Russia is in the process of conducting its largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War. Indeed, this could likely be one of Russia’s biggest military exercises since the end of World War II. The scale of the military exercise is daunting. The first link states it involved the rapid movement, via airplanes and railroads, of 160,000 troops plus 5,000 tanks and 130 warplanes. The second link reports 1,000 tanks were involved so I’m not sure which is correct. The second link also reports the exercise also practiced Russia’s ability to deploy its special forces far away from their bases.
The immense scale of the exercise is truly remarkable. This was not an anti-NATO military exercise like the Warsaw Pact forces would do in the Cold War. This exercise was nowhere near Europe. It deployed this vast array of Russian forces far to the east into Siberia and even as far as Sakhalin Island, which is east of Siberia’s land mass. It was not reported where the jumping-off point was for all the Russian forces, but to give a rough approximation of the distance of this deployment, it is over 4000 miles from Moscow to Sakhalin Island (according to the map scale on a globe in my office).
The links opine that Japan and China were intended to be warned by this military exercise. That may be true, especially in the case of Japan, but I see a deeper, hidden agenda. As readers of my blog know, Ezekiel 38-39 prophesies that Russia, China, Iran, etc. will launch a surprise attack in the latter days of our age against the USA, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and their other pro-western allies. My writings have long predicted Russia will invade North America via Alaska (which used to be a Russian colony) because Ezekiel 38:15 prophesies the main attack against the latter day nations of the ten tribes of “Israel” will come from the north. Doubtless, there will be attacks from other directions as well, but the only logical direction from which Russia and China can attack North America with large numbers of ground troops is from the north via Siberia and Alaska.
When the prophesied Gog-Magog invasion begins, Russian special forces, paratroopers and agents on the ground can seize control of Alaskan airfields and ports as well as neutralize US military assets in Alaska by cratering runways where US warplanes are stationed or simply by killing as many USAF pilots as they can by prepositioning assassins near where they live. If they can identify and kill the USAF pilots, the US warplanes will be as useless as big paperweights because they will have no one to fly them [Hint to Pentagon: hide and protect your key personnel such as warplane pilots]. As soon as Alaskan bases are secured, Russian and Chinese ground troops, tanks, warplanes, etc. will be airlifted and transported by sea to Alaska on a 24/7 basis so they can deploy southward toward the population centers of Canada and the USA. The third link and fourth link discuss China’s new class of assault ships via which they can transport large numbers of troops and armored vehicles to distant locations. Three such ships have already been commissioned. The final link also reveals that China has built a warplane like the USA’s F-22 but China’s plane has a longer-range, air-to-air missile than the US warplane. Russia and China are planning to win the next world war. The USA and the West don’t even grasp its coming (see my article, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveal about a Future World War III [PDF]. Obama plans to weaken the US military even more by reducing its size even as Russia, China and Iran militarize.
However, before such a large operation can be performed, Russia needs to practice surging a large invasion force into Siberia so they can be further deployed into Alaska when the actual future invasion occurs. Russia has now actually carried out the kind of vast military exercise which must to be done as a precursor to the actual prophesied invasion of North America. I believe Ezekiel 38 reveals the true eventual target that Russia (and its allies) have in mind when they are practicing moving a vast invasion force to the far east of Siberia.
Personally, I’m a bit surprised by the Russian action as it tips their hand in terms of their future intentions if one knows anything about Ezekiel 38 and who the real prophesied “Israel” is in the latter days. As I’ve written many times, Ezekiel 38 doesn’t even mention the Israelis at all. The Israelis/Jews are the house of “Judah” which is nowhere mentioned in Ezekiel 38-39. “Israel” or “the house of Israel” mentioned in Ezekiel 38-39 designates the modern nations descended from the ancient ten tribes of Israel who do not now dwell in the Holy Land. The primary nation of the modern house of Israel is the USA, as can be easily understood by reading my books or by reading my article, The United States of America in Biblical Prophecy, on the subject of how prominently the USA is mentioned in biblical prophecy once the Bible’s terminology is understood.
Frankly, if I were Vladimir Putin, I’d like to launch this invasion while Obama is in office. It would make much more sense to do this when America is led by a president who came to office entirely unskilled in military matters. If Putin launched the invasion with an announcement that Russia, China, Iran and their allies were openly declaring war on the USA and its allies and that Russia will refrain from using nuclear weapons as long as the USA does as well in this war, the USA will be heavily pressured to try to stop a massive Asian invasion coming into North America via Alaska with conventional forces only. Since America has its military forces posted all over the world and doesn’t have a lot of forces defending its homeland, Russia can feel emboldened into planning such an attack.
It is my personal opinion that Russia is already planning its future invasion of North America and their massive exercise moving a huge Russian invasion force into Siberia is designed to secretly practice this future invasion. However, God has already revealed their plans in Ezekiel and the once-Christian USA would understand Russia’s attack plans if they hadn’t forgotten God and his Holy Bible. However, I also suggest you read my article, The Two Witnesses, which examines the two powerful prophets that God will send on the earth just prior to the return of Jesus Christ. If they are empowered by God before the Russian-led invasion can be carried out, the Gog-Magog invasion will be delayed. I don’t think the Gog-Magog nations will dare wage war against the modern nations of Israel or anyone else until the three and one half year ministry of the Two Witnesses concludes with their deaths (Rev. 11:7-9). However, during their ministry, the Two Witnesses will be delegated awesome Divine powers to “smite the earth with all plagues as often as they will” (Rev. 11:6). The first nations or armies that try to kill them will themselves be killed (Rev. 11:5). That will discourage anyone else from trying to challenge them or their Divine power as long as they live. I hope God sends them soon.
Let there be no doubt. Russia’s big surge of military forces into eastern Siberia fits perfectly with the prophecy in Ezekiel 38. Their war game was a preparation for the prophesied Ezekiel 38 attack.