5 days into the new year and… its chaotic.

Within 5 days of the new year, we are already seeing tumult around the world.

Collapse of oil price could ‘force Putin to surprise the world militarily’:

The Washington post recently published an article saying that the collapse of oil could force Putin to act militarily.

“Russian President Vladimir Putin has surprised the world multiple times in the past several years militarily. His invasion and subsequent annexation of Crimea, combat support of the pro-Russian separatists in East Ukraine, and the landing of an expeditionary force in Syria, cementing a new Russian presence in the Middle East, are some recent examples that caught the West off guard. 2016 could very well bring additional geopolitical surprises from the Kremlin.”

Russian military intelligence chief dies suddenly:

The circumstances of his death are not clear. Will this signal a change in Russian military strategy abroad? It’s very possible. Read more here:

Iranian-Saudi crisis escalates:

The fallout of Saudi Arabia’s execution of a Shiite cleric is spreading beyond a spat between the Saudis and Iranians, as other Middle East nations chose sides Monday and world powers including the US, Russia and China are trying to calm the hysteria.

When the Gogian invasion happens, the same nations will still be politically opposed to each other (Ezekiel 38).

Analysts are worried that this crisis will stoke a substantial Middle Eastern conflict.

CNN: “This could get very ugly”

BBC: “Iran-Saudi crisis ‘most dangerous for decades”

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World stock markets falter again:

The Dow Jones hit the biggest first day of the year intra-day drop on record since the Great Depression.