WEEK OF JANUARY 28 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2
Jordan's King Backs Bush on Iran, Iraq
Feb. 1….King Abdullah II of Jordan praised President Bush's campaign for countering terrorism Friday and said other countries, had “better make up their minds pretty quickly'' to join it. President Bush also admonished Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for the attempt by the Palestinians to smuggle in 80 tons of weapons from Iran. Calling on Bush at the White House, Abdullah supported the President's designation of three countries, Iran, Iraq and North Korea, as an “Axis of Evil.''
U.S. makes Final Break with Arafat!
Feb. 1….The Bush administration has decided on a final break with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat! Washington relayed that message last week to the Arab governments in the Middle East with whom Washington deals, makings it clear that the U.S. no longer deems Arafat the Palestinian people's representative leader. When the U.S. government began a quiet investigation of the Palestinian leader's other links with terrorist bodies, it turned up a tangled clandestine web. The revelations showed that Arafat used his relations with the previous U.S. administration and intelligence throughout the Oslo Peace Process to cover up his long-active ties with terror groups operating in the Persian Gulf, and the Middle East. However Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday that he was still working with Arafat and would not give up hope that Arafat would act to halt the violence.
Note: What took so long? America had to experience a dose of Arafat-styled terrorism to realize what Israel endures on a daily basis!
Putin Warns Bush About Iraq, Iran!
Feb. 1….Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed displeasure at President Bush's warning to rogue nations building weapons of mass destruction. Putin "issued a thinly veiled warning to Washington against using strong-arm tactics. Putin was referred to Bush's condemnation of the “Axis of Evil”, Iraq, North Korea and Iran, and his warning about them developing weapons programs for mass destruction. All three of these countries have extremely close ties to Russia, and Russia is known to be assisting them in their weapons programs! Putin said that American influence needs to be replaced by "an international or global system”, capable of ensuring equal security for all nations."
Note: Global Security Alliance? Again, it sounds a lot like a resume for the 10 Kings that will establish the platform for the emergence of the Antichrist! ( Revelation 17:12-13 ) We are hearing a lot of rhetoric in various parts of the world on this subject. ( I Thess. 5:3 )
French PM Jospin Calls For Mastered Globalisation
Feb. 1….French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin has called for setting up an Economic and Social Security Council within the United Nations, in order to introduce Global rules based on the search for a better world community. Mr. Jospin believes that the present G7 has no legitimacy for being the arbiter of global rules, and the United Nations needs to establish a forum that masters and regulate a Mastered Globalization. The debate on globalization is set to be kicked off in the EU with the presentation of the report on globalization by the European Commission, on 13 February. The ministers of finance of the EU countries last fall commissioned the European Commission to prepare a study on globalization. The European Union foreign ministers are to meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss a series of world trouble spots, foremost among the issues will be the situation in Israel. The ministers are expected to discuss the setting up of an EU Global force to take over the work of the U.N. International Police.
Rumsfeld: Prepare for Surprise Attacks
Feb. 1….U.S Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today the United States must prepare now for potential surprise attacks, attacks that could be "vastly more deadly" than the Sept. 11 terrorist hijacking assault on America. He warned of new adversaries who may strike in unexpected ways with weapons of increasing range and power. He appeared to be referring to ballistic missiles, or other weapons of mass destruction.
Jerusalem Woman Suicide Bomber Identified
Jan. 30….The first woman suicide bomber used by Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction was identified Wednesday, January 30, as a Palestinian named Wafa Idris, 28, a divorcee, who lived in the Al Amri refugee camp near Ramallah, in the West Bank. Yasser Arafat's Fatah, the Al Aqsa Brigades, sent her to blow herself up on a busy thoroughfare in central Jerusalem last Sunday.
How sad! All these misguided poor young people are winding up in a Devil's Hell, and the Devil uses Arafat to ensure that they keep coming. Yes, Suicide bombers go to Hell, not Paradise! Pray for Palestine!
Undoubtedly, Arafat's henchmen conned this young lady into Hell!
Arafat now Threating the United States!
Jan. 30….Yasser Arafat has now openly threatened the United States. His response to president Bush and US Secretary of State Colin Powell's warning to reign in terror or face an array of American sanctions was, "If the United States cuts ties with the Palestinian Authority it will cause an earthquake in the region that no one will be able to stop." This threat reveals something far beyond merely the threat of the PA. It reveals Arafat's confidence in other Muslim nations coming to his aid. This was in effect a warning of all out war against the United States as well as Israel. The threat may not be an empty one either with Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran joining forces and issuing warnings to the US to reign in Israel. War in some fashion would appear to be imminent, especially considering President Bush's stance regarding Arafat, Iran, Iraq, and North Korea.
The Bush Cabinet is seriously contemplating the next phase in the War on Terror. Without any question, the masked perpetrators of the September 11th attacks on America have already plotted further diabolical schemes of evil for those who support Israel. America's War on Terror, if legitimately and seriously pursued could lead America into a quagmire culminating in the events of Armageddon.
Difference Between Islam and Christianity
Comment by Darrell G. Young
I am often asked what the difference is between Islam and Christianity. Many people tell me that Allah and Jehovah are identical. But in my observance of these two God's, I have surmised these great distinction:
Islam is a religion in which Allah ( Islamic God ) requires you to send your son to die
( martyrdom against infidels ) for him. Christianity is a faith in which God ( Jehovah ) sends His SON to die for YOU. ( a sinner )
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ( JEHOVAH )
Surah 47:5 “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them!” Make them prisoners and beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush!” Allah will never render vain the works of those who are slain in His cause. ( ALLAH )
PA Representative Assails U.S.
Jan. 30….A PA official unleashed an inflamed hate-filled attack on the United States,
calling it "the enemy. "America is the enemy of all the peoples!" The speech broadcast from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem was relayed on the Voice of Palestine radio for four hours. Oddly enough the Voice of Palestine Radio receives funding from the U.S. The PA representative called for the annihilation of the United States.
Note: The U.S. has done more for the Palestinian people than their own leaders ever have. What other nation would oversee the transfer of even one percent of land by Israel to a sworn hate-mongering enemy? The PA should be thankful to the U.S. that they were even offered the 95% land-package for peace at Camp David.
JIHAD, JIHAD, JIHAD!
Jan. 30….Yasser Arafat delivered this speech on Palestine-Gaza television recently.
Its is our destiny, brothers. We will be ready to defend this land until the Day of Judgment. Our martyrs equals 70 Israeli's. This is our destiny, brothers, to claim this land. Our heroic martyrs, we must brothers, with our souls and blood we must redeem! O Palestine, this is the decision of the people of exceeding strength. This is a sacred bond. We are up to this duty. Allah is great! Glory to Allah and his prophet! Jihad, jihad, jihad, jihad, jihad!
We are not defending Palestine as Palestinians. Rather, we are
defending it on behalf of the Arab nation, the Islamic nation, and the
Christians of the world, based on Muslim Caliph Umar's Covenant.
Allah willing, we will raise the flag of Palestine over the
walls of Jerusalem, the churches of Jerusalem, and minarets of
Jerusalem. Allah does not break His promises. Brothers, we will march together
side by side until we reach Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem."
Jihad, Jihad, Jihad, Holy Jihad all the way to Jerusalem!
Note: Did you notice Arafat's praise of the suicide bombers in this speech? Yasser Arafat also compared himself to George Washington in this speech, saying that he was acting as Washington to oppose the occupation of his land. When did George Washington ever send kids, or suicide attackers to kill women and children? Washington fought for freedom, whereas Arafat fights for tyranny and enslavement, and a lust for the extermination of Jews.
EU backs Arafat in Challenge to Bush
Jan. 30….Europe and the US are at odds over the Middle East. The EU has issued a statement in defense of Yasser Arafat, and said it may demand compensation from Israel for EU-funded property that it has destroyed in Palestine. In stark contrast to recent US criticism of Mr Arafat, the EU reported that "Israel needs the Palestinian Authority and its elected president, Yasser Arafat, as a partner to negotiate with.”
Note: The EU ( The probable domicile of the coming Antichrist ) traditionally acts to supersede Israel's rights, and legitimacy. Why does Israel need a partner like Arafat anyway? It seems to me that the Palestinians need somebody else to forge a partnership with Israel!
America puts Iraq, Iran and North Korea on Notice
Jan. 30….President Bush raised the stakes in America's war on terrorism in his State of the Union speech, warning Iraq, Iran and North Korea to abandon their quest for weapons of mass destruction or risk military conflict with the United States. Using unusually strong language, he charged that "states like these and their terrorist allies constitute an Axis of Evil," choosing a word once used to describe the alliance of Germany, Italy and Japan during World War II.
Mr Bush's specific reference to Iraq, Iran and North Korea is likely to unsettle European capitals including London, where Tony Blair and other EU leaders have cautioned the President that he would lose support abroad if he over-reached America's war on terror aims. An Iraqi official said the US and the "Zionists" are the only bodies in the world who employ terror against nations and governments. An Islamic Jihad spokesman in Damascus said Bush's statements were hypocritical and the US has no right to blame others for terrorism. A Hezbollah spokesman said, “We commit heroic and holy acts against Israel”! Iran, Iraq and North Korea rejected an accusation by President Bush that they form an ''Axis of Evil'' developing weapons of mass destruction to threaten America and the world. Iran said Bush's remarks smacked of a desire for hegemony, Iraq suggested they presaged a U.S. attack on Baghdad and North Korea saw them as evidence of a policy of aggression.
Note: The United States was Iran's chief ally until the 1979 Islamic revolution toppled the shah. The two countries broke ties in 1980 after Islamic revolutionaries seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran. This event marked a prophetic landmark in Bible prophecy that today reveals that Iran ( Persia ) is strategically aligned just as prophesied by Old Testament prophet Ezekiel!
Annan warns US over Isolating Arafat
Jan. 30….UN Secretary General Kofi Anan warned the United States that it must not isolate the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, if it expects him to prevent Palestinian militant groups from attacking Israel. Kofi Annan, said Mr Arafat was in an extremely difficult situation, and needed cooperation from the U.S., not threats of isolation.
ACLU Wants "Jesus Is Lord' Signs Taken Down
Jan. 30….The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday demanding the removal of signs outside a southeastern Louisiana town that proclaim: "Jesus is Lord”.
"Can you imagine the hostility that Jews, Muslims, members of other minority faiths and non-believers must feel when living in or passing through that community?" asked Linton Carney,
of the ACLU.
Note: You just can't express Christian attitudes in a country founded on Christianity! ( Its is too simple-minded and intolerant ) ( These type of Christ-haters are pictured in Revelation 11:10 throwing a party celebrating the removal of Godly influences )
Psalms 83 Commentary
It is beginning to appear that America's current political leadership is finally waking up to acknowledge publicly what has been evident since the mid-1990's. That reality is that dealing with Yasser Arafat will never bring lasting peace to the Middle East. Although it took a while, the Bush administration is reported to be seriously considering a break in formal ties with Arafat's Palestinian Authority. The Bush White House has apparently come to grips with what the Israeli people realized and then demonstrated with the election of Ariel Sharon many months ago. It has been glaringly obvious to all but the most dovish Israelis that Arafat is not even remotely interested in seriously confronting radical terror groups like Hamas. These groups operate with absolute freedom in areas under has controlled. The average Israeli has long tired of the ongoing argument about whether or not Arafat really can curb the militants or not, and those who say he has secretly encouraged Palestinian jihad warriors to act as his surrogates. Either way, Israeli civilians have been subjected to heinous murders by terror attackers every year since the Oslo pact was signed in 1993.
Another episode of war is likely to be the next order of business in the Middle East if the U.S. follows through and disassociates from Yasser Arafat. Arafat will have nothing to lose if the US deems him to be a losing proposition, and an impediment to peace. The EU is already dreading that scenario. Arafat will not go away without a fight! We are likely to finally see the full extent of his people's preparations for a violent confrontation with Israel. We could also witness an explosive display of the long-range missiles that the mullahs in Iran have been preparing to send Israel's way. An equally chilling possibility is that America's fading ally Saudi Arabia might join the anti-Zionist campaign. We could be on the verge of the fulfillment of an ancient biblical prophecy that links Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Palestinians and forces in southern Lebanon in an attempt to annihilate Israel from the face of God's earth. The conspiracy is detailed in Psalms 83, although the listing is identified by the biblical names of the tribes or nations that inhabited the areas where these modern states of today are located.
“Pope of Reconciliation" Hailed
Jan. 30….At a summit meeting of the leaders of Catholicism and Judaism, a Jewish speaker described John Paul II as "the Pope of Reconciliation" between members of the two faiths.
In his opening address, delivered at the Paris Town Hall, Henri Hajdenberg, former president of the European Jewish Council, said that John Paul II "has understood the dimension of the two most important events of the 20th century for the Jewish people: the Holocaust and the rebirth of the state of Israel." “This Pope has undertaken the steps necessary for reconciliation and harmony between Rome and Israel,” he said.
U.S. fears Al Qaida among Pilgrims to Mecca
Jan. 29….The United States is on the lookout for Al Qaida fugitives trying to flee Afghanistan and Pakistan for Saudi Arabia. U.S. officials are concerned that agents of Saudi fugitive Osama Bin Laden are boarding ships and planes from Pakistan in the guise of Islamic pilgrims who plan to attend the Haj in Mecca. The kingdom expects a record three million pilgrims for the Haj, which will commence on Feb. 22.
Note: ( For more about the Haj, see Islam and Allah vs. Israel sub-article )
Palestinians-EU Slam U.S. Over Arafat Criticism
Jan. 28…. Saeb Erekat, a Palestinian cabinet minister and chief negotiator called the Bush Administration's recent criticism of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat unacceptable and likely to increase support for extremists. U.S. Vice President Cheney questioned Arafat's commitment to peace and accused the Palestinian leader of working with Iran and the Hizbollah, which he called "one of the world's foremost terrorist organizations.”
The statements we have been hearing from the Bush administration are absolutely unacceptable Erekat said. At a meeting of 15 EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday to discuss the escalating violence in the Middle East, Sweden openly criticized the U.S. stance toward Arafat and said it risked exacerbating regional tensions. I think it is very dangerous for the United States to be so supportive of the Israeli government and of the actions that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has tried to use in the latest weeks, instead of supporting the peace process," Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh said.
Note: The truth is sometimes hard to accept. Arafat is a terrorist, and has never desired peace with Israel. Yes, the rejection of Arafat will undoubtedly increase the tension, but accommodating Mr. Arafat will only aid him in his quest for the total destruction of Israel. It is amazing how some people don't like to be told the truth.
China Imprisons Bible Smuggler
Jan. 28…. A Chinese court has sentenced Li Guangqiang to two years in jail for smuggling Bibles to a banned Christian group, a move likely to irritate Washington ahead of a visit by President George W. Bush. A family friend of Li Guangqiang reports that Li and two mainland Chinese men have been convicted by the Fuqing court in southern Fujian province of "illegal business operations". Li originally faced a possible death sentence in the case.
Li, 38, and mainlanders Yu Zhudi and Lin Xifu were indicted in early January for "using an evil cult to damage a law-based society" after they were caught transporting 16,000 Bibles to the an underground Christian group.
Note: Ever notice how the Bible and Christianity are not to be tolerated in the lands of other religions? One billion Chinese, and 1.2 billion people behind the Islamic Curtain cannot have a Bible, by law! That's almost half the people in the world! No wonder we are about to enter a Dark and Cloudy Day!
Arabs Tells U.S. to Stop Israel
The US's three main Arab allies are speaking with one voice and saying to the US that it's extremely dangerous to think of suspending diplomatic ties with the PA or seeking alternatives to Yassir Arafat. Crown Prince Abdullah called on the US to consider its own interests, or else there will consequences to the US actions. The US must deal with Arafat, "He's the only one to deal with, otherwise the US will find itself coming under fire in the Arab world.
Jan. 28….Arab states plan to send a strongly worded message to the United States that its interests in the Arab world are at great risk if it does not stop Israeli attacks on Palestinians.
Jordan's King Abdullah, now visiting Saudi Arabia, will carry the message to President Bush
when he visits Washington this week. It will be an Arab message, particularly a Saudi one, that U.S. interests and relations with the Arab states will be in danger if Washington does not try to end Israel's terrorist policy in the region''. The Jordanian and Saudi leaders agreed on the need to exert joint efforts to end the suffering of the Palestinian people and lift a siege imposed by Israel on Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. King Abdullah, is scheduled to meet President Bush on Friday. Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan al-Muasher said that King Abdullah plans to explain to Bush the danger of suspending the peace process or contacts with the Palestinian Authority.''
Note: What about the suffering of the Israeli people? It is the likes of Arafat-Hamas-Hezbollah that is causing the suffering of everybody in the region!
China Takes Arafat's Side
Jan. 28….Chinese President Zhiang Zamin condemned the siege that Israel has placed on Yasser Arafat, and called on both sides to renew the "peace talks." In a letter to Arafat, Zamin also wrote that he objects to "other Israeli actions that endanger the lives and property of Palestinian citizens.
Saudi Arabia Warns U.S. to Respect Arafat
Jan 28…..In a blunt criticism of U.S. President George W. Bush, Saudi Arabia's senior intelligence official called Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader, "a man of peace" and warned that any action by the United States to weaken him would destroy prospects for a peace settlement and have serious repercussions for the Saudi kingdom. Prince Nawaf ibn Abdulaziz, director of the kingdom's intelligence service, acknowledged that the vast majority of Saudi young adults felt sympathy for the cause of the Saudi-born Osama bin Laden after Sept. 11, even though they rejected the attacks in New York and Washington. A classified U.S. report mid-October concluded that 95 percent of them supported Mr. bin Laden's cause. He attributed the support to what he called people's feelings against the United States, largely, he said, because of its unflinching support of Israel. The prince said that the kingdom would not support a campaign against Iraq or any Arab or Muslim country. Prince Nawaf challenged the criticism of Mr. Arafat and warned the United States not to punish him. "All the governments, the people of the region, believe that America is supporting Israel whether it is right or wrong, and now if something happens to Yasser Arafat, the feeling against American policy will be stronger," the prince said. "Anybody will be able to use it to damage American interests in the area."
The US-Saudi relationship, which has been based on mutual military self-interest and billions of dollars worth of oil is dangerously close to rupture. In Riyadh last week, Prince Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz, the crown prince's brother, said: "The policies that America uses in the Middle East are not resulting in a peaceful settlement in the area. America is always with Israel. This is very bad. Nawaf emphasised that tension will continue as long as Washington fails to curb Israeli attacks on Palestinians. Even before the terror attacks, Crown Prince Abdullah wrote to President George W. Bush warning him that "a time comes when people and nations part." The prince said Washington and Riyadh should now "look at their separate interests." Nawaf complained that Washington obstructed all attempts to condemn Israel at the United Nations.
James Akins, a former American ambassador to Riyadh, warned the Bush administration that its handling of Middle Eastern issues was jeopardizing a crucial relationship.
"Oil is going to be an American interest for ever." he said. "There's every reason for us to be interested in stability in Saudi Arabia." The region has two-thirds of the world's proven oil reserves.
Akins added: "The reason we are hated in Saudi Arabia is that we have a double standard. We allow Israel to get away with breaking international law and defying U.N. Security Council resolutions. As long as that condition remains, the relationship with Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries is going to be very bad."
The spread of radical Islam in the region has compelled the Saudi royal family to enforce numerous restrictions on its relationship with the U.S.
Note: America must stand with the Biblical position regarding Israel. All the oil in the world will not save America from the dire consequence of abandoning the people that God has brought back into the Promised Land. The land belongs to Israel, and all the threats of terrorists, and blackmail from oil-rich Sheikdoms does not begin to compare with going against the dictates of almighty God. God gave the land to Israel, and that is all that matters!
Mark of the Beast?
Jan. 28…..With the entire world concerned about security, and safeguards against terrorist attacks, and failsafe systems against weapons of mass destruction, the concept of national or international identity systems is gaining acceptance. Applied Digital Solutions will soon begin beta testing on humans an implant technology capable of allowing users to emit a homing beacon, have vital bodily functions monitored and confirm identity when making e-commerce transactions." Digital Angel sends and receives data and can be continuously tracked by global positioning satellite technology. When implanted within a body, the device is powered electro-mechanically through the movement of muscles and can be activated either by the "wearer" or by a monitoring facility. This is better than any national ID card. This whiz-bang little device will send a signal from the person wearing Digital Angel to either a computer or the e-merchant with whom he is doing business in order to verify his identity. Christians and others believe the implant could possibly correlate into the fulfillment of biblical prophecy, enabling the Antichrist to control the world economy, and implement the Mark of the Beast, mentioned in Revelation chapter 13.
WEEK OF JANUARY 21 THROUGH JANUARY 27
Another Suicide Attack in Jerusalem
Jan. 27….After Yasser Arafat declared publicly that "one million martyrs are on their way to Jerusalem". In that context, the first woman suicide bomber detonated a massively powerful bomb-belt in the middle of the road on Jerusalem's busy Jaffa Street this weekend. The blast went up at the same place that a Palestinian gunman killed two women and wounded 49 five days earlier. Palestinian sources proudly named her the first Palestinian woman suicide. Arafat's million martyrs declaration may signify his willingness to sacrifice the entire Palestinian people for the sake of his Jihad. After years of sending children to their deaths, he would have no compunctions about sacrificing women to make martyrs of the entire Palestinian people. The Palestinian leader is deep in the process of harnessing outside forces into his all-out terror campaign against Israel. Police said the body of the Palestinian woman student was so badly blown apart that it might never be possible to establish her motives from forensic evidence. More than 30 Palestinian men have blown themselves up during the current conflict, killing dozens of Israelis and wounding hundreds. This attack is the first one carried out by a woman in the current Mid-east conflict.
Bush Considers Actions Against Arafat
Jan. 25….President Bush, is considering punitive actions that could include severing ties with the Palestinian Authority. Secretary of State Colin Powell and other State Department officials are counseling a different approach while Vice President Dick Cheney and the Pentagon favor breaking relations with Arafat altogether. Considered among possible actions is the placing of Arafat's personal security force on the State Department's list of terrorist groups. Cutting ties with Arafat could greatly complicate Bush's fragile war coalition by angering Muslims and driving a wedge between the United States and its Arab allies. It also would make it tougher for U.S. diplomats to ease Middle East tensions. US Official's agree that action needs to be taken against Arafat, but the advisers are split over how serious the steps should be. President Bush plans to meet Feb. 7 with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who will be making his fourth visit to the White House to see Bush since March. Arafat has never been invited.
U.S and China at Odds over Weapons Proliferation
Jan. 25….The Bush administration imposed economic sanctions on China yesterday after Beijing was caught selling chemical- and biological-weapons equipment to Iran. China condemned as "unreasonable" US sanctions imposed on three Chinese firms accused of supplying Iran with materials used to make chemical and biological weapons. US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Thursday restrictions had been placed on Liyang Chemical Equipment company, the China Machinery and Electric Equipment Import and Export Company. The US announcement, less than a month before US President George W. Bush is due in Beijing for a summit with President Jiang Zemin February 16, puts the spotlight on China's proliferation record. The big question for Bush's trip is to determine whether China is really going to change its behavior regarding weapons of mass destruction in light of the September 11 attacks on America.
Saudi Arabia Leaving US Sphere?
Jan. 25….A showdown is brewing between Saudi Arabia and the United States, one that could impact the conduct of the terror war, global oil prices and the prospects for peace in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran are on the threshold of creating mutual defense and trade pacts,
Crown Prince Abdullah has been forging a Saudi alliance with the Teheran-Baghdad axis of powers. The Iran-Iraq-Saudi trio also agreed to invite Syrian President Bashar Assad to join the new alliance and incorporate the secret Iraqi-Syrian cooperation agreements signed last year in the new mutual defense documents. Since last November, the three countries have been synchronizing their policy-making with regard to Afghanistan, al-Qaida, the Palestinian issue, Syria and Lebanon and their oil strategies. Also the Saudi authorities have accorded the welcome mat for al-Qaida fighters returning from Afghanistan, as well show a willingness to earmark Saudi funds to pay for their “secret escape” and to assist in the flow of smuggled weapons from Iran to other areas of the Middle East, primarily areas close to Israel.
Note: The Saudi kingdom is presently taking exactly the geo-political position projected by the Old Testament prophets. Sheba and Dedan are aligning their fortunes with the building Muslim
Sphere, and seeking to eliminate the predominance of the US sphere of power over the Saudi Arabian peninsula. FOJ alluded to the fact that Al Queda leader Osama bin Laden had escaped to
the Saudi region via Iran recently.
ACLU Challenges Mayor's Ban Of Satan
Jan. 25….The American Civil Liberties Union has threatened a federal lawsuit against the mayor of a Florida town for her proclamation banning Satan within the town limits. The notorious ACLU incessantly seeks the banning of the Bible, prayer, or Ten Commandments from public venues, but won't stand for Satan being banned from the public. ( Kind of tells you what sort of organization they are, doesn't it? )
Suicide Bomb Attack in Tel Aviv
Jan. 25….A suicide bomber struck a pedestrian mall in a crowded Tel Aviv shopping area Friday, killing himself and wounding 26 bystanders, three of them seriously. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon accepted an invitation last night from US President George Bush to meet him in Washington in two weeks.
The Neve Sha'anan pedestrian mall
where a suicide bomber
blew himself up.
Also American officials expressed support for Israel's boxing-in of PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in the city of Ramallah. The Bush Administration is considering several courses of action against the PA, including placing the Tanzim and other groups close to Arafat on the American list of terrorist organizations, and even cutting off diplomatic
ties with the PA. It was reported that the PA's shipload of 50 tons of arms and weapons from
Iran was the last straw for Bush. The US leader was apparently incensed
not only that Arafat had forged ties with terrorism-sponsor Iran, but that
he repeatedly denied involvement in the affair despite firm proof to the
Arafat Escalates March to War with Israel
Jan. 24….Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has ordered his 35,000-man police force to take to the war field, a drastic step that moves his confrontation with Israel into the realm of a full-scale act of open war. Militarizing his police force is just another violation of the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. Arafat fully comprehends the international, diplomatic and legal consequences of his action. Palestinian Authority's secretary, Abdul Rahman, clearly declared all Palestinian accords with Israel null and void. In a letter to Chinese President Jiang Zemin, Arafat said China is a major power commanding great influence in international affairs, and informed the Chinese leader that actions by Israeli troops in Palestinian territory have crossed all "red lines" and the situation in Palestine is deteriorating and in danger of getting out of control. Arafat has called upon both China and Russia to come to the assistance of the Palestinian people.
Arafat has been sending his emissaries round the Arab oil-producing states in the last two weeks, to solicit replacement funds in the inevitable event that the US and the EU stop funding to the PA. Saudi Arabia may be contemplating acceding to Arafat's demands and taking the radical step of shouldering the cost of a military force waging war on Israel, with their recent announcement that US military forces are no longer to be tolerated on Saudi territory.
Bin-Laden's Men Moving Into Syria, Lebanon, West Bank
Jan. 24….Terrorist "refugees" from Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda group are being given shelter in Syria and Syrian-occupied Lebanon. Al Qaida insurgents have infiltrated the West Bank and Gaza Strip, probably to join the Palestinian war against Israel. Saudi fugitive Osama Bin Laden is said to be considering the Palestinian Authority as the new base for his Al Qaida movement. Israeli military sources said Al Qaida agents have been steadily flowing into PA areas. The sources said they have formed close links with senior PA officials, including Mohammed Dahlan, the head of the Preventive Security Apparatus in the Gaza Strip. Together with the Iranian-Syrian backed Hezbollah terrorist organization in South Lebanon, Al Queda and Hamas-PA forces in the West Bank have Israel logistically at a disadvantage.
Note: This scenario fits precisely the PLO'S phased plan for the destruction of Israel. The Oslo Peace Process was simply used by Arafat and company to gain a strategic foothold inside of Israel. The Trojan horse scenario has become realized! This is the real reason Yasser Arafat turned down the Final Status accords at Camp David in September, 2000.
Palestinian Gunmen Shoots up Downtown Jerusalem
Jan. 22….A Palestinian gunman opened fire with an assault rifle on Israelis waiting for a bus on a busy, rain-slick downtown street. the gunman began firing on people at a bus stop near one of the busiest intersections in west Jerusalem, near the corner of Jaffa and King George streets, only a few yards from where a suicide bomber blew himself up at a pizzeria in August, killing 15 people. The terrorist was unable to change clips, preventing an even worse tragedy.The gunman wounded at least 27 people before he was shot dead by police. Palestinian security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the gunman was Saeed Ramadan, a member of the Al Aqsa Brigades, which is linked to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Hamas declares all-out war on Israel
Jan. 22…. The Hamas Terrorist organization has announced that it will implement a full scale war against Israel in the near future. The declaration was issued in Gaza after Israel launched terrorist-seeking incursions into Tulkarem and Nablus this week.
Note: Yasser Arafat was supposed to clean out these nests of Terror, so now Israel must do his work for him. And imagine, what if Palestine were already a legal state, Israel could not defend itself against the Arafat-sponsored terrorists.
IDF Troops Take West Bank city of Tulkarm
Jan. 21….For the first time since the Oslo accords were signed, the IDF has re-conquered a West Bank city, sweeping from house to house in Tulkarm and rounding up Hamas and Fatah fugitives involved in terrorist activities against Israel. Israel considers the northern West Bank city bordering the Green Line boundary with Israel to be a nest of Fatah-Tanzim activity. It is a launching pad for terror actions and has many terrorists and terrorist infrastructures, a nest that Yasser Arafat has refused to do anything about. The terrorist who murdered 6 Israelis celebrating a Bat Mitzva in Hadera last Thursday, January 17, was a member of the Tulkarm-Tanzim, a militia run by Yasser Arafat's Fatah. The PA has complained to the UN about the IDF takeover and Jibril Rajoub, head of PA Preventive Security in Judea and Samaria, said the IDF
actions in Tul Karem are worse than the Nazi crimes of World War II.
Arafat Appeals for Active Russian role in Mideast
Jan. 21….Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat has sent an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin urging a more active Russian role in the Mid-east peace process. Russia is an official co-sponsor of the Mid-east peace process but has played a far smaller role than the United States.
Arafat is out in Washington
Jan. 21….Arafat's deputy Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), was told bluntly in Washington last week that the Bush administration wants to see or hear nothing of Yasser Arafat. Secretary of State Colin Powell went so far as to warn him that if the Palestinians did not stop their campaign of terror against Israelis, the United States would consider declaring Arafat's Fatah and Tanzim militia terrorist organizations. Israel security authorities are currently on high alert because they do not expect Arafat to be deterred from the path of terror, even by a clear message of intent from Washington that he faces mounting military pressure.
Danger on the Temple Mount
Jan. 21….Israel is considering re-opening the Temple Mount to Jews, and other non-Muslims. The old Temple platform has been off limits to Jews since the visit of Ariel Sharon to the mount resulted in the pre-meditated outbreak of violence by Muslims. The site in the heart of Jerusalem's Old City has stirred religious passions among Jews and Muslims for centuries, and the question of who would have sovereignty over the site was a major sticking point in peace talks that collapsed a year ago. Israel captured the site in the 1967 Mid-east war and has never relinquished its claim of ultimate control, but it has never exercised sovereign control of the site.
Arafat Girding for Last Battle?
Jan. 21…..Since the Israeli army's massive takeover of the Palestinian town of Tulkarm on the West Bank before dawn Monday, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has apparently
The Voice of Palestine Radio called repeatedly upon Arab countries and Moslems to "defend the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity. If Israel opens the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors, it will cause fire, destruction, and terrible bloodshed, he said. He remarked also that the time has come for all-out war on Israel.
advanced the timetable for his planned war on Israel. Confined to Ramallah since December 3, Arafat is more and more seen as ready for a final showdown with Israel. Once plans are decided, he will order the secret Palestinian arsenals opened up and the heavy weapons he has stockpiled in the Gaza Strip and West Bank brought out for battle. He is known to have hidden stores of Qasem-1 and Qasem-2 rockets, mortars and anti-tank and anti-air missiles. They will be used for attacks on Israeli population centers and setting Israeli tanks and helicopters on fire. Arafat is undoubtedly
seeking to usurp Osama bin Laden's as the icon of the Palestinian cause. The Israeli army command has developed responses to the various possible Palestinian scenarios. His last diplomatic act before all is lost is likely to be a dramatic last-hope appeal from the battlefield to Arab, American and European rulers to intervene to save the Palestinian people. If this comes off, the Palestinian leader will have won the final victory of turning the conflict over to an international authority.
Even if his European backers let him down, Saddam Hussein and the Iranian backed Hizballah may ride to Arafat's rescue. They could fire their missiles against Israeli targets, thereby opening a second front and expanding Arafat's fight to an all out Arab war on Israel.
WEEK OF JANUARY 14 THROUGH JANUARY 21
Vatican Says Jews' Wait for Messiah Is Validated
“Theologically Setting the Stage for the Appearance of Antichrist”?
Jan. 18….The Vatican has issued an important document that explicitly says, "The Jewish wait for the Messiah is appropriate." The scholarly work, effectively a rejection of and apology for the way some Christians have viewed the Old Testament and eschatology, was signed by the Pope's theologian, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. The document says Jews and Christians in fact share the wait for the Messiah, though Jews are waiting for his first-coming, and Christians the second-coming.
The new document says Catholics must regard the Old Testament as "retaining all of its value," said Joaquín Navarro-Valls, the Pope's spokesman. The document, the result of years of work by the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and intended to mend fences with Jews, gives theological validation to the Jewish expectancy of a soon coming Messiah.
Everything in the report is now considered part of official church doctrine, Dr. Navarro-Valls said. The Rev. Albert Vanhoye, a Jesuit scholar who worked on the commission, said the project sees Scripture as a link between Christians and Jews, and the New Testament as a continuation of the Old, though divergent in obvious ways. "This latest declaration is a step forward in that it recognizes the value of the Jewish position regarding the wait for the Messiah, and it changes the whole exegesis of biblical studies and restores our biblical passages to their original meaning."
"This is important," he said, because it represents real and remarkable progress on the Catholic-Jewish front. "This should be reassuring" to Jews. He said the document in no way backtracks from "Dominus Jesus" ("The Lord Jesus"), but represents a significant shift that now, for the first time, Catholics and Jews are waiting for the Messiah and the end of time."
Note: This Catholic doctrinal change says that Israel is right in anticipating the first coming of their Messiah. It totally compromises the fact that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and has already made his first visit to the Jews! The fact of the matter is that Israel failed to recognize the true Messiah 2000 years ago. The new Vatican document annuls the need for Jews to become Christians! It also prepares the groundwork, theologically speaking for Israel to accept a False Messiah! Israel will soon enter into covenant with an Imposter Messiah! ( Jesus Christ-the true Messiah will rescue them from their covenant with Hell….Isaiah 28:18 )
Saudis May Ask U.S. to Leave
Jan. 18….Saudi Arabia's rulers are increasingly uncomfortable with the U.S. military presence in their country and may soon ask that it end. Such a decision would deprive the United States of regular use of the Prince Sultan Air Base, from which American power has been projected into the gulf region and beyond for more than a decade. Senior Saudi rulers believe the United States has "overstayed its welcome" and that other forms of less conspicuous military cooperation should be devised once the United States has completed its war in Afghanistan. The American presence has become a political liability in domestic politics and in the Arab world, Saudi officials say. The Saudi government has also become increasingly uncomfortable with a role in U.S. efforts to contain Saddam Hussein.
Note: Sheba and Dedan ( Saudi Arabia ) will be prey to the great Russian invasion of the Tribulation. Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey?
Palestinian bomber attacks Israeli Wedding Hall
Jan. 17….A Palestinian suicide attacker tossed hand grenades into a wedding hall in the northern Israeli city of Hadera late Thursday, and five people were killed and more than 30 wounded,
The Al Aqsa Brigades, a militia linked to Yasser Arafat's Fatah, proudly claimed responsibility.
The Palestinian suicide bomber tried to detonate explosives attached to a belt on his body at the hall entrance but was overtaken by security guards The unidentified man then tossed the hand grenades into the crowd.
Al-Qaeda Had Plans for Israel
Jan. 17….An al-Qaeda reconnaissance agent, was in Israel and prepared a detailed report on targets for terrorist assault. One target was the Western Wall (Kotel) of the Temple. The Wailing Wall, as it is commonly known was selected because of its light security and its proximity to the al-Aqsa mosque, which would create great international waves.
Note: The destruction of sites on or near the Temple Mount could ignite catastrophic events in the Middle East.
Saddam Hussein Warns of U.S. Demise
Jan. 17…. Saddam Hussein has predicted that the U.S. will lose its superpower status because of its use of force rather than dialogue to settle disputes. The United States failure to use dialogue to settle disputes will lead to its collapse as the sole superpower "in the near future," Hussein said. "The events of September 11 and the American reaction to them came to reveal extensively how the United States is going headlong in antagonizing the world through the charade of a war on terror.” Saddam may be contemplating chemical or biological warfare, mass-casualty strikes or raids on military and strategic locations inside of Israel. Israeli security authorities are taking into account that Baghdad is capable of striking through its Palestinian terrorist surrogates. Israel obtained intelligence information of an Iraqi terrorist plan orchestrated with Palestinian groups.
Intelligence and military sources are taking into consideration that Baghdad could launch a terror offensive by means of the Iraqi military intelligence cells it has planted in Palestinian areas of the West Bank in coordination of a plan worked out with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Note: Hussein's threats against the US are tied to developing relationships Iraq has with the world terrorist infrastructure, especially within the Palestinian controlled areas of the West Bank and Gaza.
The Buildup of Weapons in the Middle East
Jan. 15….The seizure of the Iranian shipment of weapons to the Palestinians recently points out the serious consequences of potential conflict in this region. If and when Palestine ever gains legitimate statehood, it could strategically and logistically serve as yet another lethal enemy of the small state of Israel. Israel could no longer stem the flow of weapons into the West Bank. Every nation around Israel is increasing their arsenal of weapons. Russia and China are supplying Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Libya, and many other Arab nations with sophisticated weaponry, while the US supplies Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Iran ( Islamic
Fundamentalism ) is utilizing the PA, and the PLO-Hamas terror infrastructure in the same way it used Hezbullah in South Lebanon to drive Israel out of Lebanon. ( Iran is increasingly becoming the hooks-in-the-jaw instrument that will involve Russia in the Tribulation ) The fall of the Shah of Iran in the 1970's gave fuel to the revolution of fundamentalist Islam that now inflames the entire region with hatred for Israel!
Saudi Arabia Terms Jihad As Legitimate Self-Defense
Jan. 15….Saudi Arabia, under pressure from the United States to cooperate in the war against terrorism, has defined Islamic holy war against Israel as legitimate self-defense. Israel is the most dangerous terrorism to world peace and security and Jihad against Israel is a just self-defense in the way of Allah, says the Saudi government.
Note: When has Israel ever attacked Saudi Arabia? It is absolutely amazing that such a small country can be propagated to be such a threat to so many countries. The list of countries that say that there are threatened by Israel is endless. Imagine the audacity of tiny little Israel to threaten 28 larger nations!
Hezbollah Second on Most-wanted List
Jan. 15….The United States has informed the Lebanese government that it views the Hezbollah terrorist organization as the second organization on America's most-wanted list, immediately following Al Qaida. The United States possesses information confirming the connection of Iran and the Hezbollah to the weapons ship Karin A, caught by Israel in an attempt to reach Palestinian territory. The U.S. says it is is "serious" in its demand of Lebanon to hand-over Hezbollah activists that were involved in terror attacks on American targets.
Iran Using PA As Proxy Against Israel
Jan. 14….Disenchanted with the Middle East Peace Process, and the Arab world's empty promises of aid, Arafat has cast his lot with the Damascus-Teheran sphere of power. Iranian President Khamenei personally ordered Hizballah secretary- general Hassan Nasrallah to keep the Palestinian Authority regularly supplied with heavy weapons, including mortars, and any other assistance required to bolster its war effort against Israel. Iran has been sending arms smuggling ships to the Gaza Strip from ports in Lebanon, Cyprus and Greece. Israel exposed this menace from Iran by the seizure of the Karine weapons ship last week. And Arafat, by this turn of the screw, has done America the grave disservice of placing the notorious Imad Mughniyeh at center stage of the Middle East conflict. Arafat is closely aligned with the terrorists that America has pledged to bring to justice, yet the US feels it needs to maintain a relationship with Arafat. Mughniyeh is the most dangerous, accomplished and diabolical terrorist at the heart of the extremist Muslim labyrinth of violence. As Hizballah operations chief in Beirut in the 1980s, he masterminded the destruction of US Marine headquarters in Beirut that left 271 Americans dead. Recently, he was one of the plotters of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks and plotted the escape route from Afghanistan followed by Osama bin Laden and his Al Queda fighters.
WEEK OF JANUARY 7 THROUGH JANUARY 13
Bin Laden Has Escaped with help from Iran
Jan. 13….Osama bin Laden, his family, Ayman Zuheiri and thousands of al Qaeda fighters made good their escape from Afghanistan through the illicit sea route created by Lebanese-Iranian super terrorist Imad Mughniyeh for smuggling operations in the service of terrorist organizations. They are believed to have made their getaway from Afghanistan in the first week of December, crossing secretly into Iran and heading out through the Persian Gulf. The two top al Qaeda executives have most probably gone to ground somewhere in Saudi Arabia, one of the Gulf emirates or in East Africa. The discovery that al Qaeda was being allowed to escape through Iran prompted US President George W. Bush's blunt warning to Iran on January 10 against harboring “al Qaeda murderers”. These discoveries make it clear that Iran is up to its neck in the al Qaeda escape conspiracy. Imad Mughniyeh, top terrorist operations chief for Iran's radical spiritual leader, Ali Khamenei, organized the logistics, and the escapees were led overland through Iran to its main Gulf outlet, under the protection of Iranian intelligence officers. Bin Laden and company sailed from an Iranian port to their new hideouts aboard vessels of the same smuggling fleet that delivered Iranian arms to the Palestinian Authority this week.
Arafat's Martyrs and Bush's Terrorists
Commentary by: Darrell G.Young
Jan. 11….At the end of a week of wrangling between Washington and Jerusalem over the ownership and destination of the smuggled Karine-A arms cargo ship, US President Bush said “I think it's very important for our administration to remain engaged with both parties. Obviously, I want to make sure that the evidence is definitive, but I am, like many, beginning to suspect that those arms were intended to promote terror. I also believe that our country must stay engaged in the peace process.” He ended his remarks by repeating for the umpteenth time that Arafat must renounce terror and work hard to get to the peace table. US Secretary of State Colin Powell was a little more sympathetic to Arafat when he said later: “Information we are receiving and developing on our own makes it clear that there is a linkage to the Palestinian Authority, but I have not yet seen a direct link to Arafat.” But in reality, peace is nowhere on Arafat's 2002 agenda, any more than it was in 2000 and 2001. President Bush knows perfectly well whose hand is on the lever of Palestinian terror. Washington, by quibbling over “evidence”, has again let Arafat get away with preparing for a sharply escalated war against Israel in broad daylight. Witness the Palestinian weapons ship debate in Washington this week.
Bush is also aware of Iran's breach in America's net for catching escaping al Qaeda fighters. Al Qaeda fighters escaping from Afghanistan and Pakistan are reaching the Persian Gulf via Teheran. The Iranian escape route has enabled the bulk of Osama bin Laden's army to reach safety. Bush warned Iran, which gave the United States “positive signals” of cooperation early on, against allowing “al Qaeda murderers in their country”. Iran must be a contributor in the war against terror, he stressed. Gulf experts reveal that Iran, though willing to cooperate with the United States in overthrowing the Taliban, but sides with al Qaeda. Indeed one of Osama bin Laden's top lieutenants is Imad Mughniyeh, the notorious super-terrorist high on the US wanted list since his anti-American activities on behalf of the Hizballah in Beirut. Mughniyeh is director of terrorist operations for Iran's hard line spiritual leader Ali Khamenei. By sending him to work with bin Laden, Khamenei forged a prized operational link between Iran, the Hizballah and Al Qaeda.
One recent product of this terror partnership is the Karine-A arms ship, which was loaded with arms for the Palestinians at the Iranian resort island of Kish in the Persian Gulf. Mughniyeh is a live wire in Arafat's exchanges with the Hizballah and Iran - which brings the Palestinian leader into al Qaeda's ken. This interlocking web of terrorist groups and operations aims by definition at defeating America's campaign to stamp out terror, with roles both for the Palestinians and the Iranians. Yet the Bush administration continues to hope to engage the Palestinians and work through diplomatic channels with Iran.
The Karine-A weapons shipment debacle demonstrates that the next wave of terror against Israel is being cooked up by a rapidly developing Al Qaeda coalition between Arafat, Hizballah, Iraq and Iran!
Note: The War on Terrorism that America is waging has many mirages of victory. The real enemy is being ignored!
China Arming Rogue States
Jan. 10….China is expected to have between 75 and 100 long-range nuclear missiles pointed at the United States within the next few years. Many of those intercontinental ballistic missiles will be on mobile launchers. With China's help, North Korea Iran, and Iraq will soon have long-range missiles capable of reaching the United States. China sees an expanded ICBM force necessary to overcome the proposed U.S. missile defense system. China and Russia both are seeking to maintain its ability to strike the U.S. mainland.
Pakistan is said to have obtained a huge supply of arms from China to make up for its military disadvantage as it faces India. It is believed to have received a range of military hardware including dozens of combat jets and an extensive missile system that has improved preparedness for war. Russia yesterday announced that it had signed an arms contract to build two new destroyers for the Chinese Navy at a cost of $1.4billion. The ships will be delivered to the Chinese by 2006 and will be equipped with up-to-date missiles, bombs, torpedo, radar and anti-submarine systems as well as new anti-ship supersonic missiles.
Chinese air force officers are taught the workings of a missile command center at a training school in Beijing. China sees a larger, mobile nuclear force as necessary to maintain its nuclear deterrent against the United States. Currently, China has about 20 silos with CSS-4 nuclear ICBMs that are capable of reaching the United States. China also is expanding its short-range ballistic missile force, and will probably have several hundred by 2005.
Note: The Armageddon players are getting their ducks in a row!
Pope Gives World Address
Jan. 10….Pope John Paul says that the horizon for peace in the world is dark and that humanity finds itself gripped by fear of an uncertain future. “The legitimate fight against terrorism, of which the abhorrent attacks of last September 11 are the most appalling expression, has once again let the sound of arms be heard,'' he said. Barbarous aggression and killings, the Pope said, pointed to the need for self-defense and the most effective means of eradicating terrorism.
But the world community needs to search for the factors underlying such (terrorism) acts.'' He also spoke of the need to ''bring about a process of healing in order to overcome fear and to avoid evil being added to evil, violence to violence.'' Turning to the Middle East, the Pope said Israelis and Palestinians must get back on the track to peace or face being mired in hatred forever.
He said man was to blame for making the Holy Land “a land of fire and blood.''
“No one can remain indifferent to the injustice of which the Palestinian people have been victims for more than 50 years. No one can contest the right of the Israeli people to live in security! One against the other, neither Israelis nor Palestinians can win the war. But together they can win the peace.
Seized ship is Terror wake-up call
Jan.10…. The Israeli operation that seized a ship filled with more than 80 tons of Iranian arms bound for Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority highlights Iran's central role in international terrorism. Combined with recent Iranian threats to Israel's existence, the weapons ship mocks the hope of American officials who call for including the fundamentalist Muslim regime in the anti-terrorist coalition. The cargo, of course was slated for use against Israel.
The emergence of the Palestinian-Iranian-Hezbollah ( Syria ) connection transforms Palestinian terrorism from a local to a global terrorist threat. Iran's terrorist mischief becomes even more frightening in the context of its nuclear program, particularly when the Iranian leader is actively contemplating nuclear war against Israel. On Dec. 14, Hashemi Rafsanjani, former Iranian president and currently chairman of the government's powerful guidance council, told a Tehran University audience that the vast Muslim world could easily survive nuclear war, while tiny Israel would be destroyed. "The founding of the state of Israel is the worst event in all of history," he said. According to Israel's defense minister, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Iran is about three years away from developing a nuclear strike capability. When the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin initiated the Oslo peace process, one of his main rationales was the need to neutralize the Palestinian conflict, thereby freeing Israel for an eventual confrontation with its real enemy, Iran. The message of modern holy war first emanated from Iran; indeed, the war against the U.S. that culminated on Sept. 11, in reality began with the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979.
Note: Ezekiel 38:3-8 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,
( Russia ) the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and “put hooks into thy jaws”, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, ( Iran .) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the “latter years” ( Last Days ) thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel!
Iran will be the compelling instrument ( hooks-in-jaws ) that will cause Russia to come down upon Israel
China warns U.S. over Bible-Smuggling Case
Jan. 9….Beijing has warned the United States not to interfere as it reacted to criticism from President Bush over the detention of a Hong Kong resident accused of smuggling bibles into China. U.S. President George W. Bush took personal interest in the case of Li Guangqiang, a 38 year-old businessman detained in southern China and charged with propagating an "evil cult," by spreading Bibles, a crime that could be punishable by death.
Iranian Connection to Palestinian Weapons
Jan. 8….The captain of the ship packed with 80 tons of weapons seized by Israeli commandos in the Red Sea said Monday that the cargo had been intended for Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority. He picked up his cargo of arms in Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has charged that Arafat was behind the smuggling operation. The payment on the weapons came shortly after Arafat received millions of pounds in aid from Britain and the European Union. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called Iran the "center of world terror" and said that the captured arms shipment showed that Iran and the Palestinians were collaborating to strike at Israel.
Israel Seizes Palestinian Weapons Ship
Jan.8….Israeli commandos captured an Iranian ship loaded with 80 tons of weapons in the Red Sea . The ship loaded in Iran had sailed around the Arabian Peninsula and into the Red Sea, supposedly headed for a Palestinian destination. The captured ship, the Karine-A, was reportedly purchased in October 2000 - just months after the end of
Anti-tank Russian made Sagger missiles (foreground) and mortars seized from the cargo ship Karine-A (background) are displayed in the Israeli Red Sea port of Eilat. Israel offered a detailed account Sunday of its seizure of a shipload of Iranian-made arms traveling through the Red Sea, saying the evidence proves the weapons were intended for the Palestinian Authority. Israel said the Karine-A was under Palestinian command and bound for Gaza with Arafat's full complicity.
the Camp David summit and at the same time Arafat was pledging his first cease-fire. The most obvious significance of this enormous weapons cache is that Arafat's real intention is not only to escalate terrorist attacks but to move beyond terrorism, to war. Arafat has thus been caught red-handed placing his resources, many of which come out of donations from Western governments, into a manifest collaborative operation with a proscribed al Qaeda-linked terror group. Focus on Jerusalem Prophecy Ministry publicized Arafat's strategic decision to join operational hands with the Hjizballah months ago.
Arafat is on the spot, and he has got to understand that he is under notice to break off all his ties with violent terrorist organizations. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has accused Arafat of ordering the arms purchase, but Palestinian officials say Israel contrived the incident to undermine a U.S. mission aimed at ending more than 15 months of bloodshed.
WEEK OF JANUARY 1 THROUGH JANUARY 6
Israel's Christian Population Growing
Jan. 4….The latest Israeli population statistics show that its Christian community is growing.
The number of Christians in Israel showed a slight increase to 137,000, or 2.1 percent of the total population, according to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. Of these, 115,000 are Arab Christians. In contrast, the Christian community in Judea-Samaria and Gaza has dramatically dropped to less than 2.0%, as Arab Christians have fled Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority rule. Israel has been the only country in the entire Middle East where the Christian population has grown.
China Ready to Support Pakistan?
Jan. 4…. Pakistani Major-General Rashid Qureshi reports that its traditional ally, China, has said it was ready to support Pakistan in all eventualities in its dispute with India.
Arafat Considers War Declaration
Jan. 4….Yasser Arafat as confiding to his intimates that he was drafting his most important speech in two decades: a "declaration of the Palestinian War of Liberation". Arafat believes his declaration will fire up the Palestinian and Arab masses and draw them into a new cycle of hostilities against Israel. What Arafat is smarting from most, aside from the loss of his own masses' enthusiasm for the struggle, is the desertion of Arab leaders. Arafat wants to bring the Palestinian uprising back to the international forefront.
U.S. Envoy Zinni to Push for Peace with Sharon, Arafat
Jan. 4….General Zinni returned to Israel today to prod the Israeli and Palestinian leaders for a way to implement a cease-fire. His return for a four-day visit follows a reduction in violence since Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, under heavy U.S. pressure, called on December 16 for a halt to all attacks on Israel.
Israel Aids India In Combatting Terror
Jan.4….An Israel-India joint committee on terrorism will meet in Israel for the first time this month to discuss common terror threats. The meeting was coordinated following India's request for assistance in establishing an anti-terror network. Last month Moslem separatists launched an assault on the Indian Parliament in New Delhi. The Indian government expressed interest in purchasing the "Arrow" anti-missile missile from Israel. Israel is an important ally of India, and a factor to be regarded by Pakistan in any war with India.
Note: China is strategically pushing the Pakistan-India conflict to disrupt the American presence in the Central Asian region. China has supplied Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq with sophisticated missile systems. ( China is developing its Revelation 16:12 scenario )
Arafat Says Palestinian State a Must for Stability
Jan. 2….Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, 37 years after his Fatah movement launched a war on Israel, now says that a state for his people is fundamental to regional and international stability. “A Palestinian state, with holy Jerusalem as its capital, is not only a condition for peace, but a fundamental basis for international and regional security and stability”.
Note: Every power in the world has come to grips with this eventuality. The U.N. is searching for a “collective international regional group” to secure the peace of Jerusalem. In my exhaustive study of the Middle East Peace Process, I have become convinced that Yasser Arafat has been used by an emerging and rapidly developing Global ideology simply to preempt Israel from exercising full sovereignty over Jerusalem. It seems to me, in light of Bible Prophecy, that the world has confederated together “against Israel's right to the city”, and has its own special agenda for the city! ( We must remember that the 10 kings of the Last world empire will submit their authority unto the Antichrist )
Al Qaeda Loses Afghanistan – Just Relocates
Jan. 2….The al Qaeda terror organization has been denied the use of Afghan soil, and possibly Pakistan too for its primary command centers, its specialized training facilities, its logistical infrastructure and its laboratories and facilities for the manufacture of explosives and substances of mass destruction. Heavy though these losses are, they have scarcely impaired the operational ability of the terror organization headed by Osama bin Laden and its far-flung tentacles.
So how much damage has al Qaeda suffered by being driven out of Afghanistan? According to military and intelligence sources, its key losses were its concentration of facilities for training groups of raw recruits, combatants and terrorists. However, the network's capabilities for launching terror operations have not been eliminated, because most of its operating infrastructure is scattered throughout countries outside Afghanistan and is thus far untouched by the US war offensive.
Israel asks U.S to clear Western Iraq first
Jan.2….In contacts between Israeli and U.S. defense officials recently, Pentagon representatives were asked to plan their operations in Iraq in such a way as to minimize the Iraqi ability to move missile launchers into western Iraq. Western Iraq provided Saddam Hussein a closer proximity with Israel to threaten Israel with scud missiles in the Persian Gulf War.
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