China’s Massive Floods and Troubled Dam
Chinese authorities have issued a series of flood warnings as weeks of torrential rains have caused the worst flooding in more than 30 years, destroying the homes and impacting the livelihoods of millions of people. Because China is a foe of Trump, the Western news media has largely ignored this calamity.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Management, by the end of June, flooding had displaced 744,000 people across 26 provinces, with 81 people missing or dead. In early July, the South China Morning Post reported that about 20 million residents had been affected and at least 121 people were dead or missing. As of 13 July, floods have affected 37.89 million people in 27 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, 141 people are dead or missing, and 28,000 houses have collapsed. The Ministry of Water Resources said that a total of 443 rivers are at flood stage, with 33 of them swelling to the highest levels ever recorded.
Most news outlets have posted stories about authorities in central China having to blast a dam to release surging waters behind it amid widespread flooding across the country that has claimed scores of lives. State broadcaster CCTV reported the dam on the Chuhe River in Anhui province was destroyed with explosives, after which the water level was expected to drop by more than 2 feet.
Back in the day when we had true journalism, reporters would ask, why is China blowing up an expensive dam? They would also ask, where is that water going? The people down river would probably like to know the answers to these questions. Many of them were flooded out without any warning.
The Chinese Communist Party has been largely downplaying the problem, only offering standard platitudes. President Xi said governments at all levels should be “mobilized” in fighting the floods and provide relief to those affected.
“It’s very important to handle flood prevention and disaster relief work properly, as China will build a moderately prosperous society in all respects and win the battle against poverty by the end of this year,” said Xi during a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
Yet locals are telling a different story.
“The local officials are telling us to go live with our families and friends,” Wuhan resident Zhang Yi said; “You see, at the beginning of the year, we weren’t allowed to visit families. Now, we are asked to do so.” He added that he hadn’t received any relief funds or resources from the government so far.
The Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese government allocated about 309 million yuan (44.2 million U.S. dollars) for disaster relief in flood-hit regions. With 40 million affected by the floods, each person would receive a little over a single dollar of aid.
There has been a great deal of discussion on social media about the well-being of Three Gorges Dam. It is the world’s largest hydroelectric power station, with an installed capacity of 22,500 megawatts of power generation. Three Gorges Dam is fed by a drain catchment area of about 390,000 square miles.
This huge power station is down river from a handful of other dams that exist at a higher elevation. Because all these other dams have been forced to discharge their water downstream, Three Gorges Dam is buckling under the strain of massive flows of water.
The operator of the dam was forced to admit last week that it has “deformed slightly,” with peripheral parts of its 1.5-mile span buckling. The shift has displaced some structures and caused an unknown seepage of water. Since the Chinese government lies about nearly everything, one has to wonder about the true status of the dam.
Three floodgates were opened as the water level behind the dam rose more than 50 feet above the flood zone. More crests are expected to arrive at the dam in the coming days. China’s military has been testing the strength of embankments and shoring them up with sandbags and rocks.
A few years back, a U.S. engineer was asked to inspect the Three Gorges Dam and was shocked by the poor quality of the cement, the lack of curing time, and he didn’t think they had used enough rebar. The most troubling thing about the dam is that it’s not set on solid rock. Its massive weight is expected to withstand the pressure from a small ocean of water.
Any type of compromise in the Three Gorges Dam would be an epic disaster. There are over 600 million people living downstream from this dam. It would be better for China to suffer a nuclear attack on its five largest cities than to endure a sudden collapse of the Three Gorges Dam.
The mindset that it’s unthinkable that something could go wrong with Three Gorges Dam is why a historic calamity could happen. It is very worrying to have China’s mouthpiece on foreign affairs saying that the dam is facing “smears and rumors” and is being defamed with “groundless hype” from the anti-China Western media.
Because a breach of the Three Gorges Dam would have an immensely negative impact on the Chinese economy, I didn’t see how it could occur ahead assembly of the 200-million-man army. Since other armies have been amassed under harsh conditions, I will half-jokingly suggest that the Kings of the East are simply looking for drier ground.
“And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared” (Rev 16:12).
The lockdowns are again being initiated by those willing to follow the dictates of those I would like to say are just mistaken in their zeal to keep America healthy. I know better.
We as a people are beginning to come under the delusion of the master planner—and I’m not meaning the Dr. Faucis of the bureaucratic, inside-the-Beltway elite of the medical establishment—those of the CDC and the like. The master planner is the old serpent, Lucifer the fallen one. Of this I am absolutely convinced.
One can viscerally sense that the rage against the founding of this nation—against the principles that undergird America—is increasing, not lessening, day by day.
Again to keep harping on the matter, I guess, America is the chief holdup to Satan getting the platform from which to launch his man of sin, the first beast of Revelation 13. This nation is, somewhat like the Church (all born-again believers) the only thing standing between the devil and his being able to wage total war on mankind—particularly on God’s chosen people, the Jews.
Now, I’m not equating America with the Church in the spiritual sense. The nation is, I simply mean, the physical manifestation—the nation-state—that represents a roadblock to Lucifer’s plan to bring in the Antichrist regime.
The Church, indwelt by God the Holy Spirit, is the spiritual entity that blocks the devil’s ultimate plan to overrule God’s governance upon this fallen planet.
Against this spiritual entity, the Church, Satan and the gates of Hell will never prevail. That is a promise in God’s Holy Word.
But he will overcome all nations and (in the sense of physical death) even the Tribulation saints under the leadership of history’s last and most terrible tyrant (see Revelation 13).
America, too, will be overcome. The process is in full-blown fury. The plan of the devil can be delayed, but it can’t be stopped. America as it was founded will not survive the onslaught we are witnessing. It will be overcome, just like all other nations and peoples.
The Church is the greatest blocking mechanism against Satan’s drive to bring his evil one to earth’s throne of absolute control. The United States is still in place to be the national entity that is preventing the globalist agenda from coming to fruition. And it is the globalist agenda that Lucifer is counting on to provide the platform for bringing his man, Antichrist, to the stage for the final play of this great, end-times drama.
It is the Church of Jesus Christ that has been instrumental in God’s keeping America in place in order to block the globalist drive. God’s people offering the prayer of 2 Chronicles 7:14, I believe, is what turned the globalist agenda aside in the presidential election of 2016.
Even mainstream pundits, through their meltdown on election night, considered it a near miracle that their candidate lost and a “show-biz nothing” won. It was more like a nightmare to them, but it was indeed a miracle for all who love and cherish America as founded.
We have witnessed that insane rage we’ve written about so much each and every news-cycle hour since that election. The rage hasn’t abated, but has grown exponentially more virulent.
Now the assault has us wearing masks and cringing in fear of a microbe (if that’s what a virus is) that is, in fact, less deadly than strains of the flu experienced each year. Basically, one doctor of the CDC has, in consort with the so-called Deep State, dictated to the entire American populace that we must stop going to work, school, restaurants, and church. It is all to bring America into the orbit of the globalist order. American elections have to be overruled, and the way that will be done from the perspective of Satan’s globalist minions in high places is to make you and me vote out the man God obviously put in place on 2016 to delay their plans.
“It’s the economy, stupid,” is the mantra Democrat operative James Carville created during the Bill Clinton years. The slogan worked.
If they can convince voters that the economic coming-apart of America is Donald J. Trump’s fault, their mission of getting rid of him as a roadblock to their plans will be accomplished.
So we have the masks to remind us of just how the Trump years have caused us grief. It is the physical manifestation of the pandemic gulag that they, themselves, have perpetrated, and think they have convinced us to blame Trump.
I received an email from a Rapture Ready website friend who is fed up with the minions of the assault on America that is getting more vicious by the day. She wrote the following.
The word “ENOUGH” is a protest word. It is a conversation starter of “God is enough,” “Enough lies,” “Enough shut down.”
The enemy has stolen the “I can’t breathe” to be a protest. I would write that on my face mask because I literally cannot breathe under it.
We need to protest effectively.
We can write it on our face masks without triggering people, but allowing a conversation.
Please help me spread this message.
Well, Shelly, it’s a great idea, to be sure. One of these days soon, though—perhaps today—the Lord will say “Enough is enough,” and will shout, “Come up here!” The Church will no longer be that Body on earth the Restrainer indwells. Satan will install his wicked order on this doomed planet.
Meantime, I prefer to fight the evil going on with something stronger.
Let’s take off the masks altogether so the Lord can read our lips as well as our hearts. Let’s again say “Enough is enough” with words of repentance, in unison, lifted toward the throne as instructed by the God of Heaven.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7: 14)