Nuclear Gog and Magog

I read something yesterday that makes sense – horrifying sense. It matches my understanding of the geopolitics of Russia. It matches my understanding of historical Russian military doctrine. It matches sound strategic thinking when a military faces a technologically superior force. Worse, far worse, it matches exactly what I am reading in the Bible, right now.

What I’m talking about is the use of nuclear weapons when the battle of Gog and Magog occurs, and I have avoided even thinking about this – until the last few weeks. I have done everything humanly possible to avoid the idea that nuclear weapons will be used, and that millions (even billions) will die. But, recent events have forced me to look at the inevitable. Let’s take a look at that ‘something I read’.

Here’s a quote from Russia Went on War Alert Over Missile Test, an article on

“Russian military doctrine has a solution for any technological advantages enjoyed by U.S. forces: striking first,” the Lignet report said. “Indeed, the Russian military doctrine of ‘de-escalation’ calls for prevailing in and terminating a regional conflict by the early use of nuclear weapons to defeat the adversary – usually the United States, in military writings – and to cow the enemy into submission by this Russian version of ‘shock and awe,’” the report said.

That report is from the Langley Intelligence Group Network, or Lignet, and it is everything that you do NOT want to know about the future.

Yes, I know that Russia has publicly said that they have changed their military doctrine. But, only a fool would believe that. Putin is an old-style KGB officer, a warrior of the Cold War. There is no way that Putin’s Russia is going to ‘go soft’, just because America proclaims itself to be a kinder, gentler nation.

Putin understands Keith’s First Law:

Never bring a knife to a gun fight.

And, if you’re reading the One Year Bible, you would have read this, just today:

For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.Isaiah 13:10-11

What happens in a nuclear war?

Clouds of radioactive dust fill the air and obscure the stars and the moon – as well as darkening the sun.

Yes, I know that Isaiah 13 is talking about the judgment of Babylon. I got that. But, the world is judged, too. Worse, far worse, two thirds of a group of people that I care a great deal about will die, and it makes me sick to think about:

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.Zechariah 13:8

God help us all.