Title: HAS IRAN "IGNITED MANY FIRES" TO SET OFF MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL WAR?
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"TACTIC: LIGHTING MANY FIRES"
As American and British troops were building up to an attack in March, 2003, Iran suddenly sprang forth in a burst of frantic diplomacy with her Arab neighbors. In successive Daily News Updates throughout that March, we noted that high-ranking officials visited the capital cities of virtually all Arab nations in the Middle East. Then, on March 21, 2003, The Jerusalem Post published a story which publicized the reason for this frenetic diplomatic frenzy. Let us review this story:
NEWS BRIEF: "Iran Preparing To 'Light Many Fires' To Defeat The Americans", The Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2003
" 'The American Great Satan will never accept an Islamic system. It is coming to Iraq to complete its encirclement of our Islamic Republic before it moves against us. To help the Americans conquer Iraq easily would be suicidal for our revolution.' [Khamenei"s chief foreign policy adviser, former Iranian foreign minister Ali-Akbar Velayati]. Velayati claims that the US has two aims in the Middle East: preventing the destruction of the 'Zionist entity' and control of Arab oil."
"UNLIKE THE accommodationists who foresee an easy American victory, the confrontationists believe that US involvement in Iraq could become 'the beginning of its end.' He explains:
" 'Iraq is a swamp', Khamenei said in his address to the guards. 'The Great Satan will get caught in that swamp; and that will speed up its inevitable collapse'. In a recent article Velayati spelled out a strategy aimed at 'confronting the Great Satan in a number of fronts.' "
He then spelled out those "number of fronts".
We have seen an surge of fighting in Afghanistan, to the point where we have had to send in reinforcements. We should also look to Azerbaijan and even Pakistan for additional fires to explode; interestingly, the Iranian Foreign Minister paid a visit to Pakistan shortly after this article ran in The Jerusalem Post. Perhaps Pakistan is one area in which "many fires are lit" to oppose the Americans. In the Daily News Update for April 1, 2004, we noted that American forces are preparing to launch yet another offensive in Afghanistan. On this date, 2,000 fresh Marines jumped into the fray to try to find Osama bin Laden in the Afghanistan - Pakistan border. Time and time again so far this year, our forces have fought many battles with Afghani insurgents. This war just will not go away.
Khamenei declared the intention that Iraq become a "swamp" to the Americans, a swamp that would see our demise. If you want an enemy to get caught in a swamp, you entice him to enter into its very heart, do you not? At the same time, you would want to keep your forces out of the swamp so they could fight freely, and on their own terms.
As the upsurge in fighting in Iraq has occurred this past week, you have to ask yourself whether our war with Iraq has entered a Phase Two. During this latest fighting our military admitted that these "insurgents" were using tactics that were very sophisticated, very complicated. The new sophistication took its toll, as dozens of American soldiers died in the first week of fighting. One unconfirmed news story reported that 130 soldiers had died.
This new sophistication is now suspected to be the work of foreign elements, quite possibly Iranian. If this is true, then Iran has chosen to engage American forces on the ground in Iraq, rather than passively awaiting for our forces to invade. But, why should we be surprised, for Iran originally decided in 2003 to use Iraq as one of the "fronts" by which to defeat the United States (See Above).
IRAN THE MASTERMIND
Let us now review some articles which specify that Iran is probably the mastermind behind this sudden upsurge in attacks against our forces in Iraq.
NEWS BRIEF: "Iran declares war on U.S.", WorldNetDaily,
April 5, 2004
"Iran declared war on the U.S. ... we are now fighting a regional war. Our local opposition in Iraq is being trained, armed and directed with foreign support by neighboring Iran. The uprising yesterday was treated in many initial news accounts as a spontaneous uprising directed by Najaf cleric Moktada al-Sadr. What the other news accounts left out was one significant, but well-established fact: Al-Sadr works for Iran. He is an Iranian agent. His authority comes from Iran."
Yesterday, the American military issued a warrant against Al-Sadr, wanting him "Dead or Alive". Since he is portrayed as a "holy man" of the Muslim faith, we are led to believe that a general uprising would occur if we arrested or killed him. Whether this is true or not, we have decided to try to get him; our aggressive attitude toward this "holy man" is undoubtedly spurred by our knowledge that he is Iranian.
Now, let us go back to our feature article to see exactly how Al-Sadr was elevated to this position.
"Last April, an Iranian cleric, Kadhem al-Husseini al-Haeri, issued a religious edict and distributed to Shiite mullahs in Iraq, calling on them 'to seize the first possible opportunity to fill the power vacuum in the administration of Iraqi cities'.The edict, or fatwa, issued April 8, 2003, showed that Shiite clerics in Iraq are receiving significant direction from Iran. The edict said that Shiite leaders have to 'seize as many positions as possible to impose a fait accompli for any coming government. . People have to be taught not to collapse morally before the means used by the Great Satan if it stays in Iraq', the fatwa read." [Ibid.]
Just like that, Iran's plan to fight America once she was struggling in the Iraqi "Swamp" began to move forward. This sudden upsurge in warfare that is so sophisticated in tactics and in overall leadership simply speaks "Iran". Just as her statement of March, 2003, indicated, Iran has now moved into action against the "Great Satan" in Iraq; the upsurge in fighting in Afghanistan these past several months might be the result of Iran's direction also. Both countries are mentioned in The Jerusalem Post article as parts of the "many fires" Iran plans to light after America is sinking beneath the "Swamp".
Now, finally, notice the timing of the official notice that Al-Sadr was the official representative of Iran within the Shiite community in Iraq.
"On April 7, the day American troops effectively toppled Hussein's government by seizing its main seats of power in Baghdad, al-Haeri sent a handwritten letter to the city of Najaf, appointing Moktada al-Sadr as his deputy in Iraq. Haeri wrote: 'We hereby inform you that Mr. Moktada al-Sadr is our deputy and representative in all fatwa affairs'. It added: 'His position is my position'." [Ibid.]
On the very day we toppled Saddam's government, Iran's "lighting many fires" strategy was put into operation. We are just now seeing its mature effects.
Now, let us go to DEBKAfile for a more recent update on Iran's leadership of this present war in Iraq.
NEWS BRIEF: "Iraqi Spring Offensive Hijacked by Iran Forces Reshuffle of US Middle East Cards", DEBKAfile, 13 April 2004.
"US president George W. Bushs appointment book for the remainder of April reflects a Middle East without Iraq ... The White House must have been warned in general terms that a Sunni-Shiite spring offensive was in the offing but without a date and word of the tactical coordination forged between the radical Shiite Moqtada Sadrs Mehdi Army militia and the Al Farouk Battalions, which is made up mainly of crack troops of Saddams old Special Republican Guards plus some al Qaeda elements ... Bush is looking forward most of all to a visitor from outside the Middle East, British premier Tony Blair. Their lunch date on Friday, April 16, will in fact be a counsel of war. The two will chart the next political and military moves for Iraq ... The role Iran has played in this flare-up will no doubt figure large in the Bush-Blair parley."
We noted in last week's newsletter that the name of the Shiite army leading the way in the renewed fighting was most interesting: the Mahdi (Mehdi) Army. Since the term, "Mahdi" refers to the Messiah for whom the Muslims are awaiting, this choice of names for the main fighting force facing Coalition Forces seems designed to stir a strong Messianic fervor in the hearts of the Shiite warriors and the civilians supporting them. This view is further bolstered by the announcement a few days ago by a Shiite cleric that the entire population of Iraq needs to stand up to throw the Americans out of Iraq by sheer force of numbers. Every Army commander fears facing millions of angry civilians who can overrun your positions by the power of sheer numbers. The only way to stop such a civilian mob is to slaughter them, an action guaranteed to backfire mightily upon the United States.
Now let us return to this DEBKAfile article to see the exact tactic Iran used to stimulate this uprising.
"Through its agents, Revolutionary Guards officers and Hizballah cells in Iraq, Tehran propelled the turbulent young Shiite cleric into staging an uprising against the US-led coalition in the Shiite centers of Baghdad and southern Iraq. At the same time, Iran-based al Qaeda operatives who move in and out of Iraq through the Iranian and Syrian borders were sent to broker tactical links between Sadrs militia and the Sunni insurgents in Falluja and Ar Ramadi. Once the flame was kindled and Sunni and radical Shiite insurgents engaged in hostilities in the first week of April, Tehran, according to DEBKAfiles sources, told its agents to break away and maintain a low profile lest Washington be provoked into dealing out punishment." [Ibid.]
We have noticed that, when Coalition Forces counterattack, they are met with little to no resistance. This reality speaks to the genuine guerilla warfare tactics these Iranian-backed troops are waging. They will strike at a time and location conducive to their needs, but will melt away when confronted with a massive military response. These types of guerilla tactics are very effective in nibbling away at a standard army and are designed to erode the civilian support back home.
Cooperative Iraqi Governing Council Takes Note of Iranian Involvement
Even the civilian Iraqi Governing Council -- set in power by the force of Coalition Forces military might -- took note of the Iranian leadership within Iraq.
NEWS BRIEF: "Iran's Role in the Recent Uprising in Iraq" MEMRI, No. 692, April 9, 2004
"On April 6, the London Arabic daily Al-Hayat(1) discussed recent Iranian activity in Iraq: 'In the last 2 days, there has been repeated talk in the Governing Council of Iraq about the major Iranian role in the events that took place in the Iraqi Shi'ite cities. The direct Iranian presence in the Shi'ite areas of Iraq in the political, security, and economic affairs can not be ignored anymore. This presence is accompanied by a vigorous Iranian effort to create bridges with different forces in Iraq; first, by material and logistic aid to parties other than the Shi'a, and secondly through the traditional Iranian influence in the religious seminaries [hawza] and in the Marja'iya [religious Shi'a authorities] institutions."
"A member of the Governing Council told Al-Hayat that the Iranians have recently managed to activate a known Marja' [a Shi'a cleric regarded as a religious authority], Kazem Al-Ha'iri, who lives in the city of Qum in Iran, and is known to be close to Al-Sadr's movement, and was regarded as an heir to Ayatollah Muhammad Sadeq Al-Sadr.(2) [Ibid., Emphasis in original]
You can see that Iran carefully built their attack around the religious fervor of the people. Not did they closely consult with Iraqi Shiite representatives, but appointed Al-Sadr as their key leader within Iraq, a cleric considered to be an Ayatollah! Note also their attempts to unite Sunni forces with Shiite, bridging several hundred years of unrelenting animosity between the groups. News stories these past several days have noted that heavy-handed American tactics against civilian populations have driven these two competitors together.
As we return to this MEMRI article, we are going to discover just how extensive this Iranian infiltration of Iraq truly has become. You will see the practical outworking of Iran's "lighting many fires" campaign, and you can see how necessary it was for Iran to send emissaries to virtually every Arab capital in the region in March, 2003, before implementing this grand plan.
"... the Iranian presence in Iraq is not limited to the Shi'ite cities. Rather, it is spread throughout Iraq, from Zakho in the north to Umm Al-Qasr in the south, and the infiltration of Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Al-Quds Army into Iraq began long before the war, through hundreds of Iranian intelligence agents, amongst them Iraqi refugees who were expelled by Saddam Hussein in the 1970's and 1980's to Iran, allegedly because of their Iranian origin, and who infiltrated back into Iraq through the Kurdish areas that were out of the Iraqi Ba'th government control. 'After the war, the Iranian intelligence sent its agents through the uncontrolled Iraq-Iran border; some of them as students and clerics, and others as belonging to the Shi'ite militias. Haj Sa'idi said that the assassination last summer of Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir Al-Hakim, who headed the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), was a successful operation carried out by the intelligence unit of the Iranian Al-Quds Army. He also revealed that there was a failed attempt on the life of the highest Shi'ite Marja, Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, at the Eid Al-Adha holiday last year, and that there was another plan to assassinate Ayatollah Ishaq Al-Fayadh." [Ibid.]
In typically ruthless fashion, these Iranian operatives sought to remove through assassination all clerics not fully in sync with their grand objective. When these assassinations and attempted assassinations occurred, most people considered that they were carried out by local Iraqi insurgents who were merely striking out at Iraqi leaders cooperating with Coalition Forces. Not many people considered that these murders were carried out by professional Iranian agents.
Iranian Forces Pushing For Election
When President Bush announced that he was pushing for elections in Iraq as soon as possible, everyone was surprised when so many people in Iraq enthusiastically agreed, Iraqis who were pushing hard for a one-man, one-vote system. Now, we can understand why, as we continue reading the MEMRI memorandum.
"... the real threat comes not from the officers that are known, but from those that are unknown. Amongst them are 18 Shi'ite charities in Kazimiya, in Al-Sadr city in Baghdad, in Karbala, Najaf, Kufa, Nasiriyah, Basra, and other cities with a large Shi'ite majority. In those offices, new agents are recruited every day, under the guise of financial aid, medicine, food, and clothing for the poor ... the Iranian plan to turn Iraq into another Iran is a wide-ranging plan, and it involves the recruitment of thousands of young Shi'ites for the next stage, which will take place with the [first] parliamentary elections in Iraq. Those recruited now are supposed to enlist their relatives to vote for candidates that will be endorsed by the Iranian intelligence apparatuses." [Ibid.]
To further propel the impetus for election, these Iranian agents then turned their attention to the Arabic mass media.
".... more than 300 reporters and technicians who are working now in Iraq for television and radio networks, newspapers, and other media agencies are in fact members of the Al-Quds Army and the Revolutionary Guards intelligence units .... Iranian money allocations for activities in Iraq, both covert and overt, reached $70 million per month."
When -- and if -- the elections finally go forward, the Iranian agents will have prepared the population of Iraq well enough to elect their own representatives who will support their agenda. It seems that the plan to force elections quickly may backfire on American leadership, for it seems as though Iran has anticipated this move and has created a countermove that may turn out to be exceedingly effective.
Finally, let us examine the extent to which the forces of the Mahdi Army were trained and supported by Iranian forces.
"A source in the Quds Army of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard revealed to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat(4) information relating to the construction of three camps and training centers on the Iranian-Iraqi borders to train elements of the "Mehdi Army" founded by Muqtada Al-Sadr. The source estimated that about 800-1,200 young supporters of Al-Sadr have received military training including guerilla warfare, the production of bombs and explosives, the use of small arms, reconnoitering and espionage. The three camps were located in Qasr Shireen, 'Ilam, and Hamid, bordering southern Iraq which is inhabited largely by Shi'a Muslims. The Iranian source, known in Iraq as "Abu Hayder" confirmed that the intelligence service of the Revolutionary Guard has introduced to the Shi'a cities radio and TV broadcasting facilities which are used by Al-Sadr and his supporters. The source indicated that elements of the Al-Quds Army and the Revolutionary Guard Intelligence lead many of the operations directed against the coalition forces." [Ibid.]
What is the grand goal of the Iranians? They intend to force American retreat from Iraq, thus preserving Iran from physical attack by Coalition Forces. They further intend to set up a government in Iraq fully supportive of the Iranian style of government -- "the Rule of the Jurist" [Wilayat Al-Faqih] which is Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's style of government." [Ibid.]
HAS WORLD WAR III BEGUN?
Now that we know Iran is the mastermind behind the current fighting in Iraq, we must address the issue of possible geopolitical ramifications. If Iran has, indeed, engaged American forces with her agents, that means she is beginning the battle to protect her nation by attacking her enemy on the soil of Iraq. Technically speaking, this tactic changes the entire political-military equation. Now, we are technically at war with Iran, making this conflict a Regional War. But, why should we be surprised, for that was the stated aim of Iran's March 21, 2003, "lighting many fires" plan.
Prince Hassan of Jordan has witnessed the obvious unfold before him and has sounded a warning: World War III may be underway.
NEWS BRIEF: "Jordanian prince in WWIII
warning", By Lucy Williamson, BBC Middle East reporter, BBC News, Friday,
26 March, 2004
"Prince Hassan of Jordan has said he fears a third world war is erupting in the Middle East ... Extremist voices in the region were rising, and not only individuals but states were taking the law into their own hands, the prince said. He was speaking after a week in which Israel assassinated the spiritual leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin ... The prince said he feared the violence currently marking Israeli-Palestinian relations would spread to other countries in the region ... '... at the present time that I'm afraid the making of a third world war are actually taking place in front of our very eyes' ... I'm afraid we'll see spillover into hostilities with Lebanon; already Hezbollah is bombing in the north ... A spillover into hostilities with Syria... and of course Iran is still very much on the axis of evil'."
This is exactly how World War I began. Once the Archduke of Austria was assassinated, events began to unfold in much the same manner as Prince Hassan is describing. Like a rock thrown into a lake, each event started creating ever-increasing circles of subsequent events. Soon, the European world was divided into two camps and war was under way. This unfolding of events took 30 days to accomplish after the assassination. Many people worried that Israel's dramatic and heavy-handed assassination of the Palestinian cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, might similarly trigger this World War.
The Illuminati plan calls for a World War III to begin between Israel and her Arab neighbors [NEWS1056]. Furthermore, soon after the 9/11 attacks, an aide to Israel's Prime Minister Sharon almost let the cat out of the bag. Listen:
NEWS BRIEF: "WWIII Is Coming 'Whether They Like It Or Not' -Top Sharon Aide", By Stephanie Innes, Arizona Daily Star, April 27, 2002 edition.
""The terror attacks on Sept. 11 and extreme turmoil in the Middle East point to one thing - World War III, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Friday during a visit to Tucson. 'We've been fighting a war for the past 18 months, which is the harbinger of World War III. The world is going to fight, whether they like it or not. I'm sure', Ra'anan Gissin, a senior adviser to Sharon, said in an interview Friday. 'Sept. 11 was a watershed event, and things will never be the same. The battle lines have been drawn'.''
"The battle lines have been drawn"
This is the essence of the Illuminati plan. These recent attacks in Iraq simply represent the outworking of a much larger plan to instigate the World War III that shall produce Antichrist. The plan seems to be very close to completion. Every attack in Afghanistan and Iraq and every threat of war between Israel and the Palestinian Authority brings the world ever closer to that fateful "final birth pangs" of Matthew 24:6-8, the final pangs that will "give birth" to Antichrist.
Every terror attack, and every threat of a terror attack, also fulfills this Matthew 24 prophecy of "Rumors of Wars". Soon, the world is going to go up in sudden flames, as war explodes throughout the globe, accompanied by planned urban terror attacks, some of whom will be carried out with Weapons of Mass Destruction. On top of all these events, the plan calls for scientists to deliberately cause unprecedented earthquakes in California ["Behold A Pale Horse", Bill Cooper; also, see our section on Weather Control].
The birth of Antichrist will be seriously underway when these
events begin to unfold one after the other in quick succession.
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