This is the woman the US corporate media are hailing as a “star is born” – the new US vice-presidential candidate from the Republican party.

This from an AP report:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a “task that is from God.”…

Palin asked the students to pray for the troops in Iraq, and noted that her eldest son, Track, was expected to be deployed there.

“Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God,” she said. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan.”

What utter rubbish. She should look up her bible.

When the Romans came to arrest Jesus, Peter drew out his sword to save Jesus, but Jesus admonished him.

This is from Matthew Chapter 26:

Then they came forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
51 And suddenly, one of the followers of Jesus grasped his sword and drew it; he struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his ear.
52 Jesus then said, ‘Put your sword back, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.’

Clearly Jesus was against the use of violence even when his own life was in extreme danger. It’s amazing how some people can use Christianity to justify their war-mongering. Next thing she will be saying is that it’s God’s will for the United States to occupy Iraq and control its oil wealth while creating a situation that has led to the loss of over a million Iraqi lives.

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  1. There is no better way to lay blame on GOD for republican mass murder in Iraq, actually she is such a brilliant governor that is considered by neo-con in republican party as a rising star to be the party candidate of next presidential election.

  2. Her “rubbish” was targeted for Americans and the soldiers who are too foolish to know the different between IRAQ, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, many do believe her especially those die hard republicans rednecks.

  3. Of course it is “rubbish” !!!! No body with some intelligent will believe in her statement with the exception of morons and faithless people.

  4. The wicked and evil will wage “WAR” around the world in the name of GOD regardless of religion, so the simple minded and atheist will believe it is GOD who love war and sanction it. IT happened repeatedly in middle east and south America when the crusader begin their invasion of nations .

  5. She is not GOD! but a republican politician. That ‘s fact. Don’t mislead by her statement blaming GOD or Christianity to justify her party war mongering stance, she is not even a christian and can be look upon as an example of America and Christianity but a power hungry politician in Alaska.

  6. the scritpures of the world’s religions are encyclopedic texts
    that say many things. When someone selects a passage, that quote tells us more about where the individual is coming from than about
    God. The reader always plays a role in interpreting a text. Therefore people of all faiths should read their texts with a
    critical eye and be prepared to challenge passages that legitimate
    actons that violate basic human rights. Those verses that violate
    basic standards ought not be considered holy. This is what I would call “taking God’s name in vain”.

  7. The fakir “messiah” is an impulse buy for the less astute. He can’t even speak plainly and straight when compared with John McCain or Sarah Palin. That he is indeed an empty suit becomes more and more obvious.

  8. The best thing about the speech was McCain’s thoughtful patriotism. In summing up the story of his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, he said this:

    I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else’s. I loved it not just for the many comforts of life here; I loved it for its decency, for its faith in the wisdom, justice and goodness of its people.

    I loved it because it was not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for. I was never the same again. I wasn’t my own man anymore, I was my country’s.

    I’m not running for president because I think I’m blessed with such personal greatness that history has anointed me to save our country in its hour of need. My country saved me. My country saved me, and I cannot forget it. And I will fight for her for as long as I draw breath, so help me God.
    A week ago Barack Obama, carrying on a Democratic tradition that goes back at least 20 years, petulantly demanded that no one question his patriotism. The Democratic nominee looks very small by comparison.

  9. And now two days later?

    BREAKING NEWS: Quinn: “I was wrong” about Palin

    That’s what Sally Quinn just said on FOX News. She was on O’Reilly.

    The MSM has taken a step back from the ledge, as most people thought they would after their frantic race for a scoop…no matter how low and disgusting the rumor they were “scooping” was. It all backfired and they are stepping back.

    Doesn’t mean they won’t continue to put the story about the dismissal of a political appointee by Sarah Palin front and center….anything to help their messiah keep the lead you see. Even if the story is baloney.

  10. Anil, let’s get back to the basics. Historically, had there been no Jihads, would there have been Crusades. And the Crusades happened some 8 hundred years after Jihadist took the Holy Land and became very extreme. Had there been no Jihadists like Osama and AQ, would there have been a 9/11 and a WOT?

    Why make references to the violent passages in the OT/Exodus when those examples are no longer applicable for a very long time?

    Gandhi may have been a humanitarian worker but his statements(about the Holocaust) negates what he had stood for. He’s useful as a peace icon but on closer examination, that may be just about what he’s worth, a popular icon with less depth than is commonly known.

    Nope, I am not a LLL(loony leftist liberal) sort – or another Warmie.

  11. Utter Rubbish? So the crusades, el cid (spain), Charlemagne etc etc etc were all rubbish. If it was rubbish then Spain must be returned to the Muslims, just as India which was under mogul rule.


    Three celebrity weeklies — OK!, People and Us Weekly — featured Sarah Palin on their cover, but one of those magazines is reportedly losing subscribers because of it.

    Us Weekly, which unlike People and OK!, chose a rather caustic cover line (“Babies, Lies and Scandal”) is said to have lost thousands of subscribers in just the first 24 hours following the printing of the issue.

    “I’m hearing it’s 5,000, maybe more,” says one well-placed source in the industry. Another source claimed that as many as 10,000 readers have already cancelled their subscriptions. A spokesperson for Wenner Media, which publishes Us, says “it is completely false that we are losing 10,000 subscribers.” As for the 5,000 estimate, the spokesperson only said “that is false, too,” but wouldn’t comment further.

    Five thousand might not seem like a large number at first glance, but it’s significant in the context of Us’s printing schedule. The magazine goes to press Monday night, which means subscribers don’t receive their issues until Friday or Saturday. In other words, the cancellations are coming from subscribers who, in many cases, haven’t even gotten their hands on the actual issue.

    “When Us went to print Monday night, it looked like the ticket was falling apart,” says one magazine editor. “They went to print thinking Palin was dead in the water, and their mistake was thinking everyone who reads Us is a Democrat, when they’re not. Readers are loyal, but the base of a political party is more loyal. They don’t need to read the magazine when there’s so much press around it to know to be upset.”

    Upset might be an understatement: One Us advertiser has admitted that they’ve received calls from angry former subscribers threatening to boycott their products. “(Us publisher) Jann Wenner supports Obama, Wenner media decided to follow the buzz around Palin before her speech, and now subscribers feel like a vote has been cast on their behalf,” says another magazine editor. “It’s going to be tough to bounce back from this one. Especially if the advertisers get involved. If they get nervous, that can hurt all of us.”

  12. arah Palin is right. At last someone says it correctly unlike lip flop Bush who talked nonsense on religion of peace. You show them girl!!
    Sarah`s detractors may just have to eat craw:

    Palin Power: Fresh Face Now More Popular Than Obama, McCain

    A week ago, most Americans had never heard of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Now, following a Vice Presidential acceptance speech viewed live by more than 40 million people, Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of American voters. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% hold an unfavorable view of the self-described hockey mom.

  13. To Observer and Peter,

    Please, read the Bible from cover to cover objectively without any Christian prism. The NT does not over rule the NT. The NT has more obtuse teachings couched in sophisticated language (especially Pauline letters), that’s all. But it is still the same. The “us versus them” mentality is so starkly presented by Paul as to be breathtaking in its audacity. The simplistic heaven bound versus hell bound worldview fills every nooks and crannies in the NT. Therefore, all talks about love and loving another is mere lip service. Underneath that civil gloss, the singular violence in thought which persists mercilessly throughout the NT is this – that the majority of human beings who are supposedly lovingly created by the Creator will one day burn and roast in hell, FOREVER. Even if I have been a sadistic murderer and rapist for, say, 80 years of my life – do I deserve to be punished for ETERNITY? For 100, 200 or maybe 1000 thousand years. But for eternity?

    If that is not violence, I do not know what is. With such philosophical view underpinning the Bible, is it any wonder that Abrahamic religionists have been killing each other over who has God on his side?

    So please, spare me the Bible and the other … nonsense Books.

    You guys take outrage with Palin’s nonsense simply because you guys are decent human beings by nature, as most of us are. There is no need to bring the Bible or any holy books into the picture.

    Basic human decency as exemplified by the golden rule “do not do unto others what you do not wish others to do unto you” should suffice to guide us to live as decent and kind human beings.

    An appeal to higher authority up there in the sky is foolishness. And foolishness is what you and people like Palin deserve.

  14. Task that is from God? Palin took a page out of the Gospel of Bush, a twisted, Stone Age, Flat Earth philosophy designed to reach out to a simple-minded voter base, who are totally clueless about the rest of the world. And yet the fate of the entire planet is beholden to this crowd.

    These people claim to read the Bible. They take this holier-than-thou stance, and moralize about being pro-life. Yet, they have no qualms about engaging in murderous wars, where many of the victims are children! Go figure!

  15. It will be most dangerous if Christianity is mixed with politics.

    We had enough of Islam mixed with politics.

  16. I am utterly disgusted by this statement. Please do not use the church to declare war with anyone. Christ forbid killing of innocent lives.
    The Republican party should be defeated!!
    I condemn such act of war using the Church name!!!

  17. It doesn’t matter who wins the US elections – all belong to the New World Order, just as Bush was with the Illuminati so all those elected are.
    Think Obama is any better – said to be a Muslim, yet hiding behind Christianity to win votes.
    President Bush is with Skull and Bones religious order as was his father and grd’dad (who had links with companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany)!

  18. America to this day remains the most fundamentalist of all Christian Western nations. Just look up some shows where they show the evangelical Christians – There Will be Blood, Borat – they are no different from PAS, but much worse in that they see it as their divine right aka manifest destiny to be the righteous policeman of the world.

    Notice how they are beating the war drums against Iran, Russia. And recently pledged US$1 billion aid to Georgia each year – how much of it is military aid, God only knows. Building missile defense and NATO bases to the edge of Russia’s borders and soon in the near future to China’s. It is all part of their containment strategy to have a stranglehold on energy resources and check the rise of China. For they can never accept any nation but USA as the world’s superpower.

    USA spends US$600 billion per year on the military budget (not counting the NSA/CIA budget, dirty money funded by CIA, black ops funding, war funding for Iraq/Afghanistan) which is twice the entire world’s military spending. This year also saw record arms sales of US$30 billion to Middle Eastern countries – Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, Iraq..not exactly the most stable of places you want to send hi-tech American war machines to.


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