I have mentioned in my previous posts on Iran and the middle east that Iranian leader Ahmadinejad believes in the return of  the “Mahdi” that will usher in an era of justice and end tyranny. Reports also indicate Ahmadinejad believes it is his job to promote this return with armed conflict if necessary.  I have linked to a report by an Iranian cleric says that “Greater Iran” should rule over the middle east with a Caliphate from Iran to Israel with the elimination of Israel as a nation.

Obviously, this could be the soundings of a “nut job” but with Ahmadinejad believing in the return of the ‘Mahdi” then I believe these statements should be taken seriously and if we look at history all to often these statement made by people like this become reality. I remember that news interview that ABC did with Bin Laden back in the 90’s while he was in some cave and Bin Laden says he is at war with the United States and he will attack us.  We all thought he was some kind of nut sitting in a cave talking crazy and now we can look back at 9/11 and realize he meant what he said.

I know there are Christians that think if they do certain things they can hasten the return of Jesus as the bible speaks about so I realize there are people in our country that can make these statements as well.  How arrogant of us as human beings to think any action we take will hasten the return of Jesus, Mahdi etc… or whoever we believe in.  God works on his timetable and nothing we can do is going to speed up this process.  But again, I think we should pay attention to what “wackos” like this say because history shows the death and destruction that can happen if these type people are dealt in a timely matter.