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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Does the Middle East stand on the brink of a great war?

Prophecy Sign:  The coming prophetic Middle-East wars

“In that day,” declares the Lord,  “will I not destroy the wise men of Edom, those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?  Your warriors, Teman, will be terrified, and everyone in Esau’s mountains will be cut down in the slaughter.  Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever. Obadiah 1:8-10 NIV

Does the Middle East stand on the brink of a great war?
Instability in the Middle East and the Arab world has given way to speculation about whether the region stands at the dawn of a great war, a battle for power that will change the regional order. Weakened by the upheavals of the Arab Spring, the region finds itself facing the rising threat of extremism, which can only be fought back through unity, wrote Nagi Sadeq Sharab in the Sharjah-based daily Al Khaleej. “If one had to summarise the history of the region over time, it would be described as a region of wars and conflicts,” he said. “It has always been a target due to its strategic location, its economic resources and particularly its oil resources.” “It looks as though the features of a great war are beginning to form. It is a great war because it is multipartite, embroiling regional and international powers and involving non-state entities,” he wrote.

ISIL gets set: ‘Up to 10,000 terrorists are ready to attack Baghdad
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is believed to be preparing a massive assault on Baghdad. Officials said the Iraqi intelligence community, backed by help from the United States, detected ISIL preparations for an invasion of Baghdad over the next few months. The officials said ISIL was amassing thousands of fighters in towns around the capital while infiltrating the city itself. “Up to 10,000 terrorists are ready to attack Baghdad,” Anbar provisional council president Sabah Karhout said. Officials confirmed reports that ISIL reached suburbs of Baghdad, including Abu Ghraib. They said the collapse of the Iraq Army and security forces in Anbar would enable ISIL to organize a massive assault on Baghdad.

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