Does this mean World War Three has begun?
Well....first off, let's get something straight. World War Three has been underway for years. The tragedy is that Western intelligence is so foolish they don't even realize the struggle has been underway.
In a recently published book, Behind the Desert Storm: A Secret Archive Stolen From the Kremlin, Russian exile Pavel Stroilov (who translated and edited Alexander Litvinenko’s book, Allegations) sheds new light on how Moscow's machinations have shaped the explosive Middle East tinderbox of today based upon his examination of 50,000 top-secret Kremlin documents he stole from the Gorbachev Foundation archives. From Claire Berlinski's insightful article, The Cold War’s Arab Spring, we read:
Stroilov’s book....challenges the conventional wisdom that Western colonialists are to blame for the chaos in the region. All of its major conflicts, he argues, were caused by Soviet expansionism. Terrorism and the rabid anti-Israeli animus of the Arab world were Soviet inspirations....The documents clearly suggest that many contemporary conflicts in the Middle East were fomented by the Soviet empire, particularly in the final years before its break-up. And the events he describes have had a significant impact upon the current state of the region...
In a recent, must read article for WorldNetDaily dubbed A New Cold War, Ion Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence defector, more specifically spells out for the West what Russia has been up to in recent decades:
In 1972, I had a breakfast with then-KGB chairman Yury Andropov in Moscow. The Kremlin, he told me, had decided to transform Arab anti-Semitism into an anti-American doctrine for the whole Muslim world. The idea was to portray the United States as a war-mongering, Zionist country financed by Jewish money and run by a rapacious “Council of the Elders of Zion” (the KGB’s derisive epithet for the U.S. Congress) intent on transforming the rest of the world into a Jewish fiefdom. Andropov made the point that one billion adversaries could cause far greater damage than could a mere 150 million. Even Muhammad, he said, had not limited his religion to Arab countries.
The KGB boss described the Muslim world as a waiting petri dish, in which we could nurture a strain of hate-America, grown from the bacterium of Marxist-Leninist thought. Islamic anti-Semitism ran deep, he said. The Muslims had a taste for nationalism, jingoism and victimology, and their illiterate, oppressed mobs could easily be whipped up to a fever pitch. We had only to keep repeating, over and over, that the United States was a war-mongering, Zionist country anxious to take over the whole world.
Thus, Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent military struggle between America and Saddam Hussein, the 9/11 attacks and subsequent War On Terror, the Arab Spring and emergence of a Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt, the ongoing insurgency in Syria, etc., etc., are all a product of Kremlin machinations to foment the violent hatred of the Muslim world against the West and vilify and isolate Israel and America on the world stage before our ultimate destruction. In other words, Israel, America and NATO are being setup as the fall guys for a nuclear third war that was ultimately planned and precipitated by the powers-that-be running Russia.
In this context, what the world has been witnessing in recent decades are the initial battles of World War Three before a final ultimate battle between East and West in which, borrowing a term from Ronald Reagan, the "Evil Empire" is planning to champion itself as the good guy and world savior (quite literally) while Israel, America and NATO are made out to be the "imperialist, Zionist" bad guys to blame for the coming holocaust of mass destruction.
"Today the Soviet system can no longer seriously strive toward the spectre of Communism - but at the same time it cannot yet abandon the grandeur of its tasks, for otherwise it would have to answer for fruitless sacrifices which are truly innumerable. But in what then can the Soviet system find its justification? Only in the consciousness that it was unconsciously in the past, as it is now quite consciously, God's instrument for constructing a new Christian world. It has no other justification, and this is . . . a genuine and great justification. By adopting it, our state will discover in itself a truly inexhaustable source of Truth, spiritual energy and strength, which has never before existed in history . . . The old pagan world has now finally outlived its era . . . In order not to perish with it we must build a new civilization - but is Western society, whose foundations have been destroyed, really capable of this? Only the Soviet sytem, having adopted Russian Orthodoxy . . . is capable of beginning THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD." (Passage written by Russian nationalist G.M. Shimanov quoted in Yanov's The Russian Challenge , p.236)
"My feelings tell me that someday a Slavic Orthodox tsar shall take the socialist movement in hand and, with the blessing of the Church, set up a socialist form of life in place of the bourgeois one. And this Socialism will be a new and severe threefold form of slavery: to the communes, to the Church and to the Tsar." (Famous prediction of Konstantin Leont'ev)
Yet, the complete opposite is the case. Russia, China and the Arab powers have long been planning and conducting a third world war through which they hope to vanquish the West militarily, economically, politically and ideologically. The Kremlin is behind the ultimate historical act of premeditated mass deceit and mass murder.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. [John 8:44]
So in the context of the case I'm presenting, has World War Three begun with Israel's newest conflict with Gaza?
Well, what can be argued is that we are now entering a far more dangerous and acute phase of a third world war that's been underway for decades already. Clearly, Israel's action in Gaza is likely to cement the emergent dominant worldview that the Jews are the belligerent bad guys that need to be dealt with militarily once and for all. The extremist Islamic regime in Egypt, chaos in Syria and Iran seemingly being pushed into a corner over its nuclear ambitions opens the way for an unexpected Arab/Islamic reaction to Israel's newest Gaza campaign, i.e., this time around a full-scale regional conflict in the Mideast may be set-off. This war, in turn, could well lead to the involvement of America and Russia on opposing sides and the use of weapons of mass destruction. Hence, the apocalyptic vision I experienced in February of 1991 that led me to uncover the global mass delusion I believe God has sent me into this world to dispel.
Let's hope and pray I'm wrong.