History Says Expect The Sixth Seal In New York (Revelation 6:12)

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History Says New York Is Earthquake Prone


If the past is any indication, New York can be hit by an earthquake, claims John Armbruster, a seismologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.Based on historical precedent, Armbruster says the New York City metro area is susceptible to an earthquake of at least a magnitude of 5.0 once a century.According to the New York Daily News, Lynn Skyes, lead author of a recent study by seismologists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory adds that a magnitude-6 quake hits the area about every 670 years, and magnitude-7 every 3,400 years.A 5.2-magnitude quake shook New York City in 1737 and another of the same severity hit in 1884.Tremors were felt from Maine to Virginia.There are several fault lines in the metro area, including one along Manhattan’s 125th St. – which may have generated two small tremors in 1981 and may have been the source of the major 1737 earthquake, says Armbruster.There’s another fault line on Dyckman St. and one in Dobbs Ferry in nearby Westchester County.“The problem here comes from many subtle faults,” explained Skyes after the study was published.He adds: “We now see there is earthquake activity on them. Each one is small, but when you add them up, they are probably more dangerous than we thought.”“Considering population density and the condition of the region’s infrastructure and building stock, it is clear that even a moderate earthquake would have considerable consequences in terms of public safety and economic impact,” says the New York City Area Consortium for Earthquake Loss Mitigation on its website.Armbruster says a 5.0-magnitude earthquake today likely would result in casualties and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.“I would expect some people to be killed,” he notes.The scope and scale of damage would multiply exponentially with each additional tick on the Richter scale. (ANI)

The Expanding Chinese Nuclear Horn: Daniel 7

China expanding nuclear arms plants revealed – Washington Times

One plutonium production area, the Jiuquan Atomic Energy Complex, doubled in size at a nuclear reprocessing zone in the past two years alone and added another reactor in the past year.

U.S. officials view the significant construction at Jiuquan as part of what the Pentagon said recently is a plan by Beijing to double the size of its warhead stockpile in the next decade. China has more than 200 warheads and is building more for its growing force of multiwarhead missiles.

Intelligence from the briefing challenges widely reported studies on Chinese fissile material production. As recently as 2017, international experts concluded that China ended plutonium production for weapons in 1991 and uranium production for arms in 1987.

“The world deserves to know what China is up to. They have never admitted how many nuclear weapons they have and how many they plan on building,” said Marshall Billingslea, the State Department’s lead envoy for arms control.

“But it is clear from imagery that China is engaged in a secretive crash buildup of its infrastructure. There is no doubt that China wants to be on par with the United States and Russia in terms of its military and nuclear capabilities,” he added.

The information from the slides is part of the Trump administration’s effort to persuade China to join New START nuclear arms talks with the United States and Russia. Beijing so far has rebuffed U.S. appeals to join the arms talks.

A second satellite photo made public shows extensive expansion of the nuclear-weapons-related research complex at Mianyang, in south-central China. Mianyang produces warheads and conducts research, development and testing of nuclear arms under the direction of the China Academy of Engineering and Physics, or CAEP.

The academy has been compared to a combination of the U.S. Energy Department’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, where nuclear weapons were designed, and the Pantex plant in Texas that assembles the warheads that can deliver nuclear weapons to targets.

The CAEP has been described as a brain trust and the leading institution in China engaged in nuclear work, both military and civilian. It also conducts extensive financial transactions as part of its international business portfolio.

A third satellite photo made public reveals that China’s military reactor complex at Leshan over the past decade grew by about 20 times the size of the original reactor in place in 2010.

Leshan, in southern Sichuan province, is the site used for making nuclear-weapons-related materials and naval nuclear reactors. In the past, a uranium enrichment plant was located in Leshan.

The Leshan complex appears to be part of China’s major buildup of nuclear-powered ballistic missile and attack submarines.

An obligation to negotiate

Mr. Billingslea said Beijing has a legal obligation under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to engage in arms talks.

“For months now, we have been calling on the Chinese Communist Party to come to the table and negotiate in good faith,” he said. “This is not merely an ask that we have. This is an obligation of theirs. China is legally bound to honor it. The NPT states plainly that all parties must pursue negotiations in good faith. China is perilously close to standing in violation of the NPT due to their repeated refusals to meet.”

Earlier, the Trump administration declassified new briefing slides on Chinese excavation at the Lop Nur nuclear testing site. Work at the facility recently increased, and the administration has suggested in official reports that China may have carried out nuclear tests there.

The briefing also included satellite photos of Chinese missiles paraded during the annual national day festivities.

A comparison of parades of missiles since 2009 showed that the latest parade in 2019 was 10 times longer than the first and displayed new missiles such as the DF-17 hypersonic missile, DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile, and DF-31 and DF-41 ICBMs, along with the JL-2 submarine-launched missile.

“In the past, I’ve said that in 2019 China launched 225 ballistic missiles. That is a huge number, more than the rest of the world combined,” said Mr. Billingslea, the arms envoy.

“The same was true in 2018,” he said. “As of October of this year, even with COVID-19, China has shot off 180 ballistic missiles.”

Adm. Charles Richard, commander of the Strategic Command, told reporters in September that China’s nuclear buildup should not be measured by numbers of warheads, which are far fewer than the United States’ 1,550 deployed warheads.

Adm. Richard said a nation’s stockpile is a relatively crude measure of capabilities.

“You have to look at the totality of it: the delivery systems, what they’re capable of, what their readiness is,” he said. “And China, in particular, is developing a stack of capabilities that, to my mind, is increasingly inconsistent with a stated no-first-use policy.”

China has claimed its nuclear arsenal is far smaller than those of the U.S. and Russia and that it would not be the first to use nuclear arms in a conflict. That claim is under scrutiny because of the nuclear forces buildup.

“Given the huge gap between the nuclear arsenals of China and those of the U.S. and the Russian Federation, it is unfair, unreasonable and infeasible to expect China to join in any trilateral arms control negotiation,” Geng Shuang, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, told the U.N. General Assembly last month. He called the U.S. demand to join the nuclear talks “a trick to shift the focus of the international community.”

China’s submarine missile capability is also a concern.

“China now has the capability to directly threaten our homeland from a ballistic missile submarine,” Adm. Richard said. “That’s a pretty watershed moment.”

The annual Pentagon report on the Chinese military stated that China’s nuclear forces will “significantly evolve” in 10 years with advanced weapons and larger numbers of a land-, sea- and air-based delivery system.

“Over the next decade, China’s nuclear warhead stockpile — currently estimated to be in the low-200s — is projected to at least double in size as China expands and modernizes its nuclear forces,” the report said.

It was the first time in decades that the Pentagon had revealed its estimate of warheads. Some experts say the number is much larger and includes hidden stockpiles of warheads.

A Chinese Embassy spokesman did not return an email request for comment.

The Russian Underwater Nuclear Horn: Daniel 7

State Department fears Russian underwater nuclear drones could unleash ‘radioactive tsunami’ on US — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

November 14, 2020

A US State Department official has issued a warning over Russia’s nuclear deterrent, saying the unmanned submarine drones equipped with warheads are capable of causing tsunamis.

Christopher Ford, the assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation, made the claims during a virtual conference on nuclear weapons and international law.

He told viewers Washington has “reasons to be concerned about Russian policy.” Ford doubts that Moscow, which says its nuclear arsenal exists only for defense purposes, would use it “proportionally” in the case of a conflict.

“The Russians have suggested that they might respond with the all-out use of nuclear weapons if they see even a single incoming ballistic missile,” Ford warned.

He also expressed concern over Moscow’s development of Poseidon, an unmanned underwater submersible that could potentially be equipped with both conventional and nuclear weapons.

Another disturbing sign comes with Russia’s development of the Poseidon nuclear powered underwater drones that it apparently intends to fit with multi-megaton nuclear warheads and launch across the ocean in wartime in order to inundate U.S. coastal cities with radioactive tsunamis.

He went on to say that such a concept raises “serious questions” whether it could be used in accordance with international law.

The Poseidon, previously known by its code name ‘Status-6’, was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin in March 2018 as a part of a group of nuclear weapons meant to counter the US nuclear threat.

While both Washington and Moscow’s nuclear stockpiles have been reduced since the height of the Cold War, disarmament faced a setback in recent years. The countries are still in discussion regarding the current nuclear arms reduction treaty, known as ‘New START’, that is due to expire in February. Previously, President Putin proposed extending it for a year, without adding any extra conditions.

The Powerful Russian Nuclear Horn: Daniel 7

How Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Keep Becoming More Powerful | The National Interest

For starters: This week Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has considerably expanded the analytical and operational capabilities of its strategic nuclear forces’ command and control systems.

This week Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has considerably expanded the analytical and operational capabilities of its strategic nuclear forces’ command and control systems.

“Over the past few years, much has been done to maintain all of the strategic nuclear forces’ command and control components at the highest level,” the Russian head of state said at a defense industry meeting on Wednesday, according to Tass.

“[Russia] has considerably modernized stationary and mobile command and control centers, expanded their analytical and operational capabilities, including information provision, monitoring and situational analysis,” Putin added. “The quality of such a major parameter as jamming resistance has increased. Today all the command and control centers allow receiving comprehensive data on the situation in real time, assess the situation based on this information and make substantiated decisions.”

Putin called upon his nation’s defense industry to discuss the pace of outfitting the armed forces with the latest command and control systems. This would primarily include the strategic nuclear forces’ control systems, as well as the systems of strategic nuclear weapons’ command and control.

“It is perfectly clear that the stable, effective and reliable operation of these systems and the entire command and control contour in a combat environment is crucial for the combat potential of the nuclear triad and, generally, the army and the navy to adequately and quickly respond to potential military threats,” the Russian leader added.

Russia’s Nuclear Triad 

The nuclear triad is a three-pronged military force structure that consists of land-launched nuclear missiles, nuclear-missile-armed submarines, and strategic aircraft with nuclear bombs and missiles. Russia inherited the nuclear arsenal of all the former Soviet states.

Putin has said that he believes that the nuclear triad remains a key guarantee of military security, which makes attempts at putting pressure on Russia essentially futile.

“Although the nature of military threats is changing, it is the nuclear triad that remains a key guarantee of Russia’s military security and, if one takes a broader look, of global stability,” Putin said in his opening remarks at a meeting with top Defense Ministry officials and heads of federal agencies and enterprises of the defense-industrial complex on Tuesday.

“Preservation of this balance of force reduces to nothing the risk of a large-scale military conflict and in fact makes any attempts at blackmail or pressure against our country senseless,” Putin added.

The United States and Russia have been close to an agreement to temporarily freeze the number of warheads on both sides and extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) for one year. However, the Trump administration has previously made it clear that any nuclear freeze must include China.

Russia has maintained that it will not get into an “exhausting arms race” and said there is no reason for it to do so.

“For the first time in history Russia is not in the position of a runner-up,” added Putin. “It has come up with certain weapon systems that are years and even decades ahead of foreign counterparts. Some systems are unparalleled in the world and most likely will remain as such for quite a long time.”

Dialogue With America

Putin’s statements on the strategic nuclear weapons’ command and control also came as the Kremlin has announced that it hopes it will be possible to build a new dialogue with the next U.S. president and potentially improve relations between the two countries.

“We hope that it will be possible to build dialogue with the next U.S. president and agree on ways to improve bilateral relations,” Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. “Particularly because an important field of bilateral relations, the security and stability field, concerns not only our two nations but in fact all nations in the world.”

Peter Suciu is a Michigan-based writer who has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers and websites. He is the author of several books on military headgear including A Gallery of Military Headdress, which is available on Amazon.com.

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Honduras and Guatemala brace for the wind of God’s wrath: Jeremiah 23

Honduras and Guatemala brace for next incoming storm | Honduras | Al Jazeera

Still reeling from Hurricane Eta, Central America is expecting heavy rain and winds from Tropical Storm Iota on Monday.

A resident looks at storm damage caused by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras [Delmer Martinez/AP]

Still reeling from the deadly devastation of Hurricane Eta, Honduras and Guatemala are bracing for another tropical storm to hit the region.

In a statement issued at 10am ET (15:00 GMT) on Saturday, the United States-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned that Tropical Storm Iota was expected to strengthen, bringing “dangerous winds, storm surge and rainfall” to Central America starting on Monday.

The storm was located about 545km (340 miles) from Kingston, Jamaica, the NHC said.

Iota is forecast to be at or near major hurricane strength when it approaches Central America,” the agency said in its statement.

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Saturday that he had ordered evacuations for areas expected to be affected by the incoming storm.

“We are concerned about the area of Alta Verapaz and Quiche. We believe that they are the areas where we could have the greatest impact,” Giammattei said. “We hope God helps us.”

In Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernandez also urged people in the path of Iota to evacuate to the nearest shelters. “Iota is going to put our lives and our economy at risk again,” he said.

The region is still recuperating after Category 4 Hurricane Eta struck earlier this month, killing at least 120 people, according to Reuters news agency’s tally.

Heavy rainfall led to deadly flash flooding and landslides in several countries.

On Saturday morning, authorities in Guatemala said a mudslide buried 10 people in the state of Chiquimula near the border with Honduras. Emergency workers said they rescued two people and recovered three bodies, while five others are still missing.

Residents affected by Hurricane Eta stand in a line to receive donated food in Planeta, Honduras [Delmer Martinez/AP]

Guatemala’s Alta Verapaz region has been especially hard hit by Eta, as a mountain partly collapsed in the village of Queja, killing and burying alive dozens of people.

Rescue operations across Honduras and Guatemala were slowed by destroyed roads and bridges, forcing authorities to draft in the military and use helicopters and speedboats to rescue people stranded on top of their houses.

Iota is already a record-setting system, being the 30th named storm of this year’s extraordinarily busy Atlantic hurricane season.

Such activity has focused attention on climate change, which scientists say is causing wetter, stronger and more destructive storms.

We are concerned about the area of Alta Verapaz and Quiche. We believe that they are the areas where we could have the greatest impact. We hope God helps us

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei

The NHC said the storm could lead to life-threatening flash flooding and cause rivers to burst their banks in parts of Haiti, Jamaica and Central America through Wednesday.

Residents of the community of Cruz de Valencia in northwestern Honduras have already begun evacuating.

“We have to get out, we have to save our lives,” resident Erick Gomez told Reuters news agency.

Gomez said he only survived the flooding from the last hurricane by clinging to a tree to avoid being swept away by the rushing water.

“We are afraid of what we just suffered with Eta, and we do not want to go through the same thing again,” he added.

Source : News Agencies

Pakistan and India Accelerate to the First Nuclear War: Revelation 8

Homes were left ruined following the shelling between the two nuclear powers

Pakistan and India clashes leave 12 dead as nuclear-armed neighbours exchange fire and terrified civilians flee

Chris Bradford

PAKISTANI and Indian troops have clashed in the disputed territory of Kashmir, leaving at least 12 people dead and terrified civilians fleeing for their lives.

Tensions have been rising between the South Asian nuclear neighbours ever since they gained independence from Britain in 1947, making the Himalayan region one of the world’s flashpoints.

Homes were left ruined following the shelling between the two nuclear powersCredit: AFP or licensors
A child injured in a mortal shell that was allegedly fired by the Indian army across the Line of Control in Kashmir

A child injured in a mortal shell that was allegedly fired by the Indian army across the Line of Control in KashmirCredit: EPA

Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir, which is split between them and is claimed by both in its entirety. 

Pakistani military and government officials have accused India of launching the assault after allegedly firing rockets and mortal shells yesterday.

It’s reported that a Pakistani soldier, five civilians were killed and at least 27 were injured. 

The fatalities were some of the highest reported in years. 

Sardar Masood Khan, the leader of the Pakistani-administered Kashmir, admitted he feared a wider conflict. 

“If such Indian hostilities are not stopped, then it will also be difficult to stop a war between Pakistan and India,” he said.

Pakistan’s military described the attack as the latest unprovoked cease-fire violation by India and said Pakistani troops responded by targeting Indian posts.

“People are running for safety in panic and India is deliberately targeting the civilian population,” Raja Shahid Mahmood, a government official, told the Associated Press.

Kashmir is a highly contested region in the Himalayas with both Pakistan and India claiming its entiretyKashmir is a highly contested region in the Himalayas with both Pakistan and India claiming its entiretyCredit: EPA
The shelling left civilians fleeing for their livesThe shelling left civilians fleeing for their livesCredit: Reuters
A resident holds the remains of a mortal shell that was allegedly fired across the Line of Control, the de-facto border between Pakistan-administered Kashmir and Indian-administered KashmirA resident holds the remains of a mortal shell that was allegedly fired across the Line of Control, the de-facto border between Pakistan-administered Kashmir and Indian-administered KashmirCredit: EPA

Several homes have also been damaged. 

“Villagers were hiding in the community bunkers as the exchange of fire intensifed,” he said.

In Srinagar, the capital of India-controlled Kashmir, three Indian soldiers were killed and three others were wounded. 

Cops said that three Indian civilians, including a woman, were killed by Pakistani shelling.

Both nuclear powers have blamed each other for initiating the recent assault. 

Pakistan’s military claimed India launched the assault after four Indian soldiers died fighting Kashmiri rebels in the Indian-controlled Kapwara district. 

“Pakistan stands committed to defend the motherland and our Kashmiri brethren, even at the cost of blood and lives,” they said.

Rebels have been fighting against Indian rule since 1989 as most Muslim Kashmiris believe that the territory should be united under Pakistani rule or be an independent country in its own right. 

India and Pakistan have fought three wars – in 1947, 1965 and 1971. Two of which were over Kashmir.

The Line of Control splits Kashmir into Indian and Pakistan-administered territories, and a ceasefire between the two nations has been in place since 2003.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry claims that the ceasefire has been violated by India at least 2,729 times this year, resulting in 21 civilian deaths, and serious injuries to 206 others, Al Jazeera reports.ince they gained independence from Britain in 1947, making the Himalayan region one of the world’s flashpoints.

Homes were left ruined following the shelling between the two nuclear powersCredit: AFP or licensors

A child injured in a mortal shell that was allegedly fired by the Indian army across the Line of Control in KashmirCredit: EPA

Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir, which is split between them and is claimed by both in its entirety.

Pakistani military and government officials have accused India of launching the assault after allegedly firing rockets and mortal shells yesterday.

It’s reported that a Pakistani soldier, five civilians were killed and at least 27 were injured.

The fatalities were some of the highest reported in years.

Sardar Masood Khan, the leader of the Pakistani-administered Kashmir, admitted he feared a wider conflict.

“If such Indian hostilities are not stopped, then it will also be difficult to stop a war between Pakistan and India,” he said.

Pakistan’s military described the attack as the latest unprovoked cease-fire violation by India and said Pakistani troops responded by targeting Indian posts.

“People are running for safety in panic and India is deliberately targeting the civilian population,” Raja Shahid Mahmood, a government official, told the Associated Press.

Kashmir is a highly contested region in the Himalayas with both Pakistan and India claiming its entiretyCredit: EPA

The shelling left civilians fleeing for their livesCredit: Reuters

A resident holds the remains of a mortal shell that was allegedly fired across the Line of Control, the de-facto border between Pakistan-administered Kashmir and Indian-administered KashmirCredit: EPA

Several homes have also been damaged.

“Villagers were hiding in the community bunkers as the exchange of fire intensifed,” he said.

In Srinagar, the capital of India-controlled Kashmir, three Indian soldiers were killed and three others were wounded.

Cops said that three Indian civilians, including a woman, were killed by Pakistani shelling.

Both nuclear powers have blamed each other for initiating the recent assault.

Pakistan’s military claimed India launched the assault after four Indian soldiers died fighting Kashmiri rebels in the Indian-controlled Kapwara district.

“Pakistan stands committed to defend the motherland and our Kashmiri brethren, even at the cost of blood and lives,” they said.

Rebels have been fighting against Indian rule since 1989 as most Muslim Kashmiris believe that the territory should be united under Pakistani rule or be an independent country in its own right.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars – in 1947, 1965 and 1971. Two of which were over Kashmir.

The Line of Control splits Kashmir into Indian and Pakistan-administered territories, and a ceasefire between the two nations has been in place since 2003.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry claims that the ceasefire has been violated by India at least 2,729 times this year, resulting in 21 civilian deaths, and serious injuries to 206 others, Al Jazeera reports.

More Iranian Nuclear Lies: Daniel 8:4

Iran Uranium Levels Raise Nuclear Concerns, but Tehran Says It Is Still Being Transparent

By David Brennan On 11/12/20 at 5:41 AM EST

Iran is continuing to enrich uranium that could one day be used in a nuclear weapon, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency report, increasing its stockpiles to 12 times that allowed under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

As of November 2, the IAEA said Iran had a stockpile of 2,442.9 kilograms (5,385.7 pounds) of low-enriched uranium, up from 2,105.4 kilograms on August 25, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

This is 12 times the 202.8-kilogram limit agreed under the 2015 deal, which has been in limbo since President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018. The president vowed to negotiate a new deal, but has failed to do so despite imposing “maximum pressure” sanctions to force Tehran back to the table.

The IAEA also said Iran was continuing to enrich uranium to a purity of up to 4.5 percent—higher than the 3.67 percent agreed under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Uranium must be enriched to about 90 percent for use in weapons, but can be used in nuclear power if enriched to between 3 and 5 percent.

It is unclear how close Iran is to building a nuclear weapon, if Tehran decided to take that path. Iranian officials have long maintained that Iran has no interest in nuclear arms and is instead focused solely on peaceful nuclear power.

The Arms Control Association has said that Iran now has double the material needed to make a warhead, but IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said last month his agency believes Tehran does not yet have sufficient material.

Before signing the JCPOA, Iran had enriched uranium up to 20 percent. The technical step to get from 20 to weapons-grade 90 percent is short, but Iran did not take it. Tehran also had more than 7,000 kilograms of enriched uranium at this time, but did not push for a bomb.

Iran has continued to allow IAEA inspectors into the country and has been open about its decisions to violate JCPOA clauses. Iran said it would no longer abide by any elements of the deal after the U.S. assassinated Major General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in January.

On Wednesday, Kazem Gharibabadi—Iran’s permanent representative to the IAEA—said that while the agency’s report was accurate, the fact Tehran was still allowing access to inspectors demonstrates that his country is not pursuing nuclear weapons.

The IAEA has said, however, that questions remain over last year’s discovery of man-made particles of uranium at an undeclared site outside Tehran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described the Turquzabad facility as a “secret atomic warehouse.”

Both Israeli and American officials have accused Iran of running a secretive parallel nuclear program outside the IAEA’s purview.

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said Tehran had agreed to work “in good faith” with the IAEA to address outstanding questions. Ravanchi also tried to shift attention to Saudi Arabia, whose royal family is pursuing nuclear power with the backing of the Trump administration.

“If Saudi Arabia is seeking a peaceful nuclear program, it should act in a very transparent manner and allow the agency’s inspectors to verify its activities,” he said. Ravanchi added that the IAEA should adopt “an unbiased and professional approach” toward Israel, which is believed to possess nuclear weapons but is not a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

A picture taken on November 10, 2019, shows an Iranian flag in Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, during an official ceremony to kick-start works on a second reactor at the facility. ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images/Getty