Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Russia, China, Syria and Iran to stage largest Middle East "War Games" ever in Syria yet this month -  China sending 12 warship battle fleet to Tartus ~ linkThis is NOT a War Game!!!  They are moving in the 'heavy stuff'.  The other side just raised the stakes way past the house's limits...in effect telling NATO to "shit or get off the pot".  We are playing the largest 'Game of Chicken' in human history...this makes the Cuban Missile Crisis look like a 'Sunday School picnic'...this will end in peace (with a likely western defeat) or all-out World War III, and it is happening NOW...this month...June...and it is already June 18th.  Pray, get 'right with God', stock up on food and water and necessary supplies for as many months as you can.  Stirling      
Middle East military tensions around Syria shot up again Monday, June 18, with the news reported by the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars that a joint Russian-Chinese-Iranian exercise is to take place in Syria. It was described as “the biggest of its kind ever staged in the Middle East” with 90,000 personnel, 400 air planes and 900 tanks taking part.
As part of its preparations, Beijing is reported to have asked Egyptian authorities to permit the passage through the Suez Canal in late June of 12 naval ships heading for the Syrian port of Tartus, where Moscow maintains a naval and marine base. debkafile reported earlier this week that Russian naval vessels with marines on board were heading for Tartus. The Iranian media did not itemize their contribution to the joint exercise.

 War Preparations: Israel arms and fuels its nuclear  Jericho IRBM/ICBM missiles ~ link ~ On a scale of 1 to 10, with ten being really really bad, this is a 9.7 ... it means that Israel is now ready to launch nuclear warheads on a moment's notice against Russia and China and any point in the Middle East, Europe, North America, etc.  Not a good sign, not at all!  Stirling     
Those preparations include arming and fueling Israel’s nuclear-capable Jericho II missiles and the deployment of covert intelligence ships near Iran for intelligence-gathering and surveillance.
In addition, Israel is preparing its own German-supplied electric submarines which are capable of firing a nuclear-tipped cruise missile. Israel has three such submarines and hopes to receive a fourth almost any time.

     Jericho II ~ link ~ The Jericho II is a road-mobile, two-stage, solid-propellant missile with an approximate range of 1,500 kilometers and a reported payload of 1,000 kilograms. It is generally believed that the missile has been given a nuclear mission, and it is difficult to imagine any other role given the missile's characteristics, which dramatically increase the number of targets falling within range of the missile relative to the earlier Jericho 1. The Jericho 2 reportedly has enhanced accuracy, and puts most Arab capitals and the southern areas of the former Soviet Union within striking distance from Israel.

      Jericho 2 ~ link ~ The Jericho 2 is an medium-range, road mobile, solid propellant ballistic missile. Its primary function is as a strike weapon against Israel's hostile neighbors and can be equipped for a conventional, chemical, or nuclear response. 

The Jericho 2 functions primarily as a deterrent against Israel's hostile neighbors. Israel has stated that it will not be the first to deploy nuclear weapons, and the Jericho 1 was also intended as a deterrent against a conventional invasion by establishing the threat of escalation. It has a reported maximum range of 1,500 km (932 miles), but the capability of the design is such that it may have a greater range of up to 3,500 or 4,000 km (2,174 or 2,485 miles). This greater range would be sufficient to strike most targets within the Middle East from secure launch locations.

The missiles are currently based in Zacharia, located south-west of Tel Aviv and stationed in underground caves and silos. It is currently believed that approximately 90 Jericho 2 missiles are deployed in the site.

        Jericho 3 ~ link ~ It is believed to have a two or three-stage solid propellant ballistic missile with a payload of 1,000 to 1,300 kg. It is possible for the missile to be equipped with a single 750 kg nuclear warhead or two or three low yield MIRV warheads. It has an estimated launch weight of 29,000 kg and a length of 15.5 m with a width of 1.56 m. It likely is similar to an upgraded Shavit space launch vehicle, though it will probably have longer first and second-stage motors. It is estimated that it will have a range of 4,800 to 6,500 km (2,982 to 4,038 miles). It is believed that the Jericho 3 uses inertial guidance with a radar guided warhead. The missile will probably be silo-based with mobile vehicle and railcar capabilities

The Jericho 3 will give Israel nuclear strike capabilities within the entire Middle East. In the advent of another Israeli-Arab war, the Jericho 3 will provide a deterrent against a possible nuclear attack. It will also provide Israel a last option to prevent being overrun and will likely secure U.S. military aid, as the U.S. government will have a strong desire to advert a nuclear war in the region. The range of the Jericho 3 also provides an extremely high impact speed for nearby targets, enabling it to avoid any Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) defenses that may develop in the immediate region. 

         Jericho ~ link ~ An ICBM with multiple nuclear warheads for tiny Israel that can hit almost anyplace on Earth.   Yet the world remained quite about this but has raised hell about a "nuclear weapons program" that western intelligence experts say Iran does NOT have.   Stirling     

It is estimated that the Jericho III is an ICBM which entered service in 2008. The Jericho III is believed to have a three-stage solid propellant and a payload of 1,000 to 1,300 kg. It is possible for the missile to be equipped with a single 750 kg nuclear warhead or two or three low yield MIRV warheads. It has an estimated launch weight of 30,000 kg and a length of 15.5 m with a width of 1.56 m. It may be similar to an upgraded and re-designed Shavit space launch vehicle, produced by Israel Aerospace Industries. It probably has longer first and second-stage motors. It is estimated that it has a range of 4,800 to 11,500 km [7] (2,982 to 7,180 miles).

According to an official report which was submitted to the American congress in 2004, it may be that with a payload of 1,000 kg the Jericho III gives Israel nuclear strike capabilities within the entire Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and almost all parts of North America, as well as within large parts of South America and North Oceania. MissileThreat.com reports: "The range of the Jericho 3 also provides an extremely high impact speed for nearby targets, enabling it to avoid any Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) defenses that may develop in the immediate region."[8] On 17 January 2008 Israel test fired a multi-stage ballistic missile believed to be of the Jericho III type, reportedly capable of carrying "conventional or non conventional warheads."[9] On 2 November 2011, Israel successfully test fired a missile believed to be an upgraded version of the Jericho III at Palmachim; the long trail of smoke was seen throughout central Israel.[10]

        Jericho II and III - Israeli Ballistic Missile ~ link  

     Israel Jericho III ICBM test (2Nov2011) - video ~ link  

Armageddon A Space War Coming To You Soon ~ Part 2 link ~ This author has some very interesting points, however I have many disagreements with his interpretations, both theological as well as political,  military & strategic.  I believe that most things in the Armageddon prophecy have already happened and we are approaching the end period.  I see the False Prophet as most likely Obama, the Antichrist as Netanyahu and the timing of Armageddon as THIS YEAR!  Stirling     
There is the very real probability of regional thermonuclear war in the Middle East centering on a conflict between Russia, Iran and Israel in the near future. Syria is a key strategic nation in this war. Russia currently is sending in military helicopters and support to secure Syria from the Transatlantic Union and NATO expansion. In many respects, the Transatlantic Union of Britain, Europe and the U.S. has become the de facto Revived Roman Empire that the prophet Daniel predicted. Two of the most powerful nations in the world, Russia and China, are in opposition to this expansion and the endgame of global thermonuclear war looms on the horizon. The prophet Ezekiel predicted a coming War of Gog and Magog, where an alliance of Middle Eastern nations, led by Russia and Iran, invade the nation of Israel. Interestingly, the nation of Syria is listed among the nations that will be involved in this conflict by the prophet Ezekiel. As I said in an article I wrote for News With Views entitled, “Is Russia Preparing to Attack the U.S.?” ~ Part 1 link
The United States and Russia have massive stockpiles of thermonuclear weapons and nuclear missiles that could destroy the world many times over. At some point in the near future, Israel and the U.S. will be involved in some kind of military action against Iran. Syria is a key battlefield and the NATO leaders, who met in Chicago recently, have a regime change planned for Syria.
However, Russia and China will not stand idly by and the world is on the brink of a thermonuclear confrontation. If World War III erupts, the battlefield will be expanded to outer space.
Armageddon could well be fought in the valley of Megiddo and the moon. In my new DVD, “Moon into Blood,” I talk about the new spaced-based weapons technology being used by America, China and Russia.
During the Battle of Armageddon, all the military of the earth will center at the valley of Megiddo, known in Aramaic as Armageddon, which is located in Northern Israel. Revelation 16:16 declares, “And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” In Daniel 11:40-45, the invading armies, in revolt against the one world government ruled by the Antichrist, will be spread out throughout the land of Israel, which will be about 200 miles from north to south. This will extend from the Mediterranean Sea on the west all the way to the Euphrates River to the east. It appears massive of armies will come across the Euphrates River from the east. Many of these armies will come from the “Kings of the East,” which could refer to China, Japan and Korea. Currently, Russia and China are engaged in a military partnership and China is aggressively building up its military. 

Russia flies in air-defense and anti-shipping missiles to Syria as its fleet heads to Port of Tartus ~ link ~ Re-posting this from a few hours ago.  Stirling    

IDF battle tanks move closer to Egypt ~ link ~ This is a treaty violation of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty!  So this is NOT something minor.   Stirling     
The IDF has deployed Armored forces near the Israel-Egypt border, moving tanks closer to the fence, Ynet has learned. The unusual move followed Monday's terror attack on defense contractor crews building the new security fence.

The attack claimed the life of Said Phashpashe, 36, from Haifa. Golani soldiers who were scrambled to the area killed two terrorists.

Missile attack on Tel Aviv could force evacuation into the desert for millions in the panic of WMD attack ~ link ~ Chaos, and this is the best that dear old Bibi 666 Netanyahu can do for his people, if he gets the war that he wants so badly!    Stirling    
The entire population of Tel Aviv would be evacuated if unconventional missiles were to strike the city, a Home Front officer told the AFP news agency in an interview.

Colonel Adam Zusman, chief of the Home Front Command in metropolitan Tel Aviv, told the interviewer, "In case of a missile attack on the center of Israel, especially unconventional, the population from Tel Aviv and other cities will be evacuated and relocated in other areas of the country.

More from DHS Insider ~ link ~ “Before we get into the grit, I want to make sure you’re clear about what we talked about before, especially about the economy. You know there’s talk at the highest levels about a coming financial meltdown. When I say the highest levels, I mean the highest. But certain information is being compartmentalized, and almost no information is being sent to out-of-the-loop law enforcement agencies about why things are about to get ugly. They’re getting bigger and better equipment and loving it - not questioning it beyond what they’re told. But here’s what you need to make sure everyone understands when you write about our talks: Despite the fact our economy is on life support, DHS will be budgeting another trillion dollars in surveillance measures and equipment for police state tactics for two reasons.The first is to protect the politicians and the elite who are concerned about their physical safety, and rightfully so. This is why you hear no meaningful objections from either party, because both sides are benefiting, at different levels, from the controlled economic meltdown. They are all in the pockets of the big banks, along with the regulators, and so on. They are paranoid. Even the few who aren’t neck deep in graft - just knee deep. When everything starts to unravel, they will be exposed as complicit, so they have been reminded not to object to the increase in police state tactics,” said my source.

“Secondly, everything is preemptive. The power elite are enabling the looting process by oppressing the truth, so they need to monitor everything. If they top can’t stop the details from getting out, and I’m not talking about news from [expletive deleted] MSNBC or the MSM news, but real news, they figure it’s going to get real ugly. DHS is not just being used as the controlling mechanism to stop people from seeking revenge against the people in power who caused the financial ruin or simply allowed it to happen, but to control information through surveillance, intimidation, and force if necessary,” stated my source.

Big Powers Move In On Syria: WW3 Set To Blow? ~ link 

Post-Apocalypse Dubai - Artist's photos ~ link ~ Coming soon to a world near you.  Stirling      

Israel's strategy for Iran talks: "Comply...or else" ~ link ~ How very Eastern European Yiddish Gangsterish of them!   Stirling     

Israel is calling on its allies to threaten Iran convincingly with military action during the current talks in Moscow, media reports say. Tel Aviv believes Tehran does not take the threat of war seriously yet.
“The Iranians think this is just a warning. That people are not serious enough,” Israeli President Shimon Peres told CNN as the nuclear talks on the Iranian nuclear program are held in Moscow. He added that “if the Iranians will understand seriously that this [military action] is an option, maybe we shall not need it. If they think this is a bluff, then it may lead to a war.” “The warning must be credible, the sanctions must be credible. So let’s first of all use the non-military means, indicating to the Iranians, ‘gentlemen, better you agree with a non-military confrontation than look for other options,'” Peres said.

Super-Typhoon Guchol intensified near Philippines, now heading toward Japan ~ link ~ Watch this one, if it destroys the already damaged Fuel Storage Unit No. 4 at Fukushima, the resulting deaths will be massive in the Northern Hemisphere!   Stirling     

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is on full alert, ready to roll out its disaster action plan, as the country braces itself for the fury of typhoon Butchoy (international code name Guchol) that has threatened the country and likely to hit Eastern Visayas and Northern Luzon.

According to Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Typhoon Guchol is located 565 nm east of Manila, Philippines and it is moving north-northwestward at speed of 9 knots (17 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are at 100 knots (185 km/h) with gusts up to 125 knots (232 km/h). Maximum significant wave height is 11 meters ( 36 feet).

Super-Typhoon Guchol and Further Disaster at Fukushima Possible ~ link ~ This could be potentially very devastating for the northern hemisphere.  Fukushima’s damaged reactor and waste pools are still leaking, if this typhoon hits, most likely it will be damaged further, perhaps destroyed completely, leaking out the rest of the radiactive materials into the air and pacific ocean. Maybe its time to go to the southern hemisphere.

Powerful Typhoon GUCHOL (BUTCHOY) has strengthened rapidly into a dangerous 220-km/hr howler…likely to become the 1st Super Typhoon of 2012. Thick Monsoon Rainclouds approaching Western Luzon including Metro Manila and Mindoro (Philippines).  Also see: Unknown Readings/Sound June 2012 - HAARP Induction Magnetometer ~ link

High Alert: Very strong typhoon forecast for Fukushima area on Wednesday - Direct hit in June "very unusual" ~ link 

On Egyptian Elections and Israeli Escalations - with video ~ link ~ I believe that now, move than ever, as the Middle East and the World head into WWIII, the Egyptian generals will not allow control to pass from their hands.  Stirling      

The full results of the Egyptian election will not be 'released' until the 21st but as Stratfor's Reva Bhalla notes, the Muslim Brotherhood is already claiming a narrow victory over the military's preferred candidate. Rather sadly, she opines, "the Presidency itself may not even matter much as the military has taken a series of moves in recent days to overtly reassert its authority over the Egyptian political system", further reinforcing Stratfor's historical position that Egypt's political future will be dictated (ironic choice of words) by the military and not by protesters in Tahrir Square. In a succinct 4 minutes, Reva explains why the possibility of a Brotherhood victory remains somewhat impotent given the implicit understandings with the military (via the constitution) but worries that the changes in the clamp-down efforts (more aggressive) of political protests will affect political affiliates in the Palestinian border-lands with Israel - where this weekend's 'suspiciously timed' renewed spate of attacks into Israel raises questions of who was responsible (and for what end?). The bottom-line is that tensions remain and the Brotherhood's links to Hamas are a political foil for the military (or even Israel's Netanyahu) to declare them unfit to rule.

Well worth 4 minutes of your time to grasp the political gaming going on and what is at stake...

Morsi will use street power for Egyptian presidency ~ link 

As the World is rapidly approaching a military Armageddon, it appears that a financial Armageddon is also about to flatten us all:  As Part of Its New QE Q&A - Goldman Warns of Possibility for $50-70 Billion "Flow" Program ~ link ~ Not like it should come as any surprise that the bank that first among peers "discovered" that flow, not stock matters, implying the Fed may literally never be able to stop monetizing, is expecting the FOMC to "ease monetary policy on June 20", but nonetheless here is the full just released Q&A from Goldman's Jan Hatzius, who just happens to be a Pound and Pence drinking buddy of former Goldmanite Bill Dudley, who just happens to run the New York Fed. Connects the dots. Implicit is that a big dollop of Large Scale Asset Purchases is imminent. That said, if the Fed does disappoint on June 20, and merely extends the maturity of bonds that it will sell as part of a Twist extension from 3 to 4 years, as the bond market appears to be implying (as first warned by Zero Hedge), then all bets are truly off. On the other hand, note where Goldman says: "However, it is also possible that the program would be specified as a "flow" of purchases of perhaps $50bn-$75bn per month." If that happens, gold is going to $2000, $3000, hell, $10,000 very soon, as it means the Fed will not stop printing ever again. Period.

Euro-Wide Retail Banking Panic Beginning? ~ link ~
I have friends everywhere between London and Paris, and they are panicking, savings accounts have been getting emptied at a dramatic rate, we should see panic next week because they are being told what they can have and what they can;t have,

Its not that long ago that they changed the ATM machines, so instead of having a choice of withdrawal from 20-500 on the screen, you can now on [sic] have from 10-50.

Forget the Election Result: Greece is still Doomed and so is the Rest of Europe ~ link ~ The election results from Greece are in and the pro-bailout forces have won, but just barely.  It is being projected that the pro-bailout New Democracy party will have about 130 seats in the 300 seat parliament, and Pasok (another pro-bailout party) will have about 33 seats.  Those two parties have alternated ruling Greece for decades, and it looks like they are going to form a coalition government which will keep Greece in the euro.  On Monday we are likely to see financial markets across the globe in celebration mode.  But the truth is that nothing has really changed.  Greece is still in a depression.  The Greek economy has contracted by close to 25 percent over the past four years, and now they are going to stay on the exact same path that they were before.  Austerity is going to continue to grind away at what remains of the Greek economy and money is going to continue to fly out of the country at a very rapid pace. Greece is still drowning in debt and completely dependent on outside aid to avoid bankruptcy.  Meanwhile, things in Spain and Italy are rapidly getting worse.  So where in that equation is room for optimism?

Right now the ingredients for a "perfect storm" are developing in Europe.  Government spending is being slashed all across the continent, ECB monetary policy is very tight, new regulations and deteriorating economic conditions are causing major banks to cut back on lending and there is panic in the air.

Unless something dramatic changes, things are going to continue to get worse.

Italians vent anger at austerity measures - with video ~ link ~ Thousands of demonstrators in Rome have taken to the streets of the Italian capital to protest against the country's latest austerity measures. Many Italians fear that the government's spending cuts will harm worker rights and pensions. The protest came as Mario Monti, the prime minister, said the country was flirting with economic disaster.

Three charts your stockbroker won't want you to see ~ link ~ I am not an expert on the stock market, but my view is that now is the time to get the hell out and be into physical gold in your safety deposit box or under your bed, and into cash and food/supplies.  Stirling    

US Government Debt has gone from the Frying Pan to the Fire ~ linkThis morning, the Treasury Department almost gleefully and proudly announced that foreign holdings of US Debt had hit a record high during the month of April and that bond heavyweight China had upped its holdings after trimming for two straight months. This dovetails nicely with a story that was published earlier this week about the federal reserve and its own holdings of US Debt, which have increased over 450% in the past three years. And no, that is not a typo. The federal reserve now holds over $1.6 Trillion in USGovt debt. Obviously the establishment is thrilled with these developments because it helps maintain the status quo of the dollar standard era. However, there are some serious ramifications that few are paying attention to and are getting almost zero coverage from traditional media outlets. From the AP this morning:

The Experiment Has Failed - Are You Ready? ~ link ~
Perhaps more than anything, this shows how truly broken the system has become… and what a colossal failure the experiment has been.

Of course, before things completely break down, they’ll resort to the same old tactics that bankrupt governments have relied on in the past–outright confiscation of wealth, capital controls, and financial repression. It’s already happening across the continent, in fact.

In Greece, the government is helping itself to people’s savings at will, in their sole discretion… and forcing businesses to ‘prove’ the tax purity of their funds. In Italy, the government has colluded with several banks (like BNI) to freeze customers out of their accounts with no warning or explanation. ATM limits are being imposed at many banks across the continent, and Euro leaders are openly discussing more severe controls to stem potential capital flight.

The conclusion to draw from all of this is clear: finance the government, save the banks, screw the people. This reality, coming soon to a western civilization near you.

Merkel insists Greece must stick to commitments ~ link ~ Greece should tell the EU and Ms. Merkel to 'stick it where the Sun don't shine'.   Stirling    
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insists that Greece must implement the reforms it agreed to in exchange for receiving more loans.

“No departures can be made from the reform measures,” Merkel reportedly said at the G20 meeting in Mexico. She added that “we have to count on Greece sticking to its commitments.”

Cyprus teeters between Moscow and EU ~ linkAnd as it hurtles towards a seemingly inevitable financial rescue, Cyprus finds itself teetering between Moscow and Brussels.
Cyprus took a €2.5 billion loan from Russia last year. It now urgently needs at least €1.8 billion by the end of this month to rescue its banking sector, torpedoed by its exposure to its bigger brother, Greece.

The actual bill is likely to be several times as high, and if Greece were to exit the eurozone it could run into double digits. Many in Cyprus think the only place it could find that kind of cash would be Moscow. Especially if President Demetris Christofias wants to avoid the tight conditions Brussels attaches to rescue funds.

Greek workers keep working without pay ~ link ~ And this cliché has permeated public opinion elsewhere. Greece is perceived as the least hard-working country in Europe by the British, the Germans, the Spanish, Poles and Czechs, according to a recent survey by Pew. Greeks who were surveyed pointed the finger at Italy as the laziest country.

Yet the picture is far from clear-cut. Greeks have less vacation time, and their retirement age is rising from the current average of 61 under the terms of the bailout. 

Greek agony drags on as Asphyxiation Bloc wins ~ link ~ Europe’s establishment is delighted by the victory of New Democracy and pro-asphyxiation bloc. This relief is unlikely to last much beyond today, if that.

Greece’s new leaders have a mandate from Hell. Almost 52pc of the popular vote went to parties that opposed the bail-out Memorandum in one way or another. There is no national acceptance of the Troika’s austerity policies whatsoever.
The hard-Left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras is arguably more dangerous in opposition, now fortified with big bloc of seats in Parliament. He can lacerate the government without responsibility as the state sheds 150,000 public sector workers, a fifth of the total.

Greek pro-bailout parties look to forge coalition ~ link ~ With 99 per cent of ballots counted, New Democracy had won 29.7 percent of the vote, ahead of SYRIZA on 27 percent. Samaras will need the PASOK Socialists, for decades Greece’s largest party now humbled by angry voters, to form a government.

A 50-seat bonus given to the party which comes first would give New Democracy and PASOK 162 seats in the 300-seat parliament, in an alliance broadly committed to the 130-billion-euro bailout.

Potential three-party coalition emerges ~ link ~ New Democracy, PASOK and Democratic Left are poised to agree on the formation of coalition government Tuesday after holding “constructive” talks yesterday. Anti-bailout SYRIZA and Independent Greeks have rejected the chance to join the administration.

Conservative chief Antonis Samaras met with the leaders of all the potential coalition partners after receiving the mandate to form a government from President Karolos Papoulias.

Hand grenade thrown outside Greek TV station ~ link ~ A hand grenade was thrown outside Greek TV station Skai but did not explode, police said on Sunday, as people voted in the parliamentary election.

"According to the guard of the station it was thrown by two persons riding a motorbike, it did not go off," a police official said. "It is not known if it is a real grenade or a fake but no one is going near." Bomb disposal experts were on their way to the scene.  

Second grenade found at media group ~ link ~ A second hand grenade was found in the courtyard of the Neo Faliro building housing the Kathimerini SA media group, which includes Skai television and radio, after a tip-off from an anonymous caller on Sunday afternoon.

"There's a second grenade; look carefully,» the anonymous caller was reported as saying, though he failed to provide any more details into the motives of the attack.

Saudi Arabia's King in ICU ~ link ~ First the Crown Prince, now the King, and at a key time.  But the new Crown Prince is an 'old hand' and ready to take over.  Stirling     


Anonymous said...

Dear Lord Stirling,

Last Sunday, at lunch, we talked about the dangers of a 3rd world war that might destroy our planet for quite a long time.

But haven't we started destroying our planet yet?

In 1945 the first nuclear bombs were dropped on cities in Japan.
After that, the US, Russia, China, the UK, France, Pakistan, India, North Korea and others tested their nuclear bombs on the surface of our beloved planet Earth.
Do you, do we know how many human beings, animals (they help us to survive) and plants have been destroyed by nuclear tests since then?

Well, the German section of

"International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War" say,

that at least 65.000.000 humans have been killed by nuclear tests since 1945. Millions of people have been hurt and injured since 1945.

At university, when I studied pedagogics and social sciences, to become a teacher we learnt that humans are able to act reasonably (Menschen sind vernuftbegabt, in der Lage vernünftig zu handeln - in German)

But we, or should I say, our leaders, the Elite, is about to destroy life on Earth.

I am really desperate, because I know that Armageddon is approaching and we all behave like sheep that are led to the shambles.

Can praying save us?
Will Jesus Christ come down to Earth to free mankind?

Hell is empty,all the devils are on Earth.

Yours, in Jesus Christ, our Saviour,

Joaquin, Germany


Those who survive Armageddon will envy the dead.

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