Monday, January 28, 2013

Israel's Enemies Closing In (III). Tensions Increasing By The Day

Things are moving fast in the Middle East (again) - and everything points towards conflict:

Former Revolutionary Guards member tells 'Post' that such a blow to Fordow nuclear facility would harm Iran drastically; says Tehran "has decided to retaliate against Israel from Lebanon."

Iranian dissident-turned CIA operative Reza Kahlili told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that an alleged blast at the Fordow nuclear installation in Iran is "the largest case of sabotage in decades."
Although it has not yet been verified, a report by  Kahlili, according to which a massive blast rocked Iran's key Fordow nuclear installation last week, continued to spread on Monday.

Speaking to the Post on Monday, Khalili expressed confidence that the alleged blast will receive "further coverage in the US," and that "more information" will become available to verify the incident.
"This is the center of the Iranian nuclear program. It's essential for the regime, its activities, and its nuclear program. If such a blow was given to Fordow, it definitely harms [Iran] drastically. They were reaching for 20 percent uranium enrichment, and were increasing output," he added.
Situated near the holy Shi'ite city of Qom, the existence of the Fordow enrichment plant, dug deep into a mountain, was kept secret by Iran, until it was discovered by Western intelligence in 2009, and the question of how long it had been in operation remains unanswered.

And where will this lead? The following conclusion of the article may reveal:

Asked why satellite imagery was not being released of rescue efforts at Fordow, Kahlili said only state intelligence agencies have access to live satellite feeds. "Why don't they put it out? My only assumption is that no one wants to take credit because of what the consequences could be by the regime," he said. 

"This is a very sensitive time. I'm sure that soon, very soon, more information will leak out. Chatter will get loud enough to provide further information." Kahlili went on to say that the "first suspicion is Israel" within the Islamic Republic. "I have verified information that there was a meeting [called by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei. A decision was made to act in Lebanon. A request was made to [Hezbollah chief Hassan] Nasrallah to vacate southern Lebanese villages. Islamic Republic Guards are on their way there. A decision has been made to prepare for missile launch from a certain area in Lebanon against Israel," he said.

And this:

Khalili said one of the sources who initially leaked information of the blast came from within the security forces guarding Fordow, adding that precise information of the attack was not being released in order to protect the source. "The source has been collaborating for a long time," he said. A second source came from the Iranian Intelligence Ministry, he said, adding that it was very difficult to safely get information out of Iran.
Iranian authorities have not yet made any progress in their attempt to enter Fordow, Kahlili asserted, adding, "I fear there is radiation involved." Iran's defense ministry dispatched drilling vehicles, "the same they used to carve tunnels and create underground facilities, to see if they can make any headway in opening emergency exists, because they collapsed. Among those stuck in the facility are dozens of foreign nationals. These are contracted scientists," he said.
Kahlili said a second mysterious blast occurred in Tehran last week, at an IRGC base called "21 Hamza." "There are injuries, and there have been arrests of IRGC members who are being questioned. The Intelligence Ministry suspects sabotage," he added.

Israeli intelligence officials have confirmed that a major explosion has rocked an Iranian nuclear facility, according to a report Monday in The Times of London.
The British daily cited officials in Tel Aviv who said the blast occurred last week, as originally reported on the website

Iran is not believed to have evacuated the area surrounding the Fordo plant, according to the same Israeli sources, who said that an investigation into the blast was ongoing.
“We are still in the preliminary stages of understanding what happened and how significant it is,” one Israeli official told the London Times. He did not know if the explosion was “sabotage or accident” and refused to comment on reports that Israeli aircraft were seen near Fordo at the time of the blast.

Amid growing fears in Israel about Syrian chemical weapons use, National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror was dispatched to Moscow for a lighting visit on Monday to convince the Kremlin to take steps to prevent Syria’s stockpiles from falling into the hands of terrorist groups.
In Moscow, Amidror was reportedly to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other top officials, Israeli daily Maariv reported. Russia, a close Syrian ally, has backed embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad but has begun sending signals of waning support for Damascus.
The chaos of the nearly two-year old Syrian civil war has raised deep concerns in Israel and the West that the chemical weapons stockpiled for decades under the Assad regime could make their way into the hands of rogue elements such as Hezbollah or al-Qaeda.
Israel also reportedly fears that advanced anti-tank and anti-aircraft weaponry, supplied by Russia to Syria, could be acquired by Hezbollah, reducing Israel’s air and armor superiority against the Shiite terrorist organization based in south Lebanon.

On Sunday, Israel moved two Iron Dome anti-missile batteries to the north of the country, positioning one in Haifa for the first time.
The IDF said the move was a routine re-positioning, but it came on the heels of a security meeting held by top officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to discuss the Syrian threat.
Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said Israel could take preventative action if it looked like Syria was attempting to use or transfer the chemical weapons.

With the madness of the general elections receding in the rearview, Israeli politics can return to its normal state of abject panic over the increasingly degrading situation in Syria. The big issue in Monday’s papers is the deployment of Iron Dome batteries in northern Israel and revived concerns of Syria’s chemical weapon stocks falling into the wrong hands.
Yedioth Ahronoth reports on the threat of Syrian chemical weapons falling into the hands of Hezbollah and the deployment of an Iron Dome anti-missile battery near the northern city of Haifa. It says that deployment of multiple Iron Dome batteries in northern Israel of late is “just one of a list of signs testifying to the intensifying security tension on Israel’s northern border.” High-level security meetings among IDF brass and between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro indicate heightened concern over Syria’s stability.

Columnist Alex Fishman reports in the paper that until now Hezbollah had stored its advanced weaponry in Syria, but in recent months, “because of [Syrian President Bashar] Assad’s undermined position, the organization understands that the weapons cannot stay there.” Once those arms reach Lebanon, they will be buried underground and will be impossible to find, he says.
“If chemical weapons are brought into Lebanon,” he says, “it is reasonable to assume that Israel will not hesitate — and will attack.”

Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to stop Syria's chemical weapons from reaching Lebanon's Hezbollah or al Qaeda inspired groups, officials said Sunday.
The warning came as the military moved a rocket defense system to a main northern city, and Israel's premier warned of dangers from both Syria and Iran.

Shalom told the Army Radio station that the transfer of weapons to violent groups, particularly the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah, would be a game changer.
"It would be crossing a line that would demand a different approach, including even action," he said. Asked whether this might mean a pre-emptive attack, he said: "We will have to make the decisions."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to threats from Syria and Iran at a Cabinet meeting Sunday. Iran is Syria's main regional ally.
"We must look around us, at what is happening in Iran and its proxies and at what is happening in other areas, with the deadly weapons in Syria, which is increasingly coming apart," he said.
Israel views Iran as an existential threat because of its nuclear and missile programs and support for violent anti-Israeli groups in Lebanon and Gaza, as well as repeated references by Iranian leaders to Israel's destruction. Iran denies it is seeking to build atomic weapons, insisting its nuclear program is for civilian purposes.

The Nobel Peace laureate, 89, was speaking about prospects in the Middle East at the World Economic Forum.
He said nuclear proliferation in the region triggered by an armed Iran would increase the chances of an atomic war - "a turning point in human history".
He also urged the US and Russia to co-operate in resolving Syria's conflict.
"There has emerged in the region, the current and most urgent issue of nuclear proliferation. For 15 years, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have declared that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, but it has been approaching," he said.
"In a few years, people will have to come to a determination of how to react, or the consequences of non-reaction.
"I believe this point will be reached in a very foreseeable future," he added.

Lebanon-based Hizbullah terrorist organization is setting up bases in Syria close to known chemical weapons storage facilities, according to a source quoted in a report published Monday by Israeli Hebrew-language news outlet Ynet.

Hizbullah, which is generously funded and equipped by Iran, has been working to shore up the government forces backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, together with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards.

But even with that assistance, the loyalists are beginning to lose their grip on the country, and it appears likely that Assad’s regime may soon fall.

If it does, there is a strong likelihood that he may first choose to hand over the country’s chemical weapons arsenal to his Iranian patrons. The other possibility is that Hizbullah may simply decide to seize the arsenal before anyone else has a chance to take it or destroy it.
The report follows on the heels of news that Jordan has tightened its security along its northern border with Syria, massing thousands of soldiers along with artillery, armored vehicles and other ordnance in the area.

Israel, too, has beefed up its security as the chaos escalates in Syria. On Sunday, theIDF deployed Iron Dome anti-missile defense batteries at multiple locationsthroughout the north, and stepped up work on the new border fence in the area.
The new fence is embedded with highly technical surveillance systems designed to provide information with pinpoint accuracy about activities taking place within Syria’s inland region.
Chemical weapons are delivered in warheads on missiles fired either from surface-to-air launchers, or dropped on to targets by war planes.

Speaking from a hideout in an Arab nation outside the country several weeks ago, a Syrian source said that two senior Syrian officials transported 100 kilomgrams of chemicals used to create the deadly sarin nerve gas from a base 50 kilometers northeast of Damascus, to a site located closer to Lebanon.
At the time, the source said the Assad regime had developed special vehicles equipped to move and mix chemicals to create the weaponry. The defector who revealed the information told the source that two men with Lebanese accents had arrived at the secret base and were trained to mix the isopropanol and methylphosphonyl difluoride – the combination that produces sarin gas.
Syria is known to possess 500 tons of the two chemicals, but up to that point, had stored them in separate areas so as to avoid the danger of inadvertently creating the lethal combination.

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Anonymous said...

In relation to your this latest post, it would be significant to add a recent explosion last saturday in the weapon factory of hezbollah and lebanon report on the same day that Israel air force breach lebanon air space.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the foundation for further tactical moves, (invisible, who done it, explosions,etc.), has been laid to covertly not even wait for what "Ifs" to occur by those idiots whom have the mind-set/means to harm our military bases,installations within, our allies, Israel, and innocent popluce over there;so a plan by them and they of us, are planning an all out counter attack first so to drown the drums that beat before their ambush fact? Not wait till chemicals are dispersed, or long range ballistic missiles with possible nuclear components on the head are shot all over, or an unthinkable take over of our cooperative countries nearby and parts of Israel? In my opinion, even if your toys are more powerful,expensive missile shield if works, invisible planes more advantageous, your flanked around the corrupt ones; the fact is, if aweful devices of the enemies means, are used in full force FIRST; then making our move back could be less crippling, effective, and we could find ourselves way off balance! Pockets of extremist are always to be dealt with, but big bad toys used against us, innocent popluce, our allies, could be so terrible we should not wait! There just comes a time when one has to act to flat-line the opponent,cut off head off snake who's tentacles reach out to bolden adverseries; perhaps that time is definitely now! God Bless those whom make these decisions as has our great men in past History did, that changed the play-ground for some time to come!
But whinning, waiting, trying arming the just as crazy ones to use to put their dictator's out of power; we see these spills always into being used against us, like examples: Libya, Africa, include Mexico,(if we covertly joined ranks to ensure overturn the powers to be, fine, but need lots of man-power to blend in, and evidently it went south if we are doing it)other than updated intel, sooooooooo hostages have been taken, killings occur with our own weapons, etc...So you go back to drawing board and get a more doable, force-full plan and get guts to use it!!!! Sort out rest after.These Senario's are based solely in/on my humble opinion, and of hearing all the feed-back, thus using my input of an imagination to hope/pray for solutions....America is so over this diversion on daily basis to our joy..we want no more dragging out, exploitation of our military resources,and lining pockets of some of our own greedy private corporations thrown in the mix with profit from their arms deals, gas/oil deals, etc. Hey,the out-sourced jobs to make new components,etc. does not even create income or jobs back here for us...for last 10 years..just undermined us. Crazy, wrong."Hope"!!

Anonymous said...

Good morning, everybody! I pray you all had a blessed week-end.

It sounds like things are really heating up again (not that they ever really cooled down). Another birth pain, I suppose.

I just wanted to share something with you all. It may be nothing, but it really got my attention. I feel like the Holy Spirit has been trying to show me something.

Do you all remember several years ago when Arial Sharon (Israel's PM) had a stroke and went into a coma? I'll never forget the night I heard that on the news. I was standing in our kitchen, working on supper, when the news anchor reported it. I felt the most icy chill run down my spine. That's the best way I know to describe it. It was very surreal and almost brought me to my knees. Several years passed, and truthfully, I'd forgotten about it. Then I read a news story about a very revered Jewish rabbi who had passed away the year before and left a letter to be opened on the anniversary of his death. In it he said that he had met and talked with the true Messiah and His name was Yesuah (Jesus) and that he would return upon Ariel Sharon's death. Once again, I felt the hair stand up on the back of my neck. A Jewish rabbi, not just a rabbi, but one of the most respected and renowned of his time, was telling the world that Jesus is the true Messiah! Wow. I feel the working of the Holy Ghost! Then this morning I read that Mr. Sharon's brain activity has started showing a marked increase, even though he is being kept alive by machines.

I know I may be reaching some, but I've always heard that when someone is gravely ill, they sometimes seem to start getting better and then they pass away. To me, this is another sign that Heaven's door is about to be opened, and we are finally going to meet Him face to face and go home. How I long for that! With each day that passes, I can feel myself pulling a little farther away from this earth. I am a stranger here and I don't understand the language, if you will. I just want to go home and be wrapped in my Father's arms and see my loved ones who have gone before me. I want to finally meet all of my friends here who give me so much encouragement daily. I'm just ready to go home.

Here are the links to some articles about Mr. Sharon, etc., if you want to look at them.

God's blessings be to you all. I pray for your protection and that you will all have His peace during these dark and troubling times.

I love you all, my family in Christ!


WVBORN56 said...

I'm hoping for a super bowl rapture. What better time as the whole world is tuned in to watch a game and instead they witness dozens of christian players, coaches and fans disappear. :)

Of course Gods ways are not our ways but I would love the rapture to have a "big stage" to make it harder for TPTB to cover up what truly transpired.

It sure is looking like we are on the verge of Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 39.

These are exciting times for the Bride of Christ to be living.


Dylan said...

If that explosion really happened then I guess that helps to answer the "where is Iran in gog/magog battle?" Wow. I can't wait for God to show himself to the world and rebuke Israel's enemies. If we're here to witness Isaiah 17, what a great time for the church to witness to everybody about the Messiah. Of course, many of them won't realise that we were right until the rapture gives them a jolt of reality, but being a "tribulation saint" is better than not having salvation at all. Exciting times we're living in indeed.

Alice said...

Elizabeth, thank you for the articles and your thoughts on Ariel Sharon. I've been trying to follow that closely, too, due to a youtube video I once saw. It details the story of that revered Jewish Rabbi you mentioned. I'll see if I can find it in case anyone else is interested.

Dylan said...

Wow. Do you think Sharon's goiing to wake up or do you think this means he's going to die?

Anonymous said...

If the prophecy regarding ariel sharon will come to pass, how old is sharon now 84?
How longer do you think will he stay alive? That only means the day is near.

Anonymous said...

An analysis of Isaiah 17 way back in 2010.

you may disagree on some of what he said as i do in some but for study, this is worth watching. Remember he did this analysis before it got worst. As it unfolds
1. The cities of aroer maybe the cities of aleppo and homs.
2. The man who will look at his maker could be the leader at that day.
3. The ephraim/ could be the military base in the golan heights as he reckon it is the northern tribe.
4. He could be spot on, on the nuke.

Mrs.C said...

What Prophecy? Forgive me, but Gods Word verses a dead Rabbi's (involved in kabbalah mysticism) word...not much of a choice there.
Nostradamus made some quasi "predictions" also, and he also believed in the Bible.
In these Last Days, better to know and hold on to Gods Word rather than false prophecies, the same ones Jesus warned us about. The Rabbi’s son said the “letter” was a forgery. This Rabbi was a kabbalist and also made statements years ago that the “Messiah” was already in Israel. His description of this “Messiah” is not the same as our Jesus. BTW, Ariel Sharon is in a coma in accordance to being under the Law of Gods Word. He gave away Gods Land, just a Olmert did, and he too found himself not only with cancer, but scandalized in his fall from his PM position...

Mrs.C said...

Once again, we see the saturation of "anon's" throwing out there what ever they think might stick...
intentionally deceiving - distracting from Gods Word
so sad :(
We are so close to the Rapture, and thats how you spend your time?
Rather than relying on "youtube" videos, than Gods Word, invite the Holy Spirit and open His Book for the Truth and nourishment of His Word...

Gary said...

What happened to Dr, No Fog? I miss your insight...come back!!!

Mrs.C said...

Sigh...always the same pattern over and over again...saturation of false info...rabbit trails ...deflection...sigh again

Anonymous said...

Mrs. C,

I'm so sorry if I offended you or anyone else. That certainly was not my intention. I was simply saying that for a practicing Jewish rabbi to say that Jesus was the Messiah was amazing and wonderful. The part about his letter simply affirmed (to me at least) that we are getting so close to our homecoming. Of course his statement is not what I am relying on. I can see the signs all around that our Lord gave us to look for. To me, this was just another one of the ways our Lord amazes me - another reminder of how majestic and wonderful He is. I was not trying to cause conflict. I simply wanted to share something that I thought was another way of seeing just how awesome our Lord is.

As far as the anonymous part - I signed my name at the bottom. The only reason I post as anonymous is because I am too stupid to figure out how else to do it. I'm not very computer savvy.

I think perhaps it best to keep my thoughts to myself from now on. I felt like this was a place of fellowship where we could rejoice together at the wonder of our Lord. There are so few people around where I am that I can talk to about prophecy. Most simply just don't want to hear it.

In His incredible love,


Mrs.C said...

Forgive me "Elizabeth" but you have been signing your name quite well for quite a while now. If you apparently make a post as "anon" then just say it was you :) You've been around long enough to see all of the divisiveness that these fake characters & anons have been causing.
There are many, many "anons" ONCE AGAIN for weeks now, trying to derail Brother Scotts blog, ONCE AGAIN, that I have not been attributing to you at all. :)
As for the Rabbi, Sister, he was not referring to OUR JESUS. He is involved in kabala mysticism, and that is NOT of God. Further more, this Rabbi (as I previously stated) said that the "Messiah" was ALREADY in Israel and that was in 2005!
We have to be so careful, especially in these Last Days. You are in a "place of fellowship", no one said you werent. :) As stated before, I was addressing many "anon" posts that just happened to be posting for a while now, and at the same time as you apparently today.

Anonymous said...

Is there any indication that Hizzbolah's attack will involve a full scale war verses a single surprise option?

Anonymous said...

So if a buddist or other religion in 2005 does not believe in Jesus then in 2006 become enlighten then believed that Jesus is the Messiah, should we not entertain his/her thought, but instead condemned him/her because her previous unbelief?

Anonymous said...

A chit chat about a simple topic became confrontational when you Mrs C came in.
Your can approach it in a different way but you choose the way of the hamas "death to the infidels"

David said...

I'd love to see that just prior to kickoff

Ally said...

Yes I too really miss Doc No Fog and Doctor Who!. I think of them both very often. Both very smart and funny and dear family in Christ Jesus!
Also Mrs. C, and all, check out JD over at Aloha Bible Prophecy, his last 2 proohecyupdates have bern all about the nations involved in the upcoming brewhaha. Me thinks you guys would like it :)

Waterer said...

I still have a gift at my house for you from Thanks giving. Can you email me an address?
I miss the Docs too.

God bless you all this Winter night.
Flu at our house and general misery
but joy in what lies ahead in the Kingdom of God.