The public fallout from the recent G7 meeting continues:
Trump’s actions have ‘weakened’ the West, German foreign minister says
May 29, 2017
(CNN)Germany’s foreign minister launched a scathing criticism of Donald Trump on Monday, claiming the US President’s actions have “weakened” the West and accusing the US government of standing “against the interests of the European Union.”
Just 24 hours after German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that Europe could no longer completely rely on traditional allies such as the US and Britain, the country’s top diplomat, Sigmar Gabriel, went a step further.
“Anyone who accelerates climate change by weakening environmental protection, who sells more weapons in conflict zones and who does not want to politically resolve religious conflicts is putting peace in Europe at risk,” Gabriel said.
“The short-sighted policies of the American government stand against the interests of the European Union. The West has become smaller, at least it has become weaker.”
Germany and other European nations were unimpressed with Trump’s performance at both the NATO and G7 summits last week, where he refused to endorse NATO’s collective defense principle or the Paris climate agreement. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/29/europe/angela-merkel-uk-amber-rudd/
The Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader and Merkel’s campaign rival, Martin Schulz, appeared to echo the chancellor’s words late on Sunday, calling on closer cooperation between European states following Saturday’s deadlock at the G7.
“Europe is the answer,” Schulz said. “Closer European cooperation on all fronts is the answer to Donald Trump. Above all, we cannot let ourselves be subjugated to Trump’s rearmament policy.”
Schulz, who served as president of the European Parliament from 2012 to 2017, said European states must take a decisive approach to dealing with Trump, whose presentation and attitude in Brussels and Taormina he compared to that of a dictator. 05/28/17 http://www.dw.com/en/merkel-europe-can-no-longer-rely-on-us-and-britain/a-39018097?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf
Friends/allies of the USA are deciding that they need to go a different way. Notice also the claim that “Europe is the answer.”
Notice something in my book, Donald Trump and America’s Apocalypse:
According to the Bible, the time will come when the USA will find that continental Europe will be an enemy (cf. Isaiah 10:5-11) and not an ally (Ezekiel 23:4,9-10; Lamentations 1:1-2). (Thiel B. Donald Trump and America’s Apocalypse. Nazarene Books, 2017, p. 45)
Here is some of what Lamentations teaches:
1 How lonely sits the city
That was full of people!
How like a widow is she,
Who was great among the nations!
The princess among the provinces
Has become a slave!
2 She weeps bitterly in the night,
Her tears are on her cheeks;
Among all her lovers
She has none to comfort her.
All her friends have dealt treacherously with her;
They have become her enemies. (Lamentations 1:1-2)
The USA and Great Britain (including its Anglo-Commonwealth members, like Australia and Canada) were “great among the nations.” And the Bible is clear that betrayal is coming from national FRIENDS! Like many of those in NATO.
Politicians in the USA, UK, and Europe do not sufficiently understand biblical prophecies and where their actions and statements are leading.
But, make no mistake about it, although the USA and Europe will often APPEAR to be getting along, the time will come when the USA will be taken over by “friends” (Lamentations 1:1-2) from Europe (Daniel 11:39).
We are more and more seeing the stage being set.
Radio News Reporter: Bill Wedekind.