Monday, 1 February 2010


The signals given by EU leaders thus far have been uncertain, putting the pressure on Greece to be bold in its domestic reforms. In the next two weeks, the EU commission and EU finance ministers (Ecofin) will decide whether the country is doing enough to avoid Armageddon.
   - Today's Guardian

Greece is 399 miles from Armageddon. Mainland Greece is 705 miles from Armageddon. Armageddon, literally the hill of Meggido, is just a place in Israel.

Here's what Armageddon actually looks like.

It seems rather tranquil, perhaps even dull. Nobody's quite certain why St John the Divine/God/Satan picked this spot for the final battle between good and evil. But he did.

For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together in a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
  - Revelations 16 v14-16

So keep your clothes on.


  1. I can tell you that Tel Meggido is a lot more exciting than it looks.

    It's a very important junction on Israel's main road. Thousands of poerful vehicles pass through here on a daily basis.

    A few hundred yards from where that photo was taken there is a maximum security prison housing some of the most colorful and notorious prisoners in the middle east, which is saying something. It makes wormwood scrubs look like a pensioners association meeting, or a a gathering of the feminist association of pre-school teachers.

    Dull place? I don't think so.

    B. netanyahu

  2. I think I've commented enough for one evening, don't you? It's hard to be original when after every post I read, my reaction is the same.
    So very clever, witty and wonderfully well written.