As Bill Prendergast already noted, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is back and bringing the crazy real hard. Bill wrote about Bachmann giving the keynote speaker at the Bet El Institutions Dinner in New York City. During her address, she criticized the Obama Administration for not being Pro-Israel enough. She furthermore stated that any concessions that Israel makes would be “suicidal.”
But there is a very critical connotation to this claim. Bachmann believes in a curse that if Israel falls, the US will be destroyed, too. Her bizarro belief comes straight out of her radical evangelical interpretation of the Bible.
She believes that if the US doesn’t 100% support anything and everything Israel does, we might imperil Israel and if the Muslim hordes destroy Israel, we are doomed.
She’s. Not. Kidding.
Head below the fold for more on Bachmann’s bizarro belief in the “Israel Curse“:
When U.S. Representative and possible presidential candidate Michele Bachmann spoke to the Republican Jewish Coalition she exposed a profound flaw in the religious right which has virtually unlimited potential for mayhem. She let the world know that she and the religious right believe in such unreasonable nonsense as curses. She said, “I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States . . . [W]e have to show that we are inextricably entwined, that as a nation we have been blessed because of our relationship with Israel, and if we reject Israel, then there is a curse that comes into play. And my husband and I are both Christians, and we believe very strongly the verse from Genesis [Genesis 12:3], we believe very strongly that nations also receive blessings as they bless Israel. It is a strong and beautiful principle.”
Objectively looking at how putting Israel’s interests before America’s interests for the last 50 years or so shows us we were not “blessed” by any stretch of the imagination unless you consider the 9/11 attacks and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and all of the suffering and misery they brought us and still bring us blessings. Add to these the accompanying huge debt the United States currently has due in a very large part to the two unnecessary wars and it becomes obvious Genesis 12:3 is false and Michele Bachmann and the religious right are wrong to believe in such ancient claims which, in reality, are probably part of a psychological warfare operation conducted by the ancient Israelis and which still provided dividends for Israel today.
This nonsense of believing in curses and hexes not only infects the religious right in the U.S. but also in Israel. It is believed that a Kabbalistic prayer known as the Pulsa diNura was used to bring about the 1995 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.