Donald Trump is officially the President-Elect with 304 electoral votes. But the game is still afoot. Trump is not sitting in the White House just yet. He has withstood numerous challenges as the liberal opposition will not accept the outcome of the democratic process. No doubt more challenges await. But the next one threatens the republic and all our lives.
The following article builds up to an announcement of the premiere of two programs on GODTV, Paul McGuire’s Apocalypse and the End Times, in which he interviews S. Douglas Woodward on Woodward’s thesis that Russia will attempt a surprise assault on the United States in the very near future.
What Comes Next: Starting World War III?
Before us today stands the question whether President Obama will provoke Vladimir Putin into a direct confrontation in Syria, Ukraine, or in Cyberspace. Many supporters of Trump have suggested that globalists, smarting from the defeat of their candidate Hillary Clinton, won’t sit idly by in the months ahead and let their “world order” fall apart with a nationalist, populist outsider taking the reins. It is particularly important to derail the inauguration now less than 30 days away. Many have even proposed that a false flag event could be set in motion at any time now. Others have asserted that the current administration will take a direct shot at Putin to create a crisis, deferring indefinitely President-Elect Trump from being seated in the White House. Does a monumental threat put in motion by the current administration await us during the holidays? According to mainstream media, in this case the Associated Press, it surely does stand to happen:
U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in the general election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied… Obama said he had spoken directly to Putin about his concerns. He said if a foreign government tries to interfere in a U.S. election, the nation must take action, “and we will at a time and place of our own choosing.” “We have been working hard to make sure that what we do is proportional,” Obama said in an NPR News interview airing Friday. 
On the other hand, conservative supporters of Trump have consistently expressed doubt that Russia was responsible for hacking the election. Even Reince Previs, Trump’s future Chief of Staff, has flatly stated it’s time to “put up or shut up”. The “doubting Trumpases” contend that there is no such evidence.
Acknowledging this pertinent fact, the AP in the same article cited above agrees, “There has been no specific, persuasive evidence shared publicly about the extent of Putin’s role or knowledge of any hackings. That lack of proof undercuts Democrats’ strategy to portray Putin’s involvement as irrefutable evidence of a directed Russian government plot to undermine America’s democratic system.”  We are left to wonder whether an unsupported claim of Russian hacking is the false flag Trump supporters anticipated, and U.S. retaliation during Obama’s command, promises to be a dangerous direct provocation to kick off a war in which no one can foresee to where the dispute might lead.
A Bi-partisan Establishment-based Attempt to Scuttle the Election Results
Republican Senator John McCain, the Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee, is pushing for a joint investigative committee to study the issue because, like Obama, he believes Russia is attempting to “destroy democracy”. According to another mainstream media source, CNN, McCain sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has so far refused to agree to such a proposal:
“Cyber is the rare kind of all-encompassing challenge for which the Congress’s jurisdictional boundaries are an impediment to sufficient oversight and legislative action,” McCain wrote to McConnell in a letter, co-signed by fellow GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, incoming Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Jack Reed, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee. “Only a select committee that is time-limited, cross-jurisdictional, and purpose-driven can address the challenge of cyber,” wrote the bipartisan quartet of senators [wed to the establishment]. “We believe it is justified by the extraordinary scope and scale of the cyber problem.”
Notice that establishment senators, both Democrats and Republican, are agreeing with Obama that the situation is “real” and demands a strong response. While sentiment expressed Trump’s opponents publicly and provocatively contend that Trump will take us to war, instead it has consistently been the voices of establishment politicians (under the banner of protecting the present “new” world order), that have consistently championed actions that could lead us down the path to yet another war (continuing the longest period of war in America’s history, 14 years and still counting).
Lacking Proof We Know the Perpetrator
James Lewis writing for the left-leaning The Daily Beast, says what almost all mainstream media outlets are asserting (without laying out the evidence): “The Russians did it.” Writes Lewis:
After much hand-wringing, the Obama administration admitted that the Russian government interfered with the presidential election. (It was not a 400-pound hacker, unless that hacker lives in Moscow.) It’s true that people often question attribution, but the critics were wrong on Sony and they are wrong now. It was the Russians. 
Lewis cites no real proof to undergird a casus belli (an act or event to justify and provoke a war). It is just a bald assertion.
But what to do? Lewis points out that there are reasons to be cautious in going very far in counter-attacking the purported Russian interference: “International law and the Laws of Armed Conflict, which the U.S. tries to follow, define when force can be used in self-defense and require that it be proportional to the attack. International law and State practice do not define espionage, crime, or disinformation as actions that justify the use of force in response.” (Emphasis added) In other words, if we respect International Law and 200 years of American policy, the U.S. must be very circumspect (cautious) in what we do.
But let’s stipulate that Russia was involved in altering votes cast in 2 or 3 states through a cyber-attack. What should happen then? First, the current administration should provide the evidence that the hackers did alter the voting and by how much. In other words, did it matter? Second, claims to tampering should supply specific information that in “affecting the election”, the culprits left cyber-fingerprints that were undeniably Russian. If this documentation isn’t forthcoming, it should go without saying that President Obama and the Congress mustn’t just assume that because Clinton lost to Trump there had to be malfeasance somewhere. Finally, we shouldn’t miss one of the finer points: The White House (with the lame duck President possibly unwilling to relinquish the reins of the federal government), would do something they consider “meaningful” (to cite Obama’s chosen word) sometime in the near-term. “Meaningful” is purposefully vague. We must suppose that what is done will be substantive and presumably obvious to the Russians that we did it. And yet, Obama indicates that “the deed” might be publicly apparent, but it also might not. This approach could be extremely perilous. Do we want to leave a “meaningful” but clandestine action open to public interpretation, especially Russian opinion? Shouldn’t we want what the Administration’s action to be apparent and its impact to be measurable and open to world opinion to justify its propriety? If the intention is to accomplish “proportional retaliation”, the U.S. wants the world to concur that our actions were measured and were “proportional”. We want world public opinion to be in our favor.
In an op-ed piece posted on The Free Republic’s website, the ‘Z-man’ writes cogently about the extreme danger of what the current administration does during their last days in office:
The options are risky because the White House knows the hacking story was made up to pacify the lunatics. They also know the Russians know it was made up. Creating a diplomatic crisis over something both sides know is a fiction – and a ridiculous one at that – is very dangerous. The Russians will assume there must be some other reason for the move. Once countries are left to guess about motives, things can spiral out of control quickly. Thus, the White House has to just make a show of it, but not actually do anything. 
Gauging from the comments made by President Obama, the promised “proportional response” likely means a cyberattack launched by the U.S. against Russia. However, once we go cyber “big time”, it opens the door to a real and momentous cyber war which could decimate America.
But allow me to be more precise since to decimate means to eliminate 10% of the targeted group. In contrast, the impact might be the inverse: what the Russians could do might eliminate 90% of American civilians within one year — leaving only 10% of our citizens to forage among the ruins. This contention is backed up by no less than a congressional commission formed at the then-President Bush’s behest. In a 2004 report by The Presidential EMP Commission called together to examine the risks of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapon (EMP) exploding over a portion or all of the continental U.S. (An EMP blast emanates from a nuclear detonation in the atmosphere likely knocking out the power grid, with devastating consequences as it would create a lack of food, water, and warmth).
One of the key issues is that Putin may feel pressured to act right now or lose the upper hand. If he fears that Trump will not take office or will be unable to start a positive dialogue between Moscow and Washington, Putin may jump to the conclusion that it is time to implement the ultimate solution to Russia’s most existential threat – the New World Order. Putin knows he has nuclear superiority both offensively and defensively at this point in time. This is true in every category except submarines. However, even this segment of our nuclear arsenal could be neutralized. This is so due to a strategic decision to restrict what sub captains can do without orders from Washington. It is probable that nuclear launch codes won’t get to U.S. submarine commanders (see the book by Benjamin Baruch and JR Nyquist, The New Tactics of Global War for more information on power comparisons and threats to our nation). Putin appears genuinely willing to seek rapprochement with the inaugurated President Trump. But if the current Obama administration provokes war during this next four weeks of “interregnum”, the time for him to act is right now… during the time of transition… before or just after the 12 Days of Christmas.
We are Most Vulnerable Right Now
A book entitled, The Long Sunday by Dr. Peter Pry, points out that the greatest vulnerability of the United States to a Russian, Chinese, or North Korean attack, is that window of time between Election Day and Inauguration Day when one administration is preparing to relinquish control and another is preparing to take over responsibility.
That preoccupation with transition is made worse due to the fact that Americans are focused on Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Repeating the situation during the early morning hours of Sunday, December 7, 1941, we are not on alert. Like that day, 75 years ago this year, the last thing on anyone’s mind in Honolulu, Oahu, was the possibility that Japanese airplanes would come streaking out of the sky and drop torpedoes aimed at U.S. Navy ships anchored like sitting ducks in Pearl Harbor. The eminent intellectual Pry who served on the commission and testified before Congress, suggests that the present state of U.S. military force is a 1939 redux. America is NOT ready to go to war. Our guard is down, while our enemies are ready for war both defensively and offensively.
Quoting generously from Pry’s short book that sizes up the situation succinctly:
–U.S. conventional and nuclear forces have become “hollow” from long underinvestment in their modernization and basic maintenance.
–The U.S. Army has shrunk to its lowest level of active duty soldiers since before World War II.
–The U.S. Navy, according to former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, has the “smallest number of ships since 1915.”
–The U.S. Air Force, according to Defense Secretary Panetta, “is the smallest Air Force in its history.”
–U.S. strategic nuclear weapons are decades old and obsolete compared to brand new missiles and new generation nuclear weapons being deployed by Russia and China.
–The U.S. has ceded to Russia and China a virtual monopoly in tactical nuclear weapons, retaining only some 180 aged gravity bombs stored in European NATO, while Russia has an estimated 3,000-8,000 tactical nuclear weapons for battlefield and theater use.
–North Korea makes more nuclear weapons every year than the United States, which prohibits itself from making more nuclear weapons or replacing old weapons with new designs.
–European NATO has become so militarily “hollow” that RAND and the U.S. Defense Department estimate Russia could roll over NATO’s frontline states in Poland and the Baltics in 60 hours. “President Vladimir Putin himself has said that Russian troops could be in five NATO capitols in two days,” according to former Defense Department official Keith Payne. 
An EMP attack is the ultimate cyber-weapon. It can be detonated high in the atmosphere and do almost no direct damage to people, buildings, and military equipment on the ground – except for one enormous factor that is the real risk: An EMP destroys electronics. Since our society is built upon modern electronics, we are literally a thousand times more susceptible to electronic warfare than we were 75 years ago when we declared war on the Axis countries. Today, we can’t survive without the “grid”. We have no backup that employs “analog” systems. From mechanical water pumps to gasoline powered generators – such old-fashioned mechanisms have long since been discarded almost everywhere across our country.
Pry points out that an EMP attack does not require a big bomb. It does not require the sophisticated reentry of a missile back into the atmosphere. It is cheap to build and relatively easy to deploy. And it could be exploded from a satellite over our heads (Note: North Korea has two such satellites circling overhead since 2013 that orbit the globe from pole to pole, passing over the United States once or twice daily). Writes Pry, “Missile delivery of a nuclear warhead to blast a city requires an accurate guidance system, a reentry vehicle to penetrate the atmosphere and protect the physics package from the shock and heat of re-entry, and a fusing system capable of surviving re-entry and detonating the warhead at low-altitude or on impact. All of these requirements add significant technological and operational risk, compared to an EMP attack.”  In other words, nuclear missiles targeted at our cities are hard to develop and deploy. A singular EMP threat is far easier create, launch, and detonate over the heartland of America.
And since it explodes 30 kilometers or so above the ground, it leaves no debris to disclose who the bad guy was that launched it. “EMP attack can destroy radars, satellites and their downlinks and other national technical means necessary to identify the attacker. Bomb debris from a weapon detonated at high-altitude for EMP attack is not collectible, unlike debris from a nuclear weapon detonated in a city, so forensic analysis cannot identify the perpetrator. EMP attack leaves no fingerprints.” 
The Prophetic Scenario that Could be Fulfilled Any Day Now
In my book, The Next Great War in the Middle East, I detail the reasons why Russia is likely to devastate the United States in a surprise attack in the very near-term. The book goes into considerable detail to explain the weapons systems Russia now has at its disposal and how debilitated U.S. forces are in “strategic” weapon systems. I present a unique argument correlating the passages of Ezekiel 38-39 and Jeremiah 50-51.
Here in this article, I would like to announce the premiere of two interviews I did with renowned eschatology expert Paul McGuire, discussing the Russian threat in these two programs airing this week and through the holidays on GODTV. The timing may be perfect to warn many of our fellow countrymen. These programs broadcast beginning on December 23. They will appear on both DirecTV and Roku (check your listings!) However, if you do not have these services, they are also NOW available on GODTV’s website. I’d like to invite you (and encourage you) to watch these two programs today. The discussion is sobering and in light of the current saber rattling between Obama and Putin, it is most relevant to the 12 days of Christmas that are set to begin just two days after their network premiere.
The shows are included in the Apocalypse and the End Times’ program page, Series 4. They are the first two programs in that series. The production value is very high and the intensity of the discussion is evident from the first moment. You can find the programs on the web by clicking on this LINK. I hope you view them and inform your friends and family that they are “must see TV”.
For several weeks this past spring, my book THE NEXT GREAT WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST: RUSSIA PREPARES TO FULFILL THE PROPHECY OF GOG AND MAGOG, was the #1 bestseller in Eschatology in Amazon’s Kindle Store. It is even more relevant today than it was then due to the escalation of the confrontation between Russia and the United States in the last two weeks.
I strongly encourage you to watch the programs and pray. Read the book if you can (it’s only $7.55 on Kindle and $13.99 in Paperback on Amazon through January 20). Click HERE to get information about the book and to make a purchase.
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that many Christians have said they have had nightmares of the apocalypse that appear to have been prophetic dreams. Evangelical broadcaster Rick Wiles stated that he had such a dream. He discussed it in detail when interviewing Steve Quayle just a few days ago on Rick’s TruNews program. His vision centered on America and the horrendous events transpiring during Christmas. Let us pray together that our nation will be sparred war and that our leaders will not provoke World War III in a mad attempt to save their New World Order. May God save our land and restore all our freedoms.
And I would also be remiss if I didn’t ask you about your eternal fate. if you don’t know Jesus Christ as your personal savior, now is the time to make doubly sure you are ready. Confess your need for Him and the salvation He brings. As the Bible says,
“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2.
We don’t know that Russia will attack America in the next few weeks. But if my interpretation of prophecy is correct, the next one to two years are particularly hazardous. And these 12 days of Christmas are evidently the most dangerous 12 days we face in the months ahead.
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 Pry, Peter (2016-10-13). The Long Sunday: Election Day 2016 – Inauguration Day 2017 – Nuclear EMP Attack Scenarios (Kindle Locations 78-93). Kindle Edition.
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