Prophetic News 2020
 
 If Iran doesn't - Israel will :
 Iran will have enough material for a nuclear bomb within the year

Israeli intelligence estimates that Iran will have capabilities to build a missile capable of carrying nuclear weapon within two years.

JANUARY 14, 2020

Iran can have enough enriched uranium to produce one nuclear bomb by the end of the year and a missile capable of carrying a nuclear bomb within the next two years, Israeli army intelligence estimates.

Over the past year, Iran has gradually lifted all limits on its production of enriched uranium, which can be used to make reactor fuel but also nuclear weapons.

According to Israeli army intelligence estimates for 2020, if Tehran continues its nuclear program at their current projected rate it will be capable of producing 1,300 kilograms of low-enriched uranium in order to get the 25 kilograms of highly enriched uranium by the end of the current year.

Israel has a window of opportunity to increase its operations against Iranian entrenchment in the Middle East due to Soleimani’s assassination.
 
 
 
 Iran's secret underground 'missile city' unveiled

JANUARY 15, 2020

The Iranian Tansim news agency released images of the Islamic Republic's underground "missile cities," which hold hundreds of missiles and solid-fuel rockets ready-to-fire under five levels of concrete, Radio Farda reported on Tuesday.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Airspace Force Commander Ali Hajizadeh claimed that Iran's missile depots were scattered around various parts of the country and are held in bunkers hidden 500 meters (1640 feet) underground in the state's mountains.

The recent conflict between the US and Iran in Iraq that was sparked by the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani led to a rise in tensions across the Middle East, with many fearing further developments that may lead the region into war.

Following last week's ballistic missile attack, Iranian generals warned that "a tsunami will sweep away all US bases." Iranian state TV said that "Iran has 80 million inhabitants," announcing that "based on the Iranian population, we want to raise $80 million [as] a reward for those who get close to the head of [US] President [Donald] Trump."
 
 
 The Pushing Ram :
Rouhani warns foreign forces in Middle East 'may be in danger'

Iranian president's remarks come after UK, France and Germany challenged Tehran over breaking limits of nuclear deal.

1/15/2019

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they "may be in danger" if they remain in the region.

"Today, the American soldier is in danger, tomorrow the European soldier could be in danger," Hassan Rouhani said in televised remarks on Wednesday, without elaborating.
 


 
 WITH A NEW WEAPON IN DONALD TRUMP'S HANDS, THE IRAN CRISIS RISKS GOING NUCLEAR

1/13/20

Ten days before Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016, the United States nuked Iran. The occasion: a nuclear war exercise held every year in late October. In the war game, after Iran sank an American aircraft carrier and employed chemical weapons against a Marine Corps force, the Middle East commander requested a nuclear strike, and a pair of B-2 stealth bombers, each loaded with a single nuclear bomb, stood by while the president deliberated.

"Testing our forces through a range of challenging scenarios validates the safety, security, effectiveness and readiness of the strategic deterrent," Adm. Cecil D. Haney, then the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said as the exercise got underway.

According to a government contractor who helped write the complex scenario leading up to the decision to use nuclear weapons, Global Thunder 17 (as the exercise was called because it took place in fiscal year 2017) focused on "execution of a combatant command strike at the tactical level."
 
 
 
 The focus is on the two horns here: Another Attack:

Four Iraqi Air Force servicemen injured as 8 rockets hit base housing US troops – Iraqi PM's office

12 Jan, 2020

At least four Iraqi soldiers have been injured in mortar shelling targeting Al-Balad airbase housing American troops. The facility has become a frequent target of attacks in the wake of the US killing of a top Iranian commander.

At least eight ‘Katyusha’ rockets hit the base located some 80 kilometers north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the prime minister’s office has confirmed. The rockets allegedly struck a runaway located inside the facility, military sources earlier told Reuters.

There have been no reports of any casualties among the US military personnel. No groups has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

US bases in Iraq were also hit by a ballistic missile attack from Iran on January 8. The move almost put the two nations on the brink of war, but a large-scale conflict was eventually avoided.

It is still unclear who might be behind the repeated attacks on the Iraqi base hosting American troops but such actions do not fit the strategy of Iran or the Popular Mobilization Forces – a group of Iran-backed Shia militias – Ammar Waqqaf, a Middle East analyst told RT.

“These attacks use non-precise weapons. The margins of error are huge. Even if there were American forces at this base, it is still not a solely American base, there are Iraqi soldiers there. So whoever targets this base does not necessarily care about the Iraqi army or personnel,” he said, adding that Tehran eventually decided to focus on pushing American forces out of Iraq and out of the Middle East in general through diplomacy and influence on its neighbors rather than through military means.

In fact, anti-Iranian sentiment which has been on the rise in Iraq for quite some time went down in the wake of the assassination of Soleimani by the US, Waqqaf noted, adding that “there was some sympathy and unification among key factions” in Iraq. Tehran or pro-Iranian forces in Iraq would gain little if they shattered this unity by hitting some Iraqi personnel in an attack supposedly aimed against the US.
 
 
 
 
 
 Pay attention to the rumors - next : war
 
 Iran publishes film portraying jihad attack on the White House and Capitol, killing Trump, Pompeo and Netanyahu

JAN 11, 2020

Iran propaganda concerning their take - on how they will attack the White House and assassinate President Trump.
 
 
 
 Iran's Revenge is on its way:
 
 IRANIAN PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI: IRAN’S NUCLEAR INDUSTRIES WILL PROSPER IN THE COMING YEARS; AMERICAN’S “LEG” AND “HAND” WILL BE CUT OFF FROM THE REGION;

Jan 8, 2020

Iran President Rouhani:

"They cut off the hand of our dear Soleimani. In the footage and pictures, you saw his dear hand next to his body. His revenge will be when we cut off America's leg in the region. If America's leg is severed from the region – as well as its invading hand – once and for all, this will be the real revenge and the final response by the region's peoples to America. The Americans should not make any mistake. If tomorrow they face problems on the global level, they should not say that it was at Iran's orders."
 
 
 
 Two Horns vs the West with a Great Nation leading the way:
 
“Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.” As he came near to where I stood, I was terrified and fell facedown. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the Time of the End… Behold, I will make known to you what will happen in the latter time of wrath, because it concerns the appointed time of the end. The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.” Daniel 8:16-17,19-20
 
 
Americans Are Debating About Whether We Will Go to War with Iran, But the Iranians Say the War Has Already Started

January 7, 2020

In common with other Iranian officials, Dehghan suggested that Iran was in no hurry to retaliate and would choose its targets carefully. “Our reaction will be wise, well considered and in time, with decisive deterrent effect.”

“It might be argued that there could be proxy operations. We can say America, Mr. Trump, has taken action directly against us — so we take direct action against America.”
 

The Persian Puzzle: Iran, Iraq, and the United States

1/10/20

What a trove of leaked Iranian cables tells us about Iran’s influence in Iraq.

The U.S. airstrike that killed the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last week has brought tensions between the two countries to a boiling point, with Iran vowing to avenge the killing. Soleimani was the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force and the country’s top intelligence commander. The United States says he was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American service members during the Iraq War.

But Soleimani also had critics in the region, including thousands of Iraqi demonstrators who had taken to the streets in recent months to protest Iran’s growing influence in Iraq’s political affairs. A recent report published jointly by the New York Times and the Intercept relied on hundreds of leaked intelligence cables to outline just how deep that influence runs.

On First Person, Foreign Policy podcast this week, we hear from the New York Times reporter Farnaz Fassihi. She was a member of the investigative team that brought the leaked cables to light. She is also the author of the book Waiting for An Ordinary Day, a memoir of her four years covering the Iraq War and witnessing the unraveling of social life for Iraqi citizens.
 
 
 
 
 
Just the start:
 
 
IRANIAN SUPREME LEADER AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI: OUR MISSILE ATTACKS WERE A “SLAP” TO THE AMERICANS; AMERICA’S CORRUPTING PRESENCE IN THE REGION MUST COME TO AN END

January 08, 2020

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a January 8, 2019 speech that aired on Ofogh TV (Iran) that the ballistic missile attacks on U.S. bases had been a "slap" to the Americans, that military operations against America are not enough, and that America's corrupting presence in the region must come to an end.

The audience, in which many people were holding up pictures of Qasem Soleimani, energetically chanted: "Death to America! Death to America! Death to Israel! Death to Israel!... Allah Akbar! Khamenei is the Leader! Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent! Death to the hypocrites and infidels!"
 
 
Senior IRGC General Naqdi Predicts: Muslims Will Pull Americans out of Embassies and Military Bases and Hang Them Blindfolded from Trees

January 3, 2019

General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, IRGC Deputy Commander for Coordination, was interviewed on the Iranian TV, on January 3, 2020. In the interview, Naqdi said that although Iran has missiles, drones, and "we can do things to them in land and sea" he does not consider this to be real revenge. The blood of the martyrs is more powerful than missile attacks or the targeting of senior officials or agents. He said that the two nations, Iraq and Iran, have become unified by the blood of the martyrs from both countries and this is the real revenge.

The Islamic youth are now motivated to carry out attacks against U.S. presence in their countries. General Naqdi said that American pressure on the region has now led the youth "to pull them [the Americans] out of their nests of spies" – referring to U.S. embassies – "and military bases and to hang them blindfolded from trees." He added that motivation to attack the "Zionist regime" has now quadrupled. General Naqdi stated that this popular motivation is a more effective means of revenge than a military blow and this will lead to the U.S. pulling out of the region and the annihilation of Israel.
 
 
 
 
The Ram is pushing: 
 
Iranian missile shoots down Ukrainian plane

1/8/2020

Watch: Iranian missile shoots down Ukrainian plane. Footage shows moment Iranian missile strikes passenger plane near Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard.
 
 
 
“Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.” As he came near to where I stood, I was terrified and fell facedown. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the Time of the End… Behold, I will make known to you what will happen in the latter time of wrath, because it concerns the appointed time of the end. The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.” Daniel 8:16-17,19-20

Iraq’s pro-Iran factions ramp up threats to US after Iran missile strikes

Qais al-Khazali, a hardline commander, says Iraqi militias’ response will be no less severe than Iranian barrage; another group warns American soldiers ‘revenge is coming’

January 8, 2020

A top commander in Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary network said Wednesday it was time for an “Iraqi response” to a US drone strike that killed the network’s deputy chief.

“That response will be no less than the size of the Iranian response. That is a promise,” Qais al-Khazali, a hardline Hashed commander, threatened in a tweet.

“To American soldiers: Do not close your eyes. Revenge for the martyr Muhandis is coming at the hands of Iraqis — until the last soldier among you leaves,” it said.

“The International Resistance Regiments have been formed in order to execute a harsh, deliberate response to the American terrorist forces,” Kaabi said. His deputy had earlier called for an urgent meeting to unite anti-American forces across Iraq.

“We will wage a war against the American presence in all parts of the region that we can reach,” said Nasr al-Shammary.
 
 
 
Daniel 8: It is on:
 
Missile attacks target US forces in Iraq, senior military source says; Iran suspected

January 7, 2020

Missiles were fired early Wednesday in multiple locations across Iraq, a senior U.S. military source in the country told Fox News, describing it as a series of attacks on U.S. forces from Iran.

The source told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin: "Under missile attack from Iran. These are either cruise missiles or short-range ballistic missiles. All over the country." The missiles struck near Al Assad Air Base in Anbar among other locations; the air base houses U.S. troops.
 
 
 
What's next: The Showdown between Iran and the U.S.

January 6, 2020

Seismic shocks set off by the drone strike which killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani rippled across the U.S. As thousands of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne boarded planes for the Middle East, the Department of Homeland Security warned of possible Iranian cyber-attacks, and the Mayor of New York City stepped up security.

"We are now potentially facing a threat that's different and greater than anything we have faced previously," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

The troops are going to Kuwait, where they will be ready to reinforce U.S. Embassies and other locations where Americans are based. General Frank McKenzie, the Commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, has told the Pentagon he intends to hit back if any of the 5,000 American troops in Iraq are attacked by Iranian-backed militias.

Until last week, U.S. forces had not retaliated for fear of antagonizing the Iraqi government, but as Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters off-camera, the confrontation with Iran and its militias has reached a new level.

"The game has changed," Secretary Esper said. "We are prepared to do what is necessary to defend our personnel and our interests and our partners in the region."
 
Mark 13:8: “And there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

Puerto Rico earthquake: VIDEOS show destruction after 5.8-magnitude tremor hits US territory

January 6, 2019

A powerful earthquake has unleashed havoc in Puerto Rico, leaving many in the US territory without power. The quake is reportedly one of the largest to date to hit the island.

Videos show collapsed homes in the aftermath of the 5.8-magnitude tremor, as well as roads covered in rocks and debris – apparently the result of a mudslide.
 
 
“Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.” As he came near to where I stood, I was terrified and fell facedown. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the Time of the End… Behold, I will make known to you what will happen in the latter time of wrath, because it concerns the appointed Time of the End. The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.” Daniel 8:16-17,19-20
 
 
 
 
 Will Iran’s Response to the Soleimani Strike Lead to War?

What Tehran Is Likely to Do Next

January 3, 2020

Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force, was one of the most influential and popular figures in the Islamic Republic and a particular nemesis of the United States. He led Iran’s campaign to arm and train Shiite militias in Iraq—militias responsible for the deaths of an estimated 600 American troops from 2003 to 2011— and became the chief purveyor of Iranian political influence in Iraq.

By May 2019, Tehran had chosen instead to breach the agreement and escalate tensions across the region. First came Iranian mine attacks against international shipping in May and June. Then Iran shot down a U.S. drone, nearly touching off an open conflict with the United States. In September, Iranian missiles struck the Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia—arguably the most important piece of oil infrastructure in the world. Shiite militia groups began launching rockets at U.S. bases in Iraq, ultimately leading to the death of an American contractor last week. Retaliatory U.S. strikes eventually brought us to the Soleimani assassination.

The United States must, at a minimum, expect to find itself in conflict with Shiite militias in Iraq that will target U.S. forces, diplomats, and civilians. Iraq is the theater where the U.S. strike took place and therefore the most rational place for Iran to immediately respond. Moreover, the militia groups have already been escalating their activities over the past six months. They are among Iran’s most responsive proxies and will be highly motivated, given that Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, one of their top commanders, was killed in the strike along with Soleimani.
 

Tensions Rise in the Middle East After U.S. Killing of Iranian Military Leader

Iran vows ‘hard revenge’; U.S. to deploy some 3,500 troops to Kuwait

January 3, 2019

President Trump’s decision to order an airstrike that killed a powerful Iranian military leader on Iraqi soil reverberated through the Middle East on Friday, with Tehran vowing to avenge the death of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and its allies in Iraq pressing to expel U.S. troops from the country.

The U.S. said it would deploy some 3,500 additional troops to the region to boost security, and the U.S. Embassy in Iraq urged all American citizens to leave the country immediately.
 
 
In Iraq, US should take these 6 actions – We can’t allow it to become an Iranian puppet

January 2, 2020

After the tremendous sacrifices America made to liberate Iraq from the rule of brutal dictator Saddam Hussein and end his threat to other nations, we must not allow Iraq to become a puppet of the virulently anti-American dictatorship that rules Iran.

Yet as we saw this week when militia forces loyal to the Islamic Republic of Iran attacked the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad – setting fires and causing other property damage in the embassy compound – Iran and the Iraqi militia forces it controls are already playing a major role in neighboring Iraq.

Iraqi government leaders have not shown the capability or willingness to secure their borders and territory against forces loyal to Iran, who continue to destabilize the country and the region.

Iraq’s lack of a strong and unified national government will continue to incubate threats that the U.S. and the international community will have to deal with, unless we can spark some major changes.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/michael-pregent-us-must-stop-iran-from-making-iraq-its-puppet
 

Report: Top Iranian commander eliminated in Iraq

Qassem Soleimani, head of the IRGC's Quds Force, reportedly eliminated in air strike at the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq.

January 2, 2020

Qassem Soleimani, head of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, was eliminated in a US drone strike near the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq overnight Thursday, a senior Pentagon official told Newsweek.

Mohammed Redha al-Jabri, head of protocol of Iraq's state-sponsored Popular Mobilization Forces and the deputy head of the organization, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, were also eliminated in the attack, the official said.

“The American and Israeli enemy is responsible for killing the mujahideen Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani,” said Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces.

Earlier it was reported that four rockets hit a military base near the airport in the Iraqi capital. The Lebanese Al-Mayadeen network, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, reported that the attack was carried out by US helicopters and that Muhammad Raza al-Jabari, a senior official in the Iranian-backed Shiite militias, was killed in the attack.