Saturday, October 11, 2014

 The Coming Storm:  Israel At The Epicenter

 Ominous clouds are presently gathering in the middle east, a violent storm approaches near the borders of Israel.  This present danger, composed of Islamic mercenaries known as I.S.I.S./I.S.I.L., continues to gain territory from their recognized enemies while the West and their Gulf allies seek to prevent their forward progression utilizing a coordinated bombing campaign.  Preliminary evidence suggests this campaign has failed as this Islamic militia presses forward to their goal.  The goals of I.S.I.S. are put forth as establishing an Islamic Caliphate or Islamic Kingdom under Shariah Law no longer under Western influence or subjected to Western energy corporations.  At first glance this would appear to be of a purely religious ideology, however, it is much more than this.

  The United States, European partners, and their Gulf allies have a part in this, in training, providing resources, intelligence, and weapondry.  In the beginning, this group were their sole mercenaries used to bring down the Bashar Assad regime in Syria and to prevent the spread of Iranian influence in Iraq, a plan put forth by the U.S. State Department.  This plan has however backfired and has provided these Islamists' with a perceived attainable goal of conquering the Middle East, utilizing their training and a familiarity of Western operations to conduct a campaign of conquest.  It would seem that such a ragtag group of Islamists would be easy to defeat and contain yet those motivated by religious fervor will fight until their goal is reached.  Turkey, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, as well as Egypt are now left with a choice, submit to the Sunni dominated Islamic State or be killed.

  Where does Israel play out in this current drama unfolding between Islamists?  The current Sunni/Shia divisions will no doubt bring Turkey, Iran, and much of North Africa including Egypt into this conflict in the quest for dominance of the region, the winner takes all the spoils.  Israel will be in the center of this growing conflict and much of the globe will become destabilized due to the lack of economic security in relation to energy resources.  Russia and their existing alliance with Iran and Syria to a degree will also bring their forces into the region.  Once they are gathered and engaged in battle surrounding the tiny nation of Israel, it will be at that time when their goals will become unified as one, this goal will be the destruction of Israel.

  "Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee, Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think and evil thought:  And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages (Jewish Settlements), I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely (confidently), all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land (Jerusalem)".   "And thou shalt come up against my people Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee O Gog (Chief Prince), before their eyes"-Ezekiel 38, verses 9,10,16.