December 10, 2016
The Cold War Gets Warmer
Am I missing something? I thought the United States, Russia and China have agreed to a nuclear arms treaty.
This treaty is an agreement to not proliferate nuclear weapons. I guess proliferate means that nations can create more weapons systems, and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
I had for a brief moment actually trusted Vladimir Putin more than I trusted President Obama. I see that was misguided thinking on my part. I have not changed my mind at all on Obama. I believe he is a weak leader, in a world where strength is required. However, the press on Putin makes the world out to be against Russia, and the US and NATO as the bad guys.
Russia has their panties in a bunch over our placing anti-missile systems in Romania. That's the key here.
US Patriot anti-Missile battery
What am I getting at? This article on Popular Mechanics. This makes the claim that Russia has built and is building robotic submarines. These 'subs' are basically very large elongated unmanned torpedoes that have a range measured in thousands of miles and will tote a nuclear warhead, upwards of 100 megatons.
100 Megatons. Wrap your mind around that one for a moment. The largest man made expolsion in history was the Tsar Bomba. This was built and detonated in the early 60' by the USSR. The Tsar Bomba had a yield of 56 Megatons. That's 56 Million TONS of dynamite. that's 56 million times 2,000 pounds.
Ok so I'm going to try to extrapolate this. I am a truck driver by trade. My truck is about 80ft long and carries about 55,000 pounds or 27.5 tons, give or take. With my fuel and the weight of the truck and trailer puts us close to the legal weight limit of 80,000 pounds.
So, one Megaton, one million tons will require 36,363 trucks.
If those loaded trucks were placed nose to tail, they would measure 550.96 miles. That's Baltimore, where I live, to Myrtle Beach SC. Or, Baltimore to New York City and back...then back to New York City again.
That's just One Megaton. This sub which is designed to destroy a coastal city, like Baltimore, New York, Haifa Israel or Hong Kong...is 100 times more powerful.
Shame on you Putin for allowing this to be created. It is a blackmail tool, plain and simple...give us what we want or we let this sub loose, and bye bye whatever city we decide.
There is a new sheriff in town Vlad. Hillary Clinton would have had us flinging nukes for our Saudi masters...but Trump doesn't bring that to the table.
This will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can see us upgrading our nuke assets. Cruise missiles, missile delivery systems and space based systems.
The Bible tells us that one third of earths population will be killed by war, starvation and plague...this is BEFORE Armageddon even takes place. That is about 2 billion people, based on our population of about 6 billion folks on earth.
The final battle, which will take place in the plains of Megiddo in Israel, which is referred to as Armageddon, will be horrific. It will involve armies of all nations gathered there to fight a useless war. I'm so glad I wont be there to witness it. You can read about this in Revelation chapter 8.
Now, there is good news to this horrific war business.
God wants you to know that He loves you and has made a way for you to get right with Him. Read John chapter 3 with me;
The New Birth
3 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.[a] 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but[b] have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
Eternal life and peace though these troubling times. I'd say that's good news.