Thursday, June 2, 2016

Breaking News Live Blog

Just in the past few days, things have started to move relatively quickly. So I want to use this live blog feed to provide breaking news and short analyses to keep up with the changes this summer. It will cover Solana, EU Army developments, EU High Representative, Israel, etc. Also, big meetings and decisions are coming up. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

EU Army Rising & Solana's Role to Play




I haven't posted in quite a while, but I wanted to keep everyone posted as to the trends regarding Javier Solana, the push for an EU army, and the progress and relationship between those two things. Many important votes and meetings will take place in the coming weeks that should add further light to all of this. I plan to closely follow these events, and report back anything interesting I find. Yet in the mean time, I would like to provide a brief update as to what is going on.

Solana and the German White Paper on Defence

Germany has apparently taken on Solana's push for a "European Defence Union." Germany plans to actively push for a European Defence Union, which would include a permanent military headquarters, Council of Defence Ministers, and Permanent Structured Cooperation in defence. These are the main elements in the Solana plan. Furthermore, during Solana's "road show" the CEPS think tank noted that Germany was most receptive to the plan, and the German Defence Minister apparently gave a nod to Solana's plan when she called for strengthening a "European Defence Union," with the eventual goal to creating a European army. Largely to Solana's influence, the German White Paper on Defence notes that the German government plans to take a leadership role in the formation of a European Defence Union. This paper was scheduled to be released in June, but the UK Brexit referendum is coming up on June 23, so its full release is scheduled for after that vote, so as not to influence the outcome. Nevertheless, the paper was leaked and seen by the Financial Times.



EU HR Federica Mogherini

The EU Global Strategy 

The EU High Representative, Federical Mogherini, has spent the last year and a half preparing an EU Global Strategy, which is the successor plan to Solana's 2003 European Security Strategy (ESS). She in the past has called for the EU to be a military superpower. There was a very lengthy consultation period for the EU Global Strategy. Even until now, only a handful of political and security committee (PSC) ambassadors could see the plan, and they had to leave their cell phones outside. This was not to influence the UK In/Out Referendum on June 23, since rumors of an EU army are swirling about. Nevertheless, hand written notes were allowed, and thankfully someone leaked those as well. The EU global strategy apparently sees an urgent need to upgrade the EU's capabilities and activity in defence, calls for a permanent EU headquarters, and Permanent Structured Cooperation in defence (PESCO). This is of course is very similar to what Solana was calling for as well in his 2015 Report addressed to EU HR Mogherini. This is similar to the Eurozone's "Eurogroup" in which only the countries who wish to participate do so. While Britain cannot be forced to join PESCO, this allows the EU to build an army without British assistance. Though David Cameron may not support an EU army, whose to say a pro-EU successor won't sign them up to PESCO? Rumor has it that Merkel has a deal with Cameron that, in exchange for the UK-EU renegotiation deal, Cameron wouldn't block the creation of an EU army (presumably if other countires wanted to implement PESCO).

Momentum Towards a European Defence Union

The term "European Defence Union" was not widely used until the Solana report used it first. Curiously all other proposals for a "European Defence Union" have all the key proposals of the Solana plan. Furthermore, many powerful voices have gotten behind this in the past year or so.

  • European Parliament just a month and a half ago, demanded the EU set up a permanent military headquarters and a "European Defence Union." 
  •  The anti-NATO rhetoric of US Presidential candidate Donald Trump's has definitely put the pressure on the EU to put an EU army together. Even Obama and Hillary Clinton have long put pressure on allies to up defence spending. 
  • An EU battlegroup performed military exercises in Britain just this month, and it included two British battalions. The tanks had EU insignia on them. 
  • Of course, this is old news, but in March 2015, EU Commission President called for an EU army, a day before Solana gave his report. In an interview, Solana clarified that what was meant by a "European Army" was different than how some people were taking it. Knowing that those two are possibly good friends, their push seemed to be coordinated and planned.


The UK In/Out Referendum on June 23

As you've probably already guessed, they are not as talkative about an EU army or any enhancements to defence cooperation until after the UK votes whether to stay or leave. They even moved the European Council meeting until five days later, where Mogherini's EU Global Strategy is expected to be discussed and/or presented, at least to some extent. This is why the Germans rescheduled the release of their defence White Paper, wherein they intend to take a leadership role in the creation of a European Defence Union that will eventually lead to a European army. Nevertheless, the polls were neck and neck, but "Vote Remain" has gained a significant advantage over "Vote Leave." I even invested money in the prediction markets, that the UK would vote to stay. It tends to be that last minute, people fear change and opt for the status quo. So if "Remain" is already ahead, it is likely they will win, especially if there is high turnout. Once this vote happens, and the European Council has its meeting, I expect people to talk more freely about a European Defence Union.


Javier Solana's Role to Play

I believe Javier Solana has fulfilled a few highly specific prophecies about the Antichrist. (Click the link if you haven't seen the slideshow yet, which underpins the message of this entire website.) They are so specific no one living or dead can match them. Nor are they your typical vague "young charismatic leader wants peace in the Middle east" prophecy movie types. See my powerpoint for an extensive discussion about why I believe this is very likely.



Javier Solana has not stopped advocating in EU related fields. He even presented a report to EU High Representative Mogherini's team, in Brussels. This was part of the EU's formal consultation process prior to the EU Global Strategy. Solana's report in March 2015, calling for a European Defence Union, was addressed to the EU High Representative Mogherini. His recent report on "Human Security" was also intended to influence policy decisions on her part. The text of the "Human Security" report is not particularly interesting, except for who co-chaired it (Solana) and what it was used for the past. The Human Security Study Group is something Solana founded to advise himself back in his days as High Representative for CFSP, to provide specific recommendations. Here Solana is taking it upon himself to take a lead role in the study group he commissioned for himself back in the day.


There are lots of good reasons to believe that Javier Solana will not at all stop pushing for an EU army/European Defence Union. In March 2015, he said "I will put all the energies I have left to push forward this process" (CEPS Twitter account) when referring to European defence integration. Furthermore, back in 2009, when he "retired" he said "I am not yet ready for retirement" and stated he would keep working on the same things he always had been. He laid low and worked as an academic for a few years, but is coming back with a burst of energy, so much so that even one secular blogger believes that if the EU doesn't get too bogged down in the migration/debt crisis, that Solana would be appointed to an EU position. Finally, despite his age, it is very likely that Solana is trying to build a legacy for himself as one of the EU's founding fathers, in the same way Jacques Delors was the founding father of the Euro. I have extensively argued this point elsewhere, but in addition to it, I would like to point out that in his interview last year he stated that "It will be a very important step of the construction of the European Union." He also said, "This is a process. The sooner we start, the sooner it can be completed. If we don’t start, we will never finish." Very clearly, he sees himself as the one to get this done, despite not having any political power at the moment.



Bible Prophecy: EU, Solana Overview

If you are new to this website, I suggest you go to the overview page and see a slideshow as to why the EU is important in prophecy, and why Solana may be incredibly significant. To summarize:
  • The EU is a revived Roman Empire that exists in the last days, at the same time end time Israel does. (Daniel 7, 9, etc.)
  • The EU is a "divided kingdom" and has unity problems, as predicted in Daniel 2
  • The EU's defense structures were based on a group of ten countries, which later transferred their capabilities to the EU under Javier Solana's leadership (See Revelation 17:12-13)
  • Javier Solana started out with little political influence, as the inaugural holder of the High Representative position, but was also Secretary General of that ten-nation alliance. (see the little horn in Daniel 7)
  • Javier Solana gradually rose to power, and came into conflict with the "EU3" group for political influence in the discussions over Iran's nuclear program. He over came these three, as predicted in the Bible (see Daniel 7, where the Antichrist subdues 3/10 kings).
  • Javier Solana created a program for Eastern European and Mediterreanean countries, so that they could form a relationship with the EU. This European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) ultimately turned into a 7 year program that cycles every seven years (see Daniel (9:27). In the future, Solana recommends using money from the ENP to use military force to stabilize the Middle East and North Africa, very reminiscent of expectations of a 7-year security covenant between a United States of Europe and Israel, brokered by the Antichrist. 
The powerpoint explains this much better, in relative to all of the relevant Scriptures, and has images that are more helpful in explaining it. 

A Surprising Comeback Against All Odds

Nevertheless, a big snag in the theory that Javier Solana is the Antichrist was hit in 2009, when he left political power in his late 60's.. This was widely regarded in the news, and by his team, as a "retirement," despite his desire to continue working in academia. Those who thought Solana was the Antichrist were mocked*, and the EU-Washington diplomatic mission spokesman said it is "quite insane" because Solana is a "retired" and "private elderly gentleman." 

Consistent with how God does prophecy, against all odds, this "private elderly gentleman" now wants to spend the last years of his life, at 73, building one of the most powerful armies that has ever existed. Just like Jesus' resurrection, or the revival of the Roman Empire, or the return of Israel in the end times, God's word comes true, against all odds, after a very long time, no matter how dire it looks. This is very similar to the "mountain peaks" of prophecy phenomenon that has long been recognized. In literature, J.R.R. Tolkein coined the term "eucatastrophe" (no pun intended.) This is in contrast to the more disparaging term "deus ex machina" which is much more ad hoc and unexpected. My friend pointed out that many of these Bible prophecies seem to conclude with an eucatastrophe.**

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Mountain Peaks of Prophecy (Image Credit Here)

As I implied before, an Antichrist that retires then comes back is not theologically ad hoc. It does seem strange that the Antichrist would retire, then suddenly come back. It sounds like we are constructing a "comeback" to save a dying theory. But in fact, theologically, this has quite a bit of precedent, as I already mentioned. Prophecies that don't appear to have large gaps between them ultimately do. For example, the disciples, even at the ascension, had no idea that the coming of the Messiah would happen in two separate phases, one where he dies for sins, and another where he returns thousands of years later! Same goes with the revived Roman Empire. Daniel 7 describes how God violently defeats the "fourth kingdom" when the Messiah comes on the clouds of heaven. The fourth kingdom is regarded by almost all conservative scholars as being the Roman Empire. The problem is obvious. How can the Roman Empire be defeated by God, at Christ's Second coming, if the Roman Empire died out long ago? The answer is clear. It must come back, just like Israel came back after thousands of years, so must the Roman Empire. 

Solana and the Common Purpose? Revelation 17: 12-18

The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.13 These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast. (Revelation 12:12-13 NASB)

One major event in the end times is the ten kings give their power and authority to the beast. The "beast" is synonymous with the Antichrist and/or his kingdom. (A king can't be king without a kingdom, and vice versa.) The ten-nation Western European Union military alliance, that was used by the EU to conduct military missions, transferred almost all of its capabilities to the EU under Solana's head, at Recommendation 666. I have gone into detail into why I believe that is historical as of 2001, in this article here. 

Nevertheless, when reading the rest of the passage, it seems to reiterate what it already says. I post here the entirety of the text, in NASB, to demonstrate this point.

2 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. 13 These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
Victory for the Lamb
14 These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb willovercome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”
15 And he *said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire.17 For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled. 18 The woman whom you saw is the great city, which [reigns over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:12:12-18 NASB emphasis added)

So here it seems that the beast (Antichrist) and his ten kings hate end times Babylon, whoever that is. They apparently violently destroy this city and "burn her up with fire." So it seems this is a military activity to say the least. Since the harlot rides the back of the beast (see Revelation 17), it seems the Antichrist and Babylon are initially allies. But this apparently doesn't last. The ten kings and beast have a "common purpose" by which they destroy end times Babylon. So it makes sense this common purpose is in the military domain (hence, a common purpose on defence issues: Common Security and Defence Policy). Some theologians even believe that the one riding (i.e. the prostitute) is the one with the influence.


Notice how it says that the ten kings have "one purpose." This is the same phrase in Greek as "common purpose" in verse 17 later on. Literally, it is "one mind," which is how the ESV renders it. Both verse 13 and verse 17 say the same Greek phrase.

Notice the apparent repetition in verses 12-13 and verse 17. I have argued elsewhere that verses 12-13 are most likely a past event that took place in 2001, after Recommendation 666 was implemented. However, it kind of "fast forwards" to Babylon's destruction and reiterates that the ten horns have a common purpose and give their "kingdom" to the beast. Since EU defence policy still remains largely intergovernmental, verse 17 does not seem like a past event. Interestingly, in Solana's surprise EU defence integration push, giving up sovereignty in defence is precisely what he is trying to get the member states to do.

EU Operation Blowing Up Pirate Ship


Is it exegetically ad hoc to place verses 12-13 in the past, and verse 17 in the future? If we look at another prophecy, the destruction of Tyre, we have precedent for a passage that sounds like one decisive event, but is actually two. In retrospect, the text allows for this. See this article here to see what I mean. God prophesied that Nebuchadnezzar would destroy the city of Tyre. He did most of the job, but later on, Alexander destroyed the island portion. When reading the text, it actually allows for it, as the pronoun changes when discussing Tyre's attackers. Not to mention the "revived" Roman Empire, first and second coming of Jesus, restoration of end times Israel, and the entire "mountain peaks of prophecy" phenomenon allows for this. I think it is especially allowable in Revelation 17 because of the deliberate repetition and the "fast forwarding" to Babylon's destruction. Solana completed verses 12-13. We are witnessing him attempt to whip up the "common purpose" again, and get more integration in the defence domain.

I admit I shake my fist at heaven from time to time. But one thing that God does, is he doesn't do things when we expect them, but he does them exactly as he said, no matter how long it has been or how bleak the situation looks.

 Hallelujah and praise to our God in Christ Jesus, forever and ever!


P.S. Another fun 666 connection:


*This website has no affiliation with the group mentioned in the Newsweek article, the Hutaree militia, who also thought that Javier Solana might be the Antichrist. As I understand it, the Hutaree were exonerated of all the attacks they were alleged to have planned.

**This "againts all odds after a long time" prophetic principle does not apply if someone intensely hopes that God will come through in some instance, if he has made no explicit promise. It only seems to apply when God has made an explicit promise, or already partially fulfilled prophecies, only to turn them around at the last moment. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Largest EU Parliament Party Wants to Green Light EU Army

Quick update here. Sorry I have not posted in so long.

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/epp-leaders-bang-drum-european-army-318571
EXCLUSIVE / Centre-right leaders will greenlight a plan to move towards an EU defence union at the European People's Party congress in Madrid next week, EurActiv.com has learned.
In a strategic paper which will be adopted at the Congress, and obtained by EurActiv.com, EPP leaders will say that the various crises in Europe’s neighbourhood have taken the bloc to a moment of truth.
“We are going to move towards an EU army much faster than people believe,” said EPP president Joseph Daul to a small group of journalists on Thursday (15 October). The EPP is the largest European-level political party, and currently includes 10 EU and 6 non-EU heads of state and government.

The largest political party in the European Parliament is the EPP group. They want to move forward with a "European Defence Union"
EPP leaders are determined to respond to rising threats by pushing the European Council to support three new steps, laying the ground for a full-fledged EU Security and Defence Union, and ultimately a European army.

Solana lives in Madrid. So I wonder if he will be part of this plan proposal, even though he is not EPP, but socialist.

Also, there are rumors that Merkel will ask Cameron not to block an EU army, in exchange for his treaty renegotiation plans.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/11861247/Merkel-expects-Cameron-to-back-EU-army-in-exchange-for-renegotiation.html


Time will tell. Stay tuned!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Is a Eurozone Federation Inevitable?


France Calls for "Eurozone Government"


This week, the President of France has called for a "Eurozone government," at least twice. He plans to push forward specific proposals in the coming months. This Eurozone parliament would include a "specific budget" a "parliament" for democratic control, and a full time President. It will also include proposals for tax harmonization. Hollande said that the lack of unity was harming the Euro project, and they need to push forward to more unity.



He reiterated his call today (July 19) during the birthday commemoration of Jacques Delors, who founded the Euro. Unsurprisingly, Delors agrees with this plan. Hollande is interested in working with Germany, as well as forming a "vanguard" of countries who are ready to move forward with the plan. Surprisingly, David Cameron likely supports further Eurozone integration, because it sets a precedent for a "two speed" Europe, where he can opt to be on the second tier. 

Germany is the biggest road block to this plan. Ironically, Wolfgang Schauble, who lobbied hard against Greece on the July 13 EUCO, himself wants a Eurozone finance minister and Eurozone parliament. He is also an old school federalist.. Federalism inevitably involves financial transfers from the strong nations to the weak ones. So this could get interesting.

Schauble

We must not neglect the "economic pole" of European integration. It is also very important for prophecy. To explain why, I will swing right back to the subject of Javier Solana:

Solana's Vision: An EDU & an EMU

In Solana's report, he states that he wants to build a "European Defence Union" in the same way a "Economic and Monetary Union" was built. After all...he claims....the Euro crisis is getting better*. So we must work on other priorities, such as defence integration, due to the threats surrounding Europe.

So Solana's vision seems to be a military pole to the EU, and an economic pole to the EU.

Funny thing is, the Bible seems to agree.


Revelation 13: Two Beasts

Revelation 13 talks about two beasts, one from the sea and one from the earth. The sea beast in Revelation 13 is extraordinarily similar to the sea beast of Daniel 7, who many commentators agree is talking about the same dictator/and his corresponding political structure. Later on in Revelation, it talks of the "beast" and the "false prophet" as if they are individuals who are thrown into the Lake of Fire. But of course, these two are heads of different aspects of the same political system.

The Antichrist: A Military/Political Power

Since the Revelation 13 beast is the revived Roman Empire/its leader, we know that this revived Roman Empire eventually expands its tentacles to the entire world, at least at the height of its power. However, the Antichrist will have trouble holding his empire together, as it will be very prone to fragmentation.

The Antichrist in Daniel, as well as in Revelation, is depicted as a military ruler.
People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”
5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. (Revelation 13:4-7 NIV emphasis added)
Revelation mostly describes his political power, but hints at the beasts previous military victories. The book of Daniel provides more details of the Antichrist's military conquests and personality.
37 He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.38 Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. 39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price. (Daniel 11:37-39 NIV emphasis added)
(The passage then goes on to describe the Antichrist's specific military campaigns.)



The False Prophet: An Economic/Religious Power

The beast from the earth (the False Prophet) heads a political system that controls the religious and economic aspects of the Antichrist's empire on his behalf. Hence this:
16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. (Revelation 13:16-17 NIV)
 Notice, this is a giant, global monetary union. Its very intriguing that the Bible focuses on the monetary aspect, and not necessarily fiscal (though surely, the False Prophet will control that as well). Which is weird in and of itself, because that is how the EU operates today.

In summary, it is fair to say that the Bible describes the Antichrist (among other things) as a military ruler. And the False Prophet (among other things) as a monetary/economic ruler.

These two poles of European integration, military and economic, should be watched very closely.


Is the Antichrist Already Active?

This website promulgates a theory that many of the prophecies associated with the Antichrist have actually already been fulfilled in Javier Solana. These prophecies relate to a ten nation military alliance in Europe, a man with a weak political position rising up among those ten, those ten giving their political authority to him, and finally his subduing of a triumvirate of three of those ten leaders. (See Daniel 7) On top of all this, this same man is one of the primary architects of a contract between the EU and Israel which is now specifically confirmed for 7 years through the European Neighborhood Policy.





Despite a long absence from politics, and his relative old age, the Solana Antichrist theory looked like a bust. But he is kind of in the process of making a come back, promising to devote all of his remaining energy to "European defence integration." He did this by making specific policy recommendations to the European Council via a reputable think tank. He suggested making an integrated military force under a common command structure for the EU. This has been referred to as the "EU army" by others. He has been going on tour advocating this throughout Europe, and a few more presentations are due to be presented.

These fulfilled prophecies of course represent the basis of the general theory many have been following for some time now. As far as "evidence" we are in the end times, I would say this does the best anyone has ever seen. After all, many pastors and Bible teachers already thought the EU was the revived Roman Empire. So these are rather incredible developments.

However, we mustn't forget the other pole of European integration, which corresponds to the other beast.


Eurozone

The Eurozone Empire

The Bible is clear that the revived Roman Empire will be a very "divided" kingdom.
40 Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others.41 Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. 42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. 43 And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay. (Daniel 2:40-43 NIV emphasis added)
This exactly describes the Eurozone troubles of the last 5 years. The EU is a heterogenous mixture of different ethnic groups and countries. Some of those countries are stronger than others. However, the kingdom is very divided. As we can see now, even back in 2012, investors were actually concerned the entire thing could break up. Even now, a lack of unity characterizes the EU's activities, as many analysts and articles will readily admit.

Ironically, this division and weakness is becoming fairly oppressive in nature. The Eurozone crisis is somewhat difficult to understand, and I have not understood it for some time now (I still don't fully understand it). But this article below is the best explanation I have seen so far. It is biased against the Euro, but is interestingly edited by a liberal American writer. If you are interested, have a look below. But if you don't want to wade through it, I will briefly summarize it and add other information as well.







Eurozone Crisis


After the financial crisis of 2008, the U.S. and European nations tried to spend their way out of recession. For better or for worse, this is the standard economic advice given on how to escape a recession. However, the U.S. got a little better after a while, whereas the Eurozone started getting worse again.

Investors were initially excited about the Euro, and lent money to all EU nations at really cheap rates, since they were all on the Euro. However, this bubble eventually burst. This causes lots of economic pain and debt. Normally, when a country starts to have a crisis like this, they can devalue the currency, which encourages exports and tourism. However, this is where the Eurozone is different. Once recession or financial trouble hits, people lose jobs. However, Spain, Italy, Greece, etc. do not have the option of devaluing their currency. So when all of the foreign money leaves and people lose their jobs...they just stay unemployed. Their is no boost in exports or tourism to fill in the pain to help recover, because the currency remains too expensive. Not to mention...they are still in debt and have to pay it all back.

Usually in a federal system, some money is shuffled around from the stronger states to the weaker ones, to even things out. Furthermore, the whole area is mutually in debt, not the individual states. Also, people in the weak economies can just get up and move to a better state. I did not know this until recently, but this is how the U.S. works (and evidently, also Canada). After all, the states don't have different currencies they can devalue to encourage tourism. As a result, the federation has to just give them the money.

However, the Eurozone is not a federal state. As a result, the fiscal transfers are politically charged bailouts that require intense negotiations and really harsh terms. Furthermore, in the Eurozone, some of the austerity measures are so harsh that they are counterproductive in getting the country to pay back its debt, since the economy shrinks so much. This results in losses of sovereignty for smaller nations, who cannot pay back their debt and cannot recover because they are on a really expensive currency. And moving out of the bad areas is hard, because they may not know the language of a new place they move to.


Three Options, But Only Two Solutions

There are three options for how to handle the Eurozone recession:
  1. Everyone gets off of the euro, especially the weaker economies
  2. The EU creates a "United States of Europe
  3. The EU does the same old same old, which either leads to collapse, or harsher and harsher bailout terms on weaker countries, leading to a loss of sovereignty
However, one solution is off of the table. It is clear the leaders of the Eurozone countries are determined that it never breaks up. So we are left with only two alternatives.
  1. The EU creates a "United States of Europe"
  2. The EU does the same old same old, which either leads to collapse, or harsher and harsher bailout terms on weaker countries, leading to a loss of sovereignty
"United States of Europe" might leave more fiscal autonomy for the member countries. But the "same old same old" would eventually become a very oppressive system where Brussels could control every detail of the nations budget in the weaker economies.

The point is, either one of these options is going to gradually move towards a loss of sovereignty for the member nations. 

The Eurozone crisis is something that in a sense, can force unity. However, it will force a marriage that "isn't meant to be." (Well...it is meant to be...from a prophecy standpoint. But not from a governmental standpoint.)

The EU founding fathers knew that it would have problems, but hoped those problems would cause the European countries to form a federation. An influential European think tank even admits this in one of the articles:
The euro’s founding fathers foresaw this problem, but they believed that the necessity for political cooperation generated by the euro would be used by member states to move gradually towards political union. This was Helmut Kohl’s dream. Instead, these pressures were ignored by nations clinging to illusions of sovereignty until they broke free in the euro crisis, unleashing their full destructive potential.
Germany recently declassified some documents that admitted to knowing the Euro had flaws (especially because of Italy), but they went ahead with it anyway

So what to do about this?


Franco-German Motor

It is clear that the French President, and major political parties in France, are ready for federation. However, the EU has long had the "Franco-German" motor. After all, Recommendation 666 was based on a Franco-German proposal itself. One person on Twitter said "can you remember anytime a Franco-German proposal failed?" So if the French can get the Germans to cooperate, it will only be a matter of time until we have a eurozone federation on our hands. But getting cooperation will be tough.

Which brings us back to defence integration. If the EU controls the budget, its going to be a lot easier to provide incentives/budgetary controls based on defence spending and defence integration. Unfortunately, this is what the U.S. does. Theoretically, the individual states control their own education systems. But the federal government rewards states with money when they follow their recommendations. So in reality, the US federal government controls education, even though it is outside the area they are supposed to control. The EU could do something similar in defence, if it became a Eurozone federation. I think they are even already talking about small financial incentives for certain types of defence integration, even under the current system.


The Mark of the Beast

At some point, this is going to get so insane that the whole world will be forced to be on the same currency, through the mark of the beast. It is anyone's guess why it will seem like a good idea at the time. But most likely, it will be a bad economic idea that is politically motivated, just like the Euro is. This will be led by a person who acts on behalf of the Antichrist, controlling the religious and economic aspects.

We should keep a very close eye on Javier Solana. But we should also keep a very close eye on "economic integration." They already have the technology for the mark of the beast. The Verichip company formerly implanted chips into peoples  arms so they can use them like a credit card. If the battery were to leak, it would cause a painful sore. Manufacturing is now discontinued, but the tech is still there. Needless to say, the chip generated a ton of controversy.

All of this sounds terribly familiar from the book of Revelation.

Stay Tuned.


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

EU Prophecy News X-Files

Hello everyone.

I first want to say thank you all very much for your comments. If I haven't replied to yours yet, I will do so soon. I really like to hear what everyone has to say.

There is some information I would like to to share with my audience. But I don't want it Google searchable or discoverable without the link. Why is this? Some of you may recall that I emailed the WEU five years ago, requesting information. Once they discovered that I was sharing the emails with a prophecy site, they stopped being willing to cooperate.

I am in a vaguely similar (though not exactly the same) situation. I have no plans to do anything unethical or illegal. But I really would like to share some things I know that I'm sure many of you would like to know, without needlessly ruffling someone's feathers about it. I still want all of my readers to be able to access the information.

I have mulled over what to do about this. I tried to make a new blog, and password protect that blog. But that would require you all getting the password. It is unlikely that any one will discover the posts, so I have opted away from the password protected site, but only having a sister site, called "EU prophecy news X files" (silly name I know). I have made the settings so the posts are not indexed by Google. If there is something I would post that I really really don't want anyone to find, I'll type the text of it, then post an image of it.

This website you are on right now, will absolutely remain the main website. But I plan to hyperlink over to the non-indexed site whenever there is a semi-sensitive post. I will post the link in a blog post without much fanfare or description. And potentially, I will remove the link to it after a few days. So perhaps bookmark the link. I will bury the link in this website as well, but not in a terribly obvious location. And of course, if you want the link back, you can always comment, and I'll make it live again.

Sorry this is such a hassle, but there is some stuff I would just like to share. I think it would also be fine to retweet on Twitter (if you desire), especially if the live link goes down after while. But of course, no obligation to retweet. Just no reason to hold back.

This will certainly not deter a determined visitor from finding the other site, nor will it stop the NSA, the government, hackers, etc. I just don't want to cause needless annoyance or unnecessary explaining to do to secular audiences.

So without further ado, I introduce to you the first hyperlink, Memo 001. 

This particular hyperlink will be deactivated in a few days. I still want you all to be able to access it, so I will archive it somewhere on this site that is kind of counterintuitive.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

EUCO Debrief

Impetus Towards EU Army

As you know, I have been tracking the "ramp up" and proceedings of the EU's June 2015 Council on "Security and Defence." There has been a huge push for the integration of EU armed forces, into something the EU Commission president calls an "European army." Some think tanks were making some pushes for some rather large decisions to be made at the June European Council on Security and Defence. The European Parliament, the interparliamentary council, talked big. On many fronts, there was a big push for defence cooperation. 

And of course, Dr. Javier Solana chaired a task force recommending the EU create a "European Defence Union." Solana's group of eminent person's have had a few meetings since a year and a half ago. Solana's plan was to strongly encourage the creation of a European Defence Union, at the 2015 security and defence meeting. It seems the EU is devoting a European Council (EUCO) meeting to security and defence every two years, starting in 2013. This was the next meeting after that. So Solana and his crew published his Wall Street Journal op-ed, and released his report. Furthermore, Solana has admitted to going on a "roadshow" to many capitals of EU member states to push for a European Defence Union. He even came to the United States. After all, at his original presentation of the report in Brussels in March, he pledged that he will put all of the energies that he has left into defence integration. He has clearly been hard at work.

Even right before the June EUCO on defence and security, he was interviewed by Euractiv on a "Wake up call for a European Defence Union." Germany seemed on board with the "European Defence Union" and so did ALDE group in European parliament, who plagiarized the term, issuing their own report, which almost had the same recommendations as the Solana paper. 

This whole time, Jean Claude Juncker, EU Commission president, has more than once called for a "European army" to stand up to Putin. Even secular bloggers think the Solana report was coordinated with the Juncker announcement. He called for an EU army at least twice, and one of his spokespersons reiterated support. Finally, the night before the EUCO, the Commission VP, Timmermans, said that the EU regarded an EU army as a long term objective, as well as the preservation of the Euro. So it's certainly not just Solana who wants an EU army of sorts.

I have been putting a lot of emotional energy into anticipating the EUCO on Defence and Security, due to Solana's apparent interest in influencing policy. Maybe...just maybe this time...we would not feel so lost in the dark as far as prophecy is concerned. Especially since the 666 was floating around again...

So what was the outcome of the huge meeting on defence and security?

The Meeting that Never Was

The meeting was so catastrophically lackluster I won't even bother to post their conclusions here. I won't give the EU the credibility by acknowledging them, the conclusions were so absolutely pitiful. In their big meeting on "defence and security" one item they touched on relatively little was "defence and security." Much what they said/aspired to was largely already public information for months prior to the meeting.

 I am not a huge fan of an EU army concept, especially if its not accountable to the electorate. But if they are gonna hype it like that, they had at least better follow through with something. If they are going to talk big, they have to back it up. It reminds me of that old "The Office" episode, where the boss hypes a big "surprise" for all his colleagues, but the big surprise ends up being ice cream sandwiches. Except in this case, there was no ice cream sandwich.

If you want some mildly interesting EU conclusions on defence, here are the May 18 defence ministers conclusions on CSDP

The meeting agenda, in the weeks before, was gradually upstaged by migration, and the word "defence" was scrubbed from the agenda. Talks covered Greece, then migrant quotas.

And don't get me started on the "new European Security Strategy." It will be presented....a year from now. Mogherini called for the revision of the European Security Strategy. She implied that Solana's '03 strategy was good for its time, but outdated. She acted like some of the details of the new ESS would be at this June meeting. Everyone started calling for its revision. But gradually (at least in my opinion), it went from "will present some initial ideas on ESS" to "Mogherini will be tasked with the creation of the new ESS."

How long does it take to write the European Security Strategy!?!?!? I want to say that Solana wrote his in the amount of time Mogherini called for a new one. Granted, his was simple and formatted somewhat like a college essay, but it was widely celebrated. 

Don't I sound frustrated? 

BUT....the fact I am mad has an important point to show for prophecy.

Who else do you think is royally infuriated the EU did absolutely nothing at all!??!?!?


Solana Must Be Furious!

I can't imagine how mad Solana must be! After all, I may be annoyed for other reasons, but then again I didn't put a year and a half of working and traveling to prepare for it, only for them not to discuss my ideas. This is exactly what happened to Solana, who has dedicated 14 years of his life to European defence (both in NATO and the EU). Very few of his ideas got any air time at all, and most of them were so generic that they weren't exclusively his idea (i.e. increase defence spending in Europe).

In one of his meetings before the June EUCO, he called for a debate on European defence, and said his new favorite phrase "If not now, then when?" If they aren't going to build an integrated military now, then will they ever? Solana is not getting any younger, he will be having a birthday soon. 

Emotionally speaking, if a human is put into the situation Solana is put in, they have three choices:
  1. Get mad and just give up
  2. Wait around for another opportune time, then try again
  3. Get mad, and try even harder.
#2 even Solana admits is not an option. After all, he has said "if not now, then when?" He is also not getting any younger. He has also pledged to give his remaining energies to pushing forward defence integration, going on a big road show to push his ideas. I don't think he's going to take a big break because they didn't do what he wanted. If anything, he'll do the opposite. 

#1 is unlike him, or unlike anyone at his level of personal achievement. He seems pretty invested in the project. He doesn't talk like a person who is just going to stop and give up.

So that leaves us with #3. Get frustrated and try even harder. If you were him, you would be mad too. So it's not slanderous to assume he's frustrated and going to try all the harder.

Conclusion

Hopefully, I didn't show too much anger or frustration in this post. But as you all know, prophecy watching has the capacity to be very hard on the emotions. It's an emotional roller coaster, that instead of lasting a few minutes, lasts several years. For some of you, it has been a much longer wait than I have waited.

Watching gay marriage get ratified in all 50 states, the exact same day the EU had their non-meeting on "security and defence" was admittedly somewhat demoralizing. 

I go to a verse:
19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:19-20
I realize this was said in context of church discipline, but it seems to apply generally to prayer as a whole. In some sense, we have already done this, since we all have prayed for wisdom on prophecy. 

But we have really been sitting in a dark room 5 years now. The best prophecy theory of all time ever seems to be foiled in its original form, and went to a watered down form. But against all odds, gives glimmers of hope 5 years later, only to fizzle slightly for the moment. I admit I have had some sinful thoughts in the past days, as if God owes me/us something. So I don't want to do this in a spirit of that. 

But...if you all agree...I think we should in some sense, corporately pray that God give us clarity on prophecy and what is happening around us. We seemed to have had clarity before, only to be shot down. 

That is..... if you all agree we should pray this. (If it's an inappropriate request, then you readers should object). I know we have prayed for wisdom before, but I am personally pray for clarity on this subject, as to why it seemed to fail back then, showing glimmers of hope again. May God grant us mercy and clarity on matters of prophecy, that used to seem so clear, but seem so dark now.

Dear God, please give us clarity, because we feel like we have been crawling around in the dark, with feelings of disappointment, for years as far as prophecy is concerned. Please take away the darkness from our eyes, give us insight to see. And may you be honored in the process. Amen.



Friday, June 19, 2015

Liveblog: Tailgate the EUCO on Defence


This week, I will have a running blog post, monitoring the activities leading up to the European Council meeting Thurs./Fri, which is supposed to emphasize defence and security. I will post items I believe are relevant for end time prophecy. I will pay very special attention to Javier Solana's role in EU defence integration process, as well as any proposed losses of sovereignty of the EU member states.

For more information on why I believe Javier Solana is very significant for end time prophecy, go to this link and see these two powerpoints.

As always, and in all matters we should never forget to pray for wisdom, peace, and pray that God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven.