The Sixth Seal Is Past Due (Revelation 6:12)

New York City is Past Due for an Earthquake

by Jessica Dailey, 03/22/11

filed under: News

New York City may appear to be an unlikely place for a major earthquake, but according to history, we’re past due for a serious shake. Seismologists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory say that about once every 100 years, an earthquake of at least a magnitude of 5.0 rocks the Big Apple. The last one was a 5.3 tremor that hit in 1884 — no one was killed, but buildings were damaged.

Any tremor above a 6.0 magnitude can be catastrophic, but it is extremely unlikely that New York would ever experience a quake like the recent 8.9 earthquake in Japan. A study by the Earth Observatory found that a 6.0 quake hits the area about every 670 years, and a 7.0 magnitude hits about every 3,400 years.

There are several fault lines in New York’s metro area, including one along 125th Street, which may have caused two small tremors in 1981 and a 5.2 magnitude quake in 1737. There is also a fault line on Dyckman Street in Inwood, and another in Dobbs Ferry in Westchester County. The New York City Area Consortium for Earthquake Loss Mitigation rates the chance of an earthquake hitting the city as moderate.

John Armbruster, a seismologist at the Earth Observatory, said that if a 5.0 magnitude quake struck New York today, it would result in hundreds of millions, possibly billions of dollars in damages. The city’s skyscrapers would not collapse, but older brick buildings and chimneys would topple, likely resulting in casualities.

The Earth Observatory is expanding its studies of potential earthquake damage to the city. They currently have six seismometers at different landmarks throughout the five boroughs, and this summer, they plan to place one at the arch in Washington Square Park and another in Bryant Park.

Won-Young Kim, who works alongside Armbuster, says his biggest concern is that we can’t predict when an earthquake might hit. “It can happen anytime soon,” Kim told the Metro. If it happened tomorrow, he added, “I would not be surprised. We can expect it any minute, we just don’t know when and where.”

Armbuster voiced similar concerns to the Daily News. “Will there be one in my lifetime or your lifetime? I don’t know,” he said. “But this is the longest period we’ve gone without one.”

Via Metro and NY Daily News

Antichrist’s Men Target ISIL’s Bases in Mosul

Iraqi forces target ISIL’s bases in Mosul

TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) – Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi forces identified two ISIL terrorist bases on the outskirts of Mosul in a reconnaissance operation.

Mehr News Agency

TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) – Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi forces identified two ISIL terrorist bases on the outskirts of Mosul in a reconnaissance operation.

Based on accurate intelligence from Hashd al-Sha’abi forces, Iraq’s Army carried airstrike attacks against the ISIL bases in Mosul.

In two airstrikes launched by Iraq’s Army, two ISIL terrorist bases in the southwestern city of Mosul this morning have been bombed, according to Almaalomah.

All ISIL members present in the two bases were killed and their equipment destroyed in the bombing of Iraqi fighters.

Earlier, Hashd al-Sha’abi forces had targeted seven ISIL’s bases with mortar shells in the northern city of Samarra during a large-scale operation.

On Saturday, Hashd al-Sha’abi forces attacked ISIL’s bases in the eastern province of Saladin with large-scale artillery attacks.

Last week, the ISIL terrorists mounted a coordinated assault in the Salahuddin town of Mekeeshfa and the city of Balad, martyring at least 10 Hashd al-forces.

Hashd al-Sha’abi said its forces had killed and wounded a number of Daesh elements and managed to push them back in the area.

Commander in chief of the Armed Forces Adil Abd Al-Mahdi has ordered the launch of a large-scale operation against the remnants of ISIL Takfiris, according to the spokesperson of Iraq’s Armed Forces on Tuesday.

Extensive operations are being carried out against ISIL’s hidden bases with the participation of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, or Hashd al-Sha’abi, Khalaf said.


The Feared Pakistan ref Horn (Revelation 8:8)

Why Pakistan has the most feared nuclear weapons program in the world

One of the nine known states known to have nuclear weapons, Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and doctrine are continually evolving. Pakistan aims to create a nuclear triad of its own, making its nuclear arsenal resilient and capable of devastating retaliatory strikes.

Due to its geographical position, Pakistan faces a variety of security issues.

Pakistan’s nuclear program goes back to the 1950s, during the early days of its rivalry with India. President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto famously said in 1965, “If India builds the bomb, we will eat grass or leaves, even go hungry, but we will get one of our own.”

After the country’s 1971, the program became a higher priority. Experts believe the loss of territory, much more than reports that India was pursuing nuclear weapons, accelerated the Pakistani nuclear program. India tested its first bomb, codenamed “Smiling Buddha,” in May 1974, putting the subcontinent on the road to nuclearization.

Pakistan initiated the process by accumulating the necessary fuel for nuclear weapons, enriched uranium and plutonium. Dr. A. Q. Khan pioneered the project when he returned from west to his home country in 1975 with centrifuge designs and business contacts necessary to begin the enrichment process. Pakistan’s program was initially assisted by European countries.

When Pakistan tested its weapon for the first time, Benazir Bhutto, Zulfikar Bhutto’s daughter, claimed that her father told her the first device was ready by 1977. A member of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission said design of the bomb was completed in 1978 and the bomb was “cold tested” in 1983.

When India tested six bombs in a span of three days, Pakistan conducted a similar rapid-fire testing schedule, setting off five bombs in a single day and a sixth bomb three days later.

The first device, estimated at twenty-five to thirty kilotons, may have been a boosted uranium device. The second was estimated at twelve kilotons, and the next three as sub-kiloton devices. The sixth and final device appears to have also been a twelve-kiloton bomb that was detonated at a different testing range; a U.S. Air Force “Constant Phoenix” nuclear-detection aircraft reportedly detected plutonium afterward.

Pakistan’s growing nuclear stockpile

In 1998, the stockpile was estimated at five to twenty-five devices, depending on how much enriched uranium each bomb required. Today Pakistan is estimated to have an arsenal of 130-140 nuclear bombs.

In 2015 the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center estimated Pakistan’s bomb-making capability at twenty devices annually, which on top of the existing stockpile meant Pakistan could quickly become the third-largest nuclear power in the world. Other experts, however, believe Pakistan can only develop another forty to fifty warheads in the near future.

Pakistani nuclear weapons are under control of the military’s Strategic Plans Division, and are primarily stored in Punjab Province, far from the northwest frontier and the Taliban. Ten to fifteen thousand Pakistani troops and intelligence personnel from the Strategic Plans Division Force guard the weapons. Pakistan claims that the weapons are only armed by the appropriate code at the last moment, preventing a “rogue nuke” scenario.

Pakistani nuclear doctrine appears to deter what it considers an economically, politically and militarily stronger India. The nuclear standoff is exacerbated by the traditional animosity between the two countries that have fought several wars.

Unlike India, Pakistan does not have a “no first use” doctrine, and reserves the right to use nuclear weapons, particularly low-yield tactical nuclear weapons, to offset India’s advantage in conventional forces.

Pakistan’s nuclear triad

Pakistan currently has a nuclear “triad” of nuclear delivery systems based on land, in the air and at sea. Islamabad is believed to have modified American-built F-16A fighters and possibly French-made Miragefighters to deliver nuclear bombs by 1995. Since the fighters would have to penetrate India’s air defense network to deliver their payloads against cities and other targets, Pakistani aircraft would likely deliver tactical nuclear weapons against battlefield targets.

Land-based delivery systems are in the form of missiles, with many designs based on or influenced by Chinese and North Korean designs. The Hatf series of mobile missiles includes the solid-fueled Hatf-III (180 miles), solid-fueled Hatf-IV (466 miles) and liquid-fueled Hatf V, (766 miles)

The CSIS Missile Threat Initiative believes that as of 2014, Hatf VI (1242 miles) is likely in service. Pakistan is also developing a Shaheen III intermediate-range missile capable of striking targets out to 1708 miles.

The sea component of Pakistan’s nuclear force consists of the Babur class of cruise missiles. The latest version, Babur-2, looks like most modern cruise missiles, with a bullet-like shape, a cluster of four tiny tail wings and two stubby main wings, all powered by a turbofan or turbojet engine.

The cruise missile has a range of 434 miles. Instead of GPS guidance, which could be disabled regionally by the U.S. government, Babur-2 uses older Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC) navigation technology.

Babur-2 is deployed on both land and at sea on ships, where they would be more difficult to neutralize. A submarine-launched version, Babur-3, was tested in January 2017 and would be the most survivable of all Pakistani nuclear delivery systems.

Pakistan is clearly developing a robust nuclear capability that can not only deter but fight a nuclear war. It is also dealing with internal security issues that could threaten the integrity of its nuclear arsenal. Pakistan and India are clearly in the midst of a nuclear arms race that could, in relative terms, lead to absurdly high nuclear stockpiles reminiscent of the Cold War.

Pakistan’s nuclear deters India from initiating a conventional war which means nuclear deterrence is effective but there is always a risk of nuclear war between two arch-rivals.

The Fool Ruling Babylon the Great (Revelation 18:10)

The man with the nuclear launch codes can’t tell fact from fiction | Letter

By Express-Times Letters to the Editor

Today 9:55 AM

President Donald Trump points to a questioner during a press briefing about the coronavirus May 11. AP

There’s one commonality among President Trump’s base — the inability or reluctance to parse his words for their true meaning.

When he said “John McCain wasn’t a war hero because he was captured, I like those who weren’t captured,” it tacitly revealed he cannot differentiate between a soldier throwing down his weapon and surrendering, and a Navy pilot shot out of the sky. McCain ejected and landed in a lake, breaking both arms and a knee. He was captured and tortured for years.

Both are simply “captured” to Trump.

He recently asked health experts why the COVID-19 virus couldn’t be killed by using commercial chemicals inside the body, like they are used outside the body (on a doorknob, for example). It shows an inability to comprehend that a virus invading human organisms doesn’t sit somewhere (like on an elbow), waiting to be wiped away with a cleaning product.

After the retaliatory Iran missile attack on our troops, who were hunkered underground on a base in Iraq, Trump said there were no casualties except “a few with headaches.” Subsequently 100 soldiers were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries; 29 were awarded purple hearts for those injuries.

On Feb. 9 Trump said the COVID-19 virus was totally under control with only 15 U.S. cases. Today there are 1.4 million cases and 82,000 deaths.

Of concern to everyone in this world, including his loyalists, is that a person with this imbecilic mentality carries the nuclear codes that could destroy the world if used, maybe … just to teach our enemies a lesson.

Ron Pizarie

East Allen Township

China Nukes Up (Daniel 8:7)

China may be signalling significant increase in nuclear arsenal

Andrew Tate, London – Jane’s Defence Weekly

11 May 2020

China displayed its DF-41 ICBM during a military parade held at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on 1 October 2019. An opinion piece in the newspaper advocated an increase in China’s stockpile of warheads to 1,000 and in the number of DF-41 ICBMs to 100. Source: Via CGTN video footage

China may be intending to significantly increase both the number of nuclear warheads and also the number of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in its arsenal.

An opinion piece advocating an increase in China’s stockpile of warheads to 1,000 and in the number of DF-41 ICBMs to 100 was written by Hu Xilin, editor-in-chief of the state-owned Global Times newspaper, and published online in the English-language version of the paper on 8 May.

In addition to Hu’s opinion piece, the paper published a longer report under the heading ‘China urged to expand nuclear arsenal to deter US-warmongers’ stating that ‘military experts’ were calling for both an increase in the number of nuclear warheads and the establishment of a triad of land, sea and air nuclear forces, with the introduction of the anticipated H-20 strategic bomber and the JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile.

Although neither a report nor an opinion piece in Global Times can be assumed to reflect official policy, the paper falls within the ambit of the People’s Daily newspaper – the media mouthpiece of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China – and so is unlikely to be advancing a line that is not at least under consideration by the leadership. Furthermore, the publication of two articles on the subject in the same edition appears to reflect the intent to draw attention to the issue.

The Global Times reporting follows testimony given to the US House Armed Services Committee on 27 February by James H Anderson, acting as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defence for Policy at the Department of Defense (DoD), who stated that the US believes that China will “at least double” the size of its nuclear weapons stockpile over the next 10 years.

The Russian Horn’s Newest Weapons (Revelation 7)

Russia tests terrifying new hypersonic missile for upgraded strategic bomber | World | News |

According to reports, the latest Russian system, known as the Kinzhal, is the airborne version of the Iskander tactical missile system.

Last week, Russia revealed a terrifying new military weapon as global tensions continue to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Khabarovsk, also known as Project 09582, is the second submarine to serve as a carrier of Russia’s underwater nuclear drones after the first floated out back in April. The new Poseidon drone will be out in late June.

According to Russian News Agency, TASS, the first special-purpose nuclear submarine, the Belgorod, is expected to enter service with the Russian Navy this September.

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The new Poseidon drone will be out in late June (Image: Russian Defence Military)

Both the Belgorod and the Khabarovsk are capable of carrying six Poseidon drones each.

Back in 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the country’s development of a nuclear-powered, unmanned underwater vehicle which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.

New data reports the Poseidon will have an intercontinental range capability and can operate in depths of more than 1km.

World War 3 fears were ignited across the globe just days into 2020 and as tensions continue to rise between world leaders, fears of war outbreak continue.

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World War 3 potential outbreaks around the world (Image: Express)

Concerns were first triggered around the globe following the death of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani in a US airstrike in January.

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is moving ahead at full speed with his nuclear weapons programme, according to analysis of new satellite photos.

The Supreme Leader is racing to construct a giant storage and assembly area for his lethal nuclear ballistic missiles, according to South Korea news website Daily NK.

The new base is being constructed on the site of an abandoned underground storage area, that was built in the 1980s to shelter and protect fighter planes.

North Korean leader Kim Jon-un moves forward with his nuclear weapons programme (Image: Getty)

The US President Donald Trump has met three times with the North Korean dictator, once each in Singapore, Hanoi and in the demilitarised zone between the two Korea’s.

Mr Trump is insisting the North Koreans abandon not only their nuclear programme but also their chemical and biological weapons.

Kim has suggested initiating a series of small steps to build trust and has offered to shut down his nuclear plant at Yongbyon in return for the partial easing of sanctions, a proposal rejected by the US president.

Mr Trump also ignited concerns of an outbreak of war after he vetoed the Iran War Powers resolution this week.

This stoke fears that he could be planning a military campaign against the Islamic Republic in the run-up to the presidential elections in November.

The resolution was passed by both Houses of Congress in a bipartisan bid to limit the president’s power to use military force against Iran without congressional approval.

Israel responds to rocket fire from outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Israel responds to rocket fire from Gaza

Israel targeted three Hamas sites in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday night after a rocket was launched at southern Israel from the Hamas-ruled territory, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The rocket, which was fired at the Eshkol region, triggered a Color Red alert before falling in an open area, causing no casualties or damage, said the military.

In response, the IDF said tanks shelled “three Hamas military posts” in the northern Gaza Strip.

The Israel-Gaza border has been relatively calm in recent weeks, as both parties have been focusing on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday’s attack was the first time in more than 40 days that terrorist groups in Gaza have fired on Israel.

The IDF responded to the rocket fire in March by attacking “military positions and infrastructure used for underground activity by Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip,” according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.