THE KINGS OF THE EAST
North Korea says successfully tested ballistic missile engine
April 11, 2016 — AFP reports: “North Korea said Saturday it had successfully tested an engine designed for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) that would ‘guarantee’ an eventual nuclear strike on the US mainland.
It was the latest in a series of claims by Pyongyang of significant breakthroughs in both its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.
Outside experts have treated a number of the claims with scepticism, suggesting the North Korean leadership is attempting to talk up its achievements ahead of a showcase ruling party congress next month.
According to the North’s official KCNA news agency, the ground engine test was ordered and personally monitored by leader Kim Jong-Un.
As soon as Kim flagged off the test, ‘the engine spewed out huge flames with deafening boom’, KCNA said.
‘The great success… provided a firm guarantee for mounting another form of nuclear attack upon the US imperialists and other hostile forces,’ Kim was quoted as saying.
Now North Korea ‘can tip new type inter-continental ballistic rockets with more powerful nuclear warheads and keep any cesspool of evils in the earth including the US mainland within our striking range’, he added…” (A huge nuclear war is prophesied multiplied times in God’s Word. Revelation 9:14 – 18 depicts Armageddon: “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.” And Revelation 16:16 tells of the longest and final battle of the ages. See the next three reports.)
U.S. general: North Korea on path to develop inter-continental missiles
April 20, 2016 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “Unless it is stopped, North Korea will eventually acquire intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities, the four-star general selected to lead US forces in South Korea told lawmakers Tuesday.
Speaking at his nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Vincent Brooks warned that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was determined to build rockets that could one day reach as far as the United States.
‘It’s very clear through the parades that they’ve done, what systems they have and some of the attempted launches that … over time, I believe we’re going to see them acquire these capabilities if they’re not stopped,’ Brooks said…”
North Korea claims sub nuclear missiles bring U.S. within range
April 24, 2016 — Israel National News reports: “North Korea’s nuclear capabilities took a giant step forward on Saturday, state media reported, with the successful underwater launch of a ballistic missile.
KCNA, the country’s official news agency, reported that the KN-11 ballistic missile system was successfully launched in a test fire from a submerged submarine.
Saturday’s test, which marks the first successful launch by the rogue state of an underwater nuclear-capable ballistic missile dramatically extends the reach of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. If deployed the KN-11 system would allow North Korean submarines ballistic missile submarines to approach the coastline of virtually any nation undetected and deliver a nuclear device to targets within 190 miles.
Observers noted that Saturday’s test fell far short of the KN-11’s design range, traveling less than 20 miles. But a US official told CNN that the test showed that Pyongyang had made great strides in recent months.
‘North Korea’s sub launch capability has gone from a joke to something very serious. The US is watching this very closely.’…”
EMP alert: 2 North Korean satellites now orbit over U.S.
April 24, 2016 — WND.com reports: “North Korea now has two satellites orbiting over the United States capable of performing a surprise electromagnetic pulse attack at an altitude and trajectory that evade U.S. National Missile Defenses, a national security expert warned in an interview with Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Peter Vincent Pry told G2 Bulletin that the satellites can be commanded either to deorbit and hit a target on the ground or explode at a high altitude to create an EMP effect that would knock out the unprotected U.S. national electrical grid system and all life-sustaining critical infrastructures that depend on it.
‘The threat,’ Pry said, ‘continues to race, hare-like, at an alarming rate, compared to the tortoise pace of our preparations.’
The satellites – KMS 3-2 and KMS 4 – are orbiting at an altitude of 300 miles, with trajectories that put them daily over the U.S. KMS 3-2 was launched in December 2012 and KMS 4 was launched Feb. 7.
At such an altitude, an EMP could impact much of the continental United States, according to EMP experts…”
China Tests New Multiple-Warhead Missile, Raising Concerns in Washington
April 21, 2016 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “China has reportedly tested its newest intercontinental ballistic missile Dongfeng-41 (DF-41), which is the world’s longest-range missile.
The Dongfeng-41 is a Chinese nuclear solid-fueled road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile that can fire six to 10 nuclear multiple independently targetable warheads at a distance of more than 10 thousand kilometers.
The test of the DF- 41 overlapped with the visit of both the Chinese and US military leaders to the South China Sea, according to the US-based Washington Free Beacon, citing a source in the Pentagon.
The missile test also coincided with US Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s visit to the aircraft carrier USS Stennis, which was sailing in the South China Sea last week, the publication further noted.
The launch of the Chinese missile was registered by American satellite tracking systems. The source did not specify from where the launch was made this time…” (Armageddon, Revelation 16:16 is headed up by Russia and China – Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39; and Revelation 16:12. The two enemies come from the north and the east as prophesied by the prophet Daniel in Daniel 11:44. The carnage will be devastating – “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come” II Timothy 3:1.)