Saturday, October 5, 2013

Global SITREP A16-13: "I Will Set Egyptians Against Egyptians"

UPDATE 9 OCTOBER 2013: The promised criminal trial of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been announced to commence on 4 November by the Middle East News Agency (MENA). Morsi will be tried by Judge Ahmed Sabry Youssef along with 14 other defendants. In addition to compromising Egyptian national security, Morsi will also be charged with "inciting his supporters to commit premeditated murder."

5 October 2013: Yesterday, in the discussion going on within the comments of SITREP A30-13, an Eschatology Today reader asked:  "Are the Egyptians really planning an attack against Gaza?"

The response was: Yes.

HAMAS has been put on notice by the Egyptian military that it bears full responsibility for any and all attacks on Egyptian forces in the Sinai, and for any deterioration in the security situation with Israel; that Egyptian forces will strike HAMAS and its leadership directly.

In anticipation of the necessity for strikes against HAMAS the Egyptian military has been flying reconnaissance drones over Gaza in order to select high priority targets in Rafah and Khan Younis.

Intense Egyptian army operations are ongoing in the northern Sinai. It would not take much for these forces to spin around and take aim at Gaza.

Now, why is this important to Eschatology Today readers?  Because of the critically information posted originally in this SITREP back in July regarding Isaiah 19 and Ezekiel 29. Even more to the point are the details I gave in my response to the above question:

"I am of the opinion that the reference to Hagarenes in Psalm 83 is a direct reference to Islamic jihadists. Prior to Muhammed and the rise of Islam, Hanif Arabs were fundamentalists in Arabia who adhered to monotheistic believe in the God of Abraham. Mohammed came along and these ancient Hanif Arabs were deceived and adopted his Al-Lah as being the same as their Al-Lah.

The Hanif Arabs came from Hagar's (Arabic: Hajar) son (by Abraham) Ishmael, so they are a descended branch of the "Ishmaelite" family tree and originated in the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia (near Mecca).

Many modern Arabic words have their root in Hagar/Hajar, words such as: mujahir/mujahid, hajir (the Hajj pilgrimage all muslims must make) and hijra. In today's language a Hagarene (Hajarene) can mean any Muslim or Ishmaelite, and the most fundamentalist of them are the mujahideen, or Islamic jihadists, a/k/a Al Qaeda et al. Even the al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (MB) of Egypt."

Update 09 July 2013: Based upon the released transcript of the last meeting between Mohamed Morsi and General Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi it seems apparent that the military and judiciary now running Egypt have planned from the outset to place the former president on trial on charges of compromising the national security of Egypt. Here is the English-language translation of the transcript released on 5 July by Al-Watan ("The Nation") one of Egypt's most popular daily newspapers.




Morsi: What’s the military’s position concerning what’s going on? Is it just going to stand by watching? Shouldn’t it protect the legitimacy?

Sisi: What legitimacy? The entire army is with the will of the people, and the overwhelming majority of people, according to documented reports, don’t want you.

Morsi: My supporters are many and they won’t be silent.

Sisi: The army will not allow anyone to destroy the nation, no matter what happens.

Morsi: What if I don’t want to leave?

Sisi: The matter is settled and no longer up to you. Try to leave with your dignity and tell those whom you call supporters to go back to their homes in order to prevent bloodshed, instead of threatening the people through them.

Morsi: But this way it will be a military coup, and America won’t leave you alone.

Sisi: The people concern us, not America. And since you’ve started to talk this way, I’ll talk to you candidly. We have evidence to condemn you and to condemn many governmental officials of compromising Egypt’s national security. The judiciary will have its say and you will all be judged before the whole people.

Morsi: Okay, can you permit me to make a few phone calls and then afterwards I’ll decide on what to do?

Sisi: You are not permitted; but we can let you check up on your family only.

Morsi: Am I imprisoned or what?

Sisi: You are under arrest from this moment.

Morsi: Don’t think the Brotherhood is going to stand by if I leave office. They will set the world on fire.

Sisi: Just let them try something and you’ll see the reaction of the army. Whoever among them wants to live in peace, he’s more than welcome; otherwise, [if they try anything] we will not leave them alone. We will not single anyone out, and the Brotherhood is from the Egyptian people, so don’t try to use them as fuel for your disgusting war. If you truly love them, leave office and let them go to their homes.

Morsi: Anyway, I’m not going, and the people outside of Egypt are all with me, and my supporters are not going.

Sisi: Anyway, I’ve advised you.

Morsi: Okay, but take care—I’m the one who hired you as minister and can remove you.

Sisi: I became minister of defense due to the military’s will and not yours—and you know this very well. Moreover, you can’t remove me; that’s it—you no longer have any legitimacy.

Morsi: Okay, if I agree to be removed, will you allow me to travel abroad and promise not to imprison me?
Sisi: I can’t offer you any promises. It’s the justice [department] that will pass its verdict.

Morsi: Okay, if that’s the case, I’ll make it war, and we’ll see who will prevail in the end.

Sisi: Naturally the people will win.
It appears to me that it was this conversation which set in motion the events which will bring the last days "Egyptians against Egyptians" prophecy of Isaiah 19 and "The Proclamation Against Egypt" prophecy of Ezekiel 29 to fulfillment over the coming days, months and years. I believe this will be a long-term process of fulfillment stretching well into the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ. Coming soon, I will address some details about what those dire prophecies foretell for Egypt.

03 July 2013 (Updated 4 July): Today the Egyptian military made good on its 48-hour ultimatum and sacked the Islamist al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun President Mohamed Morsi. The announcement was made on Egyptian TV by 58-year old Army Chief of Staff General Abdul-Fattah Khalil el-Sisi this evening because President Morsi "did not meet the demands of the masses."

In the announcement General el-Sisi suspended the Egyptian constitution and effectively removed the Islamist Ikhwan from governance, replacing it with a technocratic interim ruling council led by the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, 67-year old Justice Adly Mahmud Mansour, while preparations for a new round of transition elections are planned for per the Egyptian army's plan to return to civilian rule.
  
General el-Sisi's announcement was greeted with wild jubilation and fireworks in Cairo's Tahrir Square while to the north, in Alexandria, armed clashes between Islamists and anti-Ikhwan protesters are raging this evening on its streets.

The situation in Egypt is extremely dangerous and a new phase of the Isaiah 19 prophecy concerning Egypt is unfolding before our eyes. The Islamists can be counted on to launch a counter-coup with the goal of killing the popular Egyptian style democracy and replacing with a totalitarian, clerical Islamist regime like that of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Egypt's troubles are just beginning.

6 comments:

Sean Osborne said...

Since the eruption of the protests against Mubarak's rule I've been looking at Isaiah 19 with great interest.

This is a massive prophecy and appears to me to be one that has a long-term to ultimate fulfillment, different aspects of this prophecy fulfill over time.

There appears to be serious civil war issues along the Nile and within the Nile Delta region in particular. Zoan (ancient Tanis, the present-day Tall Ṣān al-Ḥajah) to Noph (ancient Memphis just south of Cairo) are the keys here.

Verse 18 appears to have Israel in control of five formerly Egyptian cities.

At this point I believe the long-term nature of the prophecy might well resolve who the "cruel lord" and "fierce king" of verse 4 will be. For this I believe we need look to Daniel 11:42-43.

Great Grany 5 said...

Still chasing rabbits in Daniel's 11th chapter. This is one chapter that I am sorely depending on my commentary for. I have decided to outline the whole chapter so I can get it organized in my head, besides in my notes.

The news media in the USA is working very diligently to throw the conflict into the favor of the Muslim Brotherhood. And those responsible for NPR should be tried for treason.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean, from the conversation you noted in the exchange between Morsi and General Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, it is evident that Morsi isn't the brightest light bulb in Egypt but his arrogance reminds me of a similar person in our own country. I am going to pay some very special attention to Isaiah and Ezekiel. During all of this our media has played the Zimmerman ploy to avoid the real news out of the ME. What very serious events are they covering up this time. It seems to be their usual tactic until the kettle boils over and makes a big mess. Anyway, my prayers are with Coptic Christians in Egypt because you know they will be set upon.

Shalom and have a great week in the Lord, GG5

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean, friend told me the www.eutimes.net is a Christian Hate site and is not known for being truthful. Just ignore the other thing because the woman I was so worried about was sent the same message.

Still shouting great SHALOM/gg5 AT YOU.

Sean Osborne said...

GG5,

Yup, the eutimes.net website is definitely one to be avoided at all costs. It is ground zero for just about every conspiracy loon on planet earth, and a few others who are positively certifiable.

Sean Osborne said...

For the Record: The sides in the Egyptian civil war as foretold by Isaiah 19 and Ezekiel 29 are known to us by their modern names.

On one side there is the Egyptian Army itself, secular and liberal Muslim Egyptians, and the Coptic Christians.

On the other side there are the Salafi jihadists in Egypt and Sinai who are theologically led by Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi.

These Salafi jihadists are operating on both sides of the Suez Canal.

In Egypt they are known as the Brigades of Abdullah Azzam in Egpyt, the Al-Furqan Brigades and a subunit known as the Al-Nusrah Battalion.

In the Sinai there are also three distinct groups operating: Ansar Jerusalem, Al-Salafiyyah al-Jihadiyyah and Jund al-Islam.

Names of newly emergent groups will undoubtedly be added over time.