Although there is no open warfare going on between the Israelis and Iran, or the USA and Iran, it is clear that a secret war against Iran is being fought by someone with very high technological and intelligence skills. A previous blog post reported that Iran’s nuclear facilities were all hit by a computer hacking attack which implanted a worm/virus called Stuxnet into Iran’s main computers that run the operations of its nuclear sites—the above-ground Bushehr plant and almost certainly all the other secret underground nuclear facilities Iran has buried under its mountains (also the subject of a previous blog post).

The latest attack against Iran’s ability to wage war came in the form of a surprise attack against Iran’s “secret” missile-launching base which housed Iran’s most sophisticated and deadly missiles. These long-range missiles were capable of attacking Israeli cities as well as any American base in Iraq (plus many targets in Sunni Arab nations and perhaps even some American bases in Afghanistan). Iran had reportedly spent an immense amount of money to build this secret underground missile-launching facility underneath an Iranian air base, but some western intelligence agency not only found out about it but figured out a way to smuggle bombs into it in order to destroy it. One wonders if the “invisibility” technology being developed in the West was involved in this secretive attack. This invisibility technology has been discussed in previous blog posts and if it has been perfected to the point that people or objects can be “cloaked,” it would explain how agents and bombs were smuggled past what Iran thought was impenetrable security measures.

The timing of the mysterious blast also “sent a message” to Iran. The secret Iranian missile base was destroyed just one day before Iran’s president visited Hezbollah lands along the Lebanese-Israeli border.

Iran’s ability to make nuclear warheads was dramatically set back by the Stuxnet computer attack and Iran’s ability to fire any missiles with nuclear or other WMD warheads has also “suffered a devastating blow.” The bottom line is that war is already being waged against Iran’s nuclear weapons program whether it is openly being acknowledged or not. There are important lessons to be learned from these actions. The ability of the western nations to attack and disable the computers of the nations within the Gog-Magog alliance is more advanced than anyone in the Gog-Magog nations thought possible. It is also highly probable that Sunni Arab intelligence agencies contributed knowledge or personnel to make the attack on the Iranian missile-launching facility a success. The Saudis and other Sunni Arab nations are just as threatened by Iran as are the Israelis and Americans so Sunni Arab nations have a major stake in making sure that such anti-Iranian missions succeed. A variety of my previous blog posts predicted that an American-Israeli-Sunni Arab alliance was likely to develop in reaction to them all being threatened by Iran. The recent well-executed attack against Iran’s well-guarded, main missile-firing base indicates just such cooperation might be occurring.

The ease with which Iran’s computers were attacked and the ease with which western intelligence agencies located and disabled Iran’s hidden missile-firing base must also give pause to the war-planners in Moscow and Beijing as well as in Tehran. The West is clearly not as helpless as they had once thought. It is also clear that the West has both the will and the means to launch such attacks in its own behalf. The thought has also no doubt occurred to high-level minds in Moscow and Beijing that if Iran’s highly-guarded facilities were easily located and disabled by western intelligence agencies, similar “secret” facilities in Russia and China may also be both known and equally vulnerable.

While the Bible does predict the Western nations will eventually be attacked by the “eastern” Gog-Magog nations in the latter days (Ezekiel 38-39 and Revelation 16:12-21), the Bible does not at all prophecy the western nations will be helpless. Ezekiel 38:21 records that God calls for all the attacked nations of the West (the modern nations of the ten tribes of Israel and their allies) to use their “swords” (weaponry) against the Gog-Magog nations when that attack occurs and Ezekiel 39:3 prophesies that some of the Gog-Magog alliance’s long-range missiles (“arrows” in ancient parlance) will either malfunction or be destroyed). Zechariah 12:1-7 and 14:1-14 also prophecy that God will Divinely help defend Judah and Jerusalem in the latter days. Genesis 49:22-24 prophesy that God will also Divinely help the nations of the modern tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (“Joseph”—The UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA and their allies) when they are attacked in the latter days.

This was a good week for the Western alliance and a bad one for the Gog-Magog alliance. Given God’s protective prophecies, I think we should also thank God for blessing the success of the Stuxnet and missile-base attacks against Iran.