Is Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel about to get tough with Iran? As wars and rumors of war are becoming more prominent. coming out of the Middle East, Netanyahu made a telling and significant address in the opening of the winter Israeli Knesset. Quoted in part, the Prime Minister said:
If I had to summarize what will happen in our region, I would use two terms: instability and uncertainty. The collapse of Gaddafi's regime in Libya, the bloody incidents in Syria, the American forces leaving Iraq, the new government in Tunisia, the upcoming elections in Egypt and many other events - these are all expressions of the immense changes occurring around us. These changes can increase the instability within these countries, and the instability between countries. Regional powers who have control in the Middle East will try to ensure they have greater influence on the new regimes - influence that will not always support us or be of benefit to us, to say the least. One of these regional forces is Iran, which continues its efforts to obtain nuclear weapons. A nuclear Iran would pose a terrible threat on the Middle East and on the entire world. And of course, it poses a great, direct threat on us too.
To cope with the instability and the uncertainty we are faced with, we need two things: strength and responsibility. Strength in all areas: security, economy, society, everywhere; and responsibility in navigating the stormy sea in which we are sailing. We mujst continue to strengthen Israel in all areas of security so that we can respond to the new challenges and threats we are facing.
Our policy is guided by two main principles: the first is "if someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first", and the second is "if anyone harms us, his blood is on his own hands." For two thousand years our people could not realize these two basic principles of self defense. The Jewish people paid the most ultimate price in the history of the world due to this inability. This changed when the State of Israel was established, and the Israel Defense Force was founded. The governments of Israel acted on these principles: they fought those who threatened us and attacked those who harmed us. Read the rest here.And then there’s today’s headlines from world media sources that read:
Israel Considers Pre-emptive Strike On Iran.
And from Jerusalem, we have these headlines today:
Israel Test Fires Missile That Could Hit Iran
And from the Haaretz out of Israel, more signs that Israel is getting ready to clean house in the Middle East:
Israel Air Force Conducts Drills For Long Range Attacks
It sounds to me as if the Prime Minister of Israel is not only addressing the Israeli Knesset concerning a pre-emptive strike on Iran, but Netanyahu is presenting his case before the world and laying the ground work, based upon his statements before the Israeli Knesset, for Israel to go after Hamas in the south whose terrorists continuously fire rockets into Israel, and Iran to the East, who has constantly threatened to wipe Israel off the map, in a pre-emptive strike in self defense.
And we must take into consideration the very recent news concerning the Obama Administration withdrawing all American troops from Iraq by year’s end, only to be repositioned in the Persian Gulf.
And from YNetNews:
US Fears Uncoordinated Israeli Strike On Iran
These very recent headlines all seem to lead to the same conclusion: A major war in the Middle East is coming soon. Yes, we have heard this before, but the window of opportunity to take out Iran’s nuke machine is closing, and Israel has to act before it closes. And the world as we knew it then, even a year ago, is much different today and more dangerous than ever before because of radical Islamics in the Middle East.
This war, when it happens, will affect the entire world. Be ready and prepared and be praying for the Israelis, the American soldiers and troops in the Middle East and the people in the Middle East who will be caught up in this turmoil.
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