Israel as John Hagee’s Armageddon Machine: Richard Bartholomew on ‘Jerusalem Countdown’
Cronk is the film’s director; no script-writer is given, and it is difficult to judge to what extent the film will reflect Hagee’s “New World Order” conspiracy theories and his enthusiasm for war against Iran. I blogged on the book back in February 2006, following a report in Christian Retailer:
Texas pastor and author John Hagee has sounded the alarm in his new book on the gathering war against Israel, which he says will have worldwide ramifications.
With an initial printing of 250,000 for its Jan. 17 release, Jerusalem Countdown provides detailed information that Hagee has received from top Israeli government officials concerning a nuclear showdown between Iran and Israel.
…The world is “standing on the brink of a nuclear Armageddon,” Hagee wrote. “We are on a countdown to crisis. The coming nuclear showdown with Iran is a certainty…That war will affect every nation on earth, including America, and will affect every person on planet earth.”
The following July, Benny Elon MK boasted that comments by John McCain and Newt Gingrich warning that the war in Lebanon would lead to World War III had “originated with American evangelist John Hagee”. Of course, McCain’s uncomfortable pandering to Hagee ended tears in 2008, after Bruce Wilson dug out an audio sermon in which Hagee had opined that Hitler had been a hunter sent by God to persuade the Jews to move to Israel.