Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Will falling oil prices sink Iran's nuclear programme?

Dropping oil prices and Iran’s Nuclear Pursuits
By: Michael D. Evans

Members of OPEC, which supplies more than 40 percent of the world’s crude oil, will meet on Sept. 9 in Vienna. I believe that if OPEC refuses to decrease production, oil may continue to drop like the proverbial rock. It makes absolutely no sense for OPEC to cut its own economic throat unless the predominately Sunni-controlled cartel has decided to use oil as an economic stealth bomb to collapse the economy of Iran, a non-Arab, Shi’ite state hell-bent on going nuclear. Quite simply: The oil-rich Persian Gulf Sunni states, i.e. Saudi Arabia, are concerned that Iran, under the leadership of Shi’ite fundamentalist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will turn its sights on its Sunni neighbors once it possesses nuclear weapons. Ahmadinejad has been obsessed with a vision of a world Shi’ite caliphate in which he can become the Nebakanezer of the Gulf. A Persian nuclear umbrella would guarantee a Shi’ite fundamentalist explosion. Atomic Iran would usher in a nuclear arms race in which the Sunni states would seek to arm themselves against Shi’ite aggression and could foment an apocalypse of global proportions. The only thing that would prevent such nuclear proliferation in the Middle East would be a bankrupt Iran with no means to pursue its nuclear objectives. This would mirror the Reagan administration’s assault on the Soviet economy during his presidency. The Saudis were as concerned then about the Soviets as they are now about Iran. Reagan was able to induce them, and therefore OPEC, to cooperate with the U.S. in areas of oil production and price controls. In the end, the price of oil dropped, the Soviet economy collapsed, and the break-up of the U.S.S.R. began. Would that same strategy work against Iran? It seems certain that bombing Iran would only unite and infuriate the Iranian people behind the present regime. It could create a global economic tsunami. Almost certainly, it would guarantee that John McCain’s bid for the presidency would fail. Although crude has dropped in value by more than 25 percent since peaking at $147 per barrel, Iran is now lobbying OPEC to cut production output by 1.5 million barrels per day. The only thing that might work would be a concerted effort to drain Iran’s coffers of funds designated for nuclear pursuits. Iran simply cannot survive without significant oil profits. Such a move could force regime change. Ahmadinejad is up for reelection in 2009; an economic collapse could end his tenure, halt his nuclear ambitions and forestall a nuclear crisis in the Middle East. Such a move would hit oil-rich Russia, Persia’s atomic subcontractor, hard in the pocketbook. That would be a delightful thought for John McCain, especially after the incursion in Georgia.

Please forward to all of your friends.

If you would like to receive all of Dr. Evans’ intelligence alerts, please click here to sign up.

Your Ambassador to Jerusalem, Dr. Mike Evans

Your Jerusalem World News: www.myjwn.com Your Save Jerusalem Site: www.savejerusalem.org

Monday, September 8, 2008

Presidential debate sched.


Fri., September 26, 2008: Presidential debate with domestic policy focus, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Thurs., October 2, 2008: Vice Presidential debate, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Tues., October 7, 2008: Presidential debate in a town hall format, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Wed., October 15, 2008: Presidential debate with foreign policy focus, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Red Cross jams to MC Raw Bass and DJ EZ-Rock

The Red Cross is using my favorite song, "It Takes Two," in a tv ad:


Also avail. at redcross.org; click on "Available Advertisements" and then "It Takes Two."

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Letter to the next president from Dr. Michael Evans

An Open Letter to the Next President

One of you shortly will be elected as President of the United States. You will place your hand upon the bible and take the oath of office. I humbly appeal for you to choose 2 Chronicles 7:14 as your inauguration scripture and to base your presidency upon the principles of that prophecy. If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Senators, as you well know the U.S. State Department has an official document that will be placed in your hand called the Shelf Agreement. They will ask you to implement the principles of the agreement which call for the division of Jerusalem and the establishment of a Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital. I urge you to reject the Road Map for Peace and the Shelf Agreement, and I urge you to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's eternal capital.

Jerusalem became the capital of the Jewish people during the time of King David, more than 3,000 years ago. There have been more terrorist attacks on the city of Jerusalem than any other city in the world because of radical Islam's obsession in dividing Jerusalem. You will be faced with world public opinion, mobilized in the United Nations, the Arab League, Russia, and China, to sacrifice bible land for political expediency. I humbly appeal for you not to listen to the liberal Jew-hating appeasement movements. I believe one of the reasons God has blessed America is because of America's commitment to the Jewish people. The enemies of Israel will never be content until Jews in Israel cease to exist.

Add your name to this letter in defense of Israel.

Please do not open the floodgate by supporting the Road Map to Peace document, the Shelf Agreement. There is much more at stake than just the geo-political situation. God made an eternal promise to Abraham that the Promised Land would belong to his descendants forever...and that He would place a divine blessing on those who help Israel and a divine judgment on those who curse Israel. For the sake of our nation--and my family and yours--we must defend Israel. We must resist the voices who urge forcing her to give up the land of promise for empty assurances of peace. We must recognize and maintain Jerusalem as the eternal and rightful capital of Israel. God will surely judge us if we challenge Him and the holy city of Jerusalem.

Senators, one of you will make major decisions that will affect the destiny of America as the President of the United States. But none will have greater prophetic implications than your response to this crisis. I urge you again to firmly stand with Israel and the Jewish people and help defend the territorial integrity of the Chosen People and the land of Israel. God's word promises: "I will bless them that bless thee." More than anything in the world I want God to bless our beloved nation.

Prayerfully yours,

Dr. Michael Evans