All the events of history are directed by supernatural forces, even the smallest matters and minor incidents; “one does not bruise his finger below unless it is decreed on high.”1
This is all the more true regarding events of decisive historical importance, which are surely directed by Providence and whose every turn is interconnected with the divine.
Indeed, it is true in general that external conflict arises out of a cause more fundamental than its outward manifestations.
Conflicting views are deeper than those that are visible and apparent to the eye.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
 Hullin 7b.
 See the commentators on Daniel 10:20-21.