God crippled enslaving colonial powers by engulfing them in obliterating wars and delivered the colonized nations from ruthless bondages.  Yea, the degraded of the world should wake to be thankful of the wonderful salvation from colonial grips, for yet the Africans know not that God delivered them from European bondage; nor do the Asians know that God lifted up the colonial yoke from their shoulders. It is time they knew and praised Him, and here is how the nations were delivered from evil.

For Tsion's sake the subjugating nations were punished by a world war
For Tsion's sake the haughty colonialists were laid low
For Tsion's sake colonialism ceased

The book of the LORD spells out what God would do if the nations team up against Tsion. The nations heard; yet they didn't understand.  They conspired against Tsion. God did as He promised and the nations saw; yet they didn't perceive. The nations were judged: Behold, God punished the nations that plotted against Ethiopia. Upon them downed a crushing world war, yet the nations knew not why. Behold, no nation that intended malice towards the daughter of Tsion was spared being entangled by serious trouble in the end, for this is written in the book:
   
A tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts musters the host of the battle. They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.  Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt. And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.[1] ….And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.[2]

Seeking guaranteed protection from ruinous wars, the great powers formed an organization for collective security named the League of Nations. The League's charters pledged collective security for a member nation if aggressed by another. Ethiopia, a member in good standing, sought protection per the League's charter from Italy, who controlled coastal Ethiopia by aggression already, and was advancing to the heartland. The great powers betrayed Ethiopia and made covert agreements with the aggressor to sacrifice Ethiopia. Italy's undersecretary for colonies, Alessandro Lessona, made a speech in May of 1935 to his people, implicitly revealing the kernel of the agreement that Italy would carry on war against Ethiopia and that France and Britain were backing it to the hilt. 
     





The Second World War is a stamp left by God to warn all nations and kindred of the consequences of messing with Tsion. The Lord has more warning for transgressions that were and yet to come and the nations are reminded to heed to the warnings once more:

Now also many nations are gathered against you, that say, let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Tsion. But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither do they understand his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. Arise and thresh, O daughter of Tsion: for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hoofs brass: and you shall beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their unjust gain to the LORD, and their substance to the Lord of the whole earth.
[10]

Hallowed be the LORD




The kingdom of nations gathered in 1936 in Geneva and the great powers had already sold Tsion. Britain, who controlled parts of Ethiopia (Somalia and Sudan), allowed Mussolini's arms to pass through the Suez Canal, which also was under its control. France, the country that already butchered a part of Ethiopia (Djibouti), supported Italy's advance to heartland Ethiopia as did other European countries. A secret English-French agreement was concocted between the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Samuel Hoare, and the French Prime Minister, Pierre Laval. The Hoare-Laval Pact agreed to give up Ethiopia to Italy.

Atse Haile Selassie, as King of Ethiopia, appeared before the League of Nations and spoke some words that carried messages from God.

Apart from the Kingdom of the Lord there is not on this earth any nation that is superior to any other. Should it happen that a strong Government finds it may with impunity to destroy a weak people, then the hour strikes for that weak people to appeal to the League of Nations to give its judgment in all freedom. God and history will remember your judgment.
[3]

There were two judgments from two benches, one was the League of Nation's, which was done behind the scene, in the backdoor, which was one of scheming, betrayal, hypocrisy, injustice, and intrigue.  The other was God's, which was one of justice, equity, balance, and a recompense for Tsion. The powerful in the League of Nations chose to appease the aggressor. In 1935, British private magazines displayed the betrayal and hypocrisy of the powerful members of the league in many different expressions.

One British magazine named Evening Standard related the conniving acts of the powerful founders of the League of Nations to the three monkeys: Mizaru, "see no Abyssinia"; Kikazaru, "hear no Abyssinia"; and Iwazaru, "speak no Abyssinia". [4]

Another British magazine called Punch, in a cartoon depiction in 1935, portrayed the sinister theatrics of Britain and France using words from a nineteen century English song.  
Like a stage musical, Britain and France, dressed in a music hall show, sing to Mussolini, who is holding a paper that reads, "The Abyssinian Dispute". Both Britain and France wag their fingers to Mussolini saying:

"We don't want you to fight,
But by jingo if you do,
We will probably issue a joint memorandum
Suggesting a mild disapproval of you"
[5]

Readers are here advised to pay attention to the word, "the Abyssinian Dispute" that the Europeans used at the time. Why the Europeans use the word Abyssinia to describe Ethiopia has much more to do with what intention Europeans had towards Ethiopia than convenience. However, when they described the crises they faced right before the world war as "the Abyssinian crises" they were forced to do so from the book of the LORD without them knowing it.  

The Europeans called it the "the Abyssinian Dispute" and their judgments were unjust. The book of the LORD called it, the CONTROVERSY OF TSION and from the LORD'S Throne came a judgement that was just and swift.  The Lord's judgement goes like this:

Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and His fury upon all their armies: he has utterly destroyed them, He has delivered them to the slaughter. Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcasses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falls off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.  For it is the day of the LORD'S
vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Tsion.[6]  

Two judgments proceeded from two benches: one from man and one from God.  Of men, Italy pressed ahead and invaded Ethiopia and it came to pass that this bode pleasantly well with Europe. Pleased with Italy's acquisition of Ethiopian lands, Europe lifted up the fake arms embargo it pretended it had imposed. However, the conspiracy of Europe against Tsion did not sit well with the LORD, for it invoked the wrath of the LORD.  Fire in the form of a world war rained from heaven.  Europe became a burning pitch and its mountains smoked from the shells of the guns it had made. The carcasses of its warriors fell in the mountains as well as in the fields and cities and the fouls of the earth summered upon them, and the beasts of the jungles wintered upon them.
Seventy million people died in all in what the Europeans called the Second World War and many European cities were razed to the ground and their economy ravished and their hopes withered. What once was prosperous Britain became a pale shadow of the world power it used to be. France grew to become undignified and wretched. The European misjudgment was confronted by the rise of Hitler, the person who spotted the weakness of the big powers by the hypocrisy they displayed on Ethiopia.  Hitler marched to Europe with the same arrogance and vigor Mussolini marched to Ethiopia. As Germany marched into Europe, pangs and sorrows took a hold of Britain, France and all the rest of nations that made a mockery of Tsion. They were afraid and were in pain like a woman in labor.
Aomori
Augsburg
Baedeker Blitz
Bahrain
Barrow-in-Furness Belfast
Belgrade
Berlin
Birmingham Braunschweig
Bremen
Breslau
Brighton
Bristol
Bucharest
Budapest
Caen
Calcutta
Cardiff
Chemnitz
Chişinău
Chongqing
Clydebank
Cologne
Coventry
Danzig
Darmstadt
Darwin
Dresden
Dublin

The following are cities bombed or destroyed or razed by bombardments in the Second World War: [9]
Duisburg
Düsseldorf
Essen
Frampol
Frankfurt
Frascati
Fukui
Fukuoka
Fukuyama
Gelsenkirchen
Gibraltar
Gifu
Greenock
Guangzhou
Haifa
Hamamatsu
Hamburg
Hanau
Heilbronn
Helsinki
Hildesheim
Hiratsuka
Hiroshima
Hull
Innsbruck
Kaiserslautern
Kassel
Kobe
Königsberg
Kure

Leipzig
Liverpool
London
Lübeck
Mainz
Malta
Manchester
Manila
Mannheim
Minsk
Mito
Munich
Nagaoka
Nagasaki
Nagoya
Naha
Nanjing
Naples
Narva
Nottingham
Numazu
Nuremberg
Omuta
Osaka
Pearl Harbor
Pforzheim
Ploiesti
Plymouth
Podgorica
Prague


After the war, Europe had no economy left to govern itself let alone to colonize nations many thousand kilometers distant. There was nothing left in it. Thus colonialism ended for Tsion's sake and by the adjudication of God. There are some who attempt to project European consideration of morality in ending colonialism.  However, this attempt is directly refuted by the various European continued covert attempts to rape Africa. After the war left Britain devastated and beset by trouble and weakness to keep colonial wealth, Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Britain at the time, said rather angrily, the following at the prospects of losing colonial holdings:

I did not become his Majesty's first minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.
[7]

There was no power left of England to spare Churchill of becoming the fist English prime minister to preside over the fall of the British Empire. There was no power left of Europe to keep Africans in shackles. There is no such thing as earthly power before God. 

The Indians think Mohandas Gandhi freed them from British tyranny. Who will tell them that God, the God of Tsion, delivered them from the brute yoke of British colonialism?  Who will tell the Africans that the God of Tsion brought them emancipation by punishing their taskmasters and for Tsion's sakes? 

There was nothing as wrecking and annihilative as the Second World War was in history.  The destruction was sweeping and the transformation overwhelming. In just six years, Europe descended from very rich to very poor. Only the United States reached out to rebuild it by a helping hand they now call the "Marshal Plan." Italy deteriorated from a prosperous nation feared even by the powerful to becoming inadequate and lacking.

To the war and to its past glory, Italy composed a parable

Morning sun on olive groves,
Sparkle of rose red wine,
The thrush's song that wakes the dawn,
Wild cyclamen and thyme,
The scent of earth in the twilight mist,
The joy of autumn time.
Autumn - apples, almonds, figs,
Pomegranates and fruit of the vine.
The soldier looks on the wine when it's red
In Italy in autumn time.  

A few days north, a different scene.
Olives are blasted and torn.
The thrush but chatters in sleepless fear,
Relief of another morn.
There shell smoke reeks the winter air,
There men are shattered and suffer and die,
And guns roar on through the dawn,
Through growing gold of early light.
Can love of destruction be born? [8]
Rabaul
Remscheid
Rome
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rotterdam
Saarbrücken
Salzburg
Schaffhausen
Schwäbisch Hall
Schweinfurt
Sendai
Shanghai
Sheffield
Shizuoka
Singapore
Sofia
Southampton
Stalingrad
Stettin
Stuttgart
Swansea

Taipei
Tallinn
Tel Aviv
Thessaloníki
Tokyo
Toyama
Toyohashi
Treviso
Tsu
Ujiyamada
Ulm
Vienna
Warsaw
Wesel
Wieluń
Wuppertal
Würzburg
Yawata
Yokohama
Zadar
Zagreb

1  Isaiah 13:2-9
2 Isaiah 13: 11
3 Atse Haileselassie's speech to the League of Nations, June, 1936. Geneva, Switzerland
4 An English news paper in 1935 named "Evening Standard" likened the League's conniving judgments on international law and order to the proverbial judgments of the three monkeys 
5 A British magazine called Punch displayed this cartoon in 1935
6 Isaiah 34: 1-8
7 Churchill's words after the war at the prospect of England losing its colonial holdings
8  Italian Holiday in World War II, kiwisoldier.150m.com
9 Aerial bombing of cities in the second world war, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
10
Micah 4: 11-13
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