"He will lift up a banner to the nations from afar, and will whistle to them from the end of the earth" Isaiah 5:26a.
Isaiah will show time and again how the LORD sovereignly uses all nations in history to accomplish His perfect plan. And so the destroyer of the LORD's own vineyard will be a foreign invader who will come at the LORD's express command even while being an enemy of Him themselves.
"(This is not) a quaint view of history which can or should be relegated to a museum of intellectual antiquities. It is a biblical revelation about how history has always worked and still does today." - Webb, p57.
We should read today's newspapers with such a view.