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Is George W. Bush, the Upcoming Messiah?

 By Amil Imani

"ye shall 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."  -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 time.

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.

Amil Imani
Dallas, Texas


I 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. ;-)

Ali Sina  


Amil with his usual sense of humor sent me the following 

"According to [Palestinian Prime Minister] Abbas, immediately
thereafter Bush said: "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck
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.






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