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.
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.
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.