WORLD - On the Verge of Chaos and Anarchy

Arno Froese

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman has a catchphrase for any time he is asked how he is doing. “Gan Eden,” he says, a reference to the heavenly Garden of Eden and his way of saying that everything is just fine.

We met with Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman for a long conversation at the Finance Ministry. He was concerned and full of dire warnings. The world, he told the Magazine, needs to wake up immediately because if it doesn’t, it will be thrown into a dark period of chaos and anarchy.

There are, he explained, four catalysts behind the chaos.

First, he said, is the emergence of more technology driven by artificial intelligence. There are young hackers, he said, who are capable of doing things with their computers and cellphones that were unimaginable just a few years ago.

The second catalyst, Liberman continued, is the rise of cryptocurrencies across the globe. There are, he noted, 15,000 different types of cryptocurrencies today.

“Every few people get together and make a digital currency,” he said. “There are crypto markets in Iran to evade sanctions and to launder money and it can be used to finance terrorism and crime.”

Countries like Israel that have advanced technology, he said, can meet the challenge. “But there are 193 countries in the United Nations and 140 of them have no way of confronting this,” he explained.

The third catalyst, according to Liberman, is what is happening on the Darknet, a gathering place for criminals and terrorist activities. Liberman said that he became familiar with the Darknet from his roles as defense minister and chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

“This becomes all the more complicated with far-reaching consequences due to the ability to spread fake news and conspiracy theories,” he said. 

The fourth catalyst, he explained, is the breakdown and collapse of international order and systems.

An illustration of this, he said, can be seen in Vienna where the world superpowers continue to negotiate with Iran in pursuit of a new nuclear deal. They speak to the Iranians at the same time that Iran is supplying the Houthis in Yemen with ballistic missiles and drones and ordering them to attack the United Arab Emirates.

“We need to rise above the regular daily problems in each country to stop these trends,” he answered. “There is only one chance and that is to regulate and coordinate together with all of the big players working in unison.”

What that means, he explained that the G7—an inter-governmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States—must work with Russia and China to find ways to regulate a new world order and to stop the slide toward global chaos.

Liberman is not sure his plan will work but he believes that the world is at an inflection point and now is the time to act.

He said that he recently met with the president of Tel Aviv University and asked him to convene the brightest minds on campus to build simulations and models for where the combination of technology, cryptocurrency, Darknet and collapsing world order will lead the world.

“There is time to act,” he said. “I hope they do.”

-www.jpost.com, 3 February 2022

Arno's Commentary

Soviet-born Avigdor Lieberman may be controversial, but he has occupied significant governmental positions: 

• 2001–2002        Minister of National Infrastructure
• 2003–2004        Minister of Transportation
• 2006–2008        Deputy Prime Minister
• 2006–2008        Minister of Strategic Affairs
• 2009–2012        Deputy Prime Minister
• 2009–2012        Minister of Foreign Affairs
• 2013–2015        Minister of Foreign Affairs
• 2016–2018        Minister of Defense
• 2021–present        Minister of Finance

We learn from the article (of which we publish excerpts) that the world is in apparent danger originating from high tech, particularly in the communications industry.

What is the answer? An inter-governmental political forum to establish laws regarding artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, the Darknet, and other issues, which if not controlled will lead to the collapse of world order, he insists.

Lieberman speaks Russian, Yiddish, Romanian, Hebrew, and English. His prominence increased due to the over one million Russian immigrants in Israel. On his official website, he wrote in Russian on 22 September 2014: “My countryman may be a Jew, a Muslim, a Christian—I do not differentiate people by religion. Let them be religious or secular, the main thing is that they are a true citizen of the State of Israel.”

Does Mr. Lieberman have reason to be concerned with the world’s condition? We believe so. Most leaders of the world today would probably agree. Therefore, a new coalition of nations, with diverse languages, political ideologies, etc., must strive toward the creation of a truly global world—to assure peace, prosperity, and security for all.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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