Saturday, March 31, 2012

Iran Gains Upper Hand For Nuclear Talks By Securing Assad's Position

It looks like Assad has successfully ended the violent revolution attempt in Syria and the ramifications point towards even more Iranian control over the region:

Saturday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdisi announced, “The battle to topple the state is over, and the battle to solidify stability and move towards a renewed Syria has begun.”

Bashar Assad’s victory over the 12-month uprising to unseat him is unquestioned. With massive Iranian and Russian intelligence and military support, the Syrian army was able to push the rebels out of the cities – barring isolated pockets in Homs and Idlib – and drive them to the rural periphery, where they can’t hold up for long.

Tehran, Damascus and Hizballah are crowing over their success in derailing the Obama administration’s two-pronged policy for halting a nuclear Iran. It hinged on Tehran’s isolation by unraveling its alliance with Damascus and Hizballah and economic pressure through tough financial sanctions and an oil embargo.

Iran has come out of the woods firmly in position at the head of its bloc, now cemented by Assad’s defeat of his foes. Tehran’s hand is much strengthened for the coming nuclear talks between Iran and the Six Powers due to start in two weeks. Washington will have to pay for any Iranian concessions by starting the process of unwinding sanctions.

It is clearly too late to reverse the tide in Damascus: Should the US have a sudden change of heart and accept the Saudi plan to intervene in Syria and arm the anti-Assad rebellion, that route would be cut off by Tehran calling off the nuclear talks and so robbing Obama’s Iran policy of its ultimate goal.

This ought to be a resounding lesson for the Israeli circles who argue that it is up to America to deal with a nuclear Iran, a much-quoted minority chorus led by the ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan, the moderate ministers Benny Begin and Dan Meridor and the newly-elected head of the opposition Kadima party, Shaul Mofaz. They would all like to shrug off Israel’s responsibility for preempting a nuclear Iran and pass the buck to the United States.

Washington’s management of the Syrian crisis and its non-military approach to a nuclear Iran has left Assad in the saddle and enhanced Iran’s prospects of hanging onto its nuclear weapons capacity, while escalating anti-Israel “resistance” from Damascus.


WVBORN56 said...

Wow...this is big news..couple that with and impending attack by Israel on Iran and we can see how Bible prophecy could unfold very soon.

1.Israel attacks Irans nuclear facilities
2. Syria and Hezbollah now even more indebted to Iran attack Israel with chemical WMD
3. Israel responds by hitting Damascus with their own WMD (Isaiah 17 unfolds)
4. Shortly thereafter Russia comes after Israel for taking out their military and scientific folks on the ground in Iran and now Syria. (Ezekiel 38-39 unfolds)
5. The church exits stage straight-up somewhere between points 1 and 4. :)


Gary said...

Dear Dv:
I always thought that the "stuff hits the fan" after the 3 1/2 years during the Trib...Gary

Gary said...

Sorry, Wv

Dylan said...

The stuff that hits the fan after the 3 1/2 years, in my understanding, is the plags mentioned in Revelation poured on the world. The Isaiah 17, Ezekiel 38-39 "stuff" is before the 7 years tribulation.

Gary said...

Joel Rosenberg says:

Will the War of Gog and Magog happen before or after the Rapture?

The truth is we simply do not know the answer for certain, because Ezekiel does not say. Many of the theologians I have cited in this book believe the war will occur after the Rapture. In the novel Left Behind, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins describe the War of Gog and Magog as having already happened before the Rapture takes place. In The Ezekiel Option, I also chose to portray the war occurring before the Rapture.
...Just Sayin...Gary

WVBORN56 said...

The abomination of desolation occurs at the mid point of the tribulation but the church will be long gone at that point. The entire7 year period of the tribulation will be horrendous for all those left behind.

WVBORN56 said...

Gary I tend to believe the Gog-magog war occurs after the church is gone since it shows God again dealing with Israel like He did in the OT. But your right we simply do not know for sure on the timing.

Gary said...

Dear Wv:
I just hope it's soon. Like Scott has said before...who knows how long the interval will be between the rapture and the signing of the covenant?...

Anonymous said...

And yet, the FINAL factor is of course social mood....since WITHOUT that turning negative enough, THE END will not come.

that is why I am patient and have
HAD to be since 3/4 OCT 2011 when
this current round of bulling NY stocks >>>>>>

AND IT'S TRUE, I'm sure re rapture
timing in RELATION to war prophecies hitting before the TRIB
7 years begins....

I do NOT think any one really knows
for sure. But the rapture is SCHEDULED to happen at a time when
people are talking about peace and safety.....

does any one see that happenning now ?? One COULD make a case for that, even at this time, since
NO HOSTILITIES have yet broken out.

hard to say for sure >>>>>>>

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

Also, one needs to CONSIDER this.
I read a comment here re Obama being in power when WW3 would hit,
ie....this guy that had a vision of
this in the early 70's ??

what about that ??

Cos if the RAPTURE HITS after 38/39
Ezekiel then WW3 could WIPE US OUT
before the rapture hits.

Spooky, since Honolulu will certainly get TAKEN OUT by
the Russians, ie Pearl Harbor
is here, remember ??

IE, "and HE will send fire on Magog
and ALL THOSE that dwell in safety
on the coastlands"...what does that
mean ?? West and East coast of the
USA ?? I wonder >>>>>>>>

I don't even want to think about
that cos IF THAT happens, I will
NOT be able to post here anymore.

I am only 235 miles away from HNL.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>

zanbaq said...

New predictions

Shaul Mofaz (Antichrist) will be Israeli Prime Minister(6 june 2012) and After that earthquake in northern Israel and Syria (may 2012)- and the dry lake Kinert/time statesmanship mofaz 427 day and will be killed In Jerusalem (8 8 2013)

Saudi Arabia king will be killed - and after
starts War for statesmanship

Extreme Floods In many regions of the world in May 2012

will be eruption Yellowstone APRIL OR may 2012

and will be send out ashes at eight day

will be occupy syria by Jordan army on agoust 2012
and will be war Turkey and Jordan in the north-eastern syria.(11 september 2012).... and after to leave american army in irak Jordan army will be occupy irak on october 2012
And in.... At one point, some of Sufyani's army will sink

into the ground./ This place will be known as Baidah and will be located either between Makkah

:december2012) and Madina-volcano alaise

21december 2012 :Day Death Devil
Will be killing beneficent man in Mecca on 11/11/2012

Jesus on...2013.

- comes to earth from the sky for to help Imam Mahdi to spread

freedom and justice and beneficence in the earth

Anonymous said...

Are these Christian or Muslim predictions ?? I want to know, please tell me, Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>

Mike said...

Scott, personally you think how much longer our time on this earth?

Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother Stephen, :)
To help you understand Brother, the above "predictions" are ALL false, and have nothing to do with God or Scripture. They are a pathetic attempt of combining the false Mayan teachings, and the absolutely false islam teachings. Remember, we talked about what happened before? This is just more of the same stuff. :( Not one bit of it is true at all, not even close to being true. Just ignore them Brother. :)
God Bless and Keep You Stephen!

Scott said...

Thats a good question and the answer is ties to events in the ME (just my speculation only)

The only thing that the scriptures make clear is the fact that the 'gathering up' will take place before the Tribulation. Beyond that, we're totally speculating.

BUT - having said that, I can't see a way that we are here for Gog-MaGog, for all the reasons stated before. One of which is the fact that in the 'age of grace' (aka the Church Age) - we believe by 'faith not by sight' and at the time of Gog-MaGog, the world will very much "see" God's direct hand in action.

Having said that - it seems highly likely that the "triggering point" (the ISaiah 17 scenario) will happen this calendar year. Additionally, Gog-MaGog should follow this relatively quickly, as one leads into the other.

Additionally, it appears that the very latest that Israel will wait to 'attack' Iran will be the end of this year (after the US elections), or perhaps at the very beginning of '13...

Therefore the main ('bottom-line') question becomes, how long before the ME powder-keg gets ignited.

I have a hard time seeing these things NOT happening by the end of this calendar year or at the beginning of '13....Probably sooner.

We'll see......

Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother Scott, :)
My goodness, interesting how the enemy works. One day or so without the Mod on, and they slither back in AGAIN! :( Just the enemy trying to chip away, ware ya down, and keep the true discussion of Bible Prophecy off track. The enemy surely doesn’t want the Truth of Gods Word discussed, thats for sure. I lift you up in great Prayer before Him Brother, to strengthen and protect you and your Ministry! in Jesus mighty name! Take great comfort in knowing Brother, first that you are doing great things otherwise the enemy wouldn’t waste SO MUCH TIME HERE and sometimes sadly, even using "Christians" shockingly! :(
Second, rejoice, as these attacks just reaffirm that the enemy knows his time is short, and Our Beloved Bride Groom is soon to come!
Thank You Father!
God Bless You and Protect You Always Brother!

Dutch Treat said...

Scott, Mrs. C, just keep this thought in mind: This ministry must be succeeding. If not, Satan wouldn't waste his time attacking it. So just keep up the good work. We all know how it ends up.

David du said...

Mmmm! if Jesus is in partnership with the imam then why do the Arabs/Persians hate lsrael? Its not a good idea to torment, kill and destroy a ruling dignatry's home country is it? Can you please explain Zanbaq?