Commentary & Analysis
L. A. Marzulli
It’s another day on Tenby Road, where time seems to have stopped. My aging parents go about their daily routine with repetition and are in bed before 8pm on most nights, My dad has slipped to the point of reading the same sentences over and over again and not realizing he has done so. He is a happy soul, though, and most of the time he laughs at the simplest of things that are presented to him. Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease. We are going to New Jersey to visit my aunt and uncle and cousins, some of which I have not seen in over 25 years. It’s an all day affair, as it’s about 2 hours from my parents house.
Now on to the Daily Post. When the Arab Spring began months ago, and our talking heads on the networks assured us that the Egyptian people were fighting for democracy, I went on the record and declared that there would be no democracy, instead we would see Sharia or Islamic law, rule the day. This “prognostication” seems to have been fulfilled according to the article that I linked to above. There is a renewed hopelessness in many of the Egyptian people, as their hope of freedom and democracy seem to have been side-railed, perhaps forever.
So what does this mean and how does it affect us here in the US? Decades ago Egypt signed an historic peace treaty with Israel which resulted in the assassination of the Egyptian president, Anwar Sadat. Most people believe that The Muslim Brotherhood was responsible for the deed, and now decades later, this same Muslim Brotherhood is on the verge of holding the reigns of power in Egypt. I believe the Egyptian people will have a harsher task master than they had with Mubarak, as Sharia law will rule out any possibility of equal rights for women. This will also complicate the fragile peace in the region, as this will certainly affect Israel. Recently I posted a video that was taken at an Egyptian soccer game. A large banner was unfurled at the half time and it read: One Nation Under A New Holocaust! What amazes me is that with all the issues the Egyptian people could focus on, they chose to fan their hatred towards Israel.
I believe we are seeing the nascent beginnings of WWIII, in the so-called Arab Spring. This coming war is a game changer and I believe it will be fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. We will have to see how it all plays out.
In closing todays post: The Egyptian people had a chance to embrace real freedom, instead they have chosen something Sharia and the Moslem Brotherhood.
On another front, The Isaiah 17 prophecy speaks of Damascus becoming a ruinous heap. There is a very real possibility that this will be fulfilled by the Syrians themselves and not some outside force, as many have thought would occur, as the uprising continues in that country. The region is unstable and the winds of war are blowing. I am saddened by these developments in the Middle East, as I believe they are the harbingers of what might become a nuclear war.