Germany’s Three-Card Trick
It really is amazing that so many still suffer from a blindness that prevents them from seeing the reality of the emerging European order.
This in spite of even the enlightening analyses coming out of a handful of the best intelligence sources.
While the United States is besotted by WikiLeaks and Europe by its euro crisis, few see the reality of what is now building rapidly on the Continent.
Two of the best sources of European intelligence, Stratfor and German-Foreign-Policy.com, came up with very cogent commentary last week involving the German question.
Stratfor’s Peter Zeihan in a keen analysis observed the following (December 10; emphasis mine):
What most people haven’t realized in dealing with the European crisis is that in many ways this is a little intentional. … Now, in modern Europe, the Germans are back on the scene.
They have a foreign policy, they have opinions, and they’re acting upon them. And so their goal is to actually restructure the rules, the laws, the institutions that create the eurozone and make the common currency possible to their own end. And that end does not necessarily mean preventing bailouts, it does not even necessarily mean economic austerity. It’s about making sure Berlin is large and in charge on the Continent.
When asked the question, “France used to like to think of itself as equal partners with Germany in Europe. But aren’t these two headed for a clash?” Zeihan responded adamantly, “Definitely. The question is when. At this point, France does not have a better alternative. So long as Germany is willing to consult and even defer to France in many matters, the French are willing to let the Germans have their way with the financial system.”
Hold that thought on France versus Germany and turn to German-Foreign-Policy.com: “France is clearly lagging behind Germany in important targeted regions of its foreign policy. This has been confirmed in a series of studies published over the past few months by the German Council on Foreign Relations (dgap). At the same time, Paris has, for the most part, adopted Berlin’s foreign-policy priorities and—contrary to the 1990s—puts up no resistance to Berlin on basic issues. … France’s loss of political influence vis-à-vis Berlin is in correlation with its growing economic loss of ground vis-à-vis Germany. … Overall, France is pursuing the same line of foreign policy as Germany and has given up previous deviating approaches. But France is clearly lagging behind the European hegemonic power” (December 6).
This is a real game-changer.
The fracturing of the Franco-German platform upon which the European Union has been largely built is a glaringly obvious sign that it’s Germany’s time to assert itself, yet again, as an imperial power.
But it’s all being done on the surface in a terribly friendly way.
German troops rolled up to France’s eastern border this week for the first time since the Nazis were banished from French soil 65 years ago. In what was touted as “a symbol of deep friendship,” a battalion of German combat troops was “formally stationed in eastern border of France on Friday, a gesture that showed the two European powers would never clash with guns and bullets” (Xinhua, December 10).
Well, that’s all very well, but it still must be considered in the light of the potential of another German military initiative.
Having succeeded in uniting Europe economically, commercially, politically and—albeit precarious—financially, Germany is doing what any imperialist power would do next. The German government is moving to consolidate the EU’s defense forces under German hegemony.
Deutsche Welle reported that ministers at a European Council defense meeting December 10 “gave their backing to a German and Swedish plan to analyze areas where more collaboration would be possible.” This is entirely consistent with German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s policy of unifying both European defense industries and military forces. And it comes at a time when the German coalition leaders have approved the Guttenberg plan to eliminate conscription by July next year in favor of developing a highly professional military core which could deploy anywhere on the planet at a moment’s notice.
While this is all proceeding rapid-fire, another just-as-concerning move is being considered by the German leadership. Using the terrorist threat as the excuse, German elites are “pushing for what some call a ‘super-police,’ or merger of two federal police agencies. … The German government is re-floating a proposal to unite its two federal police forces, creating what some have called a ‘super-police force’ …. Some German opinion makers warned Friday that a merger of the two forces would have to be watched carefully in a country with a difficult history of a centralized police force” (Spiegel Online, December 10).
The Financial Times Deutschland wrote that “the current Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière now wants to accomplish creating a new super-police, through the fusion of the bka and the Bundespolizei. The reform is necessary to dispose of more than 60 years of duplication” (December 10).
But that’s exactly the point. It is the duplication, or rather the separation of structures within the German police force, that gives it protection from evolving into something akin to the dreaded SS of Nazi infamy. Now Germany’s Interior Ministry, by posing the prospect of a centralized super-police force, is again putting Germans—and the rest of Europe—at risk of the revival of such a dreaded system.
Three aces—German troops welcome on France’s eastern border, EU adopts German/Swedish plan for military consolidation, and a centralized police structure touted for Germany—all in just one week.
Think about some of those statements cited above: “It’s about making sure Berlin is large and in charge on the Continent.” “[T]he French are willing to let the Germans have their way with the financial system.” “France is pursuing the same line of foreign policy as Germany and has given up previous deviating approaches.” “By intensifying our military cooperation, we will all benefit in the end” (Guttenberg, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, December 9). “The German government is re-floating a proposal to unite its two federal police forces, creating what some have called a ‘super police force’ ….”
“It is no exaggeration to ask whether we are living in the last days of the eurozone, or the first days of a United States of Europe” (EUobserver, December 9).
Think—and then read what Herbert Armstrong said 35 years ago: “Germany is the economic and military heart of Europe. Probably Germany will lead and dominate the coming United States of Europe.”
It does make you think, doesn’t it?
How did he know?
Well, now that it is all suddenly becoming a current-day reality, don’t you think you should find out?
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