THE KINGS OF THE EAST
Chinese military expansion sparks fears of war with U.S.
May 27, 2015 — The National Post reports: “China’s armed forces are to extend their operations and the air force will become an offensive as well as defensive force for the first time, in a major shift in policy that will strengthen fears of accidental conflict.
The People’s Liberation Army, including its navy and air force, will be allowed to ‘project power’ further beyond its borders at sea and more assertively in the air in order to safeguard its maritime possessions, according to a new policy document
The navy will add ‘open seas protection’ to a traditional remit of ‘offshore waters defence,’ the white paper said.
The document issued by the state council, or cabinet, justified the change by claiming China faces a ‘grave and complex array of security threats.’
The posture risks escalating the tension over disputed islands in the South China Sea and elsewhere in the Pacific, where the United States is determined to protect the interests of allies such as Taiwan and the Philippines.
Only last week, a U.S. aircraft ignored repeated warnings from the Chinese military to fly a reconnaissance mission over the islands.
The Global Times, a tabloid newspaper run by the Communist Party, said China might have to ‘accept’ there would be conflict with the United States.
‘If the United States’ bottom line is that China has to halt its activities, then a U.S.-China war is inevitable in the South China Sea,’ said the newspaper, which is often seen as a mouth-piece of hardline nationalists in the government…” (China unites with Russia for World War III – Ezekiel 38:1, 2, 8, 16; and Daniel 11:44; Revelation 16:12 and Revelation 9:14.)
U.S. vulnerable to North Korean nuke attack
June 8, 2015 — WND.com reports: “The U.S. anti-missile nuclear defense system established to defend against a North Korean missile attack is plagued with technical flaws that make it inadequate, a new U.S. government report concludes.
However, even if the technical problems were resolved, former Strategic Defense Initiative director Ambassador Henry Cooper warns in a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin that a North Korean satellite could come over the undefended South Pole and detonate a high-altitude nuclear weapon, causing an electromagnetic pulse event for which the U.S. is virtually defenseless.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office report said there are serious technical flaws in the anti-missile interceptors in the U.S. defense system, which focuses on an attack from the north, raising U.S. vulnerability to a North Korean nuclear attack…” (Nuclear war is part of the battle of the ages – see Revelation 9:18. Other prophesied texts are predicted in Psalm 97:3; Isaiah 66:15; Ezekiel 20:47: “…Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched…” Study also Zephaniah 1:8; Malachi 4:1; and Revelation 8:7.)