The rhetoric between Iran’s regime and the Trump administration entered another round in the last two days. Here is a case, for those who know the Iranian invasion of the Middle East is coming, and who pay attention to what Daniel 8 is likely telling us, that has the fingerprints of the Second Signpost all over it.
The Iranian Students’ News Agency reported on Sunday a speech made by Iranian president Rouhani. (By the way, the “Students” in the “ISNA” refers to the IRGC and Basij officers, all who attend Iranian universities which are indoctrination centers for IRGC ideology. The ISNA is a regime propaganda machine.)
The Iranian president, having no real power, is a spokesperson for supreme leader Khamenei. Interestingly, whispers and hints of the coming Second Signpost were in Rouhani’s words.
Talking of Iran, its military power, and its national pride, Rouhani said,
“War grew our army bigger and the revolutionary young soldiers of the IRGC became a new military power.”
Do you realize he is speaking of the ram’s second horn growing longer than the first horn? I wrote of this in detail in Daniel Revisited, chapter 10. The Iran-Iraq War of the 1980’s made the IRGC grow from a tiny bodyguard of young soldiers to the military power of Iran, displacing the regular Iranian military and relegating them to only the defense of the homeland. After the war, the IRGC grew by taking over the economy, intelligence, and politics. Here, Rouhani speaks of the growth of the IRGC directly.
Rouhani also said,
“Iran’s strategic depth stretches in east to the subcontinent, in the west to the Mediterranean, in the south to the Red Sea, and in the north to the Caucasus.”
Whoa! Where have we heard of the west, the south, and the north before? It’s the directions the Persian ram charges out over the Middle East. Note, too, he specifically says “west to the Mediterranean.” The word for “west” in Daniel 8:4 means “seaward” or “wave-crashing,” i.e., the Mediterranean shore.
He also mentions south to the Red Sea! Remember, the Persian ram will get to do all it wants to do. If Rouhani is stating what the regime wants, then the map of Figure 10-2 in Daniel Revisited showing Iran taking the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, which are near the Red Sea, is likely accurate. See this post as well.
“North to the Caucasus” also likely confirms an invasion of eastern Turkey to the shore of the Black Sea is also in the regime’s sights, for that shore is adjacent to the Caucasus Mountains.
Why would he say such things, unless he was privy to the “strategic depth” plans of the regime?
Having made two statements related to the coming Second Signpost, Rouhani wrapped up his speech with a threat directed at US president Trump:
“Mr. Trump! . . . Don’t play with the lion’s tail; you will regret it.”
Of course, US president Trump indeed took that as a threat. A little over 8 hours after Rouhani’s speech was reported, Trump’s twitter account was used yet again:
“To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!”
A message in all caps is taken in the cyber world as shouting. I believe anyone reacting this way could indeed be drawn into a military conflict with the one making the threat.
Just as we saw Iranian president Rouhani making statements reflecting Iran growing into and then executing the role of agitator in the Second Signpost, I believe we also just saw confirmation that the United States may very well be a big part of the Second Signpost getting started. God may be using the pride of the United States for its own downfall as well as the kickoff of the Second Signpost. Why do I say “downfall”? The collateral damage of the Second Signpost will likely result in the wrecking of the US and world economy.
Trump tweeted about suffering consequences. This would be true not only of Iran suffering from a widespread war of its own making, but also suffering for Trump’s own country and much of the rest of the world.
We aren’t told when the Second Signpost will start, but I believe we are getting close.