Articles of the Day 1/30/14: No Mercy Will Be Given
The following is a summary of statements by Iranian officials in the past week:
Supreme Leader Khamenei: America Lacks The Capability To Act Against Iran
IRGC Commander Ja’fari: Thousands Of Revolutionaries Worldwide Will Act If Kerry Implements This Military Option
Iranian Army Chief Of Staff Firouzabadi: The American Military Option Against Iran Is A Joke
Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan: Iran Will Cause Any Belligerent Enemy To Regret His Actions
Khamenei Advisor Velayati: The Military Option Is A Bluff
IRGC Official Javani: The U.S.’s Reiteration Of Its Threats Annuls Their Validity; Iran Can Target All American Interests In The Region
IRGC Senior Official: if Attacked, Iran Will Hit U.S., Israeli Targets
Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani: Iran Will Chop Off America’s Hand Before It Can Do Any Harm
Majlis Member: The U.S.’s Military Bases In The Region Will Become The Slaughterhouse Of Its Troops
Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi: Kerry’s Insolent Rhetoric
I think everyone knows the Americans, especially Obama, lack the will to really do anything to Iran. But all these statements from different sources in Iran almost project a high level of nervousness to me. Has the chummy relationship between the two has already gone sour? Perhaps the Americans have finally realized they have been played. I think Israel has become distracted by the peace talks with the Palestinians and waited too long to do anything about Iran as well. The Middle East is already a different place folks. We could see a Sunni-Shiite nuclear exchange in a few years. Arab states are getting nukes now that Iran has them. The Sunni-Shiite war is just getting started. It is possible, Israel’s enemies could end up destroying each other. Could that be how Israel so easily conquers territory in Psalm 83?
“The unusually explicit threat by air force chief Major-General Amir Eshel appeared to be part of an effort by Israeli officials to prepare world opinion for high civilian casualties in any new confrontation with Hezbollah in Lebanon.”
The Israelis are making no bones about it. They are going to hit Hezbollah hard when the time comes. Hezbollah will accept the blow and hope world opinion turns against the Israelis. It could work but it is also risky. Obama has spent away any influence he might have had with Netanyahu. EU keeps threatening boycotts if Israel doesn’t sign a bad peace deal. At this point, Israel may just figure they might just go all the way wipe out Hezbollah because they are going to be condemned anyway. They might as well make the cost worth it.
“Soldiers at the site said the man, a resident of the Galilee Arab town of Majd al-Krum, shouted, “Allahu Akbar! I came to carry out an attack!” as he rushed toward their position, according to Army Radio. IDF forces reportedly called for the man to stop and opened fire when he refused to do so.
The man was lightly injured.
During his interrogation after the incident, the man confirmed he planned on carrying out an attack, but it is still unclear if he was armed.”
I suppose sooner or later the Palestinians are going to target the batteries. The trick is to find them. They are mobile and do not stay in one place very long. Any attack on them has to be hasty and improvised as this attack appeared to be. Something obviously went wrong but clearly security needs to be reinforced at these batteries. The loss of one battery can be devastating to the Israelis.
“Steinitz: Abbas is world’s number one anti-Semitic leader “One has to call a spade a spade. The level of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement has reached new heights,” he said. The incitement is present in Palestinian schoolbooks, on state-sponsored television and on websites, including Abbas’s official site, he added.”
It has gotten so bad the only thing that might make the Palestinians question this path is a resounding military defeat. Something so bad they have no hope left Israel can be defeated. As it stands now, the Palestinians think they have the momentum and destruction of Israel will soon happen in their lifetime. The Israelis have fed this delusion by giving up land, freeing terrorists, and negotiating under threat of boycott. The Israelis need their will back. God will give it to them and they will stand up to the world and create a new reality in the Middle East. It looks like Iran and the Palestinians have Israel’s back against the wall but God has a way of frustrating the plans of man. He will do so again because His plan is greater and for the greater good. Keep looking up everyone, when he judges, the people that curse Israel will want mercy but no mercy will be given.