Russia Strikes Syria

The scene is rapidly changing to more confusion and complexity on many fronts. Time is short. As a Christian, our worst day on earth is nothing compared to what an unbeliever will face. Share Jesus with them while you still have the chance.

For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. 2 Corinthians 1:12

Russia launches airstrikes in northern Syria, senior military official says

Russian warplanes have begun bombarding Syrian opposition targets in the war torn nation’s north, working on behalf of dictator Bashar al Assad, according to a senior military official.

Russian parliament unanimously approves use of military in Syria to fight ISIS

The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has unanimously given a formal consent to President Putin to use the nation’s military in Syria to fight terrorism at a request from the Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Saudi’s lash out at Assad.

Saudi Arabia insists Assad must go or be overthrown

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad must leave office or face being turfed out by force, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said, rejecting Russia’s bid to build support for its ally.

Speaking in New York after meeting Saudi Arabia’s allies, Jubeir on Tuesday dismissed Russia’s call for a coalition to defend Assad against the Islamic State group as a “non-starter.”

He warned that other countries would step up support for rebels from Syria’s moderate opposition, leaving Assad with no choice but to step down or face what he called the “military option.”

There is no future for Assad in Syria, with all due respect to the Russians or anyone else,” Jubeir told reporters in New York after meetings with Saudi Arabia’s allies.

 

 

 

Russia and the Burden against Damascus

Will Russia play a role in the destruction of Damascus to protect their interest from invading forces – ISIS? Regardless of whether they do or not, this is a very heavy movement on the Russian front to protect the Assad regime and oil.

Russian submarine with 20 ICBMs and 200 nuclear warheads is sailing to Syria

The world’s largest submarine, the Dmitri Donskoy (TK-208), Nato-coded Typhoon, has set sail for the Mediterranean and is destined for the Syrian coast, debkafile reports exclusively from its military and intelligence sources. Aboard the sub are 20 Bulava (NATO-code SS-N-30) intercontinental ballistic missiles with an estimated up to 200 nuclear warheads. Each missile, with a reported range of 10,000km, carries 6-10 MIRV nuclear warheads.

The Russian sub set sail from its North Sea base on Sept. 4, escorted by two anti-sub warfare ships. Their arrival at destination in 10 days time (September 14th) will top up the new Russian military deployment in Syria.

ISIS continues to gain ground in Syria

ISIS seizes last major Syrian oilfield

ISIS fighters are reported to have seized the Jazal field, Syria’s last major oil field, in battles over the vast central desert zone east of Homs. Casualties are reported on both sides. The Syrian army did not mention Jazal but claimed to have repulsed an attack in this area, killing 25 fighters including non-Syrian jihadists.
Rebel sources said: “The regime has lost the last oilfield in Syria.”

typhoon-Dmitry-DonskoyThe burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. Isa 17:1

Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations (ISIS is composed of many nations and there are multiple other terrorist groups involved in the Syrian Civil War), that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters:(when Damascus falls to the opposition) but God shall rebuke them (God can use one enemy to defeat another enemy), and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not (Only a massive earthquake, meteor, or nuclear warhead can eliminate a city overnight). This is the portion of them that spoil us (Israel), and the lot of them that rob us (Israel). Isa. 17:12-14

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Isa 40:8

 

The Sleeping Bear Awakens

It is winter, but the bear is awake and as hungry as ever. Russia has been heavily effected by the recent large drop in oil prices and had already been ramping up its military rhetoric and intimidation. How will the current economic struggle affect their future decisions??

The Russian ruble faced intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one stage by a whopping 20 percent to historic lows despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from the country’s central bank. The surprise decision to raise the rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent came in the middle of the night and represented a desperate attempt to prop up the troubled currency. The ruble has fallen sharply in recent weeks as a result of sliding oil prices as well as the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine.

Given Russia’s huge dependence on oil revenues, the recent sharp falls in the price of oil have hit the Russian economy hard. That’s exacerbated by the fact that the Russian economy isn’t diversified enough to withstand the shock.

Russian ruble falls to historic lows, while pressure increases on Putin

oilvey_20141216_101409As the leader of the Gog and Magog war, it is clear that Russia will become more aggressive as we move closer to the time. On a side note, only one time in history has oil dropped this much in the given time frame. That was in 2008 when the biggest one day point drop in the history of the U.S. stock market followed a few months later with a biblical eye opening drop of exactly 777 points…… Dow Falls 777

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Russian president Vladimir Putin has accused the West of seeking to destroy his country to punish it for its growing strength.

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Does Russia Think Their New Nuclear Weapons Could Win A War?

A Russian mobile nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile launcher. Russia has developed a new generation of tactical nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems, very disturbing given the dismal state of our own nuclear weapons programs. Moscow has also been deploying small, ground-based nuclear weapons close to the borders of our eastern-most NATO allies.

A Russian mobile nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile launcher. Russia has developed a new generation of tactical nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems, very disturbing given the dismal state of our own nuclear weapons programs. Moscow has also been deploying small, ground-based nuclear weapons close to the borders of our eastern-most NATO allies.

Russia Simulated Attack On Denmark

Two Russian strategic bombers circled the U.S. island of Guam last week in what U.S. defense officials say is the latest in a series of nuclear provocations by Moscow.

NATO says Russian jets, bombers circle Europe in unusual incidents

 

 

 

 

 

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