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Iran 2007. Shockwaves spread after Bush speech. Headline (1) Impending Iran crisis (2) Three assault ships set out for Persian Gulf Headline Washington Times / Debkafile January 7 & 11 Event

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Shockwaves spread after Bush speech

Headline

(1) Impending Iran crisis

(2) Three assault ships set out for Persian Gulf

Headline Washington Times / Debkafile January 7 & 11

Event

(1) The nuclear crisis boiling away under the surface for the last three years with Iran has finally erupted. Over the next three to six months, expect things to get much worse, with a very real possibility of a war could spread far beyond the Persian Gulf. How we got here was entirely predictable -- as is the path to a violent future. So fasten your seat belts. We are in for a rough ride.

(2) DEBKAfile’s military sources add that another three warships are due to sail out of Norfolk for the Gulf this week with marine personnel aboard. This will bring to more than 20,000 the complement of sailors, marines and pilots either heading for the Gulf region like the USS John C. Stennis strike group, or already present like the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the USS Boxer. The deployment of the USS John C. Stennis strike group, announced last week, was billed as “a warning to Syria and Iran.”

Comment

The day after the speech we read of more forces and warships being sent to the Gulf. Also in Iraq, US forces stormed a building in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil and seized six people said to be Iranians, prompting a diplomatic incident.

Surely we see the Gentile nations preparing for war. Daniel also tells us that a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation is coming on this earth.

Bible Quote Joel 3 9 ¶ Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:


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Iran taking control of Basra

Headline

Iran 'taking control of Basra by stealth'

Headline Daily Telegraph January 17

Event

Iranian intelligence is preparing for complete dominance of southern Iraq when the British withdraw by penetrating Basra's security network, it can be revealed.

Iraqi intelligence sources disclosed to The Daily Telegraph that Iran plans to reap the huge financial rewards presented by the southern oil fields and prevent Western businesses from gaining a foothold inside Basra.

Comment

Meanwhile in Iraq the destruction continues with massive attacks in Baghdad this week with a suicide bombing killing over 70 students at a university. The Daily Telegraph reports above that Iran is penetrating southern Iraq as well, where the British are based. The Times newspaper also reported this week “Britain is joining an American military campaign to blunt Iranian influence in Iraq and the Gulf. In a move likely to heighten tension in an already volatile part of the world, US forces have been ordered to detain Iranian agents in Iraq and to strengthen substantially America’s military presence in the Gulf. Two Royal Navy minehunters have arrived in the Gulf to reinforce a naval frigate on patrol in the area.” The picture was also in the Times.

God speaks in Isaiah 13 of a latter day invasion of Babylon (modern Iraq) and at this time the Medes would be stirred up. The Medes were an ancient Iranian people! So once more the Bible describes the exact events happening before our eyes.

Bible Quote Isaiah 13 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.


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North Korea helping Iran

Headline

N Korea helping Iran with nuclear testing

Headline Daily Telegraph January 26

Event

North Korea is helping Iran to prepare an underground nuclear test similar to the one Pyongyang carried out last year. Under the terms of a new understanding between the two countries, the North Koreans have agreed to share all the data and information they received from their successful test last October with Teheran's nuclear scientists. A senior European defence official told The Daily Telegraph that North Korea had invited a team of Iranian nuclear scientists to study the results of last October's underground test to assist Teheran's preparations to conduct its own — possibly by the end of this year. There were unconfirmed reports at the time of the Korean firing that an Iranian team was present. Iranian military advisers regularly visit North Korea to participate in missile tests.

Comment

The so called “axis of evil” – Syria, Iran and N Korea - appear to be helping each other over what they see as the American threat to their existence. And so military know-how is being shared amongst themselves, escalating the preparations for war.

Iran began another military exercise this week where it did secret tests on its new TOR M1 anti missile system just delivered to them by the Russians.

The USS Stennis Strike Force is still on the way to the Persian gulf with 80 fighters on its decks and 6,500 US soldiers. This will add to the American battle groups already there. How long before all this military build up is put into action?

The verse below is often quoted now, but surely rightly so. War IS being prepared…

Bible Quote Joel 3 9 ¶ Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up


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America poised to strike Iran

Headline

America ‘poised to strike at Iran’s nuclear sites’

Headline Sunday Herald January 28

Event

President Bush is preparing to attack Iran's nuclear facilities before the end of April and the US Air Force's new bases in Bulgaria and Romania would be used as back-up in the onslaught, according to an official report from Sofia.

"American forces could be using their two USAF bases in Bulgaria and one at Romania's Black Sea coast to launch an attack on Iran in April," the Bulgarian news agency Novinite said.

The American build-up along the Black Sea, coupled with the recent positioning of two US aircraft carrier battle groups off the Straits of Hormuz, appears to indicate president Bush has run out of patience with Tehran's nuclear misrepresentation and non-compliance with the UN Security Council's resolution. President Ahmeninejad of Iran has further ratcheted up tension in the region by putting on show his newly purchased state of the art Russian TOR-Ml anti-missile defence system

Comment

We have been watching for months now the military build up by America around Iran.

Many military analysts have been saying this week that the US – Iran tensions could trigger accidental war. A proxy war has already begun as the US begins to pressure Iranian operatives in Iraq. These behind the scenes struggles underway between Iran and the US could explode into open warfare over a single misstep the analysts say. We do not know exactly how events are going to proceed with Iran and America.

We do know that Iran will join Russia in invading Israel and America will not stop them.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 4 and I will bring thee [Gog] forth, and all thine army….: 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:


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Iran threatens US if attacked

Headline

Iran to Hit U.S. Interests if Attacked

Headline Washington Post February 8

Event

Iran's supreme leader warned today that any U.S. attack on his country would trigger Iranian retaliation against U.S. interests "around the world."

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued the threat as Iran's Revolutionary Guards carried out military exercises in the Persian Gulf that included the test-firing of anti-ship missiles with a range of more than 200 miles.

The missiles "can hit different kinds of big warships in all of the Persian Gulf, all of the Sea of Oman and the north of the Indian Ocean," senior Revolutionary Guards naval commander Ali Fadavi told Iran's state-run television. The missile tests were staged on the second day of exercises by Iranian naval and air force units in the Gulf as a second U.S. aircraft carrier headed toward the waterway.

Comment

According to the Sunday Telegraph (4/2/07), America's military chiefs are at loggerheads with the country's diplomats and spies over tactics for confronting Iranian agents in Iraq over their role in lethal attacks on US forces. In fact this agonising within American military circles extends to the whole Iranian situation. Another interesting report in the Washington Times this week said that America could be close to fighting 3 major but very different campaigns simultaneously in a small geographical area. The writer shows how in past conflicts, powerful armies were so distracted in such a situation that they ended up being destroyed.

Israel will have to turn to THE Super Power in heaven not a “Super Power” on earth.

Bible Quote Zechariah 12 10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications:


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US blames Iran for 170 deaths

Headline

Pentagon blames Iran for 170 US deaths

Headline Daily Telegraph February 12

Event

America today blamed Iran for the deaths of 170 US troops inside Iraq, accusing Teheran of supplying insurgents with increasingly sophisticated bombs. Senior defence officials in Baghdad said that Iranian-supplied "explosively formed projectiles" were frequently being used against coalition forces. They said the "highest levels" of Iran’s regime were responsible for giving them to Shia militias in Iraq.

These bombs are specially designed to penetrate heavily armoured military vehicles and are capable of crippling the US army’s main battle tank, the Abrams M1. They have killed 170 US troops since June 2004, according to the American officials. They added that some weapons have been captured and they bore the hallmarks of having been manufactured in Iran.

Comment

Before the war in Iraq began, a dossier was drawn up accusing Iraq of having weapons of mass destruction. It was this report that formed the basis and logic for the invasion.

Now we have a dossier on Iran. This report shows how Iran is behind the insurgency in Iraq and is causing the death of many US soldiers. The problem is clear though. America (and Britain) never found the weapons in Iraq. That report was discredited.

So now it almost impossible to make other nations back this dossier. Action against Iran is now so much more difficult. It is perhaps why Iran survives to join Russia in attacking Israel. The truth though, is that Iran IS causing destruction in Iraq.

Bible Quote Jeremiah 51 11 the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it: Medes = Iranians Babylon = Iraq


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Teheran backs Arab peace plan

Headline

Teheran backs Arab peace plan, say Saudis

Headline Daily Telegraph March 7

Event

Saudi Arabia claimed an important diplomatic breakthrough yesterday when it said Iran had agreed to support an Arab peace plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. By securing Teheran's apparent backing for the peace plan, which dates from 2002 and envisages a Palestinian state on land occupied by Israel in 1967, diplomatic pressure will mount on Tel Aviv. But there was no official confirmation from Iran about the agreement which would represent a significant watering-down of its traditionally hardline position that calls for all Israeli land to be given to Palestinians. The official Saudi news agency announced Iran's backing after its president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met the Saudi leader, King Abdullah, in a weekend summit in Riyadh. It represented another apparent diplomatic coup for Saudi Arabia which has been working actively in recent months to reassert itself as the regional Sunni superpower capable of standing up to a resurgent Shia Iran.

Comment

There is an Arab League Summit to be held March 28-29 in Saudi Arabia. The peace plan mentioned above is to be tabled there and voted on. With Saudi Arabia apparently receiving Iran’s support for the agreement there is now a chance it will be accepted. The plan is 1. Israel gets out of the West Bank and Eastern Jerusalem 2. A Palestinian state is established there and 3. for that the Arabs will accept Israel’s right to exist. King Abdullah said this week that Israel must choose between "Israel, the fortress" or "living in peace and security with its neighbours".

Bible Quote 2 Thessalonians 5 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety;

then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child safety = security


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Iran poised to strike Gulf states

International symbols of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons

Headline

(1) Iran poised to strike in wealthy Gulf states

(2) Syria ready with bio-terror if U.S. hits Iran

Headline Sunday Telegraph / Worldnetdaily March 5

Event

  • Iran has trained secret networks of agents across the Gulf states to attack Western interests and incite civil unrest in the event of a military strike against its nuclear programme, a former Iranian diplomat has told The Sunday Telegraph.

  • An American biodefense analyst living in Europe says if the U.S. invades Iran to halt its nuclear ambitions, Syria is ready to respond with weapons of mass destruction – specifically biological weapons.

    Comment

    The first 2 slides this week have looked at the peace moves and now we have a slide on the “sudden destruction” element.

    The tinderbox of the Middle East is ready to ignite. And when it does it will unleash a war the like of which has never been seen before. It will be the final war with everything at stake. We know it will be centred on Israel and God talks of horrific plagues coming upon those who attack Israel at that time.

    The plague mentioned below may come directly from God OR be a plague inflicted by man himself. Quite often God does use the weapons that man has created against themselves. Hence the talk of the military build-up before the final conflict.

    The biological weapons mentioned above would create plagues in the land of Israel.

    Bible Quote Zechariah 14 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.


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UK sailors captured at gunpoint

Headline

UK sailors captured at gunpoint

Headline BBConline March 23

Event

Fifteen British navy personnel have been captured at gunpoint by Iranian forces, the Ministry of Defence says. The men were seized at 1030 local time when they boarded a boat in the Gulf, off the coast of Iraq, which they suspected was smuggling cars.

The Royal Navy said the group was on a routine patrol in Iraqi waters and were understood to be unharmed. But Iranian state television quoted the Iran foreign ministry as saying they had illegally entered Iranian waters. The Associated Press news agency is quoting US Navy official, Commander Kevin Aandahl, as saying that Iran's Revolutionary Guard were responsible.

Comment

In the new CD produced called “Babel, Babylon and Beyond”, I try to show that the literal area of Iraq is significant. It is the area of ancient Babylon and in fact there are chapters in the Bible that appear to be a running commentary on current events.

In one of these chapters, Isaiah 13, which speaks of nations invading Babylon, it also speaks of the Medes being stirred up. The Medes are modern day Iranians.

So at the time of nations bringing destruction to Iraq we have the Iranians being stirred up. Almost every single week over the last 2 years we have seen Iran being stirred up. A massive diplomatic crisis has exploded between the UK and Iran this week as 15 British naval personnel were captured by Iranian forces. Iran will almost certainly use them as pawns. It is no coincidence this has happened this week, as new sanctions have been imposed and more naval warships have arrived in the area.

Bible Quote Isaiah 13 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

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Sailors paraded on Iranian TV

Headline

Sailor captives paraded on TV

Headline Daily Telegraph March 30

Event

The release of film of Faye Turney, the captive Royal Navy rating, caused outrage last night after she appeared to be speaking under duress as she apologised for straying into Iranian waters. Footage of Ldg Seaman Turney and several other British prisoners were beamed around the world showing the distressed looking sailor in a black hijab headscarf.

Comment

Britain froze all official business with Iran this week. Tony Blair is furious and has condemned the detention of the 15 British service personnel by Iran.

On Thursday the UK asked UN Security Council members to say they “deplored” the continuing detention of its naval personnel and to back calls for their “immediate release”. But the council was divided on the issue, with Russia leading opposition to Britain’s demand for a tough stance against Iran! Interesting cartoon in the Daily Telegraph this week, showing a lion with a knot in his tail with the president of Iran hiding behind a tree grinning. (see picture above).

Britain’s symbol is a lion. It is in the Bible too. Britain is the “old lion” with the “young lions” being those nations that are offspring. E.g. USA, Canada, Australia.

This event only adds to the incredible tension now between Iran and the US and UK.

And so the drums of war beat ever louder. Iran (ancient Medes) is being stirred up. Russia is supporting Iran. The UK and USA are standing together. Conflict is close…

Bible Quote Nahum 2 1 ¶ Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feedingplace of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion’s whelp, and none made them afraid? Nahum about the burden of Nineveh (in Iraq) – the lions dwell there!


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Britain humiliated by Iran

Headline

Britain 'Humiliated By Iran' Over Hostages

Headline National News April 5

Event

Britain has been "humiliated" by Iran over the hostage crisis - even as President Ahmadinejad promises to release our 15 captives, a leading analyst claimed today.

Robert Bailey, a Middle East specialist, said that Iran had made Britain look "hapless" in front of their Arab neighbours, particularly Iraq.

Iran will project this as a victory (the medals given publicly to the officers who led the operation was an immediate example) against a country still viewed with suspicion in Iran because of its past interventions. It also put out an indirect warning that any attack on its nuclear plants would be met with vigour.

Comment

When Iran captured 15 British naval personnel at the end of March few could have predicted how it would have played out. When President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared he was freeing the captured British crew it looked like a public relations coup of some magnitude. No wonder he beamed broadly as they all lined up to shake his hand and offer apologies. He was the hero in a fairy-tale that had just reached its happy ending, a tale that spoke of his generosity and of Iran's desire for good relations with other nations. All this of course came just a few days before a supposed US strike on Iran. (see last WWW). The whole situation was cleverly choreographed by Iran and Britain was left looking weak and out manoeuvred.

As we know Iran survives to take part in the invasion of Israel at the time of the end. This event has weakened Britain’s standing and possibly weakened resolve to attack Iran.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 4 a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: 5 Persia, Ethiopia,... with them NB Tarshish (UK) weakened in verse 13.


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Iran FM attacks US policy in Iraq

Headline

Iran FM attacks US policy in Iraq

Headline BBC online May 4

Event

Iran has strongly criticised US policy in Iraq, blaming the American presence there for sectarian violence. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was speaking in Egypt on the second day of a summit of world and regional powers, called to discuss Iraq's security.

The summit, now over, had been expected to see the first high-level US-Iran talks in almost three decades. Those hopes were dashed, although ambassadors from the US and Iran did hold a face-to-face meeting.

Comment

This was supposed to be a break-through summit. Not to break-through all the problems in Iraq (which is what the summit was supposed to be about!) but a break-through in US / Iran relations. The US and Iran were supposed to begin a dialogue which for nearly 30 years has been non existent.

It was really after the hostage crisis in 1979, when 52 Americans where held hostage in Tehran that things began to go badly wrong. April 7th 1980, America broke diplomatic relations with Iran which have never been revived since.

We know for certain that Iran joins forces with Russia in the final invasion of Israel. We know for certain that America is an opposing force to the invasion. We would expect therefore for Iran and America to remain enemies to the end.

We see the hand of God working out his plan and purpose at the summits and meetings of those who he has put in power – for now.

Bible Quote Jeremiah 51 11 the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; Medes = Iranians


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Headline

Cheney warns Iran on Gulf visit

Headline The Economist May 2

Event

US Vice-President Dick Cheney has issued a warning to Iran from an aircraft carrier in the Gulf. He said Washington and its allies would keep Tehran both from restricting sea traffic and developing nuclear arms.

Comment

US Vice President Dick Cheney has been busy this week! Wednesday, May 8, he set up a whirlwind of activity. He arrived in Baghdad unannounced, where he reproved Iraqi leaders for delaying vital decisions. Friday, aboard the USS John Stennis, one of two US air carrier strike groups deployed in Gulf waters, the vice president pledged the US would “stand with others to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating this region.” He arrived in Riyadh Sat. May 12, for talks with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz . He is seeking coordination with the Saudis in good time for the approaching winding-down of US military forces in Iraq. Cheney will also clinch the Bush administration’s offer to double the Saudi air force in size, boosting its capability for contending with Iranian air might and the Revolutionary Guards’ naval and marine strength.

And so we see America working against Iran and supporting Saudi Arabia. Precisly what we would expect from the prophecy in Ezekiel 38. Saudi Arabia is the area of Sheba.

Next Tuesday 15th May, the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, will travel to Jordan to meet the Saudi king to seek modifications of the Saudi peace plan that involves Israel giving up land (West Bank) for peace. We should watch developments here!

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil?

Cheney warns Iran on Gulf visit


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Tehran stirring Iraq trouble

Painting of destruction of Sodom

Headline

Tehran stirring Iraq trouble

Headline The Age.com May 23

Event

IRAN is forging ties with al-Qaeda elements and Sunni Arab militias in Iraq in preparation for a showdown intended to tip a wavering US Congress into voting for a full military withdrawal, US officials say. "Iran is fighting a proxy war in Iraq," a senior US official in Baghdad said. "They are already committing daily acts of war against US and British forces. They are behind a lot of high-profile attacks meant to undermine US will and British will, such as the rocket attacks on Basra palace and the Green Zone. The attacks are directed by the Revolutionary Guard who are connected right to the top (of the Iranian Government).

The official said US commanders were bracing themselves for a nationwide, Iranian-orchestrated offensive, linking al-Qaeda and Sunni insurgents to Tehran's allies, who Iran hoped would trigger a political mutiny in Washington and a US retreat.

Comment

It is always amazing to read headlines in the news that are almost exactly the same as verses in the Bible speaking of the same events.

Isaiah 13, which the WWW has been quoting for over 3 years, has a latter day fulfilment.

It speaks of Babylon being invaded and at the same time the Medes being stirred up. Cataclysmic destruction then comes on Babylon as it came on Sodom.

Ancient Babylon was in the area of modern day Iraq. The Medes were an Iranian people.

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Bible Quote Isaiah 13 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them 19 ¶ And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah to order the Babel CD.

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9 US military ships enter Persian Gulf

Headline

Nine US military ships enter Persian Gulf Wednesday

Headline Debkafile May 23

Event

They sailed through the Strait of Hormuz by day - according to US Navy officials for training exercises. The vessels carry around 17,000 combat and marine personnel. They include the two aircraft carriers, USS Nimitz and USS Stennis, as well as the USS Bonhomme Richard LHD 6 Group, the world’s biggest amphibious strike force. Iran was not notified of the planned arrival.

DEBKAfile reports the manoeuvres take place less than two weeks after Vice President Dick Cheney visited the region and informed Saudi King Abdullah and fellow Gulf rulers that President George W. Bush has determined that if Iran refuses to waive a nuclear weapon capability, the US will attack its nuclear, military and economic infrastructure before he leaves the White House in January 2009.

Comment

This was the largest naval exercise since 2003 and was designed as a show of strength to Iran. Whereas previous manoeuvres have taken place in the Persian Gulf under the cover of darkness this one was done in broad daylight. The warships sailed close to the Iranian coast on the same day that Iran faced further pressure at the UN over its nuclear program. There are a few points worthy of note here. Firstly, the continued build-up and preparation for war. Secondly, how America has focussed its forces in the Persian Gulf area. America has been drawn away from Israel. It will find it hard to protect Israel if war comes as it is now spread perilously thin.

The teeth of the young lions (e.g. America) will be broken when they prepare to strike!

Bible Quote Psalm 58 6 ¶ Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD. 7 ….when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows,


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Iran to Israel: Don’t attack Lebanon

Lebanon – The Fire This Time

Headline Front Page

Headline

Iran to Israel: Don't Attack Lebanon

Headline Associated Press May 24

Event

Iran's hard-line president warned Israel on Thursday that nations in the region would take action against the Jewish state if it attacked Lebanon in the summer. Although there has been discussion among Israeli experts about the possibility of another war against the Lebanon's Hezbollah guerillas, Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz and other officials have denied plans for such a conflict. A war between the two sides last summer ended in a U.N.-brokered cease-fire.

Ahmadinejad comments Thursday also likely reflect his attempt to cast himself in the role of a champion of the Palestinian cause. Iran support the militant Hamas and Islamic Jihad groups that refuse to recognize Israel.

Comment

More warnings to Israel from Iran. It comes in a week when Lebanon erupted again. The latest fighting in Lebanon is centred on the Palestinian-led Sunni Muslim faction that sprang up 6 months ago called Fatah al-Islam. It has close links to Syria who has been accused of fermenting the current terror. Time magazine this week said that the “present unrest in Lebanon is an ominous sign of future turmoil throughout the region.” It is not difficult to see Israel being blamed for this violence. It is taking place in a Palestinian refugee camp setup following the creation of Israel in 1948.

If only Israel let the Palestinians have their own state (you can hear people say) then there would be no trouble in refugee camps in Lebanon. Hence one of the reasons for Syria causing this trouble. Fire once more is coming on Lebanon.

Bible Quote Zechariah 11 1 ¶ Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.


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Hamas, Teheran & Damascus

Headline

Hamas, Teheran, Damascus will begin West Bank takeover - Headline Debkafile June 15

Event

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that Hamas’ planning and combat tactics clearly betray the professional hands of Syrian and Hizballah officers who have set up a command centre in the Gaza Strip. It was the second triumph in a week for a Palestinian force backed by Iran and Syria, after the Lebanese army failed in four weeks’ combat to crush the pro-Syrian factions’ barricaded in the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian camp near Tripoli. The Iran-Syrian alliance has acquired by brute force two Mediterranean coastal enclaves in northern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

Its momentum, launched a month ago in both sectors was unchecked. The Fouad Siniora government’s troops failed to break through to the Palestinian camp and crush the pro-Syrian uprising. The Olmert government stood by unmoved as the most radical elements in the Middle East snatched the Gaza Strip on Israel’s southwestern border. The Bush administration is finding itself forced out of key Middle East positions, its main assets Siniora and Mahmoud Abbas trounced on the battlefield.

Comment

The “revolution” in Gaza by Hamas, according to Debkafile (Israeli based military analysts), is part of a coordinated campaign by Syria and Iran. These 2 nations are wrong footing America and increasing their power base in nations surrounding Israel. Significant geopolitical movements are underway around God’s land.

The nations who want the destruction of Israel are making their moves. It surely cannot be long before all the pieces are in place and war will begin.

Bible Quote Joel 3 2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people [Israel].


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Israel's end is close: Teheran

Headline

Israel's end is close: Teheran

Headline People’s Daily Online June 4

Event

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday said the world would witness the destruction of Israel soon, the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. Ahmadinejad said last summer's war between Israel and Hezbollah showed for the first time that the "hegemony of the occupier regime (Israel) had collapsed, and the Lebanese nation pushed the button to begin counting the days until the destruction of the Zionist regime," IRNA quoted him as saying.

"God willing, in the near future we will witness the destruction of the corrupt occupier regime," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying during a speech to foreign guests who attended ceremonies marking the 18th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who is known as the father of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Comment

There is talk of war this summer. A lot of talk. Military analysts are monitoring the situation in Israel, Syria and Gaza and predict a summer war. It’s not just the analysts. We have the President of Iran predicting destruction coming on Israel in his statement above. We have the Israeli cabinet holding a special meeting this week and though they offer peace (see later slide) they all speak of coming war. Syrian armoured divisions have recently augmented their front-line deployment opposite Israel. Four divisions are now in place, three of them armoured.

The point is this. The Lebanon war last year showed for the first time in Arab minds that Israel was NOT invincible. They have begun a countdown to war with Israel.

Bible Quote Psalm 83 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.


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Israel preparing for Iran strike

Headline

1) IAF preparing for Iran strike

2) Iran moves closer to making a nuclear bomb

Headlines Jerusalem Post / Daily Telegraph June 22

Event

  • The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has been training on long-range flights, including refuelling in mid-flight, in preparation for potential strikes against Iranian nuclear targets. The training program has been taking place for some time but has only been released for publication Friday, the Ma'ariv daily reported.

  • Iran claimed today to have stockpiled 100kg of enriched uranium, enough in theory to create two nuclear bombs of the kind that destroyed Hiroshima.

    Comment

    More preparations for war underway. Tensions in the region are rising substantially with the Hamas victory in Gaza last week. It has given Iran a military foothold on Israel’s south-western border. America knows this and has continued to build up its navy opposite Iran. America’s largest aircraft carrier arrives shortly to join two other carriers next to Iran. It is the largest sea, air, marine concentration the United States have ever deployed opposite Iran.

    Israel is also nervous of the situation in Iran. Hence the long-range flights in preparation for a strike on Iran mentioned above.

    The Medes have been stirred up as God said HE would. This has in turn caused the Gentile nations to “prepare war”. They will be gathered to Israel for judgement.

    Bible Quote Joel 3 9 ¶ Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.


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Undeclared war with Iran

Fuel riots in Iran

Headline

1) Iran bombers attack Our Boys

2) Iran rations fuel in war move

Headlines The Sun / Debkafile June 26

Event

1) Iranian forces are being choppered over the Iraqi border to bomb Our Boys, intelligence chiefs say. Military experts claim this worrying move means we are at WAR with Iran in all but name. Last night an intelligence source told The Sun: “It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran but nobody has officially declared it. “We have hard proof that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have crossed the border to attack us.

2) At only two hours notice, Tehran Tuesday, June 26, announced the rationing of gas for Iran’s private motorists to 100 liters per month as a war measure. This led to riots and the torching of gas stations across the country, including the capital.

Comment

It was also reported this week that Iran has sent into Iraq, contingents of Revolutionary Guards Corps suicide fighters in anticipation of an American attack on Iranian soil. Britain (as the article above makes clear) is almost at war with Iran in Iraq!

Following the invasion of the ancient territory of Babylon, the Persians/Medes have been “stirred up.” This word means “roused” or “incite”. Trouble is coming on Iraq.

Bible Quote Jeremiah 5111 the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; Isaiah 13 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. “Raised up” and “stir up” are the same word in both verses


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Council of war in Tehran

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Ahmadinejad follows up Damascus talks with a council of war in Tehran DEBKAfile July 21

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The Iranian president trumpeted Iran’s intentions for the Middle East when he arrived in Damascus Thursday, July 19. DEBKAfile’s Middle East sources reveal that behind the braggadocio, his conversation with Iran’s closest ally, Syrian president Bashar Assad, was acrimonious. In fact, he warned Assad he had better stop signalling his willingness for peace talks with Israel because this behaviour was hampering Iran’s plans for a war this summer. “This summer will see Muslim victories in the region and the defeat of our enemies!” Ahmadinejad said in Damascus.

Comment

And so this week the Iranian president visited the Syrian president in Damascus.

He warned the Syrian leader not to make any peace moves with Israel as Iran is planning a war with Israel this summer. Upon flying back to Iran it is believed that a council of war was held in Tehran the next day (Friday 20th July). The decision both Iran and Syria must decide quickly is whether to focus on subversive action inside Lebanon or resort to diversionary tactics such as fomenting trouble against Israel on the Golan, from the Lebanese border or from Gaza. The reason for the urgency is the fact that the international tribunal is about to be installed and will start hearing the Hariri assassination case and must be stopped before Assad and aides are prosecuted. It looks increasingly likely that conflict will erupt soon – at the very time when peace talks are underway!

Bible Quote Isaiah 17 3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria.


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Iran buys bombers from Russia

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Iran buys 250 long-distance fighter-bombers, from Russia Headline Debakfile July 27

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Tehran and the Russian Rosoboronexport arms group are about to sign a mammoth arms deal running into tens of billions of dollars for the sale to Tehran of 250 Su-30MKM warplanes and 20 IL-78 MKI fuel tankers. DEBKAfile’s military sources report Iran has stipulated delivery of the first aircraft before the end of 2007.

The transaction, Russia’s largest arms deal in 30 years, will endow Iran with a long-range aerial assault capability.

Comment

Here we have prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes. God says in Ezekiel 38 that Russia would be a “guard” to the nations that invade Israel with it. The word “guard” means to “watch over”, “protect”. Just as the guards around Buckingham Palace, “watch over” and “protect” the Queen.

Russia is “watching over” and “protecting” Iran (Persia) by arming it with sophisticated weapons. The verse below also says that Russia would “prepare thyself” and all thy company. To “prepare” is to get ready, make secure.

This week Russia continued to prepare by preparing to deploy a battalion of missiles all around Moscow on August 6th this year. The SA-400 Triumf, (codenamed the Growler), is the most advanced air defence system in the world. Putin is deploying these missiles in haste as he is trying to prove he is ahead in missile superiority.

He is intent on beating President Bush to the draw before the US missile shield is in place in Poland. Russia is preparing and guarding at the same time…..

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.


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Bush warns of Iran ‘nuclear holocaust’

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Bush warns of Iran ‘nuclear holocaust’

Headline Daily Telegraph August 31

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George W Bush used his most inflammatory language so far towards Iran's Islamic regime, warning that letting Teheran acquire atomic weapons risked putting the Middle East "under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust".

In a speech to US war veterans designed to shore up support for the unpopular war in Iraq and his policy in the Middle East, he said that Iran posed a danger to the whole world by pursuing nuclear weapons and supporting Islamic extremists in other countries.

Comment

The president went on to say that he had "authorized our military commanders" to confront "Iran's murderous activities". He added: "We will confront this danger before it is too late".

His remarks came as Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatened to step into an emerging a "power vacuum" in Iraq.

President Bush also said that America would not abandon Iraq in its hour of need.

And so we see Iran (ancient Persia) continuing to stir up trouble for America in Iraq (ancient Babylon). It was of course Persia that superseded Babylon in 536BC.

We now see modern Persia looking hungrily at modern Babylon and once more wanting to dominate that land. As we know that Iran will invade Israel with Russia it seems likely that Iran WILL once more dominate Iraq. Why? Because the direct line from Iran to Israel is straight through Iraq. We wait to see.

Bible Quote Daniel 5 28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. This chapter describes the last day of the kingdom of Babylon.


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Iranian Influence Increasing in Iraq

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Ahmadinejad: Iran can help secure Iraq

Headline CNN.com September 12

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Iran wants "peace and friendship for all," the country's president said Wednesday while again denying Western assertions his nation is pursuing nuclear weapons and trying to destabilize Iraq. But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took a hard line against Israel, calling it "an invader" and saying it "cannot continue its life.“

"Israel is an invader and is cruel, and it hasn't got a united public. All other nations are against it," he said. "We do not recognize them. They are attackers and illegal."

Asked if Iran had launched a proxy war in Iraq -- something the U.S. ambassador and top military commander there both asserted this week -- Ahmadinejad said the United States is merely seeking a scapegoat for its failing campaign in Iraq.

Comment

Many reports say that Iran's influence has never been greater in Iraq. This is the main reason for President Bush pledging that American troops will need to remain in Iraq in large numbers.

The Bible speaks clearly of the Medes (Iranians) being “stirred up” at the time the land of Iraq (ancient Babylon) is invaded. This is precisely what has happened.

It is also worthy of note that Iran’s President in his speech this week said “All other nations are against Israel”. In fact when you think about it Israel really does have all nations against it. Obviously its enemies are (which are the majority), but even its so called allies are as well. They are encouraging Israel to give up its land and even divide its capital city. What other nation on earth is in this position?

Bible Quote Isaiah 13 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.


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Putin turns his face to Tehran

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Putin Turns His Face to Tehran

Headline Debkafile September 23

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A week ago, French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner warned that the world

faced war if diplomacy and sanctions failed to curb Iran’s nuclear activities.

But Vladimir Putin pulled in the opposite direction from his two fellows in the UN Security Council when he decided to be the first Russian president to visit Tehran on Oct. 16. The visit, in the framework of the Caspian Asian Summit, is planned to encompass much more than state ceremonial and ritual photo-ops, although there will be plenty of that too. The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO), Reza Aghazadeh, said a document would be signed setting the timeline for Russia to complete the long-delayed Bushehr nuclear plant and deliver the fuel to activate it.

Last week, at the conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iranian and Russian teams began formulating the document to be signed by their heads of state.

Comment

It seems as though the whole world is worried and concerned about Iran’s nuclear ambitions - apart from Russia! Putin is pulling in the opposite direction from the other Security Council nations. October 16th will see Putin being the first Russian president to visit Iran.

The Bible says we should be watching for such events. It speaks of Gog (a Russian leader) preparing the nations that are gathering to it for the purposes of war against Israel.

It says the Gog acts as a guard to these nations. One of the nations that are assembled with Russia at the time of the end is Persia (see verse 5), which is modern Iran.

A guard or a ward is someone who protects and watches over someone else. The headline above is saying exactly this. This Russian leader is guarding Iran and helping them prepare for a future war against Israel. God’s word is being fulfilled before our eyes

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 7 Be thou prepared [Gog –Russian leader] , and prepare for

thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them..


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Iran shows off new long range missile

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Iran shows off new missile, taunts Israel

Headline Israelnews September 22

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Iran on Saturday showed off a longer-range missile in public for the first time and proclaimed a string of anti-Israel slogans, in a military parade held amid warnings of conflict with the West. The missile -- labelled Ghadr-1 (Power) -- was said to be in development by Western experts, but its appearance at the annual military parade to mark the start of Iran's 1980-1988 war with Iraq was its first public showing.  

The official announcer at the parade told reporters that the weapon had a range of 1,800 kilometres (1,100 miles), sufficient to put US bases in the Middle East and Iran's arch enemy Israel within reach.  

"The Iranian nation is ready to bring any oppressive power to its knees," read a slogan from supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei inscribed on a massive board on a truck.

Comment

During the military parade this week in Iran, huge trucks carrying the missiles were marked with vicious slogans calling for "Death to America," "Death to Israel,” “Israeli should be eliminated,” “No Muslim may recognize Israel” and “Israel must be wiped off the map.”

Iran continues to be stirred up. The verse below may have a latter day fulfilment. We read of the kings of the Medes making bright arrows. The Medes lived in the area of modern Iran. They were an Iranian people. So we have the rulers of the Iranian people making bright arrows. We see precisely these things happening above!

Bible Quote Jeremiah 51 11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD

hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it


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Putin warns Bush on visit to Iran

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Putin Visits Iran, Sends Warnings to US

Headline Associated Press October 16

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Russian leader Vladimir Putin met his Iranian counterpart Tuesday and implicitly warned the U.S. not to use a former Soviet republic to stage an attack on Iran. He also said nations shouldn't pursue oil pipeline projects in the area if they weren't backed by regional powers.

At a summit of the five nations that border the inland Caspian Sea, Putin said none of the nations' territory should be used by any outside countries for use of military force against any nation in the region. It was a clear reference to long-standing rumours that the U.S. was planning to use Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic, as a staging ground for any possible military action against Iran.

``We are saying that no Caspian nation should offer its territory to third powers for use of force or military aggression against any Caspian state,'' Putin said.

Comment

When President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Iranian capital he was the first Kremlin leader to visit Tehran since Stalin sat down with Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt there in 1943. Putin offered qualified support for Iran's nuclear programme on a visit to Tehran. He told journalists that "peaceful nuclear activities must be allowed" and cautioned against using force to resolve the dispute over Iran. He also warned America not to launch an attack on Iran using any former Soviet Republic as a launch base.

And so this week alone we have President Bush publicly warning President Putin and President Putin publicly warning President Bush!

The king of the North and the king of the South are sparring with words at the minute. One day they will be sparring with swords.

Bible Quote Joel 3 10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into

spears: let the weak say, I am strong. 11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and

gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.


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Attack Iran and you attack Russia

Headline Asia Times October 26

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The barely reported highlight of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Tehran for the Caspian Sea summit last week was a key face-to-face meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

A high-level diplomatic source in Tehran tells Asia Times Online that essentially Putin and the Supreme Leader have agreed on a plan to nullify the George W Bush administration's relentless drive towards launching a preemptive attack, perhaps a tactical nuclear strike, against Iran. An American attack on Iran will be viewed by Moscow as an attack on Russia.

But then, as if this were not enough of a political bombshell, came the abrupt resignation of Ali Larijani as top Iranian nuclear negotiator.

Comment

Note the comment above. An American attack on Iran will be viewed by Moscow as an attack on Russia. Putin is working closely with Iran on its nuclear program. Russia sees an alliance with Iran as weakening America’s influence in the Middle East.

The Bible speaks of Persia (Iran) being allied with Russia at the time of the end. It also speaks of Russia acting as a “guard” or protectorate of those nations that invade Israel. One of those nations is Iran.

Iran’s president is stepping up preparations for possible war with America by replacing a string of moderate regime officials with hardliners who more closely share his views. After months of playing down the risk of war, officials have begun making bellicose pronouncements in an apparent attempt to ready public opinion for a military clash. Whether America ever does invade Iran is not clear from the Bible.

What is clear is that, whatever does happen to Iran v America, Iran is left strong enough to invade Israel. As America would seek to annihilate the Iranian army in any strike it is possible that the invasion of Israel comes before America’s assault on Iran.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; them = Russia

Attack Iran and you attack Russia


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US slaps new sanctions on Iran

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US slaps new sanctions on Iran

Headline Associated Press October 25

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The United States announced harsh new penalties on the Iranian military and state-owned banking systems Thursday, raising pressure on the world financial system to cut ties with a regime the West accuses of bankrolling terrorism and seeking a nuclear bomb.

The U.S. sanctions on elements of Iran's vast armed forces and its largest bank are the most sweeping since 1979, when the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran ruptured diplomatic, business and military ties.

The sanctions are the first of their type imposed by the United States specifically against the armed forces of another government. They are part of the Bush administration's two-track approach to its chief adversary in the Mideast that offsets diplomatic overtures with sanctions, bellicose rhetoric and the implicit threat of military action.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday against new sanctions on Iran, saying they would lead to a dead end.

Comment

Following the invasion of Iraq by America the tension between Iran and America has increased dramatically. America has accused Iran repeatedly of being behind the insurgency in Iraq and directly involved in the killing of many US soldiers. On top of this Iran in recent years has declared that Israel should be wiped off the map. Iran has also pressed ahead with its nuclear program. Few can doubt they want a nuclear weapon. Amazingly all these events are described in detail in Isaiah chapter 13. An invasion of Babylon (modern Iraq) by nations from afar (America) which ultimately leads to the judgement of the world. But at the same time the Medes (Iranians) are stirred up! It ends in the final and total destruction of Iraq.

Bible Quote Isaiah 13 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, 19 ¶ And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.


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Bahrain's success at risk as Iran tension rises

Headline Daily Telegraph November 3

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The glass skyscrapers dominating Bahrain's horizon are a glittering emblem of the Gulf kingdom's booming economy.

Yet this increasingly prosperous island will almost certainly be in the crosshairs of Iran's military planners as they consider their response to any American attack.

Bahrain hosts the US Fifth Fleet and serves as the headquarters for Allied naval operations across 2.5 million square miles of ocean. Moreover, about two thirds of Bahrain's people share the Shia Muslim faith of Iran's theocratic regime.

Bahrain's military importance for the West, combined with its Shia majority – found nowhere else in the Arab world save for Iraq – could render it vulnerable to attack from without and Iranian-inspired subversion from within.

Comment

Bahrain is a chain of around 30 islands off coast of Saudi Arabia. It is a haven for tourists from the region, who take advantage of its relaxed social environment. It is a very close ally of the US, it is home to the American navy's Fifth Fleet. The Fifth Fleet was initially established in 1944 and was disbanded in 1947. However with increasing tensions in the Middle East America decided to bring it back in 1995. And so after a 48-year hiatus, the U.S. 5th Fleet was reactivated and it now cruises the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, and Arabian Sea.

So why are we interested? Well Bahrain forms part of the areas of Sheba and Dedan. Sheba and Dedan are where modern Saudi Arabia exists. As Bahrain is a group of islands off Saudi Arabia it makes sense it is included.

America is part of the “king of the south” which is defeated by the “king of the north” in Daniel 11. Some say that America is not south of Israel but of course with its military bases in Saudi and Bahrain it IS south.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof. Tarshish = UK young lions = America / Canada etc

Bahrain at risk as Iran tension rises


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U.S. Navy Holds Exercises in Persian Gulf

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U.S. Navy Holds Exercises in Persian Gulf

Headline NewYork Times November 3

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The United States Navy began a series of exercises in the Persian Gulf involving an aircraft carrier and two expeditionary assault ships. The five-day exercise involved amphibious, air and medical forces, the Navy’s Fifth Fleet, headquartered in Bahrain, said in a statement. The start of the exercises coincided with a report that world powers had agreed at talks in London to go forward with a third round of sanctions against Iran unless Tehran is found to be trying to address their concerns about its nuclear program. Iran has dismissed the war games as a morale-boosting exercise for American forces.

Comment

There are an increasing number of respected commentators speaking of World War III and perhaps how close we are to it. They note how the rhetoric between America and Iran is deteriorating. The Iranian nuclear program is under increasingly intense scrutiny which leads the writers to believe something is afoot. A Jerusalem Post columnist wrote the following this week .. “when one looks at Iran, and sees the genocidal fanaticism not merely of Ahmadinejad but of the regime as a whole, one understands that whatever the cost, Israel and all who wish to prevent a massive worldwide conflagration cannot allow Iran to become a nuclear power. Everything must be done everywhere to prevent Teheran from acquiring the wherewithal to foment a new world war and destroy the State of Israel.” This was under the headline “Preventing World War III”. Iran again threatened to hit back with an "even more decisive strike" if the US bombs its nuclear installations.

As we watch these events and read these reports we can see God’s hand bringing all nations together for their final judgment. Nothing can stop the final conflagration. It is a time of trouble such as never has been seen – but we can escape it…

Bible Quote Daniel 12 1 and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered


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US fears Israeli strike against Iran

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US fears Israeli strike against Iran over latest nuclear claim

Headline Timesonline November 8 2007

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A claim by President Ahmadinejad that Iran has 3,000 working uranium-enriching centrifuges sent a tremor across the world yesterday amid fears that Israel would respond by bombing the country’s nuclear facilities.

Military sources in Washington said that the existence of such a large number could be a “tipping point”, triggering an Israeli air strike. The Pentagon is reluctant to take military action against Iran, but officials say that Israel is a “different matter”. Amid the international uproar, British MPs who were to have toured the nuclear facility were backing out of their Iran trip.

Even before President Ahmadinejad’s announcement, a US defence official told The Times yesterday: “Israel could do something when they get to around 3,000 working centrifuges. The Pentagon is minded to wait a little longer.” US experts say 3,000 machines running for long periods could make enough enriched uranium for an atomic bomb within a year.

Comment

Israel now believes that Iran could have a nuclear bomb by 2009. Previous estimates were 2010-11. This finding is based on evidence being shared by the Israelis and Americans and was presented this week to the Israeli Security Committee by intelligence director Brig. Yossi Baidatz. The Israel raid of Syria’s nuclear installation carried out on Sept. 6 made available reactor components, equipment, nuclear materials and other hitherto unobtainable information.

We can see how the tensions are building. Something will snap. Israel may be given the green light to attack Iran by America.

The Bible is clear that the Medes will be stirred up at the time of the end. They will also be involved in the final attack on Israel. The countdown to war continues....

Bible Quote Isaiah 13 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Medes = Iranians


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Iran calls for US nuclear apology

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Iran calls for US nuclear apology

Headline BBConline November 16 2007

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said the US and its allies should apologise for their treatment of Iran over its nuclear programme.

Mr Ahmadinejad said the latest report by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) showed Iran had been truthful about its nuclear activities.

The IAEA found Iran had clarified some of its nuclear history but questions remained over present activities.

The US has vowed to push for further UN sanctions in the light of the report.

Comment

Iran has portrayed the IAEA's latest findings as a political victory. America has taken it to mean the Iran is still in violation of the UN and is pushing for more sanctions.

Israelnews.com had the this headline following the IAEA announcement. “Israel Begins Preparations for Possible Iranian Attack”. The Israeli government was ordered by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Thursday to draft plans to deal with the possibility of a nuclear attack by Iran. Apparently the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is convinced that US-led diplomacy and sanctions for halting Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon have reached a dead end, and the only option left to the US or Israel is a pre-emptive military strike, just as Israel bombed Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981.

In another dramatic turn of events the Russian president Vladimir Putin indicated Friday that Moscow would send uranium to Iran’s atomic reactor in Bushehr (a reactor unconnected with Iran’s suspect military program) after all. He had said he would not. We have America versus Russia when it comes to Iran. Russia is acting as a guard to Iran. Israel is increasingly worried about Iran. The scene is set for conflict

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.


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Israel Feels Alone After Report on Iran

Headline Associated Press December 5 2007

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U.S. intelligence assessment that Iran has stopped developing atomic weapons is putting a burden on the Jewish state, which has long relied on Washington to lead the international charge against Iran's nuclear ambitions.

With the U.S. now less likely to take military action, an increasingly nervous Israel might feel compelled to strike out on its own if it perceives a dangerous threat.

Israeli officials say their intelligence forces believe Iran is still working aggressively to build nuclear arms. The Islamic regime in Tehran is strongly opposed to Israel's existence and frequently boasts of its ability to strike the Jewish state with long-range missiles. ``The situation can become tense if they (the Israelis) decided their red line has been crossed,'' said David Albright, a former U.N. nuclear inspector who now heads the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security. ``They may force a military confrontation.''

Comment

There has been a remarkable turn of events this week. A US military assessment has said that Iran is NOT producing nuclear weapons. This has made military action against Iran much less likely from an American point of view. President Bush would find it difficult to go to war on the back of such a report.

This amazing change in US thinking has brought about two things. Firstly it has ensured Iran survives. An overwhelming attack by America on Iran could have stopped Iran from invading Israel. However, the Bible says Iran WILL invade Israel with Russia.

Secondly it has vastly increased Israel’s isolation. Israel still believes Iran IS making nuclear weapons. Suddenly Israel’s ally has left them – they are afraid and alone…

Bible Quote Deuteronomy 28 64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other.. 65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:

Israel Feels Alone After Report on Iran


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Russia to supply Iran with new defence

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Russia to supply Iran with new defence

Headline Associated Press December 26 2007

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Iran's defense minister said Wednesday that Russia is preparing to deliver powerful new air defense systems that would dramatically increase his nation's ability to repel an attack.

The S-300 anti-aircraft missile defense system is capable of shooting down aircraft, cruise missiles and ballistic missile warheads at ranges of over 90 miles and at altitudes of about 90,000 feet. Russian military officials boast that its capabilities outstrip the U.S. Patriot missile system.

The S-300 is an improvement over the Tor-M1 air defense missile system. Russia delivered 29 Tor-M1s to Iran this year under a $700 million contract signed in December 2005.

Najjar didn't say when or how many of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile defense systems would be shipped to Iran, and Russian officials declined to comment..

Comment

Iran and Russia discussed defence cooperation, the official Iranian press reported Monday, as ties between the two countries have been increasingly flourishing.

Relations between Iran and Russia have been growing closer in recent months, climaxed by a historical visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Tehran in October.

The Bible says that Iran (the Medes) would be stirred up before the day of the Lord comes. See Isaiah 13:17.

The Bible also says that Russia (Magog, Meshech and Tubal) will act as a guard to Iran (Persia) before it invades Israel. The word “guard” means to “watch over” or “protect”. It says in the same verse that Russia will “prepare” those nations that are with her. This means to become firmly established together.

The events above are identical to the prophecy below written 2500 years ago.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.


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