HOW WARS ARE STARTED
By Betty Freauf
August 20, 2006
A funny thing happened during my visit to my nearby post office. The weatherman had been warning about the impending heat wave and what to do to prepare for it including not leaving children and dogs in the cars – a no-brainer, but people still have to be reminded. But should I be surprised? Some parents go off to work and forget they have a child in the back seat in hot cars and they die. What the weather people were telling us was how to basically keep cool.
When I arrived at the post office, I thought maybe the electricity was out because it was nearly dark except for the light coming in through the windows. Once I got inside, I saw two lights over the counter were on. I asked, “What’s the deal?” The postmaster proceeded to explain to me the lights give off too much heat. Then he told me how when his inside office window is open, the temperature goes up ten degrees. So I asked, “Why do you have your windows open during the hot days when we are told to keep them closed?”
We had a conversation back and forth but I could tell he was getting annoyed with my inquiries. Finally, he went into his office, opened the door to the post office lobby and said to me, “See, when the window is closed, the temperature is lower.” Well, there was the problem. He was referring to venetian blinds being closed or open and he was saying “the window.”
I laughed and said, “There’s our problem. You aren’t saying what you mean.” In turn, he said to me, “Well, in Texas…” I laughed and said “But you aren’t in Texas, you’re in Oregon and that is a blind, not a window!” And then I commented, “This is how wars begin.” Is it dangerous to believe wars are always the result of misunderstandings? This happens not only between nations but it happens between parents and children, husbands and wives and even between friends, political parties and churches.
I later told the story to two of his employees. They laughed and told me additional stories so I felt better knowing most Oregonians talk the same language. It’s the transplants that give us trouble and I’m sure that is the same in other parts of the country.
If we can get into these disagreements in our own country, can you imagine the problems involved when America tries to shove our culture down the throats of individuals in other countries? Perhaps this is another reason why President George Washington told America never to get entangled in the affairs of other nations because so many misunderstandings can happen. It is especially devastating when different religions are involved. The subjects of religion and politics are simply off limits at many family gatherings and understandably so.
President Bush said on October 6, 2005 that “Wars are not won without sacrifice and this (Iraq) war will require more sacrifice.” But I say we’d have no wars if the leaders who want these wars would have to put themselves or their children on the front lines. But lets face it. Sinister minds in high places in whatever country can always come up with a way to start a war to accomplish their hidden agenda and that agenda has always been One World Government. And then we’ll have to have more wars to see who will be the chosen dictator.
Perhaps the hearts of our leaders that want to “democratize” the world are in the right place but dreadfully misguided. If we continue to fight the wars of other nations defending their borders while ours are wide open and if U.S. taxpayers must continue to pay the bills of other nations while the needs of Americans are left unattended, we will become bankrupt and fall just like the other empires did before us. And this Iraq war has a dividing affect as bad as Viet Nam.
The bodies of millions of innocent men which lie in military graves throughout the world serve as a reminder to the true meaning of “promoting the general welfare” so I won’t go into detail about the lives destroyed, those killed and maimed, post traumatic stress disorders, flashbacks, dreams and memories of war that those who serve go through and the costs of paying death benefits, disability, hospital and doctor bills and counseling. The only winners are the capitalist corporations and their stockholders when they go into the countries to rebuild that which we’ve helped destroy. [Read]
President John F. Kennedy said in the year of his missile crisis: “We must face the fact that the U.S. is neither omnipotent nor omniscient and that we are only six percent of the world’s population and that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind. We cannot right every wrong or reverse each adversity and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.”
But some would say the vital security interests of the U.S. were at stake after 9-11 and with that anniversary just around the corner, the Internet is overflowing with theories that refute that possibility. Let’s be honest. Wars and rumors of war have been fought as a result of the birth pangs of the forthcoming world government. Through incredible betrayal and intrigue these wars are merely the testing ground to world government as powerful factions battle for supremacy.
It all started in the Middle East when Abraham and Sarah stepped out of the will of God. He told the couple they’d be given a son. They were to be patient but Sarah believing she was getting too old to conceive told Abraham to sleep with her handmaiden. As a result, Ishmael (who represents the Muslims/Arabs) was born. Later Sarah had Isaac (who represents Israel) and then she sent Ishmael and his mother away and there has been a hatred between these step-cousins ever since. And because America has always supported Israel, we then became the enemy too.
It happens all the time in our own lives. Children marry outside the religious beliefs of their parents and when the children come along, there is dissension about how they should be raised. Israelites were told to marry within their own race, but they begin to marry Moabite women. The same problems developed. And I am sure readers could offer many more additional examples. It all boils down to rebellion on our part and our refusal to stay within the will of God.
Hermann Goering, Nazi leader at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II said, “Why, of course, the people don’t want war…. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship…. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”
In all honesty, I can’t begin to determine who is right and who is wrong. We have the neo-cons who want to destroy OPEC by privatizing the oil –vs- the Texas oil men who oppose this. We have those who support Israel and those who oppose the nation that didn’t come into existence until 1948 created by the United Nations. We have those who say “cut and run” and others say those that died in Iraq would have died in vain if we do.
But this much I do know, what we are fighting is spiritual and God will have the final say-so but I can’t help but wonder if Lucifer and his fallen angels are grinning and saying: “We will let the U.S. pursue its so-called ‘democratic ideals’ and let them think this war against terrorists will be the end of all such wars. We can exploit this notion because we have the U.S. right where we want it. They are debt-ridden from war expenditures and unconstitutional entitlements and if they finally decide that invading Iraq was a big mistake and pull out, things could get worse but if they stay, more home-grown terrorists will be born, live, and be taught that both the U.S. and Israel must be destroyed.” Like Plato observed more than two thousands years ago, “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” Only peace will reign when Jesus returns.
 Armed Madhouse by Greg Palast © 2006 P. 90 The Houston Insurgency. Greg is also author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
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Betty is a former Oregon Republican party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, and a precinct worker for many years but Betty gave up on the two-party system in 2004 and joined the Constitutional Party.
President Bush said on October 6, 2005 that “Wars are not won without sacrifice and this (Iraq) war will require more sacrifice.” But I say we’d have no wars if the leaders who want these wars would have to put themselves or their children on the front lines.