Title:  Russia's Startling Ascendancy - Just As America Is Descending -- Part 2

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Subtitle: In this article, we shall examine the way in which Russia has come alongside Iran to become her protector and her supplier of military hardware! Russia is clearly in the ascendancy over America and is clearly bringing together the coalition which shall one day march against Israel.

We shall also discuss the day when President Putin assumed the position as Protectorate of the Arab Middle East, specifically warning the United States to "cease and desist" its "Regime Change" plans.


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To begin our study as to how Russia is now the Protectorate of Arab states in the Middle East, we need to go backward some years to a very important date in President Bush's "Regime Change" plan. Let us begin, in January, 2002, when President Bush announced his infamous "Axis of Evil" nations and declared his intent to achieve a "Regime Change" in all three instances.

Let us review that story.

NEWS BRIEF: "Bush Puts Iran, Iraq, North Korea On Terror Notice", Yahoo News, January 30, 2002

"President George W. Bush singled out Iran, Iraq and North Korea as 'an axis of evil', bluntly warning the three nations that they could soon become targets in the US-led war on terrorism. Delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Bush put the three so-called rogue states on notice that the United States is prepared to act, alone if it has to, against them should they threaten their people, their neighbors or others.

"In addition, the president said the United States could and would bear the immense cost of a military campaign against any one the nations, maintaining that the price of doing nothing to counter such threats 'would be catastrophic' ... 'All nations should know: America will do what is necessary to ensure our nation's security ... I will not wait on events, while dangers gather. I will not stand by, as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons', he said, laying down a direct challenge."

All three governments knew immediately that President Bush had just targeted them for destruction, a plan which came to be known as "Regime Change". President Bush did not wait too long to take the next, dramatic step.

NEWS BRIEF: "US forces told to destroy supply lines of terror", By Charles Laurence in New York, David Wastell, and Jack Fairweather in Kuwait, 24/11/2002, news.telegraph.co.uk

"American special forces commandos have been ordered to launch covert operations against arms supply lines to terrorists and the three rogue nations referred to by President George W. Bush as the 'axis of evil'. Mr Bush has signed a classified executive order giving special forces unprecedented authority to combat and, if necessary, destroy arms suppliers who aid terrorism and any attempts to develop weapons of mass destruction."

In this era known as the "Sovereignty of Nations", each nation has the inherent, stated right to defend its own territory against invasion or attack from foreign forces. Each nation has the inherent right to counterattack an invading force once a foreign force has set foot on that nation's territory. History is filled with examples where wars were started when a foreign force attacked the soil of another country.

Commando attacks are considered an intrusion upon sovereign territory that is significant enough, in and of itself, to possibly trigger a war between sovereign states. Thus, when President Bush signed his executive order authorizing U.S. Special Forces to go into the territory of a foreign nation so that they may destroy Weapons of Mass Destruction believed to be there, he was effectively declaring war on those countries!

Iran understood this principle very well, all the way back in January, 2002, and certainly understood it in November when the President issued his military order for Special Operations against these three countries. By November, 2002, when Bush issued his special military order, Iran could see the massive buildup of Coalition Forces in the Gulf and could hear the equally massive propaganda push through the Mass Media designed to whip up support for an Iraqi invasion. The handwriting was most definitely on the wall.

On March 20, 2003, Coalition Forces charged across the Iraq/Kuwait border, and in early April, Baghdad fell. Euphoria was in the air. Analysts were waxing eloquently about the overwhelming superiority of American weaponry. At this moment, the top leaders of Russia, France, and Germany met in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the end of their meeting, Russian President Putin stepped to the podium as the spokesman of the group. His remarks revealed that these three nations were not overawed by American military superiority.

NEWS BRIEF: "No strike on other countries, Putin warns US", Sify News, April 12, 2003

"Saint Petersburg -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned the US-led coalition not to attack other countries under the pretext of promoting capitalist and democratic values after having defeated Iraq's dictatorial regime. 'We are not going to export capitalist, democratic revolutions,' the Russian leader told reporters as rumours in Washington allege that some elements of the US administration are mulling launching military operations against other Middle Eastern states. 'If we do, we're going to end up on a slippery slope to non-ending military conflicts. We can't let that happen,' Putin said at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and French President Jacques Chirac after holding talks with them."

These are harsh words, coming from seasoned leaders of powerful countries. Such leaders do not issue such threats without seriously considering that the consequences if their bluff is called and they do not respond. Were America to now attack in a manner which would create a "Regime Change" in Iran and/or Syria, the public credibility of Russia, France and Germany would fall to nearly zero.

These three leaders understand this principle; therefore, we believe the threat is real. Certainly, Russia has the capability to stand up to America's fearsome military machine, because she has Scalar Weaponry, which is far more potent than any weapon America possesses -- a fact we explain thoroughly in NEWS1802 , NEWS1776.

Interestingly, during this April 12 news conference, President Putin specifically mentioned only Syria, against whom Bush officials were breathing threats of fire, and against whose borders we had moved troops and tanks. But, Putin's warnings could equally apply to Iran, who is the major recipient of our ire today. It is with Iran that Russia made her move to counter American power in the entire region.

In fact, her actions, which apparently began shortly after Putin's warning of April 12, 2003, may have just checkmated American power in the region. We explain this reality in NEWS2003, entitled, "RUSSIAN CHECKMATE IN THE MIDDLE EAST?".

If you have not yet read this article, please do so now, for an understanding as to how closely American pressure has driven Iran (Ancient Persia) into the hairy arms of the Russian Bear, is critical to understanding the prophetic implications. You see, Persia is foretold in Ezekiel 38-39 as being one of the countries which will march against Israel in the Latter Days. The government in control at that time has to be anti-West and anti-Israel, precisely as it is today. If President Bush successfully overthrows the present regime, he will institute a puppet government just as he has done in Iraq; this government will be pro-Israel and pro-West. Therefore, we expect that current Iranian government is protected by the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 from being overthrown; we may attack their facilities, but it seems to us that the government will be protected from actually being overthrown.

What has taken us by surprise is the intensity of the forces which have driven Iran into the Russian camp, as she seeks protection from America's sophisticated weaponry. Further, since the prophecy says that Gomer (European nations) is marching with Russia; therefore, American pressure on Iran is resulting in forcing together three major elements of this prophecy: Iran (Persia), Russia, Europe (Gomer).

Ezekiel 38-39 is extremely important to the entire prophetic plan to stage Antichrist on the world scene. Iran is one of those nations marching with Russia at the Latter Days. Her hardline government is exactly the kind she needs to hate Israel enough to march with Russia. And, since mid-2003, Iran has been seeking Russian protection against America. Today, she has sophisticated Russian radar and anti-aircraft missiles which are also capable of shooting down cruise missiles.

And, silently, Iran knows she has protection from Russian scalar weaponry -- unequalled by anything in our arsenal.

Both Russia and Europe are currently making no bones about their intention to establish ties with Iran, in face of tremendous American pressure to back off. Listen to several news stories which really tell the story.

NEWS BRIEF: "Iran Signs Nuclear Fuel Agreement With Russia", By Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press Writer, Feb 27, 2005

"BUSHEHR, Iran (AP) - Russia and Iran signed a deal Sunday that would deliver nuclear fuel to the Middle East country for the startup of its first reactor - a project the United States had for years pushed Moscow to drop ... Iranian Vice President Gholamreza Aghazadeh and Russian Atomic Energy Agency chief Alexander Rumyantsev signed the agreement at the Bushehr nuclear power plant. The signing, which was delayed by a day, came after the two senior officials toured the $800 million complex."

This agreement means that Russia has committed, not only to provide the nuclear fuel by which Iran can operate this plant, but also to provide security against American attack. This reality was underscored by the next revelation in this news story. The Russian Atomic Energy Agency chief is speaking.

" 'Today, a very important development occurred, and that was the protocol on returning nuclear fuel, which we signed together. In the next few weeks many Russian technicians will arrive in Bushehr' to finish the plant, Rumyantsev said after the signing." (Ibid.)

When Russian technicians will arrive at the power plant, they will be at risk of death from any American or Israeli strike. To deliberately cause the deaths of Russian technical experts at this plant through an attack, the Bush Administration risks an international confrontation with Russia, thus making an attack less likely.

Furthermore, Russia did not sign this accord, nor did she send her technicians to the plant, until she activated her air defense shield over Iran (NEWS2003 ). Therefore, Russia felt confident in signing this agreement with Iran, an action which really means a "poke in the eye" to President Bush.

A very recent story reported that Russia deceptively worked with Iran to provide nuclear fuel for the Bushehr plant, even as Russian leaders were going through the motions to cooperate with United Nations officials in denying such fuel to this plant!

NEWS BRIEF: "Moscow Releases Nuclear Fuel for Iran’s Bushehr Reactor", DEBKAfile Intelligence, June 12, 2007

"On June 8, the week before the G8 opened in Germany, Moscow released the long-withheld nuclear fuel for Iran’s atomic reactor in Bushehr. It was delivered 24 hours before Israel launched its new military imaging satellite Ofeq-7, bringing forward the Iranian threat to Israel ... special nuclear containers were loaded on a train in the yard of the manufacturers JSC Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant on June 2-3. They contained two types of nuclear fuel, WER-440 and WER-1000 ... The special train then headed out of Novosibirsk to Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea, 2,000 km away. There, the containers awaited loading aboard a Russian ship destined for Bandar Anzili, the Iranian military port on the Caspian shore ... a fleet of Iranian trucks was waiting at the other end outside Bandar Anzili port to transport the nuclear fuel and drive it slowly and carefully to Bushehr, a distance of 850km, arriving June 10 or 11."

This next segment reveals exactly how Russia's delivery of nuclear fuel to Iran hurts President Bush's foreign policy regarding Iran.

"His move hits the US where it hurts most: The UN Security Council meets at the end of June to approve harsher sanctions against Iran for continuing to enrich uranium in defiance of previous resolutions. The Russian fuel delivery will substantially dilute the effect of such penalties, especially when the Islamic Republic is about to clinch a deal for the acquisition of long-range ballistic missiles from North Korea."

President Putin deliberately undercut President Bush's policies toward Iran, and in this case, Putin took great care to hide his actions until there was nothing President Bush could do to stop him. This kind of deception demonstrates the reality that Russia's Putin does not hold the United States in high esteem.

This next story shows how Russia is aggressively arming Iran with her most sophisticated military hardware.

NEWS BRIEF: "Reports: Iran to buy jets from Russia", The Jerusalem Post, July 30, 2007

"Israel is looking into reports that Russia plans to sell 250 advanced long-range Sukhoi-30 fighter jets to Iran in an unprecedented billion-dollar deal. in addition to the fighter jets, Teheran also plans to purchase a number of aerial fuel tankers that are compatible with the Sukhoi and capable of extending its range by thousands of kilometers. Defense officials said the Sukhoi sale would grant Iran long-range offensive capabilities."

This term, "long-range offensive capabilities" means that Iran would be able to strike Israel with these fighter-bombers. To understand how lethal this aircraft can be, let us to to Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

"The Sukhoi Su-30 (NATO reporting name 'Flanker-C') is an agile military aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation and introduced into operational service in 1996. An air superiority fighter that can also perform ground strikes, the Su-30 is comparable to USA's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F-15E Strike Eagle."

As you can see, this fighter-bomber is a first-class offensive weapon. Russia has just sold them to Iran.

Furthermore, in Army Intelligence, I learned that, when a government admits to making a sale of a rather sensitive nature, that sale was made a long time ago and the merchandise has already been delivered. Also, whenever you hear that the government is working on a new weapons system, the likelihood is great that the new weapons system has already been in the weapons inventory for 5-10 years.

Since Russia is foretold to be a "commander" (Ezekiel 38:7) for the coalition forces attacking Israel, we should expect that Russia should also arm the participants, at least to some degree. Today, Russia is truly arming Iran.

Europe also seems to be lining up behind Iran, as this related story indicates.

NEWS BRIEF: "Are Europe and Russia Ganging up on America over Iran?", DEBKAfile Special Report, March 1, 2005

"The international ensemble dancing around Iran’s nuclear program appears to have regrouped: the European Union and Russia are suddenly lining up against America barely a week after US President George W. Bush held talks in Europe to patch up differences with both. European officials said Monday February 28 they had no problem with the deal Moscow signed two days earlier to sell Iran nuclear fuel for bringing Iran’s Bushehr reactor on line. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, after talks with EU leaders, urged Americans to take a 'more active' role in European diplomatic efforts with Iran."

The picture we may have here is that Russia and Europe are coordinating foreign policy regarding Iran, deliberately running counter to the policy of President Bush. News reports posted on Daily News Updates indicate that the European leaders did not really buy the line from Bush that America and Europe needed to just "forgive and forget". Instead, the 25 members of the European Union spoke with one united voice in contravention to Bush's policies. In fact, even Solana got in on the act, warning Bush to stop his "Regime Change", backed by bombing threats, against Iran.

The European Union has embarked on a separate diplomatic campaign regarding Iran, a campaign seemingly much closer to Russian policies than Washington's. Iran seems firmly in the Russian - European orbit -- and President Bush's continuous threats since January, 2002, have forced her into this kind of alliance. If this perception is correct, we are seeing the working out of an alliance which will result in Ezekiel 38-39 being literally fulfilled.

Truly, the world stands at the precipice of the End of the Age.

Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.

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