Daily Wisdom

August 09, 2006

The Unthinkable

TEHRAN, Iran -- "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men." The Shadow knows... and so does God. Unfortunately, neither of them are talking. But there's at least one other man who knows, and he's hinting... that is, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been hinting for some time now that he has a nuclear weapon, that he is intent on making more nuclear weapons, and that he will use nuclear weapons. He has invited America (through an 18-page letter to President Bush) to join Islam. The letter has been analyzed by various sources and confirmed by Iranian news as a "Dawah" letter. Some have interpreted this Dawah letter as a "last warning" to America prior to an attack.

Ahmadinejad has denied that the Holocaust ever happened. He has threatened to "wipe Israel off the map". He has suggested that Europe or America should offer Israel a homeland within their own borders and return the land of Israel to the Palestinians. He has made statements which are so outrageous, that world reaction has been deeply critical...

Ahmadinejad's comments were condemned by major Western governments, the European Union, Russia, the United Nations Security Council and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Egyptian, Turkish and Palestinian leaders also expressed displeasure over Ahmadinejad's remark. The speech was interpreted by some as a call for genocide.
--Wikipedia, Ahmadinejad, "Antagonism Towards Israel"

Ahmadinejad has stated that he believes he has a divine, apocalyptic mission to usher in the "Twelfth Imam", that is, the "Mahdi". As such, he believes that he is a "prophet". Ahmadinejad believes that he can force world events so that Islamic prophecy will be fulfilled. I personally believe that he has a "Mahdi-complex" because of his very name... Ahmadi-Nejad. That would make him a certifiable "wing-nut".

According to Islamic tradition, the "Mahdi" will come at a time of extreme world chaos, and will change the world into a perfect Islamic society. Ahmadinejad believes he can personally create that world chaos. He has started on his quest by inciting the Palestinian-based Hamas and Iranian-backed Hezbollah groups to attack Israel. The current war in Lebanon is the direct result of intervention from Teheran. Ahmadinejad is fighting a proxy war against Israel, much like Hitler fought a proxy war in 1937 Spain.

But it doesn't end there. Ahmadinejad plans to create even more world chaos on August 22nd, which is now less than 2 weeks away...

On June 6, 2006, a confidential diplomatic package was presented to Iran by the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (U.S., Britain, France, Russia and China) plus Germany, to end its nuclear programs. The package included a set of incentives, and some veiled threats (the proverbial "carrot and stick"). President Bush said publicly that he expected Iran to respond within "weeks, not months".

By June 22nd, President Bush was starting to get irritated with Iran's failure to respond to the package of incentives saying, "It should not take the Iranians that long to analyze what is a reasonable deal. I said weeks, not months." But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke out only minutes before Bush did, that Iran would give the world an answer by August 22nd.

The question has since emerged... Why August 22nd? A number of bloggers have written on this subject, but the MSM has largely ignored it. Here are some articles you can read to learn more...

  • Why August 22?
  • Israel, Iran, and August 22nd
  • Iran Heading for Apocolypse; Why August 22?
  • Iran to Nuke Israel on August 22?
  • Ahmadinejad Plans to Light up Jerusalem Sky
  • Iranian cataclysm forecast Aug. 22
  • Ahmadinejad's 'Apocolypse Now'

  • The general direction of all these articles is that August 22nd corresponds with Rajab 27th (or 28th by some calculations) in the Islamic calendar. Rajab 27th is the day Muslims celebrate Mohammed's ascension into heaven. According to tradition, that event was accompanied by lightning, fire and lights in the sky. Is this an omen? For Muslims who seem to place special emphasis on certain dates, the allusion is troubling if nothing else. Does Ahmadinejad plan to set off a nuclear device in Israel, and thus fulfill his plan to "wipe Israel off the map"?

    Rajab 28th is apparently no better, as that is the day Muslim Saladin entered Jerusalem and conquered it.

    Or does he intend to set off a nuclear device in America -- the Great Satan? The recent news that (11) Egyptian students came to this country to attend college in Montana and immediately vanished is certainly worriesome. As of this writing, (3) of the Egyptians have been apprehended while (8) remain at large.

    Will Ahmadinejad's answer to the Western World regarding nukes be... to use one? Only God, the Shadow, and Ahmadinejad himself know what evil lurks in the heart of a man.

    13 Comments:

    At 8/10/2006 12:46 AM , Anonymous Ms RightWing said...

    Hmm, beats me. If Israel lights up then Iran turns to glass. Mighty words from a little tempest

     
    At 8/10/2006 1:29 AM , Blogger camojack said...

    War With Iran Inevitable

     
    At 8/10/2006 5:46 AM , Blogger ManiaC Provost said...

    I think we should encourage Russia to send "peacekeepers" and "inspectors" to Iran. Vlad gets his oil, we get a sane foe, and the Iranians get real atrocities rather than imagined ones. The Europeans can write op-eds about it. Everyone wins.

     
    At 8/10/2006 7:10 AM , Blogger Beerme said...

    The current trend of expecting "sanitary" warfare from enlightened, democratic nations but not from the insane jihadists, makes it impossible to properly fight this menace. As long as we are concerned about "world opinion" and left-wing Democrats' opinions about collateral damage, it is a no-win situation. Of course when the reality of this fight dawns on everyone, as it will, all bets are off and some real reaction will take place. I just hope it's not too late...

     
    At 8/10/2006 8:26 AM , Anonymous mig said...

    Thoughts to ponder. What is most foreign to us is an intense religious hatred that has a majority. We Americans, who squabble about this or that mostly don't have an intense hatred in the majority (although that may be debatable with Bush Syndrome But I digress) . We really really don't take this whole thing as seriously as we should. These terrorists HATE all things different from them and feel it is their obligation to remove all things different from them from the Earth. I have a hurricane box, pondering the notion of an 'End of the World Box' and not in jest...

     
    At 8/10/2006 9:05 AM , Anonymous Amy Proctor said...

    I understand the Egyptians who disappeared in the US are actually foreign exchange students and legit. I don't think they are suspicious, although certainly you'd have to be concerned.

    I also understand that according to Biblical prophecy, Iran cannot wipe Israel off the face of the map, try though they may. America can be, but Israel? Every country will turn against Israel, but the "flames of fire" are reserved for the "whore of Babylon", are they not?

     
    At 8/10/2006 11:14 AM , Blogger Maggie said...

    Amy,if the Egyptians are legit,then why did they not attend school in Montana and why don't we know where they are?

     
    At 8/10/2006 6:06 PM , Blogger boberin said...

    Well, it should be interesting to say the least. Surely a bomb or bombs could do horrendous damage to us but couldn't come close to wiping us out. The 4th world war (hats off to possum) would surely result. Mutual destuction having been assured long ago I'm guessing it would be much better to go early on than to be hanging around after the fact.
    So sad

     
    At 8/10/2006 6:29 PM , Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

    Understanding the Fatal Flaws in Judeo-Christian-Islamic Prophecy

    Hello Hawkeye and all,
    By the way, notice that my birthday is tomorrow, August 11th, which is 11 days before August 22nd? And yet, I remain hidden as a thief...

    As certain world leaders strive to instigate a fabricated "battle of Armageddon," it is vital to understand and spread the truth about these ancient texts to help bring about an end to such abominable evil.

    You can never expect philosophies based on lies and great error to lead to peace and harmony. How many more millennia of terrible proof is necessary before humanity finally gets a clue that most have been utterly deceived by the very concept of religion.

    Read the article below:

    Here is Wisdom

    Peace...

     
    At 8/10/2006 9:38 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

    Ms RW,
    Well, we would hope so, anyway.

    Camo,
    At this rate.

    ManiaC Provost,
    Russia didn't have much luck in Afghanistan a few years ago. That was their "Vietnam". I think all they want to do now is sell hardware and technology. Unfortunately for us, Iran is buying.

    Beerme,
    Amen brother. We seem to be fighting with BOTH hands tied behind our back. I'm afraid it will take another 9/11 to knock those looney libs off their feet.

    Mig,
    Do you have a picture of me in your "End of the World Box"? ...Just kidding! (:D)

    Amy,
    I think the word about the Egyptian students being "legit" might be a ploy on the part of officials to downplay public fears (not to mention "covering their assets"). It never looks good on TV to say that there are 8 terrorists out there and we have no idea where they are!

    As far as prophecy, you are correct. No one will wipe Israel off the map. Israel will still be around at the Second Coming of Christ.

    Unfortunately, prophecy does not tell us whether or not a Jewish city or two might be annihilated before the Second Coming.

    Maggie,
    We now know where (3) of the Egyptians are. One was found in Minnesota, and the other (2) turned themselves in at Manville, NJ (BTW, that's not too far from Downtown, NJ). The other (8) are still at large.

     
    At 8/10/2006 9:40 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

    BobErin,
    Interesting and sad indeed! All joking aside, we might need tinfoil hats to protect us from the radioactive fallout.

     
    At 8/12/2006 12:02 AM , Blogger 'Thought & Humor' said...

    .

    "Who is this who darkens
    counsel By words without
    knowledge? Now prepare
    yourself like a man; I will
    question you, and you shall
    answer Me.

    "Where were you when I
    laid the foundations of the
    earth? Tell Me, if you
    have understanding. Who
    determined its measurements?

    Surely you know! Or who
    stretched the line upon it?
    To what were its foundations
    fastened? Or who laid its
    cornerstone, When the
    morning stars sang together,
    And all the sons of God
    shouted for joy? "Or who
    shut in the sea with doors,
    When it burst forth and
    issued from the womb;
    When I made the clouds
    its garment, And thick
    darkness its swaddling
    band; When I fixed My
    limit for it, And set bars
    and doors; When I said,
    'This far you may come,
    but no farther, And here
    your proud waves must stop!'

    "Have you commanded the
    morning since your days began,
    And caused the dawn to know
    its place, That it might take hold
    of the ends of the earth, And
    the wicked be shaken out of it?
    It takes on form like clay under
    a seal, And stands out like a
    garment. From the wicked
    their light is withheld, And
    the upraised arm is broken.

    "Have you entered the springs
    of the sea? Or have you walked
    in search of the depths? Have
    the gates of death been
    revealed to you? Or have
    you seen the doors of the
    shadow of death? Have
    you comprehended the
    breadth of the earth?

    Tell Me, if you know all this.

    "Where is the way to the
    dwelling of light? And
    darkness, where is its
    place, That you may
    take it to its territory,
    That you may know
    the paths to its home?

    Do you know it,
    because you were
    born then, Or because
    the number of your days
    is great? "Have you
    entered the treasury
    of snow, Or have you
    seen the treasury of hail,
    Which I have reserved
    for the time of trouble,
    For the day of battle
    and war? By what way
    is light diffused, Or
    the east wind scattered
    over the earth?

    "Who has divided
    a channel for the
    overflowing water,
    Or a path for the
    thunderbolt, To
    cause it to rain
    on a land where
    there is no one,
    A wilderness in
    which there is no
    man; To satisfy
    the desolate waste,
    And cause to spring
    forth the growth of
    tender grass?

    Has the rain a
    father? Or who
    has begotten the
    drops of dew?

    From whose
    womb comes
    the ice? And the
    frost of heaven,
    who gives it birth?

    The waters harden
    like stone, And the
    surface of the deep
    is frozen. "Can you
    bind the cluster of the
    Pleiades, Or loose the
    belt of Orion? Can you
    bring out Mazzaroth in
    its season? Or can you
    guide the Great Bear
    with its cubs? Do you
    know the ordinances of
    the heavens? Can you
    set their dominion over
    the earth? "Can you lift
    up your voice to the clouds,
    That an abundance of water
    may cover you? Can you
    send out lightnings, that they
    may go, And say to you,
    'Here we are!'? Who
    has put wisdom in the mind?

    Or who has given understanding
    to the heart?

    Who can number the clouds
    by wisdom? Or who can pour
    out the bottles of heaven,
    When the dust hardens in
    clumps, And the clods cling
    together?

    "Can you hunt the prey for
    the lion, Or satisfy the appetite
    of the young lions, When they
    crouch in their dens, Or lurk
    in their lairs to lie in wait?

    Who provides food for
    the raven, When its young
    ones cry to God, And
    wander about for lack
    of food?




    Check all this out soon my good friend:


    Is Jesus God?
    Religion Comparison
    Watch The Jesus Movie
    Muhammad or Jesus???
    Answering Islam
    A Short Look At Six World Religions
    God's Word in different languages...
    How to become a Christian
    Who Is Jesus?
    Is Jesus God?
    Every Student
    'Thought & Humor'


    Best Wishes,
    Dr. Howdy

    P.S. For enquiring minds only.

     
    At 8/12/2006 8:19 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

    Dr. Howdy,
    Thanks for dropping by. I know I've stumbled onto your site in the past, but can't remember when. Good, clean corny jokes. Oh, and... keep the faith.

    Regards...

     

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