I am thinking that maybe this whole Georgia operation is a cover to get large numbers of Russian ground troops into georgia before making a mad dash for Israel.
The passes through the caucusus are narrow and would be impossible to get large amounts of troops through there fast.Now is the time to do it while their clear of snow.The kodori gorge is a main pass and it enter abklhazia and the georgians controlled it till this operation.Another pass enters south ossetia from north ossetia(russia).Could we be witnessing a staging of the forces to attack the nation of Israel proper?
Also I believe God is preparing the way for these hordes to attack the northern coast of Alaska and canada by clearing the ice pack out of the arctic ocean.Their is now a corridor of ice free water all along the coast of siberia and alaska canada.They couldn’t stage a naval attack straight across the pole yet but it would be possible to squeeze along the coasts at this time of year.
A few more years and they may be able to sweep straight across the pole(the shortest route).Their ar large open valleys in the yukon and british columbia that would facilitate a large troop movement with plenty of grass in the summer for horses.
By the way I saw in the news the cossacks were moblizing to supposedly fight the georgians when this first started.Then a blackout on cossacks,one of the meanest horse armies to exist.I’ve never been so excited to get attacked in my life.I don’t intend on being here for the actual attack anyway but wherever I am I want to sit back and watch Jesus step in and put a butt whoopin on those who would annhiliate his chosen people even though those very same people might deserve it.
Your thoughts about the growing ice-free zone in the Arctic Ocean parallel my own. I’ve also thought that an ice-free Arctic would allow for Russian naval convoys to continuously shuttle Russian/Chinese troops to Alaska in the Arctic Ocean a time of war and have those troops drive southward into North America in an ever-growing stream. When the Gog/Magog invasion starts, Russian Spetnaz troops will seize key Alaskan airports and sabotage as many US military installations as possible everywhere in America. By seizing key Alaskan airports, Russia will also be able to launch an around-the-clock airlift of Russian/Chinese troops and military equipment into Alaskan airports and send them southward into North American at greatest possible speed. Via both air and sea, the Gog/Magog forces will be poured into Alaska and sent southward across Canada into the USA.
Canada has minimal military forces to resist an invasion and the US army has been greatly reduced in size and mostly sent overseas to fight costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even many US National Guard units have been sent overseas. North America is practically undefended–like “cities without walls” just as Ezekiel 38:11-12 prophesied. With so few military units actually stationed in the USA, what American forces will be available to fight a large Gog/Magog invasion forces coming out of the north? You can be sure Russian/Chinese subs will be massed in the Bering Sea and North Atlantic to prevent the US Navy from interfering with the rapid shuttle of Russian/Chinese troops into Alaska. Ezekiel 38:21 shows God intends for the Israelite nations to fight back with their remaining weaponry, but Ezekiel 38:20-39:8 shows it will still take Divine intervention to prevent the success of the Russian/Chinese invasion.
The Israelite nations in Europe would also be attacked from the north as Russian forces would pour southward out of the Kola Peninsula and from Kaliningrad, a Russian-controlled zone in northern Europe. Ezekiel 38 reveals the Israelite nations are mostly attacked from the north (Ezekiel 38:15), while the modern house of Judah (the Jews) will be attacked mostly from the east. Revelation 16:12 shows the “kings of the east”‘ will attack westward across the Euphrates River and Zechariah 14 describes the warfare when those forces reach Israeli soil. The “kings of the east” is just another descriptive name for what Ezekiel 38 calls the Gog/Magog alliance (which is composed of numerous eastern nations). Daniel 11 references both these age-ending northern and eastern attacks as it prophesies the king of the north’s domain will be attacked from the “north” and the “east” at the very end of our age. Europe would certainly be attacked from both the north and east.
Its a pity that the modern Western leaders have rejected the Bible. The Bible gives us an advance insight into the Russian/Chinese battle plan in Ezekiel 38 (we are told the motive for/main direction of the attack as well as which nations will conspire to attack us). Western leaders are heedless of the growing danger they now face.
Your comment on Cossacks is also interesting as it brings up possible “low tech” ways to wage asymmetrical war in the modern world. China has reportedly stressed being able to wage an asymmetrical war against the Western nations. If several divisions of Cossack cavalry forces were landed in Alaska and sent southward with modern weaponry to seize numerous strategically important places, their horses could live off the land (as you noted), they would not need gasoline supplies and they would not need paved roads to advance. Ezekiel 39:9-10 curiously mentions that a great mass of “wooden” weaponry will needs to be burned after this final Ezekiel 38-39 war. It is easy to understand this passage as merely being an allegorical reference for modern weapons, but it may prove to have a literal application as well. The British RAF made and used thousands of Mosquito bombers and fighter aircraft in World War II which were made of “molded plywood” (see attached link) so there is a modern precedent for using wooden weaponry even in aircraft. Modern people tend to forget the British bombed Berlin with wood-based, bomber aircraft. Indeed, if Britain could make thousands of wooden aircraft in World War II, Russia could do the same thing today. One wonders if non-metallic wooden aircraft wouldn’t have valuable “stealth technology” applications as wooden aircraft might not show up on defensive radar screens built to detect metallic aircraft!. Ezekiel 38:16 prophesies the Russian surprise attack will “come as a cloud” from out of the north so it has to include a vast aerial attack. One wonders what Russia is building in its secret weapons facilities deep in the Ural Mountains which no westerners are allowed to see. We’ll have to wait and see, but God may have given us a surprising insight to some unconventional future Gog/Magog weaponry and tactics in Ezekiel 39:9-10.
What will ultimately trigger the Gog/Magog attack against the USA, NATO, the Israeli and their allies? The above invasion scenario would become instantly feasible for Russia and China if American and Western leaders were ever gullible and stupid enough to agree to a treaty destroying all nuclear weapons. This would briefly cause the world to have an exultant celebration that it was entering a “new age of peace,” but it would actually be making a global conventional world war almost certain. It is the existence of nuclear weapons in America’s arsenal that kept the USSR at bay in the Cold War and those same nuclear weapons now keep Russia, China and Iran from waging a global world war today.
A global nuclear weaponry treaty which resulted in the end of nuclear weapons would make the Gog/Magog war of Ezekiel 38 very imminent, in my view. Russia and (especially) China would be happy to sustain millions of casualties to successfully invade and conquer the nations of the western world. Ezekiel 38 guarantees they will try to do so. I Thessalonians 5:2-3 prophesies that “the Day of the Lord” will come at a time when the world’s population mistakenly thinks a time of global “peace and safety” has arrived, when, in fact, “sudden destruction” comes quickly on all of them. The banning of nuclear weapons would be hailed as a time of “peace and safety” by the world, but it would actually bring warfare very quickly as the USA and the West would lack a deterrent to a Russian/Chinese/Iranian invasion. One more thought: even if the world destroyed its nuclear weaponry, there are other kinds of weapons of mass destruction left. Chemical/biological weapons exist and nations are inventing new mass casualty weapons such as the Chinese nanotechnology bomb to wipe out human populations in a target area (see previous blogs at this website for information on this Chinese weapon).
Thanks for your comments and suggestions on this subject! Your comment triggered some interesting possibilities in my mind re: Ezekiel 38-39, and this will be posted at the website for others to consider.
This is the link to an article accusing russia of selling booty stolen from georgia.interesting seeing that thats what the nations of tarshish ,dedan and sheba accuse gog of doing.making war to steal booty.
Thanks for the link you sent which detailed how the Russian army looted the occupied region of Georgia of much of its wealth. This Russian looting of Georgia helps explain why Russia was so slow in honoring its agreement to pull its soldiers out of Georgian regions not in Abkhazia or South Ossetia. As you correctly note, Ezekiel 38 prophesies that the Gog/Magog alliance will also seek to loot the modern Israelite nations of their wealth and possessions. Ezekiel 38:12 states this openly, and verse 13 indicates that Tarshish, Sheba and Dedan and the “young lion” (or “young tiger” nations) will see this right away. I’ll post the link you sent with our exchange at the website so others can see it as well.
There is much to be said about the inherited DNA traits of nations. For example, Judges 12:6 relates that the Israelite tribe of Ephraim was known, even in ancient times, as being uniquely characterized by “dropping their h’s” when they talked. One of the numerous pieces of evidence that the tribe of Ephraim in located in modern Great Britain is that the British are uniquely famous for “dropping their h’s” in their speech. Judges 12 records that this trait so unmistakably identified Ephraimites that life-and-death decisions could be based on this linguistic trait. Meshech and Tubal also have a genetic trait it would appear: the desire to enslave and dominate others. Ezekiel 27 lists the merchants and products from many nations which were traded in the bazaar of the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre (the staunch ally of Kings David and Solomon). Ezekiel 27:13 list Meshech and Tubal as trading in slaves (as some Bible translations render it). The KJV glosses over it by saying they “traded the persons of men.” Ezekiel 38’s prophecy shows the nature of Meshech and Tubal hasn’t changed since ancient times.