posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 09:33 AM
reply to post by Karlhungis
I'm trying very hard to be rational about the current world geopolitical shift taking place. And it's a shift, make no mistake about it. Paradigm
in its complexity.
I can't help but see the U.S. economic meltdown and the evolving global depression as all helping place the pieces to an End Times scenario.
Now, before the naysayers attack me, let me first tell you that I am not a hardcore Revelationist. I see much of the Books of Daniel and Revelation
as open to interpretation, and a variety of world events in the past could just have easily harkened End Time scenarios as today.
But there is a key piece that many of my fundamentalist bretheren have been saying for years with Biblical prophecy that now seems to be fitting into
place, and I've raised this issue in the past on ATS: Just where is the U.S. in the End Times prophecy?
By most accounts, the final war on Israel, which leads to Armageddon, does not involve America in any shape way or form. So, where is the most
powerful (if not waning) nation in the greatest war of all time? That thought frightened me to no end in the past.
But there is a new possibility emerging: We are to be so bankrupt, our economy to sink to the worst depression ever, that our mortally-wounded
government will have no choice but to withdraw completely from all world bases, close the borders with extreme protectionism, and stay home to quell
domesticated uprisings and wish for better days. Our sudden exit from the world stage will open history's biggest power vacuum, only to be filled by
the oil-rich -- and unfortunately aggressive -- nations in the world who will try to vie for top place.
So, why are we not involved in the final war? Because we can't afford it and are probably doing every little bit just to keep the union together.
But that's my two cents, and frankly, it's a hefty dose of imagination over real fact.