Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been the champion of the Shi'ite branch of Islam. Now their
leadership harbors a deep hatred for the United States, whom they call "The Great Satan," and Israel, "The Little Satan."
Even though they have immense supplies of oil, they have claimed to need nuclear power as well. It is now admitted by the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nation's nuclear watchdog, that their goal is the development of nuclear weapons. At the
beginning of 2012 experts believe that it will take only a year or less for them to become a deadly threat to Israel, the Middle East,
and United States.
Iran figures prominently in Bible prophecy because they are the direct descendants of the Persians, who are mentioned in
Ezekiel 38 as key allies of Magog, a powerful nation in the North that many prophecy scholars have tentatively identified as
Russia. Together with other nations, these allies will engage Israel in a future war against Israel. See
The War of Gog and Magog.
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Tougher EU sanctions against Iran come into force
Dec. 22, 2012 - New sanctions against Iran were approved last October. They go into effect today and include new restrictions on
Iran's banking, shipping and industrial sectors.
- They reflect heightened concern over Iran's nuclear goals and Israeli threats to attack Iranian atomic installations if diplomacy
and other measures fail to deliver a solution.
- Source: Jerusalem Post
Iran will not halt 20% enrichment: official
Dec. 18, 2012 - According to the Washington Post the United States and five other world powers were hastily preparing for possible new talks with Iran,
possibly even this week. They are prepared to offer Iran a new package of inducements if they will agree to freeze key parts of its
- Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Director Fereydoun Abbasi has said that Tehran will not stop producing uranium enriched to a purity
level of 20 percent in response to Western countries’ demands.
- Source: Tehran Times
Next 9/11: Iran's death squad is here
Dec. 11, 2012 - About 10 Quds Force officers from Iran are already strategically placed in the U.S. Each one leads terrorist
cells that are highly trained to attack U.S. infrastructure in case the U.S. fails to accept Iran's nuclear program, increases sanctions,
confronts Iran militarily or intervenes in the Syrian civil war. The information has been supplied by a source within the office of Iran's
supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
- Source: WND
Alarm in Tehran and Moscow over Bushehr nuclear reactor’s near-explosion in mid-October
Dec. 1, 2012 - Information is just now coming to light that Iran conducted an emergency shut-down of its new Bushehr nuclear reactor
in October. Loose bolts were discovered under the fuel rods. This could have led to an explosion of the nuclear power plant. If it had exploded
it could have caused a million Iranian deaths and hundreds of thousands of radiation victims in the Persian Gulf emirates.
Informants in Moscow say that causes of the malfunction were being examined. Two possibilities are...
- 1. The bolts were deliberately unscrewed and dropped into the reactor vessel as an act of sabotage;
- 2. The Stuxnet virus which attacked Iran’s nuclear program two years ago was back and had tampered with the reactor’s computers.
During the crisis in October Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sent emergency teams trained to deal with nuclear disasters to Bushehr.
- Source: DEBKAfile
AP: Diagram suggests Iran working on nuclear bomb
Nov. 27, 2012 - The Associated Press has obtained a diagram from Iran showing the computer simulation of a nuclear weapon. Such
a bomb would have more than three times the explosive force of the one that destroyed Hiroshima during World War II. It is believed that
this graph is the basis of the International Atomic Energy Agency report last year that said Iran was calculating the "nuclear explosive yield"
of potential weapons.
- Source: CBS
What Gaza fighting taught Israel about possible war with Iran
Nov. 23, 2012 - Analysis of the brief Gaza war shows that Israel's military might, defense capabilities, and the support of the
Israeli people were are very strong. However, if Israel had been fighting against the greater capabilities of Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon,
they could be overwhelmed.
Israel also had the blessing of the U.S. during this operation, as long as they did not go in with ground forces. This analysis suggests that
Israel would suffer great damage if they were attacked by Iran, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad (in Gaza) all at the same time. Therefore, Israel
will need help from the U.S. if they fight Iran. The author questions whether or not President Obama will support a war against Iran and its
allied, especially if it is caused by a preemptive strike by Israel.
- Israeli intelligence sources say Hamas and partners in Gaza had 10,000 rockets. Hezbollah in South Lebanon has between 100,000
and 200,000, including longer range rockets that carry heavier explosive warheads, according to Israeli military analysts.
- Source: Martin Fletcher - NBC
World Powers Want New Nuclear Talks with Iran Soon
Nov. 21, 2012 - Senior diplomats from Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany say they are "committed to
having another round of talks with Iran as soon as possible." Earlier talks about Iran's nuclear program last June in Moscow ended in virtual failure.
Israel is scheduled to have elections on January 22. Some experts think Israel will not initiate air strikes against Iran before elections, but Israel
will not rule out that possibility. World powers are concerned that such a preemptive strike will escalate into a great war in the region.
- Analysts warn that a window of opportunity for a negotiated solution is narrowing because of growing alarm over Tehran's nuclear
activities in Israel.
- Source: Voice of America
Secret Iran nuclear-bomb plant expanding
Nov. 3, 2012 - Information has surfaced about Iran's secret site - Velayat 1, near the city of Najafabad.
The plant has the capacity of 800 centrifuges for uranium enrichment. A neutron detonator has been tested there, and the design process is almost
complete for a nuclear warhead for the Iranian Shahab-2 ballistic missile. It is said that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, the father of Iran's nuclear
program, does his work there, along with other scientists.
- To avoid suspicion, the site was built below a medicine factory called Abu Reyhan. The facility beneath the factory has three levels, with
two underground entrances away from the facility.
- Source: WND
Iran confirms it has finished installing uranium centrifuges at Fordo plant
Nov. 2, 2012 -
- Days after Ehud Barak said an attack on Iran could be postponed by 8 to 10 months Iran's atomic agency chief says Tehran 'is
completing its nuclear activities regardless of the negative Western media speculation.'
- Source: Haaretz
The US And Britain Are Putting Final Touches On A Possible Military Operation Against Iran
Oct. 28, 2012 - Britain and the U.S. are working on a military contingency plan in case of hostilities in the Middle
East, but they say that the plan is not a prelude to a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. According to the Guardian
- ... the U.S. had asked Britain to use its bases in Cyprus, and British territory in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean, to help
build up forces in the Gulf.
- Source: Business Insider
NYT: US Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks -- *White House Denies*
Oct. 20, 2012 - The New York Times reports that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks over Tehran's nuclear program.
The agreement is said to be the result of secret talks between the two sides, but National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor denies the
story, saying, "It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections."
- Source: Breitbart
Dick Morris predicts Obama-Iran 'October surprise' 'I think they feel that Romney would assist Israel in attacking them' - WND
Obama cuts deal with Iran over nukes - Reza Kahlili - WND
U.S. Suspects Iran Was Behind a Wave of Cyberattacks
Oct. 17, 2012 -
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta warned that the United States might experience a “cyber-Pearl Harbor.” Russia and China are thought
to be the strongest agressors in the ongoing cyberwar. It is believed that they are the ones who have caused the greatest damage so far by
stealing intellectual property and attacking the computer systems of American companies and government agencies.
- American intelligence officials are increasingly convinced that Iran was the origin of a serious wave of network attacks that crippled
computers across the Saudi oil industry and breached financial institutions in the United States.
- Source: NY Times
Confirmed: Iran toying with 'deal' on nuke plans
Oct. 17, 2012 - According to the Jerusalem Post Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Selahi said:
- “If our right to enrichment is recognized, we are prepared to offer an exchange. We would voluntarily limit the extent of our
enrichment program, but in return we would need a guaranteed supply of the relevant fuels from abroad.”
- Source: WND
US report: Israel-US discussing joint Iran attack
Oct. 9, 2012 - Politics may have contributed to the release of information about one military option - a short, surgical pre-emptive
strike against Iran's nuclear facilities by the combined might of the US and Israel. This concept was revealed by an article in
Foreign Policy magazine yesterday written by its CEO and editor at large David Rothkopf. Rothkopf is a member of the Council on Foreign
Relations and served as an undersecretary of commerce in the Clinton administration.
The Foreign Policy article was posted soon after Republican candidate Mitt Romney criticized President Obama's Iran policies. Speaking at the
Virginia Military Institute, he said, “Iran today has never been closer to a nuclear weapons capability. And it has never acted less deterred
- Source: Jerusalem Post
A Truly Credible Military Threat to Iran - Foreign Policy
US sources: US, Israel plan October Surprise. Others: Israel can do it alone - DEBKAfile
Iran's secret nuclear-bomb plant revealed - WND
Netanyahu announces he’ll hold elections ‘as soon as possible’ - The Times of Israel
Netanyahu Orders Early Elections: How does this fit into the PM’s war planning?- Joel Rosenberg's Blog
Iran preparing for nuclear war
Oct. 8, 2012 - According to Reza Kahlili, an ex-CIA spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and counterterrorism expert, Iran
could reach the "Red Line" defined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, much sooner than next Spring. He thinks Iran is
already preparing for the liklihood of a pre-emptive strike by Israel. Meanwhile a source within Iran’s Revolutionary Guards says that
Iran has already armed some of its ballistic missiles with chemical and biological warheads, to retaliate if Israel does attack. One
Revolutionary Guard commander said:
- “The enemy has always threatened us and we consider [the probability of] military confrontation at 100 percent . There are
signs that the threat is real, we are ready and the people should be ready, too.”
- Source: Washington Times
Defecting Iranian cameraman brings CIA priceless film of secret nuclear sites
Oct. 6, 2012 - After Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the United Nations General Assembly he returned to Iran.
However, his personal cameraman, Hassan Golkhanban, defected from the Iranian entourage and stayed in the U.S. Now it is known
that he has turned over to the CIA a treasure trove of photographs and videos of secret Iranian nuclear installations.
- The Iranian cameraman has given US intelligence the most complete and updated footage it has ever obtained of the interiors of
Iran’s top secret military facilities and various nuclear installations, including some never revealed to nuclear watchdog inspectors.
- Source: DEBKAfile
October Surprise? Obama secret Iran deal cut
Oct. 5, 2012 - Reza Kahlili, an ex-CIA spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and counterterrorism expert, says that
an anonymous source reports that a three-person delegation of the Obama administration engaged in secret negotiations yesterday
with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. They urged Iran to announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment
before next month’s U.S. election in order to save Barack Obama’s presidency.
- The U.S. representatives promised the Obama administration quickly would remove some sanctions on the Iranian central bank and oil
industry, with further collaboration after the election, the source said.
- Source: WND
- Ed. Note: The moral issue here is deception. If this article is correct, the American people
will be tricked into temporary approval of the President just long enough to influence the outcome of the elections.
Iranian police clash with protesters over currency plunge
Oct. 4, 2012 - The Iranian currency is collapsing. The rial has lost 40 percent of its value against the dollar in a week.
Riot police clashed with demonstrators in Tehran who are angered by the plunge. Money changers were arrested for selling dollars.
- The rial has hit record lows against the U.S. dollar almost daily as Western economic sanctions imposed over Iran's disputed nuclear
program have cut its export earnings from oil, undermining the central bank's ability to support the currency.
- Source: Reuters
Iranian MP: Tehran Would Enrich Uranium to 60% If Talks Fail
Oct. 3, 2012 - An Iranian lawmaker said that if negotiations with major powers over its nuclear program fail, his country
will begin to enrich uranium to 60 percent purity.
Iran is already enriching some of its uranium to the 20% mark, for use in a medical research reactor.
- Mansour Haqiqatpour, deputy head of parliament's Foreign Policy and National Security Committee, said 60 percent enrichment would be to
yield fuel for nuclear submarines, which often require uranium refined to high levels.
- Source: BewsNax
Iranian source: Nuclear program hiring ‘non-stop,’ ramping up enrichment
Oct. 2, 2012 - An unnamed source in Iran's nuclear program says that they are making steady progress in its uranium enrichment.
He also said it had been,
- “very hectic” of late at the facility where he is employed. “More and more young graduates and people are brought in every day...
We have been working non-stop.”
- Source: Times of Israel
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- The Magog Invasion - Chuck Missler
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- Ezekiel 38 - Bill Konig
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- The Aggressors of the War of Gog and Magog - Ezekiel 38:1-4
According to Ezekiel, an alliance of enemies will attack Israel in the End Times. The leader will be Gog of the
land of Magog, who is the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. He is assisted by Persia, Cush, Put, Gomer, Beth T
ogarmah, and other nations. Most of these names are listed in the genealogies of Genesis 10. Gog is not listed in
Genesis 10, but he is evidently the head of the land of Magog, who is mentioned as a son of Japheth, one of Noah's
sons. It is known that Japheth traveled north from Mt. Ararat after the flood.
Hesoid, a Greek writer of the 7th century BC, and contemporary of Ezekiel, identified Magog with the Scythians and
southern Russia. Flavius Josephus, a 1st century Jewish historian said that Magogians were called "Scythians" by
the Greeks. Philo, a 1st century Greek identified Magog with southern Russia.Commentators from the turn of this
century and before have generally identified Gog and Magog with Russia even though, at the time, they could not
explain why Russia would turn against God's people. They conjectured that perhaps the time would come when there
would be animosity between Russia and Israel. Rosh ("head", "chief") sounds like Russia. Meshech sounds like
Moscow or Mushkovi, the old name for Russia. Tubal sounds like Tobolsk.
- The Target: Israel - Ezekiel 38:2-12
This is the only time in history that this could be said of Israel, that they were brought back from many nations.
It is true that they were brought back from Babylon and Persia in the Old Testament, but it is only since the
Zionist movement, which began in the late 1800's, that Jewish people have returned from nations all over the world.
They had been scattered abroad even in New Testament times. On the Day of Pentecost, for example, the various
languages spoken by the Apostles, when the Holy Spirit came upon them, represented the many lands where they had
settled. But they had not returned to stay. This really never happened until the amazing events that led to the
rebirth of Israel in 1948. What thoughts would come into Russia's mind to make them want to attack Israel? A
consideration of Russia's instability and the plans of some of their leaders for expansion throughout the
Mediterranean area is given below. Israel has always been a key land bridge between Russia's allies and is
presently an enemy of some of those allies. Any number of scenarios in the always-volatile Middle East politics
could lead to a Russian attack in the future.
- Russia's Allies - Ezekiel 38:5-6
Persia is now known as Iran, and there is an amazingly close relationship now between Russia and Iran. Cush is
Ethiopia, Put is Libya, Gomer and Beth Togarmah may well be Turkey and/or other Islamic nations like those once
part of the Soviet Union.
It is interesting that Mizraim, the forefather of Egypt is apparently missing from this lineup. This, of course,
fits the current world scene, with Egypt being the first Arab nation to make peace with Israel.
- Israel's Allies - Ezekiel 38:13
Israel's allies appear to be few and feeble. Some of Saudi Arabia was populated by Sheba and Dedan. The merchants
of Tarshish could be England and English colonies. In that case, The United States could even be included since we
were once an English colony. These allies ask why Russia and its allies are coming, but do not appear to deter them.
- The Outcome - Ezekiel 38:22
The quick end of this future war will be with God's judgment. It could be God's personal power, raining literal
fire and brimstone, as in the days of Sodom, or it could be God using nation against nation, as he often did in
the Old Testament, to precipitate a nuclear exchange.
- And with pestilence and with blood I shall enter into judgment with him; and I shall rain on him, and on his
troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
- Ezekiel 38:22 (NIV)
The next chapter of Ezekiel continues to give details of this great conflict. Again, it is a scene of utter
- "And I shall strike your bow from your left hand, and dash down your arrows from your right hand. 4 "You shall
fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops, and the peoples who are with you; I shall give you as
food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field. 5 "You will fall on the open field; for it is I who
have spoken," declares the Lord GOD. 6 "And I shall send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in
safety; and they will know that I am the LORD." - Ezekiel 39:3-6 (NIV)
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