We asked Ken Timmerman to join Rod Bryant and yours truly, Jerry Gordon, for this 21st Century Purim story on Israel News Talk Radio – Beyond the Matrix because it deals with the latest generation of Amalekites like the agagite Haman, King Ahasuerus’ vizier in the Queen Esther Megillah. One in particular is the founder of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Mohsen Rezai who is hell bent to destroy the Jewish nation of Israel as Haman the agagite tried to do but failed in ancient Persia.
Listen to the Soundcloud of the February 28, 2018 Israel New Talk Radio- Beyond the Matrix program, “The Iranian Powderkeg: 21st Century Purim Story.”
Timmerman had just published a piece on Front Page Magazine, “Deadly Threat from Iran”. The tag line was “Former IRGC commander threatens to nuke Israel – and why he’s for real.” Rezai as you will recall threatened to “flatten Tel Aviv” after Israeli PM Netanyahu issued a demarche at the Munich Security Conference saying “would “act against Iran itself if Iran continued to invade Israeli air space, as they did when they sent a drone into Israel from an air base in Syria.”
Kenneth R. Timmerman
Timmerman safe housed General Rezai’s son Ahmad at his home in Maryland after he had fled the Islamic Republic. Timmerman discusses in the article and in our interview the long history of Iranian – North Korean cooperative nuclear and missile development. The story of that was relayed by General Mohsen’s son Ahmad in Timmerman’s 2005 New York Times, best-seller, Countdown to Crisis: the Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran. The younger Rezai had traveled with his Revolutionary Guard father and an Iranian military delegation to China and North Korea. He viewed and heard firsthand how close Iran was back in 1993 to having operational nuclear weapons and the first efforts to create a nuclear capable missile.
Read this excerpt from Countdown to Crisis:
For nearly an entire week, the North Koreans escorted Rezai and his delegation to military bases all over the country. They split them into two groups. Rezai and the men who had already taken the tour plunged directly into negotiations. His deputy, Mohammad Baqr Zolqadr, the dark-skinned fanatic who had just come back from training Osama bin Laden’s terrorists in Sudan, led the second group, including his boss’s son.
Young Ahmad marveled when they were taken to a top secret airbase, carved out of the rock inside a mountain. As they entered, their North Korean hosts pointed out the thickness of the special blast doors, designed to withstand a direct nuclear hit. Deep inside the mountain they came to a huge cavern, where two dozen aircraft were parked like ducks in a row, nestled into each other’s wings. In separate store rooms carved out of the rock, the North Koreans had stockpiled missiles, fuel, and all the necessary maintenance equipment. They managed the entire complex from a modern control room, where flight officers surveyed the buried runway through a giant glass window, a bit like the control tower on an aircraft carrier. But most amazing of all was the underground runway, pitched at a steep upward slant. As the jets cycled up their engines, the jetwash was deflected by a blast wall and vented through a series of long tunnels to the surface to reduce the heat signature. The jets hurtled upwards using a catapult, similar to an aircraft carrier. At the end of the runway, doors opened onto the sky. The jets shot out, burner cans lit, like a missile emerging from a launch tube buried halfway up the mountainside.
At one missile test range the elder Rezai visited, Iranian engineers were working side by side with the North Koreans, preparing telemetry equipment for a test. They were working to extend the range of the missile known in the West as the No-Dong… The original specifications called for a Circular Error Probable (CEP) from between 1,500 to 4,000 meters, an unheard of margin of error in the West. This meant that just half of the missiles would fall within 1,500 to 4,000 meters of a target area. The key was making sure the new missile could carry a warhead large enough for the Chinese bomb design Iran is believed to have purchased from Dr. A.Q. Khan. Given the density of Israel’s population, it didn’t much matter where it fell.
This is an important story that should be widely circulated as it questions the basis of Clinton, Bush and Obama era negotiations and covert operations with Israel directed at delaying Iranian development of a nuclear weapons and missiles capabilities. That effort naively resulted in the July 2015 JCPOA and release of billions of sequestered Iranian oil revenues.
Timmerman also tells of his experience during the 1982 Lebanon War when he was a PLO hostage for 34 days that changed his views about the Palestinians and turned him into a supporter of the Jewish nation of Israel.
There is also the revelation that this writer was involved in with Timmerman and an ex-CIA covert operative endeavoring to reveal the public secret of Iran’s Qod’s Force involvement in the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, on September 11-12, 2012 at the Special Diplomatic Compound and CIA Annex in Benghazi. The evidence and facts had been presented in a redacted memoranda by former Defense Intelligence Agency Director and Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, before he was fired by President Obama in 2014. The same information was presented to Chairman Trey Gowdy of the House Benghazi Special Investigation Committee only to be told it was “too highly classified.” The story was told by Timmerman in his 2014 book, Dark Forces: the truth about what happened at Benghazi and his 2016 book, Deception: The Making of the You Tube Video, Hillary & Obama Blame for Benghazi.”
Timmerman is currently completing a novel, ISIS Begins which is due for publication in June 2018. For more on these topics related to the work of intrepid journalist, author veteran Iran watcher and Syrian Kurdish supporter, Ken Timmerman, consult his web site at: kentimmerman.com.