France’s Macron calls for ‘real European army’ without US

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… from Press TV, Tehran

[ Editor’s Note: Macron’s call for a European Army is not unexpected, as a result of Trump’s unilateral INF withdrawal. The PressTV article mentions what the real fight is about, which country gets the majority of the defense arms contracting, which is the main reason for keeping war simmering on the front burner.

Macron’s Russia bogeyman ploy is even sillier. The bad result of an INF failure would be to turn Europe into a parking lot, but where Russian would lose a key market for gas sales in the process. Businessmen have always been hesitant to kill all of their customers. Dear Mr. Macron, an army is not going to save you in a nuclear exchange.

Always missing in these “reaction” policy statements is any real statesmanship. There is not a word about the need to create new treaties with reliable monitoring and enforceable provisions.

Rather than serve the long term interests of the people through intensive war deescalation diplomacy to shift war production over to civilian economy needs, national leaders write that off as a dream, giving up the ghost as to whose interests those national leaders really serve.

The public has been lapping up this slow motion train wreck, as it does most others, and can only partially claim to be victims. But it is still on solid ground over old-fashioned political corruption, including having so many pledging allegiance to Israel while pretending to serve us.

A European army, the only feasible one, would have to be mainly a huge reserve to be affordable, theoretically. And by that I mean, even if it was part time, maintaining up-to-date training within the diverse make up of the EU, plus the ever changing technical weapons part of it, seems impossible to me.

Britain can’t even keep its ships in operational order, equipment-wise or with staffing, yet wants to present itself as a world military power, which is a bad joke when more of its citizens are falling into poverty every day, indicating the ultimate failure of a government.

Go ask the Romans, who toward the end saw citizens offering themselves into slavery just to have someone take care of them, and not have to pay taxesJim W. Dean ]

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Look out NATO, the EU army wants a piece of the action

– First published … November 06, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for the establishment of a “real European army,” claiming that Europe has been the chief victim of a recent US decision to scrap a major nuclear arms pact with Russia.

“We will not be able to protect Europeans if we don’t decide to have a real European army,” Macron said in an interview with Europe 1 radio on Monday.

He said Europe had to defend itself in a “more sovereign way” and without depending “only on the United States.”

Macron’s remarks came after US President Donald Trump confirmed late last month that his administration planned to abandon the landmark Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia over claims that Moscow has violated the Cold War-era pact, further vowing American development of such armaments.

The INF, which was signed in 1986 between then-US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, allowed the US to counter Chinese moves to build up arms in the Pacific but prevented Washington from deploying new nuclear armaments in response.

‘Protection even from the United States’

Macron called for “protection from China, Russia, and even from the United States of America,” implying that Trump’s recent decision to withdraw the US from the INF Treaty would put European security at risk from the US side, too.

“Who is going to be the main victim [of Trump’s decision to leave the INF]? Europe and its security,” Macron underlined.

The EU has for years pressed for efforts to strengthen its own defense capabilities through defense spending increases, among other measures. Earlier this year, the European Commission announced that the bloc’s 2019 budget stipulated the allocation of 245 million euros (287 million dollars) for the European Defense Industrial Development Program.

[Note: 245 million euros is a joke. It would have to be ten times that amount to be a serious effort…JD ]

This is while the US has also been exerting pressure on EU governments, including France, to equip their armed forces with American-built military hardware. Paris, however, is resisting such pressure, as the French industrial and defense industries remain strong.

Also in August, the French president said that he would announce new proposals for the EU to boost its security, calling on the 28-member bloc to stop relying on the US to protect its sovereignty.

The development comes as a major trade dispute between the US and its European allies has escalated since March, when Washington imposed a 25-percent tariff on steel imports and a 10-percent tariff on aluminum imports from EU member nations.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Low confidence in the people at large requires that they be cared for , a decidedly Catholic position. They don’t know any better, and keeping them comfortable is what is best.

    I suggest responsibility and confidence in people at large , given the truthful instruction instead o0f fairy tales and nightmares. The person who is required to stand and grow, will do so, but not as long as mother church coddles them, to it’s own financial reward. People are responsible. We need to stop telling them they can’t do it.

  2. Israel claims to be a European country. Will they be part of this army? Will the army be called upon to help Israel continue their apartheid state or will the army attack Israel for crimes against humanity as was Serbia?

  3. What a pathetic simulacra Globalist leader POS. Any real student of real history knows where to find the lies & revisions. Phrygian Cap & Fasces are everywhere French Declaration of Independence, US Senate/US Army logos, Fasces even hang in the US Senate, Statue of Liberty (Apollo). All people have to do is read & connect the dots how it really works.

  4. This is not new to me, I believe it’s been in the making for a long time now, they had to go public with it at some time. I’ve heard about EU military unification on the UK Column for years. Ian (Greenhalgh) of course will know a lot more about it than I do.
    An interesting thought (i heard Brian Gerrish say that) is, that a common military also will require a common treasury, and that would mean additional EU-taxes for it’s citizens (like me).

  5. The EU army? Never heard about that… What they got now is pure kindergarten. The mil budgets are big enough, but from 100 planes around 15 are ready to fly + almost total absence of military spirit. So, it is better to stop Russophobia and start a good deal. Pulling the lion’s tail always creates fatal problems.

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