Looming ME Arms Race Sparks Fear of Unprecedented Regional War

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Free Beacon: The impending expiration of an international weapons ban on Iran threatens to flood the Middle East with high-tech Russian and Chinese military equipment, a situation that senior Trump administration officials warn will spark an arms race and could ignite a massive regional war.

A United Nations ban on the sale of weapons to Iran is set to expire in mid-October despite a last-ditch effort by the Trump administration to renew it. Senior U.S. officials involved in regional discussions told the Washington Free Beacon that Israel and its traditional Arab foes are united in opposition to the arms embargo lifting.

Without the arms ban, Russia and China are poised to bolster their already close military alliances with Iran, selling the country stockpiles of advanced weapons that will be available to the Islamic Republic’s terror proxy groups, including Hezbollah in Lebanon. Both countries have sold Tehran arms in the past—including aiding its nuclear endeavors—and have been clear in recent months about their desire to amplify the relationship.

The Trump administration is trying to block this outcome by invoking a mechanism known as snapback that was written into the nuclear deal. Snapback would reapply a litany of international sanctions on Iran and also ensure the arms ban remains in place. Read More …

Opinion: A Middle East regional proxy war involving Russia and Iran is a page right out of Bible prophecy for the last days. China’s economic foothold in Iran heightens the prophecy.

Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. 

They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.

They have said, ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.’ With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you“ Psalm 83:1-4.

The 3000 year old prophecy names each member of the alliance by its ancient name.

“For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot.”

A quick Google search makes it a piece of cake, and the truly amazing part is that Israel has the same enemies today with:

The tents of Edom – Arabs (Palestinians) of the West Bank

Moab and Ammon – Arabs (Palestinians) of central and northern Jordan also called the children of Lot (Gen. 19:30-38)

The Ishmaelites – Ishmael settled in the Arabian Peninsula or modern-day Saudi Arabia

The Hagrites – Hagar, mother of Ishmael, was from Egypt

Amalek – Eternal enemy of the Israelites (Ex. 17:16) Arabs of the Sinai (ISIS)

Gebal – Northern Lebanon

Philistia – Arabs (Palestinians) of Gaza (Hamas)

The inhabitants of Tyre – Arabs of Southern Lebanon (Hezbollah)

Assyria – Syria and northern Iraq