October 02, 2018

Russia and Israel are on a collision course in Syria

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JD: There is a report out of the Middle East that the Israeli defense force and the Russian army are on a collision course in Syria. Now we know about the shooting down of the Russian aircraft. What about the fact that Russia is saying don’t let it happen again and Israel saying we’re going to defend ourselves? I mean that does look like problems ahead.

KT: This story has developed substantially since we spoke about it last week Jimmy. The Russians have put out a formal report that diametrically opposed what the Israeli’s have said, what the IDF said. The Israeli’s said notably that their F-16s were already back in Israeli airspace when the shot down of the Russian plane over Syria by Syrian air defense missiles took place in a different part of Syria then what they had told the Russians about when they gave them a one minute warning before the attack over their deconfliction line. This is where they try and make sure that this kind of incident doesn’t happen.

So the Russians are accusing Israel of bad faith, misleading information, and negligence and that could have some serious consequences. Now the other thing that happened last week on this story a tremendously significant because it is a concrete fact on the ground is that the Russians moved this electronic warfare system into Syria. This is a pretty sophisticated jamming device that can intercept and jam satellites including satellites used for guidance that Israel uses for guidance. It can neutralize and jam radar, Israel’s radar. They can do all kinds of horrible things essentially ground the Israeli air force over Syria or even make those Israeli planes if they do come over Syria make them vulnerable to shot down either by the Syrian air defense network or by the Russians. So this is a concrete retaliatory measure that the Russians have taken, which is very serious and very real.

JD: Ken Timmerman with the details behind the headline that Russia and Israel are on a collision course in Syria.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Ken’s report may be a bit premature but it will happen. Russia and Israel will have a confrontation in the Middle East, that’s Daniel 11:40. In fact, Syria will be the first Middle Eastern nation to attack the Jewish State. This coalition of Islamic nations will try to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, that her name be forgotten forever, that’s Psalm 83:4. This alignment of nations will be led by Russia, that’s found in Ezekiel 38:2.

Israel is indeed on a collision course with Russia.