Washington, D.C. We have repeatedly pointed out (see posts below) our politically incorrect opinion that Russia, rather than being a new “partner” with America, is still our enemy: and that it is saving its friendship for nations like Iran, which has a nuclear program thanks to Russia’s technological help. Of course Iran is a declared enemy of Israel. The newest evidence of Russia’s alliance with Iran came last week, when Russia demanded a NATO investigation into a computer virus called Stuxnet that infiltrated the computers that ran Iran’s nuclear program and disabled them in 2010. Russia is yelling foul by saying that a repeat of Stuxnet could wreak havoc in computers in nuclear facilities and create another Chernobyl. But there is a back-story here: Russia’s complaint is really a slap in the face of the United States and Israel, which comes just weeks after the Obama Administration had orchestrated the START nuclear treaty with Russia and after revelations about American/Israeli involvement in Stuxnet. This month articles in both the New York Times and the Jerusalem Post broke the story that hi-tech computer bug Stuxnet was actually designed in a joint project by the governments of the U.S. and Israel, developed specifically so it could be aimed at Iran’s nuclear computers so as to delay it’s mad race to build nuclear bombs. President George W. Bush reportedly green-lighted the secret project, and the testing was done at Israel’s Nuclear Research Center in the Negev desert, near Dimona. Once again, Russia shows itself to be defending Iran and criticizing the United States and Israel. These kinds of events remind us constantly of the prophetic importance of both Iran and Russia which will in the future mount an attempted invasion of Israel, according to the prophecies in the book of Ezekiel. In Thunder of Heaven, our second novel in our futuristic series, soon to be released, the Russia & Iran vs. U.S. & Israel scenario is explored in the light of Scripture. This entire issue of the deployment of the Stuxnet master computer virus has been ignored by much of the mainstream press. The Christian Science Monitor called it the most over-looked story for the year 2010. Which proves that things in plain sight can be often dangerously overlooked. The promises and warnings of the Bible sometimes fall into that category. America is awash with Bibles, but many are left unread. Have you read it? Do you know what God has promised about the future of the world, and what He expects from you? If not, why not pick up a New Testament and start reading the Gospel of John. If you do, we think you will find out that God has a plan for your future, and that it can be secured when you trust by faith in Jesus Christ as God’s Son. The “virus” of sin and death is no match for the grace of God. It was defeated at the cross of Calvary for every believer in Christ.
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