Christians, wake up: If world doesn't stop Putin - NATO, Israel are next

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Christians, wake up: If world doesn't stop Putin - NATO, Israel are next
Opinion: Putin’s alliance with Iran, Syria tells us all we need to know about his ambitions in the Mideast.
By JOEL C. ROSENBERG / ALL ISRAEL NEWS
Published: FEBRUARY 22, 2022

To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it.

Readers of my novels and nonfiction books know this is one of my central themes.

The world was blindsided by World War II and the abject horrors of the Holocaust because it didn’t understand the evil nature of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime in Berlin.

The US was blindsided by the sneak attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941 because Washington didn’t understand the evil nature of the Imperial Japanese regime in Tokyo.

The world was blindsided by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 because it didn’t understand the evil nature of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.

Likewise, the US was blindsided by the 9/11 attacks in 2001 because it didn’t understand the evil nature of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda terror network.

THE WORLD IS BEING BLINDSIDED AGAIN

Today, the world is being blindsided again because it doesn’t understand the evil nature of Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Leaders in Washington, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels and beyond seem completely baffled by Putin’s lust to attack, crush and re-occupy Ukraine.

The West should be:

Bringing Ukraine into NATO.

Sending massive arms shipments to Kiev including Patriot missiles batteries.

Offering full NATO air support to Ukrainian President Zelensky.

Cutting off the Nordic 2 gas pipeline from Russia.

Imposing crippling economic sanctions on Moscow.

Instead, the West is issuing feckless press releases and wringing its hands.

WHERE ARE CHRISTIAN LEADERS IN THIS CRISIS?

If that weren’t bad enough, where are Christian leaders in this crisis?

Where is Pope Francis?

Where is the Roman Catholic Church?

Where are American Evangelical leaders?

Where are other Protestant leaders in Europe and around the world?

Why aren’t they denouncing Putin’s flagrant and evil aggression?

Why are they not calling on US President Joe Biden and the rest of NATO to stop Putin now, before it’s too late?

Why are they not doing everything they possibly can to mobilize Christians to pray for – and stand – their brothers and sisters in Ukraine, a democratic country with a thriving Christian community?

Why are they so silent?

UNDERSTANDING THE STAKES

Do Western government officials truly not understand what is at stake here?

Are Christian leaders really so willfully ignorant of the threat Putin poses to both Jews and Christians?

If such immediately demonstrate true grit and resolve – militarily, diplomatically, economically and prayerfully – they might yet dissuade Putin from invading Ukraine.

But if they remain in denial – if they let themselves be blindsided and simply surrender Ukraine to Moscow without a fight because they don’t understand who Putin really is, they will be unleashing catastrophic consequences far beyond Ukraine.

Don’t they understand what happens if you give a wolf a cookie?

WHAT DOES PUTIN WANT?

Christians, wake up!

World leaders, wake up!

Vladimir Putin is not a man we can do business with. He is a very dangerous man, as I explain in detail in my recent book Enemies and Allies.

At his core, Putin is a mafia boss, obsessed with power and wealth, and willing to rob, kill or destroy to obtain both.

Using the Red Army, he already seized control of 20% of Georgia, all of Crimea, the eastern section of Ukraine and all of Syria. And murdered and imprisoned Russian dissidents. And co-opted Belarus. The list goes on and on.

At the same time, Putin sees himself following in the tradition of the Russian czars, believing he has a divine right to rule with an iron hand and is permitted to use any means necessary to rebuild the glory of Mother Russia.

What a chilling combination.

Once you understand all this, you’ll understand that Putin doesn’t simply want to retake Ukraine – he wants more.

Specifically, he wants to force the collapse of NATO, as well.

As senior officials in Estonia said last week in Tallinn, a Putin in control of Ukraine will soon come after the Baltic states.

Why?

To bring Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania back under the Kremlin’s control.

And to prove that NATO does not have the will to enforce the mutual defense pact known as Article 5, thus ending NATO once and for all.

This was the premise of my 2018 political thriller, “The Kremlin Conspiracy.” But that was fiction. This is all too real.

And then what?

WILL PUTIN THREATEN ISRAEL?

Once Putin has seized Ukraine and the Baltics, will any small country be safe from his grasp?

Will Israel?

No. Putin’s lust for power and wealth will be unstoppable at this point.

How long would it be until Putin’s allies in Tehran and Damascus ask him: Which side are you on, ours or Israel’s?

Why do let Israel keep attacking Iranian positions in Syria?

Why do you let Israel keep threatening to take out Iran’s nuclear facilities?

You are the new Master of the Universe, why don’t you show Israel who’s boss?

Remember: Putin has sold the Iranians and Syrians billions of dollars in advanced military hardware.

Putin has sent military forces into Syria to save the Bashar Al-Assad regime.

Putin is building a huge naval base in Syria.

Putin has also provided continual political cover for Iran and Syria at the UN.

Yet Putin has simultaneously maintained a working and even friendly relationship with Israeli officials over the past 22 years in office.

How much longer do you think that will last if the West surrenders to him in Ukraine and the Baltics?

NATO NEEDS UKRAINE — HERE’S WHY

What’s especially troubling is that the West has vastly superior military power compared to Putin.

Yet they refuse to use it.

They keep dismantling it.

And they refuse to join forces with Ukraine, which is one of the few major military powers left in Europe.

Robert Zubrin made a great set of points in a recent National Review column, “NATO Needs Ukraine.”

Let me close with his words:

"As a result of a series of decisions made during the Clinton, Bush, and, especially, Obama administrations, NATO has virtually disarmed itself.

"At the end of the Cold War in 1989, the United States had some 500,000 troops stationed in Western Europe.

"Now, we have 30,000, with practically no tanks. The British have removed virtually all their forces from the continent. Germany — which is showing itself increasingly unreliable in any case — has cut its army from twelve divisions down to four.

"The cold fact of the matter is that the only serious NATO ground force east of the Rhine is the Polish Army, which has 180,000 active-duty servicemen. It’s not enough.

"But then there is Ukraine, which has 450,000 active-duty servicemen, more than all NATO forces east of the Rhine combined.

"If properly armed, and backed up by Anglo-American air and sea power, they could be formidable, and consequently, very valuable.

"We need to be realistic. Nuclear deterrence is dead. During the Cold War, we were able to deter a Warsaw Pact invasion of West Germany by threatening nuclear war if they tried it. But no one believes that the United States would do anything like that today.

"If Russia moves into the Baltic States or even Poland, the United States is not about the push the thermonuclear-war button, and Putin knows that.

"Consequently, the only way to be able to deter war is to be strong enough to defeat a conventional attack by non-nuclear means. That requires an army."

https://www.jpost.com/christianworld/article-698214
 

Petezzzz

Well-Known Member
So what if NATO, Israel, USA are next?? God said wars will happen in the Bible. In fact God himself will drag Gog by the jaws into war. (Ezekiel 38:4)
Sooo ..if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. (Acts 5:39).

The faster it is over with, the faster we get to go home. We have absolutely no clue what any of the players are going to do next. It is all just speculation.
What we do know is that we win in the end! So stop whining and just enjoy the ride. Bring it on LORD!
 

katt

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I remember when Puten was rising in the political field, it was said of him that he was dangerous, he was saying he wanted to take back Alaska, everyone laughed, I didn't, sajd of him that he was dangerous, he has always wanted to bri g. Ack the so ient u ion..I remind myself, it is Russia and it's allies God takes out in Ezekiel not The Soviet Union..
 

Armor of Light

Praising my Savior all the day long!
The faster it is over with, the faster we get to go home. We have absolutely no clue what any of the players are going to do next. It is all just speculation.
What we do know is that we win in the end! So stop whining and just enjoy the ride. Bring it on LORD!
AMEN, Lord what could be better than to hear you call us to leave this place that is just out temporary home, I am weary of all the wickedness happening all over the globe every day.
 

lightofmylife

Blessed Hope-Prepare To Fly!
We know Russia and other players in Ezekiel 38 will meet up with God, and he will put a stop to their shenanigans. Biden is not a leader he is a weakling, and Putin knows this. We can't count on Biden to do what is right. Look at the disaster he has done to our border letting all the illegal immigrants come in. He also messed up the Keystone pipeline.
 

GHoe

Well-Known Member
I disagree with quite a bit of the article and I think Christians are awake.

We are awake to the reality that our leader Biden is no friend of Jews or Christians. We are awake to see that he was given to us as a leader, approved by God due to the decline in Christian values this country has allowed to proliferate. We are awake to Biden and his administration embracing depravity to include child abortion, LGBTQ and false racial narratives and so there will be no change regardless of which evangelical leader gets access to his ear.

We are awake to see that the Pope, who the writer calls a "Christian leader" also says that the God of Islam and Judaism is the God of Christianity and he denies the need for Christ and promotes pantheism as he preaches his climate control narrative. We are awake to see he is a globalist talking piece and may or may or may not even be the false prophet.

We are awake to see God's will has allowed this all to take place and that he alone, no man will deliver Israel, Jewish people and Christians from the tribulations of this world.

The writer was sort of right about one thing. The world has been blind sided by evil and it will be again.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
I disagree with quite a bit of the article and I think Christians are awake.

We are awake to the reality that our leader Biden is no friend of Jews or Christians. We are awake to see that he was given to us as a leader, approved by God due to the decline in Christian values this country has allowed to proliferate. We are awake to Biden and his administration embracing depravity to include child abortion, LGBTQ and false racial narratives and so there will be no change regardless of which evangelical leader gets access to his ear.

We are awake to see that the Pope, who the writer calls a "Christian leader" also says that the God of Islam and Judaism is the God of Christianity and he denies the need for Christ and promotes pantheism as he preaches his climate control narrative. We are awake to see he is a globalist talking piece and may or may or may not even be the false prophet.

We are awake to see God's will has allowed this all to take place and that he alone, no man will deliver Israel, Jewish people and Christians from the tribulations of this world.

The writer was sort of right about one thing. The world has been blind sided by evil and it will be again.

I agree as well, if this is part of God's plan for this to happen then there is nothing we as Christians can do
 

Xenosjeff

Well-Known Member
I'd enjoy Joel's rant a bit more if he wasn't hawking a book here and there. He's right about Putin, Putins a stinker.

When you look at the expansion of NATO since the end of the last cold war you can see what drives Putin's freakish persistent vilification of anything not Russian.
NATO's expansion is the greatest gift Putin ever got from the West.
Vlad has spent his time in power creating the western powers bogeyman. "The West wants to subjugate our motherland and beat us like dogs". Blah. Blah. Blah. The whole time he had been beating the dead horse to a pulp He's also been ripping off his own country and stashing billions for his own commie self.
This mafia thug isn't stupid, he's just really good at playing the super evil control freak. He controls the military, media, government, industry and probably much more. I"ll go ahead and say it. This dude acts like he is posessed, and likes it.
I'm not saying that he is Gog but I'd bet Gog's a lot like Putin.
Jeff
 

katt

Well-Known Member
ROFL!!!..i can See God having a conference with The Godhead...Who am I gonna use to move things along, he looks at America's Candidates...Heaven shakes with God's laughter..well, I'll use the weakest most Stupid man in America, yes, this will work..popping some popcorn he sits back and watches the show...
 

Lovin Jesus

Well-Known Member
Exactly! God has his prophetic plan and no one can stop that from happening in his perfect timing!
You're absolutely right. I like your observations sister. Everything is going according to God's plan. What may seem crazy or undoable to us is being observed and planned out by God in accordance to God's will so what may have questions and what may be difficult to answer for the nations, God has it all figured out. If Putin takes Ukraine it will just put him much closer to Israel for when he will fulfill his Ezekiel 38 scheme to invade Israel. In line with your comment the nations can't undo what God already has planned out for Gog of Magog and fulfillment of His prophecies.
 
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