By Joel C. Rosenberg (@joelcrosenberg on Twitter)
Central Israel, November 25, 2014) — Monday was the deadline to resolve the nuclear showdown with Iran. No deal was struck. Rather, seven more months were added to the negotiations. Meanwhile, the Ayatollah Khamenei vowed yet again to annihilate the State of Israel.
Now we face several very serious questions:
1.Is there any hope of ever concluding a solid, useful deal — or is Iran just running the clock?
2.Will the lack of a deal cause the U.S., Israel, or any country to take preemptive military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities?
I think the evidence is clear: Iran’s current leaders have absolutely no intention of curtailing much less dismantling their illegal nuclear program. They are gaming the world community as they make significant advances towards The Bomb.
To be clear, I can’t say war is coming. I can say there are whispers of war here. Israeli leaders increasingly feel they have no choice. If they conclude military action is the only way, they may also conclude this is the window to strike. A Jerusalem Post headline today reads: “Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran.” I’ve posted it on the blog, along with several other relevant articles. All worth reading. Please pray for wisdom, and for the Lord to show mercy on all the people of the region.