Habakkuk 2:12 Woe to him that builds a town with blood and establishes a city by iniquity!
We are currently engaged in rebuilding the nation of Iraq by shedding blood and by using force.
We go into a country that has not attacked us, start dropping bombs and allowing others to be tortured, yet we expect that nation to roll over for this and accept it?
Where is the outrage in our own nation over this? Where is the outrage of the Christians in regards to these policies we have introduced?
The astonishing truth is that many do not have a problem with our actions in Iraq.
If this is spreading democracy, I am not for it. How much longer will the masses be duped by the ridiculous explanation that we are there to spread "freedom and democracy"?
Would any of you tolerate or accept this type of "freedom" and "democracy" being perpetrated upon you in your own country? They speak of freedom, but the freedom they speak of is shedding innocent blood and getting away with it. But let me assure you that God sees all and will reward accordingly. The time is rapidly approaching in which the number of casualties of this war will exceed numbers we could scarce imagine. And yet those in control of setting policy and making decisions are not speaking out. Their tongues remain silent when the American public demands an answer from them.
Here is a bit of truth for those who want to hear it:
Those who have never known the hell and atrocities of war are all too eager to send another man or woman's son into it. And stop and think about what type of war is being waged.
Is this a war in which we are defending OUR liberties and OUR freedoms for our country? Let's take a look.
Saddam Hussein NEVER committed a crime against the United States. The nation of Iraq did nothing to us personally. We first went into Afghanistan and then somehow found our way into Iraq.
Do you not see something wrong with this? Who wanted to go into Iraq and for what purpose? I was watching television when it was announced that we would go into Iraq, two words came into my mind and heart, they were WHAT and WHY.
Enough of the atrocities, enough of utilizing our military for purposes that are going nowhere and that kill innocent people. Those who say "We are there now, so we must stay, we must win and make this thing work", I want to ask one question.
How can you take a wrong and make it appear right?
You cannot, the only way you can make a wrong right is by being honest and confessing that what has currently been done was in error.
What about the Families that have lost loved ones over this war? We need to be asking those who plunged us into it, but I doubt there will be an answer. See my links at the bottom of this page for web sites as well that you should check out for families of the military.
A wrong cannot be made to appear right, for it is not possible to call white black and black white. Those who do these things are only engaging in their own fruitless wishful thinking or else are engaged in the most sickening of deceptions upon those who believe them.
But we do not hear anything about our being wrong or making an error in judgment in regards to going into Iraq. We constantly hear how there are positive thing goings on in Iraq and many tell us that we are not hearing the good news. I fail to understand how the good we have done could justify the atrocities that those live with every day in such a bloody war zone. It is as if those who decided to start and keep up this war are in a constant sleep or dreamland. But the decisions that have been made have placed countless others in for the nightmare of their lives.
We went on and on about the torture chambers in Iraq, then what do we do? We go and prove to the world that we are torturers as well.
Read the current news article,"A Soldier's Heart"
Here are a few issues that I feel must be raised, I believe they are worthy to be addressed:
Stop loss policy
This policy is nothing more than an attempt at slavery.
Notice I said "attempt", because it will not last. This attempt at slavery will fail God willing. Here is a news story: Soldiers fails to halt 'stop-loss' rule Those soldiers who have served their time over the years should not have shackles put on them afterward. But this current war we are engaged in is calling for more bodies and more blood even if those bodies have already served their time in the heat of combat. Every time I hear the question asked, "Why are we still there" I hear an answer like "We must complete reconstruction". How can there be satisfactory reconstruction in a war zone? I have yet to get an answer on this. The situation is now such that all attempts at reconstruction can be thwarted at the drop of a hat. Bombs going off at sites that are under reconstruction is a chaotic effort to say the least.
Not to mention that the Governor of Baghdad was recently assassinated:Baghdad Governor Assassinated
How can there be fair and safe elections if the Governor cannot manage to be kept safe?
The top General of the Army reserves has stated that the reserve is rapidly degenerating into a "broken force".
In the midst of this madness, we hear that our Secretary of Defense is not even signing condolence letters by hand to the families of our military.
Here is an article to read: A lot of people are paying now for Bush excesses
Shedding Innocent Blood:
One of the seven deadly sins spoken of in the Bible is "Hands that spill innocent blood".
So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
How many more have to sacrifice their lives in order for the blood letting to cease? What will it take before this war in Iraq is examined through eyes that WANT to see the truth of the impossible situation that has become the "War in Iraq"?
What will happen to America because of what we have done in another country and allowed to take place there?
In the bible, we can always look back and see what becomes of a nation that goes against the principles that God has set forth. To a country that does what we have done to another, this means that we will get what we have given. We invaded and took over another country and have subjected them to atrocities that we would never want to be subjected to. With this knowledge, it is a good GUESS that we will someday have the same done to us. This is the old adage that you get what you give or you reap what you sow.
In other words:
We go into a country, spill innocent blood,
Another country will come unto us and spill our innocent blood.
The only ones who would take issue with this are those who are so steeped in pride that they refuse to see the truth.
Was Jesus a war monger?
No, he was not. I challenge you to find one passage in the Bible that states otherwise. You will not find it.
For even when Jesus was approached in the Garden of Gethsemene by those who sought to take him and kill him, Peter drew his sword and Jesus instructed him to put it away. Even when Jesus had done no wrong and there was an apparent NEED to protect the innocent *Jesus*, our master said: "Put up your sword".
10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
When the Samaritans did not receive Jesus, James and John had an idea: Notice how Jesus rebuked them for it:
54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
When any country goes against what God has set forth as truth in his word, that country has begun to weaken itself through it's own actions.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
We have veterans that have had to suffer with their benefits being cut, where is the outrage about this?
There are numerous soldiers who are injured for life and do not have adequate checks to live on and nothing is done about this.
Our military trusted that those who have the rule over them would not send them into harms way unless absolutely necessary. Has this war in Iraq been proven to be ABSOLUTELY necessary to our military or to us as American citizens?
Below are some web sites that are managed by families of the military, I advise you to check them out for yourselves.
Military Families Speak Out