Truth, Understanding, Insight

Ambassadors in Reed Boats

26th December 2016, hej


9) Anglo American involvement in the Middle East

As noted before there is a British-American duality. There would be a hairline of difference between the pro-Arab British establishment and the consistent policy of the USA State Department. In 1947 the US State department was following the Arab line, until re-directed by the President. There is a hairline of difference between the Bible believing support for Israel that allowed the Balfour declaration in 1918 and the American political support for Israel in 1967 found with Lyndon B. Johnson. Both Balfour and LBJ were unexpectedly in their positions. Both were a time of miracles.

On January 20, 1969 Richard Nixon succeeded Lyndon B Johnson. In that year for the first time in over 2,000 years ambassadors went out in a reed boat. They did it again on 17 May 1970 arriving in Barbados July 12. In September of 1970 the PLO emerges as it attempts to assassinate the king of Jordan and take control of Jordan, and later that month the PLO hijacks planes on flights to New York from Brussels, Frankfurt and Zurich. Later that year Anwar Sadat comes to power in Egypt, and the Assad family in Syria. Nixon found not much good in the succeeding years, with the Yom Kippur war resulting in an oil embargo. His thoughts to bring about peace between Israel and Egypt was interrupted and his own personal reputation was lost in the 'Watergate' scandal in 1974.

And then a reed boat went forth again in November 1977, but could not reach Egypt. In that very month US pressure to broker a misguided peace deal between Israel and its Arab neighbours resulted in the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat making an official visit to Israel, to meet Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The US president Carter brokered the peace deal in which Israel gave up the Sinai, called the Camp David accords. These accords were rejected by the UN. Also as a result Anwar Sadat was assassinated.

The reed boat voyages had illustrated Isaiah's prophecy, and the events begun from 1969 illustrated just why it would be woe to the land of the overshadowing wings, where swift flying ambassadors gathered, as they continued to interfere in the Middle East making misguided attempts for Arab-Israel peace, while themselves increasingly becoming committed to involvement in conflict in the Middle East. In January 1979 the Persian Monarchy was deposed in Iran. By September 1980 Iran and Iraq were at war. In 1990 the USA led Britain and its allies into war in Iraq in the Gulf war.

The Gulf war and subsequent US troop presence in Saudi Arabia led to the terrorist attack on the Pentagon and World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001, which in turn resulted in the US leading Britain and other allies into an unwinnable situation fighting in Afghanistan in 2001.

Of interest is that on the other wing in Sudan the other ancient Kush during the 1990s Hassan al-Turabi reached out to Islamic fundamentalists. The US listed Sudan as a sponsor of terrorism and they bombed Sudan in 1998. Later Sudan leaders worked to appease international critics by expelling the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and encouraging Bin Laden to leave.

Back to the other wing of British American overshadowing, as a result of the Gulf war the United States established two "no-fly" zones in Iraq: one in the south, where the Hussein regime had persecuted the Shiite Arabs; the 2nd was in Kurdish northern Iraq. The Baghdad government was forbidden to operate any aircraft in these zones, enforced by US and Britain's adjacent air capacity. Thus they literally overshadowed this area. To further overshadow over the ancient Cushite area, Britain, USA, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq in search of weapons of mass destruction and for eight years had to watch as the opposition grew. On the removal of British and American troops, Iraq descended into chaos and violence.

With the advent of the recent Syrian Civil war to remove the Assad regime, the woe continues to the overshadowing Anglo-American power over the arc between the two ancient Cush areas from Assyria to Egypt and Sudan continues to fragment into violence.

That woe has come, and been determined on the US, and that it has been recognised is shown by the most extraordinary oft repeated quotation from Isaiah 9:10 by US leaders as a result of the loss of the World Trade Centre. The next day Sept. 12, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said,

“America will emerge from this tragedy as we have emerged from all adversity – united and strong. ... But there is a passage in the Bible from Isaiah that speaks to all of us at times like this.
“The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars. “

This was repeated by on the 3rd anniversary of the attack, Sept. 11, 2004, another U.S. senator running for vice president, John Edwards entire speech was built on a foundation of Isaiah 9:10:

On the 14 June 2012 US President Barak Obama wrote on a steel beam at the World Trade Centre site

“We remember,” he wrote. “We rebuild. We come back stronger!”
Cahn continued: “So now the now the tower will be crowned and finished with words paralleling Isaiah 9:10, the ancient vow of national judgment. The tower was begun with the laying down of a hewn stone, the very same object mentioned in Isaiah 9:10 which begins the rebuilding.”

America's leaders were knowingly quoting a passage that surely even a cursory examination of the context showed was quoting Ancient Israel's leaders rebellious words. The Assyrians had invaded Ancient Israel. The leader of Al-Qaeda causing the US to say this was bin Laden a Yemeni Kindite from Saudi Arabia, living at the time in exile in Sudan, in Cush, but with links to Afghanistan. The response Yahweh gave to Ancient Israel's words of pride was

The Syrians before, and the Philistines (Palestinians) behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. (Isaiah 9:12)

In a curious, and not insignificant, parallel both the Syrians and Palestinians have recently brought utter confusion and woe to US foreign policy.

That pointer to the land inheriting woe being the land of America, despite the British connection and the role of the UN, is that whereas Britain and the UN aren't in symbol associated with wings, America is.

Thor had hoped setting fire to the reed boat Tigris would bring mankind to see reason in the world at war in 1978, but in fact he was merely a witness that the state of war in that region was to continue from that point and bring the woe that went with it. Thor was 'thunder' to Heyerdahl the 'Protector -valley'

Isaiah 9 connects to Isaiah 18 not just in terms of Woe predicted to a far distant land, but in terms of the promise for the near future.

All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. ... In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion. (Isaiah 18:3-7)

In 1967 the ensign of Israel was lifted up upon the mountains, when Israel re-claimed by miracle the land their fathers walked on including Jerusalem which is Zion. In the next year the reed boats went out. There will be no peace until the Prince of peace comes to Zion.

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy...For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:2-7)

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