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.
raindrop: Not to mention that the RC church removed the commandment forbidding us from making images of anything, in heaven or on earth, and bowing down to pray and worship. It is SO messed up.
Jul 16, 2019 9:23:22 GMT -6
Joecool: Yes Thank You God for Tacos, also Thank You our salvation doesn't rely upon us.
Jul 16, 2019 9:29:32 GMT -6
mike: Amen Joe. I like to think that our salvation was dependant on us. Adam & Eve changed that. Not that the Lord want prepared
Jul 16, 2019 10:18:37 GMT -6
bernie: I was raised in the cult of Rome, but my 17th B-Day I joined the military and was gifted a Gideons NT at the induction center. I left the rituals & superstitions of Rome shortly thereafter, when God's Word revealed the truth to me.
Jul 16, 2019 10:27:27 GMT -6
mike: Isa 11:10, John 3:14, John 8:28, John 12:32 - and many indicate that it is the SON and only the Son who should be the focus of mens hearts. Unfortunately there are those who believe otherwise in many, too many other belief systems
Jul 16, 2019 10:41:13 GMT -6
bernie: Salvation is not in rituals, good works, or anything else. It's a free gift wrapped up in a whole lot of grace, mercy & love, and it' available to all freely by simple faith in Christ crucified as the perfect & complete payment for the sins of the world.
Jul 16, 2019 10:41:21 GMT -6
bernie: The Roman Mass violates the book of Hebrews which says there are no more sacrifices for sin. It claims the priest calls down Christ from Heaven and re-sacrifices him at every mass they perform. If that's not blasphemous, I don't know what is.
Jul 16, 2019 10:48:03 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Basically, someone who knew Luther wrote an ambiguous, out of context, half-remembered supposed quote of what Luther said to him one day. Luther was probably talking about Christ's unfairly maligned reputation, and how God "made him to be sin for us".
Jul 16, 2019 18:02:14 GMT -6
bora: There was a point that the Father withdrew his spirit from Christ. Perhaps it was then that sin was upon the Savior and he died as an eternal payment.
Jul 16, 2019 23:48:15 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "Included in this will be an international court based on Biblical principles." They really do plan for a One World Government, run from Jerusalem, under Rabbinic law. I think we know what sort of person they want as the leader of this government.
Jul 17, 2019 12:15:15 GMT -6
EnochWalked: “Even in a benign AI scenario we will be left behind,” he said. “With a high-bandwidth brain-machine interface, we can actually go along for the ride. We can have the option of merging with AI.”
Jul 17, 2019 12:21:33 GMT -6
Joecool: They are gonna make a mistake when they try hooking it up to my brain. It will make the matrix go haywire.
Jul 18, 2019 7:13:03 GMT -6
Joecool: Also Thank You Yahweh for the beautiful skyline this morning.
Jul 18, 2019 7:13:27 GMT -6
mike: If you're like me wondering "how much longer Lord?" Tho I don't 100% agree with Wilkerson this should help as perspective and urgency. youtu.be/ogOKp7V-eNs
Jul 18, 2019 17:43:24 GMT -6