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WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
Many have stated that it is impossible to know whether or not we are living in the last days
before the second coming of Jesus Christ. However, below you will find dramatic proof that
these are the endtimes. The proofs below defy coincidence.
Euphrates River to Be Dried Up In Revelation 16:12, the Bible predicts that the Euphrates River
will be dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the east to invade Israel. This will happen at the time of the battle of Armageddon
according to verse 16 of the same chapter. The battle of Armageddon will be the final battle at which time Jesus will return and fight
on the side of the nation of Israel. Immediately thereafter He will establish His kingdom and usher in His one thousand-year reign of
peace. On January 13, 1990, the Indianapolis Star carried the headline “Turkey Will Cut Off Flow of Euphrates for One Month.” The
article stated that a huge reservoir had been built by Turkey. While filling up the reservoir, the flow of the Euphrates would be stopped
for one month and a concrete plug for a diversion channel built. These things have now been done. With this newly built dam, Turkey
has the ability to stop the Euphrates River at will. The conditions for fulfilling this 1,900 year-old prophecy are now in place.
China Goes to War In Revelation 9:15-16,
the Bible prophesies that an army of 200 million soldiers will launch a war which would kill “the third part of men.” Never in the
history of the world until our present generation has there been a power on earth that could field 200 million soldiers. However, the
late ruler of China, Mao Tse Tung boasted in his diary that he could field an army of 200 million. The CIA World Factbook reports
that in the year 2001, it is estimated that China has 200,886,946 men of military age, and this number is growing by 10 million per
Worldwide Numbering System Predicted In Revelation 13, the Bible prophesies that a
world dictator will soon rule over a world government. He will cause all people in the earth to receive a number without which they
will be unable to buy or sell. We are seeing this prophecy fulfilled before our eyes in a most astonishing way. Nearly every human
being in the world now has been assigned a number. In America it is our Social Security number. In the past few years, we have seen
this number extended to newborns. A child without a Social Security number cannot be declared as a dependent on an income tax
return. We have seen the emergence of electronic money, shopping with credit cards, and many people urging the abolishment of cash.
All of these things could not possibly have been fulfilled until this present time. Only after the invention of the computer could such a
worldwide numbering system be administered.
The Emergence of a New World Order Revelation 13:7 and
Daniel 7:23 prophesy the establishment of a world government. The term “New World Order” has become a prevalent phrase in the
world’s political culture. Mikhail Gorbachev made the term famous, and Pope John Paul II has referred to it repeatedly. In the
September 12, 1990 issue of the Chicago Tribune, our former president George Bush said, “Iraq is the first test for the New World
Order.” He emphatically stated that the Iraq War is Saddam Hussein against the world. The United Nations’ troops are continually
referred to as the multi-national forces. The decision has been made to establish an interdependent community of nations that will rule
the world under United Nations authority. The Bible says that this will lead us into a great world government. The formation of this
government is at hand.
or Divine Providence?
Is it coincidental that all of these major prophecies pertaining to the last times are being fulfilled simultaneously?
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Prophecy Tour 2003
Israel • Jordan • Tiberias
Now that the political situation in the Middle East has stabilized, I am very excited to
announce our next tour to the Holy Land. As always, this is a trip of a lifetime. I anticipate
that this one, however, will be extra special. There are two reasons. First, by the time we arrive,
the Road Map for Peace will be in full swing. We will feel the political climate—for most,
euphoria, for some, dread— as we tour the land where God Almighty chose to place His name.
And second, by combining our Israel Tour with a 3-day swing through Jordan, this will be one
of the LEAST EXPENSIVE tours we will ever be able to offer—only $2,095 for 11 days!
I want to personally invite you to join us for Prophecy Tour 2003. You won’t want to miss
We will stand on the Mount of Olives where Jesus will stand when He returns—Visit the
Temple Mount itself where the Third Temple will soon be built—See the cornerstone intend-
ed for the rebuilding of the Third Temple—At the Temple Institute we will see the vessels and
the garments already prepared for resumption of temple worship— Visit the Garden Tomb and
the Garden of Gethsemane—See the site of the coming Battle of Armageddon—We will visit
Judean settlements where Jesus prophesied great tribulation will come in the near future
(Matthew 24:15-21)—Sail across the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on the water—and
much, much more!
Jordan is the only nation that the Bible specifically says will not be invaded by the
Antichrist. Daniel 11:41 speaks of the Antichrist: “He shall enter also into the glorious land,
and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom,
and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.” Edom is Petra in southern Jordan, the
Moab Mountains are in Jordan, and Amman is the capital city of the nation of Jordan. While
there we will visit Petra, the incredible ruins of the ancient Roman city, Jerash, and stand on
the top of Mount Nebo—the place from which God showed Moses the Promised Land just
before he died. Mount Nebo overlooks Jericho, and if it’s a clear day, we may catch a glimpse
of Jerusalem in the distance.
How You Can Join Us
The cost for the entire Israel-Jordan trip will be $2,095 plus tips and taxes. We leave from
Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. You can ensure your place on the tour by sending a deposit of $250
Irvin Baxter Jr. — Tour Host as soon as possible. Total payment must be made 60 days before our departure date of
November 3rd. If you have further questions, please call us at 1-800-Endtime. Ask for Debbie.
November 3-13, 2003 Call 1-800-ENDTIME for more information.
Editorial By Irvin Baxter Jr.
Don't Forget... Editor-in-Chief
Irvin Baxter Jr.
We Are At War! Assistant Editor
ven while executing a full court But the big question in everyone's mind has
press promoting peace in the to be, "When is the big one coming?" Research
Middle East, President Bush con- The prophecy describes a war that will kill Kathy McKinney
tinues to aggressively push his one-third of mankind-two billion people (Rev.
War on Terrorism. Apparently he 9:15-16). The question is not "if" this war will Ministry
still thinks the Axis of Evil is evil. happen. The only question is when. It appears Fulfillment Services
Uday and Qusay Hussein are dead. Dissidents much more likely to happen in the next five Sheri Woodring
are attempting to overthrow the Iranian govern- years than in 50. If the Roadmap for Peace
ment. Iran has announced it now possesses mis- turns out to actually be the Confirmation of Radio
siles that can reach Tel Aviv, and there is com- the Covenant-the beginning of the final seven Outreach Director
pelling evidence to suggest it has been secretly years-then the war that kills one-third of Kara McPeak
attempting to make nuclear weapons. mankind must happen within the next three
America is withdrawing its 37,000 troops years. We know this because the war must hap- Radio Operations
from Korea's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), pen before the Great Tribulation begins, and Jim Stigleman
pulling them out of harm's way in case the the Great Tribulation begins three and one-
nuclear dispute with North Korea degenerates half years after the Confirmation of the
into a hot war. It was just announced that the Covenant.
United States will be holding joint military We are not able to speak with absolute cer- Webmaster, Layout
exercises with South Korea in late August. It tainty about the timing right now. Did the Dan Barkley
certainly looks like the U.S. is preparing for final seven years begin on April 30, 2003? We
war, an observation that has probably not
escaped the attention of North Korea.
don't know for sure. But we do know that the
endtime has arrived. ❏
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is the inspired
What is Endtime Magazine? Word of God, that Jesus Christ is the
Savior of the world, and that He will
come again to establish a kingdom that
In 1968, Irvin Baxter Jr. discovered the United States Bible which he had been teaching since 1968.
shall never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44).
and other modern nations in the Bible. He also found the After the fall of the Berlin Wall, prophetic fulfillment
Those who are born again (John 3:3-5)
Berlin Wall in the Bible and that one day it was to be torn accelerated rapidly. The decision was made to launch
will have eternal life and rule as kings
down, reuniting Germany, and that event would be the Endtime. The purpose of the magazine is to explain the
and priests with Christ forever.
catalyst to spark an international movement called the prophecies of the Bible and to show that they are now
“New World Order.” These things have now come to being fulfilled in intricate detail.
pass. Articles focus on the soon return of Jesus Christ, the
Irvin Baxter Jr., a Pentecostal minister, began Endtime truth of the Bible, and the need for salvation. Endtime does
Ministries in 1986 when he wrote A Message For The not deal with doctrinal controversies, as valid as they may
President, a book explaining the major prophecies of the be. This will be left to other publications.
Letters to the Editor
Feedback What’s On Your Mind?
Endtime Wants to Know.
President Evokes Uneasy Feelings delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
Do you think the Antichrist could be President Bush? I won-
der because of the Roadmap for Peace he is trying to push and
how he wants to democratize the world. I know people say that Pros and cons of Roadmap being ‘Confirmation’
he is supposed to be a Christian. I am not saying that he isn’t,
but every time I see these things I get an uneasy feeling. Thanks, Two questions: 1) Why have you been pointing to April 30th
and many blessings on your lives. as possibly the time of the confirmation of the covenant? 2) How
might the Great Tribulation for the people in Judea be worse
Teddy than the Holocaust was?
Reply: Some of the things the president has done give us the GB
same uneasy feeling. However, the Bible is clear that the
Antichrist will rise among a ten-king union most likely based in Reply: The Roadmap for Peace was presented to Israel and to
Europe. It would be hard to envision a scenario under which any the Palestinians by the world community on April 30th. The
U.S. president could fulfill this aspect of the prophecy. Roadmap covers most of the factors that are prophesied to occur
when the confirmation of the covenant takes place. The confir-
mation of the covenant will deal with the status of the Holy
Justified Killing Land, and the status of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
During the seven years that the Antichrist confirms the
The response in your March/April issue to the man wonder- covenant, the area of Judea will be the scene of terrible conflict.
ing about military service did him a great injustice. The com- The Roadmap for Peace deals with all of these issues. For this
mandment "Thou shalt not kill" is more properly translated, reason, we think it is a possibility that the confirmation of the
"Thou shalt not murder." There are reasons to go to war that are covenant happened on April 30th. However, we don’t know for
justifiable, and the unfortunate killing that is done is not mur- sure at this time. (For a more complete explanation, see the cover
der, but it is killing done to uphold the righteousness of a story in the May/June 2003 issue of Endtime magazine.)
greater cause. The Civil War and World War II are two such Concerning the Great Tribulation, Jesus said, “For then shall
examples. be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the
As far as killing someone and "sending someone to hell," as world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matthew 24:21) We
you put it, their sins send them to hell. I am sure God, in His may not be able to foresee how it could be worse, but Jesus said
great mercy, gave them time to repent. that it would be.
I enjoy your ministry a great deal, but you are mistaken in
this matter. God bless and keep up the good work.
Bob, Toledo, Ohio
The controversy surrounding the sounding of the 4th
Reply: Some Christians would agree with you. However, Jesus Trumpet may end only when the abomination of desolation is
said, “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of manifested. There is no real way to prove by mortal devices
this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be when this event occurs. We know that God can shorten time and
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its effects upon all of us as only the flesh is affected by time. I Christian should love the Jews viewing them as brothers who
thank you for your ministry and you are in our prayers. have not yet seen the light but will someday join us in our
knowledge of the revelation of Jesus Christ. We should be there
T. Gosser, Alaska for them as much as we can [Romans 15:27], support them, love
them, pray for them, and defend them. I love Israel.
Reply: A war killing one-third of mankind, which is to hap-
pen under the 6th Trumpet, would also indicate that the 4th Pastor Dale, Alabama
Trumpet has sounded.
So desperate for peace
A Christian perspective on Jews
What stood out in my mind about the Uri Dan interview [see
You recently discussed the Jewish people and the Christian transcript in this magazine] was when Rev. Baxter was talking
position. I have always loved the Jews. I could never under- about the land that God gave Israel and asked Uri if Israel would
stand why people have persecuted them. I feel that the true give it up for peace. He said, “Yes.” That showed me that these
ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2003 7
people are so desperate for peace that they are willing to give up Philistine is the same word. The main concentration of
what God gave them. But we know the one who is going to Philistines in Bible times was Gaza. Samson went down to Gaza
bring the true peace. I love you guys and pray for your ministry. to visit the Philistine Delilah. The main concentration of
Palestinians today is Gaza. Things haven’t changed much.
Chenoa Joe It is true that the country of Jordan was created by the UN to
be a Palestinian homeland. And Christians should certainly sup-
port God’s covenant that the area of the Promised Land should
belong to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The
John’s thrones, God’s throne Middle East territory under Arab control is 571 times as large as
the tiny State of Israel under Jewish control.
In Revelation, Chapter 20, verse 4 reads, "And I saw thrones,
and they sat upon them..." What thrones is John referring to?
Does this have anything to do with God's throne, or is it refer- Feedback
ring to another? Any insight that you can give me would be
greatly appreciated. ● A Teacher. I am a small contributor to your ministry
($10/mo.). However, I pray for you all regularly and am great-
C. Smiddy, Baltimore, MD ly blessed by your radio program (I listen on the internet) and
magazine. The info I get from you helps our church greatly
Reply: This passages and many others teach that the born to understand what is going on (I teach your Understanding
again believers will reign with Christ when He establishes His the Endtime Level One and do a regular weekly Bible study
kingdom on earth. These thrones referred to in Revelation 20 on Tuesday nights.) —Randall S., Las Vegas
are the thrones of the saints.
● The Front Row. What a fantastic prophecy conference! I was
one of the "lucky" ones that came in just before you got start-
To Die is Gain ed, and got to sit in the front row in the added seats. It was
absolutely as much as I had hoped and more. Anyone who is
I was wondering if I am missing something in the interpreta- teetering on the edge as to whether to go to one of your con-
tion of Satan prevailing against the church, as opposed to Satan ferences or not, will miss the boat if they don't. It was great,
prevailing against the saints. In Daniel 7:21, the Antichrist pre- but Irvin, next time you get the urge to preach, go for it,
vailed against the saints. Brother! I could have sat there for another two hours listen-
Robert ing! I love you guys!!! —J. & D. Roose
Reply: When the Bible says that Satan prevails against the ● Life Changed. Thank you all for what you have done for me. I
children of God, it does not mean that he is to get them to deny had no idea how close the end was until the day the Lord made
the Lord. It simply means that he prevails against them physi- your ministry known to me. I don’t remember how or why,
cally. In Revelation 12, speaking of the great tribulation, we but I was going through the a.m. stations and ended up on
read that the people who are saved “loved not their lives unto the your program (KCTA Corpus Christi). My life has been
death and they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the changed ever since. I am praying for your ministry and ask
word of their testimony.” So while the Antichrist was overcom- that you do the same for me. Please send me Understanding
ing them physically, they were overcoming him spiritually. the Endtime Level One video series. Enclosed is a check for
these and my subscription. If there is anything left, please
accept it as a small gift and I will contribute more in the
Palestinian people future. —David C.
Have you ever addressed the issues concerning that there are ● Scripture-Backed. Thanks to prayer and the information that
no Palestinian people and there has never been a Palestinian I have received from your ministry, I can now back many of
State? The Palestinian people are Jordanian people that were my thoughts and views with scripture, and can even pique the
caught in the middle of the 1967 War. There never was any interest of others. May God bless you in your work so you may
movement to create a Palestinian state while Jordan was in con- continue to bless the world with your knowledge. —Dianne
trol of Jerusalem and the territories. Most of the Christian peo-
ple are totally ignorant concerning the history of this area of the
world. I believe that the Christian people must stand against any
What Does it Cost to Teach All Nations?
movement to give away any land that Israel possesses in order to Endtime Ministries Needs Your Support
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Bob, Waco, TX of our listeners and readers.
Be a Ministry Partner. Call us at 1-800-Endtime.
Reply: You are correct in saying there has never been a
Endtime thanks you for your letters. The letters we use in Endtime do not nec-
Palestinian state. However, it is not really accurate to say that essarily reflect the views of Endtime and/or its staff. Endtime reserves the right to
there are no Palestinian people. The name Palestinian and edit letters according to space and editorial style.
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AP WideWorld Photo/Oded Balilty
A Palestinian shepherd walks his flock, backdropped by the Jewish settlement of Nigdal Oz, one of the settlements of the Gush Etzion block
of settlements, in the southern West Bank Sunday May 11, 2003. Just as Secretary of State Colin Powell was wrapping up his talks with Israeli
and Palestinian leaders, the Jewish settlements in Palestinian areas remain a major issue in the so called " roadmap to peace" that envisions
a Palestinian state within three years.
Does Roadmap for Peace=Confirmation of the Covenant?
An Israeli Perspective
A P.L.O. Perspective
A Christian Perspective
Editor’s note: The Roadmap for Peace that was presented to covenant in endtime prophecy, we are taking a considerable portion of
Israelis and Palestinians on April 30, 2003, might be the confirma- this edition of Endtime to present the perspectives of the important play-
tion of the covenant spoken of in Daniel 9:27. If this would prove to be ers in the unfolding events of the Middle East. Included in this section
true, the final seven years to Armageddon would have begun on April will be the Israeli perspective, the Palestinian perspective, the viewpoint
30th. We don’t yet know whether this is true. On the other hand, we of a Christian journalist from Jerusalem and the biblical perspective of
don’t know that it isn’t. the Roadmap.
Because of the paramount importance of the confirmation of the
ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2003 9
In the days following the Road Map for
Courtsey of New York Post
Peace Summit in Aqaba in early June,
Endtime interviewed Mr. Uri Dan, a
journalist for the New York Post who has
published more than 20 books on the
Middle East and Israel. He also is a long-
time friend of Israeli Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon, and served as his personal
journalist for many years.
In this interview, Mr. Dan responded to
questions regarding, among other topics,
Israel’s sovereignty, the status of
Jerusalem, and the future of the Temple
Mount. In this transcription, we cleaned
up much of the dialogue while preserving
elements of his thick Israeli accent.
Uri Dan stressed that he takes full
responsibility for his comments, attribut-
ing his statements and observations only
to himself and not to the Prime Minister.
Uri Dan: Shalom from Israel. The
Temple Mount is in Israel’s hands. The
sovereignty is kept by Israel. The Muslim
fanatics are trying to undermine it, but
thank G-d, Jerusalem is united, and we
continue to be united as the capital of the
Jewish State. We see that this sovereignty
will be respected.
Baxter: Were you with Ariel Sharon at Uri Dan, longtime friend of and personal journalist for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon,
the summit in Aqaba? What did you shared his views with Endtime on the state of the Roadmap and Israel's future.
make of it?
Uri Dan: I know for sure that take this hard and very painful, and no
Uri Dan: Yes, I was there. I think that President Bush got absolutely committed doubt complicated road. Mr. Abu Mazen
President George W. Bush made to bringing real peace and real security [a.k.a. Mahmoud Abbas] has to decide if
absolutely a special effort to contribute to and to quiet the situation after more than he is sitting in a racing car for peace. If he
renewed dialogue between the Israelis 2 1/2 years of terrorist attacks by the can be a genuine peaceful driver, then a
and the Palestinians to try to bring both Palestinians on Israel. I am sure that he is lot of positive things might happen. I
people on the road to peace. Israeli Prime thinking in the most positive way to have a lot of question marks about it.
Minister Ariel Sharon and Abu Mazen, bring this message. He made that long Eddie:: I can sense that you are trying
the Palestinian Prime Minister, were trip to bring that message of peace across to be very positive and optimistic. Can
there against the background of the beau- the world, across the Middle East. you say something negative here?
tiful Gulf of Aqaba. Although it was 100 I am sure that Ariel Sharon would like
degrees, their minds were very cool when to see the end of the violence, and accom- Uri Dan: You try in vain. It is
they launched the talks. Everyone hopes plishing, step-by-step, a platform for co- absolutely harmful not to give it a chance
that it will be successful this time. existence between the Israelis and the even if the risks are very high for the
Palestinians. If I compare it to a race for Israelis. Ariel Sharon went an extra mile.
Baxter: What is your gut feeling? Will peace, I would say that Ariel Sharon is No other democracy in the world would
this work? already there in his Formula-One car to have dared to give another chance to the
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Palestinians, but Mr. Sharon is ready to
give them that last historic chance in this
generation. I don’t think the Palestinians
will have any other partner in this gener-
ation if they release the car. by John L. Bryant
Eddie:: Comparing Abu Mazen to
Yasser Arafat—do you have someone here
you can totally trust?
1. Who said, “Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”?
Uri Dan: You go through trial and A. Felix B. Ananias C. John the Baptist D. Jesus
error, especially after such terrible war was 2. At the well, Jesus led the darkened soul of this woman out into the light.
imposed on Israel: the killing of citizens A. Of Samaria B. Of Bethlehem C. Of Sirah D. None of these
by car bombs, by suicide bombers. Mr. 3. One of the 12 spies, vigorous and faithful in old age.
Ehud Barak in Camp David under Clinton A. Igal B. Caleb C. Gaddi D. Nahbi
was ready to give nearly everything, and 4. This devout man took up the child Jesus in his arms.
instead got the war managed, directed, A. John B. Thomas C. Philip D. Simeon
engineered by Yasser Arafat who is there
5. The Lord shall descend from heaven with a _____.
to sabotage this race. No doubt about it,
A. Bang B. Whisper C. Shout D. Trumpet
the American, British and Israeli intelli-
gence is very aware of it, that the man is 6. Who said, “Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven”?
there to trying to torpedo all this progress. A. Melchizedek B. Paul C. Jesus D. David
7. Who gave his nephew first choice of land?
Baxter: What are the real pressure A. Adam B. Abraham C. Joseph D. Jacob
points—the pivotal make-or-break issues 8. How long was David king?
in this negotiation? A. 40 years B. 30 years C. 20 years D. 10 years
9. This man was disappointed when the Ninevites repented.
Uri Dan: First of all, stopping com- A. Obadiah B. Zephaniah C. Jonah D. Jeremiah
pletely all the terrorist attacks. Not a 10. What are the two elements of the Lord’s Supper?
cease-fire. Just as Mr. Colin Powell said, A. Water – pitcher B. Figs – basket C. Bread – cup D. Fish – loaves
they have to dismantle and disarm the 11. What did John the Baptist eat in the wilderness?
infrastructure of the terrorist organiza- A. Bread & butter B. Meat & vegetables C. Ants & bananas
tions of the Hamas, the Islamic Jihad and D. Locusts & wild honey
the rest. This is what Mr. George W. 12. For how long was Saul without sight?
Bush is repeating. Mr. Ariel Sharon is say- A. 9 days B. 3 days C. 6 days D. 1 day
ing, “I will not be compromised on the 13. What is the fourth commandment?
security of the Israelis, on the security of
A. Thou shalt not steal B. Remember the Sabbath
the Jews in their country. There will be
C. Thou shalt not commit adultery D. Thou shalt not bear false witness
The real road map regretfully, for the 14. In Revelation 19:11-14, who follows Christ out of heaven?
moment, is the road map of terrorism, A. Birds B. Angels C. Armies D. Donkeys
from Casablanca via Ankara to Riyadh to 15. This woman asked Samson wherein (doth) thy great strength lieth,
Pakistan to Indonesia. That is the A. Delilah B. Jezebel C. Witch of Endor D. Anna
roadmap that the world is facing, and 16. Through whose poverty does the Christian become rich?
which became clear after the terrible mas- A. Government’s B. Parent’s C. Christ’s D. Child’s
sacre attacks in America in New York and 17. Nebuchadnezzar had a dream, who gave the interpretation?
Washington on Sept 11—the attack of A. Nathan B. Abednego C. Meshach D. Daniel
the Muslim fanatics against the democra- 18. What is the middle book of the Old Testament?
cies. Israel happens to be geographically A. Proverbs B. Exodus C. Zechariah D. Psalms
face-to-face with that kind of blood- 19. What was Naaman’s physical problem?
stained roadmap of terror. Looking at that A. He was lame B. He was mute C. He was a leper D. He was deaf
on the global scale, one should remember 20. In deep affliction, this king sent to Isaiah for payer (advise).
why Israel is so aware about its security. A. Og B. Hezekiah C. Omri D. Haggai
Baxter: You mentioned that terrorism
must stop. Can Abu Mazen really do
Uri Dan: He says he is going to do it. Answers on page 23
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One hopes that he will carry out this
AP WideWorld Photo/Eyal Warshavsky
commitment. I can tell you that the for-
eign intelligence agencies don’t believe
that he is capable. When they are asked
why a country like Britain is putting
pressure on Israel to make concessions to
the Palestinians, the answer is this is a
situation where policy dictates the reality
and intelligence data is put aside.
I think that George W. Bush under-
stands it. He said at Sharm el Sheik, “If
terrorism will continue, the Palestinians
will get nothing.”
Baxter: The Roadmap deals with
returning to pre-1967 borders, specifical-
ly mentioning the Saudi Arabian initia-
tive. Sharon didn’t like it being men-
tioned because it implies that eventually
Israel will have to pull back to pre-1967
borders. Is there any chance of that hap-
Ariel Sharon's visit to the Temple Mount compound on September 28, 2000 is what many
believe triggered the Palestinian intifada. Uri Dan, not shown in the photo, was with Sharon
Uri Dan: I don’t believe so. You have
on the visit. On June 30, 2003, the Temple Mount was, for the first time since, opened again
to notice that Bush, neither in Sharm el to non-Muslim visitors.
Sheik nor in Aqaba, came to that point. I
don’t believe that some take seriously that Israel. Therefore, Ariel Sharon asked Jerusalem.” If this will be the provision of
Israel will go back to ‘67 borders. The the President to stipulate the fact that the Palestinians, they will never have any
Israeli Prime Minister said absolutely he Israel is a Jewish State as a direct answer peace with Israel. There might be accom-
is ready to make painful concessions, and to that demand which all the Israelis modations, a replacement, and all kinds
he said it until such a point that today reject—the insistence of the Palestinians of ideas where the capital might be.
there are, from the extreme right, threats to let the Palestinian refugees come back But when it comes to Jerusalem, one
because of security to Israel. There might and to install themselves in Israel. thing should be remembered. Ariel
be threats to his life. I say that Ariel Sharon has repeatedly stated that
Sharon is a very responsible leader who Baxter: The refugee issue is one of the Jerusalem, united as it is, will remain the
feels the responsibility for the future of pivotal issues that could torpedo this capital of Israel, and there are no negotia-
the Jews in this state and for the Jewish process because the Palestinians up until tions about it. When it comes to holy
people and absolutely is aware of the dan- now have insisted upon their “right of places, there might be different ideas to
ger. return.” If you put 3.7 million refugees see how Israel enables the freedom of reli-
into Israel, suddenly you no longer have a gion to everyone. You know that it is an
Jewish state. open city for any worshipers of any reli-
Palestinian refugees gion. This was not the situation when it
Uri Dan: Ariel Sharon, in his speech in Uri Dan: Absolutely. After that con- was under Muslim rule.
Aqaba at that summit, spoke about Israel versation between him and Prime
being the Jewish State. He explained this Minister Sharon, President Bush under-
also to Pres. George W. Bush when he stood the importance of it and inserted it The Temple Mount
met with him for more than an hour in into his speech. Baxter: For the last 2,000 years,
Aqaba. Mr. Bush was surrounded by staff Jewish people around the world have
aides Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State faced the Temple Mount and prayed
Colin Powell, Eliott Abrams and other Status of Jerusalem toward it. Will Ariel Sharon accept the
assistants of the White House. Baxter: Let’s talk about the status of present situation where Jews are not
Mr. Sharon explained to Mr. Bush, Jerusalem. Every time I hear anything allowed access to the Temple Mount, or is
according to what I understand, that it is from any of the Palestinian officials or any he going to insist that Jews do eventually
necessary and vital that the American Arab leader, they always say there must have the right to pray there? The
President in his speech will define Israel be a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as Roadmap says that what is sacred to each
as the Jewish State. The President accept- its capital. Is that possible? party should be taken into account. But
ed it because, as Sharon told him, if the the question is—what will Ariel Sharon
Palestinians’ demands will be accepted to Uri Dan: Arafat has been promising do?
let millions of Palestinians come back to his shahids (martyrs) time and again “You
Israel, then it will be a catastrophe for will see the Palestinian flag flying over Uri Dan: Ariel Sharon is a very careful
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leader, and he knows how to dismantle is ready to help divide the Holy Land, and prime minister is really ruling them, that
the mines step by step. If there will be a he knows a lot about the Holy Land. One he will get the support of his people, and
real partner for the historic voyage, ter- should pray that you will have a real part- that he will overcome all of the maneu-
rorism must come to a complete halt. ner for the other part of the Holy Land vers of Yasser Arafat to topple him.
Then a lot of things, which look to be meaning what now is discussed in the To Sharon, the security of the Jews is
problematic, can be solved. future at the end of the Road Map, a above all, and he will not let anyone play
Don’t forget that Ehud Barak, the pre- Palestinian state or a provisional with him when it comes to organizations
vious prime minister, went to Camp Palestinian State. that have been hitting Israel. When I
David under Bill Clinton. He was ready When you say two countries for two heard Bush talking about the division of
to give official and political foothold to people, happily, there is one country with the Holy Land, I knew that a man like
Yasser Arafat on Temple Mount, which one people. It’s Israel. Then there is a him, who has so much respect for the
meant giving up Israeli sovereignty over semi-country already for the Palestinians Holy Land and who declared rightly and
the most sacred place to the Jews. Yasser since the Israelis in previous governments justifiably a global war against terrorism,
Arafat answered to Barak and Clinton, made the mistake and brought the war will not allow the other part of the Holy
“There was no temple there at all.” criminal Yasser Arafat and his gang Land to be given to terrorists. He will not
Then Clinton said, “Even in the New through the gates of Jerusalem. Israel has take the risk that will bring destruction
Testament the temple is mentioned.” Mr. been paying the price of the agreement or annihilation.
Barak, trying in vain to persuade Yasser signed on the lawn of the White House
Arafat, said to him that, when young on Sept 13, 1993. But that state in cre- Baxter: Will one suicide bomber derail
Jesus was walking in the streets of ation, the Palestinian state, got no people this whole peace movement?
Jerusalem, he looked up and saw the tem- which deserves to have a state now
ple. because all of them are happy when Jews Uri Dan: No. It’s not a matter of one.
“No,” Arafat denied it completely. are killed in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and U.S. and Israeli intelligence knows exact-
This was the reason why Mr. Ariel Haifa, and on the roads and in the busses. ly if the other side is really serious in dis-
Sharon, who then was head of the Likud Now let’s hope that in Aqaba, when the mantling those death machines—those
opposition party, challenged that capitu- President launched this way for peace, industries of suicide bombers. That’s the
lation of Barak before Yasser Arafat and they will understand that they have to try only industry the Palestinians have creat-
decided, on Sept 28, 2000, to go to the to behave like real people who deserve a ed. Now they’ve got an historic chance. If
Temple Mount. Mr. Barak later said, state. That’s the big test for them. The they miss the chance, they will miss the
“What do you want from Ariel Sharon? Palestinians have to prove that their state. ❏
He did, as head of the opposition, the
right thing to challenge my policy.”
Baxter: Back in 2000, President
Road Map for Peace
Clinton suggested a sharing arrangement
where both Muslims and Jews could wor- & The Final 7 Years
ship on the Temple Mount. If we should
come to this juncture again, from what VHS or DVD
you know, is there a chance that such an
arrangement could work? Will the Road Map for Peace lead to the event that the Bible says
will trigger the final 7 years to Armageddon? Daniel 9:27 says that
Uri Dan: I am sure that once you have an international peace plan is what will spark the beginning of the
a real partner, and not Arafat sitting there end. The World Community has just presented such a plan to Israel.
and denying completely any existence of
the Temple on the mount—any Jewish You are presently witnessing what could be one of the most impor-
connection to it—that dialogue will be tant fulfilled prophecies of all time. A new one-hour video by Irvin
possible to help all the worshippers of any Baxter Jr.
religion to visit Temple Mount, to pray
on Temple Mount and not to be subject- $20 for VHS. $20 for DVD. To order quickly 24/7, use your credit
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gested that Muslims should have sover- between pgs. 16-17 of this magazine.
eignty over all the Temple Mount. “You
The Confirmation of the Covenant begins the final 7 years.
have nothing to do with it,” he said.
“Once you give it to me, I will allow the This looks very much like the Confirmation of the Covenant.
Jews to pray under my security and my
protection at the Western Wall.” Have It’s in your newspaper.
you heard anything about that crazy idea? It’s in your Bible.
That’s the tragedy of the situation This new video by Irvin Baxter Jr. is your connection.
there. The President of the United States
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AP WideWorld Photo/Pressens Bild, Jack Mikrut
Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a leading
Palestinian spokesperson, is the Secretary
General for MIFTAH.org. The following
three articles, which appeared on
MIFTAH’s website during June, provide
interesting commentary on the Roadmap
for Peace from the Palestinian perspec-
“Israel Must Commit to Ending
6/9/03—Only four days after the
Aqaba summit, in which Palestinian,
Israeli, and U.S. leaders assertively
declared their commitment to the
‘roadmap,’ the situation on the ground
seems intoxicated with more uncertainty
and, to a certain extent, fear of what may
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud
Abbas appears to be determined to resur-
rect dialogue with Hamas, who vowed MIFTAH Secretary General Dr. Hanan Ashrawi during her speech after receiving the Olof Palme
Friday not to discuss a ceasefire after prize at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on January 30, 2003. Ashrawi was awarded the
Abbas “…equated Palestinian resistance prize for "her consistent and fearless fight for her people's independence and dignity".
with terrorism.” Having publicly praised
Mr. Abbas for the past four days, the U.S. “outposts” in the occupied Palestinian two days unraveled, an overwhelming
administration has raised all expectations territories is by no means sufficient to feeling that hope and history are doomed
of what he may deliver, without taking paving the way for peace. Most of the to never cross paths in the Middle East
into consideration the real difficulties on locations that Sharon has vowed to dis- engulfed the minds of those who most
the ground. Ultimately, this resulted in a mantle do not even comprise a fraction of often find themselves caught in the cross-
new wave of inter-Palestinian frustration, illegal Jewish settlements built on pri- fire—the Palestinian and Israeli civilians.
which, if not dealt with swiftly and con- vately owned Palestinian land. The killing of the innocent will linger in
clusively, could have tragic results on the Israel’s efforts should now be focused the thoughts of future generations and
Palestinians. on actually doing something to end the with each death the anger will be further
Yet in order to ease tensions and create occupation and dismantle all illegal fuelled until our respective leaders either
a new opportunity for peace, the U.S. Jewish settlements, according to interna- tragically wipe out each other’s people or
must understand that failure to address tional law, and not on trying to find the assume their obligations and responsibil-
the real causes of the Palestinian-Israeli most deceptive way to gain maximum ities by salvaging the remains of the ‘road
conflict will only fuel more escalation. credit for minimum effort. map.’
Thus, attempting to bypass and down- No one expects the road ahead to be Israel’s botched assassination of Abdel
play Palestinian anger at Sharon’s appar- easy, but there are basic expectations that Aziz Rantisi, and the innocent lives lost
ent lack of commitment at Aqaba to end- must be met in order to end the current and injured during the attempt shows
ing the occupation will not achieve any atmosphere of fear and anger, revenge and that Israeli Prime Minister Sharon does
results; without directly addressing this distrust, and most essentially to finally not miss an opportunity to drag the con-
lack of Israeli commitment to a real end the Palestinian people’s deprivation flict back towards violent confrontation.
peace, there will only be room for further of basic human rights. His inability to break away from the mil-
conflict. itary general of yesteryears and assume
At the same time, Sharon’s declared “The Remains of the Road Map” the role demanded by the conflict of a
commitment to dismantle only illegal 6/13/03—As the events over the past peace partner was on full display as Israeli
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Apache helicopters wreaked havoc on nature of such domestic dialogue within reestablishment of relative calm in the
Gaza. Palestinian society. region.
Obviously threatened by the emerging As Hamas was coming around to Intense diplomatic activity (and pres-
need to address illegal outposts and set- resuming talks on a possible cessation or sure) from Washington, epitomized by
tlements and to provide Palestinians with suspension of attacks on Tuesday, the tim- U.S. National Security Advisor
a contiguous and independent state, ing of the assassination clearly shows that Condoleezza Rice’s visit to the region, has
expressed by President Bush during the Sharon did not wish to see the Palestinian facilitated the first crucial step in what is
Aqaba Summit, Sharon found a way to prime minister succeed. In fact, if any- expected to be a tough road ahead.
kill two birds with one stone when he thing, the assassination was likely to Despite the Israeli government’s arrogant
ordered Tuesday’s military operation. He increase Israel’s security concerns, as the refusal to acknowledge the legitimacy of
has managed to deflect international pres- scores of innocent bystanders killed by the Palestinian factions’ status [Hamas],
sure by reigniting the cycle of violence the operation, would fuel Palestinian publicly claiming that it will ignore their
and then conveniently placing the blame anger and further popularize militant declared hudna (ceasefire), the U.S.-
squarely on the Palestinians and more groups’ call for continuing the armed backed roadmap for peace is set on track.
importantly he torpedoed the ‘road map.’ struggle against the occupation. Palestinian factions have committed
While no doubt this reasserted Sharon’s Despite Sharon’s provocations, the var- themselves to the cessation of military
power among both his right wing gov- ious Palestinian factions must consider operations against Israel, and Israeli
ernment and extreme Israeli settlers, the grave consequences of their actions troops have begun their long-awaited
whose violence and lawlessness and whether they are synchronous with withdrawal from parts of the Palestinian
unashamedly drowns out the more rea- Palestinian aspirations of an independent territories re-occupied by Israel since
soned voices in Israel and continues to and democratic Palestinian state. September 2000.
hijack any attempt to reach lasting peace, However, while these initial steps are
his actions seem poised to lead Israelis
down a dangerous path that threatens fur-
It is time for imperative in reversing current hostilities
and creating an immediate framework for
ther destabilization, fear and violence
with no end in sight.
Israelis to ask military security, the overall process of
putting a complete end to violence, nego-
Reports that have surfaced during this
week of the Israeli High Court ordering where Sharon and tiating a viable solution to the conflict,
and ultimately achieving a lasting peace
an injunction against the removal of out- will have to be based on a real assessment
posts to consider the legality of such his fanatical rul- of the root causes of the conflict.
actions, seemingly making a mockery of Israeli and U.S. decision-makers must
international law, and renewed calls by ing coalition are transcend military considerations and
Israeli Defense Minister Mofaz to deport move beyond their shallow interpretation
Palestinian President Arafat seem to leading them. of the Palestinian reality as a mere securi-
throw further doubt on Israel’s commit- ty issue; they must finally make a com-
ment to peace. At this critical juncture, it is necessary mitment to guarantee human security for
Israelis must ask themselves if they for President Bush to be directly involved both Palestinians and Israelis, by ending
really want to place their trust in a leader in returning both sides towards imple- the injustices committed by Israel against
who seems busy name calling, dismissing menting the ‘road map.’ Having staked so the Palestinian people.
the Palestinian leadership as “cry babies” much of his personal prestige at the Long term strategies are needed to cre-
and describing Palestinian Prime Aqaba Summit, Bush must now step up ate a sustainable process towards peace,
Minister Abbas as a “chick that hasn't to the promises he made and take charge essentially taking into consideration the
grown its feathers yet," while his only in ensuring the survival of a peace plan major issues that continue to fuel the
solution continues to be reckless violence already in turmoil. The temptation to Palestinian-Israeli conflict, namely
with a total disregard for human lives withdraw before a potential political fias- Israel’s construction and expansion of
and the imperatives of peace. It is time co must be resisted. The fate of Israelis, Jewish settlements within the 1967
for Israelis to ask where Sharon and his Palestinians and the wider stability of the boundaries; Israel’s horrendous violations
fanatical ruling coalition are leading Middle East depends on this. of basic Palestinian human rights,
them. through excessive use of force against
But what about the responsibility on “Beyond the Gun” civilians, home demolition, political
Palestinians and in particular Mahmoud 6/30/03—June 29th’s ceasefire declara- imprisonment, movement restrictions,
Abbas to deliver on the promise of secur- tion by Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and home demolitions, and economic stran-
ing a ceasefire from militant groups such Fatah, along with Israel’s partial troop gulation; Israel’s continued refusal to deal
as Hamas and Islamic Jihad? It seems that withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, has with the Palestinian refugees issue; and
Sharon has managed to sabotage any echoed throughout the media with a clear most urgently Israel’s continued occupa-
chance Mahmoud Abbas had of arriving sense of optimism and relief. After 33 tion of the West Bank (including east
at an agreement to end the violence and months of Palestinian-Israeli violence, Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip.
armed resistance by these groups, know- there now appears to be some hope for a Reconciliation can only be achieved
ing well the sensitivity and explosive gradual resumption of dialogue and the through justice for the Palestinian people. ❏
ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2003 15
Road Map to Bloodshed
AP WideWorld Photo/Abid Katib/Pool
BY DAVID DOLAN
David Dolan is a Jerusalem-based author
and journalist. This most insightful article is
reprinted from ddolan.com.
The “Performance-Based Road Map to
a Permanent Solution to the Israeli-
Palestinian Conflict” proved to be leading
in the direction of more violence during
June, not toward the touted “enduring
peace” that its advocates projected. World
leaders, including American President
George Bush, seemed taken aback by the
fresh river of blood that flowed in the
Roadmap's wake. Given that every previ-
ous “land for peace” plan had led to sharp
escalations in both Israeli and Palestinian
death tolls, international leaders should
have anticipated the renewed bloodbath
that followed the plan's formal introduc-
tion at the end of April.
Ahmad Rantisi, the son of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi, lies wounded in a Gaza City hos-
The world's diplomats and leaders pital on June 10, after Israeli helicopters fired missiles at a car carrying Rantisi wounding
seem to have learned precious little from him, his father, and killing two others.
the failed Oslo peace process, which col-
lapsed in an explosion of fire in and decisive American-led victory over Muslims. This is especially so for the
September of 2000. They have apparently Saddam would somehow produce an many thousands who support the radical
failed to absorb the obvious truth that a instantly reformed, or at least adequately Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Al Aqsa
substantial portion of the Palestinian peo- frightened, Arab Middle East that would Martyr’s Brigade Palestinian groups,
ple and their regional allies utterly reject bow in humble submission to the fresh along with the Shiite Hizbullah militia in
a “two-state solution” to the burning con- peace attempt. Such a proposition totally southern Lebanon. Saddam's swift and
flict. Such a rejection, based mainly on ignores, or at best vastly underrates, the dramatic fall from power will hardly per-
Islamic teachings and principles, will not enduring strength and fervor of Islamic suade such dedicated militants to beat
simply disappear because a new batch of antipathy over the existence of a Jewish their cherished Islamic swords into plow-
world leaders—George Bush, Tony Blair, state anywhere in the mainly Muslim shares, particularly since the brutal Iraqi
Kofi Anan and Vladimir Putin—have Middle East. dictator was seen by most of them as a
replaced the original supporting cast of Whether Israel is a small country that backslidden Muslim at best.
Bill Clinton, John Major, Perez de encompasses the Gaza Strip, Golan
Cuellar and Boris Yeltsin. Heights and Judea and Samaria, or a tiny Summit in Jordan
The most dubious contention that has land without these areas, as envisioned in Ignoring the shaky platform for
been bandied about in support of the new the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan, launching a new Middle East peace initia-
Roadmap peace attempt is that the quick is of little importance to many regional tive, American President George Bush
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traveled to the region in early June to human chorus of “Peace! Peace!” is often The White House responded by announc-
place his official White House seal of a signal for sudden destruction to descend ing that President Bush was “deeply trou-
approval on the Roadmap plan. He met upon the Lord's special land. Indeed, the bled” by the Israeli attempt to eliminate
on June 4 with Israeli Prime Minister highly celebrated Oslo peace accord sign- the vile Hamas official.
Ariel Sharon and the new Palestinian ing in September 1993 did not at all The Israeli government and public was
Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas, in the mark the beginning of an era of docile stunned by the American reaction, given
southern Jordanian resort city of Aqaba. tranquility in Israel, but set off a sharp that it was clearly Hamas and its radical
As his Secretary of State had done just a escalation of terrorist violence that pro- allies that were openly declaring holy war
few weeks before him, the U.S. leader duced a three-fold increase in Israeli civil- on the Roadmap peace plan. Many com-
pledged full American support for a com- ian casualties. mentators bitterly recalled Bush's widely
prehensive peace settlement by the end of In a similar fashion, the Aqaba Summit reported statement after the September
2005. He made clear to the Israeli and was followed by the worst explosion of 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York and
Palestinian leaders that he was “personal- violence since the March 2002 splurge of Washington that “a terrorist is a terrorist,
ly committed” to such an outcome, and terrorist atrocities that sparked a major no matter what their cause,” and his
would pursue it with forceful determina- Israeli military campaign. It began just pledge to seek out and destroy such evil-
tion, despite “expected obstacles” along four days later, when a group of Israeli doers with all of America's armed mili-
the road. reserve soldiers was ambushed while on tary might.
The Israeli leader repeated that a full foot patrol in the Gaza Strip. Four men Many Israeli leaders and analysts have
cessation of Palestinian violence was an were killed in the early morning assault, been cogently arguing since the mid-
absolute requirement for the new peace and several others were wounded. Most 1990s that there is no chance for a per-
process to succeed. But he also pledged ominously, responsibility for the attack manent solution to the deeply entrenched
again his willingness to make “painful was later claimed by the Hamas, Islamic Palestinian-Israeli conflict until all ter-
concessions” for the sake of real peace, if Jihad and Al Aqsa Martyr’s Brigades ter- rorist groups are militarily neutralized.
the other side is truly willing to take the rorist groups, signaling their joint deter- While it is certainly true that a “military
necessary steps to halt the violence and mination to wreck the Roadmap process solution” alone cannot resolve the overall
live in peace with Israel. This is widely in its early stages. conflict, it must certainly be an impor-
interpreted to mean a near total abandon- Hamas spokesman Abdel Aziz Rantisi tant component of such a solution—
ment of over 200 Jewish communities went on Palestinian television to take unless a miracle takes place and such
that have sprung up in the contested ter- “credit” for the unprovoked attack, vow- groups voluntarily end their religious-
ritories since the areas were captured by ing that the joint operation was just the based jihad war, or are forced to do so by
Israel during the 1967 Six Day War. first of many designed to crush the new Arafat's Palestinian Authority. Given that
Mahmoud Abbas said the magic words peace process. He repeated earlier Hamas such things are about as likely as hell
required of him under the Roadmap for- statements that the militants—who are freezing over, only strong Israeli military
mula. He pledged to stop all terrorist supported by a substantial portion of the action, or an unexpected American and/or
assaults on Jewish targets, and to “work Palestinian people, and by such regional European operation, stands any real
for a peaceful solution to all outstanding states as Syria and Iran—would never lay chance of weakening the militants to the
issues” that divide Israelis and down their weapons and accept a Jewish point where they are no longer able to
Palestinians. However, he repeated the state living side by side in peace with a wreck all attempts to peacefully end the
long-held PLO demand that Palestinian Palestinian one. He warned that Hamas conflict.
refugees require a “just resolution” of militants and their Islamic comrades
their problems, which was interpreted to would violently oppose any attempt to Death in Jerusalem
mean the so-called “right to return” to disarm them by the Palestinian It was just over 24 hours later when
family homes inside of Israel's pre-1967 Authority, or to restrict in any way their Hamas kept its wicked pledge to slaugh-
borders. Abbas also stressed that the “just jihad struggle” against the Zionist ter more innocent Israeli civilians. A pub-
“unity” of the Palestinian people was of enemy. lic bus was instantly transformed into
utmost importance to him, which was burning fire and twisted metal after a
seen as an early admission that he was not ...And hypocrisy Hamas terrorist, deceptively dressed as an
prepared to use force to disarm the radical Israel quickly responded to Rantisi's Orthodox Jew, boarded the vehicle on
rejectionist groups. Abbas later said in latest rantings by firing a rocket on his Jaffa Road and set off his deadly explosive
plain language that he would only engage car as it was traveling in Gaza City. charge. A total of 17 people were mur-
in “dialogue” with the extremists, which However, the June 10 attack only wound- dered, including a local Arab passenger,
was viewed by Israeli officials as an early ed the Hamas spokesman, along with his and over 100 others were injured. Many
sign that the new peace program would son, while killing his driver and a woman others who were innocently standing
not move forward unless IDF forces were walking nearby. Rantisi, who had earlier close-by, like American Ron Cantrell who
allowed by the international community condemned the American-led war on Iraq volunteers with the Jerusalem-based
to militarily dismantle the radical groups. as “naked aggression” and called for the international Christian group Bridges for
assassination of George Bush and Tony Peace, were not physically wounded, but
Peace... Blair, later denounced the attack from his sustained powerful emotional scars that
In the Bible, we are informed that the hospital bed and vowed “swift revenge.” will remain with them for some time at
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least. After walking in shock to his home gunmen overran the nearby sacred site of despite the renewed Palestinian terrorist
some distance away, Cantrell's family Joseph's Tomb in October 2000. Scores of violence.
were sickened to find parts of human flesh Jews protested the evacuation, and sever- Despite the Palestinian holy war
clinging to the back of his shirt. al arrests were made. Analysts warned against reborn Israel, may the Lord con-
Israeli leaders responded to the outra- that much more violent resistance can be tinue to return His chosen covenant
geous and deliberate slaughter of inno- expected if Sharon goes ahead with his Jewish people to the Promised Land in
cents, a majority of them women, by car- pledge to dismantle many other larger accordance with his many biblical prom-
rying out several attacks upon Hamas tar- communities in the biblical heartland of ises, such as this one in Isaiah 11:12:
gets. This time, the White House did not Judea and Samaria, in preparation for a “And He will lift up a standard for the
condemn the justified Israeli response. Palestinian state to emerge in the area. nations, and will assemble the banished
Reacting to earlier widespread American Meanwhile, the political reigns of the ones of Israel, and will gather the dis-
congressional and public criticism of the rival Labor party once again fell into the persed of Judah from the four corners of
President's stand, Bush changed his tune hands of peace process advocate Shimon the earth.” ❏
considerably by calling upon all those Peres, who signaled that he might push
who want lasting peace in the Middle for his party to join with Sharon in form- Endtime carries two of David Dolan's
East to “deal harshly” with Hamas mili- ing another National Unity coalition books, "Israel in Crisis: What Lies Ahead"
tants. The usually neutral European government. Such a move might insure and his prophecy fiction work, "End of Days."
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Mideast envoy Miguel Moratinos and
other diplomats strongly condemning the
Hamas bus attack. One week later, visit-
ing American Secretary of State Colin
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What the World Thinks
AP WideWorld Photo/David Karp
Endtime recently interviewed Clare
Short, a former cabinet minister from
Great Britain, who recently took part in a
BBC global television debate about the
United States’ place in the world. The
program was called, “What the World
Thinks of America.”
9/11, the bully, and global
Baxter: What role should the United
States play in our present world? Some
say the U.S. should operate within the
United Nations and not act unilaterally.
Others contend that the U.S. has not only
an opportunity, but also an obligation, to
use its position to liberate the world and
to install freedom and democracy around
Short: I think people already know
that in many European countries and, of
course, many in the Middle East feel more
and more criticism and antagonism
towards the United States. The feeling is
that America is a bully, that it tries to
force everyone to do what it wants, never British Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short, left, met with UN
listens to anyone else, and won’t cooperate Secretary General Kofi Annan at the United Nations in New York on March 19.
with international institutions where all
countries come together and have their through the UN that all countries had to ship of Saddam Hussein and 12 years of
say and find a fair way of doing things. tighten up on dealing with terrorist UN sanctions. Consequently, it was our
Its behavior since September 11, far organizations and money laundering. duty to see if we could find a way of dis-
from making the world safer for the U.S. There was a pause to try to calmly deal arming the regime, indict Saddam
and everyone else, has probably led to with the situation in Afghanistan, and to Hussein and bring him to trial without
more angry young men joining terrorist give the Taliban government the chance inflicting a war on the people of Iraq.
organizations thinking that they want to to hand over Osama bin Laden, which Across the world, people thought we
hurt the U.S. So lots of us think terrible they refused to do. Then, a big coalition should work together through the UN to
mistakes are being made that are bad for was built, and together the world tried to see if we couldn’t solve that problem.
your country and bad for the world. deal with Afghanistan and bring down Then there is the abuse of the UN—
the Taliban and to help the people of the U.S. administration saying the UN is
Sax: What should the U.S. have done Afghanistan build a better government. useless and is only good if it does what
differently in response to 9/11? I think most people thought that was the U.S. wants it to do. Most people of
wise and good. But Iraq didn’t have any- the world think we have a problem of
Short: I think the first reaction was thing to do with 9/11. There were no global warming. The U.S. won’t join the
one of enormous sympathy and outrage links whatsoever between Al Qaeda and Kyoto Treaty. We want to move the
across the world for the people of Iraq. Most of us thought the poor people world forward to have an international
America. Then there was an agreement of Iraq were under the terrible dictator- court before which torturers, dictators
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and those instigating genocide in any every human being in the world. Can’t we suaded me to stay and said we would help
part of the world will be brought. The have an international court where bar- the people of Iraq rebuild the country
U.S. won’t agree to it. We have an inter- barous torturers and criminals can be held properly. We’ll unite the international
national convention protecting basic to account, not by having to declare war, community around that, and we’ll give
rights for children across the world in but by indicting them and bringing them the United Nations its proper role in
every country. The U.S. won’t sign up. It’s to trial for gross war crimes? We did that helping create the new government in
as though the U.S. doesn’t want to work with Hitler. We’ve done that now in The Iraq because the occupying powers can’t
alongside the rest of us for a fair set of Hague with the evils that went on in do that. Those promises were broken, and
rules that treat all people equally and give Bosnia. We have a tribunal to deal with it became clear that some of the things
us a chance to build a more just order. genocide that was set up through the Tony Blair had said to Britain on the way
UN. We thought we could have a rule of to war weren’t true. I became ashamed of
Baxter: Does this boil down to an law that covers all countries, under which what we’d done and decided I had to leave
approach to governing the world from a all countries agree to bring themselves. the government.
standpoint of global governance as All of us agree, but for some reason the
opposed to governance by the nation- U.S. doesn’t seem able to. You seem to Baxter: Did you reconsider once the
state? feel differently than the rest of us. mass graves of 3,000 to 5,000 bodies were
Short: It is not quite as sharp as that. Baxter: Can we have a world court
It isn’t that the era of the nation-state is without having a world government? Short: Most of those graves date from
over, but I think we are moving more and the period at the end of the first Gulf War
more to global cooperation and standards Short: This isn’t a world court for day- when there was a major uprising. People
and rules for cooperating together. to-day crimes. This is for gross crimes hoped to overthrow Saddam Hussein. We
The World Trade Organization is against humanity. It’s what the Nazis didn’t support them, and lots of people
meant to make laws for fair trade all over were brought to court for. were slaughtered and buried. We have
the world. At the moment laws are unfair never doubted that Saddam Hussein is a
to poorer countries. They can’t get their Resigning from Blair cabinet brutal and cruel dictator, and we should
commodities into our markets. That Sax: Until very recently, you held a have dealt with him long ago. I never said
helps to keep them poor. cabinet minister’s post in the Blair ignore it. I was saying, “Let’s do every-
The UN has UNICEF that tries to administration. Tell us about that and thing we can to solve this problem both
bring education to children across the why you resigned. by making sure he doesn’t have dangerous
world. The World Health Organization is weapons and by bringing his regime to an
trying to get basic health care across the Short: I was Secretary of State for end without inflicting even more suffer-
world. The UN has environmental organ- International Development for 6 years. ing on the poor people of Iraq.”
izations because we all realize that if the That’s a post that has been in power since
air isn’t kept clean and the seas unpollut- ‘97, committed to promoting develop- Anger at America for backing
ed, the planet will die on us. That ments for the poorest countries and peo- Israel
requires a new spirit of cooperation ple so that poor people can have a chance Baxter: Do you believe there was
between nation-states and the willingness in life, a chance to work, to see their chil- another reason for us to go to war than the
to abide by rules that apply equally to dren go to school and get health care. one that was stated?
everyone. That’s morally right because the world is
so unequal. If we don’t deal with it, it will Short: I think many just wanted to get
America and the world court hurt all of us. We were doing more and rid of the regime. But then it becomes a
Baxter: A resolution was presented more to get the world united. question of not hurting innocent people.
before the UN Security Council by the I resigned over Iraq. I thought we More than half the oil that the world
U.S. government to exempt our citizens should have cooperated more internation- depends on comes from the Middle East.
from the jurisdiction of the International ally and let Dr. Blix try to get all of the The Mideast is a very unhealthy place,
Criminal Court for one more year. Having weapons dismantled through the inspec- full of bitterness and anger. There are
U.S. citizens taken and tried before a for- tion process. I was very close to the cam- other cruel dictators in the world; howev-
eign court without the protection of the paign of many of the American Christian er, the U.S. and the UK aren’t determined
U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights is churches that were saying the condition to deal with them. Many people thought
looked on as a massive infringement upon for a just war had not yet been fulfilled. Britain and the U.S. went after Saddam
our sovereignty. The requirement for a just war is that Hussein because he sits in this oil-rich
there must be no other way of dealing region defying U.S. power. Israel has
Short: I know, but Britain is signing with the problem. I didn’t believe we’d nuclear weapons, but that’s okay because
up. Don’t you think we care about our exhausted the possibilities of dealing she is a friend of the U.S. There’s a feeling
freedom, our courts and our history? But with Saddam Hussein and his weapons. in the world that the U.S. has a bias
we all see the need for a standard. We I had said to Tony Blair that, if he towards Israel. Israel is breaking interna-
have a universal declaration of human resorted to war without going back to the tional law in the occupied territories, and
rights, basic minimum standards for United Nations, I would resign. He per- yet she is allowed to carry on because the
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U.S. is her friend. That’s the general view
AP WideWorld Photo/House of Commons TV via APTN
across the world.
Baxter: In the U.S., the thinking is
that the Middle East has produced terror-
ists for many years, not just on 9/11. The
terrorism always seems to have emanated
from that part of the world. It is believed
by some that the only way to eliminate it
is to drive out the old regimes and bring
in democracy. It was thought that the
U.S. could move into Iraq, deal with
Saddam, and establish a base of operation
to force reformation throughout the
Muslim world. There is strong evidence
to support this feeling.
Short: I agree. I think you clearly sum-
marized the thinking of the present U.S.
administration. The flaw in that thinking
is that almost everyone in the Middle East
feels very angry about the way in which Tony Blair addresses the House of Commons in London, March 18 as British and U.S. forces
Israel has been backed by the U.S. and stood ready for the war with Iraq. At right is Clare Short, just following her threat to resign,
allowed to breach international law, which she ultimately did.
oppressing the Palestinian people. The ter-
rorist movements coming out of the have been a lot of wars and brutality, but Baxter: I have read that if we do not
Middle East are there partly because there’s the right isn’t all one-sided. remake the world in our image, the world
such a bitter sense of anger and injustice. would remake America in its image.
In Ireland where there has been history An American New World Order There is a feeling that leaving a regime
of uprising against British colonialism, Sax: There’s a drive on to establish a like Saudi Arabia’s alone, a regime that
there was a positive explanation for lots of new world order. The question is: will it kills people if they try to convert to
young men and women being willing to be UN-led or U.S.-led? From our vantage another religion, propagates the very cli-
join terrorist organizations. It was the point, it looks like the U.S. is doing mate that produces terrorism.
historical injustice. We needed to deal everything in its power to make sure that
with the injustice and then end violence this order of global governance is domi- Short: Because this area is so oil-rich,
as a way of political change because there nated by the U.S. and not the it has been manipulated since the end of
was a way of getting justice through pol- International Community. the Ottoman Empire. New national bor-
itics. That’s my view of what is needed in ders have been drawn around most of the
the Middle East. Short: The American people are a gen- oil. They have rich royal family govern-
erous people, but the government is per- ments who, up until recently, have been
Sax: Politics and finance is one way to ceived as a big bully. The American people big allies of America. America has sup-
look at the terrorism problem. The other might be told that this is in order to spread ported them and armed them. Suddenly
way to look at it is as a purely a religious democracy and justice, but it feels like the U.S. says, “We are going to do things
issue where 0.1% of the land is controlled American power—that America is going differently.” The U.S. then uses its great
by the Israelis and they are being asked to to bomb anyone that gets in its way. It military power to kick the existing dicta-
give half of it back. doesn’t respect different cultures, religions torship out. But you can’t just bully peo-
and peoples and their views. It’s causing a ple into what you want or you make them
Short: That is wrong, though. The UN nasty division, and is fomenting terrorism. hate you. ❏
established by a vote an Israeli state after
the terrible events in Europe, and Israel Whetstone Answers
now occupies a lot of territory beyond the 1. C, John the Baptist, Matthew 3:2 11. D, Locusts & wild honey, Mark 1:6
state that was given to them by the UN. 2. A, Of Samaria, John 4:4 -29 12. B, 3 days, Acts 9:8-9
3. B, Caleb, Joshua 14:10-14 13. B, Remember the Sabbath, Exodus 20:4
4. D, Simeon, Luke 2:25-32 14. C, Armies, Revelation 19:11-14
Baxter: That was because Israel accept- 5. C, Shout, I Thessalonians 4:16 15. A, Delilah, Judges 16:6
ed the UN decision, and the Arabs start- 6. D, David, Romans 4:6-7 16. C, Christ’s, II Corinthians 8:9
ed a war. Consequently, the borders have 7. B, Abraham, Genesis 13:8-9 17. D, Daniel, Daniel 2:1, 19
8. A, 40 years, 1Kings 2:11 18. A, Proverbs, Check index
been determined by war instead of peace. 9. C, Jonah, Jonah 3:4-10; 4:1 19. C, He was a leper, II Kings 5:1
10. C, Bread – cup, I Corinthians 11:23-26 20. B, Hezekiah, Isaiah 37:1-6
Short: It’s partly true. I mean there
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U.S. Goes Alone, to fight wars to deal with tyrants... We that they will have some consumer resist-
By Force if Necessary want a multi-lateral solution. But we do ance,” she related. “I don’t know how full
want a solution. Post 9/11, the sense of the conference was slated to be initially,
Will anyone challenge the Bush jug- urgency to have solutions to these prob- but when Wal-Mart made its announce-
gernaut? Once considered taboo, the dan- lems has grown. The absence of action is ment on Wednesday morning, from then
gerous doctrine of making preemptive not a solution. Sometimes multi-lateral- on it was jam-packed. People were stand-
military strikes on ‘rogue nations’ now ism is code for not acting." ing in line begging to get in. ‘Please,
rules the day. Witness the June 5 AFP According to the London Telegraph, we’ve got to get up to speed on this.’
headline, “U.S. to eliminate WMD in all “Her comments had strong echoes of the They were clamoring to learn all they
rogue states, by force if necessary.” blunt talking that surrounded the debate could about RFID.”
U.S. Under Secretary of State John before the Iraq war.” "This is pretty big on the Richter
Bolton told the Congressional House scale," said technology consultant Gordon
Committee on International Relations, Fuller. "I was surprised that Wal-Mart
"We aim ultimately not just to prevent Wal-Mart Ushers in RFID chose to move so quickly."
the spread of WMD (weapons of mass Albrecht reports that the Department
destruction), but also to eliminate or 'roll In the 1980’s, Wal-Mart was the first of Defense has been a sponsor from the
back' such weapons from rogue states and major retailer to promote barcode scan- inception of RFID in 1999. And
terrorist groups that already possess them ning. It soon became industry standard. Homeland Security, for obvious reasons,
or are close to doing so." Wal-Mart has done it again. This time is also quite interested in the technology.
Bolton noted that while the Bush they are promoting RFID computer The Antichrist will love such a system.
administration “favored peaceful and chips. (See “Auto-ID” article in this magazine.)
diplomatic solutions,” it does not rule out In a June 11 press conference in
"preemptive military force where Chicago, the retail giant, which generates
required." Furthermore, he extended the $217 billion in annual sales, issued an French Admit English
doctrine to cover nations who supply directive that its top 100 suppliers are to is World Language
WMDs as well as those who possess start using RFID chips by 2005—a wire-
them. less inventory tracking system in which Interesting report from Reuters out of
While he did not elaborate on that sec- chips embedded in products are used in Paris: French intellectuals universally
ond point, the U.S. has in fact repeatedly concert with scanners in warehouses concede to English’s pre-eminence as
accused Russia, China and some cash- Wal-Mart's endorsement of RFID may world "lingua franca" (common lan-
starved former Soviet republics of supply- very well be the boost needed to overhaul guage), and fear that French is being
ing such technologies to Iran, Libya, the world's supply chains, not unlike how shoved off the international scene alto-
North Korea and others considered a their endorsement of bar code scanning gether. The admission flags the fulfill-
threat by Washington. The most recent revolutionized retail two decades ago. ment of a very important prophecy of the
CIA report also included Libya, Syria, Privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht, endtime.
Sudan, India and Pakistan among coun- who attended the Chicago event, has been Revelation 13:2 depicts a one-world
tries with the most active WMD pro- following RFID closely for the last year. government beast whose mouth is as the
grams. “Wal-Mart’s announcement has changed mouth of a lion. The parallel to this
National Security Advisor Condoleeza everything,” she said in a recent interview prophecy is found in Daniel 7, which
Rice gave European Union leaders notice with Endtime. identifies the lion as the symbol a nation
on June 30 that it was ready to act alone Albrecht was one of the featured pan- that will be on earth when Jesus returns.
against Iran and North Korea if European elists at an RFID technology conference Great Britain’s official animal symbol is
countries did not cooperate with the U.S. that coincided with the Chicago Retail the lion. The official language of the end-
in stopping their nuclear weapons. Conference where Wal-Mart made their time New World Order is prophesied to
Rice did not rule out military action. announcement. There, the pros and cons be English, and such appears to be the
"The avoidance of war is not in itself a of RFID privacy issues were discussed. case today!
final goal," she said. "Sometimes one has “I was there to ground them on the fact The Reuters article states, “While
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French and English are the only two atomic power plant, is calling for inspec- in the Anglican Church (Episcopal); he
world languages with solid roots on five tors to have full access to its nuclear facil- is now heading the New Hampshire
continents, the economic and political ities. (U.S.) diocese...
might of the United States has propelled Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali ● NATO is seriously pondering a peace-
English into top place as the most presti- Khamenei, announced on June 4th that keeping role in Israel. Kofi Annan is
gious language to have as a second anyone who invades Iran would be com- calling for an international peacekeep-
tongue. English has long been the lan- mitting suicide. ing force in the region...
guage of international trade and business. ● Kofi Annan and President Bush were
That trend is only being reinforced by the among many who condemned Israel for
fact that it dominates some 80 percent of Profit Over Privacy the attempted assassination of senior
the Internet.” Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi.
English is spoken with at least some A firm promise on the Hooked on Hamas is a recognized terrorist organi-
level of competence by a quarter of the Phonics learn-to-read website: It would zation. A UN human rights official
world's population. never sell or rent their customers’ person- says that Israel's "targeted killing" is a
al information to other marketers. war crime...
It is a comfort to know that in a world ● The new imam of Europe's largest
U.S. Pressure on N. Korea, when privacy is being invaded at all cor- mosque in Rome is supporting suicide
Iran Intense ners, there are reassurances that our per- bombing in Israel, and calling on Allah
sonal information will be protected. to help in the "destruction of the ene-
The Bush administration insists that it Gateway Learning Corp., Hooked on mies of Islam"...
will make no inducements to persuade Phonics’ marketing trade publication, is ● The United States signed deals with
North Korea to "completely, verifiably advertising to rent the list of Hooked on Bolivia and Thailand for immunity
and irreversibly" abandon its nuclear Phonics buyers to other marketers—$95 from prosecution by the International
weapons program. In response, North per 1,000 names. Criminal Court under the threat of los-
Korea asserts that any action the U.S. Will the departments of Defense and ing billions in military aid. Thirty-five
takes against it will result in a nuclear Homeland Security protect our informa- nations refused and were cut...
war that will reduce the peninsula to tion with as much zeal? ● Carl I. Hagen, a right-wing politician
ashes. from Norway, is urging the nomination
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul of Bill Clinton as the new NATO
Wolfowitz is urging North Korea to Etc. boss...
reverse its nuclear weapons drive, promis- ● e-ternal salvation: “Congratulations!
ing a "devastating" response to aggres- ● After nearly three years of being You have received salvation!” This is
sion. North Korea threatened to abandon declared off limits to non-Muslims, the the message a church in Hokksund,
the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean Temple Mount is once again open to Norway, sends to people who read
War, and warned that it will take "merci- Jews and Christians... aloud a two-lined prayer on their web
less retaliatory measures" in response to ● All babies born in Great Britain could page. The user manual is available on
any economic blockade. have their DNA stored in a national the church's web pages. According to
Pressure on Iran remains high as well, databank “for their future medical the site, as the last word of the prayer is
as the U.S. accuses Tehran of developing a treatment” as part of a if a Human spoken, salvation happens...
secret nuclear weapons program, which Genetics Commission initiative is ● Norma McCorvey a.k.a. “Roe,” of 1973
includes a uranium mine, uranium con- passed... Roe v. Wade fame, is now, 30 years
version and enrichment facilities and a ● Some world leaders at the G8 summit later, seeking to have her legalized
heavy water production plant. meeting floated the idea of a global tax abortion ruling overturned...
Iran is rejecting growing international on arms sales... ● According to Scott Paper Limited
calls for it to agree to allow tougher ● Gene Robinson, who left his wife for a (www.scottpaper.ca), the Pentagon
inspections of its nuclear program. Even male lover, is the first practicing homo- uses, on average, about 666 rolls of toi-
Russia, who is helping Iran builds its first sexual to be appointed to a senior post let paper every day.. ❏
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Mark of the Beast
Image courtesy of CASPIAN
Example of Matrics loyalty card chip. RFID proponents would like to see all loyalty cards, ATM cards and other ID's RFID enabled with chips
like this. Imagine! Banks, retailers, supermarkets and governments could find out everything about you when you walk past a reader device
since line-of-sight is not necessary to access the information. The radio waves could go right through your pants and through your wallet
to get the information on the card's chip. Imagine how valuable it would be for businesses to determine who is worth serving and who should
receive a mark in their right hand, or in
their foreheads: And that no man might
buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or
the name of the beast, or the number of
everything, Footnotes for all facts in this article are
available on request.]
“In 5-10 years, whole new ways of
doing things will emerge and gradu-
ally become commonplace. Expect
big changes.” —Massachusetts
Institute of Technology’s Auto-ID
BY KATHERINE ALBRECHT sector, commercial organizations, and
retail outlets. She is also concerned with Supermarket cards and other retail sur-
[Katherine Albrecht is a privacy advo- the resulting infringement on civil liber- veillance devices are merely the opening
cate and educator, holding a Masters in ties, privacy, and increased government volley of the marketers’ war against con-
Education from Harvard and an under- control on the individual’s right to buy or sumers. If consumers fail to oppose these
graduate degree in International sell. practices now, our long-term prospects
Marketing. Katherine founded CASPI- As a Christian, she is concerned about may look like something from a dystopi-
AN, Consumers Against Supermarket supermarket cards that require the use of an science fiction novel.
Privacy Invasion and Numbering, in a numbered card in order to obtain rea- A new consumer goods tracking system
1999. Since its founding, she has uncov- sonable prices on food as these cards relate called Auto-ID is poised to enter all of
ered what Americans are only now to the prophecy found in Revelation our lives, with profound implications for
becoming aware of—an enormous infra- 13:16-17: “And he causeth all, both small consumer privacy. Auto-ID couples radio
structure of data collected by the private and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to frequency (RF) identification technology
26 ENDTIME MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2003
with highly miniaturized computers that the home. This would allow for seamless, The implications of Auto-ID
enable products to be identified and “Theft will be drastically reduced
continuous identification and tracking of
tracked at any point along the supply physical items as they move from one because items will report when they are
chain. stolen, their smart tags also serving as a
place to another, enabling companies to
The system could be applied to almost homing device toward their exact loca-
determine the whereabouts of all their
any physical item, from ballpoint pens to products at all times. tion.” —MIT's Auto-ID Center
toothpaste, which would carry their own Steven Van Fleet, an executive at Since the Auto-ID Center's founding at
unique information in the form of an the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
International Paper, looks forward to the
embedded chip. The chip sends out an (MIT) in 1999, it has moved forward at
prospect. “We'll put a radio frequency ID
identification signal allowing it to com- tag on everything that moves in the remarkable speed. The center has attract-
municate with reader devices and other North American supply chain,” he ed funding from some of the largest con-
products embedded with similar chips. enthused recently. sumer goods manufacturers in the world,
Analysts envision a time when the sys- and even counts the Department of
The ultimate goal is for Auto-ID to
tem will be used to identify and track create a “physically linked world” inDefense among its sponsors. In a mid-
every item produced on the planet. 2001 pilot test with Gillette, Philip
which every item on the planet is num-
bered, identified, catalogued, and Morris, Procter & Gamble, and Wal-
A number for every item on the tracked. And the technology exists toMart, the center wired the entire city of
planet Tulsa, Oklahoma with radio-frequency
make this a reality. Described as “a polit-
Auto-ID employs a numbering scheme equipment to verify its ability to track
ical rather than a technological problem,”
called ePC (for “electronic product code”) Auto-ID equipped packages.
creating a global system “would... involve
which can provide a unique ID for any negotiation between, and consensus Though many Auto-ID proponents
physical object in the world. The ePC is appear focused on inventory and supply
among, different countries.” Supporters
intended to replace the UPC bar code chain efficiency, others are developing
are aiming for worldwide acceptance of
used on products today. the technologies needed to build the financial and consumer applications that,
Unlike the bar code, however, the ePC if adopted, will have chilling effects on
infrastructure within the next few years.
goes beyond identifying consumers' ability to escape
product categories. It actually the oppressive surveillance of
assigns a unique number to manufacturers, retailers, and
every single item that rolls off marketers. Of course, govern-
a manufacturing line. For ment and law enforcement
example, each pack of ciga- VHS orDVD will be quick to use the tech-
rettes, individual can of soda, nology to keep tabs on citi-
light bulb or package of razor zens, as well.
blades produced would be Iraq was “Phase Two” of what President Bush said The European Central
uniquely identifiable through could be up to a 10-year war on terrorism. This new Bank is quietly working to
its own ePC number. video by Irvin Baxter Jr. picks up where “The Iraqi embed RFID tags in the
Once assigned, this num- War in Bible Prophecy” video leaves off. fibers of Euro bank notes by
ber is transmitted by a radio 2005. The tag would allow
frequency ID tag (RFID) in What did President Bush have in mind when he money to carry its own histo-
or on the product. These tiny said that 9/11 began the War on Terrorism? Why ry by recording information
tags, predicted by some to did Thomas Friedman of the New York Times state about where it has been, thus
cost less than 1 cent each by that “the 9/11 attack on America started World giving governments and law
2004, are “somewhere War III?” enforcement agencies a means
between the size of a grain of to literally “follow the
sand and a speck of dust.” Who’s next? North Korea? Iran? Syria? Will it all money” in every transaction.
They are to be built directly go “as smoothly” as Afghanistan and Iraq? Did the If and when RFID devices are
into food, clothes, drugs, or 6th Trumpet era begin on 9/11? embedded in banknotes, the
auto-parts during the manu- anonymity that cash affords
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lions of receivers along the This video discloses that plan. square and as thin as a human
entire supply chain—in air- hair — can easily fit inside of
ports, seaports, highways, a banknote. Mass-production
distribution centers, ware- of the new chip will start
houses, retail stores, and in within a year.
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Consumer marketing applications will
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“Radio frequency is another technology
that supermarkets are already using in a
number of places throughout the store.
We now envision a day where consumers
will walk into a store, select products
whose packages are embedded with small
radio frequency UPC codes, and exit the
store without ever going through a
checkout line or signing their name on a
dotted line.” —Jacki Snyder, Manager of
Electronic Payments for Supervalu
(Supermarkets), Inc., and Chair, Food
Marketing Institute Electronic Payments
Auto-ID would expand marketers'
ability to monitor individuals' behavior
to undreamt of extremes. With corporate
sponsors like Wal-Mart, Target, the Food
Marketing Institute, Home Depot, and
British supermarket chain Tesco, as well It appears that Wal-Mart will be leading the entire global retail industry into the era of Radio
as some of the world's largest consumer Frequency ID technology. It was announced on June 11 that its top 100 suppliers are to start
goods manufacturers including Proctor using RFID chips by 2005.
and Gamble, Phillip Morris, and Coca
Cola, it may not be long before Auto-ID- these did a better job of linking con- World” feel to the technology. He admits,
based surveillance tags begin appearing sumers and their purchases, loyalty cards for example, that people might balk at
in every store-bought item in a con- were severely limited... consider the the thought of police using Auto-ID to
sumer's home. usage, consumer demographic, psycho- scan the contents of a car's trunk without
According to a video tour of the graphic and economic blind spots of needing to open it. The Center's co-direc-
“Home of the Future” and “Store of the tracking data... [S]omething more inte- tor, Sanjay E. Sarma, has already begun
Future” sponsored by Proctor & Gamble, grated and holistic was needed to provide planning strategies to counter the public
applications could include shopping carts a ubiquitous understanding of on- and backlash he expects the system will
that automatically bill consumer's off-line consumer purchase behavior, atti- encounter. ❏
accounts (cards would no longer be need- tudes and product usage. The answer:
ed to link purchases to individuals), RFID (radio frequency identification)
refrigerators that report their contents to technology.... In an industry first, RFID
the supermarket for re-ordering, and enables the linking of all this product
interactive televisions that select com- information with a specific consumer RFID Chips
mercials based on the contents of a home's identified by key demographic and psy-
refrigerator. chographic markers... Where once we col- & The Mark
Now that shopper cards have whetted lected purchase information, now we can
their appetite for data, marketers are no correlate multiple points of consumer of the Beast
longer content to know who buys what, product purchase with consumption
when, where, and how. As incredible as it specifics such as the how, when and who Privacy advocate Katherine
may seem, they are now planning ways to of product use.” Albrecht leads the grassroots
monitor consumers' use of products with- Marketers aren't the only ones who consumer resistance to
in their very homes. Auto-ID tags cou- want to watch what you do in your home. supermarket loyalty cards
pled with indoor receivers installed in Enter again the health surveillance con- and RFID chip implantation.
shelves, floors, and doorways, could pro- nection. Some have suggested that pill
vide a degree of omniscience about con- bottles in medicine cabinets be tagged
On Thursday, August 21, she
sumer behavior that staggers the imagi- with Auto-ID devices to allow doctors to is scheduled to film two excit-
nation. remotely monitor patient compliance ing videos on RFID the Mark
Consider the following statements by with prescriptions. of the Beast. Both are project-
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ACNielsen: ance” in a chaotic world, even the center's
“[After bar codes] [t]he next 'big thing' executive director, Kevin Ashton,
[was] [f]requent shopper cards. While acknowledges there's a “Brave New
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