Occasionally the truth leaks out - and of course, when it does, the main-stream-media conveniently ignores it.
As a back-drop to the issue of peace in the Middle-East, we remember that the two terrorists groups Hamas, who now occupies Gaza, and Hezbollah, who occupies southern Lebanon must be on board or there will be no peace. These two groups must be on board along with the central group, the Palestinian Authority.
Today we see the true intentions of Hamas, as we have seen so many times in the past:
Hamas: Terrorism to Eliminate Israel is a 'Principle'".
"In an interview published Thursday in the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat, a Hamas spokesman said that the jihadist movement is loyal to 'Palestinian principles' in its policy of terrorism against the Jews until Israel ceases to exist."
"Palestinian Authority Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas claimed earlier this month that Hamas had agreed to the establishment of a Palestinian state within temporary borders. Osama Hamdan, a Hamas spokesman in Lebanon and close associate of powerful Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal, rejected the idea, however."
Here is the punch line:
"Hamas, Hamdan explained, has never agreed and will never agree to any recognition of Israel's legitimacy as a sovereign state. An agreement to temporary borders contradicts this position, as it would constitute acceptance of Jewish sovereignty over the pre-1967 borders of Israel, he added."
"The Hamas plan is based on obtaining a Palestinian state by force of arms, Hamdan said, 'not by way of agreements, a path that has failed'...Hamdan emphasized further that, in fact, it is Hamas that is remaining loyal to 'basic Palestinian principles' in fighting against any agreements with Israel."
So there we have it (again). The local terrorists groups will not recognize any peace deal with Israel because of the simple fact - in their view, Israel simply needs to be destroyed by force.
Yet, despite this rather large "pink elephant" ever present in the room - it will be ignored as "the world" pretends that these types of statements haven't been made, and there really can be peace in the Middle-East.
Because of this enormous obstacle to achieving peace in the region, it is easy to speculate on one possible scenario:
The battle of Gog-MaGog will decimate the surrounding terrorists groups and the invading countries, and the destruction will be dramatic. Following the battle of Gog-Magog (Ezekiel 38-39) the current obstruction(s) to the peace process will be removed.
I believe we could see the following scenario play out (again, this is strictly speculation on my part):
1) Israel "attacks" Iran, eliminating their nuclear facilities.
2) The Muslim world is inflamed and the Iranian-Russian alliance leads to the Gog-MaGog battle, which leads to destruction of the local terrorist groups, along with the other invading groups.
3) The antichrist arrives on the scene and creates his (temporary) peace deal as described in Daniel 9:27 - by "confirming the covenant" - marking the beginning of the Tribulation. Such an peace deal would also, presumably also allow for the rebuilding for the temple.
This scenario is obviously full of speculation. However, I cannot see any acceptance of peace in the region until Hamas and Hezbollah are eliminated, and Gog-MaGog is the only explanation that I can find that would create this scenario.
We shall see...Or perhaps not. More speculation on my part has me believing that the Rapture of the Church occurs prior to the Gog-MaGog battle, as stated so many times in the past.
Again, this is all speculation, and there are many more possible scenarios that could occur.
Either way, we'll be watching...If we are still here.