Three EU countries Say ‘No’ to Muslims

The EU continues to set itself up for a paring down of the number countries that will remain at the heart of it.  Whether this is one of the ways that it will happen, remains to be seen — but even so, it will happen.

EU mulling legal cases against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in Muslim asylum-seekers.

The European Commission would agree at a regular meeting to send so-called letters of formal notice to the three countries, the first step in the so-called “infringement procedures” the Commission can open against EU states for failing to meet their legal obligations.

Poland and Hungary have vowed not to budge.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told parliament on Monday, “We will not give in to blackmail from Brussels and we reject the mandatory relocation quota.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/230939

EU Sees Need to Fill NATO Deficit

These calls for a European military are becoming more frequent and it will rapidly develop into and become the most powerful and devastating armed force in the world (See our prior video which echoes this article).

The EU budget should be used for military research and the bloc could become a defence alliance akin to Nato, the European Commission is poised to say.

The Commission is to outline its ideas in a legislative proposal on spending and in an ideas paper on defence due out on Wednesday (7 June).

Trump caused upset at Nato last week.

“The development of a new generation of many major defence systems is today beyond the reach of a single EU member state … ‘More Europe’ in defence and security is clearly needed”, the draft proposals, seen by Bloomberg, a US news agency, said.

The reflection paper adds that the “nature of the trans-Atlantic relationship is evolving” and that “more than ever, Europeans need to take greater responsibility for their own security”.

https://euobserver.com/foreign/138141

 

European Union Crisis: Surrounded by Hostile Powers

More and more others are beginning to see a path to accomplish what they want for the EU, not realizing that this the direction prophecy outlined millennia ago — that is a final amalgamation of 10 countries, led by a Germanic leader, which will become the powerful end-time Beast Power.

Billionaire financier George Soros said Thursday the European Union is in an “existential crisis” and needs to be reinvented in the face of growing threats…by fighting together against the rise of anti-European sentiment, xenophobic feelings and surrounding “hostile powers.”

“Putin’s Russia, Erdogan’s Turkey, Sisi’s Egypt and the America that Trump would like to create if he could, but can’t,” the U.S. financier added when talking about hostile powers.

He called for an update of European treaties to make the EU work better and allow a “multitrack” bloc where countries would have a wider variety of choices when it comes to integration.

The investor believes that the divorce process [Brexit] could take as long as five years to but during that time the EU has the chance “to transform itself into an organization that other countries like Britain would want to join.”

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/01/soros-says-the-european-union-is-now-in-an-existential-crisis-surrounded-by-hostile-powers.html

Breakup of the West?

NATO is not and cannot be the Beast Power simply because of its current make-up with America and the British Common Wealth (countries as well as certain others).  Now, with these threats from Trump, Germany sees the handwriting on the wall and the even greater necessity to take military matters into its own hands so that they can be prepared to deal with hostile powers.

By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh.

In a Munich beer hall Sunday, Angela Merkel confirmed it.

Europe must begin to look out for itself, she said, “take our fate into our own hands. … The times in which we could rely fully on others, they are somewhat over.”

Merkel’s apprehensions are understandable. A divorce could be in the cards. During his visit to NATO in Brussels and the G-7 in Sicily, Trump, with both his words and body language, revealed his thinking on who are friends and who are freeloaders.

Merkel seemed to take this as an implied threat that the U.S commitment to defend Europe from a Russia with one-tenth of NATO-Europe’s GDP may be contingent and may have a time limit on it.

A U.S.-NATO collision could come here, and soon.

From his rough remarks, Trump sees the Europeans as freeloaders on U.S. defense, laggards on their NATO contributions and mercantilists who craft policies to run endless trade surpluses at our expense, especially the Germans who are “bad, very bad.”

The European half of Trump’s trip should be taken as a fire-bell-in-the-night warning: Shape up, Europe, or you may find yourselves on your own when it comes to the defense of your continent.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/breakup-of-the-west/

UK Not Happy With Excessive ‘Divorce Payment’ Demands

Schaeuble did proclaim that “the British will learn Brexit was a mistake” — this was always going to happen as a part of the end-time events.

With negotiations between the UK and EU likely to formally begin on June 19, Bloomberg reports that Brexit Secretary David Davis has pre-emptively lashed out at EU officials, threatening that “The UK will quit talks on leaving the European Union unless the bloc drops its demands for a divorce payment as high as EUR100bn.”

Britain’s negotiations would otherwise be plunged into “chaos,” and even a 1 billion-pound settlement would be “a lot of money,” Davis said in an interview published in the Sunday Times.

As a result, firms are likely to review their operations along the entire value chain, with tariffs only being a small part of their worries.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-21/uk-threatens-quit-brexit-talks-over-excessive-divorce-payment-demands

 

Battered Europe Gets Reprieve with Macron Victory

The rumors of the EU’s death were greatly exaggerated.  In spite of man’s musings, God will direct everyone and every thing in accordance with His plans (Proverbs 16:9). The EU will continue to exist, though not in its current form, until prophecy regarding it comes about.

Macron urged the French to embrace rather than reject globalization. And he vowed to work with Germany to relaunch the European Union, a project long seen as a guarantor of peace and prosperity but one which is now struggling to find its “raison d’etre” after years of crisis.

Macron’s victory represents a reprieve for Europe and the liberal democratic values for which it has stood for more than half a century.

The nightmare scenarios that were whispered about in European capitals in early 2017 have not materialized. Europe has been given another chance. Those are the main messages from Macron’s victory and they were reflected in the reactions from Europe on Sunday.

“Hurrah Macron President! There is hope for Europe!” Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni tweeted.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman called it a victory for a “strong united Europe” and for German-French friendship.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-election-reaction-europe-idUSKBN1830Y1?il=0

EU Throws Down Brexit Gauntlet to U.K.

The tacit approach by the EU towards the UK has been to make life apart from the Union worse for the UK than had they stayed. There modus operandi in all of their discussions and plans has been to make the UK regret their decision to leave — and they will eventually rue that day.

European Union governments threw down the gauntlet to the U.K. ahead of Brexit talks, listing demands Prime Minister Theresa May must satisfy before they will discuss the trade deal she wants and urging her to be more realistic in her expectations.

Any doubts about the scale of the task facing Britain in withdrawing from the EU after four decades were laid to rest at a Brussels summit of the region’s leaders on Saturday. A tough negotiating stance was endorsed unanimously, within minutes and to applause. The U.K. responded by saying it’s bracing for a confrontation.

The EU is striving to ensure the U.K. is worse off outside it than inside, not least to avoid setting a precedent. After agreeing to the terms of separation, then it’s a matter of getting down to the business of what a future relationship might look like.

“I want to ensure that we agree on a trade deal and our withdrawal arrangements so that we know what both of those are when we leave the European Union,” she said on the BBC. “I’m confident we can get a deal.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-29/eu-throws-down-brexit-gauntlet-to-britain-as-talks-edge-closer

Cyber Attack Feared As Multiple Cities Hit With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures

This demonstrates how vulnerable the US is without God.  An attack like this could allow the US to be easily overrun by the end-time beast power.  Something like this has been quite unthinkable for so long, but now with all the internal fighting and the lack of trust in God the downfall of this nation is quickly becoming a reality just as prophecy has indicated.

A series of subsequent power outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City left commuters stranded and traffic backed up on Friday morning. Although the outages occurred around the same time, there is as of yet no evidence that they were connected by anything more than coincidence.

The cause of the outage has not yet been made clear, though given the current geo-political climate it is not out of the question to suggest a cyber attack could be to blame.

As we have previously reported, the entire national power grid has been mapped by adversaries of the United States and it is believed that sleep trojans or malware may exist within the computer systems that maintain the grid.

It isn’t just EMPs and natural disaster that poses a threat to the grid, but there is also the potential for attacks on individual power substations in the vast network of decentralized and largely unguarded power grid chain. A U.S. government study established that there would be “major, extended blackouts if more than three key substations were destroyed.”

Whether by criminals, looters, terrorists, gangs or pranksters, it would take very little to bring down the present system, and there is currently very little the system can do to protect against this wide open threat.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-21/total-chaos-cyber-attack-feared-multiple-cities-hit-simultaneous-power-grid-failures

UK Risks Being Wiped Off the Map

It seems that if  the UK avows to be pre-emptive then it would stand to reason that any potential enemy needs to be “more pre-emptive” and strike at the slightest perception of any UK rumblings.  Statements like this may give the final beast power incentive to attack early and with little or no provocation.

The UK, which recently said it could launch a preemptive nuclear strike “in the most extreme circumstances,” runs the risk of being “wiped off the face of the Earth,” the deputy head of a Russian upper house committee said.

Tory government would launch preemptive nuclear strike, defense secretary says
“The statement made by UK’s Defense Minister Michael Fallon calls for a harsh response and I’m not afraid of going too far. At best this statement may be seen as an element of a psychological war, which looks especially revolting in this context,” Frants Klintsevich wrote on Facebook.

“There is a quite natural question then: what country could be primitively targeted by the UK?” the deputy head of the Federation Council’s Committee for Defense and Security said.

In case the UK strikes a nuclear power, then “the UK, which doesn’t have vast territory, will be literally wiped off from the face of the earth with a counterstrike,” Klintsevich said.

https://www.rt.com/news/386093-uk-nuclear-strike-russia/

Europe Starts Freezing Britain Out Of EU Contracts

As the BREXIT was coming to a head it was pointed out that this would happen.

Diplomatic relations between the UK and EU are fast approaching zero degrees Kelvin.

One day after Theresa May not only cemented, but allowed herself Brexit negotiating breathing room with her stunning, yet cunning decision to announce snap elections which would only boost the leverage of her party, Brussles has retaliated and as the FT reports, Brussels is starting to “systematically shut out British groups from multibillion-euro contracts” while urging companies to migrate to one of the 27 remaining EU members.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-19/europe-starts-freezing-britain-out-eu-contracts