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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:54 AM
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A French Revelation, or The Burning Bush
JAMES A. HAUGHT

Incredibly, President George W. Bush told French President Jacques Chirac in early 2003 that Iraq must be invaded to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bibles satanic agents of the Apocalypse.

Honest. This isnt a joke. The president of the United States, in a top-secret phone call to a major European ally, asked for French troops to join American soldiers in attacking Iraq as a mission from God.

Now out of office, Chirac recounts that the American leader appealed to their common faith (Christianity) and told him: 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 peoples enemies before a New Age begins.

This bizarre episode occurred while the White House was assembling its coalition of the willing to unleash the Iraq invasion. Chirac says he was boggled by Bushs call and wondered how someone could be so superficial and fanatical in their beliefs.

After the 2003 call, the puzzled French leader didnt comply with Bushs request. Instead, his staff asked Thomas Romer, a theologian at the University of Lausanne, to analyze the weird appeal. Dr. Romer explained that the Old Testament book of Ezekiel contains two chapters (38 and 39) in which God rages against Gog and Magog, sinister and mysterious forces menacing Israel. Jehovah vows to smite them savagely, to turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and slaughter them ruthlessly. In the New Testament, the mystical book of Revelation envisions Gog and Magog gathering nations for battle, and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.


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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:09 PM
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1. I mean, I knew he was a crack pot but WOAH.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:14 PM
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2. InSANE
:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

They should have put him in a padded cell under sedation.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:49 PM
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3. Kudos to Truthout for picking this up in 2007
http://www.truthout.org/article/a-little-scoop-bush-chi...

And thence to DU, of course:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

No replies at all, back in 2007. I missed it too.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:54 PM
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4. Thanks for the links - figures!
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:18 PM
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5. K&R #5 n/t
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:19 PM
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6. Thanks! It had 5 before but someone decided to unrec it - I'm still not used to the new system!
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:53 PM
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7. K&R. I remember when this came out the fist time--neocons trying to bring about Armageddon.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:16 PM
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8. it's so sick - I cannot believe that man was in power 8 years.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:31 PM
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9. Sunday kick
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