Iran, Iraq, Syria—The Tips
of the End Time Trident
Held By Russia, China
By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst
WASH—Jun 3—KIN—The connecting of recent reports about chemical weapons, missile tests and military alliances exposes Syria, Iran and Iraq as key points on an end-time trident held by Russia, supported by China and poised to strike Israel and the United States.
While verifiable evidence has not been found that proves Saddam Hussein had in his possession weapons of mass destruction, it is undeniable that the ingredients were present to assemble these weapons. They were located throughout Iraq and monitored from time to time by United Nations weapons inspectors. The U.N.’s Acting Chief Weapons Inspector Demetrius Perricos reports this week that satellite images indicate material that could be used to make biological or chemical weapons and banned long-range missiles has been removed from 109 sites in Iraq. Perricos has no clue as to where these materials are, but he knows they have gone missing.
Just days before the war began in 2003, Russian trucks were seen loading up and hauling materials from Iraq into Syria. What is being furiously loaded into the transport vehicles cannot be readily identified from the satellite imagery released to the public. Speculation remains, however, that it was weapons of mass destruction or materials to make them.
Saddam Hussein knew the U.S. was about to launch a major offensive. He had been at war with Iran for years and did not trust for obvious reasons the Iranians with his deadly stash. And Syria was the likely place to hide it. In fact, many of his top lieutenants and some family members were known to flee the American advance via Syria. Syria remains today a staging ground for foreign combatants entering Iraq against the U.S.
Coupled with the timely release of the U.N. revelation about missing WMD contraband, was another report by Israeli military sources confirming that Syria test-fired three scud missiles as part of an ongoing effort to build missiles that can carry chemical warheads. The tests were the first since 2001 and missile’s tested ranged from 185 to 435 miles. These stories could lead to speculation that there is more than coincidence between missing WMD materials in Iraq and the timing of Syrian tests of its alleged chemical weapons system and program.
Iran also plays a key role. While a sworn enemy of Saddam Hussein, Iran is friendly with Syria, the common link between Hussein and Iran. Iran and Syria signed a military cooperation agreement earlier this year and have been related by traditional Persian connections for over 1,200 years. And Syria and Iran are united against the U.S. presence in Iraq as well as sworn enemies of Israel, calling for the annihilation of the Jewish state.
In an address to foreign diplomats on Tuesday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S.-led Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) participants seized a shipment of nuclear materials and equipment destined for ballistic missile programs in Iran and other countries. She did not elaborate, but said that over the last few months the U. S. and 10 of its PSI partners cooperated in 11 successful interdiction efforts. Middle East News Line is reporting that Bush Administration officials said some of the shipments were sent by North Korea. But what was not said may be as important. If some o
f the shipments were from Korea, the other shipments had to come from countries with known ties to and previous weapons sales to Iran, which points to China and Russia, who were not named.
Russia is at the center of the Iran nuclear debate as the main supplier of nuclear materials and technology to the rogue state. China is also known as a supplier of missile technology to Iran.
CIA director Porter Goss told a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday that an annual CIA global intelligence assessment has for the first time since 9/11 characterized China's military buildup as a threat to the United States. Goss said, "Improved Chinese capabilities threaten U.S. forces in the region. Beijing's military modernization and military buildup could tilt the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait.” Security analysts estimate that China's true defense budget - as opposed to its declared military spending - has reached $80 billion, the third-highest in the world after the U.S. and Russia. Russia and other former Soviet states supply most of China's weapons.
We know that the prophecy in Ezekiel 38 and 39 addresses Russia (Gog), perhaps part of China (Magog), Iran and much of Iraq (Persia) and other nations of the world when it speaks of the Gog/Magog attack on Israel where the weapons will burn for seven years. Isaiah 17:1 says, “Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” And Revelation 16:12 speaks of the Euphrates drying up to prepare the way of the Kings of the East. That Syria, Iraq, Iran are being fortified against Israel by Russia and China is just one more step toward the fulfillment of these end time prophecies. These events are occurring at a rate faster than ever before in history. Is it enough to say that this is?
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