Chapter 7

Egypt and Libya to Join Iran’s Terror Network

From the booklet Libya and Ethiopia in Prophecy
By Gerald Flurry

Philadelphia Trumpet, October 2011

Iran, the number one state sponsor of terrorism by far, has bludgeoned its way into controlling Lebanon and Gaza, and has become the backbone of Syrian terrorism. Iran also bombed and butchered its way into the dominant role in Iraq and Afghanistan (after America thought it had won those wars), and now is empowering the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists to get control of Egypt.

Now America and the West have paved the way for another Iranian victory in Libya. We are rejoicing about the overthrow of Libya’s Muammar Qadhafi, while we should be mourning. Libyan chaos is now the ideal setting for Iran to bring that nation into its deadly terrorist web. The government that replaces Qadhafi will be a thousand times worse.

And you can prove this is going to happen! (More on that later.)

Egypt’s Revolutionary Change

Egypt is rapidly moving into the Iranian camp. That means Egypt, which borders Libya, will now help bring that nation into Iran’s terror network.

Already violence has broken out between Israel and Egypt—after 30 years of peace. Why the big change since President Hosni Mubarak resigned due to massive protests? That is a subject the mainstream media does not like to discuss.

The Muslim Brotherhood has joined forces with the powerful Egyptian military. It clearly is the dominant force inside Egypt, and is getting more control daily.

That means Egypt is in for a radical change, which we have been prophesying for 20 years.

Here is what Stephen Flurry wrote in the April Trumpet magazine: “Four days after Mubarak’s resignation, Der Spiegel published an exposé on Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the ‘father figure’ of the Muslim Brotherhood. Back in 2002, the Brotherhood asked Qaradawi to be its leader, but he turned down the offer because of its limitations. He wanted to concentrate instead on mobilizing a ‘United Muslim Nations.’

“The charismatic Qaradawi, an Egyptian by birth, is one of the most popular Muslim clerics in the Middle East. He’s written at least 100 books, and his weekly television program is viewed by 60 million Muslims on Al-Jazeera. He hates Jews and has asked Allah to kill ‘every last one’ of them” (emphasis mine throughout).

There is absolutely no reason to believe the Muslim Brotherhood will ever help bring peace to the Middle East. And now, it is positioned to gain even more power. As the Jerusalem Post wrote in an August 29 editorial, with elections in Egypt drawing near, the Brotherhood “is seizing the political momentum. The intensely disciplined Islamist group is Egypt’s most cohesive political movement, and the largest organization apart from the Egyptian military itself.”

President Mubarak obviously made some crucial mistakes, and both U.S. political parties have made serious errors in the Middle East. But let’s not forget what Mubarak did. He fought as an ally of the United States against what he called the Iranian “cancer.” He kept a lid on the violent Muslim Brotherhood, which killed Anwar Sadat, Mubarak’s predecessor. He kept peace with Israel for 30 years. He fought with America in its war against terror. And one more extremely important point: Mubarak fought against Iran getting the nuclear bomb, which it could get as early as next year.

No Arab country in the Middle East has done more to befriend America!

President Mubarak was severely warning American diplomats about the Iranian “cancer” spreading throughout the Middle East in 2009. Not only did our government not heed the warning, but at the same time, President Barack Obama was meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House!

That information should send shivers through the body of any American who understands what is happening in the Middle East!

“With the upheaval in Egypt, the only successful Middle East peace treaty is in jeopardy,” William L. Gensert wrote in American Thinker. “The Egyptian border crossing into Gaza is now open and Hamas is very happy; it’s so much easier getting weapons without the prying eyes of the Israelis. Iranian warships, banned since 1979, have been allowed to transverse the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean. … Egypt, once considered a strong American ally, is now drifting within the Iranian orbit. …

“For years, Iran has been an ardent supplier of arms in Afghanistan to al Qaeda and the Taliban. Weapons and bombs supplied by Iran were used to kill American soldiers, yet our president says nothing” (August 14).

The end result is going to be that we exchanged Mubarak and “the only successful Middle East peace treaty” for the Muslim Brotherhood—allied with Iran.

President Obama even claimed some of the credit for Mubarak’s expulsion. “What we’ve seen so far is positive,” President Obama insisted at a press conference a few days after Mubarak resigned. “I think history will end up recording that at every juncture in the situation in Egypt that we were on the right side of history.”

On the right side of history?

Historians could think that America actually supported worldwide terrorism and nurtured nuclear war!

There should be no doubt that Iran is going to start a war. That is why its getting nuclear weapons is such a critical issue.

More than any other nation, America has helped the terrorists succeed!

It also took the U.S. government five months before it condemned Syrian President Bashar Assad’s oppression and killing of many of his own people (with Iran’s help). Syria is the second-largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world—after Iran!

Future historians could think we were allies of Iran and Syria and the enemy of Egypt!

Violence Against Israel

After Palestinian militants recently organized an ambush attack on Israel that left eight Israelis dead, Israel retaliated with air strikes targeting the Gaza area.

The terrorist attack was carried out by a Palestinian faction based in Gaza, but was launched from Egyptian territory. In the midst of the attack, three Egyptian security officers were accidentally killed, for which Egypt blames Israel.

In response, Egypt threatened to remove its ambassador from Tel Aviv, prompting Israel to issue a rare public statement of regret over the killings. Once again, Israel is now under fire as a result of what started as an attack against it, planned by Palestinian militants and facilitated by access to the Sinai, an area Egypt has failed to keep properly under control for months.

The New York Times wrote in its August 20 issue, “The crisis has been the sharpest signal yet that the revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February is transforming the three-decade-old relationship between Egypt and Israel that has been the cornerstone of Middle Eastern politics.”

This newspaper is right in saying that the 30-year relationship between Israel and Egypt has been “the cornerstone of Middle Eastern politics” (not just between those two nations). The cornerstone means the basic element or foundation of Middle East politics. That means when this relationship unravels, the foundation of Middle East politics unravels!

That is no small problem, because Iran is reaping most of the benefits.

The New York Times sees this crisis as “the sharpest signal yet” that the revolution in Egypt is “transforming” the peaceful relationship between Israel and Egypt into an Israeli nightmare!

But it’s much worse than that. It shows that Egypt is already allying itself with Iran in its bloody terrorist war.

This has the potential to cause the Middle East to explode and drag all the Earth’s inhabitants into World War iii!

The New York Times article had this headline in that August 20 edition: “Nations Race to Defuse Crisis Between Egypt and Israel.” Nations race to help solve this problem because they know how deadly the potential is for the entire Middle East to explode.

There have also been five bombings of an Egyptian pipeline, which delivers vitally important natural gas to Israel. All of the bombings have happened since the revolution began in Egypt. That is another “sharp signal” that this part of the “Arab Spring” has already produced some bitter terrorist storms!

And this is only the beginning of sorrows!

Before he left office, Hosni Mubarak had this to say: “They [the dissenters] may be talking about democracy, but the result will be extremism and radical Islam.”

How precisely prophetic that statement was. But we dared not listen to dictator Mubarak.

He spent his whole 30-year reign suppressing radical Islam in his own country. So he should understand this better than any man alive!

We loosely throw around the words “Mubarak the dictator.” But look at what the man did—examine the fruits of his reign. He had to be a strong leader. It was the only way he could prevent the Muslim Brotherhood from violently taking over!

How little we understood Mubarak’s Egypt. This world is going to pay a bloody price because of America’s incomprehensible ignorance and lack of real leadership.

Libya’s Fate

Libya today is in total chaos. Reports say there are al Qaeda fighters there along with Hezbollah terrorists and even some militants from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Another report said that about 20 percent of the suicide bombers in Iraq came from Darnah, a city in eastern Libya.

nato knows almost nothing about who these dissenters are and who will rise to power. But always lurking in the background is an oil-rich Iran with the will to send some of its leading warriors into Libya. Still, nato wants to just bomb Libya and go home. This makes Iran’s bloody work much easier!

That nation has the proven will to do whatever is required to win. The only thing the U.S. has left is a broken will. Nobody at this stage has the will to stand up to Iran. (Request our booklet The King of the South. All of our literature is free.)

The King of the North

The king of the south, Iran, is about to clash with the king of the north, a European Holy Roman Empire. The book of Daniel was written only for this end time (Daniel 12:4, 9).

“And at the time of the end shall the king of the south [Iran] push at him: and the king of the north [the Holy Roman Empire] 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. He shall enter also into the glorious land [Jerusalem], and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps” (Daniel 11:40-43). The Moffatt translation states that “at his steps” means following in his train! Egypt is not going to escape the king of the north because it is allied with Iran. The same applies to Libya and Ethiopia (which will probably be the next Middle East explosion, which Iran is going to exploit).

Libya was the world’s 12th-biggest producer of oil before the uprising began in February. It provided 1.4 million barrels a day to Europe—Italy, Germany and Spain.

That means crisis in Libya causes a certain panic in Europe. The Europeans know that Iran could get enough control in Libya to use the oil as a weapon against them. Also, Libya is in a very strategic location on the Mediterranean Sea, through which the Middle East oil flows.

Iran knows how much more clout an oil-rich country can add to its power in the Middle East.

We have warned since 1992 about Iran getting some control of the oil in Iraq. Now Iran has the greatest influence in Iraq of any country.

Here is what a writer recently wrote in the Guardian newspaper of Britain: “If the risings succeed in deposing the latest round of tyrants, but violent, illiberal Islamist forces gain the upper hand in some of those countries, producing so many new Irans, then heaven help us all. Such are the stakes. If that does not add up to a vital European interest, I don’t know what does” (February 2).

All of these events are going to cause the European Union member nations to go from 27 kings to 10, so they can become a united and aggressive superpower (Revelation 17:12-13). Then Europe will clash with Iran and win. (Request our free book The Holy Roman Empire in Prophecy.)

These terrifying events lead to the most exciting event ever to occur on this Earth or in the universe: the return of Jesus Christ (read Daniel 12). He must return or there would not be one man, woman or child left alive (Matthew 24:21-22).

What a magnificent future we have awaiting us. But before that happens, we are going to experience the greatest suffering ever on Earth.

Continue Reading: Chapter 8: Iran Strides Toward Diplomatic Relations With Egypt and Libya