From the Ukraine political crisis in November 2013, after Yanukovych refrained from signing an Association Agreement with the European Union in favour of closer ties with Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin could chat up the Crimean population and making them very happy, nearly full of furore, on March 21, when he signed into law documents that officially made the Black Sea Peninsula part of the Russian territory despite condemnation from the West and the new Ukrainian government.
This got Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen warning the West that Crimea could be the beginning of a wider military campaign, amid Russia’s veiled threats against EU and Nato member Estonia.
He told the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington, on Wednesday (19 March):
“I see Crimea as an element in a greater pattern, in a more long-term Russian, or at least [Russian leader Vladimir] Putin, strategy. So of course our major concern now is whether he will go beyond Crimea.”
He wanted to have the West to understand that this crisis is not just about Ukraine.
We see what could be called ‘21st century revisionism’: Attempts to turn back the clock; to draw new dividing lines on the map; to monopolise markets; shuffle populations.”
Many may have thought that the USSR might have long forgotten, but it always kept slumbering. those who laughed at the early Christadelphian writers, when the Soviet Union fell into pieces, forgot that the early Christadelphian writers themselves never claimed to be prophets, nor to bring prophesies when they gave their own personal impression. But when looking at the prophesies made in the Holy Scriptures, they believed in them and perhaps may have placed them in the wrong imperialistic context. But we should recognise that some of their writings were not so stupid as many might think.
When we look at Putin who wants to redraw maps, turn the clock back, we might think again of words written in the very old books of books where we also can find “I will return thee”. Also when Putin challenges the “uni polar world” we might think again of the bible writing”one world superpower” and consider a “multi polar world”. This is Putin language meaning two superpowers.
The NATO chief says this is Putin’s Strategy.
It is Putin’s Plan.
Amazingly this is exactly what the Bible says Putin will do. He will create a Plan. In Ezekiel 38 verse 10 we read that Gog (Russian leader) thinks an evil thought. This can be translated as “thou shalt devise an evil plan.” The word “thought” in the AV means “a plan” or “strategy”.
Putin’s evil strategy and plan was thought of in advance. It has only just begun….
“9 “You will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you.” 10 ’Thus says the Lord GOD, “It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan,” (Ezekiel 38:9-10 NAS95)
- Mother of Ukraine or Crimea
- Ukrainians should be free to shape the future of their country
- Battling Borshct in Ukraine
- When Crimean people made their choice
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- To whom do we want to be enslaved