May 8th, 2009
This week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report'
On this week's edition of "The Hal Lindsey Report," I'll discuss the situation in which Israel finds itself after the first week of May, 2009:
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has issued a new call for the destruction and removal of the Zionist 'germ.'
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighs in with his assessment of how U.S. President Barack Obama's policies are placing Israel in harm's way.
Israeli President Shimon Peres raises eyebrows when he declares that the new government of Binyamin Netanyahu wants peace with the Palestinians, but falls short of endorsing the magical "two-state solution." Then, President Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, shoots back that Israel must embrace the two-state solution or the West will not challenge Iran on the issue of nuclear weapons. In other words, "do it our way or else!"
A new poll taken among Israel's citizens suggests that a whopping majority of Israelis support a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities no matter what President Obama thinks. Furthermore, a huge majority -- almost 75% of Israelis -- like the United States, but two-thirds of them don't trust its new President (a dramatic change from the 75% who thought of George W. Bush as Israel's friend).
The new government in Israel is preparing for a confrontation with Iran. Air Force reservists assigned to the nation's missile defense system are now spending one day each week training to counter an attack from Iran with dozens of long-range Shahab missiles. But they're not the only ones 'war-gaming' a conflict with Iran. A study issued by the Center for Strategic and International Studies suggests that in such a conflict, Israel could suffer hundreds of thousands of casualties, but Iran would probably lose tens of millions! The report even notes that if Syria entered the fray, it could lose Damascus and millions of its citizens. Does that sound familiar?
But as dangerous and deadly as Iran appears to be, that threat pales in comparison to the one emerging from Pakistan. The possibility that the government of Pakistan could fall to the Taliban has the entire world taking notice. Radically extreme Islamic militants with their fingers on the button of 100 nuclear warheads is something nobody (not even other Islamic governments) wants to contemplate! But it may be chillingly close to becoming reality!
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