JNS: Whatever the missile, a 932-mile range gives it the ability—just barely—to strike the Iranian capital of Tehran, as well as the holy city of Qom and the northern city of Tabriz, from a position off the coast of Syria. (Iran’s pursuit of nuclear arms is likely the main and enduring driver of Israel’s second strike capability.)
That isn’t an ideal firing position, and it’s been seventeen years since the missile’s first flight, so it’s also reasonable to assume that the weapon’s range has been extended to the point where it can launch against Tehran and even more Iranian cities from a relatively safe location.
Israel’s submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons. The five Dolphin-class submarines represent an ace in the hole for Israel, the ultimate guarantor of the country’s security, ensuring that if attacked with nukes, the tiny nation can strike back in kind. more …
Opinion: They won’t need to strike back. Israel has a protector: His name is God Almighty, and unbeknownst to a Biblically starving world Israel has been protected for a very long time.
And, each time, the conflict was over the land that Esau squandered and Jacob inherited.
Gideon’s victory over the Midianite and Amalekite armies (1191-1144 BC) with 300 men (Judges 7:22) “When the 300 trumpets were blown, the Lord caused all the men in the enemy camp to start fighting one another. They attacked one another with their swords”.
2 Chronicles 20: The armies of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir (Edom) came to attack King Jehoshaphat and the children of Israel: “The Lord says to you, ‘Do not be afraid. Do not lose hope because of this huge army. The battle is not yours. It is God’s”.
The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir. They destroyed them. They put an end to them. When they finished killing the men from Seir, they destroyed one another. 2 Chronicles 20:23
In 1967, a ragtag poorly-armed Israeli army defeated the mighty armies of Egypt, Syria and Jordan in six days, in what many call a miraculous victory.
In the future war of Gog and Magog:
Ezekiel 38:18-21 “And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord God, “that My fury will show in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother”.
Do you see a pattern here?