- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced on Friday, Sept. 28 that Russia had already handed over advanced S-300 missile defense systems to Syria.
- Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, commented caustically to Arab media on Friday that Israel should stop noting “our mistakes.” He was referring to disparaging, possibly patronizing, remarks from Israel military sources when they disowned responsibility for the IL-20 crash.
- Russian military experts described the new electronic warfare systems – through local media – as already installed in Syria, in line with Shoigu’s pledge, and capable of tracking Israeli planes in Israel and Europe when they were still on the ground.
- In addition to the S-300 and enhanced EW systems, the Russians are working overtime to install a new, short-range, Pechora M2 anti-missile system, for boosting the defenses of Damascus. more …
Opinion: We warned last week of a serious escalation after Israel was accused of downing a Russian jet over Syria.
September 18: CNN “Syria antiaircraft fire downed a Russian military plane after an Israeli attack on Syrian positions, killing 15 people on board, Moscow said.”
September 18: The Guardian “A Russian military spokesman said Israeli F-16 pilots were using the Russian plane as a shield while carrying out missile strikes against targets in Syria’s Latakia province and put it in the line of fire from Syrian anti-aircraft batteries.”
September 23: Haaretz “Russia: Israel to Blame for Downed Plane Over Syria, Deliberately Misled Us.”
September 29: Debkafile: “Russian expert: New electronic warfare system, Krasukha-4, capable of combating precision weapons—guided bombs and missiles in Syria and can track planes in Israel and Europe.”
September 29: Debka “Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed Friday that Russia had already handed over to Syria S-300 air defense systems. The S-300 had begun to be delivered to Syria.”
Escalation? Russia now has the ability to jam Israeli flight systems, spy satellite tracking systems, navigation systems and the movement of Israeli jets.
Ezekiel 38:8-9: “… In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
Israel was brought back to the land on May 14, 1948. ‘Sword’ in Hebrew can be synonymous with ending or commencing war, indicating Israel will win a major war against its hostile neighbors and will dwell in a false peace. Verse 9 indicates Israel will be caught by surprise as Gog (Russian Prince, Ezekiel 38:1-2) and his armies move in for a final assault.
Since the advent of spy satellites and sophisticated electronic tracking devices, Bible scholars have debated how in the world can any nation pull off a surprise attack?
Now we know.