Robertson Makes More Dire Predictions

Via Steven Vegh at The Virginian-Pilot, we see that Pat Robertson is still making dire predictions:

Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson is urging prayer before Election Day to stave off an imminent Middle Eastern war he said could bring nuclear attacks on the United States.

In a letter on his Web site, Robertson said his opinion was that Israel would bomb Iranian nuclear sites between Nov. 4 and the inauguration of the United States’ new president.

Robertson tied his warning to biblical prophesy. His letter, which starts out describing his concerns about Russian aggression in Georgia, predicted that Russia would also enter the war, though the United States wouldn’t.

“However, we may not be spared nuclear strikes against coastal cities” in America, he wrote.

A version of the letter was sent in September to members of Regent University, where Robertson is founder and president. He is also founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and host of its daily show, “The 700 Club.” The network and university are based in Virginia Beach.

“We have between 75 and 120 days before the Middle East starts spinning out of control,” Robertson wrote. “If there was ever a time for fervent prayer, it is now.”

In the letter, Robertson said that “what is clear is this: The Israeli strike against Iran will be the trigger. From then on, dramatic events will follow in quick succession.”

“It all will conclude when God has rained fire on the islands of the sea and on the invading force coming against Israel.”

You can see the full letter here.

Of course, back at the beginning of 2007, Robertson reported that God had told him to expect an attack on America that would claim millions of lives, so it is not as if he was a particularly good track record.