Sunday, November 17, 2013

Global SITREP B6-13: France, Israel and Saudi Arabia United in Preemption of Iranian Nukes


UPDATE 21 November 2013: “They (Iran)  must not have nuclear weapons — and I promise you that they will not have nuclear weapons.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a speaking engagement in Russia this morning.

Bibi and "Gog." In this image Bibi has a pleasant look of calm assurance upon his countenance, almost amused and ready to bust out in a great, big smile of a victor-in-waiting. In stark contrast Mr. Gog doesn't mutually reciprocate Bibi's facial expression in the aftermath of their chat in the Kremlin. His look is decidedly grim, foreboding, like all those aged Soviet leaders of yesteryear used to display when confronting a nation of strength and determination as America was under President Reagan. I know this isn't a thousand words, but you get the general drift of what this image is telling me. It's all good for the good guys.

I would remind all readers that a great war is in-progress. We would all be wise to heed the words of Winston Churchill when reading various accounts in global media these days: "In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." In other words, exercise extreme caution before accepting anything but the Word of God as truth and fact. Fulfilled prophecy will be self-evident.

20 November 2013: The .jpg graphic below is as relevant today as it was 32 years ago when Israel launched "Operation Opera" against Saddam Hussein's nearly completed and French-made Osiris-class nuclear reactor known as "Osirak." This was the IAF's first operational use of its newly acquired F-16s from the United States. Screaming in at just 150 feet above the Saudi and Iraqi desert floor to avoid radar detection, and all the way from the Gulf of Aqaba, the IAF achieved total tactical surprise against the Iraqi defenders. The Iranian's will likely suffer the same tactical defeat; they'll never see the Israeli's coming, and quite possibly, when they're leaving after hitting and destroying multiple nuclear targets in western Iran.

Didn't hear many Saudi Arabian complaints back then; don't expect to hear them this time around either.

19 November 2013: A pair of suicide bombers attacked the Iranian Embassy is Beirut this morning killing an Iranian "cultural attache" and approximately two-dozen others, with nearly 150 wounded. Both bombs were VBIEDs, one via a motorcycle, the other a car. Iran immediately blamed Israel, but just as quickly an Al Qaeda-linked "Abdullah Azzan Brigades" terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. An event such as this could easily be used as a "shoot first, ask questions later" casus belli for a preemptive war launched by Iran and its allies against Israel. This is something that might be of some utility to Iran during the most difficult phase of P5+1 negotiations which Iran has no intention of accepting as discussed below. Expect the unexpected.

18 November 2013: Less than 48 hours before the next IAEA P5+1 round of negotiations with Iran commences in Geneva, the Paris, France-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) says that members of its affiliate People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) group inside Iran had obtained reliable information about a previously undisclosed and recently completed underground nuclear site. This afternoon NCRI official Mehdi Abrichamtchi spoke to media saying, "According to specific information obtained by the Iranian resistance, the clerical regime is establishing or completing parallel secret and undeclared sites for its nuclear project."  The now exposed nuclear site is a 600-meter long tunnel complex beneath the mountains in Esfahan Province, six miles from the town of Mobarekeh. This site is the location of Iran's Mobarekeh Steel Company and within the Haft-e Tir military industrial complex, the largest industrial complex in Iran. NCRI said that it has passed this information to the IAEA. In 2009 the NCRI exposed the Fordow nuclear weapons complex near Qom to western intelligence agencies, as well as much of the other formerly covert Iranian nuclear weapons program sites since 2006 according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK.

17 November 2013: Once again word is leeching out via Britain's premier media that the State of Israel is covertly working with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in coordinating the tactical planning for a strike to render moot the object of the P5+1 negotiations in Geneva this coming week. According to a just published article by the Times of Israel which cites Britain's The Sunday Times as the originating source (Two old foes unite against Tehran), Jerusalem and Riyadh have reached an agreement whereby Saudi Arabia will open their airspace and provide other tactical support in the current plan to preemptively kill all Iranian nuclear weapons ambition for the foreseeable future.

The Sunday Times reports that both Jerusalem and Riyadh clearly reject the American assurances coming from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry and are convinced that they "amount to appeasement and will do little to slow its development of a nuclear warhead." An anonymous diplomatic source has told the Sunday Times, "The Saudis are furious and are willing to give Israel all the help it needs." So, the news today is that the French, Israeli and Saudi governments (as well as the rest of the at-risk GCC governments) have determined to unite behind the execution of a military option to eliminate the threat posed by an apocalyptically-guided Iran in possession of nuclear weapons. They have determined to preempt both a ridiculously "bad deal" and a nuclear-armed Iran. 

Israel and the Saudi's are defending their existence, and France is defending it's stake in the joint European Union and Sunni Arab nations "Union for the Mediterranean" (UfM). UfM member states Lebanon and Syria are both League of Nations mandate territories mandated to French control following World War I. As a note for those who are unaware, the UfM was created in Paris, France 13 July 2008 based upon the Paris and Marseilles Declarations and the Statues adopted on 3 March 2010. The UfM membership is comprised of the EU member nations, the League of Arab States, Israel, Palestine and Turkey. The Bible prophecy implications of the UfM relative to the texts of Daniel, Ezekiel and The Revelation of Jesus Christ are glaringly apparent.

Comparison: Roman Empire and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Today's news comes with the arrival this morning in Israel of French President Francois Hollande along with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Israel's lone ally sitting at the P5+1 negotiation table in Geneva, Switzerland, for further consultations with Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu. On Wednesday, 20 November, PM Netanyahu flies north fully buttressed with his new (and also nuclear-armed allies) to meet in Moscow, Russia with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This will be a different Benjamin Netanyahu than Vladimir Putin has met previously, even without his former American ally.

The direct effects this newly emergent alliance will have on European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions, and thus Bible prophecy, are currently unmeasurable but they clearly will also be immense. This SITREP  will be revisited for frequent updates in the coming days as events transpire. Stay tuned.

Late Development 17 November:  After meeting for several hours with PM Netanyahu, President Hollande of France (left in the image above) set the gauntlet Iran will have have to run if it is to emerge with an interim agreement with the P5+1 this coming Wednesday.  On the surface Hollande's gauntlet would appear to be a four-point set of demands that the Ayatollah's nuclear emissary will have to reject, possibly even before the negotiating session commences. The publicly announced conditions are:

1. The immediate assumption of international control over all Iranian nuclear installations.
2. The immediate suspension of all processing of  Uranium Hexaflouride (UF6) to 20% U-235.
3. The immediate reduction of Iranian stocks of Uranium Hexaflouride.
4. The immediate halt of construction at the IR-40 heavy water plant at Arak.

These conditions are totally consistent with achieving the Israeli, Saudi and French position that Iran relinquish its dream of possessing a nuclear weapons capability forever. It would appear that an expected Iranian rejection of these conditions will mean war.

20 comments:

Jonathan said...

Excellent update as usual. Looking forward to followups as the situation progresses.

mark3210 said...

Hollande today laid out 4 points Iran must agree to. Out of the 4 I've only seen indications Iran might agree to 1 of these (ending 20% enrichment):

"France, Hollande said, would demand that all Iranian nuclear facilities be put under international control immediately, that enrichment of uranium to 20 percent be suspended, that existing uranium stockpiles be reduced, and that construction at the Arak heavy water facility be immediately halted."

Sean Osborne said...

Iran has previously rejected the demand for the suspension of its UF-6 processing to 20% U-235.

Not much here to actually negotiate about because its basically an ultimatum.

It's also about time these conditions were set.

mark3210 said...

Sean,
Kuwait newspaper reported yesterday that in the prior 2 days, Obama refused multiple phone calls from Netanyahu and forwarded them to Kerry.

The disrespect he's showing Israel reminds me of last fall when he wouldn't meet with Netanyahu at the UN.

Anyway it's a clear sign to me that the battle lines are drawn now.

Looking forward to seeing how Obama reacts after Israel takes care of business!

Sean Osborne said...

Our prayers for Israel can override and VETO whatever evil Obama is attempting to accomplish.

This is the role of the Bride of Christ in this spiritual warfare.

PRAY FOR ISRAEL!!!

Lujack Skylark said...

Can Israel trust Saudi Arabia?
Once those nuclear sites are destroyed in Iran this will trigger a response by Syria. Damascus will be destroyed. (Isaiah 17:1)The Sunni Arabs will then go after Israel. (Psalms 83:1-18) Is this the way its suppose to happen?

Sean Osborne said...

Lujack,

No one knows absolutely if this is the way the prophetic fulfillment of Jeremiah 49:34-39, Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 is supposed to happen... but it has occurred to many of us for quite a few years now that it may well occur like this.

So we pray, and wait and watch with eyes and hearts and minds wide open.

As for who Israel will trust, I would strongly advise everyone to read John 5:43 and keep it in mind and to bring it up whenever a discussion about prophetic fulfillment in these days occurs. It is a crucial statement from our Lord about what the government of Israel will do during the 70th Week.

mark3210 said...

Just looking at today's headlines, it's clear the talks are dead and the countdown to war is on.

Kerry cancels his visit to Israel, Netanyahu warns Iran has enough low enriched uranium for 5 nukes, Ahmadinejad appearing again in Iran, false flag bombing in Beirut.

Who knows what will happen next?

Sean Osborne said...

Sock-puppet-ajad's re-appearance is the true flag of apocalyptic Shi'a Hojjatieh intent.

Susie said...

Sean, I'm not sure if I read this on debka file or autz sheva, but somewhere I saw that Saudi Arabia totally denied any partnering with Israel. .. That the allegations of working together against Iran with Israel were totally false. Now I can't find where I read it and it concerns me...... did you see this???
And... Also sean.. I want to thank u and let u know I pray for u and ur ministry on a regular basis... Thank you for serving our country and serving our GOD .. love in Yeshua, susie williams

Sean Osborne said...

Hi Susie,

Yes, for the Saudi Royal family, being true Sunni Muslims of the Wahhabi school of Islam, issuing a total and absolute denial of working in concert with Israel against Iran is to be expected.

Even though the Sunni and Shi'a sects of Islam have been engaged in full-scale war against each other for a few years now, the denial of any cooperation against a common enemy is to be expected for the "Guardian of the Two Mosques" regime in Riyadh.

In fact, if such denials did not occur at the present time, I might find myself being concerned.

Never the less, the Israeli's overflew Saudi Arabian territory on both the inbound and outbound legs of the mission (Operation Opera in 1981) to strike Saddam Hussein's nearly completed Osirak nuclear reactor.

See the new graphic .jpg I've added to the main body of SITREP B6.

mark3210 said...

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has suggested Iran’s nuclear issue should be resolved with the same approach as Russia offered for Syria, saying it will be peaceful for Tehran just like it was for the war-torn Arab state.

“This will be a peaceful, diplomatic solution of Iran’s nuclear issue just the way it [solution] has been achieved in Syria regarding its chemical weapons,” the Israeli Prime Minister said at a press-conference with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

http://rt.com/news/putin-netanyahu-syria-iran-035/

Sean Osborne said...

Nah, I'm not buying into either of Netanyahu's whimsical musings in this rt.com report... if this truly what he said.

It is, as quoted by rt.com, exactly the opposite of what has been said as late as yesterday.

Of course, it should go without saying that I trust rt.com postings about as far as I can spit a watermelon seed on a windless day in the summer.

However, if this is truly what Netanyahu is thinking, then he's actually more delusional than Obama is.

My hope is that he's just saying what Vladimir and the Ayatollah want to hear. In this case it's got great disinformational value.

As the Lord has foretold...

"For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape."
1 Thessalonians 5:3

Sean Osborne said...

Oh, and speaking of Syrian chemical weapons... they haven't gone anywhere.

We know that Bashar al-Assad has secretly placed his most lethal chemical weapons, missiles and warheads in safekeeping within a brand new tunnel complex deep in the predominantly Alawite area of western coastal Syria.

Don't be fooled for a second. That's how long it takes a single drop of sarin to kill a human being.

mark3210 said...

Sean,
There isn't much more that needs to be said - Netanyahu's comments are as clear as can be. So were Khamenei's recent comments.

But I keep wondering - how much of the American population is paying attention?

In the Israeli media, Iran is top story.

But for most of the American media the last few days, Iran is a back page story if it's being covered at all!

Sean Osborne said...

Well... just because the godless, sanctimonious, lame stream U.S. media (including Fox News) aren't covering this wall-to-wall doesn't necessarily mean there are many folks in the US are who unaware of what's going on.

A very great many of them are.

I see it every time I look as site traffic stats; and I'm just one out of hundreds of similar Bible prophecy sites and blogs getting hundreds of thousands of visits from all over the US, and around the world for that matter.

Check the FeedJit Live Traffic Map on the main page for an awesome real-time indicator of who's looking at this blog anywhere on planet Earth. Enlarge the map and you can even see yourself looking at this blog right now.

mark3210 said...

Sean,
What is your assessment of the deal that has come out of Geneva?

Is this something Israel can live with or provides them extra time?

Or is the military option now imminent?

My gut tells me that in the absence of any statement by the Israelis, they still consider it to be a bad deal.

Lujack Skylark said...

The Western nations,Russians and Chinese have just lifted the sanctions against Iran. How will Israel now respond to knocking out Iran's nuclear sites Sean?

Will Israel knock out the nuclear sites by this Christmas or wait until the Palestinians go ape when they don't get their terrorist nation in April 2014 and fulfill the Jeremiah 49:35-39,Isaiah 17:1 and Psalms 83:1-18 prophecies in fast succession shortly after April 2014 or in the summer? The Arak plutonium plant becomes operation in the summer of 2014.

Sean Osborne said...

What occurred in Geneva IS NOT a comprehensive deal. That much is very obvious.

What occurred is limited in scope; it is a stop-gap, feel-good measure that prevents the total failure and immediate collapse of the P5+1 effort.

It is an agreement to agree on something, even if that something guarantees war.

The lifting of Iranian economic sanctions "saves face" in other words and demonstrates that the US and Russia are still the dominant powers on this earth. They still cave into Iranian threats that is.

What we are left with is Bibi Netanyahu's promise -- as announced in Moscow, on foreign soil -- that Iran will not be allowed to possess nuclear weapons.

Sean Osborne said...

This calls for a new SITREP B7-13 that I will begin to prepare right now...


see you there.