The War After Armageddon – A Book Or The Real World Future?

By Major Van Harl USAF Ret

The War After Armageddon
The War After Armageddon :
Major Van Harl USAF Ret
Major Van Harl USAF Ret

Wisconsin –-(  “To those who solemnly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” these were the words on the dedication page of Lt Col Ralph Peters’ book The War After Armageddon ( ) .

I did not notice the dedication until after I finished the book.

The story takes place sometime in the 2020s – 2030s with the United States fighting a war on the real estate formally known as Israel. Ten years prior the Muslim’s great jihad was unleashed on Europe. Dirty bombs were detonated in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, London and other major cities; then the Muslims living in Europe rose up to riot and kill in the streets.

Their problem was they were not as strong as they believed and the normally passive, socialist driven Europeans reverted to the good old days. They did what they do best; they started slaughtering everyone who even looked like a Muslim. The US had to step in to save European Muslims by trying to remove them and repatriate them to their former Muslim homelands.

Just like the Russian soldiers who were prisoners of war of the Germans in WW II, the returning Muslims were considered tainted by their western exposure and were not welcomed “back home.

And of course it was all the United States’ fault. We could not do anything right in the eyes of the non-Muslim world and of course we were still the great Satan to the Muslims. Then the Muslims (allegedly) light off nukes in Los Angeles and Las Vegas after they destroyed Israel. Of course the US goes to war with the same Muslins they had tried to help ten years earlier.

Enter the MOBIC, the Military Order of the Brothers in Christ. A new military unit based on Christian ideas and teaching, established in the US to fight the Muslims. But not just fight– to destroy for good the Muslim religion and the millions / billions of Muslim people.

Sort of the old adage: “kill them all in the name of Christ and let God sort it out.”

Most of the US satellites are gone and many of our high tech military toys do not work, so we are forced to fight a conventional war with forty year old hardware that was plucked out of the bone yards and rushed into battle. To put it bluntly the Christian right wing extreme takes over the government of the United States. The MOBICs are given the lead in attacking the Muslin armies, but then in their limited military trained passion to destroy, they take the most casualties. The regular US Army and Marine Corps are constantly under-supported by the now extremist Christian US government. The MOBIC general in command is a sick, twisted, narcissistic danger to the country, but he has the blessing of the press and can do no wrong in the eyes of the righteous American Christians who want blood for their blood spilled.

To be quite honest the book scared me a little. The MOBIC troops win and the US military as we know it now is disbanded. MOBIC becomes the only military the US has. The country becomes an extreme right-wing Christian controlled society. The Muslims have been eradicated or subjugated. Sort of like what the Sword of Islam wanted to do to the rest of the world.

The problem is the Americans become their own de facto Christian Jihad.

They become what they feared–only in the name of another religion. The US Constitution is changed to reflect a demanded support of an all Christian country and government. Now you must support a certain group of people and not the idea to support the Constitution against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC.

In Ralph Peters’ book the United States becomes what we fought to prevent from other countries and non-Christian religions. A president for life is voted in and re-elected on Sundays by a show of hands in church. Of course no one who is concerned with his safety will vote anything but yes.

Remember, the US is made up of predominately Northern European people who continue to pass down the ability to hate and destroy those we do not like or understand. We like to think we are different than those outside the US who kill in the name of their religion, but are we so different?

I would not even call it great entertainment, (unless being scared by a potential destructive future truth is entertaining) but Peters’ book is something you should read. If Iran nukes Israel, this could be the primer on how the world reacts.

This book is not a new release. It came out in September of 2009. Colonel Peters is a regular talking on head on the Fox News channels. In many cases he is not like most the other politically correct commentators you see TV. He tells the viewing audience we need to kill people (lots of them in some cases) outside the US in order to save our own citizens inside the borders of this country. As the current Middle East descends into more Muslim-on-Muslim violence it is only inevitable that western nations will be harmed and then sucked into this bottomless pit of on-coming death.

Peters’ book is fiction but it is just too darn close to what WILL happen in the near future. Yes it is fiction but read the book, it may not be fiction for long.

Major Van Harl USAF Ret / [email protected]

About Major Van Harl USAF Ret.:Major Van E. Harl USAF Ret., a career Police Officer in the U.S. Air Force was born in Burlington, Iowa, USA, in 1955. He was the Deputy Chief of police at two Air Force Bases and the Commander of Law Enforcement Operations at another. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry School.  A retired Colorado Ranger and currently is an Auxiliary Police Officer with the Cudahy PD in Milwaukee County, WI.  His efforts now are directed at church campus safely and security training.  He believes “evil hates organization.”  [email protected]

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Good job 🙂 Keep it going!


This is a piece of speculative fiction, The reviewer’s conviction that it is a TRUE prediction is rather ludicrous. It is plausible perhaps, but not a guaranteed future history.


How can it be a Real World Future, if it hasn’t happened yet…