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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Did You Ever Have That Feeling?

It's the nuances, the unspoken gaps between concepts, body language, what's not said when it should be said. All this adds up to desolation and destruction whose ramifications will define the future for generations. ... Okay enough with the Armageddon crap; but really. ...

Ray Close expresses things I have been considering for the last few weeks or so. As usual, it comes via Juan Cole:

This bombastic and posturing style of [recent US] “diplomacy” is going to lead inescapably to one or the other of the following results:

1. War with Iran (with negative consequences beyond anyone's ability to imagine); or 2. Another humiliating demonstration of impotence. '
If you haven't read Revelation before, perhaps it is now that you might wish to consider looking at those passages I discussed in a previous post.

Or, as John Hagee, the Texas evangelical preacher whose Xtian group has had meetings in the White House with Bush administration officials puts it:
"The coming nuclear showdown with Iran is a certainty," Hagee wrote this year in the Pentecostal magazine Charisma. "Israel and America must confront Iran's nuclear ability and willingness to destroy Israel with nuclear weapons. For Israel to wait is to risk committing national suicide."

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