Friday, April 15, 2011

The Coming Gaza War: A Coordinated Attack

This article comes from the American Thinker, and it reveals what many of us have been thinking anyway:

The Next Gaza War Will Be a Coordinated Attack

There should be no doubt that the next Gaza war won't resemble the 2008-2009 war, and it could start at any time.

On Thursday, April 7, an anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip by a Hamas terrorist slammed into an Israeli school bus loaded with children and exploded...the message was clear: Israeli citizens, even little children, aren't safe anywhere.

Israel responded with helicopter gunships, and in short order Hamas announced that a ceasefire would go into effect Thursday evening. Two days later, Hamas resumed firing rockets and mortar shells at Israel. That's a ceasefire Hamas-style.

If you follow events in Israel closely, you recognize the routine. First Hamas engages in indiscriminate attacks on innocent Israeli civilians. Next Israel responds. Then Hamas announces a unilateral ceasefire. Soon thereafter, the attacks resume, and Israel responds. Eventually, a full-scale war breaks out. It's as predictable as clockwork. That's how the Gaza War of 2008-2009 began, and that's how the next Gaza war will start -- only the next Gaza war will be markedly different.

That's so true, and these patterns have been followed since 1948. But what's new now?

This article is well worth reading in its entirety. After describing the new weapons which have been smuggled into Gaza, we get to the bottom line:

Iran's attempts to change the balance of power in the Middle East and North Africa by picking off one country after another is evident in Iraq, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and Saudi Arabia as well.

We're witnessing the fruition of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's plan to destroy Israel. His first step was to announce his intention to the world. Some mocked him, but he meant business.

Next, he worked to undermine political regimes in every country in the region and to strengthen Islamist elements beholden to him. All the while, he has worked feverishly to develop Iran's nuclear capability.

As we continue below, note the prophetic fulfillment of the facts described in this article:

Today, Israel is surrounded: Hamas in Gaza on the west, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt on the south and southwest, Hezb'allah in Lebanon on the north, a host of emerging Islamist terrorist organizations in Syria on the northeast, and on the east, a weakened monarch in Jordan attempting to restrain radical Islamists. With Ahmadinejad's unswerving support, the only step remaining is a coordinated attack on Israel.

Given its proximity to the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, Israel's most populous region, Gaza is the logical place for the war to begin. From southern Lebanon, Hezb'allah has promised to join the fight, probably with an attack on Haifa, Israel's third-largest metropolitan area.

Syria, Egypt, and Jordan may join the fight as well, and Israel could end up fighting a war for survival on all sides, much like the Six Day War. But things have changed markedly since 1967. The U.S. is weaker in the Middle East than it has been in decades, and Islamist groups are stronger than they have ever been. There should be no doubt that the next Gaza war won't resemble the 2008-2009 war, and it could start at any time.

Not to mention the fact that Syria has chemical tipped weapons - weapons that Israel has already stated they would treat exactly the same as incoming nuclear WMDs, in terms of their military response.

Also don't forget that parts of Syria and Israel will be "desolate" during this next conflict - presumably due to Syria's use of such weapons.

The American Spectator and its writers are not writing with biblical prophecy in mind - and it has to be fascinating for a prophecy watcher to see "secular" news and commentaries giving quotes that could be lifted directly from the pages of prophecy.

In this case, just compare the last paragraphs (quoted above) - paragraphs which describe a coming war - to the prophetic descriptions given in Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17. Its virtually identical.

The world is lining up precisely as we have been informed through the prophetic scriptures, and we continue to see that realization unfold.

As stated before - this summer promises to be very interesting.

Also see:

Iran providing Hamas with smuggle-ready rockets, says IDF


Anonymous said...

We are rounding third base and heading for home!

It would be interesting to know how close that September meeting is to Rosh Hashanna looking 7 years out? While I do not believe the rapture occurs on a Jewish feast I do believe it could occur at the second coming.

I guess the big question the impending ME war Psalm 83 Isaiah 17?

The rest of the table seems set to me...Maranatha!

Blessings, WVBORN56

DrNofog said...

I didn't fall off the planet, -just too many things taking up my time and too much happening too fast in the "whirled"!
...and in trying to keep it all together I just thot I wuz losing my train of thot!

Turns out it never left the station...jes broke down again... :(

EI, sorry I missed all the "fun" with Mr. AK47 firing away at Nathan. I'll try to be a little more diligent in standing guard "all along the watchtower"...

Looks like I'm in for a long read on that one too.

-ally mentioned here -"...go to Newsmax and try to find Rep Allen West and his confrontation with CAIR head. Its a very funny uplifting video!

That was great! [even if it was back in February] I had to search around on the net and found a copy of it on this site

This, however, is more recent and much "more scarier"!

A flamin' backstabbing Communist posing as... an "American"[?] senator?!?

Go to this site, and scroll down to:

Must See Video! Ann Barnhardt Destroys Dhimmi “Jackass” Lindsey Graham’s Anti-Free Speech Defense of the UnHoly Quran."

She is very clear thinking and she shreds him thoroughly! And it's side-splitting funny as well!

Anonymous said...

Wednesday September 19 2018 will be the date for Rosh Hashanna in 2018.

Dylan said...

Any word on George soros?

Scott said...

DrNo - We've missed you around here - in fact, you missed the now infamous comments which includes Sue's description of her "dusting" habits, and your comments were sorely missed!

Dylan - thats a very good question. I almost posted an interesting article on Soros, but it was essentially a rehash of what we've already posted.

Its been strangely quiet around Soros - but what I expect is this...When news starts to circulate about his recent meetings etc - I have a feeling he'll be back in the news, in a big way in a couple of weeks.

Or, maybe he wants to work more covertly since there has been so much published on him lately (?)

It IS interesting that he has been so quiet lately (well, at least as far as the news goes).

hartdawg said...

...a question for you Scott, where do you see Saudi Arabia in all this? I'm not 100% sold on the idea of their involvement in psalm 83. especially since they show up as Sheba and dedan during the war of Gog and magog also they don't seem to be fully on board just yet. so what are your thoughts?

Scott said...

I'm pretty much where you are --- Saudi Arabia is a mystery.

Interestingly, D. Pentecost believes that "Arabia" is in view in the listing of regions in Ezekiel 38 regarding Gog-MaGog, and he makes an interesting case...

In "Prophecy for Today", Pentecost says this:

"Ethiopia and Libya are used in two distinctly different senses in the Old Testament. Nations in Africa known as Ethiopia and Libya continue in the present time. But in Old Testament times there were states adjacent to Persia known as Ethiopia and Libya. When Moses fled from Egypt after slaying an Egyptian, he went into the wilderness and married an Ethiopian. He did not go south into the African Ethiopian; he went into the Ethiopian located in the Arabian Peninsula. When Ezekiel spoke of Persia, Ethiopia and Libya, I believe he was speaking of the Arab States".

Thats food for thought - but to my knowledge, Pentecost is the only person saying this, so I take it with a grain of salt, but it IS Pentecost saying this, and that alone makes me take it seriously.

At least something to consider.

Scott said...

As far as Psa 83/Isa 17, I don't see Saudi Arabia involved at ALL.

hartdawg said...

I understand Saudi to be Sheba and dedan

Expected Imminently said...


Missed ya! have you been foolishly trying to earn a living again? I should give up, it'll never catch on - too much like hard work! ;)

I have been gallavanting for a few days in our glorious April sunshine in beautiful Wales. Near where Welsh writer DYLAN Thomas lived and worked.
BUT I have withdrawal symptoms from Scotts news blog. So glad to be back.

Hubbies two ferrets have escaped AGAIN, Coo! what a grouch!

God bless

Expected Imminently said...

You have returned - BRILLIANT!
big hug