News Review - 10 Jan 2020
Whats Ahead In 2020

Trade wars… hot wars… terrorism… a political swing to the right… natural disasters…

What’s Ahead In 2020?

An Iranian-backed militia breached the gates of the US Embassy in Baghdad on December 31st. Three days later the US killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a pinpoint drone strike. So just 3 days into the new year we have a major incident that could lead to war in the Middle East.

In a world full of political turmoil, trade wars, terrorism and war, the outlook for the rest of 2020 looks grim.

But if we are near the end of this age, this is what we should be expecting to see!

Ground Zero – The Middle East

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that the Middle East’s 2020 will be tumultuous.

Libya’s civil war has taken a dangerous turn, with Russian mercenaries and Turkish forces joining the fray as General Khalifa Hifter’s forces push into the capital.

Yemen’s still ravaged by economic blockade and war, despite recent efforts on all sides to de-escalate the conflict.

Syria’s civil war continues to metastasize, with a massive new wave of refugees fleeing violence in Idlib.

Large-scale popular protests are challenging Iraq’s government, which is bracing for fallout from the growing confrontation between the United States and Iran.

Israel and the Palestinian territories could dramatically change their relationship, as the prospects of a two-state solution dissolve.

And protest movements throughout the region could shake up half a dozen regimes.

Here are three trends to watch in the Middle East over the coming year: Expect these three trends to bring numerous crises during this US election year, shaping the challenges that will await the next administration.

1. Every government is on edge about the US 2020 election: Usually, when the US government changes hands, US foreign policy in the Middle East remains steady and consistent. No more.

2. Conflicts in the gulf region are getting harder to control:

The Trump administration’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran has inflicted economic pain - while accomplishing few or none of its strategic objectives.

3. Protests and more protests

2019’s wave of protests across the Middle East rivalled those of the Arab Spring in 2011 - and in some ways were more impressive.

Protests challenged regimes in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon; forced political change in Algeria; and overthrew the Sudanese regime. More will come.( thehour.com)

Problem Areas To Watch

“World War 3 fears have been ignited across the globe just a few days into 2020. So which places around the globe are the most likely to be the starting point for WW3?

Iran-Israel

Tensions between Iran and Israel have been frustrated for a while with low-intensity warfare raging across the Middle East as a result.

The former nation supports anti-Israel groups in Gaza, Syria and Lebanon in particular, while Israel often strikes at Iranian forces across the region. Overall, Israel has endeavoured to create an anti-Iran coalition at a diplomatic level, while Iran has invested in cultivating ties with militias and non-state actors… if Iran is determined to restart its nuclear program, Israel may choose to engage in wider strikes hitting the Iranian homeland directly. This type of assault could have wider implications as it could prove to be a threat to global oil supplies which would inevitably cause more nations to intercede.

US-Turkey

Tensions between the US and Turkey have heightened over the past year, initially as a result of the US providing authorisation to Turkey to clear the Syrian border of US-supported Kurds. However, immediately afterwards, the US threatened Ankara with sanctions, causing tensions to rise. Additionally, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested he has aspirations for Turkey which could involve nuclear weapons. As a result, the state of the US-Turkey relationship has worsened, causing fear about the subsequent impact on the NATO alliance. President Erdogan is known for being passionate about his plan which could force Washington and Ankara to the very edge and have a result on Russia who is a neighbouring nation.

Kashmir

In the past 10 years, the relationship between India and Pakistan has worsened, bringing the countries to the brink of war. Since the partition of British India in 1947 and the subsequent creation of India and Pakistan, the two countries have been involved in a number of wars, conflicts and military stand-offs interspersed with periods of harmony and peace.

Further domestic disturbances in India and Pakistan could lead to World War 3. While this is unlikely, it could lead to terrorist attacks internationally or in Kashmir. President Modi might then feel forced to bring on a more serious conflict and given China’s vicinity, and the growing relationship between Delhi and Washington could lead to more disastrous international implications.

US-North Korea

Tensions between the two countries now stand as high as at any time since 2017, and the impending US election could imperil relations further. President Trump’s administration appears to hold out hope a deal with North Korea could improve its electoral prospects in November. But North Korea has little to no interest in Mr Trump’s offering. Recently, North Korea promised a ‘Christmas present’ that many in the United States worried would be a nuclear or ballistic missile test. However, this was not the case, but if the country did undertake a nuclear test, the US might be forced to intervene.

US-China

The US-China relationship has been particularly tense in recent years. Currently, the world’s two largest economies are locked in a bitter trade battle. The dispute, which has simmered for nearly 18 months, has seen the US and China impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of one another’s goods.

President Trump has long accused China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft, while in China, there is a perception that the US is endeavouring to curb its rise as a global economic power.

At the same time, China has worked defiantly to assure its relations with Russia, while the US has sparked controversies with both South Korea and Japan, its two closest allies in the region.

Donald Trump and President Xi have staked much of their political reputations on the trade situations in each country and therefore both have incentives for diplomatic and economic escalation. If the situation were to escalate, it could lead to military confrontation in areas such as the South or East China Seas.( express.co.uk)

German Political Meltdown

In the lead up to 2020, Germany’s establishment started to crumble. Many are concerned by the rise of the right wing AfD party and the breakup of the traditional parties..

“2019 has been a year of transition. It hasn’t brought a change of government. But it will be seen as the year that Angela Merkel virtually disappeared. ‘Where is the chancellor?’, the press asked in autumn, as her public interventions had become even rarer than usual.

The year was also overshadowed by two acts of right-wing terrorism: the murder of a local CDU politician in June and the attack on a synagogue in Halle in October. The government’s proposed new laws to punish anti-Semitic violence more strictly are welcome, but its plans to tighten hate-speech laws are worrying.

What will the coming year bring? Will Germany become more democratic, or more authoritarian and illiberal? The future is open, and with cracks appearing in the establishment parties, a lot could change .” ( spiked-online.com)

Move To The “Right” Linked To “Traditional Catholic Values”

It is interesting to note that the right wing parties are guiding people back to the morality of an earlier time…

“POLAND - Tens of thousands of far-righters march in ‘independence’ parade calling for ‘Polish Intifada’. The march also drew anti-abortion and anti-LGBT activists, with some demonstrators chanting in support of the ‘regular family,’ the Notes From Poland website reported. Poland is increasingly polarized since the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party took power four years ago promising a revival of patriotism and traditional Catholic values.” ( rt.com)

Anti – American Backlash In Germany

With trade wars building up between the US and Germany, the German people don’t like President Trump!

Germans ranked President Donald Trump as more dangerous than North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and others in a recent poll.” ( dailycaller.com)

Germany Puts Its Head In Russia’s Energy Pipeline Noose

Gas and oil are vital to keep the mighty German manufacturing industry going. This is a major problem for Germany. While President Trump’s assertion that the US is protecting Europe from Russia is true, what is also true is that Germany is worried about the supply from the US being cut off due to the escalating trade wars between the two nations. As relations worsen between Germany and the US, watch out for a mutual accord being made between Germany and Russia.

One reason that the Beast-led Euro army goes down into the Middle East could be to guarantee that vital oil supply.

A warning in The Plain Truth – October 1985:

“Before World War II, a mutual accord had been made between Germany and Russia.

History often repeats itself.( The Plain Truth, October 1985)


“US President Donald Trump, like his predecessor Barack Obama, has opposed the pipeline project. Trump in particular has criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her refusal to increase defense spending while at the same time supporting the pipeline that will funnel billions of dollars to Russia… ‘So, we’re supposed to protect you against Russia and you pay billions of dollars to Russia and I think that’s very inappropriate. Germany will have almost 70 percent of their country controlled by Russia with natural gas. You tell me, is that appropriate?’ — US President Donald J Trump.

One must assume that Putin’s pet pipeline is not really a business venture — and that the fools are the Europeans, in particular the Germans… In short, Nord Stream 2 could make Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states less secure, undermine the EU’s security strategy, give Russia a big stick for threatening Eastern Europe and sow discord among NATO allies. To Mr Putin, causing so much trouble for a mere $11 billion must seem like a bargain. For Europe it is a trap… The mystery is why Germany has fallen into it and has been twisting French arms to do the same.” ( gatestoneinstitute.org)

Possible Game-Changers To Watch Out For!

It seems that there are problems between the USA, Britain and Judah [Israel] at the end of the age. If the US was to withdraw its support for Judah, then the whole balance of power will change in the Middle East.

“Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: AND THEY TOGETHER SHALL BE AGAINST JUDAH. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.” (Isaiah 9:21)

There is another prophecy that shows up the end time situation in the Middle East. And that reveals Germany’s position!

“Come,” they say, ‘ let us wipe out Israel as a nation. We will destroy the very memory of its existence.’

Yes, this was their unanimous decision. They signed a treaty as allies against you — these Edomites [Turkey] and Ishmaelites; Moabites and Hagrites; Gebalites, Ammonites, and Amalekites; and people from Philistia and Tyre [Arab nations]. ASSYRIA [Germany] has joined them, too, and is allied with the descendants of Lot [Jordan].(Psalm 83:4 New Living Translation)

German Military Role In Middle East

Back in 2017, this happened:

“Germany’s Bundeswehr is set to participate in the fight against terror from Jordan instead of Turkey. The country is neither a NATO member, nor a democracy by Western standards. King Abdullah II is a leader very much to the West’s liking. In contrast to the princes in the Arabian peninsula, he is usually dressed in a dark suit. He received a military education in Britain and studied in Oxford and Washington. Under his leadership, Jordan has reliably positioned itself in line with Western politics in all major Middle East conflicts. The German government has already given the green light to move troops to Jordan. On June 21, the Bundestag is scheduled to finalize the relocation of troops to Al-Azraq.” ( dw.com)

This base is now fully armed and operational!

What Will Happen To America?

After the recent attack on the Iranian General, Mr Trump had this to say:

“The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World! If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way… and without hesitation!

Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2020” ( jpost.com)

This Is True Right Now… But…

With 24 aircraft carriers, around 5,000 fighter aircraft, over 6,000 tanks and enough nuclear bombs to destroy the world… the list seems endless.

No other nation comes even close to matching US power and strength.

But God has said in Leviticus 26:

17) “Ye shall be slain before your enemies…”

19) “And I will break the pride of your power…”

25) “I will bring a sword upon you…” (Leviticus 26: 17, 19, 25)

If we are near to the end of the age – then big events are due!

Destroyed – From Within

There is much talk in the US media about the possibility of civil war. This would have been unthinkable just a few short years ago.

Do you think the US is headed for a civil war? There are too many articles predicting America is in for another Civil War. Since the beginning of 2019, there’s a new one every week. I’ve come to see these stories as PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING which is psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes. When these changes are put through, the public will already be familiar with them and will accept them as natural progressions, thus lessening public resistance and commotion.

Andrew follows up on his 2018, CIA-Controlled Media Pushing Civil War Narrative. ‘Let’s remember that Civil Wars (like Revolutions) ARE NEVER SPONTANEOUS. The quiet elite plan them years ahead’.

I doubt that there ever was such a thing as a spontaneous civil war or revolution. There are currently uprisings and civil chaos from France, Lebanon to Bolivia, Chile, Hong Kong, etc. None of which is accidental. No one can say when and if this chaos will come to America, but everything is ready.( 12160.info)

America – A Polarized Nation

This is how some people see it:
Irreconcilable Differences

National Sin

After warning the people who were about to go into the Promised Land, God gave them this warning:

“You must obey all my regulations and be careful to obey my decrees, for I am the LORD your God.

Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable. Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it… Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled. Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.

And IF YOU DEFILE THE LAND, IT WILL VOMIT YOU OUT as it vomited out the nations that were before you.” (Leviticus 18:4, 22-25, 28 New Living Translation)

You only have to look at what is going on in British and American cities to confirm that many HAVE defiled the land…

“Natural” Disasters

Right now, we can see the wars, but read on…

“Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.” (Matthew 24:7)

Famine indicates food shortages – hence expensive food.

The Greek word translated “earthquakes” is interesting.

Sice-mos’ - from G4579; a commotion, that is, (of the air) a gale, (of the ground) an earthquake: - earthquake, tempest.

So this could include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes typhoons and tornadoes. This could also encompass the results of commotion, such as the horrendous bush fires currently engulfing Australia – and with 2 more months of the dry season to go!

According to many experts – we are long overdue for the “Big One!”

When the world starts to fall apart around us - Christ tells us to…

Stand and Look Up


“People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!(Luke 21:26-28 New Living Translation)

Then – A Promise!

“Notice the fig tree, or any other tree. When the leaves come out, you know without being told that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things taking place, you can know that the Kingdom of God is near.

I tell you the truth, THIS GENERATION [the generation who see ‘these things’] will not pass from the scene until all these things have taken place.

Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.(Luke 21:29-33 New Living Translation)

Always remember – this is not our world!

We are Ambassadors for the World Tomorrow!

We are not part of the problem - but we SHOULD BE part of the solution!