Too late to stop Iran?

In IRAN on August 23, 2010 at 19:52

Iranian technicians, work with foreign colleagues at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, just outside the southern port city of Bushehr, Iran. (AP Photo/ISNA,Mehdi Ghasemi)

Like it or not, Israel is the only Middle Eastern country that has both the resolve and the power to stop Iran from becoming a regional nuclear terrorist. Yet Arab leaders continue to see Jerusalem as an enemy rather than an ally. And Tehran proactively feeds and manipulates their hostility to keep Israel at bay.

Is there still time for Middle Eastern leaders to open their eyes and clear their heads?

Frustrated by Moscow’s delays in fulfilling its contract with Tehran for half a dozen S-300 missile systems, Iran built its own air defense system which it claims is even more sophisticated than the Russian version—with a range of more than 100 miles and the ability to intercept both low- and high-altitude ballistic missiles and aircraft.

Earlier this month, Tehran boasted that it is building 10 new uranium enrichment plants deep inside mountains.

Washington’s response was predictable and tepid. The escalation, said President Obama, is “not acceptable,” and he threatened “a significant regime of sanctions that will indicate to them how alone they are.”

But the administration fails to understand that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to be alone—at the top. Alone as the supreme nuclear power in the Middle East. Alone as caliph of more than a billion Muslims worldwide. To Ahmadinejad, alone is good. And sanctions are merely a nuisance. They failed to deter development of Iran’s nuclear program, its sophisticated air defense system or its shiny new Karar bomber drones, with a 620-mile range and the ability to launch up to four cruise missiles.

Ever since Shock & Awe, things have been looking up for the Iranian dictator.

Throughout and after the Iran/Iraq War, Tehran’s Shi’a regime repeatedly tried and failed to overthrow Saddam. Then, in 2003, seemingly ignorant of Islam’s bloody 1400-year Shi’a/Sunni conflict, Coalition forces stormed into Baghdad and saved the Iranians the trouble. Within a couple of years, they had replaced the ruling Sunni minority with the Shi’a majority, overlooking its strong and ancient ties to the Shi’a leadership in Iran.

In short, the U.S. naively handed Iraq to Iran on a platter. And the recent U.S. troop withdrawal removed yet another obstacle.

On a roll, Ahmadinejad tested public opinion waters last May with the blockade-busting “Freedom Fleet”—an insolent attempt to establish an Iranian port on the Mediterranean—and delighted to watch the international community blacken Israel’s eye.

Meanwhile, Hamas, Iran’s Sunni puppet, continues to stir up trouble in Gaza. Despite deep theological differences, Hamas is more than willing to accept all the rials and weapons Iran is willing to share. And Iran finds Hamas useful for coalition building among other Sunni.

All the while, Iran continues to sap American resources in Lebanon and Afghanistan and expand its influence throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

So why should Ahmadinejad curb his military buildup, given the world’s obvious lack of serious interest and America’s growing policy of accommodation and appeasement toward Islam?

And if Israel does not act, who will? But has Jerusalem waited too long? And can it rely any longer on support from the White House?

  1. What will it take for our government to wake up? Is it looking at the world through rose-colored glasses? I am truly ashamed of our government! Out times remind me of what Great Britain did before WWII with Nazi Germany. I know we are reluctant to go to war but appeasing a tyrant only emboldens him and makes the problem bigger. We’d better stop Iran soon or face dire consequences!

  2. Please pray that Jesus will forgive America, brothers and sisters, lest we face the wrath of God! For the sake of the church, please pray that God will heal our land!

  3. This sounds a lot like Joel Rosenberg’s propaganda. Always scared and not realizing it is God who raises up leaders and brings them down. He even brought up nations to punish his beloved Israel when they failed to worship Him properly. So I refuse to live in this fearful way. Yes, there are bad people out there, but safety is from the Lord and it’s righteous that exalts a nation. America is not righteous so why should we think God would save us? I rather like II Chron. 7:14’s approach much better.

    ” 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

  4. God does not want us to be scared and change will begin from within our own homes, but God also wants his people to be informed, aware and to speak against injustice and evil when we see it, especially when innocents are being harmed. Good examples would be Dietrich Bonhoeffer standing against Hitler during WWII as well as Corrie ten Boom who risked her life to save those who were being carried away to die.

    Proverbs 24 v10-12:

    10 If you falter in times of trouble,
    how small is your strength!
    11 Rescue those being led away to death;
    hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
    12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
    does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
    Does not he who guards your life know it?
    Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?

    In the same way today, God is still on his throne and in command of history but that doesn’t mean He wants us to just sit back and watch wicked things happen. In fact, these verses point to the fact that we are capable of sins of omission in this area. Knowing what is going on will put us in a position to help others if disaster should strike. And we need to stand/speak against what is “evil” in an attempt to stop it.

    Throughout the Scriptures, we see “God’s provision, our participation”

    I don’t characterize Joel Rosenberg’s interpretation as propaganda. Prophecy is a fascinating area of study and necessary for any follower of Jesus — in fact 1/3 of the Bible predicts future events. We are living in interesting times and Bible prophecy comes to bear on our modern world as well. Ultimately I don’t think most of those who put forth interpretation claim to *know* for sure; they are studying the Bible and making educated guesses — and I think that’s what God wants us to do. We trust him for future.

    Think how awesome it would have been if the OT Israelites would have been “up” on their Bible prophecy! Maybe many more of them would have recognized the Messiah when He actually did come.

  5. Joel Rosenberg’s blog in recent months has been about the bomb, the bomb, the bomb. As if God isn’t in control and unable to stop Iran. As if God’s plan for the End Times will only come into play if Joel’s plan works out (pre-emptive strike on Iran). It just gets a bit old to hear these pro-Zionist people act as if they or Israel have to control events in order for things to work out just so. As if God’s plan in in danger if Iran is not stopped. What if Iran is part of God’s plan? Mosab’s articles seem very similar as if Joel is telling him what to write. *shrug* Just my observations. Maybe I’m wrong.

    • And maybe, our Lord is using people like Joel and Mosab to get His people on their knees seeking and petitioning Him against the evil that is happening at this time in history? No, we don’t need to fear – He is our Strong Tower, but we definitely need to be aware and pray and move according to His Spirit. <

    • What if God’s plan is to STOP Iran? Then it wouldn’t matter if it were us or Israel intiated a pre-emptive strike. Things will work out “just so” for someone, whether it’s “us” or “them.” God’s plan will work out one way or the other.

  6. A nuclear Iran is a major threat to the Palestinian people (Mosab’s family) as well as the Israelis. Maybe this is why Mosab is concerned? But actually we all should be concerned. Most countries that go nuclear keep the weapons for defense or in case of attack. Iran is a “loose cannon” that will, in all likelihood, actually use them.

    I believe Rosenberg (and others) interpret Ezekiel to mean that an Iranian/Russian coalition will come against Israel in the end times and that no country will come to their aid. He will supernaturally protect them and in this way ALL people will know that He is the Lord. So, yes, God may providentially use a nuclear Iran as part of his end times plan, but are you saying that means we shouldn’t be praying for peace or encouraging people to take action to stop them?

    As God’s “chosen” people, the Israelites are the nation God uses — OT(prophets)/NT(Jesus Christ) — to “bless all peoples” (promise He made to Abraham). He loves all people equally (Palestinians, Muslims, Gentiles, Jews) and desires to save/bless all people, but he used the Jewish people to accomplish this. That is a valid scriptural interpretation. The Ezekiel prophecies foretell events that will come upon the Jewish people in “future years”. That’s the Bible – call it “pro-Zionist” if you want, I guess.

    As far as a nuclear Iran is concerned, it is my humble/personal opinion think that sadly, it is too late.

    • Elizabeth,

      It is never to late. If we are breathing, we still have time. God helps those who help themselves. God loves all his children, but he has told us, ” have no god before me”. Muslims only know Jesus as a prophet. This is what Muhammed told them. Their religion is over 1000 yrs. old as it’s teachings. The problem is, they’ve never updated any of the actions taken by those who came before. They don’t learn how to make man’s law current. God’s law is love one another. This has never changed. Much of the Koran, if one reads it, is written by a man for men. It’s not words from God to a prophet.

      Iran is power hungry. They want to dominate everyone, everywhere. Israel didn’t bomb the nuclear site prior to Russia fueling it. Ok. We don’t know what they have in mind. We are not privy to their plans. On Sept. 2, 10, the Prime Minister, Palestinian leader & others are coming to the U.S. for peace talks. Like that’s going anywhere. This may have been one reason Israel held back. I know that Palestine will refuse any peace offer unless Israel relinquishes territory they took during the last war. My point to the Prime Minister of Israel is that the U.S. took what didn’t belong to them from the Native American Indians, murdering many, & put them on reservations, plus have given little back; plus we took Texas from Mexico. It’s still here. So why should Israel return anything to Palestine?

      Iran gets help from Tehran & Lebanon with weapons being smuggled in. The IHH are the cause of the Gaza strip disaster. Not Israel. This group is right up there with Hamas. The ships going to the Gaza strip were warned not to port. Were instructed to port at an Israeli port for inspection prior to goods being delivered. All but one ship stayed back. The one that continued had IHH terrorists on board.

      I totally agree that something needs to be done to Iran & not the crap Obama thinks will do any good. Obama & his bought administration are puppets of George Soros. This hateful, vile person hates America & wants to see us destroyed. Read up on him. This billionaire helped finance Obama’s campaign & filters money into organizations that benefit his agenda. Our destruction.

      This November will be like the 4th of July if the votes are counted correctly. We need to get Obama out of our White House. He is not a natural born American Citizen. His father was Muslim, but also a citizen of Britain & Kenya was ruled by Britain in 1961 & after. When he was moved to Kenya, any ties as an American citizen were broken & then he had duel citizenship with Indonesia. Somehow we need our courts to start hearing the lawsuits concerning Obama.

      You say that God loves all his children & name a few. Do you believe that God loves those who have forsaken him?? Try Muslims. Nearly every single one of them. Mostly men. Women are kept in the dark about everything.

      I only recently found this site, but I believe Mosab. We only need to find a way to help. Stand up for our country & Israel & ask God for guidance. He’ll show us.

      • Jean,

        I agree with most of what you wrote from the political angle.

        But why did you say this?
        “You say that God loves all his children & name a few. Do you believe that God loves those who have forsaken him?? Try Muslims.”

        I did include Muslims in my statement above:
        “He loves all people equally (Palestinians, Muslims, Gentiles, Jews) and desires to save/bless all people.”

        Of course God loves them as much as he loves me or you. The Bible is also very clear that those who reject Jesus Christ, although they are loved by God, exist under his “wrath” because they still carry the guilt of their sin.

        Also, when I said it’s “too late” – I meant that I think it’s too late to stop Iran from going nuclear, not that it’s ever too late
        for anyone to come to Christ – one can do that in the last breath (thief on the cross).

        I hope and pray that Israel/US/International community will do something to stop Iran.

  7. As has been said, God is in control and we are not to be fearful, but we need to be aware of what is going on, always vigilant to pray against the enemy’s tactics. Whether it is too late or not, God is never caught by surprise and He, He alone can and will bring to an end the evils of Islam. God loves each and every Muslim man and woman and child, but NOT evil in the religion of Islam. Let us continue to faithfully pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for God to touch the lives of those in power in the Middle East, that they may taste and see that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is good, that Jesus Christ came to set them free of this bondage.

    • As much as any true Christian believes God is in control of our destiny, don’t forget he also says there is time for everything, even war. Some can sit on the fence and watch as the meek are continually trampled upon. But Israel learned from the hypocaust. They give evil in our world only so much leash. Then they give it they put it in it’s place. Honestly, I’m very surprised they haven’t acted already. But it’s coming. In God’s time. BUT IT IS COMING.

  8. I appreciate your honest and informative blog posts. Someone needs to say these things and it seems as if you are the only one with the courage to do so. I hope the US will get serious about the threat that Iran poses. I am disturbed by the Obama administrations lack of fortitude on this subject. Isreal has been with us when the rest of the world snubbed us and I feel Obama and the democrats are not standing by Isreal when they need us the most.

  9. עברנו את פרעה,נבוכדנצאר, טיטוס, חמנלצקי, היטלר,נאצר, סאדם…נעבור גם את זה.

  10. It is too late to stop Iran. Israel does not have the guts to make the move, and the current US administration has no interest in starting another war.

    • Iggy,

      I don’t know for sure if it’s too late to stop Iran or not, but Israel had legit reasons for not acting at that time. Russia fueled Iran’s nuke center on Aug. 21 & the peace meeting in the US at the White House was Sept.2 nd. I think Obama needs to but out of the peace treaty & let Israel & Palestine deal with it together. Not that it makes a difference, because Palestine will lie or sign a treaty, then send bombs into Israel as soon as they are close enough to do great damage.

      This all may be a mute point since Obama is seriously neglecting Pakistan & our fragile peace with them. They are on the verge of pushing the button with many missiles towards the west. Guess what will happen next.

      The U.S. will have no choice but to fight. We’ll soon see.

      God Bless America & Israel.

  11. I feel our President is well aware of what is going on. He is not a dumb man but it think he wants to destroy all Christianity and why not use Muslims to do it. God help us all.

  12. Hello Elizabeth T.,

    I agree with your comment. Much of what Mosab has written in his articles rings so true about everything. Including the NY mosque. I believe God loves us all. How he chooses to deal with those
    who betray or denounce him is in his hands.. Not for me to judge. I pray not one soul is ever taken by satan. I have recently asked a friend to loan me his Bible of the New Testament written in English I can understand so that I can understand my religion better. I hope many follow that example for their religions as well.

    God Bless & Keep you safe
    God Bless America

  13. My intent above was not to stand in judgment, but in my opinion, it would be the height of hypocrisy and hatred to know spiritual Truth that can set people free – both in this life and for eternity – and just keep it to yourself.

    I, too, am praying for loved ones and friends.

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