|Former Soviet dissident warns of EU dictatorship|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 28 June 2007 10:17|
|Vladimir Bukovsky, a former dissident of the Soviet Union, has warned that the EU is fast becoming a federal dictatorship, and that it must be destroyed before it is too late. He made the comments during a speaking engagement at Brussels last week, at a Polish restaurant opposite the European Parliament. After the collapse of the USSR, Bukovsky was able to gain access to classified information on the communist bloc. He copied many of these documents using a handheld scanner, and smuggled them out of the Soviet Politburo and Central Committee archives. He believes these documents confirm that the European Union project is destined to become a federal superstate, through the abolishment of nation states and the establishment of a new socialist superstate in their place. |
Quote: "In January of 1989, for example, a delegation of the Trilateral Commission came to see Gorbachev. It included [former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro] Nakasone, [former French President Valéry] Giscard d’Estaing, [American banker David] Rockefeller and [former US Secretary of State Henry] Kissinger. They had a very nice conversation where they tried to explain to Gorbachev that Soviet Russia had to integrate into the financial institutions of the world, such as Gatt, the IMF and the World Bank. In the middle of it Giscard d’Estaing suddenly takes the floor and says: "Mr President, I cannot tell you exactly when it will happen - probably within 15 years - but Europe is going to be a federal state and you have to prepare yourself for that. You have to work out with us, and the European leaders, how you would react to that, how would you allow the other East European countries to interact with it or how to become a part of it, you have to be prepared."
As Vladimir Bukovsky states, Giscard d'Estaing reportedly made these comments well before the Maastricht Treaty was written. Maastricht brought about the creation of the European Union by linking the political and monetary systems of Europe. Former French President and freemason, Giscard d'Estaing, also ended up becoming the very person that authored the EU Constitution. Bukovsky believes the institutions that exist within the European Union are a mirror image of those of the former Soviet Union's. He points to the European Commission fulfilling the same job of the Soviet Politburo, the European Parliament's function is the same as that of the Supreme Soviet, and the massive amount of European regulations remind him of Gosplan, which regulated the Soviet economy. Bukovsky also expressed his concern over increasing European controls, with the Commission pressing state governments to pass laws on hate speech and legalize homosexuality. To sum it all up Bukovsky believes Europe is heading for a collapse, just as the Soviet Union did over a decade ago.
The Bible states that there will be a total of seven world empires that will rule over the nation of Israel. According to Daniel's prophecy they are Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome and a Revived Roman Empire. All of these empires ruled over the nation of Israel. It is extremely interesting, that what we know now as the European Union, and the Jewish state, were both formed in 1948. On the March 17th 1948, the Treaty of Brussels was signed establishing the Western European Union. On May 14th 1948, Israel became a nation. In the Bible, world empires are viewed by men as objects of worship (Nebuchadnezzar's image - Daniel 2:32-33, Babylon the Great - Revelation 18), while spiritually God sees them as evil beasts that devour the earth (Daniel 7:7, Revelation 17). Daniel states that this last great empire, the Revived Roman Empire (or European Union) will devour the whole earth (Daniel 7:23). I believe Bukovsky is wrong, for I do not believe we will be able to destroy the European Union. For the prophecy of Daniel also states that this empire is to last up until the return of Christ to the earth. For Daniel says that "in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom". Praise God, that as we are now seeing the emergence of the European Union on the world stage, that means the establishment of God's kingdom upon earth must be near.