Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator's tactics
Only six years ago, President Vladimir Putin visited the Polish port of Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity movement that threw off Soviet domination, and reassured his Eastern European neighbors that Russia had only friendly intentions.
Putin spoke harshly that day of the notorious World War II-era pact that former Soviet leader Josef Stalin had signed with Adolf Hitler ‚ÄĒ an agreement that cleared the way for the Nazi occupation of Poland and Soviet domination of the Baltics ‚ÄĒ calling it a "collusion to solve one's problems at others' expense."
But Putin's view of history appears to have undergone a startling transformation. Last month, the Russian leader praised the 1939 nonaggression accord with Hitler as a clever maneuver that forestalled war with Germany. Stalin's 29-year reign, generally seen by Russians in recent years as a dark and bloody chapter in the nation's history, has lately been...
The Ukraine was destablised by mobs and.Fascist groups supported and trained by the USA and the EU. As countries invading other countries to enforce democracy on them , here was a democratic country with an elected democratic government, albeit corrupt,... Like most other western governments... But destablised , because of USA and EU self interest. They were afraid of the trading and financial block Putin and China were putting into place... Seems to me its the same old story of man's Love of Money , in that multi nationals want to preserve their market share , even if it means stoking up war talk, and sending young men and women to their deaths, just to preserve their bottom line........
Father in Heaven open up their eyes, convict them of sin , bring them to their knees in repentance, and confessing the Lord Jesus as saviour and Lord..... Oh that world leaders would truly find Christ..... Come back soon Lord Jesus.
well, looks like the vilification continues on, which will have to happen if they want to move from destabilizing Syria (as the destabilizing of Ukraine continues on) and they want "official" wore there...
he who has rejected the sodomy movement of the west and uses trade/economic partnerships with other countries and is not invading many countries.
but the corporation American church does not have eyes to see this.
I don't think Putin was ever going to be confused with Gorbachev. He was a KGB man, and like our US Marines, 'once a Marine, always a Marine' As to insanity of keeping troops in Europe, maybe few people in the US even know they are still there. It's not like the mostly liberal news media is going to point this out, nor that any one under 60 is reading newspapers anyway. If it doesn't show up on some social media outlet, it doesn't exist. In fact, younger people I talk to will invariably sigh and roll their eyes when I ask them, "Did you see the article about...?"
As to why the mostly liberal Los Angeles Times put out this story, could it be that some of their editors are so far left that Communism is a good thing for them?
Does anyone else see the insanity of the pentagon thinking of putting 5000 troops and heavy machinery in europe to stop russia, when IS is running through the middle east killing christians, building an army, and starting its own country, and it threatens America directly, and has declared war on us???
One last thing...i just went to drudge report, and one of the top stories is "US Poised To Put Heavy Weaponry in East Europe" and it says they will have enough weaponry to support 5000 troops to "deter russian aggression". There you have it folks, the REAL reason this article was put out!
Thank you for your response Mourner, very informative. I personally dont have as detailed an eschatology as you appear to have, but i certainly believe the papacy to be a line of many anti-christs, and i believe there is a coming world gov, both biblically and we can see it plainly. In regards to Russia, i dont know what God has in store for them, and i wouldnt claim they or their leader to be godly either. What i do know is they are being set up by the west(US,EU,NATO) to be the bad guys, when in reality it appears they are just trying to survive. If youre building an empire, russia would certainly be an obstacle. Also of note, russia is one of the only industrial nations taking a stand against gay marriage and the affirmation of family. As to Putin tardiness, i wonder how punctual other world leaders are? Lol
Romans116 wrote: But if you trace back the anti-russia rhetoric, it started when the Ukraine voted to stay out of the EU. Shortly after, there was a violent over throw of the Ukranian gov, meanwhile the west blamed Russia. This much negative propoganda must mean one of two things, either the US wants another Cold War with russia, or they are prepping us for a hot war. Neither is good.and its based on lies, therefore it is our duty to expose it.
Thank you for taking the time to explain to me. I've been observing Russia for several years because of my view of eschatology. I noticed several years ago the color of their new military uniforms in a news article. Interestingly striking, the colors are noted in Rev. 9:17. I've been taught that they are the ones upholding the Ottoman Empire from extinction just as the West upholds the papacy.
I also read in the News that Mr. Putin is habitually late, even late for his meetings with world dignities; his papal visit most recently was no exception. Then more propaganda from the media of the papacy giving him a special token for his efforts regarding peace in the Ukraine.
Yes Mourner, we serve a sovereign King and His name is Jesus Christ. What i meant earlier was to put this article in its proper context, and to bring the truth to the light. If you have any access to daily headlines, you will see russia/putin almost daily in american/western news feeds. They are all negative, and follow the same essential narrative. "Russia is trying to ressurect the Soviet Union, Putin is Stalin-like, and they are a threat to the US and its interests. But if you trace back tge anti-russia rhetoric, it started when the Ukraine voted to stay out of the EU. Shortly after, there was a violent over throw of the Ukranian gov, meanwhile the west blamed Russia. This much negative propoganda must mean one of two things, either the US wants another Cold War with russia, or they are prepping us for a hot war. Neither is good.and its based on lies, therefore it is our duty to expose it.
I want to remind everyone how the ukraine was overthrown by a VIOLENT COO, and the crimeans, whom were hated by this new, illegitimate gov, democratically voted to join russia. But US media spun it to us asutin invades Ukraine, tries to re-establish Soviet Union, is second coming of Stalin. Folks, this is blatant propaganda, from a pro homosexual, totalitarian western media machine. Ukraine was toppled because they refused to join the EU.There is an agenda here.