The international press reports that the G7 meeting is highly divided this year, essentially because of positions by US President Donald Trump:
G7 summit dogged by divisions between Trump and allies
9 June 2018
Talks at the G7 summit in Canada have failed to resolve deep differences between US President Donald Trump and leaders of major industrial nations. …
Allies of the US are furious over Mr Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, raising fears of a global trade war. …
Divisions between Mr Trump and the other six leaders go way beyond trade – they include climate change, relations with Iran and the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
What is the G7?
It is an annual summit bringing together Canada, the US, the UK, France, Italy, Japan and Germany, which represent more than 60% of global net worth between them.
Economics tops the agenda, although the meetings now always branch off to cover major global issues. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44423072
Donald Trump divides G7 over trade and threats to international order
9 June 2018
Leaders of the G7 nations struggled to close a widening chasm …
The Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, the EU and Mexico due to “national security” concerns has enraged US allies and threatens to unleash a trade war. …
US challenging international order
Donald Tusk, who, as president of the European Council, is representing the EU at the summit, said the Trump administration and the rest of the group have clear differences on trade, climate change and the Iran nuclear deal.
Tusk warned that “the rules-based international order is being challenged, quite surprisingly not by the usual suspects but by its main architect and guarantor, the US.”
He added that Trump’s arm-twisting over trade and diplomacy with America’s allies “would only play into the hands of those who seek a new post-West order where liberal democracy and fundamental freedoms would cease to exist.” http://www.dw.com/en/donald-trump-divides-g7-over-trade-and-threats-to-international-order/a-44137940
Many are seeing the USA as a threat to the international order–this will set up the world to support actions against the USA that I would term World War III.
A reader sent me a link to the following yesterday:
In yet another example of the world turning upside down, a new Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today says that at the same time President Putin has warned that a new world war could become “an end of civilization”, the United States and Europe are moving ever closer to open conflict erupting between themselves after German Chancellor Angela Merkel slammed President Donald Trump for dismantling the post-World War II order, and that she urged her allies to fight back against—with Trump quickly retaliating by slamming Merkel and her allies by his noting that Canada charges a 270% tariff on US dairy products and the Europeantrade surplus with America is $151 billion—with Trump further raging at Merkel and her allies to: “Take down your tariffs and barriers or we will more than match you!” …
President Putin warned that “understating of the fact that World War III could be an end of the modern civilization” should deter the world “from any radical and highly dangerous actions that could threaten the modern civilization”—with his further noting that the flawed polices of the West, particularly America, to impose sanctions as a means to gain economic superiority and suppress other nations should, instead, be turned towards “constructive cooperation” 06/08/18 http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2582.htm
While I have issues with the the writer of the above piece, the reason I included it is to point out that the path to World War III will include trade disputes between the USA and Europe and that some others are now hinting that as well.
It was precisely because of how Donald Trump approached Europe and how he was viewed by Europe that I told people he could be elected as the President of the USA. This is mainly because of biblical prophecies pointing to the end of the Anglo-American world order and the rise of the Gentile European order.
While most writers are not looking at biblical prophecies, more and more are seeing issues between the USA and Europe.
Notice the following last month from EU Council President Donald Tusk (who is an attendee at the current G7 conference):
Looking at latest decisions of @realDonaldTrump someone could even think: with friends like that who needs enemies. But frankly, EU should be grateful. Thanks to him we got rid of all illusions. We realise that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm.
So, notice that the Europeans are being told the time to rely on the USA is up and Donald Trump has made that clear! Europe will take steps.
Notice also something else last from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (who also is an attendee at the current G7 conference):
15 May 2018
As many voiced their concerns over Donald Trump’s move, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker did not remain on the sidelines either, slamming Washington for “no longer” willing to “cooperate with other parts of the world.”
“At this point, we have to replace the United States, which as an international actor has lost vigor, and because of it, in the long term, influence,” the EU chief said, suggesting that Europe should take over the US’ role as global leader. https://sputniknews.com/europe/201805101064314245-juncker-eu-replace-us-iran-deal/
The top European leaders have had it with the USA and are even publicly telling everyone that. Things will not remain as they have been.
LATER-PM_ UPDATE. Notice the following related to the G7:
June 9, 2018
Trump provided an update during a live press conferencewith Larry Kudlow and John Bolton. First he thanked Trudeau and praised Canada as a “beautiful country” before launching into a summary of issues starting with trade. Though he walked away without signing the US on to the traditional post-summit agreement (providing more fodder for critics who sneered about the G-6 + 1), Trump insisted that the G-7 was “tremendously successful” and despite trade tensions “relationships are outstanding.” He adds that the tariff situation is “going to change, 100 percent” as the US is “like the piggy bank that everyone robs”. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-09/trump-g-7-closing-remarks-were-piggy-bank-everybodys-robbing
June 9, 2018
President Donald Trump said Saturday at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec, Canada, that the United States would “stop trading” with some of its closest allies unless they change what he believes to be unfair trade policies.
Speaking to reporters at the annual G-7 meeting, the president said that totally eliminating trade barriers between the nations would be “the ultimate thing” and “that’s the way it should be.” He called many current tariffs on U.S. goods and services “ridiculous.”
“We’re like the piggy bank that everybody’s robbing ― and that ends,” the president said.
He later said, “It’s going to stop, or we’ll stop trading with them. And that’s a very profitable answer, if we have to do it.”
Trump told reporters the trade talk was “not contentious” and said in a tweet that leaders of the six other nations “fully understand where I am coming from.”
“The United States will not allow other countries to impose massive Tariffs and Trade Barriers on its farmers, workers and companies. While sending their product into our country tax free,” Trump said on Twitter.
His comments come amid a tense few days with multiple world leaders over Trump’s decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the country’s biggest trading partners: Canada, Mexico and the European Union. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-g7-macron-trudeau-tariffs-dispute_us_5b19c77fe4b09d7a3d708d40
It is likely that the Europeans consider Donald Trump’s ‘piggy bank’ statement as insulting.
The Apostle Peter was inspired to write:
3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” (2 Peter 3:3-4)
What is going on between the USA and Europe shows that things ARE changing.
Those who think that the USA will continue to lead the world indefinitely are deceiving themselves. Some may also wish to watch our latest video Forbes 2020s Might Be The Worst Decade In U S History:
Forbes posted an article by John Mauldin titled “2020s Might Be The Worst Decade In U.S. History.” The article claimed that US debt is destined to rise dramatically as well as cause financial problems with Europe. He claimed that unemployment would greatly increase as well. He claimed a reset, like a biblical jubilee debt release, would be the logical solution. He claimed that the 2030s were then likely to be good. Could the 2020s be the worst decade in USA history? How might Habakkuk 2 play into any of this? What about Jeremiah 30? Could Jesus possibly return towards the end of the decade? Could the USA experience sorrows, troubles, and possibly the Great Tribulation in the 2020s? Could the 6000 years be over then? Could the 2030s be a fantastic time ushering in the millennium? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more.
The USA is pushing Europe to rise up against it. Expect to see more issues next decade. The problems will not end with Donald Trump.
The distancing of Europe from the USA is encouraging them to build their military. Since Donald Tusk is thanking Donald Trump for busting illusions that the USA and Europe should be friends, Europeans are being publicly told that they cannot rely on the USA anymore. And this means in matters of defense.
Many will find this hard to believe, but what Europe is prophesied to do is to take over the USA:
39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain (Daniel 11:39).
The Bible says this will happen at the time of the end (cf. Daniel 11;40).
Donald Trump is one of the reasons that Europe will turn against the USA. More and more are starting to see this.
The situation in the world is changing. The end of the Anglo-American order is getting closer (watch also End of the Anglo-American Orderand/or The New World Order Is Leaving the US Behind) and the final time of the Gentiles is almost here.
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