Blog note: Saudi Arabia has relatively little military strength compared to the great world powers and those other countries with large manned armies. This is one reason that Saudi Arabia does not get involved in helping to defend Israel when the Gog/Magog (Russia, Turkey, Iran, et.al) coalition comes against Israel. Even though Iran is the ‘hated’ enemy of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia doesn’t stand a chance siding with Israel against the combined military forces of Russia, Turkey and Iran (plus the other smaller thug countries). Mathematically and militarily speaking, the coming onslaught against Israel is so great from the Gog/Magog alliance that no individual country would have the military resources to counter the threat.
The second powerful reason that Saudi Arabia cannot and will not come to the aid of Israel is because of their unique agreements between OPEC, oil producing countries and Russia. Recently, Saudi Arabia has made many detailed agreements with Russia concerning crude oil production. Oil is gold and rules the geo-politics of oil producing countries and oil consuming countries. Disrupting the flow of oil gold would be disastrous to all countries involved in production and consumption. Saudi Arabia can’t come against Russia in any way, shape or form because of their financial reliance on oil agreements.
Even if Saudi Arabia wanted to come to Israel’s defense, it can’t. Period. The following verses are in reference to the Gog/Magog alliance (Russia, Turkey, Iran, et.al) coming against Israel.
All that Saudi Arabia can do is to voice a political complaint or question the political motivations of Russia, in coming against Israel. The world now knows that Israel recently found one of the greatest fields on natural gas on the earth. Russia also covets natural gas (great spoil). Saudi Arabia believes that Russia has come against Israel to steal, plunder or ‘take great spoils’ of energy in the form of natural gas. Saudi Arabia questions Russia’s goals concerning this matter of coming against Israel (land of unwalled cities).
Ezekiel 38:10 Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. (Emphasis added).
13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? (Emphasis added).
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
However, Saudi Arabia does play a MAJOR role during the Tribulation by being the ‘host’ country of The Great City, The Great Whore described in the Bible’s book of Revelation (of Jesus Christ). This ‘great city’ that sits on seven mountains, sits near great sea maritime routes, has extreme wealth and luxury, and deceives the kings of the world is known as NEOM (Babylon). The Great Whore is also a leading worldwide center for the Mystery Religion of Babylon (representative of all the false religious worship of the entire world). NEOM Babylon was announced in October 2017, by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (Mbs) of Saudi Arabia. He will be the 8th King of Saudi Arabia as prophesied in Revelation 17:9-12. End of note.
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With a population of just over 28 million, Saudi Arabia offers a relatively small military presence with 256,000 personnel of which 231,000 are active military.
To maintain its presence in the Middle East the country operates 287 combat fighter aircraft, most of which have been acquired from the United States military complex. Attack helicopters and fighter jets are among the countries forces. 1,055 combat tanks and additional armored vehicles are the primary ground force mechanics for the country’s military, although they also operate towed and self-propelled artillery. The Saudi Arabia military is largely non-existent with only a few patrol craft and four corvette warships. Saudi Arabia spends $39.2 billion on defense each year.