Sunday, March 2, 2014

Update from Crimea by David Schneier

I have received several reports from a leader and long time friend in Crimea, Ukraine about what is going on there right now. Here is what he said with some minor corrections:

"Now we have not real restrictions, but maybe we must not make big  concerts to celebrate Jewish festivals. We need for praying about peace, shalom, God's protection and provision, against anti-Semitism and all kind of aggression, link(?) and transport. Crimea events are only beginning...

There are 6 tanks in Pheodosia, TV said that Russians are in Yevpatoria, but we did not see them, they may be in Simferopol, in Yalta "Kazaki"(Cossacks) from Russia. President Turchinov made Ukrainian troops in full ready condition. Prime minister of Crimea Aksenov said that all crime forces (police) must listen only to him ."

It's hard to imagine that one day that you could be leading a band of congregations in a unified Ukraine and in the next day you find yourself possibly in a new country forcibly created by Putin and Russia.  This is like the invasion of the country of Georgia all over again and the world is negotiating with a former big wig of the KGB. Reminds me also of Europe negotiating with Hitler over Poland and Czechoslovakia. People's lives and liberty are at stake! And what are we going to do? Stand by and let more territory be gobbled up by the descendants of Stalin who managed to murder perhaps seven million Ukrainians farmers and their families in the early 1930's through systematic starvation or in work camps in Siberia. We are telling Russia not to send in troops but their soldiers and tanks are already there.

Where are the howls of those who batter Israel every day through boycotts and one sided investigations? Where is the press coverage against blatant aggression by Russia! As Natan Sharansky said the problem in the West is that the people cannot see evil. Maybe the boycott Israel movement will start a boycott Russia campaign?

Pray for the families of believers and those who only want to be free in Ukraine whose lives are being turned upside down. They are watching the freedom gained in the early 1990's slip away to their former oppressors while we try to deal with leaders whose hearts have grown cold with power and corruption. Shalom. David Schneier

No comments :

Post a Comment