Revived 10 Nation European Military Coalition: A United Front Amid Bitter Differences over Terrorism. Five (5) references to ‘peace and security.’ Terrorism is the ‘main’ focus. 70th (7) Anniversary of NATO (God’s divine completion to His plan or purpose for NATO). 2024. There is that year again!!! Trump has repeatedly criticized the NATO alliance as “obsolete” and expressed his desire to leave it.
By Patsy Widakuswara Updated December 04, 2019 08:01 AM. VOA
LONDON – NATO leaders are gathering at a golf resort outside of London Wednesday to present a united front amid bitter differences over terrorism, Turkey and increased burden sharing with the United States.
The 29 leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump, posed for a traditional “family” photograph before retreating for the planned three (3) -hour meeting. The leaders are expected to release a statement afterwards promising to focus more attention on the challenges posed by Russia and rising superpower China.
On the sidelines of the meeting Wednesday, Trump met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The White House said “the two Presidents discussed the importance of Turkey fulfilling its alliance commitments, further strengthening commerce through boosting bilateral trade by $100 (5+5) billion, 1. regional security challenges, and energy 2. security.”
A day earlier, leaders had gathered for informal meetings to mark the 70th (7) anniversary of the alliance’s founding, but the day was overshadowed when tensions between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron broke out in full public display.
In an almost 40-minute session with journalists the two leaders clashed on a number of issues including 1. burden sharing within NATO, 2. terrorism, 3. Turkey’s invasion in northern Syria, and the 4. U.S. withdrawal from an arms treaty with Russia.
The two leaders met hours after Trump criticized Macron for his recent statement describing NATO as experiencing a “brain death,” due to diminished U.S. leadership. Trump called it a “nasty statement.”
As the two sat down for talks, Trump warned NATO member countries who do not meet NATO’s guideline of spending 2% of GDP on collective defense could be dealt with “from a trade standpoint” referring to tariffs on products, including French wine.
This prompted Macron, who is currently contributing 1.9% of France’s GDB towards NATO’s defense, to push back.
“It’s not just about money,” Macron said. “What about 3. peacein Europe?” he asked Trump.
“It’s impossible just to say we have to put money, we have to put soldiers, without being clear on the fundamentals of what NATO should be,” Macron said.
Macron said he supports a stronger European component in NATO but points out that after the end of the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty, European countries are faced with the new threat of Russian missiles.
The Trump administration withdrew from the 1987 arms control treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union in August after what it says were Moscow’s repeated violations of the agreement.
Trump and Macron argued about how to deal with Islamic State after the October withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, a move Trump made without consulting the alliance. The withdrawal paved the way for Turkey to launch an offensive against the U.S.-allied Kurdish militia in northern Syria and triggered fear among European allies of a potential IS resurgence.
In response to a question on whether France should do more to take Islamic State fighters captured in the Middle East, Trump asked Macron if he would like “some nice ISIS fighters”. Macron countered that the main problem is IS fighters in the region. Referring to the abrupt U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria, Macron said “you have more and more of these fighters due to the situation today.” Macron is “more on the side of those who wants to actually face up to the crisis and talk about it,” said Hans Kundnani of Chatham House. He is the sort of “disruptive factor” compared to other leaders who may choose to paper over disagreements, Kundnani said.
Earlier Tuesday, as Trump met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the U.S. president said Macron’s “brain death” comments regarding NATO were “insulting” to other members.
In the past Trump has repeatedly criticized the alliance as “obsolete” and expressed his desire to leave it. But the president seemed to have changed his tune, saying that NATO “serves a great purpose”.
The French leader warned in a recent interview with The Economist that European countries can no longer rely on the United States to defend NATO allies and need to start taking care of their own 4. security.
“As Emmanuel Macron considers complacency as the most pressing danger facing Europe and 5. European security, he is likely to reaffirm his comments and continue to push for all allies to clarify their position in this debate,” said Martin Quencez, Deputy Director of the Paris Office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
“It is also France’s role to show that the president’s disruptive method can foster constructive reforms, and that his harsh criticisms can be followed by a more positive agenda for the transatlantic partnership,” said Quencez.
The dispute between two leaders was precisely the kind of flare-up that summit organizers have desperately tried to avoid, as it overshadowed discussions of substance in the summit, including the idea of a more equitable burden-sharing touted by Trump.
Stoltenberg praised Trump on Tuesday, saying his leadership on the issue is “having a real impact.” He cited a $130 (6×5) billion increase in defense budgets among the non-U.S. NATO members and said that would go to $400 billion by 2024.
Only 9 (3×3) out of 29 member countries currently meet NATO’s guideline of spending 2% of GDP on collective defense.
In addition to budget discussions, NATO’s secretary general said leaders would be talking about 1. counterterrorism efforts, 2. arms control, 3. relations with Russia and the 4. rise of China.
Stoltenberg also rejected the suggestion that NATO is “brain-dead” saying that the alliance is 1. active, 2. agile and 3. adapting. “We have just implemented the largest reinforcements of collective defense since the end of the Cold War,” he added.
The issue of member countries being delinquent was brought up again in Trump’s meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
When asked about whether he would defend a country that does not meet its defense spending target, Trump appeared non-committal.
“I would look at it as a group, but I think it’s very unfair when a country doesn’t pay,” Trump said.
The principle of collective defense is enshrined in NATO’s Article 5, that an attack on one member is an attack on all of its members. The alliance has only invoked the article once in its history—in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the U.S.
Cloud of impeachment
The summit comes as Trump faces an impeachment investigation back home. He repeated his criticism Tuesday of Democrats who control the House of Representatives, saying it is unfair to hold hearings while he is attending the summit.
Trump is not the first U.S. president to attend a NATO summit under the cloud of impeachment. In 1974 Richard Nixon went to NATO’s 25th (5×5) anniversary meeting in Brussels while the U.S. House of Representatives was concluding its impeachment inquiry. Nixon stepped down a few weeks later.
Night Watchman Note: 2024 would ‘mark’ 50 (5) years since the meeting in 1974. Interesting ‘coincidence’ that both Nixon and Trump underwent impeachment inquiries during these periods. NATO just had its 70th (7) anniversary (7 denotes God’s divine completion to His plan or purpose for NATO). One of the effects of an ‘impeached’ Trump would likely be the dissolving of NATO and the final ‘nail in its coffin,’ finishing off its 70 (7) year existence. Europe will now want to formally ‘go its own way,’ and not have any further entanglements with the U.S. The NATO military coalition will ‘cease’ between now and 2024, and be formally replaced by the 10 Nation European Military Coalition managed by the Beast. The military threat that currently exists from Russia, Iran and Turkey (Gog/Magog) Coalition is destroyed in Ezekiel 38-39 at the beginning of the tribulation. As such, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA – ‘the many’) will no longer have ANY ‘external’ military threats although they both will still have severe ‘internal’ threats of terrorism (‘those who give Islam a bad name’). ‘Kings of the East’ are NO threat to the Beast because they are financially beholden to him via 1. Bi-Lateral Trade Deals, 2. Investments (including those into NEOM), 3. Financial largesse, 4. Oil Purchases and 5. Political/Ideological Agreement. ‘Birds of a feather flock together.’ ‘Who can come against or make war with the Beast?’ 1. Russia can’t. 2. Iran can’t. 3. Turkey can’t. 4. Kings of the East won’t. 5. That just leaves terrorists. America is 1. Divided, 2. Declining, 3. Distracted, 4. Disinterested and 5. Depressed (economically).
2024 would also ‘mark’ the mid-point of the tribulation when the beast/MbS also becomes the antichrist and uses the 10 Nation European Military Coalition to ‘destroy’ the mystery religion, and by fire (military destruction) of its physical 1. temples, 2. shrines, 3. pagodas, 4. churches and 5. holy sites around the world to usher in the ‘one world religion.’ This is by the Beast’s/Antichrist’s edict, as he forces the destruction of the world’s other false religions to focus worldwide worship on only himself/possessed by Satan. Satan will not have any further worship of the false religions/idols with which he tempted mankind. Satan now wants attention drawn specifically to himself. This is the culmination of Satan’s plan, through millennia, to be worshipped and exalted by men as the ‘most high’… instead of mankind’s worship of the True God, Father, Son, Holy Spirit. This goes ALL THE WAY BACK to his ‘five I wills’ in Isaiah. It is also at this time, that men are forced to take the ‘mark, number, name’ of the Beast/Antichrist in order to receive their government/beast ‘benefits’ and to be able to ‘buy and sell’ or make economic transactions. Because ALL the world’s false religions are destroyed, including false/compromised Christianity, the ‘mark’ will be also noted as a symbol of 1. ‘allegiance, 2. approval and 3. worship’ to the Beast/Antichrist’s ‘authority and legitimacy.’ The ‘mark’ takes on spiritual significance because it becomes a 1. ‘seal’ or 2. ‘branding’ or 3. ‘trade mark’ of satanic ownership of that person who takes it. Spiritually, it identifies the person who took it as literally ‘belonging’ to the Beast/Satan and their system of satanic control over the earth. Those who have given over 100% (5+5) of themselves, 1. physically, 2. mentally, 3. emotionally, 4. spiritually, 5. eternally to Satan. They have become beyond redemption and are doomed to perdition along with the 1. beast, 2. false prophet and 3. Satan.