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Could The Volcanic Eruption In The Canary Islands Create A Giant Tsunami That Hits The East Coast?

September 19, 2021 by Michael Snyder

For 20 years we have been warned that the eruption of a specific volcano in the Canary Islands could cause an absolutely massive tsunami in the Atlantic Ocean, and now that specific volcano in the Canary Islands is violently erupting.  But just because the Cumbre Vieja volcano is erupting, that does not necessarily mean that we will see a tsunami.  In fact, a tsunami will only be generated if the western portion of the volcano collapses and an absolutely gigantic landslide is caused as a result.  In a worst case scenario, a chunk of real estate the size of Manhattan would detach from the island and slide into the Atlantic Ocean with extreme violence, and the ensuing tsunami would cause death and destruction on a scale that is difficult to fathom.

Needless to say, I will be watching these developments very carefully.  If you have read my last two books, then you already know that I have a particular interest in the potential for mega-tsunamis.

Let us hope that the seismic activity in the Canary Islands fizzles out without any landslide happening.  Because for the last two decades scientists have been warning us about what could potentially happen, and it is really, really bad.  The following comes from Wikipedia

The island of La Palma in the Canary Islands is at risk of undergoing a large landslide, which could cause a tsunami in the Atlantic Ocean. Volcanic islands and volcanoes on land frequently undergo large landslides/collapses, which have been documented in Hawaii for example. A recent example is Anak Krakatau, which collapsed to cause the 2018 Sunda Strait tsunami, claiming hundreds of lives.

Steven N. Ward and Simon Day in a 2001 research article proposed that a Holocene change in the eruptive activity of Cumbre Vieja volcano and a fracture on the volcano that formed during an eruption in 1949 may be the prelude to a giant collapse. They estimated that such a collapse could cause tsunamis across the entire North Atlantic and severely impact countries as far away as North America.

Of course not all tsunamis are created equal.  After all, there is a world of difference between a tsunami that is only a couple of feet tall and one that is hundreds of feet tall.

So what would a worst case scenario mean for the countries that border the Atlantic?

Well, according to Ward and Day the coast of Africa could be hit by waves as high as 330 feet tall, and the coast of Florida could be hit by waves as high as 82 feet tall

  • 2 Minutes: A 900 metres (3,000 ft) thick dome of water rises above the landslide.[38]
  • 5 Minutes: The dome collapses to a height of 500 metres (1,600 ft) as it advances by 50 kilometres (31 mi); additionally, wave valleys form.[38]
  • 10 Minutes: The landslide is now over. Waves reaching heights of 400–600 metres (1,300–2,000 ft) hit the three western Canary Islands.[39]
  • 15 Minutes-60 Minutes: 50–100 metres (160–330 ft) high waves hit Africa. A 500 kilometres (310 mi) wide train of waves advances across the Atlantic.[39]
  • 3–6 Hours: The waves hit South America and Newfoundland, reaching heights of 15–20 metres (49–66 ft) and 10 metres (33 ft), respectively. Spain and England are partially protected by La Palma, thus tsunami waves there only reach 5–7 metres (16–23 ft).[39]
  • 9 Hours: Waves 20–25 metres (66–82 ft) approach Florida; they are not expected to grow farther as they hit the coast.[39]

Since most of Florida is barely above sea level, there would be very little to keep the tsunami wave from sweeping across the entire state.

Needless to say, such a tsunami would also do enormous damage to major cities along the east coast such as Washington, New York and Boston.

So let us certainly hope that such a scenario does not materialize.

Leading up to the eruption on Sunday, the island of La Palma had been hit by about 1,000 earthquakes in a five day period.

Scientists knew that an eruption was possible, but the violence with which the Cumbre Vieja volcano has exploded has stunned a lot of people

A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands as lava flows destroyed isolated houses and threatened to reach the coast. New eruptions continued into the night.

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported the initial eruption near the southern end of the island, which saw its last eruption in 1971. Huge red plumes topped with black-and-white smoke shot out along the Cumbre Vieja volcanic ridge, which scientists had been closely watching following the accumulation of molten lava below the surface and days of small earthquakes.

Video footage of lava being violently spewed from the volcano has gone viral all over the globe.

We were warned that this could happen someday, and that day has finally arrived.

Now that the volcano has finally started erupting, seismic activity could continue for quite some time to come.

In fact, we are being told that previous eruptions have lasted for “weeks or even months”….

Itahiza Dominguez, head of seismology of Spain’s National Geology Institute, told Canary Islands Television that although it was too early to tell how long this eruption would last, prior “eruptions on the Canary Islands lasted weeks or even months.”

The good news is that there has not been any sort of a major landslide yet.

But that could change at any time.

So we will want to closely watch this volcano for as long as it is still erupting.

At this hour, lava flows continue to destroy homes as they head for the coast.  About 1,000 island residents have already been evacuated, and it is being reported that 10,000 more may soon need to be evacuated.

If nothing more comes of this disaster, we should be very thankful.

But if a worst case scenario does materialize, those of you that are living on the east coast will only have about 9 hours to evacuate before a giant tsunami hits.

And if you are sleeping when the tsunami is generated, the amount of warning that you receive may be a whole lot less than that.

Needless to say, highways would be completely jammed up if everyone was trying to escape all at once, and a lot of people simply would not make it.

So let us hope for the best, because a giant tsunami hitting the east coast would mean death and destruction on a scale that none of us wants to imagine.

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Supreme Court announces it will hear challenge to Roe v. Wade; stage set for potential landmark ruling

By Dillon Burroughs, The Western Journal
Published September 20, 2021 at 10:48pm

The Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for Dec. 1 regarding a Mississippi case that seeks to overturn the long-standing Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States.

The Mississippi case will serve as the first major abortion-related case to be heard in the Supreme Court under the new conservative 6-3 majority following the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in October 2020.

Just in: Supreme Court will hear direct challenge to Roe v. Wade in Mississippi case on December 1.

— Ariane de Vogue (@Arianedevogue) September 20, 2021

The case will address Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act passed in 2018. The act, blocked by two federal courts, generally prohibits abortion after 15 weeks, allowing exceptions only in the case of “medical emergencies or for severe fetal abnormality.” As ABC noted, it has no exceptions for rape or incest.

The brief in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization argued that Roe v. Wade and another landmark abortion decision, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, were erroneously decided.

“Under the Constitution, may a State prohibit elective abortions before viability? Yes. Why? Because nothing in constitutional text, structure, history, or tradition supports a right to abortion,” read the introduction to the brief, filed by Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch.

After some technical discussion, it reiterates the point.

“Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong. The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition …

Roe broke from prior cases, Casey failed to rehabilitate it, and both recognize a right that has no basis in the Constitution.”

It dealt with the complications the court’s previous rulings have imposed.

“Abortion jurisprudence has placed this Court at the center of a controversy that it can never resolve,” the brief added. “And Roe and Casey have produced a jurisprudence that is at war with the demand that this Court act based on neutral principles.”

The Wall Street Journal noted in July, when Mississippi appealed to the Supreme Court, that the state had originally argued the law did not violate court precedents, “suggesting that Roe be overruled only if the court found no other way to uphold the state law.”

In its actual argument to the court, however, it was much more direct. And abortion activists were

“​​Mississippi just said the quiet part out loud,” a statement from Planned Parenthood Action read, according to a July 23 report in The Washington Free Beacon. “This was always their end game: to have the Court overrule 50 years of precedent and allow states to ban abortion.”

“If Roe falls, half the states in the country are poised to ban abortion entirely,” said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, the pro-abortion group representing Jackson Women’s Health Organization, The Wall Street Journal reported in July.

“Women of childbearing age in the U.S. have never known a world in which they don’t have this basic right, and we will keep fighting to make sure they never will.”

Pro-life groups, meanwhile, see the case holding the potential for a major victory.

In August, the Supreme Court rejected a request to stop an anti-abortion law in Texas from going into effect Sept. 1. The controversial law bans most abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, generally at around six weeks of pregnancy.

The court’s decided 5-4 not to intervene.

Several pro-abortion groups have appealed to President Joe Biden and lawmakers to intervene. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she will push for a vote on a new federal-level pro-choice bill later this month.

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THEY WILL USE THE COVID-19 VACCINE ‘RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION’ TO MAKE IT EASIER TO IDENTIFY THE BODY OF CHRIST WHEN TIME COMES FOR THE CAMPS

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And in Arkansas, a hospital has been swamped with so many such requests from employees that it is apparently calling their bluff. Religious objections, once used sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the COVID-19 shot. And it is only likely to grow following President Joe Biden’s sweeping new vaccine mandates covering more than 100 million Americans, including executive branch employees and workers at businesses with more than 100 people on the payroll.

by Geoffrey Grider September 17, 2021

Religious exemptions, once used sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the mandated COVID-19 shot.

Christians all across America are right now scrambling for what’s known as a ‘religious exemption’ which will allow them to not have to receive the COVID-19 vaccine injection based on their religious and spiritual beliefs. Christians think this a good thing, but hold on now, this may be exactly what the government is hoping you will do.

“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Matthew 24:9 (KJB)

Across all of the liberal media news outlets right now, various commentators and pundits are calling for the unvaccinated to be removed from society, to be denied access to food, water, and emergency medical attention. At the highest levels of the American government, the order has already been given to start withholding life-saving medicine to people battling COVID. None of this is fear mongering or speculation, it is happening. Receiving a religious exemption tells the government that you identify with the Body Of Jesus Christ, you are putting yourself on a hit list of your own making. When it comes time for the unvaccinated to be removed, and Bill A416 is pending in New York State right now, rounding up all the unvaccinated Christians to place them in concentration camps located on Bill Gates 240,000 acres of farmland will be just as easy as shooting ducks in a barrel.

“If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5 (KJB)

On a related side note, I have been receiving some feedback today about this afternoon’s Prophecy News Podcast, with some saying that I have “gone too far”, and that I am scaring people and should pull back. I would like to reply with the following two thoughts. The smartest thing that Albert Einstein ever came up with was not his Theory of General Relativity, E=mc2, or anything else from that fertile brain. No, the smartest thing that Einstein ever did was to flee Nazi Germany in 1932 while he could still get out. He was smart enough to read the ‘handwriting on the wall’ and do something about it. How about you, Christian? You say you are saved and believe the Bible, if so, then that makes you smarter than Einstein ever was. Don’t get mad at me for telling you the truth of what’s happening, do something about it.

As COVID-19 vaccine mandates rise, religious exemptions grow and that’s a problem

FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And in Arkansas, a hospital has been swamped with so many such requests from employees that it is apparently calling their bluff.

Religious objections, once used sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the COVID-19 shot. And it is only likely to grow following President Joe Biden’s sweeping new vaccine mandates covering more than 100 million Americans, including executive branch employees and workers at businesses with more than 100 people on the payroll.

The administration acknowledges that a small minority of Americans will use — and some may seek to exploit — religious exemptions. But it said it believes even marginal improvements in vaccination rates will save lives.

It is not clear how many federal employees have asked for a religious exemption, though union officials say there will be many requests. The Labor Department has said an accommodation can be denied if it causes an undue burden on the employer. In the states, mask and vaccine requirements vary, but most offer exemptions for certain medical conditions or religious or philosophical objections. The use of such exemptions, particularly by parents on behalf of their schoolchildren, has been growing over the past decade.

THE ALLOWANCE WAS ENSHRINED IN THE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, WHICH SAYS EMPLOYERS MUST MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO OBJECT TO WORK REQUIREMENTS BECAUSE OF “SINCERELY HELD” RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

A religious belief does not have to be recognized by an organized religion, and it can be new, unusual or “seem illogical or unreasonable to others,” according to rules laid out by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But it can’t be founded solely on political or social ideas. That puts employers in the position of determining what is a legitimate religious belief and what is a dodge. Many major religious denominations have no objections to the COVID-19 vaccines. But the rollout has prompted heated debates because of the longtime role that cell lines derived from fetal tissue have played, directly or indirectly, in the research and development of various vaccines and medicines.

Roman Catholic leaders in New Orleans and St. Louis went so far as to call Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot “morally compromised.” J&J has stressed that there is no fetal tissue in its vaccine. Moreover, the Vatican’s doctrine office has said it is “morally acceptable” for Catholics to receive COVID-19 vaccines that are based on research that used cells derived from aborted fetuses. Pope Francis himself has said it would be “suicide” not to get the shot, and he has been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer formula.

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AS AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES THAT THEY ARE WORKING TO ADVANCE THE NEW WORLD ORDER, THEY ARE ALSO PUSHING THE GLOBAL D10 TEN NATION CONFEDERACY

The D10 makes sound strategic sense. The G7 as a forum for the leaders of the world’s largest powers to discuss strategic economic matters has long been superseded by the G20 (in 2008 after the global financial crisis). And the G7, despite ejecting Russia in 2014 for invading Ukraine, has lost much of its geopolitical rationale, not least because world power is no longer so concentrated in the Euro-Atlantic region. The Indo-Pacific is now the cockpit of the global economy and the stage for international geopolitical competition. Does Australia know what it’s saying when they throw around the term ‘new world order’ like they do? Not likely, but if you are saved and read and believe your King James Bible, you certainly do know all these things, and much more.

by Geoffrey Grider September 15, 2021

Australia says the D10 should be embraced. It could start to consolidate the world’s leading democracies and bring in the New World Order and Ten Nation Confederacy.

The nation of Australia has been lighting up Google searches related to ‘New World Order‘, and for good reason, they have been announcing from the highest levels of their own government that they are using COVID-19 mandates to advance the….well, you know…New World Order. Their words, not mine. Oh yeah, almost forgot, they are joining something called the D10, a ten nation confederacy to advance the, you know, New World Order. Honestly, I don’t have to work all that hard at this anymore, they’re making it way too easy.

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Revelation 13:1 (KJB)

There’s a great line in the movie ‘Field Of Dreams’, where James Earl Jones is telling Kevin Costner not worry, because “people will come and they won’t know why, it will be something they just have to do”. So it is with the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, the lost leaders of our combined world governments are do what they ‘just have to do’, without any understand of why they are doing it. Does Anthony Fauci understand he is a tool of the Devil, does Bill Gates, George Soros or the leaders of the godless United Nations? Does Joe Biden understand he sold his soul to the Devil for a ‘mess of pottage’? Does Australia know what it’s saying when they throw around the term ‘new world order’ like they do? Not likely, but if you are saved and read and believe your King James Bible, you certainly do know all these things, and much more.

Time for the D10 to replace the G7?

FROM AUSTRALIAN STRATEGIC POLICY INSTITUTE: The D10 makes sound strategic sense. The G7 as a forum for the leaders of the world’s largest powers to discuss strategic economic matters has long been superseded by the G20 (in 2008 after the global financial crisis). And the G7, despite ejecting Russia in 2014 for invading Ukraine, has lost much of its geopolitical rationale, not least because world power is no longer so concentrated in the Euro-Atlantic region. The Indo-Pacific is now the cockpit of the global economy and the stage for international geopolitical competition.

Australia in the New World Order

BOTH DR CHANT AND HAZZARD HAVE REFERENCED THE NEW WORLD ORDER. DOES ANYONE IN #AUSTRALIA KNOW WHAT IT IS EXACTLY?? PIC.TWITTER.COM/KIFX9VSQEE

— WONG DO MEIN (@W0NG_D0_ME1N) SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

Will the D10 fly? Perhaps. Reducing the G7’s Eurocentricity would almost certainly entice countries with Indo-Pacific flanks, such as Japan, the US, Canada and France (through its overseas territories). The British proposal may also prove attractive to the three prospective new members—Australia, India and South Korea—because they would get to join what would likely become the top table for the world’s leading democracies. It may even appeal to European countries like Germany and Italy by giving them a voice in a region they have little means to influence by themselves.

AND WHAT WOULD THE D10 DO? FOR BRITAIN, THE D10 IS, IN PART, ABOUT ‘DECOUPLING’ FROM CHINA. IT IS ABOUT CREATING A NEW COALITION TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO CHINA’S ATTEMPTS TO DOMINATE WORLD MARKETS AND SET INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, PARTICULARLY IN RELATION TO NEXT-GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS 5G.

Beijing’s mishandling of the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent attempts to revise the 1984 Sino-British agreement on Hong Kong have irked London tremendously. Only in March did the British government confirm that Huawei would be allowed to remain inside its 5G system, if only on the so-called periphery—despite fierce warnings against the move from the US and Australia. Since then, China’s actions, combined with mounting pressure from backbench Conservative parliamentarians, including the newly formed China Research Group, as well as opposition parties, have tried to persuade Prime Minister Boris Johnson to backtrack on the Huawei decision.

THE UK MAY APPEAR AN ODD ARCHITECT FOR A NEW DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE, PARTICULARLY ONE CENTRED ON THE INDO-PACIFIC. DESPITE ITS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES IN THE INDIAN AND PACIFIC OCEANS, AND ITS MILITARY REACH INTO THE REGION, BRITAIN IS AN ATLANTIC POWER. BUT DOES THAT NECESSARILY MATTER?

As an established democracy, the UK has a track record of bolting together successful international endeavours. It played a key role in the formation of the maritime law, the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It also put in place the Indo-Pacific’s only multinational security formation—the Five Power Defence Arrangements—which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suggested his country should join.

In any case, given the enormous and growing power that China could bring to bear against its adversaries, is it not time to think more strategically about the Indo-Pacific? Already, in terms of population, industrial yield and technological potential, China is the most powerful competitor the UK or US has ever faced. There is nothing to suggest that Xi Jinping—who became president for life in 2018—will cease his quest to dominate economically, technologically and strategically, as well as push back against liberal and democratic ideals. Are the other countries of the Indo-Pacific prepared?

The D10 should be embraced. It could start to consolidate the world’s leading democracies’ ability to uphold their autonomy and push back against authoritarian revisionists. It would help ensure that the Indo-Pacific of the 21st century remains free and open and does not become controlled and closed.

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The U.S. And China Are Closer To War Than Most Americans Would Dare To Imagine

September 14, 2021 by Michael Snyder

Are we in danger of stumbling into a major military conflict?  This week, a couple of startling revelations have really shaken up those that closely watch U.S. relations with China.  The relationship between our two nations continues to deteriorate, and we are now closer to a war with China than we have ever been since the end of the Korean War.  This is something that I have been warning about for a long time, and I am extremely alarmed by what has just been revealed.  But for most Americans, a war with China is so improbable that it isn’t even worth thinking about.  In fact, if you put together a list of all the issues that the American people are concerned about, war with China would probably not even make the top 1000.  Here in the United States, it is pretty much a non-issue, because the vast majority of the population does not think that such a war will ever happen in their entire lifetimes.

But over in China they see things very differently.  In fact, state-controlled media outlets openly talk about an invasion of Taiwan and a future military conflict with the United States.

To the Chinese, reunification with Taiwan is a top national priority, and the U.S. military is the only thing standing in the way of achieving that extremely important goal.

In recent years, the U.S. military has conducted “freedom of navigation” exercises in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea as a “show of strength” to China.

In response, the Chinese Navy is now conducting “freedom of navigation” exercises off the coast of Alaska.  The following comes from Zero Hedge

The US Coast Guard revealed a significant incident involving Chinese military vessels coming near American waters off Alaska. While the incident was first divulged to the public on Monday, it happened at the end of August.

No less than four People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy ships were spotted and shadowed by US vessels off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, including a guided missile destroyer and guided missile cruiser, as well as an intelligence gathering vessel and auxiliary ship. They stayed in international waters but came within the United States’ exclusive economic zone.

Needless to say, this is extremely unusual.

According to a Coast Guard news release, Chinese vessels actually came as close as 46 miles to U.S. territory…

During the deployment, Bertholf and Kimball observed four ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) operating as close as 46 miles off the Aleutian Island coast. While the ships were within the U.S. exclusive economic zone, they followed international laws and norms and at no point entered U.S. territorial waters.

The PLAN task force included a guided missile cruiser, a guided missile destroyer, a general intelligence vessel, and an auxiliary vessel. The Chinese vessels conducted military and surveillance operations during their deployment to the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean.

This “intrusion” made a lot of people angry, but the truth is that the Chinese are only doing this because of what we have been doing to them for several years.

Most Americans don’t realize this, but our relations with China have been going down the tubes for a long time.  By the end of the Trump administration, things were so tense that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called his counterpart in China twice to assure him that we were not about to launch some sort of an attack

Twice in the final months of the Trump administration, the country’s top military officer was so fearful that the president’s actions might spark a war with China that he moved urgently to avert armed conflict.

In a pair of secret phone calls, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, that the United States would not strike, according to a new book by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa.

In fact, Milley specifically promised the Chinese that he would tell them ahead of time if the U.S. was about to initiate a strike…

‘General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise,’ Milley reportedly told him.

Of course the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is not ever supposed to do something of this nature.  Many have pointed out that it was treason for him to go behind President Trump’s back like this, and there have been lots of calls for him to resign now that this has been revealed.

When Senator Marco Rubio heard about this, he wrote to Joe Biden and asked him to immediately fire Milley

He wrote President Biden demanding he dismiss Milley ‘immediately.’

‘I write with grave concern regarding recent reporting that General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, worked to actively undermine the sitting Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces and contemplated a treasonous leak of classified information to the Chinese Communist Party in advance of a potential armed conflict with the People’s Republic of China (PRC),’ Rubio wrote.

Unfortunately, we all know that Biden is not going to dismiss Milley.

Hardly anyone ever gets held accountable in Washington anymore.

We were promised that relations with China would improve once Biden was in the White House, but instead things have just gotten even more tense.  The Biden administration has been very aggressive with China regarding the status of Taiwan, and the Chinese have responded by sending lots and lots of military aircraft into Taiwanese airspace.

But so far the Chinese have not sent any military aircraft over the island itself.

Could that soon change?  This week, a newspaper controlled by the CCP published a piece that suggested that now is the time to send Chinese fighter jets directly over Taiwan

Sending PLA fighter jets over the island of Taiwan is a step we must take. The move will pose a fundamental warning to the Taiwan authorities and bring about reconstruction of the situation across the Taiwan Straits. It will be a clear declaration of China’s sovereignty over Taiwan island, and create unprecedented conditions for us to further implement this sovereignty.

The “airspace” over the Taiwan island belongs to the airspace of China. The so-called middle line of the Taiwan Straits has never been recognized by the Chinese mainland. Therefore, there is sufficient legal basis for the PLA fighter jets to fly over the island. Previously, PLA fighter jets did not fly over Taiwan. That was out of consideration for taking care of the emotions and feelings of Taiwan residents and out of the goodwill to maintain stability across the Straits. Now that the DPP authority has gone completely hostile toward the mainland and is willing to play a role as a pawn of the US in strategically containing the Chinese mainland, it is time for us to take back the favor we granted to the island in the past and prepare to exercise the sovereignty of sending fighter jets to patrol the Taiwan island.

Of course if Chinese military aircraft fly over the island, there is a really good chance that the Taiwanese military will start shooting at them.

The same piece that I just quoted above suggested that such an action by the Taiwanese military could be the start of “a war to liberate the Taiwan island”

Will the military on the Taiwan island dare to prevent PLA fighters from flying over the island and fire? Our answer is that: As long as the mainland’s determination to conduct such a patrol is unwavering, if Taiwan fires, it would mean that the Chinese mainland will launch a destructive retaliation. Even a war to liberate the Taiwan island will start. In this context, the Taiwan military will never dare to fire at a PLA aircraft on such a mission.

The mainland fighter jets’ flight over the Taiwan island must be backed by large-scale and overwhelming military preparedness. Fighters flying over the Taiwan Straits is only a part of the Chinese mainland’s determination to reset the situation across the Straits. This will be a showdown that gives the DPP authority two choices: either accept the patrol and refrain from the extreme anti-mainland line of colluding with the US and Japan, or start a war by firing at military aircraft of the Chinese mainland and face the consequence of being destroyed and eliminated by the PLA.

If China did invade Taiwan, that would instantly put the United States and China into a state of military conflict.

And the war that most Americans thought could never happen will have begun.

We are so close.

All it will take is one false move and there will be no turning back.

So let us hope for peace.  Unfortunately, we have a hothead that is in an advanced state of mental decline in the Oval Office, and he is surrounded by the worst foreign policy team in modern American history.

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60% of adults under 40 say Jesus isn’t only way to salvation; equal to Buddha, Muhammad

Survey shows pluralistic worldview expanding rapidly among American Christians

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor

More than 60% of born again Christians in America between the ages of 18 and 39 believe that Buddha, Muhammad and Jesus are all valid paths to salvation and over 30% say they either believe that Jesus sinned just like other people when He lived on Earth or aren’t sure, according to a new study.

There’s a “striking decline” in evangelical religious beliefs and practices over the last 10 years, as the number of self-proclaimed believers to hold these beliefs has increased by nearly 25%, says Probe Ministries in a statement announcing the results of its Religious Views & Practices Survey.

The study, which interviewed 3,100 Americans ages 18 to 55 in 2020 and looked at various other previous studies, saw a drop in “basic biblical worldview” — God’s attributes, the accuracy of the Bible, salvation and Jesus being sinless — from 47% in 2010 to 25% in 2020 among born again Christians.

The drop in the “expanded biblical worldview” — beliefs about Satan and morals being objective — went from 32% in 2010 to 16% in 2020.

“So, the percentage of Born Again Christians with a biblical worldview (of either type) has been cut in half over the last decade,” says the study, which compared the 18–29 age group from 2010 with the same age group 10 years later, now 30–39. “This result is a startling degradation in worldview beliefs of Born Again Christians over just 10 years.”

This means, even born-again Christians “can have a false view of Jesus Christ and embrace a pluralistic worldview,” Kerby Anderson, president of Probe Ministries, said. “Pastors and church leaders just can’t assume any longer that the members of their church or Christian organization have a biblical worldview.”

There’s an even greater drop off among the general population, the study found. For the basic biblical worldview, there’s a drop off from 13% to 6%. For the expanded biblical worldview, the decline is from 9% to just over 3%.

Anderson attributed the change to the continual and growing influence of media.

“These disturbing trends are, yes, due to pastors not consistently teaching biblical theory. But they can also be attributed to young Christians who are not paying attention, who are focused — nearly exclusively, it seems — on their phones, social media and other content they deem more compelling,” he said.

The study suggests, Anderson said, that “we have to continue to explain the cost of salvation … that there is no way to salvation, other than through the sacrificial and atoning death of a sinless Christ. That no one can come to the Father except through the Son, but also that anyone may come through Him.”

An article about the study’s findings on the Probe Ministries website notes that in the Roman Empire in AD 60, biblical worldview Christians accounted for less than 1% of the population. “Three hundred years later, virtually the entire empire was at least nominally Christian.”

“If we will commit ourselves to ‘proclaiming the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light,’ God will bring revival to our land,” it adds.

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BIDEN SEEMINGLY LEAVES SAUDI ARABIA DEFENSELESS AGAINST IRAN

BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | SEP 13, 2021 | MIDDLE EAST

all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mixed peoples who live in the desert; Jeremiah 25:24 (The Israel BibleTM)

The Biden administration ordered the military to remove its most advanced missile defense systems from Saudi Arabia. The eight defensive Patriot Missile batteries were positioned in the Prince Sultan Air Base, approximately 70 miles southeast of Riyadh. The base also hosts one advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense unit (THAAD) that can destroy ballistic missiles at a higher altitude than Patriots.

WITHDRAWAL

This withdrawal comes in the face of intensified missile and drone attacks carried out by the Iranian proxy Houthi rebels in Yemen. Just two weeks ago, two drone attacks hit the Abha airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, wounding eight people and damaged a commercial jetliner.

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby acknowledged “the redeployment of certain air defense assets” after receiving questions from the Associated Press. He said the US maintained a “broad and deep” commitment to its Mideast allies.

“The Defense Department continues to maintain tens of thousands of forces and a robust force posture in the Middle East representing some of our most advanced air power and maritime capabilities, in support of U.S. national interests and our regional partnerships,” Kirby said.

Despite this statement, an upcoming visit by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to Saudi Arabia was just canceled.

Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, the kingdom’s former intelligence chief, was critical of the move.

“I think we need to be reassured about American commitment,” the prince told CNBC in an interview aired this week. “That looks like, for example, not withdrawing Patriot missiles from Saudi Arabia at a time when Saudi Arabia is the victim of missile attacks and drone attacks — not just from Yemen, but from Iran.”

HOUTHI AIR ATTACKS

Saudi Arabia is constantly targeted by Houthi air attacks and in  2019, a drone attack targeting an oil facility halted half of the country’s oil production. Though the Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack, it is believed that it was carried out by Iran. At the orders of President Trump, the US deployed two Patriot Missile batteries to Saudi Arabia in response to the attack.  

The civil war in Yemen began in 2014. The war has killed some 130,000 people and generated the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

PULLING BACK FROM SAUDI ARABIA, COZYING UP TO IRAN

In February, one month after entering office, Biden ended support for Saudi Arabia’s offensive operations against the Houthis. Biden claimed at the time that he would prioritize diplomatic solutions to the conflict.

“This war has to end,” Biden said. “And to underscore our commitment, we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.”

The Biden administration had previously placed a temporary freeze on billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as saying that it would review the transfer of advanced military hardware, including air-ground munitions. 

The move is of grave concern to US allies in the region coming in the wake of the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan. It should be noted that the groundwork for the US military withdrawing from Afghanistan was laid several months in advance when the US stopped providing air support to the Afghan army and withdrew the contractors who serviced the Afghan air force. 

The Biden administration is currently engaged in the sixth round of talks with Iran in Vienna intended to jump-start the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal. Biden was vice president when the hugely divisive Obama-brokered deal was signed in 2015.

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PRETEND PRESIDENT BIDEN TO ANNOUNCE THE START OF MANDATED COVID-19 VACCINATIONS, BEGINNING WITH ALL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND SUBCONTRACTORS

During a major speech meant to lay out a new approach to combating the coronavirus, the President will also sign an executive order directing the same standard be extended to employees of contractors who do business with the federal government. The new announcements move beyond what Biden announced earlier this summer, when he required federal workers be vaccinated but allowed for those who opted out to be subject to stringent mitigation measures.

by Geoffrey Grider September 9, 2021

Pretend President Joe Biden on Thursday will impose more stringent vaccine rules on federal workers by signing an executive order requiring all government employees be vaccinated against Covid-19, with no option of being regularly tested to opt out, according to a source familiar with the plans.

Tomorrow on our Prophecy News Podcast, we are going to show you how and why the World Trade Towers were intentionally brought down on September 11th, and how it heralded the start of the New World Order. What’s happening here and now in 2021 with COVID vaccines and mandated vaccination passports is very much connected to the events of 9/11.

“Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.” Habakkuk 1:5 (KJB)

Do you think it is either accident or coincidence that at the 20th anniversary of 9/11, American citizens are right now held hostage by the Taliban, held at the gunpoint provided by the $2 billion in weapons gifted to them by the Biden administration? It is neither accident or coincidence, it is a plan that has been in place since 1913. This afternoon, pretend president Biden will put another log on the fire that has consumed the entire world.

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

FROM CNN: During a major speech meant to lay out a new approach to combating the coronavirus, Joe Biden will also sign an executive order directing the same standard be extended to employees of contractors who do business with the federal government. The Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Service and National Institutes of Health will also complete their previously announced vaccination requirements, which the White House estimates covers 2.5 million workers.

The new announcements move beyond what Biden announced earlier this summer, when he required federal workers be vaccinated but allowed for those who opted out to be subject to stringent mitigation measures. The White House has said the federal government should act as a model for other businesses in their own vaccine mandates, and has praised large companies that require employees to be vaccinated.

Biden on Thursday also plans to announce a major expansion to free testing, a step public health officials have said is critical to containing the virus, particularly as children return to school and some workers return to offices. And he will address the confusion over booster shots, though will not make any new announcements on when additional doses will be authorized for Americans. The six-pronged plan Biden is set to unveil was finalized by the President and members of his public health team on Wednesday afternoon. He received a briefing in the Oval Office from his Covid-19 response team on the anticipated new steps.

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ON THURSDAY IS ANNOUNCING SWEEPING NEW FEDERAL VACCINE REQUIREMENTS AFFECTING AS MANY AS 100 MILLION AMERICANS IN AN ALL-OUT EFFORT TO INCREASE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AND CURB THE SURGING DELTA VARIANT THAT IS KILLING THOUSANDS EACH WEEK AND JEOPARDIZING THE NATION’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

THE EXPANSIVE RULES MANDATE THAT ALL EMPLOYERS WITH MORE THAN 100 WORKERS REQUIRE THEM TO BE VACCINATED OR TEST FOR THE VIRUS WEEKLY, AFFECTING ABOUT 80 MILLION AMERICANS. AND THE ROUGHLY 17 MILLION WORKERS AT HEALTH FACILITIES THAT RECEIVE FEDERAL MEDICARE OR MEDICAID ALSO WILL HAVE TO BE FULLY VACCINATED.

BIDEN IS ALSO SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO REQUIRE VACCINATION FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND CONTRACTORS WHO DO BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT — WITH NO OPTION TO TEST OUT. THAT COVERS SEVERAL MILLION MORE WORKERS. SOURCE

A White House official said the six pillars of Biden’s plan include: vaccinating the unvaccinated; further protecting the vaccinated through booster shots; keeping schools open; increasing testing and requiring masks; protecting the economic recovery; and improving care for those with Covid-19.

Officials said they hope the new approach will provide Americans a clearer view of how the pandemic will end after 18 months of Covid-dampened life. The White House has watched as the President’s approval ratings on Covid have slipped, and feel part of the problem is the backward motion felt this summer: a spike in cases led to a return to masks and continued working from home.

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Chinese engineers confirm existence of F-35-killing superweapon

By C. Douglas Golden, The Western Journal
Published September 8, 2021 at 5:00pm

The country President Joe Biden once said couldn’t “eat our lunch” is readying a hypersonic drone that could take out our most advanced fighter planes, the South China Morning Post reported Monday.

According to the report from the Hong Kong-based outlet, Chinese military researchers have found a way to safely land unmanned aircraft flying at or over five times the speed of sound, bringing them closer to potentially neutralizing American air superiority.

The news comes from a paper published last week in a Chinese peer-reviewed journal by researcher Dai Fei. She and her colleagues working with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said they’d made improvements to hypersonic drones.

The Morning Post noted hypersonic technology “has progressed considerably, with China and Russia deploying various types of hypersonic missiles in recent years, and growing interest in applying the advances to drones.

“But bringing such aircraft back to ground safely has proved problematic.”

The Morning Post cited Chinese professor Wang Xing, who spoke about deploying hypersonic drones against America’s F-22 and F-35 stealth jets at a conference last year.

Both aircraft can fly at over twice the speed of sound. A hypersonic drone, Wang said, could catch up to the American jets in a matter of seconds.

Of course, a drone that can’t be landed is going to be a difficult sell. Most aircraft can land using software, and if things go wrong, a human crew — either manned or unmanned — can intervene.

However, there simply aren’t computers fast enough to calculate a descent for a plane traveling at hypersonic speeds — as in, over five times the speed of sound.

Dai’s team said hypersonic drones could instead choose one of three models for a possible approach using factors like air pressure and altitude.

But remember what Joe Biden said back on the campaign trail in 2019.

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They can’t even figure out how to deal with the — the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the East — I mean in the West,” Biden said.

He added Beijing “can’t figure out how they’re going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not — they’re not competition for us.”

Perhaps not. Perhaps we’ve got the answer to hypersonic drones all figured out.

The president isn’t exactly a hawk on China, however.

While he talks tough, consider this: Biden’s first defense budget was deemed so lacking that some Democrats actually joined with Republicans last week to boost defense spending by about $24 billion, according to The New York Times.

The book of Isaiah talks of a time when “the wolf and the lamb shall graze together.” The closest thing you’ll see to that in this vale of tears is the donkey and the elephant spending more on defense together because the president didn’t want to.

If it were “infrastructure,” sure — Biden would be all about spending. In fact, he’s couched his infrastructure spree as a move to secure America’s supremacy over Beijing.

Yet the House Armed Services Committee actually has to cajole President Daddy Warbucks to spend bucks to counter the first serious military threat to the U.S. since the disintegration of the Soviet bloc.

China means war, and that war is most likely to happen in Taiwan. One of the Chinese Communist Party’s chief propaganda mills recently issued a direct threat to the small island nation, warning it of the “hopelessness of a US victory if it gets itself involved in a cross-Straits war.”

Perhaps this is nothing more than a feint by the Chinese Communist Party to convince the Biden administration it’s more dangerous than it actually is. Perhaps this will come to nothing.

Before we invest massive amounts of money in so-called “care infrastructure,” however, wouldn’t it be better to ensure our long-term air superiority over a country looking to develop an F-35 killer?

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The exact day Jesus will most probably show up

Exclusive: Joseph Farah on potential Feast of Trumpets return: ‘We just don’t know the year’

By Joseph Farah
Published September 7, 2021 at 7:07pm


There’s a reason we’re told by Jesus in Matthew 24:36 “of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

We know His Second Coming is near. All the signs he talked about, warned about, are quickly coming about. I strongly expect it will come on or about TODAY sometime in the not-too-distant future.

Today is the Feast of Trumpets. And it leads into two more biblical feasts, the fall feasts, which follow with weeks of Trumpets. One of those feasts, the Day of Atonement, when we are judged, follows Trumpets by about a week. And the second feast, which lasts eight days, called Tabernacles, follows that one a few days later when representatives of all nations will come visit Him in Jerusalem – and honor the King.

It seems like Trumpets is the date. We just don’t know the year. These “feasts” are actually misnamed in English. They are actually better referred to as “appointed times.” That’s why they are observed by many Christians and Jews every year, according to the Hebrew calendar.

But the thing you should be expecting is the fact this won’t be a picture of “the meek and mild Jesus,” or Yeshua, as he was called by His brethren. This time He will come as a conquering King – judging all people by their deeds.

I don’t think the majority of Christians in the world today will have a clue about what He reveals about Himself when he arrives.

In the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 1, verse 32, it says, “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David.” No, David was not His actual father. He was part of His lineage. His real Father is God.

Jesus is called “the Son of God,” because He is.

Other names He is called are “Christ,” “Messiah,” “Redeemer,” “Lord,” “Master,” “Logos,” “the Word,” “Father,” “Son of Man,” “Son of David,” “Lamb of God,” “Bread of Life,” “the Lion of Judah,” “the New Adam,” “the Second Adam,” “the Last Adam,” “the Light of the World,” “the King of the World,” “the King of the Jews,” “Rabboni,” “Rabbi,” “the Nazarene,” “the I Am,” “the Chosen One” and many more.

But He will be “the King of Kings,” at that time – and He will be calling the shots for the whole world, a redeemed world, a glorious one, like a cleaned up Garden of Eden.

It turns out, as most reading this today understand, these are indeed names, but also better understood as titles – titles that, if understood, tell the Gospel story.

Understanding the story and the names is much easier when we recognize that the Good News is developed and best told, in word or song, through the eyes and ears of Israel, in Hebrew – the land He came to and language He used to tell a story of liberation from sin.

It forced me to find it for myself – like a great mystery story. After all, God could have dictated a 200-word dictum making it simple, but just think of how it would have lost all the majesty and beauty.

If you want to find this Jesus, you can do as I did and study the Bible scrupulously for your whole life – independently or in a well-chosen small group.

Here are some things you will learn:

  • Jesus observed the Sabbath all through His earthly ministry, every seventh day on His calendar, and He will expect you to observe it. After all, He is the “Lord of the Sabbath.” He is the creator of the world, and He marked the seventh day as His Sabbath – a day of rest.
  • He does not countenance eating “unclean.”
  • He will take His holy days very seriously. He will not celebrate Christmas or Easter.
  • He will rule and reign for a thousand years, and then what? He will create a new Earth. Why will we be on Earth and not heaven? Because that’s where His Kingdom will be.

That’s enough for now. I hope you find it intriguing, inviting – and challenging.


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