Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Condi Speaks in Code
In a press briefing before her trip to the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice said (emphasis mine),
What we're seeing here, in a sense, is the growing -- the birth pangs of a new Middle East and whatever we do we have to be certain that we're pushing forward to the new Middle East not going back to the old one.Birth pangs? Odd way to describe all those deaths. Or maybe not....
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: All this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because wickedness is multiplied, most men's love will grow cold. But he who endures to the end will be saved. (Matthew 24:7-13, Revised Standard Version)We have to get those End Timers out of power before they get us all killed trying to make their fantasies a reality. [Hat-tip to Tinsel Wing, by way of Jo in Salon's Table Talk.]
They really are talking to their base, leaving the rest of us scratching our heads wondering why there are so many funerals at this birth.
I suppose that for those who worship violence and death, each new war is new life-- taken.
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