Iran is now a "nuclear power," its President, Mahmoud Ahamdinejad, delcared Wednesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency.
During a speech delivered in the Western Iranian province of Javanroud, Ahmadinejad said: " The Islamic Republic of Iran is now a nuclear power, thanks to the hard work of the Iranian people and authorities."
The announcement of Iran as a "nuclear power" is bound to significantly escalate tensions between the West and Iran, and marks a dramatic stage in the Islamic Republic's nuclear campaign.
In recent days, the US military has begun to build up forces around the Gulf, in what is being seen as as a warning to Iran....
Jim, if you think the Jews have special rights and privileges over Christians, that it's them and not us that are God's Chosen People --
why do you not become a Jew? What's stopping you?
If you prefer the Jews over the Christians, why be a self-hater? Just go join up with the side you really think the most of. Go ahead, be true to yourself.
But remember that they have a curse on them. They called en masse for Jesus to be crucified, said Crucify Him! Crucify Him! His blood be upon us and on our children!
Go ahead and support their murder of the innocent people, the children, the mothers and fathers, in the lands around them, lands where the people have lived for centuries, and the phony Jews went and pushed them out based on what they claim to be their superior rights because of DNA.
God is not a racist, and Judaism is JUST a religion, a FALSE religion. You can join any time. But you just may be shocked to find out what the wicked Talmud says about Jesus and the "goy."
You just have no idea of what's going on behind the scenes with the intelligence operatives of the U.S., Britain and Israel. All is not as it seems. Do a Google on mind-control, MK ULTRA, M5, Manchurian Candidate.
Ankerberg is part of the Illuminati controlled opposition, so stop trusting him. Wake up.
Voice of Reason, some of your comments are irrational. As it was seen, Israel even had a hard time handling the terrorists in Lebanon. The targets of the nuclear sites in Iran are scattered around and some of them are dug in.
Besides Islam is an enemy of Christianity. So, the U.S. and Israel should go together and take out Iran's nuclear and missile capabilities.
It amazes me that so many people call God a liar. His promises to Abraham were not based on the behavior of Israel. (See: http://www.ihcc.org/images/booklets/pdf/L127.pdf And listen to: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=8406101051 )
Saying that God will go back on his promises to Israel is just not possible. He could more easily go back on what he promised Christians!
Why? Should we send in the troops to Israel, who not only has nuclear power but "its air force is led by F-15 and F-16 fighters, armed with U.S-designed missiles and precision-guided munitions,â€ť (WA Times, â€śMilitary power Challenged,â€ť 8/10/06). â€śIsrael receives $1.8 billion annually in military aid, used to buy U.S. equipment. The IDF active force numbers about 170,000 on an annual budget of $34 billionâ€¦The army is built around six divisions and nearly 1,700 main battle tanks. The air force maintains 400 combat aircraft. The naval fleet features three submarines able to fire cruise missiles, and 66 coastal boats with guns and ground-attack missiles.â€ť
Israel justifies her military superiority as vital to her survival, and American Christians agree. They believe theyâ€™re blessing Godâ€™s chosen people and helping fulfill His plan of the ages by empowering the Jews to recover their Promised Land.
The prophet Ezekiel foresaw â€śtiny Israelâ€ť someday in total military dominion of the world. He saw Israel as â€śa land of unwalled villagesâ€ť (38:11) where Jews live â€śin safety in their land with no one to make them afraidâ€ť (39:26).
But Ezekiel says Israel enjoys her power in defiance of God, in â€śunfaithfulness,â€ť (39:26) and â€śuncleanness (39:24). For this reason, God is angry and grieved, â€śhiding His faceâ€ť (39:24) from Israel.
From her position of power, Scripture says, Israel will subjugate the nations, including the very Christians who empowered her rise.
Already Israel has achieved incredible military and political power. Does she have to resort to a slingshot and a prayer? Hardly. She can lob an arsenal of nukes, not stones, at her enemies.
Indeed, the sons of David have become the Philistine monster, while Palestinians try to resist with little more than rocks. During the 1988 Gaza rebellion, Israeli prime minister Yitzak Rabin ordered soldiers to break the arms and legs of Palestinian youths resisting Israeli occupation. What was the pretext for such cruelty? Rabin said Israeli troops could no longer endure being pelted with stones.