Instability and populist unrest is the new world order

UK - The particulars might be different, but the upheavals playing out in Britain and France this week have familiar and common undercurrents, born of the same forces - rebellion against globalization, fear of immigrants and distrust of traditional leaders - that have stoked discontent in Germany and other European countries and that are roiling politics in the United States.

EU plans to Bypass Iran sanctions in Direct Challenge to US

EUROPE - The European Union is preparing to create a new payment mechanism to allow continued trade with Iran, despite US sanctions being reimposed over the country’s nuclear programme, in a direct challenge to US President Donald Trump. On Monday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini confirmed plans to construct the alternative channel are going ahead. She commented: “I expect this instruction to be established in the coming weeks before the end of the year as a way to protect and promote legitimate business.” In October European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reiterated the EU’s support for the deal. He commented: “We are sticking to the agreement with Iran. We have locked ourselves in the dark room of unanimity.”

 
The 'Everything Bubble' Has Popped

USA - Now that the world’s central banking cartel is taking a long-overdue pause from printing money and handing it to the wealthy elite, the collection of asset price bubbles nested within the Everything Bubble are starting to burst. The cartel (especially the ECB and the Fed) is hoping it can gently deflate these bubbles it created, but that's a fantasy. Bubbles always burst badly; it's their nature to do so. Economic suffering and misery always accompany their termination. It's said that "every bubble is in search of a pin". History certainly shows they always manage to find one.

Global arms industry: US companies dominate the Top 100

USA - Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies — the SIPRI Top 100 — totalled $398.2 billion in 2017, according to new international arms industry data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The arms sales of US companies accounted for 57 per cent of total Top100 arms sales. The combined arms sales of Russian companies accounted for 9.5 per cent of the Top 100 total, making Russia the second largest arms producer in the Top 100 in 2017. The UK remains the largest arms producer in Western Europe.

 
The Next War Between Hezbollah and Israel

ISRAEL - Israelis woke up Tuesday morning to the news that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had initiated a new campaign called “Northern Shield.” The mission, which began in the middle of the night between Monday and Tuesday, is to destroy attack tunnels that Hezbollah, the Iranian-controlled terror army in Lebanon, has excavated. These tunnels begin in Lebanon and end in Israel.

Temple-ready Altar dedicated on last day of Hanukkah

ISRAEL - Although the Passover and daily sacrifices do not require a full temple, they must be done on an altar built according to the requirements of Jewish law, and placed at the appropriate spot on the Temple Mount, believed to be several meters east of the Islamic Dome of the Rock shrine. Professor Hillel Weiss, a hard-right political activist and Temple activist, said he and the Temple activists and organizations would begin animal sacrifices immediately if the state allowed them to bring their altar to the requisite spot on the Temple Mount, and declared that the state should be “the first to support” the resumption of these rituals.

Thanks Obama & Netflix

USA - Due to porn, children are sexually assaulting other children at alarming rates. A grotesque report out of Kansas City recently has drawn attention to a problem that has begun to grow nearly unnoticed: The sexual assault of children — by other children. The Children’s Mercy hospital says that they are seeing “a disturbing trend in child sexual assault cases,” and that pornography has a lot to do with it. Heide Olson, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, noted that the number of offenders between 11 and 15 years of age is unprecedented: “I think [what] was kind of shocking to us all as we were collecting this data, is that almost half of our perpetrators are minors.”

EU Meltdown

UK - Brexit supporter Gisela Stuart has warned the European Union has “troubles” at home with domestic issues and are desperate to get Brexit over the line. She said: “Most of the European leaders at the moment are by far more troubled about the European elections which are coming their way. The kind of troubles they have got at home, just turn on your television sets and watch what is happening in Paris. These are domestic things, these are things the European Union has to resolve. It is as much in their interest to resolve Britain leaving in an orderly and successful manner, as it is in ours.”

EU FALLING APART

EUROPE - More than half of EU leaders will boycott a major European conference in Austria next week in a humiliating backlash against right wing Vienna's anti-migration stance. Several EU officials and diplomats expressed their disappointment after Austria, which holds the EU presidency, withdrew from the migration deal following a two-day conference in Marrakesh, Morocco. Delegates were expected to work on how best Africa and Europe can work together to ensure mutually prosperous futures. But one EU diplomat told Politico: “I would not call [Austria] the best possible honest broker when it comes to migration." Countries expected to attend include Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Malta and Belgium - but the whole south of the EU and most of the west will not attend.

 
EU Army Deployed To Paris To Crush French Revolution

FRANCE - The EU army has been deployed to the streets of Paris in an attempt to crush the historic French revolution currently sweeping across France. Armoured European Union military vehicles were filmed storming Paris on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands of protestors continue to protest globalism.

Donald Trump Trade War

GERMANY - German car makers are fearing a ten fold increase in tariffs as Donald Trump’s negotiators refuse to back down over what the US President says are unfair trade practices. The organisation’s CEO, Bertram Brossardt, has desperately urged the US to reopen negotiations.

Germany's new CDU chief to review liberal Merkel migration policies

GERMANY - The conservative party elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to replace Merkel as their leader on Friday, making her frontrunner to become the next chancellor of Germany, which has Europe’s biggest economy. However, the narrow win over the more conservative Friedrich Merz exposed splits in Germany’s biggest party, which she must try to close before next May’s vote for the European Parliament and four state elections in 2019.

Spain’s Far-Right Party Gains Seats in Andalusian Election

SPAIN - Spain’s far-right party, Vox, won 12 parliamentary seats in the Andalusian regional elections on December 2. The results of the election have come as a surprise, since the far-right party, led by Santiago Abascal, was only expected to win five seats. There are 109 seats in the Andalusian regional parliament, and with this win, Vox could form a right-wing governing coalition with the conservative People’s Party (PP) and Citizens party. Vox’s victory is the latest in a nationalist wave that has been spreading across Europe. The win comes as a shock, as memories of life under Francisco Franco’s fascist dictatorship still linger in Spain. Abascal’s newly strengthened party is anti-Muslim, tough on immigration and opposed to Catalan independence and abortion.

 
More than half of global population now online: UN

UNITED NATIONS - Some 3.9 billion people are now using the Internet, meaning that for the first time more than half of the global population is online, the United Nations said Friday. The UN agency for information and communication technologies, ITU, said that by the end of 2018 a full 51.2 percent of people around the world will be using the Internet. "By the end of 2018, we will surpass the 50/50 milestone for Internet use," ITU chief Houlin Zhou said in a statement. "This represents an important step towards a more inclusive global information society," he said, adding though that "far too many people around the world are still waiting to reap the benefits of the digital economy." He called for more support to "technology and business innovation so that the digital revolution leaves no one offline."

 
Theresa May in last-ditch bid to save Brexit deal

UK - Theresa May is set to launch a last-ditch bid to win over mutinous Tory MPs before deciding whether to proceed with a vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, as one of her closest cabinet allies issued a stark warning that the UK should learn from Northern Ireland about “the damage that division can do”. With less than 48 hours to go before May faces the reckoning of her MPs, few of the 100-plus rebels who have vowed to vote against her deal showed any sign of altering their positions. The prime minister is under intense pressure from aides and senior ministers to consider pulling the vote on Tuesday, a move Downing Street has emphatically denied will happen, though a final decision is unlikely to be made until the 11th hour.

 
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Today we find the Church of God in a “wilderness of religious confusion!”

The confusion is not merely around the Church – within the religions of the world outside – but WITHIN the very heart of The True Church itself!

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