We are one step closer to an all out war. A war that probably will result in World War III.

Those in charge of the US military, General Martin Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, say that they are ready to launch a a pre-emptive strike on Iran.

That would be a serious mistake. Iran has a population of 78 million persons. It produces its own warplanes, submarines, and tanks. It also has Russian made submarines.

Iran has a fleet of F-4 and F-14 fighter planes that it got from the US back in the 1970’s decade. Those planes were made with old technology. But they can still shoot missiles at targets.

But the wild card is North Korea. As soon as the US becomes embroiled in a war with Iran North Korea may launch a military strike against South Korea. North Korea has nuclear ICBMs that can reach the North American continent.

Bible Times Today earlier made a blog entry about North Korea’s military capabilities.

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Ill dies, South Korea braces for possible invation

The US cannot defeat the entire world. The prophet Obadiah tells us what is going to happen:

Obadiah 1:2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.

Obadiah 1:1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Obadiah 1:1:4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.

US military ‘ready to engage in a conflict with Iran’

America’s most senior military official has indicated that the country is ready to engage in a conflict with Iran, if President Barack Obama were to give the signal.

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, said that the US military had reached a point where they were ready to execute force against Iran if necessary.

Gen Dempsey said he had been quietly leading behind the scenes preparations for an attack against Tehran but said a war with the nation would be a “tragedy”.

“My biggest worry is that it may miscalculate our resolve. Any miscalculation could mean that we are drawn into conflict and that would be a tragedy for the region and the world,” he said. Read report on UK Telegraph.

Panetta: Iran will not be allowed nukes

The U.S. Secretary of Defense said Monday night that Iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon. In an interview, Leon Panetta, said despite the efforts to disrupt the Iranian nuclear program, the Iranians have reached a point where they can assemble a bomb in a year or potentially less. Read report on CBS News.