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January 21, 2006

Iran Could Achieve Nuke Capability In 2006
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Iran has acquired sufficient technology and equipment to produce nuclear weapons, a report said.

A report published by the U.S. Army War College asserted that Iran has virtually completed the nuclear fuel cycle and was ready to assemble weapons. The report, financed by the Defense Department, said Iran could reach nuclear weapons capability as early as 2006.

"The truth is that Iran soon can and will get a bomb option," the report, entitled "Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran," said. "All Iranian engineers need is a bit more time: 1 to 4 years at most."

Iran Wants China In On Russian Uranium Enrichment Plan
Iran wants China to be involved in possible enrichment of uranium with Russia aimed at ensuring Tehran does not develop nuclear weapons.

In its next edition to appear Monday, the weekly quotes top government sources as saying Iran had told German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of its willingness to discuss the Russian plan.

"One of the Iranians' conditions is that China also be involved in this joint venture," German newspaper Der Sopiegel reported Saturday.

Egypt Says Hamas Recognises Existence Of Israel
AlertNet
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 4:56 AM PST
CAIRO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Egypt thinks the Palestinian group Hamas recognises the existence of Israel and will go along with negotiations with the Jewish state, Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in an interview published on Saturday.

Hamas Gaining On Fatah At National Level
Khaleej Times
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 5:20 AM PST
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas is gaining on the ruling Fatah party at a national level and the two parties remain neck-and-neck in the districts, a poll showed on Saturday, just four days ahead of parliamentary elections.

Iranian President Meets Palestinian Leaders In Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met Friday with the leaders of the Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Syria, expressing his support a day after 20 people were wounded in Tel Aviv in a suicide attack claimed by Jihad.

Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has said Syria planned the attack and Iran funded it. Iranian and Syrian officials have denied any involvement by their countries.

Shortly before he left Syria at the end of a two-day visit, President Ahmadinejad reiterated that Syria and Iran had formed a "front" to oppose what he called world "arrogance and domination," a reference to the United States and its Western allies.

EU Has Time To Revive Constitution: Commissioner
2006-01-20 03:34:15
European Union enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn insisted on Friday that the 25-nation bloc had not given up on constitutional reform and had time to change its rules before another large-scale expansion.

Assad Claims That Israel Is Responsible For Arafat's Death
Deflecting implications of Hariri investigation, Syrian president calls for int'l examination of PA leader's death.

Comments
A study conducted by the U.S. Army War College on how advanced Iran is in its quest to produce nuclear weapons states that they could produce nuclear bombs by as early as 2006.  

"The truth is that Iran soon can and will get a bomb option," the report, entitled "Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran," said. "All Iranian engineers need is a bit more time: 1 to 4 years at most." http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2006/january/01_22_1.html

I'm not sure what kind of impact this study will have on the U.S. or the international community, but I do see Israel taking a definite stand in the near future if this information proves to be credible.

This may just be another example of what the Bible has predicted for the last days as a time of "wars and rumors of wars" (Matthew 24:6), but certainly, it's an international crisis that needs to be solved.

One option that we haven't discussed yet is the possibility that this could be setting the stage for the antichrist to come on the scene and solve this problem.  Of course, I certainly don't believe satan knows when the rapture will occur, but once the rapture takes place, he will bring his man on the scene very quickly and solve this volatile situation.  

Something that should be pointed out is that satan may pick the antichrist but he has been God ordained since before the world was formed.  Just as Judas was selected by Jesus to be His disciple knowing that he would ultimately betray Him, so to has the antichrist been set aside for such an hour.  satan possesses no surprises that God hasn't already put in his mind.  

If this turns out to be the scenario, I look for the soon rapture of the church followed by the emergence of a man to solve the Iranian nuclear crisis.  Then he will follow this up by solving a host of other international problems including getting the E.U. Constitution ratified by all member states and becoming their first elected president.  At some point he will tackle and solve the biggest problem in the world the question of Israel. He will do the unthinkable by bringing peace to the Middle East and giving Israel worldwide acceptance even amongst Arab nations.  He will also finalize a plan to give Palestinians a state with East Jerusalem as their capital and secure the go ahead for Israel to rebuild their temple.  The peace plan will be for seven years and start what we know as the tribulation period.  He will look like a savior and the world will enjoy peace and prosperity for a season.

Of course, this is all speculation and certainly I don't know the future anymore than you do.  I do know this, whatever the Bible has written it will surely come to past.  We'll just have to wait and see how God sorts it out and than brings it together.

Are you ready to meet the Lord?  If not, your time is running out!

Pastor Malone 

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