Prophecy Sign: Rumors of War
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Mark 13:7 NIV
Will 2015 be the Year of the Second Falklands War?
Through it all, the Argentine government has begun making noises again with regard to its claim that the Falkland Islands, which it calls the Islas Malvinas, should return to it by any means necessary. In 2013, rhetoric in Argentina again reached a fever pitch. During the 1982 crisis, the Reagan administration briefly considered neutrality before siding with its British allies. In 2015, Argentina would be right to question whether there is any such resolve in the White House. President Obama has used (or tried to use) the Argentine name for the islands. Kirchner has interpreted Obama’s about-face on Cuba as evidence that such a reversal could be in store for the Falklands.
India, Pakistan border fighting intensifies before Obama visit
Tensions have risen since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called off peace talks in August. Sporadic rounds of heavy shelling have pounded villages along a previously peaceful stretch of border. The South Asian rivals, who have fought two wars over Muslim-majority Kashmir, blame each other for an upsurge in firing and shelling that started in October last year. Last week, the clashes stretched beyond the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and touched international waters. Indian Coast Guards said a Pakistani fishing boat laden with explosives blew up in the Arabian Sea. Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif on Sunday accused India of pursuing a low-intensity war with unprovoked firing on the international borders.