Turkey splinters Nato unity with veto against Finland and Sweden

Turkey splinters Nato unity with veto against Finland and Sweden

Event

Turkey has broken Nato unity on Finland and Sweden’s push to join the alliance, blocking an initial vote on accession after President Erdogan demanded that the two countries hand over dozens of Turkish exiles he accused of “terrorism”. The veto came hours after Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary-general, hailed a historic moment for western security following the submission of Sweden and Finland’s formal applications.

“This is a good day at a critical moment for our security. We all agree that we must stand together, and we all agree that this is an historic moment which we must seize. Every nation has the right to choose its own path.”

Nato ambassadors had met with the aim of swiftly processing the applications and to head off any Russian plans to undermine the security of the Nordic countries. The Turkish government’s opposition put a stop to the initial vote, according to reports from Nato headquarters in Brussels.

Comment

This week Finland and Sweden both formerly applied to join Nato – the military alliance that is designed to protect all nations in it from hostile states ie Russia.
Russia has reacted swiftly to this. Russia’s gas giant Gazprom confirmed it had completely halted all gas exports to Finland at 04:00 GMT on Saturday. This is the latest escalation of an energy payments row with the West. Turkey has said it will veto Finland and Sweden being able to join Nato. Most analysts don’t believe Turkey will be able to do this indefinitely though. Whatever the outcome we know that Turkey is allied to Russia when Putin finally decides to invade Israel.

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Togarmah – figure in the “table of nations” in Genesis 10, the list of descendants of Noah that represents the peoples known to the ancient Hebrews. – Thargamos and his sons. The order of the figures from left to right is: Movakan, Bardos, Kartlos, Hayk, Lekos, Thargamos, Caucas, Egros. An opening folio of the Georgian Chronicles (Vakhtangiseuli redaction), 1700s.

Ezekiel speaks of Togarmah which covers much of modern day Turkey as one of the nations allied to Russia. We see Turkey on the fringe of the Nato alliance. It could end up leaving. The pieces are falling into place.

Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah [Turkey] of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.  Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. (Ezekiel 38:6-7)

Andy Walton

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PM warns Vladimir Putin against ‘tragic mistake’ as tensions rise with Ukraine

Moscow lists demands for defusing Ukraine tensions

Putin lays out his demands in Turkish phone call

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Additional reading

  1. Anno 2022, In which way is neutrality tenable
  2. Looking at a “Man from the North” endangering the world
  3. The biggest ground offensive in Europe since World War II
  4. Ukraine and Estonia taking further steps to intensify bilateral cooperation
  5. Ukraine war is veering fast towards a big power conflict
  6. Pledges to send more military assistance to Ukraine and Russian warnings
  7. Selection from The Week: 2022 3rd week of March
  8. The Independent’s look at the third week of March 2022
  9. The Guardian’s view on Ukraine for the first half of April 2022
  10. The Telegraph’s Weekly view 2022 May 7-13
  11. The Guardian’s view on the world 3rd week of May 2022
  12. The Telegraph’s Weekly view 2022 May 14-20

Food crisis looms as landmines litter Ukraine farmer’s fields

Food crisis looms as landmines litter Ukraine farmer’s fields

The Times, May 2, 2022

Event

Ukraine, one of the most fertile and productive countries in the world, has been known historically as the “bread basket of Europe”. Now it is facing a complex and unprecedented agricultural crisis, in which landmines are only one of numerous interlinked problems. The United Nations estimates this year’s harvest will be 20 per cent lower than normal; others predict the reduction will be as much as 30 per cent. Not only will this have a serious effect on the ability of Ukraine to feed itself — but also on people across the world, who depend, without even being aware of it, on Ukrainian wheat, Ukrainian corn, and Ukrainian sunflower seeds go into the flour, bread and cooking oil that feed people across the world. World food prices were rising anyway, and the invasion has accelerated this. The global food price index issued by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation recently made its biggest jump since it was established in 1990, thanks to all-time record prices for vegetable oils, cereals and meat.

Comment

The impact on food availability and food prices due to the war in Ukraine cannot be underestimated. Middle East and African nations rely heavily on Ukraine for wheat and corn. 60% of Lebanon’s wheat supply just prior to the war was being shipped in from Ukraine. Lebanon has only one month of wheat reserves remaining. Egypt (with over 100 million people to feed) is the world’s largest importer of wheat. 85% of all Egypt’s wheat come from just 2 places – Ukraine and Russia – who are both at war. The Arab Spring (a series of of anti government protests) which began in 2010 is put down to unrest caused by food shortages and increasing food prices. It resulted in regime changes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Jesus says there will be famine (food shortage)…

Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:  And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:10-11)

Events in Ukraine could cause a manmade famine. The word famine means “scarcity of harvest” which is happening in Ukraine…

Andy Walton,

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Additional reading

  1. Some highlights of the invasion of Ukraine March 9-16
  2. Ukraine from 2022 March 16-20
  3. Grain shortages affect international markets
  4. Mix of strong demand and limited supply igniting inflation
  5. Northern Hemisphere time of Spring & War in Ukraine
  6. Composted reads for the 3rd week of May 2022

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  13. Wheat price soars to the daily limit as India bans exports to make sure they have enough for themselves, angering G7 ministers
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  20. MoF strictly bans export of wheat
  21. High Demand And Low Supply of Wheat Amidst Ban
  22. Paperwork

Anti-Semitism: Dramatic rise in 2021, Israeli report says

Anti-Semitism: Dramatic rise in 2021, Israeli report says

BBC, April 22 + Audit of antisemitic incidents

Event

The number of anti-Semitic incidents around the world dramatically increased last year, a study by Tel Aviv University has found. The report identifies the US, Canada, the UK, Germany and Australia as among countries where there was a sharp rise. This was fueled by radical left- and right-wing political movements and incitement on social media, it says. The report’s release coincides with Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins on Wednesday night. Known in Israel as Yom HaShoah, the day commemorates the six million Jews murdered by Nazi Germany across Europe during World War Two. The Anti-Semitism Worldwide Report 2021, by the Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Humanities, is based on the analysis of dozens of studies from around the world, as well as information from law enforcement bodies, media and and Jewish organisations.

Comment

In these very last days we can expect anti-Semitism to increase. The Jews are often blamed for world crises. They are blamed for financial collapse, for conflict, for making the Covid19 virus etc etc. Social networks spread conspiracy theories about the Jews and this spreading of lies incites hatred. In the kingdom though it will be the exact opposite. We are told in Zechariah that 10 men will take hold of the skirt of one Jew and say

“We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.”

Mankind will finally realise in the kingdom that the words of Jesus himself were true – that

“salvation is of the Jews.”

Through baptism we become adopted Jews as we are ”covered” in Christ who was a Jew and also God’s son. We are then related to the promises to Abraham….

23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you. (Zechariah 8:23)

Andy Walton

Weekly World Watch

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Objective views and not closing eyes for certain sayings

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Additional reading

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  4. The fight against anti-Semitism is also a fight for a democratic, value-based Europe
  5. Hamas the modern Philistines
  6. ….a powerful way to put the universe on notice….
  7. Seeds from the world creating division and separation from God
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  10. A Secret of our Enemy :Inter-Ethnic Fault Lines Among the Jews (Full Article)
  11. Growing anti-Semitism possible sign of certain times
  12. Signs of the times – “An object of scorn and ridicule”
  13. Signs of the Times – War and anti-Semitism
  14. Signs of the times – “Anti-Semitism on the increase”
  15. Protest against Tzahal concert in Antwerp
  16. Jews the next scapegoat for Donald Trump
  17. The American clouds of Anti-Semitism (Our World) = The American clouds of Anti-Semitism (View on the World)
  18. Donald Trump after declining numbers of people victimised for their religion managed to increase the numbers again
  19. Incidents of hate have become commonplace in the U.S.A. anno 2017
  20. What to do in the Face of Global Anti-semitism
  21. Apocalyptic Extremism: No Longer a Laughing Matter
  22. The Rise of Anti-Seminism
  23. Dr. Miller looking at Jews in France
  24. Anti-Semitic pressure driving Jews out of Europe
  25. Jews In France Ponder Whether To Stay Or To Leave
  26. Quiz questions, views, left- and right-wing anti-Semitism
  27. Many members of Jewish community wondering if they are still welcome in Poland
  28. French rabbis of the suburbs confront anti-Semitism
  29. a Call to stop the growing anti-Semitism
  30. Numbers 10:10 Make Your Rejoicing Heard
  31. Trusting present youngsters who are not necessary evil
  32. The danger of having less than 25 000 Jews in Belgium
  33. Historian Deborah Lipstadt Assesses the New Anti-Semitism
  34. Anti-Semitism in Austria 2018 study results
  35. Trump’s rhetoric is infusing a culture of Anti-Semitism
  36. A new decade, To open the eyes to get a right view
  37. Month of freedom and liberty with Independence Day or Deceived day
  38. the Soup will not be eaten as hot as it is served
  39. Perhaps Anti-Semitism for lots of people isn’t always easy to see
  40. Aalst Carnaval 2020 a further anti-Jewish demonstration
  41. Aalst Carnival and Unia analyses reports
  42. Anti-Semitism in the United States
  43. Passover 7 days of meditation opening a way to conversion
  44. Looking at 2021 in a nutshell
  45. Is it time for UK Jews to pack the bags?
  46. This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #6
  47. A convinced voice to debunk false allegationsIn Every Generation: The Return of Anti-Semitism – Pesah Day 1, 5779Intermarriage and Protecting the state of the Jewish and/or Jeshuaist familyPublic reaction demanded against increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes
  48. A vibrant and inclusive movement within the American Jewish community

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  4. Why Putin’s ‘denazification’ claim is a ‘total distortion of Ukraine’s reality’
  5. It’s Anti-Semitism Stupid!
  6. (ADL) Anti-Semitism Algorithm
  7. Don’t Let Me Downplay
  8. Hawkins County Sen. Frank Niceley responds to anti-Semitism claims
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  10. Group reports record tally of antisemitic incidents in 2021
  11. Report: Illinois Ranks Among Midwestern States With Highest Total Number of Anti-Semitic Incidents in 2021
  12. ADL: Reports of Antisemitic Incidents in US Hit Record High in 2021
  13. The Gilad Atzmon and David Rovics Antisemitism Controversy, Explained
  14. Colorado ranks 8th in antisemitic incidents audit
  15. Anti-Semitic incidents rise 27% in California in 2021 and are nearly triple what they were in 2015
  16. Antisemitic incidents rose dramatically in 2021, alarming new report shows
  17. Tel Aviv University – Antisemitism Peaked Globally in 2021
  18. Thoughts on Yom HaShoah in 2022
  19. Yom Hashoah 5782- 2022
  20. Yom Hashoah 2022 (by the News that matter)
  21. Yom HaShoah When the IDF fought the Nazi war machine.
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  23. Heroism and Hope: How Israelis Honor Those Who Perished While Also Celebrating Heroes…Inspiring!
  24. Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day 4/28/22
  25. Yom HaShoah 5782 – In Memory of
  26. Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day At Fort Ontario May 1
  27. Parashat Kedoshim 5782: Judaism and the Golden Rule
  28. Will There Be Another Holocaust? | Amir Tsarfati • Behold Israel
  29. Antisemitic flyers found in Corte Madera
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  31. Looking back and looking into the future: Holocaust Remembrance Day
  32. Increase in Anti-Semitism Worldwide
  33. Over 160 state municipal leaders join fight against antisemitism at Lappin forum
  34. Lavrov compares Ukraine’s Zelensky to Hitler with antisemitic ‘Jewish blood’ trope
  35. Russia’s FM Sergei Lavrov Claims Hitler Was A Jew, Sparking Sharp Criticism From Israel
  36. Hedges: Stand with Alice Walker — Anti-Zionism is not Anti-Semitism (Video)
  37. Liberation Is Jewish History. Let’s Make It Our Future, Too.
  38. Labour councillor suspended from party after ‘sharing Holocaust denial article’

‘Desperate’ Vladimir Putin may use tactical nuclear weapons, warns CIA chief

‘Desperate’ Vladimir Putin may use tactical nuclear weapons, warns CIA chief

The Times, April 16

Russia’s setbacks could prompt President Putin to use tactical nuclear weapons, William Burns, the CIA director, has said. Moscow has a stockpile of about 2,000 tactical nuclear weapons, also known as low-yield or battlefield munitions, that can be deployed by air, sea or artillery. These are generally less potent than the bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 and the more powerful strategic weapons would not be used on a contested battlefield.

“Given the potential desperation of President Putin and the Russian leadership, given the setbacks that they’ve faced so far, militarily, none of us can take lightly the threat posed by a potential resort to tactical nuclear weapons or low-yield nuclear weapons,”

Burns, 66, said during a speech at Georgia Tech university in Atlanta.

“I know President Biden is deeply concerned about avoiding a Third World War, about avoiding a threshold in which, you know, nuclear conflict becomes possible,”

said Burns, who was the ambassador to Moscow between 2005 and 2008.

Comment

Albert Einstein once said that he did not know what weapons would be used in World War 3, but World War 4 would be fought with sticks and stones. We don’t know what weapons will be used but there is a high possibility that nuclear weapons could be used.

When pushed into a corner and with nothing to lose a leader like Putin could push the button. Russian state TV said a few weeks ago

“Why do we need a world if Russia is not in it?”

They would countenance destroying the earth if Russia could not exist.

Jesus said “no flesh” (no creature) would survive if God did not intervene in sending Jesus…

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. (Matthew 24:21-22)

Andy Walton

Weekly World Watch

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Additional reading

Pledges to send more military assistance to Ukraine and Russian warnings

UN suspends Russia from human rights body over atrocities in Ukraine

UN suspends Russia from human rights body over atrocities in Ukraine

Event:

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United Nations (UN) General Assembly hall at the UN Headquarters, New York City, 2006

The United Nations general assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the human rights council after images of atrocities apparently showing civilians left dead in the streets with their hands bound emerged following Russian troops’ withdrawal from around Kyiv. The call for Russia’s removal from the UN’s top human rights body was led by the United States, which concluded that Russian forces had committed war crimes. In a vote yesterday it gained the support of 93 countries. They were urged on by Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s ambassador, who told diplomats that “pressing ‘no’ means pulling the trigger, and means a red dot on the [voting] screen, red as the blood of the innocent lives lost”. Russia had said it would consider a yes vote an unfriendly act that would affect its bilateral relations with those countries. President Biden said he applauded the “overwhelming vote.”

WWW Comment

Russia has become a pariah state and is being ostracised by the majority of nations in the world. It is hard to see how Russia comes back from this. Such is the violence and horror that Putin’s soldiers have carried out there is no chance he will ever be welcome in the institutions the world has created. But this makes Putin even more dangerous. Many analysts say he will resort to ever greater levels of atrocity. Isolated, angry but surrounded only by people who agree with his every word Putin will look to avenge his humiliation in Ukraine. Daniel 8 says that Putin (latter day Antiochus Epiphanes the original king of the north) will “cause a shocking amount of destruction”. Another version says he will “cause astounding devastation.” The AV says “he shall destroy wonderfully.”

Putin will not be cowed by events turning against him in Ukraine – he will destroy more.

At the end of their rule, when their sin is at its height, a fierce king, a master of intrigue, will rise to power. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause a shocking amount of destruction and succeed in everything he does. (Daniel 8:23-24 NLT)

Andy Walton

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Wrestling with Genesis and Revelation

The inability of Christians to grasp the meaning and message of both Genesis and Revelation create a great divide in America. Christians struggle with both the beginning and culmination of the Scriptures — the Alpha and the Omega as they might be called. Both Genesis and Revelation bring a lot of baggage with them to the American religious scene.

We have great division on end-times views stemming from misadventures into Revelation. Our confused teaching has scarred our culture and created a religious society that has wasted immense energy preparing for the end of the world. The predictions have come and gone these past decades.

A few Christians are now ready, finally — at last, to leave behind the “Left Behind” mentality. Why? There have been too many false predictions. For some of us, they are hard to forget. Things got going with The Late Great Planet Earth in 1970. They heated up in 1987, and then we found it was really going to happen in 1988. Through the 90’s and even today we hear about the Middle East in prophecy. First, it was the Soviet Union. Then it was Saddam Hussein. Is it the European Union? Or is it Islam? The hot ticket for the Antichrist keeps changing hands. And who can forget Y2K? They have all come and gone and with them goes the credibility of tens of millions of Christians in America.

Genesis has been a more dangerous venture for some. Wrongly understood, it has the potential to undermine one’s faith in the God of creation.

Martin Timothy, Vaughn Jeffrey (2007) “Beyond Creation Science: New covenant creation from Genesis to Revelation” Apocalyptic Vision Press Whitehall MT

Seems a fair point. Those loudest about how Genesis must be understood have a long history of prophetic interpretative failures (from which nothing is learnt).

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Additional reading

  1. A Book of life recording the names of true believers in God
  2. Main verses in the Bible telling us Who God is #8 Some more attributes of God
  3. Between Alpha and Omega – The plan of creation
  4. God’s Word Framing universe
  5. From waste and void coming into being by God’s Word
  6. I am the Alpha and the Omega, Revelation 1:8 – Who is Speaking?
  7. Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 3
  8. The Song of The Lamb #3 Daniel and Revelation
  9. Matthew 16 Calvin’s view
  10. Religion and believers #8 Groups following one or another apostle
  11. Religion and believers #9 Old and new cults
  12. Much confusion about the Antichrist
  13. The Coining of the Lord Draweth Nigh
  14. Christian fundamentalists feeding Into the Toxic Partisanship and driving countries into the Dark Ages… #2
  15. Apocalyptic Extremism: No Longer a Laughing Matter
  16. Babylon is fallen
  17. 3/9/22 Adso on the Antichrist
  18. Antichrist
  19. Antichrist and The Most Hated Family in America in crisis
  20. The Most Hated Family in America
  21. For those who do everything to stop the work of Christadelphians
  22. Making the time ready for Jesus to return
  23. Last days and destruction of the flesh

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  10. …before YHVH ET (אֵת) in front of the veil
  11. Theology and the Anti-Christ
  12. AntiChrist’s Characteristics
  13. Ruler of the Nations
  14. March 25 is the Greatest of All Days in the History of the world
  15. Beyond Oblivion
  16. a sixth seal 
  17. Why Christians Must Prepare For The Metaverse – American Faith
  18. New Insight Destroys The Entire Plan Of The Antichrist. Ends Fear Mongering
  19. Russia: the Prophet Jeremiah’s Boiling Pot
  20. Recent Events In Russia And Ukraine Now Have Some Christians Asking Could Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy Be The Antichrist? Let’s Take A Look!
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  25. Yeshua Will Open Our Eyes and Ears
  26. Yeshua, the Mustering Prince of His Coming Army
  27. 1 John 2:22-23
  28. Defining Anti-Messiah – Part 1
  29. Defining Anti-Messiah – Part 2
  30. Is Government the New God? The New Religion of Totalitarianism
  31. The Time Has Come
  32. Already In The World
  33. Chaos Will Introduce A New World Leader – 02.17.2022
  34. Israel Will Embrace The Anti-Christ – 02.18.2022
  35. The Church, Men in heaven and the 4 horsemen
  36. What Is the Mark of the Beast? (w/ Dr. Matthew Halsted)
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  40. Personalities in the Tribulation: The Unredeemed – Part 2
  41. Personalities in the Tribulation: The Two Witnesses
  42. Personalities in the Tribulation: The 144,000 Witnesses
  43. The Endtime News
  44. Rapture and the Seven-Year Tribulation (Part 2 of 2)

Putin lays out his demands in Turkish phone call

Putin lays out his demands in Turkish phone call

Turkey has positioned itself with great care to be the go-between with Russia and Ukraine – and this seems to be paying off.

On Thursday afternoon, President Vladimir Putin rang the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and told him what Russia’s precise demands were for a peace deal with Ukraine. The Russian demands fall into two categories. Chief among them is an acceptance by Ukraine that it should be neutral and should not apply to join Nato. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has already conceded this. Ukraine would have to undergo a disarmament process to ensure it wasn’t a threat to Russia. There would have to be protection for the Russian language in Ukraine. And there is something called de-Nazification. Russia will demand that the Ukrainian government should give up territory in eastern Ukraine. That will be deeply contentious. Russia will also demand that Ukraine should formally accept that Crimea.

Turkey is allied to Russia when Russia descends into Israel at some point in the future. But Turkey and Ukraine have a long chronology of historical, geographic, and cultural contact. Turkey became one of the first states in the world to announce officially about recognition of sovereign Ukraine in the early 90’s. Turkey’s relations with Russia are more cyclical. But overall they have improved significantly in recent years.

Russia became Turkey’s largest provider of energy, while many Turkish companies began to operate in Russia.

The Bible says that Turkey will be allied to Russia when it invades Israel. So it is interesting to see them playing the role of “go-between” at this time. Putin’s end game is to take east Ukraine – the final part of ancient Magog….

Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard [protection] unto them. (Ezekiel 38:4)

Gomer and Togarmah are both areas of modern Turkey.

 

Andy Walton

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Additional reading

  1. Signs of the times – “Turkey and Russia”
  2. Signs of the Times – “Global Britain”
  3. Turkey 2021 update
  4. Kazakhstan: strikes and riots rock the regime
  5. Putin, Erdogan Pledge To Boost Russia-Turkey Ties
  6. A Brief Look at NATO and Russia’s Push to Reform the Old Soviet Union

Majority of US weapons promised to Ukraine in February delivered

Majority of US weapons promised to Ukraine in February delivered

March 4,2022

The United States has already delivered more than two thirds of the arms it promised in late February to Ukraine, whose forces are “effectively” using them to push back the Russians, a Pentagon official said Friday.
On February 26, Washington authorized $350 million of military equipment — the largest such package in US history — to bolster Kyiv against the Russian invasion, which began last week. An official with the US State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs told Congress this week that the package aimed to

“provide urgently needed ammunition, Javelin anti-tank missiles and the Stinger man portable air defense systems to Ukraine.”

Her testimony officially confirmed for the first time America’s delivery of the high-tech Stingers, which can be used to shoot down low-flying aircraft. The Pentagon official told reporters that out of the $350 million,

“we have already delivered to the Ukrainians $240 million-worth of that package, including some of the most needed capabilities like anti-armour capabilities.”

Having identified the king of Daniel 11 v 36-39 as Gog – the ruler of the Russian people – the king of the north – we can now see that the king of the south will “push” at him. The king of the south is US / UK predominately – as mentioned in Ezekiel 38 the parallel passage to Daniel 11:36 to the end. The push from the king of the south against Gog is a provocation – something painful. The word “push” is the Hebrew word to “gore” as in an animal with a horn attacking. A goat or bull goring you would be very painful although not life threatening in most cases. In this sense we are looking for a direct military provocation against Gog. Gog was originally a real and historical person and ruled the Magogites. These people lived in Southern Russia. Notice how the article says that US weapons are being used to “PUSH” back the Russians….

And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: (Daniel 11:40)

KEY POINT – notice the colon at the end of “push at him:” The colon in the original text denotes a time gap. Russia doesn’t instantly come down into Israel. The inner ring war happens in this short gap of time

Andy Walton

 

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PM warns Vladimir Putin against ‘tragic mistake’ as tensions rise with Ukraine

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Additional reading

  1. King of the North
  2. King of the South
  3. Russian involvement in US elections
  4. Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Russian troop movements
  5. A watchman seeing the sword coming
  6. Putin puts Russia’s nuclear force on high alert
  7. Putin’s Moves Toward War in Ukraine Show How Dangerous He Has Become
  8. Gas supplies from the Gulf may come with a catch
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Antisemitism animating Putin’s claim to ‘denazify’ Ukraine

Antisemitism animating Putin’s claim to ‘denazify’ Ukraine

The Russian leader’s pretext for invasion recasts Ukraine’s Jewish president as a Nazi and Russian Christians as true victims of the Holocaust.
When Russian president Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at dawn on Thursday, he justified the “special military operation” as having the goal to “denazify” Ukraine.

Ukraine is a democratic country, whose popular president was elected, in a free and fair election, with over 70% of the vote. That president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, is Jewish, and comes from a family partially wiped out in the Nazi Holocaust.

Vladimir Putin is himself a fascist autocrat. Fascism is a cult of the leader, who promises national restoration in the face of supposed humiliation by ethnic or religious minorities, liberals, immigrants etc. The dominant version of antisemitism alive in parts of eastern Europe today is that Jews employ the Holocaust to seize the victimhood narrative from the “real” victims of the Nazis, who are Russian Christians.

After Volodymyr Zelensky won the Ukrainian presidency in a landslide in April 2019, his country became the only country besides Israel with a Jewish president and prime minister. It’s remarkable given that only a tiny minority of Ukraine is Jewish. And yet Putin in his rationale for invading Ukraine said that his mission is to “denazify” Ukraine.
By claiming that the aim of the invasion is to “denazify” Ukraine, Putin appeals to the myths of contemporary eastern European antisemitism – that a global elite of Jews were (and are) the real agents of violence against Russian Christians and the real victims of the Nazis were not the Jews, but rather this group. Hence the hatred of Zelenskiy. Russian president Dmitry Medvedev denounced Zelenskiy as disgusting, corrupt and faithless. The true colours of Putin’s view of the Jews is now in the open….

a fierce king, a master of intrigue, will rise to power. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause a shocking amount of destruction and succeed in everything he does. He will destroy powerful leaders and devastate the holy people. (Daniel 8:23-24 NLT)

Andy Walton

 

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Iran taunts Israel by testing missile named after medieval Jewish defeat

Iran taunts Israel by testing missile named after medieval Jewish defeat

Iran has unveiled a terrifying new missile and give it a chilling name to taunt Israel. Images showing the long-range rocket being tested were broadcast on state television earlier this week. The weapon has a range of 900 miles, according to Iran, meaning it can hit US bases in the region and reach Israel. The missile has been dubbed the ‘Khaibar-buster’ by Tehran military chiefs, a reference to a medieval Jewish castle.

In 628CE, early Muslim warriors led by Muhammad overran the fortress and won a decisive military battle, cementing the reputation of the religion’s founder. With relations between Tel Aviv and Tehran at a low ebb after decades of hostilities, the provocative move will add to tensions in the region. Iranian media claimed the missile has high accuracy, is manufactured entirely on domestic soil and can evade defence systems.

It is interesting that Iran has named their new missile the Khaibar buster. Jews lived in Khaibar which was an oasis in modern day Saudi Arabia. A war was fought against them by muslims headed up by Mohammed which history says they won. Many muslims see this war as a foretaste of what will become of Israel. However, according to Jewish legend, the Jews of Khaybar remained in their territory and lived there as a nation of mighty warriors free from Muslim rule. Their fantastic survival in the desert attracted the attention of adventurers and travellers to the Orient from the twelfth century to modern times. Whatever the truth of that is we know with Bible in hand that the Jews will survive and Iran will never destroy Israel. In fact we are told that the pricking briers around Israel will be completely removed. All nations will one day worship at Jerusalem….

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you. (Zechariah 8:23)

Andy Walton

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