Comment by Truth:
It is not a matter of if, but when. Jeremiah the Prophet saw it long ago.
Jeremiah wrote a prophecy about the destruction of Elam. The name “Elam” means little to us until we realise that “Elam” is now part of modern day Iran. It is located in the west central part of Iran on the north end of the Persian Gulf. It is less than 200 miles across the Gulf from Kuwait, of Desert Storm fame.
But here’s the kicker – Elam is home to Bushehr, the site of Iran’s premier nuclear reactor. The Bushehr reactor was loaded with Russian nuclear fuel rods in 2010. John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the UN, said in 2010, “Israel’s got a problem, because once the fuel rods are inserted into the reactor, an attack … would almost certainly release the radiation into the atmosphere” ref. Fox News
John Bolton feared that an Israeli attack on the Bushehr reactor would release radiation into the atmosphere. His fears were well founded. Here is what Jeremiah (from Jeremiah 49:34-38) has to say:
34) This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, early in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah:
35) This is what the LORD Almighty says: “See, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might.
36) I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam’s exiles do not go.
37) I will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who want to kill them; I will bring disaster on them, even my fierce anger,” declares the LORD. “I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them.
38) I will set my throne in Elam and destroy her king and officials,” declares the LORD.
Is it reasonable to equate the “mainstay of their might” with Iran’s Bushehr nuclear capabilities?
Is it reasonable to assume that Elam’s exiles flee to avoid the radioactive fallout released from a destroyed Bushehr nuclear reactor?
Given the hostilities between Israel and Iran, is it reasonble to assume that Israel will be the agent of that destruction?
Adrian Blomfield, in his “Iran analysis” article written for The Telegraph on March 7, 2012 said:
“There will be little time for further equivocation. Mr Netanyahu’s intelligence chiefs have concluded that Iran’s nuclear programme will be immune to a go-it-alone Israeli attack within six to nine months. After that, the bulk of Iran’s nuclear material will have been moved to the Fordow enrichment plant, which is buried so far into a mountain side that Israel’s US-provided bunker-busters may not be able to destroy it.”
Given Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at AIPAC yesterday, I think that we can expect to see the Jeremiah 49 Prophecy fulfilled before this summer.