George Bush sen's dealings with Saddam Hussein during the
years 1990-1991 were not very impressive. As many commentators pointed out, the
Allied Forces brushed away the cobwebs but left the spider, the person of Saddam
The Challenge Weekly newspaper, 30 January 2001, printed an
article with much interesting information.
"Iraq has built up an impressive arsenal of chemical and
biological weapons, despite the efforts of the U.N. inspection teams over the
years. In his arsenal are anthrax spores, VX gas, botulinim toxin and sarin gas
in quantities sufficient to kill every human being on the planet, if he had the
delivery system to use it all.
It takes one billionth of a gram of anthrax to be lethal. VX,
an odourless, colourless, water-like liquid that turns into gas on contact with
oxygen is so deadly that 10 milligrams guarantees a slow painful death
Botulinim toxin kills relatively slowly, taking as long as
three days for the first symptoms; death follows soon after. One billionth of a
gram is all it takes. Saddam has more than 5,400 gallons of this deadly stuff.
In the days leading up to the inauguration of President Bush,
Saddam grew increasingly belligerent. There is no question that he, along with a
number of other regional tyrants, will test president Bush's resolve toward
standing for Israel's survival...
It is almost impossible for the Western mind to really
understand how much Saddam hates Israel...
When former enemies within the Muslim world of the Middle
East welcome back into the brotherhood a rogue member like Iraq, it is a sure
fire signal that an attack on Israel is being considered...
Don't look now, but this is exactly the way Israel's
ancient prophets foresaw the events of the Last Days." End Quote.
Saddam Hussein calls for the annihilation of Israel.
Thus read the article in the Challenge Weekly, 30 January
"Iraqi President Saddam Hussein called for the annihilation
of the state of Israel and for the establishment of a "Palestine state from
the river to the sea."...
Saddam called on the Arab states to enable his army to pass
through their land on its way to annihilate Israel.
The Iraqi leader said he would shell Israel daily for six
months from land and sea in order to bring about Palestinian independence...
Demonstrators...called on the Iraqi leader to repeat the Scud
"Dear Saddam, hit Tel Aviv," they said...
US European theatre forces, as well as British special forces
troops, may be headed to Israel within a couple of weeks...
Daniel Sobelman is correspondent for Reuters." End
In the same newspaper we saw the following headings, Syria
OK's Iraqi troops near border .
Syrian army full alert.
USA warns Damascus it is playing with fire.
Israel relays warnings to Syria of massive attacks.
"Israel has relayed warnings to Syria through both the
United States and the European Union that a Hizbollah attack on the northern
border would result in massive retaliation that would change the balance of
power in the Middle East..." End Quote.
Should Saddam assist Arafat to have 4 million
Palestinians return to the land of Israel then the prophecy of Zechariah 14:1-3
could well be fulfilled at this, our day.
"Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be
divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to
battle, and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the woman
ravished, and half the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of
the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth, and
fight against those nations, and when he fought in the day of battle."
There is no doubt that we are living at the end of a
generation. We turn to the book of Luke 21:28 and read the comforting words of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look
up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh."