President Ahmadinejad: Convinced that the
U.S. wants to prevent
the emergence of the Shiite Messiah and that Iran must
Die Welt, Germany
Announces Iranian Plans to 'Administer the World'
mustn't allow those who have dominated the world for 400 years to continue to
oppress us and saddle us with their arrogance Ö We want to put the worldís
economy and politics in order, but we have only a limited time."
During a visit to Isfahan, the site of four Chinese-built nuclear reactors, President Ahmadinejad expressed his conviction that America seeks to prevent the emergence of the Shiite Messiah, and that it's Iran's destiny to 'administer the world.'
During a visit to Isfahan [on Dec. 4], Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad commented on his messianic ideas, his hostility
toward the West and the Iranian nuclear program. Meanwhile, the massive
oppression of civil society continues.
First of all: According to
the president and his mentor Ayatollah
Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, uranium enrichment and the nuclear program
serve to hasten the return of the Twelfth Imam of
Shiite Muslims who disappeared in the mid-ninth century. In theological terms,
the Twelfth Imam, or Mahdi, is the type of messianic figure whose return is anticipated
by all of the world's monotheist religions. In the Khomeini-ist interpretation
of Islam, the clergy are expected to rule until the Messiah reappears. And
according to the interpretation of Ayatollah Mesbahe Yazdi, President
Ahmadinejadís unspiritual mentor, this process can be expedited. Then, during
a battle against the world's infidels [unbelievers], the Islamization of the
world will take place.
[Editor's Note: 'Twelver' Shiites believe that the
Mahdi was born in 869 and didn't die, but rather was hidden by God, later to emerge
with Jesus Christ to fulfill their mission of bringing peace and justice to the
Ahmadinejad legitimizes Iran's
nuclear program in light of this type of Shiite mythology, which is why Iranís
Khomeini-ist rulers pursue not only the goal of total control over their own
society, but the ideological objective of global Islamization. For according to
Shiite beliefs, peace will only occur under Islamic rule.
In this context, Ahmadinejad
actually believes that the U.S. government, since it doesn't favor Islamic rule
but rather the enforcement of human rights and constitutional norms, wants to
prevent the return of the 12th Imam. All Islamists, whether they support
Ahmadinejad or former President Khatami, oppose these types of democratic convictions.
Only the enforcement of pure Islamic rule, albeit achievable in a variety of
ways, is acceptable.
Supporters of all shades of
Khomeini-ism champion a "divine justice" that can only be achieved with
the enforcement of the anachronistic Islamic penal code under government authority.†
Consequently, even the anti-imperialist
struggle against the United States, leader of the entire Western world, can
only occur under the banner of the Ayatollah Khomeini and the 12th Imam.
Ayatollah Yazdi and President
Ahmadinejad proceed in the firm conviction that the world is now in this
messianic phase. This is the Shiite version of apocalyptic thought, which views
paramilitary organs of repression like the Bassij and Revolutionary Guard
as "sacred institutions" rather than instruments of totalitarian
Consequently, the "Mahdistic
society" that President Ahmadinejad speaks of is the totalitarian "utopia"
of every Shiite Islamist.
'THE IDIOTS' WHO SOLD WEAPONS TO IRAN'
Iranian president, Dr.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, rarely expresses his paranoia as clearly as he did in Isfahan.
On December 4 he said, "We have documents in our possession that prove
that America wants to prevent the return of the 12th Imam."
Although they sold weapons to Iran, Ahmadinejad says that former President
Ronald Reagan and his secretary of state [George Shultz] intended to "wipe
the name of Iran off the map."
Ahmadinejad describes late
former President Reagan and his then Secretary of State George Schultz as "idiots."
However, the TabnakNews Agency didn't report why of all
people, Ahmadinejad insults Reagan and Schultz, who were actually responsible
for negotiating weapons sales to Iran in connection with the Iran-Contra Affair.
Some background: In the early
1980s, the United States supplied Iran with weapons in exchange for U.S.
citizens who were arrested and being held hostage. The Reagan government funded
right-wing Contras in Nicaragua with funds from the Iran-Contra weapons deal, a
political scandal that went down in history. Yet today, Ahmadinejad refers to
those very same U.S. politicians, who were responsible for selling weapons to
Iran, as "idiots."
In fact, according to Tabnak,
Ahmadinejad is convinced that, "both the West and the East would like to
Ahmadinejad makes the
assumption that "the Middle East is the most important part of the world,
and that the most important country in the Middle East is Iran."
The Iranian President also touched
on the subject of Israel and said that even the "seven ancestors of the
Zionist regime" wouldn't dare risk war against Iran.
According to Tabnak,
the Iranian President said that the, "arrogant ones are after the oil and
the riches of the world." However, the presence of American forces in
Afghanistan wasn't his only criticism. Ahmadinejad claims to be able to prove
that the Americans want to prevent the "return of the Imam" by promoting
a previous revelation.
'ANIMAL' IN THE AFGHAN QUAGMIRE
Dr. Ahmadinejad complains
that Iran is surrounded by "military adversaries" and says, "They
have a plan to annihilate Iran." Yet in Afghanistan, he also says that the
Americans have been, "caught like a four-legged beast in the mud."
According to him, Western
countries would now try to topple the Iranian regime, but the "absolute
rule of the clergy" (velayat-e
faqih), which governs the succession Shiite Imam rulers, will always prevail.
Iranian President Ahmadinejad
forcefully rejected the decisions of the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors. He is of the firm conviction that
institutions like the IAEA don't act "fairly and logically because it
operates under pressure from a few seemingly powerful states
that are doomed to extinction and which pass illegal resolutions against us."
In Isfahan, Ahmadinejad said
that Western nations had the belief that all people would obey them. He described
the role of the IAEA as follows: "Such organizations are under the control
of a number of failing states which don't completely act within the confines of
the law." He
emphasized that, as far as Iran was
concerned, "[our] nuclear issue has been settled."
In terms of uranium
enrichment, he said: "If you donít supply us with [nuclear] fuel, then with
Godís help we will produce 20 percent enriched uranium and anything else we
need. They wage a psychological war and argue the case for war against us. All
of this is just a propaganda game. During some of my previous trips to New York
I was told that the Zionist regime was rather incensed and that they might take
action against us," the Iranian President prattled on. He continued: "But
I told them that the Zionist regime is a nothing and that even its masters can
do nothing against us."
With regard to the policies
of the Obama Administration, Ahmadinejad said: "He (Obama) declared that he
wanted to put in place fundamental changes. We welcomed this and urged him to
take action with the following words: Bismillah, in the name of god,
do something. I have told him (Obama) that if you want a fundamental change,
youíve got to lead the way. Cease the politics of violence, aggression, lawlessness
and discrimination, the military occupation of the Middle East and stop your
support of the Zionist murderers. Love the peoples of this world. And we have tried
to bring about these changes. But right now we're concerned. The Americans
arenít moving forward in a positive manner."
The Iranian president
purports to be concerned that the "Zionists" might be controlling
President Obama just like former President Bush. Ahmadinejad emphasized that he
once wrote a letter
to President Bush suggesting that he, as a Christian, should behave like a
Christian. According to Ahmadinejad, however, Bush didnít take his advice or attend
to the holy citations he sent the U.S. president. President Ahmadinejad
described Bush as the "most despicable American president," and
expressed his wish that President Obama not suffer the same fate as his
Tabnak reported that Ahmadinejad announced a number of "government
objectives" during his visit to Isfahan, the first being: to prepare Iran for
"the administration of the world." The Iranian President added: "We
mustn't allow those who have dominated the world for 400 years to continue to oppress
us and saddle us with their arrogance." Ahmadinejad believes that the issue
of "culture" makes him and the "Islamic Republic of Iran" ideally
suited to manage the world and he therefore concludes: "We want to put the
worldís economy and politics in order, but we have only a limited time." In
this context, he called Western societies "uncultured." As proof of
the West's lack of culture, the Iranian
President referred to, "the [violation of] the sanctity of Islamic
beliefs and the prevention of Muslims from building mosques and minarets."
The Iranian President
believes that "there are some forces involved
with every dimension of the crisis." The economic power ofAmerica and the Western world are in decline, but Latin
America is on its way to monotheism - hence the need for the Islamic Republic
to start concerning itself with managing the world. He said: "We need to continue
to seek a new way of exercising power to manage the world." He also
stressed that Iran would reach the goal of administering and managing the world
with the help of "cultural engagement."†††
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To conclude, here is an
example of "cultural engagement," according to Iran's Islamic rulers:Parastou Forouhar[daughter ofDariush and
Parwaneh Forouhar, who were murdered by Iranian officials in 1998], who
lives in Germany, travelled to Iran once again this year to visit with
relatives and commemorate the anniversary of her parentís execution. Upon
leaving Iran for Frankfurt, she was arrested at Tehran Airport and her passport
was confiscated. Parastou Forouhar is one of Iranís most respected artists in
exile. It's possible that she'll be sentenced in court. The world of politics
is silent on this case and on the massive violations of human rights in Iran.
European politicians should recognize at last that the "Islamic Republic
of Iran" cannot be reformed, and that insistence on human rights must be
made the foundation of its foreign policy toward that country.
*Dr. Wahied Wahdat-Hagh
was born on October 20, 1957 in Ludwigsburg, in southern Germany. He's a senior
research fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy in Brussels. He
received his PhD at the Freie Universitšt Berlin. His dissertation, 'The
Islamic Republic of Iran: The Rule of Political Islam as a Form of
Totalitarianism,' was published in 2003.