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The Final Act Will Be World War

by Bill Holter, jsmineset.com

Sadly, I must write what follows and do not do it lightly. Over the years when writing, I have held little back. Nothing will be held back in this missive as we are on the brink of war because apparently we have lunatics in Washington (and elsewhere) far more insane than the inmates they oversee.

This past week has seen the lunacy shift several gears in only days. We see the U.S. pushing Russia for war everywhere. We recently stationed and commissioned live nuclear missiles in both Poland and Romania …along Russia border. I can only imagine the response were Russian missiles stationed in Cuba or even Mexico? Russia has taken this (and other moves) very seriously as their population of 40 million drilled last week for a nuclear attack. They have also stationed their S300 and S400 missiles in Syria, U.S. warplanes will be on suicide missions should they aggress.

This is not “gut feel” or hunch, my conclusions are a result of actions. Yesterday we learned the RAF (British air force) instructed their pilots to shoot down Russian planes over Syria. We also know the U.S. recently painted several planes in Russian colors. Do you really believe this is for a drill? Or more likely some sort of false flag where eyewitnesses swear they saw MIGs with their own eyes attack some target?

We also learned yesterday that Philippine president Duterte has ordered the U.S. out and off their islands. In what world could this ever happen? He knows history and knows Marcos was killed for far less. Why is he emboldened? Simply because he has cut a deal with China/Russia for his protection and that of the Philippines.

Other pieces to the puzzle include Russia calling for the return of their school children in foreign lands, Yemen recalling all of their worldwide ambassadors, and diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Russia are now dark. We also know “today is the day” that “military options” in Syria will be discussed by Obama and his advisors in Washington. I would first ask, why are we even in or around Syria? There has been no declaration of war by Congress, Syria has not “invited” us as they have the Russians, and there is no (bogus) U.N. resolution calling for our military intervention. On what grounds are we even in Syria?

I have said for quite a while, the odds of us having an election have been getting slimmer and slimmer. What would a hot war with a nuclear exchange do to the odds? Please understand this, for all of Donald Trump’s bad points, he has now taken on the both the Dems and Repubs as a “system”. For all intents and purposes, they are one and the same. He cannot be allowed to win because both the Clinton and Bush crime families will be exposed. Much of the crime has been financial and why our economy and markets are on the verge of collapse.

A war will serve to postpone/prevent an election so Trump nor anyone else will be able to move us back toward the rule of law. A war will also be blamed as the reason our economy and markets fall apart and completely seize up. It will be said, “our policies were working and would have worked …except for the war”. Unfortunately, I believe kicking the table over is THE only option left.

I have had several readers write in to me after my last interviews and admonish me for not thinking this through correctly. They have chided me and I paraphrase, “they are not crazy and will not opt for war because no one wants to kill themselves or commit suicide. A nuclear war is suicide.” To this I would respond, desperate people do desperate things. They cannot allow their criminal activities to be exposed and will do anything to stop the truth from coming out. These people are so narcissistic they probably believe (and have prepared for) they can survive a nuclear war because they are such “superior human beings”. We are dealing with absolute delusion here folks, DO NOT underestimate the evil, nor the lengths these people will go to cover their tracks.

Others have chided me for talking about “war” yet not spelling out what it really means. War, and any nuclear exchange will mean your “life is over”. Americans located at ground zero will be the lucky ones as the survivors will die a slow death either from radiation or starvation. Do not fool yourself, the U.S. is broke, the aftermath of any exchange will leave the U.S. isolated and shut off from credit. The world will no longer accept dollars for trade and our trade deficit will no longer see containers of goods dropped off in exchange for dollars. “Distribution” will also break down with our financial markets, “goods” will not make it to store shelves and banks holding worthless dollars will not allow you access as their doors will be shut. Simply put, unless you can survive a world that goes back to 1900 and earlier, you will not survive. Ask yourself this, can today’s pampered population survive if I-phones and internet do not exist? It is a very hard hitting realism but understanding how far we have strayed from “self sufficiency” is an important concept to understand.

To finish, I believe there is still a chance to avoid global war …but will result in U.S. civil war. Even though the press is refusing to report on the Wiki dumps, I believe Mr. Putin (as demonized as he is) has the ability to stop the madness with a “truth bomb”. If Mr. Putin drops a gigantic truth bomb with absolute and incontrovertible proof, maybe war can be avoided. His truth

bomb(s) will need to include everything from a to z. It must include proof of the rigging of markets, stolen and embezzled funds, stolen and rigged elections, drug running, illegal arms sales, and of course murder and assassinations.

Many of these truths are currently being revealed by WikiLeaks but not reported by any mainstream press and of course the dots not being connected by a very dumbed down public. We even learned of Justice Scalia’s “wet works” (assassination) yesterday via the e-mail dump …not even a Supreme Court Justice’s assassination warrants MSM coverage? In my opinion, Mr. Putin must dump what truth they have amassed and do so globally and as loud and flamboyantly as possible. Somehow, the information must be forced to be seen by an American public with blinders on. I believe the only way that war is avoided will be from a mass uprising and gross civil unrest of the U.S. population screaming ENOUGH!

Praying God’s mercy for us all,

Bill Holter

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It is said that necessity is the mother of invention.

Nowhere is that more true than in the Philippines. A poor nation with diverse problems, the Philippines has want everywhere. That’s not to say there’s no positive results that arise from these hardships. People use what they have, and they make do. Often, what they do with what they have is nothing short of amazing.

Demonstrating this is the homemade lantern below.
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My wife and I bought this the last time we were in the Philippines. We were taking a banca to a nearby island. The only other passenger was a friendly, elderly gentleman who was taking his collection of handmade lanterns to the small island to sell to the fishermen that lived there. He said that he had been making them all his life, and it showed.

Banca Water Taxi

Banca Water Taxi

Using nothing more than simple wire, tin cans, and empty beer bottles, he crafts these remarkable lanterns, what he referred to as his “product.” My wife, who has seen many similar homemade lanterns, was entranced by this one for its workmanship and also because it has a working screw to advance the wick, which the man had cleverly fashioned out of only twisted wire.

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The wire handle is hinged so that it can be moved out of the way to access the wick tray for refilling. He cut the glass with skill and fit the tin to it snugly, so that it holds with a reassuring fastness. He even fashioned a make-do smoke deflector disk for the top.

For the tin girdle, he used a simple but ingenious method for riveting the loose edges together – by punching a hole in one end, then cutting a star pattern in the other so that the tabs could be pushed through the hole and folded back against the other side.

With a few simple materials and a heaping dose of experience and skill, this talented man had made a clever and entirely functional device, and all for the humble sum of 25 pesos, or roughly $0.63 USD.

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I’ve been considering this idea quite a lot recently, the idea of an “easy mark.” Namely, the idea that I am myself so often one. That means, for reasons not completely known to me, I am like a magnet for the mockery of others, often without doing anything other than simply being present. I’m there. They assess. They mock. Laughter often follows, especially when there is more than one, which is another attribute of mockers – cowardice.

This can happen anywhere I go, but it has never happened to me anywhere with more intensity and frequency than when I’ve visited the Philippines.

Traveling in the Philippines has been a real eye opener for me. I’ve traveled little in my life. In fact, the Philippines is the only foreign country I’ve ever visited (Canada doesn’t count because it is not foreign to the US, it is familiar. Canada is like America on mild relaxants).

The Philippines was my first experience as a minority, but when I say minority, it really means something in this context. Unlike the US, the Philippines is an astoundingly homogeneous country. People there are generally short, brown skinned, and black haired, with statistical exceptions in the expected ranges. I am tall, white skinned, and light-brown haired (at least in the part that remains).

Let’s face it – I stand out when I’m there. Like a sore thumb. And standing out is not ever a good thing when all you want to do is melt into the background and blend in.

I will never blend in there, and for the most part, I will never belong there either. Having married a filipina helps, of course. And if God ever blesses us with a child, that will contribute also. But the goal of true acceptance is unobtainable – that’s reality.

That, in itself, wouldn’t be so bad. But there’s more – there’s this idea of being an easy mark, and there’s also the disturbing frequency of encountering those that seem only too happy to spit some venom your way.

The surprise for me when I realized what was happening was how subtle it was. Filipinos are not New Yorkers. If a Manhattanite wants to pick a bone with you, you will know, and with cutting clarity.

Not with filipinos. Filipinos are subtle generally, and it takes time to learn their insult vocabulary. Here’s that vocabulary as I’ve come to understand it so far.

The Filipino Cough – Ah yes, this is the favorite, the old standbye. It’s perfect, really, because it’s a natural bodily function. It gives plausible deniability: “Did I cough at you? Of course not, I just had to cough.”

Before anyone accuses me of paranoia, let me say this – don’t judge me until you’ve lived there. I’m not paranoid, and I’m not stupid. I can notice patterns, frequency, and I can calculate odds. The first time someone coughs at you at the precise moment you walk by, you think nothing of it. When it happens for the tenth time during a short walk around town, you take notice. You question. You pay more attention the next time you go out, and it happens again. Hmmm. Something is afoot here, you think. Trouble, right here in River City.

And it’s the quality of the cough as well. The mouse-squeak *ahems* are too subtle to be included (although they are used to censure as well). I’m talking about the lung expelling hack, the kind that communicates to you clearly that they are trying spit you out of their existence. When done well, it’s a supremely effective aspersion. The cough says “There you are, a clot of phlem on the ground where I’ve spit you out.” And that’s exactly how it makes you feel.

The Wide-Eyed Slow-Blink – This one is a little less cutting to one’s pride, even though it says basically the same thing. I’ve seen this one primarily after someone looks at you without expecting to see a foreigner. They stare a moment with wide eyes, taking the offense in, then blink slowly a few times, to wash that offense away. Less insulting than the cough, and therefore preferable.

The Lip Smack – Similar to the tisk, but farther back on the tongue. It’s like they are tasting your presence, and it doesn’t taste good. It may be followed by a spit.

The Long Stare – Okay, this one is not subtle anywhere. If you stare sternly at someone, it’s insulting, and oftentimes a challenge. This is very common in the Philippines, and usual they visually rape you from head to foot, then continue to stare at your face until you are out of sight. I’ve found that the worst ones for this are older filipinas, and it happened to me most often when I was walking with my wife. They make it clear that they don’t approve of interracial marriages. I say, so what.

The question I have is why I have received these insults with such frequency, when others haven’t. I know, I’ve talked to other foreigners there about it. What do I project that draws these responses to me?

My wife says it’s because I have a friendly face. I don’t agree that I do, but I do have a sort of harmless Opie Taylor quality to me. Maybe that’s it. If I appear harmless, I draw attacks. But I’m not sure that’s all there is to it.

I know there’s a spiritual spectrum to life, and I believe that there exists a dichotomy to that spiritual spectrum: dark and light, good and evil. People can become hosts for spiritual entities – permanently, or for only a brief moment. Sometimes I wonder if that is what is at work here – an enemy, roaming around, using the unprotected to attack ones that are protected, then vanishing. Supporting this explanation is the hatefulness of these censures or attacks. Supposedly filipinos are Godly people – it is a Christian nation after all. But this kind of behavior is anything but Godly. It’s detestable – they don’t know me. I’m a complete stranger to those that do this. But on sight they hate me. Can that be explained by natural means? Or only by the supernatural?

Jonathan Kleck, a man that has done much to expose this supernatural enemies’ devices and symbols on his youtube channel, has testified about similar attacks himself. With him, it is usually a threatening word followed by a wink. Some of them he knows. They say things that are arcane or very unlikely for them to know anything about. Has something just used them to talk directly to Kleck? He believes so. I’m not so sure he’s wrong about it either.

imagesThe wink itself is a device with a history. It mimes the pagan one-eyed god, a god with diverse names throughout history, and it also refers to the future antichrist himself. Also, there is the All-Seeing-Eye that is shown on the dollar bill, the god of the Masons. Anyone who has done a speck of research on this knows who that god is. It’s Lucifer, in case you haven’t researched it. Always the focus on the single eye, and so many music stars have played right along, whether or not they are aware of what the pose means.

Look it up online. There are scores of photos depicting this pose of covering one eye. Heck, even Santa is getting in on the act. But that’s a whole other story.santa

If this is the work of a supernatural agent, then I’m not worried. Yeshua is my God, and He has my back. It’s not easy being an easy mark, whether it’s because I look harmless, or because fools can be used by the prince of fools. It’s tempting to respond with anger. But I look to these scriptures to remind me of what’s what in this world. If you’ve ever been an easy mark, may you find solace in them also.

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Psalm 37:1-2

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. Psalm 37:8

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