WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS
Iranian turned US spy: Tehran will attack Israel
YnetNews.com reports: “A former fighter in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) turned US spy offered a rare glance into one of the most complex countries in the Middle East.
During a conference held at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Reza Kahlili (pseudonym) estimated that Iran will eventually attack Israel, Europe and the Persian Gulf states. He called for a preemptive strike on the regime in Tehran, but not on the Iranian people or the country’s infrastructure.
Kahlili accused the Obama Administration of being naïve. According to him, the American overtures are viewed by the Iranian regime as a sign of weakness, while the Iranian people consider the efforts to engage the regime an act of betrayal against their struggle for freedom.
This is a messianic regime. There should be no doubt – they are going to commit the most horrendous suicide bombing in human history. They will attack Israel, European capitals, and (the) Persian Gulf region at the same time, said Kahlili in one of his first public appearances to promote his new book A Time To Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran.
Kahlili said he joined the Revolutionary Guard following the Islamic revolution of 1979, but volunteered to work for the CIA when he became disillusioned with the Khomeini regime after witnessing acts of rape, torture and murder…” (This devastating information is predicted to occur in Matthew 24: 6, 7; Mark 13: 7, 8; and specifically in Revelation 9: 14 – 18 and Revelation 16:16.)
G-8 ‘fully believes’ Israel will attack Iran, says Italy PM
Haaretz reports: “World leaders believe absolutely that Israel may decide to take military action against Iran to prevent the latter from acquiring nuclear weapons, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said.
Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power [so] the members of the G-8 are worried and believe absolutely that Israel will probably react preemptively, Berlusconi told reporters following talks with other Group of Eight leaders north of Toronto.
The leaders of the G-8, which comprises Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Canada and the United States, devoted much of their two-day session to discussion of the contentious nuclear programs unfolding in North Korea and Iran.
The leaders issued a statement calling on Iran to respect the rule of law and to hold a transparent dialogue over its nuclear ambitions.
In their communiqué, the leaders of the world’s richest countries said they respected Iran’s right to a civilian nuclear program, but noted that such a right must be accompanied by commitment to international law…” (Israel is the only salvation for millions in European capitals and the Persian Gulf Region according to the preceding report. While Iran prepares to obliterate Israel according to Psalm 83:4, Yahweh God will come to Israels defense – Ezekiel 39:6 and Iran will pay a horrendous price for her wicked ways – Zechariah 14:4, 12.)
Sending Hezbollah a message: Israel is ready
The Jerusalem Post reports: “Four years ago, on the eve of the Second Lebanon War, the IDF had just a few hundred designated Hezbollah targets throughout Lebanon. About 90 of them were long-range missiles that had been stored in the homes of top Hezbollah operatives and these were destroyed by the air force within 36 minutes on the first night of the war.
While by the end of the war, the air force had bombed close to 8,000 targets, the fact that it knew about only a few hundred before the war partially led to the failure to stop the rocket fire and fatally hurt the guerrilla group.
…IDF officers revealed that the air force today has thousands of designated targets it can bomb if war were to break out.
Some of them, like those that appear on the maps of the southern Lebanese village of el-Khiam that were declassified, are of arms caches, command-and-control centers and rocket launchers; others are likely long-range rockets, like the highly accurate M600 or Scuds, which Syria recently transferred to Lebanon.
In the four years that have passed since the Second Lebanon War, both the IDF and Hezbollah have been busy studying their mistakes and implementing the necessary lessons. The IDF, for example, significantly increased training regimens, developed and procured active-protection systems for tanks and armored personnel carriers and is investing in building new urban warfare training centers due to an understanding that the next conflict would be fought in the narrow streets of southern Lebanese villages.
Hezbollah, senior officers said, mostly consists of a lot more of the same encountered in 2006, except today its command posts, rocket launchers and guerrilla forces are deployed inside villages and not in the notorious nature reserves it had created in the forests of southern Lebanon before 2006…” (A message to Iran and its sponsored thugs – Hamas and Hezbollah. Yahweh, the God of Judaism and Christianity warns: “I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name“- Isaiah 56:5. See also the next three reports.)
Report: Hezbollah on high alert over concern Israel ‘preparing something for us’
Haaretz reports: “Hezbollah warned that Israel was preparing something in Lebanon and that the organization has been on high alert since Israel released aerial images to highlight the militant group’s activities close to the Israeli border earlier, the London-based Arabic language daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.
…Israel offered evidence of what it says is a growing threat from Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.
In a briefing to journalists, Israel Defense Forces Colonel Ronen Marley revealed previously classified photographs to show what he said was a unit of 90 Hezbollah militants operating in the village of Al-Hiyam, where they were storing weapons close to hospitals and schools.
The Hezbollah official told Asharq al-Awsat that they were concerned that Israel was preparing something for us and added that they would act with restraint.
We want to avoid heated political debates because we want the summer season to be perfect for the Lebanese despite Israeli attempts to execute what it failed to achieve in 2006, Asharq al-Awsat quoted the Hezbollah official…”
Hamas official: Palestinians should fire at Israel from West Bank
Haaretz reports: “Palestinians should initiate rocket attacks on Israel from the West Bank, Israel Radio quoted Hamas strongman Mahmoud Zahar as saying in an interview that such a move was necessary.
Asked whether rocket fire against Israel should be limited to launches originating in Gaza, Zahar told the East Jerusalem newspaper Al Quds that the fact that such launches should happen in the West Bank as well [as Gaza] is inevitable.
Zahar criticized the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority for fighting the resistance, saying that it was not Hamas that took over Gaza, but in fact President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement that had seized the power in the West Bank, aided by the Israeli occupation.
Abbas, according to Zahar, got one big zero out of the international community, adding that Arab states had severed ties with Hamas in order to avoid conflict with the United States and to save their heads.
The Hamas leader also stressed that Hamas would never change its policy, even if it won the next elections, saying that the solution lies in resistance.…”
Hezbollah: If Israel attacks, it will be defeated
YnetNews.com reports: “Hezbollahs deputy secretary-general, Sheikh Naim Qassem, said that his organization would crush any attempt by Israel to launch an attack on the Shiite group and warned the Jewish state against an embarrassing defeat.
In an interview to a Syrian television station, Qassem said of the 2006 Second Lebanon War: If the result of the July war was an Israeli defeat, it will suffer an even greater blow in its next offensive.
Hassan Nasrallah’s deputy called on the United Nations Security Council to discuss what he referred to as Israel’s violations against Lebanon in regards to Resolution 1701, which ended the Second Lebanon War…”
Top U.A.E. diplomat endorses striking Iran nuclear sites
Haaretz reports: “The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba, said that the benefits of bombing Iran’s nuclear sites eclipse the short-term costs such an attack would entail, the Washington Times reported.
It’s a cost-benefit analysis, Al-Otaiba opined during an interview with The Atlantic correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg at the Aspen Ideas Festival. There will be consequences, there will be a backlash and there will be problems with people protesting and rioting and very unhappy that there is an outside force attacking a Muslim country; that is going to happen no matter what.
We cannot live with a nuclear Iran, he concluded…” (Irans president promoting a Shia messiah, Mahdi, will stop at nothing including the annihilation of Jews as well as compromising Sunni Muslims. Our God warns: “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” I John 3:15 and “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” – I John 4:8.)
CIA chief warns Iran could have nukes ready by 2012
SpaceDaily.com reports: “Iran has enough low-enriched uranium to make two weapons, which it could have prepared and ready for delivery as early as 2012, CIA director Leon Panetta warned.
We think they have enough low-enriched uranium for two weapons, Panetta told the ABC network’s This Week program.
Tehran would need a year to enrich it fully to produce a bomb and it would take another year to develop the kind of weapon delivery system in order to make that viable, he said.
Iran is under mounting international pressure over its suspect nuclear program, which the West fears masks a covert weapons drive.
The Islamic republic vehemently denies the charge, but has been flexing its military muscle mainly in the strategic Gulf region by staging regular war games and showcasing an array of Iran-manufactured missiles…” (The History Channel has predicted a global war for 2012. Could Iran have an enormous part in such a war? See Daniel 11:40; Isaiah 17:1; Ezekiel 38: 5-7; and Psalm 83:5-7.)