Strategic target killings committed against key figures are a powerful way to wound and provoke an enemy. You can inflict a critical strike to your enemies by assassinating prominent figures and this can be done without erecting an army or engaging in open warfare. The guerrilla tactics of unconventional warfare give every splinter cell terrorist group a cover of darkness under which to hide in secrecy, until the next attack erupts into the spotlight. Assassination allows any foolish group of extremists or individual fanatic the chance to change the world and rise against the grain in defiance of order and peace.
Satan through assassination, in our modern History, has claimed some of our greatest leaders; leaders who inspired and impacted the world in tremendous ways; leaders like Mohandas Ghandi, Martin Luther King JR. and Abraham Lincoln, who are a key few among many. Through these people God advocated peace, unity, liberty and equality amongst a divided mankind, but each life was cut short by assassination and each destiny was squelched, unfulfilled. Through these imperfect beings, God’s perfect intention, in part, manifest for the greater good of all who exist.
Bellow is a description of great heroic world leaders, who were killed by Satan’s assassins, in the Devil’s attempt to resist God’s divine intention. The following are examples of how the devil has changed the world, using the wicked followers of the assassin’s creed in resistance of peace.
“I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free.” –Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was born in rural Kentucky on February 12, 1809 and arose from origins of low social standing and insubstantial education to become one of the great presidents of the United States. He assumed more power than any preceding president, in his effort to preserve the Union during the Civil War. An excellent politician, he persuaded the people with logical word and reasonable deed to look to his leadership for guidance. He had a long lasting, deeply resounding influence on American political institutions, most importantly in setting the precedent of vigorous executive action in time of national emergency.
When the Black Hawk War broke out in 1832, Abraham became the captain of a volunteer company, serving for three months but seeing no active duty. Lincoln's first bid for elected office came in that same year, when he unsuccessfully ran for the Illinois state legislature. He ran again two years later and was victorious the second time, for the next eight years, becoming an established person of the Whig party in the General Assembly. Studying law in between legislative session, Lincoln became a licensed attorney in 1836. He was admitted to the bar in 1837, and moved to Springfield, the new state capital, later that same year.
In 1846, Lincoln was elected to U.S. Congress, and made a move to Washington to serve out his term, where he spoke out against the Mexican War and attempted to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia, unsuccessfully.
In 1849, Lincoln returned to Springfield to continue his career as a lawyer. His political life seemed to be over. But when the slavery question heated up in the middle 1850s, Lincoln took off in the political race again, running unsuccessfully for Senate in 1854 and 1858. Despite these losses, Lincoln gained national exposure due to his knack for oration. Such talent was especially redolent during the series of debates he engaged in against Stephen Douglas during the campaign of 1858, when Lincoln established himself as a leading opponent of popular sovereignty, which granted each individual state the right to decide whether or not to allow slavery.
A combination of talent, manipulation, and luck won Lincoln the Republican nomination for presidency in 1860. An especially fragmented race, featuring four major candidates, resulted in a victory for Lincoln despite the fact that he won less than 40 percent of the popular vote. With an affirmed opponent of slavery having gained the nation's top office, several southern states began to seriously consider the prospect of secession.
An initial wave of secession led by South Carolina brought about the establishment of the Confederate States of America, a self-declared independent nation divided apart from the United States of America. After Lincoln made an attempt to reinforce Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina, Confederate forces opened fire and the Civil War began. When Lincoln called for a volunteer militia to defeat the rebellion, several more states, led by Virginia, also seceded.
While Lincoln consistently insisted that the Civil War was being fought to preserve the Union, the fate of slavery also played a major role in the purpose of the war. Lincoln seized an overpowering role as commander-in-chief in a time of war. He suspended several rights as defined by the American Constitution and expanded the powers of both the executive and the federal government.
It is widely viewed that Lincoln's most significant action as president was his Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, which paved the way for the Thirteenth Amendment and the abolishment of slavery in the United States of America. He also became noted for his concise way with words, giving such memorable speeches as the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural.
The Civil War became very long and costly for both sides, and though the Union enjoyed superior numbers and stores, they were often overwhelmed by the superior military minds of the Confederacy. Despite heavy criticism from all sides, Lincoln retained enough support to win re-election in 1864. As the war was drawn to a close, Lincoln made preparations for a charitable reconstruction plan to help unify the nation once again.
Less than one week after the Confederate surrender, while enjoying a show at a Washington theatre, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. The nation mourned as he lay in state. The reconstruction work would continue on without Lincoln, but his blessed memory would live on in the nation's heart. Some believe perhaps if Lincoln remained president, the African Americans would have been given the equal civil rights that they did not receive until the 1960s and 70s. For his hard work in urgently preserving the union of the American States and bringing an end to slavery, Abraham Lincoln would earn a higher place of honour among the greatest of American heroes.
"There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for." -Ghandi
Mohandas Ghandi (1869-1948), in India battled for freedom from the British rule by using simple truth and passive resistance to revolt against the British. Not only did Gandhi help free India and its’ then five hundred million people from their long subjection to the British Empire, but he did so without raising an army, without firing a gun or taking a hostage.
Ghandi was inspired by many great intellectual and spiritual leaders to fight for civil rights non-violently. Inspiration came from the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and the writings of Leo Tolstoy and Henry David Thoreau, especially Thoreau's famous essay “Civil Disobedience.” Gandhi considered the terms passive resistance and civil disobedience inadequate for his purposes, however, and coined another term, satyagraha (Sanskrit for “truth and firmness”). The philosophical practice of satyagraha would serve to be Ghandi’s ultimate testimony, something he lived and died practicing.
Gandhi became the international icon of a free India. He lived a spiritual and ascetic life of prayer, fasting, and meditation. Refusing earthly possessions, he wore the loincloth and shawl of the lowliest Indian and survived off of vegetables, fruit juices, and goat's milk. Indians revered him as a saint and began to call him Mahatma (Sanskrit, “great soul”), a title reserved for only the greatest sages. Gandhi's advocacy of nonviolence was the expression of a way of life he believed was implicit in the Hindu religion. By promoting nonviolent resistance to British rule in India, Gandhi held, Britain too would eventually consider violence useless and would leave India.
Mohandas Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in the western part of British-ruled India. Gandhi's family sent him to England in 1888 to study law, following the death of his father. Soon after completion of his studies he served in an Indian law firm in South Africa (1893-1914), where he faced much of the discrimination aimed at the Indian community. He for example, was thrown off a train at Pietermaritzburg, after refusing to move from the first class to a third class coach while holding a valid first class ticket. The many different situations, in which he endured or witnessed this discrimination, can be acknowledged as the catalyst for change in his life, explaining his later conviction towards social activism. It was through witnessing and experiencing firsthand the racism, prejudice and injustice against Indians in South Africa that Gandhi started to question his people's status, and his own place in society.
The discrimination he endured may have set the precedent for the rest of his life, and eagerly Ghandi became involved in efforts to end discrimination against the Indian minority in Southern Africa, who were oppressed both by the British and by the Boers. He founded the Natal Indian Congress, which worked to further Indian interests, and commanded an Indian medical corps that fought on the British side in the Boer War (1899-1901), in which the British conquered the last independent Boer republics. During his 20 year stay in South Africa he organized multiple peaceful nonviolent demonstrations and was imprisoned many times.
Upon his return to India, Ghandi organized poor farmers and labourers to protest against oppressive taxation and widespread discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for the alleviation of poverty, for the liberation of women, for universal acceptance amongst different religions and ethnicities, for an end to caste system discrimination, and for the economic self-sufficiency of the nation, but above all he protested for the independence of India from foreign domination.
The infamous Amritsar Massacre, in which British troops slaughtered peaceful Indian protestors, first convinced Gandhi the need for Indian independent self-rule, and in the early '20s Gandhi organized large-scale campaigns of non-cooperation that paralyzed the subcontinent's administration and led to his imprisonment, from 1922 to 1924. After his release, he withdrew from politics for a time, preferring to travel India, humbly working among the peasantry. But in 1930, he wrote the Declaration of Independence of India, and then led the Salt March in protest against the heavy taxation the British imposed on salt. This set off acts of civil disobedience across India, and the British were forced to invite Gandhi to London for a Round-Table Conference, where he alone represented the Indian National Congress. Independence was an imminent possibility as the British passed the Government of India Act (1935), surrendering significant amounts of power to Indians.
In 1934 Gandhi formally resigned from politics, being replaced as leader of the Congress Party by Jawaharlal Nehru. Gandhi traveled through India, teaching nonviolence and demanding eradication of caste system discrimination. The esteem in which he was held was the measure of his immense political power. So great was this power that the limited home rule granted by the British in 1935 could not be implemented until Gandhi approved it.
A few years later, in 1939, Ghandi again returned to active political life. His first act was a fast, designed to force the ruler of the state of Rājkot to modify his absolute autocratic rule. Public unrest caused by the fast was so humongous that the colonial government intervened and the demands were granted. Ghandi again became the most important political figure in India.
Over the years leading up to World War II Gandhi was the eye of the storm of India's struggle for independence. When World War II broke out, India erupted into violent turmoil, and many nationalist leaders, including Gandhi, went to prison. Ghandi proclaimed India will not support the British war effort, without first its full independence from Britain. Britain rejected the offer of Indian independence and even when Singapore fell and a Japanese invasion of India seemed near, agreement between Britain and the Indian Congress then proved impossible.
After the war, the British were prepared to allow India’s independence. But Muhammed Ali Jinnah, the head of the Muslim League, demanded that a separate state be created for India's Muslims, and to Gandhi's great distress, the Indian National Congress leaders and the British agreed. August of 1947 saw India's attainment of independence, as well as its partition into two countries, India and Pakistan. However neither measure served to solve India's crisis and the country immediately fell apart. Hindus and Muslims killed each other in alarming numbers while refugees fled toward the borders. Heartbroken, Gandhi tried to calm the country, fasting in peaceful protest of the violence, but without success.
On January 30, 1948, Gandhi was shot and killed, by the assassin, Nathuram Godse, a Hindu radical with links to the extremist group Hindu Mahasabha, a counter Muslim League and counter Indian Congress organization. Godse and his co-conspirator Narayan Apte were later tried, convicted and executed on 15 November 1949. Gandhi's death was regarded as an international catastrophe. A time of mourning was set aside in the United Nations General Assemlobly, and condolences to India were expressed by many countries.
Ghandi’s presence on Earth has touched countless lives. He lived as a righteous example of enduring sacrifice in the name of revolution. He and his philosophy of nonviolent insurgency have been fallowed by many of our world’s greatest leaders, like Martin Luther King JR., Nelson Mandela, Steven Biko, Aung San Suu Kyi and Abdul Ghaffar Khan; to just name a few. Ghandi’s influence is still resonating throughout our world, as though his words of wisdom slipped from his lips just yesterday; as though he never passed away.
Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. used similar tactics of simple truth and passive resistance modeled after Mohandas Ghandi to lead the equal civil rights movement among African Americans who at the time were being racially discriminated and dominated by white supremacists. King was filled with God fuelled passion in his heart as he peacefully stood against the hatred and bigotry of millions of racists. He is considered one of the greatest martyrs of the American civil rights movement, and played a vital roll in holding the United States of America accountable towards fulfilling its constitution, where it is stated that all men are equal.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the eldest son of Martin Luther King, Sr., a Baptist minister, and Alberta Williams King. His father served as pastor of a large Atlanta church, Ebenezer Baptist, which had been founded by Martin Luther King, Jr’s, maternal grandfather. At age 18 King, Jr. was already ordained as a Baptist minister. After lengthy theological training in the North, King returned to his home region in the south, becoming pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to comply with the laws that required her to give up her seat to a white man. This led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. As a promising newcomer free from the maelstrom of inter-church politics, King easily became the leader of the Bus Boycott when it broke out. The boycott lasted for 381 days. The situation became so tense that King's house was bombed and King was arrested during this campaign. The campaign finally led to a Supreme Court ruling against bus segregation, brought King to the attention of the entire nation, and led to the formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, or SCLC, an alliance of black Southern churches and ministers. This group elected King as their president, and began seeking other civil rights battles to fight.
The episodes immediately following are considered by many to be unsuccessful, but nevertheless they provided King with the ample opportunity to refine his protest strategies. Then, in 1963, King and the SCLC joined a campaign in Birmingham, Alabama, to end segregation there and force downtown businesses to employ blacks. The peaceful protesters were attacked by fire-hoses and attack-dogs wielded by the local police. Images of this violence, broadcasted on national news, provoking outrage, and this reaction created a political atmosphere in which strong federal civil rights legislation could gain favour and passage into law. The next year President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Meanwhile the SCLC, under King’s leadership, was mirroring the tactics of Birmingham in Selma, Alabama, this time for the sake of African American voting rights. Once again, images of the police brutality directed at the protest enabled the passage of federal legislation, this time the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The black activist community felt that these two major victories marked the limited extent of what gains could be made politically, and thus after 1965 King began to focus on blacks' economic problems and poverty. His strategies and speeches concentrated increasingly on class as well as race, and addressed the United States of America in its entirety. In 1964 King had won the Nobel Peace Prize, and this recognition encouraged him to broaden the spectrum of his activism. By the time of his death, he was speaking out virulently against the Vietnam War, a position which lost him many supporters.
King’s most historical moment was when he delivered the speech “I have a dream” in Washington in August 1963 to about one quarter million people in attendance. His dream was being poured from his heart and soul as he spoke his words of freedom and equality. The impact was phenomenal and this event was remembered by the many as King’s most iconic moment.
Martin Luther King JR. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, during a crusade on behalf of the poor. He was shot standing on his second floor motel balcony. The assassination sparked a nationwide wave of riots in more than 60 cities. Five days later, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a national day of mourning in honour of King. A crowd of 300,000 attended his funeral that same day. An official American holiday celebrates Martin Luther King’s life, every year on the third Monday of January, which is Martin Luther King JR. Day.
There are conspiracy theories as to who truly shot King, but a man named James Earl Ray, was later arrested as a suspect and charged with the crime. In police custody he confessed to the assassination, but soon later recanted his confession. Some believe King’s assassination was orchestrated by members of the K.K.K. or the American government, but the bottom line is there are multiple possible scenarios and the assassination remains a mystery. Some have speculated that James Earl Ray was used as a "patsy" similar to the way that alleged John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was supposedly used, but still to this day, there is no proof as to whether or not this is true.
The Loss of Our Fathers
The above list could definitely have been much larger, for there have been many great martyrs of peace, who died under the reign of Satan, often unnoticed by the World. The above figures were Historical icons that stand out from the crowd as mentionable people, who should be acknowledged for their accomplishments and their superior examples. They have deeply inspired me to manifest the will of God, setting foot in the path of righteousness and walking in destiny armed with truth, benevolence, humility and determination.
All these men mentioned above were heroic in their own way, which was a virtue they were willing to uphold, even at cost of their very lives. Abraham Lincoln amidst a maelstrom of political strife within his own nation, successfully abolished slavery by crushing the rebellion of the confederate states; Ghandi proved that non-violent civil disobedience could liberate a nation from the bonds of colonial Britain; and Martin Luther King Jr. helped uproot the deeply embedded discrimination that demanded unequal rights for blacks. The greatness of their achievements greatly outweighs the folly of their humanity, and though they were the imperfect creation of God, they at times throughout their lives aligned in harmony with the perfect intention of our Lord, something too few people truly accomplish.
These leader’s feats were not merely human achievements, but instead the manifestation of God’s movement against Satan’s reign of evil. God ordains peace, equality and freedom, and though these leaders were all imperfect examples, they became martyrs of God’s perfect intention. God’s stronghold in the hearts and minds of these great historical figures was evident, for they lived with an elite moral conduct, which won them many friends and many enemies alike. God paved the way for the fulfillment of each individual’s destiny and set forth before each a divinely ordained purpose to fulfill, but each destiny would be cut short unfulfilled and each life would be all too quickly ended.
It was through the enmity of their opposition, that Satan condemned the lives of these courageous revolutionaries. Each fanatic assassin was powerfully possessed by the devil’s manipulation, bringing the terrible judgement of death down upon these heroes. It was the festering animosity of the wrathful, that ended these lives, and they were unable to continue what work was begun by their legacies. Each time the assassin’s bullet robbed us of another hero; Satan again cut short the life of another peace maker, another freedom fighter and another soldier of equality. And these are only a few examples, highlighting some of the most famous world leaders in modern history, not to mention the countless unknown people who died throughout history upholding the inner intention of God.