Battle-ready Beijing: China prepares for war as tensions with US rising
War between US and China just 10-15 years away
A grim prognosis was made by former US commander in Europe Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges (retired), who spoke last week at the Warsaw Security Forum. He urged European countries to do more for their own “security,” explaining that Washington has “to deal with the Chinese threat” in the Pacific.
The United States needs a very strong European pillar. I think in 15 years – it’s not inevitable – but it is a very strong likelihood that we will be at war with China.
While European security remains top priority for the US, the former official added, the country will also have to prepare for “the eventuality that in 10 or 15 years we’re going to be having to fight in the Pacific.” read more…
October 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – They lived in a village on the rural plains of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The family consisted of a six-year-old boy, Ruben, and his two parents.
They were unusual for two reasons.
Firstly, the family is Christian in a land that is predominately Hindu.
Secondly, both mother and father are blind. Ruben’s mother lost her sight when she was a child, and his father, a Christian pastor, has been blind from birth.
Mercifully, Ruben was born fully sighted.
They were unusual in another regard. Ruben’s father, although blind, was an active and committed preacher of the Gospel. Often of an evening, small groups of Christians would gather at the family home. There they would pray – for each other and the world around them – they would read the Bible and sing hymns rejoicing in the faith they had been given.
One night all this ended. A group of men arrived at the home when just such a Christian gathering was taking place. The men started to attack the assembled Christians. The attackers targeted Ruben’s parents in particular.
Then the family was taken to a local police station, where more humiliation was in store for them. Not only were the couple beaten again, but Ruben’s mother was stripped naked in front of her son. She could not see the fear and pain in her son’s eyes; she didn’t need to. Eventually, the whole family was cast into prison to await trial. read more…