Wednesday, October 28, 2015

America's Achilles Heal Has Russia Searching

Russia is a player in the Last Days according the Bible...and she certainly has been making the news headlines as of late on a DAILY basis.

Today we read an article tells us Russian subs are snooping around the ocean looking for all the fiber-optic cables laying in the depths of the oceans...cables that, were they to cut, could cripple US Military communications, among other things.

America's Achilles Heel? Russian Submarines Probing Undersea Cables For Future Conflict 

There seems to be a renewed zeal in the current Russian administration to regain the position of power it once held during the cold war era. 

The military procedures it has undertaken in Crimea and now Syria have showcased to the world (and particularly to the United States) that their military and technical capabilities were being vastly underestimated. 

This highly charged environment has led to the United States being weary of what else Russia might have in store.

One of the major causes of worry that is starting to get some attention in the press is the increasing amount of Russian naval activity close to major underwater cables. 

These high-tech fiber-optic cables laid out along the sea floor are capable of moving almost unimaginable amounts of data at ever-increasing speeds.  They serve as the lifeline of our increasing digital economy. 

Close to 95% of the world’s communications travel through these underwater cables, including banking transactions, military data transmission, emergency response services, voice and data transfer and essential information for air and sea travel.

If you consider that undersea cables are the No. 1 tool used by U.S. authorities to communicate with troops and allies overseas, you understand why neutralizing this communication would be a prime objective of any foe in war time. 

One can only imagine the havoc that would ensue on our economic systems.  Wall Street needs constant updates to survive in our global digital economy.  Any disruption, even for a short time, could neutralize our economy. 

What is surprising is that the location of these cables is well known. There are many interactive maps online that plot out their routes.  The cable operators stick to areas of the ocean they are familiar with and that have been charted before to minimize their own risk. 

Many parts of the cables are also extremely easy to cut and have the potential to bring an entire economy to a virtual halt. 

Such breaks can happen due to natural disasters, anchors dragging along the sea floor by unknowing ships or due to unsavory elements. These breaks happen almost exclusively in the shallow waters a few miles off the coast and can be repaired within 3-5 days in most cases.

However, the Russian naval vessels seem to be scouting for the location of these vital cables at much deeper depths where finding the breaks could take much longer to repair if major damage occurred. 

Such an occurrence happened in 2007 when nearly 100 miles of underwater cable was stolen off the coast of South East Asia by pirates who wanted to sell it on the black market. The repair took nearly 3 months to complete.

The effects of such a cable breach have the potential to completely isolate a territory from outside communication; something that would be extremely beneficial in the case of armed conflict. 


"Geez Dennis, why do you have to post all these scary headlines?  Do you get some perverse joy from watching conflict break out all over the place?"


4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

So you see, our Savior Jesus told us that we would hear about all sorts of nasty things going on as His return nears but goes on to tell us that we shouldn't be afraid because all these things MUST HAPPEN.

So we are excited for Jesus to we live with more anticipation as the very things He told us to watch for come into focus.

Now remember, our BLESSED HOPE is that Jesus the Groom will come for his Bride BEFORE the wrath of God is poured out and BEFORE the Antichrist is even revealed!!

So yes, I actually do get some joy as I wonder if the trumpet could blow any day now....

16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.


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