AP News: In addition to its booming youth population, growing middle class and improving infrastructure as well as long-standing natural assets like diamonds, strategic minerals and oil, Africa is also a place where Russia can grow its interests while avoiding Western sanctions imposed over its annexation of Crimea in 2014.
While Russia is years late to Africa in comparison to China, which has invested hundreds of billions of dollars in railways, airports and other high-profile projects across the continent, it can build on what it has kept flowing for years: guns.
Russia sends more arms to Africa than any other country and the supply is rising, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
“Weapons exports to Africa facilitate Russia’s broader diplomatic efforts to cultivate military, political, and security ties and expand its influence in Africa” to compete with the United States, France, and China, senior fellow Paul Stronski wrote for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace last week.” more …
Opinion: The African component to Gog Magog:
“Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.” Ezekiel 38:5-6
- Persia is modern day Iran
- Cush (eldest son of Noah’s son Ham) is the area of Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia
- Put (Son of Ham) Libya, possibly Tunisia and Algeria
- Gomer, Beth Togarmah, Meshech, Tubal are ancient names for Turkey
- Many nations with you: possibly additional North African Islamic allies
Russian/Turkey from the north, Iran from the west, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia from the south and Libya from the east, and no nation comes to help. Imagine the headlines on that day.
“Israel Under Attack From All sides”
“The Jewish State Will Never Survive the Russian led Attack”
“Middle East Muslims Dancing In The Streets”
Then something very unexpected happens. A great earthquake of epic proportions happens in the land of Israel. Torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur fall from the sky to the amazement of the world. The invading armies turn against each other in total confusion.
It will be Israel’s most miraculous victory. They will turn to God knowing that He alone saved them without having to fire a shot. Daniel’s 70th week is about to begin and Jews from all over the world will demand a temple for atonement, and animal sacrifice will commence. Tens of thousands of Jews will make aliyah.
See more on Gog and Magog in our Bible Prophecy 101 Chapter 6 here
See more on Daniel’s 70th week here
Thanks to Carlisle for sending this article in.