The Daily Beast: The Wall Street Journal reported this week that a budding Trumpist strategy is to try and cleave Putin away from the ayatollahs.
“If there’s a wedge to be driven between Russia and Iran, we’re willing to explore that,” one unnamed administration official told the newspaper, which also relied on a number of unnamed European and Arab officials who confirmed that this was indeed the long view coming into focus in a White House where the new tenants still sometimes confer in the dark because they haven’t yet found all the light switches. here …
Opinion: It used to be a lot easier to post from sites like the Beast. During the Obama years, progressive websites were in a position of power, virtually underwriting every move Obama made and were not quite as hostile as they are today.
Today the hatred oozes from their pages like a festering wound, but hey, once in a while, they unknowingly dance around Bible prophecy.
The Beast headline: “Trump’s a Sucker if He Thinks He Can Split Up the Putin and the Ayatollahs” kind of sets the tone of the article.
Then this: Moscow and the mullahs are deeply in bed with each other, especially in Syria. But that doesn’t mean Putin won’t play Trump along.
Moscow and the Mullahs have a role to play in Bible prophecy. Together, with hooks in the jaw (Ezekiel 38:4), they will bring Turkey and attack Israel from the north.
The alliance will be led by a Russian prince (Gog) who will bring additional Islamic allies from North Africa in a massive invasion to take Israel’s great wealth (Ezekiel 38:13).
The war of Gog and Magog will be that last war before the tribulation begins. The alliance between Russia and Iran has been ongoing since 1984 with agreement to build two new nuclear reactors at the Bushehr.
At this point we have no idea if either Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, or David Friedman (unconfirmed US Ambassador to Israel) use Bible prophecy as a guide. If they do, they will know that Russia and Iran are thick as thieves.
We will be watching for clues in the coming weeks as Trump, Netanyahu, and Friedman settle into their roles.
(For more on Gog and Magog see chapter 6 of Bible Prophecy 101 here and chapter 10 Blood Feud here.)