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THE KINGS OF THE EAST

Germany: ‘New Cold War with China’ demands US-Europe united front

September 29, 2020  — SpaceWar.com reports: “Europe and the United States need to face up to a ‘new Cold War with China’ together, regardless of who wins the White House in November, Germany’s point man on transatlantic ties told AFP.

With just five weeks to go until the US election, the German government’s coordinator for relations with the United States and Canada, Peter Beyer, insisted there were more shared interests than differences.

‘Europe has got to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the US to face the huge challenge of China,’ he said.

‘The new Cold War between the United States and China has already begun and will shape this century.’…”  (China will become a basic partner with Russia for the rapidly approaching battle of Armageddon – Revelation 16:16. Russia will lead invasion number one – Ezekiel 38 & 39. China will lead invasion number two – Revelation 16:12; Revelation 9:14 – 16. Then all nations will come against Jerusalem for the final invasion at which point Jesus will return to stop the bloodshed and set up his eternal kingdom upon earth – [He gathers] all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken… Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south – Zechariah 14:2 – 4. Then Psalm 2:6 occurs as God the Father says: …I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion [Jerusalem].)

Chinese Nuke Arsenal Next on Beijing’s ‘To-Do’ List, U.S. Commander Warns

September 15, 2020  — Voice of America News reports: “The commander in charge of the U.S. military’s nuclear arsenal has warned that increasing China’s nuclear stockpile is ‘next’ on Beijing’s ‘to-do list.’ 

Speaking Monday to reporters at the Pentagon, U.S. Strategic Command chief Adm. Charles Richard said that while the United States has ‘no margin’ of error left to start recapitalizing its nuclear force, China has a proven record of steadily building its military. He cited the example of how Beijing has built more than 250 ships for the country’s newly established coast guard in just the past seven years. 

‘When China sets its mind to something, they are very impressive in their ability to go accomplish it,’ Richard said. ‘Their strategic forces are next on their to do list, right, and I’m trying to posture us for the threat that we’re going to face, not the one that we have today.’ 

The U.S. can deliver a nuclear strike by sea, air and land through submarines, aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles, a capability often referred to as the nuclear triad. 

Earlier this month, a Pentagon report raised concern about China’s pursuit of a nuclear triad while predicting that Beijing will ‘at least double’ the size of its nuclear warhead stockpile over the next decade. There was no response from the Chinese government…”  (Ezekiel 38:5 predicts that Russia, the Orient, and Persia [which changed its name to Iran in 1932] will see millions destroyed through atomic warfare in the Latter Years and Latter Days – Ezekiel 38:8, 16. Prepare to meet thy God Israel – Amos 4:12. This battle is described in Revelation 9:14 – 18: 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.  See the next two reports.)

China pushing to double nuclear warhead arsenal: Pentagon

September 4, 2020  — SpaceWar.com reports: “The Chinese military is pressing to double its 200-plus nuclear warheads within a decade with the ability to launch them aboard ballistic missiles by land, sea and air, the Pentagon said in a report Tuesday.

Aside from aiming for technological parity with the United States, the People’s Liberation Army is also focused on conducting joint operations, to be able to deter or defeat any US effort to intervene on Taiwan’s behalf, the report said.

It said that PLA has already matched or surpassed the US military in several areas, including shipbuilding, land-based ballistic and cruise missiles, and air defense systems.

And in its first public estimate of China’s nuclear capacity, the annual report said the country has warheads numbering ‘in the low 200s’ in its nuclear stockpile, fewer than the 300 or more estimated by independent analysts.

The report says that number is expected to double over 10 years. China can already launch nuclear weapons by ballistic missile from land and sea, and is developing the capacity to do develop an air-launched ballistic missile as well, the report said.

‘It is likely that Beijing will seek to develop a military by mid-century that is equal to — or in some cases superior to — the US military, or that of any other great power that the PRC views as a threat,’ the report said…”

UN report: North Korea flouting nuclear sanctions

September 30, 2020 — SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea is violating international sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear programme by exceeding a cap on petroleum imports and sending its workers overseas, including a former Juventus footballer, the United Nations said.

Pyongyang is subject to a range of restrictions imposed since 2017 that limit its oil imports and ban exports of coal, fish and textiles.

It has nonetheless continued to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile arsenal, analysts say, despite three high-profile meetings between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.

The UN Security Council on Monday said an annual 500,000 barrel cap on imports of refined petroleum products had been broken in just the first five months of 2020.

A report by the intergovernmental panel said deliveries to the authoritarian state ‘far exceeded’ the ceiling, based on ‘imagery, data and calculations’.

‘The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and foreign-flagged vessels and their owners continued elaborate evasion practices’ to illicitly import oil, UN experts said, using the North’s official name…”

U.S.-China-Russia Rift Simmers at UN

September 25, 2020  — Voice of America News reports: “The growing rift between the United States and China and Russia was clearly evident on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, threatening to overshadow international cooperation on the coronavirus response.

This year’s assembly has been held online because of the pandemic, and its focus has been on confronting COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, through effective multilateral action.

At a side event in the Security Council meant to complement that theme, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed concern that the pandemic is unfolding against a backdrop of ‘high geopolitical tensions.’

‘The pandemic is a clear test of international cooperation, a test we have essentially failed,’ Guterres told the videoconference of the U.N.’s most powerful body. Those tensions were on display in the council, as the foreign ministers of China and Russia referenced their divisions with the United States…”  (Russia is warming up for Armageddon. Soon a peace program will be contracted for the Middle East nations – Daniel 11: 21, 24. It will be a peace contract for seven years but broken after 42 months – Daniel 9:27. Russia is the nation that then says: …I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations… – Ezekiel 38:11, 12.)

Pompeo due in Asia for talks on China, North Korea

September 30, 2020  

SpaceWar.com reports: “US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head next week to Japan, South Korea and Mongolia, the State Department said Tuesday, on a trip expected to focus heavily on China and North Korea.

Pompeo’s trip to Tokyo will be the first by a top US official since Yoshihide Suga took office on September 16, succeeding veteran prime minister Shinzo Abe, a close ally of Washington.

On October 6 in Tokyo, Pompeo will hold a four-way meeting with his counterparts from Australia, India and Japan — the ‘Quad’ formation, heavily promoted by Abe, that has been widely seen as a bid by the region’s major democracies to step up cooperation in the face of China.

Pompeo is a vociferous critic of China on issues from security to human rights to the Covid-19 pandemic, which President Donald Trump’s administration has sought to blame squarely on Beijing ahead of the November 3 elections.

Pompeo has led an international campaign for other nations to shun China, including its technology…”  (North Korea marches with Russia and China for the war of the latter years and latter days – Ezekiel 38:8, 16.  Atomic bombs will produce global incineration – Psalms 97:3; Isaiah 66:15; Joel 2:3, 30; Zephaniah 1:18; Malachi 4:1; Revelation 8:7 and 9:18.)

Ex-Political Prisoner at RNC: Chinese Communists an ‘Enemy of Humanity’

August 27, 2020  

Breitbart.com reports: “Chen Guangcheng, a dissident who spent seven years imprisoned in China, told the Republican National Convention (RNC) Wednesday the Communist Party was an ‘enemy of humanity.’

Chen, a blind self-taught legal scholar from a rural community, spent those years in both prison and house arrest after police detained him for his advocacy against forced abortions, a common policy under China’s ‘one-child’ rule that prevented families from birthing siblings. Currently, due to a precipitous decline in population, China has expanded that policy to two children but is still believed to force women to kill illegal unborn children.

In his address Wednesday, Chen expressed gratitude to America for granting him and his family a chance to build a life free of authoritarianism.

‘Standing up to tyranny is not easy. I know. When I spoke out against China’s ‘one-child’ policy and other injustices, I was persecuted, beaten, sent to prison and put under house arrest by the Chinese Communist Party,’ Chen noted. ‘In April 2012, I escaped and was given shelter in the American embassy in Beijing. I am forever grateful to the American people for welcoming me and my family to the United States where we are now free.’

‘The CCP is an enemy of humanity. It is terrorizing its own people and it is threatening the well-being of the world,’ Chen affirmed. ‘In China, expressing beliefs or ideas not approved by the CCP – religion, democracy, human rights – can lead to prison. The nation lives under mass surveillance and censorship.’…”  (The Bible teaches that apostates will arise within the Christian church.  Acts 20:29: For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.  Second Peter 2:1 states that these apostates shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord. Verse 12 tells us that [they] speak evil of the things that they understand not. In verse 15, we learn that [they] have forsaken the right way. Verse 18: They speak great swelling words of vanity.  Karl Marx became an apostate. In his early youth, Karl Marx was a professing Christian. His first written work is called The Union of the Faithful With Christ. There we read these beautiful words, “Through love of Christ we turn our hearts at the same time toward our brethren who are inwardly bound to us and for whom Christ gave himself in sacrifice.” He continues, “Union with Christ could give comfort in sorrow, calm trust, and a heart susceptible to human love, to everything noble and great, not for the sake of ambition and glory, but only for the sake of Christ.”

When Karl Marx finished high school, the follow­ing was written on his graduation certificate under the heading, Religious Knowledge: “His knowledge of the Christian faith and morals is clear and well grounded.”  However, as he began his descent into apostasy he soon wrote, “I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above.”  The theories of Karl Marx are the foundation for international communism’s scientific laws. They include:

(1) “There is no God.” This means that commu­nists deny every virtue and value system originating with God. Hence,

(2) “There are no moral absolutes.” All is right which advances the cause of socialism and all is wrong which impedes its progress. For the commu­nist, to lie, cheat, steal, or even murder is perfectly moral if it advances the system. That’s why Lenin said, “We do not believe in eternal morality. Our morality is entirely subordinated to the interest of the class struggle.” This is the reason so many have suffered horrendously at the hands of these atheists.)

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