Is there going to be war?
The world has avoided war between major power since 1945, even if the United States and the Soviet Union came quite close on many occasions during the cold war. Today, with China’s power still increasing, and Russia’s rejection of the international order apparently complete, great power conflict is back on the menu. The danger of today’s free for all goes beyond the violence already generated. Overreach by one leader convinced of his immunity may prompt an unexpected reaction by another.
American and Iran: For the past few weeks, the U.S. and much of the world has been consumed by a terrifying question: Is America going to war with Iran? About half of Americans participating in a recent U.S. poll said they believed their country was headed toward war with Iran in the not-so-distant future, and many blamed the policies of President Donald Trump. The first, which is favoured by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, is that Iran is up to no good. Preparations are said to have been seen for a potential attack on U.S. targets, though few details have been revealed publicly. The U.S. has moved reinforcements to the region. It is reducing its non-essential diplomatic personnel in Iraq, and it is reportedly dusting off war plans. Tensions with Iran have ratcheted up to their highest level in a long time, as the U.S. tightens its power around the country.
America and Russia: America has spent slightly more than a century worrying about Russia without great success. Relations today between the U.S. and Russia are still as bad as they have ever been. Because of the way American and Russian leaders and elites have misread their recent history, the creation of peace appears to be beyond the power of nations.
America and China: It has become one of the most obvious clichés in international politics: the relationship of United States and China. What is not so obvious is the nature of that relationship. A trade war between China and the U.S. will inevitably escalate into a new cold war, and the confrontation will press Beijing and Washington to form their alliances and divide the world. China’s GDP output is about two-thirds of the U.S. in nominal dollar terms and accounts for approximately 15 percent of the world economy. More and more people in the U.S. believes China is strong enough to challenge the U.S. led international system, and so do the elites in Beijing.
China and Taiwan: Tension between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are surging to an alarming extent. China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province that will eventually be part of the country again, but many Taiwanese want a separate nation. There are disagreement and confusion about what Taiwan is, and even what it should be called. Throughout 2018, China stepped up pressure on international companies forcing them to list Taiwan as a part of China on their websites and threatening to block them for doing business in China if they failed to comply. Taiwan conducts military drills to stop possible Chinese invasion and called for international support to combat China threat.
Israel and Palestine: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s longest-running and most controversial conflicts. Israelis and Arabs have been fighting over Gaza on and off, for decades. It’s part of the wider Arab Israeli conflict. At its heart, it is a conflict between two self-determination movements — the Jewish Zionist project and the Palestinian nationalist project — that lay claim to the same territory. Though the Palestinians don’t have an army, rockets are regularly fired from Gaza into Israel. Israelis living in border towns are used to having to take shelter and adapting their lives to deal with the rockets. Other countries, particularly America, have worked hard to settle the fighting between the Arabs and Israelis but so far nothing has worked.
India and Pakistan: The region of Kashmir has always been a contentious issue even before India and Pakistan won their independence from Britain. The local ruler of the region chose India because Kashmir was free to accede to either India or Pakistan. Both countries have one main area of contention in the ownership of Kashmir, which has sparked three major conflicts between the countries in 1947, 1965 and 1999. The inhabitants of Kashmir are more than 60 percent Muslim making it the only state within India where they are in the majority. There has been violence in the area since 1989, but recent violence hit the area after the death of a 40 CRPF personnel on February 14, 2019. Both governments have attempted numerous times to repair relations since then, but have failed after encouraging progress. Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours have reached a boiling point after India carried out air strikes against Pakistan supported terror camp on February 26 in Balakot – located in a remote valley in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
According to arms-control experts, the rest of the world really should be worried about the potential fallout from some of the President’s tweets.
The Chinese President was on a three days State visit to Russia last month, and they have signed deals worth billions. Other countries will join them on financial deals (BRICS). On military matters, Russia, China, India, and others have been cooperating for a long time already, but they are not as mighty as the U.S. and their allies for the moment especially on military technologies, but they are getting close. In brief, the big players on both sides are gearing up, testing each other via proxy war in Syria for example, and each year, the military budget is getting bigger and bigger in many countries. So yes, war is coming and fast, so prepare yourself, educate your friends and your family. Spread the word to everybody, be a good shepherd, and find your flock. Make plans, store up on food, medicine, etc. Learn about survival techniques. Yes, we are getting closer and closer to major and terrifying world events, but we still have a bit of time to prepare ourselves but most importantly preach others so they can repent and receive God and be filled with the good Spirit.
Do you know what to do if a nuclear bomb explodes near you?
Do you know about potassium iodide pills that can protect against radiation?
War is coming, and many people will die. America may even see the major war on its soil, but when it comes to the “End” don’t be deceived.
Matthew 24: 6: You will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled, for this must happen, but the end is not yet.
Are we ready for war?