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Bill Summary & Status 112th Congress (2011 - 2012) H.R.1540

Bill Summary & Status
112th Congress (2011 - 2012)


Latest Title: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Sponsor: Rep McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [CA-25] (by request) (introduced 4/14/2011)      Cosponsors (1)
Related Bills: H.CON.RES.92H.RES.269H.RES.276H.RES.493H.R.1942H.R.1999H.R.2570H.R.4401,
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 112-81 [GPO: Text, PDF]
House Reports: 112-78, 112-78 Part 2; Latest Conference Report: 112-329 (in Congressional Record H8356-8726)

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Biometric Signature ID Strikes Deal with Mohegan Biometrics LLC to Provide Online Identity Verification Solutions

Biometric Signature ID Strikes Deal with Mohegan Biometrics LLC to Provide Online Identity Verification Solutions

This investment is consistent with the tribal Council’s strategy to diversify its revenue sources by pursuing other non-gaming investment opportunities. The Tribes’ Business Diversification Department identifies and evaluates various diversification opportunities in commercial enterprises and technologies such as BSI’s gesture biometrics.
Biometric Signature ID, Inc. (BSI), developers of patented gesture biometrics software for Identity authentication over the Internet, announced today that they have closed a Series A financing with Mohegan Biometrics, LLC, a subsidiary of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut.
Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council said, “We are very pleased to participate as a partner with BSI as their technology is becoming the new gold standard for online identity authentication and security.”
The use of the BSI technology for online identity verification will help prevent fraud, comply with industry specific legislation, and increase the ability to “know your customer” ensuring that only a registered user gains access to their digital assets after a log in using BioSig-ID software. Additionally, by implementing BSI’s uSignOnline technology, registered users will have the added feature of “authorizing” the use of their credit card or funds transfer with confidence.
Independent testing by the industry recognized Tolly Group found that the BioSig-ID gesture biometrics software was 99.97% accurate in keeping impostors from gaining access to a user’s account. First time users who completed surveys demonstrated a 98% user acceptance rating of the software. The technology also includes a multi-layer approach to security providing multi factor authentication – the new gold standard in security.
“BSI is excited to be partnered with the Mohegan Tribe and looks forward to moving into new markets with our identity authentication software only solution,” said Jeff Maynard, CEO, Biometric Signature ID. "We are the missing link in password security as we validate the person who is using the system not the password, without the need for any special hardware. With a 98% user satisfaction rating and using Flash or HTML5 the BioSig-ID software can be used on virtually all devices including mobile.”
BioSig-ID gesture biometrics does not require any additional hardware or software downloads, can be used on any device that accepts an input anywhere, anytime, does not collect personal identifying information, and tracks and reports all interactions. It also supports multi-factor identity proofing to meet and exceed the standards and guidelines demanded by regulatory agencies in the following industries:
  1. Online Commerce: Retail and Gaming organizations can add a level of assurance to help prevent ID fraud, account takeover fraud, payment fraud and insider fraud.
  2. Support of the White House’s new program, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) for safely transacting commerce on the Internet.
  3. Governmental-level security supporting initiatives for Federal Identity Credential and Access Management (FICAM), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the new software biometric technology needs advocated by DARPA.
  4. Online Learning: Higher Education Revised Education Act of 2009 and institution accreditation guidelines to verify the student taking a course is who they say they are from enrollment to final exam.
  5. Healthcare: (a) DEA’s requirement for electronically prescribing controlled substances (b) HIPAA, HIT, and HIE for authenticating access to patient records.
  6. Banking and Finance: Exceeding Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) guidelines published June 2011 to require layered security to safeguard customer information and reduce fraud.
  7. Cloud and Mobile Computing: support for Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification for cloud computing.
BSI’s premier product BioSig-ID is a unique gesture biometrics technology that is activated simply by using a mouse, stylus or finger to create an online password. The speed, length, angle, direction and other metrics are captured and create a unique pattern to each user. A second layer of ID verification includes Click-ID technology (picture password) designed to verify the user’s identity by clicking on specific objects in a selected image. USignOnline enables users to sign contracts online, thereby increasing and protecting revenue while providing proof that the user authorized the action. The products combine to create a unique Identification, Authentication and Authorization (IAA) strategy that is the new security standard. To find out more about BSI and their solutions, please contact the company directly at
A Dallas-based software company, Biometric Signature ID, Inc. (BSI), provides solutions to reduce identity fraud through its’ patented BioSig-ID Online biometric handwriting and gesture technologies. BSI has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for developing the Product Innovation of the Year in North America and has been vetted by the State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund advisory committee and granted a commercialization award for their break-through technology. BSI has also received a 99.97% rating of accuracy (false positive rate) proof-of-performance validation from the Tolly Group’s independent testing lab, which exceeds NIST recommendations by a factor of three. Their identity proofing products have worldwide applications including student ID authentication, secure online banking, mobile payments, portal access, healthcare records access and identity authentications for Internet-based transactions. To learn more about how BSI solutions can help with your Identity proofing needs visit our web site at or call us at (800) 871-2817.

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DOD Memo: Saudi Charity Served as Conduit for Arms Shipments into Somalia by U.S. Department of Defense June 29, 2009 View the full document Summary: IPT Summary: A Defense Intelligence memo was discovered on a Federation of American Scientists blog by lawyers for plaintiffs in a major lawsuit that holds Saudi Arabia financially liable for the 9/11 terror attacks. A copy of the document obtained by FAS as part of a Freedom of Information Act in the mid-1980s was provided to the Philadelphia Inquirer by the plaintiffs' lawyers. The heavily redacted memo alleges that the Saudi High Commission for Relief, a well-known Saudi charity, had helped channel military weapons, ammunition, and supplies to Somali National Alliance (SNA) forces in Mogadishu. The charity also received humanitarian supplies from Sudan and Iraq that included military weapons and ammunition, usually hidden in false bottom containers of crates. The document further alleges that an organization called "Hey Tolouyea" or "Hayat al-Ulya," which literally translates to "High Commission" in English, is likely identical to the quasi-governmental committee run by Riyadh governor Prince (Salman) bin Abd al-Azis, responsible for channeling private and public Saudi contributions to various Islamic causes.

DOD Memo: Saudi Charity Served as Conduit for Arms Shipments into Somalia

by U.S. Department of Defense
June 29, 2009

IPT Summary: A Defense Intelligence memo was discovered on a Federation of American Scientists blog by lawyers for plaintiffs in a major lawsuit that holds Saudi Arabia financially liable for the 9/11 terror attacks. A copy of the document obtained by FAS as part of a Freedom of Information Act in the mid-1980s was provided to the Philadelphia Inquirer by the plaintiffs' lawyers. The heavily redacted memo alleges that the Saudi High Commission for Relief, a well-known Saudi charity, had helped channel military weapons, ammunition, and supplies to Somali National Alliance (SNA) forces in Mogadishu. The charity also received humanitarian supplies from Sudan and Iraq that included military weapons and ammunition, usually hidden in false bottom containers of crates. The document further alleges that an organization called "Hey Tolouyea" or "Hayat al-Ulya," which literally translates to "High Commission" in English, is likely identical to the quasi-governmental committee run by Riyadh governor Prince (Salman) bin Abd al-Azis, responsible for channeling private and public Saudi contributions to various Islamic causes.

Check for $5,000 from International Relief Organization to CAIR

Check for $5,000 from International Relief Organization to CAIR


The Muslim Brotherhood "Project" February 24, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood "Project"

February 24, 2012

Letter to Holder, Clinton re Blind Sheikh's Possible Release

Vets & Journalists – Drone Targets: Will Obama Soon Target Freedom Fighters & Activists Across America With Drones?

Vets & Journalists – Drone Targets: Will Obama Soon Target Freedom Fighters & Activists Across America With Drones?
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This breaking story from Mike Adams has made my day a bit more pleasant. If you hear that my house or car mysteriously explodes blowing me to smithereens within the next few days, weeks,  months or  years, please know that I wouldn't off myself nor do I have any other type of flamable devices within my home or car. With that said, Mike Adams & Natural News:

(NaturalNews) President Obama plans to use military drones in the skies over the United States to assassinate journalists, patriots and critics of his administration. That's the inescapable conclusion from the emerging pattern of evidence now publicly available -- keep reading for details.

Front and center in this pattern of evidence is the 16-page memo that was just released by Obama's lawyers in the Department of Justice. This memo puts forth a "legal justification" for the President to order the drone assassination of any American citizen he names -- anytime, anywhere, for any reason. This new power claimed by the President has no basis in federal law or the Constitution. It is an invented power of absolute tyranny that puts the power to decide who lives and who dies in the hands of one man. This document essentially legalizes the President acting as a serial murderer.

It is claimed that the purpose of this new power to simply name any American the President doesn't like and immediately have them struck by a Hellfire missile launched from a drone is designed to "protect America." Yet the 16-page memo that claims to justify all this was intentionally written to include Americans on U.S. soil as potential targets.

As Judge Andrew Napolitano explained just a few days ago on Fox News:

"This 16-page white paper is written so vaguely that the logic from it could... permit the President to kill Americans here in the United States." More below.

If you think having journalists on Obama's kill list is bad enough, let's take a look at a bunch of other groups that will most likely be on Obama's new drone strike list.

• Journalists.
• Political opponents.
• Anti-government protesters. (One Hellfire missile takes 'em all out.)
• Online activists.
• Veterans.
• Gun owners and gun shops.
• Constitutionalists and libertarians.

For those who think that it couldn't possibly happen here, they've already been used to spy upon US journalists as we hear in this report from Alex Jones and World Net Daily editor and prominent Obama administration critic Joseph Farah, who revealed how his secluded property was buzzed by a spy drone -- part of what Farah fears is a "war" being waged by the administration against its political adversaries.

"I'm taking my dog for a walk and guess what I see right over the tree line right above my head is a drone," said Farah, adding that the drone was low in the sky and sounded like a lawnmower.

"I don't live in the city, I don't live in a populated area, I live in one of the most rural places you could possibly live in Northern Virginia and there could only be one thing that this drone was spying on and that would be me, that would be my property because there's just nothing else around except woods and deer," said Farah.

Farah joked that the drone was probably stalking him because he was a terrorist, given the fact that a recent report funded by the Department of Homeland Security put out by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism listed Americans who are "reverent of individual liberty" as "extreme right-wing" terrorists.

"The liberty lovers out there really have to stick together....or we're going to hang together as our founders said," warned Farah, expressing his concern that patriots who resist the increasing levels of control being asserted over their lives by big government would be "hunted down" by a re-elected Obama administration.

Matthew 24

24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
24:36 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Ezekiel 38 and 39

Ezekiel 38 and 39

We'll take our text from Numbers 35 and Ezekiel 37.

Numbers 35:33-34, "You shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood defiles the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it. [An eye for an eye and a life for a life]. Defile not therefore the land which you shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the Lord dwell among the children of Israel".

Ezekiel 37:21-28, "THUS SAITH THE LORD; I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they have gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: and I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and One King shall be King to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more: neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be My people, and I will be their God."

"And [throughout the millennium] David My servant shall be King over them; and they will all have One Shepherd
(Ezekiel 34:23; John 10:16): they shall also walk in My judgments, and observe My statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they and their children, and their children's children for ever: and My servant David shall be their Prince for ever."

"Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary [0r Presence] is in their midst for evermore".

Ezekiel 37 describes Israel's restoration to the land of the Covenant in the first part of Daniel's Seventieth Week following a mass exodus of Jewry; the ministry of two Hebrew prophets to 144,000 (Zechariah 4; Revelation 11), their conversion and martyrdom after the midst of the week, and their resurrection in the Millennium. Ezekiel 38 and 39 are set in Daniel's Seventieth Week—after the end of the Gentile dispensation.

Whereas the land of the Covenant has been restored to the modern Israel state which is threatened by an invasion from the north, the Israelites themselves have not been restored. Some of the historical nations take part in the attack, but the invaders are remote barbarians, from outside the ancient civilized world.

In chapters 38 and 39 God will "bring forth Gog"; and without human help defeat his vast armies, and crumble every possible refuge with divinely induced panic as fell upon the army of the Midianites when Gideon's soldiers smashed their pitchers and shouted the cry to battle (Ezekiel 38:19-23; Judges 6-7). This is the time of the Sixth Seal: men shall implore the mountains, "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits upon the Throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb". The details are omitted from the description of the victory for it permits no spectators (Genesis 19:24-26; Isaiah 17:12-14), and the plunder from Gog's defeat is not treated as riches for Israelite soldiers but as belonging to the real Victor, our Lord Jesus Christ. It is therefore cherem and destined for fire (Ezekiel 39:9-10; Isaiah 9:4-5; Psalm 46:9-11) and as a feast for God's non-human creation (Ezekiel 39:18-20; Isaiah 34:1-8). Israel's only participation is burying the dead and destroying the weapons.

Ezekiel 38:1-7, "And the Word of the Lord came to me, saying, Son of man, look northward, toward the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech (Moscow), and Tubal (Tobolsk or Siberia)." [Magog represents the Scythians from whom after intermarriage with the Medes, came the Russians. According to the Table of Nations in Genesis 10, these are descendants of the sons of Japheth. In Ezekiel, "Gog" is their "chief" or principal man, the Czar or President of a union of several lesser princes, however, in Revelation 20:8 which takes place after the general resurrection and prior to the white throne judgment, Gog is a people].

"Prophesy against him, and say, THUS SAITH THE LORD; Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: and I will put hooks into your jaws, and draw you from your own land, and I will mobilize your troops and armored cavalry, and make you a mighty host, all fully armed: Persia [Iran], Ethiopia, and Libya [these last two are descendents of Ham]: shall join you with all of their weapons: Gomer, and all its troops; the armies of Togarmah from the distant north with all its troops, as well as many others.

[Gomer and Togarmah are the peoples of the eastern boundary of the old Roman empire in the area around Mount Ararat where the borders of Turkey, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Russia meet with Syria and Iraq]. Be prepared, stay mobilized, you and all your companies that are assembled unto you. You, Russia, are their leader".

Ezekiel 38:8-12, "After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will swoop down upon the land of Israel that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered out of many nations, to the mountains of Israel, which have been a continual desolation: but its people have been brought out from the nations, and are all living securely.

Ezekiel says the land of Israel is restored from the sword at this time, and her citizens have been gathered out of the nations. Yet Jesus states emphatically, "Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles until the times [not the dispensations] of the Gentiles are fulfilled" (Luke 21:24) so these citizens are not Israelites or even a Semitic people.

Jesus described the time after the Gentile dispensation as a period of extreme and universal terror (Luke 21:25-26). With the United States reeling from an earthquake that sinks Los Angeles, her NATO partners preoccupied supplying relief to their own citizens and former dominions, and Israel invaded after an earthquake splits the mount of Olives and demolishes "es Sakhra," the Dome of the Rock (Zechariah 14:4), Russia will take this window of opportunity to invade the United States and lead the Muslim attack upon Israel, insensible to the fact this prophetic catastrophe signals her restoration to God's favor and consequently their fight is against God.

"You Russians shall go up and roll down upon them like a storm, and cover the land like a cloud, you, and all your troops, and many peoples with you."

"THUS SAITH THE LORD; It shall also come to pass, that at this time things shall come into your mind and you shall devise an evil plan: And you will say, "Israel is an unprotected land of unwalled villages; I will march against them that are at rest, and dwell safely, all dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates." To capture spoil, and to seize plunder; to turn your hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the center of the world."

"Sheba, and Dedan, [descendants of Ham who established what we call Yemen in Southern Arabia], and the merchants of Tarshish, shall ask: Have you come to capture spoil? Have you gathered your company to carry away silver and gold, to drive away their cattle and seize their goods, and impoverish them?"

God is sovereign. He examines the motives and objectives of every heart. In addition to contemplating aggression against those who are defenseless and complacent, dwelling securely without walls, bars, or gates, Russia covets Israel's mineral wealth and strategic position "at the center of the earth".

Isaiah 60:5, "Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall rejoice at your glorious return; because the abundant wealth of the Dead Sea shall be yours, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you".

A modern State of Israel has been established, the deserts have been made to produce abundantly, the Dead Sea holds important chemical salts, the estimated total value of which is four times the wealth of the United States. Brother Branham said, "Russia will come down and say, We've just got to have that stuff. That's uranium and everything down there, we got to go get it. And as they go down, then will be the battle of Armageddon. That will be when God will stand like He did in the valley for the children of Israel and fight again. But that will not take place until the Gentile dispensation will be finished. And when that time is finished, she's cut off" (C.O.D., 77:111; 294:530; Daniel, 122:157). But not for several years after this invasion.

Armageddon (Revelation 16:16) is the place of slaughter in the struggle of good and evil as suggested by that great Old Testament battle plain of Esdraelon, which was famous for the victory of Barak over the Canaanites, and Gideon over the Midianites; and for the two great disasters, the death of Saul and Israel's defeat before the Philistines (I Samuel 31), and good king Josiah's death in battle with Pharaoh Necho (II Kings 23:20, 30). Hence in Revelation the scene of a terrible retribution upon the wicked. Armageddon means the hill or city of Megiddo. Both this and the valley of Berachah or 'Blessing,' where Jehoshaphat defeated the Gentiles (II Chronicles 20:26; Zechariah 14:2-4) may be figurative phrases for the scene of the final conflict between Christ and Antichrist. Joel 3:2, 12-14 prophesied, "I will gather the armies of all nations into the valley of Jehoshaphat [which means 'Jehovah has judged'], and punish them there for harming My people, for scattering My inheritance among the nations, and dividing up My land." That will be Armageddon.

Moab, Ammon and the Edomites, whom God did not allow Israel to invade on their journey to the Promised Land, came to invade Israel in the days of Jehoshaphat. God anointed a Levite who prophesied that "the battle is the Lord's" so when Israel goes to do battle, they should once again find their enemies have fought themselves to death (II Chronicles 20).

What a perfect type of God's prophecy for the end-time. Zechariah 14:13, "It shall come to pass in that day, that Russia will be seized with great panic from the Lord; and they will fight against each other in hand-to-hand combat." In II Chronicles it was Moab, Ammon and the Edomites who attacked the Land of the Covenant, here Russia and the Islamic nations will attack.

Ezekiel 38:14-16, "Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Russia, THUS SAITH THE LORD: In the day when My people Israel live securely, won't you know it? And you will come from your place out of the remote north, you, and your vast host of cavalry will come up against My people Israel, like a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, that I shall bring you against My Land, in order that the nations may know Me, when I shall be sanctified in your defeat, O Russia, before their eyes".

"THUS SAITH THE LORD: Are you he of whom I have spoken in old time by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them" (Deuteronomy 32:43; Isaiah 5:26-29; 34:1-6; 63:1-6; 66:15-16; Joel 3:9-14)?

God calls Israel "My people," and the Land "My Land," signifying the Gentile dispensation is over, and He is dealing only with Israel. So an offense against Israel is an affront to God.

Though Gog stirs himself, comes from his place, and goes up like a cloud against Israel—three verbs implying his own self-propulsion—the real controlling power behind his attack is solely God: "It is 'I' Who will bring you." Ezekiel 38:4, "I will put hooks into your jaws, and draw you from your own land . . ." And by bringing Russia to the land for judgment, God will prove to the nations His Own holiness. Clearly, therefore, Ezekiel 38-39 describe "a time of trouble" that commences with an invasion of Israel after the Gentile dispensation, followed by three and a half years of 'peace' under Judaeo-Roman one world government during which two prophets minister to Israel, after which Rome breaks her covenant and the so-called Jews and their Black Nobility switch allegiance to Judaeo-Communist Russia then bomb Vatican City State and the United States, initiating Armageddon.

Ezekiel 38:18-20, "And it shall come to pass when Russia comes against the land of Israel," declares the Lord God, that My fury shall explode. For in My jealousy and blazing wrath I declare in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel; And the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all men upon the face of the earth, will shake at My Presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, cliffs shall tumble, and every wall shall fall to the ground".

Haggai 2:21-23, "Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah [and representative of the Davidic monarchy and Covenant in the lineal ancestry of Jesus Christ], saying, "I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. [Russia and her allies will slaughter one another]. In that day, says the Lord of hosts, will I take you O Zerubbabel, My servant, the son of Shealtiel, says the Lord, and will make you [through Messiah, your descendant] My signet [or Seal of Redemption]: for I have chosen you [with whom to renew My Covenant to David's line, says the Lord of hosts".

The earthquake follows and marks the Presence of God (Isaiah 2:19-21; Jeremiah 4:23-26; Joel 2:2, 21; Zechariah 14:3-4). It will sink Los Angeles, and split the Mount of Olives, destroying the Mosque of Omar on the Temple mount. For mercenary and strategic reasons, Russia and the Moslems through religious fanaticism, grasp this opportunity and invade Israel, but God stands for His land and His people.

I Kings 19:11-12, "And God said to Elijah, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Him; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice." God will not be found in the earthquake or the strong wind, but in the still small Voice of Israel's two witnesses.

Ezekiel 38:21-23, "And I will call for a sword against Russia throughout all My mountains says the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother. With disease and with blood shall I fight him; and I will rain upon him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain of fire, and with hailstones of brimstone. Thus will I magnify, and sanctify Myself; and I will be known in the sight of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord".

I find it interesting that unlike the Book of Daniel, these chapters don't deal with Romanism and the beast but with Russia and the Islamic people. Rome does not become involved until after this battle when they form an alliance with the USA and the international Jews, and the Pope restores peace. Verses 21-23 would appear to be a summary of God's judgment upon Russia and its Muslim allies throughout the seven-year period of the Sixth Seal. The climax: rain of fire and hail of brimstone, is reminiscent of the judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:24-28). The chapter concludes with a triple assertion of God's purpose: "I will magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself; and I will be known in the sight of the many nations who witness Gog's fate, so they will recognize that I Am God". In thus exercising His wrath against the world powers, God proves His true identity and implies that His people shall be saved as in the Exodus. And as Joshua took seven years to conquer the land, so now Israel will spend an allegorical seven years destroying discarded weaponry after God defeats their invaders.

Ezekiel 39:1-16, "Therefore, you son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, THUS SAITH THE LORD; Behold, I am against you, O Russia, the Leader of Meshech [Moscow] and Tubal [Tobolsk, Siberia]: and I will turn you around and drive you from the remotest parts of the north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel. [In the KJV we also read, "and leave but the sixth part of thee" which is a misinterpretation and should read: "drive" or "forcibly march"]. And I will smite your bow out of your left hand, and cause your arrows to fall out from your right hand."

"You and all your vast armies will die upon the mountains of Israel and I will give you as food to the birds of prey, and wild animals will devour you. You shall not reach the city, but fall upon the open fields: for I have spoken it, says the Lord God. And I will rain down fire on Russia, and on all your allies who live safely on the coasts: and they shall know that I am the Lord. Thus will I make My holy Name known among My people Israel; and I will not let them profane It any more: and the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, that day of judgment will come, and everything will happen just as I have declared. And they that inhabit the cities shall go forth, and gather the weapons, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: They shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for these weapons will furnish all the fuel they require: and they shall use the possessions of those who despoiled them, and rob those who plundered them," says the Lord God. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give to Russia a vast graveyard in Israel in the valley of the travelers, east of the Dead Sea: and it will block the path of the travelers: there Gog and all his multitude will be buried: and they shall call it "The valley of Hamongog" [Gog's Army].

It will take seven months for the house of Israel to bury them, in order to cleanse the Land.

"Everyone in Israel will help bury them; for it will be a glorious victory for Israel on the day I glorify Myself, says the Lord God. And at the end of seven months they shall employ men to systematically search throughout the land for any skeletons and to bury them, to cleanse it: And the travelers who see a man's bone, shall set up a sign by it, so they can be located and transported for burial in the valley of Hamongog. The name of the city there shall be Hamonah [Multitude or Army]. Thus shall they cleanse the land".

Ezekiel 39:1-16 restates the previous chapter with variations in detail. The first five verses announce Gog's defeat. In verses 6-8 we are told that Gog's defeat is extended to his homeland and that of his allies. The Fire of God's wrath will rain upon Magog and his allies "living securely" in distant lands. An ironic note, since Israel's own defenseless "living in security" had prompted Gog to launch his attack.

Gog's defeat and the destruction of his homeland, will be followed by the burning of his weapons. A number of other Biblical passages use the motif of weapons to emphasize God's superiority over the nations, or the foolishness of trusting in, or fearing weapons.

Of Israel's restoration to the Land, Christ's 'parousia' to Israel, and the Millennium, Isaiah 9:4-7 says, "God has broken the yoke of Israel's burden, and the staff on their shoulder, the rod of their oppressor, as when He destroyed the vast host of the Midianites on the plain of Esdraelon [which is Armageddon] by Gideon's little band. For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall all be for burning as fuel for the fire. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. There shall be no end to the increase of His government and of peace, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to establish and to uphold it, with judgment and with justice from henceforth forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this" as Revelation 19 confirms.

The people themselves destroy the weapons; in fact this task and the burial are their only real participation in the whole contest. As the account makes clear from beginning to end, Gog's invasion and his defeat are totally under God's control. So much weaponry will be abandoned it will provide sufficient fuel to supply Israel with domestic fuel seven full years. If this is a literal period to be fulfilled, it must be placed at the start of the seventieth week as we have been teaching. However, I suspect the seven years is hyperbole implying completeness of the cleansing, and the people's zeal for purity. How different from the ancient Israelites, who left not merely the arms, but the heathen themselves, to remain among them.

The promise they will despoil those who would despoil them, and take booty from those who would rob them, turns the tables on Gog. Further irony is seen in that God gives Gog a burial place in the land, rather than the land itself. The burying of the remains of the dead keeps the land pure from ritual pollution, and since it proceeds for seven months, emphasizes the enormity of Gog's defeat and God's glory.

Ezekiel 39:17-21, "Son of man, THUS SAITH THE LORD; call all the birds and animals and say, assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves from far and near to My sacrifice which I am going to sacrifice for you, upon the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh, and drink blood. You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, as though they were rams, lambs, goats, and bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan."

"You shall eat fat until you are glutted, and drink blood until you are drunk from My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. Thus you shall be filled at My table with horses and charioteers, with mighty men, and with all the men of war, says the Lord God. And I will set My glory among the nations, and all the nations shall see My judgment that I have executed, and My hand that I have laid on them".

The animal guests at the feast eat the fat and the blood, normally reserved in a sacrifice for Jehovah for these sacrifices are 'unclean.' The victory over Gog will be an occasion for the nations to see Jehovah's glory and to realize His justice. However, like pharaoh, their day of grace has expired and their hearts have been seared by the hot iron of unbelief.

The Son of man, Jesus Christ, has come down in His 'parousia' and made His Word so real it has united the Bride as one with Him and she has been taken Home. We go to the wedding supper, not to the marriage. Because "the marriage of the Lamb has come to pass. . . And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, Come! Gather yourselves together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, and captains, and valiant men, of horses and riders, and the of all humanity both small and great, bond and free" (Revelation 19:7-9,17-18; Ezekiel 39:17-20; William Branham, Proving His Word, p. 44:236).

Ezekiel 39:22-23, "So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day and forward. And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity: because they dealt treacherously against Me, therefore I hid My face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: and all of them fell by the sword".

Through Gog's overwhelming defeat the 144,000 elect Israelites will return to Israel. The cleansing of the land symbolizes renewed zeal for the Mosaic Law and ordinances. As Malachi 4:4 says, "Remember the Law of Moses My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments." Before the prophet with the Elijah anointing can introduce the elect to the New Covenant of Ezekiel 36, their Moses must take them back to their foundation in the Old Covenant whence they have fallen.

This is no indication of repentance. Revelation 22:11, "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still." The time for repentance among "the nations" has passed. Those who are "the saved" must lay down their lives for their principles, or take the mark of the beast and have their names removed from the Book of Life.

Brother Branham said, "For three and one-half years while the retributive wrath of God is poured out, His Bride will be in the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Then will He return, leaving His Bride in "His Father's house," while He makes Himself known to His brethren. At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews have made with Rome will be broken. Rome and her allies then send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Jews. But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth. With the enemy repulsed, Jesus then comes and presents Himself to the 144,000. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, they have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, even as did their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, "Don't be angry with yourselves. It is all right. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life." Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them" '(William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 40:2).

Ezekiel 36:21-29, "But I had pity for My holy Name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. Therefore say to the house of Israel, THUS SAITH THE LORD; I do this not for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for My holy Name's sake, which you have profaned among the heathen, whither you went. And I will sanctify My great Name, which was profaned among the heathen, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, says the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes."

"For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh."

"And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments, and do them. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your God. I will also save you from all your uncleannesses. . ."

From the time of God's great sacrifice of Gog's army, the nations will learn it was because of iniquity and rebellion that Israel went into exile, and not God's weakness or His inability to defend them. But they will only harden their hearts for they have come to a place of no more repentance.

Ezekiel 39:24-29, "According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I dealt with them, and hid My face from them. Therefore THUS SAITH THE LORD; Now will I restore Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for My holy Name; Their time of treachery and shame shall all be in the past, when they live safely in their land, with no one to make them afraid."

"Once I have brought them back from the peoples, and gathered them out from the lands of their enemies, My glory will be evident to all nations; then Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God, who caused them to be led into exile among the heathen: and then have gathered them to their own land, and left none of them there any longer. Neither will I hide My face any more from them: for I have poured out My Spirit upon the house of Israel, says the Lord God".

Restoration will lead to serious reflection among the elected on the reasons that led to their historic departure from the Land. Ezekiel uses the account of God's defeat of Gog's invasion in chapters 38 and 39 to underscore once more the finality and irreversibility of the divine promise for the future of Israel.

May the Lord use these words to clarify our understanding of things to come. bb960724.htm

Obama says “I am God”

Obama says “I am God”

Obama openly hints that he is “God.
Black Nationalists have a long tradition of belief that the black race is God and certain individuals are exalted above others. There is also the belief that whites are literally the devil and the Antichrist. Obama caused controversy when he read Psalms 46, which includes the lines “Be still and know that I am God.” and “I will be exalted among the nations. This occurred at a memorial for the victims of 9/11 in 2011. Black Liberation Theology teaches that the black race is divine, not that there is a spiritual father figure in heaven. It is also not uncommon for pathological Narcissists (Megalomaniacs) to believe that they are a higher being or actually God as happens with some cult leaders. (See Jim Jones, David Koresh, Charles Manson, Louis Farrakhan and many others of their ilk.)
If one feels that he is God, it is no big deal for that person to feel qualified to re-write the Constitution and change its meaning. The Black Liberation doctrine of his cult-like church has already re-cast the Bible in the same way.
James H. Cone canonized Black Liberation Theology, which Jeremiah Wright, Jr. has said on national television is the doctrine of Trinity United Church of Christ. Cone wrote that Black Liberation is inspired by Martin Luther King, a traditional Christian and Malcolm X a Black Nationalist and long-time member of the Nation of Islam. Reading and analyzing the foundation books by Cone on Black Liberation Theology reveals that it has a facade of Christianity, but the basic beliefs are the same as those of the Nation of Islam.
The White Race is equated to the Antichrist and the black races is called the manifestation of God on earth. A millennial utopia, the biblical kingdom on earth, is to be created by the destruction of white society. The kingdom is envisioned to be a real physical entity and not a spiritual event. So, Black Liberation Theology is a state religion, which is supposed to rule over the earth after the final conflict with “white society.”
Black Liberation Theology does not teach that there is a spiritual God in heaven who is a distinct being. This is similar to Gnostic beliefs, which teaches that their is a “god-head” and is spiritual in that way, but there is no conscious life after death or a fatherly being in heaven. Black Nationalism often manifests itself as a racist version of Gnosticism and Black Liberation Theology has many of the characteristics of a racist Gnosticism.
Introduction to Gnosticism for Beginners
Gnostics often use the scriptures and can present itself as different religions, but the scriptures are taken as metaphorical and archetypical and not literally. It is believes that the same historical situation occurs over and over, under different circumstances. It does not hold that Jesus is uniquely God, but more of an example of the perfection of man to be emulated by others, for example like Barack Obama. Black Nationalists feel that they are the true Jews and America is the Babylon of the biblical book of Revelation.
For these reasons, we can assume that Obama is talking about his own divinity when he read Psalms 46 at the memorial service in the clip at the beginning. It is a signal to others, who believe as he does and also serves as a provocation to those who may find this type of belief system to be heretical and repugnant.
Obama also said that he has a spark of divinity within near the end of his Nobel Prize speech. See the clip below.
Self-exaltation and self-worship of man and exaltation of man’s works is a central characteristic of the Gnostic occult and what has historically been called Luciferianism/Satanism. If you recall the biblical story, Lucifer wanted to be worshiped the same as God. Gnostic occult means “hidden knowledge” and it is standard that occultists hint at their beliefs, but do no speak very openly about their core beliefs, unless it is before a like-minded audience, because most people would strongly reject it and even ridicule it. So, Obama appears to be using this memorial service to flaunt publicly his Black Nationalist belief system, while maintaining deniability.
The basic concepts of the theology of the the Nation of Islam is similar to Black Liberation Theology. In the clip below, Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, declares that he is literally “God.”
A confrontation with conservative Christian Americans would fulfill the divine prophesy of Black Liberation Theology / Black Nationalism. Obama seems to be trying to provoke such a confrontation. It must be very frustrating for the messiah that Americans do not seem to quite be able to get what he is often hinting or to take it seriously.
It is difficult for a lot of people to imagine that others have such a perverse belief system or that they can take it seriously.
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Michelle Obama confirmed what many Democrats have believed for years – Barack Obama is Jesus reincarnated.
Michelle Obama came onto the stage of the Democratic Convention in North Carolina on Tuesday night to the strains of Stevie Wonder’s  new gospel song “Barack is Lord”!
The self-described “mom-in-chief” — “my most important title,” she said this night — gave an effectively emotional speech, at times her voice quavering.  She spoke about  her early life with her husband. Mrs. Obama talked about their courtship and their college debts. She said that when they were first dating, Barack’s most prized possession was ” a coffee table he found in a dumpster,” clearly a bold attempt to trump Ann Romney’s we-ate-our meals-on-an-ironing-board anecdote.
Then, she shocked the convention hall when she said that it wasn’t until after she was married to Barack Obama for two years that she came to realize that Barack was, in fact, the Messiah.
“At first, I thought it was just luck that Barack would always find a parking spot right in front of our apartment in Chicago, or that he always got every job he every wanted, or had people writing down everything he said,” the First Lady reportedly told the delegates. “I never thought anything of the fact that we always had wine in the house, but I never saw him buy a bottle. Not once.”
The First Lady went on to tell the delegates and Americans at home, that Barack is “still the same man he was back in 2008.”   She said that Barack can still heal the earth, part the Red Sea and get a NYC cab on a rainy day, during rush hour.”
“Barack is our Savior,” Michelle reportedly said in her speech.  “Barack will lead Americans out of the wilderness, out of the Burning Bush that was left for him.  Barack will lead us to the promised land and part the Seas so he can put windmills on the floors of the oceans and power the world with Earth, Wind and Fire.”
Michelle then broke into song and sang a song with a familiar melody.  She wowed the crowd with “Barack Obama, Superstar.”  She went on to say that Mitt Romney was just a Roman soldier, but Paul Ryan, is “Judas.”   She reportedly said, “Paul Ryan wants to take us back to the era of the dinosaurs, back when Republicans shot dinosaur with their assault weapons and brought on the ice age.”
The First Lady also said that President Obama was “in on” the Clint Eastwood routine.  “Barack has said repeatedly that if he had a superpower it would be the power to be invisible.  Well, the fact is that he HAS that power and last week he sat in the chair, while Clint Eastwood did his schtick.  Barack loved it and plans on making Clint Eastwood an angel… in Limbo.
There were some people that were upset that the word “God” was taken out of the Democratic Party Platform.  Michelle revealed the reason for this… “You can’t have Barack and God in the same document, or sentence.  It’s redundant.”
So, there you have it.  Barack Obama – the confirmed Messiah.

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Bachmann Proven Right About Muslims In White House

Bachmann Proven Right About Muslims In White House

“Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann provoked the rage of the far left and their Islamist allies in America last year when she suggested that the Obama Administration was infiltrated by Islamists. In fact, these vicious leftists are working to get her removed from her position on the House Intelligence Committee.
Bachmann’s original concern centered on Huma Abedin, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s close personal aide. Abedin has long-time Islamist family connections. In fact, she was a member of the executive board of the Muslim Brotherhood’s front group, the Muslim Student Association.
Now, an Egyptian publication has named six Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators in the Obama Administration. One of those is Mohammed Elibiary, an Islamist cleric who sits on the Homeland Security Advisory Council.”

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Military warns cuts would create ‘hollow force’ akin to 1970s

The U.S. armed services, widely recognized as the world’s most ready and mobile military, is painting a picture of itself as a stagnant force trapped at home under automatic spending cuts just three weeks away.
Army brigades won’t be ready to fight. Navy aircraft carriers won’t be deployed. The Air Force won’t be able to operate radar surveillance 24 hours a day.
The dire scenarios are contained in a series of memos sent to Congress and obtained by The Washington Times. They stir memories of the late 1970s, when the Army declared itself a “hollow force” because depleted combat units could not perform in a war.
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In the current instance, an Army memo uses the physiological term “atrophy” to underscore a warning that it will not be able to command brigade combat teams that can respond to hot spots outside of Afghanistan and South Korea.
“The strategic impact is a rapid atrophy of unit combat skills with a failure to meet demands of the National Military Strategy by the end of this year,” the Army wrote in a recent memo to Capitol Hill.
The Pentagon’s warnings are intended to prod Congress and President Obama to reach a deal that averts “sequestration” — automatic, across-the-board spending cuts set to begin March 1 that would remove up to $500 billion from the projected 10-year defense budget.
The debate moves to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, when the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testify in person on what their memos predict.
The Pentagon already has cut more than $480 billion from its 10-year budget and is operating under a continuing resolution that holds spending at 2012 levels. Under sequestration, the Pentagon would have to cut an additional $42 billion by Sept. 30 and as much as $500 billion over the next 10 years.
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If sequestration were to occur briefly before politicians finally reach a deal that kills it, the damage to military training and forces would be minimal. But if it were to remain in place for several years, the smaller military budgets would squeeze out ships, planes and troops.
“What it would mean is a smaller military,” said Todd Harrison, an analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment. “It would be a military that would not be able to do all the missions it is supposed to be able to do today. That’s the bottom line.”
Perhaps the Air Force’s quick review of a sequestered budget is the scariest. In its “Sequestration Implementation Plan,” the Air Force notes a lack of trained employees to manage “the nuclear enterprise,” referring to its arsenal of atomic missiles and bombs.
To meet a nearly $14 billion shortfall this year, the Air Force would reduce worldwide military communications, stop testing some weapons and cut flying hours, which would produce a less-ready fighter and bomber fleet.
“Mitigating [overseas operations] shortfall and sequestration will have drastic/long lasting impacts,” the Air Force states.

Said Mr. Harrison: “It means a smaller force all around. Some possible contingencies have to take on more risks. They won’t be able to respond as quickly or with as many forces if the military has to get smaller.”
The Navy is not using only briefing papers to drive home the point.
Last week, it announced the postponement of the $3.3 billion overhaul and refueling of the nuclear-powered carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The news came a few days after the Navy had sent another alarming signal, saying the carrier USS Harry S. Truman strike group would not sail to the Middle East this month as previously scheduled.
Defense analysts ask what kind of message does that send to Iran, which the U.S. and Europe suspect is in quest of nuclear weapons?
“Long before the full impact of sequestration is felt, the hollowing out of the U.S. military is already under way,” said defense analyst Frank Gaffney, a senior defense official in President Reagan’s administration and now president of the Center for Security Policy, a national security and defense policy organization. “It will prove devastating to the security of the United States by emboldening our enemies, undermining our friends and allies, and eviscerating our ability to deter and defeat the former and to join forces with the latter in defense of freedom.”
Keeping the USS Truman at home was predicted in a memo to all fleet admirals last month from Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations.
If sequestration hits, the memo said, the only way to meet the roughly 9 percent shrinkage in this year’s spending would be to stop training and exercises for units not scheduled to deploy and reduce naval presence overseas — a reality that already has occurred with the Truman’s postponement.
“Once we shut down our sustainment training, it will take our ships and squadrons about nine months to conduct the maintenance and training needed to be certified to deploy again,” Adm. Greenert said.
Winslow Wheeler, an analyst at the Center for Defense Information, which pushes for lower defense spending and canceling weapons programs, argues that a budget of $530 billion today will revert to 2007 levels under which the Pentagon seemed to do fine.
Mr. Wheeler said that, in a run-up to sequestration, the Pentagon continued to fund big weapons, such as the troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and now claims it has no choice but to loot maintenance and training funds.
“Their prioritizing procurement and research and development above the sharp end shows their distorted priorities,” he said. “They have it exactly wrong. They need to get the junk out of the procurement budget, like the F-35, to enable adequate funding for what’s important. Clearly, these people need to be replaced.”