DECEMBER 6, 2002

In two days Iraq must declare whether or not she possesses weapons of "mass destruction." Of course, it doesn't really matter what Iraq says, there will be war. If Iraq admits she has weapons of "mass destruction," that admission alone will be enough for the U.S. to declare that Iraq is in "material breach;" if Iraq says that she does not possess any weapons of "mass destruction," the U.S. will say that Iraq is lying, and that too will be cause to declare that she is in "material breach." The reasoning here is akin to the kind of reasoning that undergirded the medieval practice of "Trial by Water." If the accused floated on the water, he was guilty because the water refused to "accept" him; if he sank, he was innocent; but either way, he was dead - and either way here Iraq is "dead," no matter what happens. The fact is, the United States is determined to reduce Iraq to the status of a "client-state" in the service of her New World Order System - a client-state with proven oil reserves second only to Saudi Arabia. [Please see our article, "The Coming War in Iraq: What It's Really All About."]

The war is projected to be quick and brutal, and it will secure complete U.S. hegemony over the region. In the process it will also make France, Germany, Russia, China and the United Nations irrelevant to what's occurring in the Middle East, just as the War in Afghanistan has made these same nations irrelevant to what's happening in Central Asia. [Please see our article, "The War in Afghanistan: It's Not What You Think."] The war will prove once and for all U.S. world-supremacy and the total irrelevance of the United Nations and the nations of the EC to the events of the "end of the age." [Please see our article, "The New American Imperialism."]

After the war, the White House contemplates the creation of an "Occupation Regime" analogous to the post-1945 occupation of Japan through which the U.S. hopes to impose a "Western-style democracy" (with "Western values") on that poor benighted country, and in the course of these events, begin the process of "Westernizing" the whole of the Middle East.

The U.S. is, of course, aware that the war in Iraq will not be greeted with much enthusiasm by the "masses" in the Arab world, and so - in an attempt to mollify those "masses" and prove America's "even-handedness" in the area - the Bush administration plans to settle ONCE AND FOR ALL (or so it thinks) the internecine warfare between the Israelis and the Palestinians by imposing on both sides a peace settlement essentially along the lines contemplated by the Oslo Accords. [Please see our article, "The Coming War in the Middle East;" please also see our articles, "Schizophrenia in the Jewish Community" and "The Real Enemy of Israel; It's Not What You Think."]

It is commonly reported that the "settlement" the U.S. has in mind will not be favorable insofar as Israel is concerned. The settlement that has been envisaged will concede much - if not all - of the West Bank and Gaza to a new Palestinian state, and will be so onerous and so completely "out of line" with what Israel thinks is "her due," that in order to appease the Israelis, the U.S. will guarantee the "settlement agreement" by assenting to a written "defense accord" between itself and Israel. [Please see our article, "Israel and the Renewed Struggle for the Holy Land."]

THAT WILL SIGNIFY THE BEGINNING OF THE END - because it is precisely this defense pact that the Scriptures say will initiate the so-called "Tribulation Period" of the "end of the age." [Please see Chapter V of the ANTIPAS PAPERS, "Understanding the Book of Revelation."]

The problem with all of this, however, is that the Mullahs of the Middle East will never go along with the subjugation of Islam and the nations of the Middle East to the dictates of America's New World Order System. [Please see "Inside America's New World Order System."] They will resist what the U.S. is doing - and in the process they will completely RADICALIZE the region. [Please see our article "Radical Islam."] Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, and Pakistan will collapse under the pressure of radical Islam; Iran will be re-RADICALIZED; even Turkey may slip away (as well as those areas in Iraq that are under U.S. control - especially Baghdad) - and as this process becomes irreversible, the U.S. will be besieged by her erstwhile opponents (both domestic and foreign) with a chorus of patronizing "I Told You Sos." The anti-globalist Left, the "Clintonian Left" and people like Ramsey Clark will join Germany, France, Russia, China and pro-UN forces throughout the world to "pile on" the Bush Administration as the Middle East slips away under the inexorable impress of Radical Islam.

But as we indicated in our articles, "The Coming War in the Middle East" and "Radical Islam," there are elements in the United States that circulate around the Vice President (Cheney), the Secretary of Defense (Rumsfield), and the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Wolfowitz) as well as the President himself and the leading elements of his (Bush's) core political constituency (the Christian evangelicals) who have contemplated just such an outcome (i.e., the Islamic radicalization of the Middle East) and who hope to use it as an excuse to FINISH OFF ISLAM (and the peoples and nations that constitute it) ONCE AND FOR ALL. In the process, Bush's Christian cohorts hope to "re-conquer" the nations of Islam for "Christ and the Church," and ruthlessly re-integrate them into the "Christian orbit" out from which Islam plucked them 1,400 years ago - thinking that by doing so, they are "doing service for God." ALL OF THIS WILL CULMINATE FINALLY IN THE GOG / MAGOG WAR. [Please see chapter VI in the Antipas Papers, "The Gog / Magog War."]

What all this suggest is that "big things are afoot" in the world today, and we would all do well to take careful note of what is occurring. Listen brothers and sisters - the "end of the age" has at last caught up with all of us, and the world we have known is passing away. There is NOTHING that we can do to escape what is happening. THIS IS FOR REAL!

Finally, brothers and sisters, as far as we know, we are about the ONLY ministry saying these things! - and we are having to do so in the face of OVERWHELMING opposition from the "established church." The very real fact of the matter is, the American church is in bed with George Bush and is "pushing" the American New World Order System in this matter for all its worth. We need your help to continue in the face of all this opposition, and even to EXPAND our effort.

God bless you all!

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries

P.S. Please take the time, if you haven't already, to read our current article, "Coaxing Christians out of their Hiding Places." Also, please see our articles,

In Search of Babylon: What Do The Scriptures Say?"

"Antichrist: King of Babylon" in Chapter XIII of the Antipas Papers.

We need your help to spread the word concerning Antipas Ministries and the eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR HELP BECAUSE WE DO NOT "LINK" WITH OTHER SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN" WEBSITES which are, for the most part, "in the tank" insofar as their loyalty to the United States is concerned - a loyalty that has made them partners in the BLOODY trail the American military has left in its TERROR-RIDDEN rampage throughout the world, as well as making them partners in the abject poverty that American corporations have imposed on the peoples and nations the American military machine has ravaged - A BLOODY, TERROR-RIDDEN RAMPAGE THAT HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME OF THE "PRINCE OF PEACE." [Please see our articles, "The Third World as a Model for the New World Order," Inside the American New World Order System" and "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]




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