The Telegraph: “Russia admits it moved troops to Ukraine: Ukraine accused Russia of staging an “armed invasion” of Crimea on Friday as the ex-Soviet state’s ousted leader prepared to emerge defiant from five days of hiding after winning protection from Moscow.
Ukraine regains control of airports after ‘armed invasion: Unidentified armed men were patrolling outside of Crimea’s main airport early Friday while gunmen were also reported to have seized another airfield on the southwest of the peninsula where ethnic Russians are a majority and where pro-Moscow sentiment runs high.”
Opinion: There must be some mistake. I bet somebody forgot to tell Czar Putin that President Obama issued a grave warning: “The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.”
Czar Putin is absolutely, positively not worried about that threat.
Here’s the mind-blowing part of the headline: Crimea, the island of east Ukraine, was the ancient home of the Scythian Empire.
Here’s why that’s important: the Scythians, brutal nomadic horsemen (4 horsemen of the apocalypse perhaps), were descended from the ancient Edomite tribes that migrated from Judea (6th century BC). The Edomites moved east to Iran (Haman) and north to Ukraine (Scythians) for several centuries before succumbing to the Sarmatians during the 4th century BC to the 2nd century AD.
Now stay with me. Scythians were a part of the Assyrian Empire in the 4th century BC – Isaiah 10:5 prophesied against the Assyrian with the rod of God’s anger - strike 1
Daniel 2:31-35 prophesied the re-formation of the Roman Empire. West Ukraine became a part of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC- strike 2
Daniel 9:26 says that the final antichrist, depicted by the rider on a white horse (Revelation 6:1-2), will come from one of the nations in the old Roman Empire - strike 3
One more piece. The EU currently has 28 nations, the Union for the Mediterranean is 15 nations, which combined equals 43, not a big enough platform for the final dictator to rule from.
Almost there. Suppose the EU and UfM agree to merge after a cataclysmic war like Psalm 83. The defeated Arab nations, as well as Israel, are forced to join the UfM thereby fulfilling Daniel’s prophecy and increasing the number of nations to the Biblical #70 (as found in Genesis 10).
That would leave Russia (Magog) Iran (Persia), Turkey (Gomer) outside the revived Roman Empire, setting the stage for the war of Ezekiel 38.
Whew, I need to lie down.