1. Why is America downgrading its defense capabilities?
Downgrading Defense Capabilities
Our foreign policy establishment believes that America's allotment of conventional weapons is useless. The DOD's current leaders (Robert Gates, William Lynn, et al.) would love to significantly reduce our numbers in this respect, and they've already made extensive "progress."
That represents the "theory". But is this theory consistent with the facts?
Most conventional weapons -- including the ones designed during the Cold War -- have been remarkably effective in Afghanistan and Iraq, and not just against the conventional Iraqi military.
B-1 bombers delivered 40% of the bombs used during the first six months of OEF, and they are still used in Afghanistan, where they loiter above the ground, observe the field, and bomb targets designated by commanders.
B-2 bombers delivered bombs against Iraqi and Afghan targets, including Saddam's command post.
M1 Abrams tanks are being deployed to Afghanistan this year, because they (and long-range howitzers) deliver a massive punch that MRAP vehicles and light guns cannot.
Apache helicopters have served in Iraq and Afghanistan for a long time. Insurgents often surrender at the sight of an AH-64.
Non-line-of-sight cannons have long been supporting infantrymen by firing from long distances on the Taliban.
F-15s and F-16s have been patrolling the skies over the U.S. and delivering bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was an F-16, not a UAV, that killed Al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Hercules planes and C-17s have been busy delivering supplies every day, wherever needed. They're absolutely essential in Afghanistan, where there are few usable roads.
Surface warships and submarines have been delivering Tomahawk cruise missiles right on target (e.g., terrorist camps) whenever needed.
These are just a few examples of the use of "conventional weapons" today. So clearly one can see that the "theory" doesn't match reality. A common theme these days.
We see other countries ramping up conventional weapons while we continue to disarm America:
The most worrisome of these countries' weapon systems are anti-access/access-denial weapons (strike aircraft, bombers, SAMs, submarines, naval mines, anti-ship missiles, surface-to-surface ballistic and cruise missiles, anti-satellite weapons) whose purpose is to deny the U.S. military access to a combat theater by threatening American carriers, land bases, satellites, and nonstealthy aircraft.
Also troubling are their fighterplane fleets and programs, whose point is to deny the U.S. air supremacy, the sine qua non of military victory. Russia flew it's 5th eneration stealthy fighterplane (the PAK FA) earlier this year, and China's first 5th generation fighterplanes are projected by U.S. intel to arrive in 2018-2019. Russia already has 469 Flankers, and China possesses 293; Russia has also sold Flankers to Venezuela and, allegedly, Iran. These aircraft are, by the USAF's own admission, superior to F-15s, not to mention F-16s. The AFA agrees.
So perhaps there is comfort that America still holds superiority with nuclear weapons, and that will protect us, right?
Nuclear treaty 'goes easy on Russia'
The new Russia-US nuclear arms pact may have been hailed as historic but analysts said that all Moscow really has to do is phase out Soviet-era missiles and warheads that are already out of date.
The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) was ratified by the US Senate on Wednesday after a passionate months-long debate.
But the required phase-out of old missiles is not the only thing working in Russia's favour. New counting rules will also allow it to attribute just one warhead per bomber even if it carries more -- a point insisted on by Moscow during the treaty negotiations.
"We will not have to make any cuts to our strategic offensive weapons," Serdyukov told sceptical lawmakers from the Communist opposition. "But the Americans -- they will indeed have to make some cuts.
"We have more warheads. But if you take the old SS-20s out of commission -- they each have 10 warheads and have been in service 10 years past their expiry -- then you really do not need to take any additional measures," said Dyakov.
The maths also works in Russia's favour because START focuses exclusively on "strategic" nuclear weapons that are designed to destroy large populations or damage the enemy's ability to wage war.
So while the US continues to disarm, Russia will only have to eliminate some of their "old" (useless) weapons, while continuing to ramp up development and production of tactical nukes, which is the future of nuclear warfare. Meanwhile, the US will continue to disarm unilaterally.
2. Is a North American Union in the works?
Canada, U.S. holding talks on security perimeter
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has confirmed Canada is holding “discussions” with the United States on a deal that would tighten security against external terrorist threats and improve two-way trade between the countries.
“We’re looking at ways we can enhance both our mutual security and the economic access we have to each other’s economies,” said Mr. Harper.
Earlier this month, federal government documents leaked to the media suggested the two countries were negotiating a security perimeter deal supposedly to be signed by Mr. Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington in January.
The idea is to build a security perimeter which protects both countries from threats such as terrorism.
In return, the Americans would ease up on controls at the Canada-U.S. border, thereby reducing congestion and increasing the flow of two-way trade.
This is really just a continuation of previous policies which lead many to believe that preparations are underway for a NAU. This is interesting to a prophecy watcher because of the possibility of the biblical "10 Kings" developing from 10 world unions.
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3. Is world-wide persecution against Christians increasing, as we would expect?
Secular 'war' rages against Christians
The campaign against Christianity rages “not just in America, but in many countries around the world,” the noted evangelist and son of world-renowned preacher Billy Graham declares during an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV.
Franklin says. “Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ,” he says. “And Christians around the world want to celebrate that. And yet the secularists are wanting to take Christ out of our society, take him out of any public event.”
Graham also strongly chastised the U.S. military, which has restricted Christians displays of faith.
“Chaplains in the United States military are not allowed to pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Isn’t that a shame that a chaplain in the Christian faith is not allowed to pray in the name of Christ? So yes, there is a war, no question about it.”
Franklin Graham himself has felt the sting of the hostility, when Pentagon officials excluded him from participation in this year’s National Day of Prayer event, citing his controversial comments about the dangers of radical Islam.
4. Is America really on the decline?
Coburn: Control Government Spending or Face 'Apocalyptic Pain'
"The history of republics is they average 200 years of life. And they all fail in the history over fiscal matters. They rot from within before they collapse or are attacked," Coburn told "Fox News Sunday."
"The problem that faces our country today, the last 30 years we have lived off the future, and the bill is coming due," he added.
The senator, who was recently elected to a second -- and he pledges -- final term in Congress, said he's not trying to scare anyone, but eliminating waste in the federal government's ledgers is imperative not just to prevent default but a massive implosion that he defined in catastrophic terms.
5. General questions that should be asked (warning: politically incorrect):
Just a sample of some simple questions being asked in this article:
- Ever noticed that for the past thirty years, we’ve been hearing we have less than ten years to save the planet?
- If a politician gets elected by the poor on a promise to eliminate poverty, wouldn’t fulfilling his promise destroy his voting base? Wouldn’t he rather benefit from the growing numbers of poor people? Isn’t this an obvious conflict of interests?
- If the poor in America have things that people in other countries can only dream about, why is there a movement to make America more like those other countries?
- How come Hollywood can always find a good side in thugs, but never in businesspeople? What was the last movie that pictured a self-reliant, industrious man as a role model?
- Would you know from the media coverage that there are more sex offenders among public school teachers then among Catholic priests? How come the church gets the blame and the Department of Education doesn’t?
- When the media portrays the killing of terrorists as “slaughter of civilians,” while slaughter of civilians is portrayed as “resistance to occupation,” is the media really being neutral? Whose side are they really on?
- If Hollywood types are so opposed to capitalism, why is there a warning against unauthorized distribution of their movies?
- Why is experimenting on animals cruel, but experimenting on human embryos compassionate?
- Ever noticed that those who demand “power to the people” also believe that people can’t do anything right without government supervision?
- Why do advocates for higher taxes have accountants advising them how they can pay smaller taxes? Wouldn’t you expect them instead to seek advice on how to give away more of their income to the IRS? Or at least not to hire accountants at all?
6. Global Warming? Really?
The Winner of This Year's 'Best Climate Predictor" Award
Given the terrible beginning of winter in the U.S. and Europe this year, we ought to reward those who accurately predicted it and condemn those who got it wrong
Corbyn, like many other astrophysicists, has figured out that climate change is mainly due to extraterrestrial forces, including solar activity and cosmic rays, not carbon dioxide. If you still believe in the theory that carbon dioxide causes climate change,
CLICK HERE to watch an excellent lecture by Jasper Kirkby at the Cern, one of Europe's most highly respected centers for scientific research.
Astrophysicists have discovered that changes in the rate of cosmic ray inflow cause climate change and that solar activity shields the earth from cosmic rays. They haven't completely worked out the mechanism yet, but they think it has to do with cosmic rays causing cloud formation and clouds reflecting sunlight back into space.
So who is the best climate predictor of the year? Obviously, that honor goes to Piers Corbyn and his fellow astrophysicists. Who is the worst? Al Gore, followed closely by Gov. Schwarzenegger and the U.N.'s IPCC. The last entrant's mischief-making has already cost the U.S. billion of dollars and brought Spain to the edge of bankruptcy, and it promises to make China the principal beneficiary of any further action.
Also of interest:
The Abiding Faith Of Warm-ongers
There's a mini ice age coming, says man who beats weather experts
What is the point of continuing the global warming lie? Perhaps it lies in the UN agenda?
Remember this? New World Order
We could go on with these questions, but this post is already too long.
More lies and deceptions - most of which are centered around global redistribution of wealth, global control of wealth, the formation of world unions, the decline of America as a 'world power', the rise of Islam, persecution of Christians on a world-wide basis, and the rise of a world governance.
The lies protect the hidden agenda, and as people go about their daily business, this agenda moves forward at an alarming rate.
Its the same agenda that we see in end-of-days biblical prophecy. All of the above items seen above (and more) are integral to a world governance and a world economy. It is coming sooner than one might believe - all you have to do is to remove the curtain of ignorance and denial to see it.
The ignorance required for this agenda to move forward is breathtaking. It is assisted by the media telling us that these ideas are: "just crazy conspiracy theories...Nothing to see here...Move along and go about your daily business." Such denials of reality are what we are told to think.
Fortunately, we have the Holy Bible as our guide, and as a result of the prophetic scriptures we know what is coming.
What we are told to think by the deceived and ignorant (willingly or not) humans is irrelevant to us.
We can discern the truth by using the scriptures to direct our thinking - not from the media directing our thought.
The thanks goes to God - Our God - The God of the Holy Bible - for giving us the TRUTH and thanks goes to God for informing us of the generational signs, so that we would be prepared and knowledgeable in these last days. He knew that the truth would be elusive in these days, and as the apostle Peter informed us - during these days of lies and deceptions:
"And we have the word of the prophets made more certain and you will do well to pay attention to it, as a light shining in a dark place." (2 Peter 1:19).
Amen. Thank you God for revealing the truth as we patiently await the coming of Christ Jesus.