posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 08:17 PM
The main reason I don't believe this is because the alliance he proposes: Muslim nations, Russia and China fighting as allies in some apocalyptic war
simply doesn't make sense.
Russia and China both have similar motives: namely, protecting their own interests. They are not religiously motivated, they are primarily
economically motivated, and their economic motivations are deeply intertwined with the West. They are both the ultimate "frienemies" (friend-enemy)
of the West. We don't really much like or trust each other, but we can't live without each other, and that's not such a bad state of affairs
because it makes the likelihood of a massive war like this ever more remote.
I do believe the real dangers are religious extremism: Muslim, Christian and Jewish.
The dangerous Muslim extremists we are familiar with: Al Queda, Hezbollah and the like - the great danger is that some of them could take power in
several major Middle-Eastern powers, such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I actually do not think Iran really wants any serious confrontation with Israel
or the West and a lot of what we hear out of them is posturing and rhetoric. It is worrisome, but ultimately I think Iran wants to be a regional
hegemon, and build themselves into a major secondary power along the lines of Germany or Japan.
Jewish extremists, to me, are those who are constantly pushing for more settlements and annexation of the West Bank and possibly also Gaza, as well as
the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem. If that faction in Israel gets it way, that will be a powder keg that will consume the entire Middle
The Christian extremists I worry about most are the apocalyptic Evangelical Christiansists in the U.S. They are a real force in American politics,
though a little less so at the moment than they were under Bush, where they were actually setting much of U.S. policy, IMO. Should a truly
apocalyptic Christian come to power in the U.S., that could be very dangerous.
What I don't see is Europe ever siding with a Christianist-led government in the U.S. or Russia or China truly siding with radical Muslim governments
in the Middle East. The Christianists would side with radical Jews in Israel because it fits in nicely with their End Times prophesies, so it would
be dangerous if those factions were in power at once in those two countries.
So, I think the world situation is very far from fitting into what would be needed for these prophecies to come true. Too many of TPTB have too much
to lose if such a big war were to occur. I do worry about large, regional nuclear wars, like a general war of Muslim nations against Israel, or Iran
vs. Israel, an India vs. Pakistan war over Kashmir or the ever present threat of a flare-up in the Koreas. I think such wars would ultimately remain
regional, but the problems they would cause would be felt world-wide.
[edit on 4/20/2010 by LifeInDeath]