Iran has been particularly vocal in calling for Mr. Mubarak's overthrow in Egypt.

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The Islamist movements, led by Iran and Syria, are increasingly on the ascent as unrest seethes in the Middle East. Read more:

Today, on the 4th of February 2011, I read the following headlines:
“Turmoil Heartens U.S. Foes."
"The so-called resistance bloc of nations and Islamist movements, led by Iran and Syria, believes it is increasingly on the ascent as unrest seethes in the Middle East."
"U.S. Pressure on Mubarak Opens Rift With Arab Allies.”

Now this news caused me to think about what I read in the Book of Daniel, about the warfare between the ram and the goat. In my entry, 2009 February 20 - The warfare between the ram and the goat, I reported about what I read in Daniel and how I interpreted that information as the ram being Iran and the goat, which comes from the west in the face of the whole earth and touches not the ground, being the USA.

After this dealing with the prophecy of Daniel I kept an eye on the developments in Iran and in that region where Iran might want to extend its influence.

So the next entry was already a week later: 2009 February 27 - Power Vacuum in Iraq.

Then in May there was this: 2009 May 4 - Iran's Campaign for Regional Hegemony and there was the statement that Iran has targeted six close allies of the U.S.: Egypt, Lebanon, Bahrain, Morocco, Kuwait and Jordan. And Egypt, the country mentioned first, is now very much in the news, and Lebanon, mentioned next was just recently in the news, that Hezbollah is gaining influence there. So it seems that Iran’s policy is on target.

Then there were two more entries in May: 2009 May 11 - Armageddon? and 2009 May 20 - Strategies for Mideast.

Then in June there was this entry: 2009 June 9 - Where is Lebanon Heading? and the election victory, “Lebanon’s US-backed coalition claimed a key election victory today over an alliance led by the Shiite militant group Hezbollah”, seems to have been made ineffective by the efforts of Iran.

The next entry was then in September: 2009 September 1 - Power Vacuum in Iraq

And there were several entries from the 12th of July 2010 to the 2nd of September 2010 because at the end of August 2010 the American fighting forces had left Iraq and this caused news.

I will now bring some quotes from the news I read today:


United in its opposition to the U.S. and Israel, this coalition is seeing many of its chief regional adversaries weakened - particularly Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan's King Abdullah II.

Tehran and Damascus have also been buoyed by last month's toppling of Beirut's pro-Western government at the hands of Hezbollah, the Lebanese political party and militia the two countries fund and arm.

"[The unrest] proved that the global arrogance's era of domination and control of the region has come to an end," Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tehran's state television this week, using Iran's catch-phrase for the U.S.

Regional analysts say the wave of political upheaval in the Mideast could still target the Iranian and Syrian governments themselves, which are among the world's most repressive. But they also acknowledge the attacks on America's key Arab allies are opening political space for the self-proclaimed resistance bloc to expand its influence.

The targets of the uprisings "are not the anti-Western regimes with the most egregious human-rights records, but the pro-Western regimes," said David Wurmser, a top Middle East adviser in George W. Bush's White House and now head of Delphi Global Analysis Group in Washington.

Syria is emerging as a bellwether to gauge the shifting power balance in the region.

Damascus technically remains at war with Israel and, along with Tehran, is the principal financier and arms supplier for Hezbollah and the Palestinian organization Hamas, which controls the Gaza strip in the Palestinian territories. Hamas's leadership, headed by political director Khaled Meshaal, is headquartered in Syria.

Organizations opposing the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have pledged to launch their own protest movement this week and have cited Saturday as a "day of rage." Any sustainable movement against the Syrian leadership would buttress the argument that the protest wave is a broad-based effort driven by economics and concerns about lack of political freedoms, Western diplomats said.


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