Monday, November 16, 2009

Politics Trumps Security

To demonstrate progress in fulfilling his campaign promise to close the terrorist detention center at Guantánamo Bay, President Obama's administration said Friday that it would prosecute Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, in a Manhattan federal courtroom.

The result of this trial should be inevitable; Khalid Shaikh Mohammed will be found guilty and executed. The outcome should be the same whether the trial happened in a military tribunal or in the United States criminal justice system. The difference is that in our government's utopian effort to show the world that we are fair so that terrorist sympathizers will change their minds about hating us, we are actually damaging our security. A public trial will reveal how we were able to obtain our anti-terrorism intelligence. We are telling our enemies how they can avoid being caught by us before they can carry out their next mission to attack us.

The Obama administration also wants a public trial of Mohammad to appease it's radical Left base who wants to expose things they believe can be used to pursue war crimes charges against Bush administration officials. They persist in hating President Bush more than the Islamic terrorists who seek to end our way of life in the United States. This is amazingly irrational and the only way it can be explained is spiritual warfare.

It is pretty disturbing to realize that playing politics is a higher priority for our government than protecting this country from terrorists. There was a time when such activities were considered treason. But I guess the reasoning is that if elected public officials are engaged in revealing state secrets then it can't be called treason. However, I would expect God to consider it treason, "for there is no partiality with God" (Romans 2:11, NKJ). It doesn't matter whether a person is elected or not, wrong is wrong. It is interesting to note that treason is listed among the signs of "the last days perilous times" in 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

We live in an age when the end justifies the means and there appears to be no brakes on the runaway train of globalization. What used to be treason is now "transparency" in pursuit of more cooperation between nations. This sounds good but it turns people away from God which caused Him to take action over the Tower of Babel. The coming global government will cause him to take action as well. It is good to remember that Jesus will come for His bride before He pours out His wrath on earth.

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