Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - February 6, 2006 - Iran says will teach attackers a lesson
Posted on 02/06/2006 12:03:45 PM PST by freedom44
Top News Story
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will teach any attackers a "lesson that will last throughout history", a senior commander said on Sunday, reinforcing Tehran's defiant stance after being reported to the U.N. Security Council.
"We are not seeking a military confrontation, but if that happens we will give the enemy a lesson that will be remembered throughout history," Abdolrahim Moussavi, head of the joint chiefs of staff, was quoted as saying by the ISNA students news agency.
"This nation has proved its will many times to its enemies. Why do they want to test this great nation once again?" he said, addressing a meeting of troops.
Iran was reported to the U.N. Security Council on Saturday after failing to allay suspicions that it is seeking nuclear weapons. Iran denies the charge.
The United States and Israel have said they prefer diplomacy as a means to solve the dispute over Iran's atomic programme but have declined to rule out military options. Iran is armed with an unknown number of Shahab-3 ballistic missiles that could reach Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf.
A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran:
Iran tells nuke agency to remove its cameras
I guess we're in for another "Mother of all Battles" that will "Unleash the Gates of Hell".
It's time to clean out this festering boil on humanity.
Yep, it will be the Grandmother of all wars....
And then Hugo Chavez said what?
You beat me to it.
The president of Iran, radioactive. Man, that's gotta hurt.
The problem is not really linked to Israel or any western nation directly, on the contraary, in a speech on November 16th, Iranian President Ahmadinejad spoke of his belief in the return of the Twelfth Imam.
One of the differences between the Sunni and Shiite Islam sects is that the latter, who dominate Iran and form the majority in Iraq, believe that Allah shielded or hid Muhammad al-Mahdi as the Twelfth Imam until the end of time.
Shiites expect the Twelfth Imam, which Jews and Christians would recognize as a messianic figure, to return to save the world when it had descended into chaos. Shiite orthodoxy has it that humans are powerless to encourage the Twelfth Imam to return.
However, in Iran a group called the Hojjatieh believe that humans can stir up chaos to encourage him to return. It seems that the esteemed President of Iran is a firm believer in the Hojjatieh. The Ayatollah Khomeini banned the group in the early 1980s because they rejected one of the primary commitments of the Iranian revolution: the concept of Vilayat-i Faqih (Guardianship of the Jurist). In other words, they opposed the notion of an Islamic republic because it would hinder the Twelfth Imams return on account of it being too just and peaceful.
Today, in addition to Ahmadinejad himself being a member, the group has connections to the holy city of Qom's ultraconservative cleric Mesbah Yazdi whom Iranians frequently refer to as the "crazed one" and the "crocodile." Four of the twenty-one new cabinet ministers are purportedly Hojjatieh members. Some reports state that cabinet ministers must sign a formal pledge of support for the Twelfth Imam.
THIS, more than anything else is the root cause of the current hijinx in Iran. As I stated before, it will get a lot more interesting as the Iranians push for worldwide chaos to invoke the return of the 12th Imam. Don't write this off as looney-tunes. Remember, no-one ever thought that they would be crazy enough to crash a plane into a building either!
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!
"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin
That is Iran for the first time blinking. They are scared of what their rhetoric could bring about.
Hey Iran, you fought Iraq for 8 years, lost a million people, and barely managed to pull off a draw. We annihilated them in less than 3 weeks.
Thank you for the excellent comment on why AhMADinejad must be taken seriously. I can easily see how someone like him could "feel" like he's being "used" to bring on that 12th Imam. And the more chaos he can cause, the sooner that 12th Imam arrives. And what excitement it must give him to picture the 12th Imam "thanking him" for helping to bring his return to fruition.
Yup, and we could send them all to allah without losing a man. We have the weapons you know.
the Hojjatieh is a SERIOUS threat.
WIth the devout mooselimbs drooling and slathering for their "religion" to be taken serioulsy, coupled with the Quaran dictating the establishment of a worldwide caliphate, Iran is seeing itself as a catalyst in the return of the Mahadi.
Iran hasn't taught anyone any lessons in quite some time i bet.
I think Ahmadinejad believes the the Twelfth Iman is here now. His delusion, if that's what it is, has taken on a "real" feel. He's acting as if he knows it happening. Why would that be unless he has met the person he believes to be the one. Is that possible?
Just a few more questions - is the Mahdi a human who becomes inhabited by the spirit of the 12 Iman? The Mahdi is supposed to be a direct descendant of Mohammed and have a broad nose. It sounds like the person is born, lives here and is overcome by the spirit of the Mahdi... is that close?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.