Evangelicals have been on quite a wild ride lately with regard to their beloved Cyrus, Pres Trump. He betrayed them mightily by signing a behemoth budget that funds the abortion mill Planned Parenthood, among other things.
On the other hand, he has also given them two appointments they are fiddling with glee over: Mike Pompeo as Sec of State and John Bolton as National Security Advisor.
From Dr Richard Land:
From Tony Perkins:
“Please pray for Mike Pompeo as he becomes Sec of State. A believer who is a patriot and leader. Another great choice by @POTUS,” tweeted Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. “Director Mike Pompeo will become the most principled and successful Secretary of State in the last 25 years. I am extremely happy about this news.”
Source: Kate Shellnutt, http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/march/trump-secretary-of-state-pompeo-tillerson-religious-freedom.html, 26 March 2018
More sober-minded assessments of these men follow:
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The recent shifts in the cabinet have Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. A leading hawk, he was first in his class of 1986 at the United States Military Academy but found himself as a junior officer with no real war to fight. He spent six years in uniform before resigning, never having seen combat, making war an abstraction for him. He went to Harvard Law and then into politics where he became a Tea Party congressman, eventually becoming a leader of that caucus when it stopped being Libertarian and lurched rightwards. He has since marketed himself as a fearless soldier in the war against terrorism and rogue states, in which category he includes both Iran and Russia.
Pompeo was not popular at the CIA because he enforced a uniformity of thinking that was anathema for intelligence professionals dedicated to collecting solid information and using it to produce sound analysis of developments worldwide. Pompeo, an ardent supporter of Israel and one of the government’s leading Iran haters, has been regularly threatening Iran while at the Agency and will no doubt find plenty of support at State from Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East David Satterfield, a former top adviser of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Pompeo has proven himself more than willing to manipulate intelligence produce the result he desires. Last year, he declassified and then cherry picked documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan that suggested that al-Qaeda had ties with Iran. The move was coordinated with simultaneous White House steps to prepare Congress and the public for a withdrawal from the Iran nuclear arms agreement. The documents were initially released to a journal produced by the neocon Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where Pompeo has a number of times spoken, to guarantee wide exposure in all the right places.
Pompeo’s arrival might only be the first of several other high-level moves by the White House. Like the rumors that preceded the firing of Secretary of State Tillerson two weeks ago, there have been recurrent suggestions that McMaster would be the next to go as he reportedly is too moderate for the president and has also been accused of being anti-Israeli, the kiss of death in Washington.
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton (now appointed National Security advisor) has been a frequent visitor at the White House. He was the preferred candidate to fill the position (replacing H. R. McMaster). He is an extreme hawk, closely tied to the Israel Lobby, who would push hard for war against Iran and also for a hardline position in Syria, one that could lead to direct confrontation with the Syrian Armed Forces and possibly the Russians.
Bolton, who has been described by a former George W. Bush official as “the most dangerous man we had during the entire eight years,” . . .
Source: Philip Giraldi, https://www.globalresearch.ca/hawks-resurgent-in-washington/5633236, opened 26 March 2018
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The firing of Secretary of State Tillerson, the movement of CIA Director Pompeo to Secretary of State, and the promotion of Gina Haspel, who oversaw the secret CIA torture prisons in Thailand, indicate that the military/security complex has closed its grip on the Trump regime. There will be no more talk of normalizing relations with Russia.
The combination of the Israel Lobby, the neoconservatives, and the military/security complex have proven to be too powerful for peace to be established between the two nuclear powers. If you look at Trump’s administration, the above three forces are those in charge.
Israel remains determined to use the US military to destabilize Syria and Iran in order to isolate Hezbollah and cut off the milita’s support and supplies. The neoconservatives both support Israel’s interest and their own desire for Washington’s hegemony over the world. The military/security complex intends to hold on to the “Russia threat” as a justification of its budget and power.
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The world is being driven to war, which would be nuclear, by a tiny minority: Israeli Zionists, neoconservatives, and the US military/security complex. We are witnessing the most reckless and irresponsible behavior in world history. Where are the voices against it?
Source: Paul Craig Roberts, https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/03/paul-craig-roberts/what-secretary-of-state-tillersons-firing-means/, opened 26 March 2018
And finally and most ominously,
If Trump names John Bolton National Security Adviser, plan to die.
Source: Roberts again, https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/03/20/america-is-in-collapse/, opened 26 March 2018
Based on what has been said above, one must conclude that the beatific vision for these Dispensationalist Evangelicals is not the Divine Essence of ‘post-Patristic’ Roman Catholic Scholastics like Aquinas or Dante or the face of their Protestant-Nestorian man-god ‘Jesus’ but rather a ‘Murcan B-52 Flying Fortress dropping a payload of bombs on the wicked men, women, and children who live in Damascus, Tehran, Pyongyang, and Moscow, who were predestined by the Western European Filioque God from before the foundation of the world to be the objects of His righteous wrath.
Picture from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-52_Stratofortress#Vietnam_War, 26 March 2018
Dance for joy, all you righteous, at the sight of the Glory of God! Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Foolish Southrons, have you forgotten how greatly you suffered at the hands of the Army of American Saints?
Pictures from ‘Sherman’s March’, http://www.historycentral.com/CivilWar/georgia.html, 27 March 2018
And now you willingly join their ranks to inflict the same misery on numerous other lands. May God have mercy on our wretchedness.
Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
Anathema to the Union!