New European Army To Be Formed Soon!

By Garner Ted Armstrong

Now, the Europeans are using very provocative language against the United States as they work to form a new European army, with its own military headquarters, separate from NATO. Recently, a top level German general said Europe must work to form a “deterrent” to the United States!

In a “mini-summit” recently, France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg said they would forge ahead with a newly configured “defense union” (“Defense”? Just who do they believe would dare attack Europe, with NATO having been in place for decades?). Such a union ignores warnings that such a move would only exacerbate the already widening rift between the US and France over the war in Iraq.

Furthermore, it is nothing short of redundant, ridiculous and unnecessary, since NATO includes the US and Britain, whose vast technological superiority (as proved in Iraq) would be plenty of powerful deterrent to any potential “enemy.” And who would want to attack Europe anyway? China? Japan? Russia? Central or South America? Any such suggestion is pure nonsense. In other words, Europe NEEDS NO “DEFENSE” OTHER THAN THAT ALREADY IN PLACE!

Therefore a “defense” force is merely a catch phrase to justify an OFFENSIVE army, ready to deploy just as rapidly as did the US in the Iraq war!

The four countries see the creation of a new “rapid reaction” force as a widening and strengthening of the presently active “Franco-German brigade,” by absorbing commandos from Belgium and Luxembourg. This obviously means a force just like that of the US, whose special forces operated inside of Iraq months before the actual bombing campaign and ground attack.

The new headquarters would be set up near Brussels (the Headquarters of NATO for decades), and could be ready for deployment as early as 2004.

For decades, I have warned that it will ultimately be EUROPE which will emerge as the number one ENEMY of the United States! Now, every geopolitical move strongly indicates such a scenario is in the making!

Relations between France and the US are at the lowest ebb ever! US-German relations are no better! Vladimir Putin, of whom George Bush said, “he is my friend,” and claimed to have “looked into his soul” during Putin’s visit to Bush’s Crawford, Texas ranch, recently decided to use a photo op to stick Britain’s Tony Blair with a pointed barb – saying, “So where are your weapons of mass destruction?” referring to the inability, so far, of coalition troops to come up with the “smoking gun” of WMD. Blair was obviously stung, and embarrassed by Putin’s unexpected barb.

This shows the thinking of most Russians and Europeans. Unless clear evidence of WMD is shown, all of them will continue to believe (and to loudly voice such belief) that the war was entirely illegitimate; that the Bush-Cheny-Haliburton-Oil allegations are true, and that the US is merely in the hands of a gun-totin’ “Cowboy”!

Clearly, Europe is smarting under being treated as an unnecessary entity, a second-class power. From as far back as the 1960’s, leaders in Germany were calling for a United Europe with nuclear weapons; a Europe which could rival the United States.

In my booklet “A United States of Europe – When?” I printed about fifty-four of the dozens of quotations spanning many decades appearing in the Plain Truth magazine (of which I was executive editor at the time), and many other publications from the late 1970’s until this present time. Here is but a sample. Notice carefully the DATES on these articles:

The Plain Truth, March 1962, p. 26: “Fascism in Europe is about to be reborn in respectable business attire, and the Treaty of Rome will finally be implemented to its fullest extent ... the dream of a Holy Roman Empire returning to power to dominate and direct the so-called forces of Christian mankind of the Western world is not dead, but still stalks through the antechambers of every national capital of continental Western Europe ... IN THE DETERMINATION OF THE LEADERS IN THE COMMON MARKET NATIONS TO RESTORE THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE WITH ALL THAT THAT MEANS!” [Northwest Technocrat, Vol. XXV, No. 205]. “United within ancient boundaries of the Holy Roman Empire; united by the common spiritual bond of universal Catholicism; united in a burgeoning and booming industrial economy that dominates today's world; united geographically in the most productive and industrial complex on earth – at least TEN NATIONS OF MODERN EUROPE WILL MARCH ONTO THE SCENE OF WORLD HISTORY AS THE GREATEST SINGLE HUMAN FORCE EVER SEEN BY MAN!

“This United Europe will form a non-aggression pact or political alignment of some sort with the Soviet East. This United Europe will then consolidate its gains...”

The Plain Truth, May 1962, p. 9: “With all eyes on COMMUNISM, and its threat to the peace of the world, a little-recognized new threat is rising up in Western Europe!”

The Plain Truth, May 1962, p. 45: “And how about the West, which has succored and supported the Germans so long? How about NATO and the string of other pacts which bind West Germany to the West? Dr. Mende [then leader of German Free Democratic Party] doesn’t say it in so many words. But what he implies is quite clear. The West can go to the devil ... Germany wants (1) reunification of East and West Germany, (2) the recovery of the Eastern territories lost after the war, (3) security from being attacked from the East, and (4) more trade! The Germans well realize that only the Russians can offer a united Germany. The reunification of Germany is only possible through an agreement of some kind with Russia.”

The Plain Truth, November 1962, p. 9: “Forming ... is the great power in Europe we foretold years ago ... the coming United States of Europe – foretold in these pages when the ... world scoffed!”

Ibid., p. 10: “Just as certainly as we restore Western Europe to economic prosperity, and then to military power, a successor to Hitler will emerge, gain control of this power through a “United States of Europe,” which we [the United States government] are also encouraging, and we shall then wake up, too late, to realize we have restored our fascist enemy [with] the power to destroy us! ... battlefields are becoming economic, just as we said they would ... the movement is ... forming toward complete political solidification!”

The Plain Truth, November 1962, p. 21: “Listen, now, to some of the most shocking news releases of recent times!

"ONLY THOSE DEAF TO THE SOUND OF HISTORY can fail to be excited by the French-German rapprochement and the steady movement toward the ‘making of Europe’...Historically, political union over so great a space came only from conquest or from the spread of a common culture. Where, in modern times, Napoleon, Bismarck, Hitler and Stalin failed, reason and mutual necessity are succeeding. A European political union would mean little if the ultimate power of deciding whether it fights – and dies – is going to rest with the Americans.”

Ibid,. p. 22: “In a recent address at Harvard University, Professor Walter Hallstein, president of the European Economic Community, said, ‘... the ... Market is ... highly political.’ He considers it the substructure for a hoped-for United States of Europe. He said, ‘I want to stress that ... it is political, not just that it tends toward a political goal.’

The Plain Truth, January 1963, p. 5: “Daring new plans for monetary reform and economic planning are on the drawing boards. These will so inextricably mesh the economies of the Six, reports Time, that they will ‘clear the way for the final goal of a POLITICALLY UNITED EUROPE.’”

Ibid., pp. 28, 29: “So Germany – not atheistic, communist Russia – is ultimately going to support an Arab union against the Jews and against Israel, Britain and America! This is what prophecy foretells!”

The Plain Truth, March 1963, p. 3: “...a German STRONG MAN is the logical choice to ascend to the helm of the new POLITICAL UNITED EUROPE.”

Ibid., p. 14: “Der Spiegel ... was especially critical of the great number of former Nazis who were being wooed by Bonn to join the government ranks. The West German Regime defended its policy of permitting former top-ranking Nazis to become an integral part of the New German Democracy.”

The Plain Truth, August 1963, p. 5: “...the new Germany is. ..the burgeoning giant of industry, the ultra-modern, snappy new military power of Europe, the political force and power of an emerging new empire! ... the plain facts of the Common Market, Germany's growing inroads into world trade, Germany’s rising military might as the strongest continental partner in NATO, Germany’s economic condition, Germany’s ... lack of unemployment, and the new Germany in actual facts and figures truly IS surprising!”

The Plain Truth, July 1963, p. 22: “...when you see a revived, remilitarized Germany, at the head of a UNITED STATES OF EUROPE ... MARCHING INTO PALESTINE - then ... the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION IS BEGINNING!”

The Plain Truth, December 1963, p. 3, “The New Germany - Friend, or FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER?”: “It's a brand-new, pulsating, glittering, glamour world of modern industry in Western Europe that is destined to change the course of your life! You would be amazed, if you could see with your own eyes the ... New Germany ... Only a few short years ago, in the ... recent memory of so many of us, Germany was a ... beaten nation ... cities in twisted, wasted rubble! Yet in just an amazingly short time, West Germany now challenges even the gigantic industrial power of the United States in most world markets!”

The Plain Truth, December 1963, p. 48: “So long as present German prosperity continues ... the Nazi takeover will not be possible! But – should any severe threat to that hard-won prosperity come – the picture will change ... VIOLENTLY in Germany ... your Bible predicts a great TRADE WAR between the economic power in Europe and the United States. It predicts terrible financial collapse of this country ... Germany ... would not escape unscathed in a hot trade war between the Common Market and the United States. Terrible economic disasters would result ... and ... a new Nazi Germany!”

These ought to be sufficient to PROVE the consistency of that warning! It has taken much longer than I then thought it would. But now, it is happening, and happening rapidly! Whether one would want to believe it or not, the modern Germans are descendants of the ancient Assyrians (see the section on “Germany” in my book, “Europe and America In Prophecy”). Of these people, God says, “O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

“I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

“Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few” (Isaiah 10:5-7). This is a graphic description of the warlike nature of the German people. One cursory glance at history from the time of the Holy Roman empire through two world wars should be sufficient proof to any skeptic of the accuracy of that statement in the prophecy that “it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.”

Perhaps there is not the slightest clue, or dream, in the heart of a single German politician, or general or admiral that a United States of Europe, led by GERMANY could ever actually CONQUER the United States! Perhaps the mood today is merely a desire to be a balancing power, to be as they have expressed, a “deterrent” to the United States. But what is afoot is nothing short of another “COLD WAR” – THIS TIME BETWEEN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES!

It is only a matter of time until a global economic collapse results in rampant inflation, then great depression, then the rise of DICTATORSHIPS, and the collapse of many present-day pacts and treaties.

Truly, you are living in a time of the rapid development of END-TIME prophecies!

Therefore, as Christ commands, “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man” (Luke 21:36).

Finally, another poignant quotation from Jacques Chirac, the French president, who said, “Quite naturally a multi-polar world is being created, whether one likes it or not. It’s inevitable. For balance to exist, there will have to be a strong Europe. Relations between the European Union and the United States will have to be a partnership between equals.”


 

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