The World’s Watchlist: 4 Critical Nuclear Hot Spots

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James Lasher

Isn’t it great that despite all that is going on the world, from wars to rumors of war, God is still in control?

For those who do not have the comfort afforded all who believe in Jesus Christ and the eternal salvation that goes along with faith in Him, the world can be a scary place.

Especially when the talk of nuclear war ramps up around the world.

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Here are four recent events that could potentially lead to nuclear conflict that have the world on edge.

For many the first thing that comes to mind about nukes and the Caribbean is the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

While the recent Russian incursion is far from that situation, for the moment it has raised a lot of eyebrows as to what message Putin is trying to send to Washington.

  • Iran has increased uranium enrichment

The open source intelligence monitor OSINTDefender reported on the recent leaked report from the International Atomic Energy Agency saying, “Iran has gone into ‘Overdrive’ on uranium enrichment since the resolution by the U.K., France and Germany, on the censuring of the Iranian nuclear program, passed by the IAEA Board of Governors last week, with at least two new clusters of uranium-enrichment centrifuges having been installed at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant near the city of Qom as well as additional clusters that are undergoing construction at the unground Natanz facility and several other nuclear complexes.”

  • U.S. submarine docks at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

While the U.S. and Cuba have stated there is no immediate threat from the Russian flotilla that sailed to Cube, you’d be crazy to think the U.S. military wasn’t going to ensure they had eyes on the situation and send out their own display of force to counter the Russians.

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According to Reuters, “The confluence of Russian, Canadian and U.S. vessels in Cuba-a Communist-ruled island nation just 160 km (100 miles) from Florida-served up a reminder of old Cold War tensions and of current fraught ties between Russia and Western nations over the Ukraine war.”

  • North Korea issues a new nuclear warning (again)

It wouldn’t be an article about the potential use of nuclear capabilities without our good friends north of the 38th Parallel and one-half of arguably the world’s most hotly contested border, North Korea.

Perhaps Kim Jung-Un felt left out of the geopolitical festivities because North Korea has increased aggressive activities against South Korea in recent days.

According to Newsweek, “Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are at their highest in decades amid a spate of North Korean missile tests, trash-filled balloons Pyongyang sent south in response to anti-regime literature from the other direction, and the suspension of a key inter-Korean military agreement meant to reduce tensions near the border.”

With the world seemingly in a place of chaos, and no real leadership in sight at the top levels, looking at these events through a biblical lens helps put everything in perspective.

The world will go through trying times, and judgment, but God never abandons His people and when all is said and done, He wins. It’s just that simple.

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James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.

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