At a time when China and Iran are rapidly building up their military forces and Russia has begun to do so as well, the western NATO nations are heading for a time of military downsizing which will place them in a condition of growing military disadvantage to the Gog-Magog alliance of Russia, China, Iran, and their allies as prophesied in Ezekiel 38.
The first link indicates that Germany had opted for a substantial reduction in its military forces due to the need for national budget cuts to get control of excessive national debts. If Germany is opting to weaken its military, you can be sure other European NATO nations will do so as well. If Germany feels compelled to weaken its military due to budgetary reasons, how deep will the military cuts be in other NATO nations such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, etc. which face far worse budgetary problems than does Germany. The United Kingdom is almost certain to downsize its military to some extent as the new Tory/Liberal Democrat government is imposing budgetary austerity measures on that nation’s budget. Keep in mind that Germany’s military cuts are based on the current state of the Eurozone crisis. If European budget problems get even worse in the future, the military cuts by European NATO nations may be much deeper than currently planned.
The USA is NATO’s largest military force by far, but it also has severe problems. The USA has a huge military budget, but relatively little of it goes into building new weaponry. Huge amounts of money support the Iraqi War (which is unwinding) and the Afghan War (which Obama is expanding). These wars also have worn out American ground forces, worn out (or destroyed) a lot of vital military equipment, and these wars are “black holes” in the US federal budget. The US cancelled further production of the F-22, America’s best warplane, and the space shuttle fleet will soon be retired—leaving the USA without a functional manned space vehicle. It can be argued that the more the USA spends on its military budget, the weaker the US military gets due to dissipating its power and energy in two wars even as a possible third war looms with Iran.
Russia is also in the process of lulling the US military into a complacent attitude regarding Russian intentions. Russia is “stepping up training flights of nuclear-capable TU-95 Bear bombers near or through US and Canadian airspace (emphasis added),” but the US has become so accustomed to these increased Russian training flights to practice attacking North America that it doesn’t even bother to send up US warplanes to intercept them at times. This lackadaisical attitude exists even though Russian bombers are flying through US airspace? This is exactly what Russia wants to occur. By lulling the US military into a complacent attitude about Russian bomber flights heading toward the USA, they are “programming” the USA into thinking Russian bomber flights aren’t really military threats at all. Also, the TU-95 bombers are an old bomber in the Russian arsenal. That adds to American complacency.
However, God’s prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39 warn western nations that they are certain to be attacked by Russia, China, Iran and their allies at some point during the latter days of our age (if you have any doubts that we are living in this biblically-prophesied time, please read my article, Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days?, which conclusively connects biblical prophesies to modern events to show that we are living in the latter days of our age). At some point in the future, Russian bombers heading for the USA will not be on a practice mission. They will have lulled the USA into thinking that it is “just another practice mission,” but the Russian bombers will either fly on and drop nuclear bombs on selected US targets, launch cruise missiles with nuclear warheads at US targets or launch cruise missiles which will explode Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapons which will explode in the air over North America—knocking out all civilian electrical power, digital communications, automobiles and airplanes with digital components, etc. If Russia uses it old, lumbering TU-95 bombers to implement this mission, it will have the highest likelihood of lulling the US defenders into complacency. Such an attack will be just one of hundreds of simultaneous actions designed to destroy the USA’s ability to resist an invasion which is very logically prophesied to come out of the north (Ezekiel 38:15) as a massive 24/7 airlift of Russian and Chinese troops and armored vehicles pour into seized Alaskan airfields to head southward to overpower and occupy the entire continent of North America. This invading airlift will be so vast that Ezekiel 38:16 likens it to “a cloud to cover the land” when it eventually takes place. Expect Europe, Australia and all western allies to be attacked as well. I have no doubt that Russian and Chinese war planners are already planning for this invasion, but America’s war planners are clueless. To further lull the USA into a complacent coma, I wouldn’t be surprised if Russia launches a “peace initiative” to ban nuclear weapons at some point in the future.
With so much of America’s military forces deployed overseas, who will defend the American homeland when it is attacked? The NRA? Thankfully, God does prophesy in Ezekiel 39:3 that at least some of the attackers’ military weaponry will malfunction or be negated so the USA’s ability to defend itself will not be completely wiped out. God also tells modern Americans to defend themselves with their own weapons when they are attacked (Ezekiel 38:21), so God tells the western nations and their allies not to surrender, but to go on fighting until Divine intervention (i.e. the return of Jesus Christ/Yahshua) rescues them (Ezekiel 38:20-39:15). Its a good thing the US Supreme Court is issuing rulings that guarantee and protect the right of Americans to own firearms. When this Gog-Magog invasion occurs in some future year, American citizens will need all the weapons and ammo they can get their hands on.
The more the USA, Germany and other NATO nations weaken their military forces and the more complacent they get about the prophesied threats that are very real, the more they make their nations “juicier targets” and the quicker that invasion will come. The USA and western nations would be preparing to meet this prophesied attack right now if they understood how relevant the Bible’s prophesies are to our modern world. However, they have foolishly rejected God and his Word, so current odds are that they will be blindsided when this new “Pearl Harbor” attack occurs in a future year.