Victory in Europe?
Fifteen years ago I sat in the press gallery at the grand celebration of the 50th anniversary of VE Day in London, England, observing and reporting on the proceedings. The occasion was the Heads of State ceremony. In the vip area sat Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Jordan’s King Hussein (at the time the longest-reigning foreign monarch), the prince and princess of Wales and a whole panoply of heads of state from around the world. The occasion was full of pomp and pageantry quite fitting for a nation reflecting on its hard-won victory over tyranny in the cause of freedom and world peace.
Today, one could be forgiven for asking who really won that terrible war, and what it really achieved. For today, the British offer a sad reflection of the strength of leadership, pride in national power and the level of willing public sacrifice which, together with the support of their American brother nation, combined against the most terrible odds to lick the enemy 65 years ago.
This year on May 8 when the British people celebrated VE Day, they did so under a situation of a hung Parliament, truly a witness to the dearth of statesmanlike, Churchillian leadership evident in the ranks of elites in Britain today.
At the same time that the British were remembering their victory over Nazi tyranny, the same spirit that drove the Nazi imperialist dream was at work in the minds of those who were busy behind closed doors figuring out a plan that will accelerate the achievement of the dream that Hitler and Kaiser Wilhelm had both possessed: a European continent united under Berlin’s control. Their emergency closed-door session ended with the very bank that Hitler had used to effect massive transfers of Nazi wealth internationally—the Bank of International Settlements—once again being handed a similar power.
The reality is that the power that the nation of Germany has won either directly or via its dominance of the EU courtesy of the global financial crisis—which began in September 2008 with the subprime mortgage meltdown in America and recently consummated with the sovereign debt fiasco in Europe—is mind-blowing to say the least. And it’s all happened within barely 18 months!
Last Saturday’s financial blitzkrieg now places Germany in the position where it not only obviously dictates European Central Bank policy through its proxy, the EU (which it has done ever since creating the ecb), but clearly dominates, if not directs, the decision-making process in the world’s major global financial institutions.
In September 2008, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy flew to Washington, demanded and got U.S. agreement to hold an emergency G-20 meeting. By virtue of its majority vote within the G-20, the Franco-German axis clearly demonstrated its dominance of global economic policy formulation at that and each subsequent G-20 summit. Since it was German elites who called the tune on the recent European bailout (notwithstanding Mrs. Merkel’s apparent procrastination and Mr. Sarkozy’s flag waving at the end of negotiations), it is obvious that Germany, through its EU proxy partners, now controls by majority EU vote the setting of global financial policy.
EU majority vote under German leadership of the G-20 is the main power behind the creation of the new global fiscal regulatory authority, the Financial Stability Board (fsb), chaired by ex-Vatican banker and now governor of the Italian Bank and board member of the ecb, Mario Draghi. The influence of Rome and Berlin in the creation of this enterprise will place a “Holy” Roman German imperialist stamp on its approach to global financial regulation as soon as the fsb is formally established.
Most recently, with the decision of European elites to place the ex-Nazi bank, the Bank of International Settlements (bis), in charge of all international transfers of funds associated with the sovereign debt bailout, a bank once again under German dominance, this virtually gives Europe’s most predominant nation a controlling power in each of the globe’s most influential and powerful financial institutions. It is a virtual takeover by powerful German Roman Catholic elites of the global financial system—over fiscal policy formulation, financial regulation, and international money transfers.
The ecb, the G-20, the fsb and the bis—all these institutions now dance to Germany’s tune!
Via its dominance of these four powerful institutions, and given the right leadership, Germany is now in a position at some time in the future to dictate, through its powerfully influential Roman Catholic EU elites, global economic and financial strategy, and, by association, international trade, in fulfillment of Revelation 13:16-17!
So who did really win the war for which Britain celebrated victory on May 8?
The United States has now won its last war! …. We have the power, but we are afraid to use it! Our high standard of living is starting downward. …
Europeans had relied on the United States for protection against Russia. They are fast losing confidence in that reliance. Soon they will unite politically and militarily in a gigantic United States of Europe—a resurrection of the once powerful “Holy Roman Empire.” And it will be a threat that could destroy the United States and Britain. Already the once proud British Empire has crumbled. They were proud of their power—a proud people. They are no longer a major nation.
With unerring foresight, Herbert Armstrong penned those words 34 years ago! (co-worker letter, Feb. 27, 1976).
Now, with the agglomeration of power gained by Germany under the EU umbrella, the potential for the fulfillment of his prophecy concerning the rise to global dominance of a United States of Europe has become a potent reality!
Suddenly Germany is in the headlines. Germany is on the lips of the most astute commentators on the European sovereign debt crisis. The real thinkers such as reside at the Stratfor think tank, the best of the journalists who closely observe the European scene such as the Telegraph’s Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, the American commentators most attuned to the EU agenda such as Dick Morris, all are voicing concern at the powerful clout that has recently been acquired by European central bankers under German dominance.
Isn’t it time to admit, of Herbert Armstrong, that “he was right”?!
You really need to read our latest booklet by that title—He Was Right.
If you thought he was wrong, then at least have the courage to read that booklet and show us where he was not right!
Are you up to the challenge?
Believe it or not, the future of both you and your loved ones could well depend on your response.