America's self inflicted wake of destruction
In April 2006 meetings with the Israel Foreign Ministry, I was told that Israel, while patient, would not wait indefinitely to act against Iran's nuclear program. Israeli officials at that time were concerned that UN efforts to stop a nuclear weapon program in Iran were fruitless and that eventually it may come to unilateral action. Certainly, Israel was hopeful that the US would support the effort if it came down to that. In 2006, everybody knew except the UN that Iran was developing a nuclear weapon with the help of the Russians. The US-Israeli relationship was far stronger in 2006 than it is today. Now, it is reported that the man who occupies the Oval Office is concerned that Israel will launch an attack on Iran.
A news report from Ynet says that a US State Department official has expressed concerns that an upcoming UN report on Iran's military nuclear progress will "trigger Israeli actions against the Islamic Republic which may not necessarily be in line with US interests in the region." According to the article, the US is pressuring Russia and China to condemn Iran with harsher sanctions. But both countries have been part and parcel to helping Iran build its nuclear program and the missile systems to deliver a nuclear bomb. With the exiting of US troops from Iraq and a subsequent announcement that the US is seeking a strong military presence in Kuwait, the Middle East is a quagmire for foreign policy strategists.
Complicating the matter is that the US Administration has destabilized Egypt, Tunisia and Libya with so-called democracy that is resulting in the establishment of Sharia Islamic states. This makes the region more hostile to Israel, and at the same time, emboldens Iran as a sponsor of violence and terrorism. The alignment of the US with the Muslim Brotherhood, whose goal is a global Caliphate under Sharia, has added a tremendous, game changing element to an already unstable and tenuous situation. When a State Department official says that Israeli actions may not be in line with US interests in the region, one has to ask just what is that US interest. It appears to be in support of Islam throughout the region.
These are indeed perilous times as the godless are in the seat of control. Jeremiah 8:9-11 says, "The wise men are shamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them? Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one deals falsely. For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, Peace; when there is no peace." These vain evildoers publicly chase after peace, when in reality they are void of God and thus destruction follows them.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!