WWIII UPDATE!

180,000 refugees flee city in Iraq’s Anbar – UN

Up to 180,000 people have been displaced by fighting in and around the city of Hit in western Anbar province since it fell to Islamic State militants earlier this month, the UN said Monday. As a result of the fighting and airstrikes, carried out by the Iraqi government and US-led military coalition, up to 30,000 families have fled Hit, 20 kilometers west of Ramadi, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OHCA) said. Islamic State fighters overran a military base that the Iraqi army had abandoned about eight kilometers west of Hit earlier Monday, Reuters quoted an army officer and three members of a government-backed Sunni militia as saying.

ISIS militants take Iraq army camp
as deadly bombings grip Baghdad

Militants with the Islamic State group on Monday claimed control of a key military training camp in Anbar province — which Iraqi officials called a “tactical retreat” — as a spate of deadly bombings shook Baghdad, hitting mostly Shiite neighborhoods and leaving at least 30 dead.

Iraq forces at critical juncture as Anbar teeters American and British foreign ministers rule out sending ground troops to Iraq as 85 percent of Anbar is now under IS control

Leaders of Iraq’s Anbar province call for U.S. ground forces to stop ISIS

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/11/world/meast/isis-threat/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Iraq asks for US ground troops as Isil threaten Baghdad

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11156264/Iraq-asks-for-US-ground-troops-as-Isil-threaten-Baghdad.html

Middle East Updates / Bombings kill 45 in Baghdad, outskirts

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/middle-east-updates/1.620207

Syria Kobane toll ‘passes 500′

While our media is concentrating on Ebola, which I firmly believe is a classic wag-the-dog campaign, WWIII is most likely beginning in the Middle East.  
ISIL is about to overrun Iraq’s Capital city, Baghdad, and there’s nothing the Iraqi’s can do but pray the US comes to their aid.  Heads up.  This is not going to happen and thus, if Baghdad falls, and I predict it will, it’s a major game changer in the region.  Next stop? Amman Jordan?  Kuwait?  Let’s hope and pray that when ISIL takes over the Iraqi capital we won’t see a bloodbath, similar to what happened when the Viet Cong took over South Vietnam, or Pol Pot’s genocide in Cambodia which left over 3 million annihilated in some of the most gruesome killing in the history of mankind.
ISIL is about to up the ante when they take Baghdad.  They will have the oil revenues, the oil fields and the military hardware left over by the US at their disposal.  This victory will most likely go to the leadership’s heads and they will believe they are victorious because of their devotion to Allah.  They will believe falsely, that they are invincible and this will most likely create a false boldness in them and then they will strike out at the neighboring countries to further expand their Caliphate which will, in some way, be legitimized by taking the Iraqi capital.  Jordan is in their cross hairs, as is Saudi Arabia, with Mecca and Medina as the ultimate prize.  We are hearing stories of Muslims who are leaving their countries, traveling to the Middle East to join ISIL and help establish an Islamic Caliphate.
While most Americans are busy following the Ebola story, in my opinion our focus should be on what is happening right now in the Middle East.  Thousands of people are being displaced from their homes in Kobane and I would speculate the folks in Baghdad are more than uneasy.  Will Israel enter the fray at some point?  Will there be a coalition of countries coming together like they did in the Gulf War to stop ISIL?  Will Iran feel threatened and thus come to the aid of the Iraqi’s and protect Baghdad?
In closing today’s Bun-sort-of:  Jesus admonishes us to watch the signs of His coming.  Folks can argue that examining the headlines and tying to tie them to prophetic scripture has nothing to do with solid interpretation.  Respectfully, I would disagree.  We know that Jerusalem has become a rock of stumbling to the whole world, just like the Bible predicted.  We see Israel gathered and established in her ancient homeland.  We see the rise of antisemitism reaching heights not seen since the 1930’s in then Nazi, Germany, except it’s global.  We are told that when we begin to see these signs—and you will notice the first warning is that of wars and rumors of wars—we are to look up because this is our indication that He’s about to return.  It’s really heating up and this may be the beginning of WWIII.

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