Hillary Clinton and the King of the South

Hillary Rodham Clinton


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made some comments to Arab leaders today:

Clinton issues stark warning to Arab leaders

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday delivered a stark warning to Arab leaders that they will face growing unrest, extremism and even rebellion unless they quickly address depleting oil and water reserves and enact real economic and political reform.

“In too many places, in too many ways, the region’s foundations are sinking into the sand,” she told officials at the Forum for the Future conference. “The new and dynamic Middle East … needs firmer ground if it is to take root and grow everywhere.”

Clinton made her comments after visiting the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar. During her trip, civil unrest continued unabated in Tunisia and Algeria, Egypt remained tense after disputed elections and a political crisis hit Lebanon, underscoring what Clinton said where deep concerns about trends in the Middle East…”While some countries have made great strides in governance, in many others, people have grown tired of corrupt institutions and a stagnant political order,” she said.  http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2011-01-13-clinton-warns-leaders_N.htm

While I do not doubt that she feels she had good intentions, the reality is that the Arabs are not likely to move towards the type of government and government social programs that Mrs. Clinton probably hopes for.

The civil unrest in Tunisia and Algeria are ultimately likely to spread across much of the Arab world.  The historical Arab answer to this is to turn to a strong leader who will rise up, not simply to deal with graft.

The Bible warns that a strong leader, called the King of the South in Daniel 11, will rise up once again in what appears to be heavily Arabic-populated lands.  The situation that Mrs. Clinton was commenting upon seems to be part of what may be needed for this leader to arise.

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? 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?
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?
Arabic Nazarenes May Have Kept Original Christian Practices Were their faithful Arabs who held to original Christianity?

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