Why Throw U.S. Evangelicals into the Soros-Provoked Conflict in Ukraine?
By Julio Severo
“Ukrainians are again facing aggression from Russia, initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Christian blogger Warren Throckmorton asks whether U.S. evangelicals will step in to help,” said ChristianHeadlines.com editor Veronica Neffinger.
In a post titled “Do Evangelical Leaders Still Care about Ukraine?” Throckmorton recalls a short time ago when evangelicals spoke out about Putin’s actions toward Ukraine and called out President Obama for seemingly being unwilling to confront Putin’s aggression toward Russia’s neighbor.
However, now evangelicals seem to be remaining silent while President Trump also allows Putin to bomb Eastern Ukraine.
Trump has been accused for some time of being too friendly with Russia, although he alleges that having a diplomatic relationship with Putin is an asset for the U.S.
Even though Neffinger presents Obama as somehow indifferent to an alleged Russian aggression, Obama imposed several heavy sanctions against Russia. What did Neffinger want else? Direct U.S. military intervention?
It is a wonder that Neffinger used Throckmorton as a reliable source. According to a 2010 LifeSiteNews report, he made “waves by endorsing same-sex civil union legislation, and claiming that homosexuals can live ‘normal, natural and healthy’ lives.”
Throckmorton had no solid stance to wage the culture war against the homosexual agenda, and now does he want U.S. evangelicals involved in the Ukrainian conflict?
Before the U.S. invasion in Iraq, we conservatives were told that the invasion was necessary to help Israel and Christians. I read (and I spread) pieces by prominent U.S. evangelicals and their views supporting the invasion. But the aftermath was destruction, especially for Christians. Iraqi Christians, who numbered over 2 million, are now less than 400,000.
I support Trump’s ban on the Islamic immigration. But if the U.S. does not want to be invaded, it should not invade other nations. Iraq was invaded and its Christian population was ravaged. During his campaign, Trump denounced Bush and his invasion of Iraq.
Why should now Trump give in to neocons and accept their wish of war against Russia in Ukraine? Ukraine, which suffered a coup orchestrated by Obama, his State Department and Soros and other neocons, is very far away from the U.S.
Ukraine is more than another Iraq. It is a showcase of neocon ambitions. While Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Soros were calling the Ukrainian revolution a people’s revolution, in a WND report Michael Savage said,
“The situation in Ukraine has been painted as a conflict between Vladimir Putin’s Russia, the so-called bad guys, and Ukrainian rebels, the so-called good guys who seek to oust Russia from a position of influence in Ukraine and install a new government that will be responsive to the Ukrainian people. Don’t believe a word of it. The Ukrainian nationalists are fascists. Washington’s original purpose for staging a coup in Ukraine was to move Ukraine away from Russia and bring Ukraine into the European Union. In other words, the neocons and the bought-and-paid-for ‘moderates’ in the Obama administration wanted to wrest control of Ukraine from Putin’s hands and gain economic and energy control over the country. As Dr. Stephen F. Cohen has pointed out, Western nations, with the U.S. leading the way, have been provoking Putin for decades. We’ve expanded NATO to include former Soviet states — Ukraine looks like the next target — and we’ve attacked allies of Russia, including Libya and Iraq. The U.S. — along with other Western nations — through our incursions into the politics, economics and national security of Russia and several of its allies, has effectively caused the situation that is now unfolding in Ukraine. Cohen is right.”
Savage pointed that Obama and his neocons, not conservatives, created a revolution in Ukraine to draw it away from Russia and put it, eventually, into NATO’s orbit.
Therefore, the aggression did not come from Putin, as charged by Neffinger. It came directly from neocons.
“Soros has provided more than $100 million to support Ukrainian groups,” according to WorldNetDaily. The Ukrainian revolution was more than a people’s revolution. It was Soros’s revolution, and his special trophy. It is his revolutionary crown.
Yet, Soros has not funded only left-wing groups to support his Ukrainian revolution. Prominent Republicans who attacked Trump for his pro-Russian stance in their campaigns were also funded by Soros, according to Breitbart:
According to records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, and available at OpenSecrets.org, Soros Fund Management employees donated nearly $40,000 to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
What is the stance of these supposedly conservative Republicans on Ukraine? On July 10, 2016 Paul Ryan said, “The United States stands with Ukraine… and confront Russian aggression.”
A September 8, 2016 Los Angeles Times headline said, “Paul Ryan disagrees with Trump, calls Putin an ‘adversary.’”
On Marco Rubio, a October 2, 2015 DailyMail headline said, “Rubio pledges new sanctions against ‘gangster and thug’ Putin and ‘lethal military assistance’ to Ukraine if he’s elected president.”
On John McCain and Lindsey Graham, NewsMax had this February 10, 2017 headline, “McCain, Lindsey Graham Visit Military Outpost in Ukraine.”
Reuters had this January 1, 2017 headline, “Senator McCain says U.S. ‘must stand up to Vladimir Putin.’”
The USA Today had this December 31, 2016 headline, “McCain visits frontline Ukraine troops in anti-Putin gesture.”
On John Kasich, the DailySignal had this August 12, 2015 headline, “John Kasich: The US Should Be Providing Aid to Ukraine.”
On Jeb Bush, when asked “Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia?” he answered: “Yes, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine threatens the balance of power in the region.”
All those Republicans support the neocon war Soros created in Ukraine. All of them want war against Putin. All of them were funded by Soros, whose left-wing organizations were expelledfrom Russia by Putin.
All of them criticized Trump for his non-involvement, at least in his campaign, in the crisis Soros created in Ukraine.
In her piece inciting U.S. evangelicals to get involved in the Ukrainian crisis, Veronica Neffinger talks about “Putin bombing Ukraine” and about “confronting Putin’s aggression.”
Yet, Putin did not create the crisis. He is only answering Soros’s aggression. A May 27, 2014 Infowars headline said, “Soros Admits Responsibility for Coup and Mass Murder in Ukraine.”
On the Neffinger article, Rev. Scott Lively said in answer to a Julio Severo’ question, “I think the Ukraine mess is the predictable result of Obama’s determination to restart the Cold War due to Russia’s hostility to the LGBT agenda, by staging the coup to force regime change in pro-Russia Ukraine. The civil war still raging will need to be resolved by Trump and Putin, probably by splitting the country.”
Readers of the Neffinger article said,
Betty Gray: “Obama and Soros overthrew the elected leader of the Ukraine to put in their man. I say the Ukraine is next to Putin, it is his business; especially for the regions who want to leave.”
John Xanthopoulos (Professor at University of Montana Western): “Utter nonsense! Russia is not bombing Ukraine! Can the Evangelicals find something productive to do and mind their own business!”
Deanna Miling Swarvar (Ferris State University): “We should no way get ourselves involved in another conflict especially with Russia. Its time we tend to our own issues and let other countries take care of their own problems.”
In a 2014 piece in the American Thinker, my Jewish friend Don Feder, who is an American author, said,
Putin is a power player who cares more about Russia’s national interests, and Russian minorities in his near abroad, than in that mythical force known as world opinion. Would that America had a president who cared more about our interests than in promoting globalism and the left’s social agenda.
The Crimea’s population is 60% ethnic Russian. For most of the past 800 years, the Ukraine has been Russian.
An independent Ukraine disappeared in the 12th century. It reappeared briefly after the Bolshevik Revolution, only to be crushed by the Red Army and not emerge again until the fall of the Soviet Union. All of this fuss about the “territorial integrity” of a state born yesterday.
The Russian-backed government in Kiev came to power democratically, but was ousted by the [Soros coup]. We’re told that the interim government is pro-Western and pro-EU.
When Reagan was president, the expression pro-Western meant something. It meant pro-representative government, pro-human rights and pro-Western (Judeo-Christian) values.
Today, it means a willingness to accept same-sex “marriage,” abortion on demand, an anti-religion ethos – the agenda of the EU’s cultural commissars — and the economic dictates of the Brussels bureaucracy.
Putin doesn’t want to see the EU — and, possibly, NATO — on his doorstep. Do you blame him? If someone overthrew a democratically elected, pro-American government in Ottawa and replaced it with an interim regime hostile to our interests, that contained neo-Nazi elements and which immediately moved against English-speaking Canadians, it would irritate us too…
But don’t I care about a possible Russian annexation of the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine (with its Russian-oriented, Orthodox population), conservatives who are still fighting the Cold War ask me? Not really.
Obama and neocons initiated the Ukrainian crisis through Democratic and Republican puppets funded by Soros to provoke Russia and Putin.
And now does Neffinger want evangelicals to confront Russia and Putin by using as reference Warren Throckmorton, a Christian psychologist confused about sodomy, an evangelical who does not fight the gay agenda, but wants to incite evangelicals in neocon wars?
Then Neffinger cited Paul Kengor, who said, “The ‘Putin-likes-me’ attitude of Trump is a fatal conceit… It is also the polar opposite of Ronald Reagan’s statements and attitude toward the Russians.”
A fiery anticommunist activist would never want to talk with red leaders. He would repay hatred with hatred, as Hitler did. But Reagan really sat with them. In fact, he took Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader, to his ranch, to feel his family life and his warm reception.
Reagan worked to quench the Soviet hatred with Christian conservative consideration.
Margaret Thatcher said, “Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot.” His shot was his ranch!
Reagan took Gorbachev to his ranch because he wanted to cultivate friendship, not hatred. The Soviet Union knew how to cultivate hatred. Reagan knew how to cultivate friendship.
There is no Soviet Union today, and no Reagan. But there is so a heavy hostile neocon climate that if Trump continues trying to cultivate friendship with Putin or take him to his ranch, Soros-funded Republicans and Throckmorton-incited evangelicals will charge Trump of cowardly appeasement.
Yet, today’s reality is not what Kengor seems to have tried to portray: U.S. Christian capitalism vs. Soviet atheistic communism. The conflict today is the U.S. and especially its evangelicals giving in to neocons and their wars.
The conflict is neocons vs. Putin or Putin vs. neocons. Which side will Trump choose? Which side will U.S. evangelicals choose?
Ukraine and its crisis are not a problem for the U.S. and its disastrous foreign policy, which caused the crisis.
Now, the least the U.S. can do is to let Putin try to clean the mess Obama, neocons and Soros did in Ukraine against Russia.
Evangelicals should not get involved in neocon wars. But they can pray that God’s will may prevail over Soros and neocons.
They can also encourage Trump to fulfill his campaign discourse, which was essentially against neocons. Only with God’s help Trump can resist neocons.
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