Report: Syria & Iran Planning Pre-Emptive Strike On Israel; North Korea: Nuke Test A Success

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October 9, 2006

DEBKAfile’s sources: Tehran and Damascus are gearing up for a pre-emptive Syrian attack on Israel to ward off a US strike on Iran’s nuclear sites
Our military and Washington sources read as preparatory justification the Syrian ruler Bashar Asad’s statement Saturday, Oct. 7, that he expects an Israeli attack.

He was speaking in an interview to Kuwaiti paper al-Anba.

North Korea Says Nuclear Test Successful
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Monday it has performed its first-ever nuclear weapons test.

Assad: It’s Either Peace or War
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been alternating calls for war and peace with Israel, claiming Israel is planning to attack his state

Erekat to 'Post': Olmert-Abbas summit is in the works
Aides to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas have agreed to hold another meeting next week to pave the way for talks between the two leaders, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told The Jerusalem Post Sunday.

British Historian Claims to Have Found the Temple Treasures
What happened to the 50 tons of gold, silver and sacred treasures looted from Herod's Temple following the Roman legionnaires' sack of Jerusalem on Tisha b'Av in the year 70 CE?

Russians fear truth targeted in murder
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States said it was "shocked and profoundly saddened" by the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin.

Iran refuses to suspend atomic work
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran insisted on Sunday that it would not suspend its sensitive atomic work after world powers met to discuss sanctions against Tehran.

Olmert: Jerusalem as capital forever
After meeting this past weekend with MK Avigdor Lieberman regarding the possibility of the Israel Our Home party joining the government coalition, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Sunday once again appealed to the nationalist front.

If you haven't heard by now, North Korea is claiming they have successfully tested a nuclear bomb.  The South Korean geological institute says the test amounted to detonating  550 sticks of TNT.  But Russian officials claim the nuclear blast was much more potent with an equivalent of 5,000 to 15,000 tons of TNT.  

"The force of the test explosion of the Korean nuclear weapon is in the range of five to 15 kilotons," Ivanov said in televised comments. A kiloton is 1,000 tons.

The high side of the Russian estimate would make the North Korean test blast comparable to the strength of the atomic bomb the United States dropped on Hiroshima in the Second World War.

"Russia certainly condemns the test conducted by North Korea," Putin told top cabinet officials. "It doesn't just concern North Korea; enormous damage has been done to the process of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the world."

On the heels of their first test, South Korean officials believe North Korea is on the verge of performing a second test due to unusual activities going on in a secluded area in the communist state.

“From 4pm (AEST) today, there have been some unusual movements under way at Punggyeri where we had thought the first nuclear test would be carried out,” Mr Kim was quoted as saying.

“We have been closely following developments there to find out whether North Korea is moving to conduct a series of tests as India and Pakistan did,” he said.,20867,20553706-1702,00.html

This is what I see for the future.  North Korea has essentially defied the U.S. and the world.  That makes them a threat, and in time, the world will learn how big.  

They're also now the world poster child for how to successfully talk, negotiate, and stall their way into a nuclear program.  I can't believe that much of the world (especially the Arab nations) won't taken notice.  I look for many other countries to take North Korea's lead and start pursuing their own nuclear program.  In an attempt to prevent further defections war may be inevitable.  Could this be what starts the war of Revelation chapter six that will claim one-quarter of the world's population?

In other news, Washington sources believe that Iran and Syria are planning a pre-emptive strike on Israel.  In an October 7th interview with Kuwaiti newspaper al-Anba, Syrian leader Bashar Asad said he fully expects Israel to attack his country in the very near future and must take proactive measures.

"Asad’s Iranian-backed war plan would serve the purpose of forcing the Americans to divide their military assets between a strike against Iran and the defense of their allies in the Persia Gulf, Israel and US forces in Iraq. Both are seriously looking at a Syrian attack on the Golan which would escalate into a full-blown Syrian-Israeli war and a second Hizballah assault from Lebanon.

Asad’s remark that during the Lebanon hostilities, he was under pressure from the Syrian population to go to war against Israel and liberate the Golan is the most direct threat of belligerency of all his four Golan statements in the last month."

Baring a miracle from God, I do look for war in the Middle East to come very soon.  How long it will last or if some world leader will be able step in and stop it temporarily is another question.

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