Your perspective regarding the former U.S. president, religious fundamentalism, etc., is pretty accurate, dear Nick (again, peace to you!). But let's take a looksee at that hypo (which, by the way, was excellent! It actually gave me the giddies... in a GOOD way, because I can respond to it in a way I think will help YOU see... what I saw):
There will be an election in the United States next year and it is entirely possible that another fundamentalist Christian will find his (or maybe even her) way into the oval office.
Or perhaps an election or two after that (I actually think Mr. Obama will be given another shot, for reasons that most are unaware of). But, yes...
We can most reasonably assume that there will not be peace and security in the world and the US economic woes will not have abated appreciably, if at all.
I wouldn't make that assumption. Indeed, not at all. In fact, just the opposite will occur. I will explain further, below.
Let us suppose that the new president (assuming Obama is defeated, which given his current approval rating is more than entirely possible) at the helm of a country in crisis hears God talking to him, too.
Could happen, yes. I mean, it's a hypothetical, so anything's possible...
I mean, it happened just recently so why not again?
Ummm... different circumstances going on in the WORLD (and not just the U.S.)?
Except this time, God says "The time has come for Armageddon. You are my instrument. You must destroy the enemies of my chosen peoples and then you must rebuild the earth" or somesuch thing. Far fetched? I don't think so.
You did mean to say that he SAYS that "God says", right? Because (1) you didn't say that Christ had returned (and that would be required - I mean, since we're talking about a "christian fundamentalist" president); (2) the War at HarMageddon... isn't fought by man (well, if you don't mean Gog)... but God Himself ("fire comes down out of heaven"), and (3) the earth is rebuilt under the leadership of Christ (I mean, again, if we're talking "christian fundamentalism" here). At least, that's what the Bible says will occur. So, if he's saying what he's doing is "in the Bible"... yet, not going according "to the Bible"... then he's just SAYING God said. Right?
But he could very well SAY that... as a justification for unleashing "hell on earth," yes. And I am sure some... perhaps many... would believe him. If they do, it's because either they are truly gullible, or due to what's in THEIR hearts; and NOT because God said it... or they even believe "He" did.
The United States of America is the only country in the world that has the capability of utterly destroying it
I realize that that is the thinking, yes, but this is inaccurate. While the U.S... and others, including Israel... have the capability to cause GREAT damage... it is only to that which is on the surface of the earth, including people. Even so, it is not ALL of either: the surface OR the people.
and it is the only country in the world that has demonstrated its willingness to obliterate entire populations
Well, yes, that's true... but that's SO FAR. If you think others don't have that willingness... and capability... you're fooling yourself. The ONLY thing that has prevented others from using their... ummmm... shall we say, capabilities... is the instability and unpredicatability. They don't know (1) whether they'll annihilate their allies... or themselves... in a proliferation, OR (2) what will happen in the aftermath. That is the ONLY thing holding EVERYONE back: they cannot ACCURATELY predict what will happen... where... and to whom. Sure, they can hit a target... but what of the result "cloud" or other "side effects"? On who, what, and where will THAT have affect? They can only theorize/hypothesize.
It would literally have to HAPPEN (and Hiroshima was a start, but no one saw the results of THAT coming)... for ANYONE to actually KNOW. Too many risks, right now, though... but that's what's being worked out: accuracy... and actual results. Where... to whom... for how long... and how those not effected (if anyone) can survive.
and that has the capability of surgically removing entire cultures from the planet.
You are fooling yourself, dear Nick. The U.S. isn't the only country with this capability. Not by a long shot. Heck, the Spanish was able to do that, when they landed in the New World. Happens all the time in Africa even today. And parts of Asia.
Your faith in your country is touching, but it may be misplaced.
It has nothing to do with my faith in my country, dear one, truly. It is based purely on my faith in what I was shown. By the time the U.S. and other countries "decide" to act... it will be too late. There WILL be "peace and security"... and it will result from Iran (and thus, HER lovers)... pretending... in the face of the world... to put down its weapons... and embrace it's "brother"... Israel. Which will result in prosperity for MANY countries. In turn, Israel and her paramours will put down THEIR weapons... and turn to embrace THEIR "brother." At that time, the world will cry out, "Finally! Peace... and security!" Because it will APPEAR... that Israel is no longer under threat by her enemies (Iran, Syria, et al.).
But that won't really be the case. What will occur directly after that, well... some Bible versions say, "Sudden destruction will be instantly upon them." Iran's "olive branch" was not to be believed... but it will be. Unfortunately.
And what will occur will be devastating, yes. To a large part of the world. But not to all. Not even to most. The world that is left, however, will be APPALLED at what was done "in the name of [God]"... and call for an end to religion. And justifiably so. Because "religion" is the TOOL that was used to bring about the havoc. Because of the POSSIBILITY that "religion"... which has wreak havoc for millenia... can rear its ugly head AGAIN... the world consensus is that it must go. ALL of it.
But not all who have faith... are religious. Or ascribe to the conduct or tactics used by religion against their perceived "enemies." That won't be good enough for the world, though... understandably.
So, as I said, I am going to do all that I can to enjoy MY freedom of faith NOW... and as long as I can... while I still can. So long as I have the means to proclaim it, I will. Because it really is a gift, right now... and a right. Religion cannot tell me what faith to have or not have... or how to exercise whatever faith I do. Right now, neither can those who oppose religion... or faith.
Again, peace to you, dear one!
YOUR servant and a slave of Christ,