Thursday, August 10, 2006

Regarding today and August 22nd..

I'm not a black helicopter kind of guy... but today's events give one pause. From a July 9 post at Atlas Shrugs:

Iran: Why August 22nd?

The insistence that it be August 22nd by the Islamic Republic of Iran to respond to the obscenely generous nuclear package gifted by the EU3 and the US back on June 6 is puzzling. Knowing Ahmadinejad's obsession with the 12 imam Madhi and his fanatacism with hidden messages in the Koran, we too must familiarize ourselves with this who do voodoo.

Apocalyptic signals from Iran worry U.S. intelligence

The European Union and the United States demanded that Iran reply to the Western incentive package of nuclear technology, fuel and aircraft by June 29. But Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Teheran would submit an answer by Aug. 22.

The U.S. intelligence community has been trying to figure out why Ahmadinejad chose that date. Sources said the community was stumped until some Islam experts translated the Gregorian date to that of the Muslim calendar.

Then came the surprise that has the intelligence community worried.

Aug. 22 corresponds to Rajab 27 on the Muslim calendar. The date is called Lailat Al Israa, when Mohammed ascended to heaven from the Al Aqsa mosque to receive the five daily prayers. Later, Al Aqsa came to represent Jerusalem.

The Muslim commemoration is meant to be a night of struggle, accompanied by thunder and lightening, resembling the story of Moses ascending Mount Sinai to receive the Old Testament.

Ahmadinejad could be hinting to the West that he is preparing a major attack on Israel. Or, the Iranian president could be warning that unless the West caves in, he would escalate tension in the region. The lightening in Mohammed's story could represent Iranian missiles.

What is clear is that Ahmadinejad does not see himself as an Iranian leader, but a Muslim prophet, using imagery to portray himself as a messiah for both Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims.

At this point I cannot corroborate this on the web, but an official from New York on Fox News today stated that the foiled plot was scheduled not to take place in a matter of months, but in a matter of days.

We may have dodged a bullet on this one, but my fear is, with the many "sleeper cells" of Islamo fascists in the U.S. and throughout the Western world, that there will be many more bullets to dodge come August 22nd and beyond.

I would be more than glad to be called wrong on this.

Just as an aside, I know this is weird, but for a real case of the hee-bee jee-bees read this post, dated a little more than two years ago...

If there was ever a time to pray...