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11 October, 2005

By Anwaar Hussain

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The current President of United States finds himself in God's company more often than any other modern American President.

One has been hearing about George Bush's close encounters with God for years now. We have all heard about how God talks to the President, giving him instructions on how to conduct foreign policy (particularly: which countries to invade). Quite evidently, President George W. Bush did a good job at following orders because he got reelected to a second term.

President Bush has never disputed the story, recounted in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, that he himself told the Palestinian leadership, "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam". Then we have a similar account, courtesy of The Globe and Mail, of the President telling the Canadian Prime Minister he was carrying out divine commands.

As recently as Wednesday 21st September 2005, while speaking at a luncheon for the Republican Jewish Coalition 20th Anniversary, Mr. Bush said he had been "thinking a lot" and came to the conclusion that, "they [the terrorists] are the kind of people who look at Katrina and wish they had caused it." As there is no way of knowing what other people have in their minds, it can be safely assumed that it is once again God talking to President Bush.

There are a few objections the scribe has to these God-Bush Summit meetings.

Firstly, God does not tell him the whole thing, only part thereof.

In this latest case, for example, God did not tell him that countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Jordan, Yemen etc., 'terrorist' breeding grounds otherwise, have offered hundreds of millions of dollars in aid besides a whole range of other humanitarian assistance with the full blessings of their peoples. God also did not tell him that Iran, his next axis-of-evil target, has offered to send in 20 million barrels of oil on the side. To the US State Department, that relies more on diplomatic correspondence, these facts were however known in great details.

God also did not inform the President that when he would be bogged down in Iraq, God is going to be hitting America with terrible hurricanes one after another and the resultant damage will make impossible demands on the non-existent dinero in his treasury for rebuilding the Gulf Coast. Further, when God sent Hurricane Katrina, he did not tell the President that it was not okay to play guitar and eat cake while people were drowning. He also did not tell him not to hire heck-of-a-job-Brownie two years earlier.

Secondly, and this is more ironic, the President claims that all peoples worship the same God. He told the visiting leader of Turkey that they both believe in "the Almighty." Answering a British reporter's question about the God of Islam being the same as the God of Christianity, President Bush replied: "I believe we worship the same God." Then, in an October 26, 2004, Good Morning American interview with Charles Gibson, he was asked: "Do we all worship the same God, Christian and Muslim?" His reply: "I think we do."

If true, this means two things. One, President Bush, the Taliban and Bin Laden & Co. all pray to the same God. Two, all the killing and dying is done in His name. The only difference is that George Bush strikes them in God's name and they retaliate in God's name. He invades their countries in God's name, they resist in God's name. He kills in God's name, they die in God's name. George Bush eliminates a few 'terrorists' in God's name, countless more come forward to take their place in God's name. There are more 'terrorists' now fighting America in God's name than ever were at any point in time before.

If his God is different, then his God is unique. His God orders him to kill other Gods' children. Especially, if those children are of a different hue and color and are found in the near vicinity of a liquid called oil. That, to say the least, is being very vengeful.

Next, President Bush's God does not forbid him from lying. That is very disturbing because one hears Gods do not take kindly to liars. Take, for example, the case of Iraq war. God told him to make war on Iraq but forgot to tell him not to tell humongous lies in the process. Had He informed the President that lies don't travel far for the simple fact that they don't have legs, or had He shown the full future to the US President, George Bush would have been saved the equally huge embarrassments of his own September 11 Commission officially acknowledging that Iraq was not involved in the terrorist attacks on America, the US Military giving up the search for the non-existent WMDs and him having to shamefully shift to 'freedom' as the current war cry.

He also did not tell him that the President's Iraq war is going to kill hundreds of thousands of God's other children, including thousands of newborns. God also did not tell the President that his use of depleted Uranium in Iraq will cause the birth of hideously deformed babies-babies that were otherwise supposed to be the same God's most beautiful creations.

God did no tell him that Iraq war will become unwinnable not only because the sandal footed Iraqis will give his troops a sound beating but also because there will be no more moolah in the state exchequer to sustain the billion dollar a week war.

The strangest aspect of George's communion with God remains the fact that he is always told to bring 'freedom' to those of God's people who are in close vicinity of oil. He does not tell him to strike the North Koreans, for example, whose rulers are not only Godless, but have repeatedly declared their WMD-building intentions and whose malnourished people are in most urgent need of freedom.

No oil-President Bush's God not interested. Very ungodly, one must say. Unless in the Presidential lexicon God really is a code name for Halliburton, Carlyle group, Enron, Betchel and Co. Then all these omissions and commissions of such Presidential powwows with God become instantly clear.

But seriously, this President does say he talks to God on a regular basis, prays frequently and trusts the guidance that God gives him. This, apparently, would make him God's choice. So if President George Bush does really talk with God, and he really believes that he is on God's mission, then we are witnessing history being unfolded by the almighty interpreter of Almighty God.

All this killing, all this bloodshed, all this rape, loot, plunder must be what God wants. God also, it appears, does not like the Iraqi people. First He sent Saddam upon them to kill them in thousands. Not satisfied, He next sent in George Bush to kill them in hundreds of thousands. Is this why they say, "Strange are God's ways"?

By all accounts, a huge 40 % of Americans still believe this cock and bull story of President George Bush's godly powwows. Are those Americans really so gullible? Do they not know that human history is replete with unhinged dictators with a God-complex, conceited leaders with a talent in exploitation, self-righteous and egotistical political elites and bigoted religious leaders who would go to any length to perpetuate their rule?

Do they need to be informed of the supporting cast of bloodsuckers, money grabbers and human lowlifes, who can really put on a gaudy show full of sadism, trickery and revolting absurdity? Given a few moments at the center stage of the world, these charlatans are capable of destroying the lives of millions of individuals. Do they need reminders that when the curtain does finally come down on these hideous acts, the stage is invariably full of blood and gore and that the dead of this one show never ever rise again? Do they want to give these creatures more time?

Manuel Noriega, the Panama dictator and a former American stooge, declined an interview meeting on the ground, as he put it in a letter to the interview seeker, that he was by no means yet in the category of forgotten dictators. "God," he explained, "has not yet written the last word on Manuel A. Noriega!"

Even the devil, it seems, can quote scriptures.

Copyrights : Anwaar Hussain

Courtesy: Fountainhead

Reader Comments:


Didnt Joan of Arc hear voices from God? Look what happened to her!!!

me, Aruba - 11 October, 2005

Anwaar Hussain

It is about time, Thank you,

Cynthia Karalla, United Kingdom - 11 October, 2005

We have yet to see the Antichrist

It is an excellent expose of the devellish President Bush. But it is a truism that "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Little do Bush know that the American Jewry would stun his countrymen any time soon by abruply reenacting their exodus drama from the United States as they made it against the Pharaoh.
Strange, indeed, are the ways of God.

But I reckon the Americcans as a great nation. According to articles published in the heavily biased Jewish favour but worls's most venerable magazine, "The Economist", "America is oozing religion. It has more places of worship than anywhere else in the world, and more are being built. Islam is becoming the fastest growing religion in America." And what our misled and narrow minded Qazi sahib of JI and what a foreign corresponded described
Maulana Fazal, instead of going to America and win converts there, are crying wolf that America is out to gobble up their seminaries and Madaris.

And why ignore Israel? By all reckonings she is an illegitimate creation. Never mind that Christianity considers its creation as a prerequiste of the "Second Coming" of Jesus Christ. Nor is descent of Jesus so sure of taking place in Jerusalem. And why forget that Jerusalem is going to be the birth place of Antichrist and the battleground of 'Armageddon"?
Furthermore, geopolitically
the state of Israel is already "one too many" in Palestin. The Jews are waiting there to get at daggers drawn with each other as soon as the Palestinianis would let them do so. And in all this confusion, look at the sagacity of President Bush that he would get Abu Mazen Mahmoud Abbas his Palestinian state. The Arabs are quite out of touch with the mainstream history ever since the fall of Baghdad. Abu Mazen could be considered a gullible, a simpleton, and an inept leader of the Palestinians. In the first place, these Palestimnians are blindly in love with a so-called homeland in what they called, their country. Palestine is nobody's country. Would that the JI's Qazi sahib had read the Qur'an in the context of Palestine. Look at this clear verse: "And Moses said unto his people: "Turn unto God for aid,and have patince in adversity. Verily, all the earth belongs to God: He gives it as a heritage to such as He wills of His servants; and the future belongs to the God-conscious!"
I leave it to the readers to discern the insight of this message. And, please, ask Qazi sahib to read it carefully and consult "tafasir" to clear his mind about the significance of "God-consciousness."

Well, God did give the land in Palestine to the Israelis, but took it back from them due to their inequity. And in the meantime Palestine has changed many hands.

As for President Bush, his own people call him a hypocrite. Here is an anecdote that spotlights on his hypocricy:

In April 2002, Crown Prince Abdullah made a dash to Bush's Ranch to ask him to rein in Sharon from intensifying atrocities against the Palestininas. Do you want to know what Bush told him? This is an excerpt from Bush's press briefing after the meeting: "The Prince and I spoke at length about the ongoing situation between the Israeloids and the Palestinos, and I have to tell you, he seemed pretty worked up over it. Why all these Musliamian people continue to squabble over that little swatch of desert with no oil under it, I will never know..."

After exchanging nicknames -- "Crown Prince Called me Captain Zionist Pigboy and I called him Prince Picnic Basket, on account of how that table cloth he wears on his head looks like the one my mother used to spread out for fried chicken picnics under the oil wells back in Midland..." You can be sure that the Prince, now King of Saudi Kingdom, has been sufficiently humiliated by a American President ever to ask for his favour to even stay the Isreloids hand from killing the innocent Palestinions.

Things are moving at a fast track towards an apocalyptic direction in all the Middle East. There is Iran, who seems to be too fond of getting into trouble. And the foolish Bashar in Syria. Iraq is finished. I wish our F.O. wakes up from its slumber and takes stock of sweeping changes taking place in the Middle East geopolitics, more seriously.

Sher Mohammad.

Sher Mohammad, Pakistan - 11 October, 2005

What country do I live in again?

I love this article! The sick feeling in my stomach worsens with every passing day! I can't really say where I am, and I have no idea where I am going, along with the rest of the population. Why is it that there is such a large number of Americans that can not see the difference between right and wrong, good and bad? Even the common folks follow "the leader" like a herd of dumb sheep, nodding at every statement made. We are the people with the power to vote, yet the choices that many of us make are destroying our lives. People believe what they see on TV, and they see what they want to believe. The president is a sick sick man, and our government grows more ill every day!

Cynthia Lawrence, United Kingdom - 11 October, 2005

Editorials going wrong way

As much as I have enjoyed visiting this site, it seems the editotials have gone the way of Al Jazzera. It has become a forum for Anwaar to post hate messages and tell lies over and over. Every paragraph written above contains falsehoods and is intentioned to cause hatred towards the same country giving millions of dollars to help your people. I myself donated to help Pakistani relief and am disgusted by those who incite this propaganda. Anwaar, while I respect your opinions I just wish they were based on truth.

Ryan, United Kingdom - 12 October, 2005

Christian Fundamentalism

When emperor bush tells the world that he has been sent by God on a mission that does not seem to conflict with the so-called secularism, preached by the west, but when a Muslim ruler talks about Islamic principles then it becomes fundamentalism in the eyes of the western media and its politicians. The fact is Christian fundamentalism is responsible for the rise of religious extremism all over the world. If America has the right to elect religious fundamentalist like emperor bush then Muslim countries also have the same right to elect leaders like Ayatullah Khomeni and Ahmedi Nijad of Iran.

Tarek Masud, Bahrain - 12 October, 2005


Cynthia Lawrence,

You say you are lost? May I help you?

First of all, I agree, you may well be lost, but the entire population of the United States of America is not. Most of us were born with a sense of direction.

A President who doesn't do well, or even a failed presidency, doesn't mean anything all that ominous or apocalyptic. The US has had bad presidents in the past and I'm sure we will have them again. However, can't we let the man finish out his office before we judge him completely? Could he yet surprise us? Faint hope, in my opinion too, but still a possibility.

There is a right and a wrong, Cynthia, and a good and a bad. Just not a right and a wrong and a good and a bad they way you apparently see them. That's fine. That is your opinion.

Right and wrong is very, very relative, isn't it? For instance, Mr. Bin Laden certainly didn't feel he was wrong when he and his ilk killed so many in the US and elsewhere. I'm sure he saw no wrong at all in what he did. Trouble is, that while he is feeling so justified, there are all these souls lying at his feet, souls no longer with us, because he did what, in his eyes, was right. Perplexing, isn't it, this view of what is right and what is wrong?

Of course, the author sees right and wrong in his way too and he never ceases to tell us about it. He rarely changes the page either.

I don't agree that we Americans follow along like a "herd of dumb sheep." Or should I say "sheeple?" However, if that were the case, I think I graze to the right side of the pasture and you, I expect, graze to the left. Does that mean that the grass is always greener on your side?

The US is a very poloarized country right now. We will try to sort it all out in the voting booth. That has always been our way. But what has not always been our way, at least since I can remember, is all this endless whining when the vote does not follow the path some would like.

You do have a right to say whatever you please, Cynthia. I just wish you wouldn't go running across the world to tell people that all Americans are like a "herd of dumb sheep,"who only believe what they see on TV and who only have the ability to believe what they want to. I will let stand what you said about our President. He will have to speak for himself.

Point is, Cynthia, you are speaking for yourself as well. Please Don't include the vast majority of your fellow Americans when you write of your own opinions.

Or are you taking a leaf out of the writer's book? He actually believes Mr. Bush talks with God and follows his orders? Like, "Go thou now into Iraq and secure that oil?" That is not God. That is the writer's opinion and we must not forget that. When you think about it, Cynthia, there must be a lot of "dumb sheep" roaming about in every country on earth.

It's just a thought, but wouldn't one think in the writer's pasture, there would be no grass left at all? However,perhaps his field is just very large and there is still plenty of green, populist, grass left to chew on.

Isadora, United Kingdom - 12 October, 2005

One more article

Saw this article and thought it might be a good read from the other side if the speech police will allow it.;jsessionid=RR3OU0FK5CCEVQFIQMGSM5OAVCBQWJVC?xml=/opinion/2005/10/11/do1102.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2005/10/11/ixopinion.html

Ryan, United Kingdom - 12 October, 2005

Check the History

Hello All Readers,

Let me remind some history here. Go and check history of Motheistic traditions. People through out it's history have claimed to be getting messages from God ( no way to prove or disprove) and acted in God's name. These vary people have killed generations in order to carry out their God's commands (most of the time for some political and/or imperial purpose).

A simple moto like "live and let other live" is the best hope for humanity.

Allen Smith, Pakistan - 12 October, 2005

very witty and very true from a pakistani-american's point of view.

za, Pakistan - 12 October, 2005

what a racist

Sher, what's your problem with all things Jewish? What do you and Nazis have in common? hangups with Jewish people for one. Seriously, nobody but neo-nazis & racists use "Jewry" in a sentence.
I think I've had it with citations from Holy Books. Nothing give me a bigger hint to skip ahead to the next paragraph than someone saying they're about to be stating something out of a holy book. live in the real world for once, I'm tired of it.

Anonymous, - 12 October, 2005

Re: Powwow with God

I tried to get hold of pakistani news online to hear the latest on the deepest condolences to victims and deprived family members....

well i study in US and normally like to discuss on world politics...well u had asked several valid questions in u'r of those was -> Are those Americans (people) really so gullible?

My observation is that Americans are really warm people in general. They might not be as hospitable like indians or pakistanis but they generally beleive and support their president...unfortunately the american president does have godly powers in that every decision that he takes can have worldly effects. But even if u allow a little tollerance, of him being a human, there are far too many lapses that u may find with Bush.....But Bush has incredible support staff to cover up his dirty linen....and so did all recent american presidents.

Despite all the misgivings, Bush might still leave behind a legacy. Both positive and negative ones. His cause for freedom or atleast partial democracy may be fulfilled in Iraq and Afghanistan (after sustained human and military loss). America is the largest importer of oil. I idea behind is certainly to exhaust everything elsewhere before tapping into one's own oil treasure.

On the other hand he has proliferated birth of generations of terrorists not just in the middle east and asian subcontinent but also in europe, africa and the americas....

i had a chat with an iraqi who just now came here to study. he speaks with disgusts abt the state of baghdad but said that outside the capital city it was fairly peaceful....he was in no mood to pardon america for invading but he said that now it has happened, the iraqis must concentrate in forming a stable govt, which he says, is highly unlikely in the present state of politics....

In my personal view, natural disasters serve as long term solution to fighting around the world.....

a couple of big earthquakes in western US, big tornadoes in the midwest US, huricanes pounding on its eastern border will reduce america to concentrate on its personal matters before trying to liberate the world invading countries....

As i suggested, the support staff of Bush are the actual gods he is talking to....each have their own notions and mostly act on their instinct and so even a distant clue of WMD can seem so huge in their eyes....

on u'r other question as to why US wont interfere with Korea?

Well when Iraq or Afghanistan was invaded, the home troops had little answer to the rampaging american troops...they already decided to wage a guerilla war....Iraq and Afghanistan donot have obvious allies not even neighboring countries....But Iran has a lot of pacifiers around the world....

Korea doesnt have any pacifiers but certainly is in China's realm and its not easy to interfere with China.....Invariably and the cheapest trick for N.korea is to attack S.Korea (ally of US) with everything if US invades and that will prove to be detrimental to the US.

also, even though US can afford another way economically as it seems to unendingly mint billions of may not have big allies to support....

england, spain, italy and other small countries have all had home attacks owing to their alliance with US in previous wars.....atleast in bush's current term it is higly unlikely that another war may happen....

I recently read a book called "the rise and fall of great empires" and america seems to fall into a pattern of once great empires (like that of Romans). China is on the verge of dethroning US as No.1 with India playing the third fiddle in world matters. But theres still a lot of time remaining to get there....Will the US mend its ways is to be seen?

Jindha, Hungary - 12 October, 2005

Who's Lying ?

Why don't you just point out all the lies, instead of whining? You can't because you are lying, this is not a hate message, your one is. You or your country donated money not to help but for public display of charity, this why you had to mention this irrelevantly. Don't forget that your arch enemy, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez also donated money to the Catrina victims.

Tarek Masud, Bahrain - 13 October, 2005

An Honest Voice

I know there are many decent people in the US and Cynthia Karalla is certainly one them. To these people, the truth is all that matters; the ability to accept the evil aspects of ones own country is rare, as it takes tremendous amount of courage and honesty and Cynthia deserves our appreciation for her honesty and courage. However, there are many others who think that exposing the hypocrisy of the US foreign policy, is sedition. I'm sure Cynthia has read some of their messages. Thank you Cynthia, for your courageous stand, may God bless us all.

Tarek Masud, Bahrain - 13 October, 2005

There is Hope After All

The western media has transformed into Goebel's propaganda machine, it perpetually feeds distorted picture of the world to the American people, in order to cover up their (the US government's and its allies') heinous intentions, this is why the ordinary Americans cannot tell what is wrong and what is right. Besides, there is a huge number of people in the US who believe that God is their government's personal property, so whatever the US government does and say, is noble and fair. People like Cynthia Lawrence seems to be a dying species in the US society, the ship's control has been hijacked by Christian fundamentalists like Pat Robertson, who talks about God and then urges the notorious CIA to murder those who oppose the US villainy. However, as long as voices like Cynthia Lawrence exist in the US society, there is hope. After all, God is not their personal property, so, in the end, the truth will emerge out of the veil of deceptions and deceit, and eventually, there will be justice for all.

Tarek Masud, Bahrain - 13 October, 2005


Let me remind some history here. Go and check history of Motheistic traditions. People through out it's history have claimed to be getting messages from God ( no way to prove or disprove) and acted in God's name. These vary people have killed generations in order to carry out their God's commands (most of the time for some political and/or imperial purpose).

A simple moto like "live and let other live" is the best hope for humanity

allen smith, Pakistan - 13 October, 2005

Its a disgrace

Its a disgrace that at the time of human misery such articles condmeing bush are being published. No one is perfect in this world after fighting the gory world wars and the terrorism the world still hasn't learned from it ways, just goes to show human weakness. Instead of condeming leaders focus on releif efforts and use every inch of media space to further this cause, pakistan with its ISI has not be entirely innocent either the bloody wars it fought with its neighbour and the countinued support to insurgency was shameful and look at the quake sidaster pok left in rubble, the jihadis left in rubble isn't this enough of a signal to put down arms and concentrate on building a peaceful civilization. When will you people learn. Don't have food, no technology to rescue the victims, (asking US for help and then wishing they had more calamities you guys are insane) for the love of god ( don't care what name you call him from) please look deep into yourself and focus you economic resources on food, and developement instead of making bombs and buying planes feed the hungry and banadage the wounded.

Human, Aruba - 14 October, 2005

Excellent article

Mr Anwar Hussain, your struggle for justice goes on unabated through your fine articles. Your art of expression of truth and reality with satire is an expose of the brutality of George Bush he is inflicting on humanity in the name of God. It begs the question as to where are the leaders of Christianity to stand up and challenge George Bush's Powwows with God. Is it there policy to turn a blind eye like they did in World War 2 when six million Jews were wiped out in Europe or do they think the same as their Rev. Pat Robertson does who gave his divine blessing to go and kill in the name of God and for the sake of oil.

Statement of behaviour of George Bush in your article must remind us of the days of the British Empire when British had a bible in one hand, gun in the other and booty in their pockets. George Bush may not have bible in his hand; however, he has guns in his both hands and is thieving Iraqi oil at an alarming rate. This is all because George Bush has powwows with his God.

M.K. Malik, United Arab Emirates - 14 October, 2005

very well written article

I hope you can imagine how the majority of our citizens feel. Bush won the electoral vote but not the majority vote. I just don't understand a system where you can get fewer votes yet still win the election. will watch for your articles.

alex williams, United Kingdom - 14 October, 2005

Your People are Dying

Your people are dying under the rubble of collapsed buildings and what do you do?

Attack Bush of course.

Bush responded quickly to this disaster. Some might criticize him for even responding quicker than he did Hurricane Katrina. But there he was immediately to the aid of Pakistan, sending his Secretary of State (and possible future President) Condoleezza Rice to Pakistan to see for herself what needed to be done.

You should be at this time praying for help for the earthquake victims. But instead all you can think about is your hatred towards the man who right now is doing more than you are for the people of Pakistan.

How sad.

Matt, United Kingdom - 14 October, 2005

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