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The Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC)… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Teshuvah/Repent with tags , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2022 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet…

A private letter from Iran on de-escalation. I have to give it to them, they at least made some kind of overture regarding the difficulty of this matter.

photo: Times of Israel

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) rise to domestic prominence in Iran was a counter-revolution within the Iranian “Islamic Revolution”. It was the war veterans of the Iran/Iraq war who felt aggrieved that the clerical establishment, based around Islamic Jurists from the city of Qom, were seen as deriving exclusive authority and benefit of leading Iranian society. That the clerical establishment, the so-called Qomists as a faction maintained power having shouldered less burden. In short, the IRGC usurpation was based on a contemporary historical grievance against this faction in favor of the literal foot soldiers of the revolution.

As with any authoritarian government the ascendant faction must intertwine itself with the organs of state. The result is to make the two indistinguishable to the outsider or the subjugated population of said country. By way of example, this is acutely the case in the People’s Republic of China where one party rules. The primary benefit of this party/state fusion is that confidential party deliberations often become a forum for graft, threats and other assorted thuggery. In the case of Iran, the Qomist structure was effectively supplanted by the IRGC structure. This process began with the rise of former President Ahmadinejad and is effectively accomplished.

The IRGC spread its tentacles having gained ascendancy, and utilizing its significant resources, quickly established it’s shadow economy. In recognition of this, the Trump administration placed the organization under sanction as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). After all, that is manifestly what they are.

It follows that in order for Iran to function fully free of US FTO sanction, the IRGC has a raw choice. Lose prestige at home and swallow the inequity of a deal where they are hobbled as an internal economic force (and thus politically vulnerable to a challenge), or push the FTO de-listing issue to the point of breakdown in talks as a diplomatic impasse.

Chances are excellent that informal diplomacy is being “back channeled”.

Czekmate believes that Barack Obama, Susan Rice and Valerie Jarrett are influencing the direction of events in these discussions. Lead negotiator Robert Malley, appears to enjoy a free hand. However within the National Security Council is the White House lead for the region in the person of one Brett McGurk.

McGurk is a high level Washington functionary having worked in the George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations before joining the Biden Administration. McGurk was involved in the 2015 secret negotiations of the first Iran deal and latter led the counter-ISIS effort in Syria. If skullduggery is afoot from outside the White House with respect to Iran, you can bet that he and Susan Rice are the likeliest interface points for the Obama mafia.

But the heretofore alacrity of the negotiations may be on a collision course with other considerations.

The article in this post implies that cooler heads may be prevailing with regard to the IRGC question. This is attributed to formidable domestic US pressure. However, a wider implication that merits consideration is that of the Ukraine intervention. Given the Russian diplomatic maneuvers over the course of recent weeks in this negotiation, it is clear that the economic damage they may have sustained would benefit substantially by this agreement. It begs the question, is the IRGC FTO decision hostage to the future of Russian combat operations in Ukraine? Or is it vice versa?

With that question in mind, this IRGC decision has added weight. It makes one wonder what is being said in the back channel.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-hasnt-agreed-to-terms-for-irgc-terror-delisting-as-us-gets-cold-feet-report/

Wuhan Virus Update, March 3, 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Michael Douville, Persia/Elam/Iran, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2020 by paulthepoke

Luke 21:11b …and in various places famines and pestilences. -Jesus

Exodus 20:3 You shall have no other gods before me. -The Lord God, Yahweh

March 3, 2020: The global count of infected persons has reached over 90,000 and continues to climb. Over 3,100 have died. Cases are exploding across South Korea, Iran, and Italy. 58 countries and counting have been impacted by the pestilence. The total in the United States has now reached 90 infected.

Iran: The government and its officials of the Islamic Republic are taking a serious hit with the coronavirus. A couple of members have died and countless others have become infected. Allegedly, over 1,500 people are infected in the country.

Those numbers are in question based on the behavior being exhibited in the religious city of Qom. Travel has not been restricted to the religious sites in the city. We have this bold example of commitment on display from the Shia branch of the Religion of Peace. And we wonder why the disease is spreading like gang busters throughout the country.

Matthew 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.

South Korea: The latest numbers out of Seoul report over 4,800 infected. The center of attention is the leader of a religious cult. The man in the eye of the storm is Lee Man-hee, the leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus. Mr. Lee seems to think he is the second coming of Jesus Christ. He states he is “the promised pastor” and he is taking 144,000 people to heaven with him. Lee believes he is the fulfillment of Revelation. Unfortunately, Mr. Lee has recently been diagnosed with the Coronavirus.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) continues with the idea the Coronavirus is not a pandemic at this time. Today we were lectured by the leader of the WHO, Dr. Tedros, on terms, labels, and political correctness in regards to the virus. For those of you who would like to use the proper terminology as to not offend any one, please go to the Twitter stream below https://twitter.com/WHO.

The economic impact of the virus continues to grow. Michael Douville provides his latest thoughts on the Wuhan Virus. Supply chains are being impacted on a global scale. Michael discusses the business cycle and how the role of the virus is interacting with the business cycle. Dr. Charles Nenner has also provided his latest charts with impact on the housing industry as well. Nenner is calling for a double dip correction in the housing market. Both Douville and Dr. Nenner are calling for interest rates to continue to fall. Make your plans now. Get your house in order. Things are going to slow down.

 

Daniel 12:4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.

We are definitely living in a time of people running to and fro. Humanity is able to quickly travel from continent to continent. We are watching firsthand how infection can rapidly spread around the globe.

Here is the latest statistical data from around the globe.

Track virus statistics at the Johns Hopkins CSSE link below.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#

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