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Today, the ugly plans evidently went into full blown execution. Belgium, a country that depends heavily on rail travel for basic transportation, had both its main train station and airport attacked by suicide bombers. At least 34 have been reported dead as of the time of this writing and the death toll is said to be certain to rise.
Among the televised reports I heard as I awoke to this news this morning were that Belgium had been vulnerable because it basically "lacked borders" and the foreign population was high. This news is probably certain to strengthen Donald Trump's presidential bid hand because that is what he has persistently said about the United States.
This development is also likely to strengthen the hands of those calling for "global governance," "global civil society," "interfaith dialogue", "Alliance of Civilizations", "New World Religion", and for those advocating for Europe to speak with one voice and with a multi-country consolidated military (Javier Solana has probably been the leading voice with this message starting in 1999).
Developments are diabolical and disturbing. Jesus' words to his disciples about latter times in human history featuring "men's hearts failing them for fear looking after the things coming upon the Earth" sound increasingly like present reality.
May the Lord protect us all in these turbulent times.