The two links below, from an Asian media perspective, confirm that the USA has chosen to cement a long-term strategic and economic alliance with India. The first link reports that President Obama’s visit to India resulted in “billions” of dollars in US corporate deals, and that Obama declared that “the US and India are indispensable partners in the 21st century”….to counter China. Obama also greatly pleased India by openly favoring India receiving a permanent seat on the UN Security Council and admonishing Pakistan for “harboring terrorism.”

The above developments clearly indicate that the USA and India have embarked on a strategic partnership between their two nations. As I have noted in previous blog posts, it is a logical and welcome development for both nations. Pakistan was, of course, watching all this and it realizes that the American relationship with Pakistan is an “alliance” of convenience only. The USA needs Pakistan only as long as it needs routes for convoys to supply its troops in the Afghan War. When the USA finally calls it quits in Afghanistan (as it will), Pakistan will no longer be needed as an “ally.” Pakistan is, therefore,  turning to China as its new strategic ally. Given that much of Pakistan’s population is anti-American and that portions of Pakistan’s government have had long relationships with the Taliban, a strategic alliance between Pakistan and the USA was never realistic.

The second link reports that Pakistan has given all its power-plant contracts to Chinese firms with no bids allowed for other nations, that Pakistan already has about 10,000 Chinese working in Pakistan and that Pakistan is allowing China to build a large naval base on Pakistan soil on the Indian Ocean. The Chinese-Pakistani strategic alliance is already taking shape. In light of this, I personally think it is folly to continue the USA war in Afghanistan any longer. Not only is Pakistan turning hostile to the USA (making the Afghan War untenable), the USA cannot afford the mega-billions of dollars and the loss of blood to pursue a war in Central Asia that lacks any definable strategic purpose. The previous blog post reported that “the U.S. is bankrupt” according to a respected Economics Professor. Bankrupt nations have no business fighting ambiguous wars on the other side of the planet.

These developments are fully in harmony with the prophecy of Ezekiel 38. As I’ve noted in previous blog posts, Pakistan and Afghanistan (“Cushite” nations that share the Hindu Kush Mountains) are destined to be part of the Gog-Magog alliance. Cush (called “‘Ethiopia” in the KJV) is listed as an ally of Russia and China in Ezekiel 38:5. India (the “Sheba and Dedan” nation of Ezekiel 38:13) is prophesied to not be in the Gog-Magog alliance and India is moving steadily into the alliance that includes the USA, Japan, Australia and other Pacific Rim nations called the “young lions” in Ezekiel 38:13. God promised in Isaiah 41:21-26 to fulfill his prophecies, and world events confirm the nations are fulfilling the roles that God pre-planned for them in Ezekiel 38-39. God’s Divine Hand in shaping world events is obvious to those who have an understanding of Bible prophecy. More documentation of these prophesied latter-day alliances is available in my article, Japan’s Role in Biblical Prophecy.