Frantic Middle East Arms Race



At least one top Israeli leader believes that there is a frantic arms race now going on in the Middle East:

‘Frantic’ Arms Race in Middle East, Says Air Force Chief
Israel National News – June 22, 2011
“The Middle East is in the throes of a frantic arms race, both in numbers of weapons and unbelievable financial costs”, Maj. Gen. Ido Nehoshtan, the commander of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), told IsraelDefense this week.
“The race is going on in almost every country in the region, including organizations like Hamas and Hizbullah. Whoever can buy [weapons] – buys [them], and invests all his efforts in force building. It’s just about being equipped with smart weapons, but also with inexpensive devices that we learned can be extremely threatening. Syria, for example, is getting new armament from Russia while it also invests in air power and anti-aircraft missiles,” added Nehoshtan.

The Bible tells of a time that a group, called the King of the South, that seems like an Islamic-Arabic confederation, will rise up and consider itself some type of a military power.

Despite the the final King of the North is prophesied to have success against the people with the “strongest fortresses” (Daniel 11:39), who are apparently the Anglo-descended nations led by the USA, the King of the South will decide to push militarily against the King of the North (Daniel 11:40).

In order to do this, the King of the South must believe that it has the military capability to launch such a strike.  Currently it appears that many in the Middle East are even now attempting to build up that type of military capability.  And while the Islamic states are not yet nearly strong enough for that challenge now, that does not mean that they will not continue to build up arms for the time that they may wish to push the Europeans (which often still are considered to be “crusaders”) far away from trying to influence them.

Events in both Europe (which is getting increasingly anti-Islamic) and the Middle East (which is getting weary of European influence) are setting the stage for a final conflict between the two (though probably two treaties, at least one of which is likely to be a “peace deal”, involving both sides is expected–and both treaties are biblically expected to be broken; see Daniel 9:27 and 11:27).

To learn more about what will happen to the descendants of Israel and the Arabic peoples, please check out the first four articles:

Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
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? Might this King be called the Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
The Arab and Islamic 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? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the German Defense Minister one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch 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? What does he do in the Middle East and Jerusalem? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? Why do people think the Bible teaches about a peace deal? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?

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