Germany’s Radical Foreign Policy Direction

We have reached the end of “the good Germany.”

That’s not my analysis, it’s the conclusion of Christiane Hoffmann, deputy director of Der Spiegel, one of Europe’s most popular newsmagazines. In an article published on Spiegel Online January 5, she wrote:

The new global situation will also mean a departure from the good Germany. When principles collide with pragmatism, when values clash with interests, Berlin will be forced to make difficult decisions. But how far should we go? What means are we prepared to employ in order to defend Europe, to bring the Middle East closer to peace, or to stabilize Africa?

She is not the only one saying this. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is also paving the way for Germany to more openly and aggressively pursue its own interest.

“If your focus is solely on values, you won’t find success in a world where others are relentlessly pursuing their interests,” he told Der Spiegel in an interview published January 8. “In a world full of meat-eaters, vegetarians have a tough time.”

The German foreign minister is implying that Germany is about to start eating meat!

These are leading members of the German establishment talking about an important shift for Germany.

This is the shift that we’ve been telling you to expect in Germany for years.

Just one day after the war ended in Europe, Herbert W. Armstrong delivered a public lecture and forecast that Germany would be back.

Throughout his ministry, he said an assertive Germany would rise to lead Europe. Here at the Trumpet we’ve said the same thing. Now key Germans themselves are saying the nation needs to be more aggressive and assertive.

The Bible contains this same warning about Germany. Revelation 17:8 talks about a power that disappears and reemerges, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing in Germany. For more on what the Bible forecasts, you can read our free book Germany and the Holy Roman Empire.