I found this article at the counterjihadreport blog here
Tehran seeks to completely overhaul, revamp military might to counter U.S.
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo, May 3, 2017:
Iran is using the billions in cash resources provided under the landmark nuclear deal to engage in an unprecedented military buildup meant to transform the Islamic Republic’s fighting force into an “offensive” juggernaut, according to a largely unreported announcement by Iranian military leaders that has sparked concern among U.S. national security insiders and sources on Capitol Hill.
Iranian officials announced late last month that Iran’s defense budget had increased by 145 percent under President Hassan Rouhani and that the military is moving forward with a massive restructuring effort aimed at making it “a forward moving force,” according to regional reports.
Iranian leaders have stated since the Iran deal was enacted that they are using the massive amounts of cash released under the agreement to fund the purchase of new military equipment and other armaments. Iran also has pursued multi-million dollar arms deals with Russia since economic sanctions were nixed as part of the deal….
Iran’s goal is to turn its army into an “offensive” force, a major shift from its historic role as a support agent for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC, Iran’s extremely well funded primary fighting force.
Iran hopes to revamp its army from top to bottom, including improving logistical capabilities, weaponry, and other armaments.
…Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, told the Free Beacon that it should come as no surprise that Iran is diverting the cash it received under the nuclear deal to its military industry.
The disclosure comes as “no surprise to anyone who studied Iran” and should have been anticipated by the Obama administration, which largely sought to downplay the importance of giving Iran billions in cash resources, Rubin said….
- In the early 1980s when I watched an HBO special on Nostradamus prophecies hosted by Orson Welles, it seemed ludicrous to think that Middle Eastern nations like Iran would really pose a military threat to the West or be capable of invading Europe – even if several Islamic nations allied together.
- Now European nations seem weaker, and unwilling to defend themselves… while fundamentalist Islamic nations like Iran and Turkey in particular have well funded militaries growing by leaps and bounds. Iran even negotiated a deal in 2016 to have naval bases in Italy, putting them on the doorstep of the very coasts Nostradamus warned that Islamic nations would eventually invade.
- I have written another prophecy book recently on such topics, and the obvious conclusions to draw from a study of Nostradamus include an Islamic military invasion of Europe (not just an invasion through immigration) in the early 21st century. It’s coming soon. It may take a trigger event like a global financial depression first, but WWIII is coming.
- Nostradamus and the Islamic Invasion of Europe