Problems between NATO’s 2 biggest militaries: Greece and Turkey

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Rising tensions between 2 of NATO’s biggest militaries are driving fears of the first war between alliance members
  • Greece and Turkey have two of NATO’s largest militaries and are in an important corner of Europe.
  • They also have longstanding disputes that continue to roil their relationship and affect the alliance.
  • Their tensions have escalated in recent years, stoking new fears about the first war within NATO.
  • Both countries have lost jets and pilots in encounters over the eastern Aegean, and each side regularly accuses the other of flying over their territory in the area.
  • Their disputes include divided Cyprus and the weaponization of migrants, but much of their tension centers on the islands in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean seas.
  • Greece, citing the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, argues that its hundreds of Aegean islands give it rights to territorial sea and exclusive economic zone. Turkey has not signed UNCLOS and argues that islands do not have the same territorial rights as mainland.
  • Turkey’s parliament has authorized a declaration of war if Greece extends its territorial waters in the Aegean from its current 6 nautical miles up to the 12 miles allowed by UNCLOS.
  • The island dispute has escalated in recent months.

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Turkey is seeking to change the demography of the island Cyprus through illegal immigration

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Cyprus’s ‘State of Emergency’: Turkey’s ‘Weaponization’ of Illegal Mass Migration
  • On September 11 of this year, the EU recognized the instrumentalization or “weaponization” of migration by Turkey….
  • The Cypriot government says that Turkey is orchestrating this illegal immigration crisis, as most migrants coming to Cyprus travel from Turkey. They reportedly fly from Istanbul or Ankara to the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus, are then smuggled to the free, southern part of the Republic of Cyprus, and from there, under EU law, can apply for asylum.
  • In 1974, Turkey invaded the Republic of Cyprus and forcibly displaced the indigenous Greek Cypriots from the north in a violent ethnic cleansing campaign, accompanied by murders, rapes, forced disappearances and other atrocities.
  • Since then, Turkey has implemented policies meant to erase the Hellenic identity and civilization of occupied northern Cyprus.
  • “This year… We had 4,250 births so far, as opposed to 12,000 migrant arrivals.
  • “Turkey, which illegally occupies one third of our country, is exploiting immigration to change the demography of the island for political purposes.

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Nuke Sharing with Poland. Could this be the red line that escalates the war to World War III?

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Poland Is In Talks With US About Nuclear-Weapons Sharing
  • Nuclear sharing can comprise anything from offering escort or reconnaissance jets for a nuclear mission, or offering dual-capable aircraft available for nuclear roles to actually hosting an ally’s nuclear weapons. Allies such as Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy and Turkey host U.S. nuclear weapons on their soil, according to the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
  • In April, Poland’s de-facto leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski,…told the German Welt am Sontag newspaper that Poland was “open” to hosting US nuclear weapons.

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Watch Turkey. Seems as long as the U.S. remains weak anything can happen

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Erdogan Threatens Greece
  • “We have only one sentence for Greece: Do not forget Izmir [the city of Smyrna]. Your occupying the [Aegean] islands will not stop us; we will do what is necessary when the time comes. You know what we say: ‘Unexpectedly one night we shall come to [conquer] you.” — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sondakika.com, September 4, 2022.
  • The Turkish attacks against the Greeks and Armenians of Smyrna began [in 1922] with looting, rapes and massacres, and ended with a fire that destroyed the Christian districts of the city.
  • The Republic of Turkey actually boasts of its genocide.

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Turkey to join Shanghai Cooperation Organization

  • Turkey Seeks to Be First NATO Member to Join China-Led SCO
  • Turkey is seeking membership to the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attempts to forge alliances with friendly countries in the East.
  • “Our relationship with these countries will be moved to a much different position with this step”
  • There was no immediate reaction from the US government or NATO on Turkey’s bid for SCO membership.
  • Turkey has been affiliated with the SCO since 2013, when it signed a partnership agreement

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Terry James: Prophetic Signals with Historic Precedents

Romans 1:22-24 “22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves

Important Takeaways:

  • Worldwide Wickedness Against Children — A Prophetic Signal With Historic Precedent Of Impending Judgment
  • Israel is the number-one signal of where things stand when the Tribulation closes in and the triumphant return of Jesus Christ nears.
  • The proof of God being the play’s Author is His foreknowledge. He has said that Israel would be a nation again after its final diaspora (dispersion). As a matter of fact, His Word foretold that it would be reborn in a single day–which happened May 14, 1948.
  • Now, there are differing opinions on what other signals might be next in line beneath Israel. Here are some of the signals I think we will next be seeing:
    • Increase in wars and rumors of wars
    • Nations in alignment, as given in God’s Word—i.e., the Gog-Magog nations (Russia, Iran, Turkey, etc.)
    • Developments in the geopolitical world, such as the ten-kings developments found in Daniel, Luke, and other places; the EU as a reviving Roman Empire; and Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream image and the ten toes of iron mixed with miry clay
    • Religious apostasy, with the ecumenical movements, an apostate pope, and strange winds of doctrines that continue to assault true Christianity
    • And, along this line, the Antichrist spirit and all wickedness attendant to it (In fact, I’ve about concluded this might be the number-two signal, right beneath Israel.)[Crimes against Children]
      • [Daily Mail reports] Eleven people have appeared in court accused of taking part in a child sex ring which also allegedly involves witchcraft, serious violence and neglect.
      • Today, the murder of millions of babies in their mothers’ wombs makes our time like those days when the idol-god Moloch was used to burn children alive.
    • There seems nothing left to be done by Heaven’s governance than to institute God’s judgment and wrath.
    • That means the Rapture of the Church is even nearer than that seven years of hell on earth. Here is how to escape the judgment and wrath that is coming, perhaps very soon.

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Agreements between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the U.N. to restart food exports from Black Sea may not be enough to curb World Food Crisis

Revelations 18:23 ‘For the merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’

Important Takeaways:

  • The world food crisis is about to get worse
  • Six months of fighting between Russia and Ukraine — two farming powerhouses — has plunged a teetering global food system into full-blown catastrophe, leaving millions of people facing starvation.
  • A U.N.-brokered agreement to reopen the Black Sea for food ships may not be enough to bring relief to the millions of people struggling to eat across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Drought is gripping the Horn of Africa, leaving some 26 million people facing food shortages in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia over the next six months. More than 7 million livestock animals have already been wiped out. Across East Africa as a whole, some 50 million people are facing acute food insecurity.
  • In Lebanon, also a large importer of Russian and Ukrainian wheat, real food inflation has been running at 122 percent.

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Ezekiel 38 is trending on Social media as Russia, Iran, and Turkey meet

Ezekiel 38:14-16 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Are the Biblical End Times Upon Us? The Shocking Russia-Iran Moment That Just Caused Ezekiel 38 to Trend on Social Media
  • Embattled Russian President Vladimir Putin made what The Washington Post called a “rare international trip to Iran” this week as the Ukraine war drags on and tensions with the West continue to boil.
  • First and foremost, Russia and Iran are shunned by numerous nations, most notably the United States. These isolated countries share in that dynamic as well as in their quest for power.
  • It’s also impossible to ignore the fact Putin’s visit to Iran comes right after President Joe Biden visited Israel, a nation Iran has repeatedly threatened.
  • Pastor Greg Laurie, “Jesus in Matthew 24 gave us signs of the times — one of them was there’ll be wars and rumors of wars,” No. 2, there would be pestilence and plague, and if COVID is not a modern-day plague, I don’t know it is, and it’s affected the whole planet [and it] still affects us to this day.”
  • Author Joel Rosenberg is also among those who have vocally explored Old Testament prophecies about the biblical end of days… a few years ago he said “The Hebrew prophet Ezekiel wrote 2,500 years ago that in the ‘last days’ of history, Russia and Iran will form a military alliance to attack Israel from the north,” Rosenberg wrote. “Bible scholars refer to this eschatological conflict, described in Ezekiel 38–39, as the ‘War of Gog & Magog.’”

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Putin Travels to Iran in high stakes talk with Turkish President Erdogan and Supreme Leader Khamenei

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • In Message to the West, Putin Visits Iran to Bolster Ties as War Rages on in Ukraine
  • Putin’s second trip abroad since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine
  • Putin is scheduled to hold talks with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • The talks will be centered on several pressing issues facing the region, including the Syrian civil war and a UN-backed deal aimed at resuming exports of Ukrainian grain to alleviate the global food crisis.
  • Although Turkey is a NATO member and has fought against Russia in previous conflicts, both sides see something to gain in the high-stakes talks in Iran.
  • Unlike other countries, Turkey has not imposed sanctions on Russia, making it a desperately needed potential partner for an increasingly isolated Moscow.
  • Meanwhile, Turkey is relying on the Russian market as it grapples with economic woes of its own. Additionally, Turkey has sought to help broker talks to end the war in Ukraine.
  • Iran is more open to talks with the Kremlin amid reports of an emerging US-backed Arab-Israeli alliance that could tip the balance of power in the Middle East away from Iran.

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Turkey votes to clear Sweden and Finland to join NATO after they change stance on Kurdish rebels

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Sweden and Finland are CLEARED to join NATO after negotiations with Turkey and ahead of Biden’s meeting with Erdogan on Wednesday
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the deal on Tuesday evening ahead of President Joe Biden’s scheduled meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • Erdogan objected to Finland and Sweden’s application to join because he wants them to change their stance on Kurdish rebel groups that Turkey considers terrorists.
  • Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said earlier Tuesday that the U.S. believes Finland and Sweden have taken ‘significant steps forward in terms of addressing Turkey’s concerns.

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