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,Â 2009, when the new president is inaugurated, look at his body language.Â Watch that body languageÂ change over the next 48Â 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 oneÂ 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:Â 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 fundamentalÂ philosophiesÂ at odds with our own fundamentalÂ philosophies.
However,Â 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 farÂ she would go. The US and the rest of the world depended on that limit.
Unfortunately, that limit does not exist with the leadership ofÂ Iran.Â 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…
Â Â …Â you can depend on their DESIRE to goÂ out in aÂ nuclear blaze of glory.Â Â
*Thanks Jenn for reminding me to mention all this.