Ezekiel 38-39/Armageddon Players, 2008-2009

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Players:  Russia, Iran, Ethiopia, Egypt, Libya, Samaria, Armenia, Moscow, Tobalsk, and probably the rest of the Arab nations

...and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. "I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops--many peoples with you. (Ezekiel 38:3-6) To read all of Ezekiel 38-39, click HERE.

For past years, click HERE.

As Cutting Edge has repeatedly stated over and over again, there will be NO attack on Iran. That country is protected by the "Magog Invasion" prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39, because it is listed as one of the countries marching with Russia during the attack on Israel. Furthermore, Russian leadership right now is protected by the same prophecy, because Russia is foretold to be the leader and commander of the invasion force. If Western military technology defeats Russian military technology in an attack on Iran right now, no leader of any nation foretold in Ezekiel 38-39 to march with Russia will have the confidence that Russia can defeat Israel. Therefore, there will be NO attack on Iran, no matter who is President.


Hamas calls for renewing bombing attacks on Israel
Islamic Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip called on Monday to renew attacks on Israel in response to Israeli police attacks on Moslems prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque in the old city of Jerusalem. Ahmed Abu Halabeya, a Gaza-based Hamas leader and a lawmaker in the Hamas-dominated parliament (PLC) told a news conference that Palestinian militants are urged "to carry out holly attacks into the Zionist enemy's depth." - "The Palestinian people are asked first to end their current split and then unify their efforts towards resisting the Zionist occupation and force it to withdraw from our occupied territories," said Abu Halabeya. - "I call on Arabs and Moslems all over the world to sever their diplomatic ties with the Zionist occupation in response to their attacks on the first shrine of Moslems," said Abu Halabeya.  
Posted 11/5/09

Iran dismisses Israeli threats: FM
Iran's FM Manouchehr Mottaki dismissed on Monday the aggressive remarks uttered by Israeli officials against Tehran, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Mottaki underlined that the "Zionist regime" does not dare to attack Iran as it lacks the required strength, capabilities and resources, the report said. -"We believe that the Zionist regime is in its weakest state now. Today this regime is experiencing the weakest condition in political, regional and international arenas"  
Posted 11/5/09

Putin Orders Russian Nukes To "High Alert" As Israel Prepares For War  <- FEATURE!!! 
Medvedev, working in concert with Putin, also today rushed to the Federation Council his new law, previously unanimously adopted by the Duma, stating that “Russian troops can be used abroad to repel an attack on Russian military units or other troops deployed outside the country, to repel or prevent an armed attack on another state asking Russia for military assistance, to defend Russian citizens abroad from an armed attack, to combat sea piracy and to ensure safety of commercial shipping.”
Posted 11/5/09

Turkish PM says West treating Iran unfairly <- How ridiculous is THIS???
Turkey's prime minister accused Western powers of treating Iran unfairly over its nuclear programme, in an interview Monday in which he referred to the Iranian president as a "friend". Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, Recep Tayyip Erdogan downplayed Western concerns that Iran wants to build nuclear weapons as "gossip", and implied that the accusers were guilty of hypocrisy. "There is a style of approach which is not very fair because those (who accuse Iran of pursuing nuclear weapons) have very strong nuclear infrastructures and they don't deny that," he said. -"If the idea is to devastate Iran or somehow erase it altogether I don't think that would be right," he added.
Posted 11/5/09

US Congressman: We Must Act, Or Israel Will  <- FEATURE!!! 
Israel may strike Iran should the United States fail to take prompt action to curb Tehran's nuclear program, Rep. Dan Burton said Wednesday. Speaking at a session of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Burton warned that Iran continues to enrich uranium, adding that Israel will not allow the process to continue. The slower America acts, the more it risks the prospect of seeing a military clash in the Middle East, he said. Similar sentiments were recently expressed by French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, who stressed the urgency of reaching an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program in order to lift the risk of a pre-emptive Israeli strike. "They (the Israelis) will not tolerate an Iranian bomb," the French FM said In an interview with the British Daily Telegraph, published Monday. Also at the session, Rep. Brad Sherman said that the US will freeze anti-Iranian decisions only after Tehran suspends its nuclear plan...
Posted 11/2/09

US Alarmed As China-Japan Form New Asian Alliance Against West
New reports circulating in the Kremlin today are stating that the United States has become “deeply alarmed” over Japan’s new political leadership sudden shifting of its allegiance to China and the plans of these Asian Nations to form a European Union style trading bloc that would cover half the World’s population, and  whose leaders this week, meeting in Thailand, called for “other measures” to reduce dependence on the United States and big Western markets.
Posted 10/30/09

Israel Will Ensure 'Survival' Against Iran Threat: Minister
Israel reserves the right to take whatever action is needed to survive in the face of Iran's nuclear ambitions, the Jewish state's far-right infrastructure minister, Uzi Landau, said. "We'll take the actions that are necessary for our survival, we'll do whatever is necessary at that time," he told AFP late Wednesday, expressing regret that EU nations did not see the Islamic republic as a major threat. "It is better not to talk now about the details" of any action, he said, amid concern that Iran is covertly building an atomic bomb as it develops a civil nuclear programme. "By the actions taken by most European governments you don't see that the gravity of the situation has been understood," said Landau, from the far-right Yisrael Beitenu party.
Posted 10/20/09

Iranian Supreme Leader Rumored to be Dead
Posted 10/19/09

Report: Israel will attack Iran by land
Posted 10/19/09

Turkish PM to Visit Iran Late October
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to visit Iran late in October to confer with Iranian officials on bilateral relations and other issues of mutual interests. The news came as Erdogan has announced that he received an invitation from US President Barack Obama to visit the country on October 29, right after his trip to Tehran. "I received the invitation (from Obama) today. We've been working on alternative dates. If we fix Oct. 29, we will proceed to the United States from Iran," he told reporters after visiting Iraq. Erdogan's remarks have raised speculation that the Turkish Prime Minister is going to play a mediatory role between the two arch-foe countries
Posted 10/19/09

Archbishop Of Canterbury Sees Devil In Details On Wars
Did the Archbishop of Canterbury really just tell a congregation which included Tony Blair that the Devil had led us into the Iraq war? His sermon at the service of thanksgiving could certainly be read that way by anyone who knows the Bible. The reading from St Paul's letter to the Ephesians says in the Authorised Version: "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." In the translation Rowan Williams used, this came out as "Our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh", says St Paul. After that, the Archbishop went into paraphrase – "There are visible enemies – a dictator, a terrorist; but there are invisible ones too" – but no regular reader of the Bible could fail to be reminded of the reference to almost satanic powers in the original.
Posted 10/14/09

Russia and China sign trade deals <- FEATURE!!!
China and Russia have signed trade agreements worth $3.5bn. About 40 contracts were signed by Russian and Chinese businessmen and officials, Russian deputy prime minister Alexander Zhukov said. The head of Russia's Gazprom, Alexei Miller, said a preliminary deal had also been struck on supplying 70bn cubic metres a year of gas to China.
Posted 10/14/09

US and Russia vow unity over Iran
Russia and the US have pledged to work together to ensure Iran's nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes. After talks in Moscow with her counterpart Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Iran remained a "matter of serious concern". She said the US was not seeking further sanctions at this stage. Mr Lavrov said Russia was "very reserved" about it.  
Posted 10/14/09

Why Russia is not afraid of an Iranian bomb
US President Barack Obama's recent decision to cancel the deployment of an anti-missile defense (AMD) system in Eastern Europe was met with approval by the Russian authorities. In exchange, speaking at the recent G-20 summit in Pittsburgh last month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev changed his position regarding sanctions against Iran.
Posted 10/14/09

MI6 confirms Ahmadinejad's Jewish roots
Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, has established that the greatest living Holocaust denier, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, comes from a Jewish family whose genetic line stretches back hundreds of years and whose members came to Iran when Cyrus the Great liberated them from slavery in Babylon in 593 BC  
Posted 10/7/09

The Coming War With Iran: Not If, But When
War with Iran is now inevitable. The only question is: Will it happen sooner or later? Tehran's recent missile tests and war games suggest that the apocalyptic mullahs have reached the same conclusion. Iran is on the march. Their medium-range Shahab-3 and Sajjil missiles can reach Israel, the entire Middle East and parts of Europe. Tehran is slowing expanding its regional sphere of influence. It has backed insurgency groups in Iraq, which have killed U.S. soldiers. It sponsors Hamas and Hezbollah. It has transformed Syria into a political vassal. It has forged an alliance with Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. It has purchased key air defense systems from Vladimir Putin's Russia. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a Holocaust-denier and virulent anti-Semite. He is a Persian Nazi strongman who vows to wipe Israel "off the map." He is a revolutionary Shi'ite. He believes the Jews must be extinguished in order to usher the coming of the Shi'ite Messiah, the so-called "Hidden Imam."
Posted 10/6/09

Report: Ahmadinejad has Jewish roots
Daily Telegraph says Iranian leader's previous family name was Sabourjian – a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver. Expert: His attacks on Jews could be an overcompensation to hide his past
Posted 10/5/09

IDF: 'We'll defend ourselves by any means'
Posted 9/22/09

Israel says still has military option on Iran
Posted 9/22/09

Ex-Chinese Official Details Plan For World Domination
On June 24, Chi’s speech of December 2005 was posted on Yahoo! under the heading “Speech by Comrade Chi Haotian, Vice-Chairman of China’s Military Commission.” The speech was delivered to the audience of top officers and generals of the People’s Republic of China. Chi said that he was “very excited today” because in answering, “in the large-scale survey,” the “question ‘Will you shoot at women, children, and prisoners of war’ [in the U.S. and other enemy countries], more than 80 percent of the respondents answered in the affirmative.” Why was Chi “very excited” about it? “If China’s global development will necessitate massive deaths in enemy countries, will our people endorse that scenario? Will they be for or against it? The fact is, our ‘development’ refers to the great revitalization of the Chinese nation, which of course, is not limited to the land we have now, but also includes the whole world.” Chi does not consider German Nazism evil. He considers the Germans insufficiently superior as a race and hence a failure. “Our Chinese people are wiser than the Germans because, fundamentally, our race is superior to theirs.”
Posted 9/18/09

Iran Beware: Israel Tests 'Secret Weapon'
The mystery that surrounded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's unannounced trip to Russia was created by the Israeli government in a calculation to divert attention from a secret weapons test, according to sources. The test, held at undisclosed Israeli military base while Netanyahu was traveling, was done with top-secret authorization from the White House, the sources reported. Trusted confidential Israeli sources in Jerusalem close to the government told WND the Israeli military conducted the secret weapons test in preparation for a planned pre-emptive strike on Iran. They reported the Israeli government has set no date for a possible strike, but preparations already are in an advanced stage. The plan to create a mystery out of Netanyahu's trip to Russia was deliberate – calculated to transform what in truth was a routine visit by the prime minister into the appearance of a secret mission involving Iran, the sources said. 
Posted 9/15/09

Russian Mystery Ship Suspected of Arms Shipment to Iran
Questions continue to surround the Russian cargo ship that was hijacked in July, with some press reports claiming it was en route to Iran with advanced air defense missiles. Flaming those allegations now are new reports of a secret trip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have taken to Russia this week to discuss the secret cargo.
Posted 9/14/09

Russian Report: Netanyahu May Be Planning Attack On Iran
Russian media on Thursday continued to cover Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's mysterious visit to Moscow, that was leaked to the media from his office.
Posted 9/14/09

Official: Russia, China scuttled bid to slap more sanctions on Iran
Russia and China have rejected a proposal by the United States, Britain, France and Germany to impose more sanctions on Iran should a dialogue over its nuclear program fail, a senior official in Jerusalem said. The two nations refused to discuss the possibility of further pressuring the Islamic Republic, according to the official, during high-level six power talks held last week in Germany.
Posted 9/11/09

Chavez pledges closer ties with Iran
Iran and Venezuela plan to stand up against "imperialist" foes by strengthening bilateral cooperation on a range of issues, including nuclear power, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday.
Posted 9/8/09

New spin of Ezekiel's wheel: Russia will not invade Israel... <- FEATURE!!!
Prophecy author has new interpretation of identities of Bible's Gog and Magog
Posted 9/8/09

Ukraine elections risk stoking EU-Russia tensions
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has said Russia is trying to destabilise his country, in comments that could be designed to draw EU politicians into taking sides in Ukraine's presidential elections. Speaking in German magazine Der Spiegel on Monday (7 September), Mr Yushchenko said there is a risk that the Crimean peninsula could try to split from Ukraine.
Posted 9/8/09

Venezuela to export gasoline to Iran
Venezuela will begin exporting 20,000 gallons of gasoline to Iran next month as the nations strengthen bilateral cooperation, Iranian state media reported. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez announced the agreement on Sunday. It will begin in October, according to Iran's Press TV.  
Posted 9/8/09

Russia 'delivers SAMs to Syria'
Russia has begun deliveries of Pantsir S1 air-defense missiles to Syria, some of which are expected to be passed on to Iran, Syria's strategic ally that has largely bankrolled the deal, according to the Interfax-AVN military news agency.
Posted 9/7/09

When Israel Dwells Securely, Iran Intends To Invade
Current Middle East events suggest that several key prophetic biblical pages of the past have flipped open for their final fulfillment. The Arabs, Jews, and Persians are presently arming themselves for what could easily become the “Mother of Mideast Conflicts”. The ever illusive Arab – Israeli peace talks have become apocalyptically complicated by their collective concerns about Iran’s nuclear aspirations. President Obama is actively trying to diffuse the volatile situation through the similar failed diplomatic efforts of the former Clinton and Bush administrations. Will he prevail? Is there a peaceful end in sight, or has humanity come to the crossroads of a powerful last day’s crisis?
Posted 9/4/09

Preparing for Iran: US Trains Oil-Rich Arab F-16 Pilots
(IsraelNN.com) While the United States is talking up tough sanctions against Iran, it is training United Arab Emirates pilots on F-16 planes in the U.S. for the first time ever, to help the Arab nations prepare for war with Iran.
Posted 9/3/09

El Baradei calls Iranian threat 'hyped'
Mohamed ElBaradei, outgoing chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has called the Iranian threat "hyped," saying there is no proof the Islamic republic will soon have nuclear weapons. "In many ways, I think the threat has been hyped," ElBaradei told the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in an interview released Tuesday.
Posted 9/2/09

Iran Has Enough Uranium to Build at Least Two Bombs
Posted 9/2/09

Israel: UN Withholding Details Of Iran's Nuclear Program
The Foreign Ministry on Saturday issued a statement accusing the International Atomic Energy Agency of not publishing information gathered against Iran's nuclear energy program. The statement alleges that an IAEA report on Iran's nuclear energy program released on Friday "does not reflect the entirety of the information the IAEA holds on Iran's efforts to advance their military program, nor their continued efforts to conceal and deceive and their refusal to cooperate with the IAEA and the international community." According to the statement, Israel expects the international community "to quickly take significance steps to cancel Iran's nuclear weapons program." The Foreign Ministry statement comes ahead of next month's annual IAEA committee meeting in Vienna and a special UN Security Council meeting to discuss Iran's nuclear program. The statement also accuses Iran of "foot-dragging" and continuing to ignore IAEA questions about its nuclear program and "continues to avoid adhering to Security Council demands to stop enriching uranium."
Posted 9/1/09

Fears That Russia Is Setting Stage For A Nuclear Apocalypse
I can’t say anything about the roots of this story and I don’t plan to dig further… I need to think about my own skin too. Understand that as you will.” —Mikhail Voitenko, editor of the Russian maritime Bulletin Sovfrakht., speaking about the “hijacking” of the Arctic Sea... While it might seem like an unusual morphing of the movies Inside Man and The Hunt for Red October, the account of the cargo ship Arctic Sea is far stranger than either fictional account. Based on information developed through our extensive investigation, we can authoritatively state, without hyperbole, that the mysteries surrounding the MV Arctic Sea as deep as the Atlantic waters where it navigated and its “alleged” secret cargo as potentially dangerous to an unsuspecting, distracted populace as the coastal rip tides produced by a late summer hurricane. Imagine a 4,000 ton, 100 meter commercial cargo ship, manned by a crew of 15, equipped with an automatic identification system (AIS), a satellite navigation beacon, and state of the art communication equipment, including satellite phones and the cellular telephones of the crew, laden with $1.2 - $1.8 million of cut lumber and manned by a crew of 15, suddenly and inexplicably “disappearing completely off the grid” for two weeks—allegedly at the hands of eight-(8) hijackers or “pirates.” Now, imagine the pirate attack of this low value target taking place in a busy transit area that has not seen an act of piracy since the 17th century.
Posted 8/28/09

Huge oil reserve discovered in Iran
Iran has announced the discovery of a huge oil reserve, reported the local daily Tehran Times. The oil reserve of over 8.8 billion barrels was identified in Soussangerd oilfield in the Khuzestan province.  
Posted 8/26/09

New Alliance Emerging in the Middle East
Syrian President Bashar Assad's visit to Tehran last week has revealed a new regional element that has been largely ignored by Western observers. Assad's visit was officially described as a goodwill trip to congratulate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his re-election as Iran's president. But what came out following Assad's meeting with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, was an idea for an unofficial quadripartite alliance between Syria and Iran, with Turkey and Iraq joining.-While officially struggling to join the European Union, Turkey has begun to accept the possibility that its European dreams are unlikely to materialize.  
Posted 8/26/09

Russia Deploys Missile Defence System Near N. Korea
Russia has deployed a missile defence system near its border with North Korea and is studying other measures to protect its population from stray missiles, Russia's top general said on Wednesday. Russia shares a small border with North Korea in the Far East and its main Pacific port of Vladivostok, with a population of 600,000, lies only 95 miles from North Korea. A series of missile launches and a nuclear weapon test by North Korea this year alarmed its neighbours, including South Korea, China and Japan.  
Posted 8/26/09

'Iran ready for talks on nuclear program without preconditions'
Teheran is ready for nuclear talks with the West without preconditions, a senior Iranian nuclear official was quoted by state television as saying on Tuesday. "Talks without preconditions is Iran's main stance in negotiations on the nuclear issue," Iran's envoy to the UN nuclear agency watchdog, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, was quoted as saying, according to a Reuters translation.  
Posted 8/19/09

Russia, Israel to discuss Mideast Peace, Iran
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev hosted Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres for talks Tuesday that were expected to focus on the Middle East and the Iranian nuclear standoff. Russia aspires to host an international conference to discuss the Middle East peace process, and Medvedev and Peres were expected to discuss the issue during their talks in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Posted 8/19/09

Is Russia Turkey's alternative to the EU?
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's visit to Ankara on Aug. 6 marked another major step in the growing relations between Turkey and Russia. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Putin signed some 20 agreements in the fields of energy and trade.  
Posted 8/17/09

Turkey signs deal with Russia to build reactor near Black Sea
Posted 8/11/09

Iran begins trial of postelection 'rioters'
More than 100 opposition political activists and protesters stood trial in Tehran Saturday on charges of rioting and conspiring to topple the ruling system in the country's first trial since the disputed presidential election, Iran's state media reported.
Posted 8/3/09

US-Israeli talks focus on Ahmadinejad's possible ouster
Posted 8/3/09

Ahmadinejad warned to obey Iran leader
Iranian hardliners warned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday to obey the country's all-powerful supreme leader amid a political crisis that has weakened the standing of the re-elected president.
Posted 7/30/09

Iran 'releases 140 demonstrators'
About 140 Iranians detained during protests against last month's disputed election result have been released from Evin prison, officials say. About 200 others, accused of more serious crimes, remain in the prison. The release comes after Iran's supreme leader ordered the closure of another detention centre because it failed to "preserve the rights of detainees".  
Posted 7/30/09

It's Crunch Time for Israel on Iran  FEATURE!!! 
The public outcome of Mr. Gates's visit appeared polite but inconclusive. Yet Iran's progress with nuclear weapons and air defenses means Israel's military option is declining over time. It will have to make a decision soon, and it will be no surprise if Israel strikes by year's end. Israel's choice could determine whether Iran obtains nuclear weapons in the foreseeable future.
Posted 7/30/09

'Russia and Iran to hold joint naval exercise in Caspian Sea'  FEATURE!!! 
For the first time, Russia and Iran will hold a joint naval maneuver in the Caspian Sea, The Iranian Mehr News Agency reported Wednesday. According to the report, the maneuver will include 30 Russian and Iranian ships, as well as helicopters.  
Posted 7/30/09

U.S., China vow closer ties to lead global recovery  FEATURE!!! 
The United States and China laid out a shared vision on Tuesday of how to lead the global economy out of recession but had little to show diplomatically from two days of talks on topics from climate change to North Korea.
Posted 7/30/09

US-China ties 'to shape century'
The relationship between the US and China will shape the 21st Century, President Barack Obama has said, as top officials met in Washington for talks. "Co-operation, not confrontation" was the way forward, he said, with climate change, security and the economy all areas where common ground existed. His comments opened two days of talks at a new forum between the two nations.
Posted 7/29/09

Barak to Gates: No option is off the table on Iran
Israel does not rule out any means of dealing with Iran's nuclear threat, and is taking "no option off the table", Defense Minister Ehud Barak told US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday. "This is our position. We mean it," Barak added. "Israel remains in its basic position that no options should be removed from the table, even though priority at this stage should be given to diplomacy," he said.
Posted 7/28/09

China, Taiwan in direct exchange
The leaders of China and Taiwan have exchanged direct messages for the first time in more than 60 years. Chinese President Hu Jintao sent a congratulatory telegram to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou after his Sunday election to head of the ruling party. Mr Ma responded, suggesting that they "put aside disputes", a statement from Mr Ma's KMT party said.
Posted 7/28/09

Iran: Israel should dismantle its nukes
Iran on Monday rejected the idea of US defensive umbrella to protect Washington's regional allies against a nuclear Iran. Foreign ministry spokesman Hasan Qashqavi told reporters Monday that "there is no need" for a US defensive umbrella, just for Washington to tell Israel to "dismantle its own 200 nuclear warheads."
Posted 7/28/09

Moscow Warns on Arming Georgia
A senior Russian diplomat warned foreign countries on Thursday against supplying Russian- or Soviet-made arms to Georgia at the risk of endangering military trade with Moscow. The warning shot was fired as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden held closed-doors talks with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili that were expected to include a Georgian request for assistance with military hardware.
Posted 7/28/09

The Arab-Israeli Alliance Against Iran
Posted 7/24/09

Arrests at new Iranian protests
Iranian riot police are reported to have arrested a number of pro-reform protesters in Tehran after demonstrations turned violent. Police clashed with hundreds of people marching despite a ban on public gatherings since the disputed election in June, Reuters news agency said. The re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked widespread protests and allegations of vote-rigging.
Posted 7/23/09

China and Russia in joint anti-terrorism exercise  <- FEATURE!!! 
China and Russia were holding a joint military exercise on Wednesday, with the drill seen as a chance to beef up anti-terrorism cooperation after the recent flare-up of violence in China's Xinjiang region. The "Peace Mission 2009" five-day exercise in northeast China comes weeks after China's worst ethnic unrest in decades between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese in the far-western region of Xinjiang that killed at least 197 people.  
Posted 7/23/09

China's top brass concerned over N.Korea nuclear weapons
China is concerned that the development of nuclear weapons by North Korea could lead to South Korea acquiring its own nuclear arsenal, a senior chief military official said on Wednesday.  
Posted 7/23/09

Russians poised for confrontation with Muslims
A reinvigorated Russian influence in the region would help contain the Islamist threat in the North Caucasus - dubbed by the militants as the Caucasus Emirate. The militants' purpose is to set up an Islamic Caliphate throughout the entire North Caucasus and then spread down into the South Caucasus.
Posted 7/23/09

US 'ready to boost Gulf defence'  <- FEATURE!!! 
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US is prepared to bolster the defence of its Gulf allies if Iran develops a nuclear weapons programme. Mrs Clinton said if the US extended a "defence umbrella" over the region, it was unlikely that Iran would be any stronger or safer having a weapon. She said the US was still offering engagement to Iran but warned that the "nuclear clock was ticking".  
Posted 7/23/09

Iranian leader Khamenei warns 'meddling' West
"The Iranian nation warns the leaders of those countries trying to take advantage of the situation, beware! The Iranian nation will react."
Posted 7/21/09

Israeli warships rehearse for Iran attack in Red Sea
Israeli and Egyptian officials said two ships had sailed through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea. Media reports in Israel said the two Saar-class missile ships had been sent as a "message" to the Tehran government, which has repeatedly issued threats against Israel and is developing nuclear technology believed by the West to be intended for atomic weapons programme.  
Posted 7/20/09

Ahmadinejad: Iran will "bring down" Western foes
Newly re-elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday his next government "would bring down the global arrogance," signaling a tougher approach by Tehran toward the West after last month's disputed election. ..."As soon as the new government is established, with power and authority, ten times more than before, it will enter the global scene and will bring down the global arrogance," he told a big crowd in the northeastern city of Mashhad.
Posted 7/20/09

China's foreign reserves top $2tn
China's foreign exchange reserves, the world's largest, have surpassed $2 trillion, the country's central bank has said. Currency reserves rose 17.8% from June 2008 to a record $2.13tn. Its currency stockpile is twice the size of Japan's - the second-biggest holder. The reserves rose as foreign investment flowed back into China.
Posted 7/16/09

Egypt's foreign minister meets Iranian counterpart
Tensions between Iran and Egypt have lessened somewhat recently, with the two nations' foreign ministers meeting three times this week, Egyptian and Iranian officials said Tuesday. Formal diplomatic ties were severed in 1979 when Egypt signed a peace deal with Israel.  
Posted 7/16/09

Iran could have atomic bomb within 6 months - report
Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency believes Iran is capable of producing and testing an atomic bomb within six months, much sooner than most analysts estimate, according to a report in German weekly Stern. The report, which quotes BND experts, says the agency has information supporting the view that Iran has mastered the enrichment technology necessary to make a bomb and has enough centrifuges to make weaponised uranium.
Posted 7/16/09

'Russia won't sanction Iran in US deal'
A Russian Foreign Ministry source was quoted Tuesday as saying that Moscow would not impose tougher sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program in exchange for a new nuclear arms cuts deal with Washington. Reuters cited an Interfax report which quoted the source as saying, "There are no reasons to link these issues or count on Russia being more cooperative in toughening sanctions against Iran if there is progress in talks with the United States on further cuts in strategic offensive weapons."  
Posted 7/16/09

Iranian opposition leader plans coalition
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi will create an umbrella group made up of reform-minded political parties, a top aide told The Associated Press today in the most concrete indication yet of how he will move forward after a government crackdown crushed street protests. Mousavi has said he will seek a "legal framework" for continuing his campaign against the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which he and his supporters call illegitimate. But there's been no word on how he will do so.
Posted 7/15/09

Israeli Warships Push Much Closer to Iran  <- FEATURE!!! 
Two Israeli warships sailed through the Suez Canal on Tuesday, Israeli and Egyptian officials said, a move that appeared to be a new signal to Iran that Israel's reach could quickly extend to its archenemy's backyard. The Suez Canal is a strategic waterway linking the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, the gateway to the Persian Gulf. Use of the Egyptian-controlled canal means Israeli naval vessels could reach waters off Iran in a matter of days, instead of taking a much longer route around Africa.  
Posted 7/15/09

Iran to offer West 'new package'
Iran's government says it is preparing a new package of proposals to put to the West. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said it would concern "political, security and international issues".
Posted 7/13/09

Medvedev threatens U.S. over missile shield  <-FEATURE!!! 
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned the United States on Friday that if it did not reach agreement with Russia on plans for missile defence systems, Moscow would deploy rockets in an enclave near Poland. In sharp contrast to his positive words during President Barack Obama's visit to Moscow earlier this week when the two reached broad agreement on nuclear arms cuts, Medvedev used a news conference at the G8 summit to return to Russia's earlier tough rhetoric on arms control.  
Posted 7/13/09

Sarkozy: Israel Attack on Iran 'Absolute Catastrophe'  <-He's out of his tree!!! 
(IsraelNN.com) A unilateral Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be an “absolute catastrophe” for the world, warned French President Nicolas Sarkozy Thursday at the G8 summit in Italy. Among other issues, the forum discussed Iran’s nuclear program which is believed by leading Western powers to be secretly pursing an atomic bomb.
Posted 7/13/09

Communist leaders vow stability after China riots
Posted 7/10/09

Hundreds protest in Iran, defying crackdown vow
Posted 7/10/09

Iran Won't Back Down 'One Step' in Nuke Dispute
Posted 7/10/09

Israel develops a glide bomb
Posted 7/10/09

Russia blocks concrete measures at G8 on Iran's nuclear drive
Posted 7/10/09

G-8 gives Iran till September on nukes  <- What's their game? Iran's had YEARS of "chances"!!! 
Group of Eight leaders said Wednesday that they deplored last month's post-election violence in Iran, adding that while they remained committed to seeking a diplomatic solution to Iran's contentious nuclear program, if no progress is made, leaders will reach new decisions at a G-20 economic summit in Pittsburgh in late September.
Posted 7/9/09

Obama opens summit with Medvedev in Moscow
MOSCOW President Barack Obama opened his first Moscow summit with confidence on Monday, predicting &quot;extraordinary progress&quot; out of meetings set to test his diplomatic skills on important
Posted 7/9/09

Israel denies Saudis gave IDF airspace clearance for Iran strike
Saudi Arabia has indicated to Israel that it would not protest use of its airspace by Israeli fighter jets in the event the government resolves to launch a military assault against Iran, according to a report which appeared in the British newspaper The Sunday Times.
Posted 7/9/09

As Israel gears up for war, US divide appears  <- FEATURE!!! 
As Israel continues its efforts to portray Iran as a regime hell-bent on a nuclear war, top officials in the White House and the US military express contradictory stances on a potential Israeli attack on Iran.
Posted 7/8/09

IAF to train overseas for Iran strike op  <- FEATURE!!! 
On the day that US Vice President Joe Biden seemed to give Israel a green light for military action to eliminate Iran's nuclear threat, The Jerusalem Post learned that the IAF plans to participate in aerial exercises in the US and Europe in the coming months with the aim of training its pilots for long-range flights.
Posted 7/8/09

Iran ready for Israel attack on nuclear facilities  <- FEATURE!!! 
Head of Islamic republic's parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy responds to US Vice President Biden's signal that Washington will not try to prevent any Israeli assault. 'Both the US and Israel are aware of the consequence of an erroneous decision,' he says
Posted 7/8/09

Russian president says sanctions against Tehran triggered by Western fears over its nuclear drive will only inflame tensions
Sanctions against Iran triggered by Western fears over its nuclear drive would only inflame tensions, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview broadcast Saturday.  Medvedev told Italian Rai television, ahead of this week's G8 summit of world leaders, that Moscow backs what he said was Washington's policy of seeking rapprochement with Tehran after decades of suspicion.
Posted 7/8/09

Iran brings formal charges against UK embassy official  <- FEATURE!!! 
A British embassy employee is to stand trial in Tehran for "acting against national security" - a dramatic escalation in Iran's campaign to blame Britain for protests against disputed election results. The man, a 44-year-old Iranian who is the British embassy's chief political analyst, was arrested on Saturday and has been formally charged at Tehran's Evin Prison, his lawyer, Abdolsamad Khorramshahi, said. "Apparently he will be put on trial. We have prepared and submitted the defence documents and I have to see the judge next week."
Posted 7/6/09

Israel must attack Iran, insists Bolton
Former UN ambassador says Obama policies a failure, Iran will either get nukes or be stopped by Israeli jets
Posted 7/6/09

Obama seeks new start in US-Russia relations
Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev end a seven-year hiatus in U.S.-Russian summitry on Monday, with both men declaring their determination to further cut nuclear arsenals and repair a badly damaged relationship.  
Posted 7/6/09

Reformists resist Iranian government pressure
The son of an Iranian revolutionary icon called on parliament to dismiss president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from his post, as the country's conservative political establishment upped pressure Sunday on the reformists. Ali Reza Beheshti, 47, a close Mousavi ally and son of one of the main leaders of the 1979 Islamic revolution, urged the parliament to reverse the election results, saying that "people expect their representatives to represent them and not to defend authorities by any means."  
Posted 7/6/09

Report: Saudis to support Israeli strike on Iran  <- FEATURE!!! 
If true, tacit agreement could remove need to get green light from Washington to attack Iran
Posted 7/6/09

Russian inroads  <- FEATURE!!! 
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he has all the backing he now needs to host a major Middle East peace summit. Is Russia using the Israel-US rift to secure a bigger role in the region?
Posted 7/6/09

'Saudis would agree to IAF flyovers'
Mossad head Meir Dagan assured Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that Saudi Arabia would allow IAF jets to fly over the kingdom during any future raid on Iran's nuclear facilities, The Sunday Times reported. The Israeli media has already carried unconfirmed reports that high-ranking officials, including former prime minister Ehud Olmert, held meetings with Saudi officials, but the kingdom has denied the reports. "The Saudis have tacitly agreed to the Israeli air force flying through their airspace on a mission which is supposed to be in the common interests of both Israel and Saudi Arabia," a diplomatic source was quoted in the Times as saying.
Posted 7/6/09

What China's minister of defense reportedly said about annihilating Americans  <- FEATURE!!! 
Posted 7/6/09

In possible signal to Iran, Israel sends sub through Suez Canal  <- FEATURE!!! 
After a long hiatus, the Israeli Navy has returned to sailing through the Suez Canal, recently sending one of its advanced Dolphin-class submarines through the waterway to participate in naval maneuvers off the Eilat coast in the Red Sea. IDF sources said the decision to allow navy vessels to sail through the canal was made recently and was a definite "change of policy" within the service.  
Posted 7/3/09

'Iran trial' for UK embassy staff  <- FEATURE!!! 
Some UK embassy staff detained in Tehran and accused of inciting protests over disputed elections will face trial, a top Iranian cleric says. Guardians Council chief Ahmad Jannati said: "Naturally they will be put on trial, they have made confessions." Nine embassy staff were held in Tehran last weekend. The UK government says all except two have now been released.  
Posted 7/3/09

Iran says Europe no longer qualified to conduct nuclear talks
Iran says Europe is no longer qualified to hold nuclear talks due to its meddling with the post-election protests in the country, with Sweden, as the new EU presidency, calling up officials from the 27-member bloc to discuss the next diplomatic move. ....Iran's military chief of staff Major-General Hassan Firouzabadi on Wednesday (I July) said that the alleged "interference" of Europeans in the riots following the June presidential election means the bloc has "lost its qualification to hold nuclear talks."  
Posted 7/3/09

Israel must attack Iran, insists Bolton
Former UN ambassador says Obama policies a failure, Iran will either get nukes or be stopped by Israeli jets
Posted 7/3/09

Obama: Iran cannot be permitted to be nuke power
President Barack Obama says he is "not reconciled" to the idea of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon within a year. The president told The Associated Press in an interview that U.S. government planning is running in precisely the opposite direction. He said a nuclear-armed Iran would likely trigger an arms race in the already volatile Mideast and said that would be "a recipie for potential disaster."
Posted 7/3/09

Russian troops mass in war games near Georgia
Russia on Monday started its biggest military exercises in the Caucasus since its war with neighbouring Georgia last year, mobilising thousands of troops in a clear warning to its foes.  
Posted 7/2/09

Washington: Weakened Ahmadinejad may seek military adventures
Washington and Jerusalem share the fear that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s humiliation and diminished status at home may well goad him into embarking on a dangerous military adventure against Israel or US targets in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Posted 6/30/09

Ahmadinejad: U.S. Has 'Made a Mistake'
Iran's hardline president suggesting that Washington's stance on Iran's postelection turmoil could imperil Obama's aim of improving relations. "We are surprised at Mr. Obama," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, "Didn't he say that he was after change? Why did he interfere?" "They keep saying that they want to hold talks with Iran ... but is this the correct way? Definitely, they have made a mistake," Ahmadinejad said.  
Posted 6/29/09

Ayatollah Khatami: Iran Protesters Will Be Punished "Without Mercy"
A senior Iranian cleric demanded in a nationally broadcast sermon Friday that leaders of election protests be punished harshly, with some "worthy of execution." The country's increasingly isolated opposition leader effectively ended his role in the demonstrations, saying he'll seek permits for future rallies. Iran's ruling clergy has widened its crackdown on the opposition since the bitterly disputed June 12 presidential election, and scattered protests have replaced the initial mass gatherings.  
Posted 6/29/09

Moscow 'red lines' Georgian regime
Russian military exercise feared prelude to invasion.  
Posted 6/29/09

Nato resumes Russia military ties
Russia and Nato have agreed to resume co-operation on security issues, after nearly a year of difficult relations. The deal came at a meeting in Greece of foreign ministers from the two sides. Ties deteriorated sharply in 2008 after Russia's brief conflict with Georgia. Nato chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said differences over the issue remained.  
Posted 6/29/09

Should Israel attack distracted Iran now?
JERUSALEM ? With the Tehran regime distracted by growing opposition protests, is now a good time for Israel to strike Iran's nuclear sites?
Posted 6/26/09

Iran's opposition calls for new mass demonstrations
The Iranian opposition has called for another round of protests on Wednesday night in the wake of the government's refusal to review the disputed results of Friday's presidential election, Al Jazeera news agency reported.  
Posted 6/25/09

Khamenei vows no retreat on Iran election result
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Wednesday he would not budge in response to protests over a disputed election that has sparked the biggest street demonstrations since the 1979 Islamic revolution. 
Posted 6/25/09

Negotiations fall on mullahs' deaf ears
"Once you begin to understand who these men are that are running Iran, and that they really do believe that they've been chosen by Allah to bring about the end of the world, you realize that negotiations are not going to work," he contends. "And Israelis see this; the White House doesn't, but Israelis do."  
Posted 6/25/09

Russia tries to secure bigger role in Mideast peace process
President Medvedev says he has support of all relevant parties to start planning major Moscow peace summit
Posted 6/25/09

US and China resume defence talks
The US delegation, led by under-secretary for defence Michele Flournoy, discussed the recent maritime tensions at sea during talks with Chinese officials on Tuesday, the official China Daily newspaper said.  
Posted 6/25/09

Fiery chaos reigns in streets of Tehran
Clashes between protesters and Iranian security forces intensify as police reportedly beat protesters and fired tear gas and water cannons at thousands who rallied in defiance of Iran's Islamist government.
Posted 6/23/09

Israel's Peres cheers on Iranian protestors
Netanyahu says protests have 'unmasked' Ahmadinejad, that Iranians want new gov't and even peace with Israel
Posted 6/23/09

Ahmadinejad tells U.S., Britain to stop interfering in Iran's affairs
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the United States and Britain on Sunday to stop interfering in the Islamic Republic's internal affairs after its June 12 presidential election, the ISNA news agency said.-"Definitely by hasty remarks you will not be placed in the circle of friendship with the Iranian nation. Therefore I advise you to correct your interfering stances," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying in a meeting with clerics and scholars.  
Posted 6/22/09

The Beginning of the End in Iran
The regime is now failing to terrorize Iranians.
Posted 6/22/09

Ya'alon: Iran heading for a revolution  <- FEATURE!!! 
Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon believes Iran is heading for a revolution but doesn't think it will have any affect on the country's nuclear program. "Since I was head of Military Intelligence, I have said, and I say it again now, that some 70 percent of Iranians are opposed to the ayatollah regime," Ya'alon said at a 'Shabbatarbut' event in Modi'in on Saturday. "[Opposition leader Mir Hossein] Mousavi and his wife have brought a new spirit of openness, and so I repeat - there will be a revolution in Iran."  
Posted 6/22/09

Ahmadinejad vs. Netanyahu: The most likely outcome of Iran's elections is another regional war
Posted 6/16/09

Israel: Time to act against Iran is now!
Foreign Ministry says election results make clear Iran is determined to get nuclear weapons; Obama still wants to talk
Posted 6/16/09

What If Israel Strikes Iran?
So what would such an attack look like? Obviously, Israel would need to consider many factors -- such as its timing and scope, Iran's increasing air defenses, the dispersion and hardening of its nuclear facilities, the potential international political costs, and Iran's "unpredictability."
Posted 6/15/09

Iran's main nuclear plant expanding rapidly, says IAEA
Posted 6/10/09

Ahmadinejad Boasts of Enhanced Nuclear Capability, Says 'West Dare Not Threaten Us'
Posted 5/29/09

'Red Dawn' redux: Russia begins massive military modernization effort
Posted 5/29/09

Iran sends 6 warships to Gulf of Aden
Posted 5/26/09

Iran's Ahmadinejad wants to debate Obama at UN
Posted 5/26/09

Putin Warns West Not to Meddle With Ukraine
Posted 5/26/09

Russian Official Says that Israel is Behind Continuous Tension in the Middle East <- Gee, anybody shocked at THIS ridiculous statement???
Posted 5/26/09

Iranian general: I can stop Israel with ‘one strike’
Posted 5/25/09

Israeli Air Force Holds Exercise Simulating War With Iran
Posted 5/25/09

Moving closer to Armageddon
Apparently, some folks no longer see a nuclear Iran as such a bad thing. Atlantic Monthly blogger Andrew Sullivan admits that “I’m not versed in the history of this,” yet speculates that an Iranian nuke or two might be a wholesome counterpoint to a warmongering Israel, which he charges demands “the right to launch wars and threaten wars against its neighbors.”
Posted 5/25/09

CIA chief Panetta: 'Big trouble' if Israel attacks
Posted 5/21/09

Iran says it tests missile, Israel within range
Posted 5/21/09

Israel knows better than to strike Iran, says CIA head
US spymaster says Israel cannot take on Iran alone, and will not defy Obama's policy for dealing with the issue
Posted 5/21/09

Ayatollah Khamenei: U.S. Sponsoring Terrorism In Iran
Posted 5/20/09

General commander of the Iranian army: It will take us 11 days "to wipe Israel out of existence" <- VIDEO
Posted 5/20/09

Obama says he wants progress with Iran by year's end
Posted 5/20/09

Our World: Iran's global reach
Panetta was reportedly dispatched here to read the government the riot act. Israel, he reportedly told his interlocutors, must not attack Iran without first receiving permission from Washington. Moreover, Israel should keep its mouth shut about attacking Iran. As far as Washington is concerned, Iran's latest threats to destroy Israel were nothing more than payback for statements by Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials regarding Israel's refusal to countenance a nuclear armed Iran.
Posted 5/20/09

Tick, Tick, Tick
The clock is ticking ominously on that front. "We feel a sense of urgency," an Israeli spokesman said as Prime Minister Netanyahu prepared for his first meeting with Obama since both were elected. All Israelis feel that sense of urgency because they have watched, frustrated, as the Bush administration signed on to a lengthy series of negotiations with Iran headed by the Europeans. With U.S. approval, the Europeans offered a smorgasbord of incentives for Iran to give up its nuclear program. They were met with meetings and more meetings. Iran agreed to nothing except more meetings in an attempt to run out the clock. Tick. Tick. Tick.
Posted 5/20/09

China ready to join US as world power
Posted 5/19/09

Here's how Israel would destroy Iran's nuclear program <- FEATURE!!! 
They can read about all the possible scenarios for a strike on Iran, and about the potential risks and chances of success, in a study by Abdullah Toukan and Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Never before has such an open, detailed and thorough study of Israel's offensive options been published. The authors of the 114-page study meticulously gathered all available data on Israel's military capabilities and its nuclear program, and on Iran's nuclear developments and aerial defenses, as well as both countries' missile inventory.
Posted 5/19/09

Iran to mass produce long-range missiles
Posted 5/19/09

Obama: Iran existential threat to Israel <- Ya think???
Posted 5/18/09

West puts deadline on Iran talks, Israeli forces train for raid
Deadline result of Israeli and Arab concerns; Israel promises not to surprise US with strike on Iran, but trains forces for attack
Posted 5/18/09

Putin plotting return as Russia's President
Posted 5/15/09

Russia warns of war within a decade over Arctic oil and gas riches
Posted 5/15/09

West puts deadline on Iran talks, Israeli forces train for raid
Deadline result of Israeli and Arab concerns; Israel promises not to surprise US with strike on Iran, but trains forces for attack
Posted 5/15/09

Russia and Israel
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia kept the same views in the Middle East. It opened doors for its Jewish community to immigrate to Israel and within few years about a million and half Jews reached Israel from Russia. It kept the military balance by limiting arms supplies to its allies. It frankly assured Israel that its arms supplies to Syria and Iran will not change the military balance in the Middle East. These facts mean that Russia have an interest in keeping Israel in the region and safeguarding its security against all countries including Russia´s allies. This should be clear for those who still see the solution of the conflict in the Middle East would be only achieved by throwing Israel into the sea.
Posted 5/14/09

Report: Iran deploys missiles in Persian Gulf
Posted 5/13/09

Report: Tehran preparing for attack on its nuclear sites
Posted 5/13/09

Yadlin: Iran close to nuke technology
Posted 5/13/09

Timing Gog-Magog - When will Ezekiel 38-39 be fulfilled? (by Nathan E. Jones)
A long 2,600 years ago the great Hebrew nabi Ezekiel unveiled the prophecy the Lord God had divulged to him concerning the future of the nation of Israel. Recorded in The Book of Ezekiel chapters 36 and 37, the prophet revealed that God would fulfill His promise to regather the Jewish people "from all the countries" (Ezekiel 36:24) of the world where they had been dispersed and bring them back to the land promised to their forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Genesis 17:7; 1 Chronicles 16:17-18; Psalm 105:8-11; Romans 9:4).
Posted 5/8/09

Analysis: Iran-Syria alliance in harmony
Posted 5/8/09

Israel has not given up on its plans to bomb Iran
Posted 5/8/09

Russia to deploy regiment of RS-24 ballistic missiles
Posted 5/8/09

China military build-up 'U.S.-focused'
Posted 5/6/09

China to stage 50,000-troop military drill
Posted 5/6/09

Georgia claims Russian-backed 'coup' under way
Posted 5/6/09

Iranian president to meet Palestinians in Syria
Posted 5/6/09

Jordan's King Warns of Iranian Expansion  
Posted 4/30/09

Russian official says Iran, Russia are regional powers  
Posted 4/30/09

Turkey signs protocol to boost trade with Iran
King Abdullah, in his first meetings with the Obama administration, told the White House and Congress that Iran has established strongholds in such places as Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.  
Posted 4/30/09

Russia to Test Fire at Least 5 New Ballistic Missiles  
Posted 4/29/09

Barak: Joint Turkey-Syria military drill 'very troubling' for Israel
Posted 4/28/09

Turkey, Syria conduct military drill
Posted 4/28/09

Accommodating Ahmadinejad
Iran wants to see Israel destroyed, but it also wants to take the free world back to the dark ages. So even if they don't care about Israel, why do the world's democracies continually furnish Ahmadinejad with the platform to undermine them?  
Posted 4/27/09

The Ahmadinejad doctrine
Europeans shunned Iran leader, but we should be worried about rest of world  
Posted 4/27/09

Ahmadinejad's Wager, The World's Peril
As the Iranian Islamist regime's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, once said, the revolution was not just about lowering the price of watermelons. That is, this was not merely a movement for materialist reasons but one that believes it was executing God's will on earth. Ideology was central.  
Posted 4/27/09

The danger of an Israeli strike on Iran  
Posted 4/27/09

Iran blames Israel, U.S. for deadly Iraq attacks
Posted 4/27/09

Clinton: Stopping Iran Nukes is World Imperative
Posted 4/23/09

Iran wants 'constructive' talks on nuclear program
Posted 4/23/09

Israel pledges to protect itself from 'new Holocaust' threat posed by Iran's nuclear program
Posted 4/23/09

'Israel puts Iran ahead of Palestinians'
Posted 4/23/09

Israel’s Military Option
Posted 4/23/09

The Looming Threat of a Nuclear Iran
Posted 4/20/09

What would be the timetable for Israel strike on Iran? <- FEATURE!!! 
The timing of Saturday's Times of London article, which claimed that the Israel Defense Forces is training for an attack on Iran on very short notice, is certainly no coincidence. Israel is trying to make clear that even though the United States plans to begin a diplomatic dialogue with Iran, it holds a realistic military option against Tehran's nuclear program. Without a deal that assuages Israel's concerns, there may be no other choice but to attack.
Posted 4/20/09

Iran blames Israel for tensions with Egypt
Posted 4/16/09

Iran complains to UN about Israeli "threats"
Posted 4/16/09

Iran keeps pace with North Korea, plans a second, bigger satellite launch
Posted 4/16/09

Iran willing to build new relationship with US
Posted 4/16/09

Israel's Air & Missile Forces Could Wipe out Iran's Nuclear Sites
Posted 4/16/09

Russia Boosts Its Satan and Stalin Missile Arsenal
Posted 4/16/09

Building a Global Movement to Bless Israel
Israeli President Shimon Peres this weekend hinted of a possible coming strike against Iranian nuclear and military sites. According to a report in the Jerusalem Post, Peres said he hoped President Obama's call for dialogue with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would be heeded, but warned that if such talks don't soften the Iranian president's approach, "we'll strike him." The comments come on the heels of Benjamin Netanyahu being sworn in as Israel's new Prime Minister and assembling a war cabinet to prepare for possible eventualities with Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas.
Posted 4/15/09

Ahmadinejad: Germans still hate the Jews
Iranian president says Germans need not worry about whether or not Holocaust happened
Posted 4/14/09

Dovish Peres threatens Israeli strike on Iran
Israel's dovish president says if US diplomatic effors fail, Israel will attack Iran's nuclear facilities
Posted 4/14/09

Iran plans largest air show ever
Posted 4/14/09

Iran president dismisses demand to halt atom work
Posted 4/14/09

Israeli President: If talks don't soften Ahmadinejad 'we'll strike him'...
Posted 4/14/09

Peres: Iran aspires to 'control Mideast' <- Gee, ya think??? :) 
"Sooner or later, the world will realize that Iran wishes to take over the Middle East, and that it has colonial ambitions," Peres said.
Posted 4/14/09

Jerusalem stammers, Washington deaf to Iran's race for nuke

"Israel expects the international community [again] to act firmly to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons," the source said. Oh yes? Isn't that where we came in three governments ago?
Posted 4/13/09

Russia test-fires intercontinental missile  
Posted 4/13/09

Biden: New Israel would be 'ill-advised' to attack Iran
Presenting his new government to Israel's parliament a week ago, Netanyahu alluded to an eventual nuclear-armed Iran as the biggest threat to his Jewish state. 
Posted 4/9/09

Chavez says China part of 'new world order'
"No one can be ignorant that the center of gravity of the world has moved to Beijing," Chavez told China's president and Communist Party leader Hu Jintao. 
Posted 4/9/09

Iran to say mastering final stage of nuclear cycle
"I will have good nuclear news for the honored Iranian nation tomorrow (April 9)," Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday in a televised speech at the central city of Isfahan. 
Posted 4/9/09

Israel tests system to shoot down Iranian missiles
"I will have good nuclear news for the honored Iranian nation tomorrow (April 9)," Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday in a televised speech at the central city of Isfahan. 
Posted 4/9/09

Netanyahu: U.S. Must Stop Iran or We Will
Posted 4/6/09

Turkey: Thousands demonstrate against US, NATO
Posted 4/6/09

The Evolving Turkish Role in Mideast Peace Diplomacy
Posted 4/3/09

Syria: 'Through war or peace we'll free Golan'
Despite indications that indirect talks between Syria and Israel are soon to be back on track, Syrian President Bashar Assad struck a militant tone on Thursday, regarding one of the more contentious issues in negotiations, saying that either through war or through peace, Israel would eventually withdraw from the Golan Heights.
Posted 4/3/09

Benjamin Netanyahu takes office with a warning to Iran
Benjamin Netanyahu declared that a "radical regime" with nuclear weapons was the "biggest danger to humanity" on Tuesday as he took office as Israel's prime minister.
Posted 4/2/09

'Iran will soon become friendly toward Israel'
Former Iranian parliament member says current gov't will soon fall, be replaced by far more friendly one
Posted 4/2/09

Kremlin guru predicts Vladimir Putin will rule new Soviet empire 
Posted 4/2/09

Obama Leaves Israel as 'Lone Ranger’ in Nuclear Iran
Israel and the United States are heading towards a parting of the ways on how to deal with the threat of Iranian nuclear capability, according to an article published Tuesday in the Middle East Times. 
Posted 4/2/09

US must end Iran nuke drive or Israel may attack, Netanyahu warns 
Posted 4/2/09

In bombing Sudan, Israel sends message to Iran
What does Iran learn from all this? That Israel possesses exceptional intelligence, a willingness to take great risk, and an ability to act successfully against targets far from Israel's borders. Yet Iran knew all this after the previous strikes. If the reports are true, the bombing in Sudan was an important message of deterrence from Israel to Iran, yet the road from Sudan to the destruction of Iran's nuclear program is a long one.
Posted 3/27/09

Pentagon Questions Growing Chinese Military Power
Posted 3/26/09

Take Your Poison, Israel
Israel has already decided to attack Iran with the intention of setting back the nuclear program by a few years. Likud, Kadima and Labour seem to be in agreement. Such an attack will be very difficult, giving the distance to Iran and the lack of any agreement to traverse anyone's airspace. Israel originally hoped to get American approval to fly through Iraq's air space. But now that the US has signed an Agreement with Iraq giving them control of the airspace, this is not an option. But all is not lost. Should Israel violate Iraq's airspace, Iraq has no means to prevent such incursion. They have no air force and no missile system to oppose it. I am not aware of any term of the agreement which would obligate the US to act on their behalf.
Posted 3/25/09

Iran sets terms for U.S. ties
Iran has responded to U.S. President Barack Obama's offer of better relations by demanding policy changes from Washington, but the Islamic state is not closing the door to a possible thaw in ties with its old foe.
Posted 3/24/09

GRANDSON OF KHOMEINI FIERCELY DENOUNCES REVOLUTION: The “mother of the Revolution” is dead at 93 <- FEATURE!!!
Yet, in an extraordinary development, as I report in my new book, one of the Khomeini heirs is denouncing his grandfather’s and grandmother’s legacy and is calling for the creation of a pro-American democracy in Iran. What’s more, this grandson is siding with pro-democracy forces against the re-election of Ahmadinejad in June.
Posted 3/24/09

Israel may attack Iran nuclear sites with ballistic missiles
Posted 3/18/09

Saudi-Egyptian-Syrian summit in Riyadh Wednesday
The Saudi King Abdullah and Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak hope their meeting with Assad Wednesday will starting isolating Iran in the region and knock over the power bases it has built up in such places as the Gaza Strip.
Posted 3/11/09

Iran passes dreaded 'point of no return' <- DUH, ya THINK??? 
Israeli intel chief says international community has failed in its quest to stop Iran before it's too late
Posted 3/10/09

Barak Says Israel will ‘Stop at Nothing’ to Deny Iran Nukes
“We see the continuation of the Iranian nuclear project as a potential existential threat against the State of Israel. We are taking no option off the table, and we recommend that others do the same,” he added. “We mean what we say,” Barak intoned.
Posted 2/27/09

Israel could be destroyed - IDF
Israel’s military believes that the Jewish state faces an existential threat from Iran, and has made confronting that threat its primary focus for 2009.
Posted 2/18/09

Israel launches covert war against Iran
It is using hitmen, sabotage, front companies and double agents to disrupt the regime's illicit weapons project, the experts say. The most dramatic element of the "decapitation" programme is the planned assassination of top figures involved in Iran's atomic operations. Despite fears in Israel and the US that Iran is approaching the point of no return in its ability to build atom bomb, Israeli officials are aware of the change in mood in Washington since President Barack Obama took office.
Posted 2/18/09

Russia close to selling S-300 anti-air missiles to Iran for its nuclear sites
Posted 2/17/09

Russian units raid Georgian airfields for use in Israeli strike against Iran <- FEATURE!!! 
Under the secret agreement with Georgia, the airfields had been earmarked for use by Israeli fighter-bombers taking off to strike Iran in return for training and arms supplies.
Posted 2/11/09

Barak: More Iranian ships bound for Gaza
Posted 2/6/09

Iran: Obama is a Zionist agent
Top cleric says Zionists put Obama in offices for their purpose, and that his election will not mend US-Iran rift
Posted 2/5/09

Obama Administration gravely concerned by first all-Iranian satellite
Posted 2/5/09

Israel to Attack Iran Within a Month.....Oops, Did I say that out Loud ? Ambassador Slips Up!... <- VIDEO
Posted 2/4/09

Charge: Ahmadinejad Rants to Hide His Jewish Roots <- Isn't this a hoot??? 
Khazali, son of Ayatollah Abu Al-Kassam Khazali, says that Ahmadinejad changed his Jewish name on his ID card in order to hide his roots. Khazali the son says that the president hides his Jewish roots by attacking Israel and the Jews, and by expressing strong Muslim religious beliefs.
Posted 1/29/09

Egypt Blocks Iranian Ship at Suez Canal
Egypt has so far blocked an Iranian ship from crossing the Suez Canal, where it would then proceed to the Mediterranean Sea and probably on to Gaza. The ship is believed to be carrying a cargo of weaponry for Hamas terrorists. The move has won high marks from Jerusalem and the U.S.
Posted 1/29/09

Iran plans to knock out U.S. with 1 nuclear bomb <- FEATURE!!! 
Tests missiles for electromagnetic pulse weapon that could destroy America's technical infrastructure
Posted 1/27/09

Iranian arms ship intercepted by US warship has sealed secret holds
The Iranian ship boarded by a US Navy Coast Guard team on the Red Sea last week before it could smuggle arms to Hamas is now disclosed by DEBKAfile's military sources to have tried to trick the search team by enclosing its rocket cargo in secret compartments behind layers of steel. Furthermore, our sources reveal, the US has not yet found a harbor in the region for carrying out a thorough search.
Posted 1/26/09

Two US warships escort Iranian ship carrying arms for Hamas out through Suez Canal
DEBKAfile's military sources report that a US Navy Coast Guard team this week boarded an Iranian arms ship flying a Cypriot flag in the Red Sea and found weapons in its hold
Posted 1/26/09

Iran wants to get Hamas better missiles
Tehran says it will give the Palestinian terror group long-range Fajr missiles for next round of fighting with Israel
Posted 1/23/09

Ahmadinejad: Israel at end of line, will soon fade away
Posted 12/15/08

Iran preparing for war?
Islamic Republic reportedly takes up strategic positions in Africa, triples ballistic missile arsenal
Posted 12/10/08

Moscow sends warships on Mediterranean tour, offers Lebanon heavy weapons
Posted 12/9/08

Breaking News:  Justice Thomas Forces Supreme Court to Look at Obama Citizenship Case
The Obama controversy could be concluded if they would but release his official  birth certificate, that documents WHERE he was born, and other pertinent facts surrounding his birth.  Why they refuse to do this only fuels the fires of speculation.  In fact a WND story today shows that his associates were arguing to do away with the “natural born US citizen requirement” to be president as early as 2006 adds to the theory that this was a concern of those close to him at least 2 years ago.
Posted 12/5/08

With a rocket and 5000 centrifuges, Iran defies the world
The regime of Iranian megalomaniac Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Wednesday that the country has 5000 centrifuges now operating to process uranium that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.
Posted 11/28/08

Does Olmert-Bush summit portend strike on Iran?
Why else would the two lame duck leaders need to urgently get together just weeks before leaving office?
Posted 11/24/08

Israeli air force ready to hit Iran nuclear sites
Air Force chief says only question over whether or not to attack Iran is political
Posted 11/21/08

Russia to buy Israeli drones after facing them in battle
Russian army impressed by Israeli drones deployed by Georgian army last summer
Posted 11/17/08

Iran says it tested nuclear bomb
Iranian nuclear scientists says recent earthquakes were actually underground atomic bomb tests
Posted 11/4/08

Reports: Iran's Ahmadinejad is severely ill
Iranian websites say president is suffering from severe illness, has had to cancel numerous recent engagements, including cabinet meeting
Posted 10/25/08

Israel has short time to hit Iran’s Nuclear Sites if Moscow sells Tehran S-300 systems
Posted 10/8/08

Israel surrenders part of downtown Jerusalem to Russia
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday won the cabinet support he needs to officially surrender a large structure in downtown Jerusalem to the Russians when he flies to Moscow on Monday.
Posted 10/6/08

Russian Live Missile Fire Air Exercise Near Alaska
Posted 10/6/08

US radar in Israel might be trained on Russia
Radar offered as early warning for possible Iranian attack may be part of global missile shield against Russian missiles
Posted 10/6/08

Report: Israel wanted to attack Iran last spring
Olmert reportedly presented strike plan to Bush in May, but failed to gain necessary US backing; Israel could still attack Iran soon
Posted 9/30/08

Ahmadinejad: Israel won't survive in any shape or form
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that the idea of a Greater Israel, which includes the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, is a thing of the past, and that anyone who still thinks in this way is delusional. Ahmadinejad said that "while some say the idea of Greater Israel has expired, I say the idea of a Lesser Israel has expired, too."
Posted 9/22/08

Christians demand UN indict Ahmadinejad over threats to Israel
Petitioned signed by 55,000 demand arrest of Iranian leader when he arrives to address UN in New York City next week
Posted 9/22/08

Intel shows Iran fitting missiles with nuclear-capable warheads
Iran redesigning Shihab-3 missile to carry nukes; US official says Bush Admin believes diplomacy is working, will not strike Iran
Posted 9/22/08

War Preps: Israel Building Underground Hospitals
Two major hospitals in Israel are building underground facilities in preparation for Israel’s next war.
Posted 9/8/08

Israel Has Decided: Iran Will Not Have Nukes
Maariv's veteran political reporter Ben Caspit stops short of detailing the precise solution Israel will implement to put an end to Iran's nuclear program, but writes, "Preparations for an Israeli military option intended to stop Iran's nuclear program are underway."
Posted 9/2/08

The West is raging with impotence at the Russian occupation of Georgia!
If NATO does not respond with all-out war, the impotent nature of the West against the Russian Bear would be laid out in public for all to see.
Posted 8/29/08

Russia moves missiles into Georgia
RUSSIA has moved short-range SS-21 missile launchers into South Ossetia since fighting there came to a halt, possibly putting the Georgian capital Tbilisi in range, US officials said today.
Posted 8/20/08

Georgian army flees in disarray as Russians advance
Posted 8/18/08

Israelis eager to join Georgia in fight against Russia
Many of Israel's 80,000 Georgian Jews trying to return to home country to join fight against Russian invaders; Moscow thanks Jerusalem for backing off
Posted 8/18/08

Russia expands Georgia blitz, deploys ships
Posted 8/18/08

Three major US naval strike forces due this week in Persian Gulf 
DEBKAfile’s military sources note that the arrival of the three new American flotillas will raise to five the number of US strike forces in Middle East waters – an unprecedented build-up since the crisis erupted over Iran’s nuclear program.
Posted 8/15/08

Israelis eager to join Georgia in fight against Russia
Many of Israel's 80,000 Georgian Jews trying to return to home country to join fight against Russian invaders; Moscow thanks Jerusalem for backing off.
Posted 8/14/08

Georgia 'downs two Russian warplanes' as countries move to brink of war
Posted 8/11/08

Iran set to receive advanced Russian anti-aircraft system
Russian-made S-300 considered one of best anti-aircraft systems in the world; Israel recently practiced against S-300 units in Greece.
Posted 7/24/08

Israel Planning To Hit Iran's Nuclear Facilities
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has already sent Israel's three Dolphin-class nuclear submarines to the Gulf of Oman within striking distance of Iran.
Posted 7/18/08

Earthquake Destroyed China's Largest Military Armory, Says Source
Posted 7/14/08

IAF unveils squadron of jets said to be capable of striking Iran <- VIDEO
Posted 7/14/08

Israeli warplanes taking up position in Iraq?
Iraqi officials say Israeli warplanes conducting exercises, operating out of US airbase in their country in preparation for strike on neighboring Iran
Posted 7/14/08

The weapons of World War III
It will 'be fought in the electromagnetic spectrum'
Posted 7/10/08

The government of Turkey may be at the crossroads (by David Bay)
...through which it must pass if it is to fulfill Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy, the "Gog-Magog Invasion"!
Posted 7/2/08

Revelation wipes that snotty look off his face
Posted 5/19/08

Ahmedinejad: 'Israel is collapsing and nothing will be able to save it!'
Posted 4/14/08

Israeli minister: We'll destroy Iran if they attack
Cabinet minister says Iran is aware of Israel's power, but tempting fate anyway; Iran announces major step toward acquiring nuclear arms.
Posted 4/14/08

Israel: We'll 'destroy' Iran
Israel will "destroy" Iran if Tehran decided to launch a war against the Jewish state, says Israeli Infrastructure Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer.
Posted 4/10/08

German Chancellor Merkel begins Israel visit
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel Sunday to begin a three-day visit, which both countries hope, will usher in a new phase in bilateral relations.
Posted 3/20/08