First Military Victim of World War III

What has happened in former Yugoslavia over the past decade reaches far beyond the boundaries of that region.It is so shocking that the nations of this world would be paralyzed with fear if they truly understood! Shamefully, America is its chief architect. Herbert W. Armstrong prophesied of this unparalleled disaster for over 50 years.

Once again the Germans are structuring an empire. They have now moved their capital from Bonn back to Berlin and the Reichstag. “Reichstag” means empire. It is the building from where Hitler launched a war that cost about 50 million lives.

That is how badly the Germans wanted an empire in World War ii. Their whole history reveals a similar pattern.

Some of the best foreign-affairs analysts are beginning to wake up to what is happening in Europe—and it all started in the Balkan Peninsula.

This is how one intelligence periodical sees the outcome of the past decade’s Yugoslav wars, started, as we will see, by Germany’s recognition of Croatia and Slovenia in 1991: “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).

Did you get that? The German-dominated EU now has control of the first colonies of its new empire!

In May this year, nato began withdrawing troops from the Balkan Peninsula. With Croatia and Slovenia firmly attached to the EU, the Union is now ready to start imposing its version of “security” on other nations that once formed the old Republic of Yugoslavia. The first EU police mission under the European Security and Defense policy will be sent to Bosnia at the end of this year. This new European Union Police Mission (eupm) will take over from the United Nations International Police Task Force from January 1, 2003. This will end the direct involvement of the UN, nato and the U.S. in Bosnia and will set the pattern for the ultimate takeover of the entire Balkan Peninsula by this European force.

Concerning the other old Yugoslav countries, Serbia and Montenegro are now virtually vassal states of the EU, almost totally dependent on the Union for financing reconstruction and development following the Yugoslav wars. Now the question of Macedonia’s position remains to be finalized. With a nato security force already on the ground in Macedonia, Germany has contributed the greatest number of troops of the 11 nations involved in this force. The force is under a German commander. To all intents and purposes, Macedonia is already in the bag for Europe.

Europe has effectively conquered Yugoslavia! We will prove in this article that the former Yugoslavia is in fact the first victim of World War iii.

Backing Germany

Let’s begin our analysis of this nightmarish situation with a look at events in 1995. Here is a segment of the August 11-25, 1995, issue of Intelligence Digest (emphasis mine throughout): “American generals trained and advised the recently triumphant Croatian army, and German pilots have been training the Croatian air force (UN sources at Zagreb airport say air-traffic control frequencies ‘resound to the voices of German pilots’). Yet the recent events in the former Yugoslavia, important (and dangerous) as they are, form only a small part of an overall U.S.-German plan for Europe. …

“America’s solution is to encourage and support German hegemony [domination] in both east and west Europe.

“Germany’s control of Western Europe is exercised through the European Union (EU), and American support for German dominance of the EU has been evident since at least 1990. At that time a pro-German U.S. State Department under James Baker started a whispering campaign against British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher because of her opposition to any further surrender of British sovereignty to the German-dominated EU (or European Community as it then was).

“This whispering campaign was partly responsible for Mrs. Thatcher’s ouster from … the British premiership. …

“[Washington] is following an intentional policy the purpose of which is to leave both east and west Europe under complete German domination. …

“So Germany, with the full backing of America, is to be the sole great power of Europe. …

“Washington urgently needs to think again before it is too late: Its policy for Europe is not a policy for future stability; it is the reverse.

This was a shocking revelation! American foreign policy supports German dominance in the EU. And both America and Germany supported the breakup of the Balkans. The question is, why?

For the answer, we must look a little further back into the history of this war-torn region of former Yugoslavia.

Germany’s Opening Move

In December 1991, serious events began to take shape within Germany and Eastern Europe. Germany—although strongly opposed by the European Economic Community, the U.S. and the UN—recognized the breakaway states of Croatia and Slovenia. Pope John Paul ii quickly did the same. (This was not a coincidence; the people of these two Balkan states are staunchly loyal to the Roman Catholic Church.) The European Economic Community caved in and recognized the two states on January 15, 1992.

The New York Times wrote about this watershed event in a front-page article, “Moving Defiantly on Yugoslavia, Bonn Threatens Rift With Allies”: “Germany will go ahead with its plans to extend diplomatic recognition to the breakaway Yugoslav republics of Slovenia and Croatia, German officials said today, increasing prospects for a pronounced rift on the issue in the Western alliance.

“Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s spokesman, Dieter Vogel, said on Friday that the Bonn government would wait until after a meeting of European Community foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday before announcing recognition, which has been opposed by the United Nations, the United States and by the European Community. But officials made clear that Bonn’s decision would notbe affected by the outcome of Monday’s meeting” (Dec. 15, 1991).

Germany was opposed by virtually the whole world on this matter! Yet Germany stood firm in its decision. Why? How could a nation with Germany’s recent past attempt such a thing? It makes a lot of sense if you understand the history of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire!

Germany started World Wars i and ii. Let’s not forget that mind-numbing history. That same war spirit was thriving in Germany’s support of these breakaway states! The Germans were strongly opposed by the whole world and still got their way.

The first blow of World War iii has already been struck. That is because this same nation—Germany—will continue this aggressive war spirit until the whole world is dragged into a nuclear World War iii! So says history and Bible prophecy.

The habit of starting every world war dies hard.

The U.S. did a complete turnaround on their political stance, caving in to Germany. Not only that, they used their power to win this Yugoslav war for Germany!

The “world’s only superpower” was despicably weak. The Yugoslavia debacle was another spectacular demonstration that America is no longer a superpower.

What America did in Yugoslavia will come back to haunt us forever. History thunders to us that it was a monumental mistake. Bible prophecy relates that it was part of a massive curse on our land.

The final outcome is going to be good news. But the suffering that precedes it will be the worst ever.

Germany’s Power

Another New York Times article, “UN Yields to Plans by Germany to Recognize Yugoslav Republics,” said, “The Security Council backed away from a confrontation with Germany over Yugoslavia today after Germany’s European allies on the council decided that they did not want a major clash with Bonn” (Dec. 16, 1991).

Why did the UN decide not to fight against Germany’s decision? Because Germany’s European allies “did not want a major clash with Bonn.”

The historical plan of the European Union was to control a dangerous Germany. But it is clear that Germany is controlling the EU!

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!

It doesn’t take a lot of vision to see where this is headed. Bible prophecy says it will lead to the worst destruction this world has ever experienced!

It is time for us to wake up. Even if we don’t believe the Bible, sound reasoning should awaken us.

Let’s continue in the New York Times article: “The incident underscored Germany’s growing political power within the 12-nation European Community, diplomats said. Some added that it marked the single most visible demonstration of that power since reunification of the two Germanys more than a year ago [in 1990]” (ibid.).

It was “the single most visible demonstration of that power” since Germany was reunited. What does that mean? It means that Germany is on the same track they were on when they started World Wars i and ii! This is the grisly truth that most people don’t want to face. So we bury our heads in the sand. But that doesn’t remove the truth or change events.

Again, the Germans have not repented of what they did in World Wars i and ii—or they would not be acting this way!

Why can’t we be logical about something so terrifying? Are we too decadent even to care?

If our reasoning doesn’t shake us, events certainly will—one thousand times over!

“Troubling Historical Associations”

The article continued, “Moreover, in its unusual assertiveness in moving ahead with a plan to extend diplomatic recognition to the breakaway Yugoslav republics of Croatia and Slovenia, Germany has stirred troubling historical associations …. Nazi Germany dominated the two Yugoslav regions during World War ii, absorbing Slovenia into the Third Reich and creating a puppet regime in Croatia” (ibid.).

“Germany has stirred troubling historical associations.” But just how troubled are we? Even the New York Times doesn’t seem troubled anymore. I hear almost no discussion of that troubling history—or, more importantly, what it means for the future! That is why it is so troubling.

Are we afraid to face this troubling truth? America and Britain should be so troubled that they would even risk a military clash with Germany. But those kind of superpower actions are past history.

After all, Germany could easily be stopped now if we had the will to use our power. But we are dangerously weak. So Germany’s power (with the EU) will grow until we can’t stop it.

We are in a far worse scenario than we were in the 1930s when Winston Churchill was warning the West about Adolf Hitler. We ignore that terrifying history, and are dangerously weak because of it.

Once again we fear to face the mind-jarring reality. Have we forgotten that we almost lost World War ii? And we did so because almost everybody rejected Churchill’s strong warnings against Germany.

Now is the time to face that unpalatable truth.

Germany was determined to recognize Croatia, in spite of this recent and horrifying past! But why would the U.S. support such a move? At first, America did not. But that quickly changed once Germany flexed its political muscle. America shamefully let Germany lead it.

“Germany has long historical ties, both glorious and shameful, to Slovenia and Croatia. Slovenia was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and many people there still identify with the German-speaking world. There has also been German influence in Croatia, and during World War iiCroatia was ruled by a pro-Nazi regime.

“This aspect of Croatian history, and the fact that the Tudjman government has refused to disassociate itself from the Croatian fascists who ruled the republic in the 1940s, has made European leaders unwilling to move quickly toward recognition. German public opinion is strongly pro-Croatian and anti-Serbian” (New York Times, Dec. 8, 1991).

This is a shocking article. German public opinion is strongly pro-Croatian and anti-Serbian, or in reality anti-Yugoslavian. The German people are emotionally involved with these two republics.

This is just another of many signs that the German people have not repented of causing about 50 million deaths in World War ii!

They would be horrified of these emotions if they deeply understood and hated their Nazi past. They should hate the monstrous crimes inflicted on the world by their eagerly following Hitler.

But the West is more to blame than the Germans. Our denazifying of Germany after World War ii was a shameful farce. How can we calculate the suffering that mistake will cause? This work has written on and documented this tragedy for years.

So brace yourselves: A strong militaristic Germany is marching once again, and its destruction this time will make its crimes in World Wars i and ii look like child’s play!

Most of the words we hear from the Germans and others will indicate otherwise. But watch what they do—their deeds.

Isn’t it also disturbing that the Croatian leader—the late Franjo Tudjman—would not disassociate himself from the Croatian fascists, or Nazis, of the 1940s,yet was still a respected leader in a Roman Catholic country? If these people are good Roman Catholics, how could they honor fascism in this way? Isn’t this rather alarming? Croatian leaders won’t disassociate themselves from such a horrible past, yet the pope has openly recognized Croatia in its struggle for independence, despite being opposed by most of the world. These facts suggest something dangerously ominous developing.

Do you understand the importance of this history? How quickly the world has forgotten the events surrounding World War ii. How quickly the world has forgotten that Germany has historically considered it a primary duty to protect the Roman Catholic Church! During the various reigns of the Holy Roman Empire, they have felt it their duty to enforce the church’s desires. That helps us to understand why Germany will stand up against the European Union, America, the United Nations and the entire world!

Something very dark and sinister is stirring in Europe. What has happened in Croatia is only a small sample of what is about to spread over the entire region! This is the “straw that will stir the drink” to unify all of Europe. It will not be long before Europe is reunited as the Holy Roman Empire. It will be led very assertively by Germany.

Two republics now have their independence because of Germany and the pope. The whole world would have been against the independence of these two republics had not Germany and the pope spoken out in support of them! That reveals a great deal about the power Germany has today. But more importantly, it projects where Germany and the Vatican are headed in the future!

Now a German-led EU virtually controls all of Yugoslavia. As you continue reading, we will prove to you that this is the first nation conquered by the reviving Holy Roman Empire.

World War iii has already begun! Soon all of Europe will be under Germany’s control—and that is only the beginning. America, Britain and the nation called Israel today will be conquered by the Holy Roman Empire if we don’t repent!

The Holy Roman Empire will soon become more powerful than Russia, China or the U.S. Please open your eyes and watch it happen.

Germany forced the issue in Yugoslavia and exposed how weak America and the West really are. And the whole world was watching and learning. World leaders clearly know how weak America is. That is why so many challenge it. And this will get far worse.

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.

For the most part, what is happening in Europe, politically and religiously, is invisible to the world. Even many political leaders in Europe will be moved with great emotion in support of European unity, not truly understanding what they are doing.

Germany’s World Dominance

Shortly after Germany recognized the breakaway republic of Croatia, civil war broke out in Yugoslavia. Many people blame Germany for this civil war, and rightfully so.

All of Europe and America were openly hostile to Germany’s action at that time, but Europe quickly caved in when Germany threatened to pull out of the European Union.

America saw the flow of events and, as usual, weakly changed its public view by submitting to Germany.

Mr. Tudjman, Croatia’s leader at that time, had publicly and repeatedly said his country was right in supporting Hitler! He was very adamant and unrepentant about that.

An inquiring mind might ask how Germany and the Vatican could openly and flagrantly support a Nazi-type leader, considering their own recent history. Nazi atrocities and the Vatican’s involvement in protecting and hiding Nazi leaders during and after World War ii are overwhelmingly documented! The great majority of the Nazis who escaped were assisted by the Catholic Church (request our free booklet Germany and the Holy Roman Empire).

Now Germany and the Vatican are headed in the same direction again. There is a frightening spirit there that we should be acutely concerned about. America’s national survival depends on it.

According to some reports, America signed a secret agreement to continue operating with the Croatian military. Remember, this is the same nation that we were bullied into accepting as an independent republic in 1991! Where Germany leads, we seem to follow.

America’s foreign-policy shift in 1991 enraged its traditional allies Britain, France and the Netherlands. These nations saw what Germany was doing, not only in Yugoslavia, but all over Europe. The European Union collectively had hoped to keep powerful Germany under controlwith help from the U.S.! Instead, America has helped Germany enforce its will on Europe! Europeans, who are being helplessly swept along, are painfully aware that Germany has caused two world wars—in living memory—and the death of over 60 million people!

Has America forgotten its loyal allies of World Wars i and ii and in 50 years of the Cold War? Germany has bullied the U.S. into nearly wrecking that alliance!

These traditional American allies know a great deal about Germany’s desire to control Europe. U.S. leaders, however, seem to be ignorant of the dangers. It seems that they learned little or nothing from World Wars i and ii.

The Serbs fought on the side of America and Britain in two world wars. In the 1990s, the Serbs were the only power to resist Germany in the Balkans. Now Germany is having its way in that part of the world. And the European Union is now openly discussing global ambitions—challenging America.

No wonder America is losing allies in Europe. Historical alliances and friends seem almost meaningless to the U.S. At the same time, America is helping to build a Frankenstein monster that is about to turn on its creator!

America and Britain clearly do not understand history. And worse, they are totally ignorant of Bible prophecy.

This is an amazing scenario! The most powerful foreign policy in this world comes out of Germany! At first, America was bitterly opposed to Germany recognizing the republic of Croatia. Then it turned around to help Germany fight for Croatia’s independence! What a pathetic turnaround.

These events set the stage for 1999’s nightmare in Kosovo.

In 1995, Alexander Cockburn wrote in the Detroit Free Press: “When Germany led the Western powers to recognize Croatia, Slovenia and finally Bosnia at the start of the ’90s, the Serbs remembered vividly what had happened to them at the hands of the Nazi-backed puppet state of Croatia in World War ii. At least 700,000 Serbs—some say as many as 1.2 million—along with 30,000 Jews, were slaughtered by Croats in the Jasenovac concentration camp. [Even if there were only 700,000 Serbs killed, that was still a colossal disaster.]

“The Croat lobby in the United States has displayed eel-like slipperiness when pressed about the fascist predilections of Croat leader Franjo Tudjman. Inquiries into his character and intentions are very much to the point: Tudjman has written books of spine-chilling anti-Semitism and apologetics for mass extermination.

“This is the man pampered by the West, even as he drives toward a greater Croatia built in the image of Ante Pavelic’s Croatian Republic of the 1940s” (Aug. 24, 1995).

That reminds me of the years leading up to World War ii, after Hitler had already written his hateful diatribe, Mein Kampf. Yet Neville Chamberlain and other weak leaders were actually cozying up to and pampering this man who would head the Nazi war machine.