Those who have objected that the eschatological Israel (or Jerusalem) cannot be the Babylonian Harlot have often done so because Israel is not an economic super power, a qualification given in the book of Revelation. But that objection may no longer hold water, or should I say oil?
Israel’s Oil Weapon. Seemingly out of nowhere, geopolitics have been all but turned upside down in the Middle East, thanks to the discovery of massive energy resources in Israeli territory. As a nascent Oil Power, the Jewish State is only beginning to contemplate the new dynamics of influence available to it.
Read More: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/israels_oil_weapon.html
(h.t. Michael Coldagelli)