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

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