September 3, 2002
President George W. Bush
The White House
Washington, D. C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
On September 2, 2002, God gave another vision to me regarding our military. In the vision, I was on a military base and it appeared to me that the troops on the base were being placed on an alert; I noticed some with their deployment bags. Moreover, I noticed the aircraft being placed in an alert status. Then I woke up. Mr. President, this was not a dream because it was as if I was actually on the military base.
Besides the vision on September 2, 2002, during the week of August 25, 2002, I had two other visions regarding our military. On August 25, 2002, I had a vision that I was on a military base; I believe that the base was in Arizona. Nevertheless, in vision, I saw a military man who was under stress and he went on a rampage destroying property. I woke up immediately after the vision. On August 27, 2002, I had another vision, again I was on a military base, and troops were fighting among themselves. They were not engaged in wartime combat fighting with military weapons, however, there were fights. Again, immediately after the vision I woke up.
After these two visions during the week of August 25, 2002, I asked God to explain to me why did the Holy Spirit bring these matters regarding the military to my attention. After receiving the revelations, I drafted a letter to you. However, God wanted me to wait before dispatching the letter because He had something else to show me. Then of course as I first mentioned on September 2, 2002, God gave me another vision.
Mr. President, I have shared several visions with you before. As I have pointed out to you, God showed me the destruction of the World Trade Center and our preparation for war on September 10, 2001. I have three witnesses, they are (1) Willie Mays, (E-9, U. S. Navy Retired) (2) Chuck Howell, (E-7, USAF Retired) and Janice Carter. I told these three on September 10, 2001 what God had revealed to me. They live in Los Angeles and in the surrounding area.
There is a big difference between the vision of September 10, 2001 and the most recent vision regarding our military preparation for war. Last year in the vision the preparation for war was after provocation. This year however, there is no provocation, however, there are conflicts from within. Mr. President, I pray that you will take the following actions and assess the status of readiness of our military force and measure the impact of the various stress factors.
Drawing on my military experience, I clearly understand what is happening on our military bases and within the military structure, at this time. Many of our troops are under undue stress in the military and it is impacting mission accomplishments and it will worsen if these stress factors are not addressed now. Here are some of the factors and impacts: (1) Many are being over worked. (2) Some troops are violating military standards. However, in many cases, first line supervisors are not reporting these infractions to their commanding officers. (3) Some commanders have relaxed their standards on taking disciplinary actions on infractions they would normally take severe actions. (Note: Taking more disciplinary actions will not resolve these problems.) (4) Some troops are concerned about the duration of the war and the course that it will take. (5) The affects on public opinions on the troops (6) The affects of the Executive Branch and Congress’ failure to reach a unified direction on the war on terror regarding the issue of Iraq. (7) The appearance of conflict within the Executive Branch on the issue of a war with Iraq. (8) Extended duty for reservists. (9) Reduction in pay for some of the reservists and (10) Normal daily routine stress factors.
To assess the status of readiness of our military force and to measure the impact of various stress factors should be done immediately. This could be done through a rapid assessment of each military base. The assessment should include a comparison analysis of the following area (1) Number of Letter of Counseling (2) Letter of Reprimands (3) Articles 15’s (4) Safety incidents on base (5) Complaints formal and informal (6) Racial incidents (7) Hate crime on base and off base (8) Domestic incidents (9) Auto accidents (10) Sick calls (11) Fights on base (12) Reports of destruction of government property (13) Substance Abuse and (14) Complaints from troops that work the flight lines and aircraft maintenance. (Note: Commanders and maintenance division chiefs must listen closely to the informal complaints from the younger troops that work in these positions. People who work the line and repair the planes know the problems and they can prevent many mishaps when they have real opportunity to express their concerns and when their concerns are addressed. Use your experts at the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute to study this problem and for specific recommendations.
The recent killings at Fort Bragg are just a mirror of what is to come. Lessons learned will show that there were a number of indicators prior to these incidents; however supervisors and commanders failed to address them. Often leaders make a common mistake by focusing on mission accomplishment and fail to take care of the needs of their people. The key is to address the small concerns; often addressing concerns when they are small will prevent major future problems. The failure to address small concerns was one of the problems that we experience in the 1960’s and early 1970’s throughout the military. These failures had negative impacts on mission accomplishments.
The last time that I wrote you was on May 22, 2002. On May 22, 2002, I did not share this in the communication with you, however, while I was wide-awake, I closed my eyes and you flashed before me. And each time you flashed before me I saw a massive number of people protesting. Later on that day, I learned of your trip to Europe. Although I did not share this information with you in the communication, I did share with you a vision that God gave me, but I misinterpreted some key aspects of the vision. Consequently, I thought that everything that observed in the vision all happened on a military base, however, the details in the vision took me away from the base to an apartment near Los Angeles. Moreover, another aspect of the vision that I did not mention was the bridge. I saw these men underneath what appeared to be an incomplete bridge; this puzzled me. Now I know that it was the bridge that was destroyed in Interstate 40.
This year God revealed to me the fires and floods that confronted us here in the United States. A month ago God revealed to me the floods in Europe and the surrounding area. I even saw the dam break in India before it occurred. These revelations keep coming.
Mr. President in respect to the War on Terrorism, we cannot win that war with our military might. As I have explained to you in the past, God said if we hearken to His commandments, He would give us peace as a river, righteousness as the waves of the sea, and terror would not come near us. I wrote you regarding this matter on October 6, 2001. However, I realize that it never reached your hands because of the error of one of your staffers. While I was in the military, I advised commanders at every level regarding difficult problems, tough calls. They heard my voice even when what I had to say was unpopular. Nevertheless, I never steered any of them wrong. Mr. President, there is a non military approach to returning peace back to the Middle East and ending the threats of terrorism within the United States and our allies around the world. I know the answers to these problems. I believe this is one of the reasons God has called me out to do this work.
Mr. President, in the book of Amos, chapter 3, verses 6-7 says: “Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto his servants the prophets.” Although you and your staffers may not believe that God’s word is true, nevertheless, I am a living witness, and I am one of God’s Prophets. May God bless you, the United States of America, and nations around the world.
Elmore Richmond Jr.
A Prophet of God in the name of Jesus Christ