The Inevitability of Nuclear War

“Not only is it an excellent chance, in my view it’s inevitable, it’s immutable, it will happen, it’s decreed, there’s nothing going to stop it. And World War III will come. And it will be started, in my opinion, by the communists.” – Zack Strong, “Fake Fall of the Soviet Union,” Liberty Wolf podcast, June 5, 2021. 

Humanity is in denial about the inevitability of nuclear war. The mad scientists in the United States, Russia, China, and other nations that have developed nukes and similarly hideous bio-chemical weapons, haven’t created and stockpiled them with the intention of never using them. You stockpile weapons and keep them in your inventory only if you plan to use them. Russia, China, and the United States, and several other nations such as Israel, India, and Pakistan, have codified plans to use these demonic weapons and are currently only waiting for the right pretext to use them. 

There are really only a few semi-valid reasons why people think there might not be nuclear war. First, they have been hoodwinked into believing the Soviet propaganda myth of “nuclear winter” and “mutually assured destruction.” Second, they misjudge Russia’s and China’s motivations. Or, third, they believe that one “globalist” conspiracy controls both sides and therefore is only play acting. 

In a 1985 Defense Nuclear Agency report, “Soviet Exploitation of the “Nuclear Winter” Hypothesis,” Dr. Leon Goure wrote: 

“During 1983, Soviet scientific spokesmen publicly embraced the “Nuclear Winter” hypothesis and published several models for the climatic consequences of a nuclear war which they presented in various international forums in the West. 

“Soviet science spokesmen and media have claimed, and this was initially widely accepted in the West, that Soviet scientists had independently confirmed the probability of a “Nuclear Winter” phenomenon as a consequence of a nuclear war. An examination of open Soviet publications specifically discussing this prediction, however, show this claim to be unfounded. In their writings on the “Nuclear Winter” hypothesis, Soviet scientists have neither used independent scenarios nor provided independent values of the essential parameters characterizing soot, on which the “Nuclear Winter” hypothesis principally depends. Instead, Soviet spokesmen have uncritically used in toto the “worst-case” scenarios and estimates of the Crutzen-Birks and TTAPS studies and merely adapted them to mathematical simulations of multi-dimensional models of global atmospheric circulation after the nuclear war. Even the model itself in the case of the widely publicized study by V. Aleksandrov and G. Stenchikov is based on a borrowed obsolete Western model. . . . 

“An examination of Soviet public discussions of the “Nuclear Winter” hypothesis indicates that the Soviets have seen it primarily not as a scientific but rather as a political and propaganda opportunity and have sought to exploit it accordingly. The Soviet objective has been to reinforce the “anti-nuclear” movements in the West, to influence the opinion of the Western public and especially of its scientific community, to enhance opposition to U.S. defense and foreign policies, and also to lend support to Soviet arms control proposals. For this purpose, the Soviets saw no utility in becoming involved in scientific debates in the West over the validity of the “Nuclear Winter” hypothesis or to provide independent scenarios or data which might have been at variance with its assumptions and projections. From the Soviet viewpoint, it was sufficient to adopt this hypothesis and to merely give the impression of its “independent” confirmation by Soviet scientists. 

“. . . there are no signs that Soviet official public support for the “Nuclear Winter” hypothesis has had any influence on Soviet strategic weapons programs, the direction of Soviet scientific support for them, or the continuing improvement of civil defense.” 

What started as a flawed article in a publication of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences became a Soviet talking point and, finally, a global myth. “Nuclear winter” is an absurdity with only a shadow of truth. It was whispered into Western ears until the Western mind finally bought the lie and convinced itself that nuclear war was unthinkable. 

Here’s a factoid. In total, there have been nearly 2,500 admitted nuclear tests in the world, with some 520 of these being above-ground atmospheric explosions. The true, unclassified number is greater. However, for sake of argument, let’s take 500 as our number. Are you aware that humans have already exploded 500 nuclear weapons above ground? Yet, there is no nuclear winter. The world continues to spin. The sun continues to shine. Crops continue to grow. These tests have gone practically unnoticed. Most of them ended decades ago, yet they had no huge, lasting, or cataclysmic impact on the ecology of the earth or its inhabitants. 

Why, then, should anyone believe that a nuclear war involving hundreds, perhaps thousands, of weapons would be devastating in and of itself? The biggest difference would be the locations of the explosions. In a war, major cities and ports and, naturally, military installations, would be hit directly, causing great loss of life. However, the fearful blasts, and the resulting fallout, would not, indeed could not, kill off all of life on planet earth. It’s essentially impossible. It could be a contributing factor that, in conjunction with other elements, could lead to more devastating destructions, but it will not be the cause of itself. 

In August of 2022, Business Insider put out a report about potential nuclear war. A lot of the report was scaremongering, stating things like a nuclear war would be a “civilization-ending event.” However, they did provide some useful information. They talked about EMPs and described some of the damage that could be expected from large nuclear weapons: 

“When a nuclear bomb strikes, it sets off a flash of light, a giant orange fireball, and building-toppling shockwaves. People at the center of the explosion (within half a mile for a 300-kiloton bomb) could be killed right away, while others in the vicinity could suffer third-degree burns. A 1,000-kiloton nuclear blast might produce third-degree burns up to 5 miles away, second-degree burns up to 6 miles away, and first-degree burns up to 7 miles away, according to one estimate from AsapScience. People up to 53 miles away could also experience temporary blindness. . . . 

“Nuclear explosions also produce clouds of dust and sandlike radioactive particles that disperse into the atmosphere — what’s referred to as nuclear fallout. Exposure to this fallout can result in radiation poisoning, which could damage the body’s cells and prove fatal. 

“Fallout can block sunlight, causing temperatures to drop dramatically and shortening the growing season for essential crops. Drozdenko said crop production could be drastically altered for decades, which would result in famine in some places.” 

The takeaway from the article is that while the destruction would be devastating for localized areas, people would still survive. It might not be fun being a survivor, depending on where you are, but most of us will likely survive the coming nuclear strikes that will herald full-blown World War III. What comes after nuclear war in terms of societal collapse, mass starvation, and total mobocracy is far more terrifying than nuclear war itself. 

A more credible source is ki4u.com. They have a report titled “The Good News About Nuclear Destruction!” In it, they note: 

“What possible ‘good news’ could there ever be about nuclear destruction coming to America, whether it is Dirty Bombs, Terrorist Nukes, or ICBM’s from afar? 

“In a word, they are all survivable for the vast majority of American families, IF they know what to do beforehand and have made even the most modest of preparations. . . . 

“Most people think that if nukes go off then everybody is going to die, or it’ll be so bad they’ll wish they had. That’s why you hear such absurd comments as; “If it happens, I hope I’m at ground zero and go quickly.” 

“This defeatist attitude was born as the disarmament movement ridiculed any competing alternatives to their ban-the-bomb agenda, like Civil Defense. The activists wanted all to think there was no surviving any nukes, disarmament was your only hope. The sound Civil Defense strategies of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s have been derided as being largely ineffective, or at worst a cruel joke. Since the supposed end of the Cold War in the 80’s, most Americans saw neither a need to prepare, nor believed that preparation would do any good. Today, with growing prospects of nuclear terrorism, and nuclear saber rattling from rogue nations, we see emerging among the public either paralyzing fear or irrational denial. People can’t even begin to envision effective preparations for ever surviving a nuclear attack. They think it totally futile, bordering on lunacy, to even try. 

“Ironically, the disarmament activists legacy, regardless their noble intent, has rendered millions of Americans even more vulnerable to perishing from nukes in the future. 

“The biggest surprise for most Americans, from the first flash of a nuke being unleashed, is that they will still be here, though ill-equipped to survive for long, if they don’t know what to do, and not do, beforehand from that very first second of the initial flash onward. . . .  

“. . . Clearly, the good news is most people would survive that initial blast.” 

The report detailed studies and historical examples from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to show that most of us will survive the initial explosions in a nuclear war. They also praised the “duck and cover” strategy that makes ignorant people chuckle today. Modern man, not knowing anything about how nuclear weapons work and obviously havening never read any of the firsthand accounts from a-bomb survivors in Japan, thinks it futile to duck and cover behind objects. “How can a small fence or a wall protect you from a nuclear blast?!” they cry. The reality is, however, that they absolutely can protect you. 

In the above report, we find this additional testimony and information: 

“Robert Trumbull – the New York Times Pacific and Asia war correspondent, 1941-79 who had been in Iwo Jima – documented more double-bombing survivors in his 1957 book Nine Who Survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Personal Experiences of Nine Men who Lived Through Both Atomic Bombings. Two of their experiences and their ages on 9 August 1945: 

“Tsutomu Yamaguchi, 29, Mitsubishi ship designer who died in 2010, aged 93 (Trumbull pp. 28 and 109): “‘Suddenly there was a flash like the lighting of a huge magnesium flare,’ Yamaguchi recalls. The young ship designer was so well drilled in air-raid precaution techniques that he reacted automatically. He flung his hands to his head, covering his eyes with his fingers and stopping his ears with his two thumbs. Simultaneously he dropped to the ground, face down. . . . ‘As I prostrated myself, there came a terrific explosion’ . . . [The left side of his face and arm facing the fireball were burned, and he returned to Nagasaki, experiencing the second nuclear explosion on the sixth-floor of the headquarters office of Mitsubishi.] Spelling out the danger of flying glass, he urged them to keep windows open during an air-raid alert, and at the instant of the flash to seize at once upon any shelter available . . . the second A-bomb confirmed young Yamaguchi’s words, exploding in a huge ball of fire about a mile away. Yamaguchi’s lecture [just an hour earlier!]. . . was not lost upon his colleagues. With the young designer’s words still fresh in their minds, they leaped for the cover of desks and tables. ‘As a result,’ said Yamaguchi, ‘my section staff suffered the least in that building. In other sections there was a heavy toll of serious injuries from flying glass’.” 

“Masao Komatsu, 40, was hit by falling beam in a Hiroshima warehouse and was on board a train in Nagasaki when the bomb fell (Trumbull, p 101): “. . . the interior of the coach was bathed in a stark, white light. Komatsu immediately dived for the floor. ‘Get down!’ he screamed at the other passengers. Some recovered sufficiently from the daze of the blinding light to react promptly to his warning. Seconds later came the deafening crack of the blast, and a shock wave that splintered all the windows on both sides of the train. The passengers who had not dived under the seats were slashed mercilessly from waist to head by glass flying at bullet speed.” 

“While terrorist nukes would likely be smaller than the Hiroshima (15 KT) bomb, in a modern super power conflict today, the nukes would be larger, most in the 100 KT to 500 KT range. The unsurvivable ‘ground zero’ lethal zone of a 500 KT nuke airburst, would extend out to about 2.2 miles. The blast wave would arrive at that 2.2 mile marker about eight seconds after the flash and then continue on causing death or injury from there out to about 9 miles. Putting at grave risk then an additional over 15 times more souls than were already lost within that unsurvivable 2.2 mile ground zero radius. That’s IF they don’t know to ‘Duck & Cover’ in those 8 to 20+ seconds after the flash and before the blast wave arrived. In other words, with ‘Duck & Cover’ taught to and employed by all, there could be over 15 times fewer casualties from that blast wave!” 

Please fix in your mind the fact that nuclear blasts are highly survivable. As long as you are not in the immediate blast radius and take reasonable precautions against fallout, you will survive. This is why I have preached relocation in every article on preparedness I have ever written over the course of the past decade. It is crucial to remove yourself from potential blast zones. Where are these potential blast zones? Not every city is a target, but hundreds are. 

For the most part, the targets of a nuclear war will be military installations and bases and other strategic infrastructure such as ports. Washington, D.C. is an obvious target, as is the various command centers of our military operations, including Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs. Our nuclear fields in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming are particular targets for enemy nukes. It seems unrealistic to assume that major economic and power centers like New York City will be spared. 

But what if you live in rural America, such as in Idaho, Missouri, South Dakota, or Utah? Likely, your locations aren’t targets. Your primary concerns will be fallout and, even worse, the flood of refugees and starved and stunned people that will flee the cities in desperate panic in search of safety and supplies. 

After the initial nuclear die-off, rampant pillaging by starving people, and culling of the human herd, a longer-term threat would be starvation and famine. This is why it pays to have food storage set aside. I recommend having at least a one-year supply, including all the water filtration devices necessary to sustain you. You also need a power generator or other supplies for cooking food and keeping yourself warm. You need tools, warm clothing and blankets, medical equipment, and so many other little things you take for granted. 

Having and storing a year’s supply of food and other essentials is not impractical and it is not too expensive – especially if you prioritize correctly and properly value the lives of your loved ones. However, unless you have hundreds or thousands of dollars to drop on supplies today, you must start immediately and work methodically to build up your reserves and learn how to use them. You still have time, though time is dwindling. 

You should also be prepared to grow, hunt, and forage food. A 1986 book by Fredric Solomon, The Medical Implications of Nuclear War, gives this description of food procurement and farming after a nuclear war: 

“World food reserves, as measured by total cereal stores at any given time, are frighteningly small should production fail . . . In the United States food stores would feed the population for about a year. Portions of the stores, however, would be destroyed by blast or fire or would be contaminated by radioactivity. Crops in the field would be damaged to an unpredictable extent. 

“More important, the means to transport the food from sites of harvest or storage to the consumers would no longer exist. Transportation centers would be prime targets of an aggressor intent on destroying the industrial competence of an opponent to sustain a war. Roads, bridges, and rail and port facilities would be likely targets. Foods that appear in our markets are not grown locally. In Massachusetts, for example, more than threequarters of the food arrives from out of state by truck or rail, and supplies on hand would last for only a few days. In a nuclear attack most of these supplies in urban areas would be destroyed. In the United States and other developed countries, food no longer is carried by farmers to nearby markets. The northeastern United States is particularly vulnerable to a breakdown in transportation of foods since some 80 percent of its food is imported, but other sections of the country would fare only little better . . . With key railway links and highways destroyed and gasoline and diesel fuels unavailable, whatever crops survived could not be moved to places where they would be needed. 

“Food is supplied today in the United States and developed countries by a complex network of enterprises that involves not only farming, animal husbandry, and fishing but also farm machinery, pesticides, fertilizers, petroleum products, and commercial seeds. This network utilizes sophisticated techniques and technology to handle the food that is produced. These include grain elevators, slaughterhouses, cold-storage plants, flour mills, canning factories, and other packaging plants. It also includes the transportation, the storage, and the marketing and distribution of foods through both wholesale and retail outlets. A breakdown in this vast agribusiness would be an inevitable consequence of a nuclear war. Without the means to harvest, process, and distribute those crops that survived, there would be much spoilage. 

“So much of the social and economic structure of society as we know it would be destroyed that relationships that we take for granted would disappear. Money would have little or no value. Food and other necessities would be obtained, when available, by barter. More likely, as people became desperate with hunger, survival instincts would take over, and armed individuals or marauding bands would raid and pilfer whatever supplies and stores still existed. Those fortunate individuals who had stores would hoard their resources and soon become the victims of the crazed behavior of starving and desperate survivors who would ransack warehouses and attack individual homes. Law enforcement would not exist, and many would be killed in the fighting between those trying forcefully to obtain possession of food stores and those trying to protect their own homes, families, and food supplies. 

“The early death of millions of humans and animals following a major nuclear war would not sufficiently compensate for the reduced available food supplies. Stocks of fuels, fertilizers, agricultural chemicals, and seed would soon be exhausted. Not only functioning tractors but also beasts of burden would be in short supply, and food production would become very labor intensive—a throwback to the primitive farming methods of the Middle Ages or earlier. The resistance of insects to radiation and the lack of pesticides would further reduce the yield of crops. Fields downwind from targeted sites are likely to be made unusable by radioactive fallout for weeks to years. . . . 

“There would likely be a deterioration of the quality of the soil following a nuclear war. The death of plant and forest coverage because of fire, radiation, the lack of fertilizers, and the probable primitive slash-and-bum agricultural practices of survivors would leave the soil vulnerable to erosion by wind and rain. Desertification and coarse grasses and shrubs would render agriculture and animal husbandry less productive. 

“Water supplies may be seriously reduced after a nuclear war. Dams and large irrigation projects may well be targets, especially in a counter-value attack. . . . 

“Not only would food be scarce but it would likely be unsanitary as well. The destruction of sanitation, refrigeration, and food-processing methods, especially in the remaining urban areas or population centers, would result in the contamination of food by bacteria, particularly by enteric pathogens. Spoiled meat, carrion of domestic animals and even of human corpses, are likely to be eaten by starving persons, as has happened in major famines in the past. Pathogens to which civilized man has lost resistance would be acquired from foods and water contaminated by excreta and flies, other insects, and rodents, which would likely proliferate in the aftermath of nuclear war. 

“But the hunger and starvation would not be limited to the combatant countries alone, or even to just the Northern Hemisphere. It would truly be a global occurrence” (Fredric Solomon, The Medical Implications of Nuclear War, 284-286). 

I honestly worry very little about a nuclear war. I am relatively certain I will survive it, like most of us will. However, the aftermath is a different story. We should be more worried about what to do after a nuclear exchange instead of fretting about whether we will survive. Depending on your location and the specific fallout in the area, you will likely be ok to move out of your initial shelter – which you should immediately get in once a nuclear exchange begins and fallout is at its peak danger – within approximately two weeks to a month. 

Soil should be farmable again after approximately a year, depending on radiation levels in the area. Certain plants, such as sunflowers, can help draw radiation out of the soil to speed up the recovery process. Since it is difficult to precisely gauge the level of soil radiation and how affected food really is, it is best to simply wait. Time is an ally; that is, it is an ally if you have prepared sufficiently in advance to survive. 

Among other preparations, you should have potassium iodide (KI) tablets on hand. ThyroSafe and Iosat are the two popular and authorized brands. I have some of each in my supplies. Pectin, commonly found in apples, is another wise addition to your survival kit. It can help protect against radiation and even reverse some of its effects. Apple juice, which contains pectin, was given to people exposed to Chernobyl’s deadly radiation. 

Those are only a few suggestions that can get you started in your preparations. The point of this article, however, is to establish that nuclear war is not merely realistic, but inevitable. To that end, I return to the politics of the subject. Since we know that nuclear war is highly survivable, especially if you have taken five minutes to prepare, then how does that impact Russia’s thoughts on launching nuclear war? 

Russia has been prepping for a nuclear conflict for seventy years. Besides having an active civil defense program, Russia has invested heavily in underground bunkers. Mount Yamantau and Kosvinsky Kamen in the Ural Mountains house Russia’s underground, nuclear-proof headquarters. Even though the Soviets began building them in the 1970s, we know relatively little about them. These bunkers – more like underground cities – are extensive, sophisticated, and contain massive survival supplies anticipating prolonged periods of use in a future day. 

A November 2020 article said of these two sites: 

“Putin has announced that Russia has made serious progress in the implementation of its strategic forces control systems. The reports in Russian media suggest that the launcher is inaccessible to the enemy, and is capable of withstanding a nuclear strike. It has also been suggested that the control center itself is completely outside Russia. . . . 

“Putin sought assurance over three matters – first, the need for constant exercises and other events to make sure command and control systems are working as intended and that the people trusted with running them know how to properly operate them. 

“Secondly, modernize the country’s nuclear command and control architecture and a need to ensure the survivability of the country’s nuclear command and control infrastructure. “We are aware that a lot depends on the survivability of these systems and their ability to continue operating in a combat environment,” he said.  

““They have told me that the creation of an absolutely secure facility for controlling strategic nuclear forces, among others is nearing completion, and that it will have a very high safety margin,” Putin reportedly said at the meeting. 

“Russia has two sites that would match this general description, one at Kosvinsky Kamen in the Northern Ural Mountains and another under Mount Yamantau in the Southern Ural Mountains. His remarks about the need to protect the overall command and control infrastructure against any threats, including a nuclear attack, point to a site that is a deeply buried underground bunker of some kind” . . . . 

““Kosvinsky is regarded by US targeteers as the crown jewel of the Russian wartime nuclear command system because it can communicate through the granite mountain to far-flung Russian strategic forces using very-low-frequency (VLF) radio signals that can burn through a nuclear war environment,” [Bruce] Blair wrote.” 

Other such Russian preparations for nuclear war could be noted. Before discussing Russian nuclear launch policies further, a word about Red China. China has not been derelict in prepping for war. China has constructed a system of some 3,100 miles of underground bunkers dubbed by Western researchers the “Underground Great Wall.” This cavernous system contains missile production facilities, missile launch equipment, and survival supplies. Dr. Hui Zhang has written

“China’s underground Great Wall is not just for weapons storage. It is operated mainly as a missile launch base (zhendi). I like to call it “subterranean ballistic missile” (an underground-based version of a nuclear missile submarine, or SSBN). Just as a submarine deterrent offers survivability, so too does a subterranean force; the philosophy underpinning the two are the same. 

“’China’s underground Great Wall is converting its land-based ballistic missiles into “tunnel-launched ballistic missiles” (I prefer the new acronym “TLBM”). Thus, China has moved its land-base missiles to underground-basing to ensure a limited and reliable second-strike nuclear force after absorbing a first nuclear strike. On this basis, it should be not difficult to understand why China builds it with so many tunnels. . . . 

“. . . These tunnels have been built hundreds of meters underground, in deep mountain  areas, and are difficult to detect from space. They can withstand nuclear and conventional  attacks. The missiles, personnel and related equipment can be transported by rails and trucks within the network of tunnels  to various locations. All the activities for launch preparation can be done in the tunnels without detection. Some of the tunnels could also be for logistical support or command and control facilities. . . . 

“The fact that Beijing is willing to reveal the existence of the underground Great Wall shows Beijing wants potential adversaries to know it has real and reliable retaliatory counterattack capability and thus discourage thoughts of first strike. From a Chinese perspective, China’s underground Great Wall further consolidates the mutual deterrence between China and the US, and thereby enhances strategic stability.” 

While giving a good overview of the Underground Great Wall, Hui Zhang nevertheless dismisses China’s threat. He believes that China has essentially stopped making nuclear weapons and has such a low supply that they would never consider a first strike, but would only retaliate if attacked. Said he: “China has a small arsenal that is deeply de-alerted and has pledged no-first-use.” I believe this is utterly false and goes against reason, and the evidence, to assume that China hasn’t continued making nuclear weapons or advancing their capabilities. 

Western analysts have consistently downplayed China’s threat and vastly underestimated the size of their nuclear arsenal. This past November, however, the Pentagon announced that it believes China will have 1,500 nuclear weapons by 2035 – a much higher number than presently acknowledged. 

At any rate, Dr. Zhang showed that China is also preparing for nuclear war and believes it is absolutely survivable, thus increasing the likelihood they would feel secure pulling the trigger. They began working on this tunnel system in 1995 and continue expanding it. They have known for a long time that war is coming and are playing the long game. 

Now, back to Russia, which I believe will be the point man of the future nuclear surprise strike on the West. What does Russia’s formal military doctrine state about using nuclear weapons? I quote a summation of Russia’s policies written by Cynthia Roberts. In 2020, just after Russia published an updated stance on the use of nuclear weapons, she explained

“Analysts should read Principles of State Policy extremely carefully and with a Russian lens. Importantly, Russia experts should appreciate that Moscow is animated by a persistent fear that Washington seeks to neutralize Russia’s strategic deterrent. As a result, the military is fixated on preemption to prevent a disabling first strike, even as the political leadership has traditionally resisted pre-delegating nuclear authority. The document also shows that Russian nuclear doctrine has focused more on ensuring deterrence and less on nuclear coercion for aggressive aims. . . . 

“The latest version of official Russian military doctrine, which was released in 2014, states that: 

““The Russian Federation reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear and other types of weapons of mass destruction against it and/or its allies, as well as in the event of aggression against the Russian Federation with the use of conventional weapons when the very existence of the state is threatened” . . . . 

“What is new and most striking in Russian nuclear strategy is how Principles handles the possible employment of nuclear weapons if deterrence fails. Section III on “Conditions under which the Russian Federation Transitions to the Use of Nuclear Weapons,” especially Clause 19, specifies four conditions that could lead to nuclear use. The first such condition is the possession of reliable information about the launch of ballistic missiles to attack Russian territory and/or its allies. This situation opens the possibility for Moscow to launch Russian nuclear weapons on warning of a nuclear attack instead of delaying retaliatory action until confirmation that targets are destroyed or alternatively launching while an attack is underway. Developed during the Cold War, the “launch on warning” option was considered by both sides as a means to strengthen nuclear deterrence by helping to guarantee retaliation. But, if adopted, launch on warning is also associated with the significant risk of false warning alerts and an accidental launch. The second condition is the use of nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction by an adversary against Russian territory and/or its allies. Next, the third condition has to do with actions taken against Russian critical government or military installations by an adversary that would have the effect of disrupting Russia’s capacity for nuclear retaliation. Finally, the fourth condition in which Russia could employ nuclear weapons is in the event of aggression against Russia using conventional weapons that threaten the very existence of the state. . . . 

“From the standpoint of national policy, Principles, which was issued by presidential decree (ukaz), is a reminder that Putin is the most actively engaged Russian leader on nuclear weapons since Nikita Khrushchev. Putin is far more successful than Khrushchev in rebuilding Russian military and nuclear capabilities without breaking the economy or losing power while also perhaps the most nuclear attentive current leader of any contemporary nuclear weapons state. Principles reminds us that, like the American president, the Russian president has the responsibility to decide the use of nuclear weapons. Putin is unusually blunt in signaling Russia’s willingness to exploit its nuclear strength and declares the active deterrent relevance of nuclear weapons such as in the event that the United States or NATO attempt to use force to reverse Russia’s annexation of Crimea. This coercive form of nuclear signaling reflects the Russian emphasis on deterring major powers by means of intimidation and the punishing use of Russian nuclear forces.” 

While some believe that Russia, ostensibly like their Chinese comrades, seeks to deescalate tensions, that they are deemphasizing nuclear aggression, and that they plan on only retaliating to a U.S. first strike instead of preemptively launching their own attack, the official military doctrine tells a different story. These notions are easy to dismiss for one profoundly important reason; namely, that the Russians and Chinese are habitual liars

They rule by deception. They have violated every treaty they have ever signed with us. These are communists who openly believe that lying in service of the party or the cause is a virtue. At the height of the Cold War, Marion G. Romney hit the nail on the head when he said: 

“Liberty loving people can no more expect to secure cooperation from communism in the establishment of peace than Christ could secure such cooperation from Satan. Communism being what it is, will never voluntarily yield in its evil purposes. Every time it negotiates, it advances its own cause or it does not deal” (President Marion G. Romney, BYU devotional, March 1, 1955). 

We are talking about people who murdered over a hundred million of their own citizens and countries which still hold their people in suffocating bondage. In China’s case, this is quite literal = the entire nation is an open-air GULAG. Freedom is likewise sparse in the Russian Federation and amounts to mere window dressing for Marxist tyranny. I experienced this gnawing lack of Liberty – religious and political – firsthand when I lived in Russia. 

Think of it. Putin – the man who decides whether to launch Russia’s unsurpassed arsenal of nukes – jails his political opposition, rigs his elections, assassinates defectors who expose his litany of crimes, represses religious minorities, and is a career KGB officer handpicked and put in power by Soviet oligarchs. He is an adulterer, a fake Christian, and a dangerous anti-Christ who has formed an alliance with the fraudulent, KGB-controlled Russian Orthodox Church to whip up a sense of Russian Messianism and nationalism in what he calls a “holy war.” He is a secret billionaire who walks with the elites and rubs shoulders with the worst criminals on earth. He has carried out false-flag bombings to wage wars of aggression. The gangsters in Washington and Israel aren’t the only ones who carry out false-flag attacks, a la 9/11. Russia are the perfectors of false flags! 

Putin routinely orchestrates false flags events. That is how he got his nation into war with Chechnya and propelled himself to power. Read Russian intelligence defector Alexander Litvinenko’s book Blowing Up Russia: The Secret Plot to Bring Back KGB Terror that got him assassinated by Putin’s regime. This is how Putin got into Georgia in 2008 when Russian soldiers without markings created crises to which Putin “responded” with an invasion too quick to have been reactionary. 

It’s also the tired pretext Putin used in both 2014 and 2022 to go into Ukraine and annex Crimea to supposedly save Russian citizens from “Nazis” and “genocide” and “NATO expansion.” Lies, staged coups, and false flags are Russia’s M.O. every bit as much, if not more, than the U.S.’s M.O. Anyone who can’t admit that Russia engages in these deceptions, and engaged in them to start their imperialist war in Ukraine, is either woefully ignorant or a contemptible liar. 

More importantly, and something which I am one of the few writers in the world to cover in any detail on a regular basis, the alleged “collapse” of the Soviet Union was itself a false-flag event! The “fall” of communism was a complete and total fraud. It was pre-planned and carefully-staged political theater. It was a ruse. 

The “fall” was admitted by Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev to be an infusion of more socialism and more Leninism into the world. He said Russia was resurrecting pure Leninism instead of continuing the Stalinist version of Leninism. He gloated about this in his book Perestroika. The controlled Western media, of course, didn’t expose the devious deception, but ran with it to help the global cabal lull us to sleep as the communist world revolution entered its endgame. 

In each of my books A Century of Red and Red Gadiantons, I have a chapter detailing the evidence for the fake “fall” of the USSR. In my podcast episode “Fake Fall of the Soviet Union,” I spent forty-two minutes going over the evidence. In my Red Alert newsletter, which is now on hiatus, I hammered home the point in nearly every edition for over a year. I discussed it briefly in “Five Facts About the Communist Conspiracy You Should Know” and “Russia Lies.” I have talked about it endlessly on social media since I first created an account on Facebook in 2008, including on my page “Red Plague – the Communist Threat to Mankind” and on my Gab account

I have made people’s eyes glaze over telling them about the Russian deception since 1999 when the reality of this phony “collapse” was confirmed powerfully to my soul by the Holy Spirit in a special experience. You might call it a mission, or a spiritual calling, for me to wake up as many people to the reality of the fraudulent “death” of communism. It is one of the passions that keeps me going. 

If people simply understood that the Evil Empire – the communist conspiracy – faked its own demise in order to lull the West to sleep in preparation for its final death blow, many things could change and we could mount a legitimate defense. We would see the world clearly and understand Putin’s chess moves. 

As it is, many people (especially naïve conservatives) think that Russia is reformed, that Putin is a nationalist who isn’t trying to restore the Soviet empire but only wants to protect his people against NATO aggression, and that Russia is a “bastion of traditionalism” and the only nation that can protect Christianity from Satan’s henchmen in the West. This is a lie from top to bottom. 

I earlier noted Gorbachev’s own testimony that perestroika was a deception, just like détente was a fraud and all those truces Mao Tse-tung made with the Chinese government were lies. Here is one small piece of his gloating confession: 

“The essence of perestroika lies in the fact that it unites socialism with democracy and revives the Leninist concept of socialist construction both in theory and in practice. Such is the essence of perestroika, which accounts for its genuine revolutionary spirit and its all-embracing scope. . . .  

“Perestroika is closely connected with socialism as a system. That side of the matter is being widely discussed, especially abroad, and our talk about perestroika won’t be entirely clear if we don’t touch upon that aspect.  

“Does perestroika mean that we are giving up socialism or at least some of its foundations? Some ask this question with hope, others with misgiving. . . .  

“To put an end to all the rumors and speculations that abound in the West about this, I would like to point out once again that we are conducting all our reforms in accordance with the socialist choice. We are looking within socialism, rather than outside it, for the answers to all the questions that arise. We assess our successes and errors alike by socialist standards. Those who hope that we shall move away from the socialist path will be greatly disappointed. Every part of our program of perestroika—and the program as a whole, for that matter—is fully based on the principle of more socialism and more democracy” (Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World, 35-36). 

If you are skeptical about the “fall” of communism being a false flag, so be it; but you just read Gorbachev admit the lie and you are now accountable for his testimony. 

Joel Skousen, Christopher Story, David M. Balmforth, Ken Bowers, Cliff Kincaid, and Jeff Nyquist, are several others who have written about this fake “fall.” We are a small band of brothers, however. Not many people buy what we are selling. Few want to hear that the Russians and the Chinese are preparing for our nuclear annihilation. Conservatives, hoodwinked by clever communist disinformation, especially don’t want to hear that Putin isn’t on our side. They are comfortable with their misconception that Putin is a great warrior against the New World Order, when in fact he is an integral part of it and is attempting to establish his own version. 

Since the Bolshevik coup in 1917, Russia has been marked by the global Elite as the hammer that will pound out the New World Order. Since the Cold War began, Russia has been given the task of starting World War III when the time is right. This is evident in the way that Russia has been flippant for decades about threatening nuclear destruction whenever anyone even remotely crosses them. Their threats have been so frequent that  

In 2018, I wrote: 

“In recent years, the scarlet Beast has noticeably stirred and only sloppily continues the propaganda that the Soviet Union is gone. Instead, Soviet Russia and Red China are openly arming at breakneck speed and Russian leaders constantly threaten the West with nuclear war. . . . 

“[After the attempted assassination of Russian defector Sergei Skripal claimed to have been Russia’s handiwork] Britain expelled 23 Russian spies, threatened to close the KGB-created Russia Today (RT) news station, and gave Russia 24 hours to respond to its allegations. In response, Russian spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “One does not give 24 hours notice to a nuclear power.” Again, this is a thinly veiled threat of nuclear war in the Soviet tradition. It goes right along with what Putin himself has said that “a bear will not ask anyone for permission,” referring, of course, to the symbolism of Russia as the bear. 

“Again, during the final editing of this book, two Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew precariously close to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska and were intercepted by U.S. F-22s. In an article about the incident, a Pentagon weapons expert, Mark Schneider, is quoted as saying these provocative bomber routes are a deliberate attempt by Russia to intimidate the West. He also said: “Threatening people with nuclear weapons is Russia’s national sport.” From the dozens of Russian threats I’ve seen just during my own lifetime in the supposed “post-Soviet” era, I have to concur with Schneider’s analysis” (Zack Strong, Red Gadiantons: What the Prophets Have Taught about the Communist Secret Combination that Threatens Mankind). 

Please note that the above excerpt was written in 2018. I am not writing this present article to hop on the bandwagon of people now warning of nuclear war. I have been warning about Russia’s nuclear threats and blackmail for many years – long before the invention of social media and long before I had any sort of audience. 

Literally every year of my life since I began studying Russia in the late 90’s, at least one or more Russian politician or military figure has threatened the West with nuclear war. It’s so routine that it barely makes the news. Can you imagine how the international press would lose their minds if American leaders routinely threatened anyone with nuclear war? Incidents of the latter have only happened a few times, but cases of Russia doing the same are legion. Who, then, are the real lunatics on the world stage? 

In a 2016 article, John Grady wrote: 

“The Soviet Union’s old doctrine was: You deter World War III with nuclear weapons. Now Russia’s new doctrine: Threaten to use nuclear weapons against any major power that may try to block Moscow from having its way in a regional conflict, a specialist [Nikolai Sokov] in Russian nuclear strategy said on Monday. 

“Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Nikolai Sokov said, “The targets are military.” A slide he used at the presentation before the Washington, D.C., think-tank, showed the targets could be reached by medium or heavy bombers and include bomber bases in the United States; aircraft carrier battle groups in the Baltic and Pacific; as well as those in the Indian Ocean and Black Sea-Mediterranean. 

“. . . He noted Russian exercises in 2003 carried out a simulated nuclear strike against Diego Garcia, and in 2007, against Guam. . . . 

“. . . He added, “Generally speaking, Russian love nuclear weapons. . . . If you don’t have nuclear weapons, that’s when you lose sleep.” 

“Pavel Podvig, director of the Geneva-based Russian nuclear forces project, said, “Strategic forces play a role supporting whatever moves Russia makes,” including Ukraine, Crimea or Georgia. The threat of escalation in a regional conflict is “a deliberate policy of Russian leaders because nobody wants” to engage in nuclear conflict for limited stakes.” 

Russia routinely runs simulations and drills focusing on NATO or the United States as its primary adversary. Who else would they need to use nukes against, Spain? The real target of all Russian aggression is the United States. But the final strike won’t come until the enemy feels we are softened up sufficiently. The softening up process is well underway with cultural Marxism gutting our institutions and Russian propaganda confusing the Americans who should know better (i.e. gullible conservatives). There may even be attacks against NATO in Europe designed as a final warning to the United States or to split apart the alliance. 

In February, just before Putin went back on his public pledge to not invade Ukraine, the dictator spoke in France. He warned the European Union that they wouldn’t have time to blink before being hit with nuclear apocalypse if they dared mobilize to combat Russian aggression. He raged

“Do you understand it or not, that if Ukraine joins Nato and attempts to bring Crimea back by military means, the European countries will be automatically pulled into a war conflict with Russia?  

“Of course, Russia and Nato [military] potentials are incomparable. We understand it. But we also understand that Russia is one of the leading nuclear states. 

“There will be no winners, and you will be pulled into this conflict against your will. 

“You won’t even have time to blink your eye when you execute Article 5.” 

Days away from launching an invasion of a neighboring state, the Russian dictator threatened Europe with both conventional and nuclear war. He did it in his Aesopian, doublespeak manner – indirect, but clear enough for anyone paying attention to understand.  

Was this the only time Putin has threatened nuclear war? No. A quick ten-minute web search produced the following articles and videos. Most are from 2022, but a few are from past years. I won’t quote them all, but I reproduce their headlines to give you the flavor of what’s going on. Each story is hyperlinked, if you desire to research more deeply. 

Vladimir Putin Has Threatened Nuclear War at Least 35 Times—U.K.’s Johnson” 

Those Nuclear Threats from Moscow? U.K. Is Not Making Them Up” 

Russian state TV threatens nuclear strike on UK and warns of radioactive tidal wave” 

Russian State TV Threatens to Annihilate the U.K. With 1,600-Foot-Tall Nuclear Tsunamis” 

Russian State TV Argues Over Using Nuclear War to Threaten U.S.” 

Russia threatens to NUKE US cities with 6,000mph hypersonic Zircon missile if war breaks out after ‘successful’ test” 

Russian lawmaker threatens Putin could destroy ‘entire US east coast’ with 2 missiles” 

Russia threatens to wipe out the entire US with just four Satan II missiles in chilling warning over Ukraine” 

Russian Official Threatens Nuclear Strike On U.S., Wipe Out Both Coasts With 4 ‘Satan-2’ Missiles” 

Donetsk Militia Commander Says Nukes Are ‘only Option’ To Defeat NATO Amid War In Ukraine” 

Putin vows any country who threatens Russia with nukes will be ‘wiped off face of the Earth’ – and he may strike FIRST” 

“Nuking” London & Paris – Russian State-TV Threatens To Annihilate European Cities Using ‘Mighty’ Sarmat Missiles” 

Russia Just Threatened To Destroy Ireland And Britain With A Nuclear Tsunami” 

‘This Is Not a Bluff’: Putin Threatens Nuclear Response in Ukraine War” 

As Russia Threatens Nukes, The US Has Limited Options” 

Russia Threatens Nukes in Baltic if Sweden, Finland Join NATO” 

Russia threatens to move nukes to Baltic region if Finland, Sweden join NATO” 

Russia Activates Strategic Nuclear Forces & Special Combat Mode; Russian Nukes Go Hot.” 

Russia activates ‘doomsday’ submarine armed with nuke torpedoes” 

Putin warning to UK: Russian president activates Yars nuclear-capable missiles in silo near Moscow” 

Russia ‘Activates’ Nuclear ICBM RS-24 Yars That Is 12x Stronger Than US Atomic Bomb That Struck Hiroshima” 

Russia releases video of nuclear-capable ICBM being loaded into silo, following reports that US is preparing to send Patriot missiles to Ukraine” 

Russia Activates Forces Trained to Operate in Radioactive Contamination” 

Russia threatens to use nukes. Again.” 

Putin floats possibility that Russia may abandon ‘no first use’ nuclear doctrine” 

Putin says Russia could adopt US preemptive strike concept” 

Russia threatens to unleash NUKES on Britain & US after battle with Ukraine over ‘out of control’ nuclear mega-plant” 

Russia readies a SECOND monster Yars nuke for combat – as pro-Putin MP threatens ‘hotbed of all nastiness’ London with missile strike” 

Russian MP threatened Azerbaijan with a nuclear strike, the Kremlin had to intervene” 

Nord Stream pipelines hit by suspicious leaks in possible sabotage; Russia says it has ‘a right’ to use nuclear weapons” 

Russia’s Lavrov: Threat of nuclear war ‘should not be underestimated’” 

Threat Of Nuclear War? Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Warns Of Nuclear Threat” 

Russia Threatens Nuclear Third World War” 

Russia Threatens to Nuke Britain, France, and Germany” 

For good measure, here are a few more nuclear threats against the United States and her allies from Russia’s comrades China, North Korea, and Iran: 

China’s nuclear threats are following on the heels of Russia’s threats and should be a US wake-up call” 

CHINESE GOVERNMENT THREATENS NUCLEAR WAR: ‘WE WILL USE NUCLEAR BOMBS CONTINUOUSLY’” 

China threatens to nuke Japan over Taiwan in video played on CCP-sanctioned channel” 

“WE ARE WARNING JAPAN”: CHINESE GROUP THREATENS NUCLEAR BOMBS AND “A FULL-SCALE WAR”” 

China threatens US with ‘intense nuclear showdown’ as it ramps up atomic program as a ‘vital deterrent against America’” 

China Threatens Nuclear War if U.S. Continues Investigating COVID-19 Origins” 

North Korea’s Kim threatens to use nukes amid tensions with US, South Korea” 

North Korea warns it will use nuclear weapons if South Korea attacks” 

North Korea Threatens U.S.: Nuclear Attack ‘The Only Option Left’” 

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike on U.S.” 

Iran Threatens to ‘Build Nuclear Warheads’ to Turn NY Into ‘Hellish Ruins’” 

Iran threatens nuclear explosion in Israel’s Dimona facility” 

400 Seconds! Iran Sends ‘Front Page’ Threat To Israel; Says Its Hypersonic Missile Can Destroy Tel Aviv In Under 7 Minutes” 

Perhaps the final ironic word on the matter was made by Russian politician Evgeny Popov who said: “We’re not threatening to anybody with our nuclear weapon. We just tell you that we have nuclear weapon . . . using nuclear weapons in the 21st century, it’s an insane decision. We are not insane.” 

Putin said he wouldn’t invade Ukraine right up until the moment his tanks rolled over the Ukrainian border. He said he wouldn’t conscript Russians, then he did. He refuses to acknowledge the bloodshed in Ukraine as a war; it is, rather, a “special military operation” to “protect Russians.” Protect them from what? From the fictitious “genocide” he claimed was happening in February by “Nazis.” 

Everything Russia says is an inversion of reality, a distortion of truth, or a blatant lie. If you think Russia is “not insane,” please account for all their repeated threats to nuke London, Germany, France, NATO, and the United States. If that isn’t insane, nothing is. If Russian leaders aren’t insane, no one is. 

How many times do Russian and Chinese state media have to threaten nuclear war or show graphics of missiles firing from Russia and exploding in London or U.S. territory before we take the coming nuclear war seriously? As a nation, we are not prepared. Some of us are preparing, but most still deny the plain reality that Russia threatens nuclear war like it’s a bodily function. It’s their biggest and baddest trump card, and they know it. 

A soviet bio-chemical weapons expert, Igor Shafhid, wrote a book about his experiences. He explained the Russian mindset regarding weapons of mass destruction and why he deems unclear holocaust inevitable. He warned: 

“Anti-Christian regimes know that faith can protect a free will and a sound mind. That is why Lenin feared religious belief. Religion was not an opposition to his communist ideology; locking up a church door was effective enough, but faith rooted in the heart spread like wildfire, and that worried him. How could he get a society to worship him if they loved God more? This is why he called them “believers” and strove hard to stop those who preached the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. Religion is never a threat, but relationship is. Lenin knew that people’s minds founded in faith and dedicated to Christ Jesus would be hard to conquer. . . . 

“Mind control is a great terror weapon bludgeoning today’s churches . . . Phony religious leaders use similar tactics to control assemblages within churches, as did . . . Stalin. “The worst mistake a Christian can make is in believing that all churches are safe zones. Not so. In Soviet Russia the government used churches to validate their constitution’s “freedom of religion,” using pastors hired by the KGB as a guise to fool the people. True believers were beaten and imprisoned, and few citizens were made aware of this. “The numerous false doctrines spreading across the world, and the extra-biblical, esoteric experiences that are introduced with these “new” revelations are a great preparatory tool for mass mind manipulation. This kind of seduction works well because feelings are involved. Forming an anti-christ government cannot be accomplished without mind control, and the church is the first to be targeted. . . . 

“. . . When the nations fight against the antichrist army, they won’t be reverting to outdated sabers and cannons. Nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare are the advanced weapons of this age, and it would not seem plausible that these weapons would be ignored during the great tribulation time. . . .  

“We should never become complacent. There are enough WMDs developed now to destroy this world, but Satan has not yet succeeded in his mission. There is unfinished business between him and God, and he plans on taking as many onto his side as he can.  

“How can he effectively get humankind to bow before him? Force and bullying hasn’t worked too well in the past, but he knows his most ingenious plan will work, and he has been perfecting it and bringing it to completion for hundreds of years. Deceptive love, false promises of peace, and mind control are his greatest tools in this plan. How does he accomplish this deception? By fooling people, of course, into thinking they can live in a good and peaceful world without wars or famine or terrorism. His devoted followers have pushed his deceptive agenda by participating in elite societies, clubs and orders – all of these different groups united secretly to bring about this socialistic new world order. . . .  

“When Satan’s real mask is removed at the end of time, then he will be exposed for what he is, the father of lies. Many nations will become confused and start fighting against him during the Battle of Armageddon. Satan’s evil that prompted humankind to develop the WMD will come in handy for him to destroy God’s creation. He knows that an ungodly nation that harbors nuclear/biological/chemical weapons, such as Russia, China, and North Korea, are excellent candidates for using this weaponry as a “power” to horsewhip other nations under their submission. I remember all too well in the Soviet army how I reveled in the fact that my country had so much power over all the other nations. Let us not be naïve; those thoughts are still alive in the Russian Federation. That is why the Russian military recently started refreshing its new generation of ICBMs (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles), which have been lying in stockpiles for years, and have been placing them inside strategic controlled areas. Those that fight to do away with weapons of mass destruction will not succeed, because no one nation will give up its place for power – and the Day of Wrath will come, and nuclear war will be inevitable” (Igor V. Shafhid, Inside the Red Zone: Physical and Spiritual Preparedness Against Weapons of Mass Destruction, 83-85, 160-163). 

What I like about this quote is the Christian lens through which it sizes up events. At its core, what we are witnessing is a progression of the spiritual war started by Lucifer in Heaven before man stepped foot on earth (see Revelation 12). 

We must acknowledge several facts. First, God exists and His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, is the Redeemer of mankind. Second, Their enemy is Satan, a frighteningly real being of supreme malevolence who controls most world leaders and, thus, their arsenals of destructive weapons. Third, Satan will not allow his faux kingdom to fall peacefully – he will take as many of us with him as he can first. And that means nuclear and bio-chemical war, famine, economic collapse, and global chaos. 

I repeat: Nuclear war is going to happen because Satan controls the men who control the world’s nuclear weapons. The Apostle Paul taught us to look beyond flesh and blood to discern the reality: 

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). 

The Apostle John similarly foretold of our day in his aptly-named Apocalypse. He spoke of two beasts upheld by Satan’s hand which would terrorize the earth and afflict the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. I now quote nearly all of Revelation 13. I pray you will see the relevance: 

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 

“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon [i.e. Satan] gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 

“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 

“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 

“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 

“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 

“If any man have an ear, let him hear. 

“He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 

“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 

“And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 

“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 

“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 

“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 

“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:1-17). 

Many have assumed the first beast is the New World Order – perhaps led by the Western socialistic Anglo-American/NATO faction. Regardless of which faction is more powerful, it is a global dictatorship with multiple heads that oppresses mankind. This terrible beast reigns with terror over the earth for a short period of time. I believe we are living in the prophesied day of its global power, and that it is being prepared for a great and violent fall in the very near future. 

What of this first beast’s head that is wounded, but is healed? The first beast apparently dies a bloody death after a short period of dubious glory. The second beast, which is a second vicious dictatorship that comes up out of the earth (likely out of Europe), compels people to “worship” the first beast whose wound was “healed.” I believe this means the head of the first beast whose seemingly fatal wound was healed. This second beast is synonymous with Gog and Magog that will lead the charge of the wicked Gentile nations against Israel in the Battle of Armageddon. 

Is it possible that the beast “whose deadly wound was healed” is the communist conspiracy which feigned death (i.e. the “fall” of the USSR) and which everyone thinks is a relic of the past? I believe it is. Farley Anderson made this same case in his book The Book of Revelation Today: The Last of the Last Days: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. He pointed out that John described the beast as “scarlet” – red. On page 22 of his book, Farley Anderson suggested: “Identifying the beast as satanic communism may be as simple as asking who the reds are.” 

Who are the Reds? The Reds, the communists, are the original “globalists.” I despise the term “globalist” because it is vague and insufficient. Using the term “communists,” however, tells you precisely who these people are and what they believe. They stand for the planks of The Communist Manifesto, including the abolition of private property, the abolition of the family, the dethroning of God, an international dictatorship, violent revolution, centralized banking, government-controlled education, and so forth. 

The communists, the Reds, are the ones who have promoted “world revolution” and who developed organizations, such as the Comintern and Cominform and hundreds of other secret or front organizations, to promote world revolution in every nation. The communists have been aided by socialists in the West, particularly those in high finance. But it is the communists who have done the dirty work and who have accomplished more towards subjecting the world under a one-world order than the Western socialists ever have. Even the ESG tyranny being rolled out was first instituted and perfected in Red China

The leading communists today, like Marx, Lenin, and Gorbachev of the past, are Satanists and take their marching orders directly from Satan (perhaps under the guise of Lord Maitreya). This is the greatest confirmation we have that nuclear war is coming down the pike. Satan hates us and wants to destroy us. If there is any chance that humanity could awake to his schemes and overthrown his earthly minions, he will use his demon-possessed followers to collapse the entire system and reign with blood and horror on the earth. 

Sure enough, humanity is awaking to their awful reality. Satan’s mask is falling. More and more people are recognizing his followers as servants of sin. Many are also recognizing Satan as the true power behind the throne. They are mobilizing against him and rallying against his statist-socialist-communist system of tyranny. 

Call this wicked system “globalism” if you like being vague, but this devilish ideology is the same that occultists Weishaupt, Marx, Lenin, and Stalin promoted. The world revolution of today is the same as 1776, 1848, and 1917. Satan controlled the revolution then and he controls it now. I wrote about the present continuation of this vile conspiracy in “The Ongoing Bolshevik Revolution.” 

Satan has used various nations and groups to do his bidding throughout time. He is using NATO and the United States government, yes, but he is also still using KGB-controlled Russia and CCP-controlled China. He plays them all off against each other in a twisted dialectical game. He controls them all and some high-level figures in these nations understand that they are all part of a global system of Satanic tyranny. However, because there is no honor among thieves and because each of these power centers wants to be in charge, Satan will cajole them to fight. The war has already begun; it simply hasn’t escalated to the level of previous world wars yet. Some of the conspirators may be deluded enough to believe they are only fulfilling their own national or personal interests when they are in fact serving Satan and building his world occult dictatorship. 

The Evil One will inspire his followers, who are as wicked and heartless as he is, to unleash genocide and oppression on the world through horrific means, including engineered famines, plagues, economic collapse, police state repression, and world war. What weapons will be used in the coming world war? Igor Shafhid told us precisely which ones would be used: “nuclear/biological/chemical weapons,” or WMDs. When Satan’s fury finally flows like lava, “nuclear war will be inevitable” and Joel’s “blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke” will be seen across the world (Joel 2:30). 

This tyranny is so obvious and crushing that, finally, the slaves are rising. Yet, Satan will not allow this uprising to succeed. He will crash everything down around us and attempt to forge his totalitarian one-world order out of the atomic ashes of our present society. Prophecy informs us, however, that his beasts, vicious as they are, will fail him and his counterfeit kingdom will crumble. Its last cursed remnants will be totally obliterated at the Lord’s return in glory. 

Dear reader, nuclear World War III is inevitable. It will happen. I think it will happen soon – perhaps within several short years. It is barreling down upon us, yet most people are only just starting to see and hear the signs and are reacting agonizingly slowly. They are asleep; spiritually asleep. Are you? 

Now is the time to wake up! Now is the time to board the ark. Now is the time to choose a side and prepare for the cleansing of the earth, the close of this present epoch of darkness, and the ushering in of an era of light. 

Zack Strong, 
December 17, 2022