Mount Apo in Mindanao, Philippines
The Philippines is considering getting into a closer military arrangement with the USA:
The Philippines Weighs an Increased U.S. Military Presence30 January 2012The United States and the Philippines are discussing enhancing military ties partly in response to increasing Chinese assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region. Because the biggest threats to the Philippines’ security have long been internal, Manila has some of the weakest external defense capabilities in Southeast Asia.However, Manila will balance attempts to increase these capabilities against a potential backlash from both China, a top trading partner with increasing economic influence, and from its own people, for whom increasing the U.S. military presence remains a controversial issue.
Last summer, the President of the Philippines, indicated that he did not need to fear China (see Philippine’s President Threatens China).
While a deal with the USA may temporarily make carnal sense, in the long-run I believe that the Philippines will likely align with China, but we will see.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Islands and Bible Prophecy What’s ahead for islands? What’s ahead for the Philippines? What does the Bible prophesy about islands?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?