Congresswoman Michele Bachmann believes we’re in “God’s end times,” and her proof is in President Obama’s recent actions involving Syria.
The Minnesota Republican made the comments during a radio interview with Jan Markell on Saturday on the Christian radio program “Understanding the Times,” According to Mediaite.
Bachmann explained that President Obama “waived a ban on arming terrorists in order to allow weapons to go to the Syrian opposition.” The comment was a reference to the administration’s decision to send anti-chemical weapons gear to Syrian opposition forces who were vetted beforehand.
Despite them being vetted, the congresswoman stated, “As of today, the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists.” According to Michele, that’s a sign of the end times. MSNBC notes that she added:
“Now, what this says to me… that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the end times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s End Times history.”
However, Michele Bachmann wasn’t upset by the coming of the end times. Instead, she explained that “we need to rejoice.” Markell agreed, commenting, “We’re privileged to live [in these times].”
While Bachmann’s comments may seem out there, she isn’t the only one tho looks at Syria as a sign of the end times. A poll taken by LifeWay Research last month found that about one-third of Americans believe the statement, “I believe the battles in Syria are all part of the prophecies of the Book of Revelation.”
About a quarter of respondents also believe that US military intervention in Syria could end with the Battle of Armageddon. Bachmann is no stranger to Markell’s show, and has used her interviews in the past to criticize President Obama. Last year, the congresswoman accused the president of aiding “Islamic jihad” and embracing “the worldview aspirations of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
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