Algemeiner: Despite their cooperation in Syria to bolster the Assad regime, Russia and Iran are “not natural allies,” an ex-top Israeli diplomatic official said last week.
Speaking at an event at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Dore Gold — now the head of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs think tank — warned that Moscow’s partnership with Tehran could backfire on it.
“I believe that one of the underlying assumptions of the Russian intervention [in Syria] and the permission they give to the Iranians to be there is that the Russian conflict is with the Sunni Muslims,” the former director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry and longtime adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted. “That’s the way they see it. It’s the Sunni Muslims in the Sunni states that have supported the mujahideen in the Caucasus, and that’s their central problem. So if they are in conflict with these organizations or with countries that support them — Pakistan, Saudi Arabia — they’re addressing their number-one national security concern.
“Iran? Iran isn’t their concern. more …
Opinion: Hooks in the Jaw as Ezekiel 38:1-6 prophesied it. Vladimir Putin will use any ally, support any enemy, and trample any nation in his quest to become Czar Putin or Vladimir the Great atop a new Soviet Empire.
From this vantage point and from what we know now, the Russian/Iranian alliance against Israel is economic. Israel has a massive natural gas supply, Russia cannot afford to lose Europe as a customer and the EastMed pipeline is only 5 years from completion.
Iran is in out of sheer hatred for Israel.
But there is more.
This war is the final war before the tribulation, and God will use it for His purpose:
- Ezekiel 38:23 To magnify Himself to the nations, that they will know the Lord
- Ezekiel 39:7 To make His name known ‘in the midst’ of His people’ Israel
- Ezekiel 39:11 To bury Gog and his attackers in the land of Israel and cleanse the land
- Ezekiel 39:21 To set His glory among the nations so that all will see His judgment on His people
- Ezekiel 39:22 So the house of Israel shall know the Lord their God from that day forward
- Ezekiel 39:28 So Israel will know that the Lord their God sent them into captivity but brought them back from the land leaving none behind.
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