Breaking Israel News: Although the administration prefers “peace to war,” U.S. President Donald Trump is “fully prepared” to authorize military action against Turkey, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday.
In an interview with CNBC’s Wilfred Frost, Pompeo said the “world should know” that “where we see American interests at stake or fundamental norms around the world that need to be enforced, we’ll use all the powers that we have.”
O mortal, turn your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Prophesy against him, Ezekiel 38:2 (The Israel Bible™)
Opinion: The Israeli websites often quote Gog and Magog, although if our analysis of Ezekiel 38:13 is correct, neither the US, Britain or Israel’s new friend Saudi Arabia will take part.
“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)
Motive for attack: Great plunder, possible fulfillment of Genesis 49:25 “By the God of your father who will help you, And by the Almighty who will bless you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.”
US and Turkey are both members of NATO:
NATO ARTICLE 8
Each Party declares that none of the international engagements now in force between it and any other of the Parties or any third State is in conflict with the provisions of this Treaty, and undertakes not to enter into any international engagement in conflict with this Treaty.
Essentially, then, this means “By signing this treaty we agree not to start a fight with other NATO members”. If you attacked another NATO member, you would be breaking this article and would therefore be in breach of the treaty.
Anyone breaking Article 8/breaching the treaty would be liable to be expelled from NATO. Once they’re expelled, they would then be outside NATO and treated no differently to anyone else attacking a NATO member.
Members of NATO have agreed to a system of collective defense for its members. This means that member states will step in and offer mutual defense when an outside party attacks one of the member states.
So what’s it going to be? Probably a war of words.