The Times of Israel: “Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday awarded “medals of conquest” to five naval commanders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards for their arrest earlier this month of 10 US sailors whose two vessels strayed into Iranian waters.
Ayatollah Khamenei, whose duties also make him head of the army, presented the awards to Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi and other commanders, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported.
He also gave the green light for others involved in the operation to be promoted.”
Opinion: The hatred that the Ayatollahs have for the United States has only escalated with the acceptance of the nuclear deal that released $150 billion and opened Iran’s oil to the global market.
Many people say that they hate us because of our lifestyle, treatment of women, and homosexuals, etc.
I don’t buy it.
The primary reason for the hatred of the US is that for the past 68 years the United States has been Israel’s protector. And according to Iran’s leaders, Israel is a cancerous tumor that must be eliminated.
It was not always this way:
In ancient times, Persian leaders were compassionate towards the Israelites. It was Cyrus the Great in the late 6th century BC, who after the fall of Babylon under Belshazzar, son of Nebuchadnezzar, became known as the patron and deliverer of the Jews by allowing them to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple.
In 465 BC, Artaxerxes followed his father Xerxes’ reign of Persia. And it was Artaxerxes who issued the edict to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in 445 BC which began the 70 weeks (490 years) prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 pinpointing the prophesied arrival and death of Messiah Jesus.
The first anti-Semitism in Persia (modern-day Iran) was caused by migration of the Edomite bloodline to the east (of Israel), following king Saul’s disobedience to kill all the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:1-3) by keeping king Agag as a trophy.
From that bloodline, we find Haman the Agagite (Book of Esther), the arch-enemy of the Israelites in 4th century BC Persia. Haman, like his predecessors Agag, Eliphaz, Amalek, and Esau had in mind to kill all the Jews of Persia.
But God always sends a deliverer “for a time such as this” Esther 4:14
Ayatollah Khamenei, the hatred is in there.
(See Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 5 for a detailed look at Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy)
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