Do not misinterpret my views on Islam from this clip. I consider Islam to have happened from Divine providence, to help eliminate idolatry and replace it with monotheism. The Antichrist I am talking about here will have a very distorted philosophy, and will use religious hatred in his ascendancy to world power. Religious hatred is powerful - it brainwashes people's minds into thinking that killing other people who are different is OK. My closest friends tend to be Muslim, as they follow practice their religion more diligently than I have seen than Christians in the west. Remember, brainwashing and propaganda will always precede the war or acts of genocide, in order to justify it. The apartheid situation in Israel is not going to help the situation. Pride always precedes the fall, and Jews should not consider one race as superior or better than others. Remember, we are all children of God. Remember the Good Samaritan.
So, to understand why wars take place, and how to predict the wars of the future, consider this: the U.S. dollar is a fiat currency. That is, there is no gold to back it up. Instead, in the world economy today most nations must buy their oil using U.S. dollars. So it is not really a fiat currency, it is a petro currency. But still, the U.S. can publish money at will. Consider the economics of the petrodollar: it explains the war in Iraq, the war in Libya, and the current sanctions on Iran. I have been researching petrodollar warfare recently, and I found two great youtube videos that explain it in a simple manner. See them below. The second one explains the connection between Iran and China.
So, after looking at the above videos, especially the second one, I am convinced that the sanctions on Iran have nothing to do with its nuclear program. There is no evidence they want to use it for nuclear weapons. Instead, it is in U.S. interests to stop the sale of oil in exchange for currencies that do not include the U.S. dollar.
So what to do? This is a big problem. I would suggest the following:
1. The U.S. should revive its nuclear energy program. NOW. We have got to reduce our dependency on foreign oil.
2. Invest in alternate energies. But right now, nuclear energy is the only viable alternative. Governments should provide tax credits for those who buy hybrid cars.
3. Recognize and resolve religious hatred. Promote a better understanding of Islam and stop demonizing it.
4. Recognize and resolve racial hatred. The state of Israel, like south Africa was, is an apartheid state. This racial hatred is hidden within a religious facade. Not an easy problem to solve here, the only way I see to resolve it is to have a single state, where both Jews and Palestinians enjoy rights as equal citizens. That is a big step, which requires a big shift in attitude. Telling someone that they should "cease to exist" is not exactly a good start for negotiation.
So how to move away from a petrodollar economy? I do not know. Russia and China are already moving away from the U.S. Dollar. All currencies should be based on hard goods. In the case of the U.S., we ran out of gold. But gold is not the only option, there are other metals, such as silver. This is something I will be researching more in the future, if someone can point me to a good economist on this please let me know.