Russia did something this week, that I did not expect them to do. And, it represents a gigantic investment in both Syria and Iran. It might also be a battlefield test of the S-300V4 anti-aircraft system against America’s F-35 stealth fighter.
What the Russians gave Syria – and yes, it was a gift – is worth more than $4 billion. And, Russia doesn’t DO gifts like that, unless there’s a really big purpose behind it. And, that purpose is to shoot down Israeli jets and kill Israeli fighter pilots.
What Israel does in response, is uncertain.
Unfortunately, this story also brings a reminder that there are hoaxers out there, attempting to capitalize on this event, and events like it, by making up stories that just aren’t true.
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A Big Hook in Gog and a Hoax Reminder
A Big Hook in Gog and a Hoax Reminder – The ShockCast
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Have you ever given someone a gift?
A really big one?
How would you feel if someone destroyed that huge gift and hurt the person that you gave it to?
Well that is what just happened in Syria. The gift part. And, as of this writing, nothing has happened to that gift from Russia to Syria.
What was that gift?
The most advanced version of the S-300 anti-aircraft system currently in operation, the S-300V4. And, I remember the fear that Israel felt, when Syria attempted to buy a lesser and smaller version of that system.
Israel successfully blocked the sale of a lesser version of that system, probably the S-300PMU1 or PMU2. Also that sale was only worth a billion dollars. What Russia gave to Syria was worth four times more than that, and far, far more advanced.
Russia gave Syria 24 launchers and 300 missiles. Each launcher is worth about $150 million. Each missile is $1.5 million. That’s $3.6 billion for the launchers and $450 million for the missiles. There is no way that Syria paid more than four billion dollars for this. They can’t afford it. The most that Syria MIGHT have paid is the $1 billion that they had in Russian banks for the original deal – if that money hadn’t been paid out already.
Worse, this is the most advanced of Russia’s family of S-300 anti-aircraft systems. The S-300V4 is said to be twice as effective as the S-300V3. The ONLY jets that MIGHT be immune to this system is the F-22 and the F-35. And, Russia thinks that it can shoot down the F-35 with this system.
I have a very bad feeling that it can shoot down the F-35, and I do not want to be proven right. But, I think that we are about to find out.
In eight days, Russia says that it will complete the training of Syrian operators for this missile system. This seems to mean that it will be Syrian personnel manning this system.
If Israel destroys this system, will any Russians be killed?
Of course, if this system is only used to protect Syria’s advance into Idlib, maybe Israel won’t feel the need to destroy those missiles and missile launchers. Maybe. Unfortunately, Syria seems intent on protecting the Iranian buildup of Iranian weapons depots in Syria. And, Israel cannot allow Iran to do that. Israel cannot allow Hezbollah to get more rockets than it already has.
So, those launchers will need to be destroyed.
Russia will not want those launchers destroyed, and a successful strike – taking out those missile batteries will make Russia look very, very bad. And, sales of the S-300V4 will dramatically decline.
But, what if those missiles are able to shoot down Israeli F-35 aircraft?
That would be a gigantic PR coup for Russia. Russia would be able to sell these anti-Aircraft systems to other countries, as a way to block the US and US allies. NATO would never have been able to bomb Libya and eventually murder Muammar Gaddafi, if Libya had received a sufficiently large installation of the S-300. And, what the Syrians just received could be considered ‘sufficiently large’.
Now, it is still possible to destroy the S-300 system with an overwhelming barrage of rockets and missiles. After all, Syria has been given only a few hundred missiles and 24 launchers. But, the kind of attack that would take out those missile batteries would also do significant damage to Syria itself. And, I’m not sure that Russia would stand by, doing nothing, while that attack happened.
Could Israel mount such an attack?
Would America or NATO do it?
Whatever DOES happen, the Russian delivery of the S-300V4 is a major step towards the eventual coming of Gog and Magog. And, when I say ‘major step’, the Bible refers to it a bit differently:
And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
– Ezekiel 38:4
Remember that Russia was reluctant to enter into the Syrian conflict. Their base in Tartus was just a supply depot. When the Soviet Union fell, Russia’s involvement in Africa and the Middle East fell with it. But, that changed in September/October 2015.
Right about this time, three years ago, Russia was brought back into the Middle East. It is believed that Qassem Soleimani of Iran’s elite Jerusalem Force (aka, Quds Force) went to Moscow in the summer of that year and convinced Putin to get directly involved.
That involvement paid off well, with increased sales of Russian military equipment. You might think of that as yet another ‘hook’ in the jaws of Gog. And, I always find it interesting that Gog has more than one jaw. And, one jaw has clamped itself onto Eastern Libya.
Libya – General Haftar
Russia has been quietly supporting General Khalifa Haftar in Eastern Libya. Haftar has taken most of Libya while the corrupt morons in the Eastern part of Libya – in Tripoli – fight among themselves. Russia appears to have increased her involvement recently, but it’s hard to get reliable information.
A newspaper that I have utter disdain for, posted this:
PUTIN TROOPS IN LIBYA Russia sends troops and missiles into Libya in bid to enforce stranglehold on the West
Most of the articles on this subject are referring to this article in The Sun. And, I have disdain for The Sun, because they are a tabloid newspaper that loves producing pornography. And, I try very hard to never post links to any of their articles for precisely that reason.
The Sun newspaper was the originator of the ‘Page Three Girls’, and they still hold true to that ‘ideal’ in their pornographic articles on celebrities ‘baring all’. They might not do ‘Page Three Girls’ anymore, but their foul and pornographic depictions of foolish celebs aren’t an improvement.
A Hoax Reminder
This brings up an important point that everyone should be aware of:
When there’s only one source for a piece of information, and that source has had a reputation for unreliability, you need to be extra careful with that information. And, I had an additional reminder of that, just a few days ago.
A friend sent me a link to one of the most foul and evil publications that I know:
I’m going to quote myself, from October of 2015, exactly three years ago:
I started writing regularly about Israel in the 90s. I believed that it was important for people to get the truth about Israel, instead of the lies being told by the mainstream media. And, since I was living in Israel, I felt that my perspective was of some value.
Then, in the early 2000s, up popped this website called Debka. They almost immediately posted material that was either completely false, or could not be verified. The owners of the site did not give out their names or any other contact information, so it took some investigative work to track them down.
When I called them, Giora Shamis picked up the phone. I asked him where he got his material, and his only response was:
“Were just that good.”
Of course, he didn’t actually realize why I was asking that question. What I wanted to know was why there was so much material that was completely false. But, his answer told me everything that I needed to know.
Giora Shamis and Diane Shalem were making it all up.
The only part of their writing that is correct, is the material that they steal from others. Everything else is completely made up – out of thin air. To put it another way:
They are lying to you.
I detest lies of any and all kinds. And, it makes no difference if the lying liar is an Israeli, or someone else. I absolutely detest lying liars, wherever they are.
Why I’m mentioning this is due to a DEBKAfile report that has swept through the Internet, and it is completely and utterly false. It is yet another example of the lies that Giora Shamis tells.
It is about the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning. DEBKAfile claimed that the Liaoning was docked at Tartus, in Syria – to assist Russia in their fight against the Syrian rebels.
Anyone who knows ANYTHING about the PLAN Liaoning, knows that China would NEVER DO THAT. And, if they did, they could not have done it secretly.
Here is what you need to know:
…is a training ship and completely unsuited for such long range patrols.
…cannot launch planes with a full weapons load because it doesn’t have a catapult.
…cannot get past Taiwan, through the Malacca Straits or through the Suez Canal without EVERYONE knowing about it.
Of course Giora Shamis is betting that it would be so difficult for you to figure that out, that you’d just accept his ridiculous claims as fact.
But, don’t take my word for it. Here’s a retired US Navy intelligence officer to make it clear to you:
There’s no Chinese aircraft carrier in Syria
And, here’s one from a friend of mine, who is an accredited journalist:
The bottom line is that you can never trust a liar. DEBKAfile is a complete fraud, and only a fool would trust them.
Don’t be a fool.
Okay, so back to me, in 2018. Do not, DO NOT, give Giora Shamis money. He is a predator, preying upon the good intentions and honesty of good-hearted Christians who love Israel. People like that are psychopathic liars without a shred of a conscience. They will steal your money, and use it to spread foul and evil lies.
Never trust a liar.
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I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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