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January 19, 2010

Pre-occupied

Two days ago, I wondered at the over/under on the Left describing American humitarian assistance in Haiti as an occupation.

Betting is now closed: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in.

France accused the US of "occupying" Haiti on Monday as thousands of American troops flooded into the country to take charge of aid efforts and security.

Not to be out done: Chavez says US occupying Haiti in name of aid.

Venezuela's president accuses America of using quake as pretext to occupy devastated Caribbean country. 'I read that 3,000 soldiers are arriving, Marines armed as if they were going to war,' he says

Unrelated but too good to pass unremarked: "U.S. Military weapons inscribed with secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes." You know, re-reading that last sentence, it is almost as if the editor who wrote it had never seen a passage of Scripture cited before. It is not as though you need a decoder ring...

Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.
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U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious "Crusade" in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents.

One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 19, 2010 09:24 AM