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More global events during Irma's vitriolic attack.

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I thought this quite an interesting article from the SMH.  It discusses 5 global events that were going on while the world watched Irma.

 

Interesting that the UN is involved in 'discussions' regarding 3 of them. 

 

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-five-big-crises-that-got-worse-while-the-world-watched-irma-20170911-gyeuxu.html

 

1. North Korean nuclear program

"The recent test of the H-bomb [hydrogen or thermonuclear bomb] is the great victory won by the Korean people at the cost of their blood while tightening their belts in the arduous period," said the so-called Dear Marshall, signalling to his people that the half-century-long plan is approaching culmination as he achieves nuclear breakout.The culminating point is approaching for the US, too. US President Donald Trump is asking the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Australian time, to impose an oil embargo on North Korea.This would cripple the sadly small amount of activity that passes for the North Korean economy, possibly forcing national collapse. But, to be successful, this must be supported in the UN Security Council by China and Russia. If one or both decide to wield their veto power, the council cannot act. And that is very likely what's going to happen.  (No teeth here, then!)  It suits Beijing and Moscow to keep North Korea as a buffer holding the US ally of South Korea at arm's length. Unable to impose the killer sanctions, a frustrated Trump will find himself facing this unhappy choice - disarm Kim's regime by force, or accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state. To attempt to disarm him leads to war and death of horrific proportions.

 

2. Persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar

The great civilisational convulsion of South-East Asia escalated. The Buddhist majority is purging the Muslim minority on a mass scale. (I thought Buddhist's were supposed to be a peaceful people!!!) The UN estimates that 300,000 of the Rohingya Muslims have been chased from Myanmar in less than three weeks, since the violent clashes of August 25. Unknown numbers have been killed .............. 

The 57 governments of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation condemned Myanmar's brutality. The Rohingya are not blameless. The August 25 violence began when Rohingya militants attacked some 30 police stations .......

the continuing purge is an invitation to Daesh, which calls itself Islamic State, to take up arms in Myanmar. Myanmar's government says it is trying to head off any UN intervention by negotiating with Russia and China. Like North Korea, Myanmar seeks the political protection of Moscow and Beijing. 

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3. Daesh in the Philippines

While Daesh is being crushed relentlessly in the territories of its so-called "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq, it is proving exceptionally tenacious on the Philippines island of Mindanao. The Philippines army said it would clear Mindanao's city of Marawi of the 500 Daesh fighters within a week. That was four months ago and the last Daesh forces are still holding out.

As the fighting goes on, the island of Mindanao becomes daily more chaotic, more impoverished and more ungoverned. Together with the purge of Muslims in Myanmar, this is helping South East Asia's emergence as a highly prospective new battle zone for Daesh ......

 

4. Tension on Russia's western borders 

Russia has begun its huge military manoeuvres along its western border areas. It last mobilised for "Zapad" or West war games four years ago. NATO is on high alert for any Russian provocations or intrusions and has sent military reinforcements into the Russian border states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.These Baltic countries are deeply anxious about Russian intentions. Estonia's Defence Minister, Juri Luik, is calling on the European Union to create a military equivalent of the EU's passport-free Schengen zone. The concept is to allow European countries to move forces quickly across national borders to fight any Russian aggression. After its invasions of Georgia and the Crimea and its continuing destabilisation of Ukraine, Europe is increasingly wary of Russian ambitions. 

 

5. Climate change

Climate change gathers force. The evidence of the damage inflicted by man-made global warming grows stronger. 

"We know that the strongest storms are getting stronger, with roughly 8 meters per second increase in wind speed per degree Celsius of warming.

"And so it is not likely to be a coincidence that almost all of the strongest hurricanes on record (as measured by sustained wind speeds) for the globe, the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere, the Pacific, and now, with Irma, in the open Atlantic, have occurred over the past two years."

(One has to wonder if nuclear bombs being tested contributes to this as well.  However, that is just surmising on my part as I don't really know if letting off bombs into the atmosphere affects weather patterns)

 

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Well, one story today in a Korean news paper said that several Korean people living on the coast of South Korea, cannot catch their requirement of fish to sell at their market because the fish are dead or dying from the nuclear blast or rather the radiation from that blast (just recently) from up North.   Their sea of water have been poisoned.  So each day brings a new story to the front and we all hope that at least as these stories (every day change) its one day closer to Jehovah's Appointed Day.  It's close, and these stories in here that you dear ones find (good channels) not fake news are pretty accurate and to the point, where the world is in fear.  Their not quite fainting out of fear yet, I believe that happens when Jesus comes from Heaven to destroy this system at Armagadden.   But we are keeping on the watch, like you did in here with this story, and many others who catch this and that.   As we become more and more absorbed in spiritual things then what is around us.  Jehovah will make sure that we are told ahead of time or just in time when the G.T., breaks out.  I hope am out in service or helping someone with spiritual or physical needs.  If not, then I hope to be with my brothers and sister's or if alone, I have Jehovah.   

 

 

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We are all aware of the catastrophic events that have been happening of late. Could it be that Satan knows more than we do about the beginning of the Tribulation? He sure was quick to distract humans just before the installation of the Kingdom in 1914. We all know that this system is very difficult for all of us and those of us who were born by accident in the so-called free countries cannot imagine the horrors that our dear friends in other countries endure. Our recent Convention and Assemblies really emphasized the need to prepare ourselves spiritually. Our faith will carry us through, so we must work hard now to build our faith and keep praying that Jehovah approves of our efforts. I have watched the 'Hezekiah" video several times lately. The 'making' of that video is spectacular, but the video certainly makes the point that we need to prepare for the event as well as we can, then look to Jehovah to take care of us. Just my personal opinion. I'm sure others have their own.

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1 minute ago, Shawnster said:

The difference is, Satan knew when 1914 was coming.  It was calculated in the Bible.

 

The Great Tribulation start date is unknown...   Satan doesn't know any more than we do.

But if Satan would know, or see beforehand when people are going to say peace and security, then he would have some sort of idea when GT will start. Question is, can he see it? He might have better understanding then us about things that will lead to it. But who knows.

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Jesus gave us ....signs....to look for...and they're very visible!   

 

   Jesus Christ also spoke of a time of extreme anxiety and uncertainty that would come 

upon a whole generation of people.  In vivid language, he said:  "There will be signs in sun 

and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations, not knowing the way out because

of the roaring of the sea and its agitation, while men become faint out of fear and expectation of

the things coming upon the inhabited earth; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken."  Yet, Jesus 

pointed to something positive for honest-hearted  people today:  "When you see these things occurring,

know that the kingdom of God is near."  (Luke 21:25, 26, 31)  Similarly, rather than being in fear of

an uncertain future, we have faith in God that helps us to see beyond the uncertainty to a wonderful,

secure future....Let's Keep Our Hope Alive.:thumbsup:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Sunnyside said:

How would Satan know he has a short period of time if he is not aware of the times we are living in?

Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
 

He was cast out of heaven just a 100 years ago, that is just a fraction of time for him and he has been making trouble ever since.

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When I watch the weather movement and watch hurricanes for the next few days, then I see a hurricane that will hit Japan on Saturday and go all the way over Tokyo. Beside of that a hurricane will hit New York on Tuesday. And a never seen enormous hurricane will form and probably hit London on 23th of September.

 

Isn't there anything on it on the news yet over there? We only hear about Irma that hit Cuba etc. But the rest is not mentioned a lot. I'm very curious.

 

Ventusky.com shows it.

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