Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Israel Increases War Preparations: Reserves Called And Another Nuclear Submarine On The Way

This one comes from The Blaze and underscores how things are continuing to close in around Israel:

Israel Calls Up Reserves

The Israel Defense Forces have issued emergency orders calling up six reserve battalions to the Egyptian and Syrian borders and could summon an additional 16 if necessary, the Times of Israel reported Wednesday.

Commanders said security threats prompted the move, Arutz Sheva reported. The order could put between 2,000 and 6,000 additional troops on the borders, according to Fox News.

“This signifies that the IDF regards the Egyptian and Syrian borders as the potential source of a greater threat than in the past,” former IDF deputy chief of staff Dan Harel said Wednesday, according to the Times.

Harel cited the growing terror threat in the Sinai and Egypt’s “deteriorating control” over the area, including a surge in weapons smuggling.

(Related: Egypt Sending in Troops to Secure Sinai Peninsula After Rocket Attack on Israeli City)

The ongoing violence in Syria, Harel said, “could explode at any moment…and pose a direct challenge to us.”

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bolster their defense:

Defense delegation arrives in Germany ahead of delivery of Dolphin-class submarine, widely rumored to be capable of carrying nuclear weapons; expected to arrive in Israel in coming months.

Led by Defense Ministry Dir.-Gen. Udi Shani, the delegation met with senior German defense officials and was scheduled to visit the shipyard where the submarine is being built. It is expected to arrive in Israel in the coming months.

Israel’s submarines are the military’s most expensive platform and are often referred to as the country’s second-strike doomsday weapon due to their reported ability to fire cruise missiles tipped with nuclear warheads.

The three Dolphin-class submarines in the navy’s fleet are called Dolphin, Leviathan and Tekuma and are believed to be some of the most advanced diesel-electric submarines in the world.

Germany donated the first two submarines after the First Gulf War and split the cost of the third with Israel. The three submarines currently in the navy's possession employ a diesel-electric propulsion system, which requires them to resurface frequently to recharge their batteries.

The submarine that will be delivered is one of two which Israel ordered following the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

In March, Israel signed a contract for a sixth submarine, meaning that by the end of the decade the navy will have doubled its fleet. The German government heavily subsidized both recent deals.


Jec said...

Hey Scott, I read in this same article that Israel opted to call up the reserves instead of training new recruits which tells me they are in dire need to be prepared in less time it takes to train a newbie. Here in the States, it takes I think 8 weeks. Something must be in the minds of the leaders of the IDF? Praying for Israel.

WVBORN56 said...

This move of the reserves to active duty could be a signal something is about to happen. Possibly the strike on Iran or maybe a pre-emptive strike by Iran's proxies. I dare say something big is up.

Let's keep praying for the fullness of the Gentiles sooner rather than later! Lord please convict all who can be saved prior to the tribulation of teir sin, your righteousness and the judgment to come. Let them embrace Jesus as the Messiah, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Let Jesus pay for your sin that only He can atone for. Your nice deeds and being "good" will not suffice. Only His shed blood on calvary's cross applied to your sin will allow you into heaven.

The bible makes it clear all men have sinned and the wages of our sin is eternal death and seperation from God. But the Bible also tells us that God loved us so much He sent his son to this world to pay for our sin. Romans 10:9 says if we confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our heart God raised Him from the dead we will be saved.

That is the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The just dying for the unjust.

Invite him into your heart and begin a life of joy and purpose today.


Davee said...

Hi guys.
My guess is that the fulltime units are being prepared for some major incursions into the various palestinian territories. We could see territory annexations, rocket launching sites destroyed and maybe even part two of the 2006 war. This would get rid of Israel's 'pea shooting' enemies surrounding them so they can concentrate on their offensive into Iran.

Just my guess.

Dave Down Under said...

Oh my goodness, that's Dave Down Under.