Apr 28, 2008

Why Islam’s Hunger For Nukes?

By Hal Lindsey

The United State developed the “Manhattan Project” for the express purpose of creating a weapon that would defeat the Axis Powers and bring the Second World War to a close. It used its super-weapon exactly twice; once over Hiroshima and a second over Nagasaki a few days later.

Historians can debate over the details, speculate about Washington’s motives, argue over whether or not the weapon should ever have been developed, but none of that changes the bare facts. The Japanese had already demonstrated their willingness to fight to the last man at Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Saipan and Okinawa. The day before the Enola Gay dropped “Fat Man” over Hiroshima, the Japanese Imperial command was planning the defense of the home islands. Millions of Japanese civilians prepared to sacrifice themselves for their Emperor. A week later, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally.

In 1948, the USSR officially became the world's second nuclear power, setting off an arms race appropriately nicknamed the MAD Doctrine, for Mutually Assured Destruction.

War equaled global annihilation, and peace prevailed. A cold peace, but it was the longest period of peace between the three world wars of the 20th century.

As Osama bin Laden was issuing is declaration of war against America in 1996, Pakistan and North Korea were independently preparing to upset the delicate balance in the MAD Doctrine by developing their own nuclear weapons programs.

The ‘Father of the Islamic Bomb’, A. Q. Khan set up a nuclear proliferation network to assist other Islamic states in developing their own nuclear weapons programs.

After seeing the fate of Saddam Hussien, Libya’s Muammar Khadaffi announced his nation was part of the A. Q. Khan network and asked the UN to please come and dismantle his network – before somebody else got hurt. But the nuclear genie was out of the bottle.

When the Iranian nuclear weapons program was uncovered, Moscow denied the evidence and continued to fulfill its multi-billion dollar nuclear contracts in defiance of international pleas. Suddenly, everybody in the neighborhood wanted his own nuclear programs. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia and Turkey are all on record as seeking their own nuclear programs.

Last fall, Israeli Defense Forces conducted a sneak air attack against an unnamed target deep inside eastern Syria along the Euphrates River. Rumors that the target was a Syrian nuclear facility were laughed off the by UN’s atomic energy watchdogs, who said Syria lacked the capacity.

Syria initially denied the Israeli air strike, claiming an explosion in an aging underground weapons bunker. On Thursday, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley told the House Intelligence agency that Syria not only had a nuclear reactor, but also was only weeks from being functional when Israel destroyed it.

The reactor was of North Korean design and believed to be built by the North Koreans in Syria. One has to ask, why the sudden, insatiable hunger for nuclear power among the nations of the Islamic Middle East? The ‘peaceful energy use’ argument doesn’t pass the laugh test – the Middle East is awash with oil.

Clearly, the only logical alternative explanation is nuclear weapons. This forces another important question. Why? For self-defense against their Muslim neighbors?

This is like arguing in favor of using a sledgehammer when only a flyswatter is needed. Wars in the Middle East are between family members. Muslims aren’t dumb enough to obliterate their neighbors and leave their own neighborhoods uninhabitable for 500 years or so.

The number one target is Israel. But they aren’t likely to use them to obliterate Israel – for the same reason that kept America and Russia at bay for half a century – Mutually Assured Destruction – PLUS the risk of destroying the sacred sites of Jerusalem. And any use of nuclear weapons on Israel would have lethal effects on many neighboring Muslim nations. Radioactive fallout plays no favorites. It travels with the winds as they will.

In the light of this, I can’t help but wonder if even THEY know why they want nukes. But nevertheless, they can’t seem to help themselves.

The answers come quickly if we consult the ancient Hebrew prophets. They clearly predict that Israel will be attacked by a Russian-Iranian led Islamic alliance in one last suicidal attempt in the last days to obliterate Israel. But the prophet Ezekiel predicts the armies will fall upon the mountains of Israel in a battle he describes this way:

“And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.” (Ezekiel 38:23)

This is the same battlefield predicted by the prophet Joel. He portrays the scene as “wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.” (Joel 2:30)

“And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” (Zechariah 14:12) Note that their flesh will be consumed while they are still standing on their feet. Something completely unknown until 25 centuries later with the advent of thermonuclear warheads.

Each of these passages describes the effects of nuclear war, as seen from the perspective of humans being shown by God technologies far beyond their wildest dreams. At that time, they had never even heard of gunpowder, let alone a colossal column of smoke that spewed fire, molten elements and giant hailstones.

And how would someone in the 6th and 5th century BC describe an entire battlefield formation being vaporized by a battlefield nuke? According to the Bible, the invading Islamic alliance will bring nukes to the party.

According to the latest intelligence reports, the Islamic world is actively seeking nukes to defend itself against unseen enemies, for reasons they can’t fully explain even to themselves. And all of this is being pursued headlong despite the costs both to their budgets and their international standing.

It would appear that they are preparing for a war they don’t yet know they are going to fight. This is exactly the scenario the Bible prophets spelled out centuries ago. We are indeed living in the very last of the last days. Keep tuned for the sound of the trumpet.