Of course it's all psychotic but tell that to Bush and his religious minions who accept it as "the" Gospel. Don't forget --Bush has threatened the hard rain of nukes to trigger it all.
Added: Sep 19th, 2007 6:30 AMWhat does all this mean? Bush either fancies himself the Messiah or, possibly, Satan Incarnate whose mission is to deceive all the nations of the world to begin the last war --Armageddon, a Final Solution.
In 2003, University of Lausanne theology professor Thomas Römer received a telephone call from the Elysée. Jacques Chirac's advisers wanted to know more about Gog and Magog ... two mysterious names pronounced by George W. Bush while he was attempting to convince France to enter the war in Iraq at his side. In its September edition, the University of Lausanne's review, Allez savoir, reveals this story that could seem fantastic did it not, as Allez savoir's Editor-in-Chief Jocelyn Rochat emphasizes, reveal the religious underpinnings of Bush's policy.
Apocalyptic prophecy: Bush would have declared to Chirac that Gog and Magog were at work in the Middle East and that the Biblical prophecies were in the process of being fulfilled. That was several weeks before the intervention in Iraq. The French president, to whom the names of Gog and Magog meant nothing, was stupefied.
In Allez savoir, Thomas Römer details: Gog and Magog are two creatures who appear in Genesis, and especially in the most arcane chapters of the Old Testament Book of Ezekiel. An apocalyptic prophecy of a global army giving final battle in Israel.
"This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people's enemies before a New Age begins," continues Thomas Römer.
According to him, George W. Bush is not the first to look for an incarnation of Gog and Magog on earth. Ronald Reagan had deemed that the cold war and the atomic bomb's existence made Ezekiel's prophecy realizable....
If today the University of Lausanne reveals these explanations Thomas Römer supplied to Jacques Chirac, it's because the latter has left the Elysée. For Jocelyn Rochat, this little international policy professional secret raises a vast question: our lack of religious education, our ignorance of Scriptures at a time when religious foundations are far more crucial than we'd like to believe in political and military decisions. Religion is not confined to the private sphere, Jocelyn Rochat concludes. A parameter to take into account "at the risk of no longer understanding the way the world works today."
A Little Scoop on Bush, Chirac, Gog, Magog, and the End of the World--A Little Scoop on Bush, Chirac, God, Gog and Magog, Jacques Sterchi, Rue89 in partnership with La Liberté, Fribourg
It is not unusual for those suffering profound psychosis to cast themselves in "biblical" roles. Bush will play out a script in which he uses the peoples of the world as pawns. Based upon his remarks to Chirac, we may reasonably conclude that his script is found in Revelation 20:1-10
And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.Bush has said that he will not be "cowed" by international pressures and opinions denouncing his plans to wage pre-emptive, nuclear war on Iran. Certainly Bush has made the bald faced lie his modus operandi. Nevertheless, when Bush often tells the truth inadvertently, it always lays bare a murderous cretin, contemptuous of intelligence, desirous of absolute power for the ego strokes it gets him. Such moments include the ridicule he heaped upon Karla Faye Tucker, awaiting death by injection in a cell on death row deep inside the gulag state of Texas. Such moments include his revelatory quip: "I just won the trifecta!" Equally repugnant his "plans" for America: "This would be a whole lot easier if this was a dictatorship...jest as long as I'm the dictator!"
He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.
Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth--Gog and Magog--to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
I am quite certain that what is denied in public is discussed in private. What is obvious to anyone certainly cannot be a mystery to the elites. Now we might imagine it's Nero all over again, at least the Nero of popular myth who "fiddled while Rome burned". But these grey-faced, grey-suited, somber, soured souls are not hedonists nor are they acting like Hitler's cronies in the Berlin bunker. They aren't looking to solutions and they aren't going out with one last party. To my mind that leaves only one possible scenario.It's easy enough to believe its true. It's in Bush's make up. Bush does tell the truth inadvertently and when he does so, it reveals hideous truths about the dark soul he sold long, long ago. About, Iran, we may believe the indications that have now put the leaders of Europe on quiet alert. Bush plans a nuclear strike on Iran.
They know what's coming and they don't care because they don't intend for most of us to survive. Reduce the population by 90-95% and none of this makes any difference. There's plenty of oil, plenty of places on the planet to move to, even if the coastlines of the continents are under water. Things start to look much different if you imagine a world of at most a few hundred million. Quite honestly, as far as I can see, that's the only future in which what's going down right now can end well for anyone.
In that context the aggregation of wealth and power become paramount. It's like the back end of a poker tournament. Wars become very useful in a variety of ways. They help the population reduction. They distract the masses. They provide tangible "enemies" while masking the common enemy. They inure people to all sorts of cruelty and inhumanity. And they garner chips so that the winners have more clout in the competition between elites after the die-off begins.
If I were a member of the elites, and possessed that sense of innate superiority and lack of compassion and morality that mark those who are visible members, it's what I'd do. It just makes sense. And it's already begun in Africa and elsewhere.
Of course, it's totally unnecessary, but the alternatives are as unthinkable to the elites as this idea is to most of us. There is a path to a sustainable economy but it involves massive decentralization and localization. It collapses the corporations, destroys the elites, and creates a world in which there are neither rich nor poor. It's what some of us call the better world, Possible. But it's anathema to fat cats and the power brokers. ...
Everything in its place. Bush, upon his whim and order, may simply drop the nukes on Iran. We may awaken one day to the aftermath of nuclear holocaust. We might brace ourselves for yet another holocaust as a result.
Bush may seem incomprehensible to sane people but that's because Bush is insane. If you suspend normal modes of thought and, for a moment, indulge the psychotic fantasies that obviously rule Bush's life, his modus operandi all begins to make sense.