Iran has been flexing its muscles in the Middle East for a long time. Now the Islamist stronghold is downright pumping iron. In their zeal to get rid of Israel, the mullahs are allowing the military to talk a good game.
Israel is taking notice.
In a report this week from Breitbart:
Israel’s military has a multi-tiered network of integrated air defense systems “on alert” for any attack by Iran’s missiles, Israeli Air Force chief Amikam Norkin confirmed on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier this month Iran intends to attack Israel, and any attack which emanates from Yemen complicates the IDF’s response as its intermediate and long-range air defenses are better positioned to shoot down incoming attacks from Israel’s north, rather than from the south.
“Even as we speak, Arrow, Patriot, David’s Sling and Iron Dome batteries are on alert,” Norkin said Wednesday night at a graduation ceremony for air defense officers.
Attack drones and cruise missiles are now also part of the mix. Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorists have also been stockpiling rockets for more than 10 years.
Recently, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards commander, Major General Hossein Salami, said that wiping out Israel is now “an achievable goal.”
What we must keep in mind though is that Israel’s defensive capabilities are multi-layered. And there is another factor.
Israel’s defensive capabilities are enhanced by her offensive capabilities. I am confident—no, I am certain—Israel will meet any challenge. In fact, if Iran poses an existential threat to Israel, the mullahs will cease to exist.
One can also hope that as time goes on, young people in these countries will revolt. That is happening in Lebanon, where the country’s billionaires have more than 99 percent of the country. Added to this misery is a proxy war between supporters of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iran’s mischief is curtailed somewhat by US sanctions, which impact the trouble Hezbollah can make.
As we follow closely the military threats to Israel in the region, let’s let things play out and not despair. Pray hard for Israel, and pray hard for the return of the Lord!
Israel will be okay. God has promised.