A Nuclear Blaze of Glory

If we knew all the threats that face the Western world, we’d be a lot more afraid than we are now, and governments tend to be interested in minimizing those fears.

On January 20, 2009, when the new president is inaugurated, look at his body language. Watch that body language change over the next 48 hours.

When that body language turns serious-as-a-heart-attack, you will know that he has received his security briefing by the CIA and the other intelligence-gathering organizations.

Alistair Cook was the one who first commented on this change, and it’s one that has stuck in my mind. *

However, I’m not here to talk about fearful presidents, but about Iran.

On Friday’s post I had written:

The bottom line is this: Islamism is in trouble in Iran.

And that should scare you.

People have drawn a parallel between Iran and the Soviet Union. Both are/were implacable enemies. Both were intransigent. Both had fundamental philosophies at odds with our own fundamental philosophies.

However, the Soviet Union was far more pragmatic and put a far greater value on the Soviet people and the land of Russia. With the Soviet Union, there was always a limit to how far she would go. The US and the rest of the world depended on that limit.

Unfortunately, that limit does not exist with the leadership of Iran. Enshrined within its most fundamental philosophies is the DESIRE to sacrifice life for the greater glory of Allah.

Their lives. The lives of their people. The life of their land.

This is not just a willingness. It is a DESIRE. And, when their leadership is threatened… when their grip on power is weakened… when it seems that the secularists will win the day and throw them out of power…

   … you can depend on their DESIRE to go out in a nuclear blaze of glory.  

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*Thanks Jenn for reminding me to mention all this.

3 thoughts on “A Nuclear Blaze of Glory

  1. Hey John,

    Great blog, as usual, but one thing bothers me about it: Why do you think governments “tend to be interested in minimizing those fears”? As far as I am concerned – and many others whos books and blogs and comments I’ve read during the years after 9/11 – it seams more as if, especially but not exclusively, the US government lately became an expert on the field of using their people’s fear for their governing.

    best regards and a warm e-hug

    Magda

  2. Governments have long attempted to “mask” the real threats to thier countries. This is going to be a difficult thing to hide once new leadership is in place. I think those that hate the western world will use it as an opportunity to test the fortitude of a new office.

    We are getting so close to the time when we find out who the “real” God is when Christ returns.

  3. Magda, I blush!

    First of all, all governments reveal threats in a very selective way in accordance to their policy agendas. Everyone knows that. However, there are a far GREATER number of threats that are NOT revealed.

    There are good reasons for this. Many of the threats never come to fruition. Some of the threats are discovered via unreliable intelligence. Other threats are being interdicted. And last but not least, fear has an extremely destabilizing effect on a populace.

    People tend to overreact to threats.

    Israel is a country that suffers a far greater number of threats and very few of them are publicized – for all the reasons enumerated.

    Hmmm… sounds like a blog topic.

    Thanks, Magda!

    – John

    PS. Also listen to Arch. We will undoubtedly see some ‘interesting’ events in the first few months of 2009.

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