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Merkel BACKS Macron: German Leader Demands EU ARMY Risking Further Anger from Trump

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  • Merkel BACKS Macron: German Leader Demands EU ARMY Risking Further Anger from Trump
    by ALICE SCARSI, https://www.express.co.uk/
    ANGELA Merkel has depicted the “future of Europe” in her keynote speech to the European Parliament plenary session, demanding member states step up development of the EU Army.

    In a wide-ranging speech she also urged EU state members who are not abiding to EU rules to “share the responsibility” brought by immigration and the crises which hit the bloc in the past months. But if was her comments on the armed force which drew the biggest response. It led to jeering from some MEPs and comes minutes after Donald Trump attacked Emmanuel Macron for calling for an EU Army last week. Ms Merkel said: “Jean Claude Juncker some years ago said a common European Army would show the world there will never again be a war in Europe.

    “I’m not saying anything about Nato of course not. We can be a good supplement to Nato. “It would be a lot easier to cooperate if we have more than 160 weapons systems and the US only has 50 or 60. We realise that all the different instances have training and education. If we could pull this together we can work together with Nato.”

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/12/18/merkelmacron-agree-eurozone-budget-finance-ministry-plans/

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https://sputniknews.com/politics/201705311054157040-merkel-nato-eu-army/

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/02/19/us-warns-brussels-not-threaten-nato-eu-army/

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/20160908/1045089399/eu-army-nato.html

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https://www.rt.com/op-edge/361832-eu-army-nato-germany/

IMO, the EU will collapse. The 10 Horn beast empire will arise out of it and Germany/France will be playing the leading role. Click on image for article.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/968888/angela-merkel-emmanuel-macron-eu-united-states-of-europe

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-19/merkel-macron-reach-deal-on-euro-reforms-to-challenge-dollar

American hegemony over Europe is coming to an end. Ths US dollar is about to get a heart attack unless Trump backs it with gold soon. Click on image for article.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/907849/Angela-Merkel-Emmanuel-Macron-Germany-France-European-Union-United-States-Europe

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November 14, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Debate: Call for a European Army

  • PressTV Premiered 22 hours ago
    It appears that the United States’ military is no longer seen only as friend but perhaps even as a foe to the Europeans. This is according to French president Emmanuel Macron who wants to form a QUOTE real European army to protect Europe from China, Russia and the US. What is going on with Europe and the US?
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/02/19/us-warns-brussels-not-threaten-nato-eu-army/

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emmanuel-emmanuel-macron-eu-army-joint-defence-budget-french-president-nato-britain-brexit-russia-a7968346.html

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/853462/Juncker-speech-LIVE-Jean-Claude-Juncker-State-of-the-Union-EU-European-Union

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/848559/European-Union-Guy-Verhofstadt-Brexit-France-transnational-vote-European-Parliament

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/837340/Brexit-news-MEPs-unveil-plan-for-EU-army-navy-and-air-force-Britain-left

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/201708011056067174-france-germany-draft-defense-pact/

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November 12, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friendship Test: Trump Furious with Macron’s EU Army Initiative

November 12, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

EuroArmy: Macron’s Master Plan

Macron said he wanted to rule like a Roman god ‘Jupiter’, above the political fray. Click on image for MP3 interview.

  • EuroArmy: Macron’s Master Plan
    by Andrew Korybko, https://sputniknews.com/
    French President Macron spoke about the need to create a European Army during an interview earlier this week, suggesting that his country seeks to take the lead on this controversial initiative that he ironically brought up on the same week that everyone is commemorating the end of World War I.

    The post-war spirit was actually one of disarmament, not militarization, at least until the 1930s, but it’s precisely because of Macron’s fearmongering about Russia, China, and even the US interestingly enough that he thinks that the EU needs a united military force as soon as possible. He’s worried about the supposed threat that both multipolar Great Powers could pose, and he’s also very concerned about the US’ unpredictable foreign policy moves such as its planned withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that he says will make Europe a more dangerous place.

    The proposal for a EuroArmy isn’t unique to Macron and has been touted every once in a while over the years, but the timing of its revival at this specific moment suggests that France might be trying to steal the torch of European leadership from Merkel during the pronounced period of uncertainty that she plunged her country in after announcing her planned retirement from political life at the end of her term in 2021. There are also questions about whether all of this is just nothing more than a publicity stunt and possibly even a negotiating ploy for use against the US since Trump made it clear that he’s so committed to NATO that he demands that all of its members contribute the 2% of their GDP to defense like they’re supposed to have been doing all along, which would in theory render any EU Army redundant.

    At the same time, however, there’s no overlooking the trans-Atlantic rift that’s developed since the beginning of Trump’s presidency, and it’s unlikely that the Europeans will ever trust the Americans on the same level that they did before, thus necessitating the eventual reduction of defense dependency on the US and the creation of semi-independent mechanisms for multilaterally securing the continent’s interests. While Macron predictably recited typical anti-Russian justifications for this structure, the case can be made that an EU Army would be put to better use defending the bloc from terrorist and other asymmetrical threats such as the one posed from large-scale migrant influxes.  With North and West Africa being the main regions responsible for these, there’s a chance that any future EU Army might see action in Africa before it ever sets its sights against Russia.

    To discuss this issue in more detail, Andrew Korybko is joined by Adam Garrie, Director of Eurasia Future, and Rui Octavio Dos Santos Vaz Perdiz, former war reporter from Angola from 1979-1995 who is presently based in France.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/20160908/1045089399/eu-army-nato.html

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November 12, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Attacks “Insulting” Macron At Start Of European Trip

No more Bromance!

  • Trump Attacks “Insulting” Macron At Start Of European Trip
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    No sooner had president Trump landed in France for a weekend visit to Paris, than he immediate unloaded on his French host, Emmanuel Macron, for proposing to create a “real European army” independent from Washington.

    Trump sent out a tweet, calling Macron’s proposal “very insulting” just after the president’s plane landed Friday evening for celebrations with world leaders commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

    Trump was referring to a radio interview by Macron this week in which he said that a “strong and sovereign Europe” was needed to defend the continent’s interests against China, Russia and “even the U.S.

    “We can’t defend Europe if we don’t have a real European army,” Macron said. “We must have a Europe that can defend itself more, without just relying on the U.S.”

    Trump’s response: first Europe should pay its “fair share” of NATO before it plans on building out its own army.  Trump has repeatedly demanded that NATO countries spend more on their own defense and has questioned whether the U.S. should remain in the alliance. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both publicly questioned whether Europe can depend on the U.S. to come to its aid in the event of war.

    Macron also criticized Trump’s plan to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which the U.S. says Russia has violated. Europe is the “main victim” of Trump’s decision, Macron said in remarks made as he toured World War I battlefields ahead of the centenary of the Nov. 11 armistice, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    The relationship between Trump and Macron, once described as a “bromance”, has since soured after Trump pulled out of the Paris treaty, with the US imposing steep tariffs on EU imports and threatening European businesses with secondary sanctions for dealing with Iran.

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November 10, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

For the First Time Since the Cuban Crisis, Nuclear War Threat is Real – Stephen Cohen

  • RT Published on Nov 5, 2018
    The US has announced its withdrawal from the historic nuclear arms treaty with Russia. How serious of a setback is this for the two countries’ relations – and global security? We talked to Stephen Cohen, contributing editor of The Nation magazine, professor emeritus at Princeton University, and author of the book ‘War with Russia?’

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November 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia to Hold Live Missile Drills Outside Norway Amid Massive NATO Drills

Moskit supersonic anti-ship missile is launched from a missile boat during a training exercise. © Sputnik / Ildus Gilyazutdinov

  • Russia to Hold Live Missile Drills Outside Norway Amid Massive NATO Drills
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Moscow is to hold missile drills in international waters outside Norway, where NATO is hosting massive war games of its own involving 50,000 troops, making it the largest exercise since the end of the Cold War era.

    The Russian military will hold the live missile firing drills on November 1-3, amid the ongoing Trident Juncture 2018 NATO exercise. The war games kicked off last week and will go on until November 7, with over 50,000 personnel, some 10,000 vehicles, 250 aircraft and 65 ships participating.

    The naval area Moscow has picked for the missile tests overlaps with the zone where the Trident Juncture participants perform maritime and air operations. The Russians will “operate in the international waters and they have notified us in a normal way,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

    “We were notified last week about the planned Russian missile test outside the coast here,”
     he said during a press conference on Tuesday. “Russia has significant forces, naval forces in this area, they are regularly exercising their naval capabilities, maritime capabilities off the coast of the Norway.”

    The alliance, however, will “monitor [the drills] closely” and expects Russians to “behave in a professional way,” Stoltenberg added.

    The chief’s assurances were not enough to stop some lesser NATO officials from sounding the alarm. Jedrzej Tomczak, deputy political adviser of the Polish delegation to the alliance, called the missile drills a “deliberate escalation,” while at the same time praising the supposed “defensive”nature of NATO.

    “Russia indeed has a right to do so. But make no mistake. This clearly shows its attitude and intentions,”
     Tomczak said on Twitter.


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October 31, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Trident Juncture’: NATO Troops Take Part in the Biggest Drills Since the End of the Cold War

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US-China War Looming? Russia Bracing for Conflict? Week of Warmongering Predictions by Top Officials

  • US-China War Looming? Russia Bracing for Conflict? Week of Warmongering Predictions by Top Officials
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Several top officials have issued thinly veiled – and outright blunt – ‘warnings’ about war over the past week. While the beating of war drums worldwide remains just hot air for now, many messengers seem a bit too eager about it.

    War between US and China just 10-15 years away
    A grim prognosis was made by former US commander in Europe Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges (retired), who spoke last week at the Warsaw Security Forum. He urged European countries to do more for their own “security,” explaining that Washington has “to deal with the Chinese threat” in the Pacific.

    The United States needs a very strong European pillar. I think in 15 years – it’s not inevitable – but it is a very strong likelihood that we will be at war with China.

    While European security remains top priority for the US, the former official added, the country will also have to prepare for “the eventuality that in 10 or 15 years we’re going to be having to fight in the Pacific.”

    China’s preparing for war too

    Less-than-subtle ‘warnings’ from the US were not left unanswered in China, with President Xi Jinping telling his military officers that they should be ready for war.

    “It’s necessary to strengthen the mission… and concentrate preparations for fighting a war,”
    President Xi said last Thursday, addressing officers responsible for the troubled waters of the South China Sea.


    We have to step up combat readiness exercises, joint exercises and confrontational exercises to enhance servicemen’s capabilities and preparation for war.

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October 31, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia And China Are Apparently Both Under The Impression That War With The United States Is Coming…

WW3 is near?

  • Russia And China Are Apparently Both Under The Impression That War With The United States Is Coming…
    by , http://endoftheamericandream.com/
    Could it be possible that the U.S. is heading for a major war?  If you ask most Americans that question, they will look at you like you are crazy.  For most people in this country, war with either Russia or China is not something to even be remotely concerned about.  But the Russians and the Chinese both see things very differently.  As you will see below, Russia and China both seem to be under the impression that war with the United States is coming, and they are both rapidly preparing for such a conflict.


    Let’s start with Russia.  After repeatedly slapping them with sanctions, endlessly demonizing their leaders and blaming them for just about every problem that you can imagine, our relationship with Russia is about the worst that it has ever been.

    And when the Trump administration announced that it was withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, that pushed things to a new low.  In the aftermath of that announcement, Russian official Andrei Belousov boldly declared that “Russia is preparing for war”…:

    He said: “Here recently at the meeting, the United States said that Russia is preparing for war. “Yes, Russia is preparing for war, I have confirmed it.

    “We are preparing to defend our homeland, our territorial integrity, our principles, our values, our people – we are preparing for such a war.”

    Here in the United States, there is very little talk of a potential war with Russia in the mainstream media, but in Russia things are very different.  Russian news outlets are constantly addressing escalating tensions with the United States, and the Russian government has been adding fuel to that fire.  For example, the Russian government recently released a video of a mock nuclear strike against their “enemies”

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October 30, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rising Tensions: NATO Countries Gather in Norway for Biggest Drills Since Cold War

  • RT Published on Oct 29, 2018
    READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9h2p
    Hundreds of anti-war protesters have gathered in Oslo against #NATO drills in Norway. The alliance is flexing its muscle in the biggest military exercises since the Cold War. It comes after Moscow held its own major drills last month.

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October 30, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

US Delivers Largest Ammunition Shipment to Europe Since Bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999

  • US Delivers Largest Ammunition Shipment to Europe Since Bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Ramstein Air Base in Germany has received around 100 containers of ammunition in the largest delivery of ordnance to the US forces in Europe since the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999.

    The US Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa said that “a variety of munitions rolled into Ramstein during the month of October.” The delivery is intended to support NATO’s European Deterrence Initiative and pump up the resources available to US Air Force in Europe.

    The Pentagon is aiming to improve the response time of the US military by pre-positioning ammunition, fuel and equipment to be able to “provide a rapid response against threats made by aggressive actors,” it said.

    Ramstein is the largest US overseas airbase and “a major airlift hub… so our main job is to get munitions where they need to be on time,” Master Sgt. Arthur Myrick, 86th Munitions Squadron munitions flight chief, explained. “These are real-world munitions to fulfill real-world objectives. That’s the reason we are downloading these things: to make sure we have the capability to move the fight forward if need be.”

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October 29, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Yes, Russia is Getting Ready for War – in Case US Attacks, Diplomat Tells UN

  • Yes, Russia is Getting Ready for War – in Case US Attacks, Diplomat Tells UN
    by https://www.rt.com/
    A Russian diplomat has both confirmed and denied what US war hawks have been calling out. Moscow is indeed preparing for war, he said – just in case the US starts one.

    Speaking at the UN on Friday, Andrey Belousov, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, said that Russia is indeed readying itself for war, so it can defend its people against American aggression.

    At a recent meeting, the US stated that Russia is preparing for war. Yes, Russia is preparing for war, I can confirm it.

    Russia’s military build-up and large-scale drills, often painted in the Western media as preparations for all-out war, are a defensive necessity, he said.

    “We are preparing to defend our homeland, our territorial integrity, our principles, our values, our people.”

    Russia doesn’t seek a confrontation, he said, unlike the US. “Why else would the United States pull out of the [INF] Treaty, increase their nuclear potential, adopt a new nuclear doctrine that lowers the threshold for nuclear weapons use – that’s the question for us all.”

    Russia is preparing ‘for war,’ while the US is preparing ‘war.’

    Belousov’s words came after a Russian draft resolution to reinforce the INF Treaty, which bans intermediate-range nuclear weapons, was overwhelmingly rejected at the UN First Committee. “Most of those who voted against were supporters of the INF Treaty. I don’t understand their position,” Belousov said. Among those who voted down the draft were the UK, Germany, France, and, of course, the US.

    Washington’s decision to scrap the Cold War-era agreement alarmed both Europe and Moscow, which warned it would“make the world a more dangerous place” and vowed retaliation.

    Washington has accused Russia of building missiles prohibited by the INF, while Moscow argued that American missile defense complexes in Europe can be easily turned into offensive weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that if the US moves to deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe, it will put the whole of Europe at risk of a retaliatory strike.

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October 27, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trident Juncture 2018: Largest NATO Drills Since the End of the Cold War

  • RT Published on Oct 26, 2018
    #NATO troops began the #TridentJuncture 2018 joint military drills at various locations across #Norway on Thursday. Dubbed the largest NATO drills since the end of the Cold War, Trident Juncture will see as many as 50,000 troops take part in exercises in Europe. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9h2p

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October 27, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

NATO Starts the Biggest Drills Since the End of the Cold War

  • RT Published on Oct 25, 2018
    Thursday sees the start of #NATO‘s largest war games since the end of the Cold War. #TridentJuncture will include tens of thousands of troops, as well as warships and planes. Drills are being conducted in #Norway – which shares a border with Russia. The Russian Defence Minister said that NATO’s drills reached a level not seen for nearly thirty years.

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October 26, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment