by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall
9:35 A.M. 9/11/2014; It was thirteen years-ago this day, I phoned my ex-wife Catherine at her work place as I watched the Twin Towers in flames. Since that day over 200.000 people have been killed as the result of premeditated, planed life style of war, revenge, war, revenge and all based on a continual barrage of:
LIES – WAR – REVENGE / LIES – WAR – R …
Yesterday, I attended a Washington Meeting featuring Rusiana Lyzhychko, seen lately on TV in the heart of Ukraine’s violent risings. She, being attractive and articulate became Ukrainian’s “poster girl” for the west’s interest in Ukraine.
I actually went to the meeting to ask her sponsor, Mark Green, President of the International Republican Institute (IRI), a question the entire world needs to have answered.
- I first ran into the IRI in Port au Prince, Haiti in 2001-3. Periodically, we stayed at the same hotel as their operatives. In the daytime we were off doing mission in Haiti’s vast outback, while the IRI people were creating havoc among the people of Haiti. We would hear them speaking in the hotel bar, about their plans to set fires, attack police stations and do all they could to destabilize the “ELECTED – LEGITIMATE” government of the Republic of Haiti.
I tried to tell people in the U.S. of their doings, but no one would listen. I wrote a book “Ring of Angels” and appeared on hundreds of Radio Stations; all to no avail
- Several years later (2010) as “Arab Spring” erupted in Algiers, Tunis and Libya, cheers broke out from Times Square to Hollywood Blvd. I was a small voice, warning that these “spontaneous” actions were actually, very staged and I assumed the IRI was in on it. Little did I know Robert Ford, of later Syrian eruption fame, was then Ambassador to Algiers (2006-08) right in the center of the Maghreb, during the run-up and preparations to the over throws. But alas, no one was interested.
- Later (2013) as the news of the riots in Tahir Square in Cairo, Egypt erupted, I sensed an eerie similarity in this event and the methods of the IRI. Sure enough, after Mubarak went, the new government (after the Muslim Brotherhood) arrested 38 Americans, including Sec. of Trans. Ray LaHood’s son, as members of the IRI were found inciting riots and attempting to destabilize the government of Egypt.
- During the next year as I witnessed our government attempting to create havoc in Syria, our then Ambassador (2010-2014), none other than Robert Ford of Arab Spring fame, began doing something which is totally against Diplomatic Protocol: he met with the sitting government’s enemies. The IRI was at his side throughout the entire endeavor. Shortly after, a group of differently identified Sunni Muslims, opposed to the Alawites (Assad) in power, began the current revolution, now mysteriously funded and armed?
Interestingly, in the months that followed these Syrian U.S. indorsed rebels were joined by a group of Iraqi’s that were formerly Saddam Hussein’s Army. At this point, I and others started “SCREAMING” to the White House: “”STOP.”” Obama did, and next thing you know these fighters, WE displaced in our WRONGFUL INVASION of Iraq way back in 2003 in Iraq, were forming ISIS, identified as a threat to all the world. *
- You can now understand, why, as I witnessed the riots in Ukraine in 2013-14, immediately informed everyone to locate the IRI in these events. For several months I could not ID them, BUT this past week MIRACULOUSLY (September 10, 2014) the spokesperson for the Ukraine Government shows up at a Washington meeting, with her sponsor: Mr. Mark Green, President of the International Republican Institute; *the same IRI I met in Haiti overthrowing their President; *the same as created the Arab Spring toppling THREE separate government: *the same as were charged with destabilizing Egypt new government; *the same as presented with Robert Ford in Syria beginning that travesty. As Tim Weiner said in his 2009 book leaving “A Legacy of Ashes!”
After my Washington meeting, I cornered a Diplomat from the Ukrainian Embassy. I related to him the above and he responded with an all knowing “of course this is the way thing always go.” I remembered Hillary Clinton’s near identical response after WikiLeaks told of the lying skullduggery America pulled on the world. She said: “Of course, we lie to them. Diplomacy is based on lies; we lie to them, they lie to us then we all do it again!”
The problem is its true!!! Awfully wrong but true!
TROUBLE IS: You can never come to the truth and embrace peace, if you always share lies. Instead you always find WAR – Every time, always, forever! Unfortunately, I have come to the cynical conclusion this is what the RULERS want – LIES – WAR and REVENGE! Republican, Democrats, Democracy, Oligarchy or Dictatorship, WAR has become their “Modus Operandi” we are to live with and lies will always deliver their preferred state of WAR!
Our rulers are helpless caught in an endless web – ONLY “WE” CAN STOP IT! We must say “NO” to it! We must demand the truth from our media and our academics and insist on the natural posture of PEACE, rather than the contrived condition of DESTRUCTION! WE must stand to power save our species. There is no other way, your life and that of you children is hanging in the balance.
My friends: I am 71+ years old, I am doing what I can and will continue; BUT it is up to we older ones to support the young. Thousands of young interns and blooming professionals, the world over, will need us to support them since our generation was incapable of supporting TRUTH and PEACE.
Last week end I met a young lady named Erin. She’s about 28, working 2 jobs, and pre-occupied with her financial survival. But she still had time to share with me the: “I’m scared to death,” and alluding to her friends: “I don’t know what’s to happen to us?” She and her friends don’t have the tools to help themselves BUT YOU AND I DO!!!
To the young: If you don’t strive against this plague on society and make the necessary changes, your entire life will be one long series of what we left to you: LIES – WAR – REVENGE // LIES – WAR – REVENGE; and soon the end will come, back to the trees – For God’s Sake.