Sunday, January 01, 2006

Volume 16 - The next Hitler and the 2006 Demonic Person of the Year

I don't make it a habit of 'doing' predictions but I've always liked the idea of the 'exception to the rule' theory, so here goes: Part I. The winner of the 2006 Most Demonic Person of the Year is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran. Not a real surprise to anyone who has paid attention to his recent remarks about the country of Israel and the 'Holocaust'.

But the rest of the story is that he is allegedly the same student activist, involved in the 52 hostages, death of eight U.S. soldiers, and 444 days of captivity of U.S. citizens by the revolutionary Guards in 1979. His history of revolutionary activities are well documented including even that of playing the 'executioners' role while working in the "internal Security" department of the Revolutionary Guard, during the bloody purges of the 1980s, through to his masterminding of a series of assassinations in the Middle East and Europe.

Like all terrorists who survive for a period of time, and his might be very short, he entered the world of politics. What a surprise! From being a governor of the towns of Maku and Khoy in northwestern Iran to University teaching positions and then mayor of Tehran in April of 2003, this diminutive, in stature, little man, which seems to be a common trait amongst would-be gangsters, is the new ultra-conservative identity of Iran. He undoubtedly will move with great speed and determination along the path of radical policies with continuing sponsorship of terrorism, and the drive to obtain and enact nuclear weapons. A worrisome side note is the relationship with Russia and their intent on building their own nuclear plant in Iran.

Is it not curious that religion, again, is used as the excuse to pillage and plunder? Race and color is not a factor, region of the world is not of importance nor is the intellectual debate about the differenciation of the Christian, Hebrew or Islamic religions. Yet, it is religion as a structure, not the concept of spirituality, in one of its forms, from the beginning of time, that is the backdrop for murder, torture and mayhem. The darkest of all tyrannies have used this backdrop for their excuse throughout history and, unfortunately, it is being played again in the present not only with this hypocritical little punk but throughout the world with terroristic plots based on religious fanaticism at its core. And, for an additional bonus, with this new fanatic, as well as with other middle-east Islamic fanaticism, one can be received not only into heaven as a bomb-exploding martyr but one also can gain the services of 99 virgins along the way! And, people thought W. C. Fields was crazy.

However, the plus side of this equation, and Part II, of my prediction, is that the rest of the world has a built-in response to this little Hitler. Just 1,000 miles to its West is a small country that has some decisive plans of their own. So, I wouldn't worry too much about Iran's nuclear program nor the new 'high priest' for my money is betting on the Mosssad and the specialty work of the Kidon to make that particular section of Tehran a parking lot and possibly a new election.

Have a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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