Messianic Apocalypse Is Now The Antichrist’s

The Economist
But the defeat of the jihadist group in the real world might revive realism among Sunnis
THE fate of a small rural town in northern Syria might seem inconsequential when faced with a multinational assault on the group’s main stronghold, Mosul. But few places were more central to the image of Islamic State (IS). The jihadists lauded Dabiq as the locus, as cited in an obscure Hadith, or saying of the Prophet Muhammad, of the battle of the end of days; in their vision it would host an apocalyptic showdown between the self-styled caliphate’s faithful and Western crusaders. It named its glossy English-language e-zine after the town, and beheaded its victims, like Peter Kassig, an American aid worker, in its foothills. As the day of reckoning approached, observers reported that IS had fortified Dabiq with 1,200 fighters.
In the end, IS went with barely a whimper (see map). The jihadists folded before the advance of Turkish-backed rivals after just a day’s battle. IS’s caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had foretold of the capitulation in a dream, explained apologists. IS’s propagandists even pre-empted the fall with the launch of a new English title, Rumiya, deferring the end-of-days battle until IS reaches Rome.
IS’s eschatology—the theology of death, judgement and the ending of the world—has always been flexible. Experts see it more as a recruitment tool than a tenet of faith. “Opportunistic apocalypticism,” is how one French scholar, Jean-Pierre Filiu, has called it. Mr Baghdadi seemed more interested in state-building than doomsday. He called himself “caliph”, an earthly ruler, rather than a mythological mahdi, or messiah. But theological hype helped whip up impressionable Muslims abroad, like Mohammed Emwazi, a London dropout who executed Mr Kassig and others. “Apocalyptic motifs helped recruit people unfamiliar with the tradition. Europeans fit into that category,” says David Cook, an American professor and author of “Apocalyptic Islam”. In the words of Ibn Khaldoun, classical Islam’s greatest and most cynical historian, “The Arabs obtain power only by relying on a religious movement.”
Traditionally, Sunni Islam—Islam’s dominant sect—sought to prop up the world order. The notion of upending it was more a Shia belief, offering Islam’s suppressed and historically battered minority a hope of final redemption. At the appointed hour, their 12th imam, who disappeared in 941 to avoid the persecution Sunni despots had inflicted on his 11 predecessors, would return as al-mahdi al-muntadhar, “the awaited saviour”, and vanquish the Shias’ Sunni oppressors.
But over the past century Sunnis have come to see the world differently. Western armies upturned the old order of Islam’s Iraqi heartland, replacing Sunni masters (a minority) with non-Sunni ones (the Shia majority). Sunni confidence has turned to despair.
Jihadists like al-Qaeda had scant time for the apocalyptic, but as successive waves of jihad floundered and the Sunni lot worsened, some Sunnis adopted some of Shia Islam’s more fantastical thinking. “Millennial traits were always there in Sunni Islam but undeveloped in any great detail,” says Robert Gleave, of Exeter University. After America killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, in 2006, and put his jihadists to rout, a despondent remnant unearthed references buried in canonical compilations of Muhammad’s sayings. They unearthed alamat al-saa, or signs of the hour, including the race to construct sky-high buildings, the rising of the sun in the west and an army brandishing black banners in the east—all signs that Zarqawi’s devotees claimed to discern. Accompanying the mahdi, Jesus would return, they claimed, bearing a bloody lance.
By contrast, as Iraq’s Shias grew accustomed to power, their own apocalyptic impulse waned. “When we suffered we prayed for the imam”, says a taxi-driver from Baghdad’s teeming Shia shantytown, Sadr City. “Now that victory is here, we’ve forgotten him.” In Iran, laymen and low-level clerics have still found the notion of apocalypse useful in challenging establishment clerics. When challenged by ayatollahs, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Islamic Republic ex-president, and only layman to have held the job, would convene his cabinet in Jamkaran, one of the bling-emblazoned sites where the 12th imam is expected to return. But on the whole, Shias have tempered their talk of extra-worldly deliverance. Even Muqtada al-Sadr, a lowly but firebrand Iraqi cleric, rebranded his Mahdi Army as the Brigades of Peace.
Now that Dabiq has failed to deliver, might jihadists abort their more nihilistic ideas? Precedent suggests that, for some, failure will only redouble their flights of fancy. But from the pavements of Cairo to Karbala, Mr Cook detects a decline in apocalyptic publications. Under tighter surveillance, the more hysterical might have gone underground or found a home on the deep web. But many Sunni Iraqis are as appalled by IS’s horror movies as anyone else. Preachers in Baghdad say a new realism is taking hold. Better, perhaps, that the appointed hour waits.

The Truth About The End (Revelation 16)


The Unknown Danger of Nuclear Apocalypse
 
by Dr. Stoyan Sarg October 9, 2015

The nightmare scenario of nuclear war may actually be more frightening than you could ever have imagined.

Life on the Earth is in danger of total destruction like never before. An apocalypse caused not by a natural event but from human behavior due to a scientific misconception. What is that? It is the incorrect concept about space, adopted a hundred years ago. Despite the accumulated evidence about this misconception, the status quo is kept by the established authorities in favor of powerful forces so as not to jeopardize their global interests. For people not aware of this issue, it may seem unimportant. However, it leads to a very dangerous strategy taken by politicians and military adventurers. With the new cold war tension and the present nuclear arsenals, life on Earth is endangered from an apocalyptic event that is not predicted by contemporary science due to the mentioned above misconception.
Today, the world is staggered by many growing problems of different kinds: economic crisis, poverty, religion confrontations, moral erosion, local wars and population migration. At the same time, the mass media is largely controlled by powerful financial forces. In this way they are able to influence the minds of the masses in order to keep their own power. Driven by the corporate ambitions for global resources, a powerful venture capital was formed during the past two decades. The power of some united venture capital was raised to the level of national and even international policy. In this way, military power was influenced, which gave an enormous advantage for pursuing some global interests. The signature of this new power appeared in the foreign policy of a few powerful countries by imposing their interests over the interests of smaller or less powerful countries.
In the last few years, the global interest of major powerful countries entered into a conflict. It was raised to the level where negotiations and international rules were neglected and replaced by military solutions. At the same time, confidence between them eroded continuously, while the military opposition grew. Now there are war tension zones in different parts of the globe including the Middle East, but the most dangerous one is in Europe. There is a fast military escalation between Western Europe and the USA on one side and Russia on the other. Since the East European countries are between them, many war strategists think that they will serve as a buffer for eventual military conflict. Presently, in the new cold war, we can hear words from some top politicians that the eventual use of a nuclear weapon is not excluded. However, they are not aware of one dangerous consequence from which they are not immune.
With the new NATO plan for installation of nuclear tactical weapons in Europe, nuclear missiles may reach Moscow in only 6 minutes, and the opposite case is also possible in the same time. The question is: how can we be sure that this will not be triggered by a human error or computer malfunction. An adequate reaction dictated by the dilemma “to be or not to be” and the concept of preventive nuclear strike may lead to a nuclear consequence that is difficult to stop. At the present level of distributed controlled systems and military global navigations, this will lead to unstoppable global nuclear war. However, there is something not predicted, of which the military strategists, politicians and powerful forces are not aware. Probably, it will not be a nuclear winter that they hope to survive in their underground facilities. The most probable consequence will be a partial loss of the Earth’s atmosphere as a result of one or many powerful simultaneous tornadoes caused by the nuclear explosions.
In a tornado, a powerful antigravitational effect takes place. The official science does not have an adequate explanation for this feature due to an incorrect concept about space. The antigravitational effect is not a result of the circling air. It is a specific physical effect in the aether space that is dismissed in physics as it is currently taught. Therefore, the effective height of this effect is not limited to the height of the atmosphere. Then in the case of many simultaneous powerful tornadoes, an effect of suction of the earth atmosphere into space might take place. Such events are observed on the Sun and the present physical science does not have an explanation for them. The antigravitational effect is accompanied by specific electric and magnetic fields with a twisted shape. This is observed in tornado events on the Sun. Some effects in the upper Earth atmosphere known as sprites have a similar combination of electrical and magnetic fields but in a weaker form. They are also a mystery for contemporary physical science.
At the time of atmospheric nuclear tests, made in the last century, a number of induced tornadoes are observed near the nuclear mushroom as shown in Figure 1.
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The strongest antigravitational effect, however, occurs in the central column of the formed nuclear mushroom. The analysis of underwater nuclear tests also indicates a strong antigravitational effect. It causes a rise of a vertical column of water. In the test shown in Figure 2, the vertical column contains millions tons of water.
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It is known that Mars once had liquid water and consequently an atmosphere that has mysteriously disappeared. If the scenario described above takes place, the Earth will become a dead planet like Mars. The powerful politicians, military adventurers and their financial supporters must be aware that even the most secured underground facility will not save them if a global nuclear conflict is triggered. Their disgraced end will be more miserable than the deaths of the billions of innocent human beings, including the animal world.

Russians Have A Truly Apocalyptic Vision Of The Future (Rev 16)

Russia could detonate nuclear weapons over Yellowstone supervolcano and San Andreas fault to completely annihilate America says retired Kremlin military analyst

  • Konstantin Sivkov wrote that Russia needs a new ‘asymmetric’ weapon
  • He says detonating nuclear weapons on seafloor would unleash tsunamis
  • Seismic activity would trigger volcano, pour feet of ash over the US
  • He says tsunamis could affect 240 million Americans and hit Europe too
  • Analyst says new weapons could be ready within 10 years
  • TV presenter previously said Russia could turn US to ‘radioactive dust’
Konstantin Sivkov, who writes a column for the Military-Industrial Courier, wrote earlier this month that Russia needed new ‘megaweapons’ to unleash chaos and guarantee destruction of its enemies.
In an article titled ‘Nuclear Special Forces’ he said that Russia should develop nuclear weapons manned by a small force that can cause tsunamis on the US coasts and force a volcano in Yellowstone National Park to erupt.
Konstantin Sivkov, a Russian military analyst, has said that his country needs to develop a new nuclear deterrent against the US
Sivkov wrote a column in the Military-Industrial Courier that Russian should develop a small force of megaweapons  that can cause tsunamis and seismic activity at Yellowstone National Park (pictured)
Sivkov wrote a column in the Military-Industrial Courier that Russian should develop a small force of megaweapons  that can cause tsunamis and seismic activity at Yellowstone National Park (pictured)
He said that the main objective of the new system would serve as an asymmetric threat against the US, which is ‘moving to the borders or Russia’
The Russian analyst reasoned that because 80 per cent US population lives near the coast, generating tsunamis on the San Andreas fault and in the Atlantic would be an effective way of causing massive damage to 240 million people.
He references Hurricane Katrina’s impact on New Orleans and says that detonating nuclear bombs near the bottom of the ocean would create waves almost a mile high that would sweep inland.
The military man says that all the seismic activity could release another wave that would wipe out the US’s European allies.
Sivkov, the president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, says that Russia’s large inland territory in Siberia will protect it from receiving too much harm.
He raises the stakes for the apocalyptic scenario even further by saying that the tsunami could trigger the Yellowstone Caldera, a supervolcano that last exploded 640,000 years ago.
Triggering the Yellowstone Caldera, which hasn't erupted in 640,000 years, would spread ash across the country. Above, a map from the United States Geological Survey predicts the amount of ash from the blast

Triggering the Yellowstone Caldera, which hasn’t erupted in 640,000 years, would spread ash across the country. Above, a map from the United States Geological Survey predicts the amount of ash from the blast
Sivkov says that triggering the supervolcano at Yellowstone would cover most of the US in ash and serve as an asymmetric weapon. Above, Mammoth Hot Springs at the park
Sivkov says that triggering the supervolcano at Yellowstone would cover most of the US in ash and serve as an asymmetric weapon. Above, Mammoth Hot Springs at the park
The explosion would then unleash feet of volcanic ash over all of the United States.
Sivkov said that the normal nuclear deterrent was not good enough and too expensive given Russia’s economic problems.
While he is convinced of his idea, it remains to be seen if the tsunami and the litany of destruction that followed would be even be possible if the world came to nuclear war.
The journal that the analyst writes for is a niche publication with less than 2,000 fans on the Russian social network VKontakte.
He may not have the ear of President Vladimir Putin, but Sivkov has a history of making attention-grabbing statements about Russian military affairs for state-backed media.
He has imagined potential war between the US and Russia before, telling the pro-Kremlin Independent Newspaper that military games in eastern Russian north of Japan were ‘intended to simulate a response to a hypothetical attack by Japanese and US forces.’
His other articles in VPK repeatedly call for bigger and more powerful weapons for the Russian military and he has bemoaned Russia’s lack of military spending compared to the US, according to the Moscow Times.
Sivkov said that detonating nuclear bombs on the ocean floor could generate deadly tsunamis and cause massive damage to the US population. Above, devastation after the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan
Sivkov said that detonating nuclear bombs on the ocean floor could generate deadly tsunamis and cause massive damage to the US population. Above, devastation after the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan
Russians’ once positive views of America have slid sharply since the beginning of rising tensions between Moscow and Washington over Syria and Ukraine.
Imagining America turned to ashes is a frightening thought, though Sivkov’s article was not the first time that it had been floated recently in Russia.
During the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis and Russia’s annexation of Crimea, state-run television presenter Dmitry Kiselyov said that President Obama’s gray hair was because of worries about Russian nuclear weapons.
He said that Russia was ‘the only country in the world capable of turning the USA into radioactive dust.’
 

Netanyahu Warns Off Iran’s Apocalypse

In an interview with NBC on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei cannot be trusted because he heads a “cult” that is “wild in its ambition and aggression” adding it is a “messianic, apocalyptic, radical regime.”
Asked whether he believes the Iranians chose to elect President Hassan Rohani because they want change and a lifting of the sanctions, Netanyahu said he’s sure they do, but stressed that Iranians are not governed by Rohani but by Ayatollah Khamenei.
Netanyahu reiterated the dangers Iran poses and insisted the world must prevent it from reaching nuclear capacity. Netanyahu said Iran is developing intercontinental ballistic missiles whose “sole purpose is to arm them with a nuclear payload. You don’t want to be in a position where this messianic, apocalyptic, radical regime that has these wild ambitions but a nice spokesman gets away with building the weapons of mass death.”
Regarding the difference between former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Rohani, Netanyahu reiterated what he said during his United Nations General Assembly speech about a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, arguing that “a difference in style doesn’t make a difference in policy.”
Asked if Rohani’s recent gestures, such as tweeting a happy Rosh Hashana to Jews and admitting Nazis committed crimes against Jews could point towards a change in Iran’s approach, Netanyahu answered: “I look at what they do, not what they say.”