Why Annihilation of Nations or Not?
Our Lady of Fatima warned that if Her requests were not heeded, Russia would "spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated." However, in His infinite mercy, God has offered us a way to avoid this terrible punishment. Through the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we will not only avoid the predicted chastisements, but we will be granted the inestimable gift of peace throughout the world for all mankind.
It is important to particularly note two of Our Ladys words: nations and annihilation. Heaven has chosen those words with infinite wisdom. Our Lady did not say "states" would be annihilated, and was not, therefore, referring to civil governments or sovereignties. The word "nations" refers to peoples. For example, when in 1795 Germany, France, Russia and Austria-Hungary overran Poland and divided it among themselves, the Polish state was annihilated, but the Polish nation was not annihilated; the Polish people remained. In 1919 the Polish state was reconstituted. Obviously, the Polish nation had not been annihilated. So when Our Lady declares that nations will be annihilated, Shes referring to nations of people, not physical states marked by borders.
Likewise, the word "annihilated" is very significant. It comes from the Latin word "nihil," which means "nothing." Literally, annihilated means "made into nothing." If Our Lady had meant to say that there would be a near total, but not quite total destruction of peoples, She would have chosen another word, such as "devastated." So, distressing as it is to imagine, we must conclude that entire peoples will be obliterated if we do not first have the Consecration of Russia. Until now, Our Ladys most dire warning and prophecy, "various nations will be annihilated," has not taken place. However, the world moves closer to its fulfillment daily, as is explained below.
Moving Toward Annihilation
The extermination of vast multitudes of people is not only possible, it has happened with alarming frequency since 1917. On the heels of the French Revolution, Robespierre publicly declared his desire to wipe out around ten million Frenchmen through his reign of terror; there werent many more than that in France. He was stopped short of his goal, but others werent.
Lenin stated that he would be willing to kill 75% of the worlds population if it meant that what was left would be communist. Stalin boasted, "If you kill five men its murder; if you kill five million, its a political movement." The two men combined to kill at least 60 million, and maybe as many as 110 million during their reigns as head of Russia and the Soviet Union. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s Stalin starved to death approximately twenty million people in the Ukraine alone. Mao killed tens of millions in China during his reign. Half the population approximately three million people of Cambodia was killed in the 1970s. The list goes on: Rwanda, Ethiopia, the Balkans, Lebanon in the 1980s, etc. The greatest modern holocaust, however, has been the war waged on the unborn. Abortion was illegal everywhere in the world when Our Lady appeared at the Cova da Iria in 1917. Yet since 1970, around 800 million children have been "legally" killed in their mothers wombs, and the numbers are growing every year.
The current population of the world stands at about six billion people. Who would want to annihilate large numbers of these six billion? The following is one example: There is a monument in Georgia that displays the viewpoint of some powerful and wealthy people, particularly the Georgia Guidestones environmental movement. It stands over 19 feet tall at the top of a hill beside Highway 72, about seven miles north of Elberton, Georgia. On it is written ten principles for the environmental movement and the "new age of reason" it claims is coming.
The first principle reads, "Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in Perpetual Balance with Nature." Since there are six billion people in the world, this monument is essentially calling for the extermination of more than 90 percent of the worlds population. Under this principle, each individual would have only less than ten percent chance of survival (see "Monument In Our Midst Calls For Extermination of 9/10ths of World Population").
Of course, we can be sure that those people who put up this structure, or support its tenets, wont volunteer for extermination. Christians, in particular, can be sure that they will be targeted. The monuments fourth principle is to "Rule Passion, Faith, Tradition and all Things with Tempered Reason." Under this principle, if a Catholic takes his Faith to the public domain, as he is bound to do under conscience, he could very well be judged as not having subjected his "faith" to "tempered reason."
What of the future?
We do not know which nations will be annihilated from the face of the earth if the Consecration of Russia continues to be delayed. Our own nation could be one of them. Thousands of nuclear warheads exist throughout the world. Russia and Communist China, which are allies, both regard the United States as their enemy. While the nuclear warheads in Russia and China or those possessed by other countries may not be currently aimed at the United States, they could be aimed there within two minutes.
In her interview with Father Fuentes, (see "Published Testimony: Father Fuentes (1957)") Sister Lucy stated, "many times the Most Holy Virgin told my cousins as well as myself, that many nations will disappear from the face of the earth, that Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation. ..." The results of the Pope and the bishops failing to consecrate Russia have affected all of us; and until it is done, we will continue to experience Gods chastisement. Only the Consecration of Russia can prevent the annihilation and chastisements that yet await us. Therefore, our own lives and the lives of our friends and family members are at stake. Truly, our fate and the fate of the world depend upon the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.