Tension at the peak?

By: Mary Anne Quizon

New developments were presented by CNBC on the rising world tension. United States and Russia just recently had a clash at the United Nations over the North Korean conflict. It has been reported that the North Korean State Media has recently warned America of a “super mighty preemptive strike.”

The official newspaper of the North Korean ruling party, ‘Rodong Sinmun’ stated that should this “super mighty preemptive strike be launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out the United States imperialist invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas.  The United States mainland will be reduced to ashes.”

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said that allowing the Korean dictator to have this kind of power that at any whim, he might strike the United States and its allies with nuclear weapons is preposterously dangerous. North Korea has regularly threatened Japan, South Korea and the United States with belligerence. There are questions around the web of what might happen including that on the possibility of a Third World War.

We are certainly on the verge of escalating conflicts about to burst.

Nearly a hundred years ago, during the First World War Our Blessed Mother Mary appeared to three children in Fatima and warned them that if people did not stop offending God, He would punish the world “by means of war, hunger and persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father,” using Russia as His chosen instrument of chastisement. “

This was in July 13 1917.  In October 1917 the Blessed Virgin gave the miracle of the sun to the people in Fatima. They were advised to pray for the world and for Russia’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary to bring peace to the world. A year after the miracle of the sun, the First World War ended.

There is certainly a need, even almost a hundred years hence, to take heed of the Blessed Virgins advice given in Fatima. Prayers for peace is what we need in  time of crisis. Only God can change people’s minds and the course of events.

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