New ‘bin-Laden’ Bomb
Vol: 3 Issue: 22 Saturday, December 22, 2001
New ‘bin-Laden’ Bomb
The BLU-1186, or ‘thermobaric’ bomb was officially added to the US military arsenal and was immediately deployed to Afghanistan. The thermobaric bomb is a fuel-air explosive. It contains two explosive devices and a compressed highly flammable chemical charge. It sends a deadly shock wave through enclosed spaces like caves or tunnels without collapsing them. The fire sucks out all the oxygen. The bomb can be ‘skipped’ along the ground and guided right into a small tunnel entrance.
The administration had been backing away from the idea bin-Laden is an objective, but in the public view, the war won’t be over until he is captured or proved dead. The US has been very quiet in recent days about bin-Laden’s location. But fresh intelligence reports are suggesting that bin-Laden may still be in Afghanistan. The deployment of this new weapon at this time suggests they may have an idea of where he may be. This is the perfect weapon to use against a suspected bin-Laden hideout. It won’t destroy the cave, prove bin-Laden is dead, and the Afghan war can have a happy ending.
Are There Nukes Here?
One report currently being investigated by U.S. intelligence officials came from Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence sources who had conducted an interrogation of a “terrorist suspect” in early November. Under “coercion,” the suspect said that agents of bin Laden had smuggled two portable nuclear weapons into the United States, according to the report seen by a U.S. government expert. The ISI provided “the highest levels of the U.S. government” with materials from the ISI interrogation including a summary of the suspect’s confession. His story was made more credible since he knew details of the activation of the weapons and their construction that are not in the public domain.
Chairman of the House subcommittee on national security Rep. Chris Shays [R-Ct] confirmed that Russia had produced 132 such weapons and that currently 48 remain unaccounted for. All disappeared from Russian arsenals.
The Soviet nuclear backpack system was made in the 1960s for use against NATO targets in time of war, U.S. intelligence sources said. It consists of three “coffee can-sized” aluminum canisters, which must be connected before detonation. All three must be connected to make a single unit in order to explode. The detonator is about 6″ long and carried in a “knife-like sheaf.” It has a 3-to-5 kiloton yield, depending on the efficiency of the explosion.
During the first week of October, Israel’s Mossad was reported to have detained a Palestinian attempting to enter Jerusalem from Ramallah who was wearing such a system on his back. The item was contained in a CIA Daily Threat Report. It was quickly pulled and replaced with a story that it was a ‘radiological bomb’.
On Dec. 4, the FBI put 18,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies on “highest alert” because intelligence culled from sources around the globe indicated the United States could expect a new bin Laden attack between mid-December and the holidays. The alert continues.
“What Will Be The Sign Of Thy Coming?”
Jesus was asked by His disciples “what would be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?” He warned of deception, the rise of false Christs, wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes and pestilences, or infectious, deadly disease. He says that ‘many false prophets shall arise and deceive many’ and as a consequence, the ‘love of many shall wax cold’.
That is both a prophetic summary of events in the last days as recorded in Matthew 24:3-15 and an executive summary of the current global situation. The West awaits the next strike in the face of an ongoing rumor of a war strike from al-Qaeda. We don’t know if it will be biological, chemical or nuclear, covering the liklihoods of pestilence and famine. We are waging war against Osama bin-Laden, a false prophet whose doctrine produced the al-Qaeda, of whom it can certainly be said that ‘love has waxed cold’. Jesus said all this would take place during a time of global communication. He pinpoints the time to one in which ‘this Gospel of the Kingdom is preached in all the world for a witness unto all the nations [The internet provides exactly that capability, for the first time in history.] and then shall the end come’. [Matt 24:14]
Are we living in the last days? Ten years ago, it was difficult to find enough convincing evidence of fulfilled prophecy to fill a half-hour’s This Week in Bible Prophecy TV script. But it was exciting to watch the pieces of the puzzle come together, slowly, and from a distance.
Today, events are coming so fast and furious that an information website and daily intelligence digest can barely keep pace with it all. Because these are the last days. Do you know where you will spend eternity? It’s your choice, but time is running out to make it.
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