Mogherini is but one sign of EU alignment with War
I must say, I think we of the School Leaver tendency in the Brussels Academy 6th Form have missed a trick thus far on the real trade deficit from which the EU suffers: the War and Peace import/export paradigm.
Slog’s Law states quite clearly that whatever Brussels-am-Berlin can claim, they will do: the truth is entirely incidental to this aspiration. And one of their strongest selling points is “the European peace dividend” that has been “a result of” its formation. Allegedly.
Poor, tired old Labour still clings to this piece of the wreckage, convinced that the Eurotania will right itself in a minute or to – because it takes more than one torpedo to sink a ship. Allegedly.
It’s actually a very simple calculation to make, by asking four questions:
- How many wars in Europe have we stopped?
- How much war have we imported?
- How much war have we started?
- How much war have we exported?
The answer to Q 1 is easy: none. After 1949 (when the USSR got its own bomb) war with the Soviets was a non-starter because of mutually assured destruction (MAD), and non-nuclear invasion of Western Europe by the USSR was deterred by the US nuclear presence. Following the Soviet collapse, several wars followed in quick succession as a result: the Yugoslav splintering started the Bosnian War (1992 – 1995). The same cause triggered
the Kosovo War (1998-1999), starting a third wave of unrest in Kosovo during 2004 and only ending with an uneasy peace in 2013. NATO and US diplomacy did 95+% of the peace-making: the EU failed to influence any outcomes or stop the conflicts.
Question 2 is a more difficult thing to assess, but the overview would be ‘more and more’. As a result of lax border controls over many decades, backing up the US Middle East policy, and ignoring the obvious ramifications of half the world’s sovereign nations bombing Syria into dust and rubble, the EU has without question imported Jihadist guerrilla war into the EU. The UK itself must not shirk its own unique level of idiocy in this regard: Blair made us a target, and that resulted in 55 deaths as early as 2005.
But the Syria/Iraq/Turkey fallout is (potentially) of a different magnitude in the EU as a whole. It is hard to see the Paris attestats and Belgian train atrocities as anything other than war…regardless of where the main responsibility may or may not lie. And NATO member or not, my view (held since 2010) that Erdogan is a duplicitous closet Islamist has gradually become a mainstream opinion.
The reaction of Brussels-am-Berlin (to lick Recep all over, kowtow to his odious blackmail, and offer carte blanche for his own home-grown terrorists to travel at will in the EU) does not inspire confidence in there being any semblance of a rethink by Merkel or Juncker about border controls. Mainly, it promises that more and more religious warfare will be imported directly thanks to EC laxity in the immediate future. In the end, this could wind up provoking a civil war between France, Hungary, Poland and Romania on the one hand, and a NATO-backed Turkish-Germanic alliance on the other.
Almost without need of a segue, this brings us neatly onto the third question: how much war have we started?
My view would be that the EU (through its close links to NATO) has actually stimulated a New Cold War that’s getting hotter all the time. Quite the maddest bit of spineless Imperialism yet demonstrated by the unelected Commission was the decision first, to get inveigled into the extremist politics of Ukraine (as part of blatantly obvious CIA insurgency), and then second, to offer advantageous loans to get Ukraine out of its Russian debt…..when Ukraine is not even in the EU, let alone the eurozone. No help for ezone member Greece beyond more onerous debt piled upon unrepayable debt; lots of cheap help for a non-EU bunch of crypto-fascists busy chasing out a freely-elected Moscow loyalist.
As a direct result of this completely unjustified meddling, Putin was handed the chance on a plate to annex Crimea ‘democratically’, and get his access to the sea back again.
Putin’s was a geopolitical war in this case. But there is also civil war….often the military façon that produces the greatest brutality, most widespread infrastructural damage, and highest death rates. Time after time in this still only 16-year-old century, the result of being in the Euronaut camp has been the rise and rise of political extremes and self-determinatory nationalism. In Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, England and France, controlling EC disciplinarianism has led to divisive developments. It still remains highly possible that both Greece and Spain could slip into civil wars between misguided recherché Communist utopianism, and various degrees of regional and neo-Nazi self interest.
But the fourth question is the most open-and-shut case of clear guilt one could imagine. Thanks to both its geopolitical adherence to NATO and its export of arms to trouble centres on a grand scale, the EU now stands – including the USA – as the greatest exporter of regional and oppressive wars in history.
The EU exports more arms, munitions and grand scale military hardware than the US. Germany is one of the largest EU exporters of arms to the Middle East and North Africa region. Other key customers include South Africa, Greece, Turkey and other NATO partners, as well as Asian and Latin American countries. France’s key customers include Singapore, UAE, Greece, other NATO partners, the Middle East and North Africa region and Francophone countries. France supplies arms to countries where there is a substantial risk that they could be used to commit serious human rights violations. For example, it supplied weaponry and munitions to Libya under al-Gaddafi, ammunition and armoured vehicles to both Egypt and Chad, and munitions to Syria between 2005 and 2009.The UK is consistently ranked third, fourth or fifth globally, along with France and Germany, in terms of the annual value of its conventional arms exports. It sends vast amounts to India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and other NATO partners. It is also a major exporter to other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in sub-Saharan Africa.
None of this is easy to dispute. The idea that the EU has prevented war and promoted peace is risible. It is inextricably linked to the armed colonialism of the United States…and Mogherini the Mad (pretty much an overt NATO agent these days) is busy building a euroarmy. The EU is a catalyst for armed violence: we would be better off, in every way, out of it.
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