Will Iran use nuclear weapons as soon as they can?

(updated 1 Mar 2012) here’s are two articles from the Daily Caller:
Iran’s grand ayatollahs: Earth belongs to Muslims, end is near
More proof Israel cannot tolerate a nuclear Iran

In the radical version of eschatology held by religious leaders in Iran, their duty is to hasten the end times by starting a war with the West. Their goal is to have a world that is entirely Muslim, a worldwide Caliphate (Islamic kingdom). The use of nuclear weapons is one means to that goal.

In articles on his blog, Reza Kahlili explains the goal of the current Iranian regime, to kill all the Jews and wipe Israel from the map.
The Islamists’ Hypocrisy
Ayatollah: “Kill All Jews, Annihilate Israel”

Jewish author Joel C. Rosenberg, in an opinion article at Fox news, writes the following:

“Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are convinced that the End of Days has come. They believe the Shia messiah known as the ‘Twelfth Imam’ or the ‘Mahdi’ will appear soon to establish a global Islamic kingdom known as the caliphate. What’s more, they believe the way to hasten the coming of the Twelfth Imam is to annihilate Israel (which they call the ‘Little Satan’), and the United States (which they call the ‘Great Satan’).” (Joel C. Rosenberg, ‘Why Iran’s Top Leaders Believe That the End of Days Has Come‘, 7 Nov. 2011)

How can they annihilate Israel and the U.S.? Only with nuclear weapons can they hope to do so. But would an Islamic nation, such as Iran, be willing to kill millions of non-Muslims merely for refusing to convert to Islam? According to author Joel Rosenberg:

“But one thing that is fairly well agreed upon among devout ‘Twelvers’ is that the Mahdi will end apostasy and purify corruption within Islam. He is expected to conquer the Arabian Peninsula, Jordan, Syria, ‘Palestine,’ Egypt and North Africa, and eventually the entire world. During this time, he and Jesus will kill between 60 and 80 percent of the world’s population, specifically those who refuse to convert to Islam.” (Joel C. Rosenberg, ‘Why Iran’s Top Leaders Believe That the End of Days Has Come‘, 7 Nov. 2011)

One of the more alarming ideas within this type of radical Islamic eschatology is that a large percentage of the world’s population, even as much as 60 to 80%, will be directly killed in a holy war. With a world population of about 7 billion, this percentage works out to roughly 4.2 to 5.6 billion persons killed. A nuclear bomb or missile attack on a major city would only kill hundreds of thousands, or at most a few million, of the infidels. These radical fundamentalists are actually willing to kill billions of human persons, to kill all who refuse to convert.

But would the current leaders of Iran, would those particular Muslim leaders, really be willing to kill such a large number of persons? The current President of Iran, who has the support of the Iranian Ayatollahs, has made the answer very clear:

“Ahmadinejad quoted a remark from Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran’s Islamic revolution, who said that Israel ‘must be wiped out from the map of the world.’ The president then said: ‘And God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism,’ according to a quote published by IRNA.”
“Ahmadinejad is quoted as saying, ‘Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation’s fury.’ ” (CNN World, ‘Iranian leader: Wipe out Israel‘, 27 October 2005)

The Iranian regime is openly speaking about wiping Israel from the map, along with all of their supporters, including the United States. Their comments are not only anti-Semitic, but genocidal. This situation is much like the situation prior to World War II, in which anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews rose up in Germany, followed by war and attempted genocide. Hitler also attempted to obtain nuclear weapons, but failed.

My analysis of the current situation is that we are on the brink of World War III, a war led by Iran, joined by other Arab/Muslim nations in that region, against the U.S., Europe, and Israel. The difference is that Iran will have nuclear weapons within a few months. It is like World War II, if Hitler had succeeded in obtaining nuclear bombs.

The Iranian regime is willing to kill anyone who refuses to convert to their version of Islam, including Christians. Their genocidal intentions include both Jews and Christians. They believe that it is their duty to establish a Muslim-only world, using whatever degree of force is necessary, even to killing a large percentage of humanity.

So, what do you think? When Iran obtains nuclear weapons, will they use them? Certainly, they will. They think that killing Jews and Christians is their duty from God.

{16:2} They will put you out of the synagogues. But the hour is coming when everyone who puts you to death will consider that he is offering an excellent service to God.
{16:3} And they will do these things to you because they have not known the Father, nor me.

There are devout and peaceful Muslims in the world. But they are not in charge of Iran.

The FBI is concerneb about possible terrorist attacks by Iran on U.S. soil, if Israel should attack Iran’s nuke facilities:
CBS News
“The increased concern that is driving this “leave no stone unturned” strategy has emerged from two developments: first, the assessment that Iran has increased surveillance of potential U.S. targets overseas; second, that Iran is suspected of being behind what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks against Israeli targets last week.”

Iranian analysis confirms intent to attack America
Reza Kahlili
“According to an analysis posted in February on a website linked to Iran’s government, the Islamic republic has plans to attack targets in both America and Israel, The Daily Caller has learned.”

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and
translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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