The Prophetic Messenger

A Newsletter From Mysteries From The Word Of God Ministries
May/June 2021 - Volume 23/Issue 3

Is Communism Dead? - Revisited - Part II

If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. Ezekiel 33:3-4

In this issue of The Prophetic Messenger, we will continue a message titled “Is Communism Dead? - Revisited.”

This article is a warning to America of the future war with the former Soviet Union.

2. The Recent History of Treaties Signed by the former Soviet Union

You don't have to go far back in history to see how the former Soviet Union deceived the people of Afghanistan. This deception allowed the Soviets to invade Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989. An excellent source of information about this is a taped interview that Southwest Radio Church did with Abdul Shams from Afghanistan. It is Tape #C753 and is titled "Free Afghanistan FDN." This taped interview shows how the former Soviet Union deceived the Afghanistan people and are deceiving the Americans today. Afghanistan signed many agreements with the former Soviet Union just as America is signing today.

Recently, Russia agreed to the Start II treaty with the United States. An article titled "Clinton Cheers Ratification Of Start II By Russian Duma"(Note 2) states

"President Clinton on Saturday congratulated new Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Russian Duma's approval of the Start II treaty to reduce long-range nuclear arms ... The treaty, dating from 1993 would cut 5,000 warheads from U.S. and Russian arsenals. A follow-up pact could take out an additional 1,000 to 1,500."


You say what is wrong with this agreement? From two recent articles notice what the Russians are saying. In an article titled "Bombing Instilled Urgent Need To Update Russia's Armed Forces" (Note 3) it states

"Once considered a low priority among drastically needed reforms as Russia emerged from the 70 years of communism, the military is receiving unaccustomed attention in the Duma and from Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin in the wake of NATO's action in Yugoslavia...Defense Ministry sources, citing the Balkan warfare, told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday that the strike component of the Russian air force should grow 10 to 20 percent by 2005. To enable modernized bombing tactics, the ministry said, more than 20 MiG-29 jets will be updated this year. The update also will affect Sukhoi-27 and MiG-31 fighters. A new generation of cruise missiles is planned for deployment by 2005, the ministry said."


Another article titled "Russia's Putin Approves Plans To Update Military" (Note 4) states:

"Acting President Vladimir Putin approved plans to modernize the Russian military by sharply increasing the purchase of new weapons and equipment. Putin, who wants to restore Russia as a global power, also, said the defense budget would be reallocated so more money goes toward developing high-tech conventional weapons."


The Russian Duma also recently passed a nuclear test ban treaty. But the articles quoted above clearly indicate that the Russians are not preparing for peace, but for war.

Here are some more recent articles about our message, "Is Communism Dead?"

One is about Edward Snowden, one of the worst espionage cases in US history, who now lives in Moscow. Another is a recent article is about Vladimir Putinm who has been president and prime minister in Russia for over 20 years.

In an article titled “British spies 'moved after Snowden files read,” (Note 5) it says,

“UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have access to classified information which reveals how they operate, a senior government source has told the BBC. According to the Sunday Times, Moscow and Beijing have deciphered documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The government source told the BBC the countries 'haveinformation' that led to agents being moved but added there was 'no evidence' any had been harmed. Mr Snowden leaked data two years ago. The former CIA contractor, now living in Russia, left the US in 2013 after leaking details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by American intelligence to the media. His information made international headlines in June 2013 when the Guardian newspaper reported that the US National Security Agency was collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans. Mr Snowden is believed to have downloaded 1.7 million secret documents before he left the US.”


In an article titled “Timeline: Vladimir Putin - 20 tumultuous years as Russian president or PM,” (Note 6) it says,

“Here are some highlights of Putin’s 20 years in power: Aug. 9, 1999 - During an economic crisis, President Yeltsin names little-known security chief Vladimir Putin as his fifth acting prime minister in less than a year, and says he wants Putin to succeed him as president. In the following weeks, bombings of apartment blocks across Russia kill more than 300 people, in attacks Putin blames on Chechen militants. His popularity is boosted by his tough response, which includes the aerial bombing of parts of Chechnya and an assault to recapture the breakaway southern province. Some Kremlin critics question if Chechen militants were really behind the apartment bombings. Dec. 31, 1999 - An ailing Yeltsin resigns and names Putin acting president. March 26, 2000 - Putin wins his first presidential election.


Aug. 12, 2000 - The Kursk nuclear-powered submarine sinks to the bottom of the Barents Sea, killing all 118 crew after an explosion onboard. Putin’s image suffers a jolt after he comments on the crisis only after four days. 2002 - Chechen militants take more than 800 people hostage at a Moscow theater. Special forces end the siege, but use a poison gas in the process which kills many of the hostages. 2003 - Oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is arrested and charged with fraud. He is later found guilty and jailed in a case his supporters say was punishment for his meddling in politics. He is only released in 2013 after Putin pardons him. March 2004 - Putin wins second term as president with more than 70 percent of the vote after oil prices fuel a consumer boom and raise living standards, a trend that continues for another four years. September 2004 - Islamist fighters seize more than 1,000 people in a school in Beslan, southern Russia, triggering a three-day siege that ends in gunfire. A total of 334 hostages are killed, more than half of them children. Some parents say the authorities botched the handling of the siege and blame Putin.


December 2004 - Putin scraps direct elections for regional governors, effectively making them Kremlin appointees. Putin says the move is needed to keep Russia united. 2005 - Putin describes the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union as the 'greatest geopolitical catastrophe' of the 20th century. ”


NOTES:
Note 2: The Oregonian Newspaper, Sunday April 16, 2000
Note 3: The Columbian Newspaper, Friday July 30,1999 page A12
Note 4: The Oregonian Newspaper, 1/28/2000
Note 5: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33125068
Note 6: https://tinyurl.com/w5lsp3s

Coming Up In The Next Issue

Is Communism Dead? - Revisited - Part III. Read this article in the next issue of The Prophetic Messenger.

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