Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Approaching a Point of Crisis

World events are getting deadly serious.  Yet I'm quite sure most Americans haven't a clue.

This makes me wonder again about Matthew 24 and if WE are the apathetic generation that is so busy eating at Applebees, drinking at their local pubs, spending $50,000 on lavish weddings, building million dollar homes using low interest rates....and yet we don't realize how close we are (as a nation) to devastating times caused by catastrophic events that could happen here or abroad.

Matthew 24
37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away.

Syria gassed more people today using illegal WMD's even though we had been told Syria had destroyed them all with Russia's certification.

The deadliest chemical weapons attack in years in Syria killed dozens of people in northern Idlib province on Tuesday morning, including children, and sickened scores more, according to medics, rescuers and witnesses in the rebel-held province, who said the gas had been delivered by a government airstrike.

A few hours later, according to several witnesses, another airstrike hit one of the clinics treating victims, who had been farmed out to smaller hospitals and maternity wards because the area’s largest hospital had been severely damaged by an airstrike two days earlier.

Here;  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/world/middleeast/syria-gas-attack.html?_r=0

And happening in the same neighborhood just a few weeks ago, Israel carried out a bombing run into Syria and their jets were chased back into Israel by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles that were destroyed once they entered Israel's airspace.

Syria wasn't happy....but even worse RUSSIA WASN'T HAPPY with Israel's actions and told Israel that they BETTER NOT INTERFERE with Russia's plans to dominate Syria and set up a Middle East Forward Operating Base.

Can you smell Ezekiel 38 in the air?

Notice how, once again, we find Israel, Russia, Syria and Iran all heading towards conflict.

Late on Friday, March 17th, Israeli fighter jets crossed the Syrian border and carried out bombing raids against targets located in or near Palmyra. It represents the most northerly point Israel have ever attacked in Syria since the beginning of the civil war in 2011. It is believed Israel were targeting Hezbollah advanced weapons transfers.

The Syrian response was immediate, launching several anti-aircraft missiles which pursued the IDF jets back into Israeli airspace. Israel were then forced, for the first time, to deploy the new Arrow defense system, which according the Israeli government successfully intercepted the Syrian anti-aircraft missiles just moments before they hit the retreating Israeli jets.

Syria replied officially through its Ambassador to the United Nation’s, Bashar Al Jaafari, who reflected a change of mood in the Syrian capital Damascus to such attacks, “the Syrian response was appropriate and changed the rules of the game.” [1]

The Syrian government, under Bashar Al Assad, is feeling increasingly empowered and to a very large degree immune from Israel’s more drastic military responses, due to Russia’s ever growing presence within Syria. Assad is beginning to feel secure again and also quite emboldened, to the point that he clearly no longer fears the consequences of firing upon Israeli jets, or perhaps even upon Israel itself.

Shortly after the successful bombing raid, Israel’s Ambassador to Russia, Cary Koren, was summoned to Moscow to hear the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister deliver a stern and severe rebuke, warning Israel in no uncertain terms not to interfere again in future Russian plans for Syria. [2]

Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli Defense Minister responded as only he can, by threatening to wipe out all Syrian anti-aircraft batteries that fire on intruding Israeli bombers in the future.These Israeli fears have led the defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman, to threaten to wipe out any Syria anti-aircraft battery that fires on intruding Israeli bombers.These Israeli fears have led the defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman, to threaten to wipe out any Syria anti-aircraft battery that fires on intruding Israeli bombers.These Israeli fears have led the defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman, to threaten to wipe out any Syria anti-aircraft battery that fires on intruding Israeli bombers.

Israel are heading towards war. Though much of Israel’s future security strategy is understandably shrouded in secrecy, there are enough fragments of publically available information to clearly signpost in which direction Israel is headed.

Israel, for its part, seems to be in no mood to draw back from its consistent policy of attacking arms transfers to Hezbollah, where ever they see them. The potential for future confrontation between Israel and Syria, or worse between Israel and Russia is now a very real and growing one.

The problem Israel faces is one of balance. Do they continue their policy of strikes against Hezbollah, diminishing their capabilities which have until this point proved a tactical success, but which also may provoke a much greater strategic problem for Israel by drawing Syria and Israel into a full blown military confrontation? Worse still, Israel may even be drawn into an open confrontation with Russia.

Ominously, the beginnings of this may be happening right now. At the United Nations on Sunday night, Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari, speaking of Israeli Ambassador Cary Koren’s summoning to the Russia Foreign ministry, revealed that a clear message had been sent to Israel, “Putin sent a clear message, and (Israel) were told categorically that this game is over.” [8]

Events in Syria will continue to deteriorate from Israel’s strategic point of view. Bashar al-Assad, increasingly empowered, emboldened and now antagonistic, will continue to tighten his growing grip on Syria. Israeli border areas will continue to be flooded with Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah with fighters, all of whom are armed to the teeth and intent upon confronting the Jewish state with an arsenal so vast that it exceeds all of Europe’s armies current conventional capabilities put together. [9]

Russia will also continue to turn Syria into essentially one huge forward operating base.

Here;  http://www.raptureready.com/2017/04/02/an-approaching-point-of-crisis-by-matt-ward/

Hmmmm....Russia threatening Israel.....that's not going to go well.

Ezekiel 38
21 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.’


2 Comments:

Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Dennis, happy belated birthday!! Jim only told me about your blog yesterday. Had I known you were blogging, I would have followed you from the start but now I do so I will be ab avid follower! I look forward to this! :)

April 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger dennis said...

Hi Unknown,
welcome! I'm not sure who this is as I know lots of guys named Jim...so maybe you can reach out to me some other way via text or email?

April 5, 2017 at 10:26 AM  

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