Borrell Will Reject EU Top Job...Opening Door for Solana
Javier Solana has fulfilled many prophecies about the Antichrist. As a result, I argued back in January that the Solana-Antichrist theory would at last be vindicated if he became EU High Representative again. Nevertheless, his former colleague, Josep Borrell, was nominated for the position instead. Yet as it turns out, his appointment is far from certain, as he really does not want to be High Representative. If he declines, Spain would have little choice but to offer the position to Solana, who would then accept.
Josep Borrell, Foreign Minister of Spain
If you watch the main video on the homepage, I argue two main points. First, I argue that the European Union is the end-times Roman Empire predicted in the Bible. Second, I explain how former EU High Representative, Javier Solana, has fulfilled three very specific prophecies about the rise of the Antichrist, found in Daniel and Revelation. Finally, I argue that he is on track to fulfill yet another prophecy in Daniel.
I argue in detail on each of these prophecies in the articles below.
1) European Union is the Roman Empire
2) Javier Solana Is Top Antichrist Candidate
3) Javier Solana on Track to Fulfill Daniel 11:38
Furthermore, other programs exist which the Antichrist could use to fulfill even more Daniel and Revelation prophecies.
At the very least, you should be familiar with the main video to make sense of the rest of this article.
High Representative is Best Suited to Fulfill Three More Prophecies
To completely fulfill Daniel 11:38, Javier Solana must lead the EU’s new defense spending program. This has a large number of very “clean” 666 connections to it. Furthermore, he must be in charge of the 7 year contract with Israel (Daniel 9:27). Finally, he must be sovereignty over the armies of Europe. (Revelation 17:17; Daniel 11:36-45). As I have written elsewhere, the EU High Representative is best positioned to fulfill these three prophecies.
If Javier Solana makes a comeback, he could theoretically fulfill the above prophecies from a different EU position. While still possible, this doesn’t look likely at the moment. Other people seem to be tapped to hold the other Vice President positions. (1)
In that same article, I have also argued elsewhere that the High Representative is theologically the best option for him to make a comeback. As a result, we would expect this theory to be confirmed if Javier Solana became the next EU High Representative.
Josep Borrell’s Nomination
However, on July 2, 2019, the European Council nominated Solana’s former colleague, Josep Borrell, to be the next EU High Representative. (1)
This development was one of the possible outcomes anticipated by Spanish media for the last few months. Spain had been wanting to increase its role in the EU. (2) After all, it hadn’t had a person in a top job since Javier Solana. As a result, they expected that the current foreign minister, Josep Borrell, might be the next EU High Representative. (3)
Borrell is very similar to Javier Solana in many ways. The following characteristics apply to both of them.
In their 70’s
Former EU official
Former minister in the government of Felipe Gonzales
Critic of Trump
Critic of Israel
Warm towards Iran
(4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
They are former colleagues and perhaps friends. They retweet and/or congratulate each other for things on Twitter from time to time. (9, 10)
Borrell Does Not Want to Be EU High Representative
Nevertheless, it is abundantly clear that Josep Borrell does not want the job. Immediately after his appointment, a Spanish article came out titled, “Borrell, high representative for the foreign policy of the EU despite himself.” It stated that he:
….had warned the government that he is already 72 years old and that the position of high representative, which Sanchez always wanted for him, requires "a lot of mobility".
In La Moncloa, it was not denied that Borrell was reluctant about it . Although the government believed that in the end "will be what you have to be", depending on the representation that Spain obtained. This happened at the end.
Another article came out, remarking on the reserved language that Borrell used upon learning about this nomination:
The acting Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, prefers not to take on the role of head of European diplomacy. The next high representative for EU foreign policy was shown on Wednesday extremely cautious about his appointment, agreed on Tuesday in extremis by the heads of State and Government in Brussels, with the argument that it should still support the European Parliament.
However, none of this is a surprise, and has been known for months. When asked in October If he wanted to be the next High Representative, he ruled himself out for the post, saying:
I see the Federica Mogherini job, and it’s worse than mine.”
In another interview, when asked the same question, he called the possibility of him holding the job one of the political “urban legends” that had been circulating:
[Interviewer:] -Some put you as a possible substitute for Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of Foreign Policy ...
[Borrell:] We continue with the urban legends.
Nevertheless, it is pretty normal for someone to be discreet about their desire for a high level EU job. Yet other news articles and sources close to Borrell assure us that he really does not want the job:
Now he is foreign minister, but the sources consulted assure that he does not want to become High Representative, that is, head of community diplomacy, but he would prefer another portfolio, for example in the economic sphere.
Elsewhere, Spanish news indicated that Pedro Sanchez wanted Borrell to be high representative. Yet Borrell wanted to be a different kind of EU commissioner.
The future of Josep Borrell is torn between two alternatives: to be the next High Representative for Foreign Policy of the European Union or to be the future vice-president and commissioner of Economic Affairs. The acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, opts for the first option, however, sources close to the still-acting Minister of Foreign Affairs prefers the second.
One article even said that his refusal to be High representative would prevent Spain from having a top job:
On the contrary, it has been pointed out for some time that it is the minister's refusal to be High Representative for Foreign Policy that would prevent Spain from occupying one of the four major posts.
Another header within an article states that “the main problem, Borrell himself” is what prevents Spain from having this post. Under this header it states:
The big problem that Sanchez faces is motivated by more prosaic reasons and that the architect of success and main battering ram of the socialist cause in Brussels has long satisfied his share of political vanity. At this point of his busy professional life Borrell the only thing he claims is to own his next destination, something that does not match the wishes of his boss at all. Of course, the Minister of Foreign Affairs would like to take part in the new Executive of Brussels, but not at the head of a position as complex as that which involves directing the foreign policy of the European Union. Borrell does not want to spend the whole day traveling from one place to another in the world with a really dizzying agenda that will prevent any attempt at family conciliation.
Therefore, it is abundantly clear that Josep Borrell was interested in a high level position in the European Commission. Yet he, very specifically, did not want to become EU High Representative.
Why Did Sanchez Force Him?
But why did the Prime Minister spend so much time trying to force him into a job that he didn’t want? Surely they could have found someone else? His being nominated, despite not wanting the post, is the result of a complex political background that has been developing for the last several months.
The current socialist Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, took office after the previous conservative Prime Minister failed a no-confidence vote in Parliament. As a result, Sanchez was able to form a government. During this process, he named Josep Borrell as foreign minister in June 2018. (19)
However, Borrell was particularly outspoken against the members of the legislature who wanted to break away from Spain. (20) As a result, the Catalonian separatists really hated him. Yet as much as he distrusted them, Sanchez needed their votes to pass his budget. (21, 22)
This caused Sanchez to try and get rid of Borrell in some way. Offering Borrell’s “head” to the separatists might be what he needed to finally get his budget passed. (23) As a result, Sanchez pressured Borrell for months to be the headline candidate for European Parliament elections. (25)
However, it was very clear Borrell didn’t want to do this. He had already been President of European Parliament from 2004 - 2007. Furthermore, he was older in age, and did not want to leave Madrid. As one article stated:
In addition to Calviño, in the pools the name of Josep Borrell sounds, although it is expected that the Foreign Minister has no intention of leaving Madrid.
Another article states:
Socialist leaders acknowledge that the current head of diplomacy is not enthusiastic about returning to the European Parliament, where he was president, so some interpret this signal to Borrell as an attempt by Sanchez to pressure the minister .
Borrell Finally Caves?
In order to sweeten the deal, Sanchez promised to try to get Borrell a high level EU post if he was elected as a member of European Parliament (MEP) beforehand. Nevertheless, it is not at all required by the EU treaties to be an MEP first in order to hold a post in the EU Commission.
Furthermore, It would be a huge demotion if Borrell didn’t get the EU post, and had to go to Parliament after all. Therefore, it was simply “political strategy” for Sanchez to pressure him to do this. (26) Though they both denied it, Spanish media saw right through this whole dynamic.
Upon consideration, Borrell enjoyed being foreign minister. However, the idea of having a high level EU position also appealed to him. The only exception was that the position was first class, and did not require excessive travel, as the EU High Representative post did. (27)
After several months, Borrell finally accepted Sanchez’s pressure, and became the headliner for the Spanish socialists in European Parliament. As expected, he performed quite well in the European Parliament election, which took place on May 26. (28)
Borrell’s Resignation As MEP
Despite forcing Borrell out, Sanchez couldn’t pass the budgets anyhow. (22) Therefore, he had to call a general election, which was held on April 28th. The elections were a big win for the socialists and Pedro Sanchez. (29)
However, he still had to form a government. Talks with the other major left-wing group, United Podemos, continue to be difficult. (21) Therefore, it remains unclear if Sanchez will be crowned Prime Minister at the investiture vote, which is July 22. (30)
Borrell knew that it was a conflict of interest to be a member of European Parliament and also Foreign Minister. He didn’t want to be an MEP, but liked being Foreign Minister. From the time Borrell would have been an MEP in early July, until he formed a government, Sanchez would have been left without a foreign minister. (27)
As a result, Borrell resigned from being an MEP just days before he would have taken office. (31) Both he and Sanchez agreed this was a good idea, because the foreign minister post would be left vacant otherwise. Furthermore, Borrell didn’t want to lose the option of being foreign minister. (27)
This was no surprise, as he had repeatedly warned Sanchez of his disinterest in the MEP position. As one newspaper writes:
Sources of the environment closest to Borrell assure this newspaper that months ago, when he began to sound his name as head of list of the PSOE for European, the minister transferred to the Presidency of the Government a strong message: "I do not see myself as an MEP" .
This does not mean he wasn’t interested in a high level EU position. As the same newspaper writes:
It is seen with more options to promote Borrell as First Vice President or as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs.
Even, it is not ruled out that, with the reorganization of the Commission, these last two posts can be merged, or create " super-commissioners" that would also be liked by Borrell. However, they warn from outside, "if the position achieved is not first class, he prefers to stay in the Ministry and Moncloa would explore other options."
Yet this is not how it turned out. A writer for a major Spanish newspaper, wrote an apparently satirical piece last week about Borrell being nominated for High Representative. Though the position sounded good, Borrell was not to be deceived, as his real office would be an “airplane seat.” Yet the writer joked with the reader, telling them not to tell Borrell the news, but to congratulate him instead. (32, 33)
Where to Next?
It remains to be seen if Borrell could stay as foreign minister in the next government. As it looks now, it is not impossible. It has two points in its favor. First, Sanchez would like the next government not to depend on the whims of the Catalonian separatists. (34, 35) Second, Sanchez is keeping him on as Foreign Minister until his coronation as Prime Minister, which is promising. (27)
Either way, Borrell will decline the High Representative position, even if it is only for the personal reasons listed above. He eventually resigned from being an MEP, and had warned Sanchez of this. He will do the same with EU High Representative.
If he declines, he would have to do so before the grilling before EU Parliament this autumn. He might not even survive that, since he was fined for insider trading last year. (36, 37) His predecessor commissioner was in hot water for less than that. (38) At the very latest, the new High Representative takes office on November 1, less than four months from now. (39)
If Borrell declines, Spain will still want the EU High Representative. In that case, they will propose someone with equal or higher competence. Furthermore, Solana and Borrell have a good relationship. If the former wants the job, then Borrell would suggest him for it.
There is reason to believe that Solana would be willing to make such a return. Consider this tweet he retweeted last year.
In October, someone made a Twitter post complimenting Solana:
He said that we would be in a better world if we had “even one Solana active in world politics today.” Javier Solana retweeted this. (40)
Furthermore, back in 2015, Solana gave a speech in Brussels about how to make the EU a military power. At that speech, he said, "I am going to put all the energies that I have left to push forward this process." (41)
Who knows? A senior editor of Euractiv, a major newspaper that covers EU affairs, suggests we should be optimistic. Maybe we will get Javier Solana after all. When commenting on an article about Borrell’s weaknesses, he said:
Let's be optimistic and expect another great EU diplomat from Spain such as Javier Solana
Well that’s all for now. Stay tuned folks. Come Lord Jesus!
P.S. Be sure to check out Constance Cumbey’s blog, who has also written on this subject!