Putin Ascends On World Stage As Obama Lets America’s Light Go Dim

But there it was, in Wednesday’s edition: “suddenly Mr. Putin has eclipsed Mr. Obama as the world leader driving the agenda in the Syria crisis.” ...
Russia has suddenly reemerged as a major player, if not the major player, in the Middle East and on the world stage in general.

The rise of Gog and Magog

While Christians around the world wait for and eagerly anticipate the Rapture, the unsaved world is preparing to go through the time of Jacob’s trouble otherwise known as the Great Tribulation. So what is Russia doing? Exactly what the bible said they would be doing. Getting ready.

Front Page: When even the New York Times admits that Barack Obama has been outfoxed, outsmarted and outplayed, you know he has really been outfoxed, outsmarted and outplayed.


Russia has suddenly reemerged as a major player, if not the major player, in the Middle East and on the world stage in general.

But there it was, in Wednesday’s edition: “suddenly Mr. Putin has eclipsed Mr. Obama as the world leader driving the agenda in the Syria crisis.” Putin, wrote Steven Lee Myers for the Times, “appears to have achieved several objectives, largely at Washington’s expense.” Chief among these was that “Russia has at least for now made itself indispensable in containing the conflict in Syria, which Mr. Putin has argued could ignite Islamic unrest around the region, even as far as Russia’s own restive Muslim regions, if it is mismanaged.”

Barack Obama, meanwhile, has been revealed as being spectacularly dispensable. The Syrian jihadis who were counting on his aid are bitterly disappointed that he has (at least for now) backed off on committing the U.S. to intervening militarily; true to form as ever, they are blaming it all on Israel. He and his administration’s top officials, most of whom spent years excoriating George W. Bush for lacking sufficient evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, are definitively unmasked as hypocritical, self-serving and partisan in repeatedly glossing over the fact that Obama still has not proven his central contention, that it was Assad who used the chemical weapons unleashed in Syria on August 21.

Putin talked a lot of sense, while simultaneously issuing Obama a veiled threat, in his op-ed. He warned, quite accurately, that a U.S. strike in Syria could risk “spreading the conflict far beyond Syria’s borders” and added: “Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it,” without quite getting around to mentioning that if the U.S. intervened, Putin himself would be one of the prime movers behind the escalation of the conflict.

Putin also scolded Obama for his reference Tuesday evening to “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” Putin pontificated: “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”

The irony was thick. Putin may have been aware that Obama notoriously denigrated American exceptionalism at a town hall meeting in Europe during his first Presidential trip there in 2009. Obama denigrated American exceptionalism by equating it with nationalistic chauvinism: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” In other words, every country is exceptional, and so none is.

And now Putin was rubbing his face in this, admonishing him that America itself was not exceptional, and driving the point home by saving the world from a wider war in Syria when Obama was itching to get in it, despite failing to provide any proof of his claims that Assad used chemical weapons.


That proof proved to be more elusive by the day. Jason Howerton reported Wednesday in The Blaze that “two Europeans who were allegedly abducted and held hostage for several months in Syria claim they overheard a conversation between their captors suggesting the Syrian rebels were behind the deadly chemical attack in Damascus.…Belgian teacher Pierre Piccinin and Italian journalist Domenico Quirico both say they were able to eavesdrop on an English-language Skype session between their abductors in which they allegedly revealed that it was the Syrian rebels who perpetrated the attack so that the West would intervene.”

Likewise, Matthew Schofield reported for McClatchy on Tuesday that Assad “has repeatedly rejected requests from his field commanders for approval to use chemical weapons, according to a report this weekend in a German newspaper.”

These were just the latest additions to a growing mountain of evidence that, as Putin put it in his op-ed, “there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists.” In support of that claim, Russia submitted a detailed 100-page report to the United Nations; the Obama Administration, by contrast, has offered only circumstantial evidence that hasn’t convinced even our closest allies to join us in a military strike on Syria.

On May 29, 1453, Ottoman jihad warriors finally conquered Constantinople after a prolonged siege (and seven hundred years of trying) when a careless city worker left a gate open to the city after taking out the garbage, thereby offering an entrée to the Muslim forces, who rushed into the city and laid waste.

What happened this week could prove to be just as accidentally momentous. Russia has suddenly reemerged as a major player, if not the major player, in the Middle East and on the world stage in general. And it has happened not because Putin’s plan for a resolution to the Syrian conflict is particularly imaginative, or even workable (how will anyone be able to be sure that Syria has turned over all its chemical weapons?). No, Russia’s reemergence is due not to Russia’s power or Putin’s statecraft, but because Barack Obama left the gate open for them. The consequences of their rushing into the city have yet to be determined, but they’re unlikely to be good in the long run for free people. source – Front Page


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September 14, 2013 12:17 am

When all are saying peace and safety, sudden distruction cometh!!!

September 14, 2013 12:32 am

Rev 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Rev 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Rev 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and… Read more »

September 14, 2013 12:34 am

Rev 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Rev 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather… Read more »

September 14, 2013 12:34 am

For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will

September 16, 2013 12:11 pm

Very good , VIV! That just doesn’t sound like Europe or America to me. Any place in Texas called Armageddon? Does the Alps have a river called Euphrates. Wake up people! It not about just you! Humble yourself before the Lord, consider yourself to be nothing, then you will start to see! Everything is not in your back yard. Jerusalem is God chosen place. That is His concern, and it has the world’s concern, because satan is about to take it over for a short time. Tensions will mound. A peace maker is on the way. But He will… Read more »

September 14, 2013 12:40 am

I am grateful to President Putin for stopping Obama from attacking Syria. The United States needs help; Barack Obama cheated in both presidential elections and is destroying our nation. How do we stop him?

September 14, 2013 2:11 am

Once the vote on the Budget, AND The Health Care funding is over, we start lobbying Congress to start impeachment proceedings! That will be the only way to stop the Muslim in the Oval Office! He has broken many laws; Richard Nixon broke ONE! They should have impeached the poseur long ago!

September 14, 2013 7:29 am

Ain’t nobody going to get impeached..believe me.You can do all the lobbying you want,it won’t help,because our whole government is corrupt and taking filthy lucre.

September 14, 2013 7:35 am

First you need to get rid of the people who control our politicians with filthy lucre,blackmailing them and ect.Until we face reality and find out who it is that is in control it will just get worse.

September 14, 2013 12:48 am

I think that Obama has been exposed as a dim bulb – but NOT America! Have you seen the replies to Putin’s Op-Ed piece (that probably wasn’t even written by him anyway)?

Rush Limbaugh’s

Jim DeMint’s

Putin looks like a fool after these patriots (and many others) embarrassingly put him down for not understanding American exceptionalism!

September 14, 2013 1:21 am

Obama has rendered himself impotent. Our country cannot afford his audacity any longer. We are in precarious position due to him directly.

September 14, 2013 2:23 am

Obama backed himself into a corner with his own arrogance, ego, self-centeredness, inexperience, and refusal to listen to his advisors! He shot off his mouth like a teenage boy, trying to sound like a tough guy. When push came to shove, he had to make his minions lie for him, to save face. What a tool! He acts no differently than the junior high school boys I taught for twenty-five years! He is not very mature! THIS is what represents us one the world stage! He nearly started WWIII. I don’t think… Read more »

September 14, 2013 4:40 am

I agree with the remarks about Obama destroying your country, he seems to be more for the immigrant people and not the true people of the USA. He is paving the way for the muslims to take over. The same in my country, the muslims are taking over, god help us. There needs to be an uprising in all western countries and some european, to eradicate these evil islamic, sharia law, the shrouds that they wear. They should all f–k off to their middle eastern countries and the world be a much better place.

September 14, 2013 7:24 am

Bernadette I have a simple question that none of you people never ask.Who is behind all this pushing of immigration? You people never go there.This would be the first guestion I would ask myself.
And what do you mean by the true people of the USA? The white people who made this land?

September 16, 2013 12:48 pm

Mullins, you are a racist bigot, all the way. Are you a descendent of Hitler?

September 16, 2013 1:00 pm

Anybody that agrees with this woman, I’m going to be honest will you, you are not going into the kingdom of God with that attitude! You will be lost forever! This person does not love God or His people, but look to destroy them. You better get you attitude in order and humble yourself before God, I don’t want to see you perish. If a man hates his brother, then God is not in him. This is nothing but pride of race and that is contrary to God. That was Israel’s fall, and that will be yours. Your blood is… Read more »

September 17, 2013 1:34 am

Who do you think led us here to America? Of course we built this country..is that being racist? It is just history.

September 14, 2013 4:48 am

Lucifer and his many minions putin just another one corrupt trained to the will of evil as of all men put into power by lucifers pope Rothschild and those kharzar Jews or are not Jews at all boy the wicked webb thst catches everynone and then the spider finishes ten off