The Middle East is a TINDERBOX and Syria may just be where the SPARK that will set the region and the world on FIRE will initiate from !!! This student of Bible Prophecy is 'NOT' as concerned as what is taking place in the streets of Hong Kong as what is taking place in thee very same REGION where the Biblical Prophecies 'GUARANTEE' us that major wars will break out sooner rather than later and that will propel the ENTIRE WORLD into the Tribulation Period; eventually !!!
Sometimes writing about 'Bible Prophecy' is like walking through a 'MINEFIELD' so many will disagree with me and with 'Biblical Eschatology' in general 'BUT' the truth is that neither your OPINION nor mine is of any consequence / importance, the Biblical Prophecies written long ago are going to be fulfilled to the very letter and Mario Romano is here to try his best to 'INTERPRET' them !!!
Am i surprised that President Donald Trump is removing/ relocating American Troops from Syria "NO" not really !!! ( But something smells fishy, because Trump is authorizing more American Troops into Saudi Arabia at the same time he wants the U.S. Military out of Syria and the Middle East !!! ) Most students and teachers of Bible Prophecy expect the American Military presence throughout the world to DIMINISH and the extraction / relocation of American Troops from the Middle East / Syria does significantly helps to 'Pave the Way' for the Prophesied war of Ezekiel 38-39 !!! Did President Trump commit a major 'BLUNDER' of pulling out American Troops in Northern Syria; Yes, absolutely to some degree; he most certainly is abandoning one of our allies ( Kurds*) Trump's 'SHORTSIGHTED' American Foreign Policy to some degree will come back to haunt the U.S. ( U.S. pulling out of Northern Syria reminded me just a little bit about the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, when UN Troops pulled out and if ISIS Prisoners escape and mount an ISIS Resurgence; Trump will definitely deserve most of the blame 'BUT' our NATO Allies : Europeans are also 'NOT' doing their part in taking care of ISIS Prisoners, there's enough blame to go around *) 'BUT' most of America's Foreign Policy has been similiarly characterized through the years / decades to serve the interests of a 4-to-8 year American Presidency just as much as in the past with other Presidential Administrations !!! What concerns me the most is whether Turkey is going to take over the ISIS Prisoners that the Kurdish soldiers were guarding or if they are simply going to be let go !!!
One of several reasons of why Turkey's President Mr. Erdogan is invading Northern Syria is to try to secure the area so that the over 3+ million Syrian Refugees in Turkey can be relocated / repatriated back into Syria at least in some type of 'Safe Zone' guaranteed by the Turkish Military ( because the UN is nowhere to be found*) . All in all, Turkey has hosted over 3.5+ million Syrian refugees and Mr. Erdogan wants to get rid of them to ensure his 'Political Survival' at home !!! ( Most Turks have grown tired of hosting their own Sunni Islamic briothers and sisters*) It is "NO" secret that Turkey made a deal with the European Union and especially with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to 'NOT' allow more 'Syrian Refugees' to cross into the EU; in exchange the EU / Germany has paid /pledged some $ 6.6 + Billion USD and continues to pay Turkey $$$ Billions. Mr. Erdogan for his part has 'SIGNIFICANTLY' stopped the flow of Muslim's into Europe 'BUT' only because he was $$$ PAID !!! Now Mr. Erdogan is tired of his own 'Sunni Muslim Brothers and Sisters' from Syria who fled the Syrian Civil War and this is one of SEVERAL reasons why he is doing what he doing with his military in Northern Syria.
Apart from trying to get rid of over 3+ million Syrian refugees, Mr. Erdogan also wants to 'Kill Two Birds with One Stone' he very obviously detests his fellow neighbors the KURDS and he is trying his best to DISCOURAGE Syrian Kurds from establishing an autonomous homeland along the border with Turkey. This is very 'HYPOCRITICAL' of someone who encourages 'Palestinians' to keep their fight against Israel 'BUT' when the 'Tables are Turned' he himself DENIES the Kurds their very own 'Independent Homeland' near the borders of Turkey !!!
Back to Presidents Trump's decision to leave Syria, in truth President Trump is only removing / relocating some 50 to 1,000+ troops in Syria. ( depending on who's your news source*) On the other hand, the USA has already been in Afghanistan 17+ years and the US Military has 'NOT' fully succeeded in wiping out the TALIBAN nor in winning them all over nor in conquering the 'Hearts and Minds' of the people in that region of the world !!! 'BUT' US Troops have managed to 'DISTURB' the 'Hornets Nests' ( Afghanistan was one of the world's top breeding ground for Islamic Terrorism*) and although US troops will eventually leave : Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, American Troops have at least succeeded in 'Stemming the Movements of Islamic Jihadists' at least for a little while, even at a cost of over $ 2.5+ Trillion USD ( Iraq , Syria and Afghanistan Wars !!! ) The biggest winners in all of these wars has been the American Military Industrial Complex, hands down !!! In the meantime hundreds of thousands of American Veterans continue to return to the US after their tour only to suffer from 'Post Traumatic Syndrome' ( PTS ) and other exposures to toxic / radioactive weapons ( Depleted Uranium Shells etc *) they were exposed to abroad in knowingly or unknowingly and what is more tragic is that annually about 7,500 former military personnel die from SUICIDE ( 2012 Figures / statistics*) presently it is around 20 Veterans dying per day from SUICIDE !!!
"What Turkey is pulling off in Northern Syria is yet another major real world blow to those who glorify and naively believe that the : United Nations ( UN ) will be the head of the endtimes 'World Government.' I did 'NOT' even hear a 'Pip Squeek' about no UN emergency Security Council meeting convening to address Turkey's inhumane offensive against the Northern Kurdish people. Beasts; like Recep Erdogan don't care about $$$ Sanctions nor Verbal Threats ( like Iran is doing too*) they only understand military force and Mr. Erdogan knows fully well that 'NO' one is going to stop his military offensive in Northern Syria because almost no Western leader is going to risk his/her political future for Turks who can not vote for them."
- Mario Romano
This student of Theology is 'NOT' here to glorify WARFARE 'BUT' as a 'Political Realist' ( that war has been a part of human history since the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden all the Way to Armageddon*) some wars are very obviously JUSTIFIED; even in the Old Testament we find King David a 'Man After God's Own Heart' being involved in over 10+ battles and GOD himself approved and commanded the wiping out of WICKED ENEMIES surrounding Israel ( Deuteronomy 9 : 5 ) and even when Israel was 'NOT' up to the task of destroying their enemies GOD sent forth His 'Powerful Angel' ( 2 King's 19 : 35 ) to protect His chosen people !!!
The leaders of Germany and France have agreed to halt arms sales to Turkey and Chancellor Merkel has asked the President of Turkey : Recep Erdogan to stop his Northern Syria offensive. Additionally, EU Foreign Ministers are meeting this week to
find the best solution to possibly sanction / address Turkey's hostile military incursion into Kurdish territory in Northern Syria.
"The Biblical Truth is that global military conflicts on this planet are absolutely 'GUARANTEED' to go from 'Bad to Worse' you and i are still witnessing a planet where "MOST" nations 100+ are 'NOT' in some type of a 'Military Conflict' as are over 50+ other nations !!! Yes, Recep Erdogan is 'Weaponizing' the over 3+ million Syrian refugees within Turkey and he has threatened of flooding the EU with them if they follow through and throw sanctions on Ankara or if Brussels officially calls Turkey's incursion into Northern Turkey an 'Occupation."
...Yes, it is rather obvious that the Turkish Airforce is ATTACKING Kurdish troops and civilians in Norther Syria and 'PRESENTLY' no one knows where all of this will lead to, even PUTIN was 'NOT' convinced that ISIS Prisoners / Prisons were going to be taken over by Turkish troops. The reality is that Syria is even more of a mess now as American Troops have withdrawn from key parts of Northern Syria 'BUT' in reality all of this is PROPHETIC, the Biblical Prophecies clearly indicate that 'Wars Will Continue Until the End' !!! ( Daniel 9 : 26 ) and even as 'BAD' as Turkey's invasion of Norther Syria is, things will unfortunately get worse as WAR continue to spread through the region and all the way to the very borders of Israel !!!
This student of Bible Prophecy is 'NOT' so much interested in Iran and it's PROXY WAR with Israel because he understands that IRAN will 'NOT' continue to be a major endtimes player during the Tribulation Period ( Something terrible will happen to Iran, be it directly from GOD / Mega-Earthquake or from the Israeli Airforce*) nor is he so much interested in Russia and Putin because Mario knows based upon the Biblical Prophecies that after the war of Ezekiel 38-39 neither : Iran, Turkey nor Russia will have much of an : ARMY, Navy or Airforce left !!! ( Ezekiel 39 : 21 )
The Bible teaches and reveals to us that a 'Kingdom Divided Can 'NOT' Stand' ( Matthew 12 : 22-28 ) and Islam is a prime example of it all. The internal strife that has been going on for Centuries between : Shia Islam and Sunni Islam has taken on a whole new life via the present proxy and not so proxy war between : Iran vs. Saudi Arabia in Yemen and elsewhere in that region. Biblical speaking the upcoming Middle East wars that are prophesied will greatly 'Cripple' even more so the high $$$ inflation economies of : Iran, Syria, Iraq, and Turkey and while they will 'NOT' all be wiped out those Islamic countries / powers will be in 'NO' position to mount much of a military campaign opposition to the Military Forces that the final 'Little Horn' will use to 'INVADE' the Middle East and 'Temporarily' market himself as a great friend and ally of Israel as he makes his infamous and unholy move in Jerusalem's final rebuilt Temple !!!
In conclusion, the United States can 'NOT' and will 'NOT' continue to be the 'Policeman' of the world forever. If you have studied Bible Prophecy for years you and i know that it is Necessary for the USA to 'Fade Into the Sunset' ( Decline in Power*) just as one day the flag of the once mighty 'British Empire' had to abandon the Middle East too for $$$ Economic Reasons !!! The exit of the US Military from the Middle East and eventually Afghanistan too should confirm to all student of Bible Prophecy what will come next as Jerusalem's enemies feel EMBOLDENED by the exit of American Forces in that region of the world. Iran will eventually suffer millions of losses, Russia will suffer millions of losses and so will Turkey in future wars and judgements directly from GOD : Thee CEO of this Universe; for their UNHOLY plans against the 'Apple of GOD's Eye' down here on Earth !!! Yes, very unfortunately it is also Prophesied that Israel will suffer major losses 'BUT' only because GOD ALMIGHTY has SOVEREIGNLY permitted it, so that the Prophesied 'One-Third' of the Jews pass through the Fire and open up their 'Spiritual Eyes' to the reality of who their TRUE MESSIAH really is : YESHUA, JESUS THE CHRIST; GOD ENCARNATE !!! Let us 'NOT' forget that Israel and its Jewish populace are / will be under the direct judgement of GOD during Daniel's Final 70th Week. ALL sin has consequences and Israel's : Rebellion and Disobedience will be fully and directly addressed by GOD during the final Week of Daniel and such a 'Spiritual Fact/ Reality' also applies to Billions+ of Gentiles who have been presented with the Gospel of Jesus Christ via : Radio, Satellite T.V., Missionaries, Internet etc and the vast majority have out of their own free will chosen to : Ignore and Reject GOD's : Grace and Mercy and offer of Salvation in this age of Grace, in the Tribulation period it won't be as easy !!!
By : A 'Watchman' of Daniel's 4th and final Beast who was neither born in Israel nor in America 'But' one who owes so much and is so grateful for American Missionaries who went to spread the Full Gospel of Jesus Christ into Mexico and 'NOT' all Mexican's have bend the knee to Satan's Queen ( GOD has a REMNANT of TRUE believers spread out all over the world from almost every Tribe and Country on Earth* And HE loves 'ALL' of His children : White, Black, Brown , Red, Yellow, Jew and Gentile equally, for HE sees beyond the skin, HE sees the very heart !!! ( 1 Samuel 16 : 7 ) and a Believer who acknowledges that we should be so thankful to our Jewish friends and to Israel for having produced SALVATION via Jesus Christ ( Salvation cometh from the Jews : John 4 : 22 ) for the 12 Apostles were all Jewish and most if not all those in the 'Upper Room' in the day of Pentecost were of Jewish blood, Mario absolutely does 'NOT' believe in no 'Replacement Theology' as if GOD was 'Limited' in His blessings or limited by anything !!! Anyone who is teaching you that you have a 'Divine Right' to live your best life now is 'NOT' teaching you the whole Bible, tell that to Christians who are being killed and persecuted in : Nigeria, China, India; tell them that GOD wants to $$$ Make you Rich !!! The truth is that we are on 'Tribulation Planet' where most of the original 12 Apostle were killed for their FAITH in Christ Jesus ( Except Apostle John who died in Patmos*) the early Church was greatly persecuted and many of GOD's true Prophets in the Bible were killed like : John the Baptist and even Elijah was persecuted and talk about Daniel and Ezekiel who were taken captive into Babylon themselves !!! So any 'Preacher or Teacher' who tells you to set your 'SIGHTS' on this corrupt world and it's 'Temporary' corrupt riches is absolutely LYING to your face. ALL Honor and Glory be to our GOD and CREATOR who physically manifested Himself in JESUS CHRIST !!!