PCG's leaders are emotionally invested in convincing people, mainly Americans, that Iran will soon plunge the world into catastrophe. PCG's leaders are not just soberly reporting facts. This is the interpretation that they project onto world events and they use their magazine to convince readers that the interpretation is correct.
PCG's leaders also vilify and demonize President Obama. In 2013 Gerald Flurry even wrote a booklet condemning President Obama as "another Antiochus", essentially an Antichrist like figure of his own devising.
But outside of PCG's information bubble what is really going on?
PCG's leaders say President Obama is useless and events in the Middle East, including Iran, are besting him at every turn.
Is this really the case? Let's remember what things were like under the previous Bush Administration.
For the record, during the administration in which Cheney served and played a prominent role in guiding foreign policy, Iran’s nuclear program went from rudimentary and primitive to highly sophisticated. By 2008-2009, it was churning out substantial quantities of the highly enriched uranium needed to build a bomb and carrying out important research into the design of such a bomb. The Bush administration failed to even slow that program, and in fact it acted as if it was utterly helpless to do so. By any measure, the Obama administration has already been far more successful. (Jay Bookman, "Dick Cheney embodies much that is wrong with today’s America", Atlanta Constitution Journal, April 9, 2015.)And what did President Obama do? Only make war with Iran a far more remote possibility.
Career journalist Barbara Slavin, who spent years covering Iran, tells The Hill that the chances of war with the Islamic Republic went down by a “gazillion” with Thursday's announcement of a political framework to restrict Iran's nuclear program.And let's also remember the Stuxnet virus.
“The chances of a war with Iran just went down by a gazillion. There's no way that there's going to be a military option now against the Iranian program if this deal is implemented,” the Atlantic Council's non-resident senior fellow says in an interview. (Molly K. Hooper, "Nuke deal kills chances of war with Iran, says Barbara Slavin", The Hill, April 3, 2015.)
I certainly have no way to see the future but there is no need to believe PCG's dire predictions that Iran will plunge the world into catastrophe.
There is no need to live in fear that what PCG's leaders might come to pass. It will not. Their predictions are false just like what they said about the Muslim Brotherhood.