Germany past point of no return with USA? Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg ‘will become more important in German politics again’

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US President Donald Trump and former German Defense minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttnberg are again in the news. The following is machine-translated from the original German into English, followed by the original German:

Ovation for Merkel ally Guttenberg on his political come-back

29 October 2017

Berlin. Howard Carpendale already knew today’s US president, as in this country at most business people knew how to classify the name Donald Trump. The singer lived in the immediate vicinity of the businessman in Florida. The 71-year-old makes no secret of his opinion that Trump is a misfit in the presidential office and addresses this in one of his new songs, which he presents on his “if not us” tour. …

In our last interview in 2015, Republicans in the US were still looking for a presidential candidate. They said back then: God forbid Donald Trump, the guy is a clown – now this clown turns the world upside down. Have your fears been confirmed?

Howard Carpendale: It’s even worse than I thought. This man is not even able to show empathy – apparently he is not capable of anything as far as normal human behavior is concerned. And his mouth seems to work a lot faster than his brain: I know people who just let go, just to say something – but the man is president! That does not work, the guy is completely out of place. …

You said something positive about Angela Merkel before the election – what do you appreciate about her?

I did not say anything positive about them, just said that they were better than any other current alternatives. Because for me, too, it belongs to this political establishment, whose representatives do not include the people in their decisions. I put a little hope in Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, after I experienced him in the election campaign in Ravensburg: What he says has at least sense and is in a nutshell. He will become more important in German politics again …

… is that good for the republic?

We’ll see. In any case, I would like to hear more from him –


Berlin.   Den heutigen US-Präsidenten kannte Howard Carpendale schon, als hierzulande allenfalls Wirtschaftsinteressierte den Namen Donald Trump einzuordnen wussten. Der Sänger lebte seinerzeit in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft des Geschäftsmannes in Florida. Der 71-Jährige macht keinen Hehl aus seiner Meinung, dass Trump im Präsidentenamt eine Fehlbesetzung ist und thematisiert dies in einem seiner neuen Lieder, die er auf seiner „Wenn nicht wir“-Tour vorstellt. …

Bei unserem letzten Interview 2015 suchten die Republikaner in den USA noch einen Präsidentschaftskandidaten. Sie haben schon damals gesagt: Gott bewahre uns vor Donald Trump, der Typ ist ein Clown – nun stellt dieser Clown die Welt auf den Kopf. Haben sich Ihre Befürchtungen bestätigt?

Howard Carpendale: Es ist noch schlimmer, als ich dachte. Dieser Mann ist nicht mal fähig, Empathie zu zeigen – anscheinend ist er zu gar nichts fähig, was normales menschliches Verhalten angeht. Und sein Mundwerk funktioniert offenbar sehr viel schneller als sein Hirn: Ich kenne solche Leute, die einfach losreden, nur um etwas zu sagen – aber der Mann ist Präsident! Das geht nicht, der Typ ist völlig fehl am Platz. …

Sie haben sich vor der Bundestagswahl positiv über Angela Merkel geäußert – was schätzen Sie an ihr?

Ich habe mich nicht positiv über sie geäußert, sondern lediglich gesagt, sie sei besser als alle anderen derzeitigen Alternativen. Denn auch sie gehört für mich zu diesem politischen Establishment, dessen Vertreter das Volk nicht in ihre Entscheidungen einbeziehen. Ein wenig Hoffnung setze ich in Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, nachdem ich ihn im Wahlkampf in Ravensburg erlebt habe: Was er sagt, hat wenigstens Sinn und ist auf den Punkt gebracht. Er wird in der deutschen Politik wieder wichtiger werden …

… ist das gut für die Republik?

Das werden wir sehen. Auf jeden Fall würde ich gern mehr von ihm hören –

Howard Carpendale is a German-South African singer living and working in Germany. He wants to see Herr Guttenberg more and expects him to become more important in German politics.

I believe that Herr Guttenberg will become more important in German and European politics.

Reactions to Donald Trump are becoming more and more important to Germans and many Europeans.

The situation between the USA and Germany is worse than most Americans realize.

While the Snowden leaks as well as practices under then US President Barack Obama caused a significant erosion of German trust of the USA (see The Snowden Leaks are Leading to the Destruction of the USA), the rise and election of Donald Trump has made the divide even more serious. Notice the following (bolding below mine):

BERLIN (Reuters) – Following Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal this month, shaken European capitals are asking themselves what the U.S. president will do next.

Diplomats have sketched scenarios they fear could plunge transatlantic relations into crisis: a trade war, military conflict over North Korea, or the collapse of a Cold War-era arms treaty. They wonder if their post-war alliance can survive if any of them come true. …

No longer is there an underlying confidence that Europe can muddle through three more years of Trump without fear of major, and possibly lasting, disruptions to the relationship. Nor is there faith that Trump, when the stakes are high, will listen to what his advisers and partners tell him.

The anxiety is especially acute in Germany …

“There is a sense of desperation in Berlin, a sense that Trump does not know what is at stake, that he doesn’t understand the historical factors that are at play here,” said Wolfgang Ischinger, a former German ambassador to Washington and chairman of the Munich Security Conference. …

Merkel alluded to the breakdown in trust back in May, when she said Europe might not be able to rely on the United States and must take its fate into its own hands.

That came after a contentious G7 meeting in Sicily at which Trump ignored pleas from allies to stick with another multilateral agreement, the Paris climate accord. …

One senior European diplomat said the next conflict would likely be over trade, describing Trump’s attempt to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) — and his threats to abandon it — as a “litmus test”.

European firms, especially German carmakers who produce in Mexico and export to the United States, could be hit hard by a breakdown of NAFTA.

There are also fears that Trump could carry out a threat to introduce steel import tariffs, which would hit European exporters as well as the Chinese.

“So far there has been a lot of bark and no bite from Trump on trade, but that doesn’t mean it will stay that way,” said the European diplomat. “We have to be prepared for real protectionist measures. Any steps that penalize European firms directly or indirectly would create a downward spiral.” …

“We have to wake up to the fact that we may be dealing with Trump for some time, and that there may not be a correction when he leaves,” one German diplomat told Reuters.

For generations of Germans, Ischinger says, the symbol of the transatlantic alliance has been U.S. presidents — from John F. Kennedy to Reagan, and from Bill Clinton to Barack Obama.

“I can no longer tell my children that they are part of this alliance with Trump as president,” he said. “It is rather sad. I don’t know how the loss of this symbol can be replaced. 10/27/17

There is a real rift between Europe and the USA because of Donald Trump. What Europe will replace US leadership with (cf. Revelation 17:12-13) is going to turn out bad (Revelation 17:14).

A real war, and not just a trade war, between Europe and the USA (with the UK basically on the USA’s side) will come as one day Europe will take steps to ‘eliminate the competition’ so to speak (cf. Daniel 8:25; 11:39; USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses).

Getting back to Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, in 2015 he called Donald Trump “that blonde lunatic named Donald” (Wish List or Reality? Digital Trends in 2016 | Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg | hub conference. Posted December 11, 2015; watch also Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Europe’s Future).

In 2017, Herr Guttenberg urged Germany to do more because of the rise of Donald Trump:

Former Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has called on Germany to become more self-assertive with Donald Trump, a president who he believes may well bring about an era of “erratic” politics. …

former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has called on Berlin to ditch what he called its “passive, wait-and-see” attitude towards the United States and nurture “a culture of responsibility” instead.

In a guest column in German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published Friday, the former conservative politician said Mr. Trump’s rise was a time for the German government to “be prepared to do more.” 01/20/17

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was interviewed on Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria in May 2017. About Donald Trump’s plans to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, he stated:

I think this will weaken the US’s position on the international stage. I think the reaction will be harsh on the other side of the Atlantic. And I fear that might zero into further tensions into other topics.

Many in Europe agree with Herr Guttenberg’s assessment of Donald Trump.

The Bible shows that Europe will ultimately turn to a ‘strongman’ of its own in Revelation 17:12-13.

This may very well be Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg. At minimum if it is not him, I believe he would support the one that the Book of Daniel calls the final King of the North and the Book of Revelation calls the Beast of the Sea.

The Bible tells of a person who had problems becoming the final King of the North European Beast power. Here are three translations of a passage that does so:

21 And there shall stand up in his place one despised, and the kingly honour shall not be given him: and he shall come privately, and shall obtain the kingdom by fraud. (Daniel 11:21, Douay-Rheims)

21 “‘His place will be taken by a reject, a man spurned and passed over for advancement. He’ll surprise everyone, seemingly coming out of nowhere, and will seize the kingdom. (Daniel 11:21 from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

21 And in his place shall stand up a contemptible person, to whom they had not given the honor of the kingdom: but he shall come in time of security, and shall obtain the kingdom by flatteries. (Daniel 11:21, ASV)

Even since his self-imposed exile, Baron Guttenbeg has been in the news on a fairly regular basis.

I expect that Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg will further encourage Europe to try to take the lead on more international matters. Herr Guttenberg will continue to issue warnings about Donald Trump.

A real divide between Germany and the USA is occurring.

This will NOT end well for the USA (cf. Daniel 11:39; see also USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses).

37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch! (Mark 13:37)

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