Fresh revelations of ongoing United States’ spying on Germany’s leadership have left the German leaders and people furious. It is at the point of becoming a game-changing event in German-U.S. relations.
In an article titled “The German-American Breakup,” the Los Angeles Times wrote, “[W]ith the fresh revelation that the cia recruited an intelligence official as a spy, and the possibility of a second spy in the Defense Ministry, the fury is reaching a tipping point. U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson was called on the carpet by the German Foreign Office on July 4 about the first incident. On Thursday, Germany ordered the cia station chief in Berlin to leave” (July 10; emphasis added throughout).
This is the type of embarrassing diplomatic reprisal reserved for rogue regimes like Iran and North Korea—not for the world’s supposed superpower.
As the L.A. Times astutely states, the upshot is “Konrad Adenauer emphasized that Germany had to end its tradition of trying to maneuver between East and West as an independent power. Instead, it had to bind itself to the West, economically and militarily. Only Washington could guarantee a free and democratic West Germany. But it is precisely this tradition that is coming to an end as Germany begins to act on what it perceives as its new national interests.”
In the November-December 1954 Plain Truth, Herbert W. Armstrong wrote, “Germany inevitably [will] emerge as the leader of a united Europe. It will require some spiritual binding force to inspire this confidence—to remove these fears—and that spiritual binding force must arise from inside Europe!”
This is happening right now.
After World War ii, Konrad Adenauer understood—and principally agreed with Winston Churchill and others—that if the world was ever going to stop Germany’s ever-simmering war-making impulses, it had to be bound to the same West it tried to conquer in two bloody world wars. Thus, the forerunner to the European Union was born. In reality, it has only proved to be a fragmented socioeconomic and political basket case stealthily dominated by Germany. However, European disunity and German war guilt had made the whole empire toothless and hollow. But this is rapidly changing.
As Mr. Armstrong explained, Germany’s final rise to power would be a two-step process: First, it would need to be set adrift from America’s orbit and wedged into its historical position between the West and the East—an agitating and public fear-inducing position. Second, it would need to be infused with a hubris from an outside source—the Vatican. The first step is unfolding before our eyes.
Yet the world slumbers.
It says a lot to Germany’s leaders—and has set their teeth on edge. That is why they sent a chilling message to the White House by kicking the cia station chief in Berlin out of the country. It also should say something to our readers. America continued spying because it doesn’t like what Germany is doing behind the scenes. What do these U.S. spies see happening? Exactly what the Plain Truth and Trumpet have been proclaiming for nearly 80 years!
The Los Angeles Times article continues: “Already Germany is much more sympathetic to Russia than the United States. Schröder, the former chancellor, serves on the board of Gazprom and is a buddy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Another former chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, said that it was ‘entirely understandable’ that Putin would annex Crimea. What’s more, German business interests dictate that Berlin seek to maintain a friendly stance toward Moscow.”
Full article: German Spy Caper Will Shake World (The Trumpet)