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End Time Clock Ticks With
Nuclear Iran In Sight
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By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst
WASH—KIN—Dec 5—The end time clock once again ticked forward as a nuclear Iran has moved within sight of the world. The United States, Europe, Japan and Israel are preparing for the possibility that Iran would achieve nuclear weapon capability within months and Russia has moved to protect its nuclear investment in Iran by selling the nation sophisticated surface to air missiles designed to vigorously defend any air assault against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
No stronger indictment is needed that diplomatic efforts with Iran by the West are failing than the admissions of the man who last November said that there was no evidence that Iran had a nuclear weapons program. United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency chief Muhammad ElBaradei now says that if Iran resumed enrichment of uranium as threatened, the rogue nation would have a nuclear bomb within a few months.
ElBaradei, the most recent winner of the Nobel Peace prize, however, said that any attempt to resolve what he called “the crisis” must be done diplomatically. Iran has skillfully used ElBaradei’s diplomacy to go from no nuclear weapons program a year ago to being just a few months from having a nuclear bomb. Diplomacy is Iran’s friend and best weapon as this is clear evidence that Iran has been secretly developing a nuclear bomb under ElBaradei’s very nose.
Indeed, Iran’s nuclear pursuits have reached a near-crisis proportion where Israel and the United States are studying options to mitigate a nuclear Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said “Israel and other countries cannot accept a situation where Iran has nuclear arms. The issue is clear to us and we are making all the necessary preparations to handle a situation of this kind.” Israeli Defense Force Chief of Staff Dan Halutz said he doesn’t believe the diplomatic efforts of the United States and Europe will be successful. This signals that Israel is preparing for a solution other than diplomacy.
Meantime, the U.S., Europe and Japan are trying to find ways to apply pressure on Iran. They know that China and Russia will block any United Nations Security Council vote to level sanctions against the rogue nation. Sanctions rarely work but are a historic favorite of diplomats when nothing else, save military action, seems a likely choice. Recognizing that Europe and Japan account for half of Iran’s trade, the U.S. is scrambling to find a way that these two allies would cooperate in bringing Iran under trade sanctions similar to those the U.S. is already imposing. The U.S. already does not trade with Iran because it is on the list of terrorist sponsors.
Russia has wasted no time by moving to protect its already billion-dollar-plus investment in Iran’s nuclear program by selling Iran $700 million worth of surface to air missile systems. These 29 Tor M-1 anti-missile systems surely complicate any planned pre-emptive attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities and signal further where Russia stands in a conflict that the President of the United States and others are asking President Vladimir Putin to negotiate a compromise.
That nuclear missiles are not currently pointed at Israel from Iran or at the United States from some secret Iranian submarine is the only reason this situation has not been escalated to the level of an immediate international crisis. So far, the Iranians have out-negotiated and have deceived the world with the help of China and Russia. The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog has done an excellent job watching Iran move forward with a nuclear program. This is a crisis that has no good end because it signals the beginning of where prophecy and human events mix to form a deadly outcome. The Lord said in Joel 2:1, “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord comes, for it is nigh at hand.” Seek Christ. Prepare your heart.
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