whore/prostitute" who has become unfaithful to God, and is hated by a group of ten nations under the Antichrist who will burn her up with fire in one hour under God's hand of judgment. The Clinton administration's US national security and foreign policy has opened the doors to Russian, Chinese and terrorist spies and challenged the Communist powers to defiantly unify and strengthen their military bases in Latin America as well as their ties with Arab and/or Asian allies.
[See Betrayal,The China Threat & Through the Eyes of the Enemy].

JUDGMENT BY FIRE (Flee Its Consequences!) the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water [Flood Stories From Around the World]. But the present heavens and earth by His word are being reserved for FIRE, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men...The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance... (2Peter 3:5-7,9)


Revelation Tells Us Exactly When Mystery Babylon America Falls

I say mainly because it is true that Babylon is a ruling system that has been with us since Nimrod.  It is the system behind every gentile empire through history.  But it also must be a nation, otherwise how can it fall before the Great Tribulation comes?  Rev 14 tells us it will:

Rev 14:6-9 — 6 And I saw another angel [1] fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come:  and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters [this message is out now, the same I share with people, for which they label me a nut, out of touch with reality]
8 And there followed another angel (2), saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because
she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. [this message is clearly about America and her sensual culture which you find exported in every country you visit.  This message will come by the end of 2003 and  preached from Jerusalem as America will be gone where the Message of the Kingdom has been based till now: Jer 50:28; 51:10]
9 And the third angel (3) followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

From this sequence of three angels delivering three different messages at the appropriate time we can learn the timing of the fall of Mystery Babylon.  Since the second angel announces Mystery Babylon's fall before the third angel warns everyone not to take the mark by the Beast, then logically the Babylon that the Beast

Mystery Babylon: 'Religious System' or Actual Nation?

Notice that before the final Beast system rises and puts its mark on everyone (which is easily provable to happen at the start of the Great Tribulation, or 3½ years into the last 7 years), a nation called Babylon falls first.  This can only be the USA as Jeremiah 50, 51 and Isaiah 47, 48 and Rev 17, 18 describe beyond mistaking, if one studies it.  Now Revelation 17 and 18 specifically are dual, they speak of America and the entire Babylonian sytem.  This is why Rev 18 and 14 say "Babylon has fallen (1), has fallen (2)".  It's dual, and not limited to one fulfillment.  American, called technically a daughter of Babylon by Jeremiah and Isaiah, can only fall once.  Then the full and final embodiment of  Babylon, The Beast, will fall 3½ years later when Messiah vaporizes its armies.

This negates the idea that we do not have to leave a physical location to come out of Babylon.  Jeremiah 50-51 says 5 times to leave Babylon and go to Jerusalem/Zion. 

Jer 50:5 — They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to God in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
Jer 50:28 — The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of God our God, the vengeance of his temple.
Jer 51:6 — Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of God'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.
Jer 51:10 — God hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of God our God.
Jer 51:49-50 — 49 As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth. 50 Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember God afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Revelation 18 also tells people to leave America before she falls so to not take part in her sins and the judgment on them. 

Rev 18:4-5 — 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

While these certainly work on a spiritual level (stop sinning), this does not negate the pashat, or literal level of interpretation (physical travel).  When nuclear bombs are going off, spiritually leaving Babylon—by say, keeping Sabbath in obedience to God instead of keeping Sunday in obedience to the Pope—is not going to be enough. 

Especially when we've already been told what to do. Lot, too, had to physically leave Sodom before her judgment. Did not Jesus say the last days would be like the days of Lot (and Noah) again?  If Lot had stayed in Sodom to witness to the Sodomites, we might instead be told, "Remember Lot", instead of "Remember Lot's wife" in our instructions for these last days (Lk 17:32).  If Noah had not obeyed and built an ark so he could leave the land soon to be judged by being under water, he would have died prematurely and ended his testimony as a different kind of example for our admonishment. 

However, Lot's wife's testimony teaches us its not enough to just physically leave, but we must really get the love for the world and its ways out of us as well.  We need to leave Babylon and get Babylon out of us.  Israel, too, had to leave Egypt and get Egypt out of them.  On top of all this, Jeremiah 50 and Isaiah 13 speak of America the Babylon's downfall as exactly like Sodom's.  The righteous will be fleeing now, just as Lot did then.




I have heard some people identify the "Babylon" of Revelation 17 & 18 as America. Is it possible that the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York is the fulfillment of this prophecy in Revelation 17 & 18 where a mysterious "Babylon" is said to be destroyed?


1. The destruction of Babylon is to take place at the very end of the Great Tribulation, at the seventh bowl. It is caused by a great earthquake and is either part of, or leads to, the battle of Armageddon. This is recorded in Rev. 16:16-20 and then the actual destruction of the city itself is elaborated upon in chapters 17 and 18. This takes place after the world-wide mark of the beast is in effect where no one can buy or sell without this mark (13:15-18). Since this has not taken place, the destruction of Babylon has not yet taken place.

2. Babylon is called "The Great City" seven times in these three chapters. It is never identified as a country or nation (USA) nor is it identified as a building within a city (World Trade Center). It is a particular city and the entire city is destroyed. The event we have just witnessed was the destruction of two buildings in New York and a partial destruction of the Pentagon. It would be very difficult to make this fit with the prophecy in Revelation.

3. This city is said to "reign over the kings of the earth" (17:18). America may be a powerful country, but it does not dominate the leaders of the world.

So what then is the identity of this city which is mysteriously called "Babylon?" Various places have been suggested through the years. Rome seems to have been the most popular identification, especially since it "sits on seven hills" (17:9) and during John's time it did dominate the world. Perhaps this did have an immediate application during John's lifetime, just as the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24-25, Mark 13 & Luke 21) was a prophecy about the Great Tribulation at the end of the age yet some of it still had application to the apostles' lifetime (the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD). This phenomenon often takes place with prophecy. It has been identified as partial fulfillment, double fulfillment, pre-fillment and other things but this definitely takes place. I believe the best candidate for the 'endtime' or 'ultimate' Babylon is the city of Jerusalem for these following reasons:

1. The first mention of the "Great City" is found in chapter 11. It is where the two witnesses are killed who are said to prophesy in the "Holy City" where the temple is located (11:1-3, 7-8). It is also the city "where also their Lord was crucified" (verse 8). This is obviously Jerusalem.

2. Jerusalem is 'spiritually' called Sodom and Egypt (11:8, see also Isa. 1:1, 9-10). So it is not a far cry to 'mysteriously' call it Babylon (17:5).1

3. The "Great City" of Jerusalem as well as the "Great City" of Babylon both suffer a "great earthquake" (11:13; 16:18-19).

4. The woman is pictured riding the Beast or the 'antichrist' (17:3). He will reign from the temple of God (2 Thess. 2:3-4) which will be rebuilt in Jerusalem.

5. Babylon is said to be guilty of the blood of the 'witnesses' (17:6) and of the 'prophets' (18:24). As already mentioned, the witnesses appear to be killed in Jerusalem (#1) and Jesus called Jerusalem "the city that kills the prophets" (Luke 13:33-34, see also Matt. 23:34-35; Luke 11:50-51; Acts 7:52).

6. Seeing this city pictured as a prostitute caused John to marvel greatly (17:6). His amazement would be understandable if this was a picture of the future of the 'Holy City' but not if it was simply a city which was already known to be wicked.

7. The antichrist (who will reign from Jerusalem, #3) will indeed "reign over the kings of the earth" (17:18).

8. The antichrist's 'girlfriend' is a prostitute. The real Christ's bride is a pure virgin. Christ's bride is pictured as the "New Jerusalem" (21:2, 9-10). It would make sense that the antichrist's counterpart is earthly Jerusalem (Heavenly and earthly Jerusalem are also compared in Gal. 4:24-31 and Heb. 12:18-24).

9. Many times in the Old Testament, Israel (of which Jerusalem is the capital) is said to have "played the harlot" (Isa. 1:21; Jer. 3; Hosea, etc.). Now she would be called the "Mother of Harlots" (17:5) since she has committed the worst type of adultery possible and 'shacked up' with God's worst enemy.


1. The King James and the NIV have "mystery" as part of the name--"Mystery Babylon." But the more natural reading of the Greek is that "a name was written, a mystery: Babylon The Great, The Mother of Harlots and of The Abominations of The Earth" (so NASB, NRSV, NLT and NET). For a discussion, see the footnote in the NET Bible.


The OMEGA File #36



The following information was released January of 1997 by Dr. Al Overholt. Titled, "THE FINAL INVASION OF THE U.S.??", the document reads: From the INTERNET, 12/96 [quoting:] The following, about a possible planned 'invasion' of the U.S., is, I know, the sort of alarmist thing one hears from time to time. Yet it ties in with other events that make it not readily dismissible. 

(1) U.S. forces sent to Bosnia, not here in the USA to protect us. 

(2) U.S. forces going to Zaire, further diminishing National Security. 

(3) Gulf War Syndrome, decimating U.S. military. 

(4) Gradual infiltration [known] of GERMAN military into the U.S. Like I say, the following might be only alarmist claptrap. Then again.... *caveat lector*. This means, "reader beware." In other words, it is up to the reader to form her/his own judgments as to the following. [End quoting] From: Stop All Federal Abuses Now! S.A.F.A.N. Internet Newsletter, No. 129, November 15, 1996 (Take note on how the New World Order is trying to incite civil war between British Columbia and French Quebec, Canada, and use this emergency as an excuse to activate unconstitutional executive orders in America. 

This has not been the first attempt to create an "emergency" that would "justify" martial law in America, and if this one fails, then it will certainly NOT be the last attempt. I take this report very seriously, being that my own ancestors were Frenchmen who became British citizens and later immigrated to America. Just WHAT force would try to create a civil war between French Quebec, British Columbia and America? Could it be, just possibly, that same "force" which was responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of French, British and American allied soldiers during World War I and World War II? - Branton) 


The following is most of the message printed in THE PROPHECY CLUB NEWSLETTER from Intelligence sources in Canada and New England, [quoting:] Preparations for the COMING INVASION OF AMERICA by Russian/NWO FORCES are progressing rapidly in Canada! As candidly admitted to me by many Canadians [including author and lecturer Grant Jeffery of FINAL WARNING and many other books explaining the coming New World Order takeover] Canada it totally sold out to the NWO and its heinous agenda of world domination. (Note: I would suggest that this statement is somewhat extreme. Certainly those ADVOCATES of a New World Order operating within certain executive levels of Canadian government are sold out to the agenda, but no more so than the advocates for the NWO operating within various executive levels of the AMERICAN government. It is obvious that the majority of Canadians AND Americans desire to maintain their national independence, and it is THESE who the advocates of the New World Order are apparently willing to sacrifice in the devastating civil wars that they have 'planned' for America and Canada. We must realize that just as there is an electorate AND a secret government within America, the same holds true with Canada as well. - Branton) 

See also: 

ANALYSIS OF THE DREAMS: FNTN became apparent when I went on the internet. ... I, for one, would feel really terrible 
if the internet was destroyed, ...

America has long been a thorn in the flesh of the NWO planners, because of our Christian heritage and its isolation from Europe. With little over three years left to move this Western Hemisphere into their NWO agenda by the year 2000, they are making rapid use of Canada's [NWO advocates'] willingness to betray America into their control. How is this taking place? Canada has opened her doors wide to NWO forces, including GERMAN, RUSSIAN AND CHINESE. As Grant Jeffery admitted to me personally one month ago, "we have MORE GERMAN MILITARY FORCES IN CANADA NOW THAN WE DO CANADIAN MILITARY FORCES [emphasis mine]!" Indeed, for next to Dease Lake, Canada, Germans have been handed a military air base for their use. They are actively practicing bombing and strafing runs for the coming Invasion of America...much as they are doing down at Holloman AFB, which has been permanently turned over to the Germans (in NEW MEXICO). The traitorous NWO elements within our own government are fully aware of the motives of these GERMAN NWO FORCES both in Canada and America and welcome their presence into the Western Hemisphere as part of the solution to subduing patriotic Americans who simply refuse to surrender national sovereignty to a foreign power. Russian and Chinese forces are also very active in Canada. They are "re-building and strengthening railroad tracks for the anticipated heavy use of railway transportation of incoming military personnel from the West Coast" [both Russian and Chinese forces] as well as transporting military vehicles and armaments and food supplies. New tracks are also being laid between border states and Canada. Those people who are arrested as resistors or dissidents will also be transported in specially prepared prisoner boxcars to the death camps already established near the border, such as the one near Cut Bank, MT. The death camp outside of Cut Bank has been conveniently located right off a major AMTRACK express line in the anticipation of transporting resisters and dissidents conveniently to their deaths by rail. 


These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) ... 
There are over 100 primary and secondary concentration camps across the US. ... 

If you live anywhere near one of these camps and have seen it in person, ... 
New camps being built on "back 40". Oakdale - Rex 84 camp capable of holding at ...

Reports have been received from INTEL sources nationwide which indicate that certain boxcars are quietly being renovated from the inside so that they can be used for prisoner transport to such death camps. Preparations noted by eye-witnesses include shackles being bolted into the walls to restrain those taken prisoner until they reach their final destination. From our intelligence source in Florida, we know that Russian train engineer experts are already being trained in how to operate American engines and how our rail system functions... Russian railway procedures differ from American. As least fifty Russian engineers are in training presently in Jacksonville, Florida. Many others are apparently being trained in other locations as well. (Note: Some have alleged that the sudden 'fall' of the Soviet states and the Berlin wall was planned in advance as part of an agenda to merge the East and the West into a so called democratic-socialist/communist-socialist New World Order. East and West Berlin would be at the forefront for the reunification of Eastern and Western Europe and in turn -- they hope -- the rest of the world. Germany has also led the way for European unification by establishing an 'open border' policy and encouraging other European countries to do the same. This may sound benign on the outside but considering the facts it may be a ruse to 'unify' Europe under German control, which was actually Adolph Hitler's goal.

However in this case the unification is being accomplished through economic means rather than military means. The control is still in Germany but it is more subtle. The Third Reich established German MILITARY control of Europe. The "European Economic Community" or E.E.C. established ECONOMIC control. In most cases, in this world it is the ECONOMIC forces which control 'governments'. Sad, but true. Notice how the term "Economic" has now been removed, and the New World Order has been re-named the "European Community". Very clever! In other words the unification is no longer just along economic lines but is becoming increasingly political, since the member nations have been pressured into submitting to an E.C. constitution along MORE THAN mere economic lines. France and England have been pulled into this alliance, in spite of two devastating world wars with the country that is secretly orchestrating the E.C., aka the New World Order. Come on France and England, get a clue!!! Germany is not only the largest federated state in the E.C., but in 1990 was the LARGEST economic power in the WORLD, with a trade surplus totaling over $58 billion. With almost no foreign currency reserves in 1949, Germany had accumulated nearly $80 billion in reserves by 1989, compared with the $38 billion in the U.S.A. and $41 billion in Great Britain. A rather incredible "comeback" for a country that had waged two world wars for the sole purpose of offensive conquest, wars that had cost the Allies a HEAVY price in blood and resources. Of course Germany is also the LEADING economic power in the E.C. as well, possessing 35% of the Economic power-base of the European Community according to the GROLIER ENCYCLOPEDIA. So just WHERE does the real power lie in the E.C. / N.W.O?

Considering that the German Black Nobility -- who have controlled vast financial empire's for over 1500 years and have ruled the [un]Holy Roman Empire for centuries -- were the same ones who sent Vladimir Lenin from GERMANY to Russia to start the Communist Revolution, AND the same powers who backed Adolph Hitler... then it is not surprising that Communist East Germany would merge into Democratic(?) West Germany with such ease. It should not be surprising, therefore, to learn that GERMAN troops In the United States AND Canada play a MAJOR role in the planned invasion of North America -- since after all most of the New World Order agenda had its roots in Bavaria region of Germany. Most do not realize that Adolph Hitler's second book, after he wrote MEIN KAMPF, was titled -- believe it or not -- "THE NEW WORLD ORDER". - Branton)

Already seen being transported on these train lines are huge power generators to various locations in Canada, in anticipation of the planned power outages that will be triggered deliberately both in Canada and America as the planned takeover methodically takes place. Incredibly, we now have information that [All emphasis mine, below] THE RUSSIANS HAVE FINALLY SUCCEEDED IN BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SIBERIA AND ALASKA THROUGH A VAST UNDERGROUND TUNNEL! (The Bering Sea between Alaska and Asia is UNDER 100 miles wide at its narrowest point, so this would not be an inconceivable undertaking - Branton) Although documented in more than one newspaper report in Western Canada, THE AMERICAN NEWS MEDIA HAS REMAINED SILENT ON THIS FEAT. RUSSIAN CIVILIANS (???) ARE KNOWN TO BE COMING THRU THIS TUNNEL, 100 PER MONTH, PLUS HEAVY MILITARY ARTILLERY. ALSO, THERE IS YET ANOTHER TUNNEL THAT HAS BEEN BUILT FROM SIBERIA TO NORTHERN CANADA, THIS ONE BEING USED FOR RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES. (Note: It is interesting that several underground tunnels have been discovered by American troops which originate in North Korea and run under the border, emerging at different points in the border region of South Korea. Some of these tunnels are well-built and modern and could accommodate massive troop movements. It appears that North Korea may be planning something for the future, possibly in conjunction with the Russian-Chinese plans mentioned above? A U.S. Air Force Officer who wrote an expose on U.N. betrayal of America forces during the Korean and Vietnam 'wars' has stated that based on intelligence data he has gathered, those Vietnamese 'boat people' who 'escaped' to America AFTER -- not BEFORE -- North Vietnam took control of the South, were and are die-hard Communists. The reason for this is that when the North took control of the South of Vietnam they immediately hunted down all known Anti-Communist activists and sympathizers and exterminated them.

In other words the 'boat people' who left Vietnam FOLLOWING the 'purge' were mostly Communist infiltrators masquerading as people who were 'escaping the Communists'. The USAF officer claimed that these infiltrators are involved in a plan to bring down America, and that they have been accumulating and storing huge weapon stashes in anticipation for the time when they will be called in to action to join their comrades in their war against America. - Branton) The extent of the American Government's [the corporate fascist military-industrial 'government' as opposed to the Constitutional or electorate 'government'] betrayal of her citizens can be further evidenced in the fact that these Chinese and Russian forces are RECEIVING PAYMENT FOR THEIR PRE-INVASION ACTIVITIES THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND... ISSUED ON AMERICAN GOVERNMENT CHECKS. In anticipation of the coming invasion from Russia and China [and German - U.N forces, etc.] Canada has even gone so far as to disband its Western Coast Guard Division, thus they are open to amphibious invasion of America from the West. This was openly evidenced recently through the presentation of a documentary report over the BBC television in London which detailed amphibious assault forces practicing war maneuvers and strategy in the Formosa Straits. When BBC newsmen were permitted to interview these soldiers in training, they repeatedly asked them the following question. "What are you preparing to use this training for?" The shocking, consistent reply was "FOR THE COMING INVASION OF AMERICA!" When it became clear that a gaff in security was created by airing this broadcast over television in England, its scheduled re-broadcast for the next day in London was hastily canceled. (So then, for our readers in our West Coast and especially Hawaiian Naval bases, TAKE NOTICE. You are the last line and front line of defense against such an action. 

Remember Pearl Harbor, and learn from the mistakes of the past!!! - Branton)

THE DREAM AND THE REALITY. compiled by Dee Finney. 8-15-2001 ...
stop Pearl Harbor in order to mobilize enough national anger to enter the World War II. I have no idea why people aren't asking 
some very specific questions ...




The message is clear. This message is to inform those who may not know the magnitude of the New World Order and its massive agenda. BE WISE AND INVESTIGATE FOR YOURSELVES. We are not getting the truth from agents of government. Examples are Vietnam, Waco, Ruby Ridge, Militias, TWA800, Oklahoma, etc. Beware and prepare! God Bless America. [WE CERTAINLY WON'T STOP IT WITHOUT HIS HELP.] We need his blessing. ARE WE GOING TO WAKE UP IN TIME TO STOP THIS?? [The following accompanied the above information, in the newsletter from which these reports were taken...]

The following articles are excerpts taken from advertisement flyers put out by Serge Monast. They have short news-bites of VERY INTERESTING INFORMATION THAT I FEEL IS WORTH PONDERING. For those who haven't heard yet -- Serge Monast was recently deaded [killed] for his daring exposes of the Elite. His son was kidnapped shortly before he was [killed], also because of his exposing their dastardly deeds and plans to make most of us their slaves... SOON!! I don't have any information whether or not any of his reports are available since he has transitioned to the heavenly realms. -- Al. FEMA: RED IRON PLAN -- NATIONWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY -- NATIONAL STATE -- SOVEREIGNTY ENDANGERED... Excerpted from THE INTERNATIONAL FREE PRESS AGENCY 'REPORT', 12/96, [quoting:] FORWARDED MESSAGE: FROM: U.N. Military Confidential Source. Sender: Int'l Free Press Agency, Fax: 1 (819) 888-2949 Reply to: Int'l Free Press Agency, Fax: 1 (819) 888-2949 To: Please forward this crucial information to all networks -- World, National Date: December 3rd, 1996; Time 15:00 GMT EXTREMELY URGENT... RED ALERT CONFIRMED HIGH U.N. SENSITIVE MILITARY INFORMATION. NOTE: PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS ONE... KNOW THAT FOREIGN TROOPS ARE IN STANDBY... THEY ARE DAGGERS POINTED AT THE HEART OF OUR HOMELAND AND SOCIETY... THIS IS REAL... THAT'S ONLY THE BEGINNING... RED IRON FEMA PREPAREDNESS... FEMA: RED IRON FEMA PLAN/NATIONWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY / NATIONAL STATE SOVEREIGNTY ENDANGERED... STORM WARNING IN AMERICA... Department of the Army, FEMA, FBI, BATF, State and Local Police and other Federal Agencies involved [knowingly OR unknowingly]... the R-EMAP regions correspond exactly, by location and number, to the FEMA regions... R-EMAP, an EPA program, stands for Regional EMAP... UN's Global Biodiversity Assessment (GBA) for UN's Foreign Troops Global Training Centers & Detention Facilities Areas... Bring about national disaster BY ALL MEANS, social unjustified unrest into "Black communities", national financial crisis as a result of massive budget cuts, national social crisis blamed upon Militia and Religious Groups before the end of 1997... 1 million patriotic Americans who may resist the New World Order and Americans who are not "politically correct" are already listed and targeted to be arrested... [Specifically mentioned are Christian followers of those who run talk-shows throughout the country and Churches not under federal control]...

Very high secretive United Nations Military Plans... Never released before... TOP CONFIDENTIAL at high political level... also concern RUSSIAN AND FOREIGN TROOPS DEPLOYMENT AND OCCUPATION OF U.S. TERRITORY UNDER UNITED NATIONS MILITARY COMMAND... FEMA - U.N. Multi-Jurisdictional Police/military operation "TO NEUTRALIZE ALL PATRIOTIC AND CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS IN AMERICA BEFORE THE END OF 1997"... ...FEMA canceled their scheduled Aug./Sept. 1996 "exercises" and changed it to the period between Jan./March 1997 which link to "PHILADELPHIA PHASE III" -- to start in Eastern Canada during the same period... High-ranking politicians and military involved... Strong link between main roads to be used by foreign troops stationed in MEXICO and CANADA and Detention facilities areas, Biodiversity areas, some Military bases and railroad centers... [End quoting]



Father Wingate of the Trumpeters Mission on February 16, 2004 predicted:

**When this breaks out into continuous wars, Italy will be invaded in a matter of a few days. You will know the invasion of Italy is coming when a gang-type war breaks out in Northern Italy. The gang type war is needed to have a military success. It is part civil war, and part invasion caused by outsiders who want the Italian government overthrown. The purpose is to make it easier to invade the Vatican, at which time the Pope flees, and we will be told that he is dead. So there will be no declaration that he has fled. This is where the people who are following the messages have to realize this is the time we follow from point to point what we have been told in faith, because the publicly released facts will contain many errors.

**When the Holy Father flees, he will go through Belgium, France, and into Canada. From Canada he will bi-locate into other countries. He will mostly stay in exile in a remote part of Canada. His stay will be in a part of Canada that will be "passed over" during the invasion of Canada and the United States.

**The president of France will be assassinated, and also the leader of Germany.

**The U.S. will be invaded and occupied for a period of six to seven months. It will not exceed 7 months. At the end of this 6 - 7 month time period is when the Great Warning comes. (The Warning is used by God, to stop a Third World War.) Over a third of the United States will be occupied by a foreign force (and as much as a third of the population may be dead). The foreign force will actually be NATO and the United Nations. The U.N. will invade the United States as peacekeepers! The United Nations will be a united communist force, stating that they have come into the U.S. to liberate the Americans from an occupying force. This is their plan.

**They will invade us, just as we have invaded other countries, including the former Yugoslavian nations. We have gone in there as a peace keeping force to make them and their own countries stop fighting. We went in there with our blue helmets and blue berets and everybody backed off. We went there to liberate that country from it's own occupation. This is exactly the same way that they will invade the United States. Obviously racial wars will be an excellent opportunity for the foreign invasion to take place.

* Note: 5 or 6 different mystics (who have support from their local bishops) in the US and other countries, have received the same message mentioned above.

1-10-00 - VISION - I was seeing a railroad switching yard with numerous troop trains in it. Then I saw numerous soldiers dressed in dark green colored dress uniforms get off the trains and run along the tracks ahead of the trains.

2-1-00 - VISION - I saw army soldiers, dressed in dark green uniforms, carrying long black rifles. They were jumping out of a helicopter.  The words 'sneak attack' were placed on top of the scene.

I hope everyone in the world still has some Y2K supplies left because I don't know where this is.  See this page:  Dreams of War

10-6-01 - NAP DREAM - (11:30 a.m.) (I was having a problem with my left lung releasing phlegm and it rattled as I breathed out - I felt exhausted)

I was in a big city with Joe. We were on our way to a birthday party. (A real event Joe was actually going to alone because I was sick.)

We were driving uphill and had to stop behind an odd colored green car at an intersection when the light turned red.

Ahead at the next intersection, I heard sirens and a hearse or ambulance went by, carrying a body bag with a dead person in it.  My left lung shuddered and I woke up , feeling really upset by it.

I got up, went to the bathroom and crawled back into bed.

As I lay in bed, I started hearing the names of dead soldiers being brought back in body bags from war. The first two were common names - Montgomery, and Gray. They had common first names too. So I stopped that from happening. I didn't' want to hear that.

6-13-02 - DREAM - I don't know exactly where I was. It seems I was in an army barracks with 8 guys who were re-enacting an attack in which they had been surrounded and some of them wounded during a previous war.

These guys all seemed to be in their 50's, so the war would have had to have happened at least 30 years ago.

As for myself, I was oung, - so it was either Korea or World War II, though it could have been Vietnam.

It was scary in the barracks. They helped me put on a cotton, long-sleeved robe so I fit into the scene as well.

Everyone was in bed, but I was sitting on the floor between the beds because I hadn't been there in the real deal.

They told one guy, "don't lean against the headboards - remember, the bullet came right through the wall and headboard."

It was rather dim or dark outside, but somehow I got outside and was viewing this whole scene from above the scene now and I saw a group of at least 16 Chinese soldiers running in to make an attack on the barracks and it didn't look like no re-enactment.

NAP DREAM -  3-16-02

I saw a bunch of women with white aprons on, standing in a wooden tub with upright staves. They were on an ocean like Winkin - Blinkin - and Nod with something hanging over their heads. 

I saw a portrait of a man, dressed all in black with a hat and clothes on from the 13th Century.  He was surrounded by a spiral.

Main Entry: obliv·i·on 
Pronunciation: &-'bli-vE-&n, O-, ä-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin oblivion-, oblivio, from oblivisci to forget, perhaps from ob- in the way + levis smooth -
Date: 14th century
1 : the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten; especially : the condition of being oblivious
2 : the condition or state of being forgotten or unknown

It is possible to review the history of WWII as the sequencing and escalation of targeting civilians as much or more than military objectives under the assumptions that terror would break the enemy's will to fight.

The first purely and truly massive civilian targeting by Allied forces devastated Hamburg in Germany in a succession of night bombings by combined US and British bombers. In those raids, post-raid estimates show that maybe 80% of housing was destroyed along with upwards of 50,000 to 80,000 lives and untold injuries.

These raids in 1942 also revealed the first widely studied firestorm conditions within which winds combined the inferno into hurricanes of fire sweeping the city and producing temperatures estimated at 1,000 F. or higher which acted like incinerators and totally sucked breath and life and physical being into new dimensions of oblivion. In a few nights of one bombing campaign relatively early in the war, more death and destruction was reaped on one German city, Hamburg, than during the entirety of the Nazi devastations on all of Great Britain throughout the war.

In Europe, the massive targeting of civilians carried out by Allied forces failed to break the German civilian will or to collapse morale in any meaningful way. The culmination, in Europe, of firebombing cities was Dresden rather late in the war. Those raids, on a city previously spared, showed that conventional (what a term!) weaponry of that time was capable of levels of destruction only barely exceeded by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki efforts shortly to follow.

In terms of barbarity, it is clear in retrospect that Allied forces in pursuit of their aims, our aims, took the lessons of Guernica and learned nothing except how to be more barbaric, if possible. And over the succeeding years, technology has expanded the capacities and capabilities of ever-renewing militaries to be ever more barbarous, however clinically, in pursuit of whatever objectives may have been or are involved in whatever conflicts were or are of the moment. The successions from Molotov cocktails through napalm to the near nuclear destructiveness of fuel bombs is linear and exponential.

Rinpoche notes: "We are living on a planet with no top and no bottom, in space which has no beginning or end. So isn't it easy to see it all as a dream?"



9-2-02 - DREAM - I was in a house, doing laundry, getting ready to go on vacation with Joe.

I didn't know when we were leaving, so I had to keep up on the laundry because I didn't want any dirty laundry laying around when we were away from the house.

Joe came home from work, so I asked him when he planned to leave. This was a Thursday and he said that he had to work part of Friday yet, so I knew it would be at least one more day before we left.

I then went outside to check some roads to see how they would be when winter came. I went down one street and a man was sitting on a huge bulldozer in his back yard. He was ready for whatever came. I noted that the sun was low in the sky and a huge dark shadow from his house lay over the road next to it, so I knew it would be icy by his house.

I then drove north on the north/south road to see how bad the snow could get on this road. the farther I went the higher the road go towards the north, so I figured they would be okay if the snow got too deep.

I then had a vision of a map of northern U.S. and all of Canada. There was no snow all the way to the arctic circle.  (GLOBAL WARMING?)

On the map was a Trans-Canada Highway  way in the northern part of the land. It was kind of a curvy highway because it had to go around al the lakes that were up there. The highway was labeled I-90  (I know that I-90 is in northern U.S.) but I don't know how Canada labels their highways.

I also knew that my daughter and her husband were driving east on the highway all the way across Canada, but they liked snow and skiing so they would be okay  if it started to snow.

My attention was called back to the present because of a dangerous traffic situation.  I was on a boulevard type road where the traffic goes one way on the east side of the median, but here traffic was going both way s on my side and there were near accidents because vehicles were parked on both sides. I saw there was cars parked on the other side the way they were supposed to be.

I was still trying to figure out why traffic was all of a  sudden going both ways on this side, when I came to a long string of army jee sparked on the side of the road in the wrong direction with soldiers in them. the soldiers weren't doing anything, it was obvious they were waiting for something to happen.

Then I saw what was going on when I got to where a multi-story college dormitory was and there was a string of army jeeps waiting in line to go into the college parking lot. I knew that when the army left, this school would be known as just another gay college.



DREAM - I was living in New Berlin, WI. I and my husband drove up to the top of the hill at the intersection of National Ave. and 172nd St. (Calhoun Rd.) There is no stop sign for National Ave., so traffic going north and south has to stop at the stop sign and then creep slowly forward and hope no car is coming from the east or west and slam into you. Since this is at the top of a hill, nobody can see where any other cars are coming from.

So, when we got to the top of the hill, it was pitch black outside. We could see one car trying to cross National Ave., both from the north AND from the south. We knew that because we could see their headlights.

The car from the south was further into the intersection than the one from the north and was slowly inching its way forward, still hoping no car came from the east or west before he made it to the other side of the intersection.

We pulled into the driveway of the house on the corner to wait our turn to cross the intersection. We had our headlights on as well.

Suddenly the outside lights of the house came on and a woman came to the door to see what we were doing in her driveway.

So, my husband went to the door of the house to talk to her, while I waited in the car.

When the woman opened the door, two dogs bounded out the door. I immediately recognized the dogs - they were 'THE DOGS OF WAR' - and they belonged to Benjamin Franklin.  One of the dogs was light brown with a dark-brown - almost black mask on its face around its eyes. The other dog was a silvery color.

I was petrified because these were the 'Dogs of War' and my feet were dangling outside the car and I was afraid I was going to be attacked.

My husband finished talking to the woman and we decided to go back home, but to my dismay, "The Dogs of War' went with us in the car. When we went back into our livingroom, I sat in a pink wing-backed chair and the the two dogs sat at my feet - one to the left and one to the right.

The next day, I went out into the garden where I had planted thousands of pink plume-fronded flowers. Towards the center of this garden, but with a path from one side, was a small concrete goldfish pond.  I was standing by the pond.

A schoolbus with a class of small girls came by and one of the little girls came running over. She wanted to give me a hug so her intentions were good, but she came running towards me as fast as she could go - though her teacher was yelling. "Go around! Go around!", the girl leapt up into the air, just barely clearing the flowers and landed in the center of the garden near the goldfish pond where I was standing.

I understood what the girl's intentions were, she just wanted a hug, but she was in too much of a hurry to get to where I was standing.

The girl hadn't damaged any flowers by leaping over them, but she might not leap as far if she tried it a second time, so I told the little girl's teacher that I would tell the little girl a secret so she'd never have to leap over the flowers again.

So, I bent down and whispered in the little girl's ear, "Time goes on forever, so you see you have plenty of time to walk around the garden. The hug will always be there waiting for you."

The little girl looked up at me and smiled, now knowing the secret of time.

I then went back into the house, into the boy's playroom. The playroom had a hard tiled floor of light blue. I saw 12 sky-blue eggs laying on the floor. I couldn't tell whether the eggs were plastic, hard-boiled, or raw but the boys playing with the eggs had cracked some of the eggs and they were in danger of cracking all the way through. So, I gently pushed the all the eggs together by the side of the room, where no one would step on them.

I noticed that the boys were outside playing war games. They had taken sides and it was getting rough.

Then I noticed that there was a set of marbles laying all over the floor. They were all the same color - crystal sky-blue.  I bent down a flipped a marble into the corner with my foot, where there was a ring etched in the tile and I scored a perfect hit.

So, I invited the boys to come into the house and settle their game of war by playing a game with the marbles. All they had to do was choose a marble (they were all alike), name the marble for a world leader and if the boy shot the marble perfectly into the ring in the floor tile like I had done, he would win the war.

The first marble chosen was name Benjamin Franklin. The marble didn't make it into the corner ring, so he didn't win.

The second world leader chosen was Ronald Reagan. When his marble was shot into the corner, it missed the ring as well, so he didn't win the war either.

I told the boys not to worry, there were still hundreds of marbles to choose from. All they had to do was name a different world leader each time until someone won the war.

2-18-05 - My dreams were like short vignettes

I was laying in bed next to Joe who was snoring. I could see out the window into a city street where a small groups (six?)  'shooters'  in gray uniforms were standing next to a building with guns ready. 

I kept nudging Joe to wake up, saying, "Shooters! Look at the 'shooters'" but Joe wouldn't wake up and I felt very frustrated.

Then I realized that I was sleeping too and dreaming this and it wasn't real. 

NOTE: After I woke up I was thinking about that dream and I had a quick vision which showed me the same 'shooters' in gray uniforms and wearing flight helmets , standing in a desert-like area like they had just flown in. 

A voice said, "They looked like this!" and it looked very real.

NOTE 2:  I wasn't familiar with the term 'shooters' but a couple days later, the very next page I came to in a book I was slowly reading titled, "The Rogue Warriors - Strategy for Success" by Richard  Marcinko, I came to this on page 20:  (He was talking about how he trained even the lowliest of his team to do 'all' the jobs including 'flying' even though that wasn't part of their normal training according to military protocol)  "The net result of my care and feeding of my grunts, or 'shooters', was that these guys would gladly move hell for me and bite the tongue off the devil. And each of them would be able to do something like that because each shooter could fly, parachute, swim, and attack all by himself, if necessary. Each man mirrored the entire machine of "SEAL" Team Six and the machine mirrored each man. 

I did research on the grey uniforms, and other than civil war period which I knew this wasn't - grey uniforms are worn by the Chinese.

I didn't find any other country that used grey uniforms.4-19-05 - On the wall, was a TV wall screen as large as the whole wall. It was showing a war movie.

I don't like watching war movies and this one was particularly gruesome. There was a weapon they used that shot fie, not bullets. When someone got hit with the fire the burst into flames, completely immolated and burnt to a crisp. It was so awful I couldn't watch it, so I closed my eyes to blank out the sight of it.

When I opened my eyes, the movie replayed itself and when it started getting really bad - to see the soldiers being annihilated by streams of fire coming down from the sky, I just couldn't watch it and closed my eyes again. 

Again I opened my eyes and the scene started replaying itself again.  It came to me that every  time I closed my eyes, it would repeat the war scene and it wouldn't stop doing that until I watched the film all the way to the end or I would never be horrified enough to do something about it to prevent it in the first place.

So I stood there and watched the soldiers being hit by streams of fire coming from the sky. All the soldiers had were rifles to defend themselves with. They had no defense for these horrible weapons. They tried pressing themselves up against walls or behind objects and that didn't help. When the stream of fire came down, the fire was worse than a bullet, it could billow around corners and immolate anything that was close by.

The film just kept getting worse and worse.  Unfortunately, I was so horrified to see all these solders getting burned to death, I couldn't watch the film all the way to the end. I couldn't stand to see all these men die so needlessly. 

I had to close my eyes - it was too horrible to bear.



6-28-05  DREAM - I was riding in a car with a tall black woman. We went through an intersection and on the other side of that street was a square building that looked like it had silver windows or had silver curtains over the windows that was blocking them.

My friend wanted to stop at a restaurant right beyond that building, so she pulled up in  front of it. I decided it was a good place to go to the bathroom.

We walked inside and instead of a restaurant it looked like a bird sanctuary.

I no sooner walked in and all the doves came and sat on the hawks so they couldn't move. 

Over in the corner, some new chicks who had red feathers were fledging and I was told by a man who was watching them, it only took one generation to create them.

There were a lot of them. (Having raised birds myself, I found that to be highly unusual to get as many red feathered chicks in just one generation.) Something highly unusual was going on here. 

None of these birds were in cages either. It wouldn't be long and these chicks would be flying all over.

I saw a dog over a ways. The dog was large and dark brown and the dog was turning red also.

The man called the dog Asia. The dog was pretty big and I was intimidated by it.

The man said, "Why are you afraid of this dog? She's yours!"

I denied owning Asia.  Asia came over to me, walking around me, crying and whining for attention.

I insisted I didn't own Asia. I told the man that my son Ken was in charge and asked where he was.

The man said, "Ken went out hunting."

So I told the man I would go find Ken and see what was going on. Obviously a lot had been going on while I wasn't paying attention.

I went out into the yard to look for Ken and saw a green winter snowsuit laying on the ground. I was afraid that was Ken so I ran over to it and found the suit to be empty. 

So I went over to the house and hanging upside-down on the door was a brown winter snowsuit drying in the breeze. I had been afraid to look at it. It almost seemed like there was a body in it.

I opened the door and there was Ken talking to his Father.

I heard Ken say, "Ooops! I'd better get going." , and he came outside to fill me in on what was going on.


"And the word of the Lord came to me saying: 'Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against Him, and say, "Thus says the Lord God, 'Behold I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. And I will turn you about, and put hooks in your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; Persia, Ethiopia, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops - many peoples with you'" (Ezekiel 38:1-6).

"'I shall strike your bow from your left hand, and dash down your arrows from your right hand. You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops, and the peoples who are with you; I shall give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field. You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken,' declares the Lord" (Ezekiel 39:3-5).

"And when the thousand years ARE EXPIRED, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breath of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them" [Revelation 20:7-9].

The ancient people called Magog are commonly believed to have been the ancestors of the Russian nation. The prophet Ezekiel spoke of an invasion of Israel by Russia, which has not yet been fulfilled. What could cause Russia to come against the tiny nation of Israel -- which has no oil and no real strategic value? This question has puzzled Bible scholars for centuries. However, recent developments in the Middle East have for the first time in history lent credence to this long-awaited prophecy.





The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. It is also called the U.S.-Mexico War. In the U.S. it is known as the Mexican War; in Mexico it is known as the U.S. Intervention, the U.S. Invasion of Mexico, and the United States War Against Mexico.


Also known as Mr. Polk's War, the Mexican-American War grew out of unresolved conflicts between Mexico and Texas and from U.S. expansionism. Firstly, the Mexican province of Texas was settled (1823) by several slave-holding colonists and Mexico abolished slavery in 1824. Secondly, the government of Santa Anna had tried to make Mexico a centralist republic, and the American settlers found these conditions unacceptable.

After winning its independence from Mexico in 1836, the Republic of Texas claimed the Rio Grande as its southern and western limit. Historically, the Nueces River (southern) and the Sabine River (western) had been the recognized borders of the former province of Texas. The old Mexican Province of Texas never had de facto or de jure control beyond this point and could hardly keep what it had. The Republic of Texas tried continuosly to gain recognition from Mexico as an independent state, putting the Nueces as the territorial limit in the negotiation table, to no avail. In 1845, the United States decided to uphold Texas' claims upon the Rio Grande if it agreed to join the U.S.


Declaration of war

When Texas joined the United States, Mexico considered that, firstly, the United States was intervening in Mexico's internal affairs by supporting a rebel province and, secondly, that the U.S. had unjustly taken away territory that belonged neither to Texas nor to the U.S.

After several skirmishes, President James K. Polk ordered General Zachary Taylor to place troops between the two rivers. Taylor crossed the Nueces, ignoring Mexican demands that he withdraw, and marched south to the Rio Grande, where he began to build Fort Brown.

Fighting began on April 24, 1846 when Mexican cavalry attacked and captured one of the American detachments near the Rio Grande. After the border clash and battles at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Polk requested a declaration of war, and geared up popular support by asserting that Mexicans had "invaded our territory and shed American blood upon American soil". The U.S. Congress declared war on May 13, 1846. Northerners and Whigs generally opposed the war, while Southerners and Democrats tended to support it because Texas was a slave state. Mexico declared war on May 23.

Even after war was declared, many Northern Democrats and Whigs disputed Polk's claim that Mexico had "shed American blood on American soil", believing instead that American forces had crossed the Rio Grande and invaded Mexico in a deliberate provocation. Voicing this argument, Abraham Lincoln, then a Whig freshman in the House of Representatives, introduced a series of resolutions nicknamed the "Spot Resolutions" which demanded President Polk give the exact location where American blood had been spilled. For this, Lincoln was given the nickname "Spotty".



After the declaration of war, U.S. forces invaded Mexican territory on several fronts. In the Pacific, the U.S. Navy sent John D. Sloat to occupy California and claim it for the U.S. because of concerns that Britain might also attempt to occupy the area. He linked up with Anglo colonists in Northern California who had previously declared an independent California Republic and occupied some key cities. Meanwhile, U.S. army troops under Stephen W. Kearny occupied Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kearny led a small force to California where, after some initial reverses, he united with naval reinforcements under Robert F. Stockton to occupy San Diego and Los Angeles. A major dispute broke out between Kearny and Stockton over control of California. Stockton appointed John C. Fremont governor of California, while Kearny named himself to that position. The dispute was primarily caused by conflicting directives from Washington. Kearny eventually prevailed, and Fremont was arrested and court-martialed for his loyalty to Stockton in the dispute.

The main force led by Taylor continued across the Rio Grande, winning the Battle of Monterrey in September 1846. President Antonio López de Santa Anna personally marched north to fight Taylor but was defeated at the battle of Buena Vista on February 22, 1847. Meanwhile, rather than reinforce Taylor's army for a continued advance, President Polk sent a second army under U.S. general Winfield Scott in March, which was transported to the port of Veracruz by sea, to begin an invasion of the Mexican heartland. Scott won the Siege of Veracruz and marched toward Mexico City, winning the battles of Cerro Gordo and Chapultepec, and occupying the capital.

The Treaty of Cahuenga, signed on January 13, 1847, ended the fighting in California. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, 1848, ended the war and gave the U.S undisputed control of Texas as well as California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming. In return, Mexico received $18,250,000, the equivalent of $627,482,629 in today's dollars, for the cost of the war.



Throughout the course of the war, approximately 13,000 American soldiers were killed. Of these, only about 1,700 were from actual combat; the other casualties stemmed from disease and unsanitary conditions during the war. It is also estimated that—if post-war deaths from war-related causes are considered—the combined U.S. casualty rate for the war was very high, 30-40%. Mexican casualties remain somewhat of a mystery, and are estimated at 25,000.

During the War, many important battles were fought, including the Battle of Churubusco and the Battle of Padierna. The Mexican leader at the time was Pedro María Anaya, who defended the convent of Santa María Churubusco. He uttered what would later be considered the most famous words of the War when General Twiggs entered the convent: "If we had ammunition, you wouldn't be here."

A noteworthy, if controversially–remembered, group of fighters was Saint Patrick's Battalion (San Patricios), a group of several hundred immigrant soldiers (mostly from Ireland) who deserted the U.S. Army in favor of the Mexican side. According to one version of events, the Battalion deserted after having experienced harsh religious discrimination in the United States, and found common cause with Mexico due to its status as a largely Catholic country. Most would die in the Battle of Churubusco. Some were captured and hanged, reputedly by generals instructed to make sure that the last thing they saw was the lowering of the Mexican flag and the raising of the U.S. flag. Some historians claim that these men were actually prisoners of war and forced to fight for Mexico. Others argue that they were simply traitors and deserters, and in some cases were marked with a "D" (of deserters) with hot iron. It is known that some of the captured Irish soldiers were choked in Mixcoac. There are, in any event, a number of monuments to these soldiers in present-day Mexico.

According to data from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the last surviving US veteran of the conflict, Owen Thomas Edgar, died on September 3, 1929 at the age of 98.


Political implications of the war

Mexico lost half of its territory in the war, leaving it with a lasting bitterness towards the United States. However, the war also elicited the sense of national unity in Mexico, which had been lacking since the Independence movement dissolved in (1821).

The war also provoked the emergence of a new class of politicians in Mexico. They finally got rid of Santa Anna's grip over Mexico and eventually proclaimed a liberal republic (1857). One of the first acts of the liberal republic was the enactment of several laws that facilitated and propelled the colonization of the vast and depopulated northern Mexican States. Behind the colonization laws was precisely the idea to avoid further territorial losses.

On the other hand, the annexed territories contained thousands of Mexican families. Some opted to return to Mexico and others chose to remain in the U.S. given that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo contained guarantees (granting citizenship and recognizing property) for them. These people were the first Mexican-Americans and their history has been largely determined, in more than one way, by their struggle to make these and other guarantees valid under the jurisdiction of the U.S.

The United States and Mexico eventually (1889) formed the International Boundary and Water Commission, in order to settle boundary disputes. See, the case of El Chamizal.

In the United States, in turn, victory in the war brought a surge in patriotism as the acquisition of new western lands—the country had also acquired the southern half of the Oregon Country in 1846—seemed to fulfill citizens' belief in their country's Manifest Destiny. While Ralph Waldo Emerson rejected war "as a means of achieving America's destiny," he accepted that "most of the great results of history are brought about by discreditable means." The war made a national hero of Zachary Taylor who was elected president in the election of 1848.

However, this period of national euphoria would not last long. The war had been widely supported in the southern states but largely opposed in the northern states. This division largely developed from expectations of how the expansion of the United States would affect the issue of slavery. At the time, Texas recognized the institution of slavery, but Mexico did not. Many Northern abolitionists viewed the war as an attempt by the slave-owners to expand slavery and assure their continued influence in the federal government. Henry David Thoreau wrote his essay Civil Disobedience and refused to pay taxes because of this war.

The main issue which furthered sectionalism was the expansion of slavery into the national territories. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 banned slavery in national territories north of 36 degrees, 30 minutes (roughly the southern border of Missouri, although that state had been exempted). Also, the Senate was constructed to give equal balance to slave and free states. The Missouri Compromise, however, left room for more free states than slave states and, if continued, would upset the balance of power within the Senate. Thus, many Southerners supported the war to provide more room for slavery to expand (believing that if slavery were not allowed to continue to expand, it would ultimately die out). There were proposals during this time to split Texas (which was easily the largest state in the Union geographically) into multiple slave states, but this did not come to pass.

During the first year of the war, Congressman David Wilmot introduced a bill which would prohibit slavery in any new territory captured from Mexico. This bill, which became known as the Wilmot Proviso caused an immediate outcry from Southerners on both sides of the congressional aisle. To Southerners, it looked as if the north was willing to abandon parity within the senate, and the Wilmot Proviso sparked further hostility between the sections. The bill itself was passed by the House of Representatives but failed in the Senate, with both votes on sectional lines.

In 1848, Democrats proposed a new solution to the issue of whether territories should have slavery, known as popular sovereignty. This would allow for voters within a territory to determine for themselves whether or not they would allow slavery within their territory. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 would make popular sovereignty the law of the land, striking down the Missouri Compromise. In protest of this, the Republican Party was organized that year by opponents of the expansion of slavery.

Taylor, the hero of Monterrey and Buena Vista, was elected President in the election of November, 1848 running as a Whig but without a political history. He would not have the opportunity to resolve the sectional problems stemming from the war, as his death in 1850 resulted in the elevation of Whig party insider Millard Fillmore to the Presidency. Fillmore turned to the problem of resolving the Texas boundary and territorial slavery disputes arising from the war, enlisting the aid of Whig party stalwarts Henry Clay and Daniel Webster. The three were able to fashion the Compromise of 1850 in an effort to produce a final solution, but this compromise created more disputes, as well as helping to end the Whig party as a national force. The Whigs made one more effort to function as a national party, nominating the other key war general Winfield Scott after a bitter party convention that split its vote between Scott, Fillmore, and Webster. Surprisingly, Scott's campaign came apart not so much due to disagreements over the compromise and slavery, but rather the newly vexatious anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic sentiments which were spilling over into political discourse.

Ulysses S. Grant, who served in the war under Scott's command, would later describe the conflict as a war of conquest for the expansion of slavery and thus the prelude to the American Civil War: "The Southern rebellion was largely the outgrowth of the Mexican war. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. We got our punishment in the most sanguinary and expensive war of modern times." [1] Many of the generals of the latter war had fought in the former, including Grant, George B. McClellan, Ambrose Burnside, Stonewall Jackson, George Meade, and Robert E. Lee, as well as the future Confederate president, Jefferson Davis.


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Multiculturalism, Immigration and Aztlan - DASA - Diversity ...
"Nothing more vividly testifies against that romantic faith in America's
 ability to continuously assimilate new members than the events of October 16, ...


The people of Colonia Libertad are so violent that they attack every sign of authority. Even Tijuana police cars entering the colonia are stopped, rolled over and set on fire. Tijuana police -- wearing double-thick Kevlar vests and military style helmets -- now travel the area on dirt bikes -- vehicles maneuverable enough to escape most ambushes and attacks.

The people of Mexico have been told how the Norte Americanos have stolen their country's land and wealth. For all the years of their schooling their teachers repeat the stories of how Mexico has the right to reclaim its land. They have been told of how their brothers and sisters were winning the battle and that they soon would take back California, Arizona and New Mexico.

And that it was all being done one small step at a time. And the truth is….. they really are doing it.

Is it Assimilation or Invasion?
by: Phyllis Schlafly
November 28, 2001

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, support for the United States has poured in from around the world, but the response from Mexico has been decidedly lukewarm. A Gallup poll reported that 78 percent of Mexicans oppose contributing troops to a multinational coalition, and we have seen no indication that Mexico will modify its oil policy of acting like a member of OPEC.

While there is no evidence that the 9/11 terrorists entered over the Mexican border, the trial in El Paso of an Iraqi smuggler produced evidence that he alone brought more than 1,000 Middle East illegals into the United States via that route, charging his clients $10,000 to $15,000 each. Border Patrol agents have confirmed the increase in illegal aliens coming from the Middle East across our southern border and the fact that Arabs pay up to $50,000 each for a "coyote" to smuggle them into the United States.

The 9/11 events have temporarily shelved the foolish proposals to grant amnesty to three million Mexicans illegally living in our country. Unfortunately, there is no indication that Mexico has retreated from its longtime goal of opening the U.S. border.

In Chicago on July 27, 1997, then Mexican President Ernesto Zedilla told the National Council of LaRaza, "I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders." He announced a Mexican constitutional amendment that purports to allow Mexicans to retain their Mexican nationality even though they become U.S. citizens (which is contrary to the U.S. naturalization oath).

When President Vicente Fox came to the United States this year, he reiterated this line, proclaiming that "the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders" and includes migrants living in the United States. He called for open borders and endorsed Mexico's new dual citizenship law.

Some Mexicans use the term "reconquista," which is Spanish for reconquest, to describe their desire to see California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas acquired by Mexico and named the new country of Aztlan. They are teaching their youth that the United States "stole" those areas from Mexico and that they should be "returned."

The United States acquired the Southwest a century and a half ago in three ways: part by the 1845 annexation agreement with Texas, which was then an independent republic, part ceded by Mexico in the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo after the Mexican-American War, and part by the 1852 Gadsden Purchase

Mexico's claim to the Southwest originated with the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, which drew an imaginary line on the map to divide the Western Hemisphere between Spain and Portugal. Because geography had so many unknowns at that time, Portugal got only Brazil (which is why Brazilians speak Portuguese).

Other countries never recognized this treaty, and Americans consider it ridiculous even to talk about giving the Southwest to Mexico. Most national borders all over the world have come about as the result of war.

Mexicans obviously have no thought of invading the Southwest with troops, so their hope is reconquista by migration, both legal and illegal. According to Mario Obledo, founder of the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund, "California is going to be a Hispanic state and anyone who doesn't like it should leave."

An amnesty rally in the Los Angeles Sports Arena on June 10, 2000 attracted 25,000 people. In demanding amnesty for illegal Mexican aliens, the speakers proudly announced the names of at least a dozen unions in Los Angeles that are now headed by Mexicans.

Vicente Fox presented Mexico's Congress with a five-year development plan to eliminate the U.S.-Mexican border. He said he plans to serve "the 100 million Mexicans who now live in Mexico and the more than 18 million who live abroad," and to "strengthen our ability to protect and defend the rights of all Mexicans abroad."

Juan Hernandez, appointed by Fox as special liaison to Mexicans abroad, lobbies to get U.S. driver's licenses issued to illegal aliens and defends the Mexican government's issuance of desert survival kits to those sneaking across the border. On ABC's Nightline on June 7, he boasted: "We are betting that the Mexican-American population in the United States ... will think Mexico first."

Fox's five-year plan calls for building a larger consular presence in the United States, and this is already in operation. In U.S. areas with large Hispanic (including illegal) populations, the Mexican consul donates to the local public schools the same textbooks that are used in every elementary school in Mexico, grades 1 through 6.

The books, written in Spanish and including all academic subjects, teach that America "stole" the southwest from Mexico and that Mexico is entitled to take it back. The Mexican government considers these textbooks a symbol of Mexican national pride, guarantees a set to every Mexican child, and makes it a crime for anyone to sell them.

The only reason we learned about this Mexican plan is that one school in Santa Ana, California, decided to sell the books at a book fair and the local Hispanics kicked up a fuss about it. The school apologized to the Hispanics for selling the books, but should have apologized to the students for accepting the books in the first place.

The question we should ask our Mexican immigrant friends is, are you assimilating or invading?



December 07, 2004

Hunter agrees to back measure

By Brian DeBose

A key opponent of legislation to overhaul the nation's intelligence apparatus yesterday agreed to support the bill, opening the door for a House floor vote this week.

    Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee chairman, agreed to a compromise to alter the bill's language to protect the military chain of command's authority over wartime intelligence.

    But the deal leaves out House conservatives who want the bill to crack down on illegal immigration and identification fraud, and they said yesterday that they expect the bill to pass over their objections. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, said a floor vote could come as early as tomorrow.

    "After working through the weekend with the vice president, several conferees and other members, we have come to an agreement on changed bill language that we believe protects with necessary clarity the time-tested chain of command," Mr. Hunter said in a joint statement with Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican and Senate Armed Services Committee chairman.
 "Pending a review of the rest of the legislation, we are prepared to support the bill as amended by this new language," the two men said in the statement.

    The intelligence-reform bill was stalled Nov. 20 when Mr. Hunter and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican and House Judiciary Committee chairman, drew a line against the proposal.

    Mr. Hunter said the bill gave the national intelligence director too much authority over the use of satellites that disseminate real-time intelligence to troops on the ground, and thus could hinder the military by forcing commanders to deal with an added layer of bureaucracy.

    Mr. Sensenbrenner refused to allow passage of the bill unless it included his provisions to stop states from issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens and another to limit the use of ID cards issued by foreign consulates as legal proof of identity.
    Mr. Sensenbrenner reiterated his position yesterday, but Mr. Hunter's acquiescence means he likely will be sidestepped on the way to passing the legislation.
    "Americans deserve a complete bill so that we can prevent another 9/11 from occurring," Mr. Sensenbrenner said. "Border security and immigration reform are vital components of our homeland security efforts, so why are they not included in this legislation?"
     House Republican leaders said yesterday that they would move the bill forward despite Mr. Sensenbrenner's objections, but probably would make arrangements for the immigration provisions to be taken up in a separate bill early next year.
     "We're still working with Mr. Sensenbrenner," said Republican conference chairman Rep. Deborah Pryce of Ohio. "I think there are different ways to accommodate" his concerns.
    Mr. Sensenbrenner called any promises of future consideration "hollow" and said that he will rectify next year what he called a "September 10 mentality in a post-September 11 world."
    President Bush urged Congress to pass the bill this week in a letter sent to members last night.
    "An overarching principle for these needed [intelligence] reforms has been to create a strong director of national Intelligence with full budget authority while preserving the chain of command within departments and agencies," Mr. Bush said.
    "We are very close to a significant achievement that will better protect our country for generations to come, and now is the time to finish the job for the good of our national security."
     Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, disagreed and was much less gracious than Mr. Sensenbrenner in his criticism of the Senate and House leadership and Mr. Bush.
     "We're screwed," he said yesterday, even as he continued lobbying fellow members to oppose the intelligence bill on the grounds that it doesn't do anything to secure the borders.
      Mr. Tancredo and other immigration reform-minded members supported Mr. Sensenbrenner's position that to keep issuing driver's licenses, which the September 11 terrorists used to board planes and travel the country unfettered, would leave the nation with a false sense of security.
    "We will be giving them, essentially, the keys to the kingdom," Mr. Tancredo said.
     Mr. Tancredo said he has little hope of altering the intelligence bill before it passes but aims to continue his fight for various immigration reforms next year, adding that he doesn't expect Mr. Bush to join him.
     "George Bush is an open-borders guy and that's just it," Mr. Tancredo said. "He doesn't mind dealing with the military side about the chain of command, but securing the borders is a philosophical problem for the president."
    Other Republicans supporting the immigration provisions said they were "caught in a crack" and may be forced to vote against the legislation if the "absolutely essential" driver's-license provisions fail to make it onto the final bill.
     "If it's not in there, then members have to decide whether they'll vote for the good in the bill and let this go," said Rep. Dan Burton, Indiana Republican, who said he has not yet decided how he will vote. "A number of members still have a problem with the bill."
     Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, said there are enough members in support of the immigration reforms to force the leadership to schedule a separate vote and "move them expeditiously" early next year.

    "That seems to be the sentiment of the conference," he said.
    •Charles Hurt and Amy Fagan contributed to this report.



The Coming Breakup of America - Part I

The Coming Breakup of America - Part II

2,000 new border agents aren't part of budget, Ridge says

WASHINGTON — President Bush will not ask Congress for enough money to add 2,000 agents to patrol the nation's borders in his 2006 budget, even though he signed a bill last month authorizing the increase.

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Monday that Bush's new budget, to be released in early February, will propose a "good incremental increase" in the number of agents. But he made it clear the number would not approach 2,000. The new agents were to be the first hires toward doubling the size of the force over five years.

As part of a sweeping intelligence bill passed in December, Congress called for nearly doubling the size of the Border Patrol by adding 10,000 agents over five years. The agency has about 11,000 agents; 90% work along the southern border with Mexico.

But in an interview with USA TODAY, Ridge scoffed at the notion of adding so many agents and said it would be an inefficient use of precious homeland security dollars.

"The notion that you're going to have 10,000 is sort of a fool's gold," Ridge said. "It's nice to say you're going to have 10,000 more Border Patrol agents in five years, but what other part of Homeland Security do you want to take the money from?"

He said it makes more sense to pay for a combination of more agents and better technology, such as ground sensors and cameras.

T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said the Bush administration is making a mistake. "Cameras don't catch people, people catch people," he said. "If you don't have the agents you're not going to catch the people your technology sees."

Ridge's comments came as he began his final week as the first secretary of the 2-year-old department, which was created in response to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Most of Ridge's top deputies also are leaving the 180,000-employee agency. Monday, border and transportation chief Asa Hutchinson became the latest to resign, and the White House nominated AECOM Technology executive Michael Jackson to serve as the new deputy secretary. (Related item: Hutchinson leaving Homeland Security post)

This month, Bush nominated Michael Chertoff, a federal appeals court judge, to replace Ridge.

In a 45-minute interview in his office, kept warm with the help of a space heater, Ridge also said that:

• Although it would be more difficult now for terrorists to attack the United States, "I am no less concerned that an attack will occur. ... I still accept the inevitability." He said it may take "a generation or two" to defeat the terrorist threat against the United States.

• The extraordinarily tight security for Bush's inauguration last week was necessary, even though there were no threats directed at the event. Costs climbed to at least $17 million for the security, and many people didn't get to see the swearing-in or parade because lines at checkpoints were so long.

• Private industries have made "some very significant investments" to tighten security, and there is no need for the government to pass regulations forcing them to do more. Critics, including Greenpeace and other environmental groups, say chemical companies in particular haven't done nearly enough to protect against an attack that could kill and injure tens of thousands of people. But Ridge said company leaders know that "if you don't do it in the foreseeable future, you'll be told to do it."

• The government should consider sharing more information with the public when it raises the terrorist threat level under the color-coded system he developed. The threat level "happily" hasn't been raised nationwide in more than a year, Ridge noted. He acknowledged that the public found the alerts confusing. "Maybe we should take a look at what we hold as classified," he said.



Lou Dobbs Tonight - CNN - June 9, 2005
The Council of Foreign Relations dropped all pretense and proposed that the United States of America surrender to the ongoing invasion of the United States by Mexico. The plan to do this was crafted by Robert Pastor and Andres Rozental, half brother of Jorge Castaneda, former Foreign Minister of Mexico. "This report should remove any doubt that the Council of Foreign relations, and all those who are part of it, are mortal enemies of the people of the United States of America," said Glenn Spencer of American Patrol.
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U.S.-Mexico tunnel discovered

January 12, 2006

SAN DIEGO -- Border Patrol agents discovered a 35-foot tunnel beneath the U.S.-Mexico border after it caved in and the asphalt roadway above it collapsed, officials said.

The tunnel ended in a patch of vacant land near the San Ysidro port of entry, said Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She said it was about 3 feet by 3 feet and appeared to have been used recently.

It wasn't immediately clear when the tunnel was built or whether it might have been used for smuggling drugs or people.

Authorities sealed off the U.S. side with sandbags and metal after discovering it on Monday, Mack said. The opening is across the border from an area that is either owned or leased by Mexican Customs.

Another tunnel under the border was discovered Monday in Nogales, Ariz. Two men were arrested as they were hauling 300 pounds of marijuana from the 40-foot tunnel to a car, authorities said.

More than a dozen tunnels have been found along the southwestern border in recent years.




Two tunnels found under US border A US border patrol officer along the El Paso Sector of the US-Mexico border
Hundreds of thousands are arrested along the border each year

Two tunnels have been discovered under the US-Mexico border this week, American immigration agents say.

One was discovered in Arizona when border patrol agents spotted two men taking marijuana out of it.

The other one was found in California after it caved in. Officials said there was evidence it had been used recently.

The discoveries come amid diplomatic tension between Mexico and Washington over a proposal in the US Congress to build more border security fencing.


The Arizona tunnel was discovered after officers, acting on a tip-off, caught two men with a 135-kilo (300lb) haul of marijuana.

Officials said the 12-metre (40-foot) tunnel ended in the driveway of a home in the city of Nogales.

Map The tunnel discovered near the Californian city of San Diego was about 10m (35ft) long and 1m (3ft) wide, officials said. It ended near the San Ysidro port of entry.

It was not clear whether the tunnel had been used for smuggling drugs or people, but rubbish found there suggested it had been in use recently, a spokeswoman for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

Both tunnels have been sealed.

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly Mexican, are arrested along the US south-west border each year.

The Senate is due to debate in February the proposed introduction of tougher border controls, including building more fences along a third of the border with Mexico.

The House of Representatives has already passed the bill, which has been condemned by Mexico.

The two countries share a 3,200-km (2,000-mile) border.




Here's a loving Marine, dressed in the new gray urban camouflage, happy to pose thugishly for Alex's camera.


He's obviously been well trained by the Marine Corps War Fighting Laboratory (go checkout their logo), and enjoyed this "play" exercise where he could go door to door in an American neighborhood and terrorize American civilians.

Throughout Operation Urban Warrior, Alex was able to obtain shocking footage of marines policing American citizens with the foreign troops you see pictured above.

The power-tripped out stance of this marine epitomizes the prevailing attitude of all the military and police participating in Operation Urban Warrior, as you can tell from the photos and footage Alex obtained.

Here's a photo Alex took of Dutch troops training during Operation Urban Warrior. Foreign troops trained alongside US Marines, practicing taking over American cities, rounding up American civilians and imprisoning them in barbed wire "containment" camps. Conditioning of the troops included having the actors posing as US citizens beg them for food and loudly proclaim that their Constitutional Rights were being violated. The troops were trained to ignore these pleas and accept them as part of "urban warfare




China Invasion
William Norman Grigg

The New American, September 1, 1997

While the Clinton Administration is working diligently to knit together the economic, military, and law enforcement systems of the U.S. and Red China, the Beijing government is putting the finishing touches on what crime reporter Frederic Dannen refers to as "a cooperation pact between the triad societies and the Communist Party ... a dreadful alliance between the world's largest criminal underground and the world's last great totalitarian power...." The triads, according to W.P. Morgan's authoritative work Triad Societies in Hong Kong, "might be defined as Chinese secret societies whose members, bound by oaths of blood brotherhood, are pledged to assist one another and further the particular aims of their societies irrespective of the moral and civil laws of the country wherein they operate." The Hong Kong-based crime fraternities have affiliates in nearly every sizeable ethnic Chinese community throughout North America. According to the FBI, ethnic Chinese gangs are active in at least 16 states.

Business Partners

Dannen writes that creating an alliance with the Chinese underworld "was part of Deng Xiaoping's reunification plan for Hong Kong from the very beginning, and dates from the early 1980s, when China and Britain were negotiating the return of Hong Kong to the mainland." In fact, sub rosa collaboration with the Chinese underworld has been a strategic tool of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since the 1920s. "Chinese organized crime groups have always been an integral part of the Red Chinese strategic apparatus," observes national security affairs consultant Joseph Douglass. Dr. Douglass explained to THE NEW AMERICAN that "before the revolution, the CCP used organized crime to subvert Chinese society through drug trafficking and violence, and it has continued to use the underground -- particularly the triads -- to carry out similar activities on a global scale, including within the U.S. These activities will escalate as a result of the reversion of Hong Kong."

In May of this year, Wong Man-fong, the former deputy secretary-general of Red China's Xinhua news agency, admitted that in the early 1980s he had "befriended" Hong Kong's triad bosses at Beijing's behest. "Beijing explained to the triad bosses that they would be left alone by Chinese authorities if they ceased their activities during the handover," former Hong Kong legislator James To told THE NEW AMERICAN. "So the triad leaders called a temporary truce in order to 'give face' to Beijing while the world was watching."

But the cooperation between Hong Kong's crime bosses and Beijing's autocrats is hardly limited to matters of political housekeeping. Mr. To, who was the chairman of the legislature's internal security committee before being removed by Beijing in July, explained that "China's Public Security Bureau and the other mainland law enforcement agencies are more like business partners than enemies of the triads. There are security and intelligence personnel involved in all of the triad's illegal activities, including drug smuggling, alien smuggling, and vice. Some of this simply reflects the personal corruption on the part of some isolated officials, but a lot of it takes place with the connivance of high-ranking people in the Party."

Triad Societies

"Like their Italian counterparts, Chinese gangsters are the progeny of a criminal conspiracy that is centuries old and whose traditions include an inviolate oath of secrecy that has changed little over hundreds of years," writes New York Daily News crime reporter William Kleinknecht in his book The New Ethnic Mobs. "[The] triad tradition gives Chinese crime groups in this country a strong international connection that not only helps them smuggle heroin across the globe, but gives them a ready source of new recruits, especially since Asians continue to immigrate to this country in large numbers.... Indeed, none of the other emerging crime groups has the national scope of the Chinese."

Triad-based gangs are "deeply wired into the civic life of American Chinatowns," continues Kleinknecht. "Their sponsors are often the most powerful business interests in the Chinese community, an alliance that gives them a patina of respectability...." No other ethnic crime syndicate can boast such a diversified portfolio of illicit operations: Chinese gangs have been implicated in murder, extortion, prostitution, and alien smuggling, in addition to heroin trafficking.

Although the primary victims of Chinese mobsters are law-abiding Chinese immigrants, triad-linked youth gangs in California and the Pacific Northwest occasionally undertake "home invasion robberies" -- paramilitary assaults on suburban homes.

Since 1949, the triads have been headquartered in Hong Kong, and have coalesced into three dominant groups: The 14K, Sun Ye On,
and Wo Group (which includes the Wo Shing Wo and Wo Hop To societies). The largest of the triad societies is the Sun Ye On, whose members, according to Dannen, are now required to swear an oath of allegiance to the People's Republic of China. In 1993, Tao Siju, China's minister of public security, welcomed a delegation from the Sun Ye On triad, which controls most of Hong Kong's narcotics industry. "The members of triads are not always gangsters," explained China's chief law enforcement officer. "As long as they are patriots ... we should respect them." Minister Tao reiterated his praise of the Sun Ye On in April 1996 and publicly admitted that the Party employed gangsters to provide security for Chinese officials.

In the Maoist Manner

Shortly after Minister Tao met with Hong Kong's chief drug lords, he inaugurated "Operation Strike Hard," an unprecedented campaign against crime that resulted in 3,500 criminal executions. According to the May 28th San Francisco Chronicle, the crackdown included a surrender ultimatum to drug dealers in Guangdong province, who had been given a green light by middle- and lower-echelon Party officials to expand the cultivation of opium and its refinement into heroin. The crackdown, which cleared out the "private" drug dealers and left their assets in the hands of the state, followed a time-honored Maoist formula.

"In 1928 Mao Tse-tung, the Chinese communist leader, instructed one of his trusted subordinates, Tan Chen-lin, to begin cultivating opium on a grand scale," writes Dr. Joseph Douglass in Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America. "Mao had two objectives: obtaining exchange for needed supplies and 'drugging the white [anti-communist] region'.... Mao's strategy was simple: use drugs to soften a target area. Then, after a captured region was secured, outlaw the use of all narcotics and impose strict controls to ensure that the poppies remained exclusively an instrument of the state for use against its enemies.... As soon as Mao had totally secured mainland China in 1949, opium production was nationalized and trafficking of narcotics, targeted against non-communist states, became a formal activity of the new communist state, the People's Republic of China."

The Chinese underworld played a critical role in Beijing's global smuggling network. More than two decades ago, intelligence analyst A.H. Stanton Candlin documented that Mao Tse-tung's "psycho-chemical offensive" against the West relied on "the Chinese underworld, both on the mainland and among the overseas Chinese," to provide the "deadly nexus connecting Chinese communism with organized crime in Europe and the Americas...." A more recent tour of that "deadly nexus" was provided in the August 1992 Senate testimony of a 14K defector who identified himself only as "Mr. Ma." An initiate at 14, Ma joined the Hong Kong police force, where he began building a network of protection rackets. After leaving the police he established himself in prostitution and loan-sharking. With the connivance of Nicaraguan diplomats, Ma eventually assembled a narcotics smuggling ring that brought heroin into the U.S. concealed in shipping containers bound for New York.

Even as Beijing continues to pump heroin through its global network, the regime is supporting global drug-control efforts. Zhu Entao, the Chinese Interpol chief, declared on June 24th that China "has joined the global fight against drug crime" and supports international cooperation "in battling international and regional drug trafficking." Last November China hosted a forum sponsored by the UN Drug Control Program, which is preparing for a global "drug control" conference in 1998; this illustrates that Beijing is applying both prongs of Mao's narco-subversion strategy on a global scale.

The Beijing-aligned Chinese underworld carries out other varieties of subversion as well. In his book The New War (which couples a useful analysis of international organized crime with a fatally flawed prescription for the problem), Senator John Kerry (D-MA) observes that officials in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) "are selling immense stores of Chinese- and Soviet-manufactured weapons -- Kalashnikovs, AK-47s, grenades, rocket launchers, etc. -- to the triads, tongs, and Asian entrepreneurs who distribute them to criminals and terrorists worldwide."

This is exactly the variety of illicit commerce engaged in by the business associates of White House coffee guest Wang Jun. The China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), Wang's employer of record, is a Beijing-controlled company ideally suited to the needs of gunrunners and heroin smugglers, and it was a COSCO ship -- the Empress Phoenix -- that was intercepted with a cargo of AK-47s bound for California street gangs. Recall that the Clinton Administration actively intervened to arrange for COSCO to lease California's Long Beach Naval Yards which features the nation's largest container port (although the lease agreement was later suspended by a local judge); it also extended a $138 million, taxpayer-guaranteed loan to COSCO to construct three new container ships.

Drug and Alien Smuggling

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which the Clinton Administration lists among its proudest achievements, has been a tremendous boon to drug smugglers and criminals of all varieties -- including the Beijing-aligned Chinese mob. The May 5th edition of ABC's Nightline reported that since NAFTA was signed in December 1993, "some 12,000 trucks a day have freely come into this country from Mexico, largely uninspected for safety, many carrying, along with televisions, computers and fresh produce, massive amounts of cocaine and heroin." This was not an unanticipated development. A Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) intelligence report completed before the NAFTA vote indicated that the accord would be, in the words of former DEA agent Phil Jordan, "a deal made in narco heaven," and drug cartels began buying up business fronts along the border to take advantage of the dramatic upsurge in uninspected commerce. However, according to Jordan, DEA officials were told by the Administration that the impact of NAFTA on drug enforcement "was a subject we could not discuss" prior to ratification of the agreement.

Nor is the Chinese-backed heroin trade the only illicit commerce that has benefited from NAFTA; the breakdown of the border inspection system has been beneficial to alien smugglers as well. Rutgers professor Ko-Lin Chin, a recognized authority on Chinese organized crime, pointed out to THE NEW AMERICAN, "The Mexico route is the most reliable one for alien smugglers. Although most smugglers still prefer to use the air route, the detection rate is the highest using that method. The 'snakeheads' [alien smugglers] like to say that Mexico is by far the most reliable route."

Chin, who recently published a major academic study of alien smuggling, explained that the so-called "big snakeheads" establish a base in the U.S. and then "go back to China to work with the Public Security Bureau (PSB). They will line up smuggling routes, arrange for transportation, coordinate with people at the transit points, and recruit the immigrants. If the Mexico route is selected, the immigrants are shipped to Baja, California, where the snakeheads put them in touch with coyotes [Mexican alien smugglers] to guide them across the border." Since 1980, at least 200,000 Chinese immigrants -- most of them from Fuijan province -- have passed through this underground, at a price of at least $30,000 per person.

Coming to America

For Chinese officials, this human commerce serves many useful functions, according to Chin: "It helps alleviate unemployment, it helps them jettison their 'surplus' population, and it provides them with funds to use in building up their own infrastructure, since the Chinese who are sent to the U.S. are required to send money back to China. The officials also get a percentage of the fee each immigrant pays to the snakeheads." Furthermore, observed Chin, "The authorities don't regard the gangsters who get involved in any of this as criminals, because they're working on behalf of the government. I've interviewed many PSB officials who have been involved in these networks, and they freely admitted that they had helped the 'big snakeheads' to move tens of thousands of aliens into the U.S."

Nor do the desperate immigrants find themselves free of the Chinese authorities once they take up residence in the U.S. "The really horrible thing about these networks is the ma jai, the 'little soldiers' who act as enforcers and debt collectors in the various Chinatowns over here," explained Chin. "They're the young gangsters who collect the fees and maintain 'order' in Chinatown."

The ma jai are also used by Beijing as secret police, according to Justin Yu of the Chinese-language World Daily. "In the U.S. the Red Chinese government and their security forces use triad groups to infiltrate and intimidate the Chinese community," Yu told THE NEW AMERICAN. "This has been going on since at least the mid-1980s, and it resulted in a real crime wave in New York. It's still going on in San Francisco and in other places where there is a high concentration of ethnic Chinese. The gangsters intimidate ethnic Chinese who are critical of the regime. They attack them on the streets, vandalize their property, and use other tactics to punish and silence them."

Chin believes that the violent tactics employed by the ma jai help explain why the latest wave of immigrants from China "are publicly supportive of the communist government, whatever their private opinions might be." The June 30th celebration of "Hong Kong Restoration Day" in New York's Chinatown displayed the clout of Beijing's political machine. According to the New York Daily News, "roughly 5,000 Chinese patriots and supporters of communism" gathered to chant pro-Beijing slogans and applaud as Huasun Qin, Red China's representative to the UN, gave a speech predicting that Taiwan would soon be "reunified" with the mainland regime.

Chinese authorities have found other ways to capitalize on immigrant smuggling. For instance, Yu explained, "The Chinese consulate in New York has been selling counterfeit passports for more than 15 years." According to Yu, the bogus passports are obtained from Chinese gangsters and sold by consulate officials for about $2,000 apiece. "[Consul General] Qui Sheng-Yun is making millions of dollars off of counterfeit passports produced by Asian crime groups and sold to illegal immigrants," Yu declared. "This kind of thing is going on at other Chinese consulates as well, and it raises all kinds of money for the PRC. The communists can practically run their operations here on the money they make from activities like the false document trade. Some of that money is used by the communists to contribute to political campaigns of candidates at all levels, from dog catcher all the way to the gubernatorial level."

Power of the Princelings

For all the corruption and violence which result from the labors of the triad gangs, Yu maintained, "the real gangsters behind all of this are the 'princelings' who are running China's political and economic system. They're completely without morals; all they care about is making money and advancing the Party's interest. They're the ones who control the People's Liberation Army and the PSB, just as they control the triads in Hong Kong and many of the street gangs over here. And they're the ones who are using the money they make through crime and slave labor to influence the American political system, including the last presidential campaign."

Like "post-Soviet" Russia, Yu explained to THE NEW AMERICAN, "China is essentially a gangster state" -- and, as with Russia, the Clinton Administration has allied itself with the gang leaders in order to combat "global crime." During an April 10th Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, James Milford Jr., acting Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency, boasted, "Currently, there is joint law enforcement training being conducted with the Chinese in sophisticated law enforcement techniques which will assist them in becoming better equipped to build cases on controlling the heroin trade...."

Yu is not optimistic about joint Sino-U.S. law enforcement initiatives. "The Chinese authorities are more than willing to cooperate in fighting organized crime, since it gives them legitimacy," he pointed out. "The PSB and the other law enforcement organs want to be recognized as partners with American law enforcement bodies, particularly for purposes of domestic propaganda. But cooperation of this sort will just enhance the ability of the intelligence organs and improve their ability to subvert our own security. The government and the underworld are part of the same gang, and we shouldn't forget that Beijing still regards the U.S. as its 'principal adversary.'"

Globo-Cop on the Take

Just as menacing as the threat of Asian organized crime -- or international crime in general -- is the solution being advanced by enthusiasts of "world order." "The last five years has seen the creation of an international criminal elite that is unprecedented in history," notes Dr. Joseph Douglass. "The activities of that elite have worked to subvert international law and the sovereignty of independent states. We have also seen a concomitant movement toward a global law enforcement regime that also subverts the independence of nations."

Although many "experts" contend that only globalized law enforcement can deal effectively with international organized crime, Dr. Douglass disagrees: "As national boundaries come down, the barriers that once impeded the growth of international organized crime are removed, and the result is an open door for the most ruthless criminal element. We've certainly seen that in Europe as it moves toward political and economic union, and we're seeing that here with NAFTA as well."

While Dr. Douglass allows that "case-by-case cooperation with foreign law enforcement agencies may be necessary," he warns that "consolidation of law enforcement bodies actually simplifies the task of corrupting them -- the criminals have just one target to infiltrate, rather than several. When a 'beat cop' goes bad you can find ways of dealing with him, but where can we go if 'globo-cop' goes on the take?"



A few years back I read the story of an American woman who ran a business in Hong Kong. She fired one of the Chinese workers, who went into a rage [probably justifiable] against the forces of western corporate imperialism. He told her with full assurace that one day China would stage a massive military invasion of the USA. They would flood into the coast in the millions in massive wave after wave of invaders. They expected heavy losses, however the living soldiers would simply walk over the bodies of their dead comerades, and continue the battle. They would be like a massive wave of army ants, unstoppable [consider that Red China's active military numbers well over 5 million with tens of millions of "reserves", whereas the U.S.A.'s active military force numbers less than one million, and most of these are entabgled in foreign U.N. "peace keeping" operations. This does not include Russia, Cuba, the Arab League or any other nation that might choose to side with China in a military invasion of the USA]. Eventually, according to this former Chinese employee, the Americans would eventually run out of bullets and the invaders would prevail as a result of sheer numbers. Shades of Revelation chapter 18?

Actually, while investigating this possibility, I have discovered that there have been MANY OTHERS who have predicted an inevitable global showdown between the forces of Communism and Capitalism, and their respective 'World Order' agendas. Here are some of the claims/prophecies/visions and so on that I have come across to date. This seems to involve the use BY a Euro-American New World Order agenda of Russian and Chinese U.N. troops to help bring the USA into subjection to a Capitalist based "New World Order". However based on information I have heard through the "grapevine", Russia and China may merely be towing the party line of the "New World Order" for NOW, in order to establish a foothold in the USA through the U.N. "Trojan Horse", however once inside they will apparently dump the U.N. agenda and anything to do with the Euro-American based "New World Order" and implement their OWN agenda of a Sino-Russian based "Red World Order" [if you will], in that the old Communist factions of China and Russia will NEVER submit themselves to a New World Order that is centered outside of Asia, nor one that is run by capitalist western international banking empires. So then, determine what you will regarding what follows:

Excerpt from George Washington's angelic vision at Valley Forge in 1777, of World War III and a military invasion of the USA, as related by: Wesley Bradshaw

"...And again I heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn.' At this, the dark, shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia, and Africa. Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene. From each of these countries arose thick, black clouds that were soon joined into one. And throughout this mass, there gleamed a dark red light by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America, which country was enveloped in the volume of cloud. And I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country, and burn the villages, towns and cities that I beheld springing up.

"As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat., I again heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn.' When the voice had ceased, the dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more to his mouth, and blew a long and fearful blast.

"Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shone down from above me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same moment the angel upon whose head still shone the word 'Union,' and who bore our national flag in one hand and a sword in the other, descended from the heavens attended by legions of white spirits. These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were well-nigh overcome, but who immediately taking courage again closed up their broken ranks and renewed the battle. Again, amid the fearful noise of the conflict, I heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn.'

"As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel for the last time dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious.

"Then once more I beheld the villages, towns and cities, springing up where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, plating the azure standard he had brought in the midst of them, cried with a loud voice: 'While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last.' And taking from his brow the crown on which was blazoned the word 'Union,' he placed it upon the Standard, while the people, kneeling down, said 'Amen.'

From: Don A.

...Russian and Chinese forces are also very active in Canada. They are re-building and strengthening railroad tracks for the anticipated heavy use of railway transportation of incoming military personnel from the west coast (both Russian and Chinese forces) as well as transporting military vehicles and armaments and food supplies. New Tracks are also being laid between border states and Canada. Those people who are arrested as resisters or dissidents will also be transported in specially prepared boxcars to the death camps already established near the border, such as the one near Cut Bank, MT, (see report titled - The Death Camp of Cut Bank, Montana.) The death camp outside of Cut Bank has been conveniently located right off a major AMTRAK express line in the anticipation of transporting resisters and dissidents conveniently to their deaths by rail. Reports have been received form INTEL sources nationwide which indicate that certain boxcars are quietly being renovated from the inside so that they can be used for prisoner transport to such death camps, [Editor's Note: While I Have no proof of these reports, they do match Bible prophecy - so I include them here. In addition, I have heard this report from several credible sources. " In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established."]...

In anticipation of the coming invasion from Russia and China, Canada has even gone so far as to disband it's Western coast guard divisions, thus they are open to amphibious invasion forces. According to our veteran intelligence source in New England, the Chinese are very much anticipating an amphibious invasion of America from the West. This was openly evidenced recently through the presentation of a documentary report over the BBC television in London which detailed amphibious forces practicing war maneuvers and strategy in the Formosa Straits.

When BBC newsmen were permitted to interview these soldiers in training, they repeatedly asked them the same question. "What are you preparing to use this training for?" The shocking, consistent reply was: "FOR THE INVASION OF AMERICA!" When it became clear that the gaff in security was created by airing this broadcast over television in England, its scheduled re-broadcast for the next day was hastily canceled. (Speculate no more on the suspicious suicide of Admiral Michael Borda... I was informed that he was terminated because of his refusal to cooperate in the covert plan by our traitorous NWO forces within our own government to assist in the coming invasion of America. When he refused to go along with the plan to covertly bring Chinese forces into America thru the use of our own Navy vessels, orders were given from high to terminate him.)

From: Marlys Hardcastle

...Some years ago while I lived near Portland, Oregon, I had a dream in which I saw Asian soldiers with faces of iron attacking Astoria, Oregon, 50 miles away, and killing everyone in sight. People were stepping to their front doors to see what the noise was about and were suddenly killed. The number of soldiers was spectacular. Their mercilessness shocking...demonic. Many others have had the same dream.

From: Zelma Kirkpatrick

In 1954 and written then. I was almost afraid to tell my vision of war and invasion in America; so I called Brother Roy Johnson and asked him if he thought I ought, and he said I should as no doubt God had given it as a warning, but now a lot of people got stirred up and left the coast, and I have been told that they are laying the blame to me, saying I told them to go. But Jesus knows the truth, and that is all that really matters. I only hope it doesn't hurt my ministry for Jesus' sake. I'd hate for my friends that I love to think such a thing. I only told what God showed me and then told the people to pray.

I was praying at home before I ever went to South Bend, Washington, and God spoke to me in prophecy and said, "You will see what they see, hear what they hear, and you will sit among them and be astonished seven days, and you will put your hand over your mouth." I couldn't understand what He meant, but I never once doubted that it was from God; and it was, for it came to pass.

I had the first vision two nights before going. It was in the night before I had gone to sleep when I saw a big relief map of the USA––no states marked off and just in colors of greens and tans. Then I saw a black strip come on the West Coast as black as black paint. It came quickly, like taking a paintbrush and making a quick stripe down the west border from Seattle to lower California. Then it began to spread slowly like ink in a blotter, and I cried out, "What is it, Lord?" for I could not understand it and did not think of war. Then all at once the word "invasion" I heard, I believe in an audible voice. I said, "Lord, will they take all of America?" And He answered, no, that it would take the western states. In fact, the exact words were, "They will not be stopped until they reach the Middle West."

I woke my husband and told him He did not want me to go to South Bend, but I felt I must go to South Bend and went. I was not afraid. In fact, I told him this: "If it's God, He will confirm it. If not, I don't want to listen."

So I forgot it entirely the first two weeks in South Bend. The third week I wakened out of a sound sleep as if someone had shaken me roughly. Then I saw the terrible war. The soldiers were Chinese and a few Russians. They were dressed in red coats and caps and light khaki trousers, almost white. They ran in a sort of hop-skip way, and they squealed as they fought. They looked to be in a fiendish flee. They would plunge their bayonets in the people's belly and rip them up. They were devils. It was fiendish hell turned loose.

This time I did not intend to tell it either, but I called Brother Johnson, and he said to go ahead. I still didn't intend to tell it, but on Monday eve at Aberdeen fellowship meeting I told it, and seven Holy Ghost-filled people, the best I can remember the number, came and told me visions of the same. For one solid week people came, and there was such a stir that I found myself astonished, almost afraid to speak and finally caught myself with my hand covering my mouth as God had said, and I was determined not to mention it again; and I saw a third vision of Christian martyrs and remembered what God had said, and that's how it went. The vision of the saints suffering was the worst, and I can never forget it––torture and rape and everything terrible.

When I came home and told Kirk, he said, "We will leave the coast." I cried and begged him not to go. I told him God was our refuge and strength, and he said this: "God showed you what to do. Do you think He will bless us if you don't obey Him?" And moreover he said, "Everything you have ever told me came to pass, so why should this fail?"

So I prayed. I said, "God, if you want us to go, sell my house for me." I'd had it in five realtors' hands in the past three years, and it hadn't sold. I said, "Sell it soon if it's you." I listed it one day, and it sold the next.

Now, I am not telling people what to do. I only know that God directed my move and told me many would die; many would flee; and some would live through the war. One thing I know: I believe this to have come from God, so much so that I'd stake my life on it. I do not know when, but I do know it is coming.

I never told the visions at Sioux City, but a lady came and told how God gave her a vision of troops being sent west by the trainload and by bus over a pavement that was not as yet built when she saw it––but is now built right where she saw it in her vision.

From:Tom Heward

Dream: WEST COAST INVASION - HEARTBREAK & SEPARATION (received September 27th, 1990 Thursday, having just moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Novato, California)

dream: I saw George Bush and he was standing in front of a white tent. I can't say he was doing anything.

In the next scene I was called up to this high-rise mansion or called up to this complex area and I was told that my mother had died. I was issued a rifle and I had to search around for ammunition. I was only given a limited amount of ammunition and I was given a rifle. Then it was impressed upon me that I needed to go out and defend the coast. I went out along the California Coast and there were enemy soldiers coming in "IN THE HORDES" to take over the country. On this same beach I saw a young boy in the distance who appeared to be my son and who was running frantically toward me thinking I was his dad. As we got closer together and could clearly recognize one another I realized that he was not my son and he saw that I was not his father. We were both grieved and heartbroken, in this instance, because we, like others, had experienced separation from our families and loved ones.

In the next scene there were very long trains with open box cars having blue rubberized vinyl covers. Inside one of these boxcars, with the blue rubberized vinyl covers, were my wife and two children. They were real cold, and they were being transported to some location like Siberia where they were to be given a place to live. The place where they were to live looked much like the large apartment complexes built all over Germany after World War II. They really weren't that bad, but it was not an individual home like you would find in the United States, rather, it was more like the living quarters found in a European Country.

In this dream, my wife, who in reality is quite slim, was very heavy set with freckles on her face and a scarf on her head. She looked very much like a Russian Woman. My wife actually appeared more than heavy set, she actually appeared to be pregnant.

Once again, at the end of the dream, there was much separation of families between the fathers and mothers and the children with much heartbreak and grief.

From: Celia R. Okhuysen

I must also add that I received further visions, dreams and prophecies in abbreviated format on the same subject by e-mail which unfortunately are not posted on the Web. One particular e-mail was on a brief excerpt of a book entitled "Destiny of America" by Timothy G. Snodgrass (Prophetic Intelligence Network, P. O. Box 1242, Bend, OR 97709). He outlines one particular vision in which he saw a nuclear attack on America. He details the ensuing death, by radiation, of many people while many others "wandered aimlessly, having a look of hopelessness and death written on their faces." Famine and poverty were everywhere. He was carried in the Spirit throughout the country to witness America's post-nuclear attack and destruction, particularly California. He also speaks of the "war in the heavens." There were "many clashes and dogfights with the Chinese in the air." He also saw Chinese troops "landing on our shores and gathering people into camps." (See ARTICLESEquot;The Coming American Holocaust") He gives a strong, graphic account of everything shown him which lines up with many of the visions and dreams referred to here.

The following post appeared on an e-mail list hosted by Eaglenet

[TheEagle-L] Re: Vision of China


I have had dreams of fighting the Chinese soldiers. In one dreem when I was a teen, I was in a zodiac boat with other people in camoflage going down a river [in the U.S.?]. We saw a tin shack with a radio tower next to it. We went in the shack to look at the equipment. I saw a patrol boat with Chinese soldiers coming up the river. I quickly got some wire and hooked the wire to the door and the other end to a large battery in the shack and aimed my rifle at the door. As soon as heard a scream I shot trough the door and the recoil of the rifle woke me up. And I had another dream involving Chinese soldiers I was on a highway walking when I came across burned vehicles and other sorts of debris. I saw a Chinese soldier standing up above a crowd of people saying to surrender to us and you will have a better life. I came across a 50Cal. machine gun in one of the overturned trucks and I could only find 3 rounds and they were chained together. I loaded the gun and fired on the soldier and I woke up. These dreams were strange. I had these dreams before I knew about China and what a threat they [may be] to the U.S. I don't have dreams about killing ether except in these two dreems. And I don't fantasize about killing.

Conan C. Harris

From: Gail Smith's Story

...U. S. INVADED: Shortly after the second earthquake the United States will be attacked by invading forces. Russia will invade the East coast and China the West coast. The invasion will include missile attacks. She was shown that the invasion would occur when people were eating and drinking which Gail believes to be Thanksgiving, but possibly Christmas. There will be nuclear attacks on both coasts, Las Vegas, and perhaps in Utah. [Note: This is supposed to take place following an October Wall Street economic COLLAPSE, which will be followed by a long-lasting quake 10 days later, and a MAJOR quake that will break many dams 15 days following the first quake. She saw the invasion taking place near or shortly after the second quake. 3 1/2 years after the first two quakes, two more MEGA-QUAKES will hit that will shake the entire planet and will kill millions and literally cause whole mountain ranges to rise and fall].

...Many, including Isaiah and Gayle, have been shown the invasion of the US by Russia on the east coast and China on the west coast. Isaiah says that the invading forces, after accomplishing great destruction will be stopped by divine intervention and themselves destroyed &/or driven back. One man was told that the invasion would occur after the US ships troops to Korea. [Note: Gail has also stated that she has had dreams/visions of what may be destined to be the greatest military ground battle in the history of the world, which will take place in the Nevada desert between Eastern and Western military forces].

From: Dan Evehema

[Hopi Prophecy]: "...The liberators will come in from the west with great force. They will drop down from the sky like rain. They will have no mercy. We must not get on the house tops to watch. They will shake us by our ears, like children who have been bad. This will be the final decisive battle between good and evil. This battle will cleanse the heart of people and restore our Mother Earth from illness, and the wicked will be gotten rid of."

The following is from Kathy Kritz, and was submitted to the Berean Bible School's Prophetic Mailing List [now inactive!?]:

29 May, 1997

Dear Vanguard;

I wanted to share what I have been seeing traveling from our home to our church for the past six months. After reading about the different reports coming in I thought this would be the right timing, I have been asking the Lord what this means. I have been seeing (but wasn't revealed the meaning) except it was China taking over different pockets of the USA.

My family and I live about 40 miles to our church so we have to drive every Sunday to get there. For the past 6 months or so whenever we get to a certain area I begin to see these soldiers in black pants with red jackets, black boots with some kind of emblem on their lapel. (I cannot see the emblems impression yet I know it plays a significant role in identification and time). Anyway these soldiers are scattered in groups where they have taken over this area (roughly covering an area of about two small cities population).

I just see them standing around but sense they are from China and this has been a takeover of this area. There are no Americans in sight but a sense of devastation and imprisonment all about this area of Americans and homes being confiscated. That is all I have but it occurs at the same place every time. We live about 40 miles south of Nashville, Tn and our church is approximately 2 miles from Nashville. The Lord has also confirmed this through my son which is 13. He has dreams of us being in underground caves fighting the Chinese, my husband as well has had dreams of our family being in the mountains fighting gorilla warfare from enemy forces. They are too much to go into but the Lord usually gives the dreams to them out of the blue. Of course my son does not evaluate them, he just wakes up sometimes and tells me Mom let me tell you about my dream, and it is usually prophetic in nature of what the Lord is showing me as well as my husband. We try not to focus on the dreams so that my son will not manufacture them. Actually we do not even talk much about it but listen to what he says in the dream and take it to the Lord later by ourselves.



The Imminent Fall of America

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2 Years to the Chinese Invasion

In 1998, I saw a news item on Sky News about China making military preparations in the north east of their country. The Chinese had their sights on invading North America. I could hardly believe what I was seeing reported!

Several months elapsed, and I heard nothing more on the news. I even forgot about this news flash.

Then, on the night of 25th March 1999, my wife Helena had a dream from God. It was quite simple. We keep a diary of the dreams God gives us, because they come frequently. 21

Here is that entry from our dream diary:

25th March. Helena. Dream of Chinese Attack. In two years’ time the attack will start. It is a definite plan, like a machine, it is programmed. There is no turning it back because America will not turn to God.

At first, we thought God meant that the invasion of America would begin two years from the time the dream was given. But God has indicated more recently that that was not what He meant.

One day as I was writing about this, He spoke into my spirit and added that the two years are to be reckoned from a presently undisclosed event. That event could be the inauguration of President Bush or the falling of New York's World Trade Centre, although God has not said definitely.

Whatever, time is very short for America. It faces ruin and foreign enslavement because of its unrestrained moral decadence.
Recounted in Dreams and Visions From God (£5.00) from Midnight Ministries, PO Box 29, Aylesbury, HP17 8TL, UK.



Wal-Mart Killing off Grocery Competitors & Driving Down Workers Wages

From Agribusiness Examiner #295 10/19/03
By Al Krebs <>



In February Wal-Mart will open its first grocery supercenter in California, offering everything from tires to prime meats, and that could be a blessing for middle-class consumers. The reason is simple: Wal-Mart's prices are 14% lower than its competitors', according to a study by the investment bank UBS Warburg.

But not everyone is rejoicing about Wal-Mart's five-year plan to open 40 supercenters in California, stores combining general merchandise and groceries that are expected to gobble up $3.2 billion in sales. California's
three largest supermarket chains, Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons, are scared, and so are tens of thousands of supermarket workers whose union contracts have put them solidly in the middle class.

The three grocers' fears of fierce competition from Wal-Mart and their related drive to cut costs are widely seen as the main reason behind the week-old strike by 70,000 workers at 859 supermarkets in Southern California.

Wal-Mart has already helped push more than two dozen national supermarket chains into bankruptcy over the past decade. That list includes names like Grand Union; Bruno's, once Alabama's largest supermarket chain; and Homeland Stores, formerly Oklahoma's largest.

And unionized supermarket workers fear that Wal-Mart's invasion will oust them from the middle class by pulling down their wages and benefits, which, taken together, are more than 50% higher than those of Wal-Mart workers. At Wal-Mart, the average wage is about $8.50 an hour, compared with $13 at unionized supermarkets.

"Wal-Mart's superstores are going to have a devastating impact on California's supermarkets," said Burt Flickinger III, a retailing consultant, noting that union wages and prices are higher in California than in most of the country.

Eager to stay competitive against Wal-Mart, Albertsons, Vons (owned by Safeway) and Ralphs (owned by Kroger) have demanded a two-year wage freeze for current workers, a lower pay scale for new hires and greater employee contributions for health coverage. Those employees now pay no health insurance premiums, while Wal-Mart employees often must pay premiums of $200 a month and deductibles of up to $1,000 a year, if they qualify. 

With Wal-Mart in mind, supermarkets have engaged in tough bargaining across the country. That has led to a 12-day-old strike by 10,000 supermarket workers in Missouri and a six-day-old strike by 3,000 workers at 44 Krogers in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

It is hard to underestimate the power of Wal-Mart. It has 1.4 million employees and had $245 billion in revenues last year, equaling 2.5 percent of the gross domestic product. Each week 138 million shoppers visit
Wal-Mart's 4,750 stores. Last year, 82 percent of American households bought at least one item there.

Wal-Mart sells 32 percent of the nation's disposable diapers, and it is the largest customer for Walt Disney and Procter & Gamble. It has singlehandedly persuaded music companies to issue sanitized versions of CD's. Its 1,397 supercenters account for 19% of the nation's grocery sales, making it the largest grocery retailer.

With Wal-Mart planning 1,000 more supercenters in the next five years, Retail Forward, a consulting firm, estimates that Wal-Mart's grocery and drug sales will double to $162 billion, giving it 35% of the domestic food market and 25% of the drug market.

When Wal-Mart goes like gangbusters into an area, as it plans to do in California, competitors often feel panic. In Dallas, its share of the grocery market has soared to 16.4 percent from 8.5 percent in the past two years, according to TradeDimensions International.

"We have been in business for 68 years, and in that period of time, we have seen dozens of competitors come and go," said Jack Brown, president of Stater Brothers, a supermarket chain in the Orange County and San Diego areas. "However, Southern California has never seen as big a competitive threat as the Wal-Mart supercenter."

Many factors explain Wal-Mart's ability to charge low prices, including economies of scale, the pressures it puts on suppliers and its embrace of imports --- it imported $12 billion in goods from China last year, one-tenth
of American imports from China.

Another big factor is Wal-Mart's relatively low wages. Its sales clerks average about $8.50 an hour, or about $14,000 a year, while the poverty line for a family of three is $15,060. In California, the unionized stockers and clerks average $17.90 an hour after two years on the job. Mr. Flickinger said wages and benefits for Wal-Mart's full-time workers average $10 to $14 per hour less than for unionized supermarket workers.

"The strike out here involves workers who enjoy decent wages, vacations and health benefits," said Kent Wong, director of the Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California at Los Angeles. "These things were taken for granted, they made them part of the middle class, but now these workers are threatened with having these things taken away."

A big savings for Wal-Mart comes in health care, where Wal-Mart pays 30% less for coverage for each insured worker than the industry average. An estimated 40% of employees are not covered by its health plan because many cannot afford the premiums or have not worked at Wal-Mart long enough to qualify.

"What this means is, if I'm a Wal-Mart employee and I hurt my hand and go to the emergency room, who's going to pay for it? The taxpayer is," said Mr. Brown, the supermarket executive. "Wal-Mart's fringe benefits are being paid
by taxpayers."

Wal-Mart officials say that their expansion will be a boon for California consumers and that their wages and benefits are competitive. Why else, they ask, would 600,000 workers take jobs at Wal-Mart each year?

Greg Denier, chief spokesman for the United Food and Commercial Workers, said the fear of Wal-Mart's supercenters is the main cause for the California strike, but he argued that the supermarkets have exaggerated the threat as a strategy to squeeze their workers.

"They keep saying they have to do this because Wal-Mart is bringing supercenters to California," he said, "but it's part of a national program to ratchet down wages and benefits."

Yet Wall Street analysts and retailing consultants say the California supermarkets, like others across the country, risk being stomped by Wal-Mart.

November 27, 2004

Law-breaker, union-buster, tax-escapee and shifter of costs to others, the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, announced last week that it would respect the wishes of its Chinese workers to form a union. As is usual with Wal-Mart announcements, a substantial overstatement is working here.

In China, unions are not independent; they are government-controlled with the Chinese communist party turning them into what would be called "company unions" in the U.S. With 40 stores in China already, Wal-Mart understands that these essentially Communist Party-controlled unions serve as a controlling mechanism over workers ‚ a one-stop system which often have an in-company manager in charge.

China is seen by Wal-Mart as the future. With the U.S. market approaching saturation (Wal-Mart has 3,600 big and bigger stores here), the company with the biggest gross revenues in the world -- $258.7 billion last year ‚ is importing more from Chinese factories then is the entire country of Germany.

Its message to U.S. suppliers is that if they cannot meet the "China price," they should close down in America and open up in the world's largest communist dictatorship. Astonishing, isn't it, that this giant capitalist corporation is using this Communist regime as its labor enforcement arm to drive down wages and benefits in the U.S.

In Western Europe, Wal-Mart has to treat its workers better than it treats its American workers. European labor laws are much tougher than those in the U.S. Wal-Mart has to give its workers paid vacations (from four to eight weeks depending on the country), better benefits and working conditions. There is no "off the clock" work or wages not fully paid for long periods of time. Wal-Mart has even agreed to collectively bargain with a large German union.

In the country of its birth, Wal-Mart is wrecking havoc with worker standards of living. It forces other large grocery chains to demand from their unionized employees lower wages and benefits to be able to compete with Wall-Mart's race to the bottom. This direction is a historically tragic reverse for the U.S. economy that before World War II featured rising wages that increased consumer demand and improved livelihoods. Increasingly, Wal-Mart's immense arc of influence here is pushing wages and benefits downward. With hundreds of thousands of its nearly 1.4 million workers making under $7.50 an hour, before payroll deductions, (the average wage is between $7.50 and $8.50 an hour), the average-on-the-clock workweek is only 32 hours. Since Wal-Mart defines anyone working fewer than 34 hours per week as part-time, they have to wait for two years before qualifying for health insurance whose co-payment takes one-fifth of the average paycheck. Get the idea of what is meant by the Wal-Mart way.

Waiting periods are key to Wal-Mart's phony health insurance boasting in their television ads. Impoverished employees don't stay, with turnover rates for these hourly employees at 50 percent to 100 percent at many stores.

Wal-Mart is devilishly ingenious in thinking up ways to have taxpayers fill in its wage gap. Put them on partial welfare, says the very well paid company bosses who make millions of dollars each per year. These workers are given advice on how to apply so that taxpayers subsidize Wal-Mart's profits.

For example, in Georgia, over 10, 261 children of Wal-Mart employees are enrolled in the state's Peachcare program for health insurance in families meeting federal poverty criteria.

According to the report, Everyday Low Wages, one 200-person Wal-Mart store could cost federal taxpayers over $420,000 per year. These costs include subsidized lunches, health insurance and housing assistance, federal tax credits and deductions for low-income families, among other examples of Wal-Mart's freeloading.

Enough is never enough for this corporation. It often demands substantial local tax breaks from municipalities as a condition for locating there. Although successful local opposition is blocking dozens of Wal-Mart location plans, this corporate welfare King still manages to escape its fair share of taxes, while local home owner and small businesses ante up for local public services and assume Wal-Mart's share. That is, small businesses that manages to remain in the hollowed out Main Streets that are the aftermath of a Wal-Mart opening. Minimal thinking by consumers say Wal-Mart is a bargain; maximum thinking starts adding up the local, national and global costs of this Goliath depressor of purchasing power by workers.

For more information on these cost burdens, see the website which also shows how communities have stopped the Wal-Mart invasion.


The name Costco is short for the Chinese Over-Seas Trading Company. The group that directly controls Costco is the Government of the People's Republic of China. Thus the employees at Costco may be American but the senior management staff, whom the employees take their orders from, are employees (and most likely members) of the Communist Chinese Government.

Costco shoppers pay at least $45 a year for store membership and shopping privileges. Multiply that by almost 25 million members, and that's more than $1 billion.

"With that membership fee, you in essence lock them into shopping with you. You build that loyalty," Sinegal said. (Sinegal is CEO of COSTCO) As a co-founder of the company, Sinegal owns a lot of Costco's stock — more than $150 million worth. 

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Steal the Land | 06/27/02
Why would folks in government want to steal someone's land? Money, that's why.

Recently I talked about how an Illinois agency tried to steal land from Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois. It wasn't long before I was getting swamped by messages from folks all over the country who are also facing some governmental body trying to steal their land.

Eminent domain allows the government to take private property to accomplish important public projects, such as roads. Yet, our Founders were deeply concerned about granting this power to government. That's why the 5th Amendment mandates that landowners receive fair compensation and that private property may be taken only "for public use."

The Constitution does not allow government to take people's land in order to give it to whomever they think might provide them with the most tax revenues. But that's what governments are doing.

For example, Orange County, California, where the Cypress City Council decided to grab land owned by Cottonwood Church and give it to Costco, a major retailer. The reason is obvious to everyone: Costco will bring in perhaps as much as half a million dollars in sales tax revenue a year. On the other hand, while the church may reel in a large number of souls, they won't provide a single dime for the local bureaucrats.

That's not "public use" unless you stretch the constitution like a rubber band. And speaking of rubber bands, the judge should snap a big one at Cypress city officials and give Cottonwood Church their land back.


Hajj pilgrims: Death to Israel and America


 Islamic pilgrims shout hateful slogans, hear speech on 'satanic policies of Zionism'
Yaniv Berman

 As two million Muslim pilgrims flooded Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a speech said to have been written by Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah 'Ali Khamanai was delivered by his representative for Hajj affairs, Muhammad Muhammadi Reyshahri.

 The speech - one of the Hajj’s first events - spoke of "the mercenary government of Israel" and the "satanic policies of international Zionism," as well as targeting the United States.

Typical was an attack on the "colonial methods" used by the "Great Satan." During the speech, many members of the audience held up yellow placards reading "Death to America" and pink placards reading "Death to Israel.”

Comments of this nature made by the Iranian regime are far from new. But as The Media Line's analysts explain, the fact that they were expressed by an Iranian official on Saudi Arabian soil in the language of the Saudis (and not in Farsi, the Iranian language), should be a source of concern to Washington. Saudi Arabia is considered one of America's most important allies in the Middle East.

Following are some excerpts from the Khamanai speech, as read by Muhammad Muhammadi Reyshahri:

"The Muslim nations face today a post-modernist colonialism. They have to benefit from their experience, and prevent the enemy from repeating the unsheathing of its sword in the shape of oppression against their values and fate."

'Great Satan'

"Today, the fleets of the arrogants are advancing once again, using cunning methods to perpetuate and strengthen their rule over the Muslim nations. The slogan of spreading democracy and human rights is one of the deceiving methods used. The Great Satan (common phrase in Iran, depicting the United States) is incarnating evil and violence against mankind, while raising the flag of defending human rights, and calling the Middle East nations to democratize."

"America and all other usurpers mobilized all their media outlets and political forces, in order to thwart the Islamic renaissance, or to oppress it if they can. The Islamic nations must understand the situation today, and to follow it with caution. The religious clerics, the religious authorities, the intellectuals, the students, the writers, the poets, the artists, the youth, and the elite – must all take with all seriousness the appropriate initiative, in order to prevent greedy America from beginning a new phase in its colonial rule over the Islamic nations."

"The Muslim world has to get rid of the constant state of learning from others, and to rely on its own resources, aiming at scientific creativity."

"The blind and brutal terror, which the occupiers use as an excuse to attack Islam and Muslims, and to continue their military invasion, is something that the Islamic values reject and denounce."

When The Media Line presented the above excerpts to the U.S. State Department for comment, a spokesman replied that, “Remarks such as these are outrageous and unacceptable. These remarks reflect an openly anti-Semitic and anti-U.S. platform from Iranian leadership that we find both troubling and destabilizing. We have been very clear about the troubling nature of Iranian behavior including its support for international terrorism, its pursuit for weapons of mass destruction, its deplorable human rights record, and its opposition to regional peace-making efforts.”

Saudi Arabian officials and the Ministry of Hajj failed to respond to numerous requests for comment by The Media Line.

This article has been reproduced by permission of The Media Line



 excerpt from an article Iposted at

    .....Another clever deception has been Christian Zionism. The Lord's people have no business supporting today's Israel. The Khazar Talmudic Jews run Israel today and 90% of those or more who claim to be Jews are Talmud worshippers. The Talmud claims Jesus is boiling in excrement in hell. They do not accept Jesus as the Messiah and plan to exterminate all those who do. At the same time, it is the Lord's "people" who have been deceived into supporting them and sending them billions of dollars in aide every year. The Lord is not returning His people back to Israel until He returns Himself. When the United Nations declared Israel a nation in 1948 it was to suit their own Satanic Illuminati plans of deception and world domination. They have deceived Christians ever since with pro-Zionism cheerleaders such as Hal Lindsey and others who often wave the Zion flag for everyone to support Satan worshipping Talmudic Jews. It's blasphemous and ludicrous. And the churches fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

       Anyone could do five minutes of research and discover it's the Khazar Jews who dominate Israel today. These are the fulfillment of Rev. 2:9 and Rev. 3:9 of those who call themselves Jews but are not.  The Khazars are not bloodline Jewish Israelites.

       It is these "Jews" who are dominate within the alien agenda and running most governments around the world today with their Illuminati agenda backed and supported by the Jesuits and Vatican.

       Everything always goes back to the Vatican. Why? Because it's Satan's seat on Earth. The position titled the Black Pope is the real power in the Vatican, not the "white" pope that everyone sees. It is the black pope who is Satan's second hand man on earth and runs the governments, religions, and militaries of the world. Satan rules the world through him. Who is the black pope of today? Hans Van Kolvenbach.



Yes, the number of dead souls is small but growing among America's business, professional, intellectual and academic elites. Possessing in Scott's words, "titles, power and pelf", they also have decreasing ties with the American nation. Coming back to America from a foreign strand, they are not likely to be overwhelmed with deep feelings of commitment to their "native land." Their attitudes and behavior contrast with the overwhelming patriotism and nationalistic identification of the rest of the American public. A major gap is growing in America between the dead or dying souls among its elites and its "Thank God for America" public. This gap was temporarily obscured by the patriotic rallying after September 11. In the absence of repeated comparable attacks, however, the pervasive and fundamental forces of economic globalization make it likely that the denationalizing of elites will continue.

Globalization involves a huge expansion in the international interactions among individuals, corporations, governments, NGOs and other entities; growth in number and size of multinational corporations investing, producing and marketing globally; and the multiplication of international organizations, regimes and regulations. The impact of these developments differs among groups and among countries. The involvement of individuals in globalizing processes varies almost directly with their socio-economic status. Elites have more and deeper transnational interests, commitments and identities than non-elites. American elites, government agencies, businesses and other organizations have been far more important in the globalization process than those of other countries. Hence there is reason for their commitments to national identities and national interests to be relatively weaker.

These developments resemble on a global basis what happened in the United States after the Civil War. As industrialization moved ahead, businesses could no longer succeed if their operations were confined to a particular locality or state. They had to go national in order to get the capital, workers and markets they needed. Ambitious individuals had to become geographically, organizationally and, to some extent, occupationally mobile, and pursue their careers on a national rather than a local basis. The growth of national corporations and other national associations promoted national viewpoints, national interests and national power. National laws and standards took precedence over state ones. National consciousness and national identity became preeminent over state and regional identities. The rise of transnationalism, although in its early stages, is somewhat similar.

Transnational ideas and people fall into three categories: universalist, economic and moralist. The universalist approach is, in effect, American nationalism and exceptionalism taken to the extreme. In this view, America is exceptional not because it is a unique nation but because it has become the "universal nation." It has merged with the world through the coming to America of people from other societies and through the widespread acceptance of American popular culture and values by other societies. The distinction between America and the world is disappearing because of the triumph of American power and the appeal of American society and culture. The economic approach focuses on economic globalization as a transcendent force breaking down national boundaries, merging national economies into a single global whole, and rapidly eroding the authority and functions of national governments. This view is prevalent among executives of multinational corporations, large NGOs, and comparable organizations operating on a global basis and among individuals with skills, usually of a highly technical nature, for which there is a global demand and who are thus able to pursue careers moving from country to country. The moralistic approach decries patriotism and nationalism as evil forces and argues that international law, institutions, regimes and norms are morally superior to those of individual nations. Commitment to humanity must supersede commitment to nation. This view is found among intellectuals, academics and journalists. Economic transnationalism is rooted in the bourgeoisie, moralistic transnationalism in the intelligentsia

In 1953, the head of General Motors, nominated to be secretary of defense, proclaimed, "What's good for General Motors is good for America." He was widely criticized for not saying that what's good for America is good for General Motors. Either way, both he and his critics presumed some coincidence of interest between corporation and country. Now, however, multinational corporations see their interests as separate from America's interests. As their global operations expand, corporations founded and headquartered in the United States gradually become less American. In the 1990s, corporations such as Ford, Aetna, Motorola, Price Costco and Kimberly-Clark forcefully rejected, in response to a Ralph Nader proposal, expressions of patriotism and explicitly defined themselves as multinational. America-based corporations operating globally recruit their workforce and their executives, including their top ones, without regard to nationality. The CIA, one of its officials said in 1999, can no longer count on the cooperation of American corporations as it once was able to do, because the corporations view themselves as multinational and may not think it in their interests to help the U.S. government.1

Nationalism has proven wrong Karl Marx's concept of a unified international proletariat. Globalization is proving right Adam Smith's observation that while "the proprietor of land is necessarily a citizen of the particular country in which his estate lies . . . the proprietor of stock is properly a citizen of the world, and is not necessarily attached to any particular country." Smith's 1776 words describe the way contemporary transnational businessmen see themselves. Summarizing their interviews with executives of 23 American multinational corporations and nonprofit organizations, James Davison Hunter and Joshua Yates conclude:

"Surely these elites are cosmopolitans: they travel the world and their field of responsibility is the world. Indeed, they see themselves as 'global citizens.' Again and again, we heard them say that they thought of themselves more as 'citizens of the world' who happen to carry an American passport than as U.S. citizens who happen to work in a global organization. They possess all that is implied in the notion of the cosmopolitan. They are sophisticated, urbane and universalistic in their perspective and ethical commitments."

Together with the "globalizing elites" of other countries, these American executives inhabit a "socio-cultural bubble" apart from the cultures of individual nations and communicate with each other in a social science-y version of English, which Hunter and Yates label "global speak."

The economic globalizers are fixated on the world as an economic unit. As Hunter and Yates report,

"All these globalizing organizations, and not just the multinational corporations, operate in a world defined by 'expanding markets', the need for 'competitive advantage', 'efficiency', 'cost-effectiveness', 'maximizing benefits and minimizing costs', 'niche markets', 'profitability' and 'the bottom line.' They justify this focus on the grounds that they are meeting the need of consumers all over the world. That is their constituency."

"One thing globalization has done", a consultant to Archer Daniels Midland said, "is to transfer the power of governments to the global consumer."2 As the global market replaces the national community, the national citizen gives way to the global consumer.

Economic transnationals are the nucleus of an emerging global superclass. The Global Business Policy Council asserts:

"The rewards of an increasingly integrated global economy have brought forth a new global elite. Labeled 'Davos Men', 'gold-collar workers' or . . . 'cosmocrats', this emerging class is empowered by new notions of global connectedness. It includes academics, international civil servants and executives in global companies, as well as successful high-technology entrepreneurs."

Estimated to number about 20 million in 2000, of whom 40 percent were American, this elite is expected to double in size by 2010.3 Comprising fewer than 4 percent of the American people, these transnationalists have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite's global operations. In the coming years, one corporation executive confidently predicted, "the only people who will care about national boundaries are politicians."

Involvement in transnational institutions, networks and activities not only defines the global elite but also is critical to achieving elite status within nations. Someone whose loyalties, identities and involvements are purely national is less likely to rise to the top in business, academia, the media and the professions than someone who transcends these limits. Outside politics, those who stay home stay behind. Those who move ahead think and act internationally. As sociologist Manuel Castells has said, "Elites are cosmopolitan, people are local." The opportunity to join this transnational world, however, is limited to a small minority of people in industrialized countries and to only a miniscule handful of people in developing countries.

The global involvements of the transnational economic elites erode their sense of belonging to a national community. An early 1980s poll showed:

"The higher people's income and education . . . the more conditional the allegiance. . . . They were more likely than the poor and uneducated to say they would leave the country if they could double their income."4

In the early 1990s, future Secretary of Labor Robert Reich reached a similar conclusion, noting that "America's highest income earners . . . have been seceding from the rest of the nation."5 This seceding elite is, as John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge say,

"increasingly cut off from the rest of society: Its members study in foreign universities, spend a period of time working abroad and work for organizations that have a global reach. They constitute a world within a world, linked to each other by myriad global networks but insulated from the more hidebound members of their own societies. . . . They are more likely to spend their time chatting with their peers around the world—via phone or e-mail—than talking with their neighbors in the projects around the corner."6

Contemporary intellectuals have reinforced these trends. They abandon their commitment to their nation and their fellow citizens and argue the moral superiority of identifying with humanity at large. This proclivity florished in the academic world in the 1990s. The University of Chicago's Martha Nussbaum denounced emphasis on "patriotic pride" as "morally dangerous", urged the ethical superiority of cosmopolitanism over patriotism, and argued that people should direct their "allegiance" to the "worldwide community of human beings." Amy Gutmann of Princeton argues that it was "repugnant" for American students to learn that they are, "above all, citizens of the United States." The "primary allegiance" of Americans, she wrote, "should not be to the United States or to some other politically sovereign community", but to "democratic humanism." George Lipsitz of the University of California, San Diego, argued that "in recent years refuge in patriotism has been the first resort of scoundrels of all sorts." Richard Sennett of NYU denounced "the evil of a shared national identity" and judged the erosion of national sovereignty "basically a positive phenomenon." Peter Spiro of Hofstra University approvingly concluded that it is "increasingly difficult to use the word 'we' in the context of international affairs." In the past people used the word "we" with reference to the nation-state, but now affiliation with the nation-state "no longer necessarily defines the interests or even allegiances of the individual at the international level."7

Moralist transnationals reject or are highly critical of the concept of national sovereignty. They agree with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan that national sovereignty ought to give way to "individual sovereignty" so that the international community can act to prevent or stop gross violations by governments of the rights of their citizens. This principle provides a basis for the United Nations to intervene militarily or otherwise in the domestic affairs of states, a practice explicitly prohibited by the UN Charter. More generally, the moralists advocate the supremacy of international law over national law, the greater legitimacy of decisions made through international rather than national processes, and the expansion of the powers of international institutions compared to those of national governments. Moralist international lawyers have developed the concept of "customary international law", which holds that norms and practices that have wide acceptance can be a basis for invalidating national laws.

A key step making this principle a reality in America was the 1980 decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals interpreting a 1789 statute designed to protect American ambassadors. In this case, Filartiga v. Pena-Irala, the court held that Paraguayan citizens residing in the United States could bring civil action in American courts against a Paraguayan government official whom they accused of murdering a Paraguayan in Paraguay. This ruling led to a number of similar cases being filed in U.S. courts. In these cases, courts in one country transcend the territorial jurisdiction of their country and assert the authority to act on alleged human rights abuses by foreigners against foreigners in foreign countries.

Moralist international lawyers argue that precedents in customary international law supersede previous federal and state laws. Since customary international law is not set forth in either statutes or treaties, it is, as the noted legal scholar Jeremy Rabkin says, whatever experts persuade "a judge to think it may be. For that reason, it is likely to reach more and more deeply into domestic affairs. If a norm in customary international law exists against race discrimination, why not also against sex discrimination? And then why not also against discrimination on the basis of citizenship or language or sexual orientation?"8

Moralist international lawyers argue American law must meet international standards and approve of unelected foreign judges, as well as American ones, defining the civil rights of Americans in terms of international rather than American norms. In general, moralist transnationals believe that the United States should support the creation of tribunals such as the International Criminal Court and abide by its decisions as well as those of the International Court of Justice, the UN General Assembly and comparable bodies.

The prevalence of anti-patriotic attitudes among liberal intellectuals led some of them to warn their fellow liberals of the consequences of such attitudes for the future not of America but of American liberalism. Most Americans, as the American public philosopher Richard Rorty has written, take pride in their country, but "many of the exceptions to this rule are found in colleges and universities, in the academic departments that have become sanctuaries for left-wing political views." These leftists have done "a great deal of good for . . . women, African-Americans, gay men and lesbians. . . . But there is a problem with this Left: it is unpatriotic." It "repudiates the idea of a national identity and the emotion of national pride." If the Left is to retain influence, it must recognize that a "sense of shared national identity . . . is an absolutely essential component of citizenship." Without patriotism, the Left will be unable to achieve its goals for America.9 Liberals, in short, must use patriotism as a means to achieve liberal goals.

The Patriotic Public

While elements of America's business and intellectual elites are identifying more with the world as a whole and defining themselves as "global citizens", Americans as a whole are becoming more committed to their nation. Huge majorities of Americans claim to be patriotic and express great pride in their country. Asked in 1991, "How proud are you to be an American?", 96 percent of Americans said "very proud" or "quite proud." The terrorist attacks of 9/11 could not and did not have much effect on these high levels of patriotic assertion; in September 2002, 91 percent of Americans were "extremely" or "very" proud to be American.10

These affirmations of patriotism and pride in country might be less meaningful if people in other countries responded similarly. By and large, they do not. Americans have consistently and overwhelmingly been foremost among peoples in their patriotism and their identification with their country. This country ranked first in national pride among the 41 to 65 countries covered in each of the World Values Surveys of 1981–82, 1990–91, and 1995–96, with 96 to 98 percent of Americans saying they were "very proud" or "quite proud" of their country.

The extent of their identification varies, however, with their socio-economic status, race and place of birth. In the 1990–91 World Values Survey, over 98 percent of native-born Americans, immigrants, non-Hispanic whites, blacks and 95 percent of Hispanics said they were very proud or quite proud of their country. When asked about the priority of their national identity, however, differences appeared. Thirty-one percent of the native-born and of non-Hispanic whites said they identified primarily with America, but these proportions dropped to 25 percent for blacks, 19 percent for Hispanics and 17 percent for immigrants. Asked whether they would be willing to fight for America, 81 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 79 percent of native-born Americans said yes, compared to 75 percent of immigrants, 67 percent of blacks and 52 percent of Hispanics.11

As these figures suggest, recent immigrants and the descendants of people coerced into becoming part of American society are likely to have more ambivalent attitudes toward that society than the descendants of settlers and earlier immigrants. Blacks and other minorities have fought valiantly in America's wars. Yet significantly fewer blacks than whites think of themselves as patriotic. In a 1989 poll 95 percent of whites and 72 percent of blacks said that they considered themselves "very" or "somewhat" patriotic.12 In a 1998 survey of the parents of school children, 91 percent of white, 92 percent of Hispanic and 91 percent of immigrant parents strongly or somewhat agreed with the statement, "The U.S. is a better country than most other countries in the world." Among African-American parents, the proportion dropped to 84 percent. In other surveys, black-white differences have been somewhat less, yet in a September 2002 Gallup poll for ABC News-Washington Post, 74 percent of whites and 53 percent of non-whites said they were "extremely" proud to be an American, a larger difference than between other major social-economic categories.13

Overall, however, with only minor variations, Americans overwhelmingly and intensely identify with their country, particularly compared to other peoples. While American elites may be denationalizing, Americans, the conductors of one comparative survey fittingly concluded, remain "the world's most patriotic people."

Unrepresentative Democracy

Growing differences between the leaders of major institutions and the public on domestic and foreign policy issues affecting national identity form a major cultural fault line cutting across class, denominational, racial, regional and ethnic distinctions. In a variety of ways, the American establishment, governmental and private, has become increasingly divorced from the American people. Politically, America remains a democracy because key public officials are selected through free and fair elections. In many respects, however, it has become an unrepresentative democracy because on crucial issues—especially those involving national identity—its leaders pass laws and implement policies contrary to the views of the American people. Concomitantly, the American people have become increasingly alienated from politics and government.

Apart from business and the military, contemporary American elites in categories such as the media, labor, religion, law and bureaucracy were almost twice to more than three times as liberal as the public as a whole, according to a 1980s survey. Another survey similarly found that on moral issues elites are "consistently more liberal" than rank-and-file Americans.14 Governmental, nonprofit and communications elites in particular are overwhelmingly liberal in their outlooks. So also are academics. The radical students of the 1960s have become tenured professors, particularly in elite institutions. As Stanley Rothman observes, "Social science faculties at elite universities are overwhelmingly liberal and cosmopolitan or on the Left. Almost any form of civic loyalty or patriotism is considered reactionary."15 Liberalism tends to go with irreligiosity as well. In a 1969 study by Lipset and Ladd, at least 71 percent of Jewish, Catholic and Protestant academics who identified themselves as liberal also identified themselves as being "basically opposed to religion."

These differences in ideology, nationalism and religion generate differences on domestic and foreign policy issues related to national identity. The public is overwhelmingly concerned with the protection of military security, societal security, the domestic economy and sovereignty. Foreign policy elites are less concerned with these issues and more concerned with U.S. promotion of international security, peace, globalization and the economic development of foreign nations than is the public. There is, as Jack Citrin concludes, a "gulf between elite advocacy of multiculturalism and stubborn mass support of assimilation to a common national identity."16 The parallel gap between the nationalist public and cosmopolitan elites has its most dramatic impact on the relation between American identity and foreign policy. A 1994 study by Citrin and others concluded that

"the dwindling of consensus about America's international role follows from the waning of agreement on what it means to be an American, on the very character of American nationalism. The domestic underpinnings for the long post-World War II hegemony of cosmopolitan liberalism and internationalism have frayed, quite apart from the fact that the United States no longer confronts a powerful military adversary."17

The public and elites agree on many foreign policy issues. Yet overall the differences between them far exceed the similarities. The public is nationalist, elites transnationalist. In 1998, for instance, differences from 22 to 42 percent existed between the views of the public and those of a representative group of foreign policy leaders on 34 major foreign policy issues.18 In six polls from 1978 to 1998, the proportion of foreign policy elites favoring an active U.S. role in the world never dropped below 96 percent; the proportion of the public favoring such a role never rose above 65 percent. With a few exceptions, the public consistently has been much more reluctant than the leaders to use U.S. military force to defend other countries against invasion. On the other hand, the public is more concerned with upheavals closer to home, willing to support an indigenous uprising against Fidel Castro's regime and to use force in Mexico if it were threatened by revolution. A substantial majority of citizens also believe, however, that the United States should not act alone in international crises without support from its allies, as compared to less than half of elites saying it should not do so. Fifty-seven percent of the public have also approved of America taking part "in UN international peacekeeping forces in troubled parts of the world."

The gap between public and elite is especially great on America's economic relations with the rest of the world. In 1998, 87 percent of leaders and 54 percent of the public thought economic globalization was mostly good for America, with 12 percent of the leaders and 35 percent of the public thinking otherwise. Four-fifths of the public but less than half of foreign policy leaders think protecting American jobs should be a "very important goal" of the U.S. government. Fifty percent or more of the public but never more than a third of leaders have supported reducing economic aid to other countries. In various polls, 60 percent or more of the public have backed tariffs; comparable proportions of leaders have favored reducing or eliminating them. Similar differences exist with respect to immigration. In two 1990s polls, 74 percent and 57 percent of the public and 31 percent and 18 percent of foreign policy elites thought large numbers of immigrants were a "critical threat" to the United States.

These and other differences between elites and the public have produced a growing gap between the preferences of the public and policies embodied in federal legislation and regulation. One study of whether changes in public opinion on a wide range of issues were followed by comparable changes in public policy showed a steady decline from the 1970s when there was a 75 percent congruence between public opinion and government policy to 67 percent in 1984–87, 40 percent in 1989–92, and 37 percent in 1993–94. "The evidence, overall", the authors of this study concluded, "points to a persistent pattern since 1980: a generally low and at times declining level of responsiveness to public opinion especially during the first two years of the Clinton presidency." Hence, they said, there is no basis for thinking that Clinton or other political leaders were "pandering to the public." "A disturbing gap is growing", one analyst concluded, "between what ordinary Americans believe is the proper role of the United States in world affairs and the views of leaders responsible for making foreign policy."19 Governmental policy at the end of the 20th century was deviating more and more from the preferences of the American public.

The failure of political leaders to "pander" to the public had predictable consequences. When government policies on many important issues deviate sharply from the views of the public, one would expect the public to lose trust in government, to reduce its interest and participation in politics, and to turn to alternative means of policymaking not controlled by political elites. All three happened in the late 20th century. All three undoubtedly had many causes, which social scientists have explored at length, and one trend—decline in trust—occurred in most industrialized democracies. Yet at least for the United States, it can be assumed that the growing gap between public preferences and government policies contributed to all three trends.

First, public confidence in and trust in government and the major private institutions of American society declined dramatically from the 1960s to the 1990s. As three distinguished scholars have pointed out, on every question asked concerning confidence in their government, roughly two thirds of the public expressed confidence in the 1960s and only about one third in the 1990s. In April 1966, for instance,

"with the Vietnam War raging and race riots in Cleveland, Chicago and Atlanta, 66 percent of Americans rejected the view that 'the people running the country don't really care what happens to you.' In December 1997, in the midst of the longest period of peace and prosperity in more than two generations, 57 percent of Americans endorsed the same view."20

Similar declines occurred during these decades in the degree which the public had confidence in major public and private institutions. Only two non-elected institutions of government, the Supreme Court and the military, saw an increase in the public's confidence.

Second, as many studies have shown, public participation in and interest in the major governmental and private institutions of American society declined fairly consistently from the 1960s to the 1990s. Sixty-three percent of the adult population voted in 1960, but only 49 percent in 1996 and 51 percent in 2000. In addition, as Thomas Patterson observes,

"Since 1960, participation has declined in virtually every area of election activity, from the volunteers who work on campaigns to the viewers who watch televised debates. The United States had 100 million fewer people in 1960 than it did in 2000 but, even so, more viewers tuned in to the October presidential debates in 1960 than did so in 2000."

In the 1970s, one in three taxpayers allocated a dollar from their tax payments to the fund created by Congress to support political campaigns. In 2000, one in eight did so.21

The third consequence of the gap between leaders and the public was the dramatic proliferation of initiatives on major policy issues, including those relating to national identity. Initiatives had been an instrument of progressive reform before World War I. Their use then declined steadily from fifty per two-year election cycle to twenty in the early 1970s. As legislatures neglected the concerns of their constituents, initiatives dramatically became popular again, beginning in June 1978, when 65 percent of voters approved Proposition 13, drastically limiting taxes, despite the opposition of virtually all the state’s political, business and media establishment. This started a tripling of initiatives to an average of 61 per two-year election cycle from the late 1970s to 1998. Fifty-five initiatives were voted on in 1998, 69 in 2000 and 49 in 2002. Between 1980 and 2002, there were 14 initiative votes in six states on issues concerning American national identity: six opposing bilingualism, six endorsing the use of English or declaring English the state’s official language, and two opposing racial preferences. In all of these hotly debated contests, the state political, governmental, academic, media, religious, professional and business elites overwhelmingly opposed the initiative. In all these contests but one, the public approved the initiatives by margins averaging 63 percent and going up to 85 percent. David S. Broder concluded in Democracy Derailed that “the trust between governors and governed on which representative government depends has been badly depleted.”

In today’s America, a major gap exists between the nation’s elites and the general public over the salience of national identity compared to other identities and over the appropriate role for America in the world. Substantial elite elements are increasingly divorced from their country, and the American public, in turn, is increasingly disillusioned with its government.

America in the World

How both America’s elites and the rank-and-file define their country determines its role in the world, but how the world views that role also shapes American identity. Three broad concepts exist of America in relation to the rest of the world. Americans can embrace the world—that is, open their country to other peoples and cultures. They can try to reshape other societies in terms of American values and culture. They can strive to maintain their society and culture distinct from those of other peoples.

The first, or cosmopolitan, alternative involves a renewal of the trends dominating pre-September 11 America. America welcomes the world, its ideas, its goods and, most importantly, its people. The ideal would be an open society with open borders, encouraging subnational ethnic, racial and cultural identities, dual citizenship, diasporas, and would be led by elites who increasingly identified with global institutions, norms and rules rather than national ones. America should be multiethnic, multiracial, multicultural. Diversity is a prime value, if not the prime value. The more people who bring to America different languages, religions and customs, the more American America becomes. Middle-class Americans would identify increasingly with the global corporations for which they work rather than with the local communities in which they live. The activities of Americans would more and more be governed not by the federal and state governments, but by rules set by international authorities, such as the UN, the WTO, customary international law, and global treaties. National identity loses salience compared to other identities. In this cosmopolitan alternative, the world reshapes America.

In the imperial alternative, America reshapes the world. The end of the Cold War eliminated communism as the overriding factor shaping America’s role in the world. It thus enabled liberals to pursue their foreign policy goals without having to confront the charge that those goals compromised national security and hence to promote “nation building”, “humanitarian intervention” and “foreign policy as social work.” The emergence of the United States as the world’s only superpower had a parallel impact on American conservatives. During the Cold War America’s enemies denounced it as an imperial power. At the start of the new millennium conservatives accepted and endorsed the idea of an American empire—whether they embraced the term or not—and the use of American power to reshape the world according to American values.

The imperial impulse was thus fueled by beliefs in the supremacy of American power and the universality of American values. Because America’s power far exceeds that of other nations, America has the responsibility to create order and confront evil throughout the world. According to the universalist belief, the people of other societies have basically the same values as Americans, or if they do not have them, they want to have them, or if they do not want to have them, they misjudge what is good for their society, and Americans have the responsibility to persuade them or to induce them to embrace the universal values that America espouses. In such a world America loses its identity as a nation and becomes the dominant component of a supranational empire.

Neither the supremacy assumption nor the universalist assumption, however, accurately reflects the state of the early 21st-century world. America is the only superpower, but there are other major powers: Britain, Germany, France, Russia, China, India and Japan at a global level, and Brazil, Nigeria, Iran, South Africa and Indonesia within their regions. America cannot achieve any significant goal in the world without the cooperation of at least some of these countries. The culture, values, traditions and institutions of the other societies are often not compatible with reconfiguring those societies in terms of American values. Their peoples generally also feel deeply committed to their indigenous ways of life and beliefs and hence fiercely resist efforts to change them by outsiders from alien cultures. In addition, whatever the goals of their elites, the American public has consistently ranked the promotion of democracy abroad as a low-priority goal. The introduction of democracy in other societies also often stimulates anti-American forces, such as populist movements in Latin American states and violent, extremist movements in Muslim countries.

Cosmopolitanism and imperialism attempt to reduce or to eliminate the social, political and cultural differences between America and other societies. A national approach would recognize and accept what distinguishes America from those societies. America cannot become the world and still be America. Other peoples cannot become American and still be themselves. America is different, and that difference is defined in large part by its religious commitment and Anglo-Protestant culture. The alternative to cosmopolitanism and imperialism is nationalism devoted to the preservation and enhancement of those qualities that have defined America from its inception.

For almost four centuries, the Anglo-Protestant culture of the founding settlers has been the central and the lasting component of American identity. One has only to ask: Would America be the America it is today if in the 17th and 18th centuries it had been settled not by British Protestants but by French, Spanish, or Portuguese Catholics? The answer is no. It would not be America; it would be Quebec, Mexico, or Brazil.

America’s Anglo-Protestant culture has combined political and social institutions and practices inherited from England, including most notably the English language, together with the concepts and values of dissenting Protestantism, which faded in England but which the settlers brought with them and which took on new life on the new continent. At the beginning, as Alden T. Vaughan has said,

“almost everything was fundamentally English: the forms of land ownership and cultivation, the system of government and the basic format of laws and legal procedures, the choices of entertainment and leisure-time pursuits, and innumerable other aspects of colonial life.”

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., concurs:

“the language of the new nation, its laws, its institutions, its political ideas, its literature, its customs, its precepts, its prayers, primarily derived from Britain.”22

With adaptations and modifications, this original culture persisted for three hundred years. Two hundred years after John Jay in 1789 identified six central elements Americans had in common, one of these, common ancestry, no longer existed. Several of the five others—language, religion, principles of government, manners and customs, war experience—had been modified or diluted. Yet in their fundamentals Jay’s components of American identity, although challenged, still defined American culture in the 20th century. Protestantism has been of primary and continuing importance. With respect to language, the efforts of 18th-century German settlers in Pennsylvania to make German the equal of English infuriated Benjamin Franklin, among others, and did not succeed.23 At least until the appearance of bilingualism and large concentrations of Spanish-speaking immigrants in Miami and the Southwest, America was unique as a huge country of more than 200 million people virtually all speaking the same language.

During the 19th century and until the late 20th century, immigrants were in various ways compelled, induced, and persuaded to adhere to the central elements of the Anglo-Protestant culture. Contemporary cultural pluralists, multiculturalists, and spokesmen for ethnic and racial minorities testify to the success of these efforts. Southern and Eastern European immigrants, Michael Novak poignantly commented in 1977, were pressured to become “American” by adapting to Anglo-American culture: Americanization “was a process of vast psychic repression.” In similar language, Will Kymlicka in 1995 argued that prior to the 1960s, immigrants “were expected to shed their distinctive heritage and assimilate entirely to existing cultural norms”, which he labeled the “Anglo-conformity model.”24

These critics are right. Throughout American history, people who were not white Anglo-Saxon Protestants have become Americans by adopting its Anglo-Protestant culture and political values. This benefited them and the country.

Millions of immigrants and their children achieved wealth, power and status in American society precisely because they assimilated themselves into the prevailing American culture. Hence there is no validity to the claim that Americans have to choose between a white, racist, WASP-ish ethnic identity, on the one hand, and an abstract, shallow civic identity dependent on commitment to certain political principles, on the other. The core of their identity is the culture that the settlers created, which generations of immigrants have absorbed, and which gave birth to the American Creed. At the heart of that culture has been Protestantism.

Religiosity distinguishes America from most other Western societies. Americans are also overwhelmingly Christian, which distinguishes them from many non-Western peoples. Their religiosity leads Americans to see the world in terms of good and evil to a much greater extent than most other peoples. The leaders of other societies often find this religiosity not only extraordinary but also exasperating for the deep moralism it engenders in the consideration of political, economic and social issues.

Religion and nationalism have gone hand in hand in the history of the West. As the historian Adrian Hastings has shown, the former often defined the content of the latter: “Every ethnicity is shaped significantly by religion just as it is by language. . . . [In Europe,] Christianity has shaped national formation.”25 The connection between religion and nationalism was alive and well at the end of the 20th century. Those countries that are more religious tend to be more nationalist. A survey of 41 countries found that those societies in which more people gave a “high” rating to the importance of God in their life were also those in which more people were “very proud” of their country.26

Within countries, individuals who are more religious also tend to be more nationalist. A 1983 survey of 15, mostly European, countries found that “in every country surveyed, those who said they were not religious are less likely to be proud of their country.” On average, the difference is 11 percent. Most European peoples rank low in their belief in God and their pride in country. America ranks with Ireland and Poland, close to the top on both dimensions. Catholicism is essential to Irish and Polish national identity. The dissenting Protestant heritage is central to America’s. Americans are overwhelmingly committed to both God and country and see them as inseparable. In a world in which religion shapes the allegiances, the alliances and the antagonisms of people on every continent, it should not be surprising if Americans again turn to religion to find their national identity and their national purpose.

Significant elements of American elites are favorably disposed to America becoming a cosmopolitan society. Other elites wish it to assume an imperial role. The overwhelming bulk of the American people are committed to a national alternative and to preserving and strengthening the American identity of centuries.

America becomes the world. The world becomes America. America remains America. Cosmopolitan? Imperial? National? The choices Americans make will shape their future as a nation and the future of the world.



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Posted November 23 2005


Government works in strange ways.  Sometimes they pass major bills, send out press releases, create extraordinary situations to make national news.  Mostly, it operates in the dark, quietly and you have to look at small news items and then put them together to see a pattern.

1.  The Feds closed down 13 motels in Phoenix that harbored illegal aliens--then started legal proceedings to take them over.
2.  The Feds raided a Wal Mart warehouse in Illinois and arrested 125 illegal aliens, shut down the project--costing Wal Mart lots of money.  At the same time numerous other Wal Mart's were raided, with dozens arrested.
3.  The Feds ended the "catch and release" of illegal aliens from nations other than Mexico.  While the tens of thousands are not much in comparison to the numbers coming from Mexico, it is a good start.
4.  Several cities are now refusing to create "Labor Centers"--fancy term for employment office for illegal aliens.
5.  A leading Member of Congress promoting illegal aliens, Cong. Jim Kolbe of Arizona (GOP) announced he will not run for re-election.
6.  Simi Valley is finally using the health and zoning laws to close down houses that have 15-25 people living in them.  Other cities could do the same.
7.  The Minutemen movement is catching the attention of citizens who want the government to act.

I could mention more examples, but we are finally moving in the right direction.  Voters are asking the tough questions about this.  Candidates for Congress that voted for drivers licenses for illegal aliens, supported Matricula Consular cards, in state tuition for illegal aliens to go to state colleges, etc. have had to apologize, claim it was all a mistake, ask forgiveness and promise never to do that again.

The pressure needs to continue.  We should be asking our local officials to enforce the health, safety and zoning laws.  We need to stop the funding of government run centers to hire illegal aliens.  Counties need to close down Home Depots, Costco's and other locations that illegal aliens use to get hired.  Close the stores for a few days as "crime scenes" and see how quickly this practice ends.  All of this can be done without a single new piece of legislation.  It is just the enforcement of the laws.

We need to enforce out banking laws.  Every loan to an illegal alien discriminates against honest immigrants and citizens.  Wells Fargo, Bank of America and the rest of the industry are concentrating on illegals are a profit center--hence helping drive up the cost of housing as well.

Lastly, the Census Bureau need to fix its system of counting.  Illegal aliens should never be counted for the purpose of the census.  This gives illegal aliens representation in Congress, taking away fair representation from honest citizens and immigrants.  We have time to ask our Congressional delegation to get those rules fixed.

But, there is no doubt we are finally seeing progress.  Victory can not be declared, but we are on the right road.

This is FRANK DISCUSSION NOT LECTURE FOR CONSERVATIVES.  This is your opportunity to be heard by the media, elected officials and activists.  Do not email me with your comments.  Post them directly on the web site at Go to the topic, which is in blue, click on it, go to the bottom, read the other comments and write, then post your own.  Join the debate.


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916 - Posted by Playa Pete on 2005-11-23 04:41:03

Illegal aliens are just that, ILLEGAL! They are not undocumented, they are here ILLEGALLY! They only stay because someone hires them. List those who hire them, and begin a boycott against them. It's so simple!!!

917 - Posted by Mike Sciutto on 2005-11-23 04:44:59

The items you mention are all good news of a sort but they really don't address the easiest way to stop illegal immigration. The reason the illegals come here is to be able to send money back to the homeland. You want to stop illegals, stop the money! We have plenty of laws on the books on money laundering, start applying them! Anyone wishing to wire money out of the country should be required to show proof of citizenship, no ID, no currency transfer. In addition to enforcing the law against employers that hire illegals, just follow the money! If it's earned here it stays here unless sent out of the country by a citizen. Any citizen consistently sending large somes of money out of the country should get investigated. If they have legitimate, legal reasons, no problem, otherwise arrest them, seize their assets and apply them to the national debt! Two problems solved!!! Sadly, all the legal tools needed to address the current problems are already on the books, our politicians are getting paid off or scared off of fulfilling their responsibilities. We need to elect better leaders!!!

918 - Posted by Brian Ashurst on 2005-11-23 04:51:02

As an immigrant myself, I had to jump through all the hoops to get here--and I have an American wife! Once here, I did not take a penny of public assistance but paid my own way, starting with quite menial jobs. Obviously I believe the law must be enforced. However the question of public policy is another matter entirely. Every Western country has a falling birthrate (thanks in part to abortion--that's why the US is short 20+ million workers). I believe immigration quotas should be much more generous, both here and elsewhere, but that every immigrant should have to pass the usual tests and no illegal immigrant should be allowed to stay. Companies needing foreign workers should be allowed to sponsor them under the new more generous arrangements and would face heavy penalties for circumventing the law. If this policy was agreed and enforced rigidly, I would accept almost any arrangement for illegals here today as a reasonable price to pay.

919 - Posted by MS on 2005-11-23 05:01:26

Playa Pete, Good idea on the list the employers and boycott them thing. Sadly it would be most of the food/agriculture businesses and the boycott wouldn't hurt them. Better to fine and/or jail the owners. In the short run food prices might rise but in the long run we should see a reduction in other "societal" costs. We'll need to watch the politicians closely since they'll find other ways to spend the emergency room or school money that is no longer being spent on illegals. Like any "big" project, reversing the illegal trend will take time and will but we can do it! We are also going to have to take a hard line with the Mexican government. They depend on illegals dollars to fund the corrupt Mexican system and to absorb the excess population that might just have to stay home and start a revolution against all that government corruption!

920 - Posted by bohica on 2005-11-23 06:01:13

They are still tOo light on people coming in from all point of entry. All points of entry need to be closed for the next ten years. Then we should hunt each illegal down as if they were a dog. One we get enough to fill a C-131 we should then give them a one day school on how how to do a HALO jump with an automatic deploying chute. Then it time to take them over the jump zone and send them home by air mail. This is for all men , women and children. Then and only then will they get the message...

921 - Posted by S.A. Long on 2005-11-23 07:23:07

Great ideas are given here; let’s implement them all! If workers are needed, let’s develop guest worker programs that work, without amnesty. This country has come to the place where those who are here illegally receive more “free” benefits/rights than the legal citizens who pay for them!! Let's list the bennies: free medical care (they just don't pay the bill), walk-in job placement centers, fee Spanish to English interpreters (as needed), free K-12 education (with bi-lingual teachers/administrators to assure good communication and parental involvement!!), immediate citizenship for every child born on US soil (with the likelihood that the illegal parents will not be deported because we would not send their “legal” children with them), free ESL classes, and a slew of politicians and activists lobbying for their "rights." Our unemployed legal workers’ are not even entitled to such services! What starving family or gold digging individual in his right mind would not try to enter this coutry anyway possible??? With an estimated 1.1 million illegals entering the US annually is it any wonder hospitals, school districts, municipalities, and the federal government are near bankrupt? This is insanity!

922 - Posted by Al Johnson on 2005-11-23 08:21:53

We lived on the CA/Mexico border for years and saw pregnant woman come across to give birth in order to receive U.S. citizenship and medical, etc. benefits free. This law also needs to be changed. If the mother is not a citizen, then the child has no right to citizenship.

923 - Posted by Al Johnson on 2005-11-23 08:21:53

We lived on the CA/Mexico border for years and saw pregnant woman come across to give birth in order to receive U.S. citizenship and medical, etc. benefits free. This law also needs to be changed. If the mother is not a citizen, then the child has no right to citizenship.

924 - Posted by greg lang on 2005-11-24 10:05:49

This seems to be a very good, albeit late, start with this very serious issue. Illegal means just what the word says...against the law. Closing stores for a few days doesn't do a thing. We have to cost these companies serious money in fines, which means going to the tops of these companies, even if that means, jail times, lose of jobs, personal fines, etc. In the long run, shareholders and the public, i.e.: you and me, will benefit. As far as continualing to allow immigration to our country, I agree that we should close our borders to all immigration for at least ten years. No more "free" health care, no more allowing the obvious fifteen people living in one house, no drivers licenses for illegal alliens, and very strict enforcement of deporting those who are here illegally. That would include children born here of illegal parents. Our schools are already overburdened by people who don't know English and have no thoughts of learning the English language. This tactic of bi-lingual teaching is absurd. Anywhere else in the world, when one goes/lives there, they are expected/demanded to learn that language. Why not here. In my area I see signs not bilingual but in a foreign language only-maybe I'm wrong, but I thought that was against the law. Anyways, lets keep up and encourage enforcement of current laws and enact new stricter laws defending our country.

925 - Posted by Ray, Red Bluff on 2005-11-24 12:22:39

The Feds closing down and starting confiscation proceedures on the 13 motels in Phoenix, is a good start. But has a mimimal effect. When they start closing down and confiscating businesses and the large corporate farms that hire the illegals, the borders will automatically close. If they dry up the job market there will be no more incentive for illegal immigration. As long as there are more than twelv million American citizens unemployed there is no reason or excuse for any kind of guest worker program.

926 - Posted by Debbie on 2005-11-24 08:18:43

We could end this invasion very simply if we change just one word in the Constitution! The word "person" to the word "citizen." We could end all the freebies for them. They cannot exist here with their six and eight kids on minimum wage. They always have several in the family getting AFDC, welfare, food stamps, WIC Program, etc., etc. But if that one word were changed, we could very easily refuse them all those freebies. They'd quit coming in a heartbeat! No one can support a family of eight on minimum wage! By the way, ALL that money that they send back to Mexico is usually earned "under the table," too. They aren't even paying taxes in most cases! I know many right in my own community who are lying about their yearly income and are collecting all the freebies -- and no one ever checks! If we'd just change that one word in the Constitution (person to citizen), we could refuse them all of it -- the free education, the free medical care -- all of it!

927 - Posted by dick on 2005-11-25 10:50:41

Forget Guest Worker programs there is no shortage of workers in this contry, only people who will not work for starvation wages.

928 - Posted by Michael A. Jackson on 2005-11-26 07:02:35

We do not have a worker shortage; we have businesses that want a free ride. In the free market, if you cannot hire sufficient employees at the pay you are offering, then you have to raise the pay, not get taxpayer subsidized workers. If you cannot provide your services paying the wages that are sufficient to attract legal workers, you should not be subsidized with taxpayer money; you should modernize or go out of business. Slave owners had similar arguments for picking cotton, yet amazing without the slaves they had to modernize and the cotton still made it to market. When California ended their guest worker program, the tomato industry developed a better tomato and tomato picking machine, they would not have done that with a guest worker/willing worker/temporary worker program in place. Enough codling of industries that in the long run are destroying California with failing schools, closing emergency rooms, and ever increasing congestion.

929 - Posted by Tom Andres on 2005-11-26 08:51:15

Brian Ashurst writes: “As an immigrant myself … Obviously I believe the law must be enforced. However the question of public policy is another matter entirely. Every Western country has a falling birthrate ... I believe immigration quotas should be much more generous, both here and elsewhere, but that every immigrant should have to pass the usual tests and no illegal immigrant should be allowed to stay. " It is said by experts that the US already takes in more immigrants than all other 200 or so nations in the world combined. That this is still thought insufficient by mass immigration apologists shows how untenable is their policy position. This terrible “falling birthrate” problem of Western countries (The US has been overpopulated for many years, and its population was just about to level off this century when we started in on our current immigration binge beginning in ‘65-70) assumes that we are such economic prisoners of never-ending growth that even when we reach the population level of China or India, we still must continue to grow in numbers. All this would be a disaster enough if it were just numbers, but add to that the political and media elite’s religion of "multiculturalism," and it is a nightmare. Teeming multiculturism, made ever worse by mass legal and illegal immigration, will be the death of the West, and the good things that the immigrants came here to share, as France is beginning to find out. It has nothing to do with being against individual immigrants, like the admirable poster, who I welcome, or being "anti-immigrant," as so many who want to keep the flood gates open as wide as possible charge.

930 - Posted by Tom Belvin on 2005-11-27 06:36:49

Tom Andres speaks the truth and I would add; look at the immigration rare of 1930!The illegals will not stop till the economy gets that bad. Our military's job is to protect our country! Bring most of them home to guard the borders and search the ships & trucks. Illegal drugs do far more damage than bombs. Indeed, lets enforce the laws we have. They get enforced on me!

947 - Posted by Jamie on 2005-11-30 09:28:13

One change in the law that needs to be made is the citizenship of children born to illegal or even temporary legal mothers. If you are born in other countries, you are entitled to "dual citizenship". That means you are legal, but the parents are not. If you want to return once of legal age, you will be admitted by right of citizenship. The baby doesn't get to act as an automatic passport or permanent entry for the parents. I suppose if they wanted to leave the baby behind when returning the home country, they could, but not too many couples would choose that option.

Population growth is a major problem. Steps must be encouraged now to reduce population world wide. Corporations seeking profits need to change their models from constant growth to constant improvement of old products to new that raises living standards world wide. Since 1800 the world has gone from 1 billion to 6 billion with 9 billion expected by 2050 if nothing changes. That is a recipe for economic and environmental disaster. China has taken the horrid drastic step of the "one child" policy. The West needs to do this voluntarily in order to avoid abortions of unwanted children. It will still take 150 years to steadily decrease down to the 3 billion people that the earth can support with food and water for all. We simply may be running out of time.

Illegal aliens are just that "illegal". The only way to stop it, is by fining and/or jailing employers that hire them. The price of lettuce may go up because employers will be forced to pay living wages to their employees in order to attract people to do the jobs, but costs will go down in medical care, welfare, prison costs etc. that are currently supported by taxpayers. The current system encourages employers to pay the lowest wages and undercuts the American middle class and steadily divides Americans into the haves and have nots, again a recipe for disaster as taxpayers pick up the tab of the "safety net".

Our educational system is falling farther and farther behind the rest of the world in the sciences that then leads to more importation of workers from the rest of the world and again undercuts the wages of those citizens who do get advanced degrees in these fields.

While I welcome legal immigrants (my father was one), we need a moratorium on immigration until some of the vast numbers we have are absorbed. Even France has figured this one out from the recent riots: Shut down immigration until the current population is educated and absorbed into the economic life of the country. We need to encourage the second and third generations or the immigrants we already have to become Americans and that means fully educated, English speaking with a stake in America's history and values. This doesn't mean destroying their heritage, that can be celebrated in their own communities just as past immigrants have their German, British, Italian etc. holidays, but don't cater to it in a PC fashion that separates them from the whole of what it means to be American.


Two Tons of Marijuana Found in Tunnel
By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, The New York Times

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 26, 2006) - Drug smugglers have dug one of the longest, most sophisticated tunnels discovered in recent years along the Mexican border, and the American and Mexican authorities have hauled nearly two tons of marijuana out of it since they entered it on Wednesday, officials said.

The tunnel is 60 feet below ground at some points, five feet high, and nearly half a mile long, extending from a warehouse near the international airport in Tijuana, Mexico, to a vacant industrial building in Otay Mesa, Calif., about 20 miles southeast of downtown San Diego. The sophistication of the tunnel surprised officials, who found it outfitted with a concrete floor, electricity, lights and ventilation and groundwater pumping systems.

The authorities said a tip led to the discovery.

"The tunnel is absolutely amazing," said Michael Unzueta, special agent in charge for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's San Diego office. "It is probably the biggest tunnel on the southern border so far."

On the American side, agents found about 200 pounds of marijuana in the building in Otay Mesa, which had several bays for tractor-trailers. On the Mexican side, drug agents found a pulley system at the entrance to the shaft and several thousand pounds of marijuana and hauled it out for several hours Wednesday. Mexican authorities also found seven cellphones, two trucks, a van and various documents in the warehouse, according to a statement from the Mexican attorney general's office.

The customs enforcement agency, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Border Patrol are sending a forensics team from Los Angeles to determine how long the tunnel has been in use.

The tunnel is one of the latest to be found along the border. Most are attributed to Mexican drug cartels searching for ways to move contraband into the United States, but some appear to be the work of smugglers of illegal immigrants.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, when border security was tightened, agents have uncovered 21 tunnels of varying degrees of length and sophistication, from "gopher holes" to engineered marvels like Wednesday's discovery, Mr. Unzueta said.

The builders, he said, "had to have access to money and somebody with a strong construction and engineering background."

"Our quick assumption is it's the drug cartels," he said.

The tunnel, Mr. Unzueta added after touring it, " is almost like a mineshaft."

Wednesday's discovery was the result of a tip investigated by a task force of federal agents devoted to tunnels. On Monday, they narrowed their search to the area in Otay Mesa and notified Mexican agents about what they suspected was the opening of the tunnel near the airport.

Both sides began digging. Mexican agents discovered a concrete-lined, 85-foot-deep shaft in a warehouse, descended, walked through the tunnel and popped up on the American side, Mr. Unzueta said. Officials on each side are searching records to determine who owns the buildings.

Also on Wednesday, several miles west of the big tunnel, the authorities found a smaller one — about two feet underground and extending 30 feet across the border near a storm drain — after a United States Border Patrol vehicle hit a sinkhole.

01/26/06 22:41 EST

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Mar 24, 2006 2:09 pm US/Pacific

Thousands Rally For Immigrants' Rights

(CBS) PHOENIX Thousands of people across the country protested Friday against legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants, with demonstrators in such cities as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Atlanta staging school walkouts, marches and work stoppages.

Congress is considering bills that would make it a felony to be illegally in the United States, impose new penalties on employers who hire illegal immigrants and erect fences along one-third of the U.S.-Mexican border. The proposals have angered many Hispanics.

The Los Angeles demonstration led to fights between black and Hispanic students at one high school, but the protests were largely peaceful, authorities said.

Chantal Mason, a sophomore at George Washington Preparatory High, said black students jumped Hispanic students as they left classes to protest a bill passed the House in December that would make it a felony to be in the U.S. illegally.

"It was horrible, horrible," Mason said. "It's ridiculous that a bunch of black students would jump on Latinos like that, knowing they're trying to get their freedom."

In Phoenix, police said 10,000 demonstrators marched to the office of Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, co-sponsor of a bill that would give illegal immigrants up to five years to leave the country. The turnout clogged a major thoroughfare.

"They're here for the American Dream," said Malissa Greer, 29, who joined a crowd estimated by police to be at least 10,000 strong. "God created all of us. He's not a God of the United States, he's a God of the world."

Kyl had no immediate comment on the rally.

At least 500 students at Huntington Park High School near Los Angeles walked out of classes in the morning. Hundreds of the students, some carrying Mexican flags, walked down the middle of Los Angeles streets, police cruisers behind them.

The students visited two other area high schools, trying to encourage students to join their protest, but the schools were locked down to keep students from leaving, said Los Angeles district spokeswoman Monica Carazo.

In Georgia, activists said tens of thousands of workers did not show up at their jobs Friday after calls for a work stoppage to protest a bill passed by the Georgia House on Thursday.

That bill, which has yet to gain Senate approval, would deny state services to adults living in the U.S. illegally and impose a 5 percent surcharge on wire transfers from illegal immigrants.

Supporters say the Georgia measure is vital to homeland security and frees up limited state services for people legally entitled to them. Opponents say it unfairly targets workers meeting the demands of some of the state's largest industries.

Teodoro Maus, an organizer of the Georgia protest, estimated as many as 80,000 Hispanics did not show up for work. About 200 converged on the steps of the Georgia Capitol, some wrapped in Mexican flags and holding signs reading: "Don't panic, we're Hispanic" and "We have a dream, too."

Jennifer Garcia worried what would the proposal would do to her family. She said her husband is an illegal Mexican immigrant.

"If they send him back to Mexico, who's going to take care of them and me?" Garcia said of herself and her four children. "This is the United States. We need to come together and be a whole."

On Thursday, thousands of people filled the streets of Milwaukee for what was billed as "A Day Without Latinos" to protest efforts in Congress to target undocumented workers. Police estimated more than 10,000 people joined the demonstrations and march to downtown Milwaukee. Organizers put the number at 30,000.

(© 2006 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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U.S. Is Hiring Hong Kong Company To Do Nuke Scans
An issue related to the Dubai ports controversy suggests the issue of port security may still be alive as a controversy after all:
In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.

The administration acknowledges the no-bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American customs agents present.
If you recall, when the Dubai ports firestorm broke you saw various gradations of opposition to it. Some objected to an Arab country being involved in any management whatsoever of American ports (no matter how indirect) due to security reasons. Then there was another segment of the opposition in Congress and elsewhere that wanted to nix American ports being run in the future by foreign companies.

Critics got assurances from the administration. But the focus was on major U.S. ports. The question now will be whether the issue of who handles the cargo that goes into U.S. ports will also become an issue in an election year, given the firestorm over the Dubai ports deal:
The administration is negotiating a second no-bid contract for a Philippine company to install radiation detectors in its home country, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. At dozens of other overseas ports, foreign governments are primarily responsible for scanning cargo.

While President Bush recently reassured Congress that foreigners would not manage security at U.S. ports, the Hutchison deal in the Bahamas illustrates how the administration is relying on foreign companies at overseas ports to safeguard cargo headed to the United States.

Hutchison Whampoa is the world's largest ports operator and among the industry's most-respected companies. It was an early adopter of U.S. anti-terror measures. But its billionaire chairman, Li Ka-Shing, also has substantial business ties to China's government that have raised U.S. concerns over the years.

"Li Ka-Shing is pretty close to a lot of senior leaders of the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party," said Larry M. Wortzel, head of a U.S. government commission that studies China security and economic issues. But Wortzel said Hutchison operates independently from Beijing, and he described Li as "a very legitimate international businessman."
So the first issue that sparked bipartisan outcry was a deal where a Dubai-based company would be involved in managing major U.S. ports. Will a deal involving a Hong Kong company being put in charge of nuke scans become a big controversy as well? And, if it does, what will it say (again) about the quality of political prep work being done at the White House?



Aztlan Arising: 700,000+ March in Los Angeles

"La Gran Marcha" surpasses all expectations

Ernesto Cienfuegos
La Voz de Aztlan

Los Angeles, Alta California - March 26, 2006 - (ACN) Yesterday's march and rally for immigrant rights in downtown Los Angeles is the largest in the city's history. Never has the "City of Angels" seen so many demonstrators filling the streets of the city's center. The sleeping giant has finally awaken giving rise to a new immigrant civil rights movement of unprecedented proportions.

The leadership of the various participating groups demonstrated extraordinary organizational skills. Much credit goes to the over 700,000 marchers, that included entire families, for their superb orderly behavior. There was not one act of violence even though the vile "Minutemen Vigilantes" had made threats against "La Gran Marcha" on their websites.

The size of the pro-immigrant march and rally surprised the world and the nation. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department made a statement on Thursday, to the local media, that they expected between 10,000 to 15,000 to participate in the march. What a surprise they received on Saturday! The LAPD is now reporting that over 500,000 participated but the true number is actually over 700,000., an organization with a lot of experience in organizing mass marches and rallies, estimate that over 1 million participated. The Aztlan Research Institute, however, utilizing sophisticated crowd counting methodologies, estimates a figure of over 700,000.

What does the immense success of "La Gran Marcha" mean to Mexicanos and other Latinos? It simply means that we now have the numbers, the political will and the organizational skills to direct our own destinies and not be subservient to the White and Jewish power structures. It means that we can now undertake bigger and more significant mass actions to achieve total political and economic liberation like that being proposed by Juan José Gutiérrez, President of Movimiento Latino USA. Juan José Gutiérrez is proposing that the coalition that organized "La Gran Marcha" meet in Arizona or Texas on April 8 to "organize a mass boycott (huelga) against the economy of the USA" to take place on May 1, May 5 or May 19.

A major reason for the great success of "La Gran Marcha" was the strong participation of labor unions and the Catholic Church. This same alliance contributed to the success of Lech Walesa's "Solidarity Movement" in the Republic of Poland. This can be done in Aztlan as well. If the racist "Sensenbrenner Legislation" passes the US Senate, there is no doubt that a massive civil disobedience movement will emerge. Eventually labor union power can merge with the immigrant civil rights and "Immigrant Sanctuary" movements to enable us to either form a new political party or to do heavy duty reforming of the existing Democratic Party. The next and final steps would follow and that is to elect our own governors of all the states within Aztlan.

Thousands of students walkout of LAUSD high schools on Friday March 24.
The great success of "La Gran Marcha" also means that the time has come to organize and politicize our great number of youths that are just festering in many of our school districts. The walkouts in Los Angeles of thousands of Mexican and Latino students from Huntington Park, South Gate, Southeast, Jordan, Montebello, Garfield and Roosevelt High Schools on Friday, one day before "La Gran Marcha", only shows that they are now ready to be mobilized and advised on how they can improve their educations. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villagairosa, a Los Angeles Unified School District victim himself before he turned his life around, is already undertaking a bold moved to wrestle control of the district from a Jewish dominated school board and a White superintendent that are just fleecing the schools of much needed funds. School board Jews like Julie Korenstein, Marlene Canter, David Tokofsky, Jon Lauritzen and Mike Lansing are just enriching themselves and their cronies through crooked deals involving school construction projects, and contracts with so called consultants and vendors. The LAUSD is the second largest in the nation, next to New York, with a multi-billion dollar annual budget. It has an overwhelming Mexican and Latino student population. Jews have their own private schools so why are 5 Jews out of 7 school board members interested in governing the school district? The answer is all too obvious. La Voz de Aztlan has interviewed LAUSD teachers that complained that they have to buy, with their own money, pencils, paper and other school supplies that the district should provide. Something has to be done and Mayor Villaraigosa is on the right track

We thank the many marchers for the sacrifice they made on Saturday. Many came from as far as San Diego and San Francisco. They came in on buses, trains, trucks, RV's , motorcycles and autos. Some came the night before and slept in their vehicles. Entire families arrived from Fresno, San Jose and Coachella. One family of eight included a grandmother, father, mother, daughters, and sons. One section in the march consisted of at least 20 on wheel chairs. They all came to Los Angeles and made history. This great city will never be the same!

"Aqui estamos y no nos vamos y si nos devuelven. . . regresamos!"


The Future of Aztlan  See:


Reconquista -
The Current Invasion Map

Lou Dobbs - Refers To Illegals
As An Invading Army

Illegal Alien Racism, Hate Growing

'We Have Got To Eliminate The Gringos'

Racism Really Is One Way Street


hi 3f

I was listening to a talk radio show and they had pulled the records of the support groups for these demonstrations in California. They listed all the groups that filed permits, organized or contributed funding. They went back and drew linkage to groups that were sub-sponsors for the main support groups. I wish I had a list of the groups so that I could post it.

What do you think that they found? The groups were traced back to 5 or 6 communist support groups and 3 or 4 Islamic "freedom" groups. No kidding. I joke you not.

It is true that there is a movement to take back land that was acquired by the US from Mexico. To say that the US stole it from Mexico is not true. The Mexican American war started when Mexico sent troops into four or five border states. Texas, Arizona, California, etc. The war ended with US troops in control of Mexico City.  A treaty was agreed upon, that paid Mexico millions for the purchase of the border states with the agreement that Mexico would lay down arms and never invade the US again.

Just as Alaska was purchased from Russia for millions, the border states were purchased from Mexico.

There is a movement to take back the border states from the US. This isn't new. However, what is being disclosed is that the movement was being fueled by groups that have special interests. The groups that I mentioned above. Where this started out as manipulation from foreign interests, it is now becoming ingrained into Mexican culture.

You are not blowing it out of proportion. It is very real. What is very disturbing is that the truth is not being reported and Congress has an agenda in opposite of the US people. There are at least 20 million aliens, not 11 million from S. America. If given US citizenship, those 20 million can legally bring their entire immediate family to the US. The Democrats want votes. The Republicans want cheap labor.

For you and I, and our health insurance and our medical benefits, we will pay the price. Our children and our schools are paying the price. That is not even to mention what an additional 60 to 80 million voters would do with our elected officials. It is the necessity and the right of all nations to control their borders. All nations must. If they do not, I think that you see as well as I see what will happen.


....i've read about this "aztlan" movement for several years; thought it was just something being blown out of proportion but i "thunk" differently now......

....and that's a shame too, 'cause i really do like the culture and cuisine........and that's not intended to be a joke or anything;  i believe most of the People from and down in Mexico are of good heart and Spirit....but it's the few "bad apples" that are stirring up the pot of harmony and trying to destroy this wonderful nation, our Sovereignty and unity....

....and to make this "fit" the paranormal/unusual focus, i'll pitch in one other opinion..........these "marauding Mexicans" are being manipulated into their frenzy by that invisible cabal that wants total dominion over humanity and the world...... keeping chaos and negativity high, Peace can never be achieved.....


On a radio interview by Jeff Rense, Frosty Woolridge says the marchers are
claiming that Los Angeles is theirs. 500,000 Mexicans were marching and
chanting in Spanish. In Chicago, and Denver and Phoenix there were masses of
Mexicans marching as well. There were no white people to protest against
the Mexicans. Only Mexican flags were seen.

Frosty says that the magazine, 'Mexicana', given out free on Mexican airlines,
the cover says, "Los Angeles is Ours!"

This is an invasion of a soveriegn nation, by a foreign nation, when you see
foreign flags flown on on our land. There is no doubt that our country is
under seige.

See: map: racist army invasion:

If white people went up against these masses such as in Phoenix, Los
or Chicago, there would be man to man war in the streets.
These are insurgents in our country, they do not want to assimilate into
America or become part of America, they are here to promote Mexico in this

See: (Its in English)

The sleeping giant has finally awakened giving rise to a new immigrant civil
rights movement of unprecedented proportions.

The great success of "La Gran Marcha" also means that the time has come to
organize and politicize our great number of youths that are just festering
in many of our school districts. The walkouts in Los Angeles of thousands of
Mexican and Latino students from Huntington Park, South Gate, Southeast,
Jordan, Montebello, Garfield and Roosevelt High Schools on Friday, one day
before "La Gran Marcha", only shows that they are now ready to be mobilized
and advised on how they can improve their educations. Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio Villagairosa, a Los Angeles Unified School District victim himself
before he turned his life around, is already undertaking a bold moved to
wrestle control of the district from a Jewish dominated school board and a
White superintendent that are just fleecing the schools of much needed
funds. School board Jews like Julie Korenstein, Marlene Canter, David
Tokofsky, Jon Lauritzen and Mike Lansing are just enriching themselves and
their cronies through crooked deals involving school construction projects,
and contracts with so called consultants and vendors. The LAUSD is the
second largest in the nation, next to New York, with a multi billion dollar
annual budget. It has an overwhelming Mexican and Latino student population.
Jews have their own private schools so why are 5 Jews out of 7 school board
members interested in governing the school district? The answer is all too
obvious. La Voz de Aztlan has interviewed LAUSD teachers that complained
that they have to buy, with their own money, pencils, paper and other school
supplies that the district should provide. Something has to be done and
Mayor Villaraigosa is on the right track

On May 5 or 19, there will be an economic boycott of America by the Mexicans
because they now have the will and the organizational skills through Mexican
radio personalities, to take down America.

Be prepared. Don't say you haven't been told.


See the Real Time Immigration Counters is dedicated to those concerned about how their borders and immigration laws are being managed. It shows the realities of illegal immigration and challenges the popular myths. It's obvious that our elected officials have "allowed" the immigration program to be largely broken. Our officials are charged with having the responsibility for oversight of the immigration policies and have failed to do so. It's not that they aren't capable or don't have the resources. The same government managed the liberation of Europe from tyranny, placed men on the moon in the 1960's, bailed out failing economies around the world and manages an Internal Revenue Service capable of pursuing someone owing $50 in back taxes. Honest immigrants who follow the immigration laws have waded through a confusing bureaucracy often for 10 years or longer to become citizens, clearly there's a problem. After decades of watching these problems grow, America is waking up to the seriousness of what's really at-hand. Because of the quick actions of informed citizens, the 347 page Immigration Reform Act was exposed of its many weaknesses (20 loopholes are listed below left). It was suspect when a complex problem that has been ignored for decades suddenly gets "a bill living in the shadows" and requires a quick vote. Some representatives are now wisely suggesting that these problems be addressed with smaller bills to fix immigration in incremental priority rather than trying to fix the entire problem at once, an impossible task. Securing the borders, enforce the existing laws, punish employers and curbing social services must be a priority. Remove the many "magnets" and significant self-deportation will result. Being soft on illegal immigrants caught in crimes and not deported must stop, no other country would allow this. Mistakes have been made in past attempts to fix illegal immigration, we cannot afford any more.

America must have an immigration bill that reflects the real-word concerns of our communities in balance with the business lobby, burgeoning government service agencies and certain pro big government officials who envision their expanding dependent class. Our forefathers immigration principles cannot be disregarded, citizenship is not for sale to federal law breakers with credit cards. These concerns are not about selfishly protecting the country at the exclusion of anyone new, it's about being a nation of laws, the same laws and responsibilities for everyone which has nothing to do with racism. History cannot be re-wound as some activists would like in their "Reconquista," to re-conquer the land as in the days of the Pueblo People, a land of barrenness before the borders were established. Every developed country now has immigration laws, without them sovereignty and national identity is weakened, security is lost and a perpetual string of problems result. The United States naturalization laws have been established since 1790. Since 1929, illegal entry into the United States has been a federal crime. Most Americans respect the laws while raising their children to do the same, yet they know about those in the country that violate not only the immigration laws but virtually every law. They notice the unscrupulous businesses that hire them and the government agencies that cater to them at great expense, it's obvious the government has allowed this problem to grow. Government agencies and lobbyist have a convenient history of underestimating statistics and costs. If a "path to citizenship" (Amnesty) is offered they'll quickly realize there are significantly more than 10-11M in the country. This would also be an offense to the millions of honest immigrants who've become citizens through the established legal process, not trying to see what they can get away with in the shadows. To live and work in America must remain an invited and controlled privilege, not to be gained by back-door tactics.

Illegal aliens are not "victims" who need America to rescue them. About 80% of illegal aliens are from Mexico, yet Mexico is the 13th most prosperous country in the world with a 2006 GDP of $1.134 trillion that leads Canada. The traditional "bail out" relationship America has with Mexico is one that they're more than willing to continue but is not  necessary and is actually harming Latin America. The real issues are wider than media clips of harvesting crops, feeding their families or emotional photos of parents being deported apart from their anchor child, something extremely rare. Illegal immigrants know that having an anchor child greatly reduces their chances of being deported. Yet the same journalists are not sympathetic about American parents separated from their children when they're caught breaking the law. In fact, a significant number of illegal aliens are single males with no families to feed.  In the real-world, for decades Americans have witnessed millions of illegals openly display undesirable activities and yet enjoy special treatment that our citizens don't receive; catch-and-release, a type of sanctuary status that diplomats don't get, failure to appear in court, immigrant gangs, drug and human smuggling, violent crimes, massive I.D. fraud, illegal voting, DUI, hit-and-run and massive amounts of various motor vehicle violations, tax free incomes, free social services including housing and food stamps, free emergency room care, public school enrollments, a full range of medical services for family members as a result of chain migration to include elderly parents who draw on the healthcare system and maternity care for their anchor babies. If this weren't enough they then wave their foreign flags in the streets of America demanding their rights, yet they don't have the courage to demonstrate in their native countries to fix their own countries problems. Across the nation District Attorney's routinely cut plea bargains with illegals caught in serious crimes that aren't deported or even incarcerated, only to repeat their crimes. If they agree to be deported they return back across the border in short order. These kinds of activities are hard on the nation and its communities, yet amazingly they're expected to buy the myth that it's somehow "good for America." They must ask if these are the people they want to reward with citizenship while others have waited in line. Americans are also learning that the 14th Amendment was not intended to reward illegal mothers and their Anchor Babies, they're becoming outraged that their leadership has allowed this amendment like a magnet to be violated on such a scale.

Are all illegal immigrants bad people, of course not. Obviously some work hard and try their best to obey the laws and support themselves independently. However, all illegal immigrants have in bad faith violated federal immigration laws and this in-turn leads to a long string of other violations, social impacts and attitudes that effect our communities. The illegals themselves often pay a price for living in the shadows, for example unreported crimes for fear of deportation. Our government has failed even the illegals by not sending a strong message to the world about our laws, instead the message has been if they can get across the border they're "home free." Now they're stuck in the middle of this problem also. Most illegals will not assimilate, never planned or need to. With our government agencies, businesses and radio and TV stations catering to illegals in Spanish, there's little need to learn English. Many actually live quite well here, while others with their thrifty lifestyles wire billions in tax free incomes back to their native countries for powerful savings accounts. As the Data Sources Page sites, an entire new housing market has developed in Latin America to build homes from American remittance money, homes that many Americans will never realize themselves. In many cases Americans who lose their homes are as a result of illegal hiring, the undercutting of prevailing wages and jobs lost to NAFTA. When the business organizations lobby our elected officials (a partial list is provided on this page) that they need illegals otherwise they can't fill their jobs, this is a self serving and completely unfounded myth. Citizens and legal immigrants would proudly fill those jobs, they're simply salivating at undercutting the prevailing wages or expanding their consumer markets. This is their short sighted "rush to the bottom line" at the expense of lost jobs to citizens and lost business for employers who obey the laws. This is not the American way of healthy competition that encourages progress but rather the worst form of illegal activity to be found in business. They also fail to consider how it shifts the numerous social costs off onto the rest of the nation.

Americans know that with one phone call from their President, within a week the resources of the United States military could easily secure (even under strict engagement rules) the remaining open border sections known for crossings, yet he capitulated with the Mexican President's request to not do so. Internally, because of their activities in country, more than 600,000 state and local law enforcement officers come into contact with illegal aliens every day, yet few are turned over to ICE, this must stop. ICE often claims it doesn't have the resources to even pick up those detained, Americans expect more than excuses. If even our military bases security is now being contracted out, why doesn't ICE contract out trained drivers in government vehicles to pick up those detained by law enforcement? Because government managers have failed to manage the existing immigration laws, how will it manage a new and greatly expanded immigration program? Recently, the State Department has been unable to manage the new passport requirements for only two countries. Because illegal immigrants have failed to follow the existing laws, what leads anyone to think they will suddenly come forward and follow more immigration laws or pay the proposed fines? Americans also see the inconsistency of talking tough about border security while at the same time providing billions in government services for those in the country illegally, agencies who don't even ask for their legal status! Providing free services to illegal immigrants uses resources that our citizens need, citizens must have the priority. The costs for providing those 'free' services are being shifted over into higher taxes and higher insurance costs, many hospitals are closing or moving. The American people can no longer be forced bear the weight of the failed leadership of its neighboring countries, those countries and their people must now do this for themselves. A better quality of life and free social services instantly and illegally enjoyed in America is not valued or embraced, Latin America must of their own sweat-equity develop better standards and opportunities for their people.

The business lobby for cheap illegal labor is short sighted. We're getting reports that many illegal immigrants are now getting picky about the jobs they'll do and how much they're paid. If they're granted legal status they'll soon want the same prevailing wages and standards as citizens receive, eliminating one of the key provisions of the business lobby. The short sighted business lobby is hurting themselves and our country by lowering their standards instead of raising them. This is about America being a nation of laws and principles, and when broken on a scale this large there are now repercussions few could have imagined. This is about national security, jobs for citizens and legal immigrants, saving their communities from third-world standards and demanding what is best for America above a weak political and business self interest.


(PHOENIX, AZ) April 20, 2006 – Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC”), today announced plans by the MCDC to work with local Arizona land owners to build border security fencing on private land along the border with Mexico.

At present, six private land owners have partnered with the Minutemen for the commencement of construction of border fencing on their land. Surveillance cameras on the fencing will be monitored via computer by registered Minutemen across the country. We have chosen a fence design that is based on the Israeli fences in Gaza and on the West Bank that have cut terrorist attacks there by 95% or more. In order to be effective, a fence should not be easy to compromise by climbing over it with a ladder, cutting through it with wire cutters, ramming it with a vehicle, or tunneling under it undetected. No fence can be a 100% impenetrable barrier—but a good design will be time-consuming enough to get through that Border Patrol agents can be alerted to get to a point of attempted intrusion before the intrusion can be completed. Our design does this. You can see it at

Simcox says those involved in the planning hope to keep costs near $150 per foot.

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Two construction companies to date have offered to inaugurate groundbreaking, coordinate volunteer construction crews and donate the use of the necessary heavy construction equipment.

The groundbreaking will begin in Arizona on Memorial Day weekend, unless in the interim President Bush deploys National Guard and reserve troops to immediately secure the out-of-control southern border.

The fencing will be built with privately donated funds, engineering and labor and will be used as an example to educate the public about the feasibility and efficacy of fencing to secure America’s borders from illegal incursion by aliens and international criminal cartels. A non-profit organization dedicated specifically to this purpose will facilitate and administer donations for construction of the fence. Monetary and in-kind contributions for this effort will go directly into building materials for this private, volunteer fencing project.

Simcox issued the following statement on the MCDC border fence project:

“President Bush once said he would not wait on events to act to protect our country. He has been president for over five years, and still he has not acted to secure our territorial frontier, even as his administration admits the United States government does not have operational control of our borders.

“On Memorial Day weekend, the American people will exercise their God-given rights to protect their lives and property by initiating construction of fencing along the border on private land unless President Bush immediately deploys National Guard and/or reserve troops along the breadth of the Southwestern border line with Mexico, thereby retaking the region from the international criminal cartels who presently are in operational control of the border. Additional support is available from military units presently training to guard the borders in other countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan and they should immediately relocate their training to the Southwestern border.

“The existing border crisis is a dereliction of duty by those entrusted with American security and sovereignty, leaving America vulnerable to terrorist infiltration and an unprecedented crime wave caused by drug smugglers, rapists, thieves, human traffickers and murderers who currently cross our border at will.

“President Bush and Congress have taxed the wages of the American people to pay for the protection of our country, and expended those dollars to subsidize millions of low-wage illegal workers with housing, education, medical care, and welfare benefits. Yet even the most basic level of national territorial integrity requires that our elected representatives secure the border. Should they continue to refuse to do their Constitutional duty, the Minutemen will again step into the breach and commence building the required border barriers on private land and with private donations.

“Should President Bush and Congress fail to fulfill their oaths of office, and meet their Constitutional obligation to protect these United States from invasion, we, the sovereign people of the United States, having suffered a long train of abuses at the hand of a willfully insolent government, do hereby declare that these States ought, should and will be protected by American Minutemen.”


Chris Simcox, President
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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1) 40% of all workers in L. A. County (L.A. County has 10 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This was because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.

2) 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

3) 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

4) Over 2/3's of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

5) Nearly 25% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.

6) Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7) The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.

8) Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal. 

9) 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.

10) In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English. 3.9 million speak Spanish (10.2 million people in L. A. County).

11) Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops but 29% are on welfare.

12) Over 70% of the United States annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration.

13) The cost of immigration to the American taxpayer in 1997 was a NET(after subtracting taxes immigrants pay) $70 BILLION a year, [Professor Donald Huddle, Rice University].

14) The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) for the average adult Mexican immigrant is a NEGATIVE 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens. 


If they can come to this country to raise HELL and march by the thousands, Why can't they take charge over THE CORRUPTION IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY?! We are fools for letting this continue. 

U.S. companies are bracing for work stoppages on Monday during a series of demonstrations across the country to protest against efforts in Congress to crack down on illegal immigration. However, a marriage of convenience has emerged between undocumented workers who want to stay in the country and the companies that want them to remain.

That marriage will be tested on Monday with plans by immigrant groups for a series of demonstrations across the U.S. – dubbed "A Day Without an Immigrant" or "el boicot" – that could see tens of thousands of workers walking off the job for a day to join in protests.

Restaurants, meat packing plants, small retail shops and others that rely heavily on immigrant labour have been preparing for possible shutdowns. In Los Angeles, a fruit and vegetable market in the city centre, employing 1,800 and serving 4,500 restaurants and 3,000 shops, will be closed today.

"We're on the same side as our workers on this one from a policy standpoint," said John Gay, senior vice-president for the National Restaurant Association. "So it's somewhat ironic that some restaurants look like they're going to have to close, because our industry's been so much in the forefront of trying to fix the problem."

The boycott is the latest demonstration that anger in immigrant communities over proposals to seal the border and arrest undocumented workers already in the country continues to swell. The protests are intended to drive home the dependence of the U.S. economy on immigrant workers, including an undocumented population of nearly 12m people.

"The boycott has come out organically from the communities. This is a very spontaneous reaction to the debate," said Christian Ramirez of the American Friends Service Committee, a group supporting the boycott. He acknowledged "there are some divisions among immigrant rights groups on whether or not people should be boycotting."

Most of the leading voices have opposed the boycott. In Los Angeles and in other western cities, priests and pastors have taken a lead from LA's Cardinal Roger Mahony, who has spoken out against the planned boycott.

Although he has emerged as an influential supporter of the immigrant rights activists, and congratulated the 500,000 who jammed central L.A. on March 26, he has urged people to work normally today.

"I believe we can make May 1 a 'win-win' day here in southern California," he said. "Go to work, go to school, and then join thousands of us at a major rally afterwards."

Some union leaders have predicted a turnout of more than 2m people at rallies in Los Angeles, and walk-outs are expected at schools and colleges. In Phoenix, Arizona, a coalition of unions and immigrant advocacy groups was planning a human chain stretching 20 miles across the city.

Employers are grappling with how harsh to be on workers who fail to show up. U.S. law gives tremendous power to companies to fire employees who miss work without reasonable cause. "The risks of leaving work without authorisation are very high," warned John Trasvina, general counsel for the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund.

County employees in L.A. and suburbs to the east have been warned that they must obtain permission to take the day off. In San Bernardino County they were told "improper use of sick leave?.?.?.?shall be construed as grounds for disciplinary action."  

But the councils of five mainly Latino cities in the LA area have come out in support of the boycott and rallies within their boundaries. Filipino and Korean groups have also supported the boycott. The Los Angeles Korean clothing makers' association has told its members not to retaliate if their workers fail to turn up.

Angelo Amador, director of immigration policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said he was advising companies not to take a strict position unless they were consistent. "You have to be careful if somebody takes off to go to a baseball game and you don't fire them for that, then you cannot fire them because of this."

Jonathan Spitz, an attorney with Jackson Lewis who advises businesses on workplace issues, said: "Most of our clients want to support their employees in their beliefs, and they have been working with employees to adjust schedules and make alternative arrangements."

He said employers should not be overly concerned about the work stoppages. "I don't think anybody intends for it to go on indefinitely. I think the organisers of this event are really making their point, which is the impact immigrant workers have on our economy and our workplaces."
© Copyright The Financial Times Ltd 2006.

Hundreds of thousands march in California for immigration reform

Thousands of demonstrators march along Wilshire Blvd., during an immigration protest near MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, Monday, May 1, 2006. Marching in waves of red, white and blue, chanting "USA, USA" and singing the national anthem in English, illegal immigrants and supporters rallied by the thousands as part of a nationwide work and shopping boycott designed to demonstrate economic power. (AP Photo/Stefano Paltera) (Stefano Paltera - AP)


The Associated Press


Illegal immigrants emerged from the shadows as hundreds of thousands of marchers filled California's streets with American flags and chants of "USA, USA" as part of a nationwide show of economic might.

From Los Angeles to San Jose and Sacramento, the mood was celebratory at many of Monday's "Day Without an Immigrant" protests meant to highlight immigrant contributions to the economy.

"This country needs us. We are the strong arms doing all the tough jobs," said Donna Maria Mostache, a 43-year-old illegal immigrant, as she marched in Los Angeles. "We can't be afraid to come out and say who we are because we are fighting for our rights."

She was joined by an estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants and their supporters who jammed a major Los Angeles boulevard after massive protests outside City Hall. About 30,000 people took to the streets in San Francisco while an estimated 50,000 rallied in San Jose. Rallies in Sacramento, Oakland and elsewhere drew thousands more.

South of the California-Mexico border, a protest in Tijuana blocked traffic heading north to San Diego through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the world's busiest border crossing.

Many demonstrators waved U.S. flags, breaking with past immigration marches that were criticized for displays of the flags of other nations.

'"We come together whether we were born here or not," said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at a Los Angeles rally. "We come here for the same reasons. We come to work, to make a better life, for the American Dream."

While most demonstrations were peaceful, two people were arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Both men, who were not immediately identified, had been throwing rocks and bottles at police. One officer had minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

There were clashes between police and protesters elsewhere. Several arrests were made at a Santa Ana rally. And sheriff's deputies dispersed an unruly crowd in Vista, a San Diego suburb with an occasionally uneasy relationship with Hispanics, after some participants also threw rocks and bottles.

Away from the streets, the boycott hit restaurants, stores and fields around the state. Only a shoe store was open in a three-block section of Broadway in Los Angeles. At the Los Angeles and Long Beach twin port complex, the nation's largest harbor, truck traffic was off 90 percent, said Theresa Adams Lopez, spokeswoman for the Port of Los Angeles.

Throughout the San Joaquin Valley, some groves were barren as immigrant farmworkers left the fields for rallies. Several hundred workers marched in downtown Porterville, 70 miles southeast of Fresno, waving American flags.

"We've got to help all the people living here without papers," said Samuel Jimenez, 54, a Mexican farmworker who lives Porterville.

Perhaps even more dramatic than the economic toll were the turnouts in places like Huntington Park, a city southeast of Los Angeles, where a huge column of marchers stretched for blocks, heading to a park.

"It's the American national anthem, it should be sung in the national language English," said Frank Gurule, mayor of nearby Cudahy, where the population of 30,000 is 95 percent Latino and 65 percent non-citizen.

The crowd sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" in English not the Spanish-language version that debuted on some radio stations last week.

In San Francisco, Benita Olmedo, 40, a nanny who illegally came to the U.S. from Mexico in 1986, had pulled her 11-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son out of school to demonstrate.

"I want my children to know their mother is not a criminal," she said. "My kids call me a revolutionary. I want them to be fighters."

At the Capitol, marchers carried such signs as "Do not bite the hand that feeds you" and "Full rights for all immigrants." In Los Angeles, signs read, "Immigrants are workers, not terrorists."

"I know I'm taking a risk, but it's so much more worth it to sacrifice one for the many," said Norma Luera, 43, who took the day off from her job at Sutter Health Hospital to march in Sacramento.

The protests were the latest in a movement that coalesced in recent months in response to a House bill that would criminalize illegal immigrants and fortify the U.S-Mexico border.

"Criminalizing immigrants affects all of us," said Shahram Aghamir, 45, an engineer who took a vacation day to go to the San Francisco rally. He said he came to the U.S. in 1978 and became a citizen in the 1990s. "It's not about being Iranian or Mexican. We're all here to make a living. Their struggle is mine."

That view was echoed by Monica de la Torre, 24, a Mexican immigrant in the U.S. illegally 8 years. Pushing her 2-year-old baby in a stroller during a Los Angeles march, Torre said her husband couldn't come because the family couldn't live without a day of income.

"We might have been born in Mexico, but we are adapting to this country and becoming American," Torre said. "We pay our taxes, we obey the law, we are learning English, our lives are here."


Associated Press Writers Christina Almeida, Andrew Dalton, Tim Molloy, Robert Jablon and Daisy Nguyen in Los Angeles, Alex Veiga in Long Beach, Juliana Barbassa in Porterville, Samantha Young and Juliet Williams in Sacramento, Jordan Robertson in San Francisco and Dan Goodin in San Jose contributed to this report.

Published: Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Immigrants rally across US to back rights for illegals

May 2, 2006

Hundreds of thousands of mostly Hispanic immigrants walked off the job and rallied in cities across the US yesterday, wielding their economic clout to demand rights for illegal immigrants.

Factories closed, day labour jobs went begging, children skipped school and cargo was left on docks in what the organisers called "A Day Without Immigrants".

The largely Latino crowds chanted "Si, se puede!" or "Yes, we can!" and banged drums while waving American and Mexican flags.
The demonstrations were aimed at pressuring the US congress to grant amnesty to 12 million illegal immigrants and scuttle a proposal to build a wall along the Mexican border.

"What the marches have done is give a human face to the immigration issue in the United States today," said Harry Pachon, professor of public policy at the University of Southern California.

He said the size of the crowds proved that it was a national issue.

Los Angeles police estimated a throng of up to 250 000 people gathered during a noon demonstration at the city hall and 400 000 at a later rally near the La Brea Tar Pits. Many protesters were at both rallies.

"Today we say with one voice that we want fair and sensible bipartisan immigration reform," said Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the son of a Mexican immigrant and a lifelong campaigner for legalisation of illegal immigrants.

The economic impact of the boycott was not clear and some lawmakers and conservative groups predicted a backlash.

Republican legislators in Arizona - the state that is the biggest US entry point for illegal immigrants - called for a $100 million (R600m) crackdown, including deploying National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.

Republican representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado predicted a negative reaction from the public and conservative lawmakers to the walkout.

Recent polls show only 30% of Americans advocate tougher laws for illegals, while the majority, like President George Bush, wants a guest worker programme combined with better enforcement of immigration laws.

In Los Angeles yesterday, entire families, many with babes in arms, carried placards declaring "Hoy marchamos, manana motamos" (Today we march, tomorrow we vote) and danced to mariachi bands.

"It's a celebration of immigrants.

"It isn't just a protest or even a boycott," said Los Angeles Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony, who has urged priests to disobey laws that would criminalise those who help illegal immigrants.

In Chicago, more than 300 000 people marched, waving flags and pushing prams.

Demonstrations unfolded in Denver, Houston and San Francisco and thousands marched in Mexico in solidarity with compatriots who make up the bulk of the illegal immigrants.

The illegals, who flood across the Mexican border at a rate of half a million a year, work mostly in low-paid jobs in agriculture, construction or restaurants, as janitors, meat packers, maids and gardeners and many other occupations.

Actress Susan Sarandon told a festive rally in New York's Union Square: "We now know that you are no longer silent, you are no longer invisible - and let's keep it that way." - Reuters

May 2006 – ALIEN NATION: Secrets of the Invasion – Why America's government invites rampant illegal immigration

It's widely regarded as America's biggest problem: Between 12 and 20 million aliens – including large numbers of criminals, gang members and even terrorists – have entered this nation illegally, with countless more streaming across our scandalously unguarded borders daily.

The issue polarizes the nation, robs citizens of jobs, bleeds taxpayers, threatens America's national security and dangerously balkanizes the country into unassimilated ethnic groups with little loyalty or love for America's founding values. Indeed, the de facto invasion is rapidly transforming America into a totally different country than the one past generations have known and loved.

And yet – most Americans have almost no idea what is really going on, or why it is happening.

While news reports depict demonstrations and debates, and while politicians promise "comprehensive border security programs," no real answers ever seem to emerge.

But there are answers. Truthful answers. Shocking answers.

In its groundbreaking May edition, WND's acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine reveals the astounding hidden agendas, plans and people behind America's immigration nightmare.

Titled "ALIEN NATION," the issue is subtitled "SECRETS OF THE INVASION: Why government invites rampant illegal immigration." Indeed, it reveals pivotal secrets very few Americans know. For example:

Did you know that the powerfully influential Council on Foreign Relations – often described as a “shadow government" – issued a comprehensive report last year laying out a five-year plan for the "establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community" with a common "outer security perimeter"?

Roughly translated: In the next few years, according to the 59-page report titled "Building a North American Community," the U.S. must be integrated with the socialism, corruption, poverty and population of Mexico and Canada. "Common perimeter" means wide-open U.S. borders between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. As Phyllis Schlafly reveals in this issue of Whistleblower: "This CFR document asserts that President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin 'committed their governments' to this goal when they met at Bush's ranch and at Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005. The three adopted the 'Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America' and assigned 'working groups' to fill in the details. It was at this same meeting, grandly called the North American Summit, that President Bush pinned the epithet 'vigilantes' on the volunteers guarding our border in Arizona."

The CFR report – important excerpts of which are published in Whistleblower – also suggests North American elitists begin getting together regularly, and presumably secretly, "to buttress North American relationships, along the lines of the Bilderberg or Wehrkunde conferences, organized to support transatlantic relations." The Bilderberg and Wehrkunde conferences are highly secret conclaves of the powerful. For decades, there have been suspicions that such meetings were used for plotting the course of world events and especially the centralization of global decision-making.


  • Did you know that radical immigrant groups – including the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) and the National Council of La Raza (La Raza) – not only share a revolutionary agenda of conquering America's southwest, but they also share common funding sources, notably the Ford and Rockefeller foundations?

    ''California is going to be a Hispanic state," said Mario Obeldo, former head of MALDEF. "Anyone who does not like it should leave." And MEChA's goal is even more radical: an independent ''Aztlan,'' the collective name this organization gives to the seven states of the U.S. Southwest – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. So why would the Rockefeller and Ford foundations support such groups? Joseph Farah tells the story in this issue of Whistleblower.

    Why have America's politicians – of both major parties – allowed the illegal alien invasion of this nation to continue for the last 30 years unabated? With al-Qaida and allied terrorists promising to annihilate major U.S. cities with nuclear weapons, with some big-city hospital emergency rooms near closure due to the crush of so many illegals, with the rapid spread throughout the U.S. of MS-13, the super-violent illegal alien gang – with all this and more, why do U.S. officials choose to ignore the laws of the land and the will of the people to pursue, instead, policies of open borders and lax immigration enforcement?

    The answers to all this and much more are in Whistleblower's "ALIEN NATION" issue.

    Is there hope? Or is America lost to a demographic invasion destined to annihilate its traditional Judeo-Christian culture, and to the ever-growing likelihood that nuclear-armed jihadists will cross our porous borders and wreak unthinkable destruction here?

    There most definitely is hope, according to this issue of Whistleblower. Although most politicians of both major political parties have long since abdicated their responsibility for securing America's borders and dealing effectively with the millions already here illegally, there are a few exceptions – most notably Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo.

    May's Whistleblower includes an exclusive sneak preview of Tancredo's forthcoming blockbuster book, "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America’s Border and Security." In an extended excerpt, Whistleblower presents Tencredo's expert and inspired analysis of exactly how to solve the nation's most vexing problem.

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Mass Amnesty And The End Of America

Prison Planet | May 27 2006

Listen as Alex Jones outlines the literal end of America following the Senate passage of Bush's mass amnesty program.

Download the MP3 here.


- The plan is the biggest amnesty ever and legalizes 25 to 30 million illegal immigrants (not the 14 million as reported).

- Rampant illegal immigration and its promotion by the US government is part of a stated agenda to merge the US into a pan-American union with Mexico and Canada and replace the dollar with the Amero. Destroying the middle class and erecting a de facto world government is in process.

- Faux neo-conservative talk show hosts are the most avid cheerleaders of the mass amnesty program, feeding poison to their listeners by claiming Bush is getting tough on the border issue and associating empty solutions like 6,000 unarmed national guard troops with the necessity to pass the guest worker program.

- Liberals are supporting Bush's number one demand while their idol Hillary Clinton dines with Rupert Murdoch.

- The program facilitates an invasion of skilled workers, further eviscerating American employment in high-tech jobs.

- The illegal alien invasion is spearheaded by violent and brutal race supremacist groups that call for the genocide of all blacks and whites and an occupation of the southern and western states.

- In an article, CNN's Lou Dobbs called the program, "full amnesty for all illegal aliens in this country, even though nobody really knows whether the number is 11 million, 12 million or 20 million."

- The blanket amnesty guest worker program includes a provision that if you're a felon the new law doesn't apply, yet the legislation includes a trap door that allows felons to remain if they have a "hardship" or family within the country. This is akin to putting a band-aid on a severed leg.

- The recent immigration protests were run by Vicente Fox and Bush administration PR firm Rob Allyn and Co. and were whipped up by the Spanish media weeks in advance as a mobilization of a fifth column to bully the American people.

- The media gives a positive spin to the immigration protests yet applies negative connotations to any anti-war or property rights protest.

- On the surface the protests were labeled "a day without immigrants" yet in reality the organizers called the protest "a day without gringos" and this was reported by the Associated Press.

- Bush has tied the smoke and mirrors ploy of "getting tough" to his blanket amnesty program which legalizes all illegal aliens and anyone that can get into the country for the next six years, as well as allowing corporations to fly in skilled and unskilled workers to further eviscerate Americans' jobs.

Full Steam Ahead For "The Invasion" & The American Union
Government funded drug running cartels, secret illegal social security programs and Pesos for Pizzas. What happened to the United States of America?

Steve Watson & Alex Jones
Monday, January 8, 2007

Recent disturbing incidents on the US/Mexico border, coupled with mainstream news reports concerning government aiding of illegal immigration serves to once again remind US citizens that the sovereign borders are systematically being broken down and the country is being quietly amalgamated into a Pan American Union.

Last week it was reported that a U.S. Border Patrol entry Identification Team site was overrun by a team of armed Mexicans Wednesday night along Arizona's border with Mexico, somewhere along the 120 mile section of the border between Nogales and Lukeville, an area known for being a drug corridor.

The guard were forced to flee as troops are not allowed to apprehend illegal entrants and do not carry armed weapons.

"We don't know if this was a matter of somebody coming up accidentally on the individuals, coming up intentionally on the individuals, or some sort of a diversion?" said Rob Daniels, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman. "We just don't know and that's why everything's got to be looked into."

Imagine if muslims or Arabs were caught shooting at national guard and overrunning them, we would never hear the end of it. This incident however, is the latest in a long line of stories that barely reach the footnotes of the local nightly news.

In late 2005 there were dozens of American citizens kidnapped over the Texas border and taken down to Mexico and held. This was kept very quiet. There was a huge stand off, some were killed. 800+ US citizens were killed on the Texas border in 2005, hundreds more were killed in 2006.

There are over a million illegal aliens, conservatively, in Houston alone. There have been multiple car bombings there, and in Dallas, which have quietly been attributed to illegals and forgotten about.

We have previously covered multiple instances of armed Mexican troops straying over the borders and even firing at and killing federal officers.

Last month CNS news reported that Texas sheriffs and lawmakers are routinely threatened, fired upon and overrun by US TRAINED gun-toting members of the Mexican military, crossing regularly into U.S. territory, where they are partnering with drug cartels and criminal gangs to protect sophisticated smuggling operations.

We have also exposed how illegal immigration is being used by drug commando organizations such as Los Zetas (pictured) to gain unrestricted passage into the US.

Former DEA agents have come forth declaring that such groups, admittedly trained by the US Government are being used as front groups for CIA and government controlled narcotics operations. To shut down illegal immigration and strengthen the borders would go some way to prevent such lucrative activities, therefore it's a government no-no.

The open plan to merge the US with Mexico and Canada and create a Pan American Union has long been a Globalist brainchild but its very real and prescient implementation on behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations has finally also been reported on by mainstream news outlets.

The Union is the globalist cabal's meal ticket towards raping an entire continent of its resources and sovereign capabilities. Strengthening the borders is not on the Agenda here, the American Union is all about DISSOLVING the borders.

The framework on which the American Union is being pegged is the NAFTA Super Highway, a four football-fields-wide leviathan that stretches from southern Mexico through the US up to Montreal Canada. Toll roads are to be placed upon existing roads in Security Prosperity Partnership agreements that bypasses Congress, agreements between the bureaucracies of the US and Mexican governments, to raise capital to build the Super highway that will go South of Texas and into Mexico.

Coupled with Bush's blanket amnesty program, which the Democrats in congress are set to approve this week as their first order of business, the Pan American Union is the final jigsaw piece for the total dismantling of America as we know it.

We have also seen in the past how "immigration control efforts" such as Real ID, boosting troops on the borders and building fences are simply smoke and mirrors behind which lie methods of control, outrageous elitist profiteering and the destruction of freedom.

The truth is that immigration is too profitable for the elite, both in the US and in Mexico, to put a stop to it. In late December 2005, Mexican President Vicente Fox hired a GOP lobbying firm to sweeten political sentiment in the US towards Mexicans and the immigration issue.

The Mexican government is now even giving illegals hand-held satellite navigation devices in order to facilitate their safe journey across the desert.

In light of all this it is also disturbing to read that the US government has been SECRETLY paving the way for the funneling of billions of Social Security funds to illegal Mexican immigrants. As a result of lawsuits, the U.S. government last week released the actual U.S.-Mexico Social Security Totalization Agreement, an understanding signed between the Bush administration and the Mexican government in 2004.

This is not the first time the Bush administration has moved to aid the benefits of Mexicans illegally working working in the US. In 2005, the New York Times reported that the Bush administration had initiated a program to start paying hospitals and doctors for providing emergency care to illegal immigrants. Members of Congress from border states had sought the money, totaling $1 Billion. They said treatment of illegal immigrants imposed a huge financial burden on many hospitals, which are required to provide emergency care to patients who need it, regardless of their immigration status or ability to pay. The administration had previously abandoned a proposal that would have required many hospitals to ask patients if they were U.S. citizens or legal immigrants.

Add to this previous mainstream reports of banks and lenders opening their doors to illegal immigrants, facilitated by government agencies, such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the FDIC is encouraging banks to lend and invest in undeserved markets regardless of customers' immigration status.

The US armed forces has also seen an influx of foreign troops, an average of 20% of ground troops in Iraq are now non citizens, this is set to rise to 50% over the next year with foreign recruitment stations facilitating the supply.

Think about this, non-US citizens wearing the uniform of American soldiers, stationed at home and abroad.

Today the Dallas Morning News reported that patrons of the Dallas-based Pizza Patrón chain, which caters heavily to Latinos, will be able to purchase American pizzas with Mexican pesos. What kind of twilight zone have we entered here? Yeah forget the dollar, it's basically dead now anyway - lets just use the Peso as the national currency.

Social Security, roads, military, intelligence gathering, regulations, federal agencies - all within the US, Canada and Mexico are being merged into one system at the cost of national sovereignty and the common law.

We are talking about an advanced empire state with a class based multicultural chowder bowl for a population, something has to give somewhere. The Soviet Union and The former Yugoslavia are telling examples of what happens when many cultures are played off against one another and asked to coexist within one country. Most recently this cultural phenomenon has been evident in France which seems to be on the same track of self-destruction with its massive non-assimilating 2nd generation Muslim population.

This cultural rift is already overwhelmingly evident in the US. We have previously covered the Nightmare Racism and Open Call for Revolution from groups such as the Atzlan reconquista movement, MEChA and La Raza who call their American based radio stations "the Invasion". Such groups have no desire to respect US culture and wish for nothing more than the US to be broken up. Of course these groups are minority movements, yet their reach evidently becomes increasingly appealing to proud Mexicans when the President tells them they can come to the US and do awful jobs because they are less worthy than Americans.

Social, political and economic forces are pulling America apart and driving her toward a bloody conflict that may fracture the nation into several different countries. Bush's rhetoric of allowing a legal force of underling workers that will do the dirty work for America sounds like a direct avocation of a creation of a massive underclass of illegal, Third World, uneducated and poor slaves.

This only serves to benefit one section of society, the elite.

March 2007

A Victory in Idaho and a Crisis in Washington


The Idaho House successfully passed House Joint Memorial 5 by a voice vote on March 12th. The legislation is a resolution that opposes U.S. participation in the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) and the development of the North American Union (NAU). It petitions Congress generally and the state Congressional delegation specifically to withdraw from the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) and stop any progress toward any form of North American Union. This resolution is  a warning to the state Congressional delegation that the folks back home are alert and watching what Congress is doing.

Idaho represents the 14th state to introduce anti-NAU and SPP resolutions. The other states include Arizona, Illinois, Georgia, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. If your state is not listed, you should start work right away. A Model Resolution is at: You may wish to pool efforts with the local members of the John Birch Society who are working on this all over the country.


There are several "amnesty" bills in Congress right now. Immigration is a very confusing situation and changes rapidly. Numbers USA has as good a grasp on what is going on in Washington concerning amnesty as I have seen. They also have a painless, quick method of communicating with your Congressional delegates. Five minutes spent on their site will usually produce 2 or 3 faxes sent directly to your Representative or Senators. If a phone call is required, they have the number there and some talking points for you to use. I check on Numbers USA daily and use their service almost every day. Their site is: With many in Congress and the President pushing "amnesty " legislation, please use Numbers USA often.


Ramos and Compean are the two Border Patrol Agent jailed for shooting a drug smuggler. See the story in "The New American", "Punished for Doing Their Job" : The Washington Post has an article about the movement to pardon the two agents:

If you wish to join the groundswell working for a pardon for Ramos & Compean, you may send a letter to your Congressional delegation and the President at the following links. I sent a letter to my Senators, my Representative, and the President in less than 4 minutes.


The President:

We suggest that the time that you use to promote Freedom be divided 50% toward defensive battles that will keep the Freedoms we have, and 50% for promoting Freedom legislation which will restore lost Freedoms. There are several bills that will restore lost Freedoms, or enhance current Freedoms. We recommend that you write your Senators and Representative asking them to cosponsor these bills.

H. R. 300 We the People Act – (Limiting Federal Courts jurisdiction in state matters.)

H.R.1146 American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2007 (Get US out of theUN)

H. R. 73 Citizens' Self-Defense Act of 2007 (To protect the right to obtain firearms for security, and defense.)

or Freedom,

Will Christensen

National Chairman
Independent American Party

Pictures Of Our Beautiful Sonoran Desert in Ariz. HERE IS A REAL EYE OPENER FOR YOU. Another Monster Layup/Rest Area Discovered by CDC AZ SEARCH & RESCUE

We breathed a sigh of relief the day the Senate defeated the Amnesty Bill, but the USA is still being invaded! We discovered one of the biggest layups we have ever found. This layup is on an 'illegal super - highway' from Mexico to the USA Tucson used by human smugglers.

This layup area is located in a wash area approximately .5 of a mile long just south of Tucson

We estimate there are over 3000 discarded back packs in this layup area. Countless water containers, food wrappers, clothing, and soiled baby diapers. And as you can see in this picture, fresh footprints leading right into it. We weren't too far behind them

As I kept walking down the wash, I was sure it was going to end just ahead, but I kept walking and walking, and around every corner was more and more trash! 


And of course the trail leading out of the layup area heading NORTH to Tucson, then on to your town tomorrow.

They've already come through here. Is this America the Beautiful ?

Or another landfill? The trash left behind by the illegals is another of the Environmental Disasters to hit the Had this been done in one of our great Northwest Forests or Seashore National Parks areas there would be an uprising of the American people........but this is remote Arizona-Mexican border. You won't see these pictures on CNN, ABC, NBC or the Arizona Repugnant.  Nor will they mention the disease that comes from the human waste left in the desert. They do talk about light bulbs a lot though...

This information needs to be seen by the rest of the country.


Texas Two-Step: Giuliani and Houston's Bracewell Learn the Politics of Dancing

It was a beautiful wedding. When Houston's Bracewell & Patterson called a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel two years ago to introduce its new partner, Rudolph Giuliani, the firm's lawyers beamed. Their trophy mate was a real catch, someone who would bring instant name recognition for Bracewell's fledgling New York office. Like a good traditional bride, the firm changed its name to Bracewell & Giuliani. The hard-nosed New York politician and the savvy Texas firm cast their relationship in terms that might make a Hallmark card writer blush. Their union, they said, was ignited by a burning passion for the law.

"I wanted to practice law," said Giuliani, 63, during an interview in late February. "I really enjoyed it. It's who I am." Or, as Patrick Oxford, Bracewell's managing partner, said in 2005: "It was really his love of the law that really drove our conversations."

It's entirely possible, of course, that at an age when many lawyers ease into retirement, Giuliani felt an unquenchable desire to plunge back into motions to dismiss and conflicts checks. It's also an unavoidable fact that politicians have to create the right story. Giuliani is a presidential candidate whose campaign story masks some rough edges in his personal and professional life. The Bracewell chapter of this candidate's tale likewise has some awkward angles.

Giuliani, the quintessential New Yorker, could walk into practically any major law office in Manhattan and shake hands with a partner he's known for years. Yet he chose a 332-lawyer Texas firm where he had known no one longer than a few months and that was barely visible in New York. Is it possible that political considerations were a factor in Giuliani's choice? No, insist Giuliani and Oxford. "That would be a silly way to run for president," says Giuliani. "You don't join a law firm to run for president." Adds Oxford: "We never discussed that one single time."

They might not have had to. Oxford is close to President George W. Bush and Karl Rove and has been a top fund-raiser for Bush's presidential campaigns. And during the last 35 years, Oxford has been a behind-the-scenes force in Texas politics. If Giuliani's arrangement with Bracewell has nothing to do with politics, then he is benefiting from some extremely lucky coincidences. Oxford is now serving as Giuliani's campaign chairman, and in the first three months of the year, Giuliani has received more money from Texas -- $2.2 million -- than any other Republican or Democratic candidate. The list of Texas donors includes former Bush supporter and billionaire T. Boone Pickens Jr. (who has helped raise $500,000, according to the Wall Street Journal), Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks and Richard Kinder, the chairman and chief executive officer of Bracewell client Kinder Morgan Inc.

But politics can test the best of unions. In recent months, the political spotlight trained on Bracewell has become increasingly uncomfortable for Giuliani, the firm and its clients. Recent articles have scrutinized the firm's work for energy companies like Venezuela-owned Citgo Petroleum Corp., forcing Giuiliani to explain his firm's connections to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The firm has also had to defend its work for companies accused of fighting environmental regulation. In addition, Bracewell has had to concern itself with Federal Election Commission rules that would penalize Giuliani and the firm if his compensation is considered a campaign contribution.

Shortly before this article went to press, Oxford disclosed that Giuliani would soon be "stepping back" from Bracewell. "As he becomes more involved in his campaign, public appearances on behalf of the firm can be misunderstood," Oxford said. He added that Giuliani's status as a partner would not change, but that he would reduce his appearances for the firm and would be less involved in Bracewell's New York strategy. This move was prompted in part, said Oxford, by an effort to spare the firm and its clients more campaign scrutiny, or, as Oxford calls the attention, "cavity searches."

After a little more than two years, the strain of this marriage is showing. Will love of the law be enough to hold it together?

Back in February, Giuliani was all over Manhattan. A close-up of his face hung from hundreds of sidewalk newsstands, filling the cover of New York magazine. The headline wondered: "Him? What America Sees in Rudy. The Weirdness of the Giuliani Juggernaut." The article -- which examined how Giuliani woos voters outside New York by running on the memory of Sept. 11 -- did not mention Bracewell & Giuliani.

Inside Bracewell's Times Square office, a few touches set the firm apart. A closed-circuit security camera watched the reception area. A room next to reception served as a memorial to Sept. 11; it included flags, a picture of Ground Zero and a photo of the Statue of Liberty emblazoned with the words "God Bless America." In the hallway outside Giuliani's office, two security guards squeezed their large bodies into a small booth.

Giuliani sat in a wing chair by the door. "Leadership," his 2002 autobiography/inspirational management guide, was positioned next to him on a small table. His tie was dotted with little "R"s, and he had pinned an American flag to the lapel of his blue-and-gray pin-striped suit. One of the firm's public relations specialists sat to the side. As Giuliani answered questions about his role at the firm, he smiled almost continuously.

"My last five to six months in office [as mayor], I thought, 'What to do next?' " he recalled, as he quickly wove in campaign points. "I had been through prostate cancer, and I was healthy. I wanted to practice law. I wanted to take the principles I used to turn around New York and consult with businesses that needed that kind of help. ... All of this was in motion, then Sept. 11 happened." With that tragedy taking precedence, Giuliani said he "turned over" the planning of his postmayoral career to a friend, Roy Bailey. Bailey is not a lawyer and previously ran a large insurance agency in Texas. He helped Giuliani set up a small conglomerate of businesses: Giuliani Partners, and its two units, Giuliani Security and Safety and Giuliani Capital Advisors. A Giuliani Partners spokeswoman said that Bailey, who is managing director of Giuliani Partners, was too busy to be interviewed for this article.

Two-and-a-half years later, in the summer of 2004, Giuliani gave Bailey a new assignment. "I had told Roy ... that I wanted to see if I could get into the law practice," Giuliani said. That September, during the Republican National Convention in New York, Bailey had dinner with some Republican businessmen and met Oxford for the first time. The two men shared interests in Texas and politics. Bailey, a former head cheerleader at Southern Methodist University, had been finance chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. Bailey asked Oxford to have coffee the next day, and broached the idea of Giuliani joining Bracewell.

Giuliani and Oxford had numerous meetings "to make sure the cultures matched," said Giuliani during the interview, who said he didn't talk to many other law firms. Before he left office he had discussions with one firm in depth, and another firm was contacted by others on his behalf, he said. (He declined to identify them.) Oxford informed Bracewell's seven-person management committee about the talks, but the partnership wasn't told for roughly two months, until the two sides outlined some terms. In March 2005 Bracewell unveiled its new star. "We share values," Oxford announced at the time.

It was an unusual deal. The firm agreed to pay Giuliani Partners $10 million up front for the services of the former mayor and two lawyer friends he would bring from Giuliani Partners: Michael Hess and Daniel Connolly, who had worked for the mayor in city government. Despite that hefty payment, the three would continue to split their time with Giuliani Partners. Before Giuliani became immersed in campaigning, he typically spent only Mondays and Fridays at Bracewell, allowing him to meet his other obligations. "I think I work two to three normal schedules," he noted during the inverview. Bracewell also took out a $25 million loan to open the office.

During the February interview, Giuliani explained what attracted him to Bracewell. "I know law firms really well," said Giuliani, who has been a partner at three other firms and served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1983 to 1989. "I wanted to make sure I really respected and liked the people here. I retain the idea that this is more a profession than a business." He added, "A lot of law firms have made big mistakes by hooking up with the wrong people."

Not everyone saw a natural alliance. Some Bracewell partners were shocked "to the point of disbelief," says former partner Joseph Ford, who is now at DLA Piper. Bracewell sat a rung below elite Houston firms like Vinson & Elkins and Baker Botts. "People were surprised that a firm like Bracewell & Patterson could attract someone of that stature," says Ford. Another former partner adds, "We all asked, what's in it for him? ... People raised questions, but it was sub rosa. It was not popular to discuss around the water cooler." In the end, this partner says, the vote to bring in Giuliani and change the firm's name was close to unanimous: "The prevailing winds were so clear."

The financial disclosure form that Giuliani filed with the Federal Election Commission in May shows a highly unusual and lucrative arrangement between Bracewell and Giuliani. The firm guarantees the candidate a base pay of $1 million a year, and in 2006, he received $1.2 million. Most surprisingly, Giuliani also gets 7.5 percent of the revenues of Bracewell's New York office. The firm claimed it had not yet computed that amount for last year as of the date of the filing, so Giuliani did not report his share of the New York revenue. With roughly 40 lawyers in New York and firmwide revenue per lawyer of $605,000 (which is likely low for the New York office), the New York office likely had revenues of at least $27 million. Giuliani's slice of that amount would be $2 million. (The filing also showed that Giuliani had made a loan to New York partner Kenneth Caruso in the range of $250,000 to $500,000. Oxford said he did not know the reason for that loan; Caruso did not return a call.)

Still, despite this generous compensation, it was clear from the start that Giuliani would have a limited role. "My understanding was that he was lending his name and 10 to 15 hours a month to this," says one former partner. Ford adds that most partners assumed that Giuliani would have even less time for the firm in coming years: "Everybody assumed that he would run for president sooner or later."

During an interview in January, Oxford described the union of Bracewell and Giuliani as a perfect fit, motivated by disappearing old-fashioned values. "We recognize this is a business of law, and profitability you have to be attuned to, but it's not the essence of what we're trying to do," said Oxford. "Rudy was attracted to that. He didn't think law firms like ours existed anymore."

Sitting in a conference room in Bracewell's Houston headquarters, the 64-year-old Oxford was pleasant and personable. In a smooth baritone voice, he described how the addition of Giuliani has enhanced the firm's "world-class value propositions." He checked off the ways in which Giuliani has contributed: His reputation for leadership and integrity has raised the firm's profile; his great relationships in the New York business community have given the firm the right entrées; and his presence has created the excitement to attract top talent. And, in theory at least, Giuliani has been available to do legal work.

"We had hopes that with Rudy's great legal abilities, there would be circumstances where we would use them," said Oxford. The managing partner avoided specifics, but reported that Giuliani has worked on three or four projects, and has "provided a lot of great judgment" on other matters. "The actual time he's spent on files I hesitate to estimate," said Oxford. So did Giuliani. "I don't count billable time," he said. "That's part of the arrangement."

Most important for Oxford, Giuliani has enhanced Bracewell's "overall patina." Raising Bracewell's profile has been a goal of Oxford's. When he was elected managing partner in 2001, Oxford set a more ambitious agenda than that of his predecessor, Kelly Frels, who heads the firm's school district practice. Oxford is a competitor -- he displays a picture in his office showing him crossing the finish line of the New York City Marathon in 1983. As managing partner, he aimed to shrink the gap between Bracewell and firms like Vinson & Elkins. "He wanted to out-V&E V&E," remarks one former partner. At one summer retreat, an associate performed a skit that gently ribbed Oxford's penchant for grand plans. The line "We're in the big leagues now" got a knowing laugh.

Oxford joined Bracewell & Patterson in 1967 out of the University of Texas School of Law, when the firm had 13 lawyers. Throughout most of his career, Oxford has kept his eye on interests outside the law. In 1980, he left the firm to try his hand as a businessman, joining a client's bank, River Oaks Bank and Trust Company, as chairman of the executive committee. In 1983 he left that job to start a real estate investment fund called Western Growth Pool. "The '80s in Texas were very tough," Oxford says. "We made more than we lost, but did not do spectacularly." He returned to Bracewell & Patterson in 1988.

But Oxford's main outside passion has been politics. In 1970, when he was just three years out of law school, he worked on his first campaign, George H.W. Bush's unsuccessful run for U.S. senator from Texas. In 1978 Oxford took a leave from Bracewell to be deputy campaign manager for the late John Tower in his re-election run for U.S. senator from Texas. "I was probably getting a little restless in practice," Oxford explained. Over the years, Oxford has aligned himself with a series of successful Republican candidates in Texas, including the state's two U.S. senators. He has played significant roles in all of Kay Bailey Hutchison's three campaigns for that office and was Texas co-chairman of her last campaign, in 2006; he has been treasurer of John Cornyn's fund-raising committee since 2003. (Cornyn has raised $5.6 million since then.) One Republican insider says that Oxford's success in politics is partly due to his engaging personality. "Pat's just a good guy," he says. "He works hard at maintaining friendships, and he's very good at it."

While working for Hutchison, a law school classmate, Oxford got to know the senator's chief strategist, Karl Rove. "Karl and I became fast friends," said Oxford. "I love Rove, I honestly do. He's one of the finest, most insightful gentlemen I've ever known." Oxford and Rove continued to work together on other campaigns, including those of George W. Bush. Oxford met Bush in the 1970s through common friends, and has worked on all of Bush's elections since, including his two runs for Texas governor and his two presidential campaigns. Oxford helped raise $100,000 for Bush in 2000, which qualified him as a Bush "pioneer." But his efforts for his fellow Texan went beyond fund raising. During Bush's two presidential elections, Oxford organized a volunteer effort that he named the Mighty Texas Strike Force. "That was my brainchild," said Oxford about the 1,500 volunteers who were dispatched from Texas to battleground states. In November 2004 Oxford described one of the group's principles to Newsweek: "We move to the sound of guns."

In the 2000 election, Oxford joined the extensive network of Republican lawyers who set up camp in Florida during the vote recount. "I ran Broward County," said Oxford. "Some people would say the recount came down to what happened in Broward. It was quite a thrilling experience." Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, was one of three counties where Democrats focused their recount efforts, and -- because it was the most Democratic of the three -- it offered arguably their best chance to pick up enough votes to tip the state to Al Gore. In the end, the tallying failed to put enough votes in Gore's column. Michael Madigan, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld who also worked on the recount for Bush, calls Oxford "probably the most valuable strategist down there," and notes that Oxford was frequently in contact with Bush, who stayed in Texas. Madigan credits Oxford with the idea of bringing famous Republicans, like former senator Robert Dole, into the vote-counting room as "celebrity observers."

In 2004, when Ohio was the key battleground state, Oxford's strike force came under scrutiny when one member was accused of voter intimidation in Ohio. This incident was related in a report by Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee entitled "What Went Wrong in Ohio" and was reported in Robert Kennedy Jr.'s June 2006 article in Rolling Stone, "Was the 2004 Election Stolen?" Oxford insists that the strike force was never instructed to intimidate voters. "When I read the report in Rolling Stone, that was all fiction to me," said Oxford. The Mighty Texas Strike Force will not regroup for the next presidential campaign, according to Oxford. When Bush was running, Texas was solidly behind him, and Texas volunteers needed an outlet for their activities. This time, he said, Texas volunteers will be needed in Texas. "The strike force was an aberration of the Bush years," he said.

Bracewell has also come to the defense of one of the most controversial Republicans in recent years. Beginning in 2000, the firm defended former Republican House majority leader Tom DeLay against various ethics charges. (It is not currently representing DeLay in a criminal money laundering case brought by the Travis County, Texas, district attorney.) As of 2004, DeLay's legal defense fund had paid Bracewell more than $800,000 and owed the firm between $100,000 and $250,000. (The fund did not have to file public reports after DeLay left Congress.)

Giuliani is not the first Republican politician that Oxford has lured to Bracewell. Texas' current attorney general, Greg Abbott, joined Bracewell in 2001 after stepping down from the state Supreme Court. He spent 17 months at the firm while running for attorney general, and Oxford served as co-chairman of his campaign. The biggest political catch before Giuliani was former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot, whom Oxford helped bring to the firm's Washington, D.C., office in 2001. While at Bracewell, Racicot served as chairman of the Republican National Committee (from 2002 to 2003), and was chairman of the Bush-Cheney 2004 election committee. (Racicot left the firm in 2005 and is now the president of the American Insurance Association.) Like many firms, Bracewell has a political action committee, which donated $412,323 in the 2004 and 2006 political cycles to Republicans and Democrats, according to, a nonpartisan database run by the Center for Responsive Politics. Since 2004, the firm's PAC has given about 60 percent of its money to the GOP. Oxford and his wife have donated more than $90,000 to Republican candidates and committees since 1993. Thirty-eight individuals at Bracewell have contributed $60,000 to Giuliani, with Oxford giving $5,000.

Oxford supervises fund raising for Giuliani, but says he's not really active in soliciting money. In the first quarter of this year, Giuliani raised $16.6 million nationwide, second to Mitt Romney among Republicans. Notably, several wealthy Texans in Giuliani's camp -- such as Pickens, Kinder and Hicks -- have been longtime donors to Oxford's political allies, Senators Hutchinson and Cornyn.

Oxford dismissed the notion that Bracewell's political connections could help Giuliani. "It's sort of a compliment that people think our firm has that type of clout," he said. He also downplayed his own political influence: "I am a medium-sized political functionary."

The money contributed by Bracewell lawyers and employees to Giuliani's campaign pales next to the compensation the candidate is getting from the firm. Bracewell has recently sought legal advice on whether the comfortable financial arrangement Giuliani enjoys at Bracewell is in compliance with federal election law. If a partner spends most of his time campaigning, his compensation could be considered an illegal contribution. "No employer can pay someone to run for office," says former Federal Election Commission Chairman Michael Toner, who is now a partner at Bryan Cave. The same analysis applies to compensation paid to anyone at the firm working on the campaign, such as Oxford. In April, Oxford said the firm was consulting with a couple of law firms on how the FEC might view these issues, but was confident that Bracewell was in compliance with the law. He added that the firm has not reduced his compensation or Giuliani's because of their campaign activities.

Toner, who has not been consulted by Bracewell, says the commission examines whether a firm is paying fair market value for the partner's activities for the firm. Toner notes that the FEC considered this issue in 2002 when James Talent ran for U.S. senator from Missouri while he was a partner at Arent Fox. The FEC's general counsel concluded that Talent's compensation was appropriate because he had attracted clients and provided legal services, and his pay was comparable to similarly qualified lawyers.

In addition to campaign finance issues, Bracewell has also had to worry about which client might be hauled out next for political inspection. Like most Houston firms, Bracewell represents a lot of oil and energy companies, which can make for easy targets by opponents. Among the firm's clients are: Royal Dutch Shell, Kinder Morgan (a successor to some of Enron Corp.'s operations), Valero Energy Corp., the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and the Gas Processors Association. In early May the firm came under fire in a New York Times front-page article as a foe of environmental groups. "We believe we've been part of this country's success in making sensible environmental policy," Oxford told The American Lawyer, noting that the firm also represents alternative energy providers. "The best results happen when all sides are represented professionally and capably."

The poster child for disgraced clients, Enron, was not long ago Bracewell's biggest client, and Bracewell partner Carrin Patman is married to Enron former general counsel James Derrick Jr. The firm had to give back $5 million in preference payments after the company went bankrupt. Oxford doesn't apologize for the connection. "We had a great relationship with Enron until 2001," he said. "I joke that's we're the only certified clean law firm in the whole thing. We came through with flying colors." (Unlike Vinson & Elkins and Kirkland & Ellis, Bracewell was never sued over its work for Enron; the firm is also not mentioned in the extensive reports by Enron's bankruptcy examiner and the board's special committee.)

In March, Giuliani and Bracewell had to defend the firm's Texas lobbying for the Citgo, a U.S. subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Giuliani's campaign quickly distanced its candidate from that country's anti-American president, Hugo Chavez, saying that Giuliani did not work on this lobbying and that Chavez was "no friend of the United States." Since then, Oxford has said that the firm and Citgo have been winding up the relationship, but he insisted that this had nothing to do with politics. Instead, the Venezuelan government had been nationalizing companies represented by Bracewell, creating a conflict with continued representation of Citgo. "It's not because of Rudy, but plain old conflicts," Oxford said.

At least one Bracewell client has been dropped directly because of Giuliani. When partner Kenneth Caruso joined Bracewell's New York office from Chadbourne & Parke in 2005, he represented Saudi businessman Yousef Jameel. Jameel is one of more than 200 defendants sued by victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in Burnett v. al Baraka, which accuses the defendants of having funded or supported Al Qaeda. Upon joining Bracewell, Caruso stepped aside as lead counsel, but continued to work on the case, and listed it on his Bracewell Web site biography. During an interview with Caruso, in which a Bracewell public relations person was present, the partner fielded questions about the case. Soon after, Oxford told Caruso to get rid of it. "It's an emotional issue for Giuliani," Oxford explains, adding, "We had a little bit of a misunderstanding with Ken. When I found out about it, I said, 'Look, buddy, you need to wind this up.' " Oxford sounded surprised to hear that the case was promoted on Bracewell's Web site: "Oh, shit!" he exclaimed.

In his two years at Bracewell, Giuliani's main contribution has been to serve as a living, breathing icon. "He's done a wonderful job for me at some client dinners," says management committee partner Mark Evans. He notes that when Bracewell hired corporate partner Mark Palmer from Linklaters, Giuliani agreed to meet with the lateral's top five clients in the first 48 hours. The former mayor can also be a hiring magnet, Evans adds: "When you're recruiting fourth- or fifth-year associates, it's helpful for them to be able to see him."

Oxford said in March 2005 that he hoped Giuliani would recruit more than 50 lawyers in two years. "We've grown considerably faster than projected," Giuliani said in February. "Next year we will be three times ahead of where should be." At the end of March 2007, though, the office had 32 lawyers, not 50. The recruits included lateral partners from McDermott Will & Emery, Chadbourne & Parke, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Bracewell has since picked up a significant practice with the hiring of Evan Flaschen, the co-head of Bingham McCutchen's financial restructuring group, and three partners who followed him from that firm. (The firm had to open a Hartford office for Flaschen.)

When it comes to Giuliani's actual workload, the firm at times seems confused about what its name partner is doing. In September 2006 Bracewell prepared a press release for its role representing Spanish bank Banco Santander Central Hispano, S.A., in a $651 million purchase of a majority stake in Drive Financial Services, a subprime auto lender. The firm cited Giuliani first in the list of Bracewell lawyers who worked on the deal. One lawyer representing Drive Financial was surprised to hear of Giuliani's role. "If he was involved in the transaction, that's news to me," says James Skochdopole of Dallas' Bell Nunnally & Martin. "I didn't see or hear of him at all." Oxford called the press release a "mistake," clarifying that Giuliani was not involved in that deal to his knowledge. Instead, he said, Giuliani played a role in another project for Banco Santander, helping to ease some regulatory concerns arising from its acquisition of a stake in U.S. bank Sovereign Bancorp Inc.

The New York partners all emphasize how busy that office is. Corporate partner Palmer does private equity work for MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC and represented it in its acquisition of bankrupt Varig's air freight division. Litigation partner Caruso represents The Bank of New York Company Inc., in litigation over BP shutting down the Prudhoe Bay, Alaska oil pipeline. Marc Mukasey, who joined the firm from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan and heads its white-collar group, led an independent investigation into stock option backdating for Affiliated Computer Services Inc. Connolly represents a Sutton Place apartment building in an appeal stemming from a dispute with New York over structural repairs.

Connolly and Hess -- whose services were part of the $10 million payment from Bracewell to Giuliani Partners -- continue to split their time with that business. Hess, 66, initially served as managing partner of the New York office, but now does little for Bracewell. A former New York corporation counsel (the city's top lawyer), he was not made available for an interview. Connolly, 43, took over as office managing partner in 2006, although he had never worked at a law firm before. He notes that when he served as special counsel to the New York City corporation counsel's office, he had management duties over an 800-lawyer office. At Bracewell, he spends most of his time on management.

The New York office isn't yet in the black, but it's "trending in the right direction," Oxford said. Last year, he said, it lost $2 million to $3 million less than expected. The office initially depressed equity partner profits throughout the firm; they fell from $620,000 in 2004 to $595,000 in 2005. Revenue also slipped. Oxford said the firm endured a bad first quarter in 2005, and jokingly attributed part of it to "water cooler talk" about Giuliani's pending move to Bracewell that distracted partners and decreased billings. Those numbers rebounded last year, with profits per equity partner increasing 16 percent to $689,000, and revenue rising 17 percent to $202 million. Bracewell still trails far behind its bigger Houston competitors. Vinson & Elkins grossed more than twice as much, $532 million, and reported profits per equity partner of $1.125 million; Baker Botts collected $503 million in revenue, and had profits per partner of $1.094 milion.

Oxford said he did a "tremendous amount of due diligence" on Giuliani before inviting him into the firm. The managing partner acknowledged that Giuliani once had a reputation as a "hard charger," and years ago "probably was perceived as being more ambitious." But Giuliani is different now, said Oxford. "Rudy had been through a couple things. He subsequently learned he had prostate cancer, and [then came] Sept. 11. He's never shown any of the characteristics here that irritated people at the U.S. Attorney's Office and [his former law firm] White & Case. He's just a human being who has made mistakes and learned."

In the past, Giuliani's attempt to juggle a law firm partnership with a political campaign has created problems for his partners. In 1989 he stepped down after six years as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and prepared for his first (and unsuccessful) run for mayor of New York. At the same time, Giuliani joined White & Case as a partner. "It didn't work out," says James Hurlock, who was then managing partner of White & Case and is now retired. Hurlock calls the hiring a mistake and says that Giuliani didn't contribute enough, adding, "He was busy running for public office." Giuliani discusses his time at White & Case in "Leadership," in a chapter called "Surround Yourself with Great People." He didn't fit in at the firm, he writes, because it lacked that "sense of adventure" he craved.

In 1990 Giuliani joined Anderson Kill & Olick. Giuliani reminisces fondly about that time in his book, and describes a series of interesting cases he handled. But according to Wayne Barrett's book, "Rudy! An Investigative Biography of Rudy Giuliani," Giuliani spent the bulk of his time at Anderson Kill on his second run for mayor. In 1992 he billed 177 hours, the lowest of any partner in the firm, according to Barrett. In early 1993 Giuliani's name was placed on a list of partners who should be asked to leave, and he departed soon after. Today all seems forgiven. "We were honored to have him be our colleague and wish him the best," says Jeffrey Glatzer, the firm's president and chief executive officer. Asked about the problems Barrett cited, Glatzer responds, "I don't have any real comment on that at all. ... Whatever is in the public record is there."

Several lawyers who have known Giuliani for decades treat his tenure at Bracewell as a topic they dare not, or care not, to broach. John Gross, a partner at Proskauer Rose, is treasurer for Giuliani's campaign. He's known Giuliani since they were federal prosecutors together, and they were both partners at Anderson Kill. Asked if Giuliani considered coming to Proskauer before choosing Bracewell, Gross scoffed: "To do what? He's got two other businesses!" Gross sounded uninterested in why his longtime friend joined the Texas firm: "I have no idea whatsoever." When queried on how Bracewell is doing in New York, he responded: "I know nothing about it whatsoever, other than they have a nice reception area and a conference room. I haven't a clue." Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Randy Mastro, who was deputy mayor under Giuliani, says, "I'm helping him in any way he needs me." But Mastro has not discussed Bracewell with him: "I have not really talked to him about his business affairs or law practice."

As Giuliani continues his run for president, it's likely that most of the talk will likewise be focused elsewhere. But, politics being politics, Giuliani is finding that his Bracewell connection is creating some awkwardness. Earlier this year, however, Giuliani sounded completely unconcerned. "There's not a single negative in it," he said in February about his tenure at Bracewell. "If I do not win, I would like to stay here for the rest of my life." Love will find a way.

Rudy's Rise

1970 Joins U.S. Attorneys Office in Manhattan after graduating from New York University Law School
1975 Moves to U.S. Department of Justice as an associate deputy attorney general
1977 Becomes a partner at Patterson Belknap
1981 Returns to Justice as associate attorney general, the No. 3 post
1983 Appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
1989 Joins White & Case as partner
1989 Loses in first campaign for mayor of New York
1990 Returns to a private firm as a partner at Anderson Kill & Olick
1993 Elected mayor of New York (re-elected in 1997)
2002 Ends term as mayor a few months after 9/11; starts consulting businesses
2005 Joins Bracewell & Patterson as a partner; firm changes its name to Bracewell & Giuliani

Bracewell & Giuliani

Lawyers: 332
Total Partners: 165
Associates and others: 167
Gross: $201.5 million
Net: $74 million
Revenue per Lawyer: $605,000
Profit per Partner: $690,000
Compensation -- All Partners: $600,000
Offices: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Astana, Kazakhstan; Austin; Hartford; Dallas; Houston; London; New York; San Antonio; Washington, D.C.

Texas governor clears way for NAFTA superhighway
Vetoes legislation to delay big transportation corridor

Posted: June 22, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2007


The path has been cleared for the state of Texas to begin building the new Trans-Texas Corridor, a project that is designed to be four football fields wide, along Interstate 35 from Mexico to the Oklahoma border, according to a new report from WND columnist Jerome Corsi, the author of "The Late Great USA."

The way was opened when Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, vetoed a series of proposals the Texas Legislature assembled to slow down the work on what is considered to be a key link in a continental NAFTA superhighway network.

Perry's latest veto was of a plan to add a number of requirements to the Texas eminent-domain procedures, under which governments can grab and use private property.

But, Corsi reported, Steven Anderson of the Institute for Justice's Castle Coalition, objected. He said Perry's action "left every home, farm, ranch and small-business owner vulnerable to the abuse of eminent domain."

Earlier, Corsi reported, Perry vetoed a plan to impose a two-year moratorium on the TTC project.

As WND previously reported, these measures were approved overwhelmingly by the Texas Legislature.

On learning that Perry had vetoed the eminent-domain legislation, Corridor Watch, a public advocacy group that opposes the TTC project, responded immediately.

"It sure didn't take TxDOT long to shake off the legislative session and resume their headlong rush to use every available loophole, exception and remaining authority to build toll roads and grant toll road concessions just as fast as possible," the organization said.

Corridor Watch also noted that in the 49 bills Perry vetoed June 15 were measures that would have required TxDOT to consider using existing highway routes for future TTC routes and a bill that called on the Texas attorney general to study the impact of international agreements on Texas.

An override of Perry's vetoes is unlikely, since the governor threatened to call a special session of the lawmakers to handle transportation issues if his veto fell by the wayside.

As WND has previously reported, the $180 billion needed to build the 4,000-mile TTC network planned for construction over the next 50 years will be financed by Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a foreign investment consortium based in Spain. Cintra will own the leasing and operating rights on TTC highways for 50 years after their completion is complete.

WND also has reported Perry has received substantial campaign contributions from Cintra and Zachry Construction Company, the San Antonio-based construction firm selected by TxDOT to build out the TTC.

And WND has established that Cintra is represented in the United States by Bracewell and Giuliani, Republican Party presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's Houston-based law firm.

Just this week, WND reported TxDOT already is moving to apply its four-football-fields-wide NAFTA superhighway plan of building new train-truck-car-pipeline corridors to the states of Oklahoma and Colorado in a design that stretches from the Mexican border at Laredo, Texas, to Denver, Colo.

WND has documented a significant reason for the projects is to connect truck traffic from Mexican ports on the Pacific, such as Lazaro Cardenas, to U.S. roads. Mexican ports are being increasingly used as an alternative to West Coast ports such as Los Angeles and Long Beach as a cheaper, non-union alternative for the import of millions of containers from China.

WND also has reported the Department of Transportation plans to start a Mexican truck demonstration project as early as Aug. 15, despite continuing objections from Congress.

Work on Texas border wall to begin soon: Chertoff

Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:20PM EDT
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Construction on a border wall in southern Texas is expected to begin by this autumn, despite strong local opposition, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in an interview published on Thursday.

Chertoff told the Houston Chronicle the federal government "can't rule out" using powers of eminent domain to seize land for the wall that is intended to stem the flow of illegal immigrants entering the United States from Mexico.

In heavily Hispanic southern Texas, where cultural and economic ties to Mexico run deep, local officials, business groups and environmentalists have spoken out against the wall as unnecessary and unwanted.

But Chertoff said national security was at stake, so the project will move ahead shortly.

"I expect we'll be doing some construction in Texas this fiscal year," he said, referring to the government fiscal year ending September 30.

Local officials said recently they had been told the Homeland Security department plans to have 153 miles of wall in place in Texas by the end of 2008.

While locals may be consulted on the type of fence constructed, they will not have veto power over whether the wall will be built, Chertoff said.

"Because the fence is not only to protect the border communities, it's to protect the country," he said.

Construction on the wall already has begun in Arizona, Chertoff said. Washington aims to have "operational control" of the border by 2013 by building the 700-mile (1,120-km) wall along parts of the frontier and creating a "virtual fence" in desert areas with drones, sensors, cameras, satellite technology and vehicle barriers.

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