Oct 26, 2020

What Makes Hypersonic Missiles So Dangerous?

What has kept the world safe from nuclear war over the past 60 years is the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). This principle is founded on the notion that a nuclear attack by one superpower would be met with an overwhelming nuclear counterattack such that both the attacker and the defender would be annihilated.

For about two years I’ve been reading about the Russians’ advancement in hypersonic missiles. I didn’t understand the significance of Moscow’s ability to deliver nuclear weapons at vastly faster speeds until I watched a recent YouTube news video on the subject.

If a conventional nuclear missile is launched against a target in the US from Russia, it would take about 30 minutes for the missile to travel from Russia to the US. A hypersonic missile can cut this travel time down by several minutes. Because a hypersonic missile can fly at a very low altitude, it can avoid radar detection. This means an attack on Western targets can occur within a few minutes.

A Russian nuclear submarine off the coast of Louisiana could strike at Offutt, AFB command system in Nebraska and take out our ability to launch a counter strike. In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington chose to headquarter the Air Force’s crucial long-range atomic strike force at Offutt primarily because the base was centrally located on the North American continent – placing it well beyond the existing range of potentially hostile bombers or missiles.

The planes that transmit launch codes would be able to get airborne before Offutt was destroyed by a nuclear strike. A hypersonic missile would now be able to span the 850 miles distance between Offutt and the Gulf of Mexico in less than eight minutes. Since it would take three minutes to sound the alarm, there would not be enough time to get the doomsday planes into the sky.

The president and the Pentagon would have almost no time to react. Being only a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, a hypersonic missile attack would take out the DC area at a speed measured in seconds. A surprise attack on the organizations that have the launch codes could leave the US unable to carry out a retaliatory strike.

Our submarines could be sitting under the Baltic sea with no way to return fire to the enemy. As it became clear that command and control units could be easily wiped out, the ability to launch missiles would have to be greatly relaxed.

I was stationed at Offutt for 19 of 20 years of military service. I remember we had an airborne command post, called the Looking Glass, flying 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. After the demise of the Soviet Union, it was decided that is safe enough to end the continuous flights.

We may need to relaunch Looking Glass with time for a nuclear reaction cut to just a few minutes. During the Cold War there were several times when various glitches caused false alarms that led to the contemplation of the nuclear option.

The Russian advancement in hypersonic missiles has spurred the need for us to develop this technology. The US Air Force is moving forward with a new hypersonic missile that it says can strike a target 1,000 miles away in under 12 minutes, reported Air Force Magazine. The hypersonic missile would be able to fly between 5,000 and 6,000 mph, or roughly between Mach 6.5 and Mach 8, to strike a target at that distance.

Bible prophecy clearly implies that humanity will largely destroy itself with nuclear weapons during the Tribulation. Isaiah 13:12 says that man will become “more rare than fine gold.” Zechariah 14 seems to give a firsthand view of a nuclear holocaust. The graphic descriptions in this ancient prophecy are a good description of what would happen to people exposed to an atomic blast:

“Now this will be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth. It will come about in that day that a great panic from the LORD will fall on them; and they will seize one another’s hand, and the hand of one will be lifted against the hand of another. Judah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold and silver and garments in great abundance. So also like this plague will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey and all the cattle that will be in those camps” (Zechariah 14:12-15).

—Todd


On the Mark, Get Set…

There is growing angst, it seems, about the COVID-19 vaccine and whether we should take it once it’s available. This isn’t to advise on whether to take it or not. That’s up to each individual. But I will say that so far as worrying about it being the equivalent of taking the mark of the Beast—as prophesied in Revelation 13:16–18—there is no need to worry. Taking the vaccine won’t mean you’ve taken he Antichrist’s dreaded mark of “666.”

Maybe it’s unnecessary for me to say why there’s no need to worry in this regard. But some might not know. Most who read these commentaries are savvy about the fact that the Antichrist marks-and-numbering system for buying and selling won’t be foisted upon the Beast’s victims as long as all born-again believers are still on the planet. The Rapture must occur before that “man of sin” can make his appearance, according to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2.

Whether the would-be world controllers—like, in my opinion, Bill Gates—wants to slip some sort of a tracking chip into the vaccine that’s eventually produced, I have no conjecture to make. I will say that I doubt very much that these wannabees will be able to do so at this time. Will I take the vaccine? I really can’t say at this point.

I take an annual flu shot. That doesn’t prevent one from getting flu; it only lessens the effects if one does get it, as I understand.

So, as I say, this commentary isn’t about whether to take a vaccine. It is, however, to look at that coming Antichrist mark to some extent, in consideration of technologies being developed during these strange days.

Certainly, like all other things we see developing that smack of end-times prophecy about to be fulfilled, the marks-and-numbering system is in the stage-setting mode.

In geopolitics, we see developing enragement that is bursting at the seams to bring in a global order. In religion, we are seeing a coming together of religious thought and a merging with that geopolitics. This movement seems to be more and more influenced by and even led by the Vatican and this apostate pope. In culture and society, the world, and especially our own nation, has reached the point of rebellious rage. God has been all but eliminated from our educational system and even churches have closed their doors en masse to submit to governmental edicts spawned from the coronavirus threat.

It’s no wonder, then, that in science, technologies are developing that presage the coming Antichrist regime.

Satellite tracking systems have existed for some time. GPS and other technologies are an everyday reality. Transponders of varying sorts can be chipped into people, pets, and possessions. And the technology that will one day allow the Beast regime of Antichrist to cause all to receive a mark on their hand or forehead is progressing rapidly. So get set: That feared mark instrumentality is just around the corner.

The following news excerpt might shed some light on how near might be the actual technology for implementing the Revelation 13 prophecy about the 666 mark.

Oct. 12 (UPI) — Engineers have developed a way to print biometric sensors onto skin, like a non-permanent tattoo, without the use of heat.

In addition to being more comfortable and less intrusive than today’s wearable devices, the technology — described Monday in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces — can also collect more precise biometric measurements.

“In this article, we report a simple yet universally applicable fabrication technique with the use of a novel sintering aid layer to enable direct printing for on-body sensors,” first author Ling Zhang, researcher in the Harbin Institute of Technology in China, said in a news release…

Because the sintering process, the bonding of metallic components to the sensor, required temperatures of 572 degrees Fahrenheit, the fabrication wasn’t suitable for human skin…

Researchers were first able to lower the sintering temperature to 212 degrees Fahrenheit by adding a new nanoparticle to the silver components — creating what scientists called a sintering aid layer…

“That can be used to print sensors on clothing and paper, which is useful, but it’s still higher than we can stand at skin temperature,” Cheng said. “We changed the formula of the aid layer, changed the printing material and found that we could sinter at room temperature.”…

In tests, scientists used their new wearable sensor to measure temperature, humidity, blood oxygen levels and heart rhythms…

In a follow-up study, scientists plan to print sensors designed to track symptoms and vital signs associated with COVID-19. (“Wearable Tattoo: Scientists Print Sensors Directly onto Skin Without Heat,” Brooks Hays, https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/10/12/Wearable-tattoo-Scientists-print. My thanks to my friend Chris Mangan for the article.)

Today, government has almost boundless capability when it comes to keeping track of us. Electronic wiretapping devices and cameras trained on traffic and on most every corner keep watch. Cameras on every building trace our every movement. From biometrics to radio-frequency identification cards, satellites, and Internet surveillance, we are under watch 24/7. This still will not be enough to control on the scale Antichrist will demand.

Personal tattoos with electronic tracking and controlling properties will doubtless be the next generation of technology dedicated to tracing humanity.

If you know Jesus Christ for salvation, you won’t have to worry with any of it during the time when Antichrist unleashes his horrendous regime. Believers in Christ will be removed in the Rapture in advance of that worst time in human history. (Read Revelation 3:10).

Here’s how to avoid having to endure taking the mark of the Beast during the coming Tribulation:

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)    

–Terry   

 

Oct 19, 2020

The Liberal Media Are Crazier Than Ever

It is becoming extremely difficult to find the truth in today’s news. All the major media outlets are totally focused on disseminating leftist propaganda. If you go to Yahoo news, you can find a dozen stories about what Trump is doing wrong. The news articles could have easily been written by computer that made the president the villain in every story.

The liberal media have reached a level of insanity that is very dangerous for our nation. They have radicalized so many people on the left and right with the twisted reporting, I greatly fear what will happen as a result of the upcoming election.

One of the biggest nutcakes in the news business is Keith Olbermann. Less than a week after leaving ESPN, Olbermann proclaimed Trump “The Worst Person in The World” in a YouTube video.

In his second show on Friday, Oct. 8, he pulled no punches in his attack on President Donald Trump. Olbermann accused Trump of trying to nullify the 2020 election, calling the president “demonic” and a “fascist.” But Olbermann didn’t stop there, accusing Trump of plotting “terrorism” should he lose to former Vice President Joe Biden in November. The excerpt below comes from the video of his broadcast, beginning at the 7:55 mark.

“There can be no mistaking what is ahead of us in this best of possible scenarios, a period in which a Trump-led minority will continue to terrorize this country. And Trump, whose only barely-human delight comes from the morons in the crowd, will seek that pleasure again and endlessly until the day he dies. We unleashed this terrorism via the activating mechanism of reality television. Trump unleashed his terrorists via the activating mechanism of encouraging them to hate. Trump can be, and must be, expunged. The hate he has triggered, the Pandora’s box he has opened, they will not be so easily destroyed.

“So, let us brace ourselves. The task is twofold. The terrorist Trump must be defeated, must be destroyed, must be devoured at the ballot box. And then he, and his enablers, and his supporters, and his collaborators, and the Mike Lees and the William Barrs and the Sean Hannitys and the Mike Pences and the Rudy Giulianis and the Kyle Rittenhouses and the Amy Coney Barretts must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try to rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has nearly destroyed by turning it over to a virus.”

Olbermann has compared Trump to Adolf Hitler many times, but in doing so, he makes an ironic error. If Hitler was alive today in Olbermann’s shoes, he would say the same thing. The Fuehrer saw evil all around and he tried to destroy it. If Olbermann had his way, anyone who voted for Trump would be sent to a concentration camp.

CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta is, in my view, the second most arrogant man who ever lived. I put him in second place behind Benito Mussolini just to deny him bragging rights. Acosta was at a Trump rally in Sanford, Florida, and he did not receive the warmest welcome while reporting on the event.

A couple of rallygoers are heard chanting “CNN sucks,” which grew louder quickly with more people piling on the anti-Trump network. Jim looked at the camera and said, “And as this crowd is chanting that there are members of the press here who suck, I should also point out what also sucks – getting the corona virus.”

The public and rallygoers don’t realize how much Acosta is in love with himself. The people mocking him might as well have been tossing a hundred-dollar bill at him. In his mind, he is the only one capable of standing up against Trump’s evil pack of lies. His tombstone will likely read, “Here lies the man who saved the world from Donald J. Trump.”

Another area where the media has gotten more demented is its handling of Joe Biden’s endless stream of gaffes. On my birthday, Oct 12, “Sleepy Joe” had a particularly bad day. He couldn’t remember the name of Mitt Romney, said again he was running for the U.S. Senate, and forgot what State he was in. He also called for raising the minimum wage to $15 million per hour.

I think what is so dangerous about the liberal media is the next time that a Democrat gets into office, he will be able to do anything and get endless praise from the press. With Biden such an empty shell of senility, there is no telling who would be the puppet master running the White House. It is my prayer that we can hold off disaster for a few more years. The level of craziness in the media tells me we are very near to the end.

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13).

—Todd


The Climate-Crisis Cops

In our upcoming book, LAWLESS: End-Times War Against the Spirit of Antichrist, I and a number of experts in Bible prophecy who observe these troubling times point to unchecked evil pervading society and culture. The evil is unchecked in that most everyone on the political left refuses to condemn the lawlessness taking place. One political party and the entire mainstream and entertainment media not only refuse to condemn the evil, but in many cases they champion it.

They either can’t see or refuse to see, for example, that Black Lives Matter is not an organization that champions civil rights, but that is an offshoot of Marxism of the worst sort. BLM foments revolution—not by peaceful means, as the left likes to frame it, but by anarchy, arson, looting, and other destructiveness that has damaged property and lives. The cost has been in the billions of dollars.

The leftist political entities have lately made a few weakly issued comments to the effect that all who break the law should be punished. They say there is no place for those who go against the law. But that’s about it, so far as the condemnation goes with regard to the absolute lawlessness that has run rampant leading up to the 2020 presidential election.

And make no mistake: The left’s desire is to make it a nation in flames and civil strife in order to bring this president’s support down. It is to bring America down so that the nation, the apex nation of world history, can be brought into global configuration. America is the holdup to their plans for one world, a world of Marxist-style socialism in which the few hold the power and the wealth.

This is Satan’s plan for all of humanity—to bring all under his coming Antichrist’s regime of absolute control.

While the political left, doing Satan’s bidding, works feverishly to bring about revolution in order to accomplish their Luciferian mission to bring America down as founded, they at the same time are becoming a law unto themselves.

The one thing they are absolutely bent on is making everyone on earth accept their climate-change madness. Climate change denial is the one issue they hold as the epitome of lawlessness. This is the matter they fully intend to police at all cost.

It is allowable, even preferable for their adherents—the anarchists—to burn down American cities. This, despite polluting the air with acrid smoke from the burning, is necessary. This is a key Marxist principle: ends justify means; i.e., bringing down America and this anti-establishment, anti-globalist president and America as founded justifies the anarchy, arson, looting, bullying, and even killing, because it is all necessary to bring into being the utopia they believe they can create.

God is not necessary in all of this. Their attitude in this regard is more than obvious.  The Democrat Party platform consistently leaves God out of its mixture of talking points.

Those of the radical left are deluded. They have come to the reprobate mindset of Romans 1:28. I believe they are at the point of Psalm 2—the point where the Lord has them in derision and is laughing at them and their anti-God foolishness and evil.

But the one matter they rally around, whether radical leftists or just the so-called normal leftists, is the hoax of climate change.

It is a hoax in that Satan and his minions, both human and demonic, have deluded them into believing is an actual crisis. It’s a lie from the father of lies.

They couldn’t prove the hoax that preceded climate change—that is, global warming. Science disproves global warming at every turn. So they had to rename the hoax to “climate change” instead.  This renaming has worked very successfully among their deluded numbers.

Here is a brief excerpt by a sold-out member of the climate-change Nazis. And that is a proper nomenclature for them. They are determined to police the world and put us in jail if we deny their climate-change “science.”

Mental health professionals are increasingly recognizing the critical role they play in combating climate change. Data suggest that rising temperatures are linked to increases in multiple psychiatric disorders and suicide rates. In an excellent review of the mental health aspects of climate change, a group from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto comment that “The overarching threats of a changing climate, can also incite despair and hopelessness as actions to address the ‘wicked problem’ of climate change seem intangible or insignificant in comparison to the scale and magnitude of the threats.”

Organizations like Climate Psychiatry Alliance and Climate Psychology Alliance have been formed not only to point out the severe consequences of climate change for emotional and behavioral health but also to lend expertise in determining how best to overcome climate change denial. For these and similar organizations, climate change denial constitutes an emergency that demands immediate attention. We need urgent attention to developing and implementing the best practices for overcoming public despair and inaction and increasing the motivation to demand large-scale climate change mitigation action. (Climate Change Denial | Psychology Today, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/denying, January 12, 2019)

True evil in all the terroristic activity we have endured during this election season is all but totally denied by the so-called radical left. However, everyone of the leftist mindset fanatically holds to the belief that man is destroying the planet. Climate change must be dealt with at all cost. “God doesn’t control Mother Earth” is their underlying spiritual psychosis. That psychosis is what drives many of them to declare that we who deny their climate-change hoax must be eliminated. This is lawlessness, in their skewed view of reality. We must be arrested and either have our psychological inclination changed or else be taken out of the societal and cultural milieu.

As all of the signals of these end times are converging and with stunning rapidity, the climate-crisis cops might soon get their most fervent wish. We climate deniers will soon be taken off the planet.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17)

–Terry