The Shabbat (Friday night to Saturday evening) after the parade is Shabbat Vâ€™ErĂˇ, the Shabbat when one reads in the Torah of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Shabbat before the parade is Shabbat Lekh Lâ€™khĂˇ, when one reads in the Torah about a major regional conflict in which Abraham plays a role. A grim sense of humor would be to begin a major regional conflict after Shabbat Lekh Lâ€™khĂˇ and before Shabbat Vâ€™ErĂˇ. To a non-Jew looking at his calendar, that means between 4 November and 9 November 2006.
And after the explosion?
There is one â€śwhat elseâ€ť that has not yet been dealt with. What are all these European soldiers and marines going to do if they are not going to attack Iran? They are going to come here as peace keepers of one variety or another. Their job will be to see to it that we here finally lose our sovereignty, while the Arabs get to live under a neo-colonial rĂ©gime that doesnâ€™t care a whit about them. And what will all those American fighting men be doing after they have nuked Iran? They will come here to make sure the Europeans donâ€™t get too big a hunk of the place. Once Iran is dealt with, the Bush administration can "nativize" the conflict in Iraq and send a lot of its boys west in trucks and tanks to Jordan to keep a close eye on us â€“ and the Europeans.
Buried deep in this Chicago Tribune article from 5 October is the fact that a German naval patrol sits off the Horn of Africa. Why?
Iâ€™m only speculating here, but given that the Horn of Africa is south of Eilat, these ships can sail into the Red Sea and secure it for the Europeans. What Iâ€™m getting at is there will be competition between the Europeans and the Americans that will eventually break out into open conflict between them.
Iâ€™m not saying that the European forces will move in right away, or that the American forces will move in right away. But I am saying that the stage will have been set, and within a short time after the Iranian beast having been defanged, this country will lose its sovereignty.
That will set the stage for the next chapter of this countryâ€™s history.
In the meantime, we see the events of Bilaâ€™amâ€™s prophecy begin to come true:
â€śBig ships from the coast of Kittim will afflict Assyria and afflict the other bank â€“ but it too, will be forever destroyed.â€ť (Numbers 24:24)