Iran-Russia nuclear plant to be inaugurated in September
Rapture Forum Staff: Chris
Upon examining the news headlines today I stumbled across an article that reaffirmed the Iranian declarations that their nuclear power plant at Bushehr would be started in September. The nuclear plant is currently undergoing "tests" and other "necessary arrangements" in order to put it "online". Some of the testing is done by computers and takes virtual analysis of the nuclear plant's ability to function and perform as expected. The Trend news website reports:
The joint Iran-Russia nuclear power plant in the Gulf port of Bushehr in southern Iran will be inaugurated in late September, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Monday, reported DPA.
ILNA news agency quoted him as saying that that all tests and necessary arrangements were currently underway and the plant would be opened in one and a half months.
The spokesman added that the "real fuel" would reach the plant within months after the opening and the complex would then start its operation at "maximum level."
The tests of the 1,000-megawatt light-water reactor have so far been carried out using "virtual fuel" as Bushehr's nuclear fuel remains under International Atomic Energy Agency seals.
Iran has received 87 tons of low-enriched uranium from Russia for the plant, sufficient to run it for about three years.
Despite concern in the West over Iran's nuclear programme, the light-water project in Bushehr is tolerated due to Russia's involvement and guarantees that nuclear fuel for the plant will be delivered from, and the nuclear waste returned to, Russia.
As we can see from the following article it appears that everything is still currently in place for the Russians and Iranians to go ahead with the start up of the Bushehr nuclear reactor. This latest information just confirms what we've know for a while and that is that the time is clearly running out to stop Iran's nuclear program. This information would be critical to Israel and mean that if there is to be a strike on Iran, it is likely to occur within the next one and half months before the nuclear reactor is put "online".
As we've noted in previous "Rapture Reports", Israel has always taken out a nuclear threat before it went online. As the article noted, the "real fuel" for the plant is not to arrive for "months" after the opening of the plant in late September. How long before the "real fuel" shows up is anyone's guess. I would believe that if Israel were to wait a tad longer than September it would be only until the "real fuel" was literally imminent in being put into the plant and into operation. However, that to me is a very unlikely scenario in my mind as I would tend to think that Israel would go after Iran before the start up of the plant in late September. The Israelis have previously declared that they would never allow the Iranians to gain a nuclear weapon, so as mentioned earlier I really believe the window of opportunity is between now and the end of September. This is something that every student of Bible prophecy needs to be on the watch for. An Israeli strike on Iran is certain to cause the region to explode, yet there remains no alternative now that Iran is literally on the cusp of a working nuclear program.
In fact, another report came out today that said that it was unlikely that the Israelis would even ask the U.S. for the famous "green-light" to attack Iran. U.S. President Obama has spent the last 18 months going absolutely nowhere with the Iranians on the diplomatic front. His failed policies have literally placed the entire world on a collision course with the mad mullahs in Tehran. The Haaretz news website is reporting:
Israel might attack Iranian nuclear sites within a year, if Iran stays the current course and the U.S. administration doesn't succeed in persuading Israel's leadership that U.S. President Barack Obama is ready to stop Iran by force if necessary, so argues Jeffrey Goldberg in Atlantic magazine's September cover story, obtained by Haaretz ahead of publication.
Based on dozens of interviews the Atlantic correspondent conducted in recent months with Israeli, American and Arab officials, Goldberg came to the conclusion that the likelihood of an Israeli strike has crossed the 50 percent mark. And Israel might not even ask for the famous "green light" from the U.S. - or even give couple of false pre-attack alerts, so that Washington won't try to stop the unilateral operation.
The report makes the suggestion that it is possible that Israel may not even seek a "green-light" but rather merely give the U.S. a heads up while the "birds" are in the air and headed to Iran. This is really an interesting time for Bible prophecy students. On one hand we could see nothing happen as the situation simmers, yet on the other hand the situation possesses the potential to bring Bible prophecy into play and ultimately to fulfillment as the prophecies of Psalm 83, Isaiah 17, and eventually Ezekiel 38-39 could be forced upon the world. To illustrate how easy this could happen, the Haaretz article further stated:
The results might be dire: It's likely that the Israeli air force won't have much time to waste in Iran, as Hezbollah will probably retaliate against Israel in the North and the fighter jets will be needed there. The unilateral operation might throw relations between Jerusalem and Washington into an unprecedented crisis, and might even unleash full-scale regional war with possible economic repercussions for the whole world, not to mention the cost of human lives.
This description of the results of an Israeli bombing sounds like it came right out of the Bible. The Psalms 83 prophecies could literally be fulfilled as the Iranian proxies are immediately unleashed on Israel after the air strikes. The involvement of all the immediate Islamic nations surrounding Israel could find themselves in a free-fall and all-out-war that results in the fulfillment of Psalm 83 and perhaps even Isaiah 17, as Syria has recently declared that they will enter the next conflict. As Islamic hatred and anger boils over, the final puzzle pieces for Ezekiel 38-39 could be put into play. If the Israelis were to make their move, it is certain that numerous Russian casualties would be part of the fallout of any strike. The Russians literally have thousands of people working in and around the Iranian nuclear facilities. These casualties of an Israeli strike is exactly what could cause "Mother Russia" to roar up in anger and lead the moslem coalition down into Israel per Ezekiel 38-39. Mother Russia is not likely to overlook the killing of hundreds nor even thousands of her "children" at the hands of the Israelis. Russia is well known for anti-semitism towards Jews and this anti-semitism would be unleashed in the Russian homeland on a scale not seen in a long, long time.
Folks, if there was ever a time to be sober and awake watching the Middle East, it is now. We could literally blink and possibly miss something. While I do not want to sound like an alarmist, I do want to caution people to watch carefully over the next month or so in the Middle East. The window of opportunity for Israel to stop Iran is closing fast. While the events in the region could simmer beyond late September as we know that there are numerous "ebbs and flows" in the Middle East political realm, we also know that Israel is serious when it says "Never Again" to it's enemies. For this reason, the stakes are high and eventually someone will blink. Keep watching for the Bible says when these things begin to take place, to look up for your redemption is drawing nigh!!