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The Fugitive In The Mirror


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was not only the creator of Sherlock Holmes,
but apparently, he was a creative practical joker, too. The story is told
of one horrendous - although clever - practical joke that he played one
time. He just wrote a short, unsigned telegram - all in fun - to 12 of the
best known men in England. The anonymous message was the same -
only six words - six scary words, "All is discovered. Flee at once." As
the story goes, within 24 hours not one of those men could be found.



Howdy recently sent ten different puns to the UNC school newspaper,
in the hope that at least one of the puns would make some ot the
students laugh. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.
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but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in
time or eternity. - D.L. Moody


Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best of minds.
Men and women live on the brink of mysteries and harmonies
into which they never enter and with their hand on the doorlatch
they die outside. GK Chesterton


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I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really
foolish thing that people often say about Him [Jesus Christ]:
"I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I
don't accept His claim to be God."

That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was
merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would
not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic --
on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg --
or else he would be the Devil of Hell.

You must make your choice. Either this Man was, and is,
the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse ....
You can shut Him up for fool, you can spit at Him and kill
Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him
Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing
nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has
not left that option open to us. He did not intend to.

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Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment;
trust in money and you may have it taken from you;
but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded
in time or eternity. - D.L. Moody
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After 24 hours...
Conan Doyles shall "FLEE AT ONCE" for THE OTHER "ALL IS DISCOVERD" ,too. ^^
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A top Pentagon official who was responsible for tracking Saddam
Hussein's weapons programs before and after the 2003 liberation of Iraq,
has provided the first-ever account of how Saddam Hussein "cleaned up"
his weapons of mass destruction stockpiles to prevent the United States
from discovering them.

"The short answer to the question of where the WMD Saddam bought from
the Russians went was that they went to Syria and Lebanon," former
Deputy Undersecretary of Defense John A. Shaw told an audience Saturday
at a privately sponsored "Intelligence Summit" in Alexandria, Va.

"They were moved by Russian Spetsnaz (special forces) units out of
uniform, that were specifically sent to Iraq to move the weaponry and
eradicate any evidence of its existence," he said.

Shaw has dealt with weapons-related issues and export controls as a U.S.
government official for 30 years, and was serving as deputy
undersecretary of defense for international technology security when the
events he described today occurred.

He called the evacuation of Saddam's WMD stockpiles "a well-orchestrated
campaign using two neighboring client states with which the Russian
leadership had a long time security relationship."

Shaw was initially tapped to make an inventory of Saddam's conventional
weapons stockpiles, based on intelligence estimates of arms deals he had
concluded with the former Soviet Union, China and France.

He estimated that Saddam had amassed 100 million tons of munitions -
roughly 60 percent of the entire U.S. arsenal. "The origins of these
weapons were Russian, Chinese and French in declining order of
magnitude, with the Russians holding the lion's share and the Chinese
just edging out the French for second place."

But as Shaw's office increasingly got involved in ongoing intelligence
to identify Iraqi weapons programs before the war, he also got "a flow
of information from British contacts on the ground at the Syrian border
and from London" via non-U.S. government contacts.

"The intelligence included multiple sitings of truck convoys, convoys
going north to the Syrian border and returning empty," he said.

Shaw worked closely with Julian Walker, a former British ambassador who
had decades of experience in Iraq, and an unnamed Ukranian-American who
was directly plugged in to the head of Ukraine's intelligence service.

The Ukrainians were eager to provide the United States with documents
from their own archives on Soviet arms transfers to Iraq and on ongoing
Russian assistance to Saddam, to thank America for its help in securing
Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union, Shaw said.

In addition to the convoys heading to Syria, Shaw said his contacts
"provided information about steel drums with painted warnings that had
been moved to a cellar of a hospital in Beirut."

But when Shaw passed on his information to the Defense Intelligence
Agency (DIA) and others within the U.S. intelligence community, he was
stunned by their response.

"My report on the convoys was brushed off as ŒIsraeli disinformation,'"
he said.

One month later, Shaw learned that the DIA general counsel complained to
his own superiors that Shaw had eaten from the DIA "rice bowl." It was a
Washington euphemism that meant he had commited the unpardonable sin of
violating another agency's turf.

The CIA responded in even more diabolical fashion. "They trashed one of
my Brits and tried to declare him persona non grata to the intelligence
community," Shaw said. "We got constant indicators that Langley was
aggressively trying to discredit both my Ukranian-American and me in
Kiev," in addition to his other sources.

But Shaw's information had not originated from a casual contact. His
Ukranian-American aid was a personal friend of David Nicholas, a Western
ambassador in Kiev, and of Igor Smesko, head of Ukrainian intelligence.

Smesko had been a military attaché in Washington in the early 1990s when
Ukraine first became independent and Dick Cheney was secretary of
defense. "Smesko had told Cheney that when Ukraine became free of Russia
he wanted to show his friendship for the United States."

Helping out on Iraq provided him with that occasion.

"Smesko had gotten to know Gen. James Clapper, now director of the
Geospacial Intelligence Agency, but then head of DIA," Shaw said.

But it was Shaw's own friendship to the head of Britain's MI6 that
brought it all together during a two-day meeting in London that included
Smeshko's people, the MI6 contingent, and Clapper, who had been
deputized by George Tenet to help work the issue of what happened to
Iraq's WMD stockpiles.

In the end, here is what Shaw learned:

In December 2002, former Russian intelligence chief Yevgeni Primakov, a
KGB general with long-standing ties to Saddam, came to Iraq and stayed
until just before the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.

Primakov supervised the execution of long-standing secret agreements,
signed between Iraqi intelligence and the Russian GRU (military
intelligence), that provided for clean-up operations to be conducted by
Russian and Iraqi military personnel to remove WMDs, production
materials and technical documentation from Iraq, so the regime could
announce that Iraq was "WMD free."

Shaw said that this type GRU operation, known as "Sarandar," or
"emergency exit," has long been familiar to U.S. intelligence officials
from Soviet-bloc defectors as standard GRU practice.

In addition to the truck convoys, which carried Iraqi WMD to Syria and
Lebanon in February and March 2003 "two Russian ships set sail from the
(Iraqi) port of Umm Qasr headed for the Indian Ocean," where Shaw
believes they "deep-sixed" additional stockpiles of Iraqi WMD from
flooded bunkers in southern Iraq that were later discovered by U.S.
military intelligence personnel.

The Russian "clean-up" operation was entrusted to a combination of GRU
and Spetsnaz troops and Russian military and civilian personnel in Iraq
"under the command of two experienced ex-Soviet generals,
Colonel-General Vladislav Achatov and Colonel-General Igor Maltsev, both
retired and posing as civilian commercial consultants."

Washington Times reporter Bill Gertz reported on Oct. 30, 2004, that
Achatov and Maltsev had been photographed receiving medals from Iraqi
Defense Minister Sultan Hashim Ahmed in a Baghdad building bombed by
U.S. cruise missiles during the first U.S. air raids in early March

Shaw says he leaked the information about the two Russian generals and
the clean-up operation to Gertz in October 2004 in an effort to "push
back" against claims by Democrats that were orchestrated with CBS News
to embarrass President Bush just one week before the November 2004
presidential election. The press sprang bogus claims that 377 tons of
high explosives of use to Iraq's nuclear weapons program had "gone
missing" after the U.S.-led liberation of Iraq, while ignoring
intelligence of the Russian-orchestrated evacuation of Iraqi WMDs.
The two Russian generals "had visited Baghdad no fewer than 20 times in
the preceding five to six years," Shaw revealed. U.S. intelligence knew
"the identity and strength of the various Spetsnaz units, their dates of
entry and exit in Iraq, and the fact that the effort (to clean up Iraq's
WMD stockpiles) with a planning conference in Baku from which they flew
to Baghdad."

The Baku conference, chaired by Russian Minister of Emergency Situations
Sergei Shoigu, "laid out the plans for the Sarandar clean-up effort so
that Shoigu could leave after the keynote speech for Baghdad to
orchestrate the planning for the disposal of the WMD.

Subsequent intelligence reports showed that Russian Spetsnaz operatives
"were now changing to civilian clothes from military/GRU garb," Shaw
said. "The Russian denial of my revelations in late October 2004
included the statement that "only Russian civilians remained in
Baghdad." That was the "only true statement" the Russians made, Shaw
The evacuation of Saddam's WMD to Syria and Lebanon "was an entirely
controlled Russian GRU operation," Shaw said. "It was the brainchild of
General Yevgenuy Primakov."

The goal of the clean-up was "to erase all trace of Russian involvement"
in Saddam's WMD programs, and "was a masterpiece of military camouflage
and deception."

Just as astonishing as the Russian clean-up operation were efforts by
Bush administration appointees, including Defense Department spokesman
Laurence DiRita, to smear Shaw and to cover up the intelligence
information he brought to light.

"Larry DiRita made sure that this story would never grow legs," Shaw
said. "He whispered sotto voce [quietly] to journalists that there was
no substance to my information and that it was the product of an
unbalanced mind."

Shaw suggested that the answer of why the Bush administration had
systematically "ignored Russia's involvement" in evacuating Saddam's WMD
stockpiles "could be much bigger than anyone has thought," but declined
to speculate what exactly was involved.

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney was less reticent. He
thought the reason was Iran.

"With Iran moving faster than anyone thought in its nuclear programs,"
he told NewsMax, "the administration needed the Russians, the Chinese
and the French, and was not interested in information that would make
them look bad."

McInerney agreed that there was "clear evidence" that Saddam had WMD.
"Jack Shaw showed when it left Iraq, and how."

Former Undersecretary of Defense Richard Perle, a strong supporter of
the war against Saddam, blasted the CIA for orchestrating a smear
campaign against the Bush White House and the war in Iraq.

"The CIA has been at war with the Bush administration almost from the
beginning," he said in a keynote speech at the Intelligence Summit on

He singled out recent comments by Paul Pillar, a former top CIA Middle
East analyst, alleging that the Bush White House "cherry-picked"
intelligence to make the case for war in Iraq.

"Mr. Pillar was in a very senior position and was able to make his views
known, if that is indeed what he believed," Perle said.

"He (Pillar) briefed senior policy officials before the start of the
Iraq war in 2003. If he had had reservations about the war, he could
have voiced them at that time." But according to officials briefed by
Pillar, Perle said, he never did.

Even more inexplicable, Perle said, were the millions of documents "that
remain untranslated" among those seized from Saddam Hussein's
intelligence services.

"I think the intelligence community does not want them to be exploited,"
he said.

Among those documents, presented Saturday at the conference by former
FBI translator Bill Tierney, were transcripts of Saddam's palace
conversations with top aides in which he discussed ongoing nuclear
weapons plans in 2000, well after the U.N. arms inspectors believed he
had ceased all nuclear weapons work.

"What was most disturbing in those tapes," Tierney said, "was the fact
that the individuals briefing Saddam were totally unknown to the U.N.
Special Commission."

In addition, Tierney said, the plasma uranium programs Saddam discussed
with his aids as ongoing operations in 2000 had been dismissed as "old
programs" disbanded years earlier, according to the final CIA report on
Iraq's weapons programs, presented in 2004 by the Iraq Survey Group.

"When I first heard those tapes" about the uranium plasma program, "it
completely floored me," Tierney said.
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But these are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the
Son of God, and that by believing in
Him you will have life. Jn 20:31

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way and the evil
man his thoughts. Let him turn to the
Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for He will freely
pardon. "For My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
My ways," declares the Lord. "As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down
from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making
it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed
for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My
mouth: It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and
achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth
in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the
trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the
pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle
will grow. This will be for the Lord's
renown, for an everlasting sign, which
will not be destroyed." Is 55

O Lord, you have searched me and you
know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know
it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -
behind and before; you have laid your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your presence? If I go up
to the heavens, you are there; if I make
my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide
me and the light become night around
me," even the darkness will not be dark
to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you. For you
created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained
for me were written in your book before
one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,
O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When
I awake, I am still with you. Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me
and know my anxious thoughts. See
if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps 139

But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you, and that My
Name may be declared in all the earth. Ex 9:16

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
- - Isaac Watts

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