Russia, China, and Syria

The world is very concerned with Russia invading Ukraine, as I am. I’m hoping for and I truly believe that conflict will get sorted out very quickly. At least that is my prayer.

One of my bigger concerns for the past couple of years has been China. When will they make their move into Taiwan. That would put the US military looking directly down the barrel of The Chinese military. Of course we never know what the Biden administration will do, he may just hold a press conference turn his back and walk out of the room and declare victory.

Because of my great love for Israel and Bible prophecy. I am much more concerned with what could happen with Russia and their alliance with Syria in the Middle East. Whatever happens in all three of these hotspots in the world today, we are truly living in a time of wars and rumors of wars which predict catastrophic happenings in the Middle East with Israel and the other Arab countries.

My hope and prayer of course is for peace around the globe. But knowing the bad actors involved in all three of these scenarios, leaves me little hope for any kind of peace beyond the temporary.

Putin Speech from 2016

I just saw this, very interesting to say thee least. Especially with what is happening now.

In 2016, Putin warned of an international push for a New World Order that will remove national sovereignty. Putin said that states are abandoning their moral values, that are rooted in Christianity, which will cause people to lose their human dignity and be the downfall of Western civilization. He also states the political correctness in these countries will lead to the legitimization of parties that promote the propaganda of pedophilia.

Michigan Moms Raise $39,000 to Feed Convoy Truckers in Detroit as Biden Regime Tells Justin Trudeau to Drive Out Convoy with an Even TOUGHER Clampdown

The Biden White House urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to use federal powers to quell the truck blockade that has halted flow of commerce on the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario. The Associated Press reported that DHS Secretary Mayorkas and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urged Canadian officials to help resolve the…

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Is the U.S. Ready for a Russian Invasion of Eastern Europe?By JERRY HENDRIXJanuary 20, 2022 6:00 AMShare on Facebook

The Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, along with Poland, Slovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria, are all watching Vladimir Putin’s military buildup in eastern Europe with great unease. Each of them was controlled by Russia during its previous incarnation as the Soviet Union, and none of them wishes to return to that subjugation. That’s why they originally sought membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and have increased their own defense spending to meet, and in some cases surpass, the 2-percent-of-GDP goal that the alliance first agreed upon in 2014. NATO membership brings with it the guarantee of security that the U.S. has provided to Europe for 70 years, and with an aggressive Russia looming to the East, security is very much a concern.

There are, however, several problems with this calculation. First, the botched withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan and the abandonment of American citizens and loyal allies there have dealt a significant blow to the U.S.’s credibility everywhere else. Second, the U.S. Army, the linchpin of security in Europe, largely returned to the United States years ago. Finally, due to Russia’s investments in anti-access area-denial weapons at its enclave in Kaliningrad, the U.S. Navy can no longer get Army units to Europe in time to blunt a Russian onslaught should one occur. Russia has amassed a force of over 100,000 troopsalong its border with Ukraine, including formations of heavy artillery, armored troop carriers, and main battle tanks. It has also already initiated cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure in Ukraine. If Russian forces should suddenly roll over Ukraine and then position themselves to threaten the Baltic nations, Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria, NATO will find it difficult to respond quickly.

As part of the European Defense Initiative, the U.S. has built a cache of pre-positioned ordnance, including enough equipment for an armored brigade, in Poland. The men needed to make use of that equipment and man the tanks and armored personnel carriers would be flown in from the United States at the first sign of trouble. Additionally, NATO has established a response-force brigade (5,000 personnel) and enhanced forward-presence battalions (400 personnel), but it must be admitted that these will serve as nothing more than a speed bump if Russia initiates a rolling start and then sprints across Ukraine, a nation that is just under 800 miles wide and possesses modern road and rail systems. Should they meet with minimal resistance, Russia’s armored forces, with adequate logistical support, could cross Ukraine and be on NATO’s doorstep in ten days or less. They would confront a NATO ill-prepared for the threat they posed.

Over the past 20 years, NATO nations have decreased their investments in mobile armor and artillery, by far the most expensive of the ground forces, and the United States has not only followed this path but also pulled its last permanently based armored unit out of Europe. The U.S. Army, which once fielded numerous armored divisions of up to 12,000 to 16,000 men each, now retains but one, although there are smaller armored brigade combat teams (BCTs) incorporated into the six standing infantry divisions and one mountain division that remain in the active force. The simple truth that few wish to reckon with is that, aside from air-power assets — the F-35 would most certainly get its baptism-by-fire against Russia’s fighters and its advanced S-400 missiles — under the best circumstances only one or two U.S. armored brigades would be available during the first 72 hours. Thus, only 10,000 men, some transported by air to join up with pre-positioned equipment and others previously assigned to the region as part of a rotational force, would be available to aid our European allies and blunt a rolling Russian assault.

Iran Launches Three New Satellites into Space for Research Purposes

According to reports, the purpose of sending the satellites into space is research-related; Hosseini: The country is seeking to build solid-fuel satellite carriers shortly.

On Thursday, Iran released video evidence that it sent three new satellites into space this week via the Simorgh space-launch vehicle (SLV), claiming they will be used for research purposes. According to Iran’s Defense Ministry, the rocket launch carried “research payloads” that are expected to reach an altitude of 470 kilometers (292 miles).

One Iranian state media outlet boasted that the launch revealed Iran’s “indigenous space capability and the ability to launch small satellites.” The outlet reported that it also displayed “the development of launchers with higher capabilities, the design and development of Imam Khomeini space center, and the satellite on Simorgh, included in the country’s space industry program.”

As noted by The Jerusalem Post, the Iranians have been increasingly developing their space program in recent years. One source even added that the Republic is hoping to produce “solid-fuel satellite carriers” soon.

The alleged research launch comes at a time when nuclear talks between Tehran and the international community remain underway.

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Israel Military Action

Suspected Israeli Strike Targets Iranian Assets at Syria’s Lattakia Port

by Behold Israel December 7, 2021 11:00

State media is reporting that Israeli fighter jets targeted the Lattakia Port overnight on Monday; Multiple targets are reported to have been hit, which were likely connected to Tehran; Initial reports indicate no injuries.

The west coast of Syria experienced an overnight series of strikes on Monday at the Lattakia Port, located on the Mediterranean Sea. According to Syrian State media, Israeli fighter jets are responsible for the attack. Israel has carried out many attacks in Syria to combat Iranian entrenchment. However, an attack on a port is considered rare.

Initial reports suggest that shipping containers were struck, which could be seen on fire in the aftermath. The Lattakia Port is a vital destination for imports, making it very possible that if Israel had any involvement, it was likely that Iranian military assets were the primary target.

Online video showed explosions taking place. Several hours after the strike, injuries are yet to be reported.

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Iraq Military Base Housing US Contractors Targeted By Five Explosive DronesBy Behold Israel, Jun 10, 2021

Multiple drones targeted Balad Airbase in northern Iraq on Wednesday, resulting in no casualties; Iranian-backed militias have been the culprit in past attacks; A base at Baghdad International Airport was also targeted.

Another attack occurred in Iraq on Wednesday, targeting the Balad Airbase located north of Baghdad. No casualties or even damage was reported following the event, and like previous attacks, Iranian-backed militia groups are suspected to be the source. Balad has been a frequent hotspot for Iranian-sponsored attacks due to the US presence.

In what is a certain concern for the US military, the attacks this week took place via explosive suicide drones that are difficult for the US military to detect on its radar systems due to the low altitude at which the drones fly.

An additional attack was reported as having taken place at the Baghdad International Airport, where another base is located. Several injuries have been inflicted due to these recurring militia attacks, and one foreign contractor was killed several weeks ago.

One source has reported that the US military is now offering a significant reward for anyone who can offer information regarding the source of Wednesday’s attack.

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Post-Conflict, UN Human Rights Council Opens Ludicrous Investigation Into Alleged Israel War CrimesBy Behold Israel, May 28, 2021

On the heels of the two-week conflict between Hamas (Gaza) and Israel, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved an investigation into supposed war crimes committed by Israel; Israeli Foreign Ministry: The decision is a moral stain on the international community and the UN.

Just days after Hamas (Gaza) and Israel agreed to a unilateral ceasefire, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened an investigation into alleged Israel war crimes and human rights violations. The 11-day conflict came to an end on Friday morning, May 21st, but it’s critical to remember how it began in the first place – Hamas firing multiple rockets towards the capital city of Israel, Jerusalem.

The UNHRC voted 24-9 in favor of the investigation, including 14 abstentions. It is also worth noting that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation brought the resolution to the table, which has a longstanding sympathy for the Palestinians.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said that the probe “completely ignores the 4,300 rockets toward Israeli citizens” and added that it is a “moral stain on the international community and the UN.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined the criticism, stating that the UNHRC clearly has a “blatant anti-Israel obsession.” He added that the “automatic majority at the council whitewashes a genocidal terrorist organization that deliberately targets Israeli civilians while turning Gaza’s civilians into human shields.”

Not only did Hamas initiate the violence that ensued, but it fired over 4,000 rockets in total, sometimes harming its own people. Furthermore, the acts of terror that came out of Gaza resulted in the deaths of several Israeli civilians. As Hamas continued to launch rockets, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) retaliated with numerous airstrikes throughout the Strip. 

And while the UNHRC cites the Jewish state for potential human rights violations, it’s worth noting that it’s Hamas that strategically establishes itself in civilian areas and compounds, creating human shields for itself as noted by the PM.

It was perhaps Defense Minister Benny Gantz who said it best, stating that the decision “ends all legitimacy for the Human Rights Council’s continued existence.”

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Christian Chaplain Reported To Anti-Terrorism Program For LGBT Sermon

Ok Last week PNW reported to you on the story of Päivi Räsänen in Finland, where she serves as a Member of Parliament and was formerly Minister of the Interior.
She is facing 6 years in jail for ‘hate speech’ crimes which include sharing her opinion on marriage and human sexuality on social media from a Biblical perspective.
Now in the UK we have The Reverend Dr Bernard Randall being reported to the British government’s anti-terrorism program for delivering a sermon in which he told pupils that it is acceptable to question and disagree with far-left LGBT ideology being taught at the school.
Dr. Randall served as the chaplain at Trent College which although claiming support of ‘the Protestant and Evangelical principles of the Church of England’- invited the far left education group Educate and Celebrate to help “embed gender, gender identity and sexual orientation into the fabric of the school”

Iranian Factory Near Qom Faces Significant Explosion by Behold Israel

A chemical factory in central Iran experienced a massive explosion on Sunday, resulting in the arrival of well over a dozen firefighting vehicles; The source of the explosion remains unknown.

Qom, located in central Iran, was rocked by a massive explosion on Sunday in one of its chemical factories, resulting in the injury of at least two firefighters. Reports indicate that upwards of 20 fire engines had to arrive on the scene to help put out the fire, consisting of approximately 150 firefighters. The particular site of interest is the Movaledan chemical factory.

According to one representative from the fire department, two of the fire engines involved caught fire following multiple explosions that occurred. Online video showed how dark smoke filled the sky in the immediate area. One of two firefighters injured in Sunday’s event remains in critical condition.

Initial reports revealed that the cause of the blast remains unknown, much like the series of explosions and fires that took place throughout the Islamic Republic in the summer of 2020. Sunday’s explosion took place during a time when tensions are on the rise between Iran and Israel. Iran blamed Israel for the series of explosions that occurred last year.

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