In what has become an annual tradition of prognostications, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said Tuesday God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would result in “mass killing” late in 2007.

“I’m not necessarily saying it’s going to be nuclear,” he said during his news-and-talk television show “The 700 Club” on the Christian Broadcasting Network. “The Lord didn’t say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that.”

Robertson said God told him during a recent prayer retreat that major cities and possibly millions of people will be affected by the attack, which should take place sometime after September.

Robertson said God also told him that the U.S. only feigns friendship with Israel and that U.S. policies are pushing Israel toward “national suicide.”

Robertson suggested in January 2006 that God punished then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon with a stroke for ceding Israeli-controlled land to the Palestinians.

The broadcaster predicted in January 2004 that President Bush would easily win re-election. Bush won 51 percent of the vote that fall, beating Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.

In 2005, Robertson predicted that Bush would have victory after victory in his second term. He said Social Security reform proposals would be approved and Bush would nominate conservative judges to federal courts.

Lawmakers confirmed Bush’s 2005 nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. But the president’s Social Security initiative was stalled.

“I have a relatively good track record,” he said. “Sometimes I miss.”

In May, Robertson said God told him that storms and possibly a tsunami were to crash into America’s coastline in 2006. Even though the U.S. was not hit with a tsunami, Robertson on Tuesday cited last spring’s heavy rains and flooding in New England as partly fulfilling the prediction.

Copyright © 2007 The Associated Press


  1. “God told him”. Right. Like Pat Robertson even knows who God is. The little voice inside your head is NOT God speaking to you Pat. What a moron. What’s even worse is that people actually listen to this fool.

  2. Was Robertson told this by the same God who threatened Oral Roberts with death if he didn’t get $40 million in fast donations a few years back?

  3. I don’t get why anyone, let alone the effing media types, gives this Robertson nitwit a single speck of coverage.

    He gives God a bad name.

  4. I had to laugh the way Pat will use another event, when his predictions don’t come about the way he said. What puzzels me, why doesn’t God tell bush these things? Telling Pat first then having to repeat it to bush, something always gets lost in the retelling.

  5. I asked GOD this morning about Robertson, HE told me HE’S tired of Pat using him as a pay check and suggest Pat get a real job.

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