Strange things are Happening
By: Darrell G. Young
Sept 26….In the first days after the terror attacks on the U.S., the nation of Israel hoped the international community would identify with its struggle against PLO terror. On September 25th U.S. President George W. Bush published a list of 27 terror organizations whose assets had been frozen, in accordance with his calls to fight "global" terror organizations. However, the Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad are visibly and prominently absent from his list. America, it seems now needs the support of Iran, Syria and the Palestinian Authority, all of whom aid these three organizations in one way or another, to help form its anti-terror coalition. Futhermore, the US State Department is even considering offering these "state-sponsors of terrorism", military assistance. It seems to me that Israel is far away from America's focus of interest at the moment, and that is very bad news. America should be utilizing the Israeli Intelligence on terror to combat terrorism, otherwise we will find ourselves consorting with the enemy that we have sworn to bring to justice! ( Check the following news wire: )Bush Wants to Accelerate Arms Sales to Mideast
Sept 26…. The Bush administration intends to accelerate weapons sales to the Middle East. Officials said the administration plans to process several arms sales to U.S. allies over the next few months in an effort to organize an Arab coalition against terrorism. The State Department has lobbied for increased arms sales to the Middle East and Pakistan as well as an effort to reconsider relations with Iran and Syria. In addition, the administration is asking Congress for a waiver on military sales to countries that had not been eligible to obtain U.S. weapons. The president made the assertion as he announced an executive order that froze the assets of 27 terrorist organizations.
Waiting and Wondering What will Happen Next
Sept 25….The planning, networking, logistics and resources involved in the operation of Sept. 11 suggests that one or more countries were behind the attacks on America. Moreover, I firmly believe that the perpetrators of these acts carefully considered the aftermath of their attacks. No doubt, these terror groups, and their sponsors realized America would retaliate sometime. It is in the aftermath of America's retaliation that we must worry about the next attack, an attack that may likely see an escalation in scope and severity, superceding the act of Sept. 11. This is why America's response must be precise, carefully thought out and be wide-ranging: hitting terrorist networks abroad and uncovering other networks here that may have been preparing for years for the "second wave" of attacks, while not ignoring the fact that some foreign states are more than likely involved. In the meantime, I would like to convey to Christians that we may have entered into a dark, cloudy tunnel of epic prophetic implications. It may be that the experience of America's new war will transition the world into the climactic days of Jacobs Trouble. We need to realize that the "catching away" of the saints may be closer than we dare to imagine. Jesus said in Luke 21:9 regarding the times of terror; "Be ye not Terrified", for these things must first come to pass!Palestinian Snipers Kill Israeli Woman
Sept 25….A 28-year-old Israeli woman was shot and killed today by Palestinian gunmen in the Jordan Valley. Salit Sheetrit was killed in her car shortly after she and her husband drove through an Israeli army checkpoint. Over 20 bullets ripped through their vehicle, which was traveling on the main highway that connects the North and South of the country. Her husband was slightly injured by flying glass. The "Jerusalem Brigades of Islamic Jihad in Palestine" claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued in Lebanon. "We...assert through this attack that we are continuing our Jihad holy war.
Arafat and Syria Cancel talks
Sept 25….Yasser Arafat can't seem to figure which way to jump these days. He is torn between meeting with Syria's Bashar Assad, and or Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Arafat has not been highly favored in Damascus because of his choosing of the Oslo path seven years ago. Now, Arafat finds himself in the role of trying to stay out of the gun-sights of the War on Terrorists that America is entering. On the otherhand, he one year ago associated himself with the Hamas-Hezbullah terror cells operating from Damascus. "Oh what tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive". Mr. Arafat is hoping that a meeting with Shimon Peres will prevent him from being cast as a terrorist by Washington, yet Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is labeling him exactly that, and pre-empting a Peres-Arafat meeting, by calling for full implementation of the cease fire.
Syria harbors many Terrorists
Sept 24.Syria has long served as a refuge for extremists wanted by international law and individuals involved in terrorism activities, including top Nazi officials after World War II. More recently, Damascus provided shelter to the head of the Kurdish Workers party, Abdullah Ocalan, who was wanted by the Turkish authorities for his role in terror attacks in that country. Syria moved Ocalan out of the country only after coming under intense pressure from Turkey. Others who still find refuge in Syria are leaders of Palestinian terror groups, such as Ahmed Jibril, as well as Islamic Jihad leaders, including the current leader of the movement, Abdullah Shalah. According to one still unconfirmed report, Osama bin Laden's family left Syria just before the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Damascus has much to explain to Washington its relationship with bin Laden and what Syrian intelligence knows about his activities and those of his family while it was in Syria.Pope Says Prayer For Christians and Muslims
Sept 24….Pope John Paul II ended his first Mass in Kazakstan on Sunday with a special prayer for Chrstians and Muslims to work together for peace and not let this month's terrorist attacks drive a further wedge between them. "I wish to make an earnest call to everyone, Christians and the followers of other religions, we must work together to build a world without violence, a world that loves life and grows in justice and solidarity.'' Speaking to thousands of people including many Muslims at an open-air mass in the capital Astana, the Pope spoke of the "logic of love" which could bring together the two faiths. "I call on all Christians and non-Christians to love each other, and unite in the spirit of our Father, and the spirit of the brotherhood of man".Note: While the Pope’s words sound wonderful, they reflect the fact that he believes that the God of Islam, Christianity, and many other religions is the same God. He is wrong! There is only way to the Father….and that is through the son ( Jesus Christ ). John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Biological-Chemical Attacks are a Concern
Sept 24….Advances in technology have made it possible for terrorists to kill millions of people with chemical or biological weapons, the U.N. World Health Organization has warned. The World Health Organization rushed out a draft of its new report, "Health Aspects of Biological and Chemical Weapons," in response to requests from governments on how to combat germ warfare in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. "The magnitude of possible impacts on civilian populations of their use obliges governments to seek help. WHO's report comes as U.S. federal authorities have twice now grounded crop-dusting planes amid fears that terrorists could use them following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A Florida fertilizer company was contacted by Middle Eastern men repeatedly asking about crop-duster planes in the months before the September attacks. One employee identified one of the men as Mohamed Atta, believed to be one of the suicide hijackers in the terrorist attacks. And a manual on crop-dusting was reported as being found with the suspected terrorist. Government officials are concerned about a possible second terrorist assault on America utilizing biological-chemical agents.Note: More pre-shadows and forecast warnings of the tribulation soon ahead. Jesus spoke on the signs of the last days: Luke 21:10-11 Then He said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and "pestilences" in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Pestilence in the original Bible language means - "any deadly infectious malady". The clear Biblical signs of the times are all around us, of the approaching tribulation era.
Pope John Paul II Praises Islam
Sept 24….The Pope, speaking to thousands of Muslims in Kazakhstan, a Central Asian republic whose southern border is only 300 km (200 miles) from Afghanistan, stated, "I wish to reaffirm the Catholic Church's respect for Islam, for authentic Islam, the Islam that prays to God"! I call on all believers to unite their efforts to ensure that God is never made the hostage of human ambitions. "Let us all work together for the peace of our God". The Pope urged that Muslims and Catholics continue their inter-faith commission, and to work toward building a peaceful world.Osama Bin Laden calls for Jihad
Sept 24….Saudi rebel and Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has issued an appeal to the Muslims of the world to unite in Holy War against the Crusader United States, and its Zionist ally Israel.Note: The attack on the US by the Islamic Jihad terror cells was aimed at coercing the US away from supporting Israel’s right to exist. It was an attack on Christian America, intended to rive the US from its traditional stance that Israel has a Biblical claim to the Promised Land. The US may find itself under immense diplomatic pressure around the world to modify its position. Should the US decide to continue to force Israel down the "Oslo" format, or begin to reconsider its alliance with Israel, it will eventually have to reckon with God Almighty! All nations will gather against Israel in the "Day of the Lord", and I pray that the USA will stand by Israel.
Saudi Arabia will not support US War on Terror
Sept. 22….The United States has delayed the start of its offensive against Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden, in retaliation for the terrorist strikes in New York and Washington, because of a dramatic turnaround of Arab support in the Middle East. It has became clear that events in Riyadh had dealt the final deathblow to US Secretary of State, Colin Powell's failed efforts to create an Arab front to bolster the Bush administration's world war on terror. The reason for King Fahd secret exit from Saudi Arabia, is believed by most reliable sources to be a palace revolution sparked by differences in the royal family over support for the US offensive against Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden's terror network and other rogue targets. King Fahd and his Sudeiri faction, including defense minister Sultan, were in favor of letting the US place assault forces in forward bases on Saudi soil; the conservative, religious Crown Prince Abdullah, who runs the kingdom since King Fahd became ill, overruled him, backed by the religious establishment. As a result, Saudi Arabia refused to let the US use the kingdom's new combined air operations command center at Prince Sultan Air Base near Riyadh. The Bush administration realizes it has been let down by the Arab world, chiefly the Saudis and President Mubarak of Egypt, in its first steps to launch an international campaign to defeat world terrorism.Note: The US finds itself completely without any Arab support in the War on Terror. The US finds that all Arab nations are abandoning the US, and subsequently President Bush, who stated in his remarks to the nation stated "either you are with us, or you are for the terrorists", finds he has more enemies than he figured.
Egypt rejects U.S. Coalition, upgrades ties with Iraq
Sept. 21….Egypt has refused to participate in a U.S.-led military coalition against Saudi billionaire fugitive Osama Bin Laden or any of his government sponsors. President Hosni Mubarak plans to raise the level of cooperation between Baghdad and Cairo, exchanging ambassadors.Note: This is an ominous turn of events. Mubarak obviously is pacifying elements in the Arab world. Yet in 1991 he joined the coalition against Iraq in lieu of Egypt's foreign debt cancellation by the USA. Perhaps he wants another "token" to join. ( Egypt made a "formal peace" with Israel in 1979 )
US May See Israel As Obstacle To Coalition
Sept. 21….Israeli Foreign Ministry officials are concerned that Israel is increasingly being perceived as an obstacle to American attempts to build its anti-terror coalition, something that could have dangerous diplomatic ramifications for Israel. Arab nations previously considered as close to the US ( Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia ) are pushing Washington to be more compliant to Arab-Muslim demands, and coerce Israel to be more accommodating to the Palestinian cause. America, in its new resolve to combat terrorism, and the states that harbor them, is under intense diplomatic pressure to comply with moderate Arab perceptions, in order to build the new coalition in the Middle East.Note: Ironically, Israel the state which has had to battle terrorism alone, may find itself excommunicated from the US coalition, because its many enemies must be compensated for their half-hearted support. Already the US is pressuring Israel to re-adopt Arafat ( the worlds top terrorist ) to make an impression of peace-making.
Syria Instructs Hezbollah To Stop Attacks On Israel, For Now
Sept. 21….Syria has instructed Hezbollah to stop attacks on Israel at this stage, according to information reaching security sources over the past few days. The Syrian directive was given in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. and the American declarations of war against terrorism. Syria is on the State Department's list of countries that support terror and there is apparently a concern in Damascus that the ontinued terrorist attacks against Israel by Hezbollah will draw American attention toward "Syria". It is conventional knowledge in Israel that Syria gives Hezbollah a certain amount of freedom of activity along Israel's northern border.Cheney Wants to go After Hizbullah
Sept. 21….Despite the position of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, who is responsible for the force being exerted on Israel to meet with Yasser Arafat, Vice President Dick Cheney and other Pentagon officials favor expanding the American military option, and want to add the Hizbullah terrorist cell in Lebanon and in Iraq to the list of military targets. Cheney believes that the terrorist cells in Syria-Lebanon-Iraq are very much implicated in the attacks on America, and will pose a more serious threat to the security of America in the future.Netanyahu warns US against including PA, Syria, Iran
Sept. 21….Former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, testifying before the House Government Reform Committee, said yesterday that if the US includes terrorism-sponsoring regimes like Syria, Iran, or the Palestinian Authority in a coalition against worldwide terrorism, then the alliance "will be defeated from the beginning." Such a coalition, Netanyahu said, "will preclude possibility of overall victory" and "will melt down because of its own internal contradictions." Netanyahu, who received unprecedented applause at the end of his testimony, called for the US to take a wide approach in its war against international terrorism, which is undoubtedly sustained by support of sovereign states. "The international terrorist network is based on regimes, on Iraq, on Iran, on Syria, on Taliban Afghanistan,Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority, and several other Arab regimes such as the Sudan." For PA Chairman Arafat, that would mean crushing Hamas and Islamic Jihad, shutting down training camps for suicide bombers, and reining in Fatah fighters. Nothing justifies terrorism.Note: This man speaks from experience. ( Luke 21:9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass.)
Notes on Afghanistan
Afghanistan is a small, land-locked nation between Iran on the west, Pakistan on the east, and several former Soviet republics in the north. Approximately 85% of Afghanistan's 25 million people are Sunni Muslims. In September of 1996, after a long war with the Soviets, a militant group called the Taliban took over Afghanistan. During a time of lawlessness and fighting among various factions, Afghanis were glad to see the Taliban take control and bring order and peace to the nation. Taliban stands for "Students of Islam", and as such they soon instituted Shariah, Islamic Law, with the purpose of setting up Afghanistan as the most pure Islamic state. The result has been a militant police state that forces its populous to obey every detail of Islamic Law. Punishments for infractions against Shariah include imprisonment, beatings, amputations or execution. Music, television, smoking, and even western hair-styles are all illegal. Women have been barred from school and work and must be accompanied by a man when going out. The Taliban also requires all people within the borders of Afghanistan to pray towards Mecca 5 times a day. Hindus in Afghanistan are being required to wear patches on their clothing so they can be easily identified. Teaching religions other than Islam is punishable by death.Who did it? Israel Intelligence suggests an alternative to Bin Laden
Sept. 20….Israel's military intelligence service, Aman, suspects that Iraq is the state that sponsored the suicide attacks on the New York Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington. Directing the mission, Aman officers believe, were two of the world's foremost terrorist masterminds: the Lebanese Imad Mughniyeh, head of the special overseas operations for Hizbullah, and the Egyptian Dr Ayman Al Zawahiri, senior member of Al-Qaeda and possible successor of the ailing Osama Bin Laden. Mughniyeh is probably the world's most wanted outlaw. The Iraqis, who for several years paid smaller groups to do their dirty work, were quick to discover the advantages of Al-Qaeda. We believe that the operational brains behind the New-York attack were Mughniyeh and Zawahiri, who were probably financed and got some logistical support from the Iraqi Intelligence Service. Osama Bin Laden is a schoolboy in comparison with Mughniyeh," says an Israeli who knows Mughniyeh . "The guy is a genius, someone who refined the art of terrorism to its utmost level. Experts on Iraq and Saddam Hussein also believe that Iraq was the state behind the two terror masterminds. Israeli sources claim to see Mughniyeh's signature on the wreckage in New York and Washington.Note: Having followed the situation in the Middle East for so many years, and reviewing Bible Prophecy at the same time, I strongly suspect that the perpetrators of the terror attacks in the US have support in not only Iraq, but Syria and Iran as well. It will be most interesting to see what develops in the coming pursuit by the West against terrorism. It is well known that Israel knows more about these terrorist cells, and their sponsors than any other agency in the world, because Israel faces these terrorist cells on a daily basis.
Rabbi to American Jews: Time to Come Home To Israel!
Sept. 20….Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of the Galilee city of Tsfat, made the following remarks 2 days after the catastrophic attacks in the United States: "The perpetrators of these attacks are, amazingly, people who just love death. As the verse says, "Those who hate Me (God) love death." We know that Eretz Yisrael is the place on which God's eyes are directed "from the beginning of the year until the end of the year." It is simply the place of Divine Providence. It is time for us to tell our brothers in America, "You have nothing to do there - come home!"Note: More Bible Prophecy becoming reality! And that's the silver lining of all that's going on right now. There are many Scriptures about what's happening with God's people being called home to Israel now. That has especially been happening since the Prophetic days of 1948,when Israel became a nation again, and 1967when Jerusalem was back as their holy capital.
Ezekiel 28:25 "`This is what the Sovereign LORD says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered, I will show myself holy among them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob. Ezekiel 34:12-14 As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land. I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. Jeremiah 31:9-11 They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son. "Hear the word of the LORD, O nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: `He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.' For the LORD will ransom Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.
'Heartbroken' Pope Offers Prayers
Sept 17….Pope John Paul II has offered prayers to America and urged those affected by the terrorist attacks to show restraint and commit themselves to peace. Amid tightened security at an open-air Mass before 40,000 pilgrims in Frosinone, John Paul said the Virgin Mary would bring comfort and hope to those suffering "in these difficult moments." He said: "Mary welcomes the dead, consoles the survivors, supports those families who are particularly tried, and helps all to resist the temptation of hate and violence and to commit themselves to the service of justice and peace." "To all the children of this great nation, I direct my heartbroken and shared thoughts."Note: Mary has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with participating in the role of God! Only God can grant comfort, consolation, hope, and salvation. It isn't Mary that people should be looking to for hope and salvation; It is Jesus Christ alone!
Terror Groups Met Twice in Unity to Plot New Holy War Against U.S., Israel
Sept 17….The world's most extreme terrorist groups met twice earlier this year in an effort to set aside their philosophical differences and unite in an unprecedented new holy war against the United States and Israel. The 2 meetings, according to the officials, took place in Beirut, Lebanon in February and the Iranian capital of Tehran in late April. The gatherings are described as "unprecedented," and went largely unnoticed in the west. Dubbed the "Jerusalem Conference" by its 400 or so participants, the group drafted a document pledging to unite behind the Palestinians and win total Arab control over Jerusalem. "The only decisive option to achieve this strategy is the option of Jihad (holy war) in all its forms. "America today is a second Israel." The group brought together many groups, made up of Usama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda, the Palestinians' Hamas and Islamic Jihad factions, the Lebanese Hezbollah and militants from Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, Qatar, Yemen, Sudan and Algeria, has named its task ahead, "The Jerusalem Project." Sources say "The Jerusalem Project" is headquartered in Beirut and led by 2 men, Musa Abu Marzouq, a Hamas leader who was in 1977 arrested in New York and later deported to Jordan; and Ramadham Abdullah Shallah of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who has two sons that served in Bin Laden's Mujahedin unit against the Soviet's in Afghanistan. Iran reportedly sent several official diplomats to the meetings, including Hojatoleslam Ali Akbar Mohtashami, a well known Iranian intelligence official.Editor's Note: So, their plan is to get the US out of the way, or tied down so it can't defend one of its' closest and most loyal allies, Israel. They believe they can then get Israel once and for all. Zechariah 12:2-4 "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness," declares the LORD. "I will keep a watchful eye over the house of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. Also read the book of Joel for Bible Prophecy where a great army that makes the world pale as it comes against Israel. But, as Israel then turns their hearts back to God in one of the most awesome times ahead, God will then turn back this incredible army in a miraculous way, as the day of the Lord (tribulation) is at the door.
Mossad warned CIA of attacks
Sept 17….Mossad officials traveled to Washington last month to warn the CIA and the FBI that a cell of up to 200 terrorists was planning a major operation, according to a report in the Sunday Telegraph here yesterday. The paper said the Israeli officials specifically warned their counterparts in Washington that "large-scale terrorist attacks on highly visible targets on the American mainland were imminent." They offered no specific information about targets, but they did link the plot to Afghanistan-based terrorist Osama bin Laden, and they told the Americans there were "strong grounds" for suspecting Iraqi involvement.ACLU Attacks Moment of Silence-Prayer During National Mourning
The American Civil Liberties Union has shown incredible insensitivity during this time of national mourning by trying to block Virginia's mandatory moment of silence in public schools. The ACLU attempted to get the U.S. Supreme Court to block the moment of silence, but was rejected by Chief Justice William Rehnquist on Wednesday.Israel, Islam, and the Coming War on Terrorism
By: Darrell G. Young
Sept 17….Special Commentary: Let me take a few brief lines here to set the unfolding world events in light of imminent Bible Prophecy. Many people have e-mailed me asking how the unbelievable attack on the WTC and Washington might figure into en-time Bible Prophecy. While I am not a prophet, and cannot predict events, I can analyze the revealed prophetic word of the Bible and gleam insights into the times in which we are embarking.
Mohamed Atta and his cousin Marwan Ashehri, two of the 19 hijackers named by the US Justice Department, as perpetrators of the New York World Trade Center and Pentagon, Washington suicide attacks, have been variously described as Egyptian and Saudi nationals. Intelligence sources have turned up their real identity: they were Palestinian-Americans. Atta was implicated in a series of bus bombings that hit Jerusalem in 1996. He evaded Israeli capture by going to ground among his relatives in America. The US authorities at the time turned down Israel’s request to extradite this US national. Our sources further identify Atta as the scion of a prominent, affluent family in El-Bireh, Ramallah, one of whose members is a former mayor and most of whom carry American citizenship, as do many elite Palestinian families in Ramallah and its environs. The latest information coming out of the FBI investigation traces Atta, Ashehri and another of the 7 suicide pilots, Ziad Jarrah, from the Lebanese Beqaa Valley.Note: These terrorists are now verifiably linked to the Hezbullah operatives working through Syria-Iran and Iraq! The US seems to be concentrating on Saudi Rebel Osama bin Laden, but if the US thinks that is the sole, or even primary source of the mysterious enemy, then we are in for a big surprise!
China Strengthens Ties With Taleban by Signing Economic Deal
Sept 16….In a sign of Beijing's increasingly close ties with the Taleban regime in Afghanistan, China has signed a memorandum of understanding for economic and technical cooperation with Kabul, press reports from Afghanistan and Pakistan said. The agreement was reported Tuesday, the same day terrorists hijacked four planes in the United States and drove them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A Chinese delegation signed the deal in Kabul with the Taleban's minister of mining, Mullah Mohammed Ishaq, the news reports said. China's agreement with the Taleban is the most substantial part of a series of contacts that Beijing has had with Afghanistan over the last two years. Of all non-Muslim countries, Beijing now has the best relationship with the isolated regime in Kabul of any country in the worldJerusalem police intend to indict mufti of Jerusalem
Sept 16….Senior Jerusalem police officials today said they have enough evidence to indict the mufti of Jerusalem for incitement, travel to an enemy country, and meeting with a foreign agent, Army Radio reported. Last Friday, Jerusalem police quetioned Sheikh Ikrema Sabri about the allegations. Earlier in the week he met with Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah. Three weeks ago, he delivered a sermon in which he said Israel, the United States, and the United Kingdom will be destroyed.
PALESTINIANS Support Suicide Attacks Against US
Sept 15….The spontaneous Palestinian celebrations after the horrific attacks in the United States were genuine expressions of the deep hatred of America, that has been promoted by the Palestinian Authority leadership for years. The following public opinion poll from last November is another measurable indicator of this hostility:
Sept 15….For years, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has actively promoted hatred of the United States among its people. The recurring theme: "the US is an imperialist, colonialist usurper of land and human rights, enemy of the Arab world, killer of Arab children, and supporter of Israel". Yasser Arafat has repeatedly referred to Saddam Hussein as his "brother" and has linked an Iraq victory over the US to a Palestinian victory over Israel. During a period of US-Iraq tension, the editor of the PA official daily wrote that America would pay for its war against Iraq with "45,000 bodies of American soldiers who will return to the US in bodybags .The Arab mothers will not be the only ones crying..." The PA Mufti has called for Allah to destroy America and "paint the White House black." This active antipathy to the US espoused and preached by the PA leadership has created a Palestinian society imbued with hatred toward America. It is in this atmosphere that Palestinians took to the streets in spontaneous celebration of the horrific terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. Quickly realizing that there could be nothing more odious to television viewers in democracies than the sight of Palestinian festivities over the deaths of Americans, the PA took two measures. First, PA Minister of Information Yasser Abed Rabbo demanded of foreign bureau chiefs that they cease broadcasting the celebrations, and threatened the lives of their staff. Second, they orchestrated public displays of sympathy for America. Photos of Arafat donating blood appeared in the press, alongside photos of Palestinian children carrying signs (in English) expressing solidarity with "fellow" victims of terrorism. During the weeks prior to the attacks, PMW noticed an increase in the anti-American vitriol and incitement appearing in the PA press, including calls to attack the US. The following selections are from 2001, prior to the attack. This compilation demonstrates the consistency of Palestinian ideology.
Sept 15….United States is investigating whether a coalition of Palestinian, Iranian and Lebanese groups joined to help launch the suicide attacks in New York and Washington. U.S. defense sources said the Pentagon and CIA are quickly coming to the conclusion that Saudi billionaire fugitive Osama Bin Laden was the sponsor of the attack. But they said Bin Laden is believed to have used a range of Islamic groups for logistics and support. The groups being investigated include the Fatah movement headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, the sources said. Another group being examined for a link to the U.S. attacks is the Iranian-backed Hizbullah, Middle East Newsline reports. "Most of it today points to Osama Bin Laden, but the speculation at the end of the road is that he and his network were very much involved with Hizbullah, Fatah and others. A U.S. official confirmed that the administration has not ruled out that Bin Laden was provided aid by a range of Arab and Islamic groups. They said that the administration fears that targeting Iraq would dash hopes for an Arab coalition against terrorism in the Middle East.Note: Hezbullah and Syria are very real targets. This ministry has been pointing out the significance of Damascus in end-time warfare for months now.
Arab World Meets To Condemn Israel, Again
Sept 10….Arab foreign ministers met in Cairo today to discuss the worsening conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. The Arab ministers were urged by the Qatari Foreign minister to move quickly to help the Palestinians should a military flare up occur with Israel. Speaking at the opening of the Cairo meeting, Qatar's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabr al-Thani, said the UN had sent the wrong signal to Israel by failing to send observers to the occupied territories. Therefor, he said there was a need for a rapid and effective Arab action. But most of the Arab nations are only prepared for limited action. They have given some financial aid to the Palestinians but otherwise they have concentrated their efforts on calling for American pressure on Israel, and for UN monitors. Saudi Arabia has threatened using its massive weight as an oil producer to put pressure on the West, but still, no individual Arab state has the means or appetite for an open armed confrontation with Israel.
R Arafat Warns Against 'Antagonizing Israel
Sept 14….Yasser Arafat is now adjusting his conspiratorial designs of hatred against Israel. He made a point of publicly donating blood for victims of the American tragedy. He has been rocked by the reality that he can no longer play the diplomatic-terrorist double agent. He is also heavily concerned that Israel will assault the PA while the worlds attention is diverted away from Israel to the event-shattering drama in New York City. He has made it a priority to quell the Palestinian display of euphoria over the attacks on the U.S. Arafat knows that retribution is forthcoming for terrorist organizations, and he is the world's most infamous terrorist! Mr. Arafat was implicated in the 1993 WTC bombing, but was extracted from that association by the geopolitical powers in the West who wished to prop him up as the leader of a proposed Palestinian state, which could be coerced into a peace pact with Israel, thus completing a circle of security around Israel! Arafat bolted from that scenario last year at Camp David, and cast his lot with the radical Muslim terror organizations and state sponsors of terror in the Middle East!War first, then a Peace Plan With Security!
Sept 14….Waging war requires careful planning, as does the "after-war" too. The reason Yester-years' enemies, Japan and Germany, are democracies allies today is because much effort was placed in ensuring they prospered in peace, once the war was over. There can be no halfway marks in this conflict. There can be no stopping short of the final objective. And this means planning for the "after-war" with a concerned effort to address the problems that brought us to war in the first place.
There will basically be two issues at hand. The first is a legitimate demand by the Palestinians for a settlement in the Middle East dispute. In the after-war, the World Order will need to broker a settlement and the Palestinians will be aligned into the New World Order Plan, and made into allies where they can prosper in dignity in a democratic world. That in itself, will greatly defuse the negative energy presently directed against the United States. The world is united against terrorism." But at the same time, the world should be ready to offer an alternative, a New Marshall Plan to settle the Middle East, Palestinian territories and Afghanistan. This scenario sets the world stage for the emergence of a Religious and Secular World Leadership!Note: The stage for the emergence of the world empire under the leadership of the Antichrist could be produced in the aftermath of War on International Terror.
Islamic Gleeby David Dolan
This is one of the most difficult reports I have ever written. I debated waiting a bit to send it out, due to the deep grieving that is still gripping my native land as decaying bodies are dug up from the rubble of the destroyed World Trade Center, and as people gather for a special national day of prayer. But it was precisely the day of prayer that led me to send this out now, so that it might play a role in some people's intercession on this mournful day, and during the traumatic ones that lie ahead.
I have been probing the reaction of some personal Islamic contacts to the horrendous terrorist assault upon America. The street celebrations that swept many Palestinian towns and other Arab centers throughout the Middle East accurately reflect the gleeful feelings of many Muslims, I was told. The reasons for this are chilling, to say the least.
Essentially, I have learned that many Muslims see the coordinated attacks upon New York and Washington as signaling the imminent end of American hegemony in the world. My sources say that Muslim fundamentalist states and groups, who have viewed the USA as the main world obstacle standing in the way of the spread of their faith for decades, began to perceive a way to bring down the great empire during the Viet Nam war. They were greatly encouraged that a relatively weak Asian army could essentially defeat the awesome American military machine. They pointed out that the central method of warfare used by North Vietnam had nothing to do with matching US military might, but consisted of demoralizing, deadly hide and seek guerilla attacks. After Saigon fell in 1975, many Muslims likened the humiliating superpower retreat to the ancient rogue assaults that eventually brought down the morally decadent Roman Empire. The more radical Muslim groups were also highly encouraged by the ability of Islamic militants to humiliate Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the early 1980s, seeing this as signaling the eventual triumph of militant Islam over Communism as well.
I have uncovered much evidence over the past few months that the very lukewarm backing that the West has given to tiny Israel in her long and bloody struggle against Islamic terrorism has further heartened many Muslims. Any Israeli military response to outrageous attacks upon civilian buses, shops, restaurants, etc has usually been met with open rebukes from the "Christian" world. I suspect that the inability of much of the West to understand and fully back Israel's lonely fight is now coming back to haunt the free world.
My Muslim sources admit that the Gulf War was a serious setback to militant Islamic aspirations. The successful use of sleek and sophisticated weapons by the United States and its Western allies (especially Britain, which is almost equally hated by Islamic extremists even as the UK is used as a major staging ground for international operations) deeply humiliated America's manifold Muslim opponents. But it also redoubled their resolve to bring down the US giant, and then later deal with its powerful regional ally, Israel.SOFT UNDERBELLY
I was told that America's Islamic enemies concluded in the 1970's that the great United States could eventually be brought to its knees by internal guerilla-style terrorist strikes that would wreak emotional and economic havoc on the large country. America's gigantic warships, far flung military bases, missile arsenals, international alliances and sophisticated satellite systems would prove basically useless to fight such a war, they surmised, and might even add to the chances of ultimate Islamic success since they would give a false sense of security to the "arrogant" superpower.
As the 80's progressed, and even more so the computer-crazed 90's, Muslim militants realized that the main target for attack should be lower Manhattan, since that would severely injure the massive US economy--the key element in her international power and prestige. This conviction was strengthened by the internal collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 90's, leaving a shell of an empire that did not have enough money to sustain its global alliances and enormous military machine.
As many terrorism experts have already reported, I was told that Islamic cells have been quietly preparing for an internal attack upon New York (and also another key target, Washington) for many years. This confirms what I learned from an FBI source in the mid-90's. Many regional Muslims understand that Osama Bin Laden merely acts as an agent for several Islamic states who all hate America, especially Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Sudan, along with militant groups in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and elsewhere in the sprawling Muslim world. They are convinced that he possesses several small nuclear "suitcase bombs" that were put together by the Soviet KGB. These are very low level bombs compared to what America and several other countries deploy in their vast nuclear arsenals. However, they are perfect for achieving the Islamic militant's goal of striking surreptitiously at America's economic and political center--and thus reducing the rest of the country, and indeed much of the world, to frantic emotional and economic panic and chaos.
If good portions of Manhattan and Washington DC were suddenly reduced to rubble, where would America's surviving leaders order their military forces to strike in response? Would nuclear-tipped missiles be fired at Baghdad because they suspected that Saddam had a hand in the unprecedented, shadowy terrorist attacks? Would they level other Islamic states, or even the entire Muslim world, killing millions of civilians who had no say in what their despotic leaders might have sponsored? Would they strike at China, suspecting that the Communist government in Beijing might have supported or sponsored such an attack?
I was told that Islamic nations believe that they would suffer very minimal retribution for secretly sponsoring such a devastating blow on America, precisely because of high US moral standards that would preclude massive strikes at mere suspect states. Thus, the classic Islamic method of focusing on clandestine terror cells that only answer to their immediate superiors--whose members do not even themselves know who is ultimately behind their devious actions--would basically succeed in dealing a huge blow to the United States without suffering much harm in return. (This is possibly best illustrated in miniature by the Pan Am terrorist attack that ended with the jet crashing into Scotland over 12 years ago, leaving nearly 300 people dead. The deadly assault has basically gone unanswered until this day since the ultimate sponsors have never been clearly pinpointed).
So this is where we now stand. I was told that the likelihood of more attacks upon America is very real, especially given what many Muslims perceive as the enormous success of this week's terrorist strikes. With the President's jet scrambling around the country in apparent fear, with the nation's representatives rushing out of the capital building two times in response to bomb threats, with a portion of the Pentagon itself destroyed, with many of the men and women who run the world's largest stock and bond market either dead or wounded, and, most importantly, with a sense of terrorized fear gripping many Americans, Islamic militants believe they have won a victory beyond their wildest dreams. As was the case with Israel's quick military retreat from Lebanon and inability to stop a year-long terrorist war, they feel that they are definitely on a winning, Allah-sanctioned roll.
If America is brought to its knees, the way is open for a new world order. Most militant Muslim states believe it will eventually feature them at the helm, especially if they can also subdue the increasingly powerful European Union. However, as I projected in my end time novel, I suspect that it will be the EU that emerges as the new global leader when all of the dust settles, based on the apocalyptic prophecies found in the book of Daniel. However, I do not believe there is any biblical reason to say that the United States will disappear. My homeland has indeed displayed its share of arrogance and has exported much sin over the past few decades, along with many good and positive things. It surely is in need of some corrective judgment from the throne of the Lord, but not destruction, I believe. One thing is crystal clear: There is much room for prayer as this historic week comes to a closeThe Sadness of Evil Preaching!
A Palestinian boy holds a gun during a Hamas rally Friday in the Gaza Strip supporting suicide bomb attacks against Israel, and the United States.
Gulf War-style anti-terror Coalition to include Israel
Sept 13….The difference between the international anti-terror coalition that US President George W. Bush is building and the alliance his father, former president George Bush, formed during the Gulf War is that this time, Israel will be a full partner, a senior Western diplomat told The Jerusalem Post yesterday. President Bush said the cooperation of an international coalition would allow him to "rout out and whip" the terrorists. He warned that regimes that harbor terrorists would be held accountable for their actions. The president received the backing of NATO countries when the alliance yesterday invoked its mutual defense principle for the first time in history. The UN Security Council's unprecedented condemnation of terror will also give Bush's coalition a free hand. The diplomat said that Bush would face the same organizational issues in forming the coalition that his father was up against in 1990. It took the former president two months to assemble his coalition against Iraq, which left out Israel in order to avoid offending Arab sensibilities. The source said the emerging picture is that Israel's inclusion in a coalition against terror may allow it to participate in attacks against Iraq, as well as Iran and Afghanistan, but Israel will be subject to limitations.
Netanyahu: World must join to crush terror
Sept 12….JERUSALEM - Former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu called upon all democratic nations of the world to join an international coalition to crush the terrorist organizations and the regimes that sponsor them. Netanyahu warned last night that the attacks could be a harbinger of worse tragedies that could kill millions of people once Iran or Iraq acquire nuclear weapons. "We must build a coalition against terror today, when our power is unmatched, because tomorrow it could be matched," Netanyahu said in a news conference at Jerusalem's King David Hotel. "It's times to take on militant Islamic regimes with a great deal of strength. We should crush the terrorist infrastructure that threatens the entire free world."
Sept 12….Before the dust and debris even settles in the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, the question of responsibility is on everyone's mind. Some analysts suggest the flamboyant attack involving the commandeering of multiple U.S. airliners and suicide crashes into strategic targets has the signature of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden is known to have pilots on his payroll and has been fond of airliner hijackings in the past. But Bin Laden hardly operates in a vacuum. In fact, he has close ties with many other terror groups and leaders -- including Hamas and Yasser Arafat. WorldNetDaily reported last April that Bin Laden was set to join Arafat'suprising against Israel. According to the intelligence report, the U.S. tipped off Israel that Bin Laden's al Qaeda cells and networks in Lebanon were complete and ready to launch strikes in Israel. They operate under the command of Imad Mughniyeh, terrorism and intelligence consultant to Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the report. As former head of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah's security apparatus in the 1980s, Mughniyeh was responsible for the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut and the blasting of Israeli locations in Argentina. The Bin Laden-Mughniyeh alliance for terrorizing the West is long-standing. It was forged in the early 1990s by the Egyptian-born former U.S. army sergeant Ali Mohamed, who, on Oct. 20, 2000, became the first of bin Laden's associates to plead guilty in a U.S. court to conspiring with the Saudi terrorist. Mohamed's confession is the key to convicting the five suspects (of a list of 22) who are currently on trial before the Manhattan federal court for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 223 people including 12 Americans. The U.S. indictment against him cites Mohamed as revealing that Bin Laden and Mughniyeh carried out joint operations in the past with direct support from Iran. Furthermore, Arafat's organization has experience and history in hijackings. In September 1970, the Fedayeen hijacked four aircraft in one day. Even today in the Palestine Authority's official newspapers, suicide bombers were once again glorified. In Al Hayat Al Jadida, the man responsible for a suicide bombing two days ago was characterized as a "hero."Who is the DFLP? ... Backgrounder on Group that Claims Responsibility
Sept 12….The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks on the World Trade Center. This report, from a television station in Abu Dhabi, is unconfirmed. The DFLP was formed in 1969 with an estimated membership of 500. It was originally based in Syria, but the location of its current headquarters is unknown. The DFLP receives financial and military aid from Syria and Libya. It operates in Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the occupied territories. Its leader is Naif Hawatmeh, according to Israeli-based Interdisciplinary Center.Bullseye," Say Egyptians As They Celebrate Anti-US Attacks
Sept 12….Egyptian students, taxi drivers and shopkeepers crowded round television sets stacked up in electrical store windows in downtown Cairo Tuesday evening, celebrating a string of elaborate attacks on New York and Washington. "Bullseye," commented two taxi drivers as they watched footage of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York shrouded in plumes of smoke after two presumably hijacked planes slammed into them earlier in the day. Another Egyptian man, Gawish Abdel Karim, told AFP he was pleased with the wave of violence in which another plane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, the heart of the US defence establishment. "Nice work," said Abdel Karim, who drives a car for an Asian embassy. "The Americans have forgotten that God exists. They have us by the throat and now they find themselves in a science fiction film scenario, but this time Rambo's not there to save the White House." Anti-US sentiment has mushroomed on the streets of Egypt and other Arab countries over its widely-perceived support for Israel over the Palestinians in the past 11 months of violence in the Middle East.More Attacks , Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Possible
Sept 12….National security expert, Col. Stanislav Lunev, the highest-ranking military officer ever to defect from Russia, Col. Lunev has served as a consultant to the CIA, the FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency. His analysis:
Sept 12….Palestinian Authority officials have warned news photographers, if you broadcast photos of celebrating Palestinians, you will be expelled.At least two news organizations, a large news agency and a foreign TV network, had footage of the celebrations in Nablus and Ramallah that included Palestinian policemen shooting in the air in joy within a crowd of hundreds.Senior officials in the Palestinian Authority contacted the heads of the news organizations, threatening the lives of the cameramen and stringers in the field and that if they broadcast the reports that they would not be allowed to cover events within the Authority in the future.DEMONIC RADICAL ISLAM
Sept 12….In February 1993, Secretary Of State Warren Christopher flew to Damascus with a plan to shut the PLO out of the peace talks. Arafat, apprised of the plan, flew from Amman to Khartoum where he sat in on two meetings with Hassan Atourbi, leader of the Sudanese Islamic Fundamentalist Movement. There, the plan to bomb the World Trade Center was hatched with Arafat's approval. This was the PLO's warning to the Clinton administration that it would not be neutralized, a message that almost scuttled Peres' secret talks." The Arafat connection to the first World Trade Center bombing was never raised again. Arafat had to be protected at all costs to save the "peace" process. Yesterday's bombing of the World Trade Center and Pentagon required years of training by hundreds of experts. No one organization could possibly have carried out the attacks: they required state sponsorship. If the American government blames one organization for the atrocities, they are lying and covering up the truth. If the American government blames Islamic "fundamentalists," they are lying and covering up the truth again. Arafat is not a "fundamentalist," yet he is behind most of the violence against Israel. Presidents Assad of Syria and Hussein of Iraq Presidents Assad of Syria are not the actual "fundamentalists," yet they shelter and finance the most violent of Islamic organizations. An honest American investigation will uncover tracks in Gaza, Khartoum, Damascus and Baghdad, all leading to allies, sponsors and financiers in Europe, especially southern Europe. This same investigation will discover that all of Islam is demonic, not just the fundamentalists. It will expose the true war-making intent of the Oslo "peace" process and it may well find Arafat's fingerprints all over the rubble of the World Trade Center...WORLD TRADE CENTER--APPARENT TERRORIST ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY
Sept 11….There has apparently been a terrorist attack upon the World Trade Center in New York City. Two airplanes apparently intentionally have slammed into the symbols of the world’s economic power. Also the Pentagon has been attacked.
Day of Terror in America
Sept 11…. Both World Trade Center towers collapse after plane crashes All airports in America shut down Stock markets closed Plane crashes into Pentagon Bush calls trade center crashes terrorist act White House, Capitol, State Department, United Nations evacuated FAA grounds all domestic flights, sends trans-Atlantic flights to Canada Part of Pentagon has now collapsed 2nd terrorist hijacked plane is being reported as heading toward our Pentagon right now. President Bush is scurrying to hold an emergency cabinet meeting at this moment! Reports indicate that various terrorists groups are claiming responsibility for this attack!Palestinian groups says responsible for WTC attack
Sept 11…. Palestinian group says responsible for WTC attack. The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine has claimed responsibility for the attacks on the World Trade Center, according to the BBC and Abu Dhabi television. However, DFLP sources have denied any involvement. Still, it is unclear who is really responsible for today's apparent terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Palestinians have a lot to lose if America would react very harshly against the Palestinians, should it be revealed that a radical PLO group was involved. Two jets, one of them apparently an American Airlines 767 hijacked from Boston, Crashed into the Twin Towers shortly before 9 am. EST. Carmon added that it is possible That terrorist mastermind Osama Bin-Laden is also involved. Carmon said that the alleged terrorist attack amounts to a "declaration of war" on the US, and that the US will have to "react in an extremely harsh manner."Note: The DFLP is a closely aligned terror cell with Hezbullah and the Hamas-PLO Infrastructure, with which Yasser Arafat is affiliated! Arafat has reportedly expressed his sorrow over the attack, but it is important to remember that: "Yasser Aarafat is a liar, and the world’s biggest terrorist"!
Day of WARNING and Prayer!
Sept 11…. The United States is under an unprecedented attack! It recalls the days of Pearl Harbor…..I would urge all Christians to be praying and looking up to Heaven. The sights of New York City in smoke conjurs up visions of an impending Armageddon. But we all need to remember to pray today, and begin the long overdue repentance as a Nation! God may be sending us a warning of the drastic days of Tribulation that loom ominously on the horizon. This world has a problem with Israel, and that issue is burning in all corners of this globe! There is a world leader somewhere who will emerge someday to resolve these kind of events ( Antichrist ), but he will be seeking to usurp the throne of the rightful heir of Judah! ( Jesus Christ )Palestinians in West Bank Celebrate attack on America
Sept 11…. Reports are pouring into my office now of thousands of Mulim-Palestinians parading in streets throughout the West Bank of Israel, celebrating the attack on America! Yasser Arafat has dreamed of this day!Note: Perhaps the world will advise us to not retaliate, or provoke the terrorist further, as they routinely tell Israel!
September 11, 2001
BREAKING NEWS: World Watches U.S. Attacks
Astonishing terrorist strikes in the United States quickly reached a global audience Tuesday, with many around the world watching live coverage as both World Trade Center towers collapsed. Audiences were transfixed by the awful images from New York and Washington. Key indexes sank on world stock markets and some European airlines canceled flights to the United States and recalled planes already in the air. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the American people over the terrorist attacks, calling them "terrible tragedies," the Kremlin press service said. "This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today," said Prime Minister Tony Blair, who canceled a speech at a trade union conference. "It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life, and we the democracies of this world are going to have to come together and fight it together." President Jacques Chirac of France, in a nationally televised statement, called the attacks in the United States "monstrous" and expressed his solidarity with the American people. "France has just learned of these monstrous attacks, there is no other word for it, that have hit America," Chirac said from Rennes, in the western region of Brittany. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and his top aides followed the events at his seaside office in Gaza City, gathered around a TV set. "I send my condolences to the president, the government and the people for this terrible incident," said Arafat said. "We are completely shocked. It's unbelievable." In Berlin, Foreign Ministry officials huddled in a crisis meeting. Virtually all German TV channels switched to live coverage. "This is pure mass murder," one commentator said. "My government condemns these terrorist attacks to the utmost," said German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. "Italy is at the side of the United States," Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi told Bush in a telegram. "The international community must respond together to this abhorrent act." Czech president Vaclav Havel said in a statement that he was shocked by the attacks and was closely watching news from the United States. Airlines including British Airways, Scandinavia's SAS and Belgium's Sabena canceled flights across the Atlantic and recalled planes that were already in the air. In Puerto Rico, people scrambled for news of relatives and friends in New York, where an estimated 2 million Puerto Ricans live. Group n, making the sign of the cross as he watched the second tower explode on TV. In Thailand, Suranand Vejjajiva, a spokesman for the office of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said they were watching the news in disbelief. A spokesman for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said: "The president has been monitoring the events since an hour ago and she condemns what is obviously the worst terrorist attack on a leader of civilized society." Broadcasters around the world broke into programming to show images of the disaster. "It's incredible. I thought I was watching a Hollywood movie," said Hong Kong school teacher Doris Tang. London's Evening Standard, already out of date when it hit the streets, carried a front-page photo of the burning World Trade Center and the headline "Planes Hit Skyscraper.Palestinians in West Bank celebrate attacks on U.S.
Sept 11…. Palestinians across the West Bank on Tuesday celebrated the series of aircraft attacks on New York and Washington. There were scenes of celebration in the West Bank cities of Nablus, Tul Karm, Bethlehem and the Balata refugee camp. While Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat condemned the attacks which levelled the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and struck the Pentagon in Washington, hundreds of Palestinians distributed sweets in Nablus. "I feel I am in a dream. I never believed that one day the United States would come to pay a price for its support to Israel," said Mustafa, a 24-year-old Palestinian gunman.
Palestinians Celebrate Attack on US
Sept 11…. Palestinians across the West Bank on Tuesday celebrated the series of aircraft attacks on New York and Washington. There were scenes of celebration in the West Bank cities of Nablus, Tul Karm, Bethlehem and the Balata refugee camp.
EUROPEAN UNION DECLARES THIS TERRORISM AS "ACT OF WAR"!
WIRES REPORTING: RADICAL ISLAM JIHAD MOVEMENT - Attacks are because of US foreign policy in the Middle East...and its support of Israel!America is at its fateful Crossroads
President George W. Bush is facing a very crucial and defining moment for himself and for our nation over the covenant land of Israel. The question is: who will he please? Will it be the United States and the nations of the world or will it be Almighty God? The President inherited the current situation in Israel from his father and Bill Clinton (including the Clinton-initiated Mitchell Plan). Many Jews and Christians believe that President Bush is standing by Israel, and he certainly has done that in comparison to his Predecessor. George W. Bush had this to say in a debate with Vice President Al Gore: ‘I want everybody to know, should I be the president, Israel's going to be our friend. I'm going to stand by Israel.’ "Whereas Clinton made Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat the most frequent foreign visitor to the White House, Bush has slammed the door on Arafat. Instead, he has wisely opted for disengagement, sending a message to Arafat that Uncle Sam has no intention of rewarding him for his terrorist campaign. This message effectively removed the deadly arrow of international intervention from the Palestinian Liberation Organization leader's diplomatic quiver. In recent weeks, the nations and organizations of the world have publicly declared their position and feelings toward Israel it started in Genoa, Italy, on July 19-21 when leaders of the G-8 summit spoke in favor of peace monitors in Israel. The U.S. delegates stated they would only be in favor of peace monitors if both parties agreed to them. Then, this past weekend, the world voiced its hatred for Israel at the World Conference on Racism, equating Zionism with racism. America walked out of that conference in support of Israel.Targeting Israel
• The U.N. Racism Conference opened on August 31, in Durban, South Africa. There was some early talk of targeting Israel by passing a resolution equating Zionism to racism. The U.S. stated that, if that were the case, there would be no delegation sent. President Bush said in a press conference he would not allow anyone to "pick on Israel.
Then, today, September 11, a date which will live in Infamy, America was dastardly attacked by the Muslim Empire. What will America do? What will President Bush do?
Sept 11….We know that most Islamic extremist groups regard the U.S. and Israel as synonymous enemies. Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Hezbollah, as well as the PFLP and other secular groups are cheering the most devastating attack the United States has ever sustained -- in wartime or peacetime -- since Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Now, September 11, 2001, is another day that will live in infamy. Once these culprits are identified, retaliation is inevitable. Massive retaliation. The possible targets stretch all the way from terrorist training facilities in Afghanistan to Hezbollah bases in Southern Lebanon to Hamas hideouts in Gaza and the West Bank. Israel may get a wink and a nod from the United States to drive the Palestinian Authority into exile -- as was done by Gen. Ariel Sharon in 1982. Osama bin Laden is on everybody's lips as the obvious culprit. But this monstrous terrorist does not have the diabolical sophistication and U.S.-based organization to synchronize the hijacking of civilian aircraft, seize the flight decks and crash them almost simultaneously in to the towers of Manhattan's World Trade Center, collapsing both of them; and into the Pentagon. Bin Laden's Organization is under close electronic and physical surveillance by all major Western intelligence services. Not a hint of a whisper was intercepted. These massive terrorist attacks are the answer to America's overwhelming conventional strength and its unconditional support of Israel. They are part of a phenomenon known as asymmetric warfare -- like the suicide bombing which disabled a $1 billion U.S. warship in the port of Aden in Yemen last October. A more plausible suspect than bin Laden is a state player, such as Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Intelligence services. Iraq's Defense system has been under constant U.S. and British attack over the past decade. Iran's hardliner revolutionary guards are determined to sabotage their own government's overtures to western countries. They have also supplied Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon with hundreds of Katuysha rockets with a range of 42 miles. Massive U.S. and Israeli retaliation against terrorist suspects could conceivably trigger a much wider conflict as Hezbollah unleashes those rockets against Israel heartland. Iraqi scud missiles with chemical/or biological warheads could also be part of the mix. A regional war in the Middle East appears to be closer than ever tonight as the United States and Israel need to look at their respective lists of terrorist targets.
Five killed, 80 hurt in three Attacks
Sept 10….Two suicide bombers and a drive-by shooter yesterday left five Israelis dead and more than 80 wounded. In the worst incident, Mohammed Shaker Habeishi, an Israeli Arab, blew himself up at the Nahariya railway station, just as the Tel Aviv-Nahariya train pulled up to the platform. Three people - Jerusalem architect, Dr. Yigal Goldstein, 47; his relative by marriage, Morel Drapler, a Mevasseret Zion photographer; and Danny Yifrah, 19, a soldier from Pisgat Ze'ev near Jerusalem - were killed in the blast.
Sept 10…Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat is planning to escalate terrorist attacks, in order to provoke Israel into acting in a harsh retaliatory manner that would bring the issue before the UN Security Council. (is this controlling the violence?) Israel is now facing an octopus-like mechanism with Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Tanzim and Hezbollah serving as its different terrorist arms. Their modus operandi and their locations are different but there is collaboration. Arafat is giving the go-ahead to the terrorists, and there is no doubt that the overall responsibility for terrorism lies with the PA leaders. Arafat has pulled them together around the lowest possible denominator and can no longer change direction. The Arabs' failure at the Durban Racism conference and Arafat's persistent inability to "internationalize" the conflict by bringing foreign troops here as observers leaves Arafat with only one international forum: the UN, which has historically ruled against Israel.Rumsfeld backs Israel's Retaliation Methods
Sept.10….US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld voiced support yesterday for Israel's retaliatory attacks against Palestinians terror, saying: "I think that any time people are doing suicide bombings and blowing up your people at bus stops and in restaurants, you certainly cannot sit there and tolerate that."
Interreligious Dialogue Crucial Today, John Paul II Says
Sept 7….John Paul II encouraged religious leaders toward dialogue, saying, "In a visible way you show people how to overcome one of the most delicate frontiers of our time." The Pope made his point in a message sent to a gathering of religious leaders at the 15th International World Meeting of Prayer. "Dialogue among the different religions not only averts the deadly ghost of religious wars, which bathed in blood so many periods of man-kind´s history, but above all it establishes firmer peace conditions," the Pontiff stated. The Pope made a clear proposal: "As believers, we all have a weighty, but also passionate and urgent duty: The name of the one God must become a name of peace and an imperative of peace." "I have a great vision before my eyes of all the people of the world walking from different places around the earth to gather in front of the one God as a single family," John Paul II revealed.Note: The False Prophet of Revelation 17 will point the pathway to universal religiosity, culminating in the worship of a presumed "Man of Peace"! It is always a noble thing to work for the cause of Peace in the world, but in these "Last Days", Christians need to be aware of the deceptive spirit of a universal-world religion, and the thrust for peace through a False Christ!
Israel's Hit List
Sept. 6…..At least 30 hard-line Palestinian terrorist organizers have been killed so far by Israel's security service. The Shin Bet has had an enormously successful operation, tracking, and killing known Palestinian military leaders from groups such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Since the beginning of the latest Palestinian Intifada (uprising), Israel has targeted, and assassinated about 30 leaders of these terrorist organizations. Could Arafat himself be on such a list? What would happen if Arafat mysteriously expired? Arafat is reportedly very worried about being a target of any number of hit-lists, and has prepared a number of escape routes in the event that his bloody-terrorist trail is uncovered.
Note: "A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him" Proverbs 28.17.China Targets US with new Missiles
China will soon deploy its first road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles, a new long-range strategic weapon whose predicted range includes the western United States, The Washington Times has learned. U.S. intelligence agencies detected the Chinese military's formation of the first missile units equipped with Dong Feng-31 missiles in July, and the Pentagon believes the first missiles will be fielded by the end of the year. Dong Feng means "East Wind" in Chinese.Note: The Kings of the East are gearing up for the Final Showdown. China is very irritated with US foreign policy regarding Taiwan, and together with North Korea is seeking to counter US-EU domination of the Middle East, by supplying Iran and Iraq with sophisticated missile technology. Consequently, the US has re-directed its nuclear arsenal from a Russian target, to confront a potential Chinese threat. ( Coupled with this new military scenario is the fact that Russia and China are coordinating geopolitical options to counter the present dominance of the US-EU in the Middle East region.
Prime Minister Sharon in Russia calls for new Aliyah
Sept 6….Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called upon Russian Jewry to immigrate en-masse to Israel. Appearing before representatives of the Jewish community in Moscow last night, Sharon said that Israel needs another million Jews in the coming years in order to guarantee its Jewish majority. He spoke of the success Israel has had over the past decade in absorbing the previous wave of a million Russian Jews, and expressed his confidence that it can be done again. The Prime Minister also stated that the main obstacle on the way to peace is Arafat," Sharon said,. "He [Arafat] has created a coalition of terror...His signature is nothing more than a signature on a piece of ice." Sharon suggested peace talks could resume if Arafat were replaced by a more moderate leader.Note: The Jews of the North have an open door. Approximately 1,000,000 Russian Jews have immigrated to Israel in the last decade. ( Isaiah 43:6 )
Rome's Colosseum May Have Been Built From Temple Treasure
Sept. 5….Construction of Rome's Coliseum may have been paid for partly with booty that Roman soldiers took from the Temple in Jerusalem nearly 2,000 years ago. Roman legions destroyed the magnificent Temple, successor to a structure built by King Solomon in the 10th century BCE, in quelling a four-year Jewish revolt in CE 70. Based partly on what is said to be a fragmentary inscription from the Coliseum floor, classics professor Louis Feldman from New York's Yeshiva University writes that booty from the destruction partially financed the arena that became one of the great showplaces of all time. On the Arch of Titus near the Coliseum, visitors can still see an ancient carving of the Temple loot being carried by Roman soldiers.Saudi Prince Warns Israel
Sept 5…Jordan's King Abdullah (L) greeted Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal at the Royal Palace in Amman. Speaks to reporters at the Amman airport, Saud al-Faisal warned on Wednesday that the situation in the Middle East was ominous because of Israel's violence against the Palestinians. He warned that the escalation of violence by Israel could lead to regional warfare. He also reiterated the theme that is prevailing throughout the Arab world this week, " Israel is exercising racist agendas against the Palestinians".
Suicide Bomber Strikes in Downtown Jerusalem
Sept. 4….Another suicide bomber blew himself up in downtown Jerusalem around 7.45 A.M. Tuesday morning, injuring 12 people. One person was in serious condition, two sustained moderate injuries, five light-to-moderate wounds, and the rest were lightly injured. The explosion took place near the Bikur Holim Hospital on Hanevi'im Street, which is near the Sbarro restaurant in the capital where a suicide bomber blew himself up several weeks ago, killing 15 people. Jerusalem police chief Mikki Levy said that the blast was "extremely powerful." He also said that the bomber blew himself up as he was being checked by two Border Police members who had stopped him after being alerted by pedestrians. A doctor at Bikur Holim hospital said the injured were suffering from burns, and injuries inflicted by the nails, screws and shards of metal contained in the bomb.United Nations World Conference on Racism
Sept 4….A statement adopted yesterday by some 3,000 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) declared that Israel is a "racist apartheid state" and guilty of "war crimes, acts of genocide, and ethnic cleansing. The draft statement expected to be adopted by a vote of governments this week also brands Zionism as being solely "based on racial superiority." The other ironic result of the conference, whose full name is World Conference on Racism, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, was to demonstrate just how alive and potent anti-Semitism is, in that it can be spread with impunity by formal international bodies. Not satisfied with their attempt to rob Israel of any shred of legitimacy, the NGOs even deleted clauses that opposed anti-Semitism. As Alan Baker, the Foreign Ministry's legal adviser put it, "The conference was turned into a circus for Israel-bashing. The head of the UN, Kofi Annan, announced that the Holocaust of the Jews in World War II should not be used to justify the "Israeli oppression of the Palestinians". The same people who have always denied there ever was a Holocaust in World War II were there demanding that Israel be liquidated and its population exterminated, this in the name of combating racism. The more fundamental question is whether it is the case that Anti-Zionism is simply a form of racism. The answer was demonstrated for all at Durban. Yes it is. The United States and Israel walked out of the world conference on racism in Durban, denouncing the "hateful language" of its draft declaration. The anti-Israel language that the United States found intolerable is daily fare for Israelis. It is a true reflection of the hate propaganda disseminated day and night – not only by Palestinian media, but by many Arab spokesmen and even by Israeli Arab leaders, including members of the Israeli parliament. "The Jews were branded as racists, ethnic cleansers, genocides, while the Arabs are depicted as innocent victims of Jewish fascists and murderers. Older Israelis are painfully reminded of the pre-state Arab pogroms against the Jewish communities of Palestine, and the infamous Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, who went to Berlin in 1938 to discuss with Hitler ways of annihilating the Jews of Palestine. Palestinians and Israeli Arabs are using the same language as their forbears, fighting as they did in the days before there was a State of Israel.
Sept. 4…. Saudi King Fahd and Crown Prince Abdullah delivered a statement to Yasser Arafat from US President George W. Bush. Arafat, whom the Crown Prince summoned urgently from Durban, South Africa was discountenanced by being handed not an American invitation to the White House, but an angry American warning. He was also taken aback by the number of high-ranking Saudi princes waiting for him with grave faces: the Crown Prince, foreign minister Saud el-Faisal, General Intelligence chief Nawaf Bin Abdulaziz, ambassador to Washington Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, who is the son of the defense minister, and Abdullah’s two most senior advisers, Emir Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah and Emir Dr. Bandar Ben Salman. Sources report that the Saudis confronted Arafat with a pile of intelligence data handed to them by the Americans verifying that Arafat’s intelligence and terrorist organs had set up a series of hits against US targets and interests in the Persian Gulf and throughout the Middle East, and were only waiting for Arafat’s final signal to go ahead.Israel's northern border targeted as second front
Sept. 4…. Hezbullah is set to open a "second front" on Israel's northern border with Lebanon, according to Israeli intelligence reports. The Syrian-backed guerrillas believe that months of sustained terrorist attacks have weakened Jerusalem's will to mount an effective defense. There is concern that the Shi'ite Muslim group may mount cross-border rocket attacks and attempt to kidnap Israeli soldiers and civilians. The warnings also prompted Israeli government officials to undertake an intensive round of diplomatic lobbying, backed by threats of military action against Syrian targets in Lebanon. Ariel Sharon has undertaken a visit to Moscow to discuss this scenario with Russian leader Putin.
The intelligence reports said that Syria and Iraq have stepped up financial backing of the Palestinian intifada. In the last three months 10 per cent of the revenue from oil pumped through Iraq to the Syrian port of Baniyas has been donated to Hamas, which just two weeks ago opened an office in Baghdad. Although the fighting in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has been Israel's main preoccupation, army officers believe that the northern border remains the most likely flash-point for a wider Israel-Arab conflict.