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The Watchmen: Gaza, China & Taiwan, Russia & Friends

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Gaza Strip/Philistia, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2022 by paulthepoke

The Watchmen, just a couple of dudes sitting on the wall watching the world… Click on the video link at the bottom of the post for content and analysis by Czekmate and Paul.

Zephaniah 2:4-5 For Gaza shall be deserted, and Ashkelon shall become a desolation; Ashdod’s people shall be driven out at noon, and Ekron shall be uprooted. Woe to you inhabitants of the seacoast, you nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you until no inhabitant is left.

In this edition of The Watchmen… Operation Breaking Dawn was launched on August 5th against Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip. Islamic Jihad is an Iranian proxy. The leader of Islamic Jihad had visited Tehran within the week.

As of this post, over 600 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has reported the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leadership group has been martyred.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/idf-palestinian-islamic-jihad-assassinations

As sirens blared in Jerusalem, Jewish men are going to the Temple Mount on the 9th of Av or Tisha B’Av.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/for-many-activists-ascending-temple-mount-for-tisha-bav-an-act-of-defiance/

As of the posting of this report, Israel has agreed to an Egyptian brokered cease fire.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11084967/Senior-militant-4-killed-Israeli-strikes-Gaza.html

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Revelation 9:15-16 So the four angels who had been prepared for this hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. And the number of mounted troops was two hundred million; I heard their number.

In response to Speaker of the House Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China has surrounded the island with a military exercise that was initiated on August 5, 2022.

photo: Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-11080927/SAMUEL-CRANNY-EVANS-China-STARVE-Taiwan-submission-carry-amphibious-assault.html

China has sanctioned Nancy Pelosi and instituted a variety of “counter measures” towards the United States.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3188039/chinese-military-winds-down-taiwan-exercises-tensions-remain

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Ezekiel 38:1-6 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.

Russia is bombing a Ukrainian nuclear planet with a barrage of missiles.

“I’m extremely concerned by the shelling yesterday at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which underlines the very real risk of a nuclear disaster,” IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/07/uns-nuclear-watchdog-warns-on-ukraine-plant-as-russia-shells-dozens-of-towns.html

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. The result is five Turkish banks agreed to Russia’s Mir payments system. Russia and Turkey agreed to payment in rubles for natural gas. In return, Turkey will get billions of dollars for the construction of a nuclear power plant on the Mediterranean.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-06/turkish-banks-are-adopting-russian-payments-system-erdogan-says

Is a nuclear deal with Iran close to being signed with the west???

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2022/08/07/Negotiators-optimistic-about-progress-on-Iran-nuclear-deal

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Italy’s government is falling apart…

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/draghis-political-downfall-how-power-imploded-in-italy-and-what-happens-next/ar-AA10cR6f

Global inflation watch…

For all of this and more on this edition of the Watchmen, click on the YouTube link below.

President Biden’s Middle East Trip… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2022 by paulthepoke

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

Ezekiel’s Persia is modern day Iran…

The bottom line readout of the Biden trip to Israel points to the division in the administration on Near East policy. Two diverging paths thrown together into a foreign policy salad was pointed out to me in Hebrew. I waited a while to see if the Israelis and conservative American Jews could come to one mind on what the ‘upshot’ was. I needed an online translation but here it is, and it is brilliantly succinct:

“The problematic developments after Biden’s visit: The United States seeks to integrate the Palestinians into the forums of the Abraham Accords as well as Jordan. In addition, a number of Arab countries are on the way to normalization with Iran, including the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Egypt.”

Czekmate interpretation — the region is prepared to go it alone in such confusion out of America.

This is a few days old but was mostly underplayed in the press. That is likely owed to the Biden trip to Israel and the respect for the US from the government in Jerusalem. I will not speak to the veracity of the site, other than to say some Czekmate friends seem to think that the folks behind do have a pretty good grip on what they report on.

For the reach of the Israeli security services, what they lack in breadth they make up for in precision. In other words, they do not have massive amounts of agents to be able to put against a large problem in their far abroad. Accordingly, what resources they do have do exhaustive homework on the back end of their intelligence apparatus. From that homework they focus on very narrow efforts pointed at key nodes and critical paths of the problem set.

This is acutely the case in a culturally less accessible, place far from home such as Iran. The internal security conditions of a place like Iran makes it harder still. Thus the ability to place agents who blend in, leaves fewer personnel to be able to draw from. Frequently, assets recruited while abroad (regime traitors) alongside allied agents compose any operation personnel in such a place as Iran.

Making such operations harder still is that the secrecy surrounding a nuclear program is forbidding. Further, in order to gain the most amount of value per penetration/operation requires an agent to have a rare set of expertise usually gained over years of deep study. Hence the need to have a robust analytic structure in Israel itself that informs the operations to be undertaken. You can bet that individuals with such expertise and education would remain under a sharp eye in a paranoid regime like Iran.

Ah, but that paranoia is warranted in view of the number casualties the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp have been absorbing in recent months on their own soil. It has undermined the IRGC standing within the regime itself, and has doubtless exacerbated any acrimony between the Iranian armed forces and the IRGC. Such would have been the intent behind any effort were it a part of an intelligence operational effort.

In short, create such a blow to the key personalities of the Iranian power projecting security establishment (Missiles, drones and nukes) that disproportional resources have to be expended at home, thus slowing the entire maturation to a militarily viable nuclear weapon.

Up to this point, the Israeli emphasis has been to slow/stop that process, and it has been the central point of the nuclear negotiations bandied about on TV and in print so frequently. This cycle is so that in order to build a working “nuclear bomb” the radioactive material must be very highly refined and in large quantities to achieve a nuclear blast. This article lays down an indication that the Israelis are now compelled to reorient this apparatus away from attempting to disrupt the nuclear fuel generation cycle. They must now focus this apparatus to the next phase in an Iranian bomb, the capability of Iran to use one (as a viable weapon of war) as the new priority.

This is consistent with the news (reported here) surrounding recent deaths of Iranian personnel in their weapons research infrastructure. This is the new emphasis on their delicate and precise operations behind the enemy lines of the Iranian homeland. The so-called “Break-out” time (The time it takes to have enough nuclear material for a viable working bomb) being at zero, suggests that disrupting the nuclear enrichment cycle is an exhausted option for stymieing the Iranian bomb.

It is also a major step closer to a military strike.

The Watchmen: Temple Mount, Israeli & Russian Tension, Chinese Yuan, Cross of Christ, Russia & Sudan, US Middle East Policy

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2022 by paulthepoke

The Watchmen, just a couple of dudes sitting on the wall watching the world…

In this episode of The Watchmen we look at drama on the Temple Mount. In an opinion piece from the Jerusalem Post, a prominent Israeli Rabbi calls for the construction of the third Temple. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid calls the maintenance of the status quo on the Temple Mount. Confused???

Tension continues to build between Russian and Israel. Ezekiel 38-39 tells us Russia will eventually turn on Israel. Russian President Vladimir Putin demands ownership of a Russian Orthodox Church in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem.

Israel is adding the Chinese Yuan and cutting the United States dollar to their reserve holdings. The dollar continues to fall in global holdings.

Was a relic of the cross of Jesus Christ on the sunken Russian warship Moskva? If so, did the piece of the cross sink to the bottom of the Black Sea?

Russia’s Wagner Group is in Sudan. Russia wants a port on the Red Sea. Ezekiel’s gang continues to come together.

The Saudis are looking to the Chinese as a business partner. Will the Saudis conduct business dealings in the Chinese Yuan. What would the potential consequences be to the value of the US dollar? Can the Saudis trust the United States?

What is the current United States policy in the Middle East? History since the 2011 Arab Spring is reviewed.

All of this and more on this episode of the Watchmen. Click on the link below for insights and analysis.

https://www.jpost.com/christianworld/article-704445

https://www.timesofisrael.com/lapid-reaffirms-israels-official-commitment-to-maintaining-temple-mount-status-quo/

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-704490

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencies/dollar-vs-yuan-israel-central-bank-chinese-currency-holdings-reserves-2022-4

https://www.jpost.com/christianworld/article-704498

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/04/russia-wagner-group-expand-ties-sudan

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-u-s-saudi-relations-reached-the-breaking-point-11650383578

https://thepoliticalinsider.com/al-qaeda-is-on-our-side-how-obama-biden-team-empowered-terrorist-networks-in-syria/

This Week in Prophecy: Iraqi PM Drama, Ezekiel 38-39 Military Build, Ethiopia; US & S Korea Air Games, COVID Response in China & Australia

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2021 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy

An assassination attempt was made on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. Efforts failed and al-Kadhimi survived. Riots have taken place near the Green Zone in Baghdad. Isaiah 13 prophecies of a time of complete desolation of the area in the Day of the Lord. Modern day Iraq is a prophetic hot spot for the end times scenario.

Military hardware continues to pour into Syria and the northern border of Syria. Russia and Turkey continue to move more resources closer to Israel. Ezekiel 38-39 tells what the future holds. The military build will continue to the point is looks utterly hopeless for Israel. But God has other plans…

Ezekiel 39:9-10 “Then those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out and make fires with the weapons and burn them, both bucklers and shields, bows and arrows, war clubs and spears, and for seven years they will make fires of them. They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will take the spoils of those who plundered them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them,” declares the Lord GOD.

Ethiopia appears to be on the verge of civil war. Could this have implications for the region and ultimately the southern front of Ezekiel 38-39 with Libya and Sudan??? It’s worth watching. Governments are de stabilizing in various places. What about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project? This is going to be the largest hydroelectric plant in Africa. Isaiah 19 says the Nile River goes dry in the end times scenario.

Keeping a close eye on the Pacific theater with Australia, South Korea. The US, UK continue to forge military alliances in the region. This week, the US and South Korea initiated unannounced air force war games. More wars and rumors of wars just like Jesus said.

Australia makes a move on personal property, bank accounts, and driver’s licenses in response to COVID related violations and fine collection. China encourages the population to store up food in case of an emergency. China’s goal is zero COVID infections before the Winter Olympics coming up in February 2022.

All this and more on This Week in Prophecy.

https://valortube.com/groups/paul-lehr/

Drum Beat to War… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate with tags , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2021 by paulthepoke

For those who are looking for real world technical analysis and information of happenings in the Middle East, introducing Czekmate.

Czekmate is wired into the Middle East and follows the region closely. He is up to date with current events and provides excellent analysis in the theater.

Get educated. The world is changing rapidly.

In Drum Beat to War, Czekmate addresses the newly formed Iranian government, the Shia Land Bridge, current events in Jordan, Saudi Arabia’s response, the United States roll in the evolving Middle East, and Israel’s newly elected government.

Czekmate is a must follow if you want to stay up to date with what is happening in the Middle East. He posts articles, videos, analysis and opinion. See the link below.

https://valortube.com/groups/fighting-czekmates/

The Fighting Czekmates is a home for people with an unconventional outlook on world affairs. Get in touch with your instincts and don’t get married to your opinions. We welcome good natured argument, we tolerate stubbornness, but not rudeness or trolling. It is proctored by a seasoned practitioner. Gauge your audiences above all we value information exchange and patriotic teamwork.

Czekmate is a nom de guerre for a Washington DC based consultant who specializes in International affairs and national security regulatory matters. He holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. He has worked in Republican politics, Congress, and the Departments of State & Defense for the bulk of his career. In those endeavors he received awards for research pertaining to international illicit weapons networks.

He is a Christian and a practitioner of charismatic faith whose current work involves advising clients on cyber security compliance in the defense arena.

Czekmate is an original content provider at https://valortube.com/

ValorTube is a new social media website that provides original content from providers in the areas of Bible prophecy, Spiritual healing, Political, Paranormal, current events, and economics.

Free Money!!! March 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2020 by paulthepoke

Revelation 6:5-6 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!”

Jesus has opened the scroll and initiated judgment with a series of seals, trumpets, and bowls. With the opening of the third seal, John speaks of a time when it will cost a day’s wage for food. About 2,000 years ago, a denarius was a day’s wage for labor. We are living in and witnessing historical times and events. However, we are not witnessing the third seal of Revelation.

photo: Business Insider

In an unprecedented move, the United States Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to ZERO! A new round of quantitative easing will be initiated worth $700 billion in treasuries and mortgage backed securities.

Emergency lending for banks has been reduced to .25%. Repayment has been extended to 90 days.

Requirement ratios for banks has been reduced to ZERO.

Here is the statement from the Federal Reserve.

“The coronavirus outbreak has harmed communities and disrupted economic activity in many countries, including the United States.”

“…is prepared to use its full range of tools to support the flow of credit to households and businesses and thereby promote its maximum employment and price stability goals.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/federal-reserve-cuts-rates-to-zero-and-launches-massive-700-billion-quantitative-easing-program.html

Here is the latest statistical data from around the globe.

  • 169,000+ infected globally
  • 6,500+ deaths
  • Spain is on lock down.
  • France is on lock down.
  • Germany is reported to close its borders on Monday.
  • Nike and Apple have essentially closed all stores globally.
  • United States has 3,600+ cases
  • States are closing public schools.
  • Hoboken, NJ has issued a 10:00 p.m. curfew.
  • Universities are moving to on line instruction and closing campi.
  • College and professional sporting competition has been suspended.

Many critics state there is much hyperbole and over reaction with the media reporting and government response to the coronavirus COVID 19. I would encourage those critics to look at Italy. Cases are now over 24,000 and the death toll is increasing. Physicians are now making decisions on who gets care and who does not. Hospitals and health care providers cannot meet demands. The number of cases has doubled in the last four days.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/who-gets-hospital-bed/607807

https://www.propublica.org/article/this-coronavirus-is-unlike-anything-in-our-lifetime-and-we-have-to-stop-comparing-it-to-the-flu

We do not want videos of overwhelmed hospitals and health care workers making decisions in the parking lot on who gets care and who does not.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

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Revelation 6:7-8 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.

One quarter of the earth will be affected by death with the fourth seal! 1/4 of 7.8 billion is 1.95 billion!

Please understand. What we are watching and living is a human tragedy. I do not want to minimize this. But, this is nothing of the scope and scale of what is to come. We are not in the Revelation seals. There is time now.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 John 2:2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Corona Virus/COVID 19 Update, March 8, 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Pestilence, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2020 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 13:46 He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp. 

March 8, 2020: This is what the world is doing on a global scale. People infected with COVID 19, the corona virus, or Wuhan virus, take your pick, are being quarantined and isolated.

Italy COVID

Italy made a major move to stop the progression of the disease. The northern part of the country has been blocked off from the rest of the country. 17 million people have been effectively quarantined. The Italian government states people must “absolutely avoid any movement into and out of the areas.”

The decree is in effect until April 3, 2020. To date, 85% of the cases are reported in northern Italy.

Even the Vatican has its first case.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/italy-plans-large-scale-lockdown-in-countrys-north-to-fight-coronavirus-11583613874

The largest number of cases outside of China are located in Italy, Iran, and South Korea. Roughly 21,000 people are infected in these three countries.

Cities and municipalities in the United States appear to be ill prepared and behind the curve to manage the corona virus. The ability to assess and diagnose patients infected is poor. Diagnostic kits are limited. To date, about 1,600 people have been tested.

Effective Monday, March 9, 2020, 2.1 million testing kits will be distributed to commercial labs which equates to 850,000 people being assessed. This is per the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC mandates two swabs per patient.

Dr Anthony Fauci is the head of the infectious diseases unit at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He states there will be 4 million test kits available by the end of the week.

Click on the link below for Dr. Fauci’s comments on the Meet the Press Sunday morning.

 

Current statistics from the United States:

  • 516 infected
  • 21 deaths
  • 33 states and DC reporting cases

Look for numbers to spike in the United States moving forward. Testing kits are beginning to be manufactured and distributed.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/486452-cdc-has-tested-1583-people-for-coronavirus

Micah 5:2 But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.

Bethlehem: 19 people have tested positive in the birth place of Jesus. Infected patients have been transferred to Jericho. Israel Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has closed down the city until further notice. Only the transport of goods will be allowed in and out of Bethlehem. The closure was coordinated with the Palestinian Authority.

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-bethlehem-becomes-a-ghost-town-after-coronavirus-closure-1.8635434

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Here is the latest statistical data from around the globe.

  • 110,000+ infected world wide
  • 3,800+ deaths reported
  • 108 countries impacted
  • Fatality rate is being adjust upwards to at least 3% infected

Track virus statistics at the Johns Hopkins CSSE link below.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html

Operation Martyr Soleimani, January 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , on January 7, 2020 by paulthepoke

Breaking Story…

January 7, 2020: In response to the death of General Soleimani, Iran has launched a series of missiles from Iran towards American military bases in Iraq. American soldiers and resources have been targeted. Multiple waves of missiles are reported to be fired.

The locations of attack were al-Assad in central Iraq on the Euphrates River and the oil rich ares of northeast Iraq near Erbil. It should be noted that Turkish troops are in the area of northern Iraq as well.

Liveuamap: Iraq

The Pentagon has confirmed the reports. President Trump is acutely aware of the developing situation. Trump has not tweeted regarding the attack at the time of this post.

Damage reports and casualty information are not present at this time.

Iran has released a statement. If the United States retaliates, Iran will target Haifa, Israel and Dubai among other targets. See the tweet below from Richard Engel of NBC News.

Below is alleged video from the Iranian attack via Lebanon…

Oil has spiked to $65 a barrel on the news.

Update with recent President Trump tweet on damage assessment.

Top Iranian General Soleimani Killed at Baghdad Airport, January 2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2020 by paulthepoke

Breaking Story…

General Qassim Soleimani

January 2, 2020: General Qassim Soleimani has been killed in a U.S. airstrike at Baghdad Airport. He was one of the most powerful military persons in Iran. General Soleimani was the leader of the Qud’s Force. Iran has confirmed the Soleimani has been “martyred”.

In addition, other deaths were reported in the strike. These include the Deputy Chief of Hezbollah and two of Iran’s militia leaders.

Liveuamap of Baghdad

The statement below is a release from the Pentagon.

This is the latest in a series of escalations between Iran and the United States.

January 1, 2020: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei told U.S. President Trump, “You can’t do a damn thing.”

Khamenei’s quote was in response to President Trump’s tweets noted below.

December 31, 2019: Iranian backed Shia stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Marines were dispatched to the Embassy and other military support is on the way. Numbers are estimated to upwards of 4,000 additional military personnel.

US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

December 29, 2019: The United States responds by bombing Iranian targets which results in the death of 25 Iranian militia.

December 27, 2019: An American contractor was killed by an Iranian rocket attack.

The prophets in Jeremiah 49 and Ezekiel 38-39 state Iran is a major player in the end times scenario…

Jeremiah 49:34-39 That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying: “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, the finest of their might. ‘I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four ends of heaven, and will scatter them to all these winds; and there will be no nation to which the outcasts of Elam will not go. ‘So I will shatter Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their lives; and I will bring calamity upon them, even My fierce anger,’ declares the LORD, ‘And I will send out the sword after them until I have consumed them. ‘Then I will set My throne in Elam and destroy out of it king and princes,’ declares the LORD. ‘But it will come about in the last days that I will restore the fortunes of Elam,’” declares the LORD.

Iran Shoots Down American Drone, June 2019

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , on June 20, 2019 by paulthepoke

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 will be Persia. The country was known as Persia until the name change in the 20th century. This is modern day Iran…

A United States drone has been intercepted by Iran. The United States says the drone was in international air space of the Straits of Hormuz. Iran says the drone was over the land of Iran.

Getty Images

Another oil tanker was targeted in the region. Satellite evidence seems to show Iran is involved.

See the link below from The Sun for a detailed account of recent history.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9334596/iran-shoots-down-us-spy-drone-tensions-gulf/

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