Friday, June 13, 2014

Nothing New Under the Sun | Persia and Babylon, After All these Years

As DTTO reported yesterday, Islamic extremists of ISIL have rapidly cut a corridor into Iraq. and now they are preparing to march on Baghdad. The central government of Iraq is desperate for help. While the Obama administration decides what the most politically expedient course of action is, the government of Iran is offering to help. They are reportedly offering Iraq up to two brigades. If the United States sends air support, then the U. S. may be supporting the Iranian guards. It's funny sometimes how things work out.

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Many experts believe that Iraq will be split. The Sunni Muslim west will become a separate state perhaps ruled from Mosul in the Nineveh Province. The Shiite Muslim East would remain centered around Baghdad. And the semi-autonomous Kurdish region would become completely independent. This would mean that the ethnic nations around Mesopotamia would begin to look like Assyria, Babylon and Media, since there are many people who believe that the forebears of the Kurds were the Medes. After centuries of men drawing lines on maps, the peoples are beginning to line up into the old ethnic nations.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9
The Bible in many places such as Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 and 39, uses ancient family names for nations. So it is very interesting when nations that have been split or joined to other nations begin to realign into the old ethnic nations. And it is particularly interesting when these things happen while Israel is living in the Land after almost two millennia of exile.

And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power. And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. -Daniel 8:19-23

Folks, Jesus Christ is coming back to judge the world. If you are not ready, now is the time to get ready.

Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.                  -Luke 12:40

As Jihadists take aim at Baghdad, Iran steps in to help historical foe

Iran is coming to the aid of its historic nemesis, sending elite fighters to Iraq in the wake of a Sunni insurgency that has claimed two key northern cities and now threatens Baghdad, Fox News has learned.

Some 150 fighters from the Revolutionary Guards elite Quds force have already been dispatched by Tehran, and the division's powerful commander, Qassem Suleimani, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Thursday and pledged to send two notorious Iranian brigades to aid in the defense of Baghdad. That could amount to as many as 10,000 soldiers sent to fight the Sunni group known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

Maliki is believed to be considering the offer, especially in light of reported decisions by the U.S. to reject his request for American airstrikes against the Al Qaeda-affiliated militants who have recently overrun Mosul and Tikrit and appear to be preparing for a march on the capital. The two brigades that Suleimani offered are Asaab Ahel Haq, a Shi’ite paramilitary unit, and the Shi’ite insurgency group Kata'ib Hezbollah.

After U.S.-trained security forces dropped their weapons and fled their posts in Mosul, the regime in Baghdad has reason to fear for its survival, an intelligence official said.

“Baghdad is going to be overrun," he said. "The Green Zone is going down.” 
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For more information, read the Book of the Prophet Daniel

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