Intellihub: “This week we learned that eurozone unemployment came in at an all-time high of 12.2 percent for September. Back in January 2012, it was sitting at just 10.4 percent. So anyone that believes that “things are getting better” in Europe is just being delusional. In fact, the economic depression in Europe just keeps getting deeper.”
Opinion: Economic calamity in a nation invariably leads to strongman governments. Most historians will agree that economics led to the rise of dictators in Japan and Germany, which led to WWII.
The Nazi party rose out of democratic elections but once in power the party dismantled every democratic institution, and centralized power in one man’s hands.
Hitler portrayed himself as a savior of the working class. Japan was ruled by a military clique that wanted to extend its power in the quest to build up its meager supply of natural resources, namely oil, in order to colonialize and gain control of the world.
History often rhymes, instead of repeating. WWIII, or Armageddon, will unfold in the same fashion. Ezekiel 38:13, which is a prelude to the final war, describes Russia as the leader of an alliance taking plunder from Israel.
According to Noble Oil, Israel’s gigantic natural gas find in the Levant just may lead to over a billion barrels of oil, which would therefore lead to energy independence.
The world’s new power broker, Vladimir Putin, is strategically positioning himself to control Mid-East oil. Somewhere in the boundaries of the Holy Roman Empire (Daniel 9:26) a strongman leader is saddling up his counterfeit (peace) White Horse, Revelation 6:1-2.
The two will meet on the plains of Megiddo (Armageddon), Revelation 16:12-16.
Saddam Hussein was fond of saying “Control Mid East oil, control the world.”