Thank you for your Godly replies. For Ezek 38 to be played wouldn’t our USA have to be totally out of the picture as I believe we would rush to Israel’s aid when this takes place?
Yes I believe that somehow the US has to be made either unwilling or incapable as far as protecting Israel is concerned. This could involve something as simple as a change in the national will, such as would likely happen if the Rapture precedes Ezekiel 38, or the threat of a major nuclear strike if the US refused to stand aside, or such an attack itself, or something we haven’t thought of yet. In any case, as long as the US was credibly committed to defending Israel, it was safe to say Ezekiel 38 wouldn’t happen.
I think our credibility has been substantially damaged over the past 5 years. We’ve made threats that we haven’t backed up with action, and we’ve made promises and then broken them. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that some of our enemies now believe we’ll do anything possible to avoid a fight, including turning our back on Israel.