"Iran's Gaza-bound ships ready for clash with Israel - Ahmadinejad"
An Iranian sea convoy will back up the Turkish campaign to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured Turkish leaders whom he met in Istanbul Tuesday, Jan. 8 that the vessels due to enter the disputed waters within days will not shrink from a head-on clash with Israel's Navy and Air Force exclusion forces. "We'll breach the Gaza blockade," the Iranian president vowed. The Iranian Red Crescent vessels will carry "volunteer marines" of the Revolutionary Guards "who will teach the Israelis a lesson."
Tehran's "humanitarian convoy" for Gaza will consist of three Iranian vessels flying Red Crescent flags.
The showdown between Turkey and Israel, said Ahmadinejad, "will change many issues in the world and mark the final countdown for Israel's existence. It shows that it has no room in the region and no one is ready to live alongside it."
Russian Prime Pinister Vladimir Putin, for his part, promised to join Ankara in bringing the Israeli attack on the Turkish flotilla before the United Nations.
Interesting...Russia, Iran and Turkey, all working together against Israel. Who could have guessed? (answer: The Prophet Ezekiel).
Other news sources have picked up on this emerging story as well:
"Iranian navy threatens to break Israeli blockade"
If Iranian warships were to accompany future blockade-busting “aid” flotillas, it would likely spark a very dangerous showdown with the Israeli navy, and possibly lead to regional war..
The Revolutionary Guard later extended its offer of protection to any ships trying to break the Gaza maritime blockade, but had yet to receive authorization from Iran’s religious authorities to take such action
In other news, we see more concerns regarding the global economy:
"Risks to global economy have 'risen significantly", top IMF official warns"
“After nearly two years of global economic and financial upheaval, shockwaves are still being felt, as we have seen with recent developments in Europe and the resulting financial market volatility,” Naoyuki Shinohara, the IMF's deputy managing director, said in Singapore on Wednesday. “The global outlook remains unusually uncertain and downside risks have risen significantly.”
Its just another day of prophecy watching. Tensions continuing to escalate in the Middle East, the world financial crisis looming, and more daily threats against an increasingly isolated Israel.
Oh - and while we're at it, I couldn't help but notice "this" (link provided), under the category of earthquakes in "diverse places", a 4.5 quake was reported in Romania of all places. Also a 4.4 off the coast of Oregon, a 5.0 in Peru, a 5.7 in Indonesia and a 5.1 in the Vanuatu region. Just those quakes alone cover regions on almost every corner of the earth. It has only been in this generation that such quakes could be monitored, observed and reported. As Jesus stated, it would be noteworthy that earthquakes would be occurring in "diverse places". Indeed. Just one more end times sign that is specific to this generation.
Also, under the title "Earthquake Swarm strikes off Los Angeles", there is concern regarding what this new "swarm" could mean:
California-Nevada Fault map".
Come quickly Lord. Amen.