9 Cheshvan 5768, October 21, '07|
Published: 10/18/07, 8:54 AM
Israel Warns World War III May be Biblical War of
Gog and Magog
By: Ezra HaLevi
(IsraelNN.com) US President George W. Bush said a nuclear Iran would
mean World War III. Israeli newscasts featured Gog & Magog maps of the
likely alignment of nations in that potential conflict.
Channel 2 and Channel 10 TV showed the world map, sketching the basic
alignment of the two opposing axes in a coming world war, in a manner
evoking associations of the Gog and Magog prophecy for many viewers. The
prophecy of Gog and Magog refers to a great world war centered on the Holy
Land and Jerusalem and first appears in the book of Yechezkel
On one side were Israel, the United States, Britain, France and
Germany. On the other were Iran, Russia, China, Syria and North Korea.
US President Bush said Wednesday during a press conference that Iran
attaining nuclear weapons raises the risk of "World War III."
"If Iran had a nuclear weapon, it'd be a dangerous threat to world
peace," Bush said. "So I told people that if you're interested in avoiding
World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested [in preventing a
nuclear Iran]…I take the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon very
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Iran Tuesday and slammed the
US’s refusal to rule out the use of force against Iran’s nuclear project.
"Not only should we reject the use of force, but also the mention of force
as a possibility," he said.
Russia has blocked tougher UN sanctions in the UN Security Council,
where it has veto power. The Russian president asserts that there is no
evidence Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons rather than a peaceful nuclear
Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni called for a new Security Council
resolution against Iran at a press conference following her meeting with
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Wednesday. "I do believe there is a
need for another Security Council resolution,” she told reporters. “In the
past, the need to get everybody on board - including Russia and China -
led to some compromises on the nature of the sanctions. I hope this will
not be the case this time."
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Wednesday a sudden trip to Moscow
Thursday morning, where he will meet with Putin about Iran. Other topics
of discussion will reportedly be Russia’s continued supply of weapons to
Syria, which have then made their way into the hands of various terrorist
groups based there as well.
Original article: Israel National News
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