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Monday, August 26, 2013

Dangerous Times in the Middle East

As the UN investigates the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the US, Britain and France are moving military assets into position for a possible strike against Syria. According to Joel Rosenberg, Syria and Iran have vowed to strike Israel if attacked by western military, while Russia is warning the west not to intervene because there is no proof of chemical weapons use.

Joel Rosenberg is one of the world’s leading experts on the middle east and prophecy in scripture concerning the middle east. He has written several books of fiction based on what he sees as prophesied in scripture. Some of his scenarios have already come true.


What happens if the UN inspectors find proof of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime? Will the west attack Syria? Will Syria and Iran then attack Israel? According to Rosenberg, Israel is ready for such an attack and, in fact, is hoping for the US to do something.

Remember President Obama’s promise that use of chemical weapons would be crossing a red line? Israeli PM Netanyahu is anxious to see whether he will keep his word thereby sending a message to Iran about their nuclear weapons ambitions. Something has to be done in the next several months to neutralize Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Rosenberg suggests that a strike would punish the Assad regime but not be a fatal blow, perhaps air or missile strikes against military targets.

Meanwhile France’s Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) reported that 3600 people were treated in hospitals in which it operates in Damascus for neurotoxic symptoms, about 10% of them died.

How long can it be before even Russia has to admit the use of chemical weapons? What will Obama do when it happens?

Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of the Republican Guards’ elite Basij force in Iran suggests that the US would never get involved in a war in the Middle East right now because they can’t afford it and they don’t have the morale (read will).

In 2008, I first wrote about the potential of an Islamic-Russian war against Israel in which the US fails to come to their rescue. I suggested that the US would either not be able to financially afford to join a war, or there would be no will to do so. Now I have a top Iranian military leader agreeing with me.

And what of Russia? If Iran attempts to attack Israel, Israel will respond by attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities. They have many facilities that will need to be rendered inoperable, so the attack(s) will be fierce and messy. Russia has an agreement with Iran to come to their rescue if Iran is attacked. Will Russia honor its agreement with Iran while the US abandons its agreement with Israel?

Search this blog for "Russian-Islamic War" for several other posts on this subject.

This is a dangerous times we live in.