Another Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact?

Another Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact?

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From the September 2009 Trumpet Print Edition

Close to midnight on Aug. 21, 1939, music stopped playing on Berlin radio for the following announcement: “The Reich government and the Soviet government have agreed to conclude a pact of nonaggression with each other.” The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed two days later. Hitler had allayed his primary fear; the eastern front was secure. Russia was his friend.

Eight days later, World War ii began.

Germany and Russia have a long history of conflict. There have been bouts of cooperation, such as the Treaty of Rapallo in 1922 and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. But these were marriages of convenience—forged out of mutual strategic necessity before major conflict—that always ended in divorce, often violent.

History is consistent on this point: Germany and Russia are not close friends. Any appearance that they are is a herald of war.

A Significant and Underrated Trend

During a visit to Russia in June, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier praised the relationship between Russia and Germany, calling Russia “an indispensable partner for Germany and the European Union” and touting “German-Russian cooperation as a model of interaction, so that both sides will benefit if our potential is united” (emphasis mine throughout).

Steinmeier’s remarks should be deeply disturbing to students of history. “One cannot fault the rest of the world if it takes Steinmeier’s comments with a bit of apprehension,” mused Stratfor. “The last time Germany and Russia ‘united their potential,’ the result was the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which carved up Eastern Europe between the Soviet Union and the Third Reich in 1939” (June 11). This premier intelligence organization sees Russian-German relations through the grim prism of history and recognizes cause for apprehension.

Truth is, this forming Russian-German axis is one of the most significant and underrated trends on the world scene!

Significantly, Germany’s relationship with Russia is thriving as its relationship with the U.S. is melting down. Tension between America and Germany is flaring on a range of issues—the war in Afghanistan, the global financial crisis, Guantanamo prisoners, Russia. These are not superficial, short-lived differences. Fundamentally, Stratfor wrote, they are “symptoms of a long-term trend—Germany’s rise to a preeminent position in Europe” (June 5).

Berlin’s ascendancy is undermining U.S. interests in Europe. Stratfor continued: “In almost 65 years of diplomacy following the defeat of the Third Reich, the key U.S. strategy in Europe has been to prevent the rise of a single powerful political entity that could block U.S. interests in the region. The Germany of 2009 is giving the United States the first glimmer of such an entity.

Germany’s decision to engage Russia, even though it means upsetting the U.S., is a sign that “a single powerful political entity” has emerged in Europe!

Russia recognizes this reality and is positioning itself accordingly. The Kremlin knows European history and sees that Germany has restored itself as the dominant power of Europe. The Russians are thus forging closer ties with the political, military and economic entity that will determine Europe’s future. Henry Kissinger once famously asked: “If I want to call Europe, who do I call?” Well, the Kremlin knows exactly who to call: That’s why it has established a direct line to Berlin!

The Kremlin also sees the fissures in the U.S.-German relationship and is wooing Berlin further away from Washington. Consider the Opel saga. Until recently, this European subsidiary of America’s General Motors, like gm itself, faced collapse—a collapse that would have hammered parts of the German economy. Despite cries for help from Berlin, Washington made no attempt to save Opel. Seeing an opportunity, the Kremlin swooped in with an eleventh-hour deal that saved Opel—and the jobs of thousands of Germans.

“The last-minute assist by the Kremlin might be the first glimpse of a new political alliance developing in Europe,” wrote Stratfor (op. cit.).

It was indeed a glimpse, but it wasn’t the first. The world got a hard look at the Russian-German alliance August last year when Russia steamrolled Georgia and Germany barely raised an eyebrow. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote at the time: “I believe Germany may well have been complicit in Russia’s plan to attack Georgia!” That bold statement was supported by later events. In January, when Russia shut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine, Germany sided with the Kremlin. Now Russia has reciprocated by coming to Germany’s rescue and bailing out Opel.

It’s also noteworthy that every time Russia or Germany meets with America, soon after comes a meeting between Berlin and Moscow. Steinmeier’s meeting with Putin and Medvedev in Russia in June occurred just after Obama met with Merkel in Dresden. In July, Medvedev got together with Merkel shortly after meeting with Obama. Stratfor wrote that “the Russian and German leaders are presenting a united front after every substantial meeting with Washington” (ibid.).

The trend is obvious: Russia and Germany are forging a relationship almost in defiance of the United States. Though prophecy does foretell of a temporary warming of U.S.-German relations, that will end in a vicious betrayal (explained in our free booklet Ezekiel: The End-Time Prophet).

Where Will This End?

History tells us where this will end. The formation of a peace pact between Russia and Germany is a sure sign that one or both are preparing for an imperialistic, violent mission.

Watch German-Russian relations carefully: It appears another Molotov-Ribbentrop pact is imminent. In fact, as Mr. Flurry wrote last year, such an agreement may already exist. “I believe that Germany’s leaders may have already agreed to a deal with Russia, a modern Hitler-Stalin pact where Germany and Russia divide countries and assets between themselves,” he wrote. “This agreement would allow each to turn its sights on other targets” (Trumpet, November-December 2008).

He wrote that before Germany sided with Russia in the Ukraine gas crisis, before things really began to fall apart in the U.S.-Germany relationship, and before Russia came to Germany’s aid by bailing out Opel. Time and events are proving that analysis correct.

Watch for fireworks to follow!

The Week in Review

The Week in Review

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Britain wants to replace the Taliban with the Taliban; Iraqis vs. Americans; and Britain’s last World War I vet.

Middle East

If you can’t beat them, join them. That was the gist of British Foreign Secretary David Miliband’s announcement on Monday that “second tier” Taliban leaders could be reintegrated into the Afghan government if they renounce violence. U.S. and British officials believe the recent operation that has pushed the Taliban back in a vital part of the lawless Helmland province in southern Afghanistan has created the right conditions to negotiate with “second tier” Taliban leaders. Allowing the Taliban to join the Afghan government would, however, be a victory for the terrorists and would return Afghanistan to a situation similar to what existed before the war started. In July, 20 British soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters.

In Iraq, a rift is emerging between U.S. and Iraqi forces in the wake of the retreat of U.S. troops from cities and townships. Last week, an American convoy was attacked by insurgents, and U.S. soldiers returned fire and pursued their AK-47-armed attackers, killing three Iraqis. When a senior Iraqi Army commander arrived on the scene, he charged the American troops with firing indiscriminately at civilians, and ordered them to be taken into custody. While the confrontation was defused and the Iraqi authorities backed down, the incident demonstrates both the dwindling authority the U.S. has in Iraq and the emerging hostility toward America among Iraqis. The Iraqi commander later referred to the actions the U.S. troops took in self-defense as a “crime.” Such a situation makes it harder for U.S. soldiers under attack to defend themselves without fear of repercussions from Iraqi security forces. As tensions rise between Iraq and the U.S., watch for Iran to draw Iraq closer into its sphere of influence.

President Barack Obama sent three of his most senior foreign-policy officials—Defense Chief Robert Gates, special envoy George Mitchell and National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones—to the Middle East this week in an attempt to kick-start the peace process. U.S. diplomats visited Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and the Palestinians. U.S. efforts largely focused on pressuring Israel over settlements, and on the Iranian threat. Gates said that President Obama is giving Iran until September to come to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. On Sunday, on nbc’s Meet the Press, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave this message to Iran: “[I]f you’re pursuing nuclear weapons for the purpose of intimidating, of projecting your power, we’re not going to let that happen.” Such tough rhetoric against Iran is undermined by President Obama’s June 4 Cairo speech in which he virtually gave Iran the go-ahead for its nuclear program, saying: “No single nation should pick and choose which nation holds nuclear weapons.” Hence, neither Iran nor Israel is likely to take U.S. threats against Iran seriously.

Europe

A bomb killed two policemen in the Spanish island of Majorca on Thursday in what Spanish authorities believe is the second attack in two days by the Basque separatist group eta. After the explosion, the island was locked down; no planes or boats were allowed to land on the island. On Wednesday, a powerful car bomb wounded 60, including six children, as it exploded outside a police barracks in Burgos in northern Spain. Expect attacks like these to draw a crackdown from the EU.

Iceland took the first formal step along the road to EU membership on Monday: EU foreign ministers asked the European Commission to examine Iceland’s legal preparedness to begin membership negotiations. Iceland is a strategic location for controlling the Atlantic. Watch for the European Union to try to bring it under its control.

The EU is expanding its anti-piracy mission in the western Indian Ocean. The EU anti-piracy force’s operation commander announced July 23 that the force would be shifting surveillance aircraft to the Kenyan port city of Mombasa. Though the small task force will only have a limited effect, it is part of an important gain in international standing for the EU military. It is a continuation of the first-ever naval anti-piracy mission for the EU, which has a unified EU military identity separate from nato. Germany especially welcomed the opportunity to give its navy experience in a robust mission and reform its image into that of a benign military power. The EU—led by Germany, which has the most bilateral African investment treaties of any nation in Europe—is keen on using African energy resources to decrease its dependency on Russia. The EU has aggressively pursued security and corporate partnerships with Africa, and currently Europe is Africa’s greatest source of aid. Now it is securing another foothold in an important business hub in eastern Africa. For more on the German-led EU’s involvement and strategy in Africa, read our article, “Germany’s Plan to Control Africa.”

A former speechwriter for Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt accused the EU of creating a “propaganda machine” this week. “The EU, at the taxpayers’ expense, actively advocates more European integration and prevents free debate on the future of Europe, extending the limits of what we normally regard as communication,” wrote Maria Rankka in a report published by the think-tank Timbro, which she runs. The report showed how the EU spends far more than the official €213 million communications budget on projects such as EU-sponsored radio stations and websites. She pointed out, for example, that the EU gives €10.8 million a year to popular tv channel Euronews, and a €1 million grant to journalist-training group European Journalism Center, bringing the impartiality of both into question. The EU also gives money to pro-Europe non-governmental organizations. Brussels even bribes schools to promote the EU. To benefit from a €63-million-a-year free-milk scheme, schools must display a tabloid-size poster that shows the EU flag and states that EU money paid for the milk. The EU does a lot to try to sell itself to the public. One can’t help but recall the effective use of propaganda by the Nazi Party before World War ii. For more information on this subject, see our article “The EU, Propaganda and Broadband.”

Asia

India launched its first nuclear submarine Sunday, becoming one of six nations to have built one. Capable of carrying nuclear weapons, the new submarine is called Arihant, meaning “destroyer of enemies” in Hindi. India has previously relied upon submarines rented from Russia. Watch for the Asian nations to continue to increase their military power.

Russia will begin exploring for oil in the Gulf of Mexico after Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin signed four contracts for exploration rights with Cuba on Wednesday. Cuba claims there are 20 billion barrels of oil off its coasts, but the U.S. puts the figure at 5 billion. Watch for Russia’s hunger for resources to drive it to increase its involvement in Latin America and other places around the world. Surely Russia recognizes that this is a provocative move against America, but it is betting—surely correctly—that the U.S. is too preoccupied and enfeebled to put up any fuss. For more, see our article “Russia Infiltrates Latin America.”

Patriarch Metropolitan Kirill arrived in Ukraine on Monday for a 10-day visit, his first trip outside of Russia since he became patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. Ukraine’s religious community is split into two main groups: the Kiev-controlled Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Moscow-controlled Church of Eastern Orthodoxy in Ukraine. Stratfor reports that “Kirill’s visit is intended to cement Moscow’s control over Orthodoxy in Ukraine and further entrench Kiev in the Kremlin’s sphere of influence” (July 27). Watch for both Moscow and the Vatican to use religion to further their reach.

Africa/Latin America

The U.S. State Department revoked the visas of four Honduran officials on July 29, confirming U.S. support for the return of the ousted Manuel Zelaya. Other officials of the interim government may also lose their visas. In a stroke of irony, Nicaraguan politicians have announced that they don’t want the exiled president in Nicaragua either. “We certainly don’t want Zelaya around here anymore,” said Francisco Aguirre, a lawmaker with the Liberal Constitutional Party. “He represents too much of a risk of an armed conflict with Honduras, and he’s doing our economy a lot of harm.” The border curfews between Nicaragua and Honduras have cost about $3 million per day in trade while Zelaya makes his symbolic stand on the border of Honduras rather than face prosecution at home.

Venturing outside the oil and weapons industries, the Venezuelan government has signed a $7.5 billion contract with a Chinese firm to construct 468 kilometers of railway, connecting four states. This is the largest Venezuelan/Chinese contract to date outside of the oil industry. Venezuelan officials also signed a new accord with Russia for $4 billion covering energy, military and agricultural expenditures. President Chávez continues to prepare his country for an economy without U.S. participation.

Nigeria exploded in violence with between 300 and 500 dead. After five days of clashes between an Islamic sect called Boko Haram—meaning “Western education is a sin”—and the Nigerian government, the leader of the sect, Mohammed Yusuf, was captured, then killed while in police custody. Boko Haram wanted to establish sharia law in Nigeria and had recently attacked police stations in its attempt to gain support. With both its leader and its top deputy now dead, the group will be unlikely to mount any sort of reprisal, but Nigeria will be left even more destabilized than it normally is.

Anglo-America

On Thursday, Harvard professor Henry Gates Jr. and the police officer who arrested him joined President Obama at the White House for a beer. Gates, who is black, and Sgt. James Crowley, who is white, clashed when Crowley responded to a reported break-in and took Gates into custody on a disorderly conduct charge for verbally lashing out at police officers. President Obama jumped into the fray in a press conference by saying the Cambridge Police “acted stupidly.” Gates accused Crowley of racial profiling. Watch for racial tensions to increase in advance of prophesied racial violence in American cities.

President Obama’s health-care reform bill is losing support among Americans, a Wall Street Journal/nbc News weekend poll found. Americans were evenly split in mid-June, but since costs and quality of care have been raised as issues, those who think the health plan is a good idea have dropped to 35 percent and those who called it a bad idea have risen to 42 percent.

The bbc reported this week that hundreds of Britons turned out and lined the streets for the funeral of one of Britain’s two last World War i veterans. Henry Allingham, who served in the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force, was the world’s oldest man when he died two weeks ago at 113 years old. Harry Patch, Britain’s last World War i veteran, died a week later and will be buried next Thursday.

WorldWatch

From the August 2009 Trumpet Print Edition

Europe

The results of European parliamentary elections held June 4 to 7 show a marked shift to the right across the Continent. Both center-right and far-right parties made substantial gains. Europe has witnessed an economic crisis combined with the electorate swinging to the political right before—80 years ago (article, page 22).

May 23 was the 60th anniversary of Germany’s constitution. The flag-waving and patriotism shown that day reflects a marked change in Germany. “Sixty-four years after the end of the Nazi era and its atrocious crimes against humanity, Germans are no longer ashamed to wave their flag or sing their national anthem,” wrote United Press International May 21. A survey released earlier in May, titled “Being German: A newfound national pride in harmony with the heart,” corroborated upi’s report. The three-year study polled 2,000 Germans from age 14 up. Nearly 60 percent said they endorsed the statement, “I’m proud to be German.” Sixty-nine percent said Germany is more important than Europe or the international community. Past surges in German patriotism have produced deadly results—a fact worth remembering in light of biblical prophecies of Germany launching yet another world war.

Unemployment reached 9.2 percent in April within the 16-nation eurozone; 14 million people in the eurozone are unemployed. Spain’s unemployment rate is 18.1 percent, Austria’s 17.4 percent and Lithuania’s 16.8 percent. Italy, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands are suffering the worst slump since World War ii. Germany is in the deepest recession of any major economy. During the first three months of this year, Germany’s economy shrank by 3.8 percent, the largest drop since Germany began keeping gdp data in 1970. Austria and the Netherlands shrank by 2.8 percent, Italy by 2.4 percent, Spain by 1.8 percent and France by 1.2 percent. This is putting pressure on governments to cut spending. A total of 350,000 people marched in the streets of Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Prague and other cities one weekend in May, calling for greater job protection. If Europe’s national governments cut spending, far more are sure to protest. As economic conditions worsen, watch for European dissatisfaction to grow.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier traveled to Moscow June 10 to 11 to visit with Russia’s top leaders. He said, “Russia is an indispensable partner for Germany and the European Union,” and commented on “German-Russian cooperation as a model of interaction, so that both sides will benefit if our potential is united.” Stratfor noted, “The last time Germany and Russia ‘united their potential,’ the result was the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which carved up Eastern Europe between the Soviet Union and the Third Reich in 1939” (June 11). Watch this alliance closely.

The European Commission announced May 27 that it wants to empower two new EU institutions to impose binding decisions on member states. Driven by Germany, the plans would create the European Systemic Risk Council and the European System of Financial Supervisors. Germany is leading a drive to move financial power from London to Brussels as part of a plan for the EU to become the world’s major financial powerhouse.

MidEast

In Lebanese parliamentary elections on June 7, the governing majority—an alliance of pro-Western and anti-Iran, anti-Syria forces—beat the Hezbollah-led opposition. Hezbollah’s alliance dropped one legislative seat, winning 57 of the 128 seats. Though the election results were widely reported as a major defeat for Hezbollah, the real story is more complex and far less reassuring. Hezbollah in fact had no intention of taking over the government of Lebanon. It only stood 11 candidates, all of whom won. The Iran-sponsored terrorist group is perfectly satisfied with its current position in Lebanon: as the political opposition with veto power—which it will fight to hold on to. And Iran only wants to preserve it as a weapon for future use against Israel.

Pakistan’s military launched an offensive against the Taliban in the North-West Frontier Province’s Swat Valley in late April. On May 31, the Pakistani Army announced it had secured Mingora, the Taliban’s district headquarters. While the army has made progress, the battle is far from over. The Taliban is adept at melting into the populace only to regroup later, which is made easy by the fact that some 3 million people have been displaced by the counterinsurgency. In addition, the Taliban still largely holds the rural areas as well as the sympathy of much of the populace—who anticipate they will be under the rule of the Taliban once more when the military leaves. It will be a mammoth task for the Pakistani authorities to not only hold the captured areas, but also to rebuild and establish governance and security. Meanwhile, the Taliban has other safe havens in Pakistan, and time is on its side.

Terrorist attacks against civilians are another ongoing part of the Taliban’s strategy in Pakistan. On June 9, a suicide bombing in the northwestern city of Peshawar killed 18 people and injured about 50 at a luxury hotel, with several foreigners being among the dead and wounded. Immediately after the attack, some Pakistani media started to question the value of the Swat offensive, as was the Taliban’s intention. Such attacks are likely to continue as the Islamist terror group seeks to convince the Pakistani public and government that the fight isn’t worth it.

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, weapons and ammunition given to the Afghan security forces by the U.S. are falling into the hands of the Taliban, the New York Times reported May 19. Military officials and arms analysts say that poor Afghan oversight of arms inventories, together with corruption in the Afghan forces, may have helped keep the Taliban supplied with weapons and ammunition during the past eight years.

The leaders of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, gathering in Tehran to discuss the Taliban insurgency in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, issued a joint declaration May 24 in which they promised to find regional solutions. The fact that Iran hosted this summit gives it automatic significance. With doubts increasing in the region over whether the U.S. will stick it out in Afghanistan, Islamabad and Kabul are looking to Tehran—despite the fact that Iran has supported the Taliban. As Global Politician reported May 28, “in a very complicated dual policy, Iran has been able to extend its influence in both countries while supporting the enemies of both governments.” By establishing itself as a key player in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, Tehran is gaining leverage over Washington.

On May 26, Pakistan’s Supreme Court overturned an earlier ruling banning former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from running for public office. Currently the most popular politician in Pakistan, the Islamist-leaning Sharif is now in a position to become prime minister once again, whenever elections are held.

In Israel, a May 17 survey pointed to an increase in anti-Jewish sentiment among Arab residents. About 40.5 percent of Israeli Arabs believe the Holocaust never occurred, according to the University of Haifa poll—significantly more than the 28 percent who denied the Holocaust in 2006. Only 53.7 percent of Israeli Arabs polled said Israel has a right to exist; in 2003, that figure was 81.1 percent.

Pope Benedict XVI toured the Middle East in May, spending five days in Israel where he called for the creation of a Palestinian state. As the Trumpet has explained for years, however, the Vatican is not interested in the rights of Palestinians; it is exploiting them as a means of pursuing its own goals in Jerusalem.

Asia

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told China June 1 that its money was safe. His Chinese audience broke out in laughter. Geithner was visiting China to allay fears that Washington’s bulging budget deficit and ultra-loose monetary policy are a veiled attempt to repudiate its debts by fueling inflation. Brazil, Russia, India and China have announced that they plan to invest in the new International Monetary Fund (imf) bond as they look for alternatives to the U.S. treasury bond. Russia announced June 10 that it plans to sell some of its $140 billion in treasury bonds in order to invest $10 billion in the imf bond. “Given the amounts involved—for instance, China has committed to buying about $50 billion of imf bonds—in a pool of $2 trillion of reserves, this is not going to make a big difference,” said Cornell economics professor Eswar Prasad. “But symbolically it’s still very important that these emerging markets are looking for an alternative to the dollar in the short term, and this might be a viable option” (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, June 9).

On May 25, North Korea tested a nuclear bomb for the second time in 2½ years (article, page 16). One of the most significant aftershocks was how it motivated Japan to step up its talk of becoming a major military power. Tokyo is also using the pirate threat in waters off Africa to justify increasing its military capability. Japan announced May 28 that it has deployed two P-3 surveillance aircraft to Djibouti. This is yet another step in Japan shedding its post-World War ii military restraints.

Iran and North Korea have been working together to develop their ballistic missiles, the head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency said June 11. Lieut. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly stated that Tehran and Pyongyang are sharing knowledge on avionics, propulsion and materials, among other things. Considering that North Korea is a nuclear power, collusion between these two rogue states should be of tremendous concern to nations around the world.

The Kremlin has created a special commission designed to counter perceived anti-Russian propaganda within the former Soviet Union. In a decree made public on May 19, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered the commission to investigate and counter “falsified” versions of history that could damage Russia’s international prestige. Critics are saying this commission represents a return to Soviet-era controls. The ruling United Russia party has also proposed new legislation that would mandate a jail term of three to five years for anyone in the former Soviet Union accused of rehabilitating Nazism. Russia is returning to authoritarianism and Soviet-era propaganda techniques. Biblical prophecy clearly describes the inevitable return of Russia as a great power. Under Vladimir Putin, this transformation is taking place before our eyes.

Latin America/Africa

Five neo-Nazis were arrested on May 21 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, for plotting to detonate explosive devices in two synagogues. Authorities suspect the neo-Nazi group Neuland had committed 10 murders in the previous two months alone, confirming a new pattern of violence among neo-Nazis in Brazil.

In June, Venezuela’s government approved an additional $6 billion of spending this year, reversing cutbacks established in March and perhaps indicating that the government expects the price of oil to continue rising. About half of Venezuela’s revenue comes from oil profits.

Brazilian and Chinese officials signed 13 strategic accords during a Brazilian delegation’s visit to Beijing in May. Beijing agreed to loan $10 billion to state oil company Petrobras, which will deliver 200,000 barrels of oil per day to China for the coming decade. The two governments are considering conducting trade in their own currencies instead of U.S. dollars. China’s aggressive moves to secure global resources is isolating the United States and is certain to provoke serious competition with Europe—competition that the Bible prophesies will turn violent.

In South Africa, African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma was sworn in as president on May 9. Zuma is a controversial figure who acts in classic African Big Man style. Zuma has listed land redistribution as one of the five priorities of his new administration. The land redistribution program was a primary cause of Zimbabwe’s economic ruin. South Africa is following in the unsuccessful footsteps of its northern neighbor—a travesty in a tremendously blessed nation.

The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has affected about 100,000 people, killing 4,000. The United Nations has appealed for $718 million to provide immediate aid to the country. Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai visited U.S. President Barack Obama in June to try to raise money for his country; he is asking for $2 billion, a figure that could reach $10 billion total, to spur job creation and infrastructure development. The reality, though, is that his opponents—President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF—yielded little real power to him, and Western governments are unlikely to commit significant funding to the prime minister while the president still holds the steering wheel. This could allow Mugabe to portray the new prime minister as ineffective—although Mugabe himself will have both originated and perpetuated Zimbabwe’s horrific national calamities.

Anglo-America

The president of the United States proclaimed June “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.” The June 1 proclamation commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots, which marked the beginning of the lgbt rights movement in America. President Obama called himself a “partner” of the “lgbt community” and issued the strongest, highest-level endorsement the radical homosexual agenda has ever received in America. Obama pledged to support civil unions and federal rights for lgbt couples, enhance hate crime laws, crack down on workplace discrimination, allow homosexuals more freedom in the military and ensure that lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals can adopt children.

The U.S. government will have to borrow nearly 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year, exploding the record federal deficit past $1.8 trillion, under White House estimates released in May. “Budget Office figures released [May 11] would add $89 billion to the 2009 red ink—increasing it to more than four times last year’s all-time high as the government hands out billions more than expected for people who have lost jobs and takes in less tax revenue from people and companies making less money,” Associated Press reported (May 11).

EUbusiness.com reported in May that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada could become Europe’s gateway to North American markets thanks to a new EU-Canada free-trade agreement. Ottawa and Brussels want to boost trade an estimated €20 billion (us$27 billion) per year over the first seven years. Harper said the agreement would help Canada decrease its trade reliance on the U.S. while offering foreign investors the lowest tax rates on the continent. Thus, an American neighbor boosts Europe’s bid to become the financial capital of the world.

British youths are contracting sexually transmitted infections (stis) by the thousands. Government figures show that the number of young people under age 16 diagnosed with stis rose 58 percent from 2003 to 2007, to nearly 4,000. The response? Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman Lamb said, “The number of youngsters contracting stis is very disturbing. Children must be informed about the risks involved in sexual relationships and taught how to be safe”—which somehow never involves encouraging young people to obey God’s clearly wise and sensible law against committing fornication.

An online poll in Britain of 3,000 families, conducted by YoungPoll and OnePoll, found that the British family spends an average of 45 minutes per day together. Most families spend much of that time watching television or eating. The correlation between the nation’s impoverished family life and the rise of problems among the nation’s youth is not difficult to recognize.

Britain is giving up its domestic tank manufacturing capacity. bae systems, the last heavy-duty combat vehicle manufacturer in Britain, announced in early May that it is closing its tank-building plant at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and shutting down its armor operations elsewhere because it did not anticipate any new government orders. Britain’s shocking decline from being the greatest empire in history continues.

In late May, an icm/Taxpayers’ Alliance poll found that 60 percent of Britons believe Britain should refuse to pay any fines the EU imposes on it. Almost 70 percent want the government to actually start breaking EU rules; only 28 percent disagree. Three out of four say any decision to grant more powers to Brussels should go to referendum. The Daily Mail Online called the majority Euroskeptics “ripe for revolt.” The Trumpet continues to watch for the fulfillment of the Bible’s prophecy that Britain will not remain a part of the European Union.

Germany’s Stealth Attack on the EU

Germany’s Stealth Attack on the EU

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What it means for the future of Europe and the world.
From the September 2009 Trumpet Print Edition

The German high court has ambushed the European Union. At first, Europe’s leaders didn’t see it. Some are now coming to grips with it. But it could be too late.

Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court recently ruled that the Lisbon Treaty is compatible with the German constitution. On June 30, the court rejected complaints by some German lawmakers that the treaty violated the constitution, and decided that “the substance of German state authority is protected” in the treaty.

EU leaders were so relieved Berlin said ja to Lisbon that they gave little thought at the time to a colossal caveat attached to the ruling.

Germany’s constitution “says yes to the Lisbon Treaty,” stated presiding judge Andreas Voßkuhle in his verdict, which was televised nationally, “but calls at national level for a strengthening of parliamentary responsibility” (emphasis mine throughout).

What did Voßkuhle mean by the “strengthening of parliamentary responsibility”? He meant this: Before Germany ratifies the Lisbon Treaty, it must strengthen the German parliament’s influence on decisions made in Brussels. Therefore, a law is now being created that will demand members of the Bundestag approve any change to the Lisbon Treaty, or any expansion of EU power, before it can be imposed on Germany. The Bundestag (the lower house of the German parliament) hopes to draft the law and add it to Germany’s official ratification of the Lisbon Treaty before national elections on September 27.

This law essentially will equip Germany with the power to hijack the EU! The biblically prophetic implications of this move are profound.

Why Europe Was Excited

Peter Gauweiler, member of the right-wing Christian Socialist Union (csu), spearheaded the challenge against the Lisbon Treaty. Although he lost his appeal and Germany is preparing to ratify the treaty, Gauweiler was more than satisfied with the federal court’s far-reaching stipulation. “It’s a very sweeping decision on the Lisbon Treaty as a whole,” he told Spiegel Online. “In 91 pages, the Federal Constitutional Court expressly held that the treaty and its accompanying law must conform to Germany’s constitution, the so-called Basic Law …” (July 1).

Germany has been chiseling itself a seat atop Europe ever since its reunification in 1989. With its location at the geographic heart of the Continent, its large population and its economic and political clout, it has been quite successful. Because of its size and influence, Germany’s acceptance or rejection of an EU law or policy has a major impact on the decisions of other member states, and ultimately on whether or not the law or policy is written into the books in Brussels. This legal stipulation will now give Germany unparalleled influence in Brussels. With German politicians weighing every EU law and policy more carefully, EU lawmakers will be forced to take the German constitution and German opinion into account when formulating virtually every law, every policy and every decision.

Essentially, it will make Berlin, not Brussels, the epicenter of EU law and policy!

After the June court ruling, at first EU leaders were tickled that Germany was being so expeditious in ratifying the treaty. They hoped Berlin embracing the EU constitution would provide fresh, much-needed impetus to Ireland, the Czech Republic and Poland, which have all yet to ratify the treaty.

The more the other EU states mulled it over, however, the clearer it became that they had indeed been ambushed by the German high court. “[T]here is a danger that, given the country’s size, the German parliament will be the tail that wags the EU dog,” noted the Irish Examiner, nearly threeweeks after the ruling had passed. “It can dictate a direction for laws or, if it vetoes legislation, then it cannot proceed at EU level” (July 20).

The Truth Comes Out

Really, there was no excuse for Europe’s slow uptake. After all, it was only a matter of hours before the German media was reporting on the far-reaching reality of the ruling.

The court’s verdict “takes the German parliament to task,” observed the German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung. “German politicians will need to become involved with every new law, no matter how small. … And with this decision European integration becomes part of Germany’s domestic politics. … This spectacularly clever verdict artfully says that European integration will not be stopped—but will be making a little detour through Germany, where it will benefit from some added democracy.”

“This is the end of European integration as we know it,” wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Germany will support the Lisbon Treaty, but only under strict conditions. And anyone who wants to found a European state must now ask for the permission of the German people.” Multiple issues are already lining up, waiting for adjudication by the German court, the article said, and the “message is loud and clear: We wear the pants.”

Observed Handelsblatt: The German court clearly sees the “European Parliament as a minor instrument which is ‘not suited to major political decisions.’” The German business daily continued: “For Karlsruhe [the German Constitutional Court], democracy has only one important organ: the national constitution. And that’s not exactly an altruistic move—because by saying this, the Constitutional Court is also increasing its own claim to legislative power. Only Karlsruhe can stop Brussels from going overboard, only Karlsruhe can protect principles of democracy. And that secures Karlsruhe a long sought-after advantage over various European tribunals.”

The ruling of the German high court could not have been more plain. When it comes to EU affairs, Germany considers the European Parliament a minor instrument, and the German constitution and Federal Constitutional Court the supreme authority!

Under the new law, the German high court will be able to overrule the EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice. The ecj is designed to establish and uphold the supremacy of EU law over the national law of member states. One of its primary functions is to interpret and provide the last word on EU law. Under the proposed new German law, if the ecj makes a decision at odds with German national law, or if Germany perceives that it oversteps its authority, German citizens will have the right to legal protection by the Federal Constitutional Court, even against EU regulations and the ecj.

It must comfort German citizens to know they stand above EU law. But what about the lawmakers in Brussels, or the citizens of the other 26 EU member nations? Brussels will be forced to formulate laws and policies with the German high court peering over its shoulder, ready to shred any decision that doesn’t align with German interests or the German constitution. Citizens of other member states will have to stand idly by as the EU is stealthily put under subjection by Berlin.

That’s democracy, German-style!

Even some prominent Germans are openly admitting the blatant nationalistic spirit behind this new ruling. The court ruling is “outrageous,” declared former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer. “The decision comes at a time at which our European neighbors and the Americans are increasingly gaining the impression that Germany is more and more turning away from Europe and is mainly interested in its own affairs,” he wrote. “The Constitutional Court’s decision strengthens this impression” (Spiegel Online, July 17).

In its ruling, the German high court expressed concern that the EU in its current form is an undemocratic institution. It argued that this new law strengthening the role of the German parliament in Brussels would make the EU more democratic.

Don’t believe it. Both history and prophecy tell us that is a bald-facedlie!

Germany and the Holy Roman Empire

In 1954, Herbert Armstrong wrote, “Nothing can prevent Germany from completely dominating Europe. Soon there will be the prophesied united Europe—the resurrected Roman Empire—with Germans in complete domination. IT’S PROPHESIED! It is hurtling on toward the destruction of America and Britain” (co-worker letter, Sept. 18, 1954). Mr. Armstrong was referring to prophecies in the biblical books of Isaiah, Daniel, Nahum, Hosea, Revelation and elsewhere that foretell the emergence in the last days of a newly resurrected Holy Roman Empire—led by Germany!

This new law will not make the EU more democratic. Germany will be the only member with a greater voice. It’s a stealthy ambush of Brussels that will only make the European Union even more German-centric, German-dependent and German-dominated. This legal decision will equip Berlin with far-reaching leverage over EU law and policy, and will ultimately advance Germany’s prophetic march to become the unchecked leader of a united European empire.

If you haven’t already started, now is the time to begin studying Bible prophecy, specifically those prophecies relating to Germany and the Holy Roman Empire. A German-led, Catholic-inspired European empire is building. Take the time to become familiar with how it will affect America, Britain and the rest of the world, how powerful it will ultimately become, how its reign will end, what will come after it is gone, and what you can do to escape its grip.

We can help you answer these questions. Request your free copy of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire.

Believe it or not, this resurrected German empire is coming, and it will touch your life!

A Solution for Social Depravity

A Solution for Social Depravity

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Abortion is becoming birth control. How can we stop this?
From the September 2009 Trumpet Print Edition

Abortions were rare 100 years ago. Here’s one reason why, from the life of the late Herbert W. Armstrong: “I distinctly remember one incident—after I had passed 20. A girl I frequently dated and I were being driven to her home by a young man with his girl friend. In those days all cars were completely air-conditioned—they were open cars. It began to rain. We buttoned on the side-curtains. To hold the curtain down, on my girl friend’s side, I was obliged to stretch my arm over the seat behind her. I shall never forget the difficulty I experienced in keeping my arm far enough to the rear to avoid any contact with the back of her neck. I was terribly afraid she would think I was ‘fresh’ if any part of my arm touched her!” (The Missing Dimension in Sex; emphasis mine throughout).

Can you imagine a young man today going to such extremes to protect his reputation? And what girl would view the brush of a man’s arm over her neck as a sign he was getting “fresh”?

Consider just how much times have changed. “Dozens of girls as young as 12 or 13 are regularly having abortions,” the Daily Mail reported June 29, citing a Department of Health study. Just last year, we learned that the number of British girls under 14 having abortions shot up a shocking 21 percent in 2007 as compared to 2006. During the same period, girls under 16 had 10 percent more abortions. Now, however, we see that repeat abortions in Britain are soaring. “Across all age groups,” the Daily Mail said, “64,715 repeat abortions were carried out last year.” Among those, 46 women had terminated at least eight pregnancies. Between 2005 and 2008, 52 teenage girls terminated four or more pregnancies before they reached age 18! This news confirms research from earlier this year “that the number of abortions performed on teenage girls who have had at least one before has risen by almost 70 percent since 1991” (ibid.).

This trend is not unique to Britain. In the United States, repeat abortions have rocketed since 1973, when abortion became protected by law in Roe v. Wade. In 1989, the Association for Interdisciplinary Research in Values and Social Change wrote: “In 1973 it was estimated that only about 12 percent of the induced abortions were repeat abortions. By 1979 the national repeat rate had risen to 29.4 percent and by 1983 it had reached 38.8 percent. In 1987 [research] found that 42.9 percent of the women said they were having repeat abortions.”

In America today, about half of abortions are repeat abortions!

A disturbingly high number of women are aborting three, four, five, six, seven, eight or more children! For some, abortion has become an acceptable form of birth control.

Is there a more glaring and disgusting testament to Britain and America’s moral devolution?

One hundred years ago, a strong moral compass prevented a young, unmarried man from even accidentally brushing his date’s neck. In 2009, the tattered shreds of our “morality”—of the “dating” couple perfunctorily having sex, of their parents, even of our national leadership—is apparently helpless to prevent thousands and thousands of women and girls from killing their unborn babies, multiple times!

Does it not reveal something about our morality, our parenting skills and the character of our leadership, when American and British girls as young as 12 are 1) getting pregnant, and 2) having abortions? Does it not scream something vile about our moral and mental health that around 50 percent of all British and American abortions are repeat visits? It started with “just” fornicating and “just” becoming pregnant. Then it was “just” the fatal mistake of having an abortion. Now it is having sex over and over and getting pregnant over and over—and killing lives, over and over.

Surely this is a sign of our society’s mental and emotional callousness.

The Apostle Paul prophesied of this selfishness. “[U]nderstand this,” he wrote, “that in the last days will come … perilous times of great stress and trouble”—“last days” referring to human society just prior to the return of Jesus Christ. “For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered …. [They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman) … uncontrolled and fierce …” (2 Timothy 3:1-3, Amplified Bible).

Are there better terms to describe the growing number of women repeatedly getting pregnant and repeatedly aborting their unborn children? Surely these are the actions of a reckless, loveless, wholly selfish existence.

Mr. Armstrong described the solution to abortion and all marriage and family problems in The Missing Dimension in Sex, which we’d like to send you for free. Many people would consider the anecdote about Mr. Armstrong corny. If only more people considered it a major part of the solution to some of this world’s greatest problems. How can we avoid premarital pregnancy, venereal diseases and abortions? How can we prevent repeat abortions from ever occurring?

Simple, as Mr. Armstrong stated in his book: “By simply not starting the ‘necking’ in the first place!”

It’s a humorous story with a weighty lesson: The morally upright man who worries about even accidentally brushing his arm across a lady’s neck will never worry about impregnating his date or catching an std. And neither will his date.

How President Obama’s Cairo Speech Will Shake the Nations

From the August 2009 Trumpet Print Edition

U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to the Middle East at the beginning of June. He met with the leaders of two key Arab nations and had private conversations with them. After visiting Saudi Arabia, he delivered his keynote foreign-policy speech at Cairo University in Egypt to define America’s relationship with the Muslim world.

Iran is the most important part of that subject. Iran istheking of terrorand makes the Middle East tremble! But President Obama didn’t even mention the word terrorism in his speech!

I have no reason to doubt Mr. Obama’s sincerity, but his words will cause deadly problems.

The president said, “No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons.” In other words, he believes America by itself should not prevent another nation from getting nuclear bombs—a signal to the world that America the superpower is dead! That means America has no right to forcefully stop Iran’s nuclear program, even though Iran is the number-one terrorist-sponsoring nation in the world by far!

But if the United States does not stop Iran, currently only one other nation will: Israel. And Obama also implied that the Israelis had better not bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities—or America will be against them! What kind of a “superpower” is that?

Commentator Charles Krauthammer called this “the weakest statement on Iran and nukes in at least eight or nine years by anyone in the West” (emphasis mine). That sends a lethal message to the Middle East and to the rest of the world!

And it’s not what even the other Arab nations want to hear. Mort Kondracke said, “The whole Arab world is scared to death of Iran.” That is who President Obama was addressing in this speech. But he said nothing about confronting the king of terror in this world! Considering what Iran is doing now, it should have received the strongest condemnation ever!

President Obama thinks that through his words, he will have peace with Iran. But after the terrorists heard that speech, they had to be rejoicing! When America’s president gives a speech like that, the terrorists have contempt for such weakness and are stirred to fight even harder. They can smell the victory. So we can expect violent terrorism to intensify and shake the nations!

We won’t have long to wait to see who is right.

The Obama administration’s plan to deal with the head of the terrorist snake is to tell Iran and its terrorists, America has stopped using torture. He was mainly referring to American interrogators waterboarding three super-terrorists under the supervision of a doctor. Showing such weakness to the terrorists only adds fuel to the terrorist fire!

Those terrorist murderers go around cutting off people’s heads, shooting men, women and children, and blowing up buildings. Yet even if terrorists are captured and have information about the next bomb to be exploded—maybe a nuclear bomb—the president believes you can’t use waterboarding to get that information from them.

The president also mentioned that he ordered the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison, perhaps the nicest prison in the world.

We are witnessing a reenactment of the 1930s between Chamberlain and Hitler. Chamberlain tried to negotiate his way to peace, as Hitler gobbled up Europe. World War ii was almost lost before the West mustered the will to fight.

Why didn’t the president publicly discuss Iran’s terrorism? You can be sure that is what those Arab leaders talked to him about privately! Their number-one concern is what is happening in Iran! They are frightened of this terrorist nation for good reason. Iran has already toppled governments in the Middle East and now it’s about to get nuclear bombs. Its ambition is to rule that part of the world and more. Do you think the other nations are assured when Mr. Obama says that no one nation can interfere with another’s nuclear program? Why shouldn’t America interfere when human survival may depend on it?

What if Mr. Obama is wrong about his handling of these nuclear terrorist-sponsoring nations like Iran and North Korea, who are ruled by madmen? When you’re dealing with such dreadful issues, it is a mistake you make only once!

President Obama made this speech knowing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said, If America doesn’t knock out Iran’s nuclear capacity, we must! Mr. Netanyahu strongly believes that Israel’s survival depends on it! Israel knows it has been abandoned by the U.S. (The rest of the world abandoned it a long time ago.) The Israelis are scared!

Imagine: If other Arab nations are scared to death of Iran, how do the Jews feel? What are they going to do without help from the U.S.? Their nation has had strong financial and military support from America since its birth in 1948. Their nation has been shaken by President Obama’s speech.

“And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him [here’s the Iranian king of terror—the king of the Middle East]: and the king of the north [the resurrected Holy Roman Empire in Europe] shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over” (Daniel 11:40). This is an end-time prophecy about how powerful and aggressive radical Islam is, and it’s rapidly growing stronger. Iran’s foreign policy is to bully and push its way into controlling the Middle East. It will take more than nice words to stop this pushy terrorist nation. That elephant in the room—the king of terror—Mr. Obama almost overlooks altogether!

President Obama’s speech has also shaken the European nations. It will lead to a clash between these two powers as Daniel prophesied. Europe can now see that America will do nothing to stop the king of the south, or the terrorist movement led by Iran.

So the European Union, which will become the Holy Roman Empire, is now moving into the Middle East. After President Obama’s speech, its presence there will speedily increase. Europe is heavily dependent on Middle East oil. It also has a strong spiritual interest in Jerusalem.

According to Daniel’s prophecy, America will not even be on the scene when this military clash occurs. That should alarm America, as well as Britain and the Jewish nation. It means that America is totally absent because of its economic collapse and lack of will to use its military power. (Request our free booklet on Germany and the Holy Roman Empire for a full understanding.)

Iran supports and controls two areas in particular: Lebanon, via the Hezbollah terrorists, and Gaza, via the Hamas terrorists. Hamas is closely affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and President Obama invited them to hear him at Cairo University. (The invitations were sent out officially by the Cairo and Al-Azhar universities, but the White House helped construct the guest list.)

Meanwhile, Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, didn’t even attend. Hamas’s close friend, the Muslim Brotherhood, was there, but the president of the country wasn’t! “Rather than buttress a loyal ally [Mubarak], Obama’s speech undermines him on his home ground,” wrote Asia Times (June 2). (Mr. Obama’s speech was closely scrutinized around the world.) The Muslim Brotherhood would like very much to overthrow Mubarak—and have tried to do so! Yet Mr. Obama invited them to Cairo University!

Daniel’s prophecy reveals what is about to happen in Egypt. The passage in Daniel 11 continues, “He [the European power] shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape” (verse 42). Why would Europe attack Egypt? Because at that point, it will be aligned with Iran! Egypt is about to experience a radical change! No doubt the Muslim Brotherhood is going to gain control of Egypt. Its invitation to hear that speech from the leader of the free world absolutely strengthens its cause!

The Wall Street Journal reported that Mubarak has recently gotten more control over the Muslim Brotherhood. But Daniel’s prophecy states that the radical terrorists are going to get the upper hand in Egypt. That is certain to happen!

How much did America’s president help the terrorist cause? Probably far more than we imagine. Regardless, God’s prophecy will be fulfilled!

It all gets back to Iran, Iran and Iran! Yet our president will hardly talk about the brutal king of terrorism.

Iran is the terrorist problem in the Middle East. Terrorism started with Iran and is empowered by that nation, more than any other in the world. Iran is the problem you have to deal with if you are ever going to solve anything in the Middle East.

Will it be a problem when the Iranians get nuclear weapons? They will use them—they have said as much! Their plan is to wipe Israel off the map! If they have a chance, that is what they will do.

Is it really rational to think you can stop a murderous terrorist juggernaut with apologetic words? History is replete with failures who tried that approach. And that includes Bible history.

Iran is going to “push” at a European power. That will trigger a nuclear war, which could lead to the extermination of all human life. Is this a time to talk about eliminating waterboarding and closing Guantanamo Bay prison? There are much bigger issues to deal with.

In essence, Mr. Obama said that Hamas terrorists could play a role in Palestinian society—which the White House insists should become its own state. Hamas already controls the Gaza Strip, and is also very strong in the West Bank—Samaria and Judea. Its terrorists are going to take over the West Bank, and then take half of Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:1-2). When they do, would we not look back and say that America helped them do it?

Jerusalem Post journalist Caroline Glick reported that George Mitchell, one of the U.S. State Department’s peace envoys trying to bring peace to Israel, has said that for all these past years Israel has been lying to the United States! Most authorities know that is shamefully untrue.

Israel knows it isn’t going to be able to go to America anymore as it has in the past. So what will it do? It is going to turn to Germany as God uses these events to shake the nations. (Our booklet on the Holy Roman Empire explains how that will happen.)

President Obama’s speech is a great turning point in this world. It is going to play a major role in terrifying prophecies of your Bible being fulfilled. It is beginning because of the broken will of America. God is going to SHAKE this world and start by shaking America, Britain and the Jewish nation for their sins!

Israel has been shaken by this, and friendly Arabs have been shaken. The European Union has been shaken and is going to realize it must protect itself now. Russia and China are going to take advantage of everything they can. God is breaking the pride of our power and raising up Gentile nations and terrible wars because of our sins.

As the United States goes down, our enemies will become far more powerful.

Do our minds truly comprehend what all this means? A powerful Iran is far beyond any other nation in sponsoring the most savage terrorism we have ever seen. And now it is about to get nuclear bombs. Then it will give nuclear weapons to its terrorist proxies.

And these are only the beginning of sorrows!

Here is the truth mankind will not accept at this time: This nuclear nightmare is beyond a human solution. When we finally learn that lesson, our future will be bright forever.

You are about to see nuclear proliferation like you’ve never seen it before. That will bring us to the coming of our Messiah, when He stops the madness. If He didn’t, there would be no flesh saved ALIVE!Nothing left alive! That’sthe world we are living in. God is SHAKING the nations, trying to wake more people up!

God is walking and talking His people through the minefields and helping us to realize where we are in Bible prophecy. No matter how bad it looks today, God is about to usher in a utopia that is greater than mankind has ever imagined.