A most unexpected event occurred in the Middle East this week. And thanks go to one of our readers for alerting me to it. This story was buried in lesser known websites.
Brigadier General (BG) Ali Nasiri, commander of the IRGC’s Protection Bureau, is believed to have fled from Iran to a US embassy in one of the small Persian Gulf states.
The Iranian regime is, expectedly, downplaying the defection of one of its kings, saying the supreme leader dismissed BG Nasiri.
Nasiri reportedly, “had in possession a large volume of documents recording the travels of senior IRGC commanders, intelligence personnel, and operational units to foreign countries.”
Those who do not know the Signposts (such as the author of this news report) say further about the documents mentioned, “It could represent a coup for the U.S. intelligence community, which has long sought information on Iran’s military apparatus and plans.” It’s the “plans” that caught my attention.
Is it possible the documents contain plans for the Second Signpost? If they do, we’ll likely never know on this side of the Second Signpost because the intelligence community would not want to start a panic in the oil markets nor in the broader economy.
However, those plans may be the final motivator for the US Dept. of Defense (DoD) to start their war with Iran to stop those schemes from being enacted. If the war planners see that—surprise!—the Iranian regime is planning to run out all over the Middle East (I find government leaders typically have a deplorable lack of imagination) that may very well be the final trigger for the US to start a war with Iran.
What US leaders would not know is the Iranian regime’s plans are right out of God’s playbook in His Word—the bear in Daniel 7 and the ram in Daniel 8—and that if that’s the case, nothing will stop those plans, just as Daniel 8:4 says (NASB): “No other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power.”
So this unexpected turn of events, this seemingly minor occurrence of some IRGC commander defecting, could be quite significant. Only someone who knows the coming Second Signpost could see the significance of such a development.