Israel’s former national security advisor, Yaakov Amidror, recently said that Israel could stop Iran’s nuclear program “for a very long time” if it wanted to. He said we do not need permission from anyone, we are an independent state. Israel must defend itself, and Israel will.
Defense experts believe Tehran’s nuclear weapons pursuit has advanced along three interrelated, parallel tracks: production of fissile material, weapon design, and delivery vehicle development.
The acquisition of fissile material is based at facilities near Esfahan, where Iran converts yellowcake into uranium gas, and at Natanz outside Qom, where Iran enriches uranium gas toward levels required to produce bomb fuel. Iran also enriches uranium deep underground at the Fordow enrichment facility.
The weaponization program has been carried out at a military facility based outside of Tehran at Parchin. Iran has used the Parchin facility to conduct nuclear weapons-related experiments, according to information vetted by the International Atomic energy Agency (IAEA). Iran has never agreed to provide the IAEA with the right to inspect the Parchin facility, even during the current interim agreement.
Iran has established a sophisticated guided missile program using at least five Shahab missile designs. The Shahab missiles are a reverse-design variation of the North Korean No-Dong missiles, which were originally copies of the Russian Scud missiles.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius described the interim nuclear deal with Iran negotiated by EU representative Caharine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Java Zarif as a “fool’s game.” Some critics believe U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to try to wrap up an agreement to achieve an agreement at any price. White House spokesperson Jay Carney said: “The American people do not want a march to War”.
There is a growing school of opinion in the U.S. State department that accepts the idea of a nuclear armed Iran, and then falling back on the Cold War policy of containment. Unlike Israel and parts of Europe, there is no clear present danger to the U.S. By the time Iran acquires ICBMs, Obama will be out of the White House.
Some unnamed sources in the State Department believe it is a done deal. Iran will get a bomb. Some believe President Obama sees a nuclear Iran as a counterforce to American and Israel. He sees the U.S. Congress and Israel as imperialistic and oppressive.
President Obama’s worldview has been influenced by Dr. Jeremiah Wright and Liberation Theology. This ideology asserts the message of the Gospel is a call to promote the freedom of people from political, social and material oppression.
The place of Jesus in Liberation Theology is not to serve as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin, but as a role model in the struggle for the poor and the outcast. Black Liberation Theology has its roots in Marxism more than in Christianity. Christianity is only a veneer which makes it appear more acceptable to society, and more difficult for outsiders to see its true nature.
Modern liberalism is based upon the worldview of Jean Rousseau (1712-1778) and the belief that man is good and noble. This worldview holds as fact that man is a noble savage, and is corrupted by civilization and private property. The “progressive movement” is based upon idea that progress is inevitable and that a utopian world of peace and tranquility will come to man through reason and debate.
Because the global powers have reached an interim agreement with Iran, without allowing Israel or Sunni Arab nations to sit at the table, Netanyahu has warned that Israel will be forced to protect itself. Israel will spend approximately $3 billion dollars preparing for a strike on Iran in 2014.
Only God knows the future. Many are looking to the Middle East to see what happens next.
“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples; all that burden themselves with is shall be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zechariah 12:3)
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Dr. Stephen Johnston
Dr. Stephen Johnston