Gaddafi Vows to Fight to Death, and He May End Up That Way

Muammar al-Gaddafi


Libya’s problems seem to be getting even more violent:

Gaddafi refuses to cede power; protesters win backing of defectors

Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, February 22, 2011; 9:31 PM

SANAA, YEMEN – Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi defiantly vowed Tuesday to “fight until the last drop of my blood” to maintain his 41-year hold on power, and he called on supporters to reclaim control after a week of rebellion that has left his government’s authority in tatters.

Facing a violent popular revolt backed by high-level defections, Gaddafi cast an ominous tone in a 70-minute address, referring to China’s forceful response in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown to suggest that his regime, too, would use as much force as necessary to stay in power.

“I will not leave the country,” Gaddafi declared in the rambling, televised speech, delivered from the remains of a presidential palace destroyed in a 1986 U.S. air raid. “I will die as a martyr at the end.” He showed no remorse for attacks launched by his loyalists against his citizens, vowing instead to “cleanse Libya house by house.”

With rebels apparently controlling much of the eastern half of the country, the violence engulfing Libya is already the worst in more than a month of unrest that has toppled regimes in Tunisia and Egypt as it spread across North Africa and the Middle East.

In Libya, increasingly divergent views of Gaddafi

Washington Post – Leila Fadel – ‎16 minutes ago‎

TOBRUK, LIBYA – On Libya’s northeastern border, there are no visa procedures and no passport-control officers. There’s just a gaggle of armed young men – defected soldiers and police officers – waving people through…

“Our leader is a tyrant and he’ll kill us all in cold blood,” said Hassan el-Modeer, a British-educated engineer. “The world needs to intervene as soon as possible.”

Opposition supporters described this area to visitors as the “liberated eastern region of Libya,” and anti-government sentiment here runs high.

After watching the news on television late tonight, and seeing the first headline in the Washington Post, the following scripture came to mind:

24 Then the fingers of the hand were sent from Him, and this writing was written.

25 “And this is the inscription that was written:


26 This is the interpretation of each word. Mene: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; 27 Tekel: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; 28 Peres: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”  29 Then Belshazzar gave the command, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a chain of gold around his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.  (Daniel 5:24-29, NKJV)

Now, I am not saying that he will be gone by tomorrow, but the protesters seem to want his head now.  And they may end up getting it.  On the other hand, Moammar Gaddafi’s history of brutality may result in having him hold out for a while, but the alignment of world events and end time prophecy continues to be fulfilled.  The “handwriting is on the wall”.  The King of the South is getting close to rising up.

And while Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in the past, has indicated that he wanted to lead Islam and Africa (see Qaddafi Hailed as “King of Kings”), I never really felt he would be the final King of the South. But in the current Middle East turmoil, the seeds seem to be being set for the rise of that leader.

Watch (cf. Mark 13:33-37).

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?

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