Russia’s Grab of Crimea to Bolster Its Population and Economy

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 18:14 PM
March 31, 2014

Russian-drunkeness    Why did prominent scholars and deep-digging investigative journalists figure out years ago that Russia would invade Ukraine and other post-Soviet Union countries, and American politicians and spy agencies did not? Good question!

Zachary Keck, Ilan Berman and an AFP journalists all foresaw that Putin would invade countries with vast Russian populations in order to increase diminishing numbers of ethnic Russians still living in Russia.

In thediplomat.com, Zachary Keck wrote: “Russia is doomed over the long-term, and its short-term maneuvers aren’t enough to compensate for this fact.  Traditionally, Russian power has rested on four pillars: population, energy, weaponry and geography. Three of these are diminishing.”

Keck argues the lost of population began in World War II:  “ . . . the Soviet Union lost somewhere between 22 and 28 million people during WWII. To put this in perspective, the United States and Great Britain each lost less than half a million people and even Germany only lost between 7 and 9 million lives during the war.

“Yet like most of Europe, Russia has recently seen its population dwindle even as countries like China, India and much of the third world have seen sharp rises in their own populations.”

The only pillar left is energy, and in ‘Putin and the Laws of Gravity,’ Thomas Friedman establishes that even as the prices of traditional gas and oil energies decline, major economies increasingly turn to solar and wind power alternatives.

Additionally, AFP News Service published ‘Vladimir Putin Vows to Reverse Russian Population Decline,’ in Russia_death_rates_2012telegraph.co.uk two years ago. Putin promised:  “If we manage to formulate and implement an effective complex people-saving strategy, Russia’s population will go up to 154 million.”

Granted he claimed to be speaking about addressing social issues such as drugs, alcoholism, suicides, growing violence and murders, but taking over former Soviet nations is certainly an easier way to address declining populations.

In his groundbreaking book, ‘Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America,’ published last year, Ilan Berman easily established that Russia’s population declines to points of extinction within a few decades.

With the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian rulers can no longer order citizens to stay or go to a specific place.  Thus, in addition to extremely heavy abortion statistics, Russian citizens are leaving the country in droves.

Like Friedman, Berman posits that Putin’s economic plan is always based on the present, not evolving possibilities of the future. Based on his observations in the last five years, Berman even insisted last year that Russians citizens would eagerly go to war to force such countries as Poland and Ukraine back into Russia.

The question is why couldn’t American officials–-especially its spy networks––see these inevitable truths before Russia invaded Ukraine.  Why could they not see that within their souls, Russia yearns to be a rich, great empire again, and that they will increasingly go to war to make that happen.

However, axis and allies history world war proves that time cannot be reversed. Russia wants its empire back. So do Syria, Iran and Iraq. Of course, the Holy Roman Empire insists that it still has its empire within the European Union.  But then, God’s Word says “Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29: 18).” But with their wrong visions, billions of people will perish in WWIII.

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