February 8, 2008
“Defenseless and Stupid” is the title of an article by J.R. Nyquist posted today at the www.financialsense.com website. His title refers to the state of mind prevailing in the USA and NATO as they grow ever weaker and less capable before their enemies. The link to his article is provided below, and it is hard to argue with his logic.
Mr. Nyquist’s comments are not placed in any biblical context, but he can clearly see the imminent military dangers posed to the USA and NATO by Russia and China. He cites a Pravda headline as saying: “USA absolutely defenseless against possible attack from Russia or China.” Pravda is a Russian media source, and it is openly declaring the USA has left itself “absolutely defenseless” against a Russian/Chinese attack. This is amazing. Ezekiel 38-39 prophesy that Russia and China will lead an alliance of nations in an attack upon the western nations at the climax of this age just prior to the return of Jesus Christ. A Russian news source is openly proclaiming the USA has left itself defenseless in the face of Russia’s and China’s threat. Chinese generals have also acknowledged in the past that China intends to wage war against the USA. Yet the leaders of the USA and the West remain in extreme denial about the imminent danger. Once one understands who the modern nations of the ten tribes of “Israel” are in the modern world, Ezekiel 38’s prophecy is crystal-clear in its application to modern events.
Pravda added that “Neither the US Army nor the National Guard will be able to rebuff a sudden attack due to the lack of training and lack of equipment” (emphasis added). This is extraordinary. Ezekiel 38 warns about a sudden attack from Russia and China against the USA and the NATO nations (the modern “ten tribes of Israel” as opposed to the Jews/Israelis who are “Judah” in biblical prophecy) in the latter days. Even the Russian media is noticing that the USA’s homeland is largely undefended. If the Russian media can see this fact, you can sure the Russian and Chinese leaders and generals notice it as well.
The article notes that Admiral Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “has admitted” that the Iraqi/Afghan wars “…may have undermined the military’s ability to fight wars against major adversaries…” What does he mean “may have?” The US military is but a shadow of its Cold War size and capability. Our shrunken army is exhausted from repeated deployments of the same troops over and over again to Iraq and Afghanistan. Much of our military equipment has been prematurely worn out. Media stories have noted that the Reserve and Guard forces in the USA scarcely have any equipment on which to train because our equipment reserves are gone. A recent letter to this website from a National guardsman confirmed these reports.
Nyquist comments that there is a “new, rising incompetence in Washington” which no longer can recognize “historical truth ” or “subversion.” He gives a very appropriate example of this blindness. He notes that the new chairman of the NATO Intelligence Committee is Sandor Laborc of Hungary, who had “close ties” to Russia’s Vladimir Putin and was trained for six years by the Russian KGB! If, as now seems apparent, Russia arranged the “end of the Cold War” to dupe the West into disarming and weakening itself, it is obvious that Russia would have left many spies in the former Warsaw Pact nations to rise to positions of prominence in an expanded NATO. NATO sees no problem with having a KGB-trained agent as head of its Intelligence Committee at a time when Russia’s Putin has been reverting to Soviet-style language and actions. How can such denial and blindness be present among the NATO leadership? I have a possible answer.
I Thessalonians 2 is a prophecy about the deceptions which will be pervasive at the end of our age. It reveals a way in which God relates to people and nations who forsake and abandon him. Verses 10-11 state: “…because they received not the love of the truth…God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” The nations of the western world have received unparalleled prosperity and abundance from God. There was a time when the people of the western nations were thankful for these blessings. However, in recent decades, the USA and Europe have abandoned God, kicked him out of their schools and public life, legalized what the Bible calls “abominations,” mocked their Creator and taught their citizens that they all accidentally “evolved” from some kind of primordial slime. Our nations have definitely “received not the love of the truth.” God doesn’t change in how he deals with nations over the millennia (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8). Our leaders and people are increasingly believing “delusions.” Such delusions include (A) the theory of evolution, (B) the belief that endless excessive national and personal debt will never have any negative consequences, and (C) the blissfully-naive belief that Russia and China have “peaceful intentions” in spite of those nations’ rapid militarization, their strategic alliance and their reversion to Cold War actions and words. Ezekiel 38 shows what the outcome will be.
The only thing holding Russia and China back from attacking Europe and North America now is the remaining nuclear arsenal of the USA, the UK, France and Israel. If the western nations are ever dumb enough to agree to (and implement) a “nuclear disarmament treaty,” the end will be very near. Russia and China would be quite happy to agree to such a total nuclear disarmament treaty because it would leave their alliance with a vast military advantage over the West. If there were no “mutually assured destruction” due to nuclear weapons, Russia and China would vastly outnumber the West in numbers of both soldiers and weapons in any conventional war. Would the West ever be sufficiently delusional to enter into such an agreement? I Thessalonians says God will send “strong delusion” upon nations which forsake and rebel against him. If a global nuclear disarmament treaty is ever implemented, the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 could occur within months of such action. Russia and China would act on that advantage.