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Australia’s Uranium & Ezekiel 38–39

by Diane Miltenburg

By exporting uranium to Russia and Muslim countries, Australia is now linked to the spread of nuclear technology… and possibly the nuclear weapons alluded to in Ezekiel 38–39.

Australia is currently the world’s third largest producer of uranium. With the increase of more approved mining sites, boom time for Australia’s uranium is on the horizon, and having the largest Reasonably Assured Resources (RAR) of uranium, I believe Australia’s uranium could well play a part in end-time nuclear warfare as described in Ezekiel 38 and 39.

And the word of the LORD came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer with all its troops; Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops – many peoples with you.

Ezekiel 38:1–6 (NASV)

Although national boundaries are man-made and therefore transitory, most of these ancient nations are clearly sited where modern nations exist: Meshech and Tubal are parts of modern Turkey; Elam and Persia are modern Iran; Cush is Ethiopia and parts of the Sudan; and, Put is North Africa centered on Libya.[1] Josephus and others identify Magog as Scythians, “nomadic tribes which dominated the Russian steppes from the Ukraine to China.[2] Beth-Togarmah means “house of Togarmah.” Togarmah is ascribed to an ancient tribe resident in what is now Armenia.[3] Armenia today is 95% Christian in a region otherwise almost completely Muslim.[4] With the exception of Christian Armenia, the tribes and nations listed are all Muslim majority countries today, which have olam ebah (everlasting hatred) of Israel.[5]

The Everlasting Hatred

The hatred began between Abraham’s wife Sarah and his bondwoman Hagar and extended to his two sons—the son of promise, Isaac, and the son of the bondwoman, Ishmael. Today’s descendants of Isaac are literally the world’s 18 million Jews. Ishmael’s figurative descendants are the world’s 1.7 billion Muslims, followers of a false religion that originated two and a half millennia after Abraham banished Hagar.

Chuck Missler notes that the Biblical text of Ezekiel 38–39 is consistent with the use of nuclear weapons. He points to the shaking of the earth in Ezekiel 38:19–20; the enemy’s destruction in Ezekiel 37:22–39:11; fires (consistent with nuclear power generation) for seven years in Ezekiel 39:9–10; and, decontamination instructions given in Ezekiel 39:11–16.[6]

Australia’s Uranium Resources

Australia produces both yellowcake (U3O8) and refined uranium (U). It also possesses the world’s largest known recoverable resources of uranium, some 31% of the world total. The map below shows the location of past, present and possible future Australian uranium mines.

Australia has significant known uranium resources available in 34 major deposits and prospective mines, including the high-grade Jabiluka prospect in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, which alone contains some 3% of the world’s known uranium resources. With projects at various stages in the approval process, Australian forecasts indicate a doubling of uranium production by 2030 to become the world’s second largest uranium producer.[7] With Australian uranium mining coming only second to coal, the Australian Government is looking to cater to the world’s demand. “Boom time” is on the way, and future interest in Australian uranium is promising.

The Australian-Russian Connection

Australia only exports uranium as U3O8 to countries that provide additional assurance that they will not divert Australian uranium to non-peaceful uses through an even more rigorous bilateral safeguards treaty. Despite talking tough, actions of the left-leaning Rudd and Gillard Labor governments from 2008–2013 were anything but. Indeed, they seemed to be a case study of the classic 1976 non-proliferation paper entitled, “Spreading the Bomb Without Quite Breaking the Rules.”[8] Israeli intelligence has claimed that Iran could convert U3O8 to weapons-grade uranium hexafluoride (UF6) in a matter of days.[9]

Iran’s Nuclear Program

Iran is pursuing their uranium-enrichment program. CBN News reported in November 2013 that Security Council negotiations with Iran for control over its nuclear program ended without a signed agreement.[16] Three months later, The Israel National News reported that Iranian cleric and lawmaker Mohammed Nabavian declared that Iran needs a nuclear bomb to destroy Israel. Iran would be able to build such a bomb in two weeks if it got access to 270 kilograms of 20% enriched Uranium.[17]

Nuclear proliferation is in the works. As more Islamic nations legitimately seek to exploit peaceful nuclear energy or other uses with the help of Russia and Western nations such as Australia, political instability and Muslim extremism in the Middle East become even more troubling.

Is it possible that Australia’s uranium fits into this nuclear proliferation?

Exporting Uranium to Muslim Countries

The Australian government has now started exporting uranium to Islamic countries. The United Arab Emirates is the second largest Arab economy and its official state religion is Islam. The Australian government is now exporting U3O8 to a country in which, despite it being comparatively liberal and diverse compared to other Arab countries, the mainstream Islamic practice of deceiving non-Muslims—known as taqiyya—is an allowable practice.[18]

Australia has mined and exported uranium since the early 1950s, and requires that countries must be committed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The IAEA details safeguards and international nuclear security standards, of which Australia has been a full member since 1957.

Australia attempts to ensure that its uranium is exported for peaceful purposes. The main use for uranium is fuel in nuclear power reactors for electricity generation and in the manufacture of radioisotopes for medical applications in nuclear research using neutron fluxes.

Ezekiel 38:12 tell us these countries are coming to “loot” tiny Israel. This attempt will of course fail, as God has said He will come against these nations.

Behold, He who keeps Israel, will neither slumber nor sleep.

Psalm 121:4 (NASV)

By exporting uranium to Russia and Muslim countries, Australia is now linked to the spread of nuclear technology and therefore will implicate itself in the possible production of nuclear weapons. It is highly probable that Australian uranium will be a factor in the nuclear weapons alluded to in Ezekiel.

But as God “kept” Israel in October 1917, when 800 “mad” horsemen from Australia liberated Jerusalem by charging Beersheba, He will also “keep” Israel during this time spoken of in Ezekiel 38–39. God will turn the weapons readied for Israel against their enemies. Thus saving Israel—and Australia’s uranium from being used against His people.


  1. Missler, Chuck. Ezekiel Supplementary Notes. K-House, 2008. 252–60. Print.  ↩

  2. Ibid; page 253.  ↩

  3. “Togarmah.” The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Eerdmans, 1986. Print.  ↩

  4. ATDA. About Armenia - The Religion. n.d. Armenian Tourism Development Agency (ATDA). www.armeniainfo.am/about/?section=religion.  ↩

  5. Lindsey, Hal. The Everlasting Hatred. WND, 2011. Print.  ↩

  6. Missler, page 258–9.  ↩

  7. “Uranium.” Uranium. Australian Government, 04 Oct. 2013. www.ga.gov.au/minerals/mineral-resources/uranium.html.  ↩

  8. Wohlstetter, Albert. “Spreading the Bomb Without Quite Breaking the Rules.” Foreign Policy 25. Winter, 1976–1977 (1976): 88–96, 145–179. PDF.  ↩

  9. Hibbs, Mark. “Reconverting Iran’s U3O8 to UF6.” Weblog post. Arms ControlWonk. N.p., 27 Apr. 2013.  ↩

  10. Peterson, Scott. “Russia, Iran Harden against West.” The Christian Science Monitor. N.p., 18 Oct. 2007.  ↩

  11. Norman, James. “New Risks from Australia Russia Uranium Deal.” N.p., 19 Nov. 2010.  ↩

  12. “DFAT.” Australia-Russia Nuclear. Australian Government Annual Report, n.d., Web. 31 Jan. 2014.  ↩

  13. Jan. 2014. www.abc.net.au/news/2013–09–06/russia-to-own-honey-moon-well-uranium-mine/4941128.  ↩

  14. Kimball, Daryl. “Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance.” Arms Control Association, Nov. 2013.  ↩

  15. Brezkun, Sergei. “Only Nuclear Weapons Can Guarantee Russia’s Security.” Russia Beyond the Headlines. N.p., 09 Jan. 2014. [http://rbth.ru/opinion/2014/01/09/only_nuclear_weapons_can_guarante e_russias_security_33147.html](http://rbth.ru/opinion/2014/01/09/only_nuclear_weapons_can_guarante e_russias_security_33147.html)  ↩

  16. Mitchell, Chris. “Netanyahu: Iran Will Not Get Nuclear Weapons.” N.p., 25 Nov. 2013.  ↩

  17. Dvorin, Tova. “Nuclear Bomb Necessary to Put Down Israel.” Arutz Sheva. N.p., 07 Jan. 2014.  ↩

  18. Ibrahim, Raymond. “How Taqiyya Alters Islam’s Rules of War.” Middle East Quarterly 2010, Winter 2010 ed. www.meforum.org/2538/taqiyya-islam-rules-of-war.  ↩

This article was originally published in the
May 2014 Personal Update NewsJournal.

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