Desmond Tutu: What If America Would Say “I’m Sorry” to Iraq? — And what if America doesn’t and sheds more innocent blood?

I posted this in 11/22/08 at ToBeFree. I think it’s time I put it on ONEcanhappen.

Why don’t evangelical pastors talk about repenting and getting right with those we’ve hurt? Where are the peacemakers?

My 1990 Key-to-Revival Prophecy: “There is might and there is power and there is glory, but it is being withheld until these relationships are made right, until we love our brother enough to…”

Instead, they’re pushing for another war — won’t support Ron Paul — when we haven’t even gotten right with those we hurt horrendously in the last two or three wars since unforgiveness and retaliation has raged, post 9/11.

This is disgusting — warmongering among ‘Christians’ — blood on their lips to defend Israel, when neither Israel or US will get on our knees and repent. So reverse-Christian! And so naive, thinking we’re safe no matter what. “If God is for US, who could be against US?”

God is for US repenting and getting right…

Remember when God would raise up nations to bring Israel into captivity to teach them a lesson in the Old Testament. One of these days it will be our turn — which I think will happen more by God lifting His hand of protection from our nation.

See this concept in my prophecy: Why 9/11? | Forgiveness is the Key to Repentance

“God resists the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.”

“Not by might, nor by power,
but by My Spirit, says the Lord.”

jeff

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From: Democracy Now!

AMY GOODMAN: President-elect Obama supports an end to the war in Iraq but a surge of soldiers in Afghanistan. What are your words of wisdom to him?

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU: Well, I say that obviously it’s to end the war—yeah?—to end the occupation, to—but I’ve also said it would wonderful if, on behalf of the American people, he were to apologize to the Iraqis and to the rest of the world for an invasion that was based on lies. You know, saying “I’m sorry,” that’s a very powerful phrase in human relationships. The current prime minister of Australia, one of the very first things he did was to apologize to the Aborigines. And it’s amazing what those words, some of the most difficult words in any language, how powerful they are in changing. That’s what I’ve said.

And one would hope, too, that, you know, they see that war hardly ever resolves problems. You just have an exacerbation. I mean, look at Iraq. I mean, and when you think—we don’t speak about the casualties that have been suffered by them. I mean, they are spoken of as “collateral damage.” I think it’s an obscenity, really. But the damage that has been done to infrastructure, the insecurity that has people living, not sure from one moment to the next whether they will be alive—and say, if the money, all the funds that were expended so disastrously, had been used for building up, I mean, you can imagine. You can imagine what it would have been like.

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