The link below (sent by a reader) reveals that Pakistani and Chinese military cooperation is becoming both broader and more obvious. If you look at the array of Chinese military equipment flowing from China to Pakistan, it is clear that this is a military alliance which is growing stronger. India has every right to feel threatened by this trend, and the link reports India is boosting its military spending to counter the joint Pakistani-Chinese threat.
Quite noteworthy is the fact that Pakistan invited Chinese soldiers to participate in military exercises on Pakistani soil. Such an action indicates that these nations’ military alliance is becoming so strong that there is no point in hiding it from the world. Of course, China, India and Pakistan are all nuclear powers.
This has huge ramifications for the USA. Pakistan and the USA have been heading toward an open breach. Pakistan is furious at the USA for America’s frequent raids into Pakistani territory and the high-profile raid to grab and kill Osama bin Laden, who was hidden (“sheltered?”) near a major Pakistani military facility. It strains credulity to think that Pakistan didn’t know that bin Laden was there. Convoys transiting Pakistan loaded with heavy supplies needed by US troops in Afghanistan are coming under attack periodically, and Pakistan makes little or no effort to protect them. Now that Pakistan has invited Chinese soldiers into Pakistan for military exercises, how long might it be until Pakistan “invites” Chinese troops to help Pakistan secure its Afghan border? If this happens, it will put American soldiers and airmen at risk of being killed by Communist Chinese forces if the USA stages further attacks into Pakistani territory. Indeed, the time may be coming when Pakistan will openly ally itself with China and forbid the USA to transit its territory with supply convoys. This will make the USA’s position in Afghanistan untenable.
This development continues to fulfill the prophecy of Ezekiel 38:1-6 that Pakistan (part of “Cush” or “Ethiopia” as the KJV translates it) will eventually be part of the Gog-Magog alliance that will attack the nations of the modern ten tribes of Israel (the USA, UK, much of NATO and their allies) at the end of this age. It also pushes India deeper into a necessary alliance with the West and/or an anti-Chinese Pacific Rim alliance made up of Japan, India, and the “young tiger” nations of Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and even Vietnam. Previous posts to this blog have been predicting the Pakistani-American rift for a long time, based on biblical prophecy in Ezekiel 38, as well as a Pacific Rim alliance based on the prophecy of Ezekiel 38:13. Key modern trends, about which Americans know little, are confirming relentlessly that the Creator God who authored the Bible is directing world events “like a script” to make sure the nations fulfill their Divinely-ordained roles for our critical “latter day” period of time. Isaiah 41:21-26 contains God’s challenge to all other so-called “gods” to make prophecies about the future and prove they can bring them to pass. Ezekiel 38’s prophecy about our time was inspired about 2500 years ago, and the same God who inspired Ezekiel’s prophecy is proving his reality and sovereignty by bringing that prophecy to pass before our very eyes.
For further recommended reading, I refer you to the articles: Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days?, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveals about a Future World War III [PDF], The USA in Bible Prophecy and the article on Japan’s role in latter-day prophecy (all available at either this website’s homepage or at the Articles link).
PS. I’m supposed to be on a writing Sabbatical, but so many key world events are occurring that it is hard to refrain from writing some blog posts. Please continue to pray that God will heal me and restore me to wholeness so I can write as often as I previously did.