A Friendly Bear with Sharp Teeth & C laws
Will lose them both at the battle of Armageddon
As Magog Russian Bear comes down at Antichrist’s
Request to claim a piece of a big oil pie it cannot Digest!
June 7, 2008
The prophecy from “The Prophets 21:92-97” from the Koran, describes the scenario which transpires when Magog (Russia) comes down. It is, of course, different from the prophetic scriptures from the Bible, which follow the Koran verses.
The Prophets 21:92-97 – Your religion is but one religion, and I am your only Lord.
Therefore serve only me. Men have divided themselves into schisms, but to Us they shall all return. He that does good works in the fullness of his faith, his endeavors shall not be lost: We record them all. It is ordained that no nation We have destroyed shall ever rise again. But when Gog and Magog are let loose and rush headlong down every hill; when the true promise nears its fulfillment; the unbelievers shall stare in amazement crying: ‘Woe to us! Of this we have been heedless. We have done wrong.’
In the Koran account Allah, who has no son, wins, and all unbelievers become believers or are wiped out.
In the Bible account, God’s only begotten Son returns to rule, most of the unbelievers perish, and while he reigns many become believers.
Revelation 16:16 – And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Joel 3:9-17 – Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:  Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord.  Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.  Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.  Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.  The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.  The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.  So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
Ezekiel 39:2-5 – And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:  And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.  Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.  Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.
Zechariah 14:8,9 – And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.  And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.
Isaiah 2:1-3 – The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.  And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.  And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways
, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Zechariah 14:16 – And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
Begin International H eral
d Tribune Excerpt
Russian parliament ratifies write-off of most of Syria’s multibillion-dollar debt
The Associated Press
Friday, June 6, 2008
MOSCOW: Russia’s parliament on Friday ratified an agreement to write off nearly three-quarters of Syria’s roughly US$14 billion debt from the Soviet era.
The State Duma, the lower house, registered its approval of the 2005 deal and a 2007 supplement in a 401-40 vote.
According to the law passed by the Duma, Russia is writing off 73 percent of the debt.
Part of the remaining US$3.6 billion is to paid in a single sum and part over a decade.
Russia has written off large portions of Soviet-era debts owed by several Middle Eastern nations, much of it for military equipment, as it has moved to bolster relations in recent years
Excerpt from ArabView.Com Via World News
Russians Coming in as Friends
Tarik Al Maeena
Arab News Columnist
May 29, 2008
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to the region signals a welcome shift in the attitude of the countries in this part of the world toward a powerful country in the East.
Countries that had in the past historically aligned themselves with the US and its regional interests have begun a slow process of disengagement, following the adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”
This move, although unhurried in coming, is a result primarily of the current US administration’ s policie
s and continuing aggressive military overtures in the region, which have dramatically added to unease and unrest among nations, not to mention the enormous and unjustified human death toll and suffering.
Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan, a first by a Russian president, was accorded a very public and warm welcome signaling the host countries’ desire to forge significant political and economic alliances with their powerful counterparts in the East including Russia and China.
It is no secret that Putin himself is dismayed by what he sees as unrestrained US aggression in the region. Speaking at the 43rd Munich conference on security policy last week, he said, “We, Russia, are constantly being taught about democracy. But for some reason those who teach us do not want to learn themselves.
I believe that unipolarity is not only unacceptable but also impossible in today’s world. The model itself is flawed: At its root it provides no moral foundations for modern civilization.
But witnessed in today’s world is a tendency to introduce precisely this concept into international affairs, the concept of a unipolar world. And with what results?”
“Unilateral and frequently illegitimate actions have not resolved any problems. Moreover, they have caused new human tragedies and created new centers of tension.
Judge for yourselves: Wars as well as local and regional conflicts have not diminished. And even more are dying than before.
And in a further dig at the hawkish stance that underlies US diplomacy, he continued, “Today we are witnessing an almost unrestrained hyper use of force — military force — in international relations, a force that is plunging the world into an abyss of permanent conflicts.
As a result we do not have sufficient strength to find a comprehensive solution to any one of these conflicts. Finding a political settlement also becomes impossible.
We are seeing a greater and greater disdain for the basic principles of international law. One country, the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way. This is visible in the economic, political, cultural and educational policies it imposes on other nations.”
Those are the very views that
are being realized by regional governments. The US has overstepped its authority in its quest to stamp its own distorted vision on the region. And for any government to ally itself lock, stock and barrel with such an administration would be tantamount to political suicide. The ordinary Arabs see the Russians as friends.
They have long been supportive of the Palestinians, and have demonstrated such support in the United Nations. Along with their current diplomatic profile, common economic interests in the region such as oil and gas, science and technology, and the choice of military hardware present them an attractive alternative to the West
Unlike the current US administration that has seemingly forgotten how to win or maintain existing friends, the Russians are quietly and gradually making the right diplomatic overtures in gaining economic and political footholds in a previously inaccessible territory. And doing it all without a hint of aggression.
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