Mideast News Update 10-21-12
Mideast News Update
October 21, 2012
Iranian General Claims
Israel "Highly Vulnerable"
To All-Out Strike By Iran
The Deputy Commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami told Iranian television that Israel is highly vulnerable to an all-out Iranian attack.
Salami claimed that as the result of the UAV drone incursion into Israeli Airspace earlier this month proves that the Islamic Revolution "has the upper hand" over the Zionist regime. The drone was made by Iranian engineers and flown into Israel by Hezbollah forces in Lebanon. Salami says that the incursion exposes the weaknesses of Israel's "Iron Dome" air defense systems. He also claimed that Israel's defense systems are highly vulnerable to all-out strikes by Iran.
The general also warned Western nations against attacking Iran's nuclear installations saying that such action would only speed up Israel's annihilation.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted the impending downfall of the "US empire." He pointed to America's massive debt and its legitimacy within the international community as a reason for America's impending downfall. The Iranian leader asked the question: “How long can a government with a $16,000 trillion foreign debt remain a world power?”
Iran's president also predicted that Western nations would soon drop their alliance with the "Zionist regime." Ahmandinejad also downplayed the effect of Western sanctions against the Iranian regime.
More details on this story, LINK HERE to the Jerusalem Post coverage.
Israeli Navy Seizes Gaza-bound Ship
US & Israel Conduct Missile Defense Drill
Israel To Hold Major Quake Drill
The Israeli government maybe taking a tip from Ezekiel's Magog Invasion prophecies because the Israeli Home Front Command (Civil Defense) along with the Israeli Defense Force scheduled a large-effort, national, earthquake drill for Sunday (10/21). All TV and Radio broadcasts will be interrupted issuing instructions on what to do during an earthquake. The drill assumes an earthquake producing 7,000 casualties with response teams working accordingly to resolve problems quickly.
Aside from the Ezekiel prophecies predicting a Magog invasion of Israel followed by a massive earthquake, Israeli authorities have good reason to train the public on earthquake preparedness. Israel sits on a major earthquake fault line referred to as the Syrian-African fault. Full details - LINK HERE.
Iran Adds More Centrifuges
At its Underground Facility at Fordow
Russia Deploys New S-400 Air Defenses
Russia is deploying its most sophisticated air defense system along its southern border with Turkey. The move is a signal to Turkey to not intervene in the Syrian civil war. More details, LINK HERE.
Iranian Cyber Attacks Continue on US Banks
Lebanon Car Bombing Kills
Key Lebanese Leaders
Could Destabilize Lebanese Gov't