Fox News has reported that the first in a new class of US Navy ships will be christened next year and activated in 2014 (see link). It is the USS Zumwalt and it is called a destroyer-class vessel, but its length (600 feet) echoes the length of World War II battleships! The US Arizona (sunk in the Pearl Harbor attack) was 608 feet long, and the USS South Dakota was 680 feet long. The USS Zumwalt is immensely expensive as the cost has risen to about $7 billion per ship with all costs included in the price tag.
This ship is designed to incorporate many new technologies and operate with a small crew. It is designed to carry a lot of firepower. Its guns can hurl projectiles 100 miles (not even the old battleships could fire a projectile anywhere close to that distance), and it may eventually be fitted with an ultra-sophisticated railgun which can “fire projectiles at several times the speed of sound.” However, it has one reported weakness which might be its Achilles heel.
According to this report, even Navy officials have “pointed out it’s less capable than existing destroyers when it comes to missile defense (emphasis added),” and its hull design might make it “unstable in certain situations.” It is reported to be a stealthy ship, but the illustration of the ship shows a very top-heavy superstructure, hardly a stealthy feature.
The article states that this ship is “an important part of the Obama administration’s Asia-Pacific strategy,” and that it was built to counter “China’s rise as as a military power.” I truly hate to throw cold water on a new USS Navy ship, but everyone who pays attention to military matters knows that China is building many classes of cruise missiles and even ballistic missiles to attack and sink US aircraft carriers and other major US surface combatants. The new ship being built by the USA would be going up against a Chinese opponent while equipped with a missile-defense system inferior to that of current US destroyers even though it would attract many salvos of Chinese cruise missiles, fired at it from air, sea and land. With an inferior missile-defense system, how long do you think it will survive? Indeed, how could any lucid naval planner even consider building any US Navy ship without a powerful, state-of-the-art missile-defense system? If this new ship is intended to go up against waves of Chinese cruise and ballistic missile attacks with an inferior missile-defense system, they could just as well name this new ship the USS Titanic.
I’m sure many readers know that due to the inability of Congress (especially the Democrat-controlled Senate) to pass a budget, there is an automatic sequestration process that is scheduled to go into effect which will require huge military budget cuts. The massive and highely-expensive Zumwalt-class “destroyers” would seem to be an obvious weapons system which will be eliminated, leaving the USS Zumwalt the only ship of its class. The taxpayers cannot afford to build $7 billion ships which will go into battle with inferior missile-defense systems. Thankfully, the US can still build the smaller Arleigh Burke destroyers which cost far less and have better missile-defense systems than the USS Zumwalt.
Indeed, the Navy ought to retrofit a state-of-the-art missile-defense system into this new ship if they want it to survive what’s coming at it in World War III. Ezekiel 38-39’s prophecy makes it clear that Russia, China and Iran will attack the nations of the latter-day house of Israel and their allies at the end of the latter days of our age. The modern nations descended from the ancient ten tribes of Israel (who were never Jewish and did not return to the Holy Land) are the USA, the UK, many European and Scandinavian nations, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. (in other words, the NATO nations and their allies). I’m sure events will take a surprising “peaceful” turn which will make such a war seem impossible in future years, but Ezekiel 38-39 prophesies a great double-cross is coming from the eastern bloc against the western bloc. I Thessalonians 5:2-3 also prophesies a great end-time war will break out just when the nations think a new age of peace has been instituted. The details of that age-ending war can be found in my article, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveal about a Coming World War III [PDF]. The phrase “Thus saith the Lord” occurs seven times in the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy. Seven is a biblical number signalling completeness, and no other biblical prophecy is so Divinely affirmed as is Ezekiel 38-39. God has guaranteed this prophecy will occur, and he even reveals he will put it into the leaders of the eastern leaders’ minds to start this attack when God wants it to occur (Ezekiel 38:4, 10). Nothing the West will do can prevent this war. They can only prepare for it…but they are currently disarming.
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