Iran is becoming bolder and more aggressive by the day as the U.S. government continues to show absolutely no willingness to do anything about either their nuclear program or their sponsorship of terrorism. In a dramatic escalation, Iran has officially announced a plan for 10 new industrial scale uranium enrichment facilities and has earmarked approximately 20 million dollars for terrorist groups fighting the West. As we have written about previously, Israel simply cannot allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon. Iran may be emboldened by the seeming weakness of the United States at this present time, but the reality is that Iran's actions are putting them on an inevitable path towards war - an end result which the majority of their population surely would not want.
The biggest new development is the Iranian government's approval of a plan on Sunday to build 10 industrial scale uranium enrichment facilities. This represents a massive expansion of their nuclear program, and is in direct defiance of U.N. demands that it halt enrichment.
This action by the Iranian government comes only days after the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency censured Iran regarding its recent actions and demanded that they halt the construction of a recently revealed uranium enrichment facility.
Concerning these new facilities, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran will need to install 500,000 centrifuges throughout the 10 planned enrichment facilities in order to produce approxiamtely 250 to 300 tons of fuel per year.
But of course we all know that Iran has much more in mind than that.
The truth is that they want nuclear weapons and they are not going to stop until they get them.
Once Iran gets them, where will they end up?
That is the real danger.
You see, Iran is openly a state sponsor of terrorism and nobody seems to be willing to do anything about it.
Iran's parliament passed a stunning new law on Sunday which earmarked approximately 20 million dollars to support terrorist groups fighting the West.
Something does not seem quite right when we all have to be groped by airport security before we get on an airplane, but Iran can openly send 20 million dollars to terrorist groups fighting the U.S. and Israel and get away with it.
Meanwhile, Russia and Iran have just agreed on new oil and gas deals.
That is just one reason why economic sanctions will not work.
Russia and China will not go along with them, so any economic sanctions will be totally ineffective.
So what is the answer?
War with Iran would be a total and complete disaster. Iran has a far more advanced military and is much more powerful than Iraq ever was. Iran would not be a pushover for anyone. A whole article could be written about the horrible military and economic consequences of war with Iran.
But Israel cannot allow Iran to have nuclear weapons.
Israel recognizes this and has publicly stated this over and over.
But Iran is refusing to back down. Instead they seem determined to play this bizarre game of nuclear chicken.
If there is not a fundamental change by one side or the other there is going to be a military conflict.
Evangelical Christians tend to get excited about such a prospect, and even though we are to expect such developments in the last days, the truth is that war is always horrible. If it comes many people will die and it will not be something to rejoice about.