Tuesday, April 21, 2009

THE USA AND THE EU

EU Forces


At voltairenet.org , Rick Rozoff, an investigative journalist specialising in NATO affairs, has an article entitled: EU, NATO, US: 21st Century Alliance For Global Domination

Among the points made:

1. The EU and USA are in bed together, with the USA being the dominant partner.

2. The NATO-EU-US military alliance has imperial ambitions and aims to encircle Russia.

3. Three years ago, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said:

"NATO and the EU are making rather good progress in coordinating the development of modern military capabilities. I am optimistic that we can extend our cooperation to additional area ... such as the Caucasus and Central Asia."(NATO International, March 31, 2005)

4. In 2009, Giampaolo Di Paola, Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, spoke of the "need for a new form of world governance in which NATO, the EU, and other major international organisations have a part to play." (ADN Kronos International [Italy], February 13, 2009)

5. The main EU and European NATO states are the former colonial powers - Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Italy and Germany.



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6. British troops are back in Afghanistan, Iraq and Sierra Leone; French ones in Haiti and Cote d’Ivoire; American armed forces are back in the Philippines.

All 26 NATO states have military personnel in Iraq.

7. In 2005, the EU’s Javier Solana, former NATO Secretary General, spoke about the EU’s expanding military buildup.

He said that "by becoming a stronger and more capable international actor, we will be a better partner for the United States."

He spoke of the Balkans as the original testing ground for this triumvirate, “Through our concerted efforts, with the United States and NATO...."(Defense News, November 10, 2005)

8. In 2008, the EU’s presidency was held by France and Nicholas Sarkozy 'was the prime mover in pushing for the EU-NATO-US axis at the Bucharest summit'.

Bush’s speech at the summit pointed out that "NATO is no longer a static alliance....It is now an expeditionary alliance that is sending its forces across the world...." (USA Today, April 1, 2008)

9. After the summit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned, "This is....an attempt to form some new global union with a Western core wishing to claim all but UN functions." (Interfax, April 17, 2008)

10. The EU is training security personnel in Afghanistan.

11. In December 2009, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner confirmed the EU’s role in supplementing US and NATO arms and military involvement in the South Caucasus.

12. The EU is becoming integrated with NATO.

"The US is ... the central foundation, of NATO."

Thus, the EU is "in effect subordinated to Washington."

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