It's just over a year ago since the so-called "Doomsday Clock" was pushed forward to 100 seconds to midnight – the closest symbolic point from an “apocalypse” since 1953. However, in recent days military activity around the world may just leave the "experts" wishing they had moved it a little closer.
You would think during a world pandemic and climatic catastrophes our world leaders would forget their differences and get together to work out our only planet's problems and do a "decent human thing."
To expect our leaders to act as "decent human beings" though is, after all, a very naive idea on my part. For example, the "Supreme" Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei just yesterday started up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges in breach of his commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to curb its nuclear program, which when read between the lines is a direct challenge to the US, known by Iran as"BIG SATAN," after talks resumed last week aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal which President Trump destroyed.
24 hours later Iran’s Natanz nuclear site suffered a problem involving its electrical distribution grid just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges. It was the latest incident to strike one of Tehran’s most "secure sites." Israel, known by Iran as "LITTLE SATAN" is more likely than not behind the digital attack and are thought to be responsible for a plethora of sabotage attacks on Iran's nuclear capabilities in recent months. Can you even imagine a world where Ali Khamenei was added to the list of leaders with nuclear capabilities?
Russia has at this moment Putin is bragging a new robot army will be deployed at Ukraine’s border!“The first unit will be bolstered with strike robots according to the defence ministry.
Once again if we read between the lines President Putin is more likely than not flexing his muscles to America's new president Joe Biden and the West. The relationship between Ukraine and Russia remains extremely tense with Kyiv raising the alarm but an imminent attack remains uncertain.
Taiwan's military responded by scrambling planes to monitor the Chinese aircraft, issuing radio warnings and mobilizing air defence systems until the aircraft left the area, its ministry of defence said.
Just late last month in what was seen as a sign of aggression to the new American leader, Joe Biden, Kim Jong-un conducted his latest ballistic missile tests firing two warheads into the ocean near Japan. The Japanese Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga claimed North Korea was a “catastrophic threat” to global security amid fears of leader Kim Jong-un’s renewed aggression.
The Arduous March of North Korea.
Kim Jong-un's latest ballistic missile tests are absolutely mind-boggling when you consider the North Korean leader announced this week his long-suffering citizens to prepare for a new “Arduous March” and be ready for hard times ahead with “dire food shortages” and economic instability. In a set of circumstances mirroring the deadly famines of the ‘90s North Korea has closed its borders to its trade ally China in a desperate attempt to protect its poverty-stricken country from the coronavirus.
According to a report by Human Rights Watch: “There is barely any food going into the country from China for almost two months now,” a missionary who clandestinely helps people in need inside North Korea told them last September (2020). “There are so many more beggars, some people have died from hunger in the border area and there’s no soap, toothpaste, or batteries.”
“The North Korean Famine” of the '90s became known as The Arduous March, the March of Suffering, is thought to have killed up to 3.5 million people.