The Heavenly Court has convened and the Master of the Universe placed His judgments upon the 70 nations of the world. The sounding of the Shofar for the year of 5774 was first blown on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, September 5, 2013. Ten days later on the eve of the High Shabbat of Yom Kippur in the Jewish Year of 5774, on September 14, 2013, the very beautiful and mystical mystical music on Kol Nidre was resounded with haunting beauty on the eve of the Shabbat with prayers of supplication and exaltation to the Great Name of HaShem
What appeared to be the beginnings of another Yom Kippur War that occurred in the year of 1973, was now miraculously diffused forty years later September 2013 on the High Shabbat year of 5774 (Gregorian year of 2013 on Yom Kippur, September 15, 2013. Has the Divine Judge of the Universe again left His stamp of judgment upon the 70 nations of the earth? While the during that same year it appeared that the second great empire, Persia/Iran, would be targeted for it second destruction, yet, the G-d of Israel chose otherwise. So now was the ancient empire of Assyria that destroyed the Northern Kingdom of Israel in Samaria, and sent them to their 3,700 years of exile; now being targeted for its destruction? Or were the armies of the Master of the Universe preparing to again engage in battle the dark forces of HaSatan? Where will the next engagement be?
We fail to remember is that ancient Babylon has now already fallen for the second time in 2003. When the BushGog (Gog is the Prince (ruler) of the Land of Magog in North America) coalition war against Saddam Hussein began ten years ago in the spring of 2003, the reincarnation of King Nebuchadnezzar, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was dug out of his hideout hole near Tikrit not far from his largest and most opulent Palace of Tikrit. If you remember the disheveled and confused Hussein when he appeared just like King Nebuchadnezzar did when the G-d of Israel allowed him to be wasted in dementia before he was able to come before the judgment seat of HaShem in teshuva (repentance). This time came the second battle and destruction of ancient Babylon when Hussein hung from the gallows as ordered by the courts in Iraq. So now we ask, who today will inherit the throne of Babylon as the third and final Babylon the Great?
It’s interesting that years later after the first fall of Babylon by Cyrus’ Persia, Nebuchadnezzar’s granddaughter, Amytis, become the first wife of the Jewish Exilarch in Babylon, Prince Zerubabbel. She was the daughter of the Babylonian king Evil-Merodach, and with the Jewish Prince Zerubabbel, returned to the homeland of the Jews, as promised, 70 years after the destruction of Jerusalem. This time they were to rebuild the city of Jerusalem and restore the Holy Temple in Jerusalem now called the Temple of Zerubabbel.
This dynastic marriage descended down from the ancestral lineages of the Median King Cyaxares, the Babylonian King Nabopolassar II, the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon along with the descendants of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Necho II and the high priestess of Amon, Princess Nitokris, to Nebuchadnezzar’s son, the Babylonian King Evil-Merodach whose daughter, the Babylonian Princess Amytis imbedded into the royal dynasty of Kings David and Solomon to be the final heirs of these kingdoms. This ancestral lineage then came through the Davidian bloodlines of Prince Zerubabbel who was now the royal heir to the thrones of Media, Babylon, and Egypt. This gave the Jewish prince the ability to claim the rightful heir to the royal dynastic thrones of Media, Babylon, and Egypt through the Abiudite dynastic lineage of Kings David and Solomon.
It was in the year of 2001, just after the 911 attack against the Twin Towers in New York, the war of GogUMogog began according to Rabbi’s Yitzhak Kaduri. This War against Terror began on the 7th day of Succot, on Hoshana Rabbah when the United States of America’s flying armada of bombers entered the airspace of Afghanistan and began targeting the forces of Al-Qaeda under Osama bin Laden. As predicted by Rabbi Yitzkak Kaduri, seven years later on Rosh Hashanah 2008 the War against Terror effectively ended as the world’s economies collapsed when the New York Stock Exchange collapsed 777 points on Rosh Hashanah 2008.
Now five years later, the new prince and ruler (Gog) of the Land of Magog, ObamaGog, was now frantically trying to form another coalition against the reigning ruler over Syria; President Bashar al-Assad for the allegedly firing or igniting the chemical weapons of mass destruction in the suburbia regions of Damascus. So we then ask, was it now time for the ancient empire of Assyria to make its second and final collapse as the navel armada was steaming east through the Gates of Gibraltar towards the western Mediterranean coastline of Syria? The international charge against Assad was that he ordered the firing of the missiles carrying chemical weapons of mass destruction.
Yet, we ask, from where did these chemical weapons of mass destruction come from? Were they bought and from whom? Were they transferred to Assad from Putin’s Russia? Were they actually fired by the Syrian Free Militia instead? As usual the memories of the modern peoples is very short so we return to Iraq in the year of 2003 and revisit those days leading up to the “Shock and Awe” invasion against Baghdad in March, 2003 in the pages from BibleSearchers Reflections.
BibleSearchers Reflections – “Thus began the charges of America imperialism, yet at the same time compelling evidence did exist that Saddam Hussein did have WMD on the ground and that it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who ordered the chemical weapons to be transported to Syria and Lebanon. Are we to doubt today, that these same WMD known as Syria’s chemical weapon stores, are no doubt the same weapons that Saddam Hussein once possessed, yet if the reports are true, they are being used on the Syrian people in order to continue Assad’s despotic reign over the Syrian people.
Click to Open a Larger Picture: “Tora Bora and the Mountain Refuge of Osama bin Laden”
Leading up to the American coalition war against Baghdad in 2003 and even to the final hours of the Bush administration’s presidency, Bush kept these facts close to his chest as the “Big Lie” charges. It tarnished his presidency for not being able to produce any evidence that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. Here were the charges against the Bush’s War against Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction as reported in the article titled, “Bush’s “Big Lie” and the Crisis of American Imperialism” as published by the World Socialist Web Site:
WSWS – “Since the war began, however, every element of the Bush administration campaign on weapons of mass destruction has been shown to be false:
- The claim that Iraq has sought uranium from Niger, in west Africa—this proved to based on forged documents and was exposed as a lie nearly a year before Bush included the charge in his 2003 State of the Union address.
- The claim that thousands of aluminum tubes imported by Iraq could be used in centrifuges to create enriched uranium—debunked by the International Atomic Energy Agency as well as by American nuclear scientists.
- The claim that Iraq had up to 20 long-range Scud missiles, prohibited under UN sanctions—no such rockets have been found, nor were any fired during the military conflict.
- The claim that Iraq had massive stockpiles of chemical and biological agents, including nerve gas, anthrax and botulinum toxin, the neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that is the most acutely toxic and lethal substance known to mankind. Yet nothing was found, according to official reports at hundreds of sites targeted before the war by US intelligence reports.
- The claim that Saddam Hussein had issued chemical weapons to front-line troops who would use them when US forces crossed into Iraq—no such weapons were used and none were found when the Iraqi military collapsed under the weight of the US assault.
- The Bush administration was reduced to citing the discovery of two tractor trailers near Mosul as proof that Iraq possessed mobile biological weapons labs—a charge that featured prominently in Secretary of State Colin Powell’s presentation to the UN Security Council on February 5. But no trace of a biological agent was found on the trucks, and the White House has been compelled to backtrack even on this threadbare claim, suggesting that the trucks may be evidence of a weapons “program,” not of weapons themselves.”
BibleSearchers Reflections and Destination Yisrael are not here to defend whether such evidence was true or not, but to submit that the memories of the past have long faded into the dustbin of history. It, instead, appears that both Putin and Bush are implicated in this falsification. These two world imperial lusting national leaders have sought in the mighty “Chess Game” for world opinion, to gain predominate rule and authority over the world.
As such, both of these great powers over the last 10 years have been brought down to their knees in collapse; Russian with a demoralized, underpaid military who would rather drink Vodka than fight, and America whose economic might was shattered by the purported attack of Al Qaeda against the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when it later saw its pristine credit rating demoted. So now today, most economists are predicting the European and American economic collapses, while peddling for the crumbs of mass fortunes in the ever eroding military and economic hegemony of the “American Dream.”
For those who have been following BibleSearchers Reflections for the past 13 years have to ponder the prophetic meaning of these charges that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction as was purported by the Bush White House in 2003. Now ten years later, the same charges are now being placed against the Obama White House on dithering about whether President Bashar Assad today has weapons of mass destruction, or rather Chemical Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction.
For Biblesearchers, we return to the archives of a decade ago and ponder what went on then and its implications for our lives as International Jewry headed the High Holidays of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Succot between September 4 and September 19, 2013. And so we turn to the BibleSearcher Reflections article, titled, “When the “Eyes of Israel Turned to the Lord” and “The Mystery of the Vanishing Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq” and refresh our memories of those days.
BibleSearchers Reflections – “In the fall of 2000, we could only see through “a glass darkly”. Then the mind-shattering events of September 11, 2001 occurred. The two icons of global America and the forces of the modern military and economic might of the Golden Internationale that appeared “oppressive” to many in the Middle East was now damaged or destroyed. The headquarters for the economic might of the western occidental world, the home of the internationalists and trans-nationalists that control this region of the globe, sustained catastrophic damage physically and psychologically.
As the script goes, two modern jet airplanes, serving as fuel laden human missiles collapsed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and a third caused massive damage to the world headquarters of the United States military machine at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The fourth plane crashed, failing to reach its intended target.
It appeared that the G-d of Israel was about to unleash one of His final prophetic streams as given to his Prophet, Zechariah who wrote:
Zechariah 9:1 - An Oracle: The Word of the Lord (the Burden of the Word of HaShem)
He has come to the land of Hadrach (Modern Lebanon)
And established himself in Damascus: (Syria)
For the capital city of Aram (Damascus) is the Lord’s as are all the (12) Tribes of Israel.”
Transliterated, could read:
Zechariah 9:1 - “The Lord is burdened by something going on in Hadrach,
An out-lying region of Damascus (its rest), Damascus itself,
Hamath, another region in Western Syria that bordered Lebanon,
plus two Mediterranean coastal regions in Lebanon.
We have to consider that Tyre is below the latitude of the Litani River and therefore part of biblical Israel. It is on the same latitude as the northernmost Israeli settlement of Kiryiat Sh'mona. Sidon lies a few miles to the south of Beirut and on the same latitude as Damascus. As BibleSearchers continued:
BibleSearchers Reflections – “In the last fifty years, very few times have the “eyes of men” and “all the tribes of Israel,” been turned towards the Lord. Yet at this time, the “eyes of the entire world” were opened to the Lord of hosts. Churches, synagogues and mosques were packed with worshippers. Prayer services and vigils dotted the landscape as well as millions of home study groups began to sprout up across the neighborhoods of America. “All eyes” were focused and remain focused on the Middle East.
Under the banner of “righteous indignation” and “moral revenge”, a coalition of unified global governments, under the leadership of the United States, sped to the Middle East to make war on terrorism. Ex-Saudi terror master, CIA trained Osama bin Laden was living in Afghanistan with the blessings of the Taliban regime, recognized as part of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel that were exiled to that same region 3,700 years ago. Bin Laden as the prime terrorist suspect was holed up in the Uruzga Mountains, north of Kandahar and south of the impassable regions of the Hindu Kush, outside the reaches of western intelligence agencies.
On the offense, Osama Bin Laden and his senior commando chiefs were preparing the next destruction against principal targets in Britain, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Emirates and Egypt. Yet their chief nemesis would remain the United States as the “Big Satan” and Israel as the “Little Satan.”
Osama bin Laden arose from the ashes of Russia’s invasion into Afghanistan almost eight hundred years after the crusades of the medieval Roman Catholic European countries took Jerusalem away from the “infidel,” whom they called the Moslem Turks. Here arose the famed Islamic warrior called Saladin, who eventually defeated and drove the Crusaders out of Palestine in the 11th century. This time the resurrection of Saladin was a Saudi Arab, not a Seljuk Turk that built an Islamic fundamental army around a small group of fanatical religious zealots that became his adherents.
With an international pool of fundamental Islamic reservists and a dozen or more runners, Osama could activated an international war in several countries by sending local couriers running in summons from towns and villages.
With the simplicity of using small knives as weapons, the modern Saladin, now called Osama bin Laden, was able to use Saudi commando sympathizers to take hostage of four Boeing jets loaded with fuel for trans-continental flights. They utilized them as missiles aimed at the foremost icons of global economic and military powers; the World Trade Center and the Pentagon of the United States.
As the eyes of Israel and the world was turning towards the Lord, the eyes of the globalists were searching for that “liquid gold” to keep the engines of their economic money machines were now flying their flying armadas of jet towards Iraq. The story is well documented. It was the conversation of every dinner table and parlor talk during the aftermath of the War with Iraq and the toppling of the ruthless dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. The caveat to the entry into Iraq was the fear of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. The American and world media kept this fear ever present before their listening audience. Fear was to be the fuel for the continuation of the modus operandi of the global military machine that was enveloping our globe.
And then the war was over. The “Shock and Awe” appeared less than the traditional New Year’s fireworks display as the globalists were celebrating their quick victory. But the questions continued to be asked, “Where were the Weapons of Mass Destruction?” that the Bush administration used as the purpose of their “liberation” of the Iraqi people?
As the months rolled by and when no weapons of significance were found, the public opinion of the Bush administration continued to plummet. For those who knew, refused to discuss and for those who did not know refused to ask. Yet the evidence continued to mount that these WMD did not continue to exist in Iraq so therefore they never existed at all.
Yet, the evidence was reported and easily squashed by the international press, for it appears they turned up in Syria and also what appeared the “most unlikely place”, the central arena of the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War;
the Bekáa Valley between the Lebanese Mountains. There in the Bekáa Valley and in three sites just outside the border of Lebanon in the country of Syria resides it was reported that the cache of chemical weapons. Just where Syria wants to hide it, Israel wants to capture it and America wants to possess it.
Click to Open a Larger View of Syria’s Chemical Sites and Air Force Bases
On March 3, 2005, it was reported on NewsMax that “Moscow Moved Weapons to Syria and Lebanon.” According to author Charles Smith:
Charles Smith with NewsMax - “According to a former top Bush administration official, Russian special forces teams moved weapons of mass destruction out of Iraq to Syria. “I am absolutely sure that Russian Spetsnatz units moved WMD out of Iraq before the war,” stated John Shaw, the former deputy undersecretary for international technology security…
According to Shaw, Russian units hid Saddam's arsenal inside Syria and in Lebanon's Bekáa valley… Moscow made a 2001 agreement with Saddam Hussein to clear up all Russian involvement in WMD systems in Iraq,” stated Shaw. Shaw's assertions match the information provided by U.S. military forces that satellite surveillance showed extensive large-vehicle traffic crossing the Syrian border prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom…
One U.N. bioterrorism expert announced that Russia has been Iraq's “main supplier of the materials and know-how to weaponize anthrax, botulism and smallpox.”
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Robert Goldberg cited former U.N. weapons inspector Richard Spertzel, who stated that Moscow supplied Baghdad with fermentation equipment to produce biotoxins…Goldberg noted that no country has “done more to rebuild” Saddam's chemical and biological weapons programs or “been more aggressive in helping hide the truth” than Russia... Saddam was in debt to Moscow for over $8 billion for the arms he purchased from Russia when he was captured by U.S. forces. The primary Iraqi chemical weapons were VX nerve gas and mustard gas, a blistering agent, both obtained from Russia.
The arming of Iraq with such weapons had a direct impact on events today in the Middle East. The presence of former Iraqi WMD systems in Lebanon raised serious questions surrounding the February 14 (2005) assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Many blamed Syria for Hariri's murder. However, the possibility that Hariri discovered the location of the Iraqi WMD systems inside his country lends some credible backing to a Syrian assassination effort to silence him.
In addition, the sudden sale of advanced missile and other weapons to Damascus by Moscow also supports the allegation that Syria is hiding something for Russia. Russian weapons makers have previously insisted on hard, cold cash payments for their missiles, especially after the fall of Saddam and the collapse of credit deals done with Baghdad. More importantly, the Syrian economy is in bad shape, making it difficult for Damascus to come up with the required money for advanced Russian weapons. Instead, it now appears that Moscow has extended both very good terms and no down payment required to Syria for an extensive purchase of advanced missiles and weapons. This is in contrast to weapons sales to other "good" Russian customers such as China, which can afford to pay up front for weapon systems.
There is no question that the Russian effort to remove Iraqi WMD systems was the most successful intelligence operation of the 21st century. The Russians were able to move hundreds of tons of chemical, biological and nuclear materials without being discovered by CIA satellites or NSA radio listening posts. ‘There is a clear sense on how effective they were,’ noted Shaw. ‘The fact that the CIA did not know shows just how successful the Russian operation was,’ he concluded.’”
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was up front with the American president and the intelligence organizations about a massive transfer of WMD from Iraq to Syria months before the invasion of the American coalition of forces on the road to Baghdad in May, 2004. According to Insight Magazine, Sharon accused Hussein on Channel Two in Israel of seeking to hide his lethal armament of weapons. This was reported on December 24, 2002 the article titled, “Israel Accused Hussein of moving WMD, with the following:
Insight Magazine - On December 24, 2002, nearly three months before fighting in Iraq began, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon accused Saddam Hussein’s regime of transferring key materials for his weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs to Syria in convoys of 18-wheel trucks to hide them from U.N. weapons inspectors. “There is information we are verifying, but we are certain that Iraq has recently moved chemical or biological weapons into Syria,” Sharon told Channel Two television in Israel.
Before talking about this on Israeli television, Sharon gave detailed information to the Bush White House on what Israel knew and what it suspected. Insight has learned, however, that once the information was handed over to the U.S. intelligence community, officials at the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) swept it aside as lacking credibility.
In May 2003, just as major combat operations in Iraq were winding down, new reports surfaced in Israel, this time alleging that convoys of Iraqi water tankers carrying WMD components crossed the border into Syria repeatedly between Jan. 10 and March 10. The tankers reportedly were met by Syrian Special Forces and escorted to the heroin poppy fields of a Syrian-controlled area in Lebanon’s Bekáa Valley, where their contents were dumped into specially prepared pits and buried… Again, INR discounted the reports, U.S. officials tell Insight.
Reports of Iraqi WMD winding up in Syria was not just coming from the Israelis. In October 2003, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, head of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, revealed that vehicle traffic photographed by U.S. spy satellites indicated that material and documents related to Saddam’s forbidden WMD programs had been shipped to Syria before the war… “Those below the senior leadership saw what was coming, and I think they went to extraordinary lengths to dispose of the evidence,” he said. “We have had six or seven credible reports of Iraqi weapons being moved into Syria before the war,” a senior administration official tells Insight. “In every case, the U.S. intelligence communities sought to discount or discredit those reports.”
This was the same Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper whom President Barak Obama announced in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 5, 2010 would be his Director of the National Intelligence.
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr. shakes hands with President Barack Obama after being nominated in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 5, 2010 in Washington as Obama’s Director of the National Intelligence.
In spite of all the virulent American public press opinion that there were no weapons of mass destruction (WMD) prior to the Gulf War, George Bush has willingly been taking the political brunt at the polls for this apparent intelligence snafu or presidential deceit. Most of this was old news to BibleSearchers who have known of this Weapon and Riches transfer to Syria and Lebanon since reported in the BibleSearchers Reflections on January-February 2004. As reported:
BibleSearchers Reflections - “The revelations of the senior Syrian journalist Nizar Najoef have reported the sites of where Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction were stored in Syria and Lebanon. Additional revelations were given later that Saddam Hussein stored part of his fortunes in Syria’s Central Bank which held $1.3 billion in a “presidency” account and another $700 million was held in the Medina Bank of Lebanon.”
A letter document was sent to Nizar Najoef, an exiled Syrian human-rights and democracy activist and past winner of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Press Freedom Prize who is living in Paris. In this letter it revealed that Emil Lahoud, son of the pro-Syrian president of Lebanon, Talal Arsilan, a member of the minority Druze ethnic group and Karim Bakr Adouni, head of the al Qata'ib Party served as go-betweens between Syria and Iraq.
Their Syrian security counterparts were three top Syrian security chiefs, Gen. Ghazi Kanaan, Syria's former chief of military intelligence in Lebanon, who has since been put in charge of Syria's political security department, Brigadier Zulhimmah Shalish, who is believed to be the chief of President Bashar Assad's Special Guards, and Gen. Ristom Ghazali, the chief of Syrian intelligence in Lebanon.
It was this team who stashed away the fortune of Saddam Hussein in Syria and Lebanon. Along with the $1 billion dollars hoisted from the Iraqi Central Bank and intercepted by the American in route to Syria, it now has placed the U.S. in the center of America’s telescope. As one analyst said, “Assad may feel compelled to admit the Iraqi money is there, if only to reduce American pressure for changing his regime.”
What if with the falling popularity of President George Bush as he approaches the November, 2004 presidential elections he finds that the citizens of the US are becoming more skeptical that he never did find the WMD? What if in the face of a more skeptical congress the War in Iraq is not apportioned more money? Could we see the United States being propelled to open another phase of the War on Terror to recover the WMD reputed to be hidden in Syria and Lebanon, topple the regime of President Assad of Syria, destroy the bastion of the Hizballah and the Hamas and recover the $2 billion stashed in the banks of Syria and Lebanon? Once again we appeal to a literal time of the end interpretations of the Oracles of Zechariah and restoration of Israel in chapters nine and ten.”
That “other phase” of the War on Terror has not been initiated, yet. When we put “other phase” in the perspective of the 2006 Israel – Hezbollah War, the call of the United Nations for an immediate cease fire and the willingness of the United Nations and Great Britain to send troops into Lebanon, we may be standing on the brink of the prophetic fulfillment of the prophecy of the oracles of Zechariah 9.
Let us look at this report that came out in DEBKAfile on January 8, 2004 titled “A senior Syrian journalist reports Iraq’s WMD located in three Syrian sites.” As it stated:
DEBKAfiles - Nizar Najoef, a Syrian journalist who recently defected from Syria to Western Europe and is known for bravely challenging the Syrian regime, said in a letter Monday, January 5, to Dutch newspaper “De Telegraaf,” that he knows the three sites where Iraq’s WMD are kept. The storage places are:
- Tunnels dug under the town of al-Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria. These tunnels are an integral part of an underground factory, built by the North Koreans, for producing Syrian Scud missiles. Iraqi chemical weapons and long-range missiles are stored in these tunnels.
- The village of Tal Snan, north of the town of Salamija, where there is a big Syrian air force camp. Vital parts of Iraq’s WMD are stored there.
- The city of Sjinsjar on the Syrian border with the Lebanon, south of the city Homs.
Najoef writes that the transfer of Iraqi WMD to Syria was organized by the commanders of Saddam Hussein’s Special Republican Guard, including General Shalish, with the help of Assif Shoakat, Bashar Assad’s cousin. Shoakat is the CEO of Bhaha, an import/export company owned by the Assad family.”
The evidence is becoming increasingly clear that the fabrication of what happened to the Chemical and Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction in the possession of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 2003 is an espionage cover-up by both Putin’s Russia and Bush’s America.
Earlier in February 2003, a month before America’s invasion in Iraq, DEBKAfiles and DEBKA-Net-Weekly were the only media to report the movement of Iraqi WMD, the efforts to bring them from Iraq to Syria, and the personal involvement of Bashar Assad and his family in the operation. Najoef, who has won prizes for journalistic integrity, says he wrote his letter because he has terminal cancer and no longer fears the potential wrath of this revelation. Soon other media began to report the story but the western media kept strangely silent.”
BibleSearchers Reflections in the May-June Global News, 2004 reported on a Global Strategies-Direct dated May 22, 2004 in the following article, “Where are Iraq's WMD? New intelligence points west via Syria.” As reported:
World Tribune – “The U.S. intelligence community has new information that could shed light on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction arsenal…Over the last few months, the intelligence community has received new evidence that a sizable amount of Iraqi WMD systems, components and platforms were transferred to Syria in the weeks leading up to the U.S.-led war in Iraq in March 2003. The convoys were spotted by U.S. satellites in early 2003, but the contents of the WMD convoys from Iraq to Syria were not confirmed. Confirmation later came from Iraqi scientists and technicians questioned by a U.S. team that was searching for Saddam's conventional weapons. But all they knew was that the convoys were heading west to Syria.”
This was picked up by the intelligence side of World Net Daily in June 2004 with greater international reaction. Read this commentary with the consideration of how much two years had advanced the prophetic timetable of Zechariah 9 in World Net Daily’s article in June 29, 2004, titled, “Saddam's WMDs are in Syria”
WorldNetDaily – “There is mounting evidence that at least some of Saddam Hussein's missing weapons of mass destruction are in Syria, smuggled there by the Iraqi dictator for safekeeping before the beginning of the war. Part of the stockpile the coalition forces have so far failed to find in Iraq was probably destroyed; part is likely still hidden. But a massively lethal amount of Iraq's chemical and biological weapons is stored alongside Syria's own stockpiles of WMDs.
Perhaps more worrisome, there are indications these weapons are not under the control of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Rather, in a potentially catastrophic palace intrigue, his sister, Bushra, and her husband, Gen. Assaf Shawkat, the No. 2 in Syria's military intelligence organization, the Mukhabarat, are said to have made the storage arrangements with Saddam as part of a bid for power…
Speaking to the British television station ITN on January 9 (2004), Najoef quoted a Syrian military intelligence official as confirming the three sites. Anyone’s claims had in fact been substantiated by the U.S. intelligence community two months before. In a briefing to defense reporters on Oct. 30, 2003, officials of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency in Washington released an assessment that Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were transferred to Syria in the weeks before the war began. The officials said the assessment was based on satellite images of convoys of Iraqi trucks that poured into Syria in February and March 2003. According to Middle East Newsline, quoted by WorldTribune.com, most of the intelligence community concluded that at least some of Iraq's WMDs, along with Iraqi scientists and technicians, was smuggled to Syria.
NIMA chief James Clapper, a retired Air Force general and a leading member of the U.S. intelligence community, told reporters he linked the disappearance of Iraqi WMDs with the large number of Iraqi trucks that crossed into Syria before and during the U.S. invasion. The assessment was that these trucks contained missiles and WMD components banned by the United Nations Security Council. "I think personally that the [Iraqi] senior leadership saw what was coming and I think they went to some extraordinary lengths to dispose of the evidence," Clapper said. He said he is certain that components connected to Iraq's biological, chemical, and nuclear programs were sent to Syria in the weeks prior to and during the war.
David Kay, the recently resigned head of an American WMD search team in Iraq, confirmed that part of Saddam's weapons was hidden in Syria, Britain's Sunday Telegraph reported on Jan. 25, 2004. Kay said he had uncovered conclusive evidence shortly before last year's U.S. invasion…
Judith Yaphe, a former senior CIA Middle East analyst, agreed, suggesting the WMD smuggling operation is “palace intrigue.” She said in the same UPI report that Bashar Assad's sister, Bushra, “is the brains. She's much smarter and more effective than Bashar, and she was disappointed at being passed over and not seeing her husband elevated.”
Dr. Dany Shoham of Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies is a former lieutenant colonel in the IDF Intelligence Corps who specializes in weapons of mass destruction, particularly bio-chemical warfare. He says it is “likely” at least some of Saddam's WMDs were hidden in Syria before the war…”What is strange,” said Shoham, “is that, since Saddam was captured – and even before – the Americans did not relate to the Syrian option. It is as if the U.S. doesn't want to reveal the fact that Iraqi WMDs are hidden there. It could be that the U.S. cannot yet confirm this – but another possibility is that the Bush administration knows the answer and has decided it is not yet time to reveal it.
For whatever reason, it may still be too classified. If there is some political bias involved, the U.S. presidential election campaign might account for it.” If Syria is indeed safeguarding at least some of Saddam's WMDs, now that Saddam is history and Iraq has started along the road to democracy, what is likely to happen to these weapons? “It is not likely that Syria will share them with Hezbollah in Lebanon," said Shoham. “It is in Syria's interest to maintain the current relative quiet" along Lebanon's border with Israel, he said…”
In December 2002, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced on television that Saddam had hidden chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction in Syria…A senior Israeli intelligence official said afterward the Iraqi WMDs included mobile biological facilities mounted in trailer trucks, as well as chemical munitions. He said the U.S. had examined evidence provided by Israel. "We have solid evidence," the official said. "This is not a hunch or speculation…"
According to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Syria has the largest and most advanced chemical warfare capability in the Middle East, including chemical warheads for Scud ballistic missiles and cruise missiles, chemical gravity bombs for delivery by aircraft, and chemical warheads for artillery shells. It has an estimated CW stockpile in the hundreds of tons, including Sarin, VX and mustard gas. It appears Syria is not about to transfer WMDs to Hezbollah in Lebanon, since it is not in its interest to invite massive Israeli retaliation for a WMD attack…”
The 2004 Presidential Election was over and Syria was no longer concerned with provoking “massive Israeli retaliation” because Syria did provoke the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War through her client Hezbollah. This war and the resultant Israeli “retaliation” has now begun. The question of who incited Hezbollah to provoke this confrontation needs to be asked? On the other hand, who provoked Israel and the military naïve administration barely weeks old to launch one of the most devastating invasions Israel has ever committed her national interest upon? The nations in the center of this war may be pushed to the limit in a scenario that most governments fear and do not care to discuss. Yet the “word of the Lord” has already expressed this ‘burden” to the Prophet Zechariah almost two and a half millenniums ago.
Now that Syria may be feeling the threat of being on the receiving end such as Saddam Hussein felt three years ago, let us now read how Syria has been in the export business of trying to move part of Iraq’s WMD away from Syria in order to conceal them from western intelligence eyes since January 2004. Final in 2006, we read about the mobility of Saddam’s WMD and a new home for them in an article in Mathaba News dated April 13, 2006 titled, “Syria Shipping WMD Components to Sudan”
Mathaba News - Syria, long suspected for hiding some of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD), is reportedly smuggling missiles and WMD components to Sudan in an effort to conceal them from western intelligence sources. According to Middle East Newsline, "western intelligence sources said the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has been flying shipments of Scud C and Scud D extended-range missiles as well as WMD components to warehouses in Khartoum since at least January 2004. The sources said the Syrian shipments to Khartoum were placed on civilian airliners but authorized and directed by the Defense Ministry…"
The “Mystery” of Saddam Hussein’s WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) and Chemical and Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction (CBWMD) have never been a mystery. The evidence has always been there, yet it has never been respected as a true intelligence “asset” for the American or European public to know. Why? It does not fit the present conceptions of what the Internationalists want us to know. This will be the story of our next article in this series.
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It is the Master of the Universe who created the laws of nature and set the orbits of the planets in their course around the sun. It is also He who guided the affairs of the nations. Every king or ruler on Planet Earth is there at His behest for it is the purpose of G-d to bring this world back into a full covenant relationship with Him.
In spite of the sins of Adam and Eve, and the effect it had upon the “Image of G-d” in which He created each of us to be. He gave one family a covenant of a relationship with Himself, and at the end of days, that covenant will be fulfilled to each of us who choose to be a part of the full redemption of the House of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. As this universe and solar system was created for mankind, and even though Eden was lost in that epochal day of the past, the G-d of Israel promised that Eden would be restored. Eden Lost à Eden Restored.
Each of the prophets was a mini-window into the unknown future, but collectively they painted a broad stroked tapestry of the end of the era of man and the beginning of the era of the Messiah. As the world is coming full circle to the center of the Galactic Universe, the era of man has come full circle from the point of creation in the Garden of Eden to the new alignment of a new creation in the restored Gan Eden. When the New Gan Eden is revealed so will the New Jerusalem also be revealed. So today, the G-d is whistling you to come back to the brotherhood of Klal Yisra’el (All Israel). To learn more about this redemptive process, you are Welcome to Contact “Kol Ha Tor”, the Voice of the Turtledove.
Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Mission to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail establishing in the region of Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness into a new homeland for the Return of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel when All Israel will finally be redeemed.
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