Beyond the EU

BERLIN/NUUK/REYKJAVÍK/TÓRSHAVN (Own report) – Whereas the Brexit has been met with wholesale rejection by the German and other EU member states’ establishments, it was positively assessed in the little noticed countries of Northwest Europe, growing in strategic importance. Iceland’s president recently invited Great Britain to enhance its cooperation with the “triangle of non-EU countries,” meaning Iceland, and the autonomous regions Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which are part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Greenland left the European Community (EC) in 1982; the Faroe Islands have never been members and Iceland officially withdrew its application for EU membership in 2015. All three countries refuse nuclear weapons and NATO’s missile defense shield on their territories, while showing a greater openness towards Russia than most other western countries. Iceland and particularly Greenland have been growing in their strategic importance with the impending opening of Arctic sea routes and exploitation of Arctic natural resources. German experts have already suggested inciting Greenland to secede from Denmark. This would offer Germany greater influence on Greenland and consequently on the Arctic’s political, economic and military affairs.

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The Global Arms Race, Germany’s White Paper and the End of Anglo-American Dominance

 

British Prime Minister David Cameron stepped down yesterday. Today’s show compares the state of Britain now to six years ago, when Mr. Cameron came into office. Also on today’s show, your host Stephen Flurry examines Germany’s newly released paper on defense: “White Paper 2016: On German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr.” Continue reading

At the Russian Border

BERLIN/WARSAW (Own report) – NATO wound up its summit in Warsaw, Saturday, with a decision to bolster its arms buildup. The measures decided by the Western war alliance are particularly aimed at Russia. Four battalion-sized NATO-“Battle Groups” will be deployed in Poland and the Baltic countries – one under German command. NATO will also support Ukraine’s armed forces and reinforce its presence on the Black Sea. The war alliance pursues its propaganda of Cold-War style alleged threat scenarios. With allusion to the “Fulda Gap,” NATO identifies today a “Suwalki Gap” between northeastern Poland and southern Lithuania as an alleged gateway for Russian troops to Kaliningrad through Belarus, against which, NATO would be “helpless.” Statistics show that the “helpless” NATO invests thirteen times more than Russia in its military. While the EU is enhancing its cooperation with the western war alliance, the US is heating up the next major conflict – with China – through its deployment of a missile defense system in Asia.

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Germany draws up plans for greater military powers in EU and NATO

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PARADE: German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen inspects the troops

 

GERMANY wants a bigger military role in NATO and the EU, according to papers due out this week.

Proposals to improve the country’s security defences and boost its political clout marks a significant shift in foreign policy which has deliberately steered clear of controversial global and military affairs since the end of the Second World War.

The German defence ministry will release a white paper stating it is ready to “assume responsibility” and “help meet current and future security and humanitarian challenges”.

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China’s Hundred-Year Strategy

Beijing has a documented plan to be the premier global superpower by 2049. It’s over halfway there. 

Americans think in four-year election cycles. Chinese leaders think in terms of centuries. Just leaf through the glossy, cream-colored, gold-flecked pages of The Governance of China. This anthology of political theories by Chinese President Xi Jinping is considered almost sacred scripture in Beijing.

Across 18 chapters about leading the most populous nation on the planet, Xi outlines his utopian vision for the Chinese people. In the world he describes, the Chinese are heirs to an ancient and unique civilization entitled to a privileged position among nations. In this world, China is an economic, cultural and military superpower, while the United States is no longer a major geopolitical power.

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Fundamental Readjustment

BERLIN (Own report) – Just a few days before the NATO summit opens in Poland’s capital Warsaw, German think tanks are not only pushing for stationing combat troops at Russia’s borders but even for the expansion of the West’s nuclear arsenal. A “revision” of NATO’s “nuclear strategy” is “urgently needed,” because, vis à vis Moscow, for a “credible deterrence” a “nuclear component” is necessary, explained the CDU-affiliated Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The German government’s main military policy think tank, the Federal College for Security Studies (BAKS) is also calling for the transatlantic alliance to reach a “new strategic nuclear consensus,” to contain Russia, the “anti-western power.” The implementation of the missile defense system in NATO’s eastern European member countries is also explained with Moscow’s alleged “aggressivity” and the derived need for “deterrence.” The western military alliance demonstrates its “political capability to take action” against Russia, by its “close involvement” of the formally neutral countries Sweden and Finland “in NATO processes,” according to the author. Besides, both think tanks admit their commitment to militaristic “global crisis management.” According to the Adenauer Foundation, NATO must be able to address and “neutralize threats wherever they arise.” The think tank explicitly considers the “flow of migrants” in this category.

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Germany Makes Gains in the Scramble Over Latin America’s Resources

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Latin America’s political shifts are opening doors for Germany’s economy.

Many nations today are casting their gaze upon a land where natural resources are found in abundance, where raw materials are yet to be extracted, and where renewable energy resources haven’t reached their full potential. They are ogling Latin America as a region that could help them secure their economic future.

For a time, China, and to some degree Russia, seemed to gain the upper edge.

But the Trumpet did not expect that arrangement to last. “[B]e assured that Europe will not stand by passively and allow Beijing and Moscow to elbow it off the dance floor,” we wrote last year.

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Headline: ‘The Rise of a German Superstate’

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Britain’s departure from the European Union has ignited a new push to reshape Europe. Headlines are appearing almost daily warning about the rise of a “German superstate” and a more integrated, core group of European nations. To students of Bible prophecy, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. For over 70 years, Herbert W. Armstrong warned about a coming united Europe with Germany at the helm. The Bible explains that Europe will soon be cut down to a union of 10 kings who will give their power to Germany. On today’s show, listen to Stephen Flurry discuss how rapidly these prophecies are being fulfilled. Continue reading

Poland to push for ‘radical’ new EU treaty

This isn’t the same European superpower vision as the Germans have. This is a distinct Polish vision of a European superpower where Germans would be kicked out of power. It would be difficult to see the Polish plan work because the Fourth Reich runs the show. Germany is the powerhouse of Europe.

Either way, however it works out in the end, a United States of Europe is still coming. We are told the next and final kingdom before God’s kingdom will be of iron mixed with clay, which makes differing neighbors a given.

What’s been reported here for five years is now in the open. It’s Bible prophecy in the making, in real time.

 

The EU should have a new treaty that shifts power from the European Commission to EU states and Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk should resign, Poland has indicated ahead of Tuesday’s (28 June) summit.

Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski told press on Monday that prime minister Beata Szydlo would likely outline Poland’s post-Brexit vision at the leaders’ dinner.

“These proposals are quite radical. We are thinking about a new European treaty and to give the main power in the EU to the European Council, not the commission,” he said. Continue reading

Flexible Union with a European FBI

BERLIN (Own report) – Berlin is applying intense pressure in the aftermath of the Brexit, to reorganize the EU. Under the slogan, “flexible Union,” initial steps are being taken to establish a “core Europe.” This would mean an EU, led by a small, tight-knit core of countries, with the rest of the EU member countries being subordinated to second-class status. At the same time, the President of the European Parliament and Germany’s Minister of the Economy (both SPD) are calling for the communitarization of the EU’s foreign policy, reinforcement of its external borders, the enhancement of domestic repression and the creation of a “European FBI.” The German chancellor has invited France’s president and Italy’s prime minister to Berlin on Monday to stipulate in advance, measures to be taken at the EU-summit on Tuesday. German media commentators are speaking in terms of the EU’s “new directorate” under Berlin’s leadership. At the same time, Berlin is intensifying pressure on London. The chair of the Bundestag’s EU Commission predicts a new Scottish referendum on secession and calls for Scotland’s rapid integration into the EU. German politicians in the European Parliament are exerting pressure for rapidly implementing the Brexit and reorganizing the EU. Chancellor Merkel has reiterated her veiled threat that “reconciliation and peace” in Europe are “anything but self-evident,” should European countries choose to no longer be integrated in the EU.

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UK-US special relationship shaky following Brexit vote

What was told seven years ago is coming to fruition:

Goodbye, Britain. Hello, Europe.

The special relationship between America and Britain is done. Any talk of continuance that you hear is just that. The baton is now being passed to the Fourth Reich which will pave the way for Europe’s future.

 

Washington likely to hasten pivot towards Germany as top European ally

As one special relationship falters, another may beckon. The British vote to leave the EU could hasten a changing of the guard among Washington’s European allies, with Germany replacing the UK as its most important partner.

In the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote, the White House has gone out of its way to emphasise the enduring links that will remain between the US and the UK. “One thing that will not change is the special relationship that exists between our two nations,” US President Barack Obama said on Friday. Continue reading

The First Exit

Will this “core group” consist of ten nations in a new kingdom with ten kings, as Bibically prophesied in Revelation 13: 1,2 and Daniel 7? Only time will tell.

LONDON/BERLIN (Own report) – The British people’s vote yesterday to take their country out of the EU is shaking up the EU, and Berlin’s plans to use the EU for its own hegemonic policies. With a 72 percent turnout, 52 percent of the British voters opted to wave good-bye to the EU. This vote has a major impact on Berlin, not only because Europe’s second largest economy – after Germany’s – and a prominent military power will be leaving the EU and therefore no longer be available for German hegemonic policies imposed via the EU. It also can lead to a domino effect. Calls for referendums are being raised in other EU member countries. In several member countries, the EU’s growing unpopularity is reinforcing centrifugal forces. The Swedish foreign minister has explicitly warned of a “spill-over effect” that could lead to a Swedish EU exit. In the German media, demands are being raised to simply ignore the referendum and let the British parliament vote in favor of remaining in the EU. Berlin has already begun reinforcing its national positions – independent of the EU.

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Post-Brexit headlines for June 24, 2016, and more

As stated in the past, the Brexit will have ramifications that won’t bode well for Great Britain and some that will. For starters, the British finally have a voice that has been heard.

It’s also better that they don’t become subjugated to the Berlin-Brussels axis. However, the benefits and disadvantages get tricky as it will also make it easier for this axis to consolidate control and rein over Europe unimpeded, allowing for the United States of Europe to be created.

The largest problem Britain faces is isolation and lack of representation on the European continent. This will prove to be true in the coming months and years as they will lose support for British territories world-wide, especially Gibraltar.

Spain is now pouncing on an opportunity that was warned about months ago, if not years: It’s gunning for Gibraltar.

 

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Bible Prophecy Foretold a Brexit!

Due to the gravity and importance of the subject, the article in its entirety will remain archived here.

 

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who campaigned hard for the Remain campaign, suffered a stunning defeat in the June 23 referendum. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

 

Britain’s departure from Europe is a geopolitically significant event. But did you know Bible prophecy said it would happen?

Millions of people decided whether Britain would remain a member of the European Union on June 23. The British people have made their opinion clear.

Did you know that God had an opinion on this subject as well?

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Why Britain’s Vote on EU Membership Is So Momentous

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Watch the Brexit vote today. Whichever way it goes, it could mark a turning point for Europe and the world.

Britain’s referendum on its membership in the European Union is its most important decision in a generation. But regardless of which option the Brits choose, June 23 could mark a major turning point, both for Britain and for the EU. The referendum is forecast to be close.

The Fate of Europe

Even if Britain votes to stay, it will not deepen its ties with the European Union. Britain has no appetite for handing over more power to Brussels.

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