I believe this guy has a more dead on interpretation...more details are on the web page...
Daniel Confirms That Grecia Is The Fifth Head Of Revelation 13, and also reveals the emergence of a warrior king who will bring war and destruction to
the Middle East in the final days before the arrival of the Kingdom of God.
The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is
between his eyes is the first king. Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in
his power. And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark
sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice,
and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. Daniel 8: 20-23
The above prophecy of Daniel indicates that four kingdoms would arise following the death of Alexander the Great, who was the first King of the
Grecian Empire, and that one of these kingdoms would survive until the end times, when an evil warlike king would come to power, and bring war and
destruction to the Middle East. It also indicates that this fierce king will have great power, but not by his own hand, as he will be empowered by the
beast that ascends from the bottomless pit, just as the dragon gave Alexander his power, and his seat, and great authority - Revelation 13: 1-3.
Following the sudden death of Alexander, his kingdom was divided amongst his four generals exactly as foretold by Daniel above. These four kingdoms
were the Antigonid, Seleucid, Bactrian and Ptolemaic Empires, and from their start, they were almost always in a constant war with each other. The
Seleucid Empire representing the Middle East portion of Alexander's kingdom, eventually conquered the other three, to become the only portion
remaining up until the time of the Roman Empire. The Ptolemaic = Egyptian Empire, was conquered by the Seluecids, but Rome forced it's own rule over
Egypt, and prevented the Seleucids from taking control over Egypt. Under Roman rule, the Seleucid Empire was allowed to continue via Roman control of
After the fall of the Roman Empire, and with the birth of Mohammed, and Islam, which also occurred in the Seleucid portion of the previous Grecian
Empire, there arose the Turkish - Ottoman Empire, that was strongly influenced by Islam, and later became known as the Ottoman/Islamic Empire, and
eventually encompassed all the previous area of the Grecian Empire of Alexander the Great. Exactly as Daniel foretold above, a portion of the Grecian
Empire of Alexander the Great remained in existence up until the latter days and modern times. The Seleucid Empire remained loosely configured
throughout the period of the Roman Empire, and up through the period of the Turkish - Ottoman/Islamic Empire, and following the defeat of Turkey
during World War I, was then divided into ten kingdoms under British Rule, and later became the eight Arab/Muslim Nations of the Middle East.
The above prophecy of Daniel tells us that a warlike king will come to power during the latter time of their kingdom. This kingdom would be a
surviving remnant of one of the four kingdoms that were formed from the Grecian Empire following the death of Alexander the Great, as mentioned above.
The only one of these kingdoms to survive up until modern times is the Seleucid Empire, which became the ten provinces now contained within the eight
Arab/Muslim Nations of the Middle East. This end time personage is described in Daniel 7: 7-8 & 23-25, in conjunction with a kingdom composed of three
of the original ten, and it can only be concluded that the nation of Iraq is the kingdom of mention, since Iraq is composed of Basrah, Baghdad and
Mosul, which are three of the original ten British Mandated Provinces. Now as to this king of fierce countenance, it does not indicate that he will be
born in Iraq, only that he will stand up during the time of their kingdom, and similar to Alexander the Great who conquered the entire Middle East and
was a Macedonian, this king of fierce countenance could likewise hail from another nation. With the American invasion and occupation of Iraq, the
prophesized king of fierce countenance that is destined to bring war to the region, could very well be President George W. Bush. He is a fierce
warrior king, who destroys wonderfully, and has brought war to the Middle East via Iraq, exactly as foretold by Daniel.
Interpretations Of Daniel - The images in the Book of Daniel Chapter 7, describe four beasts or successive empires that over time would occupy the
same region of the Middle East. The first is like a lion and represents the Babylonian Empire. The second is like a bear and represents the
Media-Persian Empire. The third is like a leopard which had four wings and represents the Grecian Empire. The four wings represent the Antigonid,
Seleucid, Bactrian and Ptolemaic empires which arose from the Grecian Empire following the death of Alexander the Great. The forth kingdom is diverse
from all the beasts that were before it and eventually breaks up into ten smaller kingdoms. These are described as ten horns. Three of these ten
kingdoms later merge into a single kingdom bringing the total to eight. Daniel describes this as the little horn that uproots three. It is during the
reign of these eight kingdoms that the battle of Armageddon will transpire, and the Kingdom of God will be established on Earth.
The Little Horn....After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great
iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it;
and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first
horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.- Daniel 7: 7 & 8
The Fourth Beast.... shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall
tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he
shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints
of the most High, and think to change times and laws: - Daniel 7: 23-25
The Forth Beast Identified - The forth beast kingdom of Daniel was the Turkish - Ottoman / Islamic Empire. It was the next successive empire following
the Grecian Empire that included the same land area as did the previous Media-Persian and Babylonian empires. The Roman Empire is excluded from this
line up because it did not occupy the exact same region. The previous empires of Babylon, Media-Persia and Greece not only included the Mediterranean
area within their boundaries, but also a large portion of the Middle East which included Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Roman Empire did not. The eastern
borders of the Roman Empire included Israel, Syria and Egypt but stopped there. The key areas of Iran and Saudi Arabia were not included within the
boundaries of the Roman Empire. Because of this dissimilarity to the first three, the Roman Empire cannot be the forth beast kingdom. Only the
Ottoman/Islamic Empire, which arose centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, contained the same territory as the previous Babylonian,
Media-Persia, and Grecian Empires.
The Ten Horns - are ten provinces that were drawn up by Britain following the defeat and fall of the Turkish Ottoman/Islamic Empire during World War
One, in the years 1920-1922. They were Basrah, Baghdad, Mosul, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Persia now called Iran, and Egypt. Under
British Mandate Basrah, Baghdad and Mosul were later consolidated into the province of Iraq. This agrees with Daniel in that the "little horn"
uproots three of the original ten, and so Iraq is the little horn mentioned by Daniel. Interestingly enough, Iraq is still divided into the three
provinces of Basrah, Baghdad and Mosul. The seven remaining provinces now comprise the balance of Arab/Muslim Nations in the Middle East. These will
give their power and strength unto the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit.
This means that the ten provinces, now eight Middle East Nations, will form an alliance, and will be empowered by the beast from the bottomless pit,
and influenced to wage war against the nation of Israel. The objectives will be the development of an Islamic Empire, the destruction of Israel, the
capture of Jerusalem, and occupation of the Temple Mount. At the same time, a man will emerge in conjunction with the nation of Iraq, and will think
to change times and laws. True to the Book of Daniel, a man, President Bush, has brought about the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, and is
thinking to change times and laws in the Middle East, exactly as foretold by Daniel.
References for the above can be found in any good encyclopedia under the History of the Middle East following World War I. The British Mandates and
Protectorates of the Middle East after WWI. The Turkish Campaigns of World War I and in the individual histories of the ten nations mentioned above.
(1920 - 1923).
The Ten Horns Of Daniel do not represent Europe - Many people have a mistaken assumption that the ten horns of Daniel represent modern day Europe.
This assumption is based on a belief that the forth beast of Daniel was the Roman Empire. But the numbers just don't add up. There are now fifteen
nations in the European Union and more waiting to join. Daniel is specific about the ten horns and the "little horn" that uproots three. This is not
happening in the Europe of today. But there is another area in the world that does fit the prophecy of Daniel and the numbers do add up. That area is
the Middle East. Why do I bring this up? Because we are already way past the ten horns of Daniel and well into the final days of this prophecy. Those
who believe that Europe is the focal point of Daniel are still waiting for the numbers to add up. Perhaps it is for this reason that Jesus said that
many Christians would be caught by surprise when the arrival does come. They will still be waiting for Europe to conform to Daniel while all the while
the prophecy of Daniel has already come to pass in the Middle East.
These are the ten horns of Daniel: Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Persia now called Iran, Egypt, (Basra, Baghdad and Mosul) = Iraq.
Daniel 7: 7-8 / 23-25. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast - Revelation 17: 13.
The Nebuchadnezzar Statue - The empires symbolized by the statue are as follows: Babylonian Empire (gold head), Media-Persia Empire (silver breast and
arms), and the Grecian Empire (brass belly and thighs), and the Ottoman / Islamic Empire (legs of iron). The Roman Empire is not included in this line
up because it did not occupy the same area as the other four empires symbolized above. All of the empires represented by the Neb. Statue occupied the
same area of the Mediterranean, and a large portion of the Middle East, including Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Roman Empire did not. The borders of the
Roman Empire stopped at Israel, Egypt and Syria. The areas of Iran and Saudi Arabia were not included within the boundaries of the Roman Empire. This
dissimilarity to the others mentioned above rules out the Roman Empire. The next empire following the Roman Empire that occupied the same area as the
ancient Babylonian, Media-Persia and Grecian Empires, was the Ottoman/Islamic Empire. This empire must then be the legs of iron - Daniel 2.
The toes are ten Middle East Provinces or British Mandates, that were established after the fall of the Ottoman/Islamic Empire, following the defeat
of Turkey during World War I. These were as follows: Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Persia now called Iran, Egypt, Basrah, Baghdad and
Mosul. Iraq was later formed by combining Basrah, Baghdad and Mosul.
And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the
strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the
kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of
men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. "And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a
kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms,
and it shall stand for ever." Daniel 2
No better description of the Muslim and Arabian Nations can be found than the toes of the Neb. Statue, as described by Daniel above. It perfectly
describes the inability of the ten Arabian Kingdoms to come to a common consensus and agreement with each other = partly broken, and yet at the same
time they are bound by a common religion and customs = partly strong. Even though they are similar in customs, they will not cleave one to another, or
unite in common purpose. And during the time of these kingdoms, the Kingdom of God will be established.