ICG on Syria, Jordan, Gaza, and Israel



In his latest update, ICG’s Mark Armstrong wrote the following:

Although there is little in the way of video (the media has reportedly been banned), demonstrations ongoing in Syria are beginning to look a lot like Cairo. But just as in Libya, the Syrian government is not shy about mowing down a bunch of demonstrators with gunfire and that’s exactly what has happened in recent days. Will the “international community” now declare that Bashir Assad must go?…

And what about Jordan? Demonstrations are gathering strength there as well, and there are reports of “youths” being injured! Will the “international community” get busy and demand that King Abdullah get out too? His has been a comparatively benevolent dictatorship, but then Mubarak’s was too. Whoever thinks that anarchy leading to a power vacuum will turn out ok in any of those countries is crazy…

And how has democracy worked out for Gaza, since Israel wrenched its citizens out of the territory and turned it over to the Palestinians. They elected Hamas, a terrorist entity advised and funded by Iran to lead their “government”, such as it is. Missiles continue to fly out of Gaza into Israel’s southern cities. A Jerusalem bus stop was just bombed, killing one woman, critically injuring three or four others and wounding another 39 unsuspecting civilians. Terrorists still sneak out of Gaza into Israel, as happened recently to knife a mother, father and three of their children to death including a three year old toddler and a one month old infant.

Then the residents of Gaza streamed into the streets to celebrate this evil, despicable act, distributing candy to their children and praising the perpetrators. Does this sound like a people that can rule themselves with justice and equity, or for that matter, make peace with Israel? It’s the furthest thing from their minds!

Israel is talking tough. The letter which has just been printed quotes Prime Minister Netanyahu saying that Israel must take aggressive actions to deprive the terrorists of their ability to continue murdering Israelis. That ought to put the UN into a tizzy, and surely will. Will the United States now begin to do the bidding of “the international community” at unbelievable expense? Is making life safe for rebels and demonstrators the world over now the number one priority of the U.S. government?

It’s a mixed up world. Nothing makes good sense anymore. Except perhaps that the radical Muslim Middle East is expanding rapidly, apparently with all kinds of “international” assistance, including our own.

Shake-ups are happening in the Middle East.  And they are setting the stage for the rising up a the final King of the South that Daniel wrote about (Daniel 11:27;40).  This seems to be the same leader as the final Caliph that many Sunni Muslims anticipate and the Imam Mahdi that the Shi’ite Muslims are trying to encourage to appear.

To me, at least, the events make perfect sense.  And we all should be watching.

As Jesus said,

35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming–in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning– 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch! (Mark 13:35-37)

And the goings on in Israel and the Middle East are certainly areas that He was referring to (cf. Mark 13:14).

The Bible shows that the USA and Israel will not have too long to survive after the final King of the South will make a deadly deal with the coming King of the North (Daniel 11:27; Psalm 83)–a deal to cut the USA, Israel, and their Anglo-allies off from being a nation (Psalm 83:3-4; Daniel 11:39).

Prophetic events continue to line up.

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?
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?
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? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? What will happen to the nation of Israel?
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?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”, based up an early 20th century writing.
Barack Obama in Islamic Prophecy? There is actually a 17th century Shiite prophecy that some believe that Barack Obama will fulfill that will lead to a rising up of Islam.
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Are there biblical and non-biblical prophecies about Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? This is the longest and most detailed of the articles here related to prophecy and Barack Obama.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?

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