Russian War Ship en Route to Syria

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Russia’s only aircraft carrier and seven other vessels will pass by Britain’s shores en-route to the Mediterranean. According to an official Russian press release, they will “ensure a naval presence in operationally significant areas of the world’s oceans.” British war ships are being scrambled to meet them.
Sergei Shoigu, Russian defence minister, has said the carrier will be escorted by six warships and three or four support vessels. Once in the Mediterranean, the warship will be positioned off the coast of Syria for four to five months. It has a complement of MiG-29K/KUB jets and helicopters to carry out air strikes.
Russian forces are involved in the Syrian conflict, helping the Assad government fight militants, including ISIS. Last week, Vice President Biden said the U.S. would possibly launch cyberattacks against Russia, claiming it was responsible for the recent email hacks. He suggested Russia intended to interfere with U.S. elections, and said, “We are sending a message [to Putin]... He’ll know it. It will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact.
Vladimir Putin responded by saying it’s the first time that Washington has admitted involvement in such actions, and that these threats do not correspond to the norms of international relations. “Apparently, they’re nervous,” Putin said. “There are many problems [in the US], and in these circumstances, many choose to resort to the tried and tested system of diverting voters’ attention from their own problems. That’s what we are currently witnessing, I think.”
 
Why this Matters: The backdrop to this situation is the tremendous instability in the Middle East–including the war in Syria and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
 
Consider this: the U.S. Air Force did test-bombing of dummy nukes in the Nevada desert last week; reports are that we have amassed bombers on Diego Garcia, an island off the coast of India; and the President issued an executive orderon Thursday “preparing the nation for Space Weather events,” including something that would “disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation.” This covers what happens in the event that one of our enemies sets off an electrical magnetic pulse (EMP), which would disable our power grid, transportation, etc. 
 
Is the U.S. preparing for war? Last week Russia had 40 million citizens practicing for an attack on their homeland, including getting inside bunkers. They also called home all persons studying or visiting abroad. Are they preparing for war–or is it just posturing, as some have suggested?
 
Believers should not panic, but pray. We might also want to prepare by having water and food on hand. We shall not fear, because God is our provider, protector and shield.
 
Pray for God’s protection over the U.S. troops that have begun an operation to try to free Mosul, Iraq from ISIS. 
 
Ps. 28:7 – The LORD [is] my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him,
and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

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Low Points from the Campaign Trail 

Hacked Emails Reveal Mindset of the Clinton Campaign, DNC
The number now stands at 12,073–that’s how many Clinton campaign emails have been released by WikiLeaks. They continue to reveal a mindset of the Democrat Party and its leaders, including Mrs. Clinton. They also confirm what conservatives have known for a long time: the hand-in-glove collusion between the mainstream media and the Clinton campaign.
Some of the latest revelations include Clinton receiving a preview of a debate question and the Clinton team suggesting headlines for news stories plus having veto power over copy and topics it didn’t want covered. Above all, several emails show Clinton’s contempt for the electorate. Besides the video of a campaign speech in which she called half of Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables,” of whom many are “irredeemable.”
This snippet is about Clinton, written by a DNC committee member:
“She doesn’t want the people knowing about her relationships on Wall Street. She wants to achieve consistency and the best way to do that is to keep the people ignorant.” 
One of the newest leaked emails authored by John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign manager and former chief of staff to Obama, shows that the Obama administration pressured Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to sway his decision on Obamacare. Podesta wrote,
“It was pretty critical that the President threw the gauntlet down last time on the Court…that was vital to scaring Roberts off.”
In 2012, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare–with Roberts leaving his conservative principles in order to cast the deciding vote.
Clinton has also promised to carry on Obama Administration principles, to use executive orders to impose gun control, to promote late-term abortion, to stand for gay marriage, and to force Russia’s hand. In the last debate, Clinton said she would institute a no-fly zone over Syria–which would take us very close to a third wold war.
Allegations Pile up of Trump’s Sexual Misconduct
Donald Trump was hit with eight allegations of sexual misconduct towards women. Many of the accounts have been refuted by witnesses, saying they were with Trump at the time the incidents supposedly took place.
  • One accuser was Jessica Leeds, a flight attendant for Braniff Airlines who accused Trump of groping her on a flight in 1980. A business man, Anthony Gilberthrope, who watched the two interact says Leeds was flirting but Trump never touched her. Gilberthorpe says that when Trump got up to use the bathroom, Leeds admitted she wanted to marry Trump.
  • Another accuser says she was groped by Trump at his Mar-a-Lago Resort in 2000. Trump’s butler, Anthony Senecal, says he was there at the time, and called her story nonsense.
Other women have come forward, including a writer for People Magazine, and a contestant on The Apprentice. The stories have been questioned because either there were eye-witnesses who contradict the women’s statements, or the facts related to the event in question (such as date/time) areincorrect. One woman claims she and Trump were waiting for an elevator and he kissed her without her permission.
Trump maintains each of these allegations are false. At a rally in North Carolina, he told his supporters, “The whole thing is one big fix… The press can’t write the kind of things they write, which are lies, lies, lies.”
Every believer must make up his or her own mind, pray for direction, and vote his or her conscience on November 8
How to Pray: Father, out of the ash heap of this campaign cycle, raise up a president who will hear Your voice and follow Your direction. Keep the candidates safe, and provide the means for a fair election. As we seek You in all things, bless the believers in Jesus, and bless this nation. Amen.
Psa 33:12 – Blessed [is] the nation whose God [is] the LORD; [and] the people [whom] he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
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  1. Thank you for that timely word! I was watching something last night about Putin. Bless you, Anne Gent

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