Here’s a sobering thought: In the first month of 2017, we find ourselves closer to nuclear Armageddon than at any time in the last sixty years!
The Doomsday Clock, started by a group of scientists after the Manhattan Project back in 1947, is updated each January to show how close or how far away we are from the stroke of midnight, which means imminent nuclear holocaust.
Well, according to the latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in January, the clock just moved to two-and-one-half minutes till midnight.
That’s closer to nuclear annihilation than any time since 1953 … immediately after the first H-bomb test by the Soviet Union.
This revelation is no surprise to me, because I’ve been warning you for some time now that the cycles of war are indeed ramping higher, and will continue to do so in the years ahead.
The war cycles are just one component in an intersection of multiple cycles I call the Edelson Wave, that are now converging into the most powerful tidal-wave of economic and political upheaval in more than eighty years.
All around me I see hard evidence that the war cycles are rising. Just look at the short-list of flash points for potential conflict around the world today …
- North Korea’s development of nukes and missiles to carry them…
- Hot war in Syria and rising tensions across the Middle East …
- Russia’s ambitions to restore the lost Soviet empire …
- China’s saber rattling in the South China Sea
The list goes on, and could easily include rising tensions between India and Pakistan, both nuclear-armed states, not to mention threats by Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to intervene in the Syrian conflict.
Against this backdrop, we have a changing cast of world-leading characters with very strong personalities. Of course, this includes a new American president who enjoys talking tough and doesn’t seem hesitant to swing the big stick of U.S. military might.
And in the opposite corner is Russian President Vladimir Putin, who for all his friendly gestures toward Trump, has his own ambitious agenda for expanding Russia’s power.
Trump has promised to improve relations with Russia, but don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security.
Putin is dead set on restoring Russia’s former glory, by force if necessary. He has systematically flexed his military muscle to show his willingness to re-acquire former client states of the old Soviet Union. Remember Crimea? Remember Ukraine? Remember Georgia?