Germany—the Penny Drops!
For many years the Trumpet has striven to keep its readers informed of the true imperialist agenda of certain elites in Germany. Many, in their ignorance, laughed. Chief of those have been a number who once heeded the voice that cried out a warning to the world revealing this ongoing agenda, even when Germany lay in the ashes of abject defeat following Hitler’s vain attempt at global rule. Herbert W. Armstrong committed much of his life’s ministry to warning the world that Germany would arise yet once again to pursue an imperialist dream of global conquest—in reality, one final resurrection of the old Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
Now some of the brightest and best of analysts are waking up to the true nature of the agenda of the current generation of German imperialists.
Our long-time readers will know that one of the sources that we oft quote is the Austin, Texas-based think tank Stratfor.
We first noticed the astute analysis of Dr. George Friedman, ceo of Stratfor, during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. In fact we even published, with Stratfor’s approval, a cover story featuring an article written by Friedman exposing the falsehood behind reports of Serbian-instigated genocide.
On two separate occasions I had the opportunity to personally interview Dr. Friedman and on a third occasion join a panel consisting of Friedman, our editor in chief Gerald Flurry and British political economist Rodney Atkinson. The subject under discussion was the rise to prominence of a united Germany within the European Union, a reality about which Atkinson in particular aired real concerns. Clips from our interviews of both Dr. Friedman and Rodney Atkinson later appeared on the Key of David television program.
George Friedman has a mind as sharp as a razor. His grasp of history within the context of unfolding current world events is profound. He is naturally inclined to astute analysis of world events within the prism of geopolitics. During his formative years he was not unfamiliar with the forecasts of the outcome of world events as broadcast by Herbert W. Armstrong. Dr. Friedman’s Hungarian heritage probably gives him a natural affinity with European and transatlantic affairs in particular. Yet in his most recent best seller, The Next Hundred Years, Friedman sees the U.S. as being the dominant power throughout the current century.
On the latter point, with due respect to Dr. Friedman, we beg to differ.
We differ based on the “more sure word of prophecy,” which prophesies a far different outcome. In fact, the prophecies of your Bible forecast the decline of the Anglo-Saxon peoples and the rise to global dominance, if yet for a very brief time, of three distinctly competitive powers—a German-led imperial Europe, Iran and the Sino-Russian bloc.
In this view, it seems, there is a degree of consensus between the Trumpet and Stratfor. One of Stratfor’s most articulate analysts, Peter Zeihan, has this to say about the developing global order: “The global system is undergoing profound change. Three powers—Germany, Iran and China—face challenges forcing them to refashion the way they interact with their regions and the world” (March 16).
Zeihan then goes on to focus on Germany. The interesting thing about his analysis of current trends in Germany is that it hints at there having been an underlying agenda which has led that nation to its current position of possessing the whip hand in European affairs. Read what Zeihan says about Stratfor’s changing view of the EU in respect of the current Greek financial fiasco and what it portends for a restructuring of the EU model (emphasis mine throughout) :
Despite their shared EU membership, the Western European members were quite reluctant to bail out their eastern partners. We became even more convinced that such inconsistencies would eventually doom the currency union, and that the euro’s eventual dissolution would take the European Union with it. Now, we’re not so sure.
What if, instead of the euro being designed to further contain the Germans, the Germans crafted the euro to rewire the European Union for their own purposes?
Our dear long-time readers, where did you first read of Germany perhaps deliberately constructing a monetary system to fail so as to create the very crisis that would lead the German leaders to pose their own corporatist solution on the problem in the interests of meeting their own nationalist, imperialist goals for a Fourth Reich?
Read on and see just how close Stratfor’s thinking is becoming to the reality of what the Trumpet has forecast since the euro’s creation:
What made us look at this in a new light was an interview with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble on March 13 in which he essentially said that if Greece, or any other eurozone member, could not right their finances, they should be ejected from the eurozone. This really got our attention. … [T]his is not the sort of statement made by a country that is constrained, harnessed, submerged or placated. It is not even the sort of statement made by just any EU member, but rather by the decisive member. Germany now appears prepared not just to contemplate, but to publicly contemplate, the re-engineering of Europe for its own interests. It may not do it, or it may not do it now, but it has now been said, and that will change Germany’s relationship to Europe.
Now, read the following statement and remember—remember what Herbert Armstrong prophesied for almost 60 year prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Remember what the Trumpet has consistently forecast based on the inerrant prophecies of your Bible. Remember … and be sobered!
“[O]ur assessment of the euro is shifting from the belief that it was a straitjacket for Germany to the belief that it is Germany’s springboard. … Germany is becoming a bit too successful at charting its own destiny. And as it dawns on one European country after another that there was more to the euro than cheap credit, the ties that bind are almost certainly going to weaken.
“The paradigm that created the European Union—that Germany would be harnessed and contained—is shifting. Germany now has not only found its voice, it is beginning to express, and hold to, its own national interest. A political consensus has emerged in Germany that the rules of the eurozone are Germany’s to refashion” (ibid.).
“If the euro,” Zeihan writes, “is essentially gutting the European—and again to a greater extent the Club Med—economic base, then Germany is achieving by stealth what it failed to achieve in the past thousand years of intra-European struggles.“
When sharp analysts at high-profile think tanks such as Stratfor are prepared to publish challenging views such as put forward by Peter Zeihan which so closely match those of biblical prophecy propounded by this magazine, perhaps it’s high time that our critics began to laugh on the other side of their face!
In fact, perhaps it’s high time they started to question just why they ever changed their mind on believing, as they once maintained they did, the “more sure word of prophecy”!
If you are shaken by what you have read in this article, then you ought to know what to do about it! Just make the choice, the right choice as commanded by your heavenly Father in Isaiah 1:18-20, and get back to where you ought to be, where the future remains brighter than any human could ever imagine without the benefit of that “more sure word of prophecy.”
To aid you in that choice, read, without delay, our booklet Repentance Toward God.