Why is Karl zu Guttenberg at CSIS?

Karl-Theodor von und zu Guttenberg
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg


At the end of last month, I reported that Baron Karl zu Guttenberg had been appointed to be part of a US ‘think tank.’  Some have wondered why, and for the past couple of weeks, I debated posting this, but decided that some might find this to be of interest:

Why would CSIS bring on Germany’s minister of plagiarism?

Washington Post (blog) – Allen McDuffee – ‎Oct 7, 2011‎

The German press dubbed Guttenberg the “cut and paste minister” or the “minister of plagiarism.” So why would a prominent US think tank — an academic institution — such as CSIS bring Guttenberg on so soon after his downfall?

CSIS president and chief executive John Hamre told Think Tanked that he saw no reason to punish Guttenberg “just because some people wish to chain him to his transgression as part of their political agenda.”

“I spent some time in a seminary. I understand transgression. But I also understand redemption,” said Hamre…“I find Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to be a creative, energetic and passionate policy intellectual. He is far more thoughtful and interesting than many politicians I have met in Europe.”Guttenberg has relocated Greenwich, Conn., and will lead a new transatlantic dialogue at the think tank in an unpaid capacity.

The above is interesting for several reasons. One of which is that apparently the Baron strikes the CSIS head as different from other European leaders–more thoughtful and more interesting.  Being more “thoughtful” is supportive of one with big plans, while being more interesting is the sign of a charismatic leader.

As regular readers of this page are aware, I have had my eye on one-time German Defense Minister Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg since late 2009 as one who could possibly fulfill the role of the final King of the North.  We will see.

It is my opinion that being part of an international “think tank” serves several possible purposes for Karl zu Guttenberg:

  1. Helps rebuild his credibility.
  2. Keeps his name in the political arena.
  3. Gives him a forum to build political connections that may be helpful in the future.
  4. Will help give him insights into US strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Keeps him active in international politics.
  6. Will give him American contacts that he may exploit later, perhaps as a subterfuge for an attack on the USA (cf. Daniel 11:39)

Notice something else published last week mentioning Herr Guttenberg:

…German politicians Silvana Koch-Mehrin and Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg are both believed to have separately plagiarized their doctoral theses. While Guttenberg initially called the allegations “fanciful,” mounting pressure later forced him to resign.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/scott-brown-accused-of-plagiarizing-following-a-long-tradition-of-politicians-accused-of-doing-so/2011/10/13/gIQAlJqThL_blog.html

I found the above of interest as it suggests that while Baron Guttenberg resigned, he may not feel he was particularly guilty of anything of real consequence.  I believe he will later indicate that the plagiarism matter was overblown and he resigned for the good of Germany in particular and possibly Europe in general.

By becoming part of the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Baron Guttenberg will have contacts in the USA that he is likely to use politically in future. And since there is at least one major Israeli leader in the same think tank, this may influence him enough so that he possibly can fulfill the prophecies Daniel 9:26-27 (which he may do directly, or perhaps only through confirmation indirectly).

On the other hand, it is possible that Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg could simply be a normal politician, with ups and downs like many others. We will see.

Much is happening in the world, and a leader known as the final King of the North (or Beast) in Bible prophecy, will ultimately become the leader of Europe. And according to the Bible, he will have military abilities (Revelation 13:1-4) and apparently be popular and charismatic (cf. Daniel 7:20,11:21-24,31; Revelation 13:3-5).

Karl Guttenberg fulfills these requirements.

We all should watch (cf. Mark 13:37).

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”?
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?

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