Strike them with thy staff
I realized what the US should do as a Christian Nation if the US was a Christian government fashioned in the character of Christ rather than the princes of the gentiles.
Basic background information
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Psalm 37:14
Over 7,000,000 PEOPLE [men, women and children] are poised to starve to death in Afghanistan this winter  with out restoration of aid which had been previously pouring into the Afghanistan since the Taliban outlawed the growing of Poppy. The US has stopped that aid. Instead now we see the US dropping food packets which is only a fraction of the rations needed to prevent a genocidal famine.
The Taliban controls the people in one area of the Country and the Northern alliance in another as well as dozens of other factions in the mountainous country smaller than Texas. The US supported Afghanees and present members of the Taliban against the Russians and now the Russians are supporting the US against the Taliban and the 26 million people living in that land are caught in between. World Net Daily reports that Moscow is preparing to mobilize up to 1 million soldiers for the invasion and occupation. How kind of them. I wonder where they are going after Afghanistan since U.S. and UK military and intelligence sources have concluded that only "400,000 ground troops" would be needed and many of them may be from other countries?
Over one third of the country fled the Russian bombardment and occupation. Nearly 10,000,000 people were driven from their homes in terror. You cannot tend your fields in Afghanistan from a refugee camp in Pakistan. Drought, death and destruction have taken a ghastly toll on these people for two decades.
The Russians still want their pipeline. The natural resources [including natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones] are coveted by the wealthy elite of the world. It is a game of power and control. The Bankers of the world are still poised to reestablish an interest bearing currency and banking system as soon as the country already brought to its economic knees are prostrated and ground into the dust of the earth.
The average income per capita in Afghan in 1997 was 400 dollars per year with a GNP of 8 billion dollars. You could have bought the country for what the US and the Russians have and are spending to destroy it.
Of course governments seldom pay the price of their actions. The burden falls upon the backs of the subjects of those governmental powers while the social and political elite reap the benefits.
If you want to take the wind out of terrorism, here is what you do.
Leave your soldiers and sons at home but take your B52s, C5s and any other large cargo carrying planes and go to Montana, North and South Dakota and down into Kansas and Texas and anywhere else you can and load up on wheat.
Yes, I said wheat. The staff of life
Over pay the farmers for it. To guarantee that they are over paid send down the same Pentagon buyers from the General Accounting Office that you sent to the military industrial complex of the US.
Let's see, 26 million people at a pound a day, with 365 days in a year that is less than 10 billion pounds... Now at 60 pounds a bushel that comes to less than 160m bushels. If we give the farmers twice the going rate which is at an all time low that would be about 8 dollars a bushel or 1.25 billion dollars. Much cheaper than bombs and far more useful.
Go over to Afghanistan and drop it. The PR in the Muslim world would be invaluable to say nothing of the rejoicing in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Start with the poorest areas and those areas where the Taliban or the Northern Alliance is not well liked. Don't stop there, keep going around the clock working your way out from there until you drop enough wheat so that there is not one hungry or crying baby in the country. Other charities could pick up on those items that are in need in the country.
A portion of the money the Russians will save in not activating one million soldiers could be sent to American farmers or they could send some wheat too, since they have been stock piling it for over a decade.
This would shock the Arab world to see that the US was no longer raining fire down from the heavens in the sight of men.
Call all the Muslims, including students, in this country together to work on ways to help Afghanistan get back on their feet. [ the students would get government grants for tuition if they signed up to go back to their own country and work as volunteers helping rebuild it]. They would be so busy figuring ways to improve the farming and alternative cash crops of the country, including cooperative irrigation systems, micro generation system, cottage industries, that they would not have time to do acts of terrorism and why would they. Remember though no centralizing big money major projects ... all small independent and decentralized local economy efforts.
Soon the Red cross will be back at work defusing minds measuring for artificial limbs etc. and then you can send in red, white and blue wheelchairs, crutches and prosthesis for the survivors.
When the radicals start talking about the US as the evil Satan Empire, people will think they are crazy. The soldiers will go home because they will not need to fight any more. Most of them were soldiers because war was the only industry or employment in Afghanistan for 20 years. There was nothing else to do for food.
The fanatics will become lunatic hermits running around in Camo up in the caves. No one will need anything from the Taliban or the Northern Alliance. Hopefully those soldiers will take their guns with them when they go home in case some of the loonies come down and start talking about the great Satan again.
Of course we will meet with opposition from the military industrial complex in the US but maybe we can buy empty bomb casings from them to put the wheat into. Of course mark them WHEAT before you drop them so that people can find them amongst all the other unexploded bombs.
At home all the wheat farmers will be buying new pickups and CDs etc. etc. Unemployment will drop and wheat prices will go up. They will be planting more wheat of course and eating at the local cafe 'talkin' about the good deal they made for their wheat with those gov'ment men.'
Some one might even get the idea of beating their armaments into plow shares. I am sure the some of the more resourceful Afghanees will turn those bomb casings into plow shares.
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Micah 4:3
If we do not do this thing then this is what will happen.
"I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits. And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate. And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. [And] when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver [you] your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied." Leviticus 26:16, 26
Eventually the Taliban will be destroyed, an interest bearing banking and money system will be reestablished and the US will continue the disarmament program by mass expenditure of their arsenal and weaponry in some other part of the world [a process begun in Iraq when the US dropped more explosives in one hundred days than the allies did all during World War II.]
The "Rich Elite" will move in to rape the financial rewards and the US citizens will continue footing the bill under their presentmass slavery.What is going on in Afghanistan is not what most are led to think.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Harry S. Truman
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