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GQ Magazine last week reported that former US president George W. Bush cited ancient prophecy while recruiting military support from other countries for the invasion of Iraq.

George W. Bush (Sky News Ireland)

‘Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East,’ Bush has been quoted as saying to then French president Jacques Chirac. ‘This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins.’

Gog and Magog (Royal Arcade, Melbourne)

Perhaps due to a language barrier between the two presidents, Bush’s comments were initially misunderstood by Chirac, who sent Bush’s comments for professional translation and interpretation by professor Thomas Römer, a specialist in the Old Testament. Professor Römer revealed the incident, for which he prepared a report on Gog and Magog, in Allez Savoir!, the University of Lausanne’s magazine. The discussion was later confirmed by Chirac in Jean-Clause Maurice’s biographical text Si vous le répétez, je démentirai... : Chirac, Sarkozy, Villepin.

President Chirac was unpopular in Australia during the 1990s.

President Bush’s claims seem unfounded, however, since at the time of the telephone call to Mr. Chirac, and for the duration of the war in Iraq, Gog and Magog have remained at watch over the Royal Arcade in Melbourne.

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A second earthquake has shaken Melbourne and parts of Victoria. The earthquake, measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale, struck at 4.30pm yesterday, and came twelve days after an earthquake of similar size was felt in the same area.

Ten News said that ‘terrified office workers reported computer screens vibrating on desks, and ornaments falling from shelves.’

Closer to the epicentre, which Clive Collins from Geoscience Australia says was in a similar location to the last earthquake, the publicans of Korumburra described what they felt. John Beardsworth of the Austral Hotel said that the earthquake felt like a truck driving past the hotel. ‘It puts the shivers up me a bit,’ Mr Beardsworth said.

Chris Corr of the Korumburra Middle Hotel said that ‘it felt like there was a strange beast crawling across the roof.’ On the contrary, a Melbourne resident who wished only to be known as ‘Simon’ said that he had not felt the latest earthquake. ‘But, by God, I heard all about it,’ Simon recalled.

At the Herald Sun website, public reaction to the earthquake prompted arguments. ‘You Melbourne people are always real quick to crittersize Moe and the Valley,’ said Joey of Moe. ‘But I don't hear any sympathy when we are much closer to the eppycentre of these earthquakes than you.’

Captain Boomerang(DC Comics)

Celebrity Korumburra resident and super villain Captain Boomerang is yet to comment.




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