After the game
The Daily Jot
Monday, March 21, 2011
Ill-fated US foreign policy a prophetic instrument?
President Ronald Reagan bombed Libya in response to a terrorist incident. When President George HW Bush initiated Operation Desert Storm, it was in response to a specific request to prevent Saddam Hussein from taking over Kuwait. When President George W Bush attacked Iraq, it was after Hussein said he was developing weapons of mass destruction and intended to use them against America and her allies--such as Israel. When he attacked Afghanistan, it was in response to the export of terrorism that resulted in the 911 attack on American soil. But now an American president is attacking Libya, which in of itself may have prophetic significance pointing to the coming of the Day of the Lord.
The White House decision to bomb Libya is a strange one. First, this president's ties to the Libyan dictator go back to the years when the president-to-be was attending Jeremiah Wright's church in Chicago. Wright, who is tight with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, is also a friend of Libya's Muammar Qadhafi. Qadhafi even called the American president "our son" in a letter pleading that the US stay out of the Libyan conflict. Farrakhan, who once referred to the American president as the "Messiah", has angrily rebuked the president saying, "you can't order him to step down and get out, who the hell do you think you are?"
Qadhafi claims, and there have been media reports to confirm the claims, that al Qaeda is behind the rebellion in Libya. Qadhafi told the American president in his letter: "Al Qaeda is an armed organization, passing through Algeria, Mauritania and Mali. What would you do if you found them controlling American cities with the power of weapons?" We have an American president, who strongly criticized the Afghan and Iraqi war efforts against terrorism, bombing his friend in Libya, as al Qaeda waits in the wings to take over. In other parts of the Middle East, the US is assisting in toppling longstanding governments with al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood waiting in the shadows to take over.
Perplexing as it seems, there is some clarity. WikiLeaks released documents indicate the US has been involved since 2008 in destabilizing Middle Eastern governments in hopes of replacing them with democratic governments. This strategy was proven dangerous by the Palestinian Authority--where terrorists were elected. The current White House appears to have accelerated this strategy despite obvious indicators that the Muslim Brotherhood and its terrorist allies are powers in waiting. Ezekiel 30 talks of how "even as the day of the Lord is near" Egypt's "foundations shall be broken down," and Libya, "and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword." America may be instrumental in bringing this about.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry