Here’s my current thinking on events in the near future:
Iran — I believe that Iran has at least one secret nuclear facility, where they are currently enriching uranium to weapon-grade purity. That is why they so readily agreed to the restrictions imposed by the West. In 2014, Iran completes multiple nuclear bombs in secret. In 2014 or 2015, they announce that they have nuclear weapons, and they threaten to use them against the West if there are any attacks on their nation. Then they begin to build more nukes openly.
When Iran obtains nuclear weapons, a power struggle will occur in Iran, in 2014 or 2015, resulting in Hassan Rouhani becoming Supreme Leader (Iran’s top religious leader) while he is also President of Iran.
Iraq — Extremists continue to make gains in Iraq. They conquer the nation and begin to rule. Eventually (in 2016, I think) Iran and Iraq will decide to become allies. I think this results from their fearful reaction to the Warning (Good Friday, 2016). Also in 2016, in reaction to the Warning, extremists seize power in the other Arab/Muslim nations of the Middle East and northern Africa, and they join with Iran and Iraq. Those two nations lead the group of nations in World War 3 against the U.S. and Europe.
The Church — In 2014 or early 2015, Pope Francis issues controversial teachings. He will teach that the Church has the authority to ordain women deacons. I believe that Pope Francis will also teach that non-Catholic Christians, non-Christian believers, and non-believers can all possibly be saved, without converting to Christianity or to belief in God. As a result, many conservative Catholics will declare Pope Francis to be a heretic and they will depart from the Church. That will be the beginning of the great apostasy during the first part of the tribulation.
If you don’t believe this could happen, see my poll asking Catholics about Pope Francis. Out of 200 votes, 18% said they though Pope Francis is not a valid Pope. And he has not yet issued any substantial authoritative teaching.
The U.S. — Hillary Clinton will become President. Don’t fret; it won’t be so bad. The Warning will change many people’s hearts, conservative politicians will see a rise in support, and the pro-life cause will advance rapidly. Hopefully, abortion will soon become illegal in the U.S.
Society is going to change quickly and severely in a relatively short period of time, as the tribulation begins to unfold. See my eschatology books for the details. At La Salette, the Virgin Mary said:
‘God is going to strike in a manner without example.’
‘Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! God is going to exhaust His wrath, and no one will be able to take himself away from so many afflictions combined.’
‘Society is on the eve of the most terrible scourges and of the greatest events; one must expect to be ruled with an iron rod and to drink the chalice of the wrath of God.’