The link below (from FOX News) is most intriguing. Remarkably, it cites Iran’s leader as saying the USA and the Israelis “don’t have the courage” to launch an attack vs. Iran. In a meeting with Brazilian President da Silva, Iranian President Ahmadinejad said that a military strike against Iran was no longer an option for the West, and that this was clear “even for mentally challenged people.” An Iranian air force commander also “boasted Iran could deter any military strike by Israel.” The tone of these comments heaps scorn on American and Israeli leaders for not attacking Iran.

Iran’s leader is all but daring the USA and the Israelis to attack Iran. He is practically calling American and Israeli leaders “cowards” for not attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities. Why would he do this? I suggest two possibilities. The first is that an attack vs. Iran would likely rally the Iranian people around the current regime and this would prop up the Mullahs and the Ahmadinejad government (a highly desirable outcome for the current leaders of Iran no matter what damage is done to Iran’s nuclear facilities). It is also likely that a preemptive strike vs. Iran will not take out all of Iran’s nuclear facilities which are scattered and hidden under mountainous regions. The nuclear facility under a mountain near Qom, Iran was only recently discovered, and a previous blog documented that the British intelligence service had found more such hidden facilities under Iranian mountains. Some may be buried so far underneath mountains that only a nuclear strike could destroy them.

The second reason is that Iran may now secretly be hosting the latest in Russian and Chinese weaponry that those nations are eager to test against the attacking warplanes, missiles and ships of the USA and Israel. Such weaponry would include numerous waves of cruise missiles (perhaps including the Russian “sizzler” supersonic cruise missile) fired from Iranian soil against all American ships in the Persian Gulf.  It is reported that Iran has shipped 30,000-40,000 missiles of various kinds to Hezbollah to use against Israel. If Iran can ship that many surplus rockets to a client state like Hezbollah in South Lebanon, how many missiles does Iran itself have? Russia and China may also have secretly installed their latest defensive weaponry in Iran without the West knowing about it, and those systems may be manned by Russian and Chinese technicians. I have suggested that possibility in previous blogs at this site. Ezekiel 38-39 prophesy that Russia, China and Iran will all be part of the “Gog Magog” alliance that will eventually attack the modern nations of the ten tribes of “Israel” (concentrated in NATO and the western nations) in the latter days. Iran’s very challenging public statements indicate that Iran (and its allies, Russia and China) may be itching for a skirmish to test their latest weaponry vs. American and western weaponry.

Of course, my analysis of the very challenging comments by Iran’s leader may be wrong. On the other hand, it may be right on target as Iran is all but daring the Americans and Israelis to attack it. At some point this crisis will have to be resolved. The Americans and Israelis (and whatever allies they have with them) will either have to attack Iran or back down ignominiously, accept a nuclear-armed Iran and appear weak in the eyes of the entire world. I wonder how much longer we will have to wait for the answer.

PS. For newcomers to this blog who may be confused concerning my linking the NATO nations to the modern house of “Israel” in biblical prophecies, I urge you to read the article “The USA in Prophecy” at my homepage and either read the free articles on this subject at the “articles” links or listen to the free audio messages about the “ten tribes of Israel” at the speeches link at this website. Doing so will make biblical prophecies and modern geopolitics more understandable and relevant to you.,2933,576505,00.html?test=latestnews