The Rapture Report – Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran among six countries invited to join BRICS group
By Chris Schang
This past week the world witnessed the addition of six new countries into the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) organization. The organization was developed to provide as a counterweight to the influence of the West world. The organization is made up of some large countries with well-established economies and some small countries with less developed economies.
While there were six new countries added to the BRICS alliance, it is being claimed that over 40 other countries are interested in joining the organization.
CNN has an article that is reporting on this newest development and the effect is may have on the current world order that is based on Western countries.
Oil powers Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been invited to become members of the BRICS group of developing nations in its first expansion in over a decade. Also invited are Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia and Argentina, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Thursday as he wrapped up the annual summit of the group in Johannesburg.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the kingdom was awaiting details from the BRICS group on the nature of the membership, and would take an “appropriate decision” accordingly. All six countries invited had already expressed an interest in joining. The BRICS group currently includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. “The membership will take effect from the first of January, 2024,” Ramaphosa said.
China’s President Xi Jinping called the bloc’s expansion “historic,” reflecting its determination to “unite and cooperate with developing countries.”
“[It will] inject new impetus into the BRICS cooperation mechanism and further strengthen the power of world peace and development,” Jinping said.
Brazilian President Inacio Lula da Silva (L), Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L), South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (2nd R), and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) attend the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 24, 2023.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also welcomed the expansion, saying his country had always believed that adding new members would strengthen the bloc. Speaking to Saudi TV channel Al Arabiya, the Saudi foreign minister added that the bloc had “proven itself to be a useful and important channel to strengthen economic cooperation with countries of the so-called Global South.”
If Saudi Arabia accepts the invitation, the world’s largest crude oil exporter will find itself in the same economic bloc as the world’s biggest oil importer, China.
It will also mean that Russia and Saudi Arabia — both members of OPEC+, a group of major oil producers — will join each other in a new economic bloc. The two countries often coordinate their oil output, which has in the past put Saudi Arabia at odds with its ally, the United States.
The bloc’s expansion raises the question of potential de-dollarization, a process by which members would gradually switch to using currencies other than the US dollar to conduct trade. The BRICS countries have also been talking about a common currency, an idea analysts have described as unworkable and “unlikely” in the near future.
The expansion takes place at a time when some BRICS members, namely Russia and China, are locked into rising tensions with the West. Experts have said that choosing to include countries that are openly antagonistic toward the West, such as Iran, could swing the group further toward becoming an anti-Western bloc.
Built off a term originally coined by former Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill to describe key emerging markets, the group has persisted despite deep differences in political and economic systems among its members.
While the current assortment of countries that are involved in BRICS is rather small, the claim that upwards of 40 other countries want to join the bloc is something that can’t be ignored. In fact, I was reading an article by Tufts University saying that the USA had so far pretty much ignored the development of the BRICS organization, but that going forward that we could no longer do that.
One of the major aims of the BRICS organization is to reshuffle the world order as they feel that the current Western based world order is outdated. It is not surprising that Russia wants to promote the BRICS organization as they are currently paying a heavy price under sanctions for the Ukraine war.
I think countries like those that are joining BRICS are mainly from countries where tyranny, dictatorships, and lawlessness often run rampant. We can see how tight Russia, China, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and others rule their countries. Any slight deviance from the official government line results in swift crackdowns. It seems to me that we may be seeing an axis of evil is developing here. There is no doubt that an anti-West and anti-America world order is trying to get off the ground here.
I also think these countries are trying to develop an alternative to the United Nations as the Security Council is currently stacked with the USA and European countries in the majority. The move to list Russian leader Vladimir Putin as a war criminal, which is why he did not attend the BRICS meeting, has Russia looking to expand their influence in other ways.
The truth of the matter is that we are seeing certain countries try to shake off the current world order and replace it with one that is more favorable to them. Evil countries like Russia, China, and others are trying to wiggle out of being held accountable by the rest of the world.
The USA needs to get serious about moving manufacturing back to our country and not to reply on critical goods and services from countries that hate us. Having our pharmaceutical products made in China is a recipe for disaster. Having most of our technology items originating from a communist country like China is not good either. The West needs to get serious about looking after themselves. We can’t extend goodwill to others when they are trying to destroy us.
Our pathetic leaders like Joe Biden, who seems to be bought and paid for by China and others, is something that can’t be allowed to continue if we want our country to survive. If we want our children and grandchildren to have a future, we need to change our leadership. Voters must go to the ballot box in November 2024 and vote out this appeasing and corrupt regime out of office.
The Bible tells us that in the last days that there will be a rise in conflict, politics, and that eventually a global government will be established under the coming “man of sin” that is referred to as the Antichrist. This rise of the Antichrist will go into full mode after the rapture of the church. If we can see the strong movement towards a new world order and globalism, then that tells us that time is getting shorter and shorter with each passing day.
While I can’t foresee the future outside of what the Bible says, we would be smart to continue to stay sober and watching the current geopolitics that is playing out on the world stage. Keep looking up as all the signs around us are shouting that time is short.
Jesus is coming soon!
God bless you.