"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11
| ‘For the Record’: Is Iran Working Toward an EMP Strike?|
‘For the Record’: Is Iran Working Toward an EMP Strike?
There are signs that Iran may be working toward an Electromagnetic Pulse strike on the United States.
“Once Iran has a nuclear weapon, they are ready to launch an EMP attack against us,” former CIA Director James Woolsey told TheBlaze TV’s For the Record. “I think they have conducted launches of satellites of the type that you and in the direction you would want for an EMP attack.”
In addition to those tests, Woolsey says the Iranian military has laid the groundwork for a religious justification for an EMP strike. In 2010, a military textbook called “Passive Defense” was published, which included a section that outlined how an EMP strike would be compliant with Islamic law.
“The deaths from electromagnetic pulse are all indirect,” said Woolsey. “They come from destroying the electricity grid, and thereby not being able to operate the other 17 infrastructures in the United States — food, water, finance. Everything else operates off electricity. And by not being able to operate those, you will have lots of people die of thirst, die of starvations, die of social disruption.”
“The idea, as I understand it, was that since one is not directly attacking or killing humans,” Woolsey said, “it doesn’t come under the stricture of some other ruling, or idea that one should not use nuclear weapons against people.”
The Congressional EMP Commission spent nearly a decade studying the issue and concluded that as many as 90 percent of all Americans could die in the first year after an EMP strike.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
| 2016/2/28 6:58||Profile|
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Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? (26) Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? (27) Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? (28) And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: (29) And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (30) Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? (31) Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (32) (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. (33) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (34) Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
| 2016/2/28 11:13||Profile|
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That passage by Jesus is a call not to WORRY, FRET, or FEAR, lacking in trust for the sovereignty of God concerning food, shelter or clothing for tomorrow. It was not however a call to "stick our heads in the proverbial sand" & ignore everything in the world and act as if nothing matters at all. We know this by what Jesus did & did not say in the passage & we can interpret this scripture, as all scripture, by the full counsel of God in all other scriptures.
For example, in Acts, when Agabus stood up & prophesied that a famine was coming, preparation was made & sent to the saints in Jerusalem ahead of time. Some Biblical scholars say it was many years from the prophecy to the actual famine (makes me think of Joseph & the dreams God had him interpret for Pharoah of 7 years of plenty followed by a coming 7 years of famine). So, why didn't saints stand up in the congregation when Agabus prophesied of this coming famine & make sure Agabus was aware of the words of Jesus not to worry about tomorrow? Because we can be aware of the signs of the times & the season in which we live & not stick our heads in the sand without getting caught up in worry or fear. In fact, Jesus scolded those who could interpret tomorrow's weather but couldn't discern the signs of the times & the season in which they lived. And think of Noah: a man thought of as a tremendous man of faith throughout the OT & NT, but he spent decades building an ark at the command of the Lord. So he wasn't "worried" about tomorrow, but he wasn't naive & just ignorant of what was coming either.
The Congressional report & the CIA internal (now public) documentation report on the threat of an EMP on the USA is widely publicly known around the world. Most reports show our grid extremely vulnerable & a precision EMP attack could "extinguish up to 90% of our population in 1-2 years". That's not fear mongering or worrying, that's just facts presented by people looking at the objective data who ain't trying to scare anybody. North Korea knows this. China knows this. Russia knows this. And Iran certainly does. No doubt my all of these countries have wargame plans/strategies for this if/when WW3 goes "hot" from these current proxy wars in the Middle East.
We should have rebuilt our national electric grid when our economy was booming in the late 70's, 80's & 90's & we have been aware of this threat since way back then. Why didn't we? I can only assume pride that it would never happen to the USA, & maybe God's sovereignty in allowing a nation to trust too much in its own strength as it has turned more and more away from God as a whole (the nation as a whole has gotten more wicked & also much of the church has gone apostate or is extremely backslidden/asleep - though there is always a remnant for sure), and now we as a nation follow Romans 1 to a "T" (slaughtering tens of millions of babies & legalizing it, homosexual practice & even marriage - & even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural affections, murder, immorality accepted as normal as even more than 50% of pastors in pulpits admit to silent polls of weekly usage of pornography, etc., etc.).
Anyways, not worrying that God will feed & clothe us tomorrow is different than hiding under a rock somewhere & ignoring what is happening & what is coming.
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Amen, Jeff. We are not to let anything in this world move us out of our peace with the Lord.
When we do then we get into the flesh, desire to preserve our life and even align ourselves with the world to employ carnal weapons to wipe out our perceived enemy.
We don't ignore that the Holy Spirit wants us to draw near to our High Tower and Strong Fortress.
It's either that or we seek to save our life(style).
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, our battle is not carnal and God has given us spiritual weapons to fight a battle whose source is in the heavens.
| 2016/2/28 12:39|
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Why just Iran? Why not every other rival or enemy of the US? If we are so vulnerable why has it not yet happened? Many nations already have nukes.
90% of the population gone in 2 years? I find that a tad hard to believe.
| 2016/2/28 12:48||Profile|
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Maybe, because Iran does not have a central bank run by the globalists and therefore are not controllable. Libya did not have one either, until the globalists engineered their downfall.
The only countries left in 2011 without a Central Bank owned by the Rothschild Family are:
After the instigated protests and riots in the Arab countries the Rothschild finally paved their way into establishing Central Banks, and getting rid of many leaders, which put them into more power.
Seems there is some disagreement in the comments.
Mexico does America more harm than Iran, yet they have a central bank so are controllable by the globalists, who succeeded in erasing Europe's borders with the EU, and want to erase America's borders as well.
But, Christians are not to wage war against any man. The NT and life of Christ and the Apostles are clear on this subject.
| 2016/2/28 14:28|
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Jeff, respectfully brother, I did not pick up on David's post to stick my head in the sand. But simply to not give into fear and to trust God.
In Matthew 24:6 Jesus tells his disciples that you are not to be frightened. For these things must take place. The implication being we are to trust Him. Even as it were when all hell breaks loose. Sorry not trying to be profane.
Anyway brother these are simply my thoughts regarding David's post.
| 2016/2/28 14:34|
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Brethren let us not forget that a gospel revival is taking place in Iran and many are coming to Christ. This should be the good news that we rejoice in.
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AMEN, Blaine. Christians don't wage war against men. That is the great delusion.
| 2016/2/28 14:40|
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TMK - that is the official report findings of the head of the congressional committee report. Sounds astonishing I know, but when there's no light, no transportation (our food shelves are stocked biweekly nationally and every day in places like NYC), potentially no law enforcement to stop the bad elements of society, no pumping of municipal water, no gasoline, no cars, etc. It's not fear-mongering. It's just facts. Look it up.
Blaine, I'm not saying anything about the revival in Iran or anything else. I am well aware of this & promote, pray for & support this work in every way possible. This doesn't take away the fact that judgement is coming to America. I'm not saying lets bomb Iran. I'm saying what Greg originally posted is well known for many years in top levels of government. It's just a fact. If anything, it should cause us to realize where we potentially stand in history, number our days, & live every day with intentionality before God in our secret lives, our evangelism, etc. When many prophets in the Body have had dreams & visions of these type things coming, I don't think the Lord is fear-mongering or telling us to put our head in the sand of these possibilities, but warning us to prepare (& seek Him individually for what that means for each of us). "Does God do anything except He first warn His prophets?" No, he doesn't.
Some may, but I'm not advocating fear. But sobriety. As Peter said in Holy Writ, "Be sober...be vigilant...the end of all things is near...." And the end of America as we know it could be sooner than you think. And I am not afraid, nor in willful blissful ignorance with my head in the sand. My 2 cents.
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