Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Turkey and Russia Colllide

What the heck people?!?!  Now that Russia and Iran are fighting together in Syria...we thought Turkey would soon be joining them...thereby moving one step closer to creating the coalition mentioned in Ezekiel 38.

BUT.....Turkey just shot down a Russian fighter jet yesterday and that event has pushed them further apart.

Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that the Turkish downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border created a situation in the region that is "really bad and getting worse.

"I fear, even under the best of circumstances, what we saw today was round one," Hayden, who directed both the CIA and the National Security Agency, told "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth. "Somebody's going to paint someone else with an air-to-air radar, a fire-control radar."

"Someone's going to make a mistake," he said.

Turkey shot down the Russian jet after 10 warnings over five minutes that it was violating air space. The skirmish marked the first time a NATO member's armed forces had downed a Russian or Soviet military aircraft since the 1950s.

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of being accomplices of terrorism, warning of "very serious consequences." The countries were fierce enemies during the Cold War.

Hayden told Newsmax that Putin would retaliate viciously because he must do so "for the crowd," both domestically and internationally.

"Restoring some sense of Russian greatness — and then doing it for the crowd globally, trying to demonstrate to everyone that Russia is once again a global player."

"Frankly he's wrong on both counts," Hayden continued. "The circumstances today suggest that his armed forces are more than a brick shy of a load of what one needs to act, even pretend to act like a super power."

He said that Turkey responded because Putin was bombing moderate Turks who oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad instead of Islamic State terrorists.

"What the Russians were doing, not bombing ISIS, they were bombing Turkmen who are ethnically very, very similar to the Turks," he told Hayworth. "This is the opposition, the moderate opposition that we want to arm to move against Assad."


So we really aren't sure what is going to draw Turkey into the Ezekiel 38 coalition but we know they will because the Bible says they will.

For now we will just have to watch this all and file it under what Jesus told us to watch for, "Wars and rumors of war."


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