A new Turkish aggression against Syria: Ankara suspends pumping Euphrates’ water

I actually wasn’t aware that Turkey had control of the Euphrates via a dam.

The Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis. Al-Akhbar found out that the water level in Lake Assad has dropped by about six meters, leaving millions of Syrians without drinking water.

Two weeks ago, the Turkish government once again intervened in the Syrian crisis. This time was different from anything it had attempted before and the repercussions of which may bring unprecedented catastrophes onto both Iraq and Syria.

Violating international norms, the Turkish government recently cut off the water supply of the Euphrates River completely. In fact, Ankara began to gradually reduce pumping Euphrates water about a month and half ago, then cut if off completely two weeks ago, according to information received by Al-Akhbar.

Beyond the very real humanitarian catastrophe that this is likely already beginning to affect, it certainly also make one ponder the future connections to the following verse:

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east. Revelation 16:12


Alahkbar English has the full story here.

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8 Comments
  • David Lindhjem
    Posted at 15:28h, 01 June

    Thanks for the info Joel, I been thinking about this things.

    Jesaia 19 speak about same thing for the Nile in Egypt.
    Ethiopia is now making a big Dam and the the result may be that the Nile dry out. The passage says that the Nile will dry out when Egypt is in a civil war under leadership of a powerful king.
    Egypt has just gotten a new leader …

    https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/22

  • David Lindhjem
    Posted at 15:50h, 01 June

    Islamic traditions speak of the Army of the Mahdi coming from Kuhrasan in the the end times. Khurasan are known as the area east of the Euphrates River (Iran, Afghanistan.

    Iranian Brigadier General Salami said in a speech during a conference in Tehran in March this year following:

    “Despite the geographical distance, we are attached to the hearts of the Palestinians. How is it that our slogans and goals are identical to the slogans and causes of the Palestinians? Why do we strive to become martyrs and risk our lives for the Palestinian cause?

    The answer is that the religion of Islam has designated this for us – this goal, this motivation, this belief, this energy – so that we, here, can muster all our energies in order to annihilate the Zionist entity, more than 1,400 kilometers away. We are ready for that moment in the future.”

    He says straight out that they are preparing to execute the Bible prophesies.

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/03/iran-islamic-revolutionary-guards-deputy-commander-islam-has-given-us-goal-of-annihilating-the-zionist-entity

  • Joel
    Posted at 19:12h, 01 June

    In my film, I deal quite a bit with the new dam in Ethiopia. Its an emerging big issue. I think the cruel leader is a reference to the Antichrist, that is also mentioned in Daniel 11:40-45.

  • Christopher
    Posted at 21:58h, 01 June

    This action may bring war to Turkey. Iraq,Iran, and Syria will probably have a lot say about cutting of this precious resource. They will also use their leverage with oil. No water, no oil!

    The Nile shortage is ultimately going to hurt Egypt and Gaza.
    I am going to say that Israel will end up with the West Bank and Gaza! The bible says Israel will have no walls and dwell in peace prior to the Magog invasion.
    There is no two state solution, there is only Israel.

  • good4u
    Posted at 23:31h, 01 June

    Hey Joel!

    You don’t have to post this, but I was watching one of your podcasts on YouTube. One of the posters gave some excellent feedback on Youtube. The poster said why don’t your link your YouTube channel to your blog and I would also throw in the Viemo website as well.

    The links together would be beneficial to Youtubers/Viemo folks and your blog posters. Just a thought worth sharing.

    Sorry for going off topic here. No need to post.

    Blessings!

  • Gabe
    Posted at 21:59h, 08 June

    The unabashed arrogance of Erdogan continues as he kicks off the building of the world’s largest airport in Istanbul, in which he claims to be “excited on behalf of humanity.” Speak for yourself.

    “After calling on all Turkish citizens to be proud of the project, Erdoğan lashed out at the Gezi Park protesters by calling them ‘Gezi-minded” (Gezizekalı), an apparent pun on the word for ‘idiot’ (gerizekalı). ‘In May 2013, some Gezi-minded people appeared. Unfortunately, they couldn’t put up with such an airport,’ Erdoğan said, adding that “their dreams can’t come close to where our actions.'”

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-slams-gezi-protesters-as-turkey-breaks-ground-on-worlds-largest-airport.aspx?PageID=238&NID=67507&NewsCatID=345

    Actually, I agree with him. His power-grabs and monuments to his own greatness are definitely more elaborate than the average protestor out on the street who simply wants a representative government instead of a violent, repressive police state.

    In Him,
    Gabe

  • Joel
    Posted at 22:14h, 08 June

    Coming up on the one year anniversary (June 15) that his folks tear-gassed us for the crime of standing there.

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