Interesting. I do think Russia could be seriously considering something along these lines as they are increasingly backed into a corner and now Finland and Sweden may join NATO. From the Russia perspective, they see all these bordering countries swarming with western intel operatives plotting an overthrow of the Putin regime. It's do or die.
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
yardstick: @ew, re: US economy - it wont, but the pandemic is irrelevant. It has more to do with demographics. We have about 5 years of inflation before things calm down.
Jul 1, 2022 20:33:09 GMT -6
yardstick: @ew, re: annexing ukraine - it was never about annexing them when they proved intractable. Now it is only about razing the entire country to the ground and making it unliveable - no infrastructure. Then on to Warsaw, Bucharest, and Lithuania...
Jul 1, 2022 20:41:45 GMT -6
yardstick: ... not necessarily in that order
Jul 1, 2022 20:42:05 GMT -6
EnochWalked: @ys Great analysis, thank you. 5 years of inflation is plausible, but I'm curious about what demographic issues you think might lower GDP growth? Yes, sadly Russia knows it can't afford to fight against an insurgency there, so they have to depopulate it.
Jul 2, 2022 8:27:21 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.jpost.com/opinion/article-710914 "Yair Lapid now has an undetermined amount of time as prime minister as he takes over from Naftali Bennett." "We also cannot expect the Lapid to retake control of the Temple Mount." ...
Jul 2, 2022 10:27:46 GMT -6
EnochWalked: ... "Abbas ... continues to spread the venal lie that Israel is threatening the mosques at the site. So now is the time to reassert absolute Israeli administration of the site, and to expand Jewish visiting privileges and even basic prayer rights"
Jul 2, 2022 10:29:12 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "America’s Dead Sea, as it’s also known" "If the salt content rises much further, to around 17%, it will be too much for the algae in the water, threatening the flies & ... shrimp that feed on it." "Demand for water...could outstrip supply as soon as 2040"
Jul 2, 2022 13:54:42 GMT -6
EnochWalked: I'm seeing the phrase "medication abortion" a lot recently, after the recent SCOTUS ruling, & I'm wondering if this isn't a closer prophetic match to "pharmakeia" than vaccines (which are supposed to make people healthy) or drugs (to make people 'happy').
Jul 2, 2022 15:04:09 GMT -6