[Preparing the Way for the Coming of the 12th Imam]

November 13, 2006
by: S.R. Shearer

"From the beginning of time, humanity has longed for the day when justice, peace, equality and compassion envelop the world. All of us can contribute to the establishment of such a world. When that day comes, the ultimate promise of … [Islam] … will be fulfilled with the emergence of a perfect human being [the 12th Imam] who is heir to all prophets and pious men. He will lead the world to justice and absolute peace. O mighty Lord, I pray to you to hasten the emergence of your last repository, the promised one, that perfect and pure human being, the one that will fill this world with justice and peace."

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran
At the United Nations in New York

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The defeat of the Republican Party in last Tuesday's Congressional elections spells the death knell for any prospect of effective U.S. military resistance to militant Islam - at least that's what the leaders of Radical Islam believe. With the Republicans out, the Islamists are confident that the Americans will eventually "roll over and die" before the onslaught of their forces, not only in Iraq but throughout the world; an onslaught that has by now - according to Michael F. Scheuer, a 22-year veteran with the CIA - claimed three "infidel" governments.

The first "infidel" government to go was the government of Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar which collapsed after the Islamists' 2003 attack on Madrid's train station. Aznar's government was one of the very few governments in Europe that had endorsed Bush's Middle Eastern policies. The wilting of the Spanish electorate before the terror of the Muslim jihad is counted by militant Muslims as proof that terror works.

Next down the drain was the government of Thailand, an heretofore staunch ally of the Bush Administration in its so-called "War against Terrorism;" the government was swept away a few months ago as a result of a military coup. The coup was ostensibly attributed to the corruption of deposed Premier Thaksin Shinawatra's government, but in reality the Thai generals seized power because of the increasing intensity of the Islamist separatist revolt in Thailand's three Muslim-dominated southern provinces. Nearly 2,000 people have died there since 2003; the central government is losing its grip in the region, and Thaksin's military response to the unrest was making little progress. The Thai generals named a Thai Muslim as the new premier - one who has said that it is now time to slow military operations down and talk about autonomy for the Muslim south. Again, the lesson is that terror works.

The shipwrecks of the Spanish and Thai governments and the exhilarating message it sends to the worldwide Islamist movement is fairly palpable:

"The infidels are weak, politically divided, terrified of using full military power and think that Radical Islam can be appeased. In short, war works; keep at it."

Now comes the defeat of the Bush Administration in last Tuesday's midterm elections. "Allah Akbar!" "God is the great!"

This is more proof to Islamists that God is on their side. The rise to power in the United States of so-called anti-war advocates such as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Jane Harman, etc, cannot help but augur well for the ultimate victory of the forces of Radical Islam worldwide!


Conservatives are appalled at the way the West seems to be faltering before the assault of the Islamists; to many observers, Europe is all but lost - and now it's America's turn. One prominent conservative journalist, a European, surveying the polls in the United States before the election - polls which suggested an overwhelming victory for the Democrats - wrote despairingly:

"I am in Los Angeles at the moment, and do not have the opportunity to write about events in Europe as much as I would like to. I will not be back in Brussels until 12 November. Over here in the U.S. all attention is focused on the upcoming elections. There is a possibility that the Democrats will become the majority in the House of Representatives and that Nancy Pelosi, the California Liberal, will become the next Speaker of the House. I was in West Hollywood on Halloween. A friend described this area as one third retiree, one third Russian and one third gay. Sounds a bit like Europe to me.

"The gays take every opportunity to dress up. Consequently Halloween has become a gay festival in LA. The first people I met when leaving the hotel were a group of MEN DRESSED UP AS BALLERINAS. This is Pelosi Land.

"Americans can already see what their country’s future will be if they vote for Pelosi and her band. They only need to watch Europe. That is what America will be like 20 years from now if the Liberals succeed in turning the U.S. into a European-style welfare state. The latter is the cause of all Europe’s problems. It has led to secularization, because people who are catered for from the cradle to the grave no longer need God. It has led to the immigration debacle, because Europe has attracted welfare immigrants who only come for the benefits and not to contribute to the host country’s wealth creation. It has led to the loss of the citizens’ ability to care for themselves, because they expect everything from the state.

"However, the current American elections are relevant for Europe, too. If they lead to the American withdrawal from Iraq, Europe will face a widespread intifada. The withdrawal will be perceived as a defeat of the West and the Muslim 'youths' in Europe’s cities will become even more arrogant. They utterly despise the Europeans, whom they perceive (not entirely without reason) to be MEN DRESSED UP AS BALLERINAS, and they hate America because it fights back. In a world ruled by men who only understand the language of power it is better to be hated than despised. If America withdraws the Islamist fanatics will despise America for it. They will take this as a sign that the West has been defeated and that the world is theirs."


Men dressed up as ballerinas who can't fight their way out of a paper bag? - that seems to be what's happening in France; and that's what will happen to America if Pelosi and her gang have anything to say about it.  He continues:

"Last year the French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy decided to reestablish law and order in the French immigrant suburbs which have become territorial pockets ruled by thugs and Islamists. Instead of fighting this battle with all available means the French authorities are waging a half-hearted war which has led to the current debacle in France's no-go areas. Last year 'youths' developed a habit of setting parked (and empty) cars on fire, but this year policemen and firefighters are being attacked in paramilitary raids and crowded buses are being hijacked and arsoned. Still the French Republic refuses to crack down on the Islamic hooligans.

"Yesterday Le Figaro reported that the police in Roubaix, a town in the North of France, had been ordered not to search the house of a suspected drug trafficker because he lived in a no-go part of town. Police officers reported in an official but confidential document that 'the Prefect [the Governor] of the Nord Department [Province] currently does not authorize police actions in that sector for reasons concerning public order'. The house of the suspected drug dealer was situated in 'a sensitive area'. Here the thugs can do as they please.

"Following the publication of the confidential police report both the French Interior Ministry and the Defense Ministry have denied its content, saying that the police officers misunderstood the orders given to them. The suspected drug trafficker was not arrested, they say, because the police had to wait for reinforcements. Meanwhile the authorities have announced an official investigation into the leaking of the document. This attitude is a recipe for defeat."

Men dressed up as ballerinas? - YES!  And now these ballerinas have seized control of the Senate and the House of Representatives in the United States!


In Iran, the religious leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei noted that -

"The [defeat of the Republicans] cannot be considered a mere domestic event, rather it marks the failure of Bush’s war-mongering policies worldwide."

Khamenei went on to say:

"The Failure of the Republicans, who lost their majority after 12 years in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate, can also mean victory for the Iranian nation at this juncture."

He ended by saying:

"The goal [of taking over the world] that once apparently seemed unattainable has now materialized."


Still, one has to wonder what it is that is moving the leaders of the Islamic Revolution towards confrontation with the West and, most particularly, the United States.  It has to be more than a belief that the West is being led by "men dressed up as ballerinas" - and one would be right in thinking so. One has only to listen to the utterances of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran to understand what is goading these men on; to understand that there is, as Anton La Guardia has suggested, another dimension, a religious messianism that is giving the leaders of the Islamic Revolution a sense of divine mission.

La Guardia writes:

"The most remarkable aspect of Mr. Ahmadinejad's piety is his devotion to the HIDDEN IMAM, the Messiah-like figure of … Islam, and the president's [i.e. Ahmadinejad] belief that his government must prepare the country for his return.

"One of the first acts of Mr. Ahmadinejad's government was to donate about £10 million to the Jamkaran mosque, a popular pilgrimage site where the pious come to drop messages to the Hidden Imam into a holy well.

"All streams of Islam believe in a divine saviour, known as the Mahdi, who will appear at the End of Days. A common rumour - denied by the government but widely believed - is that Mr. Ahmadinejad and his cabinet have signed a "contract" pledging themselves to work for the return of the Mahdi and sent it to Jamkaran."



Mr. Ahmadinejad appears to believe that these events are close at hand AND THAT ORDINARY MORTALS CAN INFLUENCE THE DVINE TIMETABLE. Indeed, according to La Guardia,

"Mr. Ahmadinejad is now tempting a clash with the West because he feels safe in the belief of the imminent return of the Hidden Imam. Worse, HE IS TRYING TO PROVOKE CHAOS IN THE HOPE OF HASTENING HIS APPEARANCE."

The fact is, there is no rational way of explaining what appears to be Teheran's deliberate effort to provoke the West, and most particularly the United States, other than to view what Ahmadinejad is up to in these apocalyptic terms. To believe otherwise is tantamount to saying that the leaders of the Islamic Revolution have an empty death wish.

Take, for example, what Ahmadinejad said last August in Teheran before a group of world leaders who had expected Ahmadinejad to accede to the demands of the West that he halt his nuclear program. Instead, what they heard was the president speak in apocalyptic terms of Iran struggling against an evil West that sought to promote "state terrorism," impose "the logic of the dark ages" and divide the world into "light and dark countries." The speech ended with a messianic appeal to God to

"… hasten the emergence of your last repository, the Promised One, that perfect and pure human being, the one who will fill this world with justice and peace."


Clearly, Ahmadinejad is a "TRUE BELIEVER." He is not pretending to a religious belief for political reasons. For example, in a video distributed by an Iranian web site last November, Ahmadinejad described how one of his Iranian colleagues claimed to have seen a glow of light around him as he began his speech to the UN. Ahmadinejad writes concerning the incident:

"I felt it myself too, I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed there. And for 27-28 minutes all the leaders did not blink. It's not an exaggeration, because I was looking."

He continued:

"They were astonished, as if a hand held them there and made them sit. It had opened their eyes and ears for the message of the Islamic Republic."

Plainly, according to La Guardia, Ahmadinejad relishes a clash with the West in the conviction that it would rekindle the spirit of the Islamic revolution and speed up the arrival of the Hidden Imam. Leaders of the Islamic Revolution believe that they have the West on the run. There is now nothing that stands in the way of total victory for the forces of militant Islam!


In light of this fact, British journalist Charles Moore writes with some trepidation:

"IRAN HAS BROKEN THE SEALS'. The phrase refers to the seals placed by UN nuclear inspectors on equipment that, unsealed, enables uranium enrichment, making possible the development of a nuclear bomb.

"It has a suitably apocalyptic ring. In the Book of Revelation, the Lamb breaks the seven seals and earth-shattering violence ensues: '...the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together... And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men... hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains'."

These are the same people (i.e., the "great men, the rich men, etc.) about whom Moore writes in disgust:

"For years now, the 'EU Three' - Britain, France and Germany - have been in charge [of negotiating with Iran to get that country to abandon its nuclear ambitions] … They have wanted to believe that they were dealing with a power that was negotiating in good faith. [But instead] … they have spurred Iran on to greater excesses by declaring that Western military action was 'inconceivable'. They have hoped against hope and against evidence."

Clearly, Europe's leaders have been hiding themselves "in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains" in fear of the forces of militant Islam - and now, with Pelosi and her merry band of ballerinas in charge in the United States, the U.S. has joined Europe in the "dens and in the rocks of the mountains" since Pelosi and those with her see - as the Europeans do - that "military action is inconceivable." ONLY TINY ISRAEL STANDS IN THE WAY OF ISLAM'S TOTAL VICTORY!

It's in the light of all this, the phrase "IRAN HAS BROKEN THE SEALS" takes on a sense of urgency - not only spiritually, but also as it relates to Iran's nuclear ambitions.


The Israelis, however, cannot permit the Iranians to obtain nuclear weapons. The fact is, all it would take to wipe out the nation of Israel are three well-placed nuclear blasts. It's obvious that Israel would have to strike Iran in order to prevent such an eventuality - especially in light of the fact that Ahmadinejad has promised to target Israel for destruction as soon as it acquires this weaponry. And those who think that Israel is not capable of thinking in these terms should remind themselves of what Israel did to Iraq's nuclear facilities in 1981 when Hussein - then a friend of the Americans - threatened Israel with nuclear annihilation just as the Iranians are doing today.

But, again, it isn't as if Ahmadinejad and his messianic co-conspirators in Tehran are not aware that they may be inviting a nuclear strike - if not from the United States as a result of Pelosi's victory in last week's elections, then from Israel.

Indeed, it seems as though the entire world is anticipating such a strike. In fact, in a recent documentary produced by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), BRITISH AUTHORITIES ACTUALLY PREDICTED SUCH A STRIKE AS EARLY AS THE SUMMER OF 2007 - essentially seven to nine months from now. Certainly Ahmadinejad is aware of these predictions - and, more to the point, he is aware of what happened to Iraq back in 1981.

And it's not just the British who anticipate such a strike, but the United States as well. The fact is, there is a great deal of evidence which suggests that the United States has been envisioning for some time now using Israel as a FRONT behind which it (i.e., the United States) could precipitate a war with Iran. To that end, the United States has been supplying Israel with US made conventional and nuclear weapons for more than a year now. This provision of nuclear weapons to Israel has been financed by US military aid, and has now been largely completed.

Israel has taken delivery from the US of several thousand "smart air launched weapons" including some 500 "bunker-buster bombs;" specifically the conventional "bunker buster" (the BLU 113), and the B61-11, which is the "nuclear version" of the BLU 113. Moreover, Israeli Dolphin-class submarines have been equipped with US Harpoon missiles armed with nuclear warheads that have been targeted at Iran. All this in addition to the two hundred nuclear bombs that it is estimated the Israelis have already produced for themselves,


The truth of the matter is, Pelosi and her gang of "male ballerinas" back in Washington are a perfect foil behind which Bush and his allies could precipitate a war in the Middle East that could be used to justify the creation of a MILITARY dictatorship in the United States. It's not difficult at all to anticipate the course of events such an Israeli strike against Iran would unleash:

  1. It would permanently RADICALIZE the Muslim world, not only in the Middle East and Central Asia, but also in Europe, South Asia, and the United States.

  2. It would precipitate the collapse of the moderate governments in the region, including, most especially, the governments of Turkey and Egypt.

  3. It would precipitate a wide range of bloodletting by Muslim radicals in Europe, the United States and elsewhere throughout the world.

  4. It would provoke an oil crisis that would make the oil crisis of the 1970s pale in comparison.

  5. And, finally, it could provide the PERFECT mask behind which the government could unleash another 9-11 event - an event that would RADICALIZE the U.S. population in favor of a permanent MILITARY dictatorship - a MILITARY dictatorship geared to  "CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS ..." (Daniel 7:25); to provoke what would be an "UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTION" (the words of Professor Bacevich and General Dunlap) against Congress; one that would be supported by a seething American evangelical community and an American military that would be desperate to avoid a repeat of its shameful and even dishonorable defeat in Vietnam. All this to say nothing of the desperation of the nation's ultra-rich who passionately fear the political and economic agenda of Pelosi and her gang of left-wing populists which they believe are setting the country up for the re-emergence of an anti-globalist movement that could sabotage the American New World Order System.


This is a scenario that comports easily to the Scriptures. Of course, we are dealing in a good deal of suppositions here - but these are suppositions that seem reasonable in the light of the Prophetic Scriptures and the present course of world history. There are, of course, some who could reasonably argue that we are being too premature, as it were, in anticipating these events. That there is time left - even enough time to include a Democratic interregnum of some four, and maybe even eight to ten years. But I doubt it. First, it is hard to see how the American New World Order System could sustain itself over this length of time under the anti-globalist pressure that is now manifesting itself not only in the Islamic world, but in Central and South America. Another eight to ten years could very well spell disaster to the American New World Order System, and there is NOTHING that could take the place of that system.

The very real fact of the matter is, the American elites who govern this system and who, as C. Wright Mills says, "form in this particular epoch a [a conjunction of power] that carries more consequences for more people than has ever been the case in the world history of mankind" will not permit the American New World Order System to drift into such turbulent waters - waters that could swamp their carefully crafted system and cause it to sink.

No! - that will never happen! To think otherwise is to doubt the resolve of this coterie of very determined individuals - people who have not shrunk from killing a president (JFK), murdering his brother (RFK) and slaying Martin Luther King when he threatened to swamp the capital with a "Poor People's March" that aimed at dislodging them from power. No! - this depraved, malignant cabal of evil men would never permit things to drift for another eight to ten years, endangering not only the American New World Order System, but themselves as well. After all, they well remember what happened to them in the French and Russian Revolutions - to  say nothing of the turmoil that threatened to dislodge them during the chaos of the Vietnam years - and they will never permit things to get so far out of control again.

Moreover, the Scriptures anticipate the presence of American forces in the precincts of ancient Babylon shortly before the beginning of the Gog/Magog War, a situation that would surely be negated by the Democrats who are clamoring to pull those troops out of Iraq - that is to say, out of the environs of ancient Babylon.


Finally, it is difficult to imagine that the forces of Radical Islam could be held in check for such a length of time. Certainly, the pronouncements of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran do not anticipate a delay of eight to ten years before the coming of the Mahdi - which brings us back to what most reasonable men must believe is the fear of Ahmadinejad and his radical followers of an Israeli strike against them.

But that's the point: Ahmadinejad and his followers NOT ONLY DO NOT FEAR such a strike, but they embrace such a possibility, knowing that chaos, war and bloodshed must precede the appearance of the Mahdi, and if that means the slaughter of millions and millions of Muslims as martyrs, so be it!


Sadly, Ahmadinejad and his radical disciples will get what they ask for, but not for good, but for evil:

"And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

"Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog …

"And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog …

"And I will … put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords …

"And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:

"And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days …

"Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog …

"And I will turn thee back, AND LEAVE BUT THE SIXTH PART OF THEE

"And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

"So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel." (Ezekiel 38:1-4 and15-16; 39:1-2 and 6-7)

What is this? - it certainly is not the outcome anticipated by Ahmadinejad and his followers! Nor is it necessarily the outcome anticipated by Christians, for the Gog/Magog War will not be the "end of things" as so many Christians now suppose, but only the beginning; specifically "THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS" - AND IT'S ALL JUST MOMENTS AWAY!

Yes! - Moore is right: "THE IRANIANS ARE BREAKING THE SEALS." Are you ready? Are you really? I hope so.

God bless you all!

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries

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