The US has been building up its naval
fleet – aircraft carriers, mine-sweepers etc, in the Gulf of Oman and
Persian Gulf over the past year.
But the Bush administration says the
build-up is aimed at “containing Iran” and forcing it into diplomatic
concessions and into the giving up of its efforts to become a nuclear state.
A nuclear armed Iran, the US believes, would upset the fragile balance of
powers in the volatile region.
Iran continues to deny it is building
nuclear weapons. But Israel, for one, remains convinced Iran’s belligerent
leader President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seeking a nuclear device to make
good on in his vision of “wiping the Jewish nation off the face of the map.”
quoted Vincent Cannistraro, a Washington-based intelligence analyst, who
maintains: “Planning (for the strike) is going on, in spite of public
disavowals by Gates. Targets have been selected, for a bombing campaign
against nuclear sites; it is quite advanced. The military assets to carry
this out are being put in place. We are planning for war. It is incredibly
A second US navy aircraft carrier
strike group led by the USS John C Stennis arrived in the Gulf of
Oman in February, doubling the US presence in the region.
PUTIN ADDS FUEL TO WAR EXPECTATIONS
President Vladimir Putin’s attack on
the US at the recent Munich Conference for its “almost uncontained hyper use
of force in international relations - a force that is plunging the world
into an abyss of permanent conflicts,” has raised the stakes, as it becomes
evident that Russia will oppose any strong US action on Iran.
A report in whatdoesitmean.com,
Feb 13, had this alarming headline …
RUSSIAN FORCES TO
U.S. FORCES DURING IRAN
The article by Sorcha Faal says that
according to Russian military analysts, President Putin has issued orders to
the Russian Interior Ministry to dispatch Special Force troops to Iran to
protect Russian assets, including the Bushehr Nuclear power plant.
Analysts believe the orders to take
action “against any and all hostile forces,” is “a direct threat to
US and Israeli Forces currently massing for their planned attack and
invasion of Iran.”
It is clear from Ezekiel’s prophecy
(Ezekiel 38 and 39), that Russia will be allied with Iran and many other
nations in “the end times,” and that the great northern confederation will
invade Israel and the Middle East. This is an indication that Iran will
not be wiped out before the world war. But there could be an attack from
which it recovers, or a failed attack which will leave Iran intact, and thus
able to fulfil its role in the prophesied world war.
IGNORES LATEST ULTIMATUM
Feb 26. 07. Iran ignored a February UN
deadline to suspend its uranium enrichment program. President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad compared Iran’s atomic drive to a “train with no brake or
reverse gear.” (Maybe the run-away train needs to be derailed!)
US, British, French, German, Chinese
and Russian officials began meetings in London today to discuss additional
penalties against Iran. But UN diplomats cautioned that further measures
would take weeks to reach agreement, and it would be mild at best.
Prophetically, there’s more in
Scripture about Iran than about the US. Iran (Persia) is listed as a main
Russian ally in the Tribulation world war. The USA is not mentioned
Many prophecy teachers believe the US
could be bankrupted soon, and will no longer be a superpower.
A big part of Europe will make up the
Revived Roman Empire (The Beast) which will fight against The North, The
South and The East in the Tribulation.
DEMOCRATS WARN BUSH ON IRAN
FEB 16, 07. Top Democrats in the US
Congress have warned President Bush that he does not have the authority to
go to war with Iran. The Democrats now control both houses of parliament.
The Democrat Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, acknowledged that Mr Bush has said he wants a
diplomatic solution to the rift with Iran. “I take him at his word,” she
said. But she also said that Congress should assert itself “and make it
very clear that there is no previous authority for the president, any
president, to go into Iran.” “There should be no more blank cheques” issued
Republican House Minority Leader John
Boehner criticised the Democrats’ attempts to derail Mr Bush’s plans for
Iraq. “While American troops are fighting radical Islamic terrorists
thousands of miles away,” he said, “it is unthinkable that the US Congress
would move to discredit their mission, cut off their reinforcements and deny
them the resources they need to succeed and return home safely.”
THREATEN TO RESIGN
Up to five US generals and admirals
are reportedly willing to resign rather than approve what they consider
would be a reckless attack (on Iran).
A generals’ revolt on such a scale
would be unprecedented. “American generals usually stay and fight until they
get fired,” said a Pentagon source.
The threat of a wave of resignations
coincided with a warning by Vice-President Dick Cheney while visiting
Australia, that all options, including military action, remained on the
table. Mr Cheney was responding to a comment by British leader Tony Blair
that it would not “be right to take military action.”
OR WILL ISRAEL GO IT ALONE?
This is the other question that’s in
the air. If the US does not take action against Iran’s nuclear ambitions,
will Israel, which is totally convinced that Mahmoud means what he says -
that ‘Israel should be wiped off the planet’ - take action before it is too
‘PALESTINIANS’ PREPARE TO
Feb 26, 07. Palestinian Arab terror
bosses say they are actively preparing to unleash a major wave of violence
against Israel and US interests in the Middle East in defense of their
allies in Iran.
Speaking to WorldNetDaily, a
senior Islamic Jihad commander said Tehran has ordered his group to
“wreak havoc” on the Jewish state and any Americans within its reach should
Israel or the US attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.
According to the terrorist leader, the
attacks would come in the form of “suicide” bombings and massive rocket
barrages from both the Gaza Strip and Judea-Samaria.
If that scenario unfolds, Israel will
likely find itself dealing with a major escalation of “Palestinian”
terrorism as well as an all-out conventional assault by Syria, Hizb’allah
These are the fruits of the “Oslo”
peace process that transformed the “Palestinians” from a hostile but
ill-equipped body of people into a conglomerate of heavily-armed,
well-trained paramilitary terror groups.
“AHMADINEJAD IS WINNING”
JAN 26, 07. Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad is an evil man. But he is not a stupid man. Indeed, he is smart
and fastidious. He understands power and how to get it. And he understands
that the purpose of a nation’s foreign policy is to sell ideas and messages
and to build coalitions that enable a state to achieve its national aims.
Due to his understanding and his abilities, Ahmadinejad has achieved
significant success in advancing his policy aims of defeating the US,
destroying Israel, and acquiring nuclear weapons.
The source of his frenetic motivation
for destruction is his deep-seated and fanatical desire to hearken the
arrival of the Shi’ite messiah — the twelfth imam or the Mahdi. Ahmadinejad
promises that the arrival of the Mahdi will signal the enduring defeat of
liberal democracy and the notion of human freedom and the eradication of
Christianity and Judaism. All will be replaced by the “pure” Islam of the
Mahdi, of Ahmadinejad and of the late Ayatollah Khomeini.
Over the past week evidence of
Ahmadinejad’s success was very evident. In late January, London’s Daily
Telegraph reported that Iranian-North Korean nuclear collaboration has
reached new heights. Not only were Iranian scientists present at North
Korea’s nuclear test last October, according to the Telegraph, North
Korean nuclear scientists are in Iran today assisting their Iranian
counterparts in preparing a nuclear test that could take place by the end of
This new information means that the
timeline for Iranian acquisition of nuclear bombs has been shortened
dramatically. If just months ago US intelligence officials claimed that Iran
would not acquire nuclear weapons until 2011, and if just six weeks ago
Mossad chief Meir Dagan told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense
Committee that Iran needed 2 years to acquire the bomb, the report that Iran
could test a nuclear weapon by the end of 2007 means that there’s reason to
fear Iran will have the means to launch a nuclear attack against Israel next
Moreover, recently there have been
several reports that all Iran’s nuclear facilities are working at full
strength to increase uranium enrichment.
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr
Mottaki’s announcement Monday that 38 predominantly Western UN nuclear
inspectors would be barred from returning to the country is yet another sign
that Iran’s nuclear efforts are being stepped up. As well, Iran’s
acquisition last month of advanced Russian Tor M-1 anti-aircraft missiles
demonstrates that with Russian assistance, Iran is preparing seriously for