What I am about to do now will probably make me really upset. How do I know this? Well, that’s what happened the last time I worked out a doomsday scenario.
But, before I get into my latest thisishowitreallygoesbad, let’s check to see how I did with the previous one. We are three and a half years into it and…
Here is where I was right:
- Russia strengthens ties with Iran
- The US economy descends into a shallow-dip recession. (Actually, I wasn’t pessimistic enough)
- A Democrat President is elected on a platform of jobs and ‘bringing the troops home’
- The US begins force reduction and starts repositioning forces towards Baghdad.
- Russia and Iran hold their first joint military exercises along with other CIS states – Turkmenistan, Khazakstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. Turkey attends as an observer. (Although Turkey didn’t attend.)
Here is where I was about half right:
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Turkey and Iran announce new cooperative agreements in trade. Turkey announces that it has withdrawn from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
– Ahmadinejad did visit Turkey and announced new agreements, but Turkey is still a part of NATO
This is what I’ve gotten wrong (although it might still happen)
- Turkish government asks the EU delegation to leave and recalls its ambassadors from European capitals for ’consultation’. They don’t return.
- Turkey and Iran join a newly rejuvenated Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as associate members. Russian advisors start appearing among the staff of Iranian and Turkish generals
– Not yet, and Iran might not ever join the CIS
- CIS Military exercises include units from Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad, Syria and Libya . Western observers begin expressing nervousness over the growing military power of CIS forces.
– this might happen in summer 2012 (or 2013)
- The Russian president travels to Ankara for anticipated talks. Both Russia and Turkey announce that Turkey will be hosting the largest military maneuvers since World War II.
– I think that this will happen in late 2012 or early 2013
For the rest, it’s a little early to say if it will happen as suggested, if at all.
Looking at how well I’ve done reminds me that I’m no prophet. However, I did predict the near-term events pretty well. My only failing was insufficient pessimism.
By the way, let me point out that the prediction that I made in 2007 was inspired by a report that the Iranians were experimenting with remote detonation of their Shahab missiles in low earth orbit. Trying to think about why they would do that lead me to think about the ramifications – and out popped my delightful doomsday scenario.
Well, I’ve had a similar moment of revelation, and it bothers me to the point that I need to write it all out for your entertainment.
Here are the two bits of information that have me rattled:
- International financial institutions have gone sharply negative on the US economy.
- The leadership of Iran believes that Ahmadinejad is the Shoaib bin Saleh.
There’s other information out there that’s pretty serious too, but THESE are what should get you REALLY worried.
Our current economic situation is as bad as (if not worse than) it was before the Great Depression in the 1930s. Our economy is in trouble and we are doing nothing to deal with it. In fact, the US government is lying about what it IS doing, and that is pretty scary all by itself.
That’s bad. But, as bad as the Great Depression was, we survived, and I believe that we would survive another one – although, not nearly as well. However, I should have really said, “we will survive unless something else happens”. Unfortunately, I’ve stumbled over ‘something else’.
Have you heard of the Shoaib bin Saleh? That’s right the Shoaib bin Saleh. You know, the guy who brings in the Mahdi.
Well, it’s time that you did.
The Shoaib bin Saleh is recorded in the Hadith as the guy who will prepare the world for the coming of the Mahdi, the Islamic Messiah. Here is a quote from Reza Khalili when he appeared on the Glenn Beck Show:
Ever since I started to dispel (INAUDIBLE) Islamic government and report on their activities, their terrorist expansion, their collaboration with all the terrorist groups around the world. And their intention to ultimately destroy Israel because that’s a key element. It’s a mandate of a century-old Hadith to take place so the Mahdi would return.
So I would state here that they are committed to this ideology and just because many in the West cannot understand it, it doesn’t mean that it’s real. And these are the same people who are pursuing the nuclear bomb. And I assure you that they intend to attack Israel, destroy Israel and they’re looking for the glorification of Allah worldwide.
And this documentary is the blueprint of their ideology. And they had no intention for it to — for this to go public. I was alerted by my contacts in the Revolutionary Guard several months ago that the project was approved by the Iranian President Ahmadinejad and Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei produced by the besieged militias, to be distributed throughout the Middle East, incite more uprising, overthrow U.S.-backed governments, calling for unification of Arabs, promising the destruction of Israel is imminent. And therefore, the imminent coming of Imam Mahdi.
Now this is all because we have an administration that is inept, weak and confused. And they can sense this and have become emboldened and excited by the events in the Middle East.
Khalili later went on to add:
You see, I have described it clearly in my book. These people — Ayatollah Khamenei — even Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Revolution, before the revolution, he stated he had three goals for Iran. One was to overthrow the Shah. The other was to establish an Islamic state. And third was to pass the flag of Islam to the last Messiah.
It has been their intention. They have acted upon it. And we have failed to understand this.
Khalili ends with this rather dismaying bombshell:
The Hadith says that 72 months prior to the reappearance of Imam Mahdi, this mythical figure Shoaib Bin Saleh takes power. And they says this mythical figure is Ahmadinejad.
So, Ahmadinejad has been in office for over five years. That gives us a year timeline.
They’re clearly telling us that within a year they’re going to create the circumstances needed for the Imam Mahdi to come. And we better understand this. They’ve got over 1,000 ballistic missiles, right now.
(Excerpted from a transcript of the Glenn Beck show, HERE.)
That’s right. When the Shoaib bin Saleh comes to power, a 72 month clock starts running, and the leadership of Iran think that Ahmadinejad is this Shoaib bin Saleh – and that HE will bring the Mahdi in. Here are a couple links that you need to see:
Frontpage Magazine says:
The documentary claims that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is the Seyed Khorasani talked about in the Hadith that leads a nation in the East (Iran) as “the preparer” for the Mahdi’s intervention. In July 2010, a senior Iranian cleric revealed that Khamenei had told close associates that he had privately met with the Mahdi and was told that he’d arrive before his time as Supreme Leader ends. Khamenei is 71 years old and widely understood to be in poor health, so the grand jihad that Khamenei believes he must command must come soon.
President Ahmadinejad is an End Times character named Shoeib-Ebne Saleh, the film states. He is appointed as the commander-in-chief by Seyed Khorasani (Ayatollah Khamenei). The speaker in the film says that this individual will “move” 72 months prior to the arrival of the Mahdi and will lead the recapturing of Jerusalem on “the threshold of the Coming.” It is unclear if “move” means a physical action by Ahmadinejad or if it means his coming to power in 2005. If it is the latter, then the regime believes the Mahdi is to appear by the end of this year.
– from: Iran’s End Times Documentary
Do I believe in this prophecy? Of course not. But, I do believe three things connected to this prophecy:
- The leadership of Iran believe in it
- The leadership of Iran will do everything they can to make it happen.
- The leadership of Iran are bloody minded enough to do what it takes to make this prophecy happen.
Depending on how the leadership of Iran interpret all this, we are within months (if not weeks) of a major war in the Middle East unlike anything that we have ever seen. They have also indicated an interest in the destruction of the Saudi monarchy as a part of the deal.
When/if this war happens, oil will stop flowing from the Middle East. That means no oil to Europe and no oil to North America. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
What will that do to the price of gasoline? Will gasoline even be available? But, would you believe that I’m not really concerned about gasoline?
I’m actually more concerned about food.
Studies estimate that processed food in the United States travels over 1,300 miles, and fresh produce travels over 1,500 miles, before being consumed.
(excerpted from www.attra.org)
How much will the cost of food go up if the price of gasoline approaches $50/gallon? $100/gallon? Can you imagine having to transport food over that distance with gasoline at that price? And what about fueling the harvesters that use gasoline? And, the parts suppliers that transport it? And… and… and…
Will food even be available? Will we have any money to buy it, even if it was available?
We are on the brink of a repeat of The Great Depression. That spells disaster for the US and the Western World. Add this Mahdi-inspired war in the Middle East, and we go beyond disaster and straight into holocaust. Millions – even hundreds of millions – will die.
Just as the Jews of Europe did in the 1920s and 1930s, the West has been ignoring their worst enemy, and now that worst enemy is preparing to do something.
The question is what do YOU do?
Before the Holocaust happened, Jewish organizations tried to convince the Jews to flee Europe, so I will do the same thing.
If you live in North America or Europe, get out. Go somewhere where you can be self-sufficient and where you won’t have to worry about your neighbors. Go live in a foreign country where they know how to take care of themselves without petrol powered machinery. Live in a place where they grow food nearby and where there is plenty of fresh water. (Like Costa Rica or Thailand) But, if you don’t want to ‘get out’, at least try to connect with self-sufficient groups of people like the Amish or the Mormons.
However, I understand that all this sounds a bit too hysterical, so I’ll suggest a Plan B:
Stockpile freeze-dried/dehydrated food for yourself and your neighbors, friends and family.
I recently discovered that FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) has spent over a billion dollars doing the same thing, buying freeze-dried food from Mountain House. And, they did it quickly and quietly, without considering how much this would distort the market for freeze dried food.
Is FEMA afraid that something is going to happen? Are they afraid to tell us? Or, could this be nothing but an unhappy coincidence? (But, a billion dollars? All at once? Really? Just a coincidence?)
Do we want to emulate the Jews that died in The Holocaust and sit on our hands while this one plays out?
I believe that the very least that you can do is put some food away, just in case the worst happens.
Here’s what I suggest
I’ve discovered that the best tasting freeze-dried food comes from Mountain House. No one does freeze-dried better than these guys. They are the gourmet of freeze-dried food. That’s why they are worth ordering and waiting for it (and taking the risk that you might not get it). I suspect that if this brouhaha comes to nothing, you will enjoy eating this stuff. It’s quick to prepare, and it tastes good.
I would seriously love to get my hands on it myself. Of course, I’m also desperate for something that’s not squid, tofu or pickled jellyfish (remember that I’m Taiwan?). But seriously, this stuff is good. Really. You won’t mind eating it if everything turns out nice.
Second best is Provident Pantry. I’ve seen good reviews, and they look like they are worth buying. Especially since FEMA has grabbed everything that Mountain House produces for the next three months.
Also, do not forget that you will need emergency supplies and equipment.
Nitro-pak is the top dealer for Mountain House, and they seem to be able to get product even while FEMA pushes its weight around. You have the best chance of getting Mountain House goods by going through Nitro-pak. I also like how they have put together the following all-inclusive package:
That ‘Pak’ has EVERYTHING. Get that, and you’re set. You WILL need the emergency stuff that comes along with it, and getting it all at once is a good idea. It looks like they’ve thought of everything, and that’s a very good thing. Again, the food portion of the pak will be delayed, but not the survival supplies.
However, you do NOT want to be waiting around for food when Ahmadina-nutjob does what he says that he wants to do. That means getting ANOTHER food pack that might be second best, but still very good: Provident Pantry.
Be Prepared is the home of Provident Pantry, and I’ve seen some good reviews about them. They are also less expensive, AND they will deliver immediately. (FEMA has obviously turned up its nose at them.)
Let me stress that you should get BOTH of the paks that I have described above. This means that you will have two years of food (or one year for two people, six months for four, etc.), plus all the survival gear that you will need.
Now, that takes care of you, which leads us to…
What to do about others
You will want to make sure that you are taking care of neighbors, friends, family, etc. You do NOT want them to starve, but you also don’t want to bankrupt yourself. Think about buying some of these options:
These appear to have reasonable quality, while being much less expensive. They are not as good as Mountain House or Provident Pantry, but they will keep the people that you care about alive and reasonably happy.
By the way, you do NOT want MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), unless you like severe constipation and BLAND food. (And, it’s heavier, less compact, and has a shorter shelf life)
And, let me not forget to offer an Honorable Mention:
They seem to be worth looking at. I include it as an extra.
Oh, and let me add an important point about taking care of your neighbors. If you don’t take care of THEM, THEY will take care of YOU. (As in, take you OUT!)
As I end this bit of (hopefully) hysterical writing, I can only tell you that I have never been so concerned about the near future as I am now. Please treat this situation seriously. I have already transferred all the money that we have in the US to Taiwan and will be holding it in accounts that are gold-backed or just straight New Taiwan Dollars.
Please do not wait. Act now.