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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s president, has given the order: Raise the American death count in Iraq to 3,000 before the Nov. 7 general election. This news came from a high-level Israeli leader.

The death count in the month of September was 65 and stands at 28 thus far for the month of October. The dead and wounded in Iraq to date number 23,212. The total number of dead stands at 2,744 – Iran is 256 body bags away from achieving its goal, which means it will have to accelerate the death count to approximately nine Americans per day in Iraq.

American and Iraqi forces are fighting various battles with Iran’s Mahdi Army. Muqtada al-Sadr, Iran’s personal envoy in Iraq, is receiving funding, intelligence and armaments from Iran. Al-Sadr is to Iraq what Nasrallah is to Lebanon.

According to Moshe Ya’alon, former chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (and who also endorsed “Showdown with Nuclear Iran”), 85 percent of all IEDs that kill Americans in Iraq are imported from Iran.

Iran has a definite purpose in trying to get the body count in Iraq up to 3,000; they believe that number will do enormous damage to President Bush during the mid-term elections Nov. 7.

Iran has expertise in influencing American elections. The 1980 campaign against then-President Jimmy Carter was very successful. The founder of Israeli intelligence, Isser Harel, told me in September of 1980 that Iran would take Jimmy Carter out of the White House by humiliating him and refusing to release the hostages until Ronald Reagan was sworn in as president. He also told me that America’s first terrorist attack would be on New York City’s tallest building. (This story appeared in the Jerusalem Post Sept. 30, 2001.)

Ahmadinejad’s desire to influence U.S. elections is just another in a series of events this year that bear his imprimatur:

  • A year of lunatic threats against Israel and the West, including murdering Americans and Jews through his proxies in Iraq and Lebanon.

  • A May 9, 18-page “bow down” letter attempting to convert President Bush to Islam and warning him: “I see the towers falling and the glass shattering of your liberal democracy”. (Lest we miss the message, Islamic law requires its adherents to warn their enemies and give them a chance to convert before they can blow them up).

  • Then there’s his admission, in his “60 Minutes” interview with Mike Wallace, that he has 52,000 radical martyrs prepared to attack and kill Americans if necessary.

Pardon me if I feel compelled to ask a question: Wasn’t all of America just grieving the fifth anniversary of 9/11?

The 9/11 Commission Report detailed evidence that eight of the 10 hijackers were given a “get out of Iran free” pass a year prior to the attacks on 9/11. According to the report, Iranian officials instructed border guards on Iran’s western border with Afghanistan not to stamp the passports of Saudi citizens who may have been traveling to and from al-Qaida training camps in Afghanistan.

You can be sure the jihadists worldwide will be sitting tall on their Persian rugs. For them, the recent U.N. visit featured Mahmoud Ahmadine-jab, the heavyweight jihadist champion of the world. The American people had to sit by and watch him proudly strut around the U.N. like Hitler on steroids. And, he is moving full speed ahead with his nuclear enrichment program.

On Sept. 17, 2005, Ahmadinejad addressed the U.N. the first time with his occultist revelation:

Dear friends and colleagues: From the beginning of time humanity has longed for the day when justice, peace, equality and compassion envelop the world. … When the day comes the ultimate promise of the divine human being who is the heir to all prophets and pious men. He will lead the world to justice and absolute peace.

Upon arriving back in Tehran, he told the mullahs:

When I spoke at the U.N. and began saying Bismullah Muhammed a green light came upon me and I was placed in this aura. … I felt it … the atmosphere changed and for 27 to 28 minutes all the leaders of the world did not blink. When I say they did not blink, I am not exaggerating. They were looking as if a hand was holding them there.

You can be sure he will continue to follow the green light … because he sees no red lights.

James Woolsey, former director of the CIA, told me in a recent interview: “Ahmadinejad thinks he is going to resurrect the 12th, or hidden, Imam. He goes every week or two to commune with the hidden Imam and get his instructions. A world, as he says, without Zionism or America is his ultimate dream.”

Woolsey went on to say that Iran is exporting the terrorist technology, money, intelligence and explosives to Iraq that is enabling one person to kill our troops. Iran has helped him build one of Iraq’s most powerful armies: The Muqtada Al-Sadr Militia.

You can be sure Ahmadinejad has a dog in the American mid-term election fight as well.

During the Iranian hostage crisis, President Carter took an involuntary 444-day Persian chess course. He found out that they not only invented the game; they knew how to play it expertly in American election years.

During our interview, I asked Woolsey how much nuclear material would be needed to make a bomb. His response:

“Twenty-five to thirty-five pounds … about the size of a volleyball or a basketball. I would expect that if they got within 100 miles of the city of New York and launched a Scud from an old tramp steamer, the Iranians would do everything they could to make it look like an al-Qaida attack. Or if al-Qaida actually accomplished it, they probably would do everything they could to try to make it look like it was Hezbollah.”

Who, I wonder, will be preening in the halls of the United Nations next year? If Osama bin Laden has acquired the means to enrich uranium, perhaps he will be the one playing “Let’s make a Deal” in September 2007.

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