RUSSIA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST
Moscow warns U.S. over missile system deployment to South Korea
February 10, 2016 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “Moscow on Wednesday warned that Washington’s deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region.
South Korean and US defence officials said last week they would begin formal talks on the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System (THAAD) system in response to North Korea’s recent nuclear and missile tests.
‘The appearance of elements of the US global missile defence system in the region — which is characterised by a very difficult security situation — can provoke an arms race in Northeast Asia and complicate the resolution of the nuclear problem on the Korean peninsula,’ said the Russian foreign ministry.
‘On a more global scale, this step can increase the destructive influence of the US global missile defence system on international security and stability.’…” (Russia in Bible prophecy is the main instigator of death and suffering during Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39, which I have 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 I 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. See the next six reports.)
U.S. test-fires ICBMs to stress its power to Russia, North Korea
February 26, 2016 — Reuters reports: “The U.S. military test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile in a week on Thursday night, seeking to demonstrate its nuclear arms capacity at a time of rising strategic tensions with Russia and North Korea.
The unarmed Minuteman III missile roared out of a silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California late at night, raced across the sky at speeds of up to 15,000 mph (24,000 kph) and landed a half hour later in a target area 4,200 miles (6,500 km) away near Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands of the South Pacific.
Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, who witnessed the launch, said the U.S. tests, conducted at least 15 times since January 2011, send a message to strategic rivals like Russia, China and North Korea that Washington has an effective nuclear arsenal.
‘That’s exactly why we do this,’ Work told reporters before the launch.
‘We and the Russians and the Chinese routinely do test shots to prove that the operational missiles that we have are reliable. And that is a signal … that we are prepared to use nuclear weapons in defense of our country if necessary.’…”
US Sends Aircraft Carrier, Destroyers to South China Sea
March 7, 2016 — Voice of America News reports: “The United States has deployed an aircraft carrier and several escorts to the South China Sea in an apparent show of force to China.
The John C. Stennis, along with two destroyers and two cruisers, reportedly arrived in the disputed waters earlier this week. A U.S. flagship is also in the region.
China claims almost the entire South China Sea. The United States has accused Beijing of militarizing the region as it tries to contest territorial claims by other nations.
After China deployed surface-to-air missiles on the Paracel Islands last month, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, told Congress that China is clearly militarizing the sea.
‘You’d have to believe in a flat Earth to believe otherwise,’ Harris testified.
China denies the accusation and says it is the U.S. that is causing the tension…”
China Arms Exports Double as Regional Tensions Mount
February 29, 2016 — Voice of America News reports: “A research group says China’s arms exports have almost doubled in five years as the country has moved to become a major player in the global industry.
Chinese exports of major arms grew by 88 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
‘China is actively pushing for exports. A lot of the exports are going to countries where China has had good relations for a long time, so there’s also a strategic incentive for China to supply weapons. Pakistan for example, Bangladesh, Myanmar,’ said Siemon Wezeman, a senior researcher with the institute.
China is now the world’s third largest arms exporter behind the U.S. and Russia, and the country accounted for nearly six percent of arms exports between 2011 and 2015…”
NATO Commander: Russia Threat to US, Its Allies and Partners
March 2, 2016 — Voice of America News reports: “NATO’s military commander has told the U.S. lawmakers that Russia poses a long-term threat to the United States and to its European allies and partners.
In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove said that Russia is eager to exert unquestioned influence over neighboring countries.
‘Russia has used military force to violate the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine, Georgia and others like Moldova. In Ukraine specifically, Russia continues to use all elements of national power to hinder Kyiv,’ he said…”
North Korea Threatens ‘U.S. Mainland’ in Response to Largest-Ever Joint Drill on Border
February 25, 2016 — Breitbart.com reports: “‘The doom of the U.S. has been sealed.’ So reads a statement on North Korea’s official state media outlet, warning Pyongyang will attack the ‘U.S. Mainland’ if American and South Korean forces complete a military drill simulating the collapse of the Kim Jong-un regime in March.
‘All the service personnel and people of the DPRK are ready to immediately and mercilessly punish without slightest leniency, tolerance and patience anyone provoking the dignified supreme headquarters even a bit,’ a statement at the Korean Central News Agency’s (KCNA) website read Tuesday, in response to the news that the United States and South Korea are preparing for a military drill that will have 300,000 soldiers simulating an invasion of North Korea. Pyongyang did not limit their rhetoric to vague proposals for attacking both countries, instead highlighting specifically what their first and second targets of attack will be should the military drill occur.
‘Our primary target is the Chongwadae [the residence and office of South Korea’s president], the centre for hatching plots for confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north, and reactionary ruling machines,’ the statement read. ‘The U.S. imperialist aggressor forces’ bases for invading the DPRK in the Asia-Pacific region and the U.S. mainland are its second striking target,’ it adds.
‘The U.S. is fated to be punished and perish in the flames due to the DPRK’s deadly strikes,’ the statement concludes…”
Kim Puts Military On ‘Pre-Emptive Attack’ Mode
March 4, 2016 — News.Sky.com reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time.
According to the official KCNA news agency, he also told the country’s military to be on ‘pre-emptive attack’ mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies.
It comes after the UN adopted its toughest sanctions to date in response to Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test and rocket launch.
Mr Kim said North Korea should ‘bolster up (its) nuclear force both in quality and quantity’ and stressed ‘the need to get the nuclear warheads deployed for national defence always on standby so as to be fired any moment’.
He added: ‘Now is the time for us to convert our mode of military counteraction toward the enemies into a pre-emptive attack one in every aspect.’…”
North Korea threatens nuclear strikes against South Korea and U.S.
March 7, 2016 — Israel National News reports: “North Korea on Sunday threatened ‘indiscriminate’ nuclear strikes against South Korea and the United States if the two allies push ahead with joint military drills scheduled to begin Monday, AFP reports.
The threat to carry out what it described as a ‘pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice’ was made in a statement by North Korea’s powerful National Defense Commission, citing the Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Army (KPA).
It comes just days after leader Kim Jong-Un ordered the country’s nuclear arsenal to be placed on standby for use ‘at any moment,’ in response to tough new UN sanctions imposed over the North’s fourth nuclear test in January and last month’s long-range rocket launch.
The United States downplayed Kim’s order and said it had ‘not seen North Korea test or demonstrate the ability to miniaturize a nuclear weapon and put it on an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile).’
Pyongyang has issued dire warnings of nuclear attack in the past, usually during periods of elevated military tensions of the Korean peninsula, noted AFP…” (South Korea out of devotion and love to America for our nation’s protection and love shown to this nation will undoubtedly stick with America. Also, while North Korea is a haven for Communism, South Korea has become a Christian nation because of America’s love and missionary outreach and ministry to these precious people.)