On our Feb. 15, 04 Rapture Watch hotline we shared
the following item, "On Feb. 14, 2004 a St. Valentine's
Day massacre took place against Iraqi police on security compounds
in Fallujah, Iraq.
National news reported that after months of suicide bombings
against Iraqi police, Saturday's attack marked the first coordinated
ground assault by guerrillas.
The attack on a police station coincided with a strike against
a nearby Iraqi Civil Defense Corp. Compound. The latest report
was that 25 police were killed, 40 wounded and an estimated 150
prisoners were set free by the invading forces. Survivors estimated
the number of attackers at 50 to 70. The attackers employed a
large array of machine guns, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades
to rapidly overwhelm the police force.
The attack was recognized as unprecedented in its scope, cooperation,
intelligence utilization and strategy. Military analysts recognize
that even though no group has reportedly taken credit for the
attack, they are united in their opinions that a tactically well
trained army was involved. Everyone from Iranians and Lebanese,
to tribal rivalry personal vendettas have been speculated as
being behind the attack.
Of special significance to myself regarding my private opinion
that the real Saddam Hussein has not truly been captured and
remains free and in command of his never located elite Republican
guards, along with a vast array of weapons is that, surviving
officers of the Fallujah attack have reported that they saw the
name of "Hussein" tattooed on the bodies of the few
attackers that were slain.
With very little reservation by my studies of Chapters 50
& 51 of Jeremiah, I have strongly put forth that Saddam Hussein
remains a free man and is the king of Babylon prophesied to come
out of hiding like a desperate lion in Jer. 50:43-44.
Our hotline report of Feb. 15th, which suggested that Saddam's
army is intact and active, gained formidable support after the
murder an mutilation of 4 Americans in Fallujah, Iraq on March
31, "04 as was put forth in an April 1, "04 New York
Times article which headlined, "Events fail to fit theory
blaming non-Iraqi terrorists."
"Hours after the deaths of the four Americans civilians
who were dragged from their vehicle and mutilated in Fallujah
on Wednesday, an American general went before reporters in Baghdad
with the air of measured assurance that has characterized every
daily briefing on the military situation across Iraq...But along
with the confidence, there are hints that American generals are
not as sure as they were only weeks ago that they have turned
a corner in the conflict.
Nor do the scenes from Fallujah on Wednesday - Iraqis mutilating
American bodies, and crowds cheering at the sight - appear to
fit the theory put forward by the American military that foreigners,
rather than Iraqi supporters of Saddam Hussein, are increasingly
behind terrorist attacks...On Feb. 8, U.S. Officials produced
a document that became known as the "Zarqawi letter,"
in which, they said, a man they believed to be responsible for
the bombing of U.N. headquarters in Iraq and other major attacks
urged al-Qaeda leaders to support further terrorist attacks aimed
at provoking a civil war in Iraq - and halting American progress
toward the establishment of a Western-style democratic state.
Questions remain about the letter, including whether the writer
really was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian-born Islamic militant,
a fact the Americans said they had independently corroborated...the
letter... provided the Americans with a ready-made template for
their new interpretation of the war...Virtually every briefing
for reporters tied developments in the war to the growing role
of the Islamic militants, including non-Iraqi Muslims infiltrating
Iraq from elsewhere in the Islamic world, and the receding threat
from what military jargon calls "FREs," or former regime
elements, meaning loyalists of Hussein.
In urging this view of the conflict, American generals and
senior officials...have struggled to explain elements of the
situation that have seemed not quite to fit this theory.
While blaming Islamic militants... they have not been able
to provide any strong evidence that the Islamists, and not supporters
of Hussein, were responsible."
We need only to ask one critical question to give additional
support to the possibility, if not the likelihood, that Saddam
Hussein is not really the man the United States has in custody.
The question is, "Why have the devoted, even tattooed
Hussein loyalists, who have been waging this relentless war against
the United States not made a single demand for the release of
their self-declared "Lion of Iraq," Saddam Hussein?"
One would expect that such a committed band of loyalists would
have expressed just a little bit of longing for their beloved
leader to be set free, if not at the very least, that he be treated
with greater dignity? Since the supposed capture of Saddam Hussein
on Dec. 13, 03 not a word of protest or indignation has
been heard from his loyalist camp.
The front page headline of the Colorado Springs Gazette declared
the same silence from the supposedly captive Saddam Hussein himself
when it declared, "Saddam not talking, U.S. says."
I propose that either Iraq has produced a silent Saddam Hussein
and a new breed of uncaring loyalists or else Saddam is known
by his followers to still be at large and in power and will one
day in the not too distant future "come up like a lion from
the flooding of the Jordan against the habitation of the strong..."
as is prophesied in Jer. 50:44.
For more information on this subject please review our RW messages
titled, "Has Saddam really been caught," "Catching
a cab with Saddam" and "God will use Israel to break
the nation of Iraq."
Perhaps, as this question of Saddam's uncaring loyalists becomes
more burdensome to evade we will see this flaw of the well intentioned
yarn spinners corrected in the future and the loyalists will
be said to be demanding the release of Saddam. This will in no
way detract from the fact that as of this message it has been
over 3 ½ months since Saddam's so- called capture without
a peep or a care from his followers that he is imprisoned by
The issue is only whether or not the prophecies of Iraq and
her king are being correctly interpreted by myself or not. I
understand perfectly why misinformation must be utilized in such
a war as we are witnessing and nothing will change the horrible
course of prophesied events about to be initiated in Iraq and
throughout the Middle East.
These are the last days and today is the day to find refuge
in God by trusting with faith in the shed blood of God's only
begotten Son Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.