Evidence is mounting that the flight and weapon systems involved in the September 14 attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil processing facility were Iranian in origin as well as from the general direction of Iran or southern Iraq.
If this is all true, and the IRGC is ultimately responsible for taking out 5 or 6 percent of the world’s oil production, what is to stop it from taking out all the remaining oil facilities in the Middle East in order to bring the total to 25 percent taken out?
Unlike ballistic missiles which can be defended against and shot down, there is no automated system that can protect against a cloud of drones. The defense system to protect against such an attack has not been developed and fielded yet. Defense would require soldiers with anti-aircraft guns and anti-aircraft missiles surrounding every oil processing facility.
The world seems to be sleeping, just as the church as the ten virgins are still snoozing away. What makes people think Iran won’t just take out the oil facilities in (see map) (1) northern Iraq, (2) southern Iraq, (3) Kuwait, (4) eastern Saudi Arabia, (5) Qatar, and (6) the UAE? Once that happens, the Second Signpost officially begins with the Iranian boots on the ground moving out while the world stares in horror at the loss of one-quarter of all its oil.
To western minds is Iran just reacting to sanctions without an overarching strategy of Shia domination of Muslim nations in the Middle East and economic chaos across much of the world? Do people really think Iran will stop with the one facility?
To those who know the Signposts, it is definitely in Iran’s plans to do these things, to occupy, to remove oil production. So what is to stop Iran from finishing the job and taking out 25 percent of the oil flow of the world?
Nothing; except God’s grace giving us a little more time.
The silence is deafening.
Categories: In The News, Signpost #2: Iran
The Yemeni Armed Forces is claiming responsibilty for the attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure.
They claim that even though the distance between the Yemen launching site of the drones and where each drone’s 4 bombs struck was over 1000 km, the Sammad-3 drones used had a flying range of 1500-1700 km., meaning that they were not able to fly back, after releasing their bombs, to where they supposedly took off from in Yemen. But they would have enough range left to then land in Iran, which has many ties with Yemen.
Since we have Daniel 8:4, we don’t need to waste time trying to find out who did what. We know who the ram is, and it is not Yemen. “I watched the ram as he charged toward the west and the north and the south. No animal could stand against him, and none could rescue from his power” (NIV). I thought that the ram clould not charge west, north, and south simultaneously. With drones it can be done.
A few years ago you reported on a project to rebuild a Teheran to Susa railroad. Any updates on its status?
I haven’t been able to find anything.
I always felt the u.s had quite a bit of edge in advanced weapons but this attack on oil facilities has changed my thought on the matter. Iran or whomever fired these weapons sent them without being detected, I think that is a game changer and will imbolden Iran. The playing field has evened out the Russians and China seem to also have high tech weapons on par with US. I think now it’s less likely Americans will want to be part of a war against Iran if they know there ships and troops are more at vulnerable.Trump is wise to step back…
When in Daniel it states that the Ram was charging westward, southward and northward. No beast could stand before him and no one could rescue from his power.
Could this be simply that Iran, with its huge arsenal of missiles and strategic location next to the Straits of Hormuz and UAE (with most of Oiler’s fields near coast) could dominate the area WITHOUT boots on the ground invasion of neighbouring territories . They would still have absolute dominance with the ability to fire missiles from their mobile transporters at will…and the Saudis don’t seem to be able to defend against this threat, they also have a war on 2 fronts with Yemen on their southern border.
Then if Turkey with an alliance of Russia etc were to then take over they would control a huge amount worlds oil and gas supplies.
To me, one of the most disturbing aspects of this whole affair is the lack of media attention, at least in Europe. To be true, it is covered in detail – but hardly ever as the front page article of newspapers and websites. You have to go to page three for it… I am willing to go to very last of pages for news concerning this, but that is only because I was awakened before by Joel Richardson, Nelson Walters and Mark Davidson.
In the Netherlands I know of only one single secular journalist that is warning against Iran for many years already. I am not aware of christian media paying any attention to it. And In some worldwide news media, the fact that there is now LESS chance of war with Iran because “Bolton has bolted” took precedence over the September 14th attacks and the now proven vulnerability of the oil supplies!
Is this only Satan’s lullaby, or is there human involvement here too? I suspect the latter. For another extremely important thing, that comes even later and lower in the media than Iran, is the negative interest rates. Already over a year more and more central banks, including the European central bank, ask money if common banks want to store money at it. And now, more and more common banks ask money from rich people to store their money for them. The news about this has only reached the media because these negative interest rates are now looming for less rich people too.
Economic simpleton though I am, I can only conclude that the western world’s economic and financial systems are stretched way beyond what their structures and mechanisms can sustainably handle. They may implode any moment now. Certain people want to postpone this as long as possible, by preventing panic that would trigger the downfall. So not too much talk on front pages about the things that really matter, please…
Why, if the Iranians wait a little longer the whole system might even come crashing down before they do anything bigger than September 14th! It certainly will if they do. And Russia has built economical and financial structures to prevent too much harm for them if the West collapses. I do not know this about China, but I suspect they are prepared as well. A few years ago they openly warned the USA that they would sell all their Dollar reserves if keeping them would start costing them more than selling them. They even honestly and truthfully added the warning that China is not a philanthropist to the USA…
Although drone use by Iran is in harmony with the ram butting in three directions (Daniel 8:4), there is nothing scripturally to indicate the use of drones.
Having previously found four Nostradamus quatrains to be in harmony with scriptures concerning the first signpost (8:70 mentions a villain “tyrannizing over Mesopotamia”; 1:55 mentions war “over against where Babel used to stand”; 1:70 mentions “war in Persia dragging on”; 3:44 mentions an “animal domesticated by man” that “comes to speak”), I wondered if there are any quatrains related to second signpost drone attacks. To narrow my search of the 942 quatrains, I simply looked up all references to “sky.” I found only one to be of interest: 2:70. It may be suggesting cruise missles more than drones. Richard Sieburth’s 2012 translation of 2:70 reads:
The spear of the sky shall streak far & wide :
Many executed, talking as they die :
Stone striking tree : proud people on its knees :
Man-beast monster born : purge & purify.
The French text behind this translation was first published in 1555.
Certainly the western system could come crashing down on its own but it might take a while. I’ve seen several of the better financial experts say a black swan event would start the house of cards collapsing. I’ve long-viewed the Second Signpost as that event. Here’s the link – https://foursignposts.com/2013/06/20/the-signpost-perspective-the-coming-black-swan-event/
We will see before long if Trump will do anything. He’s inbetween a rock and a hard place, and with the elections in Israel… No one wants another Gulf war (in the West), and wars are fought and won with the will. It will be interesting to watch how God is going to let this play out.
I think the push south,north,west will need boots on the ground, I think a total collapse of these governments upon the rams charge is needed in order for the 4 nations to arise.i guess we wait!
Your statement, “It will be interesting to watch how God is going to let this play out,” is a gem. It acknowledges God’s interest in what is about to happen. Statements He inspired Daniel and later John to write correspond with what must happen to fulfill purposes He had from the beginning. Most people were not affected by the first signpost. Almost everyone will be affected by the second signpost.
“These things [events after the Exodus of Israel from Egypt] happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come” (1 Corinthians 10:11 1984 NIV).
What was true then is true now. We who know about the four signposts can use what is about to happen as an opportunity to inspire faith in God and reliance on Bible teachings.
I believe that is correct. One major goal of the regime is to instill their Revolution in other Muslim countries. To do that, boots on the ground are required. Daniel Revisited chapter 10 talks about this.
With what I am still seeing Mark is that Trump is desiring a strong defensive front rather than an aggressive one, Bolton’s firing seems to be evident of this. Trump seems to be monitoring how decisions Middle East affect the markets, specifically oil. I read a couple of years ago that Iran benefits from a higher market (closer to $70/barrel) due to costs in refining and delivery of the refined oil. (This production cost would drop with obtaining Iraqi oil btw.) The Saudis have some of the smoothest oil in the world that doesn’t need near as much refinement. West Texas crude typically runs about in the low 50s in production.
I keep pondering on the fact that if only two states in the Midwest flip back to the Democratic candidate in the next election, Trump is out. And if that happens, many things will change one of which would be a strong drop in the stock market and also current policies in the Middle East which may allow Iran to do anything that they want to do. I personally don’t like presenting that as a possible scenario but can’t seem to rule it out either.
Many don’t like President Trump tweeting his thoughts. I’m glad to read them. They reveal his understanding or lack thereof on many important issues. Here are six Trump tweets concerning Iran followed by my comments in brackets.
2018-05-13 “Remember how badly Iran was behaving with the Iran Deal in place. They were trying to take over the Middle East by whatever means necessary. Now, that will not happen!” [But Daniel 8:4 indicates that Iran will take over the Middle East.]
2018-08-07 “The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!” [But Revelation 6:4 indicates that Iran will take peace from the earth.]
2019-01-30 “The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong! When I became President Iran was making trouble all over the Middle East, and beyond. Since ending the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal, they are MUCH different, but a source of potential danger and conflict. They are testing Rockets (last week) and more, and are coming very close to the edge. There [Their] economy is now crashing, which is the only thing holding them back. Be careful of Iran. Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school! [But Iran’s IRGC Quds Force is still making trouble all over the Middle East and beyond.]
2019-05-19 “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!” [Mr. President, you really ought to study Daniel 8:4 and read the book “Daniel Revisited.”]
2019-07-03 “Iran has just issued a New Warning. Rouhani says that they will Enrich Uranium to ‘any amount we want’ if there is no new Nuclear Deal. Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!” [But Revelation 6:4 indicates that Iran will be given “a great sword” which might indicate nuclear weapons.]
2019-09-18 “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” [But nothing can stop the fulfillment of divinely-inspired prophecy.]
President Trump has repeatedly said that we are not looking for regime change in Iran (which cannot happen until Daniel 8:7 is fulfilled). He also has said that Iran could become great. The last phrase of Daniel 8:4 indicates that Iran will become great.
It seems to me that we will have to have a President and Congress that will not want to get involved in the Middle East for the end times to fully take place.
But let not your heart be troubled, God has ordained all things, even the rise of the Antichrist. This whole world system will have to come down before the Lord can build His Kingdom where we will help Him govern in righteousness. (Mat 25) Cool and amen! Right? 🙂 We have a lot to look forward to, and that’s what will get us through the hard and dark times ahead.
Daniel said, “Let the name of God be blessed forever and forever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. It is He who changes times and epochs; He removes kings and establishes [sets up] kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding [knowers].” Daniel 2:20-21 NASB
Total agreement with what you said. I do think that it is still possible that a revival for the nation could happen in the midst of next four-six years. Evangelicals have yet to drain to their own swamp under Trump and they need to. We still have ministers that defend their luxurious lifestyles and five airplanes that were on Trump’s prayer team when he got elected. I do see some trying to confront this more like Dr Michael Brown. The current issue with Todd Bentley is evident how some like Rick Joyner still don’t understand the importance of discipline and the removal of unruly exploitive ministers. I truly believe God was giving many time to straighten out their churched and deal with hypocrisy. There is still a lot of affluenza and a lack sound theology going on with certain ministers and assemblies.
Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, was appointed by and reports directly to the Supreme Leader. These military organizations are under Major General Baqeri’s command:
1. Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Sepah), which includes Ground Force, Basij, Quds Force, Aerospace Force, Navy (fast attack boats).
2. Islamic Republic of Iran Army (Artesh), which includes Ground Force, Air Defense, Air Force, Navy (ships).
3. Law Enforcement Force (Police).
Since General Baqeri might be the one who coordinates launching the second signpost, whatever he says should be carefully studied. At least two Iranian websites in English, https://ifpnews.com/ and https://www.tasnimnews.com/en , have today reported these statements by Baqeri (words in italics were added by the English translator for clarity; words in brackets are my comments):
“Today, enemies [of Iran], who are fearful of a war with Iran, have taken the path of economic terrorism,” Major General Baqeri said, addressing an open session of the [Iranian] parliament on Tuesday [2019-09-24].
“We have repeatedly warned the enemies that if they invade this country, they will be treated like the American drone and the British oil tanker, and that the result of this invasion will be captivity and defeat,” the top commander said.
“We say to the neighboring countries that we have no enmity with you. Countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are Muslim countries that have lost their [Islamic] path [by cooperating with intruding non-Muslims] and should side with Iran so that the regional security will be preserved,” he added.
“(Now that) we have an independent defense industry in Iran today [unlike Islamic nations who buy military equipment from enemies of Islam], these (military advances) belong to the Muslim world and everyone [of Islamic nations in the Middle East] should know that regional security is provided by the cooperation of regional countries,” Major General Baqeri stated. [This implies that Middle East nations not cooperating with the regional security that Iran’s “independent defence industry” can provide, are in the way of what needs to be done to secure the region for Islam.]
Mark: Any reported Iranian troop movements conglomerating around Susa? That would be a dead giveaway as to timing.
from the Supreme Leader of Iran’s website a 2019 photo captioned “IRGC senior commanders met with Ayatollah Khamenei”
Daniel 8:3-4 Jewish Publication Society’s 1985 translation:
I looked and saw a ram
standing between me and the river;
he had two horns;
the horns were high,
with one higher than the other,
and the higher sprouting last.
I saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward.
No beast could withstand him,
and there was none to deliver from his power.
He did as he pleased and grew great.
My last post indicated that a photo of a meeting between the Supreme Leader of Iran and IRGC senior commanders was taken in 2019. After further research I can now say that that meeting and that photo of it happened on October 2, 2019. Here are three photos of the same event.
Why the Supreme Leader of Iran allowed these photos to be taken and published, I don’t know. But as one familiar with “Daniel Revisited” chapter 10, I find them VERY interesting.
Yes they are interesting photos, with one horn being the lone man, and the other being the crowd in front of him.
I removed the link from your prior post because the linked site was the supreme leader’s site. I thought it best for this site here to keep a low profile with regard to the first horn. One never knows.
For the safe continuation of speaking “often one to another,” any reference or phrase that could be flagged for investigation must be carefully avoided. Concerning the meeting referred to, I have noticed that the SL of I has been rolling out photos of it. His site now displays 63 photos of the event!
What I said about Iran “pawing the ground” to test its strength before they do what God said they will do in Daniel 8 has not gone unnoticed in Israel. The urgency in this article is evident and as you say just when Iran feels it is ready and God allows it to charge…how I wish our own government took this approach and their grave underestimation of Iran.