Austrian vice chancellor: We must respond to US tariffs

AUSTRIA - It’s time to respond to US President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs and lift EU sanctions against Russia, Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said ahead of President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Vienna. Rethinking EU sanctions policy towards Russia is “desirable” because the measures are damaging the national economy, Strache told the Austrian newspaper Osterreich in an interview published on Saturday. “I have always warned against pushing Russia into the arms of China. It is high time to put an end to these annoying sanctions and normalize political and economic relations with Russia,” he said.

Strache, who is the leader of the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), the junior partner in the ruling coalition, criticized Trump’s policy and suggested that the EU must find a way to respond. “There must be a reaction from the EU, because in the current situation fair trade is impossible,” he said. The country’s leader, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, lambasted the tariffs earlier this week, saying that the US has become “more and more unreliable” as a trade partner. 

Strache’s statement comes ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s scheduled visit to Vienna on Tuesday, where he will hold a meeting with Kurz, as well as Strache. The call to lift the sanctions on Moscow has also been voiced by the new government of Italy, which was sworn in on Friday. Coalition partners Lega Nord and the Five Star Movement (5SM) signed a pact demanding “an immediate stop” to trade restrictions imposed on Russia by EU states after the Ukrainian crisis.

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“Now Learn a Parable of the Fig Tree”

Over 50 years ago, an article in The Plain Truth Magazine warned:

“So long as present German prosperity continues… the Nazi takeover will not be possible! But — should any severe THREAT to that hard-won prosperity come — the picture will change — and change VIOLENTLY, in Germany! Remember! It was the afterwash of the disastrous stock market crashes of 1924 and 1929 that fanned the flames of violence in Germany to pave the way for Hitler!

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF, they say. And your Bible predicts a great TRADE WAR between the burgeoning economic power in Europe and the United States. It predicts terrible financial COLLAPSE for this country [USA]! Make no mistake! Germany, and all Europe, would not escape unscathed in a hot trade war between the Common Market and the United States. Terrible economic disasters would result! And the result from such disasters? A NEW NAZI GERMANY!

You need to be WATCHING — and keeping your eyes on developments in EUROPE — as never before! You, at least, have been WARNED!” (The Plain Truth, December 1963)


The USA IS starting trade wars with the EU - and specifically with Germany.

Germany’s hard won prosperity IS under threat – serious threat.

The far-right ARE NOW the main opposition party in the German Parliament.

Germany IS rejecting NATO, and pushing for a European military force.

Many financial analysts ARE WARNING of an imminent financial disaster…

Remember the warning given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:

“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:


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Today we find the Church of God in a “wilderness of religious confusion!”

The confusion is not merely around the Church – within the religions of the world outside – but WITHIN the very heart of The True Church itself!

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Listen to Me, You who know righteousness, You people in whose heart is My Law: …I have put My words in your mouth, I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “you are My people” (Isaiah 51:7,16)