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UK Provokes Familiar EU Divides on Russia

UK vs EU on RussiaIs this a test of a Brexiting London’s ability to rally international support?

FT Michael Peel and Mehreen Khan in Brussels MARCH 15, 2018 16

The UK government has unequivocally blamed Russia for the deadly nerve agent attack on British soil that has left a spy and his daughter critically ill. But the more ambivalent reactions from Brussels and European capitals have flagged this crisis as an early test of a Brexiting London’s ability to rally international support.

Nato, the German government and Donald Tusk, European Council president, all cited Moscow’s alleged role in their early statements. By contrast, President Emmanuel Macron’s French administration and Federica Mogherini, the EU’s top diplomat, both condemned the attack — but didn’t echo the concerns about Russia.

The sanctions against Russia unveiled by UK prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday put the focus still more intensely on what supportive moves London’s traditional allies might make. The attack is due to be discussed at a foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday.

Mr Tusk has also invited Mrs May to put the incident on the agenda for the EU leaders’ summit later in the week. The early European reactions underscore some old divisions over how to deal with Russia. The bloc imposed a range of sanctions on Moscow over its 2014 annexation of Crimea, but some states, institutions and personalities would prefer a less confrontational approach. It is hard to see a unified flourish of tough new EU measures against Moscow next week.

The big counterfactual question is whether the atmosphere would be much different if Brexit wasn’t happening. At the very least, the UK’s rupture with Brussels provides one more reason for EU governments already nervous about confronting Russia to hold back. Britain is also in the tricky position of having to call in goodwill that has been in short supply during the often bad-tempered 12 months since Mrs May triggered the EU withdrawal process.

The first stage of London’s pitch in the European capital next week will be made by the combative Boris Johnson, foreign secretary and highest-profile Brexiter of all. Solidarity with Britain is not dead — and nor is a sense of shared European self-interests that transcend other arguments. But this macabre spy story has already begun to shine an uncomfortable light on the future relationship between the EU and its departing member state.

The writer of this article is right, what we are seeing here is indeed a growing divide between the EU and the UK and America over Russia.  Bible Prophecy teaches that the European Union will become more and more influenced by Russia, Iran is an ally of Russia. Together they will become what the Bible terms as the King of the North and they will increasingly fail to support Britain and Amercia in their efforts to keep Russia in check.  So we can expect to see a GROWING DIVIDE between the U.S.A and the European Union.  

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.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