The Coming War with Iran and the End of Israel
CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal 'height of folly'
BBC November 30, 2016
If Trump tears up the deal, the likelihood that Iran will get the BOMB a year or two into his Presidency, or more likely that of Pence, increases dramatically.
People who believe they have a place to go when they die, and a good one, don't usually fear death as much as those who don't.
Khamenei, like most Ayatollahs, and like Trump, is a very rich man who can afford just about anything that Allah's materialistic and hedonistic Paradise has to offer, with the added benefit that he is first here. In Paradise, he would rank behind the countless messengers and martyrs even if worthy of a place in the seventh heaven which Allah and His greatest and last spokesperson call home.
He could, of course, improve his standing in Paradise, and stay in the best accommodation that its owner has to offer, by doing what God would do if He were here, and that is burn his real and imaginary enemies in a nuclear fire not unlike that of Hell. But I wouldn't count on it.
Old people, especially rich ones, unlike gullible young people, are in no hurry to meet their maker.
A wealthy Ayatollah in the here-and-now, unlike the relatively poor, in real terms, true believers like Ahmadinejad, will not risk losing it all here on a promise of more of the same in the Hereafter made by a mortal claiming to speak on a god's behalf.
Trump is both a rich man and an opportunistic believer. Unless Khamenei drops the BOMB on Israel, he can be expected to rip up treaties and rattle sabres, but that is about it.
Pence, on the other hand, like Ahmadinejad, is not a wealthy man compared to the other two, and like Ahmadinejad believes in a Judgement Day and a scriptured (not a typo) end-times scenario.
Pence's fairytale begins and ends with an Israel that is not a radioactive wasteland. The slightest threat to make it inhabitable, if Pence is President (Trump is not only old for the demands of the job, but also overweight, and an early impeachment is a real possibility), and it's missiles and bombers away.
Under a Pence Presidency, war with Iran is inevitable, if it has the BOMB.
The U. S. will not be able to stop a motivated Iran under attack from exploding at least one nuclear weapon over Israel, which will be enough to bring an end to the Zionist experiment, prompting a ten-fold retaliation in kind from the Israeli nuclear missile submarines on patrol in the Persian Gulf.
This devastating nuclear counter-strike will make the remainder of the Middle East and much of North Africa a radioactive desert. It all has to do with which way the Trade Winds blow, and in the Northern Hemisphere that is from East to West. Unless, of course, Hell's heavy breathing interferes, but I wouldn't count on that either.
Bring on Armageddon
"A leader, who would slaughter his own people because he believes this is what God expects him to do, is not afraid of committing mass murder on a genocidal scale and there is nothing anyone can do about it" warned Sohrab, "he is the Supreme Leader; he has the power of a Hitler and is a supremacist like Hitler, a supremacist in religion who will soon have the bomb.”
If Sohrab is correct, we may not be as lucky with a Muslim country with the bomb as we were with Pakistan with its shared secular and religious leadership which mitigates the genocidal rages of holy men who would do what Allah did to societies whose leaders challenged the legitimacy of His messengers.
An open letter to President Obama on the Iranian situation
November 11, 2012
Dear Mr. President,
Sohrab (not his real name) a Canadian-Iranian friend was happy to see you re-elected for he believes that you will do right by his country of birth. Many of his expatriates would have preferred Romney because, for them, doing right is a U.S. military intervention as early as possible, which is what your opponent promised if elected, and which they hoped would lead to a regime change.
Sohrab was both a witness and a victim* of a previous military incursion. He believes an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities will not lead to a regime change, but to an even more oppressive government. Iraq’s ill-considered invasion of Iran was a god-send for the Ayatollah Khomeini whose theocracy was in danger of being toppled.
In attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities you risk giving Khamenei an excuse to liquidate the opposition as Khomeini did during the Iraq-Iranian war and, as Israel’s former intelligence chief stated on 60 Minutes, only delay the production of nuclear weapons by a year or two.
The cost of such an intervention, in Sohrab’s estimation, will be the death of perhaps tens of thousands of people the West needs to bring about what he hopes will be an Iranian Renaissance, not unlike the Italian Renaissance which marked the end of the Catholic Church's dominance in Europe allowing for a flowering of the arts and sciences and all that came after.
Sohrab reminded me that the obsession with the destruction of Israel is not an obsession of the ordinary Iranian; it is an obsession of a religious leadership.
Bombing Iranian nuclear facilities will not make the world a safer place and countless innocent lives will be loss while a repressive leadership carries on. Another solution has to be found.
Waiting on the Mahdi
Day of Judgment
Ian McEwan, The Guardian, May 2008
His (Ahmadinejad) much reported remark about wiping Israel off the face of the earth may have been mere bluster of the kind you could hear any Friday in a thousand mosques around the world. But this posturing, coupled with his nuclear ambitions, becomes more worrying when set in the context of his end-time beliefs.
In Jamkaran, a village not far from the holy city of Qum, a small mosque is undergoing a $20m-expansion, driven forward by Ahmadinejad's office. Within the Shi'ite apocalyptic tradition, the Twelfth Imam, the Mahdi, who disappeared in the ninth century, is expected to reappear in a well behind the mosque.
His re-emergence will signify the beginning of the end days. He will lead the battle against the Dajjal, the Islamic version of the anti-Christ, and with Jesus as his follower, will establish the global Dar el Salaam, the dominion of peace, under Islam.
Ahmadinejad is extending the mosque to receive the Mahdi, and already pilgrims by the thousands are visiting the shrine, for the president has reportedly told his cabinet that he expects the visitation within two years (2010).