|Gulf states form a common market|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Tuesday, 01 January 2008 05:46|
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, comprising of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have announced the formation of an economic community, similar to that which preceded the establishment of the European Union. The formation of the GCC economic community will afford the residents of the six states the right to live and work in any of the six states. The GCC formed a customs union in 2003, and hope to establish a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union in the near future. They are also planning to adopt a single currency by the year 2010.
Quote: "The Gulf Co-operation Council states, whose wealth is largely based on oil, say the move will give them a stronger negotiating position internationally. It will also mean their citizens can move freely between the countries for employment and education.
The EU and the GCC presently hold an annual Joint Council meeting between the foreign ministers of both organizations. They also meet annually on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. The European Union website gives more detail on the precise goals of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Quote: "The GCC was created in May 1981. Its main objectives are to effect coordination, integration and inter-connection between its Member States in all fields, strengthening ties between their peoples, formulating similar regulations in various fields such as economy, finance, trade, customs, tourism, legislation, administration, as well as fostering scientific and technical progress in industry, mining, agriculture, water and animal resources, establishing scientific research centres, setting up joint ventures, and encouraging cooperation of the private sector
As we can see, the process of globalization is continuing at a rapid pace. Countries are eager to experience the benefits of increased financial and political stability by merging their economies and currencies. But in doing so, they are forfeiting their national sovereignty and bringing us one step closer to the formation of a one world government. This trend is being repeated all over the world. Last year it was revealed that the Council on Foreign Relations had proposed that state currencies be abolished in favour of regional currencies. The claim is being made that the global financial system has become integrated to such an extent that states can no longer remain isolated and expect to enjoy financial stability. We can see this happening with the NAU, the EU, the AU, the GCC, the ASEAN and many more. We know that this is all in accordance with Biblical prophecy. Individual states will still exist, but the supranational organizations that will govern them will enable a single man to effectively take control of the planet. Man believes he can bring about peace on earth through the formation of a one world government, while behind the scenes Satan's real plan is to prevent the establishment of God's kingdom on earth by setting up his own counterfeit system. Praise God that the Bible says the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our God and of His Christ (Revelation 11:15). The book of Daniel predicts that in the days of this one world government, the God of Heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed.