Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Russia, Turkey and Iran Meet, Posing Test for U.S.

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The New York Times reported (posted below) on a very interesting meeting that took place today in Istanbul, Turkey. The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met to display a regional and united front just one day before the scheduled American lead debate at the UN on imposing tighter sanctions on Iran, due to their continued unabated nuclear weapons program. The likelihood of new UN sanctions actually having any impact in this long standing issue are slim to none and Iran surely knows this by now.

Ironically, this meeting comes just a few days after both Iran and Turkey offered to militarily escort the next round of Gaza bound flotilla ships (posted below). Are the timing of these two stories simply a concidence or a major sign of what lies ahead?

It is quite amazing to me that some of the main players in the Biblical Gog/Magog prophetic battle (see Ezekiel 38 & 39) are now suddenly united, and just in time for the ongoing flotilla crisis that could possibly turn into a major international incident at anytime. Are we seeing the beginning of Biblical prophecy unfolding before us?

Keep watching closely as this could escalate quickly, or it could simply evaporate into another false alarm. It is still to soon to know for sure.

Stay Tuned



Russia, Turkey and Iran Meet, Posing Test for U.S.

ISTANBUL — Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran convened at a security summit meeting in Istanbul on Tuesday in a display of regional power that appeared to be calculated to test the United States just one day before a scheduled American-backed debate in the United Nations Security Council on imposing tighter sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program.

In remarks at the gathering of regional leaders, the third of its kind dedicated to increasing cooperation and security in Asia, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran said a nuclear agreement brokered by Turkey and Brazil last month was a one-time opportunity and other countries had called to express their support for it.

“We’ve seen a lot of support from the international arena,” he said, according to the Turkey’s official Anatolian News Agency. “This is the voice of everyone’s heart.” Mr. Ahmadinejad also maintained a defiant posture toward the United States.

For more go here...http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/09/world/09iran.html


Iran Offers Military Escort to Ships Breaking Gaza Blockade

Iran's Revolutionary Guards are willing to provide a military escort to cargo ships trying to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza, a spokesman for Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying Sunday. The news was carried by Reuters, quoting Iranian news agency Mehr.

"Iran's navy forces are ready to escort the peace flotilla to Gaza with all their powers and capabilities," announced Ali Shirazi, Khamenei's representative inside the Revolutionary Guards.

The report came just a day after Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was reportedly considering personally joining a flotilla to Gaza and offering the support of the Turkish Navy to protect such flotillas from Israeli inspections.

A naval force from either country heading toward Gaza would be tantamount to a declaration of war on Israel, which is a very small country that is surrounded by hostile Muslim entities.

For more go here..http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137902

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Turkish Navy to Escort Future Gaza Supply Vessels

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After several days of chess between Israel and Turkey, the much anticipated confrontation between Israel and the Gaza supply flotilla occurred with very predictable results. After many warnings from the Israeli government, detailing exactly what would happen if the Turkish supply vessels did not respect the Israeli imposed Gaza blockade that has been in place for several years, Israel was finally forced to act to prevent the vessels from docking in Gaza.

Because of this, Israel is again viewed by the world as the instigator of war and the barrier to peace in the Middle East. This of course is political spin at it finest, as it is clear from my perspective that the supply vessels where not sent to simply provide humanitarian aid but where sent to break the blockade. This blockade could be put on course to being lifted if the Palestinians simply agreed to quit firing rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel which is one of the many reasons for the blockade in the first place.

Now Turkey could be upping the ante as the article posted below reports that future Gaza supply vessels will be escorted by the Turkish Navy. If true this could lead to a serious military conflict between Israel and Turkey as Israel does not appear to be backing down from this conflict. It is also clear from the outcry from the rest of the international community that it could involve much more than just a direct conflict between Turkey and Israel. Many more countries and world political players could be drawn into this before it is all said and done. I will have to say that it is very interesting that a possible international emergency involving Israel and Turkey (Gog/Magog participant) could occur so close to the mid-point of the 7 year ENP agreement.

It is time to really pay attention to the news over the next few days and weeks as things could get very interesting, very quickly.

Stay Tuned.



Turkey threatens action; Israel on alert

New Delhi: Turkey has threatened Israel with unprecedented action after Israeli forces attacked an aid vessel, killing 10 peace activists headed to Gaza.

Israel said 10 people died while those on the ship said at least 15 were killed.

A shocked world has responded with outrage. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Israel and warned of unprecedented and incalculable reprisals.

Two Turkish activists were reported to be among those killed in the flotilla. Ankara warned that further supply vessels will be sent to Gaza, escorted by the Turkish Navy, a development with unpredictable consequences.

Israel has sounded an alert throughout the country fearing rocket attacks by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The Arab League has called an urgent meeting on Tuesday to decide on a common response. Egypt is under pressure to end the blockade of Gaza while Greece has cancelled a military exercise with Isreal.

The world is waiting for the response from Washington, how will President Obama react to the provocation from America's closest ally.