Things with Iran are continuing to heat up. No surprise, right? The real question, in my mind, is when Israel acts will we support her? Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, was quoted today during a meeting with the Italian Prime Minister as saying that if Iran has not responded to diplomatic efforts by the West within three months that “action must be taken.” Many people have already come out and attacked Lieberman saying he has no business making such deadlines. I say, the mere fact that such a deadline was made in such a public manner says a lot about Israel’s growing impatience with Iran and with the world’s lazy attitude towards quickly resolving the matter. The fact is that Iran will not stop, Israel knows it, everyone with half a brain knows it. What amazes me is how everyone is so biased against Israel in such matters.
I mean let’s look at an extrememly quick and honest overview of this whole situation.
1 – Iran began researching/purchasing/building nuclear technologies with a lot of help from Russia (those of us watching Bible prophecy find this alone to be particularly interesting).
2 – Most of the civilized world, not just Israel, found themselves very uncomfortable with the idea of a nuclear armed Iran. Especially given the fact that the country’s president is just such a nice guy.
3 – President Ahmadinejad says hateful things about Israel and the U.S. almost daily – which include the “wipe Israel off the map” comment.
4 – The mighty United Nations steps in to save the day by giving Iran a big sissy slap on the wrist and “enforcing” the ever-popular UN sanctions. They are so good at doing nothing.
5 – Iran laughs off all sanctions and pleas from the world community to stop nuclear development and continues with the hate-filled threats against the US and Israel.
6 – VP Biden is quoted just two hours ago as saying that if Israel doesn’t handle the Iran situation properly it could produce “the most tense face-to-face disagreement between the United States and Israel in the past 61 years.”
EEEEERRRRRRRKKK! (That’s my written impression of a car screeching to a halt)
Now wait just a minute here! Let’s look at this as a true and honest whole. Why is it that our fearless VP is so quick to come out and talk tougher towards our own ally than he ever has towards Iran? Hmmmmm? Why is it not blatantly obvious which country’s leader has been the one going around and making hate-filled speeches without provocation? When was the last time an American or Israeli leader just totally out of the blue verbally attacked another country and even promised to end their existence? What’s that you say? You don’t remember that ever happening? Hmm, well that is interesting. I have a question for our VP:
Mr. Biden, given the fact that Iran continuously threathens America’s and Israel’s safety almost daily, given the fact that most terrorist organizations in the world have some sort of direct ties to or receive support from Iran, given the fact that Ahmadinejad wants Israel to disappear, and given the fact that Iran is pursuing nuclear capabilities even when the majority of the rest of the world has said “stop” – just exactly how, in your infinite wisdom, would you have Israel deal with such a pleasant situation?
Not only that, just what do you mean it would be the most tense disagreement in the past 61 years? You do realize that would mean since 1948 – the year of Israel’s birth? Are you saying you may be willing to chastise our strongest ally like never before in history because of a situation between her and a Holocaust-denying dictator? Hmmm. Thank you for that bit of unintentional honesty, Mr. Biden.
Sadly, as I have mentioned before, there are even a lot of Christians today that are reluctant to side with Israel on anything. I am not about to say that Israel is perfect – no nation is, they are all ruled by men. What I am saying is that as a child of God and as a country whose blessings have come from God we had better forever guard against this willingness to begin turning away from Israel. To turn from Israel is to perish – it is that simple, folks.
Sadder still is the fact that even many churches today are encouraging the belief that no nation is more special than any other – this is a dangerous doctrine. I have said it before and I will say it forever – all people are loved by an undeserved and unexplainable love from God, but there is a nation on this earth that has a special purpose and a special place in God’s eye. That nation is Israel. I believe with all of my God-fearing heart that if anyone is to study God’s Word they can have no other belief. When one studies Biblical prophecy and things to come it becomes even more obvious – more on that at a later time.
I realize I have posted quite a bit regarding Israel recently. No apologies here. It has been said that in order for one to know where we are on the timeline of the world’s existence one must watch Israel. No matter what goes on in the world, both at home or abroad, we must always watch Israel as we watch for our Lord’s return.
So in regard to Israel and Iran? Israel stands ready to fight – we’d better be standing beside her.