Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Did Trump's God Squad Inspire The Strike on Iran?
As you may remember, I thought the sight of Donald Trump praying with thousands of evangelicals one day after ordering the killing of Qassim Suleimani absolutely disgusting.
Especially his claim that God is "on our side."
But what makes that even more disturbing is that the inspiration to assassinate Suleimani may indeed have come from above.
Or more precisely from Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Who has been obsessed with attacking Iran for about ten years.
And is himself a religious fanatic.
When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down for an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network in a hotel in Jerusalem earlier this month, he made a remark that was perhaps the most revelatory of any in his nearly one year in office.
The interviewer posed a question around a biblical tale about a queen who saved Jews from slaughter by a Persian official: Did Mr. Pompeo think President Trump had been “raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace?” “As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible,” Mr. Pompeo said.
A fanatic who believes that every inch of Israel must be defended to enable "the rapture."
Studies show that white evangelicals are much more likely than other Americans to believe that Israel fulfills a biblical prophecy. Known as Christian Zionists, they believe God promised the land to the Jews, and that the gathering of Jews in Israel is foretold in the prophecy of the rapture — the ascent of Christians into the kingdom of God.
Mr. Pompeo talks about the rapture. “We will continue to fight these battles,” he said at a “God and Country Rally” in 2015, because there is a “never-ending struggle” until “the rapture.”
Which explains why Pompeo and other members of the God Squad in the Trump Regime, like Mike Pence and others, couldn't care less about blowing up the world.
Because they believe that should that happen all the "good Christians" will be raised up to be with their Godzilla...
Which also explains why they don't do anything to save our precious planet from climate change.
Does anyone still believe that the fact the do nothing Con prime minister of Australia Scott Morrison is both a climate change denier, and a religious fanatic, is just a coincidence?
They just don't care. In the immortal words of Scott Morrison, "I don't hold a hose mate."
It's a depressing situation, and it will take a secular crusade to defeat those fanatics.
But for those of us in Canada there is some good news: Andrew Scheer is NOT our prime minister.
For had he been in power the Ugly American would have been pushing Canadians to support Trump's madness with every bone in his body.
Unless of course due to his particular situation...
He was drafted by the U.S. military...
Whereupon he would duck and cover like any other cowardly Con clown.
So thank goodness for a real Canadian leader like Justin Trudeau.
Who is doing his best to protect our soldiers and de-escalate the situation.
And the moral of the story, or the parable of this nightmare?
If you vote for a Con, they will torch the planet.
And you'll get what you deserve...