Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Will War Come Soon?

The United States has closed a number of its embassies in the Middle East and North Africa and issued travel alerts. This is supposed to be in response to information about possible terrorist attacks.

It is possible that terrorist groups are planning an attack or a series of attacks soon against American targets and that the United States government has been alerted to these plans through its intelligence sources. But there is another possibility here.

It may be that the United States or Israel is planning military action of some kind soon in the Middle East or Persian Gulf areas. There has long been speculation about and anticipation of a pre-emptive attack against Iran to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb. This has been talked about for many years, but so far, no attack against Iran has occurred and Iran has not yet developed an atomic bomb. There are other possible conflicts that the United States and/or Israel may get involved in, perhaps involving Syria. In any case, if the United States government plans military action, anticipates being drawn into military involvement by the actions of other states, or anticipates major action by Israel, the United States government may also anticipate terrorist acts to follow in retaliation for military action by the United States or Israel. That may be the reason for the closing of embassies and travel advisories.

So this may be a clue that a new war involving the United States and/or Israel may break out soon, perhaps before the Feast of Tabernacles.

We will have to wait and see what happens.


Anonymous said...

And I suppose we could add the following "food for thought" to the speculations you gave:

"And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth."

That is with emphasis on the two phrases "...and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them...when none pursueth."


author@ptgbook.org said...

Yes, I agree that is a possibility. If this closure of embassies is just in response to hints of terrorist activity, I find it embarrassing that the United States, not other countries, closes its embassies rather than protects them, in effect fleeing from terrorists out of fear, even when other countries do not close their embassies. It sends a message to our enemies that we are weak, that we are afraid, that we won't risk our lives to defend ourselves. That is dangerous. It also sends a message to our allies that perhaps we cannot be depended on to protect them - if we cannot protect our own embassies, how can we protect our allies? And this can speed up the arming of Europe, because if they cannot trust us to protect them they have to be prepared to protect themselves without us.