If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them. At that time if anyone says to you, `Look, here is the Christ!' or, `Look, there he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect-if that were possible. So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time. - Mark 13:19-23
'Tis the season to be jolly! Why? Simple. King George II, owing his re-election in large part to the American Christian Right Wing, will certainly not defoul the regions surrounding the holy land by launching any more full-scale attacks, in this, a time of celebration for the birth of baby Jesus.
While "peace to all, and goodwill towards man" is a little too much to ask for right now, we can expect that no major military offensives will be planned until at least January 30th. That is the day when the people of Iraq will have the privilege of choosing which of their leaders will have the honor of bending over for american business interests before falling over after having been assasinated.
Make no mistake about it. No good will come of Iraq's first election. The Iraqi's have long since stopped seeing the Americans as liberators. Too many stories of shootings on sacred ground, refusal of medical care for the wounded, and of course, unlawful confinement (ex: Guantanamo Bay). The Americans have long outstayed their welcome on Iraqi soil.
Reading between the lines in one of Bush's addresses, he was clearly setting up his military strategy for 2005. Warning Syria and Iran to stay out of Iraq, would be like telling a child not to look for their presents, but showing them where you hid it. Both countries are now openly supporting the various revolutionary parties in Iraq, so a collision course is inevitable. I can only imagine the Iranians, who had to live with a decade of war with Iraq who were sponsored at the time by the Americans. They finally have a chance to strike back at their real enemy!
This, my friends, is only one example of American foreign policy that will eventually lead to the demise of the American Empire. Sooner or later, all cultures fade away, and the Americans will be undone by their blatant disregard for others. Live by the sword, die by the sword. Americans have used other countries as weapons for decades, yet are shocked when their planes are hijacked. I am in no way condoning any terrorist actions, only pointing out that the Americans are no better than the people they claim to be liberating today.
Saddam never sponspored terrorism. He had nothing to do with 9/11. By removing Saddam from power, the Americans now find themselves facing a people that have armed people with both weapons and a new motive for terror. The Americans have opened a door for the real terrorists to gain a foothold on a territory that they would NEVER have had a chance to enter before. Saddam was a dictator, and as such, would never have allowed any groups to arm themselves other than his own army.
And like a disease, other people have seen this change, and have started to feel like the terrorists were right. Other countries, countries that would never before spoken together, are now talking about banding together against this new Red, White and Blue threat. In case you have not realized, Christians look forward to the coming of Christ. Christians want to see Armegeddon take place so that the 1000 years of peace, led by Jesus come-again, will finally happen. They are not afraid to push the middle east into an all out war.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!