Atlantic Rift


Atlantic Rift

A raft of recent decisions taken by European elites shows that the days of the Atlantic alliance are numbered.

From blaming the United States for the crisis of the world economy to the cancellation of its bid for a high-profile U.S. defense contract, the signs are that Europe is rapidly drifting apart from its postwar alliance with America. The results will be disastrous for that traditional backbone of nato, the Anglo-Saxon commitment to the maintenance of peace in the Northern Hemisphere.

The first cracks that started the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded what would become an increasing gulf between U.S. and EU foreign policy. Earliest indications of the European Union’s leading exponent of foreign policy, Germany, seeking to go it alone was that nation’s unilateral recognition of Croatian and Slovenian sovereignty in 1991. This culminated in the scrambling of Luftwaffe bombers over Kosovo eight years later as Germany used Anglo-Saxon witlessness to support and lead an illegal war in the Balkans culminating in the virtual handover of the hugely strategic Balkan Peninsula to EU jurisdiction.

Then in 2003, Germany’s Chancellor Schröder refused outright to support the U.S. and Britain in the war in Iraq. Under his chancellorship, Germany and hence the EU became much more friendly to Russia, while increasing the EU foreign-policy distance from America in particular.

Concerning the war in Afghanistan—a war that is definitely in Germany’s interests given its desire to control the Middle East oil “golden triangle”—while not discouraging other EU member states from contributing forces to that campaign, Germany has been content to limit the Bundeswehr’s role there while at the same time playing the U.S. for all its worth in building a beachhead against eastward incursion by terrorist-sponsoring, oil-rich Iran.

More recently, European Union elites have moved to increasingly separate their foreign policy, their political and economic goals and initiatives from those of Anglo-America. In some instances they have directly opposed them.

Anti-Anglo-Saxon attitudes among EU elites started to ramp up as the G-20 summit approached in April 2009. First, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, leader of the euro group within the European Union, stated that the global financial crisis “started in the United States. The Anglo-Saxon world has always refused to add the dose of regulation which financial markets, the international financial system needed.”

As the summit concluded, French President Nicolas Sarkozy sounded the death knell of “unregulated Anglo-Saxon finance.” A few months later at a July meeting in Nuremberg, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, reflecting on the impact of the crisis on the EU economy, told a group of German politicians that “with us, dear friends, Wall Street or the City of London won’t dictate again how money should be made, only to let others pick up the bill.”

The upshot was that last week Europe shut Wall Street bankers out of its bond market.

Aggravating the accelerating division between Europe and the U.S. was the snubbing of Germany by President Obama’s refusal to attend the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November. To add insult to injury, a further snub by the president was forthcoming in his refusal to attend the February EU/U.S. summit in Madrid.

Most recently came America’s deliberate U.S. bias in setting the conditions of a re-bid on the infamous Pentagon air tanker deal. The bid conditions were deliberately geared to Boeing securing the deal over the EU’s main bidder, Airbus.

The days of a strong Atlantic alliance are over. As the rift between the Anglo-Saxons and the EU widens, it is increasingly to Russia that the EU looks as its principal ally in securing a new balance of power in the Northern Hemisphere to replace the now sclerotic Atlantic alliance.

In the wake of all this comes the call for a new nato charter.

nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen is currently involved in an aggressive program of shuttle diplomacy as EU and nato leaders beaver away at crafting a new “strategic concept” for nato. With its original raison d’être having become redundant following the fall of the Soviet Union and the cessation of a bipolar world as had existed throughout the entire Cold War period, nato’s role is increasingly being forged into that of a multi-nation expeditionary force readied for action in any theater around the globe where peace and security are threatened.

But there’s more to this than meets the eye. nato is currently being heavily influenced by those who seek to use it as an instrument in support of very specific political goals.

Within seven months Rasmussen has to table the new nato strategic concept. It will need to reflect awareness of the increasingly isolationist policy emanating from Washington under the Obama administration. This, in essence, gives a green light to the powerful elites who are always moving and shaking things behind the scenes in Europe.

These imperialists are those who now carry the torch for an earlier generation which during the last century twice sought to build a European empire by force. They have bided their time since taking over from the previous generation which began retiring from active service in politics, the European bureaucracy, the education and legal systems, industry and Europe’s military forces. Few of the previous generation now remain. Yet the spirit that drove the previous generation’s imperialist vision lives on in the generation they taught. This is most particularly the case within Germany.

This same imperialist vision is driving an effort which will ultimately replace the old North Atlantic Alliance with not one, but two alliances—one with Russia, the other with a collection of Gulf oil states. These two alliances will underpin the rising imperialist power, the development of which is being quietly coordinated by Rome, Berlin and Brussels. While this power is rapidly developing, a seemingly blinded press and mass media prefer to concentrate on Vatican scandal, Greece’s financial bind and Germany’s political crisis. This mass of hot air is just masking the real news in the Northern Hemisphere.

Currently, strategic economic and political deals are being forged between the EU—Germany in particular—and Russia. Germany is expert in playing both ends against the middle in its relations with Russia. Ultimately this will end in a pact between the two that will secure their mutual imperial border that now appears, as we have predicted, to be at the Ukraine plain.

In the meantime, deals being done between the Gulf states and German industrial interests are forging the basis of what our editor in chief has described as the alliance clearly prophesied for these times between Germany and the collection of Arabic states detailed in Psalm 83 in your Bible. The nato chief’s recent visits to Jordan and Bahrain are additional indicators of this eventuality.

Watch for further developments on the crucial change in transatlantic relations over the coming months. As you watch, it would pay to remember Herbert Armstrong’s prophecy that a powerful European imperial force will one day point the Anglo-Saxons’ own weapons currently based on European soil right at the major population centers in Britain and America in what will be a complete reversal of the old Atlantic alliance!