NEWS FROM RUSSIA
NATO chief: Russia’s nuclear threats ‘deeply troubling’
May 28, 2015 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “Russia’s provocative rhetoric and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are deeply troubling and dangerous, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.
Russia’s plans to deploy nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad — near Poland’s border — and its threat to move nuclear forces in Crimea would ‘fundamentally change the balance of security in Europe,’ Stoltenberg warned, in speech during a visit to Washington.
In blunt language, the NATO chief delivered a scathing critique of Russia’s behavior over the past year — including Moscow’s armed intervention in Ukraine — and vowed the transatlantic alliance would redouble its commitment to ‘collective defense.’
‘Russia’s recent use of nuclear rhetoric, exercises and operations are deeply troubling,’ he told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ‘admission that he considered putting Russia’s nuclear forces on alert while Russia was annexing Crimea is but one example,’ the former Norwegian prime minister said…” (The Russian bear is again raising his Communist head and ignoring the non-proliferation treaty he signed with President Obama. If our president knew and believed Ezekiel 38: 1, 2, 8, 16; and Joel 2:3, 20 and 30 he would never have signed such a devastating and destructive agreement. These texts predict the largest and deadliest world war with Russia. See the next two reports.)
Russia Claims Right to Place Nuclear Weapons in Crimea
June 3, 2015 — Breitbart.com reports: “Russian reports forced the American navy to release a video of Russian planes flying close to the USS Ross in the Black Sea in order to prove it was only a ‘routine encounter.’ Russia previously claimed America acts ‘aggressively’ in the Black Sea and told world officials they can plant nukes anywhere in their territory, including Crimea.
The Russian media declared the air force sent out ‘a flight of six of its Su-24 ‘Fencer’ strike fighters’ because the US missile destroyer USS Ross entered ‘territorial waters.’
‘The crew of the ship acted provocatively and aggressively, which concerned the operators of monitoring stations and ships of the Black Sea Fleet,’ claimed an anonymous source. ‘Su-24 attack aircraft demonstrated to the American crew readiness to harshly prevent a violation of the frontier and to defend the interests of the country.’
However, the video clearly shows the destroyer in international waters, 25 miles away from Crimea, when the planes flew next to the ship.
‘The US navy operates routinely in the Black Sea, in accordance with international law,’ explained Eileen Lainez, a Pentagon spokeswoman…”
Iran to Russia: Restore military aid to Syria
June 10, 2015 — WND.com reports: “Amid reports of Russia scaling back military support for the Syrian regime, Moscow has responded to an Iranian request to re-establish assistance, with Russian experts traveling to Damascus to advise the embattled regime regarding strategy for counterattacks, informed Middle East defense officials told WND.
Last week, Asharq al Aswat, a popular Arabic language newspaper published in London, reported Russia was reducing its diplomatic staff in Damascus and removing advisers and strategic personnel.
According to the Arabic newspaper, Russian technicians also ceased upholding an agreement with Bashar al-Assad’s regime to help maintain the country’s fleet of Russian-made Sukhoi aircraft, which have been central to Syria’s war against the rebels seeking to depose the regime.
The reported Russian about-face comes as the rebels, including ISIS, have made dramatic gains, taking up to 50 percent of Syria’s territory.
Asharq al Aswat reported the Russian withdrawals had prompted an unscheduled visit to Iran by Syrian Defense Minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij, who was said to have petitioned Tehran to urge Russia to rescind its move…” (Iran which changed its name from Persia to Iran in 1935 is backing Assad who is an Alawite denominationally which is similar to Iran’s Shi’ite religious label. They both hate the Sunnis. Imagine Muslim brothers against brothers who differ denominationally. Since Iran who backs Assad aligns its united power behind Russia for World War III, she presently defends the nation who will stand with her during Armageddon.)
In first, Russia and Egypt hold naval drill
June 7, 2015 — The Times of Israel reports: “Russia and Egypt kicked off a joint eight-day naval exercise in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, highlighting growing security ties between the two countries.
Named ‘Friendship Bridge 2015; the drill is the first naval exercise the countries have held in the 40-plus years that the two have been official allies.
The exercises are taking place off the coast of Alexandria and are aimed at practicing protection of coastal areas, the Russian Defense Ministry told local media.
The drill comes on the heels of a deal for Moscow to supply Egypt with the advanced S-300 air defense system and other arms, as Cairo increasingly looks north for allies after the US temporarily cut off aid following a military coup two years ago.
‘Friendship Bridge 2015 is one of the strongest and biggest joint exercises between Egypt and Russia,’ Egyptian military spokesman Brigadier-General Mohamed Samir, told the Chinese Xinhua news agency, adding that the training ‘comes in light of the high-level bilateral talks pertaining to military and security cooperation and exchange of expertise between the armed forces of the two countries.’
He added that the joint naval exercise asserts ‘the strategic and military cooperation’ between Egypt and Russia…” (I, in 1951 began warning America and Canada that Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 predicted in verses 1 and 2 of both chapters that Armageddon would occur in the future under the cities named as Gog of Magog [Russia], as the Greeks called the Scythians who populated Russia.
I also named the Islamic cities that would join Russia and China for the greatest war ever as predicted in Revelation 9:14 – 18 and fought in the ‘latter years and latter days’ – Ezekiel 38:8, 16.
One of the main Muslim nations was Egypt, the leader and King of the South – Daniel 11:40 and another nation was Persia which changed its name to Iran in 1935. It’s about to happen. Jesus is about to return for as He comes He stops those who are destroying the earth as well as one another – Revelation 11:18.)