How President Obama’s Cairo Speech Will Shake the Nations

From the August 2009 Trumpet Print Edition

U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to the Middle East at the beginning of June. He met with the leaders of two key Arab nations and had private conversations with them. After visiting Saudi Arabia, he delivered his keynote foreign-policy speech at Cairo University in Egypt to define America’s relationship with the Muslim world.

Iran is the most important part of that subject. Iran is the king of terror and makes the Middle East tremble! But President Obama didn’t even mention the word terrorism in his speech!

I have no reason to doubt Mr. Obama’s sincerity, but his words will cause deadly problems.

The president said, “No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons.” In other words, he believes America by itself should not prevent another nation from getting nuclear bombs—a signal to the world that America the superpower is dead! That means America has no right to forcefully stop Iran’s nuclear program, even though Iran is the number-one terrorist-sponsoring nation in the world by far!

But if the United States does not stop Iran, currently only one other nation will: Israel. And Obama also implied that the Israelis had better not bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities—or America will be against them! What kind of a “superpower” is that?

Commentator Charles Krauthammer called this “the weakest statement on Iran and nukes in at least eight or nine years by anyone in the West” (emphasis mine). That sends a lethal message to the Middle East and to the rest of the world!

And it’s not what even the other Arab nations want to hear. Mort Kondracke said, “The whole Arab world is scared to death of Iran.” That is who President Obama was addressing in this speech. But he said nothing about confronting the king of terror in this world! Considering what Iran is doing now, it should have received the strongest condemnation ever!

President Obama thinks that through his words, he will have peace with Iran. But after the terrorists heard that speech, they had to be rejoicing! When America’s president gives a speech like that, the terrorists have contempt for such weakness and are stirred to fight even harder. They can smell the victory. So we can expect violent terrorism to intensify and shake the nations!

We won’t have long to wait to see who is right.

The Obama administration’s plan to deal with the head of the terrorist snake is to tell Iran and its terrorists, America has stopped using torture. He was mainly referring to American interrogators waterboarding three super-terrorists under the supervision of a doctor. Showing such weakness to the terrorists only adds fuel to the terrorist fire!

Those terrorist murderers go around cutting off people’s heads, shooting men, women and children, and blowing up buildings. Yet even if terrorists are captured and have information about the next bomb to be exploded—maybe a nuclear bomb—the president believes you can’t use waterboarding to get that information from them.

The president also mentioned that he ordered the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison, perhaps the nicest prison in the world.

We are witnessing a reenactment of the 1930s between Chamberlain and Hitler. Chamberlain tried to negotiate his way to peace, as Hitler gobbled up Europe. World War ii was almost lost before the West mustered the will to fight.

Why didn’t the president publicly discuss Iran’s terrorism? You can be sure that is what those Arab leaders talked to him about privately! Their number-one concern is what is happening in Iran! They are frightened of this terrorist nation for good reason. Iran has already toppled governments in the Middle East and now it’s about to get nuclear bombs. Its ambition is to rule that part of the world and more. Do you think the other nations are assured when Mr. Obama says that no one nation can interfere with another’s nuclear program? Why shouldn’t America interfere when human survival may depend on it?

What if Mr. Obama is wrong about his handling of these nuclear terrorist-sponsoring nations like Iran and North Korea, who are ruled by madmen? When you’re dealing with such dreadful issues, it is a mistake you make only once!

President Obama made this speech knowing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said, If America doesn’t knock out Iran’s nuclear capacity, we must! Mr. Netanyahu strongly believes that Israel’s survival depends on it! Israel knows it has been abandoned by the U.S. (The rest of the world abandoned it a long time ago.) The Israelis are scared!

Imagine: If other Arab nations are scared to death of Iran, how do the Jews feel? What are they going to do without help from the U.S.? Their nation has had strong financial and military support from America since its birth in 1948. Their nation has been shaken by President Obama’s speech.

“And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him [here’s the Iranian king of terror—the king of the Middle East]: and the king of the north [the resurrected Holy Roman Empire in Europe] shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over” (Daniel 11:40). This is an end-time prophecy about how powerful and aggressive radical Islam is, and it’s rapidly growing stronger. Iran’s foreign policy is to bully and push its way into controlling the Middle East. It will take more than nice words to stop this pushy terrorist nation. That elephant in the room—the king of terror—Mr. Obama almost overlooks altogether!

President Obama’s speech has also shaken the European nations. It will lead to a clash between these two powers as Daniel prophesied. Europe can now see that America will do nothing to stop the king of the south, or the terrorist movement led by Iran.

So the European Union, which will become the Holy Roman Empire, is now moving into the Middle East. After President Obama’s speech, its presence there will speedily increase. Europe is heavily dependent on Middle East oil. It also has a strong spiritual interest in Jerusalem.

According to Daniel’s prophecy, America will not even be on the scene when this military clash occurs. That should alarm America, as well as Britain and the Jewish nation. It means that America is totally absent because of its economic collapse and lack of will to use its military power. (Request our free booklet on Germany and the Holy Roman Empire for a full understanding.)

Iran supports and controls two areas in particular: Lebanon, via the Hezbollah terrorists, and Gaza, via the Hamas terrorists. Hamas is closely affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and President Obama invited them to hear him at Cairo University. (The invitations were sent out officially by the Cairo and Al-Azhar universities, but the White House helped construct the guest list.)

Meanwhile, Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, didn’t even attend. Hamas’s close friend, the Muslim Brotherhood, was there, but the president of the country wasn’t! “Rather than buttress a loyal ally [Mubarak], Obama’s speech undermines him on his home ground,” wrote Asia Times (June 2). (Mr. Obama’s speech was closely scrutinized around the world.) The Muslim Brotherhood would like very much to overthrow Mubarak—and have tried to do so! Yet Mr. Obama invited them to Cairo University!

Daniel’s prophecy reveals what is about to happen in Egypt. The passage in Daniel 11 continues, “He [the European power] shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape” (verse 42). Why would Europe attack Egypt? Because at that point, it will be aligned with Iran! Egypt is about to experience a radical change! No doubt the Muslim Brotherhood is going to gain control of Egypt. Its invitation to hear that speech from the leader of the free world absolutely strengthens its cause!

The Wall Street Journal reported that Mubarak has recently gotten more control over the Muslim Brotherhood. But Daniel’s prophecy states that the radical terrorists are going to get the upper hand in Egypt. That is certain to happen!

How much did America’s president help the terrorist cause? Probably far more than we imagine. Regardless, God’s prophecy will be fulfilled!

It all gets back to Iran, Iran and Iran! Yet our president will hardly talk about the brutal king of terrorism.

Iran is the terrorist problem in the Middle East. Terrorism started with Iran and is empowered by that nation, more than any other in the world. Iran is the problem you have to deal with if you are ever going to solve anything in the Middle East.

Will it be a problem when the Iranians get nuclear weapons? They will use them—they have said as much! Their plan is to wipe Israel off the map! If they have a chance, that is what they will do.

Is it really rational to think you can stop a murderous terrorist juggernaut with apologetic words? History is replete with failures who tried that approach. And that includes Bible history.

Iran is going to “push” at a European power. That will trigger a nuclear war, which could lead to the extermination of all human life. Is this a time to talk about eliminating waterboarding and closing Guantanamo Bay prison? There are much bigger issues to deal with.

In essence, Mr. Obama said that Hamas terrorists could play a role in Palestinian society—which the White House insists should become its own state. Hamas already controls the Gaza Strip, and is also very strong in the West Bank—Samaria and Judea. Its terrorists are going to take over the West Bank, and then take half of Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:1-2). When they do, would we not look back and say that America helped them do it?

Jerusalem Post journalist Caroline Glick reported that George Mitchell, one of the U.S. State Department’s peace envoys trying to bring peace to Israel, has said that for all these past years Israel has been lying to the United States! Most authorities know that is shamefully untrue.

Israel knows it isn’t going to be able to go to America anymore as it has in the past. So what will it do? It is going to turn to Germany as God uses these events to shake the nations. (Our booklet on the Holy Roman Empire explains how that will happen.)

President Obama’s speech is a great turning point in this world. It is going to play a major role in terrifying prophecies of your Bible being fulfilled. It is beginning because of the broken will of America. God is going to SHAKE this world and start by shaking America, Britain and the Jewish nation for their sins!

Israel has been shaken by this, and friendly Arabs have been shaken. The European Union has been shaken and is going to realize it must protect itself now. Russia and China are going to take advantage of everything they can. God is breaking the pride of our power and raising up Gentile nations and terrible wars because of our sins.

As the United States goes down, our enemies will become far more powerful.

Do our minds truly comprehend what all this means? A powerful Iran is far beyond any other nation in sponsoring the most savage terrorism we have ever seen. And now it is about to get nuclear bombs. Then it will give nuclear weapons to its terrorist proxies.

And these are only the beginning of sorrows!

Here is the truth mankind will not accept at this time: This nuclear nightmare is beyond a human solution. When we finally learn that lesson, our future will be bright forever.

You are about to see nuclear proliferation like you’ve never seen it before. That will bring us to the coming of our Messiah, when He stops the madness. If He didn’t, there would be no flesh saved ALIVE!Nothing left alive! That’s the world we are living in. God is SHAKING the nations, trying to wake more people up!

God is walking and talking His people through the minefields and helping us to realize where we are in Bible prophecy. No matter how bad it looks today, God is about to usher in a utopia that is greater than mankind has ever imagined.