Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Iran
The following report came and went:
London braces for Israeli strike on Iran during 2012 Games
The above link was not valid the last two times I checked it and so I wonder if this got pulled. But whether or not Israel may hit Iran during the Summer 2012 Olympics, this is something that those that handle security for the Olympic in the UK do need to consider.
Additionally, from now until at least the Fall of 2012, the USA seems to wish to project a major show of military and political strength against Iran:
X marks the spot: Spy ring and warships encircle Iran
17 July 2012
The Pentagon is quickly tightening its ring of forces around Iran. As a recent report reveals a radar belt around the Persian country is almost complete, the biggest ever naval drills, involving up to 20 nations, are to take place in the Gulf waters…
Not satisfied with a ring of radar bases almost entirely encircling Iran, the US appears to be seeking to shatter the country’s morale as well. On Tuesday the US military is expected to announce the biggest-ever naval drills to be held in the Persian Gulf.
Twenty nations are to take part in the exercises scheduled for September 16-27, US media reports say. http://www.rt.com/news/iran-us-radar-drills-386/
Iran is not the biblical King of the South (Daniel 11:40) and apparently needs to be somewhat neutralized if I am understanding certain aspects of end time prophecy correctly. This “neutralization” could involve a war with Israel and/or the USA, and/or internal rebellion.
And while the USA (and Israel) have publicly declared a lot of confidence that they can handle attacks involving Iran, it would seem to be a mistake to think that the USA and Israel would not suffer more than their military planners seem to publicize. Iran, and/or its ally Syria, has conventional, biological, chemical, EMP, and other types of weapons–all of which could impose a heavy cost if war occurs. Additionally, various forms of “terrorism” could be used that could cause problems for the USA and/or Israel.
Wars do not always go as military and political leaders hope.
As Jesus said:
37 And what I say to you, I say to all: 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?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? Is there a needed peace deal first in the Middle East? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?