WHY IRAN CANNOT BE TRUSTED WITH NUKES
By Todd Fishkind (fg)
This was written about 3 years ago.
This article is not about politics. Rather, it supersedes all political side-taking. And, for the moment, it will hopefully draw us together rather than push us apart. Nor is this a critique on Islam, but rather a warning about radical extremists in high places, and the nihilistic terrorists they deceive and exploit. Whatever you think of Islam, whether it is a peace-loving religion at the core -- Sons of Abraham -- or whether they are all in open or secret sympathy with the terrorist cause, is well beyond the scope of this article.
M.A.D. vs. MAD
It is important to note that the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.) worked all through the Cold War. Neither we nor the Russians would dare lob a nuke at each other! Nor would any sane government do so today. This is because of the instinct of self-survival. Even with communistic regimes who see no inherent value in people, this self-survival instinct prevails. M.A.D. works with everyone except those who ARE mad.
This is also why we need not worry about China, at least in this regard. And North Korea. Asians don’t throw nukes. They have a healthy sense of self-survival, too. The worry with North Korea with its cold, starving masses (while its leader lives in wealth and sumptuous feasting catered in from around the world) is this:
They've been playing the game of nuclear blackmail for years. In their desperation for hard currency and resources, they would sell the technology, even though they care nothing for the Islamo-Fascist ideology.
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Iran, and rogue regimes like Iran, is another story. Iran is an unabashed sponsor for terrorist groups who would dearly love to get their hands on nukes. These people do not have a sense of self-survival. These are the kind who strap bombs around their chests, walk into crowded places and blow themselves up. Radical fundamentalist regimes who think outside the box in this way, would be quite willing to furnish such weapons to these groups they support.
Some comics of questionable taste in a Danish newspaper have infuriated the Islamic world. One of them suggested that heaven is running out of virgins.
Nukes + Terrorists = mass destruction. Don't be too surprised if you wake up one morning and hear that Israel was nuked. Or London, New York, Los Angeles... This is not science fiction stuff anymore. And a hit on the U.S. will destroy our economy (for various reasons) and plunge the world into global depression.
Iran, in defiance to the world, has removed the seals off their nuclear development facility. Europe is solidly behind us on this one, in hauling Iran before the U.N., after years of failed negotiations. France, who gave us such staunch resistance over Iraq, is totally with us now. It’s that serious! Even Russia and China who are so deeply in bed with Iran in huge energy deals, are backing us in referring Iran to the U.N. security council. For now, that is. When it comes down to actual sanctions, expect them to vote no, or to abstain. Russia may yet broker a deal to provide Iran with nuclear energy from Russian soil. If all else fails, expect Israel to send bombers in to destroy Iran’s facilities. The evidence that Iran seeks such weapons is so irrefutable that even Iran can hardly deny it. It is clear, based on long-term investigation by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN's nuclear watchdog, that they’ve obtained vital, technical know-how from the black market. Iran’s response? “Oh, we did not buy it ... it was offered to us.” Yeah right, and look out your window. It’s raining purple cats & dogs right now.
A WINDOW INTO THE SPIRIT WORLD - AND THE TWO-TIER WORLDVIEW
Tier One - The Transcendent World of God and Spiritual Forces -- Religion
Tier Two - The Empirical World of the senses -- Science
Virtually all cultures have, in their roots, a sense of the supernatural, paranormal or something beyond their own selves. All too often, even amid the most removed native peoples, there are prescribed methods to ward off adverse or evil spirits. To the common people in Third World nations, religious practice or superstition has more practical relevance in daily life than science. In the West, we tend to think largely in materialistic terms, though most of us also believe in a spiritual world of some kind.
In the eastern hemisphere, the reality of a spiritual world is acknowledged far more. Even under Marxist regimes, suppressed and persecuted religious groups, and people in general, long for spiritual relevance for their lives.
A WINDOW INTO THE ORTHODOX JEWISH-CHRISTIAN-CATHOLIC WORLDVIEW AND WHY THEY SO DEEPLY DISTRUST IRAN
(That is, the present government of ultra-radical, ruling Mullahs, and the spirit behind them, not the precious Iranian people themselves).
You see, in the Holy writings, from which the Judeo-Christian ethic derives its moral authority, and forms the foundation for law in Western civilization, there are reoccurring references about a rebellion that took place in spiritual high places. What some see as fabled or merely symbolic, others of devout faith regard as literal. Holy writ speaks of regions (Principalities) and regional “Princes” and their subordinates from the Divine Celestial Order who were fallen and then exiled to the earth realm. They and their lower ranking angels also operate in the astral plane. The apostle Paul spoke of "The Third Heaven," a dimension wherein rules the Divine - Jehovah - Yahweh - The True and Living God. In my opinion, the astral dimension, spoken of so much in Hindu and occultic writings, is where the throne of Satan lies. This fall of Satan, known as the “Luciferian Rebellion,” is acknowledged not ONLY in religion, but is also riddled throughout the occult (hidden) (and in my view - forbidden.. "fruit") or “dark side,” in many, many writings.
For instance, Alice Ann Bailey, a leading disciple of the Russian theosophist Madame Helena Blavatsky, formed the Lucifer Trust in 1920. 1922 saw the organization's name changed to Lucis Trust though the advancement of the Luciferian beliefs remained true. Beliefs that in Blavatsky's words: “oppose the materialism of science and every dogmatic theology, ESPECIALLY THE CHRISTIAN, which the Chiefs of the Society REGARD AS PARTICULARLY PERNICIOUS." (No wonder Christian and Catholic bashing has become so fashionable in Hollywood). Lucis Trust promulgates the work of an "Ascended Master" who was working 'through' Alice Bailey for some 30 years. The Lucis Trust Publishing Company and their many fronts and organizations worship an "Externalized Hierarchy" of "Ascended Masters," who carry out the work of a Luciferian "master plan" for the establishment of a permanent "Age of Aquarius" ruled by one "Sanat Kumara," the "LORD OF THE WORLD."
In the book, "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow" by Constance Cumbey. Mrs. Cumbey, a Christian trial lawyer, has done extensive study into New Age teachings and activities. According to Benjamin Creme, David Spangler, the Alice Bailey writings, and the Helena Petrovna Blavatsky writings, this so-called Sanat Kumara is our "God," the "Ancient of Days" and the "One Initiator." Probably, more truthfully the "Venus" link of occultism gives us a better clue as to who Sanat Kumara really is. For "Sanat Kumara" is allegedly 'the eternal youth from the Planet Venus." Lucifer is also known in occultdom as "Venus." Therefore, Sanat Kumara is merely another name for Satan or Lucifer.
THE ASCENDED MASTERS ARE THE FALLEN ANGELS
Benjamin Creme's theology is directly founded on the teachings that were published by Helena P. Blavatsky (HPB) and Alice A. Bailey (AAB) as dictated to them from various Ascended Masters. Through a closer examination of their beliefs it can be shown that the so-called "Ascended Masters" who developed their twisted theology are in fact the Fallen Angels of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
AAB writes, "Symbolically speaking, some of the sons of God fell from their high estate, led, at one time, by "Lucifer, Son of the Morning." This "fall of the angels" was a tremendous event in the history of our planet, but was nevertheless only a passing and interesting phenomenon in the history of the solar system, and a trifling incident in the affairs of the seven constellations, of which our solar system is but one. Pause and consider this statement for a moment, and so readjust your sense of values." (Esoteric Psychology, vol.1, pp394-395).
HPB writes that "Lucifer is the LOGOS in his highest, and the "Adversary" in his lowest aspect - both of which are reflected in our Ego," (The Secret Doctrine II, p.162). She then writes that "Satan is THE GOD OF OUR PLANET, and the only god," (p.234). She sums up on page 513 by writing, "Lucifer is divine and terrestrial light, the "Holy Ghost" and "Satan," at one and the same time... And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon... and Lucifer, or "Light-Bearer," is in us: it is our Mind -- our tempter and Redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Saviour..."
The Bible describes how Satan was thrown out of heaven and came down to earth. In Genesis the serpent convinced Eve to eat from the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, promising that she would become as God. Through this successful corrupting of humanity Lucifer thereby became the possessor of man and earth.
When Jesus began His earthly ministry He spent forty days fasting in the wilderness, and Satan came and offered Him the kingdoms of the world:
"All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for this is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine," (Luke 4:6-7). Satan was not making a bogus proposal, for all the kingdoms of the world had indeed been "delivered unto him, and mankind with it." Jesus later referred to Satan as "the PRINCE OF THIS WORLD" in John 12:31 and 14:30, and Paul referred to him as "the GOD OF THIS AGE" in 2 Corinthians 4, also describing the HIERARCHY OF FALLEN ANGELS as "THE RULERS," "THE AUTHORITIES" and "THE POWERS OF THIS DARK WORLD" (Ephesians 6:12). When AAB describes Sanat Kumara as The LORD OF THE WORLD, she is merely referring to a cleverly repackaged Satan, the evil being in control of the earth, the Adversary of God and man, who is constantly scheming and manipulating to keep us from the saving knowledge of the one true God and of our Messiah, our way out of this mess.
Jesus Christ said in the Gospel Of Luke:
"I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven."
Jesus also said:
"You have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you.
If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father...
And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, you might believe.
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the PRINCE OF THIS WORLD cometh, and hath nothing in me.
But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do."
The great apostle Paul said:
"The GOD OF THIS AGE has blinded the minds of those who don't believe,
lest the light of the gospel of the glory of CHRIST,
who is the image of GOD, should shine on them."
(2 Corinthians 4:4)
Paul also said:
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS,
AGAINST THE RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD,
AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES."
"And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day."
The apostle John again writes in Revelation:
"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet,
and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon,
having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
And his tail drew THE THIRD PART OF THE STARS [angels] of heaven,
and did cast them to the earth:
and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered,
for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron:
and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne...
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon;
and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not;
neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,
which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,
'Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ:
for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.'
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;
and they loved not their lives unto the death."
The Jewish writings give potent accounts of these powerful princes of earth who rule from the unseen realm. For instance, in the book of Daniel, chapter 10, the prophet Daniel was overtaken with tremendous visions and was greatly weakened to the point of near-death.
An angelic being came and ministered to him, saying,
"Do not be afraid, Daniel,
for from the first day you set your heart on understanding and on humbling yourself before your God,
your words were heard and I have come in response to your words.
BUT THE PRINCE OF THE KINGDOM OF PERSIA WAS WITHSTANDING ME FOR TWENTY-ONE DAYS; THEN BEHOLD, MICHAEL, ONE OF THE CHIEF PRINCES, CAME TO HELP ME...
but I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia, so I am going forth; and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come... there is no one who shows himself strong with me against these forces except Michael your prince."
JUST CALL ME ANGEL OF THE MORNING
This is known as THE FIVE GREAT "I WILLS"
The Prophet Isaiah wrote:
"How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations!
But you said in your heart,
'I WILL ascend to the heaven;
I WILL raise my throne above the stars of God
I WILL sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north
I WILL ascend above the heights of the clouds
I WILL make myself like the Most High.'"
My own former guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, in his book, Autobiography Of A Yogi, refers to “lower astral hells” in his footnotes, and about spirits trying to enter his Kriya Yoga initiates during this highly advanced form of Hindu meditation. A photo of his master, Swami Yukteswar appears in The Tibetan Book Of The Dead. Through George Harrison’s influence, they BOTH appear on the album cover of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, along with their higher “ascended masters” Lahiri Mahashi and Babaji. In the crowd also appears the warlock Aleister Crowley from the late 1800s, hero of many rock stars such as Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, who even devoted a song to him:
Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head
(Oh) Mr. Crowley, did you talk to the dead
Your lifestyle to me seemed so tragic
With the thrill of it all
You fooled all the people with magic
(Yea) You waited on Satan's call . . .
(No slam intended on these popular bands, but it’s good to be aware of what goes on behind the scenes. I have nothing personal against them). A large sector of Rock artists have openly professed Satanism and of power derived from the dark side of the supernatural. Some in the heavy metal scene have even advocated mass murder and nihilistic destruction upon our youth and upon themselves. Sound familiar?
“PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!”
Across history, nations, at their height of power, have taken turns at becoming world-governing empires, or attempted to do so. And usually in ruthless, earth-scorching fashion that simply crushes all opposition. Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, Medeo-Persia, Greece, Rome, to name a few. Germany and Russia obviously had such aspirations, too. In my view, behind the scenes, demonic regional princes sought world domination through their earthly pawns.
Iran is not Arabic, as some may suppose. Iran is Persian. The Persian prince is very powerful, and in my view, is behind bringing Iran to the forefront in world affairs again. Some of the statements coming from the Iranian president are a bit surprising... statements like “Israel should be wiped off the map.” Surprising because it comes from a regime seeking nuclear weapons. One would think they would just lay low and pretend peaceful intentions, as they claim. It’s as though they just can’t contain their exceedingly great hatred for Israel. Or is there another motive? For certain, the president of Iran speaks at behest of the evil mullahs who hold the real power in Iran. And behind them, energizing them, is the ancient prince of Persia.
Of course, Iran should not be singled out. Any regime of hateful madmen that has no self-survival instinct and promises great reward in heaven for the martyrs’ nihilistic passions which they promote and exploit . . . they simply must not be allowed to have nukes.