Europe is forsaking a longtime ally as it prepares for all-out war.
The November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris caused a tremendous rift between America and the European Union. For the first time ever, a European nation—France—called on the European Union’s collective defense clause instead of turning to the American-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (nato) for help. This represents a stunning rejection of American leadership.
The nation that benefits the most from France rejecting America is Germany. Germany has dominated the EU for years. France’s move will bring the European armies together in a way that the EU founders only dreamed of.
By invoking the EU’s collective defense clause rather than nato, French President François Hollande was declaring that Europe is more than just a junior partner in America’s defense arrangement. Europe is its own power. It has its own foreign relations, its own interests, and its own goals.
Most people didn’t recognize the significance of France’s decision to call on the EU instead of nato. But it is a choice that will have a massive negative impact on America—as well as Britain and the Jewish state of Israel. It will significantly alter the history of these nations, and of Europe.
As Bavarian Finance Minister Marcus Söder said, “Paris changes everything!”
Destined to Fracture
Since the unlikely German-American alliance began after World War ii, the relationship has been strained.
Even as America helped rebuild Germany under the Marshall Plan, German leaders were already aiming for European domination once again. Our leaders have desperately tried to win the Germans over, but the Germans have not forgotten their crushing defeat at the hands of America.
“European antagonism toward the United States and its policies is now in the open,” the Plain Truth wrote in 1974. “The next few years will bring forth more misunderstanding, conflicts of interest, and at times outright hostility between the United States and Europe. Europe, including West Germany, will have to build its own unified armed forces, including nuclear weapons. Religious, as well as political forces, will play a key role in the future.”
Europe blames the American economy for the stock market crash in 2008. At that time, the financial power shifted from London and New York to Brussels and Berlin. America’s national debt is nearly $19 trillion now, yet President Barack Obama and then-House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner agreed to a budget deal that will raise the debt to $20 trillion by the end of Mr. Obama’s second term. The world has never seen such reckless spending, and you can be sure that Europe—particularly Germany—has taken notice.
Germans were repulsed when Edward Snowden exposed the extensive spying tactics employed against their nation by the U.S. National Security Agency. The tactics included wiretapping German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone and collecting heaps of digital data from the population. By that November, only 35 percent of Germans considered America to be a reliable partner for Germany. That spying scandal deepened the divide between the two longtime allies.
Europe has always resented America, but America’s leaders refuse to see it. They continue treating Europe like the greatest, most trustworthy of partners. “Europe is the cornerstone of our engagement with the rest of the world,” said Vice President Joe Biden on Feb. 2, 2013, “and is the catalyst for our global cooperation.”
Europe is viewing the Paris attacks as the start of World War iii. The Syrian refugee crisis allowed at least one of the Paris terrorists to sneak onto the Continent undetected, but Washington sees no need to change its failed foreign policy regarding Syria. President Obama continues to focus on what he views as the real greatest threat to international security: climate change.
Unrest in the Fatherland
Angela Merkel, who until recently was the most-loved leader on the planet, is now facing almost daily calls for her resignation. Germans love a kind leader during times of peace, but they have always turned to a strongman in times of war.
“Far-right groups were quick to seize on the Paris terror attacks as evidence of a need to curb immigration,” wrote the Associated Press. “While it’s the extremists on the far right who are grabbing most of the headlines, mainstream Germans are increasingly being drawn into inflammatory rhetoric—and at times anti-foreigner sentiment.”
Consequences for Appeasement
For decades, America has suffered from the delusion that appeasing our bitter enemies will somehow make them our friends. “And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours, Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted. These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her” (Ezekiel 23:5, 9-10).
This passage conveys the willingness of Aholah, or America and Britain, to cozy up to the Assyrians, or Germany. Through nato, America has given hundreds of nuclear gravity bombs to various European countries. This is a naive and deadly dangerous mistake. Europe has never been a true friend of America, especially with Germany at the helm. The subsequent verses show that the Jewish nation in the Middle East gets even more involved with Germany than America or Britain! Make no mistake: Germany will utterly annihilate our peoples! We have known this for many years.
The world will soon feel the wrath of the seventh and final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire—led by a revived Germany and straddled by the Roman Catholic Church (Revelation 17). But Christ Himself will return and put a stop to this beast. He will save all humanity! Keep your focus on this great news. ▪
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