They are not even trying to hide it anymore. If you are a person of conscience, or a Jew, this should be alarming. What Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said is nothing short of shocking. Why? This is the Christian end of days talk. And it’s meaning is neither nice or short of remarkable when understood within this millenarian view.
At the end of days the Jews, or at least the majority, will return to the promised land. This is in preparation for the final battle between the forces of good and evil. Also, fifty thousand Jews will see the light and accept Jesus Christ in a mass event. This will signal the beginning of a thousand-year reign and the second coming.
A war between the forces of good and evil is essential in this millenarian view. This war will see one final battle at the valley of Megiddo. What this story usually does not openly include is that the stubborn among the nations, read Jews who refuse to see the light, are destined to die. In other words, millions of people will need to be killed. This is a final solution of sorts. If your hairs are not standing yet, they should.
Saving the Jews is nothing short than code to forcibly, if need be, converting the fifty thousand. The needed war will occur it seems by hook or crook. The Trump administration is doing its level best to increase tensions and get us a hot war in the Middle East. It serves no American diplomatic goal to start a hot war in the Middle East. However, the religious fundamentalist religious right understands this not as a global chessboard, but the fulfillment of prophecy. They are a critical part of the base that the president is counting on to get re-elected.
Why do I say this? Moving the American embassy to Jerusalem is a form of provocation. So is the latest dumb move, recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. This is also a gift for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is happily playing along since his right flank is just as nuts, albeit for different reasons.
Netanyahu is also in danger of losing the election. But until he actuyally does, the danger is not enough. We are playing favorites (not that this is the first time either) with a man who is as corrupt as the president. One who was indicted by his attorney general…which under current DOJ standards we are unable to do ourselves, no matter what.
We are in a real pickle, and it seems foreign policy is to be carried out by Biblical prophecy, even if it violates international law. What else is the present administration going to encourage Netanyahu to do? And what will happen if he loses the upcoming elections? He is just as drunk with power as Donald Trump is.