The book of Daniel has one vision of Daniel's that is difficult to understand and outside of the fact that it occurs right before the tribulation we have great difficulty trying to figure it out. That is due to the fact that God commanded Daniel to hide it from our understanding and Daniel did so by removing names and titles. Only the times and events are mentioned and those only vaguely.
I however believe they are a description of the last century before the tribulation and return of Christ. this last century maybe beginning with the death of Wilhelm the Kaiser sorry France Ferdinand. Why that is so significant?.....I speculate that is because all of the worlds current animosities seem to have been played out since then, and are continuing to do so.
I bring this up now, because I have been plagued with certain anomalies to what I and most people would consider abnormal and apparent missjudgement by mankind( I am trying to be nice and this does a poor job of conveying how absolutely enraged I am, ie. I druther cuss).
Rather than try to over explain which is my cursed tendancy. I am just going to add the verses from Daniel.
Dan 11:40 And at the timeH6256 of the endH7093 shall the kingH4428 of the southH5045 pushH5055 atH5973 him: and the kingH4428 of the northH6828 shall come against him like a whirlwind,H8175 H5921 with chariots,H7393 and with horsemen,H6571 and with manyH7227 ships;H591 and he shall enterH935 into the countries,H776 and shall overflowH7857 and pass over.H5674
Dan 11:41 He shall enterH935 also into the gloriousH6643 land,H776 and manyH7227 countries shall be overthrown:H3782 but theseH428 shall escapeH4422 out of his hand,H4480 H3027 even Edom,H123 and Moab,H4124 and the chiefH7225 of the childrenH1121 of Ammon.H5983
Dan 11:42 He shall stretch forthH7971 his handH3027 also upon the countries:H776 and the landH776 of EgyptH4714 shall notH3808 escape.H1961 H6413
Dan 11:43 But he shall have powerH4910 over the treasuresH4362 of goldH2091 and of silver,H3701 and over allH3605 the precious thingsH2530 of Egypt:H4714 and the LibyansH3864 and the EthiopiansH3569 shall be at his steps.H4703
Dan 11:44 But tidingsH8052 out of the eastH4480 H4217 and out of the northH4480 H6828 shall troubleH926 him: therefore he shall go forthH3318 with greatH1419 furyH2534 to destroy,H8045 and utterly to make awayH2763 many.H7227
Dan 11:45 And he shall plantH5193 the tabernaclesH168 of his palaceH643 betweenH996 the seasH3220 in the gloriousH6643 holyH6944 mountain;H2022 yet he shall comeH935 toH5704 his end,H7093 and noneH369 shall helpH5826 him.
I believe the first two verses may very well be a description of the invasion USA. I beleve that the USA is that glorious land and I also believe that theologians in general will discount this. The litmus for this interpretation of mine will be....list please....K....
!* Invasion USA
2* Followed by a retreat from the USA and invasion of many other nations, which also apparently beat off the attack.
3* followed apparently by the salvation("broken") of this king and the supplanting of this kingom at the top of the mountain of God (effectively by decree of the man to his kingdom).
3* Revelations 8:8
Rev 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
Rev 8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
Well that is it. These are what I believe are the agreeing verses.
The summary of reasons are that the world is not reconciling it's differences and the prognosis for a one world government are slim to none and slipping away. The USA is blocking any military intervention on behalf of a one world government and eventually the; "powers that be", are going to conclude that military intervention only will be required to install a one world government and that the US must first be invaded to limit or seriously inhibit our ability to "come to the rescue". Many say the the reasons may vary; but I personally say that all of the reasons will be invoked.
The proverbial "straw that breaks" is when Africa is inundated by tremendous and epic flooding. The Powers that be may take this as opportune.
This shall be called WWIII.
footnote: The numbers in the first set of verses are just concordance reference numbers and not a code. Only insane people would try and make something out of them.