Monday, March 27, 2006

The Rise of the Roman Empire - Mar 27

I have decided to focus this particular post on what is happening in Europe these days. As told in the prophetic book of Daniel (chap. 2 and 7), there is to be a fourth kingdom, unlike all the previous empires (Babylonian, Medo-Persia and Greek). I believe we are in the final stages of that empire building as it waits to usurp the previous empire, namely American power. Since WW II, America has been the dominant power, taking over the reigns over a battered and bruised continental Europe. The 'old' Europe is finally getting it's act together while America reels under terrorist threats, amoral decadence, and a Bush-led Congress whose spending is out of control. There are talks, whispers really, that the world will start buying it's oil in euros rather than U.S. dollars. Well, you all know what follows next. A whisper turns into a shout and a trickle becomes a flood. I believe it's called the 'Exponential Theory' of history. Don't have time to discuss that now, maybe later. Now let's get down to business.

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Here is a story from CNN about the unprecedented (irreversible?) level of climate change that is unfolding before our very eyes.

From JINSA, an article on why Israel is so incredibly vital to American interests in the ME region.

I have a video for you about three very brave ex-Muslims who have come out and made public their displeasure with radical Islam. It runs 16:25 and requires Windows Media Player.

I have four links of interest as it pertains directly to European affairs. To wit:

1) Why is the Vatican all of a sudden cosying up to the Chinese? China has an atrocious human rights record as it pertains to it's native Christians.

2) There appears to be a 'core Europe' that is forming. Right now the group consists of six nations, but it is only a matter of time before we see our 'ten kings' ready to assume power.

3) How does a common EU energy policy strike you? Absolutely unthinkable five years ago but is a definite reality today.

4) Not to be outdone, the EU is flexing it's foreign policy muscles as it pertains to the problems in Belarus. Muscles from Brussels? What the ....? Anyway, expect much more of this as Europe begins to assert it's power.

Once again, I have outdone myself. More to follow ......

The Man in Black

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