February 13, 2007

An Israeli official says the IDF must be ready to stop Iran at any cost

The newly installed Deputy Minister of Defense in Israel, Ephraim Sneh, believes that sanctions against Iran are unlikely to work; therefore, Israel must be ready to stop Iran's drive for a Nuclear Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD).

The Deputy Defense Minister, a former Israeli Defense Force (IDF) brigadier-general described as untenable the scenario of Israel living under a dark cloud of fear from a leader, Iranian President Ahmadinejad, who is committed to Israel's destruction.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The dramatic statement by Israel's deputy defense minister that they must stop Iran at any cost is a scenario found in Bible prophecy for the End Times.

The radical rhetoric from Iran's President Ahmadinejad over the last two years has confirmed the Israeli assessment that Iran is today the major threat to the Jewish state. Iranian President Ahmadinejad's declaration that the Holocaust never happened and his proclamation to the Islamic world that they must rise up and remove Israel from this world and forget their name forever has incited the radical Islamic street to fulfill these pronouncements.

As world leaders grapple with how to deal with the potential for this Islamic republic to have a Nuclear WMD, Israel sits on the sideline in fear that a nuclear-powered Iran would follow through on its threats to destroy the Jewish state. This report and the statement by Deputy Defense Minister Sneh fits the scenario that is found in Bible prophecy for the Last Days. The ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel spoke of Iran as a major player in the Last Days who will attack the Jewish state, that's Ezekiel 38:5 where Persia is used as the biblical name for the modern-day state of Iran. The Psalmist in Psalm 83 reveals that Iran will be joined by Syria, Assur in Psalm 83:8, and Lebanon, Tyre in Psalm 83:7, to cut Israel off from being a nation, Psalm 83:4.

Israel's concerns about Iran's threat are well founded.