The EU may "dare to take further steps, for example for a European army"

EUROPE - In a speech at a prize-giving ceremony for Polish Prime Minster Donald Tusk yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the eurozone crisis is "existential" and "must be overcome" in order to avoid "unforeseeable consequences" for the future of the EU. In order to do this it would have to "equip itself more strongly, both fiscally and economically".

The German Chancellor warned that "We have a shared currency but no real economic or political union. This must change. If we were to achieve this, therein lies the opportunity of the crisis. We have to view the crisis as a motive, to make up for failures - failures that were not remedied by the Lisbon Treaty." On Wednesday Chancellor Merkel insisted that EU Treaty changes were the only way to achieve the kind of EU budgetary discipline and surveillance measures Berlin is seeking.

On the importance of the euro, Ms Merkel said: "The euro is our currency, and yet more than our currency ... I stand by my vision that one day all member states of the European Union will have the euro as their currency ... If the euro were to fall apart, it would not only be the currency, but also the EU and the idea of European unification". Ms. Merkel outlined her strong support for deeper European integration saying, "And beyond the economic, after the shared currency, WE WILL PERHAPS DARE TO TAKE FURTHER STEPS, FOR EXAMPLE FOR A EUROPEAN ARMY".

Our comment

In saying, 'And beyond the economic, after the shared currency, WE WILL PERHAPS DARE TO TAKE FURTHER STEPS, FOR EXAMPLE FOR A EUROPEAN ARMY', Ms Merkel's statement ties in inexorably with Biblical prophecy. The Bible predicts the resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire for a final time - leading to the greatest catastrophe the world has ever seen. Total human annihilation will then only be averted by the personal intervention of Jesus Christ returning to earth with absolute power.

Over 40 years ago, an article in 'The Plain Truth, December 1963 edition' explained how the most likely event to trigger the prophesied European empire was economic instability:-

"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 - VIOLENTLY in Germany. REMEMBER! It was the aftermath 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 economic power in Europe and the United States. It predicts terrible financial collapse of 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!"

Mr Herbert W Armstrong, in his book 'THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN IN PROPHECY' (1980 edition) warned about Political and MILITARY Union in Europe:-

"That YOKE of SLAVERY without mercy is to be laid on the US and Britain by the coming united nations of Europe! It has started already, through the economic Common Market and the recently implemented EMS (European Monetary System). ITS LEADERS TALK CONTINUALLY OF POLITICAL UNION - WHICH MEANS, ALSO, MILITARY. So far they have been unable to bring about full political union. This will be made possible by the "good offices" of the Vatican, who alone can be the symbol of unity to which they can look."

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