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EU ARMY? Forget U.S. NATO needs European pillar Security chief calls for defence reforms

A SECURITY expert has championed the idea of a ‘European pillar’ of defence for NATO, worryingly echoing calls for an EU army.  By REBECCA FLOOD  PUBLISHED: 11:55, Mon, Feb 13, 2017

NATO EU army Trump defence GETTY.  He claimed security was an area that had support for closer integration

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, CEO of International Crisis Group, an independent conflict prevention organisation, has called on NATO’s European members to step up their defence spending. 

The Frenchman has signalled the new direction in foreign policy by US president Donald Trump should act as a catalyst for change, warning: “NATO is about North America’s engagement in Europe, and Europeans, working with Canada, must take the initiative in proposing a vision adapted to the 21st century. 

“Otherwise, they run the risk that a president who has little time for the Continent will see his European allies simply as adjuncts to an ‘America First’ strategy — and blatantly ignore their interests.”

Mr Trump has continually said NATO partners must pay their way and not simply rely on the US for back-up, raising fears over the US’s continued commitment to NATO under his leadership. 

But Mr Guéhenno warned continental nations cannot simply ‘buy’ American defence through increased spending, but a reinforced European bulwark of strength was needed. 

He said: “Its European members must show unity of purpose and vision: The time has come to create a European pillar of NATO.

“As a proposal, a pillar now makes sense in terms of realpolitik. 

Jean-Marie Guéhenno called on NATO’s European members to step up their defence spending

“With a US president who appears more than happy to play nations against one another, European countries are unlikely to make themselves heard unless they can present a coherent, united position.”

With the UK - one of the European Union’s strongest members militarily - set to leave the bloc, the future remains uncertain. 

But other key members of Europe, notably France and Germany, should take charge, Mr Guéhenno argues. 

The time has come to create a European pillar of NATO

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

He said: “A European pillar will first have to decide on its membership. Germany and France, whose military capacities are increasingly compatible and complementary, should take the lead once elections in both countries have taken place.

“A caucus needs to emerge within NATO. It should include the six founding members of the EU, as well as more recent members, which could agree on two founding principles: that the emergence of a European pillar is made necessary by the changed strategic landscape; and that a European pillar should be conceived as a means to strengthen NATO, not as an alternative to it. 

“In fact, one of its key goals will be to keep the US engaged.”

Mr Trump has continually said NATO partners must pay their way

His comments seemingly reinforce fears an EU Army is being created by Brussels. 

He added: “An informal political approach is probably the only viable path to this European pillar, since a formal institutional approach would likely stall very quickly.

“Separated from the question of EU membership, a European pillar within NATO could bring countries with varying degrees of EU adherence into the fold.”

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Other key members of Europe, notably France and Germany, should take charge

And he said that despite rising nationalism, he claimed security was an area that had support for closer integration. 

Mr Guéhenno said: “The EU will not get out of its present malaise by renouncing its ambitions. 

“On the contrary, it needs to be more ambitious if it wants to respond to the security concerns of its citizens.

“The exceptional circumstances confronting Europe require an exceptional response.”

Keep watching this development as the EU will eventually have it's own Army.  This move once again is in perfect alignment with Bible Prophecy which has foretold 2500 years ago.  The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice.  Along with this development we expect to see Russia become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army.  Again it's interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.

So WATCH this development as it is a sure sign that we are living in the last days before Christ's Return.  

This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of "Magog". The Land of MagogThey are spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

See this article for more on this subject: WHAT IS NEXT FOR EUROPE