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The world's policeman; Major Maintenance of world systems; The coming Pharaoh?

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Submitted by Michael S, Apr 12, 2017 at 02:47

Hi, Tovey. Dealing with your first sub-question, right away,

"After more than seven years of 'sequestering the American Military presence around the world, does America have any more duty to be the pre-eminent world 'police force'; or not?"

Yes. Because adults who misbehave require a policeman to keep them in line; and when those adults have nuclear weapons, and think they're above any law, they require a severe policeman.

It would be jolly wonderful, if the nations would be so interested in justice, harmony and godlienss that they could collectively police the world. That is the ultimate aim of the UN; but the UN does not function properly because it is a club of the godless, sadists and dictators. The US, therefore, as the world's only superpower, is the policeman by default. I think most Americans would just as soon be their own planet, and let the rest of the world go to hell if it wants to. Unfortunately, we are strongly affected by what goes on in the world; so we have to police it. Second sub-question (implied):

"Innate to that, though, was internally there was still dissatisfaction-the American Civil War proved that and such internal thinking is still innate to this day. Were it not so, the crumbling institutional educational structure provides more than adequate proof to that end. The first and second World Wars took this determination to the ends of the earth as powers of darkness absorbed the desires of the ancients and used all to try and defeat the world in global catastrophe. What stopped it? American resolve."

The American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II and the coming (Messianic?) War all involved the crumbling of major institutions:

1. The American Revolution: The American Colonial System came to an end. It was replaced by the US Constitution. General of the Continental Army, George Washington, was chosen as the leader to inaugurate the new system.

2. The Civil War: the dichotomy between an industrial, non-slave North and a plantation-based, slave-owning South came to an end. It was replaced by Northern institutions and values dominating the whole country. General of the Army, Hiram Ulysses Grant, was chosen as the leader to inaugurate the new system.

3. World War II: The Westphalian Order of sovereign states, dominated by the great powers, came to an end. It was replaced by American domination, ruling through the framework of the newly-created United Nations. Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, was chosen by the Americans to inaugurate this new system.

4. The next (Messianic?) War: The world order, based on US domination and the UN framework, is about to come to an end. It will be replaced, I believe, by the Messianic order. Messiah will somehow lead this new order.

Note, in the above, that instances 1-3 are the only ones in history, when 5-star generals, or their equivalent, served as president. The elections of those generals were in 1789, 1868, 1950 and probably about 2029 -- intervals roughly equal in length, about 80 ("fourscore", as in the Gettysburg Address) years each. That seems to be about as long as governing systems last without needing major maintenance.

Speaking about American resolve, you went on,

"Instead, from internally and externally, not only is that resolve buried under reams and reams of political discontent, one wonders if it can be resurrected in the American conscience or if the intent of some is to make out a monument of irreverence to its reference and bury the resolved under the catacombs deep under the foundation."

The coming war has been prophesied by Zechariah 14 as being a nuclear one. American faith in their government is already very low. During the chaotic aftermath of a nuclear war, which will likely involve society-destroying electromagnetic pulse detonations, the governments of the US and all the great powers will collapse. "American resolve", along with faith in the UN, the EU, Socialism, Islam and every other support, will cease to exist. I believe the "system" that replaces them will not be a system at all; it will be faith in God, centered ceremonially in Jerusalem.

Along these lines, you asked,

"Fast forward; and NATO type collaborations were the rule of the day as nations tried to protect against the likes of the Soviet Union. Even under a differing political machination, that threat has morphed; but it is not gone. Intermix the collaborations with the religious infighting that Islamist idealism are interjecting and one wonders, is there going to be a resolve to intercede for peace?"

No. You went on,

"Who here thinks that the Russians will tire of their neo-Stalinist ideals and somehow orchestrate a peaceful solution to Syria's innate inability to provide a peaceful state which could allow the return of the refugees?"

I don't think the Russians give a hoot about the refugees, nor about gassing children with sarin and chlorine. Neither do I think they will change directions. They want a naval base in Tartus, end of story. You went on,

"What might an American resolve lend to the dialogue?
Maybe nothing but forestall the transition of the current strife in the region that will climax into a full blown World War III?"

by "American", I assume you mean "Donald Trump". He is a man of mystery, and intentionally so. I have suggested that his son-in-law Jared Kushner, an even more enigmatic person, may be his successor (This could very well happen, if the Democrats continue on their self-destructive course). Kushner has been given the Middle East portfolio; so it's impossible to read the tea lives about what will happen there. I expect a Turkish attack on Israel, based on Ezekiel 38-39; but if that doesn't happen sometime this year, I will have to pick up my tea leaves and start over.

The idea of Kushner being the "Antichrist" just popped into my head a few days ago. It has no reflection on his character, which seems to be that of many yeshiva kids. Instead, it reflects the grasping, idolatrous character of almost everyone else, who are looking toward earthly institutions, rather than God, to save them from disaster. The Egyptians, and much of the ancient world, worshiped Pharaoh this way; and God dealt severely with him, even though it was God himself who hardened Pharaoh's heart.

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