"In the first stages, this third antichrist will point out external enemies to give strength to his strategies. He will strive for a strong military and a firm control over his nation and people, their opinions and actions. The antichrist and his close followers have the uncanny ability to manipulate and convince people of the right of their actions and their methods. Under other circumstances these methods would be unnecessary, unacceptable, wrong or illegal.
In order to expand his power, established international agreements get canceled or changed. Rules that apply to all nations will not be allowed to apply to him or his people.
The antichrist will follow a strategy of expansion: nations will be manipulated, countries invaded and control of natural resources reallocated in order to improve the quality of life of his own people and to ensure their safety and future development. The consequences of the growth and success of this one nation will negatively affect other countries. Initially the politics followed, will cause international unrest, discussion, frustration, doubts, unbelief etcetera but no actions.
Since the third antichrist is likely to be the leader of a technically and economically very advanced nation he will have access to advanced powerfull sciences, technology and weapons. This dominating position will further facilitate manipulating other countries to join or to commend his actions. His main aim will be to remove the impact any consequences that his expansive actions might entail for him, his followers and his nation by focussing and further developing military defence systems and building up a strong secret service."
My goodness, the third antichrist sounds like George Bush.