Yes. WW3 is exactly what I'm thinking too, and like you said, Putin isn't stupid. I don't like Putin, but I respect his tactics.
Putin seems to be throwing a monkey wrench in the NWO crowd because on some level he is a nationalist. He really does love Russia. Does he love her with the love of a KGB agent? I have no idea. lol. But he does seem to want to retain Russia's autonomy from those seeking a one world government with the West at the helm. I don't think Russia and China will ever be as bosom-buddy as they sometimes portray. There is a lot of distrust in Russian-Sino relations, even on their best day. Otherwise, Putin and China would have already teamed up to wipe us out. But this is all in God's hands. WWIII will not happen until He is ready, no matter what Obama is up to.
I think Obama is trying to destroy this country, not simply take it over. Not sure where he plans on running off to once he does, but every step he's taken seems carefully calculated. Not the least bit 'incompetent' in my eyes.
I've been joking for months that when he leaves office he'll direct the pilot of AF1 to drop him off in Iran. lol. But better yet, in his mind, is not to leave office at all. No, Obama is not trying to destroy the country, he is trying to transform it. What better method of consolidation of power in a national entity is there than socialism? Once the country is socialist and its liberty and private enterprise is demolished, it will be much easier to implement the North American Union that the Bush/Clinton team are so fond of, which is just the next stage of consolidation. To form a world empire or global government, consolidation is the key. I can't say the word enough because it is the core principle behind all the paid lackeys and puppets that have held high office for so long. Look very closely at Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi. She has worked for/towards the North American Union through CFR, so Cruz, being a Bushie, is most likely no different. Bush recently came out and said he disliked Cruz, but that was just smoke. Cruz is a dark horse for these people too. Here's two short videos if you are interested in this. Plans for NAU spans all administrations of the last 30 years.
One thing that has my attention (and this is beyond geopolitics) is; Why is ISIS so interested Mosul????
I'll drop a hint at the risk of sounding like a fool:
Zeph 2:13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.
14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.
15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.
Isaiah 47:7 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.
8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
Rev 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
I honestly have no idea how that may be related to ISIS, as the Church Age could continue for another 2000 years if the Father wills it. Too many unknowns for me to speculate. One thing is for sure, everything is set in place for the end of the Age. But that's been the case before, too.