Wednesday, April 19, 2006

MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD: Don't fall for his mojo

First, it needs to be said: Don't bomb Iran. It could be a trap.

Think about it: Why else—besides sheer insanity—would Iranian President Mahmoud "Mojo" Ahmadinejad be rattling a saber he doesn't yet have, almost as if he's trying to get Israel and the United States to attack? The answer is because maybe he is. Suppose he's already got some nukes—some of the black market devices that have been "missing" from the old Soviet stockpile—plus more of his own coming when the Iranian assembly line is finally up and running. He'd love to lure us into an attack as an excuse to give us a nasty surprise.

"We may go in to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities, only to have Iran respond with nuclear devices against us, in this country and against our troops in Iraq," writes Steve Lumbley at Excellent point. No, Roscoe is not going pacifist. Later in this series (which may end up being longer than a week), we plan to recommend a surgical "decapitation" strike as the only viable option.

Another reason for caution is that our research persuades us that we are not dealing with flesh and blood here, but with the "rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12). Are we suggesting that Mojo is the Antichrist? No. But he is the self-professed advance man for the 12th Imam, a.k.a. the Mahdi (see yesterday’s post, "Mojo and the Antichrist"), and that triggers all kinds of alarm bells.

If you take the time to check it out, translating from Islamic to Christian eschatology, you'll find the Mahdi is our worst nightmare. If he's not the Antichrist, he's either the Beast of Revelation (666) or the Rider on the White Horse: "I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, 'Come!' I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest" (Revelation 6:1-2, NIV).

There's one school of thought identifying the Antichrist and the Rider on the White House as the same individual (as a counterfeit of Christ the Messiah on the white horse pictured later in Revelation). Islamic writings, apparently playing off the Christian prophecies, identify the Mahdi this way. Two contemporary Egyptian writers explain: "It is clear that his man is the Mahdi who will ride the white horse and judge by the Qur'an (with justice) and with whom will be men with marks of prostration on their foreheads." 666?

More on this to come. Meanwhile, we want to welcome the Dry Bones Blog to the Roscoe community. Its creator is Yaakov Kirschen, an Israeli cartoonist whom we greatly appreciate. Check him out here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is definatley beckoning the evil one. "Do not fear all must take place before the coming of the Lord." -Revelations- Chin up, everything is in Gods plan.

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