For many years I have warned that the coming European Beast power would use and develop technology that will result in the taking over of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies (though the Beast may let powers such as China take over areas like Australia/New Zealand).
Is this possible? What does the Bible teach? What has been going on that seems to confirm or deny the possibility that Europe is developing such a capability? What kinds of technology are the Europeans developing?
This article will provide some answers to these key questions. (There is also a related YouTube video titled Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.)
Before going further, it needs to be pointed out that the Bible is clear that the final Beast power will be a warring power.
The Bible discusses a warring Beast from the sea in Revelation 13:1-10. This seem leader is referred to as a type of Beast in Daniel 7, a king in Daniel 8 and 11, and a king in Isaiah 10.
Here are some scriptures about this in Isaiah:
5 "Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger
And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.
6 I will send him against an ungodly nation,
And against the people of My wrath
I will give him charge,
To seize the spoil, to take the prey,
And to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
7 Yet he does not mean so,
Nor does his heart think so;
But it is in his heart to destroy,
And cut off not a few nations.
8 For he says,
'Are not my princes altogether kings?
9 Is not Calno like Carchemish?
Is not Hamath like Arpad?
Is not Samaria like Damascus?
10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols,
Whose carved images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
11 As I have done to Samaria and her idols,
Shall I not do also to Jerusalem and her idols?'"
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Lord has performed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, "I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks." (Isaiah 10:5-12, NKJV throughout)
Notice that in verse 7 the King does not think he will be a warring power, but it is in his heart to destroy nations. Notice also:
36 Then the king shall do according to his own will: ... 38 ... he shall honor a god of fortresses (Daniel 11:36,38)
So, we see that the King/Beast is a warring power.
While modern warfare involves technology, why else would it seem from the Bible that technology may be the key to the Beast's military success?
Notice the following:
1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?" (Revelation 13:1-4)
The 'sea' the Beast rises out of is the Mediterranean Sea (cf. Joshua 9:1; 23:4; Ezekiel 47:13-16); see also Europa, the Beast, and the Book of Revelation and/or watch Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European? Notice that the military power of the Beast was something that the world will marvel, be astonished about. Why? Because no one really thought that the European Beast power had the military ability to do what it did.
The King in Isaiah 10 and the Beast of the sea in Revelation 13 is referred to as the King of the North in Daniel 11.
What will he do? Notice the following that the King of the North does:
39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain. (Daniel 11:39)
Notice that the King was able to defeat defeat the 'strongest fortresses.' That is, the King was able to defeat what was considered to be the most powerful military force in the world. Isn't it the U.S.A. that is the land with the strongest fortresses in the 21st century?
The world will marvel because it did not believe that U.S.A. along with its Anglo-Saxon allies could be defeated (see also Anglo - America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel).
This King of the North will also make a deal with another, called the King of the South, which will not last:
27 Both these kings' hearts shall be bent on evil, and they shall speak lies at the same table; but it shall not prosper, for the end will still be at the appointed time. (Daniel 11:27)
This deal may involve the destruction of the USA and its allies as discussed in Psalm 83:
3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
4 They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."
5 For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot. (Psalms 83:3-8)
The Assyrians, who join with the peoples who currently are in Islamic lands, are led by the King of the North. I believe the above deal will involve the use of terrorism and not exclusively employ the latest in technology. But that, combined with troops perhaps from Mexico and something under the guise of a NATO exercise will throw the USA off and set it up for the type of sudden destruction the Bible warns of (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
Yet, after the destruction of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies, the kings of the North and South will turn against each other.
40 "At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. 41 He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. 44 But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. (Daniel 11:40-44)
It would seem to need to be something like technology otherwise, the apparently Islamic King of the South (Daniel 11:40-43) would not so emboldened as to push against the King of the North.
Europe has been working on all kinds of technology. Technology would seem to be the key to a powerful European military, as well as likely its future economic dominance.
The Europeans have plans for technology and plans to benefit from it. Here is some information:
The European Commission’s 2012 policy Communication on the European Research Area (ERA) should lead to a significant improvement in Europe’s research performance to promote growth and job creation. The measures in the Communication will have to be implemented by EU Member States, the Commission and Research Organisations to ensure the completion of ERA by 2014 as called for by the European Council.
To complete ERA and maximise the return on research investment, Europe must increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its public research system. This requires more cooperation so that the brightest minds work together to make greater impact on grand challenges (e.g. demographic-ageing, energy security, mobility, environmental degradation), and to avoid unnecessary duplication of research and infrastructure investment at national level. http://ec.europa.eu/research/era/era_communication_en.htm
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 20 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Welcome_to_ESA/What_is_ESA
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union2, a Europe 20203 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.
Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules. It will combine all research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development4, the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP5) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT6)…
Horizon 2020 will tackle societal challenges by helping to bridge the gap between research and the market by, for example, helping innovative enterprise to develop their technological breakthroughs into viable products with real commercial potential. http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=h2020
Europe is planning on improving its economy and position in the world via technology and research. It is hoping to have all the pieces together by 2020. And despite its flaws, for a short time, the European power will dominate the world per Revelation 13, 17, and 18.
Europe has long wanted to break itself from dependency upon USA technology. Notice the following related to the Snowden leaks and other espionage issues that was reported:
While German politicians may be “utilizing” the spying scandals, their concerns betray long-standing attempts to free Europe from dependency on U.S. technology, said Jan Techau, who heads the Brussels office of the Carnegie Endowment. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-10/german-drone-upgrade-feels-heat-of-u-s-spying-dispute.html
Europe is moving forward with its plans, and yes, items such as the spying scandals are part of this (see also The Snowden Leaks are Leading to the Destruction of the USA).
Notice also the following:
January 21, 2016
DAVOS, Switzerland—Tensions are rising between governments and big U.S. technology companies over widening surveillance demands, part of a broader debate over how to reconcile online privacy with the fight against terrorism. …
Governments, particularly in Europe, want U.S. tech firms to turn over more information to them directly. http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-tech-companies-bring-encryption-battle-to-davos-1453320950
The Bible shows that Europe will have control over buying and selling (Revelation 13) and trade (Revelation 18) and that will take technology. Technology that it is working on getting.
Notice what Germany's Angela Merkel stated on July 2, 2016:
In her weekly video podcast on Saturday, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe should become the most "competitive and knowledge-based continent in the world." http://www.dw.com/en/restore-eu-trust-with-pragmatism-urges-germanys-sch%C3%A4uble/a-19374908
She basically has concluded that Europe must dominate technology.
There are more technological projects in Europe that have military potential than this article will list.
But there are several. Such as Galileo, cables, super colliders, rockets, and ELI.
Europe is in the process of Europe reducing its dependence on USA communication's technologies, while increasing the USA's dependence upon Europe. A major way is with its Galileo program. Galileo is Europe’s answer to the USA’s Global Positioning System (GPS). It is expected to be more accurate and to cover more area of the planet (though it would not surprise me that area coverage could be reduced for budgetary concerns) than GPS. Galileo represents a new era in the sense that it is a major EU project that improves on what the USA has and shows that the Europeans have the potential to become a modern military power (though Galileo is only one of the needed pieces).
Europe developed its Galileo system to break its dependence on the USA (see EU, UK, US, Asia, & Galileo) and it was specifically funded because of its military potential (see EU Approves Galileo For Military Use).
It needs to be understood that military planners in the USA initially did not want the Europeans to develop their Galileo GPS as that was considered to be a potential military threat as BBC reported years ago:
BBC Jan 7, 2010… Galileo should have been operational by now but the project has run into myriad technical, commercial and political obstacles, including early objections from the Americans who thought a rival system to GPS might be used to attack its armed forces. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8442090.stm
Now, instead, the USA and UK are ignoring this and have decided to rely on the European-controlled upcoming Galileo system for part of their military defense. This is dangerous, overlooks the lessons of history, and ignores the warnings in the Bible.
Europe’s Galileo navigational system is moving ahead:
Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, today announced that it had released its Teseo II single-chip satellite-tracking IC to the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC) for testing for eCall approval. The testing campaign is coordinated by the European GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Agency (GSA) as part of its effort to accelerate Galileo adoption. http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140213-912353.html
China, Russia, Japan, India and the European Union are each working on their own satellite systems to identify the locations of mobile devices on the ground. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-14/world-superpowers-are-in-a-space-race-to-build-the-best-gps.html
Euro GPS Galileo gets ready for nuclear missile use…
France has never been pleased with the idea that its fully independent nuclear deterrent needs US help to make accurate counter-force type strikes.
Thus some people do tend to suggest that for most users Galileo is pretty much a nice-to-have, strictly optional thing. Only for the French military (or other non-US-aligned EU forces) is it truly desirable. The German CEO of one of the firms building it rashly said as much to US diplomats a while ago.
So we can see that encrypted Galileo is mainly about French nuclear missiles (or other EU military kit)http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/10/euro_gps_alternative_galileos_passes_spook_test/
Meanwhile, doubts persist in several quarters about Galileo’s touted economic model. Security concerns regarding China’s early involvement, and its potential Beidou-2/Compass projects, have been equally persistent, and there is good reason to expect that the constellation has a military purpose. On a European political and contractual level, however, Galileo is now irreversible. https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/galileo-gps-project-faces-uncertain-future-03312/
Europe’s fledgling satellite-navigation system has achieved a crucial milestone, showing that it’s capable of pinpointing locations around the globe.
The four satellites that currently comprise the Galileo satellite constellation — Europe’s version of the United States’ GPS system— have passed a key test called In-Orbit Validation (IOV), European Space Agency officials announced Monday (Feb. 10)…
The four Galileo satellites— which launched in 2011 and 2012 — performed well during the tests, achieving an average positioning accuracy of 26 feet (8 meters) in the horizontal direction and 30 feet (9 m) in the vertical 95 percent of the time, officials said. The system’s average timing accuracy was 10 billionths of a second.
Those numbers should get better as more satellites come online. ESA plans to launch six more Galileo spacecraft during 2014, potentially allowing the constellation to start providing its initial services by the end of this year, ESA officials said. The Galileo satellite navigation network will eventually consist of 30 satellites. http://www.space.com/24652-europe-gps-satellites-galileo-system.html
Europe’s Galileo satellite program continues to advance, despite some occasional delays. Europe declared years ago that Galileo was needed for military purposes and that is why it received funding at a critical stage of its development. The USA itself announced that it will depend on Galileo for part of its own military defense.
Years ago I warned that this (see USA GPS and EU Galileo linking was expected), was dangerous, and remains so. But I expected it, and so warned about it in 2009. Notice that page 85 of my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect states the following:
In 2013, the Europeans are planning on having their own global positioning system (GPS), called Galileo, available for military applications. This will allow the Europeans to track the world and attack others without relying on the U.S.A.’s GPS. This will be the first time in the 21st century that Europeans will be able to have that type of independent military capability.
Furthermore, according to a 2009 report from the U.S. government, the U.S. Air Force may have to start relying on the European Galileo system (at least to a degree) beginning in 2013, as the U.S. GPS capabilities are expected to deteriorate by then (other problems are also appearing in the newer U.S. satellites). Because the Europeans will be able to control Galileo, they will also likely be capable of derailing certain sophisticated U.S. military applications. This will give the Europeans a unique defensive (as well as offensive) capability that no others on the planet will have.
When I wrote that in May of 2009, the U.S. Air Force denied that there was such a problem. Galileo was partially operational in 2013 and is getting more operational as it moves forward.
The time will likely be here is a relatively few years where the USA will not have the lead in this type of technology. And while some believe that the USA will overcome this, the reality is that the Europeans may decide to take advantage of their lead once they have it.
Linking up with Galileo (which the USA has publicly stated that it will do; see USA GPS and EU Galileo linking was expected) specifically puts the USA at major risk of not being able to launch an effective counter-strike if the EU attacks the USA. Do Americans not remember that the wars in Kuwait and Iraq were waged first by the USA having vastly superior air/space systems? And now the USA’s financial mess is leading the USA to rely on other nations for part of this capability. The world is changing and the USA is losing its vast military supremacy. And top powers that lose their military supremacy have historically been taken over by others. Yes, this satellite matter is that serious.
Galileo continues to move forward:
17 November 2016
An Ariane 5 rocket has launched four additional Galileo satellites, accelerating deployment of the new satellite navigation system. ...
This mission brings the Galileo system to 18 satellites.
The satellites already in orbit will allow the European Commission to declare the start of initial services, expected towards year’s end.
The previous 14 satellites were launched two at a time using the Soyuz–Fregat rocket. ...
“Now that we can rely on the powerful Ariane 5, we can anticipate the quicker completion of Galileo deployment, permitting the system to enter full operation,” remarked Paul Verhoef, ESA’s Director for the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities.
Two additional Ariane 5 launches are scheduled in 2017 and 2018. The full system of 24 satellites plus spares is expected to be in place by 2020. (Launch of new Galileo navigation quartet. European Space Agency, November 17, 2016 http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/Galileo/Launching_Galileo/Launch_of_new_Galileo_navigation_quartet)
And the USA expects to be partially be using it:
November 30, 2016
Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Oklahoma, could also be a voice for GPS. ...
He proposed the American Space Renaissance Act (HR 4945), which includes a forward-looking mandate for GNSS.
Under Section 103 of the bill, DoD would be required to report on its strategy to “best leverage” signals from other systems including Galileo and commercial PNT systems “that use commercial satellite constellations.”
That strategy is to include at least these three elements:
- issues associated with monitoring and verification of the accuracy, integrity, availability, and security of foreign and commercial positioning, aviation, and timing signals
- mechanisms for timely notification to military users of the current and projected reliability of such foreign and commercial systems
- methods for sharing information across the Global Positioning System, the Galileo system, and other positioning, navigation, and timing systems to improve the interoperability and effectiveness of the systems for military users.
The mention of commercial systems in the context of PNT services brings to mind eLoran, which has been discussed as a public private partnership, and a PNT service now being offered by Iridium and Satelles. At least one other private sector PNT service with a space component is under discussion.
The commercial element Bridenstine included in his legislation is particularly interesting in light of the incoming administration’s emphasis on supporting domestic, commercial space capability. (How Will GNSS Fare Under a Trump Administration? Washington View • November/December 2016. Copyright © 2016 Gibbons Media & Research LLC. http://www.insidegnss.com/node/5247)
The USA appears to be looking for commercial advantages and seems not to see the military risk Europe's Galileo poses to it.
Galileo, and the partial apparent USA dependence upon it, gives the Europeans a unique type of military power. This is something all should be concerned about.
The power in Europe is starting to rise up. And yes, ultimately, I believe that Galileo (or similar technology) will be used to as part of an attack on American (USA and possibly Canadian) forces (and probably also the UK), as well as to help prevent counter-strikes.
It is not just Galileo that is assisting Europe. Because of the Snowden leaks (see The Snowden Leaks are Leading to the Destruction of the USA), the Europeans are developing alternative communication's abilities to prevent USA espionage:
Merkel, Hollande to discuss European communication network avoiding U.S.Reuters - Feb 15, 2014
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would talk to French President Francois Hollande about building up a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States.
Merkel, who visits France on Wednesday, has been pushing for greater data protection in Europe following reports last year about mass surveillance in Germany and elsewhere by the U.S. National Security Agency. Even Merkel’s cell phone was reportedly monitored by American spies…
“We’ve got to do more for data protection in Europe, there’s no doubt about it,” Merkel said on Saturday.
Germany has been pushing, so far in vain, for a ‘no-spy’ agreement with Washington. http://news.yahoo.com/merkel-hollande-discuss-possible-european-communication-network-avoids-135711921–sector.html;_ylt=Aifv_RnFOxmHWgcdgTzAhhXQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBsaGVqY3E0BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHNlYwNzcg–
25 February 2014
Brazil and the European Union have agreed to deploy an undersea communications cable linking the Portuguese capital of Lisbon to the city of Fortaleza in Brazil. The project seeks to reduce Brazil’s reliance on the US after Washington spied on Brasilia, Reuters reports, citing Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The statement was made at a summit in Brussels. Rousseff said the USD 185 million cable project was central to "guarantee the neutrality" of the internet.
"We have to respect privacy, human rights and the sovereignty of nations. We don't want businesses to be spied upon," Rousseff said...Brazil relies on US undersea cables to carry almost all of its communications to Europe. https://news.google.com/news/search?hl=en&ned=us&q=Brasilia+cable
Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, has seized on Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel's call for a Europe-based internet system in order to strengthen her own case for a new submarine internet cable to connect Brazil and Europe.
“I welcome the fact that Merkel has suggested this,” Rousseff said during a trip to Brussels today (24 February) for the annual EU-Brazil summit. She continued: “We have similar concerns, especially when we are talking about communications across oceans, which is why we attach so much importance to cables under the sea... They have to be protected from the Brazilian and the EU side.”
Merkel said on 15 February, ahead of a meeting with French President François Hollande, that Germany and France would “talk with European providers that offer security for our citizens, so that one shouldn't have to send emails and other information across the Atlantic. Rather, one could build up a communication network inside Europe.”
Data protection has become one of the dominant subjects of EU-level politics and policymaking since revelations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been scooping up vast amounts of data about individuals as well as spying on leading national politicians (including Merkel) and on EU buildings. Rousseff's response to the secret documents released by the whistleblower Edward Snowden... http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/2014/february/brazil-and-eu-push-internet-link/79806.aspx
Brazil, Europe plan undersea cable to skirt U.S. spyingBrazil and the European Union agreed on Monday to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the United States after Washington spied on Brasilia...U.S. President Barack Obama has since banned spying on the leaders of close allies, but trust has been damaged...The cable agreement marks rare progress for Rousseff in her ties with the European Union, the top foreign investor in Brazil...http://news.yahoo.com/brazil-presses-eu-undersea-cable-skirt-u-links-115123537--finance.html;_ylt=AwrTWfz.cAtT4nwACq3QtDMD
So, despite assurances about limits to spying on leaders personally by USA President Obama, Brazil and the European Union are taking a major step to reduce USA espionage. This, of course, will weaken the USA as it has been able to spy on all calls from Brazil over to Europe in the past.
The Europeans are making moves that will end up hurting the USA.
If Europeans were truly close friends of the USA, would the USA spy on them as much and would the Europeans take so many steps to become independent of the USA?
Of course not. Yet, most are unaware of how serious this is becoming.
Notice also the following:
December 8, 2014
PARIS—U.S. businesses are building more computing data centers in the European Union ahead of new data-protection rules, an E.U. official said Monday, citing new data.
“We already see a substantial increase of foreign-direct investment in digital technologies in storage centers, data centers, processing,” said Paul Nemitz, a director in the European Commission’s Justice Unit, speaking at a data-protection forum organized by France’s data-protection watchdog. ...
The push for data centers on European soil provides a glimpse at how global tech companies are adapting to the commercial and legal fallout from revelations of widespread U.S. government surveillance.
The companies say their plans stem from the need for more capacity as Internet users consume growing amounts data—not geopolitics. Some technology lawyers in Europe say that both factors are at play, however.
“This is proof to us that, in anticipation of Europe becoming a trust center for data, big global corporations, in particular from the United states, are investing in Europe,” Mr. Nemitz said.
Any data showing that U.S. companies are stepping up the construction of data centers in Europe emphasizes how much the technology landscape has shifted in the year and a half since former U.S. National Security Agency Edward Snowden leaked information about large scale data collection via U.S. companies and data based in the U.S. ...
“Just as Switzerland has attracted money, with a trusted framework, Europe will be able to attract data, data processing, data centers,” Mr. Nemitz said. “The path toward trust through high levels of protection is good for the economy, good for growth and employment.” http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/12/08/e-u-sees-u-s-firms-building-more-data-centers-in-europe/
The Beast power would expect to have a lot of data centers, and the USA has inadvertently accelerated that already (see also The Snowden Leaks are Leading to the Destruction of the USA).
Furthermore, Airbus, another European entity, is planning on being involved with telecommunications:
June 15, 2015
European aerospace giant, Airbus, has been contracted to build the world's largest satellite constellation.
The company will produce 900 spacecraft for OneWeb, a British Channel Islands-registered concern that aims to broaden internet access to the underserved.
More than 600 satellites will initially be launched, with the rest held as spares.
The deal was announced at the Paris Airshow.
The multi-billion-dollar OneWeb constellation will dwarf any previous commercial network in the sky by a factor of 10. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33136362
The world is changing. European satellites are expected to be used by the Beast power.
Speaking of Airbus, it also is developing a lot of technology:
August 4, 2015
Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic plane...
The European planemaker’s proposal would slash the journey time from Paris to Tokyo to under three hours, from 12 hours. ...
The concept comes as commercial space companies such as Virgin Galactic pursue plans for low-level space flights. ...
“Airbus Group and its divisions apply for hundreds of patents every year in order to protect intellectual property,” a spokesman said. http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/airbus-wins-patent-for-hypersonic-plane-1.2306596
European technology is increasing.
Germany has made progress in its development of fusion power:
December 10, 2015
On Thursday, the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics fired up a monster machine that it hopes will change the world.
The machine is called the Wendelstein 7-X, or W7-X for short. It's a type of nuclear-fusion machine called a stellarator and is the largest, most sophisticated of its kind.
Nuclear fusion could prove to be a clean, inexhaustible energy source. But humans are still a ways from successfully building a reactor that could power a small town, let alone entire cities. But now, we're one step closer. ...
Only a handful of stellarators have been attempted, and even fewer have been completed.
By comparison, the more popular cousin to the stellarator, the tokamak, is in wider use. Over three dozen tokamaks are operational around the world, and more than 200 have been built throughout history. These machines are easier to construct and, in the past, have performed better as a nuclear reactor than stellarators.
But tokamaks have a major flaw that W7-X is reportedly immune to, suggesting that Germany's latest monster machine could be a game changer. ...
Because of the stellarators' design, experts suspect it could sustain a plasma for at least 30 minutes at a time, which is significantly longer than any tokamak. The French tokamak Tore Supra holds the record: Six minutes 30 seconds.
If W7-X succeeds, it could turn the nuclear-fusion community on its head and launch stellarators into the limelight. http://www.businessinsider.com/germany-turned-on-its-monster-stellarator-2015-10
December 11, 2015
A German nuclear fusion experiment has produced a special super-hot gas which scientists hope will eventually lead to clean, cheap energy.
The helium plasma - a cloud of loose, charged particles - lasted just a tenth of a second and was about one million degrees Celsius.
It was hailed as a breakthrough for the Max Planck Institute's stellarator - a chamber whose design differs from the tokamak fusion devices used elsewhere.
The Sun's energy is created by fusion.
Physicists are in a worldwide race to create stable fusion devices that could not only mimic the Sun but release abundant energy, without the volumes of toxic waste generated by nuclear fission - the splitting of the atom. ...
The stellarator's plasma was created on Thursday using a microwave laser, a complex combination of magnets and just 10mg of helium. The Max Planck Institute calls its machine Wendelstein 7-X.
The project began nine years ago and has cost 1bn euros (£720m; $1.1bn) so far.
The EU's main nuclear fusion project is called Iter, at Cadarache, in the south of France. But it will not be fired up until the 2020s. It is controversial, having already cost more than €10bn.
Iter will be a tokamak device - the word comes from Russian, meaning a ring-shaped magnetic chamber.
Scientists have been working on nuclear fusion for more than 50 years but the extreme temperatures involved and the difficulty of controlling plasmas mean progress is slow. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35074848
This project could greatly assist Europe and reduce its dependency of Islamic sources for fuel. It also has massive military potential.
Germany used deuterium in WWII when it was trying to develop its own atomic weapons. The USA, with the help of German-born scientists, was able to do this first. But for WWIII, the Germans seem to be ahead (see also World War III: Steps in Progress).
While many act like Europe is just lying around with no military deterrent, the reality is that even if the USA took no further steps, Europe has direct access to American nuclear weapons.
Notice something from Time:
Is Italy capable of delivering a thermonuclear strike? Could the Belgians and the Dutch drop hydrogen bombs on enemy targets? And what about Germany — a country where fear of atomkraft is so great that the last government opposed all civilian nuclear power? Germany's air force couldn't possibly be training to deliver bombs 13 times more powerful than the one that destroyed Hiroshima, could it?
It is Europe's dirty secret that the list of nuclear-capable countries extends beyond those that have built their own weapons — Britain, France and Russia. The truth is that Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands store nuclear bombs on their air-force bases and have planes capable of delivering them. There are an estimated 200 B-61 thermonuclear-gravity bombs scattered across these four countries. Under a NATO agreement struck during the Cold War, the bombs, which are owned by the U.S., can be transferred to the control of a host nation's air force in time of conflict. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dutch, Belgian, Italian and German pilots remain ready to engage in nuclear war. (Harrall E. What to Do About Europe's Secret Nukes . Time, January 4, 2010. http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1943799,00.html, viewed 05/09/14)
But that is not all. The amount is apparently even higher:
The US has supplied some 480 B61 thermonuclear bombs to five so-called “non-nuclear states”, including Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey. Casually disregarded by the Vienna based UN Nuclear Watchdog (IAEA), the US has actively contributed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons in Western Europe...
Among the five “undeclared nuclear states”, “Germany remains the most heavily nuclearized country with three nuclear bases (two of which are fully operational) and may store as many as 150 [B61 bunker buster ] bombs” (Ibid). In accordance with “NATO strike plans” (mentioned above) these tactical nuclear weapons are also targeted at the Middle East.
While Germany is not categorized officially as a nuclear power, it produces nuclear warheads for the French Navy. It stockpiles nuclear warheads (made in America) and it has the capabilities of delivering nuclear weapons. Moreover, The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company – EADS , a Franco-German-Spanish joint venture, controlled by Deutsche Aerospace and the powerful Daimler Group is Europe’s second largest military producer, supplying France’s M51 nuclear missile.
Germany imports and deploys nuclear weapons from the US. It also produces nuclear warheads which are exported to France. Yet it is classified as a non-nuclear state. (Chassudovsky M. Belgium or Iran, Where’s The Nuclear Threat? Europe’s Five “Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States” Are Turkey, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy Nuclear Powers? Global Research, February 12, 2010, updated March 21, 2013. http://www.globalresearch.ca/europe-s-five-undeclared-nuclear-weapons-states/17550 viewed 05/11/14)
Here is a more recent report about them:
15 August 2016
Business Insider previously reported on power being cut to Turkey's Incirlik Air Base during the failed July 15 coup and the situation of some 50 B61 nuclear bombs there, but a new report from the Congressional Research Service shows that Congress was also briefed on the matter.
The brief may be the most official confirmation of the location of the bombs on record, and it goes into detail on why and how the bombs are stored.
Essentially, the presence of nuclear weapons at Incirlik owes to Cold War tensions and postures between the US and the former Soviet Union. The report asserts that nuclear weapons were stored in Europe, Japan, South Korea, and elsewhere, with a total of about 200 nuclear bombs in Europe. http://www.businessinsider.com/congress-briefing-nuclear-weapons-at-incirlik-air-base-2016-8?r=US&IR=T&IR=T
So, there seem to be about 200 nuclear bombs in Europe that the USA has apparently placed under European control. Presumably, this does not include France's arsenal as those are not USA nuclear bombs.
Furthermore, the USA is upgrading the technology for those weapons:
13 August 2016
The German air force is preparing to adapt some of its Tornado warplanes to carry more up-to-date US atom bombs in light of plans by Washington to modernize its nuclear arsenal in Germany, a media report said on Saturday.
German newsmagazine "Spiegel" reported that US President Barack Obama had approved the last phase of development for a new atom-bomb model, B61-12, that is to go into full-scale production from 2020.
Washington then intended to station some of the modernized weapons at the Büchel airbase (above photo) in Germany's western Eifel region, the report said.
Cold War legacy
Experts estimate that some 10 to 20 nuclear warheads from the Cold War period are currently stored in Büchel, with German Tornado warplanes standing by to carry them if it is deemed necessary. http://www.dw.com/en/usa-wants-more-modern-nuclear-bombs-in-germany-report/a-19472138
The reality is that if Europe chooses to turn against the USA, it has the nuclear ability to do so pretty much any time.
While some will correctly point out that the USA has a massive military advantage over Europe, the USA’s overconfidence, combined with its excessive sharing of military technology with Europe is also putting it at risk. Notice the following:
February 13, 2014
Scientists achieve nuclear fusion with giant laser
Computerworld – Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Wednesday said they’ve achieved a first: A nuclear fusion system has produced more energy than it initially absorbed…
The research, published in the peer reviewed journal Nature, involved a petawatt power laser used to try to ignite fusion plasma fuel in a confined space. Each pulse of the laser, which delivered peak power of 1,000,000,000,000,000 watts, lasted less than 30 femtoseconds, or 0.00000000000003 seconds.
The laser squeezes hydrogen atoms together producing helium atoms, and in the process a massive amount of energy is released. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246307/Scientists_achieve_nuclear_fusion_with_giant_laser
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has awarded two subcontracts for the High Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), being built for the European Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines science facility in the Czech Republic. The contracts were awarded to Femtolasers Produktions (Vienna, Austria) and Lasertel (Tuscon, AZ)…
The ELI Beamlines facility represents an investment of approximately $350 million from the European Union and Czech Republic. It forms part of the pan-European ELI project, and is being designed to advance the state-of-the-art for high power lasers, allowing international scientific research in medical imaging, particle acceleration, biophysics, chemistry, and quantum physics. http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/2014/02/llnl-awards-contracts-for-the-petawatt-laser-system-for-the-eli-beamlines-facility.html
On the surface, this shows that the USA is still developing potentially important energy and military technology. But notice that this is tied in with a facility in the Czech Republic, as well as a contractor in Austria. The Europeans have a laser project called ELI that seems to partially have the intended capability to be a major space weapon (see also European technology advances, while USA disses EU to Ukraine)–and while laser nuclear fusion in the news item above is supposed to be about energy production, it may not need to be limited to that.
“With ELI, we enter a new era, pioneering the use of structural funds for an international research infrastructure,” says Wolfgang Sandner, who heads a consortium set up by the three countries and Italy to manage ELI.
As the ELI trio takes the stage, a fourth ELI project waits in the wings: a facility for relativistic physics, underpinned by an even mightier laser that would reach 200 petawatts of power. This titan’s beam would be strong enough to distort empty space — enabling researchers to test the idea that a vacuum can behave like a crystal and bend light. The powerful beam could probe the nature of virtual particles as they pop in and out of the void and search for radiation that is thought to be given off by an object accelerating through a vacuum. http://www.nature.com/news/europe-sets-sights-on-lasers-1.13551
The main goal of ELI is to create the latest laser equipment in the world. There will be accomplished and implemented research projects covering the interaction of light with matter at intensity being 10 times higher than currently achievable values. ELI will provide ultra-short laser pulses of a few femtoseconds (10-15 fs) duration and give performance up to 10 PW.
ELI will bring new techniques for medical image-display and diagnostics, radiotherapy, tools for new materials developing and testing, latest in X-ray optics, etc.
ELI will also be an attractive platform for educating a new generation of PhD. students, scientists and engineers. The Czech Republic will become the host country for the top international research, which may attract further investment in advanced technologies with high added value. http://www.eli-beams.eu/about/
Europe is making technological progress that many do not realize. It may be of interest to note that one of the projects inside the EU is named “ELI”. “Eli” is Hebrew for “My God” (Strong’s # 2241), see Matthew 27:46. But I do not believe that the EU intends to appeal to the true God. The ELI project may allow the Europeans to develop a type of laser weapon beyond that which the world has ever seen.
Here is another report about it:
On the coattails of CERN’s success with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), Europeans and the world at large have another grand science project to be excited about: the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) project involving 40 research and academic institutions. The project’s goal is to build powerful lasers — two in Romania and the Czech Republic and a third in Hungary. These lasers will progressively serve as prototypes for a fourth more powerful laser — the Ultra-High Field Laser — whose location hasn’t been decided yet, though the UK is the likely candidate.
The expected date for the first laser facility to become operational is sometime in 2017.
These lasers will be intense enough to perform electron dynamics experiments at very short time scales or venture into relativistic optics, opening up an entirely new field of physics for study. Additionally, the lasers could be combined to generate a super laser that would shoot into space, similar to the combined laser effect of the Death Star in the Star Wars trilogy, though the goal is to study particles in space, not annihilate planets…
It seems that Europe is the heir apparent of high-end experimental physics research.
It’s also noteworthy that the location for the facilities are in Eastern Europe. One of the goals of the project is to encourage academics in these countries to stay and build active research groups rather than leaving for Western European institutions. This would also encourage international researchers to visit these countries, a long-term approach to spur growth to build larger, active science communities. http://singularityhub.com/2012/11/18/european-union-to-spend-900m-building-super-lasers-more-powerful-than-any-yet-constructed/
While I also am not convinced that it will be used to annihilate distant planets, I do believe the ELI is likely to generate potential military technology and/or weaponry. I also agree that Europe is becoming the heir of high-end experimental physics research in many areas.
The number of colliders in the U.S.A. has dwindled down to one under the Obama and Bush Administrations, and the remaining one has faced budget cuts and possible closure. Yet, in Europe, it now has the leading one in the world, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and in 2012, Germany announced that it is planning a possibly even more advanced one called FAIR (FAIR stands for the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research).
CERN's Large Hadron Collider project has been the world's largest physics project for some time. Historically, large physics projects have produced military weaponry. Many do not realize that even Leonardo Di Vinci supported himself financially, to a significant degree, by developing military weaponry. This is something that many scientists do.
Here is something I wrote in my book Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States:
Technology may be key to a powerful European military. One aspect could include particle collider research. The number of colliders in the U.S.A. has dwindled down to one under the Obama and Bush Administrations, and the remaining one is facing budget cuts and possible closure (Matson J. Nuclear Decelerator: Last U.S. Particle Collider is on Chopping Block. Scientific American, August 24, 2012). Yet, in Europe, it now has the leading one in the world, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and in 2012, Germany announced that it is planning a possibly even more advanced one called FAIR (FAIR stands for the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) (JCW. Go-ahead for €1.6 billion particle accelerator. The Local, June 13, 2012). The FAIR project is in process of construction.
I believe that Germany’s FAIR, along with the LHC and other technology, will help the Europeans produce military weaponry to fulfill certain end time prophecies. Since Revelation 13:4 is discussing what seems to be a unique type of warfare, this warfare likely includes certain high-tech weapons (such as electromagnetic pulse, neutron bombs, unique delivery systems, etc.) that will be effective for a while. The FAIR and the LHC projects are also likely to spin-off economic benefits that may help propel Europe to be (for a short while) the economic leader of the world (cf. Revelation 18). Ultimately, the Europeans will be overcome by what appears to be a Russian-led, mainly Asian, confederation, cf. Jeremiah 50:41-43 & Daniel 11:44, possibly by exploiting some technological flaw, like creating a software virus, etc., while also amassing troops, etc.
The European Space Agency and other European programs related to technology like Horizon 2020 are expected to bear fruit to the economic and military power of Europe several years from now (Horizon 2020: The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. European Commission. http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/). Many projects are ongoing that will assist Europe. (Thiel B. Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Nazarene Books, 2015, p. 150)
European collider and space technology is moving forward. An article of related interest is titled The Large Hadron Collider has Military Potential. Also, here is a link to a video: Could the Large Hadron Collider lead to destruction?
I would also add that France and Germany have electromagnetic pulse (EMP) military technology and could use that in a devastating way to weaken the USA. Furthermore, as the USA develops more EMP technology itself, it is likely to share a lot of that with the Europeans. The combination of European technology, combined with technology gleaned from the USA and UK, will one day prove deadly to the USA, UK, and their Anglo-Saxon descended allies.
I would add that for those that doubt colliders can result in major military weaponry, many scientists used to believe that antimatter could not exist for more than a small fraction of a second, yet the CERN Large Hadron Collider has able to produce and store antimatter for many minutes.
Antimatter is something that the LHC was able to produce and capture--even though many scientists doubted it could be done. Here is something from NASA on Antimatter:
Antimatter is real stuff, not just science fiction. Antimatter is firmly in the realm of science with some aspects even entering the technology realm. There is also a lot of speculation about what one might do with antimatter.
What is Antimatter?
Antimatter is matter with its electrical charge reversed. Anti-electrons, called "positrons," are like an electron but with a positive charge. Antiprotons are like protons with a negative charge. Positron, antiprotons and other antiparticles can be routinely created at particle accelerator labs, such as CERN in Europe, and can even be trapped and stored for days or weeks at a time. And... they made antihydrogen for the first time. It didn’t last long, but they did it.
It costs far more energy to create antimatter than the energy one could get back from an antimatter reaction. ... Something to keep in mind, too, is that antimatter reactions - where antimatter and normal matter collide and release energy, require the same safety precautions as needed with nuclear reactions. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/warp/antistat.html
So NASA acknowledges that CERN with its LHC has produced and stored antimatter, that antimatter collection is expensive, and that antimatter is dangerous. Now this something that Europe has decided to continue to research and produce. The FAIR collider will also likely conduct antimatter experiments.
Here is also something from a CERN-related website:
In 1928, British physicist Paul Dirac wrote down an equation that combined quantum theory and special relativity to describe the behaviour of an electron moving at a relativistic speed. The equation – which won Dirac the Nobel prize in 1933 ...
Dirac interpreted the equation to mean that for every particle there exists a corresponding antiparticle, exactly matching the particle but with opposite charge. For the electron there should be an "antielectron", for example, identical in every way but with a positive electric charge. The insight opened the possibility of entire galaxies and universes made of antimatter.
But when matter and antimatter come into contact, they annihilate – disappearing in a flash of energy. ...
At CERN, physicists make antimatter to study in experiments. The starting point is the Antiproton Decelerator, which slows down antiprotons so that physicists can investigate their properties. http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/antimatter
Antimatter does have military potential.
Antimatter and other unusual items can cause massive damage and destruction. And as mentioned earlier, ELI seems to be a project to take CERN’s research another step or so forward.
While the USA is moving away from funding space projects, much of the rest of the world is moving ahead according to Voice of America (a USA government news agency):
The United States invested $38.7 billion in civil- and defense-related space projects, $8.8 billion down from its 2009 peak but still more than half of the global total.
Russia, by contrast, has ramped up its spending by an average of more than 30 percent over the last five years and is now the only country after the United States to spend more than $10 billion a year.
Japan, China, France, Germany, Italy and India all invested more than $1 billion a year, it said. China, currently in eighth place globally, is expected to ramp up spending considerably over the next decade.
“The current global context for public space programs shows many positive signs brought by new leading space nations and an ever-growing number of countries who have initiated plans to build up their space-based capabilities,” said Steve Bochinger, chief operating officer at Euroconsult.
The report showed the number of countries taking a serious interest in space exploration is rising. http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-global-spending-on-space-falls-emerging-states-spending-more/1851090.html
The USA is beginning to lose its current lead in space.
Although some feel that Europe is too divided to get military spending or other matters done efficiently, not only does the Bible essentially predict that (Daniel 2:41-43), the Europeans themselves are attempting to make procurement changes related to their rocket and other space technology related to that as the following news item indicates:
PARIS — In what European Space Agency Director-General Jean-Jacques Dordain called a “Valentine’s Day present,” four European rocket-hardware builders on Feb. 14 submitted a united proposal for how to build the next-generation Ariane 6 rocket using an organizational setup that turns ESA’s traditional practice on its head.
The four companies — Airbus Defence and Space, Safran, OHB AG’s MT Aerospace and Italy’s Avio — have been given “total carte blanche” to create a contractor team with only one goal in mind: Produce a vehicle that can be built and launched for 70 million euros ($95 million), Dordain said.
“For years industry has been telling us: ‘Give us the freedom to organize ourselves as we want and we can be much more efficient,’” Dordain said here Feb. 13 during a conference organized by the French Aerospace Industries Association, GIFAS, and by Euroconsult. “They have their chance now, as we have put absolutely no constraints on them on geographic return or anything else. The only requirement is the cost: 70 million euros.”
Francois Auque, chief executive of Airbus Defence and Space’s Space Systems division, which is prime contractor for Ariane 5, said Feb. 13 that if ESA would allow industry the same freedom in developing and building launch vehicles as the French Defense Ministry allows in production of the M51 ballistic missile, rockets in Europe would be less expensive to build and operate. http://www.spacenews.com/article/launch-report/39494europe%E2%80%99s-rocket-builders-present-industrial-plan-for-ariane-6
Notice something I had published in 2009 in my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect:
“Because of domestic economic concerns and international pressures, Barack Obama is shifting priorities away from defense spending… This will help lead to the destruction of the United States, when the Europeans are ready and the U.S.A. is not” (Thiel B. 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect. Nazarene Books, 2009, p. 147).
The above has been happening. Furthermore, the USA continues to cut its ground troops (see, for example, US Army plans to shrink to pre-WWII levels) and no longer even has tanks in Europe (There are no longer USA tanks in Germany: Do Americans understand this is a serious risk?) in order to stop the Europeans from turning their technologies against the USA.
Europe has realized that technology is what it plans to use to grow.
Jean-Claude Juncker was elected to the presidency of the European Commission on July 15, 2014. Notice what he said then:
“I don’t want a Europe that just watches others while they are acting, sits there twiddling its thumbs while others move ahead,” Juncker, fluent in French, German and English, told the EU Parliament today in Strasbourg, France, during a speech in which he switched among all three languages. “I want a Europe that is at center stage.” http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-07-15/juncker-wins-eu-parliament-support-for-top-commission-job
He wants an active Europe. He wants one that develops technology, including military technology. Notice something from a paper (bolding in the online paper he released) by Jean-Claude Juncker:
As we enter the new legislative cycle following the European Parliament elections in May 2014, the time has come for a new approach…I see it as my key task to rebuild bridges in Europe after the crisis. To restore European citizens’ confidence…I want a European Union that is bigger and more ambitious on big things, and smaller and more modest on small things…
The focus of this additional investment should be in infrastructure, notably broadband and energy networks as well as transport infrastructure in industrial centres; education, research and innovation; and renewable energy and energy efficiency…
I believe that we must make much better use of the great opportunities offered by digital technologies , which know no borders…By creating a connected digital singl e market, we can generate up to € 25 0 billion of additional growth in Europe in the course of the mandate of the next Commission, thereby creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs , notably for younger job – seekers, and a vibrant knowledge – based society…To achieve this, I intend to take , within the first six months of my mandate, ambitious legislative steps towards a connected digital single market, notably by swiftly concluding negotiations on common European data protection rules…
We need to diversify our energy sources, and reduce the high energy dependency of several of our Member States…I strongly believe in the potential of green growth. I therefore want Europe’s Energy Union to become the world number one in renewable energies . I would also like to significantly enhance energy efficiency beyond the 2020 objective…
Data protection is a fundamental right of particular importance in the digital age. In addition to swiftly finalising the legislative work on common data protection rules within the European Union, we also need to uphold this right in our external relations. In view of recent mass surveillance revelations, close partners such as the United States must convince us that the current safe harbour arrangements really are safe if they want them to continue. The U.S. must also guarantee that all EU citizens have the right to enforce data protect ion rights in U.S. courts, whether or not they reside on U.S. soil. This will be essential for restoring trust in transatlantic relations…
I also believe that we need to work on a stronger Europe when it comes to security and defence matters. (Juncker JC. A New Start for Europe: My Agenda for Jobs, Growth, Fairness and Democratic Change: Political Guidelines for the next European Commission. Strasbourg, July 15, 2014. http://ec.europa.eu/about/juncker-commission/docs/pg_en.pdf)
Notice that Jean-Claude Juncker WANTS THE USA TO AGREE TO STOP COLLECTING MASSIVE DATA ON THE EUROPEANS AND TO ACCEPT EUROPEAN DATA STANDARDS and wants a stronger European military. He and others have plans for technology.
Reuters reported the following:
Irked by U.S., but EU keeps own spy projects quiet
July 17, 2015
Revelations of U.S. spying in Europe have soured transatlantic relations, prompting a White House apology and, as leak followed leak over the past two years, have fostered feelings of moral superiority among Europeans.
Yet EU governments are stepping up surveillance of their own citizens...the 28-nation European Union itself, as a collective institution, is spending hundreds of millions of euros developing security technologies that civil liberties watchdogs say jeopardize rights to privacy. ...
With concerns growing over Islamist violence even before the attacks in Paris in January, EU spending on security research, at 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) in the bloc's 7-year budget from 2014, is 20 percent up on the previous period.
EU officials estimate that represents a hefty 40 percent of all such spending by the bloc's 28 member states, many of which lack capacity to develop such technology themselves. Among top priorities are finding ways to focus mass surveillance of the Internet, email, mobile phones and social networks on suspects.
"Member states do conduct their own research," said an EU official familiar with such projects who spoke privately as he was not authorized to speak. "But a lot of them like to go through us - it helps keep some of this stuff at arm's length."
Most of the research the EU funds, much of it by private firms including from non-European states such as the United States and Israel, is listed in public tender documents, though these are time-consuming to consult. But about a tenth of the spending is set aside for work classified as top secret. ...
Despite EU insistence that systems are designed to be kept under strict judicial control, some experts note that, once developed with EU cash, the software and devices owned by private firms could be used by any future buyer with fewer scruples. ...
Gaudino's firm was partner in a three-year EU-sponsored project known as CAPER - Collaborative information Acquisition, Processing, Exploitation and Reporting. Concluded nine months ago, it created a platform for police and security agencies to share data gathered in pursuit of organized crime gangs. ...
EU-funded security projects are no strangers to criticism.
One, known as INDECT, which ran for five years until 2014, developed ways to identify potential criminals using software to collate and analyze disparate information collected for example from CCTV, drones, GPS location services on phones.
Critics called it a real-life "Big Brother".
"The shift from identifying offenders to preventing crime implies that the presumption of innocence is no longer the normal case, but that all citizens are becoming suspects," argues David Wright, editor of 'Surveillance in Europe', an overview of the sector published last year. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/17/us-eu-security-surveillance-insight-idUSKCN0PR0TK20150717
The purpose of the INDECT project is to involve European scientists and researchers in the development of solutions to and tools for automatic threat detection. www.indect-project.eu/ accessed 07/17/15
The goal of the CAPER project is to create a common platform for the prevention of organised crime through sharing, exploitation and analysis of Open and private information sources.
The CAPER project is supported by the European Commission...:
CAPER main features are:
- Information acquisition from a linguistically neutral point of view
- Information Processing having into account different information types and different cultural biases
- Information Exploitation through a Visual Analytics component
- Standardisation for interchange of data and tools
- Integration with Large scale Systems
- Secure knowledge sharing and collaboration
- Study and recommendations about legal, ethical and societal issues
- User focused
CAPER will support collaborative multilingual analysis of audiovisual content (video, audio, speech and images) and biometrics information, based on Visual Analytics and Data Mining technologies. The integration of database technologies (ETL), application workflow and Semantic Modelling of processes and legal limitations will permit participating LEAs share informational, investigative and experiential knowledge. The CAPER platform will be built in close collaboration with the LEA users in order to fulfil their current and forthcoming needs. The project is clearly focused on the fusion and real validation of existing state of the art to solve current bottlenecks faced by LEAs. http://www.fp7-caper.eu/ accessed 07/17/15
As the quotes from the INDECT and CAPER websites show, Europe is not totally quiet about what it is doing. Basically, the continental Europeans have more trust that their rights are considered by European espionage than they do by USA and/or UK espionage. Bible prophecy suggests that that the trust that they have is misplaced (cf. Revelation 13:16-18).
On December 10, 2015, former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg stated that the Obama Administration was in a "remarkable lame duck mood" on matters of security and technology. In that same presentation, he decried that the "tech world and political world could not be more detached from each other." He also said he wanted to stop terrorists from utilizing encryption technologies that governments could not break. He made it clear he wanted to change that. He also mentioned that the political environment was "too toxic" to resolve these and other issues in 2016. He said that there was growing anti-Americanism in Germany because of the Snowden leaks that had still not been resolved. And he blamed the USA for causing a lot of this (for some details, watch him in the video Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Europe’s Future).
He also stated that he wanted a strong "European voice to confront the USA strongly." And his focus was on technology.
Because of the Edward Snowden leaks, Wikileaks, and other revelations, many in Europe are outraged by actions by the USA, and also the UK. The continental Europeans considered that the USA and UK were their friends and allies, and they remain upset.
The continental Europeans will not forget this. The USA as, and will, engage in additional appeasement related to this.
It is not that the Europeans do not have a double-standard like the US or the UK, but the biblical reality is that they are prophesied to do surveillance as that would be consistent with the following:
15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. (Revelation 13:15-18)
Those in the USA, Canada (whose espionage was also highlighted by Edward Snowden), and UK may hope that the continental Europeans will simply overlook all of their espionage, yet the time will come when the Europeans will take successful military actions against the USA, Canada, and their Anglo-Saxon allies (cf. Daniel 11:39) and the world will marvel at the success of the European actions (Revelation 13:4).
Europe is moving further ahead for military technology:
EU ploughing MILLIONS of YOUR cash into military for 'defence revolution'
BRUSSELS plans to pump millions of pounds of European taxpayers' money into a defence research project that could help the EU beat the US and China to key military developments.
As Brussels pushes ahead on with its plans for closer integration on defence, a proposal by the European Commission could see £78million (€90m) put into defence research by 2019.
Jorge Domecq, chief executive of the European Defence Agency, said the project is just the start in a global arms race that critics fear would bolster a new EU army at the expense of the existing NATO alliance. ...
He claimed the move was a “revolution” for the EU and was backed by the vast majority of European citizens who he said were in favour of the 28-member bloc “intervening more in security and defence policy”.The Brussels chief said: “For the first time in its history, the EU is paving the way…for a substantive defence research programme in the next multiannual financial framework.”This means using the EU budget for defence, something that was unthinkable as recently as three years ago.”He said the budget was an “essential prerequisite to develop the capabilities of the future and thus to provide for our citizen’s security”. …
In his state of the union address earlier this month, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker called for EU countries “to pool their defence capabilities in the form of a permanent structured co-operation”, and proposed a European Defence Fund by the end of the year. 09/28/16 http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/715450/EU-army-European-Defence-Agency-chief-Jorge-Domecq-revolution-underway
Although Jorge Domecq claims this was “unthinkable as recently as three years ago,” I have been warning since last decade that the Europeans were going to develop military technology. And that is happening. Europe has decided it needs to be able to rely on its military for its peoples’ ‘security’ (as far as the EU State of the Union goes, watch the video Chaotic ‘State of the European Union’).
Notice something I had published last decade:
Because the deal of Daniel 9:27 has not been made (at least not publicly), even if it were made today, the end (meaning the beginning of the great tribulation and the last 3 ½ years before the second coming) cannot happen prior to 2013. (If you add 3 ½ years from this book’s publication date, you end up in the year 2013.)
Hence, this appears to be additional biblical evidence that the end will not come in 2012 as many have publicly indicated. However, if the deal is made soon, the end may come shortly after the Mayan 2012 date.
And while many do not consider that the European Union is much of a military power that perception is likely to change in or after 2013.
Why 2013 or after?
In 2013, the Europeans are planning on having their own global positioning system (GPS), called Galileo, available for military applications [European Parliament Approves Military Use of Galileo Satellite. DPA news agency. Deutsche Welle - July 10, 2008. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3474226,00.html viewed 05/14/09]. This will allow the Europeans to track the world and attack others without relying on the U.S.A.’s GPS. This will be the first time in the 21st century that Europeans will be able to have that type of independent military capability.
Furthermore, according to a 2009 report from the U.S. government, the U.S. Air Force may have to start relying on the European Galileo system (at least to a degree) beginning in 2013, as the U.S. GPS capabilities are expected to deteriorate by then [Lytle JM. US says GPS satellite coverage may fail soon. Maintenance delays mean EU’s Galileo may step in. TechRadar UK - May 14, 2009. http://www.techradar.com/news/portable-devices/satnav/us-says-gps-satellite-coverage-may-fail-soon-599431 viewed 05/17/09] (other problems are also appearing in the newer U.S. satellites [Pasztor A. GPS Satellite Glitches Fuel Concern on Next Generation. Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2009 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124520702464422059.html viewed 06/17/09]). Because the Europeans will be able to control Galileo, they will also likely be capable of derailing certain sophisticated U.S. military applications. This will give the Europeans a unique defensive (as well as offensive) capability that no others on the planet will have.
But there is more. The Europeans now also have the world’s leading-edge physics project called the Large Hadron Collider (the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator) [Atkins W. Last magnet lowered into Large Hadron Collider. 02 May 2009. iTWire. http://www.itwire.com/content/view/24778/1066/1/1/ viewed 05/15/09]. It was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (also referred to as CERN), and is apt to provide the Europeans with unique military capabilities in several years. No other nation or group of nations will have complete access to what will develop from the Large Hadron Collider.
The Bible is clear that the final “Beast power” (which will be primarily European) will have such unique military capabilities that the entire world will marvel (cf. Revelation 13:3–4). (Thiel B. 2012 And the Rise of the Secret Sect. Nazarene Books, 2009)
When I was considering prophecies about the end time destruction of the strongest military (Daniel 11:39; see also USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses) the USA, I wondered how that could come about. That is part of why I wrote the following last decade at this news page:
The truth is that Europa is getting ready to be able to pass the USA technologically ... Soon Europa will be ready militarily (though it will probably not emphasize that much publicly as I believe that a surprise attack is more their historical style). And Europa is currently working on its own “GPS” called Galileo which will enable it to by-pass US systems and controls. (Thiel B. Europa Starting to Pass the USA Technologically. COGwriter, April 6, 2008)
The Large Hadron Collider set one or more speed records in 2009 (Europe’s Large Hadron Collider Sets Another Record, USA is Losing Lead in Physics). It is likely to set other records and help scientists learn more about physics in 2010. And this data may lead to the development of military technology of unbelievable power–but for the Europeans. (Thiel B. Antimatter, CERN’s Collider, and Military Applications. COGwriter, December 27, 2009)
The Bible itself indicates that even after it happens, the rise of this military power will cause the world to marvel:
3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?" (Revelation 13:3-4)
Although the Bible says that the final European King of the North Beast power will have a great army (Daniel 11:25), manpower alone did not seem to be enough for the defeat of the USA. But when you add technology ...
Europe is developing technology.
The Bible is clear that a warring power will arise in Europe. Based upon what is happening in the world today, combined with various scriptures, it looks like technology will be how the final Beast power will be successful.
Now, the Bible shows that this will not last and ultimately Europe will be disturbed by (Daniel 11:44) and destroyed by a Eurasian power (Joel 2:2-9; Revelation 16:12-16) led by, to a significant degree, Russia (see Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future and The Eurasian Union, the Kings of the East, and Bible Prophecy). I believe that the Russians, Chinese, and/or their allies will learn how to neutralize the effectiveness of European technology, something that the King of the South power thought it could do, but something that the 'kings of the east' (Revelation 16:12; Joel 2:2-9) will be able to do. That later destruction suggests, to me at least, that Europe will rely too much on technology.
But the time will be when the European Beast power will rise up. We are seeing a rise in European technology, and technology with military applications.
Remember that the Bible teaches that a warring European power will rise up and be successful. Let's close with Revelation 13:4:
4 “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:4)
While I do not believe Europe will exclusively use technology, succesful technology would seem to why the world will marvel at the coming Beast power. The European Beast is rising up. We are getting closer to the time of the end. European espionage and technology are be part of that.
There is also a related YouTube video titled Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.
Some items of possibly related interest may include:
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about "the Beast"? Is an emerging European power "the daughter of Babylon"? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the former German Defense Minister (who is also the former German Minister for Economics and Technology) one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Germany's Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the "Holy Roman Empire"? There is also a You-Tube video sermon on this titled Germany's Biblical Origins.
Germany in Biblical and Catholic Prophecy Does Assyria in the Bible equate to an end time power inhabiting the area of the old Roman Empire? What does prophecy say Germany will do and what does it say will happen to most of the German people?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no Final End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West? Here is a version in the Spanish language: ¿Quién es el Rey del Occidente? ¿Por qué no hay un Rey del Occidente en la profecía del tiempo del fin?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
Is the Future King of the South Rising Up? Some no longer believe there needs to be a future King of the South. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi or Caliph? What does the Bible say? A YouTube video of related interest may be: The Future King of the South is Rising.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2024 or 20xx? There is also a video titled The 6000 Year Plan: Is the end of humanity's reign almost up?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2016, 2017, or 2018? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the "beginning of sorrows"? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2016 o 2017? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon videos: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives and Can the Great Tribulation begin before 2020? A shorter video is: Can the Great Tribulation Start in 2016?
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