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‘Bad Day for Our Enemies’: European Leaders Take ‘Historic’ Step Toward Joint EU Army

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/837340/Brexit-news-MEPs-unveil-plan-for-EU-army-navy-and-air-force-Britain-left

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  • ‘Bad Day for Our Enemies’: European Leaders Take ‘Historic’ Step Toward Joint EU Army
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Leaders of 25 European Union states have signed the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) pact that will see them undertake more joint projects and increase their defense budgets with the idea to likely create a permanent EU army.

    Arriving at a summit in Brussels, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini hailed a “historic decision that turns the European Union into a credible security provider, globally,” saying that the EU is already contemplating “the possibility of deploying one of our battlegroups in one of the crisis theaters.”

    “For many years the strongest argument against PESCO had been the fear that it would lead to the weakening of NATO. But it is quite the opposite – strong European defense naturally strengthens NATO,” said EU President Donald Tusk.

    “This is why PESCO is not only good news for us, but it is also good news for our allies and bad news for our enemies,”
     he added, before heading to the leaders’ group photo call and signing ceremony.


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https://sputniknews.com/europe/201708011056067174-france-germany-draft-defense-pact/

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/819625/EU-army-Europe-set-cross-Rubicon-unified-defence-plan-UK-Britain

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/734827/eu-army-military-schengen-meps-european-parliament

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December 16, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘United States of Europe’ Would Become a ‘German Dictate’ – Czech Politician

  • ‘United States of Europe’ Would Become a ‘German Dictate’ – Czech Politician
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    German SPD party leader Martin Schulz’s talk of a European federalist constitutional treaty sparked an uproar of dissent and criticism within the European Union, especially from its Eastern European members. Speaking to Sputnik, Czech politician Premysl Votava outlined what he said was so dangerous about Schulz’s proposal.

    Last week, Schulz outlined his desire to create a legal mechanism for Europe’s federalization, subject to EU member approval, leading to the creation of a ‘United States of Europe’ by the year 2025. According to the politician, any country opposed to the idea would be free to exit the supranational bloc.

    Speaking to Sputnik Czech, Premysl Votava, deputy chairman of the Czech National Social Party, a left civic nationalist and soft Eurosceptical party, said that while Schulz’s proposal was absurd, it was by no means accidental.

    “It turns out that one of the countries of the European Union, and one which from the economic point of view is the strongest, wants to determine how the EU will look within the next few years. This looks like a return to the time of the dictate, when small states have to submit to the interests of stronger states,” the politician warned.

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https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201712091059858841-united-states-of-europe-disobedient-countries/

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/201712071059799253-united-states-europe-schulz-germany/

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https://www.rt.com/news/412392-schulz-united-states-of-europe/

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5093010/german-eurocrat-demands-eu-members-sign-up-to-united-states-of-europe-or-quit-bloc/

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December 16, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

EU Leaders Toast Launch of European Army

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/621880/EU-army-war-world-war-three-Europe-Vladimir-Putin-US-tanks-troops

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  • EU Leaders Toast Launch of European Army
    by SIMON OSBORNE, https://www.express.co.uk/
    EU LEADERS have been celebrating the launch of their new defence co-operation pact – again.

    The Permanent Structured Co-operation (PESCO) – a European army in all but name – has already been feted at several different launch events over recent months. But it has now received the official blessing of heads of state and government who joined to toast its success at their summit in Brussels. Critics have dismissed the initiative as a paper tiger but European Council President Donald Tusk hailed it as a big moment in the history of the EU.

    Mr Tusk said PESCO was the successor of a more than 50-year-old vision for European security co-operation. He said: “The dream was at odds with reality. Today the dream becomes reality. “PESCO is good news for our allies and bad news for our enemies.” Twenty-five of the EU’s current 28 members have signed up — Britain, Malta and Denmark are not involved.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emmanuel-emmanuel-macron-eu-army-joint-defence-budget-french-president-nato-britain-brexit-russia-a7968346.html

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/853462/Juncker-speech-LIVE-Jean-Claude-Juncker-State-of-the-Union-EU-European-Union

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/848559/European-Union-Guy-Verhofstadt-Brexit-France-transnational-vote-European-Parliament

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December 16, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Newly-Declassified Documents Show Western Leaders Promised Gorbachev that NATO Would Not Move “One Inch Closer” to Russia

  • Newly-Declassified Documents Show Western Leaders Promised Gorbachev that NATO Would Not Move “One Inch Closer” to Russia
    by WashingtonsBlog 
    The U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union at the time it broke up and many other experts have said that the West promised Gorbachev that – if the USSR allowed German re-unification – NATO wouldn’t move “one inch closer” to Russia.

    While Western leaders have long denied the promise, newly-declassified documents now prove this. The National Security Archive at George Washington University reported Tuesday:

    U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous “not one inch eastward” assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991, according to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University (http://nsarchive.gwu.edu).

    The documents show that 
    multiple national leaders were considering and rejecting Central and Eastern European membership in NATO as of early 1990 and through 1991, that discussions of NATO in the context of German unification negotiations in 1990 were not at all narrowly limited to the status of East German territory, and that subsequent Soviet and Russian complaints about being misled about NATO expansion were founded in written contemporaneous memcons and telcons at the highest levels.


    The documents reinforce former CIA Director Robert Gates’s criticism of “pressing ahead with expansion of NATO eastward [in the 1990s], when Gorbachev and others were led to believe that wouldn’t happen.” 
    The key phrase, buttressed by the documents, is “led to believe.”


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December 15, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

German FM Defends SPD Party’s Idea of European Super-State

Revelation 13:1 – Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns,(b) and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.

  • German FM Defends SPD Party’s Idea of European Super-State
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    With his proposal for deeper European integration, SPD leader Martin Schulz has big plans to transform the EU into a bloc with a common constitution. His initiative hasn’t been met with excitement among the conservatives, but the German foreign minister and member of Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU party, Siegmar Gabriel, has supported the move.

    German FM Siegmar Gabriel criticized the harsh reaction of his CDU/CSU colleagues toward SPD leader Martin Schulz’s proposal to promote the idea of a so-called “United States of Europe,” Tagesschau reported.

    Members of the conservative party on Saturday rejected the SPD chairman’s idea of deeper integration within the EU, but Gabriel urged them to refrain from attacking someone who proposes new ideas.

    “Politics is often criticized for not having any visions,” Gabriel said. “Now someone has an idea — namely, Martin Schulz — about how to move forward with Europe, but everyone falls upon him.”

    According to Gabriel, Europe must become an institution “representing European citizens on the global level.”

    In the “changing world,” national states are incapable of withstanding global challenges on their own, he argued, adding that “if we do not stand together, then our children will have no voice” on the international stage.

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https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201712091059858841-united-states-of-europe-disobedient-countries/

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/201712071059799253-united-states-europe-schulz-germany/

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https://www.rt.com/news/412392-schulz-united-states-of-europe/

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5093010/german-eurocrat-demands-eu-members-sign-up-to-united-states-of-europe-or-quit-bloc/

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December 13, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Emmanuel Macron Speaks to the World. But What About the French?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/emmanuel-macron-speaks-to-the-world-but-what-about-the-french/2017/12/08/c0b22612-d9e1-11e7-a241-0848315642d0_story.html

A new world leader appears, declares himself Jupiter the Roman god of gods. Will the real white horseman please stand up?

http://www.newstatesman.com/world/2017/07/macron-con-1-french-presidents-unhealthy-obsession-symbolism

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http://conservativetribune.com/liberal-promises-rule-like-a-god/

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/04/macron-announces-govern-like-jupiter-roman-king-gods/

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December 11, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘United States of Europe’: Throwing Disobedient EU Countries Overboard

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201712091059858841-united-states-of-europe-disobedient-countries/

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http://www.voxeurop.eu/en/content/news-brief/2211991-10-countries-united-states-europe

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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/world.php?yyyy=2012&mm=06&dd=20&nav_id=80854

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December 11, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Germany’s SPD Leader Schulz Calls for ‘United States of Europe’ by 2025

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201712071059799253-united-states-europe-schulz-germany/

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December 11, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Walking Into Armageddon

WW3 is near?

  • Walking Into Armageddon
    by https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/
    The orchestrated hostility toward Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea protects the $1,000 billion annual budget of the military/security complex by convincing the American public that the US is threatened by enemies. It also keeps alive Democratic Party hopes that Trump can be removed from office, and it has prevented President Trump from normalizing relations with Russia. I have emphasized for some time that Washington’s gratuitous and aggressive actions against Russia and the constant barrage of false accusations against Russia and its government have convinced Russia that Washington is planning a military attack. There is nothing more reckless and irresponsible than to convince a nuclear superpower that you are preparing an attack on them.

    One would think that such irresponsible and reckless behavior would have the citizenry aroused and the media reporting the risk. Yet, there is only silence. It is more important to the media whether NFL players stand for the national anthem and that some male politicians show sexual interest in women in inappropriate ways. Insouciant America is walking into Armageddon.

    A few days ago former US Secretary of Defense William J. Perry added his voice to mine and to those of the few who understand the danger. Perry said:

    “When the Cold War ended, I believed that we no longer had to take that risk [nuclear annihilation] so I put all my energy into efforts to dismantle the deadly nuclear legacy of the Cold War. During my period as the Secretary of Defense in the 90s, I oversaw the dismantlement of 8,000 nuclear weapons evenly divided between the United States and the former Soviet Union. And I thought then that we were well on our way to putting behind us this deadly existential threat, But that was not to be. Today, inexplicably to me, we’re recreating the geopolitical hostility of the Cold War, and we’re rebuilding the nuclear dangers. … We are doing this without any serious public discussion or any real understanding of the consequences of these actions. We are sleepwalking into a new Cold War, and there’s very real danger that we will blunder into a nuclear war. If we are to prevent this catastrophe, the public must understand what is happening.” http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-03/former-us-defense-secretary-explains-why-nuclear-holocaust-now-likely 

    How can the American public understand when they do not know, because the few voices telling them are not reported. Indeed, the military/security complex, the Israel Lobby and the lobby’s American agents among the neoconservatives are actively working to discredit those who are aware of the dangerous situation.

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

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December 9, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

United States of Europe? Germany’s Schulz Wants to Consolidate EU, Kick Out Those Who Disagree

https://www.rt.com/news/412392-schulz-united-states-of-europe/

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http://www.b92.net/eng/news/world.php?yyyy=2012&mm=06&dd=20&nav_id=80854

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December 9, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s Create a ‘United States of Europe’, Says German Leader

Revelation 13 New King James Version (NKJV) –
The Beast from the Sea: 13 Then I[a] stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns,[b] and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

  • Let’s Create a ‘United States of Europe’, Says German Leader
    by Nick Miller, http://www.smh.com.au/
    A new, take-it-or-leave-it “United States of Europe” is the best answer to the political and economic woes facing the continent, Martin Schulz, the head of Germany’s Social Democrats said on Thursday.

    Schulz, chancellor Angela Merkel’s last best hope for forming a stable German coalition government, proposed replacing the EU with a United States of Europe by 2025.

    He told a party convention in Berlin that under his plan there would be a new treaty to create a federal Europe, with centralised control of domestic and foreign security, tax and monetary affairs, asylum and international development. Citizens across Europe would help draft the constitutional treaty.

    If member states didn’t agree they would “simply leave the EU” Schulz said, adding that Poland was systematically undermining European values, and Hungary was increasingly isolating itself.

    The “USE” would be “no threat to its member states, but a beneficial addition”, said Schulz, who was president of the European Parliament from 2012 to 2017 before his underwhelming attempt to oust Merkel in the recent German election.

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/16/macron-sets-course-european-superstate-first-day-french-president/

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December 9, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

THE U.S. OF E: German Eurocrat Demands EU Members Sign Up to United States of Europe Or Quit Bloc

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5093010/german-eurocrat-demands-eu-members-sign-up-to-united-states-of-europe-or-quit-bloc/

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December 8, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

United States of Europe by 2025: Martin Schultz Ultimatum – Those Who Resist Will LEAVE EU

  • United States of Europe by 2025: Martin Schultz Ultimatum – Those Who Resist Will LEAVE EU
    by NICK GUTTERIDGE, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, https://www.express.co.uk/
    COUNTRIES should be forced to sign up to a “United States of Europe” by 2025 or else be booted out of the EU with immediate effect, a top German politician demanded today.

    Martin Schulz, who hopes to enter a coalition with Angela Merkel and become Berlin’s second most powerful figure, said any member states who refuse to join his new superstate must leave. He called for a new treaty to formally convert the EU into the United States of Europe, along the lines of the United States, though bizarrely claimed this was “no threat” to individual countries.

    The socialist leader, who humiliatingly led his party to its worst ever showing in September’s general election, is now attempting to stitch together a coalition deal with Mrs Merkel. Mr Schulz a bombastic former MEP and EU Parliament president who quit his Brussels job to take on the German chancellor, has never hidden his federalist ambitions.

    His proposals would create federal Europe, which can act together in policy in areas including domestic and foreign security, tax and monetary affairs and asylum and international development.

    In a conference speech he warned European values were being systematically undermined in countries like Poland and Hungary and that the EU needed more powers to uphold its laws.

    Afterwards he tweeted in English: “I want a new constitutional treaty to establish the United States of Europe. A Europe that is no threat to its member states, but a beneficial addition. “A convention shall draft this treaty in close cooperation with the civil society and the people. Its results will then be submitted to all member states. Any state that won’t ratify this treaty will automatically leave the EU.”

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December 8, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

‘Illegal & Reckless’: World Leaders Criticize Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel Capital

  • RT Published on Dec 7, 2017
    International leaders and the United Nations were quick to voice their concerns about recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – calling Washington’s step to do so a radical one.

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December 7, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

American Dominance ‘Becoming History,’ Berlin Can No Longer Simply React to US Policy – German FM

  • American Dominance ‘Becoming History,’ Berlin Can No Longer Simply React to US Policy – German FM
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Germany’s foreign minister says the world order is changing and the role of the US as a dominant world leader is fading under the Trump administration. He said Berlin needs to defend its interests more actively, even if it means standing up to Washington.

    Speaking at a foreign policy forum in Berlin on Tuesday, Sigmar Gabriel said “the global dominance of the United States is slowly becoming history.” He noted that the “withdrawal of the United States under Donald Trump from its reliable role as a guarantor of western-led multilateralism accelerates a change of the world order with immediate consequences for German and European interests.”

    “Germany can no longer simply react to US policy but must establish its own position… even after Trump leaves the White House, relations with the US will never be the same,”
     Gabriel is cited as saying.


    Gabriel accused the US of “no longer see(ing) the world as a global community, but as a fighting arena where everyone has to seek their own advantage,” Deutsche Welle reported. However, he noted that Europe has to step up to the plate and more strictly define its interests in order to be a major global player.

    “As the US has withdrawn from the international stage, nobody has turned to the European Union,”
     Gabriel said. He claimed the bloc no longer stands for a specific set of values, and accused its members of treating the EU “as if they have a second one in their hip pocket.”

    “We have to describe our own positions and, if necessary, draw red lines”
     which would be “based on our own interests,” he said, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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December 7, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment