"I had a nice talk with Zuhair about the Mahdi, or the Islamic messiah. Then we talked about the Hidden Imam, which is the Shiite interpretation of the Mahdi.
According to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinijad, the Hidden Imam will make his reappearance when the world descends into chaos. And once the Imam returns he will make the world anew, peaceful and wholly Islamic. It is a nice thing to believe.
However, U.S. national security people worry that Ahmedinijad says that some humans (like himself) can hasten the coming of the Hidden Imam, presumably by fomenting the chaos that is the necessary prerequisite to the Imam’s arrival.
Zuhair seemed inclined to believe that the Iranian president was right. I said it certainly seemed to be the case that the world was descending into chaos. Zuhair said there was going to be an apocalypse in Palestine.
I said that Israel was not a democracy, but was a corrupt country whose policies were made by extremists funded by the Russian Mafia. Zuhair said again that there was going to be an apocalypse. I said, “Yep.”
The short of it is, Zuhair and I were getting along well. But when I mentioned that I believed that one of the people who had set up those anonymous accounts in China was an Iranian fellow with ties to the Revolutionary Guard, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Russian Mafia — well, the reader might think that sounds pretty crazy."
Zur Erinnerung: der "Mahdi" ist das islamische Pendant zum jüdischen Moschiach, dessen Ankunft die durchgeknallten Chassiden erwarten (oder soll man sagen: an dessen Erscheinung diese Kreise arbeiten?), über die Wolfgang Eggert berichtet.
Teil 14 der Serie hat den schönen Titel "The Miscreants’ Global Bust-Out (Chapter 14): How the Russian Mafia Captured the DTCC — and the American Financial System"