Middle East Current Events Update, May 31, 2018


Amir’s update on the Gaza crisis, Syria, Turkey and the collapse of the European Union with the fall of the Italian government.

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Deliver an ‘Ottoman Slap’ in ‘Failing Europe’, Erdogan Tells E.U.’s Muslims


People wave Turkish flags, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the Bosnian capital to address supporters living in Europe, ahead of snap elections in his country. Turkey will vote on June 24, more than a year earlier than scheduled, in parliamentary …Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan condemned Europe’s treatment of Turks yesterday as he used a fiery speech to urge the continent’s Muslims to stand up and fight for their rights in “failing democracies.”
His call at a massed rally in Sarajevo, Bosnia was met by ringing cries of “Allahu akbar ” and “Sultan Erdogan” from thousands of expatriate Turks, the Times reports.

“The European countries that claim to be the cradles of democracy have failed,” he told 15,000 cheering members of the Turkish diaspora, many of whom had travelled from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands… more

Trump’s First War? Turkey Declares a Military Frontline Against America


Turkish army troops gather near the Syrian border at Hassa, in Hatay province on January 21, 2018The U.S.-Turkish relationship had endured for over 70 years. But now Turkey wants to muscle the Americans out the Middle East. On a bogus pretext and backed by Russia, Turkey has launched an incursion into Syria – and a proxy war against the U.S.

Ankara’s latest military operation into the Afrin enclave in Syria is yet another example of Turkey’s drift from NATO. It is a de facto proxy war against the United States and part of a broader Turkish ambition for regional hegemony.

The U.S.-Turkish relationship had endured for over 70 years. In March 1947, President Harry S. Truman announced to congress that his government would endeavour to support any nation threatened by communism. In what became known as the Truman Doctrine, the president pledged $400 million in support of both Greece and Turkey…. more

Iran, Russia and Turkey meet to plan Syria’s future — without U.S.


Chicago Tribune: The leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey met Wednesday for high-level talks on ending the Syrian war, cementing their influence on the outcome of the conflict and isolating the United States from the region’s most crucial diplomacy.

The three presidents — Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Iran’s Hassan Rouhani and Russia’s Vladimir Putin — gathered in the Turkish capital, Ankara, where they pledged to cooperate on reconstruction and aid. They also vowed to protect Syria’s “territorial integrity,” even as all three nations maintain a military presence inside the country.

The leaders called for more support from the international community and emphasized their opposition to “separatist agendas” in Syria… more

Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: Three amigos are taking over Syria while the US proudly announces a pull-out.

Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal; and I will turn you around and lead you on, bringing you up from the far north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel.” Ezekiel 39:2

A 7-nation coalition led by Russia, Iran and Turkey will attack from the mountains in the north …

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… while a 4 nation alliance, Cush (Sudan), Somalia, Ethiopia and Put (Libya), of North African nations will come up from the south (Ezekiel 38:5 NIV):

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It is remarkable that the US is pulling out since Ezekiel 38:13 appears to be be an indication that the US, Britain and Israel’s new friend, Saudi Arabia, will be powerless to stop the invasion:

Ezekiel 38:13 “Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?

  • Sheba and Dedan are cities in Saudi Arabia
  • Merchants of Tarshish represents Spaniards who sailed from Spain to bring back tin (Britain)
  • The lion is the symbol for Britain – young lions may then represent America and colonies. (All three nations are depicted as powerless)

Bible prophecy must be and will be fulfilled perfectly.

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Preparing To Take Plunder and Booty From Israel
The Old Testament speaks a lot about destroying the Israelites. When they were obedient to God then God protected them and they won wars, and when they were disobedient to God He handed them over to their enemies. Israel is God’s chosen people therefore many despise and HATE Israel. The bible tells us in Psalm 83:4 They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!” They have been wanting to destroy Israel since the Old Testament. So what … read more

Preparing To Take Plunder and Booty From Israel


Ezekiel 38:12 to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. 13 Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?””

The Old Testament speaks a lot about destroying the Israelites. When they were obedient to God then God protected them and they won wars, and when they were disobedient to God He handed them over to their enemies.

Israel is God’s chosen people therefore many despise and HATE Israel. The bible tells us in Psalm 83:4 They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”

They have been wanting to destroy Israel since the Old Testament. So what we are witnessing today is nothing new but of old. So, why do they want to wipe Israel out? Where does all this hate come from that began in the Old Testament to the news occurring today? Is it about the land? Is it about a god? Is it about power? What is this all about… more

PRESIDENTS OF IRAN, RUSSIA AND TURKEY PARLEY OVER SYRIA’S FUTURE


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in in Ankara on Wednesday for a three-way summit on the Syrian conflict.

The leaders were determined to speed up efforts to ensure “calm on the ground” in Syria, and to protect civilians in “de-escalation areas,” according to a joint statement posted on Rouhani’s presidential website.
The three countries are working together to try to reduce the violence in Syria despite supporting opposing sides in the war. Russia and Iran are Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s strongest backers, while Turkey supports anti-Assad insurgents.

Despite their differences Iran, Russia and Turkey are three of the major powers involved in a conflict whose course has been largely defined by foreign interventions, and their influence could increase further if the United States pulls out… more

My oh my what does this sound like?

WHAT DOES SCRIPTURE SAY ABOUT GOG & MAGOG WAR
This is a full explanation of the gog and magog war. Ezekiel 38 Amplified Bible (AMP) 38 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, of Meshech, and of Tubal, and prophesy against him, Lord is speaking to Ezekiel… more

Who is Gog – Leader of Russia (person not land)
Who is Land of Magog – Russia
Who is Persia – Iran
Who is Gomer and all his hordes – Turkey
Who is house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the North and all his hordes – Turkey

‘ARMY OF ISLAM’ WOULD BE WORLD’S BIGGEST MILITARY


A depiction of an 'Army of Islam' against Israel published in the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak (courtesy MEMRI)WASHINGTON – When Turkey’s semi-official newspaper Yeni Şafak called for urgent action in forming a 57-nation “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack Israel, a suggestion undoubtedly approved with at least a wink and nod by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it would signal the possible intent to create the largest military force on the planet – one nearly as large as the total population of the Jewish state.

The report came just ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and was published under the headline “What if an Army of Islam was formed against Israel?” It was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

But it wasn’t a rhetorical question. It was actually a suggestion to combine the military forces of all Islamic countries to overwhelm the Israeli army in manpower, budget and equipment – even boasting with statistics…. more

Opinion BY BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: With Israel’s population standing at approximately 8.5 million, of which 6.5 million are Jewish, the threat of an army of an estimated 5-8 million men would be formidable but not without precedent.

The Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is close to Recep Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, published an article titled “A Call for Urgent Action”, which is not too different to the Psalm 83:4 rallying cry: Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.

Since Psalm 83 involves both Sunni and Shia, it may well be that Recep Erdogan could be the financier of the Sunni contingent:

  • Edom and Amalek – (Palestinians of West Bank and Gaza) – Sunni
  • Philistia – (Palestinians of Gaza) – Sunni
  • Ammon, Moab – (Arabs of central and northern Jordan) – Sunni
  • Hagrites – (Mixed Egyptians and Arabs) – Sunni
  • Ishmaelites – (Arabs of Saudi Arabia) – Sunni

While Iran the financier of the Shia side:

  • Gebal and Tyre – (Arabs of northern and southern Lebanon) – Shia
  • Assyria – (Arabs of Syria and northern Iraq) – Kurds and Shia)

The Psalm 83 war will be massive but nowhere near the 57 nations that Erdogan envisions. The last war of Armageddon, however, is.

Daniel 11:40: “At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him (Antichrist); and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through.” 

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Daniel 11:44: “But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many.”

The kings of the East are coming (Revelation 16:12) to battle Christ. By this time in the great battle, the kings of the north and south will have been weakened and a 200-million-man army from the east (of Israel) will cross a dried-up Euphrates River to try to stop Christ on His return.

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Daniel 11:45: “And he (Antichrist) shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas (Mediterranean) and the glorious holy mountain (Temple Mount); yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him.”

It will be the bloodiest battle in history (Ps. 2:2-3Zech. 14:3). The destruction resulting will be such that the blood of the armies will reach to the horses’ bridles for 200 miles.

Turkey to extend military campaign into northeast Syria


Turkish military and Free Syrian Army take Afrin; ISIS takes over Syrian oil field, as well as small region in Damascus; Erdogan announces military campaign on remaining “terrorist” in northern Syria.

An invasion of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) into the western bank of the Euphrates is imminent as Turkey announced it would continue its military campaign into northeast Syria after taking Afrin.

The Assad regime continues its attacks on Ghouta outside of Damascus killing innocent civilians, including a reported 15 children killed in the past 24 hours…. more