The single most prominent contribution, perhaps, in President Trump’s dealing with Israel involved deescalating movement toward war in the region.
Despite outcries from every quarter when Mr. Trump officially declared Jerusalem Israel’s capital, then his ordering the American Embassy moved to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, calm has prevailed. There has been lower temperature in the region rather than elevation of heated conflict.
A big part of the success in keeping the potential for war at a relatively low level was the Trump administration’s reversal of the previous administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. The Iranian fanatic dictators—the Muslim ayatollahs—had their financial windfalls cut off abruptly by the “outsider candidate” that came to the presidency in January of 2017.
The Obama administration had rewarded bad behavior and threats by doing things like delivering billions of dollars in cash on pallets on darkened runways at night. Trump reversed this by cutting off funds belonging to Iran in US vaults by forbidding access to those funds by the Iranian regime.
Additionally, Trump’s State Department—though in some cases, reluctantly by the deep-state sort embedded there—put economy-breaking sanctions on the regime. This, in turn, caused population uprisings among Iran’s people because of food shortages and other sanction-engendered hardships.
Even liberal, geopolitical observers had to admit that, strangely, the Iranian people, rather than blaming America, placed blame squarely on the ayatollah dictators for their plight.
To the day of Donald J. Trump’s leaving the presidency, Iran’s black-hearted leadership was searching for ways to get America to loosen sanctions. They tried everything from threats of attacking ships in the Gulf of Hormuz to promising to send terror squads to infiltrate American cities.
Never was there “nice talk” of peaceful resolution from the pernicious Persians. But as soon as it became clear that Biden had won the presidential race, the Iranians began “nice talk” of welcoming the same nuclear deal that Mr. Obama and John Kerry had arranged.
Still, however, Iran’s hostility toward America and Israel was not quelled.
They blatantly began to openly let be known that they were again working on nuclear projects, not even hiding that this includes uranium processing for weapons-grade, fissile material.
It is more than obvious that the dangers are building. Iran is on track to produce the nuclear weapon that Donald Trump declared they would never have.
Indeed, they apparently haven’t been able to produce such a weapon to this point. But it is now a matter of time, if the Biden administration, as it seems to be promising, goes back to the nuclear deal of Obama and Kerry. It is almost certain that if the regime of the Muslim terrorists have their way like they did prior to Trump’s presidency, people not only in Israel, but all over the world, will soon be crying for “peace and safety.”
The International Atomic Energy Agency, an international organization for overseeing nuclear programs, announced last Wednesday that Iran has begun work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor in contravention of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in 2015. The deal bans Iran from producing or acquiring uranium metal until 2030 and, in return, removed economic sanctions that had been in place. Uranium metal, a material that can be used in the core of a nuclear bomb, has no civilian uses but is essential for a nuclear weapons program.
France, Britain, and Germany, who are still adhering to the terms of the JCPOA which they co-signed, joined in condemning the move:
“We strongly encourage Iran to end this activity, and return to full compliance with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action without delay, if it is serious about preserving this agreement,” the three countries’ governments said in a joint statement.
It is expected that Iran will begin producing the uranium metal within five months. (“Iran to Begin Producing Uranium Metal for Nuclear Weapons Program,” by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, The Israel BibleTM, January 19, 2021)
With the new administration’s leaning toward total recommitment to the Iran nuclear deal, Israel’s options for dealing with a revitalized Iranian nuclear-weapons program are becoming fewer. The prophecy of Elam being destroyed might be on their docket—the mountainous area where much of Iran’s nuclear laboratories are said to be operating. It seems now to be only a matter of time, short of heavenly intervention.
And then there is the tremendous economic and geopolitical boost in the Chinese regime that looks to be in the offing with the coming in of the Democrat-controlled US government. They see China as a “competitor,” not as an enemy to be feared, despite the hegemonic, even overtly aggressive military actions by the CCP in the South China Sea, around Taiwan, and in other parts of the region.
The cry for “peace and safety” will shortly be on the rise, I have no doubt. But this also has a silver lining. Such a time is prophesied to be the moment of that great, anticipated instant in human history that will be an astonishing event to the entire world.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober… Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. (1 Thes 5:1–6, 11)