Sunday, February 20, 2011

Iranian Warships & Missiles to Transit Suez Canal

As per my blog on Feb. 17th, it appears Netanyahu's mistake of entrusting the Egyptian military with preventing Iranian warships to pass through the Suez Canal is about to have its first consequence.
Israel has learned that the Iranian cruiser Kharg is carrying long-range missiles for Hizballah, along with a support frigate, plans to unload it's deadly Hezbollah-destined cargo at a Syrian port or Beirut harbor.

US State Department spokesman P.J Crowley said he was "highly skeptical" of the Syrian claim that the two ships' visit was for training. "If the ships move through the canal, we will evaluate what they actually do. It's not really about the ships. It's about what the ships are carrying, what's their destination, what's the cargo on board, where's it going, to whom and for what benefit," Crowley told a news conference.
The war ships' passage through Suez has been delayed as Cairo and Tehran spar over an Egyptian navy inspection of the vessels' cargoes.

This revelation has left Israel urgently seeking a way to prevent those missiles from reaching Lebanese territory, and outside of a naval confrontation at sea, the task seems all but impossible.

Up until now, Saudi Arabia, in close conjunction with Egypt and its President Hosni Mubarak, led a Sunni Arab partnership built to contain Iranian expansion – especially in the Persian Gulf. However, the opening of a Saudi port to war ships of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a direct result of the fall-out between King Abdullah and President Obama over his mishandling of Egypt, points to a fundamental shift in Middle East trends in consequence of the Egyptian uprising. It was also the first time Cairo has permitted Iranian warships to transit Suez from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, although Israeli traffic in the opposite direction had been allowed.
As reported by Debkafile on Saturday, Feb. 19,
Iran made no secret of its plants to expand its naval and military presence beyond the Persian Gulf and Red Sea to the Mediterranean via Suez: On February 2, Iran's Deputy Navy Commander Rear Admiral Gholam-Reza Khadem Biqam announced the flotilla's mission was to "enter the waters of the Red Sea and then be dispatched to the Mediterranean Sea."

Iran is rapidly seizing the fall of the Mubarak regime in Cairo and the Saudi King Abdullah's falling-out with President Barack Obama (see debkafile of Feb. 10, 2011) as an opportunity not to be missed for establishing a foothold along the Suez Canal and access to the Mediterranean for six gains:

1. To cut off, even partially, the US military and naval Persian Gulf forces from their main route for supplies and reinforcements;
2. To establish an Iranian military-naval grip on the Suez Canal, through which 40 percent of the world's maritime freights pass every day:
3. To bring an Iranian military presence close enough to menace the Egyptian heartland of Cairo and the Nile Delta and squeeze it into joining the radical Iranian-Syrian-Iraqi-Turkish alliance;
4. To thread a contiguous Iranian military-naval line from the Persian Gulf to the Red Sea through the Suez Canal and the Gaza Strip and up to the ports of Lebanon, where Hizballah has already seized power and toppled the pro-West government.
5. To eventually sever the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, annex it to the Gaza Strip and establish a large Hamas-ruled Palestinian state athwart the Mediterranean, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea.
By comparison, a Fatah-led Palestinian state on the West Bank within the American orbit be politically and strategically inferior.
6. To tighten the naval and military siege on Israel.
I am more convinced that ever that we are witnessing the approach of Psalm 83, what I believe to be the trigger event for Ezekiel 38 and 39. How quickly it plays out is in God's hands. For certain, there are a few things we can do in the face of events with Biblical proportions.
1. Pray for an increase in the spiritual awakening toward Jesus that is taking place in the Muslim world. God loves the entire world and died for every lost person.
2. Stay strong in your faith in Christ, the Word, and your witness for Him to everyone. Now is the time to broadcast the good news.
3. Pray for Israel, God's covenant people. May their hearts be open to the truth of their Messiah.

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