William Haseltine, president of the global health think tank ACCESS Health International, who recently chaired the U.S.-China Health Summit in Wuhan, where the virus likely originated, has a theory. “There are four ways,” the doctor told The Daily Beast. “One, it peters out with the weather. Two, everybody gets infected, so it’s got no new places to go… so it ends—but that’s a pretty horrible ending. Three is a vaccine, which is about a year away. Fourth way is the most likely: We’re going to have a few drugs, within a few weeks to a few months, that prevent people from getting infected—like PrEP for HIV—and for treatment.”
As major cultural events are forgotten, workplaces, bars, and restaurants close, and prominent politicians around the world go into quarantine, two simple questions about the novel coronavirus pandemic seem to rise above the rest: How long will this last? And how will it end?
Last night we brought to you an intense, 2-hour
bible study on the timeline arc for how prophetic events come to pass.
We showed you the 400-year arc from Malachi 3 and 4 to Luke 2 that resulted in
the fulfillment of prophecy of the coming Messiah. We showed you the 51-year
arc from 1897 to 1948 regarding the ‘phase one’ prophecy for God to regather
the Jews back to the land of Israel. And last we showed you how, for all
practical intents and purposes the New World
Order found in Daniel
7:23-26 began on September 11, 1991, and here 29 years into that the
whole world has gone crazy over the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth
kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour
the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten
horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that
shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from
the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great
words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High,
and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until
a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they
shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto
the end.” Daniel 7:23-26
Make no mistake about it, the COVID-19 coronavirus is real,
it is not a hoax, and it is actually making thousands sick with
a small percentage of those people dying from it. Take any and all precautions
you deem necessary for the protection and safety of you and your loved one, I
it seriously and taking precautions. But while the coronavirus is in
fact real, the fear and panic that is being forced upon us is not, we are being
told to be afraid and we are obeying.
I believe that the key sign that this is being done by the
New World Order will be if and when the Internet begins to get
really spotty and sporadic, or if it for whatever reason shuts down altogether.
If that happens, it will be proof that after isolating us in our homes, they
are then taking away our ability to communicate with each other and share the
truth. If anything happens to the Internet, then in my opinion, it will truly
be time to panic. NTEB will be monitoring this around the clock, and as soon as
we know something new, so will you.
The Department of Health and
Human Services experienced some form of cyberattack Sunday night related to its
coronavirus response, administration sources confirm to ABC News.
BESA Center Perspectives Paper No.
1,473, March 8, 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In recent years,
the People’s Republic of China has significantly increased its economic and
diplomatic engagement with the Middle East. Most of Beijing’s investment in the
region focuses on energy, infrastructure construction, nuclear power, new
energy sources, agriculture, and finance. These investments serve not only
China’s interests but also those of Middle Eastern countries hoping to boost
their economies as a means of strengthening social stability.
Outside the Asia-Pacific, the Middle
East is likely the most critical region in the world for China, connecting it
to the Mediterranean and Europe. It is a critical source of much-needed energy
resources and an area of expanding economic ties. In turn, Middle Eastern countries
see Beijing as the most important world capital after Washington because of
China’s considerable economic power.
China’s policy toward the Middle
East is necessarily defined within a complex regional context that involves a
multitude of local rivalries enmeshed with serious great power competition. The
Chinese policy is to maintain a balance among several priorities that are at times in conflict.
These priorities are to:
maintain mutual respect between China and each regional
state, which means honoring one another’s territorial integrity and
sovereignty and agreeing not to interfere in each other’s internal
maintain a peaceful and stable environment for the
advancement of China’s modernization drive, promotion of development, and
improvement of its people’s livelihood;
maintain a peaceful environment in the Middle East, in
line with the above, to protect Beijing’s regional interests;
maintain good relations with all countries in the
region; and finally,
avoid a major confrontation with the US while limiting
its regional hegemony and promoting regional as well as global
In keeping with this policy, China
seeks to forge a mutual interdependency with the countries of the region in
sectors such as energy, construction and infrastructure projects—in other
words, to leverage its economic strength to make the new Silk Road a success.
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI),
a sprawling framework of trade and commercial ties between China and various
world regions, is the flagship foreign policy of the Xi administration and its
most significant diplomatic and economic activity of the 21st
century. It seeks
to open up new markets and secure global supply chains to help generate
sustained Chinese economic growth and thereby contribute to social stability at
The initiative has both land-based
and maritime components. The different sub-branches of the Silk Road Economic
Belt (a series of land-based infrastructure projects including roads, railways,
and pipelines) and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road (made up of
ports and coastal development) would create a multinational network connecting
China to Europe and Africa via the Middle East. This will facilitate trade,
improve access to foreign energy resources, and give China access to new
markets. The two schemes are inseparable, and they are meant to be implemented
The Middle East is situated at the
physical heart of the BRI. Not only do the three continents of Asia, Africa,
and Europe meet there, but the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, the
Caspian Sea, and the Black Sea also converge there. It is adjacent to the four
strategic maritime channels of the Bosporus, the Dardanelles, Bab el-Mandeb,
and the Hormuz Strait. The region contains diverse and complex humanitarian,
religious, and ethnic factors, and its significant energy resources mean it
will play a decisive role in the building of the BRI. This region will also play
a major role in security coordination, economic cooperation, and cultural
exchanges under the BRI framework.
The BRI is at the core of China’s
diplomatic encounter with Middle East countries, a point repeatedly emphasized
by Beijing officials. The Silk Road strategy thus provides new momentum for the
economic transformation of the Middle East. Despite challenges, risks can be
turned into opportunities as long as China faces up to them squarely and
In the past two decades, major
changes in the global economy and geopolitical trends have paralleled China’s
ascent. These developments are creating new opportunities for Middle East
countries as they look to diversify or rebuild their economies, increase trade,
and seek investment opportunities in emerging markets. There is a growing
tendency among the countries of the region to see China’s favorable business
conditions, expertise, and experience as a path to economic
development, a view that has led them to look favorably on the BRI and wish to
incorporate it into their national development plans.
Chinese trade with the Middle East
has sharply increased in recent years, making it the region’s largest trade
partner. The two sides have deepened cooperation in the fields of energy,
trade, project contracting, and investment. According to China Customs
Statistics (export-import), China-Middle Eastern countries’ trade volume increased
to $294.4 billion by 2019, up from $227 billion in 2018.
The Middle East also accounts for
more than 40% of China’s oil imports and is a key supplier of the country’s
liquefied natural gas. Forty-five countries supplied crude oil to China,
but close to half (44.1%) of Chinese imported crude originates from just nine
Middle Eastern nations, and six Persian Gulf states are among the top 15 crude
oil suppliers to Beijing. This energy relationship is set to continue
as Middle Eastern exporters look to East Asia in general and China in
particular as a reliable long-term energy export market. The International
Energy Agency (IEA) expects Beijing to double
its oil imports from the region by 2035.
According to the China Global
Investment Tracker, Beijing’s investments in the Middle Eastern states from
2013 to 2019 reached
$93.3 billion. Most are in the energy sector ($52.8 billion), real estate
($18.4 billion), transport ($18.6 billion), and utilities ($5.9 billion). This
is important for the Middle Eastern countries as they are all under pressure to
create more diverse economies, and so are embarking upon massive infrastructure
and construction projects. Chinese firms are uniquely well-positioned to take
advantage of this, and an aggressive approach to infrastructure development is driving
much of the BRI.
Moreover, Chinese companies are
operating directly in the Middle East, often focusing on projects that lend
themselves to the BRI’s goal of connectivity. Ports and industrial parks have
been central to such cooperation, as they create an economic chain that links
China to the Gulf, the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea, and the Mediterranean.
Examples include the UAE’s Khalifa Port, Oman’s Duqm Port, Saudi Arabia’s Jizan
Port, Egypt’s Port Said, and Israel’s Ashdod and Haifa ports. Chinese companies
are also likely to play a significant role in reconstruction projects in Iraq,
Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. The Gulf monarchies have been major sources of
infrastructure construction contracts for Chinese companies, such as those for
Qatar’s Lusail Stadium, Saudi Arabia’s Yanbu Refinery, and the high-speed rail
line that connects Jeddah with Mecca and Medina.
In the wake of the Arab uprisings
and civil wars, the Middle Eastern countries are under pressure to rebuild
their economies and boost growth to assuage domestic conflict and avoid being
left behind in the wave of globalization. To this end, they have been actively
rolling out plans for rehabilitation and long-term development. Comprehensive
and upgraded Chinese engagement will provide a new impetus for regional
China and the Middle Eastern
countries have a common interest in integrating and synergizing the Belt and Road Initiative with major initiatives for
national rejuvenation. These include Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, UAE’s Vision
2021, Jordan’s Vision 2025, Turkey’s Middle Corridor, Egypt’s Vision 2030 and
Suez Canal Corridor Development Project, Oman’s Vision 2020, and Kuwait’s
I will set fire to Egypt; Sin shall writhe in anguish and No shall be torn
apart; and Noph [shall face] adversaries in broad daylight Ezekiel
30:16 (The Israel Bible™)
Everyone has heard of the coronavirus but the truth is that China is in the
midst of dealing with a wave of several plagues. Several Rabbis see this as a
replay of the plagues in Egypt in a pre-Messianic manner and place.
BIBLICAL PROPHECY THAT GOD WILL STRIKE CHINA BEFORE THE MESSIAH
I will pour out my anger upon Sin, the stronghold of Egypt, and I will
destroy the wealth of No. I will set fire to Egypt; Sin shall
writhe in anguish and No shall be torn apart; and Noph [shall face] adversaries
in broad daylight Ezekiel
In modern Hebrew, ‘Sin’ (סין) is the name for China.
The Chinese government is being very secretive about many details of the
virus but what is clear is that the coronavirus, more specifically referred to
as Covid-19, is highly contagious. On December 31, the government of China bean
treating the first
cases of the coronavirus that appeared in the Wuhan province. The first
deaths were reported just eleven days later. Ten days later, the virus had
spread to other countries in Asia and one day after that, the first case was
reported in the U.S. One month after the first cases were reported,
the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency and travel
restrictions were set in place. More
than 75,000 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in China and at
least 2,200 people have died. In less than three months, it’s infected
almost 78,000 people in more than two dozen countries.
In Hubei Province, where the disease began, the death rate has been about
2.9%. However, in some other provinces where it has been less prevalent, the
death rate has been as low as 0.4%. Live
Science reported that the death rate soars to 14.8% in those 80 and
older; among those ages 70 to 79, the COVID-19 death rate in China seems to be
about 8%; it’s 3.6% for those ages 60 to 69; 1.3% for 50 to 59; 0.4% for the
age group 40 to 49; and just 0.2% for people ages ten to 39. Nobody under the
age of nine has died of this coronavirus to date.
The Biblical plague that once left Egypt bereft and barren is threatening to
hit China. Eastern Africa has already been overrun by a swarm of Desert
Locusts, creating famine in regions already living on the edge of starvation.
The swarm of locusts is the largest suffered by the region in several
A square mile of a swarm can be formed by up to 210 million locusts, which
can eat as much food as 90,000 people in a day. Huge swarms are highly mobile,
able to travel up to 90 miles a day if wind conditions are in their favor,
Scientists blame unusual weather patterns bringing rains and cyclones that
generate intensive breeding cycles.
China has a long and bitter history of locust swarms, with more than 840
being recorded in the official records over the past 2,700 years.
The Chinese government has tried to dismiss the threat with Global Times,
a government news service, reporting that “there is little chance of a locust
plague expanding in China.” The government suggested that concerned farmers
should raise ducks and chickens to control any locusts that come their way. To
illustrate the point, the farmland division of the government released “1,000
duck troops” to protect the Xinjiang border.
The government did not mention that the species of locust that is
threatening China emits phenylacetonitrile, a foul-smelling secretion that is
meant to deter
predators. Birds typically do not seek them out as a food source.
The article also suggested the locusts could be fried and consumed by
people, noting that some farmers considered the plague of locusts to actually
be a blessing.
“Our corn harvest would be reduced for sure, but catching locusts brought me
a lot more money,” an anonymous villager told The Beijing News.
Locusts are on restaurant menus in many regions in China. Fresh or frozen
locusts are priced from 17 ($2.43) to 400 yuan per kilogram depending on
different species and characteristics.
They covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened, and
they ate all the plants in the land and all the fruit of the trees that the
hail had left. Not a green thing remained, neither tree nor plant of the field,
through all the land of Egypt. Exodus 10:15
Bubonic Plague is making a comeback with close to 50,000 human cases being
diagnosed in the last two decades. It is now categorized by the World Health
Organization as a re-emerging disease. The last outbreak of bubonic
plague in the U.S. was in 1924 and was centered in Los Angeles.
The sixth plague
in Egypt, boils, may very well have been bubonic plague, whose characteristic
symptom is boil-like skin lesions that form black ulcers.
It shall become a fine dust all over the land of Egypt, and
cause an inflammation breaking out in boils on man and beast throughout the
land of Egypt.
The connection between Bubonic
Plague and Egypt was proven in 2010
when scientists traced the plague to ancient Egypt. Ancient cultures lived
close to their livestock, and the plague was transferred from the animals by
fleas. While exploring ruins in Egypt, Egyptologists found 3,000-year-old
remains of Nile rats and used fine sieves to discover the remains of fleas,
both carriers of the plague.
The plague of שחין (shechin; boils), as are all the plagues that struck
Egypt before the Exodus, is prophesied to return in the end-of-days by
Zechariah, who described it as a disease of rotting flesh.
As for those peoples that warred against Yerushalayim,
Hashem will smite them with this plague: Their flesh shall rot away while they
stand on their feet; their eyes shall rot away in their sockets; and their
tongues shall rot away in their mouths. Zechariah
Also referred to as the Black Death, it has struck as a global epidemic
three times. A study in 2010 indicated that it originated all three times in
China. Epidemics that may have included the plague killed an estimated 25
million Chinese and other Asians during the fifteen years before it reached
Constantinople in 1347. The same pandemic killed approximately one-third of the
people in Europe.
With a death rate estimated to be as high as 60%, the Black Plague, was one
of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of
an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia, peaking in Europe from 1347
AFRICAN SWINE FLU
China is the world’s largest pork consumer, accounting for more than half of
global pork consumption. The government’s efforts to increase the herd and feed
the population is being stymied by an outbreak of African Swine Flu which wiped
out more than one-third of the country’s herd. Prices for pork doubled in China
over the past year.
THE PLAGUES OF EGYPT IN CHINA
Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s tomb on Mount Zion, noted that
such an unnaturally intense wave of natural misfortunes is certainly a
reincarnation of the plagues that struck Egypt before the Exodus.
According to Jewish tradition, the
ten-plagues will reappear
before the Messiah. Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount
Zion, explained this aspect of the Messianic process to Breaking Israel
News, quoting the Prophet Micah.
I will show him wondrous deeds As in the days when You sallied forth from
the land of Egypt.
“All of the miracles will reappear, all of the plagues, the entire story, in
all its pain and all its glory,” Rabbi Berger said. “But before the Messiah,
more plagues that were not seen in Egypt will appear. This is in preparation
for the War of Gog and Magog in which God will play an active role, using the
awesome forces of nature as his legions.”
“Before He reveals the Messiah, God will show his awesome glory as it has
not been seen since the Six-Days of Creation. We cannot even imagine what will
Rabbi Berger noted that it may already be too late for any Jews who were
waiting to come to Israel.
“Many countries, including Israel, are closing their airports because of the
dreaded disease,” Rabbi Berger said. “Who could have imagined such a thing just
a few months ago? Rabbis have been saying that when the Messiah reveals
himself, it will be too late, impossible to come to Israel. We are seeing the
very beginnings of this right now.”
Rabbi Berger consulted with several hidden righteous men who informed him
that no cure would be found for the coronavirus.
“The nature of the disease is in its name,” Rabbi Berger said. “It’s name
means ‘crown’ because it will bring down the might. China, the high-tech giant,
is being defeated, not by an army, but by a tiny thing that can’t even be
The rabbi noted that Tuesday was the beginning of the Hebrew month of Adar,
a month in which the Jews are supposed to rejoice due to the holiday of Purim.
The rabbi cited Psalms 97, which begins by praising God by noting His fearsome
powers in the world.
Fire is His vanguard, burning His foes on every side. Psalms 97:3
“But people who love Hashem (God, literally ‘the name’) are happy precisely
at these times, when God is showing his presence in the world, that the
righteous rejoice,” Rabbi Berger said, citing the last verse in that chapter.
O you righteous, rejoice in Hashem and acclaim His holy name! Psalms 97:12
COVID-19 Coronavirus has been causing chaos around the world since its
emergence under highly questionable circumstances in China that, as current
evidence notes and continues to build, was related to an accident with a
military-grade weapon. It has caused a pandemic in China and is now spreading
around the world.
American have generally remained calm about it, but the potential for a
pandemic is real and the government is taking it seriously. In response to
this, the US Military has officially started preparing for a pandemic.
U.S. Northern Command is executing plans to prepare for a potential pandemic
of the novel coronavirus, now called COVID19, according to Navy and Marine
Corps service-wide messages issued this week.
An executive order issued by the Joint Staff and approved by Defense
Secretary Mark Esper this month directed Northern Command and geographic
combatant commanders to initiate pandemic plans, which include ordering
commanders to prepare for widespread outbreaks and confining service members with
a history of travel to China.
The Navy and Marine Corps messages, issued Tuesday and Wednesday,
respectively, reference an executive order directing U.S. Northern Command to
implement the Department of Defense Global Campaign plan for Pandemic Influenza
and Infectious Diseases 3551-13.
The document serves as the Pentagon’s blueprint for planning and preparing
for widespread dispersion of influenza and previously unknown diseases.
U.S. Northern Command said Wednesday it was directed the Joint Staff Feb. 1
to commence “prudent planning” in their assigned role synchronizing the
department’s plans for pandemic flu and disease.
But in no way “does the planning indicate a greater likelihood of an event
developing. As military professionals, planning for a range of contingencies is
something we owe the American people,” Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mike Hatfield said.
“We coordinate with other combatant commands to assess potential impacts in
the event of a pandemic and we ensure the U.S. military is poised to respond as
required,” Hatfield said in a statement. “The military profession fosters a
culture of planning, and the fact that we are coordinating planning efforts
across the geographical combatant commands is consistent with how we prepare to
respond, if directed.”
According to the Marine Corps message MARADMIN 082/20, commanders are to
review their disease containment plans and take “preparatory and precautionary
actions” to protect service members, installations and ships.
This includes ensuring that the plans contain procedures for “response,
isolation, quarantine, restriction of movement and community based
intervention” as well as developing measures to contain and treat those
possibly exposed. (source)
The “Control Measures for Religious Groups,” as the 41 new rules are called, deal with everything from the holding of rites and rituals, to the selection of leaders and annual meetings, to the hiring of staff and the handling of funds. All of these must be reported — in advance, no less — to the comrades at the “Religious Affairs” office for their approval. In other words, without the permission of the authorities, you can’t organize a Bible study. And if you do get permission, you’d better hold it in a Party-approved religious venue, at a Party-approved time, with a Party-approved leader and using the new Party-approved Bible, which contains quotations from Confucius and, of course, Xi Jinping.
China, Buddhist temples are being turned into shrines celebrating Xi Jinping,
China’s President For Life. His picture adorns the walls, his recorded voice
booms out of the loudspeakers, and it is his “Thought” — not Buddha’s — that
the monks are now required to meditate upon.
because of the preaching of the gospel of the grace of God,
then the destruction of religion is a good thing. After all, religion is man’s
attempt to understand God, and it is doomed to failure. Preaching of the cross
destroys religion, but in the best possible way. But to destroy religion –
Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist – and replace it with another religion of man, then
that is a bad thing. This is exactly what is happening in China right now, as
their deluded leader has decided he is a god.
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that
perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it
is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing
the understanding of the prudent.” 1 Corinthians 1:18,19
All dictators suffer from little god syndrome, come to
think of it, so do a
lot of Charismatic preachers, but I digress. Adolf Hitler demanded the
German people worship him as a god, and they did, right up to the moment when
he nearly destroyed the entire country. China is in deep, deep trouble, so deep
in fact that it’s starting to look like God’s hand of end times judgment is
upon them. We will keep following this story for you and see how bad it’s going
How Deluded China Leader Xi Jinping
Destroyed Religion Making Himself A God To The People
FROM THE NY POST: Catholic churches torn down or denuded of
their crosses and statues. Images of the Madonna and Child replaced with pictures of “People’s Leader” Xi Jinping. Signs posted outside
evangelical churches forbidding anyone under the age of 18 from entering. The
Ten Commandments painted over with quotes from Xi.
These are just some of the ways that the Chinese Communist Party is
persecuting Christians in China.
But it’s not just Catholics. In China’s Far West, over a
million Muslims languish in concentration camps — Beijing cutely calls them
“vocational training centers” — while mosques are being torn down, religious
signs removed and ancient cemeteries leveled.
Elsewhere in China, Buddhist temples are being turned into shrines
celebrating Xi Jinping, China’s President For Life. His picture adorns the
walls, his recorded voice booms out of the loudspeakers, and it is his
“Thought” — not Buddha’s — that the monks are now required to meditate upon.
Not even the Taoists, China’s ancient folk religion, have
escaped this new Cultural Revolution. Temples that have stood for over 1,000
years have been closed and ancient statues smashed, all on the orders of
“Religious Affairs” officials.
Perhaps some of those who are concerned about protecting cultural
sites in Iran could spare a thought for the daily demolition derby now going on
in China. A demolition derby that is about to get worse, a lot worse.
On Feb. 1, 2020, new restrictions on all
forms of religious activity came into force.
Measures for Religious Groups,” as the 41 new rules are called, deal
with everything from the holding of rites and rituals, to the selection of
leaders and annual meetings, to the hiring of staff and the handling of funds.
All of these must be reported — in advance, no less — to the comrades at the
“Religious Affairs” office for their approval.
DELUDED DICTATORS WANTED TO BE CALLED A GOD IS
In other words, without the permission of the authorities,
you can’t organize a Bible study. And if you do get permission, you’d better
hold it in a Party-approved religious venue, at a Party-approved time, with a
Party-approved leader and using the new Party-approved Bible, which contains
quotations from Confucius and, of course, Xi Jinping.
No Communist directive would be complete without a Catch-22
and the “Control Measures” contain a doozy: “Religious groups must also report
to the appropriate government authorities any and all other matters that should
Translation: We can shut you down at any time for any reason.
The “Control Measures” are part of Xi Jinping’s New Cultural
Revolution, one goal of which is to stamp out all religious groups that the
Communist Party cannot co-opt and control. “A religious group cannot carry out
any activities,” warns the new rules, “without registration with the Civil
Affairs office and the approval of the Religious Affairs office of the people’s
The coronavirus outbreak that is raging all over China right now has been
making headlines on a daily basis all over the globe, and rightly so. At
this point we don’t know if it will ultimately become a horrifying global
pandemic that will affect tens of millions of people, but what we do know is
that the virus spreads very easily and the number of cases has been rising at an exponential rate.
Meanwhile, three other plagues have also been marching across Asia, and most
people in the western world don’t even realize that this is happening.
What I am about to share with you in this article is quite chilling, and the
months ahead will be very dark if these plagues continue to spread.
Long before we ever heard of this new coronavirus, African Swine Fever was
devastating pork farms from one end of China to the other. There is no
vaccine for “pig ebola”, there is no cure, and once it hits a farm the only
thing that can be done is to kill every single pig so that it won’t spread
anywhere else. But even though draconian measures have been implemented,
it has just kept spreading, and at this point “about two-thirds of China’s swine herd has been lost”…
Video of people fighting over pork at Chinese meat counters will likely
become more common as the fallout from the African swine fever outbreak in
Brett Stuart, president of the market research and analysis firm Global
AgriTrends, estimates that about two-thirds of China’s swine herd has
been lost to the disease and contrary to official government reports
of recovery, more pigs are dying every day as ASF continues to spread.
Prior to this crisis, approximately half of all the pigs in the entire world
lived in China, and they would usually slaughter about 700 million a
year. But now pork production has absolutely plummeted, and this is
driving pork prices in China through the roof…
In China itself, pork prices are at an all-time high at just under $300 per
hundredweight and the country outbids Japan, which is usually the top bidder. Food
inflation is soaring and some Chinese people have been unable to buy pork in
Unfortunately, this insidious disease has also been devastating farms in
many other nations all over the planet. In particular, Cambodia, North
Korea, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines have been hit particularly
It has been estimated that one out of every four pigs in the entire world has already died, and this crisis
is far from over.
Fortunately, African Swine Fever does not affect humans, but this new
coronavirus seems perfectly suited to be transmitted from person to
person. Johns Hopkins has put up a map that is continually updated, and
according to the latest official numbers there are now 14,637 cases and the
death toll has risen to 305. But by the time you read this article those
numbers are likely to be even higher.
Of course many are extremely skeptical that the official numbers coming out
of China are accurate, and this is something that I have written about repeatedly. There have been multiple reports that
indicate that China has been falsely categorizing the deaths of many of the
victims to keep the death toll down, and it is also suspicious that so many
corpses are being taken “directly to the crematorium”…
Radio Free Asia (RFA)
has tweeted a disturbing video on its Twitter account on Saturday morning
detailing how those who died of coronavirus in Wuhan, the outbreak area
in China, were loaded up on a bus and taken “directly to the crematorium.”
RFA said (in a translated tweet): “[Latest Situation of Wuhan Fifth
Hospital] Some Wuhan citizens entered Wuhan Fifth Hospital on February 1st and
found many patients who died of pneumonia. The corpses were packed directly to
the crematorium. Paramedics are busy rescuing the dying patient.”
RFA’s video is in line with our report from Friday that said those who
died of the deadly virus were hauled off to a crematorium in Wuhan by Chinese
At this point we don’t know how bad this outbreak will ultimately become,
but we do know that the very first death outside of China has now been confirmed…
The Philippine Department of Health said a 44-year-old Chinese
man from Wuhan was admitted on Jan. 25 after experiencing a fever, cough, and
sore throat. He developed severe pneumonia, and in his last few days, “the
patient was stable and showed signs of improvement, however, the condition of
the patient deteriorated within his last 24 hours resulting in his demise.”
The man’s 38-year-old female companion, also from Wuhan, also
tested positive for the virus and remains in hospital isolation in Manila.
Meanwhile, there has been a very alarming resurgence of the H5N1 bird flu in
According to the Daily Mail, more than 17,000
chickens have been culled in an effort to keep this new outbreak from spreading
China has reportedly seen an outbreak of a ‘highly pathogenic’ strain of
H5N1 bird flu which has already killed 4,500 chickens.
The outbreak was initially reported at a farm in Shaoyang city in the
southern province of Hunan, south of the epicentre of the Coronavirus in Wuhan.
According to the Reuters report, Chinese authorities have already culled
17,828 poultry in the wake of the outbreak.
Unlike African Swine Fever, humans can become infected by the H5N1 bird flu.
And according to the World Health Organization, the mortality rate for human
cases is approximately 60 percent.
So let us hope that this current outbreak remains limited to chickens.
Authorities in an eastern Indian state will start culling chickens and
destroying eggs from Tuesday to contain a bird flu virus of the H5N1 strain, a
government statement said on Monday.
The samples collected from a poultry breeding and research farm of a
veterinary college in Odisha state tested positive, the statement said.
We haven’t heard much about the H5N1 bird flu in recent years, but this is
an extremely deadly disease, and so we will want to monitor these developments
On top of everything else, the H1N1 swine flu is starting to spread once
again. In fact, more than 100,000 people in Taiwan “sought medical
treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals across the country over the past
week” and there have been 13
At a time when the world is panicking over a 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak,
the H1N1 flu virus is actually posing a greater threat in Taiwan, claiming 13
lives in the country in just one week, according to the Centers for Disease
At a weekly meeting Friday, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥)
said 116,705 people sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals
across the country over the past week, including 61 more confirmed flu cases.
Not too long ago, the H1N1 swine flu caused mass panic all over the globe,
and I personally knew someone that was killed by it.
So the truth is that all of these outbreaks are very concerning.
And never before have we seen so many alarming outbreaks occur
simultaneously. Could it be possible that we have entered a period of time when mass
pandemics are going to become “the new normal”?
Hopefully none of these current outbreaks will end up killing millions of
people all over the globe.
But we have been warned for a long time about how vulnerable we are, and the
experts assure us that it is just a matter of time before a mass pandemic
brings death to every corner of the planet.
The mysterious new virus that is starting to spread very rapidly in China has
global health officials extremely concerned. On Wednesday, the World
Health Organization will convene an emergency meeting to discuss whether this
outbreak should be “declared a global
health crisis”, and screeners are being put in place at airports all over
the world. But to a certain extent it may already be too late, because we
know that this virus has already spread via airplane to at least three other
countries. And since the early symptoms of this disease are so similar to
what one would expect after coming down with a common cold, there could potentially
be countless numbers of victims that have not even gone to the hospital because
they don’t think that anything is seriously wrong.
Health officials in China are telling us that this is a “new strain of
coronavirus”, and they believe that it probably originated at a seafood market
When the outbreak first started, they told us that it was not likely that
there would be widespread human-to-human transmission.
But then later they were forced to admit that it was likely that
human-to-human transmission was happening on a limited basis, and now they have
finally been forced to admit that this virus can pass from person to person quite
On January 17th, it was being reported that there were only 48 people that
had caught this virus, but over the weekend the number of official cases suddenly tripled…
The number of people infected with a new virus in China tripled over the
weekend, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major cities.
There are now more than 200 cases, mostly in Wuhan, though the respiratory
illness has also been detected in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
As I write this article, the latest official count I can find is 222 victims, and that means that the
number of cases has actually more than quadrupled since
But by the time many of you read this article, that number is likely to be
An 89-year-old man has become the fourth victim to die from
this virus, but many more are currently in critical condition, and it has
become quite clear that this bug can be very deadly for humans.
Originally, Chinese officials were hoping to keep this virus mostly confined
to Wuhan and the surrounding areas, but now cases have been popping up in other major Chinese
Five people in Beijing and 14 in Guangdong have been diagnosed with the
coronavirus, CCTV reported Monday evening. A total of seven suspected cases
have been found in other parts of the country, including in Sichuan and Yunnan
provinces in the southwest and in Shanghai.
Now that this disease has spread so widely, it is going to be much more
difficult to get it under control.
If this virus did not spread easily between people, that would not have
There is also a tremendous amount of concern about how easily this virus can
be transported via airplane.
Prior to Monday, we already knew about incidents where infected people flew
from China to Japan and Thailand, and now South Korea has reported their first
South Korea on Monday reported its first confirmed case of the China
coronavirus, fuelling concerns that the pneumonia-like illness could be
spreading across Asia.
A 35-year-old woman trying to enter the country from Wuhan, China, where the
virus is thought to have originated, tested positive after being screened for
symptoms at Incheon International Airport on Sunday.
We still don’t know if this is going to develop into a very serious global
crisis or not, but things are definitely looking more ominous than they did just a few days ago.
Early symptoms of the disease include congestion, fever, coughing, shortness
of breath and breathing difficulties. But like I said before, many
victims could simply assume that they have a common cold. And before they
realize that something really serious is happening to them, they could
potentially expose the virus to countless others.
In other words, the number of people that will be traveling for this holiday
is greater than the entire population of the United States.
And in that sort of an environment, diseases can be spread like wildfire.
Here in the United States, it has been announced that airport officials will
passengers” as they arrive from the city of Wuhan…
Federal health officials said on Friday that they would begin screening
passengers arriving at three US airports from Wuhan, China, for signs of
infection from a mysterious and potentially deadly new virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it would deploy
about 100 staff members to San Francisco International Airport, Los Angeles
International Airport, and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York
City to help screen incoming passengers.
That is a good first step, but could it be possible that infected passengers
have already arrived?
And since this virus has already spread to other Chinese cities, shouldn’t
all passengers arriving from China be screened?
I understand that would be a dramatic step to take, but it has become clear
that this virus is quite deadly, and it has also become clear that it can
spread from person to person very easily.
Over in Asia, dramatic steps are already being taken. If you want to
get an idea of what is already being done, just watch this very creepy video.
Hopefully this crisis will fade soon, but scientists have warned us that it
is just a matter of time before the next great pandemic breaks out, and without
a doubt we are highly vulnerable.
In particular, the very young, the very old and those with compromised
immune systems would be at the highest risk if this virus started spreading
rapidly here in North America.
Let’s hope that it doesn’t come to that. Global health authorities are
going to be doing all that they can to get this virus under control, and other
health scares in the past have turned out to be mostly hype.
But if cases of this new virus continue to grow at an exponential rate, the
death toll will quickly become quite alarming, and there will be a tremendous
amount of panic all over the globe.
Rear Admiral in Iran Hossein Khanzadi told reporters Sunday that the four-day exercise in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman—dubbed “Marine Security Belt”—was a signal to U.S. forces operating in the region. “Today, the era of American free action in the region is over,” Khanzadi said, according to the Iranian Tasnim news agency. “They must leave the region gradually,” he added.
The commander of Iran’s navy has warned that
the U.S. has no business in Middle Eastern waters after his forces held joint
naval drills with Russia and China.
Iran is one of those nations that loves to brag about
military capabilities they don’t actually possess, to convince themselves of
how strong they are when the rest of the world knows it’s all a ruse. At least
that’s how it’s always been since the Iranian Revolution took place in 1979.
But just yesterday they concluded war games, Operation
Marine Security Belt, with Russia and China who are very powerful
nations, and who now seem to be in a partnership with Iran.
“And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there
shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer
than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall
stir up all against the realm of Grecia.” Daniel 11:2 (KJV)
Iran has gone from being a laughable little nation whose
bark is worse than their bite, to becoming a dark and mysterious wildcard that
now may be functioning as bait to draw the United States into a large-scale
international conflict. And there’s nothing funny about that.
Iran Warns U.S That Days Of Middle East Dominance Are Over
FROM NEWSWEEK: Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told reporters
in Iran Sunday that the four-day exercise in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of
Oman—dubbed “Marine Security Belt”—was a signal to U.S. forces operating in the
“Today, the era of American free action in the region is over,” Khanzadi
said, according to the Iranian Tasnim
news agency. “They must leave the region gradually,” he added.
The rear admiral said U.S. forces are not needed to ensure
security in the area, where American and Iranian forces have been facing off
amid high tensions between Washington and Tehran over the collapsed Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal.
The joint drills coincided with an
attack on American forces in Iraq, suspected to have been launched by an
Iranian-backed militia. The rocket attack on an Iraqi military base on Friday
killed one American civilian defense contractor and wounded four service
In response, the U.S. conducted airstrikes on
Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria. Khanzadi said Sunday U.S. forces were
not needed in the region.
“Regional countries themselves can ensure security together,” he said. “The
presence of Americans only creates insecurity in the region,” he added,
according to the state-backed Fars news
The rear admiral suggested that Iran’s “friends” would be
reassured by the exercises, while its adversaries should take the drills as a
warning. He also said he hoped more regional nations would join future Iranian
exercises. “We believe that maritime security definitely needs collective action,”
China’s dreams of upsetting the United States as the dominant Pacific power
could soon face a major stumbling block: an unsinkable “aircraft
carrier” well within bombing range of the country’s coastline.
The new U.S. military advantage would come from the Japanese government’s
acquisition of Mageshima, a small uninhabited island off the nation’s southern
The announcement of the $146 million purchase was made Monday, according to The Japan Times.
A Japanese official confirmed the island would be developed for U.S. and
Japanese military use.
As far back as 2014, the island has been in the eyes of Japanese and
American defense officials as an excellent location for landing practice. Its
strategic location also means that the airfield would be an integral part of
disaster and emergency responses.
Less than 550 miles from the Chinese coast, this would put U.S. airpower uncomfortably close to the communist nation.
Mageshima (circled in red) sits less than 550 miles
from the Chinese coast.
In the event of a war with China, this island would prove invaluable in any
U.S. air campaign. Due to its proximity to China, it would doubtless be
bristling with anti-aircraft guns and missile defense systems if any conflict
were to happen.
Mageshima has several advantages over an aircraft carrier that make it a
nightmare for the Chinese and a major boon to U.S. forces.
For one, there’s no maintenance needed to keep an island afloat. Apart from
keeping equipment and structures functioning, there’s no manpower needed for
Mageshima to remain above the waves.
This would free up manpower that could otherwise be spent on the island’s
defenses or elsewhere.
Second, there’s no sinking an island.
Short of a direct hit from a nuclear weapon, there’s no amount of torpedoes,
bullets or artillery shells that can put Mageshima under the Pacific waves.
This comes as China aggressively expands its own coastal defenses.
The islands will likely serve as air bases and missile launching sites.
Fears that these artificial islands would repel a U.S. response in the event
of a Chinese campaign against Taiwan are well-founded. Anti-ship missiles based
on the islands would shred aircraft carriers and other naval vessels.
Although the U.S. Navy would be able to eliminate many of the weapons, China
can replace the missiles much faster than we can replace ships.
An unsinkable island of our own would allow the U.S. to respond with more
options, and possibly give us the advantage we need to check Chinese
“The joint wargame between Iran, Russia, and China,
which will hopefully be conducted next month, carries the same message to the
world, that these three countries have reached a meaningful strategic point in
their relations, with regard to their shared and non-shared interests, and by
non-shared I mean the respect we have for one another’s national
interests,” Khanzadi was quoted as saying. The commander of Iran’s navy,
Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said Wednesday that the Islamic Republic will
team up with Moscow and Beijing within the next month to hold the mass war
Iran, China, and Russia will hold in the
coming weeks their first-ever joint war drills, which leaders say are meant to
send a “message to the world” about increased military cooperation between the
Never before have these 3 nations, all of whom figure
prominently in end times Bible prophecy, joined forces militarily to hold joint
war game exercises together. When the headlines and the scripture begin to
align you know you’re getting close. And in a somewhat stunning statement, they
said this was to “send a message to the world”. Boy, does it ever.
“Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,
and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O
Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and
leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north
parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:” Ezekiel 39:1,2
As we get ready in the closing hours of the Church Age to take off on Flight #777,
an unsaved world is preparing to launch headfirst into the time of Jacob’s
trouble where hundreds of prophecies concerning that time period are waiting to
be released and fulfilled. Iran, Russia and China are getting ready to do what
the prophets say they will do, and I am so glad to have a seat in the balcony
from which to watch the action. Do you?
Iran, Russia, China to Hold Joint Wargames in ‘Message to the World’
FROM WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: The commander of Iran’s navy,
Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said Wednesday that the Islamic Republic will
team up with Moscow and Beijing within the next month to hold the mass war
“When we talk about joint wargames, we are talking about two or more
countries with a high level of relations in various political, economic and
social fields, which culminate in cooperation in the military sector, with
wargames usually being the highest level of such cooperation,” Khanzadi was
quoted as saying in remarks to Iran’s state-controlled press.
“A joint wargame between several countries, whether on land, at sea, or in
the air, indicates a remarkable expansion of cooperation among them,” the
military leader said.
The joint war game drills will be aimed at sending a
message to the world, particularly Western nations, like the United States,
that have sought to constrain Iran’s expanding military ambitions.
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“The joint wargame between Iran, Russia, and China, which will hopefully be
conducted next month, carries the same message to the world, that these three
countries have reached a meaningful strategic point in their relations, with
regard to their shared and non-shared interests, and by non-shared I mean the
respect we have for one another’s national interests,” Khanzadi was quoted as
The Iranian military leader emphasized the importance of
performing military drills in the sea, where the Islamic Republic has been
particularly troublesome for Western nations. Iranian naval vessels routinely
harass American military ships and have played a role in various sabotage
efforts aimed at disrupting international shipping lanes.
“The wargame seeks to deliver this message to the world that any kind of
security at sea must include the interests of all concerned countries. We do
not condone the kind of security that only caters to the benefits of one
specific country at a specific time and which disregards the security of
others,” Khanzadi said. “Seas, which are used as a platform for conducting
global commerce, cannot be exclusively beneficial to certain powers.
Revelation 1:3 "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near".
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