The Kremlin is following a detailed plan to replace the United States as the world superpower. Astonishingly most American leaders do not understand this reality. Like former United States President Barack Obama, they dismiss Russia as a “regional power” attacking nations like Ukraine from a position of weakness, instead of strength. Their assessment could not be more wrong. The 2014 conquest of Crimea was actually a calculated step in Russia’s strategy for world domination.
And this strategy was drawn up years in advance.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is following a blueprint laid out in a 1997 book by neo-fascist political scientist Aleksandr Dugin: The Foundations of Geopolitics (pictured). This book is required reading for every Russian military officer above the rank of colonel. Yet despite its importance, it has never been officially translated into English. Just as world leaders ignored Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf in the 1930s, they are ignoring this manifesto today. This will prove to be a tragic mistake.
Dugin glorifies Russia’s czarist and Stalinist past, and espouses an ideology of “national bolshevism.” This ideology fuses Russian nationalism, Bolshevik socialism, Eastern Orthodox Christianity, and a touch of mysticism.
The Foundations of Geopolitics reads like a to-do list predicting Putin’s behavior in international relations. While there are still some boxes unchecked, Russia is striving to make progress toward its ultimate goal: unseating the United States as the world’s lone superpower. This should not come as a surprise to anyone who truly understands Bible prophecy.
“Russia is the most dangerous and aggressive nuclear superpower in the world today,” writes Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry in his booklet The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia .’ “Surely that means Russia must be discussed in Bible prophecy. If you know its ancient biblical name, you can find prophecies about this nation in the Old and New Testaments.”
These prophecies reveal the outline of Russia’s strategy for world domination, and much more. So while American leaders are naive to ignore The Foundations of Geopolitics, they really need to study The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia’ alongside their Bible. It reveals how Russia is going to play an instrumental role in the downfall of the United States. And that the devil is behind it all.
Atlanticism vs. Eurasianism
Dugin’s manifesto begins by claiming that land-based and sea-based powers are in a state of permanent struggle against each other. Land-based nations like Germany, Iran and Russia represent “Eurasianism,” while sea-faring nations like the United States and Britain represent “Atlanticism.” For Eurasianism to defeat Atlanticism, Dugin claims that an anti-American coalition of nations must be established, including Germany, Iran, Japan and other countries in Europe and Asia.
This theory was inspired by Karl Haushofer, the German geopolitician who popularized the term lebensraum (living space). After Hitler came to power, Haushofer advised an alliance between Germany, Russia and Japan. Since Dugin holds America responsible for the collapse of the Soviet Union, he especially wants Russia to ally with Germany against the United States.
This plot to undermine America is not just a crackpot theory concocted by a Russian mystic. The famous British geopolitician Sir Halford Mackinder delivered a lecture in 1904 titled “The Geographical Pivot of History.” He argued that whichever nation rules Eastern Europe would rule both Eurasia and the world. German geopoliticians like Friedrich Ratzel and Karl Haushofer seized upon Mackinder’s theory. Now Russian geopoliticians like Lt. Gen. Nikolai Klokotov and Dugin are doing the same. If a Russo-German alliance can subjugate Eastern Europe, it will have power enough to challenge America and Britain.
Specifically, Dugin believes Russia needs to recapture its former Soviet satellites. Dugin advises the Russian government to annex Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and all nations with an Eastern Orthodox majority.
Putin agrees. He invaded Georgia in 2008. He invaded Ukraine in 2014. He effectively annexed Belarus and Kazakhstan with the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union in 2015. Now he is working toward additional annexations to create a Russian-dominated empire capable of working with other European and Asian powers against America.
“In principle, Eurasia and our space, the heartland Russia, remain the staging area of a new anti-bourgeois, anti-American revolution,” Dugin writes in The Foundations of Geopolitics.“The new Eurasian empire will be constructed on the fundamental principle of the common enemy: the rejection of Atlanticism, strategic control of the U.S.A., and the refusal to allow liberal values to dominate us.” Yet rather than provoke a direct military confrontation with the U.S., Dugin advises Russian leaders to build power and influence through alliances with other Eurasian powers.
These ideas are guiding Vladimir Putin—and it is all happening just as Bible prophecy forecasts.
The Old Testament book of Ezekiel refers to an end-time personality called the “chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.” Students of Bible prophecy know that the peoples of Meshech and Tubal settled in modern-day Russia. So the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal is the leader of Russia in the end time. In Ezekiel 38:1-2, God instructs His watchman to prophesy against this leader.
“God’s watchman warns the nations of Israel in particular about the danger of Russia and China, and how events in these nations are all going to end,” Mr. Flurry writes in The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia .’ “God specifically warns three nations of Israel—America, the British peoples and the Jewish state in the Middle East.” He later explains how Putin is a former kgb agent animated by a spirit of vengeance against the U.S. and out to restore the Russian empire. Dugin’s book explains the tactics Putin is using to accomplish this goal; Mr. Flurry’s booklet explains Putin’s role in prophecy and the ultimate inspiration behind the Kremlin’s actions.
The Foundations of Geopolitics promotes the formation of a Moscow-Berlin alliance, a Moscow-Tehran alliance and a Moscow-Tokyo alliance. General Klokotov noted in the 1990s that the greatest periods of peace in Russian history were during times when Russia was allied with Germany. He is rumored to have recruited Dugin to write The Foundations of Geopolitics as a training manual for Russian officers based on his advocacy for a Russo-German alliance.
“The task of Moscow is to tear Europe away from the control of the U.S. (nato), to assist European unification, and to strengthen ties with Central Europe under the aegis of the fundamental external axis Moscow-Berlin,” writes Dugin. “Eurasia needs a united, friendly Europe.” In return for Germany’s rejecting nato and joining a Russian alliance, Dugin proposes that Russia help Germany gain political dominance over the Catholic and Protestant nations of Europe. He notes that both France and Germany have a “firm anti-Atlanticist tradition” that Russia can exploit to accomplish this objective.
Putin meets with Germany’s Gerhard Schröder (Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)
International relations expert George Friedman gave a speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in February 2015. He explained that the U.S. government works to prevent a German-Russian alliance because the combination of German technology with Russian natural resources could create a power bloc with the capability to challenge America’s position as the world’s lone superpower. Russian politicians and military strategists understand this, and projects like the Nord Stream Pipeline are designed to utilize German technology to transport Russian natural resources into Europe.
As Dugin writes in The Foundations of Geopolitics, Russia and Germany “must decide all disputed questions together and in advance.” The goal of the Russian General Staff is to ally with Germany to destroy nato and defeat America.
Bible prophecy shows that these two powers will initially have great success in accomplishing this goal, before they turn on each other. “The Germans made a pact with Russia before it started World War ii,” Mr. Flurry writes in The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia .’ “This treacherous history is going to repeat itself in the near future. It is the way they do business!”
In his September 2018 Trumpet article, “Germany and Russia’s Secret War Against America,” Mr. Flurry elaborated on this point by prophesying that cooperation between Germany and Russia is setting the scene for a huge “seething pot” to spill over and scald the people of America and Britain (Jeremiah 1:13-15). Everyone in America needs to see what is really happening in Germany and Russia.
Russia recognizes that Iran is the most influential nation in the Middle East. In order to lure Iran into an alliance with Russia, Dugin counsels giving Iran parts of Georgia and Azerbaijan. Despite the differences in religion, Dugin proposes that Islam’s traditionalist nature makes the Islamic Republic of Iran a natural ally of Russia and a natural enemy of America.
“The idea of a continental Russian-Islamic alliance lies at the foundation of anti-Atlanticist strategy,” he writes. “On the whole, the entire Islamic zone represents a naturally friendly geopolitical reality in relation to the Eurasian empire, since the Islamic tradition … fully understands the spiritual incompatibility of America and religion.”
A strong alliance with Iran would give Russia access to the Persian Gulf and fulfill a centuries-old Russian dream of possessing a warmwater port on the Indian Ocean. To help Iran gain more strength over the Middle East, Dugin writes that Russia must help undermine Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Dugin even recommends dismembering Turkey if possible.
Putin meets with Iran’s President Rouhini (Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)
The Kremlin wants a pro-Russian regime in Iran to oppose the United States. While Putin may not be keen on giving up parts of Georgia and Azerbaijan, he is keen on helping Iran undermine American interests in the Middle East.
“Russia’s deep involvement in the Middle East has allowed the brutal Syrian regime to retain power,” Mr. Flurry writes in The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia .’ “It has also been instrumental in helping Iran to continue pursuing nuclear weapons. … Notice Hosea 7:9 in the Moffatt translation: ‘Foreigners eat away his [Israel’s] strength …’—foreigners like Russia, China, Iran and Germany—and ‘grey hairs are on him here and there, unknown to him.’”
America’s foreign policy is a disaster. Yet people are unaware of it because they are ignoring the warnings of the Bible.
The cornerstone of Dugin’s foreign policy in Asia is a proposed alliance between Russia and Japan. In return for Japan allying with Russia, he proposes giving Japan the Kuril Islands. Dugin also suggests stirring up anti-American sentiment in Japan to pull the nation away from the United States. He writes that the anti-Americanism of the Japanese, “who remember well the nuclear genocide and the disgrace of political occupation,” must be unleashed.
Interestingly, Dugin advocates dismembering China to help pave the way for Japan to dominate the Far East. Yet he has backtracked on this policy recommendation since his manifesto was published. Putin disagrees with him on this point.
Since Vladimir Putin became president of Russia in 1999, he has worked to forge a strong Russian alliance with China. So while Dugin still insists that Russian relations with Germany, Iran and Japan are more important than Russian relations with China, he has toned down his vocal support for secession movements in Tibet and Manchuria.
Putin meets with China’s President Xi. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
While many Russian analysts realize that China’s growing power in East Asia represents a long-term threat to Russia’s control of Siberia, they also realize that if Russia and China work together in the short term, they can unseat the U.S. as the world superpower. If Germany dominates Europe, Iran dominates the Middle East, and China dominates East Asia, Russia will need an alliance with each of these powers to secure a place of global prominence.
The Bible foretells Russia’s alliance with both China and Japan. “For many years the Russians have been allied with China, at least to some degree,” Mr. Flurry writes in The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia .’ “But there will also be other powers involved. Ezekiel’s prophecy says the Russian-led army will include ‘Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya … Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people …’ (Ezekiel 38:5-6). Gomer refers to Japan, which wields some of the world’s most advanced weaponry and technology. Ethiopia and Libya should be translated ‘Cush’ and ‘Phut.’ Some of Cush and Phut migrated to African nations, but the rest settled in parts of India. The context of this passage shows that it refers to modern-day Indians (and perhaps Pakistanis) rather than Africans.”
All of these nations are currently coalescing against America.
Race War in America
Russia’s strategy focuses on weakening America. In The Foundations of Geopolitics, Dugin advocates spreading anti-Americanism around the world by making the U.S. the “main scapegoat” for everything. He also writes that Russia should use its federal intelligence services to divide America from within. He lists “Afro-American racists” as a demographic Russia should use “to provoke all forms of instability and separatism within the borders of the United States.”
“It is especially important to introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements—extremist, racist and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S.,” he writes. “It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics.”
Dugin is not the first Russian strategist to recommend stirring up racial tensions to undermine America. Putin’s old boss in the kgb, spy chief Yuri Andropov, used a similar strategy in the 1970s when he worked to inflame racial tensions in the U.S. to distract it from countering Russian hegemony. Putin learned this lesson well.
Americans would be naive to assume that the kgb disappeared along with the Soviet Union. They would likewise be naive to think that a former kgb agent in the Kremlin is not a dangerous enemy. “This man is not just an authoritarian leader,” Mr. Flurry wrote in the March 2017 Trumpet issue. “He is an evil, ruthless, vindictive agent with Soviet-style methods of psychological warfare, assassination and war! As one Russian journalist put it, Putin ‘is a supersize model of the kgb.’” Dugin has advocated stirring up race riots in the United States, and Putin is very familiar with this tactic.
Anciently, the Prophet Isaiah wrote this regarding the terrible consequences of America’s grave national sins: “Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers” (Isaiah 1:7). God will use Gentiles to punish those descended from ancient Israel for their sins.
Armies at Armageddon
The greatest prophet of all time, Jesus Christ, told His disciples that just before His return to Earth, the world would be dominated by non-Israelite nations. He said the people of “Jerusalem” would “fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:24). Bible prophecy often uses Jerusalem, the capital of ancient Israel, to symbolize all Israel.
This means all the nations that have descended from the ancient Israelites will be conquered and trodden underfoot by Gentile powers: Russia, Germany, Iran, China and Japan. But just because God will punish Israel first, doesn’t mean the Gentiles are off the hook. God is Creator of all nations. So, while Dugin and Putin may think Russia will emerge as the next world superpower, the Bible reveals that Germany will betray Russia. After America loses its superpower status, a German-led European empire will conquer North America. Then it will launch a preemptive military strike against Russia and its Asian allies. The Apostle John prophesies that Russia and China will amass an army of 200 million men to counter this European attack. The Asian and European armies will gather at Armageddon before joining forces to counter a threat in Jerusalem (Revelation 9:1-16).
Every human being would face extinction in a devastating nuclear war between Europe and Asia, unless Jesus Christ Himself intervenes (Matthew 24:22). Fortunately, the Bible records a definite promise from God that Jesus Christ will intervene to end the madness. The vast majority of people don’t realize it, but human beings simply are incapable of justly ruling themselves. They need to be humbled to the point where they are willing to do things God’s way. The vast majority of people are so dangerously self-willed that it is going to take a nuclear holocaust to drive them to repentance.
God will protect those who voluntarily repent and leave behind the sins of this world. They will not have to suffer these horrendous curses (Revelation 18:4). Tragically, the rest of humanity must learn the hard way. But the good news is that the presence of the “chief prince of Meshech and Tubal” is a sign that Jesus Christ is about to return. After 6,000 years of evil and suffering, people will finally be ready to listen to God and be taught His way of life! ▪
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