Russia in the Middle East: Return of a superpower?


Prophecy Sign:  The Gog of Magog, Ezekiel prophetic war

The general consensus among most of the Dispensational , Futurist, Bible prophecy experts, is that the land of Magog noted in the Prophet Ezekiel s war prophecy, Gog of Magog, is none other that present day Russia.  A good deal of research has gone into identifying these ancient people groups recorded by Ezekiel with the lands and nations of today.  The consensus is that the Land of Magog is indeed Russia.

So as such, it should not surprise us to see the growing power base that Russia is re-establishing in the Middle-East, in particular with Syria and Iran, both sworn enemies of Israel.  These established alliances will be one of the reasons that Russia is drawn into this future war.


The word of the Lord came to me:  “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog,the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him  and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal.  I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Ezekiel 38:1-4 NIV


Russia in the Middle East: Return of a superpower?
Ironically, on many fronts, Iran now holds the key to readjusting the political playing field and establishing rules that can lead away from the deadly game being played by the US, including in Afghanistan, Iraq, with broader implications for broader nuclear disarmament, EU-US relations, but above all, for the continued role of the dollar as world reserve currency. This encourages Russia to maintain its alliance with Iran over vague (and empty) promises of US-Russian world hegemony as envisioned by the now-discredited Medvedev Atlantists in Moscow.

Russia’s relations with both Central Asia and the Middle East since the collapse of the Soviet Union have been low key. In the Middle East, it maintains relations with Palestine's Hamas, and, as a member of the so-called quartet of Middle East negotiators (along with the EU, the US and the UN), insists that Israel freeze expansion of settlements in the Occupied Territories as a condition of further talks. It appears to be trying to regain some of the goodwill that existed between the Soviet Union and Arab states, supporting the UN Goldstone Report which accused Israel of war crimes in its 2008 invasion of Gaza.

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