THE SEVENTH TRUMPET
Jeffrey Brackeen's E-Mail Newsletter

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The Seventh Trumpet is at once an Intelligence Report and a Spiritual
Commentary upon the Events and Affairs of our Times.It is intended
to be an ongoing Educational Curriculum based on the subterranean
streams of economic, social, political, spiritual and historical facts,
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SCARLET

AND THE

SEVEN-HEADED DRAGON,

Part 11

"Another angel, possessing great power, descended from heaven and the earth was enlightened by his glory. And he cried with a mighty, Voice, saying ‘Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen and has become the dwelling place of demons - the hold of every foul spirit - the cage for every unclean and despicable bird. For all nations have been made drunk with the Wine of her fornication and the king have

committed fornication with her and the merchants of earth have grown wealthy through the abundant [trade] of her merchandise’." - Revelation 18:1-2

In This Issue

BABYLON IS FALLEN, IS FALLEN

THE TOWER OF BABYLON

THE HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON

THE COLLAPSING TOWER

THE WRITING ON THE WALL

WAS BABYLON TO REMAIN UNINHABITED FOREVER ?

THE COLLAPSE OF THE AMERICAN DOLLAR

The U.S. LOSS OF GOLD - Exchange Stabilization Fund

WHY HAVE TWO AMERICAN MINTS CLOSED DOWN?

BABYLON IS FALLEN, IS FALLEN

Just as Ancient Babylon fell twice, so does the Book of Revelation picture Modern Babylon falling twice. (Chapter 16 & 18) The first fall preceded the second by many years. The second ‘fall’ has to do with the total destruction of Babylon.

I don’t believe we can truly appreciate the height and depth of this ‘fall’ until we realize the former glory of this city.

"How is the faithful city become an Harlot?
It was formerly filled with judgment and righteousness dwelt in it, but now murderers.

Your Silver money is now dross (alloy); your wine is now adulterated with water; Your leaders are rebellious companions of thieves.

All of them love gifts and seek after bribes. They do not stand up in the cause of the fatherless or the widow." - Isaiah 1:21-23

The aspects we have covered so far in this series about the identity of modern Babylon, reveal that:

It is old; it is a religion complete with it's own 'holy' book, the Talmud.

It is an economic system which aims at the ownership of the world. It has plans that are currently far along in their execution, to vastly reduce the population of the world through disease, weather controlled famines, terrorism, biological and nuclear warfare.

We have revealed facts that show conclusively that the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City were perpetrated and conducted, not at the behest of one Osama bin Laden but by our own Babylonian traitors, in our own midst.

Before proceeding with this article, let’s review the history of ancient Babylon, (from Bab-ili, meaning "Gate of God"). Babel (Ab-ili) was the landing place for the great god Enlil’s space craft.

He literally came down and landed atop a large ziggurat that had been build for that purpose. It was while Enlil held sway over the people that they began to build the Tower of Babel.

THE TOWER OF BABYLON

". . . the nations divided in the earth after the flood. And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Saharan; and they dwelt there.

And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and for mortar they had pitch. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men had built. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they all speak one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad

from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. (Gen. 10:32 - 11:9)

Even after the Tower had been crumbling for many years, the Greek historian Herodotus visited it and was very impressed. He reported:

"It has a solid central tower, one furlong square, with a second erected on top of it and then a third, and so on up to eighth. All eight towers can be climbed by a spiral way running around the outside, and about halfway up there are seats for those who make the journey to rest on." - The History of Herodotus, book I, trans. George Rawlinson

The ruins of this 2d-1st millennium BC capital of southern Mesopotamia (Babylonia), stand beside the Euphrates River about 90 km (55 mi) south of modern Baghdad, Iraq. Occupied in prehistoric times but first mentioned in the late 3d millennium BC, the city became important when its Amorite king HAMMURABI (r. 1792-50 BC) gained control of all southern Mesopotamia.

Babylon was raided by the Hittites about 1595 BC, Babylon then came under Kassite rule about 1570 BC, only to be sacked again about 1158 BC by the Elamites, who removed many Babylonian monuments to Susa, including the famous Law Code stela of Hammurabi (now in the Louvre).

Dominated by Assyria from the 9th century until that country's fall to the Medes in 612 BC, Babylon once more became a major political power under the 6th-century Chaldean kings. Under the reign of Naboplashar (625-605 BC) of the Neo-Babylonian dynasty the Mesopotamian civilization reached its ultimate glory.

His son, Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC) rebuilt the city and ringed it with three walls, measuring at least 18 km (11 MI) in circumference and is credited for building the legendary Hanging Gardens.

THE HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON

In the old city, on the east bank of the Euphrates, stood Esagila, the temple of Marduk, the city god, and the associated seven-staged ziggurat Etemenanki, popularly associated with the Tower of BABEL. Northward from Esagila, the Processional Way, decorated with animals in glazed and relief brickwork, led through the Ishtar Gate (now in the Berlin Museum) to the New Year (Akitu) temple.

Northwest of the Processional Way stood Nebuchadnezzar's palace. Vaulted structures at its northwest corner may be remains of the legendary Hanging Gardens, numbered among the SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD.

It is said that the Gardens were built by Nebuchadnezzar to please his wife or concubine who had been "brought up in Media and had a passion for mountain surroundings".

"The approach to the Garden sloped like a hillside and the several parts of the structure rose from one another, tier on tier... On all this, the earth had been piled... and was thickly planted with trees of every kind that, by their great size and other charm, gave pleasure to the beholder... The water machines [raised] the water in great abundance from the river, although no one outside could see it." - Diodorus Siculus

Other detailed descriptions of the Gardens come from ancient Greek sources, including the writings of Strabo and Philo of Byzantium. Here are some excerpts from their accounts:

"The Garden is quadrangular, and each side is four plethra long. It consists of arched vaults which are located on checkered cube-like foundations. . .The ascent of the uppermost terrace-roofs is made by a stairway..."

"The Hanging Garden has plants cultivated above ground level, and the roots of the trees are embedded in an upper terrace rather than in the earth. The whole mass is supported on stone columns... Streams of water emerging from elevated sources flow down sloping channels... These waters irrigate the whole garden saturating the roots of plants and keeping the whole area moist.

Hence the grass is permanently green and the leaves of trees grow firmly attached to supple branches... This is a work of art of royal luxury and its most striking feature is that the labor of cultivation is suspended above the heads of the spectators".

According to the Book of Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar was punished by God for boasting, "Is not this Great Babylon, that I have built for the house of my kingdom, by the might of my power and for the honor of my majesty?"

Because of his pride a sentence was imposed on Nebuchadnezzar, to the effect that he would lose his mind for seven "times" (years), or double 3-years, (Dan. 4:16, 5:18-21, 9:27).
I’ll come back to this.

When the Rockefellers began dreaming of building the World Trade Towers in New York, they had sixteen square blocks of buildings owned by other people, condemned and then razed so they could erect their own buildings.

It kind of reminded me of how King Ahab seized the vineyard of Naboth and had him executed. Therefore, the attack upon those structures, was most definitely a blow to the Rockefellers.

As I have documented in earlier writings, there is infighting between the Rockefellers and Rothschilds, now that their objective of building a New World Order (One World Government is) nearing completion.

They are already fighting for the spoils and confusion is on its way.

Since the 1998 Russian economic collapse was triggered by "looting" on the part of Harvard and Goldman Sachs and THAT in turn triggered the collapse of LTCM. What we are looking at, is a system of greed out of control, where competing pyramids fight each other for diminishing capital streams?

Would Goldman and Harvard wage war against LTCM or JP Morgan Chase knowing that it could destroy the world economy and create a global depression?

If true, that implies a pending financial and economic donnybrook, that could ‘Hiroshima’ the economy of the entire planet. The lunatics are officially running the asylum now.

THE COLLAPSING TOWER

- The Tarot Card called the ‘Lighting Struck Tower’ shows a tower being struck by lightning with two figures falling from it’s lofty heights - one wearing the crown of a king and one wearing the tiara of a pope.

When God judged the people for attempting to build a tower as a symbol of their first attempt at world government, he sent them confusion of languages so they could not communicate with each other and so they were dispersed abroad.

Now, we are beginning to see the great confusion resulting from the collapse of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

The events of September 11, 2001 produced estimated costs to the U.S. economy of $600 billion. Companies, industries, occupations and careers evaporated and short-term and lifetime savings were decimated.

The subsequent collapses of Enron and Global Crossing and the restructuring of K-Mart exposed the fragility and new reality of the American debt based economy.

There’s only one person, in this new financial planning landscape, responsible for your job security, financial stability, your 401K and eventual retirement. YOU!

You must become educated as to the machinations and manipulations of the One World Crowd, in order to protect yourself and your family from the Planed Chaos that is coming. Check out our website:

http://www.koinoniacommunicatons.com

One of the greatest tools that God has given us in these last days, is the Computer and the Internet. But too many of us are beginning to take these for granted as if we will always be able to use them.

Even as I write this, Internet Service Providers are being forced to shut down websites throughout the U.S., Canada and England.

This site may well disappear also.

I recommend that you print out every copy of The Seventh Trumpet newsletter, so you will have them, should this site disappear from the Internet.

Now, let’s examine how God pronounced judgment on Babylon, by using its own money and we’ll see how God will also judge the United States, using the ‘almighty dollar’.

The Son of Nebuchadnezzar was Belshazzar, who reigned jointly with his father, during the later years of Nebuchadnezzar’s life. The Book of Daniel tells us about a great feast that Belshazzar gave for his nobles, using goblets that they had taken from the Temple in Jerusalem.

This occurred on the very night that Cyrus the Great entered Babylon in 539 BC. As they were dining and drinking, a hand appeared on the wall and began to write these words, which were interpreted by the Prophet Daniel to Belshazzar.

THE WRITING ON THE WALL

25 And this is the writing that was inscribed: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God has numbered your kingdom, and brought it to an end;
27 TEKEL; thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
28 PERES; thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with purple, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom. - Daniel 5th chapter.

Mene, tekel, and peres were in fact Babylonian coins! (This can be verified by most bible footnotes or bible commentaries). The four letters outside of the coins reads: "I will test them (with this oracle about tribute tax)!"

Gematria is the study of the values given to each letter. Both in Greek and in Hebrew, each letter has a set value that represents a number.

This is similar to Roman numerals. For instance, the first 6 Roman numerals, IVXLCD, equals 666!

The names of three coins were written on the wall, with the first written twice: mene, mene, tekel, and parsin. The gematria appears when the four coins are translated from the Aramaic into the Hebrew! A Babylonian ‘mina' was worth 60 shekels, but a Hebrew 'mina,' just 50 shekels.

A clue to finding the meaning of this word-puzzle.

The 3 middle letters contain a clue that unravels this riddle far beyond what Daniel himself would have been aware of at the time. The message does not contradict Daniel's interpretation, but greatly expands it.

The three middle letters read:, which means: ‘To go around.' As it turns out, this bible code unravels like strings of coiled DNA when read in circles!

As said before, the 15 letters of the writing on the wall can be arrayed in an even matrix of either 5 x 3 letters, or 3 x 5 letters.

The bible code utilizes both matrixes.

The middle letters of the one matrix, as said, means: "to go around" or, "besiege;" however, the three middle letters of the other matrix is Aramaic for "a shekel." (Chapter 5 of Daniel was written in Aramaic).

When we put these two central words together, we have the key that unlocks this code: The code is read by reading in circles, especially by reading "around the shekel," (i.e., 'around the coins').

Also, Daniel interprets "parsin" (dual) as "peres" (singular). Thus, peres can be singular or dual when translated into the Hebrew.

Coins in Hebrew ==> Total values

Value in A mina, a mina, a tekel, and half-a-mina

shekels 50 shekels 50 shekels 1 shekel 25-shekels

(coins?) = 126 shekels or, 1260 x 2 gerah (or, 25 shekels) = 100 shekels

The total of these four coins in Hebrew amount to 126 shekels, or 1260 +1260 gerahs. (A gerah is one-twentieth of a shekel). This number is important because:

The book of Daniel and Revelation refers to a future 7-year tribulation period for Israel, said to be "1260" + "1260 days." During this time, another "Babylon" will rule the world, (Dan.9, 12, Rev. 11-13, 17).

"A mina, a mina, a tekel, and half-a-mina" is similar in formula to the "time, times, and half-a-time" also found once in the book Daniel (12:7), [and twice in the book of Revelation].

Its meaning is basically the same as the 1260 days, (3-years). I.e., "one year," plus "two years," plus "half-a-year," equals 3 years).

See my comments on this, in my articles on the Book of Daniel.

This was the length of time Jerusalem was to be ‘trodden down’ until the time of the Gentile’s dominance came to an end.

It also corresponds to the 7 years of madness inflicted on Nebuchadnezzar. For a deeper examination of this, go to:

http://www.theseventhtrumpet.com/ppw/cod1.html

Value of the coins in gematria: The total value of the letters (gematria) that spell the above four coins in the Hebrew tongue amounts to 190, 430, 340 (and 390), equaling a total value of 960.

All of these numbers have either to do with the symbolic siege of Jerusalem that the prophet Ezekiel enacted (593 BC) exactly 7 years before the city fell (586 BC), or they have to do with the length of the actual siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. This is important because:

Recall that the two words in the middle of the two matrixes of the coins says: "Go around the shekel," or, "Besiege the shekel." Very interesting indeed, since a shekel has a gematria value of '430,' and Ezekiel, too, was told to symbolically besiege Jerusalem 430 days, "to bear her sins."

WAS BABYLON TO REMAIN UNINHABITED FOREVER ?

Jeremiah wrote: "Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons and hissing, having no inhabitants." - Jer. 51:37 "Therefore, the wild beasts of the desert, with wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there and the owls shall dwell therein, and it shall never be inhabited again, forever;

neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation." Jer. 50:39

She actually continued to exist for many years and was again captured by Alexander the Great, who intended to use it as his capital, but died mysteriously there in 323 BC.

After that, Babylon declined and was deserted because of the founding of Seleucia, the new Greek capital. Both of Jeremiah’s prophecies were fulfilled to the letter except for the part about it remaining uninhabited forever. Babylon has been

rebuilt by another madman, Saddam Hussein. Not only has he rebuilt Babylon, he also has twenty magnificent palaces of his own.

Now just as Babylon’s judgment was pronounced against her by using her own money (coins used to pay taxes), so is America’s judgment being pronounced and destruction of her dollar will be the first sign of God’s judgment.

THE COLLAPSE OF THE AMERICAN DOLLAR

When I tell my friends that the Stock Market will collapse, they do not want to hear this. But there are three things - any one of which could bring it down. Earlier, in this series of articles, I pointed out that the U.S. Dollar has already lost 85% of its purchasing power since 1963.

First is the coming collapse of the "derivatives bubble".

In 1998 the collapse of Long Term Capital Management (LTCM), a New York based gold derivatives/futures trading operation, nearly brought about the implosion of the world economy.

In order to save LTCM from an insolvency that would have exposed the secret manipulations of gold, the Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, the Fed Chairman, Alan Greenspan and the Bank of International Settlements allegedly intervened to hide the crimes.

They have since became known as "The Plunge Protection Team."

Second is the deliberate suppression of the Price of Gold and Silver by the Bankers.

Gold prices are being suppressed to preserve investor confidence in U.S. markets.

Gold prices have traditionally been used as a gauge for investor confidence.

Low gold prices traditionally mean that stock markets are healthy, good investments; that inflation is low; and that credit may be expanded. Throughout the late 90s as badly needed corrections in the markets failed to happen and a monstrous bubble grew on Wall Street.

That stock bubble has been threatening the imminent implosion of U.S. markets, because not only are they suppressing the price of gold, but our stock pile is depleted.

The U.S. LOSS OF GOLD - Exchange Stabilization Fund

The June 2001 U.S Treasury Bulletin contains the ESF-2 for the first quarter of FY 2001.

It shows a foreign exchange trading loss of $57,589,000 for both the current quarter and the fiscal year to date.

Why this practice was not followed in FY 2000 remains a mystery, as does the negative $1,627,763,000 amount reported in the ESF-2 for the first quarter of FY 2000.

One possible explanation, particularly in light of the 30 ton's of gold that suddenly surfaced at the ESF in December 1999, is that halting and reversing the gold price explosion precipitated by the Washington Agreement so overwhelmed the accounting resources of the ESF that it caused a bunch of reporting snafus.

A less forgiving explanation is that the ESF has purposefully tried to camouflage a large trading loss in the first quarter of FY 2000 by spreading it over subsequent quarters.

Demand really up, supply really down.

Another strong indicator of things to come in the precious metals markets is, of course, demand. There's been a lot of it lately.

Over the past 12 months, world gold demand has surged 12 percent. That's due in no small part to increased stockpiling of the precious metal by some of the largest nations on earth.

China's central bank, as a case in point, recently raised its gold reserve by 120 metric ton's.

But the real story is in Japan. In preparation of such belt-tightening measures as the imposing of a new and very limited FDIC-type protection of just $75,000 per bank account, Japan just bought 30 metric ton's of gold.

When Secretary O’Neill was interviewed by Dr. Paul before a Congressional hearing, about gold exchanges, here’s what came out:

Dr. PAUL: "I would like to know what is the connection between these two events, and what does this all mean. Do we have gold swaps with Germany, and could we have a little bit of transparency so I can better understand this process?"

Secretary O'NEILL: "Well, I will tell you, I would not probably be in a position to answer any of these questions except for the fact that on Sunday night when I was working through my briefcase, I found a report that it is my duty to transmit to the Congress providing the information on the most recent examination of the Exchange Stabilization Fund.

Indeed, this was a fund set up in the Roosevelt administration in 1934 for the express purpose of protecting the American financial system from the vagaries of the rest of the world's finance systems.

Just as you say, it is empowered to operate in gold and in currencies, and there is a substantial latitude as to how this arrangement can work [emphasis supplied].

"My memory is that last year there was one transaction. It was a fairly small transaction [sic] involving an agreed intervention vis-a-vis the yen. [The Japanese had exchanged yen for $10 billion in gold bullion].

It was the only transaction last year. I can assure you, and we will make sure you get a copy of this report, that I found the report really quite complete in its documentation of what was done in the past year.

The 1995 circumstance I don't know. In fact, the funds in the Exchange Stabilization Fund are marks and yen, and, if I can say it this way, attributed dollars.

"But the U.S. Government does still have gold reserves, and just by coincidence, Chairman Greenspan and I were talking about those reserves this morning, and it turns out by his best recollection, I didn't check because I assumed that his recollection is always right, but he was noting this morning that the U.S. holdings of gold are some $80 billion,

which I observed is just about the same as Bill Gates' net worth, for whatever that is worth." - end quotation.

When Mr Greenspan was interviewed, he not only confirmed this but clouded the issue drastically, by telling Congress that we have $85 billion in "deep storage". This creatively named "Deep Storage Gold" accounts for almost 94% of the total U.S. gold stock (approximately 262 million ounces or 8150 metric ton's), which has not been audited by other than government employees since the Eisenhower administration.

Since no one seems to have heard of gold in deep storage, we are left to surmise that he means gold that is still underground - un-mined!!

WHY HAVE TWO AMERICAN MINTS CLOSED DOWN?

Then there's silver. Over the past two months alone, silver demand has shot up a whopping 9 percent.

Astonishingly, the U.S. government recently admitted that its entire silver inventory will soon be depleted.

A popular department of the government, the U.S. Mint, likewise acknowledged that it will soon need to buy silver on the open market to satisfy its coin customers, since its own stockpile has just been used up. That's the first time the Mint has had to buy silver like this in over 30 years.

In 1996, it was estimated that there was enough silver reserve to last the Mint another 12 years. However – and remarkable for any government agency – the Mint's marketing programs combined with an unprecedented demand for silver Eagles by investors and retirement accounts has led to a department far more productive than anyone ever anticipated.

Investors have absolutely fed on Mint coins like the silver American Eagle – yet another signal flare heralding a coming precious metals boom.

Third, is the threat posed by the EUROPEAN UNION’S war on tax havens.

Because the U.S. has always been a safe haven for foreign investors, the U.S. economy will lose savings, if the EU has its way, because foreign governments will get the power to tax income earned in the United States.

The U.S. economy would suffer at a time when it needs foreign capital the most. At a minimum, the EU tax cartel would drive $1 trillion out of the country. That translates into fewer jobs and lower incomes for Americans.

The European Union has a plan, the "Saving Tax Directive" - that would allow them to impose their burdensome tax rates on income earned in places like America.

That is a dangerous idea. In effect, the EU wants U.S. financial institutions to serve as vassal tax collectors for Europe's welfare states.

Moreover, the EU is interfering with U.S. tax policy by asking the World Trade Organization to rule that some provisions of the U.S. tax code are impermissible because they create too much tax competition.

If implemented, this initiative -- the "Savings Tax Directive" -- would undermine the right of the United States to set its own tax policy.

America should reject those schemes.

Unfortunately, some of the bureaucrats at the Treasury and the IRS want to help prop up Europe's over-taxed economies.

Almost a year ago, the IRS issued a proposed regulation (REG 126100-00) that would force U.S. banks to report the bank deposit interest they pay to nonresident foreigners. The purpose of the regulation is to help foreign governments collect tax on U.S.-source income.

That would be a major mistake. America does not share common interests with high-tax nations.

It makes perfect sense for uncompetitive, overtaxed nations to try to set up a tax cartel and slay tax competition.

After all, high tax countries suffer from tax evasion, capital flight and brain drain.

Consider France: According to the French tax authority, 25,000 taxpayers -- many of France's most talented workers -- leave France every year for tax reasons.

Further, the estimated level of tax evasion is a whopping 17 percent, higher than most developed countries.

Numerous studies have also shown that over half of France's underground economy is tax driven, and that tax avoidance is widely practiced. With a tax burden of 45.5 percent of GDP (including a top personal income tax rate of 54 percent and an average value-added tax of 19 percent), it's little wonder.

For the sake of American taxpayers, the Bush Administration should reject the EU's "Savings Tax Directive." That’s all for this Issue.

God Bless - Jeffrey Brackeen

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