posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 01:21 AM
That new fellow heading Iran is part of a Shia sect that expects the return of the 12th Imam. (The Mahdi) This guy disappeared 1000 years ago and his
expected return would be preceded by a world turned to chaos. The Iranian president does not seem to mind creating conditions that would optimize the
return. He has diverted government funds to a shrine promoting the sect.
They still need to build more WMDs, but his aim is to create unrest. We went after the wrong guy in the mid-east. We should have waited a bit longer
for this guy to come into prominence.
It sounds like the Muslim equivalent of the second coming except they place their Imam in a higher position. In turn, the Christian belief is that
there would be someone born of the Ten nations of Rome who would assist the anti-christ. So what is happening seems to be a face off between two
factions who zealously interpret their futures in the context of a mission to rescue the world from an evil. The face-off could be avoided except for
the fact that the western world depends on mid-east oil, the Jews want to do damage to Iran before they get the capability to do likewise, and we have
armed forces already in at least 4 Muslim countries. Unless we leave (unlikely while the oil dependency exists), or Israel is accepted as a nation
(unlikely ) , our continued presence over there galvanizes the radicals and gives them a larger following. I am guessing we have no more than 5
years before something happens. It doesn't matter if one is religious or not. What matters is that enough people believe that prophecy is soon to
be fulfilled that they will assist in making it possible (from both sides). I had always thught it was our antagonism that would do it for our own
high-minded reasons...but I did not appreciate that the Islamic world has a fundamentalist sect that is counterposed to create conditions for an
Armageddon as well. So each side faces off with a sense of mission, and recognizes the terrible extent of some final battle that becomes necessary as
a pretext for something better afterwards.
Now if we knew with some certainty that it was possible for time travel to occur, these events could all be a pre-condition to humble the progress of
humankind, and to prepare them for the resultant rule to come. If a future intelligence could have seen the foibles of man or even human "progress"
, and wanted to create a permanent humbling change or control, would one have planted seeds to create a battle between good and evil, and then step in
to act as mediator? It seems odd that this event would come as we are about to uncover the secrets of our DNA, to become a space-faring people, and to
wander into areas that might be deemed intrusive or too progressive for our own good. Seriously, any thoughts on the matter?
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