Washington DC Two items of breaking news illustrate the timeliness of our futuristic novel, Edge of Apocalypse. First, the spectacle of North Korea lobbing missiles into South Korea today, and South Korea preparing to retaliate, including threats of a nuclear exchange, looks like the opening scenes from our fiction book, which was released in May of this year as part of the “End” series. The North Korean attack was reportedly launched at the command of Kim Jong-un, the son of the current dictator of that country and the heir-apparent to take over the reins. In Edge of Apocalypse we postulate that Kim Jong-un orders a strike against New York City in retaliation for a border war with U.S.-backed South Korea. In the last twenty-four hours, South Korean defense minister Kim Tae-youn has suggested he may consider using tactical nuclear weapons against the North. Second, as the Obama Administration tries to make light of the startling new revelations that North Korea has secretly created thousands of nuclear centrifuges for enriching uranium which can be used for nuclear warheads, there is another shocking aspect of this story that is now breaking wide open. A South Korean news source confirms another premise that we established in our futuristic novel Edge of Apocalypse: that North Korea and Iran are partners in the nuclear terror department. In our novel (and in our upcoming sequel, Thunder of Heaven scheduled for release next spring) we describe North Korea and Iran working closely together to forge nuclear weapons that can be turned against its primary enemies: the United States and Israel. In the English version of the news source Chosun, it was reported on Monday, November 22 that Korean government officials have admitted that the nature of the North Korean nuclear facility “highly likely” indicates a nuclear connection between North Korea and Iran. This was also seconded by Robert Carlin, an American nuclear expert who was an eye-witness to the facility and who broke the news within the last few days. Meanwhile the Obama Administration is trying to sell Congress on its START treaty with Russia, an agreement that Russia has openly stated should reduce American anti-missile defense capacity. If you are wondering why we should be highly suspicious of Russia, as well as Iran and North Korea, then you need to read Edge of Apocalypse and Thunder of Heaven. But make sure you have your Bible in hand when you do!
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