It was shocking to watch the current events unfold at the United Nations this week. The same man who ordered an airliner to be bombed out of the sky called other nations “terrorists”. This same leader said that Switzerland should be abolished, yes, SWITZERLAND.
Another world leader claimed the Jewish holocaust never happened and Israel should be wiped off the map. The Israeli leader failed to note that Arabs have been in Israel as long as Jews have. They were run off of their titled land at the point of a gun and have been regarded as and treated as second class citizens ever since. Has logic and civility abandoned the public dialogue? What makes this even more perplexing is that these people who are spewing this vitriol have enormous wealth and power. They are supposed to be intelligent. They are the leaders of countries with millions of inhabitants. They sound more like playground bullies that need a good thumping. This doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy feeling that all is going well in the world.
In Washington DC on September 25th thousands of Muslims descended on the mall to recite the Koran and pray. I think it’s safe to say that some of them were praying that the United States would become a Muslim theocracy. The leaders of this event have nefarious backgrounds linked to radicals. Their slogan for the event was “Our Time Has Come”. Has the time come for people who are not radical Muslims to escape from America? Can you imagine what would happen if Christians gathered at a prominent political arena to recite the Bible and pray in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan or 25 other predominately Muslim countries? If you don’t think the goal of many Muslims is to conquer the US for Allah you are naïve at best.
A secret nuclear facility has been discovered in Iran proving that Iran has been lying about its peaceful intentions. To be objective, Iran should be able to do anything it wants inside of its own borders. However on the same note, if your next door neighbor buys a howitzer and points it at your bedroom window and starts ranting about your parents not being married, and your kids look a lot like the mailman you might get a little concerned.
Tensions are high and Iran is defiant as ever. Many people are not aware of the beliefs of the theocracy that controls Iran. The rulers of Iran believe the Islamic messiah is coming soon and they have a role in it. The 12th Imam or Mahdi as he is known will come and save all Muslims and destroy all infidels. President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his cabinet have claimed they signed a `contract` pledging to do the Mahdi`s work. Ahmadinejad believes that he is personally directed by Allah to pave the way for the glorious return of the Mahdi. Google this topic and you will see that this radical tangent the Iranian leadership believes in is mentioned nowhere in the Koran. This kind of theological thinking is even more radical and out of the mainstream than the Wahabbism that Osama Bin Laden adheres to. They think that this messiah will reveal himself only when the world is in a state of complete chaos. Iran is perfectly positioned now to create this havoc. If they start this madness with a nuclear bomb it will be better according to their twisted logic. They have been taunting to pick a fight with the ‘west’ for years. Each Friday at Tehran University the most powerful man in Iran leads thousands of followers to the chant of ‘Death to America”. This is utter insanity. The UN responds with weak and meaningless sanctions that Tehran has laughed off several times.
It may soon get to the point that Israel has no choice but to attack Iranian military installations and nuclear sites preemptively. This would certainly light a Middle East powder keg that governments have been trying to avoid. The only way a wider war would not ensue is if the strike against Iran was devastating and it was unable to respond with a counter attack. Even if it had the capability Iran would be unable to stage a blanket attack on Israel because there are too many Palestinians intertwined and the collateral damage of Holy sites would not play well in the Arab press. Israel has strategic nuclear weapons and could turn Iran into a smoking hole very easily. They could use tactical nukes (little ones) to make sure there is no response and minimize fallout. However, the tactical fallout could be spread for hundreds of miles and kill people in friendly countries possibly making them hostile to Israel. If Israel used nukes on Iran without the consent of its friends Israel would most likely become a pariah and certain doom would be inevitable. Even then, with a neutralized Iran the Persian Gulf oil flow would be disrupted enough to cause panics in world petroleum markets.
Mixed into this scenario is the big question – how will the US will react? That is uncertain at this point, but it seems that the Obama administration or the American public doesn’t have the stomach for this fight. Frankly, I’m not sure what the US gets for its billions of dollars in aid to Israel.
No less than three plots to bomb US cities were thwarted in 1 week in September 2009. Up until now there has been no significant attack on US soil since September 11. It appears that this is going to change soon. If Muslim radicals start bombing office buildings, subways, malls, or sports stadiums in the US how is this going to play out? Will there be a backlash against the 7 million Muslims in the US? Will indignant Americans start blowing up Mosques? Will this trigger an even bigger wave of attacks inside the US from jihadist sleeper cells? One thing is certain, it will devastate and already fragile US economy at a time it least needs it. Jihadists know this and probably think this could be the historical moment to slay the great Satan. On the other hand it could galvanize the US population and being a Muslim in the US could be a death sentence. Whatever way this scenario plays out it will not be pretty. It appears as though things are coming to a boil.
It might be wise to ask yourself what you would do if there was another catastrophic terrorist attack event in the US. Are you prepared? Would you rather be somewhere else but are too bogged down with responsibility and commitments? Do you have a place to go if it does get really bad? Will you be able to leave if all flights are canceled? In reality I think most people will go about their daily routines and choose not to think about a terrorist attack. Some will stay in the US and adjust to whatever happens. I would be willing to bet that the majority of Americans are unaware of the events outlined above. Frankly, they probably don’t care. There are the ones that simply can’t afford to make a move even if they wanted to. It’s the ones that don’t prepare that will get hit with the harsh reality if/when their world gets rocked. It’s the smart ones that start reacting now and preparing. The wise people are asking when is a good time to escape from America. The sooner you start preparing your escape from America the better. You may be glad you did.
Do you want to be there saying to yourself I could’a, would’a should’a, when it’s too late? Makes you shudder – doesn’t it?