The tragic history of the Islamic regime in Tehran has been written with the blood of many thousands of Jews—not to mention Americans.
From the very beginning of the Islamic revolution in 1979, Iran has seized embassies, held hostages, assassinated diplomats, targeted civilians,
hijacked planes and ships, stoned women and used children as human shields on the battlefield. Its leaders openly deny the Holocaust, blame the U.S.
government for 9/11 and fantasize about the soon-coming destruction of Israel.
Iran is also the number one state sponsor of terrorism. Its proxies have murdered and maimed U.S. soldiers on battlefields in Lebanon, Iraq,
Afghanistan—and who knows where else.
For 10 years, the international community, led by the United States, has tried diplomacy. For the past six years, the West has applied sanctions, only
to have them undermined by nations like Russia, China and Japan.
Israel may try to go it alone for a little while. If Israel does strike Iran, however, we can be certain that it will not be successful in eliminating
the Iranian threat. Whether it takes action or not, we can expect Iran to only grow more belligerent and pushier—effectively bringing on a more
severe crisis down the road. An Israeli strike may buy the Jews some time—or it may hasten the Islamist push for Jerusalem.
Ultimately, Bible prophecy reveals, Israel will seek outside help to counter its radical Islamic enemies. But it won’t look to the U.S. Numerous
prophecies point to the Jewish nation going to the Assyrians for protection in the end time. Hosea, for example, talks of Judah sending to King Jareb
of Assyria for help (Hosea 5:13). Ezekiel prophesies of Jerusalem doting on the Assyrians as “lovers” (Ezekiel 23).
The evident divide between the leaders of America and Israel, as demonstrated in their respective aipac speeches in March of this year,
further sets the scene for the Jews to look elsewhere for support. For some time, Germany has been growing more active in the region, and relations
between the two countries have been improving. We can expect Israel to move further in this direction as it becomes more desperate and its relations
with America continue to fray.
Standing up to Iran now and going it alone will not solve their problems. Even if Washington supported them, their problems would not be resolved. And
ultimately, going to Germany for help will backfire in a spectacular way.