Saturday, August 23, 2008

Most Dangerous Men In The World, Part 2

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

On October 26 2005, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, newly anointed President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said;

"Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury, any Islamic leader who recognizes the Zionist regime means he is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world."

"There is no doubt that the new wave of attacks in Palestine will wipe off this stigma ([Israel) from the face of the Islamic world."

"As the imam (Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini) said, Israel must be wiped off the map."

(click here for the full story)

Five years previously, former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani called for a Muslim state to annihilate Israel with a nuclear strike.

Ahmadinejad continues his bluster and threats today. He has conducted military maneuvers that have included multiple ballistic missile launches.

On July 9, Iran test-fired up to nine ballistic missiles near the Strait of Hormuz, through which much of the world’s oil supplies pass.

This would put American and Israeli military bases across the Middle East within striking distance of these missiles, including the ballistic Shahab-3.

General Hossein Salami, air force commander of the Revolutionary Guards, said the launches were intended to “demonstrate our resolve and might against enemies who in recent weeks have threatened Iran with harsh language. Our hands are always on the trigger and our missiles are ready for launch,” General Salami made it clear that he was talking about the United States and Israel.

Iran has recently said they are attempting to launch satellites into orbit around the earth. . The long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into space can also be used for launching weapons, namely, nuclear warheads. (click here for the full story)

Ahmadinejad believes that he is chosen by Allah to set into motion the events that will result in the return of the Hidden Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi, also known as the Twelfth Imam. (click here for detail)

al-Mahdi’s return is the most significant event in the future for the Shi'ites and has tremendous eschatological consequences. According to islamic lore, al-Mahdi’s return will occur shortly before the Final Judgement and the end of history.

al-Mahdi will return as the head of the forces of righteousness and do battle with the forces of evil in the final apocalyptic battle. When evil has been defeated, al-Mahdi will rule the world for several years under a perfect government and bring about a perfect spirituality among the peoples of the world.

Ahmadinejad believes this and is willing to do anything to initiate al-Mahdi return, including starting a nuclear war.

Tomorrow, Barack Hussein Obama

Friday, August 22, 2008

Most Dangerous Men In The World

Vladimir Putin

Russia’s brutal invasion of Georgia two weeks ago further demonstrates the belligerent and militant mindset of former Soviet KGB agent, and presently the man in power in Russia, Vladimir Putin.

Russia claims the invasion was necessary to “stop ethnic cleansing” in South Ossetia, an area that is inside Georgia’s borders. What really happened was that Georgian troops moved into South Ossetia after military attacks by South Ossetian militants.

According to the Chicago Tribune; “South Ossetia has existed as a de facto independent state within Georgian territory since a bloody civil war with Georgia in 1991-92. No country recognizes its statehood, but Russia supports the region economically and has maintained a military presence there.” (click here for the full news story)

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, offered South Ossetia broad autonomy in exchange for allegiance to Georgia, but South Ossetian leaders have insisted on full independence or annexation by Russia.
South Ossetian forces attacked Georgian troops the first week of August. The attacks included an ambush with rocket-propelled grenades on a Georgian armored personnel carrier that killed two soldiers and wounded at least six. On Thursday, August 7, a South Ossetian mortar attack on the village of Avnevi killed at least eight Georgian civilians.
That evening, the Georgian President called for a cease-fire and asked the separatist leaders to resume negotiations for a peaceful settlement. But when South Ossetian troops began shelling Georgian villages after Saakashvili's call for a cease-fire, Georgian leaders decided to move ahead with their own assault.
Georgian Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze said in a televised address; “Separatists opened fire in response to yesterday's peaceful initiative of the president of Georgia. As a result, lives of civilians were under threat."

Putin used the Georgian military response as an excuse to expand its power back into Georgia. Russian troops invaded Georgia on August 8, 2008, hundreds of people have died, and over 100,000 civilians have been displaced.

Putin’s storm troopers are still occupying Georgian territory after agreeing to a cease-fire calling for them to move back to Russia.

It seems that this invasion coupled with Putin’s staunch support of Iran’s quest for nuclear bombs, has turned Russia’s push for power has progressed to hard shoving.

With this latest demonstration of brutal aggression, Putin has poked the eye of the West in general and the United States specifically, and is waiting for our response.

Tomorrow, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad