Russia’s Prophetic Destiny
Revealed: Enemy To the Republic -
By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst
WASH—Sep 11—KIN— A recent report by the Independent Inquiry Committee to the United Nations Oil for Food Program exposes tremendous light on the clandestine workings of Russia’s geo-political aspirations against the United States and Israel, and brings into clear focus the modus-operand of the nation that will lead the Middle Eastern and Northern African nations against Israel in the Gog-Magog battle.
Nevertheless, the world is blinded by Russia’s ambition and will hardly mount a challenge to its deceptive game of arming terrorist nations and empowering them to act, while benefiting from their oil trade. Russia, a facsimile of the former Soviet Union, may have changed the focus of its government, but the underpinnings of what President Ronald Reagan called “the evil empire” is actively foundational to its military and political ambitions.
The cunning and deceitful means employed by Russia to financially benefit while exporting its evil political philosophy are exposed in the Oil for Food Program and are in full operation currently in its relationship with Iran, using the U.N. as its shield. The sordid journey begins when France and Russia used their Security Council influence to get Iraqi agreement in January 1996 on Resolution 986—the basic template for the operation of the Oil for Food program. This “diplomatic” victory attributed to Russia was the action that created bribery and kickback scheme that Russia played all the way through until it was exposed by the United States war on Iraq. And Russia’s participation in this illegal scheme may well have caused the U.S. to go to war rather than pull back understanding that something was more amiss on the Security Council than in Iraq.
The Oil For Food Program allowed Iraq to choose its customers in much the same way that it marketed its only when it was allowed to do so on the free market. Iraq chose to sell the most oil to Russia because it had the most influence on the Security Council in perhaps overturning the sanctions. Russia benefited billions of dollars because of this. Of the Security Council members, the United States was country non-grata with only one company, able to purchase Iraqi oil. And that company had ties to the Iraqi government and was supposed to use its influence to work with Russia, France and China to overturn the sanctions.
On the supply side of humanitarian goods to Iraq, Russia and France also were at the top of the list. So much so that there were many front companies, according to the ICC report, that were set up to channel money so that the humanitarian goods could be delivered. Even at this stage of early operations in Oil for Food, Russia was forming up its dominance of trade with Iraq and the system of bribes paid that made many a crook rich. Iraqi officials began to allocate oil allotments to people who Iraq thought might help eliminate the sanctions, targeting Russian and French officials on the Security Council as well as people in the United Nations, notably Oil for Food Program Director Benon Sevon.
In August 2000, Russia began participating in a program with Iraq to launder money into Russian hands as well as to Saddam Hussein under the table. Hussein would add costs to the oil in the form of surcharges. This was essentially bribe money paid to Hussein for allowing access to the oil. However, there were certain companies from certain nations where the price of the oil was discounted so that the surcharges could be paid. Russia was a most favored nation, so to speak. Russia sent most of the surcharge payments to banks in Jordan and Lebanon to conceal their origin. The money was then sent to Baghdad.
In over $61 million paid in oil surcharges, Russia received over $52 million. Although these surcharges or bribes were widely reported in the media, Russia used its influence on the Security Council to assert that there was a lack of evidence to suggest that the surcharges even existed. This, in effect, blocked a U.S. attempt to force accountability into the purchasing system.
Then Iraqi officials started implementing a system of kickbacks on humanitarian goods procured. Russia far and away was the leading supplier of humanitarian goods, paying illegal kickbacks for the business. These kickbacks soon became a larger source of illegal revenue to Saddam Hussein than were the oil surcharges.
Fast-forward to today and Russia is implementing the same lessons it learned so well in Oil for Food. Russia has a multi-billion dollar contract with Iran to supply nuclear goods, services, missile technology and weapons. Russia has told the Security Council that Iran has only peaceful intent for its nuclear program. In fact, Russian President Vladimir Putin has personally guaranteed that any spent fuel rods from Iranian nuclear power plants would be returned safely to Russia rather than be used for developing nuclear weapons.
Since these guarantees, Iran has abandoned talks with the appeasement team of European Union negotiators—France, Germany and Great Britain—and has announced with great fanfare that it has restarted its uranium enrichment program (something many analysts believe they never stopped). Russia has stated publicly that it would not support bringing Iran before the Security Council for the possibility of economic sanctions. There have been no statements by policymakers that Russia should be excused from the matter because of its extensive conflict of interest in financial matters.
It is not hard to connect the dots that Russia has been behind the arms and munitions that are sold, smuggled or given to terrorists (those are not western-made AK-47’s and Baryshnikov rifles shown every time a terrorist is shown on television). And it should come as no surprise that Russia is not only an enemy to the United States and to Israel, but also is on track to fulfill its prophetic destiny as the leader of the Gog-MaGog battle against Israel which many believe will mark the beginning of the great tribulation.
There is an undeniable pattern of lies and deceit by Russia. The world, and especially the United States, should take aggressive diplomatic action against Russia. But there will be no such action. 2 Corinthians 4:4 says, “…the god of this world (meaning Satan) has blinded the minds of them which believe not.” And thus, Russia will proceed to fulfill its prophetic destiny of leading Iran, Northern Africa and other nations of the world against Israel. Russia has been arming and dealing with the terrorist sponsors for decades as it circles its prey, and America is one of the only nations that stand between Russia and Israel. Pray for our nation. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Seek a close relationship with Jesus that the truth be etched upon your heart.
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