Is the “War of Civilizations” about to
Erupt in the Persian Gulf?
Visiting the Epic Conflict of Daniel 8 between the Two Global Forces – The Golden and the Red Internationale
It was in the fall of 2006 and the American’s were transfixed in front of their TV’s, some in fear and some with elation of possibly participating in an epic election upset to take power away from the Republican lock on the presidency, Congress and the Senate of the United States. The American media was silent so most Americans did not know that events were rapidly moving towards a showdown between the United States and Europe against Iran, Russia and China. These events were earlier battled in psych wars in the United Nations, propaganda wars over the international airwaves were now moving for a military confrontation between the global powers of the west against the global powers of the east. Like Greece and Persia of old, the global powers of domination were active again to claim the prize: world domination. The airwaves a few weeks earlier were shouting the fear of the impending World War III, Armageddon or the War of all wars that was coined by the veteran American international peace negotiator and former Republican Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger as the “War of Civilization”, had now gone silent.
For over a century, whether Republican or Democrat, the global domination by a single unifying world order continued its relentless pace. To get to its final destination, all national parties must someday come together to make “peace with great security” on earth. Was that day at hand? Given the picture of the future by the Hebrew prophets of old, an epic war was threatening to occur. Was this to set the stage for the final drama of the ages in preparation for the coming of the messiah? Were all the political parties of the world about to be persuaded either by military, psychological or covert wars to arrive at a universal understanding, there must be peace on earth? What would it take to persuade them all?
As America was absorbed in her political war on who would control American national politics, three American naval armadas were silently heading to the Middle East to rendezvous with a fourth coming from the Indian Ocean. They were to engage in the largest military exercise in history in the Persian Gulf.
While Europe was asleep in confidence of regaining the momentum for peace in the Middle East by placing her soldiers on the northern borders of Israel in Lebanon, the largest European NATO naval presence in the Mediterranean Sea since World War II stood poised for military conflict. Will conflict erupt as the players of the two opposing forces seek global domination were poised in preparation for battle?
We begin our journey looking at the increasing probability that the next two years (2006-2008) will fulfill the rising expectation that we are in the biblical and prophetic confluence and conjunction of the following biblical prophetic events. These will herald the coming of the Messiah. We have been asked to “watch and be ready” but it appears that most of God’s people are asleep and clueless.
Yet the finger of the God of Israel is writing over the skyline of Israel a message as significant as He wrote on the grand ballroom of King Belshazzar’s banquet hall. Hours later the Empire of Babylon disappeared from history. A confluence of the prophecies of the Jewish and Israeli prophets of old were about to be unleashed upon this planet in a vast avalanche.
As we look over the geo-political-religious world we find these seven prophetic streams emerging and converging into a mighty prophetic river. The Naval Armadas of the United States poised in the Persian Gulf with the Iranian Revolutionary Forces in “Yellow” alert, the highest military alert next to outright war may begin the final epic battle of Daniel 8.
1. The century long global war between the global forces seeking world domination from the oriental east and the occidental west, the War between the Ram with two Great Horns and the he-Goat with the Great Horn in Daniel 8, may be about to finish as portrayed to Daniel twenty five hundred years ago. This military, psychological and covert war will culminate in the final confrontation between the global forces as envisioned by the late Roman Catholic Pope John Paul II as the Golden Internationale and the Red Internationale. This article looks at the possibility that the final chapter of the epic war between the East and the West may begin after Succot in October-November 2006.
What has continued to be played out in the international picture is the fifth year of a seven year war called the War against Terror.
2. The seven year War of Gog from the Land of Magog against the Land of Magog in Ezekiel 38-39 began according to the rabbanim on the 7th day of Succot 2001 with the American coalition invasion into Afghanistan. It will prophetically be completed just prior to the 2008 American presidential election year.
Simultaneous to the War of Gog from the Land of Magog is also an epic battle between fundamental Christianity and fundamental Islam.
3. The War of the King of the North against the King of the South in Daniel 11 as the War of Terror (Gogomogog War) also started also on the 7th day of Succot 2001. On this date, America entered into a war with Afghanistan. This Vatican inspired War of Terror was now fronted as the “Christian” King of the North against the fundamentalist Islamic radicals and the Shi’ite inspired “Islam’s” King of the South.
As the prophets of old have foretold, there will arise a person of international and universal acclaim that will claim the ability to bring peace to this planet.
4. The Rise of the Final One World Order by the anti-Messiah will portray a powerful leader that will hold great powers of the satanic occultic corruption (Christian Cabbalah and Islamic Qabbalah) of the divine Kabbalah given to the Jews.
There will arise two global religious powers that will proclaim to reveal to the world the spiritual understanding of the will of the God of the Universe.
5. The Apocalyptic Sea Beast of Revelation 13 will be revealed as theGolden Internationale, the coalition of Wiescampt’s Jesuit Catholic inspired Illuminate, the economic global domination of the Rothschilds and the Shabbatai messianic uprising in 1666. It was this axis of power that inspired French Revolution and the rise of the global states of the former Roman Empire centered on France and also inspired the American Revolution that gave rise to the Scottish Masonic government of the United States. This global power will become “very great” and will eventually be destroyed as it is taken over by John Paul II’s Black Internationale, the Jesuit-Jewish Shabbatean control of the global Roman Catholic Church.
6. The Apocalyptic Earth Beast of Revelation 13 has now been accepted by fundamentalist Islam as the Earth Beast. This apocalyptic beast is imbedded in Muslim prophetic imagery driven by the anticipated arrival of the messianic Mahdi of Shi’ite Islam and the rise of the Islamic Caliphate state.
Finally, from the east will arrive a military presence uniting China, the Koreas, Japan, Indonesia and India. Would we ever expect that these mortal enemies would find a common cause to unite these eastern nations on this planet?
7. The Kings of the East of Revelation 16 may come on the nuclear denotation and confrontation with North Korea upon the new mutual friendship of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Chinese Premier Wen Jiaboa and the ascent of South Korean’s Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon as the new secretary-general to replace the departing Kofi Annan at the United Nations.
Up to the days of the fall festivals 2006, the Bush Administration was reveling in a job well done in guiding the American political landscape to a victory for the Republican Party. The job approval ratings of President George Bush were topped out at forty-nine percent as he walked to the podium of the United Nations to deliver a passionate speech for the wisdom of democracy in guiding the world nations to a world of peace.
A little over twenty four hours later, the warning and war call of the great Shofar resounded around the world. The sun set over the horizon of Jerusalem on the eve of September 22, 2006. Rosh Hashanah and the new Jewish year 5767 had begun. Republican America was confident as the economic climate was superb and the stock market was soaring to new and record highs. The religious landscape was calm and serene as the Laodicean Christian Church was asleep and clueless to her fate.
Yet on this day, two other pivotal events occurred. The fall solar equinox heralded a new season and the month long festival of Ramadan began, two events that rarely coincide. Overall, few were watching the “handwriting on the wall” as the hour of God’s judgment appeared to be coming.
Then geo-political landscape went into convulsions as the following news riveted the American public. According to William Koenig’s Eye View, the October 6, 2006 news report, the following events occurred:
The “Long War” and the Impending Confrontation of America with Iran
It was on October 1, 2006 that the Canadian research institute, The Centre for Research on Globalism, published a highly documented and detailed research article by Iranian researcher Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, a former military serviceman in the Canadian Armed Forces studying sociological and classical history at the University of Ottawa. It was titled, “The March to War – Naval build-up in the Persian Gulf and the Eastern Mediterranean”.
Across the great seas of the world the largest naval deployment since World War II was ordered towards two theatres of war: the Persian Gulf and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The buildup of the Persian Gulf theatre was predominately under U.S. command with the assistance of Canada while the East Mediterranean theatre was under the command of NATO in the guise of a UN peace-keeping mission as ordered by the UN Security Council Resolution 701.
As the security monitors have documented, this naval armada has long been known to the Bush administration and the Senators and Congressmen that are a part of American’s long term strategic planning. Its coordination with aerial assault attacks has been planned and practiced already in “war games” on prior strategic missions.
The aerial bombing in Iran began on a covert basis two years ago in the middle of the year 2004 according to the May 2004 National Security Presidential Directive NSPD 35. This is best known as the Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization as formulated in CONPLAN 8022. Lest any should doubt, the War of Terror with the resultant War in Afghanistan and Iraq has been posed as short term strategic military engagements that in reality is not. The hidden agenda has now been documented and now verbalized by the Pentagon that we are in the midst of what is now called “a long war”. With the risks involved, today we are pushing the limits of military engagements that we dared not trod even in the height of the “Cold War” without the fear of erupting World War III. As some prophetic, political and military strategists have all concluded, it was planned that way from the beginning.
It was only ten months ago on December 31, 2005 that Martin Walker wrote, in the Global Research.ca, an article titled, “U.S. Prepares Iran Strike” that documented the German press insight into “NATO intelligence sources who claimed that the NATO allies had been informed that the United States is currently investigating all possibilities of bringing the mullah-led regime into line, including military options.” They continued that “Washington appears to be dispatching high-level officials to prepare its allies for a possible attack rather than merely implying the possibility as it has repeatedly done during the past year."
Two weeks prior, the German press Der Spiegel noted increasing number of high profile visits into Turkey that included the American officials such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the American CIA Porter Goss and FBI Director Robert Mueller. The German News Agency, DDP, reported that Goss had delivered to the Turkish prime minister and his security aides a series of dossiers, one on the latest status of Iran's nuclear development and another containing intelligence on new links between Iran and al-Qaida. This dossier that was given to this military NATO ally included that the United States would look the other way if the Turks mounted their own attacks at the PKK (Kurdish Workers Party) living in bases in Iran that harbored what the Turks saw as separatist groups fomenting rebellion and terrorist acts within Turkey.
In return for a “green light” for Turkey to invade into Kurdistan, Iranian Kurdistan, Iraqi Kurdistan and Kurdish populations in Syria, CIA Director Porter Goss at his meeting with Turkish premier Recep TAyyip Erdogan on December 12, 2006 asked for Turkey to “provide political and logistical support for air strikes against Iranian nuclear and military targets” and for “special cooperation from Turkish intelligence to help prepare and monitor the operation.”
On September 20, 2006, it was reported in the Chinese Xinhua News Service that “The Army Times wrote, “the Pentagon has dismissed a media report that the U.S. Navy is secretly planning war with Iran.’” This was in response to a Time Magazine article on September 18 that printed the announcement by Chief of Naval Operations Mike Mullen asking subordinates to put “fresh eyes” on prior engagement plans to block Iranian ports on the Persian Gulf. The unspeakable question was why would American seek to block the flow of oil that would surely affect the international price of oil and the economies of all the major countries of the world?
In the report, it was admitted that the Navy did issue a “prepare to deploy” order for a submarine, an Aegis-class cruiser, two mine-sweepers and two mine hunters.”
As we possibly anticipate a military engagement or all out war with Iran, we must first come to two conclusions: a war is never anticipated or planned without a long time spent in preparation.
To the astute and knowledgeable observer there will be signs of war preparations, mobilizations, and deployments. Watching this “geo-political chessboard” has raised the high alert that some form of conflict is in the making. Though we may consider that it is political posturing or “mood music, a way to step up the diplomatic pressure on Tehran," the immensity and complexity with multiple nations suggest otherwise.
In the now famous D-Day in World War II that was called “Operation Overlord”, the invasion of France in the Battle of Normandy that took place on June 6, 1944 was in preparation for eighteen months. It all began at Casablanca, Morocco on January 1943 when the United States President F.D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sat down and mapped out the initial strategy to invade Normandy. (Trevor Nevitt Dupuy (Col.); The Military History of World War II, The Air War in the West: June 1941-April 1945 (Vol.7 ), Air Power and the Normandy Invasion, pages 36-40, New York City, Franklin Watts Inc., 1963)
Yet in the most recent War in Iraq, the emergence of the “Downing Street Memo” confirmed that the 2003 war against Iran was decided between President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair a year prior in 2002. As military observers have confirmed, for twelve years between 1991 and 2003, there were progressive military operations against Iraq by what is called the Anglo-American alliance. During this time in multiple stages of aerial bombardment, the Nation of Iraq was systematically weakened militarily over a period of ten years.
History has now confirmed that it was this same Anglo-American alliance that during the eight-year War between Iran and Iraq (1980-1988) that both Iran and Iraq were manipulated by Great Britain and the United States through their global economic monetary centers in London and New York. This was done, according to some strategic military observers, with the goal to weaken both the Nations of Iran and Iraq in preparation for future conquests. With that fact, the War with Iraq and the potential War with Iran were planned for over twenty three years.
This Anglo-American Alliance is only one of several global forces that are seeking to dominate and control the world. This control is especially sought for in order to control the natural resources of oil that churn the engines of the western social cultures. The Anglo-American Alliance and its future geo-political evolution were watched very closely by the intrepid international observer and player, Pope John Paul II. In 1978, this global force was called by the pontiff the Golden Internationale.
This alliance was a global partnership between the former superpower Great Britain (“Anglo”) and the emerging superpower after World War II, the United States (“American”). The European sector of this alliance expanded with the rise of the former nations of the ancient Roman Empire into the political alliance of the European Union and its military arm, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
In the mind of Pope John Paul II, this modern economic globalist superforce was a consortium of the internationalists and the trans-nationalists fronted by the military and economic power of the United States and financed by the global banker of London, England. The military component of the Golden Internationale became NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and the supreme aerial power of the United States of America.
This same tactic of “divide and conquer” now called Balkanization (“Division”), featured deliberate attempts to induce and manufacture strife and division within countries of the Middle East. When we see the riots, angry protests and mob activities of the Islamic rage against the Western world, in a strategic sense, we must also see it induced by provocation in a process of dividing and conquering the Islamic culture by the West.
Though it is hard to consider such a concept, the repeated models of dividing a national country called “Balkaniation” and then pacifying that country called “Finlandization” led many to suggest that this is the modern model of nation destruction and rebuilding. It was most recently observed in the military expansion of NATO eastward into the Balkans Region and Southeastern Europe. Before this dynamic region could be politically and economically conquered, the regional power center, the Nation of Yugoslavia had to be dismantled. This was perceived as a “normal” European extension into the Middle East for here was the gateway to the oil fields of the Islamic states. First NATO began shifting its military bases eastward and then they began to secure the energy routes in the region. This same strategy is at work today as the eyes of America, the EU and NATO are now upon Iran and Syria.
Three U.S. Naval Strike or Attack Groups Heading to the Persian Gulf
The U.S. Navy flagship, the U.S.S. Enterprise was deployed to the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf on October 1, 2006 as part of the expanding “War on Terror”, called “Operation Enduring Freedom.” This nuclear powered aircraft carrier was first commissioned in 1961 and was the elite naval warship on the high seas. It carried a strange square island that supported phased-array radar and a “beehive” on top this island that housed a complex electronic warfare system. It was modernized and refitted in 1980 and reclassified as a multi-mission aircraft carrier and again went under major reconstruction in 1998.
Along with this aircraft carrier was also a Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), the Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2) and a Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW 1) that was sent with the published orders to “conduct naval security operations and aerial missions in the mission.” The supporting warship with this carrier group called the “Enterprise Strike Group” included; the destroyer U.S.S. McFaul, the war frigate U.S.S. Nicholas, the battle cruiser U.S.S. Leyte Gulf, the attack submarine U.S.S. Alexandria, and the “fast combat support ship” U.S.N.S. Supply.
Special to this flotilla are special capabilities that may be unique to the theatre of war in the Persian Gulf along the coastline of the Nation of Iran. While the War on Terror to date has been confined to the land locked nation of Afghanistan and the Nation of Iraq whose ports are guarded by the United States and Britain, the Enterprise Strike Group is carrying minesweepers and mine-hunters in anticipating a war path against a maritime nation like Iran. The U.S.N.S. Supply’s main capability is its speed in combat that may be used in close-quarter combat with Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf. The swiftness of this naval craft is designed to avoid the potential attacks of Iranian cruise and anti-ship missile attacks.
Within this carrier strike force, are several specialized “infiltration, aerial attack, and rapid deployment units.” They include: the Marine Fighter Squadron 251, the Electronic Attack Squadron 137 and the Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123 whose special capabilities are in detecting Iranian missiles and signaling warning to the rest of the U.S. Naval Fleet. Also housed within this naval flotilla is a helicopter squadron, the “Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11” that specializes in combating enemy submarines stalking the Carrier Strike Force. The uniqueness of this squadron is that the only indigenous submarine fleet in the Middle East outside of Israel is the Nation of Iran.
A second aircraft strike force has also been deployed to the Middle East; the Eisenhower Strike Group out of Norfolk, Virginia led by the nuclear battleship, U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower. In this flotilla are included: “a cruiser, a destroyer, a war frigate, a submarine escort and U.S. Navy supply ships. This naval attack force was more than likely be positioned in the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea while the Enterprise Attack Force will be sent into the Persian Coast off the Iranian coastline.
A third assault or strike group called the “Expeditionary Strike Group 5” had also set sail from the Naval Station at San Diego, California towards the Persian Gulf. This task force was led by the flagship, the assault ship U.S.S. Boxer plus: a “dock landing vessel, the U.S.S. Comstock, a battle cruiser the U.S.S. Bunker Hill, a guided-missile hauling destroyer the U.S.S. Benfold and a guided-missile hauling destroyer the U.S.S. Howard.
On board were 4,200 Marine and Navy personnel expected to be deployed along the Persian Gulf from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Pendleton. They were specially trained for rapid deployment such as an invasion into a country. This would be accomplished by using large landing crafts that are stowed onboard the warships. If the order arrived, this Marine Unit would be a part of an invasion force with the probable purpose of securing Iranian ports or creating a beachhead for a larger invasion. Included in this flotilla include a Marine wing of 38 helicopters and a Coast Guard Vessel.
In route to the Persian Gulf, this Naval strike force would be “performing anti-submarine drills and operations” off the coast of Hawaii in anticipation of combating the Iranian submarine fleet in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. Joining this group will be a Marine wing of 38 helicopters, a Seattle based U.S. Coast Guard Vessel plus a Canadian Navy frigate, the H.M.C.S. Ottawa as the twentieth naval deployment as the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s contribution by Canada to the War on Terror.
The Use of the U.S. Coast Guard in the Persian Theater of War
As the fifth and smallest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the uniqueness of the Coast Guard is its division of responsibility between military, law enforcement and maritime search and rescue. In times of war, the Coast Guard fleet normally under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will at the request of the Defense Department comes under the control of the Pentagon. As the potential military confrontation looms on the horizon, the Coast Guide’s fleet has the capability of entering shallow ports that larger ships cannot enter. They also are capable of securing beachheads and port cities, interception of enemy vessels and maritime security operations. In the expected potential military catastrophe in which a U.S. vessel is damaged by hostile enemy action, the Coast Guard can assist in the search and rescue plus provide speedy support on protecting the Navy ships.
With the urgency and immediacy of the deployment of the western fleet from San Diego came realization of the “Prepare to Deploy Order” as reported on September 17, 2006 by CNN of a recent Times Magazine report. As written:
CNN Report – “The Time Magazine article intimates that the operation could result in heavy American casualties. “The first message was routine enough: a ‘Prepare to Deploy Order’ sent through naval communications channels to a submarine, an Aegis-class cruiser, two minesweepers and two mine-hunters. The orders didn't actually command the ships out of port; they just said be ready to move by October 1 . A deployment of minesweepers to the east coast of Iran would seem to suggest that a much discussed, but until now largely theoretical, prospect has become real: that the U.S. may be preparing for war with Iran.”
Media Reports on Planned Attacks of Iran and Syria
The reports are scattered and indirect but within the international media the continuing round of threats to attack Iran and Syria have been emitting for over a year. One of the latest was The Sunday Times report on March 5, 2006 titled, “NATO may help U.S. Strikes in Iran” that stated:
The Sunday Times - When Major-General Axel Tüttelmann, the head of NATO’s Airborne Early Warning and Control Force, showed off an AWAC’s early warning surveillance plane in Israel a fortnight ago, he caused a flurry of concern back at headquarters in Brussels. It was not his demonstration that raised eyebrows, but what he said about NATO’s possible involvement in any future military strike against Iran. “We would be the first to be called up if the NATO council decided we should be,” he said. NATO would prefer the emphasis to remain on the “if”, but Tüttelmann’s comments revealed that the military alliance could play a supporting role if America launches airstrikes against Iranian nuclear targets.”
At the same time, the Israeli government is also expected to be a participant in any future War with Iran. This may be an attack on their own or in coordination with other military alliances. The same report in The Sunday Times also reported the following:
The Sunday Times – “Israel’s special forces are said to be operating inside Iran in an urgent attempt to locate the country’s secret uranium enrichment sites. “We found several suspected sites last year but there must be more,” an Israeli intelligence source said. They are operating from a base in northern Iraq, guarded by Israeli soldiers with the approval of the Americans, according to Israeli sources. The commander of Israel’s nuclear missile submarines warned Iran indirectly in a comment to an Israeli newspaper last week that “we are able to hit strategic targets in a foreign country”.
The Israelis fear Iran may reach the “point of no return” — at which it has the capacity to enrich uranium to bomb-grade purity — in the next few months. The Americans are more interested in the point at which Iran is close to developing an actual bomb, thought to be at least three years away.
This divergence in the media may be more for “chaff” to deflect from expecting the unexpected. Even so, with the observations of military buildups, the rhetoric and war games are also escalating.
Threats and Risks to the U.S. Naval Fleet by the Iranian Military
In an article titled, “War Signals?” What is the White House Planning in Relation to Iran?”, Dave Lindorff, with the Centre for Research on Globalism, wrote on September 28. 2006 that the “shifting in the wind” by the Bush Administration raised global concerns for a possible War against Iran. According to Retired Colonel Gardiner, a former teacher of military strategy at the National War College, he made an important comment on the departure and arrival of the three Naval task forces.
Colonel Gardiner – “The [U.S. Navy] carrier deployment and a scheduled Persian Gulf arrival date of October 21  is “very important evidence” of war planning. He says, “I know that some naval forces have already received 'prepare to deploy orders’ [PTDOs], which have set the date for being ready to go as October 1 . Given that it would take about from October 2 to October 21 to get those forces to the [Persian] Gulf region, that looks about like the date” of any possible military action against Iran.
(A PTDO means that all crews should be at their stations, and ships and planes should be ready to go, by a certain date—in this case, reportedly, October 1.) Gardiner notes, “You cannot issue a PTDO and then stay ready for very long. It's a very significant order, and it’s not done as a training exercise…
I think the plan’s been picked: bomb the nuclear sites in Iran," says [Colonel] Gardiner. "It's a terrible idea, it's against U.S. law and it's against international law, but I think they've decided to do it." Gardiner says that while the United States has the capability to hit those sites with its cruise missiles, "the Iranians have many more options than we [the United States] do.
Of course, Gardiner agrees, recent ship movements and other signs of military preparedness could be simply a bluff designed to show toughness in the bargaining with Iran over its nuclear program. But with the Iranian coast reportedly armed to the teeth with Chinese Silkworm anti-ship missiles, and possibly even more sophisticated Russian anti-ship weapons, against which the [U.S.] Navy has little reliable defenses, it seems unlikely the Navy would risk high-value assets like aircraft carriers or cruisers with such a tactic. Nor has bluffing been a Bush [Administration] MO [tactic] to date.
The Pentagon responded to the Time magazine report by stating that the Chief of Naval Operations had merely asked the U.S. Navy to “put ‘fresh eyes’ on old U.S. plans to blockade two Iranian oil ports on the [Persian] Gulf.” This response in itself is questionable to analysts. Why would the United States want to stop the flow of oil from Iran, a major petroleum exporting nation, which would harm U.S. allies and the world economy?”
The Ram of Iran Supported by Two Great Horns
If the United States led coalition does engage the Iranian forces in military conflict, the prophetic searcher will have one more literal “key” to open the prophetic understanding of scripture. It has been the diligent investigation of BibleSearchers to determine the interconnections between the prophetic messages first written in Hebrew and Chaldean in the Book of Daniel. This is especially true in chapter eight as Daniel was personally engaged in watching that epic battle between the Ram with two great horns engaged in conflict with the he-Goat that had one great horn.
When the God of Israel asks us to “watch and be ready,” He was saying in effect, “What you will behold is a geo-political battle that will be engaged for centuries by forces that seek to dominate the world and will carry out their agenda for world domination.” The final stages of this battle for domination will pit the forces represented in the ancient empire of Cyrus’ Persian Empire that will be engaged against the forces representing the ancient empire of Greece’s Alexander the Great.
Here we lock in this conflict the oriental world of the Persians in which the “Laws of the Medes and the Persians” was supreme that even the emperor could not change against the occidental world of the Greeks who diligently export their culture of Hellenistic democracy to the nations around them.
It was the Jewish people who fought to the death in the Maccabean War as they tried to prevent this Hellenistic cultural onslaught from contaminating their covenant in keeping the Torah with their God, HaShem, one hundred sixty years before the birth of Jesus.
When Greece was eventually swallowed up by the Roman Empire, the Grecian culture became dominate and Roman Empire was transformed into the Greco-Roman Empire. So also, early gentile Roman Christianity was transformed from her Jewish Nazarene roots and became a Hellenistic Greco-Roman religion.
Today we see the resurrection of these ancient empires and their world views now coming into conflict with each other in our literal geo-political-religious world scene. They are replaying their ancient military and political agendas upon our modern geo-political map. When we explore the matrix of these resurrected empires, we also see a blend of several cultures and ancient world systems. The questions that we ask first is, “Who is the ram and who are the two great horns that give power to the ram? When will this battle be played out on the world’s scene? We also must ask, “Who is this he-goat and who is the great horn that will epitomize the military speed and strength of the he-Goat?”
BibleSearchers has carefully documented in the series on Daniel Eight the following articles:
Go to Part One – “Daniel, the Palace at Shushan and the Tomb of Daniel”
Go to Part Three – “The Rabbinic Interpretation of the 2300 Day Prophecy”
Go to Part Four – “The Rise of Israel and the Ancient Empires”
Go to Part Seven – “The Rise of the Ancient Persian Empire with the Pahlavi Dictator the Shah of Iran”
Go to Part Eight – “The Globalist Red Internationale Axis – ”
Christian and Jewish prophetic scholars have written extensively on the fact that the “ancient power” of the ram was the ancient Persian Empire that was empowered by the might and forces of the Medes and the Persian. Today as documented in the article, “The Globalist Red Internationale Axis – ” we discovered the remarkable imperial axis of power that connected the “ram” with the “two great horns.” This ancient axis of brutal military force became the over-dominating power of the Mongolian Empire that spread from Russia on the EuroAsian continental divide, through Persia reaching down into the Middle East and over thousands of miles to the coastline of the great Pacific Ocean and the land of the ancient Chinese. Here stood the “Mongolian Imperial Axis” of the Kipchak Khanate of Russia and the Golden Horde that almost took down medieval Europe.
To the east, Hulagu Khan of the Ilkhanate over Shi’ite Persia virtually destroyed Sunni Baghdad in 1258. Hulagu Khan prepared to send troops to Egypt with the intent to massacre the populations between Baghdad and Cairo. This opened a virtual “blood war between Mongolian brothers” that ruled over Russia and Persia.
In 1262, as Hulagu Khan was returning to Persian from the Mongolian Military Council that elected Kublai Khan as the Grand Mongolian Khan, a civil war erupted between the forces of Berke Khan of the Russian Kipchak Khanate and Hulagu Khan of the Il-Khanate of Persia. With the assistance of Sultan Baibars of the Egyptian Mameluks, the returning Hulagu Khan was assassinated. Why?
A little known fact of history was that Berke, the new Khan of the Golden Horde called the Russian Kipchak Khanate had been converted to Islam. He in turn, in rage over his brother’s treatment of the Muslim people, sought to eliminate him. It was not only Baghdad with the murder of the Caliph Al-Musta’sim but also Syria, Jerusalem and even Mecca that Hulagu was seeking to destroy. This extension of the Mongolian Persian thrust into the Middle East was prevented and the Sunni Islamic leaders that were protecting the Jewish people were spared.
To the Far East, the third part of the Mongolian Axis became the Kublai Khanate of China. Under the leadership of Kublai, the new Grand Khan of the Mongolians became the dominating force in China and Indo-China. This powerful force remained over the centuries as the Manchurians dominated Chinese politics until the rise of the Communistic State of China.
This “ram like beast” of Shi’ite Persia has now been empowered with a messianic mission to herald the coming of the first Islamic messiah called the Mahdi Messiah. They hope to hasten this day by bringing chaos into this world and refocus our attention as we revisit the prophetic pages of Daniel. This event may literally anchor us into the prophetic matrix at the time of the end.
Daniel 8:5-7 (Western English translated) – “And as I was considering, behold, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.”
“And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.” (Translated NKJV)
Daniel 8:5-7 (Rabbinic translated) – “I was observing, and behold! The he-goat comes from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, not touching the ground. And the he-goat had a conspicuous horn between its eyes. It came up to the horned ram I had seen standing before the river, and ran at it with fury of its might.
“I saw it reach the ram. It fought bitterly with it, and smote the ram and broke its two horns. The ram lacked the strength to stand before it. It threw it to the ground and trampled it, and there was no one to rescue the ram from it.”
(Translated by Rabbi Hersh Goldwurm in “Daniel” published by Mesorah Publications)
The “two great horns” today are Russia and China. The former horn of Russia was once powerful with a mighty empire but was taken down by the western globalists of the Golden Internationale when the “Iron Curtain” collapsed in 1991. Russia became bankrupt and lost her nuclear and military hegemony of power. Russia was connected to the international bankers of the International Monetary Fund through Frankfurt Germany, the home of the international banking concerns of the Jewish Rothschild family.
Russia soon became beholden economically to the Shabbatean Jews as a third world state. As the oil rich fields controlled by the Jewish Oligarchs in Russia came into full production, the government of Russia quietly and quickly began to dismantle the power of the Jewish Oligarchs, by imprisonment and exile, that once controlled 80% of the natural resources in Russia. Today Russia is rising again as the Russian “Bear” for the next battle of engagement. She is smaller and weaker than before, but that also was prophetically envisioned for the “last great horn”, the “Dragon” of China is becoming the greatest.
Daniel 8:3-4 – “Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.” (Translated by the NKJV)
Daniel 8:3-4 – “I raised my eyes and saw, and behold! A ram is standing before the river, and it has horns; and the horns are high, but one is higher than the other, and the higher one is coming up last.
I saw a ram goring westward, and northward and southward, and no beasts could stand before it, nor could anyone rescue from it. It did as it pleased and grew. (Translated by Rabbi Hersh Goldwurm in “Daniel” published by Mesorah Publications)
When we look for the battle lines of engagement, we also must remember in the modern political battles, we are not necessarily looking for ultimate destruction but actual control. Power, greed and control are the mantra of the rise of the final empires of the prophets. It will be the lust for power of domination, the lust of greed to control all the natural resources that will feed the political “beasts” that have an insatiable lust to control all the peoples upon this planet earth.
This battle has been carried out on this planet in two great world wars. When the leaders of the nations of the world talk about World War III, they do not realize that they are fulfilling a biblical theme of “threes” that are imbedded with prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. Lest we forget, these are not imperial powers of good and evil. Lest we get our personal nationalistic idealism mixed with our religious conceptions, the quest for world domination is driven by the powers of darkness.
Russian is not the “motherland” of goodness against the domination force of America’s modern western culture of evil. America is not the embodiment of a “nation under God” that is fighting a war of righteous indignation against the Islamic fundamentalist “evil” that is threatening her lust and quest for world domination over the oil resources in the nations around the world.
The only power of goodness and righteousness will be the arrival of the Maschiach of Israel (Messiah of Israel). He will be accepted and recognized only by a “remnant” of the “chosen ones” of Israel who keep all the “commands” of the Torah and the “saints” who have the “faith of Jesus Christ.” For those who seek their pathway of goodness and righteousness fully within the religious systems of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, think again. These are religious systems that are built upon the framework of man’s carefully crafted religious institutionalism that hamper the true freedom of expression and allegiance to One God and His Son, Yahshua (Jesus).
There truly is only one God of the Universe. The biblical pathway spoken about in both the Old Testament (TaNaKh) and the New Testament (Brit Hadassah) extends to the throne of the Almighty One of Israel “through” the Torah observant person of Yahshua haMaschiach (Jesus the Messiah). He was recognized in His day as a disciple of Hillel the Great and carried and lived out in his life the highest standard of righteousness as a Tzadik (righteous person) on this planet earth. He fulfilled the mantle of His authority in His mission to “seek and to save” the “lost tribes of the House of Israel.” In that quest, He opened the flood gates of righteousness and salvation to all mankind, not to the Jews only but also to the “righteous gentile” so that “all men might be saved.”
The battle between the “ram” and the he-goat” is not a battle between goodness and evil. It is a global battle for world domination. The nation of American is not fighting an evil empire for we all are part of an evil empire that is hindering the arrival of imperial forces of goodness that will only come with the Messiah of Israel. The battle of Daniel 8 is an epic struggle between the he-goat with one great horn that represents the western nations’ globalist quest for world domination by the economic global powers of the Golden Internationale comprised of the European Union fronted by the immense aerial power of the United States. The Persian Ram with two great horns supported is the Shi’ite Nation of Iran’s (Persia) quest to establish a Shi’a Islamic Caliphate in their bid for world domination. They are financed by the eastern oriental powers of the Red Internationale of the Communist Leninist-Marxist nations of Russia and China.
If the United States led coalition does engage the Iranian forces in military conflict, the prophetic searcher will have one more literal “key” to lock in this age as truly the prophetic “time of the end.” It has been the diligent investigation of BibleSearchers to determine the interconnections between the prophetic messages were first written in the Hebrew and Chaldean languages in the Book of Daniel. This is especially true in chapter eight as Daniel was personally engaged in watching that epic battle between the Ram with two great horns engaged in conflict with the he-Goat that had one great horn.
The Iranian military strength is a force of considerable power that can inflict significant damage to the Western Coalitions forces in both theatres of war in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea. The American led battle lines are in the Persian Gulf and thereby the focus of this American naval Armada that headed to Iran.
The Iranian military is composed of two great divisions; the Iranian Armed Forces and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Within each branch of the Iranian military are naval forces; the naval branch of the Iranian Armed Forces and the Navy within the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
With the assistance of the Russians and the Chinese, these forces that were depleted at the end of the War between Iran and Iraq in 1988 have now been improved, refitted and updated. The long term strategic intent of military readiness of Iran since the fall of the Shah of Iran, seen as a puppet of the American government, the Mullah led Shi’ite government of the Ayatollahs is focused their defense against the “imperial quest” of America and the western economic forces that dominated their lands for centuries. These forces of domination came initially from the global reach of the British Empire and the later League of Nation’s “British and the French Mandates”.
The aim of both Iranian naval forces is purported for their defense against what their future expectations will be an invasion or attack by the United States. The stated intent by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahadimadijad is to create an Islamic Caliphate Empire, to become a world dominating empire, to “kill all the Jewish people in the Middle East” and “to drive the Jewish people into the sea.” He also sees his prophetic mantle to become a herald of chaos into the world to hasten the coming of the Mahdi and the still future Second Islamic Messiah, Isis ben Miriam (Jesus son of Mary). The Iranian Shi’ite engagement with the western world and especially the British quest for global imperial domination from the 18th to the 20th centuries has imbedded a fervent and implacable resistance to western global domination.
The Iranian Naval defenses, though very small compared to the dominating international naval presence of the United States, it carries with it some unique features; speed, smallness, easy maneuverability and capable of carrying a significant deadly force.
The Nation of Iran has the only Islamic fleet of submarines in the Middle East. These include a fleet of both Iranian and Russian made submarines plus a fleet of Iranian made mini-subs that could be used for suicide bombers. In the event of a missile attack by Iranian military forces, they would be aimed against two main enemies: Israel and the U.S. Naval forces within the Persian Gulf.
The older model diesel Russian attack subs are not necessarily limited to engagement in the Middle Eastern waters of the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Omar and the Arabian Sea. They also have the capacity to ply the international waters of the Atlantic or Pacific and carry the X-55 cruise missiles for deployment against the continental United States.
With the addition of a reported three Kiko-class submarines, the Iranian Navy does have the capacity to launch ballistic missiles while submerged under water. These include the Sunburn anti-ship missile, the French Exocet missile and the potential of a nuclear tipped cruise missile. These subs would be sent out with special assignment and deployed to destroy as many of the U.S. Naval Armada that is heading to their coastline in the Persian Gulf.
The Iranian Navy also included many ROVs (remotely operated vehicles), many surface ships of various sized plus naval airborne units that include helicopter squadrons, anti-ship missiles and minesweepers. Such is the reason for the unique features of this American Naval Armada that is heading towards Iran.
The Iranian forces are also buffered with a large variety of “Patrol Torpedo (PT) boats of effective size to be used against larger warships. It was the Naval Commander Kouchaki in the Fars News Agency (FNA) that reported that:
Iranian Naval Commander Kouchaki – “Joshan [a new Iranian PT boat] enjoys the world’s latest technology, specifically with regard to its military, electrical and electronic systems, frame and chassis, and it has the capabilities required for launching powerful missiles…Similar to Iran’s first PT boat ‘Peykan’, ‘Joshan’ also has a speed of over 45 sea knots which makes it even faster than the same generation of PT boats manufactured by other countries. The vessel is capable of using various missiles and rockets with a range beyond 100 km [62.14 miles], high maneuverability power that helps it to escape torpedoes, and enjoys the most advanced sea shell of the world called ‘Fajr’.”
This specially designed 76mm-caliber hull or shell is with advanced technology that only Iran, the United States and Italy can manufacture gives each boat a logistical advantage with missiles that can hit air targets up to 23 thousand feet in the air.
In addition to the Iranian Patrol Torpedo (PT) boat, the Iranian Navy also hosts the largest hovercraft fleet in the world. They can swiftly carry an attack against a naval armada with catastrophic effects. The Iranian military engagement strategy is to have “swarms of boats” tie up the U.S. Navy long enough to launch its Soviet-era attack submarines that can carry cruise missiles with nuclear warheads. These in turn would be followed by Iranian built mini-subs plus a fleet of “corvettes and missile PT boats that could carry the “Sunburn,” the Chinese “Silkworm” missiles, both of which are swift, accurate, deadly and difficult to intercept. As such the U.S. lead Naval Armada in the Persian Gulf in the minds of the Iranian military strategists would become “floating targets” or “sitting ducks.”
This battle line depicts the proverbial “David and Goliath” imagery now created a hundredfold where the immense battleships are struck with lightning force such as the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen was disabled by a much more primitive water craft. Hundreds of hovercraft and Patrol Torpedo (PT) boats aimed against this American Armada could bring up images of the catastrophe of the Spanish Armada (la Armada Invencible (Invincible Fleet) that sailed under the orders of the Catholic King Philip II of Spain against Protestant England in the undeclared Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1604.
As the Armada was anchored off the coastline of Calais, France in a semi-crescent flotilla, eight pitch and gun powdered filled “fire ships” were sent within the Spanish fleet. The chaos and havoc that resulted scattered the Armada, demoralized the Spanish forces. With the harrying of the British ships, the Armada sailed around Britain and Ireland only to meet the most northernmost recorded hurricane in history of the last “Little Ice Age” This left a large bulk of the Spanish Armada sunk along the western reefs of Ireland.
Through the year 2006, the Iranian military has stepped up its military exercises or “war games.” On April 2006 in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman the Iranian Revolutionary Guard tested the “world’s fastest” anti-ship missile that reportedly hit a top speed of 225 miles per hour. It was designed to attack large submarines with a speed too fast for the subs to evade even if detected on radar or sonar. Also included in the “war games” was a “stealth hybrid flying boat, a radar-evading missile with multiple warheads, a rocket-torpedo and a deadly anti-ship missile that cannot be jammed.” All this was done as the Iranian scientists and scientists reported that they had successfully enriched uranium with Iran now in the International Nuclear Club, whether the world wanted to accept it or not.
On August 19, 2006, the Iranian Navy began testing a “submarine-to-surface” anti-ship missile with the military strategic ability to shut down the Strait of Hormuz and disrupt the passageway that carries 40% of the oil to the rest of the world. This was conducted with a much larger and massive military exercise along the provinces of Sistan and Baluchistan provinces that border on the Gulf of Oman, Pakistan and the NATO controlled garrisons in Afghanistan to the east. These exercises will remain in progress throughout September and possibly into October as the U.S. led Naval Armada heads to Iran.
This latter war game, still in progress, is being held in 14 of Iran’s 30 provinces that include some of the most volatile regions in the world. They are the “Anglo-American occupied Iraq, the Persian Gulf, the Caucasus (Armenia and the Republic of Azarbaijan), the Caspian Sea, Turkey, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan.
According to an article published on the Centre for the Research of Globalism by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya titled, “Iranian War Games: Exercises, Tests, and Drills or Preparation and Mobilization for War?” Brigadier-General Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani, the deputy commander of the Iranian Army or Land Branch of the Regular Forces, stated:
Iranian Brigadier-General Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani – “’The war games will take place in the provinces of West Azarbaijan, East Azarbaijan, the Khorasans, Kurdistan, and the province of Sistan and Baluchestan’—all of these are Iranian border provinces that would be frontlines in any possible war between Iran and the United States and have been experiencing disturbing episodes of terrorist attacks, kidnappings, violence, and recent instability—which Iran has held both the United States, Britain, and Israel responsible for.
The Iranian government and people, according to national sources, have been watching with caution and concern as they observe “hostile American-led forces” that are settling up bases and regional sympathetic governments that are encircling the Nation of Iran. These include American bases in the primary territories of Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the auspiciousness of preventing increased smuggling and narcotic travel, the Iranian forces are posing as though their borders have been increasingly secured. These military maneuvers are depicted as internal security maneuvers, but they are actually testing military mobilization maneuvers as their concern rises for the expected attack by the American coalition. The fate of the Iranian Nuclear Energy Program is reaching a critical mass point for a show-down against the American led Bush administration and the European Union of Germany, Britain, France and Italy. The fate of the entire region, according to the Iranians, is tied to each other: Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, the Persian Gulf, plus the direction of the strategic balance in the Caucasus in Central Asia.
Yet the fate of the Iranians is not tied to their nuclear plants but how they feel they share their future with Israel. In a world where the destiny of a nation is tied to the annihilation of a neighboring nation, the fate of the entire region and the entire world will be affected.
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“The March to War – Naval build-up in the Persian Gulf and the Eastern Mediterranean” by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
“Beating the Drums of War. US Troop Build-up: Army & Marines authorize "Involuntary Conscription" - The Timing of U.S. Troop Build-up: Iran and the Broader Middle East by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya.
“Iranian War Games: Exercises, Tests, and Drills or Preparation and Mobilization for War?” by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Copy of the “Downing Street Memo (DSM)” published by The Times (U.K.) in May, 2005
Message from BibleSearchers
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