September 1, 2008
Meshech and Tubal
Circumstances at the Center - due to an overwhelming workload, a tremendous amount of correspondence, and the continual entanglements set forth by the violators - have temporarily prevented the regular sending of information and updates via Chinvat.
Though we have been in contact with the active members of the administration throughout the world we are sending out this brief message as a general announcement at this time so that everyone should know that this service is still in place and that more information will be forthcoming shortly.
In the meanwhile the Council wishes to guide people to read the fifth chapter of Hal Lindsey's Book "The Late Great Planet Earth" entitled 'Russia is a Gog' in which the prophecy of Ezekiel chapter 38 and 39 concerning the role of Russia "Meshech and Tubal" - Moscow and Tiblisi (Georgia) - is spoken of concerning the onrushing gale of world events at this time.
Attached to this missive is also an important statement published in the New York Times by Benny Morris which all the people need to be aware for their safety, security and salvation.
More guidance forthcoming in the coming weeks. That is all for now.
The Following Article from the NY Times sums up a basic timeline on Israel-Iran situation in which the Russia Georgia conflict (August, 6, 2008) is intertwined - the US money backers pulling strings in the background:
Using Bombs to Stave Off War
By BENNY MORRIS
Published: July 18, 2008
ISRAEL will almost surely attack Iran's nuclear sites in the next four to seven months — and the leaders in Washington and even Tehran should hope that the attack will be successful enough to cause at least a significant delay in the Iranian production schedule, if not complete destruction, of that country's nuclear program. Because if the attack fails, the Middle East will almost certainly face a nuclear war — either through a subsequent pre-emptive Israeli nuclear strike or a nuclear exchange shortly after Iran gets the bomb.
It is in the interest of neither Iran nor the United States (nor, for
that matter, the rest of the world) that Iran be savaged by a nuclear
strike, or that both Israel and Iran suffer such a fate. We know what
would ensue: a traumatic destabilization of the Middle East with
resounding political and military consequences around the globe,
serious injury to the West's oil supply and radioactive pollution of the earth's atmosphere and water.
But should Israel's conventional assault fail to significantly harm or stall the Iranian program, a ratcheting up of the Iranian-Israeli conflict to a nuclear level will most likely follow. Every intelligence agency in the world believes the Iranian program is geared toward making weapons, not to the peaceful applications of nuclear power. And, despite the current talk of additional economic sanctions, everyone knows that such measures have so far led nowhere and are unlikely to be applied with sufficient scope to cause Iran real pain, given Russia's and China's continued recalcitrance and Western Europe's (and America's) ambivalence in behavior, if not in rhetoric. Western intelligence agencies agree that Iran will reach the "point of no return" in acquiring the capacity to produce nuclear weapons in one to four years.
Which leaves the world with only one option if it wishes to halt Iran's march toward nuclear weaponry: the military option, meaning an aerial assault by either the United States or Israel. Clearly, America has the conventional military capacity to do the job, which would involve a protracted air assault against Iran's air defenses followed by strikes on the nuclear sites themselves. But, as a result of the Iraq imbroglio, and what is rapidly turning into the Afghan imbroglio, the American public has little enthusiasm for wars in the Islamic lands. This curtails the White House's ability to begin yet another major military campaign in pursuit of a goal that is not seen as a vital national interest by many Americans.
Which leaves only Israel — the country threatened almost daily with destruction by Iran's leaders. Thus the recent reports about Israeli plans and preparations to attack Iran (the period from Nov. 5 to Jan. 19 seems the best bet, as it gives the West half a year to try the diplomatic route but ensures that Israel will have support from a lame-duck White House).
The problem is that Israel's military capacities are far smaller than America's and, given the distances involved, the fact that the Iranian sites are widely dispersed and underground, and Israel's inadequate intelligence, it is unlikely that the Israeli conventional forces, even if allowed the use of Jordanian and Iraqi airspace (and perhaps, pending American approval, even Iraqi air strips) can destroy or perhaps significantly delay the Iranian nuclear project.
Nonetheless, Israel, believing that its very existence is at stake — and this is a feeling shared by most Israelis across the political spectrum — will certainly make the effort. Israel's leaders, from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert down, have all explicitly stated that an Iranian bomb means Israel's destruction; Iran will not be allowed to get the bomb.
The best outcome will be that an Israeli conventional strike, whether failed or not — and, given the Tehran regime's totalitarian grip, it may not be immediately clear how much damage the Israeli assault has caused — would persuade the Iranians to halt their nuclear program, or at least persuade the Western powers to significantly increase the diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran.
But the more likely result is that the international community will continue to do nothing effective and that Iran will speed up its efforts to produce the bomb that can destroy Israel. The Iranians will also likely retaliate by attacking Israel's cities with ballistic missiles (possibly topped with chemical or biological warheads); by prodding its local clients, Hezbollah and Hamas, to unleash their own armories against Israel; and by activating international Muslim terrorist networks against Israeli and Jewish — and possibly American — targets worldwide (though the Iranians may at the last moment be wary of provoking American military involvement). Such a situation would confront Israeli leaders with two agonizing, dismal choices. One is to allow the Iranians to acquire the bomb and hope for the best — meaning a nuclear standoff, with the prospect of mutual assured destruction preventing the Iranians from actually using the weapon. The other would be to use the Iranian counterstrikes as an excuse to escalate and use the only means available that will actually destroy the Iranian nuclear project: Israel's own nuclear arsenal.
Given the fundamentalist, self-sacrificial mindset of the mullahs who run Iran, Israel knows that deterrence may not work as well as it did with the comparatively rational men who ran the Kremlin and White House during the cold war. They are likely to use any bomb they build, both because of ideology and because of fear of Israeli nuclear pre-emption. Thus an Israeli nuclear strike to prevent the Iranians from taking the final steps toward getting the bomb is probable. The alternative is letting Tehran have its bomb. In either case, a Middle Eastern nuclear holocaust would be in the cards.
Iran's leaders would do well to rethink their gamble and suspend
their nuclear program. Bar this, the best they could hope for is that
Israel's conventional air assault will destroy their nuclear
facilities. To be sure, this would mean thousands of Iranian
casualties and international humiliation. But the alternative is an
Iran turned into a nuclear wasteland. Some Iranians may believe that
this is a worthwhile gamble if the prospect is Israel's demise. But
most Iranians probably don't.
(Benny Morris, a professor of Middle Eastern history at Ben-Gurion University, is the author, most recently, of "1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War.")
A Brazen Evil
Benny Morris argues for nuclear genocide against Iran
by Justin Raimondo
JULY, 21, 2008
Evil usually hides its face, because the sight of it repulses all but
the depraved. However, in the case of Benny Morris, writing in
Friday's New York Times, we see something new: a proud evil, glorying
in pure malevolence. His piece is a cold, calculated attempt to
simultaneously shock and intimidate, one that succeeds at the former
but fails miserably at the latter.
Here's the shocker, really a double jolt: "Israel," he avers, "will almost surely attack Iran's nuclear sites in the next four to seven months." Either that, he writes, or else Israel will eventually have to launch "a preemptive nuclear strike." His message to the West: take out Iran, or we'll nuke 'em!
The Israelis have been threatening to strike for the past six months,
so nothing new there, except for the tone of certainty. Morris is no
fringe nut-job flailing away on his obscure blog; he's a prominent
Israeli historian writing on the most noted opinion page of them all,
a veritable bulletin board for governing elites worldwide. As such,
he is almost certainly speaking with some insight into Israeli
government plans. It is, in any case, almost inconceivable that he
wrote his piece without the foreknowledge and consent of Israeli
As to whether he – and they – are bluffing, well, I wouldn't count on it. With all this talk of Iran's alleged attempt to build nuclear weapons – which our own intelligence services say was abandoned years ago – Israel is the one country in the region we know is armed to the gills with nukes. Given their history, the increasing extremism of their leadership and polity, and their fanatical devotion to the doctrine of preemption – indeed, they invented it, while George W. Bush merely adopted it – the Israelis are far more likely than any other member of the nuclear club to actually use nukes, as Morris makes all too clear.
In what has to be the most widely circulated blackmail note ever written, Morris announces, "It is in the interest of neither Iran nor the United States (nor, for that matter, the rest of the world) that Iran be savaged by a nuclear strike" – so take out the Iranians, or we will. To be fair, he also says it won't be a good thing if "both Israel and Iran suffer such a fate," but since Iran has no nuclear weapons and has given up all attempts to make them, this is just window-dressing for a genocidal agenda.
Morris's rationale for mass murder is oddly hollow and formulaic: Well, you see, "Every intelligence agency in the world believes the Iranian program is geared toward making weapons, not to the peaceful applications of nuclear power." To begin with, this has got to be a misprint. Surely what Morris meant to say was that every Israeli intelligence agency thinks Iran is on the verge of acquiring nukes. Why else are the Israelis slated to make a series of trips to the U.S. to convince their American counterparts that they are right, and the Americans' National Intelligence Estimate on Iran is wrong?
Aside from that, there is a dispute as to where to draw the "red line," the point-of-no- return, the passage of which acts as a tripwire provoking military intervention. The Israelis have a far tighter timeline, as you might imagine, and their forecast – "one to four years" – is wildly improbable. It is based on the development of the ability to weaponize nuclear processes in a purely theoretical sense, quite aside from the problems posed by construction, possible detection, and delivery.
Reading the Morris creed, one wonders how he came to write such an unimaginative apologia for what would rank among the worst crimes in human history: "everybody knows" the Iranians are trying to build nukes (where have we heard that before?), the sanctions aren't working, the Russians and the Chinese won't cooperate, oh, and "the American public has little enthusiasm for wars in the Islamic lands."
As anyone with the least amount of historical or common sense could
easily figure out, even if Iran did develop a nuclear weapons
arsenal, it would create a nuclear stalemate analogous to the Cold
War standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Morris claims
this example doesn't apply, due to "the fundamentalist, self-sacrificial mindset of the mullahs who run Iran." Aside from the
ruling by Iranian Shi'ite religious authority Ayatollah Ali Khamenei –
the real leader of Iran – that forbids the development, stockpiling,
and use of nuclear weapons, what about his own genocidal mindset,
which glories in the prospect of ethnic cleansing? No Iranian
personage of any prominence has called for the nuclear extermination
of Israel in quite the same terms as Morris, not even Iranian
President Ahmadinejad, whose vague remark about Israel "disappearing from the page of history" has been interpreted as a threat to use nukes.
Morris neither knows nor cares about Iran's alleged nukes. Lurking behind his mundane laundry list of complaints is, I fear, a darker motive: sheer bloodlust. Morris simply wants to kill as many Muslims as possible, so why doesn't he just come out and say it? After all, it isn't like he hasn't said it before:
"There are circumstances in history that justify ethnic cleansing. I know that this term is completely negative in the discourse of the 21st century, but when the choice is between ethnic cleansing and genocide – the annihilation of your people – I prefer ethnic cleansing."
It isn't very often that we get to see pure, unmitigated evil, in all its Satanic darkness, expressed openly on the printed page. Morris and the Times have given us one of the rare modern examples of the genre. One might compare it to Hitler's maleficent vision in Mein Kampf, but that would be giving Morris too much credit. Unlike the Nazis, who blamed their victims for the horrors visited upon them, Morris also blames Israel's friends and allies – the West, and specifically the antiwar American public, which "curtails the White House's ability to begin yet another major military campaign in pursuit of a goal that is not seen as a vital national interest by many Americans."
We must forget our national interests and go to war for Israel's sake, or else the Israelis will unleash their illegal and unaccounted-for nukes, killing tens of thousands, poisoning the atmosphere, and forever scarring human history with the mark of their heinous crime. This is like one of those hostage dramas in which a mad gunman grabs someone and uses them as a human shield, braying his demands to horrified onlookers.
Americans must reject this attempt at moral blackmail with the
contempt it deserves – and perhaps begin to reexamine the "special
relationship" that enables Israel to even contemplate such crimes
against humanity. As for Morris, he should be shunned by every decent
human being, although perhaps that description doesn't apply to the
editors of the New York Times.
~ Justin Raimondo