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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Four Ways The Ukraine Crisis Could Escalate To Use Of Nuclear Weapons

Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of War


Hey Barack....this is the Nobel Committee calling....we want our Peace Prize back!!

Over the term of office of the current occupier of the White House, the world has raced closer to war than away from it.  Wasn't Barack Obama expected to be the messianic political leader that would bridge the world together?  Hardly.  But another will come, (the Antichrist), and he will appear to do what Obama failed to do.  That false peace of the Antichrist will not last.

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Mark 13:7 NIV

Europe:
Four Ways The Ukraine Crisis Could Escalate To Use Of Nuclear Weapons
One facet of the regional military balance that bears watching is the presence of so-called nonstrategic nuclear weapons on both sides.  Once called tactical nuclear weapons, these missiles, bombs and other devices were bought during the Cold War to compensate for any shortfalls in conventional firepower during a conflict.  According to Amy Woolf of the Congressional Research Service, the U.S. has about 200 such weapons in Europe, some of which are available for use by local allies in a war.  Woolf says Russia has about 2,000 nonstrategic nuclear warheads in its active arsenal — many of them within striking distance of Ukraine — and that successive revisions of Russian military strategy appear “to place a greater reliance on nuclear weapons” to balance the U.S. advantage in high-tech conventional weapons.
A 2011 study by the respected RAND Corporation came to much the same conclusion, stating that Russian doctrine explicitly recognizes the possibility of using nuclear weapons in response to conventional aggression.  Not only does Moscow see nuclear use as a potential escalatory option in a regional war, but it also envisions using nuclear weapons to de-escalate a conflict.  This isn’t just Russian saber-rattling.  The U.S. and its NATO partners too envision the possibility of nuclear use in a European war.  
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2014/04/24/four-ways-the-ukraine-crisis-could-escalate-to-use-of-nuclear-weapons/

Satellite Images Reveal Massing Of 15,000 Ukraine Troops, Hundreds Of Tanks Around Slavyansk
Russian RIA Novosti reports that it has received satellite photos, "which clearly show the accumulation of a large number of Ukrainian military equipment and weapons on the border with the Russian Federation and in the vicinity of Slavyasnk." RIA cites a source in the Russian Defense Ministry, who commented that the pictures show a military formation designed "to wipe out the city and all its inhabitants from the face of the earth." According to source, the group has more than 15,000 troops from the Ukraine army and national guard, about 160 tanks, 230 infantry fighting vehicles and APCs, and as much as 150 mortars, howitzers and multiple launch rocket systems.

Russian and Ukrainian armies shaping up for initial military clash over Slavyansk

West threatens new Russia sanctions as Kiev warns of 'world war three'

Ukraine Fears Russian Invasion
http://www.voanews.com/content/ukraine-fears-russian-invasion-/1901612.html

Putin Halts All Talks With White House
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/25/exclusive-putin-halts-all-talks-with-white-house.html

Asia:
Kim Jong-Un tells N Korea soldiers to be ready for conflict with US
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chided his soldiers, telling them to be ready for "impending conflict with the United States," Pyongyang media reported Saturday as satellites showed a nuclear test could be near. The report comes as US President Barack Obama finishes up a two-day visit to South Korea, where he warned the North it faced tougher sanctions if the underground detonation went ahead. Kim, the supreme commander of the North's 1.2-million-strong armed forces often visits military units to deliver on-the-spot "guidance" on ways to strengthen preparedness.

North Korea preparing to develop its army to combat US 'military might'
North Korea will develop its military prowess in preparation for a potential confrontation with the United States, according to the hermit kingdom’s news agency. The Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said that leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday led a meeting of the Central Military Commission and “set forth important tasks for further developing the Korean People's Army and ways to do so” – a day after President Barack Obama warned the North of America’s military strength.

North Korea Develops “Doomsday Weapon” Against South
http://i-hls.com/2014/04/north-korea-develops-doomsday-weapon-south/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=north-korea-develops-doomsday-weapon-south

Obama to North Korea: U.S. ‘Will Not Hesitate to Use Our Military Might’
President Barack Obama warned North Korea on Saturday that the United States “will not hesitate to use our military might” to defend allies, showcasing U.S. power in the region amid China’s growing influence and Pyongyang’s unpredictable nuclear threats. Obama’s visit to Seoul comes as North Korea has threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test, leading Obama to raise the possibility of further sanctions.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/25/obama-to-north-korea-u-s-will-not-hesitate-to-use-our-military-might/

China splurging on military as US pulls back
China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes. Those numbers testify to huge increases in defense spending that have endowed China with the largest military budget behind the United States and fueled an increasingly large and sophisticated defense industry. 


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