Is prophecy unfolding before us? Will a conservative American president really be able to undo all the damage that’s been done by Obama, specifically Obama allowing Russia to take the leadership position in our world? Putin gave us a hint of his possible intentions about a month ago when Russia successfully launched their submarine-based cruise missiles on targets in Syria and he said “Now we know it for sure – precision weapons that can be equipped with both conventional and special warheads, which are nuclear.” Then added, “Naturally, this is not necessary when fighting terrorists and, I hope, will never be needed.”
Now, authors of the book, The Russia-China Axis, are claiming that in 2011 at a banquet at the New Century, an elite equestrian club in Moscow, Putin said that in his view, the U.S. only has interest in Russia because it is the only nation that could “destroy America in half an hour or less.”
The following was written for the Washington Times by L. Todd Wood:
The next step to prevent Russian social unrest could be additional military steps internationally. The axis of Iran, Russia, and Syria in the Middle East is an extremely interesting new development. As Russian military power and influence grows in the region, all bets are off the table as to how this power could be used. Could Russia acquire different oil production regions in the Middle East militarily? Could they stir the fires of conquest in an attempt to spike the price of crude?
The one thing the world should have learned over the last decade about Mr. Putin is that he is unpredictable and not afraid to use military force when he thinks it’s necessary for Russia (and the men who run it) and he can win.
The West is feckless against Russian aggression with no leadership whatsoever. Putin must know a new American president will be much stronger and will embark on a program to rebuild American geopolitical power. Russia therefore has twelve months to get what it wants to protect the Kremlin’s hold on power domestically. These are dangerous times indeed.
2016 is going to be an interesting year, isn’t it?