Did Israel Walk Into
don’t know, call me cynical but something smells
fishy. From one perspective an onlooker might view Israel’s heavy handed
response to 20 years of Hezbollah stick poking justified, the abduction of the
two Israelii soldiers from within Israel's own border
the straw that broke the camel's back, and the ongoing shelling, Israel's
desire to finally rid themselves of these ideologically demented thugs so they
can finally live in peace.
might also reasonably conclude that America's apparent
silence to Israel's bombardment of Lebanon is so that Israel can complete what
it began many years before. But could it also be the case that in this instance
Israel has unwittingly
walked into a long plotted trap?
Robert Fisk, a London journalist wrote the following regarding the
American response to the September 11 travesty. .
. . . The U.S.
looked the other way in 1982 when the Israeli Army, led by Ariel Sharon,
invaded Lebanon at
the cost of nearly 18,000 lives. The U.S.
didn't flinch when Israel's Phalangist militia allies massacred 1,800 people in a
three-day orgy of rape and murder in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila. That massacre,
which was carried out with Sharon's
blessings, began on Sept.
16, 1982, almost 19 years to the day of the World Trade Center and
Randolph T. Holhut of the Albion
Monitor commented further . . .
But our backing of Israel
during these horrific atrocities was only the start of the Lebanon
tragedy. The battleship New
Jersey shelled Lebanon in
1983 and we were shocked when suicide bombers retaliated by first blowing up
our embassy and later the Marine barracks in Beirut.
After the death of 241 Marines, the U.S. to
quietly withdraw from Lebanon and
let Israel do
the rest of the dirty work.
In the 1980s, the U.S.
spent more than $2 billion to train and arm the Mujaheddin
including bin Laden, to kill the Russians. We armed Iraq so
they could kill Iranians, and secretly armed Iran so
they could kill Iraqis. We propped up corrupt dictatorships and monarchies in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi
Arabia and other Arab
countries, and fought the Persian Gulf War on their behalf when Iraq
became our enemy. And the U.S. is
the world's top arms dealer, with the Middle
East countries we support among our best
None of these facts excuses the attacks of Sept. 11, but this nation
cannot ignore them in the conduct of this new war. Our conduct in the Middle
East has indeed been less than honorable and has been more motivated by a
desire to keep oil flowing to the industrialized world than a desire to help
establish and maintain true freedom and democracy in any of the nations in the
region save for Israel.
From another perspective of this
multifaceted dilemma however, it is not at all illogical to suspect that Israel has in fact walked right into a trap.
As I was listening to news reports coming
out of Lebanon on Friday (July 21, 2006), comments from Hezbollah's leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah
jumped out at me and sent chills down my spine. He boasted that Israel had no idea
how many weapons they had, he spoke
of the surprises in store for them in
what he said would be, "the next
stage". That sounds quite strategic to me how about you? Could this provocation have had a long-term
outcome in mind? With the killing of so
many civilians born out of the cowardly tactics employed by Hezbollah in
launching their rockets from behind women and children and then running away,
the world's outrage is beginning to escalate.
The Bible speaks of a time when the whole
world will be against Israel. . .
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be
in the siege both against Judah and
against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all
that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered
together against it. (Zechariah
The Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Commentary says
this of Zechariah 12:3 . . .
(Zec_14:4, Zec_14:6-9, Zec_14:13).
Jerome states it was a custom in Palestine to test the strength of youths by
their lifting up a massive stone; the phrase, “burden themselves
with it,” refers to this custom. Compare Mat_21:44 : The Jews
“fell” on the rock of offense, Messiah, and were “broken”; but the rock shall
fall on Antichrist, who “burdens himself with it” by his assault on the
restored Jews, and “grind him to powder.”
all ... people of ... earth — The Antichristian confederacy against
the Jews shall be almost universal.
escalating civilian death toll in Lebanon cause
all the people of the earth to be gathered against the Jewish nation? Could
this escalation of hostilities bring the Middle East to
the precipice of world War 3? And the rise of Antichrist and his seven-year
Father's timetable has always been clearly understood when one watches the Jew.
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