THE COMING MIDDLE EAST ‘PEACE’?
If you have been delaying fleeing from the Daughter of Babylon/America because Israel has not yet signed a peace agreement, you might be interested in what is shaping up in the Middle East. Believe it or not, the most important Muslim nation in the world is making peace overtures to Israel. Say what?
On August 3, 2014 Saudi Arabian King Abdullah called Israel’s actions in Gaza “war crimes against humanity”.
However, on August 21st Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Al Saud told a world assembly of Islamic scholars that it was time for the Islamic world to recognize Israel and denounce their hatred of the Jewish nation. Read that sentence again.
What’s going on?
The answer is undoubtedly provided by King Abdullah’s August 30th warning. “If we ignore them (radical Islamists), I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month.” The King said that “lack of rapid action” would be “unacceptable”. Incredibly, he said that “terrorism at this time is an evil force that must be fought with wisdom and speed”. What we are witnessing is a seismic shift of political and religious alliances and interests in the Middle East. What caused King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Al Saud to suddenly show interest in peaceful accommodation with Israel? Before we answer that question, it’s critical to understand Saudi Arabia’s Jihadist background.
Saudi Arabia – the Mother of Wahabism
Saudi Arabia is the original home of the most radical of the world’s Jihadists, followers of Wahabism. Wahabism was founded by Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al Wahab (1703-1792), who strongly advocated that Islam return to the practices of violence and strict adherence to Muhammad’s teachings. Today’s Saudi Arabia was founded on an 18th-century alliance between the Wahhabi religious movement and the House of Saud. A formal agreement was made which allowed the Saud family to run the government and handle political matters and the Wahabists to be responsible for religious matters.
Ibn Saud turned his Wahabi Bedouin tribesmen into a violent and bloodthirsty army. They burned and beheaded thousands, as Saud consolidated control of the Arabian Peninsula. In 1932 Saud named himself King of a new nation he modestly named Saudi Arabia. Saud’s Wahabi followers had no tolerance for 20th century advancements, or for non-Muslims living in Arabia. Forcing their Wahabist principles on others, they killed as many as half a million people.
Saud has been succeeded by several descendants over time who invested their growing treasure of billions of petrodollars in palaces, Rolls Royces, Boeing 747s and lavish trips abroad, sharing generously with their own family members, but sparingly with the citizens of Saudi Arabia. The House of Saud also used its billions to arm itself against its own citizens, and to pay for military ventures against Israel by fellow Muslim nations. Strict Wahabists have objected to the presence of American military units on Saudi soil, but the House of Saud assuaged them by paying for madrassas, which are schools that indoctrinate students with radical Wahabist doctrines, teaching their students that Jews, Christians and Americans are to be hated and killed. One of Osama bin Laden’s objections to America was its presence on the Saudi Arabian peninsula. Wahabism is the dominant form of Islam found in Saudi Arabia and Qatar and is also popular in Egypt, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Wahabists control the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina, giving Wahabists great influence in the Muslim world. More important are the extensive oil fields of Saudi Arabia which have been used to fund the promotion of Islam’s most radical sect across the world. More than 1,500 mosques across the globe were built from Saudi petro funds over the last 50 years.
The House of Saud has funded an estimated “90% of the expenses of the entire faith,” throughout the Muslim world, according to journalist Dawood al-Shirian. The Saud family lavished funds on journalists and academics who followed Wahabism. The financial power of Saudi Wahhabism has overwhelmed less strict interpretations of Islam. As a result, Wahabism is viewed by Muslims worldwide as the “gold standard” of Islam.
All of this is more than just historically interesting. It explains why the 9/11 terrorists came from the Wahabist nation of Saudi Arabia; it explains why Osama bin Laden came from Saudi Arabia; and it explains how radical Muslim Jihadists have been successful in the spread of their radical philosophy to other Muslims, using the petrodollars we spend at our local gas stations. So, what do the Wahabists say their intentions are for the world?
There are two predominant Wahabist beliefs:
Phase I – The absolute destruction of the heathen world.
Phase II – Muslims will inherit the earth and everything in it.
Why is Saudi Arabia Proposing Peace with Israel?
Imagine that you had a really dysfunctional family in which your several sons were all taught to be violent and to steal from and abuse others. Over time, after the boys left home, you supplied their financial needs, sending them hundreds of thousands of dollars to support their violent lifestyles. Everything moved along nicely, until, that is, one of your sons decides that he should not only be the head of family, but he should also take his violence to a new level, beheading and crucifying those who don’t follow him. His hyper level of violence attracts thousands, then tens of thousands of followers, including some from right next door to your house. You never got along with your County Sheriff, even teaching your sons and others to hate him and maybe someday kill him. However, now that your terrorist son is sounding more and more like he will kill you and replace you as head of the family, the County Sheriff is beginning to look like someone you’d better make up with, and even ask him for his help when things get dicey.
The comparison obviously is not exact, but the point is that Saudi Arabia’s political leaders have obviously made a conscious decision to try and keep their heads on their bodies while retaining their thrones. America has been the Saudi royal family’s primary source of protection and defense for decades. But….now? Would you count on America to protect you after all that it has done to undermine US-friendly administrations in Egypt and Libya and Iraq and….you get the idea. The political arm of Saudi Arabia, headed by the King, has now signaled to Israel that the Muslim nation can co-exist with Israel, as long as Israel agrees to protect Saudi Arabia with its arsenal of weaponry, which it has proven repeatedly that it knows how to use. What will happen in the Madrassas schools which today teach that Israel is to be hated and ultimately destroyed? Time will tell.
Will Israel Make Peace?
Would Israel make such a peace agreement with the leading Muslim nation in the world? Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu three days ago said that “there is a realignment of forces in the Middle East….based on the common concern with the dangers posed by radical Islamic terrorists who are sweeping the region….and many understand that this is a danger to them….and many certainly begin to view Israel less than the full, or an enemy than a potential ally in this common battle.” Netanyahu then made it clear by saying that “an enemy who says, ‘I want to put down, I want to end hostilities, I want to take a new beginning, make a new start, give a new future for our children and our grandchildren’ – well, that’s somebody that we can make peace with. And I hope that we’ll achieve this.”
Wars generally end with peace agreements in some form or other. Israel’s war with Gaza has caused Hamas to be rejected by Saudi Arabia and much of the Muslim world. Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and others are looking on with horror as the Islamic State inflames the world with its videos of beheadings, performed by people who threaten to eventually conquer them. All of the elements are there for an Israeli peace agreement with most of its Muslim enemies. The US will probably have very little to do, if anything, with the final agreement. We’ve burnt too many bridges over the last few years to expect to be trusted. Kings and Prime Ministers who don’t want to lose their power or their nations can be expected to agree to a peaceful solution, except for the Islamic State issue. The Islamic State will have to dealt with, but at this point in time it’s unclear how that will occur.
Peace, Then Betrayal
In conclusion, the Bible says (Ezekiel 38:8) that one day Israel will be at “restored from war”, its people dwelling securely. That level of peace, of course, will require a peace agreement. Watch the news over the next few months. Who would have thought that the King of the world’s leading Muslim nation would ever speak kindly of Israel? Well, it’s happened. Peace may not be too far behind.
But, before you sigh, saying peace in the Middle East will be great, read Ezekiel 38-39. Once Israel is at peace, dwelling securely, Gog of Magog (Russia), Persia (Iran) and other nations (now Muslim) will invade Israel to destroy it. Will some Muslim nations break the peace agreement? How long will it be after the peace agreement before the invasion of Israel? We’ll find out. But, the major point of concern is that when the Ezekiel invasion takes place, the Daughter of Babylon/America will betray Israel, refuse to come to its military support….and be destroyed because of its “treachery” against Israel. For more details, read THE END OF AMERICA.