The Ostrich Tactic :: By Daymond Duck

Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, has voiced a series of opinions lately that have caught my attention.

On Feb. 14, 2024, on live TV, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, said, “Hamas is not a terrorist group for us. It’s a political movement.”

Erdan responded:

  • “Is the brutal murder of hundreds of civilians not terror? Is the systematic rape of women not terror? Is attempting Jewish genocide not terror? Ladies and gentlemen, this is the UN: a terror-excusing, Hamas-promoting, victim-blaming organization that has lost every ounce of credibility. Nothing said by the UN can be trusted or accepted.”

(Note: Griffiths tried to excuse his obvious bias by saying, “Just to clarify: Hamas is not on the list of groups designated as terrorist organizations by the United Nations Security Council.”)

On Feb. 20, 2024, Erdan was talking about Lebanon firing rockets and missiles at Israel when he told the UN Security Council:

  • “For years, Israel has called for this Council to impose the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 (an agreement for Hezbollah to stay away from Israel’s border), yet for years, the UN has opted for the ‘ostrich tactic.’ Tragically, this is no longer a situation that can be ignored. The clock is ticking. It is not a matter of years but weeks before Israel will be forced to implement Resolution 1701 ourselves.”

On Feb. 21, 2024, Erdan was being interviewed when he said:

  • “Today I told the Security Council about the letters and meetings I had with Lazzarini (the head of the UNRWA) and Guterres (the UN Sec. Gen.) how terror tunnels pass under schools and how UNRWA teachers idolize Hitler. We have been presenting this information to UN officials for years – but they have become collaborators of Hamas, and now they are literally a part of the terrorist organization.”

What was Erdan talking about when he accused the UN of taking the ostrich tactic?

He was saying Israel has asked the UN to do something about Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon again and again for years, but the UN officials and the UN Security Council have buried their heads in the sand and done nothing.

The UN has ignored Israel’s complaints and acted like a problem doesn’t exist.

The fact that the truth does not matter to these people has led to war in Gaza, is leading to a greater war in Lebanon and Syria, and will lead to the greatest war ever during the Tribulation Period.

The ostrich tactic is why I sometimes say, “UN stands for United Nothing.”

(Update: On Feb. 26, 2024, Erdan called on UN Sec. Gen. Guterres to resign for allowing the UNRWA to become a de facto terrorist organization with extensive ties to Hamas and doing nothing to correct the situation.)

Below are some current events that seem to relate to Bible prophecy.

One, concerning world government, a borderless world, and the decline of America: according to U.S. Customs and Border protection, 7,298,486 illegal immigrants (some sources say more than 10 million) have entered the U.S. since Biden became president.

36 states have a population of less than 7,298,486.

Two, concerning “signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory” (Luke 21:25-27): on Feb. 19, 2024, Michael Snyder (author, frequent guest on radio and TV) wrote, “I am not anticipating that any particular event will happen on April 8th. Rather, I believe that what we will witness on April 8th is a sign and a warning for the entire nation.”

Snyder was writing about the fact that the paths of two solar eclipses (one on Aug. 21, 2017, and the other on Apr. 8, 2024) form an “X” over the U.S.

Among other things, Snyder points out that:

  • The two solar eclipses are almost 7 years apart.
  • The path of the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse passed over 7 U.S. locations named Salem (short for Jerusalem).
  • The path of the Apr. 8, 2024 eclipse will pass over 7 U.S. locations named Nineveh (a city that was built by Noah’s great-grandson Nimrod, a wicked city where Jonah delivered a warning from God; Gen. 10:11; Jonah 1:1-17).
  • On Apr. 8, 2024, the sun, the moon, and 7 planets will be aligned in a straight line looking from Jerusalem.
  • When the Apr. 8, 2024 eclipse starts across the U.S., the first community it will come to is Eagle Pass, TX (ground zero of the U.S. immigration crisis).

Here are some thoughts that have crossed my mind about Snyder’s excellent article:

  • 7 is the number of perfection. It is the most mentioned number in the Bible. Its root word means “enough” or “full” (see Rev. 17:4-5).
  • Jerusalem is the most mentioned city in the Bible. Jesus will come back to Jerusalem and rule the world from Jerusalem for 1,000 years.
  • Jerusalem comes from the root word Shalom, which means peace. We will not have peace on earth until Jesus comes back.
  • Nimrod tried to establish a New World Order (world government and a pagan world religion) at the tower of Babel (it included Nineveh).
  • God destroyed Nimrod’s New World Order.
  • God told Jonah to tell the citizens at Nineveh to repent of their great wickedness, or He would destroy Nineveh.
  • In the days of Noah, God destroyed the world with a flood because the wickedness of man was great.
  • The immigration crisis is part of Biden’s New World Order plan (a borderless world).
  • 8, 2024, is exactly 7 weeks before May 27, 2024 (when world leaders are scheduled to vote on the International Pandemic Treaty and amendments to the International Health Regulations, a scheme to get nations to surrender their sovereignty for the creation of a New World Order.

I honestly don’t know what to think about the eclipses, but it could be unwise to overlook the fact that they might be a warning.

Here is a link to Snyder’s article.

Three, concerning the World Economic Forum (WEF) and world government: on Feb. 21, 2024, it was reported that 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a bill to stop the U.S. and U.S. agencies from giving money to the WEF.

Four, concerning the Battle of Gog and Magog (Ezek. 38-39): on Feb. 21, 2024, it was reported that there are growing ties between Russia and Iran, 400 highly accurate Iranian missiles have been delivered to Russia since Jan. 2024, and more missiles will be sent in the future.

Five, concerning the accuracy of the New Testament: an 11-year-old boy recently found a coin while walking near the Dead Sea.

Some scholars say it is about 2,000 years old and is of the type mentioned in the story of the widow’s mite mentioned in the Bible (Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4).

Six, concerning deceit and corruption in the mainstream media: there has been widespread speculation that some news agencies had advance knowledge of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel (and not warning Israel) because journalists were on the scene, taking pictures, etc.

The media has denied this, but it is now known that Al Jazeera employed some journalists who were also Hamas terrorists that had ties with the AP, Reuters, CNN, The New York Times, etc.

On Feb. 23, 2023, it was reported that Oct. 7 survivors and victims’ families have filed suit against the AP for supporting terrorism by publishing the work of Hamas terrorists.

Seven, former Pres. Trump made two statements on Feb. 23, 2023, that should encourage Christians:

  • “We still need the hand of our LORD and the grace of almighty God!”
  • “No one will be touching the Cross of Christ under the Trump Administration; I swear to you, that will never happen!”

Eight, concerning wars and rumors of wars: on Feb. 27, 2024, it was reported that Hamas is planning to escalate its war with Israel during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Hamas intends to claim that the desire of some Jews to sacrifice a Red Heifer means Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount are in danger, so Hamas intends to stir up riots during the month of Ramadan, supposedly to protect Jerusalem and the mosque.

According to the report, Hamas has the support of Hezbollah and Iran, and they are hoping that Muslims from many countries will join them.

Israel is thinking about limiting access to the Temple Mount during the month of Ramadan, but doing so will likely be met with rioting.

(Update: On Feb. 28, 2024, it was reported that high-level sources in Iran and Lebanon are saying that Iran has given Hezbollah in Lebanon permission to launch a large-scale attack on Israel if it becomes obvious that Israel intends to attack Rafah. It was reported that the head of Hezbollah stated on Feb. 26 that an attack on Israel is likely during the month of Ramadan, and it would happen sooner if Israel attacks Hamas in Rafah.)

Nine, concerning deceit at the end of the age: during a forum on Capitol Hill that heard from 22 scientists, medical doctors, former government officials, and journalists, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson alleged that our government is covering up the danger of taking a Covid-19 vaccination.

Here is my daily update on the Israel-Hamas war.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 (Day 138): The eighty-third day of the resumed war.

  • Residents of Rafah reported several Israeli strikes and large explosions.
  • Concerning a vote by Israel’s Knesset to reject “international diktats” (the globalist effort to force the Two-State Solution on Israel) earlier in the week, Netanyahu said (on Feb. 21), “We will not reward terrorism by unilateral recognition in response to the Oct. 7 massacre, nor will we accept imposed solutions.” This strong stance sends a powerful message to the world: Peace and security (peace and safety) for Israel will be achieved through negotiations, not through unilateral actions. Today, we stand united more than ever.”

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 (Day 139): The eighty-fourth day of the resumed war.

  • 3 terrorists in Israel attacked 9 Israelis (1 dead; 3 critical wounds; 5 wounded but not critical). The terrorists have been killed.
  • Israel downed a Houthi missile over the Red Sea.
  • Israel destroyed a mosque and several houses in Rafah.
  • The Houthis said they intend to ramp up their attacks on ships in the Red Sea.
  • The Houthis fired 2 missiles at cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden.
  • Israel’s cabinet said it will continue its war with Hamas until all its goals are met.
  • In response to terrorist attacks in Judea, Israel advanced plans to build more than 3,000 housing units there.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 (Day 140): The eighty-fifth day of the resumed war.

  • Israel is committed to seeking a diplomatic solution with Hezbollah, but its Navy is gearing up for war in case diplomacy fails.

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 (Day 141): The eighty-sixth day of the resumed war.

  • Israel spotted a terror cell entering a Hezbollah weapons storage facility and sent jets in to blow it up, and there were several strong explosions.
  • Israel has facilitated the delivery of almost 14,000 deliveries (254,000 tons) of humanitarian aid to Gaza since the Oct. 7 war began.
  • Based on intelligence information from captured Hamas terrorists, 60 members of Hamas who participated in the Oct 7 attack on Israel were rounded up and arrested in Khan Younis.

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024 (Day 142): The eighty-seventh day of the resumed war.

  • Christian and Messianic Jewish faith leaders started 3 days of fasting and prayer for the nation of Israel.
  • The head of Israel’s military said advancements on the battlefield are the best way to get Hamas to release the hostages.
  • The U.S. asked Israel to stop harming Hamas police officers because they are needed to protect trucks carrying humanitarian aid. Israel said its military will attack any Hamas terrorist regardless of their position.
  • Israel will continue to attack Hezbollah even if it agrees to a ceasefire with Hamas.
  • An Israeli strike killed 2 members of Hezbollah in Lebanon.
  • Israel killed several members of Hamas in Khan Younis and captured many weapons, grenades, and a large amount of ammunition.
  • Israel believes many Hamas leaders involved in the Oct. 7 arrack in Rafah are hiding in Rafah and holding most of the hostages there.

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 (Day 143): The eighty-eighth day of the resumed war.

  • Netanyahu gave his war cabinet a plan for evacuating Rafah, and Israel is pushing forward with plans to invade the city.
  • The entire PA government submitted their resignations to Mahmoud Abbas. They plan to merge with Hamas to create a new PA government in the next few days and continue their opposition to Israel.
  • Israeli forces killed more than 30 terrorists in Gaza City today.
  • Israel struck targets in Lebanon that were farther from Israeli territory than any target since the Israel-Hamas war started on Oct. 7.
  • Hezbollah fired about 60 rockets at Israeli targets in the Golan Heights.
  • S. and UK jets struck 22 Houthi sites in Yemen in response to Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea.
  • Israel discovered (and is destroying) a tunnel complex beneath a hospital, university campus, and prison that is 6.2 miles long and connects northern Gaza with southern Gaza.
  • Israel’s Defense Min. said Israel will not allow Palestinians to return to northern Gaza until the hostages are released.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 (Day 144): The eighty-ninth day of the resumed war.

  • Cross-border attacks between Israel and Hezbollah are increasing.
  • Israel is perplexed as to why Biden keeps saying a ceasefire in Gaza is near. (Note: I don’t think this is the only thing that is confusing Biden.)
  • The U.S. shot down 5 drones that were launched by Houthis in Yemen.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 (Day 145): The ninetieth day of the resumed war.

  • Hezbollah fired several old Soviet-made (as in Battle of Gog and Magog) rockets into Israel.
  • Israel will continue to build settlements in the West Bank despite U.S. objections.

FYI: God does not send anyone to Hell (all of us are born with a sin nature and destined to go to Hell because we sin), but God has provided a way (Jesus) for everyone to go to Heaven (and He is the only way to get there; John 14:6).

Finally, are you Rapture Ready?

If you want to be rapture ready and go to heaven, you must be born again (John 3:3). God loves you, and if you have not done so, sincerely admit that you are a sinner; believe that Jesus is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who died for the sins of the world, was buried, and raised from the dead; ask Him to forgive your sins, cleanse you, come into your heart and be your Saviour; then tell someone that you have done this.