Monday, August 21, 2006

Its the End of the World as we Know it?

ABC's blog The Blotter asks if tomorrow is the end of the world:

"While no extra safeguards are in place, U.S. law enforcement are not ignoring the possible significance of tomorrow's date, August 22, a date that marks an important historic event on the Islamic calendar.

Internet websites have been full of speculation that it could be a target date for terrorists in commemoration of the return of the 12th imam, a supposed day of reckoning for Shiites.

August 22 was rumored by intelligence experts to be a possible date that the London plotters would blow-up passenger planes headed towards the United States, though it is not known if the suspects were Shiite extremists.

This year, August 22 marks the holy day on the Islamic calendar that is the day of reckoning for Shiites. Some Shiite sects believe that August 22 could correspond to the end of the world. And just today, after much hype, 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."

While I'm not betting on tomorrow being the end of the world, I did postpone my physical until Thursday just in case. After all who wants to hear the dreaded snap of a latex glove on what could be their last day on Earth?

I had previously discussed this matter and while in all honestly I doubt that tomorrow everyone hops off this cosmic bus it is possible that Iran may try to start some major crap tomorrow. One thing I do know is that they aren't planning on giving up their nuclear program tomorrow especially after America lost its proxy war vs Iran. How did we lose? Hezbollah survived and proved on the day before the cease fire that it was just as capable of shooting rockets into Israel then as it was when the Israeli's invaded and Israel never got its two soldiers back. So Israel didn't win and Hezbollah didn't lose. If you successfully fended off a 500 pound gorilla and lived to tell the tale you'd call it a victory now wouldn't you?