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CNINA AND THE MIDDLE EAST



China, U.S. to begin new arms race


SpaceWar.com reports: “China intends to significantly increase its missile potential. According to the influential Jane’s Defence Weekly, China has successfully test-fired the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching any spot on US territory. Beijing denied the information, but admitted that it is developing a new-generation ICB capable of destroying targets all across the world.

Beijing seems to start placing its stake on an alternative cooperation with the United States, China’s main economic partner. It’s clear the two countries’ trade and economic ties will dominate for years to come. At the same time, instability in various parts of the world and the US’ ever-increasing ambitions prompt China to consider taking a spate of the military containment-related steps.

…Washington signaled its readiness to deploy elements of the US missile shield in Asia and the Far East, something that is almost certain to prod China to further expand its regional clout by notably beefing up its military might…” (Russia, Ezekiel 38 & 39; China, Revelation 16:12; will lead the world in the greatest war of history – Armageddon – Revelation 9:14 – 18; Revelation 16:16. They will battle the English and European armies – “…Tarshish, with all the young lions…” Ezekiel 38:13 over Israel — Ezekiel 38:1, 2, 8, 16; Ezekiel 39:1, 2, 4, 7, 12, and 13. Iran and Egypt will lead the Muslim armies in union with Russia and China – Ezekiel 38:5; Daniel 11:40. See the next two reports.)


Egyptian Official: The Balance of Military Power Will Change


Israel National News reports: “A senior Egyptian security official said that the balance of military power in the Middle East will change significantly in the near future, following a visit by President Mohammed Morsi in China.

The official, who spoke to the Arab website Al-Moheet, said that during his visit to China, Morsi signed a series of security agreements which will produce a new military reality in the Middle East. The comments were translated by Arab affairs expert Dalit Halevi.

‘Wait and see the Eagles of Egypt in their new clothing,’ the official warned Egypt’s neighboring countries. ‘They will be protected by missiles which will hit our enemies, even if they are a thousand miles away.’

The Egyptian Air Force, said the official, is expected to dramatically upgrade its capabilities, equipment, aircraft and personnel training, in cooperation with China. He said the upgrade will surprise all parties in the Middle East and North Africa. The Egyptian air defense forces will be able defend the Egyptians against any aggression, he said…”


Evidence Mounts of Iran ‘Laughing All the Way to Nuclear Power’


Israel National News reports: “The United Nations nuclear inspection agency, IAEA, is beefing up attempts to force Iran to cooperate at the same time it is expected to report Iran has installed 350 new centrifuges since May.

The new centrifuges are in addition to a previously-reported 1,000 that have been installed, part of Iran’s plan to have 3,000 centrifuges working.

Newspapers from Pakistan to the United States reported that the French news agency AFP quoted diplomats in Vienna that the IAEA will issue a report detailing Iran’s nuclear progress at the Fordow facility, buried deep underground in order to protect it from a bombing attack.

The nuclear site is enriching uranium to a concentration of 20 percent, far below the 90 percent grade needed for a nuclear bomb but easily upgraded to that level.

Iran continues to insist it is developing its nuclear facilities for peaceful purposes, but Ahmadinejad’s recent reiteration that Israel must be annihilated could be used by the Islamic Republic as reasoning that striking Israel with a nuclear warhead is part of its homemade ‘peace process.’

The IAEA reputedly is establishing a new ‘Task Force’ to get tough with Iran, which so far has succeeded to dodge nuclear inspectors.

Western dependence on diplomacy and sanctions has not convinced Israel that anything except military action can stop Iran, but even the IAEA has shown signs of giving up on Iran.

Earlier it was reported that Iran has ‘sanitized’ a nuclear research facility at a military to the point that it may be too late to inspect it…”



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