Europe—the Glue That Is Missing

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Europe—the Glue That Is Missing

Europe stands at the crossroads of a political revolution. What is missing is the glue to pull it all together.

As we have constantly intimated, the European Union—a largely German construct—would have to reach the brink of massive crisis, threatening the whole project of economic, political and military integration, before its elites would move to pose an ultimate solution in Germany’s best interests.

We have reached that moment in the European Union’s history.

Any further delay in intervention by the EU’s imperialist elites to solve the euro crisis risks collapse of the whole project of European unification.

This has been a masterful exercise in pure brinksmanship.

Now, perceived by few, German elites have the very mother of a crisis that gives them both the excuse and the opportunity to move in and begin to bring their Holy Roman imperial dream to full reality.

A few pundits have reasonable angles on this story of the moment. Yet none really have the full vision of that which is about to emerge in Europe.

Spiegel reports that “a plan is forming that would dramatically change the architecture of the European Union. … Merkel is carefully preparing the public for the possibility that great changes are coming and that established certainties are no longer valid. … [B]ut she is fully aware that the abyss is no longer very far away” (June 11).

Taking the broader view, Spiegel then observes: “This coming Sunday, general elections in Greece will indicate whether a country, for the first time, will be forced to leave the eurozone. … The debt crisis has transformed into a crisis of faith. Few options remain for European Union heads of state and government. … What is to be done? The currency union has to become a political union.”

Spiegel then goes on to highlight the already highly publicized plan-in-the-making that European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Eurogroup head Jean-Claude Juncker and European Central Bank head Mario Draghi are presently engaged in drawing up to present in draft form at the European summit at the end of June.

The goal of these four Roman Catholic elites is to have a concrete plan for implementation by the end of summer—it will, perforce of the imperialist religious orientation of the drafters, be a Holy Roman plan to its core, no doubt reflecting the doctrine propounded by their chief mentor, Pope Benedict, in his encyclical, “Caritas in Veritate.” In earlier commentary, we have clearly exposed the prophesied ultimate outcome of this plan as fulfilling the vision of Revelation 13 and 17.

Critical to this plan is that the key imperialist interests of the EU’s mastermind and master economy, Germany, must be firmly woven into its whole fabric.

As Spiegel observes, “The plan envisions nation-states giving up significant elements of their sovereignty to European institutions. … The result would be a two-speed Europe, the core of which would be represented by the currency union. … It would be the beginning of the United States of Europe. And Germans would likely only be able to approve the plan if it could credibly guarantee that the new political construct would commit to emulating Germany’s culture of stability. … Germany would have to take on additional risks within the eurozone. In return, southern Europeans would have to grant Brussels control over their national budgets—according to German principles” (ibid).

Commenting on this report by Spiegel, George Friedman of Stratfor opines, “This is a shift in the position of Europe’s creditor nations, particularly Germany. Berlin has realized that it has no choice but to fund this and other bailouts. As an export-dependent country, Germany needs the eurozone to be able to buy German products. Moreover, Berlin cannot allow internal political pressures to destabilize the European Union as a whole. For all the German bravado about expelling countries, the preservation and even expansion of the existing system remains a fundamental German interest” (June 12).

A “fundamental German interest.” That bespeaks the very reasons for the whole postwar project of European union from beginning to end. Simply put, as Herbert Armstrong proclaimed at war’s end in 1945, German imperialists would attempt one more time to gain world domination, this time by economic means, before ending their next attempt with a massive demonstration of military power. But he always said it would be a great crisis within the international system of finance that would be the catalyst to cause the seventh, and final, rise of the Holy Roman Empire under German domination.

We now have German domination in Europe, and we are standing on the brink of massive crisis in the global financial system. Thus the time is ripe for that which Spiegel calls “nothing less than a European revolution.”

Dr. Friedman observes that the approach outlined in the report being assembled by the “Holy Roman” four “would attempt to resolve Europe’s problems by increasing the Continent’s political integration—a concept that has been discussed extensively, particularly by the Germans and Europhiles. … If all of Europe is going to be responsible for sovereign debt issued by member countries, then the stakeholders who have the most invested in the European project [Germany] must have control over borrowing. … The European Union is built around Germany” (op. cit.).

The elites of Germany, the shady men in the gray suits who really pull the political and economic strings, have, akin to the imperialist generals in field gray 70 years ago, maneuvered Germany into a most strategic position. As Friedman states, the power now in the whole European economic and political scenario surrounds a singular question: “the core problem is the decision about who will and will not be allowed to borrow.” That will be Germany’s call all the way, within the framework of the plan being developed by the “Holy Roman” four.

Yet the elites who are pulling the strings of this whole deal together lack something that will be crucial to making it workable. For nations to willingly sacrifice the level of sovereignty required to permit the degree of integration required to create true political, economic and financial union under a singular centralized government—as is prophesied in Revelation 13 and 17—requires something to bind it together. It requires a loyalty to a power of a higher order than loyalty to one’s own nation. But as George Friedman says, at present, “the glue that holds nations together is missing in the European Union. The greater the integration, the more this will reveal itself.”

As the lack of that “glue that holds nations together” becomes more apparent by the month, watch for the very glue that Herbert Armstrong prophesied would finally bind together the seventh resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire—the power of the ancient universalist religion of Rome—to be activated powerfully by the pope’s crusade of the “new evangelism” set to be launched this autumn.

The religion of Rome is the proven “glue” that has cemented six previous revivals of the old Roman Empire together for their blood-soaked history in the past. Your Bible prophesies that it is poised to do so yet one more time.