Friday, October 23, 2009

"EU states envisage new foreign policy giant"

That title doesn't come from me, but from the EU Observer: article here.

Revealing quotes from this article say it all:

"The EU's new foreign minister will have sweeping powers to conduct foreign policy, propose his own budget and name his own staff independently of other EU institutions, according to the latest EU presidency blueprint."

Perhaps a more interesting and germane quote is also found in this article:

"The new institution is to manage general foreign relations as well as EU security and defense projects, such as the police missions in Bosnia, Kosovo, Georgia and Afghanistan or ANY FUTURE PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS in, for example, Africa." (could Israel have been inserted here?)

Many of us have speculated for years who will emerge from the "revived Roman Empire" to become the person responsible for "confirming the covenant" between Israel and her surrounding enemies, as described in Daniel 9. According to Daniel 9:27, it is this person who will later become known as the biblical antichrist.

I have speculated that the person actually responsible for sending peace-keeping forces into Israel - in order to maintain or "confirm" the "covenant" - may indeed be that individual identified in Daniel 9:27. Because of the overlap between the EU President and the foreign policy head (now known as foreign policy "giant"), it may be hard to know who could be ultimately responsible. Either way, it is fascinating to see this process evolve.

Either way, we'll be watching.

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