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August 11, 2004
Tests Missile Capable of Hitting Israel...
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's defense ministry said on Wednesday it had carried out a field test of the latest version of its Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile which defense experts say can reach Israel or U.S. bases in the Gulf.
Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani said last week Iran was working on improvements to the range and accuracy of the Shahab-3 in response to Israel's moves to boost its anti-missile capability.
A defense ministry spokesman confirmed a state television report that the test was carried out "to assess the latest developments implemented on this missile." He declined to give any further details.
Al Qaeda Plans Major Assassination; Bin Laden Will Signal Attack...
U.S. intelligence officials say a high-profile political assassination, triggered by the public release of a new message from Osama bin Laden, will lead off the next major al Qaeda terrorist attack, The Washington Times has learned.
The assassination plan is among new details of al Qaeda plots disclosed by U.S. officials familiar with intelligence reports who, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the killing could be carried out against a U.S. or foreign leader either in the United States or abroad.
On Alert As Bomber Hits Kalandia Checkpoint
Two Palestinians killed, six Border Policemen and 10 others wounded in bomb attack north of the capital.
Iran has successfully tested a ballistic missile that is capable of hitting Israel. A spokesman for the Iranian defense ministry said that it was in response to Israel's recent military advances and innovations.
This is another dangerous step toward an inevitable war between Israel and the Russian-Arab alliance. As I have said in previous articles, Russia will attack to obtain some future wealth (Ezekiel 38:13) that Israel will possess, but for the Arab alliance, it will be out of thousands of years of hatred. Many believe that this wealth will be a future oil strike that will be discovered. I tend to believe that will be the case. I can't see Russia coming down to attack for any other reason.
Again, we need to remember that after the rapture takes place and Christians are removed things will change dramatically. I still don't rule out this attack taking place before the tribulation period. The Bible says following this war Israel will burn the invaders weapons as fuel for seven years (Ezekiel 39:9 &10). Of course, that seven-year period could make up part of the time before the tribulation period begins and continue several years in.
I don't think there is any doubt that the world is seen as a dangerous place. Heavy security is needed for virtually every event and the threat of terrorism has many countries running scared. I really believe that terrorism will be the catalyst that will start the war described in Revelation chapter six. The Bible says that one-quarter of the world's population will die as a result of this war.
The major problem with the war against terror is that to many countries are looking the other way and allowing terrorist groups to seek refuge within their borders. They may give up a few token terrorists to make it look like they are cooperating but the truth is theyíre really in bed with them. But eventually (in Godís time), some terrorist group is going to go to far and thatís when I the world will find itself in the middle of World War III.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (I Thessalonians 5:3)
Do you know the Lord? If not, your time is running out!