China preparing for armed conflict 'in every direction' – The Telegraph
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. Rev. 9:14-16
The stage is being set for the battle of all battles, Armageddon. China, thanks to a stock piles of U.S. dollars, is preparing their military for conflict "in every direction." Putting Rev. 16:12 and the above Rev. 9:16 together, assuming that Armageddon is one big battle or a series of battles leading up to the big one, we see these verses as speaking of the same incident. 16:12 speaks of the armies of the kings of the east crossing the river Euphrates after it is dried completely up. 9:16 gives us the number of that army as 200,000,000 men strong. Who could build up such a massive army? Well the largest nation in the world with a population of 1.3 billion could. It just so happens that China comes from the far east and is engaged in an unprecedented military buildup. There appears to more that will join the ranks seeing how the Bibles speaks of the kings of the east. Please read the article from The Telegraph on China below and notice the tension that is building between the U.S. and China. Also notice the determination of China to flex their muscle as a super power.
The London Daily Telegraph reports: “China is preparing for conflict 'in every direction', the defence minister said on Wednesday in remarks that threaten to overshadow a visit to Beijing by his US counterpart next month.
‘In the coming five years, our military will push forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction,’ said Liang Guanglie in an interview published by several state-backed newspapers in China. ‘We may be living in peaceful times, but we can never forget war, never send the horses south or put the bayonets and guns away,’ Mr Liang added.
China repeatedly says it is planning a ‘peaceful rise’ but the recent pace and scale of its military modernisation has alarmed many of its neighbours in the Asia-Pacific, including Japan which described China's military build-up as a ‘global concern’ this month.
Mr Liang's remarks come at a time of increasingly difficult relations between the Chinese and US armed forces which a three-day visit by his counterpart Robert Gates is intended to address. A year ago China froze substantive military relations in protest at US arms sales to Taiwan and relations deteriorated further this summer when China objected to US plans to deploy one of its nuclear supercarriers, the USS George Washington, into the Yellow Sea off the Korean peninsula.
China also announced this month that it was preparing to launch its own aircraft carrier next year in a signal that China is determined to punch its weight as a rising superpower. The news came a year earlier than many US defence analysts had predicted.
China is also working on a ‘carrier-killing’ ballistic missile that could sink US carriers from afar, fundamentally reordering the balance of power in a region that has been dominated by the US since the end of the Second World War…”