Pastor Phillip Miles!

Hello,

More information about Phillip Miles. (This information seems to be accurate and most likely real)
The statements can be observed in the forum of AR15.COM.
In these statements is mention of Vladimir, a Russian interpreter from my last article!
http://kylekeeton.com/2008/02/russia-important-update-on-american.html
The forum is part of a Militia organization based in America! Called the Bushmasters!

These Are Links That Have been Altered By The Site Owners Of Ar15.com. Sad to say they hurt Miles more than helped by not allowing access. Look the site over…..
http://www.ar15.com/
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=670435&page=1

These statements are from Pastor Phillip Miles Cousin! His avatar for the forum is this picture and only two statements are included from other individuals, One statement is from a American Diplomat.

2-04-2008
I need my brothers from ARfcom’s help..we got pictures of the jail, I am hoping to show them, to ya’ll soon. The Jail looks like a rat hole from h**l, it is simply horrible! I am asking all my fellow brother’s in arms to e-mail or call your congressman or Senator. Please??? I don’t have a list of all the Reps. I am losing sleep and losing my mind over this ordeal. They are telling us they will keep him for 2 months in that c**phole!

Please don’t preach to me how he shouldn’t have done this or that..I want my cousin back, that is the only thing that matters right now If you could just send the Moscow Times link and have your Representative at least get back to you on the status, I would be eternally grateful. Please, please e-mail your Rep with the information up top.

Thank you in advance..you don’t know what it means to me to have people outside of famly and friends that care.

Today, Aivars Mecs, a member of Evangel Cathedral spoke with the Russian attorney who only speaks Russian. Roman Maranov, the Russian attorney, said to encourage everyone to write letters on Phillip’s behalf.

So here is where we are:

1. Continue to write or call President Bush. We need his help.
2. Obtain testimonies about Phillip’s integrity and character from elected officials, community leaders, pastors and businessmen. These letters must be notarized. They may be sent to Phillip’s US Attorney, Dominic Starr, who will forward them to the Russian attorney.
3. Everyone who knows Phillip can write a letter vouching for his character and send it to Dominic Starr.
4. If you support Phillip as an American or a gun enthusiast please write or call in support.

Dominic Starr’s address is 3751 Grissom Parkway Beach First Center, Third Floor, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. His fax is 843-448-3437.

Phone: (843) 946-5670

Through our interpretor in Russia, we have found out there might be a possibility he is coming home soon. Why? My Uncle was planning on going in to see him, so was I, my cousin sent word that he did’nt think it would be necessary because he thinks he may getting released soon. How does he know, we do not know that, maybe they have been conveying to him that he will be released..dunno, but this is good news at any rate.

God is faithful and I think resolution is the way.
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2-04-2008
Which has been the case for getting watches, war paraphernalia, other items years ago. From what we understand, you get hunting permits and licenses like here..I am not sure about getting ammo or what calibers would be banned. You can buy 7.62 over there and bribe it out of the country..I have never done it. My cousin was trying fulfill a request from the Russian Pastor..everything was legal on this side of the Atlantic but not over there. I think it may be a “we are Russians” moment for the police. I know this can be sorted out..my cousin is an avid hunter and has been most of his life.
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2-04-2008
Wrong. This is probably his 20th trip in the last 10 years. Speaking Russian does not speak louder than a $20 bill.

You have no idea what you are talking about..not to belittle you trying to analyze the problems..we just don’t what it was that specifically put him in jail. I have personally brought out axes and foot long knives from the CIS..no kidding.
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2-04-2008
Just got a call from my Uncle and he said he has been arrested for unknowingly taking contraband into the country, my cousin had checked the laws beforehand. A decision will be made by noon tomorrow whether he will be released or if he will have to stay and stand trial. They were wanting to know if he actually was a hunter?? So they had to send pictures of him with dead deer and ducks…weird.
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2-05-2008
My Uncle says they have NOT put him into a prison, he is being held at the Moscow airport..U.S. embassy officials have already been to visit him, there is also a lot of the Moscovites (Pastors, workers, etc) who know my cousin, literally flood the airport. It seems there is one airport head of security that is not bending to pressure. NO laws were apparently broken even as written or interrupted by the Russian Govt. according to our embassy officials. Good news is they have not moved him from a holding cell in the airport..I will keep praying, hoping this will end soon.
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2-05-2008 (names removed by Forum admins)
#3.)The U.S. State Department is in touch with *******. They gave her the following information:

1. As previously informed ***** is not arrested but is being detained at the Moscow Airport. He will be there three more days when a formal hearing is scheduled. He is held in a room with a bench.

2. He is getting plenty of water and food.

3. Vladimir, a Russian interpreter and Pastor ********* American Pastor, are staying nearby. Pastor ***** in Perm has hired a Russian lawyer on ***** behalf.

4. The State Department has requested that no one call the American Embassy in Moscow. The embassy has been inundated with phone calls and is doing everything in their power to help in the situation.
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2-06-2008
Update #4, he is going to trial tomorrow for the ammo…prayers needed.
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2-06-2008
Yes..the judge is a 30 year old woman who is loves America, has gone to school here etc…. since this is now becoming a bigger story than they’d probably like to see, I think he’s gonna be ok.
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2-08-2008
It’s not good news, they are keeping him after his hearing today in Moscow…details are sketchy but this sucks for me. I am really worried. If anyone knows anyone “Up top” please advise me or lead me to someone I can talk to or do something.

I am really worried. like I said..I feel powerless and angry right now. Any suggestions? ARfcom firemission? Call congressmen? Any ideas would help me.
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2-08-2008
Anyone have any positive suggestions for the last update? The rest of the quartebacks can hold their thoughts to themselves on this thread. This is a serious family problem for me..I don’t need negative b.s. flying right now. We need to solutions.
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2-08-2008
Which is exactly what I am planning on doing if all else fails. I have called my local congressman and informed his office of the situation. I have also called a few friends in my area who would go with me, I am not sure what to do next..as you can see ourentire family is involved now, we are stressed about this whole deal. My cousin’s son and others are writing letters and calling congressmen.

I will know more the first of the week..I am planning to get over there if there’s anything I can do.
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2-12-2008
Yep…they are going to keep him in until, which is driving everyone over here mad. I know how the jails are over there. My cousin is in great spirits and he feels as though God is in control and he is not worried. He is ok right now…but our family, his wife and kids are stressed beyond measure.

We have contacted various legal and govt. officials looking for help. Jay Sekulow has a law firm in Moscow so they are moving onto the scene. Our State dept. is pretty much puppy dog mentality when it comes to international problems.

5 rounds of ammo for a Russian Pastor friend to go bear hunting…almost sounds like the BATF over here.

I have also e-mailed various news outlets with the story…not much else we can do except pray and wait.
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2-12-2008
I need my brothers from ARfcom’s help..we got pictures of the jail, I am hoping to show them, to ya’ll soon. The Jail looks like a rat hole from h*ll, it is simply horrible! I am asking all my fellow brother’s in arms to e-mail or call your congressman or Senator. Please??? I don’t have a list of all the Reps. I am losing sleep and losing my mind over this ordeal. They are telling us they will keep him for 2 months it that c**phole!

Please don’t preach to me how he should’nt have done this or that..I want my cousin back, that is the only thing that matters right now If you could just send the Moscow Times link and have your Representative at least get back to you on the status, I would be eternally grateful. Please, please e-mail your Rep with the infromation up top.

Thank you in advance..you don’t know what it means to me to have people outside of famly and friends that care.
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2-12-2008
I am trying to do as much as I can..I hope everyone on board can maybe contact their local and state reps about the situation.
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2-13-2008
God is where he has always been, right there with my cousin. He is still his saviour if he were to die for some terrible reason. Just because we are christians does not mean we are immune to problems in life…nope, but we do have a hope in someone higher than ourselves.

I was afraid this would turn into a religious debate..please, let it go for now. This is about my family stuck in a Russian prison, I want to do everything I possibly can to get him out..that is my personal hope now, to get him out. If you have something positive to do or say, now is that time for a fellow brother in arms..that is all I ask.

Thanks.
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2-13-2008
We received an email from Pastor Igor Nikkitim, who is the President of the Association of Christian Churches in Russia. He writes that our churches need to form committee’s to bombard U.S. Senators and Congressmen to use their influence to get Phillip released BECAUSE THE SITUATION HAS POTENTIAL to be VERY SERIOUS. He writes “We are praying for favor.”
He further writes that he has talked to the Russian lawyer of Phillip Miles in Moscow. He states that we need to do several things immediately. We need to encourage as many people as possible to

1.Make calls to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow

2.Write letters from different people to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Pastor Nikkitim says it is very important that we do this in the next two days.

Please help us. We appreciate the help of anyone in contacting the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The name of the Ambassador in Moscow is The Honorable William Joseph Burns. Contact information:

U.S. Embassy in Moscow

Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8

Moscow 121099, Russian Federation

PCS-77, APO AE 09721

Telephone: 011-7 (495) 728-5000

Fax: 011-7 (495) 728-5090

(Moscow is 8 hours ahead of Washington.)
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2-13-2008
Email address: comments@whitehouse.gov Fax number 202-456-2461

Below is a sample wording of the message to be sent to President Bush, however, each sender can use his/her own words in making the appeal.

President Bush,

Please help us get Phillip Miles, pastor in Conway, SC, out of detention in Moscow. Phillip is an avid deer hunter and decided to take his pastor friend in Perm, who is a hunting enthusiast, a gift he would appreciate, which was a box of rifle rounds.

Phillip has been held in detention for 10 days now and the state has up to 60 additional days to further investigate. This was an honest mistake on the part of Phillip Miles. Phillip is known everywhere for his integrity.

For the past 15 years he has been making mission trips to Russia. Evangel Fellowship International, of which Phillip is a member, has sent millions of dollars in humanitarian aid to hospitals in Omsk, Vorkuta, and Irkutsk.

Thank you for your assistance in helping a fellow American.

Sign your name

(Or something like this)

President Bush,

Please talk to Preident Putin and help get Phillip Miles, a pastor from South Carolina, out of detention in Moscow. Phillip is a deer hunter and is being held for packing a box of bullets in his checked bag for a pastor in Perm, Russia, who is also a hunter. If convicted, Phillip faces a possible fine or prison sentence.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Sign your name

If one of these e-mails gets through, we know that it would help…if a hundred e-mails get through it help even further.

Thank you for helping me…copy and paste if you would like..it won’t take 5 minutes and it will make a difference.
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2-13-2008
Thank you for your help..it seems we are making a difference, they are recieving quite a bit of e-mails and phone calls. Lets keep up the progress, it is helping, no kidding.

Mr. Rosenman said that these testimonials can be sent to him and that he will personally take them to Phillip’s attorney. His address is:

U.S. Embassy in Moscow

Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8.

Moscow 121099, Russian Federation – PSC-77, APO AE 09721

FAX: 0117495-7285090

EMAIL: rosenmanrg@state.gov

If you can use google translation, word your e-mails and have them translated in Russian the attorneys and workers can then read them openly. We need people to just e-mail and ask for his release…they know this is a frivolous charge when compared to other illegal activities in their society…this is the most corrupt govt. in the world.
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2-14-2008
Today, Aivars Mecs, a member of Evangel Cathedral spoke with the Russian attorney who only speaks Russian. Roman Maranov, the Russian attorney, said to encourage everyone to write letters on Phillip’s behalf.

So here is where we are:

1. Continue to write or call President Bush. We need his help.
2. Obtain testimonies about Phillip’s integrity and character from elected officials, community leaders, pastors and businessmen. These letters must be notarized. They may be sent to Phillip’s US Attorney, Dominic Starr, who will forward them to the Russian attorney.
3. Everyone who knows Phillip can write a letter vouching for his character and send it to Dominic Starr.
4. If you support Phillip as an American or a gun enthusiast please write or call in support.

Dominic Starr’s address is 3751 Grissom Parkway Beach First Center, Third Floor, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. His fax is 843-448-3437.

Phone: (843) 946-5670

Dominic Starr
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2-15-2008 (American Diplomat, Black Passport) Why wouldn’t you check the laws about bringing in guns, knives, ammo, etc before you traveled overseas? I travel to Russia ALOT (like 2x month) on a black passport and I would never try to bring ammo into the country. Russians are pretty anal about searching everything coming in and going out of the country. Although I will say I’ve never had my bags searched when landing at SVO. When you fly back to the US they run everything threw security before you get inside the terminal, then hand search everything before it gets loaded on the plane. Not sure if they had a bomb dog sniffing luggage and thats how he got caught. In any event it does suck and I don’t wish for anyone being in a Russian jail but he’s a big boy and should have known the rules. Their playground, their rules. Not sure how much DoS is going to be able to help as he was legally arrested under Russian law.
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2-15-2008
So you go there every other weekend? And you are an American diplomat too? Is there anyway you can go visit my cousin in jail in the next couple of weeks?
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2-16-2008
Yes, there was a large sum of money to pay fines that was wired to Moscow…they did’nt go for it, seems like they are bent on showing they are a superpower. They ignore calls and have made people wait in an office for 8 to 10 hours just to get information. Russia is a third world nation, not a superpower…they show it each minute that passes.
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2-16-2008
10 grand and a promise for more if needed.
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2-17-2008 (Another Forum Member) Thanks Mr. Legal Beagle. We wouldn’t want anyone disobeying the law. Do you even see how ridiculous it is to throw the book at someone for the mere possession of a single box of cartridges? We get it. He broke the law. It just makes me sick that you believe the government is actually justified in throwing him in jail over this. If you think there is anything right about this situation, God help you. Same laws apply comming into the USA… after all, you wouldn’t want the .Gov throwing the book at a terrorist for importing a box of catridges… Firearms The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regulates and restricts firearms and ammunition; and approves all import transactions involving weapons and ammunition. If you want to import or export weapons or ammunition, you must do so through a licensed importer, dealer, or manufacturer. Also, if the National Firearms Act prohibits certain weapons, ammunition, or similar devices from coming into the country, you will not be able to import them unless the ATF provides you with written authorization to do so. You do not need an ATF permit if you can demonstrate that you are returning with the same firearms or ammunition that you took out of the United States. To prevent problems when returning, you should register your firearms and related equipment by taking them to any CBP office before you leave the United States. The CBP officer will register them on the same CBP Form-4457 used to register cameras or computers. (See the section on Register Items Before You Leave the United States). For further information about importing weapons, contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20226; or call (202) 927-8320; or visit www.atf.gov ( Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ) . Many countries will not allow you to enter with a firearm even if you are only traveling through the country on the way to your final destination. If you plan to take your firearms or ammunition to another country, you should contact officials at that country’s embassy to learn about its regulations. www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/prohibited_restricted.xml#Firearms Up to 10 years in Club Fed and a $1 million fine for breaking US rules.
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2-17-2008
Wow..awesome after 10 pages and someone cites laws that were broken. Now, do you have any suggestions on how to get him out of jail? You think you might help with a solution?

Thanks again.
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2-17-2008
Wrong..unless you know something that I have’nt been told. They are very concerned and are working on a solution to the problem. None of which is looking backwards but forwards to a solution. They have been in constant contact with our family and updated us daily on any progress being made. They have recommended that we contact our congressman and other foreign relation committee members to our problem.

Man, I am so glad you are’nt a govt. official or even in our military. Are you from France by any chance? Don’t mean to offend you, but I would’nt let you guard my garbage can with your attitude. You remind me of that Major in the movie Heartbreak Ridge. Knows all the rules but when the shtf, have no clue on what to do.
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2-19-2008
Well, the jailers and guards are treating my cousin very well, his interruptor was dismissed for whatever reasons. We have some friends from Moscow who are interruptoring for him now. He is doing ok, just ready to go home. I have contacted just about foreign org or .gov office that I could..we have lot of people praying, writing and calling, keep up the e-mails, it may be the one that sends the message to get something done.

Thank you again for all the support, you have no idea how much this means to me.
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2-20-2008
Does the NRA deal with any international situations like this? I am curious. I just sent them an e-mail…do any of you members know if they deal with these kind of situations?
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2-24-2008
Through our interpretor in Russia, we have found out there might be a possiblity he is coming home soon. Why? My Uncle was planning on going in to see him, so was I, my cousin sent word that he did’nt think it would be necessary because he thinks he may getting released soon. How does he know, we do not know that, maybe they have been conveying to him that he will be released..dunno, but this is good news at any rate.

God is faithful and I think resolution is the way.
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This is all We have as of now, As We get more information we will print it as we find it,
I hope this man is correct and Phillip Miles will be going home soon!

Kyle & Svet

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