Wars and Rumors of Wars
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Wars and Rumors of Wars are abundant in the news these days and they predominate in this quarter's newsletter. Life is hard enough with the current CoVid 19 crisis and everything else that is going on. A major war would make the world situation much worse. And all of these signs are pointing to the soon return of Jesus - the only event that will be able to end the suffering on Planet Earth.
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"And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars ... nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes ..." (Matt 24:6-7)
Prophecy News - April - June 2020
Wars and Rumors of Wars
9 Signs Of The End Times That Are Unfolding Right In Front Of Our Eyes
Michael Snyder, May 20, 2020
Global events are beginning to spiral out of control, and this has created a resurgence in interest in what the Bible has to say about "the last days". Throughout the Scriptures, we are warned about apocalyptic events that will precede the second coming of Jesus Christ, and a lot of people are wondering if that period of time is now upon us. All over the Internet, people are engaging in all sorts of speculation and lots of really bizarre theories are being thrown around, and this is causing a great deal of confusion. But all of this confusion is not necessary, because the Bible is actually very clear about what is coming.#1 Wars And Rumors Of Wars
War is coming to the Middle East, and it might be coming a lot sooner than most people think. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very eager to annex portions of Judea and Samaria before the U.S. election in November, and the coalition agreement that he reached with Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz allows him to do that as early as July.
I believe that it will happen at some point in the coming months, and the Palestinians are openly warning that such a move will mean war. In fact, Mahmoud Abbas is so upset about this pending annexation that he just publicly backed out of all previous agreements with the United States and Israel ...
And Jordan's King Abdullah just told a German newspaper that annexation "would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan" ...Click here to read it all
Coronavirus: World risks 'biblical' famines due to pandemic - UN
BBC, April 21, 2020
The world is at risk of widespread famines "of biblical proportions" caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN has warned.
David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme (WFP), said urgent action was needed to avoid a catastrophe.
A report estimates that the number suffering from hunger could go from 135 million to more than 250 million.
Those most at risk are in 10 countries affected by conflict, economic crisis and climate change, the WFP says.
The fourth annual Global Report on Food Crises highlights Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Nigeria and Haiti.
In South Sudan, 61% of the population was affected by food crisis last year, the report says.
Even before the pandemic hit, parts of East Africa and South Asia were already facing severe food shortages caused by drought and the worst locust infestations for decades.Click here to read it all
Coronavirus pandemic 'will cause famine of biblical proportions'
Governments must act now to stop 265 million starving, warns World Food Programme boss
The world is facing widespread famine "of biblical proportions" because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chief of the UN's food relief agency has warned, with a short time to act before hundreds of millions starve.
More than 30 countries in the developing world could experience widespread famine, and in 10 of those countries there are already more than 1 million people on the brink of starvation, said David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme.
"We are not talking about people going to bed hungry," he told the Guardian in an interview. "We are talking about extreme conditions, emergency status - people literally marching to the brink of starvation. If we don't get food to people, people will die."
Covid-19 is likely to be sweeping through the developing world but its spread is hard to gauge. What appears to be certain is that the fragile healthcare systems of scores of developing countries will be unable to cope, and the economic disaster following in the wake of the pandemic will lead to huge strain on resources.
"This is truly more than just a pandemic - it is creating a hunger pandemic," said Beasley. "This is a humanitarian and food catastrophe."Click here to read it all
Will Trump go to war with Iran to save America's oil industry?
Scott Ritter, April 22, 2020
It's believed that a US-Iran war would disrupt the flow of Middle Eastern oil and, as such, should be avoided at all costs. With US oil futures trading in the negative, has the risk of such a war suddenly become attractive?
Last week, nearly a dozen Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels harassed a formation of US Navy and Coast Guard ships operating in international waters in the northern Persian Gulf. According to the US Navy, approximately 11 Iranian fast patrol boats conducted "dangerous and harassing approaches" of a flotilla of six vessels, repeatedly crossing the bows and sterns of the American ships at high speeds.
Such maneuvers are not uncommon in the Persian Gulf, where the US and Iranian navies have faced off against each other several times over the years, employing similar harassing tactics, but always stopping short of actual confrontation.
As such, President Donald Trump's tweet on Wednesday, instructing the US Navy "to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea," seemed like an unnecessary and dangerous escalation, especially given the history of the US-Iranian confrontation in the region and the potentially devastating consequences of such.
The only way out of this economic disaster is for the world to cut back on oil production. Talks between the major oil producers earlier this month produced planned cuts of around 10 million barrels per day, leaving some 17 million barrels in daily overproduction. While there are talks about instituting additional cuts, no nation wants to sacrifice market share in order to save US shale oil, which many nations blame for much of the overproduction taking place today.
There is one way, however, to instantly remove more than 20 million barrels a day from the global economy - a war with Iran that closes the Strait of Hormuz and shuts down oil production in the Persian Gulf region. Back in 2019, this very outcome is what mitigated against a military conflict between the US and Iran. Today, with the US oil industry in crisis and facing potentially irreversible losses, a Middle Eastern war suddenly makes perfect sense.Click here to read it all
Erdogan says Turkey 'won't allow' Israel to annex parts of West Bank
Turkish president issues threat over new government's plans to apply sovereignty, calls Jerusalem a 'red line' for world's Muslims
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened Israel over its new government's plan to annex portions of the West Bank.
"We are witnessing a new plan of occupation and annexation by Israel that threatens Palestinian sovereignty and is contrary to international law," Erdogan said in a video address late Sunday for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. "We won't allow the transfer of Palestinian land to anyone."
"Turkey is the only voice defending the Palestinians today," Erdogan said in a televised address. "The world order has let down the Palestinians, and has not successfully brought peace, justice, security and order to this part of the world."
Erdogan added that Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are "holy to three religions and are the red line for all Muslims in the world."Click here to read it all
US warships will be DESTROYED if they threaten ANY Iranian vessel - Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief
Apr. 23, 2020
Iran will not hesitate to retaliate against the US Navy if it attacks any Iranian vessel, Tehran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander has warned, responding to a similar threat by Trump.
"I have ordered our naval forces to destroy any American naval force in the Persian Gulf that threatens the security of Iran's military or non-military ships," Major-General Hossein Salami said on Thursday, as cited by Tasnim News Agency.
Salami was responding to US President Donald Trump, who said that he had issued an order on Wednesday to "destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea."
Last week, the US Navy accused Iranian warships of maneuvering in a "dangerous and provocative" manner near its own vessels in the Persian Gulf. Tehran rejected these claims, saying its patrol boats had to intercept and monitor the American ships because they were violating maritime protocols while navigating in the area.
The tensions between the US and Iran escalated dramatically in January after one of Iran's top military commanders, Major General Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a US airstrike in Iraq. Washington had been accusing Soleimani of plotting terrorist attacks against American military personnel and diplomats. Tehran responded to the airstrike by launching missiles at two military sites in Iraq, which housed US troops. The attack left no fatalities on the ground, with analysts saying back then that the strikes were probably a show of force and not intended to kill soldiers.
US and Iranian officials routinely exchange threats, warning each other of imminent retaliation in response to potential military aggression. In January, Trump said that the Pentagon had selected 52 targets on Iranian soil, which it would strike should Iran target "any American or American assets." In a similar vein, Tehran has frequently warned that it will respond to any threat posed by US troops or its Navy.Click here to read it all
Risk of military conflict between US and China higher than ever, experts say
Laura Zhou June 24, 2020
The risk of a military conflict between China and the US is higher than ever as communication channels between the countries' armed forces have fallen largely silent, Chinese experts say.
Wu Shicun, the president of the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, said that with Beijing and Washington locked in a rivalry on multiple fronts, the political distrust that had built up between them had led to hundreds of "track one" intergovernmental communication channels shutting down.
According to a report about US military presence in the Asia-Pacific region released by the institute on Tuesday, communication between the US and Chinese armies has been in sharp decline since 2018.
Relations deteriorated after the US withdrew its invitation for China to take part in a large-scale, multinational naval exercises, known as Rim of the Pacific, two years ago.
The US said it was in retaliation for the People's Liberation Army deploying missile systems and landing a bomber aircraft in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the report said.
"I think the risks of conflict are rising, especially after the near-collision between the USS Decatur guided-missile destroyer and China's destroyer the Lanzhou in September in the South China Sea," Wu said.Click here to read it all
Egypt and Ethiopia are on the verge of war over water: media
News Desk June 18, 2020
Under the above headline, Yevgeny Krotikov wrote, in Vzglyad, about the inevitability of war between Egypt and Ethiopia, if not today, then in the future.
According to the author, negotiation between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia resumed on Sunday over a set of issues related to building a huge hydroelectric station on the Nile.
"The Ethiopians are building on the Blue Nile, Africa's largest hydroelectric power plant, surpassing the Sayano Shushenskaya Hydropower Station," the author said, pointing out that Ethiopia would become the second largest generator of electricity in Africa.
The Blue Nile is the main artery that feeds the Grand Nile, and the construction of the dam will lead to severe decay in the valley waters, where up to 90% of the Egyptian population lives.
Last year, an open conflict (between Ethiopia and Egypt) was avoided at the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi.
The current exacerbation is due to the fact that the Ethiopians have started filling the dam reservoir and will do so in record time, with a duration of three years.
The next round of negotiations is likely to end with nothing. It is no longer possible to stop Ethiopia from its chosen path, with any international pressure. And Egypt, long ago, lacked the tools to exert such pressure on Addis Ababa. Things are moving towards war, and what can only be postponed for several years until the project works at full capacity, and its real consequences will appear on public life in Egypt. After that, Cairo will have no choice but to try to solve the problem in a simple and severe manner," he added.Click here to read it all
Rumors Of Wars: China, India, North Korea, South Korea, Israel And Turkey All Move Toward War
TMIN June 16, 2020
As if we didn't have enough already going on in 2020, now we are facing the possibility that several regional wars may erupt. China and India had both been pouring troops into a disputed border region, and now there has been an incident where they were actually killing each other. On the Korean peninsula, North Korea just blew up "a joint liaison office" that it had used for talks with the South Korean government. And in the Middle East, Turkey is warning of grave consequences if Israel goes ahead with a plan to annex portions of Judea and Samaria. If a major regional war erupts at even one of these flashpoints, it will be another devastating blow for a global economy that is already imploding, and there is a very strong probability that the U.S. and other major western powers could be drawn into the conflict.
Right now, most Americans are focused on our internal problems, and so they are paying very little attention to the growing crisis on the border between China and India.
Both nations had sent substantial contingents of troops to an area of the border that has long been disputed, and a meeting that was supposed to defuse tensions actually resulted in soldiers killing one another ...
Meanwhile, tensions on the Korean peninsula have risen to a level that we haven't seen in many, many years. On Tuesday, North Korea actually blew up a building that had been used for negotiations with South Korea ...
North Korea has blown up a joint liaison office used for talks between itself and South Korea, the latest sign that ties between the two longtime adversaries are rapidly deteriorating.
Over in the Middle East, the Times of Israel is reporting that the IDF is gearing up for a "state of war" as Israel prepares to annex portions of Judea and Samaria ...
Just over two weeks before a possible Israeli annexation of some as-yet unspecified portion of the West Bank, the Israel Defense Forces is preparing for a wide range of scenarios for potential regional fallout — up to and including a large-scale wave of terror attacks - while still not being told exactly what the government has in mind.Click here to read it all
We Borrowed From the Future & Now It's Over - Catherine Austin Fitts
Greg Hunter April 5, 2020
Investment advisor and former Assistant Secretary of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts says, "We've been printing massive amounts of dollars, and if you look at all the things we did to stop high speed debasement and unprecedented inflation, we've kind of run out of tricks. . . . Inflation is really sneaking up. My question: Is basically shutting down the small businesses and the small farm economy at high speed the way they have done, is that protecting us from going up a frightening inflation? Are we at Weimar Republic kind of inflation rates? I have been telling my subscribers to plant, plant and plant because the price of food is going to go through the roof. Another one of my questions: What's pressing for war? Is the debt spiral up and the inflation spiral up, is that more than they can handle?"
Fitts also says the covert war going on now is about the U.S. dollar and countries who want to stop using it for trade. If the dollar is used less, it will be worth less and maybe much less. Fitts says, "We have tried to keep all the oil sales in the world going through the dollar. Of course, that's put everybody back into our jurisdiction. The world doesn't want to do that anymore. They want to be free to trade. You are seeing more and more central banks around the world doing swap lines and direct relationships between central bank to central bank to try to do what is called de-dollarization. So, you have the world wanting to move outside our channel, and you have the Anglo American alliance trying to protect the dollar syndicate. That is part of the economic war that is going on."Click here to read it all Click the image above to see the interview with Catherine.
Growing Calls For One World Government In Response To Virus Outbreak
PNW Staff, March 28, 2020
Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on world leaders to form a "temporary" global government in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ex Labour prime minister, stressed the need for a task force comprised of world leaders, health experts as well as leaders of the international organisations that could have executive powers to execute the response.
Brown would like to see the G20 lead this charge in co-operation with the UN Security Council while giving more resources and power to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK and the US.
"This is not something that can be dealt with in one country," he said. "There has to be a coordinated global response."Click here to read it all
Ray's note: This article is included for its info about one-world government. I do not endorse the rapture theory.
Right Now There Is A "Mad Rush" To Get Out Of The Cities
Michael Snyder, June 21, 2020
So many wealthy people are rushing to move away from the big cities that it is creating a bit of a "real estate boom" in many suburban areas, small towns and rural communities. Fear of COVID-19, a collapsing economy and the tremendous urban violence that we have witnessed in recent weeks have combined to create a frenzy of activity. Last week, my wife and I heard from a friend in New York City that is all of a sudden desperate to move to another state, and I certainly can't blame him for wanting to relocate. If I was in his shoes, I would be wanting to move too. But at this point so many people are all thinking the same thing that the demand for housing in certain areas threatens to greatly exceed the supply. In fact, one real estate agent in the San Francisco area is describing it as "a mad rush to get out of the city" ...
By now, virtually everyone has seen stunning footage of the rioting and looting that took place in the heart of New York City, and it certainly wouldn't take much to spark more episodes of widespread violence.
At the same time, overall crime rates in NYC have been absolutely skyrocketing, and this is helping to fuel an exodus to "rural communities in New York and New Jersey" ...
Meanwhile, the U.S. economy continues to deteriorate very rapidly. Nearly 46 million Americans have now filed new claims for unemployment benefits since this pandemic first began, more than 100,000 businesses have permanently shut their doors, and U.S. consumers have skipped payments on more than 100 million loans. It is an economic meltdown of unprecedented size and scope, and many more months of extreme economic pain lie ahead of us.
On top of everything else, we are in an election year, and even a very small spark could set off more rioting, looting and violence.
At this point, tensions are so high in this country that a recent survey found that 34 percent of all Americans believe that there could be a "civil war" within the next five years ...Click here to read it all
"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28)
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