Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HI, HO, HI, HO – IT’S OFF TO WAR WE GO…yet again!

11 NOVEMBER 2014, Vol.1, No.77 > HI, HO, HI, HO – IT’S OFF TO WAR WE GO…yet again!

‘When the Righteous succeed the people rejoice,
But when the bad govern, men groan!’ – Proverbs 29:2
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HI HO, HI HO – IT’S OFF TO WAR WE GO…yet again!

It’s SHAMEFUL that on this VETERANS’ DAY we’ve already seen on the news – less than a week after the 2014 Mid-Term elections – the ruling regime & the MIC (Military Industrial Complex) are about to ESCALATE more troops into a NEW WAR until the U.S. Military is again engaged in COMBAT ON THE GROUND – this time against a newly emerging country called, ‘THE ISLAMIC STATE of IRAQ & SYRIA’ (ISIS) and/or also called ‘The Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant’ (ISIL)!  One would think that after almost three-decades of one WAR after another we might have learned something in the face of – at least ONE VETERAN COMMITTING SUICIDE EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS – and that’s just the statistics from 36 states!  If all 50 states reported the DAILY DEATH TOLL it’s estimated that upwards to TWO PER / HOUR would be killing themselves!  WHY?  Because almost TWO-MILLION former & current military personnel have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and cannot receive any help or medical assistance from the Department of Defense (DOD) or from the VETERANS HOSPITALS because of LACK OF FUNDING – and as a direct & proximate result, CANNOT GET A JOB!  WHY?  Because the ‘Radical Republicans’ in Congress have cut-the-budget and cutoff the funding of such programs to help Veterans SINCE THE WAR(s) for OIL COME FIRST!  It’s a nightmare for the wounded-Veterans, and it’s a national disgrace & judgment upon this once Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!

The new ‘Radical Republicans’ coming into full-control of the government starting 01 January 2015 – might as well adopt the  party-slogans of the ruling-regime in the 1949 classic book by George Orwell, aka, Eric Blair, entitled “1984”!




Under the current circumstances, we can then fully appreciate the new totalitarianism, aka, ‘Corporate Fascism’!  According to ‘Radical Republicans’ like John ‘Insane’ McCain (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC), and the other Warmongers in Congress – WAR means PROFITS…&…PROFITS means JOBS!  And in less than a week, the ruling-regime of the ‘BLACK-BUSH’ has already DOUBLED the number of troops to fight the Sunnis that have carved out a new country, called, ‘THE ISLAMIC STATE of IRAQ & SYRIA’ (ISIS) and/or also called ‘The Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant’ (ISIL)!  Since the USA supported the Shia to topple the late Saddam Hussein, a Sunni, and since the Shia used the weapons provided by the USA to attack, maim & kill Sunnis – the Sunni followed the political, military, civil & social leadership of the former Ba’ath Political Party and declared the establishment of ISIS!  Comprised of former Iraq Republican Guard, so far ISIS has defeated everything in its path to establish a safe-homeland for its people – and that has included taking over 8 former USA military bases in Iraq and capturing all the weapons & military equipment in tact, as well as capturing several Syrian military bases including air-bases with jet fighter planes in tact.  And to top it off, ISIS is growing by leaps & bounds via the influx of tens-of-thousands of new, young fighters from all around the world and is growing into a formidable military force soon to exceed 100,000 motivated and here-to-date undefeated fighters!  Yet, believe it or not, according to Joe Bidden & the USA Joint Military Command, ISIS is NOT a THREAT to the USA or any of our ‘allies’but since ISIS has control of several Oil Fields – well Mr. ‘BLACK-BUSH’ and his big oil cartels & the MIC want to again place American-Youth in harms-way!  IT’S OIL & PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE yet again!

What’s the difference between Shia and Sunni, well here’s a summary comparison from the Internet found at
Islam has two main branches: the Shia and the Sunni.  This split in the religion comes down to a political and spiritual difference of opinion about who should have succeeded Muhammad after his death in 632 CE.  Major tenets and beliefs are often similar between the two branches, but some important differences exist. Tensions and conflicts between Shias and Sunnis are very similar to those that have at times existed between Catholics and Protestants.

Comparison chart



Angels obey God's commandments. They have limited free will, though no drive to sin.
God created angels from light. They do not have their own free will and always obey the commandments of God.
200 million
1.2 billion
Place of worship
Mosque, Imambarah or Ashurkhana, Eidgah
Mosque, Eidgah
Use of statues and pictures
Not permitted
Not permitted
Imaam (divinely guided), Ayatollah, Mujtahid, Allamah, Maulana
Caliph, Imaam (Saint), Mujtahid, Allamah, Maulana
Man may marry up to 4 women.
Man may marry up to 4 women.
Offshoot religions
Baha'i - a separate religion
Ahmadiyya (Ahmedi) - a sect of Islam
Belief of God
One God
One God
Original Language(s)
Arabic, Farsi
Birth of Jesus
Virgin Birth
Virgin Birth
Second coming of Jesus
Death of Jesus
Denied. Jesus did not die on the cross, but his body went up to heaven.
Denied. Jesus did not die on the cross, but his body went up to heaven.
View of other Abrahamic religions
Christianity and Judaism are "People of the Book."
Christianity and Judaism are "People of the Book."
Resurrection of Jesus
Denied. Jesus did not die on the cross. Jesus will come back down from heaven in the future.
Denied. Jesus did not die on the cross. Jesus will come back down from heaven in the future.
Holy days
Ashura, Eid al Fitr, Eid al Adha, Eid al ghadeer
Eid al Fitr, Eid al Adha, Eid-e-Milaad-un-Nabi
From teachings of Prophet Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure.
From teachings of Prophet Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure.
Places most closely associated with independent history of the faith
Kufa, Karbala
Madinah (Medina), Makkah (Mecca)
Adherents called
Shiites, Shia, Shii, Ehl-e-Tash'e
Sunni, Ehl-e-Sunnah
Geographic Presence
Majority in Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Lebanon. Minority spread across the world.
Majority in most Muslim countries. Minority spread across the world.
Articles of Belief
One God, Angels, Revealed Books of God including the Quran, Messengers, Day of Judgement, Prophethood, Imaamah
One God, Angels, Revealed Books of God including the Quran, Messengers, Day of Judgement, Prophethood
Pillars of faith
1. Prayer 2. Fasting 3. Pilgrimage 4. Mandatory alms, 20% for Imaam and the needy (khums) 5.Jihad 6. Promotion of good 7. Dissuasion from bad 8. Re-affirmation 9. Disassociation from the enemies of Islam starting from first Caliph.
1. Testament of Faith 2. Prayer 3. Mandatory alms, 2.5% for needy (zakaat) 4. Fasting 5. Pilgrimage 6. Struggle in the way of God to promote good and stop bad.
Imams identified as
Divinely guided. Considered as the only legitimate interpreters of the Quran.
Saints. Considered as persons with strong faith in Quran and Sunnah.
Required lineage for ruler
Must be male child from lineage of Ali from Fatimah.
Can be any practicing Muslim chosen by agreement of the authorities of the muslim populace (ummah).
Muhammad nominated a successor ?
Yes, his cousin and son in law Ali ibn Abu Talib
Successors after the Prophet
12 Infallible Imams; Ali bin Abi Talib, Hassan, Hussain, Ali ZainulAbideen, Muhammad AlBaqir, Jaafar AlSaadiq, Musa AlKaazim, Ali AlRaza, Muhammad AlTaqi, Ali AlNaqi, Hasan AlAskari, Muhammad AlMahdi (hidden).
The Four Rightly Guided Caliphs: Abu Bakr, Umar bin Al Khattab, Uthman bin Afan, Ali bin Abi Talib,
Beliefs regarding revealed scriptures
Belief in the Quran
Belief in the Quran
Continuation of authoritative revelation
Partially true. Imaams are considered divinely guided. The purpose is to explain and safeguard the current faith and its esoteric meaning.
No, authoritative revelation ended with Prophet Muhammad.
Collection of religious narrations from Imaams and Mujtahids
Nahajul Balagha, Kitab al-Kafi, Man la yahduruhu al-Faqih, Tahdhib al-Ahkam, Al-Istibsaar
Muatta Maalik, Musnad Ahmad, Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawood, Jami al-Tirmidhi, Sunan Nasae.
View on the personality of Imaam Ali
Prophet said inter alia: - “Exemption from the Hellfire comes with love for Ali (A.S).” - “Of whomever I was master, Ali (A.S) is his master.” - “Ali (A.S) is from me and I am from him, and he is the protector of every true believer after m
Considered as a 'Lion of God', the first male convert to Islam, and a warrior champion of the faith.
Branches and their status
Ithna Ashariyya ('Twelvers'), Ismailis ('Seveners') and Zaidis ('Fivers'). The latter do not agree to infallibility of Imaams or to the occultation of the 12th Imaam Mahdi.
Four contributing schools of Law: Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi and Hanbali. Two Schools of Creed: Ashari and Maturidi. These branches count each other on right path with different way of thinking.
Special Day of worship
Temporary unannounced Marriage
No, termed as adultery.
Name of the practice means
"party" or "partisans" of Ali
"well-trodden path" or "tradition"
Current leaders
Imaams (not in the same sense as Shi'a, where Imaams are divinely guided)
Intercession permitted
Yes (14 Infallibles only - From Prophet until the Mahdi, including Fatima, daughter of the Prophet and wife of Ali)
Major groups of Sunnis do not accept intercession. However, the method of prayer at dargahs or ziyarat-gahs (tombs of saints) may be considered close to intercession.
Public affirmation of faith and propagation of teachings
The Shia allow 'Taqiyya': which is to be able to deny faith when under grave danger. This extends to the belief that true meaning of faith is hidden until the coming of twelfth Imaam.
Little stress on esoteric meaning or taqiyya. While 'inner meaning' of Quraan is accepted as existing, stress is on literal rather than mystic interpretation. Notable exceptions are Sufi schools.
Self Flagellation (Lattum)
To commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein, Shiite groups march in massive parades on the 10th day of the Muharram month. There is self-flagellation i.e. flogging own back, chest with hands, knives, blades or chains. Permitted by some scholars.
No, termed as major sin
Did Islam achieve ultimate glory?
No, it was hijacked by hypocrites, especially the first three Caliphs.
Yes, mission of Muhammad achieved glory at the time of first three Caliphs and sustained by next three Caliphs including Ali bin Abi Talib.
Building and visiting shrines permitted
Building and visiting mosques permitted

If it were not for the oil fields currently under Sunni / ISIS control, the USA and Britain would care less about them – just as you see by them taking NO INTEREST in the Central African disputes and that of the Boko Horam in Nigeria and their kidnapping of Brethren / Mennonite-school-girls to become the ‘wives’ of the soldiers for the Boko Horam!  Unlike ISIS which has implemented a complete governmental infrastructure at all levels of their societythe Nigerian Boko Haram are just marauders that simply ‘rape, pillage & plunder’ wherever they go howbeit starting out against the foreign oil companies ripping off  the Nigerian people!  Since they are no longer attacking oil refineries – they pose ‘no threat’ to American interests!  SUCH IS THE HYPOCRISY IN WASHINGTON & LONDON!    

The political-reality inside the ‘Beltway’ come January 2015 until January 2017 is that the radical-agenda of the ‘Radical Republicans’ will be one of AUSTERITY in which they will try to cutoff funding to many programs designed to assist persons of low-income and those designed to slowdown the shrinking Middle-Class – BUT THEY DO NOT have enough votes to override any VETO from the ‘BLACK-BUSH’ – and therefore their influence will be limited and most likely lead to even GREATER DISFAVOR by the American Voter in 2016 – and that means that perhaps candidates will step forth that will demand:

1.     Canceling all Student Loan Debts;
2.    Canceling our National Debt, nationalize all banks, abolish the privately-owned Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) and RESTORE THE U.S. TREASURY BANKING SYSTEM and issue an Honest Money Supply;
3.    Cancel all foreign-aid to warmongers & warring sects like the Israelis & demand an end to Israeli-Occupation of Palestine & recognize Palestine as a new nation;
4.    Cancel all permits to drill-for-oil in environmentally sensitive areas like the Artic Circle or off our national coasts;
5.    Restore all environmental protections for the health & safety of all Citizens;
6.    Stop the Wars & spend those funds domestically rebuilding the national infrastructure;
7.    Restore a Balance to the American Educational system; and,
8.   Cut back on military spending, return all troops, and stop interference in foreign entanglements!


Senator Sanders might run for president!  So too may Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren!  Either choice will restore SOCIAL JUSTICE to America in the hopes that we as a people can be saved from descending into a real CIVIL WAR between political & sectarian beliefs & factions!  IF HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF – then the moment that anyone declares ‘MARTIAL LAW’ – that will be the moment that everyone wearing a uniform or working in a government building will become a TARGET since a declaration of ‘Martial Law’ means that the government has taken up arms against its own people and that THE PEOPLE have a Right to Defend their BILL OF RIGHTS!  IF America REAPS WHAT IT HAS SOWN – then it could get very ugly in a very short time and last for a long time!

You always hear & see folks saying & displaying signs saying, “God Bless America” – but WHAT IF –

Perhaps this is what is meant by the Prophet Hosea, Chapter 4, Verses 1 – 9, as follows:

“1.  Hear the word of YaHoVaH, you Israelites, because YaHoVaH has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: "There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of YaHoVaH in the land.
 2.  There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.
 3.  Because of this the land mourns, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the fish of the sea are dying.
 4.  "But let no man bring a charge, let no man accuse another, for your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.
 5.  You stumble day and night, and the prophets stumble with you.  So I will destroy your mother--
 6.  my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.  "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your Creator, I also will ignore your children.
 7.  The more the priests increased, the more they transgressed against me; they exchanged their Glory for something disgraceful.
 8.  They feed on the transgressions of my people and relish their wickedness.
 9.  And it will be: Like people, like priests.  I will punish both of them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.”  (NIV with Holy Name restored)

WE REAP WHAT WE SOW…& then some!

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