The Jesus Gun

Just when you thought all this conspiracy stuff and the idea that the Iraq / Afghanistan / Al Qaeda / USA fight was all about world peace and attempting to bring the perpertrators of 911 and other terrorist attacks to justice, we find out that the American soldiers are marching off to war with a bible code engraved on their gunsights....oh my.....

ABC News has discovered that the company which provides what it calls Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) to the U.S. Marine Corps, Trijicon, has been issuing the troops with gun sights that are designed to "function in bright light, low light or no light conditions" and no wonder, on the side of the guns is a code "JN8:12", that is a reference to the New Testament book of John, Chapter 8, Verse 12, which reads: "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (King James Version)

Some soldiers are calling it the "Jesus Gun" because
of the message inscribed on the sight.

Trijicon has a $660 million dollar multi year contract to supply about 800,000 of the sights, which appear to be carrying a Jesus message to the battle, alluding to the religious crusade that some say is really what is behind the war on terror. This revelation has embarrassed The Pentagon, who originally tried to undersell the whole thing by saying it didn't violate army rules, but later referred to the inscription as “disturbing” and a “serious concern.”

I'm wondering how the sights with this message managed to get this far into the fight without being mentioned until now. Didn't anyone in purchasing look at these sights and at least wonder what the inscription meant? Perhaps wonder why it was there? If they did, who did they tell?

We've all heard the notion, and some are not sure it isn't the truth, that the "War On Terror" is actually a religious war, that some refer to as the "War on Islam" which would be an  entirely different thing altogether than a war to round up some Islamic extremist terrorists. A religious war conjures images of the Knight's Templar riding off to fight the Islamic armies, in a Holy War, which is exactly not the image the U.S. wants to portray. Of course, given the link between the Knights Templars, the original crusaders, and the Masonic Lodge, and then the links between the Masonic Lodge and the United States, and you have the makings of a what could be percieved as a crusade....or at least something that looks like a crusade.

I've always felt that there was more to the story between Al Qaeda and the United States, and certainly Osama Bin Laden has referred to the war in religous terms, I think he has actually referred to our soldiers as 'crusaders' which of course helps to rally the Islamic troops to fight the invading forces much as they did in the original crusades.

Finding U.S. soldiers marching off to war with religious messages on their guns brings to mind the song,
"Onward Christian Soldiers Marching Off To War,
with the cross of Jesus...going on before....."

Puts a entirely different spin on the War on Terror if it was felt that this was indeed a war for religous ideals doesn't it?  But is it? Is it really a crusade against Islam or are we actually trying to put an end to Al Qaeda in response to 911, the moment that sparked the War On Terror. On the surface, I am happy to believe that, and even below the surface. I can honestly say, I don't know enough to believe any different. I know enough to question some of it, and to believe at face value that the 911 attacks were what we have been told, and therefore the perpertrators deserve to be retaliated against. On the other hand, if they weren't what we have been told, or if there are, or were, those in power who used them (911 attacks) as an opportunity to get into a fight in the Middle East for whatever reason, oil or religion, I'm not so sure I can go along with that, at least not as easily.

However, the fight is on, and it's too late to turn back now....

Here is a video that shows the Trijicon gun sight.

 
Link: How The Jesus Gun Misfired - Christian Science Monitor

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