During this time the Middle East is as close to triggering the Second Signpost as I have ever seen since the discovery of the Signposts in 2003. Not only could Shia Iranian IRGC troops directly fight Sunni Saudi and Turkish troops, but those same Sunni Muslim troops might try to put an end to the Assad regime in Syria. So not only would Iranian troops be killed by Turks and Arabians, but Iran’s path to Israel would be removed. I do not believe Iran would allow these events to occur without a major response.
So here we are in this time where we could only be a hair trigger away from the Second Signpost. And not only “just” the Second Signpost but World War III, as the Second Signpost would just be the first half of such a great war. And not just World War III, but it would set into motion the events taking the world through all the awful things called out in Revelation, all the way through the Tribulation.
A sober mind and clear seeing are needed here. One thing that does not help is the exaggerated reporting by various internet news sites and prophecy sites. What is desired is truth and reality, not exaggeration that might beget panic.
Case in point is a story that a reader e-mailed me. It is reporting that Turkey is shelling into Syria. The story says under the map, “Military Forces From Around The World Are Preparing For Battle As Turkey and Syria Go To War.” That is a complete exaggeration. “From around the world”? No way. At the top of the same story the text says, “With their rebel allies falling to the legitimate government of Syria, Turkey has now begun shelling Syria to aid their Rebel forces and ISIS Terrorists.” A little later it finally gets it right and says, “Turkey is also said to be targeting the Kurdish YPG.” However, the main action is Turkey shelling the Kurds in Syria. The truth is, Turkey has been at war with the Kurds in its own country for decades, and it has started shelling the Kurds in Syria so that those Kurds don’t gain more land, decide to declare independence and encourage Turkish Kurds to do the same. The same story reports, “At this point it appears that the YPG are being attacked by Turkey for supporting Assad!” This reporter is not well informed and only adds to the confusion.
Here is a balanced story about the Turks shelling Syrian Kurds. Again, Turkey does this to push back against the Kurds and prevent an uprising in its own country.
Here is another story from the Indpendent that reports the rhetoric being shuffled around the last few days was just that – rhetoric. The Saudis admit they will not go forward on their own but will only attack as part of a multi-national coalition.
Don’t misunderstand. We are still at hair trigger for the Second Signpost. But any actual coordinated fighting by Saudi and Turkish troops in Syria has not begun yet as of this hour. There is a report of some 100 Turkish gunmen entering Syria, but that is a minimally invasive action that should not have any large impact.