As far as I get it, it means that higher powers (called "Gods" here, but might as well be "fortune" or alike) follow a certain strategy to "destroy" someone. They don't oppress that person, but give them power and might so he/she can ease into it. When that's been done to a certain extent, read: when he/she has started to use those powers in an incorrect way, the higher powers take away all the powers and joyfully watch the person's demise.
As for Galaxy 5's examples, here's my € 0,02:
Saddam - partly agreed, he's not yet dead (or is he?), so he's not yet "destroyed"
Stalin - If he had been murdered, condemned and cursed by his own people, I could agree with that example. But millions of Russians were desperate when he died, and "destruction" took place mainly in western public.
Hitler - direct hit
Blair - agreed, he's definitely not a good example; he's got no powers but authorities
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.