By Sandra Yosepha Levin for Reaching out from Jerusalem
Mountains Melt Like Wax before G-D the LORD of all the Earth
The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice. Clouds and fog surround Him; Righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne. Fire goes before Him surrounding and burning up His enemies. His lightening illuminates the earth as it sees and trembles. Mountains melt like wax before G-D, before the LORD of all the earth (Psalm 97:1-5).
John Bolton said Israel had to Act to Stop a Nuclear Iran before August 21, 2010
John Bolton, the former Bush administration ambassador to the UN, told Newsmax that Israel had only until August 21, 2010, to stop Iran’s path to the bomb before Russia would begin loading nuclear fuel rods into the Iranian reactor at Bushehr. Bolton also warned that if the reactor became operational, it would only be a matter of time until it would produce enough plutonium to make a nuclear weapon of mass destruction. However, the article goes on to say that Iran agreed in writing to send the spent fuel rods back to Russia, so that Iran would not be able to extract plutonium from them.
Bolton claimed that after this date of August 21, 2010, the reactor would become “immune from attack by Israel,” since any attack that would occur after the rods were loaded into the reactor could have disastrous environmental consequences like radiation leaking into the air and contaminating the waters of the Persian Gulf. Bushehr is situated in southern Iran and is very close to the Gulf.
Israel’s Previous Strikes against Iraqi and Syrian Reactors were before they became Nuclear
Mr. Bolton claimed that Israel’s prior strikes in 1981 under the administration of Menachem Begin on the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak, as well as the 2007 attack on the Syrian nuclear reactor when Ehud Olmert was prime minister, took place before the reactors became nuclear.
Israel Chose to Accept Sanctions Instead of a Strike on Reactor at Busheher
However, Israel, when Benjamin Netanyahu was the prime minister, did not choose to make a strike on the reactor at Bushehr before August 21, 2010, as advised by John Bolton. According to Fox News, Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States told them that Israel was committed to the sanctions passed by the United States, the United Nations and the European Union and was hoping that these sanctions would influence Iran’s behavior.
Events that Delayed Iran’s Road to a Nuclear Bomb
Over the years there have been events such as accidents, fires, explosions, cyber-attacks (Stuxnet) on Iranian nuclear sites, as well as assassinations. However, these only led to delays in the obsessive Iranian road to a nuclear bomb of mass destruction.
The Creator of the Universe can stop Iran with Natural Disasters
Iran Is Earthquake Prone
The only other real hope Israel has if they are unable to launch an attack on Iranian nuclear sites, is that our great G-D, who is the Creator of the universe, will do something to stop Iran by some kind of natural disaster. Iran is one of the most earthquake prone countries on the face of the earth. Iran could experience massive earthquakes and tsunamis that could destroy their reactors. Ironically, Japan had promised to build earthquake proof nuclear reactors in Iran (Teheran Times July 2, 2010; NewsOnJapan.com), but in March, 2011, Japan was struck with a massive earthquake and tsunami that crippled its own nuclear reactor at Fukashima. Today, Japan is still battling to save its crippled reactor and ABC News reports that it will take 30-40 years or more to clean up all the damage. So far Japan has not built the promised nuclear reactors in Iran. Iran has mainly relied on the Russians to help them along their path to a nuclear Iran.
Iran has a Volcano that may Erupt Soon on Mount Damavand
Iran also has a volcano that could erupt in a powerful explosion that could have widespread devastating consequences. The cone shaped Mount Damavand is located in the central Alborz mountain range and is the highest mountain in Iran at 5,609.2 meters (18,403 feet). Mount Damavand is 41 miles northeast of Teheran. Even though it has not erupted in about 7300 years, it is not dormant, as steamy gasses pour out of vents in its crater and there are also hot springs in the area.
On September 10, 2018, Kayhan Life reported that a scientist, Mohammad Javad Bolourchi, a senior consultant to the Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration of Iran (GSI), said that Mount Damavand was likely to soon erupt, since the ice cap on top of the mountain had melted causing flash flooding. He said an eruption at Mount Damavand could potentially cause more damage than the eruption of Mount St. Helena in Washington in 1980. He emphasized that an eruption of Mount Damavand threatens northern and northeastern provinces of Tehran, Semnan, Mazandaran, Golestan, and Alborz. In other words, a massive eruption of Mount Damavand could cause extensive destruction over a widespread area.
An article to the Teheran Times, July 5, 2021, by Professor Mehdi Zare, claims that while the last eruption of Mount Damavand was 7,300 years ago, there was magmatic activity two to three thousand years ago at Mount Damavand and thus there is a possibility of an explosion or eruption there.
Professor Mehdi also reported that a 5.1 earthquake on the Mosha fault in Damavand May 8, 2020 at midnight caused widespread panic to people living in Tehran and parts of Mazandaran and Semnan. He added that the eastern part of the Mosha fault is where highest seismicity has been recorded over the last 10 years and there is an interactive relationship between the eastern part of the Mosha fault and activities inside the Damavand magmatic chamber.
Last, but not least, Professor Mehdi said that a future eruption of Mount Damavand could spread volcanic ash and dust to Teheran, to Baladeh in the Noor Valley and to Central Aborz and even to Damghan depending on the force of the eruption.
Cosmic disturbances like a massive solar eruption could shut down electrical grids and/or the Internet. An asteroid could also hit this area.
The Creator of the Universe can do Something Known only to Himself to Save Israel and Mankind
Last, but not least, our very great G-D, who created the universe, could do something else known only to Himself to save Israel and all of mankind from a nuclear disaster that could lead to massive environmental destruction and the loss of countless numbers of lives.
Underground Nuclear Facilities at Natanz and Fordow
Iran is building a huge underground nuclear facility under the high Kuh-e Kolang Gaz La Mountain at Natanz. This mountain was also formed in ancient times by volcanic eruptions. According to the Institute for Science and International Security, it is believed that this facility may be for an advanced underground centrifuge enrichment plant that might become operational in 2022.
Iran also has a smaller enrichment facility at the Fordow plant, which is buried underground from the side of the Kuh-e Dagh Ghu’I Mountain near the city of Qom, but this is not as deep or as large as the one being developed at Natanz.
However, neither of these are safe from massive earthquakes or other unforeseen volcanic or cosmic activity.
Centrifuges Enrich Uranium
Centrifuges are used to make uranium in a suitable form to be used in a nuclear reactor or for a weapon. However, each centrifuge can only make a small amount of enriched uranium, so many centrifuges are needed. In fact, many more are needed to make a nuclear bomb than are needed to fuel a reactor. Thus, the larger the facility that can house centrifuges, the greater is the chance for a country to develop a nuclear weapon of mass destruction.
Volcanoes have Caused Mass Destruction over the Earth in the Past
Volcanoes have caused mass destruction over the earth in the past. The cataclysmic eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1883 was said to be the loudest sound in history. The eruptions and initial explosions were followed by many more explosions, earthquakes and tsunamis that killed more than 36,000 people. The eruption of Krakatoa led to climate changes and also skies around the world were blackened and/or also were blood red.
Pompeii was a Roman city not far from today’s Naples in Italy and may have been named for the Roman general, Gnaeus Pompeiius Magnus known as Pompey the Great. The city of Pompeii was close to an active volcano on Mount Vesuvius. In the year 79 CE a massive eruption took place so suddenly that many people were fossilized. The damage was massive. Jews believed that this was a punishment sent by G-D on the Romans for destroying the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE under Titus. However, Pompey the Great had been the first Roman general to lay siege to Jerusalem following a dispute between two Jewish brothers, Aristobolus II and Hyrcanus II. Pompey invaded the Temple in Jerusalem during Passover 63 BCE after about 12,000 Jews were killed trying to defend the Temple. Pompey entered the Holy of Holies in the Temple expecting to find a great sum of wealth there. He was shocked to find it empty and could not imagine why so many Jews had been willing to die to defend it. The Holy of Holies was a place in the Temple for the Divine Presence and no man was allowed to enter it except for the high priest once a year on Yom Kippur. Pompey then appointed Hyrcanus to be the high priest and the Temple was restored.
Even Less Disastrous Volcanic Eruptions can cause World-wide Havoc
In 2010 there was an eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland which blackened the skies with volcanic ash and caused world-wide disruptions in air travel. In fact, about 300 airports in more than 24 European countries had to close and over 100,000 flights had to be cancelled. The financial loss to airlines was 1.7 billion US dollars.
It is truly mind boggling why Iran would want to build any kind of nuclear reactor or enrichment plant because of the high risk of earthquakes and potential volcanic disturbances. The worst nuclear accident in history at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant April 26, 1986 in Ukraine, as well as what happened at Fukashima 2011 in Japan should be a warning to them. Apparently, their hatred for Israel is greater than their own need for self-preservation.
We should all pray that sense will reign and peace will come. However, history has shown us that we should take seriously any threats made against the existence of Israel and the Jewish people. Also, for those who are consumed with such ferocious hatred, history has shown that diplomacy does not succeed. Diplomacy under Chamberlain could not stop Nazi Germany from invading Poland in 1939 and the Hitler Stalin pact did not deter Hitler from invading Russia in 1941. Thus, it is not likely that any kind of a nuclear deal will succeed in stopping Iran’s obsessive drive to developing nuclear bombs.
In truth Israel can depend on no one but the LORD our G-D the Creator of the universe to save us.