Posted by: cindybythesea | August 23, 2010

fox in the hen house

 I don’t know about you, but, I’m sleeping better knowing that Russia is over seeing Iran’s nuclear program.  Yes, Russia has pledged to prevent spent nuclear fuel from being shifted in to a weapons program.  And, if you believe that, as they say, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you!

As Iran celebrated, the world looked on – suddenly, in a day, the dynamics in the middle East had shifted.  In a statement, undoubtedly foreshadowing the future, Iran’s nuclear chief had this to say, “I thank the Russian government and nation, which cooperated with the great Iranian nation and registered their name in Islamic Iran’s golden future … today is a historic day and will be remembered in history”.

That’s a statement I would agree with –“it will be remembered in history”.

Why, you might ask, would Russia want to take on the responsibility of overseeing Iran’s nuclear program?  From an article in the Jerusalem Post, titled, Iran’s Bushehr Success, I think, the motivation is clear –

“In addition to its clear economic incentives, Russia has geopolitical motivations,- seeking to increase its influence in the middle east vis vis the US.  At the beginning of this month, Russia’s Navy Chief Adm. Vladimir Vysotsky announced that his country’s naval supply and maintenance site near Syria’s Mediterranean port of Tartus would be modernized to accommodate heavy warships after 2012.  This is the same Syria that enjoys close ties with Iran and supports anti-American forces in Iraq”.

This is a train wreck waiting to happen and every one knows it.  Can Russia be trusted to over see this program?  Well, I think we all know the answer to that – (Ezekiel 38, 39).

As John McTernan points out on his web page of August 21, the location of the Bushehr Nuclear plant is the same as the ancient site of biblical Elam. The site of the future fulfillment of Jeremiah 49:34,35, where God promises to break the bow of Elam.

Interestingly, Elam was a grandson of Noah, the first son of Shem, whose descendants settled the southern part of Persia known today as Iran.  It is also the location of Susa in which the story of Esther takes place.  As Iran pursues the development of a nuclear weapons for use against Israel, it would be well for them to remember what happened to their predecessor Haman who set forth on a similar mission for annihilating the Jews;  Haman, as we all know, was hanged along with his ten sons on the very gallows he had prepared for hanging Queen Esther’s Uncle; the Jew, Mordecai.

In today’s Jerusalem Post, Iran’s boastful leader, Ahmadinejad was quoted as taunting Israel saying, they were too weak to face up to Iran militarily” and that “Israel doesn’t have the courage to do it.”  I guess the unveiling of Iran’s new long-range bomber aircraft, dubbed “the ambassador of death,” gave him the courage to make such rash and grandiose statements.  He should have checked with the God of Israel first.

 When this day is remembered in history, (and it will be) – it will be recognized that the fate Ahmadinejad believes he has assigned to the Jews, has become his own.

And, while I may not sleep any better knowing Russia is over seeing Israel’s nuclear program, I am sleeping just fine knowing this:

“Behold, he who keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep, the Lord is thy shade upon the right hand, the sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night, the Lord shall preserve thee from all evil, he shall preserve thy soul, the Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in,  from this time forth, now and for ever more”.  Psalm 121:4

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee”  Psalm 122:6   Waiting and watching with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Blessings Cindy, I thought you might be interested in this point…

    The Bam Earthquake and the Bushehr Reactor.

    http://archive.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=37292&d=31&m=12&y=2003

    The Bam earthquake also focuses attention on the nuclear power plant that Iran is building on the Bushehr Peninsula. The area where the plant is being built is located on the same geological fault line that has destroyed Bam. Each year thousands of tremors of various degrees of intensity are recorded on that fault line. Bushehr itself has been destroyed by earthquake on three occasions in recent times (1877, 1911 and 1962). It is not hard to imagine what an earthquake that destroys a nuclear power plant could do to the entire Persian Gulf area.

    The Germans who designed the Bushehr plant and the Russians who are building it assure everyone that it could withstand tremors of up to 7.2 on the Richter scale. That is almost one degree higher than the tremor that destroyed Bam. Also, the historical date available shows that the region has not known tremors of more than 7 on the Richter scale. But there is no guarantee that a higher intensity tremor will not strike in the future.

    The Persian Gulf, through which passes almost half of the world’s imported crude oil, is a shallow body of water that consists entirely of the continental shelf. (On average it does not go deeper than 90 meters). The destruction of a nuclear plant by earthquake in so shallow and narrow a waterway could create a disaster many times larger than that of Chernobyl. It would affect eight littoral countries directly while dealing a severe blow to world trade by halting oil exports for months if not years.

    The Bushehr plant may have made some sinister sense under Iran’s program to develop nuclear weapons. Last month, however, Tehran announced that it had suspended its nuclear weapons program and would open the country to meaningful inspection of all its nuclear sites in the future.

    If the Tehran leadership is sincere it must also review the necessity of building the plant at Bushehr.

    All the economic and political arguments are against the completion of the plant. The Bam earthquake has added a scientific argument: Iran should do nothing that could produce the world’s biggest nuclear disaster if and when earthquake strikes Bushehr again.

    Unfortunately Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must have received his mail order degree from professor Wile E. Coyote http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wile_E._Coyote_and_Road_Runner . Have a nice day! A-mad-jihad.

    • Beep-beep! One of my favorite cartoons, Road Runner! Wow, fascinating information Michael, thanks for sharing. All I can say, is keep your eyes on this story folks, this one is not over yet, not by a long shot! Cindy

  2. I found it interesting that the fueling of the reactor — a fork-in-the-road event which, one would think, SHOULD have garnered loud and persistent, even unprecedented diplomatic protests and other moves by Israel and the U.S. — was greeted instead with relative silence / restraint.

    What that suggests to me is that Israel and the U.S. are in deeper collaboration than is apparent (something which does not, by any means, preclude President ‘O’ from stabbing them in the back later and using Iran to do it) and that they are planning something military against Iran; exact nature and timetable still TBD.

    My personal pet theory is that ‘O’ will do much to make it seem he is helping Israel, knowing full well that kicking the beehive of Iran will seal their Time-of-Jacob’s Trouble destruction (a set of events which, quite sadly, is plain in scripture as a precursor to their eyes being opened)

  3. Everyone has been thinking that the “hook in the jaw” would be monetary, but I wonder if it is their agreement to be an “umbrella” of protection over Iran, just as the USA has agreed with Israel.

  4. Talk about symbolism!

    “Putin shoots gray whale with crossbow!”
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100825/ap_on_re_eu/eu_russia_putin_whales


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