WASHINGTON - The ability of the U.S. & Canadian military to defend North America could be jeopardized by stepped up Russian military activity, according to the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Adm. William Gortney told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that Russia is continuing to work on its program to deploy " long-range conventionally armed cruise missiles," that can be launched from its bomber aircraft, submarines and warships. This is giving the Kremlin "deterrent" options "short of the nuclear threshold," Gortney said. "Should these trends continue over time, NORAD will face increased risk in our ability to defend North America against Russian air, maritime and cruise missile threats," he said.
"This past year has marked a ' notable increase ' in Russian military assertiveness," on the world stage, he said. Russian heavy bomber aircraft flew more patrols outside Russian airspace " than in any year since the Cold War," though he did not offer a specific number. There have also been increased Russian air patrols across the coastlines of Europe. The NORAD commander later said that Russian flights, even down the English Channel, are at a pace " that has not been what they've done in the past, even back with the Soviet Union."
PROPHECY INSIGHTS - The dark shadow of Russia's military is encircling the globe, instilling fear & nervousness even amongst the ' most powerful ' nations. Vladimir Putin & the Russian colossus continue to rise in power & aggressiveness despite a world-wide coalition of nations punishing it with economic sanctions. Russia's provocative use of it's military air-power to test sovereign air-space of many nations world-wide & its constant rhetorical ' sabre-rattling ' intimidating ( & even invading ) neighboring nations are a foretaste of dramatic events soon to unfold as the end-time Russian colossus launches it's brutal march into the Middle East & realises its ambition for global domination.
Over 2,500 years ago , God's Word described in exact detail this coming global nightmare. An event - the Bible says - so horrific , that people will ' NOT ' believe even when told of it !!! Further , this prophecy accurately described the very ' arrogance , belligerence & brutality ' of these invading forces as they subjugate many nations including God's people. This ancient prophecy even vividly foretells that thes latter-day Chaldeans would " fly as the eagle " to its prey. If it were not truly the Word of God , how could this have been foreseen over 2,500 years before ?? There can be no doubt , we are on the edge of the ' fulfillment of all things'.
HABAKKUK 1v5-9 - Behold ye among the heathen ( the nations ) & regard & wonder marvellously : for I will work ' a work ' in your days , which ye will not believe , though it be told you. For , lo , I raise up the Chaldeans ( latter day Russia ) that bitter & hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land ( Israel ) to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs. They are terrible & dreadful : their judgment & their dignity shall proceed of themselves. Their horses also are swifter than the leopards & are more fierce than the evening wolves & their horsemen shall spread themselves & their horsemen shall come from far ; they shall ' fly as the eagle ' that hasteth to eat. They shall come all for violence : their faces shall sup up as the east wind & they shall gather the captivity ( Jews ) as the sand.