Today is Monday, September 28, 2020. It is Day 264 of the grace period declared by one of the kings of the Medes and Persians, the supreme leader. of Iran.
If the north push of the Persian Ram takes the IRGC forces into eastern Turkish territory, how much resistance might it find there?
One clue we have in Daniel 8:7 that the IRGC may very well be occupying Turkish territory is the use of the word “enraged.” That word means to be personally embittered. The same word was used to describe Esau’s feelings toward Jacob after being cheated of his birthright. A Sunni Muslim leader would be enraged that a Shia Muslim military was invading his territory.
Albania versus Serbia is one potential conflict, in which Turkey could become tied down, facing Russian troops.
Libya is another.
Now we may have a third regional conflict that might tie down the Turkish military against Russia. Conflict between Christian Armenia and Muslim Azerbaijan has exploded in recent days.
Turkey supports Azerbaijan, while Armenia has a military agreement with Russia.
The fight involves Nagorno-Karabakh, a region of Azerbaijan peopled mostly with Armenians. Nagorno has been attempting to break away from Azerbaijan, and Armenia has been helping them. Of course, Azerbaijan wants their territory back.
Who knows, perhaps Turkey might be embroiled in two or three of these conflicts at the time that the IRGC charges out.