In Munich ‘Guttenberg dares comeback’ and German leaders push for stronger military role

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (World Economic Forum)


According to an article in the German press (machine translated into English below, so some of the grammar is unusual), disgraced former Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is making a type of comeback tomorrow:

SiKo in Munich: Guttenberg dares comeback

Munich – The maligned returns from exile: CSU politician Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg will come on Friday at the edge of the Munich Security Conference.

He was once the CSU superstar, then he stumbled over the plagiarism scandal, now you can hear him again: Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg dares after nearly two years of his first public appearance in Germany. The CSU politician will occur at an event organized by the Bavarian Business Association (vbw) as a spokesman for the organization over the tz confirmed. In this case, if it were a congress to “security of the global trade and logistics flows”, to which the former Federal Economic and later defense minister give a speech.

In this case, if it were a congress to “security of the global trade and logistics flows”, to which the former Federal Economic and later defense minister give a speech.

Loaded at the same time as taking place with the opening of the Munich Security Conference event are also BDI CEO Ulrich Grillo and Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt (CSU), who, however, has already canceled his appearance. A political affront to due to the plagiarism scandal resigned to his doctoral thesis ex-federal politicians , who lives with his family in the U.S. since then? Officially lies with the Minister of Transport, a “conflicting schedules” before. (Original article in German

Baron Guttenberg was once the Defense Minister for Germany until he was embarrassed by a plagiarism scandal in 2011, then voluntarily resigned (Angela Merkel had said that he did not have to leave or resign) and went on a self-imposed exile to the USA.  Some are still unwilling to be near him because of his plagiarism scandal (he lost his Ph.D. after some concluded that he copied major portions of someone else’s writings without crediting the original source).

He has in the past indicated that Europe needs a strong leader. I have suggested that the time may well come that he could be that leader.

The Bible warns of a strong leader who will rise up who will have had problems (Daniel 11:21). This leader will be from an area north of Jerusalem (like Europe; see also (see also Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future). He will apparently be charismatic (cf. Daniel 7:20,11:21-24,31; Revelation 13:3-5) and lead a confederation that does not stick well together (Daniel 2:42-43), like many of the nations of the European Union.  The Bible talks about a beast of the sea that had a deadly wound to one of its heads that was healed:

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.  (Revelation 13:3)

While the above likely has multiple interpretations, such as the old ‘Holy Roman Empire,’ could this not also refer to a leader whose political career was believed to have been destroyed, who later returns?  If so, someone like Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg could fit that role.  The fact that the German press used a term translated to mean “dares” a comeback, indicates that they seem to think the plagiarism wound to Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s political career was perhaps fatal.  And while I do not believe that today’s appearance by Baron Guttenberg will totally heal that wound (and he still may have other problems), it looks like Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg still has political ambitions, which is consistent with statements he has made suggesting that he wants to play a more international role.

Currently, Baron Guttenberg is involved in certain policy positions in various groups, including one that is part of the European Union. He has also partially-fulfilled at least seven speculative predictions I posted about him (see Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North?).

Notice the verse that comes after Revelation 13:3:

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 13:4)

Notice that this beast has military ability.  Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was formerly the Defense Minister for Germany.  Hence he has military interest and at least some military background.

While many do not think that much will happen with Europe’s military, the recent events in Ukraine, Russian military matters, and the relative decline of the US military are all motivating various ones in Europe in general and Germany in particular to want to step up the military presence in Europe.

A reader sent me the following today that is consistent with that assessment:

Foreign Policy Rethink: Germany Weighs Stronger Military Role…

Relations between Berlin and Paris are better than they’ve been in a long time, and that’s evident not just in the effusive exchanges of pleasantries. The French now want to follow the German example in economic policy, after two years of resisting it. Berlin in turn wants to provide Paris with stronger support in military missions in Africain future. “Europe can’t leave France on its own,” said Steinmeier.

That’s a big step not just for France, but for Germany as well. The new German government, inaugurated just a month ago, is charting a new course in foreign policy.

The new approach has already led to concrete policy changes. Germany plans to dispatch more troops to support France’s campaign against Islamists in Mali. The government is also considering providing military aircraft for transport and medical evacuation in the Central African Republic. This course isn’t entirely new. When he was chief of staff to Chancellor Gerhard Schröder between 1998 and 2005, Steinmeier helped formulate a bolder German foreign policy… he, like von der Leyen, has realized the damage Westerwelle did with speeches calling for a “policy of military restraint.”…

Another high-ranking official in the ministry put it even more clearly: “It’s getting harder each month to justify a policy of military restraint.”

Von der Leyen agrees. She wants to use the Defense Ministry to forge a common European security policy, and to put Germany, and herself, of course, at the forefront of this development. But the project will only be credible if Germany really does sign up to dangerous deployments…

Traditionally, however, the Foreign Ministry and the Defense Ministry have been locked in bitter competition, which will not make it easy to maintain lasting harmony. Furthermore, von der Leyen is still unsure as to how much she should trust Steinmeier. When the plans for Germany’s Mali mission found their way into the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper earlier this month, von der Leyen immediately suspected that Steinmeier was behind the indiscretion. The Foreign Ministry denied it, but the defense minister was not convinced.

Still, the two plan to present themselves as representatives of a changed Germany at the Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday.

Various leaders in Europe want Germany to get more actual military experience.  This is also consistent with some of the writings of Baron Guttenberg.  While some of these moves have the appearance of moving slowly, they are moving into the direction that the Bible prophecies.  A significant military power will arise in Europe according to Revelation 13:4 and Daniel 11:39-43.

It is important to remember that there are more than a dozen New Testament admonitions to watch and be alert to the signs of the times in the last days (see Matthew 24:42-44; 25:13; Mark 13:33-37; Luke 21:34-36; Acts 20:31; 1 Thessalonians 5:6, 20).

Partially because of what he writes about, partially because of his ancestry, partially because of his religious views, and partially because of his demonstrated political ambitions, Karl Guttenberg is one to watch.  Might his ‘deadly wound’ be healed to the detriment of the world?

Some items 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”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the former German Defense Minister (who is also the former German Minister for Economics and Technology) one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the “Holy Roman Empire”? There is also a You-Tube video sermon on this titled Germany’s Biblical Origins.
Germany in Biblical and Catholic Prophecy Does Assyria in the Bible equate to an end time power inhabiting the area of the old Roman Empire? What does prophecy say Germany will do and what does it say will happen to most of the German people?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch 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? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach? Here is a link to a video, also titled Is Russia the King of the North?
Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European? The Book of Revelation tells of a beast power that will rise up. Some think that this must be Russia or could be Islamic, while others say that this power is European. The Book of Daniel tells of the rise of an end time King of the North that some think must be referring to a Russian leader, while others say that this power is European. How can you be sure? This YouTube video has all the scriptural proofs that you should need to prove that this power must be a European one.

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