posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 11:35 PM
EST 8:15 Mordecai left the king's presence wearing royal garments of blue and white, a large crown of gold and a purple robe of fine linen. And
the city of Susa held a joyous celebration. 16 For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor. 17 In every province and in every
city, wherever the edict of the king went, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. And many people of other
nationalities became Jews because fear of the Jews had seized them.
EST 9:1 On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies
of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them. 2 The Jews
assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those seeking their destruction. No one could stand against them, because the
people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them. 3 And all the nobles of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and the king's
administrators helped the Jews, because fear of Mordecai had seized them. 4 Mordecai was prominent in the palace; his reputation spread throughout the
provinces, and he became more and more powerful.
EST 9:5 The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated
them. 6 In the citadel of Susa, the Jews killed and destroyed five hundred men. 7 They also killed Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha, 8 Poratha, Adalia,
Aridatha, 9 Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai and Vaizatha, 10 the ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews. But they did not lay their
hands on the plunder.
EST 9:11 The number of those slain in the citadel of Susa was reported to the king that same day. 12 The king said to Queen Esther, "The Jews
have killed and destroyed five hundred men and the ten sons of Haman in the citadel of Susa. What have they done in the rest of the king's provinces?
Now what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? It will also be granted."
EST 9:13 "If it pleases the king," Esther answered, "give the Jews in Susa permission to carry out this day's edict tomorrow also, and let
Haman's ten sons be hanged on gallows."
EST 9:14 So the king commanded that this be done. An edict was issued in Susa, and they hanged the ten sons of Haman. 15 The Jews in Susa came
together on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and they put to death in Susa three hundred men, but they did not lay their hands on the
EST 9:16 Meanwhile, the remainder of the Jews who were in the king's provinces also assembled to protect themselves and get relief from their
enemies. They killed seventy-five thousand of them but did not lay their hands on the plunder. 17 This happened on the thirteenth day of the month of
Adar, and on the fourteenth they rested and made it a day of feasting and joy.
As it was in the days of Mordecai, so it is today.
An empire taking orders from Jews in high positions, giving whatever military support asked for. Even though the decree allowing self defense was
sufficient to cause so much fear that many nationalities converted (8:17), and there was really not much likelihood that anyone actually would attack
the Jews, backed up as they were by "all the nobles of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and the king's administrators" (9:3) yet they went
out in "self defense" and killed 500 in Susa plus 300 the next day, and in the rest of the provinces, 75,000.
There is no mention of anyone actually attacking them, yet it is "self defense" if they go out and kill that many people, using lists of enemies, I
In the present day, any killing done on behalf of the so-called Jewish state of Israel is declared "self-defense" by American Imperial edict. Any
disagreement is quashed by American veto in UN Security Council per direction of dual citizen US-Israel advisors in the highest offices.
[edit on 18-7-2010 by pthena]