29 September 2014: I have been very critical of Israeli PM Netanyahu since this summer's IDF Operation Protective Edge because of the political calculus and maneuverings he used during the ground combat phase of the operation and how he unilaterally concluded it - guaranteeing great bloodshed and destruction in the near future. However, that aside, in his absolutely masterful address today to the United Nations General Assembly I would have to say that PM Netanyahu very adroitly placed all the world's nations on notice that an Iranian indigenous production of nuclear weapons cannot and will not be allowed to occur.
I have keyed upon and have here excerpted several sentences from the transcript as spoken by PM Netanyahu approximately midway through his address:
"Imagine how much more dangerous the Islamic State, ISIS, would be if it possessed chemical weapons. Now imagine how much more dangerous the Islamic state of Iran would be if it possessed nuclear weapons.
Ladies and gentlemen, would you let ISIS enrich uranium? Would you let ISIS build a heavy water reactor? Would you let ISIS develop intercontinental ballistic missiles? Of course you wouldn’t. Then you mustn’t let the Islamic state of Iran do those things either, because here’s what will happen. Once Iran produces atomic bombs, all the charms and all the smiles will suddenly disappear. They’ll just vanish. And it’s then that the ayatollahs will show their true face and unleash their aggressive fanaticism on the entire world.
There’s only one responsible course of action to address this threat. Iran’s nuclear military capabilities must be fully dismantled. (Applause.) Make no mistake: ISIS must be defeated. But to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war. (Applause.) To defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war."
I believe these words may well constitute a final act of diplomatic preparation of the battlefield to come, as well as the distinct possibility that they have been spoken just prior to a military preemption of an indigenous Iranian nuclear weapon -- by Israel alone if necessary. I say this even though I have believed for the past four years that the prophecy of Jeremiah 49:34-39 speaks to a coalition of nations being used as a sword by the Lord to bring judgment upon Iran. I still believe based upon the words of Jeremiah's prophecy that Iran will be struck from all directions of the compass in the removal of the foremost aspect of its growing military capabilities: nuclear weapons and the missiles intended to deliver them.