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Scary Snarky toaD
February 26th, 2003, 8:06pm
By the sounds of his speech I got the feeling he was telling us -- between the lines at least -- that our soldiers pretty much have been given their orders "to go."
I asked my daughter over the phone if she were ever deployed whether she could tell me -- she said she could but not over an electronic device, only by mail.
My pessimestic self predicts "warlike maneuvers" will be started against Iraq (maybe no earlier than Saturday night, early Sunday morning this weekend). I'm guessing we won't "start" any conflict on Friday (Muslim holy day) or on the Jewish Sabbath -- I don't think we've been as morally constrained starting war on a Christian holiday -- Sunday. Bush just sounded to me like he was saying "don't be surprized if this weekend you hear we are firing upon targets in Iraq."
Anyone get a more optimistic message out of that?
God be with us all.
February 26th, 2003, 8:42pm
May God bless the world.
February 26th, 2003, 8:45pm
Please tell your daughter thank you for protecting my lazy American butt!
February 26th, 2003, 8:57pm
My son is stationed in Kuwait. I pray for the safe return of all our brave military men and women.
February 27th, 2003, 6:19am
My husband is in Kuwait and he can't tell me what he's doing over the phone or in email. It's for security reasons and I understand. I just hope Bush decides to do something soon because I want my husband home!!
February 27th, 2003, 6:36am
I hope and pray for a speedy return of all your loved ones! :smile3:
Scary Snarky toaD
February 27th, 2003, 7:19am
In the "For What It Probably Isn't Worth Department" -- the frog croaks on --
For all my dislike of war and questioning that we SHOULD be fighting Iraq right now, I HAVE to trust my president and his advisors that this IS the best way to proceed. I can't be privvy to all that they know about this situation. And everyone agrees they can't reveal to the entire world everything they know without jeopardizing the successful chess game they need to play.
As a registered Democrat (probably more Libertarian at heart) I've sometimes felt that our government has been taken over by a group of wealthy, fast-talking oilmen.
But I really think Bush proved himself very wise in how he handled 9/11. And regarding current events, no country in 2003 has better informed high officials than we have; so I am forced to trust that with a dad not only a former prez and head of the CIA; and with the sharpest informed intelligence service the world has ever known, George W. Bush really knows what he is doing.
Having said that, I suggest immediately running, not walking, to your nearest Higher Power and praying the wisdom of the Most High is guiding GWB's hands now more tightly than ever, cause the upcoming next few years might prove to be a very bumpy ride.
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February 27th, 2003, 8:45pm
I want to think that we will be in and out by summer.
My prayers are based on this excerpt from an article:
In the Old Testament God's armies were always led by the priests. When the waters parted in the Jordan it was the priests' feet which first hit the turbulent river. In the New Testament, Christians are also referred to as priests, all Christians. We must, therefore, go in first.
As the possibility of war approaches with Hussein and Iraq , we are asking the priests to step in first, ahead of our military. Let us be setting up camp for our soldiers entrance into the conflict. How? By prayer.
Let us be sending in "prayer missiles"; cruise and scud prayers to target enemy plans. Patriot prayers to shoot down incoming threats. We are praying for two things: (1) the enemy leaders become confused, disoriented, and distrustful of each other; that their entire system of attack fall apart, and (2) that in God's wildest ways, these enemies would become aware of His deep love for them and the war Jesus has already fought for them, personally, on the cross.
God had Gideon reduce his army from 32,000 to 300 men. He then equipped them with nothing but trumpets, pitchers, and torches...what an odd combination to fight off well-armed soldiers. When Gideon gave the command, the Bible says the enemy fled crying and turned on each other...all because God messed with enemy plans.
Please pray for God to set the stage for defeat of all those who intend to do harm. When our men and women of uniform arrive on the scene, may they be surprised at how God had camp set up before they ever got there.