"…and whoever curses you I will curse…" Genesis 12:3

29 Mar

March 29, 2010

TODAY’S HEADLINES:

Moscow metro bombs kill dozens

Over the years the Lord has taught me that when such as this happens to a nation that has come against the will of God concerning Israel, to look for a link to Israel–especially in the timing.  So when I heard of this I looked, and immediately found a link.

The following is a report of two female Muslim suicide bombers killing dozens in the Russian subway system today.

Moscow metro bombs kill dozens

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on the Moscow subway during the morning rush hour today, killing at least 37 people and injuring more than 60, Russian officials said.

Yuri Luzhkov, the mayor of Moscow, told reporters the suicide bombers were believed to have set off their explosives as trains approached Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations.

….”A crime that is terrible in its consequences and heinous in its manner has been committed,” Putin said at the start of a video conference. “I am confident that law enforcement bodies will spare no effort to track down and punish the criminals. Terrorists will be destroyed,” said Putin, who was propelled to the Russian presidency in 2000 following his tough response to the Chechnya conflict.

The first blast happened at the busy Lubyanka interchange near the headquarters of the FSB, the successor to the KGB. The explosion went off at a point where two metro lines converge, a 10-minute walk from Red Square and the Bolshoi Theatre.

…Initial suspicions were that the blasts were the work of insurgents from Russia’s unstable North Caucasus launching a devastating and symbolic attack on the Russian state.

Russian security forces and intelligence agencies, both local and federal, have been waging a brutal campaign against Islamist insurgents in the violent republics of Ingushetia, Chechnya and Dagestan.

…In February the Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov warned in an interview on a rebel-affiliated website that “the zone of military operations will be extended to the territory of Russia … the war is coming to their cities”.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/29/moscow-metro-bombs-explosions-terror

Now read the link that I so easily found.  The timing of these two events raised a red flag due to  it taking place 10 days before this attack.

Quartet urges Israel to halt settlement activity

19/03/2010 Israel has been urged to stop building settlements and set a bold target for a final deal with the Palestinians by 2012 as efforts continue to try to kickstart the stalled peace process.

The call comes from the Quartet for the Middle East made up of the United Nations, the European Union, the United States and Russia.

A statement read by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the end of the meeting of the Quartet said “the Quartet urges the government of Israel to freeze all settlement activity.”

He said at the meeting hosted by Russia that Israel should also halt natural settlement growth, dismantle outposts erected since March 2001 and refrain from demolitions and evictions in east Jerusalem…which was captured and then annexed by Israel after the 1967 Six Day War.

The Quartet “reaffirms that unilateral actions taken by either party cannot prejudge the outcome of negotiations and will not be recognized by the international community,” Secretary-General Ban added, reading from the Quartet’s statement.

With the peace process stagnant, Ban said the Quartet also urged Israel and the Palestinians to resume talks on final status issues with the aim of finding a settlement “within 24 months”.

He said such a settlement would end “the occupation which began in 1967 and result in the emergence of an independent, democratic and viable Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with Israel”.This is Donn Bobb reporting for United Nations Radio
Duration: 1’25”

http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/detail/92445.html

What significance is the timing?   As the article mentioned, Russia is part of the Quartet (Russia, the U.S, the European Union & the U.N.) that is overseeing the Middle East peace process and trying to make it happen.  Much pressure has been, and continues to be, placed on Israel by these nations, to give back the land won back by Israel during the Six Day War of 1967–land that belonged to Israel and had been occupied by Arabs.    Ten days before today’s suicide bomber attacks, Russia hosted the most recent Quartet conference in Moscow and issued their latest demands on Israel.  The number 10 represents “testimony, law & responsibility”.Not only is Russia part of the Quartet that continues to pressure Israel to give up her land for peace, Russia is guilty of aiding Israel’s enemy in its pursuit to “wipe Israel off the face of the earth”.  Russia not only continues to supply Iran with arms and with things necessary to build a nuclear bomb, but is also selling Iran missile defense shields to protect their nuclear achievements from Israel’s attack.

Did this attack happen because of Russia’s direct involvement and interference with the nation of Israel?  I do not know this for certain, but I do know what the Word of God says concerning what God will do to those who curse Israel.  I find it ironic that Russia has again been attacked by Islamic militants while pandering to another group of radical Muslims.  What I do know is what God’s word tells me concerning His people and His land.  Wicked nations in the hand of a Holy and fearful God were used to chasten Israel in order to bring her back to Him, but God in turn always dealt with the wicked nations even more severely.  How much more will God do in judgment to the wicked nations who war against Israel against His will.

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