On July 19, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council announced a date certain on which it would provide a response to the June 6 offer of anti-nuclear incentives by Western powers, stating that “the package of incentives requires a logical time to study it,” and promising that “August 22 has been set for declaring (our) views.”

Pastor Harry, the host of Doomsday Talk Radio who is known for advocating the burning of Santa Claus dolls, says:

Iran is at work to develop a nuclear wepaon which they plan to destroy Israel with. AUG 22 2006 is the date when Iran’s Leadership believes they will have enriched enough uranium to build between 2-3 nuclear warheads. AUG 22 is when Iran will seek to “sit down and negotiate” with The EU and USA about a “peaceful” nuclear weapons program.

IRAN will accept $20 Billion Dollars (in blood money) to stop enriching uranium and start plans to allow Russia to build and monitor a nuclear reactor for “electricity”.

IRAN will take this $20 billion plus dollars and use it to finance Global Terrorism and re-arm Hezbollah as IRAN SECRETLY STARTS PRODUCTION ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Experts disagree when Iran will have a nuclear missile. SOme experts say between 3-5 years and others much less. Israel believes Iran could have a nuclear missile by SEPT 31 2006.

What happens is Iran “hired” a team of North Korean nuclear scientists to help them build a nuclear missile by SEPT 23 2006, the jewish new year (5766). I am sure for enough $$$$, North Korea would smuggle a team of scientists into Iran and “dispose” of them once their mission is completed.

I BELIEVE AUG 22 2006 IS THE POINT OF NO RETURN! [sic]

Only he says it in bigger, bolder and more colorful fonts. Full text here.

Meanwhile, Farid Ghadry, the president of the Reform Party of Syria, is asserting that Iran has another reason for choosing August 22:

He asserts that the Supreme National Security Council of Iran chose the August 22 date “for a very precise reason. August 21, 2006 (Rajab 27, 1427) is known in the Islamic calendar as the Night of the Sira’a and Miira’aj, the night Prophet Mohammed (saas) ascended to heaven from the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on a Bourak (Half animal, half man), while a great light lit-up the night sky, and visited Heaven and Hell also Beit al-Saada and Beit al-Shaqaa (House of Happiness and House of Misery) and then descended back to Mecca.…”

The Night Journey, or Miraj, is central to Islam’s claim to Jerusalem as an Islamic holy city. According to Islamic tradition, Muhammad was carried on a Buraq, a miraculous horse with a human head, from Mecca to Jerusalem, where he ascended into heaven and met the other prophets. The only thing the Qur’an has to say about it is this: “Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless, in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things)” (17:1). There is no identification of the “farthest Mosque” with any mosque in Jerusalem in this, but the Hadith is very clear on the identification of its location with Jerusalem.

The traditions say that Muhammad and the Buraq, along with the angel Gabriel, went to the Temple Mount, and from there to heaven itself, where Muhammad encountered various prophets. In the sixth heaven was Moses, occasioning a dig at the Jews. “When I left him,” Muhammad says, “he wept. Someone asked him, ‘What makes you weep?’ Moses said, ‘I weep because after me there has been sent (Muhammad as a Prophet) a young man, whose followers will enter Paradise in greater numbers than my followers.’”

Evidently, however, Muhammad’s stories of his journey were not altogether convincing: even some of the Muslims abandoned their faith and challenged Muhammad’s most faithful follower, Abu Bakr, to do the same. Abu Bakr was contemptuous: “If he says so then it is true. And what is so surprising in that? He tells me that communications from God from heaven to earth come to him in an hour of a day or night and I believe him, and that is more extraordinary than that at which you boggle!” The world has continued to witness such unshakeable devotion from Muslims to this day.

Did Muhammad really go anywhere? According to his favorite wife, Aisha, he did not: “The apostle’s body remained where it was but God removed his spirit by night.” Nevertheless, the Night Journey has become firmly embedded in the Islamic consciousness, such that Muslims today celebrate it as one of the central events of Muhammad’s life. And now, according to Ghadry, Ahmadinejad is planning an illumination of the night sky over Jerusalem to rival the one that greeted the Prophet of Islam on his journey. What the Iranian President, he says, is “promising the world by August 22 is the light in the sky over the Aqsa Mosque that took place the night before. That is his answer to the package of incentives the international community offered Iran on June 6.”

Certainly a nuclear attack on Jerusalem or even an all-out conventional assault against Israel by Iran would be consistent with Ahmadinejad’s oft-repeated denials of Israel’s right to exist and recent predictions that its demise was at hand. He hinted at the use of nuclear weapons in his phrasing when he said that Israel “pushed the button of its own destruction” by finally retaliating against Hizballah’s relentless rocket barrage from south Lebanon.

Full article here.

A rain of nuclear missiles certainly would be an unambiguous reply to a package of anti-nuclear incentives. Beats sending a clown with balloons and a big greeting card.

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