Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
Karl Guttenberg made the news again today:
Germany’s armed forces are in need of a radical overhaul, while the country’s civilian defence bureaucracy is “substantially ineffectual,” a long-awaited official report has found.
The recommendations, released by Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Tuesday, confirmed what was already widely thought – that Germany’s military, as well as the ministerial defence apparatus, is inefficient and desperately needs modernising.
Civilian administration should be slashed by more than half to fewer than 1,500 officials, the expert panel said. The report will provide useful ammunition to Guttenberg, who is eager to reform the forces.
The expert panel backed Guttenberg’s plan to cut the number of troops from 250,000 to 180,000, and his push to suspend conscription. Universal military service was “no longer necessary for the foreseeable future,” it concluded. http://www.thelocal.de/national/20101026-30755.html
The military cuts that Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg has proposed will make him look like a peacemaker and not a warmonger. Modernizing the military, however, will mean that he has interesting insight on military matters of many sorts.
As regular readers of this page are aware, I have had my eye on Karl Guttenberg since late 2009. And he may be one to watch to rise up as the final “King of the North”.
If Karl Guttenberg is part of a major Middle East peace deal, if he establishes armies (or a great army), and if he establishes something like a new religious order within his version of the “Catholic” faith, he likely will get more people’s attention.
On the other hand, he could simply be a rising politician, like many others. And all his intentions could be fine. We will see. But Karl Guttenberg does seem, to me at least, to be taking the types of steps that one who could possibly be the final King of the North would actually take.
Some items for further related study may include:
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Could He Become “the Beast”? What makes the German Defense Minister a candidate?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe?