The Guardian is reporting that Iran is much further along in their nuclear weapons quest than originally thought:
"Iran tested advanced nuclear warhead design". Quotes from this article:
"The UN's nuclear watchdog has asked Iran to explain evidence suggesting that Iranian scientists have experimented with an advanced nuclear warhead design, the Guardian has learned. The very existence of the technology, known as a "two-point implosion" devise, is officially secret in both the US and Britain, but according to previously unpublished documentation in a dossier compiled by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iranian scientists may have tested high-explosive components of the design. The development was today described by nuclear experts as "breathtaking" and has added urgency to the effort to find a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis."
"The sophisticated technology, once mastered, allows for the production of smaller and simpler warheads than older models. It reduces the diameter of a warhead and makes it easier to put a warhead on a missile."
Then, while we see Iran's rapid and ongoing quest for nuclear weapons, while being led by a president that calls for the destruction of Israel on an ongoing basis - we see the following article:
"Threat of attack on Iran nuclear sites - not a bluff". In this Jerusalem Post article, once again we see the same message from leadership in Israel - and that message simply put by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister:
"Israel is not bluffing when it warns that all options are still on the table and that it may strike Iranian nuclear facilities."
He is correct in that statement. Israel never plays games with issues such as this - issues that affect their very survival as a nation. It is only a matter of time now. Iran have made their intentions crystal clear, as they continue to reject any international plans to thwart their nuclear weapons ambitions. Israel - at the same time repeats the same message over and over, and that message is that they WILL, if necessary, launch a military mission which will destroy these nuclear facilities.
When Israel strikes, it is virtually guaranteed that Russia will become involved, as most of these nuclear plants include hundreds of Russian workers, and Russian leader Putin has vowed that he will defend Iran in the event of an "attack". Now we see Turkey making similar alliances over the course of last summer and this fall.
I believe when Israel strikes, it will ultimately lead into the biblical battle of "Gog-MaGog" described in Ezekiel 38-39 - that epic battle in which God directly intervenes on Israel's behalf, and makes His intervention, and thus, His presence, known to the entire world.
We seem to be right on the brink of seeing this epic war triggered - with the triggering point being an Israeli "attack" on these nuclear facilities. Things will escalate immediately and dramatically when that happens, but clearly Israel has no choice in this matter. If Iranian leader Ahmadinejad has nuclear weapons at his disposal, he will use them to destroy Israel. He has made no secret of his ambitions to destroy Israel, and as a result he believes he can create the scenario of having the Mahdi return and institute Islamic rule throughout the world.
This recent news will certainly nudge Israel even closer to the obvious conclusion: Iran is closer than ever to having the capability to fulfill Ahmadinejad's dream of destroying Israel. Israel will not allow this.
This situation is rapidly coming to a head. Stay tuned.