Zero Hedge: Russia cut off natural gas to NATO members Poland and Bulgaria on Wednesday and threatened to do the same to other countries, using its most essential export in what was seen as a bid to punish and divide the West over its support for Ukraine.
The move, condemned by European leaders as “blackmail,” marked a dramatic escalation in the economic war of sanctions and countersanctions that has unfolded in parallel to the fighting on the battlefield.
The tactic, coming a day after the U.S. and other Western allies vowed to rush more and heavier weapons to Ukraine, could eventually force targeted nations to ration gas and could deal another blow to economies suffering from rising prices. At the same time, it could deprive Russia of badly needed income to fund its war effort.
Poland has been a major gateway for the delivery of weapons to Ukraine and confirmed this week that it is sending the country tanks. Just hours before Russia’s state energy giant Gazprom acted, Poland announced a new set of sanctions against the company and other Russian businesses and oligarchs. Read More …
Opinion: Pop Quiz:
- What nation ceased energy production by shutting down oil exploration on government lands, passed onerous drilling regulations on existing government lands, ended fracking and cancelled a pipeline?
- A. Russia
- B. Iran
- C. Mexico
- D. United States
2. What two nations are working together to undermine the US Dollar as world Reserve Currency?
- A. Iran and Russia
- B. China and Russia
- C. India and Russia
- D. All the above
The answer to both rhetorical questions is D. The problem is that almost no one in the Biden administration is concerned about the incredible danger of energy inflation and how it could spiral out of control.
Hyperinflation is a term used to describe rapid, excessive, and out-of-control general price increases in an economy.
Imagine that on a global scale.
Is it any wonder that relatively unknown Adolf Hitler become Chancellor of Germany January 30, 1933 as a hero? Winston Churchill said this about the new leader:
“He might yet go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation and brought it back serene, helpful and strong, to the forefront of the European family circle.”
Desperate people will elect leaders with answers to desperate problems.
Adolf Hitler was considered a charismatic leader in the beginning of his reign:
After becoming Chancellor of Germany, Hitler’s demeanor and speech changed dramatically:
When Antichrist comes on the world stage (Rev. 6:1-2) a global hyperinflation event will only be two judgments away (Rev. 6:34, 5-6).
According to Revelation 6 and 13, two starkly different personalities will be in view:
Revelation 6:1-2: In the first half of the 7 year tribulation, Antichrist, a relatively unknown leader, comes as a peacemaker carrying a bow with no arrows:
“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.”
Revelation 13:3-4: In the second half of the 7 year tribulation, Antichrist is indwelt by Satan:
“And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 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 13:3-4
And the great Tribulation (Mat. 24:21) begins.