The Saudi horn turns against Pakistan: Daniel

Israel Wants Pakistan’s Nuclear Teeth Broken & Saudi Arabia Could Land The First Punch

OPED By Haider Abbas

EurAsian Times DeskNovember 25, 2020

US’ topmost ally in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has given a very conflicting message to Turkey, as well as to Qatar, for a ‘handshake’ as it organized the G20 summit. It was, in fact, quite warranted as finally the iron curtains of secrecy between KSA and Israel had to be unveiled, and there might be a ‘brewing reaction’ to it.

Hence, KSA gave into extending the ‘hand of friendship’ to Turkey and Qatar, whereas the reality is that KSA has already cost billions of USD to Turkey by its boycott of Turkish goods, and also did KSA had planned an attack on Qatar with the help of UAE and Bahrain. The ground attack was disallowed by Trump, but which, had made the then US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cost his job.

KSA after playing a pivotal role in UAE and Bahrain ‘normalizing’ their relations with Israel, has finally come out in the open, as it has come to light, that KSA crown prince MBS secretly met Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, along with Mike Pompeo, reported Israeli newspaper Haaretz on November 23, 2020.

This has put to rest all the speculations that maybe even before the US president Donald Trump walks-out, KSA would accept Israel, which perhaps, Trump wishes to carry this sobriquet as last of his achievements.

Mohamad bi Salman at the G20 Riyadh Summit

But, the possibility of working out the modalities of a war on Iran as a joint venture of the US, Israel and KSA, has surely grown. India for that matter is firmly with Israel and the US along with KSA, more particularly so, after it had to bow out of the Chabahar project from Iran.

Iran and China, and with it Pakistan, is now the other bloc. KSA denies the meeting but The Wall Street Journal on November 24, 2020, confirmed it.

The world polity is very dangerously poised and there are all signs of a world war getting to its near possibility. Turkey is pitched against Greece, UAE is lobbying against Turkey and cozying up with Greece.

Israel and India are supporting Greece. KSA has long been against Iran alongside Israel while against Turkey too, while China-Pakistan are lined-up against India, and the US is locking horns with China in the South China Sea and supporting Taiwan against China.

The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan has just ended after a ceasefire brokered by the Russian president Vladimir Putin on November 23, 2020, who has also refused to recognize Biden as the new president of the United States. Thus, throwing a reality, that even if Biden makes it to office, he would not be called a full president by Russia, and may be by others too.

Biden, it is quite understood by the way of his politics, is going to wreak wars, and he has particularly vowed not to supply weapons to KSA, in the wake of the allegations of the involvement of KSA crown prince MBS in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Therefore, a US withdrawal from Afghanistan or fresh deployment in Iran is getting near. But what is most intriguing is that while MBS, Netanyahu and Pompeo met, there was an attack on KSA’s biggest oil giant Aramco by Houthis rebels from Yemen, on November 23, 2020. The timing was important. The act has again thrown a big question as to how Houthis have become so technologically advanced?

Is Iran arming them as is widely considered? Or maybe any investigative journalist might unravel it that Israel is supplying it through its proxies? Or is Israel doing it and getting it claimed by Houthis with Houthis not even getting a whiff of it?

The same way Blackwater does it in Afghanistan and Deash comes to claim it. Of course, the attack has opened new avenues for Israeli Dome missile defense technology for KSA to safeguard its boundaries after it had refused to buy Russian S-400 out of pressure from the US.

There is a lot of churning in world polity as Biden will be considered weak both externally, as well as internally, and to bolster the US image a war, therefore, would be a must. While China, which has challenged US superpower status, has given an offer to KSA to change its oil payments from Petro Dollars to Petro Yuans, which KSA is very likely to spurn, as it only plays to the tunes of the US for the last 70 years.

It is also very likely since MBS’ love affair with Israel has gone public that KSA would now openly threaten Pakistan to take back its workforce, and maybe, influence the Saudi-sponsored 56-nation Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) to accept Kashmir as a part of India.

MBS may also force OIC to forsake Gilgit-Baltistan as Pakistan’s fifth province, which is the gateway of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and which the US and India want to get killed at every cost.

As for Israel, it finds Pakistan as the only Muslim state with nuclear teeth, and through KSA it wants Pakistan’s jaws broken, to the ultimate advantage of India. How China will relate to this is for the world to see.

Why the Saudi Arabian nuclear horn will be an ally: Daniel 7

Why the reported Israeli-Saudi meeting is such a big deal

Henry Olsen

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, gives a statement in Jerusalem on Thursday. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, addresses the G-20 summit in Riyadh on Sunday. (Maya Alleruzzo/AFP, Getty Images)

The enmity between the Jewish state and the Arab Islamic world is long and deep. Israel fought four wars with its neighbors between 1948 and 1973, and has engaged in continuing conflict with many Arab states ever since. Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf nations had participated in some of those wars, bankrolled Palestinian terrorist groups and refused to diplomatically recognize Israel. Even as Israel made peace with Egypt and Jordan, Saudi Arabia and its allies continued to consider peace with any Israeli government as unacceptable.

That has changed for the oldest of diplomatic reasons: self-interest. The Iranian regime views both Israel and the Sunni gulf kingdoms as illegitimate and has worked tirelessly to bring them down. Tehran also funds terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, and rebel groups such as those in Yemen, to put military pressure on Saudi Arabia and Israel. This alone brings these two together.

Iran’s attempt to bring Iraq fully under its sway particularly presents threats to the Saudis and the gulf kingdoms. Iraq shares extensive borders with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. If Iranian-backed troops were ever stationed in the Shiite regions in southern Iraq, they could easily launch an invasion at a moment’s notice. Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, which is directly south of Kuwait, holds much of the kingdom’s oil wealth and Shiite population, and the oil-rich gulf kingdoms also all border the Eastern Province. It is crucial to Saudi and the gulf kingdoms’ security that Iranian forces be kept as far away as possible.

It is against this backdrop that Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon must be understood. Were Iran ever to obtain such a weapon, its ballistic missile technology would put Israel and the Arabs alike at risk of nuclear blackmail. That in turn amplifies the conventional military power of Iran and its proxies. The Islamic republic could launch invasions or incursions as it pleases, secure in the knowledge that its nuclear weapons would deter serious retaliation.

Changes in U.S. policy during the Obama administration sent shock waves into the region. Both Israel, which is believed to possess its own nuclear deterrent, and the Arab kingdoms had long relied on the United States to protect them against Iranian subversion. The Iran nuclear agreement clearly called that implicit guarantee into question. For the Israelis, it meant that they could no longer be sure that U.S. troops would be deployed to assist them in a crisis. For the gulf kingdoms, it meant they needed a firm, nuclear-armed ally whose commitment to opposing Iran was unquestioned.

The recent dramatic changes in Arab policy toward Israel make sense when viewed in this light. For Israel, an alliance with the Arab gulf powers provides military might that could be deployed on its behalf in the event of a mutual threat. It also provides, in theory, geographic proximity to Iran to launch any secret incursions that U.S. ships or bases might currently provide. For the Arabs, it ensures that a nuclear-armed power stands behind them should Iran ever obtain a weapon, and establishes a connection with Israel’s vaunted intelligence agencies. A de facto alliance would also reduce dependence on the United States and its domestic political whims, replacing U.S. mediation with direct ties between the nations’ security apparatuses. Abandoning the Palestinians in the face of such concrete advantages is, if artfully done, obviously in the security interest of the Saudis and gulf kingdoms.

The national security appointments President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday are not likely to give either side more comfort. John F. Kerry, who will serve as Biden’s climate envoy, was secretary of state when the Iranian nuclear accord was signed, and was part of the Obama administration’s not-so-subtle opposition to Netanyahu in the 2015 Israeli election. The incoming director of national intelligence, Avril D. Haines, signed a letter calling on the Democratic Party to revise its draft 2020 platform language on Israel to make it more vocally opposed to Netanyahu’s stated goals regarding the West Bank and Palestinian statehood.

Israel and the Arab kingdoms know that Iran means to destroy them. As writer Samuel Johnson once put it, impending death “concentrates [the] mind wonderfully.” The Biden administration is likely to find that this alliance of strange bedfellows will force its Middle East policy to look much more like the Trump administration’s than any of them currently imagine.

The China nuclear horn continues to grow: Daniel 7

A 2012 satellite image shows the Jiuquan Atomic Energy Complex, a large-scale nuclear facility established in 1958.

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China’s ‘Secretive’ Nuclear Weapons Buildup Exposed

‘[I]t is clear from imagery that China is engaged in a secretive crash buildup.’

By Jeremiah Jacques • November 23

Newly declassified United States intelligence documents reveal that China is carrying out a surreptitious strategy to rapidly increase its number of nuclear warheads and the capacity of its delivery systems.

The documents, published by the Washington Times on November 13, consist of a collection of slides that were shown during a recent briefing for members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

One slide shows that over the past two years, a plutonium production area in China’s Jiuquan Atomic Energy Complex doubled in size. The plant also added a new reactor.

The revelation is significant, largely because nuclear watchdogs believed for decades that China had terminated uranium production for weapons in 1987 and had discontinued plutonium production for arms use in 1991. The expansion at the Jiuquan facility indicates that the Chinese are once again producing both materials.

A second U.S. intelligence slide is a satellite photo revealing major expansion underway at the nuclear-arms research facility in Mianyang, China. This complex is part of the China Academy of Engineering and Physics, the country’s main organization for nuclear weapons work. The recently expanded Mianyang facility is known to be where the bulk of China’s nuclear warhead production and testing take place.

A third slide is a photo showing that China has expanded its military reactor facility in Leshan by about 20 times its size. Military analyst Bill Gertz points out that besides building components for nuclear weapons and reactors, the Leshan complex also “appears to be part of China’s major buildup of nuclear-powered ballistic missile and attack submarines.

The revelations are significant in part because the Pentagon said in September that China seeks to double its number of nuclear weapons in the near term. The expansions of the Jiuquan, Mianyang and Leshan facilities (and increased activity at the Lop Nur site) appear to confirm this forecast. And it may mean the Chinese seek even to go beyond the anticipated twofold increase.

“[I]t is clear from imagery that China is engaged in a secretive crash buildup of its infrastructure,” Marshall Billingslea, the State Department’s chief diplomat for weapons control, told the Washington Times. “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 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.”

China is obligated by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (npt) to openly discuss its nuclear arms, but it has so far declined to do so.

“For months now, we have been calling on the Chinese Communist Party to come to the table and negotiate in good faith,” Billingslea 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.”

Meanwhile, as China’s arsenal grows, it is also developing, testing and refining the equipment needed to deliver its growing number of warheads to their targets.

Billingslea calculates that in both 2018 and 2019 China launched an astounding 225 ballistic missiles. This is more than the rest of the world combined. And as of October, it had fired 180 ballistic missiles so far this year.

Adm. Charles Richard, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, stressed in a September 14 talk with reporters that China’s submarine missile abilities also constitute a serious threat. He said: “China now has the capability to directly threaten our homeland from a ballistic missile submarine. That’s a pretty watershed moment.”

The darkening nuclear shadow in China may seem like a distant threat. But it should grip our attention. During His ministry on Earth, Jesus Christ prophesied that a global war would erupt that would threaten to wipe out mankind. Matthew 24:21-22 record Him saying: “For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again. In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive …” (New Living Translation).

When He spoke those alarming words, a war that could end the life of every “single person” was not yet technologically feasible. But today, with thousands of nuclear warheads deployed around the world, and with China engaged in “a secretive crash buildup” of its nuclear firepower, the conditions are in place for this prophecy to be fulfilled.

But as we see that tragic nuclear war looming on the horizon, there is cause for hope. In verse 22, just after Jesus says that the war at the end of our era will be so cataclysmic that it could extinguish all human life, He then gave a tremendously important detail: “But it will be shortened.”

From this detail, we know that nuclear World War iii will be interrupted. Just before mankind detonates enough weaponry to erase human life, Christ will return and bring a decisive end to the conflict. And following the age of unprecedented war and devastation, He will usher in a new epoch of unprecedented worldwide peace. Regarding this future era of peace, Micah 4:3 states: “[T]hey shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

In his booklet Nuclear Armageddon Is ‘At the Door,’ Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry discusses humanity’s intense need for God’s help: “Only God can solve our number one problem: that of human survival. Men don’t know the way of peace. God knows—and if you keep His law of love, it will bring great joy and peace into your life.”

He continues: “We are now at the edge of this nuclear abyss! As all these horrible signs come to pass, we know Christ is about to return.”

To understand these vital Bible passages and to learn how to enjoy the “great joy and peace” that comes from abiding by God’s law today, order your free copy of Mr. Flurry’s booklet Nuclear Armageddon Is ‘At the Door.’

Trump Lowers the Nuclear Threshold: Revelation 16

US withdraws from Open Skies Treaty with Russia: officials

US has one major arms treaty remaining with Russia: New START

By Lucia I. Suarez Sang , Lucas Tomlinson | Fox News

The United States officially pulled out of another arms control pact with Russia on Sunday, marking the end of a six-month notification process informing Moscow, U.S. officials told Fox News.

The Trump administration withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty, which was signed between former Cold War foes in 1992 to set up unarmed, reconnaissance flights over each other’s territory to collect data on military forces.

However, the U.S. has accused Russia of violating the agreement for years, barring flights over Russian territory, including Kaliningrad where nuclear weapons are suspected of being present and in range of major European capitals.

“On May 22, 2020, the United States exercised its right pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article XV of the Treaty on Open Skies by providing notice to the Treaty Depositaries and to all States Parties of its decision to withdraw from the Treaty, effective six months from the notification date,” Cale Brown, principal deputy spokesperson for the State Department, said in a statement. “Six months having elapsed, the U.S. withdrawal took effect on November 22, 2020, and the United States is no longer a State Party to the Treaty on Open Skies.”

Earlier this summer, the Pentagon issued a statement saying that “it has become abundantly clear that it is no longer in the United States’ best interest to remain a party to this treaty when Russia does not uphold its commitments.”

At the time, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move was inspired at least in part by Russian violations of the accord.

US pulling out of Cold War-era nuclear treaty with Russia, Pompeo announces

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is pulling out of a major arms-control treaty with Russia, citing alleged violations by the country; Rich Edson reports from the State Department.

“While the United States, along with our Allies and partners that are States Parties to the treaty, have lived up to our commitments and obligations under the treaty, Russia has flagrantly and continuously violated the treaty in various ways for years,” Pompeo said in a statement. “This is not a story exclusive to just the treaty on Open Skies, unfortunately, for Russia has been a serial violator of many of its arms control obligations and commitments.”

The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the treaty comes at the same time the president gave remarks during the virtual G-20 summit.

Ahead of the official withdrawal, some American lawmakers also voiced skepticism about the treaty and encouraged the U.S. departure from it, Russia is the sole beneficiary because the U.S. relies on advanced spy satellites in space to gather intelligence which is not covered by the treaty. Also, the overflights are seen more as a propaganda boost for Moscow – which in the past has flown over President Trump’s Bedminster club and the nation’s capital in recent years.

Some experts believe the United States’ departure from the treaty is a sign that Trump is preparing to exit the one major arms treaty remaining with Russia: New START.

This treaty, which is set to expire in February weeks after the next presidential inauguration, limits U.S. and Russian forces from deploying no more than 1,550 nuclear warheads at a time. Trump has insisted that China must join what is now a U.S.-Russia limit on nuclear arsenals.

Democrats have expressed concern that pulling out of the treaty could harm relationships with European allies who rely on it to keep tabs on Russian activities.

President-elect Joe Biden has called Trump’s decision to withdraw from the treaty short-sighted.

Open Skies was first proposed by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955, but the Soviet Union refused. It was brought up again by President George H.W. Bush and negotiations began in 1992 following the fall of the Soviet Union. It went into force in 2002 and now has 35 signatories.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and Rich Edson and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Putin and the Russian Nuclear Horn: Daniel 7

Ozersk map: Where is Ozersk? (Image: DX)

Putin’s ‘forbidden nuclear city’ in eastern Russia pictured as ‘world’s graveyard’ exposed | World | News | Express.co.uk

Ozersk’s inhabitants were told they were “the nuclear shield” and “saviours of the world” and they were treated accordingly.

While the rest of the Soviet population suffered from famine and poverty, City 40 was a paradise.

Residents lived in private apartments with luxury food such as caviar on offer and the best schools and healthcare the Soviet Union could provide.

This was a sinister deal put together by Joseph Stalin in Moscow. He was prepared to treat Ozersk’s residents in exchange for their secrecy and loyalty.

Ozersk has the appearance of an eerie ghost town (Image: WIKICOMMONS)

Barbed wire fencing situated around Ozersk (Image: WIKICOMMONS)

Remarkably, that deal is largely still in place.

As Samira Goetschel explains, City 40 residents believe they are “chosen ones” and that life in the forbidden city is prestigious.

They claim they are intellectuals who “get the best of everything for free”.

Ms Goetschel notes that this “has had deadly consequences” as the Kremlin has frequently withheld the impact of extreme exposure to radiation on the health of the city’s inhabitants.

She writes: “While accurate data is not available thanks to the authorities’ extreme secrecy and frequent denials, the gravestones of many young residents in Ozersk’s cemetery bear witness to the secret the Soviets tried to bury alongside victims of the Mayak plant.”

City 40 has witnessed a number of nuclear incidents ‒ including the 1957 Kyshtym disaster, the world’s worst radioactive accident prior to Chernobyl.

And Ms Goetschel claims that one of the nearest lakes to the Mayak plant is so heavily contaminated with plutonium that locals call it the “Lake of Death” or “Plutonium Lake”.

She adds that half a million people in and around Ozersk have been exposed to five times more radiation than those living near the Chernobyl plant, in Ukraine.

Today, while foreign visitors are essentially locked out, local residents are only permitted to exit the city with a special pass.

Ms Goetschel is an award-winning filmmaker based in the US.

She is the producer and director of the City 40 documentary and spoke to The Guardian in 2016.

The Russian Nuclear Horn’s Dazzling New Weapons: Daniel 7

Russia’s Military ‘Dazzles’ With New Weapons

A Russian Army Mi-28 helicopter launches rockets during military exercises at the Raevsky range in Southern Russia on September 23.

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Your move, nato.

By Rufaro Manyepa • November 17

Russia’s military budget is a well-kept secret. But between 2005 and 2018, military expenditure doubled to around $180 billion, according to Michael Kofman of the Center for Naval Analyses think tank. That amounts to about 4 percent of Russia’s gross domestic product, and three times more than Britain spends on its military. What has all this money purchased?

The Russian Federation Special Forces landed in Pakistan for joint military exercises on November 5 aimed at sharing experiences in counter-terrorism. The two began holding joint exercises in 2016, and have highlighted the growing military cooperation between these two nations.

But even next to Pakistan, which is a nuclear power in its own right, one can’t help but see how the Russian military forces “dazzle” after years of reform. It’s come a long way since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

“No army in the world is in as wretched a state as ours,” lamented Sergei Shoygu, Russia’s defense minister in 1994. Today, the army is transformed, in large part thanks to a lot of money.

A great deal of this money has been spent on innovative military equipment. Just last month, Russia state-owned defense corporation Rostec released footage of its new combat exoskeleton, the Stormer.

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“The exoskeleton is hidden beneath the clothes and gear,” says Russian news agency tass. “It allows for easily carrying up to 60 kilograms of combat equipment and weapons, while its own weight is 6 kilograms.”

This is the sort of equipment the Pentagon has unsuccessfully pursued for the last four decades. Meanwhile, Russia is looking to adopt futuristic armored suits as its military’s stock combat outfit by 2025.

Much more money has been spent on the 600 new planes, 840 helicopters and 2,300 drones Russia has added over the last decade, according to Julian Cooper of the University of Birmingham. This overhaul has not only increased the sheer size of Russia’s military weapons stockpile, it has also vastly improved the machinery itself.

According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (iiss), 99 percent of Russian armor was over three decades old in 2007. Today, 27 percent has been modernized. The same goes for Russia’s warplanes, going from 3 percent modern to 71 percent modern in that time.

However, the Economist noted that Russia’s “most important investments were in precision missiles like the land-based Iskander, sea-launched Kalibr and air-launched Kh-101, putting in range targets across Europe.”

Such missiles would allow Russia to accurately strike targets in Europe. According to Dmitry Stefanovich of a Moscow-based research institute, 10 years ago Russia only dreamed of being able to strike Syrian targets from the Caspian Sea. “Now it’s a reality,” he said.

Much more, in a European war, these missiles could also threaten areas west of the Rhine, past Germany and the Netherlands, into Belgium and France.

In a direct conflict with European powers, Russia would be ready for battle much more quickly than nato. The Economist stated that Russia could mobilize and arm 100,000 soldiers to a European hotspot within 30 days. It would take nato more than that time to assemble even half that number.

The ascendancy of the Russian military is taking away nato’s peace of mind. Even the advantages Europe currently has are slowly being eroded. According to the iiss, a long conflict would see nato ultimately outgun Russia. And so, Russian President Vladimir Putin has invested in a Russian blitz through hypersonic gliders, radioactive torpedoes and nuclear-powered cruise missiles capable of circling the Earth indefinitely.

This is all without even considering Russia’s partnership with other Asian states. As with Pakistan, Russia is the powerful focal point of ever strengthening military ties between other Asian states such as China and India.

Russia is the eminent military force though. According to Michael Kofman, Russia and China have similar weapons and troops, but because of actual Russian military experience, the difference between the militaries is “night and day.”

In Syria, Russia has been able to perfect and experiment with cyberattacks and drones, test precision strikes and unmanned vehicles, while measuring its air defense against hostile drone swarms.

Russia is perfectly placed to lead a powerful military alliance in Asia, one that poses a significant threat to Europe. And Bible prophecy says that it will.

Revelation 9:16 speaks of an army numbering 200 million troops. Where such a large army come from? It would have to come from Asia. This can only be describing the Asian military behemoth which the Bible calls “the kings of the east” (Revelation 16:12).

“Current events show this Asian army is taking shape already,” Mr. Flurry writes. “You can see it in Putin’s growing authoritarianism, and also in his outreach to other Asian powers. Russia has supplied China with many military armaments over the last decade or so; it also helped the Chinese go nuclear. For many years the Russians have been allied with China, at least to some degree.

But there will also be other powers involved.”

Hence the joint military exercise with Pakistan, the multibillion-dollar trade pacts with China and India, even the warmer ties being fostered with Japan.

Europe is waking up to the fact that it would be woefully unprepared for conflict with Russia. Mr. Flurry writes that this growing European fear will result in a reaction that will lead to the fulfillment of another Bible prophecy, one that will trigger World War iii.

Fear of Russia will “cause 10 leaders in Europe to unite in a sudden and dramatic way” as the only way to safeguard against an aggressive and dangerous Russia.

Mr. Flurry writes:

The same Bible that accurately prophesies a powerful prince of Russia also prophesies that an Asian superpower will do battle in a final world war—primarily against a German-led Europe… War is coming between Russia and China and a German-led Europe—war on a scale that is hard to imagine! Millions and even billions of people will be killed. Nuclear bombs and other weapons of mass destruction are going to impact every nation on Earth!

But the Bible also prophesies that at the end of all of these wars, the world is going to see the greatest event ever in the universe: the Second Coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ! As Christ Himself said, if He didn’t return, there would literally be no flesh saved alive (Matthew 24:22; Moffatt). But before humanity annihilates itself, He will return and stop all this madness!

Please request your free copy of Mr. Flurry’s booklet The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia’ to prove these prophecies for yourself, from the Bible, and to gain full understanding of these events and the wonderful hope that lies beyond.

Babylon the Great’s Preparation for Nuclear War

Pentagon says US warship destroyed ICBM target in test off Hawaii | Russia | Al Jazeera

The test could raise arms-control tensions with China and Russia, which fear it may undercut their nuclear deterrents.

The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States armed forces, in Washington, DC [File: Charles Dharapak/AP Photo]

A United States warship has intercepted and destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) target in a test conducted northeast of Hawaii, the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said on Tuesday, a first for US missile defence systems.

The test, conducted on November 16, involved an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense-equipped destroyer that the MDA did not identify.

“We have demonstrated that an Aegis BMD-equipped vessel equipped with the SM-3 Block IIA missile can defeat an ICBM-class target,” Vice Admiral and MDA Director Jon Hill said in a statement.

The Standard Missile 3 Block IIA (SM-3 IIA) was developed in a joint venture between Raytheon Co and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

The test’s target was a mock ICBM that had been launched from a US test range at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The target missile was not equipped with decoys or other sophisticated systems of the kind that a US missile interceptor might face in a real attack on the US.

Previous tests against ICBM targets had used interceptors launched from underground silos in the US.

A facility of Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex is pictured in Kauai, Hawaii in this photo taken in January 2019 [Handout: Kyodo via Reuters]

The test’s success is likely to draw particular interest from North Korea, whose development of intercontinental-range ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons is the main reason the Pentagon has sought to accelerate its building of missile defence systems over the past decade.

North Korea has recently refrained from flight tests of ballistic missiles of intercontinental range and has not continued its nuclear testing. But the intentions of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are uncertain as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office, succeeding President Donald Trump.

Although the current US approach to missile defence is designed to protect the US against an ICBM fired from North Korea, both Russia and China have expressed concern that the US could use its missile defenses to undercut the deterrent value of their nuclear forces, which are larger than those of North Korea.

Laura Grego, a physicist and missile defence expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the prospect of a major US expansion of missile defences by potentially equipping Navy ships globally with anti-ICBM capabilities is worrying.

“It is likely to have a crushing effect on prospects for new arms control agreements and will also provide motivation (or justification) for Russia and China to diversify and grow their nuclear weapons arsenals,” she wrote on Twitter.

The test had been planned for last spring but was delayed because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Source : News Agencies

The Threat of the Russian Nuclear Horn: Daniel 7

NSDC – Possible deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Crimea to endanger whole Europe — UNIAN

The so-called Feodosia-13 facility could be used to store nuclear arms / Photo from decence.ru

Politics Updated 19:58, 15 November 2020

The Security Council explained that Russia has capacities for storying and deploying nuclear weapons on the territory of occupied Crimea.

The possible deployment of nuclear weapons by Russia on the territory of occupied Crimea could pose a threat to any part of Europe.

Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Serhiy Kryvonos announced in a comment for Apostrophe Live.

Read alsoRussia may soon deploy nuclear weapons in occupied Crimea – NSDC secretaryHe explained that the Russian Federation has considerable capacities for storying and deploying nuclear weapons on the territory of occupied Crimea.

“Since the Soviet times, there have been several facilities that were used to store nuclear weapons. One of the facilities is the so-called Feodosia-13 facility, now it is the village of Krasnokamyanka.

In the Crimean Tatar language, this is Kyzyltash, where the large-scale construction of a storage base had been carried out for six years since the beginning of the 1950s. This is the former 12th Directorate of the USSR Ministry of Defense, which was in charge of nuclear weapons. The facility was in use until 1996, and the last weapon was removed from there in the middle of the 1990s,” Kryvonos said.

This military facility consists of tunnels that have dimensions of a subway and are more than 30 km in length. It was partially mothballed and partially dismantled, he said.

“According to our information, after the annexation of Crimea, Russia began to carry out certain work at the facility,” Kryvonos said.

He also named the second facility on the territory of Crimea, where nuclear weapons could be deployed. This is Balaklava, where the Russian submarines are based.

“They have built additional tunnels for submarines – and this is verified information,” Kryvonos said.

He noted that the weapons deployed by Russia on the occupied peninsula pose a threat to European countries.

“For example, when Tu-22M3 bombers are based in Crimea, they can threaten even Great Britain … It is difficult to say what type of nuclear weapons they are deploying there, new or old ones. But all this creates a great danger to any part of Europe,” Kryvonos said.

Russia may deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea: NSDC warnings

• Oleksiy Danilov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said that Russia could soon deploy nuclear weapons in occupied Crimea.

• According to Danilov, the deployment of nuclear weapons in Crimea depends on many factors.

Author: UNIAN

The Chinese Nuclear Horn Continues to Grow: Daniel 7

No doubt’ China is upgrading its nuclear power to be on par with U.S., Russia – Washington Times

“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. 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 Chinalaunched 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 Expansion of the Russian Nuclear Horn: Daniel 7

Possible deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Crimea to endanger whole Europe – NSDC

The possible deployment of nuclear weapons by Russia on the territory of occupied Crimea could pose a threat to any part of Europe.

Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Serhiy Kryvonos announced in a comment for Apostrophe Live.

He explained that the Russian Federation has considerable capacities for storying and deploying nuclear weapons on the territory of occupied Crimea.

“Since the Soviet times, there have been several facilities that were used to store nuclear weapons. One of the facilities is the so-called Feodosia-13 facility, now it is the village of Krasnokamyanka.

In the Crimean Tatar language, this is Kyzyltash, where the large-scale construction of a storage base had been carried out for six years since the beginning of the 1950s. This is the former 12th Directorate of the USSR Ministry of Defense, which was in charge of nuclear weapons. The facility was in use until 1996, and the last weapon was removed from there in the middle of the 1990s,” Kryvonos said.

This military facility consists of tunnels that have dimensions of a subway and are more than 30 km in length. It was partially mothballed and partially dismantled, he said.

“According to our information, after the annexation of Crimea, Russia began to carry out certain work at the facility,” Kryvonos said.

He also named the second facility on the territory of Crimea, where nuclear weapons could be deployed. This is Balaklava, where the Russian submarines are based.

“They have built additional tunnels for submarines – and this is verified information,” Kryvonos said.

He noted that the weapons deployed by Russia on the occupied peninsula pose a threat to European countries.

“For example, when Tu-22M3 bombers are based in Crimea, they can threaten even Great Britain … It is difficult to say what type of nuclear weapons they are deploying there, new or old ones. But all this creates a great danger to any part of Europe,” Kryvonos said.

Russia may deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea: NSDC warnings

• Oleksiy Danilov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said that Russia could soon deploy nuclear weapons in occupied Crimea.

• According to Danilov, the deployment of nuclear weapons in Crimea depends on many factors.