Pastor John Hagee, author of Jerusalem Countdown: A Warning to the World, says an Iranian attack on Israel could happen sooner than most people think. So what’s being done about it?
Hagee shared with HUMAN EVENTS his thoughts on the growing concerns about Iran’s nuclear threat—to Israel and the United States.
Hagee is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 18,000 active members.
How long will it take before Israel and Iran engage in warfare?
Israel will engage Iran before the end of May!
What will an attack on Jerusalem mean for the United States?
You are assuming an attack on Jerusalem will be successful! Jerusalem is the spiritual home for millions of Jews and Christians in America. The very dust in the street is sacred in this holy city. Israel fully anticipates retaliation from Iran. Former IDF Chief of Staff, Moshe Ya’alon, expressed confidence that Israel’s anti-missile systems could protect the country, whether missiles are fired directly from Iran, by the Hizbullah launchers amassed along Israel’s northern border or through Kassam rockets being amassed within Judea and Samaria. "Israel is able to strike at Iran in a number of ways, not just through air strikes," Ya’alon added.
Should the United States be an aggressor against Iran?
It would be shameful for America, with all it’s military might, to allow Israel to fight our fight!
Is the United States vulnerable to a nuclear attack from Iran?
America is very vulnerable to nuclear suitcase bombs, which have the capacity to kill a million or more people per explosion. Paul L. Williams, a former consultant to the FBI on terrorism, reports there are seven teams of terrorist now working in the United States. The seven areas that have been identified are New York, Miami. Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. These terrorist groups are working out of mosques and Islamic centers, which are protected by the law as "houses of worship."
While Iran can reach Europe with a missile, it does not yet have a missile with sufficient range to reach America.
Why must the United States put its own security on the line to defend Israel?
Iran is a threat to western civilization … not just to Israel. Iran with nuclear weapons will be the world’s worst nightmare. America and Europe will be blackmailed to bow to the Islamofacist agenda. The attack on 9/11 proved Islamics have the will to kill us, they are now searching for the power to kill us … nuclear power.
Are the American people ready for another war in the Middle East?
Absolutely not! Many Americans want to "cut and run" from Iraq. Our fighting terrorist on their soil prevents them from being on our soil!
How will Ariel Sharon’s stroke and subsequent demise impact Israel’s view of Iran?
Israel’s military intentions will be dictated by the nations need of security, not who is prime minister. Israel does not owe it to the world to commit national suicide for world peace!
How do you know the Iran poses as grave a threat as your book details?
Nothing is known for certain until the lazer guided bunker buster bombs are released and the missiles are launched. My sources in times past have been extremely accurate and their predictions, given to me in April of 2005, have once again come true.
How are Russia, France and Germany helping Iran achieve its goal of a nuclear holocaust?
Several years ago, former Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, sat in my office and told me that when he was Prime Minister he gave to America’s intelligence community photographic proof that Russian scientist were helping the Iranians develop medium range missiles that had the ability to reach Europe and Jerusalem. Russia has been developing its relationships with the Islamic nations. I believe that relationship will develop in the future into Russia providing military leadership for radical Islamic forces against Israel. Russia’s payoff is the oil from the Persian Gulf giving it the ability to become a super-power again. The Islamic payoff is the control of Jerusalem.
I have no direct knowledge of France and Germany’s activity or lack thereof personally!
Will a Shiite-led Iraq partner with Iran?
I don’t know!
Why can’t radical Islam and Israel peacefully co-exist?
Radical Islam, as in Hamas, exists for the destruction of Israel and death to the Jews! The Hamas Charter is a declaration of death! Hamas will either destroy Israel or Israel will destroy Hamas. There will be no long term peaceful co-existence. The Hamas Charter mocks all forms of peaceful co-existence with Israel!