Concerns and inevitability of the ‘King of the South’ military

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Some are concerned about the call for a united Arab military, although some feel it must happen:

CAIRO—For months, members of the Arab League have been calling for a joint military force to quell the violence engulfing the region. Now that member states have largely agreed, analysts say having the force materialize and preparing it to fight complex modern conflicts may be an insurmountable challenge.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi promised that military leaders would form a committee to figure out how to assemble an Arab League military force at the league’s recent summit in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm-el-Sheikh.

He did not say exactly who will be in charge or where the force will go, but presumably Libya, Yemen, Iraq and Syria currently top the list.

Although most Arab heads of states and foreign ministers now agree that an international force of Arab fighters must, and will, be formed to secure the region, not all Arab League representatives agree.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari is against intervention, noting it could make conflicts worse. Jaafari pointed out the elephant in the room: Many Arab countries are deeply divided either internally or externally or both, with Sunni countries and groups generally allying with Saudi Arabia, and Shia countries and groups allying with Iran.

Complex tribal and political divisions add to the existing chaos, with one regional newspaper calling the proposed “Unified Arab force” a “triple oxymoron.”

According to Abdullah al-Ashaal, a former deputy foreign minister and ambassador in Egypt, these divisions could make it impossible for the Arab World to form a military.

“Since when are the Arabs united on anything? If they are united at any moment, tell me,” he quipped.

And if they did unite enough to form a military, al-Ashaal says conflicting alliances could escalate the fighting.

For example, in Yemen, the Iranian-backed Houthis are fighting the Saudi-backed government. Intervention in Yemen, al-Ashaal explained, would be tantamount to war with Iran.

“What [are they] going to do with the force? To do what? To fight Iran?” he asked. “They will smash them all. Iran is very strong militarily.”

But political analyst Hisham Kassem says international forces are desperately needed to counter the threat of the so-called Islamic State militant group, and the United States, NATO and the United Nations are increasingly disinterested in direct Middle East intervention. As a result, he says, the Arab World has no choice but to act.

“It’s not an option. A force has to be created with some minimal support from the United States and Europe,” he said. “Nobody at this point who is directly threatened can afford to say, ‘None of my business’ or ‘I don’t want my people killed.’”

So, some Arab leaders are concerned, yet others want a pan-Arabic military force as they do not feel that the USA or Europe has enough interest in protecting them.

Biblically, a military force of Arabs and others is inevitable. The force will be led by one called the King of the South in Bible prophecy:

40  “At the time of the end, the king of the south shall attack him, but the king of the north shall rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen, and with many ships. And he shall come into countries and shall overflow and pass through. 41 He shall come into the glorious land. And tens of thousands shall fall, but these shall be delivered out of his hand: Edom and Moab and the main part of the Ammonites. 42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 He shall become ruler of the treasures of gold and of silver, and all the precious things of Egypt, and the Libyans and the Cushites shall follow in his train. (Daniel 11:40-44, ESV)

The peoples listed above are located in North Africa and the Middle East.  They are in Muslim-dominated lands and include the Arabs.

As far as Iran goes, as I have written for some time, I believe it will somehow be neutralized as it will NOT lead the King of the South confederation.

The idea that this confederation will be primarily composed of Arabic states is also consistent with Ezekiel 30:2-9.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is again calling for something that could develop into the type of military that will be involved in those end time prophecies.

The Bible in both Ezekiel 30 and Daniel 11 clearly show that this confederation will not fare well (Daniel 11, however, also shows that the Turks and some of the Arabs will be spared that destruction in verse 41, as some of the allies of the final King of the South will betray him per Daniel 11:25-26).  This does NOT mean that it may not have temporal successes.  It could even be a factor in the coming temporary ‘peace deal’ that the Bible says will come in the end time, that will also end in disaster.

Bible prophecy has many warnings that many world leaders are ignoring.  An Arabic military is consistent with Bible prophecy.

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