BRUSSELS - A senior US diplomat has warned of a " dangerous " gulf emerging between US & European defence spending. Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, has appealed to European governments to spend more. Ms Power said that in " most cases " defence spending in Europe was shrinking, despite a growth in defence threats. The ambassador said she had flown to Brussels to encourage the leaders of Nato countries to meet the defence spending target of 2% of GDP. The ambassador warned: " We're looking at an awful lot of threats & many of those threats are migrating into Europe, at least in the form of Isil, & yet we haven't seen European defence spending reach the 2% of GDP level that European leaders committed to."
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PROPHECY INSIGHTS - In 2015 we are heading into a remarkable & tumultuous period of fulfilment of bible prophecies. The emergence of the end-times ' Beast ' described in Revelation Ch. 17 is happening before our eyes !!! There is a countless number of false & mis-guided ' theories ' concerning the true identity of ' the Beast ' of the latter days , with many religious groups even teaching US President Barack Obama is the Beast of Revelation 17. This is clearly wrong.
' The Beast ' of Revelation 17 is in fact the European Union , a coming ' super-state ' lead by the Catholic Papacy that represents a latter-day reformation of the Holy Roman Empire. Revelation 17 speaks clearly of ten kings who are of " one mind " who will " give their power & strength " of their kingdoms over to ' The Beast ' ( Euro Union ) , the same ' beast ' upon which sits a harlot woman ( Catholic Papacy ). The present trend of ' individual ' Euro nations reducing their military defence capabilities is the beginning of their voluntary forfeiture of their " power & strength " ( spoken of in Revelation 17 ) to the central govt. of the European Union ( led by the Vatican ). These many nations will abdicate their national & political identities to form part of the E.U ' Beast ' that will ultimately wage war against God's Son , the Lord Jesus Christ at His return.
Rev 17 v 11 - 14 - And ' the beast ' that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 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 '. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto ' the beast ' . . . These shall make war with the Lamb ( Lord Jesus Christ ) and the Lamb shall overcome them : for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings : and they that are with him are called , and chosen , and faithful.