Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday Headlines:

Iran Threatens To Bring War To U.S. Shores

The deputy chief commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned this past week that any aggression against Iran will expand warfare onto the turf of its enemies.

“Our nation is ready to rub the enemies’ snout into dust and send thousands of coffins to their cities,” Gen. Hossein Salami told Fars News Agency.

“Any aggression against Iran will expand the war into the borders of the enemies,” he warned. “They know our power, and we won’t allow any aggression against our land.”

The general cited two reasons for what he called the greatness of the Islamic regime: “One is that the supreme leader, who is the deputy of the Hidden Imam [the Shiites' 12th Imam], rules with power, knowledge, penetrating the hearts; the other is the martyrs who shed their blood for the greatness of the country... he warned that America and the European countries should expect major attacks by al-Qaida and other terrorist groups in their homelands.

As reported earlier this year, terror cells have been placed on high alert to attack targets in the U.S. and Europe should Iran be attacked. Hundreds of terror cells have infiltrated America and, in collaboration with Hezbollah, are awaiting orders to strike American targets.

“The Quds Force has established a command and control center in both Bolivia and Venezuela,” a former Iranian official with knowledge of the regime’s terror network recently revealed. “Though it has presence in Europe and other parts of the world, it has focused on Latin America. Thousands of such cells have been placed in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Venezuela.”

Another senior commander of the Islamic regime, Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, recently warned America, “In the face of any attack, we will have a crushing response. In that case, we will not only act in the boundaries of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf; no place in America will be safe from our attacks.”

"A nuclear-armed Iran would not only pose a threat to Israel but to the stability of the entire region. A nuclear-armed Iran is not an option," he said.

He said that Germany would maintain sanctions and diplomatic pressure on Iran, adding that there was still room for diplomacy. "We urgently call on Iran to enter into substantial negotiations," he said.

Israel might attack Iran by using electromagnetic impulses (EMP) that could cripple the country by shutting down its electronics and sending the Islamic Republic “back to the Stone Age,” The London Sunday Timesreported.

EMP causes non-lethal gamma energy to react with the magnetic field and produces a powerful electromagnetic shock wave that can destroy electronic devices, especially those used in Iran’s nuclear plants.

The shock wave would knock out Iran’s power grid and communications systems for transport and financial services, leading to economic collapse.

The idea previously was published by Dr. Joe Tuzara in Arutz Sheva. A former clinical research-physician-general surgeon for Saudi Arabian, Philippine and American healthcare systems, he wrote, “The wild card is in Israel’s hand - with Electronic Magnetic Pulse (EMP) inscribed on it. If Israel chooses one of its Jericho III missiles to detonate a single EMP warhead at high altitude over north central Iran, there will be with no blast or radiation effects on the ground.”

He explained that one effect of the EMP attack would be that, “Iran’s uranium enrichment centrifuges in Fordo, Natanz and widely scattered elsewhere, would freeze for decades.”

The WorldNetDaily reported three weeks ago, “Israelis have not ruled out a Jericho III missile launch to detonate a single electromagnetic pulse warhead at high altitude over central Iran."

Where is the MSM on this story?

Tens of thousands of students sat home on Sunday again, due to missile attacks on southern Israel, fired by Palestinian Authority terrorists from Gaza.

Among the cities canceling classes were the port city of Ashdod, and the “capital of the Negev,” the city of Be'er Sheva, where rocket attacks over the weekend prompted officials to decide the children in their municipalities were "better safe than sorry" in cities where most schools did not contain full-scale shelters.

Christians may have to sacrifice their jobs if they want to express their religion at work, government lawyers declared yesterday.

They urged human rights judges in Strasbourg to reject a landmark case brought by four Christians who said they suffered faith-based discrimination.

The state lawyers insisted workers are not entitled to wear a crucifix at work against the wishes of their employers – and if that is incompatible with their faith they ‘are free to resign’.

But in a confrontation at the court yesterday, the Christians’ counsel said it was wrong they should have fewer rights than other faith groups just because they had a ‘tolerant’ religion.

The hearing at the European Court of Human Rights involved four test cases, two of which involve employees prevented from wearing a cross at work. Nadia Eweida’s row with British Airways led the airline to back down in 2006 and Shirley Chaplin who – after 30 years as a nurse – was told she could no longer wear her cross on duty for health and safety reasons.

The other two cases are those of Lilian Ladele, who was sacked as a registrar by Islington council because she declined to conduct civil partnerships and Gary McFarlane, a Relate counsellor who lost his job in Bristol after admitting to bosses that he felt unable to give sex therapy to gays.

The case comes at a time when senior Christian leaders, including the archbishops of the Church of England and the Pope, have complained that Christianity is being pushed out of public life in Britain.

Colin is a committed Christian. He is also the electrician from Wakefield who has been in the news all week for refusing to remove a small palm cross (the sort given out in church on Palm Sunday) from his company transit van.

He had been banned from displaying the cross — which, for the past 15 years, he had Blu-Tacked to his dashboard and removed whenever he wasn’t using the van — because his employer, Wakefield and District Housing (WDH), thought ‘it might offend people or suggest the organisation is Christian’.

On refusing their request not to display it, Colin was banished to a different work depot pending a full disciplinary hearing for ‘gross misconduct’ and threatened with losing his £26,000-a-year job.

For example, there would have been no problem if an employee wanted to wear a turban, a veil or burka to work. Indeed, according to the company’s fantastically zealous equality and diversity manager Jayne O’Connell, WDH would have been delighted to provide material in the official corporate colours for a different style of uniform — such as a burka — if required.

And the company clearly has no problem with Marxism: Denis Doody, WDH’s environmental manager, has a huge poster of Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara stuck to his office wall.

In many ways, in fact, WDH prides itself on its tolerance and equality. It sponsors ‘diversity days’ for the Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Group, provides stalls at gay pride events, has welcomed the imam from the Wakefield Central Mosque to address staff and has even hosted a gender-reassignment event called A World That Includes Transpeople.

But no crosses, please.

Also see these commentaries (all worth reading):

The bottom line?

As a result of Obama's policies, Israel finds itself surrounded by countries ruled by a hostile Muslim Brotherhood from Tunisia to Turkey which are supported by Obama, alone in its fight against the Iranian bomb and friendless in the peace process.

It seems the anti-Israel constituencies in the US are making progress.

It takes great optimism or belief in the Almighty to be confident that Israel, a nation of seven million, can stand up to the hostile forces arraigned against it, including this administration, and avoid its eradication.

The bottom line?

The Democrats who booed God may have left out an important consideration: maybe God wasn't attending the convention.

Some observers have said God had already left the building by the time the folks in charge wrote him out of existence along with his long-favored city of Jerusalem.

What we do know is that boos and jeers greeted the idea that God and Jerusalem be written back into Democrat scripture. It seems the catcalls were surefire indicators that a god other than Jehovah almighty was being worshiped by the devotees of the fundamentalist left.

Who might that god be?

As the smoke ascended and the incense from the garments of the Anointed One and his Prophet, Joseph the Bald, wafted through the crowd, all the worshipers bowed down and pledged allegiance to the New Order, praying for Hope and Change. Prostrate, they begged the new god to allow Four More Years to Achieve Holy Change under the Rule of the Anointed One and his Prophet.

Then the crowd of worshippers rose to their feet as one.

And all the people shouted, "AMEN!"

The bottom line?

The Democratic Party didn’t quite succeed in banning God from its platform, but it did its best to ensure that no-one would listen to him by putting a liberal clergyman who talks about anything except God in front of a deserted stadium. That checked the God box without allowing the Maker of Heaven to get a word in edgewise.

The cultural divide in the United States is now almost absolute; Democratic Party liberalism, which once embraced devout Catholics and observant Jews, cannot conceal its contempt for religion. Even the clergy who cling to the Democratic Party have trouble concealing their lack of interest in religion. On the other hand, Americans of faith have rallied together as never before: Catholic and Jew, Evangelical and Mormon. For this observant Jew, hearing an Orthodox rabbi quote Torah to open the Republican convention was a milestone for America as well for the Jewish people (not to mention the fact that Rabbi Soloveichik is associate rabbi of my synagogue). And to hear an overwhelmingly Christian audience listen to this rabbi was a great event. The good news is that Americans who seek the love and guidance of the God of the Bible have put their differences aside where the good of the country is concerned. My prayer is: Let this not be too late.


Anonymous said...

“…The shock wave would knock out Iran’s power grid and communications systems for transport and financial services, leading to economic collapse…”

I would think Iran's economic collapse would be the least to worry about. Food and essential medicine distribution would cease along with water and sanitation. Lights, air-conditioners/heating all off as well as emergency travel.

It would be a necessary evil for little Israel, but it’s an awful prospect that will cause widespread suffering to Mr and Mrs Iran and family. BAD! Ahmadinajad. BAD!

As for Christianity in the UK. The Olympic Games were a celebration of Pagan idolatry proudly lifting up human achievement and virtually ignoring our God blessed Christian heritage. The humanist ‘hymn’ of ‘Jerusalem’, wondering if it were built among England’s ‘dark Satanic Mills’… No! Jesus did not come to England, nor did God’s countenance shine on England’s mountains green. SUCH catchy a tune, anthem of the ‘Women’s Institute’, (so very British who now strip naked to sell calendars) but SO very wrong and the Apostate church is strangling the ‘born again’ at birth. We are despised and called ‘maniacs’ for believing in our ‘Religion’, including our own families. Truly the persecution has been building this year and the tears just will not stop.


Scott said...

Why bring it back up here?
Lets not be distracted from the signs - right now we are in a critical situation and diversions from watching the signs and looking up for Christ's return serve no good purpose (that I can think of anyway).

Scott said...

Continuing strife serves no purpose though, IMO. "Blessed are the peacemakers".

We have far bigger things to be concerned with - like the imminent return of Christ.

We should be looking up - not looking at each other and our faults. The one who forgives us all for our faults is returning and our sole focus should be on Him right now - what He did for us on the cross - and the fact that He is coming for His bride.

Personal differences should be relegated to the back seat right now.

hartdawg said...

An emp strike on Iran wouldn't fit the prophetic senerio....would prevent involvement in gog magog war

Gwenny said...

Hi Scott!
Just stopped by to offer love and prayers. It's been a beautiful day in my neck of the woods. A touch of fall in the air. It feels good. I spent yesterday clearing out old tomato vines and cutting down my sunflowers. We're going to dry the sunflower heads for the birds. Put our hummingbird feeder away until next year. I always dread to put that away--they are such a pleasure to watch. My husband enjoys feeding the birds and they let him know they're hungry! HA! Wishing everyone a Blessed Sunday evening! Good night. Gwenny

Scott said...

It is that time of year isn't it? I probably need to do all of the above as well. Esxcellent perspective - many thanks :)

Dylan said...

Funny you should say that, the U. A.E are not threatening to strike in Iran if Iran targets any of the gulf states for terror. Here's the link.

Dylan said...

Now threatening*

Caver said...

We have discussed EMP extensively on here any number of times.

A traditional EMP may well be used, but it has consequences for far more than Iran and Israel. That EMP knows no national will fry all electronics in "line of sight". That can include foreign ships in port, neighboring countries and possibly everybody's space equipment within a straight line of the detonation.

There has been much "chatter" about "directed" EMP, the same effect produced from a source other than a nuclear detonation. These EMP waves can, in theory, be generated from several sources. One would be from an aircraft, and can be aimed or directed toward specific areas or targets.

There has been even more recent chatter about Israel's new and secret "technologies".

An artificial generated EMP which may be targeted is strongly suspected to be one of Israel's new weapons. If so, they will be able to limit and restrict the destruction to that which is necessary to complete the mission.

Of course this, by necessity, will necessitate doing huge damage to the electrical grid and equipment to the company.

BUT, this is to be inflicted on a country making every effort to kill every man, woman, and child of the Jewish faith.

Hitler on steroids.

Alice said...

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? (2 Pet 3)

Waterer said...

WIll there be 2 Gog /Magog wars?
It is mentioned so late in
Revelation, I wondered your take on it.


Ally said...

Yes, I went out and enjoyed the beautiful day today too. It was a beautiful blue sky with no chemtrails and I picked green beans, cukes and tomatoes and ran with the dogs . I needed a "day off". I'd love to have a nice autumn before the ax falls so to speak. Hope he will allow it. Today had that feeling that everything was normal.
At least we got a breather between contractions :)
Soon guys, soon!

JD Siegel said...

I also don't see an EMP in prophecy. If Israel has one, so does another country which can use it on Israeli targets. I believe the EMP weapon rumor is precisely that. But, man o man! The signs are increasing by the day and I beg the Lord to find me worthy when He comes!
Its any time now.

Scott said...

Yes - these are two completely separate events, as there are several specific differences in the description of these events (I can elaborate later when I get time), but some good articles have also been written which point out the differences in the descriptions of these two separate events. Also don't forget "Gog" is a title not a name.

Waterer said...


I don't see emp's in prophecy either but I do see that in the Magog invasion a great cavalry is used. Real horses. That has always stumped me because Jesus also rides a horse when He comes and I'm sure it isn't a tank. Sometimes I've heard that cavalry is probably from some armory but ther weapons used are also burnable as fuel. I don't understand burning steel weapons as fuel. I am ignorant about such things though.
In my mind, the Syrian war is a strong sign along with the Arab Spring and judgments for Isaiah.
Iran may be neutralized in some other way but with the oil we need from that part of the world I can't imagine causing an inability to drill and trans port.