Doesn't this also suggest that it's the "beginning of the end" of us too? Not that I have a problem with it, just trying to understand your interesting take here.
As it is said in Revelations: the end/destruction of Babylon will come from a millstone 'cut without the use of hands' (Dan 2:45)/ coming from the hands of an angel(coming from heaven)(Rev 18:21). This is another way of saying that it will not be by the hands and swords of man that Babylon will be destroyed, but by the word and act/will of God.
The millstone was an equipment used to crush and pulverize wheat and tares.
And the separation of the wheat and the tares and the consequent burning of the tares are said to be events to be triggered by the hands of God, not the hands of men.
This is another way of saying that when God decides it will be the end of all the Jews at once.
And all that was built by them will be reduced to dust, never to be found again(Rev 18:8, 18:21).
Centuries of wiles, conspiracies and iniquities will be reduced to dust. This is the power of the living god.
As with the Babylonians, who in one night had all their power and kingdom given to the Medes by the hand of God.
The fact that the Babylonians had the vision of the millstone is no mere coincidence, for God works with strong symbolism in his prophecies.
There are other descriptions of an end 'by the millstone':
The last horn of the Javan goat(Dan 8, 8:21), the most powerful and terrible of all(8:24), will be destroyed 'without the use of hands'(Dan 8:25), as it is said in Daniel.
The last part of the Babylonian statue will also be destroyed by a millstone 'cut without the use of hands'.
In order for us to understand these prophecies, we first need to define some names.
This is too long a topic for a single post, but I'll try to summarize it here:
The Jews we see on TV and in politics are the people the Bible calls Gog's.
As in Rev 20:8 it is said that the servants of Satan who will help him to deceive the whole world will be 'Gog and Magog'.
Gog is a name, a characteristic nickname that was given to the descendants of Gomer.
Gomer was Japheth's firstborn.
In Gen 10 it is said that Japheth had 7 children.
The first is Gomer, the second is Magog, and the fifth is Javan.
Gomer had three sons: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.
If you read any book on the history of the Khazars, you will see that they are described as descending from Ashkenaz and Togarmah.
The reason why the ancient Hebrews nicknamed them 'Gog' was because the Gomerites were adepts and servants to the cult of King Og (the last rephain/rephaite described in the bible) that was held in canaan/phoenicia.
The kingdom of King Og the giant was situated near Mount Caucasus, the same place where the Gomerites settled with their Khazar reign and continued with the same worship that Og had teach them to do.
The word Rephain/Rephaite refers to Remphan, which means Saturn.
The word Rephain is also used in ancient texts to refer to jeenies/demons/spirits.
In other words, the cult of Saturn is a cult of the devil.
This is a cult that started a long time ago, coming from Babel or even before.
Og was the last of the rephains, a race of giant/mutant Gomerites who were obsessed with spirit summoning, sodomy and cannibalism.
The main city of the kingdom of Og was Ashtaroth, and it is said that from this city came the Kabbalah and tarot(Taroth) (satanic guides and practices) that shaped all the satanic cults of the world.
And as Stephen describes in the Acts 7:43, Remphan's followers use and are obsessed with the symbol/star of saturn.
And if you ask any witch or kabbalist he will tell you that it is only possible to summon demons with the star of Remphan/saturn (the six pointed star).
David or solomon were not the creators of this satanic star.
So, on account of they being spiritual descendants of Og, being sons of Gomer (as Og was also) and having lived in his remaining kingdom and having maintained his practices, the Hebrews called the sons of Gomer who live in Ashtaroth, the Ashkenaz as "Gogs' (G.og)
As with today, where they live in America and use American names but are not Americans, note that although the Gomerites lived among the Amorites/Canaanites they were described as a different ethnicity.
As we see in the dialogue (Jer 35)between the prophet Jeremiah and the Qeny/Kenyan/Kenites(blacks), the ancient Judeans (Anatolians) accepted that other peoples lived near Jerusalem and worshiped the living god, but these other peoples were segregated.
After the end of the temple, approximately in 125 AD when the remnants of Pharisaism created the anti-Christian religion called Judaism, many of its adherents were Gomerites/Gogs (sons of Ashkenaz and Togarmah) who migrated from the Caucasus (Khazar region) to Anatolia.
So they live among the Jews, but they weren't Jews by blood (notice that the pattern always repeats itself).
So the real Jews/Judeans and early Christians called them Khazari Jews or Ashkenaz Jews.
They are the ones that Jesus describes as living in Smyrna (a city that was close to jerusalem-contantinople) who claimed to be Jews, but were liars, as they were not Jewish and were actually the synagogue of satan (saturn is the etymological root of the name satan)-Rev 2:9
The Jews used all the power bestowed on them by hell to hide this information, as these are the keys to understanding the prophecies.
In modern translations of the bible, Daniel's vision in the river, in which he sees a ram and a goat and he describes the angry goat that rages against the Persians and Medes (Aryans) as being the 'king of Greece'.
This is a lousy translation.
In ancient translations this goat is described as a nation, a nation that 'leads over Javan'.
The nation that leads Javan are the Gogs.
In the past, the Greeks did not define themselves as all Greeks, there were strict ethnic divisions.
The Macedonians with their own identity, the Albanians with theirs and so on.
The inhabitants of the island of cyprus were mostly Javanites (sons of Kittim, a son of Javan), they are described in the bible as a race of Merchants known for causing great terror in many lands. (It seems that nothing has changed, where today they are still merchants).
The Javanites rule over trade throughout the land of Tyre and Phoenicia, and they are described as being worshipers of Kronus/Saturn.
These Javanites lived among the Greeks, but they were not Greeks.
They caused a lot of terror in the land, which people say was caused by "Inhabitants of Greece", just as they say nowadays that it was the Russians who invented Bolshevism.
Many biblical passages that bear the name Javan were wrongly translated into 'Greece'.
In short, the Javanites were powerful merchants and were submissive* to the kronus/saturn/satan cult created by the Gomerites of the land of Ashtaroth(*A quick search on the goggle and you can confirm this.).
The horns of the Javan goat described by Daniel are the powers/kingdoms of the Gogs, which parallel the parts of the Babylonian statue.
Now at the end of time, as described by Daniel and Ezekiel, the last horn of the Goat Javan/Gog, which is also the last part of the Babylonian Statue, will be the most powerful of all and will have the power to destroy all the servants of God , until the day that the horn itself will be destroyed by the power of God (millstone).
But as the angel tells the apostle John, the 'waters and mountains' on which Babylon sits are many peoples and nations.(Rev 17:15)
It is these many peoples that constitute the beast of the sea.
'Beast of the sea' because it is made up of people. In prophecies, people and nations are symbolized as sea/water.
The nations of the earth and their blasphemous systems of government are the beast of the sea.
By our iniquities, sins and blasphemies we constituted a blasphemous world (a sea beast) and to judge us God allowed Babylon to sit on our heads, as seen in Rev 15:17.
And as it was said in Daniel, for us to be judged, the final part of Babylon, which is the result of the wiles of the Gogs and Javanite Merchants (the present system of international Judaism/Jewry) will have the power to fight against the saints(servants of God) and to overcome them(Rev 13:7,Dan 8:21-25).
Until the day it will be destroyed.
To sum it all up, the Javan goat symbolizes mercantilism and merchant (worldly) power over the land of Canaan (consider the world today), which began with the Javanites-Kittims of Cyprus (early Phoenicians/Carthages), the horns of this goat are the powers wielded by the Gogs, the 'beast of the sea' is our blasphemous society and the Babylonia is a system of abominations that constitute human corruption, ranging from false religions to masonry and reaching its epitome in international Judaism. All work in parallel.
The destruction of the last horn of javan will be without the 'use of hands' - as described in Dan 8:21-25, the destruction of the last part of the statue by a millstone 'cut without the use of hands' - described in Daniel 2:45, the destruction of the body of the beast (our blasphemous governments) and the destruction of the Gogs - both described in Rev 19 and Dan7:11, ALL REFER TO THE SAME EVENT.
Event that will be triggered by the seventh trumpet.
But it is written that before the sea beast is destroyed, before its end it will turn against the pr0stitute seated upon it.
So to answer your question: yes, the destruction of Babylon will also be our destruction.
And maybe we deserve it. By our iniquities we let Christ's greatest enemies seize world power and desecrate our faith.
But as it was written, after heaven and earth pass away, Christ will bring his eternal kingdom, and it will have no end.
God allowed the beast of the sea to be committing iniquities for a while, but now it's time for it to be destroyed, along with the Babylonian wh0re upon the beast.