The Cold War that most seniors alive today experienced and supposedly ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1991 is relighting like an unattended fire thought to be out. We all remember MAD – Mutual Assured Destruction. Looks as if the “No first Use” policy has been non-existent for a while.
From the Article below: President Joe Biden has walked back from his longtime preferred policy of “no first use” of nuclear weapons, according to his administration’s 2022 Nuclear Posture Review, which also seeks to shrink nuclear arsenals, starting with a new missile introduced under Donald Trump…. During his campaign, candidate Biden said he continued to support the idea of a “no first use” policy: that the United States would launch a nuclear weapon only in response to a nuclear attack. But this support never became official policy for the United States, which has for decades maintained a policy of “flexible deterrence.”
Meanwhile, the new nuclear superpower Gog (China) and the older superpower Russia in the land of Magog have become rather chummy.
From the article below: Russia and China further cemented their alliance on Wednesday, hitting out “illegal” international sanctions on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine.
“The ministers had a thorough exchange of views on the situation around Ukraine,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement following talks between Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in the eastern province of Anhui on Wednesday.
“The head of the Russian foreign ministry informed his Chinese counterpart about the progress of the special military operation … and the dynamics of the negotiation process with the Kyiv regime,” the statement said.
“The sides noted the counterproductive nature of the illegal unilateral sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and its satellites.”
While Russia has invaded one of its strongest states from the old days of the USSR in an attempt to expand its former influence in the land of Magog, Gog (China) is expanding its influence in the Pacific.
From the article below: Longtime China expert Gordon G. Chang, a distinguished senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute, is warning bluntly that “China is taking over the Pacific.”
His comments focused on a new announcement from the Solomon Islands that the government there would be “expanding” security arrangements and including China in its planning process.
“The announcement was defensive. The day before, opponents of a security pact with China leaked what was labeled a ‘draft’ agreement. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s government did not confirm the authenticity of the leaked document, but observers believe he intends that version to be final. Australia, which expressed ‘great concern,’ confirmed the draft as authentic,” Chang wrote.
April 1, 2022, the Soloman Islands announced it would not allow China to build a military base in its new security agreement. Wasn’t that “April Fool’s Day?
And now the whole situation has reached into the heavens!
Now two of the three nuclear superpowers, USA and Russia, have leaders of which neither are in what can be called “sound mental health”. Both Biden and Putin’s mental issues are known.
Now how insane is that? Both have access to the proverbial “nuclear red button”. Will Biden stumble and fall on his? Will Putin go into a frenzy fit and just push his in a state of panic? Will the rider of the red horse just flip a coin? Let’s not forget China and The Little Rocket Man. The UN Security council can’t get either China or Russia to back them on North Korea.
From the article: https://www.straitstimes.com/world/us-fails-to-get-china-to-back-un-text-against-north-korea
“UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The United States and European allies on the United Nations Security Council failed on Monday (March 7) to convince China and Russia to back a text noting North Korea’s “violations” of resolutions on missile technology.
North Korean state media said Pyongyang carried out a test on Saturday for what it said was a reconnaissance satellite, but which analysts said was a thinly veiled ballistic missile launch, just days before a presidential election in South Korea.
“We would love to have China and Russia join us in this room” to adopt the text, US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield told AFP after a closed-door Security Council meeting.
Backed by 10 other ambassadors – including from countries not on the Security Council, such as Australia and Japan – Thomas-Greenfield read out a text affirming that the group is “united today in condemning the DPRK’s March 5 launch of a ballistic missile,” referring to North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
“Like the 10 other ballistic missile launches since the beginning of the year, this act by the DPRK violated multiple Security Council resolutions,” she said.
“While the DPRK escalates its destabilising actions, the Security Council continues to remain silent.”
Looks as if the red horse is picking up speed on the global nuclear track. Last but not least, what is the USA’s state of alertness? Defcon 3. Oh, there’s also that “doomsday clock“! “In January 2022, the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board set the clock for the third consecutive year at 100 seconds to midnight, marking the closest humanity has come to extinction in the last 75 years.” True believers know that total extinction of mankind is not in God’s plan. (Zachariah 13:7-9) Maybe evolutionists! But not God’s
Stay strong and keep the faith.