It seems that all through history many great empires
tried to conquer the Middle East, and in the end they
were either dissolved into that part of the earth, or
fell apart themselves! As it has been said:
Those who do not learn the lessons of history are
bound to repeat the same mistakes! Should we
learn this lesson of history?
Alexander The Great, the Roman Empire, Genghis Khan,
the Tartars, England, Russia, etc., all failed as empires after
they attacked the Middle East! All these
empires entered this region believing it was an easy
target to conquer. Then they became more and
more drawn into it until they could no longer come
out, like falling into quicksand. They were
exhausted in the process. It was their
greatest historical mistake.
Probably the first conqueror of this region was
Alexander The Great. He seems to have been the most
successful in his conquest. He made it all
the way through the Middle East and to India. However, by
the time he reached India, he had already been conquered
by the Middle Eastern cultures! He adopted
those cultures to the point that his generals became
dismayed and a rift developed between him and his original
supporters. He started relying more and more on people
from these cultures rather than
on them. After his death, his empire
was divided into four pieces and never recovered and/or
became as great as he expected it would be. In
a sense, it was destroyed.
The Roman Empire and the Persian Empire fought
each other for centuries. Neither of them ever conquered the other,
but by the time the Muslim armies marched towards them,
neither had the resources or the will to stop them.
Both were conquered by the Muslim armies.
Genghis Khan, the Tartars, etc. also tried to conquer
the Middle East. In the end, however, they
were conquered and captivated by the culture and its
depth. Indeed most of them became Muslims, and
Islam spread in their empires. That is why
the Turkmen, and a large part of China, are Muslim.
Their empires eventually broke into pieces, which were
either taken over by local leaders and/or
their original leaders adapted to the local cultures
to the point that they were no longer recognized as
different from the locals.
Then, around 200 years ago, European power
increased and many of the nations in Europe
established colonies in this region. The
loudest example of this was the influence of England
over Afghanistan. Eventually England was
defeated in that country and their influence as a
great empire further diminished.
Next was Russia. It conquered Afghanistan.
It seemed pretty easy in the beginning but turned
out to be not as easy as they thought it would be.
Russia eventually accepted defeat. The Russian
Empire failed afterwards! Of course, the US helped
this process and trained many of those who fought against
Russia. These very same fighters later on formed
the Taliban, who created a safe haven for Al-Qaeda,
and the result was the 9/11 attack on the World
Trade Center, etc.
Now it seems that it is time for the US to try
the same process. They went
to Afghanistan. Then they went to Iraq.
increased the number of troops in Iraq.
Then they increased the number of troops in
Afghanistan, and most probably will increase them
again. Still it does not seem that they are
accomplishing what they went there for. A huge
classified information on the war in
Afghanistan was leaked by wikiLeaks last week.
It shows that the war in Afganistan is not going well. Will more
troops help the situation? Or will it make the
US sink deeper into the quicksand?
Is there a message for us in all of this!
The Middle East seems so disorganized, chaotic,
vulnerable, and wrong (to the Western mind). Why
is such a place so
protected? Remember, all the great Prophets have come
from there. Maybe the Middle East has something that God
Likes! In fact, we did refer to why God is
protective of this region in
another article on
how all races were mixed together there, etc.
In one sense, the relationship of the West and the
Middle East reminds one of the relationship between the
Atlantians and the Lumerians. The Atlantians were
scientifically-minded, and the Lumerians were spiritually-minded. They complemented one another.
It was after the Atlantians destroyed Lumeria that
they themselves were destroyed. It seems
the Lumerians brought the Grace and teaching of the
Spirit to the Atlantians, and the Atlantians brought technology to
the Lumerians. Maybe we have to respect this
balance, and accept one another as necessary to have
A mutual respect is what
the developing situation between the Middle East and
the West needs. Not to minimize the effect of
the 9/11 attack on the US, but the question never
was asked: Why did they attack, and continue doing
so? That question might be something that
should be studied and the causes identified, and
maybe then the situation can be resolved!
Of course, another way to look at it is that:
Neither will listen to our call and will not follow
this advice. The result will be the same as
all those who do not heed the Call of God,
especially after this last Revelation. They
will follow their own whims and wishes, will lead
all to the tribulation, and will suffer for it.
Even God is not enthusiastic that they will listen.
He predicted that they will not and so the
tribulation will come. As always, man has a
choice to follow God or follow his ego and suffer
for the choice!
The Mission again has given the solution, in this
case the way out of this disaster that is brewing
between the East and the West. Will they listen, or
will they ignore God and His Call and bring great
tribulation to everyone (most probably the latter)?
We have the answer to all human calamities.
God indeed has come to help man. All these
events, which have been predicted by God, will happen
so that man eventually realizes that God’s
Ways are the only way.
The day of Sundering is upon us!
Note: After I finished this
article and was looking for a nice picture to
accompany it, I was amazed by how many pictures there
were depicting the same idea: Do not go to the Middle East,
it is quicksand! It sounds like it is common
knowledge; it seems that it is only the politicians who do
not know this!