Monday, 3 June 2013

UK forces EU to lift embargo on Syria rebel arms

English: Brasilia - The president of the Syria...
The president of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar Al-Assad during a visit to Congress Português do Brasil: Brasília (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Europe's sanctions regime against Syria was plunged into uncertainty after Britain, backed by France, forced a lifting of the EU arms embargo on what it identifies as the moderate opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. Britain claimed victory in a long day of acrimonious negotiations, winning an easing of the arms embargo. The vast majority of EU states opposed the shift, but assented in order to preserve a semblance of unified policy. A meeting of EU foreign ministers descended into recrimination with a vast majority against lifting the arms embargo, but William Hague, the UK foreign secretary, blocked a compromise deal. Hague sounded satisfied, however, although others said 25 of 27 EU governments opposed the Anglo-French policy. "EU nations agreed to bring the arms embargo on the Syrian opposition to an end. This was the outcome that the United Kingdom wanted," Hague said.


As usual Europe was divided over this decision. Europe is hardly ever united. There are of course 27 governments all with their own agendas so it is hardly surprising. The Bible speaks of Europe in this way in Daniel 2 v 41. However what is interesting in this decision is how Britain pretty much stood alone in pushing through the lifting of the embargo of arming the Syria rebels. France was the only other nation backing the UK.

Britain is increasingly at odds with the rest of Europe. It has a different agenda. When it comes to Syria Britain’s imperial instincts kick in and it believes that more arms given to the rebels will help overthrow Assad. Britain is Bible prophecy’s king of the south. It is pushing into the territory of the ancient king of the north (Syria.) America is also part of the king of the south and it has begun talking of a no fly zone over Syria. All this is “pushing” the ancient king of the north (Syria) and the new king of the north (Russia)

Andy Walton

And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
Daniel 11:40
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