THE TRIGGER EVENT FOR WWIII?
WILL THE IRAN DEAL AND THE RUSSIAN SALE OF ARMS TO IRAN, TRIGGER AN ISRAELI STRIKE AGAINST IRAN?
WILL THIS ATTACK BE THE “HOOK” THAT DRAWS
GOG FROM THE LAND OF MAGOG INTO THE MIDDLE EAST,
WHEN GOG ATTEMPTS TO DESTROY ISRAEL?
JOEL ROSENBERG has a knack for asking the right questions and making accurate predictions based upon his analysis of geopolitical events. This knack has made him a respected voice in the prophetic community and beyond: he speaks often to congressmen and to leaders in the Israeli government, supplying advice based upon biblical insights.
His most recent post today, September 2, makes the same assessment I have made and (publicly stated for about four weeks now) on radio shows and articles. That analysis concerns the deal made between the U.S. and Iran (officially, the 5 + 1), agreeing to allow Iran to continue developing its nuclear technology–as long as it doesn’t make a nuclear weapon. I pointed out, as has Mr. Rosenberg, that the deal negotiated by the Obama Administration through the work of Secretary of State John Kerry, has a scary similarity to the deal made with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938, by Sir Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister. Chamberlain declared that the deal he made with Hitler would bring “peace in our times” when all it did was give the Fuhrer one more year to build weapons and make plans for launching WWII.
Rosenberg offers this recap of what has happened, how it involves Russia, and why the world is being brought to the brink of war by the “unintended consequences” of freeing up Iran’s billions (by eliminating sanctions against it) so Iran can purchase more sophisticated weapons, especially defensive weapons, that would make it harder for Israel to successfully knock out Iran’s nuclear industry:
Despite President Obama’s insistence that his nuclear deal with Iran will make the world safer and more secure, it is already driving Iran’s leaders into a “massive military shopping spree” in Russia that will make the Mideast and the world far more dangerous.
For example, Iran’s leaders say they expect to take possession of the Russian S-300 missile system — the most advanced anti-aircraft missile system ever built by the Kremlin — by the end of the year. This billion-dollar system, which Iran has been seeking for years, is state-of-the-art. It would make it far more difficult for any nation’s air force to successfully strike Iran’s nuclear sites in the future.
This raises a sobering question. Does the Israeli government consider the procurement and imminent deployment of the S-300 system in Iran a “red line”? That is, would such a development force Israel’s hand by persuading her leaders to launch a massive preemptive strike before the S-300 could become operational?
In other words, Israel may conclude it only has a matter of months to “take out” Iran’s nuclear capability. If Israel attacks, however, it will be seen by the whole world as an act of war and likely justify an attack (from all directions) to rid the world of this pesky Jewish state once an for all. If this happens, it will be the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39, the so-called Battle of Gog and Magog, in which a great leader from the extreme recesses of the north confederates armies from the Middle East and North Africa, attempting to “cover the land like a cloud” and annihilate Israel.
Rosenberg offers President Obama’s words and his analysis suggesting that what the U.S. just did was making “the deal of the century”–a deal so dreaded that it will lead us to World War III.
“Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” insisted the President.
“This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change — change that makes our country, and the world, safer and more secure,” Mr. Obama added. “This deal offers an opportunity to move in a new direction….a different path, one of tolerance and peaceful resolution of conflict.”
To many, the President’s remarks echoed those of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who struck a deal with Adolf Hitler — the “Munich Pact” — claiming to have “solved” the challenge of the rising Nazi threat to Czechoslovakia and Europe, and to have secured “peace for our time.”
Author and friend Bill Salus suggests in this book, Nuclear Showdown in Iran: The Prophecy of Elam, that Jeremiah’s prophecy about the destruction of Elam sounds like a dramatic event made worse by nuclear radiation. Salus has made a compelling argument that this event will play a major part in the last days, leading up to the concluding wars in the Middle East.
From Salus’ website, we read:
“About 2600 years ago the Hebrew prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel issued parallel end times prophecies concerning modern-day Iran. Today the rogue country is becoming a nuclear nation and aggressively advancing its hegemony throughout the greater Middle East.”
The prophecy against Elam is located in Jeremiah, chapter 49:
34 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,
35 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.
37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:
38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord.
39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord.
Mr. Rosenberg concludes his article with this assessment: “Today, President Obama either cannot or will not properly assess the apocalyptic, genocidal intentions of Iranian Ayatollah Khamenei and his senior leadership. The Iranian leaders hold to a deeply dangerous End Times theology. They have candidly and repeatedly vowed to annihilate the United States and Israel. They have declared these goals official Iranian policy. And they are now using this insane nuclear deal to buy time and lull the West into a false sense of security and their war machine is built up and they are ready to strike with full fury.”
Will Israel strike Iran? The time is running out. Israel is now in a “lose-lose” situation. If they elect not to strike “Elam” the consequences could be disastrous for Israel. If they do elect to strike western Iran, the consequences could be even more dramatic. I would speculate that Israel will strike–but it is also a possibility that an earthquake will hit the area destroying Iran’s nuclear capability without Israel being directly blamed. A simple search on Google reveals dramatic earthquakes throughout Iran’s western region. Magnitude 6 and above earthquakes are common there.
I’m often asked what happens next in the Middle East? The likelihood that a nuclear attack or nuclear tragedy brought about by natural events grows higher by the minute. If Israel should elect to attack Iran and risk the anger of the world for that action, the probability increases enormously that we will see “seismic” military in response. The Battle of Gog and Magog, that most prophecy scholars predict begins the final seven-years before Jesus Christ returns, seems a probable outcome.
See my blog for numerous articles on the situation in the Ukraine and why we are possibly on the precipice of a nuclear war. Also, please be advised that I have written a short book on the subject of whether Russian is set to square off against the U.S. and may launch a surprise assault on America. You can find the book, IS RUSSIA DESTINED TO NUKE THE U.S.? on Amazon. The eBook is only $4.95. The printed version is an oversized 44-page book (8.5 x 11–two-column magazine format) and is available for $9.95.