Last summer I posted: Speculation about Kittim
Now we fast forward about 9 months – and we see that Cyprus (biblical Kittim) remains in dire financial straits because of its entanglement with Greek bonds and financial instruments that have gone south and taken their equity with it.
As it troubled me before – if the Antichrist is from the EU and Daniel 11:30 is a prophecy about events yet future, which I think it is – but more on that in another post, how does Kittim send ships that cause the the AC to turn back when they are still a part of the EU?
My opinion is that they soon won’t be part of the EU any more. I spent a good part of my life in technology sales. Why is that relevant? Well sometimes in the course of managing customer relationships you happen upon some that are unprofitable, or more trouble than they are worth. When that happens and there is a new business opportunity on the table, or a contract is up to be renewed – I’ve seen it happen many times that my management would require a huge price increase or some other contractual provision or requirement that would make a future relationship with that customer at least very unlikely, if not impossible. I think the same thing is happening here between the EU and Cyprus. Like in business, it would be very hard for the EU to just throw up its hands and walk away from a member. It could however, present a set of requirements so odious that to embrace them would be political suicide for all involved. That is exactly what I think the EU has done here – and done it masterfully I might add. The banking bail-out was going to be another huge cost to the EU – one the more wealthy nations (especially Germany) don’t wish to bear. Cypriot banks are also home to large deposits by Russian elites – so essentially the EU was going to paying to ensure the continued financial well-being of many Russian organized crime figures and oligarchs. No one wanted to do that with out extracting some painful pound of flesh for their trouble – and I think at the highest levels, Cyprus is increasingly being seen as more trouble than it’s worth. I also think the EU was looking increasingly with suspicion at the amount of funding Cyprus was also taking from the Russians.
My guess then is that in the next two days we are very likely to see the Parliament in Cyprus reject the bail-out offer in order to look like heroes to their people, and soon after begin the process to leave the EU. They need a bail-out for their banks and I am certain the Russians will be more than willing to provide it – but not as long as they have to deal with encroaching EU regulations and audits over the banking they are trying to do in the Mediterranean.
With the deteriorating situation in Syria, and the increasing likelihood that instability will continue for some time I believe the Russian Military is also assessing it options for being able to project naval power into the region. Today, the only naval base the Russians have on the Mediterranean, is in Syria. It would be very convenient if in exchange for a very generous banking bail-out package Cyprus were required to agree to closer strategic ties with Russia, and perhaps access to her ports.
I won’t be able to spend much time on it here – but I mentioned that the offer from the EU was masterful, because it will accomplish their goal of getting rid of Cyprus while saving face and still looking like they value all member states equally. It also accomplished something else. It is setting a precedent for the coming Antichrist run monetary system – “all your money belongs to us, and we can take it back whenever we choose” – a future monetary system that will be about total control and culminate in requiring a physical pledge of loyalty to the beast (most likely in the name of more secure financial transactions among increasingly sophisticated cyber-criminals and counterfeiters).
Update 3/19: Apparently for Cypriot MP’s, voting for the EU bailout and resulting tax on depositors could not only be political suicide, but actual literal suicide due to the number of Russian Mafia who put their money there: Gartman Warns Cyprus: One Does Not Steal Russian Mafia Money And Get Away With It
Update 3/30 Israel began pumping Natural Gas from the Tamar find in the Eastern Mediterranean – part of a oil/gas field that crosses over into Cyprus’ territorial waters, and that large international natural gas players like Russia Gazprom are very interested in tapping into. It’s so fascinating that one portion of the find is called Leviathan. Hinting at the hook that will draw the nations into their plan to destroy Israel and plunder her wealth perhaps?