Is George W. Bush, the Upcoming
By Amil Imani
receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be
witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria,
and unto the uttermost part of the earth."Â -Acts 1:8
During the events of 9/11/2001, Americans
stood still and watched the most horrific events, unfolding right in front
of their eyes. They were very traumatized by the events. A lot of people
came and told the reporters of how they saw the flesh on dead people and
they were so scared. Americans watched and prayed and hoped, searching for
an answer, a comfort, strength, to pass these tumultuous moments. Sept.
11, 2001 proved, unlike anything else in recent American history that
everyday people do caring, extraordinary things. Sept. 11 was the day that
ordinary people became heroes. Heroes appear when circumstance call upon
them. Heroes are those extraordinary people who make sacrifices and become
agents of historical and social change.
On that day, not only the Americans' view of the world changed rapidly,
something else happened in that process. Something more important to this
country, and perhaps to other countries of our planet. The tragic events
of the 9/11 also gave birth to a new hero, a new president, and a new
Commander In Chief.
Martin Luther King's speech "I Have a Dream," on the 28 of
August 1963, has become the most famous public address of 20th century
America. As a result of his belief and resilience, it shaped American
history for good. He was a man of his time. In other words, the world was
expecting his arrival and once his mission was accomplished, he joined the
history books as one of the greatest American freedom fighters of his
In order to elucidate what inspired me to write this article, we must go
back and briefly take a look at the events of the presidential election of
the year 2000. We must go back and observe how destiny shaped up our
current events. When we look back to the presidential election results of
2000, we see the Florida fiasco, the irony, the very tight race, and how
the changes of events have brought us where we are today. One can only
conclude that the world was expecting a new hero to come forward, someone
who would come to change the course of history forever, someone who was
unafraid to face the challenges of his time, someone who would make
America strong again and in that process liberate millions of people who
had been terrorized for centuries by a few backward Islamic
fundamentalists and dictators.
President Bush was meant to be there. President Bush was meant to be
elected. President Bush had a mission beyond his knowledge of just being a
simple President of a country. President Bush was the chosen one, at least
in the eyes of those for whom he made huge difference. In the eyes of
those men and women and children who had never tasted what it feels to be
free and liberated. That's how great men rise to the occasion and become
what they are destined to be.
In this earthly life, we all seem to have a different role to play. The
roles we play are in part a function of predisposition and in a more major
part the product of each person's conscious choices. President George W.
Bush won the election by a very small margin, although many people have
argued the presidential election was stolen from Vice President Al Gore.
No matter the outcome, no matter how disturbing it seemed to some people
and given the circumstances of the election; it's not entirely surprising
that some people around the globe call Mr. Bush a liberator. Some compare
him to the Cyrus the Great of Persia, who had merely come to power to free
the oppressors from the hands of evil and brutal and despotic dictators.
John F. Kennedy said, "The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked
his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow
growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied,
in that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon"
President Bush now is aware of his destiny and his timetable and his
mission in life. He has already liberated the Afghani people from the
hands of the most fanatical and fundamentalist Islamic groups that this
world had ever seen, and gave identity to many Afghans, who otherwise were
nonexistent. It is not a surprising that some people in that part of the
world call him the new Messiah who was risen to free them from the brutal
slavery of the Taliban.
Knowing the preciousness of his time, he rose above and went against the
stream of millions of people around the world who were against his
intention to free and liberate Iraqi people from the hands of the most
criminal man of our century. He went against all odds and was accused of
being a warmonger whose sole intention was to access Iraqi's Oil and
nothing else mattered. So far he has become victorious, at least in the
eyes of millions of Iraqi people who had never tasted what it feels like
to be free and breath the God given oxygen without the fear of being
killed by Saddam's extremely brutal executioners. The Europeans naivete
almost cost the Iraqi people to stay within the boarders of Saddam's
circle of terror. The irony stands and history will judge that Mr. Bush
was right to do the right thing and the world was wrong to stand still and
watch the Iraqi people suffer under Saddam's regime.
An Old Persian proverb says, "If you don't crack the shell, you can't
eat the nut." In other words, if you don't stand up to the tyrants
with the mighty show of force, you can't take the nuts out of the shell.
For that matter Mr. Bush is now looking to another evil regime to liberate
her people from the yolk of fanaticism, the mother of all terrorists
groups in our planet today, the Islamic regime in Iran.
The Islamic Republic, instead of building a better life for Iranian
people, instead of making Iran's economy strong, instead of securing her
boarders, instead of eradicating poverty, instead of obliterating
addiction and prostitution, they opted to continue support for terrorist
groups such as Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah and now Al-Qaeda. They continue
to support terrorism around the world. They continue to arrest writers,
intellectuals and anybody who wants a glorifying Iran, not a backward
country. They chased Iranian brains out of the country and hired more
thugs to continue their own evil deeds.
We have witnessed September 11, 2001, and watched good hearted and kind,
ordinary Iranians hold a spontaneous candlelight vigil in Tehran in
solidarity with the victims. Yet some of Iran's leaders don't appear to
understand this and chased these people down and arrests were made. It is
hard for them to grasp and understand how drastically the world has
changed since September 11, 2001.
Whether or not Mr. Bush, who is dubbed in some parts of world as "The
Upcoming Messiah" for his strong belief that all men were created
equal and deserve the right to be free and choose their own leaders, will
pressure the cantankerous Islamic tyrants in Iran to bow to the will of
her people, is yet to be seen. But, what is certain, Iranian people will
shape their own destiny and Mr. Bush will remain a man who changed the map
of the Middle East by his mere passion for doing the right thing, because
it is a right thing to do.
"Different threats require different strategies. In Iran, we continue
to see a government that represses its people, pursues weapons of mass
destruction and supports terror. We also see Iranian citizens risking
intimidation and death as they speak out for liberty and human rights and
democracy. Iranians, like all people, have a right to choose their own
government and determine their own destiny and the United States supports
their aspirations to live in freedom." Said President Bush in his
last speech at the State of the Union. History awaits to see how President
Bush will finish the next phase of his destiny.
John F. Kennedy once said: “Those who make peaceful revolution
impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable.” One thing is for
certain, Iranian people will find the Islamic Republic absconders, and
will bring them back to justice, sooner than later.
love Amil. He is a pure soul. A real gem to be discovered. He is a poet and
a man with genuine love for humanity. That is why I publish his essay. I
however think he is a little bit exaggerating Mr. Bush’s divine rank.
Amil with his usual sense of humor sent me the
"According to [Palestinian Prime Minister] Abbas, immediately
thereafter Bush said: "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I
them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and
now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you
help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will
have to focus on them."
so I was right in my article that he is The Upcoming Messiah? :-) I am
usre you know that I was using it only as a euphemism.