Category: Antichrist

Davos ‘Great Reset’ conference opened by China’s Xi

Communist leader urges world to ‘stand united and work together’

By Art Moore
Published January 25, 2021 at 8:28pm

The World Economic Forum opened a virtual conference on Monday featuring its Great Reset initiative with a speech from China’s president and general secretary of the Communist Party, Xi Jinping.

WEF founder Klaus Schwab introduced Xi by commending China for its “many initiatives” undertaken “in the spirit of creating a world where all actors assume a responsible and responsive role.”

“Mr. President, I believe this is the time to reset our policies and to work jointly for a peaceful and prosperous world,” Schwab said.

Schwab’s reference to “reset” is the “Great Reset of capitalism” he called for last year to “reform” the world’s democratic systems in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Schwab, who hosts the annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, of the world’s most influential political and business leaders, said in his introductory remarks that 2021 “will be the critical year to reestablish trust in our ability to shape our common future in collective and constructive ways” and to “accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy.”

“In view of this objective,” he said, it was his “honor” to introduce the communist leader.

Due to COVID-19, the in-person conference in the Swiss Alps has been replaced this year by the virtual “Davos Agenda” conference this week followed by an in-person “Davos in Asia” summit in Singapore in May.

Schwab said that in the last four years since Xi’s “historic speech in Davos 2017,” the world “has become more independent and more fractured and polarized.”

No doubt alluding to the global leadership of President Trump, who confronted China economically and politically, Schwab said “polarization
“has created the age of disagreement, which threatened to derail humanity.”

“Now, we must come together to ensure that we capture the moment and move into the age of collaboration to build a better world,” the WEF founder said.

In his remarks, Xi urged the global community to put differences aside, warning history shows countries that go it alone “will always fail.”

“As we cope with the current crisis and endeavor to make a better day for everyone, we need to stand united and work together,” the Chinese leader said.

“We have been shown time and again that to beggar thy neighbor, to go it alone and to slip into arrogant isolation will always fail. Let us all join hands and let multilateralism light our way toward a community with a shared future for mankind,” said Xi.

After engaging in a trade war and designating China the No. 1 U.S. enemy, the Trump administration closed with declaring the communist regime is committing genocide against its Muslim Uyghur population.

See the “Davos Agenda” opening:

Every country, industry ‘must be transformed’

Introducing the “Great Reset” initiative last June, Schwab wrote that the COVID-19 lockdowns “may be gradually easing, but anxiety about the world’s social and economic prospects is only intensifying,” warning a “sharp economic downturn has already begun, and we could be facing the worst depression since the 1930s.”

“To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions,” Klaus said at the time.

“Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism,” he said.

The United States, however, acheived the “V-shaped recovery” in Gross Domestic Product promised by President Trump, with a record 33.1% GDP increase in the third quarter, at an annualized rate, after a 32.8% dive in the second.

But WEF said in December the need in a post-coronavirus world for “global leaders to come together to design a common recovery path and shape the Great Reset” has never been greater.

‘Unique window of opportunity’

On its “Great Reset” webpage, WEF states that as the world enters a “unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery, this initiative will offer insights to help inform all those determining the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models and the management of a global commons.”

“Drawing from the vision and vast expertise of the leaders engaged across the Forum’s communities, the Great Reset initiative has a set of dimensions to build a new social contract that honours the dignity of every human being.”

Kerry: Biden will propel ‘Great Reset’

In November, WND reported, former Secretary of State John Kerry and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said a Joe Biden presidency would help propel the “Great Reset” plan.

“The notion of a reset is more important than ever before,” Kerry said in a World Economic Forum panel. “I personally believe … we’re at the dawn of an extremely exciting time.”

Kerry said Biden is ready to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, which would help drive the “Great Reset.” But rejoining Paris is “not enough,” Kerry said.

“The Biden administration will focus on every sector of the American economy,” he said. “There will be a 2035 goal to achieve net neutrality with respect to power and production.

Kerry said the U.S. is “ready to come back in and help to lead and raise the ambition in Glasgow to accelerate this incredible capacity for a transformation in the private sector.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House coronavirus adviser, has called for “radical changes” in the “infrastructures of human existence” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

He made the statement in an article the scientific journal Cell.

At a conference at Yale University in October, Fauci was asked when the nation could go back to normal. He said Americans won’t be wearing masks “forever” but probably would need to continue with masks and social distancing measures through 2021.

We can’t just go “wherever we want,” he said.

Fauci said the United States needed to increase “international engagement.”

‘The final garrison’

Meanwhile, Roman Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a former papal ambassador to the United States, warned President Trump in October that he is “the final garrison” against the “Great Reset.”

In an open letter to Trump, the archbishop said globalists are creating a “health dictatorship” to combat the virus, threatening the sovereignty of nations and religious freedom.

Last week, Cardinal Raymond Burke called the “Great Reset” an attempt to manipulate “citizens and nations through ignorance and fear” as Marxist materialism takes hold in the United States, Newsmax reported.

Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis and now a member of the highest judicial authority in the Roman Catholic Church, said in a homily Dec. 12 that the “worldwide spread of Marxist materialism … now seems to seize the governing power over our nation.”

Vigano wrote a letter to Trump in May warning that the COVID-19 pandemic was being used to usher in a “world government” stripping people of their freedoms. In a letter in June, he encouraged Trump in his fight against the “Deep State.”

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The Police State Is Coming For “Religious Extremists”, “Evangelical Christians”, “Pro-Life” Activists And “Libertarians”

January 24, 2021 by Michael Snyder

If you cherish faith, family and freedom, you might want to keep a low profile for a while.  The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021 has been unveiled in Congress, and it has bipartisan support.  It is essentially “the Patriot Act on steroids”, and we are being told that it is almost certain that some version of the legislation will make it to Biden’s desk for him to sign.  Personally, I am very much against all forms of domestic terrorism, and a law which could help to prevent terror attacks from happening is going to sound like a good thing to a lot of people.  Unfortunately, it appears that this bill is meant to specifically target certain groups, and as you read this article you may discover that you are a member of one or more of those groups.

Those that drafted this new law say that it will help authorities go after “extremists”, and very few of us would consider ourselves to be one of those.

But the definition of an extremist has changed.  Tulsi Gabbard is one of the most prominent Democrats in the House of Representatives, and last year she ran for president.  But even though she is a Democrat, she is warning that this new law appears to be “a targeting of almost half of the country”

“What characteristics are we looking for as we are building this profile of a potential extremist, what are we talking about? Religious extremists, are we talking about Christiansevangelical Christians, what is a religious extremist? Is it somebody who is pro-life? Where do you take this?” Gabbard said.

She said the proposed legislation could create “a very dangerous undermining of our civil liberties, our freedoms in our Constitution, and a targeting of almost half of the country.”

It is fundamentally un-American to specifically target people for their religious beliefs, and so that is extremely alarming.

Gabbard is also warning that people with certain political perspectives are likely to be targeted as well

“You start looking at obviously, have to be a white person, obviously likely malelibertarians, anyone who loves freedom, liberty, maybe has an American flag outside their house, or people who, you know, attended a Trump rally,” Gabbard said.

Wait a second.

I am a male.

I love freedom and liberty.

I am flying an American flag outside my house right now.

Am I going to be put on a list somewhere?

During a recent television interview, former CIA Director John Brennan said that the Biden administration will likely be focusing on “religious extremists”“nativists”, and “even libertarians” as possible targets.

In what universe is saying something like that okay?

Even before this new legislation has gone through Congress, Joe Biden has already instructed his director of national intelligence to identify potential extremist threats

President Biden has asked the director of national intelligence to draw up a comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism in the country as the new administration seeks to tackle what it calls a “serious and growing national security threat.”

The move is one of several the White House press secretary announced Friday to address mounting concerns about domestic extremism, particularly in the wake of the violent insurrection more than two weeks ago by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol.

There is that word “extremism” again.

And new White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has been using it repeatedly during her press briefings.

In the old days, we assumed that “extremists” were crazy terrorists and suicide bombers in the Middle East.

But now they are using that term to describe large numbers of people that live inside the United States.

That is extremely chilling.

And once “extremists” have been identified, we are being told that the White House National Security Council “will be tasked with building capacity to tackle and disrupt extremist networks”.

What does that mean and what will that look like?

If the Biden administration truly wanted to go after domestic terrorists, they aren’t hard to find.

In fact, a whole bunch of them attacked an ICE facility in Portland on Saturday night

Protests outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Portland turned ugly on Saturday night as federal authorities threatened mass arrests for trespassing.

Dramatic videos posted on Twitter showed the crowd chanting: ‘No borders! No nations! Abolish deportations!’

You can watch footage of the battle that ensued right here.  According to the Daily Mail, insurgents in Portland have now been committing political violence for four days in a row…

It marked the four-straight day of protests in the city since Joe Biden’s inauguration as demonstrators make it clear that a new Democratic administration will not stop their campaign for social justice.

There they are Biden.

Go get them.

We also just witnessed a very frightening terror attack at a church in California

The FBI has launched an investigation after a bomb was thrown at an anti-LGBT church in California just weeks after the pastor received an arson attack threat.

Police and fire crews were called to the First Works Baptist Church at 2600 Tyler Avenue in El Monte in the early hours of Saturday morning to reports of an explosion.

The FBI said an improvised explosive device had been thrown at the building and it had also been covered in graffiti.

Sadly, these are not the sorts of “extremists” that the Democrats have in mind.

Instead, they appear to be very interested in identifying and “deprogramming” those that voted for Donald Trump…

A Democratic National Committee official, David Atkins, said on Twitter that “deprogramming” is needed for every one of more than 74 million people who voted for Trump on Nov. 3.

Limbaugh said they “are literally thinking of deprogramming conservatives.”

Of course it isn’t just the Biden administration that is focused on Trump supporters.  Countless private individuals have joined a growing nationwide effort to punish any individual or entity that was ever closely associated with Trump…

It’s why the left is cheering Big Tech’s embrace of cancel culture and pushing cable providers to stop airing One America News Network, Newsmax and other “conservative influencers.”

It’s why the so-called Trump Accountability Project, which seeks to prevent administrations officials from gainful employment, is not widely denounced for the thuggery that it is and why 250 publishing professionals feel comfortable circulating a “No Book Deals for Traitors” petition that says former Trump officials shouldn’t be allowed to publish their works. It’s also why Harvard students think it’s reasonable to circulate a letter demanding the revocation of degrees earned by Republicans who questioned the 2020 election, and why MoveOn.org demands that the Senate not give Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley any committee assignments.

Now that the Democrats have full power in Washington, it is open season on Trump and all of his supporters.

But the truth is that the vast majority of the civil unrest over the past year has been caused by radicals on the left, and it is only going to get worse in the months and years to come.

For the past 12 months, there has been political violence somewhere in America on an almost nightly basis.  But because leftists are involved 99 percent of the time, the corporate media generally ignores most of it.

You can’t just be against political violence when the other side does it.  I am very strongly against all of the rioting, looting, arson and vandalism that we have been witnessing.  The attacks on police stations, courthouses and federal buildings need to stop.

Sadly, it appears that the people committing most of the political violence will be handled with kid gloves by this new administration.

Meanwhile, those that have politically incorrect religious and political views will be demonized as “extremists” and will be specifically targeted under the new law that Congress is about to pass.

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Will The Mediterranean Become A ‘Turkish Lake’ Again?

by Andrew Bieszad on January 23, 2021 in FeaturedGeneral

The Ottoman empire, even as early as the 14th century, was a naval power that rose to prominence in the 16th century at her height when the Mediterranean became a “Turkish lake”. This culminated at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, which while not annihilating the Ottoman Empire as a naval power, put her as a naval power into terminal decline that has not since seriously reversed.

Following the US victory in World War II, through the Gladio program the US and Germany began building Turkey into a military power so that she would act as a counterbalance to Soviet influence in the Caucasus, Balkans, and Middle East. The program was arguably a success, but with one small problem- it prepared the way for the revival of the Ottoman Empire that menaced Europe for centuries.

Now with Turkey approaching her centennial celebration as a ‘secular’ state, and with Erdogan’s visions of reviving the Ottoman Empire at hand, the Daily Sabah reports that Turkey is boasting that she is one of ten nations in the world who can construct and build her own battleships, and that she has cut an agreement with Pakistan to do just that.

resident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Saturday that Turkey is among 10 countries that can design, build and maintain their own warships.

“We will bolster our navy power in five years with five major projects,” Erdoğan said during a speech at the launch ceremony of an Istanbul frigate.

Along with the launch of the Istanbul frigate, the ceremony also marked the groundbreaking of the third ship to be constructed for the Pakistani navy under the MILGEM project. Erdoğan pointed out the exceptional defense relations between the two countries, which “has great potential.”

“We are moving a historical brotherhood between Turkey and Pakistan one step further. Just like Turkey, Pakistan also struggles against many terrorist threats in a difficult region. I believe that both countries can help each other in defying these threats,” he said.

The Pakistan Navy signed a contract with Turkey’s Military Factory and Shipyard Management Corporation (ASFAT) in July 2018 to acquire four MILGEM-class ships.

The MILGEM project was initiated in 2000 to locally design and build a fleet of multipurpose corvettes and frigates that will replace older ships. Turkey has built four corvettes so far in line with the program, namely the TCG Heybeliada, the TCG Büyükada, the TCG Burgazada and the TCG Kınalıada, while the fifth vessel, the first MILGEM I-class frigate of its kind, the Istanbul Frigate, was recently added to the inventory of the Turkish military with Saturday’s ceremony.

Speaking about naval capabilities, Erdoğan hinted at some details of the new projects, signaling major improvements in the Turkish navy’s submarine, aircraft carrier and naval defense capacity.

He said a new aircraft carrier, which will be designed indigenously, will promote Turkey to the top league in the naval field. Gökdeniz systems, the naval equivalent of Korkut low-altitude air defense, will be added to the inventory of the Turkish military with the Istanbul frigate, he added. (source)

The Ottoman Empire never died. It just went dormant, waiting for its revival at the right time in history.

With Turkey on the rise again, it is not an unreasonable question to ask if she will again make an attempt to repeat the past, and in that, attempting to conquer the Mediterranean and assert not just political, but religious authority over it in the name of Islam.

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WASHINGTON DC EXISTS RIGHT NOW IN A STATE OF WAR WITH ARMED TROOPS PATROLLING THE STREETS AS PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the District of Columbia. Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 100 percent Federal funding.

by Geoffrey Grider January 11, 2021

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the District of Columbia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement the District’s response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the 59th Presidential Inauguration from January 11 to January 24, 2021.

 

It is absolutely breathtaking watching all the news stories coming across the wire, each new headline trumpeting the latest disaster in a nation that is literally coming apart at the seams. The fear coming out of Washington DC tonight is so palpable, if I open my north-facing windows I can smell it all the way from down here in the free state of Florida.

“Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.” Ezekiel 33:2-4 (KJB)

The Democrats, so consumed with their lust for power in light of their sweeping, across the board political victories are way overplaying their hand and now look like they are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Twitter, having banished President Trump is now experiencing a massive stock drop, as millions rise up against them to protest their squelching of free speech. The pushback against the fascist social media overlords is actually having an effect, so keep up the pressure, they can be defeated.

Pelosi and her brown shirts demanding either Trump get the 25th Amendment or be impeached is causing a rift even within the Democrat party. The FBI is now warning of a ‘huge uprising’ of American citizens who are rightly rejecting what they see happening right now. It look just like either a pathetic, Third World banana republic, or the greatest nation on earth being squeezed to death by the judgment of Almighty God. You pick.

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.” Thomas JeffersonMonticello 1787

The very air we are breathing right now is crackling with electricity, something really big is coming and everyone from the farmers in the wheat fields of Kansas, all the way up to the hedge fund titans in their steel and glass towers in every major city knows something is about to break loose. Something tells me that Trump has not played his final card yet, stay tuned.

President Donald J. Trump Approves District of Columbia Emergency Declaration

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the District of Columbia.

THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS EXPECTED ON TUESDAY TO TAKE UP A MEASURE CALLING ON VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND MEMBERS OF TRUMP’S CABINET TO INVOKE A PROCESS UNDER THE 25TH AMENDMENT, WHICH ALLOWS FOR THE REMOVAL OF A PRESIDENT DEEMED UNFIT TO FULFILL THEIR DUTIES. DEMOCRATIC HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI SAID ON MONDAY THAT THE PRESIDENT POSES AN “IMMINENT THREAT” TO THE NATION AND “MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY”.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 100 percent Federal funding.

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THE PURGE: PARLER IS DOWN AS APPLE AND GOOGLE THREATENS TO DEPLATFORM FREE SPEECH SITE WHILE TWITTER PERMANENTLY SUSPENDS TRUMP’S ACCOUNT

Apple wrote to Parler executives Friday telling them it had received complaints about “objectionable content,” according to BuzzFeed, “accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021 that led (among other things) to loss of life, numerous injuries, and the destruction of property. The app also appears to continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities.” If Parler doesn’t comply, the app will be removed from the App Store. Activist group Sleeping Giants had called on both Apple and Google to ban Parler from their app stores in response to posts calling for violence against elected officials.

by Geoffrey Grider January 8, 2021

Apple and Google are facing new pressure to deplatform Parler, a social network founded as a less moderated and more conservative-friendly alternative to Facebook and Twitter. Late Friday, BuzzFeed News reported that Apple has given Parler 24 hours to put a moderation platform into place or be expelled from its App Store.

 

The radical anti-free speech Leftists that control all of the fake new media and the social media just made their move to rid the world of free thought and speech. Twitter permanently banned President Trump’s account, Facebook is moments away from doing the same thing. Parler is currently down as both Apple and Google issued the deplatform ultimatum to either censor their content or be deplatformed. The purge we’ve been warning you about has begun tonight.

The Democrats who now have the House, Senate and the White House are on a mission to not just remove President Trump from office, they want to silence each and every one of the 73 million people who voted for him. We told you this was coming on our podcast today, if you haven’t listened to it yet, we highly advise you do. Welcome to 1933.

Tech tyrants Apple and Google face pressure to deplatform Parler over calls to violence

FROM THE VERGE: Apple wrote to Parler executives Friday telling them it had received complaints about “objectionable content,” according to BuzzFeed, “accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021 that led (among other things) to loss of life, numerous injuries, and the destruction of property. The app also appears to continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities.” If Parler doesn’t comply, the app will be removed from the App Store.

ACTIVIST GROUP SLEEPING GIANTS HAD CALLED ON BOTH APPLE AND GOOGLE TO BAN PARLER FROM THEIR APP STORES IN RESPONSE TO POSTS CALLING FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST ELECTED OFFICIALS.

As evidence, the group posted screenshots of Parler posts calling for Vice President Mike Pence to face a firing squad and encouraging “American Patriots” to return to the capital on January 19th “carrying Our weapons.”

The group points out that both Google and Apple have clear rules against violent threats and moderation of content. Apple’s App Store says apps must have “a method for filtering objectionable material from being posted” and “a mechanism to report offensive content.” Google’s Play Store bars apps that “depict or facilitate gratuitous violence or other dangerous activities,” and that “we don’t allow apps that contain or facilitate threats, harassment, or bullying.”

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January 6: A Crossroads Not Just for USA, But for Prophecy As Well

BY MARK DAVIDSON on JANUARY 4, 2021 • ( 0 )

We as a Christian prophecy community are watching for the Second Signpost.
Two days from now, January 6, 2021, will be a day of crossroads—not only for the United States but interestingly for contemporary prophecy as well.


USA At a Crossroad
Because of the advance of evil in this country in the form of generally collectivism, and more specifically Marxism, the US has come to this point where the constitutional republic may actually be lost.


If you doubt its most current form working in this country, look no further than the “woke” community with its charges of racism and forcing of transgenderism. Marxism needs a victim class and a rich class. Since the American worker is generally happy, Marxists had to create a new victim/rich class—that is, women, minorities, and immigrants being the “victims” to racist white men. Ridiculous, but nevertheless there it is.


Marxism is evil due to its envy manifesting as theft of private property, and extreme pride resulting in wholesale murder. Mankind has witnessed in the last century a couple dozen times in which it was tried and it always resulted in misery and murder. And now its extreme pride which causes its proponents to say everyone must think the way they do, has compromised the elections in six “battleground” states: Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Nevada.


The courts won’t touch these lawsuits either due to the courts themselves are leftists, or they are conservatives afraid of being attacked in their private, personal lives.


So it has come down to January 6, the date at which both houses of Congress will certify, or not, the electors coming from the states.


Trump could still win reelection if the Republicans have a spine or if they all cared. And this is the danger—historically Republicans have only cared about themselves or don’t believe in anything. This is why over the last hundred years as the Left advanced their agenda every time the Presidency and Congress was theirs, these advances were not rolled back but allowed to stay whenever the Presidency and Congress were Republican.


And if the Presidency and Senate is won by the Left that may spell the end of the republic because the Left has got to the place where it will not let go of power. As Mark Levin said, we are staring at an abyss. States will be added, the Supreme Court will be packed, the Senate filibuster will be ended, and the Electoral College will be assaulted.


Of course, the Left winning has a direct impact on the Second Signpost, for the CCP-compromised Biden and his cronies may very well let Iran run out over the Middle East because the CCP told them to. What if there was no one to stop the ram because the only power that could was compromised by another power?


Prophecy At a Crossroad
The prophecy community that visits this website is in some ways a microcosm of evangelical Christianity in general in this country. Both here and in the country as a whole, opinions vary as to what will happen here in this country in the years prior to Christ’s return.


There are two camps. One says the USA is headed to judgment if we do not repent. The other says great days are just ahead for the USA.


The former position is held by many. Not only that but the Four Signposts of Daniel Revisited suggest that the USA will be in trouble (I wrote about this here). The findings shown in Chronicles also show that the USA will be in deep trouble with its people descending into great poverty.


The other prophecy camp shows great optimism for the future of the USA. What would drive this idea? General optimism may be one. Another might be American hubris which is driven by the normalcy bias. Yet another I’ve seen many times are all the people claiming to be prophets giving words saying the USA will have great blessing in the years ahead.


Both camps cannot be right.


Conclusion
The events of January 6 may give us more clarity as to which path the USA will travel.
If Trump wins and the Republicans hold the Senate, we stay the present course. The USA may indeed have a few good years ahead, and the Second Signpost may happen via a war between the USA and Iran in which Iran wins.


But if Biden wins and the Left takes the Senate, this will likely be the signal that (a) the Second Signpost can proceed at any time due to Biden appeasing Iran and/or China, and (b) the end of the republic due to elements on the Left basically telling the American people elections don’t matter and normal Americans responding to this challenge.


If the Left wins the election and takes over, time may show us all the contemporary prophecies telling us of America’s future wealth and power are all for naught.
January 6 indeed gives us a crossroad.

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Russia Furious At Azerbaijan After Helicopter Shot Down

by Andrew Bieszad on January 4, 2021 in FeaturedGeneral

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh is far from over. While Azerbaijan may have one, Russia’s entrance into Armenia is the beginning of potentially something much more serious.

Armenia and Azerbaijan were both part of the Soviet Union until her breakup in 1991. Azerbaijan, a Shiite Muslim nation culturally influenced by the Persians, ethnically influenced by the various Caucasus peoples, and linguistically influenced by the Turks, has since given her full support to Turkey, and she has openly expressed a desire to be annexed by the Turks. Armenia is hated by Turkey, who has made clear with her recent encirclement of Armenia following the capture of Nagorno-Karabakh that by her actions she is preparing to isolate and “finish the job” that she began in 1914. Armenia, however much she does not like the Russians, is also part of the CSTO, or a Russian attempt at her own NATO, and while really powerless, is there to be a thorn in the side of the Turks for the Russians. Meanwhile, Putin has made clear that since he equivocates Russian glory with Stalin and the USSR, his words and actions show attempts to rebuild the Red Giant.

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, with a Russia trying to revive the USSR and an Ottoman ghost attempting to summon herself from the grave of history, sets up a scenario for a clash of major powers, between the first and second largest militaries in Europe and the second and seventh most powerful militaries in the world. Considering how Turkey has NATO and specifically, US and German backing, given that they are the first and ninth most powerful militaries, it has the potential to make any conflict between Russia and Turkey more interesting.

Just hours before a peace agreement was to be signed between Azerbaijan and Moscow, a Russian aircraft was shot down. While the Azeri government has apologized and offered to pay for it amid other concessions, it is being reported by Reuters that Russia is treating it as a case of murder.

Russian military investigators are now treating the Nov. 9 downing of a helicopter over Armenia as “wilful murder”, a more serious charge than the previous “death through negligence”, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing a source.

A Russian Mi-24 helicopter was shot down over Armenia near the border with a region belonging to Azerbaijan, killing two crew members and injuring another, just few hours before a Moscow-brokered peace deal over Nagorno-Karabakh was reached.

Heavy fighting between Azerbaijan, which has the political backing of Turkey, and ethnic Armenian forces over the mountainous region had been raging for six weeks at the time of the incident.

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said Azeri forces shot down the helicopter by accident, expressing apologies to Moscow and a readiness to pay compensation.

Interfax said on Monday, citing the source, that a case had initially been opened into a potential infringement of flying regulations that had resulted in deaths through negligence.

The reported switch to a murder charge, which could lead to a sentence of life imprisonment for those held responsible, may complicate relations between Moscow and Azerbaijan.

The conflict has tested Moscow’s influence in the South Caucasus, a swath of the former Soviet Union it views as vital to defending its own southern flank. (source)

While one cannot confirm anything, one must say that the timing is highly suspicious, especially since portraying Azerbaijan as the ‘aggressor’ may be a card Russia tries to use to force influence into that nation, up to and including potentially declaring war against her. However, the main target would not be Azerbaijan, but Turkey, since Russia wants what she considers “her territories” from the USSR back, but also to prohibit further expansion of a nascent Ottoman Empire that through Azerbaijan would have control over the oil sands of Baku and given new construction developments, passage into Central Asia, another bloc of nations under Russian control.

The world right now bears an increasing semblance to the world pre-World War I, where nations were scrambling against each other over small territories, building up troops and with tensions brooding between them, eventually breaking into the First World War. However, the difference was that major technologies then were the machine gun and poison gas. This time it is robotics, artificial intelligence, and computers, which is far more dangerous.

It will be interesting to see where this conflict goes and how Russia responds, given the trends toward war and potentially grave responses from either side.

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Turkmenistan Prepares To Build New Highway Network Connecting Turkey To Central Asia And East Asia

by Andrew Bieszad on January 3, 2021 in FeaturedGeneral

Turkmenistan is one of the most centrally controlled nations in the world, akin to North Korea. This nation, home of President Gurbanguly Berkhimudrov who recently declared that licorice root could cure COVID, has put forth a new plan to build a highway network connecting Turkey, beginning at the Caspian Sea coastline, by road to Afghanistan by both auto and railway networks.

The project to construct the new highway linking Turkmenistan with its neighbours is being prioritised by the country’s government. The new transport corridor will connect Turkmenistan with Afghanistan in one direction, and with Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey in the other.

The project involves the construction of both road as well as rail links. The route runs from Torgundi in Afghanistan, which lies close to the border with Turkmenistan. From the border, the route links Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat with the Caspian Sea port at Turkmenbashi. The sea crossing to Azerbaijan’s commercial centre and key port of Baku then will link by road to Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and finally to Turkey’s commercial centre, Istanbul. Many of the road links in Turkey forming part of the route have already been constructed.

Financing worth US$2.4 billion for the Ashgabat to Turkmenabat highway project was secured for the project previously. The 20-year loan was provided by the Central Bank of Turkmenistan. (source)

Whether or not this highway will actually be build is another issue. However, it illustrates a trend that is happening, and given the geopolitics of the area, may be funded or forced to continue by foreign powers, namely the US, Turkey, and Germany.

I have noted for a while now that the world is fighting, albeit ‘silently’, for control over Central Asia because it is tied to the future of trade as well as the viability of Russia as a world power. Russia may be large, but most of her power does not come from historical Russia west of the Urals. It rather comes from Siberia, and her vast resources to mine or extract and sell. Russia, as I have noted and many other people as well, does not really have an economy save for the production of cheap weapons for questionable leaders in poor nations and the extraction of raw materials. Mackinder wrote this as far back as 1900, saying that in addition to resources, controlling Central Asia places its controller- Russia -in the position of holding influence over the major economic and imperial movements between east and west that have historically defined global geopolitics.

Russia’s control on Central Asia is slipping, and has been since the days of the USSR. It was the region where the “Great Game” was largely played between the British and Russian Empires, and while it ‘tightened’ its control during the Soviet years, after the fall of the USSR it loosened and has continued to become weaker.

At the same time, Turkey, the US, Germany, and China have all stepped in to try to put their own influence in the region. The most successful has been with NATO, where economic railway and highway initiatives have began a serious process of connecting a highly-developed Turkey that continues to become more technologically advanced to the Far East, because that is where this is moving- a race to rebuild the Silk Road just like in the days of the Roman Empire, connecting as far away as Ireland and theoretically “Rome” (in the historical sense) to all parts of Asia including Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, and New Delhi.

China and Russia are attempting a Chinese version of this called the “belt and road initiative”, but it has run into many setbacks. This is not to say that China is not pursuing it, but that right now, the question is who will be able to connect east to west fastest?

Russia is in an interesting position because she has technically connnected east to west by her railway lines. However, since the tracks used run on a different standard that those of the rest of the world, plus how may tracks and roads have significantly deteriorated (such as the saying in Russian “there are two problems in Russia: Fools and roads”). She is threatened by both NATO in the West and China in the East, for as much as she is an “ally” of China, China also is a direct threat to her Siberian holding, which like France’s African holdings that she controls through currency manipulation of the West and Central African Francs, if she loses Siberia, she loses control over her nation.

Meanwhile, Turkey is set on rebuilding the Ottoman Empire, and be it Erdogan still in power or another, the fact is that the Ottoman menace never died but is resurrecting. While she fights with NATO, Turkey is also a historical German and US ally, a major counterweight against the Russians, and given the support in building roads from Europe to Asia circumventing Russia, there is a very real, strong chance that Turkey could actually “beat” the Russians here.

Hence this is why the outcome of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is so important. It’s more than just a squabble over territory. Rather, if one looks at the physical railroad- and by extension highway or future highway lines -there are several outcomes.

First, given the closeness between Azerbaijan and Turkey, and the fact that Azerbaijan has admitted she wants essentially to be absorbed by Turkey, the Azeri victory over Armenia creates a direct path from Turkey to the Oil Sands of Baku and the Caspian Sea, which is right across from Turkmenistan, and just so happens to be where this new railway and road lines are being planned will go to.

Second, what is happening is a continual “cutting out” of Armenia from economic life. Armenia is already isolated, considering that the current BTC (Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan) railway line literally goes in about a 270 degree semicircle around Armenia. The victory over Armenia has officially cut off Armenia’s southern corridor by the Aras River, meaning that Armenia is now fully surrounded by Turkey and her Azeri ally. She is, for all purposes, a country in a country, with no way out to another land that is not Turkey. This is a typical strategy of ‘encirclement’, and given Turkey’s no-secret denial of the Armenian massacres and her hatred of Christianity and the Armenians, is bad news for the future, because it means that Turkey is likely looking to “finish the job” from last century.

Third, Turkey’s power as an economic machine due to these factors is going to rapidly increase because looking at a map, there are only two ways to the Far East From Europe- either go through Russia (not an option), or go through Turkey, and since NATO has chosen the latter, this is why Turkey is reviving. Her position is bolstering her return as a world power, and in a competition with Russia, the Nagorno-Karabakh “nail” is one more in the building of the railway to Asia.

The next decade is going to be a decade of escalation, and there are going to be many sub-trends within this. These developments in the small, isolated, and largely crumbling nation of Turkmenistan are not to be separated from what is going on in the rest of the world, for this is more than just a road, but about the construction of a revived Ottoman Empire, and is as relevant to the conflicts in the Middle East, with Russia, with China, and around the world more than ever before today.

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NOW GET READY FOR A VERY FRAIL JOE BIDEN TO BECOME THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT AS KAMALA HARRIS AND THE PROGRESSIVES PREPARE TO TAKE EVERYTHING OVER

Are you starting to see the picture now? Joe Biden has to win, as crooked as it may be, because the New World Order cannot rise under Donald Trump, but let me tell you something else. No matter who is actually president, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris or Donald Trump, it all takes you to the same place eventually. Who was it that created Operation Warp Speed and the Messenger 33 coronavirus vaccine that leads you to the Mark of the Beast? Trump. Who was it that created the Abraham Accords that will lead you to the Daniel 9:27 (KJB) covenant? Trump. All these things are happening because God’s judgment is active and working to accomplish His will.

by Geoffrey Grider December 15, 2020

Now the last free nation on earth, America, is going to take its place in line along with all the other nations in the New World Order, so that God’s judgment will be fulfilled.

I want to write today to everyone that is feeling anger, hurt and/or confusion over the drama that is being played out across America right now with this stolen election, and remind you of a few very important things you might have forgotten or overlooked. Did the Democrats steal this election? Absolutely, no question about it, but it goes deeper than the Democrats and Progressives and their plan to create a Marxist state. What is happening right now is the active judgment of God, and we told you to prepare yourself for it. Don’t be so surprised that it’s here.

“Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.” Daniel 2:20-22 (KJB)

For over a decade now, we here at Now The End Begins have told you of the plan by the global elites of the Deep State to bring in the New World Order, a plan that went fully active in 2020. Please allow me to remind you of the original banner art we placed on NTEB back from the very beginning in 2009, here it is, take a look, and pay close attention to what is written in the bottom left hand corner:

So you see, none of what happening right now is new, this has always been the plan and it has been steadily unfolding since the start of the 20th century. When God placed Donald Trump into office in 2016, as we told you would happen, we also told you that it was a global judgment on the world. Why? Because now the last free nation on earth, America, is going to take its place in line along with all the other nations in the New World Order, so that God’s judgment will be fulfilled. This is what the Great Reset is all about, and America has to fall in order to bring that about.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:9 (KJB)

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.” Zephaniah 3:8,9 (KJB)

Are you starting to see the picture now? Joe Biden has to win, as crooked as it may be, because the New World Order cannot rise under Donald Trump, but let me tell you something else. No matter who is actually president, Joe BidenKamala Harris or Donald Trump, it all takes you to the same place eventually. Who was it that created Operation Warp Speed and the Messenger 33 coronavirus vaccine that leads you to the Mark of the Beast? Trump. Who was it that created the Abraham Accords that will lead you to the Daniel 9:27 (KJB) covenant? Trump. All these things are happening because God’s judgment is active and working to accomplish His will. Joe Biden and Donald Trump ultimately take you to the same place, it’s just that you feel better with Trump. Don’t get mad at me for telling you the truth.

“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” Galatians 4:16 (KJB)

The coming year of 2021 will be many times more intense that 2020 has been so far, with the stakes far greater and higher. In 2021 we will see the Messenger 33 vaccine made mandatory, the establishment of Green, Yellow and Red occupation zones, and foreign troops from nations like China and Russia will soon be stationed outside our borders. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to give away the store to the Marxists, that’s a guarantee. So you need to resolve in your mind right now what you believe, and what side you are on.

Let your passion burn for the things of the Lord, not the things of this world. Jesus gives out no crowns for American patriotism at the Judgment Seat of Christ, and when the Bible tells you that all the nations of the world will come against Israel, that’s means all the nations of the world including the United States of America. God has only ever made a covenant with one nation, Israel, America has no such covenant with God, and never did. 2 Chronicles 7:14 can only be applied to one nation, Israel. You are deluded and deceived if you think that verse will ever apply to America, it won’t.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJB)

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Turkey’s Aspiration To Create Its Own NATO

by Ted on November 27, 2020 in FeaturedGeneralHighlight

By Theodore Shoebat

Turkey’s foreign policy has less to do with dealing with the things foreign and more to do with making foreign things Turkish. The goal of Turkey, as we have been saying on this website for over a decade now, is the revival of the Ottoman Empire as part of the ideology of neo-Ottomanism. The Turks want to establish a Turkic union, or really the creation of a Turkish NATO, consisting of a confederacy of Turkic countries alongside Arab countries that were once under Ottoman control. Turkey’s military presence in Syria is not about fighting terrorism — this is merely the pretext — but about expanding the power of Ankara and ultimately establishing empire. If this were not the case, then Turkey would not be building banks, flying its flag in government buildings, utilizing Turkish curriculum in schools, or having Syrian rebels pose in front of a flag of the Ottoman Empire, in Syria. This is exactly what has been occurring in Syria with this conspicuous Turkish imperialism. As we read in a report from the Greek City Times:

Although Erdoğan claims to support the unity of the Syrian state, this has not deterred him from illegally opening Turkish banks in northern Syria, putting the Turkish lira into circulation, flying the Turkish flag on Syrian government buildings, using the Turkish education curriculum in Syrian schools, or from having Free Syrian Army commanders pose with maps of the Ottoman Empire.

You can see in this photo a Free Syrian Army rebel in front of a map of the Ottoman Empire, spanning all the way into the Balkans:

Turkey wants to form its own NATO — or really its own hegemony — and signs of this are already seen in the Turkic Council, or an organization of Turkic countries, consisting of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. What is fascinating is that Hungary is listed as an observer state of the Turkic Council since Victor Orban is actually a pan-Turanian who believes that Hungarians and Turks have ethnic ties. Victor Orbin believes that “Hungary can offer the Turkic Council a connection to Europe.” Orban has even described Hungary as “Christian Turkish lands.” Orbin has also affirmed that Turkey is at the foundation for Hungary’s security: “Turkey’s stability is an assurance of Hungary’s security. Hungary’s foreign policy is to be framed in a triangle of Istanbul, Moscow and Berlin.” Orbin was the most vocal political official within EU who was against the EU’s taking in of migrants, but he is also a major supporter of Turkey, not just policy wise, but on an ideological level as well.

Orban and his ilk subscribe to the racial ideology of Turanism, or the belief in the superiority of the Turkic races. In 2012, Orban described Hungary as “half-Asian” and stated that Hungarians are the type of people who will unite together only by force:

“Cooperation is a question of force, not of intention. Perhaps there are countries where things don’t work that way, for example in the Scandinavian countries, but such a half-Asiatic rag-tag people as we are can unite only if there is force.”

In June of 2017, Viktor Orban delivered a speech at the Hungarian-Turkish Business Forum in Ankara, to talk about the importance of relations between Hungarian and Turkish industrialists. In his speech, Orban talked about both the racial relations and the need for deeper economic ties between Turkey and Hungary:

 Turkey is in a good location, and although there are now wars on its borders, strategically it is in one of the world’s most important locations. It has an enormous private sector. Why should it pay any attention to the Hungarians – aside from friendship and the intellectually intriguing question of common origins lost in the mists of ancient history? Why should any member of its business community divert their gaze to Hungary? I believe that there is one fact which even the most successful Turkish businesspeople would be wise to consider: Hungary is a country of ten million, and we are capable of generating exports worth 110 billion dollars; meanwhile Turkey is a country of eighty million, which is capable of generating exports worth 145 billion dollars.

Later in the speech Orban again brought up a common racial origin between Hungarians and Turks:

To sum up, we have the legend of common Turkish-Hungarian origins. We have mutual respect. We have an outstanding political and personal relationship between the leaders of the two countries. We have an enormous Turkey and a strengthening Central Europe. And we have a Hungarian investment and business environment without rival in Europe.

This interconnects with the pan-Asianism of Turkey; for the Young Turks declared Turkey to be the “Japan of the Near East” (I wrote an article on pan-Asianism which can be read here). Turkey will also be playing a major role in revamping Hungary’s military. According to a 2018 report from Hungarian Spectrum:

“We know little about the conversation that took place between Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Viktor Orbán during the Turkish prime minister’s visit to Budapest a few days ago, but in the joint press conference Orbán talked about improving the Hungarian armed forces with Turkish participation. He explained that because of the poor economic conditions he faced in 2010, he was forced to curtail military spending, but now the Hungarian army is on track for a major upgrade. He intends for Turkey to play a major role in this endeavor. He added that Hungary is planning to embark on developing a robust armament industry with Turkish help.” 

Also according to Hungary Today:

…Orbán said that Hungary and Turkey would raise the level of military cooperation and build “powerful ties” in the military industry. He added that in recent decades “there have been no money or energy left to develop the military” but “we will make up for that now; Hungary’s goal is to build a modern and effective national army”.”

Peter E. Uhde talks about a military plan for Hungary that is set to be in full materialization by 2026:

“Zrínyi 2026” is the name of a ten-year defense and military development program. This includes a voluntary reserve system for territorial protection, ie homeland security.”

There has been talk amongst Turkish nationalists in the media on the formation of a Turanian army, or even a Turkish NATO, in which Turkish nations will unite under Ankara. For example, in an article published on October 27th, 2020, by the Turkish daily Türkiye,  professor Cemalettin Taşkıran, speaks of how “the Central Asian Republics” are closer now to Turkey than in any point in the history of the Ottoman Empire, stating: “In Turkish history, the periods in which the Central Asian Republics got as close [as they are today] to the Ottoman state, and later to the Republic of Turkey, and in fact, gave each other such close support, are so few as to be non-existent.” He then goes on to say that

“the regaining of nearly all of the land [Azerbaijan] had lost… pleased the entire Turkic world. It would not be wrong to say that the support that Turkey gave changed the balance in the region. Will this go on to [the formation of] a Turan Army? Inshallah it will.”

The introduction of this article speaks of how the Azeri and Turkish victory over the Armenians bolsters the position in favor of a pan-Turkish military force. Its subheading reads: “It Will Be A Global Power – It Is Early But Definitely One Day.” And before this it reads:

“The success in Karabagh has brought once again to the agenda one of the West’s greatest fears: the Turan Army. Azerbaijan, which has become stronger with the military training, joint drills, and support with armed drones that Turkey has provided, has broken Armenia’s back. This picture of success that has appeared has once again brought to life the hopes concerning a Turan Army, that would be the joint military power of the Turkic states. The Turan Army, which will be a unique option for disrupting the plots in the region, will become a leading actor on every issue.”

In an article published on October 28th of 2020 by Yeni Çağ,nationalist Ahmet Gürsoy described this Turan army as “a kind of Turkic NATO,” and said that:

“Can it be? Yes. If we want it and we decide [to do it], it will be. Should it be? Yes to that too, it should be. It should be established, and the Turkic union should be wrapped up in a military organization and a concrete legal identity. This way all Turks will come under one single army umbrella and one single military personage. The dream, without beginning or end, of Turkish nationalists, is the great homeland: the Turan homeland may not be realized geographically. For this reason, we may not be able to geographically unite all of the Turks under a single flag as they were in their imperial periods. However, socially, by forming a legal identity, we can unite the whole Turkic union under a single flag, just as multinational companies are represented by the same flag in every corner of the world. The most striking and possible way to do this is the Turan Army.”

According to some prominent politicians in the Turkish parliament, there is a plan being conspired by Erdogan and his ilk to bring back the Caliphate to the center of the religious and political paradigm of the Islamic world. Cem Toker, the former head of the libertarian Liberal Democratic Party in Turkey, warned in an interview:

“There will be another referendum in the next four years… There is one more referendum left to come. I believe that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is assertive (on this point). My guess: the caliphate. We will ask the nation, ‘shall we bring back the caliphate or not?”

When asked by the interviewer on whether or not he was certain of what he was saying, Toker responded: “It’s a very, very great possibility, yes …March 3, 2024 is the hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the caliphate…”

The 2020s is going to be a very turbulent decade (to say the least).

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