A couple of weeks ago the president of iran told the world that iran will have an answer to the UN resolution on the 22 of august.
I just found this article and the significance of the date that apart from being an occult signature is also a muslim holiday.
Please reead this intriguing article.
DEBKAfile - We start where the media stop
August 22 - Iran's Military Exercise and Apocalyptic Plans for Israel and
DEBKAfile Special Report
August 20, 2006, 1:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
Washington is keeping a sharp weather eye out for Tuesday, August 22, which
this year corresponds in the Islamic calendar to the date on which many
Sunni Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on his
winged horse Buraq to "the farthest mosque", which is traditionally
identified with Jerusalem.
According to the Muslim legend, on that day, a divine white light spread
over Jerusalem and the whole world.
DEBKAfile's intelligence sources report that information rated "highly
credible" has reached US undercover agencies of a secret report presented to
Iran's supreme ruler Ali Khamenei by Abdollah Shabhazi, one of the heads of
the Supreme National Security Council. He claims to expose a mega-terror
plot against Jerusalem scheduled for August 22, which aims at killing large
numbers of Jews, Arabs and Ch ristians.
This atrocity will reportedly arm the United States and Israel with the
pretext for hitting Iran's nuclear installations, as well its capital,
Tehran, and other big cities.
Shabhazi says the US and Israel need to launch a military campaign to
restore the deterrent strength they lost in the Lebanon war.
The massive attack will reportedly focus on the Old City of Jerusalem and
its eastern suburbs. The Iranian report claims that the plotters, who are
not identified, are eager to recreate the divine white light whish spread
over Jerusalem in the year 632. It does not rule out the use of a
DEBKAfile reports that the authorities in Israel do not appear to be taking
this threat seriously, unlike Washington - and Tehran.
Deeply impressed, Iran's rulers launched a large-scale are, sea and ground
ex ercise Saturday, Aug. 19. The maneuver, dubbed the Blow of Z! olfaghar
(the sword used by Imam Ali), involves 12 divisions, army Chinook
helicopters, unmanned planes, parachutists, electronic war units and special
forces. State-run television reported a new anti-aircraft system was tested
"to make Iranian air space unsafe for our enemies."
The massive military exercise will spread over 14 of Iran's 30 provinces and
last about five weeks.
DEBKAfile adds: The point of this massive display of might is in fact to
place Iran's armed forces on the ready for the contingency of a US-Israeli
offensive on August 22 as per Shabhazi's prediction. The exercise will be
moved to Tehran to prepare the capital for a potential assault.
August 22, furthermore, is also the day of Iran's formal reply to the
incentives packages on offer from the West in return for halting its uranium
For weeks, Tehran was under pressure f rom the United States and Europe for
an earlier reply, but insisted on August 22.
Prof. Bernard Lewis, the great scholar of Islam and the Middle East offers
the background in the Wall Street Journal on Aug. 8:
"In Islam, as in Judaism and Christianity, there are certain beliefs
concerning the cosmic struggle at the end of time - Gog and Magog,
anti-Christ, Armageddon, and for Shiite Muslims, the long awaited return of
the Hidden Imam. Mr. Ahmadinejad and his followers clearly believe that this
time is now, and that the terminal struggle has already begun and is indeed
well advanced. It may even have a date, indicated by several references by
the Iranian president to giving his final answer to the U.S. about nuclear
development by Aug. 22. This was at first reported as "by the end of
August," but Mr. Ahmadinejad's statement was more precise."
Revolutionary Iran habitually links fundamen talist symbolism to political
Pr of. Lewis explains the significance of Aug. 22 and adds ominously:
"This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of
Israel and if necessary of the world. It is far from certain that Mr.
Ahmadinejad plans any such cataclysmic events precisely for Aug. 22. But it
would be wise to bear the possibility in mind."
The Shiites do not recognize Rajab 27 as the date of Muhammad's purported
flight to Jerusalem but celebrate Mabath to commemorate the day they believe
Allah appeared before Mohammed in a cave and told him he had been chosen as
the prophet to spread the divine message across the world. Mabath is marked
by Shiites in Iran and other parts of the Middle East with great ceremony.
Claiming to represent the true Islam, the Shiite rulers of Tehran are
expected by Washington to mark the date by demonstrating their military
superiority for all Muslims to see.
In addition to Bernard Lewis's hypothesis, speculation is rife in Washington
about what Iran has in store for next Tuesday. Tehran may announce success
in producing enriched uranium of a higher grade, meaning it is no more than
six months away from a weapons-grade capability. While providing
justification for UN Security Council sanctions, Tehran prefers to believe
that this announcement will be its passport for admission to the world's
nuclear club and its attendant privileges, including the right to enrich
In the meantime, the Iranians are putting on a spectacular show of military
bravado to show the world and reassure their own people that they are not
afraid of threats.
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.\" Mt 10:26