RUSSIA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST
Russian state TV warns of turning America into ‘radioactive ash’
December 23, 2021 — WND.com reports: “Joe Biden’s foreign policy positions have been described by experts as ‘weak’ and ‘feckless,’ and at one point former director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe called it a ‘surrender and retreat’ agenda.
The results have been predictable: Radical elements around the globe, from China to North Korea and back, have turned more and more belligerent.
But a report from American Military News now has documented perhaps the most blatant threat to date.
‘A Russian state television host threatened on Sunday that the U.S. could be ‘reduced to radioactive ash’ if it does not meet the demands laid out by Russia for deescalating tensions around Ukraine,’ the report explained.
Russia has demanded that NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in which the U.S. plays a prominent role, must ‘roll back military deployments in eastern Europe and bar Ukraine and other post-Soviet nations from joining the alliance,’ the report said…” (Nuclear war is coming – Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. This conflict called Armageddon is described in Revelation 9:14 – 18. See the next report.)
Russia Threatens to Deploy Tactical Nuclear Weapons
December 15, 2021 — Voice of America News reports: “A top Russian diplomat has warned that Moscow will respond ‘militarily’ and deploy tactical nuclear weapons, if NATO does not guarantee an end to its eastward expansion.
His remarks raise the stakes even higher in the confrontation between Russia and Western powers just days after U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin held a two-hour video conference aimed at defusing a burgeoning crisis over Russian military movements near Ukraine’s borders, where the Kremlin is estimated to have amassed around 100,000 troops.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov’s threat comes amid rising fears that Putin is considering a further military incursion into Ukraine in a rehash of Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and its seizure of a large part of the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, bordering Russia…”
Russia-Ukraine crisis: Putin says ball in West’s court
December 23, 2021 — BBC.com reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the West to give immediate security guarantees to defuse a crisis prompted by Russia’s military build-up near Ukraine’s borders.
‘It’s you who must give us guarantees, and give them immediately, now,’ he said in his annual press conference.
Mr. Putin has demanded that NATO abandon military activity in Eastern Europe and not admit Ukraine as a member.
He has threatened military measures but denies planning to invade Ukraine.
Ukraine security officials says more than 100,000 Russian troops have been sent close to its borders, and the US has threatened Mr. Putin with sanctions ‘like none he’s ever seen’ if Ukraine comes under attack…” (Russia in Bible prophecy is the main instigator of death and suffering during Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39, which Dr. Van Impe proclaimed for sixty years, aided by Oriental and Islamic nations, bring total chaos and atomic devastation upon the world. Worse yes, it’s just ahead of us. Every nation he included in World War III is forming exactly as taught this global blood bath six decades ago. The only good news is that the Rapture precedes Armageddon – Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth – Revelation 3:10. Then our deliverance as believers – Revelation 4:1 and our joy because of missing Armageddon.)
Putin hails multiple launch test of hypersonic missile
December 25, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “President Vladimir Putin said Friday the Russian military successfully fired a simultaneous salvo of its Zircon hypersonic missiles, calling it ‘a big event’ for the country.
As world powers race to develop advanced weaponry, Russia has carried out a number of successful tests of its Zircon hypersonic cruise missile.
This was however the first time that Russian authorities reported a successful simultaneous launch test of several Zircon missiles.
Speaking at a government meeting on Friday, Putin said that the salvo launch of the missile had been conducted overnight.
‘The tests were conducted successfully, immaculately,’ Putin said in televised remarks.
‘This is a big event in the life of the country and a considerable step in strengthening Russia’s security and improving its defence capability,’ he added… (Jesus said discussing events to occur just preceding His return to earth to set up His Kingdom of peace that: there shall be great tribulation such as never was since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor never shall be again; – Matthew 24:21. Come quickly Lord Jesus – Revelation 22:21. See the next two reports.)
US-China hypersonic weapons ‘arms race’ is underway, Air Force chief says
December 1, 2021 — FoxNews.com reports: “The U.S. Air Force affirmed Tuesday that a hypersonic weapons ‘arms race’ is well underway between the United States and China.
Secretary Frank Kendall told Reuters, ‘There is an arms race, not necessarily for increased numbers, but for increased quality.’
‘It’s an arms race that has been going on for quite some time,’ he said. ‘The Chinese have been at it very aggressively.’
Kendall’s comments came weeks after Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley confirmed that China had conducted tests of its hypersonic weapons systems over the summer, likening it to the ‘Sputnik moment’ of the late 1950s when the Soviet Union and the United States were competing in the space race…”
Report: China Military Spending Surge — Now 50% Larger than India, Japan, Taiwan, South-East Asia Combined
December 7, 2021 — Breitbart.com reports: “China is determined to match its aggressive military talk in South-East Asia with spending. A report by the Lowy Institute in Australia shows in 2021 it achieved just that as other reports indicate Beijing is looking to establish its first permanent military presence on the Atlantic Ocean in the tiny Central African country of Equatorial Guinea.
According to the latest Asia Power Index, China’s military financial outlay is now 50 per cent larger than India, Japan, Taiwan, and all 10 members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) combined.
The annual report by the Lowy Institute noted in 2021, the U.S. remained the most powerful country in the Asia-Pacific region, with China coming in second place, after steadily growing influence on the Index in recent years…”