One only has to observe the Far East and the Middle East to see red flags. No pun intended. Europe is also embroiled in conflict of a different kind with the Muslim invasion. If you have any comprehension at all of World War II, you'll see similarities abound. Multiple points of unrest and conflicts between major military and economic powers with some lesser players also flexing their muscles. To name a few, consider Russia, Syria, Iran, Qatar, North Korea, China, Pakistan and India. While this last, India does not appear aggressive, Pakistan recently issued a major threat to their neighbor, which boasts one of the largest standing armies in the world.
Today Russia issued a directive to bring students studying abroad home as soon as possible. Even if it means cutting short their education. One interpretation of this action is they are preparing for war. Their have been similar announcements by various governments in that region. Recently Germany warned citizens to stock up on emergency supplies and food. Commenting on the Russian recall, someone questioned whether they planned on striking before or after the election. While the comment was a bit tongue in cheek, it may not be as factious as one might think.
If a nation desired to enter into a war with the US, this time in our history offers certain advantages for potential foes. Our military is at the lowest levels personnel-wise in decades. While many who have served are battle-hardened, I expect many are also weary of war. I know I am and I have never seen battle. I am simply tired of hearing about it. Obama is weak-willed and a terrible strategist. He's surrounded himself with the best “yes-men” he could find. I'm not sure he can decide what club to use for a two-foot put much less how to best handle a real crisis.
On the other hand, acting before the election could push things the wrong way for an outcome favorable to our enemies. Strangely enough, the Russians seem to despise the Democrat, preferring Trump to the hag. I'm not sure I get that, One thought is, as much as I do not trust Russia's leadership, I do believe they respect strength. They enjoy a challenging game, even in war. Or maybe they are preparing for war should the bag win and will change their plans if Trump is victorious as they are confident they can work with him. For all I know, it could be the other way around. I simply cannot call it one way or another.
One thing seems obvious to me is waiting until the election is over at least offers an opponent the opportunity to eliminate one variable. For this reason, I'd say IF something was in the works, it will not happen until after November 8th. That said, the transitional period offers a window of opportunity. The old guard is moving out and the new guy is not at all established. Such disarray is low hanging fruit.
As a global government is inevitable, so is war. The question is not if but when. Other, more practiced analysts say Russia is not quite prepared and will not be until 2020 at the earliest. China also appears to fall short of any attack readiness. And I'm sure Iran prefers to continue to stockpile their nuclear capabilities. I am not so sure however as my perspective is merely peripheral. I have no in-depth knowledge – no inside information.
One scenario that seems too farfetched to consider is... What if Obama declared war on Russia? While all accounts seem to portray him as a spineless creature, he is also one of the most conniving, underhanded individuals I've ever seen operate. He's demonstrated zero compunction about looking in anyone's face and lying. He's shown no restraint in taking whatever means necessary to gain whatever ends he desires. And he cares not a whit about this nation. But that's not all...
Look at the actions of “our” government in the Syria theater. We've armed and abetted terrorist organizations in the region. This is not some offhand accusation but it comes from an interview with a Jihadist leader We cut off relations with Russia after a feeble attempt at a “cease fire” everyone knew would fail. We are bombing Syria as well as Iraq. Obama has just announced efforts to launch cyber-attacks against Russia – ostensibly in retaliation for similar actions attributed to Russia. Could not this be taken as a declaration of war? What if it is decided it is “just a cyber war”? Don't be fooled, attacks on our electronic infrastructure can be just as damaging if no more so than physical attacks. And there is no guarantee such attacks will not escalate.
Once again, I'll visit the idea that Obama will try to stay in office. Yes, my wife likes to remind me I had the same apprehension about Slick Willy. While this reminder does give me pause, things are different now. The current WH occupant has zero regard for the constitution. Could the push to elect HRC be due to the massive evidence that could and should legally prevent her from ever taking public office be a factor? Yes, I did just contend Obama has no regard for law BUT if it is in his interest to be able to “justify” his illegal actions then he would do so.
He has already announced his assessment that Trump is not qualified for the presidency. A clear case of the encrusted kettle calling the pot black. (Isn't that racist?) This was not some flippant remark – Obama as said this on several occasions, including international venues. One could see this as preparation for the possibility of Trump winning the election. Thus whoever wins he has set the stage for his own encore. And then there's that pesky war...
Well, not yet but think about it. Whoever wins the election is “unqualified” according to the current occupant. And even though I have no argument against HRC, it is no reason to allow Obama to install himself as dictator. Now soon after the election is decided, we could find ourselves at war with Russia/Syria/China/North Korea/Iran – pick one or more. All the more justification to have a “seasoned leader” remain in office to “guide” us through these perilous times.
Once again, this is not a prediction. It is simply an analysis of current events. Goodness knows there are enough scenarios out there to go around the world a few times. The fact is the events described above are not likely to happen as I've portrayed them. That said, war is coming. It must. Whether we see an economic collapse beforehand or not, I cannot tell at this juncture. Either way, we can expect shortages of food and other necessities. We can expect hard times. Compared to what is coming these ARE the “good old days.”
One more thing... as I mentioned before (or ad infinitum if you've read much of what I've written the past few months :-) all of this pertains to the end times and the Rapture and the Return of Jesus the Messiah. No matter how you view the prophecies and our part in them – (and yes, you are welcome to think they are hogwash but your opinion will prevent none of this from happening.) - the end result will be the same: a new heaven and earth with Jesus subject to God.
1 Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Before this, a world government is prophesied, along with the Great Tribulation. Associated with all of this is wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, floods, pestilences.
Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Where are we during all of this? I cannot say for sure. I expect Jesus to come for His body – the Church - before the Great Tribulation, because I do believe His church will be raptured. Do not take this as any assurance that we will not see any tribulation or hard times. He could come today or not. Meanwhile, I believe it prudent to expect to stay awhile. I have no reason to expect to be spared from any and all troubles so I also think it prudent to be prepared for the worst. As the saying goes – it is always darkest before the dawn.