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‘Russia’s Crimea’: One of Many Events Moving World Toward WWIII

posted by Jael Ever @ 18:06 PM
March 31, 2014

_73443054_ukraine_crimea_304Yes, Russia has 30,000 troops poised on Ukraine’s borders to take even more parts of that country.  Yes, Syria’s civil war enters its third year. Yes, other nations once part of the Soviet Union look at Crimea and shake with fear.  And, yes the rest of Europe and the United States plan economic war against Russia.  But even more is going on across the globe that points to preparations for the next World War.

Consider China’s insistence that it controls all air and sea lanes in the East China Sea as part of its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), excluding South Korea, Japan and other island nations from using those spaces without its O.K.

CNN reporter Madison Park explains China demanded that as of last November, any “aircraft in the area must report their flight plans to China, maintain two-way radio and clearly mark their nationalities on the aircraft.”

Japan’s Foreign Minister calls China’s demands “profoundly dangerous acts that unilaterally change the status quo in the East China Sea, escalating the situation, and that may cause unintended consequences.”

China’s neighbors are equally concerned about the explosive growth of its military.  This year that nation’s ‘official’ defense budget is $ 132 billion, an increase of 12.2% over last year.  But this week’s edition of ‘The Economist’ puts forth: “That was the official figure, though the real one may be 40% higher still.”

The Economist reports further: China’s excessive military growth “set off a flurry of alarm among neighboring countries. They see the relentless growth in China’s military spending—double-digit increases almost every year for the past two decades, and now the biggest in three years—as going hand-in-hand with a determination to settle sovereignty disputes in its ‘near seas’, that is, the Yellow, East China and South China Seas, on China’s own terms.”

Then there is China’s step child, North Korea, which fired two short-range rockets into the sea last week––the fifth of such firings this month alone.  That nation’s petulance has so upset the world’s stage that  ABC News writes “the leaders of the U.S., South Korea and Japan are set to meet and discuss North Korea in the Netherlands next week while attending a nuclear security summit.”

Meanwhile, in the midst of Russia’s Ukraine dust-up, other U.S. negotiators continue quiet negotiations with Iran, hoping to reach agreement on defusing that nation’s attempts for nuclear weapon production. But instead of being able to to laud their progress for the press, they are swamped with questions about Crimea.

Few report on Syria these days, except to indicate that Syria seems to have defeated the rebels. And there is even less said about Egypt where the chief military leader has stepped down to run for President––with Russia’s approval, by the way.  Both of these nations need much more attention if people are to understand how close the world is to that final war.

Also ignored are the thousands of Christians radical Muslims slaughter in Africa each week––especially in Dying-too-youngNigeria––or the falling economies crippling nations, such as Ghana and South Africa, on that continent. The same economic sickness also ripples throughout Central and South America.

If there were ever a time that Christians must pray for leaders of the United States––regardless of political affiliation––the time is now. For Ukraine, China, Korea, Africa, Syria, Latin America,+––the world looks to the U.S. for leadership.  As Apostle Paul begs in Christian Messages:  “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty (1 Timothy 2:1- 2).”

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