European Intervention Initiative: France and nine other potential participants (Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Denmark, Estonia, and the United Kingdom). Finland?
Bog note: Ten Nation Confederacy of the Beast’s Kingdom (Rev. 13:1, 17:12, 17:13, 17:14, 17:16, 17:17). Throughout the book of Revelation, there are many references to ten (10) horns that represent ten (10) kings or nations making up a confederacy or coalition of the willing. The Bible indicates that they will have one mind and give their power and strength (political/military) to the Antichrist. Although these leaders are not kings, in return for their allegiance to the Antichrist’s system, they receive power as kings from the Antichrist for a short period (one hour). Lastly, the Bible says in Rev. 17:17, “For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.” The military strength of this ten (10) nation confederacy will be unrivaled in the Western Hemisphere. Russia’s strength is decimated by the Gog/Magog battle. The United States strength is inconsequential because it is no longer in NATO or the Middle East, its political and leadership will is split and the Rapture/Harpazo of the Church has gutted the military and its leadership ranks. The beast’s/antichrist’s ten (10) nation confederacy has no military or political equal in the West.
The WEU (Western European Union) was the focus of much Bible prophecy speculation until its demise in 2011. But it looks as if the old alliance is being reincarnated with eight members the same. The only difference being that Macron’s European Intervention Initiative (EII) will have Denmark and Estonia while the WEU had Greece and Luxembourg: A ten nation military confederation is set to be launched by Emmanuel Macron in June 2018. End of Note.
NOVEMBER 6, 2018 / Reuters.
After Macron, EU executive echoes EU army call
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – An EU army is likely to be formed one day, the European Commission said on Tuesday after French President Emmanuel Macron called for a “real European army” to reduce dependence on the United States.
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, a former premier of Luxembourg, has long been a vocal supporter of the idea that the European Union should have more common defense capability, separate from the U.S.-dominated NATO military alliance.
The imminent departure from the bloc of Britain, long opposed to EU military collaboration, has revived discussion of defense cooperation — as have concerns that President Donald Trump may be less willing than his predecessors to come to Europe’s defense in the face of a newly assertive Russia.
Some EU leaders share Britain’s view that giving the EU a big military role could undermine NATO. Traditionally neutral, non-NATO countries in the Union are also wary. However, most member states agreed last December to cooperate on funding and developing their armed forces.
Asked about Macron’s remark earlier in the day and whether the Commission supported the creation of a “European army”, chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas noted that new EU project to collaborate on defense procurement and research as well as new EU military peacekeeping missions beyond Europe’s borders.
“This is the Commission that put forward lots of initiatives and proposals to start building gradually a more meaningful and assertive defense identity in these difficult geopolitical times,” he told reporters at a regular briefing.
“I don’t think that this defense identity will start with an EU army,” Schinas said.
“We’ll see that at some point in time, probably down at the end of this process, we may see something that people already describe as an EU army or an EU pooling of resources to make this EU defense identity more visible and more meaningful.”
Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis; Writing by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg