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Circumstances-Consequences of Preparation for Action of Global Significance

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 20, 2008 at 13:36

There is an inevitability in the circumstances regarding and surrounding the Middle East that some recognize as being central and germane to the various factions that have interests there, from the post World War II anti-Semitic antipathies that coalesced around the reformation of the State of Israel, to the emergence of oil money power gained by many countries that perceive Israel's re-emergence as an intrusion, to the intrusion of western and other influences dependent upon Middle East energy sources looking at Israel as chattel to be bargained with in order to obtain some sense of security in a world intent on self preservation, at whatever cost for peace they can get someone else to pay.

For some the inevitability leads to a conclusion that requires hostilities in order to bring the circumstances under the control of a particular ideology to achieve a kind of symbiosis; not a true peace, but an environment of sustained comfort in contentment. Unfortunately, contentment is not one of the primary sensibilities of humanity, thus peace independent of Divine intervention is not sustained.

Many, participants and observers all alike, have gone over the intricacies of the reasons for the lack of contentment in the Middle East, and why over the centuries, even millennia, there has been this constant ideological friction and open hostility amongst the several factions over who gets to keep the land now comprised under the flag of Israel. It has been so from the first time (though the implications go farther back than that) Abraham set foot in Canaan until today, and the world has fought so many battles because of this very thing; that there has always been someone who wants to rule the world in its entirety, and it was established long ago, that the Middle East was the center of the world from the beginning. (He who rules Jerusalem rules the world).

Much of the narrative that covers this comes from the Hebrew Holy Scriptures (all of it as it applies to Israel's destiny in the entire scheme of things), though we are called to attention of the Arabic Quran that in it, the Islamic Prophet tries to convince many that it too contains the source of contention for the promised land. In the final analysis, all of the world's issues of humanity trying to survive its own folly are being brought down to this moment of whose ideology, or faith, is going to be shown for the truth so contained, and which is the true source of contention.

It is mentioned by another reader in this exchange, and others have concurred, that the circumstances of the conflicts going on in the Middle East are actually the initial battles leading up to World War III; some actually saying it is here in its preliminary stages. Given the prophetically direct activities that have occurred, it is not hard to make that kind of argument. If this can be done, then we are admonished under the cover of the prognostication supplied here and in other articles by Dr. Pipes, what are the real preparations we need to make?

We read elsewhere that certain military activities of the Israeli Defense Forces read like a precursor to a pre-emptive action against the nuclear ambitions of Iran. Little more provocation, it seems, would be necessary to prompt such a response on what Israel considers a direct threat to their national security. Even as Hamas as entered into an uncertain ceasefire (hudna) with Israel (along with the relative calm with Hizbollah/Syria in the north), it can only be a type of calm before the storm, for every other preparation by the enemies of Israel seems to be in place, and it remains to be seen what will actually trigger the next cataclysmic event.

From an American perspective, the forces under the United States flag as the current leading agent for ‘policing the combatants' in the region may find themselves in the middle of an even greater military challenge, not different, just greater. Full inflammation of hostilities will bring the conflict to the extreme scenario in a very short span of time (not waiting for American politics to catch up), and it will quickly be shown who really has the best nuclear response. This is spoken of the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, and its inevitability uncontestable. Thus the conclusion would seem to be that any preparation for the circumstances ready to befall humanity needs to take into consideration everything the Word of Almighty God has said in the Holy Bible, and that has been the point of it after all.
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