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Obama bricking himself in along the Euphrates

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Oct 31, 2015 at 21:25

Hi, Tovey. Good to see you -- I've wanted to talk with you.

Concerning your post,

"Remember, the principle protagonists in the background of this ALL WANT THIS TO HAPPEN!"

It's true, that the principle protagonists are merchants of misery, in that they get paid specifically to produce, defer and remedy that product. Even so, none of the parties involved actually knows what will happen when they stir the pot.

A few days ago, I saw a short Alfred Hitchcock show about a woman who was bicking her husband behind a wall, Edgar Allen Poe-style. She must've been getting a little senile, though; because she was actually bricking herself in!

That's what I think of, when I try to make sense of the Middle East. At the moment, US President Obama has decided to send ground troops to Syria, to help out our anti-ISIS allies there. Those allies, to nobody's surprize, consist of the Kurdish YPG (the Syrian branch of the PKK in Turkey, whom our other "allies", the Turks, have decided to wage war with), and perhaps a shepherd boy or two with a slingshot. The Turks, of course, are furious. So are our other "allies", the FSA, who are actually busy funneling weapons and troops we send them along to ISIS.

The above is all understandable. It's what happens, when we decide to brick our friends into a corner. Unfortunately for us, we are the ones getting bricked in. With ISIS to our south, the angry Turks to our west and north and the Russians overhead, we are counting on the Iraqi Kurds, at least, to back us up. The problem is, that the Iraqi Kurds are a kleptocracy, run by the Barzani mob, who make their money dealing in oil and contraband between the Turks and ISIS.

Of course, this is all insanity. You know this, and I know this; so let's stop talking about it and go on to things that matter for a moment. I've been digging into Revelation lately, finally getting around to the Four Horsemen and other matters. Here's what I've discovered:

The "horsemen" are part of the passage about "seven seals on the scroll". These seven are part of a trio of "seven seals", "seven trumpets (shofars) and "seven vials of God's wrath". In every case, they correspond with one another; so that each seal has its corresponding shofar and vial.

The first seal issued forth a white horse, who set out to conquer. The greatest period of conquest in human history ended with World War II, the end of the Colonial Era -- with the ten colonial powers being ten horns of "the beast"; so the "white horse" era is past already.

The second seal issued forth a red horse, "to take peace from the earth". Another way to phrase that is "to commence an era of terror". Since there are no longer significant conquests going on in the world, and the whole world is engaged in a "War on Terror", I think it's safe to say that we are now in the time of the red horse. The Ten Horns period is also over: they have given their power and authority to the beast, the "eighth", which is us.

The third seal period, that of the "black horse", is yet to come. It commences with an encounter between the earth and a meteor, called "Wormwood". Astronomers have been engaged all over the world the past few years, trying to map the courses of all the meteors; yet even in the midst of this, the Chelyabinsk meteor escaped our attention. That one wasn't Wormwood, as far as I can see, since it didn't pollute the rivers (did it?).

On the other hand, the Red Horse period was supposed to include the oceans turning to blood. I vividly recall pictures of the Gulf of Mexico turning red during the Obama-BP oil slick disaster. That might have been the "blood ocean", or there may be more to come. The "Black Horse" time to come should include an atmospheric event that would greatly decrease visibility -- a Krakatoa sort of experience (or Mt. St. Helens).

I think there are some who would like to liken the "red horse" to the commies, and the "black horse" to evil ISIL. The colors go nicely, but two things: (1) the seas didn't turn to blood during the Cold War; and (2) ... well, there is no #2. I was going to say that the Commies didn't take peace from the earth the way the Islamies have; but that's not altogether true: The Cold War could hardly have been described as an era of peace.

If the red horse was the Commies, where was the sea of blood? Could that simply be a way of foretelling ocean pollution? I was amazed, back in the late '60s, that people weren't able to swim in Monterey Bay because it was polluted. How, I thought, could an ocean get polluted? But it can and has. If that was the "sea turned to blood", then it may be later than I imagined: We may already be in the "Black Horse" period.

Coming up soon in neighborhoods everywhere, then, is the Green Horse of ecological disaster. The corresponding vial will be:

[8] And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
[9] And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

Global Warming, no doubt.

As I said, I'm just now beginning to study those passages. It sounds a lot like a Tolkien trilogy, but ti's real. What's unreal, is Obama trying to brick himself in along the Euphrates.

Shalom shalom


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