by John Galt
March 8, 2015 13:50 ET
Just when one thinks the world can not get bizarre enough with NATO taunting the Russians across their entire border and the Russian military returning the favor in kind around the world, here comes European President Jean-Claude Juncker’s most amazing declaration in the German news paper Die Welt this morning (translated):
A common European army would show the world that there is never again war between EU countries. Such an army would help us to build a common foreign and security policy and assume the responsibilities of Europe in the world. With its own Army Europe could react credibly to a threat to peace in a Member State or in a neighboring country of the European Union.
Needless to say the German and European press is running wild with this speculative idea now. From the German national broadcaster Deutsche Welle:
From the DW article above:
The European Commission president, formerly Luxembourg’s prime minister, said that, with such a force, the EU could react in a credible manner when faced with a threat to freedom in a member state or neighboring country.
“You would not create a European army to use it immediately,” Juncker said. “But a common army among the Europeans would convey to Russia that we are serious about defending the values of the European Union.”
Juncker added, however, that any such force should not be envisaged as a challenge to NATO’s existing defense role.
Seriously? This sounds like an attempt to divorce the EU from decades of incompetent American political leadership to free up the Europeans to start military adventures in North Africa and Eastern Europe on their own to secure their natural resources and protect the banksters which run the union. Sadly and without cause, the Russian bogeyman has entered into the conversation despite the reality that there is no nor has been any real evidence presented that Putin intends to invade Europe or re-establish the old Warsaw Pact. Perhaps looking as the financial motives for such a move would be a more realistic way to analyze this proposal as the bankrupt members of the European Union could do nothing beyond providing cannon fodder for the Berlin-Brussels bankster adventures such a military would have in mind.