There is a huge problem with swarms of locusts in Egypt and Israel this year and the wingnuts are all over it, especially since it’s happening near the date of Passover and before Obama visits Israel. OMG! That proves…well, something. Whatever they want it to prove. Oh, and that fly thing too. This is Rick Wiles freaking out over it:
Is it by coincidence that a swarm of locust from Egypt have [sic] moved across the border into Israel today just weeks before Mr. Obama’s arrival in the Holy Land? Tens of millions of locust have attacked Egypt in recent days. A plague of locust was one of the ten plagues that God used to punish Egypt for refusing to allow the Hebrew people to depart, the story is recounted in Jewish homes and synagogues each year at Passover. Passover begins at March 25th; Mr. Obama is scheduled to arrive in Jerusalem on March 20th. In recent months, Mr. Obama has been photographed with flies buzzing around his head or attached to his lip or forehead. Each time I see the flies buzzing around him I think of Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies. According to an ancient non-biblical manuscript supposedly written by King Solomon, Beelzebub claims to cause destruction through tyrants, to cause demons to be worshiped among men, to excite priests to lust, to cause jealousies in cities and murders and to bring forth war on the world. So think about it the next time you see a fly land on Barack Obama’s lip or forehead. I wouldn’t be surprised if Israel is covered with locusts when he arrives in Jerusalem in three weeks. How many biblical signs do we need to see to know that this man is evil?
The answer, of course, is none. They think he’s evil, full stop. And they’re deluded enough to turn anything into a sign from God to back up their idiocy. It never occurs to them this is, in fact, a normal migration pattern as the locusts travel from the Sudan to Saudi Arabia. It’s a bit worse this year because of breeding conditions, but the reason there are periodic plagues of locusts in that area is not because God is punishing someone, it’s because that’s where the fucking locusts live.