North Korea has just launched a ballistic missile which flew over Japan and landed in the East Sea.
The North makes overtures to the South. The South is open to them. No rockets or missiles will fly while these talks ensue. These conversations will lead to a renewal of peace and nuclear disarmament talks. The leader falters.
It what was an apparent attempt at intimidation, a North Korean MIG-21 flew within 12-30 miles of the South Korean TAL (Tactical Action Line) and then returned to its base. The TAL is a virtual line designated by the South Korean military 12-30 miles north of the DMZ. If the line is crossed, South Korea will scramble its jets to challenge any intruder. Reports do not indicate whether the MIG-21 was challenged. This comes within 24 hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered his military leadership to put their rockets on standby to be launched against the U.S. mainland and U.S. bases in Guam, Japan and Hawaii. Photos showing Kim Jong-Un planning attacks against U.S. forces indicated Washington D.C. was also a target.
From the turbulent sea he has risen, this prodigy, this roaring, bellowing, angry man-child. His bellicose words bring cheers to the populace and fears to his neighbors. His prickles have now become spears and he sharpens them by the hour.
His impetuousness nears the precipice of recklessness. Stony is the soil of this mans soul. Beware of a new provocation within the next 45 days.
We believe an attack will come in the form of a military strike with possible ground troops included. The attack will target the complex at Fordow and other nuclear sites as well as potential retaliatory strikes from within Iran. Iran will counter with a massive rocket attack on Israel from Lebanon and possibly involving Syria (although we see this as increasingly unlikely).
That’s 7% higher than Iran says is needed for hospital isotopes and research reactors – a key defense Iran has been making as justification for the need to have 20% uranium enrichment. Iran is claiming that the higher percentage is accidental and can happen during the enrichment process. The U.N. watchdog agency responsible for inspections is evaluating Iran’s response. Recent talks held in Baghdad to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions have ended with no progress except a promise to reconvene in June in Moscow for further discussions.
The countdown continues to the prediction we made in Predictions Part 1 & Predictions Part 2 made in January/Feb and April of this year that Israel will strike the Iranian nuclear facilities by air and land between July-September 0f this year.
Here are the first of several predictions for the year:
- Before the end of the Year of the Dragon, there will be a new Pope in Rome
- Before the end of 2012 Iran will have developed a nuclear weapon as well as the means to deliver it by missile. The reach of this weapon will be all of the Middle East and portions of the European continent. It will not be announced until 2013
There will be no attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities from either the United States or Israel.Updated (see below)
- The current President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will be out of office before 2012 is over either by impeachment or another act engineered by the theocracy
- Mitt Romney will be the Republican party nominee
- Barack Obama will be re-elected in a close race for President of the United States
UPDATE 2-5-2012: We are altering our prediction related to an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities by U.S. or Israeli forces. We had originally predicted that there would be no attack by either the U.S. or Israel this year. We now see a forthcoming attack from the Israeli side to occur sometime from July-September of this year when attempts through diplomacy appear to have failed. The attack targets will be Natanz, Esfahan and Arak with an elite IDF force going after the Fordo complex through a targeted land attack using a small ground force supported by complementing air strikes. Some Iranian missile sites will also be targeted to reduce the counterattack capability of Iran. The U.S. will disavow any direct assistance in this action but will signal their support as a sovereign rite for Israel to defend itself. There will be additional rocket attacks from Lebanon and the Gaza strip as Hezbollah and Hamas forces also join in to the fray to open a 3 point front with Israel.