Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Iran
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak who claimed that the world would be better off with a preemptive strike by Israel against Iran than Iran getting nuclear weapons (see Israel Declares Another “Red Line” That Would Cause it to Take Military Action Against Syria) also made other statements of interest:
26 July 2012
Barak Warns Israel Ready to Go It Alone on Iran
Have Israeli leaders gotten tired of waiting for Obama on Iran?…Barak said “having to deal with the challenge” of an Iran possessing nuclear bombs “would be many times more complex, dangerous and costly, both in terms of human life and in terms of resources, than a preemptive strike.”He termed Iran’s nuclear program “a unique challenge” to Israel “with the potential to develop into an existential threat.”
Barak said Israel would remain responsible for its own security, rather than depending on other states, such as the United States. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158306
If Israel attacks Iran it likely will also have to be engaged with Syria as the following suggests:
Iran says it’s ready to give ‘experience and capabilities’ to Syria
TEHRAN, Iran – A high-ranking Iranian official says his country is ready to share “experience and capabilities” with the Tehran-backed regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
In a report published late on Wednesday by official news agency IRNA, Iran’s vice president in charge of international affairs, Ali Saeedlou, described the two countries as powerful nations able to influence regional and global stability.
“Tehran is ready to give its experience and capabilities to its friend and brother nation of Syria,” he said, after meeting with Syria’s deputy prime minister, Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji. He did not elaborate. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/07/26/iran-says-it-ready-to-give-experience-and-capabilities-to-syria/#ixzz21iMT37bW?test=latestnews
Iran and Syria need to have changes before certain biblical prophecies (e.g. Daniel 11:40) get fulfilled. And this may mean that destruction will happen in Syria (Isaiah 17:1), there will be regime changes, economic sanctions will help bankrupt them, and/or they will be substantially affected by internal and/or regional conflict.
But that does not mean that Israel will get away with little or no cost.
The reality is that the cost to Israel (and likely the USA) for a regional war involving Iran and/or Syria will be higher than many in the USA or Israel believe. Between terrorist acts, sustained resistance, chemical weapons, biological weapons, emp-type bombs, and/or even disruptions of the internet, Iran and/or Syria can inflict significant damage to their enemies. Yet, the USA and the tiny of nation of Israel would not be “eliminated” by that–it will come later, by the King of the North (cf. Daniel 11:39) before he takes on the King of the South (Daniel 11:40). But since Iran will not be the King of the South and Syria apparently will support that King, the situation in those countries will change–and this certainly could happen from an attack involving Israel.
Watch! (Mark 13:37)
Some items of possibly related interest may include:
The Arab World 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? What does Islam teach about the Imam Mahdi?
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? Is he the Imam Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
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 in 2012? How might Barack Obama be involved in 2012?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?