Washington D.C. More evidence is pouring in to substantiate the themes in our futuristic novel, Edge of Apocalypse. We have already written before about breaking news of a nuclear partnership between terror states Iran and North Korea which our fiction book portrays (see November 23rd post below). But beyond that, our novel not only describes the future repercussions of that malicious partnership, but we also add Russia into the mix, as an accomplice and co-conspirator with those two tyrannical nations. Our next novel in the “End” series, due for release next spring, expands on this Russia-Iran-North Korea axis of evil. But is such a trio of terror likely to develop? In our opinion, not only is it likely to exist in the future, but it looks now as if it is a present-day reality. The New York Times and others broke the news today, based on leaked government documents made public by WikiLeaks, that North Korea has already sold advanced missile technology to Iran, enabling that country to launch long-distance nuclear missiles to targets as far away as Europe. But where is the Russian link here? Consider two things: first, the missiles sold by North Korea to Iran were based on Russian-designed R-27 rockets which were clearly supplied by Russia and converted by the Korean dictatorship into its more deadly BM-25 missiles, which were then delivered to Iran. Second, Russia has already done deadly, weapons and nuclear material business separately with both Iran and North Korea. Even more intriguing is the fact that Russia is on both of the international negotiating teams (along with the USA) that are supposed to broker weapons agreements and “peace” deals with Iran and North Korea. Russia is in a perfect place to play “all sides” in this deadly game. Meanwhile the Obama Administration is ignoring this threat by Russia, urging the Senate to ratify the START nuke treaty with that troublesome nation to the north. In a press conference today, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Keith Payne pointed out that the Obama Administration is spreading false information in an attempt to quickly seal the deal with Russia, namely: (1) that the START treaty does not impede American anti-missile defense (Dr. Payne says not true, that Article 5 of the treaty does limit U.S. ability to create anti-missile shields); (2) that no person of defense expertise or “pedigree” is opposed to the treaty (during the press conference Dr. Payne ticked off a long list of defense experts who are in fact opposed to the treaty). In Edge of Apocalypse we show what happens when America is lulled into a sloppy willingness to down-grade our defenses against our enemies. This all has prophetic implications. When we realize that America appears to be a non-entity in the prophecies of the Bible, one can only wonder if the reason has something to do with our lack of resolve in two areas: a foolish failure to guard our nation, and most important of all, an even more foolish failure to seek God’s protection. “Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.” Psalm 127:1(b).
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