The Mullahs’ Apocalypse Now

Frank Crimi is a San Diego-based writer and author of the book Raining Frogs and Heart Attacks. You can read more of Frank's work at his blog,www.politicallyunbalanced.com.


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However, Abbasi’s offer came with a small, but significant caveat. Regardless of what the UN decided, the Iranians still have no intention of stopping production of their enriched-uranium program, a program they have steadfastly maintained is strictly for energy and medical purposes.

It should be noted that Abbasi was also the man who had earlier stated that move of its nuclear enrichment program to an underground facility made Iran able to produce nuclear fuel in much greater amounts than it needs for producing medical isotopes. It was an admission some intelligence officials believe indicates Iran plans to use the extra nuclear fuel to build weapons or to train Iranian scientists to produce bomb-grade fuel.

Not surprisingly, Abbasi’s offer was viewed quite favorably by other Iranian officials. Iranian security analyst Mojtaba Bigdeli felt the offer was so generous that it provided the West a “golden opportunity provided by Iran’s goodwill.”

For his part, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad was also doing his best to bolster Iran’s goodwill image. In an interview with Russian radio, Ahmadinejad went to great lengths to reassure the world that Islam precludes Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons.

In the interview Ahmadinejad said that Iran’s religious beliefs mandated that the Islamist state could not embark on developing nuclear weapons, so any fears to the contrary were simply grounded in religious ignorance. According to Ahmadinejad, Iran had no desire to pursue or possess nuclear arms because “These weapons are directed against people. We oppose them because of our religious beliefs…our religion says that they are prohibited.”

Rather, Ahmadinejad claimed the pursuit of nuclear arms to be just an antiquated and useless 20th century concept, one which required a nation to devote too many precious resources that could otherwise be used for much better and more humanitarian purposes. As he stated, “The new century is an era of knowledge and thought, an era of people, culture and logic.”

As if to show Iran’s commitment to a new Age of Enlightenment, Ahmadinejad’s comments were followed days later by Iran’s Deputy Ambassador to the UN, Eshaq Ale-Habib, calling for a complete world-wide ban of nuclear weapons. Habib claimed that nuclear disarmament was such a pressing issue that Iran felt compelled to make it a top priority of the international community.

Yet, the high road pronouncements emanating from Ahmadinejad and Habib notwithstanding, a more indicative answer to Iran’s real aims probably came in comments made by AEOI director Fereydoun Abbasi shortly after the release of the IAEA report.

In response to questions concerning Iranian policy on future nuclear program negotiations, Abbasi said that the extent of Iran’s nuclear progress had changed the preconditions for Iranian talks with the IAEA and other countries. As such, Abase concluded, “Technically speaking, we should push ahead with our plans.”

Unfortunately for the world, those Iranian plans draw nearer to completion by the day.

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  • Gamem

    Iran already has the bomb. See http://live.radioamerica.org/loudwater/player.pl?…

  • elihew

    Well, big surprise here. The world has been standing by watching them now for only about five or six years. Damn, people are stupid!

  • Dispozadaburka

    "A hadith (tradition) sacred to Shiite Islam from the 17th century contains a prophecy from Ali ibn Abi- Talib, which predicts that just before the return of the Mahdi (end-times redeemer of Islam), a "tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West." This leader will command "the strongest army on earth" and will bear "a clear sign" from the third imam, HUSSEIN. The prophesy concludes that: "Shiites should have no doubt that HE IS WTH US." Does this Islamic prophesy identify Obama s the "promised warrior" who comes to help the savior of Shiite Muslims conquer the world?" Amir Taheri asked this very question for Forbes Magazine in October 2008, pointing out how "Obama's first and second names – Barack Hussein – mean the 'blessing of Hussein' in Arabic and Persian" while his "family name, Obama, written in the Persian alphabet, read O Ba Ma, which means 'he is with us.' the magic formula in Majlisi's tradition. Appollyon Rising 2012 Thomas Horn

    • intrcptr2

      Ouch.

      Well, presuming that Muhammad's original revelations were demonic, such a "prophecy" would certainly fit the whole scheme.
      At the same time, accepting Paul's admonition to avoid ANY Gospel that conflicted with his, sets the two systems at mortal variance against one another. And since Muslims outside America tend to think of us as definitively Christian, they are religiously and cuturally constrained to seek our doom.

      Whether Obama himself is consciously part of this or not may not actually be germaine.

  • http://msmignoresit.blogspot.com msmii

    The Middle East is ruled by iron fisted dictators that visit their sadistic pleasures against their citizens, routinely and violently attack neighbors based on issues as seemingly trivial as what form of religion they practice, and smile too sweetly at the US with their hands extended either for a questionable handshake or for money.
    http://msmignoresit.blogspot.com/2011/09/discours

  • Fred Dawes

    The third world war is coming and it will start in Iran.

    • intrcptr2

      Not IN Iran, but perhaps BY Iran, yes.

      As much as the Arabs dislike the Persians, they both have certain issues with the Jews' claim on the Holy Land.

  • Dispozadaburka

    I didn't know that Ringo Starr had a twin brother!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Only delusional leftists like GWB could have been stupid enough to tie up American troops by deploying them in pursuit of two fantasy based and incredibly counterproductive nation-building missions in Afghanistan and Iraq that were based off of political correct myths about the nature of Islam and that were doomed to inevitably fail even before they were implemented, while at the same time Iran was not only killing American troops with impunity but was also continuing to arm itself while also continuing to pursue nuclear weapons with impunity also. Indeed, this is what happens when the Republican Party becomes hijacked and co-opted by leftwing neo-cons and RINOs. It is also the reason I'm no longer a Republican as well.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      I often wonder what to do as every politician has ulterior motives and are
      not people of their word unless their words are totally stupid and bordering
      on insane. If we can not elect honest people, people who's words mean
      what they say, our troops will continue to die walking in circles around
      the national dumps of the World trash heaps ie; Iraq, Afghanistan et al………

      Iran may drag America into a nuclear conflict and with our government we
      may have to jail the Congress to prevail……………………….William

  • Asher

    The Third Jihad is coming due to the ignorance of the people who continue to vote for the Left and who have enabled Dictatorial-Islamist Regimes.

  • MSMII

    The cost of oil is currently around $85.92 per barrel, $1.56 per gallon. The rule of thumb has it that we should be paying about $2.56 per gallon at the pump. Why are we paying as if the cost per barrel were $143 not the $85.92 it is today?

    With the current price of $85.92 per barrel, the actual cost of the oil is $58.42. The cost of refining that is $11.17. The taxes, give to Caesar what is Caesars’, comes out to be $10.31. The marketing and distribution portion of this comes to $6.01 per barrel.

    The FTC feels that Price Gouging is afoot, and so do I. http://msmignoresit.blogspot.com/2011/09/price-of