Article sounds like a Braggadocio campaign to show Russia’s muscle power, no different than N.K. I’m sure all these 52 nations will get the privilege to fight the King of King’s and Lord of Lord’s in the great battle when nations come to fight against the host of heaven with Jesus as commander. Are they so stuporous in believing they can come against the armies of the living God? This is how arrogant the world will become. God created man but then man wants to fight against God. Man thinks he is god and can conquer the world. These little humans of flesh trust their brawn to fire missiles at Jesus and His angels or buzz helicopters around them. So ridiculous that you can’t believe mankind can be so pompous. It is written and it will come to pass.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Russia Sold $15 Billion Weapons in 2017
Only the US which is able to strong-arm governments into buying American (or outright subsidizes the purchases) sold more
(Defence Talk) Feb 9, 2018
Russia sold around $15 billion worth of weapons in 2017, maintaining a similar level of sales to the previous year, the country’s agency responsible for military exports Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday.
“In 2017 Rosoboronexport signed contracts worth approximately $15 billion with customers in 53 countries,” the agency’s CEO Alexander Mikheev said in a statement.
He added that the results “allow Russia to maintain its dominant position in the world arms market”.
According to Stockholm’s independent institute researching arms control, Sipri, the United States topped the world ranking of arms exporters between 2012 and 2016, with 33% of the market, followed by Russia (23%), China (6.2%) and France (6%).
A long-time supplier to India and China, Moscow has also provided equipment to the Syrian regime in recent years, which the Kremlin steadfastly supports.
“Despite unprecedented pressure from a number of Western countries and the unfair methods of competition they are using, we have managed to enter new markets,” Mikheev said in the statement.
He listed “a certain number of new clients in the Asia Pacific region and in the Middle East” without giving specific details.
Last week, the US State Department said some governments were beginning to renounce arms deals with Russia following a law Congress passed last summer that banned all dealings with 39 Russian arms companies.
In 2016, Russia made more than $15 billion in arms shipments to 52 countries.
Source: Defence Talk