by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

World War 3 continues to escalate today, on the first day of 2024, as the Red Sea is quickly turning into a full blown Naval War.

Iran has reportedly now deployed a war ship to the Red Sea.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Navy has dispatched a destroyer to the Red Sea as part of the flotillas that take part in regular missions in international waters.
The Alborz destroyer, operating as a military vessel of the 94th flotilla of the Iranian Navy, crossed the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and entered the Red Sea on Monday.

The Iranian Navy has set up three ocean commands supervising naval missions to the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

In a meeting with a number of commanders and officials of Iran’s Navy in November 2022, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed the need for the Navy to bolster and maintain its presence in international waters.

The Leader also emphasized the need for the Navy to boost its combat capabilities and defense equipment and to continue navigation in remote and international waters. (Source.)

Americans today, perhaps more so than any other nation in the world, have had little to no experience of surviving war on their homeland. World War 2 saw many Americans deployed to Europe where many families suffered the loss of loved ones, but only in Pearl Harbor in Hawaii were there any attacks by foreign military forces on U.S. soil.

The attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001, were the closest thing to being in the middle of a war that most Americans living today have ever experienced, and I (along with many millions of others) do not even believe those were attacks by foreign enemies, but a false flag attack by our own government.

And that was 22 years ago, a distant memory for most, and for those under the age of 23, they were not even born yet. But it had a profound effect on the emotional health of Americans, as the commercial airline traffic was shut down nationwide for days, as fear ruled the nation for weeks.

But a full scale war with continual bombing into key cities or military establishments has never been seen in the history of the United States, only outside the U.S., with the U.S. military being the primary force continually bombing other countries since at least the 1970s with the Vietnam War.

So what we have today in the U.S. is a population who has for the most part never seen the full devastation of war, except in the world of virtual reality via their TVs and Internet devices.

I, myself, have seen the full devastation of war, being in Southeastern Turkey in 1991 when Saddam Hussein attacked the Kurds in northern Iraq, sending tens of thousands of refugees across the border into Turkey. I headed a relief project, being fluent in Turkish, out of the city of Diyarbakir, and transported medical teams down into northern Iraq to deal with the casualties.

The victims of war were not simply poor villagers, but people from all walks of life, including professionals such as doctors, business executives, and many others. War doesn’t care what your status is in society, as the bombs kill CEOs, lawyers, and doctors just as effectively as they kill street people and beggars.

I was a child growing up in the 1960s where everyone in the U.S. seemed to have an attitude of expectation that we could be bombed at anytime during the “Cold War,” and we even had drills in school about what to do if we were bombed. Bomb shelters were still common back then, during the “Cold War.”

But I fear that most Americans today think the U.S. is untouchable, that a full scale war with constant bombing of our cities and infrastructure here in the homeland is not possible, and only happens in the movies.

This makes the United States a very dangerous place to be here in 2024. Most of the people in this country who have experienced what real war is like, are the multitude of migrants crossing our border in record numbers every day.

They, along with many poor Americans who have learned how to survive in our major cities by exiting “the system”, often living on the streets, are already experts on “urban survival”. In the largest cities, there is already an alternative economy and “resistance” movement, run by drug cartels and ethnic gangs. They will probably take over most of the major sections of the major cities in a worst-case scenario, as they will simply take everything away from the rich who will quickly perish or go away to Government refugee camps, run by FEMA.

Then on the other end of the spectrum are the “North of Richmond” and “Don’t try That in a Small Town” people, along with preppers, in the rural areas far from the cities. If they learn how to work together and pool their resources, they too will probably learn how to survive in a worst-case scenario.

In between these two segments of the population, are the suburbanites. This group is perhaps the most vulnerable, because many of them (falsely) believe they are safe from the evils of the big cities, having chosen to raise their families there, where they can still benefit from the luxuries of the big cities, while avoiding the street people, gangs, and all the other “evils” of the big city.

I was listening to my morning worship and praise music a couple of weeks ago, where the hosts of the morning programming came on and talked about how they had a power outage in their Tennessee location, where they had moved to during COVID from California, where I am sure they thought they were “safe” because they got out of an evil “Blue State” into a safe “Red State.”

The power outage lasted for 4 hours, and they actually joked about how difficult it was during those four hours, where they basically sat around bored, not knowing what to do until the power was restored.

They represent the mostly suburban, white middle class “conservatives,” most of whom are “Christians” who believe they are serving God, as they support Israel’s genocide against the Palestinians, along with all the other military campaigns around the world that the U.S. is a part of.

In my opinion, this group will be among the first to perish in a full scale war worst-case scenario, as they are mostly “Patriots” who support the U.S. military industrial complex, and believe that supporting the U.S. Government is to serve God.

They mostly trust that their government will take care of them, especially if the Republicans regain political power in Washington D.C. Many of them think Donald Trump is their savior, and will swoop in to rescue the day.

These will be among the first to suffer and perish, in my opinion, finding out too late that their idols cannot save them, as they did nothing to prepare for the day of war.

Lessons from the Destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.

One of the best places to learn about the devastating consequences of war is in the Bible, the best-selling book in the history of the human race, where the oldest manuscripts have been copied and distributed over the widest geographical area with the most copies of any other manuscripts of ancient literature.

The destruction of the great city of Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish Empire in 586 B.C., is well documented in the Old Testament section of the Bible.

In the summer of 2021 in the midst of the mass murder campaign of the COVID-19 bioweapons, I published an article looking at the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 A.D. from the perspective of the prophet Jeremiah, who lived in Jerusalem at that time. See:

What Happens When a Holy and Righteous God Gets Angry? Lessons from History and the Prophet Jeremiah

If you want to understand just how devastating war is when God removes his protection from a nation, read the book of Jeremiah, who lived through it and documented it.

I have studied the Bible for over 40 years, and there are some consistent themes we see when God’s protection is removed from a nation, and judgment is executed. Sexual perversion is common, as is child sacrifice and infanticide. And in that article on Jeremiah that I wrote in 2021, I show how the United States of America is just as evil, if not more so, than Israel was in 586 B.C. and the years preceding its destruction.

Another prophet who lived during the same time as Jeremiah, was Ezekiel, who received revelations from God and wrote his book of prophecy from within Babylon, where he had been carried away as a refugee from Jerusalem before it was destroyed.

I started reading the book of Ezekiel last week, as I have not read it for a few years now, and today, the first day of 2024, here are some of the passages I read this morning:

This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Disaster! An unheard-of disaster is coming. The end has come! The end has come! It has roused itself against you. It has come! Doom has come upon you—you who dwell in the land.

The time has come, the day is near; there is panic, not joy, upon the mountains. I am about to pour out my wrath on you and spend my anger against you; I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices.

I will not look on you with pity or spare you; I will repay you in accordance with your conduct and the detestable practices among you.

Then you will know that it is I the LORD who strikes the blow.

The day is here! It has come! Doom has burst forth, the rod has budded, arrogance has blossomed! Violence has grown into a rod to punish wickedness; none of the people will be left, none of that crowd—no wealth, nothing of value.

The time has come, the day has arrived. Let not the buyer rejoice nor the seller grieve, for wrath is upon the whole crowd. The seller will not recover the land he has sold as long as both of them live, for the vision concerning the whole crowd will not be reversed.

Because of their sins, not one of them will preserve his life. Though they blow the trumpet and get everything ready, no one will go into battle, for my wrath is upon the whole crowd.

Outside is the sword, inside are plague and famine; those in the country will die by the sword, and those in the city will be devoured by famine and plague. All who survive and escape will be in the mountains, moaning like doves of the valleys, each because of his sins.

Every hand will go limp, and every knee will become as weak as water. They will put on sackcloth and be clothed with terror. Their faces will be covered with shame and their heads will be shaved. (Ezekiel 7:5-18)

I think we can all agree that such a scene as is portrayed here has never been experienced in the United States.

And there is this also in Chapter 7 of Ezekiel:

They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be an unclean thing. Their silver and gold will not be able to save them in the day of the LORD’s wrath. They will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs with it, for it has made them stumble into sin. (Ezekiel 7:19)

Carefully consider these words, those of you who think your gold and silver, or your “Bitcoin”, will save you when the banks crash. If there is a full scale war, which will probably include the power grid and internet going down, what good will your cryptocurrency do you then?

As far as precious metals like gold and silver, have you noticed how the Big Box retailers owned by the Globalists are now selling and profiting from the sale of gold bars? Both Costco and Walmart have recently begun selling gold bars, and they can barely keep them in stock.

Why are they selling these gold bars? Do you honestly believe it is because they want to help you when the banks fail?

And in a worst-case scenario of war, who is going to redeem your gold and silver??

And there is also this in Chapter 7 of Ezekiel:

I will bring the most wicked of the nations to take possession of their houses; I will put an end to the pride of the mighty, and their sanctuaries will be desecrated. (Ezekiel 7:24)

Israel believed they were untouchable back then, and certainly more righteous than the “pagan” nations around them. Not in their wildest dreams did they probably expect that God would use nations more evil than them to attack them and destroy them.

But he did.

Many of those who live in the United States today have this same false belief, thinking that the United States is the most righteous country on the planet, and that God would never allow other nations to attack and destroy us.

You’re wrong.

So you tell me, what is the best course of action for Americans to pursue here at the beginning of 2024, as World War 3 escalates around the world: Prepare for the worst and take the chance that you might be wrong, and that putting effort into preparing for war could all be for nothing, as your friends and family ridicule you, accusing you of “fear mongering”?

Or should you just “pray and trust God,” taking no action at all, because you believe God is going to protect you and your Government is going to take care of you?

Most will probably choose the second option, just as the “believers” did in Jerusalem in the months that preceded their destruction in 586 A.D, ignoring the advice from their prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel, who warned them that the destruction was coming, and they should repent of their sins and get ready.

At least I have done my part to warn you, and if you choose to ignore and not believe that any of this will ever happen, your blood will be on your own hands for following the crowd instead of going in the opposite direction.

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