|Vladimir Putin (L) and Binyamin Netanyahu (R)|
A three week old real-world reality and everyone's moved on to other stuff. Right. Shoot down a multi-million dollar spy plane, kill 15 Russian highly-trained specialist airmen, blame Israel for it, and Russia gives Syria $600 million dollars worth of state-of-the-art air defense systems absolutely free. It should have been a billion-dollar deal between Russia and Syria. Nothing to see here, move along. (And in Ezekiel 38/39 Russia comes calling to take Israel as a spoil of war - yeah, move along.)
And another thing. It is found in Jeremiah 49:23. The general area is denoted in this prophecy with the naming of "Hamath and Arpad." Specifically, northwestern Syria. Eschatology Today has been keyed like a laser on this for quite some time now. Then the text gets a little more specific; it focuses on the nearby sea to the west: "There is trouble on the sea, it cannot be quiet."
Ohhh, that's right, a Russian aircraft with 15 souls on board were shot out of the sky by a Russian missile from a Russian integrated air defense system 22 miles out into that sea off Syria's coastline. And Israel was blamed - is being blamed - and $600 million worth of additional air defense systems are given to Syria for free. Systems designed to wage war against... who? No big deal. No chance here of prophetic fulfillment to the exact letter 2,600 years after God gave it to the reluctant prophet. And all the prophecy teachers were silent.
10 October 2018: RUSSIA HAS REJECTED ISRAEL'S SOVEREIGNTY OF THE GOLAN!
8 October 2018: This is big news for a very important update. Israel is beginning to recognize Russia as an enemy nation.
"During his meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly almost two weeks ago Netanyahu said he had “got everything he wanted from Trump” regarding the crisis with Russia over Syria.The Israeli-Russian crisis started after the Russian army falsely blamed Israel’s air force (IAF) for the downing of a Ilyushin IL-20 reconnaissance plane which was shot down with a S-200 SAM missile killing 15 Russian servicemen on Sept. 20.Trump reportedly okayed the immediate delivery of an additional number of F-35 stealth war planes - which are considered the best fighter jets in the world – to the Israeli Air Force, while for the first time deploying a squadron of US F-35s in Abu Dhabi.Both moves must be regarded as an attempt to neutralize the threat posed by the new S-300 anti-aircraft batteries to both the IAF and the US Air Force, which is supporting American Special Forces stationed in eastern Syria and northern Iraq."
|IAF F-35I Adir|
|Russian S-300PMU-2 "Favorit" SAMs in Syria|
The Russian SAMs were clearly combat ineffective in preventing the IL-20M Coot-A from being shot down by their Syrian ally. Russia knows this as a fact because the Russian MoD announced on 25 August 2017 that its air defenses deployed into Syria had been fully integrated with the air defense assets of Bashar al-Assad's Syrian air defense units. This announcement came from the Chief of Staff and Russian Aerospace Forces commander, Major General Sergei Mescheryakov.
If readers will recall, following the heavy U.S. cruise missile strike on Assad's Shayrat Air Base in April 2017 all remaining Syrian combat aircraft were redeployed to Russias Hmeimim Air Base due to its being defended by Russian S-400, S-300, Pantsir S-1 anti-air systems. Recall, if you can, how many additional air strikes Israel conducted in Syria between April 2017 and September 2018. Allow me to respond to my own question: that number is well over 200 strikes. Therefore, the blatantly obvious conclusion is that Russia's blaming Israel for the IL-20M shoot-down is wildly fantastical nonsense.