U.S. Quietly Considering International Peacekeeping Force In PA

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August 27, 2003

U.S. Quietly Considering International Peacekeeping Force In PA
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has been examining the prospect of organizing an international force to stop the Israeli-Palestinian war.

Officials said both the Bush administration and Congress have quietly discussed an effort to recruit at least one division of combat troops that would patrol the West Bank and Gaza Strip and enforce a Palestinian ceasefire with Israel. They said many in the administration and Congress have concluded that a Palestinian state can not be established without an international force that will impose a ceasefire in the region.

A Strategic Look At Israel's Enemies According To Ezekiel 38 & 39
- Iran is seeing the first fruits of its ambitious rearmament program. The Islamic republic has completed its Shihab-3 intermediate surface-to-surface missile -- with a range of 1,300 kilometers -- and has begun serial production. The success has accelerated work on Iran's Shihab-4 missile, with a range of up to 2,500 kilometers. Teheran, with massive Russian help, is also advancing rapidly in the development of nuclear weapons capability. Iran is expected to achieve this capability as early as 2004.

Russia - Don't let Russia fool you.  They are as potent a superpower as ever.  They still have thousands of nuclear warheads pointed at major cities all over the world and are rebuilding their red army to its original strength.  The old Soviet Red Star has been reinstated as the symbol of the new Russia military.  This great army will lead the way in a future attack against Israel.

Egypt - Egypt is undergoing the largest rearmament drive since the early 1970s. Egypt has been expanding its air force, air defense, artillery and tank corps and is regarded as being the most powerful country in the Arab world. In a move that began in 1979, Egypt has rebuilt its military on the basis of Western systems and a mix of Western offensive and Soviet defensive combat doctrine. Financing for the Egyptian effort comes largely from the $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid to Cairo. Egypt spent most of 2001 increasing its tank fleet and upgrading artillery and air defense systems with help from the United States.

Syria - Syrian President Bashar Assad has been unable to significantly improve the military. Negotiations with Russia in 2001 failed to result in any purchases. Instead, Damascus has focused on developing its missile arsenal. With massive help from China and North Korea, Syria has completed deployment of the Scud-C and development of the Scud-D. Both missiles are being prepared for nonconventional warheads.

Assad has increased his ties with and linked his fortunes to Iran. Iran has provided Syria with financial and development aid. In return, Syria has allowed Iran to gain a foothold in Lebanon and the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah to dominate southern Lebanon.

Libya - Libya has renewed contacts for military modernization. Tripoli has been holding talks with its former Soviet suppliers in Russia and Belarus for the upgrade of tanks and aircraft. Libya doesn't have a huge budget and, indeed, owes Moscow billions of dollars from previous Soviet sales. But Libya is offering Russia drilling and exploration rights of energy in the North African country.

Turkey - Turkey is beset by the worst fiscal crisis in decades. The lira has been plunging against the dollar and even the billions of dollars in loans provided by the International Monetary Fund are not expected to turn the situation around. This will affect Turkey's ambitious military modernization plan. Already, 32 projects worth $19.5 billion were suspected in 2001. Only vital projects are being launched. These included the upgrade of the F-16 fleet with new electronic warfare systems and the upgrade of 170 M-60 tanks. The economic crisis has led to rising unrest. Islamic opposition is not new to Turkey. But the middle class and merchants are growing increasingly angry. This portends a major threat to the government and regime.

Saudi Arabia - The Saudi royal family appears to face increasing Islamic unrest. The crisis is compounded by a renewed Saudi budget deficit, prompted by low oil prices. The result has been a decrease in military procurement.

Riyad has sought to increase stability by launching cooperation with its neighbors. Riyad and Iran signed a security cooperation pact in 2001 and the Saudis want to bolster defense of the Gulf Cooperation Council states.

Information regarding Middle East countries taken from http://www.menewsline.com/strategic.html


I can see it coming in the near future, a multinational peacekeeping army coming in to protect Israel from homicide bombers.  This could be the world's answer to the Middle East situation and could be apart of the antichrist's plan.

Take a look at some of the nations that will probably be involved in the invasion of Israel as described in Ezekiel 33-39.  Most have one thing in common...a strong relationship with Russia.  I find that very interesting and eye opening.

Pastor Malone

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