US Secretary Of State Kerry Suggests Iran Could Lead Fight Against ISIS If US “Fails Miserably”
If the prophetic foreshadowings of Daniel are any indication, Iran will certainly get involved …
Daniel 8:4, 17, 20, “I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great… ‘Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end… The ram which you saw, having the two horns — they are the kings of Media and Persia.”
By Raf Sanchez, Washington and Jack Gurdon, The Telegraph – “John Kerry suggested today that the task of defeating the Islamic State could fall to Iran and the Syrian government if the US was ‘failing miserably’ in its effort to defeat the jihadists.
The hypothetical scenario raised by the secretary of state is likely to be a new frustration for the White House, which has spent the day quashing speculation by American generals that US ground troops could be sent back to Iraq.
Mr Kerry’s words may also heighten Sunni suspicions that the US secretly intends to ally with the Shia governments in Damascus and Tehran against Isil.
Mr Kerry made the suggestion as he faced hostile questions from Republicans during a hearing of the Senate foreign relations committee.
He was asked by Marco Rubio, a hawkish Republican, whether American combat forces could be deployed to the Middle East if commanders deemed it was necessary for defeating Isil.
Mr Kerry repeated President Barack Obama’s pledge not to deploy ground troops under any circumstances but then raised the prospect of Iranian and Syrian intervention.
‘I’m not going to get into hypotheticals but you’re presuming that Iran and Syria don’t have any capacity to take on Isil. I mean, who knows? I don’t know what’s going to happen here,’ he said. ‘If we’re failing and failing miserably who knows what choice they’re might make.'” Read more.
Iran Slams ‘Ridiculous’ US Coalition As Congress Funds Arms Against ISIS – “Without committing ground troops to the cause, a coalition led by the United States against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a ‘ridiculous’ enterprise, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday… ‘[I]s it really possible to fight terrorism without any hardship [with combat boots on the ground], without any sacrifice? Is it possible to reach a big goal without that? In all regional and international issues, the victorious one is the one who is ready to do sacrifice.'” Read more.