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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Putin's Next Move Could Make Eastern Europe Explode

Prophecy Sign:  Rumors of Wars

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Mark 13:7 NIV

Putin's Next Move Could Make Eastern Europe Explode
Three of the four panelists —  New Yorker editor David Remnick, journalist and author Masha Gessen, Russian political activist and former grand chessmaster Garry Kasparov, and former Treasury Department official Roger Altman — agreed Putin could soon try to stretch his influence into the Baltic states of  Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. "They already are under pressure," Gessen, the author of a  2012 unauthorized biography  of Putin, said of the Baltics. "That's very much where he's doing his nuclear saber-rattling, and that's where he's planning to call NATO's bluff." Unlike Ukraine, all three Baltic states are NATO members.  NATO's Article 5 requires all members of the alliance come to the defense of any member that is attacked or targeted.  Putin last month made casual mention of his country's nuclear arsenal, around the same time NATO accused Russian forces of an "incursion" in Ukraine. Many analysts have speculated Putin's next move could come in the Baltic states, something that would be a clear challenge to NATO.  Amid the bluster from Putin — who also reportedly said in a private conversation he could invade Poland, Romania, and the Baltic states if he really wanted to — NATO states made a point of countering with strong rhetoric of their own.

Putin Threatens United States: Russian President Warns Of ‘Nuclear Consequences’
As the former Soviet Union faces tough sanctions from the Obama Administration and European Union (EU) in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and incursion into Eastern Ukraine, Putin threatens the United States. The Russian president fired off more ominous rhetoric as his country’s Ruble and economy continue to suffer. Vladimir Putin warns that the continued “hostile” posturing from the West and its partners could have “nuclear consequences.”

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