Obama: World united against Islamic State; Turkish raid succeeds in freeing 49 hostages

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US President Barack Obama spoke about fighting against the Islamic State today:

September 20, 2014

Obama: World United in Fight Against IS

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. continues to lead its “friend and allies” in the strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the terrorist group known as Islamic State.

Obama said in his weekly address Saturday the militants “pose a threat to the people of Iraq, Syria and the broader Middle East.”  He said “if let unchecked, they could pose a growing threat to the United States.” http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-world-united-in-fight-against-is/2456467.html

September 20, 2014

President Obama on Saturday said the United States will lead the fight against Islamic militants in the Middle East, but the struggle is one for all the world.

“Going forward, we won’t hesitate to take action against these terrorists in Iraq or in Syria. But this is not America’s fight alone,” Obama said in his weekly radio address. “This isn’t America vs. ISIL. This is the people of that region vs. ISIL. It’s the world vs. ISIL.” http://thehill.com/policy/international/218409-obama-its-the-world-vs-isis

Barack Obama has been pushing for the Sunni Muslim nations in the Middle East and North Africa to be more directly involved in that fight:

September 20, 2014

BARACK OBAMA does not call it a war and Congress has not passed a war powers resolution. Yet America is poised to begin officially arming and training rebels fighting against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, where the CIA has offered some covert assistance for some time. And in Iraq American pilots have launched air strikes in support of Iraqi government forces for the first time since 2011, attacking targets near Baghdad. Whatever it is called, it looks a lot like a war. …

The administration is eager to involve Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in the fight against IS rather than just do the job for them. One person familiar with the plans to bolster Syrian rebels thinks that the funding announced by the president and passed by the House is insufficient to defeat IS, but will work instead as seed financing for a force that will get more financial support from Gulf states once it has proved its effectiveness.  http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21618887-despite-disagreement-about-what-call-it-america-preparing-go-war

The Bible speaks of a confederation that will form in the future under the leadership of one referred to as the King of the South (Daniel 11:40-43) which will include the Arabic countries, as well as Turkey.

The Islamic State itself wants to basically lead such a confederation:

September 19, 2014

In yet another push of propaganda, the Islamic State released a full-length version of its documentary style film Flames of War: Fighting Has Just Begun, after the militant group teased it with a short trailer sneak preview earlier this week.

With flame graphics, black and white footage, night vision, and archive US news footage, Flames of War chronicles the ongoing insurgency of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

The 55-minute film opens with a narrator authoritatively declaring that the establishment of the Islamic State has allowed the Muslim community to “unite under one call, one banner, one leader.” …

The message and film concludes with, “the sons of Islam have prepared themselves for this day, so wait and see, for we too are also going to wait and see.”  https://news.vice.com/article/islamic-state-documentary-style-video-says-the-flames-of-war-have-just-begun

While a confederation of Islamic nations will form according to the Bible (Daniel 11:40-43; Ezekiel 30:2-8), the current Islamic State will not lead it. However, the existence of the Islamic State and other terroristic organizations is setting the stage for a ‘regional’ solution to the threat of radical Islam, and could well propel the formation of such an alliance relatively soon.

Barack Obama and his Administration have taken steps to encourage this formation.  Yet, it will not end well for the USA (Daniel 11:39) nor the Arabs (Daniel 11:40-43).  For more details watch: Obama Administration Pushing for an Islamic Empire?

There was some good news in the Middle East today.  Turkey was successful in its attempt to free hostages held by the Islamic State:

September 20, 2014

ISTANBUL—Dozens of Turkish hostages being held  by the radical Islamic State group have been released. The hostages arrived in Turkey in the early hours of Saturday, local time, after being held for 101 days.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in a written statement that 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic State had been released through the efforts of Turkey’s intelligence agency.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry says all the hostages are in good condition. http://www.voanews.com/content/is-militants-release-48-turkish-hostages/2456435.html

This is not only good news for the hostages and their families, this will also help Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey is a player in the Middle East.

Turkey (referred to as Edom) is mentioned in prophecies involving the coming King of the South, yet, unlike countries in North Africa, the Bible indicates that Turkey will be spared from a European invasion by the King of the North (Daniel 11:40-43).

However, the Bible also tells of destruction coming to Turkey (watch What Should You Know About Turkey in Prophecy), as Turkey will receive blame for some of what will ultimately happen in to the Jews (Ezekiel 25:12-14), whose blood will be on its hands (Joel 3:19; see also The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy).

While peace will come in the Middle East (watch Middle East Peace? When?), the situation is in remains volatile.

Despite some international consensus, the Islamic State has not yet been defeated and still wants to kill and terrorize.  While the ‘Islamic State’ will not last, what will replace it will ultimately do greater harm to the USA, UK, and others (Psalm 83:3-8; see also Iraq, the King of the South, Armageddon, and Prophecy).

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Obama Administration Pushing for an Islamic Empire? Because of the rise of groups such as the Islamic State, the Obama Administration and others are pushing for a coalition of Arab nations along with Turkey. Does this resemble the final King of the South of Bible prophecy? Is there an Islamic antichrist? Does the Bible teach that terrorism and the sword will affect the USA and some of its allies? What does the Bible teach in Ezekiel about a confederation involving Egypt? Will an Arabic confederation end in destruction for those who strongly support it? Are the 10 nations in the Arab coalition the ten kings of Revelation 17:12-13? Are the 10 nations including the USA and Turkey the ten nations of Revelation 17:12-13? Who is? Was the pushing of the Obama Administration to do this predicted by in 2009 in a writing by Dr. Thiel? What does the Bible show?
What Should You Know About Turkey in Prophecy Do you know the Turkish people descended from? Did the Ottoman Empire possibly fulfill a promise in Genesis? Will Turkey support the European King of the North or Arabic King of the South? Will it betray one of them? Will Turkey be involved in the encouraging the destruction of Israel? Is Turkey going to become Catholic? Is Turkey mentioned in Psalm 83, Daniel 11, and elsewhere in the Bible? This video provides answers.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? 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? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
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The Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of the King of the South The Bible tells of the formation of a power of nations that are in the Middle East and North Africa that are part of the final “King of the South” (Daniel 11:40-43) The Muslim Brotherhood wishes to have an Islamic empire with basically the same nations. This YouTube video explains what to expect from such a confederation.
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? An item of possibly related interest in the Spanish language would be: Líderes iraníes condenan la hipocresía de Occidente y declaran que ahora es tiempo para prepararse para el Armagedón, la guerra, y el Imán Mahdi.
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