A reader from a Muslim country sent me this right as things started heating up in Iraq… (I’ve adjusted the terminology and corrected language for our readers.)
Akiva, you made a brief mention about Basra (Iraq), which someone explained to me is from the biblical prophets (Yeshayahu 63:1). Did you see the news (only published from Arab news sources) that Turkey has evacuated their diplomatic personnel from Basra and recommended their citizens leave Iraq?
(New reports now state that foreign companies are evacuating their oil workers from Basra as well. What makes this strange is that Basra is in Southern Iraq, far past the northern areas where the Islamic Army ISIS is operating, far from Baghdad, and in Shia controlled territory – people who would strongly fight against ISIS for cultural reasons. Why is Turkey and now foreign companies evacuating Basra???)
U.S. President Obama is very close to the Shi'ites. I can’t imagine him helping the Sunnis. (Islam is divided into Sunni and Shi’a sects – and they don’t like each other, not one little bit.) President Obama will side with Iran (which is Shi’a). This is only a human assumption. God has His own Plans.
When Obama first became president of the United States, I remember Ahmadinajab, the president of Iran at the time, spoke that in the shi'ite religious books it is written that a thin tall black man will head the strongest or a very strong western nation and he will spread Islam to the West. And it is happening that way!
The same religious texts say this person will welcome the Madhi (the Shi’a Islam version of Moshiach, though this “version” destroys the world in fire to cleanse it for the creation of a perfect world for Muslims). It seems to me that Obama feels he is this person, and the Iranians also feel he is this person!
Therefore, although Iran has been calling the U.S. their enemy for a generation, and the U.S. has been treating Iran as their enemy for a generation, watch for them suddenly to be working together!!!
NEWSFLASH from this morning (Indian Express) – US, Iran, longtime enemies, now potential partners
“Secretary of State John Kerry, heading to the Mideast this weekend to discuss Iraq’s stability, has fueled talk about U.S.-Iranian cooperation. He said early last week that the Obama administration was open to discussions with Tehran if the Iranians help end the violence in Iraq and restore confidence in the Baghdad government.”