Debkafile: “The talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan in St. Petersburg scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, are causing trepidation among Israel’s policy-makers and military leaders.
Their summit takes place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, concluding nine months of hostility between the two capitals that was sparked by Turkish jets shooting down a Russian SU-24 warplane over the Syrian border on Nov. 24, 2015.
The feud was put to rest on July 17 – two days after Erdogan suppressed the attempted military coup against his rule. The Turkish ruler decided there and then to exploit the episode to expand his strength and use it not only for a massive settling of accounts with his critics, but also as a springboard for parlaying his reconciliation with Moscow for a strategic pact with Russia.”
Opinion: Ripped from the verses of Ezekiel 38:1-6:
“Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.”
“Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you (Ez. 38:4-6 NIV)
To identify the nations Ezekiel prophesied about we have to go back to Genesis:
God told Noah to re-populate the earth. His three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth spread out to fulfill God’s plan (Genesis 10).
- Shem – Assyria, (Syria/northern Iraq)
- Ham – area of north Africa
- Japheth – area of Russia and Ukraine
Ezekiel’s cast of characters tells us who leads the alliance, who is in the alliance, and where the sons of Shem, Ham, Japheth settled:
- The prince (Gog) of Rosh (Russia)
- Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, Togarmah (sons of Japheth -Asia Minor -Turkey/Armenia)
- Cush: (son of Ham – Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia)
- Put: (son of Ham – Libya)
That Iran (Persia) Russia (Rosh) and Turkey/Armenia (Meshech, Tubal, Gomer and Togarmah) are forming an alliance today is a precursor to prophetic fulfillment.