1158. Running Out of Time

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Running Out of Time

Menachem Begin

In 1981, Israel, under the leadership of Menachem Begin, was faced with the prospect of a nuclear Iraq. The threat was obvious and imminent. Saddam Hussein had made his intention known to the world. None of Iraq’s neighbors would have been safe, especially Israel. Israel did what needed to be done. In one precise strike on Iraq’s nuclear reactor at Osiraq, Iraq’s nuclear program was eliminated once and for all. Israel didn’t wait for Iraq to spread its program to numerous underground locations. She ended the threat early and the mighty Iraq’s response was barely a whimper. For the favor Israel did for humanity, the world owes her a debt of gratitude. Instead, she has received only more threats, accusations, and attacks, but that’s another issue.

 AS I SEE IT

Now, of course, the world, and especially Israel, is dealing with Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The world’s response is mind boggling. What kind of reasoning knows what has worked and what has failed in the past, and yet chooses to try what has failed in hopes that this time, somehow, the results will be different? If sanctions would have worked against Iran, they would have worked by now. Yes, they have had an effect on Iran’s economy, but they have done nothing to slow down Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Likewise, if negotiations would have worked, they would have worked by now. The truth is that Iran has no intention of abiding by any so-called “agreement.” Muslims can make no agreements with “infidels.” It’s all smoke and mirrors to distract attention from their under-cover activities.

We seem to have forgotten the results of Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement approach toward Hitler. The British Prime Minister’s quest for “peace in our time” was not tempered with either reason or common sense. Barack Obama followed the same course and handed over a mess to the Trump administration.

Iran’s leaders believe that their nuclear program and the annihilation of Israel have been mandated by Allah. Only one thing will stop them and the window is rapidly closing. Consider what Europe suffered because Hitler was not stopped in time. We need to pray that the Lord would give wisdom to our leaders and that He will intervene if men won’t, unless a nuclear Iran is part of God’s plan. If it is, very difficult times lie ahead of us. Remember, the Lord has placed us here at this point in time for a reason and He has always equipped those He has called to a task. Scripture contains clear examples of God refusing to act unless His people prayed. Are we ready? Are we willing?

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