Understanding the Ukraine and the American Crack-Up Under Biden and Germany’s Attempt to Kill NATO

Understanding the Ukraine and the American Crack-Up Under Biden and Germany’s Attempt to Kill NATO









Understanding the Ukraine

And the American Crack-Up

by Carolyn Glick
Edited by Tim Buck

From Washington to Berlin to Warsaw to Kyiv, everyone says that only Russian President Vladimir Putin knows what he plans to do with the 120,000 troops he has deployed to the Ukrainian border. But at this point, even if Putin decides not to invade, even if he withdraws all of his forces from the border zone he has already won a strategic victory of historic proportions against the United States.

Without firing a bullet, Putin and his 120,000 soldiers have fomented the unofficial – but very real – break-up of the NATO alliance. NATO is rightly considered one of the most successful military alliances in history. It was founded in 1949 at the outset of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. Its purpose was to deter the Soviets from trying to expand their empire from Eastern and Central Europe into Western Europe.

NATO’s success derived from two main factors. First, NATO member states agreed that their common interest in preventing Soviet expansion outweighed their separate national interests, and so required collective action under the U.S. strategic umbrella.

Second, the Soviets and America’s NATO allies all believed that the U.S. was strategically credible. The Soviets believed that the U.S. was serious about fulfilling its commitments to its NATO partners. And NATO members believed that the U.S. would make them pay a very severe price if they opted to blow off the alliance and cut a separate deal with the Soviet Union.
Today, NATO cannot act collectively against Putin in a coherent way because Germany no longer views Russia as a strategic threat, and no longer views the U.S. has a leader it needs to follow.

How has this situation come about?

Much of the credit goes to Putin, who has been working towards this point for 15 years. Putin recognized that when used strategically, Russian energy exports could drive a wedge between NATO members. Traditionally, Russian natural gas exports to Europe went overland through Poland and Ukraine. This meant that energy supplies to Germany and Western Europe were dependent on Russian energy exports to former Soviet bloc countries, and Germany needed to protect Poland and Ukraine to protect its own interests.

In 2006, Gazprom, Russia’s oil and gas conglomerate unveiled its plan to lay an underwater pipeline across the Baltic Sea that would transport natural gas directly to Germany, bypassing Poland the Ukraine. Shortly thereafter, then German Chancellor Gerhardt Shroeder left office. And a month after he departed the chancery, Shroeder announced that he had taken a position as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprom’s subsidiary responsible for laying the gas pipeline.

The message was clear. Germany had agreed to delink its strategic energy and economic interests from the former Soviet republics and Poland, which had joined NATO in the aftermath of the Cold War, and from Ukraine.

Today we see that Putin’s Baltic Sea gas pipeline – now known as Nord Stream 2 – did precisely what he hoped it would do. Over the past few weeks, the Germans have made little effort to hide that they are siding with Russia against Ukraine and their NATO allies. Germany prohibited NATO member Estonia from transferring weapons to Kyiv. And when Britain sent an arms shipment to Kyiv earlier in the week, the British were careful not to fly over Germany. They didn’t ask the Germans for permission to overfly their airspace, because they assumed the Germans would deny their request. In other words, London recognized that Germany, the linchpin of NATO is pitching for the other team, but didn’t want to make a stink about it.

But with all due respect to Putin and his successful use of energy exports as a strategic weapon, Putin couldn’t have pulled Germany away from NATO without Biden. Indeed, gas exports from Russia are more an excuse than an explanation for Germany’s moves.

The Germans feel free to walk away from their commitments to their NATO allies because they realize that the Biden administration won’t make them pay a price for their behavior. Like German Chancellor Olaf Sholtz, Biden has no intention of lifting a finger to protect Ukraine from Russia.

When Nord Stream 2 was announced, the Bush administration immediately understood the implications for NATO and strongly objected to the project. Barak Obama and his vice president Joe Biden also strongly opposed the pipeline.

As the construction of Nord Stream 2 neared conclusion in 2019, then President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on all firms involved in the project. Trump’s intention was clear. Since Nord Stream 2 is geared towards breaking up NATO by driving a wedge between Germany and the Western European members on the one hand and NATO members Poland and the Baltic states on the other, to protect NATO, Trump decided to make every entity that endangers it pay a steep price.

Given Biden’s long record of opposing Nord Stream 2, going back to his days in the Senate, there was good reason to believe that he would maintain Trump’s sanctions. But President Joe Biden rejected the views of Vice President and Senator Biden.
Last May President Biden cancelled Trump’s sanctions on Nord Stream 2 participants. And last August, the Biden administration cut a deal with Germany over Nord Stream 2. The deal was one which no German leader in their right mind could object to, and no U.S. President who sought to prevent the NATO crack up could support.

Under the terms of the deal, the U.S. dropped its opposition to the operation of Nord Stream 2 in exchange for a vague German commitment to do something for Ukraine.

If Biden’s abandonment of U.S. opposition to Nord Stream 2 wasn’t enough to convince Germany and Russia, (and Ukraine) of his rank unseriousness in everything related to Ukraine and NATO, Biden’s amazing acknowledgment during his news conference last week that “a minor incursion” of Russian forces into Ukraine would not be met with a unified response from NATO ended any residual doubt. Despite the administration’s fervent clean-up efforts, Putin got the message, and so did the rest of the world.

It’s important to note that Biden’s decision not to block Russia from invading Ukraine is eminently defensible. Ukraine is not a member of NATO. And while the U.S. certainly supports Ukrainian independence, America’s interest in Ukraine’s sovereignty does not outweigh its interest in avoiding a war with Russia.

Had they been inclined to do so, Biden and his advisors could have easily made the case for non-intervention in a way that would have secured both NATO and America’s credibility as a superpower to its adversaries and allies alike.

Biden could have expressed support for Ukraine while noting rightly that Russia’s aggressive behavior threatens the nations of Europe more than it threatens the U.S. And while the U.S. would be happy to stand with its European allies to confront Russia, it will not confront Russia for them. That would have put the ball in Germany’s court, and whatever the outcome, the U.S. would have emerged unscathed.

Instead, seemingly on an hourly basis, the administration is ratcheting up its war mongering rhetoric and threats against Russia. Tuesday Pentagon spokesman James Kirby said that Biden had ordered 8,500 troops in Europe on alert.

Apparently, the Russians, Ukrainians and the rest of the world were supposed to take Kirby’s announcement as proof of Biden’s seriousness of purpose. But the opposite is the case. Kirby’s statement was utterly meaningless. He didn’t say which troops were on alert, or on alert for what. He didn’t mention what mission the alerted troops had received. And almost at the same time Kirby made his meaningless announcement, Biden said that no U.S. forces would be deployed to Ukraine.

More than Biden’s surrender on Nord Stream 2, it is the complete disconnect between Biden’s actual policy and his strategic messaging policies that make governments like Germany’s realize that they will pay no price for acting with U.S. adversaries against the U.S. Busy turning America into a joke on the world stage, Biden will have no interest in punishing Berlin for betraying NATO, and America.

Ukraine is far from the only place where there is zero connection between the Biden administration’s policies and its communications strategy. Biden’s Iran policy is equally disingenuous and self-destructive. Biden and his team claim that the purpose of the nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna is to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear armed state. But the agreement the U.S. is negotiating with Iran will guarantee Tehran will become a nuclear armed state in short order.

The implications of Biden’s foreign policy for the United States are clear enough. Not only is the administration enabling the break-up of NATO. The Biden administration is destroying America’s deterrent power and superpower position.

As for Israel, and other threatened U.S. allies watching from the sidelines, the take-home lesson of Ukraine is clear. No U.S. security guarantee can outweigh independence of action. To survive, a nation requires strategic, economic and energy independence, and the will to wield it.

Taliban Travels To Norway To Discuss Women’s Rights!

Taliban Travels To Norway To Discuss Women’s Rights!







Taliban Deception

Off To Norway To Talk About Women’s Rights?

A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started three days of closed door talks in Oslo with Western officials and Afghan representatives amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

Please continue to pray for the underground church in Afghanistan.

The Taliban travelled to Norway in a private jet and are trying to maneuver their way into legitimacy and recognition by coaxing foolish Western governments like Norway to give them financial support. They claim that their topic of interest is woman’s rights!  You’re kidding!

The West is so naïve and blind. Instead of befriending radicals, the West should befriend the suffering people in Afghanistan and help remove the radicals. If they would be honest the Taliban would admit that they really have no concerns for woman since Sharia says it takes 4 woman to equal the word of one man!

The Taliban’s real goal is the creation of the Caliphate and to spread their radical Islamist ideology worldwide and the West won’t change that by meeting with them in private to talk about women’s rights!

Liberty In America Facing Our Greatest Threat!

Liberty In America Facing Our Greatest Threat!






Liberty In America

Facing Our Greatest Threat

Today, a surprisingly large percentage of the U.S. population is openly embracing authoritarianism while the underbelly of our government is pushing to destroy America and impose tyranny!
If you think I’m exaggerating, let’s look at some of the results of a recent Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national survey to see just how far our once great nation has fallen.
“Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democratic voters would favor a government policy requiring that citizens remain confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies, if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine”
Are you kidding me?
A solid majority of all Democrats would like to lock the unvaccinated in their own homes except for “emergencies”.
And since Mr. fix-it Fauci has admitted that COVID will be with us forever, such a measure would be implemented on an indefinite basis.
“Nearly half (48%) of Democratic voters think federal and state governments should be able to fine or imprison individuals who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications”
This is another sign that free speech is almost dead in our country. If we can’t even ask questions, what kind of society are we going to have?
The U.S. Constitution is supposed to forbid such government restrictions on speech, but apparently half the Democrats don’t believe in the Bill of Rights anymore.
“Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats would favor governments requiring citizens to temporarily live in designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine”
Yes, you read that correctly. They really do want to put the unvaccinated in camps.
And sadly, this isn’t just a fringe group of Democrats we are talking about.
Nearly half the party would support doing such a thing, and that says a lot about where we’ve fallen to today.
“Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Democratic voters will support temporarily removing parents’ custody of their children if parents refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine”
Wow. Nearly a third of all Democrats would support this? This is yet another sign that people need to be moving out of blue states while they still can.
Religious Exception Tracking System

On top of that report, the Biden administration has just set up a system for federal workers to track all “unvaccinated employees who ask for religious exemptions”…
According to a report by the Daily Signal, the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia, an independent federal agency designed to aid Washington D.C. courts, created the “Employee Religious Exception Request Information System” to track unvaccinated employees who ask for religious exemptions from Biden’s federal COVID-19 shot mandate.
The Federal Register describes the new system as the best way to keep track of “personal religious information” that is collected “in the context of a public health emergency or similar health and safety incident, such as a pandemic, epidemic, natural disaster or national or regional emergency and/or any other lawful collection of employee information or data that is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy environment for individuals.”

Those with concerns about this new system only have until Feb. 10 to offer any public comments. It’s unamerican for the Biden administration to do such a thing, but they are going to do it anyway.

Let’s recap the whole survey to show the grim picture of America today:

  • 78% of Democrats supported Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates.
  • 59% of Democrats support mandatory house arrest for the unvaccinated.
  • 55% of Democrats support the government fining the unvaccinated.
  • 48% of Democrats support fining or imprisoning people that publicly question the efficacy of the vaccine.
  • 47% of Democrats favor a government tracking program for the unvaccinated.
  • 45% of Democrats support forcing the unvaccinated to live in designated facilities.

The radical Left and their followers have gone COVID-crazy.

At this point, new authoritarian measures are being implemented on almost a daily basis. If the authoritarian wing of the Democratic Party has their way, we may get there during this presidency. 
This is such a dangerous time in our history, because we are on the verge of losing all of the liberties and freedoms that previous generations of Americans worked so hard to win for us.

Please pray for America and especially pray that God will allow the preaching of the Gospel to continue until the Rapture.

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Iran Houthi’s In Yemen Bomb The UAE, Saudi Arabia Retaliates

Iran Houthi’s In Yemen Bomb The UAE, Saudi Arabia Retaliates





Middle East War On The Horizon?

Saudi Arabia, Iran, Increasing Conflict In Yemen and the UAE 

Yemen’s Houthi Militia Makes Military Strike On U.A.E.

Coalition Retaliates

Video of Conflict




16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.

As the Middle East heats up and presses toward war, we should not be surprised that Saudi Arabia and Iran are caught-up in the middle of an increasingly dangerous conflict. They are mortal enemies and the more their conflict grows the more it may signal the approaching Tribulation period.

Both nations play a major role in Bible prophecy. Iran, who is Shiite, will ultimately become part of the Turkey-led, ten-king Caliphate (“the beast”). Saudi Arabia will not!

According to the above two verses, the harlot, which is earlier described as Mystery Babylon, will come to an abrupt and unexpected end and be destroyed by the very beast she rides. 

Since Saudi Arabia is the hated harlot of the Middle East we will review the current flare up in the Arabian Peninsula and discuss its relation to Bible prophecy!

Taliban Raises Enforcement of Shariah by Dumping Alcohol

Taliban Raises Enforcement of Shariah by Dumping Alcohol






Taliban Preaching Shariah

Follows Islamic Mandates
Resumption of Executions!

The Taliban, which took over Afghanistan in just a matter of days after Joe Biden abruptly pulled American military forces out, leaving behind both Americans and billions of dollars in war machinery, now have raised the level of enforcement of Shariah and punitive Islamic religious law.

The Taliban stunned the rest of the world with its quick takeover of Afghanistan as soon as Biden’s pullout was implemented.

Since the 90’s, the Taliban has consistently called for an Islamic Caliphate and telling the world that they felt it was their duty to make the Caliphate a reality including the rule of Shariah law. The Quran calls “intoxicants” “defilement from the work of Satan.”

But remember, you’re not supposed to talk about stuff like this anymore in America!

In fact, it’s getting dangerous in America to criticize Islam on any level. If you even hint that some aspects of Shariah may be incompatible with Western society and law, you’re labeled a racist and a bigoted ‘Islamophobe’.

Protection of Islam from criticism comes about because Satan, the god of this world, favors Islam and needs to protect it like a mother protects her baby. Satan plans to use it by deceiving Muslims into becoming his primary weapon to destroy Israel and defeat Jesus at His Second Coming!

Since the Taliban has taken over Afghanistan, it has confirmed the resumption of executions for offenses to Islam, and it has banned foreign currencies and declared the region to be a caliphate, confiscated girls to use as sex slaves, assembled a “kill list” of LGBT Afghans, handed over land and money to jihadists who killed U.S. soldiers, withdrawn rights for women, and even banned barbers from trimming men’s beards. Welcome to Sharia-heaven!

Students of Bible prophecy need to understand that the Taliban isn’t any different than ISIS or Hamas or Boko Harem or Hezbollah or the former Ottoman Caliphate. They are all forerunners of the coming empire of Antichrist which will be driven by the final Caliphate using the same enforcement of Shariah on the unsuspecting world. I’m looking for Jesus to come soon… how about you?