Mon 29 Jun 2009
Erich Follath Spiegel online 22 June 2009 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 59, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 52, are twins in spirit: Both men are convinced of the absolute validity of their beliefs, both are obsessed by what they see as their higher calling, and both are convinced that theirs is a Messianic mission — a mission to “honor” a religion or “save” a people.
Illuminate Netanyahu likes to show kabbalist/frreemason hand signs. This sign means Mark Master Freemason – and here. Below he shows the sign of the Divine King, the sign of the Antichrist. Netanyahu is a member of Rockefeller´s Council on Foreign Relations – just as his predecessor, Ehud Olmert.
There is every indication that the coming nuclear negotiations between Washington and Tehran — if, indeed, they begin in the next few months with Ahmadinejad still Iranian president — will end in a stalemate by the end of the year. If that happens, US President Barack Obama will push for tougher sanctions against Tehran in early 2010, with the reluctant support of the Russians and Chinese. The leadership in Tehran will interpret this as an aggressive act and will likely speed up its uranium enrichment, meaning that Iran will only be a few months away from having the capability to build a nuclear bomb. At some point next spring, things could have proceeded so far that the Israelis could decide, even without Washington’s approval, to launch attacks against Iranian nuclear facilities. The entire Middle East would see thousands of casualties, and the consequences for the global economy would be devastating.
Ahmedinejad showing double sign of Satan. Does he and Netanyahu serve the same master? (see Albert Pike´s letter to Mazzini - known since about 1949).
It is important to examine the deeply religious ideas that shape both Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu and practically destine them to clash with each other: the theology of the Islamic Haqqani school and the Jewish concept of Amalek. And to understand why Tehran and Jerusalem, with Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu at their respective helms, have embarked on such an alarming and potentially devastating course, it helps — as this author has done — to have personally met the people involved and to have studied their milieu during numerous trips to Iran and Israel over the past three-and-a-half decades.
Mesbah Yazdi is Ahmedinejad´s mentor. The so-called Mahdists around Mesbah Yazdi and Ahmadinejad believe that their Twelfth Imam disappeared from the face of the earth in the 9th century because Allah the Almighty hid him to put mankind to a test. They also believe that this Twelfth Imam, or Mahdi, will return to the earth, as will Jesus, who all Muslims see as an important predecessor to Muhammad. The Mahdi, in their view, will create a paradise on earth for believers and condemn blasphemers to eternal damnation. But he will only return when the world has undergone a catharsis, a whirling, gigantic, cleansing upheaval.
Could it take the form of a war between Muslims and heretics, perhaps? Possibly a nuclear war? And do some of the apocalyptically minded within the Haqqani school want to provoke this cataclysmic event to bring about the return of the Mahdi as soon as possible? After the anti-zionist Holocaust conference 3 years ago , the Iranian president repeatedly called for the extermination of the Zionist regime. Ahmadinejad comes across as a demagogue, an obstinate warrior striking out against the Western world and its supposed moral afflictions, such as “campaigning for the votes of homosexuals.” He declares discussions over the nuclear issue to be “concluded,” even though international talks, at least those involving the United States, have yet to begin.
In a face-to-face conversation, Ahmadinejad can be polite, even charming, and he is adept at soberly presenting his case that the West is seeking to control Iran. But he also has a different, mystical side. He considers himself chosen. In a meeting with Iranian members of parliament, Ahmadinejad claimed that he was surrounded by a light when he addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and that the light silenced the leaders of other countries in the audience during his speech. This special spiritual bond with the Mahdi that the president claims for himself by making such assertions also makes him suspect to leading clerics in Qom. The Haqqani school was not held in particularly high esteem by Khomeini, the revolutionary leader and founder of the Iranian theocracy, and he is even said to have considered banning the organization. The radical followers of the Haqqani movement are also said to be viewed with suspicion by Khamenei, Khomeini’s successor. According to associates of Ahmadinejad, he continues to meet with his mentor every week for an ideological tête-à-tête. Mesbah Yazdi, whose nickname is “Professor Crocodile,” promptly snapped back at all dissidents. He wants to purify the country of all reformist movements, and he is known to have characterized supporters of the reformist camp as “a pile of booze-drinking rags.”
In times of existential threat, Shiite (as well as Sunni) Islam expressly permits “taqiyya,“ a doctrine which allows deception or lying for the greater good of the community – (as well as of the inividual Muslim any time – Koransura 9:1, 4. Conf. Acad. Islam. Res., Cairo, 1970). Now Muslim scholars try to play down Ahmedinejads threats to wipe israel off the map.
They call him “Bibi.” Whenever this Bibi, Benjamin Netanyahu, has mentioned Tehran and its political leadership in recent months, he has repeated his mantra that the Iranian nuclear program is the greatest threat Israel has confronted “since its creation in 1948.” The liberal and consistently well-informed Israeli daily Haaretz wrote: “Politicians in touch with Netanyahu say he has already made up his mind to destroy Iran’s nuclear installations” — apparently without Washington’s approval. Bibi, who was part of a mission to rescue hostages on board a hijacked Sabena jet, received the country’s second-highest decoration for bravery. Bibi went to the United States, where he attended prestigious universities.
Benjamin made it his mission to fill the outsized footsteps of his brother Yonatan (fell in the Entebbe liberation), and to fight anti-Jewish terror at least as enthusiastically and thoroughly. The family patriarch provided his sons with the necessary ideological tools.
Benjamin spoke contemptuously about “Palestinian delusions” and said that they would “be in for a surprise when I come to power (1993).” “That son-of-a-bitch doesn’t want a deal,” former US President Bill Clinton once said heatedly, in the presence of several witnesses, in response to yet another example of Netanyahu’s obstructionist policies. In an interview, former White House spokesman Joe Lockhart called the Israeli prime minister “one of the most obnoxious individuals you’re going to come into — just a liar and a cheat.”
Netanyahu is almost certain to remain unbending on the question of Iranian nuclear bombs, steering Israel toward an attack. Why does he believe that a red line has been crossed? And why does he seem to yearn for his adversary Ahmadinejad to remain in office, as even the respected German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported with astonishment, citing Israeli sources?
When American author and Israel expert Jeffrey Goldberg recently asked a Netanyahu confidant to explain this fixation, he simply replied: “Think Amalek.” This is the Jewish concept that forms a potentially disastrous parallel to the Islamic Haqqani school — a pair of mirror-image concepts that could spell war. In a biblical context, Amalek was a descendant of Esau who, with his tribal warriors from Canaan, launched a treacherous and unprovoked attack on the Hebrews as they were traveling to the Holy Land, Eretz Israel. In a broader sense, the term Amalek refers to the existential threat to Judaism at all times, under all circumstances and by all enemies. The Torah, Devarim 25, Fifth Book of Moses, reads: “Remember what Amalek did to you on your journey, after you left Egypt–how, undeterred by fear of God, he surprised you on the march, when you were famished and weary, and cut down all the stragglers in your rear.”
No Jewish generation is permitted to forget the conflict with Amalek, because Amalek embodies the intrinsically evil and destructive. Fighting Amalek is the duty of every devout Jew, a “mitzvah aseh” or commandment of action. According to some interpretations of ancient scripture, this mitzvah is more far-reaching, namely a commandment to eliminate the original enemies of the Jews.
Rabbis like Bibi Netanyahu’s grandfather taught, and continue to teach today, that Jews are forced to combat the Amalekites, who are constantly, as Goldberg puts it, “reappearing in new forms”: the soldiers of Nebuchadnezzar and of the Spanish Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada, Adolf Hitler’s thugs, and now the Iranian hardliners ,who are vowing to destroy Israel, together with their president, Ahmadinejad. Those who, like Netanyahu, see Iran’s nuclear program as Amalek’s arsenal of weapons, are not just entitled, but are in fact obligated, to take preventive measures to destroy it. According to Jewish apocalyptic constructs, a Jewish state would cease to exist after a possible Iranian nuclear first strike. In other words, it is better to attack first in the case of doubt.
The notion that Iran, if it were to use nuclear weapons, would be acting suicidally and would see its government and hundreds of thousands of innocent people wiped out in the inevitable counter-attack is irrelevant. In fact, say the anti-Amalekites, Ahmadinejad literally yearns for such an inferno, because it would pave the way for the return of the Mahdi in the resulting end-time scenario. The Israelis reject as naïve the idea that Ahmadinejad is “merely” a populist and, with his nuclear program, could “only” be pursuing tactical goals like the regional strengthening of Iran to bring it to the same level as Israel, a nuclear power.
But the signs are currently pointing to stormy weather ahead: to Haqqani versus Anti-Amalek, and to a showdown between the unlike twins.
Foreign Affairs 10 June 2009: If anything is to be done to thwart the nuclear ambitions of the regime in Tehran, Jerusalem will have to do so unilaterally — and bear the consequences. For now, Washington wants Israel to sit on its hands, and Israel has apparently agreed to do so. It is clear to all in Jerusalem that if Israel were to launch an unauthorized attack while the possibility of dialogue is still alive, the Obama administration might retaliate punitively, both diplomatically and economically.
Others, however, especially in Netanyahu’s inner circle, believe that the statements made by members of the U.S. administration, including Obama himself, provide the wink and the nod that Israel needs in order to take action farther down the road. This, at least, is the impression that many in Jerusalem were left with after Netanyahu’s visit to Washington last May, when neither Obama nor Secretary of Defense Robert Gates contradicted Netanyahu’s assertion that Israel has a right to defend itself from an Iranian nuclear threat.
CIA Director Leon Panetta went on a trip to Israel just before Netanyahu’s arrival in Washington — but, according to Israeli sources, he only referred to the next seven months. Israeli officials close to Netanyahu see only two conditions for future unilateral military action by Israel: that Jerusalem provide prior notification, and that it not ask Washington for an explicit nihil obstat.
Netanyahu himself still appears to be undecided. He has repeatedly stated over the years that Israel cannot countenance a nuclear Iran. In an interview I conducted with him in late 2007, he said: “We need to prepare for a situation in which we have failed and Iran has succeeded in acquiring a bomb. Against lunatics, deterrence must be absolute, total. The lunatics must understand that if they raise their hand against us, we will hit them in a way that will eviscerate any desire to harm us.”
Some political analysts believe that this sort of language reflects Netanyahu’s profound personal convictions and his sense of duty as a national leader.
Netanyahu knows that a successful Iranian nuclear test could destroy his political future. Moreover, the immediate political environment in which Netanyahu operates is conducive to authorizing a preemptive strike. His senior coalition partner, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, has made threats against Iran on numerous occasions. And the current leaders of the Mossad and the Shin Bet believe in solving problems by force.
As Iran approaches nuclear weapons capability — sometime in 2010, according to current Mossad estimates — an increasing number of people in Netanyahu’s circle will adopt the view that Israel needs to take action and that the United States will be understanding of Israel’s needs. And if the Obama administration is not so understanding? Israel may decide that the existential danger posed by a potential second Holocaust warrants risking even a serious rift with the United States. Ultimately, the fear of a nuclear-armed state whose leader talks openly of destroying Israel may outweigh the views of the country’s intelligence experts. (On middle level the intelligence service does not fear a nuclear Iran).
Comment: What about the current “Iranian revolution”? Unless it escalates into a real social rebellion it seem to be over by now – in spite of CIA and JSOC´s and George Soros´efforts - and the ayatollahs now demand executions of the protesters. However, Iran is now a divided country.
If Israel should launch an attack on Iran now it might unite the Iranians – or in fact kindle a deeper revolution, as wanted by the New World order people like John Bolton, Henry Kissinger and the leaders of the EU Parliament.
Anyway, it seems that Israel has given the US 7 months to negotiate – which will lead to nothing or propbably never start. In the latter case Israel might strike already this year – for an unconverted Muslim/illuminatus US President, Obama, will hardly initiate an attack on Muslim Iran.
Nevertheless, the showdown between Anti-Amalekites and Haqqanites is as certain to come soon as Amen in Judaism and Islam – unless the Islamic Republic dissolves by then.
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