New alliance emerging in the Middle East
Syrian President Bashar Assad's visit to Tehran last week has revealed a new regional element that has been largely ignored by Western observers. Assad's visit was officially described as a goodwill trip to congratulate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his re-election as Iran's president. But what came out following Assad's meeting with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, was an idea for an unofficial quadripartite alliance between Syria and Iran, with Turkey and Iraq joining.
Israeli sources anticipated such a proposal. They said that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was not ignorant to this idea. While officially struggling to join the European Union, Turkey has begun to accept the possibility that its European dreams are unlikely to materialize. At the same time, Turkey's hopes for a mediating role in peace talks between Israel and Syria, are also beginning to fade. Israel now insists on direct negotiations with Damascus. Winnipeg Free Press
A startling prophecy is on the verge of being fulfilled. Ezekiel 38:6 describes a nation that will come from the north of Israel named Togarmah (Turkey), who will join an alliance with many of Israel's enemies. Syrian President Bashar Assad's visit to Tehran last week has revealed that such an alliance is in full swing. Turkey, one of the nations who is prophesied to come down on Israel like a storm (Ezekiel 38:9), is now publicly aligning itself with Syria, Iran, and Iraq. It should be noted that both Syria and Iraq are not specifically listed in the Bible to take part in this future attack, but it is possible their territories could be included within the existing nations. Either way, this alliance between Russia, Iran, Turkey and many northern African nations (including Libya) is heading toward completion.
In other news, US President Barack Obama is rumored to be on the brink of restarting Middle East peace talks. In fact, Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas has come out and said he will sit down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next month, but insisted Israel stop settlement expansion first. Sources have indicted that the US and Israel are close to a deal on settlements.
Whether this is the timing God has in mind to bring peace to the Middle East is unknown. I personally do not believe Mr. Obama will bring peace but will merely serve as another forerunner to him that will come. I still look to the European Union for the rise of the true Antichrist. Eventually he will come! But before that happens, the rapture must take place.
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