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Google Putin Orthodox Christian

Dear Readers of FOTM, 

I am not asserting the Mr. Putin is a Christian. I’m looking into the possibility, and asking if we are missing something huge by living in the past. America has been known in the past as a nation of morals and Christian faith. That was the past. Russia has been colored by the horrors of totalitarian Atheism in the 20th Century. Could that possibly also be a thing of the past?

In the 1970s and 1980s American Christians were urged to pray fervently for the Christians behind the Iron Curtain. I obeyed, and many others obeyed this call to intercession. It was a genuine prayer of faith, because in the perspective of the times, it was impossible to see this prayer being answered. Since then, we have seen a sweeping move back to the Orthodox Church in Russia, a genuine commitment to God. And one more of these things is that the current Russian president seems to mean it when he goes to church.

Now, America is at risk of being the next totalitarian, anti-Christian, horror on the world stage. We have been taken over by a gang of thugs and international criminals, including George Soros, mysterious oil-rich benefactors in Arab nations, Eric Holder and Barack Obama. Laws are being enacted as I type, that criminalize any public acts of faith, and any faith based choices like how we view abortion. Against our express will, our government is actively building an army of islamic jihadists to overthrow stable Middle Eastern governments. These “freedom fighters” will eventually return to their countries of origin, battle hardened, and with seared consciences, to inflict unimaginable atrocities on their neighbors in every nation they come from.

So I ask you to keep praying fervently. Pray for the Christians behind the Iron Curtain, but consider the possibility that the Iron Curtain may have shifted its location, liberating the former Soviet citizens, and now enclosing an increasingly Godless America and Europe.

This is to pose the question, not yet to answer it.

~ Trail Dust   

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PUTIN: AMERICA IS GODLESS, HAS TURNED AWAY FROM CHRISTIAN VALUES

Putin praying

Putin praying

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the West, including the United States, for eschewing Christian values and opting instead for a “path to degradation.”

In his State of the Nation speech last month, Putin asserted that, “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values… Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan.” Russia has adopted new laws that ban homosexual propaganda and criminalizes the insulting of religious sensibilities.

The law on religious sensibilities was approved in the wake of a protest in Moscow’s largest cathedral by a female punk rock group, Pussy Riot. State-run television said the group’s “demonic” protest was funded by “some Americans.” Russia’s newfound embrace of traditional values has prompted a rise in Orthodox vigilantism. Extreme groups such as the Union of Orthodox Banner Bearers, an ultraconservative faction who adopted a slogan “Orthodoxy or Death,” are gaining prominence.

It was not that long ago that the United States was accusing Russia for being a “godless nation.” On March 8, 1983, Ronald Reagan said this about Russia to an audience of evangelicals:

Yes, let us pray for the salvation of all of those who live in that totalitarian darkness–pray they will discover the joy of knowing God. But until they do, let us be aware that while they preach the supremacy of the state, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the Earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world.

History supports the 40th President of the United States’ remarks. According to a 1995 Russian presidential committee report, Soviet authorities executed 200,000 clergy and believers from 1917 to 1937, many of them crucified, scalped, and otherwise tortured. Thousands of churches were destroyed, and those that survived were turned into warehouses, garages, or museums of atheism.

Moreover, another 500,000 religious figures were persecuted and 40,000 churches destroyed in the period from 1922 to 1980, the report said. Half the country’s mosques and more than half the synagogues were also destroyed. “Clergymen were crucified on churches’ holy gates, shot, scalped [and] strangled,” said Alexander Yakovlev, head of the Commission for the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Political Repression. “I was especially shocked by accounts of priests turned into columns of ice in winter,” Yakovlev said. “It was total cruelty.”

The Enigma That is Russia

Christ in Russian sub. This commander is taking a break in the rec room for the crew, sitting beneath the print of a famous Orthodox icon of Christ. And, he's not in just any sub. He's in a Typhoon class, the kind written about in "The Hunt for Red October". In the 1980s you would not have an icon of Christ on prominent display as a comfort to the sailors.

This sub commander is taking a break in the rec room for the crew, sitting beneath the print of a famous Orthodox icon of Christ. And, he’s not in just any sub. He’s in a Typhoon class, the kind written about in “The Hunt for Red October.” In the 1980s you would not have seen an icon of Christ on prominent display as a comfort to the sailors.

Byzantine Cross

Lest we foolishly take up the cause of “Pussy Riot” to support their rights to speak freely on religious matters, let’s remember the American experience. Such “causes” in our country have existed for the sole purpose of crushing Christian speech. They are not freedom fighters, but would-be totalitarians. In Obama’s thugs, we are already seeing the masks removed, and looking straight into the teeth of the Beast. Note for instance, Mikey Weinstein, the man who is trying to criminalize Christianity in the military to the point where its expression could bring the death penalty.

Russian Orthodox Wedding

In my brief experience on earth, and in my studies of scripture, no matter how dark the hour, God ALWAYS has a plan. He is NEVER taken off guard or surprised. If the Russians and their neighbors, including Mr. Putin, are sincere communicants at their Orthodox Churches, then they are hearing the Gospel, and the teachings of Christ, in every celebration of the Eucharist. And God has declared, “My Word will not return unto me void.”

When we come down to it, our struggle is not for the kingdoms of men, but for the kingdom of God, which exists without national boundary. 

When the Soviet Union collapsed, many missionaries went into Russia and its neighbors. Some were American Evangelicals, like the Billy Graham Association, but others were representatives of all the cults that plague America. The Graham organization spent multiple millions to set up a series of public meetings to preach the Gospel in Russia. In spite of the fortune spent, with all good intentions, the Billy Graham effort flopped. 

russian-orthodox-faithfulAround that same time, a small group of Orthodox priests and ministers in America set out to bring the Gospel to whoever would listen in Russia. They intended to preach the Orthodox faith as it had been, before the Soviets had tampered with it. They had little money, and no promotions. When they were allowed to speak at a local church in Russia, the few that saw them went and brought others the next day. And in turn, they brought more the next day. Before long, these few were preaching to the vast multitude anticipated by the Billy Graham Crusade.  Overwhelming hunger for the true message of Christ compelled the Russian population to return to the faith of their ancestors. God had chosen this small, unfunded, group to represent His Holy Gospel in a way that the Russians felt they could trust. 

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Secretary of State Kerry on Diplomatic Mission

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John Kerry continues his urgent tour of European capitols.

John Kerry Arrives in Ukraine to Show Solidarity With New Leaders

BY ANDREA MITCHELL AND F. BRINLEY BRUTON

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ukraine Tuesday to show solidarity with the country’s embattled new leaders as they dealt with Russia’s occupation of the Crimean Peninsula…

To read more of this tripe from Government Controlled Media, go to http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/john-kerry-arrives-ukraine-show-solidarity-new-leaders-n43721

Published Today in Pravda

Obama’s Laughter

10.12.2012  By Xavier Lerma
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The last nail on America’s coffin has been hammered while Obama and his comrades smirk over its grave. Meanwhile the majority of Amerikans keep laughing as though they are intoxicated or drugged. All those comedy shows they watched patterned their brains to find a joke in everything. These perennial adolescents have nothing to fear. They will dance and sing with their proclaimed savior who may be punch drunk as journalist Steve Kroft asked in this video. They cannot see that hope and confidence in their master is unavailing. Did Obama reduce the debt by even one dollar? Russia’s national debt is the lowest of all G20 countries.   Did he go to Jerusalem to kneel and pray at the Holy Sepulcher as President Vladimir Putin did?

 Putin knelt and prayed at Christ’s Holy Sepulcher 2012

Action speaks louder than words. As Senator, Obama did pray at the Western Wall but I guess Christ’s resurrection site was not on his agenda. I have not seen him there recently have you? I guess too many vacations for Obama. Perhaps he humbly went there in secret and I overlooked it. Maybe he wears a crucifix just like Putin. Maybe he crosses himself like Putin but is too shy to do it in public. Maybe Obama built Christian buildings like our Russian President.

Last June, Putin built a guesthouse for Christian pilgrims in Jordan. It is run by the Russian Orthodox Church near the site of Jesus Christ’s baptism shown in this video. No, Obama would never do that because the atheistic Communists outlaw such things. Oh, I know the Communist reply, “Putin faked everything in Jerusalem and at the River Jordan. It’s all show for the masses. Religion is opium of the people!” However, Communists do not know how to pray. God does not exist for them so their souls are empty. They are maniacally blind in the land of hope and change.

The true American Christian is not fooled by false prophets and can easily recognize prayer in a man’s face. Their spirituality gives them wings to reach God. They can see Putin is real and Obama is anti-Christian. downObama’s health care plan caused the Catholic Bishops to sue Obama after he forced abortions  down their throats. Obama’s Arab Spring opened the door for Christian persecutions in the Middle East. Obama’s media portrays Assad as a devil, yet Assad protected the Christians. At least one priest was martyred as shown in this video. Thank Obama for his freedom. The priest was murdered by the US backed rebels and many Christians have been killed or have fled their homes all because the Amerikan Nero wants it.

 I received an email to my question, “How long will America suffer and to what depths?

Jon Hutto from Texas, USA, wrote:

“Until the depths reach every American and hope appears lost. Then as a people they will rise in a chorus filled with blood and anger. This will not happen until the generations that have known freedom are gone.”

Unlike those similar to Mr. Hutto, most people in the US have been conditioned into thinking a certain way. Always seeking pleasures and avoiding pain.  Some ignoring their children and even some letting them die. They actually have commercials in Amerika about how not to forget their baby in the back seat. Some of these parents grew up in day care centers while their parents worked. These modern Amerikans were a product of the women’s movement that spurned Motherhood. I would advise one to read, “Ungodly Rage” as one example of feminism. Feminism is an unholy, evil rage. The word “sacrifice” no longer meant the husband and wife stayed together for the children but that the parent has to sacrifice their money to get a baby sitter so the parent can go out for a good time. The sexual revolution multiplied abortions and single parents exponentially in the West.

These children were left unloved, misguided and with the TV and video games as parents. Unable to choose the best public schools in Amerika, some parents were left with no choice except the choice of abortion. Perhaps home schooling is the best, but for the most part Amerika’s children were lost in Communist controlled schools and cyber space. The winds of change blew them to a controlled environment that was barren as any desert resulting in misery or suicides. Laughter is the best medicine they say in the West. So they laugh with the party in the White House like Nero laughed when Rome burned in his persecution of the Christians.

Last century in a gulag, a prisoner lamented the fact that few in the beginning were willing to fight off these insane men who caused so much turmoil in Russia. He wondered what his ancestors would say. How ashamed they would be of him and others who ignored the Russian Patriarch’s request to defend the Church and country. He had time to think now. He remembered how he was taught about the tortures and sufferings of the first Christian martyrs. They gave witness to Christ and welcomed torture and death rather than to worship Roman Gods and succumb to tyranny. It was easier to laugh and go along with everyone else he remembered. There were others who went to prison but not him. This would never happen to him he thought. Now he suffers in the gulag as he looks to the horizon hearing the echoes of laughter with family and friends.

Later, his letters were sent home to his Mother.  She tried to visit him but was told of his death. During the “thaw” of the Soviet Union under Khrushchev she was given some money in compensation for her son’s misfortune as another letter she received proclaimed his innocence. She threw the money in the air, screamed and wailed in the Soviet office. Everyone around her could feel her torment from the depths of her agonizing soul. Her cries resonated into the bones of each person and no one could comfort her but only share in her grief. No money could replace her son. She flung her arms wildly in the air from side to side releasing her pain that would never end.

Trotsky, Lenin and the Bolshevik revolution that shook Russia and the world in late 1917 gave birth to the Communist system of government which was the ugly flower of Marxism. They also promised freedom and equality like Obama. In Soviet Russia only death and misery were the fruits of their tree for almost 75 years. A Russian Civil War (1917-1921) split Russia dividing it into the Reds, who supported Bolshevism and the Whites who hated it and the evil it is. Amerika is also divided. Death labor camps called Gulags were later created in Russia. Amerika has big brother watching and listening to their citizens who routinely go to work. While Amerika partied last New Year’s eve, Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act allowing him to arrest anyone without a trial indefinitely.

Will the Communists and their followers in Amerika ever stop laughing? One joke after another; watching one show after another as Rome burns; going to the next movie as they turn the other way giving Obama a free pass. They are living in the early 20th century. The epicureans of the West will die away in spiritual poverty but generations later their children will learn the truth about how America really began and their faith will grow. Christianity will grow back and renew itself like nature after a raging fire.   One thing is for sure. It will not happen anytime soon. Today, half of Amerika laughs insanely while the other half laments over America. In the meantime, the evil that spread from Russia in 1917 to the West will be destroyed by Russia’s renewed faith that will heal the world.

That is the “Good News” in the world seen as bad news by Amerikans. Today, the Communists who control the West fear Russia as though doomsday was tomorrow. It’s not a nuclear threat but rather a spiritual renewal that threatens them. Their media tries to scare Americans with ideas of Putin as the evil KGB out to destroy the world. They “reason” KGB is bad. Putin is KGB. Therefore, Putin is bad. Amerika hides Russia’s Christianity because it’s not America but their Communist world that is in danger of being destroyed. Russia’s destiny is to defend and renew Christianity, which has been allowed to grow under Putin.

Xavier Lerma

Contact Xavier Lerma at xlermanov@swissmail.org

Hyperlink to Pravda is mandatory if you republish this article.

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~LTG

Russia Revives S-M Death Squad Uniforms

Have you noticed that totalitarian regimes all have sharp-looking and downright intimidating S-M uniforms for their military and elite services?

Contrast these uniforms and insignias of Nazi Germany with those of America:

Uniforms of Nazi Germany's elite Schutzstaffel (SS), Hitler's praetorian guard.pers

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U.S. Secret Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

In December 1991, after its Eastern European satellite states broke away, the Soviet Union just ended collapsed because the Communist Party (CPSU), no longer believing in the Marxist-Leninist myth, simply lost its will to rule. After some of its constituent “soviet republics” broke away, most notably the Baltic states and Ukraine, the remaining former soviet republics formed a new democratic Russian Federation.

Sinister black leather overcoat of Soviet Union's Secret Police

Since so much of politics is about symbolism, it is not a good sign that Russia’s equivalent of our Secret Service is restoring those black leather overcoats that the NKVD Secret Police (informally known as the Death Squad) had worn in the Stalinist era.

Stalin’s secret police, named NKVD after its Russian acronym, was primarily responsible for carrying out the dictator’s repression and purges of the 1930s.

NKVD officers executed hundreds of thousands of people and ran forced labour camps – known as gulags – in the chilly north of Siberia.
Agence France Presse reports from Moscow, June 10, 2011:

Russia’s federal guard service, in charge of protecting President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, may soon sport black leather overcoats harking back to the era of Stalin’s purges. The elite service known by its Russian acronym FSO has launched a tender to purchase 60 leather trenchcoats…. Long leather trenchcoats are infamously associated with uniforms of Soviet NKVD secret police, worn by its low-ranking officers at the height of Stalin’s pre-war purges in the late 1930s.

The coats ordered by the FSO appear to be nearly identical to the NKVD coats, according to the tender documentation and images uploaded on the website zakupki.gov.ru last week. The jet-black “light leather overcoat” as the item is described is meant for “high-ranking FSO officers” and features a belt and various insignia, including the image of the Russian two-headed eagle on every button.

[...] Security analyst Andrei Soldatov expressed bewilderment at the tender but said Russians should not fear seeing lookalikes of Stalin’s death squads in the streets because modern security personnel hardly ever wear uniforms. Soldatov suggested the elite service wanted to highlight its “elite status.” “They want to distance themselves from the rest of the army, which most of them despise,” he told AFP.

Yeah, sure, if you say so. Okidokee!

The UK’s Daily Mail observes that:

“Bringing the coats back into official use would fit into a wider push by Russian authorities to reintroduce imagery associated with Stalin. In recent years, old Soviet national anthem lyrics praising Stalin were restored to a rotunda in a Moscow subway station. His portrait has also been put on public buses in St. Petersburg and the Urals city of Yekaterinburg. Rights activists have voiced concern that he is being quietly rehabilitated as memories of his reign of terror fade.”

H/t beloved fellow Anon.

~Eowyn