The war of Ezekiel 38, still a few years down the road, will begin with the invasion and successful but short-lived occupation of Jerusalem. It will end (a few years further down the road) with the invasion of North America. That's what it looks like to me. If the Antichrist cannot have the Chosen City, then he will take the next best thing: America, which is the culmination of the "wilderness" in Revelation 12 (that started with Europe and ended with North America) and of which God said "I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime..." (This verse from 2 Samuel 7:10 appears to be speaking of America in the future--during the millenium to come.)
When in Genesis 1 God tells the man and woman he created to "replenish the earth," it is saying that there was a previous population of "man" that had inhabited this planet. People such as Zen Garcia and Chace and Queeny Cameron have said as much, and I agree with them. The people that were here before the 6th day man of Genesis 1 were the angels (to simply put it), who were under the governorship of Lucifer. Then Lucifer led them--being a third of all the angels--in rebellion against the high God (also spoken of in Revelation 12). So how long ago was this? And that's the question. Millions of years ago? 180,000 years BC? I've felt for some time now that time way back then was different than the time we experience now. And as Plato has indicated, we've had cycles of the rise and fall of civilizations--a cycle repeating itself over and over for quite some time now. (Those Classical Greeks were Israelites, so they must have had some of the knowledge of when their ancestors were in Egypt.) Hmmm.
One more thing. The Sumerian cities that we know of--being in Iraq--may not be the original cities with those names. (Note that the name "Iraq" itself is a form of "Uruk," which I've said is a variation of "Enoch," son of Cain.) Graham Hancock has suggested that the original Sumerian cities (of the antediluvian era) may currently be under the waters of the Persian Gulf.