To make clear what Putin was referring to in this historic speech before the Russian people, he said that a group who planned to destroy Russia from the inside was defeated because the people had recognized these imposters and rejected them. This group was not a foreign invasion, but was a political/religious group that pretended to care about Russia but secretly planned to bring the country down after winning the election. This is precisely what is happening today in the United States, and it is this same group that today makes decisions intended to run our once great country into the ground. When one understands this threat, one begins to understand why so many seemingly insane decisions are made at the highest levels of the U.S. government that further erode our crumbling infrastructure. 

Ascension Earth 2012