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 Roman  Empire :  Part  II  ?


...The  first  phase  of  the  Roman  Beast  practically    desolated   all  of  Israel  by  136 A.D.   and   exterminated  25%  of  the  Jewish  population. The  Jews who survived   the  wrath  of  the  Roman   Beast  ran  for  their  lives   away  from  the   deadly  claws  of  this  unholy  4th  Beast .   It  would  be  some  18+  generations  later  that  their  descendants  in  1948  would  re-establish   the  independent    State  of  Israel...Unfortunately,  Bible  Prophecy  warns  us  that  the  Roman  Empire  will  resurface  in  the  future  in  "phase  2"  and  this  final  time   it  won't  be  any  nicer  to  Israel  nor  to  my  Jewish  friends...For  the  Biblical  Prophecies  warn  us  all  about  a  future  endtimes  Holocaust  in  Israeli  soil  that  will  take  place  after   the  rebuilding  of  a  future   rebuilt  Temple  in  Jerusalem*  ( after the  future  'Abomination of Desolation'  takes  place, Israel  will  be  invaded  by the military  forces  of  Mr.666,   that's  why  Jesus  said  to run  for your life to the mountains;  away  from  Jerusalem  when you witness that   endtimes  event  take  place***)



...The   second   phase of   the Fourth Roman Beast will  likewise do what   all the other  three Beasts did before it : Conquer what we now call the Middle East ; Israel included !!!...Except,  this  final  time  this  final  Beast  will  have  a  much  more : faster, precise and lethal  military  force  at  its  disposal  and  a  leader  from  the  very  pit  of  hell  at  its  helm,  who  will  command  armies of  demons  and   of  men  and  who  will  know  not  to  repeat  the  strategic  mistakes  of  Hitler  !!!...The  nations  of  the  world  and  its  inhabitants  don't  stand  a  chance  against  this  coming  'Satan  in  the  flesh'  during  the  final   42 months   of  the  Great  Tribulation***   - Mario  Romano, student  of  military  theory  and  strategy*


...Israel  ceased  to  be  a  nation   after  all  that  the  Roman  Empire  did  to  them   after  70  AD...Most  of  the  surviving  Jews  that  were  not  wiped  out  by  the  Roman  legions  ran  for  their  lives  to the four corners of the world  during  the  second  Diaspora...Yes,  other  gentile  empires  rose  and  fell  during    130 AD - 1948  but  none  of  them   conquered  a  Judea  full  of   Jews  during   those  1870   years;  for  there  was  no  political   Israel  until  1948  !!!...The  scary  part  is  that  just  as  the  Biblical  Prophecies  "guaranteed"  the  rebirth  of  Israel   in these last  days;  it  also  "guarantees"  the  rebirth  of  "phase  2"  of  the  "Roman  Empire"   following  it  close  behind  !!!  - Mario  Romano,  servant  of  the  Holy  GOD  of  Israel*


...Too  often   we  forget  that  Adolf  Hitler  and  his  NAZI  war  machine   ultimately  killed  more  Russians  than  Jews...It  is  estimated  that  Hitler's  troops  killed  more  than  8  million  Russian  soldiers  and  even  more  than  10  million  Russian  civilians...I  state  this  because  as  a  student  of   history  and  Bible  Prophecy  this  servant  of  GOD  foresees   Mr.666   accomplishing  what  Hitler  only  dreamed  of  :  defeating  Russia,  decimating  the  Muslim  nations  and   devouring  the  whole  Mediterranean  just  like  in  Ancient  Roman  times  !!!


...We  all know  that  the  last  Beast   in  Daniel's  vision  was  symbolic  of  Rome,  Islam  was  "NEVER"   part  of  the  Four  Beasts  that  would   conquer  Israel  and  "NO"  GOD  didn't  make  any  mistakes  and  forgot  to  include  a  "Fifth  Beast"  ...Islam  didn't  exist  until  600 AD  and  according  to  Bible  Prophecy  militant  Islam  will  suffer   tragedy  after  tragedy  in  the  future  when   it  loses  against  Israel  in  future  wars  and  when   the  future  Anti-Christ   crushes  Mecca  and  brings  true  terror  upon  the  Islamic  terrorists...Furthermore,   interprets  Revelation  9 : 13-15  as  a  possible  nuclear  strike  against  Islamic  nations...Regardless  of  how  this future  annihilation  of  over  1+ billion  lives  takes  place   we  interpret  it  as  a  major  "REGIONAL"  catastrophe   in  a  geographic  region  that  is  composed chiefly  of Islamic  Nations...A  ruthless  secular  Roman  Empire  part  II  is  destined  to  arise  again   in  these  last  days; the  Prophecies of  Daniel   affirm  it  and  the  Book  of  Revelation  guarantees  it  !!!...The  two  biggest  standing armies and players  in  Armageddon  will  be  comprised  of  : the  King's  of  the  East  and  of  the  West's :  Roman  Empire  Part  II  war  machine***  -Mario  Romano,  a  poor  Mexican-American  who  was  saved  by  the  Blood  of  Jesus  Christ  and  who  is  now   a  student  of  Bible  Prophecy***


...Some  have  questioned  why  there  are  only  Four  Beasts "World  Empires"  in  the  Prophecies  of  the  Bible   when   there  have  been   more  than  four  "World  Empires ?"...This  is  a  legitimate   question  that  can  be  very  easily  explained  and  answered  by  the  Biblical  Prophecies  themselves...First of all, this prophecy is directed  at  Israel  and  GOD  revealed  to  the  Prophet  Daniel  the  Four  Kingdoms  that  throughout  history  would  oppress  and  conquer  Israel until   the  end  of  the  age...As  Prophesied,   all  four  Beasts   "Empires"  did  arise  and  conquer  the  Jewish  state  as  predicted;  only  that  the  Fourth  and  final  Beast  "The  Roman  Beast"  would   be  different  than  the  other  three  in  that  it  would  have  two  phases...The  truth  is  that  ever  since  the  Romans  almost  desolated  all  of  Israel  in  77 AD -132 AD,   Israel  was  virtually   emptied  of  its  Jewish  population  and  it  would  not  be  until  1948  that  the  Jews  would  once  again   return  in  masse  and   become  officially  a  nation  again  after   what  the  Roman  Empire (  phase  one  )   did  to  them  and  after  what  the  NAZI's  did  to  them   throughout  Europe in the 1940's...


...Because  the  political  State  of  Israel  did  "NOT"  exist  politically  for  over  1870  years,   the  gentile  Empires  that   followed  were  irrelevant  because  there  was  no  political  Jewish  Israel  to  conquer   during  that  large  timespan...The  Roman  legions  caused   the  Jews  to   scatter  and  run  for  their  lives  thus  creating  the  second   Diaspora  in  77 AD   by  the  Roman  4th  Beast ...It  was  Rome  who  ordered  the destruction of  Jerusalem  and  the  Second  Temple  and  interestingly  enough  the  final  Roman  Beast  is  Prophesied   to  have  a  major  role  in  the   reconstruction  of  the  final  endtimes  Jewish  Temple  that  "SHALL  BE  REBUILT"  in  Jerusalem  in  the  future...According  to  the  historian  Josephus  some   "One  Million"  Jews  were  killed  by  the  Romans  during  70 AD-132 AD  and  "MOST"  Jews  left  the  Promised  land   in  order  to  escape  the  Roman  Holocaust  of  that  era  !!!...By  132  AD  most  Jews  had  exited  Israel   their  "Promised  land"   in  order  to  escape  the  wrath  of  the  Roman  armies  who  had  defeated  the Jews in various  battles  including  in  Masada...That  is  why  there  are  communities  of  Jews   scattered  all over the world  including  in  :  Russia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Spain, France and several  other  countries...


...Israel   did  "NOT"  exist   as  a  nation  during  the  rise  and  fall  of  the  :  Mongol  Empire,  Spanish  Empire,  Aztec  Empire,  French  Colonial  Empire, Ottoman  Empire   and  several  others  !!!...In  effect  Israel  was  left  almost  desolate  of  Jews  and  Jewish  political  leaders  until  1948  when  they  were  virtually  wiped  out  of  Europe  at  the  hands   of  Adolf  Hitler...The  last  true  Empire  that  had  anything  to  do  with  the  modern  Jews  was   the  "British  Empire"  but  even  then  the  State  of  Israel   had  "NOT"  yet  officially  become  an  independent  state  !!!...And  when  Israel  was  revived  in  1948  there  was  "NO"  singular  global  empire  for  the  world   was  to  be  immersed  in  a  "Cold  War"  between  two  competing  gentile powers : the  USA  and  the  Soviet  Union  but  neither  of  these  two  "CONQUERED"  the  Middle  East  nor  Israel...The  2nd  phase  of  the  Roman  Beast  is  yet  to  be  fulfilled  and  so  is  the  Prophetic  final  week  of  Daniel  ( 7  last  years  )  this  means  that  like  it  or  not  America  must  decrease   so  that  Rome  phase  II   be  able  to  rise  to  global  prominence  in  the  not  so  distant   future...A  series  of  wars  will  first  be  played  out  according  to  Bible  Prophecy  these  wars  will  rearrange  the   present  global  balance  of  power  into  the  one  predicted  and  "GUARANTEED"  by  the  Biblical  Prophecies  !!!



...Ever  since  the  end  of  the  "Cold  War"  the  once  mighty  Soviet  Union  has  ceased  to  be,  only  to  be  replaced  by  a  much  smaller  Russia...The  USA  in  the  meantime   is  itself  in  deep  trouble  and   on  its  last  legs,  for  it  has  accumulated   a  national  debt  that  realistically  will  "NEVER"  be  repaid...It  doesn't  take  a  genius  to  realize  that  it  is  only  a  matter  of  time  before   the  American  Dollar  and  all  that  it  symbolizes   crumbles...


...Ladies  and  gentlemen,  GOD  contained  and  froze  the  Prophetic  time  clock   in  Daniel's  70  Weeks  and   even  in  Rome's   second  phase  as  an  Empire...The  2nd  phase   of  the  ROMAN  EMPIRE   will  be  the  last  gentile  Empire  on  earth,  for  it  will  "NOT"  be  :  China  nor  Russia  and  much  less  any  Islamic  Caliphate  the  final  earthly   gentile  Empire  !!!  ...Heaven  Rules    and   the  GOD  of  heaven  has  declared  that  the  "Fourth  Roman  Beast"  will  resurge  during  the  final  days   and  this  Fourth  Roman  Beast  will  "ACCOMPLISH"   all  that  the  previous  three  Beast  before  it  accomplished  during  their   height  and  that  was  the  military  conquest  of  what  we  now  call  the  Middle  East  and  Israel  "INCLUDED  !!!"...It  should  be  noted  that  "NOT"  one  of  these  4  Beasts  was  Islamic...Islam   did  not  begin  until  600+ AD   ( 7th  Century  )  and  militrant  Islamic  actors and nations  will  be  virtually  decimated    by  the  coming  wars  that  they  will  have  with  Israel  and  with  the  Anti-Christ  in  the  future  !!!...In  effect  militant  Islam   will  follow  an  almost  identical  path  to  that  of  Soviet  Communism  in  that   it   will  fall   as  quickly  and  violently  as  it  arose...It  is  with  a  very  heavy  heart  that  I  state  this :  "   foresees  the  coming  destruction  of  Mecca  by  the  Roman  Beast    as  well  as  a  major  nuclear  strike  upon  several  Islamic  countries  in  the  future."*  (  based  upon  the  Biblical  Prophecies*)   and  this  does  not  includes  what  will  happen  to  Damascus  Syria  in  the  future  !!!


...The  very    Prophecy  of  the  Four  Beasts  revealed  to  the  Prophet  Daniel   reveal  to  us  that  Islam  will  "NEVER"  be  a  "World  Empire"  the  fact  and  reality  of   it  all  is  that  Muslims  have  "NOT"  been  able  to   defeat  nor  conquer  Israel   since  its  re-establishment  in  1948,  "ALL"  the  other  Four  Beasts   "DID"  conquer  what  we  now  call  the  Middle  East  "INCLUDING"  Israel  !!!


...Ladies  and  gentlemen,  the  final  week  of  Daniel  ( 7 years )  is  yet  to  be  played  out  and  so  is  the  2nd  Phase  of  the  Roman  Empire...The  Roman  Beast  symbolizes  the  power  of  the  WEST  that  is  destined  and  Prophesied  by  the   Biblical  Prophecies  to  "DOMINATE"  much  of  the  endtimes  global  economy  and  politics...The  4th  Roman  Beast  will  "NOT"  have  a  Foreign  Policy  anywhere  as  soft  and  politically  correct  as  that  of  present  day  America  "NO"  the  4th  Beast  will  have  a  Foreign  Policy  more  like  the  4th  Reich  of  the  NAZI's  !!!...It  will  kill, destroy  and  annihilate   its  enemies  without  mercy  and  it  "SHALL"   conquer  the  Oil  Fields  of  the  Middle  East  and  all  those  who  stand  in  its  way,  unfortunately  even  Israel  will  fall  according  to.......    to  this  4th  Roman  Beast


...In    the  meantime  "Italy"  the  present  day   state   that  occupies  the   seat  of  the  ancient  Roman  Empire  is  a  part  of  the  European  Union...The  EU  itself   is  a  product  of  several  distinct :  political,  economic  and  military  treaties  and  alliances  within  its  members...The  European  Union  members  are   still  trying  to  figure  out  the  most  efficient  way  that  they  can  distribute  their  political  power  amongst  themselves...The  10  King's  could  very  well  be   the  European  Union's  answer  to  the  most   efficient  way  to  elect   their  future  Super  EU  President  or   it  could  be   what  will  be  left  of  the  European  Union  should  it  break  and  split  in  the  future...Regardless of what  transpires  the  Biblical  Prophecies  make  it  clear  that   the  final  4th  Beast  will  be  "ROMAN"  and  "NOT"  Muslim,  nor  Chinese  !!!


...What  does  it  all  mean ?...It  means  that  there  is  a  SOVEREIGN  GOD  in  HEAVEN  whose  will  shall  be  accomplished  on  EARTH  "REGARDLESS"  of  what  anyone   thinks  !!!...In  the  past  GOD  used  the   Four  Beasts  to  "PUNISH"  His  chosen  people  the :  "Jews"  for  having   rebelled  against  Him  and  His  Holy  Laws,  if  GOD  was  so   strict   and  harsh  on  His  own  you  better  believe  that  He  will  be   equally   as  demanding  with  the  enemies   of  Israel  !!!...


...It  is  one  of  the  goals  of   to  be  one  of  the  first  in  this  world  to  correctly  identify   the  10 Horned  Roman  Beast  and  sound  the  Trumpet  of  the  Watchman   to  all  the  children  of  GOD...Because  we  believe  in  the  Rapture  of  the  Church  before  the   Tribulation  period  this  "may  or  may  not"  be  possible...Mario  Romano  is  "NOT"  enthralled  nor  fascinated  about  who  will  be  the  "Little  Horn"  Mario  lives   a  very  equilibriated  Christian  life  of  :  prayer,  fasting,  witnessing  and  serving  others  first  and  trying  to  be  more  Christ-like  everyday...The  chief  reason  we  focus  on  this  endtimes  Beast  is  because   the  Holy  Bible   has  so  many  Prophecies  that   warn  all  of  us  and  Israel  about   this  endtimes   enemy  of  Christianity  and  Judaism...There  is  a  time  for  everything under the sun  "TODAY"  we  teach  the  Biblical  Prophecies  because  the  day  and  the  hour   is  coming  when   it  will  be  virtually  impossible  to  do  so  !!!...I  do  "NOT"  apologize  for  being   a  student  of  Bible  Prophecy   who  is  trying  to  warn   my  Jewish  friends  as  well  as  any  other   who  seeks  to  know  what  the  Biblical  Prophecies   state  about  the  future  of  this   planet***


...Because  the  United  States   and  especially  New  York  City  is  home  to  millions  of  Jews  it  is  this  servant  of  GOD   Prophetic  observation   that   something  "UNHOLY"  will   force   most  American  Jews  to  go  back  to  Israel...The  Biblical  Prophecies   do  "GUARANTEE"   that  GOD  will  protect   supernaturally  "ONE-THIRD"  of  the  Jewish  population  in  the  future  with the help of  two  great  wings  of  eagles ( modern  EL AL  Airplanes*)  in  the :  "Wilderness / Desert / Wasteland"     and  out  of  the  reach  of  Mr.666...When  it  states  in  the  "Wilderness"  I  most  certainly  do  not  interpret  it  to  mean   in  a  luxurious  New  York  City, nor  Beverly  Hills  environment  but  in  a  supernaturally  protected  place  like  in  : Petra, Jordan  or  way  across the Pacific  in Brazil or Australia  somewhere  far  away  from  the  Anti-Christ's    center  of  power...


...I  am  "NOT"  fascinated  by  who  will end up  filling  the  shoes  of  the  endtimes  "Little  Horn"  but  I  am  fascinated  by  the  GOD  who  created  every  single  atom  and  every  single  cell  in  my  body  and  by  the  GOD  who  holds  this  Universe  in  the  very  palm  of  His  hand...In   my spare  time  I  dedicate  myself   to  this  website  which  GOD  has  allowed  me  to  have...We  pray  for  the  will  of  GOD  to  be  done  in  our  lives...We  are  one  of  a  few  websites  in  all  of  the  planet  to  "EXCLUSIVELY"  focus  on  the  "Fourth  and  last  Roman  Beast"  which  shall  be  produced  out  of  the  belly  of  the  European  Union  in  the  future  !!!...I  am  "NOT"  a  Prophet,  I  only  see  myself  as  one  of  the  "Five  Virgins"  who  watch  and  pray  and  as  a  "Watchman"  on  the  Wall  with  this  "TRUMPET"  that  GOD  has  delivered  unto  his  servants  hands  to  warn  both  believers  and  unbelievers  alike  as  to  what  is  coming  upon  this  earth  in  the  very  near  future...


...Neither  nor  Mario  Romano  "PRESENTLY"  know  nor  claim  to  know  who  the  10  King's  of  Revelation  will end  up  being  "EXACTLY" ...What  we  do  know  is  that  the  Kingdom  of  the  Anti-Christ  will  be  "EPICENTERED"  in  the  region  of  modern  ROME...If  by  sheer  accident  we  somehow  manage  to  ID  who  the  "Little  Horn"  of  the  Beast  will  be  please  forgive  us;  it  was  a  sheer  fluke,   a  mere  accident***...I  disavow  any  knowledge  of  the  identity  of  the  "Little  Horn"  and  so  do  you ***...Maranatha  !!!...Reporting  about  the  endtimes  Beast  is  your servant  in  Christ  Jesus :  Mario  Romano,  a  poor  sinner  washed  in  the  Blood  of  the  Lamb*


...Please  forgive  me  if  you  sense   that   this  servant  of  GOD   feels  excited  about   the  deaths  of  hundreds  of  millions   in  the  very  near  future...The  truth  is  that   I  do  "NOT"  delight  in  the  death  and  destruction  of  any  human  being  who  was  created  in  the  image  of  GOD...The  truth  is  that  most  men  have  allowed  themselves  to  be  "DECEIVED"  by  the  god  of  this  world  (  Satan* )  and  have  freely  chosen  to  embrace  the  powers  of  darkness  rather  than  the  light  of  the  truth...The  Bible  itself  reveals  to  us  that  GOD  Himself   takes  no  delight  in  the  death  of  the  wicked...Disobedience  to  GOD  always  brings    judgement;  we  should  all  learn  from  the  very   history  of  our  Jewish  friends  whom  were  punished  time  after  time  because  they  rebelled  against   the  laws  of  GOD...If  GOD  did  not  spare  judgement  on  His  own  people;  you  better  believe  that  He  won't   spare  judgement   on  all  of  the  gentile   people's  who  seemingly  go  even  further   out  of  their  way  to   offend   our  Holy  Creator  :  GOD  !!!

...Neither,  nor  Mario  Romano  are  in  competition  with  any  other  servant  of  GOD  nor  any  other  Bible  Prophecy  website...The  goal  of  my  life  is   "NOT"  to  become  famous,  I  see  myself  only  as  a  servant  of  GOD  who  is  barely  doing  what  he  was   called  to  do  in  the  first  place;  "nothing  less and  nothing  more"...MY  goal  in  life  is  to  become  a  true  and  full  disciple  of  Jesus  Christ  and  to  one  day  do  exploits  in  His  Name  and  for  His  Honor  and  Glory  !!!...I  want  to  leave  this  world  victorious  in  every  way    having  won  many  souls  for  the  Kingdom  of  GOD...I  am  fully  aware  that  I  "CANNOT"  and  "WILL  NOT"  leave  this  world  without  having  accomplished  my  full  and  true  purpose...As  this  servant  of  GOD  reflects  in  his  spiritual  mirror  I  know  that  I  have  "YET"   to  be  and  fully  complete  the  purpose  for  which  GOD  created  me  for...  We  hope  and  pray  that   we  have  been   faithful  teachers  of  the  WORD  of  GOD  and   have  been  a  blessing  to  many...Every  word  I  state  here  I  do  it  with  the  fear  of  GOD  in  mind...We  pray  that  you  will  join  us  on  the  Greatest  Adventure  of  them  all !!!  : To  live  a   full  and victorious  Christian  life  and  to   be  prepared  for  the  Second  Coming  of  our  LORD  and  SAVIOR  :  Jesus  Christ  ***


...He  has  emerged   as the most  colorful  political figure
in  the  EU in this his first year  in power.  He  is  charismatic,
a populist, &  holds the key  for Turkey's  entrance  into the
EU.  He speaks his  mind concerning Iran & the future of the
EU  despite the  status quo, and although  TIME magazine
crowned Vladimir Putin as the "Man  of  the  Year for 2007"
there is no question that  SARKOZY  is the man to watch out
for  "Prophetically" speaking.  Could you  picture S_lana
on a White Horse ?  ( picture above )  by  the  way  do  you
remember  Revelation  6  and  the  Horseman  on the White
Horse ? 
- Personal Commentary  by : Mario  Romano   


For  France,  2007 will  be
the  Year  of   Sarkozy

Paris, France: He has been compared to Margaret Thatcher (because of his reform fervour), Speedy Gonzalez (because he is never still), Zorro (because he is always dashing off to rescue those in distress) and Napoleon (because he is short, extremely ambitious and an outsider in the stuffy world of French politics).

Nicolas Sarkozy was elected president of France in 2007, and things will probably never be the same in the country that gave the world revolution,
New Wave Cinema, the phrase “Let them eat cake” and champagne.

Sarkozy came into office vowing to create a “rupture” with the past that would drag France into the 21st century, streamline its bloated civil service, make solvent its generous but heavily indebted welfare system and enable those with a work ethic like his own to succeed.

The depth of the reforms he will be able to carry out remains unclear, but one thing is certain: after a little more than six months in office, he has transformed, probably forever, the role and image of the president and dominated the media landscape the way no other French politician has ever done.

His media presence is so pervasive that a group calling itself the Rally for Democracy on Television is holding a “Day Without Sarkozy” in the media.

Basing the concept on the worldwide days without smoking, “and in the same spirit of public health,” the organisation urged: “Not one image, not one sound, not one line about the acts and gestures of Nicolas Sarkozy should be produced on this day .... Nothing but an uncommon and democratic silence!”

Because he has so monopolised the media, even before he became president, the French have probably come to know more about the personality and private life of the 52-year-old Sarkozy than they have ever learned about
any of their previous presidents.

For example, they learned about the intensity of his ambition well before he took the highest office in the land, when in a 2004 television interview he said that he thought about becoming president every morning when he looked into the mirror while shaving. They learned that his 20-year marriage with the glamourous Cecilia was in serious trouble when she left him in 2005 for an advertising executive.

Sarkozy then appeared on national television and, in a remarkable performance that had him on the verge of tears, confessed that he was indeed going through a difficult period, but that it would be resolved.

Cecilia did return and helped him win the election - but without actually voting for him. And, the French learned later, she had demanded a divorce well before the first ballot in the election was cast. The ensuing divorce dominated the headlines for more than a week.

Cecilia, we learned, would have custody of the children; Sarkozy would be alone.

If Sarkozy’s life sometimes resembled a soap opera, it also seemed like a swashbuckling adventure story. He eagerly assumed the role of rescuing Europe from its institutional crisis  by  proposing a  mini-constitution that pleased everyone and solved very little. He sent Cecilia to Libya to rescue the Bulgarian nurses imprisoned for allegedly infecting hundreds of children with Aids. He flew personally to Chad to bring back three French journalists and
four Spanish stewardesses jailed in a child-kidnapping case - after he had personally negotiated their release.

And, with characteristic self-promotion and recklessness, he promised to return to Chad to bring back the remaining French citizens jailed in the affair, ignoring the fact that they were charged with a crime and that the decision to free them belonged to Chadian judges.

The French learned that Sarkozy adores the United States, and they saw him smiling and eating hot dogs with US President George W Bush, the foreign leader the French dislike the most.

The French (and Americans) learned - if they hadn’t known already - that Sarkozy possesses a fiery temper when he stormed out of an interview for the CBS show 60 Minutes because reporter Lesley Stahl dared to ask him about his wife.

They learned, as well, that Sarkozy has a biting sense of humour. Talking with striking fishermen in Brittany in early November, he pointed at the blue sky
and  said,  “Look, I’ve even brought you beautiful weather.”

One of the fishermen replied, “It only rains on idiots.” Sarkozy then smiled, leaned forward and told the man, “Then it must rain a lot around here.”

And if they read the best-seller L’Aube le Soir ou la Nuit (Dawn Evening or Night), by the internationally renowned author Yasmina Reza, they also learned that Sarkozy was human.

Allowed to follow Sarkozy during the presidential campaign, Reza found herself sitting several rows behind him on a train taking him to a campaign stop. He was sitting alone. “In the spaces between the seats, diagonally, I see him from behind,” Reza writes. “I see him turn his cell phone on and off, never looking beyond the home page, writing nothing, reading nothing, calling no-one. The face of (his young son) Louis appears and disappears dozens of times on the screen.”

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