Preparing for War

TimeWatch Editorial
October 19, 2016


On July 27, 2016 our Editorial was entitled “A New World Of Hacking.” In that article we dealt with the fact that Russia was involved in hacking into the files of the Secretary of State during the years that Clinton held that office, and the files of the Democratic Party in general. The Russian objective has been lately defined as an attempt to help the Republican Candidate for president. On October 7, 2016, the Washington Post published an article entitled “
U.S. government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to interfere with elections” written by


“The Obama administration on Friday officially accused Russia of attempting to interfere in the 2016 elections, including by hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations. The denunciation, made by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security, came as pressure was growing from within the administration and some lawmakers to publicly name Moscow and hold it accountable for actions apparently aimed at sowing discord around the election.”U.S. government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to interfere with elections,” The Washington Post, October 7, 2016


What is amazing is that the accusations are direct and the goals of the hackers are specifically exposed. The disclosure does not however cease with the revelation. There is a strong promise of retaliation that will follow.


“The U.S. Intelligence Community is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from U.S. persons and institutions, including from U.S. political organizations,” said a joint statement from the two agencies. “. . . These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.” “Today was just the first step,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), a member of the Homeland Security Committee. “Russia must face serious consequences. Moscow orchestrated these hacks because [Russian President Vladimir] Putin believes Soviet-style aggression is worth it. The United States must upend Putin’s calculus with a strong diplomatic, political, ­cyber and economic response.”
U.S. government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to interfere with elections,” The Washington Post, October 7, 2016

But hacking is but the beginning of Russia’s general assault. Julian Robinson writing for the Daily Mail on October 12, 2016 says the following in his article entitled Russia orders all officials to fly home any relatives living abroad, as tensions mount over the prospect of a global war”


Russia is ordering all of its officials to fly home any relatives living abroad amid heightened tensions over the prospect of global war, it has been claimed. Politicians and high-ranking figures are said to have received a warning from President Vladimir Putin to bring their loved-ones home to the 'Motherland', according to local media. It comes after Putin cancelled a planned visit to France amid a furious row over Moscow's role in the Syrian conflict and just days after it emerged the Kremlin had moved nuclear-capable missiles nearer to the Polish border.Julian Robinson,Russia orders all officials to fly home any relatives living abroad, as tensions mount over the prospect of a global war” the Daily Mail on October 12, 2016

Things have become so serious that a voice that has not been heard in a few years has uttered an important warning. According to The Free Encyclopedia, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was born on the 2nd of March 1931. He is a former Soviet statesman and was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, having been General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, when the party was dissolved. He was the country's head of state from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. Listen to Julian Robinson’s comment on Gorbachev.


“Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has also warned that the world is at a 'dangerous point' due to rising tensions between Russia and the US. Mr Gorbachev's comments come as France has said they will ask the International Criminal Court's prosecutor to launch an investigation into war crimes it says have been committed by Syrian and Russian forces in eastern Aleppo, Syria. According to the Russian site
Znak.com , administration staff, regional administrators, lawmakers of all levels and employees of public corporations have been ordered to take their children out of foreign schools immediately.” Julian Robinson,Russia orders all officials to fly home any relatives living abroad, as tensions mount over the prospect of a global war” the Daily Mail on October 12, 2016

Michael T. Klare adds serious commentary to the developing situation. On July 7, 2016 he writes in the Nation Newspaper under the topic, “The United States and NATO Are Preparing for a Major War With Russia” the following.


“For the first time in a quarter-century, the prospect of war—real war, war between the major powers—will be on the agenda of Western leaders when they meet at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland, on July 8 and 9. Dominating the agenda in Warsaw (aside, of course, from the “Brexit” vote in the UK) will be discussion of plans to reinforce NATO’s “eastern flank”—the arc of former Soviet partners stretching from the Baltic states to the Black Sea that are now allied with the West but fear military assault by Moscow. Until recently, the prospect of such an attack was given little credence in strategic circles, but now many in NATO believe a major war is possible and that robust defensive measures are required.” Michael T. Klare , “The United States and NATO Are Preparing for a Major War With Russia” The Nation Newspaper, July 7, 2016

What happens next will be revealed to those who pay close attention. When emotions run high, nations sometimes act prematurely. The possibilities are many and the results of the Presidential Election appear to be impactful. Thankfully, Revelation chapter 7 verses 1-3 promises a temporary restrain upon those who seek to destroy. It says:

Revelation 7:1 - And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

Revelation 7:2 - And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

Revelation 7:3 - Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Cameron A. Bowen

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