Hillary Clinton upset Russia:
Hillary Clinton has infuriated Russians after she declared their federation is the greatest threat to America during the latest Democratic debate. Her opponent Bernie Sanders was asked the same question and said North Korea instead, and that an isolated country made him “nervous.”
“Russia lives in the world. China lives in the world. North Korea is a very, very strange country because it is so isolated, and I do feel that a nation with nuclear weapons … they have got to be dealt with,” Sanders said.
Clinton on the other hand pointed the finger at the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Russia is trying to move the boundaries of the post-World War II Europe,” she said, “the way that [Russia] is trying to set European countries against one another, seizing territory, holding it in Crimea, beginning to explore whether they could make some inroads in the Baltics.”
She continued: “We have to send a very clear message to Putin that this kind of belligerence, that this kind of testing of boundaries will have to be responded to. The best way to do that is to put more armor in, put more money from the Europeans in so they’re actually contributing more to their own defense.” http://www.aol.com/article/2016/02/05/russians-slam-clinton-for-calling-russia-a-threat/21308692/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D1560168393_htmlws-main-bb
The relations between the USA and Russia will have ups and downs. The Russians do not like nor particularly respect the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton. She and Vladimir Putin do not get along.
The USA has upset Russia in many ways. Notice something that Hillary Clinton wrote that she did with Russia when she was Secretary of State:
When I pressed Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to do more to protect the rights of LGBT people, the normally cool and restrained diplomat turned nasty. …
Meanwhile, I looked for ways to make progress closer to home, by better supporting LGBT members of the State Department. . . . I supported the State Department’s annual Pride event, hosted by a group called GLIFFA, Gay and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies. (Clinton HR. Hard Choices. Simon & Schuster, 2014, pp. 577-578)
USA-Russian relations have gone downhill since the State Department pressed the LGBT agenda.
Russia is upset with USA sanctions, the USA’s pushing the LGBT (homosexual) agenda, the USA’s opposition to Syria’s President Assad, and the USA’s support of the Kiev government. It also does not like the influence the USA or its dollar have on world trade.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Hillary Clinton do not seem to care for each other.
Notice some Vladmir Putin comments about Hillary Clinton and one of her comments about him:
June 4, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Hillary Clinton’s recent comments comparing his actions to those of Adolf Hitler are a sign of weakness, saying she “has never been too graceful” in her public statements.
“It’s better not to argue with women. But Ms. Clinton has never been too graceful in her statements,” Putin said…
At a private fundraiser in March, Clinton reportedly compared Putin’s move to issue Russian passports to those with Russian connections outside the country to Hitler’s efforts to protect German’s outside of Germany.
“Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the ’30s,” Clinton said…
Putin said, “Someday I will indulge myself and we will laugh together at some good joke. But when I hear such extreme statements, to me it only means that they don’t have any valid arguments.” …
Putin was asked if he thought “it would be worse if you were meeting with Hillary Clinton” given the former secretary of state’s rhetoric.
“I think even in this case we could reach an agreement,” Putin said. “When people push boundaries too far, it’s not because they are strong but because they are weak. But maybe weakness is not the worst quality for a woman. (Rafferty A. Putin: Hillary Clinton Has ‘Never Been Too Graceful’ in Statements. NBC, June 4, 2014http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/putin-hillary-clinton-has-never-been-too-graceful-statements-n122776
Vladimir Putin does not appreciate the Hitler comments that Hillary Clinton and others have sometimes brought up.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin, thus far, has seemed to take a guarded approach from time-to-time, but sanctions have not changed his objections or goals.
To get as much of the territory of the old Soviet Union to be in his new Eurasian Union. He also does not want to be remembered as the Russian leader that gave up Ukraine. He already has part of it (Crimea) and certainly would like to have as much of that territory as possible. He wants it all, but is intent on gaining as much as the Russian-speaking east as he can.
Hillary Clinton seems to basically realize this:
July 25, 2014
(CNN) — Russian President Vladimir Putin bears at least some responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday…
“He [Putin] has a strategic plan in mind, the Eurasian Union, which would be in competition to Europe,” Clinton said. “His continuing efforts to intimidate Europeans — not just through energy, but through interfering in elections, putting money behind buying press outlets in European countries … trying to discourage countries like Ukraine being able to join the European Union.”
“And if the United States and Europe don’t present a united front, I think Putin is the kind of man who will go as far as he can get away with. I think he is still smart enough and cautious enough to be pushed back. But there has to be a push in order to make that happen.” (Miks J. Hillary Clinton: Putin ‘bears responsibility’ in downing of MH17. CNN, July 25, 2014 http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/25/world/europe/hillary-clinton-vladimir-putin-mh17/
Politically, taking this stand related to Vladimir Putin could help Hillary Clinton in her run for USA president, though it may make it more difficult for her if she is elected and he is still in power.
However it should be pointed out that Russia is NOT biblically the power that is prophesied to takeover the USA (Europe is, cf. Daniel 11:39)–Russia, is however, prophesied to one day destroy Europe (e.g. Jeremiah 51:11-32)–but this is AFTER the great tribulation.
Decades ago, the old Worldwide Church of God published the following titled Why Russia Will Not Attack the United States:
For decades now, the prospect of war between Russia and the United States has continually heightened and lessened.
Many who claim to be authorities on prophecy assure people a war involving Russia and the United States, Canada and England is prophesied in Ezekiel 38.
The United States, Britain and other democracies of north-western Europe, they recognize, are nations descended from the lost Ten Tribes. Therefore, they conclude, the prophecy of Ezekiel 38 foretells a military invasion of the North American continent from the Soviet Union. But this is not what prophecy says…
But this very fact – that this invasion will not come until after the Second Coming of Christ – will seem preposterous to many, at first thought.
That is because we have been accustomed merely to assume things that are not true. We have blindly assumed that when Christ comes, there will be no opposition. Every person and power on earth, we have thought, will simply submit meekly and instantly to him and his power. But that is not true!
Some gentile nations understandably shall not submit until forced to. The final restoration of the Roman Empire shall be subdued and conquered at a battle commonly called “Armageddon.” But the populous nations of Eurasia that the Almighty God up to this point has not dealt with shall still have to be brought to submission.
“Gog” Identified“Gog in the land of “Magog” is the vast regions of the U.S.S.R. in northern Eurasia extending from the Baltic to the Pacific. “Meshech” is Moscow, “Tubal” is Tobol’sk.
Notice the allies who come with them in this future battle. You will find “Gomer” “Togarmah,” “Magog,” “Meshech” “Tubal” identified in Genesis 10 as the sons of Japheth, father of the Eurasians. Ethiopia and Phut (mistranslated Libya) are descended from Ham.
Therefore, this prophecy of Ezekiel 38 shows who shall finally succeed in marshaling peoples of each major race into a gigantic invasion upon our people.
When God begins to rule the world, through Christ – with His chosen people restored to prosperity in the land of Israel, the very center of the land surface of the earth (verse 12, Moffatt translation) – this, great Eurasian union of nations shall finally be tempted to use their mighty air force. (Armstrong HW. Why Russia Will Not Attack the United States, article).
Some Bible scholars assert falsely that these prophecies of Ezekiel were fulfilled anciently. They never were. Others believe they are about to occur but some years before Armageddon. Both views are erroneous. The events of Ezekiel 38 and 39 are without question still future – for the “latter days” (38: 16) and “latter years” (38:8). Moreover, Ezekiel 38:14 describes the time setting as being “in that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely.” This is certainly not the situation in the State of Israel to- day! The Israel described by Ezekiel is a nation that dwells in security, in unwalled villages, totally unprepared for war (38:8, 11, 14). Read it for yourself! (Why Russia Will Not Attack the United States. WCG booklet)
Ezekiel 38 is for the distant future–and right at/after the millennium(cf. Revelation 20:7-9; see also Ezekiel 38: For Russia & Iran in Our Day?; a related video is also available titled Ezekiel 38: For Russia, Ukraine, & Iran Now?). But that does not mean that there cannot be military conflict between the USA and Russia now (and there may be some).
So what is the basic time frame for Ezekiel 38?
After the thousand years of the millennium are over, but prior to the second resurrection, apparently a Russian-led confederation will rebel and attempt to attack God’s people (apparently in Jerusalem)–but they will not be successful–this is the fulfillment of much of Ezekiel 38 and 39 that many erroneously teach happens prior to the 1000 year millennium. The Russian invaders and their allies will be destroyed, but will be raised in the second resurrection.
So, then, Russia is NOT the biggest threat to the USA.
Notice that Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan above is, “What difference does it make?”
Well, if Russia is not the biggest threat to the USA, what is?
The moral decline of the USA. A decline that people like Hillary Clinton have promoted by being pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, and approving various governmental spending proposals.
Some do not believe that abortion, homosexual marriage, and debt matter to the USA. But Bible prophecy has a different view.
Since the USA began to legalize abortion, it went from the world’s largest creditor nation to the world’s largest debtor nation. This will result in the end of a power in the end times according to the Bible:
2 Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. 4 “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.( Habakkuk 2:1-4)
Notice that the prophecy that is being discussed is for the appointed time of the end. It is a prophecy for our time–and will affect the proud. What will happen is so bad “That he may run who reads it”:
5 “Indeed, because he transgresses by wine, He is a proud man, And he does not stay at home. Because he enlarges his desire as hell, And he is like death, and cannot be satisfied, He gathers to himself all nations And heaps up for himself all peoples. 6 “Will not all these take up a proverb against him, And a taunting riddle against him, and say, ‘Woe to him who increases What is not his — how long? And to him who loads himself with many pledges’? 7 Will not your creditors rise up suddenly? Will they not awaken who oppress you? And you will become their booty. 8 Because you have plundered many nations, All the remnant of the people shall plunder you, Because of men’s blood And the violence of the land and the city, And of all who dwell in it. ( Habakkuk 2:5-8)
Since the above is an end time prophecy and the USA is the most indebted nation in history, if the end is in the 21st century, this would seemingly point to the USA.
What about the homosexual agenda? Well even approving of it is bad:
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:18-32)
The biggest threat to the USA is not Russia, it is its moral decline. And militarily the power that will lead the takeover of the USA is NOT Russia (see also Europa, the Beast, and Revelation).
Unless Hillary Clinton repents, several of the policies she is advocating are much bigger threats to the USA than Russia.