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From The Washington Times: Washington’s national security establishment had some 20 years to develop a counterstrategy to Russia that would project strength and deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from doing things like invading Ukraine. Instead, we tried to make Russia our friend. That was not smart, and it now appears Russia will attack its neighbor and perhaps draw us into war too.

Most of Washington’s cognoscenti are stunned at the ferocity with which Mr. Putin is fighting to resubjugate former Soviet Ukraine, risking an “all-out” war with the U.S. to resolve once and for all who, Moscow or Washington, will call the shots in what Russia views as its backyard. Secretary of State Antony Blinken best expressed the confusion among U.S. national security honchos…

Watch the powerful interview and prayer time with IFA’s Dave Kubal and the author of this op-ed, Rebekah Koffler.


While serving during the Obama presidency as a senior analyst for Russian Doctrine & Strategy at the Defense Intelligence Agency, my colleagues and I briefed countless top officials in the Pentagon and NATO, heads of U.S. combatant commands, and Congressional and White House staff on the Russian threat to Europe and the United States. Alas, the Obama-Biden crew must have slept through our “deep dives” on Mr. Putin and Russia. Here’s a refresher.

Humiliated by the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is now ready for revenge. Make no mistake: Russia believes it is already, in a sense, at war with America…

Mr. Putin invaded Georgia in 2008, took over Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014, and destabilized Europe with cyber strikes and covert influence operations…

In the late 1990s, Moscow launched a multiyear cyber espionage operation nicknamed “Moonlight Maze” by U.S. investigators. Vast amounts of critical, secret data were stolen from our military, government and civilian networks. Since then, Russia has developed a formidable and stealthy cyber arsenal that rivals America’s. Russian cyber intelligence operatives wage relentless attacks on U.S. businesses, banks, think tanks and critical infrastructure facilities, penetrating every major government agency, including the Pentagon, the State Department, and the White House. We have yet to secure our networks and develop an effective deterrence and response strategy…

On July 23, 2013, Putin approved a top-secret war plan, developed on his orders. Bearing an unassuming name, “Plan for Strategic Containment and Conflict Prevention,” this was Russian strongman’s “insurance” to repel U.S. and NATO forces in the event they intervened on behalf of Ukraine.

As Mr. Putin was implementing an unprecedented military modernization worth $650 billion, which included hypersonic missiles, lasers and other satellite-killer type weapons, and other stealthy “non-lethal” technologies, the Washington experts continued to ignore the looming threat. The skeptics in the national security establishment continued to crow in unison, minimizing the danger: Mr. Putin is delusional, the Russian economy is the size of Italy’s, and Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country. But Russia has never been economically strong and yet always fielded military and weaponry second only to the United States…

President Biden’s recent assurances to Mr. Putin that America will not intervene militarily, even if Russia attacks Ukraine, suggest that Blue still has homework to do to beat Red.

Having refused to see what has been staring them in the face, the Washington “experts” failed to architect a viable and timely deterrent against a key opponent. They bear full responsibility for their strategic incompetence, which brought us to this perilous moment.

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(From The Washington Times. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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February 25, 2022

While all that is true- to leave out the fact that Putin has been continuously blamed for the Democrats own negligence which they blamed as and attack by Russia and if you continually villainize somebody for years then that will greatly increasethis growing resentment into full-blown maniacal hatred! And as President Trump pointed out- the US is no saint when it comes to manipulating other countries and this makes Russia even more distrustful NATO and the US putting missiles in Ukraine that can be fit with nuclear warheads also and the media ignores the real reasons why Putin is moving besides the fact that he may very well have Superior weapons technology now that he is willing to use Because he believes he has the upper hand-which makes the warmongering of the media and our foolish government all the more dangerous

Lucinda Beck
February 10, 2022

I am 10th generation Mayflower and pray for our country to return to its roots and fulfill its destiny. I also pray that the demonic powers behind NATO and its bedfellow the NWO are crushed.. My decree: In the name of Jesus, we stand victorious over the principalities, powers, world rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness over our United States and other freedom loving countries of the world. We ask for mighty sweep of the Holy Spirit around the world bringing a true revival of righteoucness, repentance and holiness before God, WHO WAS, WHO IS and WHO WILL BE, EL OLAM.

Raymond Trembath
February 6, 2022

IFA blames Obama and Biden for Russian activity in Europe. What did the IFA say when Trump cozied up to Putin time after time after time during his four years in office, including meetings with Putin for which no other person was present?! I’m guessing IFA continues to believe Republicans can never sin and Democrats can only sin. Sad….

February 5, 2022

IMO, this article appears to be written from a neo-con/war industrial perspective. I have read many comments from people on various social media platforms regarding the hysteria that the western media & the Biden administration is generating about the Ukraine situation. One in particular sticks in my mind, when the commenter, who lies in Kiev, said that Russia has been on their border for 8 years with no aggression. Why all of the hype in the US media?? Also, how credible is Anthony Blinken, a former Obama administration minion??
Until Putin acts aggressively and irresponsibly, I will resist joining into the media propaganda to demonize this man. After all, he calls upon orthodox clergy to bless Russian troops before they go out on a mission, something the US has not done in a very long time. I fully agree with Susan’s comment, & urge readers to examine the issue before agreeing with the US pravda media .

Linda k Rice
February 5, 2022


Kim Clement re Putin and Ukraine. Beginning at 27 minutes.

Barbara Molter
February 5, 2022

Father, In Jesus Name, only you in your wisdom know how to prevent war. We look to you to cause things to fall into place that will make Peace & keep peace! Thank you! We trust you!

Curt Scanlan
February 5, 2022

Christian American prayed 70 years for communist Russia, now the former Russia is planting churches, making lass to protect the sanctity of marriage, outlawing pornography, protecting their children from LGBTQ lies and deception and more – what is American doing in these areas? How many wars have we provoked, funded and started?

Are we a righteous Nation with righteous leaders – Has God honored the years of prayers for Russia? – Are they more righteous the we trying to protect their homeland? Is Satan and his demons and his deception trying to provoke Russia to war so that thousands or millions will die?

    February 5, 2022

    Yes, Curt, Satan is busy seeking who and what he can destroy. So much is being made clear about the spiritual warfare in which we believers are engaged.
    Our weapons are found in the Word of God:
    “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. ” (Ephesians 6:10-18, NIV)

    Father, give us Your wisdom and strength to fight this battle!

    February 5, 2022

    I agree! Before we judge another take the beam out of our own eye! Are we provoking this? Russia is deceptive but what are we, as a nation, before God?

    February 5, 2022

    Satan is doing a pretty good job in the US, too, don’t you think?


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