Russia will keep bases in Syria

Almost Heaven

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will keep a naval and an air base in Syria capable of carrying out strikes against insurgents if required after a partial military pull-out announced by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

Putin on Monday ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military contingent to start pulling out of Syria, declaring their work largely done.

Putin made the announcement during a surprise visit to the Russian Hmeymim air base, where he met President Bashar al-Assad and addressed Russian forces.

“Thanks to the fact that the operation to save Syria and the liberation of Syrian land from terrorists have been completed, there is no longer a need for broad-scale combat strength,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

But he added that Russia would keep the Hmeymim air base in Syria’s Latakia Province and its naval facility in the port of Tartous.

“The President stressed that the terrorists might try to ‘walk tall’ again in Syria. If that happens, crushing blows will be carried out,” Peskov said.
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Joseph The Carpenter

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Putin (Gog) like everyone else in the Middle East knows a war (Psalm 83) is on the horizon (2018). He also knows he can not defeat ISRAEL and America (President Trump has left no doubt he will help ISRAEL) so Putin will pull out enough troops to avoid this war but still maintain his base's.
By the end of this war ISRAEL will be short on ammunition and weapons.
Than BANG! The RAPTURE . America will be out of the picture.
Gog will get an evil thought. Ezekiel 38

John Romans

Saved by Grace through Faith
He also knows he can not defeat ISRAEL and America (President Trump has left no doubt he will help ISRAEL) [/QUOTE said:
Yes but America is not mentioned at all so if Psalm 83 is an actual future war, Israel is left alone in Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38, with God providing the victory in Ezekiel 38.
I agree with you that Trump would absolutely provide help for Israel, so something has to happen to America first. Hopefully its the rapture, and hopefully its right around the corner!

John Romans

Saved by Grace through Faith
John ISRAEL is alone in the EZ38 war and realizes it is GOD who saved them.
In my opinion we will be here for Psalm 83, than Rapture, than EZ38.
The "hook" can be the destruction of the Russian bases in Isaiah 17 or the fact ISRAEL will control about half of the worlds gas and oil.
HI Joseph yes i agree Israel will be all alone. God alone is who saves them and He is all they need.


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Reading Mark Hitchcock's book "Russia Rising" ....a good read on this subject..
I LOVE Mark's books, he is very good. I have that one and love it. There is a newer one out in which Mark discusses Russia along with Isis and the current situation in Syria (or current about 2 years back when it was published).

He is conservative and accurate, not given to wild speculation and he is one of my favourites as a result.