Tuesday, August 22, 2006

August 22 - Apocalyptic Fantasies

Iran had said it would reply to Western concerns about its nuclear program on August 22, which is today. Bernard Lewis wrote in the Wall Street Journal on August 8 that this date might have some apocalyptic significance.

In Islam, as in Judaism and Christianity, there are certain beliefs concerning the cosmic struggle at the end of time--Gog and Magog, anti-Christ, Armageddon, and for Shiite Muslims, the long awaited return of the Hidden Imam, ending in the final victory of the forces of good over evil, however these may be defined. Mr. Ahmadinejad and his followers clearly believe that this time is now, and that the terminal struggle has already begun and is indeed well advanced. It may even have a date, indicated by several references by the Iranian president to giving his final answer to the U.S. about nuclear development by Aug. 22. This was at first reported as "by the end of August," but Mr. Ahmadinejad's statement was more precise.

What is the significance of Aug. 22? This year, Aug. 22 corresponds, in the Islamic calendar, to the 27th day of the month of Rajab of the year 1427. This, by tradition, is the night when many Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to "the farthest mosque," usually identified with Jerusalem, and then to heaven and back (cf Koran XVII.1). This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and if necessary of the world. It is far from certain that Mr. Ahmadinejad plans any such cataclysmic events precisely for Aug. 22. But it would be wise to bear the possibility in mind.

According to DEBKAfile:

DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources report that information rated “highly credible” has reached US undercover agencies of a secret report presented to Iran’s supreme ruler Ali Khamenei by Abdollah Shabhazi, one of the heads of the Supreme National Security Council. He claims to expose a mega-terror plot against Jerusalem scheduled for August 22, which aims at killing large numbers of Jews, Arabs and Christians.

Well, today is August 22 and Iran has given its response as promised:

Iran says ready for serious nuclear talks

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran handed over on Tuesday its formal response to a nuclear incentives offer from major powers and said it contained ideas that would allow serious talks about its standoff with the West to start immediately.
Those crazy Iranians! Unfortunately, there is no reason to believe that the Bush administration is interested in serious negotiations with Iran.


Blogger Terror-Free Oil said...

The West Does Not Have the Balls to Take on Iran or other Islamic Fascists, FNC video, 8/22/6 http://www.terrorfreeoil.org/videos/MW082206.php

Iran Will Use Nukes When It Gets Them, FNC video, 8/22/6

Iran Attacks and Seizes Romanian Oil Rig, FNC video, 8/22/6

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5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Iran attacks Romanian Oil Rig story is an interesting one. Check Google News etc. & you willl find that the story has sunk without trace.

Now considering that the US et al are 'bigging up' the terrorist threat of Iran, isn't it strange that there has been no hullabaloo over the Iranian Navy Supply Ships firing at & storming onto another soverign country's oil rig?

Well.... if you look a little deeper into the story you'll find the following:

From here:
Grup Servicii Petroliere s.a (GSP), a Romanian drilling and oilfield services company today accused Petro Iran Development Co (PEDCO), a subsidiary of state-owned National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) of violating international norms by holding hostage one of its rigs and crew in Iranian waters despite court orders to the contrary

The rigs were hired by Dubai-based Oriental Oil Co. and without the consent of GSP further rented to PEDCO.

GSP later discovered that the Dubai-based company had never existed and it was never registered with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).

The Dubai-based company 'Oriental Oil Company' (that never existed!) appears to be the same as the Oriental Oil Kish company that has been linked to Halliburton. See here for details.

Also, look at the GSP representative that pops up to explain everything away...(from here:
...According to GSP's U.S.-based spokesman Stefan Minovici, ... Now who is Stefan Minovici? Well from here, he is a US/Romanian dealmaker who works closely with Raytheon Eastern Europe.

Oh & one last thing, the location where all this was happening?? Kish Island in the Persian Gulf, the stated location of the soon to be established Iranian Oil Bourse.


I don't think we are being told everything........

8:53 AM  

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