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Just another factor in the elite’s multi point plan for chaos and destruction.  October looks like it may be month for the convergence.  

It is sad to have to say this, but we can’t trust anything we think we know.  Our information has been controlled propaganda for many years already.  Just as the Chinese media is controlled.   So, we have no clue really what is going on, who is behind it, is real or Memorex.  We have no idea what the outcome will be.  Then again, we do.  We know that their goal is a one world dictatorship, so we can pretty much bet that when the dust settles, it will not be freedom and truth that prevails!   We know that the Bible tells us there WILL BE a One World Dictatorship.  We also KNOW who is really in charge.  ULTIMATELY TRUTH WILL BE VICTORIOUS!

All I can say is be prepared for anything to happen in the next few weeks and months.  Be prayed up.  Get right with GOD.  Put on your ARMOR and stand FEARLESS for the TRUTH!  

UPDATE: 10/27/2021; 5:42:06 PM

Russia war fears erupt as Putin’s artillery blown up on Kremlin’s doorstep https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/… Ukrainian forces seize village of Staromaryevka — Donetsk Republic https://tass.com/world/1354741 Russia is probing into reports Kiev used Turkish drone in Donbass — Lavrov https://tass.com/world/1354707 WARS AND RUMORS OF WAR NEWS 10-27-21 https://www.facebook.com/butusov.yuri… Ukraine uses Turkish combat drones to strike Russian military in Donbas https://uawire.org/ukraine-uses-turki…





Today we start with the border situation between nuclear powers India and China. India for it’s part has slammed the Chinese government for passing a new law regarding its borders as India claims it could adversely effect the ongoing border disputes. From the San Diego Union Tribune.

India criticized China on Wednesday for passing a new land boundary law which it said could impact the two countries’ long-running border dispute.

Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India expects that China will avoid taking actions under the new law that could unilaterally alter the situation in India-China border areas.

Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key areas along their border ended in a stalemate earlier this month, failing to ease a 17-month standoff that has sometimes led to deadly clashes,

Chinese lawmakers approved the law at a meeting on Sunday of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress.

It stipulates that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China are sacred and inviolable. “The state shall take measures to safeguard territorial integrity and land boundaries and guard against and combat any act that undermines territorial sovereignty and land boundaries,” it says.

Bagchi said India and China earlier agreed to seek a fair and mutually acceptable resolution of their border dispute. Read the rest HERE.

Even the Council of Foreign relations, definitely a pro New world order organization, has weighed in on the border disputes between India and China and how it concerns U.S. foreign policy. While the author seems to favor bolstering India both economically and militarily as a bulwark against China, he also urges caution as no one knows how much China will tolerate what it perceives as U.S. interference in it’s own backyard. Here is more on that article.

Successive U.S. administrations have sought to nurture a more robust U.S.-India strategic partnership to counter an increasingly powerful and assertive China. Now that the U.S.-China relationship has entered a phase President Biden has described as one of “extreme competition,” the importance of closer U.S.-India ties has only risen. But so too have the risks, particularly those associated with the possibility of an armed confrontation between China and India. Aside from potentially drawing the United States into such a confrontation, conflict between China and India would threaten to disrupt the global economy, undermine regional development, and have considerable humanitarian consequences depending on its eventual scale. If India is weakened militarily and economically in the process, its value as a counterweight to China and the broader U.S. goal of countering China’s regional influence would also be undermined. Read the rest here.

Next we move over to the Ukraine where the Ukrainian army has used a drone in combat against a Russian artillery position inside the Donbas region. Here’s more from UAwire.org.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces used Turkish Bayraktar drones in the Donbas  for the first time.

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the drones were used to destroy the enemy artillery that was firing near the village of Granitne near Donetsk.

Ukraine purchased the drone systems from Turkey in 2019 and up until now used them only for reconnaissance functions.

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, this time a drone was used to strike howitzers, which were firing at the positions of the Ukrainian military.

One Ukrainian soldier was wounded after pro-Russian militants began shelling Ukrainian positions. The Ukrainian Armed Forces sent a request for an immediate ceasefire through the OSCE, but there was no response, the Ukrainian General Staff said.

Bayraktars were used because “the Russians were firing from a distance of more than 15 kilometers”, and this is “too far for the Ukrainian Armed Forces to be able to identify and destroy the firing positions using standard means,” said volunteer Roman Donnik.

The Ukrainian journalist Yuriy Butusov revealed the details of the operation, citing informed sources. According to him, the pro-Russian militants shelled positions of the Ukrainian 93d Brigade using D-30 howitzers near the village of Granitne. As a result of the shelling, a Ukrainian serviceman was mortally wounded.

“Response” arrived very quickly in the form of a combat Bayraktar TB2 drone, Butusov said.“For the first time, the Ukrainian Armed Forces used Bayraktar during counter-battery warfare, and the Russian howitzer was destroyed by a guided munition,” the journalist wrote.

According to Butusov, the Russians deployed their artillery battery right on the road without hiding it. They were sure that this would go unpunished, as they were firing from a long distance.

According to Butusov, Russia uses electronic warfare and air defense systems in this area. However, the Russians could not detect the drone.

“After this strike, the Russian artillery crews scattered through the bushes, and this artillery battery stopped its fire,” the journalist wrote. More on that story here.

Russia for it’s part is NOT happy about these developments and has warned Ukraine about escalating the conflict by using these suicide drones from Turkey. From the Express in the UK.

RUSSIA war fears have been sparked after Ukrainian armed forces destroyed artillery equipment on Tuesday.

Russian officials have also accused Ukraine of attempting to escalate tensions in the region. 

“Only Ukraine’s plans are becoming more evident and clear.

Kiev is deliberately seeking to ruin any formats of agreements and their implementation.”

Further claiming its pursuit for peace, Vladimir Putin insisted Russia was committed to implementing the Minsk agreement. Read more here.

That sums up my war/rumors of war report for today. Please share the information with those you know! God bless and take care!




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Will 2021 Boast The Reddest October Ever?

by Sam Honnold

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It has been 104 years since the famed October Bolshevik Revolution established the USSR, the world`s first communist nation-state.  Tsar Nicholas and his family were murdered unceremoniously along with literal millions of good Christian Russians.  Vladimir I. Lenin had added the crucial final ingredient to the communist ideology–democide–institutionalized mass murder.

Since that fateful month, there have been many communist takeovers in the world, as well as attempted takeovers repelled at great cost and with great loss of life.  In Cambodia, 1/3 of the entire nation’s population was liquidated after the US withdrawal from neighboring Vietnam (a disaster to which Biden’s botched Afghan withdrawal has been repeatedly compared).  Those hunted to extermination included all members of civil government, all schoolteachers, and all persons over 30 years of age.  Communism has always presented itself as peaceful and just (a person who does not speak or understand English is ironically  blasting John Lennon’s “Imagine” at a high volume in the street as I write this) but in practice has always included megadeath-level mass executions of good people in every place where it’s bitter root has taken hold.  Recently the dragon has arisen–Red China, the communist world leader and belligerent nuclear superpower, openly bidding for world domination and a the destruction of all good people of every color, this time over the whole globe!  This October day, the tide may have shifted as the militaries of historically Western, free nations have assembled off the coast of Red China,  with an amassing of firepower never before seen in the history of the world. Neither side can afford to back down or bluff.  The titans will clash, and soon.  The Pacific will be red with blood as many small nations fight for their existence and the great nations of the world stand with them!

Yesterday Stripes.com reported that THREE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS had assembled in the Philippine sea, two US supercarriers with nuclear propulsion and the flagship of the British fleet, Her Majesty’s Ship Queen Elizabeth (The newest and perhaps most advanced carrier in the world).  The truth is that the Japan Self Defense Force Ship JS Izumo also sailed in the combined fleet.  This ship TODAY proved F-35B interoperability (Confirming Trump’s promise that she would carry the F-35 along with her sister ship), and brings the fleet total to FOUR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS!  Some of these ships have been spotted on satellite through the night having entered the South China Sea (crossing China’s “line in the sand”) and sailed north toward the heart of regional tension, the Taiwan Strait. In addition to NUMEROUS NEW WEAPON SYSTEMS carried by this fleet (buildup reported on this blog for more than a year), TODAY the F-35A qualified to carry the new B61-12 NUCLEAR BOMB in dual tests dropping non-nuclear mock B61-12s at both RAF Lakenheath, England and Nellis Air Force Base Nevada, USA. This weapon (able to be carried in the internal bay of the F-35 A and C variants for discreet carriage in full 5th generation stealth configuration) is guided to strike within 30 meters and has adjustable yield for proportional response (0.3kt, 1.5kt, 10kt, 50kt).  The aircraft having passed qualification, I suspect this weapon system is fully active although it was scheduled for deployment in 2022 and full delivery in 2025.  The B61-12 can also be carried on hard points on the F-16 in service with the Taiwan’s Republic of China Air Force, and F-15 Strike Eagle employed by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, in case one of these allies were to come into possession of such a weapon to save themselves from annihilation.

Many other nations understand the gravity of this confontation and have drilled repeatedly with US and UK forces, including Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and that mighty and populous nuclear power, India, whose mountainous land border (according to Hal Turner last night) was threatened by the arrival of another 100,000 Chinese troops!


War Between The U.S. And China Is Coming

War Between the U.S. and China

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron prepares to launch during Red Flag 20-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 3, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

War is coming.

Or it will be, without a major and sustained change in how Washington forms policies in the Indo-Pacific region. China, the United States, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, and even the UK are engaged in a dangerous, escalating game. Each is contributing to an ever-escalating cycle of threatening moves and countermoves that could lead, not to a Cold War, but a conflict of white-hot intensity – with potentially catastrophic consequences for America.

The primary catalyst for this growing danger is the struggle between the United States and China. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. has been the= the world’s sole superpower. Facing a world that adds China as a major power (along with a strengthening Russia), is something few in Washington are willing to passively accept.

Except for a few notable exceptions over the past few decades, China has not been much of a factor in great power competition. In fact, China was virtually taken off the global stage at the end of World War II because of the severe damage they had suffered at the hands of Japan during the war and the destructive 20-year civil war they inflicted on themselves.

The U.S. and China fought each other in a sharp but brief period during the Korean War—but once the armistice was signed in 1953, things between the two populous countries moved to the back burner, especially given the ascendancy of the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union.

After the initial Soviet nuclear test in 1949, Moscow and Washington began an arms race that included massive land armies and exploding numbers of nuclear weapons. The world quickly divided into two camps around the Americans and Soviets. China was then a backwards, undeveloped country that was more concerned with trying to feed its people – amidst Chinese leader Mao’s slaughter of millions of his own people – than playing any role in the international stage.  The Cold War balance of power was roughly stabilized until the 1990s when everything changed.

In 1991 the U.S. led a massive coalition of armies and air forces to the Middle East to fight Iraq in Desert Storm, crushing what at the time was the fifth largest army in the world. Barely a year later the USSR imploded and collapsed, exiting the world stage. That left the United States as the winner of the Cold War and in the position of undisputed global supremacy in both economic and military terms. China was then only just beginning to emerge into global markets. Now 30 years later, things have changed.

Following Desert Storm, China made a concerted effort to study the American way of war to build a force that could someday defeat the U.S. military. Over the past 20 years, China has been increasing its defense spending an eye-popping average of 10% per year.

According to the Department of Defense’s most recent annual report to Congress on Chinese military capabilities, China has militarily reached near parity with the U.S. in the region, and “(i)ndeed, as this report shows, China is already ahead of the United States in certain areas.” By 2049, the DoD report goes on to say, China intends on producing a “world class” military. As is crucial to note in this period of rising danger, however, military capacity does not equal intent.

For example, during the Cold War the USSR had upwards of 50,000 tanks in Europe, tens of thousands of fighter and bomber aircraft, a massive navy, and thousands more nuclear weapons than the U.S. (by 1986 the USSR had mindboggling 45,000 nuclear warheads) – yet were successfully deterred without having to ever fire a shot. There is every reason to believe that China can likewise be perpetually deterred from launching an unprovoked attack against America.

The continued advancement of China’s conventional military power makes it entirely reasonable for Washington to maintain its high caliber global military power and even to strengthen our readiness capacity. But we must be very careful to guard against the mindset that war with China is inevitable, because as humans are often wont to do, such fears can often lead to self-fulfilling prophesies. Already we are dangerously close to such a place – and the potential for catastrophic war keeps rising apace.

As China’s military continues its rapid multi-decade modernization drive, it has concurrently become bolder, and more confident in itself. Chinese authorities are likewise becoming more comfortable threatening to retake Taiwan by force, recently warning anyone who gets in their way will “have their heads bashed bloody against a Great Wall of steel.” This increasing assertiveness from China is being matched in the West.

The Pentagon has added new military bases in the region, requested $27 billion from Congress to expand military capacity in the Indo-Pacific region, and has warned that China will seize Taiwan in the near future; many leading figures in the U.S. openly advocate for giving direct security guarantees to Taiwan. Australian military leaders privately believe a war with China over Taiwan is a “high likelihood.” Japanese leaders openly say they would consider a Chinese invasion of Taiwan to be an existential threat and would join any U.S. war against China.

China regards the recent deal between Washington, London, and Canberra to build nuclear submarines in Australia as a direct military challenge to Beijing. The continued military enhancement of ‘The Quad’ is likewise focused on a potential military clash between Western powers and China – while China continues to build militarized islands in the South China Sea, cracks down on freedoms in Hong Kong, and dramatically increases combat air sorties near Taiwan.

Each move by one party spawns an increase in rhetoric by the opposing side, often accompanied by a corresponding counteraction of their own – which in turn prompts the first party to angrily react and take yet another escalatory action. And the cycle continues.

This is how major wars start.

America, Taiwan, Australia, Japan, the UK, and even China all have some valid security concerns in their disputes with each other. But all are presently locked in a series of ever-escalating moves and rhetoric that serve to incrementally chip away at the psychological barrier to engaging in open war.

The more the U.S. and its allies treat China as an enemy and talk about how they can and should defend Taiwan, the easier it is for our military leaders to consider “the military option.” The more China verbally blasts Taiwanese leaders, sends fighter jets near Taipei, and makes emotional arguments to its own people, the lower the barrier becomes for them to choose a lethal solution to “the Taiwan question.”

We all need to be crystal clear on one thing: a large-scale conventional war that pits the United States and its allies on one side against China on the other will be catastrophic for all, beyond what anyone can presently imagine.

Both the United States and China have modern missile forces with enormous range and explosive power, surface and sub-surface warships that can attack targets thousands of miles away, and air power that delivers death from great distances.  There would be no “winning” such a war; one side will eventually emerge less damaged than the other – or it could go nuclear, and both could be devastated. Millions could perish as a result.

U.S. leaders need to sober up and consider the profound – and potentially unrecoverable – damage we could suffer from such a war. The cold, hard truth for the United States and our allies is there is nothing at stake between China and Taiwan that is worth the potential loss of hundreds of thousands of U.S. casualties in a conventional war with China – or the loss of millions if it goes nuclear.

Even if China took Taiwan by force, their military would likely suffer egregious losses in the process, and would be greatly weakened in the region for a decade or more – while the U.S. and our allies would remain at full military strength. We would have more than ample time to increase our Pacific forces to defend against even the prospect that China might one day have greater territorial designs.

But it bears repeating: even in the bad case that China militarily conquers Taiwan, the United States military would still be at full strength while China would be seriously degraded. At that time we would have an even greater level of security from Chinese attack than we do now.

It is therefore of the most profound importance that Washington do everything in its power to ensure our Armed Forces remain at peak readiness levels, but privately rule out a military response to a Chinese attack on Taiwan. There are other diplomatic and economic tools we can use to impose punishing consequences on China if they do take Taiwan by force, further elevating our advantage over them.

U.S. Army Missiles

Soldiers of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, fire a rocket from a M142 high mobility rocket system during a decisive action training environment exercise on Oct. 4, 2016.

The absolute worst course of action, however, is to choose to fight China – on their terms, in their backyard, where they have regional military superiority – over Taiwan. There is no way we could guarantee a lasting victory and end up in a more secure place than we are today – and would be risking an outright military defeat, or even a devastating nuclear strike on our homeland. If we base our decisions on a cold and rational calculation of military reality, we will avoid war; if we base it on hubris, pride, and emotion, we will almost certainly choose poorly and suffer the predictable consequences.

God help us if we choose the latter.

Now a 1945 Contributing Editor, Daniel L. Davis is a Senior Fellow for Defense Priorities and a former Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army who deployed into combat zones four times. He is the author of “The Eleventh Hour in 2020 America.” Follow him @DanielLDavis1


Chinese State Media Warns U.S.: ‘War May Be Triggered At Any Time’ Over Taiwan


After Chinese warplanes invaded Taiwan’s air defense identification zone over the weekend, a newspaper that is run by the Communist Chinese government warned this week that war between China and those countries backing Taiwan, such as the United States, could be “triggered at any time.”

The Global Times wrote:

The peaceful atmosphere that existed in the area only a few years ago has all but disappeared, and the DPP authorities now openly refer to PLA fighters as “enemy aircraft.” They have constantly hyped up claims that they are at the forefront of the so-called democratic world to resist “authoritarian rule.” The strategic collusion between the US and Japan and the DPP authorities is becoming more audacious, and the situation across the Taiwan Straits has almost lost any room for maneuver teetering on the edge of a face-off, creating a sense of urgency that the war may be triggered at any time.

“The secessionist forces on the island will never be allowed to secede Taiwan from China under whatever names or by whatever means, and, the island will not be allowed to act as an outpost of the US’ strategic containment against China,” The Global Times warned.

“The curtain of preparations for a comprehensive military struggle by the Chinese mainland has obviously been drawn open,” The Global Times wrote. “… it has increasingly become the new mainstream public opinion on the Chinese mainland that the mainland should make earnest preparations based on the possibility of combat.”

The paper concluded, “If the US and the DPP authorities do not take the initiative to reverse the current situation, the Chinese mainland’s military punishment for ‘Taiwan independence’ secessionist forces will eventually be triggered. Time will prove that this warning is not just a verbal threat.”

“Almost 150 Chinese warplanes have breached Taiwan’s airspace since Friday, including 56 jets on Monday in a dramatic escalation of Chinese aggression against the self-governing democracy,” The Daily Mail noted.

On Tuesday, President Biden Joe Biden said, “’I’ve spoken with Xi about Taiwan. We agree…we’ll abide by the Taiwan agreement.”

On Monday, the Global Times tweeted a chilling warning: “Since Taiwan authorities are preparing for war, let’s see whether Australia is willing to accompany Taiwan separatist regime to become cannon fodder.”

On Tuesday, Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen wrote in Foreign Affairs of democratic countries around the world, “They should remember that if Taiwan were to fall, the consequences would be catastrophic for regional peace and the democratic alliance system. It would signal that in today’s global contest of values, authoritarianism has the upper hand over democracy.”

The Global Times warned on Tuesday, “There is no force in the world whose will to ‘defend Taiwan’ is stronger than China’s will to fight against secession and achieve reunification. To be precise, they are completely incomparable. China dares to have a life-and-death fight against any force that hinders our reunification, but no force dares or is willing to fight to the death against the world’s second largest economy, as well as a nuclear power, in order to prevent China’s reunification.”

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Taiwan could spark a war between America and China

7 October 2021; 4:11 PM

Some time between now and the next 10 years war between the United States and Communist China is certain. The only questions are when and how it will start — and how many millions of people will die.

Why would I dare make such a bold prediction? Simple. History has conspired to create the perfect mix: trillions of dollars in trade up for grabs, a geopolitical rivalrymilitary tensions, bad blood, competing national egos and a quest for tech dominance. Washington and Beijing seem on the way to a world war the likes of which mankind has never before seen.

And the most likely spark for this war is Taiwan. An island nation — sorry, Beijing, but it is, in fact, a nation — of 23 million people has embraced a messy form of democracy that is considered by Chinese president Xi Jinping to be an existential threat to his Communist party. Wave after wave of Chinese fighter jets and bombers are edging ever closer to Taiwan, while Beijing continues to warn that Taipei is nothing more than a renegade province that must be made to heel — or some day face invasion and destruction. For Xi, every day that Taiwan remains a democracy is a clear reminder to the Chinese on the mainland that there is an alternative to the CCP — and that simply cannot stand.

None of this comes as a surprise to anyone who has been watching the region for say the last decade or so. China has been steadily building up its offensive capabilities for this moment, telling anyone who will listen that before it becomes a military superpower it must first dominate the island, ensuring that Washington can never again interfere with its wants and needs — or hand it a serious military defeat. The subjugation and/or military conquest of Taiwan is the clear central focus of such a strategy.

But before we get to talk of a war, let’s consider for a moment how we could get there. The crisis would most likely be triggered by some sort of accident. History shows this can happen: consider the 2001 US-China EP-3 crisis when an American fighter jet and Chinese spy plane collided in midair, sparking a showdown that briefly turned our world upside down. While the Bush administration at the time issued a strange apology to Beijing, allowing tensions to cool, there is no chance that China, America, or Taiwan would back down today.

While we can try to game what each side might or might not do, I fear China would love an excuse to use its newfound offensive prowess. As Beijing understands all too well, its military capabilities — centered on thousands of ballistic and cruise missiles that could wipe out nearby US military bases and naval assets — are geared towards striking in a surprise attack with massive force. That means Chinese generals could convince President Xi that now is the time for war. China could attempt their very own shock-and-awe style of attack, destroying all the staging areas and forward-deployed assets America and its allies would need to battle China.

Beijing would hope to do so much damage, obliterate so many bases, sink so many aircraft carriers, that Washington would need to come across the Pacific and fight its way back to save Taiwan from eventual enslavement. The bet would be that Team Biden, having no stomach to stay in Afghanistan with just 2,500 troops, would not risk a nuclear war for an island most Americans can’t even find on a map.

In fact, a Pearl Harbor-style bolt from the blue after a crisis broke out might just be irresistible to China. While Beijing loves to boast that its economy will surpass America’s and its military is now the second largest on Earth, China’s rise has clearly peaked. In fact, as the years pass, Beijing will rapidly age, with hundreds of millions of Chinese becoming elderly at a rapid pace. Combined with a mounting level of debt that rarely gets much press, the Chinese Communist party knows all too well that if it wants to kick the US out of Asia for good and achieve its dream of superpower status through armed conflict, now might just be the best time. And with America clearly reorienting its military posture towards Asia, the clock is ticking.

Yet before you start practicing duck-and-cover, there is hope. I have always been of the mindset that the Chinese people, seeing the example of a democratic Taiwan, and growing richer by the second, won’t forever allow the CCP to control their destiny. My great hope is an awakening will see the destruction of the Chinese Communist party and the rise of a free government in Beijing.

If not, America and Communist China will find themselves in an armed conflict. It’s just a matter of when.