Oct 112016
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan arrive for a news conference following their meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan arrive for a news conference following their meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Reuters News: “Turkey and Russia signed an agreement on Monday for the construction of a major undersea gas pipeline and vowed to seek common ground on the war in Syria, accelerating a normalization in ties nearly a year after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hosted Russia’s Vladimir Putin at an Ottoman-era villa in Istanbul for talks which touched on energy deals, trade and tourism ties, defense and the conflict in Syria, where the two leaders back opposing sides.

“Today has been a full day with President Putin of discussing Russia-Turkish relations … I have full confidence that the normalization of Turkish-Russian ties will continue at a fast pace,” Erdogan told a joint news conference.”

Opinion: Follow the energy.

  • Trouble started between Israel and Turkey over the Mavi Marmara incident (Gaza flotilla) in 2010.
  • Trouble started between Turkey and Russia over the November 2015 downing of a Russian jet forcing Erdogan to adjust his foreign policy and address its energy security issues by reestablishing ties with Israel.
  • Turkey needs natural gas, Israel has it, so does Russia, and Mr. Putin is not about to let Israel take away Russia’s customers.

Here is the problem: Israel’s natural gas line has to go first through Cyprus and then Turkey, which is the bridge between east and west, and Mr. Putin is determined to stop that from happening.

Backdrop for war?

If Israel can get enough foreign investment to get a pipeline built, Netanyahu will find himself as a major competitor with Russia whose economy depends on the sale of natural gas and oil from its state-owned oil giant Gazprom.

We know that sometime in the future after Israel is victorious in a war over her surrounding neighbors (Psalm 83:1-8), and is living in a false peace, Russia will launch a surprise invasion (Ezekiel 38:1-6) along with Turkey, Iran and North African allies on the mountains of Israel.

This attack will look to the world as certain doom for the Jewish state until God intervenes, since for reasons still un-clear, the US, Britain and Saudi Arabia will be powerless to stop it (Ezekiel 38:13).

(For more details on the war of Gog and Magog see Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 6, tab on the home page of the website)


Sep 122016


Debkafile: “The Syrian cease-fire agreement that US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced Friday night, September 9, in Geneva hands Syrian affairs over to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and the country’s military.

The accord marked a sharp reversal for Washington. In his meeting with Putin in China last week, US President Barack Obama did not agree to those steps for the simple reason that such an agreement would be in line with the policy and stance of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, not those of the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Opinion: Abandon ship. President Obama has stopped supporting the rebel factions, leaving them wide open to Russian and Turkish attack, while the US takes another step in leaving the Middle East.

One sentence in the Debkafile report is ominous:

“The G20 therefore, instead of promoting new US-Russian understanding, gave the impetus to a new Russian-Turkish partnership.”

highWith Russia and Turkey entrenched in Syria, it is not hard to connect the prophecy of Ezekiel 39:1-2

“And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh (Russia), Meshech, and Tubal (Turkey); 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.

The Golan Heights are in north Israel and provide a mountainous buffer between Israel and Syria.

Ezekiel does not leave us guessing as to the outcome:

“You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.”



Hamas spends $100 million a year on military infrastructure

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Sep 092016


The Times of Israel: “As the residents of the Gaza Strip endure daily hardships due to the dire economic situation in the enclave, their Hamas leaders spend over $100 million a year on the group’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, according to estimates by both Israeli and Palestinian sources. Spending on digging tunnels accounts for some $40 million of that annual sum.

By way of comparison, the budget of the last Hamas government, which dissolved in April 2014, was $530 million. In other words, some 20 percent of the budget was funneled toward arming the group with advanced weapons, digging tunnels, training, and salaries for Hamas fighters.”

Opinion: A trip down memory lane with Hamas:

Hamas is the terror arm of the Muslim Brotherhood – President Obama gave the Muslim Brotherhood legitimacy by inviting them to his 2009 Cairo speech – The Muslim Brotherhood sponsors the Council on American-Islamic Relations – CAIR has a seat at the table in the Obama administration – Hillary Clinton’s chief advisor, Huma Abedin has family connections to the Muslim Brotherhood – The president of Egypt arrested Muslim Brotherhood leaders – US and Egypt relations are in shambles – Hamas’ only reason for existence is the destruction of Israel, it is in their charter.

Turkey, a NATO member who just re-established diplomatic relations with Israel, is a financial supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, as is Qatar.

What is interesting about Hamas, whose name means violence in Hebrew (chamas), is that it receives moral support from supposedly civilized western societies.

Yesterday, a Dutch politician (who is a Muslim Turk) refused to shake the outstretched hand of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was on a visit to the Netherlands.


Turkey Criticizes Israel's Response To Hamas Rocket Attack

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Aug 222016
Turkey Criticizes Israel's Response To Hamas Rocket Attack

JPost: “In response to a rebuke issued Monday afternoon by the Turkish government following a military strike on the Gaza Strip, the Foreign Ministry released a stern reply calling the comments “baseless,” adding that Turkey had little latitude in criticizing the military actions of other nations. “The normalization of our relations with Turkey does not


Rushed evacuation of US nukes from Incirlik

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Aug 192016
Rushed evacuation of US nukes from Incirlik

Debkafile: “In an earthshaking Middle East development, the United States has begun secretly evacuating the tactical nuclear weapons it had stockpiled at the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik and is transporting them to US bases in Romania. The Obama administration has thus taken another step towards folding its tents in the Middle East. In contrast,


Turkey bankrolling Hamas, German officials say

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Aug 182016
Turkey bankrolling Hamas, German officials say

Arutz Sheva: “German government officials accused Turkey’s regime of financing terrorist groups in the Middle East, including Hamas. The report released Tuesday by the German radio station ARD cited a classified document sent from the Germany’s Interior Ministry to the Left Party saying that members of the government consider the Turkish regime under President Recep

Aug 152016
Russia Building New Underground Nuclear Command Posts

Washington Free Beacon: “Russia is building large numbers of underground nuclear command bunkers in the latest sign Moscow is moving ahead with a major strategic forces modernization program. U.S. intelligence officials said construction has been underway for several years on “dozens” of underground bunkers in Moscow and around the country. Disclosure of the underground command

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