‘Pakistan Defiant as US Ponders South Asia Strategy;’ Various ones concerned about North Korean missile launch

Truck-mounted Pakistani missile (SyedNaqvi90)


Pakistan is not happy that the USA has withheld certain funding:

Pakistan Defiant as US Ponders South Asia Strategy

July 28, 2017

Days after the Pentagon announced it is withholding $50 million intended for Pakistan as part of its Coalition Support Fund, the South Asian country’s ambassador hinted at potential retaliation, possibly coaxing Washington to renegotiate access to the country’s air corridors, which Islamabad suggests have been taken for granted.

Pakistan is ready to cooperate with the United States, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said, though Washington may now end up having to negotiate with Islamabad on the corridors and other tangible assets, he added. …

The Pakistani envoy’s remarks came at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been reviewing its overall strategy toward South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. And his relatively defiant tone may reflect Pakistan’s decreasing dependence on the United States amid an influx of Chinese capital investments and a strengthening political relationship between Islamabad and Beijing. …

Islamabad sees Beijing as its closest ally, he added, and the two countries find themselves completely attuned. There is “so much of a meeting of minds,” he noted — with no “policy differences at all” dividing them.

Chaudhry told VOA “the clearest example and manifestation” of Sino-Pakistan ties has come in the form of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, or CPEC, stretching 3,000 kilometers from Kashgar in western China’s Xinjiang region to the port city of Gwadar, at the southwestern end of Pakistan on the edge of the Arabian Sea.

Pakistan’s strategic value to China

Due to the strategic importance China attaches to Gwadar and its financial resources, Beijing agreed to build the port for free. China has publicly justified its investment in Gwadar as an alternate route for oil and other commodities headed for the Chinese mainland, but the port’s potential for military uses has even more significance for strategic thinkers.

Earlier this year, Pakistan announced it has leased operation rights for Gwadar to a Chinese company for 40 years. https://www.voanews.com/a/pakistan-defiant-us-ponders-south-asia-strategy/3962805.html

Pakistan, like many other Asian nations, is looking at China since it does not always get what it wants from the USA. China wants cooperation and logistical space in Pakistan and is getting it.

Pakistan is also concerned about India and apparently believes that its ties with China can help it deal with India.

Now, there have been previous issues between Pakistan and the USA. The Obama Administration wanted Pakistan to quit developing its nuclear military capabilities, but Pakistan rejected its calls to do so (see Pakistan tells USA it will continue its nuclear missile development).

Of course, North Korea has also rejected calls from the USA to curb its nuclear military development. In what is considered to be another act of defiance, North Korea tested another missile, this time at night:

North Korea launched another intercontinental ballistic missile ((ICBM)) Friday, the second such launch in just a few weeks, the Pentagon said.

“We detected and tracked a single North Korea missile launch,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters. “We assess that this was an ICBM; this was a launch that had been expected.”

Davis said North Korea launched the missile from Mupyong-ni arms plant in the country’s north. He said it flew “in excess of 40 minutes” and traveled about 1,000 kilometers laterally before splashing down into the Sea of Japan, about 163 kilometers from Hokkaido, Japan’s second-largest island.

Possible landing site

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the missile may have landed in that country’s exclusive economic zone, and he convened an emergency meeting with Japanese officials to respond to the launch. https://www.voanews.com/a/north-korea-fires-another-nuclear-missile-/3962988.html

July 28, 2017

The launch — which the Pentagon was expecting, according to Davis — comes just weeks after the government in Pyongyang marked a milestone by conducting its first successful ICBM test. The missile launched Friday, however, flew farther than the one the country fired July 4 — and demonstrated greater capabilities.

“It does appear that at a minimum this missile may go up to 10,000 kilometers, but it may go as far as 11,000 kilometers,” Melissa Hanham, senior research associate with the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute, tells NPR’s Robert Siegel.

Those in South Korea are also concerned–South Korea borders the North and the North has many weapons pointed towards it.

The situation with North Korea will change, and it may come at a huge cost–and that may be well beyond the financial costs the of the latest sanctions that the Congress of the USA is trying to impose.

As far as Pakistan goes, it seems quite willing to get closer to China if the USA does not see things its way.

Prophetically, it is likely that Pakistan, China, and what is now called North and South Korea will cooperate militarily in the end time. Japan too.


Consider the following:

12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”

16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. (Revelation 16:12-16)

The literal translation of Revelation 16:12 is “the kings of the sunrise” and thus this would seem to have to include those in the far east. China, Korea, and Japan are among the most eastern of lands.

And Pakistan?

Notice that those from the land of the sunrise are going to have to cross over territories to get to Armageddon.

China is working on building roads and ports in order to facilitate travel to and past Pakistan to go further west. Thus, this looks like Pakistan will be involved as well.

US efforts to withhold funding to Pakistan or impose more sanctions on North Korea will not change this.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

India, Its Biblical Past and Future: Any Witness? The Bible discusses the origins of those of Indian heritage. This article quotes the Bible and also discusses some of the witness to India throughout history and what is happening in the 21st century (including those in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).
Is the Future King of the South Rising Up? Some no longer believe there needs to be a future King of the South. Others have many misunderstandings about him. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi or Caliph? What does the Bible say? A YouTube video of related interest may be: The Future King of the South is Rising.
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Korea in Prophecy, Any Witness? Where did the Korean people come from? Does God have a plan for the Koreans? Is Korea mentioned in any prophecies? Will Koreans be among the first in the Kingdom of God? Here is a machine-translated link to that article in Korean: 한국의 언어로 : 한국 예언, 모든 증인에?. Here is a link to a magazine with that article in Mandarin Chinese: 在预言中的韩国:有任何证人吗? A prophetic video is also available: Syria, North Korea, and Prophecy.
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Armageddon Who is involved and when will this gathering happen? Here is also a video from Dr. Thiel, from Tel Megiddo in Israel: Armageddon.
China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Genesis and Chinese Characters Where did the Chinese people come from? This article provides information showing that the Chinese peoples must have known about various accounts in the Book of Genesis up until their dispersion after the Tower of Babel. Here is a link to a version of this article in Spanish: ¿Prueban los caracteres chinos la exactitud de la Biblia?
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