HOPE THAT PURIFIETH MINISTRIES
|Driven by religious belief|
By Gene Creech
The sounds of wars and rumors of wars hang like a cloud over the Middle
East. Almost everyday, new threats and charges are in
Iran in particular has gotten a lot of the worldís attention. The
Iranian government led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is
building up its military, and purchasing billions of dollars worth of
war machines from Russia. Plans to erase Israel
Homeland Security was recently advised that Iran could be planning to attack the U. S. by launching a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) missile from a merchant ship. A nuclear missile exploded 400 miles above the ground surface in a strategic spot could knock out the electricity in most of, if not all of the United States. Only specially shielded devices would survive. Without electricity, the United States would be devastated.
Possibly considered the biggest threat from Iran is that Iran is in the process of developing the capability to produce a nuclear bomb. Some say Iran will have this ability within one year if they are not stopped. Israel is being forced to consider this option.
Iranís support of Hamas and Hezbollah puts Israel in greater risk of being attacked. An alliance between Iran and Sudan has added an army of 120,000 soldiers to Iranís threat. Syria already has a pact with Iran for mutual assistance if either falls under attack.
Recently Israel conducted,
what could have been, a practice run of an operation to bomb the
facility in Iran that could produce the nuclear bomb. Twenty-
Israel needs the support from the United States. The recent election in the U. S. may impact our support for Israel greatly. The possibility exists that Israel will bomb Iran in the very near future. If Israel does attack Iran, the world could feel the impact, especially in the United States. Sleeper cells are said to be in this country and in other countries awaiting instructions to move. Their ability to disrupt and destroy is not fully known. There could be wide spread devastation in areas throughout the world. Iran has moved missile launching pads to their border with Iraq. Our military stations there could come under heavy missile attack fired from Iran, as well as ground attack. Iran also has missiles within striking distance of a nuclear facility in Israel.
If attacked, Iran could have an alarming effect on the economy of the rest of the world. It could exercise control of the Persian Gulf. Iran is one of the worldís largest oil producers, and over fifty percent of the oil marketed to the world passes through the Persian Gulf. Disruption of the worlds oil supply would have unimaginable affects on the global economy. It would appear that no country would escape at least a portion of the threat that Iran poses to the world.
What would make Iran want to carry out such a destructive plan that
would be so devastating to the world? We must look to the Bible to
find the answer to that question.