Both ICG and LCG reported about the EU winning the Nobel peace prize in their updates for today.
Last week, the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize was inexplicably awarded to the EU, purportedly for all its advances in human rights, peace, tranquility and whatever other blather was applied to credit the EU with having avoided a continental war over recent decades. It is not at all clear that the EU deserves that credit. But regardless, it seems rather whimsical that such an honor should be bestowed at a time when Europe is in the midst of a crushing recession and fraught with the prospect of eventual dissolution. It is apparent to all concerned that Germany will be the deciding factor in Europe’s future. (Armstrong M. ICG Update, 10/19/12)
EU Wins Nobel Peace Prize! “At a time when the EU looks to be on the brink of a break-up, the Nobel Committee has decided to remind people that the Union emerged from the Second World War and has successfully prevented new conflicts, especially between Germany and France over the last 60 years. ‘Today, war between Germany and France is unthinkable,’” noted the Nobel committee chairman (Telegraph, October 12, 2012). Some claim the Nobel Prize is meant to be a morale booster for the EU, and the jubilation in Brussels appears to support this claim. Now the challenge will be to determine which of the three EU presidents will accept the prize in December (ibid.). However, many are confused and frustrated by what they see happening in Europe. Angela Merkel was recently greeted in Greece by angry protesters dressed as Nazis. Catalonia wants to secede from Spain. In the wake of these and other divisive events, the prize committee chairman also warned that “The collapse of the EU could lead to a resurgence of the ‘extremism and nationalism’ that had led to so many ‘awful wars’” (Guardian, October 12, 2012). Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU accentuates the divergent nature of the Union—an institution that has helped maintain peace on a war-torn continent, but is also driving w edges between nations on the same continent. This was actually predicted by the prophet Daniel some 2,500 years ago, when he described the emergence of the final phase of a European power with links to the ancient Roman Empire as a mixture of iron and clay (Daniel 2:41-43). (LCG World Ahead Weekly Update, 10/18/12)
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
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”? Using the Tower of Babel and “Beast” images suggests it is not concerned about its role as being part of the future Babylon of Bible prophecy.
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? What MUST happen BEFORE the Great Tribulation?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the German Defense Minister one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Resurgent Germany: A Fourth Reich? Who are the German peoples and where did they come from? What is Germany’s role in end time prophecy?