As the top 20 nations met in Toronto at a record cost of $1 billion in a time of continuing global financial crisis, they did so amid an international atmosphere of great confusion.
The G-20 meeting consummates a month of earthshaking events that are reshaping the global map into an international order reflecting the descent of the Anglo-Saxons and the rise to power of their historical enemies.
Any international relations student with an eye to modern history and the character of nations would have to say Germany took the prize for dominating the headlines in June. During the space of just a very few weeks, Germany mooted the end of military conscription, proposed a complete reorientation of its military priorities, publicized a new foreign-policy alliance with Russia, and faced down the Obama administration with a loud “nein!” to the U.S.’s policy of attempting to spend its way out of the global financial crisis. To top it off, Germany humiliated the English national football team with a 4 to 1 drubbing in Sunday’s playoff between the two nations at the World Cup in South Africa.
Yet it was not only June that saw Germany dominate the news. Germany has figured directly in more headlines during the first half of this year than at any other time since World War ii.
To those with not only a grasp of history, but a memory of the headlines featuring Germany during the early years following that war, the impact of today’s headlines involving that nation is startling and deeply concerning.
To those who also have a mind open to biblical revelation, those headlines, though sobering, are in no way surprising. They even raise the hope of the imminence of an age of unbelievable peace and prosperity just ahead. But that will not come before today’s political shakeout of nations turns ugly—extremely ugly—to the point of massive destruction in, believe it or not, a third massive world war!
We are not trying to convince you of this impending reality. Our task is but to place the facts before you, historically and prophetically. You may choose to mock in your ignorance, you may choose to turn a blind eye, you may be angered by our expression of reality—or you may even be moved with the courage to look into our message, as thousands have, prove it, and undergo a life-changing experience to prepare you for both the difficult times ahead and for the incredibly wonderful experience that lies after them for those who will just simply turn to live a life of obedience to their Creator. The choice is yours.
Now, to the reality of the day.
In addition to Germany’s dominance of debate at the G-20 summit, the three other major events of the month alluded to earlier propelled Germany toward global power status: the German defense minister’s endorsement of removing the nation’s longstanding policy of military conscription; the publicly announced strengthening of a foreign-policy alliance between Russia and Germany; and the Defense Ministry’s announcement of the strengthening of German naval power off the Persian Gulf. Each on its own merits demonstrated a sea change in postwar German government policy.
The month’s events highlighted yet again the fact that Germany’s Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg appears to have the ability to quietly go about the business of reformatting Germany’s defense apparatus without a great deal of fanfare and seemingly at times without the direct involvement of his boss, the embattled Chancellor Merkel. In all of this he is gradually shaping media and public opinion to accepting Germany as an overt military power.
Since Guttenberg took on Germany’s defense portfolio last October, he has seldom been out of the headlines. This has ensured that the German population have been forced—though seemingly reluctantly, given the history—to enter the debate on German security and defense. Last week, the major German news service Der Spiegel swung its support behind Guttenberg’s call to abolish conscription. Such public support is crucial to the defense minister’s strategy to channel funds toward building a high-tech professional military core for the Bundeswehr, while at the same time appearing to save expenditure by cutting the budget allocation for conscription. It is a clever tactic that looks to be heading for rapid success.
Conscription is not necessary at times when a large component of foot soldiers is not called for. In fact, such a policy, Guttenberg now maintains (backed by Spiegel), can be positively wasteful. Following decades of training military conscripts, Germany has multiple thousands of men of service age on civvy street who, having done their time, are grounded in the basics of soldiering. What’s more, grunts can be called up any time and force-trained in short order on demand. Therefore, any continuing policy of military conscription, Guttenberg maintains, is redundant in post-Cold War Germany.
What is most essential for an efficient military force is to have a highly trained and motivated command structure with access to a well-oiled, fully coordinated and standardized industrial system geared to maximizing the output of weaponry and associated military hardware at a moment’s notice. The German elites have proved themselves expert at such a strategy in the run-up to two world wars in the past. Guttenberg, in consortium with leading German industrialists, is well on the way to ensuring that Germany is in shape as a powerful player in any future military challenge using the identical approach to that adopted by German elites in the early and mid-20th century.
Secondly, in strategic terms, Guttenberg’s focus is increasingly on the Middle East.
In a recent interview, Guttenberg confirmed that Germany will continue its mandate to secure the Mediterranean. Additionally, he indicated the imminent strengthening of naval patrols off the Sinai Peninsula. This, together with the recently announced United Arab Emirate-German consortium building warships for deployment in the Persian Gulf, is of particular interest to students of Bible prophecy as it falls directly in line with what our editor in chief has identified as the Psalm 83 alliance.
A prophecy in Psalm 83:3-8 forecasts an end-time alliance between Germany (biblical Assyria) and a host of Middle East nations, predominantly those which today occupy the Levant and Sinai Peninsula. Last week’s announcement that a vital component of Germany’s Middle East defense posture is now to be strengthening its naval forces off the Gulf, mandated as it is with the implicit support—and capitalization—of certain Arabian nations, is a powerful endorsement of the currency of the fulfillment of this important prophecy for our day.
In relation to Germany’s Mideast foreign policy, we have previously stated that Germany will not pull out of Afghanistan. It simply cannot afford to.
Afghanistan gives Germany a position on the eastern flank of Iran. This is crucial to the German strategy of surrounding the Middle East oil-producing nations. The German drive to secure vital access to oil and gas is two-pronged: Form a close alliance with its present main supplier, Russia, while setting a defensive ring around the world’s other major suppliers of energy, Iran and Arabia.
Last week’s announcement of both Germany’s heightened foreign-policy alliance with Russia and of the strengthening of Germany’s naval presence in the Gulf—coming within days of each other last week—are strong indications of Germany’s present aggressive push behind its Middle East strategy. The confusion in Washington and in U.S. military circles surrounding last week’s sacking of Gen. Stanley McChrystal will just add fuel to the fiery acceleration of Germany’s Middle East foreign-policy push.
Where is Germany’s new military strategy leading?
Believe it or not, the prophecies of your Bible show that this is all leading to Germany becoming the dominant player in the Middle East peace process. The Roman Catholic elites in Berlin and Rome are intent on marching into Israel and seizing back, under the old “Holy” Roman crusading cross, the prized jewel of the city of Jerusalem!
Sound outlandish? Well, just watch and wait! It is as sure as tomorrow’s rising sun. And that event will be the harbinger of the greatest event ever witnessed and headlined by the global mass media: the coming of the long-awaited Messiah to rule this world with the only government that can ever bring peace, global order and prosperity to this war-ravaged world.
Read our booklets He Was Right and Germany and the Holy Roman Empire and wake up to the reality of today’s headlines and where they are leading. Who knows? You just might learn something that will enable you to be a positive participant in these earthshaking events of the future!