By Charles E. Carlson
According to a front page story in the July 1, 2003 issue of "Haaretz," one of Israel's leading newspapers, U. S. President George W. Bush told an Arab meeting on June 24th that GOD TOLD HIM TO BOMB IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. The President was there to bring pressure on Arab Palestinian leaders to accept his "Road To Peace" program.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, who supports the Bush plan, quotes the President as saying he is fully committed to a solution based on his "Vision" speech on June 24, 2002, and is ready to move forward "...if there is help on your (Arab leaders') part."
Abbas further quotes Bush as saying:
"GOD TOLD ME TO STRIKE AT AL QAIDA AND I STRUCK THEM,"
"AND THEN HE INSTRUCTED ME TO STRIKE AT SADDAM, WHICH I DID,"
"AND NOW I AM DETERMINED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IF YOU HELP ME I WILL ACT, AND IF NOT, THE ELECTIONS WILL COME AND I WILL HAVE TO FOCUS ON THEM." - end Bush quote
President Bush's words are a war threat to the Palestinians. He is telling them he is the god of war and if he chooses he can bomb Gaza City as he has nuked Baghdad. This is the unmistakable message of his words, and it is clearly passed along by Abbas and Haaretz, in case any shivering Palestinian children failed to understand it.
We now have a President who claims he prays to Jesus Christ and that God tells him whom to bomb and with whom to make peace. Further, Bush's Plan was written by others, and since presidential speeches are professionally pre-written, it now appears the speech writers are also enabled to invoking God. It appears Mr. Bush has his own different answer to the bumper sticker question, "WHO WOULD JESUS BOMB?" Bush says; "whoever I wish."
Did President Bush really utter these blasphemous words, or is this report, from a private conference, something Mr. Abbas made up and Haaretz joyfully reported?
It does not matter if the President is quoted correctly. His message has a purpose and will be carried back to the Judeo- Christian churches of America. There lies his support base. Its leaders are his apologists and ENABLERS in serial warmaking. There he will be exalted for lifting up God's name in favor of war.
The self-proclaimed Zionist-Christian leaders who support Mr. Bush by inference from 10s of thousands of pulpits and radio platforms want to believe this is God's war because they know it is Israel's war. Ariel Sharon tells them over and over again they are together in this war against Islam.
The substance of Mr. Bush's war support is found beneath an imaginary Israel-is-God totem pole that stands unseen over almost every evangelical church, and in the anti-Islamic message of war that is preached in most media programs. Project Strait Gate even found one church holding services under a giant Israeli flag. See it and believe it:
Mr. Abbas' statement also, sadly for his people, tell us much about the new Prime Minister of the Occupied Territories called Palestine. We learn from it that he is no more or less than the messenger for President Bush and Israel's Ariel Sharon. Mr. Abbas was appointed over, and in no way elected by, the Palestinian people. Their enemies, Israel and the USA, which funds Israel's occupation, appointed Abbas much as Rome appointed Herod as a figurehead king of an occupied Judea.
Mr. Abbas is the leader that was probably hand-picked by the Wolfowitz-Perle-Cheney-Kristol "cabal" (http://www.whtt.org/articles/rpr3.htm). This 75% Jewish Kabala makes war and peace in Jesus name. How terrible!
It becomes more apparent to this writer with every passing day that the Hamas, whom Mr. Abbas called "terrorists," is, in fact, the closest thing to a representative leader of the Palestinian people. We can assume this with little doubt, because Israel assassinates Hamas leaders and their wives and children all the time.
The extent to which the name of Jesus Christ is being used to justify international murder has reached new dimensions. What about the Third Commandment in Deuteronomy of the Pentateuch, which states: "THOU SHALL NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN." It also quotes the terrible penalty for having done so.
However, CHRIST FOLLOWERS MUST NOT WAIT FOR GOD TO DEAL WITH GEORGE W. BUSH. We have the means to deal with him now and at the same time help regain some of our churches for our God. How? We must take our arguments to the front steps of a thousand churches, as Project Strait Gate is designed to do. We must challenge the Church and "Christian" media icons about their support for war, not over the phone or through the mail, but on the public sidewalk in plain view of their congregations on Sunday mornings.
Only in this way can we expose both Warmaker Bush and his apostate Judeo-Christian ENABLERS. In this way we strike at his support base. In this way we honor Jesus Christ, by opposing evil in high places WITHOUT ALIGNING OURSELVES WITH THE EQUALLY CORRUPT KABALISTIC LEADERSHIP OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY, currently led by Joseph Lieberman and Hilary Clinton.
We must do as Jesus commanded and divide the churches between those who follow Christ as a peacemaker and those who support serial war and bloodshed. It is no longer someone else's business.