Sunday, December 7, 2014

Roderick C. Meredith Insinuating that the US Would be Humbled in Bosnia (1996)



Here is Roderick C. Meredith back in 1996 insinuating that the US may "be truly chastened and humbled" while discussing the US sending peacekeepers to Bosnia.
As some 20,000 American troops head into the middle of the Bosnian war (some call it “peacekeeping”), we need to realize that—far more than in Vietnam—God may let us be truly chastened and humbled as a nation. And, unless we repent—we richly deserve it. Before this Bosnian adventure is over, will America have lost even more credibility in the eyes of our European allies and of the rest of the world as well?

Even while American diplomats were assisting the negotiations in Dayton, Ohio, notice what was happening behind the scenes:

“As Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic negotiates a peace settlement in Dayton, the army under his control is rebuilding the Bosnian Serb military in violation of Milosevic’s own pledges, U.S. and U.N. officials said yesterday” (San Diego Tribune, Nov. 18, 1995).

And now the Los Angeles Times reports that Serbian General Ratko Mladic is balking at following the terms of the peace accord:

“‘We cannot allow our people to come under the rule of Butchers,’ Mladic said, referring to the Muslims and Croats his troops fought for 3 1/2 years. ‘A just solution, especially for Sarajevo, must be found,’ he said in a speech to mark the formation of a new Bosnian Serb army brigade.

“U.S. officials have ruled out any changes to the agreement, which gives most of the Serb-held suburbs of the capital, Sarajevo, to a Muslim-Croat federation. “Mladic’s statement bodes ill for the safety of the 60,000 NATO troops—an estimated 20,000 from the United States— being sent to enforce the peace agreement” (Dec. 3, 1995). (Roderick C. Meredith, "America At the Crossroads", The World Ahead, January 1996, pp. 3, 15.)
Of course nothing that "chastened and humbled" America occurred in Bosnia as Meredith insinuated here. Sporadic violence continued into 1996 but the terms of the peace were adhered to and there has been no armed conflict since then. The Bosnian War had been put to an end. Mladić went into hiding only to be arrested in 2011.

It is fairly likely some some of the viewers of The World Ahead telecast and readers of The World Ahead magazine knew some of the US soldiers sent to maintain the peace in Bosnia. It is sad to think that this article very likely distressed them.  

And so we see yet another failed prophecy from Roderick C. Meredith.

Why do LCG members continue to follow Meredith seeing that he clearly does not know what will happen in the future as he pretends to?

2 comments:

  1. I insinuate that Roderick Meredith will be humbled by what happens in Bosnia.

    Scratch that.

    He never goes back and admits his mistakes.

    He has declared that he has never committed a MAJOR sin since he was baptized.

    You know, no MAJOR sin, like being a false prophet upon which Scripture pronounces a death penalty.

    Stuff like that.

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