Events Heating Up Throughout the Middle East

Muammar al-Gaddafi


While Libya is getting most of the attention of the news media, events are heating up throughout the Middle East:

Egypt Likely to Tear Up Treaty
Thirteen killed in Egypt Christian-Muslim violence
US, NATO consider action with partners if UN stalls on Libya
IDF is preparing for mass civil uprising in West Bank
PA Rejects Compromise on Jordan Valley Sovereignty
Jordan’s youth push for change
China wants Israel as technology partner

In Libya itself, its problems seem to be getting even more violent:

NEW: Gadhafi’s regime offers reward for capturing a top opposition figure

CNN International – Ben Wedeman, Nic Robertson… 03/09/2011

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s regime announced a large reward Wednesday for the capture of a top opposition figure, branding him “an agent spy.”

Weeks ago, that opposition figure — Mustafa Abdul-Jalil — was the country’s justice minister…

The move to target Abdul-Jalil came as Gadhafi fought to advance against rebels who have taken control of many parts of the country. On Wednesday, pro-Gadhafi forces launched fresh attacks on Ras Lanuf, using planes and heavy artillery in an effort to retake the eastern oil city.

Libya’s war intensifies but Nato shows no sign of intervening

The Guardian – ‎9 March 2011

Rebel fighters take cover as they are bombarded by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi near Ras Lanuf, while a natural gas facility burns in the distance…

Eliminating a key opposition leader would likely help Colonel Gaddafi’s side.  Of course, if the opposition eliminated Muammar Gaddafi himself, the immediate conflict would end.  And it seems both sides are intent upon eliminating the leaders of the other side.

USA Today reported today:

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libyans battling Moammar Gadhafi are losing patience with the United States and its allies, saying they are missing a key opportunity to topple a dictator and win the gratitude of a new democracy in the Middle East.

Whether or not the USA decides to get further involved, I suspect that those in Libya will feel that they are closer to their Arab-nations and ultimately decide to truly ally with them.

While 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.

Of course, the President of Iran, already claims that the Imam Mahdi (a prophesied Islamic leader) is currently managing and apparently responsible for the turmoil and other events that have been happening in the Middle East (for some details, please see Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: World Order About to Collapse, Mahdi Behind it).

Given enough turmoil, people make odd decisions and the situation in the Middle East may change beyond what Western analysts truly believe.

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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