Thursday, October 14, 2010

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LastDayWatchers just as the May 15th Prophecy with 100% accuracy warn you about the meaning of symbols and how they relate to Iran (See: The Iran Symbol, The Falsifiers and the Republican Prophecy), which will show you the rise of the little horns which will become greater then the great horn!

Ahmadinejad's trip a symbolic gesture

"BEIRUT: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Lebanon, which began on Wednesday, aims primarily to serve Iran’s international strategies against Israel and the US, a number of analysts told The Daily Star on Wednesday. While the three-day stay also underscores the regional importance of Hizbullah as Iran’s proxy militia here

The visiting president is using his enthusiastic reception to tell the US that its attempts to isolate the Islamic Republic and its leaders are failing

Ssaid Hilal Khashan, who teaches political science at the American University of Beirut, Ahmadinejad came to Lebanon for his own reasons,” Khashan added, Hilal Khashan, who teaches political science at the American University of Beirut, “Ahmadinejad came to Lebanon for his own reasons,” Khashan added

Ahmadinejad is sending a dual message, one to the US and one to the Israelis.”

Ahmadinejad is saying to Israel that “the forward division of the Revolutionary Guard Corps is here, and they are awaiting my signal, so you better sober up – don’t so something rash,” Khashan said. “They see Lebanon as Iran’s first defense line. He will give the Israelis the impression that he is visiting his war front with Israel.”

From the Iranian perspective, the visit should also display Iran’s enhanced standing in the region, said Raghid al-Solh, political analyst and adviser to the Issam Fares Center, a non-partisan think tank. In the latest example, Ahmadinejad can point to the acquiescence of the US-led alliance to another term for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who was Iran’s choice for the post.

Ahmadinejad’s stopover in Lebanon “has more to do with the status of Iran – Iran would like to consolidate its increasingly important status,” Solh added. “They are increasingly important in the region, especially with developments in Iraq.”

In addition, Ahmadinejad also wants to use his visit to show the so-called moderate Arab states such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia – longtime regional powers which enjoy good relations with the US – that a new Tehran-led axis including Iraq, Syria and Hizbullah has designs on regional leadership, Hanna said.

Ahmadinejad’s trip also demonstrates the growing regional significance of Hizbullah, which has firmly ensconced itself as the strongest political actor and has reportedly expanded its military arsenal markedly since the 2006 war with Israel, Hanna said.

This visit is really institutionalizing the importance of Hizbullah

Hizbullah, represent the most important tool to project power, because of what Hizbullah has achieved in the last five years. It tells you how important Hizbullah has become,”

"We do not believe that any Western leader -- or even any Arab leader -- could travel to Beirut today and move about in an open motorcade, as Ahmadinejad did"

let alone do so and attract crowds of tens of thousands of eager well-wishers. Security concerns alone would preclude such a scenario. And this is the reality, even though the United States and its European and Arab allies have put significant sums of money and political capital into trying to consolidate a "pro-Western" political order in Lebanon.

If Iran today has substantial soft power in the Middle East -- as we believe it does -- it has that power in no small part because it has picked winners rather than losers as its allies in key regional theaters. Whether we speak of Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Palestine, or Shi'a Islamist parties in Iraq, Iran's regional allies are genuine political forces -- that is, forces that win elections because they represent important and unavoidable constituencies with legitimate grievances.

And, in many cases, those allies engage in what their constituents believe is thoroughly laudable resistance against what those constituents see as America's (and Israel's) hegemonic ambitions in the Middle East. Again, Rami Khouri put it very well

All of this underscores an important strategic point that we have been making for some time -- in relative terms, the United States is becoming less capable of achieving its stated policy objectives in the Middle East, and the Islamic Republic is becoming more capable of achieving its objectives. This reality should prompt a fundamental recasting of America's "grand strategy" in this critical part of the world."

Because God Curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations will  intensify and the failure will continue to mount up

6 Iraqis killed in Baghdad explosions

"Six people, including an Iraqi Interior Ministry official and four members of a leading political bloc, died in multiple explosions Thursday throughout Baghdad.

Four people were killed when a roadside bomb struck a convoy carrying Abdul Karim Mahood, a key ally of former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, according to Baghdad police. The blast, apparently targeting members of Allawi's al-Iraqiya political coalition, occurred Thursday afternoon in Jurf al-Nadaf, an area in southeastern Baghdad.

In addition to the four fatalities, three others were wounded, though Mahood himself escaped unharmed. In Iraq's national election earlier this March, Allawi's bloc edged out Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's State of Law coalition by two seats for the 325-member parliament. But Iraq has still not formed a coalition government, months after the March 7 election."

Attacks kill 8 foreign troops in Afghanistan

"(Reuters) - Eight foreign troops from NATO-led forces were killed in five separate insurgent attacks in Afghanistan on Thursday, NATO said, bringing to 14 the number of troops killed in the last two days.

Violence in Afghanistan is at its highest levels since the overthrow of the Taliban in late 2001, with rising casualties on all sides of the conflict. More than 2,000 foreign troops have died since then, over half in the last two years."

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Ahmadinejad: Zionists will not last long

"In his speech, Ahmadinejad said nuclear power can "benefit humanity. It can be used in at least 16 different fields, such as medicine, industry and agriculture. But what are they (US) doing with it? You know very well. They made a nuclear bomb, but on the other hand prevented this possibility from other nations

"As for us (Iran), we met with the Europeans. The European side stressed that maybe in another 10 years they'll agree that we learn this technology. But at the same time they are using this technology for their own purposes," he said.

Ahmadinejad added, "If Lebanon had two or three nuclear power plants, the energy costs in Lebanon would be one-seventh of what they are now. Today, to advance nuclear energy in Lebanon, you need the West's approval. The West wants a monopoly on this technology."

The Iranian leader continued to attack the West, saying, "What did they do in Afghanistan? They conquered it in a few days, and look what they've done in the nine years since then. Did you the see the American forces kill 100 people at an Afghan wedding? They said, 'There were terrorists there.' They bombed an entire village. We asked: Why? They said, 'There were terrorists there.'"

Ahmadinejad: 'Friends are being framed'

"Ahmadinejad said “friends were being framed” for the murder of “a friend and a patriotic man,” a reference to former Premier Rafik Hariri’s 2005 assassination.

Endorsing Hizbullah’s position for the first time in public, Ahmadinejad said accusations being fabricated aimed to instigate strife among the Lebanese as to empower Israel"

On Israel's doorstep, Ahmadinejad hurls taunts across the Lebanese border

"Bint Jbeil is the largest Shiite town in the southern border district, and for 18 years it was occupied by Israeli troops. Israel withdrew from Lebanon in May 2000 in the face of a ferocious resistance campaign by Hezbollah.

Days after the Israeli withdrawal, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, chose Bint Jbeil as the site for his victory speech, during which he mocked Israel as being weaker than a “spider’s web.”

Six years later, during the month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah in July 2006, Bint Jbeil was the scene of one of the conflict’s bitterest battles. 

The Israelis attempted to overrun the town and drive out Hezbollah fighters in an operation it dubbed “Web of Steel,” a reference to Sheikh Nasrallah’s earlier ridicule.

But the Hezbollah fighters proved too tenacious and the Israeli forces eventually gave up"

Hezbollah’s Boy Scouts

"Young Mahdi seemed to enjoy the visit and the attention from this friend of his father's. He was an active scout, Dawi said, one of the best in the troop; he was destined, God willing, to follow his father's footsteps. "This is our role in the Mahdi Scouts: to transfer our ideas," Dawi said. "We want to live, but we don't want anyone to forget the enemy. Mahdi here is a child. His father died. Will he forget the enemy? No. The idea will be in his mind forever. It's something he will hold close."

Record gap with China sends U.S. trade deficit soaring in August

"Commerce Department says the overall shortfall in the exchange of goods jumped to $46.3 billion — with more than half of that coming from China.

A record monthly trade deficit with China helped send the overall U.S. trade imbalance surging unexpectedly in August, prompting experts to shave their projections of economic growth and adding fuel to midterm election campaigns already filled with vitriol over the outsourcing of jobs and a rising Chinese economy"