The Iranian regime has it in mind to spread their Twelver Shia Revolution to the Muslim countries in the Middle East. This is one of the basic tenets in their constitution. This is one of the reasons behind the Second Signpost.
They would want neither the United States nor Israel to interfere. I suspect one reason their plans are taking so long is because of the threat posed by the United States. How might they get around the U.S. or prevent it from acting? Or how might they draw U.S. forces in to defeat them? There are many possibilities.
One thing we know: Daniel 8:4 says the Persian ram will do all it wants to. Therefore, with the ram being modern, end-time Iran, this translates to Iran succeeding to bypass Israel and the U.S.
How might they actually do this? The Bible doesn’t tell us. This is where watching Iran gets interesting.
Blackmail may be one way. This Reuters story reports Iranian missiles are in Iraq. It might be possible that if Iran get its Zolfaghar missiles in place in Iraq that the regime might threaten Israel, telling them not to stop Iran from invading surrounding Muslim countries or they will launch a missile attack on Israel’s population centers.
Of course a few things must happen for this to occur. First, the Fateh-110 and Zelzal missiles must be based in Syria to hit Israeli cities. Maximum range of these missiles is only 300 km (180 mi). The Zelzal is also unguided. Anyway, Israel might hit any Syrian bases first.
The Zolfaqar missiles, with a range of 700 km (400 mi), could hit Israel from western Iraq, but this is not likely as Iraqi territory west of Baghdad is Sunni, and not that friendly toward Iranian-backed Shia militias.
Yes, blackmail may be one way for the regime to do what it wants to do, but in the case of this story about missiles moved into Iraq, a few more things must happen first to make the move effective.