Kim Jong-un has called Friday’s missile test launch over Japan a ‘shining victory in the standoff with the United States’, claiming that the U.S. is in ‘mortal fear’ of North Korea.
The missile flew over the northern island of Hokkaido, where thousands were awoken by air-raid sirens for the second time in just three weeks, and landed some 1,240 miles off the cape of Erimo just before 7am local time (10pm Thursday GMT).
The rocket, believed to be a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), flew for about 19 minutes over a distance of about 2,300 miles, according to South Korea’s military – far enough to reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which is 2,100 miles from North Korea…. read more
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Is Russia preparing to invade another European country, or simply training its forces to do so in the future?
That’s the big question as Vladimir Putin prepares to launch a massive series of war games on Thursday dangerously close to the borders of three NATO member states — the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — as well as Ukraine, which Russia has invaded and occupied portions of twice since 2014.
While it sounds eerily similar to the plot of my forthcoming political thriller, The Kremlin Conspiracy, the exercise — code-named “Zapad-2017” (Zapad in Russian means “West”) is all-too-real. It is set to begin on September 14 and conclude on September 20th, and tensions in the region are high…. read more
Most extensive exercise of drill held Tuesday with war scenarios from northern borders past Galilee region; Drill to continue through Thursday; IDF: We’re adapting the improvements to the challenges that we see in the context of the northern region and Hezbollah. (Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit), September 12, 2017.
The Israel Defense Forces, navy and Air Force continued its largest military drill in nearly two decades on Tuesday, conducting exercises in the north of Israel, from its borders to south of the Galilee region…. read more
President Donald Trump has given military orders for U.S. forces to shoot down and destroy any missile launched from North Korea and moving toward the continental United States, Hawaii, and Guam.
Sources close to the president’s national security team tell Newsmax the order was given to Pentagon brass in the wake of last month’s threat by North Korea to fire a ballistic missile aimed at Guam, a U.S. territory.
“The threat provoked the president,” one source familiar with the decision told Newsmax.
Last Sunday, North Korea detonated a thermonuclear weapon. The communist regime claims they can fit the new device on advanced intercontinental ballistic missiles, known as ICBMs…. read more
North Korea said nuclear tests are “gift packages” to the United States and that more will follow.
Han Tae Song, the ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN in Geneva, made the comment during a UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament today.
The warning comes two days after his country detonated its sixth and largest nuclear test.
“The recent self-defence measures by my country, DPRK, are a gift package addressed to none other than the US,” Han told the Geneva forum…. read more
Russia’s S-400 deployed at Iranian arms factory in Syria; Deployment comes two weeks ahead of Russian “Zapad 2017“ drill in Belarus; Turkey and Russia progressing towards S-400 deal (Photo: Wikimedia Commons), August 31, 2017.
Russia has deployed its S-400 anti-missile system to an Iranian missile factory in Syria.
Reports of the deployment surfaced Thursday, Russia reportedly stationing the S-400 system at the arms factory near Tartus this week. The weapons factory is used to produce long-range missiles for Hezbollah and is supported and funded by Iran…. read more
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela held nationwide armed forces exercises on Saturday, calling on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a “military option” for the crisis-hit country.
Trump made the threat of military action against Venezuela two weeks ago and on Friday he signed an order prohibiting dealings in new debt from the Venezuelan government or its oil company, a move to hobble financing that Trump says is fueling President Nicolas Maduro’s “dictatorship.”
“Against the belligerent threats of the United States, all Venezuelans between the ages of 18 and 60 are required to contribute to the integral defense of the nation,” said an announcement broadcast on state television.
The government said it expected 700,000 civilian militia members and 200,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen to participate…. read more
Jesus is saying there are going to be wars. They will be frightening and distressing but you don’t be frightened. The wars of man must come but in themselves, they will not accomplish the end goal of God. They are merely stages leading up to the closure of war. Do not allow fear to dominate but be aware of what is happening and trust in Christ.
Why war? The world goes to war for many different reasons and purposes. Nations go to war to take from others. Nations go to war to stop the taking, however there has not always been war.
When God created the heavens, earth, plants, animals, and mankind there was no death, no sin, and no war. Adam and Eve walked with the Lord God in the “cool of the day”, there was perfect harmony and no rebellion (Genesis 3:8)… read more