Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bush & Rumsfeld's Middle East Christian Crusade & Cindy Sheehan :The Sanitized War

UPDATE: 10:08 AM & 11:43 AM May 27,2009

So they say its not a Christian Crusade but the facts prove otherwise- Bush and the gang began the war in Iraq as a Crusade to suppress or to exterminate as many of in their view of the Christian God's enemies that is the non-believers, heathens & pagans such as the Muslims in order to start the clock ticking for the Final Battle at Armageddon & the return of the Messiah or Christ. And so the ignorant armies march on to kill & butcher in the name of God & country. For ten thousand years men have marched off to war for God, Country,Empire & Glory. For without a war raging somewhere our lives would seem rather dull & mediocre .

Above image a sample of Rumsfeld's Crusade Memos.

AND HE SHALL BE JUDGED:Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has always answered his detractors by claiming that history will one day judge him kindly. But as he waits for that day, a new group of critics—his administration peers—are suddenly speaking out for the first time. What they’re saying? It isn’t pretty By Robert Draper GQ magazine

Gog & Magog Bush's Dream & the World's Nightmare - Bush turned his twisted Religious Fantasies into U.S. Public Policy- Convert or Die he cried.

Believing in their own Exceptionalism and that America is a product or the culmination of Providence & God's Will the leaders in America believe it is their right & their duty to spread their system of government & their Economic system along with their particular brand of Christianity to the rest of the world. They are willing to do this by any & all means necessary.

Given that the Global War on Terror is the result of Providence & God's Will any who dare to criticize it is therefore by definition an Enemy of God. Mixing in religion with political & economic aims cloaks it in righteousness & inevitability.

Quote below from:
" American Exceptionalism A Double Edged Sword" By Seymour Martin Lipset at The Washington Post

Chapter One: Ideology, Politics, and Deviance

Born out of revolution, the United States is a country organized around an ideology which includes a set of dogmas about the nature of a good society. Americanism, as different people have pointed out, is an "ism" or ideology in the same way that communism or fascism or liberalism are isms. As G. K. Chesterton put it: "America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence. . . ." ... the nation's ideology can be described in five words: liberty, egalitarianism, individualism, populism, and laissezfaire. The revolutionary ideology which became the American Creed is liberalism in its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century meanings, as distinct from conservative Toryism, statist communitarianism, mercantilism, and noblesse oblige dominant in monarchical, state-church-formed cultures.

Other countries' senses of themselves are derived from a common history. Winston Churchill once gave vivid evidence to the difference between a national identity rooted in history and one defined by ideology in objecting to a proposal in 1940 to outlaw the anti-war Communist Party. In a speech in the House of Commons, Churchill said that as far as he knew, the Communist Party was composed of Englishmen and he did not fear an Englishman. In Europe, nationality is related to community, and thus one cannot become un-English or un-Swedish. Being an American, however, is an ideological commitment. It is not a matter of birth. Those who reject American values are un-American.

Quote below from:America Unmasked by Roger Cohen at New York Times April 24,2009

From the birth of what is now the world’s oldest republic, the inspirational notion of the “city upon a hill” has resided somewhere deep in the American psyche. As Tom Paine put it, “The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” The United States, in other words, was exceptional, not driven merely by the interests and ambitions of any nation scrambling for land and treasure, but summoned to ensure that, in Lincoln’s words, “government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” At the heart of American exceptionalism lies a messianic streak, the belief in a country with a global calling to uplift.

This is the idea that Godfrey Hodgson, a British author with wide experience of the United States and some of the feelings of a jilted lover about it, examines in his provocative new book, “The Myth of American Exceptionalism.” As the title suggests, Hodgson is unconvinced about America’s global mission. The United States, he writes, has become “just one great, but imperfect, country among others.” More than skeptical, he is angry, dismayed by what he sees as the religious, self-righteous and rightist manipulation of a once ennobling idea. Hodgson argues that “what has been essentially a liberating set of beliefs has been corrupted over the past 30 years or so by hubris and self-interest into what is now a dangerous basis for national policy and for the international system.”

It is impossible to dispute such “corruption.” Rabid exceptionalism was evident during the election campaign last year( 2008) as Republicans, their party intellectually exhausted, tried to garner a last flicker of political energy through the sort of damn-the-world, God-chose-us rage that helped carry Bush to victory in 2004. But Americans weren’t buying exceptionalism anymore; they were more disposed to buy into European health care.

Below is a video which Cindy Sheehan posted on YouTube showing dead Iraqis but YouTube pulled it- Americans are to be protected from seeing what they have done to the peoples of Iraq & Afghanistan. Americans even Obama enjoy a good war but they don't like seeing the pictures of the people butchered in America's name. And this they call spreading Freedom & Democracy .

" Another You Tube Outrage " by Cindy Sheehan at, May 26, 2009

...The pictures of the dead and maimed Iraqi children were gruesome. War is gruesome. War is never pretty but the Iraqi war has been “Sanitized for your protection.” It’s not enough that adult males have been tortured but thousands of women and children have also been imprisoned and cruelly treated.

I think it’s pretty gruesome that the US Military has held up to 6000 juveniles in its torture prisons in the Middle East and there has been rape and torture reported to individuals as young as 10 years old! How can any human being torture another human being, much less a child? These kinds of stories remind me of the most horrendous slasher movies that I can think of, but they are not the pretend product of twisted fantasy, but factual and mind-blowingly real.

Former US Soldier, Steven Green, was recently given life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2007 rape, mutilation and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Mahmoudiya, Iraq. Not only was Green the ringleader in the rape and murder; the squad also killed her family.

Unfortunately, even though Green was a “bad apple,” the situation we find ourselves in is an entire salad of rotten fruit and incidences like this one are not uncommon, but rarely reported.

Once when I was in Amman, Jordan speaking with prominent Iraqis, a Sheikh told me that US soldiers burst into his home, severely beating him and raping his wife, all in the presence of his 14-year-old son. The Sheikh told me that it was his son’s fondest dream to kill US Soldiers. Can you imagine this happening to your family? What if something like this happened in your home? You’re sitting around watching American Idol, or some crap like that, and Iraqis break into your home and terrorize and brutalize your family? I am sure you would all just chalk it up to “freedom and democracy” and be happy to go about your miserable lives comforted by the fact that your country was being occupied and destroyed for your own good.

During the US-UN-Clinton led sanctions against Iraq, the UN estimates that over 500,000 children died from starvation, disease, or violence. 500,000 Iraqi children would be like 5,000,000 US children dying. Former UN Ambassador under Clinton called that sacrifice for US Empire by the children of Iraq “worth it.” Over one million people have died in Iraq since Bush's invasion in 2003 and most of that figure counts women and children.

I have spoken to men who were still in their teens who were sodomized with broom handles in Guantanamo. I have seen the horrific photos of the US’s inhumanity to man and cannot forgive my country for the terror it has unleashed on the world. I can’t stand the fact that our government operates with such craven cowardice and has harmed so many people while Americans revel in blissful ignorance...

Yes it appears that Bush really believed that he had been sent by God to attack Iraq to help usher in "The End Of Days " or "The Last Days" prior to Jesus' return. Bush was or is still hoping for Armageddon an all out war & possibly a Nuclear War for then surely Christ would descend and save the "True Believers" including Bush of course. Yet we are told we are to honor Bush as one of America's greatest presidents. This seems to be the case here in Canada where we have put out the welcome mat for Karl Rove, Condoleezza Rice , Bush et al. Our Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a great admirer of Bush, the Neocons & the The Religious Right Harper would like if he could to make Canada Canada more in the image of America & so get rid of our Universal Health Care & pass legislation to defend the Traditional Family & Family Values & get rid of all those nasty liberal style regulations of Big Business & the Banks & return to rapacious laissez-faire capitalism where the poor are permitted to starve to death in the streets or die because they can't afford health care- as Pastor Hagee has said those who are poor do not deserve to be helped - Hagee claims that notion was central to the teachings of Jesus. According to Pastor Hagee and a hundred other million or so Evangelical Christians in America believe that Jesus it seems believed in ignoring the poor, the lame, the outcasts, the mentally ill & all those other losers . That's just all part of the good old Prosperity Gospel which is rampant in America and if we are not careful will soon infest Canada & then spread like a cancer around the Globe.

" Bush's Shocking Biblical Prophecy Emerges: God Wants to "Erase" Mid-East Enemies "Before a New Age Begins" " By Clive Hamilton, CounterPunch. May 25, 2009.

Bush explained to French Pres. Chirac that the Biblical creatures Gog and Magog were at work in the Mid-East and must be defeated.

The revelation this month in GQ Magazine that Donald Rumsfeld as Defense Secretary embellished top-secret wartime memos with quotations from the Bible prompts a question. Why did he believe he could influence President Bush by that means?

The answer may lie in an alarming story about George Bush’s Christian millenarian beliefs that has yet to come to light.

In 2003 while lobbying leaders to put together the Coalition of the Willing, President Bush spoke to France’s President Jacques Chirac. Bush wove a story about how the Biblical creatures Gog and Magog were at work in the Middle East and how they must be defeated.

In Genesis and Ezekiel Gog and Magog are forces of the Apocalypse who are prophesied to come out of the north and destroy Israel unless stopped. The Book of Revelation took up the Old Testament prophesy:

“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.”

Bush believed the time had now come for that battle, telling Chirac:

“This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins”.

The story of the conversation emerged only because the Elyse Palace, baffled by Bush’s words, sought advice from Thomas Romer, a professor of theology at the University of Lausanne. Four years later, Romer gave an account in the September 2007 issue of the university’s review, Allez savoir. The article apparently went unnoticed, although it was referred to in a French newspaper.

The story has now been confirmed by Chirac himself in a new book, published in France in March, by journalist Jean Claude Maurice. Chirac is said to have been stupefied and disturbed by Bush’s invocation of Biblical prophesy to justify the war in Iraq and “wondered how someone could be so superficial and fanatical in their beliefs”.

In the same year he spoke to Chirac, Bush had reportedly said to the Palestinian foreign minister that he was on “a mission from God” in launching the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and was receiving commands from the Lord.

There can be little doubt now that President Bush’s reason for launching the war in Iraq was, for him, fundamentally religious. He was driven by his belief that the attack on Saddam’s Iraq was the fulfillment of a Biblical prophesy in which he had been chosen to serve as the instrument of the Lord.

Many thousands of Americans and Iraqis have died in the campaign to defeat Gog and Magog. That the US President saw himself as the vehicle of God whose duty was to prevent the Apocalypse can only inflame suspicions across the Middle East that the United States is on a crusade against Islam.

There is a curious coda to this story. While a senior at Yale University George W. Bush was a member of the exclusive and secretive Skull & Bones society. His father, George H.W. Bush had also been a “Bonesman”, as indeed had his father. Skull & Bones’ initiates are assigned or take on nicknames. And what was George Bush Senior’s nickname? “Magog”.

So you say its not a crusade see GQ's pics on Rumsfeld's Military Christian Memos with biblical quotes

also see: Rumsfeld’s Iraq “crusade” revealed
by Jane Nethercote at,May 18,2009

& " Why Bush invaded Iraq: the war on Gog and Magog "by Clive Hamilton at,May 19, 2009

On Sunday GQ magazine published an amazing scoop revealing that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld embellished top-secret wartime memos with covers featuring quotations from the Bible.

Leaked by an unknown official who was disturbed enough to keep copies but reluctant to fan Islamic fears that the United States was on a crusade, the memos are being seen as Rumsfeld’s means of manipulating or ingratiating himself with the born-again President.

" Bush to Chirac on Iraq Invasion: "This confrontation is willed by God."by: TomP May 26, 2009 at

It appears we had a f..king religious nut as President who lied to obtain support for the invasion of Iraq in order to bring the end times closer. Cheney and Rumsfeld manipulated the "boy king" by playing to his religious delusions.

Former President George Bush explained to then-President of France Jacques Chirac that that the Biblical creatures Gog and Magog were at work in the Mid-East and must be defeated. It appears that Bush told Chirac that invasion of Iraq was willed by God in order to usher in the "end times."

& Bush’s Shocking Biblical Prophecy Emerges: God Wants to “Erase” Mid-East Enemies “Before a New Age Begins” By Clive Anderson, CounterPunch. May 25, Richard forum

& Bush Invaded Iraq Over Biblical Prophesy of Gog and Magog" by Trish at Pensito Review, May. 26, 2009

If you thought Bush was only using the born-again shtick to rally his base, you might be wrong. It’s possible that George W. Bush not only truly believed the most horseshit aspects of fundamental Christianism, but according to Clive Hamilton on Counterpunch, he used them as the basis for the invasion of Iraq.

and so it goes,

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