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WikiLeaks and the Coming Clash in the Middle East

The Trumpet (Link) - Stephen Flurry (December 3, 2010)

The latest round of U.S. Embassy cables released by WikiLeaks isn�t just embarrassing for the United States. It�s a shameful and graphic display�posted on a billboard for all the world to see�of America�s irreversibly broken will.

As Lee Smith observed earlier this week, the most disturbing revelation made in the diplomatic papers �is the extent to which both the Bush and Obama administrations have concealed Iran�s war against the United States �� (emphasis mine throughout).

Try, if you can, to wrap your mind around that one. Even as American soldiers are asked to sacrifice their lives in the war against terrorism, two U.S. presidents�representing both political parties�have been hard at work covering the tracks of the world�s number-one state sponsor of terror!

In October, when WikiLeaks released its last batch of secret documents, most of it coming from the Iraqi battlefield, the New York Times said it revealed how Iran�s military had �intervened aggressively� to support combatants fighting American troops. Another Times piece noted that U.S. troops had discovered evidence of Iran�s role in training Iraqi militants and supplying militias with rockets, magnetic bombs and other weapons.

�The reports make it clear that the lethal contest between Iranian-backed militias and American forces continued after President Obama sought to open a diplomatic dialogue with Iran�s leaders,� the Times wrote. Even as Iran continued its deadly assault on American troops, President Obama worked to erase the Iranian connection. Who can forget his Cairo speech, when he showered praise on the Iranian people and encouraged the mullahs to finish their nuclear power project?

For his part, President Bush repeatedly stressed toward the end of his second term that he had �no desire,� according to the Washington Post, to go to war against Iran (April 12, 2008).

All of this, we now know thanks to the third installment of the WikiLeaks, even as practically every major leader in the Middle East was pleading with the United States to do something about the primary source of state-sponsored terrorism.

In November 2009, according to one diplomatic cable, King Hamad of Bahrain �argued forcefully� for the United States to use �whatever means necessary� to knock out Iran�s nuclear program. �The danger of letting it go on is greater than the danger of stopping it.�

His plea was shared by numerous other Arab leaders. �Bomb Iran, or live with an Iranian bomb. Sanctions, carrots, incentives won�t matter,� said one senior representative from the Jordanian Senate.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak referred to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as being irrational and accused Iran of continually �stirring trouble.� In another cable, America�s ambassador in Cairo described Mubarak as having �a visceral hatred for the Islamic Republic.�

Abu Dhabi�s crown prince said it was only a matter of time before Ahmadinejad plunged the Middle East into war. He said if American air strikes didn�t take out the nuclear program, then the U.S. should send in ground forces. He urged such action back in 2006.

Even before that, the New York Times reported, Saudi Arabia�s powerful King Abdullah angrily expressed his disapproval of the Bush administration for disregarding his advice against the Iraqi invasion. Prior to the war in Iraq, Abdullah said, the U.S., Saddam Hussein and Saudi Arabia had collectively kept Iran in check. But by knocking out Saddam, the U.S. had unwittingly handed Iraq over to Iran as a �gift on a golden platter.�

As many of our readers know, we were talking about the likelihood of Iraq falling to Iran as early as 1994. Can you imagine the power Iran would have, Gerald Flurry asked in December of that year, if it gained control of Iraq?

Then, soon after the war broke out in March 2003, we wrote, �It may seem shocking, given the U.S. presence in the region right now, but prophecy indicates that, in pursuit of its goal, Iran will probably take over Iraq.�

According to one cable that turned up in the latest WikiLeaks dump, King Abdullah �frequently exhorted the U.S. to attack Iran and put an end to its nuclear weapons program.� The Saudi ambassador to Washington even made this comment about a meeting between King Abdullah and U.S. Gen. David Petraeus in April 2008: �He [Abdullah] told you [Americans] to cut off the head of the snake.�

Many of our readers will remember us using that same analogy as soon as the war on terrorism began. �If the Taliban is just one tendril of the monster, where is the head?� we asked in November 2001. �The real head of the snake of terrorism is referred to in end-time prophecy as the king of the south.� And Iran, the same article explained, was the one Mideast nation with enough strength, willpower and resources to be the king of the south.

Students of Bible prophecy are well aware of the coming clash between the kings of the north and south, spoken of in Daniel 11:40. This is referring to a German-led European combine, the king of the north, coming against the Iranian-led king of the south like a whirlwind.

The United States, meanwhile, isn�t even mentioned in the Daniel 11 prophecy. In fact, no Bible prophecy speaks expressly of a major clash between the United States and Iran.

What prophecy does reveal is that God has broken the pride of American power�that America�s military strength in these latter days will be spent in vain (Leviticus 26:19-20).

This is why, from the very beginning of the war on terror, we said Iran would not only survive America�s post-9/11 aggression�it would thrive and get much stronger!

Isn�t it now transparently obvious that by eliminating the great Iranian neutralizer that the United States has spent its strength in vain and virtually guaranteed Iran�s ascendancy as the preeminent power in the Middle East?

Isn�t it also obvious that by turning a blind eye to the primary source of terror�by actively working to conceal Iran�s war against America, in fact�that the pride America once had in its awesome power has been broken and smashed?

And isn�t it now clear, as we emphatically stated in 2001, that America will not be victorious in the war against terrorism�but that Europe will be?

What a fascinating week this has been, to sift through numerous reports on WikiLeaks, many of them confirming what we have been saying for years�all of it based on the sure word of Bible prophecy! �

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