AS the Obama administration intensifies its diplomatic moves in the Mid dle East, Tehran’s possible misreading of its signals may doom its hopes of “positive engagement” with the Islamic Republic.

A’jad: Believes US already conceded.

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Moving Towards Ezekiel 38-39

“Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:”
—Ezekiel 38:5

Editors note about the word PersiaMany Bible teachers believe Persia is the area of present day Iran.

As Tehran sees it, the administration has already accepted a nuclear-armed Iran as a fait accompli and is only trying to secure some concessions from the Khomeinist regime.

According to the newspaper Kayhan, which reflects the views of the leadership in Tehran, the United States is “in a state of strategic desperation” in the Middle East and has no stomach for a serious confrontation with Iran.

“America’s strategic needs in the region are so intense that the Obama administration is prepared to accept the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran,” the paper said in an editorial Sunday. It claimed that the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has already informed allies in the region of that “acceptance.”

The paper said: “In her speech last week, Clinton accepted the assumption of a nuclear-armed Iran. She only tried to show that the threat posed by a nuclear-armed Iran has been exaggerated and that the classical doctrine of deterrence through Mutually Assured Destruction could work with Iran as it did with other nuclear powers.”

In this theory, President Obama is trying to establish a linkage, whereby Israel would accept a nuclear-armed Iran while Iran would withdraw its opposition to a two-state solution for the Palestinian problem.

The paper also notes that Clinton has offered to help America’s Arab allies build up their defenses in response to a nuclear-armed Iran. In other words, America will no longer focus its energies on stopping Iran from becoming nuclear, but instead deploy its power and prestige to prevent its Arab allies from building up a nuclear capability.

The Kayhan editorial claims that Washington isn’t even thinking of threatening Iran with further sanctions. “They have no long-term plan for dealing with Iran,” it argues. “Their strategy consists of begging us to talk with them.”

  1. Servant of the Most High God, 29 July, 2009

    It’s all part of the final run-up to Armageddon. Obama is helping to raise the stakes for Israel in the region. If Iran is 6 months from having nuclear weapons capability, as experts believe they are, we can expect war on the horizon before year’s end. Either Israel will launch a preeimptive strike or they face the very realistic threat of being nuked by Iran. We stand on a precipice.

  2. Carrie M. Boyer, 30 July, 2009

    Instead of this being a preparation to Armageddon, it’s “Moving toward Ezekial 38-39” which I think Scripture shows is before the 70th Week (Tribulation, at the end of which is the war of Armageddon).

    The fact that according to the “leadership in Tehran, the United States is ‘in a state of strategic desperation’ in the Middle East and has no stomach for a serious confrontation with Iran” is almost prophetic, for Ezekial 38:13 states: “Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?” Meaning that all these nations (the U.S. being probably one of the “young lions” as “lion” is symbolic of a world empire; e.g., Babylon, and probably alludes to Great Britain, once a world governing empire, as well as the U.S., again, once world-dominant) will only sit by and talk, rather than act on Israel’s behalf.

  3. Jim, 31 July, 2009

    If you think of every Obama decision in terms of “What would a Muslim leader do?” You’ll get it right every time. If you don’t like surprises, this will help.

  4. Circumspectful, 01 August, 2009

    Good point, Jim. World news just keeps getting more and more bizarre.

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