German Demands Increase While G-20 Dallies

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German Demands Increase While G-20 Dallies

German demands grow more strident as the world dallies on a plan to fix the global economy.

“A new world economic order is developing that is more dynamic and more inclusive than any we have yet seen,” said Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, in the wake of the G-20 economic summit convened in Washington over the weekend.

Russian President Dimitry Medvedev said the G-20 summit would become a step toward the establishment of a new global financial system.

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso told a post-summit news conference: “I was very happy with the results of the summit …. It has laid the foundation for the future.

Well, considering the battering the world’s system of economics and finance has suffered since the run on Bear Stearns bank in March, it all sounded like things were going to be hunky-dory after all. The world’s 20 richest nations had gathered in Washington for a summit on the global financial and economic crisis. The end result is they issued a communiqué publicizing a newfound unity of approach in mounting measures to staunch the bleeding of the drastically injured global economy and resuscitate it back to life.

So far it’s mere words. We are yet to see the action to back up the platitudes. It seems we shall have to wait till the next G-20 meeting, scheduled for April 30, before we really know which course that action will take. But can a bleeding global economy wait that long before rigor mortis sets in?

The one overarching matter that all 20 leaders agreed at the Washington summit is the need to not just attempt to mend a broken system, but to replace it with an entirely new system!

But just how do you get 20 nations to agree on such a system when each is intent on protecting its own interests first?

Enter Germany.

While the G-20 leaders were meeting in Washington, German technocrats were busy crafting a list of demands to which they expect the new American president to submit—demands in the very clear interest of placing the European Union at the forefront of leadership in crafting the new global political and economic system along very Teutonic lines! reports (November 17, our translation):

The Bertelsmann Foundation is presenting the future U.S. administration with a catalog of international demands. The foundation presented Washington with a “briefing book” containing “political recommendations for the new U.S. president and his team from European point of view.”The brief covers all the main topics on the current world political agenda—from Afghanistan and Iraq to the financial crisis—demanding a clear elevation of the status of the EU by the United States.

The Bertelsmann Foundation, in insisting that the government in Washington must “find the correct tone” in addressing geopolitical matters in the future, summarizes the German-European claim for a stronger position of influence in such matters. also reports that a paper by the German foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, directed to the new U.S. administration, points in a similar direction to the Bertelsmann brief, having as its main theme the demand for a stronger participation in power by Germany/Europe.

Reflecting Steinmeier’s close relationship with the Putin government, the EU under German influence is cooperating with Moscow in imposing these demands on Washington at a time when the U.S. government is at its weakest, with a lame-duck president serving out his remaining time and a greenhorn president-elect simply trying to make sense of the unbelievable wreckage currently awash on the American economic scene. The timing of the submission of these demands to Washington is interesting. notes that the German-EU demands for an upgrading of EU involvement and influence on the world scene are being touted within an increased focus by the EU on involvement in armed conflicts. It notes that Germany’s foreign minister is registering his country’s growing military readiness to participate in conflicts outside of the European continent.

There’s simply no way that the leaders of the 20 richest nations will cooperate on any deal to change the global system of finance and economics that might be interpreted as compromising their individual national objectives. However, the objectives of the majority of those nations involve a diminution of American power and influence, globally. Thus, though compromises will be called for, the achievement of this overarching goal will make most compromises worthwhile in the eyes of most players in the G-20. Yet this will call for strident leadership to enforce such a system.

One nation is stepping out to the front right now, throwing down the gauntlet to Barack Obama, demanding such a leadership role: Germany!

Yet once again we say, watch Germany!

And as you watch, recall that a white-haired patriarch, Herbert W. Armstrong, sounded a warning that Germany will try it one more time! Herbert Armstrong’s prescient warning—that he declared as far back as 1935, before Hitler’s rise to power; declared again even as Germany lay in the ashes of defeat in 1945; and reiterated time and time again over the ensuing decades even to his death on Jan. 16, 1986—that the Holy Roman Empire would undergo a seventh and final resurrection in our time, is literally becoming a reality before our eyes, day by day!

Few there be who see it. But the fulfillment of that Bible prophecy is as sure as tomorrow’s rising sun!

The convening of the G-20 over the weekend in Washington—the result of a European Union demand—is but one step toward the global economic, political and military domination of the globe by that old Holy Roman Empire for but a very brief moment in time just ahead.

There will indeed emerge from all of this “a new world economic order,” a new global financial system. In this sense, the G-20 summit is but the beginning of the effort that has “laid the foundation for the future.” Yet it has laid a foundation that will underpin a very fearful future indeed! It is a future that is literally leading to the fulfillment of the prophecy that clearly states in your Bible that a coming economic regime will so regulate the economy “that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:17).

Watch for Germany’s rapid rise to dominance in the G-20 process. Watch for the German-led EU’s increasingly strident voice to be heard, in tandem with that of Russia, in every other major global forum as each of these imperialist powers seeks to trade off the other in pursuing its imperialist goals within a new global economic order, to the great detriment of the Anglo-Americans.

The global economic crisis is working to unite the most powerful European nations politically and militarily. Yet, it will take an even more influential force to move the hearts and minds of Europeans to embrace the old Holy Roman imperial dream.

To learn more about that force, read our booklets Who or What Is the Prophetic Beast? and Germany and the Holy Roman Empire.