Iran Will Achieve Its Apocalyptic Goals
America has invested trillions of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan trying to keep in place so-called moderate Islamic governments in the hope of keeping fundamentalist Islamists out of power. Yet, Iran, “the mother of all fundamentalist Islamic governments,” as Baghdad Bob would have phrased it, remains free from intervention. It was Iran’s militant, Islamic Revolution and the subsequent government policy enshrined in its constitution to spread Islam via violence, terrorism, assassination, and deception that helped inspire fundamentalist Islam’s worldwide resurgence. Due to the Iranian government’s admitted policy of using terrorism to advance Islam and to speed up the return of the Mahdi so as to bring about the final confrontation between Muslims and non-Muslims, Americans have been slaughtered in places like Lebanon, Iraq, and repeatedly has called for the destruction of the United States and Israel. Mysteriously, however, the West and America have, at least until now, only used limited attempts at sanctions to try and reign in Iran’s theocratic government despite repeated acts of war by Iran.
The West and America must see Iran as an enemy that needs to be contained with measures beyond economic sanctions if we hope to avert future catastrophic acts of terrorism by Iran. Given Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, it was the Islamic regime of Iran that needed to be eliminated ahead of the Taliban and Saddam Hussein. Iran is certainly one of the three most dangerous countries on Earth, the other two being Pakistan and North Korea. Iran is developing nuclear weapons and if it succeeds as it surely will absent military intervention, it is likely to use those nuclear weapons to further clearly and often stated goals: the Iranian government’s desire to speed the arrival of the Mahdi, make a new world order wherein the United States is eliminated as a world power, and its religiously inspired perceived obligation to annihilate the state of Israel. Yet, the West and multiple American administrations have left Iran largely free to pursue its terror activities worldwide, including many lethal attacks on American interests, soldiers, and citizens despite the fact that Iran has never concealed its intention to destroy America and Israel as the following quotes of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reveal:
- “[The] American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road, and its next rulers must limit their interference to their own borders.”
- “…the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel will soon come to the end of their lives.”
- “The Iranian nation will continue in its nuclear path powerfully and will celebrate a nuclear victory soon.”
- ” Israel is destined for destruction and will soon disappear.”
- “Have no doubt. Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world.”
These quotes are not a misrepresentation of the Iranian leader’s intentions nor are they taken out of context. Many other statements of Iranian leaders reveal a clear intention to destroy what the Mullahs refer to as the Great Satan (United States) and Little Satan (Israel). It follows that if Iran acquires nuclear weapons it is likely to use them to achieve its stated goals. Statements about celebrating “a nuclear victory soon” need to be taken more seriously. The doctrine of mutually assured destruction is no deterrent to Iran’s Mullahs and President who have a messianic, end of the World mindset. Iran’s Mullahs and President do not care what will happen to the Iranian people. As you may recall, during the Iran/Iraq war, young men and even children were used as human mine sweepers in the belief that dying in Jihad was better than living as it meant instant Paradise.
Nevertheless, the United States and her allies have done far too little to stop the Iranian quest for acquiring nuclear weapons. It should be apparent at this point that the only way to stop the program is to oust the Islamist regime. Yet, when a true, freedom seeking uprising broke out in Iran, President Obama completely ignored the Iranian peoples’ pleas for help and wasted a perfect opportunity to oust the dangerous Mullahs. President Obama’s inexplicable actions stand in sharp contrast to his support of alleged freedom-seeking people when they took to the streets against America-friendly authoritarian rulers in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Yemen. The Obama administration’s approach toward the unfriendly regimes of Libya and Syria, despite being no serious threat to America, was much more involved. It should have been clear to President Obama and his advisers that the possibility of better regimes coming to power in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen, Libya and Syria was remote at best. Yet, in Iran it was clearly the opposite situation. The probability of a worse regime coming to power in Iran was highly improbable. In fact, it is hard to imagine a worse regime than one that admits it is building nuclear weapons so that it can “celebrate a nuclear victory soon” as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has admitted.
Observing the outcomes of the rather misguided foreign policies of President Obama, including the outright betrayal of long-term allies such as Mubarek, one cannot help but wonder what the real underlying goals of the Obama Administration are. Had he supported the anti-government revolution in Iran, it would have certainly brought a more liberal, democratic and Western-friendly government to power. At a minimum, a new Iranian regime would not have posed nearly as much of a threat to the region, Israel and America as is the current regime. And where President Obama supported revolutions in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen to depose relatively friendly regimes, it brought in Islamist Muslim Brotherhood governments to power that will eventually be as dangerous to non-Islamic countries as is the current Iranian Islamist regime.
So bizarre and inexplicable is the state of affair as it stands that one is left to wonder whether America and its allies want to let Iranian Islamists achieve their stated goals. Why else would the West and American efforts in the Middle East be so focused on leaving our most mortal enemy untouched while working actively to replace our friendly allies with new Islamist regimes that also want our destruction just as the Iranian regime hopes to achieve? If you have a rationale answer i would love to hear it.
You may believe, in error, that Iran could never significantly harm America, but you could not be more wrong. President Ahmadinejad repeated his often stated intention of destroying Israel and America while standing in New York just a few days ago. Imagine how the Iranian regime will behave when it finally succeeds in acquiring nuclear weapons. Iran will certainly look for every opportunity to use them to achieve the above-referenced stated goals. Iran’s hatred of and desire to destroy the Jewish state is so intense it is palpable. A nuclear attack on Israel would not only annihilate the Jewish state and most of its people, it will also create global chaos, inflicting irreparable damage to America, the West, and to the World at large.
Equally serious would be the likely possibility of Iran arming its terrorist proxies with nuclear weapons. The United States is heavily dependent on its electrical grid and high technology economy with computers and electronics running nearly everything. The Iranian regime or its terrorist proxies can wipe out this electrical and electronic infrastructure via the use of one or two well-placed EMP weapon strikes. The United States would instantly be thrust back into the eighteenth century, but without the widespread dispersion of eighteen century technology needed for survival. All Iran or one of its proxies would have to do is strap a nuclear weapon to a missile, fire it from near the American coast on a ship or barge high into the atmosphere above America to explode and utter devastation would ensue. The blast would kill no one nor would the radiation be a problem, but it would be a death sentence for most Americans.
This scenario is not secret. It is a very well-known and feared scenario among numerous experts, high government officials, and military leaders. Yet Iran is left to continue developing the capability for carrying out such an attack for which they have repeatedly expressed their intention. Leaving the Iranians to develop nuclear weapons is the height of folly for Americans and the rest of the World and all humanity will pay dearly as any serious, adverse impact on the U.S. economy will have severe consequences for the global economy. Already mired in difficult economic turmoil and food shortages, billions would face starvation.
America and the non-Muslim world’s complete lack of understanding of the true nature of Islam that inspires Islamist regimes like that of Iran is undoubtedly the main factor in the global community’s failure to recognize the kind of danger nuclear-armed Iran poses to humanity. A fundamentalist government like Iran will always detest the United States and cannot be meaningfully negotiated or reasoned with. Religiously inspired hatred of non-Muslims is hard-wired into Islamic doctrines as revealed in the Hadiths and Qur’an.
For example, Muhammad said: “I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, None has the right to be worshiped but Allah, and whoever says, None has the right to be worshiped but Allah, his life and property will be saved by me.” (Al Bukhari Vol. 4:196) “Allah made the Jews leave their homes by terrorizing them so that you killed some and made many captives. And He made you inherit their lands, their homes, and their wealth…” (Qur’an 33:26) Clearly, Muhammad viewed capturing non-Muslim’s land and property as fair game and his conduct reveals that he practiced what he preached. To such religiously sanctioned murder and robbery of non-Muslims, the Qur’an refers to non-Muslims in numerous derogatory ways and clearly teaches that non-Muslims are fair game for almost every type of indignity and violence.
For example, the Qur’an states that non-Muslims are: not to be taken as a friend (3:28), to be confused (6:25), to be terrorized: “I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them” (8:12), to be made war on (9:5 & 29), to be considered unclean, evil and a helper of evil against God (9:28, 23:97 & 25:55), to be punished (25:77), humiliated (37:18), hated (40:35), beheaded (47:4), laughed at (83:34), and assumed to be plotting against Muslims (86:15).
Moreover, the earliest biography of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq flatly quotes Muhammad as stating: “Muhammad is the apostle of Allah! Those with him are violent against Unbelievers but merciful to one another…” The Qur’an is in accord: “Muhammad is the apostle of God; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other…” (Qur’an 48:29)
With respect to the verses regarding Jihad, note that Jihad is an Arabic word which translates to English as “struggle”. Jihad can mean striving to be a better Muslim (known as the greater Jihad). The most well-known meaning, however, is fighting for Allah (also known as the lesser Jihad). In this sense, Jihad is the struggle for spreading Islam using all means available to Muslims, including force of arms and deception (Islamic doctrine known as Al Takeyya). The lesser Jihad is what has become to be known as “Holy War.” Some commentators such as myself, only somewhat in jest, see the greater Jihad as trying to find inner peace after engaging in violent Jihad.
Concerning Jihad, the Qur’an guarantees Paradise to those who fight for Allah (4:74). The Qur’an promises instant Paradise for those, who die fighting to advance Islam (9:111 and 47:5-6). Dying for Allah is presented as preferable to living: “And if ye are slain, or die, in the way of God, forgiveness and mercy from God are far better than all they could amass” (3:157).
Martyrs are promised a secure, sensual (sensual is expanded to erotic in the Hadiths) and luxurious life in paradise with beautiful women. (44:51-56; 52:17-29) For example, chapter 44, verse 54 promises: “So; and We shall join them to Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes.” Some disrupted homicide/suicide bombers have freely admitted that it was the Quranic and Hadith promises of virgins in paradise that motivated them.
In the Hadith, Mohammed also urges Muslims to practice Jihad. (See, Bukhari 4:196, 5:716, 1:35, 1:25)
It is the foregoing Quranic verses and others, as well as numerous Hadith based on Muhammad’s life and words, deemed by Muslims as their complete code of life and morality, that shape the Islamic and Iranian worldview that divides humanity into two opposing spheres: Dar al-Islam, or House of Islam, where Islam rules; the rest is the Dar al-Harb or House of War against non-Muslims. This worldview, which is embraced by Islamist regimes like Iran, mandates that Jihad will continue between the competing camps until the supremacy of Islam is thoroughly established everywhere (see verses 2:193, 8:39 etc.). In Islamic theology, Jihad is one of the instruments for the eventual elimination of the Dar al-Harb or non-Islamic World.
A true understanding of Islamic doctrine establishes why it is impossible to have good relations with a fundamentalist Islamic state. Where one might see a “frenemy” relationship between a fundamentalist Islamic country like the current Muslim Brotherhood ruled Egypt and non-Muslim countries like the U.S., it is simply rooted on temporary mutual interests such as the desire for American aid or desire to avoid American retribution. A cordial relationship of some kind with an Islamic country is only possible when the country is ruled by cultural Muslim leaders who oppose or seek to minimize the roles of Islamic doctrines in guiding policies and laws of that country. Yet again, this relationship is also temporary as they may be ousted by Islamists at any time. As you will soon see, Jordan is next on the Islamist hit list.
In addition to the foregoing Islamic doctrine, Islamic end-time belief is especially strong in Iran and Iran’s government believes that war and confrontation will hasten the arrival of Mahdi (divine savior) to lead the Islamic Armageddon against non-Muslim humanity to make Islam victorious. So said President Ahmadinejad: “[We] must prepare ourselves to rule the world and the only way to do that is to put forth views on the basis of the Expectation of [the Mahdi’s] Return.” Even at the UN, his every speech starts with prayer for the Mahdi’s arrival.
In the face of this reality of Islamic doctrine and how it drives Iranian domestic and foreign policy, one only has to read President Obama’s statements regarding Islam to realize that he has a very unrealistic, candy-coated understanding of it, which leaves America and the rest of the non-Muslim world extremely vulnerable to Iran. President Obama’s latest statement, wherein he opined “[t]he Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam” is indicative of how vulnerable we are.
. With that definition of slander in mind, what false slanderous statement can one say about a man who, according to sacred Islamic texts and scriptures, had physical relations with a nine year old, had people slaughtered for disbelief, satire and opposition to him, ordered people tortured, set up a system that systematically discriminates against women and non-Muslims, commanded war against non-Muslims for mere unbelief and made it lawful to murder them, steal from them, and to sell them into slavery, took his adopted son’s wife because he lusted after her, established the legality of raping captured women even when married and himself engaged in such horrendous acts? Given such a history, what slander can one utter against Muhammad that could possibly add to the negative information about him admitted in sacred Islamic doctrine? What Obama really means is that he does not want anyone telling the truth about Muhammad in a way that discredits him. Have you ever asked yourself why an American president would side with the Islamic mandate to stop criticism of Muhammad over long cherished American freedoms such as free speech?
Second, President Obama could not be more wrong. If “[t]he Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam,” as President Obama claims, then our constitutional rights are destined to be lost. We will only retain our right to free speech and freedom of religion if the future belongs to those who have the courage to tell the truth about Islam enough such that we are mobilized as a nation to resist Islam in all of its malevolent guises and areas of advance. We have no chance in a World, wherein our Commander in Chief is, at best, an apologist of Islam, a most intolerant mainly political creed masquerading as a religion. To understand why we will lose our freedom and constitutional rights, we must pay heed to Karl Popper: “Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.”
We are stuck in a World lodged between a pending nuclear Iran on one side pining away for end-times domination and the destruction of America and Israel and of the entire non-Muslim world by extension, while President Obama sees it as his duty to defend Islam.
The consequences of living under such circumstances will indeed be dire. No fiction writer could have even dared imagine such an absurd scenario even twenty years ago. Yet, here we are with Iran gearing up toward leading the world to an apocalyptic event while Obama meekly “negotiates.” The end result of such an absurd situation is obvious – the dire EMP scenario outlined above. In the extensively interconnected world of the 21st century with all the shipping into and out of the United States, placing effective security measures to stop such a threat is next to impossible. We must stop every attempt whereas Iran need only succeed one time.
I hope to be proven wrong. I hope Iran will not succeed in achieving its goals. But I do not see President Obama undertaking the necessary steps to ensure our survival. Wisdom demands undertaking effective measures to preempt such a very likely disastrous end. When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues to make bold and outrageous threats about destroying the U.S. and Israel as Iran moves ever closer to acquiring nuclear weapons, let us hope our leaders will not continue with the empty hubris exhibited to date.