UN’s 70th general assembly: the greatest political show on earth
“Eyes are on Vladimir Putin as Russian president attends event for the first time in more than a decade, joining more than 150 world leaders in New York”
“In geopolitics, this is the greatest show on earth. For the best part of a week, the world’s leaders – more than 150 of them – will mingle, bargain and argue over the state of the world at the UN general assembly in New York”
“The greatest wild card this year will be Putin. It will be the first time he has shown up to talk at Unga for a decade, and he flies to New York at a critical time. While he has eased the pressure on Ukraine, dialling down Russia’s covert military campaign alongside the separatists in the east, Putin at the same time has raised his country’s stakes in Syria in support of Bashar al-Assad, setting up an air base in Latakia and consolidating Russia’s hold on a naval base at Tartus.”
The amount of various rhetoric and threats from around the world are at an all time high today. While historically this is nothing new, these events are soon to come to fruition. For those watching, they are a warning and prelude of what is to come. But until then “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance“, 2 Peter 3:9
Vladimir Putin has said it is Time to establish a new world order and has warned that the continued “hostile” posturing from the West and its partners could have “nuclear consequences”. In the U.S., Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has stated New world order means endless US wars.
Meanwhile in the Middle East: Just days after US President Barack Obama reportedly sent a letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei extolling America’s and Iran’s shared objectives in the Middle East, the Iranian leader on Saturday again called openly for the destruction of Israel. And posted on his twitter account Plan for Israel’s elimination by arming the West Bank (Palestinians).
While the EU’s new foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, visited the region over the weekend and insisted on the urgent need for a Palestinian state with the eastern half of Jerusalem as its capital. “We need a Palestinian state – that is the ultimate goal and this is the position of all the European Union,” said Mogherini while in the Gaza Strip, adding later during her stop in Ramallah that “Jerusalem can be and should be the capital of two states.”
Various European states are threatening to recognize Palestinian statehood, contemplating a move following Sweden if peace talks between Israel and Palestinians aren’t relaunched.
In the meantime……still watching……waiting…….looking.
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13