April 11, 2019

NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is seventy years old and may have a new mission

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JD: Remind us what is NATO? How was it formed and for what purpose?

BM: Well 70 years ago in 1949 three of our World War II allies came to the United States enlisting their support in forming a new alliance to counter what at the time was a threat rising from the former Soviet Union. The organization started with three, recruited us; today of course it’s twenty-nine members. It was formed essentially to counter the blind influence of the Soviets.

JD: But this week in Washington they had a celebration. The Secretary General of NATO speaking there at the joint Houses of Congress. He met with the President of the United States Donald Trump. This was a very important week as far as NATO is concerned both in purpose and in correction as to how they must be operating.

BM: Well it certainly has been Jimmy. What’s note worthy here is whether or not NATO continues to be a viable organization. Now we’ve gone through something similar of course in the past. After the end of the Cold War in 91 NATO was kind of looking around as to what it was going to do. It joined us in 2001 of course in the war on terror. And now I think it’s going through a new metamorphosis of sorts and of course Russia is sergeant and poking its nose in all sorts of affairs to include Venezuela and Syria and else where under and above the water around the world.

One of the topics they brought up is what is NATO going to do with the Asian giant China and the threats that its posing to all the nations that are part of the alliance. So this could be a new era for NATO going forward.

JD: Colonel Bob Maginnis explaining the origins and the purpose of NATO at the time of its 70th Anniversary.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

The original purpose of NATO was to protect the European Union from Russia. With the rise of China NATO may take on additional duties of protecting the European Union and the world from China. Both Russia and China are mentioned in Bible prophecy. Russia as Magog in Ezekiel 38:2 and China as the Kings of the East in Revelation 16:12. China and Russia will be major players in the seven-year Tribulation period to come. Russia will be at the beginning of the seven-years and China at the end. The stage is being set for these two world powers in Bible prophecy.