He’s back! Karl-Theodor zu Guttnberg has re-entered German politics. The following was machine-translated from German, with the original German below it:
For a long time, the former Minister of Defense has excused himself. Now Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg returns to SPIEGEL information in German politics.
Former Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is to become a driving force of the CSU in the Bundestag election campaign. Guttenberg had said he would come to Bavaria for several big rallies. He wants to “get in fully” …
The former minister of defense living in the USA had met with CSU General Secretary Andreas Scheuer at the beginning of the week to a two-hour meeting in a Munich restaurant. According to SPIEGEL information the details of his commitment to the party were discussed.
Guttenberg does not want to apply for a Bundestag mandate. He did not want to take anyone’s seat, he said in conversation with Scheuer.
It is the return of Guttenberg to the political stage. In 2011 he had to resign as a defense minister, because his doctoral thesis had been unmasked as a plagiarism. CSU boss Horst Seehofer has been advertising Guttenberg for some time. He hopes that his popularity is still great despite the plagiarism.
Lange hat sich der frühere Verteidigungsminister geziert. Jetzt kehrt Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg nach SPIEGEL-Informationen in die deutsche Politik zurück.
Der frühere Verteidigungsminister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg soll ein Zugpferd der CSU im Bundestagswahlkampf werden. Guttenberg habe zugesagt, für mehrere große Kundgebungen nach Bayern zu kommen, hieß es aus München. Er wolle sich “voll einbringen” …
Der in den USA lebende frühere Verteidigungsminister hatte sich Anfang der Woche mit CSU-Generalsekretär Andreas Scheuer zu einem zweistündigen Gespräch in einem Münchner Restaurant getroffen. Dabei wurden nach SPIEGEL-Informationen die Einzelheiten seines Engagements für die Partei besprochen.
Um ein Bundestagsmandat will sich Guttenberg nicht bewerben. Er wolle niemandem den Platz wegnehmen, sagte er im Gespräch mit Scheuer.
Es ist die Rückkehr Guttenbergs auf die politische Bühne. 2011 musste er als Verteidigungsminister zurücktreten, weil seine Doktorarbeit als Plagiat entlarvt worden war. CSU-Chef Horst Seehofer wirbt seit Längerem um Guttenberg. Er hofft, dass dessen Popularität trotz der Plagiatsaffäre immer noch groß ist. 28Jan17 http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/csu-will-karl-theodor-zu-guttenberg-im-wahlkampf-einsetzen-a-1132039.html
Horst Seehofer has been pushing for Herr Guttenberg’s return for some time.
Now that Herr Guttenberg has been exiled for long enough, the Germans are likely to at least partially accept him back.
21 And there shall stand up in his place one despised, and the kingly honour shall not be given him: and he shall come privately, and shall obtain the kingdom by fraud. (Daniel 11:21, Douay-Rheims)
21 “‘His place will be taken by a reject, a man spurned and passed over for advancement. He’ll surprise everyone, seemingly coming out of nowhere, and will seize the kingdom. (Daniel 11:21 from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)
21 And in his place shall stand up a contemptible person, to whom they had not given the honor of the kingdom: but he shall come in time of security, and shall obtain the kingdom by flatteries. (Daniel 11:21, ASV)
Interestingly, the Baron was considered to have had a major chance to become Chancellor of Germany before the plagiarism scandal. In a sense, he was “a man spurned and passed over for advancement” as THE MESSAGE version of Daniel 11:21 indicates.
Also interestingly, even though many have rejected, ridiculed, and despised him for plagiarism, after the Baron resigned, some (and this was alluded to earlier) have suggested that he should rise up again as Germany needs him:
“I hope that we keep him as a politician and see his return as soon as possible,” Hans-Peter Uhl, the domestic affairs spokesperson of the conservative Union bloc in parliament, said in the Wednesday edition of the daily Mitteldeutsche Zeitung…
Peter Altmaier, parliamentary chief of the Union bloc, also said he can imagine Guttenberg returning to politics in the foreseeable future.
According to political scientist Gerd Langguth from the University of Bonn, Guttenberg will not likely stay out of the public eye for long. He told the Wednesday edition of the Thüringer Allgemeine newspaper that he sees a comeback in about three years…Langguth said Guttenberg’s “honorable statements” on Tuesday had made such a return feasible. (Talk begins about a Guttenberg comeback. The Local, 3 March 2011. http://www.thelocal.de/politics/20110302-33437.html)
The anti-Donald Trump sentiment in Germany may assist Baron Guttenberg’s comeback.
Back in December 2015 Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg called Donald Trump “that blonde lunatic named Donald” (Wish List or Reality? Digital Trends in 2016 | Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg | hub conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgdZUA96UBU. Posted December 11, 2015).
Many in Germany agree with Herr Guttenberg’s assessment of Donald Trump.
The Bible shows that Europe will ultimately turn to a ‘strongman’ of its own in Revelation 17:12-13.
This may very well be Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.
I have warned for years that he may very well re-emerge in politics. I expect Karl-Guttenberg to do more than just support a party or a candidate. Look for him to be a candidate.
Regularly readers of this page are aware that 7-8 speculative predictions I posted over the years related to Herr Guttenberg have been at least partially fulfilled.
37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch! (Mark 13:37)
Radio News Reporter: Bill Wedekind.