Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ahmadinejad, "Apocalyptic prophecy fulfiller," a.k.a. Promise Keeper

Iranian President Mahmoud’s Ahmadinejad’s mystical pre-occupation with the coming of a Shiite Islamic messiah figure – the Mahdi – is raising concerns that a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic could trigger the kind of global conflagration he envisions will set the stage for the end of the world.
While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been making headlines lately by questioning whether the Holocaust actually happened, by suggesting Israel should be moved to Europe and by demanding the Jewish state be wiped off the face of the earth, his apocalyptic religious zealotry has received less attention.
from Iran Leader's Messianic End-Times Mission
Kelley stresses he still thinks Iran has a lot to explain:
I should be clear: Iran deserves tough scrutiny. It claims to have given up its nuclear-weapons ambitions, yet repeatedly acts as if it has something to hide. 
from Former IAEA official questions Iran evidence
And to make matters worse, Iran intervened in a dispute between Russia and Georgia over oil and gas supplies, by announcing, on the eve of the meetings of the five Security Council permanent members, that they would guarantee Georgia's energy supplies. Russian President Vladimir Putin read the Iranian action as a slap in the face to Moscow, and as a clear signal that Iran was not prepared to reach a deal on the nuclear enrichment and reprocessing protocol.
These actions by the Khamenei-Ahmadinejad leadership in Tehran merely served to demonstrate that they are nothing but half-witted pawns in the greater British game—like the Shultz-steered Cheney crowd in Washington.
from Iran Showdown Is the Fuse for a Global Monetary Bomb

It seems to me that Iran, which according to LaRouchePAC is involved in "intense factional fighting," is intentionally creating suspicions that it is working on nuclear weapons, just as Saddam Hussein gave the neo-cons reasons to suspect that he was hiding something because he assumed that fear of WMD would prevent an invasion.  In Iran's case, it seems that there's a "Fundy" faction that's following an "Apocalyptic" script which I suspect can be traced back to London or Venice.