274) Trumpets 2-4 World War. So What’s New?

2nd Trumpet – Naval Power Destroyed By An Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea:

  • and the third part of the sea became blood;
  • And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died;
  • and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

We know that this sea is located on earth because the creatures in this sea are defined to have life. This eliminates the hyper dimensional beings in the sea of outer space who are disconnected from the source of life.

The Normandy Invasion of WWII provides some historical background for understanding what John is describing.

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Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history…The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe…

more than 5,000 ships and landing craft carrying troops and supplies left England for the trip across the Channel to France, while more than 11,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion…

more than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives in the D-Day invasion, with thousands more wounded or missing.

D-Day is always the story of brave men struggling across beaches and then fighting their way inland. Another story, however, was unfolding at sea. At least 200 ships and landing craft sank off the beaches…

Operation Neptune…would bombard the Normandy coast from several miles off shore…while overhead, waves of Allied aircraft headed for Normandy to pulverize what Adolf Hitler called the Atlantic Wall, “impregnable against every enemy.”

Allied strategists believed the wall’s fortifications could be destroyed by naval bombardment and aerial bombings. A briefing officer in England, describing the expected results, said, “Every grain of sand will be turned over twice before the first wave hits the beach.” But…aircraft had dropped their bombs far beyond the beaches because clouds obscured targets…

“Up to within a few hundred yards of the water’s edge,” says an official history, “there was every reason to hope that the enemy shore defenses might have been neutralized. Then, many of the leading craft began to come under fire from automatic weapons and artillery, which increased in volume as they approached touchdown.”

The Neptune plan had to be changed. Destroyers were ordered to risk grounding by steaming close to shore and firing their 5-inch guns as supporting fire for the men on the beach…

By 1957, salvagers had harvested 25,000 tons of Neptune metal off a stretch of D-Day beach from Omaha to Sword, the easternmost invasion beach.

During Desert Storm when 1/3 of America’s fleet was in the Persian Gulf, a massive combined strike from Iraq could have sunk it into the sea. This consideration continues to fit with the foundational concept of America on the defensive against an Eastern coalition.

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The Trump administration’s long-term shipbuilding plan, required by Congress, projects spending $167 billion over five years to boost the Navy’s fleet as it confronts a rising China in the Pacific…

“Since taking office, President Trump has promised to increase the size of our naval fleet to 355 battle ships, re-establish the United States as the global power at sea to continue to secure our country while making it more prosperous…road map for achieving maritime supremacyand sending a strong message to our adversaries like China…

The plan relies on a national defense budget topline of $759 billion in fiscal 2022, adjusted for inflation in the future years…derived in part by moving $30 billion from…the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the Middle East…

In the standard ping-pong war game of strike and counter-strike, it’s America’s turn to hit the ball back into the opponents’ court. And she apparently directs this one to a major Russian eastern ally.

3rd Trumpet – Opponent Strikes Back 

And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp,

The pattern I’m picking up is strike and counter-strike, standard war games, expecting that both sides are prepared to return fire. So in the scenario I’m proposing – based on current world news – it’s that it America’s turn to hit the ball back into the opponents’ court.

A “great star from heaven” describes either an InterContinental Ballistics Missile or a satellite-based missile armed with a weaponized agent of mass destruction. 

Decades of the Arms Race has resulted in stockpiles of satellite-based and intercontinental ballistics missiles that fit this description, especially America’s Star Wars program.

Star Wars is a defensive system, supporting the hypothesis that judgment begins at the house of God, and America, not Russia or China, experiences the first strike (sixth seal event).

Thirty-three years ago [this was published April 2021] the Star Wars program was easily the most elaborate and complex defense system ever conceived.

“I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace, to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete,” President Ronald Reagan said on March 23, 1983. The speech announced the creation of a new missile defense called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), which quickly became known as Star Wars.

It envisaged a vast network of laser-armed satellites, air-based missiles, and ground-based interceptors missiles and electromagnetic railguns. These would be used to intercept incoming nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles from the Soviet Union and other enemies, all coordinated through advanced sensors linked to supercomputers, and protect the United States from direct nuclear attack. By being able to neutralize at least most of the incoming nuclear warheads, the U.S. hoped to show the Soviet Union that any potential nuclear confrontation was hopeless…

A look at President Reagan’s Star Wars program, 33 years later
Graphic of how SDI would work.

The skepticism towards the program was intense from the beginning. Besides the clear violations of the ABM treaty such a system would represent, it would also extend the arms race even deeper into space.Swarms of hunter-killer satellites and space-based lasers would be a frightening new frontier, and the Soviet Union would almost certainly try to respond in kind. The projected costs of the system ran into the hundreds of billions of dollars, and the inevitable cost overruns would balloon the Star Wars program to a huge percentage of the U.S. military budget. In the event of an a nuclear attack, unproven technology would have be coordinated on an unprecedented scale and work perfectly the first time. The hurdles involved were well-nigh insurmountable. Nevertheless, by 1987 more than $3 billion was being appropriated annually by Congress to start developing the technology, roughly $6.5 billion in today’s dollars…The simple fact was that the program was never going to be feasible against as many weapons as an opponent like the Soviet Union could put into play. By 1986 the Soviets had over 40,000 nuclear warheads stockpiled, including nearly a thousand ICBM’s with up to 10 warheads a piece that could shower and overwhelm any target within 30 minutes of launch. Soviet submarines armed with nuclear missiles could get close enough to U.S. coasts that their payloads could strike hundreds of targets faster than any conceivable system could detect and intercept them. Even if SDI could stop 90 percent of the Soviet’s warheads, the 10 percent that made it through would leave the United States in radioactive ruin.

Though scaled back, development on weapons envisaged in Star Wars continued throughout the 1990s. Its legacy can be seen in today’s Missile Defense Agency. The MDA has cost more than $100 billion since 2002, and the test results of its missile interceptors have been decidedly mixed.

But we can be certain of one thing. It will be used.

Biological weapons disseminate disease-causing organisms or toxins to harm or kill humans, animals or plants.

They generally consist of two parts – a weaponized agent and a delivery mechanism…biological weapons can be used for…the creation of environmental catastrophes, and the introduction of widespread illness [and death].

Biological weapons delivery systems can take a variety of forms. Past programmes have constructed missiles, bombs, hand grenades and rockets to deliver biological weapons.

Since an air-borne agent can literally blow back onto the sender via unpredictable winds, a water-born agent just makes sense.

“and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.”

The Great Himalayan Watershed (GHW) encompasses most of Asia’s rivers — today around 45 per cent of the world’s population depends on the watershed. This location targets Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the wealthy Southeast Asian Moslems, and economically powerful China, all of whom represent American enemies.

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4th Trumpet – Nuclear Winter

And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

This cascade of events leading to the end of the world as we know it is not just prophecy by fanatical religious fundamentalists, it is a prediction by top scientists.

A snowball effect is how it rolls in the book A Path Where No Man Thought: Nuclear Winter and the End of the Arms Race by eminently popular atheist scientist Carl Sagan and Richard Turco. Published in 1990, it continues to be defended as a real and present danger by scientists.

Nuclear Winter: Global Consequences of Multiple Nuclear Explosions

R. P. TURCOO. B. TOONT. P. ACKERMANJ. B. POLLACK AND CARL SAGAN

SCIENCE• 23 Dec 1983• Vol 222, Issue 4630• pp. 1283-1292• DOI: 10.1126/science.222.4630.1283

subfreezing land temperatures may be caused by fine dust raised in high-yield nuclear surface bursts and by smoke from city and forest fires ignited by airbursts…in which dust and smoke are generated and encircle the earth within 1 to 2 weeks, average light levels can be reduced to a few percent of ambient and land temperatures can reach -15° to -25°C… even in summer…for months…radioactive fallout…of days to weeks can lead to chronic mean doses of up to 50 rads from external whole-body gamma-ray exposure, with a likely equal or greater internal dose from biologically active radionuclides…When combined with the prompt destruction from nuclear blast, fires, and fallout and the later enhancement of solar ultraviolet radiation due to ozone depletion, long-term exposure to cold, dark, and radioactivity could pose a serious threat to human survivors and to other species.

Nuclear Winter May Bring a Decade of Destruction

If nuclear war broke out between the United States and Russia…A nuclear winter would occur in the aftermath of nuclear blasts in cities; smoke would effectively block out sunlight, causing below-freezing temperatures to engulf the world.

important metropolitan areas—population centers or cities with strategic value, for example—would likely be targeted. And if those cities were hit, everything would likely burn…producing “a very dirty, sooty, smoke”… into the stratosphere…

They found that after simulated nuclear blasts, almost the entire Northern Hemisphere was engulfed in stratospheric soot within the first week. In 2 weeks, soot had invaded the Southern Hemisphere.

“Our research shows that in this U.S./Russia nuclear war scenario, nuclear winter would happen,” he said, adding that the models show an almost 10°C reduction in global mean surface temperature, extreme changes in precipitation, and a 90% reduction in the growing season across many parts of the midlatitudes.

To put things into perspective, Coupe said that the temperature change from preindustrial times to today was only 1°C. “But in nuclear winter, it approaches 10°C below the climatological mean after 2 or 3 years.”

Solar radiation, important not only for surface temperatures but also for photosynthesis, drops precipitously…around a 75% decrease…

Precipitation rates…drop about 58% after soot injection into the stratosphere. Patterns of rainfall also shifted…

A U.S.-Russia nuclear conflict reaches far beyond the two warring nations, said Coupe. “There are dire consequences if nuclear weapons were used, not just for countries involved, but for the rest of the world.”

Recently updated geopolitical assessments have led scientists to warn that, one way or another, human misbehavior is bringing our world to an end.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists gave its annual presentation of the Doomsday Clock in January 2019. A group of scientists and scholars, including 15 Nobel laureates, set the clock at two minutes before the symbolic apocalyptic midnight…the closest the clock has ever been to symbolizing doom. And that was before Presidents Trump and Putin pulled out of a major nuclear arms limitation treaty.

for I have heard from the LORD God of hosts a consumption /utterly consumed, devastation, even determined upon the whole earth. ” (Isaiah 28:14-22)

“And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” (Revelation 8:13)

Seriously? World War doesn’t bring about the end of the world?

“As it was in the days of Noah”, the abomination that brings desolation, brings about the end of the world.

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