DW: EU’s von der Leyen: Europe needs ‘credible military capabilities’

Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen (Kuhlmann /MSC)


The German publication Deutsche Welle (DW) reported the following:

EU’s von der Leyen: Europe needs ‘credible military capabilities’

22 January 2020

In order to respond to crises, the EU needs “credible military capabilities,” the leader of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday.

The bloc has already “set up the building blocks of a European defense union,” the former German defense minister said in her speech.

“It is complementary to NATO and it is different,” she added. “There is a European way to foreign policy and foreign security policy where hard power is an important tool […] but it is never the only one.” …

Von der Leyen also addressed people’s fears of a fast-changing world, saying it was this sentiment that fueled challenges to the current global order.

“This is not a problem of just one country, or one party, or one president,” she said, in a likely reference to US leader Donald Trump.

The EU is co-creating a “trusted pool of non-personalized data” that businesses and government can contribute to in order to use it as a resource for innovation, she said. The European scientists are already creating the “European open science cloud” that would allow scientists to store their data and access the data created by other researchers, according to von der Leyen. https://www.dw.com/en/eus-von-der-leyen-europe-needs-credible-military-capabilities/a-52107631

Last Summer, Ursula von der Leyen was elected in a secret ballot to become the European Union Commission President.

In August 2011, Ursula von der Leyen said: “My aim is a united states of Europe, run along the lines of the federal states of Switzerland, Germany or the USA.” (Spiegel interview)

She has long been a supporter of an independent EU army and more European integration.

Last Summer, I posted the following:

Though she slightly backed off her US of Europe position after her election, she still wants an EU wide military and essentially a European superstate. (Thiel B. Herbert W. Armstrong, Ursula von der Leyen, and the coming United States of Europe. COGwriter, August 11, 2019)

Her statements today verify the accuracy of my assessment of her.

As far as Europe having “the building blocks of a European defense union,” partially in response to US President Donald Trump, PESCO was formed.

Notice something else:

MEP Nathalie Loiseau, a close ally of French President Emmanuel Macron, pushed on Tuesday for Europe to take more responsibility for its own defence and assert itself as a global military player.

22 January 2020

Her comments chimed with recent remarks by France’s leader, who warned the NATO alliance was dying and urged the bloc to become an autonomous sovereign power. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1232049/eu-army-news-emmanuel-macron-nathalie-loiseau-military-power

The idea of a European military is real.

Related to PESCO, the Continuing Church of God (CCOG) put together the following video on our Bible News Prophecy YouTube channel:


PESCO and a Great European Army

In November 2018, French President Macron called for a “true European army” because of China, Russia, and the USA. Some others in Europe have echoed that sentiment. On November 9, 2018, US President Donald Trump called that an insult, but the next day said that the USA wanted “a very strong Europe.” Emmanuel Macron referred to Donald Trump as “my friend” and indicated a desire to strengthen Europe’s military spending. In December 2017, 25 European nations agreed to be part of a military alliance called PESCO. Europe also has NATO and IEI. Will Europe end up with “a great army”? Has Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty gotten some to say that Europe must rebel against the USA? Is the idea of a United States of Europe and a European army a “paranoid fantasy” or a biblical reality? Will the USA regret Europe becoming a stronger military power? Will the USA be betrayed by “friends” such as its continental European allies? Does the Bible teach any or all of this? Are there connections to the Beast of Revelation or the King of the North of Daniel 11? Dr. Thiel addresses these matters in this video.

Here is a link to the sermonette video: PESCO and a Great European Army.

Europe sees more and more of a need to take military steps–on its own, so it can be a power that does not need to rely on the USA.

The Bible shows that Europe will end up with “a great army” (Daniel 11:25).

Ursula von der Leyen referred to European technology–that will be a key element its military will use to one day defeat the USA–which it is prophesied to do in Daniel 11:39:

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” is the European Beast known as the King of the North (Daniel 11:39)–and in the 21st century that “strongest fortresses” belong to the USA (and to a lessor degree, its British-descended allies).

Nearly six years ago, related to European technology, the Continuing Church of God put out the following video on our Bible New Prophecy YouTube channel.

Will the coming Beast power use technology to fulfill passages in Revelation 13? What will this mean for the USA, its Anglo-Saxon allies, as well as a coming Arabic-Turkish confederation? What will Russia, China, and others do about this? Who is developing ‘Beast’ military technology now? What might Galileo, ELI, and supercolliders have to do with this?

Our latest BNP video is titled: Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.

Since that came out, European leaders, including Ursula von der Leyen, have taken steps to make that happen!

Furthermore, Ursula von der Leyen’s idea of a “United States of Europe” is not new.

Notice the following from the late Pastor General of the old Radio/Worldwide Church of God from 1948 and 1982:

But back, now, to that most significant special meeting this morning. It was not an official United Nations meeting-it was not a secret meeting-it was a “Solemn Pontifical Mass,’’ staged by the Roman Catholic Church. …

It was the SERMON that shot forth that spark, impregnating the minds of world leaders in attendance. This amazing sermon was delivered by a foremost radio speaker of the Catholic Church, Bishop Duane G. Hunt of Salt Lake City … Without the guidance, supervision, authority of the Catholic Church, he told these men, they were laboring in vain …

This was the Roman Catholic bid to resurrect the so-called “HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE” ! And PROPHECY says they will succeed! … At the psychological time, the pope will step in … Thru this political movement, he will UNIFY … nations in Europe. It will be a “The UNITED STATES OF EUROPE,” but that probably will never become its official name. (Armstrong HW. Now It Can Be Told…The Plain Truth, December 1948, pp. 2,5).

Greetings, everybody. I just came back Monday night from a trip half way around the Earth and halfway back again. … I learned a number of things in Europe. …

I want to tell you a little more about it, and that is the coming of the United States of Europe. Now, brethren, you’ve heard me mention that time and again. And I think that perhaps we don’t realize what a pivotal thing that is in world history, and what it means to us especially. Well I can tell you now that the whole world is soon going to be ROCKED WITH ASTONISHMENT AND AMAZEMENT when they find that, possibly within a year now, there is a new super nation (a new super power, possibly greater than the Soviet Union or the United States) that has gone together in Europe: the prophesied resurrection of the so-called Medieval Holy Roman Empire — the United States of Europe. …

Now to see what this thing in Europe is going to trigger. I say it will trigger World War III. Well, let’s go on. Let me prove that now. Let me go on and show you a little bit more. The 13th chapter of Revelation … (Sermon Date: November 27, 1982)

In the 21st century, various European leaders have pushed for or pointed to a United States of Europe:

While the precise name of United States of Europe is not necessary, these statements do show that the Church of God’s basic view has long been correct. The Continuing Church of God, of course, continues to warn about this emerging European Beast power.

The Continuing Church of God (CCOG) is pleased to announce the following video on our Bible News Prophecy YouTube channel:


Ursula von der Leyen and the coming United States of Europe

In the Summer of 2019, German Defense Minister Urusla von der Leyen was elected through a secret ballot by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to be the European Union Commission President effective November 1, 2019. She has gone on record in favor of a strong European army independent of the USA as well as for calling for a more integrated Europe. Were these some of the reasons she was selected? Does she believe that Donald Trump and Brexit will help lead to an integrated and armed Europe? Like various other European leaders in the 21st century, Ursula von der Leyen has called for a ‘United States of Europe.’ Since 1948 the old Radio Church of God warned a ‘United States of Europe’ would be formed (though probably without that name). Is that going to happen? What does the Bible teach? Will Europe get its own ‘great army’? Will Europe reorganize under a dictator? Are Ursula von der Leyen’s actions likely to help lead to the rise of the European Beast? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more.

Here is a link to our latest uploaded video: Ursula von der Leyen and the coming United States of Europe.

To have its military, the Europeans will likely have to raise taxes. Recently, we made the following video:


Could Ursula von der Leyen be the prophesied ‘raiser of taxes?

On December 1, 2019, Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen became President of the European Commission. Her proposed platform includes raising taxes for climate matters, banking, and military plans. Could she be prophesied in the Bible? Could Ursula von der Leyen be the prophesied “raiser of taxes” of Daniel 11:20? If so, what type of leader could come next? Is any of this associated with the King of the North Beast or the final Antichrist? What did the old Radio Church of God teach about this in the old Plain Truth magazines? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more.

Here is a link to our video: Could Ursula von der Leyen be the prophesied ‘raiser of taxes?

Have no doubts about it–Europe is working on having it own military and will arise consistent with biblical prophecies.

Notice something else from Davos today:

January 22, 2020

In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, Trump on Wednesday said the European Union has been “very, very tough to deal with” in terms of trade. Reflecting on his Tuesday meeting with new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Trump said he hopes to soon begin a formal renegotiation of America’s trade relationship with Europe.

“I said, ‘Look, if we don’t get something, I’m going to have to take action. And the action will be very high tariffs on their cars and other things that come into our country,'” Trump said. “They’re going to make a deal, because they have to. They have to. They have no choice.”

Following her meeting with Trump, von der Leyen said she was “convinced that we can engage in a positive U.S.-EU agenda in trade, as well as on technology, energy and much more besides,” according to the Belgium-based media outlet Euractiv. But details remain scarce to this point as to what, exactly, both sides would want out of a trade renegotiation. Trump has repeatedly hinted that addressing bilateral trade deficits with European countries is among his main priorities. https://www.usnews.com/news/economy/articles/2020-01-22/in-davos-trump-targets-europe-for-next-trade-bout

Donald Trump is pressuring the Europeans to make a deal to cut their trade surplus. Europe does not want its trade surplus with the USA cut at this time. Now, Donald Trump is correct that they will have to put up with some of his and other USA tactics for a while–yet the time will come when the Europeans will seek revenge. The Bible shows that “friends” will be among those that destroy the USA (Lamentations 1:1-2).

While the media in the USA is fixated on the impeachment trial in the Senate, the rest of the world is not sitting still.

Europe will have “a great army” and this will not end well for the USA.

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