" I Will Gather All Nations Against Jerusalem to Battle" - the LORD

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This information is offered with the hope that YOU can come to KNOW the Lord personally.  Updated 05-14-2006




Zechariah 14:2   For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

How can such a thing happen?  What might the impetus be for such a thing?  One must remember that in addition to the United States, there is the interest of the Arab Nations, Russia, the European Union, and the Vatican (all of whom have a stake in the outcome).  If the plan outlined below is, in fact, true; there will be enormous opposition to it.  Even if this plan is false, if it is believed to be true, the result will be the same.


from the website
http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2002/2914passover_war.html
we  read:

The journal Israel and Palestine Strategic Update for March 25, edited by veteran Israeli peace activist Maxim Ghilan, warned that broader war plans have been under discussion by the Pentagon war hawks, led by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and some of those surrounding Vice President Dick Cheney, who "have elaborated a strategic plan directed at re-drawing the Middle Eastern map. " This plan is "based on Ariel Sharon's and Shaul Mofaz's direct and detailed suggestions.... According to this concept, and after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq by Anglo-American forces, the Palestinians would be 'evacuated' [thrown out] from both Western Palestine/Eretz Israel and from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This would allow Israel to become an 'ethnically pure' Jewish State."

The journal's forecast continued, "Jordan would be included in Greater Israel, up to the Iraqi border, perhaps with some minor border-corrections. The Hashemite Kingdom would disappear.... The Palestinians would be evacuated and driven over the Iraqi border and settled in population-poor and underdeveloped Iraqi areas.... Syria's regime would be overthrown in a 'Blitzkrieg,' a lightning-fast Israeli/American offensive and a new, pro-American free market Syrian state established instead."

In early April the Israeli-Lebanon border heated up, with the firing of anti-tank rockets and other incidents in the disputed zone. Sharon has threatened to launch a strong reprisal against Hezbollah's alleged sponsors, Syria and Iran. In this context, Rumsfeld's March 28 emphatic addition of Syria to the "axis of evil" had dangerous implications.

The other flashpoints are Jordan and Egypt. Up to eight weeks of military operations in the West Bank will, without doubt, send desperate Palestinians across the Jordan River to seek safety in the Hashemite Kingdom . This possibility terrifies Jordan, which has kept its border closed up until now. With a Jordanian population which is already over 50% Palestinian, it may be impossible to keep these borders closed. A new massive flow of refugees fleeing Israel's offensive could lead to a collapse of the Jordanian monarchy .

If Israel launches operations in the Gaza Strip, Egypt would face the same prospect of refugees fleeing across its borders. Already in the recent past, Israeli military units have made incursions into Egyptian territory during flanking operations against the Palestinians in Gaza. These incursions, though recently reported in the Israeli press, have been kept out of the international media.

As Israel regionalizes the war, moving against Lebanon and Syria, its forces will be overextended. To be able to maintain the escalation, then, Sharon will be tempted to move to the nuclear option. The two most likely targets for such a nuclear strike, would be Baghdad and Tehran.

 
Now, from the Bible :


Joel 3:1   For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem ,

(this occurs when Israel is returned to Jerusalem from its captivity and worldwide dispersion).

Joel 3:2   I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel , whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

(for His people Israel whom they have scattered and because they "parted [HIS] land" will the LORD do this)

Joel 3:9   Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles ; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near ; let them come up:

Joel 3:10   Beat your plowshares into swords , and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

Joel 3:11   Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

Joel 3:12   Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

Joel 3:13   Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

Joel 3:14   Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

Joel 3:15   The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Joel 3:16   The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake : but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Joel 3:17   So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more .


Prophecy is an amazing thing!

7-20-2002 Update
In connection with the quote (above) "Jordan would be included in Greater Israel" read this concerning a new "crown ."
Whether this crown is for "greater Israel" remains to be seen.  However, an attack upon Iraq could help secure the crown.


11-02-2003

Taking a much broader perspective on United States military and foreign policy we can find much material to read.
From the webpage http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/etc/wolf.html
We read the following  about the "Defense Planning Guide" of 1992

Paul Wolfowitz, then-under secretary of defense for policy, supervised the drafting of a 1992 policy statement on America's mission in the post-Cold War era. Called the "Defense Planning Guidance," it is an internal set of military guidelines that typically is prepared every few years by the Defense Department. This policy guidance is distributed to military leaders and civilian Defense Department heads to provide them with a geopolitical framework for assessing their force level and bugetary needs.
The 46-page classified document circulated for several weeks at senior levels in the Pentagon. But controversy erupted after it was leaked to The New York Times and The Washington Post and the White House ordered then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney to rewrite it.

Key Points/Excerpts:

· The number one objective of U.S. post-Cold War political and military strategy should be preventing the emergence of a rival superpower.

"Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power. These regions include Western Europe, East Asia, the territory of the former Soviet Union, and Southwest Asia.
"There are three additional aspects to this objective: First the U.S must show the leadership necessary to establish and protect a new order that holds the promise of convincing potential competitors that they need not aspire to a greater role or pursue a more aggressive posture to protect their legitimate interests. Second, in the non-defense areas, we must account sufficiently for the interests of the advanced industrial nations to discourage them from challenging our leadership or seeking to overturn the established political and economic order. Finally, we must maintain the mechanisms for deterring potential competitors from even aspiring to a larger regional or global role."

· Another major U.S. objective should be to safeguard U.S. interests and promote American values.

According to the draft document, the U.S. should aim "to address sources of regional conflict and instability in such a way as to promote increasing respect for international law, limit international violence, and encourage the spread of democratic forms of government and open economic systems."
The draft outlines several scenarios in which U.S. interests could be threatened by regional conflict: "access to vital raw materials, primarily Persian Gulf oil; proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles, threats to U.S. citizens from terrorism or regional or local conflict, and threats to U.S. society from narcotics trafficking."
The draft relies on seven scenarios in potential trouble spots to make its argument -- with the primary case studies being Iraq and North Korea.

· If necessary, the United States must be prepared to take unilateral action.

There is no mention in the draft document of taking collective action through the United Nations.
The document states that coalitions "hold considerable promise for promoting collective action," but it also states the U.S. "should expect future coalitions to be ad hoc assemblies" formed to deal with a particular crisis and which may not outlive the resolution of the crisis.

The document states that what is most important is " the sense that the world order is ultimately backed by the U.S ." and that "the United States should be postured to act independently when collective action cannot be orchestrated" or in a crisis that calls for quick response.

End of quotes

This document is the seed of the "preemptive" doctrine as espoused by President Bush during his speech at West Point.
The doctrine of preemption becomes necessary once you adopt the position that you must prevent the emergence of a rival power.

Search the internet for "Defense Policy Guidance" and for the PNAC ("Project for the New American Century") to see that the roots of the war on terrorism long predated 9-11.  Several articles are available here: http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Defense_Policy_Guidance_1992-1994


See also the official doctrine of the Naval War College as it relates to a continual state of war.


The point of many of these articles is the PERCEPTION that the United States has "imperialistic" objectives in the world and in the middle east in particular.  This PERCEPTION (and actual United States policies) will eventually lead to the campaign of Armageddon.  Whether one believes the truth of the "imperialistic" intent of the United States may not be the point.  The point is whether potential rivals believe in such an intent.

The Bible says "pride goeth before the fall."

End 11-02-2003


07-11-2005

Apparently, we are not the only ones who believe big things are going to start happening in Israel.  The US Army Corps of Engineers do as well.  They are building some major facilities for Israel (or is it the United Nations troops?, which the Bible says one day will occupy Jerusalem.)

Zechariah 14:2   For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

Pictures of the facilities may be found on these links.
Please note that a construction sign says the completion date is 31.08.05.  (This is the "European" format for Aug 31, 2005).
The closeup of the sign is shown on the goldenreport.com.
I am making no opinion (pro or con) about either of these 2 websites.  Just thought you should see the photographs for yourself.  Some of Barry's commentary is interesting, to say the least.

http://barrychamish.com/html/more_us_army_israel.html

http://barrychamish.com/html/us_army_israel.html

http://www.thegoldenreport.com/asp/jerrysnewsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=928&z=1

End 07-11-2005


07-21-2005

From Janes Intelligence Digest reports, Copyright Janes Intelligence Digest  (in response to the Gaza Strip disengagement of the Israeli settlers)
Accordingly, on 12 July Israel's police were placed on a rare 'state of emergency alert' - the highest security status. In a desperate step police were ordered to stop buses in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, confiscate drivers' licences and remove protest-bound passengers in order to keep disengagement opponents from reaching the protest site.

Zechariah 14:2   For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

How long can it be before half the city of Jerusalem is placed into captivity?

End 07-21-2005


05-14-2006

The following article is replete with information regarding why the US invaded Iraq and why the current situation with Iran exists as well (along with why the US is promoting the Hashemite Kingdom).  However, what I want to focus on is the motivation of China.  China gets oil from Iran.  The strategy of threatening Iran is also a threat to China.  China assuredly will be one of the kings of the east that cross the Euphrates River in the book of Revelation.

http://middleeast.org/articles/2006/5/1424.htm

* China -- There are others who think that an invasion of Iraq and targeting of Iran is part a geo-political move by United States to block China's emergence as a world power by restricting its access to oil.

The United States is concerned with losing its dominant position in East Asia to China. Both political and military authorities have voiced this concern. In the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review Report, China is identified as a major concern.

"Of the major and emerging powers, China has the greatest potential to compete militarily with the United States and field disruptive military technologies that could over time offset traditional U.S. military advantages, absent U.S. counter strategies. China is an emerging world power." 

The report goes on to point out that the United States should take all necessary steps to (in the case of hostilities) to deny China its strategic and operational objectives.

"The United States will work to ensure that all major and emerging powers are integrated as constructive actors and stakeholders into the international system. It will also seek to ensure that no foreign power can dictate the terms of regional or global security. It will attempt to dissuade any military competitor from developing disruptive or other capabilities that could enable regional hegemony or hostile action against the United States or other friendly countries, and it will seek to deter aggression or coercion. Should deterrence fail, the United States would deny a hostile power its strategic and operational objectives."


End 05-14-2006





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