So...Bush makes a typically hyperbolic speech about how a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to World War III:
I've told people that, if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon.Despite all the available evidence saying Iran has no weapons program - as Putin realises - and despite one of his own former senior military commanders saying that, even if Iran had a nuclear weapons program, the US could live with it.
Then, Arutz Sheva runs this:
(IsraelNN.com) Israeli evening newscasts featured George W. Bush's comments regarding a possible breakout of World War Three prominently Wednesday evening.A timely reminder that crazy, apocalyptic, religious folks - both Christian and Jewish, and quite possibly including Bush himself - are actually looking forward to this because it will be a ringing proof of their faith!
Both Channel 2 and Channel 10 showed the world map and sketched the basic alignment of the two opposing axes in the possible world war, in a way that is bound to evoke associations of the Gog and Magog prophecy for many viewers. On one side were Israel, the United States, Britain, France and Germany. On the other were Iran, Russia, China, Syria and North Korea.
The prophecy of Gog and Magog refers to a great world war centered on the Holy Land and Jerusalem and first appears in the book of Yechezkel (Ezekiel).