February - 2001

February 7, 2001

Wednesday, February 7 8:38 PM SGT

Saddam forms army "to liberate Jerusalem"

BAGHDAD, Feb 7 (AFP) -

President Saddam Hussein has started to form an army "to liberate Jerusalem" from Israeli rule, a senior Iraqi official announced Wednesday.

"At the orders of President Saddam Hussein, we have started to form the first brigade of volunteers in the Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem) Army to liberate Jerusalem," Ali Hassan al-Meguid, a member of the decision-making Revolutionary Command Council, told reporters.

Iraq has already announced the mobilisation of more than 6.5 million volunteers for a jihad, or Muslim holy war, against the Jewish state.


Syria: Sharon's election 'declaration of war'

Wednesday, 7 February 2001 9:43 (ET)

Syria: Sharon's election 'declaration of war'

 DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Syria's official newspapers Wednesday
said the election of right-wing leader Ariel Sharon as Israel's new prime
minister was a "declaration of war."

 The Al-Baath newspaper, mouthpiece of the ruling Baath Party, said peace
in the Middle East was almost impossible to achieve as the "victory of the
bloody terrorist, war criminal and butcher Ariel Sharon is like an official
declaration of war."

The call for a Jihad seems to be intensifying with the election of Sharon. He is the man who boldly walked on the Temple Mount at the beginning of this present crises. The Temple Mount again is center to all things happening this time in Israel. Here it effected the election of the latest Prime Minister, and intensified the rage of the Islamic world. Where is it all going? Personally, I look for a false peace before the Last Jihad of Ezekiel 38 & 39 takes place. I could be wrong? I think I am right in seeing a Last Jihad before a Third Jewish Temple can be built. I think I am right in seeing the present events in Israel heading to that end. I think I am right in assessing that the time is short before the rapture of all the born again Christians, and the next dispensation of God's Biblical plan beginning. 

Read my articles where I speculate how current events may harmonize with Biblical prophecy.

Ps 82:5
5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Ps 107:43
43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

Ps 119:27
27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.


February 10, 2001

Palestinian attitude toward new Israeli Government

A statement from Fatah's leadership in the "West Bank" urged the Palestinian Authority not to negotiate with the new prime minister. "If the Israelis think that Sharon will bring them security, we say loudly that Israel will never have security," the statement read. "We call for stepping up the intifada and resistance in the face of the butcher Sharon."

The PA security chief in Jericho, Jibril Rajoub, said Israel will be the first to suffer if Sharon tries to dictate peace terms. "I think it's the Israeli people who need to worry," he told ISRAEL RADIO. "If there is any mistake or craziness on the part of your government, you will be the first victims."

Doves or hawks it seems Jews are Jews, and the attitude of the Palestinian Arabs (and Islam as a whole) is the only good Jew is a dead Jew. The eradication of Israel is the only answer that will ever be satisfactory. Israel has faced this same animosity from her neighbors many times in the past. It is not new. If God's hand is really on Israel as it has been in the past, this attitude will find a terrible end. Often in the past God has used the nations, and the neighbors to chasten Israel for their sins. Sometimes Israel repented, and other times they stiffened their necks. God always persevered even if it meant abandoning a present generation, and waiting for a more submissive generation to come along. The one thing that is true of every nation that was used by God to chasten Israel is that they were in the end destroyed. There are no Egyptians (pyramid builders) anymore (Egyptians today are Arabs), but there are Jews. There are no Philistines anymore, but there are Jews. There are no Assyrians anymore, but there are Jews. There are no Babylonians anymore, but there are Jews. There are no Romans anymore, but there are Jews. It is not a very rosy picture for the Palestinians if the same God of the Bible is using them to chasten Israel today. It is an even worse picture if they just hate the Jew for being a Jew.

Ezek 39:25-29
25 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;

26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.

27 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;

28 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which cause them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.

29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.


February 12, 2001

Iran-backed group warns Sharon 'holy war' is forever


Monday, February 12, 2001

GAZA — The Islamic opposition to Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat has threatened to continue a bombing campaign against Israel.

The Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad warned that its "holy war" against Israel will never stop and is meant to create terror in the Jewish state. The Jihad said this would be a Palestinian response to the election of Ariel Sharon as Israel's new prime minister.

"The choice of holy war will never stop," Islamic Jihad leader Abdullah Shami said. "The choice of carrying out explosive attacks in the heart of the enemy will continue, not only within the 1967 lands, but in all of Palestine, from the Nile to the sea and from the north to the south. We confirm that the bombing missions will continue to create a balance of terror. The destruction of the enemy's cities and villages and the killing of settlers is the choice. So, be ready, Sharon."

Forever is a mind set that will never change no matter what. This kind of hatred for Jews can only end one way. It will not be the first time God intervenes to preserve His chosen people. God may chasten the Jews, but He will never allow them no matter how rebellious to be destroyed. It is a Biblical fact of the past as well as affirmed in the more recent history of World War II Nazism. This call to a forever Jihad against the Jews will most certainly be the "Last Jihad" ever enjoined! Islam may be on the brink of eradication by the God of the Bible as surly as Nazism was eradicated in our time. Ezekiel 38 & 39 may be about to find fulfillment soon. It is the heart that will bring such judgment upon Islam. It will be their forever hatred of the Jew that will be their demise. Jesus Christ is coming again. He is coming according to the Bible as the King of the Jews.

Deut 32:9-10
9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

Ps 17:8-9
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

Zech 2:7-10
7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.

8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.

10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.


February 15, 2001

Exorcists in demand to purge Mexico's demons

Jo Tuckman in Mexico City
Thursday February 15, 2001
The Guardian

The exorcist and his helpers began to relax, convinced they had beaten back the demons attacking Arturo Sanchez who looked on vacantly, too weak to move. Then suddenly Arturo leapt into the air, his body contorted and eyeballs rolled back, and the struggle for his soul resumed.

"In the name of Jesus Christ get out, you have no business here!" ordered Pastor Hugo Alvarez. Amid broken phrases of Hebrew he sat astride the writhing 25-year-old salesman who responded with a low-pitched inhuman howl.

I recognize the reality of demons. They are Biblical. The Lord Jesus Christ cast them out many times during His ministry here on earth. I also recognize that there are phony exorcists.  The phony rules the day in present Christianity. The Apostate Catholic Church has long exploited  phony exorcism with mystical incantations and secret rituals. It gives them credibility, and the power of God in the eyes of the deceived. The Apostate Charismatic Movement caught on to this same deceptive practice early on. Today, the phony exorcists are legion.  It is an exercise in futility for me to try turning this tide. I only warn - beware!

Matt 7:22-23
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


February 19, 2001


ICEJ NEWS - 02/19/2001
Following the US-British air strikes on Iraq's air defense system Friday night, Baghdad threatened to retaliate, intensifying not only its anti-US rhetoric, but also its continued campaign to eliminate the Jewish state.

"The aggression of this night… came to confirm that America was planning and working hand in hand with the Zionist entity," the Iraqi regime said in its first statement Friday night in reaction to the bombings. "We will teach the new American administration and the Zionist entity lessons on Jihad and steadfastness," it added.

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein chaired a joint meeting of the Revolutionary Command Council and Iraq's regional command of al-Ba'ath Party late Friday. The statement issued after the meeting said the attack was proof the United States and "the Zionist entity," Iraq's term for Israel, are "partners in evil and aggression."


Monday February 19 7:34 AM ET
U.S., Israel Test Patriots As Iraq Vows Revenge

By Hassan Hafidh

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi media vowed revenge on Monday against Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for abetting U.S. and British air strikes on Iraq, as Israel and the United States began a Patriot missile exercise that recalled the Gulf War.

About 20,000 Iraqis staged a second day of protest marches in Baghdad organized by the ruling Baath party against the first air raids around the Iraqi capital since 1998.

Demonstrators burned U.S. and Israeli flags and waved portraits of President Saddam Hussein.

The hatred for Israel is clear. No matter what the reason, the blame will always be put on Israel. An Islamic generation has now grown up with the Jews back in the land. This generation has learned nothing but hate from their leadership. They are taught hate for the Jew in their home. They are taught hate for the Jew in their school. They are taught hate for the Jew by their clergy. They are taught hate for the Jew by their government. They've been taught that Jewish plots are behind all their difficulties and suffering. They've been taught that the eradication of Israel is the only solution. This generation has been molded by hate to perform the Last Jihad. How sad that hate overrules everything. How sad that the end of this Last Jihad is prophesied in the Bible as the probable end of Islam.

Ezek 25:12-13
12 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;

13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.

Ezek 35:3-6
3 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.

4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

5 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:

6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.

Ezek 35:11-12
11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.

12 And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.


February 24, 2001


The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, has issued a religious ruling forbidding Jews from touching the Western Wall.

The "fatwa" or Islamic edict came in response to reports of Israeli plans to repair some stones in the Wall that had become loose. The Palestinians have been claiming in recent years that the Wall belongs to the Temple Mount, which they consider to be all part of the Al-Aksa mosque. The ruling declared that Jews are forbidden to make any repairs to the Haram al-Sharif,
which the Wakf and Palestinian leaders now insist is exclusively and inseparably Muslim.

In an interview with IMRA, Mufti spokesman Mai Soleb said, "The [Western] Wall is part of the Al Burak Wall, which is part of the Al Aqsa mosque, so the Jews have no right to the place... The whole problem is that the place does not relate to them.
So whatever they do with it - putting in papers, practicing their prayers, all these things are not things that we want... We believe that this is our religious property and we will take it back from them one day."

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem has a grand title, but little power to do much. He is just another mouth spewing out hatred against Jews. Here he is proclaiming the most holy place to Jews is not theirs anymore, but by his decree is now Islam's? This is nothing more then throwing the greatest insult imaginable against Israel. It would be comparable to the Grand Mufti declaring every local Christian Church in America no longer ours, but now under the singular ownership of Islam. I'm sure we Christians would be outraged.  The Jew has long endured such treatment. When the Western Wall was under Islamic control they used it as a garbage dump. Jews were forbidden to pray there. Such was Islam's respect for the Al-Aksa mosque then. After the six day war when the Western Wall came into Israel's hands, the bulldozers cleared away the refuge, and the Wall was purified and respected. Apparently the Grand Mufti likes the garbage dump approach to the Haram al-Sharif?

Ps 12:2-4
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Lam 3:61-66
61 Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginations against me;

62 The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.

63 Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick.

64 Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.

65 Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.

66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.


February 27, 2001

Last Friday, the DEBKAfile report – entitled “The Day the Middle East Stepped Back from the Brink” – lead out as follows:


“Very few people knew how close the Middle East came on Thursday Feb. 22 to exploding in a regional war. At 6 am, Israel placed its forces on high missile readiness after being alerted by US intelligence to movements by 6 Iraqi armored divisions deployed close to frontier with Syria. American satellites additionally picked up Iraqi preparations for launching long-range surface missiles. DEBKAfile’s sources disclose the trigger of this sequence: a warning from a European government, probably Britain, to Iraqi intelligence that Israel would not again sit still and wait for Iraqi missiles to rain down on its towns as it did in the 1991 Gulf War. It planned to pre-empt any missile attack by knocking out Iraqi missile concentrations on the ground, as well the 6 armored divisions poised for advance since early in the Palestinian intifada.  This Iraqi strength, Saddam was told, would be disposed of swiftly with the help of small neutron bombs. Iraqi decision-makers were impressed enough to test American and Israeli reflexes: they pushed ahead with technical preparations for the launching of surface missiles, taking them up to one stage before Saddam’s firing order. Israel received the information that the missiles would be ready for that last button to be pushed at 6 pm Thursday evening.”


A few Internet sites and several e-mail news services and prayer alerts picked up on the story, which was not widely reported either in the local Israeli press or by foreign news bureaus in Jerusalem


To begin with, DEBKAfile is a relatively new media Website that focuses on political, strategic and intelligence news and analysis in the Middle East. It asserts that their bureau is run by two experienced journalists, one Israeli and one foreign, who have close links to top intelligence sources in Israel, Washington and elsewhere. However, no one associated with DEBKAfile is ever named, and neither are the sources of information that are exclusive to them. Thus, it makes it difficult for other journalists to verify reports such as the one that sent ripples throughout the pro-Israel Internet community over the weekend. For these reasons, ICEJ NEWS rarely uses DEBKAfile as a source for our reports, without independent collaboration.


We have found DEBKAfile to be fairly accurate, but a bit sensational, in its reporting. Much of the material they report is available elsewhere, but their stories often add new information based on unnamed and supposedly exclusive sources. After consulting with several veteran Israeli journalists on political and strategic affairs, we can confirm that DEBKAfile indeed has “lower level” military and intelligence contacts, but it would do better to provide names from time to time. Also, our subscribers should note that local Israeli reporters are required to first submit such military-related reports to IDF censors, and it is our impression that DEBKAfile often operates beyond these rules.


As for Friday’s report, there appears to be some substance to the version of events given, but the spin may have been a bit overblown. Steve Rodan, a former top military reporter for the JERUSALEM POST who now manages the reliable news bureau MIDDLE EAST NEWSLINE (MENL), told ICEJ NEWS today that there were US and Israeli alerts issued last Thursday. They were in response to intelligence data that Iraqi troops indeed had turned on some missile launchers. However, it was quickly assessed that Baghdad was merely testing US and Israeli intelligence capabilities to see if they could detect such actions by Iraqi forces.


MENL (available at http://www.menewsline.com/) reports today that Saddam is again moving troops nearer to the border with Jordan. US defense sources said the deployment ordered by Hussein began less than a week ago and involved thousands of soldiers from up to six divisions as well as military vehicles and artillery. Iraqi surface-to-surface missile batteries were not seen but were believed being prepared for operations.


The Iraqi deployment was a key issue during the visit to Israel by US Secretary of State Colin Powell over the weekend, according to MENL.

War in the Middle East is closer then most folks realize. The events of last Thursday almost ignited the inevitable. The tensions are high. There is no one who doubts Saddam will some day soon give the orders to push the buttons. Will he fire the mini-nukes some believe he has? Will the Patriot missiles shoot them down before they reach Israel? Will Saddam just use conventional warheads? What other countries will join the six divisions Saddam is sending to destroy Israel? Maybe this Friday will be the day? Maybe next Thursday? Events seem to be ready for the Last Jihad to begin. Events I believe that will open the door to the building of the Third Jewish Temple.

The Last Jihad

Ezek 39:17-25
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.

19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.

20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.

22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

23 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.

24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.

25 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;

The Third Jewish Temple

Ezek 40:1-4
40:1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.

2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south.

3 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.

Sacrifice Again in the Third Jewish Temple

Ezek 40:41-43
41 Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew their sacrifices.

42 And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt offering, of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad, and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments wherewith they slew the burnt offering and the sacrifice.

43 And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.


Edited by DDSrail

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