The Iran-Israel nuclear endgame is now much closer; Barak: Time running out on Iran threat
Eastern European member states' fears that they will be left behind by richer EU members in the economic crisis are growing ahead of the informal EU summit on Sunday (1 March).
Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania and Bulgaria are hoping to pull Germany, the Netherlands and Nordic states into a coalition opposing the creation of "eurobonds," Polish officials told daily Gazeta Wyborcza.
"We want to block the potential eurobond project. To do everything to prevent a two-speed Europe. The introduction of eurobonds for the eurozone only would mean precisely this," Polish deputy prime minister Grzegorz Schetyna said on Wednesday.
A eurobond is a government I.O.U. guaranteed by all 16 members of the single currency group. EUObserver
Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman issued a calming message to the US administration this week, ahead of his potential appointment as Israel's next foreign minister in a Likud-led government.
In an article published on the US-based Jewish Weekly online newspaper Wednesday, Lieberman – who is perceived as a right-wing hardliner that could stifle negotiations with the Palestinians, stated that he advocates the creation of a viable Palestinian state. Ynetnews.com
The Cutting Edge News is reporting that they believe the Israeli and Iranian end game is coming to a very dangerous point. They have emphasized several reasons why this is a critical time:
First, Iran has proven it can successfully launch a satellite into outer space as it did on February 2. Second, the International Atomic Energy Agency last week admitted that it had underestimated Iran’s nuclear stockpile by about one-third. Third, Iran has ramped up its enrichment program with thousands of new home-grown, highly advanced centrifuges. Fourth, Benjamin Netanyahu has just become Prime Minister of Israel. He is determined to take action before—not after—Iran achieves its nuclear potential. The Cutting Edge News
Although, the previous three points are telling signs that an attack is probably imminent, point number four is probably the most critical. Israeli Defense Minister Barak has also compounded the mood of the administration by stating that they would do anything to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power. Many believe that this war could take place before year's end. The Bible states that Iran, along with Russia, and many other Islamic neighbors will attack Israel in the end times during a period in which Israel will be living in peace and safety ( Ezekiel 38:1-15). Whether this attack will be in retaliation for a previous Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities is unknown, but that is something to think about.
The poorer nations of the EU are in fear that they are about to be left behind by the richer nations of the union through a two speed Europe. A two speed Europe would essentially allow the more economically advanced nations to proceed into a formal European Union membership while leaving the poor nations behind to develop into future members. This would allow the European Union to finally ratify their Constitution and elect a permanent president. This has been debated for many years now and has been exacerbated by the current global financial crisis. The Bible says, in the last days, a revived Roman Empire will rise and will eventually settle on a ten nation kingdom that will be lead by the Antichrist. This kingdom will eventually subdue three nations in its final form (Daniel 7:24). Will this current economic downturn split Europe in half setting the stage for sleeker and more powerful EU?
Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman has done an about-face and now says that he will support the creation of a Palestinian state. He says that he wants to work with US President Obama toward this goal. Just when things were looking as though the peace process was dead this could be the push that puts the peace talks heading forward again. Of course, I don't believe that anything will be finalized until after the rapture takes place. It is likely that we will dance around peace until Satan is given the opportunity to select his Antichrist.
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