May 242016
 

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The Daily Beast: “Once a bane of the U.S. military during the occupation of Iraq, and a warlord whom the Pentagon once came within minutes of killing for his role in orchestrating American combat deaths, al-Sadr is now the undisputed kingmaker of Iraqi politics, a demagogue with a gift for manipulating a national media and opportunistically capitalizing on national crises, attributes which invited half-serious comparisons to another rising political juggernaut.

Just like Trump, he is not entirely illegitimate,” said Ali Khedery, once the longest continuously serving U.S. diplomat in Iraq. “Sadr represents millions of people and those millions of people have voted for him and his bloc repeatedly since 2003. His family has a long and very important history in Iraq, particularly over the past century.”

Vason’s Opinion: Nationalism is born out of a frustrated populace looking for a leader to right their wrongs and fix their problems- typically economically.  Sometimes though, people are looking for payback.

Enter Mullah Atari:  Moqtada al-Sadr is just one of many charismatic opportunists riding high on a wave of anger and his numerous followers are looking for order in their lives – along with payback.  These acolytes of the cleric want payback against a financially corrupt Iraqi government, the enemy within known as ISIS, and of course, America who they view as a global puppet master.  Sound familiar?  Change some of the names and circumstances and you’ve got the recipe for the rise of Trump.

A similar formula is fomenting nationalism in Europe and will pave the way for the antichrist to come to power (Daniel 7:23-24).

European nationalistic movements to keep an eye on:

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First US Soldier In Iraq Killed By Islamic State During "Enemy Fire"

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May 032016
 

Zero Hedge: “US “boots on the ground” on Iraq have just suffered their first casualty.

Moments ago US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the Islamic State killed the first U.S. serviceman in Iraq who was aiding Kurdish fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, RT reports. A statement from the US-led forces in Iraq added the fatality was “a result of enemy fire.” “It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss,” Carter told reporters at a press conference in Germany.”

Opinion: Be sure to watch till the end.

 

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US-Created System In Iraq Is Collapsing: Protesters Storm Parliament, State of Emergency Declared

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May 022016
 

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Zero Hedge: “Less than two years ago, the US set up another puppet government in the mid-east this time in the state of Iraq when following substantial US pressure, on August 14, 2014 then prime minister al-Maliki agreed to stepped down and be replaced with Haider al-Abadi.

Today, the regime is in chaos and the system set up in Iraq by the US is collapsing when protesters loyal to popular Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr breached the heavily fortified Green Zone, home to government buildings and foreign embassies and stormed the Iraqi parliament, forcing MPs to flee and resulting in a state of emergency being declared for all of Baghdad.

All gates that lead to Baghdad are closed. No one is allowed to enter into Baghdad, only those who want to leave Baghdad can do so.” “There is no evacuation for the American staff inside the American embassy,” he said. A U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the American Embassy in Baghdad was not being evacuated, contrary to local reports. We expect that should the pro-US government fall, this will promptly change.

Opinion: Who could forget the chaos that Muqtada Sadr caused in April, 2004:

Members of the Mahdi Army carried out simultaneous attacks in Baghdad, Najaf, Kufa, and Amara, targeting American, Spanish, Salvadoran, and Iraqi coalition forces. Most of the casualties were the result of a clash between Mahdi Army militiamen and the Spanish garrison outside Najaf.

  • 2004 – 2007 accusations began to surface that the Mahdi Army was targeting Sunni Iraqis
  • 2007 – 2008 Sadr went into self-imposed exile in Qom, Iran
  • 2008 ceasefire: Sadr shifted the Mahdi Army’s focus away from military operations to social services.
  • 2010  Sadr shifted the Mahdi Army’s focus again towards politics for the national elections
  • 2013 Sadr shocked his supporters and announced that he would retire from political and military life
  • January 2016, Sadr reentered Iraqi politics

Aljazeera March 9, 2016 “In February, the Shia cleric Muqtada Sadr led a rally in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, pressing Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to deliver reforms he promised in response to anti-government protests that erupted in August 2015.

Sadr’s ability to mobilise a crowd of close to 100,000 demonstrates his ability to reinvent himself, once again, in Iraq’s post-2003 political landscape. In Sadr’s latest political incarnation, he has embraced the politics of protest to become both an anti-politician and king-maker. His latest rally is symbolic of his political movement’s evolution over a decade, a reflection of the vicissitudes of Iraq’s politics since 2003.

Sadr’s political prominence is startling given that his rise to power was not a certainty in post-2003 Iraq, and was almost undermined at several junctures. After the invasion of Iraq, Sadr was a young cleric in his late 20s, who only had his father’s reputation at his disposal.”

Muqtada Sadr‘s Mahdi army, named for the Shia belief of the 12th Imam, who will re-emerge from the 9th century AD to bring peace to the world and rule from Iran.

Each of the 4 power blocs of the final war of Armageddon will be led by a powerful leader. While it may be early to start pinpointing names it is interesting to watch for strong leaders to see if they continue to emerge.

Current List, subject to change:

  • King of the North – Muqtada Sadr leader of the Mahdi army
  • King of the South – Abdel Fattah el-Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
  • King of the East – Xi Jinping, president of the People’s Republic of China
  • Western Alliance of Antichrist – ???

(See Bible Prophecy 101 Chapter 7)

Thanks to Vason for help on this post

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Obama’s Legacy Behind Late Admission of ISIS Genocide Of Christians

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Mar 182016
 
Obama’s Legacy Behind Late Admission of ISIS Genocide Of Christians

Investors Op-Ed: “Islamic State: The Obama administration took forever to admit the obvious: ISIS has been committing wholesale slaughter of Christians. It didn’t want people to connect the dots and blame Obama’s foreign policy. Secretary of State John Kerry surprised the press corps Thursday with an official State Department admission that the Islamic State is committing genocide

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Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Missile Test

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Mar 092016
 
Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Missile Test

Free Beacon: “Iran on Tuesday again threatened to walk away from the nuclear agreement reached last year with global powers, hours after the country breached international agreements by test-firing ballistic missiles. “If our interests are not met under the nuclear deal, there will be no reason for us to continue,” Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy foreign

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Feb 182016
 
World War 3 Could Start This Month: 350,000 Soldiers In Saudi Arabia Stand Ready To Invade Syria

InfoWars: “350,000 soldiers, 20,000 tanks, 2,450 warplanes and 460 military helicopters are massing in northern Saudi Arabia for a military exercise that is being called “Northern Thunder”. According to the official announcement, forces are being contributed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Sudan, Kuwait, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia and several

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Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security fears

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Feb 172016
 
Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security fears

Reuters: “Iraq is searching for “highly dangerous” radioactive material stolen last year, according to an environment ministry document and seven security, environmental and provincial officials who fear it could be used as a weapon if acquired by Islamic State. The material, stored in a protective case the size of a laptop computer, went missing in

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