Nuclear Iran—the Point of No Return?

From the June 2006 Trumpet Print Edition

“Like many physicists who worked on the Manhattan Project, Richard Feynman could not get the Bomb out of his mind after the war. ‘I would see people building a bridge,’ he wrote. ‘And I thought, they’re crazy, they just don’t understand, they don’t understand. Why are they making new things? It’s so useless.’

“Feynman was convinced man had finally invented something that he could not control and that would ultimately destroy him. For six decades we have suppressed that thought and built enough history to believe Feynman’s pessimism was unwarranted” (Charles Krauthammer, Time, April 3; emphasis mine throughout).

Mr. Krauthammer said that the real problem with allowing Iran to become a nuclear power is ultimately human survival.

How could anyone see it otherwise? Yet many leaders refuse to face the facts.

He went on to write: “If nothing is done, we face not proliferation but hyperproliferation. … Iran is the test case. It is the most dangerous political entity on the planet ….

If we fail to prevent an Iranian regime run by apocalyptic fanatics from going nuclear, we will have reached a point of no return. It is not just that Iran might be the source of a great conflagration but that we will have demonstrated to the world that for those similarly inclined there is no serious impediment.”

Is this really “a point of no return”? Or, understanding human nature, did we reach the point of no return when we invented the atomic bomb?

Krauthammer concluded, “No one knows the precise prospects for human extinction, but Feynman was a mathematical genius who knew how to calculate odds. If he were to watch us today about to let loose the agents of extinction, he’d call a halt to all bridge building.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes he was given his office by the Twelfth Imam, a messianic figure. And why was he given the presidency? To provoke a “clash of civilizations.”

Has there ever been a greater state of madness in the leader of a strong nation? Iran is the number-one terrorist-sponsoring nation in the world, and it is flooded with oil profits. Its leaders plan to mass produce nuclear weapons.

This world should be very afraid!

Amir Taheri is an Iranian journalist formerly stationed in Iran. He wrote in the Weekly Telegraph, April 19-25: “Tehran’s Shia regime believes that its nuclear weapons will speed the second coming of the Mahdi [their messianic figure] ….”

Christians should recognize this as a diabolical counterfeit of what Christ said: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be [“saved alive,” Moffatt translation]: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:21-22).

Christ is going to shorten the days and return just before man destroys every human being on this planet with nuclear weapons! Nuclear warfare is going to “speed the Second Coming” of Christ—not the Mahdi.

Ahmadinejad believes America and Israel lack the will to stand up to his continual pushing in the Middle East and elsewhere.

He is right!

Ahmadinejad has openly boasted that Israel will be wiped off the map, in “one storm”—implying a nuclear storm.

Our number-one problem today is that of human survival. The good tidings are that mankind will survive and flourish—after the worst suffering ever.