EDITORS NOTE: I know this is a long read, but it is a must read if you are to really understand what is going on in the Middle East. It is packed with crucial details you won’t find anywhere else. Otherwise it wouldn’t be posted here if I didn’t think it was of great benefit to you.
By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
Americans. I Gave them a video on the burning of a pilot by ISIS and literally millions flocked to my blog to watch it and a thousand commented “destroy ISIS”. But when you tell Americans how to defeat ISIS, so few even will read it, guaranteed. This says something about folks who love to only talk too much but read an article unless its a thousand words of less. To explain the problem and the solution at times takes a full day of surgical procedures.
Now you might ask: defeating ISIS By Using The Bible And Without Firing A Single Bullet?
Hard to imagine?
It’s easy if you try Dick.
Here, I will explain it all so that even a dumb American will get it and the ‘smart’ American whom I divide into two camps, one that will always remain as dumb as a door nail while they make believe that they are smart, the other that is smart and uses old fashioned wisdom but that the dumb others in charge continually ignores.
Americans should have learned that when it comes to Arabs, that the Jordanian pilot had to become the sacrificial burnt offering that backfired on ISIS and this has galvanized (temporarily) and finally unified the Arab members of the coalition. Such tragedy of sacrifice and revenge is just the way the Middle East will always be until Kingdom comes.
This sad and ugly scenario made the calculus change last week as Jordan redoubled its involvement in the anti-ISIS coalition that the U.S. forged late last year.
Now many are wondering, what’s next? And will other Arab nations step up as well? And what are the current and long-term future problems if and when ISIS is defeated, what other, even bigger issues should we also consider in this coming Armageddon? And is defeating ISIS completely, without considering other tyrannical players is even a good idea at this point? Is a complete end of ISIS the best scenario? Will we learn lessons from history, even recent history that completely ending Saddam Hussein was a bad idea, that killing Saddam brought in Islamists, both Sunni and Shiite Iran into the mix? The Bible, including history are our best lessons on how not just to defeat ISIS, but this whole Islamic revolution, to put an end to it once and for all. Hernán Cortés arrived at the port in Veracruz and conquered the Aztec empire with 500 conquistadores by pinning Aztec on Aztec. And I ask, where are the Aztecs today? Did we simply reform their stupid religion, or did we wipe it off completely to be in the dust bin of savage history?
And what if we completely wipe off ISIS? Even if you completely wipe out ISIS, would this mean that Muslims will stop their Caliphate dream? Hardly. So why not have the Middle East balance itself out on its own, while we tune in Fox or CNN (whichever you prefer) and watch it all happen while the U.S. logistically aids non-Islamists far far away from home. Will the ‘smart’ Americans listen? Probably not, since what we have are dumb Americans like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Kerry who think they are being so smart. But these dummies are not the problem. The problem is that smart Americans are simply too lazy in their activism. Americans can learn a thing or two from the Middle East, in that if they make a sound loud enough, the nation will finally listen. Just look at Egypt. Level headed Egyptians have finally woke up and wanted more to keep their western acquired civilization, while they gave lip service to Islam and through brute force, they ousted tyranny, yet America is still insisting to throw great Egypt under the bus. This is the sad dilemma we have.
It would probably take me or someone like Walid Phares five minutes to film an interview with McCain, Graham or Kerry, to test them on their knowledge on Islam, the Sunni Shiite divide, or the Sufi so-called peaceful Muslims, and you will see the sweat oozing on their foreheads and collar. This is exactly what I did to James Woolsey the x-CIA director to only find out how dumb on Islam he really was. He had thought that Hisham Qabbani, a leading Sufi Muslim, is the prime example of peaceful Islam, not knowing that the man wrote a book (in Arabic of course) on how to end Christian civilization altogether.
Now that we “made the Mubarak regime nervous” via the Arab Spring, tell us, are we better off? One quarter of a million killed as result of the Arab Spring and we keep parroting that we want to stop the bloodshed? And were the Americans clapping in that scene not just as dumb as the speaker? The problem is not just Islam, but also the American dummies, both Republican and Democrat.
THE PROBLEM WITH AMERICA DEFEATING ISIS
We saw how it was difficult to liberate a town like Kobane from ISIS fighters and how ISIS threatened the security of the Kurdistan region which had been fortified for two decades. ISIS continues to occupy two big Iraqi cites – Mosul and Kirkuk – and all Iraqi, American and Iranian attempts have failed to liberate them. With all these givens, we cannot underestimate the threat of ISIS and categorize its acts as mere separate terrorist operations as, on the contrary, it’s capable of invading, dominating, settling and expanding. ISIS’ hideous manner of murdering the Jordanian pilot aimed to intimidate the Jordanians and others. The video of his murder has been viewed just enough to instill fear and deliver the message that the arrival of the organization’s fighters alone is enough to terrify civilians – just like what happened in the Iraqi cities they attacked and quickly seized.
The other problem also was U.S. policy has been directed to enabling the Free Syrian Army to conquer Damascus and oust Bashar Al-Assad which seems to be a huge mistake from the beginning. Fact is, and we have always maintained, that the distance between the “moderates” and “the extremists” from our war experience in the armed oppositions always showed that both are radical and fundamentalist not far from the ISIS Islamist doctrine. No matter how “moderate”, they usually get infiltrated, divided and conquered by the radicals. The problem with western thinking is that while it wants to prevent bloodshed, bloodshed is inevitable and if there is an ounce of wisdom, the West should leave Bashar Al-Assad and work on the old western strategy of “divide and conquer” by pinning these groups against each other. The West, still yet, hasn’t learned that we may have not reached this complicated and dangerous phase in which terrorist organizations have emerged to become the biggest threat confronting the world had it not been for U.S. focusing on removing nationalistic leaders versus going against Islamists which the FSA is. The U.S. repeats the same errors in Iraq, Afghanistan and during the Arab Spring which initially aimed to establish freedom and democracy and as it turned out we were right from the beginning, the results are dismal and even goes against what is preached daily by so-called ‘smart’ political talking heads from both spheres, Democrats and Republicans.
The way to deal with the Arab mindset is to bring in other Arabs who understand it. Hernán Cortés arrived at the port in Veracruz and conquered the Aztec empire with 500 conquistadores by pinning Aztec on Aztec.
Take Jordan’s strategy for example. Jordan breaks down the Islamist threat as an American would view La-Victoria’s chunky salsa: you have mild, hot and extra hot.
So let’s start with Operation Victoria (victory) over ISIS.
I learned from God a valuable lesson “I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother.” (Ezekiel 38:21).
God says: “I will summon a sword against Gog” and then declares that “every man’s sword will be against his brother”. And if God uses the tactic of “divide and conquer” why shouldn’t His subjects use the same?
While Obama is releasing the hottest terrorists in exchange for traitors like Bergdahl, Jordan releases terrorists only for a tactical warfare to divide and conquer and cause confusion amongst the enemy which is an effective psychological tool in the warfare between good and evil. Jordan released Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, an influential jihadi cleric who was an icon to ISIS Jihadists worldwide. Al-Maqdisi who is now viewed as a collaborator for Jordan, became a fierce critic of ISIS in the wake of outrage over the group’s brutal killing of the air force pilot who was captured while bombing targets in Syria.
While Reuters said that his release triggers immediate speculation that the intention is to encourage him to speak out against Isis, fact is, from a Middle Eastern perspective, its a brilliant move. Al-Maqdisi who was held in Jordan was used to negotiate the release of Muath Al-Kassasbeh, the POW pilot and has revealed that ISIS was lying to him during the communications with their leaders and then condemned ISIS as a brutal organization after burning the POW. Monitoring ISIS reactions on Twitter shows that operatives are concluding that an ISIS diehard, a major religious Jihadi figure who was one of the founding fathers of ISIS condemning them made him an agent and a sell-out. A traitor of this calliber would mean that their own immediate leaders could not be trusted either. This effects the moral of ISIS’s rank and file who would rather die than betray the cause is likely to turn on his superiors, the very head of the snake.
Maqdisi is a major figure. He acted as the spiritual guide to the Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the former leader of al-Qaida in Iraq – the forerunner of ISIS – but the weakness of leaders versus rank and file is that the second is willing to die for the cause while the first is a coward who simply wants others to die. When Maqdisi realized there are punishments from local governments like the hanging noose, he disowned the Al-Qaeda branch soon to be ISIS for targeting civilians indiscriminately in the Amman hotel bombings which killed 57 people in 2005, dubbed Jordan’s 9/11.
A litany of accusations stems from ISIS leadership accusing Maqdisi of lying. The West can use to their advantage that allowing lying in Islam creates a conspiratorial mindset and is why the Middle East is plagued with conspiracy theories. To the Jordanian king who learned from his British training as his father King Hussein did: to divide and conquer would ensure the king’s longevity and that one can have the enemy spread more conspiracy theories which is to our advantage. After all, as Islam teaches, “war is trickery” and when it comes to capturing leaders, they will always spill the beans and betray. If in doubt just study KSM, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad.
Such leaders, when released can bring in multitudes of terrorists into one place to only have them killed with a single airstrike by coalition forces. In 2 Kings 10:18-27, Jehu, a king of Israel, decided to get rid of the religion of Baalism in Israel which is similar in getting rid of Islamism in the case of ISIS. He invited the prophets of Baal to a special “sacrifice” where the Baal worshipers are all in one spot:
So invite his prophets and priests, and be sure everyone who worships him is there. Anyone who doesn’t come will be killed.
But this was a trick—Jehu was really planning to kill the worshipers of Baal. 20 He said, “Announce a day of worship for Baal!” After the day had been announced, 21 Jehu sent an invitation to everyone in Israel. All the worshipers of Baal came, and the temple was filled from one end to the other. 22 Jehu told the official in charge of the sacred robes to make sure that everyone had a robe to wear.
23 Jehu and Jehonadab went into the temple, and Jehu said to the crowd, “Look around and make sure that only the worshipers of Baal are here. No one who worships the Lord is allowed in.” 24 Then they began to offer sacrifices to Baal.
Earlier, Jehu had ordered eighty soldiers to wait outside the temple. He had warned them, “I will get all these worshipers here, and if any of you let even one of them escape, you will be killed instead!”
25 As soon as Jehu finished offering the sacrifice, he told the guards and soldiers, “Come in and kill them! Don’t let anyone escape.” They slaughtered everyone in the crowd and threw the bodies outside. Then they went back into the temple 26 and carried out the image of Baal. They burned it 27 and broke it into pieces, then they completely destroyed Baal’s temple. And since that time, it’s been nothing but a public toilet.
28 That’s how Jehu stopped the worship of Baal in Israel. (2 Kings 10:20-27)
The divide between the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS is key to defeat both. So far, ISIS desires to use the Muslim scholar community which ISIS lacks its approval and is in the hands of none other than one key Muslim religious leader Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi.
With this divide, there is a war of fatwas and some serious cyber rattling back and forth between the Muslim Brotherhood on the one hand and the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) on the other hand. The fatwa wars erupted after Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, president of the World Federation of Muslim Scholars, which ISIS needs to gain worldwide support from, yet the spiritual father of the Muslim Brotherhood, denounced the legitimacy for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as Caliph of the Muslim world. In turn ISIS denounced the Muslim Brotherhood and in addition Hamas as “apostates” and “followers of witchcraft theology”. Currently even Hamas is cracking down on ISIS supporters in Gaza which we should help to increase by pitting them on each other or even just leave them alone and eventually they will collide.
The fatwa wars erupted when Qaradawi reiterated his call that announcing a Caliphate is under the authority of the Union of Muslim Scholars which it only represented the decision making in the Muslim world. The Quran clearly says that Muslims need to obey “Allah, his messenger and the people of authority” (Q4:59). Qaradawi said: “The announcement for a Caliphate is not an entitlement to any faction because this function in every Muslim nation is entitled only to the scholars to indicate the legitimate government in such matters.”
Defeating ISIS completely would mean the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood and by extension Turkey will arise. And if one thinks that ISIS is a problem, just imagine the second largest army in NATO (Turkey) with a Caliph which if happens will be as a result of American failure.
The Caliphate wars will not be over with ISIS, but this is only the beginning. Qaradawi after all stated: “We are all dreaming of an Islamic caliphate on a platform of prophecy and hope from the bottom of our hearts that will be held today before tomorrow, but Islam taught us, and the school of life has taught us: that such a major project needs hard and long thinking and heavy preparation.”
The latest statements by the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Yusuf al-Qaradawi, was that the “Islamic Caliphate” for the whole world is Istanbul Turkey, claiming that “Istanbul is the capital for the Islamic Arab world and the West,” calling on the Turkish people to support Recep Tayyip Erdogan, “because God and Gabriel and Muhammad support Erdogan and the angels after that will be revealed.”
Those opinions raised an eyebrow from even ISIS when its chief ideologue, Shanqiti denounced the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas governments as apostates, and mocked Qaradawi’s fatwa which according to him goes along the principle of “the rule of the people,” saying that the Muslim Brotherhood:
“seeks to support the religion in terms of the Social Contract theory and is resorting to the ordinances and other exaggerations from the trash bin of ideas. Whoever does this is someone who claims to support the religion while they practice witchcraft.”
Shanqeeti said in his response to Qaradawi that the Muslim Brotherhood is harming the Muslim world:
“The Brotherhood by this deed damaged the Muslim world more than benefiting it and they delay the return of the Caliphate for decades by wasting tremendous financial and human resources running behind a mirage telling their followers that “God is their goal, and that the Prophet is their example and that Islam is their destiny?!””
Shanqeeti mocked Qaradawi’s fatwa saying:
“O Sheikh; The caliph is our Prince of the Mujahidin, Sheikh Ibrahim Awad al-Badri [Al-Baghdadi], who needs not your advice and has been given allegiance from battle hardened warriors who has gone through battles, trials and tribulations; your despicable fatwah will not hurt them”.
He pointed out that the Muslim Brotherhood is only interested in power and making peace treaties with Israel as is with Turkey:
“as soon as they [The Muslim Brotherhood] came to power until things turned against them, their destination and their example went alongside the atheists and secularists with lubricity for America and appeasement for Israel, and we saw the same thing in Turkey and Gaza and Egypt during the reign of the ‘apostate Juggernaut Mohamed Morsi,’”
Therefore, the White House should invite Qaradawi and have a few drinks in his presence and it will be the beginning of the end for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Shoebat.com has predicted that an escalation in Caliphate mania will arise. In this case we have the foxes on one hand (Muslim Brotherhood) and the bullies on the other (ISIS). If you leave that divide untapped the foxes (Muslim Brotherhood) will win the minds of the Muslim masses and a Caliphate will be established in Turkey. That is a much worse scenario. Tap into this divide, and you will keep both in check in an endless civil unrest and as we say in the Middle East, let the clay shatter clay.
THE PROBLEM WITH “AIR STRIKES”
No one can deny that Air strikes are gaining results. Mohammed al-Momani, Jordan’s minister of media affairs, said Sunday on “Face The Nation” that his country’s recent air strikes have destroyed 20 percent of known ISIS targets in only three days.
“Jordan has been a driving force to bring Arab nations and Muslim nations to this coalition and we said right from the beginning that it is our war — we strongly believe in that,” al-Momani said.
But a better strategy is that instead of these airstrikes which ISIS learned how to dodge and have adapted to strikes, even learning to anticipate them. It is better to use tactical airstrikes by Arab nations who through proper inside intelligence in which ISIS’s gatherings are monitored by Arabic speaking spies. This will not only increase the kills, but saves money and will cause confusion and mistrust within the enemy ranks as ISIS will be in disarray in explaining the leaks. The U.S.-led coalition for example killed roughly 30 Islamic State group militants with just one airstrike on the group’s Syrian headquarters of Raqqa this Friday alone. That was one of the heaviest single blows since President Barack Obama announced last year that the coalition’s air campaign would expand from Iraq into Syria. Before Friday, strikes over Raqqa had become sporadic and, sometimes, even ceased completely for weeks, making up only 3 percent of total coalition strikes since December, according to data compiled from daily coalition press releases.
The tapering off of airstrikes in Raqqa indicates that fighting the extremist group from the air alone is becoming more difficult, and calls into question whether it can be defeated without ground troops.
That pace slowed down over the months, and of the 466 airstrikes in Syria since December, only 30 were near Raqqa. The coalition is running out of appropriate targets and militants have adapted to strikes, even learning to anticipate them. Raqqa highlights the challenges of the air campaign in Syria designed, in Obama’s words, to “degrade and destroy” ISIS.
“Raqqa is still populated. There’s some concern on the part of the coalition that hitting civilians is not a good idea,” said Dr. Ivan Eland, author of the “The Failure of Counterinsurgency: Why Hearts and Minds Are Seldom Won.” “You do run out of targets, because this is an army rather than a terrorist group, but they’re still a primitive army and run and hide among civilians.”
The coalition’s Joint Task Force selects and approves each target using satellite data, information from drones and intelligence from coalition members to ensure that the “strike minimizes the potential for civilian casualties and damage to non-combatant infrastructure,” a spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve said. The process also adheres, he said, to international laws that prohibit “striking religious, cultural, historical institutions and medical facilities, among various other structures and civilian meeting places.”
“If you’re fighting from the air, you’re losing because you’re creating new terrorists,” said Eland. “You create more terrorists in response to the strikes. Even though the civilian casualties are by accident, the people are going to hold it against you. The best thing would be to have good local ground forces.”
ISIS has been preparing for airstrikes since the coalition first targeted Raqqa. Militants moved their wives and children to safer suburban areas, avoided going out during the day and blacked out the windows of their vehicles. Elsewhere in Syria, the militants have been removing the ISIS flag from buildings and moving certain operations underground.
“These are primitive people, and the more primitive the enemy, the less the airstrikes are going to do against them. Even if they’re primitive technologically they can be very sophisticated in figuring out how to foil the airstrikes,” Eland said. “I knew these people were going to go underground and then you run out of targets. Then what do you do? Either you start hitting questionable targets or you have to find a ground force.”
Eland is correct.
The chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Michael McCaul, said on CBS’s Face the Nation that U.S.-led airstrikes have been limited and are aimed only at containing, not destroying, the ISIS group, which he said poses a security threat to the U.S. homeland.
“We have 50,000 ISIS [fighters] strong and growing. There are about 15,000 to 20,000 foreign fighters, 5,000 with Western passports. We’ve had hundreds of Americans that have traveled and fight in the region and some of those have returned. So, we’re talking about barbarians at the gate. We need to keep them out of the gate and we need to monitor those who’ve gotten through the gate. This is a serious homeland security issue,” said McCaul.
SO NOW THEY PREPARE FOR “BOOTS ON THE GROUND”
When I monitor the communications of ISIS what I find is that ISIS can’t wait till Americans send boots on the ground. It has all to do with the Muslim mindset in which this will unite Muslims worldwide. We should always look at the opposite desires of the enemy and do exactly that. There is no need to send American boots on the ground. Why should American blood be spilt to rid the Arab world from a problem they created which stems from Mecca and Saudi Wahhabism? ISIS are Wahhabists and let other Wahhabists solve their own problem. Let clay shatter clay.
Retired Marine General John Allen said there will be a major Iraqi-led ground offensive in coming weeks.
Allen added that members of the coalition, including advisers from Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, France and Italy, are training Iraqi troops in four camps in preparation for the counter-offensive. He said when the Iraqis go on the offensive, they will be backed by major coalition firepower.
Thats fine too.
The Dabiq Prophecy
But the key to unlock everything ISIS wants is hidden deep in a Turkish vault which we will reveal in one word: Dabiq.
Us, the x-Muslim Christians who are the collaborators with the western crusaders perhaps can explain a thing or two for you from what we know; Dabiq is what ISIS is all about, preparing the way for their version of Armageddon which says that the Romans (westerners) will come in to Syria, it is then that Islam will triamph. We therefore have two choices, defeat them and crush their faith, that Allah was lying this whole time or never go there and Allah is still lying making it is a false prophecy.
Either or, western forces on the ground is a terrible idea from the perspective that Americans will cry to bring the troops back at the first onslaught of beheading American POWs.
Dabiq to ISIS and Turkey is not only a prophecy, but a repeated prophecy which is the focus of the megalomaniac of Turkey, Erdogan, who is set on reviving his Ottoman dream and wants a repeat of Dabiq which Arabic sources tell us:
“The use of Dabiq by ISIS is symbolic of the major historical event at Dabiq, it is the name of the battle the [Turkish] Ottomans won which paved the way for their occupation of Iraq and the Levant for more than four centuries, as well as being the springboard for the Islamic armies to fight the Rum (Romans) in their quest for world domination.”
The Battle of Marj Dābiq (Arabic: مرج دابق) as we all learned as children was the most decisive military clash in Middle Eastern history (1516 AD) near the town of Dabiq, 44 km north of Aleppo, Syria between the Ottoman Empire and the Mamluk Sultanate.
The mention of Dabiq to ISIS and Turkey reveals more than just history, but also eschatology of invading Egypt for a grand future victory for Erdogan’s ultimate dream to revive the sick man of Europe. The U.S current relations with Egypt has been dismal lately and Assisi is left to go with the Russians does not help American foreign policy. Dabiq is reverting back the clock to when Sultan Selim I (King of the North) which Erdogan believes he is Selim’s reincarnation if you will, when the Ottomans had just pushed back and vanquished the Safavid Persians (The biblical Bear) at the Battle of Chaldiran in 1514—and turned their full might against the Mamluks, who ruled in Syria and Egypt (The biblical kingdom of the south) to complete the Ottoman conquest of the Middle East.
Many fail to connect the dots; the rich and wealthy layers and multiple fulfillments to the wisest of all prophets whom even Christ complimented: Daniel. Christ even addresses Antichrist on the day of his doom when the most powerful nations on earth defeats him:
“You think that you are wiser than Daniel and that no secret can be hidden from you.” (Ezekiel 28:3)
Daniel’s layers foretold it; the battle ended ultimately in the victory of the King of the North, the Ottoman Selim I over Egypt’s King of the South and the conquest of most of the Middle East by the Ottoman Empire was fulfilled which was the end of the Mamluk Sultanate. The Ottoman Empire’s victory in this battle gave it control of the entire region of Syria and later into Egypt, Erdogan’s ultimate dream which is why he supports the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.
Dabiq is key to unlocking Daniel when on May 18, 1516 when Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri, started from Cairo, Egypt with 20,000 knights to later be killed. Egypt’s future will mimic this historic and eschatological event and will parallel the Turks’s invasion of Egypt. After the death of the Mamluk Sultan, the new Sultan, Tuman Bay (King of the South) who finally, at the doorstep of Cairo, faced Selim I who defeated Tuman Bay and hung him at the gate of Cairo.
Dabiq is the whole story and is why ISIS calls its magazine Dabiq dedicating it to the Ottoman victory at Dabiq, their newly TV station is also called Dabiq dedicating that as well to the Ottoman victory at Dabiq. Even its Ottoman insignia on their flag (the insignia of Muhammad’s ring) comes from the Turkish Topkapi museum; everything goes back to Dabiq.
Dabiq is why Turkey hates Egypt and is why Erdogan hates Assisi of Egypt. Dabiq is why Turkey intended to invade Syria last year just as it did in its glory days during Selim I. The top secret operation was uncovered when a secret recording leaked of the highest officials discussing the plan to launch a military aggression on Syria by using ISIS to blow up the tomb of Suleiman Shah who was the grandfather of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire who was buried in Aleppo near Dabiq. The launched invasion resulted on aggression against the Armenian city of Kessab in which 80 Armenians were massacred as a result.
Dabiq is why Erdogan sees himself as Selim I and is why he publicly read an Islamic poem that includes the lines, “the mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets, and the faithful our soldiers” and is why Erdoğan has used public funds to build more than 17,000 mosques while announcing plans to create a super-mosque overlooking Istanbul to celebrate the 560th anniversary of Istanbul’s conquest by the Ottomans. Erdoğan broke ground on a third Bosphorus Bridge linking the Asian and European sides of the city, naming it after the controversial conquering Sultan Selim I the conqueror of Dabiq.
The western mind doesn’t get it, that in the Muslim mind, the needle is stuck on the record in which the Christian crusader (General Allenby) took Jerusalem and the Christians finally brought an end to the Muslim Ottoman Caliphate in 1924. The song continues from there and the record will continue to play as soon as the electric surge is back until the needle comes to a screeching halt when Christ comes.
Dabiq is in the Hadith ISIS always recites:
“The Final Hour (of history) will not be established until the Romans land at either al-A’maq or at Dabiq (two places along the current Syria/ Turkey border). Then an army from al-Madinah of the best people on the earth at that time will leave for them.”
And this is why they want to draw the western (Roman) coalition into Dabiq (Syria). Dabiq proves their prophecy which they want to be the sacrificial lambs that ushers Turkey and the Ottomans who want a repeat of Dabiq and is why Turkey opened their nation to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in which Qaradawi announced the establishement of the Caliphate will be in Istanbul as well as open their borders to ISIS entering daily to fight Bashar in Syria.
The “Hour of Resurrection” in the view of ISIS and the Ottomans cannot come until the ‘Romans’ (Christian Westerners) land forces in Dabiq, an area near Aleppo in northwestern Syria. According to Muslim eschatology as recounted in Dabiq, this sets up the great battle, or “Final Confrontation” of what they term “Al-Malhama Al-Kubra” (meaning The Great Battle) in which Muslim forces will triumph in the end against the Romans (Europeans and Americans).
Dabiq is why Turkey supports ISIS in order to revive their neo-Ottoman dream and heal that old mortal wound to revive the sick/dead man of Europe.
For the West to play the game of Dabiq would mean that we fell into the trap. Both ISIS and Turkey would love to see the U.S. send western ground troops to make their plea to the Muslim world to flock to the Caliphate. Preventing this is key to defeating their plans.
YOU CAN’T WIN WITHOUT ADVANCING YOUR OWN FAITH
America should learn from the Bible on how to win. Western civilization did not happen without fights. From the inception of Israel to Christian civilization, our very existence could have never been possible without wars and struggles. Historically, all these wars never existed in a vacuum without a religious dynamo that made us fight for a cause worth dying for. Unfortunately, the United States has given up on focusing our minds and hearts that it is on God on whom we trust. We simply etch this on coins as we have become worshippers of mammon. But it is not too late, in catastrophes, repentance could happen over night and if we insist on doing nothing, ISIS which has its benefits, God using ISIS will bring us to such repentance sooner or later. For if God even uses the manure to make sweet fruit, he will use even the evils of tyrannies to His own glory. While the Crucifixion appeared as a loss, it was indeed a victory.
Islam as John the Revelator described, looks like a lamb, has two horns (two divided power pegs, Sunni and Shiite) but speaks like a dragon (Revelation 13:11) which John predicted will revive the first beast (seventh kingdom/Ottoman) whose “deadly wound was healed” (Revelation 13:12).
What we see is this Islamic revival.
But even if my interpretation is wrong, the verse still applies to all evil tyrannies that come claiming to bring a peaceful utopia while it consumes like a dragon.
Whoever thinks that the Bible is passé needs to examine themselves. Islam wants to appear as a lamb where Muslims always try to polish it, westerners try to accept a polished version of it while Islam is what it is, a scorpion in which the Muslim stings and inserts the very heresy the Catholic fought militarily against for centuries way before Protestantism, that is of what Paul warned, the Arian heresy calling Christians to deny Father and Son and to kill who refuse to bow to their image: the Black Stone in Mecca (see Acts 19:35).
They robbed from the Catholic true theological concepts from martyrdom to militarism, twist it for aggression instead of defense and while they denounce paganism as the Catholic denounced the Aztecs they reverse all this theology to attack the Christian and the Jew. There are no combinations of tricks that the devil does not use. America should allow its Christian institutions to do what they do best and challenge Islamic doctrine head on.
In the end, even Islam teaches that the West will be victorious:
You should know that prior to this great battle between the Christian and the Muslim, the Christian will gain booty when they take all the lands of the Muslims.
The followers of satan who understands the scoop way more than humans, even knows that the Christians will be victorious in which the Muslim prophecy teacher springboards that the victory is not yet, but way into the end. The Muslim is set up not only for defeat, he is deceived until the end.
The story of Dabiq ends in Syria as Isaiah 17 predicted and the Muslims are crushed in Damascus. We already see the beginning signs for the destruction of Damascus when we witness the embryo forming with the influx of refugees from Syria to Jordan as predicted by the prophet Amos:
“I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.” (Amos 1:5)
Aven is Damascus today and Damascus is also literally mentioned here by name. Besides Lebanon, Syrians are leaving by the droves into Jordan and precisely “unto Kir” which is Kir-Moab (Isaiah 15:1). Today that region is called Kerak (see Gesenius Lexicon).
When we review both the ancient map and the statistics of the recent influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan we find that over a half million Syrians already fled to “the borders of the land of Moab now called Kerrek. [Karak]”.
To set the Muslim to destruction, the Muslim is told to “continue until the end” and only then they will gain the victory.
The same deception goes for the Islamic prophecies regarding Jerusalem. The Muslim is told that he will be victorious when in Zechariah 12, 14, the Christian and the Jew are told they will obtain victory as the Messiah will descend on the Mount of Olives.
It is time for Christians to get into the mind of their enemies whom God ordained us to defeat. Do not be the lazy servant who says “Jesus will take care of everything in His garden” forgetting that He set you to care for it. So get involved for we are to be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves and while He tarries, we continue producing fruit.
Jordanian strategy is to increase support and training for both the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces, and to support “moderate Syrian opposition.” The last creates a problem for Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad. Jordan also maintains historic ties developed with the Kurdish movement and will support the Peshmerga in training and arming.
Jordan was not involved or very enthusiastic to engage in regional and international projects and king Abdullah II learned from his father King Hussein that during the Arab Israeli wars, Jordan was dragged into war to only regret it later on.
Jordan’s media minister, Mohammed al-Momani, told U.S. television viewers on CBS’s Face the Nation that coalition partners are not yet speaking about putting troops on the ground in Iraq or Syria.
“Having said that, this is a war and His Majesty [King Abdullah], at some point, described it as a Third World War. So, if circumstances change, we will discuss it at that point, but, at this point of time, nobody is talking about boots on the ground. The talk is about helping the Iraqi military, the Kurdish armed forces and the Syrian opposition moderate forces to help fight terrorism,” said al-Momani.
THE PROBLEM WITH DEPENDING ON JORDAN
As the war on ISIS moves along, fact is, while Jordanians are somewhat united on the issue of the burning of their POW, in time, the story will wear out and the fact remains that Jordanians are divided between nationalists and Islamists who represent the majority of the population. We see daily demonstrations showing Jordan’s unity on fighting ISIS but few focus on demonstrations that want to oust king Abdullah:
While they complain about the rise of prices for daily goods, they chant “Freedom Freedom from Allah, down down with Abdullah”.
It is more than just price hikes which is used as an excuse and has more to do with hiking up Allah (Sharia) to rule over Jordan.
Organizations affiliated with the Islamist political party Islamic Action Front in Jordan oppose the assaults on ISIS, and the open war King Abdullah has declared on that group is expected to heighten internal conflict and lead to ISIS revenge attacks from the Jordanian-Iraqi border as well.
Jordan is a country with a pure Arab Sunni environment. Its neighbors Israel and, geographically speaking, it complements the southern path of ISIS, which is present in southwest Iraq and directly threatens Saudi Arabia. ISIS does not care about attacking areas where Sunnis are a minority or where Sunnis are weak – like Iraqi Shiite provinces or Syrian Alawite ones. It wants to take over areas which it thinks it can subjugate and turn into a reservoir of manpower that supports it on the sectarian level even if they refuse its political system. One can follow up on the path of ISIS from Iraq to Syria to see how the organization thinks and progresses.
The rule for a good strategy is, if the government is nationalistic, support it, like Jordan, and if it is anti-nationalism, go against it. But this is not the case currently with U.S policy which stands against Al-Sisi of Egypt and Bashar of Syria. The U.S should support both regardless that Syria is pro-Iran.
Jordan didn’t play its role in the past four years of the Syrian war because of its clear stance against getting involved in the conflict.
THE PROBLEM WITH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JORDAN AND SYRIA
Arab pride has been the greatest enemy of Arabs. In the Middle East the saying goes “Arabs agreed never to agree”. And just yesterday, Syria’s foreign minister on Monday criticized neighboring Jordan, which recently stepped up air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and said his country does not need outside help in battling ISIS militants. ISIS aims to meet Jordan on its rear garden, before it sneaks in their bedrooms.
The problem is that Syria fears any Sunni encroachments into its territory. Jordan is a key ally of Saudi Arabia which aids the Free Syrian Army and they desire to see a Sunni rule installed in Syria.
That is no minor issue.
“We will not allow anyone to violate our national sovereignty and we do not need any ground troops to fight ISIS,” al-Moallem said.
“The Syrian Arab government is fully capable of fighting ISIS valiantly and we don’t need any other troops,” he added.
JORDAN EGYPT AND ISRAEL
The relationship between Israel, Egypt and Jordan has never been better. Thanks to ISIS. A king must always have use for every single situation, no matter how bad it is. In fact, ISIS haters on the Arab street say that ISIS is an invention of the Israelis.
In the Middle East, it is not western style peace that is needed. War at times is the best and only peacemaker. Just take a look at the two countries that share peacetime borders with Israel, Jordan and Egypt, are dealing with a historic challenge presented by ISIS, and its local extensions. The two countries, which over the past year have strengthened their ties with Israel in light of regional instability, could rely even more on the strategic support their neighbor gives them. Only occasionally is information released by foreign media. Thus, according to a report on CNN last week, Israel sent drones to the Jordanian border with Syria to assist Amman in collecting intelligence with the goal of stopping possible attacks by ISIS from the northern border.
Thats also great.
Cairo, which squarely blames Hamas for giving logistical and operational backing to groups working against it in Sinai, has renewed its threats against Hamas and plans on continuing its demolition of thousands of homes in Egyptian Rafah to create a “security zone” two kilometers wide on the border with the Strip. The purpose of the security zone is to reduce to a minimum the number of smuggling tunnels to the Palestinian side.
Thats also great.
While Palestinians cry of humanitarian suffering, always keep in mind that in the exorcist, suffering is the slickest method of devils. While their goal is to inflict suffering, they also use it to their advantage.
Father Merrin: Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon. We may ask what is relevant but anything beyond that is dangerous. He is a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don’t listen to him. Remember that – do not listen.
The Egyptian and Jordanian moves implicitly strengthen what might be called the “unity of the threatened” between those two countries and Israel. Jordan recently returned its ambassador to Tel Aviv, after his departure three months ago in protest against the Netanyahu government’s policy on the Temple Mount. From the moment the prime minister took steps to calm things down in Jerusalem and prohibited the members of his coalition’s far-right flank from visiting the Mount, ties between Israel and Jordan went back to normal.
In Egypt there are renewed Egyptian pressure on Hamas. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, an ally to ISIS in the Sinai, which has already mounted attacks against Israel, could once again attack Israeli targets as a means of drawing more attention to the war of attrition it is waging in Sinai against the Egyptian security forces, but with ISIS Egypt and Israel are both united to wipe out Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
The White House released its long-overdue National Security Strategy (NSS) on Friday. The central conceit of the document, though, is the concept of “strategic patience.” By this the U.S. means not doing too much in the world, seeing how things develop before acting, using our powers in limited ways that will accrue large effects over time. They see it as “influencing the trajectory of major shifts in the security landscape today in order to secure our national interests in the future.”
And to an extent, they’re right. The United States public often insists on immediate results, in international affairs as in so many other aspects of government activity. Smart strategies take into account cost-effectiveness instead of immediate effects which are often extremely costly.
Americans blame that “patience” cost in Syria the death of 230,000 lives and 5 million refugees, an expansion of Iran’s influence in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, destabilization of friendly countries in the region to include Jordan and Turkey, and the spread of horrific tortures and war crimes on a large scale. President Obama’s patience is the Syrian peoples’ tragedy.
Well, STOP doing more Arab springs. End of problem. It was the U.S. that sparked this problem from the beginning by removing nationalistic leaders and allowing Islamists to take over.
The United States had made a major blunder. It still thinks that it is well-positioned to ride out a more chaotic and dangerous international order; that is surely true. But confidence in a peaceful and prosperous international order has declined markedly during President Obama’s tenure, especially after the Arab Spring where Arab politicians have little trust in the U.S., just ask Assisi of Egypt. This injects costly uncertainties for the United States as the guarantor of World Order, even as some openly disrespect the United States as the example of Turkey refusing to join the fight. This has caused Arab members of the coalition to pull back from their military roles — making it much more difficult to defeat ISIS. The question is, will Turkey pressure Jordan to pull out or will Turkey allow the destruction of ISIS in order to pave the way for Turkey to set its forces as a NATO alliance in Syria and possibly even Iraq, to settle there as a tenant who refuses to pay the rent or move out, settling in Syria permanently under the guise of fighting against Bashar Al-Assad. The U.S has made a major blunder in reviewing Al-Assad’s regime as a threat.
Susan Rice is right in that the Islamic State isn’t a threat of the magnitude of Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan. Those countries had a real prospect of defeating the United States in war. They may not have been able to conquer our country, but they could at least have forced us to retreat from Europe and the Pacific, losing the war and losing our allies. The Islamic State alone poses no such terrible prospect, but with all the other terrorist entities joining them it does, which is exactly what happened in the last few months. Shoebat.com reported that all across the Muslim world, ISIS has magnetized a litany of major terrorist organizations to give the Bay’at (allegiance) and join under ISIS such as Jund al-Khilafah (Soldiers of the Caliphate, In North Africa), Ansar al-Shariah (Libya), Taliban (Pakistan), The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (Pakistan’s North Waziristan), Al-Tawhid Battalion (Pakistan, Afghanistan), Al-Nusra (Lebanon), Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen), Ansar al-Tawhid in the Land of Hind (India), Anṣār Bayt al-Maqdis (Sinai) and Jund al-Khilafah (Egypt).
And if you think the situation in Iraq and Syria is bad think again. 98% of Pakistanis support Jihad and they have no problems with all the blood and gore of ISIS.
THE BALANCE OF POWER PROBLEM
In the Middle East never take out anything completely. Just trim it to a level where no side is stronger than the other. If you unplug one component, remember that it could end up as a disaster. Saddam Hussein was a major plug that prevented terrorism, Iranian expansion as well as he protected the Assyrian Christians. Now after his removal, all these have went wild and crazy.
When it comes to the Muslim problem, the West’s ace in the hole is the Shiite Sunni divide. In order for a major Islamic tyranny to succeed, there needs to be peace between the two to create the major problem for the west. But this is exactly what Turkey seeks to resolve and the West should prevent this at all costs.
The rift is between Turkey and Iran on the one side versus Saudi Arabia should just be fine for the West. If Saudi Arabia is gone, Shale oil will succeed. ISIS’s Caliphate is not the major threat, but is a stepping stone. The only way to introduce the grand Caliphate that will be acceptable and palatable by the Muslim world both secular and religious is to introduce the non-Wahhabi brand of Sufi Islam, which is considered peaceful by the West and will unite both Shiite Iran and Sunni Turkey since Sufis respect Shiite faith and their religious icons, Hassan and Hussein. This will create a grand scale Muslim coalition (Ezekiel 38) and will dismantle what Syches Picot accord did in fracturing the Ottoman Empire.
So if we think that ISIS presents the greatest danger, just think what sort of a problem we will have when Turkey’s Sufi Islam thus which already expands deeply into Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and the Balkans, modern-day Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirghizstan, northern Afghanistan, the Turkoman province of Iran and the Uygur district of Xinjian province of China will play a major role in uniting Sunnis and Shiites.
Again, the Sunni Shiite divide is the West’s ace in the hole. Both Iran and Turkey present a danger to the West and the sooner that we recognize that Turkey is a bigger problem than Iran the better we will draw our strategy.
When we recently went to fix the mess we created in Iraq, the elite forces responsible for hunting terrorists around the world, was divided into two task forces. Task Force 16 went after al Qaeda in Iraq, the group that eventually would spawn ISIS, while Task Force 17 was dedicated to “countering Iranian influence,” chiefly by killing or capturing members of Iraq’s Shia militias—though in some cases, it even arrested operatives of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) who were arming and supervising those militias’ guerrilla warfare against coalition troops.
At one point, in the summer of 2007, Petraeus concluded that the Mahdi Army, headed by the Shiite demagogue Muqtada al-Sadr, posed a greater “hindrance to long-term security in Iraq” than al Qaeda did. As recounted in The Endgame, Michael Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor’s magisterial history of the Second Iraq War, two-thirds of all American casualties in Iraq in July 2007 were incurred by Shiite militias. Weapons known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, were especially effective against the U.S. forces. They were Iranian designed and constructed roadside bombs that, when detonated, became molten copper projectiles able to cut through the armor on tanks and other vehicles, maiming or killing the soldiers inside.
So it came as a surprise to many veterans of the war when Secretary of State John Kerry, asked in December what he made of the news that Iran was conducting airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, suggested “the net effect is positive.” Similarly, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey—formerly the commander of the 1st Armored Division in Baghdad—told reporters last month, “As long as the Iraqi government remains committed to inclusivity of all the various groups inside the country, then I think Iranian influence will be positive.”
Whatever the Iraqi government says it is committed to, “inclusiveness” is not what’s happening on the ground.
Since then, however, U.S. warplanes have provided indirect air support to Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Kataib Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terrorist entity, both of which were at the vanguard of the troops that ended ISIS’s months-long siege of Amerli, a Shia Turkomen town of about 15,000, in November 2014. These militias have also been seen and photographed or videoed operating U.S. Abrams tanks and armored vehicles intended for Iraq’s regular army, which means that there are now two terrorist organizations, Sunni ISIS and Kataib Hezbollah, armed with heavy-duty American weapons of war.
The Iranian government, particularly the Revolutionary Guards, is playing a huge role in helping the Iraqi security forces fight the Islamic State, especially in Diyala. The Guards are working with the Iraqi central government, but they are reportedly heavily reliant on Shiite militias with close ties to Iran. Iran is now arguably the most influential foreign actor in Iraq.
All this mess happened as a result of removing Saddam, the essential plug which kept the dam from cracking. It is therefore crucial to reinstall another Saddam, a Sunni, not a Shiite. That or else break up Iraq into its three original provinces if and when ISIS is defeated by Iraq. The U.S. pulling out of Iraq without solving the issues of oil in Mosul and allowing Shiites to rule over Sunnis was a catastrophe.
Now we have Badr Organization, Asai’b Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Kata’ib Hezbollah and various Sadrist elements. They are all Shiite. Certain militias such as the Badr Organization and AAH appear to be taking direct orders from Tehran.
From Tehran’s perspective, its intervention could even provide more leverage on other issues, including the nuclear negotiations. “The world has understood the reality that the first country to rush to the help of the Iraqi people in the battle against extremism and terror was the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in December.
Now Iran, a state which sponsors terrorism is fighting a war on terror? No. It is fighting to consume much flesh, to expand into Iraq, Syria and the Middle East.
To know how to pit one evil side against the other is the key to winning. This indeed can be done without firing a single bullet, bit allowing each brother to kill his own.
The ticket to victory is to put a wedge between the enemy ranks and Islam presents the perfect religion for this. Islam has major flaws in that Islam is extremely schismatic. We do not have to create the schism, but see what we can glean from old or new erupting schisms. This month Hamas in Gaza is harassing ISIS supporters, this is a perfect schism which we had nothing to do with, we can support this new wedge and as we say in Arabic, Fukhar ykassir ba’du (let clay crush clay), sit down and relax, have a Bible study, enjoy the fellowship, and try to figure the next strategy while you unleash evangelism at its fullest strength to change Muslim hearts. It is not Islamic reformation that will solve the problem with Islam, but a complete change of mindset. It was not western disco, rock or rap that made me western or was it falafel that made me eastern, I am neither, my soul belongs to Christ, my savior.