There may be some real dirt hiding under External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten’s rug. EUobserver writer Sharon Spiteri says, “One quarter of MEPs have called for an official inquiry into allegations that 10 million euro monthly payments from the EU to the Palestinian Authority are being used to fund terrorist activities.” Read about it here.
As I write, that horrible scene of the space shuttle Columbia hurtling to earth is being repeatedly shown around the world.
When U.S. President George W. Bush said, “You’re either with us, or you’re against us,” the world knew what he meant. However, I wonder if the rest of us did.
I’m concerned about America’s future.
I’ll always remember that time, long ago, when I suddenly found myself standing in the middle of a brawl.
Once again I think he’s done it. He’s found that safe line to walk between all the brawling 15 EU heads and has still ended up where he wants to be. I’m talking, of course, about the EU’s first Mr. Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana.
Following Secretary of State Colin Powell’s dramatic and convincing proof before the UN Security Council that Saddam Hussein was hiding WMDs, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a visit to Munich, Germany, expecting to gain NATO’s full support for war against Iraq.
What a quote! It’s reported Belgian Foreign Minister Louis Michel actually said, “When one has to take a slap in the face … by Mr Rumsfeld who comes to teach a thing or two to ‘old Europe’ — the Europe of democratic values, humanist Europe, the Europe of the Age of Enlightenment — personally I find that this hurts.”
It fascinates me how, whenever there’s an international event or crisis, Javier Solana is always somewhere in the middle of it. And, yet, he somehow manages to keep himself out of the media’s spotlight.
People are finally starting to notice. Although they may not yet understand what it means, people are beginning to realize what I’ve been saying here on FulfilledProphecy.com for the last year now — there is something big going on in the European Union.
The European Union is like a kindergarten class with nobody in charge.
Today’s the day chief weapons inspector Hans Blix is to deliver his report on Iraq to the UN Security Council. And, it’s expected Blix’s report will accomplish nothing new — it won’t change the minds of the permanent members of the Security Council who want an Iraqi war, and it won’t change the minds of the members who don’t want war.
Now it appears the religious leaders of the world have begun choosing sides, too.
They’re calling it “Operation Mirage.”
The EU’s first High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, suddenly found himself standing in the middle of a great, big brawl. The 15 heads he was hired to represent in common foreign policy began fighting among themselves over the issue of war with Iraq.
Recently I said I thought US president George W. Bush may have made a fatal mistake in March 2002 when he sponsored UN Resolution 1397 that called for the creation of a Palestinian state. Now British Prime Minister Tony Blair may be making that same fatal mistake.
The Eurobserver is reporting the 10 new accession countries to the EU are demanding that they be allowed to participate in the Intergovernmental Conference that will ratify the new, super EU constitution. This means, these 10 nations want the conference to be put off until after they become full members of the EU in May 2004. Read about it here.
The World Socialist Web site claims a German news magazine recently reported about a secret memo from the EU’s High Representative, Javier Solana.
Officials on both sides of the Atlantic are talking about the growing rift between the US and Europe.
I’ve said before I thought that British prime minister Tony Blair was a good ventriloquist. Blair knows how to say things but make it look like someone else is talking. Now, I think he’s doing it again.
It’s commonly held that World War III may have begun on Sept. 11, 2001. I suspect, however, it may have really begun on June 5, 2000.
The saga of the first Mr. Europe, Javier Solana, has more twists and turns in it than an epic Hollywood movie.
A scary pattern is emerging. Looking at the recent news reports, it appears there could be a war going on for control of NATO, the UN and the EU.
“The Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Muslim Charities Foundation and the head of the Movement for Reform Judaism have launched a joint appeal for funds towards humanitarian work in Gaza.”
“Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu toured the Mount of Olives and the City of David on Monday afternoon, and promised to keep Jerusalem united, should he win next Tuesday’s election.”
“This election is about the peace. It’s about will there be a government here that says yes to peace or a government that says no to peace,” said Kadima leader Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who is running for prime minister of Israel.
“With an upgrade to its mobile maps, Google Inc. hopes to prove it can track people on the go as effectively as it searches for information on the Internet.”
“Addressing the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama spoke of how faith has often been a divisive tool, responsible for war and prejudice. But, he said, ‘there is no religion whose central tenet is hate’ and all religions teach people to love and care for one another. That is the common ground underlying his faith-based office, he said.”
“This year, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will focus on the return of Jesus Christ and help prepare believers for life in the last days, according to a recent announcement.”
“Holding a press conference on the Turkish delegation’s talks in USA, Cuneyt Yuksel, member of the Turkish-U.S. Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group, said that the delegation invited Obama to the ‘Alliance of Civilizations’ meeting to be held in Turkey on April 6-7.”
“The two front-runners in the race to rule Israel made last-minute appeals to voters as polls opened Tuesday in a close general election whose outcome could determine the course of Mideast peace negotiations.”
“Whoever comes out on top, the political wrangling was likely to drag on for weeks, and with it the fate of international Mideast peace efforts.”
“European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Wednesday the next Israeli government must restart serious peace negotiations with the Palestinians.”
“The European Union’s foreign policy chief said Friday that a national unity coalition government in Israel of the moderate Kadima and more bellicose Likud political parties would benefit talks seeking an overall Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.”
“Schmitt contends that scientists ‘are being intimidated’ if they disagree with the idea that burning fossil fuels has increased carbon dioxide levels, temperatures and sea levels.”
Javier Solana and the Western European Union’s takeover of the EU military. Other analysts are finally catching up to what Herb documented back in 2003 in his book Recommendation 666.
“After eight years of the closest possible relations, the United States and Israel may be headed for a period of increased strain, particularly as it appears likely that whatever Israeli government emerges from last week’s election will be more hawkish than its predecessor.”
The EU’s foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, goes to the Mideast on Tuesday as Europeans fear Israel’s new government would drop ‘two-state solution.’
“Washington’s special envoy to the Mideast, tasked with jump-starting flagging peace talks, will huddle Thursday with Binyamin Netanyahu, a vocal opponent of the negotiations, for the first time since he was designated to lead Israel’s next government.”
“EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana was touring the war-shattered Gaza Strip on Friday, his first such trip since the Islamist Hamas seized power in the Palestinian territory in June 2007.”
“President Barack Obama’s response to the crisis in Egypt is drawing fierce criticism in Israel, where many view the U.S. leader as a political naif whose pressure on a stalwart ally to hand over power is liable to backfire.”
“Sameh Shoukry says peace agreement has been beneficial to Egypt, will be upheld; opposition leader Ayman Nour reportedly disagrees.”