The Cloud Thieves
Iran has accused Israel of “weather theft” by:
“Cunningly manipulating clouds to prevent rain falling over Iran,” according to a report in the Jerusalem Post. An Iranian general made the accusation.
Today, an Israeli social media Millennial tweeted photoshopped images of Israeli commandos walking in the clouds, stealing Iranian clouds.
I almost spit my coffee out laughing when I saw that. But here’s a funnier thought:
I hope this story is true.
Iran is in the middle of a catastrophic drought, and as has been discussed previously, the regime spends its (the Peoples’) oil revenue on terror activities around the world, particularly now in Syria. By definition, this makes Iran guilty of war crimes. And, with the Iranian people holding mass demonstrations, it’s obvious that Public Enemy no. 1 is the jihadists in Tehran, not the Iranian people.
Back to the cloud thieves. According to the report:
“Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Civil Defence Organisation, said that the changing climate and drought in Iran is ‘suspect’ and a coalescence of malign, anti-Iran forces are to blame, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.
“’Foreign interference is suspected to have played a role in climate change,’ General Jalali insisted, adding that an Iranian scientific study ‘confirms’ the claim.”
Of course it does. This is on the level of North Korean paranoia.
Jalali claims that Israel and “another country in the region” are manipulating the weather. One can safely assume the other country is Saudi Arabia, since the Saudis and Israelis are collaborating on all sorts of things in an unprecedented way—directly because of the Iran nuclear threat. The Saudis know Iran wants to control the whole of the Middle East, so questions of Iranian hegemony are uppermost on leaders’ minds.
We do know that “someone” has been infiltrating the Iranian high command and nuclear community to disrupt the regime’s lethal program, aided immeasurably by Barack Obama. President Trump has severely rolled-back the benefits Obama gave to our mortal enemy.
Amazingly, the head of Iran’s meteorological service, Ahad Vazife, says that it isn’t possible for a country to “steal snow or clouds.”
That’ll get him in hot water.
Regimes like this thrive on false information that, again, fall into the paranoia camp.
The Iranian claims sound like a spoof of a spoof spy movie; think Derek Flint spoofing James Bond. The Blofeld character, in this case the mullahs, accuse the West of the craziest things.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has actually said:
“Western countries have designed plans to cause drought in certain areas of the world, including Iran.”
Now, this becomes not comical when one considers that a classic bit of anti-Semitism is to accuse the Jews of controlling everything from the Fed to, well, weather.
It isn’t true, of course, but people believe it! And this in turn makes the world dangerous for Jews.
In fact—and this is an aside—I am very concerned about the level of such thought among American evangelicals, who are in increasing numbers believing the worst Jewish stereotypes.
I routinely hear people in the Church make claims against Jews that are at least as crazy as the one put forth by Iran.
In our upside-down world, the victim is the villain.