As Barack Obama and the United Nations twiddle their thumbs, Iran is aggressively moving towards the development of a strategic nuclear arsenal. Not only has Iran successfully tested a long range missile that can hit targets well over a thousand miles away, but new intelligence documents show that Iran is actively working on some of the key components necessary for a nuclear bomb. The truth is that Iran knows that once they have an arsenal of hundreds of nuclear warheads, nations such as the United States and Israel will be much, much more hesitant to attack them and they will be able to do pretty much whatever they please on the world scene.
The fact that Iran greatly desires to become a strategic military power was underlined just the other day when Iran successfully test fired a long range missile that can reportedly hit targets 1,250 miles away. This will now give Iran the capability to easily hit Israel, U.S. bases in the Gulf, and most of southeast Europe.
The Pentagon is so concerned about these developments in Iran that they will actually test its core missile defenses for the first time in January against a simulated long-range Iranian attack.
The reality is that it is now only a matter of time until Iran develops even longer range weapons that will be able to directly target the United States.
In “Surat al-Fil” (“The Elephant”), one of the Qur’an’s shortest chapters, Allah sends a flock of birds to destroy the followers of Sultan Abraha. In the story these followers of Sultan Abraha were to be destroyed because they were plotting to destroy the Kaaba. So, according to the story, Allah equips these birds with baked clay stones, which they end up hurling at the elephants of Sultan Abraha, supposedly stopping his advance toward the city.
Imagine having the continued existence of your family each day depend on an Ayatollah over in Iran deciding not to press a button.
And the truth is that Iran is much closer to being able to produce a nuclear bomb than ever before.
On Tuesday, Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Amos Yadlin said that Iran has now accumulated enough materials to create a nuclear bomb.
So will they?
Well, confidential intelligence documents obtained by one U.K. newspaper clearly show that Iran is working on testing a key final component for a nuclear bomb.
In particular, the documents reveal plans by Iran to test a neutron initiator, the component of a nuclear bomb that triggers an explosion.
Why haven’t we heard more about this on the news?
David Albright, a physicist and president of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington is quoted in The Times as saying the following about this trigger….
“Although Iran might claim that this work is for civil purposes, there is no civil application.”
The mention of UD3 in the documents is of particular concern to intelligence analysts. UD3 is commonly used as a neutron source – the trigger to the chain reaction for a nuclear explosion.
But of course Iran continues to insist that they are developing nuclear technology for peaceful purposes only.
If you believe that, we have a bridge to sell you.
While there are some politicians around the globe who seem to be buying into Iran’s nonsense, fortunately the government of Israel seems to be acutely aware of what is going on.
In fact, Israeli experts are now saying that “the point of no return” for Iran’s nuclear program may be only six months away.
Only six months away?
Could there be a war in 2010?
Let’s hope not.
Or let us hope that it is delayed as long as possible.
But the truth is that Israel cannot let Iran have nukes.
If you do not understand this yet, please read this article: “Why Israel Simply Cannot Allow Iran To Have A Nuclear Weapon“.
So if Iran does not change course, they will be attacked.
But one key question is this….
If Israel attacks Iran, will Syria attack Israel?
If Syria does attack Israel that could spark a war that engulfs the entire Middle East.
In fact, there are rumors that Iran and Hezbollah could be preparing for a pre-emptive war.
So what are Barack Obama and the U.S. government doing about all of this?
In a move that was supposedly designed to deter Iran from pursuing its nuclear program, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation to impose sanctions on foreign companies that help supply gasoline to Iran.
Do you think that the Iranian leadership is shaking in their boots over that?
The truth is that this is one of the most bizarre games of “chicken” in the history of the Middle East. Whoever shoots first is going to be at a great disadvantage in terms of world opinion, but the truth is that Israel simply cannot wait forever.
These developments represent just another indication that we are really living in the last days before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.