THE HOOKS IN RUSSIA'S JAWS : As poverty looms , Putin acts
MOSCOW - Russia is running out of money. President Vladimir Putin is taking a strategic gamble, depleting the Kremlin's last reserve funds to cover the budget and to pay for an escalating war in Syria at the same time. The three big rating agencies have all issued alerts over recent days, warning that the country's public finances are deteriorating fast and furiously. There is no prospect of an oil revival as long as Saudi Arabia continues to flood the market. Russia cannot borrow abroad at a viable cost. Standard & Poor's says the budget deficit will balloon to 4.4pc of GDP this year, including short-falls in local government spending and social security. The government has committed a further $40bn to bailing out the banking system. Russia is pressing ahead with massive rearmament, pushing defence spending towards 5pc of GDP and risking the sort of military overstretch that bankrupted the Soviet Union.
NEWS REPORT : Daily Telegraph ( October 18 , 2015 )
PROPHECY INSIGHTS - So what is happening in Russia and especially in Putin’s mind ? Is the venture into Syria connected to the collapse of Russia’s wealth with falling oil / gas prices ? One report this week suggested the following. Putin is trying to end crippling sanctions and isolation from the West. So his plan is as follows. He wants Russia and America to work together over Syria. If they are working together militarily how can sanctions remain ? So his plan is to create a common enemy which they can fight together. The common enemy is ISIS. But the US is fighting ISIS through rebels in Syria who also want to get rid of Assad. So Putin thinks that if the rebels are destroyed there are then just two options. ISIS or Assad. Russia / America could then join forces to defeat ISIS. Russia is then in from the cold and sanctions are stopped. If it works , it woud be another masterstroke by Vladimir Putin.
However , the Bible says that ' dire financial necessity ' will drag Russia & it's confederate armies into the Middle East. Precisely as we have seen unfold in recent months. As global prices & sanctions continue to wrack Russia's economy & carry it closer to the financial brink , we can expect to see Vladimir Putin aggressively extend his control & influence in the Middle East while simultaneously sewing the seeds of conflict in the region. He knows regional instability & conflict are the key to lifting world oil prices & resuscitating Russia's beleagured economy. Prepare for mounting trouble in the Middle East beginning with Syria & Iraq.
EZEKIEL 38 v 3-4 - " Thus saith the Lord GOD ; Behold , I am against thee , O Gog , the chief prince of Meshech & Tubal : And I will turn thee back & put ' hooks into thy jaws ' & I will bring thee forth & all thine army, horses & horsemen , all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
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