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Geopolitical Divorce: EU to Choose Between US Blackmail and Chinese Investments

  • America will take drastic actions (hint: war) to prevent the EU from being aligned with China-Russia. A divorce between EU and America means the end of the global hegemony of the western Illuminati.
  • Geopolitical Divorce: EU to Choose Between US Blackmail and Chinese Investments 
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent call for Europeans to take their fate into their own hands resembles a move towards the EU’s “geopolitical divorce” from Washington, Russian economist Ivan Danilov writes for RIA Novosti.

    It appears that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to “get a divorce” from Washington, Ivan Danilov, a Russian economist and author of the popular blog Crimson Alter, writes for RIA Novosti.

    “The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over,” Merkel told an election rally in Munich following US President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe. “I’ve experienced that in the last few days; we Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands.”

    According to Danilov, Merkel’s statement resembled nothing so much as a petition for geopolitical divorce from the US due to a US misunderstanding of the EU’s role in global politics.

    However, the crisis of transatlantic solidarity between Washington and Brussels has both ideological and financial causes.

    “Unfortunately, the ideological component receives disproportionate attention in expert and public discussions,” Danilov noted, adding that the financial issue also deserves attention.

    There is a problem that has become the apple of discord between US and EU leaderships and the price of this apple is almost 330 billion euros per year.

    “The aforementioned figure corresponds to 2% of the EU’s GDP for 2015; this particular ‘tribute’ is demanded by the US president in the form of annual European investments in the collective ‘defense piggy bank’,” Danilov wrote.

    Indeed, during his appearance at the NATO headquarters, Trump signaled clearly that the payback time has come. Members of the alliance must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations,” Trump said, “Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for their defense. This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States.”

    The truth of the matter is that during his election campaign Trump promised the American military-industrial complex that he would force NATO member states to fork out, the blogger explained. Now the US president is simply delivering on his election promise.

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May 31, 2017 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , ,

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