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A Strengthened Russia Against A Weakened Israel

Ezekiel 38:16 And thou shalt come up against My people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against My land, that the heathen may know Me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

Three More Recent News Reports that Align with Bible Prophecy:

1 – Russia gathers Persia (Iran) – Russia to begin delivery of Sukhoi Su-35 fighters to Iran in 2023

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
38:6 Gomer, and all his bands; the House of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: [and] many people with thee.
38:7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

By Boyko Nikolov, Bulgarian Military

Iranian pilots are already being trained to fly the Russian 4th generation Sukhoi Su-35 Felon-E fighter jets. US sources confirmed the news, but did not name the nationality of the pilots, saying “pilots from a Middle Eastern country”. At the moment, the only country showing interest in Russian fighter jets is Iran.

Iran has officially confirmed that it is interested in the F-35 Felon-E. On September 5th, commander Brigadier General Hamid Vahedi of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force [IRIAF] said that Tehran is interested in acquiring the Su-35. The initial plan was for Iran to acquire another Russian fighter, the Sukhoi Su-30, but it later abandoned it and turned its attention to the Felon-E.

According to sources who follow this military-business relationship, mostly Turkish, Iran is most likely to buy the 24 fighter jets that were ordered by Egypt. However, Egypt pulled out of the deal, accusing Russia that the fighters had a “technical problem”. Another version of Egypt’s refusal is possible economic sanctions from the US under the CAATSA law.

The US sources claim that Russia will start supplying Su-35s to Iran next year. The announcement comes at a very pivotal time, political analysts say. According to them, this could be an attempt by the US to influence the Persian Gulf states, which have been criticized for their refusal to support Western positions against Russia and for strengthening their ties with China.

It is even more significant that the announcement of the upcoming deliveries to Iran occurs when Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a visit to Saudi Arabia. I.e. The trump card “threat from Iran” is used to remind Middle Eastern countries how “important an ally and partner” the US is.

Iran needs a modernized air force. The country has quite a few outdated American and Soviet fighter jet models from the Vietnam War era. Over the years, Tehran tried to modernize its MiG-29s, but failed. Tehran was initially impressed by the capabilities of the Chinese J-10C fighter. It has excellent performance, is much cheaper than the Russian Su-35 and has low operating costs.

However, the war in Ukraine is draining not only Ukraine, but also Russia. Moscow has been forced to seek delivery of weapons systems from its few remaining allies at the moment. Iran responded by sending kamikaze drones, which Russia adeptly used to launch airstrikes against Ukrainian energy infrastructure. It is rumored that the Su-35 may be part of a barter agreement between Iran and Moscow. It is also rumored that as a second option, Moscow could provide Iran with a much lower price per Su-35.

The Su-35 is the flagship of Russian aviation at the moment. It took part in the war in Ukraine, and Russia plans to produce a total of 200 units of this fighter. However, this may not happen. Russia seeks to reduce investment in Su-35 production. An Iranian purchase of the Su-35 could reduce the pace of acquisition of this fighter.

For Iran, the acquisition of such a fighter occupies a central part of the country’s defense. The US and Israel are “training” to strike Iran’s nuclear program, which means Tehran needs a fighter jet to accept the challenge. At the moment, perhaps the only alternative is the Su-35.

According to the officials, Iranian pilots received Sukhoi Su-35 training in Russia in the spring. This training is part of what the US has described as an “unprecedented” level of military and other technology support pouring from Moscow to Tehran.The US said that Moscow has been giving Iran a range of weapons systems, including unidentified helicopters, air defense systems, and other support, such as Su-35 training. Russia’s ‘Best Warplanes’ Su-35 Flanker-Es Are Heading To Iran; US Says Deal In Exchange For Drones & Missiles

2 – Israel Grounds 11 F-35 Fighter Jets After Similar Plane Crashes in U.S.

The Two Witnesses will be overcome and KILLED. This refers to the very same battle – “The Battle of Armageddon” in the “VALLEY of JEZREEL” in Israel near Endor. The Valley of Megiddon is below the mountains of Megiddo – Har-Megiddo or in English – Armageddon – ARMAGEDDON.

According to Yaniv Kubovich – Haaretz, Israel has grounded 11 F-35 fighter jets due to the crash of a similar plane in the United States two weeks ago, the Israel Defense Forces announced on Sunday.

The planes were grounded at the recommendation of the American production administration. The IDF said it has received the findings of the American investigation into the crash, and they “require thorough review to rule out the possibility of the problem recurring” in Israel’s air force.

The grounded planes constitute about a third of Israel’s F-35 complement.

The plane that crashed in America was an F-35B, and the crash occurred when it tried to land at an airbase in Texas. The pilot managed to eject before it crashed.

3 – £3.2BN Warship HMS Prince of Wales Spends Longer in Dock Than at Sea

One of UK’s ‘most powerful warships’ longer in repair than at sea

Ezekiel 38:11 And thou (Gog) shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates (no defences),

The HMS Prince of Wales has suffered a series of costly failures since its launch in 2019.

The British Royal Navy’s largest ship, the HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier, has spent more time docked for repairs than on duty since it was commissioned in 2019, The Times reported on Monday. The vessel is currently sitting in a Scottish dockyard with a broken propeller shaft.

The £3.2 billion ($3.8 billion) warship has spent only 267 days at sea since entering active duty in December 2019, the newspaper reported [1], citing Ministry of Defense figures. Christmas Eve marked the 268th day
it has spent undergoing repairs.

In a lecture earlier this month, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, chief of the Defence Staff, admitted that the carrier has been a source of “deeply frustrating” problems. Such megaships “are massive capital projects where sometimes things will go wrong,” Radakin added.

The Royal Navy describes the Prince of Wales as “one of the most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UK.” Capable of launching NATO’s latest F-35B multirole combat aircraft, its flight
deck is 70 meters wide and 280 metrers long, and with aircraft onboard it takes a crew of around 1,400 to operate.

The carrier’s malfunctions began with two major floods [2] in 2020. The second flood filled the engine room with thousands of gallons of seawater, resulting in the Prince of Wales missing a planned trip to the
US and returning to its home port of Portsmouth for six months of repairs.

The carrier managed to sail to Gibraltar in 2021, but disaster struck again a year later when it broke down shortly after leaving Portsmouth en route to the US this August. Engineers discovered damage to its
propeller shaft, which naval officials reportedly blamed [3] on the crew forgetting to grease it adequately.

A Royal Navy spokesman told The Times that repairing the damaged shaft will take until Spring 2023, after which time the Prince of Wales will return to Portsmouth to undergo more “pre-planned maintenance.”

The Labour Party has condemned Britain’s Conservative government for allowing the ship to repeatedly break down on its watch.

“We need our fleet at sea, not stuck in dock,” shadow defense secretary John Healy said. “HMS Prince of Wales is a NATO flagship and ministers cannot allow problems to undermine the ability of our armed forces to lead joint exercises.”

Source: RT/Cosmos Chronicles – Britain’s most powerful Warship longer Docked for repair than Sailing at Sea