THE KINGS OF THE EAST
North Korean leader says will respond to threats with nuclear weapons
November 21, 2022 — SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would respond to US threats with nuclear weapons, state media said Saturday, after Kim personally oversaw Pyongyang’s latest launch of intercontinental ballistic missile.
Since Kim declared North Korea a ‘irreversible’ nuclear state in September, Washington has ramped up regional security cooperation, including joint military exercises, and is looking for ways to boost the protection it offers Seoul and Tokyo.
Kim slammed what he called ‘aggression war drills’ and said that if America continues to make threats against the North, Pyongyang ‘will resolutely react to nukes with nuclear weapons and to total confrontation with all-out confrontation,’ KCNA reported…” (Kim Jong-un, his sister, and recently his daughter, Ju-ae, who appeared with him twice recently raising speculation about possible succession, are following in the footsteps of Kim Jong-il and Kim il-sung in seeking nuclear weapons. In 1993, President Bill Clinton spoke in South Korea and stated that if North Korea gained and used a nuclear weapon, the U.S. would quickly and overwhelming retaliate, and it would mean the end of their country as they know it. President George W. Bush named North Korea as one of the three-part ‘axis of evil’ along with Iran and Iraq in 2002. In 2014, President Barack Obama warned North Korea that the U.S. would not hesitate to use military might to defend our allies against this ‘pariah state’. And in August 2017, President Donald Trump stated: “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” It is believed that North Korea developed nuclear weapons in 2004. See the next two reports.)
North Korea: Missile tests were practices for ‘merciless’ response to U.S.
November 8, 2022 — WND.com reports: “The rogue Communist regime in North Korea now is saying that its missile launches in recent days have just been a practice for what it thinks will be a ‘merciless’ response to military actions by South Korea and the United States.
The nation’s military general staff said, according to state media, that its ‘response will be more thorough and merciless as the provocative military maneuvers of the enemies persist, and this will become the unwavering principle and direction of our armed forces in the future.’
The U.S. and South Korea recently have engaged in joint military maneuver practices, triggering North Korea’s Communist regime.
It said its missile ‘tests’ over recent days were nothing but a practice for its response to South Korea and the U.S…”
North Korea Says It Will Become ‘More Serious Threat’ to the U.S. After Asia Talks
November 18, 2022 — Breitbart.com reports: “The foreign minister of North Korea, Choe Son Hui, published an angry screed against America vowing Pyongyang would become a ‘more serious, realistic, and inevitable threat’ to America so long as Washington pursued cooperation with South Korea and Japan.
In an apparent attempt to make the threat appear more severe, North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) into the Sea of Japan towards the south, the latest in similar bombings towards South Korea and Japan that have grown in frequency in the past two months.
The outburst followed a meeting in Cambodia bringing together leftist President Joe Biden, conservative South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, and conservative Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio in which the three reportedly spent ample time discussing the consistent threat that North Korea presents to the region and the world. Experts within all three governments have been predicting an upcoming nuclear weapons test since at least May, though North Korea has yet to execute one. North Korea has conducted six nuclear weapons tests, the latest in 2017. Four of them occurred while Biden served as vice president…”
Nuclear Weapons Use Will ‘End’ Kim Regime, US, South Korea Say
November 4, 2022 — Voice of America News reports: “The United States and South Korean defense leaders are warning Pyongyang that any use of nuclear weapons by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be the ‘end’ of his regime.
‘[U.S. Defense] Secretary [Lloyd] Austin and I affirmed that any nuclear attack by the DPRK, including the use of tactical nuclear weapons, is unacceptable and will result in the end of the Kim Jong Un regime by the overwhelming and decisive response of the alliance,’ South Korean Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup told reporters Thursday at the Pentagon.
In a show of solidarity, the two defense leaders also announced that they were extending the ongoing joint military exercise Vigilant Storm beyond Friday, when it was set to end…” (Nuclear war is coming – “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.” This conflict called Armageddon is described in Revelation 9:14 – 18. See the next two reports.)
US, Japan and South Korea warn Pyongyang against nuclear test
November 14, 2022 — SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States, Japan and South Korea on Sunday vowed a ‘strong and resolute response’ if Pyongyang carried out a nuclear test.
A record-breaking recent spate of missile tests by North Korea has sent fears soaring that such a test — its seventh — may happen soon.
US President Joe Biden held talks on the crisis with allies Japan and South Korea in Phnom Penh Sunday, on the eve of a crunch meeting with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, whom he will press to rein in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol issued a joint statement condemning the recent barrage, which included an intercontinental ballistic missile.
‘They reaffirm that a DPRK nuclear test would be met with a strong and resolute response from the international community,’ the statement said, using an abbreviation for North Korea’s official name…”
Kim Jong-un’s Sister Warns U.S. of ‘More Fatal Security Crisis’ If U.N. Condemns Missile Tests
November 24, 2022 — Breitbart.com reports: “Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, warned on Tuesday the United States will ‘face a more fatal security crisis’ if it continues pushing the United Nations to take action against North Korea’s illegal nuclear missile program.
Kim Yo-jong called the U.S. a ‘barking dog seized with fear’ and blasted it for issuing a ‘disgusting joint statement together with such rabbles as Britain, France, Australia, Japan, and South Korea.’
‘The U.S. should be mindful that no matter how desperately it may seek to disarm the DPRK [North Korea], it can never deprive the DPRK of its right to self-defense, and that the more hell-bent it gets on the anti-DPRK acts, it will face a more fatal security crisis,’ she railed…”
U.S. defense chief: China, Russia seek ‘might makes right’ world
November 21, 2022 — SpaceWar.com reports: “China and Russia seek a world where force is used to resolve disputes, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned Saturday, vowing that the United States will continue defending humanitarian principles and international law.
‘Beijing, like Moscow, seeks a world where might makes right, where disputes are resolved by force, and where autocrats can stamp out the flame of freedom,’ Austin told the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada.
Moscow’s war against Kyiv ‘has underscored the challenge that we face in the Indo-Pacific, where (China) is also pushing for something very far from our vision of a free and stable and open international system,’ Austin said.
Chinese activities around Taiwan are growing ‘increasingly provocative,’ he said, with Beijing’s aircraft flying close to the island on a near-daily basis and carrying out a number of dangerous intercepts of US and allied planes…” (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 three reports.)
China poses increasing threat in military space race, top US general says
November 28, 2022 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Rapid advancements in China’s military capabilities pose increasing risks to American supremacy in outer space, the head of the United States military’s space wing said on Monday.
Nina Armagno, director of staff of the US Space Force, said Beijing had made significant progress in developing military space technology, including in areas such as satellite communications and re-useable spacecraft, which allow countries to rapidly scale up their space programs.
‘I think it’s entirely possible they could catch up and surpass us, absolutely,’ Armagno said at an event in Sydney run by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a research organization partly funded by the US and Australian governments. ‘The progress they’ve made has been stunning, stunningly fast.’
Historically lagging in a space race dominated by the United States and Russia, Beijing has made significant advances in recent years that have alarmed Washington and other Western nations…”
China unveils giant new drone that may point to future of air warfare
November 10, 2022 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “China is showing off a new large drone at its important Zhuhai air show. This event is the 14th exhibition of its type in China and is usually where Beijing shows off new airplanes, drones and munitions. China has become a major player in the military drone market over the last decade.
While China makes a large number of drones, many of them borrow heavily from how American Reaper and Predator drones look. Those drones also have commonalities with Israeli large UAVs, such as Herons and Hermes.
As such China’s decision to unveil what is called the Wing Loong-3 is an attempt to showcase Beijing’s ability to build upon its existing smaller versions of the same drone, and claim that it now has a long-range drone capable of carrying numerous missiles.
Drones have been in the news lately because Russia is using Iranian kamikaze drones in the war on Ukraine. These are relatively cheap and simple delta-wing designs that are actually what is known as a ‘loitering munition,’ meaning it’s a flying munition similar to a cruise missile…”
South Korea scrambles jets after Chinese, Russian warplanes approach
November 30, 2022 — SinoDaily.com reports: “South Korea’s military said it scrambled fighter jets Wednesday as six Russian and two Chinese warplanes entered its air defence zone without notice.
Japan’s military also said it had scrambled jets in response to flights over the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, by Russian and Chinese aircraft.
Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and exited the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) near South Korea’s southern and northeastern coasts early Wednesday.
Hours later they returned to the zone from the East Sea, accompanied by Russian warplanes including two Su-35 fighter jets and four TU-95 bombers, it added.
All the warplanes eventually left the zone and none violated South Korea’s airspace, Seoul said…”
Top China security body calls for ‘crackdown’ on ‘hostile forces’ after protests
November 30, 2022 — SinoDaily.com reports: “China’s top security body on Tuesday called for a ‘crackdown’ on ‘hostile forces’ after the country saw protests in major cities opposing Covid lockdowns and demanding greater political freedoms.
The ruling Communist Party’s Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, which oversees all domestic law enforcement in China, said it was ‘necessary to crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces in accordance with the law,’ according to a readout of a meeting carried in state news agency Xinhua.
It also said it was crucial to ‘resolutely crack down on illegal criminal acts that disrupt social order in accordance with the law, and earnestly safeguard overall social stability.’
China saw a weekend of protests not seen in decades as anger over unrelenting lockdowns fuelled deep-rooted frustration with its political system…” (In 2017 China elevated the stature of President Xi Jinping putting him on par with Chairman Mao Zedong who founded the People’s Republic of China in 1949, making him in essence emperor for life, he can stay in power as long as his health allows. In November of 2017 China told Christians to replace images of Jesus with images of President Jinping in an effort to transform believers in religion into believers of the Communist Party of China. President Jinping should read the book of Daniel to see what happened to a king who elevated himself: The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? – Daniel 4:30-35.)