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PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 62
WHAT IS THE NATIONALITY OF THE ANTICHRIST?
Part 1
April 5, 2002
We will eventually get around to proving the answer to this question in future parts of this update series, and will keep up with current events by issuing special updates about them as they occur between the parts of this series.
 
We begin this series with a prophecy written more than 700 years before Christ fulfilled it in his final days.
Micah 5:1 [1]  Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
“NOW GATHER THYSELF IN TROOPS, O  DAUGHTER OF TROOPS:”
 
There are few cities on this planet that can compare with Israel on the number of times she has been conquered over and over again in history, many times being retaken by those troops once driven out.  Truly,
 
SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 62A
April 7, 2002
Cleaning Out Rat Nests!
When al-Qaeda suicide bombers killed Americans by the thousands last September we entered into the area that was harboring them to destroy an infrastructure that we knew to be responsible for the attacks.
 
When the Hamas, Hizbollah, and Fatah suicide bombers did the same to the Israelis they also entered into the area that was harboring them and have, and are, doing the same, that is, destroying an infrastructure that they know to be responsible for them.
 
I am certainly aware of technological differences in the two operations, but they both have the same objective, that is, to root out, destroy, and/or severely disrupt, the terror networks in the rat nests used to plan future attacks against innocent civilians.  It may seem that our President has been dragging his feet on letting the IDF continue its activities by not issuing harsh warnings to Israel to stop the operation, but that is not the case, and only recently has he strengthened his statements telling Israel to get out of the Palestinian rat holes.  All this was necessary before any type of peace negotiations could possibly hope to produce a workable arrangement.  This plan was formulated some time ago before Ehud Barak took office, and was one of the facets of a “forced peace” arrangement that I outlined in many previous prophecy updates.  Our encounter with the terrorists, and our proper reaction to it, has allowed Ariel Sharon a liberty to do the same, and I  must say, for a valid reason.
 
In previous updates I have constantly mentioned several Palestinian Rat Nest Cities that are surrounded by the Palestinian refugee camps where equipment is produced for terror bombings, and where, in those outlying areas  of numerous limestone caves, many different types of potent munitions are cleverly concealed.  The cities constantly referred to were Ramallah, Qalqilya, Jenin, Tulkarm, and Nablus.  The IDF entered Ramallah on March 29th, Qalkilya on April 1st, Jenin on April 3rd, and Nablus on April 3rd.  Israel must clean out the terrorist rat nests before any meaningful negotiations can be conducted.  This will also speed up the process I have outlined over and over again, that is, the Arab countries that control the terrorists calling them off until Israel is lulled into a false sense of security by a false peace.  The Israeli forces are in a mopping up action even as I am writing this on Saturday night, April 6th.  Soon they will have accomplished their objectives and withdraw from the Palestinian cities, but do not be surprised if they form a ring on roads around them to tightly monitor all traffic that goes in and out, and they might maintain it longer than I suspect if they go on to initiate the “forced peace” plan they have discussed, but never implemented.
 
I told you in Prophecy Update Number 61A that all the horror and carnage would continue for a while, and it has, but I repeat what I have been saying since 2001, that the sponsoring Arab nations would call off the terrorists in 2002, and peace negotiations would begin before the year 2003 dawns.  I am still amazed at the vast number of people worldwide who are afraid the current Middle East carnage in Israel will keep on escalating until it turns into the final battle of Armageddon.  If you must worry about the battle of Armageddon, then do it when you see what finally appears to be peace arrive in the Middle East.  After a brief period of this phony peace, a lightning strike of 10 Islamic nations will tear south through Israel faster than Hitler’s troops shot through the low countries into France at the beginning of WW 2. 
SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 62B
April 8, 2002
Please read Prophecy Update 61A before considering 61B.
What Israel is doing in Palestinian cities and refugee camps had to be accomplished before she could ever believe a peace with security was possible.  If Israel had left the strong infrastructure of terrorist complexes intact within the territory of Palestinian occupation, it would have been a formula for disaster after the negotiations of peace had been completed.  Even when I retired from the NSA in 1971, all branches of the Israeli governmental structures recognized the insanity of attempting to make peace with a state within itself filled with active terrorist units that were protected by a Palestinian police force, which was really a Palestinian army trained to fight Israelis.  The elimination, or severe crippling of this threatening type of infrastructure is now being carried out by the IDF.  This current action is the “forced peace” that I have advised for some two years would be imposed by Israel unless the terrorist groups were eliminated by Yassar Arafat.  You will find descriptions of its characteristics in past Prophecy and Birth Pang Updates.  I have also advised for some 24 years that Arafat could not eliminate the terrorist groups even if he desired to do so.  The Hamas, Hizbollah, and Islamic Jihad have always been more or less under the control of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran.  And even Arafat’s terrorist group, Fatah, has splinter groups he could not control.
 
The IDF went into the Palestinian cities and refugee camps on a planned, methodical hunt for weapons, explosives, munitions labs, and known terrorist militants.  Thus far some 1500 of the Palestinians arrested have yielded 500 to 600 fugitives they were seeking, and of those 70 to 80 were involved in planning attacks on Israel.  Additionally, they have confiscated some 2000 rifles and uncovered 15 labs used for making explosives.
 
The Israelis now seem satisfied with their terrorist cleanups in Turkarm and Qalkilya, and should pull out of these cities very soon.  However, I strongly suspect they will follow the original “peace plan” formulated during the administration of Benjamin Netanyahu, in which case they will form a ringed parameter around all the cities they leave at a respectable distance, and closely monitor all traffic going in and out of the areas.  It will probably take a few more days before they are satisfied with their terrorist cleanups in Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem, and a few others.  But I also suspect that when they do pull out a monitoring parameter ring will also be formed around all cities having been known to harbor terrorists.
 
All this anti-terrorist activity by the IDF against these groups controlled by Islamic countries is making it plain to them that terrorists will never drive Israel into the Mediterranean Sea.  They will soon call them off with the promise of a future Jihad and, believe it or not, either a “forced” or negotiated peace will come in this year.  But when peace finally comes to the Middle East it will not last long, but will be broken by a surprise Jihad from the north after Israel has been lulled into a false sense of security. 
 
I Thessalonians 5:3,4
[3] For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
 

SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 62C

April 10, 2002

Representatives from the United States, the European Union, and Russia are meeting today in Spain to discuss ways to put more pressure on Israel to leave occupied Palestinian cities in the West Bank, but today’s vicious terrorist bombing of an express bus on a major highway to the southeast of Haifa is likely to cause the Israelis to extend their operations longer than they had planned.  It gives them added justification for the continuation of the destruction and disruption of the terrorist infrastructure imbedded in PA cities and refugee camps.  They will pull out eventually, but only when they believe it will produce a “peace with security” for them as a nation.

The IDF entered Ramallah on March 29th, Beit Jala and Qalkilya on April 1st, Tulkarm and Bethlehem on April 2nd, Jenin, Salfit, and Nablus on April 3rd, Hebron on April 4th, Qabatiyah and Yatta on April 6th, and Dura on April 9th.  Israel seems determined to create a situation where they can have security with peace, and they will withdraw from these cities when they believe they have sufficiently limited the terrorist infrastructure to create such a situation.  Every Israel leader, without exception, from the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, has made this statement over and over: “We must have peace with security,” and one can hardly blame them, for a peace without security is no peace.

The operation that Israel is now conducting in the PA cities and refugee camps was formalized during the time of Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration, a man whom I greatly admire and respect.  It was known as a “forced peace.”  I warned about this last year (2001) in Prophecy Update Number 3 as I wrote in the closing paragraph: “Ariel Sharon may try to put a ‘forced peace’ on the Palestinians before the terrorist groups shut down.  This was one of the options considered by his party in the past.  But it will not work.  Watch for a cessation of terrorism.  Then, after a brief period of false peace, look for a vicious surprise from the north out of Syria.”

A “forced peace” will not work to bring TRUE peace to Israel.  It will limit the abilities of the terrorist to carry out their activities.  And this being the case, the countries that sponsor them, primarily Syria, Iran, and Iraq, will call them off to lull Israel into a false sense of security, which will allow a surprise Jihad attack to be a success.  A TRUE peace cannot come to the Middle East until Jesus Christ returns as the Messiah, the Lion of Judah.  So a “forced peace” will only allow Israel to believe she has sufficient security to allow a Palestinian State within her that she can destroy if the need arises.

In I Thessalonians 5, verse 3, the word “safety” in Koine Greek is more akin to the word “security” in the English language, but safety without security is not safety.

I Thessalonians 5:3,4

[3] For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

If you want to see the original “forced peace” plan, look back in our Prophecy Archives at Prophecy Update 26A which we issued last year.  They are putting a modified version of it in place at the present time.  In the end the Palestinians will negotiate because they have little choice other than to do so, and the Israelis will do so because they will feel they can finally have security after the negotiations are completed. 
 

SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 62D

April 10, 2002

Three years before I retired at the National Security Agency, in 1968, there was an Israeli security plan put forward by their Foreign Minister Yigal Allon.  It was drawn up by him, but never put into effect and, for that matter, I do not remember it being put forward as an official proposal.  As I recall, the plan was to completely surround the West Bank with a security buffer zone.  I retired in 1971 and, quite frankly, my memory may not recall the details specifically, but it seems to me that the security buffer zone was to be about three miles deep, except on the side facing the Jordan River, where I think it was to be seven to 10 miles in width.  The Israelis seem to think this would provide them with security from the actions of the Palestinians enclosed within it.  The more I think about it, the more it seems to me this was what was presented as a proposal under the Benjamin Netanyahu administration in a modified version.  And what is now happening in Israel may also be a modified version of the old Allon Security Buffer Zone Plan.  They would first eliminate or cripple the terrorist infrastructure in the cities and refugee camps, then pull back a few miles and establish a security ring around the individual areas, and then finally seal in most of the West Bank with a security buffer zone to give them a feeling of peace and safety from the terrorists within the West Bank.

That may, or may not, be Israel’s final objective, but I will guarantee you this, the Palestinians and all Islamic nations will hate it.  And if anything will cause a false peace to come in, this action will insure it.  A false peace is coming to the Middle East.  It may be a “forced peace” or a negotiated peace, or a combination of both, but it will be a false peace that gives Israel a sense of “Peace and safety,” and it will be broken with the agony and pain that suddenly comes upon a woman before giving birth to a child, and that pain and agony will last for some 1260 days.

I Thessalonians 5:3,4

[3] For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Revelation 12:6

[6] And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.