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A DIGEST OF SIGNIFICANT WORLD NEWS FROM THE PHILADELPHIA TRUMPET STAFF FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 5-11, 2011

Protests in Lisbon, Paris,
Athens and elsewhere
show that Europes lost
generation has nally
found its voice.
Public money that was
supposed to be spent
on countering Islamic
extremism has gone to
actually promoting
Islamic extremism.
The European taskmaster
has cracked the whip.
Meet the Canadian
parents who think
they are raising a
genderless child.
They cant quadruple
the debt again. They
cannot print that
much more money.
Its gonna be worse the
next time around.
T
he pope offcially backed Croatias
bid to enter the European Union
on Saturday. The announcement,
which he made while en route to the
Croatian capital city of Zagreb, high-
lights a disturbing Vatican history.
Speaking to reporters, Pope Benedict
xvi said: I think it is logical, just and
necessary that [Croatia] enters.
Croatia is a nation at the heart of
Europe, its history and its culture, he
continued. From its earliest days, your nation has formed
part of Europe, and has contributed, in its unique way,
to the spiritual and moral values that for centuries have
shaped the daily lives and the personal and national iden-
tity of Europes sons and daughters.
The pope then went on to give Croatia a mission. He told
the nation of 89 percent Catholics to reverse the tide of sec-
ularism washing across the continent. It seems to me that
this aspect could be the very mission of this nation that
joins now: to renew a unity within diversity. The European
identity is an identity, precisely because of the richness of
the different cultures which converge in the Christian faith
and in the great Christian values, he said.
Reinvigorating Europes Christian identity will require a
convinced witness and active dynamism aimed at promot-
ing the fundamental moral values that underpin social
living and the identity of the old continent, he said.
But the popes enthusiastic support of Croatia belies
some disturbing recent history between the Vatican and
the breakaway republic. This history is extremely impor-
tant because it clearly illustrates who is dominating Europe
and why it will not lead to peace.
In 1991, Germany recognized the Yugoslav breakaway
states of Croatia and Slovenia. Almost immediately, the
Vatican likewise recognized these states. Germany and the
Vatican did this despite the stated opposition of the United
States, Britain, France, most of Europe and the United
Nationsand knowing full well that it would mean the
outbreak of a full-scale civil war and the disintegration of
the nation of Yugoslavia.
Germany and the Vatican were opposed by virtually the
whole worldyet they went ahead and ignited a civil war.
Why would they do such a thing? It all goes back to World
War ii.
The New York Times reported on these events in 1991
with these words: Germany has stirred troubling his-
torical associations . Nazi Germany dominated the two
Yugoslav regions during World War ii, absorbing Slovenia
into the Third Reich and creating a puppet regime in croatia
(Dec. 16, 1991; emphasis mine throughout).
A December 8 New York Times article from the same
year, titled U.S. Is at Odds With German Backing for
Slovenia and Croatia, explained Germanys historical ties
with the Yugoslav breakaway republics: Germany has
long historical ties, both glorious and shameful, to Slovenia
and Croatia. Slovenia was part of the Austro-Hungarian
empire, and many people there still identify with the
German-speaking world. There has also been German
infuence in Croatia, and during World War ii, croatia was
ruled by a pro-nazi regime.
This aspect of Croatian history, and the fact that the
tudjman government has refused to disassociate itself from
the croatian fascists who ruled the republic in the 1940s,
has made European leaders unwilling to move quickly
toward recognition. German public opinion is strongly pro-
Croatian and anti-Serbian.
As was the case with Germany, the Vatican too was
deeply involved with the Nazi regimes in these regions.
As Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry brought out in
1999, Franjo Tudjman, Croatias president at the time of its
breakaway from Yugoslavia, was a Nazi sympathizer who
refused to disassociate himself from the Croatian Nazis
of Hitlers day. This is a man who has written apologetics
for concentration camps and forced extermination. He has
publicly stated that his country was right for supporting
Hitler. Yet Germany and the Vatican, and eventually the
U.S., went on to support him.
Isnt it also disturbing that a Croatian leader who will
not disassociate himself from the croatian fascists or nazis
of the 1940s can be a respected leader in a Roman Catholic
country? asked Mr. Flurry. If these people are good Ro-
man Catholics, how can they still be fascists? Shouldnt this
strike us as rather alarming?
If people truly understood historyespecially German
historythey would be alarmed at what has happened to
the former Yugoslavia. In that 1999 article, Mr. Flurry con-
tinued: How quickly the world has forgotten that Germany
has historically considered it a primary duty to protect the
Roman Catholic Church! During the various reigns of the
Holy Roman Empire, they have felt it was their duty to en-
see RISING BEAST page 10
ROBERT MORLEY
COLUMNIST
the pope, croatia and the rising Beast
Middle east
T
he markets were shocked on Wednesday as the Organization of Pe-
troleum Exporting Countries announced it would not increase oil
production. Oil prices spiked 2 percent on the news. With Libya in
turmoil, most traders had expected opec to boost supply to make up the
difference. But, according to Dow Jones Newswires, Iran, Iraq, Venezu-
ela, Algeria, Angola and Libya all voted against increasing supplies. Op-
posing the Iran-led bloc were Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,
Qatar, Kuwait, Nigeria and Ecuador. Reports suggest the opec meeting
was perhaps the most divisive in recent history. The split opec vote is in
fact characteristic of the whole Middle East region right now. Increas-
ingly, the Middle East is dividing into two opposing camps: one led by
Iran and another led by Saudi Arabia.
In Syria, thousands of residents fed the northern city of Jisr ash-
Shughur this week in anticipation of a massive military offensive in
retaliation to clashes there on Monday that reportedly killed 120 security
personnel. Islamist insurgents repelled government forces in an opera-
tion that was better organized than previous opposition efforts. While the
widespread discontent in Syria is unlikely to go away anytime soon, for
the moment the Assad regime appears to still have a frm grip on power,
enjoying the strong support of the military offcer corps, mostly Alawi-
tes and Christians who fear an Islamist regime coming to power. Some
analysts do see change on the horizon though. This looks like the tipping
point, says Barry Rubin, author of The Truth About Syria. Concessions so
far, such as the release last week of hundreds of political prisoners from
jails, have failed to blunt the effect of the protests. Rubin says the impasse
may result in the regime staying but Assad leaving. There are two parts
to this regime, he said, the man himself and his immediate family, and
the larger regime, including its military support. Prof. Mordechai Kedar,
a professor of security affairs at Israels Bar Ilan University, recently wrote
that it was possible a coup could be carried out by someone high in the
ranks of the army or the intelligence agency. Professor Kedar explained
that such a person would conduct a hasty trial and treat [the Assad fam-
ily] as the public expects them to be treated, in order to attain calm. He
will announce constitutional changes and economic reforms and schedule
elections for several months later. This is certainly a possibilityand
could open the door for some serious foreign-policy changes in Syria.
Biblical prophecy indicates that at some point in the near future Syria will
ally with the more moderate Arab states and part ways with Iran.
Turkeys ruling Justice and Development Party (akp) is on track to
win a decisive victory in the countrys general election on Sunday. What
is of particular concern to Israel is that the Islamist-leaning akp may
even win the two-thirds majority needed to draft a new constitution,
altering the nations future direction. The current constitution was
written by the military and is staunchly secular. Although Israel is
keeping diplomatically quiet, Courcys Intelligence Brief reports, be-
hind the scenes it is alarmed by the prospect of a landslide akp victory.
Relations between Turkey and Israel have remained strained since the
fotilla raid incident last year, and recent campaign rhetoric confrms
Ankaras hostility toward the Jewish state. Foreign Minister Ahmet
Davutoglu, for example, told voters on June 5: There cannot be peace
in the Middle East if Israel is seen as a privileged country that is above
international law. Israel needs to accept being subject to international
law as an ordinary nation-state. Biblical prophecy reveals that Turkeys
hostility toward Israel will in the future result in deadly betrayal.
Even as the United States and Britain push for reconciliation with
the Taliban in order to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan, op-
position to this idea is growing among Afghans themselves. Guardian.
co.uk reported last week that the U.S. and Britain are pushing for the
United Nations to lift sanctions this month against 18 former senior
Taliban fgures in order to pave the way for peace talks. The thinking is
THE TRUMPET WEEKLY June 11, 2011 2
even as Washington struggles to come to
terms with the Arab Spring, the Middle
East is imperceptibly moving to a post-
American era. Both allies and adversaries
in the region are growing largely indifferent
to Americas prohibitions. And as the Mid-
dle Easts shifts become more pronounced,
it will become ever more diffcult for the
United States to pursue traditional security
concerns such as disarming Iran or rein-
vigorating the Arab-Israeli peace process.
Lets take a tour of the region: On the
surface, there is nothing particularly novel
about Iranian or Syrian hostility to the
United States. In any case, given the
changes in the region, both of these states
are now essentially beyond Americas dip-
lomatic outreach. The clerical rulers of Iran,
sensing an opportunity to project power in
an unsettled region, will not allow them-
selves to be seen as conceding to American
mandates. In Damascus, Bashar al-Assads
brutal repression of his citizens has simply
put him beyond the pale.
For nearly 60 years, Saudi Arabia predi-
cated its security on its American patron.
The pledges of solidarity always concealed
an incongruous relationship between a
liberal democracy and a traditional mon-
archy. Today Riyadh is not just ques-
tioning the utility of its American alliance,
but is moving beyond it. As the Saudi state
rethinks its security, it is likely to conclude
that it has to rely on its own resources as
well as alliances with like-minded states
rather than a United States that it increas-
ingly views as unreliable.
The Palestinian Authoritys decision to
seek statehood at the United Nations has
drawn much consternation in Washington.
The notion that American-led dialogue
can relieve their burden has a diminishing
audience among the Palestinians.
Nor is America likely to fnd much solace
among emerging democracies such as Iraq
and Egypt. [T]he post-Tahrir Egypt is
already defying the United States by forging
diplomatic ties with Iran. The Egyptian hos-
tility toward Iran was an indulgence of Presi-
dent Hosni Mubarak; the emerging Egyptian
government sees little reason to sustain the
fallen despots enmity toward a regime that
enjoys popular acclaim on the Arab street.
The trend away from American domi-
nance predated the Obama administration,
and its ramifcations are likely to unfold
long after it leaves offce.
a post-american
day dawns in the
Mideast

NEW YORK TIMES, RAY TAKEYH | June 8
THE TRUMPET WEEKLY June 11, 2011 3
that this would send a clear signal to Taliban insurgents that they can
be reintegrated into Afghan society if they lay down their arms. Many
of the locals, however, see this for the bad idea it is. Opponents of the
Taliban, including politicians and the media, are arguing against peace
talks by citing recent assassinations of key fgures from the anti-Taliban
Northern Alliance. Most recently, the police commander of northern
Afghanistan, Gen. Mohammad Daud Daud, was assassinated on May
28 in what is thought to have been a Taliban suicide attack. Other
high-profle fgures from the Northern Alliance who have been killed
include several police chiefs and the governor of Kunduz province. In
response to these killings, the independent secular daily Hasht-e Sobh
wrote, The recent developments in the country showed that begging
for peace can only empower the enemy and increase its patience. There
have also been protests at universities in Kabul and two northern cities
against peace talks with the Taliban. These Afghans are the ones who
are going to have to live with an empowered Talibanand they see the
danger of accommodation with the Islamist group.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR | June 8
MB offcially enters
egyptian politics
A
fter being offcially banned from politics for decades, Egypts
Muslim Brotherhood is charging into the political fray under its
offcial banner, looking to become a major player in the post-
revolution government.
Egypts interim government this week offcially recognized the
groups new political party, the Freedom and Justice Party, clearing
it to participate in September parliamentary elections. The party has
pledged to contest about half the seats, leading to predictions that the
Brotherhood will be a dominant force in the new political landscape.
ASSOCIATED PRESS | June 8
iran to triple nuke output
I
ran will soon install more advanced centrifuges at its new uranium
enrichment site, the countrys nuclear chief said Wednesday, un-
derscoring Tehrans continued defance in the face of international
sanctions imposed over its controversial nuclear program.
Vice President Fereidoun Abbasi also announced that Iran plans to
triple its output of the higher enriched uranium in 2011 and move the
entire program to the new, secretly built facility.
The uranium enrichment lies at the heart of Irans dispute with
the West, which is concerned that the activity masks efforts to make
nuclear weaponsa charge Tehran denies, insisting the work is peace-
ful and only meant to generate electricity.
Abbasi, who also heads Irans nuclear agency, said that Tehran would
set up the more effcient centrifuges, suitable for higher-grade uranium
enrichment, at the Fordo site near the holy city of Qom in central Iran.
Built next to a military complex to protect it in case of an attack, Fordo
was long kept secret and was only acknowledged by Iran after it was
identifed by Western intelligence agencies in September 2009.
At the time, the labs were still under construction inside former
ammunition depots carved into a mountainside. The area is heavily
protected by the powerful Revolutionary Guard.
i warned about
this Years ago
ministers have fnally admitted what I revealed
in my book, Londonistan, back in 2006 and
have written many times since thenthat, in-
credible as it may seem, hundreds of thousands
of pounds of public money that was supposed
to be spent on countering Islamic extremism
has gone to groups or individuals actually pro-
moting Islamic extremism.
Paralyzed by political correctness, the previ-
ous Labor government, the intelligence agen-
cies, police, universities and other institutions
decided to try to promote moderate Muslim
groups to tackle the extremists. As a result of
refusing to listen to the many warnings that
such a policy would not work because of doubts
about how moderate these groups actually
were, they got it terribly wrong.
Here are just a few of the extremist Islamist
groups the government has been funding: The
Muslim Council of Britain (mcb) and related
groups were handed 550,985 . In March
2009 the government suspended links with the
mcb and demanded one of its leaders should
be sacked for allegedly supporting violence
against Israel.
The Cordoba Foundation, an independent
research organization which advises leading
Muslim groups and which was founded by Anas
al-Tikriti. The group, which David Cameron
once described as a front for the extremist Mus-
lim Brotherhood, was given 38,000.
The Islamic Foundation, described by the
bbcs Panorama as an infuential outpost of
militant Islamist ideology, campaigns for
Pakistan to become an Islamic state governed
by sharia holy law. Panorama claimed the
foundation promoted fundamentalist materials.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Is-
lamophobia used a body called iEngage as the
groups secretariat. iEngage is an organization
of Islamist sympathizers which has repeatedly
defended extremists. It called on the govern-
ment to revoke a ban on a hard-line foreign
preacher who has said that every Muslim
should be a terrorist.
Government money was given to Birming-
hams Green Lane and Central mosques. They
featured in an undercover Channel 4 Dis-
patches program in which imams were re-
corded making infammatory comments. One
preacher, Abu Usamah, called for gay people to
be executed .
Over four years the Met Police gave 26,500
sponsorship to the annual Muslim gathering,
Global Peace and Unity. But one of the events
main speakers had suggested the Queens deci-
sion to award a knighthood to Salman Rushdie
was enough to justify suicide bombings by
Muslims.

SPECTATOR, MELANIE PHILLIPS | June 8
Despite four rounds of UN sanctions over its refusal to halt the enrich-
ment, Iran has threatened to expand the program tenfold and produce
new centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster than the old ones.
This has added to the international concerns because these centrifuges
would allow Tehran to accelerate the pace of its program and potentially
enable Iran to amass more nuclear material in a shorter time that could
be turned into the fssile core of missiles, should it choose to do so.
europe
T
ens of thousands of Spanish youth have taken to the streets in pro-
test as the jobless rate soars to more than 45 percent for 16-to-24-
year-oldsthe highest in the European Union. In the space of the
past few weeks, the central square in Madrid has become the epicenter
of a new movement of those who call themselves the indignadosthe
angry ones. Even the youth who have jobs in Spain are often caught in
a system of poorly paid, temporary contracts. Polls show that half of
Spanish 30-year-olds are living with their parents. The crisis shaking
the eurozone has forced numerous young Spaniards to live much below
their aspirations. This situation is now transforming a generation once
thought of as apathetic into a group of political activists. Suddenly
people are talking about politics everywhere, said Mara Luz Morn, a
sociologist at the Complutense University of Madrid. These two ingre-
dients of mass unemployment and dissatisfaction with the political sys-
tem present eurozone nations with the risk of political extremism. As
austerity measures kick in and the eurozone debt crisis begins to really
bite voters, extreme political parties are becoming mainstream, warns
Dylan Grice, a strategist at Socit Gnrale in Paris. Many moderate,
law-abiding and overall tolerant citizens of more than one EU nation
have recently voted for parties with an extremist past, militant rhetoric
and a dubious political agenda. In France, Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of
the National Front, is polling ahead of both President Nicolas Sarkozy
and any likely Socialist challenger for the presidential election in 2012.
In Germany, genuine fears exist concerning the possible emergence of
a nationalist party pushing to restore the deutsche mark. The growing
discontent over the euro crisis could well be a catalyst that leads to the
ascension of a second Adolf Hitler or a new Charlemagne in Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has not given any speeches about
the crisis in Libya. Neither has she admitted that the recent breach at
Japans Fukushima nuclear power plant was unsettling to Germans. In
recent months, she actually has not offered much frm commentary on
any of the scores of troubling developments playing out on the world
stage. And the German press is taking note. On June 2, Spiegel Online
published an article alerting its readers to the faintheartedness of Ger-
manys politicians. It wrote: Merkel, for her part, lacks the confdence
to take decisive action. She has been accused of timidity for years, but
at least she had convictions in the past. Today she no longer says what
she believes. Who has a clear vision anymorewho has courage in
German politics? Germanys rising dissatisfaction with its leaders is
something the Trumpet has long predicted. At its core, Spiegel Onlines
commentary represents the pleas of Germans for a strong German
leadera leader free of the fear, concern and lack of confdence that
encumbers Merkel and most of Germanys other politicians today.
European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet was awarded this
years Charlemagne Prize on June 2 for his role in stabilizing the euro-
zone. During his acceptance speech, Trichet outlined his dream for a
future EU Finance Ministry that possesses the power to veto the bud-
gets of debt-ridden eurozone countries, according to Spiegel Online. In
the short term, Europe needs a quantum leap in governance now, he
said. I have called, in the name of the Governing Council, on the Com-
What is happening in Europe is manifestly
undemocratic. The economic government
that dominates EMU will have been chosen by
no electorate and will be answerable to no
one! Trumpet, May 1998
THE TRUMPET WEEKLY June 11, 2011 4
new system of
european
Governance
the european taskmaster has cracked the whip.
However much austerity has been imposed by EU
member states, it is simply not enough. That is
the overriding message from the European Com-
mission that runs through its recommendations
for each of the 27 member states in the new, post-
crisis system of radically centralized oversight
and correction of national economic policies by
the EU known as the European Semester.
We are now implementing the new system
of European governance, commission chief
Jose Manuel Barroso said in the European Par-
liament in Strasbourg, heralding the unveiling
of 27 detailed national prescriptions, telling
member states what they are getting right and
wrong with their fscal policies and what they
must do to fx their economies.
From intervening in collective bargaining
to cut wages, to making it easier to fre work-
ers, to a shift away from progressive taxation,
through the new system, the EU hopes to ut-
terly transform its member-state economies to
be more competitive with the likes of the U.S.,
China and emerging economies.
Under the new, six-month system repeated
annually, the commission in January sketches
out a rough idea of what it expects national eco-
nomic policies to look like for the coming period,
a document that is then endorsed by the Euro-
pean Council, representing the member states.
All 27 states then submit their budgets and
broader economic plans to the commissionbe-
fore they are submitted to national parliaments
to see if they are suffciently rigorous. Then in
June, in the current and penultimate step in the
process, the commission gives its appraisal of
these plans, setting out what must be corrected,
a series of recommendations that must also win
endorsement from the European Council.
Over the following 12 to 18 months, gov-
ernments must put in place all the changes
ordered by the Council-Commission duo. If
countries are in the eurozone, this oversight
is backed up by the imposition of stiff fnes for
delinquent governments up to a maximum of
0.5 percent of gdp.
In announcing its recommendations the
EU executive denied that it was replacing na-
tional parliaments.

EUROPEAN OBSERVER | June 9
mission, the Council and the European Parliament to be very ambitious
in reinforcing economic governance in the euro area. Trichet argued
that Europes economic diffculties mean the eurozone needs a common
authority that can override the elected governments of nations in eco-
nomic crisis. This would mean a huge loss of national sovereignty. But
in the long term, Trichet wants the EUs jurisdiction to go even further.
In this union of tomorrow, or of the day after tomorrow, would it be
too bold, in the economic feld, with a single market, a single currency
and a single central bank, to envisage a Ministry of Finance of the
Union? Trichet asked. This Finance Ministry wouldnt necessarily ad-
minister all the taxation and spending for the Union, he said. However,
it would oversee euro-nations fscal policies and represent the euro-
zone in international fnancial bodies. Europe is tiptoeing toward fscal
uniona common economic government. As the Trumpet has pointed
out for years, the euro was designed as a tool to force the nations of
Europe into fscal, monetary and political union.
The European Unions General Court ruled on June 7 that the Euro-
pean Parliament must release a report from 2008 that shows that meps
abused the system of allowances intended for parliamentary assistants.
The report comes shortly after the Times of London uncovered a scan-
dal where meps were willing to table amendments in return for cash.
Yet more corruption exposed in Brussels will not make it more popular
with ordinary voters.
Over 105,000 Christians are martyred every year, according to Ital-
ian sociologist Massimo Introvigne of the Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe. Introvigne made the statement at the Inter-
national Conference on Inter-religious dialogue between Christians,
Jews and Muslims, which concluded on June 3. Cardinal Pter Erdo
of Budapest, who was also attending the conference, stated that the
danger is for many Christian communities in the Middle East to die out
for emigration. He continued: Europe should be preparing for a new
wave of emigration, this time of Christians feeing persecution. The
conference was hosted by Hungary as the highlight of its presidency of
the EU. Watch for Europe to confront this persecution of Christians.
EU OBSERVER | June 8
Germany Fears Full-
Blown Bankruptcy in
eurozone
G
erman finance Minister Wolfgang Schuble believes Greek
bankruptcy is imminent, according to a leaked letter, and argues
that restructuring of the countrys debt is necessary. We are
standing before the real risk of the frst full-blown bankruptcy inside
the eurozone, Schuble said in a letter addressed to European Central
Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and leaked to the German press.
In the starkest language yet by a European offcial, the German
minister called for additional aid to be made available to Greece, adding
that private banks should participate in the cost of the Greek rescue.
EU offcials and member states are understood to be currently
working on a second bail-out agreement for Greece, in addition to the
110 billion pledged last year, with estimates suggesting the new aid
package could total 60 billion.
The ecb is strongly opposed to a restructuring of Greek debt however,
partially because the bank has bought large quantities of Greek bonds
over the past year in order to stabilize markets. ecg executive board
member Lorenzo Bini Smaghi on Monday said Greece had marketable
THE TRUMPET WEEKLY June 11, 2011 5
the rage of the
indignants
for weeks, hundreds of young people have
been camping out in central Madrid. And
others across Europe have now begun fol-
lowing their example. Protests in Lisbon,
Paris, Athens and elsewhere show that
Europes lost generation has fnally found
its voice.
Any real revolution in Paris has to
include the storming of the Bastille. Which
explains why 200 young demonstrators are
sitting in the shade of the trees at Place de
la Bastille on this Thursday evening, won-
dering how to go about staging such a revo-
lution. Their numbers had already swelled
to more than 2,000 by the Sunday before,
when they had occupied the entrance to the
Bastille Opera and half the square.
The protestors are trying to create a
movement to rival the protests in Madrid
and Lisbon. They want tens of thousands of
young people to march in the streets of Paris,
calling for dmocratie relle, or real de-
mocracy. They believe that there is also po-
tential for such large-scale protest in France,
with youth unemployment at more than 20
percent, precarious working conditions and
what feels like a constant state of crisis.
There is a feeling that unites young
people throughout Europe, namely the
belief that they will not be able to attain the
same level of prosperity as their parents
did. They feel that they have no future.
They are well-trained, and yet they are
not fnding any jobs. This feeling has been
smoldering for years, affecting the genera-
tion of crisis children, who grew up in a
world shaped by economic and other crises,
but who never took to the streets to fght for
their interests.
But a fundamental change is tak-
ing place. On March 12, 200,000 people
marched down the Avenida de Liberdade,
or Avenue of Freedom, in Lisbon. It was the
biggest demonstration in Portugal since the
1974 Carnation Revolution, a march of the
lost generation.
As in Cairo months ago, everything
began on Facebookwith an appeal that
Alexandre de Sousa Carvalho and some
of his former fellow students at the Uni-
versity of Coimbra posted. They called
upon the Gerao rasca (or generation
of junk), to join together in protest. We,
the unemployed, the underpaid and the
interns, are the best educated generation in
the countrys history, they wrote. We are
protesting so that those responsible for our
precarious situation quickly change this
untenable reality.

DER SPIEGEL | June 7
assets worth 300 bil-
lion, roughly equal to the
countrys debts, and was
therefore not bankrupt.
The battle between Ger-
many and the ecb is likely
to play out in the coming
days, with the current
leadership uncertainty at
the imf also a complicating
factor however.
TELEGRAPH | April 29
alarm over eU Great
Firewall proposal
B
roadband providers have voiced alarm over an EU proposal to
create a Great Firewall of Europe by blocking illicit web
material at the borders of the bloc. Anti-censorship campaigners
compared the plan to Chinas notorious system for controlling citizens
access to blogs, news websites and social networking services.
The proposal emerged from an obscure meeting of the Council of
the European Unions Law Enforcement Work Party (lewp), a forum for
cooperation on issues such as counterterrorism, customs and fraud.
The presidency of the lewp presented its intention to propose concrete
measures towards creating a single secure European cyberspace, ac-
cording to brief minutes of the meeting. The secure European cyber-
space would have a virtual Schengen border, it adds, referring to the
treaty that allows freedom of movement within the EU but imposes
controls on entry to the bloc.
There would also be virtual access points whereby the Internet
service providers would block illicit contents on the basis of the EU
black-list, the proposal says. The closed meeting was held in Febru-
ary, but the minutes have only gained attention this week after be-
ing published online. Malcolm Hutty, head of public affairs at linx, a
cooperative of British isps, said the plan appeared ill thought-out and
confused. They seem completely oblivious of the implications of
their daft plan: the imposition of Europe-wide censorship.
asia
A
surge in energy consumption last year bumped China ahead
of the United States, making it the worlds biggest consumer of
energy. According to a report published on Wednesday, for the
year of 2010, Chinas consumption accounted for 20.3 percent of global
demand compared to 19 percent consumed by the U.S. Global energy
consumption as a whole increased in 2010 at the fastest rate since 1973,
as developing nations rebounded from the global economic downturn.
By year-end, economic activity for the world as a whole exceeded pre-
crisis levels driven by the so-called developing world, said BP chief
economist Christof Ruehl. The overall increase was by 5.6 percent, with
consumption in the worlds richest countries rising by only 3.5 percent.
Chinas consumption grew by 11.2 percent, more than any other nation.
India was not far behind, with energy consumption growing by 9.2
percent, according to the survey. As Chinas consumption continues to
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Watch closely. Germany will use this crisis
toforceEurope to unite more tightly. In the
process, some eurozone countries will be
forced out of the union. When that happens, the
pundits will say European unication is dead,
that the European Union has failed.Dont listen
to them! Every country that leaves the EU puts
us one step closer to seeing the German-led
10-nation European superstate!
Gerald Flurry, Trumpet, February 2011
south africa
the Mouth speaks
they used to call him The
Mouth. Big, black, superbly
physically ft, the quintes-
sential athletebut a dud
at human relations. That
was Muhammad Ali, world
champion boxer of a bygone
era.
Julius Malema is big and
black, and though he lacks the athleticism
of Muhammad Ali, he sure does have a
mouth to match that which was once let
loose by the now aging ex-boxer.
This man, Malema, has done more to
undermine any prospect of advancement
in post-apartheid race relations in South
Africa than any single one of his political
compatriots.
He has gone out of his way to threaten
white farmers with words inciting black
youth to take over their farms at the end
of a gun. Arraigned before the courts
multiple times for his racist hate speech
designed to create tension between black
and white communities in South Af-
rica, the failure of the courts to obtain
a conviction is testimony to the corrup-
tion of the nations legal system. Charges
laid against him have included allegedly
deliberately inciting racial hatred against
whites, specifcally his singing in public
of the African National Congress (anc)
militant hymn, Kill the Boer.
Two weeks before the ancs youth wing
elective conference, Malema has pro-
voked those opposing him into a defen-
sive position with taunts, calling for the
anc youth to inject more militancy into
South Africas working class and stating
that the anc liberated white people from
apartheid (South African Press Associa-
tion, June 4).
The rainbow nation is today a far
cry from the status of general wealth and
relative internal security that it enjoyed at
its peak as a member of the British Com-
monwealth and Empire of a bygone era.
The great swelling words of the likes
of Julius Malema may yet move young
blacks to militancy in South Africa. If
it does, who will be to blame? Will it be
their former apartheid masters, or their
replacementsthose who replaced a
hated apartheid regime? Its beginning
to look like it will be those who took over
the government of a veritable jewel of a
country, promising so much in 1994, but
having given so little since taking politi-
cal offceexcept to themselves.

RON FRASER | COLUMNIST
grow, other nations, especially in Europe, will assume a more com-
bative stance in securing resources for themselves. When more than
one power aggressively pursues the worlds wealth with such ferocity,
intense competition results and eventually gives way to war.
An adviser to Chinas central bank said on Wednesday that Republican
lawmakers in the U.S. are playing with fre by considering a brief debt
default as a method of forcing Washington to decrease budgets. China is
the largest foreign creditor to the U.S., with over $1 trillion in Treasury
debt, and a growing number of U.S. Republicans view the notion of a
technical defaultbasically withholding interest payments to foreign
lenders for several daysas a way to strong arm policymakers into sub-
stantial spending cuts. But Li Daokui of the Peoples Bank of China said
such a default could destabilize the U.S. dollar and that Beijing should
discourage Washington from implementing the idea. The result will be
very serious and I really hope that they would stop playing with fre, Li
said. The U.S.s defcit is projected to reach $1.4 trillion this fscal year.
Last weekend, senior military offcials and defense ministers from
across the Asia-Pacifc region came together for the Asian Security
Summit, or Shangri-La Dialogue. On Thursday, the Moscow Times
noted that one interesting feature of this years summit was the in-
creasing visibility of Russia as a player in Asias security architecture.
In contrast to previous dialogues where Russia was barely mentioned,
this year Russias presence was noted by many regional players both
from Northeast Asia and increasingly from Southeast Asia as well.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivered the opening address at
the summit saying, I say to our friends from U.S., China, Russia, India
and beyond: We in asean share your values and your aspirations, and
we urge you to work with us. The Moscow Times continued, saying,
The Kremlins Asian endeavors are not opportunistic or temporary.
They represent a trend that is likely to persist.
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE | June 8
china aircraft carrier
A
top Chinese military offcial has confrmed that Beijing is build-
ing an aircraft carrier, marking the frst acknowledgement of
the ships existence from Chinas secretive armed forces. In an
exclusive interview published Tuesday, the Hong Kong Commercial
Daily quoted Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff of the Peoples
Liberation Army, as saying the 300-meter (990-foot) refurbished Soviet
carrier is being built, but it has not been completed.
The Hong Kong paper quoted anonymous sources as saying the car-
rier will be launched by the end of June at the earliest.
Qi Jianguo, assistant to the chief of the plas general staff, told the
newspaper All of the great nations in the world own aircraft carri-
ersthey are symbols of a great nation, he was quoted as saying.
latin aMerica
A
massive volcano has been erupting since last week in Chile. Sci-
entists warn that it is likely to keep spewing out ash for several
more days. Thousands have been evacuated from their homes as
ash covers homes, felds, rivers and lakes. Airplanes have been ground-
ed as far away as Argentina and farmers are struggling to keep their
dairy cattle herds healthy as up to 30 inches of ash covers their pas-
tures. This eruption is only the latest in a series of seismic disturbances
shaking the nations.
THE TRUMPET WEEKLY June 11, 2011 7
Lawlessness: the
spirit of the age
meet david stocker and
his wife, Kathy Witter-
ick, the Canadian parents
who think they are rais-
ing a genderless child. I
say think, because in reality
the gender of their baby is
readily observable, as obvi-
ous as the rays of sun that
beam through the window and announce the
arrival of each day. Nevertheless, David and
Kathy refuse to disclose, even to close friends,
the sex of 4-month-old Storm. Weve decided
not to share Storms sex for now, the couple
wrote in an e-mail, as a tribute to freedom
and choice in the place of limitation (em-
phasis mine).
By not revealing the gender of her baby,
Witterick writes, I am saying to the world,
Please can you just let Storm discover for
him/herself what s(he) wants to be?!
To this couple, natures laws determin-
ing gender are irrelevantthe sex of their
children is a matter of choice, not biology. To
most people, however, such a decision marks
the blatant rejection of a basic and obvious
law of nature. Since this story broke a few
weeks ago, a groundswell of anger and dispar-
agement has built toward David and Kathy.
This criticism, of course, has merit.
But consider. Isnt their decision to raise a
genderless child the product of our culture
of lawlessness? Their decision is an extreme
example of a mindset that most of human-
ityperhaps including yousubscribes to!
In our age, moral relativismthe belief that
deciding right from wrong is a matter of per-
sonal choiceprevails. There is no absolute
authority recognized in morality; no clear,
widely accepted standard of human conduct
and behavior. True freedom, we are told
continually, can only be achieved by unshack-
ling ourselves from traditional standards of
human behavior and living what is essentially
a lawless lifestyle.
Of course, there are laws thatlike the
physical features that tell us the sex of a new-
born babyreveal the truth. In many instanc-
es, Gods laws governing human conduct are
even manifest in the material creation. But
we ignore them.
The attempt to raise a genderless child is
shocking, and probably a little more extreme
than we are accustomed to seeing. From
Gods perspective, however, it is a heinous
though entirely unsurprising product of
the more pervasive scourge of lawless-
ness besieging humanity!

BRAD MACDONALD | COLUMNIST
anglo-aMerica
T
he united States
has once again
sided with
Argentina, along with
Venezuela, against the
UK over the Falkland
Islands. On June 7,
America signed on to
a draft declaration on
the question of the
Malvinas Islands that
calls for Britain to
negotiate with Argen-
tina over the sover-
eignty of the Falklands.
This comes as Argentina has been increasing its aggression against the
islands, and despite the fact there is nothing to negotiateArgentinas
claim to the islands is tenuous, to say the least, and its inhabitants would
all vastly prefer Britain to retain sovereignty. But it shows that despite
U.S. President Barack Obamas words of support during his recent visit to
Britain, the special relationship between the two countries is dead.
A new national poll released this week reveals that 48 percent of
Americans now believe that another Great Depression will occur within
the next 12 months. These fears are hurting President Obamas chances
in the next federal election. Another poll released this week shows that
the presidents approval rating recently dropped below 50 percent. As
more and more Americans wake up to the truth about their nations
economic future, expect political turmoil to ensue.
As the Obama administration addresses Americas economic woes,
saving money is clearly not part of the strategy. On Tuesday, in a
conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama pledged
U.S. support for Greece in an attempt to help EU leaders stabilize the
euro. A proposal for a second Greek bailout package worth $117-to-146
billion over three years is taking shape. If this second bailout package
is similar to the frst package, Americas fnancial contribution to the
Greek crisis will come in the form of an International Monetary Fund
loan. Given that the American fnancial crisis is just as bad as the Greek
fnancial crisis, however, the Obama administration really would do
well to frst get its own house in order.
INDEPENDENT | June 2
natural disasters sink
australian economy
T
he unprecedented fooding and storms that hit key exports such
as coal and iron ore caused Australias economy to shrink by 1.2
percent in the frst quarter of this year, compared with the last
quarter of 2010, government data showed yesterday.
While Australia was the only wealthy country to avoid recession
during the global economic crisis, the data points to a weak spot in an
economy heavily reliant on Chinese demand for raw materials such as
coal, Australias biggest export.
It was the largest quarterly contraction in gdp since 1991, when Aus-
tralia experienced its last recession. It is also the frst time that gdp has
fallen since the last quarter of 2008.
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staggering debt to
spark even worse
Financial crisis
staggering debts and loose monetary
policy is going to send the United States
into a fnancial crisis worse than the one
in 2008, says investor guru Jim Rogers.
The debts that are in this country are
skyrocketing, Rogers tells cnbc, adding,
In the last three years the government has
spent staggering amounts of money, and
the Federal Reserve is taking on stagger-
ing amounts of debt.
When the problems arise next time
what are they going to do? They cant
quadruple the debt again. They cannot
print that much more money. Its gonna be
worse the next time around.
Republicans and Democrats are debat-
ing lifting a $14.3 trillion debt ceiling in
order to avoid a government default, and
theyll likely come to an agreement but in
the long run, they must agree on draco-
nian tax and spending cuts says Rogers,
chief executive of Rogers Holdings. He
said Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Ber-
nankes tenure has been a disaster. He
said Bernanke has never been right about
anything since hes been in Washington.
I hope he doesnt come back with QE3
but thats all he knows. The only thing he
knows is to print money.
Rogers said he would love the world
price of silver and gold to come down so
he could buy more. He said he owns Chi-
nese stocks, currencies and commodities,
adding the Chinese yuan will be a safer
currency than the dollar. Rogers isnt the
only one worried about U.S. debts. Econo-
mist Martin Feldstein says the economy is
far worse than most people realize. The
policies of the Obama administration have
led to the weak condition of the American
economy, Feldstein writes in the Wall
Street Journal.
Ratings agencies are, too. Fitch Rat-
ings says it could downgrade U.S. debt if
lawmakers dont raise the debt ceiling in
August. Meanwhile, a cnn poll shows
48 percent of Americans feel the U.S.
economy is headed for an all-out depres-
sion within a year. The poll reminded
respondents that during the depression
in the 1930s, roughly one in four work-
ers were unemployed, banks failed, and
millions of Americans were homeless
or unable to feed their families, says
cnn polling director Keating Holland .
Thats not just economic pessimism
thats economic fatalism.

MONEY NEWS, FORREST JONES | June 9
President Obama greets German Chancellor
Merkel on the South Lawn of the White House.
TELEGRAPH | June 5
UK Farming in crisis as
drought Hits crop Yields
D
rought is a word that brings to mind the parched, cracked earth
of sub-Saharan Africa or scenes of biblical punishment for Isra-
elites who turned their backs on God. At the very least, it sounds
like something that happens in far-fung corners of the globe, not wet
and windy Britain, known for its verdant rolling hills and amber felds
of corn.
However, this week, an offcial state of drought is likely to be
declared in East Anglia, where only a ffth of the usual rainfall has
dropped on the regions thirsty plants. Scientists from the Environ-
ment Agency are currently assessing the evidence, based on rainfall,
river depth, ground water and forecasts. It now appears likely they will
decide the region has experienced prolonged and damaging dryness.
This might be good news for sun-lovers in Essex, Suffolk and Nor-
folk, but the worst dry stretch for a century is causing anxious times
for farmers in the strongly
agricultural region.
In patches of Britain,
especially the south and
east, some farmers are
looking at total destruction
of their crops. Meanwhile,
livestock and dairy farm-
ers may have to break into their winter silage stores or buy expensive
grain on the wholesale market to feed their animals, as pastures have
browned and struggled to grow in the dry conditions.
LIVESCIENCE | June 2
divorce plagues Kids
social, academic Lives
for Years
Y
oung kids whose parents divorce struggle with math, social skills
and emotions such as anxiety and depression for at least two years
after the split, a new study fnds. The research is the frst long-term
study to break down the effects of divorce by the pre-divorce, during-
divorce and post-divorce phases. Surprisingly, said study researcher
Hyun Sik Kim, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin,
Madison, parents pre-divorce marital problems didnt infuence their
kids social and school success. But once divorce proceedings began,
children fell behind and failed to catch up for at least two years.
Previous research has shown that divorce is tough on kids, with
one study showing the experience doubled a kids risk of stroke over a
lifetime, perhaps due to the effect of stress. But parental screaming and
fghting are bad for kids, too, so the question remains: Is divorce ever
good for kids?
Kim used data from a nationally representative long-term survey
following kids who entered kindergarten in 1998 until eighth grade. He
followed kids whose parents got divorced between their childs kin-
dergarten and third-grade years, fnding 142 kids of divorce compared
with 3,443 kids in intact homes. (Kids whose parents had been wid-
THE TRUMPET WEEKLY June 11, 2011 9
the economic powerhouse of the 20th century
emerged stronger from the Depression. But
faced with cultural decay, structural weak-
nesses and reliance on fnance, can the U.S. do
it again?
America clocked up a record last week. The
latest drop in house prices meant that the cost
of real estate has fallen by 33 percent since the
peakeven bigger than the 31 percent slide
seen when John Steinbeck was writing The
Grapes of Wrath.
Unemployment has not returned to Great
Depression levels but at 9.1 percent of the work-
force it is still at levels that will have nerves
jangling in the White House. The last president
to be reelected with unemployment above 7.2
percent was Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
The U.S. is a country with serious problems.
Getting on for one in six depend on government
food stamps to ensure they have enough to eat.
The budget, which was in surplus little more
than a decade ago, now has a defcit of Greek-
style proportions. There is policy paralysis in
Washington.
America in 2011 is Rome in a.d. 200 or
Britain on the eve of the First World War:
an empire at the zenith of its power but with
cracks beginning to show. The experience of
both Rome and Britain suggests that it is hard
to stop the rot once it has set in, so here are
a few of the warning signs of trouble ahead:
military overstretch, a widening gulf between
rich and poor, a hollowed-out economy, citizens
using debt to live beyond their means, and
once-effective policies no longer working. The
high levels of violent crime, epidemic of obesity,
addiction to pornography and excessive use of
energy may be telling us something: The U.S. is
in an advanced state of cultural decadence.
Empires decline for many different reasons
but certain factors recur. There is an initial
reluctance to admit that there is much to fret
about, and there is the arrival of a challenger
(or several challengers) to the settled inter-
national order. In Spains case, the rival was
Britain. In Britains case, it was America. In
Americas case, the threat comes from China.
Britains decline was extremely rapid after
1914. By 1945, the UK was a bit player in the
bipolar world dominated by the U.S. and the
Soviet Union, and sterlingthe heart of the
19th-century gold standardwas rapidly losing
its luster as a reserve currency.
There is a growing challenge from produc-
ers in other parts of the world. America must
rediscover the qualities that originally made it
great. That will not be easy.
decline and Fall
of the american
empire

GUARDIAN | June 6
Therefore will I return, and take away my corn
in the time thereof, and my wine in the season
thereof, and will recover my wool and my ax
given to cover her nakedness.
Hosea 2:9
force the churchs desiresgood and bad. That helps us to understand
why Germany will stand up against the European Community, the
United Nations, the United States, and the entire world!
There is something very dark and sinister stirring in Europe. What
is now happening in Croatia is only a small sample of what is about to
spread over the entire continent! This is the straw that is going to stir
the drink to unify all of Europe. It will not be long before Europe is
reunited as the Holy Roman Empire. It will be led very assertively by
Germany.
Two republics now have their independence because of Germany
and the pope. The whole world would have been against the indepen-
dence of these two republics had not germany and the pope spoken out in
support of them! That reveals a great deal about the power Germany has
today. But more importantly, it projects where germany and the vatican
are headed in the future!
Those who are watching Germany and the Vatican know that as a
result of the current economic crisis, Europe has become a virtual colony
of Germanya modern-day Holy Roman Empire. It may still offcially be
a secular organization, but if the Vatican has its way, it wont be for long.
Croatias entrance into the European Union would be the culmina-
tion of this German-Vatican plot. Germanys old World War ii ally is
about to enter the European Union. The EU will gain 4 million more
Roman Catholics. And Americas betrayed World War ii Serbian allies
will fnd themselves in a situation startlingly reminiscent of the 1940s.
owed or already divorced and remarried were excluded from the study.)
After controlling for factors such as socioeconomic status, teen
parenthood and parents marital satisfaction, Kim compared the kids of
stable and split households on measures including math and reading
tests, teacher ratings of social skills, and teacher ratings of behavioral
problems.
He found that kids of divorce began to struggle as soon as their
parents began divorce proceedings. Over the next two years, the kids
of divorce stayed behind other kids on math skills and social skills and
they began internalizing behavior problems, that is, behavior prob-
lems that manifest themselves by way of sadness, loneliness, anxiety
and depression, Kim found.
DAILY MAIL, UK | June 8
Food price rises
F
ood staples including pasta and bread have soared in price by 25
percent as food bills rise at their fastest for two years. The annual
rate of increase for all types of food hit 4.9 percent in May, driven
by a surge in the cost of commodity crops such as wheat and corn.
Droughts in many parts of Europeincluding the UKhave exacer-
bated the problem by hitting yields of many food crops say the Brit-
ish Retail Consortium. Wheat prices are up by 72 percent in a year,
pushing up the cost of supermarket own-label pasta and baguettes by
25 percent and more. Corn is up by 112 percent in a year, increasing the
cost of cooking oil, processed food and snacks. Coffee is up by 57 per-
cent, sugar by 51 percent, beef by 16 percent and pork by 15 percent.
And animal feed is also more expensive, which has a knock-on effect
on the price of meat, dairy products and eggs. brc director general Ste-
phen Robertson said: Recent volatility in the cost of key commodities,
linked to dry weather and global demand, is now working through to
the shop price of some food.
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RISING BEAST from page 1
a nation without
natural affection
last monday, 52-year-old Raymond Zack
walked into San Francisco Bay in order
to commit suicide. And San Franciscans
watched it happenfor an hour. And did
nothing.
When frefghters arrived, they refused to
acteven later as the man began to drown.
The Coast Guard did nothing because the
water was too shallow for its boat. Reporters
did nothing because they were too busy get-
ting the story. Hikers, dog walkers, cyclists-
turned-spectators did nothing. The police
did nothing because it wasnt their jurisdic-
tion. Other bystanders did nothing because
the police wouldnt let them.
According to San Francisco Fire Chief
Mike DOrazi, his frefghters did not inter-
vene because budget cuts had deprived his
crew of the proper training and cold-water
gear. They were handcuffed by policy he
said. Without the proper certifcations,
intervention could have opened up the city
to lawsuits.
Didnt have the proper training? When
Zack was in water shallow enough for him to
stand in? Lacking cold-water gear? Really?
In California at the end of May? Raymond
Zack was in the water for an hour before he
died. How cold could the water have been?
And no one even went out to him to talk to
him.
What a reprehensible story.
It is a sad reality, but had a dog been
drowning instead of a human being that day
in San Francisco, someone would have done
something.
Raymond Zacks death is not about insuf-
fcient training or a city saving money and
avoiding lawsuits. The death of Raymond
Zack is about a disturbing, shocking, repul-
sive lack of even natural compassion for
human life. It is a condemning sign of how
morally bankrupt we have become.
No one cared enough to even try to save
him.
How can a nation lacking so much natu-
ral affection ever survive, let alone prosper?
People are steadily degenerating to the
point where they are becoming almost
totally void of natural affectionthe kind
of affection that even animals can show
toward each otherjust as the Apostle Paul
said (1 Timothy 3:3).
As Raymond Zack took his last look at
those people standing and watching on the
beach, one wonders if what he saw justi-
fed in his mind, his actions. Did he think:
This world is just as cold and horrible as I
thought it was?

ROBERT MORLEY | COLUMNIST