MERCHANTS OF VIOLENCE
It seems difficult for many persons to understand why no
peace can be achieved in countries such as Lebanon. After there has been so
much warfare, violence and destruction for so many years, it would seem that every
citizen should be longing for peace, and a chance to rebild his life and
country. Yet, no matter what government may be in power at the moment, there
will be large factions of well armed men attacking it. If it fails, the next
government will be attacked with equal fury no matter what its policies may be.
The simple fact is that, in several countries of the near
east, organized violence is one of the best trained and most widely practiced
of all professions. The 'Cause' used as an excuse for the particular act or
acts of violence has little significance, nor does it matter whether the
violence is of a military or simply a criminal nature since it is committed
solely for the sake of violence, and because it is the profession of
those who commit it! Having been trained from early youth in the art of murder,
most of these professional killers would be totally incapable of earning their
living in any honest occupation, and so must offer their services to anyone who
can furnish them with the necessities of life and the tools of their trade.
Most of the death squads of Lebanon commit their random
and wholesale murders under the banner of one religion or other, even though
there is no religion on earth that would advocate or even condone the needless
and random murder of innocent citizens.
Neither the Lebanese government nor any of the
"Peacekeeping" forces stationed in Lebanon, have had any success in
isolating or inhibiting the actions of any of these groups, no matter how
openly they have bragged of their murderous enterprises, both before and after
they had been accomplished.
The usual excuse given as to why terrorism cannot be
successfully overcome, is that it works in secret and there is no way in which
their leaders or members can be identified. It is a very weak excuse. The
terrorist groups are not thuggees who strangle their victims with cords in the
darkness of night, nor do they stab them with knives. Instead they import,
deploy and expend large quantities of munitions of all kinds, and especially
explosives.. Munitions and high explosives are not sold in the corner hardware
store, nor can they be purchased with pocket money. Even the smaller artillery
shells and mortar rounds which the P.L.O. fired by the hundreds each day in the
bombardment of Beirut cost upwards of $200.00 each delivered to the
field and ready for use. Thus, each day of the Beirut bombardment by the
P.L.O. cost someone at least $40,000 in hard cash for their ammunition
alone. Some munition factory was kept humming to produce the goods, and some public
transportation company delivered them. Nothing very secret about any of this
When the Israelis first invaded Lebanon, they discovered
Caves filled to the ceiling with war materials of every variety. Enough, it was
said, to supply an entire army division for months of full
action. The material was estimated to cost more than one hundred millions
of dollars, which someone had to pay! It would not seem to be too
difficult for monetary experts to track down the place where that much
money had come from, and where it had gone, but there is no record that
any attempt was ever made to do so! Perhaps everyone feared that
the trail might lead to some of their friends!
The only manner in which terrorism can ever be
successfully overcome is by searching out those who, from their apparently
respectable positions in society, actually plan, encourage and finance
(signed) Daniel W. Fry
* Understanding is the key to everyone and
(Everything below was hand-written)
Cleona’s Corner March Newsletter 1985
This Newsletter Should’ve been written months ago +
it is one I am loathe to write – but it must be done.
‘Tis said “The squeaking wheel gets the oil.”
We have NOT squeaked because we assumed our family
members of Understanding would realize that Understanding DOES
Obviously clarification is needed. Here are the facts + they
require your help as a member of this family.
Into each newsletters goes the following costs:
Legal pads for 1st drafting of NL.
Quality legal sized paper on which to type NL.
Dr. Fry types the NLs – so that we need pay no
The electric typewriter cartridges are $4.25 each
Envelopes were $5.50 a box, -- now $10.50 per box!
Return stickers 38% higher – plus postage to order some.
Stamps – You, too, know about that!!
Each N.L. going abroad is 44c for 1/2oz!
Yes, foreign dues are $15.00 Here’s where if goes for one year
It is often necessary (& pleasant) to correspond with members – here
AND abroad – adding further costs.
Area of M. Agreement 2.00
Postage for same 1.81
12 N.L. @ .44ea 5.28
The actual N. Letter minus 5.16
In USA, each New Member receives 1 copy of “Area of
They sell for $2.00
Postage (Was ’63) now .69
12 Newsletters @ 65c each 7.80
The membership fee has been just $10.00!
Plus we often write various members as needed
By unanimous vote the dues are, as of March 1, 1985, $12.50 ( U.S.A.) that will help to maybe at least, break even – on
actual costs of materials
Current estimates for car operation is 30c per mile. It takes 6
car trips monthly for N.L.
Go get printed
to P.O. – to mail out NL
Then back home.
This does not include wear + tear on cars, tires, gas, oil
– repairs, lube, etc!
No allowance ever for long trips to Phoenix, re: Undg, one
property – there.
Have you traveled lately? What did you pay for gas
– motels – foods, etc.??
We meet “all that , to + to Cal. When
necessary!! (100s of dollars) (We just returned!) Also, this; we also
We hire no one to address envelopes, stickers + stamp
them, to fold + insert + seal or to carry them to P.O.
To Men of Earth was written in 1954
Dr. Fry has been giving himself, his time and the
printed word since Jan. 1954 – and of his wallet! Surely
to date, Understanding Inc. has taken no less than $55 to $60,000 from Dr. Fry
for expenses, cars worn out, travel costs incurred over several 100,000
Tis said in our Bibles that “It is more blessed to give –
than to receive” Then surely he is, indeed, most blessed.
30 years + 3 mo. Later it is still the same story.
We’ve not mentioned how many “Area of Mutual Agreement” s we have sent @
$1.81 to every foreign leader who can + we hope WILL
assist in the effort to find WORLD PEACE!
MANY of these have gone out - & even more
recently. No member paid for these either. We did.
We take our own money to sow seeds of PEACE, for you
and all on this earth.
We are working hard with WORLD leaders, esp. middle
east and half of Asia.
God willing, we will travel there to plant MORE seeds of
Peace – face – to – face!
It can - + must
– be done!
And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time
we shall reap if we do not grow weary. So then while we have opportunity let
us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of the
faith.” Galatians 6:9-10
Our 2 most generous helpers are two angels in their 80s
– (one north and one southwest) who have only their small social
security to share. Surely the heavenly chimes will ring for their
loving kindness as they approach their Creator!!
How many multi-millionaire T.V. evangelists are You
supporting? They beg for yet MORE money EVERY week!
Yes they can save your soul (if you need it) – but WHO is trying to save
Everything you hear Carl Sagan state, Dr. Fry was stating 30˝ yrs
ago - + still does so say.
We are working to keep this plenty – and all
on it, in one piece – inc. You + your loved ones!
Are you willing to help us – TO HELP
YOU? We look forward to hearing from you. Our good wishes to you all,
Cleona Q. Fry
Lest We Forget:
Verily I say unto thee, insamuch as thous
hast done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, thou has done it unto