What is Putin planning? Massive Russian war game set to launch Thursday on borders of three NATO countries & Ukraine. Here’s the latest.


Putin-phone(Jerusalem, Israel) — Is Russia preparing to invade another European country, or simply training its forces to do so in the future?

That’s the big question as Vladimir Putin prepares to launch a massive series of war games on Thursday dangerously close to the borders of three NATO member states — the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — as well as Ukraine, which Russia has invaded and occupied portions of twice since 2014.

While it sounds eerily similar to the plot of my forthcoming political thriller, The Kremlin Conspiracy, the exercise — code-named “Zapad-2017” (Zapad in Russian means “West”) is all-too-real. It is set to begin on September 14 and conclude on September 20th, and tensions in the region are high…. read more

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Russia reportedly deploys S-400 missile system at Iranian arms factory in Syria


desk.jpgRussia’s S-400 deployed at Iranian arms factory in Syria; Deployment comes two weeks ahead of Russian “Zapad 2017“ drill in Belarus; Turkey and Russia progressing towards S-400 deal (Photo: Wikimedia Commons), August 31, 2017.

Russia has deployed its S-400 anti-missile system to an Iranian missile factory in Syria.

Reports of the deployment surfaced Thursday, Russia reportedly stationing the S-400 system at the arms factory near Tartus this week. The weapons factory is used to produce long-range missiles for Hezbollah and is supported and funded by Iran…. read more

Russia, Iran, Turkey Form $7B Oil Deal


OilTurkish energy company Unit International, Russia’s Zarubezhneft, and Iran’s non-governmental firm Ghadir Investment Company have pledged to invest a combined US$7 billion to drill at three oil fields and one natural gas field in Iran, the Turkish company said on Tuesday.

The investment commitment comes just a week after Ghadir Investment signed a deal with Zarubezhneft and Unit International to finance and develop oil and gas projects in and outside Iran.

The three companies agreed to set up joint ventures to fund oil and gas development projects, with Ghadir Exploration and Production Company leading the consortium in which each company would have equal share of the financing.

According to Unit International, as cited by Reuters, the total reserves at the three oil fields are estimated at 10 billion barrels, and the fields would be able to pump 100,000 bpd… read more

PROVOCATION: Putin sending 100,000 troops to borders of NATO states — expels US diplomats — as tensions with the West spike. Here’s the latest.


putin-militaryhatThough much of the world’s attention is understandably riveted right now on North Korea and their chilling nuclear threats against the U.S., tensions with Russia are also spiking and require urgent attention.

Consider just a few key developments that have occurred in recent weeks:

Moscow is gearing up for massive war games later this Fall that could put upwards of 100,000 Russian troops on the borders of the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Each of these countries are NATO members. Each lived for decades under the cruelty of Soviet occupation. Each are increasingly worried Putin may be interested in seizing them and putting them once again under Russian hegemony. It’s a concern I share but am concerned not enough leaders in the West do.

If such provocations weren’t enough, Vladimir Putin has just expelled 755 American diplomats from Russia, effective September 1st… read more

Why Is Russia Buying So Much Gold?


The Daily Coin: Many U.S. politicians believe the dollar is better than gold. Other nations are not as convinced.

Russia is loading up on gold. Since May 1, the Central Bank of Russia has added 700,000 troy ounces to their national gold reserve. That’s as much as the combined weight of 33 full-grown Kamchatka brown bears.

These new purchases have pushed Russia’s total gold holdings up to 1,707 tons—half over again what they were when Vladimir Putin first came to power in 2000. Russia now has the seventh-largest gold hoard on the planet…read more

Opinion by PROPHECY TRACKER: Gold is known as an inflation hedge and a disaster asset. The theory is that if/when fiat currencies implode, gold will skyrocket.

That was a better argument before digital currencies (Bitcoin etc.) came along and changed the calculus, but for most financial experts and at least two foreign governments it is still the go-to asset in times of trouble.

According to Sputnik news (here) “Russia and China continue to stockpile gold in a bid to cut their economies’ dependency on the US dollar in the future. Experts told Sputnik that if the dollar’s role as a global reserve currency is decreased the world will see radical political and economic transformation.”

There are an awful lot of folks storing up provisions for the wrath of the Lord also known as the tribulation period. They are called ‘preppers’ and many have spent fortunes turning garages into mini-warehouses with thousands of dollars worth of freeze-dried foods, oil lamps, solar stoves, guns and gold etc..

The OT says this:

“They will throw their silver into the streets, And their gold will be like refuse; Their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them In the day of the wrath of the LordThey will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block of iniquity” Ezekiel 7:19.

The NT says this: 

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:19-20

Imagine how dangerous it would be to have a food warehouse and a stockpile of gold at a time when people are starving.

Our reader Centurion brought up an excellent point regarding the time of God’s wrath, and why the church will not be here:

“If the church goes through the tribulation as Covenant/replacement theologians expound, then it is tantamount of having the Son of God (the Lamb) as the second person of the Trinity waging war against the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, who is embodied in the church. Those who think this need to read Matthew 12:22-30 (A house divided). How devastated does it get in the tribulation? By the end of the 6th trumpet (Rev 9:13-21) 1/2 of the earth and mankind are destroyed. If you are the church living in the ‘kingdom’ at this time, would you be impressed?”

Russia unveils its new Arctic military base housing nuclear-ready warplanes and REINDEER-powered special forces as it seeks to claim the region’s huge oil and gas reserves


The five-storey complex, named Nagursky by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, is on the extreme north of Russia's Arctic frontier

  • Russia has unveiled five-storey military base on Alexander Land in the Arctic Ocean’s Franz Josef Archipelago
  • The top-secret polar complex, painted in Russia’s red, white and blue, can house warplanes and 150 troops
  • Comes as Russia looks to lay claim to region’s enormous oil and gas reserves thought to be worth £23trillion

Russia has unveiled a new Arctic military base capable of housing 150 troops as well as nuclear-ready warplanes.

The triangular complex, painted in the red, white and blue of the Russia’s tricolor flag, has been built in remote Alexandra Land in the Franz Josef Archipelago.

While parts of the base remain top secret, military chiefs have offered a glimpse at the interior of the building.

It comes as part of Russia’s largest Arctic military push since the fall of the Soviet Union and as Moscow moves to lay claim to the region’s huge oil and gas reserves – believe to be worth as much as £23trillion…. read more

MOSCOW SURPRISINGLY SAYS WEST JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL


THE TIES between Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have Russia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated in a surprise announcement on Thursday.

The announcement comes as US President Donald Trump’s administration is agonizing over whether to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that would constitute recognizing west Jerusalem as the country’s capital. No other country in the world recognizes any part of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Russia’s Putin attacks “groundless” accusations on Syria gas incident

The statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry reads, “We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, which include the status of east Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state. At the same time, we must state that in this context we view west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

This is a sharp shift in Russian policy, which until now has formally held that Jerusalem should eventually be under a permanent international regime. The statement appears in English on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website…. read more

lhwm opinion: The Temple Mount is in East Jerusalem where Christ will reign and rule the earth.

Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Did Putin Just threaten Israel with a ‘”Red-line”?


There is an interesting article coming out of Russia this morning that really leaped out at me that I believe is definitely worth sharing. Are Putin and Russia warning Israel of future consequences regarding heir stance with Syria? Is this yet another small warning of the future “Prophetic Wars” that are yet to come that will directly involve Israel, Syria and Russia. The following is an excerpt from RT News:

What is Israel’s real role in the war in Syria? Can we really believe that it doesn’t want to get involved in the conflict? And how much longer can Israel be Washington’s strong arm in the region while sustaining good relations with Russia?… [read more]