Just read between the lines...

Red Text is the real story hiding between the lines.
Violet Text is a notable quote from a specific blogger.
Blue Text is my own personal commentary.
Gold Text is a link to the original sources.

One word of advice I would offer to everyone who reads this blog;

....Each and every day, take just a moment of your precious time to pray for Peace and Justice.

Friday, June 22, 2007

One More Lawless Friday

From The Bible;
2 Thessalonians ch2, v7-10;
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. Then that lawless one, (whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming) will be revealed; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved."

Maybe it is just delusional speculation, but if ever there was a moment in time when we have the living proof that Cheney changes "the law" to match his needs, it is printed here in this article today, (I picked the LATimes version here, but it is all over the MSM;)
...For the last four years, Vice President Dick Cheney has made the controversial claim (to put it mildly) that his office is not fully part of the Bush administration in order to exempt it from a presidential order regulating federal agencies' handling of classified national security information, officials said Thursday. Cheney has held that his office is not fully part of the executive branch of government despite the continued objections of the National Archives, which says his office's failure to demonstrate that it has proper security safeguards in place could jeopardize the government's top secrets. According to documents released Thursday by a House committee, Cheney's staff has blocked efforts by the National Archives' Information Security Oversight Office to enforce a key component of the presidential order: a mandatory on-site inspection of the vice president's office. At least one of those inspections would have come at a particularly delicate time — when Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, and other aides were under criminal investigation for their suspected roles ("likely roles?") in leaking the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame. In an eight-page letter to Cheney on Thursday, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) also charged that Cheney or his top staffers tried to abolish the Information Security Oversight Office this year after its director tried repeatedly to force Cheney's office to comply with the presidential order. (If they had retained former KS Gov. John Carlin as our national archivist, in the first place, this would never have happened) Some legal scholars and government secrecy experts noted the irony in Cheney's stance that his office is not fully part of the executive branch, given his claims of executive privilege when refusing to provide information requested by Congress. (OK, so now I get it...Executive Privilege = Protecting Energy Company Executives!?!? How could we all have missed something so OBVIOUS?)

In the same vein, here's the blog quote of the day
from C. Hardin-Smith at Firedog Lake;
"In a few short years in office, George Bush has managed to undercut the very foundations of lawful societies and of cohesive objection to the lawlessness which underpins the chaos of terror. Through a concerted campaign of fundamental disrespect for the rule of law. Through a lack of understanding and respect for the norms that civilized nations across the globe have put forth for generations as ideals toward which all decent people should strive. Through a foreign policy based on some variation of “my way or else yee haw.” And the results, as shown by the multiplying numbers among those who would fight against our nation are nothing short of catastrophic. It is the lack of respect for the rule of law, across the board, which the Bush Administration has pushed in every aspect of its policy decisions."
In other words, these Bush/Cheney rogues aren't simply outlaws and lawbreakers, they are completely lawless, and they use their executive privilege to change the statutes they are willing to be subject to like dirty underwear. This line in particular relates the irony of the foxes running the hen-house;

"cohesive objection to the lawlessness which underpins the chaos of terror."

They not only refuse to object to it, they actually promote "the chaos of terror" in order to keep their fickle flock of nanny and billy-goats in constant fear, so they can continue to promote a profitable world weapons market. And to do so, they must also keep the nations of the world locked in perpetual war.

So lets address that classic Hallelujah Chorus question; "why do the nations rage so furiously together?" Answer; for war profiteers to profit from.

And the next line "why do the People imagine a vain thing?" ...might "The People" mentioned here actually be "We, The People?" ...and that vain thing be the title "lone world superpower?"

Just food for thought...

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