Monday, July 16, 2012
Iran’s leadership believes Islamic messiah coming soon, ex-CIA spy reports
By Mark Ellis
Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS) -- As a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard he witnessed unspeakable torture that caused him to question his faith in Islam and Iran’s government. As an ex-CIA spy who escaped to the U.S., his knowledge of the mindset of Iran’s current leadership leaves him deeply troubled.
“Iran’s leaders believe they can facilitate the coming of the last Islamic messiah,” says Reza Khalili, a pseudonym taken by the ex-spy for safety reasons. “They believe the centuries old Hadith predicts this and that the time is close.”
This thinking pervades the highest levels of Iran’s leadership. “The Ayatollah Khamenei for the first time published in the Iranian papers that he thinks they must get ready for war,” Khalili notes.
“He has told close associates that he will be the one to pass the flag of Islam to Imam Mahdi, the Islamic messiah. Khamenei believes he is the one.”
Khalili says Iran’s leaders think there are only “two triggers” left before the return of their messiah. First, is the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. “Because of the current situation they are very excited, because he is very ill and has been on his deathbed several times.”
The ex-spy personally translated a film authorized by the highest levels of Iran’s leadership, “The Coming is Upon Us.” The presenter in the film makes this claim:
“According to the Hadith, upon the death of a ruler named Abdullah, conflict and struggle for power will increase in Saudi Arabia and this will continue until the reappearance of the last messiah, Mahdi. Isn’t the presence of Abdullah, his illness, and his uncertain condition, great news for those anxious for The Coming? When Abdullah dies, the reappearance is guaranteed.”
The second trigger is the destruction of Israel.
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