The following video was discovered on North Korean television in April 2013 and shows how serious a threat North Korea is:
Posted Friday April 12, 2013
Friday, April 12, the US raised its nuclear alert status to DEFCON 3, Condition Yellow (out of 5 levels), stating “There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time, however the situation is considered fluid and can change rapidly.”
China has mobilized its military and is massing near the border with North Korea. This step was taken after North Korea placed a mid-range Musudan missile ready to launch on its east coast and its “dedication of more facilities at the Yongbon complex to nuclear weapons work.” According to some sources in Washington, the Chinese military mobilization is not directed at deterring Pyongyang but as support for North Korea’s steps.
The long-standing reassurances that North Korea cannot fit one of its crude nuclear warheads into a long-range missile suddenly grew much less reassuring on Thursday, as the Defense Intelligence Agency told a House Armed Services Committee hearing: “DIA [Defense Intelligence Agency] assesses with moderate confidence the North currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles, however the reliability will be low.”
Additionally, the North Koreans have been sharing advanced missile technology with Iran. Joint Chiefs chairman General Martin Dempsey was reportedly “taken aback” by the revelation of North Korean ballistic nuclear weapons during House Armed Services testimony.
Recently we posted an article on an old Benedictine prophecy regarding the possible devastation of the east coast of the US by two nations, prophetically called a Lion and Tiger, which we think may be Iran – the Lion, and North Korea – the Tiger. We also believe the presence of China could be prophetic.
The following news update is issued by Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.TARPLEY.net May 20, 2011
“Any Attack on Pakistan Would be Construed as an Attack on China”
China has officially put the United States on notice that Washington’s planned attack on Pakistan will be interpreted as an act of aggression against Beijing. This blunt warning represents the first known strategic ultimatum received by the United States in half a century, going back to Soviet warnings during the Berlin crisis of 1958-1961, and indicates the grave danger of general war growing out of the US-Pakistan confrontation…..
………….The crisis leading to World War I began with the Sarajevo assassinations of June 28, 1914, but the first major declaration of war did not occur until August 1. In the interim month of July 1914, large parts of European public opinion retreated into a dreamlike trance, an idyllic la-la land of elegiac illusion, even as the deadly crisis gathered momentum. Something similar can be seen today. Many Americans fondly imagine that the alleged death of Bin Laden marks the end of the war on terror and the Afghan War. Instead, the Bin Laden operation has clearly ushered in a new strategic emergency. Forces which had opposed the Iraq war, from MSNBC to many left liberals of the peace movement, are variously supporting Obama’s bloody aggression in Libya, or even celebrating him as a more effective warmonger than Bush-Cheney because of his supposed success at the expense of Bin Laden. In reality, if there were ever a time to mobilize to stop a new and wider war, this is it.
US response (from the regional envoy, Mark Grossman) is a rejection of the ultimatum and a reiteration of the US position to protect Pakistan’s nuclear forces. President Obama has already given the okay to deploy troops into Pakistan to protect Pakistan’s nuclear forces in the event that the Jihadists would seek revenge over Bin Laden’s supposed death and would try to overthrow the Pakistani regime.
Hear Webster Tarpley at World Crisis Radio
For more info read Webster Tarpley’s report at Tarpley.net
MEMRI REPORT ON US & PAKISTANI RELATIONSHIP
“In an analysis titled “A Looming Super Power Clash Triggered by Pakistan” (published on February 15, 2011),we pointed out to the rapidly growing danger of a U.S.-Pakistan clash which will involve – in addition to the Unite States, China and Pakistan – India,Russia, NATO powers, and other powers in the region. In the past few months, the U.S.-Pakistani relations further deteriorated into an open sabotage of the CIA work in Pakistan by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
On May 17-20,2011, this process took an escalating turn with the visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to China. The China visit was described by Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan as “historical” and one that “would certainly open anew chapter in China-Pakistan relations under the new international environment and historical conditions.”
…According to a May 19, 2011, Pakistani daily report,”China…warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China…” The report, citing highly placed diplomatic sources in Beijing, noted: “Beijing has advised Washington to respect Pakistan’s sovereignty… and this was formally conveyed to the United States at last week’s China-U.S. strategic dialogue and economic talks.”
…In 2010, international media reports revealed that more than 11,000 Chinese troops have been stationed in Gilgit Baltistan, an ethnically different region in Pakistan that had traditionally been part of Jammu & Kashmir. Chinese military engineers have previously helped Pakistan,but this time the Chinese soldiers are building concrete residential houses and are opening branches of Chinese banks.
In 2011, it was revealed that the presence of the Chinese troops is not limited within Gilgit Baltistan but they have moved into Pakistani Kashmir along India.
In May 2011, Indian intelligence agencies reported that they have “credible evidence” that Chinese troops are also based in the Pakistani side of Jammu & Kashmir, which is divided by the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India.
The website of The Times of Indiadaily reported that several hundreds of Chinese working in Pakistani Kashmir are engineers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China while the Indian intelligence agencies are “verifying if these Chinese military engineers are engaged in some sort of military construction like bunkers.”
A warning was issued in April 2011 by Lt.-General K. T. Parnaik, the Commander of the Indian Army’s Northern Command (which oversees Kashmir), that India faces a threat from the Chinese troops based in Pakistani Kashmir who could be deployed on the Line of Control against India. This is perhaps the first time that a serving Indian Army general has publicly voiced concern over a Chinese military threat to India in Kashmir.
To read the entire MEMRI report- “A Looming Super Power Clash Triggered by Pakistan” (published on February 15, 2011),
Chinese nuclear exports and assistance to Iran have been a major issue of controversy in Sino-US relations. While Beijing regards its nuclear cooperation programs with Tehran as legitimate and in compliance with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards provisions, Washington has tended to view such activities as contributing to Iran’s covert nuclear weapons program. The US considers Iran to be a rogue state.
China has had an extensive and controversial nuclear trade and cooperation relationship with Iran. This relationship has led to several disputes with Western countries, particularly the United States, with regard to China’s alleged contribution to nuclear proliferation in so-called rogue states. Sino-Iranian nuclear cooperation dates back to the mid-1980s, when China began training Iranian nuclear technicians in China under a secret nuclear cooperation agreement, assisted in the construction of Iran’s primary research facility, located at Isfahan, and also agreed to supply Iran with sub-critical or zero yield nuclear reactors–all under IAEA safeguards.
However, in 1991, China and Iran announced China’s agreement to supply Iran’s first nuclear reactor, a 20 MW research reactor. Both China and Iran stressed that the reactor was intended solely for peaceful purposes, and Iran agreed to allow International Atomic Energy Agency.
For more detail information concerning the China/Iran nuclear relationship see the NTI (Nuclear Threat Iniative) website.
In the prophetic scenario of Ezekiel 38, the Gog Magog war(s) shows that Iran (Persia) is among the nations that will attack Israel. China (Sin) however is not listed. But if we do some calculations on the Hebrew name of China, spelled with a samech, yod and nun we come up with an interesting connection. Normally Sin would be spelled with a nun-sofit which would give the Hebrew name of China a gematria equal to 770. But in certain gematria systems the final letters are not used. Thus Sin would be spelled with a normal nun which gives it’s gematria value of 120. In Gematria Ketana the letters which values end in zero (10, 20, 30…) would be reduced (the zero is dropped). So the value of China (Sin) becomes 12. The number 12 is also the value of GOG, thus showing a relation to the Gog Magog scenario. Though China is not specifically listed in the list of nations as an active participant, it has helped Iran with it’s nuclear weapons program, showing an indirect link to the coming war.
If one was to look at the map of Central Asia, it is quite easy to see why China would come into an agreement with Pakistan. With Pakistan as an ally and sponsor, any shipments to Iran are made much easier.
UpDate July 16 2011
As reported by this blog and many others on the Internet and Alternative Media, we are moving precariously closer to war with Pakistan who has recently further cemented it’s ties with China. In May, China warned the United States that any attack on Pakistan is an attack on China. An while the Bought and Paid For Mediawill not cover these developments, the US GOV is actively engaged in proxy warfare with Pakistan. The stakes got higher on July 10, 2011, when U.S. White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley announced that the U.S. will suspend approximately $800 million in aid to Pakistan’s military, a significant development highlighting the rapidly eroding situation in Pakistan.
In response, on July 12, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei, while talking to reporters in Beijing, pledged China’s support to Pakistan in the wake of the U.S. military aid cut, stating: “Pakistan is an important country in South Asia. The stability and development of Pakistan is closely connected with the peace and stability of South Asia… China has always provided assistance to Pakistan,helping it improve people’s livelihood and realize the sustainable development of its economy and society. China will continue to do so in the future.”[Source - www.tribune.com.pk (Pakistan), July 12, 2011].
Pakistani Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar threatened to pull back Pakistani troops from nearly 1,100 security check-posts along the Pakistan-Afghan border, noting that about $300 million of the U.S. military aid is used to go to troops engaged in a counter-terrorism offensive in the border region.
See the Full MEMRI REPORT
In a past posting we demonstrated the connection between Iran and China as Gog with regions of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan an other islamic countries as being the biblical Land of Magog. See our article – The Distant Beat of an Ominious War Drum – Part 1. Also see the Evidence of Chazal(Our Sages of Blessed Memory) concerning the Land of Magog
Pakistan’s Plan to re-install the Taliban after US Withdrawl
Pakistan’s Daily Times editorial of July 12th 2011 states:
“In response to Pakistan’s attempts to reverse the carte blanche given by it to the Americans during the Musharraf regime, the U.S. has withheld over a third of the military aid – $800 million – to Pakistan this year. In principle, it is perfectly within the realm of propriety for Pakistan to roll back undue U.S. influence in the country, but how to do it is a question of debate. Things had been souring between the U.S. and Pakistan over some time, which became manifest in the Raymond Davis case.
“Moreover, Pakistan’s military and the ISI have been looking to fulfill their plan for the Afghan endgame to insert the Taliban in power after the U.S. withdrawal. Although the U.S. is engaging with the Taliban for a negotiated political settlement, it has completely bypassed Pakistan. This also became a point of friction. All these things have been accumulating and the crowning feather of the Pak-U.S. rift was the Abbottabad incident [the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 2]. When Pakistan faced embarrassment both domestically and internationally following the Abbottabad raid, in a fit of nationalism, the military accelerated the process of cutting back ties with the U.S. – it sent back American military trainers; the number of visas issued to the U.S. personnel was reduced; and intelligence sharing stopped altogether.
Inside of Pakistan (as well as world wide, Hizb ut Tahrir is working towards the world wide establishment of the Khalifah (Caliphate). Hizb ut-Tahrir claims it has emerged as the single largest Islamic political party in the world. In a letter post on their website, Hizb ut Tahrir encourages Pakistani’s to overthrow the Pakistani government who support America, a relationship which now is unraveling quickly. The letter also states that America’s defeat in the ‘Graveyard of Empires’ (meaning Afghanistan) would spell the end of her capitalist empire.
Throughout the letter, the Hizb ut-Tahrir appeal to the Military officers concerning the condition of Pakistan under the boot of American military operations, employing them to take action. We know according to various intelligence sources that the Pakistani military and the ISI have been infiltrated by Islamists and many within those organizations are sympathic to the Jihadist cause.
Establish the Khilafah, even though Pakistan’s traitor rulers hate it O officers of Pakistan’s armed forces!
You are leading the largest and most capable Muslim armed forces in the world.
The Muslim armed forces alone have the material strength to establish the Khilafah.
See Hizb ut Tahrir’s video proclamation against the American occupation of Pakistan and the Pakistani rulers that support them.
On the weekend before 28 Rajab 1432 AH, Day of the Fall of the Khilafah,Hizb ut Tahrir wilayah Pakistan organized gatherings throughout Pakistan. They demanded that the sincere officers in Pakistan’s armed forces grant Hizb ut Tahrir the Nussrah (Material Support) for the establishment of the Khilafah. The Rajab Nussrah (Material Aid) declaration is as follows:
WE REJECT THE ANTI-ARMED FORCES ACTIVITIES OF THE TRAITORS
WE REJECT THE ANTI-ECONOMY ACTIVITIES OF THE TRAITORS
WE REJECT THE ANTI STATE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRAITORS
See the Rajab 28 Declaration from Hizb ut-Tahrir website
The Pashtun (Pathan) Taliban is Pakistani
Though unknown to most people, the Taliban is primarily made up of the Pashtun (aka the Pathans) Tribe, known for their hard-fighting almost legendary warriors. The Pashtun, who date back at least to the third century BC, have been immortalized in song, story and poem and grudgingly acknowledged as forces to be reckoned with by none other than Winston Churchill. The British suffered a shocking defeat to Pashtuns in the 18th century. There have been a number of reports about their “reckless bravery” in the face of Soviet and NATO forces. The Soviet Union left after a futile 10-year battle to control Afghanistan. Many historians have called the Pashtun the world’s only unconquered tribe. The Pashtuns halted the Horde of Genghis Khan at Pakistan’s Khyber Pass which they have guarded for 2000 years.
In the late eighties Pakistan assisted Pashtun tribes in attempting to overthrow the Soviet influenced Afghanistan Government. A group of religious Pashtun scholars and Pashtun mujahideen fighters were organized and formed the Taliban. After the war ended various factions fought each other for power and none were able to gain control over the entire country.
Global Security.Org notes that,”… the insurgency in Afghanistan has been raised by residents of Pakistan, some of whom are refugees from Afghanistan, others of whom are Pakistanis. It does not arise from opposition among large elements of the Afghan population toward their government. This is a Pashtun insurgency. The insurgency is organized, funded, trained and directed from Pakistan, where most Pashtuns live, and where most Pashtuns have always lived.
Lost 10 Tribes and the Land of Magog
Pashtuns are always described in larger-than-life terms. They are fierce warriors yet very hospitable. Their tribal code, called Puchtunwali, has been equally romanticized. Its tenets to uphold rule and honor involve protecting to the death anyone who seeks refuge with you. After the September 11, 2001 attacks the U.S. demanded that the Taliban handover Bin Laden. The Taliban we would not betray a “friend” to the Afghanistan people because it would betray the sacrifices during the Afghan-Soviet War. The Taliban didn’t give Osama Bin Laden up because they are Pashtuns and because of their codes of honor and sanctuary prevented such a betrayal.
Simcha Jacobovici, a Canadian film director, producer, free-lance journalist, and writer who hosts the TV program The Naked Archeologist, produced a important documentary called the Quest for the Lost Tribes of Israel (10 parts). In it he travel through out the Middle and Far East and discovered remnants of the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel who were exiled from the Land of Israel over 2800 years ago. One of the people groups he investigated was the Pashtuns who demonstrated very obvious Israelite names and customs. The Pathans claim descent from Afghana, grandson of King Saul of Israel. Though they appear as Muslims, when studying the Koran they rock their bodies like Jews, something most Muslims do not do. When there arise a conflict between Islamic Law and Puchtunwali, then Puchtunwali has more authority in the eyes of the Pathans. They also practice the ancient biblical law of the cities of refuge, where those accused of manslaughter may flee from the avenger, the eight day circumcision of their sons and much more.
They also claim to be Bani Israel (Israelites) and call them selves Musakhel - of the People of Moshe. The Pathans have 11 tribal groups and their names reflect their connection to the people of Israel – The Tribe of Rabani (Rueben), the tribe of Levani (Levi), the tribe of Shimwari (Shimon), the small tribe of Gadun (Gad). The most numerous of all the tribes is Efriti (Ephraim). Simcha points out that there is also a sub tribe call Waziri, who wears their hair long much like the biblical Naziri (Nazarites).
The Black Flags of Khorusan
Afghanistan has special significance to the world of militant Islam. It was once called Khurasan (meaning the Land of the Rising Sun), along with parts of Iran and Pakistan. As was noted in a previous blog, Khurusan is also the biblical Land of Magog, from where a large army marches to the Land of Israel for a final showdown in the Last Days. This Army of Black Flags is the army of the Al- Mahdi, the Islamic deliverer.
Muhammad said: “If you see the black flags coming from Khurasan, join that army, even if you have to crawl over ice, for that is the army of the Imam al-Mahdi and no one can stop that army until it reaches Jerusalem.”
Khorusan is the area that is primarily controlled by the Pathans (Pashtuns) or their allies. According to Ahadith the main signs identifying (the majority of) the Muslim forces of Imam Mahdi are the following.
1. They will come from the East
2. They will be from the race of Bani Ishaq/Al-e-Haroon/Bani-Israel (Ancient Israelites)
3. They will come from the historical geographical region of Ancient Khorasan.
4. They will be from a mighty warrior nation.
5. They will be from a poor Nation.
6. They are from a place with cold climate.
7. Their Leader Imam Mahdi will be wearing QUTWANI CLOAKS. Qutwani Cloak has fringes like the Tallit that Jews wear for prayer. Both Qutwani cloak and TALLIT have fringes (tzitzit) on borders and its mostly made of Wool. It generally falls across the head, neck, and shoulders. However the Qutwani cloak is larger and more conspicuous prayer shawl than the Tallit.
8. They will be Tortured, expelled from homes.
9. They will be from the region of Taliqon (i.e Afghanistan)
10. The majority of them are non-Arabs
Now which ethnic group among the Muslims has all these signs? The Pathans living in Afghanistan and Pakistan have all these signs because they live in the East, they are the only people among Muslims considered to be among the lost tribes of Israel. The Pathans are not Arabs, they live in the region of ancient Khorasan, they belong to very poor nation, they are considered to be a fierce Warrior Race , and they are from a place with cold climate. US and Nato forces have waged a long protracted war on the Pathans and have tortured those who were captured. They themselves acknowledge their Israelite history and do not consider themselves to be strictly Muslim. The biblical prophecies call for a return of all the lost and scattered people groups of Israel. How the Pathans play into this prophetic scenario remains to be seen, though at least one biblical historian, Dr John Mock, believes that they are God’ Battle Axe, possibly an apt description of the returned 10 tribes in the Book of Zechariah.
With the spiraling political situation in Pakistan and the recent developments with China, it is quite possible that the Khalifah could be re-established in Pakistan (and then worldwide) with the Army of the Black Flags emerging in the near future to take their place in the the real life biblical drama that will bring them home to the Land of Israel. This scenario appears to be consistent with all three Abrahamic Faiths and supported by their religious texts.
It remains to be seen if whether that family reunion between the 10 tribes and the House of Judah will be one of rejoicing or one of war, but rest assured the unfolding of these future events will be met with awe and trepidation alike.