MOSCOW - Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the confrontation between Russia & the West could spill into all-out war. More than 5,100 people have been killed in a bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine between gov't troops & pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine accuses Russia of aiding the separatists while Russia says the West is behind Ukraine's efforts to retake the rebel-held areas.
Gorbachev, in comments to the Interfax news agency, said Thursday the West has "dragged" Russia into a new Cold War & warned of risks of a military confrontation : " I can no longer say that this Cold War will not lead to a ' Hot War ', I fear that they could risk it " he was quoted as saying.
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PROPHECY INSIGHTS : Could Mikhail Gorbachev be right ?? Could ' nuclear war ' be coming in the near future ?? Bible Prophecy provides clear evidence that this will soon be the case. The old testament prophet Zechariah described vividly a vision of this coming nightmare . . . .
Zechariah 5 v 1-9 - Then I turned & lifted up mine eyes & looked, behold a ' flying roll ' ... & he ( angel ) said unto me , What seest thou ? & I answered , I see a ' flying roll ' ; the length thereof is twenty cubits ( 30 ft / 9 mtrs ) & the breadth thereof ten cubits ( ' Circumference ' 15ft / 4-5 mtrs ) . Then said he unto me , This is ' the curse ' that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth : for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it & every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. I will bring it forth , saith the LORD of hosts & it shall enter into the house of the thief & into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name : & it ( nuclear radiation ) shall remain in the midst of his house & shall consume it with the timber thereof & the stones thereof.
Then the angel that talked with me went forth & said unto me , Lift up now thine eyes , & see what is this that goeth forth. And I said , What is it ? And he said , This is an ' ephah ' ( vessel ) that goeth forth. He said moreover , This is their ' resemblance ' through all the earth. And , behold , there was lifted up a ' talent of lead ' : And this is a ' woman ' ( Heb. -- ' fire offering ' ) that sitteth in the midst of the ' ephah ' & he said , This is wickedness . And he cast it into the midst of the ' ephah ' ( vessel ) ; & he cast the weight of lead ( nuclear trigger ) upon the mouth thereof. Then lifted I up mine eyes & looked , & behold , there came out two women ( ' fire offerings ' ) , & the wind was in their wings ; for they had wings like the wings of a stork : & they lifted up the ' ephah ' between the earth & the heaven.