Bush Invaded Iraq Over Biblical Prophesy of Gog and Magog

Bush’s combat map?

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.

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.

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”.

Hamilton: “Many thousands of Americans and Iraqis have died in the campaign to defeat Gog and Magog.”

The story of the conversation emerged only because the Elysée Palace, baffled by Bush’s words, sought advice from Thomas Römer, a professor of theology at the University of Lausanne. Four years later, Römer 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.

Delusional leaders are a dime a dozen, and one day the world will likely rank Bush in the Kim Jong Ill/Idi Amin/King George camp, with one difference, which Hamilton notes:

Many thousands of Americans and Iraqis have died in the campaign to defeat Gog and Magog.

Hamilton also throws in a fascinating tidbit at the end of his post.

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”.

Did a chill just run up your spine?


  • Noxe
    May 26, 2009 - 3:29 pm | Permalink

    And Jr’s Skull & Bones name was “Temporary”, assigned when he couldn’t think of a good nickname… and it stuck ever since.

  • Reg
    May 26, 2009 - 7:16 pm | Permalink

    This is why the PNAC neocons chose Bush as their puppet candidate. This is why they were able to orchestrate 9/11 so expertly as well. It’s not over, not by a long shot. Cheney is alive and well and PNAC has regrouped. They needed ‘a cataclysmic and catastrophic event’ like a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ to get the public’s okay to attack Iraq and Afghanistan. They need another one to get back into power. Google ‘9/11 facts’ – not theories… facts. Do it.

  • Dennis
    May 27, 2009 - 10:56 am | Permalink

    Googling anything and “facts” just gives you a page with those words, in order. That doesn’t mean they bear any resemblance to reality. Give us a break, hmm?

  • madranger
    May 27, 2009 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

    George, how did you come up with that one…from Jerry Falwell or Donald Rumsfeld?

    I only became aware of The Omnipotent Creator from awareness, when I used my on independent intelligence and logic, and turned away from the nonsensical indoctrination of the religious programing that I endured as a child.

    Any religion depends on beliefs established by hustlers, and is supported by faith. Faith is supported by beliefs and usually resentful of truth or fact.

    Governments enjoy religion quite often because it can control “the masses” by faith…without facts.

  • luke225
    May 27, 2009 - 8:23 pm | Permalink

    read Isaiah chapter 13 it tells about the invasion of babylon which is in Iraq by a multi national force. it also tells about the medes rising against us which is iran. it also says that they will not consider silver or gold,i.e. economic sanctions which have been unsuccessful. there are many more interesting references but you will have to read it for yourself with the understanding that every generation wants to believe that they are the last. this chapter also tells of the destruction of babylon “as sodom and gommorah” which was done by god and not by man. need I remind you that there have been three near misses by asteroids in the last seven months, none with more than 72 hours advance warning. when will people realize that god will fullfill his word and he does not need their help.

  • Lester Ness
    November 7, 2009 - 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I assumed from the beginning that Dispensationalism (fantasies about the end of the world real quick now) was one of the reasons Bush the younger invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. Such beliefs are perfectly routine in the Protestant Fundamentalist circles Bush moved in. They may seem irrational to outsiders, but they merely come from different premises.

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