Russia finalises S-400 missile system deal with Turkey

 

Russia said Thursday that it had completed negotiations with Turkey for the sale of an S-400 air defence missile system, with delivery scheduled for late 2019.

“Practically speaking, the contract is entering the phase of realisation,” said Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential aide who oversees matters of military cooperation. “All parameters, all technologies, the entire deal has been agreed.” Continue reading

Fresh Wind Down the Silk Road (I)

BERLIN/TASHKENT (Own report) – To secure its influence in Central Asia in rivalry to Russia and China, Berlin is taking new initiatives toward Uzbekistan, the most populous country in the region. Among the five post-Soviet Central Asian countries, Uzbekistan has been Germany’s key partner for the past 25 years, even hosting a Bundeswehr base over an extended period of time. Now the German government seeks to reinforce it position in Uzbekistan by expanding economic relations. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, in office since one year, is initiating a neo-liberal policy in his country. At the same time, Russia’s rise in influence in the economic and military sectors, alongside China’s greatly enhanced economic advances has put Germany under pressure. If Germany does not want to lose ground in Central Asia, it must act quickly.

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Russian Navy is Returning to Cam Ranh Bay

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Sean says that his country is not opposed to the Russian Navy returning to the base in Cam Ranh Bay, on the condition that its presence is not directed against any third country. Will Russia take the opportunity to regain a foothold in Southeast Asia? Svobodnaya Pressa journalist Anton Mardasov explores.

Speaking to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti earlier this week, Nguyen Thanh Sean explained that “Vietnam’s policy is not to enter military alliances or to ally with any one state against another.”

During the interview, Nguyen Thanh Sean also said that Hanoi plans to continue defense cooperation with Russia, and added that Vietnam has always considered Russia to be “a close country, and a traditional partner,” and that a “relationship of trust with Russia is a priority of Vietnamese foreign policy.” Continue reading

SCO Must Develop Measures to React to Threats Against Member States

And now the military side of the SCO will begin showing its teeth. These comments set the tone.

With India and Pakistan to be accepted into the club as early as Monday, the U.S., who is already suiciding itself out of existence, is going to have a serious problem on its hands — and is not prepared. Russia is also a full-fledged member.

If you ever wanted to see the 200 million man army written in Bible prophecy, this is a good candidate. The SCO is a world war axis and the sword is coming.

 

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping said that BRICS countries have to react and jointly protect the security of power, political order, social stability in all member states of the organization.

UFA (Sputnik) — The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) needs to develop measures to react to threats if member countries’ state order is threatened, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Friday. Continue reading

The Giants of the East

From 2009 with relevancy today:

 

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Chinese soldiers march during a parade marking the end of joint Russian-Chinese military exercises at Chebarkul testing range on 17 August, 2007. The presidents of Russia and China attended the joint military exercises. (MAXIM MARMUR/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Russia and China are now better prepared to fight together than Britain and America were before World War ii.

“Anti-Terrorist” Exercises

Although the two don’t always see eye to eye, Russia and China today have a strong military alliance, largely to counter mutual foes. The two nations have already signed a de facto defense pact.

Russia and China held their first set of war games in 2005. These were labeled “anti-terrorist” exercises, but in reality they were far more—involving over 10,000 troops, warships and airplanes. They simulated landing attacks against hostile shores and even featured large-scale paratroop drops. Experts believe they may have been a trial run for a joint Russia-China invasion of Taiwan, or for supporting a Central Asian government against an American-backed insurgency.

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Japanese paper fears US compromise over South China Sea

Since all members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have deep economic connections with China, including those like Vietnam and the Philippines which have conflicting claims in the South China Sea, they are unlikely to support an escalation of conflict between Beijing and Washington over these claims, according to the article. Sun Jianguo, the head of People’s Liberation Army’s delegation to the recent Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore said China will try its best to maintain peaceful and friendly relationship with Southeast Asian states.

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China Deploys Nuclear Missiles at Mt. Baekdu

China has deployed Dongfeng-21 medium-range ballistic missiles at Mt. Baekdu that target Japan, the official International Herald Leader reported on Sunday.

The newspaper claimed it “analyzed” China Central Television footage of a nuclear arms and missiles corps in training in northeastern China to arrive at the conclusion. But since it is an official publication, the news is more likely to be a government plant than an investigative scoop. Continue reading

Sweden To Join NATO Response Force

Sweden is to join the NATO Response Force (NRF) and participate in Steadfast Jazz — the western military alliance’s largest exercise in the last seven years, it was announced Monday.

According to a NATO statement, the Swedish move comes after the North Atlantic Council approved the Swedish contribution on October 14. Continue reading

UK and ‘mini-NATO’ for the Arctic: can it work?

An interesting proposition for the emergence of a distinctly northern European security arrangement has been circulating the airwaves: a UK-led initiative that would see London align security and defence policies in the Arctic in tandem with Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. The goal is to establish a framework that addresses ‘common interests’ between each nation. This article is going to look at the possible architecture of such a structure, what its goals might be, and the reasons the UK has to begin this partnership. Continue reading

US Has Immense Advance in Laser Power

In an incredible leap of technological development, the USA has built and fired a laser which has more power than we can imagine (see first link). A facility at Livermore, CA fired a laser beam which “generated more power than the [entire] US does at any single instant.” Think of that! It is now possible to fire a single laser beam which unleashes more power than the entire USA generates or uses at any given time.

Obviously, this has immense military implications. This kind of power, when harnessed and deployed in some kind of laser cannon, will be able to unleash a proverbial “death ray” of incredible power.

When might such a weapon be available? We are not being told. However, the US military will be screening off a section of North Dakota for conducting military laser tests from a large airborne drone (see second link). That story indicates that the laser tests are being done to deploy a new airborne targeting laser capability, and that may be entirely true. However, given the ever-present need to guard the secrecy of new weapons programs, we can all be sure that the military is very likely conducting offensive-weapons tests for lasers as well. Those tests will not be publicly disclosed, we can be sure.

Many media articles and posts to this blog have documented the major military advances and development programs of the nations in the Gog-Magog alliance led by Russia, China and Iran. This alliance, prophesied in Ezekiel 38 to come into existence in the latter days, is rapidly building as many weapons programs as possible to be able to defeat the USA and the western alliance in a future war. The links shown in this post indicate that the USA is also making some very major strides in advanced weapons development and deployments, but it isn’t talking much about them.

When the ultimate “beast” power comes on the scene, it will undoubtedly unveil a variety of very high-tech weaponry which the masses knew nothing about. Revelation 13:4 shows these new weapons systems will be so impressive that they will cause the nations to say “Who is able to make war” with the beast? Advanced laser weaponry will likely be one of those military weapons capabilities unveiled at that time. These links give us just a hint of what is probably being developed behind the scenes even now.

Full article: US Has Immense Advance in Laser Power (Steven Mcollins)

Obama Budget Decreases Missile Funding to Israel

Missile system critical to protecting against Iranian threat

For the second straight year, President Obama is seeking to decrease funding to joint U.S.-Israel missile defense programs.

Tucked within Obama’s 2013 budget proposal is a request to reduce the amount of money Israel receives for its critical missile defense systems by $6.3 million relative to the 2012 budget proposal. Among these defense systems are Arrow and David’s Sling, both of which are jointly operated with the U.S.

Publicly, the president has referred to himself as a stalwart champion of the U.S.-Israel military alliance. But administration efforts to reduce the amount of missile defense aid that Israel receives appear to be a growing trend in the president’s budget proposals.

Full article: Obama Budget Decreases Missile Funding to Israel (Washington Free Beacon)