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Will the US Attack Iran?
How Long Can This Go On?

Will the US attack Iran soon or will this situation just drag on for years? Last month I drew your attention to a study I posted on Daniel chapter 8 in which I related the imminence of war in the Middle East to Bible prophecy. (Yes, the Bible does talk about this very war that will soon happen and tells the outcome as well.) And I keep posting stories in these newsletters that seem to indicate that the US and/or Israel will attack Iran soon. Yet things keep going month after month. Why is it always delayed?

Take note that I am not anxious to see a war anywhere and I am sure you aren't either. I am, however, looking for fulfillment of Bible prophecy. There seems to be a window of time, perhaps getting narrower, for this to happen. Israel being minutes and, from some directions, seconds away (as the missile flies) from its neighbours is increasingly nervous.

If this scenario is connected to Bible prophecy, I believe there may be another factor that bears on the timing. That factor is the 144,000 servants of God (read Revelation chapter 7) who are to be sealed before the winds of strife are let loose. Perhaps I will post an article on that very interesting topic someday soon.

Meanwhile, the question of will the US attack Iran or will Israel do it first is one for which we keep awaiting the answer.

Note again that I am simply sharing items of interest from the news. That does not imply that I agree with everything presented.

Prophecy News - 2010 AUGUST
Will the US Attack Iran?

Intel Experts Warn Obama Israel May Bomb Iran This Month
By: Paul Joseph Watson / / August 4, 2010

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"Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of former intelligence and military officials, warns President Obama in a memo that Israel is preparing to attack Iran this month...

"'We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely lead to a wider war,' states the VIPS memo, which is addressed to the President."

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John Bolton: Russia's Loading of Nuke Fuel Into Iran Plant Means Aug. 21 Deadline for Israeli Attack
By: David A. Patten / / August 13, 2010

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"News that Russia will load nuclear fuel rods into an Iranian reactor has touched off a countdown to a point of no return, a deadline by which Israel would have to launch an attack on Iran's Bushehr reactor before it becomes effectively 'immune' to any assault, says former Bush administration U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton.

"Once the fuel rods are loaded, Bolton told Fox News on Friday afternoon, 'it makes it essentially immune from attack by Israel. Because once the rods are in the reactor an attack on the reactor risks spreading radiation in the air, and perhaps into the water of the Persian Gulf.'"

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Comment: See what I mean about how the delay continues? The two stories above suggested an attack in August. As I write this, August is a few hours from ending.

Israeli Official Declares: 'We're Preparing for War'
Warns if world doesn't stop Iran, Jewish nation may be forced to act
By: Danny Danon / World Net / August 22, 2010

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"While Israel is hoping for a peaceful resolution to Iran's nuclear ambitions, the Jewish state is also preparing for 'a time of war,' declared a Knesset member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud party.

"'We are prepared for all risks,' said Likud Knesset Member Danny Danon. And I think our enemies should know that even though we are speaking of peace, we are getting ready for a time of war, as well.'

"What we see today is that the Russians, the Americans, the Europeans all say they are worried about Iran becoming nuclear, but in fact Iran is working full ahead, and it's only a matter of months or a year before they will be reaching the point of no return,' he said."

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Iran Warns 'We Have Dug Mass Graves for Your Soldiers' in Response to U.S. Attack Threat
By: MailForeignService / / August 10, 2010

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"Iran has dug mass graves in which to bury U.S. troops in case of any American attack on the country, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard said today.

"He added that a military strike would spark an 'extensive war' in the region.

"The announcement appears to be a show of bravado after the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, said last week that the U.S. military had a contingency plan to attack Iran -- although he admitted a military strike was probably a bad idea."

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Bombers, Missiles Could End Iran Nukes
Pentagon has plan for attack
By: Rowan Scarborough / The Washington / August 2, 2010

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"A Pentagon strike against Iran would rely heavily on the B-2 bomber and cruise missiles to try to destroy the regime's ability to make nuclear weapons, analysts say, after the top U.S. military officer said a war plan is in place.

"The missiles, fired from surface ships, submarines and B-52 bombers, would take out air defenses and nuclear-related facilities.

"The B-2s would drop tons of bombs, including ground penetrators, onto fortified and buried sites where Tehran is suspected of enriching uranium to fuel the weapons and working on warheads.

"'It will be primarily an air attack with covert work to start a "velvet" revolution so the Iranian people can take back their country,' said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, a former fighter pilot."

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Ray's comment: "primarily an air attack." Remember that verse describing the attack by the he-goat on the ram? - "And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes." (Dan 8:5) Click here for that study.

When Will Financial Armageddon Begin?
By: Greg Hunter / / August 9, 2010

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"'. . . the timing of the looming U.S. financial Armageddon is coming into better focus, with increasingly high risk of it breaking within the next six months to a year.'

"When asked how the Fed was going to stop the slide in the economy on CNBC, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said, "Quantitative Easing is our best bet." For us regular folks, QE means printing money out of thin air."

"The unfolding renewed decline in economic activity now is likely to be one of the proximal triggers for an even greater systemic solvency crisis, one that will pummel the U.S. dollar, threaten the solvency of the U.S. government and set the stage for a hyperinflation in the United States."

Ray's comment: I learned something very interesting the other day related to the U.S. Federal Reserve They have a 99-year mandate which began by an act of congress in 1913 and is due to end on Dec. 21, 2012 which just happens to be the day the well-known Mayan calendar "ends" and a day when some predict major events will happen - as major as the end of the world. Here is my page about the Mayan calendar which explains how the world could not end that soon.

ANALYSIS -- Grain Price Rise May Fuel Mideast, Europe Unrest
By: Peter Apps / Reuters Alert / August 11, 2010

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LONDON, Aug. 11 (Reuters) -- Rising grain prices from Russia's drought and fires will pressure populations already hit by the financial crisis and could stoke unrest -- particularly in the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe.

"Wheat prices have risen by nearly 70 percent since June after Russia suffered its worst drought in 130 years and are at their highest since 2008, when the last major food price rally sparked protests and riots in a string of emerging nations.

"Analysts warn that if prices stay high then the threat of street violence will increase -- at least up to a point.

"'We could see some street riots but I wouldn't expect any governments to fall,' said Jonathan Wood, global issues analyst for consultancy Control Risks."

Comment: shades of big brother in these next two stories.

Iris Scanners Create the Most Secure City in the World
By: Austin Carr / Fast / August 18, 2010

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"We've all seen and obsessively referenced Minority Report, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's dystopian future, where the public is tracked everywhere they go, from shopping malls to work to mass transit to the privacy of their own homes. The technology is here.

"In a partnership with Leon -- one of the largest cities in Mexico, with a population of more than a million -- GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners.

"'In the future, whether it's entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris.' 'Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years,' he says."

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The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS
By: Adam Cohen / / August 25, 2010


"Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go.

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants -- with no need for a search warrant.

"It is a dangerous decision . . .

"The court went on to make a second terrible decision about privacy: that once a GPS device has been planted, the government is free to use it to track people without getting a warrant."

Comment: This might be useful

Staying in Touch When You're Off the Grid
By: Editor / / March 8, 2010

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"When it comes to preparing for disasters, whether a short-term situation such as a weather related event, or long-term such as an economic collapse, communications is a vital part of survival preparedness. One should carefully consider how they will communicate with family, neighbors, allies, etc. as well as how they will receive information about the situation.

"When selecting . . . "

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