Is Iran Trying To Start World War Three ?
Iran's nuclear pursuits seem geared to provoke Israel and/or the U.S. to attack
more so than to actually build an atomic bomb.
By J. Adams
The Spirit Of Truth Page
UPDATED: February 5th, 2006
"The nations of the world must not permit the Iranian regime to gain nuclear weapons."
- U.S. President George Bush's 2006 State Of The Union Address (source)
"Israel will not be able to accept an Iranian nuclear capability and it must have the capability to defend itself,
with all that that implies, and this we are preparing."
- Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz (source)
"Israel must be wiped off the map."
- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (source)
"If one day, the Islamic world is also equipped with weapons like those that Israel possesses now,
then the imperialists' strategy will reach a standstill because
the use of even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything. . . .
It is not irrational to contemplate such an eventuality."
- Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (source)
"The battle in the Middle East is not against a rogue regime or two.
The battle is against a Russian-led alliance that refrains from publicly announcing its own existence.
The longstanding coordination between Baghdad, Damascus, Teheran and Moscow should be famous.
But who wants to acknowledge the truth? Who dares to understand?" - Jeff Nyquist
Yesterday the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) referred Iran to the United Nations Security Council for being in breach of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty's (NPT) safeguards agreement. Teheran has responded to the referral by ending diplomacy, stopping cooperation with the IAEA and starting "industrial scale" Uranium enrichment that could produce dozens of nuclear warheads per year.
Meanwhile, Israel (and the U.S.) is making preparations to launch a military strike to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities and set the Islamic nation's nuclear pursuits back years. The prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran, led by its new, rabidly anti-semitic President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has denied the Holocaust and called for Israel to be "wiped off the map", is intolerable for the Jewish state. Iran's nuclear program constitutes an "existential threat" for Israel that, if not mitigated by international diplomacy, Jerusalem will stop with military force similar, but far larger in scope, to the 1981 air strike on Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor. Iran's ending diplomacy and start of industrial-scale reprocessing of enriched uranium might be enough to trigger the threatened Israeli attack. Reportedly, in December Prime Minister Sharon ordered Israeli Defense Forces to be prepared to attack Iran by the end of March.
If Israel strikes Iran's nuclear facilities, Teheran has threatened to retaliate by, at the least, launching ballistic missiles at Israel. Presumably these missiles, unlike the SCUDs launched against Israel by Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War, will carry chemical and/or biological warheads. Iranian-backed Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon could likewise launch a barrage of missiles into northern Israel on Iran's behalf. Furthermore, Syria, which has forged a military alliance with Iran, would likely be drawn into the fray of any conflict and could launch SCUD missiles armed with weapons of mass destruction (some leftover from Iraq) against Israel as the fourth full-scale Arab/Israeli War gets underway.
Should such a conflict erupt, it is important that the world understand the true cause. In this regard, one needs to understand that the current international crisis concerning Iran's nuclear pursuits is not what it seems. There's an ulterior motive behind what's happening.
The most important reason the IAEA concluded that Iran was violating the NPT was a set of documents discovered in Teheran that could only be used for the purpose of building an atomic bomb. These documents constitute the proverbial "smoking gun" that led the IAEA to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council. But how did the IAEA get its hands on these sensitive Iranian documents?
Newsweek recently reported the following:
|Then there’s the problem with the papers Iran did cough up. Last fall, after more than two years keeping the IAEA waiting, the Iranians finally produced two cardboard boxes full of papers which they allowed inspectors to examine only in an Iranian government office in Teheran. As the IAEA’s people read through the documents, they came across about 10 pages that looked suspicious, to say the least: general specifications for casting uranium metal in a spherical form that could well make up the core of an atomic bomb. In a curious arrangement, the Iranians videotaped the inspectors while they were looking at the papers, but wouldn’t allow the IAEA to make any photographs or copies. The IAEA wants to get those documents in its hands, and it wants to know what the hell they were doing in the files of Iran’s “peaceful” program to begin with. (Newsweek, "Countdown To A Showdown", Jan. 23, 2006)|
The problem is, why did Iran cough up this set of documents? These "two cardboard boxes full of papers" were provided after a two year wait by the IAEA. One would think that Iranian intelligence would have carefully scrutinized each and every page that was to be handed over. They had two years to do so. Yet, there were 10 pages there about how to shape uranium metal into a spherical form, information that could only be used in building a nuclear bomb. So why were these incredibly incriminating pages handed over? It seems like Teheran intentionally provided information that directly revealed its pursuit of a nuclear bomb.
Another surprising admission by Iran is that it is has tens of thousands of centrifuges that will now be used for "industrial scale" reprocessing that can produce enough highly enriched uranium for dozens of nuclear bombs per year. The U.S. National Intelligence Assessment, a consensus view of U.S. agencies, has been that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon until 2010 at the earliest. However, there's been growing concern about Iran's secret Natanz uranium reprocessing facility. Iranian opposition sources said Teheran built centrifuges for its nuclear plant at Natanz without the knowledge of the IAEA and the European Union (EU). New construction at Natanz reportedly includes underground centrifuge cascade halls for a fuel enrichment plant designed to contain around 50,000 centrifuges. According to Paul Leventhal, president of the Washington-based Nuclear Control Institute, "If the information obtained by the Iranian opposition can be verified, then we have a major crisis on our hands." Indeed, outside specialists believe that, if the reports are correct about Natanz, then Iran is only months or a year away from having its first crude nuclear device.
Any doubts about whether Iran was assembling a massive fuel enrichment capacity were put to rest in late-January when Teheran's IAEA Ambassador, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said that, should his nation be referred to the U.N. Security Council, Iran will start "commercial industrial scale enrichment" using "more than 50,000 centrifuge machines....with the capacity of [producing] 30 tons [of enriched uranium] per year" (of which around a ton would be highly-enriched, bomb-grade material). This point was further buttressed after the IAEA's vote on Saturday when Soltanieh told Newsweek that Iran can produce enriched uranium "by the ton". Of course, why has Iran's IAEA point person made such revealing threats? Up to when Soltanieh made his comments, there was only uncorroborated speculation by Iranian opposition sources that Iran was developing a huge enrichment capacity. By making his threats, Soltanieh exposed Teheran's secret enrichment pursuits. Such a revelation could only exacerbate Western, and more so Israeli, concerns that Iran is close to having a nuclear bomb.
Iran's nuclear program became far more alarming in the past several months because of the election of the nation's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has made numerous bellicose, anti-semitic remarks since taking office. Ahmadinejad's background and religious beliefs are about as disturbing as possible for Israel and the West. According to the BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson, “Ahmadinejad was a founder of the group of young activists who swarmed over the embassy wall and held the diplomats and embassy workers hostage for 444 days”. In other words, he was one of the architects of the Iran hostage crisis from 1979 to 1981. What's worse, the Iranian leader has an apocalyptic outlook and suffers from some sort of messianic complex. He is purportedly a mahdaviat who is expecting the imminent return of Islam's 12th Imam to save the world and wishes to sow the chaos necessary for this to occur (more). In fact, there is reason to suspect Ahmadinejad thinks he is the returning Moslem saviour. Even high-level officials in Iran have told the West that the man is "certifiably insane".
So how is it that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected Iran's president in the first place? Well, the odds are he wasn't. Ahmadinejad was most likely intentionally placed in power by Iran's ruling clerics.
Consider the following. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted with "no doubt" his June election victory, months in advance, at a time when polls gave him barely 1 percent support. After the June 17th, 2005 presidential election in Iran, as the votes were still being tallied, Ahmadinejad, who had hovered at the back of the field of candidates in pre-election opinion surveys, announced hours before the Interior Ministry issued its own results that he would be in the runoff. How is it Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was so certain that he would be elected Iran's new president when all the polls indicated he was not even in the running? An obvious explanation is that the election was rigged and the "certifiably insane" candidate knew the ultimate outcome ahead of time. Indeed, even moderates in Iran who usually don't speak out declared that the election was rigged. Iran's Guardian Council, a panel controlled by hard-line clerics that has the ultimate say over all government actions, was behind the vote counting that resulted in Ahmadinejad's win. As Russian dictator Stalin so aptly put it: “The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.”
But why would Iran's ruling elite want to make such an apparent madman president?
By intentionally giving the presidency to an apocalyptically-minded, anti-semitic extremist who threatened to destroy Israel after taking office and then intentionally letting the IAEA and West know that an atomic bomb is being built, apparently sooner than later, Teheran is provoking Israel and/or the U.S. into preemptively attacking. This, I would dare say, IS the intent. Iran is baiting Israel and America to take military action against its nuclear facilities. If Teheran's intention was to complete building an atomic bomb, then it should have discretely continued clandestine efforts to do so rather than announcing to the world it's capabilities and intentions such that Israel and/or the U.S. militarily eliminate the developing threat. The course that Iran has chosen to follow seems geared to provoke an attack more so than to actually complete development of a nuclear weapon.
The problem with the historical course now unfolding is that there is reason to believe it is scripted by the enemies of freedom not just in Teheran but, more importantly, Moscow. This might seem hard to believe, since Russia now appears to be a friend of the West, but alas this friendship is most likely untrue:
|“War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will come in thirty to forty years. To win, we shall need the element of surprise. The bourgeoisie ... will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we will smash them with our clenched fist. ” - Dimitri Manuilski of the Lenin School for Political Warfare |
When Gorbachev took power in 1985, Moscow did a sudden about face that eventually led to the seeming collapse of Communism, the breakup of the Soviet Union and a "New World Order" in which Russia and America, the two nuclear superpowers, are friends. Unfortunately, this positive turn of world events, which seemed to bring an end to the spectre of global nuclear war, was most likely deceptive:
|“Comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. They are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within the Soviet Union other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep.” - Mikhail Gorbachev in a speech to the Soviet Politburo, November 1987|
The reality is that Russia had long realized that the only way to defeat the West would be to trick America into disarming as much as possible and then launch a surprise nuclear attack. Furthermore, to gain world control after the dust settles, Russia wouldn't want to appear culpable for a global nuclear holocaust. World War Three would need to appear to be the West's fault. Hence, Moscow devised and implemented "The Perestroika Deception", a long-term plan by which the West has been lulled into a false sense of security. Russian Communism came to an end, the Soviet Union collapsed and America, history's greatest proponent of freedom and democracy, emerged as the world's sole hegemon. Misperceiving the Russian military threat, the Western powers have gradually dismantled Cold War military capabilities and the U.S. has subtantially reduced its nuclear arsenal as part of disarmament agreements signed with Moscow. Meanwhile, former Soviet puppet states, through military aggression and terrorism, have become thorns in the side of the free world drawing the U.S. and its allies into military action against nations like Serbia, Afghanistan and Iraq. American military assertiveness, in turn, has been characterized to the world as Western imperialism by our former enemy-of-old and modern leftists.
The focus of the provocations has increasingly centered on the Middle East where the long-standing Arab-Israeli conflict has been simmering and ready to explode into a superpower conflict since the state of Israel was established in 1948. Indeed, it could be that the nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and Russia during the last full-scale Arab-Israeli war in 1973, the Yom Kippur War, gave Moscow the historical precedent upon which they modeled a future scenario for triggering a global nuclear war that will end in their favor. What's more, Israel's 1981 air strike on Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor, which received international condemnation, may have given Moscow an idea for the most effective way to provoke the next Arab-Israeli War in a manner that appears to be "The Jews" fault.
Hence, over the past several years, Russia has been helping Iran develop nuclear and ballistic missile technology that poses an existential threat to Israel. This includes the construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant that is the primary focus of current international concern. What's more, Russia produced and launched an Iranian spy satellite that can be used to detect an Israeli preemptive military strike against Iran and will soon arm Teheran with effective defensive weaponry such that Israel is under pressure to act sooner than later. [More specifically, in December Russia agreed to sell Iran $1 billion in arms, including $700 million worth of advanced surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), the TOR-M1. The TOR-M1 would pose a deadly threat to aircraft involved in any strike against Iran's nuclear-related targets. The imminent delivery of this weapon system is pushing Israel to act sooner than later.]
Strangely, in helping Iran develop nuclear and ballistic missile weaponry, Russia is seemingly acting against its own national interests. Iran, an extremist Islamic state, has long been known as a sponsor of international terrorism. Russia, stemming from its war in Chechnya, has purportedly been a repeat victim of Islamic terrorists (although some question the true source of terrorism against Russia). Hence, it seems to make little sense that Russia is helping to provide the world's ultimate Islamic extremist state with the means by which to build and launch nuclear bombs as far as Moscow. Yet, this is how history is unfolding. Could it be that Russia doesn't feel threatened by the Islamic radicals in Teheran? If not, why? Could it be because Iran is a Russian surrogate?
|(Ayatollah) Khomeini's revolutionary movement was known as "Islamic Marxism," a movement begun from within the Russian Bolshevik Party in 1916. During the 1970s, the Soviet Union mobilized its resources to organize a revolution in Iran, with Khomeini as its official leader. Khomeini's brother was serving time in prison as a member of the Tudeh Party—the Communist Party of Iran; Khomeini's intimate advisor, Sadegh Ghothzadeh, was an affiliate of the French and Italian Communist Parties. Soon the Soviets were broadcasting pro-Khomeini propaganda into Iran, while they began publishing a well-funded revolutionary magazine entitled Navid, meaning "Good News." KGB agents working among the 4,000 Soviet personnel in Iran coordinated the protests and riots, and the Tudeh Party, acting on Soviet orders, openly backed the "Islamic" revolution and created a broad coalition of the Left to support Khomeini. |
Moscow also mobilized the PLO to back Khomeini. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, led by self-proclaimed Marxist Leninist George Habash, supplied training and weapons to the Feda'iyin-e Khalq, the Iranian Islamic-Marxist terrorist group that began the revolution to overthrow the Shah. Meanwhile, Yasser Arafat's Fatah organization trained and armed the Mujahedin-e Khalq, another main pillar of Khomeini's revolution, and it trained future members of the Revolutionary Guards of Iran, including the Minister of the Guards later appointed by Khomeini.
Once Khomeini seized power in Iran, Arafat brought a large delegation of PLO officials into the country, where "he was formally given the Israeli consulate building and, raising the Palestinian flag over it, opened the first PLO office, also appointing a PLO 'ambassador' to Iran." The Soviet Union and Communist China have since continued to arm Iran with weapons.
Khomeini immediately created Hezballah as an international terrorist wing of the PLO-trained Revolutionary Guards. Inside Iran, Hezbellah worked closely with Iranian Communist organizations in consolidating the regime's power. The terrorist training camps in Iran have been supervised by Mostafa Chamran Savehi, a follower of Trotskyite Communism who, as a student in Berkeley, California during the 1960s, founded such Islamic-Marxist groups as Red Shi'ism and the Muslim Students' Association of America. The instructors at the Iranian terrorist camps have been Communist experts from North Korea and Syria, as well as Iranians trained by the PLO and the Communist government of Iraq. (source)
If Iran is acting on behalf of Moscow in creating an existential threat against Israel, then an incredible international deception is underway. But what would be the purpose? A possible explanation is that Iran is intentionally provoking a war with the Jewish state in order to set the stage for Russia's involvement. Moscow has a military cooperation agreement with Teheran and is a long-time ally of Syria, which has a mutual defense pact with Iran. Russian involvement in a new Arab/Israeli war, in turn, will lead to a confrontation with the U.S. since America backs Israel and now has significant forces in the region due to the War On Terror. Thus, there is the potential for a nuclear exchange, something that will come as quite a surprise, resulting in the destruction of Israel and the U.S. and bringing an end to Western world dominance. The way in which this is being done is geared to make the U.S. and Israel appear responsible for triggering the nuclear war that will result in their own demise. Thus, Russia can militarily conquer the world and not appear culpable for the associated nuclear holocaust.
On a final note, fifteen years ago I had what I believe may have been some sort of prophetic vision, a premonition that I fear could soon prove true. In early February of 1991, during the Gulf War, I saw a special report of a chemical missile attack on Israel that did not exist. (Israel went off alert the following day because there had been no Iraqi SCUD missile attacks for some time). About a week after seeing this, a friend and I heard an air-raid siren and nuclear explosion upon reading aloud the 8th chapter from the Bible's Book of Revelation - the Seventh Seal prophecy that I've long believed depicts a future global nuclear war.
As I have tried to share with others my apocalyptic vision of the future, I've been told that I suffered a hallucination. What's more, in explaining to others how my vision might prove true, I've been told that I'm suffering from paranoia. But could it be that I'm not really insane? Rather, might it be man as a species that is suffering from madness such that the world will eventually experience what I've foreseen?
Hopefully not, but time will tell...