Ezekiel 38:4 And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords.
The context of the verse God is talking to Gog of Magog. Gog is the leader of what many scholars and historians believe to be modern day Russia. See the link below for detailed analysis.
September 25, 2018: In a response to the downed Russian plane, Russia has announced it will increase military hardware in Syria.
Currently in Syria, Russian military personnel have their own S-300 and S-400 air defense systems. Now, the Syrians are about to have the S-300 system at their disposal.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made the following statement. “(The incedent) has pushed us to adopt adequate response measures directed at boosting the security of Russian troops in Syria. (Russia will) transfer the modern S-300 air defense system to the Syrian armed forces within two weeks.”
“In regions near Syria over the Mediterranean Sea, there will be radio-electronic suppression of satellite navigation, on-board radar systems and communication systems of military aviation attacking objects on Syrian territory.” -Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
Syrian President Assad called Russian President Putin. After the phone call, the Kremlin issued the following, “additional measures to ensure the safety of Russian troops in Syria and to reinforce the country’s air defense system, which includes the delivery of the modern S-300 systems.”
The S-300 Missile system has been a lightning rod of controversy with Israel. In April 2018 the following statement was made by a Russian Defense Spokesman.
“Experts believe that the reaction of the Israeli military to such a move will be predictably negative and do not exclude attacks on their locations. If Israel decides to carry out rocket strikes on the deployment locations of the S-300, the consequences will be catastrophic for all sides.”
Israel issued their statement on the potential deployment of the S-300 System to Syria in April 2018.
“One thing needs to be clear: If someone shoots at our planes, we will destroy them. It doesn’t matter if it’s an S-300 or an S-700,” -Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the Israeli Security Council on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
All of the rhetoric is about to be tested.
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