Debkafile: “In a surprise step, Egyptian forces Thursday morning, March 26, seized control of the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Straits to pre-empt Tehran’s grab for this important energy shipping gateway between the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal.
It rounded off the just-launched Saudi-led air strikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, signaling a 10-nation Sunni Arab revolt against Iran’s approaching takeover of Yemen and other Mid East positions with Washington’s support, and coinciding with the first US air strikes over Tikrit in aid of Iran.
These operations signaled the start of a major Sunni Arab revolt against Iran’s approaching takeover of Yemen, through its Houthi proxy, and advances in other strategic positions in the Middle East, with Washington’s support.”
Opinion: Right on schedule: On March 18 we quoted one of our investment advisors (Insiidetrac research): “April 2015 marks an interesting 40-year cycle of war and peace:”
- 1775 – Revolutionary War begins (shot heard ’round the world)
- 1815 – War of 1812 ends (British exit America)
- 1855 – Civil War timeline (events leading to war begins)
- 1895 – Spanish American War timeline (Second War for Independence in Cuba)
- 1935 – WWII timeline (Mussolini orders his troops into Abyssinia)
- 1975 – Viet Nam war ends
- 2015 – ???
The preponderance of earth shaking events have taken place in the month of April.
In our study Bible prophecy 101 (front page of website), Chapter 2 is a look at Biblical numbers and their significance:
#40: Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights with the Lord when he received the Ten Commandments. Jonah was in Nineveh 40 days and Ezekiel lay on his side for 40 days to symbolize 40 years of Judah’s transgression. Jesus was tempted for 40 days and was seen by His disciples for 40 days after the Resurrection. The Israelites were in the wilderness for 40 years. There were 40 years from the crucifixion of Jesus to the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple.