The "Great War" (Daniel 10:1 NIV) -- ...

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    Today, many keen bible students have come to discern the fact that the "Wild Beast" spoken of in the book of Revelation, actually represents a political entity which is under Satan the Devil?s control and thus is in complete opposition Jehovah God and His ?Kingdom? Interests upon earth. However, what is not commonly known among religionists today is that the ?7-Headed? entity itself, actually has not as of yet, been fully formed yet. What I mean by that statement is that the 7-Headed "Wild Beast" that Revelation speaks of itself pertains to the future, or it is a "beast" that will formulate in the near future for us, as a "7-headed" that must go thru several phases or vicissitudes, finally, before it becomes the ?7-Headed? Political Entity the bible speaks of that makes a devastating attack upon the "holy ones" and to "conquer them" as the "Two Witnesses" of God. -- Revelation 11:7; Revelation 13:5-7

    As we recall, this moving drama about the "wild beast" forms when the "woman", a heaven-high, heavenly adorned "woman," is sent "fleeing" to the wilderness, as a form of punishment from God. A "Woman" that is "persecuted" by the Dragon directly. Bible prophecy shows this mystery "woman" who is "fed" by God Almighty in the "Wilderness" will prove to be none other than the Jehovah?s Witnesses as an organization or people, complete with the "stars," "moon," and "sun" proving themselves to be the "heavenly body" leaders and corporate heads of the JW Organization, especially the Governing Body itself. -- Revelation 12:1, 2, 6, 13, 14

    Bible prophecy indicates that very shortly, the JW Organization in its entirety, will come under attack and intense persecution from the political factions of this world, even here in the United States too. This all occurs just after the "Great War" that is shortly to come upon us now, just comes to an abrupt end. The "Great War" of Daniel 10:1 (NIV). Immediately afterwhich, the JW organization will be chased to the wilderness, showing that they have lost all of Jehovah's blessings and spirit, totally. God will allow all of this to happen to them as punishment for being transgressors against His Will. -- Psalms 74:3-10; Daniel 8:12-14; Daniel 11:40, 41; Revelation 12:6, 14-16; Revelation 13:5-7

    It is from this setting, that we first see or get our very first glimpse of the notorious "Babylon the Great," the old disgusting "Harlot," yes the infamous "Mother of the Harlots," who has positioned herself upon the "wild beast" to ride the political "wild beast" [United Nations Organization] for all its worth. Actually, Babylon The Great, forms after the JW Organization exists for some time within the "wilderness," after much intense persecution has been experienced by the JW family. In fact, Babylon the Great is actually formed by a unique metamorphosis of the JW Organization, while under intense persecution in the "wilderness", where the majority of Jehovah?s Witnesses will side with the Governing Body Leadership in total compromise and receive the "mark of the beast" in high treason against God as real "apostates". This great event is just ahead of us for all the world to see. -- Daniel 11:32; Revelation 13:14-17.

    John shows us just how such a thing could happen?the formation of Babylon The Great and how it gets its beginning,

    "And he carried me away in the power of the spirit into a wilderness. And I caught sight of a woman sitting upon a scarlet-colored wild beast that was full of blasphemous names and that had seven heads and ten horns." -- Revelation 17:3

    Babylon the Great actually gets her start, while in the "wilderness," which is the exact same place we recall, that the "woman" has been chased previously, as mentioned in Revelation 12:6, 14. Also we notice above that the "wild beast" has "7 heads and 10 horns." Now, this description of the "10 horns" reminds us of the 4th tremendously destructive "beast" of the book of Daniel 7th chapter. This "beast" we remember, is said to be particularly "fearsome and terrible and unusually strong." Also, from this "extraordinarily fearsome" beast, will also come forth, from among these ?10 horns,? a most notorious "small horn" leader, who becomes the Chief Persecutor of all God's People, yes Jehovah?s Witnesses, and also winds up ?harassing? as the prophecy says, the ?holy ones of the Supreme One,? the future kingdom heirs of God. (Daniel 7:18-27) Yes, this ?small horn? figure then, thus becomes the real Leader of this particularly brutal "10-horned" beast, or cruel beastly governmental set-up, as the much feared "King of the North" that we have all heard and read so much about in the book of Daniel. Yes, he becomes the Chief Person, among real persecutors of God?s Name People?this one we know today, as OSAMA BIN LADEN!!!

    Yes, this person most responsible for the 9-11 attack upon [NY Trade Center Buildings] America, yes the true leader of the ?Al-Qaida? [The Base] Network of Islamic Extremists, who continues to escape the grasp of America and its military machinery, yes this one, will be the one who will take the lead in the persecution of modern-day "Israel" of our times, Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide, before Jehovah brings it to a halt. Osama bin Laden, yes, the one who leads a small group of people, the "Al-Qaida" Network, the "small nation" spoken of in Daniel 11:23. Yes, the one who will become quite famous, quite powerful indeed, as THE LEADER of the international Islamic Community, that must be reckoned with, finally. When this one has fully accomplished his will concerning his Great "Jihad" against the West, against America, when this "Great War", this so-called "holy Jihad" is over?AFTER?after the ?Great War? of Daniel 10:1 is fought and won by himself as the infamous ?King of the North,? who defeats, the ?King of the South,? or American and supporting nations, in the most bloody, devastating war the world has ever, ever seen before -- then, yes then, the "King of the North," will make much trouble for God's Name People...much trouble indeed! ? Daniel 7:18-27; Daniel 8:23-25; Daniel 10:1 NIV; Matthew 24:7; Revelation 6:4; Revelation 13:5-7

    To be sure, this coming "small horn" leader, then will prove to be the Real Leader of the "10 horned" political entity that devastates the earth in terrible warfare. And even after he, Osama bin Laden is dead and gone, yes bible prophecy indicates still, that the "10-Horned" Beast, will continue to prove themselves to be the real enemies of God?s Name People, right up to the end of this system of things, when the Holy "Mountain of Decoration," has to be defended by God Almighty Himself. -- Daniel 7:7,8, 19-22; Daniel 11:44, 45

    It will be during such a difficult time as these described above, the initial stages of persecution against Jehovah's Witnesses, the "woman," that the JW Organization will crumble, become totally disillusioned, and finally in complete defeat and compromise, willingly and disgracefully, accept or receive the "mark of the beast", under the leadership of the wicked, disgustingly, cowardly, Governing Body leadership of our modern day times. It will be this particularly "fierce king," who strangely, "understands ambiguous sayings," yes strangely "ambiguous" words known as the so-called "Holy Koran" book itself, yes this particular Religious Leader himself, will lead God's Name People, into complete "apostasy" before God?just as God?s unfailing Word, predicts! -- Daniel 8:23-25; Daniel 11:30, 32

    Of course, we remember the WTS has said in their publications in the past, that the 7 "heads" on the ?Wild Beast,? actually picture 7 successive governments down thru the ages, starting with namely Egypt, and then moving to Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome and finally the Anglo-American duo world power. However, this explanation is obviously wrong since we remember, John is given a vision of the future and not of the distant past. So, John is not an inspired historian, in this instance, retelling the past to us, but he is shown the "things that must take place," as of the future. He is seeing things of our day, of our future, as from the 1st century, and on. But not of the past. Revelation 1:1 and Revelation 4:1 make that point clear. And when we come to appreciate this fact, then this means as we might expect, yes the "heads" on the beast are CONTEMPORARY governments, contemporary ?beasts,? that exist at the same time, and not successive governments that follow one another, over a long period of time, starting as it were, many centuries ago.

    The book of Revelation helps us to see, the United Nations is the key figure here too, since it represents the organization that can bring all of the governments together in a unison of power. However, at different times, key nations, actually express control of this political power entity of the United Nations Organization. For example, we see the "Security Council" with its five PERMANENT MEMBERS, actually showing all of the real power and authority of our time. Actually, these "five" kings [or five governments] are referred to in Revelation 17:10. They are the same "five kings" that occupy the seat of Permanent Members of the Security Council for the United Nations Organization...the ones that have what is called: Veto Power. These ?five? will be in power and vogue, during the time the ?Great War? of Daniel 10:1 (NIV), will occur. John was told the following:

    "And there are seven kings: five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet arrived, but when he does arrive he must remain a short while." ? Revelation 17:10

    What this means is that, when the real trouble starts, "five will have fallen" in total warfare and influence toward world affairs. In other words, a "Great War" is on the horizon, with the "five kings", the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council, "falling" in their influence to control the world situation anymore. They will have "fallen" in the eyes of the world, in power and in influence as regards to WORLD POLICY. What they think, at this time, will no longer be considered by worldly nations to be ?germaine?, or even relevant, as respects, international policy around the globe. No but, at this time, after the ?Great War,? yes, there will be only one "king" at this time, to really deal with. One real force to be reckoned with. And it will be during this unusual time, after the "Great War," when this "king", this particularly "fierce king" will exercise great political and military influence upon the world scene. It will be under these particularly difficult circumstances for the Western World, these unexpected circumstances that the Organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, will receive the "mark of the beast", under the leadership of the wicked, nefarious Governing Body leadership of our times. This "fierce king," the then prevailing "King of the North," will lead God's Name People, Jehovah's Witnesses as a nation and people, into "APOSTASY" before God. -- Daniel 8:23-25; Daniel 11:30, 32; Revelation 13:14-18

    When the prophecy says, the "one that is," or the "king that is," it means the one prevailing "king" or "kingdom" or "mountain" that represents the new ruling power, which will be in vogue at the time that "Babylon The Great" gets on the back of the "wild beast", while they are conveniently dwelling, "in the wilderness." When this happens, this one particularly "fierce king" -- Osama bin Laden, will then be in power, and will control things, politically, from a world scene point of view. Bible Prophecy is clear!!!

    Daniel 8:23-25 speaks of him as being a particularly "fierce king" that is coming into power, and gains his power, yes thru "intrigue." Daniel 11:30-32 shows, that he, acting the part of the "king of the North," will lead "those acting wickedly against the Covenant" of God, into complete "apostasy". And he leads the leadership, particularly the Governing Body of Jehovah?s Witnesses, yes and the majority (but not all) of the JW Organization, he will lead into complete "apostasy." This act in itself, will fully reveal the "man of lawlessness" in fact to be the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses. In other words, the JW Organization will receive at that time, the dreaded "mark of the beast" in full compromise before Jehovah God, at the "smooth" behest of this new political "king" of our time, the "small horn" Islamic Leader, who will powerfully control world policy, the same way America controls it today. A new "fierce King" altogether, the "small horn," who is also at that time, the prevailing "king of the North."

    And all of this will be made possible, because just before this spiritual deflection of the JW Organization, America, as a particularly powerful "head" of the "five kings" that have fallen -- yes, America will have received the "deathstroke," or the "swordstroke" during the "Great War" that is spoken of by the prophet at Daniel 10:1 (NIV). Bible prophecy indicates that the world's ONLY SUPERPOWER of our modern day times, yes, the United States of America and its mighty military, high technologically advanced army itself, the greatest army in the world itself, will lose this war...and will fare ever so badly, and suffer dearly, in the next World War that is shortly before us. And a newly united Islamic Conference of Nations, the "ten toes" of the mighty statute or "image" envisioned by King Nebuchadnezzar as mentioned in Daniel 2:40-45 will exist at this time. Yes, those "Ten Toes" of this Great "Image" should be correctly understood to also represent the "10 horns" on the top of the "terribly fearsome" beast of Daniel 7:23-26. These "Ten Horns" will thus prove to be the collective entity of Islamic Nations, then under the leadership of Osama bin Laden, the "Small Horn" of Bible Prophecy, who will give American a surprising military defeat, and even apply the "deathstroke" to the only so-called Superpower on earth today, the military machinery of United States of America. And bible prophecy indicates, that they (America) will be defeatedly soundly. Afterwhich, Islam will be in power, worldwide, with devastating consequences for all "Christian" religions of the world, as well as the complete destruction and dismantling of the natural nation of "Israel " in the middle east. All of the above described events ensure the future to be particularly bloody, with the prolific use of biological, chemical and even nuclear warfare to be fully employed, with 1 out of every 4 humans upon this planet, experiencing an early demise! In fact, things will be so bad, that even the ecology of this earth will be completely knocked out for a period of time. Yes, nature out of balance, with wild animals attacking humans because of this imbalance in nature and its surrounding wildlife, accompanied with worldwide famine and the terrific spread of infestious diseases, yes deadly "pestilence," all ravaging the world's population at the same time, just as Jesus Christ himself predicted. -- See Matthew 24:7, 8; Luke 21:10, 11; Revelation 6:3-8; Revelation 13:12, 14.

    MORE KEY DEVELOPMENTS: 2 News Items Below

    Islamic states want U.S. out of Iraq
    Iraq divisions, anger at Israeli strike in Syria, mark summit


    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Oct. 11 ? The world?s Islamic states opened their biggest meeting in three years Saturday with a call for the eviction of U.S. troops from Iraq and the rapid restoration of its sovereignty.

    Abdelouahed Belkaziz, the OIC?s secretary general, told the officials that Islamic nations ?are still under the strain of extremely difficult challenges and unprecedented threats to our countries? independence, sovereignty, security and courses.?
    Top priority should go to ?the eviction of foreign forces from Iraq, allowing the United Nations to administer Iraqi affairs (as a) prelude to restoration of Iraq?s independence, and to the rebuilding of what has been destroyed over the past 20 years, all in accordance with a clear and short timetable,? he said.
    Host Malaysia, a moderate, prosperous Southeast Asian country led by blunt-spoken Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, had attempted to keep the U.S.-picked Iraqi Governing Council from taking the seat formerly held by Saddam Hussein?s government, viewing the council as puppets

    Syria declared that it wants the conference to formally condemn Israel?s airstrike against a training base for Palestinian militants on its soil. Damascus claims the base was closed years ago, while Israel insists it was being used recently by suicide bombers plotting attacks.
    Syria has run into snags in the U.N. Security Council in persuading European countries to support a resolution condemning Israel, and the United States has threatened a veto.
    ?We are more hopeful than in any other sphere that the OIC will adopt the resolution supporting our position,? said Bashar Jaafaari, chief of the Syrian delegation.
    The OIC has been dismissed by critics as a toothless talk shop with few concrete achievements. Malaysian officials say their nation, as OIC chair for the next three years, will strive to transform the organization into an effective advocate.

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    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Oct. 12 ? Foreign ministers arriving Sunday at the world?s biggest meeting of Islamic states prepared to welcome Iraq?s new government ? at arm?s length ? and confer another layer of legitimacy to the U.S.-picked body.

    THE MINISTERS, representing the 57 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, arrived as lower-ranking officials from their countries put the final touches on agendas for ministerial meetings Monday and Tuesday, to be followed by a full summit of national leaders Thursday and Friday. With the occupation of Iraq and threats to other countries reinforcing unease that the war on terrorism is turning into persecution of Muslims, officials said the ministers and leaders will discuss resolutions welcoming the Iraqi Governing Council and condemning Israel for last week?s airstrike against Syria.
    They will also hear host Malaysia, led by blunt-spoken Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, urge that the 34-year-old organization cast off a reputation as being little more than a talking shop and show more unity as a strong advocate of Muslim nations on the world stage.

    The status of Iraq since Saddam Hussein was toppled six months ago had led to disagreement in the OIC, with summit host Malaysia contending that no Iraqi government should be seated with the country under U.S. occupation, and the powerful Arab bloc saying that the Governing Council is transitional and legitimate enough, for now.

    The Arab view prevailed, and Iraq will be represented by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, a Kurd, and by Ayad Alawi, current holder of the council?s rotating leadership.
    Delegates said that a resolution would likely welcome the Governing Council but be balanced with calls for Iraq?s return to full independence and sovereignty and control over its own oil.
    The resolution ?is more of a welcome and acknowledgment of the Governing Council and considering it as a step in the right direction,? said Musa Braiza, a senior official from Jordan. ?I am not aware of any opposition.?
    A resolution condemning Israel for launching an airstrike in Syria ? the first such attack in three decades ? was also expected, Syrian officials said. Israel has claimed that the attack targeted a training camp used by Palestinian militants. Syria insists the camp closed years ago.

    Delegates said that no resolution was likely on the issue of sending peacekeepers to Iraq, which has divided Turkey from the Governing Council and other states.

    Turkey, which once ruled much of the Arab world, has offered to send peacekeepers without waiting for Iraq to shift from control of the United States to the United Nations, a stumbling block for other Muslim countries demanding a U.N. mandate.
    The Governing Council has rejected peacekeepers from neighboring countries, fearing they could end up interfering in Iraq?s internal affairs and that Turkey?s long-running conflict with ethnic Kurdish insurgents could spill over to Kurdish areas of northern Iraq.
    The dispute has put the Governing Council on a collision course with its American overseers, who are desperate for foreign troops to relieve the burden on the 130,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
    Malaysia?s Mahathir, a staunch opponent of the U.S. invasion, said in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corp. that persistent attacks on U.S. troops show they are unwelcome in Iraq.
    Mahathir, 77, who retires Oct. 31 after 22 years in power, said the current scenario in Iraq differed from that after World War II when U.S. troops who helped liberate Paris were showered with thanks.
    ?But today, we don?t see that thing happening in Iraq,? Mahathir said.

    End of article

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    COMES DEATH ON A PALE HORSE Osama's Revenge: The Next 9/11: What the Media and the Government Haven't Told You ml

    Bob Cheeks
    Thursday, July 29, 2004

    He walked steadily but not hurriedly. He was neatly dressed in a three-piece Brooks Brothers suit. As he walked he looked directly ahead with a slight smile on his face; no one paid any attention to him. He was everyman; dark-skinned, clean-shaven, with straight black hair neatly combed.

    When he reached the front of the largest building in the very center of the busy city, he put his suitcase down and checked his wristwatch. It was 9:54 a.m. His timing was impeccable. He picked up the suitcase and turned toward the street. Traffic was light; most people had already arrived at their jobs and were working. He said his prayers. A few minutes later he placed the suitcase on the sidewalk and slowly bent over and initiated the firing sequence.

    ?Allah Akbar!? he said, smiling.

    Within seconds a huge fireball rose above the city. Already tens of thousands were dead, while buildings blocks away were twisted and ripped open by a wind calculated to approach 700 miles per hour. Within three minutes the dead and wounded would exceed 1 million Americans.

    This same scenario was repeated at exactly the same time in six additional American cities. Fortunately, two other bombs failed to detonate. The death toll was over 7 million. America was physically devastated, her economy in shambles. No help came from the United Nations. No European countries sent aid.


    The foregoing scenario is fiction, I pray. But if the information provided in Paul L. Williams' new book, "Osama's Revenge: The Next 9/11," is accurate - and keep in mind his book is scrupulously documented and filled with footnotes - America faces a nuclear Armageddon.

    We would be better prepared for the ?Islamic militants? if we were still a Christian nation. But in the post-Christian era, our embrace of multiculturalism and ethnic diversity work against us. We have, as the brilliant rhetorician Richard Weaver once commented, ?lost our consensus.? But Islam has not lost its consensus; it has what Nietzsche referred to as ?the Will to Power.?

    Williams details Osama bid Laden?s rise to power in Afghanistan and his genius in raising money via heroin sold in the good old USA, which has filled al-Qaida?s coffers to overflowing. If a suitcase bomb in Chechnya costs $20 million, it?s not a problem! In a 2002 article, Al-Majallah, London?s Saudi weekly newspaper, reported that al-Qaida now possesses 48 such devices.

    Williams quotes the esteemed terrorist expert Yossef Bodansky, head of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare: ?We don?t have any indication that they are going to use it [nuclear weapons] tomorrow or any other day. But they have the capacity; they have the legitimate authorization; they have the logic for using it. So, one does not go into the tremendous amount of expenditures, effort, investment in human beings and in human resources, to have something that will be kept in storage for a rainy day.?

    In Europe the fulfillment of Jean Raspail?s prescient book "The Camp of the Saints" is at hand. Williams reports that al-Qaida cells in France gained between 35,000 and 45,000 members; in Germany, 30,000; in Great Britain, 10,000. These volunteers are assigned to terrorist cells that train regularly in ?the use of weapons, explosives, and chemical/biological warfare.?

    Williams declares that ?up to five thousand sleeper agents are already in major U.S. cities ... preparing ?for the American Hiroshima.?? He also adds a more ominous note: ?Although President Bush sounded the alarm about the presence of al Qaeda operatives in the United States, federal officials have displayed almost total incompetence in their ability to identify sleeper agents and root out sleeper cells.?

    Even more chilling is Williams' report that in January of 1998 Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, ?testified before a committee of the US Department of State? that 20 suitcase nukes were already in America, with 5,000 terrorists being trained for the next attack. Kabbani also testified that he believed that Islamic extremists who wish to overthrow the government controlled 80 percent of the mosques in the United States. Remember when we called that treason?!

    Williams? book is a chilling and appropriate reminder that these Islamic terrorists are brilliant, tenacious and totally without mercy. They demand the conversion or death of every American: man, woman and child - and they have no moral qualms about murdering millions of Americans.

    In the final analysis, we must consider that Islamic militants have put us in the unhappy position of either destroying a significant portion of that population or risk nuclear annihilation. Let us begin the fight!

    Editor's Note: Get Paul Williams' blockbuster new book with our FREE offer ? Click Here ? Osama's Revenge: The Next 9/11: What the Media and the Government Haven't Told You.

    Additional information on new book!

    Osama's Revenge:
    THE NEXT 9/11: What the Media and the Government Haven't Told You

    Hardcover ? 261 pages

    Does Osama bin Laden have nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction? Is so, where are they? Are they in the hands of al Qaeda sleeper cells in the United States? Should Americans be bracing for a nuclear attack?

    Former consultant for the FBI an organized crime and international terrorism and a seasoned investigative reporter, Paul L. Williams reveals the potential for nuclear terrorism on US soil in this shocking expose. Based on the findings of US, Israeli, Pakistani, and British intelligence, Williams describes how the theft of tactical nuclear weapons from Russian arsenals have in all likelihood made their way to al Qaeda cells throughout the United States in preparation for the next terrorist attack.

    Williams presents clear evidence showing that, in the chaos following the breakup of the Soviet Union, the Chechen Mafia got its hands on portable Russian nuclear weapons. Between 1996 and 2001, mafia members negotiated the sale of twenty nuclear "suitcase bombs" to representatives of Osama bin Laden. Far worse than so-called "dirty bombs," each suitcase bomb is capable of killing millions of Americans while exposing millions more to deadly radioactive fallout. According to Williams, reliable sources indicate that these bombs may already be in the possession of al Qaeda operatives in such major cities as New York, Washington, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, Houston, and Los Angeles. In addition, bin Laden has recruited former Soviet scientists and technicians to maintain these weapons and recharge their nuclear cores so that they may be deployed immediately on his command. In 2001 he issued a statement boasting of his intent to have America experience a "Hiroshima."

    Also included in the book are bin Laden's "Letters to America" and his "Declaration of War against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places," as well as the World Islamic Statement declaring "Jihad against Jews and Crusaders." These crucial documents highlight the rationale behind and the depth of bin Laden's hatred for the United States. Moreover, Williams documents that Osama has the international network of embedded terrorists to carry out his threats.

    Although the media have reported on some of these threatening developments and government insiders have acknowledged the threat of nuclear attack, until now no one has put all the pieces together in a coherent, no nonsense way. Williams makes a persuasive case that bin Laden and his deputies have the motive and the means and are just waiting for the opportunity to launch an apocalyptic attack on the "Great Satan" of America.

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    REPORT WARNS OF TERRORISTS' "GREAT RAMADAN OFFENSIVE"--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Posted GMT 9-8-2005 15:39:3
    By Sherrie Gossett

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    Al Qaeda's plans for a series of spectacular terrorist strikes in October, targeting American interests as well as U.S. allies in Europe and the Middle East and said to be coordinated by Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenant in Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- are the subject of a non-public report issued by terrorism experts this week.

    The attacks, planned to coincide with the Muslim observance of Ramadan and dubbed the "Great Ramadan Offensive," are designed to create a "fateful confrontation" with the U.S. and Israeli forces in the Middle East, according to a May 30 letter from Zarqawi to bin Laden. The contents of the letter are referenced in the report written by Yossef Bodansky, the former director of the U.S. Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare.

    The Sept. 2 report is accessible only to government officials on the Global Information System (GIS) database. Cybercast News Service obtained the report on the same day as its release. It warns of planned attacks in Western Europe, Russia and perhaps the continental U.S. The specific targets are believed to include airports at Schiphol in the Netherlands and Fiumicino in Italy.

    Italy remains on high alert and barricades have been placed around Rome's Colosseum. "Terrorism is coming home," the GIS report quotes one unnamed German senior official. "And it's coming home to those countries whose governments may have believed they were immune from terror because for years they have provided safe haven to notorious Islamic extremists."

    An associate of Zarqawi named Abu Abdul Rahman al-Jazaeri, was said to be in Italy, but could not be located by authorities, according to Bodansky, who added that Jazeiri was believed to have recently received from a Zarqawi messenger "the definitive mandate to plan and carry out a major terrorist operation in Italy."

    In late August Italy announced that it was at an elevated risk for a terrorist attack. The country expelled 700 suspected militants and arrested 141 others. News organizations reported that locks to the entrances of 49 subway stations had been changed and metal barricades erected around the 2,000-year old Colosseum in Rome.

    Piecing it all together

    Details of the planned attacks were pieced together from intercepted communications between top al Qaeda leaders in the latter part of August, analysis of what counter- terrorism experts described as a dramatic increase in the volume of communication among jihad forces and the observation of an unprecedented movement of jihadists and messengers around the world apparently delivering instructions.

    Zarqawi, linked to numerous bombings and the beheadings of several Western hostages in Iraq, reportedly titled his letter to bin Laden, "A Message from a Soldier to His Commander." According to the GIS report, Zarqawi's letter to bin Laden alluded to "the forthcoming grand offensive comprised of escalation in the Middle East and a series of spectacular terrorist strikes" meant to overshadow the impact of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist strikes in New York City and Washington, D.C.

    The letter also indicated Zarqawi was expecting bin Laden to approve and authorize the escalation: "I think that the plan for the next stage that was drawn up has reached you or is on its way to you. O God. Make the expedition of Osama proceed toward its goal ... We await your orders as to the next stage of the plan," Zarqawi wrote.

    An Aug. 8 televised message from bin Laden's overall second-in-command -- Ayman al-Zawahiri - is now viewed as the approval Zarqawi was anticipating. "What you have seen, O Americans, in New York and Washington and the losses you are having in Afghanistan and Iraq, in spite of all the media blackout, are only the losses of the initial clashes ... You will see the horror that will make you forget what you had seen in Vietnam," Zawahiri said.

    The al Qaeda official's threat, according to the report, wasn't delivered until the jihad forces were organized and ready to strike.

    The GIS report also cites an Aug. 21 message recorded by Zarqawi, which references the next phase of the terrorist jihad. "The [mujahedeen] in Iraq, have, praise be to God, moved the battle from the ground (in Iraq) to the land of the cross."

    Zarqawi's message claimed that "[J]ihadist units have been founded in all of Western Europe, to defend the powerless within the nation. For the crimes the Crusaders have committed against the Muslims, they will reap in their own homes, God willing."

    A few days later, according to GIS, a doctrinal statement from Zarqawi emerged, which stressed the priority of al Qaeda in Iraq establishing "another base that will export jihad to all parts of the world the same way the mother al Qaeda in Afghanistan was."

    'The heart and lair of the Great Satan'

    Bodansky's report states that "concrete preparations for the consolidation of Islamist-jihadist springboards against the heart and lair of the Great Satan are being completed -- for Western Europe in the Balkans, for Russian and Eastern Europe in Chechnya, and for the United States in the tri-border area in Latin America."

    Widespread anticipation throughout the Muslim world of the Great Ramadan Offensive was being picked up by intelligence analysts in August and then was reinforced by a slew of theological statements -- all buttressing what the GIS report calls "a forthcoming, well-coordinated global onslaught."

    The marked increase in the volume of communication, both encrypted and open, exceeded that of the months prior to September 2001, the report states.

    Bodansky said there is a growing awareness among Western European intelligence services of the "chatter" and activation of jihadist units, led by veterans of Iraq and Chechnya. In early August 2005 Pakistanis arrested a senior operative called Osama bin Yussaf who had detailed maps of Italian, German and British cities stored in his computer.

    Germany faces the challenge of second and third generation immigrants inspired by the idea of a global jihad, the GIS report notes. Such young jihadists often hold down a regular job, have European passports and are valued assets due to their low profile, and easy mobility.

    Bodansky also points to the Aug. 23 decree by Islamist rebels in Chechnya establishing an "emergency government." Details of the decree, not previously reported, inidcate that a "war leadership council" was established and would likely "implement the next cycle of terrorist strikes against Russia" as part of the coordinated global attacks.

    Hurricane Katrina's message

    Terrorist leaders may also have taken the devastation wrought by hurricane Katrina as a symbol that God is pleased with their plans to launch the "Great Ramadan Offensive," according to the GIS report.

    "Allah has punished America with winds and water," said one imam quoted in the report. America is under "the curse of the Jews," said another.

    "It's clear the jihadists regarded Katrina as a sign from God they're doing the right thing," said Gregory R. Copley, president of The International Strategic Studies Association in Washington, D.C.

    In a separate analysis, Christopher Brown, research associate with the Hudson Institute's Transitions to Democracy project, warned of the strategic opening that the hurricane aftermath offers jihadists.

    "If this attack is launched soon, the devastation to the American economy alone could easily far exceed that of the September 11th attacks and could be equivalent in terms of economic impact to the detonation of a small nuclear device on American soil," Brown said.

    He also suggested that the timing of Zawahiri's past video messages indicates a terrorist attack may be imminent.

    His first messages, on Sept. 9 and Nov. 9 of 2004, preceded the Dec. 6, 2004 attack on the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Feb. 20 and June 17, 2005 video messages by Zawahiri preceded the July 7 series of bombings in London. A third set of messages - on Aug. 4 and Sept. 1 - also creates cause for concern, Brown contends.

    "If the pattern that has been outlined holds true," says Brown, "then al Qaeda is very likely about to launch a new major or series of major attacks within the next month."

    Copley agreed, telling Cybercast News Service that, "I think Europe is going to be a prime target, but I think there's no question the U.S. is very much on the schedule.

    "There will be big things happening over the next few months," he added.

    Ramadan, a religious observance which includes a period of fasting, is scheduled according to the Islamic calendar. This year it is scheduled from Oct. 4 to Nov. 2. Muslim soldiers on the battlefield are exempt from Ramadan.

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  • stillajwexelder

    WAKE UP west, our way of life is coming to an end

  • bjc2read


    Source of Article
    6 October 2005

    WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden is expected to remain in hiding until he stages another attack on the United States, an ex-CIA expert who had tracked the terror mastermind for two decades warned in an interview on Wednesday.

    “As soon as he hits us in the United States again we’ll see how important he is in the Islamic world,” Michael Scheuer, the former head of the “bin Laden unit” at the CIA, told AFP in an interview.

    Despite his low profile, bin Laden remains powerful, Scheuer said, shrugging off reports that the Al Qaeda chief was isolated and his communication network shattered due to a relentless hunt for him.

    “We mistake quiet for defeat or irrelevance. And all quiet is disquiet,” said Scheuer, a fierce critic of the Bush administration and its “War on Terror” policy since he left the CIA in November last year.

    Scheuer said that bin Laden’s right-hand-man Ayman Al Zawahiri, who last appeared on a video aired 10 days before the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, seemed to have temporarily taken over the Al Qaeda leadership apparently for the boss to prepare for another US strike.

    Bin Laden last surfaced in a video footage aired on the eve of the US presidential elections in November last year. In the tape, declared authentic by the authorities, the Saudi-born radical directly admitted he ordered the September 11 attacks.

    Asked why he thought the Al Qaeda leader had not resurfaced since then, Scheuer said: “I don’t think we are going to hear from him until he attacks us again.

    “His feature on the eve of the election was simply to say that: This is it, I have warned you four times. I punched my ticket in the Islamic world, I’ve given you all the warning that the religion requires me.

    “I think that’s why Zawahiri is taking the lead at the moment,” said Scheuer, the author of the best-selling book “Imperial Hubris,” which was originally published anonymously as required by the CIA.

    The United States has offered rewards of up to 25 million dollars each for bin Laden and Al Zawahiri.

    Pakistan said last month that bin Laden was now isolated as his communication network had been shattered.

    One key Al Qaeda suspect revealed under interrogation that bin Laden was using couriers travelling on foot or horseback instead of communicating by satellite telephone or the Internet to avoid being detected, according to Pakistan’s chief military spokesman, Major General Shaukat Sultan.

    But Scheuer, currently an adjunct professor of security studies at Georgetown University, said, “I’m one that believes that we have not destroyed their (Al Qaeda’s) capability to attack us.

    “I think bin Laden still commands the international media at a moment’s notice if he decides to make a media appearance. He is very important. So, I think again there is lot of whistling past the graveyard at the moment.”

    Scheuer earlier Wednesday told a forum organized by the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, that Al Qaeda would survive even without bin Laden, “who is a unique combination of a 12th century theologian and a 21st century CEO.”

    Ersel Aydinli, a former counter-terrorism expert with the Turkish police, said bin Laden failed in his bid to drum up support from Muslims to join his jihadist struggle.

    “But even if he is captured or killed, probably we still have to deal with the legacy beyond him,” he said, adding that the Al Qaeda had broken up into various “splinter groups with potential for multiple attacks.

    “The good news is that it looks like Osama bin laden and Al Qaeda have really failed in terms of getting enough attention for their call for jihad in a violent way,” he said.

    Aydinli, who teaches at George Washington University, said field research he conducted last summer among Muslim communities in the Middle East and Europe revealed that there was still continuing debate over bin Laden’s role.

    “There is a huge debate whether he served or he really hindered the Muslim world’s interests,” he said.

  • googlemagoogle

    OMG! it's the resurrection of the dead threads...

  • bjc2read

    Ramadan and nuke terror IS 'AMERICAN HIROSHIMA' SET FOR THIS MONTH?


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    Posted: October 7, 2005

    1:00 a.m. Eastern

    By Paul L. Williams

    The next terrorist attack on the United States – a "nuclear hell storm" planned for seven major cities – is set to occur this month.

    That's the word from al-Qaida.

    In a communiqué to Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the top al-Qaida lieutenant in Iraq, mentions the "Great Ramadan Offensive" that will create a "fateful confrontation" with the United States and Israel.

    "I think that the plans for the next stage of the jihad has reached you or will reach you in a few days," Zarqawi writes in the letter. "O God, make the plans of Osama come to fruition!"

    The communiqué, dated May 30, was intercepted by CIA officials and remains on the Global Information System database that is accessible only to government officials with high-security clearance.

    Most U. S. intelligence officials dismissed Zarqawi's letter as wishful thinking until Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden's second in command, appeared on al-Jazeera, the official television network of Saudi Arabia, to deliver a message to the American people.

    In the message, which was broadcast Aug. 8, al-Zawahiri said: "What you have seen, O Americans, in New York and Washington and the losses you are having in Afghanistan and Iraq, in spite of the blackouts by your media, are only the losses of the initial clashes. ... You will soon experience horrors that will make you forget the horrors you have encountered in Vietnam."

    The al-Qaida chieftain went on to say: "Jihadist forces have been established in all of Western Europe to defend the powerless within the nation. For the crimes that the Crusaders have committed against the Muslims will be reaped by Christians and Jews throughout the Western world."

    Zawahiri's video messages are viewed by intelligence officials as telling signs that a terrorist attack is imminent. His televised message Sept. 6, 2004, took place before the December 6, 2004, bombing of the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, while his message of June 17, 2005, preceded the London bombings.

    Concerns about an October attack were heightened even more by reports that the radical Islamic community viewed the ravages of hurricanes Katrina and Rita as signs that Allah was pleased with the plans for "the American Hiroshima."

    "Allah has punished America with winds and water," one imam is quoted in the GIS report as saying. Another imam reportedly quipped that America, as evidenced by the natural disasters, is "under the curse of the Jews."

    Christopher Brown, research associate with the Hudson Institute's Transitions to Democracy project, maintains that the hurricanes have presented al-Qaida with a unique strategic opportunity.

    "If this attack is launched soon," Brown said, "the devastation to the American economy alone could easily far exceed that of the September 11 attacks and could be equivalent to the detonation of a small nuclear device on American soil."

    Ramadan represents the ninth month of the Islamic year, the month in which the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. According to Muslim tradition, the actual revelation occurred on the night between the 26th and 27th days of the month. On this "Night of Determination," Allah determines the fate of the world for the coming year.

    The fate of the world for the next Islamic year, if bin Laden has his way, will include the nuclear destruction of the United States.

    Bin Laden has been amassing nuclear weapons and materials since 1992, when he was in the Sudan. This was substantiated by the testimony of al-Qaida officials in federal court during the hearings of "The U.S. v. Osama bin Laden."

    When he returned to Afghanistan, bin Laden purchased tactical nuclear weapons from the Chechen Mafia. News of the sale was confirmed by Saudi, Israeli, British, Saudi and Russian intelligence and reported in The Times of London, the Jerusalem Report, Al Watan al-Arabi, Muslim Magazine, Al-Majallah (London's Saudi weekly) and by the BBC.

    In 1997, bin Laden made additional small nuclear weapons from materials bought not only from the Chechens but also black market sources in Russia, China, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine.

    In 1998, he purchased large quantities of highly enriched uranium from Simeon Mogilevich, a Ukrainian arms dealer. For one delivery of fifteen kilos of uranium-236, Mogilevich was paid $70 million. Bin Laden also purchased several bars of enriched uranium-138 from Ibrahim Abd, an Egyptian arms dealer and several Congolese opposition soldiers.

    From 1999 to 2001, bin Laden hired scientists and technicians from the A.Q. Khan Research Facility in Pakistan not only to build new nukes from the highly enriched uranium and plutonium but also to maintain, upgrade, reconfigure, and redesign his "off-the shelf" nukes, including nuclear mines, so that they could be packed into lightweight (less than eight pounds) suitcases and backpacks or molded into warheads that could be launched from 120 or 155 millimeter recoilless rifles.

    Upon the arrests of Dr. Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood and Dr. Chaudry Abdul Majid, two top officials from the Khan facility, the CIA discovered that several of bin Laden's tactical nukes had been forward-deployed to the United States from Karachi.

    More information concerning al-Qaida's nukes came with the arrest in Pakistan of Sharif al-Masri, a key al-Qaida operative. Al Masri, an Egyptian national with close ties to al-Zawahiri, operative, informed CIA and ISI (Pakistani intelligence) officials that several tactical nukes for use in the American Hiroshima had been forward deployed to Mexico for transportation across the border by members of Mara Salvatrucha ("MS-13"), a Salvadoran street gang.

    These developments caused both President Bush and Sen. John Kerry to speak of nuclear terrorism in the 2004 presidential campaign as "the single greatest danger facing the American people," and for Vice President Cheney to say that a nuclear attack from al-Qaeda appears "imminent."

    The seven cities targeted by al-Qaida for nuclear destruction are New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Chicago.

    Several Islamic scholars say that Ramadan is an unlikely time for al-Qaida to strike since it is the holiest month of the year, a time in which Muslims traditionally refrain from warfare to spend time in fasting, meditation, and prayer. But many Islamic battles throughout history took place during Ramadan, including the following:

    624 – The Battle of Badr occurred on 17 Ramadan when the Prophet Mohammed led his forces to victory over the Arabian tribes who opposed him.

    627 – The Muslims trained for the Battle of Ditch during Ramadan

    630 – The soldiers of Islam, under Mohammed, established a training camp in Tabouk during the month of fasting and attacked the Byzantine army.

    653 – During Ramadan, the Muslim army conquered Rhodes and melted the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, into weapons for the soldiers.

    1187 – The Battle of Hattin in which a combined force of Sunnis and Shiites destroyed the Christian army occurred the morning after the "Night of Determination."

    1973 – On Oct. 6, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a surprise offensive against Israel to launch the Yom Kippur or the 10th of Ramadan War.

    2000 – Al-Qaida launches the suicide bombing of the USS Cole in Aden harbor Yemen. The attack of Oct. 5 kills 17 and wounds 39 American sailors.

    In 2001, Dr. Fuad Mukheimar, secretary-general of the Egyptian Sharia Association, published an article in which he encouraged bin Laden to launch an attack against the U.S. during the holy month.

    "During the month of Ramadan," Mukheimar wrote, "a great Muslim victory was won over the Crusaders under the leadership of Saladin. His advisers counseled him to rest from the jihad during the month of fasting, but Saladin insisted on continuing the jihad during Ramadan because he knew ... that fasting helps to [achieve] victory, because during Ramadan the Muslims overcome themselves through fasting, and thus their victory over their enemies is certain."

    Bin Laden, who views himself as Saladin's successor, could opt to heed this advice.

    Ramadan began Tuesday, Oct. 4, and ends Nov. 2. The Night of Determination will occur Oct. 29.


  • sf
    OMG! it's the resurrection of the dead threads...

    Yet the updates are current. A thread is never really dead. Just sleeping. Thx for the updates! sKally

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