Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org
On Sunday night, November 13th, the foreign ministers of all the EU nations except Britain and France, met together at an emergency dinner in Brussels, to come up with some way to deal with America’s next President, Donald Trump, whom most of them fear and loathe. Euronews reporter Efi Koutsokosta stated regarding the ministers’ privately expressed view, that “Some had described it as ‘a dinner born out of the horror at a Trump victory,’” but no one present would say any such thing for attribution.
The meeting had been called together in an announcement made to the foreign ministers less than three days before, on November 11th.
Among the matters they discussed with the press after the dinner, were their severe concern that the U.S. might pull out of the anti-Russian military alliance, NATO, which had been created at the start of the Cold War against the communist Soviet Union, and which U.S. military alliance against Russia never actually ended even after both communism and the Soviet Union ended in 1991. Though that was supposed to be the end of the Cold War, it ended actually only on the Russian side, not at all on the U.S. side, where the hostility and desire for conquest on the part of America’s aristocracy continued. Thus, the former member-states of the Soviet Union other than Russia were invited (with payment-offers) into and joined the anti-Russian military club, NATO, and the former Soviet-affiliated nations that had joined the Soviets’ mirror-organization to counter the NATO threat, the Warsaw Pact, also were invited into and joined NATO. Russia was left isolated; and, with U.S. President Barack Obama’s second term, which started in 2013, Russians became startled when on 20 February 2014 Obama’s State Department and CIA ran in Ukraine a coup, which hired local Ukrainian fascist mercenaries dressed as if they were state-security forces, and those mercenaries shot down both at police and at anti-government protesters who had been organized by the State Department and Google, and the freely and democratically elected Moscow-friendly President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, was forced out in a very bloody U.S.-organized coup-operation hiding behind anti-corruption demonstrators. That event sparked the new Hot War against Russia, which now continues also with U.S. support of jihadists to remove from power in Russia’s ally Syria, that country’s President, Bashar al-Assad. Russia responded to that danger by sending in its own planes and advisors, and most EU parliamentarians were looking forward eagerly to joining President Hillary Clinton’s conquest of Russia — not to the election of President Trump.
The NATO alliance is extremely important to each of its member-nations as a U.S.-backed marketing organization for each of its member-nations’ weapons-making corporations, and NATO also helps these nations coordinate, for example, to install U.S.-made missile-networks aimed against Russia, networks such as the planned Lockheed Martin Aegis Ashore ‘anti-ballistic-missile’ system, whose first site, in Romania, was recently installed. Russia is increasingly surrounded by U.S. missiles.
EU foreign ministers wish to continue their anti-Russian military alliance, though the communist threat no longer exists.
The EU’s top official for foreign affairs has, as the EU is accustomed to, a pompous lengthy title, like ancient aristocrats did, hers being “High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission in the Juncker Commission,” and her name is Federica Mogherini. She was so miffed at Britain’s not sending a representative to this emergency meeting, that she said: “Some in Europe are surprised not when that country is absent but nowadays that it is still present around the table of 28. So, I guess it is only normal for a country that has decided to leave the European Union not to be so interested in our discussions on the future of our relations with the US.”
Britain’s Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson, tweeted at 6:10 PM on November 10th: “Just spoke to US VP-elect @mike_pence. We agreed on importance of the special relationship & need to tackle global challenges together”
Apparently, Britain’s aristocracy will be the U.S. aristocracy’s lapdog not only when the U.S. aristocracy is out for blood like George W. Bush led against Iraq in 2003, but when the U.S. aristocracy gets crushed in an election and the U.S. government heads onto the path of being a peace-monger to the world, instead of the world’s chief war-monger (such as since at least 1979).
Mogherini said that the EU still strongly wants war against Russia. “On Russia, you know, the European Union has a very principled position on the illegal annexation of Crimea and the situation in Ukraine. This is not going to change, regardless of possible shifts in others’ policies.” She lied, in line with the existing U.S. regime (Obama), but the reality is that the “annexation of Crimea and the situation in Ukraine” are all inevitable fall-out from the U.S.’s illegal (with EU acquiescence but not EU participation except for Netherlands and Poland) coup in Ukraine, which had started being planned inside America’s Kiev Embassy by no later than 1 March 2013, nearly a full year before the bloody culmination during 20-26 February 2014.
In fact, the illegality of the U.S.-imposed regime in Ukraine is cut-and-dried clear and incontestable in purely legal terms, and even worse than that when the surrounding context is also considered, such as here and here and here. The West doesn’t deny the right of self-determination of peoples in regards to Scotts, and to Catalonians, but does in regards to Crimeans, even though Crimea had been for hundreds of years a part of Russia until the Soviet dictator Khrushchev arbitrarily transferred it to Ukraine in 1954 — and now the sanctimonious lying West demands that his dictat remain permanent.
Even the EU foreign ministers are not unified, however, in this desire to continue America’s anti-Russian war after Trump becomes President on 20 January 2017. Some, it is said, are balking — even ones who attended.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.