- Ex-CIA chief: Strike on Iran seems more likely now
- U.S. to fully fund Israel’s Arrow 3 missile defense system
- Germany, Israel fail to agree on submarine sale
- North Korea Warns of Nuclear Response to Naval Exercises
- US holds drills off Korea as Pyongyang talks war
Despite rumors of war earlier this year, it doesn’t currently look like Israel is about to launch a preemptive strike against Iran this summer, despite the fact that Iran is dangerously close to getting nuclear weapons. Anything is possible, of course, but many people are wondering why Netanyahu hasn’t hit the mullahs and their atomic program already. The main reason, I believe, is that evangelical Christians around the world are praying for the peace of Jerusalem according to Psalm 122:6, and the Lord is staving off war in the epicenter for now. In that context, there are several interesting geopolitical dynamics worth considering.
“Why hasn’t Israel bombed Iran yet?” asks Wall Street Journal editorial writer Bret Stephens in a column earlier this week. “It’s a question I often get from people who suppose I have a telepathic hotline to Benjamin Netanyahu’s brain. I don’t, but for a long time I was confident that an attack would happen in the first six months of this year. Since it didn’t, it’s worth thinking through why.” Stephens is a former editor for the Jerusalem Post and a solid Mideast analyst. His take is worth considering.
Meanwhile, Time magazine’s Joe Klein has written a column this week suggesting the military option against Iran is back on the table inside the Obama administration. Not entirely sure I agree with his take, but it’s worth noting.
I look foward to addressing these issues in the context of U.S.-Israel relations and overall geopolitical and spiritual trends in the epicenter at a talk and Q&A I’m doing in Denver on Thursday, July 29th at Calvary Chapel South Denver. Hope you can join us.
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