Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Iran
Iran may have nuclear weapons by 2012 according to the head of the US CIA:
CIA chief warns Iran could have nukes ready by 2012
AFP – June 27, 2010
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Iran has enough low-enriched uranium to make two weapons, which it could have prepared and ready for delivery as early as 2012, CIA director Leon Panetta warned Sunday.
“We think they have enough low-enriched uranium for two weapons,” Panetta told the ABC network’s “This Week” program.
Tehran would need a year to enrich it fully to produce a bomb and it would take “another year to develop the kind of weapon delivery system in order to make that viable,” he said. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100627/pl_afp/irannuclearpoliticsuscia
Israel seems to have plans to stop Iran from being nuclear before 2012–though negotiations could affect them.
Since Iran is NOT going to be the leader of the final King of the South, something is likely to happen (an attack from Israel/USA and/or civil unrest/revolution are two possibilities) to stop Iran from getting enough power to lead the final Islamic confederation.
But since Iran’s goal is to cause enough conflict to cause the fulfillment one or more Shi’ite prophecies (see Forbes: Iran Preparing for War and the Mahdi), it is likely to be in the news for a while.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
The Arab World (and Iran) In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? How might Iran be involved?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama be involved in 2012?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This also has YouTube videos. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, many have already started to come to pass.