With a world whose global economy could come to a screeching halt, and the oil that fuels the engines of the economies of all the nations in the world might would cease to flow through the most volatile choke-point in the world, the Strait of Hormuz, many commodity brokers were recently witnessing what will happen if this geo-political crisis were really truth or did occur.
As Iran was preparing a military exercise practicing close the Strait of Hormuz, a rumor suddenly appeared out of nowhere by the real-time analysts Ransquawk. This report cascaded around the world. It claimed that Iran had closed the Strait of Hormuz. Immediately the oil prices skyrocketed.
Yet the rumor was quickly dispelled when Iran’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the Strait was open. Yet, it took the confirmation by the US Fifth Fleet that protects the maritime traffic through the Strait of Hormuz to convince the economic markets that life was still normal before the jitters of the commodities markets around the world could be calmed down.
In such an event, oil experts have predicted that oil prices around the world will surge to $300-$500 per barrel a day if Iran were to actually close the Strait of Hormuz either in a preemptive attack or in retaliation for a US/Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The reason is quite clear; the Strait of Hormuz is only 21 miles wide at its choke-point’s narrowest passage. Through this narrow funnel between mountainous terrain on either side, Iran to the North and Oman and the United Arab Emirates to the south flows a large portion of the oil that fuels the western economic world.
The Strait of Hormuz is a key transport passage for petroleum exporting countries from the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman through the Arabian Sea and outward to the Indian Ocean. From the Persian Gulf to the world over 15.5 million barrels of oil pass through the strait each day representing 33% of the world’s total oil shipments. With these facts alone, the maritime traffic through this international chokepoint and it affect upon the global economy is easily comprehended.
For life to be normal, it assumes that Iran in times of war will allow foreign ships to enter its territorial waters thus complicit in following Part III of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea that stipulates that vessels remain free to enter and exit narrow water passage ways in order to allow speedy and continuous navigation between a port and the open seas. As seen on this picture, maritime vessels enter into the Persian Gulf from the Gulf of Oman by traveling over Iranian territorial waters. The shipping lanes that exit the Strait of Hormuz from the Persian Gulf travel through the Omani territorial waters.
One of the legal legislative proposals recently introduced in the Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee is to establish an official national security position that would block any foreign warships from using Iranian territorial waters. This national edict by Iran would no doubt be used in times of war. It is also clear to perceived that this legislation by the Iranian Parliament could be enacted if the American-European sanctions blocking purchasing oil from Iran were to be enforced as early as July 1, 2012. In effect this decision would affect Iranian national security and her national strategic interests and would be tantamount to a declaration of an economic war.
Even though Iran allows foreign ships to use its territorial waters in good faith and on the basis of “Law of the Sea’s maritime transit passage provisions”, it does not mean that she always will be so cooperative. Interestingly enough, although this maritime treaty is followed by both the United States and Iran, we must take note that both countries signed the treaty but neither of them ratified it.
With this in mind, on December 29, 2012, the American Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. John C. Stennis traveled through the Strait of Hormuz traveling east from the Persian Gulf just after the Iranian government completed conducting its drills. This passage provoked quickly a warning by the Commander of the Iranian Regular Forces, Major-General Ataollah Salehi. He advised the U.S.S. John C. Stennis and other U.S. Navy vessels not to return to the Persian Gulf while Iran was doing its drills. As he warned, “Iran is not in the habit of repeating a warning twice.
Shortly after Washington received the warning, the Pentagon’s press secretary responded with these words, “No one in this government seeks confrontation [with Iran] over the Strait of Hormuz. It’s important to lower the temperature.”
What are the operational plans if the United States was to confront Iran remains in secret between the White House and the Pentagon. It is doubtful whether any U.S. aircraft carriers would actually be operational either inside the Persian Gulf or the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea at this time as missile systems are currently being deployed in the petro-sheikhdoms around the Arabian Sea. Even when these system become operational is also a guarded secret.
The Military Buildup of Western Forces continue Unabated while America talks about Israel Attacking
DEBKAfiles on February 4, 2012 posted a blog, “American’s talk about an Israeli Strike against Iran but Prepare own Offensive;
DEBKAfiles – “US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has been outspoken about a possible Israeli offensive against Iran taking place as of April and one American TV channel theorized simplistically Friday, Feb. 3, about Israel's tactics. At the same time, no US source is leveling on the far more extensive American, Saudi, British, French and Gulf states' preparations going forward for an offensive against the Islamic Republic…”
Upwards to 100,000 American troops have been or are in route for troop placement in several locations in the Middle East. These include: Two strategic islands near to Iran, Oman’s Masirah on the southern border of the Strait, Socotra between Yemen and the Horn of Africa. Acquiring the use of the latter island was achieved in a diplomatic exchange of allowing the exiled Yemini ruler, Ali Abdullah Salah into America for medical care in exchange to station American military troops and armaments in Socotra.
Ten thousand American troops have already been placed in the State of Israel, where Iran has threatened a first strike if the Unites States and Europe fully implement its embargo by July 1, 2012. In the meantime, on January 31, 2012, a complete Israeli division practiced the drafting of Israeli reservists if and when up to 200,000 missiles, rockets and long range projectiles, as admitted by Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Maj. Gen. Avivi Kochavi, were to be activated against Israeli military bases, induction centers, national highways and towns.
This heavy bombardment is expected to come against Israel from any one or all of four directions: Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, plus Iran. If the Muslim Brotherhood takes full control of the Egyptian government, then Israel would be fully surrounded by a fifth line of attack from Egypt and the Suez.
With this in mind, two weeks earlier over 1,000 Israeli paratroopers staged their largest exercise in 15 years as they jumped from Israeli skies over the Negev to the south. This military exercise gave succinct notice to her enemy neighbors around her that Israel had the capabilities to penetrate deep into enemy territories with combatant soldiers if needed.
Even more alarming is the fact that with the insurgence of Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s massacre against his own civilians in Syria in the Homs district of Khalkiyeh, it now appears that the entire Middle East will go up in flames. If Iran attacks or is attacked, then it would be safe to concluded that every warhead placed with the approval of the Ayatollahs of Iran would be activated and prepared for launch from; Syria, Hamas in Gaza, Hizbullah in Lebanon and Iran. And Syria is not alone, for if Iran does not come to her defense, the Russian government has promised to come to the aid of Syria, her military client,
With the American media highlighting Israel’s potential intent to bomb Iran, this high volume rhetoric may be a deflection of the real intent that the United States is playing with time. What has been visible to most security intelligence agents around the world is that the Obama White House is rapidly becoming the most militarily active president since World War II.
The Saudi Military Strategy and Iran’s Ayatollah’s Response
The skies are alive with military preparations over Saudi Arabia as large groups of American forces are now being deployed around Saudi oil fields, oil pipelines and the export terminals along the eastern provinces opposing Iran in the Persian Gulf. These military preparations include the anti-missile Patriot PAC-3 batteries, plus American, British and French fighter-bombers stationed in airbases near to the Saudi capital of Riyadh for the protection of the crown.
That the Iranians have their eyes upon Saudi oil was taken up another notch of military intensity when the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in his sermon on Friday, February 3, 2012 stated that with any confrontation, his first and primary target would be the “cancer” Israel.
At the same time, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei states in reference the United States that;
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei –“The war itself will be ten times as detrimental to the US."
In the same breath, Khamenei took credit for Hizbullah’s “victorious” attack on Israel in 2006 and since applauded Iran for the “success” of Hamas’ continuous bombardment against Israel’s anti-missile defensive which he termed offensive operations in Gaza in 2011. These actions now have set the stage for Iran’s allies, Syria, Hizbullah, the Palestinian Hamas and the Jihad Islami to close the noose again around Israel.
If anyone is delusional or still has an illusion of Iran’s intent and purpose: for a decade Iran has been planning and plotting the destruction of Israel. Her role in making and launching a nuclear strike is for the primary purpose; the complete extermination of the Zionist State of Israel.
Lest anyone mistaken what “Zionism” means, it is not a military occupation of any place in the Middle East, but a fulfillment of a biblical mandate given not only to the Jews of the Tribe of Judah, but also a biblical mandate given to the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel residing in Northern Europe, the United States plus all the national governments settled by the British, French, Dutch colonists during the 17th to the 19th centuries. It is a prophetic reality that at the time of the end, these descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel will return home to claim heir with the Jews of the entire Land of Israel.
As the Holy One of Israel has pronounced in the final days, the “Land of Israel” will be made holy unto the G-d of Israel. In spite of all Israel’s diplomatic and political failures to remain a “holy nation unto the L-rd”, the people that seek to desecrate the land, according to the Sovereign Will of the Holy One of Israel will be destroyed either by their own weapons of mass destruction, or by “Acts of G-d” which no man or angelic forces, even HaSatan and his forces of darkness will be able to reproduce or stop;
In spite of the deadly stalemate that is facing the global community today; massive war preparations are continuing to propel Europe, America and the Middle East into what is being called World War III. If and when this apocalyptic war between the oriental world of the east and the occidental world of the west is launched, this time they will not be feigning to attack or seeking to “walk softly and carry a big stick”. This time it will be for real. There will be no turning back.
Today, the Shi’ite Nation of Iran has refused to be intimidated by threats to give up her dreams of becoming the dominate strategic nuclear power in the Middle East and a potent advisory to all other nuclear powers in the world. Even when the teams of International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors were sent to Tehran to inspection Iran’s plants in order to “cool down” the inflammatory rhetoric, they returned home empty handed. They were denied access to the Parchin plant 30 kilometers southwest of Tehran which is the central plant developing Iran’s nuclear weapons of mass destruction. They were denied even access to talk with any one of the Iran scientists in the country.
In late January, the ever timid European nations who fail to have the backbone to stand up for righteousness and goodness, the EU foreign ministers finally agreed on the 23rd of January to the details of an oil embargo against Iran. This included banning all new oil contracts with Iran but still honoring all existing contracts until July 1, 2012.
As soon as that fact was announced, the Iranain lawmaker Mohammad Ismail Kowsari, the deputy chief of Iran’s powerful Committee on National Security stated that the Strait of Hormuz “would definitely be closed if the sale of Iranian oil is violated in any way.”
Being the second largest importer of Iranian oil, Europe purchases 20% of all Iranian oil to date, second only to China. Yet, 20% of all the oil transported around the world, from Saudi, Iran, Iraq and all the other Gulf Oil States traverses through the Strait of Hormuz.
The problem exists that the greatest importers are Europe’s poorest countries; Greece, Italy and Spain. These countries were then promised to be protected in part by the richer European countries in case the price of oil was to skyrocket and the Strait of Hormuz was to be shut down. Always at the negotiating table, the European countries have never been able to make a moral decision to prevent nuclear annihilation to any country on Planet Earth a reality; especially Israel.
Anti-Semitism within the Lost Tribes of Israel
Strange as it may seem to be, one of the greatest opponents to the national identity and the integrity of the State of Israel is the Nation of Norway. As biblical researchers have identified, the Nation of Norway and her sister nation, Sweden nearby are two of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel.
Sweden and Norway have been labeled by some as amongst the worse of the anti-Semitic countries in the world and the leader in the promotion of the region of Shomron and Judea to be a part of the New Palestinian State. How ironic is the fact that this very land that was promised by the honor of G-d’s holy name would be at the time of the end the homeland for the return of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. This fact included the descendants of the Lost Tribes known as the Swedes and Norwegians today.
Yet, the G-d of Israel is also engineering another international scandal, for the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize given to American President Barak Obama in 2009 is today coming under challenge by a Norwegian peace researcher. According to the will of the Swedish Industrialist Alfred Nobel, the original intent of the Nobel Peace Prize was to be given to one whose role was to “diminish the role of military power in international relations. If the “original intent” wasn’t actually honored then, according to Fredrik Heffermehl prominent researcher and critic of Obama’s selection process, Obama does not meet the standard when “Nobel called it a prize for the champion of peace.” If the Stockholm County Administrative Board, which supervises national foundations and located in Sweden’s capital also agrees that the will of Alfred Nobel was not honored, it does have the authority to revoke any Peace Prize decision going back three years; including the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barak Obama in 2009.
As Fredrik Heffermehl challenges the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize, “Do you see Obama as a promoter of abolishing the military as a tool of international affairs?” Even though Nobel, a Swedish industrialist and inventor, gave only vague guidelines for the first Peace Prize in 1895, it was his intent that it should honor “work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
As Destination Yisra’el noted upon the awarding to the Nobel Peace Prize to the Barak Obama was the fact that the Swedes and the Norwegians have an intense anti-Semitic geo-political relationship against Israel:
Destination Yisra’el – “One fact, unrecognized by diplomats and the international media is the fact that both the Swedes and Norwegians are descendants of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel. This is amazing for Sweden whose citizens are cousins to the Jewish people are recognized to be one of the most anti-Semitic democratic nations and media in the world.
As late as 2006, polls showed that over 41% of the citizens in the nation were profoundly against the State of Israel. Their largest daily, Aftonbladet, is well known for its anti-Israeli rhetoric. Its editor in chief, Helle Klein is a descendant of a well-known rabbi, yet consistently has accused Israel of being a colonialist state. Recently, it was the Swedish press that resurrected the ancient “blood libel” against the Jews by selectively targeting the Jewish people for selling the “organs” of Palestinians for profit.
While the Lutheran Church, whose founder, Martin Luther was profoundly anti-Semitic, has no longer been a state church in Norway for over a decade, this protestant denomination was led by Archbishop Hammer who was well known for his hatred for Israel. Many attribute the Swedish attitude to their tendency to support the underdog.”
These historical facts are supported by other fact that the Swedish people during the holocaust actively saved the Jews from Nazi brutality, and even allowed for immigration and asylum of Jews. These included 900 Norwegians, and 8000 Danish Jews. These facts were highlighted by the lives of two notable Swedes; the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg who was instrumental in saving the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews in Budapest and Count Folke Bernadotte who saved many Jews and non-Jews in concentration camps. After the war, Holocaust survivors were sent to Sweden for rehabilitation from the Baltic countries of Lithuania and Estonia.”
Even so, the Norwegians took this anti-Semitism personally and were the prime architects of the Oslo Agreement (1993-2000) in their bid to deny their tribal brother’s, the Jew’s right to own property, settle and raise family in the former Land of Canaan. Their responsible for this betrayal at Oslo caused the deaths of many Jewish people with much grief and suffering as the nations of the world headed by Norway have sought to delegitimize the biblical heritage of not only the Jews but also the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel of the right to buy property and lay claim to their biblical heritage and homeland. As Destination Yisra’el wrote in 2009:
Destination Yisra’el – “The anti-Semitic attitude of the Norwegians has proven to be intense and historic. The leader of Norway during World War II, Vidkun Quisling, actively collaborated with the Nazis. He was executed in October 24, 1945 and his name, “Quisling” is today synonymous with the word, “Traitor”.
With the Norwegian actively collaborated with the Nazism, by the year of 1942 and now under German occupation, of the 2,173 Jews in the country, at least 775 were arrested, detained and deported while 742 were murdered in concentration camps, plus 23 who died of execution, murder and suicide. Over 230 complete Jewish households were destroyed. Most of the rest of the Norwegian Jews fled to Sweden and England.
With the progressive anti-Semitic attitude against the Jewish people, as the war progressed a voice of dissent was registered by the religious communities in Norway. The one exception was the deafening silence of the Roman Catholic Church.”
Today, the Swedes and the Norwegians, descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel may be soon be gifted by the G-d of Israel with a “new heart”. When G-d writes His Torah upon their hearts, the worse of the anti-Semitic nations in Europe will come to the realization that after the coming apocalypse, with Norway and Sweden devastated and possibly now under an ice cap during or soon after a soon-to-come Pole Shift, many Swedes and Norwegians may come to the reality that the land that they diplomatically have sought to wrestle away from the Jewish people and give away to the Palestinian people was promised by the G-d of Israel to be also their own tribal homeland. At that time a new “Exodus” will occur as the apocalyptic devastation in Northern Europe will bring the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel flocking to return home to the lands of their forefathers (Ezekiel 36).
In that day, their tribal homelands up in Lebanon and north of the Sea of Galilee in the tribal lands of Asher and Naphtali bordering along the Litani River will now become theirs to possess. It is true that the G-d of Israel will have to clean up Lost Israel’s wicked ways and abominations with “clean water” and a “new heart” from which their forefathers were exiled because of their rebellion against the G-d of Israel almost 2,800 years ago for them (Ezekiel 36). Even so, they will become eligible to once again inherit their tribal homeland while most of the lands of their dwelling in Europe may soon be submerged under glaciers and icebergs. In that day, a new era of Peace will be ushered in under the rule of the Messiah son of David and with a “new heart” they will once again be one in heart and spirit with their brothers, the Jews of the House of Israel.
This same fact of anti-Semitism with Iran is different. It appears that Iran’s anti-Semitism comes from a genetic hatred to the Jews and thereby towards the State of Israel. One wonders if the Ayatollah’s of Iran today, plus their Jewish President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are descendants in part of the genetic seeding of the brutal spirit of the ancient Mongolians during the years of Persian occupation by the Mongolian Il-Khanate Dynasty in Persia in the 12th and 13th century CE.
Truly an anti-Semite, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently called Israel a “cancerous” blight and spoke again of her annihilation. Yet America’s president and the European Union failed to clue in that Iran will not give up her shadowy nuclear program, and that Rome, plus Sweden and Norway’s annihilation along with the nations of Northern Europe that are inhabited by the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel will be destined to become the next target by the Islamic jihad; after Israel and America.
Just a little more spiritual and literal awareness by the forces of light given to them by the G-d of Israel as to the true reality of who are the Lost Tribes of Israel, the Iranian Shi’ite Islamic government could make the Northern Nations of Europe a literal target for Nuclear Iran and a true “reality check” that they are Lost Israelites. If so, will they come to the consideration that HaShem their G-d, the G-d of Israel is a G-d of love and peace, and the god of Islam creates a culture of death? Choosing to support Iran’s bellicose threat for Israel’s destruction rather than defending their own brothers the Jews of the House of Judah, could make the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel in Europe and America Iran’s next target.
Yet, the G-d of Israel has a different plan. In the future, by the Honor of His Holy Name, He has promised that he will give the Swedes and the Norwegians in the future “new heart”. That fact alone will in future international diplomatic relations of choosing allegiance to Iran or to G-d’s Holy Land in Israel a “game-changer” for the Lost Sheep of the Tribes of Israel.
With this spiritual lobotomy, the Lost Tribes of Israel will truly have a “reality check” for in their new quest to reach out in reconciliation with the Jews of the House of Judah for the redemption of “All Israel”, the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel will all realize now that the G-d of Israel has been, is already, and will always be the Divine judge as to the fate and the destiny of nations. This time He is calling them home.
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Awaken, O House of Israel, your days are numbered for the Yemot HaMaschiah (The Days of the Messiah) are now upon us. HaShem, the G-d of Israel wants you to be prepared for your reclamation, redemption and restoration back into oneness and fellowship with the Jews of the House of Judah. It’s time to prepare for your return home to your aliyah (return to Israel), for the “disputed lands of Shomron in Samaria” include your tribal homelands.
Let us not forget that the G-d of Israel is purposefully bringing the forces of evil for the whole world to behold and to understand its catastrophic affect upon all mankind. Only then will we be able to choose goodness over evil. If you are interested in connecting to your Lost Israelite roots, Destination Yisra’el is inviting you to support the Kol Ha Tor Vision,
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