Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Stock Markets and the History Chart of the End of the World (With Presidential Cycles) - 28th Aug 20
2.Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook... AI Tech Stocks Buying Levels and Valuations Q3 2020 - 31st Aug 20
3.The Inflation Mega-trend is Going Hyper! - 11th Sep 20
4.Is this the End of Capitalism? - 13th Sep 20
5.What's Driving Gold, Silver and What's Next? - 3rd Sep 20
6.QE4EVER! - 9th Sep 20
7.Gold Price Trend Forecast Analysis - Part1 - 7th Sep 20
8.The Fed May “Cause” The Next Stock Market Crash - 3rd Sep 20
9.Bitcoin Price Crash - You Will be Suprised What Happens Next - 7th Sep 20
10.NVIDIA Stock Price Soars on RTX 3000 Cornering the GPU Market for next 2 years! - 3rd Sep 20
Last 7 days
Silver Price 2021 Roadmap - 22nd Jan 21
Why Biden Wants to Win the Fight for $15 Federal Minimum Wage - 22nd Jan 21
Here’s Why Gold Recently Moved Up - 22nd Jan 21
US Dollar Decline creates New Sector Opportunities to Trade - 22nd Jan 21
Sandisk Extreme Micro SDXC Memory Card Read Write Speed Test Actual vs Sales Pitch - 22nd Jan 21
NHS Recommends Oximeter Oxygen Sensor Monitors for Everyone 10 Months Late! - 22nd Jan 21
DoorDash Has All the Makings of the “Next Amazon” - 22nd Jan 21
How to Survive a Silver-Gold Sucker Punch - 22nd Jan 21
2021: The Year of the Gripping Hand - 22nd Jan 21
Technology Minerals appoints ex-BP Petrochemicals CEO as Advisor - 22nd Jan 21
Gold Price Drops Amid Stimulus and Poor Data - 21st Jan 21
Protecting the Vulnerable 2021 - 21st Jan 21
How To Play The Next Stage Of The Marijuana Boom - 21st Jan 21
UK Schools Lockdown 2021 Covid Education Crisis - Home Learning Routine - 21st Jan 21
General Artificial Intelligence Was BORN in 2020! GPT-3, Deep Mind - 20th Jan 21
Bitcoin Price Crash: FCA Warning Was a Slap in the Face. But Not the Cause - 20th Jan 21
US Coronavirus Pandemic 2021 - We’re Going to Need More Than a Vaccine - 20th Jan 21
The Biggest Biotech Story Of 2021? - 20th Jan 21
Biden Bailout, Democrat Takeover to Drive Americans into Gold - 20th Jan 21
Pandemic 2020 Is Gone! Will 2021 Be Better for Gold? - 20th Jan 21
Trump and Coronavirus Pandemic Final US Catastrophe 2021 - 19th Jan 21
How To Find Market Momentum Trades for Explosive Gains - 19th Jan 21
Cryptos: 5 Simple Strategies to Catch the Next Opportunity - 19th Jan 21
Who Will NEXT Be Removed from the Internet? - 19th Jan 21
This Small Company Could Revolutionize The Trillion-Dollar Drug Sector - 19th Jan 21
Gold/SPX Ratio and the Gold Stock Case - 18th Jan 21
More Stock Market Speculative Signs, Energy Rebound, Commodities Breakout - 18th Jan 21
Higher Yields Hit Gold Price, But for How Long? - 18th Jan 21
Some Basic Facts About Forex Trading - 18th Jan 21
Custom Build PC 2021 - Ryzen 5950x, RTX 3080, 64gb DDR4 Specs - Scan Computers 3SX Order Day 11 - 17th Jan 21
UK Car MOT Covid-19 Lockdown Extension 2021 - 17th Jan 21
Why Nvidia Is My “Slam Dunk” Stock Investment for the Decade - 16th Jan 21
Three Financial Markets Price Drivers in a Globalized World - 16th Jan 21
Sheffield Turns Coronavirus Tide, Covid-19 Infections Half Rest of England, implies Fast Pandemic Recovery - 16th Jan 21
Covid and Democrat Blue Wave Beats Gold - 15th Jan 21
On Regime Change, Reputations, the Markets, and Gold and Silver - 15th Jan 21
US Coronavirus Pandemic Final Catastrophe 2021 - 15th Jan 21
The World’s Next Great Onshore Oil Discovery Could Be Here - 15th Jan 21
UK Coronavirus Final Pandemic Catastrophe 2021 - 14th Jan 21
Here's Why Blind Contrarianism Investing Failed in 2020 - 14th Jan 21
US Yield Curve Relentlessly Steepens, Whilst Gold Price Builds a Handle - 14th Jan 21
NEW UK MOT Extensions or has my Car Plate Been Cloned? - 14th Jan 21
How to Save Money While Decorating Your First House - 14th Jan 21
Car Number Plate Cloned Detective Work - PY16 JXV - 14th Jan 21
Big Oil Missed This, Now It Could Be Worth Billions - 14th Jan 21
Are you a Forex trader who needs a bank account? We have the solution! - 14th Jan 21
Finetero Review – Accurate and Efficient Stock Trading Services? - 14th Jan 21

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

FIRST ACCESS to Nadeem Walayat’s Analysis and Trend Forecasts

Hiroshima, Nagasaki 70 Years On, Damascus Next City to be Nuked to Fulfill Bible Prophecy?

Politics / Nuclear Weapons Aug 07, 2015 - 02:26 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Politics

Japan and much of the world this week will be commemorating America's nuking of two Japanese cities in August 1945 that resulted the incineration of over 250,000 people, 90% of whom were innocent civilians. Whilst to much of the world the nuking of these cities was clearly a war crime, to the US and some of its allies was deemed to be a necessary evil so as to bring a speedy end to the War in the Pacific. Though the facts are that Japan at the time was already negotiating its surrender, so the real reason why the bombs were dropped was so as to justify the huge amount of expense that had been incurred which would only be satisfied by such demonstrations.


The world to date has been extremely lucky not to have had a single city nuked since 1945, especially given the many close calls during the Cold War when on many occasions the world was minutes away from Armageddon. However despite the end of the Cold war a quarter of a century ago, the world's cities are not any safer, far from it for the fact is that the number of nations armed with nuclear weapons continues to expand and with them so do the size of their arsenals so the nuclear weapons crisis is not just one of Russia and America agreeing to reduce their nuclear warheads from the tens of thousands to under 5,000 each. But rather the expansion in the capability of other nations for each wiping out hundreds of cities.

Nuclear Warheads

Country Total Warheads
United States 4800
Russia 4800
France 300
China 300
Israel 300
UK 230
India 120
Pakistan 120
North Korea 15

 

For instance Israel alone has an estimated 300 nuclear weapons. That is enough to wipe out EVERY MAJOR WORLD CITY. Similarly India has over 100 nukes, Pakistan over 100, and China's nukes number at least 300, EACH of which is capable of destroying every major world city, and there lies the risk.

Furthermore the hot zone for bringing about a nuclear exchange is the middle that is soaked in blood, religious End Time prophecies with the region fast gathering the means to bring about Armageddon as nuclear stock piles continue to expand. The ongoing drone war over Pakistan is encouraging stronger alliances with fellow Sunni states such as Saudi Arabia that is reported to have several Pakistani nuclear weapons on order and ready to be dispatched on request to counter both Israeli and any Iranian threat, that itself despite much propaganda has been engaged in a nuclear weapons programme to rival that of Pakistan or Israel. The region still appears to be counting down towards Armageddon when the region and its prophecies will be vaporised for eternity as I covered in depth in November 2013.

Nuclear Weapon Arsenals Are not Safe

However the risk is far beyond states deliberately engaging in nuclear conflict for contrary to that which most people assume the nuclear arsenals of ANY nuclear state are NOT SAFE. All it takes is ONE mistake and nuclear material capable of constructing a devastating dirty bomb let alone an actual nuclear warhead device is within reach of any who are determined in enough to achieve, be it even within the United States.

Nuclear weapons as a matter of routine are TRANSPORTED across the road networks of nuclear armed nations. In which respect it only takes ONE lapse in intelligence to result in a catastrophic outcome.

The world sits on a stock pile of over 2000 tonnes of plutonium and highly enriched uranium, where it would only take just 5 kg of such material to achieve a detonation on par with Hiroshima or Nagasaki. Therefore the holders of nuclear stocks only need one lapse in security for such an disastrous outcome, especially as those most likely to procure stolen nuclear material are likely to be members of organised crime and arms dealers seeking to sell the materials on for profit rather than obvious Islamic fundamentalists on intelligence agency watch lists. Which given the Russian chaos of the past 25 years implies that there is already more than enough nuclear material available on the black market for the construction of multiple devices.

Therefore 70 years on from Hiroshima the actual risks of a nuclear detonation in a major world city remains critically high, that I would rate at being more than 50% probability over the next 15 years i.e. it is more probable than not that there will have been an at least one nuclear attack on a major city by 2030.

Top Cities At risk of Being Nuked over the Next 15 Years!

1. Damascus - Syria

The global media's focus is firmly on the Islamic State that brings attention to Syria's capital city of Damascus which in fact has always topped the list of the cities that could be nuked. Not just because of the current civil war underway that gives space for the likes of Islamic State and a dozen other fundamentalists ideologies to flourish. But that why Damascus and why today's Jewish state Israel has been armed with over 200 nuclear weapons is because some 100 million fundamentalist Christians in the United States alone crave the destruction of Damascus so as to bring about "End Times", "Judgement Day" so that they may be ruptured straight to heaven on fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

Isiah 17

“See, Damascus will no longer be a city
    but will become a heap of ruins.
 The cities of Aroer will be deserted
    and left to flocks, which will lie down,
    with no one to make them afraid.
 The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
    and royal power from Damascus;
the remnant of Aram will be
    like the glory of the Israelites,”
declares the Lord Almighty.

The fundamentalist Christian right, the neo-cons, have been laying the groundwork for armageddon in the middle east for the past 60 years. Which is the primary reason why Israel exists and is armed to the teeth with enough nukes to annihilate every major city on Earth.

Ezek 38:16-19

And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?

And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel.

Which is why Damascus tops the list of the city most likely to be nuked / annihilated so that Christian fundamentalists would fulfill bible prophecy with Jewish fundamentalists also following their own obsession to justify the evil that they need to do so that their Messiah will come and resurrect the dead "Walking Dead" style.

2. Seoul - South Korea

North Korea is a basket case with its dear fat leader throwing tantrums every few months, which as a matter of routine involves threatening to annihilate South Korea's capital city Seoul. The North Korean regime that has enslaved the whole of its population resides in a perpetual state of paranoia that perceives every disastrous domestic event such as the periodic food crisis as a consequences of a foreign conspiracy, which could under a chain reaction of events result in nuclear catastrophe.

The North Korean nuclear crisis can only get worse as the regime both expands the number of nuclear warheads from currently approx 15, and at the same time develops the means of delivery which ultimately means war heads on ballistic missiles, a stage where it is currently now quite there yet.

The other major risk from North Korea is the sale of nuclear technologies to other rogue states or even weapons grade plutonium or uranium to terrorists.

3. New York

Given the history of both attempted attacks and attacks which actually succeeded such as 9/11 then New York probably tops the Jihadists target list for some sort of nuclear terror attack, especially as there is plenty of nuclear material stockpiled within the borders of the United States. So such an attack would not need to import anything but the threat could manifest itself as part of a two stage plan of first local procurement and then delivery all within a few hours, especially given the suicidal tendency of those who would be behind such an attack who would care not for protective measures but just efficient delivery of a dirty bomb.

To illustrate the degree of risk, the US still has 450 minutemen nuclear missiles in silos disbursed amongst farmland across several US states as a cold war legacy that is just sat asking for trouble. So far the United states has been extremely lucky in this respect, but the US seriously needs to get its own act together and secure such nuclear weapons that could relatively easily fall into the wrong hands, and before accusing others such as Russia of their own lack of nuclear security.

4. Pakistan, China, USA, India, Russia, Israeli home grown fanatics

Any city in one of these nations could be fourth on the list of being nuked given the amount of nuclear material stock piled and lack of security all of whom have demonstrated ample scope for the potential for home grown fanatics to achieve their nuclear terror ambitions, which means any one of these nations cities are at risk of a domestically generated nuclear attack.

Reducing the Risks of a Nuclear Attack

The only sure way to reduce the risks of a nuclear attack is to reduce, concentrate and properly secure the stock piles of nuclear weapons and materials. To which end the Iran nuclear deal is a small step in the right direction and which should be expanded to EVERY nuclear nation, starting with the other smaller nuclear states such Israel, Pakistan and India and ultimately should include even the likes of Russia and the United States, else there WILL be a nuclear attack and far sooner than anyone imagines today, for the nuclear time bomb has been ticking for over 70 years now and it is very hungry to consume its next city!

Ensure you are subscribed to my always free newsletter for ongoing in-depth analysis and detailed trend forecasts that include the following planned newsletters -

  • US Dollar Trend Forecast Update 2015
  • Crude Oil Price Trend Forecast
  • Islam 2.0 - Why Thousands of Muslims Are Going to Live, Fight and Die in Syria / Iraq

Also subscribe to our Youtube channel for notification of video releases and for our new series on the 'The Illusion of Democracy and Freedom', that seeks to answer questions such as 'Did God Create the Universe?' and how to 'Attain Freedom' as well as a stream of mega long term 'Future Forecasts'.

By Nadeem Walayat

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

Copyright © 2005-2015 Marketoracle.co.uk (Market Oracle Ltd). All rights reserved.

Nadeem Walayat has over 25 years experience of trading derivatives, portfolio management and analysing the financial markets, including one of few who both anticipated and Beat the 1987 Crash. Nadeem's forward looking analysis focuses on UK inflation, economy, interest rates and housing market. He is the author of five ebook's in the The Inflation Mega-Trend and Stocks Stealth Bull Market series that can be downloaded for Free.

Housing Markets Forecast 2014-2018The Stocks Stealth Bull Market 2013 and Beyond EbookThe Stocks Stealth Bull Market Update 2011 EbookThe Interest Rate Mega-Trend EbookThe Inflation Mega-trend Ebook

Nadeem is the Editor of The Market Oracle, a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication that presents in-depth analysis from over 1000 experienced analysts on a range of views of the probable direction of the financial markets, thus enabling our readers to arrive at an informed opinion on future market direction. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any trading losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors before engaging in any trading activities.

Nadeem Walayat Archive

© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

6 Critical Money Making Rules