Psalms 83 (A Song, a Psalm of Asaph. – “O G-d, do not hold Yourself silent; be not silent; be not dead and be not still, G-d. For behold, Your foes are in uproar and those who hate You have raised their head. Against Your people they plot (conspire) deviously, they take counsel against those sheltered by You. They said, ‘Come, let us cut them off from nationhood, so Israel’s name will not be remembered any longer!’
For they take counsel together unanimously, they strike a covenant against You. ’The tents of Edom and Ishmaelites, Moab and Hagrites, Gebel and Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia, with the inhabitants of Tyre. Even Assyria joined with them, they became the strong arm of Lot’s sons, Selah.”
The Iranian imperial vision is about to get its day. It is they who are provoking the world, as being “in your face” with the goal to conquer the Middle East for the coming of the first Islamic messiah, called the Mahdi, and to prepare an Islamic Caliphate for the Mahdi to rule. Such is the political and prophetic vision of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad .
If the Iranian scenario plays out to its fulfillment, Revolutionary Guard elite units will divert the incoming enemy invasion by making a quick offensive attack at the American military bases in the Middle East, along the shores of the Mediterranean, in Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf, and in Israel. This could be a monumental assignment according to military experts for Iran, even though she is the 18th largest nation in the world has only about 200,000 military troops at full strength. This includes the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp) fighting force of 150,000 warriors that in times of war could max out at over 200,000 troops. This would even be a major task if they are trying to defend their own country while at the same time offensively assaulting their enemy across the Middle East.
Iranian War Scenario
As the war scenarios goes, about 15,000 of the elite Revolutionary Guards that are part of their elite Special Ops Forces, plus their Navy and Air Force troops will be used to strike targets as far as the Afghanistan, Iraq, along the Persian Gulf and also over to Israel. Yet at the same time, they plan to officially field a “million man army” to defend the homeland from an American coalition invasion into their land. With over 636 thousand square miles to defend, and with a population of less than 75 million Iranians, their vision is too small for the task of defense for they also have coastlines on three seas also to defend; the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea and the Caspian Sea. This will also include the defense of Tehran, and all the nuclear and weapons facilities scattered over the countryside.
The Iranian government proclaims that they can field a 10 million-man army. According to experts that number is highly inflated and optimistic, for according to these same experts, the maximum size of the back-up armies could be upwards to 140,000 partially trained soldiers taken from the Basij volunteer militia and local police forces.
Even so, the Iranians today are undergoing intensive training trying to hone together a fighting defensive force into five armored Basij divisions. These divisions would have their own tanks, transport vehicles, artillery and short-range anti-aircraft weapons. The Iranian police are also being retrained into a paramilitary force with its “Police Unit 110” trained for rapid responders into urban regions to fight rising militia guerrilla fighters or foreign troops invading into the country.
About two thirds of the Iranian forces would include the professional army while the rest of the troops would be virtually on their own with very little support from central command, air support or even helicopters for ground support because the Iranian air force and helicopters are so aged that they must all be held in reserve for the primary invasion sites to the Persian Gulf by American, Saudi and forces of the United Emirates.
As we consider these tactical statistics, which include striking deficiencies in the Iranian military forces, one now can see why Iran is dependent upon opening two or three additional fighting fronts to dilute the enemies of the Great Satan (America) and the Little Satan (Israel). It is estimated that the supporting fronts would include the Syrian Army of over 500,000 troops, the Hizballah militias of 45,000 troops plus the Palestinian Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Gaza with about a maximum of 20,000 troops. As we can see the Syrian, Hizballah and Hamas-Islamic Jihad troops will be aimed directly at Israel, while additional air support from Iranian airplanes could be used also against Israel.
Iran’s Proxy Forces of Hizballah, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad
The military strategy of Iran’s remote proxy forces is centered on training these forces as commando forces for invasions or incursions into Israel territories are released to tie up Israel IDF forces repelling them from invading into Syria, Lebanon or the Gaza region. Over 15,000 Syrian airborne commandos along with over 4,000 Hizballah Special Forces have gone to Iran for tactical training with Iranian specialists of the Revolutionary Guard or at the Al Qods Brigades training camp in Iran.
Their training will include taking the Syrian commandos by helicopter as they fly low over the landscape to be dropped into targeted regions in Northern Israel while seeking to avoid Israeli radar. At this same time the ground forces of Hizbullah would cross over the Lebanese-Israeli border to disrupt supply lines, striking at Israeli Defense Force barracks and transport centers, but will also seek to capture Israelis with the assistance of the local Israeli-Arab populations living in the region.
No doubt this will cause a serious repercussion with the Israeli population of which a large leftist proportion of the population have sympathetic urge to identify with the Palestinian cause. Yet, when it comes to killing or kidnapping children and women plus ambushing Israeli warriors for negotiation or trade, the very existence of the identity of being Jewish will come to an existential reality.
The military command depicts a “Triple Offensive” that will attack Israel under the command of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s General Hossein Mahedavi who Ahmadinejad has appointed to be permanently stationed at the command center in Beirut along with over a dozen Iranian military specialists giving technical advice on weapon systems and intelligence.
At the same time as the Syrian – Hizballah offensive attacks Northern Israel, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad terror units will be infiltrating into the coastal regions of the cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod, or send commando forces into the Southern Israeli sector of the Negev to attack, and abduct soldiers and civilians.
It was the American State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley who in early November accused Syria of continuing to "steer weapons to Hizballah militants in Lebanon in an attempt to exert control over its neighbor."
It was the Parisian French Newspaper called the Le Figaro that Israel leaked the intelligence logistics that Hizballah was running three logistics units whose specialty roles were in weapons transport:
- Unit 108, based in Damascus, was responsible transporting military arms and ammunition by trucks inside Syria to weapons depots in Aleppo, Homs and Tartous.
- Unit 112’s role was to deliver war materiel to Hizballah's caches in Lebanon and Syrian or Iranian ammunition to its guarded facilities in the Bekaa Valley.
- Unit 100’s operational directive was to organize the travels of Hizballah fighters and Iranian experts between Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and Iran via Damascus airport.
The Philistines in the Days of King David
Since the ancient of days the Philistines were masters of tunnel infiltration, the advanced technology of iron weapons, and the military warfare. Of all the enemies of Israel, they were the most insistent of keeping their two people with perpetual war. They used their tunnels with amazing skill to smuggle under the nose of their Egyptian overlords, weapons into the five cities of the Pentapolis that was governed by a ruling quintet over five city states; the Philistine cities of Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, and Gath.
During the ruling era of King Saul, David the son of Jesse was a hired mercenary with King Achish, the Philistine ruler of Gath. Through his analysis of their fighting skills, he became well versed in art of military warfare and the military tactics of invasion, evasion, and subversion.
Israel needs a “King David”
What was different about King David and the modern military of Israel? What was it that made King David a friend of G-d, even though the blood of ten thousand warriors was on his hands? How many of Israel’s Prime Ministers or Presidents have invoked the protection and blessing of HaShem upon the land and the people of Israel? How many of them have cried out in public supplication to help defend the State of Israel from her enemies? King David did and that is what made him renown throughout all ages.
He didn’t call out for assistance from his Egyptian (American) benefactors. He did not seek Assyrian (European) assistance to fight the Amalekites (Palestinians) or to manipulate the surrounding geopolitical forces from Amman or Moab (Tribal cousin by Abraham’s nephew Lot) to conquer the other nations surrounding Israel. He rather sought unity of his own people, integrity of his own borders, and a spiritual mandate from the G-d of Israel that his rule be governed with integrity, honesty, and justice.
The spiritual forces of the ancient Philistines are alive and well against Israel today. Whether descendants or not, the Palestinians evoke the same ideology of deception, destruction, and the genetic evil of implacable hatred towards the Children of Israel. And so with the modern Palestinians, the ancient tunnels infiltration routes are a prominent part of their cultural history.
Hundreds of tunnels are burrowed under the Gaza border fence as they use the techniques of modern warfare by their mentor, the North Korean’s doctrine of infiltration to smuggle in goods into their country, and infiltrate Israel, not to help their own people, but by sea, land or under the ground seeking to kill, abduct or to destroy.
As planned on Tehran’s inner military strategy circles, whenever Iran or America blinks first, the preemptive strike by Iran may not be upon American military forces, but a four-pronged avalanche of thousands of missiles upon Israel coming from four different directions. Except for the interventions of the Stuxnet virus, Iranian missiles will be launched from Iran to the east, Syria from the north, Hizballah from the northwest and Hamas and the Islamic Jihad from the south. Each has their own command center linked with central command in Damascus and then to Tehran. As the insiders plots their destinies, each of the proxy forces have imbedded enough of their own missiles and weapons to pound and hit every inch of Israel incessantly, except for the precision of direct strikes by weapon guidance systems.
Over the spring and summer of 2010, Syrian and Iranian marine commandos have been practicing simulated sea landings in the Mediterranean for strategic entry at points along the Israeli coastline near naval bases, power plants, oil refineries seeking their immediate destruction. Newer models of the Fateh-110 missiles with a range of 220-225 kilometers have been embedded in Hizballah concealed bunkers while Hamas has been provided with the upgraded Fajr-5 missiles that can hit Tel Aviv from Gaza.
The routine surveillance by Israel over Gaza with helicopters has in 2010 been halted because of the risk of being hit by Gaza based anti-aircraft missiles with various types of missile launchers embedded underground and launched by remote control have now become a standard in the military armaments of Gaza. A recent attack of anti-aircraft missiles in October by an Islamic Jihad squad was able to down an Israeli UAV in Northern Gaza. The debris was quickly recovered by a large military task force of Israel before any part of the vehicle could be retrieved to later be sent and evaluated by Iran.
Such is the dilemma of Israel today. She is now surrounded by enemies that have only one reason to exist; to destroy the State of Israel and every Jewish person living there. In October 26, the seriousness of the situation was depicted by one drill in Jerusalem that simulated a missile attack on the Israeli Knesset (Parliament building) by two Hamas Grad missiles while the Knesset was in session. The simulations included transferring all the Israeli MKs to a different building in Jerusalem. Such is the intensity of the State of Israel today. She is not threatening war and has never threatened to go to war with any of her surrounding neighbors except in defense of herself.
While the rest of the world is speculating about Israel attacking Iran, the real maneuvers are practicing the defense of that tiny speck of land in the Middle East, in which truly all the nations surrounding her are seeking her demise.
Got to Part Four – “Israel Prepares for the Defense of “The Land” and her own National Existence”
The Covert War to Destroy Nuclear Iran heralds the Regional War to Destroy Israel
Go to Part One - “Nuclear Iran crumbling by the Stuxnet Malware Virus”
Go to Part Two – “American, NATO, and Sunni Muslim Allies prepare for War against Shiite Iran”
Go to Part Three – “Iranian Proxy States prepare for War against Israel”
Go to Part Four – “Israel Prepares for the Defense of “The Land” and her own National Existence”
Go to Part Five – “Will this be Israel’s last Day or a New Beginning?”
The Prophetic Fate of Iran
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