Gulf Military Analyst: ISIS is Preparing for the Final Battle in 2016

The Islamic State will activate hundreds of sleeper cells in “dozens of countries” in an unprecedented bid to destabilize western governments and spark a huge military retaliation in the Middle East.

Dr. Theodore Karasik states, “Many of us see the change of year as ‘turning over a new leaf’ and ISIS may do the same.”

The New Year, 2016 will see new levels of “ISIS’s destructiveness, to force confrontations across the world”, requiring the international community, as well as, regional and local governments to cooperate in facing and dealing with the threat.

“The level of ISIS’s destructiveness, to force confrontations across the world, indicates that 2016 is likely to be more chaotic than 2015.

The warnings come as the west is on heightened alert after last month’s terror attacks in Paris, in which 130 people were killed and hundreds wounded.

Earlier this week ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released an audio message boasting that his forces were “doing well” and urging his followers to “be confident God will grant us victory”.

The message from the ISIS chief, the first in nearly a year, referred to the formation of a Saudi-led coalition of 34 Muslim nations against Isis, which was announced on December 15.

Baghdadi called for the overthrow of the Saudi government and promised his forces would soon advance on Israel.

“You will never find comfort in Palestine, Jews,” he said. “Palestine will not be your land or your home, but it will be a graveyard for you.”

He also taunted America for not sending troops to Syria and Iraq. “They do not dare to come, because their hearts are full of fear from the Mujahidin,” he said.

Dr Karasik surmises Baghdadi will advance his terror campaign.

He added: “He is following the script announced in 2014 to expand in the Levant into the upper tier of the Arabian Peninsula by 2019.

“They want to destabilize Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and Gulf states. The messaging is clear: ISIS is continuing to challenge its enemies near and far.

“Baghdadi taunts America and its allies who are afraid to put boots on the ground against ISIS to fight because of what waits in Dabiq and Ghouta, which is a reference to what the leader describes as the Final Battle.

Last week the Archbishop of Canterbury warned Islamic State – also known as Daesh – has sparked an “apocalypse” which could wipe out Christianity in the very region where the faith was born two millennia ago.

The Most Reverend Justin Welby used his Christmas sermon to brand the Islamic extremists as “a Herod of today” – a reference to the despotic king of Judea at the time of Jesus’ birth. ISIS is igniting a trail of fear, violence, hatred and determined oppression”.

He told the congregation: “They hate difference, whether it is Muslims who think differently, Yazidis or Christians, and because of them the Christians face elimination in the very region in which Christian faith began.

The Final Battle is good versus evil.  Choose a side, for there is no middle ground.

“This apocalypse is defined by themselves and heralded only by the angel of death.” -Archbishop of Canterbury




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