Germany’s European Army and an Interview With the Son of Hitler’s Lawyer and Top Nazi

In addition to our regular This Week in Germany feature, we want to pass on an exciting announcement: Tomorrow, German journalist and author Niklas Frank will visit our Edstone campus near Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Frank is the son of Hans Frank, the man that Adolf Hitler appointed governor general of Poland during World War ii.

Frank openly detests his father and what he did during the war, and has written and spoken about him extensively. But in addition to speaking about Germany’s past, he has also been warning about its future.

This year, he published a book about how Germany did not de-Nazify itself after Word War ii: Dunkle Seele Feiges Maul (Dark Soul, Deceitful Lips). He details how Nazis took back key positions of the government just a few years after the war ended. His book is currently only available in German, but he has been traveling and delivering the same message, warning that Germany still poses a potential danger to Europe and the world.

He recently told the bbcDon’t trust us.”

Frank will be on campus tomorrow, appearing live in studio on the Trumpet Daily Radio Show (7 a.m. Central Time in the United States). This special program will be available to stream live on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, as well as the regular stream here at theTrumpet.com. The recording will be available after the fact. Frank will also record video interviews with theTrumpet.com staff.

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Radical Islam and Britain’s Sickness

Listen to the May 24, 2017 edition of the Trumpet Daily Radio Show.

The “keep calm and carry on” mentality isn’t stopping terrorists from carrying out horrific attacks on British soil. On Monday night, a suicide bomber detonated a homemade bomb packed with metal objects meant to inflict maximum damage on his target: teenage girls exiting a pop concert. After 22 people were killed and over 50 wounded, Britain’s leadership rushed to the defense of its Muslim population and urged citizens to carry on as usual—a tactic that has yet to produce any positive results. Instead of asking why Britain’s little girls are being slaughtered, the government instead prosecutes those who spew so-called “hate speech” about Islam. What will it take for Britain to wake up to the real problem? Tune in for this and more on today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show.

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Miracles in Six Days

The story of the amazing, documented miracles that led the small nation of Israel to victory 50 years ago

May 24th this year is Jerusalem Day, Israel’s national holiday that commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War in 1967. The brief, miraculous war brought Jerusalem under full Jewish control for the first time in 2,000 years. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this reunification.

The little nation of Israel faced destruction. Its army of 275,000 soldiers was about to be set upon by the combined powers of four great kingdoms wielding 456,000 military men. Only a miracle could save the nation from sure destruction.

This could easily be mistaken for one of the great biblical battles Israel fought. The fact is, though, that this war remains in living memory. The little nation of Israel, having only been formally reestablished in its biblical homeland in 1948, was, by 1967, facing destruction by four major Arab nations and many other supporting belligerents. The combined might of Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan was about to bear down on the little nation of less than 2.5 million Jews. Israel had half as many soldiers, less than half the tanks, and only a quarter of the aircraft. Yet against the greatest of odds, a truly miraculous victory was won by Israel in what is today known as the Six-Day War.

Rumblings of War, Initial Successes

The Arab nations surrounding Israel had never accepted the official 1948 international reinstatement of the land as a Jewish state. They fought bitterly in the 1948 Arab War to try to destroy the fledgling Jewish nation but were defeated. In 1967, they planned to try again, combining forces once more to defeat Israel in what should have been a quick and decisive victory. Yet within six days, Israel had defeated the Arab armies, tripled the area of land under Israeli control, and fully reclaimed Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.

Israel was aware of the plans the Arab alliance had been making for war. The mass movements of heavy Arab artillery, the blocking of a major sea lane to Israel, and a truce between a number of Arab nations all made the impending war obvious. Israel had a choice: wait to be attacked, or strike the first blow.

Early in the morning on June 5, 1967, nearly 200 Israeli airplanes took to the sky, making their way toward Egypt. Jordan, picking up the Israeli air force movements by radar, forwarded a coded warning to Egypt. In a miraculous stroke, however, the Egyptians had changed their message-coding equipment without notifying the Jordanians. As such, the Israeli planes were able to knock out more than 300 Egyptian planes—more than half the Egyptian air force—in only three hours! For some reason, no order was given for the Egyptian antiaircraft missile batteries to retaliate. By the end of that initial day, two-thirds of the Syrian Air Force had also been destroyed, along with most of the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

For the Arab alliance, things got worse. Rank ineptitude and disorder reigned. Israeli desert troops made their way into the Sinai Peninsula, readying an attack on the well-armed Kusseima military outpost. Massive explosions were heard within the base, and by the time the Israelis arrived, they found the Egyptians had already destroyed their own equipment and fled. Egypt had abandoned other military bases as well.

Surely such military successes were too much for just the little nation of Israel to accomplish. The belligerent Arab nations hoped to deceive their people by propaganda that Israel was being supported by the U.S. and Britain. This was completely false—even the beaten-back King Hussein of Jordan finally requested military help from the British he had so readily accused!

Miracles from Golan to Tiran

The Golan Heights was a well-fortified Syrian front in the Six-Day War. Israeli commander Musa Klein, stationed in the Heights, had only 25 men left in his platoon after fierce fighting. Approaching a Syrian position, he ordered it to be charged upon by his few men, unaware that it was one of the strongest Syrian positions in the Heights, rigged with an impressive array of machine guns, mortars and bunkers. The Syrians were ordered not to fire until the Israelis were at point-blank range, just in front of the doubled row of trench wire—but they waited too long. All of a sudden, a cry of Arabic rang out: The Jews are already inside, and we’ve taken heavy casualties! The commander’s attack had been an outstanding success.

The Israelis had been expecting a fierce and bloody land battle on the well-fortified Golan Heights, as the Arab bunkers were impervious to conventional airstrikes. However, by June 10, before many of the enemy positions had even been set upon by the Israelis, the Syrians had left their weapons and fled their positions in a state of panic!

The miracles just kept happening. There is the story of an Israel Defense Forces’ vehicle, heavily laden with highly explosive equipment, which had been parked in Jerusalem on a delivery to resupply ammunition to the Israeli soldiers. If the vehicle had been hit by the ongoing Arab shelling, the ensuing explosion would have destroyed several nearby buildings and potentially ended numerous lives. In fact, the vehicle was directly hit by an Arab shell. But the shell did not explode—it merely landed harmlessly atop the Israeli shells stacked inside the vehicle!

A reservist Israeli cab driver tells his story of the conflict. He and another reservist were on patrol near the Tiran Straits. All of a sudden the two men, armed with light weapons, met with an Egyptian half-track, filled with Egyptian soldiers and mounted machine guns. Death seemed imminent. The Israeli men pointed their inferior weapons at the enemy and waited to be mowed down. The cab driver described (via Arutz Sheva):

The half-track came to a halt, and we decided to cautiously approach it. We found 18 armed soldiers inside sitting with guns in hand, with a petrified look on their faces. They looked at us with great fear as though begging for mercy. I shouted “Hands up!” As we were marching them and I had returned to a state of calm, I asked the Egyptian sergeant next to me, “Tell me, why didn’t you shoot at us?” He answered, “I don’t know. My arms froze—they became paralyzed. My whole body was paralyzed, and I don’t know why.”

Are the Days of Miracles Really Over?

The statistics from the war are amazing. For every Israeli who perished in the conflict, 25 of the enemy died. For every Israeli prisoner of war, there were over 394 Arab POWs. For every Israeli plane that was downed, more than 11 Arab planes were lost. The Arabs called the conflict an-Naksah, or “The Setback.” That is some setback! The Israelis called it the “Six-Day War”—not only to identify the miraculously short length of the war, but also to evoke the six days of creation.

There are many more miracles that happened during the Six-Day War that you can read about. They certainly cannot be regarded as blind luck. They are a testament to the power and intervention of the great God. Israel had indeed won a miraculous war—the sort you read about in the Bible. Prayers had incessantly been offered up by Jews in Israel and around the world for deliverance from the might of the Arab invaders. After the war, on Shavuot (Pentecost), hundreds of thousands of Jews arrived in the recently recaptured city of Jerusalem, offering up prayers of thanks to God for His miraculous delivery from the jaws of the Arab armies.

Many dismiss God and His miracles of the Bible as having never happened. Still others will accept the proven biblical record but believe that the day of miracles is now gone—that God does not intervene in world affairs like He once did. Is this really true? Have we seen the last of the great biblical miracles?

Just as ancient archaeological history can help prove the biblical record, recent secular history shows that great miracles have happened when a nation looks to God during times of crises and when God has a definite purpose being worked out.

God certainly does deliver His people when they cry out to Him. Leviticus 26 says: “If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them … ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight … ” (verses 3, 7-8). These verses certainly come to mind with the stories from the Six-Day War. That is not to say the Jews were completely righteous in their observance of God’s commands. If Israel completely relied on God, as the nation should have from the moment it left the slavery of Egypt, it would not have had to fight a single battle (Exodus 14:13-14; 23:27-28). But God still hears the prayers of those who cry out to Him for deliverance.

And so we see that the day of miracles is not past. No army is too much for our Creator to handle. As Isaiah 40 says: “Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance …. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing …. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”

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Economists Warn South Africa Against Land Seizures

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Economists Warn South Africa Against Land Seizures

Political economist Moeletsi Mbeki recently warned that Zimbabwe-style land seizures do not actually lead to economic liberation. He delivered this warning at an event hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation on May 10. Mbeki said that the demands of Marxist political parties, like the Economic Freedom Fighters, to confiscate white-owned farmland without compensation will only devastate South Africa’s economy.

“These are highly qualified people with no idea about the history of South Africa …” Mbeki said. “They come up with policies to seize land, and to do what with it, they don’t know.”

Mbeki then noted that the economic crash that resulted when Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe forcibly expelled 4,000 white farmers from their land. He said that this measure opened the door for a new colonial power to move in and purchase these farms. “About 80 percent of tobacco growers are given money by the Chinese to grow tobacco to the specifics of Chinese cigarette companies,” he said. “Before they sold to an open market, now they are slaves to China.”

These comments came shortly after Zimbabwe’s minister of tourism warned South Africa’s president not to copy Zimbabwe’s disastrous land-seizure program. “We copied Marxism for so long in Africa with dire consequences,” Walter Mzembi said in an interview with the Financial Times. “We were left with something that didn’t work at all. [Soviet President Mikhail] Gorbachev abandoned it, and we were left like this.”

Last March, South African President Jacob Zuma endorsed forced confiscation of white-owned lands without compensation. For years, the South African government looked at Zimbabwe’s example as a cautionary tale. But now Zuma is looking to compromise with the Economic Freedom Fighters and its leader Julius Malema in a bid to “unite black people in South Africa” around the rallying cry of land confiscation. This policy is stirring up race and class hatred in a country already beset by violence. Approximately 10 percent of white farmers in South Africa—over 3,000 people—have been murdered since 1994.

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The Australian Diet of Avocados and Ignorance

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The Australian Diet of Avocados and Ignorance

Australia is ‘sleepwalking’ in a deadly new world.

BRISBANE—Australia sure is lucky. Aside from the bombing of Darwin and a submarine attack in Sydney Harbor, the continent has remained relatively unscathed by modern warfare. As the anthem suggests, Australia’s people have been left to their “boundless soil and wealth for toil,” protected in a home “girt by sea.” But our isolation could be our undoing, according to former Defense Chief Chris Barrie, who is concerned Australia’s leaders are “sleepwalking” toward war.

Speaking at the Australian Leadership Retreat, Barrie fears that war for Australia is “reasonably close.” While touching on a range of issues from instability in Turkey to the simmering South China Sea, Barrie is primarily concerned by Australia’s casual approach to crises:

I think we live in the luxury of a country that has been very good to us. And I don’t think we take seriously enough the challenges that we are now confronting. It’s very easy to just motor along thinking, “not much has changed.”

Such observations should be splashed across the news. But the comments made little more than a ripple. Perhaps if Barrie had spoken about avocados, he would have had more success in getting his message to the masses.

In a recent interview on 60 Minutes, wealthy Australian developer Tim Gurner gave financial advice to Australian millennials trying to enter the property market. During the interview, Gurner critiqued the younger generation, stating, “When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for 19 bucks and four coffees at $4 each.” The implication was that many young Australians feel entitled to luxuries and assume they can have the beachfront bungalow to go with it.

Following the interview, the latte-entitled, avocado-fueled public began its backlash against Gurner. He was branded as immoral, obnoxious, dishonest, out-of-touch and worse.

But Gurner had hit the nail on the head. The new generation of Aussies do not realize they are blinded by entitlement. Most want to enjoy the entertainment and leisure Australia has to offer and simultaneously complain when they find out they do not have enough money to buy their dream homes.

Entering suburbs like Fitzroy brings almost a sense of detachment from reality. People pay exorbitant prices for deconstructed coffees and other bizarre trends. Yes, some can afford it, but for a millennial planning to buy a home or raise a family, or just save money, a $19 avocado on toast is simply an unaffordable luxury, whether he realizes it or not.

But according to Roy Morgan Research:

During the 2015/2016 financial year, Australians spent almost $105 billion on things—“discretionary commodities” spanning clothes and shoes, hardware, appliances and furniture, home entertainment products and sporting goods, games and toys, perfume and cosmetics, and more—purchasing around 85.5 million of these items between them.

And millennials wonder why they struggle to enter the property market!

But what does this all have to do with Barrie’s comments on Australia “sleepwalking” toward war?

Everything. Barrie was concerned that Australians were unaware that the world around them was changing. Does a nation squabbling over avocados and entitlement seem like a nation preparing for hard times?

Are everyday Australians even willing to sit up and entertain the possibility that regional problems could reach our shores? Surely many millennials would laugh at the notion that modern Australia could go to war with its neighbors. As the Aussie adage goes, “She’ll be right, mate!” This young generation assumes that life will go on as normal and focuses on quibbling over luxuries.

The hipster suburbs of Melbourne might be the obvious example, but from Steep Point to Cape Byron, people are suffering from the same crisis of ignorance.

In a sense, the lucky country has been our undoing. Australia has been so isolated and so blessed for so long that it becomes hard to realize most other countries don’t have what we have, and they are doing something about it. Meanwhile Australians enjoy the current prosperity without heeding how it will be maintained tomorrow, let alone the more serious things in life.

What will it take for Australia to put down the fidget spinner, turn off the footy and take a good hard look at the nation’s trajectory? It needs to happen now, because you can guarantee the likes of China and Russia are not sitting back sipping lattes! These nations are rising to power, and rising fast. Australia’s historic allies are weakening. The Aussie economy is trembling as the housing bubble stretches to the breaking point. These are just a few of the nation-toppling crises we face.

The world is indeed preparing for war. And as Barrie said, in Australia “not much has changed.”

So where to start? Why not put down the $19 toast and take a good hard look at world events—not sports and celebrities—but real news. Look at the news that is going to affect you, your family and your nation—Australia or not.

The Trumpet uses a single overarching criterion that sets it apart from other news sources and keeps it focused on what truly is important. That criterion is prophetic significance. The Trumpet seeks to show how current events are fulfilling the biblically prophesied description of the prevailing state of affairs just before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Those preceding times are forecast to be dark, but there is still enough time for you to do something about it. You don’t need to sleepwalk into war as our nations have done time and again. Read the Trumpet to begin to really understand your world.

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Trump’s Greatest Critic: The German Media

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Trump’s Greatest Critic: The German Media

The Trump presidency has seen a drastic decline in America’s popularity, especially in Germany.

A recently released Harvard journalism study found that 80 percent of reports of United States President Donald Trump are negative. According to the study, the president received the most negative coverage from Germany’s public broadcaster, ard, with 98 percent of its reports classified as negative.

The study conducted by Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy examined the reports of three newspapers (New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post), four television networks (cnn, nbc, cbs and Fox), and three European outlets (ard, Financial Times and bbc).

Reports were classified as negative if they directly criticized President Trump, or if the reporting about the event, trend or political development shined a negative light on the presidency. The study examined the reports of the first 100 days of his presidency, and classified 80 percent of these reports as negative. The president received the most positive coverage by the Fox television network, with 48 percent of the reporting classified as positive. The two most negative U.S. media were cnn and nbc, both with 93 percent negative coverage.

The result of the study shows that the president not only receives three times more coverage than any previous president, but also that this coverage is more negative than that of any other president. The mood in Germany in particular has drastically changed. Whereas previously America has been seen as Germany’s best friend in the West, it is now seen as an enemy.

Almost all presidents prior to Trump were received mostly positively by the German people. According to a survey conducted on behalf of Frankfurter Allgemeinde Zeitung published last November, 85 percent of Germans had a negative opinion about the newly elected president. Only 4 percent of Germans had a negative opinion about former President Barack Obama. Since 1977, America’s status as Germany’s best friend has declined from 54 percent to a new low of only 18 percent.

The changing relationship between the two countries can also be seen in politics, as the governments of each clash over trade and military policies. America and Germany still share interests, but their relationship will soon break completely.

America played a major role in building up Germany after World War ii as Soviet Russia amassed on its border—thus America became Germany’s best friend. But Germany still envies America’s superpower status, and it will be quick to betray the relationship. The mood change in Germany has been prophesied in the Bible. Although the two may continue to cooperate for a short time, Germany’s hatred toward America will soon lead it to betray its friend. Watch “Germany’s Break From America” to learn about this prophesied betrayal.