The following news video reports the facts behind this serious occurrence:
The very fact that Israel's enemies have been arming themselves for months now is evidence that the Psalm 83 War has not been a matter of IF but WHEN this prophesied war will explode.
These Arab/Muslim enemies have a hatred for Israel that is straight from the pits of hell. Satan, the enemy of men's souls, is inciting them into violence against God's chosen people of Israel.
Israel's enemies have been steadily increasing the spouting of war rhetoric and voicing of their intentions to annihilate Israel.
The ire of these Muslims towards Israel now appears to be fast escalating into a frenzy as they have been enraged by this crisis of Israel with Turkey, her strongest ally in the region.
Turkey has now recalled their ambassador from Israel and there were "Hundreds of Protesters Shouting 'Allahu Akbar'" who stormed the Israeli Consulate in Turkey":
As expected, not only the Muslims, but the entire world is condemning Israel for "attacking" the Turkish flotilla:
"Israel's attack on a Gaza-bound international aid flotilla on Monday has triggered widespread criticism from countries and international organizations around the world."
This position of condemnation of Israel, held by the world, will be adamantly clung to regardless of the video footage proving the peaceful approach by the Israeli soldiers and the intent by the ship's passengers to goad Israel into boarding, so as to launch the attack against the IDF.
Please see this evidence of the peaceable intent on behalf of the IDF as the"Israeli Navy Addresses a Ship in the Flotilla and Offers it to Dock in the Ashdod Port":
As the preceding video confirms, it was to the contrary, the Israeli Navy Seals were viciously attacked by club, pipe and knife wielding "peace activists" upon boarding the Turkish ship and the ensuing violence was totally defensive on the part of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
Note that the soldiers boarding the vessel were squads of IDF special operations soldiers who were rappelling to the deck from helicopters, armed with their paintball rifles and with their sidearms holstered.
There was a removal of the soldier's pistols from their holsters by the frenzied crowd, who then used them against the soldiers.
Please also see the following videos that also substantiate the fact that Israel was the attacked, NOT the attacker:
This explains why those on board were armed and ready to attack the IDF with firebombs and stun grenades as well as knives, baseball bats, pipes and slingshots with glass marbles.This is proof that this was all a premeditated act against Israel.
Please note that these "peace activists" bringing "humanitarian" aid commenced the brutal attack of the Israeli soldiers while they were still suspended, rapelling down the ropes and had not even reached the ship's deck.
This was a deliberate act of terrorism and could (and should) be considered an act of war against Israel.
This was done deliberately to provoke a retaliation by Israel during this attack and in hopes for a subsequent larger retaliation so as to have Israel viewed as the aggressor. This basically gives Israel's enemies an "excuse"for military conflict, with world support for them, against Israel.
Therefore, this raises the likelihood that this act will precipitate the Psalm 83 War.
The anti-Semitism that has defined most of the world will now go ballistic with this "attack".
This worldwide support of Israel's Muslim enemies will only serve to foment their desire to destroy Israel and thus incite their planned attack of Israel that they have been feverishly prepping for these past months.
Turkey will now join the ranks of Israel's enemies which is in fulfillment of end times prophecy. Turkey is listed as one of the nations who will participate in the end-time battle of Gog-Magog described in Ezekiel 38.
Modern day Turkey is listed in these nations, who will come against Israel, as Meshech and Tubal, representing the areas now known as Turkey.
Turkey's alliance with Israel has always been an impediment to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38. In recent months, Turkey has been gradually pulling away from backing Israel and with this crisis, clearly will become yet another enemy.
Therefore, we can now see how Turkey will join in and come against Israel in the soon coming Gog-Magog battle.
A Prophecy Against Gog
1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 "Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of [a] Meshech and Tubal; prophesy against him 3 and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of [b] Meshech and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia, Cush [c] and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.
7 " 'Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them. 8 After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety. 9 You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.
10 " 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme. 11 You will say, "I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. 12 I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land." 13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages [d] will say to you, "Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?" '
14 "Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? 15 You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. 16 You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.
17 " 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Are you not the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel? At that time they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them. 18 This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD. 19 In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. 21 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man's sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.'
Please see the previous blog entry that details the Psalm 83 War as well as the time frame of it in accordance with the Gog-Magog battle:
We need to be diligently praying for the many in the Mideast who are in harm's way as the region continues to become more and more volatile and ripe for the fulfillment of the Psalm 83 War.