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Analyzing the Possibility of World War III

Analyzing the Possibility of World War III 86

Thought and theories about the possible emergence of World War III have been circulating around the world since the conclusion of World War II. There has always seemed to be one event after another that seemed to present the realistic possibility of a third world war that has stimulated conversations, conspiracies and conflicts on a global scale. In most cases, though, these claims have dissolved over time and have not been able to come into fruition or even the realm of realistic possibilities.

That is, of course, until recently when US President Barack Obama began to publicly discuss the international issues and concerns that he has with the country of Syria. What started off as just political conversations has seemed to escalate over the past few months into what could very well become the starting point of World War III.

A Presidential Challenge

President Obama issued a challenge bluntly in September of 2013 to US lawmakers that clearly were still not on his side of this particular issue to approve the plan that he had developed to launch a military strike directly on the country of Syria. Based on official statements that were expressed in speeches and conferences by the President, Syria was a major threat against the international prestige of the United States of America as well.

President Obama took his stand against the politicians and lawmakers that were skeptical about this particular decision by stating that not moving forward with the attack would actually put the credibility of the United States at risk, according to a report confirmed by Reuters. That report also quoted the President as stating that the credibility of America and the US Congress is on the line simply because of the “lip service” that is given to the “notion that these international norms are important.”

How Did It All Begin?

During a recent visit to Sweden, President Obama focused on being able to build a solid case against President Bashar al-Assad of Syria for limited military action. This was primarily based on the chemical weapons attack that occurred on August 21, 2013 for which President Obama directly blamed the governmental forces that are currently active within the country of Syria. This type of attack would basically be a form of punishment directly aimed at the political regime of President Assad for the alleged deadly poisonous gas strike that was executed along with the mobilization of Syrian allies shortly thereafter.

In order to understand the level of urgency that President Obama is exhibiting when it comes to getting this attack and potential war started as soon as possible, you have to fully understand just how bad things have gotten in recent years within the country of Syria.

The Ongoing Warfare in Syria

For close to three years now, there has been an ongoing war of violence and conflict that has existed within the country of Syria. Pro-democracy protesters have been gunned down by Syrian security forces. Within a relatively short period of time, the presence of guns escalated and evolved into the emerging presence of tanks. This type of conflict intensification is what led to the uniting of protestors, which results in resolutions that were developed against Syria by the United Nations which led to the first big attack against the Syrian government by the Free Syrian army. That conflict has only grown and become much worse over time to the extent now where over 100,000 people have lost their lives because of it.

Many critics have been overly skeptical about the belief that the conflict in Syria will grow and cause World War III to erupt primarily because of the limited significance that this war has on a global scale. When it comes to the main reason why the United States and Russian governments are so concerned with this particular issue, it appears that it may have more to do with the condition of their international alliances.

A Potential Alliance with Russia

As is the case is with the past two World Wars that were both recorded during the 20th century, President Obama reached out to another world power for additional support when it came to his proposed idea of an attack on Syria.

For instance, he reached out to President Vladimir Putin of Russia, hoping that he would provide a substantial amount of support when it came to this proposed attack against President Assad and Syria. Even though it may have seemed as if he had plenty of time to have a change of heart, he did not take that opportunity to do so and continued to seek this support. Based on news reports that were released around the same time, it appeared as if President Putin was somewhat in agreement with President Obama. However, there were several stipulations that he openly acknowledged that stood in the way.

Even though President Putin was able to openly admit the significant rippling effect that an international compromise based on a Syrian attack would cause on a global scale, he also admitted that he was not in complete disagreement with the idea of offering backup support from Russia to the US through military action against Syria. However, since he was preparing to host an international summit consisting of world leaders at the time, the Russian President also took the time to remind President Obama that to go through with any type of action against Syria without the authorization and support of the United Nations (UN) is not legal whatsoever.

A Potential Alliance with France

France, a country that has been a major ally with the United States in the previous two world wars as well, has also made a clear stand on this issue by supporting the US President’s decision to strike against Syria as soon as possible. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Prime Minister of France, has stated several times in recent interviews that he feels the same way as President Obama does when it comes to the international threats and risks that will be created if such an attack is not executed in a timely fashion.

According to one report released by Reuters in September, Prime Minister Ayrault was quoted as saying that refusing to act in this manner would endanger “peace and security” within the entire area. He went on to say that there would no longer be any type of credibility for the international commitments that were formed against the non-proliferation of global weapons of mass destruction in that case, according to Al Arabiya.

How Has Syria Responded?

What exactly has been the response of the Syrian government to these proposed actions?  Recent reports and interviews with top officials of this country’s government have clearly proven that they are fully prepared to move forward with a retaliation and counterattack should the need for one arise in the near future even though doing so would clearly create a foundation for the future development and initiation of World War III.

Faisal Muqdad, the deputy foreign minister of Syria, stated that the Syrian regime is fully prepared to respond in this way to any type of attack that is issued by the United States and has vowed to not change this position regardless of the consequences that it may cause. This potential intervention would be used as an official counter attack which would more than likely escalate into the third World War. Deputy Foreign Minister Muqdad was quoted as saying that this decision was made by the Syrian government based on the simple principle that “no Syrian can sacrifice the independence of his country,” according to AFP. Even though he did not explain any details about the specific measures that will be taken against the United States government during the interview with AFP, he did reluctantly state that his country had “taken every measure to retaliate against…an aggression.”

The Necessary Precautions

Even though the official US attack has still not been authorized by the United States government or supported officially by the United Nations as of yet, this delay has not prevented the Syrian government from taking the necessary precautions to make sure that they are prepared for action in the near future. The Syrian regime has actually already begun mobilizing its allies just in case the potential strike really does take place. While President Obama continues to work hard on his end to lobby Congress into backing this type of aggressive intervention through warfare and the parliament of France continues to debate about which side of the issue they would like to place their country’s government, it is clear that the Syrian government is already taking the steps necessary to retaliate and defend themselves regardless of the outcome.

The Complication of Plans

It is important to keep in mind that the intervention of the United States into Syria was discussed long before the chemical weapons in Syria were even used. Therefore, the true issue clearly deals more with the condition of the alliances and how the Syrian government may possibly be compromising it. A destabilized region at the border of Israel is a major concern for Israel and the United States a swell. Keep in mind that Russia has been an ally of Syria for quite some time now. There have been many other countries throughout the Middle East that have tried to work out deals and alternative plans with each other when it comes to natural gases and energy sanctions. The continuous conflict that is taking place within Syria complicates all of these plans, so nipping it in the bud theoretically seems to be the most effective option that remains.

Will World War III Actually Occur?

Even though it may seem as if there will definitely be a third World War that erupts due to the continuous conflict that is taking place within Syria and President Obama’s determination to do something about it, the odds are that it will not advance to that point. It is clear that a third World War is not probable. However, reports have confirmed that the eruption of this war is definitely possible.

As mentioned earlier, Syrian government officials have already stated that they do not have a problem with getting the ball of World War III rolling as a course of retaliation and a solid counterattack against the United States. Therefore, if and when President Obama is able to get the backing support and approval that he needs to move forward with this type of international attack, there is a strong possibility that a major war could erupt as a result of these actions. Many people may consider Syria as being a microscopic concern when compared to the major world power of the United States, but it is more important to take into consideration the alliances that Syria has been able to establish throughout history with three other major world powers – China, Iran and Russia. If either one of those three world powers decides to get involved by supporting a Syrian retaliation, the chances of a third World War will exponentially increase.

The Bottom Line

Does this necessarily mean that the entire world should erupt into a global panic?  Should the citizens and soldiers of Syria and the United States become prepared and start planning for another global war to erupt in the near future?  At this point, it is still too early to determine what the next step should be primarily because nothing solid has been confirmed or approved as of yet. As mentioned earlier, President Obama is still trying to get Congress the approval that he needs to move forward with this attack against Syria. Even if Congress decides to go with it, the US government will still need to receive approval from the United Nations to make this type of move.

Therefore, it is possible that this Syrian conflict may cause World War III to occur. On the other hand, it is also very possible that the conflict will continue within Syria alone without any intervention from the United States or any other government or world power for that matter. The world will just have to wait and see what happens.

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China has officially proposed a global “mark” with a barcode for the coronavirus!

China has officially proposed a global "mark" with a barcode for the coronavirus! 99

Are we seeing a global “mark” being unveiled in front of our eyes on the occasion of the coronavirus, the pandemic that threatens to change lives globally? One after another, the signs of the imposition of a global system of control of humanity are appearing.

China has officially proposed a global "mark" with a barcode for the coronavirus! 100

This time, not by “accident”, but by the Chinese President Xi Jinping himself (the country where the pandemic started) who clearly proposed the imposition of QR codes (of the well-known barcode) on the entire population so that, according to him to “improve trade and travel” affected by the coronavirus.

A “mark” to travel or make trade deals

Speaking during the G20 summit, the Chinese president said:

“As we try to control the virus, we need to restore the security and smooth running of global industry and the supply chain,” the Chinese president told a G20 teleconference on Saturday, referring to the need to “reduce tariffs and barriers.” “trade” and “liberalization” of trade in critical medical products to go on to say that to do so must create mechanisms that will simplify the flow of products and services at a time when it is being tested for coronavirus.

This can come in the form of QR codes that will contain information about each person’s health status, Xi said.

“China has proposed a global mechanism for a universally accepted health certification process based on nucleic acid testing and QR codes that will be universally accepted. We hope that more and more countries will accept this mechanism. “

In fact, supporters of the “new era” and the new “big restart” are no longer in hiding, but say so openly as the Chinese president, one of the main proponents of globalization:

A commonly agreed health certificate that will be valid in all countries of the world and that will be in the form of a barcode for everyone to carry it on, without which they will not be able to make trade agreements or, of course, travel.

And of course, because nothing is accidental, the first mention of a global marking system for our health always fell elsewhere, but at the World Economic Forum (WEF) where the so-called ‘CovidPass’ was proposed to restore tourism and travel which affected by the pandemic.

The book “Covid-19: The Great Reset” also sprang from the World Economic Forum. Everything is interconnected but the worst thing is that no one is hiding “anymore but they say it clearly:

Imposition of a global control system for our good and our health.

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Axis of disasters in November 2020: The Unknown is approaching at the end of November

Axis of disasters in November 2020: The Unknown is approaching at the end of November 101

2020 has been a difficult year for many people. We have already managed to wait out several negative periods, but in November the last one will begin – the axis of disasters.

The time has come to shed some light on what awaits us in late autumn and early winter.

What is the axis of disasters

There are two very important stars in the sky, symbolizing the beginning and end of any business and process – Aldebaran and Antares, respectively. They are located almost directly opposite each other and the imaginary line between them symbolizes this very axis of catastrophes. When some planets fall on this axis, various problems, disasters, man-made disasters begin to occur in the world.

The axis of catastrophes is often associated, for example, with the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the Tianshan earthquake, the earthquake in China in 1556, and the September 11 terrorist attack in the United States. The astrologer notes that this axis is associated precisely with global problems that have arisen due to human activities, our imprudence. Sometimes the axes of catastrophes are associated with diseases, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Axis of disasters in November 2020

In 2020, the last period in which the planets will begin to actively interact with the axis of catastrophes will begin on November 30 and end on December 4. It will be a very dangerous time.

No one can predict exactly what problems, disasters and aggravation of troubles can await us. It is logical to assume that this could be new political unrest, clashes of interests of various segments of the population.

Try to visit mass events and public places as little as possible. No one is canceling the increased caution regime for coronavirus either. Most likely, these days the number of cases may increase. Take care of yourself, your loved ones and do not risk your health. Make informed decisions and don’t blindly follow other people. Look at everything from your own experience and remain calm: if increased anxiety interferes with making informed decisions, it is better to limit the flow of news.

An extended Astrological view

November 20 stands out, when there will be a new moon, and Jupiter will enter Capricorn and launch some kind of global transformation cycle that will last right up to April 5. The astrologer does not specify what kind of transformation it will be, but in the end all this will lead to the cancellation of the struggle against COVID. That is, either the virus will die by April 5, or the main fighters against it will depart. 

But before this glorious moment, there will be a lunar eclipse on November 30, after which there will be a kind of eclipse corridor until December 14, which in itself is not healthy from the point of view of astrology. Another problem is that at this moment the star Antares will enter the sign of Scorpio, which is practically a guarantee of some major war. 

The astrologer mentioned China especially, because there will be some kind of drama – either the yuan will collapse, or everything will collapse. It will be somehow unexpected for everyone. 

Also, December 14th will go down in world history with some kind of global disclosure – people will receive an answer to a question that has been asked for decades. But what kind of question the astrologer again does not specify and only makes the assumption that either the government will merge something about the aliens, or the aliens will land themselves. It is also possible with the disclosure of some kind of world conspiracy, about which everyone seems to guess, then mostly in the kitchen and unofficially. And then, as it were, everything secret will become apparent. 

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Secrets of symbolism of Dürer’s apocalyptic engraving “Four Horsemen”: What the genius wanted to tell

Secrets of symbolism of Dürer's apocalyptic engraving "Four Horsemen": What the genius wanted to tell 102
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Albrecht Dürer is a painter and printmaker who is generally considered the greatest German Renaissance painter. His work is rich in religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and, of course, engravings on copper and wood. An interesting engraving “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, in which among the depicted chaos and horror of the end of the world, there is the author’s glimmer of hope.

Dürer was a German Renaissance master, the man declared by the Venetian Renaissance painters the best painter of the kingdom in 1506.

He was born the second son of the Hungarian jeweler Albrecht Dürer the Elder, who settled in Nuremberg in 1455, and Barbara Holper. Dürer began his training as a draftsman in his father’s jewelry workshop. His precocious abilities and exceptional talent are proved by the magnificent self-portrait painted at the age of 13, as well as “Madonna Crowned by Two Angels” (made at the age of 14). 

In 1486, Dürer’s father organized the practice of his son with the woodcut painter Michael Wolgemuth, whose portrait Dürer would paint in 1516. In 1490, Dürer completed his earliest known painting, a portrait of his father, which marks the familiar characteristic style of the mature master.

Self-portrait and Madonna Durer
Self-portrait and Madonna – Albrecht Dürer

Dürer’s talent, ambition, sharp and broad intellect won him the attention and friendship of the most prominent figures of German society. He became the official court painter of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and his successor Charles V, for whom Dürer developed a number of artistic projects. In particular, for the Nuremberg town hall, the artist painted two panels depicting the four apostles with texts by Martin Luther that pay tribute to Lutheranism.

As an admirer of his compatriot Martin Schongauer, Durer revolutionized engraving, elevating it to the level of an independent art form. He expanded her tonal and dramatic range and gave the images a new conceptual basis. By the age of 30, Dürer had completed three of his most famous series of engravings on religious themes: Apocalypse, Great Passions, and The Life of the Virgin.

Dürer engravings
Dürer engravings

The impressive results in engraving led to the fact that Maximilian himself appointed Dürer a life pension – 100 guilders a year – paid from the sums annually contributed by Nuremberg to the imperial treasury.

The art of engraving reveals the talented soul of Durer, rich in images and secret accumulated treasures of the heart. Durer is the most profound and greatest poet-artist that art history could only know.

“Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”

There is a fantastic series of woodcuts in 1498 in Dürer’s work. Dürer’s Apocalypse was published as a book with 15 full-page illustrations, each directed to a page of text. The third print from the Apocalypse, entitled The Four Horsemen, is a dramatically revised version of a passage from the book of Revelation (6: 1–8). a part of which is the iconic work – “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. 

The approaching end of the 15th century gave rise to rumors about the approaching end of the world. Therefore, all natural and climatic phenomena in the form of comets, eclipses, floods and epidemics were certainly associated in the minds of the people with the end of the world. The scenes of the Apocalypse in The Four Horsemen only reinforced the prevailing eschatological mood.

Albrecht Durer Apocalypse
Albrecht Dürer – Apocalypse

Symbolism

A powerful engraving by Albrecht Durer from the late 15th century depicts the four horsemen of the apocalypse (death, famine, war and plague). The concept of the apocalypse runs through the writings of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. 

In this scene, the main message is traced – the punishment of God for the sins of mankind. Many, on the eve of the 15th century, lived under the impression that this sentence had come into force. That is why, taking advantage of the mood in society, Dürer in the period from 1496 to 1498 created 15 “apocalyptic” engravings, which were very popular. The engraving shows:

1. The first – the archer is the winner. His victory is symbolized by the white color of the horse. However, conquest brings not peace, but the tyranny of humanity. The dire consequences of this sin have prevailed in every generation since the Garden of Eden and can be seen in all walks of life (from government to family).

2. A rider holding a sword over his head symbolizes War. Scripture tells us that the second horse is bright red. This is the color of bloodshed. The rider wields a mighty sword. The tyranny seen in the first horseman leads to a large-scale lust for domination that brings the evil of war. Interestingly, Dürer represents the first two horsemen in Turkish hats, since the Turks were dangerous enemy invaders at the time.

3. Their third companion, Hunger, holds the scales. Dürer places the third rider and his black horse in the center of the engraving. He waves a scale to measure the volume of food as if it were a weapon. The engraving also shows the economic imbalance caused by human greed.

4. The fourth horseman is Death. The fourth rider is exhausted. He rakes his prey with a pitchfork. The horse here has a pale, terrible color. “His rider was called Death.” (v.8)

5. The monster crawling after them personifies hell, where all sinners will suffer after death.

In the Bible, these horsemen appear in turn. Therefore, the artists who illustrated it before always depicted them separately. Dürer first combined them in one composition

Not a very pleasant plot. But Durer gives people hope! The whole sky shines with the Gospel! There is a sign of the presence of God on the engraving. The rays from His halo can be seen in the upper left corner. 

The Angel of the Lord hovers over the entire stage. The left hand practically touches the sword – and this is a symbol of the fact that although the destruction is great and sweeping, God sees everything. The angel’s hand blesses. The evil of sin will continue to the end of the ages, but God will not leave His children.

Looking at the work “The Four Horsemen” it is not difficult to imagine the furor and horror that the engraving caused among Durer’s contemporaries. In 1500, everyone lived in anticipation of the end of the world. The “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” amaze even now the imagination. 

It seems that the horsemen are about to descend from the engraving into the real world and begin to wreak havoc, destruction and death. But the main thing is a symbol of Dürer’s hope.

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