In Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51, there is a prophecy of the destruction of Babylon that has never been fulfilled. For instance, in Jer. 50:9, God said he would bring a "company of great nations... against her", and in Jer. 51:2 they would be "against her round about". This did not happen in the original destruction of Babylon. She was attacked from the north and east by the Medes and Persians. This does describe how the prophets dreams and visions say the U.S. will fall. Jer.50:41 says, "Many kings shall be stirred up from the uttermost parts of the earth". This could not have been Babylon's next door neighbor the Medo-Persia Empire, but it does describe an attack on the U.S. from Russia and China and their allies. They are in "uttermost parts of the earth" from the U.S. and they have been prophesied to do this. The Babylon in Jer. 50 and 51 is apparently destroyed by nuclear weapons. Consider these statements; "As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities" (Jer.50:40)... "I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all that are round about him" (verse 32). This did not happen to ancient Babylon. "At the noise of the taking of Babylon (U.S.) the earth trembleth, and the cry is heard among the nations" (verse 46). Compare this to a nuclear war mentioned in chapter 25 in which Babylon is involved (verses 12, 31-33). "A noise shall come even to the end of the earth" ... " evil shall go forth from nation to nation (nuclear missiles), and a great tempest shall be raised up from the uttermost parts of the earth. And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried". Radiation hinders gathering the dead. Jer. 51:26 says, "And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate forever". The city of Babylon has been somewhat rebuilt by Saddam Hussein so it could not be a fulfillment of this verse. Radiation after a nuclear war may explain this verse and also Rev. 18:15 which says they "shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment" (see also verses 10 and 17). What else could destroy Babylon in "one hour, " (Rev.18:17) "suddenly" (Jer. 51:8) by fire (50:32,40)? The Babylon of Jer 51:13 "dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures" and in Rev 18:17-19 made all the shipmasters, mariners, and sailors, all that had their ships in the sea, rich through trading with her. This obviously describes the U.S. far better than ancient Babylon. The U.S. being encompassed with water makes this easy, and also for the enemy to be "against her round about" (Jer. 51:2).
I know that the U.S. army will be deaf, dumb, and blind too technologically for several reasons. One is a prophetic dream I had in which a general was receiving no communication and giving none. I was on one military base and saw a massive desertion of the military. I read the minds of military leaders who were fearful and confused. I saw leaders begging their general for orders saying, "We're being attacked. We must have orders". The general replied very anxiously, "I have received no orders; I don't know what to do". I knew that this was a large scale invasion of the U.S. I saw a group of deserters with keys in their hands looking for military vehicles that their individual key fit. I rode with one of them as he frantically tried to get to his family in the South. An invasion front blocked his path; sadly, he had to turn around. Losing our eyes in the sky (satellites) could explain how the nations could prepare for war against the U.S. without our knowledge. Losing global positioning satellites and communications satellites would severely hamper the military, especially in a war with superpowers. This could easily happen through laser weapons that that the Russians have.
Ancient Babylon's fall in 539 B.C. only partially fulfilled Jer. 50 and 51. Revelation 18 written in A.D. 96 teaches that there will be a later, end time fulfillment of that prophecy. For instance, in Jer. 50:15 and 51:58 the walls of Babylon were thrown down; and her gates were burned with fire. This did not happen in Jeremiah's day but it will in ours. You may think that the U.S. has no walls and gates. Our nuclear missiles are our walls and gates because they keep the enemy out. Many, including A.A. Allen (vision included) have seen in dreams and vision the U.S. fire its missiles during a nuclear attack. The missiles went up, turned over, and fell right back to earth killing many U.S. citizens. The walls fell in their place and the gates burned up in their place. I heard a testimony in about 1985 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A man (name forgotten) died and had an out of body experience. An angel took him above the U.S. and pointed out each state. He said such and such state 70% destroyed... such and such state 80% destroyed. As he watched, each state exploded like on "Black Flag commercials". When the angel had finished, he asked, "How could this happen?" The angel said, "The Russians have a weapon that neutralizes electricity". Without electricity our missile guidance systems would not work; and if fired, our missiles could go up and fall back upon us. More recently, one of our military leaders was being interviewed on TV. When asked the question "if the Russians attacked the U.S. how would they do it?" he replied "they would explode an E.M.P. (electro-magnetic pulse) device, which is an enriched plutonium device, over the U.S. This would scramble the flow of electrons in anything that ran on electricity (like the President's phone, missile guidance systems); then they would nuke". He said, "both the Russians and the U.S. have this device, and we almost used it in the Gulf War but decided against it". In other words, the Russians, with their missile subs equipped with E.M.P. devices and nuclear missiles, are only minutes in striking time from any place in the U.S. On December 8, 1996, Russian missile subs were discovered on our coasts, inside territorial waters, opposite our missile silos; and their attack subs were tailing our missile subs. That was a dry run to test resolve and reaction time, and now they know they can achieve a first strike. They have us vastly outnumbered in nuclear warheads and nuclear subs which they have never stopped building even though their economy is in shambles. Does all this sound like they have had a long range plan that is very important to them?
Don't expect spiritual or secular leaders to wake up to the danger. God has given them a spiritual drunkenness; a distortion of reality. They are asleep; not having their eyes open to the light of the true danger. (Jer.51:39) When they are heated, I will make their feast, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith Jehovah. (40) I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he-goats. (41) How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! ...(57) And I will make drunk her princes and her wise men, her governors and her deputies, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts. (58) Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly overthrown, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the peoples shall labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they shall be weary. In Babylon of old, the enemy did not burn the wall nor go over it or through it. They diverted the Euphrates river which ran under the wall and through the city. Then in the darkness, they marched down the river bed, entered under the wall, and took the city without a battle. This happened while the leadership was drinking themselves foolish with the so called "vessels of God's house" (Dan 5:1-4). You see Christian vessels, so called, are full of the wine (nature) of Babylon instead of the wine (nature) of Christ, and they are in agreement with the world. Our leaders and military are kept busy with the fires they have started all over the world to prepare for the greatest invasion force the world has ever known, Russia, China, Cuba, Libya, N. Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, and other Central American countries. The Bible Code says that Russia, China and the U.S. will be involved in a third world war. Russia and China just made a pact to "combat the American military strength". The B.B.C. interviewed Chinese troops practicing amphibious landings in the Formosa Straights and by their own admission they were practicing to invade the U.S.. Cuba was said to be practicing the same thing in North Korea.
J.R. Nyquist - © 2000 WorldNetDaily.com
But how will American hegemony be brought to an end?
Well, in the first place, there is this growing anti-American alliance. Also, Russia has been involved for many years in secretive military preparations, the misuse of IMF funds, along with stealing and hacking.
Consider the fact that Bill Gates made a set of keys for the Kingdom of Internet -- a kingdom that increasingly looks down on every technical subsystem in the United States. Consider the fact that Russian hackers recently raided Mr. Gates' company, Microsoft, and stole the aforesaid keys. According to sources inside Microsoft's Redmond headquarters, the Russians penetrated Microsoft's defense system and stole Windows software and security codes.
And what can be done with these security codes?
Contrary to what you might think, Russian hackers are not petty criminals. They are soldiers in a war, interested in developing a sabotage capability against American banks, communications systems, the power grid and other basic utilities. Their objective is not to get rich by stealing software. Their objective is to defeat the United States by scrambling the brains of our computer subsystems.
Now why would the Russians want to stop the motor of the world? Why would they contemplate a cyber attack on America? After all, where is the profit in bringing America to its knees? Russians inevitably want what Americans want. They want to wear blue jeans and eat burgers. They want Coca-Cola and a big American car with tail fins.
Think again, America. Don't believe everything you hear. Moscow has cleverly aimed your own capitalist preconceptions back at you. They have taken up your own slogans in order to put you to sleep. It is the ultimate form of flattery which they employ: "America is great, Russia has collapsed. Communism doesn't work".
Behind the screen provided by this flattery, Russia's leaders can openly plot against us, talking to their allies about defeating the United States. Nonetheless, as this column pointed out on Thursday, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs simply says that Russia is not our enemy. He is more worried about China, which has but a fraction of Russia's power.
Capitalism is victorious, we say. Socialism has failed and Russia wants to copy from our system. They want to copy, and they want to download off the Internet. Do not pay attention to the man behind the curtain. Any war preparations in Russia are merely the pathetic jerkings of a long dead corpse.
But a reversal is underway. According to Gen. William E. Odom, writing in the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 13, "A pseudo-Soviet normalcy is emerging in Russia as glasnost declines and perestroika gives way to new stagnation".
Yes, a pseudo-Soviet normalcy is emerging in Russia. But Odom is wrong to think this signifies a "new stagnation". No, Gen. Odom, the Russian military economy has been upgraded and modernized. To offer one example, consider the new submarine the Russians launched last week. But we are caught up in Russia's lies. We still believe that only 40 or 50 fighter-bombers are being built every year in Russia. How, then, do we analyze Russia's voracious and unexplained consumption of electricity and metals? How do we explain intelligence reports that say thousands of Russian fighter-bombers are under construction?
There is something wrong and we have to wake up. We must stop flattering ourselves with the idea that our free market system works while Russian socialism has failed.
The fact is, our economic system is no more capitalist than Russia's was communist. As Ludwig von Mises pointed out decades ago, a genuine socialist economy in Russia would have meant a reversion to the stone age. And as everyone knows, Russia put the first man in space and built the first intercontinental rockets. This is not evidence of what Mises called socialism. It is something altogether different which once tagged itself as socialist. The truth is, Russia's economy is a radically different type of capitalist economy, in which consumer production is limited so that military production can be perfected. What we have called socialism in Russia is merely a system for restricting consumption by forcibly diverting all the best brains and material into weapons.
A couple of years ago I sat next to Col. Stanislav Lunev at a party. Lunev is a high ranking GRU defector from Russia. Lunev and I were listening to a retired politician praise Reagan and Thatcher for "defeating socialism", and for saving the free market. Col. Lunev was puzzled by this. He leaned over and whispered to me: "What is he talking about?"
"I don't get it either", I replied.
"The West is a socialist paradise", Lunev continued, whispering again into my ear. "Each according to his ability, each according to his need has been realized in America. But in Russia there is true rugged individualism, with every man for himself".
Lunev's stunning reversal, where the West is Marxist and the East is following a primitive capitalist model, is not without merit. For example, most Russians grow their own food, engaging in a basic kind of capitalism that Americans do not. The state does not really take care of people in Russia. If you have ever been in a Russian hospital you would understand this perfectly. Because the state didn't really do much for the Russian people, it forced them to do things for themselves. The Russian black market, in reality, is a capitalist system unto itself. Perhaps it is more free-wheeling than anything that exists in the West.
Meanwhile, in the West, corporations which resemble giant socialist collectives have combined with the welfare state to take care of the poor, the unemployed, and the unfortunate. Therefore, it could be said with a little humor, that the West is more Marxist than the East.
Of course, we shouldn't go overboard with this. The lesson to be learned is that highly idealized categories -- like "capitalism" and "socialism" -- can be very misleading when applied to real life.
Russia's so-called "collapse" is therefore an equivocal event, poorly understood in the West. Any assumption we make about their system, based on our own ideological prejudices or stereotypes, is bound to be wrong. Even more dangerous, we should not delude ourselves about the true nature of our own system -- which has become incredibly socialistic.
The real competition between nations involves a game of power politics. To play this game you must set aside stereotypes and strive to understand what is really happening. In doing this, you must stick to facts and not theories.
In this regard, the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin are not theories. They express his intentions and the direction of his policy. During Putin's visit to Cuba, the Russian president made the following statement. He said: "Russia intends to bridge the gap between the so-called golden billion and the rest of humanity --and we will be solving this question by taking our very good ties with Cuba into account".
The "golden billion" are those who live in the developed countries -- the so-called capitalist countries. On the other side stand the global have-nots -- the "rest of humanity", as Putin calls them. The bridging of the gap between the two sides, according to Putin, means the end of America's economic and military power. He is not talking about making the poor countries rich, but instead he is talking about making the rich countries poor. His language is clearly not that of a business man. It is the language of a commanding general. Talking of America's position as the world's leading country, Putin said, "Similar attempts at world domination were made numerous times throughout the course of history ... and it is well known how they all ended".
Fidel Castro, the communist dictator of Cuba, agreed that the dominance of America and the "golden billion" had to end. It was, after all, a grave injustice to allow some people to live better than other people: " Even in the age of colonialism and slavery", said Castro, "the poor were not stolen from by the rich like this".
Recently there have been cigarette ads in Moscow. A Russian brand, named Zolotaya Yava, says it is "striking back" at America. To visualize this process, the Statue of Liberty is depicted in a Russian fur hat.
The Russians have hacked into Microsoft for a reason. They are lying about their own military capabilities and budget for a reason. Russia's president has flown to Cuba for a reason. It is time for us to set aside the stupid idea that the Cold War ever ended.
It is time to get ready for a knuckle sandwich.