By Walid Shoebat
So lets examine fact from fiction as we see the daily news headlines: Benjamin Netanyahu is concerned about Russia’s substantial flow of armaments to the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that he is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week. The buildup is causing many Christians to fear: is Russia becoming a threat to Israel? After all, the military buildup of what appears to be Russia’s forward military base on the Syrian coast is viewed as a threat against Israel from the increased flow of advanced weapons into the Syrian arena and the transfer of lethal weaponry to Hezbollah and other terrorist groups. Is ‘Gog’ marching on his way as many claim?
Russia is a superpower, and when it comes to superpowers, always remember lesson number one: the competition for power between the U.S. and Russia causes unrest and power vacuums from which tyrants find opportunity.
For example, these days, Russia is reacting to what the U.S. and NATO are doing in Russia’s sphere of influence, primarily in the Ukraine and the Middle East. In other words, while the U.S. accuses Russia of meddling in the Ukraine and Syria, can anyone deny that the U.S. and NATO’s meddling in other places like Iraq, Syria, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt?
Fact is, it was America’s support for the Arab Spring that made the U.S. become the primary culprit to the mess we have. But before the mess, so many Americans supported the initiative ousting what they were told by the media as “tyrants” and “dictators”. The blind and the lame realize their foolishness only after the fact as they see the ISIS cannibals, the blood and the gore.
Lesson learned is that politicians are not only snakes, but snake-oil salesmen.
In everything we read in the headlines, the wise can spot the sales-pitch. For example, when it comes to Syria, the typical motto we are continually fed in the U.S. media is this: “Washington and its allies are bombarding ISIS positions inside Syria [hip-hip-hurray] and supporting ‘moderate’ rebel forces there [hip-hip-hurray]”.
The ignorant thinks that the U.S. government is naive exclaiming: there are no “moderate rebel forces” in Syria!
Fact is, it is these comments that are naive. The U.S. government knows that the Free Syrian Army and Ahrar-Al-Sham fighters are no “moderates,” this is only for public consumption. The wise knows that the U.S. will arm anyone, great and small, rich and poor, any small tyrant who opposes Assad, so long this small tyranny is not an obvious cannibal like ISIS, so long they can take away from Russia’s sphere of influence. This is it. The sooner one realizes this the better they can decipher fact from fiction.
Now that you understand lesson number one, lets get to lesson number two. Never forget, that when it comes to the Sunni world of the Middle East, always remember: no matter how one slices and dices any situation, what we have here are two factions: the first are nationalists like the Arab Baath, the main allies of Russia and the Islamists, the main enemies of Russia.
The first (nationalists) were the likes of Saddam Hussein, Al-Sisi and Assad whom the U.S. removed, or wants to remove. The second (Islamists) is what the U.S. wants to install. They do not do this because of their love to Islam, but because of their hatred towards Russia.
If one examines all the policies, wars, and strife, everything fits into these two principles. Many are the naive who think it is Obama, the closet Muslim. While there is some truth to this, that Obama loves Islam, but the fact is, the entire U.S. government, from democrat to republican, they supported the Mujahideen against Russia during Ronald Reagan’s era, and McCain also vehemently supported the Islamists during the Syrian fiasco. It is a fact of history: the U.S. doesn’t care if Islamists take over so long they deplete Russia’s sphere of influence.
And just to give a recent example, Carly Fiorina, just last night, at the applause of many naive had this to say:
Fact is, general Suleimani, who leads Iran’s Al-Quds forces in Iraq (whom Fiorina is complaining about), was caused and created by the U.S. involvement in Iraq where the vacuum was created for Iran to move in. Donald Trump, who wants to rebuild and heal relations with Russia warned about this. Now that this little tyrant (Suleimani) arose, and is working with Putin, Fiorina is sounding the drumbeats of war with Russia so when she becomes president, she can send American farm-boys to die on the front lines in Syria, Iraq and possibly the Ukraine, all for the sake of politicians, American blood is to be spilt on the altar of maintaining superpower status. This is indeed an insane Jezebel who has been exposed being in bed with Muslims and all who clapped for her are the naive who enjoy watching a woman-empowerment sermon. In fact, you find this type of rhetoric being taught in many Evangelical churches.
If Fiorina is truly Christian, why not support God’s bottom line? God created nationalism the moment He crushed Babel and confused the tongues to make us “different nations, tribes and tongues”.
As the ball bounces, Orthodox Russia supports the nationalists in the Middle East, while Protestant U.S. supports the Islamists.
One can argue that Russia supports Iran. Indeed. But Russia does this only because Iran is a menace to the U.S. Secondly, the U.S. is now supporting Iran too. This is done in order to thwart ISIS, the very menace they created in the first place. ISIS is not Russia’s bastard child, but America’s.
Putin doesn’t support the nationalists because he loves Arab nationalism, but because this was the old setup that was allied with Russia in the past.
But because all the accidents are caused by superpowers, the wise Christian needs to think wisely and not foolishly. Understanding the mind of God is key to the Kingdom. When it comes to God, He wanted the world under nationalistic denominations, and when it comes to the Church, Christ wanted the Church under only one denomination. Yet Protestant U.S. is reversing this, where its system creates thousands of Christian denominations, while it aids in unifying the Arab, Turkish, Persian … to one denomination under a Caliphate rule.
This is a chiseled truth, and no matter how many times God says it in the Bible, both theologically and prophetically, the naive object, while they slice and dice Scriptures and read it as if it came out of a paper shredder.
So now, lets take a look at whom many say is “the Gog of Russia” and what he is doing in Syria.
Russia interfered in Syria for the simple reason that when it comes to the U.S., Russia knows that the U.S. wants to abruptly end Assad (or anyone allied with Russia as they did in Libya). Russia planted its military because it wants to ensure Assad remains in power so that when Assad is gone, Russia wants to ensure it goes to someone like Farouk al-Shara, who will assume the role of Syria’s prime minister during the changeover period. By this, Russia keeps Syria in its sphere of influence.
Understanding all this, now you know why Russian presence on the battlefield in Syria is not there to fight against rebel forces or ISIS, they leave ISIS alone as a headache for the U.S., the Arabs and to Iran.
All what Russia is trying to do is to negotiate a power-sharing agreement to replace the government of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
So the Russians see the U.S. trying to fight ISIS, the main obstacle for the U.S., since the U.S. has to balance between its hatred for Russia and its image as a peace-keeping force. Russia knows that ISIS is a Muslim problem and not a Russia problem. As we stated, it is a problem for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf and also for Iran.
Had Protestant U.S. been wise in searching the Scriptures, it would do absolutely nothing.
So Russia is trying to avoid the messier process of what the U.S. will do which is a wholesale government change as what happened in Iraq, Libya and Egypt.
So from that perspective we need to understand Russia.
Now that I have said all this, the naive will comment “Walid is a Jesuit spy, not only for the Vatican, but also for the Kremlin”.
The tare will always be identified by his slanderous tongue. The prudent will know, that Russia is better for the suffering Church. It was the U.S. and NATO, not Russia, that caused the suffering of millions of Chaldean, Assyrian and Coptic Christians. This is an undeniable fact of history, all the while Germany, the birthplace and cradle of Protestantism is swallowing up the Muslim flood that is being issued forth from the mouth of the dragon in order to persecute the seed of the woman: Christ’s Church.
Therefore, to sustain an overseas presence, Moscow must establish a sustained logistical connection and have forces in place to defend it. The Crimean Peninsula reinforces Russia’s hold on its only warm-water base at Sevastopol on the Black Sea, and naval projection on the Black Sea gives Russia access to the Mediterranean to the ports of Latakia and Tartus on the Syrian Mediterranean coast.
And that is exactly what we see Russia doing with its military buildup in Syria. Today we see Russia establishing an air bridge by stationing Russian aerial assets —fighter jets and attack helicopters, including Russian troops in the provinces of Latakia (with Naval Academy) Tartus, Homs and Damascus (to protect Assad).
To Russia, an Alawite stronghold now depends on Russian aid, which gives Russia a physical foothold in the eastern Mediterranean and a platform to influence power plays in the Levant.
This is crucial and it puts the real threat in check: Turkey.
Turkey, the Red Dragon of Revelation 12, with its two horns, the crescent moon, whom the Woman in Revelation 12 will stomp the crescent under her feet. All this is arising from the struggle of the two main superpowers. As Syria weakens, Turkey is eyeballing not only Syria, but Egypt, Libya and Israel (Daniel 11:43).
The West thinks that countries like Syria and the Ukraine are vital to Russia as a buffer against the West. While this is true, and from a prophetic view, they are a launching pad for Russia against Muslim Turkey.
There will be a showdown between Russia and Turkey. Few focus closely on Daniel 11:44, that “news from the north” (Russia) will trouble the King of the North (Turkey). This one little verse alone brings to ruin tons of prophecy books. Had Europe been “anti-Christ,” there are no nations north of Europe, there is nothing but a vast ocean. Antichrist is “north” not “far-north” just “north enough” with someone mightier than him who is north of him: Russia. This is why the Antichrist is King of the North and he also has an enemy from the north. All this, while Protestant so-called experts are re-drawing the maps to appear that Europe is Antichrist. How so, when Europe is in the West? Ever wonder why most of the so-called prophecy students are lousy on history and geography?
Many of the foolish use outlandish maps drawn up by amateur theologians. The wise follow maps that are drawn by historians. No wise will visit a car mechanic to pull out a decayed tooth.
Given that Turkey and Russia share geography in which there are many current conflicts, which represent a direct challenge to the Russia-Turkey and even China-Turkey relationships. Such relationship like the Islamist uprisings and Syria supported by Turkey and Russia’s interests in the Tartus naval base, (its only Mediterranean proxy naval opening) or the crisis in Ukraine will put a strain on this relationship, especially after the establishments of an Islamic alliance which will contradict Russia’s and China’s interests.
In the mountainous Caucasus, Russia has already been strengthening its presence in Georgia’s breakaway territories. Orthodox Russia remains Christian Armenia’s only real patron, a developing bargain with Muslim Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh has the potential to expand Russia’s presence even more and thus reinforce a Russian buffer to the south.
We have to look at the whole Church of God all over the world, not just America. What hinders many is that they follow so-called students of “prophecy” where they think that when God speaks of persecution, that it is in America and Europe. These will never follow what they claim “to adhere to every word in Scripture” and that the “beast” is a threat to the whole church globally which will include denominations that are not culturally similar to the Evangelical’s.
Many use the Bible, not to express God’s mind, but to express old hatreds for Rome and Russia.
To these, it is hatred, that fuels their interpretations and not love as they always claim. These concoct all sorts of hatreds where Rome and Europe and Russia are Harlot, Antichrist and Gog.
This is purely evil.
These will never change.
So lets see how even these peddlers of evil will repeat history all over again. They are part of this prophetic puzzle as well.
From Lepanto, in 1571, where Protestant Calvinists joined the Ottoman Turk against the Catholic League, to now, not much has changed. History will repeat itself in order that God sifts the wheat from the tares. At Lepanto in 1571, English and German Calvinists aided the Muslim Ottomans against what they believed was the Roman Harlot. Similarly today, Protestant U.S. (England’s extension) is aiding Turkey’s cause against Syria while Protestant Germany is accepting whatever the Red Dragon, Muslim Turkey dishes to its lands with a massive flood (Revelation 12).
It was at Lepanto when Christian Europe, under the Catholic League finally defeated the Islamic Ottoman Empire in one of the most decisive victories besides the Battle of Vienna in Sept. 11-13, 1683. Protestant U.S. was quite naive, lacked in understanding history to see that connect on why 9-11 happened.
Many are the blind whom in their zeal and hatred for the Russian Orthodox and the Roman Catholic, will praise God while the Muslim praises Allah as they see Europe and Russia suffer. They will cry out “Alas, Alas, the Harlot and Gog. There hour is neigh”.
The other type of ‘blind’ are the ones who always put all blame on President Obama. Prior to Obama, even during Reagan’s era, the U.S. supported the wrong people. While the U.S. feared communist Russia more than Islam, they aided the Afghan Mujahideen against Russia. This was a major mistake similar to what the U.S. did during the Arab Spring. In Afghanistan, U.S. policy gave birth to the Taliban. But that was okay, so long Russia’s sphere of influence is depleted. The wise, knew that God will heal Russia.
It was the same blindness, hatred towards Russia’s sphere of influence that caused the evil outcome in the Arab Spring where even conservative Americans loved the idea of ousting all Russia’s allies, the Arab nationalists, Saddam, and before him, Qhaddafi of Libya and Mubarak in Egypt and now Assad in Syria.
The naive thinks that the U.S. should learn from all the mess when truth is, the mess is all intentional.
The chaos caused by the U.S. has now become the adhesive, or the pitch if you will to unite Muslims. This is what Turkey needs to rebuild its dream using sympathy for the suffering Muslim to argue for Muslims to immigrate by the millions to the Protestant parts of Europe who welcomed Muslims as they did at Lepanto.
The chaos caused by Protestant U.S. will bind all the different Muslim nationalities from iron and clay. America is the Protestant nation that gave power to the Muslim beast, breathed life into its image just as the Protestants gave tin for canons and trained the Ottomans in order to destroy the Catholic League.
But through the Almighty’s sovereign love, He will in the end cause the U.S. to return just as He did when the Protestants finally saw the light fearing their own destruction was joyful to see Catholic nations defeat the Ottomans. God will finally unite the U.S. with Russia and cause Turkey’s ziggurat to finally tumble in the end.
This is not so-near as many see, but is on the horizon. Many are running-to-and-fro writing material of a supposed U.S. collapse and a soon rapture.
Many say that American policy is failing. All this depends on whose perspective one is looking at, the government’s or the citizen?
Today we lost Iraq as we lost Egypt and Syria to Russia. How is that good foreign policy? The U.S. with its protestant makeup is reacting to old cold-war paranoia which is the primary reason we see what we see.
So the U.S. applies even more pressure. Now we have sanctions on Russia and the Russian people embrace it furthering their support of Putin. Orthodox Russians, unlike Protestant Americans, see the economic hardships as a blessing, not a curse, a refinement as gold is refined through fire. This is unlike the U.S. where Christians see a stock-market collapse as “judgments from God”. Jesus will refine through fire (persecution) and not through money (mammon) which is the key that false prophets use to gage blessings and curses.
There is much to happen before “Damascus is no more” (Isaiah 17) and is why the wise does not focus on alarmists that the “Lord will come when a certain moon appears”. The Lord comes when we see an alliance with Damascus, Egypt, Persia (Iran), Lydia (Turkey), Libya (North Africa), will come together to form a “league” (Ezekiel 30).
“Ethiopia, Put, Lud, all Arabia, Libya and the people of the land that is in league will fall with them by the sword.” (Ezekiel 30:5)
See the word “league” in the verse?
The fool, while he thinks that God focuses on the American centric false prophets of doom and gloom for America, the wise looks at every verse, while he looks at the horizon, and not only selective reading of God’s word.
I know that I will be falsely accused of being anti-America or anti Protestants.
If so, why would I write of Protestant heroes like Lord General Allenby?
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Truth is, I am for America, I predict that God will refine it through fire, and it will re-arise as a torch, a righteous nation in the end. This is unlike the doom-and-gloom who project things that harms America and work by using fear. Fear is the greatest enemy that causes cowardice. The Bible says that “cowards” will “never inherit the Kingdom” (Revelation 21:8)