MOSCOW - Fifteen years after Vladimir Putin first walked into the Kremlin , Russia’s army is bigger , stronger & better equipped than at any time since the end of the Cold War. Able to call on three quarters of a million frontline troops , more tanks than any other country on the planet & the world’s third largest air force , Russia retains much of the brute force associated with a former superpower. But it has also rapidly modernised , spending millions on rearmament & retraining programmes aimed at professionalising the lumbering , conscript-reliant force it inherited from the Soviet Union. The world got its first glimpse of Mr Putin’s new model army a year ago , when “ little green men ” with gleaming new uniforms & weapons annexed Crimea in a bloodless but extremely efficient operation. Last year Russia spent an estimated 3.247 trillion rubles (£42.6 billion) on defence.
PROPHECY INSIGHTS - America is the largest military force in the world by some margin BUT… unlike Russia it has military commitments around the globe. From South Korea to the Middle East to Europe , America is thinly stretched. Russia however has hardly any of these commitments & of course from a Middle East point of view is able to project huge amounts of force if it wanted to with relative ease. America would never be able to match a possible 2.3 million strong army as it swooped down into Israel. Even if all America’s tanks were placed in the way of Russia they would still be overwhelmed . . . Russia has 15,398 tanks to America’s 8,848. Britain has just 407! Russia has 5,972 self propelled artillery units. America has 1,934. Britain..89. The Bible says Russia will come like a storm , like a cloud covering the land. It talks about Russian troops desolating the land as they come down like locusts.
JOEL 3 v 3-5 - A fire devoureth before them ; & behind them a flame burneth : the land is as the garden of Eden before them , & behind them a desolate wilderness ; yea , & nothing shall escape them. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap , like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble , as a strong people set in battle array.
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