Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Iran takes over Iraq!

Short-range missile (Zelzal) is test-launched during war games in Qom, 74 miles south of Tehran, on Sept. 27, 2009. (SHAIGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

On the day of writing this, Iran has fired another 10 test missiles, is well on its way to building a nuclear weapon, and is completely defiant to Obama and the United Nations.

A few years ago, there was an 8 year war between Iran and Iraq in which one million young men were killed. That was before the two Bush presidents defeated, then deposed the Iraqi emperor, Sudam Husseim.

Well, this story is many years before that.
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30 -31 That same night the Babylonian king Belshazzar was murdered. Darius the Mede was sixty-two years old when he succeeded him as king.
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The Medes and Persians had the most advanced weaponry of the day, and were fierce and cruel fighters. The battle to depose the Babylonian kindom was done quickly and definatively.
Darius, the new emperor, steps in and makes changes quickly...

1 -3 Darius reorganized his kingdom. He appointed one hundred twenty governors to administer all the parts of his realm. Over them were three vice-regents, one of whom was Daniel. The governors reported to the vice-regents, who made sure that everything was in order for the king.
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So Daniel, the refugee, the kid without a home, has served in the government for several decades now. He is a senior statesman. Apolitical, but politically astute.
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He is God's man, carrying out his duties with integrity and honor. Always longing for his homeland, he is never allowed to go back.
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With this latest political upheaval, he is moved up another notch. Now the 4th most powerful man in the kingdom, his troubles are over. He is established. Has had a brilliant career. He is older now. Probably has married and raised a family, although nothing is ever mentioned.
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Smooth sailing ahead?
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Well, not exactly...

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