By Theodore Shoebat
After Britain voted in favor of leaving the EU, I wrote an article with my predictions as to what conflicts will occur as a result. I predicted that Germany will be a threat in the future, with the referendum being a catalyst to a great conflict within Europe. The responses that I received were mainly about Muslim immigrants taking over Europe, or adamant doubt about the threat of Germany. Most people, for some odd reason, see Germany as a purely friendly nation, far away from being even a prospective threat. I don’t know how or when Americans became Germanophiles. People seem to see the Germans as just poor victims, being taken over by armies of Muslim barbarians. Well, an invitation is not an invasion. The inundation of Muslim refugees swarming into Germany is being facilitated by the German government.
So how is Germany a friendly nation, when it is working with Turkey (the most powerful nation in the Islamic world), in flooding Europe of Islamic hordes? The answer is quite clear. Germany is not a friend to the West, but an enemy. There are some more observations that I would like to present to you, to add to my affirmations about Germany. Germany right now is at an incipient stage towards major conflict. The coming conflict will not happen very soon or immediately, but in stages. We are currently living in the movement and development of these stages. We witnessed a very significant stage with Britain agreeing to leave the EU. Each stage is a transition point to a more intense moment, and in the end it will climax with bloody conflict.
People make it out that Germany has been an insignificant nation since the end of WW2, and thus is not worthy of speaking of as a major player in a future major war. There are those who think to the contrary. As George Friedman of Stratfor wrote in 2012, “the future of German strategy is certainly the most important question in Europe and quite possibly in the world.” Lets get beyond Germanophilia and have a realistic conversation. The Germans were bombed. They were bombed by the Americans and the British. Do you really believe that the Germans just decided to forgive and forget, and become a force for good? Thats not how history works. The Japanese arose as a super power in the early twentieth century when they defeated the Russians in the Russo-Japanese War. The Americans applauded the Japanese, with Theodore Rosevelt enabling Japan to invade Korea. After the Russo-Japanese War the United States had Japan sign the Nine-Power Treaty of 1922, which was an agreement that the Japanese would not be an aggressor against China. Even though the Japanese agreed to the treaty, they still arose again as an imperial empire when they conquered Manchuria in the 1930s. My point is that words or treaties of peace are meaningless in the face of a nation’s ideology, history and temperament.
The Germans tried to control Europe in the past and they are striving to control Europe through the EU, and once the EU breaks down, they will be pushed to a violent response with the intention of domination. In 2011, Angela Merkel warned the world that the collapse of the Euro would end peace in Europe. In 2011 she warned that the collapse of the Euro would end the half a century of peace that has been enjoyed since the end of the Second World War. “Nobody should believe that another half century of peace in Europe is a given — it’s not,” Mrs Merkel said. “So I say again: if the euro collapses, Europe collapses. That can’t happen.” Merkel was warning that the end of the Euro would spark the end of the half of a century of peace since 1945; that it would, in other words, lead to war.
Germany was not always a united nation, in fact for most of its history it was broken down into various governments. In 1871 all of that changed, with Prussia uniting all of Germany. Through its unification, Germany became economically and militarily the most powerful nation in Europe. This made a change in European geopolitics, the effects of which are still active to this day. After WW2, Germany was no longer unified, but split down the middle into two parts, West and East Germany. West Germany was governed by the Germans while the East was under the Russian Soviet Union. In 1961, president Kennedy and Nikita Krushchev, the leader of the Soviet Union, had a meeting in Vienna where they discoursed over German militarization. Krushchev told Kennedy that if Berlin was not demilitarized, he would block the Western occupying powers — France, Great Britain, and the United States — from entering the city. Western governments responded to the threat by sending in more troops into Berlin, and Kennedy called for a very large increase in military spending. Russia responded by erecting the infamous Berlin Wall in between East and West Germany. (See John Lee Anderson, Che, ch. 24, p. 487)
In order to keep Russia in check, America and its Allies determined that West Germany needed to be remilitarized. You cannot blame the Russians for wanting to control East Germany. The Russians did suffer the greatest sacrifice in WW2, with millions dying as a result of the war against the Axis powers. It was only logical that Russia would want to control East Germany to keep the Germans in control. But to the United States, helping the Germans — against whom countless Americans died fighting — took precedence over Russia’s security against Germany, regardless of the fact that so many Russians perished fighting the Nazis. When Ronald Regan said his most infamous words, “Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”, it was not as valorous as they try to make it. Yes, communism is evil. Yes, Russia was evil when it was under communism. But, lets get beyond the romanticism and cult of personality that Republicans have built around Reagan. Russia’s occupation of East Germany kept the Germans in control. Once reunification came, Germany’s economy soared, and now Germany has the most powerful economy in Europe, and the fourth largest economy in the world. Not only this, but Germany has been ranked has having the ninth largest military in the world. This brings to nought all those who incessantly argue that Germany does not have much of a military. Just as Germany became a powerful force after its 1871 unification, so Germany became a dynamic force after its reunification in 1990.
Germany is the second (some say third) largest exporter in the world. The foreign consumption of its industrial products are much higher than its domestic consumption. Germany needs the free-trade that the EU provides in order to maintain its gigantic economy. The breaking down of the EU would greatly wound Germany’s power, not only economically, but politically over Europe. Southern European countries like Italy have asked for a bailout from the EU, and Germany is willing to fulfill this wish, but not without the price of national sovereignty. Nations that receive bailouts would not be in control of their taxes or their spending, Germany would place powerful European bureaucrats to be charge of these matters, thereby stripping these countries of their national sovereignty. It is for reasons like these that so many nations want to break out of the EU.
As I wrote in my previous article, Britain leaving the EU will be a catalyst to major war involving Germany. I have a theory as to how this could begin. The EU is in major debt, trillions of dollars worth of debt. Now that Britain is leaving the EU, it leaves the burden of debt on the shoulders of Germany. This, I believe, will provoke Germany to hate two regions: Britain and Southern Europe. From the perspective of Germany, the enemies will be Britain, because it had agreed to leave the EU and leave the mess for Germany to take care of; and Southern Europe, because it was the Southern European countries that brought themselves to a debt crises and took money from Northern Europe. The debt crises in the EU took off in 2009, when Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland could not pay their debts without the assistance of third-party financial institutions such as the European Central Bank (ECB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF). Also in 2009, the new Greek government revealed that its former government had been violating EU policy and underreporting its budget information. This led to a huge drop in confidence in the Euro and fears spread that the debts of these countries were unsustainable.
Now, I will admit that I am not an expert in the EU debt crises. But I have my hunches based on my readings on religions and ideologies. Look at the debtor countries said to have caused the EU economic crises: every single one of them is either Catholic or Eastern Orthodox. Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, are all Catholic; Cyprus and Greece are Eastern Orthodox. Germany, and the majority of Northern Europe, is Protestant. Economics most definitely is a significant part of our observations, but we cannot ignore religion and ideology. Its the North that is financially sustaining the South, and as Alan Greenspan says: “the euro is a very serious problem in that the southern part of the euro zone is being funded by the northern part and the European Central Bank”. Economic reasons will become the pretext to begin ideological wars. The North will use the economic burdens of the South as a way to transition into religious hatred toward Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians. Alexander Gauland, the head of the Alternative for Germany Party, recently pushed for the removal of France, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece from the EU, because their cultures are not Germanic:
We (Germany) can have a common currency with the Netherlands, Austria, Finland or Baltic states. They have similar cultures of stability like ours… But the French have a different one, not to mention the Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese and Greeks. They don’t want austerity at all.
Yes, Austria is traditionally a Catholic country. But lets not forget that it is of the same culture as Germany, and that it was loyal to the Protestant Nazi regime of Hitler which saw itself as continuing Luther’s legacy. This party, the Alternative for Germany Party, is anti-immigrant, which reminds me of what I said in my previous article on Germany: that the German government is bringing in all of these immigrants possibly to entice hatred for foreigners and increase fanatical nationalism. I am not saying that the refugees are innocent or good, but that the violence which they cause could foment anger to the point that the chaos will become the pretense to cover up violent nationalist imperialist goals. The same, I believe, can be said about the economic crises. Britain will be blamed for leaving the EU, and the Southern European nations will be blamed for bringing debt. The culmination of these events, and future ones like it, will implode to war. Don’t forget what Angela Merkel said, “Nobody should believe that another half century of peace in Europe is a given”, meaning that the half a century of peace enjoyed will end once the power of the Euro ends. The fragmentation of the EU means that Germany can no longer have power through economic means, and thus at that point it will have to dominate by military force. The President of the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, Jean-Claude Juncker, made this statement about Germany’s impositions and domination in Europe, in which he obliquely warned about believing in perpetual peace in Europe:
…anyone who believes that the eternal issue of war and peace in Europe has been permanently laid to rest could be making a monumental error. The demons haven’t been banished; they are merely sleeping, as the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo have shown us. I am chilled by the realization of how similar circumstances in Europe in 2013 are to those of 100 years ago.
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