By Mike Evans
The year: 1978. The President: Jimmy Carter. The situation: Iran.
The year: 2011. The President: Barack Obama. The situation: Egypt.
The similarities to what President Barack and Jimmy Carter faced with two Muslim countries are arresting. Calling the shots from his compound in Paris, the exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini never wavered in his determination to see the Shah of Iran deposed and Iran in the grip of Shariah law writhing under his powerful thumb. Carter wrestled with what course of action to take – the Shah or the man waiting in the wings to be his replacement? Pahlavi or Khomeini? Which was it to be?
Carter’s State Department had its own suggestions – everything from a coalition government to covertly making contact with the Ayatollah. The attitude at State was anti-Shah and anti-Iran. This divisive position would haunt American interests abroad for decades to come. It would open the door for the fanatical Ayatollah Khomeini and his Islamic revolution. Apparently, it did not occur to anyone in the new administration that the U.S. must be prepared for what might happen were the Shah’s monarchy to fail. And no one was prepared, least of all Jimmy Carter.
Carter’s ambassador in Iran, William Sullivan, was certain that Khomeini could “work well with the younger officers in the Shah’s army.” Others lauded the Ayatollah’s “notable record of concern for human rights.” The Shah’s own defense minister opined that the ruler was taken by the tail and thrown into exile like a dead rat.
In 2011, Barack Obama faces his own Iran albeit in another part of the Middle East – Egypt. Having learned from Carter the intricate steps to the political “flip-flop hip-hop” – Obama and his advisors seem to be pursuing the policy of no policy. He is not supporting Mubarak; neither is he supporting those seeking his overthrow. He has managed to come across as both callous and discourteous to the Egyptian president who has been a staunch American ally for thirty years. Rather than stepping into the forefront and actually leading Obama hid behind his press secretary Robert Gibbs who demanded that Mubarak’s administration speak to the “legitimate grievances … immediately.”
When prodded by a journalist to explain how that might happen, Gibbs all but threatened a cut in Egypt’s foreign aid. One might ask, “Just who is running the country? Barack Obama or Robert Gibbs?” The press secretary intimated that just when Mubarak had his back to the proverbial wall, the White House (or is it just Gibbs) has threatened to cut foreign aid.
Just as Carter failed to support the Shah, another long-time American ally, so Obama has taken steps to alienate any future Egyptian government that might include some of Mubarak’s men. And what does that say to King Abdullah of Jordan or President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen, as well as to other U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf? Will they be renounced as Mubarak seems to have been?
In Iran, once Khomeini was firmly in control he divested himself of any semblance of Western influence. He quickly dismissed Shaphur Bakhtiar, the Shah’s choice as his replacement and appointed Mehdi Bazargan as prime minister. He was replaced after eight short months by a government more reflective of Khomeini’s fanatical leadership.
Will the same thing happen in Egypt? Mohamed ElBaradei, the leader of the International Islamic Energy Agency and shill for modern-day Iran, is being touted as the most likely candidate to replace Mubarak. He is backed by the Muslim Brotherhood. He would be the perfect Bazargan, weak and ineffective, ripe for the picking when the Brotherhood determined the time was right to step on the world stage and take control of Egypt.
ElBaradei and those like him are often called the “donkeys of the revolution” – a means of transportation from the streets of Cairo to the government house. The Brotherhood is frequently called the best organized of all the political parties in Egypt. It would be a no-brainer to divest itself of ElBaradei when the time came.
Just as Jimmy Carter played footsie with Khomeini in the hopes that he would be a partner in peace for the U.S., so the Obama administration is said to have reached out to the Brotherhood “as part of an orderly process.” Have they learned nothing from Carter’s presidency and from events in 1979 Iran?
Did it not make an impression when the current supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Muhammad Badi, delivered a jihadist diatribe disguised as a sermon, preaching that Muslims “need to understand that the improvement and change that the Muslim nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death, just as the enemies pursue life.”
The Brotherhood is not a mild-mannered, politically correct group supportive of the Egyptian people who desire democratic change. It is, rather, a rabidly fundamentalist Islamic organization determined to take advantage of the crisis in Egypt to achieve its own end. The names of some of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders are familiar terrorists: al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Hamas leaders Khalid Sheikh Muhammad and Khaled Mashaal, who, by the way, counts Jimmy Carter among his friends.
The West is facing the imminent danger of the rise of yet another global threat in the form of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. It has decreed that Israel must be obliterated. How can the Obama administration stand on the sidelines and make the same mistakes Jimmy Carter made in 1979? Apparently history was not a mandatory subject in President Obama’s college courses.
Dr. Michael D. Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the nonfiction book Jimmy Carter: the Liberal Left and World Chaos, in which he compares the Obama and Carter presidencies; and the fiction book, GameChanger. Evans’ books are available at www.Timeworthybooks.com.
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Persia: The Final Jihad
Persia. The very word evokes images of kings and princes and tales of Arabian nights, of Scheherazade, the teller of 1001 stories of cunning and derring-do.
However, Persia was not solely acclaimed for the tales of 1001 Arabian Nights, but for algebra, Backgammon, a postal service, military conscription, and advances in human rights.
Living in the FOG (Favor of God)
Until God gave me this revelation, I had no idea that Scriptures I had circled even as a child would have special significance in the years to come.
After having seen Jesus face-to-face at the age of eleven, I knew I wanted to hear His voice again. That is what sparked this amazing search. I learned through this revelation how to hear the voice of God again and again-through His Word.
As a young girl, Sarah Batsheva was infatuated with the handsome teenage boy who lived down the street. That teenage boy was Adolf Eichmann. It all seemed innocent and nice until Sarah's grandmother died, and then nothing was ever the same again.
Living Fear Free
Discover the secret of "replacing fear with joy" and learn how "you can enter into His rest by accepting the reality of the Atonement".
This uplifting book will remind you that "You are a soldier in the army of God…called, anointed, filled, blessed, and equipped and…more than a conqueror in Him". You will be inspired to "take courage as you go in His name" and filled with hope as you remember that "the best is yet to come!"
What is the real reason for the ongoing conflict in the Middle East between the Jewish and Muslim populations?
The Candidate was written in order to expose the lie of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and to reveal the extent to which this lie has led to the ongoing hatred of the Jewish people and the state of Israel by her racist enemies.
It was written in fiction form in order to reach beyond an audience of scholars, academics and political pundits to the common man. Most are unaware of the extent to which even their own opinions about modern Israel and the Jewish people have been subtly influenced by the anti-Semitic slurs which ultimately flow from this hate literature.
The Final Generation
Are the Prophetic Pieces Nearly in Place?
A diabolical counterfeit of God's ultimate plan of salvation seems to be spreading across the Middle East—and is playing out just as foretold in the Bible. While Western Christians seem to be growing more complacent and concerned with their personal comfort and success, a prophetic storm is gathering in the Middle East. Radical Islamists are preparing for the final battle, believing it will usher in a new age of Islamist supremacy.
Do you find these events as chilling as I do?
The Samson Option
Darkness blankets the eastern seaboard. From Maine to Georgia, the power grid is in shambles, destroyed by the pulse of a high-altitude nuclear detonation. Cities and towns of every size are on the verge of chaos. Only the military continues to function, frantically searching the seas for the two container ships bearing nuclear missiles poised for a second strike that will destory what remains of America. The President is convinced the attacks are the work of Al-Qa’ida operatives aided by elements within the Pakistani government. David Hoag knows the truth about who is really behind the attacks, but powerful forces in high places are bent on unleashing America's military might and Israel is poised for a response of its own. Can Hoag reach the President in the time to avert a worldwide disaster? Or, is the beginning of the end?
Events in the Middle East are rapidly moving toward total chaos. Eyes worldwide are directed toward every country except the one that is most important—Israel. It has been called the "world's canary in the coal mine." You know the story of how miners carried canaries into coal mines to detect poisonous methane gas. It was one of the first early warning systems.
Each of the countries that surround Israel—Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt—is in upheaval to some degree. The only matter on which all can agree is their hatred for Israel and the Jewish people.
Sorrowfully, the Liberal Left in America has drawn a line in the sand and stepped over to the other side—away from our long-time ally, Israel. President Barack Obama's one-world view has placed him squarely alongside the United Nations. He has cast his lot with those who would see Israel stripped, bleeding, and impotent to defend herself. No longer the Good Samaritan, he has befriended those who pass by on the other side and ignore the threat Israel faces.
IT’S A LIE THAT WOULD NOT DIE;
believed to be true by Adolf Hitler, Henry Ford, and the late Osama bin Laden. It was introduced by the Russian secret police in an attempt to bolster the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. It erroneously exposed his enemies as co-conspirators with the Jews in a plot to take over the world. This fabricated document was embraced by a religious fanatic, Sergei Nilus, and published in 1905 in Russia. He published three separate versions of the book, and the last in 1917 indicated that Theodor Herzl was the writer of the mythical conspiracy theory. The book birthed the pogroms in Russia, and was used by Hitler as an excuse to exterminate six million Jews in Europe. Many Muslim leaders worldwide keep it within reach as the most revered book, after the Quran. Every terrorist organization uses this plagiarized copy to support the vile acts it commits.
When a father forsakes his God-given responsibilities, Can a son find the strength to forgive?
… David took a deep breath and forced himself to think. God’s grace, he told himself, reaches to the depths of sin.
When a son is wounded beyond belief, Can he unleash the healing power of love on his entire family?
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison while hoping it will make your enemy sick, David thought to himself.
When a heaven-sent messenger draws near and empowers healing… Can a man of God believe what he sees?
As he sat there on the step the light through the window grew brighter again, filling the room and surrounding him with its glow.
You’ll love this moving story of grace and forgiveness beyond measure.
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. - Genesis 12:3
President Obama plans to succeed in dividing Jerusalem by 2012, blackmailing Israel over the Iran crisis to achieve his objective. "Never miss the opportunity of a crisis."
The president apparently feels that Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria are a fair trade in order to keep Iran (Persia) from going atomic. The Obama administration seems to be treating Israel as a property to be bartered — or perhaps more accurately — to be betrayed for the sake of expediency. The Arab world wants its 22nd Islamic state with its capital in Jerusalem for one simple reason: Muslims believe Israel is Arab land occupied by foreigners.
If America touches prophecy - Jerusalem - God's curse will fall upon America and upon President Obama as decreed in Genesie 12:3. The ancient prophet Zachariah cried out, "I will make Jerusalem a cup that will send all the surrounding people reeling … an immovable rock for all nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves."
An Islamic radical drives a Suburban loaded with explosives into the early morning drop-off line at a school in Denver.
In Chicago, another fanatical Muslim drives a gasoline truck into the Chicago Board of Trade building. Death and destruction rain down.
Terrorists crash small, explosive-laden airplanes into the airport in Atlanta, destroying two jumbo jets and the main terminal. All flights are grounded.
A nuclear bomb is exploded high above Washington, D.C. The entire East Coast power grid collapses. Everything is at a standstill.
This electrifying new fiction novel from Mike Evans traces the events from inception to execution — from the hopelessness of a world gone mad to a renewed hope.
Atomic Iran: Countdown to Armageddon
The Story Behind this Provocative Book
The Countdown to Armageddon Has Begun!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that Israel must be “wiped off the map.” Such a radical statement might seem like bravado and bluster, but the Iranian connection to rocket attacks on Israel make it crystal clear that the Islamic Republic has every intention of following through with its threats of total destruction. Most troubling of all, Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons with reckless determination as part of its mission to annihilate Israel, which Ahmadinejad calls a “stain of disgrace.”
With Iran’s history of contempt for the United Nations, the United States, Great Britain, and of course, Israel, such an apocalyptic event could happen at any moment. You need to take a stand!
Jimmy Carter, the Liberal Left and World Chaos
The presidential election was a public sounding board for the much-touted failures of the Republican Party. He ran against a disgraced president in the aftermath of an unpopular war on a theme of "change." He kept his word, and change began. Barack Obama? No, Jimmy Carter!
Philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Jimmy Carter, the Liberal Left and World Chaos: An Obama/Carter Plan That Will Not Work, is a 550-page hardback revealing how Barack Obama and the Liberal Left are poised to repeat Carter's changes and mistakes!
Mistakes like providing checks of $150 million to the Ayatollah Khomeini to overthrow the Shah of Iran. This change lit the fuse of terrorism that exploded against the world when Khomeini declared April Fools Day 1980 "the first day of the government of God." Radical Islam was born. As if that weren't enough, Carter provided $500 million to the Muslim Brotherhood Freedom Fighters, who became the Taliban and Al-Qaeda