TRAUMATISED INTO SPYCRAFT

Listened to a very interesting radio interview on Monday about a woman called  Sarah Aaronsohn.

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The Woman Who Fought An Empire

It turns out, this lady was so traumatized at witnessing the Genocidal Holocaust carried out against the Armenians, that it inculcated in her a fierce determination to ensure that the Ottoman Turks never won WW1.

She established a spy network, in order to undermine the Turks and ensure a victory  for the British and Allied forces.

Her experiences parallels the type of horror which engulfed Francis Walshingham.

Walshingham`s traumatic experiences in France, as an eye-witness of the St Bartholomew`s day massacres propelled him into the world of Spy craft.

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Francis Walshingham

His first hand experiences of the horrors, instilled within him a fierce determination to ensure the same events never occurred in England.

The two most famous spies in history, are of course Joshua and Caleb. They were also the two most honest spies in history.

Strange to say, their analysis of the situation was rejected by the people and the people wanted to stone them?

The people believed the poor analysis given by the 10 unreliable spies and rejected the analysis given by the faithful and true spies!

Just goes to show, majorities are not always right!!

Numbers 14:1 ¶ And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
5 ¶ Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.
6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:
7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.
8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.
11 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?
12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

 

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