..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: HE SPOKE LIKE A GENERAL.
"The Daily Telegraph", London, October 17, 2003. Page 15.
GOD PUT BUSH IN CHARGE, SAYS THE GENERAL HUNTING BIN LADEN.
By David Rennie
THE general leading the hunt for Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein has publicly declared that the Christian God is “bigger” than Allah, who is a false “idol”, and believes the war on terror is a fight with Satan, it emerged yesterday.
Investigative reporters from the Los Angeles Times and NBC, television have dug up two years’ worth of seemingly incendiary comments from Lt Gen William “Gerry” Boykin, the newly promoted under-secretary of defence for intelligence.
Gen Boykin has repeatedly told Christian groups and prayer meetings that President George W. Bush was chosen by God to lead the global fight against Satan. He told one gathering: “Why is this man in the White House? The majority of Americans did not vote for him. Why is he there? He’s in the White House because God put him there for a time such as this.”
In January, Gen Boykin told a Baptist church in Florida about a prized victory over a Muslim warlord in Somalia, who had boasted that Allah would protect him from American capture.
“I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was real and his was an idol,” Gen Boykin said. Discussing the Middle East, he told an Oregon church in June that America could not ignore its Judaeo-Christian roots. “Our religion came from Judaism and therefore (Islamic) radicals will hate us forever.”
In the same month, Gen Boykin told an Oklahoma congregation that Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were not the enemy. “Our enemy is a spiritual enemy because we are a nation of believers . . . . His name is Satan.”
The disclosures will doubtless be seized on by Muslim critics as proof that the US-led was on terror is a crusade against Islam. That is a charge that President Bush has worked hard to refute, repeatedly calling Islam a “religion of peace”.
Few outside the Pentagon even noticed when Gen Boykin, a 13-year member of Delta Force, the top-secret commando unit modelled on the SAS, was promoted this summer to under-secretary of defence, with responsibility for speeding the flow of top-secret intelligence to commandos hunting bin Laden and other high-value targets.
Donald Rumsfeld, the normally confident defence secretary, yesterday appeared wrong footed by the controversy engulfing Gen Boykin.
At a routine Pentagon press conference, Mr Rumsfeld was asked his opinion of a recent appearance by Gen Boykin, when he stated that radical Islamists hate the United States “because we’re a Christian nation”. A distracted Mr. Rumsfeld noted that he had not seen the context of those remarks. He hailed the general’s “outstanding record” and said his comments were made “in his private capacity”.
However, Mr. Rumsfeld was also careful to cite Mr Bush’s injunctions against viewing Islam as the enemy.
Gen Boykin told NBC that he would be curtailing his speeches to religious groups. “I don’t want to come across as a Right-wing radical,” he said.
Please look out for the gernal's remarks reported in ANY newspaper in PARTITIONED India, still trembling at the very thought of Muslim "feedback".
In Bharat MOHAMMED is vastly superior to Shri Rama in Ayodhya as well as to Guru Nanak Dev in Nankana Sahib where "the non secular SAVAGE rules".
FOR MOST HINDUS THE ENEMY IS AN ILLUSION ("MAYA"), NOWHERE TO BE SEEN, IMPOSSIBLE TO CATCH UP WITH, AND EVEN TO CONFRONT. THE ONGOING SLAUGHTER OF HINDUS (NOT ONLY IN SOUTH KASHMIR) IS SEEN AS THE DEATH OF ANTS IN FLOOD.