Is Bush planning Armageddon in Israel?
Is Bush planning Armageddon in Israel?
One of the under reported aspects of our mate George Dubya is that he is an evangelical Christian. Not your Ned Flanders type of Christian mind you, he is the hands in the air like you just don’t care, the rapture is really close kind of fire and brimstone Christian. He believes, like many in the evangelical fold that a real spiritual battle between the Army of God and the Devil is being waged right now on Earth, and that the United States must be the righteous arm of the Lord.
You think I’m going too far? (www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1016-01.htm)Take Lt.Gen.Boykin, he was appointed to hunt down Bin Laden and Hussein. He is also a crazy evangelical Christian who was credited with saying the following, "I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol". Now we could just write that off to silliness, but here is where it gets weird. In a lecture to other evangelical Christians, Boykin ‘proves’ his argument that Iraq is a spiritual war by showing the audience a satellite photo where, because of the extreme angle, a figure in black looks as if it were ‘floating’ over the foreground. Boykin announces to the crowd that this is photographic proof of an evil demon. I shit you not, here is a Lt. General explaining to a group of evangelical university students that he has photographic proof of a demon.
It gets worse, the particular death cult schism of Christianity Bush believes in has something called, (http://rapturewatch.cephasministry.com) RAPTURE. The Rapture is this crazy cultish belief that at the end of the Earth with the Anti-Christ poised to take over the planet, Christians everywhere will vanish as the final apocalyptic battle between God and the Devil is played out. Here are some of their prophecies
"Someday Russia and a horde of Middle East countries will launch a surprise attack against Israel. All but one sixth of the Gog army will be destroyed upon the mountains of Israel."
"The city of Damascus has been around for thousands of years and it has never been destroyed in battle. The Prophet Isaiah predicted that someday this city would be destroyed. Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap."
"When the Antichrist sits down in the rebuilt Jewish Temple and declares himself to be God, the great tribulation of 42 months will then begin. At the occurrence of this event, the Jews living in Israel are commanded to flee into the wilderness. All tribulation saints will know, from that day on, they must now wait 1260 days before the Lord returns."
"Armageddon comes from the Hebrew word meaning "the Mount of Megiddo." This ancient fortress is located in northern Israel, across the Plain of Esdraelon from Nazareth. Armageddon will be the gathering place for the final great battle, which bears its name."
These Evangelicals BELIEVE the end of the world is nigh and BELIEVE one of the signs is Israel getting attacked. How much influence do you think this has on Bush? He has prayer meetings during meetings, the White House has been called ‘Gods House’ by outsiders who have complained this type of fanatical dogma seems to be seeping into the day to day runnings of the administration.
There has been a massive history over Evangelical manipulations inside the American Political establishment since Evangelical leaders rallied against the concept of a Catholic President in the form of Kennedy. They voted in massive numbers for Nixon but went cold on Politics when they realised what he had done in power. They backed Carter who came out as an evangelical Christian, but he was a hippie evangelical and not hard enough on abortion. The movement found their next supporter with Ragen, but he attempted and failed to restrict abortions in a step that was only symbolic towards the movement. Around this time Evangelical leaders realised they wanted more than just lip service, they wanted one of their own in the White House AND in the administration.
This new line of attack saw George Bush Snr with a real battle on his hands as the massive voting block of Evangelicals pushed their candidate, Bob Dole in the 1988 Republican nomination. Bush Snr was loosing badly to Bob Dole right up until the first really big primary where it was suddenly leaked to the press (many in the Evangelical movement blamed ex CIA Bush Snr and his dirty tricks campaign) that many Tele-evangelists were under investigation for tax evasion and ‘moral’ questions arose. Bob Dole lost the nomination, Bush Snr won but within Republican circles was the concern over the lost evangelical vote, whose desertion at the polls led to Clinton winning and running the country for 8 years. The solution? Bush Snr sent his son into the bosom of the Evangelical movement and George Dubya won it all back.
The question we need to ask as Bush stands by allowing Israel to escalate the current tensions out of all proportion is this: Is Bush being evangelical as part of a machiavellian deception to gain their voting support, or is Dubya a real RAPTURE believer and is thus allowing a Middle East time bomb to explode to confirm his position at the right hand of God?