Russia Cyberattacks Norway

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Exterior of the satellite antenna in Longyearbyen, Norway (iStock.com/Dmitry_Chulov)

 

Increasing provocations from Moscow will have a worrying effect on the nations of Europe.

Russia has carried out repeated acts of “extensive electronic jamming” of satellite signals in Norway, the head of Norway’s foreign intelligence unit said during a national risk assessment report on February 11.

“This is not only a new challenge for Norwegian and Allied training operations,” Morten Haga Lunde said in the report. “Jamming is also a threat to, among others, civilian air traffic and police and health operations in peacetime.”

Lunde enumerated multiple incidents since 2017 in which global positioning system signals in Norway have been disrupted by cyberattacks originating in Russia. He pointed out that the disruptions have often occurred during military exercises such as last month’s British attack helicopters maneuvers in Norway and nato’s Trident Juncture drills last year.

During some jamming incidents, the Russian military simultaneously flew strategic bombers along the Norwegian coast. “At least two of these aircraft were visibly equipped with the new crossover missile AS-23,” Lunde said.

Officials in Finland said in November that Russian operatives were believed to be behind similar attacks on Finnish gps signals.

An ‘Achilles’ Heel’

Mr. Flurry wrote: “America is the greatest superpower this world has ever known. But we have a very vulnerable point in our military—our own Achilles’ heel. It is so dangerous that I am amazed it hasn’t received more publicity.”

Mr. Flurry said that examining the Western world’s cybervulnerability called to mind a Bible prophecy recorded in Ezekiel 7. Verses 1 through 3 show that God is speaking to “the land of Israel” in the time of “the end,” which mainly refers to the United States and Britain in the modern era. (You can prove this truth by studying our free book The United States and Britain in Prophecy, by Herbert W. Armstrong.)

Verse 8 shows that this is describing a future time when God punishes these nations for their “abominations” and their rejection of His law. Verse 14 details one result of this punishment: “They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.”

Mr. Flurry called this an “alarming” passage and explained: “It seems everybody is expecting our people to go into battle, but the greatest tragedy imaginable occurs! Nobody goes to battle—even though the trumpet is blown! Will it be because of a computer terrorist?”

Isaiah 59 provides more details about this future time of chaos. In verses 9 and 10, the people of America and Britain are shown to be stripped of vision: “[W]e wait for light, but behold obscurity; [we wait] for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.” This is true in a spiritual sense. It is clear today that the United States and the United Kingdom are in thick spiritual blindness. The vision that is absent in this prophecy could also include physical types, including that provided by satellites such as those of the U.S.-based gps.

‘Russia Frightens Europe—and Fulfills Bible Prophecy’

Lunde’s report about the threat Russia poses to Norway is also significant in light of Bible prophecies about Europe’s role in end-time events.

Fifteen years ago, just after Russian President Vladimir Putin had manipulated an election in a way that tightened his grip on power, Mr. Flurry wrote that Putin’s move and “Europe’s acute fear” of it “caused a Bible prophecy to flash into [his] mind.”

In his article “Russia Frightens Europe—and Fulfills Bible Prophecy,” Mr. Flurry quoted parts of Daniel 11. Verses 40 and 44 say that “tidings out of the east and out of the north” will “trouble” a power called “the king of the north.” Mr. Flurry explained that this is about modern-day Russia frightening modern-day Europe, and thereby prompting the Europeans to militarize and unite behind a strong leader.

He wrote that a combination of historic and current events are leading to this event. “Europeans still remember how violent Russia was in World War ii, and Russia is a close neighbor with massive piles of nuclear weapons,” he wrote.

Putin’s increasingly dictatorial and militaristic direction, he wrote, “will hasten the uniting of the European Union” and “will cause Germany and other European nations to want a stronger leader.”

Mr. Flurry wrote: “Throughout history, Germany has often sought a strong leader. Bible prophecy says it will do so again—for the last time!”

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