By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
Several years ago we predicted: “Expect the bear (Iran) to consume three ribs, which may be the splintering of Iraq into three sectors.” (God’s War on Terror, Page 325)
Today, this just came out from the Daily Beast “Turkey Gives Up On Unified Iraq” stating that Turkey claims that since the ISIS advancing on Baghdad, the Turkish government has indicated it may support the division of Iraq into sectarian provinces and that the Erdogan government in neighboring Turkey is giving up on the survival of Iraq as a unified state. This would mean that Iraq will break up into three provinces and we are getting closer to the Middle East unfolding according to biblical prophecy. The bear in Daniel is not Russia as so many wrongly said, but Iran. The lion having its wings clipped is Iraq’s fall and the three ribs in the bear’s mouth is likely Iran gulping Iraq up in the near future.
Such a move would be a radical policy shift for Turkey, a key U.S. ally and NATO member. Under the Turkish current policy, Ankara has been keen to preserve Iraq’s territorial unity in order to prevent a Kurdish state from being created, because such a development could promote separatist sentiments among Turkey’s own Kurdish minority of about 12 million people.
But the escalating Sunni-Shia sectarian war in Iraq is forcing (as is claimed) Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other policymakers in Ankara to review that position, said Veysel Ayhan, director of the Ankara-based think tank International Middle East Peace Research Center (IMPR).
“The federal state [in Iraq] has not brought stability, so we have to discuss a new system, either a confederation or division,” Ayhan told The Daily Beast.
“Sunnis will not accept to live under Shia rule, and Shiites will not live under Sunnis. If Sunni and Shiites do not want to live with the other side, we can’t protect the unity of Iraq.”
Erdogan drew a similarly bleak picture of the situation on Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Ankara, he said the conflict in Iraq had gone beyond a mere confrontation between the Sunni extremists of ISIS and the army of the Shia-led central government in Baghdad. “It has turned into a real sectarian war,” Erdogan said.
A Turkish official close to the Prime Minister went further by saying Turkey realised that Iraq was falling apart.
“It has become clear for us that Iraq has practically become divided into three parts,” Huseyin Celik, spokesman for Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), told Rudaw, an Iraqi Kurdish media network based in Erbil, the capital city of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq. Celik was referring to Sunni, Shia and Kurdish sectors in the country.
While paying lip service to Ankara’s official line that Turkey wanted Iraq to continue as a unified state, Celik said the Iraqi model as a federal nation had failed, largely due to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is accused of alienating the Sunni minority.
Ties between the Erdogan government and Maliki have been in crisis for years, with Ankara accusing the Iraqi Prime Minister of steering a sectarian course and Maliki complaining about interference from Ankara.
Even before we wrote God’s War on Terror, a decade ago, in Why I Left Jihad, we predicted:
“The West needs to come to grips with the realization that Turkey is not a democracy, and any efforts to establish a democracy in it will prove fatal since democracy, like the attempts in Iraq, will only be used for electing an Islamic Sharia-driven system. The revival of the defunct Ottoman Beast is on its way.” (Why I Left Jihad, Page 248)
But the real story is that Turkey is likely collaborating with Iran to divide not only Iraq, but the entire region to join either an Iranian Axis or the Turkish Axis.
Students of the Bible need to spend some time to carefully understand how we were able to predict this years ago and to comprehend what is happening today. To understand from Scripture how this works, please read “Prophecy Is Being Fulfilled, The Antichrist Is Arising As Iran Moves Into Iraq“.
To understand how the story of Iraq is unfolding and how Iran and Turkey are cooperating to divide the region read our article “Iraq Is Collapsing And The Antichrist’s Iranian-Turkish Sinister Plan Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes”
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