What is happening in the Middle East today does not fit the prophecies of the Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38, 39 war. I think that those that are thinking that one of these wars is about to play out as soon as there is some military attack by Israel or against Israel are not reading the situation correctly. That is not to say that a much wider war in the Middle East is not about to take place. I think a war this year with Syria, Hezbollah, Iran and others is all but inevitable for Israel but that war will be neither of these two biblical wars.
Syria is in civil war and many factions are fighting against each other. Hillary Clinton specifically said that Assad would be removed from power within weeks but two years later Assad is still hanging on. With support from Iran and Russia there is no telling how long Assad can stay in power. Meanwhile, advanced weapons are being moved from Iran to Hezbollah and Russian S-300 anti-aircraft defenses are being moved from Russia to Syria.
Israel will not permit these weapons transfers to take place but further airstrikes against these weapons are going to lead to a missile response from Syria and Hezbollah. Then of course there will be a further response from Israel with the distinct possibility of Israel removing Assad out of the Syrian civil war equation.
Even so, removing Assad from the civil war just makes for a much more unstable situation because most likely radical Islamists would gain control over the WMD that are in Syria and still are under Assad’s control. Israel will not allow radicals to get access to those weapons. That means in the aftermath of Assad, Israel would have to send in ground forces to secure those weapons.
I do not see Iran and Hezbollah just allowing that to happen without a major response. The war would then involve Hezbollah (Lebanon), some factions in Syria and some involvement by Iran. Hezbollah alone has about 60,000 missiles. Israel would have to invade Lebanon and Syria to stop the missile attacks on their people.
It is hard to say what Iran will do because Iran risks its nuclear program if it takes direct action against Israel and it will lose face if it does nothing. If Israel determines that it is necessary to strike Iran’s nuclear weapons program then it will almost certainly drag the US into the war because Iran would attack US forces in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere and attempt to bring about a depression in the West by disrupting the flow of Middle East oil.
The last American administrations played the fools game with Iran. Their nuclear program should have been halted more than a decade ago before Iran became a real threat to the world. Now, there will be hell to pay for a strike on Iran. The Iranian leadership used that decade where the American led world did little more than talk, to build the hardened support facilities for a world-class nuclear weapons and delivery program.
Iran may or may not have actual nukes but the plans that they have are more sinister than just building a couple of nukes so they can one day have bragging rights. They are building an underground complex that will have the capability to develop scores of nuclear weapons each year anytime they wish to start mass weapons production. In other words, Iran intends to become nothing less than a nuclear superpower.
They are so far along with this nuclear and missile project, and they have built-in so much redundancy, that they do not believe an air attack can stop their program. They may be correct. Just one of Iran’s top-secret complexes covers a hundred square miles and much of it is underground, it is not likely that any conventional air attack is going to put that site out of business. It would equate to trying to take out China’s underground nuclear facilities by conventional means. It simply is not going to happen.
The world has let Iran’s nuclear program to go on for far too long. The Western allies are not going to be able to take out Iran any quicker than we took out Germany in World War II unless we go nuclear and that capability is a last resort and is also being decimated by the Obama administration.
So let’s face it, the war against Iran is going to take a lot of troops on the ground or else we will be fighting the war again within three years and by that time they will have intercontinental missiles than can EMP us back to the 1800’s. During that time Iran and others would also be fostering terrorism all over the world.
Simply put, the world cannot allow Iran to repair and continue their nuclear development program after the airstrikes. Therefore, following any air war against Iran a massive ground war build up scenario will take place sooner or later. Then US, Israel, NATO and Middle East Sunni nations will end up fighting the Shia led by Iran and the Shia will be supported by Russia, China, North Korea and others.
The first war will be mainly an air war but the follow-up ground war to defeat Iran will become very deadly and costly because at the same time Europe will be in civil war because of all the Muslims living there. The US also will be in turmoil because of the political and economic situation here. An EMP over the US might even take the US out of the equation.
I don’t see China and Russia getting directly involved in the war with their own troops but China will use this world turmoil to extend their influence over South East Asia and Russia will use it to form a Eurasian Union on nearly the same lines of the old Soviet Union.
After that, I expect the ecumenical religious Harlot to somehow rise to help end the war and she will call the shots until the Beast rises in the area of the old Roman Empire.
It seems to me that because of the Western appeasement of Islam and Iran that there will soon be many more fallen men to honor on future Memorial days.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.