RUSSIA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST
Russia: New U.S. Military Strategy Is Confrontational
July 2, 2015 — Voice of America News reports: “Russia said Thursday a new U.S. military strategy was confrontational and would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the crisis in Ukraine.
The strategy, released by the Pentagon on Wednesday, said Russia had repeatedly demonstrated it does not respect the sovereignty of its neighbors and that it was willing to use force to achieve its goals.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed regret about the content of the document and said it indicated a ‘confrontational attitude, devoid of any objectivity towards our country.’
‘Of course this will hardly contribute to attempts to steer bilateral relations in the direction of normalisation,’ he told reporters during a conference call.
Relations between Moscow and the West are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War, mainly because of the crisis in Ukraine…” (Russia, China, and Iran constitute the major nations joining together for the third world war and the battle called Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Proof? The upcoming articles definitely indicate that Russia — Ezekiel 38:1 – 5 and China — Revelation 16:12; plus Iran — Ezekiel 38:5 all join together for this horrendous battle.)
Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted
June 17, 2015 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia must defend itself if threatened, as the US warned against a return to a ‘Cold War status’ after Moscow announced plans to boost its nuclear arsenal.
The declaration from the Kremlin strongman came as Russia reacted with fury to reports the US is planning to bulk up its military deployments in Eastern Europe, adding to already high tensions between Russia and the West over the Ukraine conflict.
Putin said NATO — which has accused Russia of backing rebels in eastern Ukraine with weapons and its own troops, a claim Moscow denies — of ‘coming to our borders’.
‘If someone puts some of our territories under threat, that means we will have to direct our armed forces and modern strike power at those territories, from where the threat emanates,’ he said at a meeting with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto.
‘As soon as some threat comes from an adjoining state, Russia must react appropriately and carry out its defence policy in such a way as to neutralise a threat against it,’ Putin added…” (Russia is the head warmonger who draws the enemies of the European Union and Americas into World War III – Ezekiel 38:1-5, 8, and 16; Daniel 11:44; Revelation 16:16.)
Russian nuclear forces to get 40 new intercontinental missiles this year
June 16, 2015 — TASS Russian News Agency reports: “Russia’s nuclear forces will be supplemented this year with more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) capable of overcoming any missile defense systems, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an opening ceremony of the Army 2015 international military-technical forum.
‘The nuclear forces will be supplemented this year with 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles that will be capable of overcoming any, even most technically sophisticated missile defense systems,’ he said…” (It will be the atomic nuclear holocaust of history – Revelation 9:14 – 18. See the next report.)
Russia Develops ‘Microwave Gun’ Able to Deactivate Drones, Warheads
June 15, 2015 — SputnikNews.com reports: “Russia has developed super-high-frequency gun capable of deactivating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the warheads of precision weapons at an impact range of ten kilometers which ensures 360 degrees of perimeter defense.
Russia’s United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC), part of Rostec Corporation, has announced that it developed a super-high-frequency gun for BUK missile systems.
The newly-developed equipment is capable of deactivating the radio electronics of UAVs and the warheads of precision weapons, according to a representative of the corporation.
The equipment, informally named the microwave gun, has been developed for the needs of Russia’s Defense Ministry and will be demonstrated during the closed part of Army-2015, an international event organized by the Russian Defense Ministry, the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and state technology corporation Rostec, which will be held on June 16-19.
The UIMC representative has not revealed all the technical characteristics of the equipment but has mentioned that the impact range of the equipment is ten kilometers and that its defense perimeter is 360 degrees…”
Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield To Defend US Cities From Russia
June 19, 2015 — DefenseOne.com reports: “The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles.
The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with sensor-laden aerostat balloons hovering over U.S. cities and with coastal warships equipped with sensors and interceptor missiles of their own…” (This is one of the wisest moves America has ever made. Here’s why: Psalm 97:3; Isaiah 66:15; Joel 2:3; 3:2; and Revelation 8:7; and 9:8 all picture a nuclear war. See the next two reports.)
Pentagon Rushing to Open Space-War Center To Counter China, Russia
June 25, 2015 — DefenseOne.com reports: “The Pentagon and intelligence community are developing war plans and an operations center to fend off Chinese and Russian attacks on U.S. military and government satellites.
The ops center, to be opened within six months, will receive data from satellites belonging to all government agencies, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Tuesday at the GEOINT symposium, an annual intelligence conference sponsored by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.
‘[W]e are going to develop the tactics, techniques, procedures, rules of the road that would allow us … to fight the architecture and protect it while it’s under attack,’ Work said. ‘The ugly reality that we must now all face is that if an adversary were able to take space away from us, our ability to project decisive power across transoceanic distances and overmatch adversaries in theaters once we get there … would be critically weakened.’…”
Russia to Launch Large-Scale Space Projects With China
July 7, 2015 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “The joint Russian-Chinese talks entailed implementing joint projects in the field, as well as the willingness to synchronize mutual hardware platforms and technological interfaces.
‘The Chinese side expresses interest in collaborating to create manned Lunar exploration infrastructure,’ Denis Kravchenko, deputy general director of the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC), said.
Plans to set up an aerospace alliance to conduct joint manned space missions, including to the Moon, emerged late last month. In April, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced plans to create a permanent manned Lunar station in collaboration with China.
‘China is willing to develop cooperation in engine building [and] urges to consider the idea of setting up joint production. We are more interested in commercialization. We intend to sell engines,’ Kravchenko told Sputnik.
Increased Russian-Chinese cooperation in space research coincides with the United States’ increasing concern over the vulnerability of its space assets…”
China aims to challenge U.S. air dominance
June 23, 2015 — Reuters reports: “China is mounting a serious effort to challenge U.S. military superiority in air and space, forcing the Pentagon to seek new technologies and systems to stay ahead of its rapidly developing rival, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said on Monday.
The Pentagon’s chief operating officer, speaking to a group of military and civilian aerospace experts, said China was ‘quickly closing the technological gaps,’ developing radar-evading aircraft, advanced reconnaissance planes, sophisticated missiles and top-notch electronic warfare equipment.
While hoping for a constructive relationship with China, the Pentagon ‘cannot overlook the competitive aspects of our relationship, especially in the realm of military capabilities, an area in which China continues to improve at a very impressive rate,’ he said.
China’s state-run news agency Xinhua late on Monday cited Xu Qiliang, a vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, as saying China must innovate even more.
‘Our military’s equipment construction is shifting from catch-up research to independent innovations,’ Xu said…” (The Kings of the East move towards the Middle East united with Russia and Iran – Revelation 16:12; Ezekiel 38 & 39; Revelation 9:14 – 18. Persia, Ezekiel 38:5, which changed its name to Iraq in 1932.)