by Hal Lindsey
On Monday, Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon reported some disturbing news. “Russia is building large numbers of underground nuclear command bunkers in the latest sign Moscow is moving ahead with a major strategic forces modernization program.”
According to the Daily Mail, Putin is building dozens of these bunkers, each one capable of withstanding atomic blasts. One of the headlines read, “Bunkers spark fears that Russia is preparing for a nuclear war.”
Russia is building nuclear command bunkers, has been increasing missile production, and is modernizing their entire nuclear program. Worst of all, according to NATO’s new Supreme Allied Commander, U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, they now see the use of nuclear weapons as acceptable. He said “Russian doctrine states that tactical nuclear weapons may be used in a conventional response scenario. This is alarming and it underscores why our country’s nuclear forces and NATO’s continues to be a vital component of our deterrence.”…. [read more]
For four days since July 25, the Syrian army has been continuously firing artillery batteries – moved close to Israel’s defense lines on the Golan border – in a manner that comes dangerously close to provoking an Israeli response. This carefully orchestrated Syrian campaign goes on around the clock.
It is the first time in the six years of the Syrian war that Bashar Assad has ventured to come near to provoking Israel. But now he appears to be emboldened by his Russian ally.
The IDF is holding its fire for the moment. But Israeli military and government leaders know that the time is near for the IDF to be forced to hit back, especially since it is becoming evident that the Syrian army’s steps are backed by Russia.
debkafile’s military sources provide details of the Syrian steps:
- The Syrian army’s 90th and 121nd battalions have been firing their artillery batteries non-stop across a 10km band along the Golan border from Hamadia, north of Quneitra, up to a point facing the Israeli village of Eyn Zivan. (See attacked map)….. [read more]
PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press Thursday that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.
Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at the North’s Foreign Ministry, said in an interview that recent U.S. actions have put the situation on the Korean Peninsula on a war footing.
The United States and South Korea regularly conduct joint military exercises south of the Demilitarized Zone, and Pyongyang typically responds to them with tough talk and threats of retaliation….. [read more]
LHWM Notes: Well God is in charge and (now that America is under judgement due to many turning their back on Him) He will decide if that will or will not happen. This man will have war with anyone who does not agree with him. We pray for the people in that country who dislike what he does and what is happening there just as much as we dislike what our leaders do and what is happening here.
It’s becoming clear that the failed coup attempt in Turkey was a false flag. What exactly does that mean? A false flag is “a horrific, staged event – blamed on a political enemy and used as a pretext to start a war or enact draconian laws in the name of national security.” The term comes from naval warfare, where one ship would attempt to deceive another by raising a flag other than its own, or hiding its own flag in order to get close enough to inflict a blow or capture an enemy ship.
With the success of Erdogan’s false flag, the entire situation in the Middle East will be changed as he moves toward total Islamization of Turkey and works toward creation of the caliphate he long has envisioned. This will mean trouble for Europe, as the first video below clearly reveals. But it also will mean trouble for Israel, who until recently has had a decent relationship with Turkey. After the Gaza flotilla incident, tensions mounted, but recently the two countries had reached a working agreement. This now appears to be in jeopardy.
This whole situation bears watching closely since it could be the game-changer for the Middle East which eventually ignites the war we know is coming. Some of the reasons for that are discussed in the videos, which we’d urge you to watch….. [read more]
In the Middle East, non-state actors, terrorist organizations, and regimes prepare for war long before it appears imminent. Considered inevitable, the only question is timing.
Since the last Lebanon-Israel war in 2006, the border has seen deceptively few altercations. Instead, there has been significant buildup of tunnels, barrel bombs, ammunition, rockets, mortars and weapons on the southern Lebanese border with Israel. Iran-backed Hezbollah has embedded itself into Lebanon, trained highly skilled fighters and amassed thousands of weapons directed at Israel’s civilian population, in anticipation of a third Lebanon-Israel war.
According to a colonel and brigade commander in the Israeli Defense Forces who asked his identity be withheld, Hezbollah forces have occupied hundreds of homes on the southern Lebanon border with Israel. The civilians’ home garages are used to store military vehicles; their rooms store weapons….. [read more]
There’s never an ideal time to antagonize the world’s largest army. But this week — when China is seething over perceived American aggression — is a particularly bad moment to rile up Beijing.
Yet that’s exactly what the U.S. Republican Party is doing. At its ongoing convention in Cleveland, led by nominee Donald Trump, the party is doubling down on China bashing.
According to the new Republican platform, China is guilty of “cultural genocide,” “barbaric population control” and a state-backed “hostile takeover” of American businesses.
Worse yet, China’s military is growing more intimidating thanks to — you guessed it — the “complacency of the Obama regime.”….. [read more]
The United States isn’t the only place where you’ll find citizens concerned with a rapidly deteriorating geo-political landscape and the real possibility of another World War.
According to a report from Newsweek titled In Europe and Russia There’s Talk Of War, plenty of Russians feel the same way:
Recently, I grabbed a taxi in Moscow. When the driver asked me where I was from, I told him the United States. “I went there once,” he said, “to Chicago. I really liked it.”
“But tell me something,” he added. “When are we going to war?”
The question, put so starkly, so honestly, shocked me. “Well, I hope never,” I replied. “No one wants war.”
At the office, I ask a Russian employee about the mood in his working class Moscow neighborhood. The old people are buying salt, matches and gretchka [buckwheat], he tells me—the time-worn refuge for Russians stocking up on essentials in case of war.
Older generations of Russians know exactly what the build up to a war looks like and signs around the world indicative of serious problems simply can’t be ignored….. [read more]
Territorial disputes are a delicate thing… and potentially deadly as well.
That’s why the U.S. is backing up its positions with an ever-increasing presence of warships in the South China Sea.
China is very touchy about these territories, and unwilling to give up what they perceive as their waters, even as a UN tribunal just denied their claims and strengthened the U.S. hand.
Indeed, the entire situation is combustible and very dangerous.
As James Holbrooks of the Underground Reporter noted:
In a congressional hearing on Wednesday, former Director of National Intelligence and retired Navy admiral Dennis Blair told the panel that the United States should be prepared to use military force to oppose Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.
“I think we need to have some specific lines and then encourage China to compromise on some of its objectives,” Blair, who headed the U.S. Pacific Command while in the Navy, said at the hearing…… [read more]