Ezekiel 38 (and 39)

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Excerpt: LONDON (AFP) - A shock military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities would be a "mistake", the European Union (news - web sites)'s foreign policy chief Javier Solana said in a British television interview.

Asked about US Vice President Dick Cheney's warning last month that Israel might attack Iran's nuclear facilities without warning, Solana said: "I think that would be something I would not like to see taking place. That would be a mistake. That will complicate enormously the situation."

I've always wondered what would possess Persia (Iran) to attack Israel in Ezekiel 38.....Now I know....

Looks like the Lord is coming back.......

-- Anonymous, February 06, 2005



In case your curiousity wasn't piqued.... IRAN REPORTS DEFENSE TIES WITH RUSSIA

NICOSIA [MENL] -- For the first time in years, Iran has reported defense and military relations with Russia.

Iran's ambassador to Russia reported defense and military cooperation between the two countries. It was the first time a senior Iranian official asserted that the two countries were engaged in defense and military projects.

"Russian-Iranian cooperation is also developing in the military and technical sphere," Iranian ambassador to Moscow Gholamreza Shafei said.

Shafei was quoted by the Russian Itar-Tass news agency as saying that Iran sought to develop cooperation with Moscow. Shafei did not cite any defense and military projects between the two countries.

Now there was an article published 6 years ago that then V.P. Gore was furious that Russia had sold 2.8 Billion in nuclear technology to Iran. That was 6 years ago. Stay tuned. Stay focused. Stay in prayer.

-- Anonymous, February 06, 2005

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/06/international/middleeast/06shiites. html? oref=login&hp&ex=1107752400&en=9d100332d7bb408b&ei=5094&partner=homep age

Excerpts from the NYTimes (looks like we will be installing an Iran- style Theocracy in Iraq):

"NAJAF, Iraq, Feb. 4 - With religious Shiite parties poised to take power in the new constitutional assembly, leading Shiite clerics are pushing for Islam to be recognized as the guiding principle of the new constitution.

Exactly how Islamic to make the document is the subject of debate.

At the very least, the clerics say, the constitution should ensure that legal measures overseeing personal matters like marriage, divorce and family inheritance fall under Shariah, or Koranic law. For example, daughters would receive half the inheritances of sons under that law.

On other issues, opinion varies, with the more conservative leaders insisting that Shariah be the foundation for all legislation.

Such a constitution would be a sharp departure from the transitional law that the Americans enacted before appointing the interim Iraqi government led by Prime Minister Ayad Allawi. American officials pressed Iraqi politicians drafting that law in early 2004 to guarantee equal rights for women and minorities. The Americans also persuaded the authors to designate Islam as just "a source" of legislation.

That irked senior Shiite clerics here, who, confident they now have a popular mandate from the elections, are advocating for Islam to be acknowledged as the underpinning of the government. They also insist that the Americans stay away from the writing of the new constitution."

-- Anonymous, February 07, 2005

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