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The Prophetic Messenger - May/June 2012 - European Union - The Final Kingdom - Part II

The Prophetic Messenger

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May/June 2012 - Volume 14/Issue 3

European Union - The Final Kingdom - Part II

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. Revelation 17:12-13

In this issue of The Prophetic Messenger, we will finish a message titled “European Union -The Final Kingdom.”

1. Preparations For the Final Kingdom - EU Military

The weakness of the European Union’s military was evident in the recent war against Libya . Without help from the United States, the EU would not have won the war. However, this weakness is a key motivator in the EU strengthening its military so that it can be independent of the United States. An article titled “RAF [Royal Air Force] Typhoon jets 'grounded owing to spares shortages'”(Note 1) says

“The RAF's most advanced fighter jets have been grounded owing to shortages of spare parts, MPs have found. The Commons public accounts committee said five Typhoon pilots were grounded last year because they had been unable to put in enough training flight hours. The jets have been used in Libya, and were deployed for the first time in a ground attack this week near Misrata. The Ministry of Defence insists the problems identified by the committee have since been addressed. Although Typhoons - which are made by BAE systems in Warton, Lancashire - have already been carrying out air defence missions, they have only recently been equipped for a ground attack role and were deployed in a bombing mission for the first time this week in Libya. In their report, the MPs warned that only eight of the RAF's 48 Typhoon pilots were qualified to carry out ground attacks last year. But Air Vice Marshal Phil Osborn said that there were now ‘sufficient Typhoon aircraft and pilots to undertake the task in Libya’. The RAF was undertaking its mission in a ‘proportionate, disciplined, reliable way,’ he added. Earlier this week an RAF Typhoon carried out a bombing raid over Libya, dropping a paveway bomb and destroying two tanks. It's the first time the RAF's latest warplane has carried out a ground attack mission. The MoD quickly released video of the successful strike and will be hoping that it can deflect some of the criticism of the Typhoon project, which the public accounts committee says suffered from ‘over-optimism and bad planning’. The MPs also note that, of 48 trained Typhoon pilots, only eight were fully trained to carry out ground attack missions. The RAF is keen to point out that past problems have been resolved. It says it now has ‘significantly more’ than eight pilots ready to carry out bombing raids. That said, the RAF is clearly stretched having to meet all its operational requirements - Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton admitted as much in a recent Guardian interview. Sacking scores of trainee pilots has not made life any easier. The committee claimed that the RAF was having to cannibalise aircraft for spare parts in order to keep the maximum number of Typhoons in the air on any given day. It added that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had warned the problems were likely to continue until 2015 when it expects the supply of spares finally to have reached a ‘steady state’.”

In another article titled “No end in sight as RAF marks 100 days over Libya”(Note 2) it says

“It is now 100 days since the bombing raids over Libya began. It is a war that is projected to cost the UK £260m over six months. And with the mission authorised to continue for another 90 days, no-one can yet work out the long-term impact on the UK's stretched armed forces, yet alone how and when it will all end. The second most senior officer in the Royal Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Sir Simon Bryant, has already warned of the strain on personnel and resources -echoing the concerns of the first Sea Lord, Sir Mark Stanhope, who has spoken out for the Royal Navy. The government's defence cuts have made their job harder. At Trapani, in Sicily, you get a real sense of the challenge. This is where the RAF is carrying out support missions for the ambitious Nato operation. Under a hot sun, and in stifling heat, ground crews work hard to maintain planes that are now almost half a century old. ‘Make do and mend’ The venerable VC10 is still an RAF stalwart, but they stopped making spare parts for it a long time ago. There still appears to be the old wartime spirit of ‘make do and mend’”.

In another article titled “Nato commander: EU could not do Libya without US”(Note 3) it says

“Last year's Nato operation in Libya, code named Unified Protector, is unlikely to have succeeded without US military support. Nato major-general Marcel Druart, addressing the European Parliament committee on security and defence on Tuesday (20 March), said Nato relied heavily on US military expertise on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. ISR involves monitoring airspace and ground movement, with information relayed back to Nato allies to conduct bombing raids. The entire Nato operation was conducted from sea and by air with some 9,700 strike sorties launched from March until the war officially ended end at one minute before midnight on 31 October 2011. No Nato ground troops were officially deployed on Libyan territory. ‘ISR is not just a force multiplier, it is critical in the planning and execution,’ said the general. ‘European allies provided most of the assets but only the United States could offer these capabilities. The EU needs to ensure that similar capabilities are available." [Relying] on just a dozen or so US predator drones, or unmanned aerial aircraft, Nato allies were able to distinguish between rebels and Gaddafi’s army. Europe lacks similar military technical capacity and skilled personnel to operate such equipment, said the general. The shortcoming was highlighted by Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen on 12 March in Copenhagen, who said the Libyan operation pointed to ‘significant shortfalls in a range of European capabilities - from smart munitions, to air-to-air refueling, and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance.’ Such capabilities and support were in Libya mostly provided by the US military, including the air-to-air refueling. Prohibitively high costs currently deter EU countries from individually pursuing an American-model ISR system, a spokesperson from Nato told EUobserver. ‘It's not just the costs of the drones themselves that is expensive ....Costs include flight control, training, a command control network, and satellite networking,’ he noted. Nato allies instead plan to create an alliance ground surveillance system and will pool their resources to pay for and then share the system in what Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen describes as an example of ‘smart defence’. The project was approved in February and should improve military inter-operability of Nato allies as well as making them more independent from the US in future operations.”

These articles show that the EU, even though it needed help from the US to fight against Libya, is trying to improve its military operations so that it can be independent of the US - a key step in forming the final kingdom that the Bible speaks about. For more information about the EU military see the article in the September/October 2004 issue of The Prophetic Messenger newsletter titled “Who Is Able To Make War With Him?”

2. Preparations For the Final Kingdom - The Antichrist

In Revelation 17:12-13 it says “12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. ” These verses clearly show that the European Union or EU will “receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” After the signing of the Lisbon Treaty, which established an EU president and EU foreign minister, we can see preparations for the creation of an EU super-president which in the future will bring in the antichrist.

In an article titled '"Ministers ponder creation of EU super-president”(Note 4) it says

“Ideas kicking around in a reflection group of select EU foreign ministers include merging the roles of the EU Council and European Commission presidents. A senior EU source told this website following a meeting of the club in the Val Duchesse stately home in Brussels on Thursday (19 April) that the new supremo would have more power than either Herman Van Rompuy or Jose Manuel Barroso do today but also more 'democratic legitimacy' because he or she would be elected by MEPs. In other reforms, the new figure would 'streamline' the European Commission into a two-tier structure. Every EU country would still have its own commissioner with their own vote in the college of 27 top officials. But as in some national set-ups, some commissioners would have more than one dossier while others would be the equivalent of ministers without portfolio. The new super-president would also chair General Affairs Councils (GACs) - monthly meetings of foreign ministers which discuss internal Union affairs. 'I have heard experts who say that it [the Van-Rompuy-Barroso merger] could be done without changing the [Lisbon] Treaty ... there is no appetite for a new Treaty,' the EU source said.”

In another article titled “Van Rompuy: EU could avoid full treaty change via legal trick”(Note 5) it says

“The European Union may be able to winkle out of the fraught process of a full treaty change via a clever legal trick, EU Council President Herman van Rompuy has suggested. According to a two-page report from the Belgian EU chief submitted to national capitals on Tuesday (6 December), by amending a protocol attached to the Lisbon Treaty rather than changing the treaty itself, the lengthy and politically uncertain path of referendums and ratification by national parliaments can be avoided entirely. Instead, so long as EU leaders unanimously back a redrafting of a single protocol, the changes can be achieved almost instantly, following consultations with the European Central Bank and the European Parliament, both of which would be formalities. The article (Art. 126) in the treaty that deals with excessive deficits is fleshed out in a protocol attached to the legal text of the document but which remains separate from the treaty itself. This article also gives the premiers and presidents the ability to change the attached protocol without having to go through the normal procedures associated with a treaty change. The EU rulebook normally requires that ahead of any treaty change, a full intergovernmental convention be convened, involving national governments and the European Parliament, which last week issued a demand that any treaty change pushing through advanced economic integration be accompanied by deepening democratic controls at the EU level. . . .Whether Van Rompuy's trick will be sufficient to avoid triggering a referendum in the country remains an open question, depending on the scale of transfer of existing powers. Some of the changes envisaged dovetail with those outlined in the past few days by France and Germany that push for deeper economic integration in the eurozone. Under the plan, the European Commission would be given the power to impose austerity directly on bail-out nations. Those states that flouted debt and deficit rules potentially could have their voting rights in the Council suspended. Member states would also introduce "golden rules" requiring balanced budgets into national legislation. The eurozone's rescue fund would be awarded a bank licence in order to borrow from the ECB and labour laws, while pension systems and other social protections would steadily be harmonised.”

In closing, we are seeing the final preparations being made for the European Union to bring in the antichrist in the future.
Note 1 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13081691
Note 2 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13922821
Note 3 - http://euobserver.com/13/115650
Note 4 - http://euobserver.com/18/115965
Note 5 - http://euobserver.com/18/114533

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