The 'new cycle of war,' Russia, Middle East, 'Money Tsunami,' and 'November collapse'?

Green = Sunni; Violet: Shi’ite Muslims

Green = Sunni; Violet: Shi’ite Muslims

Martin Weiss at Money & Markets reported the following:

November 9, 2015

The Global Money Tsunami

This is the term we’ve coined for the massive influx of flight capital …  mostly flowing from major trouble spots overseas and mostly going to large, high-quality, U.S.-based blue-chip stocks. …

Why are global investors so desperate to escape their local markets and rush to the United States?

One reason is the slump in their economies I just told you about. But in many countries, the most emotional andpowerful reason is the war cycle.

Money is rushing out of the conflict zones for the same reason that millions of migrants and refugees are flooding to Western Europe: fear.

Most of this chaos is deeply rooted in the past and will endure for many years into the future. This is not a single episode that comes and goes quickly. It’s the culmination of centuries of escalating tensions that trace their roots to …

The death and succession of Muhammad, splitting Shias from Sunnis in the 7th century …

The fall of the Ottoman Empire, as Britain encouraged an “Arab Revolt” against the Ottomans in the early 1920s…

Cold War proxy battles between the United States and the Soviet Union — a time when the CIA provided arms to Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, and now …

A free-for-all series of military actions by two opposing military forces:

  • Western nations and their Sunni allies — most notably Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Gulf nations versus …
  • Russia and its Shiite allies — especially Iran, the Syrian regime, Hezbollah and, surprisingly, even Iraq.

The key point: These two global alliances are split along the same fault line between Sunni and Shiite Islam that first appeared after the death of Muhammad 1,383 years ago.

It’s obviously not a new conflict.

It’s not going away any time soon.

And now, two major world powers — the U.S. and Russia — have not only taken opposing sides, but they’ve alsojoined the battle.

“Peace” Talks?

Yes, there were Vienna talks on Oct. 30. But they were everything but peaceful.

Instead, it was mostly a forum for Saudi Arabia (Sunni) to directly attack Iran (Shiite). And the two sides vowed never to agree about the critical issue in the war — the fate of Syria’s dictator, Bashar al-Assad.

The Saudi foreign minister restated the Saudi position that peace could not be achieved as long as Mr. Assad stayed in power: “He should leave this afternoon. The sooner the better.” The Saudi official also insisted that Iranian forces would have to be withdrawn as part of any agreement … threatened to step up support for moderate Syrian rebels … and vowed to send them more lethal weapons. Meanwhile,

The Islamic State continues to score victories.

Despite peace talks … despite thousands of air strikes by both the U.S. and Russian sides … despite the direct intervention by so many nations in the region and beyond …the Islamic State continues to hold most of its gains and even advance in some areas. …

We have no doubt the Global Money Tsunami will continue to be an important factor for months to come.

Two issues: The Muslims and the divide of the Shi’ites and Russia on one side, with the Sunnis, and partially the USA, on the other side.  The second issue is the ‘global money tsunami.’

The Bible shows that there will be major cooperation between the nations in the Middle East and North Africa that are predominantly Sunni Muslim, and that a confederation will form (Daniel 11:40-43; Ezekiel 30:2-8).  The Bible also shows that Damascus, the capital of Syria will be destroyed (Isaiah 17:1), and what remains looks like it will support the ‘Sunni’ confederation to be led by one called the King of the South.

Also, contrary to the myth that many hold to, Russia is NOT about to start WWIII (for details, see World War III: Steps in Progress and/or watch Russia, Iran, Syria, & the Bible (Code)).  Nor is it about to takeover the USA as some have hinted recently (see also Russia and Ukraine: Origins and Prophesied Future).

Russia is concerned about what happened to its airliner upon which 224 died:

November 9, 2015

Moscow acknowledged on Monday for the first time a militant attack could have caused the 31 October Russian plane crash in Egypt, as thousands more tourists were evacuated from the country.

“The possibility of an act of terror is of course there as the reason for what happened,” Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev admitted in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta state newspaper.

Britain and the United States, as well as international investigators, suspect a bomb exploded on board the Metrojet A-321 plane, but Egyptian officials insist there is no evidence yet of an attack on the aircraft which the Islamic State group claim to have downed.

Russia had also refrained from blaming the crash, which killed all 224 people on board, on IS, although President Vladimir Putin on Friday suspended all flights to Egypt.

Israel, which has strong intelligence links to the neighbouring Sinai where the Airbus came down while en route from Egypt’s resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to Saint Petersburg, also sided with the attack theory.

“There is a strong probability that this is an attack,” Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon told Israeli reporters on Monday.

This event shows that Russia is likely to have more military focus on terrorists like the Islamic State.

As I have said for some time, the Islamic State is not going to win its war.  The leader of that group is NOT going to be accepted as the caliph that the bulk of Sunni Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa will accept (see also The Prophesied ‘Islamic’ Confederation)...