Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Global SITREP A6-16: The New Mediterranean Alliance

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (center), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shake hands at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, on January 28, 2016.

Update 10 February 2016: This SITREP has to be updated with the fact that a brand new political reality, a unity of purpose, exists in Israel at this time. This is in every sense a tectonic shift of the political reality in the State of Israel to the political right. And that this shift comes on the heels of Israel's historic alliance with Mediterranean Sea partners Greece and Cyprus is by no means accident of history.

Both of Israel's main political parties, the rightist Likud and leftist Labor, find themselves in complete agreement that a two-state solution with the "Palestinians" is not attainable. This major political shift has come about through the rank and file members of the Labor Party, led by Yaacov Herzog, voting to change a longstanding platform of the party from one of being a solid backer of negotiating a "Two State Solution" to one of near total disengagement from negotiations with the PA because, as Herzog put it, "Israel is at war."  

At a time when the political left in the United States remains in total denial regarding the truth and costs of negotiating and cooperating with Islamic jihadists, the political left in Israel has finally seen, albeit belatedly, that the daily death toll of Jewish Israeli citizens at the hands of knife-wielding Arab Islamists is no longer a cost it is willing to bear politically.

The State of Israel now has the requisite political unity based upon the fact that the nation is at war and that the war must be fought and won before any further negotiations with the enemy can become a worthwhile endeavor. It is the belief of this Eschatology Today blog that a political realization of this exact kind is the first and most basic necessity for the prophecy of the whole Psalm 83 scenario to begin an approach its final fulfillment.

03 February 2016:  The fourth sentence of the Trilateral Declaration can been seen as the enlargement clause through which other Mediterranean nations can join these three nations: "Our partnership is not exclusive in design or nature, and we are ready to welcome other like-minded actors to join our efforts to promote coordination and cooperation, as well as regional peace and stability." Also of significant importance are the following sentences.

"We remain steadfastly committed to working together towards the enhancement of the bilateral relations between the European Union and Israel in areas of mutual interest and concern.

We stress the importance of the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation for the countries of the region. On the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration, we welcome the role the Union for the Mediterranean can play to this end, as reflected in the EU Joint Communication on the Review of the European Neighborhood Policy of 18th November 2015."

The Trilateral Declaration, as an instrument of international relations in unity of purpose for the 21st century, is unique in that nowhere within any of its paragraphs is there any reference to the United States of America. The next Trilateral Summit will be held in Israel during the latter half of this year.

31 January 2016: This is another very important SITREP, having what I believe will be monumental prophetic repercussions in the Middle East and for the world at-large. Better late than never, I've been chomping at the bit to get this posted for three days now, but waited for any further important developments to become known before doing so.

The Trilateral Declaration of Israel, Greece and Cyprus was announced on Thursday. 28 January 2016 by the above imaged three heads of state representing Israel, Greece and Cyprus. The Trilateral Declaration is a geopolitical paradigm shift of immense importance in that it commits the three nations to act as one "in promoting peace, stability, security and prosperity in the Mediterranean and the wider region." 

From this moment forward whatever Israel does in the Middle East and the greater Mediterranean region, Greece and Cyprus will be integral to that action. This is a virtual economic, energy, diplomatic and military alliance between Israel, Greece and Cyprus. I, for one, cannot think of this paradigm shift with out thinking of the ten toes of the image in Daniel 2, the ten-nation confederacy of the Antichrist of the 70th Week, and all that stems from it in other Bible prophecies.

The alliance will be the facilitator of the immense wealth that is evident in the prophecy of Ezekiel 38/39, much of it in the form of hydrocarbon exports that will flow from Israeli and Cypriot fields of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea into Greece and Europe beyond. Think of the Arab oil boom of the 1970s and the immense wealth generated and transfer that image to these three nations for the immediate future. The strategic implications, regional and global, are positively mind-boggling as Bible prophecy makes abundantly clear to those who understand the literal sense of the prophecies.

The ink was barely dry on the Declaration, and harmonic echos of the public announcement were still reverberating when the Obama Administration, which has spent the past seven years alternately snubbing, insulting, ignoring, lecturing and in some cases betraying Israel in favor of Islamists in the region, suddenly came calling with a new set of demands for what Israel needs to do in exchange for more empty promises from the socialist American regime. The phrase "take a hike and hit the pike" comes to mind here as the diplomatically proper Israeli response.

This new alliance also is the direct result of the Islamist policies of Erdogan-led Turkey, as all three of the principles in the Trilateral Declaration have significant issues with that country. One need only look at a map of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to see what this means strategically for Turkey. All three nations currently have friendly relations with Russia, while Turkey continues to threaten shooting down Russian aircraft operation from their bases in Syria.

A new regional superpower is born: Israel, Greece and Cyprus


Did I say paradigm shift? Maybe I should have said a tectonic shift instead. Israel now possesses a strategic depth which it has never had previously, and appeared to have lost when Obama assumed the presidency of the United States. All of that is changed now, and all three countries, marginalized in geopolitical terms for the past several decades, are now to emerge as a dominant force to be reckoned with in the Mediterranean and Middle East region. No pun intended, but Israel, Greece and Cyprus now stand firmly under the Israeli military's 'holy of holies', its long established nuclear weapons arsenal. A new regional superpower has been born.

19 comments:

hartdawg said...

Question, how does the near collapse of the economy of Greece and Cyprus fit into all of this? I'll reread this post more slowly to see if this has been addressed.

Lance M said...

Hey Sean,

Do you think Dan 7:7-8 could apply here (to this alliance of three)? Could these be the three horns that are uprooted....maybe at the start of the Megas Thilipsis?

Lance

Nora said...

"No pun intended, but Israel, Greece and Cyprus now stand firmly under the Israeli military's 'holy of holies', its long established nuclear weapons arsenal. A new regional superpower has been born."

Sean,

What about the fact that Greece is part of the EU? Does this event mean that Israel linked herself or attached herself to the EU in some way (or in several ways)?

Sean Osborne said...

hartdawg,

The Greek economy is on the rebound, within a couple of weeks you will see news reports on how the major banking creditors will have elevated Greece's rating by two or three whole points; Greece will issue three-year investments in its recovering economy. These things are the minute details within this statement in this SITREP:

"The alliance will be the facilitator of the immense wealth that is evident in the prophecy of Ezekiel 38/39, much of it in the form of hydrocarbon exports that will flow from Israeli and Cypriot fields of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea into Greece and Europe beyond. Think of the Arab oil boom of the 1970s and the immense wealth generated and transfer that image to these three nations for the immediate future. The strategic implications, regional and global, are positively mind-boggling as Bible prophecy makes abundantly clear to those who understand the literal sense of the prophecies."

Lance,

It's possible. Near-term future developments will have to be watched. Prophetically, this was covered by "I, for one, cannot think of this paradigm shift with out thinking of the ten toes of the image in Daniel 2, the ten-nation confederacy of the Antichrist of the 70th Week, and all that stems from it in other Bible prophecies."

Nora,

The EU is in terrible trouble; there are more forces aimed at tearing it asunder than are pulling it together. Ultimately what we see here is the emergence of a purely Mediterranean alliance, and it may end up replacing the EU in more ways than one. Other nations might want to join this alliance in the future, EU countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and others. This is why I placed initial focus in this SITREP on the "ten toes." It's a beginning of something that will rapidly emerge; a beast rising up from the Mediterranean Sea. Notice the first appearance of the beast as seen by John in Revelation 13:1 - it emerges existent with seven heads and ten crowns. Clearly one of the seven heads is wearing three crowns. The crowns represent kings/kingdoms.

jmoll106 said...

In Matt and Luke chapter 4 satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms of this world if he would bow down and worship satan,Jesus refused. Will the future antichrist be offered this and except it and worship satan before the 70th week of Daniel or more towards the middle?

Nora said...

Sean,

In case the EU falls apart, I could easily imagine countries on the Mediterranean shores joining the „Mediterranean Union” (especially Italy). But… what could happen to the other former, non-Mediterranean EU member states? What are the possibilities? Are they going to form separate blocks of nations?

One more thing… Is it possible that former countries of the Soviet Union (currently in the EU) will join the Russian Federation? It’s something that matters to me greatly because even if my country (Hungary, which was part of the SU) isn’t one of the Baltic States, the Danube River flows across it and I remember some prophetic interpretations of Ezekiel 38/39 which said that countries along the Danube River are going to join the Gog-Magog alliance. (Are those interpretations even correct?) I was wondering about that notion a lot but always thought my country and other central European nations are part of the EU so that’s impossible.

Scipio said...

Sean, THX! As always, this blog is the real news, the "news behind the news". The Bible is compelling in each of its' inumerable niches, and prophecy is certainly a key example.

Sean Osborne said...

Nora,

All nations will come under the control of the Beast Empire during the 70th Week.

As for the former Warsaw Pact nations of Central Europe, they are all firmly within NATO, and NATO remains very likely to be the military arm of the Beast Empire - as part of the "covenant among many" yet to be confirmed.

Jmoll106,
The Beast will suffer very serious wounds (perhaps from an assassination attempt?) to his head and one arm. The world will believe that such wounds would have to be fatal wounds - yet he will live and the world will be astonished. This occurs at about the mid-point of the 70th Week, in conjunction with the False Prophet having men create the image of the beast which will be put in the Holy Place of the 70th Week Temple. This is when the Beast is fully indwelt by Satan, for the final 42 months of the 70th Week.

LD said...

Sean,

When I heard of this news, I was immediately reminded of a SitRep you did last year (Global SITREP A12-15) that speaks of Tsipras as coming upon the world stage as the "possible antichrist". This is very interesting to me...and I would love to hear more from you on this subject. If this is the case (of course we do not know yet) then this move is even more earth-shattering and Kingdom impacting. Thoughts???

LD

Nora said...

Oh my, I totally forgot about NATO (thanks for the clarification)!

jmoll106 said...

It would be a good thing for Israel to be independent of U.S. dollars. The fed uses money they give to manipulate the takers.

Sean Osborne said...

LD,

The link in SITREP A12-15 (The Origin of the Antichrist) is the most comprehensive research that I've done on the subject. The last update to it was on 8 March 2015.

jmoll106 said...

Hi Sean, I went back and read the sitrep you penned on the A/C. On your following quote from that sitrep, do you think this new agreement (today's sitrep)is the prelude to the 70th week agreement and sign to the bride? It seems enough of a sign to me. IMHO.

SITREP A12-15 (The Origin of the Antichrist) 

"Based upon the literal plain text I interpret Paul to be saying that it is not possible for anyone to have missed the Harpazo unless apostasy and the antichrist revealed come first.

Here's where I take Paul's teaching and apply it to our current reality.


It seems to me, looking forward, that a covenant/treaty for seven years would be in a negotiating stage for some time, months perhaps, prior to it being confirmed, or placed into effect. The confirmation of the treaty commences the 70th Week."

Lance M said...

Sean,

Just wondering....is there anything, scripturally, that hints to the Union of Israel, Greece, and Cyprus?

Thanks,

Lance

Sean Osborne said...

Lance,

What Israel, Greece and Cyprus have right now is not a 'capital U' Union, but rather a multi-faceted political alliance. They remain three distinct crowns or kingdoms, but they have forged a three-crown alliance.

Daniel chapters 7 and 8 are very specific (the angel Gabriel's prophecy) in pointing to Greece as the national origin of the coming Roman antichrist, as does Daniel 9 with some additional details.

Backing this up are the verses of Revelation 13:1-4, with verse 2 illustrating the embodiment of the Roman or 4th beast empire having the leopard (Alexander's Macedonian-Greek Empire), the bear (Medo-Persia/Iran) and the lion (Mesopotamian Babylon/Iraq) within it. (These beasts appear in the reverse order here as they did in the Daniel 7:1-7 prophecy. This is all about the continuity from the Lord's point of view.

So, one of the heads of the beast empire has three crowns upon it, Daniel 7:20, and that head represents the kingdom of the antichrist with the two other crowns of other kingdoms he will also have political dominion or control over. This is why Israel in political alignment with Greece takes on a very strong hint of future prophetic fulfillment.

hartdawg said...

Hey, I really don't like doing this, but I need to. I hope you don't mind:
I could sure use prayer right now, it's a long story, but God knows what it is. Thank you

Lance M said...

On it

Lance

Sean Osborne said...

You need prayer, you have prayer for your need in Jesus name!

Drew said...

Praying for you my friend.