Assessment: Draghi is an Italian surname (from the plural of drago, “dragon“) …
Unheard: Mario Draghi’s defenestration has left the Italian — and indeed international — establishment reeling in horror. This is not surprising. When he was nominated as Italy’s prime minister at the beginning of last year, Europe’s political and economic elites welcomed his arrival as a miracle. Virtually every party in the Italian parliament — including the two formerly “populist” parties that won the elections in 2018, the Five Star Movement and the League — offered their support. The tone of the discussion was captured well by the powerful governor of the Campania region, Vincenzo De Luca (PD), who compared Draghi to “Christ” himself.
Everyone agreed: a Draghi government would be a blessing for the country, a final opportunity to redeem its sins and “make Italy great again”. Draghi, they said, simply by virtue of his “charisma”, “competence”, “intelligence” and “international clout”, would keep bond markets at bay, enact much-needed reforms, and relaunch Italy’s stagnant economy.
Alas, reality hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations: Draghi leaves behind a country in tatters. The latest European Commission macroeconomic forecast predicted that Italy will experience the slowest economic growth in the bloc next year, at just 0.9%, owing to a decline in consumer spending due to rising prices and lower business investment — a result of rising borrowing and energy costs, as well as disruptions in the supply of Russian gas.
Italy is also experiencing one of the fastest-growing inflation rates in Europe — which is currently at 8.6%, the highest level in more than three decades. Interest rates on Italian government bonds have also been steadily climbing ever since Draghi came to power, rising four-fold under his watch; today they stand at the highest level in almost a decade. Read More …
Opinion: Isn’t socialism great? Italy has run out of other people’s money and ironically, it will need another hero on a white horse to lead not just Italy, but Europe and the west as well.
And one is coming …
“Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.” Rev. 6:1-2
He will come from the revived Roman empire…
“And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.” Daniel 9:26
He will be indwelt by Satan …
“So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:4.
He will have a second in command …
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon” Revelation 13:4.
Does the second in command reside in Rome?
Rome was the seat of Constantine, the Roman emperor who in 325 AD at the Council of Nicaea, held a sinking empire together by uniting Rome with Christianity. While Constantine refused to fully embrace the Christian faith, he merged many pagan beliefs and practices and appointed himself Pontifex Maximus, giving rise to the office of the Bishop of Rome.
And Rome, not coincidentally, is also the seat of the Vatican, the world’s largest Christian denomination, the home of the Bishop of Rome, and the likely future residence of a powerful religious leader called the False Prophet (Rev. 13:11).
Connecting the dots:
If, as I suspect, Italy and the rest of the southern EU countries (prophesied by Daniel 2:33 as “feet partly of iron and partly of clay” that do not adhere) cause a complete economic breakdown of the EU, it will be revived Rome that will bring in Antichrist.
The English Benedictine monk, Venerable Bede (700 AD) made a rather interesting prediction:
While the Colosseum stands, Rome shall stand
When the Colosseum falls, Rome shall fall
When Rome falls, the world shall fall.