LEARNING THE TROIKA
By John and Carol Loeffler
June 9, 2002
World events seem to be pressing forward in a confusing whirl of exhilarating, roaring noise and babble, leaving the average onlooker just a tad confused as to its significance and with the impression that it’s all the product of randomly interacting political events with little direction or cohesion, headed either by intelligent statesmen or elected buffoons.
In reality, these troublesome questions only haunt those viewing world events through the filters of post-World War II and Cold War assumptions, rather than the new global paradigm in play, which is global governance. Onlookers who understand the new dialectical process driving world politics view world events as making perfect sense, because the endgame goals are understood from the start. Moreover, biblical prophecy gives us some clues as to how the endgame plays out, especially when it comes to Europe and Russia. It’s always nice to know where you’re going before you start, isn’t it?
Tea for Three
President Bush’s recent excursion to Europe and Russia seems to fit the whirling pattern. On the surface, it’s an effort to strengthen relations between two former adversaries, especially in the light of global terrorism and to smooth the ruffled feathers of Europeans, who can’t understand why Americans are so bellicose after having three of their buildings blown up.
First, Presidents Bush and Putin signed a US/Russian treaty to reduce nuclear weapons by two-thirds; next, Russia was granted a seat at the table with NATO, although not a membership (yet); and the European Union recognized Russia as a market economy, a first step toward World Trade Organization (WTO) membership. With all the warm huggies going on, what’s next, EU membership? Funny you should mention.
Welcome Comrade, uh Mr. President
In a speech following the recent summit in Italy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi declared that Russia should “gradually” become a member of the EU. Merging the economic and defense interests of individual countries has always been the first step toward greater political integration and now Russia is on a fast track toward this alignment with the EU. In addition to NATO and economic recognition, Russia was also admitted to the little known Group of Financial Intelligence Units Egmont, an international organization created to monitor financial intelligence -- the bank accounts and financial transactions of suspected criminals.
In reality, both Europe and Russia are operating on the same collective principle, which drove the former Soviet Union (we’ll cover this in depth in our next article). Both are seeking union in a new “geopole.” Europe’s vision of collective union is driven mainly by Germany and its partner France, being trailed by a reluct2ant Great Britain, which senses something is not well. The rest of the European counties are along for the ride.
Germany envisions a unified Europe reaching from the Atlantic and stopping at the Ural mountains. Russia’s vision extends the collective a bit further from the Atlantic to Vladivostok, dominated by the Russian model. The question is, whose vision will take the field when the day is done?
Out of sight to much of the western press, President Putin has been consolidating power, installing his cronies as heads of the various provinces and eliminating the opposition. His KGB days penchant for political assassination seems to be continuing but on a very quiet basis.
NATO Nonsense or Newsense?
With the Cold War behind us, Russia, Europe and the US are all now friends (cough) and thus the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would no longer seem to have any purpose, since it was originally designed to defend the West against Soviet Russian aggression. So why is everyone rushing to join an obsolete organization, instead of having a memorial service for it?
In the light Russia’s new relationship with NATO, President Putin said, “As for NATO expansion, one can take another, an entirely new look at this...if NATO takes on a different shade and is becoming a political organization...Of course we would reconsider our position with regard to such expansion if we were to feel involved in such processes.”
Clearly the new common enemy is terrorism – and it is real. But this enemy will prove difficult to identify and conquer, because the enemy is vague, and victory is uncertain and eradication may not be possible, short of a global police structure, which monitors everything everyone does. But such a scenario is exactly what global planners have been seeking for some time, and constitutes a hallmark of the new paradigm: endless open-end processes, with no clear end goals in sight and no method of determining success or failure. That means governments and their suborganizations have an ongoing purpose for existence, which is difficult to challenge. Bureaucracies love ambiguity.
One of the globalist goals has been an international police force. It could be we are seeing NATO being groomed for such a role, since it will have the backing of three of the four major powers on the planet: the US, Russia and the EU (not to mention the UN). China is the only country left out in the cold.
Through the Looking Glass
Making sense of these baffling changes is not always easy but can be accomplished if they are viewed as a three-dimensional chess game. On one plane rests national interests; the second contains globalist interests, and the third is biblical prophecy and the spiritual dimensions of everything that happens on planet Earth. There is interaction of events both along each plane and between the planes.
From the viewpoint of national interests, Russia is cozying up to Europe and China, too, for that matter, in order to strengthen its own position in the world and shave the influence of the United States. Russian and Chinese leaders have repeatedly stated that their goal was to reduce American hegemony and create a “multipolar world.” But relations with China and Russia have never been stable, so Russia is shoring up its position on all fronts; i.e. economically, militarily, and politically, by joining hands with Europe as well as with China.
Ever since the 1950s and 1960s, global planners have quietly stated that the nations of the world could never be at peace without some form of globalization. The only way to achieve this was to create or maximize global crises, keeping the world constantly on edge.. Since then the world has been subjected to a bombardment of ongoing wars, skirmishes and problems, some real, some contrived. There has been threat of nuclear war, global freezing, over-population, then global warming, pollution, endangered species, rising oceans, now underpopulation, and finally -- best of all -- terrorism, an enemy that is hard to identify, undeniably terrible and always threatening. Forgotten is the fact that as one crisis proved to be a non-crisis, no mea culpa was uttered by the globalists but rather the public was hurried on on to the next crisis du jour.
From a globalist perspective, the creation of multinational unions like the EU, the newly conceived African Union, and NAFTA (North American Free Trade Association -- soon to be enlarged to include the entire western hemisphere), are important steps toward a one-world economy and world government. Canadians, Mexicans and US citizens are unaware that their borders are slated for abolition as they are merged into another geopole. The nation states can be brought into cooperation with each other, the closer the globalists are to achieving their goals.
Media commentators generally view world events from the nationalistic viewpoint, seeing the give and take in terms of which nation benefits from which agreement. Russia has gained tremendous economic and political advantage from its new relationship with Europe. For its part Europe will gain a favorable advantage in the area of natural gas and oil purchases from Russia, upon which it has become heavily dependent. It is not yet clear what the US will gain by the recent nuclear weapons limitation treaty with Russia and allowing Russia to edge closer to the EU. Rest assured that Bush obtained some as yet undisclosed concession from Putin. That is how the game is played. Watch to see what surfaces.
Globalists think that through the use of the dialectic process of pitting extreme positions against each other in order to achieve a predetermined compromise will bring about their “new world order,” which everyone seems to be talking about again but no one ever dares publicly define. Indeed, much of what happens on the national level is manipulated to achieve this desired consensus.
Globalism and Prophecy
Watching this new scenario play out in the years to come will be interesting. Scripture has always predicted a universal geopolitical and economic government in the end times along with certain key players. However, how the players enter onto the stage and how they develop and interact has always been a subject of speculation. We may not have to speculate much longer.
John & Carol Loeffler are veteran broadcasters and journalists. John hosts the weekly news program, Steel on Steel, which can be heard at www.steelonsteel.com or on the Information Radio Network at www.inforadionet.com. Carol Loeffler produces the program.
 Castle, Stephen. “Bush Seemed Rather Bewildered. And This Time He Wasn’t Alone,” Independent.co.uk, May 29, 2002.
 “Russia Admitted to the International Group of Financial Intelligence Units Egmont,” Russian Information Agency Novosti, June 6, 2002.
 Geopole: authors’ term. A geological, political, economic region of the world.
 Story, Chris. “The European Union Collective, Enemy of its Member States.” 2002, Edward Harle Publishers, London & New York. www.edwardharle.com.
 Interview with Chis Story on the Steel on Steel Radio Program,
 “Russia Closes Ranks with EU,” BBC News, October 3, 2001.
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