"And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, . . ." (Rev. 18:1-2a)I have thought the millstone into the sea would be a literal asteroid hit near Jeddah-Mecca, but it is clearly a simile. It could allude to a nuclear missile strike which sends up a mushroom cloud of "smoke".
"Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. (Rev. 18:20-21)
"And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall mourn her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come." (Rev. 18:9-10)"Burning" is purosis in Greek (used twice in Rev. 18 and once in I Peter 4:12) meaning a "burning by which metals are roasted and reduced" (Thayer).
"Torment" is basanismos in Greek (only used in Revelation) meaning "to torture, a testing by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the colour of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal" (Thayer).
"And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God has put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled." (Rev. 17:16-17)I know everyone is waiting for Israel to attack Iran in an air-raid, and Israel has passed out more gas masks to its population. But I think as Syria implodes, it will sell it's chemical and nuclear missiles to Iran and Saudi Arabia. Then the Sunni confederation of nations ("beast of the sea") will pre-emptively attack Saudi Arabia ("the whore"), and then make an alliance with the Shia of Iran and Iraq (the "beast of the earth") in order to wipe out Israel.
Possibly the LORD is graciously waiting until after the Olympics in which several of the winning athletes are giving Him the glory. Come quickly King Jesus!
Here is a good video with pictures to accompany descriptions of nuclear missiles.nuclear missile video