There are growing issues with Donald Trump, NATO, and Europe:
February 13, 2017
Donald Trump deeply upset the Europeans when he raised the possibility that NATO is obsolete and that the European Union is failing. …
The EU question is ultimately a European problem.
But NATO is an alliance. The US has important and legitimate interests. But there are questions.
First, with the Soviet Union gone, what is NATO’s purpose?
Second, how does NATO serve the American national interest?
Third, given that the EU has almost as large a GDP and almost 200 million more people than the US, why isn’t its collective contribution to NATO’s military larger than the US? …
Europeans must face two facts
First, the wars that matter to the US are being fought in the Islamic world. Second, Europe is not struggling to recover from World War II. Its military capabilities should be equal to those of the US. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-13/trumps-right-nato-obsolete-us
Yes, there is a major spending problem. But changing that will not turn out well.
According to the Bible, Europe will be a massive problem for the USA, UK, and much of the rest of the world–Europe is NOT just a European problem.
Furthermore, the Bible warns of the military power that Europe will become (Revelation 13:4; Daniel 11:39).
The German publication Der Spiegel reported:
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker admonished Trump not to abandon the trans-Atlantic alliance. …
Trump has made clear that he plans to scrap the hardline taken against the Kremlin by his predecessor. He has also placed a question mark over the future of sanctions against Russia imposed by the West in the course of the Ukraine crisis. In his interview with Bild and the Timesthis week, Trump said of Merkel and Putin: “I start off trusting both, but let’s see how long that lasts. It may not last long at all.”It is a horrifying statement …
A Great Threat to Europe
If Trump sticks with his positions, it is the chancellor’s view that Europe could be facing a great threat. Putin could even see himself emboldened to the point he might try to destabilize the Baltic states, without fear of any resistance from the Americans. “Trump’s messages about NATO could lead to a situation in which Putin says to himself, ‘Let’s give it a shot!’” warns Elmar Brok, a confidant of Merkel’s. Brok is also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Parliament. …
Trump is the end of the world as we know it — that much is clear. 01/20/17 http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/trump-inauguration-signals-new-world-order-a-1130916-2.html
Consider also the following:
In the wake of President Trump’s comments that NATO is “obsolete”, and European ‘leaders’ renewed calls for a European army, Angela Merkel has been forced to deny Germany is interested in acquiring nuclear weapons amid calls for it to lead a European “nuclear superpower.” 02/10/17 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-10/merkel-forced-deny-plans-european-nuclear-superpower
While Germany is denying that it is looking to go nuclear, it is working on a variety of high-tech weapons.
The Bible teaches that despite divisions, Europe will reorganize, unite, and become a military power called the ‘beast’:
41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. (Daniel 2:41-43)
12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. (Revelation 17:12-13)
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)
This reorganization of Europe will NOT turn out well for the USA nor it Anglo-Saxon descended allies (cf. Daniel 8:25; 11:39; USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses).
Donald Trump does not seem to appreciate or understand the biblical prophecies related to the USA and Europe. He is inadvertently taking steps that will lead to the fulfillment of biblical prophecies.
Of course, some look at NATO and how disproportionately the USA spends to support it and consider that this means that the USA is so powerful that other NATO nations could never destroy it.
But, let us not forget that the Bible also teaches that Europe will end up with a “GREAT ARMY” (Daniel 9:25).
Directly and indirectly, Donald Trump is encouraging this.
Russia does not care for NATO and would be pleased if the Europeans gained more influence at the political expense of the USA.
The Europeans will take more steps to separate themselves from the USA. This does not mean that NATO must be totally abandoned. I have felt for decades that the Europeans would likely attack the USA deceptively under the guise of a NATO or similar exercise, and probably will have ground assistance from Mexico, a nation that Donald Trump has repeatedly offended. Donald Trump, in my view, has confirmed this by threatening NATO if the Europeans do not fund more of it, while then saying he is 100% in support of NATO.
Once Europe spends more on its military and gets certain technologies, it will expect more control of military matters and will one day decide it no longer needs NOR WANTS the USA to be around. And according to biblical prophecies, a power from Europe will takeover the USA militarily (see also USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses).
Radio News Reporter: John Hickey.