So now that the Republican-oriented media are busy educating us to the fact that Ron Paul is an
alien from outer space tin-hatted loon, (note: this is the other Scott Horton), it’s time to look at the sensible, well-adjusted figures who form the GOP foreign policy mainstream.
No one wields greater behind-the-scenes influence today than James Dobson, the ultimate “Family Values” Republican. Andrew Sullivan takes us through Dobson’s views of the Middle East here.
Rosenberg: I think the bottom line is found in Matt 28, verses 18-20, where Jesus says “All authority under heaven and earth has been given to me, therefore go and make desciples [sic] of all nations.” Jesus is calling us to go reach the nations of the Middle East, Russia and elsewhere.
Dobson: Well Joel, let’s explain to everybody how Ezekiel 38 turns out because Israel is about to be attacked and a huge number of troops from Russia and Iran are coming toward Israel to destroy it and what happens?
Rosenberg. Well, God is going to move. You won’t find in the Scriptures that the United States is coming to rescue Israel or the European Union, but God says he is going to supernaturally intervene, we’re talking about fire from heaven, a massive earthquake, diseases spreading through the enemy forces. It is going to be such a clear judgment against the enemies of Israel that Ezekiel 39 says that will take seven months to bury all the bodies of the slain enemies of Israel. And the birds of the air and the beasts of the field are going to eat many of these slain soldiers. I think this is the end of radical Islam as we know it, Ezekiel 38 and 39, and in the aftermath, millions, even tens of millions, including radical Muslims, will come to faith in Jesus Christ. And given the events going on in our world today, people at the Pentagon, people at the CIA, people at the White House are asking to sit down and talk about these issues, to understand the Biblical perspective, because it is uncanny what is happening out there and it deserves some study.
So there you have it. The Crusades are coming again; a hundred million Muslims may perish, but a handful will be saved. You can count on it: every one of these raves is transcribed and studied by groups in the Middle East, even though our own media will do its utmost to insure you hear nothing about this.
Says Sullivan “No one – but no one – in the current GOP establishment will take Dobson on. But he is quite clearly out of his mind.”