Post by bondservant on Jul 12, 2019 9:25:42 GMT -6
ISTANBUL — Defying strenuous American objections and the threat of sanctions, Turkey began receiving the first shipment of a sophisticated Russian surface-to-air missile system on Friday, a step certain to test the country’s uneasy place in the NATO alliance. The system, called the S-400, includes advanced radar to detect aircraft and other targets, and the United States has been unyielding in its opposition to Turkey’s acquisition of the equipment. The installation of the Russian antiaircraft system is deeply troubling to Washington on several levels. It puts the Russian technology at the heart of NATO, inside the territory of a key NATO ally — one from which strikes into Syria have been staged. The Russian engineers who will be required to set up the system, American officials fear, will have an opportunity to learn much about the American-made fighter jets that are also part of Turkey’s fleet.
The dividing lines between the nations is becoming clearer.
There is Russia the "big dog," and then her surrogates Iran and North Korea both of whom are going nuclear.
To top that off that "big dog" has been violating the nuclear treaties, for years, as if they did not exist.
Turkey has always been a lost cause as a NATO member; a fence sitter. When they shot down the Russian jet fighter they were so afraid because of what Russia might do to them. It was out of that fear of retribution that Turkey buckled at the knees to worship the beast rather than be crushed. So Putin played his cards and won the weak spineless trash on the edge of Europe to his benefit and now positions them as his. Those missile systems belong to Russia and not Turkey (I bet). So Russia is developing its front in Turkey, Syria, Iran, and no doubt, Iraq. Also, all the "stans" will align with that beast when he pushes just a little.
India is the lone player down south that holds a few at bay. China has it's designs on Taiwan and the other island nations. Hopefully Japan has it's share of nukes to offset China.
South Korea is a sitting duck with it's head in the sand. Yes a great economy but no match for the deranged north.
Ukraine is a bold nation to stand as it did. If there was ever a nation with courage it is that one; to face the beast and hold it's ground. Unfortunately, now the west sees it as the nation to manipulate. So what Russia is doing to Turkey, the west has likewise done to Ukraine; both of these nations are victims of these two sides, Russia and the west, out of the fear of Russia.
The little nations like Latvia and so forth are simply pawns that do not matter.
But the major problem is with Iran. The lines are drawn and any action will be met with a counter action from the other side. It is all up to Iran.
How long can this stand-off last?
Last Edit: Jul 13, 2019 1:21:55 GMT -6 by boraddict
Jude (ESV) - 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
barbiosheepgirl: these are all the signs of the man of lawlessness, the one who elevate himself above all things to provide to the needy. Pay attention to where God is being replaced by others to provide all things. This to me is a wrath being spread across this world.
Oct 21, 2019 21:53:38 GMT -6
EnochWalked: BSG: I agree that God seems to be doing important prophetic things in the political realm right now, but I'm not sure about your covetousness/equality point. I think that the greed (idolatry) of billionaires undermines the freedom and unity of a nation
Oct 22, 2019 2:12:08 GMT -6
raindrop: The link I provided was from CBN News. Not CNN News. Pat Robertson is voicing his concern over the Turkey decision taken by POTUS. Pat Robertson is an evangelical.
Oct 22, 2019 2:47:31 GMT -6
raindrop: And has always been a strong supporter of POYUS. He is now horrified at Turkey being allowed to march forth. Even brand new Christians are fully aware of Ezekiel 38.
Oct 22, 2019 2:49:04 GMT -6
raindrop: That Turkey is a main player. The power shift in the ME poses great danger to Israel. This is not POTUS bashing. This is the reality. To try and silence people sounding the alarm over blind allegiance to POTUS is unfair.
Oct 22, 2019 2:52:01 GMT -6
raindrop: Our prophetic focus is Israel. I have no love for the left. I admire POTUS wsork on free speech etc., but saying you are a supporter of Israel and actually being one...
Oct 22, 2019 2:53:17 GMT -6
raindrop: Is two different things entirely. I will only post links that come from reliable and unbiased sources.
Oct 22, 2019 2:54:00 GMT -6
MTGuest: raindrop - Ah yes, that must have been a typo, that was CBN that I read with your link.
Oct 22, 2019 6:15:00 GMT -6
MTGuest: Anyway, I think there is too much haste to point at the media.
Oct 22, 2019 6:16:00 GMT -6
MTGuest: If you watch the media with an unbiased accounting, they are simply trying to report the facts.
Oct 22, 2019 6:17:04 GMT -6
MTGuest: That is their job... to report the facts... as unbiasedly as possible.
Oct 22, 2019 6:17:41 GMT -6
MTGuest: I mean obviously each of the mainstream news networks has its own style and personages, but they are all reporting the same news. Anyone can agree or disagree as the case may be. That's the way it has always been.
Oct 22, 2019 6:22:04 GMT -6
MTGuest: ...really nothing new there.
Oct 22, 2019 6:22:24 GMT -6
MTGuest: I certainly wouldn't like to see the silencing of certain groups - like you mention free speech and that is very important.
Oct 22, 2019 6:26:15 GMT -6
raindrop: They are all chomping at the bit for a war. Re-jigging the world order. Just as they did in WW2. This time - Almighty God intervenes. They just ned the right excuse.
Oct 23, 2019 7:46:09 GMT -6