The Russian navy says they are planning to expand Syrian port city facilities in order to be able to dock Russian aircraft carriers and missile cruisers by no later than 2013 which would allow the Russian navy to supply logistics and maintenance service to the eastern Mediterranean. This project, when concluded, will enable the Syrian ports to accommodate a range of heavy warships including the aircraft carriers which has been a goal that Russia has sought after for a number of years.
This will also allow Moscow to increase naval patrols in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Gulf even as Russia continues to make its presence known in the Middle East region.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The expansion by the Russian navy into the Middle East and the establishment of naval operations in Syria's port cities is a step closer to the end times scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.
As far back as 1971 Russia and Syria have had an agreement in place that today is allowing for the Russian navy to have a major presence in the Middle East and set up naval operations in the port cities of Syria. By the year 2013 Russia believes that it will be able to station heavy warships in Syrian ports including aircraft carriers and missile cruisers. When this project is completed the Russians will become a major player in the Middle East with this naval firepower in place.
This report is as close to the prophetic scenario for the last days that can be found in Bible prophecy as one could possible get without being the actual fulfillment of the prophecy. The ancient Jewish prophets Daniel and Ezekiel both wrote of Russia and Syria as key nations in the alignment of nations that will come against Israel in the last days. Ezekiel mentions Magog in Ezekiel 38:2 as the leader of this alignment. A close study of Biblical geography reveals that Magog is modern-day Russia. Daniel 11:40-41 mentions the king of the north which is the modern-day state of Syria and according to this passage, Syria will be the first nation to make its move towards destroying Israel.
With Russia moving its naval operations into the port cities of Syria, the prophetic scenarios of Daniel and Ezekiel are at the point of fulfillment possible in the very near future.