“DAMASCUS WILL CEASE FROM BEING A CITY” ….SYRIA, CATALYST FOR GOG-MAGOGWritten by Doug Krieger
ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS
Syria has become a priority target of US/Israeli preemption in War on Terrorism. The recent Mosul homicide bomber only validates Syrian connection, as far as US military strategists are concerned. Our last blog highlighted how neocon policy makers and think tanks (both in America and in Israel) have sought to “deterrorize” region.
The effort at Mideast reconfiguration on part of these strategists has been to defang Saddam Hussein first, thereby encircling Syria; and from thence, to neutralize Iran. Although Israelis have brought Hashemite monarchy into equation (i.e., as a “tribal strategy” after Saddam’s demise for Iraq), that particular “gift to Jordan” may not be necessary, given fact that a “working democracy” is all that matters in Iraq in any event—notwithstanding Osama’s calls for Iraqis to boycott January 2005 elections.
How Syria’s overthrow can be justified by these policy makers was repeatedly demonstrated in last article; so now, as promised, we will discuss Biblical ramifications of equation—and this is part that Left just loves to hate (whereas they most likely enjoyed our initial “secular analysis”); but, we’re not out to please either Left nor Right—we’ll settle for ABSOLUTE TRUTH (don’t you just love that expression—it sounds so final and almost pompous; don’t mean it to be that way, but if you want to take it that way, be our guest).
DETOUR ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTED LIBERAL CONFUSION & BIBLICAL HEREMENEUTICS (i.e., “interpreting methods in Bible Study”)
While taking our excursion down Road to Damascus, we encountered a most troubling and confusing theological phenomenon known as “Augustinian Malaise”—a not so subtle immune deficiency disorder afflicting both Liberal wing of Church (throughout world), as well as Evangelical Dominionists who are “theologically allied” with their Liberal foes. Both wish to reform current governmental social order—whether they wish to admit it or not. At least Evangelical Dominionists (THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SITE) admit it; whilst their erstwhile liberal allies, who abhor anything that bespeaks of inerrancy, denounce their theologically allied Dominionist “compatriots.”
These Liberal foes have no theological idea to whom they are theologically united—instead they abhor barbaric fundamentalists who ascribe to a more Biblical hermeneutical eschatology. These Scofield-Darbyites, along with their total distortions of real Jesus, have been (in “liberalism’s progressive dialect”) a disaster to American Christianity, whereas PROGRESSIVE and, therefore, enlightened Christian Liberalism’s embrace of Augustinian spiritualization of Revelation text, demonstrates real intent of “prophetic Scriptures” which is far and away true spirit of Christianity and its gospel of love and social justice!
When A Chickenhawk SquawksWritten by The Indy Voice
I admit it, I don't like Karl Rove and almost everything that comes out of his cynical little mouth. If he is brains behind Republican party operation they're headed off of a steep political cliff. With that being said, I do admire his chutzpah, unapologetically saying things as inane as he does,"Conservatives saw savagery of 9/11 in attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw savagery of 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."
Let me first say that this liberal, if I was so inclined, could slap Rove so hard his therapy needing head would spin around his little pencil neck. I would never do such a thing, not because I realize that it wouldn't get me anywhere or make me feel any better but crisis of our President being advised by a moron would not be radically improved. On contrary, slap would probably damage many of few precious brain cells that Karl needs to desperately hold on to.
But Karl's strategy of not apologizing for uttering statements that are not based in reality is a good one.
Let's look at situation through lens of logic. Karl makes a statement that is so asinine that only most loyal of right wing talking heads would consider it profound. It's so outrageously simple minded and contradictory to reality that it begs for "outrage" from liberals like myself. But I won't entertain such garbage and I beg of you my liberal brethren, do not fall for this distractionary tactic.