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Apocalypse? Nah -- but flesh-eating midges, yes!

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Mar 15, 2016 at 13:15

Hi, Michael

... If the dam collapses, it will become a news item, one which will be overtaken by other events in a matter of days, not an Apocalypse. That's the way with dam collapses, tsunamis, earthquakes and other disasters.

I do expect an Apocalypse to happen, but it will be the Biblical one -- the one talked about in Zechariah 14, not the one in Ezekiel 38-39 which most pop prophets flog off as the Apocalypse. THAT event is not the end of the world, since the text itself speaks of years afterward, in which people will be burying the dead. It's just a Turko-Iranian attack on Israel, which Israel will win.

That brings us to the Mosul Dam, and what you said about the Iranians. I am happy with the even-handed way in which Daniel has branded the Turks and Iranians as nearly equal in their menace, with the Turks being probably the most dangerous of the two. Ar you concerned about the Iranians moving into Iraq? They're already there, of course, advising the pro-government Shiite militias -- or shall I say "the pro-Shiite government militias?" The Turks are also there, training KRG Kurdish troops and bombing PKK Kurdish troops. The American and Europeans are also in this mess -- definitely on the ground, even though Obama insists that they are not wearing boots (He lies).

If the Mosul Dam collapses, will this give advantage to one side or the other? I recall that the Black Death, which killed millions in Europe and elsewhere in the mid-1300s, seemed to have no effect whatever on the 100 Years' War between England and France. Economically, that plague was even tood for Europe: It culled the weak and infirm, and created jobs. I suspect the collapse of the dam will have a similar effect.

Concerning the "mini-apocalypse", if one must use the term, of the Turks attacking Israel, this is said in the Bible to involve an alliance between Turkey (the land of Magog) and Iran (Persia). There has not been such an alliance since Seljuk times, just before the Crusades around 1100 AD; and that was long before the Jews had been restored to their land of Israel (as stipulated by the prophecy). Even today, Turkey's "Gog", Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been trying for years to be friends with Iran and all his other neighbors; but he's such an obnoxious ass, he can't seem to make lasting friends with anyone.

There is a window now for a Turkish-Iranian thaw in relations, now that the Russians are leaving Syria; but don't hold your breath while waiting for it to happen. From my meager understanding of prophecies, I expect the coming years to be ones of continual warfare, kicking off famines and plagues all over the place -- and some hot global warming episodes to boot. Prolonged mysery is what I see in the next perhaps decade, with even Biblical "beasts" such as snakes and crocodiles becoming important causes of death.

I don't know whether or not those "beasts" (mentioned in Rev. 6:8) included mosquitoes and sand fleas. Concerning sand fleas, there's a New Zealand legent that the wife of the god Rocky Balboa created sand fleas to bite Rocky's workers, because they were standing around doing nothing. Later on, sand fleas are credited with bringing the god Hot Potato up from the dead. Fair dinkum! It's all here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandfly and here:


I mention those little demons, because the ISIS fighters have been plagued by them in Iraq and Syria, where they are literally eating their men alive:


So you see, the Bible doesn't talk about any Mosul Dam Apocalypse; but God doesn't say nice things about people who want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth -- including the Iranians and Turks, the Europeans and, sadly, many Americans.

Shalom shalom :-)


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