Germany Emerging as Key Player in Middle East

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PostThu Nov 29, 2012 7:51 pm » by *WillEase*


November 28, 2012 • From theTrumpet.com
As America’s presence in the region shrinks, Germany is quietly filling the vacuum.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) shakes hands with German President Joachim Gauck before a meeting at the former’s office in Jerusalem on May 30 2012.
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Give Germany credit. As America unwisely abdicates its leadership role in the Middle East, Berlin is quietly and steadily positioning itself to play a decisive role in the future of this important region. Right now, German foreign policy in the Middle East isn’t controversial, overtly dramatic or eye-catching. Especially not compared to events in Egypt, Gaza, Syria and Iran.

But you watch: Germany is about to emerge as the key player in the Middle East.

Germany’s presence in the Middle East, politically, commercially and militarily, is probably more significant than most people realize. Germany contributes to the war in Afghanistan largely because, as Ron Fraser has explained, doing so gives Berlin a military toehold on Iran’s northern flank.
https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/1005 ... ot-leaving
German naval forces are patrolling the waters off the Horn of Africa, and German naval vessels are also patrolling Lebanon’s coastline as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (unifil). Germany is selling military hardware, tanks, weapons, missiles and the like to multiple Gulf States. More recently, Germany has stepped up its involvement in Syria’s civil war. Berlin recently said it’s ready to send surface-to-air missiles to Turkey (to defend itself against Syria) and will dispatch up to 170 Bundeswehr personnel to operate these missiles. Just yesterday, Germany defied its European peers and stated that it would not support the bid to upgrade the Palestinians status at the UN. In nearly every instance, Germany is assuming a responsibility that America has shirked or is in the process of shirking.
http://www.france24.com/en/20121128-ger ... rver-state

When it comes to leading the Middle East, and in particular, supporting Israel and opposing Iran and its radical Islamist allies, Germany is the new America!

This is the context in which we must view Germany’s participation in the recent Israel-Hamas conflict. From the moment war broke out, Berlin made it clear whose side it was on. On November 16, a spokesman for the German government expressed empathy for Israel and placed blame squarely on Hamas. “Hamas in Gaza is responsible for the outbreak of violence,” spokesman Georg Streiter told reporters. “There is no justification for the shooting of rockets at Israel, which has led to massive suffering of the civilian population.” Streiter also stated that Israel’s government had the “right and obligation” to protect its population.

On November 18, Germany’s chancellor restated Berlin’s position and pledged moral and political support to Israel. “Every country has the right to defense, self-defense and the protection of its citizens,” Angela Merkel stated. The chancellor later stated sovereign governments don’t merely have a right to protect citizens, it is their moral and political duty.

On November 19, two days before Secretary Clinton arrived in the region, Germany’s foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, traveled to Israel to meet with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian president. Following his meeting with Netanyahu, Westerwelle said brokering a ceasefire is a top priority for Berlin. Israel’s prime minister was encouraged by the visit and invited Berlin to play a key role in peace talks. “I believe that Germany can have a constructive role in seeking an end to this conflict and a long-term arrangement, such that these terror weapons are not introduced into the Gaza Strip,” he stated.

From the moment the war started, Germany’s position was clear and consistent: Hamas initiated the war, and Berlin would stand by Israel as it exerted its right and responsibility to defend itself.

Compare Berlin’s response to that of the White House, which, as Stephen Flurry recently noted, pledged support for Israel initially, but within a day or two had begun sending signals that Israel needed to pull back its Gaza campaign.

Even now, with the war over and a cease-fire in place, Germany remains interested. On Tuesday, Süddeutsche Zeitung, a popular German-language paper, cited a report from the German foreign ministry that said Berlin continues to monitor the situation closely, and is seeking the “rapid reactivation” of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (eubam) at the Egypt-Gaza Rafah border crossing. (eubam existed for two years between 2005 and 2007, and ended when Hamas took power of the Gaza Strip.) Germany wants a EU contingent stationed at the crossing to stop the flow of weapons into Gaza. According to Zeitung, the German foreign ministry document distributed to EU member countries this week stated that “a special European force must be activated for the mission.”
http://www.spiegel.de/international/wor ... 69506.html

Germany, it seems, is ready right now to dispatch EU soldiers (“peacekeepers”) to Gaza!

Consider too: While the news of a possible EU mission at the Rafah crossing only broke this week, the purpose of the proposed mission gels almost perfectly with a statement made by Israel’s prime minister nearly 10 days ago following his meeting with Germany’s foreign minister. On November 19, Netanyahu stated, “I believe that Germany can have a constructive role in seeking an end to this conflict and a long-term arrangement, such that these terror weapons are not introduced into the Gaza Strip.”

Add it all up, and it appears this week’s plan for a EU border mission was quite likely formulated by Germany and Israel during the height of the recent war. If this is true, then this suggests some significant realities. First, it indicates that the German-Israel relationship is stronger and more advanced than most people know. Second, it shows that Israel clearly believes Germany possesses the desire and the means to preserve and defend Israel’s interests. Third, it indicates that Germany is replacing America as Israel’s go-to ally in the region.

There’s also a fourth reality: Israel’s growing reliance on Germany marks the thrilling fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

If you’ve been reading the Trumpet for a while, you probably know the prophecy well. We find it in Hosea 5:13: “When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.” The “wound” here, as Gerald Flurry has explained, refers to Israel’s peace process with the Palestinians. Like an infected wound that weeps and oozes and won’t heal, Israel’s “land for peace” process grows more and more painful, even to the point of jeopardizing the health of the body. Eventually, as it becomes painfully obvious that peace is impossible—and with the Jewish state likely facing annihilation from Iran, Egypt and their radical Islamist proxies—Israel (biblical Judah) turns to Assyria (biblical Germany) for help and protection.

This, in essence, is exactly what has happened over the past few weeks!

Just watch and see: Regional trends are only going to intensify and accelerate Israel’s reliance on Germany and Europe. Think about it. The peace process has not only failed spectacularly, it has actually strengthened the position of Israel’s enemies. Radical Islam—be it in the form of Hamas or Hezbollah, or states like Iran, Egypt and Libya—is quickly encroaching on the Jewish state, making further conflicts like the recent one inevitable. Next, Israel’s relationship with America, once a powerful ally, is at its lowest point in decades, and will only deteriorate under four more years of the current administration. Meanwhile, Germany is steadily developing a stronger reputation and presence, politically and militarily, throughout the Middle East, and is emerging as an increasingly capable opponent of Iran and radical Islam.

When you look at it like this, Israel really only has two options: It can turn to Germany, or it can turn to God.

Sadly, there’s no indication it’s about to turn to God.

https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/10131.19.0.0/germany-emerging-as-key-player-in-middle-east

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PostFri Nov 30, 2012 8:01 pm » by *WillEase*


“To vanquish its enemy, Germany has regularly cooperated with forces, which were powerful enough to win wars, but whose social qualities are diametrically opposed to a humane development in the region targeted by German interventions. This had been the case in Afghanistan in the 1980s when, within the framework of the Western alliance, the Federal Republic of Germany helped support the Afghan Mujahedeen fighting pro-Soviet forces in Kabul and the Soviet Army. The consequences are well known. … A similar outcome can be expected from Berlin’s current cooperation with Afghan warlords to maintain control at the Hindu Kush .… This brutalization of social relations corresponds to the logic of warfare, in as much as, not the most humane, but the most barbaric forces are the more promising allies, who, in the long run, become the most influential forces shaping the future”

http://www.german-foreign-policy.com/en/fulltext/58339

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PostFri Nov 30, 2012 8:37 pm » by SUKHOV


Surprise surprise, right Will?

Don't they have a contract to sell tanks with Israel right now too?
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PostWed Dec 05, 2012 8:47 am » by *WillEase*


Travvysavvy wrote:Surprise surprise, right Will?

Don't they have a contract to sell tanks with Israel right now too?


Prophetically speaking, Germany will pretend to be an ally to Israel and then double cross them.
But in regards to this thread and what it says, there is more and more German influence behind the scenes...not in the headlines, going on in the middle east. For instance the amount of German military equipment making it's way there...subs, tanks, you name it.
germany-considers-more-arms-for-saudi-arabia-t81607.html

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PostWed Dec 05, 2012 8:59 am » by *WillEase*


WillEase666 wrote:
Travvysavvy wrote:Surprise surprise, right Will?

Don't they have a contract to sell tanks with Israel right now too?


Prophetically speaking, Germany will pretend to be an ally to Israel and then double cross them.
But in regards to this thread and what it says, there is more and more German influence behind the scenes...not in the headlines, going on in the middle east. For instance the amount of German military equipment making it's way there...subs, tanks, you name it.
germany-considers-more-arms-for-saudi-arabia-t81607.html


This happened last year. Deal was made in July, delivery in November...

RIYADH/BERLIN, July 4 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is buying hundreds of tanks from Germany, Saudi security sources said, in a multi-billion euro deal that German opposition lawmakers say contravenes the country's export guidelines for military hardware.

The oil-rich Gulf state has bought 44 Leopard tanks in the first phase of the deal for a total of 200 tanks in coming months, the sources said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/ ... 7120110704

A secretive plan to sell tanks to Saudia Arabia has caused a furor within Germany's governing coalition, members of which are demanding an explanation. The deal, which violates a tradition of avoiding weapons sales in conflict areas, signals a fundamental shift in German arms trade. Is Chancellor Angela Merkel's foreign policy still credible?

http://www.spiegel.de/international/ger ... 73931.html

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PostWed Dec 05, 2012 9:21 am » by *WillEase*


Many have wondered for years about the exact capabilities of the submarines Germany exports to Israel. Now, experts in Germany and Israel have confirmed that nuclear-tipped missiles have been deployed on the vessels. And the German government has long known about it.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/wor ... 36784.html

If ever there were two countries with a truly "special relationship", they are Germany and Israel.

For obvious reasons of history, they are bound together. The genocidal madness of a previous generation of the one and the suffering of the victims of a previous generation of the other make them intertwined in a way no other two countries are.

But is the relationship changing? There are certainly signs that it is being re-examined in Germany. What was taken as a given in the past is now up for questioning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18333423

So if anyone has an questions as to whether or not Israel has nuclear missiles and launch vehicles (supplied by Germany) now you know.

That happened in June/July. But then... (an example of the German doublecross)...

Israeli defence experts have appealed against German plans to sell two modern submarines to Egypt, saying it would upset the balance of power in the Middle East.

http://www.thelocal.de/national/20120904-44755.html

A report that Germany plans to sell two submarines to Egypt has triggered speculation about a deterioration in German relations with Israel. The German government stressed on Monday that it remained committed to Israel's security -- but officials declined to comment on the report.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/wor ... 53667.html

Guess what? They did it anyway.

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PostWed Dec 05, 2012 9:32 am » by *WillEase*


The total value of German arms exports has more than doubled since 2005, making Germany the world’s third-largest weapons exporter, behind just the United States and Russia. German weapons sales now make up 11 percent of world trade according to the 2009 annual report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Most of these exports are armored vehicles, with submarines and warships also making up a large percentage. Turkey is the largest importer of German weapons, followed by Greece—despite its economic troubles—South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Austria and Italy.

Many in Germany are surprised by their nation’s sudden growth in arms manufacturing. But this growth is no accident. The German government has been working to beef up the country’s arms manufacturing. The government “has been providing behind-the-scenes assistance to make sure industry goes in the right direction,” wrote MarketWatch columnist David Marsh in January. There is a “long-held German desire to build industrial companies with world scale in the defense field,” said Marsh.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/german ... 2010-01-18

Now that was January 2010. The idea that German isn't arming itself too is foolish to say the least...especially if the EU unites it's military resources. Kind of a win-win for Germany if you think about it. Broke countries in Europe borrow money from Germany to buy military equipment from Germany that in the end, will get used by or for Germany. How can anyone really think this is not prophecy coming true?

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PostWed Dec 05, 2012 9:51 am » by Seahawk


WillEase666 wrote: How can anyone really think this is not prophecy coming true?


Do you ever think that maybe there are extremely powerful and wealthy psychopaths that are, and have been, coordinating their long and ongoing influence, trying to make it come true- trying to push things to that end? It has occurred to me on more than one occasion that there are some in world government and religion that are certainly capable enough, and crazy enough to do such a thing.

I'm not saying that this is what is happening, but it does seem feasible without stretching the imagination too far out of bounds. It's also not too difficult to imagine that this has been going on for a very long time.


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PostWed Dec 05, 2012 10:17 am » by *WillEase*


Seahawk wrote:
WillEase666 wrote: How can anyone really think this is not prophecy coming true?


Do you ever think that maybe there are extremely powerful and wealthy psychopaths that are, and have been, coordinating their long and ongoing influence, trying to make it come true- trying to push things to that end? It has occurred to me on more than one occasion that there are some in world government and religion that are certainly capable enough, and crazy enough to do such a thing.

I'm not saying that this is what is happening, but it does seem feasible without stretching the imagination too far out of bounds. It's also not too difficult to imagine that this has been going on for a very long time.


Anything to keep God out of the picture huh? In the end, Jesus himself will put a stop to the madness. What will you say then? By the way, if he didn't everyone would die.

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In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God's chosen ones.


Regardless as to which crazy, if not possessed people in power fulfill or create the illusion of prophecy...the end will be the same. Only God can put a stop to it.



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