Within the next 12 months I make a prediction that we will see the headline "Israel Strikes Iran"
On September 26, 2012., Ahmadinejad delivered his eighth annual address to the opening fall session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City.
In his speech, he once again called for the end of the "hegemonic" powers of the United States and Israel, whom he described as "the uncivilized Zionists." He also said the world would "soon" see new "global management" by the Twelfth Imam and his deputy, Jesus Christ.
In each of his past U.N. speeches, Ahmadinejad prayed for the soon coming of the so-called Islamic messiah. This time he went much further, offering his most detailed explanation to date of his Shia Islamic eschatology and his understanding of the coming rule of the Twelfth Imam. Ahmadinejad told the world leaders gathered in Manhattan that he had come this time "to voice the divine and humanitarian message ... to you and to the whole world. God Almighty has promised us a man of kindness, a man who loves people and loves absolute justice, a man who is a perfect human being and is named Imam Al-Mahdi, a man who will come in the company of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, and the righteous."
Calling the Mahdi "the Ultimate Savior," Ahmadinejad said his arrival on earth "will mark a new beginning, a rebirth, and a resurrection. It will be the beginning of peace, lasting security, and genuine life." Ahmadinejad said the coming reign of the Twelfth Imam on earth "will bring about an eternally bright future for mankind, not by force or waging wars but through thought awakening and developing kindness in everyone." The Iranian leader did not offer a specific timetable, but he did say the "sweet scent" of the Mahdi's global reign "will soon reach all the territories in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the U.S."
It is this Shia End Times theology (Eschatology) that is driving Iranian foreign policy today. This is why the mullahs in Tehran are working so hard to pursue nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them—to prepare the way for the rise of this Islamic kingdom. It is not surprising, then, that Ahmadinejad told reporters upon arriving in New York that Israel must be "eliminated" from the earth and didn't deny that Iran was actively considering a preemptive strike against Israel to begin "World War Three," as one of his military commanders had asserted earlier that week.
The latest reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency indicate that Iran is continuing to illegally enrich uranium in violation of numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions. Iran currently has enough uranium to build at least seven nuclear warheads, possibly more. The IAEA also has evidence suggesting Iran is actively seeking to build nuclear warheads and attach these warheads to ballistic missiles capable of reaching Israel.
Eschatology and Iranian Foreign Policy What's more, Netanyahu does not believe the Iranian regime can be deterred from using nuclear weapons if they acquire them. He is deeply concerned that the current leaders of Iran are driven by Shia Islamic End Times theology that tells them either to destroy Judeo-Christian civilization as we know it in order to hasten the coming of their so-called messiah, known as the Twelfth Imam or the Mahdi, or to prepare weapons of mass destruction for the Twelfth Imam to use to destroy the Western alliance on his own before establishing a global Islamic kingdom known as the Caliphate.
Since Netanyahu took office as prime minister in 2009, new evidence has continued to emerge revealing how deeply Iran's top leaders hold this eschatology and how such End Times theology is driving their foreign policy.
In July 2010, for example, Ali Khamenei, the Religious leader of Iran told Iranians that he had personally met with the Twelfth Imam. Who or what did Ali Khamenei see? Was it a dream? A vision? Or an actual flesh-and-blood person? Why was Ali Khamenei so convinced that whomever he was meeting with was the mystical so-called Islamic messiah who reportedly disappeared back in the tenth century? Khamenei never publicly explained himself. Yet a few days later, he claimed to be the personal representative of the Twelfth Imam on earth, as well as the personal representative of the Prophet Muhammad, and he stated that all Muslims must "obey him."
In the spring of 2011, Western media revealed that Ali Khamenei and his regime had released and were widely distributing a documentary film about Shiite eschatology called “The Coming Is Near”. The film stated that the Islamic messiah known as the Twelfth Imam or the Mahdi would soon appear on earth to usher in or oversee the destruction of Israel, the establishment of a global Islamic Caliphate, and the end of days. The film explained why leaders of the "Twelve" movement saw the 2011 revolutions and uprisings in Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and elsewhere throughout the Middle East and North Africa as prophetic signs consistent with Islamic End Times teachings and proof that the Twelfth Imam would soon appear. Moreover, the film identified Khamenei and Ahmadinejad as specific End Times figures foretold in Shia prophecies.
What is coming is the main event, and it is steadily drawing closer. In his September 27, 2012., address to the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned the international community that "Iran's apocalyptic leaders" were 70 percent of the way to building nuclear warheads. He explained that Iran would be 90 percent of the way to building the Bomb by the spring of 2013 or by summer at the latest. He urged world leaders to take decisive action to neutralize the Iranian nuclear threat immediately, and he made it clear that if they did not, Israel would soon be forced to act in its own self-defense. Never had Netanyahu personally been so specific with regard to the countdown to war. This speech caused the Canadian Government to remove their Ambassador from their Canadian Embassy in Iranian.
Netanyahu's older brother, Yonatan Netanyahu, (Yoni) commander of Israeli Special Forces, was killed in 1976 while commanding a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission in Entebbe. Netanyahu was deeply affected by the loss of his older brother.
In his book, Netanyahu edits of his late brother's letters. ... In one letter, Yoni wrote to Netanyahu - his teenage brother then living in America - who had apparently been in a fight after someone directed an anti-Semitic remark at him. Yoni wrote to Netanyahu:
'I see ... that you had to release the surplus energy you stored up during the summer. .. . There's nothing wrong with that. ... In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with a good fist fight. ... Remember what I told you? He who delivers the first blow, wins."
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