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Turkey Begins Filling Ilisu Dam, April 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Euphrates River, Mosul/Nineveh, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on April 10, 2019 by paulthepoke

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has issued the order to begin filling the Ilisu Dam. This dam will withhold the waters of the Tigris River. Experts estimate it will take two to three years to fill the lake behind the dam.

The Ilisu Dam is about 45 miles from Iraq. It is 1.1 miles in length. The dam is 443 feet in heigth. Ilisu is over a mile wide. The basin area is 127 square miles. The Ilisu Dam is a monster!

http://www.offbeattravel.blog
for additional pictures of Ilisu Dam

The Ilisu Dam is looking to produce 1,200 megawatts of electricity to southeast Turkey. Filling with water will relocate thousands of people. The water will also cover an ancient town thousands of years old.

Turkey is the point of origin for the Tigris River and the Euphrates River. This is of significance to the people of Iraq.

Seventy (70) percent of Iraq’s water comes from rivers in other countries. Recent water shortages in 2018 resulted in farmers leaving their land in Iraq. Restrictions were placed on planting crops. Reports of limited drinking water are noted in Iraq.

The Ilisu Dam is one of 22 dams Turkey intends to build on the Tigris River and the Euphrates River.

“Iraq is subject to a true water blockade and Turkey is using the water issue for political purposes. Iraq must take action to contain the crisis, which may extend for years to come. The UN and international organizations must intervene to solve this crisis. The common rivers are common property, and postponing filling the dam, or an abundance of rain, doesn’t mean a drought won’t occur, unless Iraq signs agreements to guarantee fixed water shares.” -Mansour al-Baiji, Iraqi Parliament Water Committee

Long term, Iraqi water issues are not going away. Iran is also blocking water flows into Iraq. The Iranians have stopped or reduced the flow of 42 rivers and streams into Iraq. Iran has built 109 dams blocking water flow into Iraq. There are others dams under construction in Iran at this time to further restrict water flow into Iraq.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/04/ilsu-dam-water-tigris-iraq-zab.html#ixzz5kd0RqrTj

https://www.euronews.com/2019/03/07/erdogan-says-turkey-will-start-filling-ilisu-dam-in-june

Granted, this is later in the seven year tribulation. But this prophecy in Revelation 16 does not seem that far fetched now…

Revelation 16:12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.

Click on the link above for additional geography and analysis.

Currently, weeks of rain and melting snow have resulted in a short term flooding crisis across Iraq. Major lakes in Iraq are full. The Tigris and Euphrates are flooding.

Fear not, experts say everything is okay…

“We are in control of the dams and reservoir levels. We are not worried about their safety or stability. The ministry has warned people living in flood zones, is coordinating with local governments, and is monitoring the reservoir and dam pressure levels.” -Aoun Diab, Water Ministry Spokesman

https://www.voanews.com/a/iraq-seeks-to-reassure-over-reservoirs-and-dam-pressures/4868429.html

Nahum tells what the future of the Tigris River holds. He promises the judgment of ancient Nineveh or what is 21st century Mosul, Iraq. It comes with a flood after a long history of bloodshed.

Nahum 1:8 But with an overflowing flood He will make a complete end of the adversaries, and will pursue his enemies into darkness.

Nahum 2:6 The gates of the rivers are opened and the palace is dissolved.

Graphic: The Globe & Mail

For recent news of the Tigris River, the Mosul Dam, and ancient Nineveh, click on the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/page/1/?s=mosul+dam&orderby=relevance&order=DESC

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Turkey Enters Recession

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Michael Douville, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2019 by paulthepoke

As I warned in October of 2018, Turkey was heading into Economic Turmoil. Now, it appears Turkey has officially entered a Recession.

-Michael Douville

https://michaeldouville.com/

For Seven years Turkey has borrowed from Western Banks; European Banks like Deutsche Bank seem to be the favorites. However, JP Morgan has estimated that  $179 Billion US or 25% of Turkish external debt will rollover between August of 2018 to July of 2019.  Some $146 Billion in private debt. As shown by the chart below, the Turkish Lira has recovered some from the August 2018 conversion low of 6.95 Turkish Lira to the US Dollar,  however, the repayment in Lira is significantly higher than what was originally borrowed. The Cyclical change in International Exchange Rates has drastically altered the Foreign Debt owed by Turkish Governmental Agencies and Private Corporations.  If Turks borrowed $100 in 2014 with the exchange rate at 2 Lire to the US Dollar, they received 200 lira. Today, not only must they pay interest, they repay with drastically depreciated currency at 5.4 Lira to the US Dollar; instead of 200 lira, it is today over 540 lira. Almost 2.5 times the original amount! Loan Shark Territory!!

The drastic depreciation of Turkish currency has driven local inflation through the roof with skyrocketing prices for basic commodities like fuel for the family car,  electricity to light the home and maintain modern life, food, medicine such as heart medication for elders, insulin, and hospital supplies. Not only have prices risen, but as the currency depreciates, the international suppliers are reluctant to extend credit limiting quantities. Not only can basics be expensive, they can be difficult to obtain. There is no end in sight.

As I warned in October of 2018, Turkey was heading into Economic Turmoil. Now, it appears Turkey has officially entered a Recession.

Repayment will be even more difficult as Business Conditions deteriorate.International Systemically Important Banks will be at risk for non-payment of Turkish Debt or delayed payment, and even possibly total default of loans made to Turkish entities. The Global Economy is intertwined; these may be early symptoms that will eventually spread. As Revenues decline, the solutions for repayment to worried Banks decline in tandem with the accounts receivable. Debt default may be a more and more plausible option; we will know shortly in the next few quarters.

Look for more and more Military Adventure in Economically Challenged nations as Governments seek to distract their population. Globally Systemic Banks are not prepared for an Economic Contagion of Sovereign defaults; well known but under-Capitalized Banks could fail. A Global Recession will lead to major Civil unrest;  political institutions will be challenged.  The US Dollar and US Financial Assets likely will rise as Capital flees to Safe Havens. Turmoil throughout the World will rise in both Developed and Un-developed nations. It is time to be careful, it is time to be cautious, it is time to be very conservative. 

Raise cash, pay down debts, look to US short term Treasuries for safety of principal. Extra food, medicine, along with cash for 3 to 6 months of expenses might be prudent to have at home. Review Income Streams for credit downgrade vulnerabilities,  review Tenant quality to protect Cash Flows, and prepare to purchase the opportunities that will surely arise.

https://michaeldouville.com/

Ezekiel 38-39 looms…

Putin, Erdogan, Rouhani Meet in Sochi, February 2019

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2019 by paulthepoke

As the West was holding their Middle East Peace and Security Conference in Warsaw, Poland… Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his allies of Turkey and Iran in Sochi, Russia. The topic was peace and security in Syria.

Photo: Al Monitor

All three countries praised the idea of the United States pulling out of Syria.

“It would be a positive step that would help stabilize the situation in this region, where ultimately the legitimate government should re-establish control.” -Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin believed political stability is possible in Syria.

Iran’s President Rouhani was not so sure about the American intent to leave Syria.

“We have no optimism about what the Americans say… but if they do withdraw, it will be very good news,” Iranian President Rouhani

The three countries also agreed to continue to coordinate the management of Syria.

Rouhani did not see much point in the Warsaw talks.

“We see what’s happening in Warsaw, it’s an empty result, nothing.” -President Rouhani of Iran

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6703239/Russia-Turkey-Iran-hold-Syria-summit.html

Click on video link for geography maps & analysis

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

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.

Russia will be joined by several countries with their future invasion of Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). Two of those countries will be modern day Iran and Turkey. 

For more evidence pointing to modern day Turkey, Iran, and Russia, see the links below.

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/08/ezekiel-38-who-are-meshech-tubal-gomer-beth-togarmah/

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/04/ezekiel-38-who-is-magog/

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/17/ezekiel-38-who-is-persia/

Want to see how all of this ends??? Little hint, it does not work out well for these three allies. Ezekiel 38-39.

Turkey Looks to Move Into Syria on the Euphrates, December 2018

Posted in Euphrates River, Ezekiel 38-39, Kurds/Medes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2018 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 brothers of Magog (Meshech, Gomer, and Tubal) appear to point to modern day Turkey.

For more evidence pointing to modern day Turkey, see the link below.

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/08/ezekiel-38-who-are-meshech-tubal-gomer-beth-togarmah/

Reuters

December 12, 2018: Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan announced he is looking to advance military troops into Syria. His stated goal is to remove a terrorist threat. The threat is land possessed by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units or also known as the YPG. 

The YPG has been working with the United States as well as the Syrian Democratic Forces or the SDF. These three groups have been focused on ISIS.

“We will start an operation to free the east of the Euphrates from the separatist terrorist organisation in the next few days,” stated Erdogan.

Click on the video link below for additional geography and analysis.

Click on the video link above for additional geography and analysis

The United States and YPG are located east and west of the Euphrates River. US military forces are located in the city of Manbij, Syria. 

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-launch-new-military-operation-syria-against-kurdish-militia-erdogan-said-1870596904

Erdogan appears to mean business. Sources indicate Turkey is moving equipment on the Syrian border town of Akcakale. Border walls on the Turkey/Syrian border town of Ras al-Ayn are being taken down by the Turks. 

The United States is reported to have forces near Ras al-Ayn and Manbij in Syria. 

Recent history shows Recep Erdogan is a man of his word. Look for things to heat up on the Euphrates River in northern Syria.


Trend Update: Putin, Erdogan, & Rouhani Meet in Turkey, April 2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2018 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.

Magog was a son of Japheth. Genesis 10:2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras. Japheth was the son of Noah. The sons of Japheth were born after the flood (Genesis 10:1).

The Bible and historians are consistent. Magog is modern day Russia. The brothers of Magog (Meshech, Gomer, and Tubal) appear to point to modern day Turkey.

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). One of those countries is Persia. This is modern day Iran. The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century.

For more detail regarding these ancient peoples and their modern-day counterparts, click on the links below.

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/04/ezekiel-38-who-is-magog/

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/08/ezekiel-38-who-are-meshech-tubal-gomer-beth-togarmah/

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/17/ezekiel-38-who-is-persia/

Click on video link for geography and additional analysis.

 

April 2, 2018: Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan is making headlines again. He has publicly called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a terrorist.

Erdogan: “Hey Netanyahu! You are an occupier… At the same time, you are a terrorist.”

For complete comments, see the video link from Middle East Eye at Twitter.

These comments took place prior to a meeting between President Erdogan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

 

April 3, 2018: President Vladimir Putin arrived in Turkey to meet with Erdogan. The two met to celebrate the ground breaking of the construction of a Russian nuclear plant in Turkey. The nuclear plant is being built in Akkuyu on the Mediterranean coast.

In addition to nuclear cooperation, Russia and Turkey are laying the Turkstream gas line. This is for the transport of Russian natural gas to Turkey.

Turkey has also purchased Russia’s S400 missile defense system in late 2017.

April 4, 2018: Putin and Erdogan are scheduled to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Ankara, Turkey. The talks are to focus on the situation in Syria. The future of Syria President al Assad is the topic.

Rouhani Putin Erdogan

https://www.timesofisrael.com/russia-iran-leaders-head-to-turkey-for-summit-on-syria/

quneitra times israel

As these talks are taking place in the Turkish capital, the Syrian army is advancing south towards the Golan Heights and the Israeli border. The Syrian Arab Army is deploying troops near al-Quneitra and Dara’a.

The Syrian government is following suit as they did in Ghouta east of Damascus.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/tensions-rise-in-daraa-as-syrian-army-troops-keep-pouring-into-province/

 

These ancient brothers have fought against each other for hundreds and thousands of years as mortal enemies. Each of them have looked to control the region. Now in the 21st century they are together and united…just as Ezekiel 38 said roughly 2,500 years ago.

How close are we to the invasion of Israel from the north in the Golan Heights???

 

 

Trend Update: Turkey Takes Kurds in Afrin & Putin is Re Elected, March 2018

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Kurds/Medes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2018 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.

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

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/08/ezekiel-38-who-are-meshech-tubal-gomer-beth-togarmah/

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has never liked the idea of the Kurdish people. He considers them to be terrorists. He vows to take out the “terrorist corridor” along Turkey’s southern border.

See video link below for geography and analysis.

With Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkey crossed the Syrian border and drove a wedge in the area occupied by the Kurds. The plan to remove the Kurds from the region west of the Euphrates River began in earnest in the summer of 2017.

https://paulthepoke.com/2017/07/04/trend-update-kurds-squeezed-in-northwest-syria-july-2017/

Operation Olive Branch was launched in February 2018. In a little over one month, the Turks now control northwest Syria and the Kurdish stronghold area of Afrin. Remember, this is happening in the country of Syria.

“The symbols of peace and security now wave in Afrin’s city center, not the rags of the terrorist organization. Most of the terrorists tucked their tails between their legs and fled. Our special units and members of the Free Syrian Army are cleaning up the remains of the sword and the traps they left behind.”

“We will now add the full stop, God willing … We will now continue to Manbij, Ain el-Arab, Tal Abyad Ras al-Ain and Qamishli until the terrorist corridor is gone.” -Turkish President Recep Erdogan

Recep Erdogan has every intention of going all the way east into Iraq.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/erdogan-vows-continue-fight-after-afrin.html#ixzz5AJszhiey

 

Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog…”

The Bible and historians are consistent. Magog is modern day Russia. For content linking ancient Magog to modern day Russia, clink the link below.

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/04/ezekiel-38-who-is-magog/

Vladimir Putin was recently reelected to serve again as Russian president. Putin garnered 76% of the vote. His closest rival Alexei Navalny was barred from participating due to alleged embezzlement charges. Also, it should be noted that alleged voter irregularities will be fully investigated.

“The percentage that we have just seen speaks for itself. It’s a mandate which Putin needs for future decisions, and he has a lot of them to make,” Putin Spokesman.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43452449

Russia continues to pour military resources into Syria. Sputnik News out of Russia is quoting Twitter. Here is the quote from the article.

Known as one of the most effective jammers in the world, the Russian helicopter-based radio electronic warfare system Rychag-AV is capable of protecting the entire vehicle by “blinding” all enemy warplanes and missiles within several hundred kilometers.

https://sputniknews.com/military/201803201062718631-syria-russian-helicopter-rychag-jammer/

 

With Erdogan’s reelection in April of 2017, he potentially can remain in power in Turkey until 2029. Putin’s recent election win allows him a second six-year term to remain in power in Russia until 2024. Putin and Erdogan both have political capital with their recent election wins. They are and will continue to spend their capital.

And the military build continues towards Israel. Fulfilled prophecy awaits.

Ezekiel 39:6 I will send fire on Magog and on those who dwell securely in the coastlands, and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 

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Trend Update: Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch, February 2018

Posted in Burden of Damascus, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2018 by paulthepoke

Jeremiah 49:23 Concerning Damascus. “Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, for they have heard bad news; they are disheartened. There is anxiety by the sea, it cannot be calmed.

Arpad: The name means “I will be spread out.” Per Ellicott’s Commentary, the modern-day location is approximately 14 miles north of Aleppo, Syria. The city is effectively on the Turkey border. Scholars believe the modern-day city is Tel Erfad, Syria (Barnes Notes on the Bible).

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.

For research linking Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth-Togarmah to modern day Turkey, click the link below.

https://godinanutshell.com/2017/08/08/ezekiel-38-who-are-meshech-tubal-gomer-beth-togarmah/

For geography and additional analysis, see the video link below. Photo: Getty Images

February 2018: President Recep Erdogan of Turkey has launched Operation Olive Branch. Turkey is looking to rid the region of terrorism. Turkey has crossed into northern Syria to do their bidding. The object of the operation is the Kurdish population. Turkey has indicated they prefer the Kurds east of the Euphrates River.

“One of our helicopters was downed just recently. These things will happen, we are in a war. (We) might lose a helicopter. (They) pay a heavy price.”

Erdogan is looking to expand further to the south in Syria. He is not finished in Afrin.

“We want our Syrian brothers and sisters to return to their land, and now we want to do the same in Idlib what we have done in Afrin.”

https://www.rt.com/news/418412-turkish-helicopter-downed-operation/

Turkish fighter jets are being seen all over the Afrin region.

Turkey has at least 3 observation posts west of Aleppo. Two other posts are located south of Aleppo towards Hamah.

Multiple posts on social media have indicated video of Turkish convoys in the Idlib region in and around Saraqib.

Turkey is moving south into Syria towards Israel.

 

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