Our Military Equipment Reserves Are Getting Low and Degraded
The U.S. military told Ukraine in a meeting last month that it won’t send long-range missiles because it has little to spare. The Biden administration has sent so much hardware to Ukraine, the readiness of our forces is starting to be questioned.
In recent meetings at the Pentagon, U.S. officials told Kyiv’s representatives that it doesn’t have any Army Tactical Missile Systems to spare, according to four people with knowledge of the talks. They said that transferring ATACMS to the battlefield in eastern Europe would dwindle America’s stockpiles and harm the U.S. military’s readiness for a future fight.
The Pentagon’s assessment of its stockpiles is informed in part by how many weapons and munitions planners think they might need to confront an enemy. Those plans have not been significantly revised since the start of the war in Ukraine, have not recalibrated what the stockpiles the U.S. might need in reserve to face a weakened Russia, or accounted for the fact that Ukraine is essentially fighting that war right now.
“With any package, we always consider our readiness and our own stocks while providing Ukraine what it needs on the battlefield,” said a senior DoD official. “There are other ways of providing Ukraine with the capabilities it needs to strike the targets.”
Ukraine is the country that Western nations just can’t say no to. If we run low on a certain weapon system, we will give them another one. At first, tanking-killing rockets were the first priority. When we ran low on them, advanced tanks were shipped to Ukraine.
Fresh off a successful trip to London, where he met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who pledged to help train Ukrainian pilots to fly NATO fighter jets, Ukraine president Zelenskyy said, “We have moved towards the solutions concerning the long-range missiles and the training of our pilots.… Also, there are certain agreements that are not public but are positive. When these items will happen, our state will know this, but I don’t want to prepare the Russian Federation.”
I don’t advocate backing away from Ukraine, but we need to realize that war is extremely expensive. I was in the Air Force for 20 years, and I saw firsthand the massive price tags that came with weapons of warfare.
When you spend money in one area, you quickly degrade capabilities in another area. This reality came last week when the U.S. said the British military is no longer an elite fighting force. It has lost the ability to defend its own air space. It would take Britain 5 to 10 years to restore capability to just one division.
Lockheed Martin has produced about 4,000 ATACMS in various configurations over the past two decades. Once these missiles are fired, it takes a long time to replace them.
The shortfall in military equipment is certainly affecting the Russian military. The Russians have had shortages in some of the most basic goods like ammo, gas, and food. As the Dictator of Russia, Putin doesn’t need to care about shortages. If his troops die, he’ll just send more to replace them. Another advantage that Putin has over the West is that his military hardware is much cheaper to make. If we spend $12 million on a jet, Moscow will only spend $300,000. Russian troops are paid a fraction of the ones in the West.
It is possible that Putin has a long-term financial strategy in the Ukraine conflict. He will allow the West to run up massive debts for the supplies they send to the war. Since Russian tanks are much simpler than American tanks, he could build up his force much faster for a future conflict, possibly one in the Middle East.
“Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you'” (Ezek 38:2-6).”
Many of you know I view Jesus’ words as recorded in Luke to be perhaps the most important of all prophetic teachings regarding the coming world collapse into what will quickly become the Tribulation—Daniel’s seventieth week.
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17:28–30).
As stated in these articles many times, I believe the Lord was speaking to our time. Even more specifically, I believe He might have had our very nation in mind when issuing this foretelling. Further, I believe Jesus was indicating that it will be God Himself, not man, that will bring the more or less normal way of doing business crashing down into chaos.
His “revealing” will trigger this collapse, I’m convinced.
Again, the Lord could not be talking here about the end of the Tribulation, as He is preparing to come back to put an end to the wickedness of mankind and their governments of destructiveness. There will be a scant few people on earth at that time due to the Judgment, wrath of God, and of Antichrist’s reign that will destroy many. The people who are alive will be hiding in caves begging the rocks to fall on them and hide them from the face of the returning Christ. It will not be business as usual, as indicated in the Luke 17:28-30 account.
Jesus is speaking here to the Rapture of the Church, in my view. Like in Lot’s being taken from the doomed city of Sodom, Christians being swept into the clouds from the doomed planet will be kept from that coming hour of horror (as promised in Revelation 3:10).
It will be this event—the Rapture of the Church—that will trigger the collapse of everything on earth. It will be a trigger pulled by the God of Heaven, who will finally have had enough of man’s wickedness.
Pete Garcia and I have written a book that talks about the disastrous chaos that will result when God’s righteous anger is released once His family is removed in the Rapture. The book’s title is New World Order: Worlds in Collision and the Rebirth of Liberty.
We have addressed many times in these commentaries—and Pete has done the same on his great website, Rev310.net—the globalist elite making plans to bring into place their desired changed global order. It will be the Antichrist regime outlined in Revelation chapter 13.
In our new book, we do our best to describe in detail how this will all be triggered into taking place as prophesied once the Church is removed in the Rapture. The following is a brief excerpt from the book that gives some idea of what is coming, we believe, in the near future. There will be great societal collapse at every level, and Antichrist will implement controls draconian even beyond those conjured in George Orwell’s imagination.
This Luciferian new order will have one more ace up its sleeve in uniting all the world’s remaining religions—artificial intelligence.
“What you try to do a thousand years ago with the priest preaching from the pulpit, you will be able to do in a far more invasive way in 10 or 15 years with all kinds of brain-computer interfaces and direct biological interventions” (Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus).
As has been noted by numerous biblical scholars and teachers, the coming Antichrist’s Beast kingdom will have three legs to its political structure—economic, military, and religious. However, we believe this coming system will have a fourth leg that seemingly enables (or supercharges) the other three—the supernatural.
According to Scripture, the Beast will begin as a ten-nation/region imperial power that rises up at a time of great global crisis and then imposes its political will over the entire earth…. It’s not a stretch to see how this political power will then extend into its economic authority to control all buying and selling everywhere. Militarily, the Beast will incorporate the latest and greatest technology information, surveillance, and deterrence weapons to enforce its iron-fisted political control over both people and economies.
Even though the public opinion or awareness of global governance has waxed and waned over the past hundred years, the plan has never wavered from the globalist mind. The continual push towards a singular, global government has wrought havoc everywhere it’s been implemented, and thus, as stated at the outset, their goal has been successful. The success is not in achieving global government but in achieving geopolitical and societal destabilization necessary for the peoples of the earth to cry out for one. Thus, their relentless chipping away at the US Constitution has put us dangerously close to the tipping point. As of 2022, it wouldn’t take much for us to collapse nationally; a simple nudge would move us into any number of existential crises.
The COVID-19 crisis, and the political, economic, and social disruptions it has caused, is fundamentally changing the traditional context for decision-making. The inconsistencies, inadequacies, and contradictions of multiple systems—from health and finance to energy and education—are more exposed than ever amidst a global context of concern for lives, livelihoods, and the planet. Leaders find themselves at a historic crossroads, managing short-term pressures against medium to long-term uncertainties with one-size-fits-all solutions. (The New World Order: Worlds in Collision and the Rebirth of Liberty, by Terry James and Pete Garcia, set to release spring of 2023.)
Try as they have been striving to do, the diabolist New World Order minions haven’t been able to bring down the United States of America. And they must have America’s great assets and Americans’ compliance in order to achieve their one-world regime. We believe it is the restraining hand of God that has to this point prevented America’s utter collapse. If America falls, the rest of the world will follow into complete collapse, and there will be a worldwide call for a leader to bring things back to a degree of normalcy. Antichrist will be ready with answers to restore order. But it will be a hellish order full of enslavement, death, and destruction.
The Rapture is the trigger that will initiate the move toward man’s final war at Armageddon.
You don’t want to be on planet Earth when God has pulled that trigger and removed His people to safety.
Here, again, is how to go to Christ when He calls the Church to Himself.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).