by Akiva at Mystical Paths
The city today known as Basra, Iraq is a key location in the writings of the navi'im (the biblical prophets).
Yishayahu 34:6 - Indeed, G-d is holding a sacrifice in Basra, a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
Yishayahu 63:1 - Who is this coming from Edom, from Basra, with stained clothing.
Amos 1:11-12 - This is what G-d said: For 3 sins Edom, but for 4 I will not pardon, because he pursues his brother with the sword and quashes his compassion. His anger rages forever, his wrath is sustained eternally. I will send a fire upon Teman, and it will consume the palaces of Basra.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is promising to pursue his fight against Shiite militias in Basra to "the end."
Today, Basra fell into full civil war. The government of Iraq is in full battle with the massive Shiite militias of southern Iraq, the battle occurring in Basra. If this situation escalates, if the blood begins to flow, if the US gets drawn in, and if Iran gets drawn in, then we are walking the steps right out of the navi'im and Gog u'Magog.
Basra has popped up again out of the blue, it's a key city for the US as it's the ONLY port city of Iraq and the path of all Iraqi oil to the sea (and from there to world markets). And this is spinning up into a major situation very quickly. (The news report describes a very nasty situation with multiple forces involved AND THE US being directly attacked in Baghdad.)
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Thursday, March 27, 2008
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