Cameron consults Blair over the ‘State of Palestine’
And that detachment permits him to see that Middle East peace is not contingent on the carving up of Israel, but on the emerging Shi’a beast of Iran. It is President Ahmadinejad’s nuclear ambitions which herald Armageddon; not the weapons capability of Hamas. As the world focuses on the ascendant terrorist union of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Hezbollah in Syria, and al-Qaeda in Lybia, it is Iran who nurtures and suckles them, irrespective of their Sunni heresy, for the goal which units them all is the eradication of the state of Israel; to drive the ‘vermin Jews’ into the sea; to rid the world of the ‘lethal birds of prey’ and to disinfect the region of ‘lethal bacteria’.
Tony Blair understands (in ways that Nick Clegg never will) that for Shi’a prophecy to be fulfilled, Iran must not only possess nuclear weapons, but use them – for both national glory and eternal salvation. The Jews must be ethnically cleansed from the region: there is no ‘two-state solution’ which will satisfy this evil, for there is no compromise to be had. President Ahmadinejad is not enriching uranium for some civilian energy programme, but for the production of a bomb by which Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni (or his successors) may ‘wipe Israel off the map’. They may then welcome the 12th Imam and usher in the new Islamic era – a supreme Shi’a Islamic Caliphate.
All streams of Islam believe in a divine saviour, known as the Mahdi, who will appear at the End of Days in the company of Isa (Jesus). But President Ahmadinejad and his cabinet have pledged themselves to work for the return of the Mahdi. The most remarkable aspect of Ahmadinejad's piety is his devotion to this ‘Hidden Imam’, the Messiah-like figure of Shi’a Islam, and the President's belief that his government must prepare the country for his return. Indeed, his military involvement in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq is purposely designed to agitate against Israel to hasten the Last Day. Iran's dominant ‘Twelver’ sect believes the Mahdi will be Mohammed ibn Hasan, regarded as the 12th Imam and descendant of the Prophet Mohammed.
David Cameron may ‘do God’, but he doesn’t do theology. Especially where that theology becomes politics. Liberated from the constraints of office and the inconveniences of democracy, Tony Blair is free to do both. And he grasps that Iran’s foreign policy is theological and can mean only one thing for Israel. He knows that the Shi’as hold to the divine promise made in the Al-Israa Sura (Sura 17) that they will liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque – the first 'Kaba' – and will enter it as they have entered it the first time (Sura 17, ayat 7). And the prophetic foundation is the message of Mohammad that Islam will enter every house and will spread over the entire world.
President Ahmadinejad is dedicated and Iran’s Ayatollahs pledged with their lives to the ‘liberation of Palestine’ - all of ‘Palestine’. This is Iran’s final solution. If they can get a group like Hamas to do their bidding in the meantime, so much the better. But be not deceived, the quest for Palestinian nationhood and intermittent terrorist atrocities are just a lot of smoke and mirrors to deflect from the real grievance and the ultimate conflict. And should Israel fall, there can be no hope for the West.