Pentagon concerned about additional looming defense cuts–prophetic ramifications?

Aircraft Carriers


The Pentagon is very concerned about additional looming cuts in its budget:

9 February 2013

(Reuters) – The Pentagon will have to cut the size of U.S. military forces for the second time in as many years if across-the-board spending reductions of $470 billion over 10 years take effect March 1, the top U.S. military officer said on Saturday.

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said about a third of the cuts would have to come from forces, with the remaining two-thirds taken from spending on modernization, compensation and readiness.

He noted that the Army had begun to shrink last year toward 490,000 from a high of 570,000, a result of efforts to trim $487 billion over 10 years as required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.

The Budget Control Act also envisioned the additional across-the-board cuts under a process known as sequestration. If those cuts go into effect, “the Army will have to come down again,” Dempsey said.

President Obama again rang the alarm bell on the so-called “sequester” Saturday in his weekly address, calling on Congress to act now to avert the “deep, indiscriminate” spending cuts due to land on March 1.

The president warned of the dire impact on the nation’s economy and national security if Congress fails to act.

SEATTLE — If Congress does not come up with a budget agreement soon, big spending cuts will begin in March, including heavy reductions to the military. The so-called “sequestration” will hit the state of Washington, which has a big military presence.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who visited Seattle Thursday, had a pretty blunt word for the impeding military cuts, which could total $9 billion for his department alone in 2013. He called them “mindless.”

“We will be a less-ready service,” Mabus said.

So, the USA has cut the size of its army and looks like it may need to make further cuts, while the Secretary of the Navy admits that the cuts will reduce the USA Navy’s ability to do its job.  And US President Obama says that they will have a “dire impact” on national security.  The USA, while still the nation with the “strongest fortresses” (cf. Daniel 11:39) is getting weaker, relatively, to several other military forces in the world.  The reality is that as it gets more in debt and changes its national priorities, the USA will not be in the position to be THE superpower of the world.

In terms of military spending, USA Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has warned about the dangers of the cuts as “doomsday” (‘Doomsday’ Defense Cuts) and “unthinkable” (Panetta Weighs Unthinkable Defense Cuts) and yet they may well happen–they may help the stage for the military takeover of the USA that the Bible prophesies in Daniel 11:39.

While the Republicans and Democrats have used this as a major partisan fight, the reality is that the rest of the world is also watching and is very disturbed by all of this.  The Europeans and others are realizing that the USA is losing its position of world leadership–and when it does, this will be the final “time of the Gentiles” that the Bible warns of (Ezekiel 30:2-3; Luke 21:23-24; Revelation 11:2).

Notice that the Bible shows that the power with the strongest fortresses will be taken over, and that the world will marvel at the military ability of a power that it did not expect to be able to do that:

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…the king of the North (Daniel 11:39,40)

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)

Spending cuts and reduction in size of the military of the USA will make, what now seems impossible, feasible.  According to Bible prophecy, it will come to pass.

By the way, if you wish to prove that this Beast/King of the North power is European, either check out the article Europa, the Beast, and the Book of Revelation or watch the YouTube video Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?

The policies and decisions in Washington, D.C. are helping to create the conditions for the upcoming European Beast power Revelation 13:1-4) to fill the void in military leadership that the USA is in the process of making.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Canada in Prophecy: What Does Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada? There are prophecies that suggest involvement with Canada. And many are not positive about its future.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2013, 2014, or 2015? 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?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
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?
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?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist?  Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests?  Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.

Get news like the above sent to you on a daily basis

Your email will not be shared. You may unsubscribe at anytime.