War & Economics – Just Follow the Money

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You have pointed out that both Republicans and Democrats have voted for wars and they really seem to have no differences on this issue. You have said they use the social issues to distinguish themselves, but war and economics they seem to always agree. Do you have any insight on this phenomenon? Continue reading

China Is Steering the World Toward War

 

Satellite imagery shows China taking over the South China Sea, as it is with other trade routes globally. Both history and biblical prophecy show why this is extremely dangerous.

Tensions are rising between China and America.

Ever since Xi Jinping took over as general secretary of the Communist Party of China, his administration has been militarizing the South China Sea and working to push the United States out of East Asia. In two island chains, the Paracels and the Spratlys, China is building a series of man-made islands, 800 miles from China’s shore. These islands are being installed with antiaircraft batteries and fighter jets are stationed on them.

The Spratly Islands are claimed by the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. China is ignoring these nations’ territorial claims. China is being aggressive and provocative.

These militarized islands now function as forward bases for Beijing to challenge seven decades of American naval dominance in the Pacific Rim. This should alarm the world! Continue reading

Would China Launch a “Pearl Harbor-Style” Strike on America?

Whether the Chinese would launch a Pearl Harbor-style attack on America is debatable only by those who never learned from history and refuse to see the events building before their very eyes today. The CCP and PLA make quite clear in the following previous posts their objectives:

War Is Not Far from Us and Is the Midwife of the Chinese Century

China’s Military Threatens America: ‘We Will Hurt You’

China’s leader is telling the People’s Liberation Army to prepare for war

 

“Our military battle preparation appears to aim at Taiwan, but in fact is aimed at the United States, and the preparation is far beyond the scope of attacking aircraft carriers or satellites.”

Chinese Defense Minister Chi Haotian, December 2005.

 

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If Imperial Japan’s past turns out to be a Rising China’s prologue, Beijing could well order a Pearl Harbor-style attack on America, possibly within a decade.  Potential targets range from American aircraft carriers in the Taiwan Strait and bombers on the runways of Okinawa and Guam to the military satellite network serving as the eyes and ears of the U.S. high command.  Even civilian infrastructure like America’s electricity grid may be at risk.

If you believe that prediction to be alarmist, consider these historical parallels with another rising Asian power during the early 20th century. Continue reading

December 7, 1941—A Lesson We Can’t Afford to Forget

 

The lesson from Pearl Harbor is more relevant today than ever before. Continue reading

Report: Russia and China ‘March Together’ Against U.S.

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That is the assessment of an analysis by Artyom Lukin, a professor at Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University, which was published on September 8.

Mr. Lukin writes:

[T]he new edition of Sino-Russian alignment is unlikely to rupture anytime soon. Even though Russia and China have their share of disagreements and competing interests, they have no doubts about their main adversary—the United States. As long as Washington is seen by Moscow and Beijing as trying to contain them geopolitically and subvert their domestic political regimes, the entente between Russia and China will only grow stronger .…

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China Promotes View of Global History to Counter Western Narrative

There’s no doubt the United States has made its own mistakes in history, however, let there be no doubt that this is pure propaganda and a possible attempt to re-write history books. It’s also known that Japan was the aggressor and China the victim during World War II. But since then, things have changed and China has shown signs of its imperial ambitions throughout Asia and the rest of the world. They’ve threatened to nuke the U.S. dollar, promised hand-to-hand combat and to exterminate America. In addition to Chinese public consumption, let there be no doubt that America is the main targeted audience of this parade. We’ll see that when the PLA shows off their new nuclear ICBMs — which were built and designed to reach one country in mind.

 

China’s military parade to commemorate the end of World War II presents to the world a major view of global history from the Asian perspective radically different from the West’s, or Anglo-American narrative, diplomats and scholars told Sputnik.

“The September 3 celebrations will undoubtedly be an opportunity for Beijing to promote its views of history, Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Northeast Asia Analyst Shihoko Goto told Sputnik. Continue reading

Abe says Japan’s pacifist constitution may be revised by 2020

TOKYO – Japan’s nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the country’s pacifist post-World War II constitution which limits its military to self-defence could be amended by 2020.

In a New Year comment published in the conservative daily Sankei Shimbun on Wednesday, Abe predicted the constitution “will have been revised” by 2020 when Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics. Continue reading

Imperial Japan Rising?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe escalated tension in the already volatile Asia-Pacific region on December 26 when he made a controversial visit to the Yasukuni shrine. The visit came on the one-year anniversary of his tumultuous presidency. Abe’s leadership has been marked with a forcefulness not seen from Japan since World War II. Continue reading

Researchers in Hawaii find lost Japanese WWII mega-sub

The stories have been nothing new, but to actually find one drives up the interest level profoundly. Some years ago, the I-401 was found. The Panama Canal was to be bombed and destroyed by one or more in this series of subs, thus making it impossible for American warships to enter the Pacific, which could’ve changed the tide in the war. Both the I-400 and 401 missions were put to a halt at the last minute via surrenduring when America dropped the nuclear bombs on Imperial Japan and broke their will to fight.

For additional and thorough background information on the I-400, click on the following worthwhile link: The Transpacific Voyagee of H.I.J.M.S. I-400

(CNN) — Researchers in Hawaii have found a mammoth World War II-era Japanese submarine scuttled by the U.S. Navy in 1946 to keep its advanced technology out of the hands of the Soviet Union.

The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii discovered the I-400 in 2,300 feet of water off the southwest coast of Oahu, according the school. Continue reading

Japan’s Secret WWII Weapon: Balloon Bombs

Balloon bombs aimed to be the silent assassins of World War II. Hitching a ride on a jet stream, these weapons from Japan could float soundlessly across the Pacific Ocean to their marks in North America.

Still largely unknown, these armaments were a byproduct of an atmospheric experiment by the Axis power. In the 1940s, the Japanese were mapping out air currents by launching balloons attached with measuring instruments from the western side of Japan and picking them up on the eastern side. Continue reading