“Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East…. The biblical prophecies are being fulfilled…. This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins.”
According to Chiraq, these were the words Bush used during a top-secret phone call asking Chiraq to send in French troops to aid American soldiers in attacking Iraq as a mission from God.
As history reveals, not only did Chiraq refuse Bush’s request, but openly opposed the war, resulting in America’s juvenile response of changing the name French Fries to Freedom Fries.
Chiraq stated that he was confused by Bush’s phone call and “wondered how someone could be so superficial and fanatical in their beliefs.”
It seems Bush’s desire to bring other countries into his twisted evangelical fervor didn’t end there. Apparently, a few months after his call to Chiraq, Bush attended a summit in Egypt and told the Palestinian foreign minister that he was “on a mission from God” to defeat Iraq.
According to Wikipedia:
The tradition of Gog and Magog begins in the Bible with the reference to Magog, son of Japheth, in the Book of Genesis and continues in cryptic prophecies in the Book of Ezekiel which are echoed in the Book of Revelation and in the Qur’an. The tradition is very ambiguous, with even the very nature of the entities differing between sources. They are variously presented as men, supernatural beings (giants or demons), national groups, or lands. Gog and Magog occur widely in mythology and folklore.
…Gog is “of the land of Magog” situated in “the remotest parts of the earth.” …The lands mentioned all lay north of Israel… Gog’s role… is as commander of a massive assault force that applies tremendous pressures designed to crush God’s people as though they were in a vise. Israel is described as “dwelling in the center of the earth.” Ancient Israel was located at a central point as regards the Eurasian and African continents but also was the center of worship of the true God and was counted by him as “the apple of his eye.” (De 32:9,10; Zech 2:8) God draws Gog out by restoring and prospering his own name people, who seemingly have no protective “walls” to defend themselves. This incites Gog to manifest his malevolence toward them and attack.
If any of the above statements regarding Bush’s comments to Chiraq are true, that will certainly be revealed soon. If it’s a lie, that too will come out. The last thing I want to do is start a Lou Dobbs-like wave of misguided hysteria. Though this hysteria would be about 6 years too late. And I have to say, it’s no secret that Bush was “born-again” and this is far from the first report claiming Bush believed he was on a mission from god. However, if his comments to Chiraq are true, then we can see once again the serious dangers of mixing politics and religion and allowing evangelical crazies into positions of political power. I personally do not want to be “saved” by the likes of Bush or Palin or any of these none-too-bright but fervently religious types.
And Bush’s apparent staving off of Gog and Magog has cost thousands upon thousands of human lives, created political tensions around the globe, brought America to its first-ever preemptive attack of another country, and near destroyed the world economy. A small price to pay, I’m guessing, for preparing for the Rapture, The Apocalypse, the New Age, whatever name you want to give it. But wherever George Bush will be going when judgement day does arrive… I want to go to the other place.