Thursday, January 15, 2015

EU High Rep Wants EU to become Military "Superpower"

The new EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, gave a few talks in front of the European Parliament yesterday. One of those talks was on common foreign and security policy.

During her candidacy as high rep, Mogherini (41) was perceived by some as young, idealistic, and perhaps soft on Russia. She was chosen for the post of EU foreign policy chief, as a compromise candidate that no one felt strongly enough to veto.


But alas, yesterday, she gave a somewhat surprising speech on "the main aspects and basic choices of CFSP and CSDP." The main thrust of the speech was the EU needs more coordinated action in terms of foreign policy, security, and defense. During the 15 minute speech, she said that the recent terrorist attack in France was the reason that the EU should work together and have a more "united" and "coherent" approach on these issues.

She referred to the EU as a "humble" superpower. She said the EU's humility was a good thing. But she said that the EU must go on to become a "the major superpower for action for peace." She said this immediately prior to announcing the need for a "new security strategy." All in all, she said a lot of things in the speech. But in context of the whole speech, which discussed foreign policy, security and defence, she advocated that the EU become a "major superpower."

Other Notable Quotes from the Speech

Some other notable quotes from the speech:
"We are a superpower." 
The EU must become "the major superpower for action for peace. Peace is not only the absence of war, peace is also respect and promotion of human rights, security, and equality."  
There is "no real border between internal and external events. And so, there must be no real border between our external and internal action."

In a speech specifically about foreign policy, security, and defense coordination, she is advocating that the EU become a major superpower. This is the equivalent of desiring to become a military superpower. Furthermore, her other quote on internal and external action shows that she wishes the EU to project this military force in the struggling regions around it.

She then goes on to propose a "new security strategy." From an EU standpoint, this is rather monumental. The last time the EU made a security strategy was when Javier Solana drafted "European Security Strategy: A Secure Europe in a Better World" in 2003. It seems she wants to make a new security strategy.

Javier Solana: Former EU High Rep (2)

Politically Bold in a Risky Environment

Furthermore, what is disconcerting is how bold these pronouncements are getting. Recall, the UK has a raging debate about EU membership. Their leadership has even repeatedly promised them a national vote on the subject. And it does seem the EU wants to keep all its members, even though they are annoyed at what some of them do. One of the biggest accusations from the British is that the EU is aspiring to become a "superstate" or one giant country, a United States of Europe. The main party opposed to EU membership is called the United Kingdom Independence Party.

This is why it is odd and politically risky behavior for EU politicians to be forthright come out in favor of federalism, or things that sound like it. After all, becoming a military superpower is not something that mere alliances do. This is why most EU heads don't come out and use the "f" word on a regular basis. But they are increasingly bold. Recall in 2012, the EU commission president came out in favor of becoming a "federation of nation states."

And just yesterday, that peace loving "pro-Russian" dove said that the EU should become a military "superpower" and implied it should project its influence in the areas around it, to make peace.

As far as I know, Mogherini is a decent human being as far as human beings are concerned. She may want to save the world. But her efforts to have a more coherent security strategy will prepare the way for a man far worse than the world has ever imagined.

If this is what the weak "dove" says, I'd hate to hear what someone in the EU who isn't a "dove" has to say about becoming a military superpower....


Even More Disconcerting...

What is even more disconcerting, is that an unelected EU official, who is in charge of foreign policy, propose they become a military superpower. There is no EU "military" as of the present. But if there was one, the EU high representative certainly commands it. Insofar as there is a single "head," she is leader over all the military, foreign affairs, and security institutions in the EU. (European Defence Agency, Foreign Affairs Council, EU External Action Service, Political and Security Committee, etc. etc. )

She may want to save the world and help suffering humanity around the globe. But the Antichrist who comes after her will certainly will not be!

A Literal Miracle of God

In the Bible, it says that all the nations worship the beast. They exclaim “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” Revelation 13: 4b ESV Different translations say "him" or "it" depending on the translation. This is not strange, since the beast represents the Antichrist and/or his kingdom.

Also, the regions to the "east" and "south" (cf. see end time foreshadowing in Daniel 8) seem to be the places where Mogherini would like to influence. It is interesting that many of the regions that the EU considers to be "trouble spots" are areas in which the Antichrist will go to war in the end times. 

We may think it inconsequential that the EU wants to be a military superpower. But this is literally the beginnings of a miracle by God. War-torn and severely divided Europe, unites in the end times...because of God's will. Furthermore, they unite on a military purpose: the destruction of end times Babylon. 

 For God has put it in their hearts to execute His [i]purpose [j]by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled. (Revelation 17:17 NASB)


All those prophecy teachers, who wrote before us, John Walvoord, Dwight Pentecost, etc etc. as well as perhaps hundreds of commentaries. Many of these books in my own house which my father owns,  in their eschatology section, talk about the reunification of the Roman empire on a ten nation confederacy. And as we know the Antichrist will be a wicked warlord. 

And now, what they anticipated in an academic sense is becoming reality in our lifetime. The EU is such a divided place. Only a miracle of God could bring about a voluntary, military unification of Europe. But alas, their European dream will soon become a global nightmare.

I must confess a sin. It is easy to become dangerously awestruck at the unification of Europe, because of prophecy. After all, their utopian pronouncements and propaganda don't help. But it is God's final kingdom that will be the true utopia. 

"The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will." Proverbs 21: 1 ESV

Same with the leaders of the beast. They may seem powerful now. But to God, their power is a mere poor attempt a humor, their arrogance a pathetic bad joke.

Come Lord Jesus!

To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17 ESV

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