BIN: A memorandum of understanding (MOU) for construction of the world’s longest underwater natural gas pipeline is to be signed by the the energy ministers of Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and the European Union on Tuesday.
Israel’s Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz confirmed to Tazpit Press Service that he will attend the summit that will be held in the Cypriot capital Nicosia.
In April representatives of the EU, Israel, Italy, Greece and Cyprus signed a joint declaration to promoting the project to export gas to Europe from Israel’s Leviathan field and Cyprus’ Aphrodite bloc and decided to establish a workgroup to promote an interstate agreement. more …
Opinion: Mission control: we have a problem.
The guy on the right would like to have the guy on the left give the guy on the right control of the Leviathan gas field. If the guy on the left sells gas to the guy on the right’s customers in Europe, the guy on the right is not going to smile any more.
“On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— to take plunder and to take booty …” (Ezekiel 38:10-12).
In 2010 the Leviathan discovery was called the most prominent field ever found in the sub-explored area of the Levantine Basin, which covers about 83,000 square kilometers of the eastern Mediterranean region.
When coupled with Tamar field, in the same location, discovered one year earlier, they give Israel the potential to become a net energy exporter. Since Russia’s economy depends on oil and gas sales, Putin will not tolerate competition for his government majority-owned oil and gas giant Gazprom to lose its biggest customer.
But there are three Bible prophecies that have the potential to make Israel even more of a target.
Genesis 49:25 “By the God of your father who will help you, And by the Almighty who will bless you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.”
Deuteronomy 33:19 “They shall call the peoples to the mountain; There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; For they shall partake of the abundance of the seas And of treasures hidden in the sand.”
Isaiah 45:3 “I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.”
If the carefully guarded Golan oil find of October 2016, or a find not known yet, were to make Israel an even bigger threat, Vladimir Putin will be pulled literally with ‘hooks in his jaw’ (Ezekiel 38:4) to take the plunder to protect Russia’s economy.
The road to Gog and Magog gets even shorter with the world’s longest natural gas pipeline.
(more on the war of Gog and Magog see BP 101 chapter 6 here)