Weaponizing The Christian-right

Putin has weaponized the Russian Orthodox Church with the help of the Christian-right and Evangelical Leaders. I believe Jeffress is Trump’s Rasputin who convinced the President of the United the Democrats are The Home Enemy’ and Putin can be used to eliminate the Democratic party. This is madness! We are in great peril! Britain and the Church of England, are not fooled.

Jon Presco

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/gymqgb/how-putin-is-using-the-orthodox-church-to-build-his-power

An evangelical pastor and President Donald Trump supporter says Catholicism is a “cult-like pagan religion” and the success of the religion is due to “the genius of Satan.”

Dr. Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist pastor, says that the Roman Catholic Church is the result of the Babylonian cult system founded by the Book of Revelation in a video posted on YouTube by RWW Blog.

Twitter slammed and mocked the southern baptist pastor for making the comments on the religion.

“This idea is widespread in RW Born-Againism. They only tolerate Catholics because of anti-abortion stance. Their bigotry just under surface,” tweeted one user.

nuclear british submarine HMS Vengeance departs the coast of Largs, Scotland, for Devonport, February 27, 2012.Handout / Getty Images

  • The UK’s defense secretary has again warned of increasing Russian submarine activity around Britain.
  • NATO officials have sounded alarm about Russia’s naval activities several times in recent years.
  • Concerns about Russia’s increasingly sophisticated subs comes amid broader tensions between Moscow and other countries in Europe.

Russian submarine activity in North Atlantic has increased tenfold in recent years, according to UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson, who has warned several times of Moscow’s increasing underwater ambitions.

During an address to the Royal United Service Institute’s conference on sea warfare, where he announced that a missile-defense system for the UK’s two aircraft carriers had entered service, Williamson warned that Britain is “rapidly having to come to terms with this new age of warfare,” citing Russian submarine activity specifically.

“Look at Russia’s resurgence under President Putin. Its submarine activity has increased tenfold in the North Atlantic,” he said, according to the Evening Standard. “But that’s not all — in 2010 a Royal Navy ship was called on just once to respond to Russian Navy ships approaching UK territorial waters. Last year we had to respond 33 times.”

That “goes to show the increasing aggression, increasing assertiveness of Russia,” he said, according to The Guardian.

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Russian attack submarine Krasnodar, seen in the North Sea in early May 2017.
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It is not the first time Williamson has cited that purported increase. In November, he said Russia’s subs were 10 times more active around the British coast, describing the number of subs sent by Moscow to the UK’s waters as similar to Cold War levels, according to The Daily Mail.

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  • The US and Russia are currently in talks to arrange a summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Experts say the US has nothing to gain and everything to lose from a meeting between Trump and Putin given current US-Russia relations and Trump’s personal affinity for Putin.
  • “But that seems to be the pattern of Trump’s dealmaking,” said one former State Department official. “We move the US embassy to Jerusalem and get nothing in exchange. We give the North Koreans a summit and get nothing in exchange. We pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and get nothing in exchange. This is par for the course.”

The White House and the Kremlin are in the early stages of arranging a summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday.

Citing people familiar with the matter, the report said the meeting’s purpose would be to resolve longstanding differences between the US and Russia.

The White House confirmed earlier this year that Trump invited Putin to Washington during a phone call the two men had in late March.

News of a Trump-Putin meeting comes as the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election continues to gain steam. In addition to probing Russia’s election meddling, Mueller is also examining whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the election in his favor and whether Trump sought to obstruct justice when he found out about the investigation’s existence last year.

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Tensions between the US and Russia aren’t limited to the domestic front. On a global scale, Russia is ramping up its aggression toward neighboring Ukraine, and it also continues to be a constant source of support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad amid the Syrian Civil War.

Meanwhile, Moscow is cultivating closer ties to Beijing in a move that experts say does not bode well for the US. And earlier this week, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov visited North Korea and invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Russia. Lavrov’s visit came as the US and North Korea plan for a summit between the countries’ leaders on June 12.

“What was Lavrov even doing in Pyongyang? What other interest could they have there other than to undermine us?” said Richard Kauzlarich, a former deputy assistant secretary of state who is an expert on Russia policy. “Things are so far apart between the US and Russia right now that this meeting between Trump and Putin shouldn’t even be happening in the first place. The US has nothing to gain here and everything to lose.”

Asked about the optics of a Trump-Putin summit amid Mueller’s escalating probe and Russia’s aggressive posturing on the global stage, one administration official told The Journal, “Of course there are discussions of the political perception.”

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