Saturday, August 04, 2007

Waiting for Armageddon: Disturbing evidence of American pro-Israeli hysteria...

This is one of the most disturbing videos I’ve ever seen – it’s of radical pro-Israeli Americans looking forward to Armageddon and calling on President Bush to take out Iran in a pre-emptive strike.

This is not a small group of harmless nutters. It is an influential Christian-right mass movement led by one of the highest paid TV evangelists in America.

Christians United for Israel has links to the Bush White House and lobbies at the highest level for a unilateral military attack on Iran and an expansion of Israeli territory.

The megachurch Pastor John Hagee leads his flock praying for Armageddon tomorrow: ‘I’ve got my bag packed’ says one disciple.

They believe that after the coming battle of Armageddon, Jesus will return to Jerusalem to cleanse the earth of evil. All non-believers – including mainstream Christians and Jews - must convert or suffer the torture of eternal damnation.

Most worrying is the close links Pastor Hagee is said to have forged with the Bush White House and leading members of Congress both Democrat and Repuplican.

It was disturbing to see such a senior Democrat as Senator Joe Lieberman praising Pastor Hagee as a man of God.

A couple of weeks ago I posted HERE on a chilling Channel 4 news interview with Mansour Dadullah, new leader of the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. He made it clear that the Taliban goal is

...to kidnap as many westerners as possible, to fight infidels all over the world and to implement one religion around the world.


Dadullah has no qualms about seeing children trained to behead infidels and he predicts a spectacular terrorist attack will succeed soon in Britain.

Christians United for Israel is every bit as frightening as the Taliban.

1 comment:

Brynley said...

Hard to make out how much power Pastor Hagee has.

On the evidence, it seems to be both a wacky fringe cult and a well connected political lobby.

The Pastor reminds me of the President of Iran who is also reported to be looking for the Second Coming sooner rather than later.

The reporter does a good job in bringing out the religious bigotry of those he interviews, but it would have been useful to get some idea about how all this missile shaking goes down with sane Israelis on left and right.