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  •  You're missing the point (7+ / 0-)

    American Christian Zionists support hard right to fringe Israeli politics including the settler's movement and even violent factions seeking to blow up the Al-Aqsa mosque.

    Hagee and CUFI advocate for an attack on Iran because they think it could provoke Armageddon.

    Funny thing too - many in the US military probably hold such beliefs.

    •  My point is that (2+ / 0-)
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      A Mad Mad World, lemming22

      AIPAC (which is full of hard-liners), is not going to harshly criticize leaders of the American religious movement which is responsible for turning a large segment of the US electorate from being vaguely anti-semitic and isolationist into an enthusiastically pro-Israel bloc. They are too useful, even people like Hagee who is obviously getting nuttier day by day.

      Impeach Bush and Cheney because it's the right thing to do.

      by revbludge on Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 02:24:44 PM PDT

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      •  "Pro-Israel" bloc? -It's a "Lobby For Apocalypse" (5+ / 0-)

        It's a lobby for apocalypse and the death of Israeli Jews, and CUFI leaders say as much.

        And, Christian Zionists are promoting crypto-antisemitic conspiracy theories that are, with exception of not mentioning Jews, close to identical to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories held by the KKK, Neo-Nazis, and Christian Identity Groups.

        •  There is no "turning" here (6+ / 0-)

          Billy James Hargis was a Christian Zionist bigot too.

          He took many trips to Israel.

          John Hagee's position does not represent any substantial change except to raise the profile of, even mainstream, Hagee's style of anti-Semitism.

          And, AIPAC is paving the way.

          •  The turning I wrote of (1+ / 0-)
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            has been an ongoing process since the early Cold War.

            It didn't happen overnight, and Christian Zionism didn't always pack the electoral, economic, and social influence that it now does. It has taken 50 years for these doctrines (dispensationalism, premillennialism) with their foreign-policy implications, to be incorporated into the main stream of the evangelical movement. B. J. Hargis was an early leader back when these views were both less prevalent and less extreme; John Hagee builds his theological edifice upon what Hargis and others wrought.

            The early 1970s were a pivot point which accelerated the acceptance of the Christian Zionist worldview among evangelicals. Americans experienced the gas-price hike after the Yom Kippur War, and the internationalization of pro-Palestinian terrorism (Munich 1972, plane hijackings) events which fed directly into the increasing popularity of this type of Christian worldview. After that, a surge of popular apocalyptic literature appeared, which featured the clash between Israel and its Islamic neighbors more and more prominently as time went on.

            Impeach Bush and Cheney because it's the right thing to do.

            by revbludge on Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 04:18:55 PM PDT

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    •  Interesting you should bring up the military . . (2+ / 0-)
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      npbeachfun, blueoasis

      This ties right in with Mikey Weinstein, a Republican Jewish Academy alum who has blown the whistle on the attempt by the Christian Right to theocratize our military. Think Christian Embassy in the Pentagon, think ready-made Christian army, and what do you have?  And then there's the mercenary army Blackwater, founded by Eric Prince who just happens to be Dick DeVos' brother-in-law.  

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