New EU President
Consistent with the way of the Franco-German agenda for the European Union, Germany and its lackey, France, got their leader of choice appointed to the new position of EU president.
As has been the case with this most undemocratic of institutions from its inception, the whole process leading to the appointment of the Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy to be the first permanent European Council president lacked transparency. It was anything but openly democratic. Negotiations were conducted in secret. The outcome was always going to be a Franco-German fait accompli.
Uppermost in the minds of the EU elites who ensured that Germany and France forced the appointment of Van Rompuy onto the 25 other EU member nations is the parlous state of the EU economy and its financial affairs.
The Lisbon Treaty commits this unwieldy imperialist institution to consolidating its industries to produce armaments for the raising of a European army. In addition, the cost attached to supporting the EU’s sizable new Foreign Service is astronomical. This must be added to the cost of other initiatives embedded in the federalist EU constitution (Lisbon Treaty) which will be progressively enacted from 2010 on. All this amounts to additional costs that a European Union struggling to revive from the ongoing great global economic and financial crisis simply cannot afford without imposing an extra tax burden on its constituents.
Enter Herman van Rompuy, raiser of taxes and ultimate EU fall guy. The Times reports (November 17, emphasis mine throughout):
The man tipped to be Europe’s first president is already considering new EU taxes to fund the rising cost of Brussels and the welfare state.
Herman Van Rompuy, the Belgian prime minister, broke his silence before Thursday’s summit to choose the president—but only at a meeting of the secretive Bilderberg group of top politicians, bankers and businessmen. Mr. Van Rompuy’s contentious remarks were aired privately amid the grand surroundings of the Castle of the Valley of the Duchess near Brussels. The château hosted the talks on the Treaty of Rome in 1957 that launched the European Union.
This all drips with Holy Roman imperial symbolism if one really understands the power of the elite group who have dictated the direction of imperialist European foreign policy since the unification of Germany under Count Otto von Bismarck in the late 19th century. It is even more sobering to those who truly grasp the prophecy of Revelation 18 and its repetitive references to the power of the merchants who back the prophesied northern superpower financially, commercially and industrially.
Van Rompuy’s office “released parts of his speech in which he talked of funding social welfare from new green taxes and went on to discuss ‘financing levies at European level’ …. Mr. Van Rompuy added: ‘… [T]he possibility of financial levies at European level needs to be seriously reviewed and for the first time ever, the big countries in the Union are open to this’” (ibid.). For “the big countries,” substitute the reality: Germany and France!
Though recent reports have indicated that Germany is leading recovery from recession in Europe, those reports are misleading. Financial analysts have declared that Germany’s finances are in a parlous state, a fact kept from the German people prior to the recent federal election due to state pressure on its significantly government-influenced press and media machine.
Stating a truism, Andrew Duff, Liberal Democrat member of the European Parliament and president of the Union of European Federalists, said of Van Rompuy: “He is a federalist, and federalists believe in that approach. We have got to have a reform of the financial system. We have also got to grow the size of the EU budget to reflect the growth of competences that are in the Lisbon Treaty, such as foreign and security policy, a common energy policy and climate change measures” (ibid.). That all takes money that is simply not in EU coffers. Hence the appointment of a tax gatherer as the EU’s first Council president.
Yet, Mr. Van Rompuy may be in for a short term in office. To those who understand end-time prophecy, there’s an intriguing verse in the book of Daniel. Our editor in chief has commented on this verse (June 2000):
Let’s turn to the Bible to see where all this is leading. Antiochus Epiphanes came to the Jerusalem temple in 167 b.c. From the spring of 167 b.c. to the autumn of 164 b.c. it was a terror-filled time for Palestine—3½ years of tribulation.
It was only a type, however, of the end-time Great Tribulation, also to last 3½ years, to be inflicted on America, Britain and Palestine. ”Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle. And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries” (Daniel 11:20-21). The Companion Bible states that the historical portion ends with verse 20. Verse 21 “passes on to the time which is still (1912) future to us.” And it is still future as we write in 2000.
That was written over nine years ago. On Thursday evening, Nov. 19, 2009, a man was appointed to the chief presidential post in the European Union whose first promise, even prior to gaining that office, is to be a “raiser of taxes”!
Join the dots!
Tune in to the Key of David program this coming week for an eye-opening episode on the rise of the new European superstate!