Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In the news...

Iran's President, and a key player in the "Gog-MaGog" invasion of Israel, is back in the news with his usual rhetoric:

"Death Knell for Zionist regime"

The Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound flotilla sounded "the death knell of the Zionist regime,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an enthusiastic crowd at Istanbul's Abou Ayyoub Ansari Mosque on Tuesday.

He accused Israel of “unmatched crimes in the course of sixty some years of its history, that have been unprecedented in the history of mankind, the last of which has been invading the Gaza Peace Flotilla,” IRNA reported, added that the crowd responded with "Allahu akbar"

Interesting, of course, but note where this anti-Israel rant took place:

Ahmadinejad was in Turkey for the summit of a 20-member group of Asian countries – CICA – at which Turkey intended to propose a resolution condemning Israel's flotilla raid.

The Iranian president said the two nations were the “standard bearers of humanity and moralities” emphasizing, “everyone should know that the relations between the two countries are friendly, brotherly and deep rooted today and that the two countries would stand side by side till the end of the line,” IRNA reported.

"The two countries would stand side by side until the time of the end". How prophetic. He would have been more accurate (based upon biblical prophecy) to have stated "The two countries would stand side by side until we attack Israel and God strikes us down." Ahmadinejad was close to being accurate in his comments - he just didn't get it QUITE right.

"Turkey Changed Sides Years Ago"

Earlier this year, the situation became even more absurd as Turkey moved ever closer to becoming the third state to join the Iran-Syria bloc. Syria’s state-controlled newspaper and Iranian President Ahmadinejad openly referred to Turkey’s membership in their alliance, and no one in Washington even noticed what was happening. Even when, in May, Turkish policy stabbed the United States in the back by helping Iran launch a sanctions-avoidance plan, the Obama administration barely stirred.

A few weeks ago, the Turkish prime minister said that Iran isn’t developing nuclear weapons, that he regards President Ahmadinejad as a friend, and that even if Iran were building nuclear bombs it has a right to do so. And still no one in Washington noticed.

The current Turkish government hates Israel because it is an Islamist regime.

Note who its friends are: It cares nothing for the Lebanese people; it only backs Hezbollah. It never has a kind word for the Palestinian Authority or Fatah; the Turkish government’s friend is Hamas.

The way it has been presented is that Israel has attacked Turkey and its honor. Any hint that the demonstrators had attacked the soldiers, held extremist views, and refused to send in the aid through Israel or Egypt was omitted.

A national hysteria has been whipped up. In huge demonstrations, Palestinian flags were waved and slogans chanted: “Stop military collaboration with the Israeli army,” “Kill all the Israelis,” “Allah akbar,” “Death to the Jews,” and “Attack Israel.”

I hate to be redundant, but it really is fascinating to have watched Turkey evolve from being pro-U.S. and pro-Israel, and in a couple of brief years turn into one of the most anti-Israeli governments on the planet. And of course, it is exactly what biblical prophecy called for, again, revealing the 100% accuracy rate of the prophetic scriptures.

The following article is interesting, in the context of Isaiah 17 and the imminent destruction of Damascus:

"Satellite Photos Support Testimony That Iraqi WMN went to Syria"

Ha’aretz has revived the mystery surrounding the inability to find weapons of mass destruction stockpiles in Iraq, the most commonly cited justification for Operation Iraqi Freedom and one of the most embarrassing episodes for the United States. Satellite photos of a suspicious site in Syria are providing new support for the reporting of a Syrian journalist who briefly rocked the world with his reporting that Iraq’s WMD had been sent to three sites in Syria just before the invasion commenced.

The newspaper reveals that a 200 square-kilometer area in northwestern Syria has been photographed by satellites at the request of a Western intelligence agency at least 16 times, the most recent being taken in January. The site is near Masyaf, and it has at least five installations and hidden paths leading underneath the mountains. This supports the reporting of Nizar Nayouf, an award-winning Syrian journalist who said in 2004 that his sources confirmed that Saddam Hussein’s WMDs were in Syria

Duelfer actually provides information that supports this account. He confirmed that Russia was helping Iraq’s illegal ballistic missile program and had close ties to Saddam’s regime.

“Russians were present in Iraq for many activities. … Russian officials regularly met with Iraqi officials. … Russian KGB officers were in regular contact with the regime at very senior levels. … Russian businessmen were all over Baghdad trying to secure a variety of deals. And of course Russians, including very senior Russians, were in receipt of lucrative oil allocations under the UN Oil-For-Food Program,” Duelfer told me.

The theory that Iraq’s WMD went to Syria is not a fringe conspiracy theory. John Loftus, a former Justice Department prosecutor known for his wide-ranging contacts in the intelligence community, said in an interview we did that “every senior member of a Western, European or Asian intelligence service whom I have ever met all agree that the Russians moved the last of the WMDs out of Iraq in the last few months before the war."

I can recall in the months leading up to the Iraq war - seeing satellite photos of trucks going between Iraq and Syria (Damascus) and it seemed obvious that WMDs or at least some type of weapons, were being covertly shipped into Syria. Of course this wasn't in keeping with the MSM message, so the stories were buried.

Could these WMDs create the scenario behind the destruction of Damascus as called for in Isaiah 17? Perhaps. Perhaps via some sort of a mistake or accident by Syria? Who knows, but any time I see WMDs being stored in a region which will ultimately be destroyed in a dramatic way, I find it very tempting to connect those dots. We shall see. Probably sooner rather than later, as the saying goes.

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