First, we see yet another "unusual" earthquake in a "diverse place":
Shallow 3.9-magnitude quake rattles southern Idaho
Second in the news: We see yet another city preparing for an eventual New Madrid Quake:
200 years after big quake, Missouri gets ready
It was 200 years ago that a series of earthquakes centered near the southeast Missouri town of New Madrid caused devastation over several hundred miles. This year, Missourians are being asked to take part in preparedness to get ready if the next big one occurs.
Similar fears in India:
Next major earthquake may split Banni from Kutch, says expert
The earthquake that shook Gujarat on January 26, 2001, caused maximum damage in Kutch district where towns like Bhuj, Anjar and Bhachau were virtually flattened. But what few people know is that if the same quake, which had the power of 400 atom bombs of the size that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were to strike again, it could physically split Kutch asunder.
This is indicated by the research done by RK Singh, senior scientist at Institute of Seismological Research (ISR)...Singh presented a paper on his findings at the international symposium on earthquake sciences that concluded at ISR on January 24.
His study has revealed that the 2001 quake was so powerful that it had created new fault-lines and reoriented several faults that already existed beneath the earth’s surface in Kutch.
The massive breach created by the quake of 2001 lies between these two fault-lines and it is this breach which, in the eventuality of another powerful quake, may impact Banni and split it from the southern part of Kutch. A study on this issue has also been conducted by international seismologists and both the studies agree on this lurking threat to Banni.
Now, on to the land of MaGog, who is proceeding exactly as we would expect:
WW3 Alert: Russia threatens NATO with Nukes
The Russian president has called on NATO to clarify Moscow’s role in a European missile system, warning if no agreement is reached, Russia will be forced to deploy “offensive” nuclear weapons.
“So this is not a joking matter. We expect from our NATO partners a direct and unambiguous answer,” Dmitry Medvedev said during a meeting with Russia’s NATO envoy Dmitry Rogozin.
“Either we agree to certain principles with NATO, or we fail to agree, and then in the future we are forced to adopt an entire series of unpleasant decisions concerning the deployment of an offensive nuclear missile group,” Medvedev was quoted by AFP as saying.
The coming famine:
Grain, Soybeans Rise as Food Riots Spur Demand for U.S. Exports
Wheat rose, capping the longest rally since November 2009, while corn and soybeans climbed as countries increase purchases from the U.S., the world’s biggest exporter, to cut food inflation and quell civil unrest.
Food-exporting countries are “strongly advised” not to restrict shipments to prevent “more uncertainty and disruption” in world markets, the United Nations said. Governments in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Yemen have faced protests amid rising costs and high unemployment, and a revolt toppled Tunisia’s leader.
The commodities climbed in 2010 after drought slashed crops in Russia, Ukraine and other parts of Europe, and adverse weather reduced harvests in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Governments from Beijing to Belgrade are increasing imports, limiting exports or releasing supply from state stockpiles to curb food inflation.
A surge in food and energy costs is stoking inflation in emerging markets and causing riots that may topple governments, Nouriel Roubini, the New York University economist who predicted the financial crisis, said today in an interview in Davos, Switzerland, with Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.”
Is it just me, or does the entire world seem to be teetering just on the edge?
It would seem like a VERY ripe time for a "world-leader" to emerge on the scene - a world-leader who appears to have the answers to all of these problems, even including the Middle East.
His time appears to be approaching - as we watch a world that seems to be in an ongoing "crisis" mode. Everything we observe in the world today is lining up precisely as one would expect from a literal view of prophecy. How reassuring it is - to have not only forewarning of these ominous events - but the promises directed to the Church as we watch these events unfold.