The Great Divergence of Europe and America

The Great Divergence of Europe and America

The fracturing of interests over foreign policy

There is war in Europe, war in Israel and regime change in Africa. The world is becoming more and more unstable. This instability is dividing the world in two. Nations must choose between the Western power bloc led by the United States and the Eastern power bloc led by Russia and China. These competing spheres of influence are ideologically opposed, with Russia and China looking to upend America’s status as the only world superpower. It is a struggle for control.

The battle lines are being drawn, and Europe is caught in the middle.

In this economic and military balancing act, Europe is the one that can tip the scales. Since the end of the Second World War, Western Europe has been tied to the U.S. through the Marshall Plan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Soviet Russia was the dominant threat and Europe was still rebuilding from the rubble of the Third Reich. Now Europe is beginning to forge its own path, rediscovering its historic traditions and responding to rising threats.

Europe and America are increasingly at odds over how to respond, which was apparent in their reaction to the July 26 coup in Niger. Jay Solomon wrote for Semafor:

The wave of coups d’états sweeping Africa is fueling a rift between the world’s “oldest allies”: France and the U.S.

The toppling in late July of Niger’s democratically elected president, Mohammed Bazoum, is being met with starkly different responses from Paris and Washington that could have major ramifications for Africa as a whole.

France wanted to send 1,500 troops to stabilize the government, but America wanted to send diplomats to talk their way to peace. On October 11, the United States finally recognized the regime change as a coup—but Europe is more keen to act to protect its interests.

However, the greatest divergence is over the growing threat of Iran. Cracks in the historic alliance became obvious when Joe Biden resurrected the Iran nuclear deal. Europe was deemed the guardian of the deal, but Washington and Tehran are completely ignoring Europe’s position on issues. While the Biden administration is trying to make Iran an ally, the Islamic Republic is becoming more belligerent toward European security.

Cornelius Adebahr wrote at Carnegie Europe:

Tehran’s support for Russia’s war against Ukraine represents a direct threat to European security, fundamentally altering the Continent’s relations with Iran. Besides supporting Ukraine and sanctioning Iranian drone companies and elements in the security sector, the [European Union] needs to come to terms with Iran’s growing alliance with Russia. In addition to their military cooperation, the two countries also collaborate on sanctions evasion, whether on hydrocarbon or financial transactions, united in their desire to counter America’s global dominance.

Iran is actively at war with Europe at the same time Europe’s biggest ally, the United States, is actively supporting Tehran.

This reality has been brutally emphasized through the barbaric attacks Hamas launched against Israel. Europe has been powerless to intervene diplomatically or militarily; it simply is not a power player in the Middle East right now. Its main ties are through France’s colonial legacy in Lebanon and Syria. No European leader has the courage to change this status quo yet.

This was highlighted by the public rebuke of German Chancellor Olaf Schultz’s request for Jordan and Egypt to absorb Palestinian refugees. This request was doomed from the start: Palestinians exist because other Arab nations refuse to allow them to emigrate, creating a weaponized group of refugees to be a thorn in the side of Israel.

A war in Israel involving a resurgent Iran poses a very real existential threat against Europe. Gabriel Elefteriu at the Brussels Signal wrote:

For Europe, the implications of this kind of regional escalation in the Middle East would be monumental. In the short run we can expect a domestic security implosion across the spectrum of Islamist extremism, from the “civic” mobilization of Islamic communities in order to try to shape policy responses in Western capitals, to new waves of [Islamic State]/Hamas-style terrorist attacks.

The “nations” of Islamic fighters within the nations of Europe are the front-line soldiers of Iran’s threat to Europe.

Elefteriu continued:

The scale of Europe’s vulnerability to this internal Islamist threat is not properly understood, and neither are its causes. This is the result of deliberate policy decisions by officials and politicians over the past few decades, from the [United Kingdom] to France to Germany and beyond.

Years of large-scale immigration into Europe has created pockets of radicalized Muslims throughout the Continent. The murders of a French schoolteacher and of two Swedes in Brussels are just a small taste of the violence resulting from the calls for “rage” by Iran’s proxies.

Europeans are responding to these threats by electing anti-immigration leaders like Giorgia Meloni in Italy, the heir of Mussolini’s Fascist party. Upcoming elections in Poland and Romania may also reflect this desire for security and a stronger response.

Meanwhile, the United States continues to empower Iran, giving it billions of dollars and refusing to implicate it in the barbaric attacks in Israel. Iran may be the final wedge that splits Europe and America.

Daniel 11:40-41 show that Iran’s pushiness as “the king of the south” will finally goad Europe, “the king of the north,” into a response. In Germany’s Secret Strategy to Destroy Iran, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry writes:

The Iranians are so focused on conquering their own objectives that they don’t see what the Germans are doing. They don’t recognize how Germany is planning for the bigger war to come! No one but the Trumpet recognizes it! But the facts are visible for anyone to see.

Germany has expected to clash with Iran, and it has been working on a strategy for over a decade. That strategy is almost complete. Germany has surrounded Iran.

“Whirlwind” is a very revealing word in this verse. It means “to sweep away in a storm,” according to Gesenius’ Lexicon. It can mean to bristle with terror. It can also mean terror-stricken, or shivering with fear, invoking the creeping of the skin of one who is terror-stricken.

This word has an unusual emphasis on terror! Will this terrifying whirlwind be nuclear? It certainly will be terrorizing! And it’s about to explode in the Middle East. Finally the terrorists will become terrorized!

Watch Europe. This confrontation with Iran will start World War iii.

More importantly, watch Jerusalem. Iran’s “push” against Europe centers around Jerusalem.

Mr. Flurry writes in The King of the South:

This push no doubt revolves around Jerusalem and biblical Judah (called Israel today)—just as the clashes in the time of the Crusades did. …

The most precious jewel of Iran’s plan is to conquer Jerusalem. This would then galvanize more of the Islamic world behind Iran and spread radical Muslim influence to many countries outside of the Middle East.

This prophesied divergence between Europe and America is one of the next major steps in Bible prophecy. It begins the countdown to the solution, the ultimate good news.

Although the world will be engulfed in another world war, it will be the last. Jesus Christ will return to end the struggles for power that bring bloodshed and suffering. The government of God will be established—a new divine world order that will finally bring peace.

To learn more, read Germany’s Secret Strategy to Destroy Iran.