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7th August, 2017

Military EU Developments

On the 20th of March 2017, 9 days before the Article 50 notice was given to the EU by the UK government, Theresa May  announced that Britain and Germany will form a defence pact immediately following that Article 50 notice (invocation)- on 7th October, 2016 about 3 months after the EU Referendum vote to Leave Michael Fallon (British Defence Secretary) met with Ursula Von Der Leyen at the German Embassy in London to firm up Britain's Defence Partnership with Germany. As part of the deal the Royal Navy's newest helicopter, the wildcat, will operate from a German warshipin the Mediterranean. (Mike Robinson (7th October, 2016)

How the Military Integration has Developed

To get an idea of how things have developed to this point, regarding military integration, we include a few highlights, with the most recent first:-

  • 4th of February 2016 - Germany and the Netherlands set up their military cooperation - German Naval Force Protection Battalion integrated into the Royal Netherlands Navy, integration of the 43rd Mechanised Brigade into the German 1st Armoured Brigade and also concluded agreements on joint air defence.

  • 2nd November, 2010 - David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy signed two defence treaties at 10 Downing Street.

  • 12th July, 2004 - Creation of the European Defence Agency

  • 16th December, 2002 - "Berlin plus" arrangement was signed enabling the use of NATO structures, mechanisms and assets to carry out European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) missions.

  • 4th of December 1998 - Tony Blair and Jacques Chirac signed the Saint-Malo Declaration to make the Franco-British axis - EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) - a primary move away from NATO by the EU member states.

  • In December, 1991 - Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) was created - the beginnings of the Common Defence Policy (ESDP/CSDP) - second pillar of the Maastrict Treaty (1992)

  • In June 1984, EU President Jacques Delors defines the 3 big ideas for European political integration - "Military Union", "Currency Union" and the "Abolition of the member states' vetoes".
  • In 1954 the “Treaty establishing the European Defence Community” was abandoned - rejected by the French Parliament

  • In 1950, French Prime Minister René Pleven proposed a plan for far-reaching defence integration, including the setting up of a European Army and the appointment of a European Minister of Defence. Two years later the European Coal and Steel Community signed the “Treaty establishing the European Defence Community”, envisaging a common European army with 40 divisions of 13.000 soldiers in a common uniform, a common budget, joint military procurement and common institutions. (In Defence of Europe EPSC Strategic Notes Issue 4, 15th  June, 2015 by Michel Barnier - Special Adviser on European Defence and Security Policy)

Although this does not completely represent the developments towards military integration within the EEC->EC->EU it does show an early attempt to form a military union (at least in 1952), a hiatus between 1954 and 1984, after which the French were, by this time well disposed to the full integration of the EU - Militarily and Economically. The Integration processes were more clearly defined in the Maastricht Treaty (1992), and the Blair-Chirac agreement established the move away from dependence of the EU upon NATO. In the early 2000's the EU agreed the use of NATO assets and infrastructure (Berlin Plus agreement), and in 2004 the European Defence Agency was formally created.

Under David Cameron military cooperation increased with the French under Nicholas Sarkozy - resulting in the signing of two Treaties in 2010 - and "true" military integration formerly took place between the Dutch and the Germans in 2016 - more astonishingly, 9 days before the invocation of Article 50 Theresa May announced that Britain and Germany would form a defence pact after the invocation of Article 50. So despite the EU Referendum vote to Leave the EU the British government which had always vetoed the idea of an EU armed force is set to be part of the integration of the EU armed forces - pledging British military assets.

Clearly the formation of the EU armed forces - which has been long desired by the EEC->EC->EU is now accelerating, under the pretext of "existential threats" - from Russia, the Middle East, terrorism and war, and not forgetting cyber attacks, nor the "Brexit" excuse - since NATO is better placed, in both the short and longer terms.

More worrying is the way in which the military integration is taking place, with a jigsaw of assets being integrated into other, existing structures - Dutch assets into the German Army (which also integrates Romanian military assets) and British assets into the French Navy etc. - this fundamentally removes the defence viability of the Dutch in favour of the Germans, and the British in favour of the French - an interdependency fraught will problems, which materially removes the ability of individual member states to defend themselves - a very dangerous step, and a de facto act of treason by the politicians of the member states, including ours.

To get around the problems of coordination the EU wants its own command an control system, in Brussels, without the need for member state oversight, or UN Mandate - worse still the EU wants control of the defence budgets of the member states as well as their military assets - military control of the EU - and they also want an upgrade of infrastructure within the EU to allow rapid deployment of EU military assets to any area of threat within the EU.

In summary, the EU wants to build an armed force, made up of the military assets, and funded by the military budgets of the member states, under the command of the German army - and backed by EU wide (R&D) at its beckon call. *This information, though, is just some of what is publicly available, whereas the EU always operates in "stealth" mode and integration is almost certainly very much more advanced. This military integration is also part of the removal of the identities of the individual member states - with EU armed forces operating under a single EU flag, badge and Oath of Allegiance, not to their own country, but to the EU and its elites - so our armed forces allegiance will be to Brussels (Berlin) not to the British people, who will effectively subsumed into the EU population mêlée, as planned for all the EU member state populations; with a deliberately introduced large migrant population - unless we manage to escape.

In reality, we believe that we are witnessing the emergence of a massive German military force, fabricated from, and supported by, the assets of the EU member states and funded by them - by decree from Berlin (via Brussels) - under the pretext that it is an EU armed force - with France playing a supporting role; meanwhile all the other member states will be left without a "pea shooter" between them - and unable to defend themselves in the event of civil unrest, maintaining and securing their borders or, in the event that the EU decides to impose its will upon any  member state.