Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I have singled out two News Stories from Prophecy Update. The stories both relate to Iran. Interestingly some democrats are starting to get the picture about Iran. I think I only read Obama tow the Democratic Party appeasement line calling clarity of evidence that Iran has infiltrated the Iraqi government to bring it down.
The first bit of News is entitled U.S. unveils evidence Iran fueling Iraq war. The second is entitled Prophecies of doom. Iran is arming and its intent is obvious. The intent is to obolish Israel.
U.S. unveils evidence Iran fueling Iraq war - http://www.worldnetdaily.com/
Via Prophecy Update
January 30, 2007
Expert who exposed nuke program says Tehran agents hold top posts in Baghdad.
Agents on Tehran's payroll involved in death squads hold prominent positions in the U.S.-backed Iraqi government and National Assembly, according to an expert on Iran who broke the news about the country's nuclear weapons program.
Alireza Jafarzadeh, author of the new book "The Iran threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis," said the efforts by Iran to place its agents in the Iraqi government form a part of Tehran's larger plan to export its revolution.
The U.S. is having such a difficult time winning the war, he said, because Iran is fueling the Iraqis with bombs and weapons that are killing American soldiers.
Tomorrow, Jafarzadeh noted, the U.S. ambassador to Baghdad, Zalmay Khalilzad, will hold a news conference to present a dossier of Iran's efforts to fuel sectarian violence in Iraq.
The administration's effort to prove its assertion Iran is helping fuel the violence in Iraq comes as Democratic senators at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today warned against a drift toward war with Tehran.
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a candidate for president in 2008, said senators will demand "clarity and transparency in terms of U.S. policy so that we don't repeat some of the mistakes that have been made in the past."
"What I think many of us are concerned about is that we stumble into active hostilities with Iran without having aggressively pursued diplomatic approaches, without the American people understanding exactly what's taking place," Obama told John Negroponte, picked to become Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's deputy.
Jafarzadeh said Iran is determined to succeed on three fronts.
"First and foremost, on the Iraqi front, where Iran is aggressively escalating its influence and presence in Iraq. Secondly, the nuclear front; nothing will deter them on this point. Finally, Iran wants to step up terrorism in the region." Jafarzadeh said Iran is a "country to be reckoned with," and the U.S. "will never win the battle with the military or negotiations."
In August 2002, with access to dissident groups inside Iran, Jafarzadeh was the first to break the news of Iran's nuclear programs and its secret nuclear facilities in Natanz and Arak.
Jafarzadeh describes Iran as a five-headed dragon, with each head as a deadly force: Interference in Iraq, nuclear weapons program, terrorism, opposition to peace in the Middle East and suppression of its domestic population.
"The only way to slay this dragon is to rely on the Achilles heel of the regime – the highly-motivated, dissatisfied population of young people in Iran, led by an organized opposition."
Jafarzadeh noted that Thursday marks the beginning of the "10-day Dawn" that led to the Feb.11, 1979, Islamic revolution. The regime plans high-profile activities in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will begin "making a lot of noise," which will culminate in dismissing the U.N. Security Council Resolution asking Iran to halt its enrichment programs.
Jafarzadeh says the regime is convinced the U.S. is in a weak political position that Tehran can use to its advantage. U.S. military might is not working in the Middle East, specifically in Iraq, he says.
"The way to deal with Iran is not with war, bombs or negotiations; that doesn't work," Jafarzadeh asserted. "A major change in politics and a new approach is what is necessary. The international community must support the young people of Iran, the majority of whom want a free and democratic nation. That is what will frighten the Iranian president."
The U.S., he says, must have a long-term plan to stop the Iran's aggressiveness before it gets the nuclear bomb and "turns Iraq into a sister Islamic republic."
Prophecies of doom - By Suzanne Fields - http://www.washtimes.com/
Via Prophecy Update
January 31, 2007
If we could bind together all the rhetoric over the Middle East it would fit neatly into the Old Testament's Book of Jeremiah. Beware, beware, beware.
Americans are only beginning to appreciate the issues there, and what they mean to us. We've been asleep, occasionally stirring only long enough to hit the snooze button. Before September 11 few of us had heard the words al Qaeda, jihad, wahabi, intifada. We've had to learn them, like it or not, and parse their ominous overtones and threatening syllables of doom.
If our prophets once wandered in a wilderness of irrelevance, now they're roaring through a desert without directions or even a road map. (The "road map to peace," as we've learned, is but a chimera.) Arabic has replaced Russian as the language to learn in self-defense. A survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project finds that the United States is disliked most by Muslim countries. That's no surprise, and the feeling is mutual, but we've lately realized that Islamist attitudes can be easily turned into action.
Newt Gingrich, the new Jeremiah, warns that Israel faces nuclear holocaust and the danger doesn't stop at the shores of the Dead Sea. The United States "could lose two or three cities to nuclear weapons, or more than a million in biological weapons," he says. The West has put itself at risk: "We don't have the right language, goals, structure, or operating speed to defeat our enemies." The former speaker of the House, who may be a candidate for president, has never minced words. But rarely has he been so outspoken about how our liberties are threatened: "Our enemies are fully as determined as Nazi Germany, and more determined than the Soviets... freedom as we know it will disappear, and we will become a much grimmer, much more militarized, dictatorial society."
The former speaker joined several other big names to speak by video to the Herzliya security conference outside Tel Aviv -- a Mecca, you might say, for foreign policy experts and politicians eager to talk about the new threat to the West. Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts who also yearns to be president, echoes the Gingrich analysis. He calls Islamic jihad "the nightmare of the century" and warns against comparisons to the Cold War: "For all of the Soviets' deep flaws, they were never suicidal. Soviet commitment to national survival was never in question. That assumption cannot be made to an irrational regime that celebrates martyrdom." He's talking about Iran.
Sen. John McCain prescribes strengthening Israel's ties to NATO. "American support for Israel should intensify," he says. "The enemies are too numerous, the margin of error too small, and shared values too great."
John Edwards of North Carolina, a seeker of the Democratic nomination, urges tougher sanctions against Iran coupled with the threat of military force, but undercuts his tough message with the naive suggestion that more blather is the best medicine. This reprises Hillary Clinton's scolding of President Bush for his reluctance to "talk to bad people." The president talks to bad people all the time, but there are limits in what any president can say to them. "You know one of the first rules of warfare is know your enemy," says Hillary, as if affecting her best West Point expertise, "and we're flying blind because we won't sit down and try to figure out what these people really want, who's calling the shots, how we can better deter them."
If Sen. Clinton has been paying attention, she already knows what "these people" really want. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, has been clear enough. He jeers that the annihilation of Israel is at hand, and throws in the United States and Britain for wicked measure.
Bernard Lewis, a keen analyst of the Middle East and Islamic radicalism, told the Israeli conference that the danger from Iran is real, and particularly lethal because the Shi'ites believe an apocalypse is near. Given the Iranian leadership, "mutual assured destruction is not a deterrent but an inducement." Apocalypse now, on a worldwide scale edges toward probable.
President Bush made this clear in his State of the Union address, observing that Shi'ite and Sunni radicals seek to kill Americans, kill democracy in the Middle East and develop weapons to subdue everyone else. "Our enemies are quite explicit about their intentions," he said. "They want to overthrow moderate governments and establish safe havens from which to plan and carry out new attacks on our country."
The president, like many of those who yearn to succeed him, is like Jeremiah, an unpopular prophet. But Jeremiah, as ancient Israel learned, knew what he was talking about. There's a lesson here.
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