I immediately thought of the parable of the barren fig tree as I read your Jonah post. I believe both stories refer to Israel.
Luk 13:7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
Luk 13:8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung [it]:
Luk 13:9 And if it bear fruit, [well]: and if not, [then] after that thou shalt cut it down.
Since we agree that the fig tree is Israel this parable begins to make sense.I always had trouble pinpointing the start date for this parable.
“Three Days” represents the three year period from October 29, 2008 until now as you wrote. (2008, 2009, 2010). Lettimg it alone this year also would be the year 2011 by inclusive reconing. We are now in 2012 and it is time for Israel to be cut down for they produced no fruit for Jesus Christ. What do you think?