Tuesday, May 30, 2006


One GREAT way to reduce the violent suppression of opposition by the mercenary (mostly non-Iranian) Basiji forces, the Revolutionary Guard elites, the Police and Security Forces or the Mullahs in general, in Iran, against those demonstrating for their freedom, imprisoned for having dared to voice an opinion or women lashed for showing their hair or holding hands in public with a man (both get whipped) or walking a pet or carrying one in public, is to make the perpetrators' names, addresses, phone numbers, vehicle license plates and home addresses known to everyone.

The Voice of Iran (KRSI) radio station broadcasting 24/7 out of Southern California into Iran has already begun doing this on their daily half hour of live call-ins from inside Iran. The callers, mostly on cell phones, provide this kind of information which is then broadcast LIVE back into the country. The information becomes available to everyone for immediate and future reference.

Consider the intended chilling effect of having your name and private details broadcast nationwide so you can no longer operate under the radar with any level of anonymity! So that your role in secret torture sessions suddenly beomes public knowledge - without giving up the source of the "outing" to suffer further retribution. Providing they survived the first round.

Clearly, attempts to settle some private scores will occur but in the scope of the bigger picture, this aspect becomes insignificant. Such private scores will naturally be aimed at a cleric or secret agent of the Mullahs, so aimed in the right direction.

Aliases used by various agents of the Mullahs and the military become known and as thisprocess progresses, the real names will come out, tearing that veil, too.

The list shown below is a starter and requires PHOTOS for my Rogues Gallery in my Graphics Blog section. Please post names, information and photos as comments, or a link to which I can go to find any of this.

Please Pass This List To Everyone

Help Complete This List of the Islamic Republic's Torturers & Their Torture Masters
مزدوران حزب الله را شناسایی و معرفی کنید

Javad Azadeh, Prison interrogator and torturer.
Mohammad Hussein Akhtari, Deputy head of the international department, in Ali Khamenai ( the supreme leader’s) office. He was the president of the Revolutionary court in the province of Mazandaran, where he issued hundreds of execution orders. He also served for over eight years ( 1988- 97) as Iran’s Ambassador in Syria, where he entertained close relations with the Hizbolah and planned terrorist actions in the region, in Europe and assassinations of Iranian opposition members abroad.
Sadegh Ashkte-Talkh: member of Ansar- e- Hizbollah.
Ali-Neza Akharian : Deputy Minister of Intelligence during Ali Fallahian’s as Minister( 1984- 89).
Hussein Alah- Karma : member of Ansar- e- Hizbollah. Majid Ansari : Head of country’s prisons,1978- 1988. representative of the supreme judicial Council in the Islamic Revolutionary courts and Islamic Revolutionary justice offices and prisons. Member of parliament 188- 96 and 2000-2004.
Morteza Bakhtiari ; director of Iran's prisons.
Abdollah Javad Ameli : Cleric public prosecutor and revolutionary court judge in the province of Mazandaran.
Ahmad Janati : Cleric, secretary of the guardian Council since 1988. Acted as the revolutionary court judge in Tehran, Isfahan, and Ahvaz for several years. He has been member of the Guardian Council since 1980 and acts as the substitute Friday prayer Imam of Ghom and Tehran.
MOHAMMAD HEJAZI : Commander of Basij forces.
Asghar Hejazi : Cleric. Acts as adviser and Head of security office of the supreme leader. He was appointed by Khomeini to re- organize Savak. He served as a deputy of the new intelligence Ministry. After Khomeini’s death he was moved to the supreme-leader's office. He is known to be one of those ordering torture and execution of political persons.
Rouhollah Husseinian : Cleric. Deputy prosecutor general of the special court for clerics. Judge and public prosecutor in revolution court of Tehran. He also acts as the representative of the country’s public prosecutor in the Ministry of Intelligence.
Ali Fallahian : Cleric. Intelligence Minister ( from 1984-89). Islamic revolution courts prosecutor- general in1982. Prosecutor for the special court for clerics in1987. Known to be responsible for most of political assassinations in Iran and abroad, between 1982 to 2001. He is on Interpol’s wanted list in connection with Mykonos Judgement in 1991 in Germany.
Mostafa Pourmohammadi cleric : Acts as the Supreme-leader's adviser in charge of security of seminars. He plays a direct role in relation to acts of torture and disappearances of the regime’s political opponents.
Ali Akbar Velayati : He is the supreme- leader’s top adviser in matters relating to security and international relations. He was the regime’s foreign minister 1982-97. He is known to play an important role in the regime’s policies of exporting revolution, acts of terrorism abroad and torture and elimination of its opponents at home. Some of these facts came to light in the course of the Mykonos trial in Germany 1994-97.
Ali Akbar Nategh Noori: Cleric. Interior Minister ( 1981-85). Head of inspectorate in the supreme leaders office since February 2000. Speaker of parliament 1992-2000. Member of parliament 1988-2000. He is known to have been responsible for policies of repression which were the order of the day during his term as the minister of interior. In his present position it is he who in the name of his boss Ali Khamenei has been implementing the harsh and repressive policies of the regime including acts of torture and elimination of the regime's opponents.
Mahmood Hashemi Shahroodi, cleric : Born in Iraq. Entered Iran after the 1978 revolution. Khomeini had first appointed him as head of the high council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. Today he heads the Judicial branch of the government. He is also a member of the guardian council and a member of the Expediency Assembly. He is supportive of "Islamic Revolution courts" and has not shown any sensitivity against daily rampant acts of torture taking place in Iranian prisons. He and Mesbah Yazdi, were the only two clerics to vote to elevate Ali Khamnei to Grand Ayatollah so he could be come Supreme Ruler.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (Bahremani) cleric. For 25 years he has been one of the most powerful political figures in Iran. He is more than anyone responsible for the regime commission of acts of torture, barbarities of all sorts and elimination of its opponents at home and abroad. (Self-elevated to title of ayatollah).
Hossein Shariatmadari : officer in the ideological and Political Bureau of the Islamic Revolution guards corps ;interrogator in the Evin prison, Ali Khamenei’s representative and general manager of Keyhan publishing company. (Not to be confused with the venerable Ayatollah Shariatmadari, who died under house arrest on Khomeini's orders).
Mohammad Esmail Shushtari : cleric. Tehran Islamic Revolution prosecutor’s office ; director of the prisons organization( 1988-89), justice Minster since 1989.
Mohammad Yazdi : cleric. Head of the Judiciary ( 1990-2000). During this period he ordered arrest and prosecution of intellectuals, prominent journalists and others. Nearly all were tortured and denied fair trials.
Ali Yunessi : Head of the Revolutionary court in Tehran in early 1980’s. Judge at he Army’s revolutionary court in mid 1980’s. Assistant to the Minister of Intelligence Mohammad Mohammadi Rayshahri, Tehran public prosecutor (1988-89).
Hassan (Fereidoon) Rouhani, cleric. Supreme Leader’s representative and secretary of the all powerful High National Security Council since 1996). In those capacities he plays important role in torture and elimination of the regime’s opponents at home and abroad.
Mohsein Rafighdoost. Minister of Islamic revolution guards corps(1982-88), Director of the Noor foundation since 1999.
Yaha Rahimsafavi : Commander- in- chief of the Islamic Revolution guards corps sine 1997.
Mohsen Rezaiee : Commander- in- chief of the Islamic Revolution guards corps (1981-96), secretary of expediency discernment council since 1997.
Morteza Rezaiee. One of the founders of the intelligence unit of Islamic Revolution guards corps, currently head of the Islamic revolution guards corps intelligence unit and head of the Information office of the supreme leader.
Ali Shamkhani : Islamic Revolution guards corps minister( 1988-89), defense Minister since 1997.
Ardishir Lotfian : member of the Islamic revolutionary guards. Chief of the police and security forces( 1991-2000).
Mohammad Mohammadi Rayshahri cleric : organizer and Sharia judge of the army Revolution court (1979), first intelligence Minister of the Islamic Republic, head of the special court for the clergy, prosecutor-general.
Morteza Moghtadaiee : cleric, prosecutor-general, since 1989. Islamic revolution court judge in Tehran, Ghom and other provinces 1980.
Abdolkarim Moussavi Ardebili : cleric, prosecutor general (1980-81). Head of the Supreme Judicial Council and the Supreme Courts (1981-89) in Tehran and Ghom.
Mohamad Mohammadi-Gilani. Cleric. Head of the Supreme Court. Member of the Assembly of Experts. Judge of Tehran Islamic Revolution court 1980-85 ; member of the guardian council 1986-92 ; Supreme Leader’s representative on the central council of universities.
Reza Nayeri : cleric, former Islamic revolution prosecutor.
Saeed Mortazavi. Tehran Islamic Revolution courts public prosecutor.
Rouhollah Hosseini. Cleric, prosecutor and judge in revolutionary courts. Deputy-prosecutor in the special court for the clergy ; representative of the prosecutor general in the intelligence Ministry. He has publicly defended actions of high ranking officials of the intelligence ministry in the killings of dissidents and intellectuals.
Ali Akbar Mohseni Ejehi, cleric. Head of special clergy court since 1980. He has worked in the judiciary department since 1980. He is known to favor death tortures and recourse to acts of tortures against those opposing the Islamic republic.
Abbas Ali Alizadeh, cleric. Head of the Tehran judicial office. Previously Head of the revolution court of Mashhad. He is known to have been responsible for the death of many people opposing the regime. He is alleged to have raped women prisoners.
Abdollah Javad Amoli : cleric, prosecutor and revolutionary judge in Mazandaran province.
Mohammad Golpayegani, cleric. Supreme leader’s Chief of Secretariat. He is directly or indirectly involved in all acts of repression, torture disappearances and killings that have taken place in the country during the past 14 years.
Ghorbanali Dori-Najafabadi, cleric, Minister of Intelligence 1997-98. Islamic revolution prosecutor in the 1980’s. Member of parliament 1980-88 and 1992-99. Member of the Assembly of Experts and head of the supreme council for the Administration of Justice( Divan- e- Edalat).
Abbas Vaez-e-Tabasi, cleric, Head of the multi-billion dollars foundation of Qods Razavi since 1979. Member of the Assembly of Experts since 1998 and member of the all powerful expediency Assembly.
Mostafa Mirsalim, ex chief of police. Has served as a top counselor to Ali Khamemei for many years. Member of the supreme council of cultural revolution and adviser to the supreme leader Ali Khamenei since 1997.
Ali Meshkini, cleric, speaker of the Assembly of Experts ( Majles-e Khobregan) since 1984 as well as Friday prayer of Qom.
Mohammad-Bagher Zolghadr : second in command in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Forces (IRGC).
Gholamreza Mahdavi : deputy of the national police and security forces, in charge of ideological and political department.
Ebrahim Ghalibaf. Commander of the security forces in the national police. (His brother allegedly the biggest and most renowned drug smuggler in Iran)
Mohammad-Ali Movahedi-Kermani : Representative of the supreme leader in the revolutionary guard forces.
Ardeshir Lotfian. An officer of the revolutionary guard, commander of the National police forces(1997- 2000).
Mohammad Ali Rahman. Representative of the supreme leader in the police and other security forces.
Heidar Moslehi : representative of the supreme leader in the Mobilization forces( Basiij).
Mohammad Shakibniya. Second in command in the Mobilization forces (Basiij), which violently suppress demonstrations and gatherings, specially at universities.
Ahmad Sheikha, torturer
Jafar Nemati, torturer
Massoud Dehnamaki, Ansar-e Hizbollah Terrorist
Mehdi Nasiri, Ansar-e Hizbollah Terrorist
Kaveh Komeil, Ansar-e Hizbollah Terrorist
Abdolmajid Mohtashem, Ansar-e Hizbollah Terrorist
Ali Mobasheri : in charge of Islamic Revolution courts.
Reza Zavarehi, close collaborator of Asadollah Lajevardi.
Mohammad Esmail Shoushtari, cleric, born in Qouchan (Khorasan province) in 1949. Left high school education and started formal religious education. Involved in Central Revolutionary Court as one of their main prosecutors. Director of the prisons organization (1988-89). Friday prayer leader of Shirvan, Khorassan Province. Deputy in the first and second terms of the Majlis. Member of Majlis commission for judicial affairs. Their Minister of Justice.
Hossein Moussavi-Tabrizi Cleric, Revolution’s General Public- Prosecutor 1981-1995. Revolutions Tabriz Public Prosecutor 1979-1981. Member of the Combatant Clerical Assembly. Responsible for torture and execution of thousands of freedom loving Iranians during the past 25 years.
Mohammad-Reza Naghdi (Shams) Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General, high-ranking member of the chief of staff of the Revolutionary Guards. In that capacity he played an important role in the assassinations of opponents of the regime abroad. His name is widely associated with acts of torture against the former Tehran Mayor as well as in regard to his private place of torture and involvement in the rape of young girls. Presently he works in the office of the chief of staff of the armed forces.
Elias Mahmoudi, Former officer of the Gendarmerie. In the past he had acted as the Head of Security office of the judicial branch of the government. After the revolution he has acted as interrogator and investigator of the Revolutionary Courts. As a deputy to Mohammad Mohammadi Rayshahri in the military public prosecutor’s office he has played an active role in commission of acts of torture against hundreds of members of the ground and air force personnel. For many years he has held key positions in the army’s public prosecutor office and in various military tribunals.
Ebrahim Yazdi, Very close collaboration with Khomeini during the first years after the 1979 uprising and one of the godfathers of the Revolutionary Guards. Secretly worked as the first revolutionary prosecutor and judge for several months after the revolution (organized, operated and fixed the late Hovayda’s trial as well as some others). Other roles include: Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Revolutionary Affairs (late 1979), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Member of Islamic Parliament(1980-84), Head of Keyhan (government sponsored publishing group), Head of the Iran Liberation Movement (since 1992). Currently pretending to oppose the Mullah regime he helped create. Trained with Palestinian guerillas.

Safar Herandi, Deputy to Hussein Shariatmadari.

___________________________________________________________________________ IMPORTANT NOTICE

At this time, Activistchat.com is in the midst of compilation of information and documentation, including pictures videos, voice recordings, CD's and... for presentation to the competent tribunals of the western countries, regarding the international crimes instigated, planned, ordered to be carried out or committed against Iranians and others living in Iran and abroad since March 1979.

Given acquiring sufficient funding from the Iranians at home and abroad, they will engage reputable law firms and prepare the grounds to go after them as soon they land in Europe or possibly even in the U.S. Of course wearing the mantle of the "President" as does Ahmadi-Nejad, will make the task much harder but it is a great humanitarian challenge worth trying.

For everything in the world there is always "a first time". Those individuals, at present, in order of priority include, but not limited, to the following:
1- Ali-Akbar Bahremani (known as Hashemi Rafsanjani)
2- Ali Khamenei
3- Saeed Mortazavi
4- Hashem Shahroudi
5- Ahmad Janati
6- Hussein Shariatmadari
7- Ali Falahiyan
8- Ali Yunessi
9- Hussein Shariatmadari
10- Yahya Rahim-Safavi
11- Ebrahim Ghalibaf
12- Ali Akbar Velayati
13- Mohammad-Bagher Zolghadr
14- Mohammad Mohammadi Reyshahri
15- Mohammad Hejazi
16- Mohsen Rezaee
17- Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi
18- Mostafa Mirhashem
19- Abdolkarim Moussavi-Ardebili
20- Abass Vaezi
21- Mohsen Rafighdoust
22 - Ebrahim Yazdi
23 - Ali Akbar Velayati

Saturday, May 27, 2006


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Thursday, May 25, 2006


More and more visitors from all over the world, including Iran, are visiting this young site and often spend an hour or more reading the articles. My writing and posting has tended to be sporadic as time permitted but I have articles in the works for the Home Page where I post the longer articles/analyses. As well as a ton of collected newsworthy information that I shall be adding to the Latest News Briefs (link in the left hand column). Please always check there, too, when you visit. I plan to increasingly add videos and graphics fairly regularly to the two sites (again links in the left hand columnn) Please be patient and drop by often - as some of you do. I try to earn a living in an irregular hours "day job" and also write articles - as well as polishing/editing some screenplays I have written. Four good ones on hand: a political action adventure addressing some current situations, a high concept girl and dog in Beverly Hills story, another action drama based on an accidental miracle oil additive and a satyrical romantic comedy on a strange Pacific Island. Also a trilogy covering 3,000 years of mankind called "History of the Future" skeletoned but not yet fleshed out. Please pass on this site to your friends and if you have a website, blog or have a friend who does, I would apreciate you sending on the HTML code for the the graphic link illustrated below. With my limited HTML knowledge, to make the needed code to reproduce here instead of creating or showing a second "eye" link I have had to remove a couple of small items: 1. The first line should be 'center' with a '<' and '>' at either end of the word.

2. There should be a '<' immediately before the next letter 'a'

3. There should be a '<' right before 'img' and the space after the previous text deleted

4. The space right after the '<' before the '/' of the final 'center' needs to be deleted.

<> a href="http://www.antimullah.com"> img alt="AntiMullah.com" src="http://static.flickr.com/51/143831279_300345183b.jpg?v=0" border="0" />< /center> This results in this link:


Wednesday, May 10, 2006


CAN OIL BECOME THE NEW RESERVE "CURRENCY" & DESTROY THE U.S. DOLLAR? Will Iran accelerate the process? The simple questions require complex thought with a variety of factors all pulling at the world's tapestry - along myriad threads of the weave and waft. The follow-up question becomes "will it really matter?" The question arises from Iran's announcement a year ago that an Iran Oil Bourse – IOB (Exchange) would be operational by March 2006 and trade in crude oil, refined petroleum products and petrochemicals, making Iran the hub of oil deals for the region. Experts from the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) and New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) have apparently confirmed the feasibility of the project. Since Dubai, a member of the United Arab Emirates structure in the Persian Gulf has tried and so far failed to create a similar Exchange, does this project really matter? Did hurricane Katrina matter? As one erudite thinker stated "a boom and modern renewal disaster inevitably follows for the distressed region. There has always been a silver lining". But what if several Katrinas with wider paths, hit at around the same time, reaching much, much farther inland, all the way up America? Could she handle it? Hurricane Katrina's current visuals and reporting on TV provide an easy mental backdrop for what could happen in a more extensive natural or man-made disaster – including a financial disaster similar to the Great American Depression of the 1920s and 1930s. Memories of the recent Asian Tsunami devastation notch the picture closer to what might happen. With any major change or upheaval, created by Nature or by man, the environmental and political circumstances and the people involved create the results passed on to their citizens or globally. Hopeless and destitute people, faced with no financial future they could handle, jumped off buildings in the Great Depression. In New Orleans, some police officers committed suicide or handed in their badges when faced with a choice of first looking after their own families or helping others. The human factor plays a key role in how events transpire. As with Katrina, where pundits had warned for decades of the consequences of the breaching of the levies and flooding of New Orleans, on the highest economic levels, top of the field experts like Warren Buffet, George Soros and a variety of topnotch think tanks all currently warn of an impending crash of the U.S. Dollar. Even former U.S. Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has stated that he estimated a dollar crash in the next five years to have a 75% likelihood. Buffet and Soros have put billions of dollars at risk toward being right about their prediction, not just words. In addition, in his bet against the dollar, Soros recently took a beating when the dollar suddenly shot up over the Euro in what most market experts describe as a short-lived blip and not a trend. Yet he still bets "against" the dollar. Something about currencies must matter relative to the Iranian Oil Exchange coming into existence when Heydar Mostakhdemin-Hosseini of Iran's Stock Exchange Council moved on September 7th, 2005, to calm global fears about this Exchange dealing in Euros rather than Dollars. He tried to smooth out the new President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad's bombshell statement of his intent to deal oil in Euros as well as creating huge oil and natural gas barter deals with China, India and other growing users of petroleum products. And diverting Iranian oil sold to Japan and sending it to China instead. Because no immediate alternative exists to the dollar as the worldwide reserve currency, common wisdom of economists, relative to currency market values, has been to let matters alone as they "always self-correct" and absorb fluctuations. While Soros can be accused of manipulating the currency market for his own profit, he takes strong issue with the above laissez-faire approach, though it might serve him well. Commonsensical self-interest by the world economies to maintain a stable dollar and protect global trade and commodity markets – and until recently a relatively low price of oil – has combined to keep the dollar in its position of primary reserve currency. The August 2005 takeover of the Islamic government in Iran by fundamentalist military people, which some call the "third" revolution, meaning not by students or Reformists but by the Revolutionary Guard, skews potential Iranian activity and methods away from anything resembling common sense. A glut of dollar holdings by Central Banks and among Asian lenders plus the current low interest rate offered to investor/lenders by the USA has put the dollar in jeopardy for some time. Including, potentially, by some inexperienced Third World central bank employee, who seeing an over stock of dollars in the bank's currency portfolio, decides to diversify his holdings. That imaginary person then puts several billion dollars on the market and triggers a panic sell-off by everyone else – similar to a run on a bank - because the first seller will receive full current value, the later ones will be lucky not to lose bankrupting fortunes. Unless, like Soros, you bet against the dollar. A twitching finger on currency's hair-trigger can shoot down the dollar without any purposeful ill intent. Most estimates place the likely drop at a rapid 50% loss in value for a presently 40% overvalued Dollar. Not too long ago, a mid-level official of the Korean Central bank casually mentioned currency "diversification" at an obscure lunch. The US Stock Market fell by 100 points in 15 minutes, because of an implied desire for Korea to decrease its dollar holdings. What would the drop have been had he actually sold dollars? When Long Term Capital Management, a hedge fund of derivatives – something fully understood by probably less than half a dozen people in the world – failed, US Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan had to help bail it out to save the dollar and the US economy. This fund had Nobel Prize winning economists writing their trading algorithms and top-drawer traders involved and still went down in flames. What about the expertise level of other hedge funds trading daily in the USA - approaching some 8,000 in number? About $6,000 Billion worth of derivatives (easier to conceptualize as "huge" instead of a mere "six trillion"), trade on the international market – daily - so the already built-in prospect of disaster surpasses all possible safety factors. Compare this daily amount to the annual USA national Budget of approximately $2,350 Billion (2.35 trillion) in expenditures and $1,900 Billion (less than two trillion) of revenues. The deficit between revenue and expenditure amounts automatically endangers the value of the dollar as we borrow the difference by selling Treasury Bonds and contract other loan instruments. Moreover, we pay interest on the loans. Most pundits encourage people not to worry, despite the teeter-tottering position of the dollar, since compensating factors tend to mitigate or diminish the dangers, even in an artificially stable profile. Into this at best "delicately balanced" economical environment, introduce an ever more openly hostile Iran with a new President, Ahmadi-Nejad at the helm, whose view of the world and Islam and the West differs from what we have preciously faced, uncomfortable as it was with the Ayatollahs, except during the time of direct rule by Khomeini himself. Among the forces in play in a potential change of the global dollar status are the psychologies or personalities of key players. Their perception of the best interests of their countries – as felt by them - not as we hope and wish them to perceive matters. An outline encapsulation of Ahmadi-Nejad's almost certain inner character and psychology would offer the following important input into analysis: 1. Coming from the humblest of beginnings and extreme poverty in Iran, presently an income of less than a dollar a day for much of the country, he would barely have accumulated, even today, an objective economical overview of national Iranian matters let alone international ones – including the connectivity and interaction of the global societies and economy. 2. He was born into poor circumstances at a time when prosperity and freedom to thrive were rampant under the late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Growing up in his personally deprived environment, the general cultural and fervent religious mindsets and traditions of the poorer classes in Iran would definitely influence his formative childhood years and youth. Including the anti-Shah sentiments of the clergy and bazaar merchants, during his mid-teens, bringing Ayatollah Rouhallah (Spirit of Allah) Khomeini to power. 3. His lifestyle in his early years would be minimalist. His humble abode may not have had piped water nor an indoor toilet. Most likely, the family, neighbors and equals, would temporarily spread a tablecloth on the floor for meals, drink out of a communal bowl, eat with their hands, using unleavened bread to scoop up food instead of utensils and sleep on the floor, rolling up the bedding against the walls in the morning to make room for family activity. They would bathe and change their underwear once a week, usually on Thursdays, when men were encouraged to perform their sexual duties to their wives. Vast majorities of the poorer and provincial families in Iran still live like this and the life style descriptions illustrate the quantum leap needed for the new President – or the Iranian population - to relate to Western ways and thoughts. The world still pictures Iranians based on whom they meet in their countries, usually refugees from the Islamic takeover or from the prior, more modernized representatives or citizens of Iran at the time of the late Shah. The Mullahs themselves come from the same lower class social and lifestyle origins and their psychology has emanated from there, too. Until stolen riches during the past quarter of a century of corruption turned them into an "uneducated, uncultured upper class" living in mansions and palaces, instead of the hovels from which, for the most part, they originated. 4. When Khomeini took over in Iran, he ordered desks and chairs to be removed form government offices – since if he had sat all his life on the floor on a cushion so could his government; obviously finding an ardent follower in teen-age Ahmadi-Nejad, who still holds Khomeini up as his hero and philosophical guide. 5. Khomeini's worldview of Islam governing and dominating the world autocratically and dictatorially clearly appeals to the new President as evidenced by a recent comment that "Ayatollah Khomeini did not create a revolution to bring Democracy". He appears to have been comfortable with Khomeini's statement in early days that there was no need for a Ministry of Justice. "Anyone who opposes me (Khomeini) opposes Allah and must be killed on the spot. So why complicate everything with any other system of law or justice except what I find and personally interpret in the Koran?" 6. Ahmadi-Nejad's choice of a Spartan, not highly paid, military career filled with Islamic prayer and rhetoric would point to an autocratic "give and take orders" mindset without too much collateral reasoning and his studies at the Institute of Science would also tend toward a rigid thought process of science. 7. His resentment of wealth would make him a true populist, angered by the rich, prosperous at the time of the Shah, leaving him loyal to his religious mentor, Khomeini's "sit on the floor" ideals. Resentment increased after the revolution at seeing the ongoing corruption of the Ayatollahs in power and their claws digging into all revenue channels. 8. To give him his due, the new President proved himself a reasonably good manager as Mayor of Tehran, the highest position of responsibility he held in government other than whatever he did within his military environment. The new mayor, however, describes residents of Tehran, the capital city, as "not living here, just enduring it". Nevertheless, coupled to a Napoleonic complex likely to flourish in this man of short stature, the prospect of his having a good grasp of or even a desire to understand the rest of the world is slim. After all, foreigners are infidels and other than enemies to destroy have nothing worthwhile for him to emulate. Persians explain the complex of short men by warning that they are the same height as all of us but the rest is hidden underground and a hidden danger. Personal characteristics become an imperative consideration when evaluating Iran's forthcoming role in oil and the global economy through implementation of the new oil exchange. We tend to think of others as generally similar to ourselves and wrongly start our analytical minds from there, failing to see underlying reasons for otherwise unbelievable or inexplicable actions and thought processes. Iran's ability – beyond intense philosophical hostility - to influence or trigger a sharp decline or total depression of the world's economy and crashing it around everyone's ears, has more of a catalytic nature than a powerful proactive one, taking advantage of pre-existing physical and psychological factors, such as: 1. The ongoing vulnerability of the dollar as the world's prime reserve currency, noting how easily a sudden swing or change could devalue it. 2. The exponential increase of petroleum and natural gas consumption by high population, rapidly industrializing, countries like India and China. 3. The willingness of the mostly Islamic oil producing countries to adopt an anti-USA profile – covertly or overtly – to survive themselves or avoid fundamental Islamic terrorist attacks on their own autocratic governments. In addition, a desire to increase the windfall profits of higher oil revenues either achieved by price hikes or perhaps by a link to the Euro compared to a weakening US Dollar. 4. The fear and apprehension of non-Islamic countries, some of them like Britain or Norway, also oil producers, over the rising discontent or civil disobedience within their Moslem populations. This results in reluctance to confront or annoy them politically or socially. Meanwhile, strident Wahabbi or Salafist preachers abuse the freedoms in their host countries to encourage death and destruction onto Westerners and their property. Without thought to the wounds they would inflict on themselves in the process. Ahmadi-Nejad's thought process would echo this. In the USA, constitutional rights, increasingly politically liberal judges, activist social power centers like the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), political correctness to an extreme, supported by a left leaning Main Stream Media, all exacerbate the situation. Energy, required for defending America or opposing countries like Iran, ends up squandered on internal political challenges and sniping than on direct security and war on terrorism. In the end, often preventing and sabotaging active and effective counter-measures against either terrorist or economical disaster. In Europe, the recent London bombings, murder of a Dutch descendant of painter Van Gogh and the ever-rising threat from Islamic leaders of former Yugoslavian territories, acting on behalf of Al Qaeda, have begun to reverse liberal attitudes and laws. Britain, with a previously "cradle to grave" socially structured approach to government has now put in place comparatively draconian measures and statutes out of self-protection. 5. "Old Europe" governments, with France predominantly at the helm or pulling strings, resent loss of old glory and superpower status to, in their eyes, an uncouth nation like America and hold little love for the country which took away the corrupt billions of oil for food revenues from their banks and national budgets. In addition, the USA refused to accommodate their wishes by unilaterally, so to speak, taking down Saddam Hussein. Having lost Iraqi revenues, France and Germany still insist on accommodating the Islamic regime in Iran for purely financial reasons, such as multi-billion dollar rail projects and petroleum related contracts. Even Britain, a staunch ally, has tried to negotiate the impossible with Iran to receive a more than welcome income. All three overlook reality. Moreover, tacitly support anti-USA trends under the guise of diplomacy, which they knew in advance, could not work, but prevent an easy confrontation of the issues. 6. President Vladimir Putin of Russia emits similar regrets, of a former superpower leader, as he was in the Soviet Union and the loss of revenues from Iraq. His recent government restructuring toward the good old days has finally forced him to deny he wants to create a Soviet style autocracy. Unlike Europe, that has no worry about losing the USA market for his exports if the value of the dollar drops and the Euro rises. Russia selling very little to America will benefit from a change from the dollar as the primary oil currency. Thus selling vast Russian crude oil capacity and reserves at a higher income rate than the dollar provides. Moreover, giving a satisfying poke in the eye of a former enemy without receiving blame; a lingering pleasure dating to the days when he headed the Soviet KGB. 7. Intentional harm to the USA by leaders like Chavez of Venezuela, who threatens to divert the two daily oil tankers Venezuela sends to US shores to China instead, or Iran's announced redirection of oil previously sent to Japan also to China, provide examples of economically painful punishment or retaliation that can be meted out directly and indirectly. Iran's ploy kills two birds with one stone: hurt a strong, totally oil-import reliant Western ally like Japan and encourage China's veto power at the UN to take Iran's side in future non-proliferation discussions at the Security Council. 8. Increasingly thirsty for oil and natural gas for its industries, China has moments of multiple personality disorder despite natural Chinese multi-tasking abilities. It has to balance out its own currency status, presently directly linked to the dollar, a desire to clinch deals, barter or otherwise, with Iran for oil and natural gas and a concern about the effects of unlinking of the dollar as the primary oil currency on the USA market, to which so much of their exports find their way. At the same time, with probably dubious results from floating the Chinese Yuan conflicting with negative production costs if their currency stays fixed to the dollar, the Chinese have major unemployment dilemmas to resolve. Among these comes the prominent need to find work for vast rural populations and occupy the minds and energies of out of work homeland migrants to the cities. Negative production comes about if the Chinese insist on of linking the Yuan the Dollar – after the Dollar falls. The cost of raw materials they need to manufacture goods they sell to the USA could eventually be higher than the value of the dollars they receive. To create jobs and deal with currency factors, the Chinese have started building huge oil reserve tank farms with a primary aim of controlling or leveling peaks in oil prices. Although it could take as long as a decade to complete this project, it becomes another factor in turning oil rather than dollars or even the Euro into the "prime reserve currency". As a proponent, supporter and financier of anti-Western religious Islamic fervor, Iran receives support even from the Sunnis, who normally consider the Shia Moslem Iranians as infidels and non-believers. The newly "elected" or more accurately "selected" Iranian President and his cabinet, secular though they may outwardly be, have tightened the imposition of strict Islamic code and mores on their population and garnered additional support for their actions from international Islamic groups or adherents such as the Afghan Taliban. This new government of mostly former or active Revolutionary Guard members and the Bassij (an organization created to act as enforcers by Khomeini, which, in the last few weeks, has received vastly expanded powers to attack and suppress) holds little or no regard for the welfare of the world and the family of nations. Ahmadi-Nejad would prefer to be famous for crashing the world economy and destituting all civilized countries than for praise for a measured global commonsense approach to politics and economics. Imposing Islam on a socially and financially staggered or crushed global community would be easier to accomplish and make him a hero in the history of Islam. Specially, when the crash would bring Iran, with a wealth of oil and natural gas reserves with which to barter to the fore, in a future scenario where money or currency might have no value, probably as a new superpower. A superpower additionally backed by nuclear weapons that the West would not be able to prevent Iran from making and deploying. Poorer Islamic and Third World nations, used to living off their land and internal production, will suddenly find themselves better off than the Western nations who offer services and technology instead of tangible assets for trade. They will eagerly support Iran for their potential rise in a suddenly reversed, upside-down world. As a whole, Iran can be counted on to behave in a totally selfish, irrational to Western logic, manner without consideration of the well being of other nations or the misery that might be caused by the crash of the dollar. Ahmadi-Nejad will feel he has vindicated the ideals of his mentor Khomeini and justified the support of the person behind his rise to power – Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi – himself a full-fledged follower of Khomeini's philosophy of exporting Islam to rule the world. Ayatollah Yazdi considers the current Supreme Ruler, Ali Khamenei, an upstart and devoid of any clerical or religious qualifications, changing Khamenei's alliance to the hard core military government, with which he allied himself out of necessity more than desire, into only a temporary delay in being removed from power. While many would agree with the criticism, it does appear to be a pot calling the kettle black. Khamenei's response to this danger has been to appoint a military man from the Shah's era to head the Armed Forces and obstruct the Revolutionary Guard clique, which Ahmadi-Nejad has brought to power. Naysayers offer several reasons to dispute the likelihood of Iran succeeding, willingly or unintentionally from crashing the dollar and the consequent 1920s and 1930s style depression of the USA sweeping the whole world. Primarily, logical minds cannot envisage nor conceive of a nation, even Iran, cutting off its nose to spite its face as crashing the dollar would generally do to most of the world. Forgetting, however, Iran would emerge smelling of roses and financially stronger than the rest of the world. Iran's determined ability to ignore any internal demands and suppress their population also removes one tool the West could use to weaken or hamper Iran. Economists equally scoff at the currency market being unable to right itself in the face of fluctuations if left to its own devices. Equally overlooking the fragility of the dollar and the lack of any desire or motivation by the new Iranian government to assist in an adjustment and help prevent global economic mayhem. The lack of success of the UAE through Dubai to form a successful Oil Exchange fails to address the same criteria of Iran's readiness to sacrifice anyone and anything to succeed and additionally having far greater reserves with which to accomplish their ends without hurting their own revenues now that oil prices have risen so high. A more realistic argument posits that the Iranian oil fields are old and require huge investments to continue production or to keep them at anywhere near current levels. New oil fields will take time to bring online and curtail the speed of Iran's actions. In addition, Iran's natural gas fields, the second largest reserve in the world after Russia, have yet to be developed fully and cannot provide a big enough supply to make a significant difference in the markets. Left out of the thought equation of actual production targets here is that oil is not the principle factor but oil-currency will be. Even with the infighting already underway in Iran among the Mullahs jockeying for position or survival, the new hardnosed military regime and various other parties at the table, like the Ministry of Oil, practical ways of preventing Iran from accomplishing global currency upheaval has been beyond the ability of any scenarios offered up. Other than a Nagasaki/Hiroshima destruction of the Islamic regime in the form of either the clerical or semi-secular guise it now has. Unfortunately, Americans as a nation, tend to refuse to take firm action until disaster strikes making preventive measures difficult to put into place. Assuming that any measures would suffice, which many have begun to doubt they would. Declines in the value of the dollar would make US Treasury Bonds harder to sell, to finance deficit spending, requiring raising interest rates to attract investors, - immediately raising US national debt payments and depleting the Federal Budget even more. Higher interest rates would slow economic growth with declines in the Stock Market and Real Estate – potentially creating Stagflation (inflation during a stagnant growth). One disbeliever in the potential dire straits of a dollar crash and loss of value stated that there would be no negative effect since the national debt would also be paid in devalued dollars. Perhaps he never encountered or heard of banks suddenly raising the interest rate on a credit card's outstanding balance from below ten percent to 30% overnight, if they could show a couple of late payments or decided the credit rating of the card holder was below what they desired. Similarly, investors in the US economy through Treasury Bonds or other financial instruments, including the Stock Exchange would not tolerate a reduction of profit or equity from a suddenly greatly lower valued dollar. The mildest example of what to expect with mildness perhaps possible only if the transitional devaluation of the dollar takes a slow downward spiral instead of a sudden fall, would be a repeat – with more severity - of the Jimmy Carter administration era: 1. Interest rates were so high nobody could afford to finance a house, so this market sector, like many other big-ticket items such as automobiles, slowed to almost a halt in some instances. 2. Grocery items had multiple superimposed price stickers as the cost of goods rose faster than they were bought. Imported retail merchandise normally sells or gets distributed through national chains like Walmart or food chains, so a drop in the dollar makes these more expensive for the buyer and leads to layoffs as the retail chains find their sales volumes and profit margins eroded. 3. The price of energy shot up so much people resorted to wood burning stoves to stay warm at a price they could afford. The quality of life went down. 4. People on fixed incomes could no longer afford to live and the more solvent could not keep abreast of rising prices and interest rates. A drop in the dollar immediately cuts into the value of saved money. 5. Running a business became almost impossible as the price of goods and materials skyrocketed. Sales to a greatly less solvent market plummeted and marketing assumptions needed for advertising, budgeting and planning became wild guesses at best. What might happen if the dollar devalued rapidly? Any potential benefits of a fast drop in the dollar, American goods being less expensive to manufacture, leading to increased exports, or tourism income rising from cheaper vacations inside the USA would be short lived as the infrastructure collapses into bankruptcy, disrepair or become too expensive for anyone, including the government, to operate. There would be no public transportation, no hotels and no restaurants. If the actions of some of our citizens in reaction to Katrina are anything to go by, the USA will become less safe than Iraq. Neighborhoods would become armed camps protecting whatever food and material reserves they had against visitors of any kind – domestic or from overseas. The potential return of outsourced jobs to the USA when domestic manufacturing becomes less expensive, as a benefit of a lower dollar, becomes spurious hopefulness when we ask, "return to what?" To a bankrupt economy unable to bear their weight or to operate within non-functioning infrastructure and unemployment not seen even in the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s? Third World countries would be financial paradise compared to the American domestic situation. Iran would most likely intentionally sabotage any chance of stability and adjustment with an unstoppable vehicle with which to achieve this end. Their newfound nuclear deterrent would discourage use of force against them. Unless someone will act before they have operational weapons of mass destruction. Otherwise, Iran can throw the USA and the world into the tribulations of the Weimar Republic of Germany after World War I. High inflation and interest rates drove the value of the Mark into the ground and allowed Hitler to present himself as a possible savior. In the present scenario, unlinking of the Dollar as the primary currency for oil purchases creates the same outcome. Or worse. To provide an adequate cash flow to the working class, Hitler promised to pay them once a week, then twice a week, then once a day. When this failed, he allowed workers two hours off work every day to trundle wheelbarrows full of German currency, which barely sufficed to buy a loaf of bread. To deny history repeating itself ever more forcefully with Ahmadi-Nejat filling in for Hitler, suggests an ostrich head forced into the sand and a refusal to have to counteract an indescribable menace beyond Western logic but totally in alignment with Islamic fervor and more often than not totally destructively constructed plans and emotions.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


IF YOU HAVE ALREADY READ THE FIRST PART ON REGIME CHANGE IRAN OR ELSEWHERE, SCROLL DOWN TO "COMMENT" AND CONTINUE READING - or reread the opening article to see annotations on the various matters raised by the Sheikh.

In a lecture that touched on the meaning of jihad, a leading Saudi cleric declared the United States is collapsing and Muslims must patiently await their ultimate victory.

Sheik Nasser bin Suleiman Al-Omar said in remarks broadcast on the Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera April 19, "The Islamic nation now faces a great phase of jihad," according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.

Referring to sacred Muslim writings that accompany the Quran, the sheik said "Whoever is familiar with the Sunna and the Hadith knows that a battle against the enemies of Allah awaits on the horizon, in which the Muslims will be victorious. This is confirmed by the reliable hadiths, as well as by reality."

Jihad is now taking place in Afghanistan, "Palestine," Iraq, Chechnya, Kashmir and the Philippines, he said.

Meanwhile, the sheik asserted to his audience, love for America is "now disappearing from the hearts, within America itself and elsewhere, whereas Islam is growing even within America, my brothers." (Must be referring to the self-loathing, blame America first, liberal Democrats and the Main Stream Media).

"Islam is making steady progress in America," Al-Omar said. "Twenty-five thousand people have converted to Islam every year since 9-11, and an even larger figure was mentioned in the New York Times." (Without fear of retribution from the authorities - unlike Moslems converting away from Islam).

The sheik cited a report "submitted by the American intelligence to the American officials, regarding the religion of Islam, which some think is defeated or weak today," saying Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and Muslims soon will become one-third of the world's population.

He quoted a "U.S. Congressman John Morlan" (probably means Moran, a bleeding heart nutcase), there is no representative by that name, who supposedly said: "The 21st century is the century of Islam, which will offer an opportunity for peace in the world." (As currently imposed at the end of a hangman's rope, torture, lashings, imprisonment and other violent coercion - be peaceful or die at Islam's hands!)

The sheik added: "There is no doubt that it is Islam that will bring peace, and not the U.N., America, Russia, or anyone else."

Interviewed for a PBS "Frontline" documentary on the House of Saud in December 2004, Al-Omar opposed the rewriting of Saudi religious textbooks to eliminate anti-Western, anti-Jewish teachings, and he was one of 26 prominent Saudi clerics who signed a fatwa saying Iraqis should rise up and oppose the Americans in Iraq.

In the Al Jazeera lecture, turning to Iraq, Al-Omar said that with its casualties, "America is now in a predicament."

"You follow the media. America is looking for a way out," he said.

"Yes, I am aware of the harsh reality. I am aware of what is happening to our Muslim brothers in Iraq, and I'm referring especially to the Sunni Arabs, against whom all have conspired and who have been deserted by their closest friends. (What does he expect after they kill their fellow Sunnis, then Shia Moslems and lastly the Coalition forces).

The sheik claimed American reports of the number of casualties in Iraq, about 2,000, are false. He cited "one of the news agencies" and "several of Iraq's religious scholars" who claim there have been more than 40,000 American and Western casualties in three years. (He reports, you decide).

Al-Omar said Americans are dumping their casualties in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, prompting Iraqi scholars to ask him for a fatwa. (Now he gets really weird and shows how little he understands American families, who demand the return of their loved ones and would notice when one third of our forces seem to vanish into the river).

The sheik explained: "Because there were so many casualties, the Americans began to throw them into the Tigris and the Euphrates.

The fish have eaten from the flesh of the American and have gotten fat. Are we permitted to eat these fish or not?' Yes. (Second hand cannibalism's OK but you cannot eat shellfish or lobsters). This is the truth, brothers." Al-Omar said the "Islamic nation now faces a great phase of jihad, unlike anything we knew 50 years ago."

Fifty years ago, jihad was attributed only to a few individuals in Palestine and in some other Muslims areas, he said, but "following the events of Afghanistan, the nation has embraced jihad. Young and old, men and women - everyone is talking about jihad."

Some young Muslims today, however, because of their "love for jihad," are getting involved in conflicts that are not properly jihad, he said, adding all these minor battles, which took place in certain Muslim countries, only delay the victory."

"This diverts the strife and calamity into the lands of the Muslims, instead of aiming them directly at the enemies," he said.

In a June 13, 2004, interview with Al-Majd television, Al-Omar said America is collapsing from within." (From the view presented by Main Stream Media and loath-America voices inside our country, his conclusion has logic to it).

"Where are America's principles of justice and democracy?" he asked. " … Is America now, with its reputation and status, the same America of 30 years ago – the source of hope for many people?" (More likely if we did not have to deal with your Jihadists and the oppression of people by Islam to force them to behave in an uniform way, just as the atheist Communism did their populaces. Islam seems to have taken a page from that book with an "ism" of its own, like Fascism).

Islam is "advancing according to a steady plan," the sheik said, "to the point that tens of thousands of Muslims have joined the American army and Islam is the second largest religion in America." (Compared to 90% Christianity, second biggest does not mean much - except to fervent listeners of this lecturer who do not have all the facts and fall for statistical misdirected slogans).

NOTE: Nearly 1.5 million Africans have renounced Islam in the past year and chosen other religions.

"Today," he said, "America is defeated. I have no doubt, not even for a minute, that America is on its way to destruction." (He has been reading the New York Times and Washington Post again).

But the United States "will be destroyed gradually," he said, requiring Muslims to be "patient." MEMRI recently reported Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi declared in a speech aired on Al Jazeera that Islam will take over Europe without violent force within a few decades. (Sadly, he is coming closer to reality here).

"We have 50 million Muslims in Europe," Gadhafi said. "There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe – without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades." (Spain already surrendered after the railway bombings and France with a 20% Moslem population can either act firmly and defensively or burn, then surrender. Some schools in Sweden do not have a single ethnic Swedtheirthier classes - not one!)


The enemy reads bleeding heart liberals and self-destructive Democrats and weak-kneed EU authorities better than we read the enemy.

Cannot all of us see the underlying potential truth in this man's comments, unpleasant as they may be to our dignity?

Does not the illegal immigrant growth and pressure - here in the USA and in Europe - and the greater reproduction rate that swells their ranks not clearly indicate the danger of leaving Islam alone and appeasing or negotiating?

Will we only react in a few decades when Americans getting off an aircraft in Europe have to wear Moslem attire or even Burkhas?

Or in Canada? Or in some of our own cities and regions?

Wake up world! Smell the danger and DO something about it, instead of stirring the silt in the cesspools that grow and fester among and around us and will eventually suffocate us.

Moslems can be great people individually but Islam is not a religion, it is a political "ism" just like fascism.

This WAR is for REAL!

To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it.

Our country is now facing the most serious threat to its existence, as we know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and mine (which includes WWII).

The deadly seriousness is greatly compounded by the fact that there are very few of us who think we can possibly lose this war and even fewer who realize what losing really means.

First, let's examine a few basics:

1. When did the threat to us start? Many will say September 11, 2001.

The answer as far as the United States is concerned is 1979 - 22 years prior to September 2001, with the following attacks on us:

* Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979;

* Beirut, Lebanon Embassy 1983;

* Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983;

* Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New York 1988;

* First New York World Trade Center attack 1993;

* Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers Military complex 1996;

* Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy 1998;

* Dares Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy 1998;

* Aden, Yemen USS Cole 2000;

* New York World Trade Center 2001;

* Pentagon 2001. (Note that during the period from 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581 terrorist attacks worldwide).

2 - Why were we attacked?

Envy of our position, our success, and our freedoms. The attacks happened during the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2.

We cannot simply fault either the Republicans or Democrats as there were no provocations by any of the presidents or their immediate predecessors.

3. Who were the attackers?

In each case, the attacks on the US were carried out by Muslims.

4. What is the Muslim population of the World?

25%. i.e. 1,200,000,000. (That is 1,200 million.)

5. Isn't the Muslim Religion peaceful?

Hopefully, but that is really not material. There is no doubt that the predominately Christian population of Germany was peaceful, but under the dictatorial leadership of Hitler (who was also "Christian"), that made no difference.

You either went along with the administration or you were eliminated.

There were 5 to 6 million Christians killed by the Nazis for political reasons (including 7,000 Polish priests). (see http://www.nazis.testimony.co.uk/7-a.htm ).

Thus, almost the same number of Christians were killed by the Nazis, as the six million holocaust Jews who were killed by them, and we seldom heard of anything other than the Jewish atrocities. (Just as we do not hear of most of the atrocities by Moslems of Moslems).

Although Hitler kept the world focused on the Jews, he had no hesitancy about killing anyone who got in his way of exterminating the Jews or of taking over the world - German, Christian or any others. (The same policy applies to Islam, specially the Velayat Faghih version of Rouhollah Khomeini, who will maim and execute to enforce his "religious" authority).

Same with the Muslim terrorists. They focus the world on the US, but kill all in the way -- their own people or the Spanish, French or anyone else.

The point here is that just like the peaceful Germans were of no protection to anyone from the Nazis, no matter how many peaceful Muslims there may be, they are no protection for us from the terrorist Muslim leaders and what they are fanatically bent on doing -- by their own pronouncements -- killing all of us "infidels." I don't blame the peaceful Muslims. What would you do if the choice was shut up or die?

6. So whom are we at war with?

There is no way we can honestly respond that it is anyone other than the Muslim terrorists.

Trying to be politically correct and avoid verbalizing this conclusion can well be fatal. There is no way to win if you don't clearly recognize and articulate whom you are fighting.

So with that background, now to the two major questions:

1. Can we lose this war?

2. What does losing really mean?

If we are to win, we must clearly answer these two pivotal questions. We can definitely lose this war, and as anomalous as it may sound, the major reason we can lose is that so many of us simply do not fathom the answer to the second question - What does losing mean?

It would appear that a great many of us think that losing the war means hanging our heads, bringing the troops home and going on about our business, like post Vietnam. This is as far from the truth as one can get .

What losing really means is:

We would no longer be the premier country in the world. The attacks on us will not subside, but rather will steadily increase.

Remember, they want us dead, not just quiet.

If they had just wanted us quiet, they would not have produced an increasing series of attacks against us, over the past 18 years. The plan was clearly, for terrorist s to attack us, until we were neutered and submissive to them.

We would of course have no future support from other nations, for fear of reprisals and for the reason that they would see, how impotent we are and unable to help them.

Islam will pick off the other non-Muslim nations, one at a time. It will be increasingly easier for them.

They already hold Spain hostage. It doesn't matter whether it was right or wrong for Spain to withdraw its troops from Iraq. Spain did it because the Muslim terrorists bombed their train and told them to withdraw the troops. Anything else they want Spain to do will be done. Spain is finished.

The next will probably be France. Our one hope on France is that they might see the light and realize that if we don't win, they are finished too, in that they can't resist the Muslim terrorists without us.

However, it may already be too late for France. France is already 20% Muslim and fading fast!

If we lose the war, our production, income, exports and way of life will all vanish as we know it. After losing, who would trade or deal with us, if they were threatened by the Muslims?

If we can't stop the Muslims, how could anyone else? (Even dare to try!)

The Muslims fully know what is riding on this war, and therefore, are completely committed to winning, at any cost. We better know it too and be likewise committed to winning at any cost.

Why go on at such lengths about the results of losing? Simple. Until we recognize the costs of losing, we cannot unite and really put 100% of our thoughts and efforts into winning. And it is going to take that 100% effort to win.

So, how can we lose the war?

Again, the answer is simple. We can lose the war by "imploding."

That is, defeating ourselves by refusing to recognize the enemy and their purpose, and really digging in and lending full support to the war effort.

If we are united, there is no way that we can lose. If we continue to be divided, there is no way that we can win!

A few examples of how we simply don't comprehend the life and death seriousness of this situation.

President Bush selects Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation. Although all of the terrorist attacks were committed by Muslim men between 17 and 40 years of age, Secretary Mineta refuses to allow " profiling " .

Does that sound like we are taking this thing seriously? This is war! (as opposed to criminal conduct). For the duration we are going to have to give up some of the civil rights we have become accustomed to.

We had better be prepared to lose some of our civil rights temporarily or we will most certainly lose all of them permanently. (What kind of civil rights do you expect to have if Islam dominates the world and the USA)

And don't worry that it is a slippery slope. We gave up plenty of civil rights during WWII, and immediately restored them after the victory and in fact added many more since then.

Blame President Bush or President Clinton before him?

No, blame us the people for blithely assuming we can maintain all of our Political Correctness, and all of our civil rights during this conflict and have a clean, lawful, honorable war. None of those words apply to war. Get them out of your head.

Some have gone so far in their criticism of the war and/or the Administration that it almost seems they would literally like to see us lose.

This isn't because they are disloyal. It is because they just don't recognize what losing means, nor what it takes to win.

Nevertheless, that conduct of free expression gives the impression to the enemy that we are divided and weakening. It concerns our friends, and it does great damage to our cause.

Of more recent vintage, the uproar fueled by the politicians and media regarding the treatment of some prisoners of war, perhaps exemplifies this best.

We have recently had an issue involving the treatment of a few Muslim prisoners of war by a small group of our military police. These are the type of prisoners who just a few months ago were throwing their own people off buildings, cutting off their hands, cutting out their tongues and otherwise murdering their own people just for disagreeing with Saddam Hussein.

And just a few years ago these same type prisoners killed 400,000 of their own people for the same reason.

They are also the same type of enemy fighters, who recently were burning Americans, and dragging their charred corpses through the streets of Iraq.

And still more recently, the same type enemy that was and is providing videos to all news sources internationally, of the beheading of American prisoners they held. (See the Armstrong murder link on this site to get the message of their ice cold, vicious minds. Activities the liberal left wants to "protect" with our civilized, sane laws that have no meaning to the perpetrators of these horrific acts).

Compare this with some of our press and politicians, who for several days have thought and talked about nothing else but the "humiliation" of some Muslim prisoners -- not burning them, not dragging their charred corpses through the streets, not beheading them, but "humiliating" them.

Can this be for real? (Do they have any sense of proportion?)

The politicians and pundits have even talked of impeachment of the Secretary of Defense. If this doesn't show the complete lack of comprehension and understanding of the seriousness of the enemy we are fighting, the life and death struggle we are in and the disastrous results of losing this war, nothing can. (Does this not sound like cutting off your nose to spite your face -- help the enemy anyway we can - just to hit the Administration - without any realization of the hurt to themselves that that will follow their ignorance and stupidity?)

To bring our country to a virtual political standstill over this prisoner issue makes us look like Nero playing his fiddle as Rome burned -- totally oblivious to what is going on in the real world.

Neither we, nor any other country, can survive this internal strife.

Again, this does not always mean that some of our politicians or media people are disloyal. It simply means that they are absolutely oblivious to the magnitude, of the situation we are in and into which the Muslim terrorists have been pushing us, for many years. Usually because their experience is Statewide, perhaps Nationwide but rarely worldwide. And when it is global, tainted by their local neighborhood mindsets and limited knowledge of the cultures with which they deal.

Remember, the Muslim terrorists stated goal is to kill all infidels!

That translates into ALL non-Muslims ( and even many less fanatical Muslims of other denominations) not just in the United States, but throughout the world.

We are the last bastion of defense.

We have been criticized for many years as being " arrogant ". That charge is valid in at least one respect. We are arrogant in that we believe that we are so good, powerful and smart, that we can win the hearts and minds of all those who attack us, and that with both hands tied behind our back, we can defeat anything bad in the world! We can't!

If we don't recognize this, our nation as we know it will not survive, and no other free country in the world will survive if we are defeated.

And finally, name any Muslim countries throughout the world that allow freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, equal rights for anyone -- let alone everyone, equal status or any status for women, or that have been productive in one single way that contributes to the good of the world.

This has been a long way of saying that we must be united on this war or we will be relegated in the history books to the self-inflicted fall of the Roman Empire.

If, that is, the Muslim leaders will allow history books to be written or read.

If we don't win this war right now, keep a close eye on how the Muslims take over France in the next 5 years or less. They will continue to increase the Muslim population of France and continue to encroach little by little, on the established French traditions.

The French will be fighting among themselves, over what should or should not be done, which will continue to weaken them and keep them from any united resolve. Doesn't that sound eerily familiar?

Democracies don't have their freedoms taken away from them by some external military force. Instead, they give their freedoms away, politically correct piece, by politically correct piece.

And they are giving those freedoms away to those who have shown, worldwide, that they abhor freedom and will not apply it to you or even to themselves, once they are in power.

They have universally shown that when they have taken over, they then start brutally killing each other over who will be the few who control the masses.

Will we ever stop hearing from the politically correct, about the "peaceful Muslims"?

If we are united, there is no way that we can lose. Hopefully, after the elections, the factions in our country will begin to focus on the critical situation we are in, and will unite to save our country. It is your future we are talking about! Do whatever you can to preserve it. After reading the above, we all must do this not only for ourselves, but our children, our grandchildren, our country and the world.

Whether Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal or anything in between and that includes the Politicians and media of our country and the free world, if you want to be aroundremainemian free, wake up and smell the danger you so blithely ignore - to your own detriment!

Biblical Opinion

"Scattered into all the nations that make up the spiritual empire the Bible calls 'Babylon', the people of God have been held captive in a pagan environment.

This captivity became a key part of the mechanism for the rescue of God: "To Babylon you must go and there you will be rescued; there God will ransom you out of the power of your enemies." (Micah 4:10).

Pagan in its origination, Christ tried to cure the Roman empire and lead it to God. His disciples poured the Gospel of heaven inside its philosophic borders, filling the whole to overflowing.

This Christian attempt at cleansing Babylon met, at first, with immediate success. The infusion of the Gospel saved the captive children of God, but the healing of Babylon, itself, proved shortlived.

Like a cancer once in remission, paganism has quietly returned, suddenly turning metastatic in our day, and bringing western civilization immense notoriety in the modern world for a decadence unparalleled since the time of the Caesar's.

It's conversion to Christ is the proof of the mortal wound Jesus delivered to paganism -- the one described by John in the Book of Revelations -- and the western world's recent recant of that conversion, the wound's healing.

Rising up from the ashes of Sodom and Gomorrah, capitols of hedonism like 'Hollywood' and 'Las Vegas' now stand as sister-cities to their originals, and others just like them are rising up to dot the landscape of the nations of the western world.

Powered by people who hate Christ, these real-life 'Pottersville's' are enemies of everything the Bible stands for, and they are spewing out a satanic and godless filth that has covered the world like soot pouring up from a vast spiritual chimney rising up from the depths of the devil's Abyss.

As this empire's decadence grows, so, too, does a spiritual menace on the other side of the Euphrates river. It is growing there in response to the Bible's law.

The only thing that has kept this Persian giant in remission is faith in Christ.

With that now in freefall, Persia has awakened and has begun to break off its chains. Spiritually these two empires designate sin on the one side, and its scourge on the other.

In spiritual terms, Persia is the Bible's natural law -- a response built right into the creation as an answer to profligate behavior. It has nothing to do with the judgment. That comes later.

The tribulation and the judgment are completely different and are powered by entirely different entities. It is the Bible that brings the tribulation, because, as Jesus proved, its terms must be followed.

It is God that brings the Judgment and that will come after the tribulation has ended. Babylon is a conglomerate of nations buried in sinful conduct, while Persia is the destructive force that is destined to bring Babylon to its final ruin."