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    • Mladen Andrijasevic
    • 21.12.11 | 13:25 (IST)

    I was quoting what Reza Kahlili said http://atimetobetray.com/blog/in-support-of-democracy-in-iran/ Why don't you read other authors as well in other to understand Shia eschatology? Deterrence is irrelevant by Israel Kassnett http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Opinion/Article.aspx?id=244996 Iran is led by a group of irrational men who believe they can hurry the arrival of the Mahdi – the 12th Imam who, according to Shi’ite Islamic tradition, went missing in 874 CE and will return under conditions of global chaos. The Iranian leadership appears willing to sacrifice the population of its own country to achieve this goal. In his book The Rise of Nuclear Iran, former Israeli ambassador to the UN Dore Gold writes, “Mahdi Khaliji, an Iranian Shi’ite scholar... has noted that there are apocalyptic hadiths [received Shi’ite traditions] that the Mahdi will not return unless one-third of the world population is killed and another third die. But Ahmadinejad and his followers believe man can actively create the conditions for the Mahdi’s arrival in the here and now...”

    from the article: Top U.S. General: Military option on Iran 'executable if necessary'
    First published 09:12 21.12.11 | Last updated 09:12 21.12.11
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