Protesters in Iceland have clashed with police during a demonstration over the handling of the financial crisis there.
Is this a preview of things to come for the United States? Don't think it can't happen here.
Let's continue to pray that it doesn't.
***UPDATE 1/23/2009: We're now a full 2 months after this story was originally reported and it appears as though things have only gotten worse. In fact, despite the complete blackout by the U.S. mainstream media on this subject, things are VERY rough in many parts of Europe today as the global financial crisis is hitting them the hardest. Some have even suggested this is a preview of what's a virtual certainty for us Americans. One headline from just a few days ago shouted "Riots In Iceland, Latvia, And Bulgaria Are A Sign Of Things To Come" as the article reported that "ordinary Icelanders were determined to vent their fury at the way that the political class had allowed the country to slip towards bankruptcy. The Parliament building was splattered with paint and yoghurt, the crowd yelled and banged pans, fired rockets at the windows and lit a bonfire in front of the main door. Riot police moved in. Now in the grand sweep of the current crisis, a riot on a piece of volcanic rock in the north Atlantic may not seem to add up to much. But it is a sign of things to come: a new age of rebellion. The financial meltdown has become part of the real economy and is now beginning to shape real politics. More and more citizens on the edge of the global crisis are taking to the streets. Bulgaria has been gripped this month by its worst riots since 1997 when street power helped to topple a Socialist government. Now Socialists are at the helm again and are having to fend off popular protests about government incompetence and corruption.
In Latvia – where growth has been in double-digit figures for years – anger is bubbling over at official mismanagement. GDP is expected to contract by 5 per cent this year; salaries will be cut; unemployment will rise. Last week, in a country where demonstrators usually just sing and then go home, 10,000 people besieged Parliament. Iceland, Bulgaria, Latvia: these are not natural protest cultures. Something is going amiss." Indeed. Even the JPMorgan Chief says worst of the crisis is still to come. Oh yeah, by the way, I forgot to mention that special forces had to rescue the Icelandic Prime Minister from furious credit crunch rioters that's how bad things have gotten. In addition, European leaders have called emergency talks to discuss a groundswell of social unrest and violent street protests that have spread across Europe amid the economic downturn. Friends, be glad we have put our complete faith and trust in our Lord Yahweh and His one and only Son Jesus Christ instead of some politician or government. Now make sure you tells others of His saving grace before it's too late for them.***
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