World Watches, Germany Says ‘Nein!’
Now that the wraps are off and the true nature of Germanic intent behind the European project is revealed, Germany is no longer being coy about asserting its national interests.
“What Germany wants, Germany will get. This is the clear message. And anyone who has still not realized who will rule the roost in the fast-developing European superstate should take note” (Daily Mail, Jan. 12, 1999).
Twelve years after one of the few astute British columnists wrote that comment, German elites are about to get in spades what they have wanted all along from their EU project. The wheel has turned full circle. The mechanism that German elites created to initiate the crisis to serve up Europe on a platter to Teutonic control is now having the desired result.
Bernard Connolly, via his direct involvement in the European Commission in the process that created the foundation for the eurozone, noted that he operated in an environment “hostile to thought” where the “distinctly German way of approaching monetary questions” dominated proceedings.
After some observers began to realize that the true intent of the Maastricht Treaty was to lead Europe toward monetary and political union at the expense of the individual national sovereignty of EU member nations, resistance to the process arose. This prompted a leading member of Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Party, apparently with the approval of Chancellor Helmut Kohl, to issue a bare-naked threat to those of such a mind.
Contained in a paper produced by Member of Parliament Karl Lamers, the threat left no room for misinterpretation. It read, “If European integration were not to progress, Germany might be called upon, or tempted by its own security constraints, to try to effect the stabilization on its own and in the traditional way” (Connolly, The Rotten Heart of Europe).
With such a mindset, it probably is no mere coincidence that Karl Lamers today serves in the German government as deputy chairman of the Defense Committee of the German Parliament and as president of the nato Parliamentary Assembly.
More than an echo of Lamers’s threat was to be heard when Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke before the whole German Parliament on Wednesday. Seeking parliamentary approval of a mandate by the Bundestag for negotiations at the Wednesday EU summit considering methods to stem the euro contagion, Merkel pulled no punches.
In her speech to the Bundestag, “Merkel abandoning her usual cautious rhetoric warned outright of a war,” reported EU Observer (October 26).
“Nobody should take for granted another 50 years of peace and prosperity in Europe. They are not for granted. That’s why I say: If the euro fails, Europe fails,” Merkel said, followed by long applause by all political groups present. “We have a historical obligation: to protect by all means Europe’s unification process begun by our forefathers after centuries of hatred and blood spill. None of us can foresee what the consequences would be if we were to fail.”
Merkel got her mandate by overwhelming vote. She then went on to play the German trump card at Wednesday’s summit.
As Stratfor astutely observed of the summit’s outcome (October 27; emphasis added):
Europe’s financial crisis is getting worse by the week. What started nearly two years ago with Greece’s sovereign debt crisis has since spread to a half dozen countries—even affecting European heavyweight France—as well as most of the Continent’s major banks.
What has not spread is the willingness of any particular European state to apply the necessary volume of resources to address the crisis. In fact, as the vote in the German Parliament shows, even in the face of financial collapse there is little desire to take the steps necessary to save the structures of modern Europe. [T]he price to stave off Europe’s crisis is remarkably high. … [O]n the floor of the German Bundestag on Wednesday, it was made abundantly clear that the one country that might have the financial resources to resolve the crisis will not be sharing them. … That Germany, the one country whose participation is required in any solution for Europe, is pursuing its own interests in such a brash manner does not bode well for Europe’s future.
Amen to that latter statement.
German elites, those shady movers and shakers who massaged the eurozone into place with imperial intent, must be rubbing their hands in glee as their nation just waits on the sidelines for the grand climax of the euro crisis to bring the Continent to Berlin begging for aid. That aid will come on patently German terms. Then the political union of a two-tier Europe, under its prophesied 10 leaders, all yielding their power to Rome and Berlin, will suddenly emerge (Revelation 17:12-13).
And what of the people, the masses that suffer in the process?
Bernard Connolly quotes a European technocrat as musing, “Of course we want monetary union. Ninety percent of the elite want it. There is a little danger because the people do not want it: But we will take care of that.”
Yes, take care of that indeed … as then, to paraphrase Lamers, “Germany might be called upon, or tempted by its own security constraints, to try to affect the stabilization on its own and in the traditional way.”