Angela Merkel has said that it is now clear that Europe can no longer rely on others and must take events into its own hands.
The ten toes of Daniel immediately come to my mind. Some were strong, some were weak. Some were clay, some were iron. They "would not cleave together." However, ultimately, per the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation events would bring them together and work to eliminate some that would even be pulled up by their roots. Which ones? We could be possibly viewing the fulfillment of those prophecies with recent European events.
It is not new for demands to be made that Europe take matters into its own hands. Javier Solana has long called for the consolidation of European military facilities into one shared operation. He did this repeatedly during his long tenures as head of NATO, then head of the Western European Union (a military federation), Secretary General of the European Union (1999 to 2010), and "High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (1999 to 2010).
In his "retirement" which appears to be as busy as his long-time official EU tenure, if not more so, he has continued to issue these calls and head critical EU military exploration operations. In 2015 he issued widely circulated "wake calls" for a common European Union defense union. He made that call from Berlin at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation where he went to present the CEP-FES report "More Union in European Defence,
Interestingly, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation's (in Germany called Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) operations and interests do not appear to be purely European. A Google search shows a broad international, global governance scope of its operations. Such a search shows that it has a Washington, D.C. address of 1023 15th Street, NW. It also shows a USA phone number of 202-408-5444. It also shows offices in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.
The USA based Brookings Institution, of which Javier Solana is also a Fellow recently released a list of Javier Solana's publications, book contributions, and articles. You may access it by clicking here, Given that the Brookings Institution is headed by former World Federalist head Strobe Talbott, it is more than fair to say that their interests are also global governance.
As regards the Friedrich Stiftung report delivered by Solana to the Berlin audience in 2015, it was the report of a CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies) task force chaired by Javier Solana. Interestingly, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Germany) was one of the sources of funding for the 1995 Commission on Global Governance Report: Our Global Neighbourhood (page 376). The person credited with bringing the parties together to form that commission which included Maurice Strong was Willy Brandt (1913-1992), a former Chancellor of Germany (1968 to 1974) and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany from 1964 to 1987. Brandt also served as Mayor of Berlin for 9 years from 1957 to 1966.
I have always listened carefully when I heard the name Willy Brandt because Benjamin Creme made frequent laudatory mention of him in the November 4, 1981 speech I witnessed Creme making at the Unity Center for Holistic Living of Detroit's Unity Church. Creme was so very confident that the "Maitreya" appearance was near because of Willy Brandt's then ongoing advocacy for global unification..
Creme's first book, THE REAPPEARANCE OF THE CHRIST, had similar laudatory language about Willy Brandt (page 250):
The German connection and the Willy Brandt origins are interesting. Also making laudatory comments about Willy Brandt and his work leading to the formation of the Commission on Global Governance was former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev in his 1987 book PERESTROIKA (page 206). Gorbachev's later book MANIFESTO FOR THE EARTH (2006) was even more militantly world government cum "Global Governance."This information not only confirms that unique events are takingplace in the world. but aJso emphasizes, once again, that changesmust occur naturally through the actions of man himself. Maitreyaand the Masters can direct spiritual energies to stimulate the developmentof all manner of plans, but it is up to man to react - and act.How concrete these reactions already are, can be deduced,amongst other things, from a report of the North-South Commission,of which 18 well known politicians under the chairmanship ofthe former West German Chancellor Herr Willy Brandt, are a part.Edward Heath, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, andOlof Palme of Sweden, are members of this Commission.Maitreya's submission, that the world has only two choices,sharing or total destruction, is dramatically underlined by theCommission. The title of the Brandt report, "A Program for Survival,"makes that quite clear. . . .
According to Maitreya evangelist and former State Department official author Wayne Peterson in his 2003 book Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Beings:
It is my present belief that what may be coming together is what I earlier wrote for this blogspot and for NewswithViews -- that this may well be a fulfillment or attempted fulfillment of the prophecy that 10 kings would come together and share power with the Beast for one hour -- a very short period of time, Biblically speaking where a day represents a year and 1260 days represents 3 1/2 years.There was one individual, however, who made it clear he had noproblem with the public knowing he had met the Christ. His name wasMikhail Gorbachev. Since he was now out of political power in hiscountry, I assume he felt he had nothing to fear or lose from such a disclosure.I was not surprised to learn this about Mr. Gorbachev, since I hadheard much earlier of his involvement with Maitreya from a Pentagonofficial. I had also heard, from people I place much confidence in, thatMrs. Gorbachev had been to India several times to see the Avatar SaiBaba. I find it interesting that the international press never questionedMr. Gorbachev more about his spiritual beliefs, since both he and hiswife became Christians during his term in office. From the freedom andopenness he introduced to the Soviet Union, it appeared obvious to methat he was being influenced by the Christ. Eventually, we will hearmore of this story and how the Soviet empire collapsed. (page 100)
Writing this, I took another peek at current news stories and found this startling headline: Is President Trump pushing Merkel to create a German Superpower?
To the New Agers I have long observed and studied, "crisis = opportunity". Could this be the crisis that triggers their window of global governance opportunity? Who knows?