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.
Opinion: 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 …
… 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):
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.