Saturday, 21 May 2011

Middle East Political Upheavals 2011

The updates below are current as at  8 June 2017

Events as at 8/6/17 in the Middle East (region defined below), now including the crisis in relations within the Gulf Cooperation Councilare, are so serious that "complexity risk", as one observer described some other modern crises, is undermining existing models of explanation.  Conventional analytical models, almost exclusively from secular materialist perspectives, are virtually obsolete now.  Therefore, one suggests, 'The Biblical Model' of explanation offered in these pages and in the Key Event files stored at "" deserves attention.

One example of these "complexity risks" is in Northern Syria where the Americans are supporting Kurds and Arabs, near the Turkish border, as nearly everyone fights ISIS.  Turkey, fellow NATO ally with the USA, wants ther US and Arabs to stop supporting the Kurds and giving them weapons that might later be used against Turkish citizens.  Most Kurdish military groups are "terrorists" according to the Turks.  As if 'Syria' was not complicated enough!  But within the last few days another group of Arab and Muslim countries are threatening to undo instability in another Mid-East sub-region.  Saudi Arabia, some 'Emirates' and Egypt are putting pressure on Qatar to desist helping Hamas in Gaza where even Israel facilitates Qatar's assistance to Gazans with housing projects and developing medical facilities destroyed by Israel's rockets and bombs as the Jewish state defended itself from rocket salvos from Gaza's tunnels.  Israeli public opinion does not want to see the elderly, women and children interminably suffer because of these acts of aggression, defence and counter-attack.  But Qatar's assistance to the governing authority in Gaza, i.e., Hamas, arguably releases the latter to divert scarce finances into weapons.  Apparently, that bothers Saudi Arabia and more obviously Egypt where the regime in power is no friend of Hamas.  Complexity is building upon complexity.    

The author, back from London (6-18 May 2017) and Melbourne (19-31 May 2017) is even more confident of the view that the world is witnessing many seemingly unrelated events that are in fact converging on one goal:  The Ezekiel 38:1 to 39:16 Gog-Magog invasion of Israel.  Bible theologians typically converge and combine the the Ezekiel invasion with a second invasion in Revelation 20:8.  The two are quite separate and distinct.  They have two different leaders and take place on two different occasions.  The first before the Millennial-Messianic Kingdom and the second or last at the end of that kingdom necessitating at least a millennium between the two invasions.   To the modern mind, even to non-secular minds of Bible students, it seems extraordinary that the events described in the 39 verses beginning with Ezekiel 38:1 really could happen.  The Bible records massive stones and ice-balls descending from the heavens to defeat an anti-Israelite army in Joshua 10.  One accepts the historicity of that event.  Nevertheless, it is still hard to conceive a sinilar catastrophe occurring again.  However, in a world so numbed by evolutionism and many other isms, the last staement in Ezekiel's 38th chapter suggests only extreme methods are now available to God to make himself knwon to unbelievers here on Earth.  Certainly no one is listening to us! 

Nevertheless, one invites the reader to delve into the writings in the following Domain name/URL:

For the purpose of this blog, the "Middle East" is defined as stretching from Tunisia to Afghanistan and from Astana in Kazakhstan to the South Sudan.  One might even rope-in Congo Kinshasha into that vast volatile and vexatious group.

Before reading the essays below, a brief explanatiom of them  These essays are listed across to the right hand side of this Blog-page.  These essays explain why we are re-writing the ancient histories of the vast region we define as 'The Middle East' to properly explain why this region is in such trouble.

This blog has four of these 'background' essays for the reader to view.  They are dated "2008 (2), 2009 (1) and  2011 (1)":

(1)  In 2008, I published "Reconstructing Ancient Egyptian History".  That 'essay'  has been updated over the years and is regarded as current (April 2017) by the author until other evidence arises to necessitate edition;

(2)  Also in 2008, I published "Queen Hatshepsut is Queen Sheba".   That 'essay' has also been updated over the years and is regarded as current (April 2017) by the author until other evidence arises to necessitate edition;

(3)  In 2009, four years after completing the 4th edition of the book entitled Memphis, Merneptah and Ramesses And the Winged Disk of Judah an 'essay' summarising tne book is published here.  Written by Don Stewart after decades of research into the issues raised in the two essays of 2008, this book is freely available by accessing the URL:

In 2011, I began publishing an 'essay' via this blog under the heading "Middle East Political Upheavals 2011".  This is a running or continuing commentary on the chaos of the Middle East (as specially defined above) commencing from the so-called "Arab Spring" of 2011.   This is the 'Essay' which Google search engines generally open to unless one specifically searches for the other essays.  Because events are moving quickly, the comments under "Middle East Political Upheavals 2011" are far more frequently edited or updated.  Readers need to note the date at which the essay is updated.  However, for a detailed analysis of what is going on around the world, one needs to access the "Key Event" files also at

The Middle East Crises involving destructive wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and the regional civil wars raging in large countries like Congo Kinshasha,  are now well into their sixth year of operation.  As at 3 A[ril 2017, a comparitive quiet has descended on Syria as Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan attempt to broker peace in Syria.  There has been no success in the Syrian peace talks in Astana Kazakhstan and now a fifth Geneva Round has broken down.  Further afield, friction rages in Afghanistan, Nagorno Karabakh (Armenia-Azerbaijan), Ukraine (heating up again in late February 2017), South Sudan, Central African Republic and Nigeria (Boko Haram).  About 63 million refugees are swarming around these regions.  Many of them are flooding into Europe and any other place they can try to get to such as Australia.

One is now commenting on these and other events related to these disturbing times in "Key Events" which are located in the above URL.

Across the world, Shiite Muslims and other Islamic factions are being stirred up because they believe their Messiah the Mahdi is coming to bring order out of the coming or developing chaos.  "Mahdi" is a play on words for Mohammad and the ancient Egyptian term "Maat" (bringing 'order out of chaos').  However, their ideas about a Mahdi-Messiah essentially derive from Biblical prophecy about the return of Jesus of Nazareth.  He will soon establish the Kingdom of God rejected by Israel's leadership in AD 30.  Now that the Jews are returning to Israel, we are on the way to seeing fulfillment of God's Kingdom Plan offered to the AD 30 Generation of Israel.  Of course this Kingdom also benefits pre-Church Saints and this era's Church of Christ saints.  However, primarily the Kingdom still belongs to Israel when that nation eventually acknowledges the fmistake by its AD 30 generation whose leaders refused to accept Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah of Israel and Saviour of the World from its Sin.  This is a matter of Faith but, from this perspective, one day, Israel will invoke the prayers of Isaiah 53, Zechariah 12 and Hosea 6:1, and other passages, to usher in the return of The Christ.

"Key Events" examines current day issues from these perspectives as well as from others such as the implications emanating from Adam's fatal decision to consume (Hebrew 'acol, 'a all' or '@') from the Tree of Knowledge (Science and Technology).   "Key Events" also uses the results of revised chronology outlined in the three essays written in 2008 (2) and 2009 (1) as noted above.  The events in the countries listed above are almost certainly a pre-amble to the Ezekiel 38:1 to 39:16 prophecy about one of the two Gog-Magog invasions that threaten Israel according to Biblical Prophecy (Ezekiel then Revelation).

In January 2017, in Paris, seventy nations resolved to declare that Jerusalem should be an "International city".   The irony here is that in Biblical times the nations went to Jerusalem to witness each year the slaughter of seventy bulls for the sins of each nation.  In the Millennial Mesianic Kingdom in the probably-near future the nations will once again come to Jerusalem to observe the Festival of Tabernacles (revamped for the Messianic-Millennial Kingdom);  or else they will not get rain that year.

While the nations currently conspire to frustrate God's Plan for the nation of Israel, and befpre it repents of its decision regarding Jesus of Nazareth in AD 30, God is quietly lining many nations up for punishment.  Their Secular, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Communist and Buddhist leaders are blissfully unaware of what the One True God plans to do!     On 18 January 2017, Hamas, Fatah and a jihadist organisation resolved in Moscow to re-unite perhaps encouraged by the seventy nations' resolution in Paris on 15 January 2017.  Muslims too are ranged against Israel.  But world developments at present suggest the other groups against Israel are allying to crush, reduce, sanitize and re-educate Islamicists.  Hindus, Bhuddists, Secularists, Roman Catholics etc, et al, have no 'love' for Islam.   As Confucian-Communist China and Eastern Orthodox / Secular- Russia continue to block resolutions in the UN Security Council aimed at censoring Syria's Assad for war crimes and chemical weapon usage, one has to ask if there is not some sort of hidden agenda in there (at the UN) aimed at sanitizing Islam!  Of course, since Westphalia in 1648 the world governance system has been sanitizing genuine Bible-based Christianity.

We await two trumps.

Firstly, President-elect Trump's suggestion that the US Embassy to Israel should be shifted to Jerusalem.  The so-called 'Palestinians' are very unhappy about this.  Perhaps those developments just referred to incite a decision as per "Gog's" plan in Ezekiel chapters 38-9.  The reconstructed history referred to led to a reconstructed map of the world in the days of Ezekiel's prophecy (600 BC).  That new map shows that the alliance of nations that invades Israel in the First Gog-ite invasion corresponds to those currently in turmoil from Morocco to Afghanistan and from the Caucasus to Congo Kinshasha (formerly "Zaire").

The other 'Trump' we await is found in I Corinthians 15:52 and I Thessalonians 4:16.  As part of one's "2017 Imminence Tour" this will be under investigation in talks with folk in London and Melbourne during a tour of those places in May 2017. 

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