The New Cold War


Until the dissolution of the Soviet Union (also called the "Fall of the Iron Curtain) in 1991 it was obvious that Russia and her allies were enemies of democracy. The Soviet Union was also a major world power with unthinkable stockpiles of nuclear weapons. In those days the nuclear threat was primarily between the United States and Russia. Both superpowers operated on the MAD principle (Mutually Assured Destruction) with deadly missiles aimed at each other. It was understood that if either nation would be foolish enough to launch even one of these missiles, the other nation would respond immediately with unimaginable devastation.

This mutual threat kept both countries from ever making such a mistake. Both nations relied on this logic to the point that they did not have anti-missile defenses. In other words, they did not have the ability to shoot down incoming missiles because they were reasonably sure they would never be needed.

Since those days the number of nuclear missiles in both countries have been greatly reduced, and there is hope that someday they will be completely eliminated. This, of course is not likely since many other countries now have nuclear weapons of their own.

Before the dissolution of the Soviet Union the two superpowers were greatly opposed to one another, but they limited their attacks to harsh rhetoric against one another and political maneuvering in the fast-changing world. This serious antagonism between the two was known as the "Cold War." A "Cold War" definitely falls into the prophetic category of "Rumors of War." During that time it seemed logical to prophecy students to see Russia as the possible leader of the Gog and Magog war predicted in chapters Ezekiel 38 and 39.

Russia then declined in power, and tensions were greatly eased between the U.S. and Russia for many years. Gradually, however, in recent years Russia has returned to some of its old attitudes. It is rebuilding its military capabilities. The leadership there resents a NATO missile defense shield that is being erected to protect Europe from attacks by other countries. The U.S. and Russia are on different sides of human rights issues and other important matters like the development of Iranian nuclear weapons and the outcome of the Syrian Civil War. This renewed climate of hostility is now being called the "New Cold War" by many observers.

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Russia Sending Nuke Submarines South in First Since Soviet Era

June 1, 2013 -
Russia plans to resume nuclear submarine patrols in the southern seas after a hiatus of more than 20 years following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Itar-Tass news agency reported on Saturday, in another example of efforts to revive Moscow's military.
They will be Borei-class submarines, designed to carry 16 long-range nuclear missiles. This move, and their decision to deploy a naval unit in the Mediterranean Sea on a permanent are part of President Vladimir Putin's plans to strengthen Russia's military.
Source: NewsMax

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Russia upgrading, strengthening military

Jan. 12, 2013 - Russia has recently suggested a customs-free "Eurasian Union" concept that would link their country with Europe. The concept has been criticized by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others. Russia is also concerned about a proposed U.S. missile defense system located in Europe. Currently they plan to increase their national defense spending to more than 30 percent of their annual budget.
The intent is to show a “resolute” determination that it will not allow Western interference in the region which encompasses its Eurasian Union concept.
Source: WND

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