The escalation of war is increasing on a global scale. Combined with the continued escalation of the financial collapse we will have war on some scale. Fear not friends we have been told these things must be by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24.
Beijing War Prep
United States intelligence agencies recently detected China’s military shifting road-mobile ballistic missiles closer to its southern coast near the disputed Senkaku Islands amid growing tensions between Beijing and Japan over the islands dispute.
U.S. defense officials said the movements are being watched closely as China’s military is also holding large-scale military exercises that some fear could be a trigger for a conflict with Japan that could involve U.S. forces. - Full Read: FreeBeacon
PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges powers to issue Iran military threat
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented Wednesday on the nuclear negotiations between the West and Iran, saying that the six powers should clarify to Tehran that if it continues to pursue its nuclear program it would face "military sanctions."
As the talks drew to their end, Netanyahu said that if Iran's refusal persists, "There are other means of compelling Iran to adhere to the international community's demands." - Full Read: YNetNews
French troops in 'very violent' Mali combat France's defence minister has confirmed that French forces are engaged in heavy fighting in northern Mali, as suicide car bombing killed six government allies in the city of Kidal.
The bomber carried out the attack on Tuesday evening at a checkpoint at an entrance to Kidal, Ag Alghabas Intalla, a leader of the Islamic Movement of Azawad, or MIA, said by phone from Kidal.
He said he counted six dead and others wounded. The MIA group is fighting with the Malian army and French troops against armed rebels. - Full Read: Aljazeera
US, EU may start training and equipping Syrian rebels
The US will increase aid to the Syrian opposition, the White House has announced. Europe may follow suit by increasing aid to the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The decision is expected after a key conference on Syria in Rome.
"We will continue to provide assistance to the Syrian people, to the Syrian opposition, we will continue to increase our assistance in the effort to bring about a post-Assad Syria," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.
"We are constantly reviewing the nature of the assistance we provide to both the Syrian people, in form of humanitarian assistance, and to the Syrian opposition in the form of non-lethal assistance," he said. - Full Read: RT
WEB Notes: Continue to support, don't miss that note. Syrian people they stated? It's well documented the majority of these rebels are foreign fighters not Syrians.
North Korean Leader Oversees “Actual War” Drill
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un monitored a live-fire artillery drill aimed at simulating an “actual war”.
“An endless barrage of shells were fired by artillery pieces on enemy positions, their roar rocking heaven and earth, and all of them were enveloped in flames,” the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
“Feasting his eyes at the ‘enemy positions’ in flames, (Kim) was satisfied,” the official agency added.
KCNA gave no precise time or location for the drill, but its announcement followed Monday’s presidential inauguration in the South for the new leader Park Geun-Hye.
According to KCNA, Kim ordered the live fire exercise to test the capability of artillery units “to fight an actual war.”
It marked the latest in a series of high-profile military inspections by Kim following the North’s nuclear test earlier this month. - Full Read: IIT
Putin warns of foreign threat, vows non-stop military reform
President Putin said Russia’s enemies were making consistent attempts to shift the strategic balance of power and urged top military officers to continue the reforms and the radical rearmament.
“Methodical attempts are made to rock the strategic balance in one way or another. The US has practically started the second stage of its plan to set up a global missile defense system and there are probes into the possibility of NATO’s further eastward expansion. The danger of militarization of the Arctic exists,” the Russian President said at the Wednesday session with the Defense Ministry’s collegium – the panel of top military officials and commanders chaired by the recently appointed Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.
President Putin told the panel to be more resolute in the reform and not use the blunders of their predecessors as an excuse for lingering. “You should not follow the usual patterns, but also there should be no constant swaying and endless revisions of the decisions that have been made earlier,” Putin told the military officials. - Full Read: RT