Two Minutes to Midnight

Tomorrow is August 22, 2006, a designated holy day on the Islamic calendar that is the day of reckoning for Shiites. So what, right?

Yeah…well, then there’s this:

Some Shiite sects believe that August 22 could correspond to the end of the world.

And guess who’s playin’ up that date? Yep, that’s right. Mike Wallace’s friend Mr. Happy, bubbie Ahmadinejad.

Iran has announced that it will continue to develop its nuclear program. To followers of Iranian President Ahmadinejad, this is a well-timed affront to Israel, the United States and the world. The United Nations had given Iran until the end of the month to respond, but Ahmadinejad had made it clear to all Iranians and the world that he intended to respond on the eve of August 22.

Whether or not this announcement is the end of Ahmadinejad’s plans for August 22, one expert says we will have to wait and watch.

“The only thing we can know is that the date was not chosen by accident,” said Robert Spencer, Director of and an adjunct fellow at the Free Congress Foundation, a conservative think tank. “It does seem very likely, very probable, that he has something major in mind, whether only a major announcement or a major attack, we will soon see.”

Now, we know the man is crazy, but is he really that crazy? I think the answer is “Yes”. And let’s hope the CIA believes the same, and MI6 too, for that matter.

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock.

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