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Monumental’: Islamist Super-Bloc Begins Forming In The Middle East

Tip of the hat to Joels Trumpet for the link. Although a strategic alliance between the Shias (Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon) and the Sunnis (Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt-Gaza) will never fully erase the division that exists between both branches of Islam, their collaboration will certainly be enough to instill fear in the hearts of Egypt’s military rulers whom Turkey views as “the enemy”, the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia whom Iran views as the “enemy of Islam” and Israel, of course, who is viewed as the enemy of them all. These are sobering times for all students of Bible prophecy. As events therefore continue to unfold, “let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober” …

 

Revelation 17:13, 17, “These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast… For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.”

2 Thessalonians 2:8, “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.”

By Ryan Mauro, The Clarion Project – “A monumental strategic shift is taking place in the Middle East as an Islamist super-bloc is forming. Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood are making up with Iran and Hezbollah. Egypt and the Gulf states are forming their own alliance. The U.S. outreach to Iran and the Brotherhood has left it missing from the equation.

The Syrian civil war has pitted the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey against Iran, Hezbollah, Iraq and the Syrian regime since 2011. Now, with a bloody stalemate resulting in consequences each side fears, the two sides are looking for ways to make amends.

Turkey has been trying to move its relationship with Iran past the ancient Ottoman-Persian rivalry for years. The Erdogan government gave secret U.S. intelligence to Iran and in early 2012, informed Iran about ten of its nationals meeting with Israeli intelligence inside Turkey.

One of the architects of the Turkish-Iranian relationship is Turkish intelligence chief Hakan Fidan, who the Israeli Defense Minister described as a ‘friend of Iran.’ Some Israeli officials privately refer to him as the ‘station chief in Ankara’ for Iranian intelligence.

These statements about Fidan’s role is not hype. The recent U.S. ambassador to Turkey and Iraq, James Jeffrey, put it this way: ‘Hakan Fidan is the face of the new Middle East.’

Until recently, the bitter civil war in Syria blunted Fidan’s aspirations. Turkey’s ideological ally, the Muslim Brotherhood, is trying to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, Iran’s most valuable ally. But now both sides are exhausted. The war is costly, bloody and no one is gaining anything by its continuance.

Turkey sees Al-Qaeda affiliates taking control of the Syrian rebel cause and Kurdish militias gaining control near the border. The cost of overthrowing Assad would be exorbitant. Al-Qaeda and the Kurds would be even stronger and sectarian warfare will exasperate the refugee crisis.

Assad’s Iranian and Russians backers want him (or at least his regime) to remain in power for strategic reasons, but both have to realize that his forces are overstretched and cannot hope to reclaim the entirety of the country.

High-level Turkish and Iranian officials are meeting with the expressed purpose of ending the sectarian conflict. An unnamed senior Turkey official told Reuters, ‘Both Iran and Turkey are at a point where they think they can work together on Syria.’

Turkey has become the ‘regional hub for the Muslim Brotherhood’s international organization.’ It also hosts a Hamas command post.  If Turkey is reaching out to Iran, it must be assumed that the Brotherhood is doing the same.”