Excellent article about current events. Many thanks to Pastor Curtis for these insights.
In my entire life, I’ve never seen the leaders of Russia, Iran, and Turkey pictured together in the same place at the same time!
But there they were: Russia’s President Putin, Iran’s secular leader President Raisi, and Turkey’s President Erdoğan, all at a meeting of menacing allies, earlier this week in Tehran, Iran.
Religiously, Putin has a nominal Russian Orthodox Christian background, while Raisi and Erdoğan are Islamic. Putin seems to want to restore Russia’s expansive empire of Peter the Great, while the two followers of Mohammed want to reestablish an Islamic Caliphate, like the 400-year Ottoman Empire. All three want access to the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea and are antagonists of the modern nation of Israel…
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