Will this War take Place ?
Saudi Arabia is called the King of the South in Bible Terms , Iran has two Titles in the Bible , called the King of the North and Magog of Gog and Magog . The Old Persian Kingdom
In the News Nov 2017
Saudi-Iran war would create this domino effect of global disaster
The threat a Saudi-Iranian war is looking increasingly credible as tensions rise in the Middle East.
The impact on the global economy would be severe. Oil could rise to $200 per barrel.
The U.S. must drop the inflammatory rhetoric and calm tensions in the Middle East.
Events appear to be spinning out of control in the Middle East, and the threat a Saudi-Iranian war is looking increasingly credible. Make no mistake, an out and out conflict between the two nations would be an unmitigated disaster for the region and the world.
In the latest incident, Houthi rebels in Yemen launched a missile targeting a Saudi airport near Riyadh. The missile was intercepted, but a Saudi-led military coalition battling the Yemeni rebels called the attack a “blatant military aggression by the Iranian regime which may amount to an act of war.” The Saudis reserved the “right to respond”, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
The major OPEC oil producers, all abutting the Persian Gulf, export almost 20 percent of the world’s oil supply through the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to global markets. The strait, a mere 34 miles wide at its narrowest, sits pinched between Iran to the north and Oman to the south. Were a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran to erupt, this chokepoint could easily be closed.
Indeed, shipping could stop even before a single ship is damaged. If insurers perceive an imminent risk of attack on a tanker in the region, they would either suspend insurance or charge exorbitant rates for coverage. Under the circumstances, vessel owners could opt to wait out the hostilities rather than risk their tankers.
“The current U.S. administration has not shied from using inflammatory rhetoric and exploring novel approaches to Middle East diplomacy. Now is not that time for that. The U.S. must act as the global policeman, as it has since World War II.”
Of course, the strait could also be closed as a direct result of military hostilities, for example, by Iran.
The impact of such a closure on the global economy would be severe and immediate. For example, the Suez Crisis of 1957 saw 10 percent of the world’s oil production taken off the market. Within a month, the U.S. and Europe were facing a recession which would last the better part of a year.
In 1973, the Arab-Israeli War and resulting Arab OPEC embargo would bring long lines to gas stations as the oil price quadrupled. On an annual basis, global oil production held steady, but Persian Gulf exports to the U.S. fell by 1.2 million barrels / day, or about 7 percent of total U.S. consumption. This oil shock would plunge the U.S. into a recession which lasted for two years.
In the event of a Saudi-Iranian hostilities lead to a sustained outage of Persian Gulf exports, a severe and prompt global recession will follow similarly.
Much as in 1973, U.S. imports from the Persian Gulf still amount to 8 percent of consumption, the loss of which was sufficient to knock 10 percent from GDP from 1973 to 1975. However, China and other importers would seek to outbid the U.S. on its imports from countries like Nigeria, Angola and even Brazil and Columbia. In all, U.S. imports could fall by 15 percent of total consumption–twice the drop from 1957 to 1973 and sufficient to plunge the U.S. into a deep recession lasting years.
On the other hand, U.S. import dependence has fallen dramatically since the start of the shale revolution. Even as the U.S. coastal regions would suffer from high oil prices, boom times would return to Louisiana, Texas and on up to North Dakota and Canada’s Alberta province. A loss of 20 percent of the world’s oil supply would push oil prices into the $200 / barrel range. The shale sector would see its glory days.
Those countries without material oil production would suffer the most, notably Europe and East Asia, in particular Japan and South Korea.
China’s situation would be dire. In the last few years, Chinese import dependence has become acute. Oil imports cover more than three-quarters of total Chinese consumption, and half of China’s imports originate in the Persian Gulf.
The closure of the Strait of Hormuz would not only put China into recession, but given the high degree of financialization of the economy, could create a wider societal and political crisis. The reaction of the Chinese government is difficult to anticipate, but China would certainly bring maximal pressure on the U.S. and Persian Gulf countries to end the conflict, by whatever means. The ultimate takeaway for China would be the necessity to build, at all speed, a global military and diplomatic presence capable of projecting force to influence events in the Middle East and, if necessary, to displace the U.S. in the region.
Finally, given the history of cooperation between North Korea and Iran on missile programs, the threat of missile strikes from Iran could exacerbate tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon could become the absolute priority in the conflict and lead to a rapid escalation of the crisis on the Korean Peninsula.
For investors, the best hedge, if events can be reasonably hedged at all, would be long positions in oil futures, U.S. shale operators and land drillers, and western hemisphere operators like Canadian oil sands producer Suncor and Brazilian oil major Petrobras.
However, hedging is no substitute for conflict mediation. The current U.S. administration has not shied from using inflammatory rhetoric and exploring novel approaches to Middle East diplomacy. Now is not that time for that. The U.S. must act as the global policeman, as it has since World War II. The country must calm tensions in the Middle East and reassert U.S. commitment to a fair and principled diplomacy which seeks to resolve conflicts through negotiation, not reckless force. If the U.S. fails to do so, the result will be an unmitigated disaster, not only for the region, but for all of us.
Saudi Arabia in Bible Prophecy!
The King of the South in Bible Prophecy is Saudi Arabia.
We only Read about the King of the South in the Book of Daniel Chapter 11.
Chapter 11 is written for the time period Just before The Gog and Magog Battle of Ezekiel 38 and 39.
These are the Bible verses that mention the King of The South.
The Book of Numbers confirms that The King of the South is the Arab Country called in Modern Times Saudi Arabia; South of the Land of Canaan (That forms Israel, Parts of Syria and Jordan).
So we can clearly say Saudi Arabia is The King of the South the Bible Speaks About!
Natural Enemy of Israel and Likewise Israel’s major enemy.
This is way USA intervened and has kept these two nations from past Battles. America befriending both Israel and Saudi Arabia, by saying to Saudi, we will keep Israel from your back but you arrange that all the Oil in the world will only trade in US Dollars,
(Num 21:1) And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.
(Num 33:40) And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.
Let’s learn what the Prophet Daniel had to say about The King of the South.
(Dan 11:5) And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.
Saudi and His Princes will have a Great Dominion. This includes Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and United Arab Emirates.
Currently controlling Oil Trade in the World.
The 2nd Party of this Prophecy is the King of The North. Two Countries can be identified as a Possible King of the North, Being Iran and Russia.
(Dan 11:6) And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king’s daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.
This sounds more Like the Agreement and Relationship between The USA and Saudi Arabia, but can also mean there may be a future attempt of Partnership between Saudi and Russia, but it sounds unlikely.
(Dan 11:9) So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.
(Dan 11:11) And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand.
This Battle sounds Like the Current Battle of ISIS and Russia, We all know the rumors of Saudi Arabia actually Arming and Supporting ISIS/ISIL supplying them with weapons and aid.
(Dan 11:14) And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
Many Countries fell for The Refugees status of Syria. Saudi’s Plan in getting the Islam Faith into and a Muslim invasions to Europe and The Americas.
(Dan 11:15) So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.
As we seen that Russia was the Major Force against the ISIS/ISIL movement and has taken Syria from Saudi Arabia!
(Dan 11:25) And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.
This the Planned Battle of Saudi Arabia and Yemen on the one side and Iran and Russia on the other side.
(Dan 11:40) And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north 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.
The Last Battle of The Saudi Arab alliance shall attack Lebanon and his Friends being Turkey and Iran. But Iran and Russia will launch a Huge Attack against Saudi but they will be Stopped by The Ships of Chittim (The 6th Fleet of USA in the Gulf)!
Dan 11:29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
Dan 11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.
Saudi Arabia was always the NR 1 Enemy of Israel, But the Nr 1 Spot will be Replaced by the Alliance of Russia (Gog) and Iran (Magog) and more countries that joined them Like Lebanon and more. After they attacked Saudi, and their attempt failed, They will turn to Israel. Ezekiel 38 and 39. The Gog and Magog War where God will Battle against Them.
Pastor Dirk , TruLight Radio XM