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HISTORIC FIRST FOR THE ISRAEL MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION AS IRON DOME SYSTEM SUCCESSFULLY INTERCEPTS A CRUISE MISSILE IN LIVE-FIRE TESTS

Both David’s Sling and Iron Dome are built by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel’s traditional research and development defense behemoth. Together with ELTA radar from IAI and other systems from Elbit, this exercise over recent weeks showcased Israel’s world-class defense companies and cooperation with allies such as the United States. It is important to understand that the defense systems were used in this manner in the context of the emerging threats and Israel’s new ties in the Gulf and as the current US administration is leaving office. Israel rolled out the Momentum plan between late 2019 and early 2020.

by Geoffrey Grider December 16, 2020

The Israel Missile Defense Organization has successfully completed a series of live-fire intercept tests of the Iron Dome and David’s Sling weapon systems against threat-representative cruise and ballistic missiles, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It is the first time the the Iron Dome system intercepted a cruse missile.

 

You can try as hard as you can, but you will never get past that King James Bible, and let me tell you why. The Bible says that King Jesus during His Millennial Reign will sit on the throne of His father, David, and in 2020 what is the fancy, high-tech name of Israel’s missile defense system? David’s Sling.

“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: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke 1:32,33 (KJB)

David’s Sling can do amazing feats of modern technological power, like now being able to intercept a cruise missile in a live-fire drill, something that has never been done before. Israel has the most-powerful air force in the Middle East, and thanks to President Trump over the past 4 years, Israel is a pretty good shape right at the moment. But when you pick up that Book, what do you see? You see Israel making peace with the Palestinians, dividing their own land to create a Palestinian state and rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem.

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:” Matthew 24:15,16 (KJB)

Everything will be going great right up to the moment when Antichrist sits down on the Mercy Seat in the Holy of Holies. Like I said, have all the modern-day inventions you want, you will never manage to get ahead of that dusty, old and archaic King James Bible, more up-to-date than tomorrow’s headlines.

“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.” Luke 21:20-22 (KJB)

Israel’s historic Iron Dome missile test: A message to Iran, Hezbollah, allies

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: The test comes in the wake of Iran using cruise missiles and drones to attack Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil facilities a year ago. That drone-swarm attack was a chance for Iran to show off its capabilities. Reports also indicated Iran sent ballistic missiles to militias in Iraq in 2018 and 2019 and that it sends precision-guided munitions to Syria and to Hezbollah in Lebanon. It also has drones that it has used from the T-4 base in Syria against Israel in 2018.

The threat matrix is changing, and among today’s enemies, Iran is Israel’s main regional adversary with multiple complex missiles and drones. To confront these myriad threats, Israel needs its own complex multitiered system. Iron Dome has worked for 10 years to confront close-range threats and is the workhorse of Israel’s air defenders. David’s Sling, which is supposed to face higher-level threats and is similar to the US’s Patriot batteries, uses an impressive interceptor to stop enemy missiles.

BOTH DAVID’S SLING AND IRON DOME ARE BUILT BY RAFAEL ADVANCED DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ISRAEL’S TRADITIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEFENSE BEHEMOTH. TOGETHER WITH ELTA RADAR FROM IAI AND OTHER SYSTEMS FROM ELBIT, THIS EXERCISE OVER RECENT WEEKS SHOWCASED ISRAEL’S WORLD-CLASS DEFENSE COMPANIES AND COOPERATION WITH ALLIES SUCH AS THE UNITED STATES.

It is important to understand that the defense systems were used in this manner in the context of the emerging threats and Israel’s new ties in the Gulf and as the current US administration is leaving office. Israel rolled out the Momentum plan between late 2019 and early 2020. It calls for a dedicated IDF general to focus on “third circle” threats. Third circle is the term Israel uses to describe Iran or countries that lie beyond the direct area of engagement from Gaza to the Golan Heights.

Israel’s historic mode of warfare has mainly been on land against enemies along the borders, from the tank battles of the 1950s and ’60s to the Palestinian insurgency of 2000, the Second Intifada. However, today’s warfare is not about hunting down terrorists in buildings or using tanks; it is also about confronting hi-tech missiles and drones. These modern threats have been on display as Hezbollah stockpiled 150,000 missiles and rockets. The recent war in the Caucasus also showcased how drones can transform war. That is why everyone in the region now wants missiles and missile-defense systems.

The United Arab Emirates is seeking to upgrade its systems through its purchase of F-35s from the US and many more drones and missiles. This illustrates that Israel’s missile-defense test has major ramifications for its new relations with Gulf states. But not only Israel needs missile defense. Saudi Arabia has used Patriots supplied by the US in recent years, and the US in Iraq also needed to deploy a system called C-RAM to confront rocket threats from Iranian-backed militias.

ADD ALL THIS TOGETHER AND YOU CAN SEE A RAPIDLY CHANGING REGION IN NEED OF THE KIND OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY THAT ISRAEL HAS DEVELOPED WITH US BACKING.

The US is a partner in the Arrow and David’s Sling programs and has supported Iron Dome. But the latter is a unique Israeli solution, and together with David’s Sling, Israel is able to cover almost 100% of potential incoming threats. This means that when an enemy launches missiles or drones, the multitiered system will kick in with sensors, such as radar tracking the threats and displaying them on a map, forming an integrated picture of the threat and of the systems capable of stopping them. Arrow and David’s Sling combine to cover long-range threats, whereas Iron Dome batteries are a point defense that can defend a certain area. By deploying Iron Dome batteries at the right locations with radar on land and at sea, such as aboard the Sa’ar 5 and new Sa’ar 6 ships, Israel bolsters its massive multilayered defense umbrella.

This drill in the lead-up to Hanukkah showcased what Israel has accomplished in the last decade. Israeli missile defense has its origins in the 1990s, and close cooperation with the US led us here. However, it is important to note that the real revolution took place in the last decade through a unique partnership with companies such as Rafael and Israel’s decision to correctly anticipate emerging threats and invest in staying at least one step ahead of the enemy.

IRAN CAN’T BLACKMAIL THE REGION AS LONG AS ISRAEL CAN INCREASINGLY BUILD AND DEPLOY THESE SYSTEMS.

That is important because as the end of the Trump administration nears, the Iranian octopus of threats in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen appears to be growing, and it is chomping at the bit to begin a new reign of terror if it feels it is being appeased by the West.

Israel has the most hi-tech array of defense systems ever fielded in world history. But the question, as always, will be how these systems perform in real scenarios. That means also using Arrow as part of these drills, rather than conducting tests at sea or with the Arrow system’s sensors being used but without the actual missile. This is a struggle because real-world threats come in over mountainous areas, like the Golan, with drones or missiles trying to hide by being close to the ground. The recent test was a game changer, but the threats will continue until these systems are put to the test on the battlefield.

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NOW GET READY FOR A VERY FRAIL JOE BIDEN TO BECOME THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT AS KAMALA HARRIS AND THE PROGRESSIVES PREPARE TO TAKE EVERYTHING OVER

Are you starting to see the picture now? Joe Biden has to win, as crooked as it may be, because the New World Order cannot rise under Donald Trump, but let me tell you something else. No matter who is actually president, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris or Donald Trump, it all takes you to the same place eventually. Who was it that created Operation Warp Speed and the Messenger 33 coronavirus vaccine that leads you to the Mark of the Beast? Trump. Who was it that created the Abraham Accords that will lead you to the Daniel 9:27 (KJB) covenant? Trump. All these things are happening because God’s judgment is active and working to accomplish His will.

by Geoffrey Grider December 15, 2020

Now the last free nation on earth, America, is going to take its place in line along with all the other nations in the New World Order, so that God’s judgment will be fulfilled.

I want to write today to everyone that is feeling anger, hurt and/or confusion over the drama that is being played out across America right now with this stolen election, and remind you of a few very important things you might have forgotten or overlooked. Did the Democrats steal this election? Absolutely, no question about it, but it goes deeper than the Democrats and Progressives and their plan to create a Marxist state. What is happening right now is the active judgment of God, and we told you to prepare yourself for it. Don’t be so surprised that it’s here.

“Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.” Daniel 2:20-22 (KJB)

For over a decade now, we here at Now The End Begins have told you of the plan by the global elites of the Deep State to bring in the New World Order, a plan that went fully active in 2020. Please allow me to remind you of the original banner art we placed on NTEB back from the very beginning in 2009, here it is, take a look, and pay close attention to what is written in the bottom left hand corner:

So you see, none of what happening right now is new, this has always been the plan and it has been steadily unfolding since the start of the 20th century. When God placed Donald Trump into office in 2016, as we told you would happen, we also told you that it was a global judgment on the world. Why? Because now the last free nation on earth, America, is going to take its place in line along with all the other nations in the New World Order, so that God’s judgment will be fulfilled. This is what the Great Reset is all about, and America has to fall in order to bring that about.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:9 (KJB)

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.” Zephaniah 3:8,9 (KJB)

Are you starting to see the picture now? Joe Biden has to win, as crooked as it may be, because the New World Order cannot rise under Donald Trump, but let me tell you something else. No matter who is actually president, Joe BidenKamala Harris or Donald Trump, it all takes you to the same place eventually. Who was it that created Operation Warp Speed and the Messenger 33 coronavirus vaccine that leads you to the Mark of the Beast? Trump. Who was it that created the Abraham Accords that will lead you to the Daniel 9:27 (KJB) covenant? Trump. All these things are happening because God’s judgment is active and working to accomplish His will. Joe Biden and Donald Trump ultimately take you to the same place, it’s just that you feel better with Trump. Don’t get mad at me for telling you the truth.

“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” Galatians 4:16 (KJB)

The coming year of 2021 will be many times more intense that 2020 has been so far, with the stakes far greater and higher. In 2021 we will see the Messenger 33 vaccine made mandatory, the establishment of Green, Yellow and Red occupation zones, and foreign troops from nations like China and Russia will soon be stationed outside our borders. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to give away the store to the Marxists, that’s a guarantee. So you need to resolve in your mind right now what you believe, and what side you are on.

Let your passion burn for the things of the Lord, not the things of this world. Jesus gives out no crowns for American patriotism at the Judgment Seat of Christ, and when the Bible tells you that all the nations of the world will come against Israel, that’s means all the nations of the world including the United States of America. God has only ever made a covenant with one nation, Israel, America has no such covenant with God, and never did. 2 Chronicles 7:14 can only be applied to one nation, Israel. You are deluded and deceived if you think that verse will ever apply to America, it won’t.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJB)

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America warned political divisions giving China way to ‘global dominance’

‘Will be brought on by superior trade, industrial, and technological development’

By WND News Services
Published December 13, 2020 at 4:30pm

By Brandon Weichert
Real Clear Politics

The United States is mired in a succession crisis. There is much loose talk about another civil war erupting between supporters of President-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. As this occurs, America’s enemies act boldly against U.S. interests. Each precious moment wasted on deciding which septuagenarian won the White House in November is another moment that the Chinese Communist Party continues its long march to global dominance.

China’s dominance will not come at first in the form of military conquest. Beijing is very much a 21st century power, and its program for displacing the United States will look far different from what the Soviet Union tried during the Cold War. Chinese dominance will be brought on by superior trade, industrial, and technological development practices.  

Beijing recently signed a revolutionary free trade alliance with several Asian powers—including Australia—meant to increase China’s influence over the Indo-Pacific and diminish Washington’s hard-won influence there. China announced it had achieved quantum supremacy—a lodestar for whichever country or company seeks to pioneer quantum computing. Many technologists, like Scott Amyx, have previously argued that quantum computing could be as disruptive to the world economy as the cotton gin or automobile were. Whoever dominates this new industry will write humanity’s future. 

And then there’s the new space race between the United States and China. Private launch companies, including SpaceX, have revolutionized America’s overall space sector. But the lack of political vision or leadership means that real gains for America in space will be slowly realized, if ever. President Trump was the only American leader in decades who seemed to understand the promises and challenges of space. Yet, the rest of the government never fully embraced Trump’s robust space program. Now, it may be too late. 

NASA’s Artemis Program, which is supposed to return Americans to the moon, is adrift, stuck in what Hollywood types might call “development hell.” Petty politics, budgetary constraints, and bureaucratic inertia have prevented this essential program from lifting off in a timely way. Judging from the profile of the individuals that President-elect Biden chose for his NASA transition team, it looks as though the Artemis program will be reduced even more in importance. 

Meanwhile, the Chinese have not only landed a rover on the dark side of the moon, but they have now successfully retrieved lunar rocks—the first time in decades that this has been done. China’s leadership does not intend to stop with unmanned missions to the moon. The recent Chang’e-5 mission (launch rocket pictured above) was merely the proof that China has achieved the same capabilities as the Americans. 

Now, China will outpace America. Two years ago, Ye Peijian, the head of China’s lunar mission, declared that China’s leaders viewed the moon as they do the South China Sea, with Mars being analogous to Huangyan Island. Meanwhile, NASA is reduced to begging for money to create new spacesuits for its lunar mission. 

Compare these events today to the Cold War. In the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the competition between the two superpowers was visceral and the stakes were existential. There was no area of human life where the conflict did not play out … and where the combatants did not fight with everything they had to win. 

When the Soviet Union beat the Americans by getting humanity’s first satellite in orbit—Sputnikmost Americans and their leaders rightly panicked. By the time the USSR placed the first human in orbit, America’s leaders knew that they could not simply shrug and lazily say, “We’ll get there eventually, too.” 

This lackadaisical attitude that yesteryear’s Americans quickly overcame, however, is precisely how the Americans have responded to China’s impressive gains over the last few years. Denialism will not preserve America’s superpower status. Decisive political action will. America’s leaders, however, are still bickering with each other over petty partisan politics. Xi Jinping and China’s leaders laugh and march on.

Had it not been for the virile leadership of John F. Kennedy and his declaration at Rice University in 1962 that the United States would send the first humans to the moon by the end of that decade, the Soviets would have defeated the Americans in the moon race as well. Had that occurred, history for the rest of the Cold War would have played out differently. The spin-off technology that the Apollo program provided the United States might never have been realized in America. Instead, those impressive gains would gone to the USSR … and the inevitable implosion of the Soviet Union might have not happened. 

Between China’s breakthrough in quantum supremacy and its successful lunar missions—as well as its clearly defined strategy for achieving dominance in both the high-tech sector and in space—the American leaders have ignored multiple Sputnik moments. China now has momentum in this new cold war. America’s political instability is only exacerbating these frightening trends. 

What’s needed now is a bipartisan commitment to investing in the technology and capabilities that will allow for the United States to leapfrog the Chinese in critical areas, including quantum computing. American leaders must also ensure that the United States remains the dominant space power by permanently placing astronauts on the moon and Mars, and by deploying defensive space weapons above the Earth.

As an investor from China once told me, “When the donkey and elephant make war upon each other, few in your country benefit.” The bitter partisan divide in America today is a strategic liability. This division will affect the trade, economic, technology, and space policies of this country—at a time when consistency and bipartisan leadership is needed in all these areas. Until we recognize China’s threat and rally as one nation, America’s surrender to China in the new cold war is assured.

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MOROCCO JOINS THE UAE, BAHRAIN, AND SUDAN AS THE FOURTH MIDDLE EAST MUSLIM NATION TO SIGN UP WITH ISRAEL IN THE PRE-DANIEL 9:27 ABRAHAM ACCORDS

President Donald Trump congratulated the two parties in a tweet: “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!” Less than a year ago, President Trump launched his Abraham Accords Middle East peace plan, which departed from previous efforts in that it sought agreements between Israel and Arab states without giving a veto to the Palestinians.

by Geoffrey Grider December 11, 2020

Morocco became the fourth Muslim nation to reach a peace deal with Israel this year, as news broke Thursday that the Kingdom would sign an agreement establishing diplomatic relations with the Jewish state and join Abraham Accords.

 

For those of you, like myself, who are patiently scanning the eastern skies in anticipation of taking off on Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines, I have good news for you. We are not only getting giant steps closer to departing, things are heating up so much that Spring 2021 is starting to look like the time when that might be taking place. Not setting a date, not predicting anything, just looking out my window and talking. Just ask King Solomon how he felt about it, the answer might surprise you.

My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Song Of Solomon 2:10-13 (KJB)

Putting the wonderful thought of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church aside for just a moment, let’s focus on the rapidly-expanding Abraham Accords Middle East Peace Treaty, the necessary precursor to the Daniel 9:27 Covenant with Death and Hell the Jews will agree to sooner rather than later. As we have been telling you, every major Muslim nation that rings around the Palestinians are going to sign the Abraham Accords, thus putting overwhelming pressure on the Palies to sign it as well. What will Israel receive in exchange for such open-minded, forward thinking? Not much, just the rebuilt Jewish Temple that Antichrist will inhabit, that’s all.

Another Abraham Accords Middle East Peace Deal: Morocco Latest to Establish Ties with the Jews and Israel

 

FROM BREITBART NEWS: President Donald Trump congratulated the two parties in a tweet: “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!”

Less than a year ago, President Trump launched his Middle East peace plan, which departed from previous efforts in that it sought agreements between Israel and Arab states without giving a veto to the Palestinians.

Earlier U.S. administrations had believed, incorrectly, that such an approach was impossible. Then-Secretary of State John Kerry said in 2016 that no separate peace between Israel and Arab states was possible:

Morocco has quietly enjoyed unofficial ties with Israel for many years. The country has a large Jewish community, many of whose members moved to Israel after the Jewish state declared independence in 1948. The Trump administration has been reaching out to Morocco for years. Ivanka Trump visited the kingdom last November. Morocco also granted an exclusive interview with Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita to Breitbart News in 2018.

On Thursday, Trump announced that the U.S. would be recognizing Morocco’s claims to the disputed Western Sahara:

The kingdom is the fourth state to make peace and forge diplomatic relations with Israel this year. The other three include the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which signed the Abraham Accords on the White House lawn in September; and Sudan, which announced it had reached an agreement with Israel several weeks later.

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Turkey’s Aspiration To Create Its Own NATO

by Ted on November 27, 2020 in FeaturedGeneralHighlight

By Theodore Shoebat

Turkey’s foreign policy has less to do with dealing with the things foreign and more to do with making foreign things Turkish. The goal of Turkey, as we have been saying on this website for over a decade now, is the revival of the Ottoman Empire as part of the ideology of neo-Ottomanism. The Turks want to establish a Turkic union, or really the creation of a Turkish NATO, consisting of a confederacy of Turkic countries alongside Arab countries that were once under Ottoman control. Turkey’s military presence in Syria is not about fighting terrorism — this is merely the pretext — but about expanding the power of Ankara and ultimately establishing empire. If this were not the case, then Turkey would not be building banks, flying its flag in government buildings, utilizing Turkish curriculum in schools, or having Syrian rebels pose in front of a flag of the Ottoman Empire, in Syria. This is exactly what has been occurring in Syria with this conspicuous Turkish imperialism. As we read in a report from the Greek City Times:

Although Erdoğan claims to support the unity of the Syrian state, this has not deterred him from illegally opening Turkish banks in northern Syria, putting the Turkish lira into circulation, flying the Turkish flag on Syrian government buildings, using the Turkish education curriculum in Syrian schools, or from having Free Syrian Army commanders pose with maps of the Ottoman Empire.

You can see in this photo a Free Syrian Army rebel in front of a map of the Ottoman Empire, spanning all the way into the Balkans:

Turkey wants to form its own NATO — or really its own hegemony — and signs of this are already seen in the Turkic Council, or an organization of Turkic countries, consisting of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. What is fascinating is that Hungary is listed as an observer state of the Turkic Council since Victor Orban is actually a pan-Turanian who believes that Hungarians and Turks have ethnic ties. Victor Orbin believes that “Hungary can offer the Turkic Council a connection to Europe.” Orban has even described Hungary as “Christian Turkish lands.” Orbin has also affirmed that Turkey is at the foundation for Hungary’s security: “Turkey’s stability is an assurance of Hungary’s security. Hungary’s foreign policy is to be framed in a triangle of Istanbul, Moscow and Berlin.” Orbin was the most vocal political official within EU who was against the EU’s taking in of migrants, but he is also a major supporter of Turkey, not just policy wise, but on an ideological level as well.

Orban and his ilk subscribe to the racial ideology of Turanism, or the belief in the superiority of the Turkic races. In 2012, Orban described Hungary as “half-Asian” and stated that Hungarians are the type of people who will unite together only by force:

“Cooperation is a question of force, not of intention. Perhaps there are countries where things don’t work that way, for example in the Scandinavian countries, but such a half-Asiatic rag-tag people as we are can unite only if there is force.”

In June of 2017, Viktor Orban delivered a speech at the Hungarian-Turkish Business Forum in Ankara, to talk about the importance of relations between Hungarian and Turkish industrialists. In his speech, Orban talked about both the racial relations and the need for deeper economic ties between Turkey and Hungary:

 Turkey is in a good location, and although there are now wars on its borders, strategically it is in one of the world’s most important locations. It has an enormous private sector. Why should it pay any attention to the Hungarians – aside from friendship and the intellectually intriguing question of common origins lost in the mists of ancient history? Why should any member of its business community divert their gaze to Hungary? I believe that there is one fact which even the most successful Turkish businesspeople would be wise to consider: Hungary is a country of ten million, and we are capable of generating exports worth 110 billion dollars; meanwhile Turkey is a country of eighty million, which is capable of generating exports worth 145 billion dollars.

Later in the speech Orban again brought up a common racial origin between Hungarians and Turks:

To sum up, we have the legend of common Turkish-Hungarian origins. We have mutual respect. We have an outstanding political and personal relationship between the leaders of the two countries. We have an enormous Turkey and a strengthening Central Europe. And we have a Hungarian investment and business environment without rival in Europe.

This interconnects with the pan-Asianism of Turkey; for the Young Turks declared Turkey to be the “Japan of the Near East” (I wrote an article on pan-Asianism which can be read here). Turkey will also be playing a major role in revamping Hungary’s military. According to a 2018 report from Hungarian Spectrum:

“We know little about the conversation that took place between Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Viktor Orbán during the Turkish prime minister’s visit to Budapest a few days ago, but in the joint press conference Orbán talked about improving the Hungarian armed forces with Turkish participation. He explained that because of the poor economic conditions he faced in 2010, he was forced to curtail military spending, but now the Hungarian army is on track for a major upgrade. He intends for Turkey to play a major role in this endeavor. He added that Hungary is planning to embark on developing a robust armament industry with Turkish help.” 

Also according to Hungary Today:

…Orbán said that Hungary and Turkey would raise the level of military cooperation and build “powerful ties” in the military industry. He added that in recent decades “there have been no money or energy left to develop the military” but “we will make up for that now; Hungary’s goal is to build a modern and effective national army”.”

Peter E. Uhde talks about a military plan for Hungary that is set to be in full materialization by 2026:

“Zrínyi 2026” is the name of a ten-year defense and military development program. This includes a voluntary reserve system for territorial protection, ie homeland security.”

There has been talk amongst Turkish nationalists in the media on the formation of a Turanian army, or even a Turkish NATO, in which Turkish nations will unite under Ankara. For example, in an article published on October 27th, 2020, by the Turkish daily Türkiye,  professor Cemalettin Taşkıran, speaks of how “the Central Asian Republics” are closer now to Turkey than in any point in the history of the Ottoman Empire, stating: “In Turkish history, the periods in which the Central Asian Republics got as close [as they are today] to the Ottoman state, and later to the Republic of Turkey, and in fact, gave each other such close support, are so few as to be non-existent.” He then goes on to say that

“the regaining of nearly all of the land [Azerbaijan] had lost… pleased the entire Turkic world. It would not be wrong to say that the support that Turkey gave changed the balance in the region. Will this go on to [the formation of] a Turan Army? Inshallah it will.”

The introduction of this article speaks of how the Azeri and Turkish victory over the Armenians bolsters the position in favor of a pan-Turkish military force. Its subheading reads: “It Will Be A Global Power – It Is Early But Definitely One Day.” And before this it reads:

“The success in Karabagh has brought once again to the agenda one of the West’s greatest fears: the Turan Army. Azerbaijan, which has become stronger with the military training, joint drills, and support with armed drones that Turkey has provided, has broken Armenia’s back. This picture of success that has appeared has once again brought to life the hopes concerning a Turan Army, that would be the joint military power of the Turkic states. The Turan Army, which will be a unique option for disrupting the plots in the region, will become a leading actor on every issue.”

In an article published on October 28th of 2020 by Yeni Çağ,nationalist Ahmet Gürsoy described this Turan army as “a kind of Turkic NATO,” and said that:

“Can it be? Yes. If we want it and we decide [to do it], it will be. Should it be? Yes to that too, it should be. It should be established, and the Turkic union should be wrapped up in a military organization and a concrete legal identity. This way all Turks will come under one single army umbrella and one single military personage. The dream, without beginning or end, of Turkish nationalists, is the great homeland: the Turan homeland may not be realized geographically. For this reason, we may not be able to geographically unite all of the Turks under a single flag as they were in their imperial periods. However, socially, by forming a legal identity, we can unite the whole Turkic union under a single flag, just as multinational companies are represented by the same flag in every corner of the world. The most striking and possible way to do this is the Turan Army.”

According to some prominent politicians in the Turkish parliament, there is a plan being conspired by Erdogan and his ilk to bring back the Caliphate to the center of the religious and political paradigm of the Islamic world. Cem Toker, the former head of the libertarian Liberal Democratic Party in Turkey, warned in an interview:

“There will be another referendum in the next four years… There is one more referendum left to come. I believe that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is assertive (on this point). My guess: the caliphate. We will ask the nation, ‘shall we bring back the caliphate or not?”

When asked by the interviewer on whether or not he was certain of what he was saying, Toker responded: “It’s a very, very great possibility, yes …March 3, 2024 is the hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the caliphate…”

The 2020s is going to be a very turbulent decade (to say the least).

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Texas sues 4 states for ‘skewing’ 2020 election results

‘Violated statutes enacted by their duly elected legislatures’

By Bob Unruh
Published December 8, 2020 at 12:

The state of Texas on Tuesday filed a lawsuit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, alleging officials in the four states are guilty of “skewing” the results of the 2020 presidential race by refusing to follow their own laws.

“Trust in the integrity of our election processes is sacrosanct and binds our citizenry and the States in this Union together, said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin destroyed that trust and compromised the security and integrity of the 2020 election.”

Paxton charged that the states “violated statutes enacted by their duly elected legislatures, thereby violating the Constitution.”

“By ignoring both state and federal law, these states have not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens’ vote, but of Texas and every other state that held lawful elections. Their failure to abide by the rule of law casts a dark shadow of doubt over the outcome of the entire election. We now ask that the Supreme Court step in to correct this egregious error,” he said.

Texas contends the four states “exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election.”

“The battleground states flooded their people with unlawful ballot applications and ballots while ignoring statutory requirements as to how they were received, evaluated and counted.”

Texas argues that elections for federal office must comport with federal constitutional standards.

“For presidential elections, each state must appoint its electors to the electoral college in a manner that complies with the Constitution. The Electors Clause requirement that only state legislatures may set the rules governing the appointment of electors and elections and cannot be delegated to local officials. The majority of the rushed decisions, made by local officials, were not approved by the state legislatures, thereby circumventing the Constitution.”

Texas argues that as a dispute between states, the case qualifies for direct action by the Supreme Court.

The filing asserts the 2020 election “suffered from significant and unconstitutional irregularities in the defendant states.”

For example, officials changed election laws that can be changed only by the state legislature. And voters were not treated equally.

Other “flaws” arose from “the unconstitutional relaxation of ballot-integrity protections in those states’ election laws,” the complaint states.

“All these flaws – even the violations of state election law – violate one or more of the federal requirements for elections (i.e., equal protection, due process, and the Electors Clause) and thus arise under federal law. See Bush v Gore, 531 U.S. 98, 113 (2000) (“significant departure from the legislative scheme for appointing Presidential electors presents a federal constitutional question”) (Rehnquist, C.J., concurring). Plaintiff State respectfully submits that the foregoing types of electoral irregularities exceed the hanging-chad saga of the 2000 election in their degree of departure from both state and federal law. Moreover, these flaws cumulatively preclude knowing who legitimately won the 2020 election and threaten to cloud all future elections. Taken together, these flaws affect an outcome-determinative numbers of popular votes in a group of States that cast outcome-determinative numbers of electoral votes. This Court should grant leave to file the complaint and, ultimately, enjoin the use of unlawful election results without review and ratification by the Defendant States’ legislatures and remand to the Defendant States’ respective legislatures to appoint Presidential Electors in a manner consistent with the Electors Clause.

“Our Country stands at an important crossroads. Either the Constitution matters and must be followed, even when some officials consider it inconvenient or out of date, or it is simply a piece of parchment on display at the National Archives. We ask the Court to choose the former. Lawful elections are at the heart of our constitutional democracy. The public, and indeed the candidates themselves, have a compelling interest in ensuring that the selection of a President — any President — is legitimate. If that trust is lost, the American Experiment will founder. A dark cloud hangs over the 2020 Presidential election. Here is what we know. Using the COVID-19 pandemic as a justification, government officials in the defendant states of Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (collectively, “Defendant States”), usurped their legislatures’ authority and unconstitutionally revised their state’s election statutes. They accomplished these statutory revisions through executive fiat or friendly lawsuits, thereby weakening ballot integrity. Finally, these same government officials flooded the Defendant States with millions of ballots to be sent through the mails, or placed in drop boxes, with little or no chain of custody, and, at the same time, weakened the strongest security measures protecting the integrity of the vote – signature verification and witness requirements.”

Evidence, the filing contends, is growing daily.

“This court is the only forum that can delay the deadline for the appointment of presidential electors … To safeguard public legitimacy at this unprecedented moment and restore public trust in the president election, this court should extend the December 14, 2020 deadline for Defendant States’ certification of presidential electors to allow these investigations to be completed.”

There was a “pattern” to the states’ actions.

“State officials, sometimes through pending litigation (e.g. settling ‘friendly’ suits) and sometimes unilaterally by executive fiat, announced new rules for the conduct of the 2020 election that were inconsistent with existing state statutes defining what constitutes a lawful vote.”

Votes cast illegally should be disregarded, the complaint argues.

Already, “dozens” of witnesses have testified under oath of Republican poll challengers being kicked out of vote counting, “thousands of the same ballots run multiple times through tabulators; mysterious late night dumps of thousands of ballots … illegally backdating thousands of ballots” and more.

The official outcome defies logic and statistics, Texas asserts.

“The probability of former Vice President Biden winning the popular vote in the four defendant states – Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – independently given President Trump’s early lead in those States as of 3 a.m. on November 4, 2020, is less than one in a quadrillion.

“Put simply, there is substantial reason to doubt the voting results in the defendant states.”

Like establishment media, the non-profit, independent Texas Tribune stated flatly there’s “no evidence of widespread voter fraud,” characterizing the case as futile.

“The last-minute bid, which legal experts have already characterized as a longshot, comes alongside dozens of similar attempts by President Donald Trump and his political allies. The majority of those lawsuits have already failed,” the Tribune said.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel called Paxton’s suit “a publicity stunt, not a serious legal pleading.”

Noting the Texas appeal on his Facebook page, evangelical leader Franklin Graham urged the nation to pray.

“Join me in praying that if there is fraud, it would be proven — for the good of our nation and all future elections,” he said. “Forces of evil are at work, and we know how much is at stake. Pray for God’s will to be done in the outcome of this important election. Please pray — the only hope for our country is God.”

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HIGHLY-RESPECTED ISRAELI GENERAL HIAM ESHED SAYS UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL IN TOUCH WITH ALIENS AND IS CONNECTED TO CREATION OF TRUMP’S US SPACE FORCE

If true, this would coincide with US President Donald Trump’s creation of the Space Force as the fifth branch of the US armed forces, though it is unclear how long this sort of relationship, if any, has been going on between the US and its reported extraterrestrial allies. Speaking in an interview to Yediot Aharonot, Eshed – who served as the head of Israel’s space security program for nearly 30 years and is a three-time recipient of the Israel Security Award – explained that Israel and the US have both been dealing with aliens for years. And this by no means refers to immigrants, with Eshed clarifying the existence of a “Galactic Federation.”

by Geoffrey Grider December 7, 2020

Former Israeli space security chief Hiam Eshed says aliens exist, has been in contact with Israel and the US for years, humanity not ready for what’s coming

 

Before you make up your mind as to whether or not you believe this incredible story coming from a highly-respected and decorated retired general in the Israel military, allow me to remind you of a couple of things. First, on April 28th of this year, the United States Pentagon admitted that videos of UFOs taken by Air Force pilots are indeed legit, and that the encounters they had with aliens actually took place. In July, the Pentagon went a step further and said that they have recovered ‘objects and vehicles not made on this earth’ and that there is so much activity they had to create the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force inside the Office of Naval Intelligence on August 4th, 2020. These are the facts, let’s proceed.

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:37-39 (KJB)

It was in May of 2020 that President Trump announce the creation of the US Space Force, complete with the all-seeing eye built into the logo, and everyone laughed at the perceived silliness of Trump in creating an intergalactic Space Force. Suddenly, as I am recalling the Pentagon admitting to UFOs, Trump’s Space Force is not quite so humorous anymore, is it? Ret. Israeli Gen. Haim Eshed is laughing, and he isn’t crazy, either. He is telling you the truth, and your King James Bible backs him up. You should believe what he’s saying, I do.

“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Jude 1:14,15 (KJB)

Jesus says clearly that when the time of Jacob’s trouble begins, it will be just like it was in the ‘days of Noah’, and event that was kicked-off with the one-man pretribulation rapture of Enoch. If we are where we think we are in this crazy year of 2020, then what Haim Eshed is saying makes perfect, rightly divided and dispensationally correct sense. We are living in the overlap between the end of the Church Age and the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble, with the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church on the launch pad.

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Former Israeli space security chief Haim Eshed says aliens exist, humanity not ready

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: Has the State of Israel made contact with aliens? According to retired Israeli general and current professor Haim Eshed, the answer is yes, but this has been kept a secret because “humanity isn’t ready.”

Speaking in an interview to Yediot Aharonot, Eshed – who served as the head of Israel’s space security program for nearly 30 years and is a three-time recipient of the Israel Security Award – explained that Israel and the US have both been dealing with aliens for years.

AND THIS BY NO MEANS REFERS TO IMMIGRANTS, WITH ESHED CLARIFYING THE EXISTENCE OF A “GALACTIC FEDERATION.”

The 87-year-old former space security chief gave further descriptions about exactly what sort of agreements have been made between the aliens and the US, which ostensibly have been made because they wish to research and understand “the fabric of the universe.” This cooperation includes a secret underground base on Mars, where there are American and alien representatives.

IF TRUE, THIS WOULD COINCIDE WITH US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S CREATION OF THE SPACE FORCE AS THE FIFTH BRANCH OF THE US ARMED FORCES, THOUGH IT IS UNCLEAR HOW LONG THIS SORT OF RELATIONSHIP, IF ANY, HAS BEEN GOING ON BETWEEN THE US AND ITS REPORTED EXTRATERRESTRIAL ALLIES.

But Eshed insists that Trump is aware of them, and that he was “on the verge” of disclosing their existence. However, the Galactic Federation reportedly stopped him from doing so, saying they wished to prevent mass hysteria since they felt humanity needed to “evolve and reach a stage where we will… understand what space and spaceships are,” Yediot Aharonot reported. As for why he’s chosen to reveal this information now, Eshed explained that the timing was simply due to how much the academic landscape has changed, and how respected he is in academia.

“IF I HAD COME UP WITH WHAT I’M SAYING TODAY FIVE YEARS AGO, I WOULD HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED,” HE EXPLAINED TO YEDIOT.

He added that “today, they’re already talking differently. I have nothing to lose. I’ve received my degrees and awards; I am respected in universities abroad, where the trend is also changing. Eshed provided more information in his newest book, The Universe Beyond the Horizon – conversations with Professor Haim Eshed, along with other details such as how aliens have prevented nuclear apocalypses and “when we can jump in and visit the Men in Black.” The book is available now for NIS 98.

While it is unclear if any evidence exists that could support Eshed’s claims, they did come just ahead of a recent announcement by SpaceIL, the group behind Israel’s failed attempt to land a spacecraft on the moon in 2019.

Uploaded to social media with the text “Ready to get excited again?,” the announcement contained a 15-second video of the moon with text saying “Back to the Moon,” followed by the date of December 9, 2020. It is likely that this is a follow up to the Beresheet spacecraft, which crashed after engineers lost contact with it just minutes before it was due to land. However, the follow up project, titled Beresheet 2, is expected to take three years to be ready.

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THE GREAT RESET: POPE FRANCIS BECOMES LATEST GLOBAL ELITE TO ADOPT THE NEW WORLD ORDER MANTRA OF ‘BUILD BACK BETTER’ CREATED BY THE UNITED NATIONS

On his official website, Joe Biden explains the message behind ‘build back better’ by insisting that “this is no time to just build back to the way things were before, with the old economy’s structural weaknesses and inequalities still in place. This is the moment to imagine and build a new American economy for our families and the next generation.” Biden’s version of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Great Reset” looks remarkably similar to that of Pope Francis. “We will be able to regenerate society and not return to so-called ‘normality,’ which is an ailing normality, indeed which was ailing before the pandemic: the pandemic highlighted it!,” he said, adding that the old normality “was sick with injustice, inequality and environmental degradation.”

by Geoffrey Grider December 5, 2020

Pope Francis has chosen the slogan ‘build back better’ from the United Nations and Joe Biden to describe his vision for the great reset after the COVID-1984 coronavirus pandemic, saying he finds the expression “quite striking.”

 

Back in October, we brought you the story of how we uncovered the true origin of the phrase ‘Build Back Better’ used by the Joe Biden campaign, and showed you how it didn’t originate with Biden but from the World Economic Forum and the United Nations. Furthermore, we showed you that ‘Build Back Better’ is the mantra of the burgeoning New World Order and the Great Reset, who are bend on global domination and recreating the whole in their own image.

“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)

 Joe Biden chose ‘Build Back Better’ as his campaign slogan because he is the chosen vessel of the New World Order, and a Biden-Harris administration would tear down the United States from sea to shining sea. Build Back Better? Only if you’re a globalist. Now proving us to be right, Pope Francis who is king over the Whore of Babylon, has now adopted ‘Build Back Better’ and is right now feeding that poison to his 1.5 billion followers. Christians will be flying as Antichrist is rising.

Pope Francis Adopts Joe Biden’s Slogan ‘Build Back Better’

FROM BREITBART NEWS: “The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Building Back Better: Toward a Disability-inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable post-COVID-19 World,” the pope wrote in his message this week for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, while adding, “I find the expression ‘building back better’ quite striking.”

As Gian Guido Vecchi noted in an article Friday in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the Vatican chose to translate the Italian title “Riconstruire Meglio” using the exact words that Biden employs.

On his official website, Joe Biden explains the message behind ‘build back better’ by insisting that “this is no time to just build back to the way things were before, with the old economy’s structural weaknesses and inequalities still in place. This is the moment to imagine and build a new American economy for our families and the next generation.”

Biden’s version of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Great Reset” looks remarkably similar to that of Pope Francis.

“WE WILL BE ABLE TO REGENERATE SOCIETY AND NOT RETURN TO SO-CALLED ‘NORMALITY,’ WHICH IS AN AILING NORMALITY, INDEED WHICH WAS AILING BEFORE THE PANDEMIC: THE PANDEMIC HIGHLIGHTED IT!,” HE SAID, ADDING THAT THE OLD NORMALITY “WAS SICK WITH INJUSTICE, INEQUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION.”

In his recent op-ed for the New York Times, the pope wrote that this “is a moment to dream big, to rethink our priorities — what we value, what we want, what we seek — and to commit to act in our daily life on what we have dreamed of.”

“GOD ASKS US TO DARE TO CREATE SOMETHING NEW,” HE DECLARED. “WE CANNOT RETURN TO THE FALSE SECURITIES OF THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS WE HAD BEFORE THE CRISIS. WE NEED ECONOMIES THAT GIVE TO ALL ACCESS TO THE FRUITS OF CREATION, TO THE BASIC NEEDS OF LIFE: TO LAND, LODGING AND LABOR. WE NEED TO SLOW DOWN, TAKE STOCK AND DESIGN BETTER WAYS OF LIVING TOGETHER ON THIS EARTH,” HE PROPOSED.

The WEF at Davos welcomed what it sees as the pontiff’s endorsement of its “Great Reset” program, highlighting the similarities between their visions.

In an article titled “Here’s the pope’s prescription for resetting the global economy in response to COVID-19,” the WEF declared that Francis had “put his stamp on efforts to shape what’s been termed a Great Reset of the global economy in response to the devastation of COVID-19.”

“POPE FRANCIS HAS ISSUED A SCATHING INDICTMENT OF NEOLIBERALISM,” THE WEF NOTES, “A PHILOSOPHY ESPOUSING AUSTERITY, PRIVATIZATION, DEREGULATION, UNBRIDLED MARKETS, AND RELATIVELY WEAK LABOUR LAWS.”

Moreover, the pope “blames the ‘dogma’ of neoliberal economics for making us more vulnerable to COVID-19,” it states, while calling for “greater multilateral cooperation and a focus on human dignity.” “Neoliberalism’s free-market orthodoxy has been blamed for making health care systems and livelihoods especially vulnerable to the pandemic, and has drawn a clearer line under the need for active government intervention,” the article asserts.

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YOU CANNOT COMPLETE THE GREAT RESET UNTIL AMERICA IS PLACED UNDER UNITED NATIONS AUTHORITY, AND JOE BIDEN PLEDGED TUESDAY TO MAKE THAT A REALITY

According to a readout of the call, Biden thanked Guterres for his praise and said he looked forward to a new era of cooperation. “They discussed the need for a strengthened partnership between the United States and the United Nations on urgent global issues, including combatting COVID-19 and building resilience to future public health challenges, confronting the threat of climate change, addressing humanitarian need, advancing sustainable development, upholding peace and security and resolving conflicts; and promoting democracy and human rights,” the readout said.

by Geoffrey Grider December 2, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday, promising a “strengthened partnership” on a host of issues from coronavirus to climate, all predicated on a resumption of access to U.S. taxpayer dollars.

As we have long told you, you cannot have the New World Order until the Great Reset is completed, and the Great Reset cannot be completed while America remains outside the global authority of the United Nations. On Tuesday, Joe Biden in a phone call with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pledged to reverse all Trump-era policies related to our national sovereignty and agree to form a ‘new partnership’ with the globalist parasites of the United Nations. Did you know that the UN is foretold in the bible? Take a look and see:

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignationeven all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” Zephaniah 3:8 (KJB)

The prophet Zephaniah tells us God will ‘gather the nations’ in the end of time, that took place on October 24th in 1945 with the creation of the United Nations in New York City. Zephaniah further tells us that God will ‘assemble the kingdoms’, so the United Nations call themselves the General Assembly. They have taken the bait, the trap is set, and during the time of the coming Great Tribulation after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, every member of the United Nations will march under Antichrist and come against Israel. Joe Biden is playing his small but meaningful role in helping to bring this about.

“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:21 (KJB)

Joe Biden Rushes to Embrace U.N. and Burnish Globalist Ambitions

FROM BREITBART NEWS: According to a readout of the call, Biden thanked Guterres for his praise and said he looked forward to a new era of cooperation.

“THEY DISCUSSED THE NEED FOR A STRENGTHENED PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED NATIONS ON URGENT GLOBAL ISSUES, INCLUDING COMBATTING COVID-19 AND BUILDING RESILIENCE TO FUTURE PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGES, CONFRONTING THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE, ADDRESSING HUMANITARIAN NEED, ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UPHOLDING PEACE AND SECURITY AND RESOLVING CONFLICTS; AND PROMOTING DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS,” THE READOUT SAID.

Biden’s warm embrace of the U.N. and its ambitions stands in contrast to U.S. President Donald Trump who has been highly critical of the organization, calling it to account and withdrawing the U.S. from key U.N. agencies and agreements while cutting funding to bloated U.N. bureaucracies.

.@ANTONIOGUTERRES SPOKE TO @JOEBIDEN TO EXTEND HIS PERSONAL CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECT. GUTERRES UNDERSCORED THE ESSENTIAL ROLE PLAYED BY THE ENDURING CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE US & THE #UN. READOUT: HTTPS://T.CO/AUOTKI4CPP

— UN SPOKESPERSON (@UN_SPOKESPERSON) DECEMBER 1, 2020

Under the Trump Administration, Washington has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.), pulled out from the Paris Climate Agreement, the United Nations Human Rights Council as well as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), besides ending funding to the U.N. relief agency for Palestinian refugees.

BIDEN HAS PLEDGED HIS ADMINISTRATION WOULD REJOIN THE HISTORIC PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE WHILE RETURNING FUNDING, A MOVE THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN WELCOMED AT THE BODY.

The European Union is another body that has applauded Biden, saying “things are going to get a lot easier” because he will be diplomatic putty compared to a combative Donald Trump, as Breitbart News reported. Trump also stood up to NATO and the refusal of most – but not all – of its members to pay their way rather than rely on U.S. taxpayer funds and forces to carry the load in Europe. The president made no secret of the fact the organization was not pulling its weight financially and left the U.S. to “pay and bleed” for Europe’s defense.

The exchange between Biden and Guterres came hours after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company is ready to play its part in a potential Biden administration with its coronavirus vaccine response, as Breitbart News reported.

Mark Zuckerberg said in a livestreamed interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci that Facebook is trying to work with Joe Biden defining ways the social media giant can help a potential Biden administration enact its policies. The Facebook CEO mentioned a “push around authoritative information on vaccines,” but did not go on to elaborate on what that would entail.

The Financial Times recently reported Facebook plans a major push to encourage the site’s users to get a coronavirus vaccine — as well as incentivize users to share content related to the Paris climate agreement.

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China’s new intercontinental bomber could put U.S. bases, state of Hawaii in strike range

By Cameron Arcand, The Western Journal
Published November 30, 2020 at 6:18pm

China is developing a stealth bomber that would be capable of striking parts of the United States, a troubling prospect given the rising tensions between the two nations.

The H-20 bomber, which has been on the radar of the United States for months now, is expected to have a 5,280-mile striking range, putting Hawaii and the U.S. territory of Guam within its reach.

The U.S. Defense Department’s 2020 China Military Power Report gives insight into China’s aviation ambitions.

“A number of reports suggest the new bomber, likely named the H-20, could debut sometime in the next decade with the following features: a stealthy design, employing many fifth-generation technologies; a likely range of at least 8,500 km; a payload of at least 10 metric tons; and a capability to employ both conventional and nuclear weaponry,” the DoD said in August.

A new report from the Royal United Services Institute, a United Kingdom-based think tank, makes it clear that the bomber would have significant power, according to the South China Morning Post.

“Armed with nuclear and conventional stand-off missiles, the H-20 would represent a major break from previous People’s Liberation Army Air Force doctrine and equipment development practice,” said the RUSI report, released in late October.

This is a major change for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, which currently is only truly able to defend against and attack nations in Asia and islands in the Pacific Ocean, such as the Philippines and Japan.

“The H-20, by contrast, would give China a truly intercontinental power-projection capability,” the report said.

China’s H-20 stealth bomber will give PLA ‘truly intercontinental’ strike capacity, says report https://t.co/07icYQH4nx

— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) November 26, 2020

This news comes as the Pentagon has raised concerns about China’s growing military power and how it is quickly becoming the nation’s largest adversary.

The report from the DOD makes it clear the communist juggernaut wants to best the United States in military prowess by 2049.

“Two decades later, the PLA’s objective is to become a ‘world-class’ military by the end of 2049 — a goal first announced by General Secretary Xi Jinping in 2017,” it said. “Although the CCP has not defined what a ‘world-class’ military means, within the context of the PRC’s national strategy it is likely that Beijing will seek to develop a military by mid-century that is equal to — or in some cases superior to — the U.S. military, or that of any other great power that the PRC views as a threat.”

Tensions between the United States and China have soured since March, mostly because of the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that originated there, the intense scrutiny over Uyghur Muslims being placed in forced labor camps, and the government’s crackdown on freedom protests in Hong Kong.

As a result, the U.S. government sanctioned the communist nation by enacting the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act and the Hong Kong Autonomy Act. The Trump administration also announced sanctions on Chinese companies that use slave labor.

China is poised to become the nation’s greatest enemy since the Soviet Union, so military developments such as a new stealth bomber should not be taken lightly.

While President Donald Trump has taken a tough approach to China after trying to negotiate trade deals with the global rival, it is unclear how Democrat Joe Biden’s administration would respond to the growing threat.

China plays an integral role in the global economy, so the United States needs the right leaders to navigate this rocky chapter in foreign policy.

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