Will Russia stop Turkey from fighting against the Assad regime?
By Craig C. White
May 2, 2020: I have been expecting Turkey to attack Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria for a long time now. The Prophet Jeremiah says that when Hamah and Tell Rifaat hear evil reports then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed. In Jeremiah 49:23 the city of Tell Rifaat is called Arpad.
Jeremiah 49:23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
The Bible also compares the Antichrist with the ancient Assyrian kings. The Assyrians conquered Syria and then invaded northern Israel. I expect Turkey to do these same things. In this way we are informed that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist.
Russia is an ally of Syrian President Assad and up until now Russia has discouraged Turkey from face to face conflict with the Syrian Army. In the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib Russia has insisted that Turkey curb the aggression’s of the anti-Assad forces there. Although Turkey is aligned with the mostly Al-Qaeda rebels in Idlib, Turkey has been forced to stop recent protests conducted by these last remaining anti-Assad forces. This week Turkish soldiers killed two Syrian Al-Qaeda rebels who fired on Turkish troops located along the M4 and M5 highways in northwestern Syria. This has caused a rift between Turkey and these rebels. Since then Turkey has pleaded with the residents of Idlib for their continued support. Turkey hopes to lead these forces against the Syrian Army.
Something else is changing the balance in Syria. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Eremites have offered Syrian President Assad 3.5 billion dollars to fight the Turkish Army in Syria. This has enraged Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin feels that Syrian President Assad doesn’t appreciate Russia’s intervention in Syria as much as he should. Russia wants to maintain its warm water shipping ports in Syria. Assad’s partnership with the Saudis would directly threaten this.
Analysts are now raising the question “will Russia stop Turkey from fighting against the Assad regime?”.
Russia would much rather let Turkey attack the Syrian Army then to allow Saudi Arabia to have influence over a post war Syria. Turkish President Erdogan has wanted to remove the Assad regime in Damascus for the past dozen years. The Prophet Jeremiah describes Turkey as they attack northwestern Syria and then destroy Damascus. The Turkish Army is amassed against Hamah and Tell Rifaat now. This is getting very close to happening.