Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister, Moshe Yaalon, disclosed that a large blast about 30 miles outside of Tehran last November was responsible for destroying a missile factory. This was not news to many, but what was news is that there is credible evidence now that this factory was in the process of making a new missile system with a range of 6000 miles, which is capable of targeting the United States with a Nuclear tipped missile. Previously, Iran only had missile systems capable of hitting targets 1500 miles away. This endangered Israel and parts of Europe, but fell far short of reaching the United States.
There is also other disturbing information about Iran’s nuclear capabilities according to a Debka File report. Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Major General Aviv Kochavi reported on February 2nd that currently Iran has 100 kilos of 20-pc enriched uranium, which is enough to make four or five nukes. This information runs counter to U.S. intelligence estimates. A recent report by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stated that a nuclear threat from Iran is very unlikely and that they were much farther from having a nuclear weapon. His concern was from attacks on U.S. soil through terrorist strikes – even as high as at the presidential level. This was due to the intelligence gained from the foiled attack on the Saudi Arabian ambassador last year.
Considering the pitiful intelligence that caught us off guard regarding the North Korean nuclear program, we would do better to trust the Israeli reports than many of our own. But what does all this mean in the prophetic world?
This will not be Armageddon. But it can be the event that triggers the Gog-Magog war that happens in Ezekiel 37-38. That battle involves an astounding number of nations that have pledged to support and be in alliance with Iran in case of an Israeli pre-emptive strike. One scenario that could work out is that after Israel strikes to destroy Iran’s nuclear program, these nations, which are a who’s who of the Gog-Magog coalition, will rise up and take their place in an attack on Israel from the North. On that we will have to wait and see. But one thing that is for certain is this . . . no longer is Iran just a threat to the little Satan (their name for Israel). With this information we clearly see that the big Satan (their name for the United States) is now clearly at risk as well.