I’ve covered the Syrian war on News Monkey since 2012, and since then there has been many times when I thought the war was simmering down, and the Syrian government would restore control. Then there would be an event which would make me re-think my optimistic feelings. My outlook has soured again, because of the reports that ISIS is encroaching on Damascus after key victories in Iraq and Syria.
Saudi Arabian warplanes have conducted a third night of airstrikes and pounded the Houthi rebels in Sana, Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s determined to prevent the rebels from crossing into the Kingdom, and gaining a stronger foothold in the western half of Yemen. Only a ground invasion at this time can change the tide in favor of the newly formed Arab army. There is a complication however in this new proxy war, because Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is still in operation.
I’m will break down the alliances which are forming for this potential Middle Eastern Holy war.
As we have seen over the past eighteen months or so, Russia (and by Russia I mean Russian President Vladimir Putin) doesn’t really care what the rest of the world (especially the West) thinks of them and by their multiple acts of defiance the rest of the world should care and to take it further the world should be worried; very, very worried. Continue reading Oil Prices Crashing, Putin’s Russia Rising
We’re one day into the US bombing of ISIS, and there is not much to tell other than what can be gathered from today’s headlines. It appears this is going to be a long bombing campaign, and for the most part world condemnation has been very tame, even from Russian.
Reportedly Syria was not warned by the US prior to the airstrikes, but that really should come as no surprise.
I think we need to take a step back here for a moment, and look at what’s going on. I realize there are many in the United States whom are very Gung ho about the bombings. The far right republican on the street is even backing Obama on this one. I understand. They feel it’s the “right” thing to do. These ISIS fellows are more demons than men anyway, and after all we’re the good guys, and the good guys should bomb and destroy the bad guys. It makes us feel all warm and cozy on the inside. The world makes sense. Ahhhh…
Good morning from somewhere in the USA. Last night American and coalition forces began a bombing campaign focused in the northern part of Syria against ISIS targets centered around Ar-Raqqah.
It may appear I’m being sensational with the Obama/Baphomet photo as my featured image, but my question remains a good one. There was much confusion in conspiracy land as to why most main stream media outlets ran with the ‘Obama Horn’ photo as their thumbnail to advertise his ISIS strategy speech.
Message boards and YouTube videos claimed the photo was “photo shopped”, and some even claimed a green screen was used because the background didn’t appear to match up with the video. After further analysis, the photo was indeed taken from the President’s speech on 9/10. In order to get the “horns” into view behind his head, the shot from the cameraman must have a came in at a very low angle. Continue reading Why did the media use the Obama horn photo?
ISIS announced today they have named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as “the caliph” of their new state and the “leader for Muslims everywhere”. They also requested they should no longer be known as ISIS or ISIL, but simply as ‘The Islamic State’.
According to Russia Today:
This is the first time since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1923 that a Caliph – which means a political successor to Prophet Muhammad – has been declared. The decision was made following the group’s Shura Council meeting on Sunday, according to ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani.
Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime …
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
—Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum est, 1917
On July 28th 1914 the first global war began, and ended on 11/11/18 at 11am. The war killed more than 9 million combatants. This is not counting the roughly 27 million wounded and missing, and those poor souls who were forever psychologically damaged, and unable to work in society. Let us not forget the roughly 10 million civilian casualties.
The belligerents in World War I were the Allied or Entente powers versus the Central Powers.
France led the Allied powers which included Great Britain, Russia, and the USA, while Germany led the Central Powers which included Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire.
The war introduced the world to new technologies that bridged the gap between the warfare of the 19th century to warfare of the 20th.
World War I introduced:
- Chemical Warfare
- The flame thrower
- Tank warfare
- Aerial warfare
- Submarines (Submarines first appeared on the scene during the American Civil War, but WWI was on a scale never before seen)
- Trench warfare
Word War I also brought the world catastrophes and events as the:
- Revolution in Russia (introducing the Bolshevik Party and the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family)
- War Crimes
- Birth of Czechoslovakia (among other new nations)
- Genocide (Armenian Genocide, Assyrian Genocide, Greek Genocide)
- The fall of the Ottoman Empire
The assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand ignited the horror of World War 1.
Sure there were many other reasons than just the assassination that led to the death of so many, but the assassination is the spark that exploded the powder keg. The world was walking towards the war with eyes wide open, and only need a spark to start the fire. (I didn’t mean to quote Billy Joel there!)
100 years later the focus has become the Ukraine, and the Ukraine is not the cause of the tension, but just the symptom of failed and misguided foreign policies. This time instead of the Allied and Central powers, we see east verse west.
Russia is leading this resistance to this West, and she is clearly supported by China, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and anyone else who has become weary with America’s foreign policy for the last 15 years.
The USA is closest thing we have to a legitimate modern empire, but more and more they are organizing their efforts under the umbrella of NATO, which will one day become a world army if the “elites” have their way.
These two world powers have crossed the proverbial Rubicon, and there is no easy way they can back out from this new Cold War. Vladimir Putin is a serious as a heart attack about not stepping down to the West, and he absolutely does not want NATO on his doorstep. Kiev is about 531 miles from Moscow. I’m sure you can see how uncomfortable Washington would be if the Warsaw Pact wasn’t defunct, and incorporated Mexico into its alliance. Washington would be damn sure to find an excuse to invade Mexico just like Russia found and excuse to take Crimea and station its troops on the border with the Ukraine.
The propaganda coming out of CNN and the like are attempting to paint Putin as the next Hitler, and most casual and surface level TV viewers eat it up and swallow it hook line and sinker, because it’s safe. We’ve seen this type of agenda pushed in the past before with Hussein, Gaddafi, and most recently with Assad in Syria.
The West is amazingly hypocritical for criticizing Russia’s action in taking the Crimea and protecting a territory that has always been pro-Russian, when Washington has used very flimsy and clearly contrived excuses in the recent past to invade Iraq, support a revolution in Libya, as well as doing all it can to get boots on the ground in Syria, which would lead a clear path to turn the pressure up again on Iran.
The Russian government isn’t without fault, but NATO has an agenda to ostracize Russia from Europe, and irritate them enough so they will engage in a new Cold War. Isolating Russia from Europe, and making them feel this way is a very bad move, which has clearly led to a new Cold War between Russia and USA.
I fear this war, because I don’t think Russia can complete with military superiority of conventional forces in a war with the USA, and would resort to the use of Nuclear Weapons. This wouldn’t be your grandfather’s world war, but I don’t think anyone realizes the danger of this crisis spiraling out of control. Russia isn’t Iraq, Libya, or Syria.
The nuclear weapons stockpiled from the 80’s haven’t just disappeared.
We are once again walking into a world conflict with eyes wide open. A path is set. The war may not occur this year or the next, but only an awakening of the Earth’s population to the mass manipulation of the population will stop a march to the third world war.
Is prophecy coming true?
Or are we just experiencing more saber rattling, and continued instability in our world due to the poor state of the world economy? This is a good question albeit a rhetorical one, and I honestly can’t even guess anymore! In the last 9 years, and specifically the last six we’ve experienced unrest and rumors of war each and every year. These aren’t your typical rumors of war either, these are your world ending, financial doom, twelve point on the Richter scale rumors.
Despite the abundance of rumors, the human world manages to spin along no matter the chaos. This is testament to the ingenuity of humans on one hand, but also reveals the movement of something dark, which is hard at work manipulating events, and spreading fear to subjugate and control and already over stimulated and jaded populace.
I don’t affiliate myself with religion, but I was brought up in a Catholic household, and then experienced a born again Christian step-father, and because of these influences I’m somewhat well versed in the bible and love reading prophecy. There are two verses in the book of Revelations (6:5, 6:6) that have always stood out to me, and perplexed me when I was young. I’ve heard many prophet scholars such as John Hogue refer to them as well. They read as follows…
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
I don’t wish to turn this blog into a bible study class, so I’ll get to the point without getting into the details of what a day’s wage was circa the time of the written Revelations. The above passage indicates that it will cost and entire day’s wage just to feed yourself, and some bible commentators go as far to interpret that a day’s wage won’t be enough to even feed yourself.
Why do I bother to bring up a bible verse, and talk about the interesting subject of wheat you ask? Well before the unrest began in Egypt, and during the “Arab Spring”, wheat prices were at $8.93 a bushel. Three months ago they were at $6.00, and as of this morning (9/20) they have reached $9.39.
The increase in wheat prices makes it difficult to eat. The pain will first be felt in the third world and second world. Then eventually the pain will be felt in the so called first world. Your disposable income will disappear if it hasn’t already, and those credit card debts will continue to rise so you can make ends meet.
I guess it’s the stubborn Catholic in me, and the heavy influence of my extremely devout Catholic grandmother which makes it easy to conjure the bible verse. I don’t possess evidence, nor in my gut do I feel we’re approaching some sort of end of days, or final Apocalypse (which means “to uncover” by the way). Throughout time humanity has felt the sway of the approaching final bell, or heard the thunder of the galloping riders of Armageddon foretold in their respective books of faith, but the world has kept turning, and humans just kept on being human.
That being said, the stakes do get larger as we continue to sit at the dealers table. We continue to abuse the planet, and find ever more imaginative and fundamentally psychopathic ways to abuse each other.
The two world wars of the 20th century claimed a staggering amount of military and civilian lives. We have in our power today the ability to unleash a conflagration of global death equal to the first two world wars and more! So when the alternative news media (which I thank God for everyday), and their respective doom commentators start spouting off about the world being on the verge of a third world war, they spread unneeded fear and anxiety.
I know most of them are just fed up with the injustice, lies, and deceit we experience globally from the banking and financial institutions, not to mention the governments of the world whom bow to them. But solutions need to be proposed as well, and ways in which to organize and prepare for the off chance the riders of Revelations come a knocking.
The world is setting itself up like in the early days of World War I, and there are many factors and events that can set in motion a massive regional war, or even a third world war. These realites are what we face as we march into the 21st century, but always remember life will roll along no matter how many governments rise and fall, or if every country marches off to war.
I say to never lose sight of your goals and ways in which to better yourself. Most of all appreciate those you have in your life today, and this amazing universe we have yet to explore.