The largest Russian military exercise since the Cold War is being simulated this week in response to a "hypothetical attack by Japanese and US forces." The impromptu war games are a massive show of force which includes:
- 130 combat aircraft
- 70 ships
- 5,000 tanks
- 160,000 troops
- 320 tons of equipment
Moscow-based military analyst Alexander Khramchikhin claims, "The land part of the exercise is directed at China, while the sea and island part of it is aimed at Japan."
Really? With the U.S. and Russia on the verge of a proxy war in Syria? And come to think of it, wasn't Putin a little ticked off by the Israeli bombing of Russian weapons supplies earlier this month?
H-m-m-m...you've got to wonder people, if maybe the tensions between them are starting to simmer.
Let's not forget the Russian's have been pressing the pedal to the metal in regards to accelerating their military build-up in recent years.
While the U.S. cut military spending by 15% in 2013, Russia has increased their's by a whopping 60%, the largest military build-up since the Cold War. And while America is calling for a reduction in nuclear weapons, Russia is busy working on a new generation of nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles which Kremlin officials say, "will be able to penetrate U.S. missile defenses."
So where's the media? M.I.A.
The Bible predicts Russia (aka Gog) will attack Israel along with Iran and a coalition of Muslim nations (Ezekiel 38). Maybe somebody should let the White House know this isn't exactly a good time to be cutting back on military spending. Just sayin'...
A wise man once said: "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse." John Stuart Hill
"For I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done." Isaiah 46: 9, 10
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