Can Suicide Bombers Be Stopped?

From the February 2007 Trumpet Print Edition

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that suicide bombers are “not deterrable” and are on the verge of getting nuclear weapons! He made that statement on Headline News Nov. 17, 2006, during an interview with Glen Beck.

Mr. Netanyahu is right, humanly speaking, when he says they cannot be deterred.

So what happens when suicidal terrorists get nuclear devices or atomic bombs? (And they will get them.) If they cannot be deterred, then our cities are going to be destroyed.

Mr. Netanyahu said, “Iran is [Nazi] Germany, and this is 1938”—which was one year before World War ii. He is saying we are dangerously close to World War iii! Only a few years or even months away.

Iran is the king of Middle East terrorists. The dangerous Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will provide terrorists with nuclear weapons—it’s only a matter of when. Many people have compared him to Adolf Hitler, who led Germany into World War ii, when more than 60 million people were killed. That is a pittance compared to how many would be killed in a nuclear World War iii!

Here is what Mr. Netanyahu said of President Ahmadinejad’s religious beliefs: “[Israel is] just the first weigh station en route to you [America]. So there is this fundamental fanaticism that is there. It’s a messianic cult. It’s a religious messianic cult that believes in the Apocalypse, and they believe they have to expedite the Apocalypse to bring the collapse of the West. … If the lunatics escape from the asylum, that’s one thing. But if they can get their hands on a nuclear weapon, that’s another. And this is that kind of cult. It’s the cult of the Mahdi, a holy man that disappeared a thousand years ago. And the president of Iran believes that he’s supposed to—he was put here on Earth to bring this holy man back in a great religious war between the true Muslim believers and the infidels. And millions will die in this Apocalypse, and the Muslim believers will go to heaven. That’s dangerous, if they have nuclear weapons to realize this fantasy. And that is where the world is coming to.

“Now, people said that of Hitler in the 1930s. They said this man has a mad ideology, very fanatic, very dangerous, and if he gets his hands on a military power, he would use it. Hitler did use it; but Hitler … tried to develop [atomic weapons] only after embarking on the world conflict.

“Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, is first trying to develop nuclear weapons and then going about his mad fantasy of global conflict. So he has to be stopped. I think when you have something as fanatic and as dangerous as this, the question now is not whether he should be stopped, but hows he going to be stopped?” (emphasis mine throughout).

There was a fundamentally dangerous change in this world with the creation of nuclear weapons. But that pathology was multiplied 10,000 times over when many people could access nuclear technology. It became still more dangerous when Iran introduced the world to organized, suicidal, state-sponsored terrorism. The problem will multiply in danger yet again when Iran gets the nuclear bomb—a scenario that could happen at almost any time.

So somebody must stop Iran, or this number-one sponsor of terrorism is going to put nuclear weapons into the hands of terrorists. And America is their primary target.

Imagine Ahmadinejad with nuclear weapons! Imagine the unparalleled, mind-staggering danger hanging over this world like a pall of black doom!

President Bush was humiliated in America’s November elections because of the Iraq war. So you will not see the United States ever launch another preemptive war—like the one needed to take out Iran’s nuclear weapons program. We lack the will to do so.

Will the nation called Israel today take out Iran’s nuclear capability? It just lost a war with the tiny Hezbollah arm of the Iranian army. So the Jewish nation also lacks the will to deal with Iran and its hordes of terrorists.

No current nuclear power in the world is suicidal, but the Iranian leaders are. That is why you can’t stop their terrorism unless you stop their “messianic cult of death”—which would probably mean destroying Iran.

Benjamin Netanyahu said this in his conclusion on cnn: “I think the most important thing to understand is that, you know the best sign of how dangerous things are? That the president of Iran is not even trying to fake it. You know, normally, if he wasn’t as fanatic as he is, he’d say, ‘Well, you know, yes, I think we could recognize Israel if it made the right concessions to the Palestinians.’ He’d play along; he’d play the game. He’d say, ‘We’re not really developing nuclear weapons. We just want nuclear energy for peace.’ You know, he’d say all that.

“But that’s not what he’s saying. He’s saying—and listen to him carefully. He’s saying, ‘We’re going to wipe Israel off the map. The Holocaust didn’t happen. America’s the great Satan. Iran will have the power to reshape history.’ Now, a normal person would not say that. An insane person says that. In the 1930s, an insane person wrote in a book called Mein Kampf, ‘My Struggle,’ and that was Adolf Hitler. He said exactly what he would do. He was stark-raving mad, but he communicated. You asked for a sign? That was a sign—300 pages of signs, ok? Ahmadinejad every day is writing a page. He’s saying what he’s going to do. That’s the best sign. That tells you that there’s a fanaticism at work here which is not even calculating. He’s just going to do it. And let’s not enable him to do it. Let’s stop him.”

In another interview, Mr. Netanyahu quoted a Holocaust survivor who was asked what lesson she learned from that experience. Her answer was, when a powerful leader says he is going to annihilate you, believe him!

Are we going to believe Ahmadinejad now, before it’s too late?

Extreme Urgency

Most journalists, educators and politicians fail to foresee where world events are leading and to recognize when they are moving extremely fast.

Here is a key reason why: They look at massive social movements and financial events, but rarely look at a strong leader—a man—to measure where the nation is headed. If he is a religious zealot, you can probably double or quadruple how fast he moves the nation and his negative impact. For example, in a single decade, Hitler took Germany from being an insignificant nation to a power that almost conquered the world!

In a speech to the Reichstag on Jan. 30, 1939, Hitler said, “In the course of my life I have very often been a prophet [a religious zealot] and have usually been ridiculed for it. During the time of my struggle for power it was in the first instance the Jewish race which only received my prophecies with laughter when I said that I would one day take over the leadership of the state and with it that of the whole nation, and that I would then, among many other things, settle the Jewish problem. Their laughter was uproarious, but I think that for some time now they have been laughing on the other side of their face. Today I will once more be a prophet: If the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshevization of the Earth, and thus the victory of the Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!”

Hitler killed 6 million Jews in Europe. He was well on his way to annihilating all the European Jews. He did just what he said he would do, and in an incredibly short time. Hitler shocked the whole world!

President Ahmadinejad is in the process of doing exactly what he says he will do, but few people believe him—perhaps some are even laughing. That laughter will soon be silenced, just as the scoffing at Hitler stopped before and during World War ii.

Winston Churchill was a strong leader who stood up and led the West in conquering Hitler. But the British were almost beaten before they voted Churchill into office. That is because almost all the journalists, educators, politicians and religious leaders rejected Churchill’s warning in the 1930s! They didn’t see how the evil and powerful Hitler was accelerating world events!

So beware of believing the so-called experts today.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a strong dictator, much like Hitler. He is moving events along at a dizzy pace in the Middle East. Oil profits have made his country incredibly wealthy. He is going to cause a global crisis in only a few years—perhaps even months.

This one leader has turned the tide in the Middle East and is pushing the whole world toward a nuclear abyss! He has virtually taken over Lebanon as the world does nothing. Iran’s efforts have helped Assad of Syria turn his nation more toward terrorism.

Look how one man—Osama bin Laden—has impacted the whole world. He is a strong leader and a religious madman.

Terrorist movements are causing the world to raise up more dictatorial types.

Vladimir Putin has become much more dictatorial in the last few months. Russia and China have dictators who are helping to speedily move this world toward a nuclear holocaust.

The pope has been alarmed by the rise of radical Islam. He too has become very aggressive on the world scene. Politically, he is an extremely powerful man because he leads 1 billion Catholics.

Now we are awaiting one final dictator who will rise and lead Europe to become the world’s leading superpower—in an extremely short amount of time. This superpower will be confronted and pushed by Iran. The European power will respond violently and destroy radical Islam, according to Bible prophecy. (Request our free booklet Germany and the Holy Roman Empire.)

While all these strong dictators are rising, America, Britain and the Middle East Jews have a broken will. Real leaders—like Winston Churchill—are fading from the scene. That too was prophesied in your Bible.

Why are these three nations collapsing? Because of our horrendous sins. America and Britain received the birthright blessings because of Abraham’s obedience. (Request a free copy of our book The United States and Britain in Prophecy.) But now, instead of God blessing and protecting us from suicidal terrorists, God is actually cursing us!

Before World War ii, Winston Churchill tried to rouse Britain from “its sloth and trance.” But it took what he termed “a series of horrible shocks” to awaken the British people.

Today, America, Britain and the Jewish nation are in a hypnotic trance. It appears that words cannot awaken them from their sleep. They await the most horrendous shocks ever experienced on Earth!

We are facing a nuclear abyss that Christ prophesied almost 2,000 years ago (Matthew 24:21-22). However, all this bad news is the best sign of the most inspiring future imaginable. Jesus Christ is about to return.

That is our great hope—our only hope.