Pentagon chief stresses stronger alliances to counter China, Russia

October 21, 2020  — SpaceWar.com reports: “US Defense Secretary Mark Esper revealed a new initiative Tuesday to strengthen and expand US alliances with ‘like-minded democracies’ to counter Russia and China.

Esper said the Pentagon would systematically monitor and manage its relationships with partner countries, aiming to find ways to coordinate militaries and also to advance US arms sales.

The initiative, called the Guidance for Development for Alliances and Partnerships(GDAP), came just two weeks before the presidential election that, if President Donald Trump loses, could see Esper replaced in January.

It also came after nearly four years of Trump’s efforts to restructure and even dismantle alliances, including threatening NATO.

‘America’s network of allies and partners provides us an asymmetric advantage our adversaries cannot match,’ Esper said, calling the network ‘the backbone of the international rules-based order.’

He cited longstanding partnerships, from NATO to little Malta — which helped the US fight to break from Britain in the 18th century…”  (God help America.  Revelation 9: 14 – 18 is the prophecy describing Armageddon: …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.The good news is that Dr. Van Impe dogmatically believed that this battle is fought after the Rapture: “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; …I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter – Revelation 4:1; …the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord – I Thessalonians 4:16 – 18.  Rest upon God’s Word: Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ – Titus 2:13.  See the next two reports.)

Eyeing China, US and India accelerate defense bonds

October 29, 2020  — SpaceWar.com reports: “Two days of meetings by the top US and Indian diplomatic and defense chiefs in New Delhi underscored a desire for growing military cooperation driven by mutual distrust of China.

Deadly clashes between Indian and Chinese troops over a disputed border region have given the Pentagon fresh fuel to draw Delhi closer, as it seeks a coalition to counter what the US sees as the rapid expansion of China’s military presence across the Indo-Pacific region.

In two days of talks on Monday and Tuesday, couched as the third annual 2+2 discussions, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper agreed to share with India geospatial satellite and sensor intelligence.

They laid the groundwork for more military exchanges and cooperation on cybersecurity and space, as well as increasing arms sales, the US particularly pressing India to buy US F-18 fighter jets for its navy.

And both sides cheered the addition of Australia to the upcoming Malabar exercises in the Indian Ocean, joining the US, Indian and Japanese navies, an informal relationship now dubbed ‘The Quad.’

‘I think the tide has turned,’ Pompeo told Indian newspaper The Print…”

Australia Joins Unprecedented Military Exercises with U.S., Japan, and India

October 21, 2020  — Breitbart.com reports: “Australia announced that, for the first time since 2007, it will participate in the Malabar military exercises, joining India, Japan, and the United States in a large-scale naval drill designed to prepare for any potential Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Authorities have not confirmed the location of this year’s drills, but reports suggest they will take place in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, according to the Indian Ministry of Defense.

Though they have engaged in joint exercises before, the 2020 Malabar drills will mark the first time that all four members of the ‘Quad’ — an unofficial coalition consisting of Australia, the United States, Japan, and India — have collectively run a joint training operation of this scale. Japan is participating despite not having a formal military since World War II, but a ‘self-defense’ force…”

Xi invokes Chinese military might with US in mind

October 26, 2020 — SpaceWar.com reports: “President Xi Jinping on Friday warned of China’s military resolve to defeat ‘invaders’, speaking on a 70th anniversary for the Korean War, the only time Chinese forces have fought the United States.

In a long speech, heavy on patriotism and flecked by anecdotes of heroism by Chinese forces, Xi said victory in the 1950-53 conflict was a reminder that his nation stood ready to fight anyone ‘creating trouble… on China’s doorstep’.

Beijing frequently uses war anniversaries to fire thinly covered warnings to the US of the military strength of the ‘new China’.

The Korean War is a key foundation story for the ruling Communist Party.

Friday’s anniversary comes as the party is called out by US President Donald Trump, in a bitter row spanning trade, tech, human rights and the status of Taiwan, which China says is an inviolable part of the mainland…”  (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].  See the next two reports.)

China threatens retaliation over US-Taiwan arms sale

October 23, 2020  — SinoDaily.com reports: “China on Thursday threatened to make a ‘legitimate and necessary’ retaliation over the US sale of $1 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan as Beijing becomes increasingly strident over its claims to the self-ruled island.

The US State Department said on Wednesday it had approved the sale of 135 air-to-ground missiles to Taiwan in a move Taipei’s defence ministry said would build its combat capabilities.

Democratic and self-ruled Taiwan lives under constant threat of invasion by authoritarian China, whose leaders view the island as part of their territory.

They have vowed to one day seize the island, by force if necessary.

China’s foreign ministry on Thursday accused the United States of violating agreements signed by Beijing and Washington in the 1970s establishing diplomatic relations between the two governments…”

China backs Iran nuclear deal, calls for new Mid East forum

October 14, 2020  — SpaceWar.com reports: “China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has called for a new forum to defuse tensions in the Middle East after a meeting with his Iranian counterpart where he reiterated Beijing’s support for Tehran.

Wang and Javid Zarif also reaffirmed their commitment to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, according to the Chinese foreign ministry, an implicit rebuke of the United States for abandoning the accord during their Saturday meeting in China’s southwestern Tengchong city.

Iran has been locked in an acrimonious relationship with Saudi Arabia, the other major Middle Eastern power, over the war in Yemen, Iranian influence in Iraq and Saudi support for Washington’s sanctions on Tehran.

‘China proposes to build a regional multilateral dialogue platform with equal participation of all stakeholders,’ said the Chinese foreign ministry statement.

The forum would ‘enhance mutual understanding through dialogue and explore political and diplomatic solutions to security issues in the Middle East’, the statement added…”

Kim throws down gauntlet with huge new ICBM

October 12, 2020  — SpaceWar.com reports: “The gargantuan new missile North Korea put on show at a military parade is an explicit threat to US defences and an implicit challenge to both the current and next American president, analysts say, warning Pyongyang could test the weapon next year.

Leader Kim Jong Un watched the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) roll through Kim Il Sung square — named after his grandfather — in Pyongyang at the climax of an unprecedented night-time parade on Saturday.

Analysts concurred that it was the largest road-mobile, liquid-fuelled missile anywhere in the world, and was highly likely to be designed to carry multiple warheads in independent re-entry vehicles (MIRVs).

Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies said it was ‘clearly aimed at overwhelming the US missile defense system in Alaska’.

If the ICBM carried three or four warheads, he added on Twitter, the US would need to spend around $1 billion on 12-16 interceptors to defend against each missile.

‘At that cost, I am pretty sure North Korea can add warheads faster than we can add interceptors.’…”  (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.)

Report: China Has ‘Disappeared’ Thousands of Uyghur Children into ‘Boarding School’

October 20, 2020  — Breitbart.com reports: “China forced hundreds of thousands of children in Xinjiang, where the majority of the population belongs to the ethnic Uyghur minority, into ‘boarding schools’ as they lost their parents to communist concentration camps, Bitter Winter, citing researcher Adrian Zenz, reported on Sunday.

Extensive investigations by journalists and governments in favor of human rights have concluded that the Communist Party has forced as many as 3 million people in Xinjiang, most of them Uyghurs and some Muslims of other ethnic backgrounds, into concentration camps. The few who have escaped the camps report being forced into slavery, made to worship the Communist Party, and extensively tortured. Some have accused Party officials of killing their infant children; others of forced abortions and sterilizations.

Zenz’s new report highlights what happened to the children of these victims of communism while they were languishing in concentration camps. The report, Bitter Winter noted, used procured government documents to show rapid construction of ‘boarding schools’ for children at the same time that Party officials were hauling thousands of Uyghur adults into camps. Zenz found a 76.9-percent increase in the number of children living in boarding schools between 2017 and 2019, most of them coming from Xinjiang…” (These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren– Proverbs 6:16-19 [emphasis mine].  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them – Romans 1:29-32.  These barbarians will soon …be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched – Mark 9:43, 44.  See the next report.)

U.S. senators seek to declare China ‘genocide’ against Uighurs

October 28, 2020  — SpaceWar.com reports: “US senators sought Tuesday to declare that China is committing genocide against Uighurs and other Turkic-speaking Muslims, a step that could ramp up pressure on behalf of the estimated one million-plus people in camps.

The resolution was introduced by senators across the political spectrum, although it is unlikely to move immediately as the Senate is out of session until after next week’s election.

The text states that China’s campaign ‘against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and members of other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region constitutes genocide.’

‘This resolution recognizes these crimes for what they are and is the first step toward holding China accountable for their monstrous actions,’ said Senator John Cornyn, a Republican who sponsored it…”