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Today in Prophecy: Russia in the Med by Air and Sea, Ukraine Cyber Attack, Duma Votes, Israel Quake

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2022 by paulthepoke

Check out the latest daily news from the Russia/Ukraine situation…

Russian Defense Minister Shoigu arrived in Syria and met with President Assad.

Ukraine suffered a massive cyber attack today that affected the financial, military and government.

Russian Duma recognizes Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in Ukraine as independent nations.

Mild earthquake reported today in northern Israel and Jordan.

Check out the analysis and commentary from today’s news below.

https://valortube.com/profile/czekmate/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/minor-earthquake-jars-northern-israel-jordan/

https://www.dw.com/en/russian-duma-asks-putin-to-recognize-ukrainian-regions-as-independent/a-60783596

Hook in Jaw… Russia Moves Naval and Air Resources to Syria for Drills… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2022 by paulthepoke

MiG-31K and Il-38 aircraft arrived at the Khmeimim airbase as part of the exercise
Anna Berestova
05:00 25.06.2021

Click on the link below for Czekmate Analysis and Commentary

Several Russian military aircraft arrived at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria as part of an exercise. More than 15 warships and over 30 aircraft are taking part in the exercises of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.

On Friday, in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, joint exercises of the forces of the permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea and aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces began. As part of the event, a pair of MiG-31K aircraft, which have the ability to use the latest hypersonic missiles from the Kinzhal complex, and an Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft, flew from Russian airfields to the Russian Khmeimim airbase in the Syrian Arab Republic.

According to the plan of the exercises, five ships of the Russian Navy, in particular the missile cruiser Moskva, the frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov, as well as two submarines Stary Oskol and Rostov-on-Don, together with anti-submarine aircraft Tu- 142MK, Il-38, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and MiG-31K aircraft will perform combat training tasks to ensure the security of the Khmeimim airbase and the Russian Navy’s logistics center Tartus.

Also, during training flights, aviation technology and equipment will be tested in difficult climatic conditions, including those caused by high temperatures and the possibility of long-term flights over the water surface. Aircraft crews will acquire practical skills for working out training tasks in new geographical areas.

At the moment, an air strike group led by the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth is in the Mediterranean Sea. In this regard, one of the goals of the exercises will be to monitor the actions of an aircraft carrier group.

In May this past year, the reconstruction of the second runway at the Khmeimim air base was completed with a complete replacement of the coating and the installation of new lighting and radio equipment. Thanks to the increase in the length of the runway at the Khmeimim airfield, the crews of Russian long-range aviation and the latest missile carriers have been able to practice practical skills in performing tasks in the airspace over the Mediterranean Sea.

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This Week in Prophecy: Russia Displeased With Israeli Intervention in Syria, Commodity Inflation

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2022 by paulthepoke

Russia is increasing its efforts to communicate their disapproval of recent Israeli activity in Syria. Coordinated communications are emerging. Russia is pursuing “humanitarian assistance” in Syria.

US military brass has expressed concerns of Russian military activity spilling into the Middle East from Ukraine.

Satellite images show Russian building possible military hospitals in preparation for a possible invasion.

Shortages of commodities are emerging around the world. Energy prices continue to spike higher.

All of this and more on the This Week in Prophecy. Click on the link below for news, information, and analysis.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-russia-syria-moscow-1bdb3da02b30ddd6651d8c3b01a3757b

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/russia-decries-israel-s-crude-violations-of-syria-s-sovreignty-after-airstrikes-1.10605745

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/272280513/russia-strongly-condemns-israeli-aggression-on-damascus-vicinity

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2020946/middle-east

https://www.axios.com/satellite-images-russia-military-buildup-ukraine-17bca261-c500-4632-affa-8d7afd30bd0a.html

Russia Jamming GPS Affecting Israeli Airspace… Allegedly

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2022 by paulthepoke

Reports are emerging from Israeli media that Russia is jamming GPS affecting Israeli airspace including commercial travel in and out of Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.

Israel is reported to have targeted military equipment and weapons in and around Damascus, Syria within the day.

Meanwhile back in Turkey, President Erdogan wants a piece of the action in regards to the flow of gas from Israel to Europe. How will Russia respond to this?

For details and analysis, click on the link below.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-airstrikes-said-to-to-hit-targets-near-damascus/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/russian-signal-jammers-accused-again-of-interfering-with-flights-entering-israel/

https://twitter.com/GlobalTelevsion/status/1488229370892546050

https://twitter.com/resistance_sa/status/1486802187799998467

This Week in Prophecy: Jesus & Good Shepherd Gold Coin, Indonesia & Abraham Accords, Iran’s Great Prophet 17 Games, Natural Gas & Electricity UP, Russia Postures

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2022 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy

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photo: Islamic World News

A gold coin with the depiction of Jesus as the “Good Shepherd” was found off the coast of Caesarea from ancient ship wreck. Hundreds of coins and artifacts were discovered as well.

Is Indonesia on the verge of joining the Abraham Accords???

Iran produces hype video demonstrating the destruction of the Israeli nuclear facility in Dimona. This was part of the Great Prophet 17 Iranian war games. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps executed the coordinated launches. Military exercises were completed at sea as well… Two days later, Israel allegedly fired missiles at Iranian targets in Latakia Port in Syria.

Natural gas and electricity prices in Europe are at all time highs. Russia has effectively turned off the gas to Europe. Russian President Putin feels back into a corner with no where to retreat. His posture and tone are changing. Winter is setting in and cold weather is here.

All this and more on This Week in Prophecy. Click on the link below for news, analysis, and commentary.

Russian Aircraft Downed In Syria, Yom Kippur 5779/2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2018 by paulthepoke

Latakia, Syria, September 17, 2018: Initial reports indicated Israel shot down a Russian IL-20 airplane. Latakia is home to a Russian Military Base. Four F16 Israeli jets were reported in the altercation. Fifteen (15) Russian service men are reported dead.

Russia Latakia

Map: Russian Defense Ministry

“Israel did not warn the command of the Russian troops in Syria about the planned operation. We received a notification via a hotline less than a minute before the strike, which did not allow the Russian aircraft to be directed to a safe zone,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

Timeline of events provided at link below by Sputnik News.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201809181068121621-france-russia-plane-syria

Click on the link below for additional analysis and geography.

 

The following is a sequence of tweets from the Israeli Defense Force spokesperson.

Israel expresses sorrow for the death of the aircrew members of the Russian plane that was downed tonight due to Syrian anti-aircraft fire. Israel holds the Assad regime, whose military shot down the Russian plane, fully responsible for this incident.

Israel also holds Iran and the Hezbollah terror organization accountable for this unfortunate incident.

Overnight, IDF fighter jets targeted a facility of the Syrian Armed Forces from which systems to manufacture accurate and lethal weapons were about to be transferred on behalf of Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The IDF and the Russian army have a deconfliction system, which was agreed upon by the states’ leaders, and has proven itself many times over recent years. This system was in use tonight as well.

An initial inquiry of the incident suggests:

1. Extensive and inaccurate Syrian anti-aircraft (Surface to Air missile) fire caused the Russian plane to be hit and downed.

2. When the Syrian Army launched the missiles that hit the Russian plane, IAF jets were already within Israeli airspace.

3. During the strike against the target in Latakia, the Russian plane that was then hit was not within the area of the operation.

4. The Syrian anti-air batteries fired indiscriminately and from what we understand, did not bother to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air.

Israel will share all the relevant information with the Russian Government to review the incident and to confirm the facts in this inquiry.

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“By using the Russian plane as a cover the Israeli air pilots made it vulnerable to Syrian air defense fire. As a result, the Ilyushin-20, its reflective surface being far greater than that of F-16, was downed by a missile launched with the S-200 system,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

Russian President Vladimir Putin statement, “Israel didn’t shoot down the Russian plane deliberately. It was a result of a chain of tragic circumstances.”

For detail of recent events, click on the link below from the Times of Israel.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/russia-blames-israel-after-syria-downs-plane-while-trying-to-repel-attack/

Russia has requested the Israeli envoy to Moscow. The diplomat has arrived and discussions have started. This is a developing story. The plot thickens…

Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords.

Ezekiel 39:2 And I will turn you about and drive you forward, and bring you up from the uttermost parts of the north, and lead you against the mountains of Israel.

 

 

 

Trend Update: Russia Shipping Military Hardware to Syria, January 2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2018 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords.

The context of the verse God is talking to Gog of Magog. Gog is the leader of what many scholars and historians believe to be modern day Russia. See the link below for detailed analysis.

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

The focus of the verse is the size of the army arrayed by Gog.

…and all your army…The Hebrew word for “all” is kol. Simply put, it means the whole or all of the army.

It is stated a second time, all of them clothed in full armor…Again it is the term kol in the Hebrew. This group is well dressed and has provision to fight. Their gear is “splendid” or miklol. This word could be translated as perfection or gorgeous. The army looks impressive.

A third time, the army is described as a great host. They are rab in the Hebrew which can be stated as much, many, or great.

And finally a fourth time, all of themYes, it is the word kol. This is emphasized four times. This is a massive army that is well armed and prepared to attack and defend. Definitions provided by Strong’s Concordance.

Russia has been building military might into Syria since late 2015. Russia has hardware all over Syria including the border of Israel in the Golan Heights.

January 2018: According to Al Masdar News, Russia continues to pour equipment into Syria. Russia has placed S400 Missile Defense Systems into naval bases in Latakia and Tartus. The Russians have stated these two bases will become permanent installations. Rumors indicate a missile system may be placed at a mystery location somewhere else in Syria.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/video-russian-s-400-strategic-air-defense-systems-arrive-syria-ahead-expected-expansion-bases/

Russia Navy

Photo: Andrew Illingworth, Al Masdar News

Bosphorus Strait in Turkey: Two Russian ships were noted to be loaded with military equipment. The ships were reported to be in route to Tartus, Syria.

One ship had its cargo in the hull and was unable to be assessed.

The second was noted with 133 transport trucks on the deck of the ship. It was unknown what was being carried below the deck.

Click on the link below for photos of the loaded ships.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/pictures-massive-russian-arms-delivery-syria-approaches-via-turkey/

 

Trend Update: Syria in Conflict, September 2017

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Euphrates River, Ezekiel 38-39, Kurds/Medes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2017 by paulthepoke

Jeremiah 49:23 Concerning Damascus. “Hamath and Arpad are put to shame…

Roughly 2,600 years ago the prophet Jeremiah wrote about the eventual destruction of Damascus in Jeremiah 49. See also Isaiah 17. In the northern part of Syria is Aleppo. Ancient Arpad is located approximately 10 miles north of modern day Aleppo. Moving south in Syria, the next location is ancient Hamath or modern day Hama. Hamath was the capital of the northern kingdom of ancient Syria.

September 26, 2017: Russia is pounding the area to the west of the two ancient cities in the Idlib province. The Idlib province is home to Sunni rebel forces of Al Nusra or Al Qaeda of Syria. Russia continues its support of the Assad’s Shia government in Syria. Russia is bombing throughout the province continually.

Russia has introduced its most advanced fighter jet (the MiG 29SMT) into the conflict. The MiG 29SMT is stationed near Latakia, Syria. For detail and specifics of the jet’s capabilities, see the link below.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/russia-just-deployed-upgraded-mig-200749544.html

 

Euphrates River

Deir Ezzor

Euphrates Bridge Russia

Photo: Southfront

The Assad Syrian government claims Russia has constructed pontoon bridges across the Euphrates River. This is allowing for the transport of heavy equipment east of the Euphrates. Local reports indicate two bridges have been built. Russian backed Syrian forces have pushed east to the point of United States backed Kurdish (Syrian Democratic Forces or SDF). This is occurring about 3-5 miles east of the Euphrates River.

Otherwise, the Euphrates River is operating as a point of division between the Shia forces of the Syrian government and the predominantly Sunni forces of the Kurds.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-russian-heavy-bombers-annihilate-terrorists-idlib-deir-ezzor/

Raqqa

Fighters from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk together along a damaged street in Raqqa

Photo: Reuters, Raqqa

The battle for Raqqa continues. Devastation in the city is profound. Sources on the ground indicate the United States backed Kurds (SDF) now control 80-90% of the area. Roughly 700-1,000 ISIS fighters remain in the city. Military commanders estimate the liberation of Raqqa should take place within the next month. Kurds now control the grain silos for the city. Medicine, food, and water remain in short supply.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-raqqa/syrian-militias-aim-to-push-islamic-state-out-of-raqqa-within-a-month-idUSKCN1C01RZ?il=0

Kurdistan???

kurd flag

And this is a developing story. Kurds are voting for their independence. Early polling numbers show the Kurds are overwhelmingly in favor of their own country. Preliminary results indicate 93% in favor of the nation Kurdistan.

Neighbors around the Middle East are less then enthused. President Recep Erdogan of Turkey is threatening military action and to cut off food supplies to the future country. Erdogan has indicated he will cut oil and gas lines coming from the region. Turkey also looks to control the water of the Tigris River with the construction of the Ilisu Dam. And for good measure, military hardware and troops are headed to the Turkey/Iraqi border.

https://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/initial-results-show-93-voters-support-kurdistan-independence/

Iraq and Iran are not supportive of a national Kurdistan. The following is from Radio Free Europe.

September 25, 2017: “We are not ready to discuss or have a dialogue about the results of the referendum because it is unconstitutional,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi.

Hours after Kurdish polls closed, the Iraqi Defense Ministry announced “large-scale” joint military exercises with Turkey.

September 27, 2017: Tehran, Iran… The Iranian parliament announced it would hold a closed-door meeting on the referendum on the Kurdish issue.

https://www.rferl.org/a/iraq-turkey-iran-kurdistan-independence-referendum-reactions-treachery/28758048.html

 

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