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Precursor To Armageddon? Turkish Gov’t Completely Cuts Off Euphrates Water Supply, May Bring “Unprecedented Catastrophes” To Region


Revelation 16:12-16, “Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared… to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty… to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.”

By Suhaib Anjarini, Al-Alakhbar – “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.

A source who spoke on the condition of anonymity revealed that water levels in the Lake Assad (a man-made water reservoir on the Euphrates) recently dropped by six meters from its normal levels (which means losing millions of cubic meters of water). The source warned that ‘a further drop of one additional meter would put the dam out of service.’

‘We should cut off or reduce the water output of the dam, until the original problem regarding the blockage of the water supply is fixed,’ the source explained.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) controlling the region the dam is located in did not suspend the water output. Employees of the General Institution of the Euphrates Dam are running the lake under the supervision of al-Qaeda linked ISIS, but they don’t have the authority to take serious decisions, such as reducing the water output. In addition, such a step is a mere attempt to ease the situation, and it will lose its efficacy if the water supply isn’t restored to the dam by Turkey.

The tragic repercussions of the new Turkish assault began to reveal themselves when water levels dropped in al-Khafsa in Aleppo’s eastern countryside (where a water pumping station from Lake Assad is located to pump water through water channels to Aleppo and its countryside).

Meanwhile, water supplies in auxiliary reservoirs in al-Khafsa are close to being depleted and the reservoirs are expected to run out of water completely by tonight or tomorrow morning at the latest. This threatens to leave seven million Syrians without access to water. Also, Tishrin Dam stopped receiving any water which blocked its electricity generating turbines, decreasing the power supply in Aleppo and its countryside, further intensifying the already severe imbalance in the power supply.

In Raqqa, the northern side of Lake Assad is today completely out of service. Two million Syrians living in the region covering the villages of Little Swaydiya to the east until al-Jarniya to the west could lose their drinking water supply. ‘Losing water supplies in the dam means that the silt in the lake will dry off which would pressure its structure, subjecting it to fissures and eventually total collapse,’ Al-Akhbar sources warned, adding ‘it is crucial to shut down the dam to stop its collapse.’

However, shutting down the dam (if ISIS agrees) will only lead to a human and ecological (zoological and agricultural) catastrophe in Syria and in Iraq.” Read more.

Flashback: Syria: Rebels Capture Major Strategic Dam On The Euphrates River In Country’s North – ” Syrian rebels on Monday captured a hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates River in the country’s north after days of heavy clashes … ‘This is a major blow to the regime,’ said Abdul-Rahman by telephone, describing the dam as ‘strategic location’ on the Euphrates, which flows from Turkey through Syria and into Iraq.” Read more.

  1. 06/01/2014 at 4:00 PM

    Gog and Magog is at the second resurrection. Revelation 20 sword study bible, K J V. The last battle between God and Satan. That is Armageddon. What people talk about now is people against people. The battle then is God’s light against the powers of darkness. Satan will favor physical weapons.

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  2. ICA
    06/01/2014 at 6:51 PM

    Hi Arch Luther, thank you for your comment. To clarify, the Gog-Magog battle of Ezekiel 38 and 39 is different than the Gog-Magog battle described in Revelation 20. Here are a few reasons why:

    1. Ezekiel 38:16 alone forbids it, where God Himself infers that the nations do not yet know Him, hardly a description of what we would expect during the Millennial Reign of Christ when “the mountain of the LORD’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it” (Isaiah 2:2), not to mention the fact that “the nations shall know that [I am] the LORD, the Holy One in Israel” (Ezek 39:7b).

    2. Ezekiel 38:17 tells us that the prophets of Israel formerly spoke about Gog. If Ezekiel 38 is the same battle as Revelation 20:7-8, where did the prophets speak of the Gog of Revelation 20:7-8 previously?

    3. Why does God say “I would bring you [Gog] against [My people Israel]” after having already restored them? For what purpose, especially given the fact that God specifically says “I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not [let them] profane My holy name anymore … I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel” (Ezek 39:7a,29)? Do they suddenly reject their Messiah again for some inexplicable reason?

    4. In Revelation 20:8, it is Satan who gathers them together, not God. Why?

    5. The judgment and destruction of Ezekiel 38:19-22 describes Armageddon: a great earthquake, men shake at the presence of God, mountains thrown down, armies are confounded and attack each other, pestilence, bloodshed, hailstones, fire, brimstone. In Revelation 20:7-9 we have none of this — God simply sends down fire and puts an immediate end to the rebellion.

    Ezekiel 38 is an overall view of Gog-Magog, from its beginning up until it’s end — what we often refer to as Armageddon. Ezekiel 39 is not a continuation of 38 per se, but rather more of a repeat of how Gog-Magog ends, that is, as a close-up view of Armageddon and its aftermath with a few additional focal points added in, such as referring back to why the Jewish people have suffered greatly throughout the centuries and could have been destroyed during this final battle of the ages (cf. Ezek 39:23-24) had it not been for Messianic intervention. The two chapters are continuous, but are styled Semitically. Once all is said and done they will be delivered and restored in full, not by their might, but by the Almighty Himself — the Holy One in Israel (cf Ezek 39:25-29). In my view, this is fulfillment of Daniel 9:27b.

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  3. 06/01/2014 at 8:48 PM

    What most people in the World don’t realize, is that the Iraqi people are “mostly” Christian! They are forced to follow the CULT of Islam!

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  4. Debbie
    06/07/2014 at 10:42 AM

    This action is a precurser in that it allows us to recognize this sign when it happens again because of the Angel of God. One sign alone is only a sign. Combined with many other signs it is a second coming.

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