Many are having problems associated with the recent hurricanes and earthquakes (e.g. Puerto Rico and Dominica are in very bad shape from Hurricane Maria). Yesterday, US President Trump suggested that Puerto Rico’s “massive debt” would be a problem in recovery (see CBS: As humanitarian crisis unfolds in Puerto Rico, Trump tweets about island’s “massive debt”). The USA itself is the most massively indebted nation of all times and debt will be a factor in its final downfall (Habakkuk 2:6-8).
The drumbeat of war keep occurring between North Korea and the USA (e.g. VOA: North Korea threatens hydrogen bomb test over Pacific ocean that could cause electromagnetic damage). While few seem to realize it, North Korea could cause the USA damage. There will be multiple factors that will weaken the USA so that, one day, it will be taken over by a Germanic-European power (cf. Daniel 11:39; Isaiah 10:5-12; see also Germany’s Sigmar Gabriel blasts Donald Trump’s UN comments and another Polish leader wants Germany to lead Europe).
The elections in Germany were a surprise to some. The election resulted in the AfD party (translated as “Alternative for Germany”) getting 12.6% of the vote and 94 parliamentary seats (see AfD gets 12.6% of German vote: Jews are concerned.). While 12.6% of the vote does not seem like much, consider that Adolf Hitler’s NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) rose from obscurity to win 18.3% of the vote and 107 parliamentary seats in the 1930 election when Germany had major economic problems. Some believe, correctly, that this points to Germany being more comfortable in becoming a warring nation (see Why Germans voted for the AfD and what the real danger is; France’s Macron calls for more European integration).
In other news, India signed a deal with Belarus today (see India makes a deal with Belarus as it inches towards the Eurasian Union). The Bible tells of a confederation with a northern power and nations from the ends of the earth that will concern the power that will arise in Europe (Jeremiah 50:41-43). We continue to see more movement towards a confederation in Eurasia.
Radio News Reporter: John Hickey.
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