NBC News: Putin’s marathon speech came 17 days before a presidential election in which he is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in power. It was accompanied by video footage showing some of the new weaponry in action as well as simulations on a giant screen.
To rapturous applause, Putin said the new technology had been developed despite skepticism from other countries about Russia’s capabilities.
“I want to tell all those who have fueled the arms race over the last 15 years, sought to win unilateral advantages over Russia, introduced unlawful sanctions aimed to contain our country’s development … you have failed to contain Russia,” he said.
He boasted that Russia’s new ICBM is “powerful and modern and defense systems will not be able to withstand it,” he said. “Missile defenses will be useless against it.” more …
Opinion: The speech happened 18 days prior to Russia’s election, which will assuredly place Putin in office for another 6 years. He will have unprecedented power.
I have been challenging our Wednesday night prophecy study group to send in posts that appear to have links to prophecy. The NBC post was sent in by Carlisle who added this:
“Rebels in Damascus….perfect time to blow it up and blame it on Israel. Then he would have a reason to try and clear out the energy competition.”
In chapter 10 of BP 101 (here), we have speculated that Isaiah 17:1,14 may be the spark that ignites the Psalm 83 invasion, which leads to the Gog and Magog war.
As Czar Putin prepares for what should be a comfortable victory in the March 18 elections, the title of Gog (Ezekiel 38:1-2) is waiting to be fulfilled.