The History Of New York Earthquakes: Before The Sixth Seal (Rev 6:12)

Historic Earthquakes

Near New York City, New York

1884 08 10 19:07 UTC

Magnitude 5.5

Intensity VII

This severe earthquake affected an area roughly extending along the Atlantic Coast from southern Maine to central Virginia and westward to Cleveland, Ohio. Chimneys were knocked down and walls were cracked in several States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Many towns from Hartford, Connecticut, to West Chester,Pennsylvania.

Property damage was severe at Amityville and Jamaica, New York, where several chimneys were “overturned” and large cracks formed in walls. Two chimneys were thrown down and bricks were shaken from other chimneys at Stratford (Fairfield County), Conn.; water in the Housatonic River was agitated violently. At Bloomfield, N.J., and Chester, Pa., several chimneys were downed and crockery was broken. Chimneys also were damaged at Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Allentown, Easton, and Philadelphia, Pa. Three shocks occurred, the second of which was most violent. This earthquake also was reported felt in Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Several slight aftershocks were reported on August 11.

The Increasing Nuclear Threat (Revelation 8)

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The Doomsday Clock says it’s two minutes to nuclear midnight and the potential annihilation of the human race.

The clock, developed and adjusted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, will provide a new time for 2019 by the end of January that determines whether the nuclear risk has increased.

The last time the clock stood still was when it went unchanged at three minutes to midnight as 2015 passed into 2016. It has lost 30 seconds each of the last two years.

The Doomsday Clock, begun in 1947, speaks to the global disaster of nuclear war, though it also now factors in climate change. The 2018 report from president and CEO Rachel Bronson, made these observations a year ago:

“Although the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists focuses on nuclear risk, climate change, and emerging technologies, the nuclear landscape takes center stage in this year’s Clock statement. Major nuclear actors are on the cusp of a new arms race, one that will be very expensive and will increase the likelihood of accidents and misperceptions. Across the globe, nuclear weapons are poised to become more rather than less usable because of nations’ investments in their nuclear arsenals. This is a concern that Bulletin has been highlighting for some time, but momentum toward this new reality is increasing.”

Now consider the developments around the world in the past year:

• According to the Department of Defense, Russia is adding new military capabilities to its large stockpile of nonstrategic nuclear weapons (NSNWs), including those deployable by ships, aircraft, and ground forces.

• China has about 75 to 100 ICBMs with nuclear missions in its inventory, including a class of missiles with a range in excess of 6,835 miles. Those can reach most locations within the continental United States. The remainder of China’s nuclear force includes road-mobile, solid-fueled CSS-5 (DF-21) medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) for regional missions.

• Israel is reportedly adding three submarines with nuclear capabilities as a hedge against Iran. Iran could have renewed aspirations for nuclear weapons after the United States withdrew last May from the 2015 international treaty governing its enrichment capacity and stockpile.

• North Korea’s on-again, off-again conversations with the United States have yielded no cutback in nuclear arms development and reports indicate some bases are secretly being expanded.

• Pakistan and India are nuclear powers with a generational dislike for each other that includes periodic military flareups. Both are confronting serious internal issues as well.

About the Author

About Larry Weisman

I am a longtime journalist, writer, reporter, editor and publicist. I covered many high-profile events for USA Today, served as editorial director for the Washington Redskins and as a copy editor for Cox Media Group’s National Shared Services desk. I have had a byline on three books and appeared in the remake of “The Longest Yard.”

The First Nuclear War Will Be Suicide (Revelation 8)

Imran Khan accuses India of rejecting his peace overtures, says war between two nuclear-armed nations would be ‘suicidal’

• Imran Khan said that even a Cold War was not in the interests of the two countries

The Indo-Pak ties strained after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists in 2016

• The ties further nose-dived in 2017 with no bilateral talks talking place between them

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused India of not responding to his peace overtures and said that any war between two nuclear-armed nations would be suicidal for them.

In an interview with Turkish news agency TRT World, according to his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, Khan again expressed his desire for talks with India.

He said that even a Cold War was not in the interests of the two countries.

“Two nuclear armed countries should not even think of a war; not even a Cold War because it could worsen any time. The only way is bilateral talks. Two nuclear armed countries at war is like a suicide,” the party quoted him as saying.

He said India did not respond to his peace overtures.

India has been maintaining that terror and talks cannot go together.

“India was offered to take one step towards and we shall take two. But India rejected Pakistan’s offer for talks several times,” Khan said.

Khan also said said that India would never be able to suppress the rights of the Kashmiri people.

The Indo-Pak ties strained after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists in 2016 and India’s surgical strikes inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The ties further nose-dived in 2017 with no bilateral talks talking place between them.

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US Sanctions Pressuring the Iranian Horn

Unprecedented’ U.S. sanctions are pressuring Iran: Khamenei

GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. sanctions are putting unprecedented pressure on Iranians while “first class idiots” are running Washington’s policy, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump last year pulled out of an international pact on Iran’s nuclear program and re-imposed sanctions intended to scupper Tehran’s oil exports, curb its missile program and clip its regional influence.

The measures have hit Iran’s economy hard.

“The sanctions do put pressure on the country and the people,” Khamenei said, according to a transcript on his website of a speech in Tehran to commemorate an event from the 1979 revolution.

“The Americans happily say that these sanctions are unprecedented in history. Yes, they’re unprecedented. And the defeat that the Americans will face will be unprecedented, God willing,” he added.

Khamenei lambasted U.S. officials’ approach to Iran as irrational, saying: “They are first-class idiots.”

Iran’s economy has faced instability in recent months with the rial fluctuating in value, making it difficult for ordinary people to make ends meet.

Sporadic protests linked to the tough economic situation have been led by truck drivers, farmers, workers, merchants and teachers, occasionally resulting in violent confrontations with security forces.

The Iranian government must help the country’s weakest, Khamenei added in his speech.

Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

North Korea Remains A Nuclear Threat

World War 3 fears were sparked at the start of the year when Kim Jong-un delivered a stern message to the US following President Donald Trump’s effort to shut down North Korea’s ruthless regime. Retired general Jack Keane told Fox News that relations between the two countries are ultimately “stalemated” after the US failed to shut down the North Korea’s nuclear weapons operations.

Not a single nuclear weapon or ballistic missile has been disarmed or destroyed

Jack Keane

Mr Keane said there had “clearly” been progress on issues such as the halting of nuclear ballistic missile testing and the return of hostages. But he warned: “No progress on the core issue – denuclearisation.

“Not a single nuclear weapon or ballistic missile has been disarmed or destroyed.”

Kim and Trump vowed to work towards denuclearisation and build a “lasting and stable” peace regime at their landmark summit in Singapore in June. But both sides have since been struggling to make progress.

When asked by Fox News host Gillian Turner whether the failure to denuclearise surprised him, Mr Keane said “no” and added: “The thing that does surprise me is that the north has not turned over our initial request of the inventory of all of their weapon sites.

“Much less, a plan to disarm them and destroy them in front of independent inspectors. So we are still, in some respects on the core issue, at the start point.”

He added: “It sounds like you are saying there is progress but not really on the issue we care about, which is ‘are they going to nuke us at some point in the near future and cause havoc and destruction around the world?’ That’s what everybody is worried about – not these peripheral visions.”

In response, Mr Keane said: “Yes, I agree with you. I think as opposed to just visiting Kim Jong-un – he wants that visit because it puts him back on the world stage.

“It helps him with his domestic audience as being a prominent world leader. Let’s not give him that. Let’s get a concession out of him that we want, like the list of all your inventory and some kind of programme before we have another visit”.

Mr Keane urged the US President to “leverage the visit” because Kim “needs it more than we want it”.

Kim Jong-un last week warned that if the US persists with sanctions then the hermit kingdom may be “be left with no choice but to consider a new way to safeguard our sovereignty and interests”.

The North Korean leader used his New Year address to increase tensions between the nation and the US.

The hermit-kingdom despot said there would be faster progress on denuclearisation if the United States took the corresponding action.

Kim insisted he is willing to meet Trump at any time to produce results the international community would welcome.

However, the North Korean leader said while his resolve for complete denuclearisation remains unchanged, he may have to seek a “new path” if the United States continues to demand unilateral action from the nation.

According to Kim, North Korea would have “no option but to explore a new path in order to protect our sovereignty” if the United States “miscalculates our people’s patience, forces something upon us and pursues sanctions and pressure without keeping a promise it made in front of the world”.

It was not clear what “new path” the North Korean leader was referring to.

Pyongyang has demanded Washington lift sanctions and declare an official end to the 1950-53 Korean War in response to its initial, unilateral steps toward denuclearisation.

The pledge for denuclearisation last year between the US and North Korea included dismantling the rogue nation’s only known nuclear testing site and a key missile engine facility.

Iran to Continue Nuclear Space Program

Iran will continue with its aerospace programme despite warnings of more economic and political isolation by the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, adding there was no international law prohibiting the plan.

Zarif, who is in New Delhi on a bilateral visit, also told Reuters news agency that leaving a 2015 nuclear deal that was agreed between Iran and world powers is an option Tehran could take, but is not the only one on the table.

Under UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which enshrined the nuclear deal in 2015, Iran is “called upon” to refrain from work on ballistic missiles.

Iran has ruled out negotiations with Washington over its military capabilities, particularly the missile programme run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is not covered by the nuclear agreement, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Citing the US-backed invasion of Iran by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 1980, Tehran insisted that its programme is designed purely to defend the country from future regional threats.

It also insists that it is not pursuing a nuclear weapons programme, despite scepticism from the West.

Earlier this month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a pre-emptive warning to Iran against pursuing three planned space rocket launches he said would violate the UN Security Council Resolution because they use ballistic missile technology.

Pompeo said Iran’s planned Space Launch Vehicles (SLV) incorporate technology “virtually identical” to what is used in intercontinental ballistic missiles.

“The United States will not stand by and watch the Iranian regime’s destructive policies place international stability and security at risk,” Pompeo said in a statement.

“We advise the regime to reconsider these provocative launches and cease all activities related to ballistic missiles in order to avoid deeper economic and diplomatic isolation.”

Final touches before launch

Pompeo also said Iran had launched ballistic missiles numerous times since the UN resolution was adopted. He said it test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads on December 1.

In November, Iranian Deputy Defence Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh was quoted by Iranian media as saying that Iran would soon launch three satellites made by domestic experts into space.

US President Donald Trump last year walked out of the Iran nuclear deal, which was negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama.

Since then, he has reimposed sweeping sanctions aimed at crippling Iran’s economy.

Trump said the deal was flawed because it did not include curbs on Iran’s development of ballistic missiles or its support for proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq.

European powers still support the JCPOA, noting that Iran is in compliance while sharing the same concerns about missiles. UN-backed nuclear inspectors also said that Iran continues to abide by the conditions of the nuclear deal.

In July 2017, Iran launched a Simorgh (Phoenix) rocket it said could deliver a satellite into space, an act the US State Department called provocative. Earlier that month, the US imposed new economic sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme.

Earlier this month, Iran’s Amirkabir University of Technology said that it was putting the final touches to the Payam (Message) satellite, which it said was equipped with four cameras and could be used for agricultural, forestry and other peaceful purposes, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

The satellite, weighing about 100kg, is to be launched by a state-run space centre into an orbit of 500km using a Simorgh rocket.

Iranian media reports said the Payam launch may coincide with celebrations in early February marking the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic revolution.