The Watchman On The Wall

The Watchman On The Wall
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Verse 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The U.S. is between Iraq and a Hard Place

In his ISIL speech, Obama repeated several times that Iraq is an ally of the United States. He said that the USA cannot do for the Iraqis what they must do for themselves. That sentence is a perfect example of Obama's erroneous strategic thinking. Obama continues to see the Iraqis as a single group. He still has not grasped the fact that the Iraqis have never succeeded in developing the sense of unity and solidarity that defines a nation. 

In Iraq the tribal divisions are alive and kicking and there are over 70 of them, as well as four ethnic groups and about ten religions, all divided among a not inconsiderable number of communal sectors. The possibility that the Iraqi government can function any better than those that preceded it is not great, and therefore the assumption that the Iraqi army can be more stalwart in its battle against the knife-wielding Islamic State fighters is yet to be proven correct. Historically, it is important to note that the Turks governed Iraq by splitting it into three regions: Kurdish, Sunni and Shia.

As far as Obama’s coalition, Russia does not support a war against the Islamic State and not many European countries are lining up to join Obama's coalition against Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.

Further, the U.S. is not interested in giving Assad a “get out of jail” card. Assad has announced that any military activity by another country on Syrian soil or over Syrian airspace will be considered an act of hostility against Syria to which that country will respond. The U.S. is blowing an excellent opportunity to reach out to Assad and help him save his country. Instead we are going to fund more bloodshed in Syria and bring to fulfillment the Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 prophecies.

Another country in the area that poses a problem for the U.S. is Turkey, which has been aiding the Syrian rebel forces from the very first anti-Assad demonstrations in 2011, those very forces that spawned the "Islamic State" over a three year period. Thousands of jihadists from many different countries arrived at the bloody battlegrounds of Iraq and Syria via Turkey. 

Turkey purchases oil from the "Islamic State" at a remarkably reduced rate, and resells it in the international market, so that Turkey is basically funding the "Islamic State" while raking in huge sums for its own treasury. Turkey also gives weaponry to the "Islamic State". After all, Sunnis help Sunnis.

Qatar is not enthusiastic about a war against the "Islamic State" either, having given it generous amounts of financial aid for weaponry over a long period, knowing that its jihadists were anti-Assad. The Emir of Qatar is not eager to eliminate the "Islamic State" because he helped create it and he Saudi Arabia want Syria’s off-shore oil and gas and associated pipelines. 

Saudi Arabia is also not happy about destroying the Sunni Islamic State as it might further empower the Shiite axis headed by Iran. They feel comfortable with the "Islamic State".

The war against the Islamic State looks like a rerun of the war fought against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan starting in 2001. Many of the elements that characterized that war are still around today, leading to the general feeling that the war against "Islamic State" will fail just as the war against al Qaeda (The Global War on Terrorism) did.
Friends, we are first and foremost battling an ideology, fighting a faith vested in the hearts of millions, if not billions, of people who live all over the world.

The belief that Islam is the true religion and that Judaism and Christianity are false religions is a basic tenet of Islamic faith worldwide. The belief that Islam can and must rule the world is shared by many millions of Muslims. The belief that militant jihad is a legitimate tool for achieving Islamic supremacy over the world is anchored in Islamic history and the biography of Mohammed. 

The belief that a Muslim must mete out the revenge of Allah against every infidel that dares to lift his hand against a Muslim is a natural part of Islam. The belief that "Islamic State", the goal of the entire mission, reflects the real, pure and original Islam is shared by millions of Muslim worldwide.

If the Islamic state is destroyed, another Islamic entity will take its place and attract thousands of Muslims from just as many countries. Add to that those converting to Islam from Europe, America, and the four corners of the globe, those blond and blue-eyed men and women who will rush to join the group in order to observe all the beliefs associated with Islam.

The battle against the problematic tenets of the Islamic faith is not bound in place or time and like the genie that comes out of a bottle, cannot be put back in it. Muslim emigration to Western countries unsettles those governments internally due to the Islamic takeover of public space, politics, economics and its image in the politically correct media. This is why western governments must forbid the immigration of Muslims to western countries. Eventually, they will simply undermine western values and institutions. In many parts of the world one can say that "Islamic State is here", in neighborhoods that the local police do not enter, in the cities where a Muslim majority forces Sharia on supermarkets, pharmacies, bars and churches – and in the parliaments where the presence of the Islamic State is becoming more and more influential and solidly based.

The really significant battle is not in Iraq or Syria. The real war, far-ranging and dangerous. Its goal is to impose the law of Allah as it is spelled out in the Q’uran.

Anyone who thinks that destroying "Islamic State" in Iraq and Syria will solve the problem had better think again, because the problem is not this or that organization or country. The problem is the ideology that today motivates one and half billion people who believe that the "religion of Allah is Islam" (Qu'ran chap.53, v.19). 

Ultimately, sooner or later, nuclear weapons will be exchanged in this war with Islam. Why? Because there are simply too many violent jihadists and the only way to stop them is with tactical nukes or neutron bombs.  I am talking about small neutron bombs, not the mega-death nukes. I would be begin by killing Baghdadi in Raqqa, Syria. Watch the video below.

Ask yourself this question, if ISIS had nukes would they use them on us? The answer is yes. This is the cruel, cold, nasty world we live in. As for me I pray that Yeshua comes back today.  

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