Sue, over at JOM provided a link to this article concerning a possible nuclear test by North Korea. Powerline links to this report [ht SunnyDay] at Vital Perspectives concerning satellite dishes being destroyed in Tehran - in anticipation of what?
World reaction to a joint declaration by North Korea and Iran of the successful development of a nuclear device? The recent missile test by North Korea had Iranians in attendance and the puzzle of the Syrian scientists inadvertently killed in the "accidental" explosion of a train near Pyongyang remains unsolved. Would anyone be surprised at a joint development program between the two remaining members of the Axis of Evil plus the Syrians?
Should this prove true, it would strengthen the hypothesis that Israel acted as it did in an attempt (quite possibly successful) to gain necessary intelligence concerning Iran's intentions. The on again off again invasion could have been cover for deep commando raids similiar to the one conducted at Baalbek. It would also explain why Bint Jbal was not destroyed through artillery and bombing raids - the information sought might well have been destroyed during bombardment rather than being discovered by the commando teams. It would also explain the severity of the bombing campaign conducted by Israel. There may well have been more (and bigger) missiles in the Bekaa than has been reported to date.
All pure speculation, to be sure. Neither the precious metals markets, the commodities markets nor the stock markets are giving any signals of approaching catastrophe. There have been rumors floating but I've seen nothing with any more substance than what I've posited here, which is 100% conjecture. Still, I'll feel better to awaken on the 25th with all speculation about Ahmanutter resolved - until he switches to a mauve aura and the 13th, 14th and 15th imam legends.