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Points to Ponder About

December 2009

PURPOSE (*): The purpose of Points to Ponder About is to stimulate thinking that would draw the disoriented Faithful back to God (**) and away from the hypocritical duplicity of some religious institutions which are destroying the little faith left on earth.

You may access all other editions of  "Points to Ponder About" through the appropriate links at the bottom of this page.

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CONTENTS in this edition:

Dec 31 - Another incoherence about Osama bin-Laden: Why did not he attacked Saudi Arabia?

Dec 23 - Iran's plans for enriching uranium. How to know their real purpose.

Dec 19 - The relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and Mr. Vladimir Putin

Dec 12 - A new document: The Myth of Overpopulation.

Dec 4 - The list of nuclear-capable countries extends beyond those who have built their own weapons

Nov 30 - The background of Mr. Van Rompuy, the new President of the European Union

Published on December 31st, 2009

Another incoherence about Osama bin-Laden: Why did not he attacked Saudi Arabia?

Do you wonder.... why didn't Osama bin-Laden turned against the Saudi government instead of turning against the US?

So do we.... considering that bin-Laden's chief and initial complaint was the establishment of US bases in the Middle East - specifically in Saudi Arabia. It logically follows that the US could not establish military bases there unless it was authorized by the Saudi authorities. Therefore - the logic, regardless of one's faith, shows that the Saudi government would be ultimately responsible for what bin-Laden blamed the US.

It looks that the "Cafeteria Syndrome" not only applies to the Vatican. The incoherent "pick-and-choose" behavior certainly is an interfaith syndrome.

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Published on December 23rd, 2009

Iran's plans for enriching uranium. How to know their real purpose.

Do you wonder.... what the International Community (IC) could have done to definitively prove one way or another Iran's claim as to what their real intent about nuclear power was?

Quite simple... The IC could have offered to exchange Iran's unprocessed uranium for its equivalent amount in the form of uranium rods needed in a power plant. Although it appears that such was the IC offer - it was not.

The IC requested Iran to give up all their unprocessed uranium; then it would be enriched by a third party country, turned into fuel rods and then, only then, given it back to Iran. Given the IC's track record, Iran's leadership would have to be insane to accept such terms.

The option that we are talking about is an on-the-spot exchange. There is enough uranium in the hands of the IC that the IC did not need to have Iran's uranium on hand to turn it into fuel rods.

If Iran would have balked at such on-the-spot exchange, the IC would then have concrete proof that Iran's plans for enriching uranium was not for peaceful purposes; on the other hand, if Iran had gladly accepted the on-the-spot exchange, the IC would not have a valid excuse to try to carry out the third regime change in the Middle East.

Consider what a problem that would be for the IC if Iran would have gone along with such on-the-spot exchange! It would be as problematic as if Osama bin-Laden would show up at the UN headquarters and turn himself in....

Imagine .... Who would then be the "boogie man" to justify whatever the IC wanted to do in the world? Let's face it - the only thing that has not been blamed on Al Qaeda has been the Global Warming and, given enough time, and the twisted logic of Sara Flounders - "The best way to dramatically clean up the environment is to shut down the Pentagon. " (1) - they will be blamed for it too!


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Published on December 19th, 2009

The relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and Mr. Vladimir Putin

Do you wonder.... what is the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church, Mr. Vladimir Putin and the Russian Government at large? (1)

The Financial Times has answered that question in detail....

“The Church of Sophia the Divine Wisdom ... in the Lubyanka was recreated upon the blessing of the patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and by the zeal of the Federal Security Service.” So reads a plaque on a church that sits beside the building that once housed the KGB – ironic given that the Soviet secret police imprisoned or executed tens of thousands of priests.

Further evidence of the curious relationship between Russia’s spymasters and the Orthodox Church is to be found down the street from the headquarters of the KGB’s successor, the Federal Security Service. The Sretensky monastery has a fully functioning reception office in the style of a government ministry, which is unusual in a Russian orthodox monastery – or in any monastery, for that matter.

It is also the spiritual headquarters of the “orthodox Chekists”, a conservative group of former spies (the nickname is derived from Cheka, the forerunner of the KGB) that surrounds Vladimir Putin, the prime minister and former president.

Church officials confirm that Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov, the head of the monastery, is an associate of Mr Putin, and even acts as his confessor – which makes him one of the country’s most influential clergymen.

Oh, yes.... the "Holiness" and "Sanctity" of it all.

(1) Full News Report

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Published on December 12th, 2009  [Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe]

A new document: The Myth of Overpopulation.

Do you wonder.... how much of the overpopulation "problem" is really another myth created to manipulate the masses?

Wonder no more! You are invited to review a letter we sent out to those in authority sixteen years ago debunking: The Myth of Overpopulation

Note: Since that time Jane Fonda - the Godmother of the Overpopulation Myth - converted to Christianity and separated herself from CNN's father - Ted Turner.

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Published on December 4th, 2009  [First Friday Devotion]

The list of nuclear-capable countries extends beyond those who have built their own weapons

Do you wonder.... to what extent the general public is lied to in matters which are of global importance to all human beings?

Wonder no more... People "are fed" that the only nuclear countries in Europe are Britain and France, however Europe's dirty little secret is out and that's not quite the way it is.

As we read in a recent TIME article: (1)
[our highlighting]

....the list of nuclear-capable countries extends beyond those - Britain and France - who have built their own weapons. Nuclear bombs are stored on air-force bases in Italy, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands - and planes from each of those countries are capable of delivering them. The Federation of American Scientists believes that there are some 200 B61 thermonuclear gravity bombs scattered across these four countries. Under a NATO agreement struck during the Cold War, the bombs, which are technically owned by the U.S., can be transferred to the control of a host nation's air force in times of conflict. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dutch, Belgian, Italian and German pilots remain ready to engage in nuclear war.

As long as the general public continues to silently swallow all lies passed on, without even a prayer, they will continue until the last, and fatal one (2), is made manifest.

(1) News Report
(2) The False Christ

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Published on November 30th, 2009

The background of Mr. Van Rompuy, the new President of the European Union

Do you wonder.... about the background of the very much unknown-to-the-world new President of the European Union?

European who? some may ask. Mr. Herman Van Rompuy now presides a union, which almost matches the US in Gross National Product (1), technology and surpasses it in population, and who was not democratically elected. That is how important this "unknown factor" is.
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A brief bird's eye view (2) into Mr. Van Rompuy soul....

Van Rompuy, a conservative Catholic, born in 1947, was active in the youth section of the Flemish Christian-Democrat Party. He wrote books and articles about the importance of traditional values, the role of religion, the protection of the unborn life, the Christian roots of Europe and the need to preserve them. The undemocratic and immoral nature of Belgian politics repulsed him and led to a sort of crisis of conscience.

In April 1990, the Belgian King abdicated over the abortion issue, and the Christian-Democrat Party, led by Herman Van Rompuy, who had always prided himself on being a good Catholic, had one of Europe's most liberal abortion bills signed by the college of ministers, a procedure provided by the Belgian Constitution for situations when there is no King.

Herman's political career continued. He became Belgium's Budget Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Speaker of the Chamber of Representatives and finally Prime Minister. He kept publishing intellectual and intelligent books, but instead of defending the concept of the good, he now defended the concept of "the lesser evil."

One day he even had the locks of the plenary meeting room changed so that Parliament could not convene to vote on the issue. On another occasion, he did not show up in his office for a whole week to avoid opening a letter demanding him to table the matter. His tactics worked. In December 2008, when the Belgian Prime Minister had to resign in the wake of a financial scandal, Herman became the new leader of the predominantly French-speaking government which does not represent the majority of Belgium's ethnic majority group. During the past 11 months, he has skillfully managed to postpone any parliamentary vote on the BHV matter, thereby prolonging a situation which the Supreme Court, responding to Herman's own complaint in 2003, has ruled to be unconstitutional.

Now, Herman has moved on to lead Europe. Like Belgium, the European Union is an undemocratic institution, which needs shrewd leaders who are capable of renouncing everything they once believed in and who know how to impose decisions on the people against the will of the people. Never mind democracy, morality or the rule of law, our betters know what is good for us more than we do. And Herman is now one of our betters. He has come a long way since the days when he was disgusted with Belgian-style politics.

Mr. Van Rompuy speaks.... (3)

"We are living through exceptionally difficult times: the financial crisis and its dramatic impact on employment and budgets, the climate crisis which threatens our very survival. A period of anxiety, uncertainty and lack of confidence. Yet these problems can be overcome by common efforts in and between our countries. 2009 is also the first year of global governance, with the establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis. The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step towards the global management of our planet. Our mission is one of hope, supported by acts and action."

This gentleman "looks like, smells like, talks like and deal like (4) an Opus Dei man "to the core" although we cannot find his connection to it. This may be quite interesting given the three factions composing  "The Threesome of Saviors of the World"

(1) World Economic Outlook Database, October 2009
(2) Meet the President of Europe | The Brussels Journal
(3) EU @ UN - Intervention of H.E. Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, New President of EU Council
[link no longer working in 2022]
(4) An Opus Dei Profile by a friend of the Opus Dei
(5) The Threesome of Saviors of the World

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(**) "Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given."..... Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.... Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and be converted so that I should heal them." [Matthew 13:11, 13, 15]

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