Friday, March 25, 2011

The Fourth Horseman

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature, saying: Come, and see. [8] And behold a pale horse, and he that sat upon him, his name was Death, and hell followed him. And power was given to him over the four parts of the earth, to kill with sword, with famine, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Revelations 6: 7,8

Between Libya and Japan scant little attention is being paid in the MSM, and thus a large part of society, to the rest of the Mideast recently. Whether that is by design or pure ignorance and arrogance on their part I'll let each decide for themselves but either way it is a dangerous mistake. Because we may be headed for The Great War of the Middle East.

Glenn Beck devoted his program to this last night and while I don't necessairly agree with all his conclusions (a Soros funded conspiracy) there is enough else there to give anyone paying attention to something besides American Idol and Charlie Sheen pause.

Israel has been under a sustained rocket attack from Gaza (as noted below) and Bibi has finally said enough is enough and is vowing a forceful massive retaliation which may start this weekend.
But now that the military has taken control in Egypt and the MB is stirring up their street, it's expected that Egyptians are not going to take kindly to this and call for an intervention by the Egyptian Army, thus ending the Camp David accords. Some reports are that they already have stopped restricitng the flow of supplies into Gaza over their border (remember an arms shipment stopped a few weeks ago?) and that arms and material are already flowing into Gaza to Hamas & Co. since Mubarak fell.

The Egyptian military is no match for Israel, especially in a prolonged conflict. So as Israel steps it up to put down both Hamas and the Egyptian army a "humanitarian crisis" will develop in Gaza (at least that's how the media wll portray it) and the call will go out to the world to protect the innocent Palestinian citizens from the big bad wolf Israel.

Just like is being done in Libya.

Ok, remember the 2,200 marines of the 26th MEU we talked about yesterday? Initially I believed it was just the air combat unit heading to the ME. Apparantly it was more than that. The marines are sitting on ship, off shore in the Med. The thinking is they will be called upon to go into Gaza to protect the Palestinians, alongside of NATO forces, and they were sent there with this in mind, not Libya.

Whether this happens or not the ME is on fire, Bahrain is calling for a day of rage today, Syria has massive problems and has been firing on it's own citizens today. Protests are starting up in Jordan, the Yemeni president and top general may soon be stepping down. Despite their adventuring into Bahrain last week, the Saudis are not strong enough to roll in and put down all these rebellions, especially with troubles of their own. And the U.S. is stretched thin enough right now and cannot be peacekeeper to the world right now. So they have to pick and choose. Libya puts them in position to station troops close enough to Gaza to quickly intervene. And as all these countries go up in flames, oil will skyrocket.

Some of this is conspiracy theory stuff but you can decide that yourself. Enough of the facts are there that none of it is beyond the realm of possibility. And if so, and especially if we come down on the side against Israel, life here is about to change forever.

The links below, and the Beck video, tell the story better than I can.

I hope I'm wrong. I hope John Galt is wrong. I hope Glenn Beck and Alexander Munch and Will are wrong.

But I don't think so.

The ground is about to fall out from under our feet. The Abyss yawns before us.

You better hold fast.

from John Galt:

Is this the Weekend The U.S. Turns Against Israel Fulfilling Zechariah 14?

Alexander Munch's take here
Glenn Beck's Show last night:

I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the kindred of the earth be blessed

Genesis 12:3

[3] And Jonas rose up to flee into Tharsis from the face of the Lord, and he went down to Joppe, and found a ship going to Tharsis: and he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them to Tharsis from the face of the Lord. [4] But the Lord sent a great wind into the sea: and a great tempest was raised in the sea, and the ship was in danger to be broken. [5] And the mariners were afraid, and the men cried to their god: and they cast forth the wares that were in the ship, into the sea, to lighten it of them: and Jonas went down into the inner part of the ship, and fell into a deep sleep.

[6] And the shipmaster came to him, and said to him: Why art thou fast asleep? rise up, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think of us, that we may not perish. [7] And they said every one to his fellow: Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know why this evil is upon us. And they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonas. [8] And they said to him: Tell us for what cause this evil is upon us, what is thy business? of what country art thou? and whither goest thou? or of what people art thou? [9] And he said to them: I am a Hebrew, and I fear the Lord the God of heaven, who made both the sea and the dry land. [10] And the men were greatly afraid, and they said to him: Why hast thou done this? (for the men knew that he fled from the face of the Lord: because he had told them.)

[11] And they said to him: What shall we do to thee, that the sea may be calm to us? for the sea flowed and swelled. [12] And he said to them: Take me up, and cast me into the sea, and the sea shall be calm to you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you. [13] And the men rowed hard to return to land, but they were not able: because the sea tossed and swelled upon them. [14] And they cried to the Lord, and said: We beseech thee, O Lord, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee.

[15] And they took Jonas, and cast him into the sea, and the sea ceased from raging.

Jonah 1:3-15


Unknown said...

Hi Midnight.
Something else not much is talked about the changes to the miranda rights ,pretty soon the patriots will be the 'terrorists' already now they're terror'exercising' hostilities started by "anti-immigration, gun enthusiasts."They might be pro Israel as well."I will stand with my Muslim Brothers" Arming Al-qaida in Libya ,putting the Muslim Brother hood in command in Egypt and giving Turkey and Iran the free hand.The existance of Israel has never been more in peril then now!

midnight rider said...

Thanks Will. I just posted the Wall Street Journal story on this below this post.

Alexander M√ľnch said...


The link can't work !

Alexander Munch's take


Try this :-

Anonymous said...

(Cairo) After the eighth rocket was launched from Gaza into Israel on Thursday, the new Egyptian Foreign Minister, Nabil Al-Arabi, warned Israel against taking any army maneuver against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The spokesman of the Hamas government, Taher Nunu, said that the Hamas government "appreciates" the position of the Egyptian foreign minister, Nabil Al-Arabi.

yes it all seems to be sliding towards the abyss doesnt it?

Always On Watch said...

I'm no fan of Glenn Beck, but I think that he's largely correct on this one.

If major war breaks out, Obama thinks that he can consolidate his power even further.

midnight rider said...

Thanks, Alex, link fixed.

Post also updated. I think we may have a Jonah on our hands.

AND I hope you're wrong too, AoW & rumcrook.

Pastorius said...

Dude, I got a weekend ahead of me here. You're bumming me out.

midnight rider said...

Sorry 'bout that :)

Pastorius said...

Do they have that Wild Turkey 101 available these days?

midnight rider said...

Yup, tasty as ever.

Pastorius said...

Does it count as an Angel guarding over us, or the Fifth Horseman?

midnight rider said...

um, both. . .

Epaminondas said...

IF the Obama admin 'turned' against Israel it would cause the most profound division in the USA IMAGINABLE, and one the democratic party would NEVER recover from.


Pastorius said...

Yes, he is.