Putin condemns U.S. for turning away from Christian values (Second Coming Watch Update #469)

Putin condemns U.S. for turning away from Christian values (Second Coming Watch Update #469)

Date: January 30, 2014

By: Daniel Whyte III

Description: 1. According to Breitbart, Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the West, including the United States, for eschewing Christian values and opting instead for a "path to degradation." In his State of the Nation speech last month, Putin asserted that, "Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan."

2. According to The Times of Israel, the head of Israel's most powerful intelligence agency depicted Wednesday a changing battlefield in which offensive cyber capabilities will, in the near future, represent the greatest shift in combat doctrine in over 1,000 years. Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the head of the IDF's Military Intelligence Directorate said, "Cyber, in my humble opinion, will be revealed in a not very long time as a revolution greater than the creation of gunpowder or the usage of the aerial space at the start of the past century." He called the possibilities inherent in cyber warfare "nearly limitless, and that is not a metaphor."

3. According to AFP (Agence France-Presse), a senior U.S. defense official has warned that China poses an increasing challenge to the US military's technological edge while budget pressures are hampering Washington's effort to stay ahead. Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, told la