The frightening truth of why Iran wants a bomb
(Graphic is from the Polemiken weblog).
Amir Taheri has an opinion piece The Daily Telegraph (UK) -- a rather frightening article about a dangerous psychotic . . . one who happens to be in power in Iran. (Amir Taheri is a former Executive Editor of Kayhan, Iran's largest daily newspaper. He now lives in Europe):
Last Monday, just before he announced that Iran had gatecrashed "the nuclear club", President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disappeared for several hours. He was having a khalvat (tête-à-tête) with the Hidden Imam, the 12th and last of the imams of Shiism who went into "grand occultation" in 941
According to Shia lore, the Imam is a messianic figure who, although in hiding, remains the true Sovereign of the World. In every generation, the Imam chooses 36 men, (and, for obvious reasons, no women) naming them the owtad or "nails", whose presence, hammered into mankind's existence, prevents the universe from "falling off".
Although the "nails" are not known to common mortals, it is, at times, possible to identify one thanks to his deeds. It is on that basis that some of Ahmad-inejad's more passionate admirers insist that he is a "nail", a claim he has not discouraged. For example, he has claimed that last September, as he addressed the United Nations' General Assembly in New York, the "Hidden Imam drenched the place in a sweet light".
Last year, it was after another khalvat that Ahmadinejad announced his intention to stand for president. Now, he boasts that the Imam gave him the presidency for a single task: provoking a "clash of civilisations" in which the Muslim world, led by Iran, takes on the "infidel" West . . . (Read the whole article).
1. Background article: Who is Almadinejad?
2. Video re: the psychotic religious views of Almadinejad and his followers (8:43 min. Scroll down with bar on left).(This article is cross-posted on A Deeper Look)