NOW: The Twelfth Imam
anyone still thinks that the worldwide Islamic Jihad is going to go away simply
because we have had some success in Afghanistan and are paving the way for a
democratic government in Iraq, the attack in London as the G-8 meeting was to
convene should dispel such notions.
revealing was the G-8 agenda, devoted to so-called global warming and forgiving
African debt; two examples of wishful thinking based on neither scientific, nor
economic evidence either would accomplish anything. More to the point, the
Islamic Jihadists took the opportunity to remind us who and what the real enemy
Mahdi, Ad Rekni!” This translates to “Mahdi save us!” and refers to the
Islamic Shiite myth about a twelfth imam who tradition says disappeared some
eleven centuries ago. In Curt Weldon’s new book, “Countdown to Terror”, he
notes that this figure “is expected to return and fulfill the long-awaited
Islamic apocalypse, one that will reward the faithful and, with catastrophic
violence, purge all infidels from the face of the Earth.”
must face the risk of another even more catastrophic attack that will be
justified by an Islamic fantasy.
this even worse is the “election” of Mahmood Ahmadinejad as
’s president. The mullahs that run
are perfectly capable of sanctioning some kind of nuclear attack on the
, but Mahmood is on record saying, “The wave of the Islamic revolution will
soon reach the entire world.” Watching
this guy is comparable to having watched the rise of Hitler in the 1930s. This
Teheran mayor has served as a senior commander in the Islamic Revolutionary
Guards Corp, responsible for the nation’s missile and nuclear weapons
programs. The stage is set for their
use against us.
is vice chairman of the House Armed Service Committee in Congress and long
familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of our intelligence services. Despite
strenuous efforts, he has been unable to awaken any concern in the Central
Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security
Agency, and other comparable agencies to prevent an attack on the
timed to occur on or about the twelfth imam’s supposed birthday.
can begin the countdown now. If an attack is scheduled, it could occur as early
as between November 25 and December 3 of this year. The likely target is a
nuclear facility in the
. A Jihadist plot to destroy Seabrook, just outside of
, was previously foiled. Had it succeeded, producing a “
” after a hijacked commercial jet flew into it, much of the northeast would
have become uninhabitable. A future “Mahdi save us!” attack might
alternatively occur in the
in general, it seems to me, have grown indifferent to the threat the Islamic
Jihad represents. Too many believe we are engaged in a questionable military
. Only the daily casualty reports remind anyone that the single most important
war of civilizations is occurring and has been for the last three decades or so.
And it formally began in
is why the President delivered a speech on June 28 to clarify the military
situation in the Middle East and emphasize again the need to succeed in our
mission to install a democratic nation in the midst of a region that has none
, a backsliding
, and the government we set up in
book is a shocking series of revelations of how unprepared and ill prepared we
are for another attack on the
. Despite the billions spent on our intelligence agencies, they were caught
completely off-guard by 9-11 and there are examples of earlier failures such as
the revelation that
had developed a nuclear weapon. These days, one wonders if any of these
agencies has a clue where
’s nuclear facilities are located.
how he was contacted by an Iranian living in Europe and working with a network
of informants inside the government to avoid another catastrophic attack on the
US or elsewhere, Weldon’s book presents his written communications, all of
which accurately predicted events and plots that those in the CIA chose to
ignore. Frustrated, Weldon met independently with his contact and, finally, has
authored this book whose title is enough to tell you he expects something truly
awful to occur.
I do as well.
is the single most determined enemy the
has these days. Its mullahs have poured millions into terrorist organizations
and are currently doing everything it can to deter
from emerging as a beacon of freedom on its border and throughout the region.
The Iranian population loves
, but everything there is run by a council of mullahs who are determined to
extend the Islamic Revolution to the entire world. It is folly to trust them to
who does not think that Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda is not closely linked to
the Iranian mullahs is deluding themselves. Indeed, I have long believed that
the real reason we have not been able to find and kill bin Laden is because he
has been safely living in
and not the frequently mentioned mountainous areas of
. That he has been seen in various safe houses and compounds in
, is not even in doubt.
contact reported that, “In November 2003, at a crucial meeting of the
Committee of Nine, it is decided to postpone the Twelfth Imam attack on the
United States until after the 2004 elections.” At that time, however,
Ayatollah Khamenei reportedly decided that “The project should be kept alive
and preparations should be made in such a way that once the decision is taken to
go ahead, there is no delay in execution.”
Weldon notes in his book, “We live in an age when technology has so empowered
man that a small group of terrorists---even an individual---could bring a nation
to its knees.”
midst of the usual blather that followed the President’s speech, the one thing
missing from the political partisanship and reflections by various “experts”
is that we are very probably living on borrowed time until the “Twelfth
Imam” attack occurs.
Caruba writes “Warning Signs”, a weekly commentary posted on the Internet
site of The National Anxiety Center, www.anxietycenter.com.
Alan Caruba, 2005