This issue looks at the ramifications of a nuclear Iran, statistics on Jewish believers in Yeshua, and the preparations for war in the Middle East.
OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION
Joel Rosenberg reports
“For the Obama administration, the prospect of a nuclearized Iran is dismal to contemplate — it would create major new national-security challenges and crush the president”s dream of ending nuclear proliferation,” writes reporter Jeffrey Goldberg an article in The Atlantic entitled, The Point of No Return. “But the view from Jerusalem is still more dire: a nuclearized Iran represents, among other things, a threat to Israel”s very existence. In the gap between Washington”s and Jerusalem”s views of Iran lies the question: who, if anyone, will stop Iran before it goes nuclear, and how?
Yediot Aharonot, a respected Israeli newspaper (and Ynet News, the paper”s popular website) has revealed two intriguing facts in a recent article titled “JESUS LIVES ON IN JERUSALEM.”
1) In Israel, there are now some 15,000 Jewish followers of Jesus (known in Hebrew
as Yeshua) as the Messiah, and the number is growing.
2) In the U.S., there are now some 350,000 Jewish followers of Jesus as the Messiah.
IT’S NEWS TO ME
Jerry Golden reports
With Hezbollah, Hamas, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran all on the highest alert, and all five literally sitting a few hundred yards apart -staring at each other with loaded guns – it will only take one trigger happy soldier to plunge this whole planet into the Third World War. Not to mention the political unrest in Iran which is about to upset the plans of Ahmadinejad. He believes that he has been called by his “god” to reveal the 12th Imam who will establish Islamic global control after a catastrophic buy propecia on line war from which Persia apparently emerges victorious. Ahmadinejad desperately wants this war to begin – and soon.
Then, when we look at the conditions now developing around the Obama administration, Barack may find war an attractive option at this time as well. God only knows what collaborations he has entered into with the Islamic community at large. One thing is obvious though – he has gone out of his way to accommodate them while turning his back on the civilized western world.
When we take a closer look at what is happening in and near Iran [mostly in the Straits of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman] we see once again the gathering of many American warships. This includes the USS Truman aircraft carrier with over 6,000 Marines aboard. She is accompanied by a fleet which includes the USS Normandy, a missile cruiser, and the USS Oscar Austin, a missile destroyer. We have been told that the USS Truman doesn”t go anywhere without being protected by at least two nuclear subs. There are other vessels in the area as well; the USS Churchill and the USS Peieliu. They are stationed in the Arabian Sea and have many marines aboard. These are just the ones we know about!
The Iranians possess many torpedo and missile boats and they have recently purchased the British “Bladerunner” speedboat which has a top speed in excess of 60 MPH. What worries the USS Truman is that these vessels are armed with the Russian Shkval torpedoes, believed to be the fastest in the world with speeds of 360 MPH. They would be impossible to destroy once fired. To add to this scenario, Iran has now sent out four Ghadir type mini-subs into the area.
As we have reported over the past few weeks, Israel is now believed to have at least two submarines and two warships located somewhere near the Iranian coast. What is not known is how many, if any, Russian subs are in that area also. We do know that they have been seen docking along the Syrian coast with aircraft carriers also unloading military gear for Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army. I believe the “Flotillas” now trying to break the Gaza blockade are nothing but an organized effort to draw attention away from the Persian Gulf and what is happening there at present.
The Russians, not surprisingly, have sided with Iran and have now installed the S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to make sure they can defend themselves against any Israeli air attack. The USA has just struck a deal with the Saudis to deliver 84 more F-15 fighter Jets. Egypt is sitting there quietly and has also been armed by the US with everything needed for the coming war with Israel.
Bashar Assad of Syria has made the statement many times over the past few months that war is the only thing Israel understands, and that Syria is now ready with tens of thousands of Missiles tipped with chemical warheads. Hezbollah now boast that they have over 50,000 missiles, and many of them are long-range which can, and will, hit every part of Israel. It is even known that Syria has sent scuds into Lebanon to Hezbollah.
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