DefenseNews: How Lindsey Graham came to embrace a European army

Jorge Domecq and Lindsey Graham (MSC/Mueller)


DefenseNews published the following:

How Lindsey Graham came to embrace a European army

February 17, 2018

MUNICH — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a prominent Republican voice on security matters, said he has come to embrace the idea of a European Union-led defense initiative, as some U.S. officials are still raising questions about the plan.

Graham said he previously was against an EU defense force for fear that it would compete with NATO, a view shared by opponents to the project on both sides of the Atlantic.

“I don’t believe that anymore,” he said at the Munich Security Conference here.

For him, the prospect of Europeans putting renewed energy into their own defense, financially and ideologically, trumps the potential drawback of diluting Western military capabilities.

“Anything that can help bring European capabilities forward, I’m for,” he said, adding that the new defense initiative could be an antidote to “this nationalist fever” that threatens Western unity on security issues.

The real reason that Senator Graham has come to accept this has to do with a disregard of biblical prophecy and believing that the Europeans will not possibly turn against the USA militarily and that they will always need NATO.

He is sadly mistaken.

Perhaps he has been persuaded by the view that if the Europeans spend more on defense then the USA can spend less.

Perhaps he was also influenced by something stated by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker this week:

14 February 2018

Mr Juncker replied: “Some in the British political society are against the truth, pretending that I am a stupid, stubborn federalist, that I am in favour of a European superstate.

“I am strictly against a European superstate. We are not the United States of America, we are the European Union, which is a rich body because we have these 27, or 28, nations.

“The European Union cannot be built against the European nations, so this is total nonsense.”

Is that total nonsense?


Many have called for a European superstate.

Consider that in October 2002, French politician Valery Giscard d’Estaing suggested that the name of the European Community should be changed to United States of Europe. Furthermore, the European Parliament had a conference entitled “The United States of Europe – Towards a Transnational Society?” And in September 2011, ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder of Germany called for a ‘United States of Europe’ (see Telegraph: Former German Chancellor Demands ‘United States of Europe’, Be Afraid) and others called for a ‘United States of Europe’ in June 2012 (see TW, Guido Westerwelle, HWA, and Alan Greenspan on Europe’s Future). In October 2016, France’s then Prime Minister Manuel Valls called for a militaristic United States of Europe (see ‘French Prime Minister Argues For United States Of Europe, With Its Own Military’). In December 2017, German political leader Martin Schulz called for a United States of Europe by 2023 (see German call for a ‘United States of Europe’ in five years)–though a later source said 2025 (

While that precise name is not necessary, the Bible teaches that Europe will change its current form and become a totalitarian dictatorship:

12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.
13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. (Revelation 17:12-13)

Europe will reorganize (see also Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations?).

Notice also the following related to EU Commission President Juncker:

Trump wins … Wake up call for Europe to further unite & take charge of its own destiny (Twitter from Jean-Claude Juncker 11/09/16)


“We need more security in Europe, and I do not mean just the anti-terror fight,” Juncker said.

“Talking about security we need a different way of organizing a European defense … the French National Assembly in 1954 prevented the European community of defense.”

“We need it now. The idea that the Americans will eternally see to … European security is not true. … the Americans will not see to Europe’s security forever. We have to do it ourselves. And this is why we need a new approach to the European community of defense, including a European army,” Juncker said. …

July 6, 2017

Just days after unveiling a multi-billion euro plan to help fund European defense research, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a conference in Prague that EU members needed to better integrate their military assets and defense industries.

“I see the tide turning,” Juncker said, citing growing support in EU capitals for wider military cooperation.

“NATO can no longer be used as a convenient alibi to argue against greater European efforts,” he said, adding that the U.S. is “no longer interested in guaranteeing Europe’s security in our place.”

12 December 2017

The decision to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and plans presented by 25 European Union member states to work together on a first set of 17 collaborative defence projects has been welcomed by the European Commission.

“In June I said it was time to wake up the Sleeping Beauty of the Lisbon Treaty: permanent structured cooperation,” said European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. “Six months later, it is happening.”

Juncker said Europe cannot and should not outsource our security and defence.

“The European Defence Fund that the European Commission proposed will complement these efforts and act as a further incentive for defence cooperation – including potential funding for some of the projects presented today,” he added.

According to a European Commission press release, PESCO is an instrument in the EU Treaty to enable willing member states to pursue greater cooperation in defence and security.

On November 13, there were 23 member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden) that took a first step towards launching the Permanent Structured Cooperation on defence. Since then, Ireland and Portugal have also joined, bringing the total number of participating countries to 25.

Lindsey Graham, and others, would do well to better understand the following prophecy:

5 “Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.
6 I will send him against an ungodly nation, And against the people of My wrath I will give him charge, To seize the spoil, to take the prey, And to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
7 Yet he does not mean so, Nor does his heart think so; But it is in his heart to destroy, And cut off not a few nations.
8 For he says, ‘Are not my princes altogether kings?
9 Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus?
10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, Whose carved images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
11 As I have done to Samaria and her idols, Shall I not do also to Jerusalem and her idols?’ ”
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Lord has performed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, “I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks.” (Isaiah 10:5-12)

Jean-Claude Juncker may think that Europe does not intend to destroy, but the end time European power will destroy.

Transatlantic Rivals

BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Own report) – In Washington serious warnings are being raised against an independent German-European military policy aimed at weakening NATO. The militarization of the EU is being supported as long as “it is complimentary to NATO,” a senior Pentagon official was quoted. However, Washington would intervene, if Berlin and the EU were to pull military resources away from NATO and use them for their own wars. This statement was made in light of the NATO defense ministers’ meeting that begins today, which will include a decision on the establishment of two new NATO headquarters. One will be established in the United States, to secure the military supply routes from North America over the Atlantic to Europe. A second will be established in Germany, to optimize rapid redeployments of West European troops eastwards across the continent. At the current stage of planning, this will be under German sovereignty and available also for use outside of the NATO framework. …

Versatile Utility

According to recent reports, the new headquarters will not be firmly integrated into the NATO Command Structure (NCS), but rather be established and operated under German sovereignty. It would, therefore, be a component of the NATO Force Structure (NFS), which the Bundeswehr describes as being “comprised of member states’ national (and multinational) armed forces.” Their facilities may be “incorporated into NATO’s command and decision-making structure under contractually agreed conditions.”[7] However, in the case of the new headquarters, there is also the option of being used for military purposes outside of the NATO framework – for example for the “Army of the Europeans” that the German government, according to its recently published coalition contract between the coalition partners, CDU/CSU and SPD, seeks to establish.[8] Berlin, therefore, has a maximum of political flexibility in its options for the new facility.

Logical Consequence

Warnings are being raised against an independent German-EU military, in the run-up to the NATO Defense Ministers’ meeting. Washington is adamantly opposed to the EU pulling military requirements away from NATO, declared a senior Pentagon official at the beginning of the week. As long as EU initiatives, such as PESCO, are “complementary to” and not distracting from NATO’s activities and requirements, they will be supported. For example, military mobility would work both for Europe and NATO. But if we make sure that the infrastructure or legal changes within and between countries, aren’t based on NATO requirements, then we’re working at cross purposes.[9] The US would not tolerate this. Yesterday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also joined the discussion saying that it will be absolutely without any meaning “if NATO and the EU start to compete.”[10] It is precisely this competition that is the logical consequence of the German-EU efforts to reach military independence.[11]

So, some in Washington are concerned about ramifications of a European military. But notice that the plan is to have a GERMAN DOMINATED ARMY OF THE EUROPEANS!

If US political and military leaders looked more into biblical prophecy, they would be even more concerned. But, despite claims, the USA will not really be able to stop this–Europeans will continue to tell Americans that they truly want to cooperate and the USA will, despite some complaints, put up with that until it is too late!

The Bible shows that Europe will end up with a large army:

25 “He shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the South with a great army. (Daniel 11:25)

The “he” above is the European King of the North Beast power. He is also called the King of Assyria in Isaiah 10.

The Bible says that this Beast power is going to surprise the world with its military success:

3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:3-4)

The world will marvel because it did not think that the European Beast, King of the North, power could possibly beat the USA militarily.

Beat the USA militarily?


The Bible shows the European power will feign peace, then destroy a power, that in the 21st century, would have to be the USA:

23 And after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and become strong with a small number of people. 24 He shall enter peaceably, even into the richest places of the province; and he shall do what his fathers have not done, nor his forefathers: he shall disperse among them the plunder, spoil, and riches; and he shall devise his plans against the strongholds, but only for a time. (Daniel 11:23-24)
39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain. (Daniel 11:39)

The “he” above is the European King of the North Beast power. The power with the strongest military fortresses in the 21st century is presently the USA.  But it will be defeated by Europe (see also USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses).

Lindsey Graham just met with European Defense Agency, chief executive, Jorge Domecq. Notice something related to him:

PESCO is coordinated by the European Defense Agency, whose chief executive, Jorge Domecq, told DW … that he has made it abundantly clear to the “America First” – oriented Trump administration that it needs to share its high-tech advances “technologically and industrially” so that allied armies can operate together.

Notice also the following prophecy:

24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. 25 “Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. (Daniel 8:24-25)

It is interesting that Europe expects the USA to share its military technologies with it (see DW: Is Europe bold enough to counter US ambivalence?)–this will give the Europeans a unique ability to successfully attack the USA–which will happen according to the Bible.

Could taking advantage of US technology be how the Europeans become mighty, but not by their own power. As it turns out, Europeans actually have about 200 USA nuclear weapons in their nations that they control (see European Technology and the Beast of Revelation)–plus NATO weapons are under the command of a European in Europe.

For many decades, Church of God writers have written that Europe would end up with its own military–we are seeing this happen.

Daniel 2:41-43 shows that Europe, despite problems of getting along, will form a major union. So, when we see “bumps” along the road for European unity, we know that was prophesied.

Christians are not to be like those that walk by sight (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:7) and have written off prophecies (or at least do not properly understand them). Christians should be able to discern the season and signs of the end (Luke 21:31-35):

3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.
5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. (1 Thessalonians 5:3-6) 

Despite claims of cooperation and peace, Europe will get a great army and will one day use it against the USA, as well as its Anglo-Saxon descended allies.

13 “Because from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is given to covetousness; And from the prophet even to the priest, Everyone deals falsely.
14 They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ When there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6:13-14)

While the end is not yet (cf. Matthew 24:6), we are getting closer and are seeing steps around the world that are aligning with properly understood biblical prophecies.

The European Beast is in the process of militarily rising up.

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