China Seeking Confrontation in South China Sea?

November 25th, 2014

There is growing evidence that China may be seeking to provoke a confrontation with the USA and its Asian allies in the South China Sea. The first link reports that China is taking the very provocative move of building an airstrip in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. This airstrip will be large enough to host China’s military aircraft. The second link gives an additional perspective on this new Chinese airstrip in the making and adds that China is also conducting dredging operations at the same island to prepare it to handle tankers and preparing the island to receive large Chinese warships. The evidence seems clear that China is building a military air/sea base in the South China Sea which it expansively claims as its own maritime territory. China’s action is sure to greatly anger many nations in the region as well as the USA.

The third link reports that the USA, Japan and the Philippines recently conducted naval maneuvers in the same maritime region. No doubt, satellite surveillance of China’s port/airstrip project has convinced these three nations of China’s intent to place a permanent military base in the South China Sea, and these three nations likely conducted their joint naval maneuvers to warn China against proceeding with its bellicose plans. The fourth link also reports that not long ago, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff visited Vietnam on a goodwill visit which “signals that the United States and Vietnam want to forge closer military ties.” It adds that Vietnam and other regional nations have been “unnerved” by China’s military expansionism. It adds that China has moved a drilling rig into the South China Sea and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat earlier this year. These incidents are creating an environment where it would not take a great flash point to provoke a naval and air conflict in the region.

Personally, I think China no longer cares what the USA or other nations think about its military activities. It seems ever more evident that China wants a military confrontation and is taking specific actions that could easily eventually force a military incident between the Chinese and American [and allied] navies. As I’ve observed in previous posts, China has built a wide array of new weapons systems but they are all untested in actual combat. Chinese military personnel also have not been tested in serious combat conditions. Before China can move aggressively on the world scene in a military/political fashion, it must first know for sure if its new weapons systems will work as designed in actual combat conditions. In order to find that out, China needs to provoke an incident to test its weaponry vs. a US aircraft carrier battle group, the Japanese navy, etc.

The above alliance of nations which is coming together to oppose China fits precisely with what I have seen in Ezekiel 38-39’s prophecy about the respective opposing alliances that will form in the latter days.  The prophesied alliances have either already formed or are forming as we watch modern geopolitics unfold. China’s aggressive actions fit the Ezekiel 38-39 scenario “spot on.” For more information about Ezekiel 38-39’s prophecies for our time, please read my articles, What Ezekiel 38-39 reveal about a Future World War III, Japan’s Role in Biblical Prophecy, and The United States in Biblical Prophecy.

  1. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/21/us-china-southchinasea-airstrip-idUSKCN0J526B20141121
  2. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/23/china-building-giant-island-south-china-sea-large-/
  3. http://www.rappler.com/nation/72879-philippines-japan-us-naval-exercises
  4. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/08/17/vietnam-war-dempsey-visit-counter-china/14185033/

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Media Articles on Big Banks’ Market Manipulations

November 24th, 2014

There has been a wave of media articles exposing the manipulations of the Big Banks in all kinds of financial markets. There are almost too many to cite as their insider manipulations become apparent to the world.

The first link reports that JP Morgan Chase is being investigated by the US Justice Department “over a criminal investigation of its foreign exchange business.” It also cites Barclays Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland as being targets of similar investigations. The second link examines how these currency scams can be done, and the third link reports how the Big Banks used secret chat rooms to manipulate foreign exchange markets. It also reports the Big Banks were fined $4.3 billion for their market manipulations. The fourth link reports on Bank of America’s fine of $2.4 billion because of fraud in its acquisition of Merrill Lynch and Co.

The fifth link describes how Goldman Sachs defended itself against charges that it is manipulating/rigging commodities markets in aluminum by buying huge quantities of aluminum so they can control market actions in aluminum trades. The link also reports about JP Morgan amassing large quantities of copper in 2010 to benefit its own trading positions in that metal. While the article’s headline is about these Wall Street firms defending themselves against commodities markets manipulations, the article’s content sounded rather damning of the Wall Street firms’ practices, in my opinion. It describes how Goldman Sachs “trucked tons of aluminum from one storage site to another in a ‘merry-go-round’ that delayed release to end users and increased both metal costs and bank profits.” It also reports on the use of “shell firms” by the Big Banks to construct “a major natural gas export facility.” The sixth link gives the BBC’s perspective on this commodity manipulation story.

The seventh link reports on the use of “naked short selling” by Wall Street firms and central banks to manipulate the price of gold and silver downward even during a time when the prices should be rising due to significantly increased demand for both metals. This article, although a few months old, is well worth your reading. It cites the opinion of a former assistant Secretary of the US Treasury Department under President Ronald Reagan and a former Wall Street Journal editor as saying that “the US central bank was ‘rigging all markets…'”

It is my view that there are no truly “free” markets anywhere in the major global financial markets. They are being manipulated in a self-serving manner by the central banks and Big Banks for their own benefit. Have you also noticed that even when the Big Banks get hit with civil penalties for market manipulations and rigging schemes that there rarely are any bank executives actually prosecuted for what their banks did? In the conspicuous lack of such prosecutions, national regulators exhibit a troublesome coziness with the Big Banks’ executives who either conduct or are responsible for the market manipulation schemes for which their banks are fined.

The last link has an article from the May 2009 issue of the Atlantic magazine which has likely been forgotten by almost everyone. On its cover, the article is entitled as “The Coup: How Bankers Seized America.” Inside the magazine, the actual article is entitled “The Quiet Coup.” It was written after the real estate crash of 2008 and it states at the beginning of the article: “…the finance industry has effectively captured our [the US] government.” It asserts that real recovery will not occur until the power of the “financial oligarchy” is broken. The other recent links cited about the market manipulations of the Big Banks in all kinds of financial, monetary and commodity markets indicates that the oligarchy is still running things and the US government is doing little to stop or control them. This state of affairs is precisely what Revelation 18:3 prophesied would occur in the latter days of our age when the “merchants of the earth” (big multinational corporations) and the “kings of the earth” (the national political leaders and their regulators) would be “in bed” with each other in a very corrupt scheme to enrich themselves at the expense of the world.

These links confirm that the prophecy of Revelation 18:3 has come true in our time, but these mutually-enriching corrupt schemes are being increasingly exposed by media articles and coming to the world’s attention. Revelation 17-18 prophesy that this “Babylon the Great” alliance of mutual aggrandizement will not only fall but that it will fall very hard (17:16) in the latter days when “seven heads and ten horns” (17:9-12) unite on the world scene to tear apart the financial/monetary system of the big multinationals and the politicians who are the leaders of Babylon the Great’s alliance of elites who currently control world markets. I certainly will make no predictions about when this might happen, but we are surely drawing ever closer to this fulfillment. Please refer to a post I did a few months ago about the possible significance of the year 2015 in biblical fulfillment. I’ve seen Internet articles that some market analysts are predicting a major fiscal crisis in 2015. My post offers three reasons why 2015 could have biblical significance for such events to occur.

Most people do not realize the banking industry was invented in ancient Babylon and that the lending of money at interest (usury) was a function of the ancient sun-god temples. The modern banking industry has grown global and very powerful, hence Revelation 17-18 referring to it as “Babylon the Great.” I urge readers to examine the information in my article, The Babylonian Origin of the Modern Banking System. You will find it very eye opening, I believe.

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/11/03/major-banks-readying-for-forex-fines/18403167/
  2. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/11/12/how-the-currency-trading-scam-worked/18923015/
  3. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/11/12/banks-forex-chat-room-excerpts/18901819/
  4. http://www.bigclassaction.com/settlement/bank-of-america-2-4b-securities-settlement-to-stand.php
  5. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/11/20/goldman-sachs-jpmorgan-morgan-stanley-senate-hearing/19293581/
  6. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30136183
  7. http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/15116-after-gold-crash-experts-point-to-central-bank-manipulation
  8. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/05/the-quiet-coup/307364/

 


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Another Secret US Government Spying Program Revealed

November 23rd, 2014

Americans were shocked when it was revealed that the NSA and other US government agencies were conducting massive spying efforts on the cell phone calls of American (and people of other nations as well). These spying revelations, I’m sure are well known to readers and need no review at this point other than to remind us that the awareness of this massive US spying program came as a result of the whistle-blowing by Edward Snowden.

As if the apparently wall-to-wall spying upon Americans by the NSA and other agencies wasn’t enough, it was recently revealed by a Wall Street Journal article that the US Marshals service has also been conducting a massive secret spying program directed at cell-phone conversation in the USA (or perhaps elsewhere too?). The first three links detail how this spying program was conducted. The US Marshals equipped airplanes to mimic the functions of cell-towers so that their spy planes would pick up the cell-phone conversations of many Americans (or citizens of other nations whose calls may have been captured while they spoke with Americans on cell phones).  The first link notes that this “indiscriminate collection” of cell phone conversations is so widespread that this spying program “covers most of the US population.” I have a question: While we’ve been told that the NSA spying program doesn’t capture or record the actual phone conversations of cell-phone users, it seems to me that this spy program by the US Marshall’s office that captures the cell-phone conversations as they are occurring infers that the actual content of cell phone conversation is being captured, recorded and perhaps listened to in real-time. Is this not the obvious conclusion to draw from a program which captures cell-phone conversations while they are “pinging” off of the spy planes’ equipment that are imitating the functions of cell-phone towers? This conclusion seems supported by the link’s further assertion that the program was designed to circumvent the need to obtain court orders to legally spy on individual’s cell phones. This latest secret program was so secret that even the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) didn’t know about it (second link). I believe that if the US government knew how to deploy this secret spying program to trick cell phone users into thinking their calls were being routed via legitimate cell-phone towers instead of spy planes, many other nations’ spy agencies knew how to do this too. That leads me to conclude other nations are doing this same kind of spying on their citizens as well.

It seems that cell phone calls are now so universally spied-upon that if you want to have some chance of privacy in a phone call one ought to use only the old landlines (but those calls are still subject to search warrants if there is probable cause of wrongdoing).

In a related spying story, it was just revealed that a Russian group has been hacking into all kinds of web-cams all over the USA (and presumably anywhere else in the world)–see third link. Apparently, any web-cam in your home or place of business can be hacked by anyone with sufficient skills to spy on you. The fourth link details a British report re: how easy it is for hackers to spy on you or gain access to your computer or web-cam.

It does seem we have arrived at the point no form of communication is secret or private anymore. Is even the US mail private? There are criminal penalties for anyone opening first-class mail without a court order if I recall correctly. However, court orders are now essentially “a dime a dozen” as long as the secret federal FISA court exists. Many articles, columns and blogs have been written about the FISA court, whose only function seems to be granting court orders to federal agencies to spy on innocent people when those federal agencies know they would never be able to obtain a court order from a “real” court where they would have to prove probable cause.

I think it is safe to say that the spy agencies of many other nations are using these same spying methods to spy on everyone within their nations as well. In terms of web-cam spying, if it is so easy to hack into web cams, it is possible that the most secret discussions in corporate boardrooms, the Federal Reserve Board and the Big Banks, federal government offices, Congressional offices, Judge’s discussions among themselves, and even conversations within the White House, etc. have all been spied on for some time. Undoubtedly, nations’ intelligence services have been spying on each other’s web-cams for some time, given how easy they apparently are to hack.

From a biblical perspective, we are seeing more and more evidence of so many “Big Brother” spying efforts which are making everyone’s communications and financial activities known to whoever wants to spy on them. We regularly hear reports of massive hacking attacks against the credit card records of major department stores and credit card issuers. Revelation 13:15-18 prophesied that the final “beast” system would apparently have the ability to control all financial transactions on the planet. Before the ability to control such activities must come the ability to monitor and spy on all such activities. That hurdle seems to have been already passed. I think there is no question that all the spying systems and technologies will be used by the final Beast power when it comes into being.

However, I’d like to close by offering a bit of hope. The Bible also prophesies in Revelation 11 that for three and one-half years near the end of the latter-day period of time, God will delegate Divine powers to two human prophets called the Two Witnesses. It will be lethal for anyone who tries to harm them for the duration of their ministry (Revelation 11:5). They will be empowered by God to “smite the earth with all plagues as often as they will” (Revelation 11:6).  How proactive will they be? They may decide to issue a directive to all governments and corporations on the earth to end their spying programs and “dump” all data collected on people who were spied upon without a court order granted after probable cause was first confirmed to a judge in the normal court system.  That will greatly displease the beast system. However, I’m sure the Two Witnesses will be able to come up with plagues severe enough to compel obedience to whatever they demand or decree. You can read much about the ministry of the Two Witnesses in my article, The Two Witnesses. To date, we have no idea who they will be. When they begin to manifest their powers, they will be directed against the power structures and elites of this world. Keep that in mind as imposters are likely to come on the scene as well.

  1. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/14/government-planes-mimic-cellphone-towers-to-collect-user-data-report
  2. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/11/15/us-defends-marshals-in-wake-secret-cellphone-spying-report/?intcmp=latestnews
  3. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-20/russians-hacking-into-home-webcams-sparks-u-k-warning.html
  4. https://www.krypsys.com/hacking-2/penetration-testing-bbc-demonstrates-hackers-can-access-web-cams/

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Important Mideast Developments

November 20th, 2014

In the aftermath of the US elections, media coverage of Mideast developments seems to have waned; however, important developments have occurred.

The ISIL siege of Kobani, a Kurdish city on the old Turkish-Syrian border, was a daily event for weeks, but it has scarcely been mentioned on media reports lately. The battle there is still going on and the outcome is not yet decided, but the Kurds are now gaining ground (first link). After an influx of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters surged into the city from the northern Kurdish region of Iraq, the ISIL advance has not only been stopped, but it has been reversed. Given the cruelty of ISIL, I hope and pray the Kurds prevail in this battle. The first link also reports the Kurds have made progress in fighting ISIL forces in northern Iraq and that Iraqi central government forces have worked with Peshmerga troops to push back ISIL forces. That is an encouraging development. The link also reports the unsettling fact that Turkey still is declining to join the fight against ISIL. I think Turkey’s hitherto-refusal to fight ISIL with its military forces is doing far more damage to Turkey’s international reputation than it realizes.

The second link reminds us that it is not only Israel which is seeking to oppose and isolate Hamas in its Gaza enclave. Egypt is taking strong action to keep Hamas terrorists isolated inside the Gaza strip so they do not enter Egypt and join terrorists aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood in attacking Egyptian targets. Egypt and Israel are allies against Hamas, a fact not highlighted enough in the establishment media. This Egyptian-Israeli military cooperation bodes well for the security of both nations and for the future of the Mideast.

The third link deals with the aftermath in Israel of the terrorist attack against a Jewish synagogue which viciously killed five Israelis (including three rabbis who had joint American-Israeli citizenship). I have heard a report that the Israeli government is considering making it easier for Jewish Israelis to carry firearms so such terrorist attacks can be stopped more quickly in the future. Perhaps they need an Israeli version of the American National Rifle Association (NRA)! One of the most salient points in the link is the statement that “Israel appears to be moving toward more aggressive actions…” in combating and retaliating against terrorists attacks. The Palestinians keep hurting their own cause when Palestinians launch grisly terrorist attacks vs. Israelis (the Israeli victims were chopped with axes and meat cleavers). No nation can tolerate such attacks against its citizens. Israel may react with very deadly force against the terrorist cells and bases within the Palestinian zone if these attacks are not stopped quickly.

Various nations around the world periodically condemn Israel when it is provoked into defending itself against terrorism (such as the thousands of rockets and missiles fired by Hamas into Israeli territory before Israel launched a necessary counter-terrorism attack vs. Hamas). However, the final link reports the very important development that India is not joining the knee-jerk chorus of anti-Israeli statements by rather hypocritical allies of Israel around the world. Indeed, the last link states that “India has pledged to strengthen its relations with the nation [of Israel],” and the article also indicates that Indian Prime Minister Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu are forming a good personal relationship. This bodes well for both nations. India needs a powerful regional ally in South Asia and Israel needs allies as well. Both India and Israel are democracies, are threatened by radical Islamists and have a heritage that includes many English-speakers in both nations. Both are also nuclear powers (although Israel technically hasn’t acknowledged that fact yet).

The above developments are important not only for the world’s geopolitics, but these developments give us insights into the eventual alignments of the rival global alliances foretold by the Bible (Ezekiel 38-39) to exist in the latter days of our age. The Gog-Magog alliance will be led by Russia, China and Iran while the rival alliance will be led by the modern nations of the “house of Israel” and its allies. As readers of my books and articles know, the ten tribes of Israel grew very numerous and powerful in the centuries after their exile from the Promised Land in the 8th century BC. They founded the Scythian, Carthaginian and Parthian Empires and the descendants of the Scythian and Parthian Empires migrated into Europe from the 3rd-6th centuries AD, forming the population bases for many of the modern European nations. This alliance is headed by the USA and its NATO allies. The Bible’s prophecies have been coming to pass with stunning accuracy, in spite of the fact that the modern world is largely unaware of this fact. New readers of my blog can peruse the homepage of my website for a variety of articles on many historical and prophetic subjects confirming the Bible’s prophetic accuracy.

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/19/new-kurdish-offensive-targets-isis/?intcmp=latestnews
  2. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/19/egypt-takes-aim-at-hamas-terror-tunnels/
  3. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/worshipers-return-to-synagogue-israel-begins-razing-homes/2014/11/19/b26b6d1e-6f7e-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html
  4. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-191114.html

 


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Former CBS Journalist: Flu Shots Pose Dangers to Elderly

November 18th, 2014

Do you recall when Sharyl Attkisson was one of the best investigative journalists working for CBS-News? Her stories were often excellent exposes of government excesses or covered-up mistakes. She was fired when her reports proved to be too embarrassing for the US government agencies she investigated and too much in conflict with the liberal agendas of CBS-News’ executives. This story was brought to my attention by a reader, and it is an appropriate follow-up to my previous post regarding an on-camera personality at CNBC-TV being fired for not being sufficiently liberal in her TV reports. Combined, these stories really shine a spotlight on the liberal bias that is endemic in the American media.

The first link reports that Sharyl Attkisson’s report revealed that the CDC and the National Institute for health (NIH) “ignored…results that weren’t as expected” concerning flu vaccines, and that  an NIH study revealed that “the death rate had increased markedly since widespread flu vaccination among older Americans” (emphasis added). It also cites a doctor stating that “most flu vaccines contain mercury and formaldehyde…Both are poisons and should never be injected into any human being.” Has any reader heard or read in media reports that studies by US government agencies show that flu vaccines are hazardous to your health and especially to the elderly?

The second link is from Ms. Attkisson’s website that reveals more information that insider US government studies that confirm the dangers of flu shots are being kept from the public and researchers who do reveal the information do so at risk to their careers. It specifically asserts: “the death rate among the elderly increased substantially” after mass vaccination programs were instituted. The third link is a web search menu of links on this subject to enable you to read a wide variety of perspectives on this topic. A related link at Ms. Attkisson’s website also reveals suppressed government evidence which indicates that there is a link between vaccinations and autism in children (last link).

Regardless of the topic, the American mainstream media is being shown by credible media insiders to be propagandists for liberal agendas and politically-correct government agency actions instead of being the honest journalists that they should be. Honest journalists risk getting fired.

Keep this in mind as you listen to media reports about all topics in the future. All too many media reports are not being aired or written to inform you–they are instead intended to program you to believe and think in certain ways desired by the liberal/leftist establishment members

Many American readers of my blog are likely already aware of the liberal bias within the establishment US media. However, on any given month, readers from 120-130 nations visit my blog. Many of these readers may have minimal access to American media sources. They need to be informed about the establishment American media’s biases and this post, combined with the previous one, help to inform non-American readers about his bias.

  1. http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/Headline/Sharyl-Attkisson-flu-vaccine-ineffective/2014/11/03/id/604933/
  2. http://sharylattkisson.com/govt-researchers-flu-shots-not-effective-in-elderly-after-all
  3. https://www.google.com/#q=Sheryl+Attkison%27s+report+that+flu+shots+pose+risks+to+elderly
  4. http://sharylattkisson.com/questions-surrounding-review-of-challenged-vaccine-autism-study

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Former Host Says CNBC Tried to Muzzle Her

November 17th, 2014
This is an item about which I think all readers should be informed. Former CNBC-TV anchor Melissa Francis, in a FOX News interview, charged that at her former network, CNBC-TV, she was “called in many times” by her superiors to muzzle her reports which were revealing the fuzzy math about Obamacare.

This is a political rather than a biblical story, but this kind of insider media report should be made known to all. It confirms what I think many have long suspected: that the establishment liberal media has been acting as a kind of propaganda wing for the Obama administration and its liberal agenda, and that it muzzles reporters and anchors who do not hew to a pro-Obama mindset. Since this report comes from a media insider, I find it to be reliable.  The “non denial denial” by CNBC-News, which merely mocks the story instead of denying it,  is especially revealing as well.

As future events unfold, always keep in mind what this report reveals: that the media may be deliberately trying to give you a skewed version of reality. Just because you see it on TV does not mean that what is being reported is true or accurate. Think for yourself!


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Russia Sends Military Warning to G-20 Summit

November 16th, 2014

As you read media stories about the G-20 conference in Brisbane, Australia, you will likely not hear or read about one of its more important aspects. G-20 meetings are full of photo-ops for world leaders, but something happened this year that has riveted their attention on something–even if the media downplays it so people don’t panic.

Russia sent a flotilla of four warships to shadow the Australian coastal region northeast of Brisbane, and this fleet’s arrival was timed perfectly to coincide with the G-20 meeting. I don’t think this timing of Russian military muscle showing up on the G-20’s maritime doorstep is coincidental. According to the first link, the Australian navy has sent three warships to shadow the Russian warships during the G-20 conference. It would appear that “gunboat diplomacy” is back in style.

I don’t think Australia is in any immediate danger, but Russia has a purpose in sending this military message to the G-20 summit. My guess is that Russia is signaling to the G-20 nations that it may openly take military action in the Ukraine to support pro-Russian populations in Ukraine’s eastern provinces. Indeed, this may already be happening. The second link and third link report that Russian tanks, artillery and troops are openly entering eastern Ukraine to support pro-Russian rebels located there. If Russia is openly doing so, Russia is considerably raising the stakes in militarily confronting not only the Ukraine, but the West in general.

On a cable TV program, I heard a retired US general note that much of Russia’s military hardware (such as aging Russian strategic bombers that are staging simulated attack missions vs. the USA, NATO nations, etc.) is old. He is correct, but Putin is demonstrating that Russia is willing to use its weaponry to accomplish its national goals. Having weaponry and having the willingness to use them to maximum effect are two very different things. Russia may also be signaling to the G-20 nations (especially the European nations) that Russia is willing to use a trump “weapon” soon against them if they don’t discontinue their sanctions vs. Russia re: the Ukrainian crisis. Russia has a “weapon” to use against them that is growing stronger by the month. That “weapon” is the Russian supplies of energy to European nations that heats Europeans’ homes and fires their industry all winter long. If Russia cuts off those energy supplies to Europe, I think Europe will “cave” very quickly and the USA will be almost alone in imposing any sanctions against Russia.

Putin has been pushing Obama and NATO for some time to see where their “red lines” are in the Ukrainian crisis. So far, he has encountered no military red lines at all. This has emboldened Putin and Russia to take more aggressive measures in the Ukraine. Putin has already seized the Crimean portion of the Ukraine. I think the Russian bear is hungry for more Ukrainian territory.

The fourth link is a report that Russia has developed a new weapons system which can suppress the AEGIS defense system of a US warship. If it is true, it would radically alter the balance of power in favor of Russia. If this really happened, the incident is being covered up. Given that false reports are possible, I went to Snopes.com to see if that site indicated that the report was false. Snopes did not indicate the report was false. Their website simply had no information about this topic (fifth link). There is a technical precedent which could support the link which says this incident happened. To suppress the electronic warfare systems of a US warship, the Russian bomber that buzzed it would have had to deploy some kind of targeted, mini-EMP burst aimed at the US warship to have such a effect. There are reports that Russia did use mini-EMP weaponry in its campaign to defeat the Chechnyan rebels years ago. I did a web search to locate information for readers on this subject, and have enclosed the last link for your review of such reports. I was surprised to see that my post in 2012 was the leading item on the web search.

Russia is getting steadily more aggressive militarily. So is China. So is Iran as it works to finish its nuclear weapons program. The “Gog-Magog” alliance foretold in Ezekiel 38-39 is steadily becoming more cohesive and aggressive. That is exactly what one would expect to happen as biblical prophecies are fulfilled in our latter day period of prophetic time. For additional reading on these topics, I urge new readers to review my articles, What Ezekiel 38-39 Foretells about a Future World War III, and Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days? You will discover that the Bible is not an out-of-date book. It is actually the best source of accurate information about what is transpiring in our modern world…and what will happen in the future.

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/14/australia-criticizes-russia-for-sending-warships-into-waters-off-country-coast/?intcmp=latestnews
  2. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/12/nato-russian-tanks-entering-ukraine
  3. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/11/13/13-Nov-14-World-View-Russian-combat-troops-tanks-and-artillery-pour-into-Ukraine
  4. http://teapartyeconomist.com/2014/11/13/russian-plane-zaps-u-s-warships-missile-defense-system/
  5. http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=A+Russian+plane+zaps+US+warship%27s+missile+defense+system&x=34&y=10&sp-a=00062d45-sp00000000&sp-advanced=1&sp-p=all&sp-w-control=1&sp-w=alike&sp-date-range=-1&sp-x=any&sp-c=100&sp-m=1&sp-s=0
  6. https://www.google.com/#q=Russia+used+mini-EMP+weapons+in+Chechnya

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Obama Surrenders to China on Vague Climate “Deal”

November 13th, 2014

This short post is to pass on to readers some facts about the ballyhooed “climate deal” signed by President Obama with China’s leader. This is a good example of how the media can be manipulated to make a big deal out of nothing to try and make Obama look like he actually accomplished something useful. The first link gives an establishment view of the “deal,” but the second link clearly indicates that nothing meaningful was accomplished in this “deal.”

The second link notes that the “deal” …”isn’t really an agreement,” and that “It’s not legally binding, and the details are vague.” I doubt the new GOP Congress will appropriate a single dollar to implement this “joint announcement” as it is also called. Apparently, the Obama administration, rejected badly by US voters in the recent US election, is trying desperately to give the impression that it is still relevant or taken seriously on international matters.

When you look at the vague terms of this agreement, you can see that it has no merit at all. Obama agreed the US would do something about emissions by 2025 and the Chinese agreed to (maybe, hypothetically) start thinking about doing something about limiting emissions in 2030. Any president in the next decade could just as easily renounce this agreement, which the US Senate has not ratified at all.

What is worrisome is how weak Obama is in representing US interests. His agreement says the US will “reduce carbon emissions by up to 28% over 20 years beginning in 2005″ while “China agreed to begin reducing its emissions by 2030 or sooner” (emphasis added in quotes). So this agreement is retroactive to 2005? This agreement would have the US cut its carbon emissions by 2025 while China doesn’t even “begin” to cut its emissions until 2030–5 years after the US finishes cutting its emissions. This agreement is so pathetically one-sided in favor of China that it broadcasts to the world that Obama is either an exceptional weakling as a negotiator or that he simply “surrendered” to China’s leader behind closed doors. This is worrisome because, given Obama’s very weak leadership on this agreement, we can expect some really bad deals for the USA whenever Obama negotiates with other nations on trade deals, military matters, etc. This bodes for some very bad times for the USA in the last two years of Obama’s wounded presidency.

Thankfully, Congress can gut this agreement and future presidents can alter it or simply ignore it. Since the agreement would require the USA to lose jobs that depend on carbon-emitting industries, the deal will likely be ignored by Congress and future administrations. Notice the vagueness of this agreement. The USA could cut its emissions by “up to 28.” In other words, a cut of 0.00001% actually meets the deal’s terms because it is within the range of “up to” a certain target. The media didn’t bother to explain the weak math behind this agreement. I think China couldn’t care less about this agreement because it doesn’t commit them to do anything for 16 years. In 16 years, they will likely change their minds and forget the agreement was ever signed.

This “deal” means virtually nothing. What is very worrisome is Obama’s weakness as a negotiator. His weakness as a negotiator may truly endanger the USA if he negotiates any real treaties or agreements in the next two years that matter to American or western national security.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/11/12/obama-china-xi-jinping-climate-change-agreement-coal/18901537/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/12/what-us-china-climate-change-agreement-means/18912061/


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3-D Printed Cars a Step Toward Star Trek Replicators?

November 11th, 2014

Some time ago, I did a post about the advent of 3-D printers and the ability to make rudimentary, but functional, firearms via this method. This technology is advancing very rapidly!

The first link reports that cars built largely with 3-D printing technology will go on sale “in about a year for $18,000 to $30,000.” To think that manufacturers could soon be making individualized cars with “a few keystrokes!” The cars will, at least at first, still have such major components as “wheels, controls and powertrain[s]” made via standard methods. Incredibly, a 3-D printed car will have only 50 parts instead of “25,000 parts in some modern cars.” The 3-D printers are now going to be mainstreamed, as the tech giant, Hewlett-Packard, has announced they will be entering the field of making 3-D printers (second link).

I see some biblical connections in this cutting-edge technology. Remember the old Star Trek TV shows and movies where Captain Picard would ask a replicator in his room to make “Earl Grey tea, hot?” We are a long way from that technology now, but it is likely only a matter of time until such technologies become fact. In Genesis 11:6, the Bible records that God observed that mankind had reached such a high tipping point of knowledge accumulation just prior to his confusing the languages at Babel that whatever mankind then imagined they would accomplish (if God hadn’t brought it all to a screeching halt). Jesus Christ foretold the latter days would be like the pre-Flood world of Noah (Matthew 24:37), and the post-Flood generations after the Deluge were simply rebuilding the pre-Flood world’s technologies before God intervened to stop their ability to access any pre-Flood world documents or information stored in pre-Flood data devices written in the pre-Flood language. I believe our modern world is starting to reach the same tipping point where knowledge development feeds on itself so rapidly that anything modern mankind imagines, it will also eventually do.

When nations, companies, terrorists, individuals, etc. have advanced replicator technology in their possession, what will be beyond their reach? Will anyone be able to replicate a drone via a 3-D printer and use it for purposes either noble or nefarious? I wonder if counterfeiters are already planning to be able to counterfeit money using 3-D printers. Can explosives be replicated? Will we be able to build personal robots with 3-D printers? A wide range of weaponry could be made via 3-D printers. In the health-care field, 3-D printers could make very individualized hip and joint replacement inserts for each recipient rather than have to use “off the shelf” sizes from manufacturers. Will 3-D printing of cars eventually be so easy that assembly lines will be obsolete?

I wonder if some theorists in the health care field are already doing concept plans for using 3-D printers for building almost any kind of body-part to be able to prolong human lives and improve the quality of life. Back to Star Trek. The Star Trek replicators were not just 3-D printers which could make spare parts for the star ships; they could make food and organic items for crewmembers. Why couldn’t 3-D printers be eventually adapted to make organic products instead of inorganic items? Why couldn’t 3-D printers use amino acids, DNA and RNA to “print” 3-D soft-tissue body parts and food? Since “carbon-fiber reinforced plastic” can already be used to make cars and, presumably, any kind of non-organic objects, why couldn’t the elements of the earth be combined with DNA/RNA controls to make organic objects?

We are truly living in a world which fulfills the prophecy of Daniel 12:4 that “knowledge shall be [exponentially] increased in the time of the end of this age.” I’ll close with a biblically related thought. The book of Genesis records that mankind routinely lived for life spans of more than 900 years. Most Christians, myself included, have assumed this had to do with God’s programming these life-spans into human DNA, the existence of a canopy over the earth to shield it from harmful ionizing radiation, etc. What if there was another aspect to pre-Flood mankind’s long life spans which we hadn’t been able to even imagine until now when 3-D printers are being build and used? Given that the pre-Flood civilization possessed super-high technologies (which I believe we have yet to match), what if at least part of the reason for the long pre-Flood life spans was the ability to make all kinds of critical body-parts and organs via 3-D printers to create a form of medical immortality through technology. It is at least worth considering this possibility as mankind’s life spans did drop steadily after the Flood when the pre-Flood technologies were no longer accessible.

We are catching up with the ancient, pre-Flood technologies at a fast pace as we progress deeper into the latter days of our age. Who knows what technologies are already being developed and deployed, about which the public and media know nothing…yet. I think we are in for even more cutting-edge technological developments in the future. I think Genesis 11:6, combined with Matthew 24:37 and Daniel 21:4, guarantee we will learn of new technological “miracles” in the years ahead of us.

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/11/07/3-d-printed-car/18636105/
  2. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2841414/hps-move-into-3d-printing-will-radically-change-manufacturing.html

 


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DHS Warns: US Infrastructure Hacked and Vulnerable

November 8th, 2014

A major US media source has reported that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned industry members that software programs that “run much of the nation’s critical infrastructure” have been hacked and malware has been embedded throughout the USA’s infrastructure in a way which could cause “an economic catastrophe” (see link). Russia has been identified as the likely attacker against America’s critical infrastructure software as the attacking malware called “black energy” is the same malware “used by a Russian cyber-espionage group dubbed ‘sandworm’ to target NATO and some European [infrastructure] companies in Europe earlier this year.”

This report indicates that Russian cyber-attackers have implanted some logic bombs within much of America’s (and European NATO member nations’) “oil and gas pipelines, power transmission grids, water distribution and filtration systems, wind turbines, and even some nuclear plants.” Obviously, those who implanted this malware into America’s critical systems intend to activate it someday and essentially destroy “life as we know it” within the USA and other NATO nations.  If this malware if activated by Russian controllers, it would have much the same destructive impact on American and European nations as the detonation of EMP weapons over North American and Europe. This Russian action vs. the USA and NATO on the cyber-front accompanies Russian military aggressiveness that was mentioned in my previous post, Russian Warlike Moves Growing.

This triggered a thought. If Russia has so much power to devastate the USA and NATO nations already, what is stopping them from using this advantage right now? I think we need to recall that the USA and Israel are assumed to have easily penetrated the Iranian nuclear program with a Stuxnet computer virus a few years ago to set back Iran’s nuclear program. Iran’s nuclear reactor was supplied by Russia and Russia has aided Iran’s program. This means that Russian security software programs were accessed by the American/Israeli cyber-attackers who penetrated the Iranian nuclear program’s software defenses. This should have given the American and Israelis cyber-warriors the ability to implant the same kind of malware in Russian, Chinese, and Iranian civilian infrastructures just like the malware implanted into American/European infrastructures by the Russians. Remember that the Western hackers who shut down Iran’s nuclear program’s infrastructures did so easily. This may indicate that there is a modern cyber-version of the old Cold War stand-off of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) that kept the USA and Russia from ever firing nukes at each other. To do so would guarantee the wreckage of one’s one nation as well. Perhaps that is what is stopping Russia from using this advantage now. There may be a cyber-version of MAD in place already.

Combining the information in this post with the warning in my previous post surely should convince anyone that Russia is preparing for warfare against the USA, NATO and its global allies. This is exactly what has been prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. Modern events are following biblical prophecies “like a script.” There is no stopping their fulfillment. They will be fulfilled on God’s timetable in the future. Many article references about this inexorable prophetic trend were given in my previous post so I won’t repeat them here. Please refer to the previous post for the listing of them.

The ABC News report should make us all realize just how fragile our modern infrastructures really are, and that all Christians (indeed, everyone!) should be taking this threat very seriously and should be making essential preparations for themselves and their families now while they can still do so. We do not know when or whether these infrastructure malwares will be unleashed, but given the all-out wars in the latter days predicted by biblical prophecies, it is almost certain they will be used. I refer readers to my article, Should Christians prepare for Future Hard Times?, as a good starting point for considering and making personal preparations for this kind of an emergency. I suggest no procrastination in making such preparations. It is entirely possible that terrorists may also be working hard to embed such malware in US and Western nations’ critical infrastructure systems. ISIL has proven to be very tech-savvy and they have announced their intentions to target the West in future attacks. There may be more than one entity attacking US and Western infrastructures software systems in order to shut them down or destroy them. I hope the DHS is also watching out for non-state actors in defending American infrastructures from similar malware attacks.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/trojan-horse-bug-lurking-vital-us-computers-2011/story?id=26737476


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