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Trend Update: Martial Law for Turkey??? Questions Surround Incirlik Air Base, January 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2017 by paulthepoke

January 5, 2017: There seems to be growing concern and speculation regarding Turkey instituting Martial Law. Below is a tweet by Vocal Europe that has been removed in Turkey. Vocal Europe is a Brussels-based European Magazine.

Turkish government is reportedly to declare ‘Martial Law’ after ongoing ‘state of emergency’ according to @thevocaleurope.

This tweet has been removed in Turkey. But, it is available on Twitter outside of Turkey.

https://twitter.com/thevocaleurope/status/817024897897627648

In an article released on January 5, 2017, The American Enterprise Institute is raising the question of Martial Law in Turkey.

Turkey’s government for its part is denying the claim of initiating Martial Law.

Currently the top trending item on Twitter in Turkey is “close Incirlik”.

Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın made the following statement, “Turkey has the right to shut down Incirlik Air Base. We always have this right. But as I said, first the conditions should be evaluated. We have the right of disposition as part of Turkey’s sovereign right.”

Incirlik Air Base allegedly is home to 50-90 nuclear weapons belonging to the United States. It is unclear if the weapons remain in Turkey or if the nukes have been moved to Romania. The Incirlik air base is home to United States and NATO air forces.

Turkey is not happy with the amount of United States support in the fight against ISIS or Daesh (Turkey’s reference). They want more air support in Operation Euphrates Shield. Turkey continues to send military convoys into Al Rai, Syria to assist with Euphrates Shield.

“What purpose are you serving if you do not provide aerial support against DEASH in the most sensitive operation for us?” Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Turkey says they would not allow a terrorist group to form in the region.

President Erdogan wants Fetullah Gulen extradited from the United States. Gulen is thought to be the driving force of the attempted coup in the summer of 2016.

“The terrorist leader freely threatens Turkey, gives instructions, and sends messages from there. Unfortunately, we have not seen any support from the [Obama] administration about this. They tell us to give positive messages about anti-Americanism in Turkey, but I do not know what to say,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Turkey states they are having a “confidence crisis” with the United States.

The economic background of all of this is the tanking Turkish Lira. Today the Lira hit an all-time low against the US dollar (3.6082 a dollar). The strong US dollar is crushing the Turkish economy driving the price of basic staples higher for locals in Turkey. The people are suffering from inflation.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-questions-us-use-of-incirlik-air-base-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108122&NewsCatID=338

http://www.dailysabah.com/diplomacy/2017/01/05/turkey-has-the-right-to-shut-down-incirlik-air-base-presidential-spox-kalin-says

https://www.aei.org/publication/is-turkey-headed-for-martial-law/

Scripture says Turkey is a player in the Ezekiel 38-39 scenario, the Gog and Magog war and invasion of Israel. There have been many twists and turns regarding Turkey since the summer of 2016.

For Scripture support indicating Meshech, Beth-Togarmah, Tubal, and Gomer being modern day Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

https://paulthepoke.com/category/ezekiel-38-39/

Trend Update: Turkey Moves Into Syria, August 2016

Posted in Euphrates River, Ezekiel 38-39, Kurds/Medes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2016 by paulthepoke

For Scripture linking Meshech, Tubal, Beth Togarmah, and Gomer to modern day Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

The Bible and ancient historians point to the fact the land of Magog is modern day Russia. See linked post.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/07/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-january-2015/

The Prime Minister of Turkey made some news at a press conference over the weekend of August 21, 2016. Prime Minister Yildirim of Turkey has indicated Turkey will take a more active role in Syria in the next 6 months. He stated that current President Assad of Syria has no role in the future government. Assad’s current role is temporary.

Russia continues to gain a hold in the region. Russian ships are reported to launch cruise missiles from the Mediterranean to targets in Syria.

News reports state Russia wants to use Incirlik Air Base for air strikes on ISIS in Syria. Yildirim said Moscow did not make such a demand but said “if necessary Incirlik can be used”.

The US State Department says they are aware of these comments and seeking clarification.

Incirlik Air Base is currently home to US and NATO air support for air sorties against ISIS in Syria.

The air base is also home to a nuclear arsenal of 50-90 US nuclear weapons. Reports continue to be conflicting regarding the movement of these weapons. Some reports say the nukes remain in Turkey. Others claim they have been relocated to Romania. There appears to be confusion on the issue.

Moving the nuclear weapons to Romania would not please Moscow. It would move more weapons closer to Russia.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/syria-turkey-1.3729345

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/region/turkey-vows-more-active%E2%80%99-syria-role-coming-months

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160823/1044570093/usa-clarity-incirlik-airbase.html

August 24, 2016: Turkey has launched their military into Syria. Tanks, planes, and troops are involved in the maneuver. This is the first time Turkey has introduced troops and tanks into Syria. President Erdogan states the focus of the strikes is towards Kurdish militants and ISIS. The name of the operation is Euphrates Shield. The United States is supporting the operation with special forces and air power.

ISIS has been in control of the area in Jarablus, Syria. Jarablus is on the Euphrates River. It is reported that Turkey has captured Jarablus and moved ISIS out of the town.

Syria is upset with Turkey moving into their country. Syria says it is a violation of their sovereignty. They are upset and launching a protest to the United Nations.

Kurdish forces have recently crossed west of the Euphrates. This movement west of the Euphrates is not acceptable to Turkey. The Turks want the Kurds east of the Euphrates.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/turkey-launches-major-operation-against-isis-in-key-border-town

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37171995

https://www.rt.com/news/357060-syria-condemn-turkey-operation/

ISIS is getting squeezed. All the while, more military troops and equipment move further south creeping closer to the Promised Land.

Trend Update: Incirlik Nukes On the Move? Iranian Troops Move West, August 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2016 by paulthepoke

For Scripture linking Meshech, Tubal, Beth Togarmah, and Gomer to modern day Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

Conflicting reports are coming out of Turkey regarding US nuclear weapons at Incirlik Air Base. The air base has stored 50-90 nuclear weapons. Some outlets are reporting the nuclear weapons are safe and secure at the Turkey air base. Other news sources are reporting the nukes have been moved to Romania. There has been no official word out the United States military or the Pentagon. Romania is denying the movement of the nuclear weapons to their country. News sources include: Breitbart News, Haaretz, RT, Radio Free Europe, Debka just to mention a few. The US main stream press is silent.

For Scripture support indicating Persia and Elam are modern day Iran, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/28/trend-update-iran-elam-and-israel-january-2015/

Per the United States military, approximately 100,000 Iranian troops are now involved in Iraq. These are Shiite troops. It is believed these forces are targeting Mosul (Sunni Muslims). The Iranian troops are likely to have Russian air support from Hamadan Air Base in western Iran. Iranian troops and hardware are now moving out of Iran towards the west in the region.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/16/us-officials-up-to-100000-iran-backed-fighters-now-in-iraq.html

The Bible and ancient historians point to the fact the land of Magog is modern day Russia. See attached post.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/07/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-january-2015/

Vladimir Putin has moved military hardware, fighter jets, missile defenses, and 40,000 Russian troops to the Ukraine border. There appears to be multiple staging areas on the eastern border of Ukraine.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-tension-1.3724892

ISIS is getting squeezed from the east, north, and northeast. Speaking of ISIS, they have recently obtained chemical weapons.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/17/how-the-islamic-state-seized-a-chemical-weapons-stockpile/

All of this military activity and hardware is also getting closer to Israel. We know how this story ends. For complete details, see Ezekiel 38-39.

Trend Update: Russian Air Power, Incirilik & Hamadan Air Bases/Nuclear Weapons, August 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2016 by paulthepoke

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39).

The Bible and ancient historians point to the fact the land of Magog is modern day Russia. See attached post.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/07/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-january-2015/

For Scripture linking Meshech, Tubal, Beth Togarmah, and Gomer to modern day Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

For Scripture support indicating Persia and Elam are modern day Iran, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/28/trend-update-iran-elam-and-israel-january-2015/

It would appear the balance of power is rapidly changing in the Middle East.

August 15, 2016: Russia acquired its first permanent air base in Syria. The Khmeimim Air Base is located near Latakia, Syria on the Mediterranean Sea. With this move, some believe the balance of power in the Mediterranean has shifted to Russia.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/russias-permanent-military-base-in-syria-moscow-just-tipped-the-balance-of-power-in-the-mediterranean/5541294

August 16, 2016: For the first time, Russia is launching air strikes from Iran. The Iranians have agreed to give Russia access to the Hamadan Air Base in western Iran. Russia is the first foreign country allowed access to the air base. This is being reported by news outlets around the world (The Guardian, RT, Reuters, Jerusalem Post, France 24, New York Times).

RT is reporting Cyprus has offered Russia use of its air base.

Moscow, August 16, 2016: A member of Russia’s upper house of parliament and a member of Russia’s Federation Council Defense and Security Committee indicated Turkey could allow Russia access to the Incirlik Air Base. This is the same air base that is home to United States and NATO air forces. The Incirlik Air Base is alleged to house at least 50 American nuclear weapons.

http://sputniknews.com/military/20160816/1044330202/turkey-russia-incirlik.html

August 15, 2016: A report from the non-partisan Stimson Center to the US Congress was issued. Congress was briefed about the safety of the nuclear weapons at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. It was stated the weapons were at risk to being stolen by terrorists, the Turkey government, and/or hostile forces.

http://www.businessinsider.com/congress-briefing-nuclear-weapons-at-incirlik-air-base-2016-8

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-group-says-nukes-at-incirlik-air-base-at-risk-of-seizure-by-turkey-government/2016/08/16/

Trend Update: Calls to Close Incirlik Air Base??? Turkey/Russia/Iran Uniting, August 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2016 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

The Bible and ancient historians point to the fact the land of Magog is modern day Russia. See attached post.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/07/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-january-2015/

For Scripture support indicating these areas being Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet…

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Chief among those countries is Persia. This is modern day Iran. The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century.

For Scripture support indicating Persia and Elam are modern day Iran, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/28/trend-update-iran-elam-and-israel-january-2015/

Iran and Turkey have struggled in the past for regional power and dominance.

In a strange twist, Iran supports the President Erdogan in Turkey. Strange in that Erdogan and Turkey are Sunni Muslims and the Iranian regime is Shia. These two countries disagree on how to manage Syria. History says Shia and Sunni do not get along and are competing factions of Islam.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/07/iran-turkey-coup-attempt-erdogan-rouhani.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

August 7, 2016: Over 1 million Turks participated in the Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally in Istanbul. President Recep Erdogan announced he was in support of reinstituting the death penalty. This act is a step away from Europe.

He was also able to get all three of Turkey’s political party on the same page. This is being hailed as an incredible display of unity. There was worldwide media coverage of the event.

August 8, 2016 a lawmaker in Turkey has called for the closure of the Incirlik Air Base. He says the US/NATO occupied air base is a “virus” in the Middle East. It is viewed as a threat to the security of Turkey. President Erdogan is uniting Turkey.

http://sputniknews.com/news/20160808/1044039812/turkey-incirlik-nato-erdogan-nukes.html

August 8, 2016 Vladimir Putin met the leader of Iran Hassan Rouhani to increase military ties. Iran received military equipment including defense missiles. They continue to agree on the management of Syria. The meeting took place in Azerbaijan.

www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Rouhani-Putin-to-meet-in-Azerbaijan-in-hopes-to-boost-regional-security-463504

August 9, 2016 President Erdogan traveled to Russia to meet with “his good friend” President Vladimir Putin.  “This is a historic visit, a new beginning,” Erdogan said. The two countries look forward to restoring economic trade and ties. Let troubles of the past and downed aircraft be gone…

President Putin is now playing both sides of the Muslim equation, Sunni (Turkey) and Shia (Iran).

Russia, Turkey, and Iran are strengthening their political, economic, and military ties.

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-turkey-erdogan-visit-putin-petersburg/27908642.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/08/putin-and-erdogan-to-have-first-meeting-since-jet-downing

Is this blog identifying Recep Erdogan as the antichrist? NO!

Is this blog identifying Vladimir Putin as Gog? NO!

Is this blog stating current events of 2016 are the beginning of the fulfillment of the prophecy from Ezekiel 38-39? NO!

Is the group of nations assembling as written approximately 2,700 years ago by the prophet Ezekiel in chapter 38? YES and it definitely merits our attention. This group of nations has never been allied in the past. They have spent their history fighting against each other.

Trend Update:Turkey, Incirlik Air Base, August 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2016 by paulthepoke

For Scripture support indicating Meshech, Beth-Togarmah, Tubal, and Gomer being modern day Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

On 7/31/16, the Incirlik nuclear air base was reportedly sealed off by the citizens of Turkey, local police, and the Turkish military. President Erdogan believes a second coup was being staged from within the Incirlik Air Base. Erdogan believes the United States was behind the mid July attempted coup.

Turkey is a member of NATO and supposed to be on the same page as Western Europe and the United States. It appears Turkey is moving away from the west and towards Russia.

Active duty combat troops in the United States have been placed on high alert according to unnamed sources. Official military response is not indicated at this time.

A Sunday meeting in Turkey with Turkish military officials and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford occurred. Following the meeting and a tour of the Incirlik Air Base, the blockade has been reportedly lifted.

Approximately 70,000 people have been arrested or relieved from the military, judiciary, civil service, education, and state-owned companies. 130 media outlets have been closed by President Erdogan. 50,000 Turkish civilian passports have been cancelled. “There is no turning back,” Erdogan said.

As of August 4, 2016, the United States is not inclined to extradite Imam Fethullah Gulen, who currently lives in Pennsylvania, back to Turkey. President Erdogan believes he is a mastermind behind the attempted coup.

http://www.news.com.au/world/reports-turkish-troops-have-sealed-off-incirlik-usnato-nuclear-air-base/news-story/4d7bb16e4e86842218b5b0d7d70f582b

http://www.westernjournalism.com/erdogan-provokes-obama-and-imposes-lock-down-on-nato-air-base/

http://www.trunews.com/article/combat-units-on-high-alert-after-incirlik-surrounded

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/concerns-nato-lose-turkey-increase/

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-not-persuaded-to-extradite-imam-over-turkey-coup-1470357556

Imagine the response from the Muslim world if President Recep Erdogan manages to walk back and talk down NATO and the United States. They will be likely to elevate this guy to deity status. Is this a leader the Muslim world can get behind and unite???

 

 

 

Trend Update: Turkey, Rumors of 2nd Coup, US/NATO Nuclear Incirlik Air Base Surrounded, July 31, 2016

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2016 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:1-3 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-Togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you.

The Bible and ancient historians point to the fact the land of Magog is modern day Russia. See attached post.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/07/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-january-2015/

For Scripture support indicating these areas being Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

On July 31, 2016 Russian News Agency Tass, Sputnik News, and RT.com are reporting a rumored second attempted coup of the Turkey government. 7,000 Turkish troops have surrounded the joint United States and NATO Incirlik Air Base. The air base is reported to hold 50-90 nuclear weapons. This is reported to be the largest nuclear weapons unit in Europe.

Turkish authorities are saying this is for security reasons only. The operation has been deemed a “safety inspection”. They also added “there is no problem”. Air space over the base has been closed.

Earlier in the week, approximately 1,000 surrounded the air base and protested with chants of “Death to America” and anti-Israeli talk.

http://tass.ru/en/world/891733

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/breaking-alert-nato-nuke-base-surrounded-by-heavily-armed-turkish-police-houses-up-to-90-thermonuclear-weapons_07302016

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-30/turkey-surrounds-blocks-access-natos-incirlik-airbase-amid-speculation-second-coup

https://www.rt.com/news/353753-turkey-protest-incirlik-base/?utm_content=buffer36b23&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This is being reported in Australia, Israel and other news outlets around the world.

It appears Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan are making up after the Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkey earlier in the year (2016). Russia has a slippery slope playing both sides of Islam, Sunni (Turkey and majority of Muslim nations) and Shia (Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Hezbollah)…

The Scripture references above state Russia and Turkey will be allies in the end times invasion of Israel.

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