US to Not Send Soldiers to Fight Islamic State: Obama Scared by Islamic Prophecy

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Islamists aspire apocalyptic final battle with “Rome” – near today’s Aleppo

  • The ancient prophecy is partly based on Sunni sources and it is evident in all IS propaganda. In the center of the prophecy is the persuasion that there will be only 12 Caliphs and that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (IS leader) is the 8th; that the army of “Rome” will meet the armies of Islam in northern Syria and the final battle between Islam and Dajjal (Anti-Christ in Quran) will be in Jerusalem after certain period after the Islamic conquests.
  • The Islamic State – like the prophecy itself – gives the great importance the Syrian town Dabiq (even their propaganda newspaper has its name). It is prophesied that near by the town of Dabiq the army of “Rome” will built their camp.
  • “We are here, we bury the first American crusader in Dabiq and impatiently waiting for the rest of your army” – stated the masked executioner in the video while showing the head of the beheaded Peter Kassig whom the jihadists took hostage for over a year.
  • Former adviser of the French prime minister, defense minister, and interior minister and as deputy chief of mission in Syria and Tunisia, professor of Middle East studies at Sciences Po in Paris Jean-Pierre Filiu emphasizes: Because of these prophecies, any ground operation will lead to the worst scenario possible, just like falling into the trap. In order to destroy the “spiritual food” of the jihadists, it is necessary to defeat the prophecy, which requires the military defeat of the Islamic state, but only local forces. For example, forces of Sunni Arabs. However, until today the US and its partners failed to find allies among Sunni Arabs.
  • While the United States is “delaying” the fulfillment of the prophecies about the apocalyptic battle before the end of the world, the IS is working on its strategy for further actions. In the latest issue of the jihadist journal Dabiq there has been announced two: The first is about the fact that IS – if the West does not want to react-then entitled to continue its expansion. And the second involves retraction of the United States in the war with the help of the deadly attacks on US soil.

US to Not Send Soldiers to Fight Islamic State: Obama Scared by Islamic Prophecy

Written by Stanislav Stremidlovski; Posted in Serbian at Fakti.rs; Translated by Mario Andrijasevic

Discussion between the American politicians and reporters about the tactics and strategy of the US combat against the IS has come to a new obstacle.

Based on assessment of the influential American newspaper New York Times, Washington gives up land operations because it does not want to help jihadists to fulfill an ancient Islamic prophecies about the final battle before the end of the world.

“In fact, when the United States first invaded Iraq, one of the most enthusiastic supporters of this campaign was the man who founded the terrorist cell which grew into an Islamic State, Abu Musab az-Zarqawi – The New York Times. – He excitedly called the US operation in 2003, “blessed intervention”. His reaction – some ignore it, others regard it as rhetoric – points to one of the main motivating ideas of ​​a terrorist group which is currently controlling significant parts of the territory in Iraq and Syria: The Islamic State’s ideology is based on the prophetic texts, stating that Islam would emerge as a winner of the apocalyptic battle after the arrival of Western troops in the region. ”

In February this year, this religious apocalyptic ideology of the jihadists was explained in details by the Canadian journalist Graeme Wood.

According to him this ideology is partly based on Sunni sources and it is evident in all IS propaganda. Among other things there will be only 12 Caliphs and that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (IS leader) is the 8th. ; that the army of “Rome” will meet the armies of Islam in northern Syria and the final battle between Islam and Dajjal (Anti-Christ in Quran) will be in Jerusalem after certain period after the Islamic conquests. Islamic State gives a great importance to the Syrian town Dabiq (even their propaganda journal has its name). It is prophesied that right beside the town of Dabiq the army of “Rome” will built their camp.

“We are here, we bury the first American crusader in Dabiq and impatiently waiting for the rest of your army” – stated the masked executioner in the video while showing the head of the beheaded Peter Kassig whom the jihadists took hostage for over a year.

Some sources in the IS are saying that “Rome” may represent the army of infidels – this name perfectly match the Americans. After the battle of Dabiq the caliphate will expand and conquer Istanbul, and then the whole planet.

The question arises: Is the last battle of Dabiq prerequisite for the expansion of the influence of jihadists around the world?

Former Israeli Foreign Minister and now Vice-President of the International Peace Center in Toledo, Shlomo Ben-Ami believes that it is not. As noted, after the November massacre in Paris it came to the general consensus that the Islamic State can only be defeated with the land invasion on the territory of this “state”, but this is an illusion. Even if the West and its local allies (Kurds, Syria’s opposition, Jordan and other Sunni Arab countries) agree on who will provide the main part of the ground troops, IS has already changed its strategy.

Now this is a global organization which carries its own brand of local groups capable of causing havoc in Western capitals.  When this is a case the argumentation of the opponents of ground operation in Washington becomes quite clear. They say it will not only help the jihadists to fulfill the prophecy but will also cause the influx of even more volunteers in their ranks when it will be required.

In a weekly address US President Barack Obama once again confirmed to the nation his position about the inadmissibility that the fight against the Islamic state is understood as inter-religious conflict.

“We must not allow that this fight becomes a fight between United States and Islam, – Stated the chief of the White House. – This is exactly what the Islamic State and other similar groups want. We must reject all religious questions whom we let in our country and whom we don´t. We must reject all suggestions that we should treat American Muslims differently. If we go down that road – we will lose. Such a division and such a betrayal of our values only helps the groups such as IS.

Obama is committed to train and equip tens of thousands of Iraqis and Syrians to fight on the ground against the jihadists, “thus depriving the group safe havens”.

This concept is supported by the former adviser to the French prime minister, professor of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Jean-Pierre Filiu.

“I have repeatedly said: because of these prophecies, ground operation will be the worst scenario, just like falling into the trap,” – emphasizes the expert. In order to destroy the “spiritual food” of the jihadists, it is necessary to defeat the prophecy, which requires the military defeat of the Islamic state, but only local forces. For example, forces of Sunni Arabs.

However, until today the US and its partners failed to find allies among Sunni Arabs.

In October, the Obama administration admitted that program of training local troops worth of 500 million dollars has not given any results. That’s as first. As second, religious consciousness is very conservative.

Even in the United States there were “prophets” who predicted the exact date of doomsday, and when the prediction has not come true – they changed the omens, and it almost did not affect the number of their followers. And as third, while the United States is “delaying” the fulfillment of prophecies about the apocalyptic battle before the end of the world, Islamic State is working on its strategy for further actions.

In the latest issue of the jihadist journal Dabiq there has been announced two variants.

The first is about the fact that IS – if the West does not want react – then entitled to continue its expansion.  And the second involves retraction of the United States in the war with the help of deadly attacks on US soil.

However, the recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino in California indicates unjustified statements by the US security experts who argued that in the US there is no “Islamist underground”. As if after some time there won’t appear among the jihadist yet another interpreter who will prophecies and “find” a hint that the end of the world should start in the far continent.

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  • JPH

    Graeme Wood
    This one?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graeme_Wood_%28journalist%29
    http://www.theatlantic.com/author/graeme-wood/

    So affiliated to the infamous:
    “Graeme Wood is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.”

  • Frank Dean

    Give it 400 days we will be there. If Putin hasnt cleaned them off this planet beforehand

  • Zaphod Braden

    Obviously they knew nothing of M1A tanks and F18s when they made that dream up.
    How many THOUSAND ” prophesies” have come and gone with the winds of time?

  • 0athkeeper

    Putin will be the saviour of civilization because of our ineffectual “leaders” here in the US.