News reports from January 17, 2022 tell us that the Houthi faction ruling Yemen is responsible for a drone and missile attack on United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) oil infrastructure.
Though not as major of an attack as the one that struck Saudi Arabia, it was still a widening of the ongoing war between the Saudis and IRGC-backed Houthi militants.
In the big picture and the Second Signpost, nothing has changed. The ongoing wars between Sunni and Shia Muslims have continued in Syria for many years, and are still ongoing in Yemen.
This is all preparation for the Second Signpost.
Categories: In The News, Signpost #2: Iran
Something that I didn’t catch till watching the last part of John Haller’s prophecy watch earlier today. The drone flew from the southwest of Yemen across a large part of Saudi Arabia to the UAE. It did not hit me until watching this that it was totally a test run of a drone. John also pointed out that the distance also makes the drone able to reach Israel. Good to hear back from you.
And today, just a week later, the Houthi’s were at it again…
“The United Arab Emirates said it intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting its capital, Abu Dhabi, early Monday, following a deadly drone attack on the city a week ago.”
CNN is getting it too: “US enemies are lining up to test Joe Biden”
And then this:
“Iran, China and Russia hold naval drills in north Indian Ocean”
In 1979, on the brink of Saddam’s Iraq becoming the fulfillment of Daniel 7:4 and Revelation 6:1-2, the Islamic Republic of Iran was established. In 1980, Iraq invaded the oil fields of the Khuzestan Province of Iran, resulting in the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988, dubbed the Sacred Defense by Iranian leaders. In 1989, Khomeini died, and the new Supreme Leader Khamenei directed IRGC leaders to replace foreign-made with Iran-made military equipment. The IRGC studied foreign drones, speedboats, etc., and made superior versions of them. In 2020, the IRGC put its Noor spy satellite into orbit. They now have advanced radar that can simultaneously track dozens of moving objects, and they have the missiles to strike them. All foreign military bases in the region are within reach of Iran’s proven pinpoint-accurate missiles. Would Iran be in this strong position had their Sacred Defense experience never happened?
In December of 2021, Turkey began changing its international name to Turkiye, which should be in full use when it must follow Iran’s Daniel 7:5 with Daniel 7:6, Iran’s Daniel 8:3-4 with Daniel 8:5-8a, and Iran’s Revelation 6:3-4 with Revelation 6:5-6.
“When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, ‘Come!’ I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, ‘Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!'” (Revelation 6:5-6 NIV).
If the rider of the black horse is to be Islamic, two questions about Revelation 6:5-6 need to be answered.
(1) Why would the rider be holding a pair of scales in his hand, unless he was promoting honest balances and weights? “Use honest scales and honest weights” (Leviticus 19:36 NIV) is a teaching in Jewish and Christian bibles. Does the Quran promote honest scales and weights? Here are 22 English translations of Quran 17:35, showing that the Quran, despite its false teaching that Jesus was not crucified, does promote honest scales and weights:
(2) Why would there be concern that wine be not damaged when wine drinking is generally forbidden in Islam? Here are the two passages in the Quran discouraging wine drinking:
Yet that same Quran states that in paradise there are rivers of wine that are a joy to drink:
“Hey! Me just getting a foretaste of what me hopes to enjoy in paradise! Hic!”
I believe that the rider of the black horse could be President Erdogan of Turkey, who has spoken against wine drinking. But notice that the voice of concern about protecting the wine is not spoken by the rider, but by a voice among the four living creatures. And then there’s this: “In 2004, there were fewer than 50 licensed wine producers in Turkey. There are now 184. Domestic production of wine increased from just over 28 million litres in 2004 to more than 66 million litres last year, with 97 percent of Turkish-produced wine now consumed domestically.”
On February 1, two articles on Arab news sites should be of interest to anyone expecting the second signpost to begin soon.
“The UAE called on the US to provide it with better anti-missile and anti-drone capabilities to continue defending itself against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi attacks, Emirati diplomats wrote in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece after the militia attacked Abu Dhabi three times in January.”
“More than three years after Morocco cut diplomatic ties with Iran over Iranian-backed Hezbollah’s collusion with the Polisario Front, divergences between Rabat and Tehran are now resurfacing as Morocco protests Iran’s plan to extend its ideological influence to Africa…. Observers have long accused Iran of seeding sectarian rifts in the Middle East through proxy war. Iran is also working to build land corridors across the region in order to improve its capacity to move fighters and supplies from one battlefield to the next.”