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The "Roadmap for Peace" -
Fast-track to Armageddon
The last-and-best strategy for "Peace and Security" has no chance of working.
By Ken Raggio
Whether or not you like the guy, Tony Blair is one brilliant politician. The former British Prime Minister who served under the Labour Party rose to international prominence from humble, obscure beginnings.
I sat with the press corp at the United Nations World Summit in 2005 and watched him get grilled (photo at left) during the height of the Iraqi War. I wondered who else on earth had the combination of razor-sharp intelligence, quick-witted articulation, and unflinching zeal for not only Britain, but for a hard-core globalist agenda.
I could plainly see that his fervent apologetics for the UN's ten Millennial Developmental Goals (MDGs) were destined to make him a darling of the international community. It would also guarantee his job-security even after leaving the office of Prime Minister of the UK.
I could see the hand-writing on the wall. Blair was destined for highest-profile visibility as a front-man for Big Brother.
And it happened. Not one problem on earth demands more genius and political capital than that of chief Middle Eastern negotiator, which role he now occupies. Of all the geopolitical "hot-spots" on earth, they are all mere firecrackers compared to the imminently perilous conflict between Islam and Israel. Every aspect of the strife is "nuclear." Not even a full-bodied asbestos suit can prevent these players from getting burned.
The prophecies state that everybody who gets embroiled in matters pertaining to Jerusalem is going to get burned (Zechariah 12).
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
...In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf."
Jehovah jealously holds the title deed to the hotly contested territory, and He has postponed coming down to settle this matter for just about as long as He is going to.
Most people have no real clue what the real Armageddon prophecy is all about.
They do not know that the Bible forecasts a clearly-defined showdown between a massive international army operating in the region of Jerusalem with a Holy Army of God's faithful people who will have been gathered together by none other than Jesus Christ Himself to tend to the TRUE "final solution" of the Jewish question.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image.
These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh."
THE ROADMAP FOR PEACE
One of the most important political documents of modern times (perhaps all of time) is the initiative to bring about peace in the Middle East. The document called “The Roadmap for Peace” is a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Roadmap, if enacted in full detail, will do more to strip Israel of its lands, the integrity of its political sovereignty and its biblical identity, than any other modern event. At the same time, it will establish the State of Palestine, enforce one of the greatest concessions to terrorism in modern history, and finalize one of Israel’s greatest compromises ever.
So, what about this "Roadmap for Peace"?
Who instigated this formal, international manhandling of Israel called the Roadmap? According to a PBS video documentary entitled, “Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs," Jordan's King Abdullah was the driving force behind “The Roadmap for Peace.”
Abdullah is alleged to be the 43rd generation
direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, of the Islamic religion. Muhammad's grandfather, Hashim is the namesake of this people. The lineage traces through Muhammad's daughter Fatima. (The dispute over this claim is the
principal difference between the Shia Muslims and Sunni Muslims).
King Abdullah was
educated in Britain and the U.S., and received Middle Eastern studies at Oxford University and a Masters in Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is very popular
in the West, and one of the most famous Muslim on earth (as opposed to infamous Osama bin Laden or Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad).
Photo: Jordan's King Abdullah and then Crown Prince (now King) Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
According to King Abdullah’s website, the Roadmap
is “based on the breakthrough peace initiatives by Arab nations at the Beirut Summit of 2002.”
“The Beirut Declaration” listed the Arabs’ three principal expectations from Israel.
1. Withdraw from the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights, back to 1967 borders.
2. Resolve the Palestinian refugee problem according to UN Resolution 194.
3. Accept a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
In return for Israel’s compliance, the Arab states agreed to “sign a peace agreement with Israel, and achieve peace for all states in the region.”
the “Roadmap for Peace” was constructed from
Declaration,” and since the Roadmap has become such an
important document to
the future of the world, it is only natural that we should ask, "Who
the Beirut Declaration?"
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah presented the original text to the Arab leaders, who then adopted it with revisions.
the Declaration itself did not attract the interest
or support of Western powers until Jordanian King Abdullah traveled to
Downing Street in London on April 22, 2002, and talked with then Prime
Blair. That same day, the King called on the United States
responsibilities and exert pressure on Israel to withdraw.
“The Roadmap for Peace” would never have evolved into its present role if Jordan’s King had not effectively twisted the arms of the West via Tony Blair and George Bush on April 22nd. Interestingly, King Abdullah had just met with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah the previous day in Casablanca, Morocco.
Three days later, on April 25th, President George Bush received Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. At that meeting, Bush stated his hopes that “our efforts can help return us to the path of peace.
In less than sixty days, Bush delivered a speech in the White House Rose Garden that set forth his vision for “two states, living side by side in peace and security.” He announced that the United States and the European Union planned to work with the Arab states and Palestinian leaders to implement changes.
On August 1, Jordan’s King Abdullah came to Washington and met with President Bush. Coincidentally, the president met the same day with Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister of Israel. American policy has since reflected a significant shift in favor of the Palestinian state.
On September 17, 2002, at the annual UN General Assembly, members of “the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East” outlined a three-phase “roadmap” to achieving “two states, living side by side in peace and security” – the exact words Bush used almost five months earlier. Javier Solana represented the EU, Colin Powell the US, Kofi Annan the UN, and Igor Ivanov the Russian Federation.
On April 30, 2003, almost one year exactly after the King of Jordan and the Crown Prince of Saudi met with President Bush, the U.S. Department of State officially published the “Roadmap.”
What impelled Jordan’s King to champion this cause?
Abdullah could have had several motives, not the least of
which was two million Palestinian refugees (see 1952 photo at right) that his relatively small
been forced to support over the past fifty years. Jordan has absorbed
refugees than any other locale except Gaza. See my article "The Swelling of Jordan."
At this writing, Israel and the Palestinian Authority are being coerced into compliance to the Roadmap by the four major powers in the Quartet: the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia.
a nutshell, the Roadmap is a strategy to define the borders of
Israel, resolve the right of return for Palestinians, settle the
issue, and determine who will control the Temple Mount. If the Roadmap
implemented, Israel will have given away more territory than nearly
many consider this to be one of the absolute prerequisites
to peace in the region, all Jews and Christians are aware that Israel
given away almost half of the Promised Land. That is an ominous
and when such a settlement occurs, the world will have to contend with
Almighty God's displeasure over the matter. Israel’s
head has never been on such a
chopping block as this one. Its implications are vast.
Since this original article was written in late 2005, Tony Blair has been added to the equation. After departing the office of Prime Minister of the UK, Blair established a residence in Israel for one week of each month. His goal was to help bring the Palestinian State into existence. As such, the media depicts him as representing the UN Quartet. In cruel reality, however, he is representing Kings Abdullah of Jordan and Saudi Arabia and the Arab nations. They have twisted his arm so tightly that he had no choice but to plead their cause for a Palestinian State. If Blair fails, can you say, "No more oil for the West!"?
But for right now, the whole world is absolutely determined to force Israel into accepting a new Palestinian state, and a DIVIDED JERUSALEM. Eventually, (sooner than later) it will
happen, but there can be no real "peace and safety." Sudden destruction
will soon follow the establishment of a Palestinian State. That is the
Nevertheless, I expect to see a seven year agreement signed among the above-mentioned parties that will guarantee peace for land concessions. I expect to see that go completely sour in 3 1/2 years, and Israel will suffer the worst possible set-back. The next 3 1/2 years will be the worst experience Israel has ever endured. Jesus will come at the end of the entire 7 year period and set everything in order according to HIS will at the great Battle of Armageddon.
here is the interesting twist.
are now FIVE PARTIES forcing Israel out of its Promised Land:
VERY SAME BEASTS that the Prophet Daniel saw:
The angel also told Daniel that the vision was for the "latter days." In 564BC, Daniel saw this day when Israel would be betrayed by these precise global beasts.
THE UN QUARTET
History of the Palestinians
is no historical nation called Palestine. Mark Twain described his visit to the Holy Land in 1867. "Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes. Over it broods the spell of a curse that has withered its fields and fettered its energies... Palestine is desolate and unlovely... It is a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land... [a] desolate country ...given over wholly to weeds - a silent mournful expanse." God often warned Israel that unrepented sin would bring this kind of judgment.
On November 2, 1917, Britain issued the Balfour Declaration that said, "His Majesty's Government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
the end of World War I, it was determined that the peoples of
that region were incapable of governing themselves and the Allied
Britain a Mandate to administrate the region (Paris Peace Conference of
1919, Treaty of
The concept of a National Jewish Home in Palestine as set forth in the Balfour Declaration was approved by the League of Nations Council on July 24, 1922, and endorsed by a joint resolution of the United States Congress on June 30, 1922. The "Mandate for Palestine" was issued by the League of Nations.
Organization was authorized to form the Jewish Agency in 1929, and
immigration began in earnest. The late King Abdullah was appointed by
British to govern Trans-Jordan, the eastern territory. “The
Paper” of 1922 forbade Jewish settlement in Transjordan.
The same British mandate that acknowledged Israel’s right to exist also acknowledged Palestine’s existence as a legal entity. Subsequently, a Palestinian National Council was formed as a parliament in exile of the people forced out of their homes since the United Nations divided the land to Israel and Palestine in 1948.
The PNC proposed a constitution in October of 1948, but it was never approved, and Palestinian political identity was mostly lost. In 1952, Jordan put forward a constitution for the West Bank. In 1955 and again in 1962, Egypt attempted to put forth constitutional documents for the Gaza Strip. Although neither constitution was ratified, Jordan held de facto rule over the West Bank, and Egypt controlled Gaza.
422-member PNC parliament met in 1964, adopting a national
charter, which denied Israel’s right to exist. The Palestine
Organization (PLO) was formed that year. There was no formal
identity until 1988 when the Palestinian National Council declared
pledging to form a democratic government and draft a constitution.
progress was made until Israel and the Palestine Liberation
entered into the Oslo agreement, signed by Yitzak Rabin and Yasser
U.S. President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1993. The Oslo Accords
failed. Clinton tried again with the Wye River Accords signed by
Netanyahu and Yasser Arafat.
Clinton took another major initiative at a summit with Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat at Camp David in 2000. Despite numerous concessions offered by Israel, Arafat walked away and was perceived as the spoiler in those negotiations.
that time, the Quartet and its Roadmap have taken precedence
over all other venues for negotiating Middle East peace.
Jordan’s King Abdullah, Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, UN
Quartet, Yitzak Rabin & Yasser Arafat, Ariel
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