Croatia Purchases French Fighter Jets
In its largest arms purchase since its war of independence from Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Croatia had a choice between purchasing jets from Israel, Sweden, the United States and France. It chose to accept France’s bid as it announced on May 28. Croatia is transitioning from using Soviet military equipment to binding itself to the growing European military system.
France’s 12 Rafale planes are set to replace Croatia’s Russian-made MiGs. The first six are set to arrive by 2024. Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic announced the $1.2 billion deal on May 28. “For the most favorable price, Croatia gets the best rated and best equipped plane,” he said.
Responding to critics, Plenkovic said that that the planes were not “new toys” but “the basis of our security.” The jet purchase will take Croatia’s military spending beyond the 2 percent mark set by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Plenkovic noted. As Croatia trusts Europe with its military buildup, it is becoming highly compatible to join European military missions. There is a profound reason why Croatia and core European nations draw closer together.
As Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry explains in Germany’s Conquest of the Balkans, the Yugoslav wars in 2002 were a result of Germany’s recognition of Croatia and Slovenia in 1991. At the time, UK-based Eurorealist think tank noted that the “European empire is acquiring colonies fast. Currently engaged in negotiations with nato in order to take over the running of Macedonia, the EU has acquired de facto control of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the extent that the new High Representative, Lord Ashdown, has appointed a German and a French deputy but no American. This is the first time there has not been a U.S. deputy in the body which governs Bosnia. It means that the ‘big three’ EU states are now in control of the former Yugoslav territory” (European Foundation Intelligence Digest; May 2, 2002).
Mr. Flurry noted even more concerning details behind Croatia’s close ties to Europe: “Many Serbian leaders believe the driving force behind the independence of Croatia and Slovenia was the Roman Catholic Church! This is only a small part of a rising Holy Roman Empire. Germany and the Vatican were willing to offend the whole world to recognize two little Roman Catholic republics! These events show anybody willing to take note that something dreadful is stirring in Germany and the Vatican.”
“Croatian leader Ante Pavelić forcibly converted tens of thousands of Serbian Orthodox to Roman Catholicism—on threat of execution,” Mr. Flurry noted. Mark Aarons and John Loftus wrote in their 1991 book Unholy Trinity, “Pavelić also knew that the Holy See looked on Croatia as ‘the frontier of Christianity’; a special relationship between Croatia and the pope extended back to 700 a.d.”
Some of the worst war crimes in World War ii were committed in the Balkans. But as Mr. Flurry noted: “The horrendous truth that this world refuses to face is that Germany has not repented of starting two world wars. The warlike spirit of World Wars i and ii is still very much alive!”
The Bible reveals in fact that a German-led Europe will start World War iii. And as Mr. Flurry explains, Germany is already preparing for another global conflict and “the former Yugoslavia is in fact the first victim of World War iii.” Just as the world watched Adolf Hitler take over Austria, they have watched modern Germany conquer the Balkans.
Mr. Flurry continues to proclaim the Bible-based warning of the late Herbert W. Armstrong, who said: “We don’t understand German thoroughness. From the very start of World War ii, they have considered the possibility of losing this second round, as they did the first—and they have carefully, methodically planned, in such eventuality, the third round—World War iii!”
To fulfill this plan, Germany set out to build a united European military power largely supported by the U.S. Germany also knew that some of the Balkans that had furiously opposed its advances in the second round would have to be suppressed and integrated into the EU. We now see Croatia, the Nazi’s ally, is rewarded and how other Balkan states follow its example. Request a free copy of He Was Right to learn more about this development.
These deeply troubling events and what they mean in light of Bible prophecy is explained in Germany’s Conquest of the Balkans, by Gerald Flurry. Order a free copy of this short and most revealing booklet.