Thanks go to one of my readers for bringing the following news development to my attention. K.T. McFarland, former national security advisor to President Reagan, stated in a Fox News interview that the situation with ISIS has really come to the place where we have three options remaining: (1) have the U.S. abandon the area, (2) have U.S. troops return by the thousands to fight ISIS on the ground, or (3) have the United States ask Iran to invade Iraq to take out ISIS. Her interview is in the second video posted at the link.
It was Option #3 that shocked me. Of course, anyone who does not know about the Four Signposts would think it strange anyway that the U.S. would Iran for help – it would be like asking the farmer asking the fox to help with the chickens. But to those who know the Signposts, it may seem like a shock because we know the Second Signpost is next, and so we know Iran is to invade.
The question is, how does the invasion start? The Bible doesn’t say. But we can speculate. I had always thought it would be by surprise – analogous to the head-butting the ram does when it charges out. Perhaps Iran will show off a nuclear weapons test, and then announce it is holding the oil fields hostage and nobody had better interfere.
But this idea that the U.S. would actually ask Iran – that would indeed be a surprise. When the West would see Iran massing troops at the border, they would think that’s part of helping in
Iraq. The surprise would come when troops kept pouring over the border. If the U.S. told Iran to hang a right at Baghdad after going west from Susa, to fight ISIS, and did Iran did that but also went left to the oilfields that would indeed be a surprise. Iran could end the petrodollar before the U.S. could do anything about it.
I’m not saying the Second Signpost will start with the U.S. actually asking Iran, but it seems appropriate that the Second Signpost would start that way since the U.S. has almost single-handedly orchestrated the First Signpost.
One last thing. From the Signpost perspective, my vote is for Option 1 above. That may seem heartless and cold, but it is the only option that either keeps our troops safe, or would make it harder for Iran to invade. Of course we caused the First Signpost so we now have an obligation to “help” in the region.
When the Second Signpost begins and if the trigger was the U.S. government asking Iran to help in Iraq, the U.S. government should remember a line that Bugs Bunny always used in old cartoons telling someone before a consequence was known: “…and remember, you asked for it.”
I also sent K.T. McFarland the following note on her website –
Hello K.T. McFarland,
One of my readers told me about your commentary today (Sept. 18), where you mentioned that one of the possible scenarios is that the U.S. might consider letting or even inviting Iran to invade Iraq in order to stop ISIS, in exchange for giving Iran nuclear concessions.
I am the author of a Bible end times prophecy book titled, Daniel Revisited: Discovering the Four Mideast Signs Leading to the Antichrist. The message of my book is a radically different interpretation of Daniel from the popular view, and my book shows that there are four events prior to the Tribulation. The first event was the democratizing of Iraq, which has been fulfilled. The second event is to be the invasion of the Middle East by Iran. The Bible does not tell us how the invasion starts – just that it must happen. Both in my book and on my blog I give several guesses as to how it might begin, but I never guessed the United States would specifically allow Iran to invade Iraq. However, this developing story fits exactly to the fact that the Bible says Iran must invade the Middle East.
When Iran invades the Middle East, the Bible says no one will be able to stop Iran or rescue nations from their power. I certainly do not want to see our troops there. And this invasion by Iran will also cause the end of the U.S. petrodollar.
Ancient history shows us how to properly read Daniel – and this new interpretation from Daniel is fitting current events perfectly. Check out my website at foursignposts.com. I would enjoy hearing from you.