Europe Blocks U.S. from Racing to War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse

On Friday, 6 March, President Obama placed temporarily on ice his planned increase in weapons and soldiers to help the Ukrainian Government to ‘defend’ Ukraine against the ‘terrorists’ in Donbass, which is the Ukrainian region that had voted 90% for the President whom the Obama Administration overthrew in February 2014. (Here is where the EU first learned, on 26 February 2014, that the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych had been a coup instead of a genuine popular revolution.) Obama replaced that Government with a racist-fascist anti-Russian regime, which quickly set about exterminating as many residents of Donbass as possible, as quickly as possible (calling them ‘terrorists,’ for their refusal to be ruled by the new Obama-imposed, anti-Russian, Government).

According to German Economic News, Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Francois Hollande are balking at the speed of Obama’s rush to war against Russia.

Earlier, some of the smaller national economies in the European Union — the Czech Republic, Hungary  and Greece — dissented from America’s effort to increase economic sanctions and military measures against Russia. But there is now increasing pressure upon the leaders in Germany, France, and Italy, also to separate the EU from the American rush to war against Russia.

Here is my translation of the key passage from the article on this matter, dated March 7th, in German Economic News:

“Apparently, the developments have shown that in the Euro-zone the Americans’ desire for a full escalation of the conflict against Russia could no longer be accepted without objection by the Europeans. The Americans were apparently informed by Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande that they are concerned about the rise of France’s National Front Party: Its chairman, Marine Le Pen, rejects the current EU policy towards Russia. If the National Front comes to power in France, it would be almost impossible for the EU to pursue a U.S.-coordinated foreign policy, such as they both want to do. Therefore, Merkel and Hollande aim to contain the negative economic consequences to their own nations of sanctions against Russia, so as to prevent victory for the National Front.

“Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has spoken with President Putin in Moscow on a stronger partnership between Italy and Russia. The Italians are feeling the effects of the sanctions particularly strongly, and want to avoid an escalation in any case.

“Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias also has doubts as to the purpose of the US sanctions policy of the EU.”

Washington criticizes many European politicians for their opposing Washington’s anti-Russian policies. In Hungary and France, nationalist political parties offer especially strong resistance, because they oppose their own nation’s being ruled by Washington’s dictates. Even though Washington backs nazis in Ukraine, some European right-wing (though not nearly as far right-wing as in Ukraine) parties are patriotically opposed to European taxpayers donating to fund Ukraine’s fascists. The odd result is that some semi-fascist parties in Europe are especially balking at the extreme fascism, even nazism, that Washington supports in Ukraine. It’s too far to the right for them to go; they don’t want to be forced to go that far; they don’t want their nation to fund Washington’s aims.

Obama thus needs to juggle many balls at once in order to keep the Western Alliance together with him in his overriding foreign-policy goal of destroying Russia. 

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010,  and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • MC

    How do we thank Merkel and Hollande? I suppose Obama will now begin air dropping tanks and grenades to supply the National Front Party.

  • SausageAway

    ÈU has considerably more sense than the US

  • Jim G

    I sure am happy that we aren’t going marching off to nuclear war, but I wonder if Russia through Greece and Snowden under the bus to get Minsk II. According to RT, Snowden is “negotiating” his trial in the US, and Greece apparently has no more “Plan B” which was to go with Russia and China rather than Europe. Instead, the German banks still rule.

  • Voice of Reason

    If fear of terrorism can kill you (http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/fear-terrorism-can-destroy-health-theres-good-news.html), what does fear of your own government do to your health?? What was that military oath again – “protect us from enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC”? The American oligarchy’s neo-conservatives HAVE to go before they destroy the country and the world! If the MSM have spread so many lies about what’s happening in the world democratic processes are no longer capable of freeing us from these deadly parasites, what is left???

    • MC

      “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

  • Justin c

    Wow more anti American propaganda. 🙁

  • Vic

    100% forecast against russia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8t3d3N0Tes

  • helen

    Is this Obama’s Final Solution for the ”white’ race”?

    When Obama came to power, it was like a black imperial presidency.

    Everything he wants and any information, planning, policies and strategies come from the ”white” officials (aka eunuchs in this case) surrounding him. He is thus controlled by the ”whites” and has no choice but to continue the agenda set forth by the neo-cons and the hawks in Washington.

    The eunuchs now control the emperor!

    The emperor is a puppet?

    Thus it makes no difference whether Obama is in the white house or the golf course. He is basically not in control. How he really resents being an emperor without clothes!

    Does Obama have a private, personal and final plan before he evaporates into oblivion?

    Obama may have his own personal agenda as he approaches the end of his presidency.

    Obama was born a Muslim and a black ethnic African (Kenyan) at that. (Note: his conversion to Christianity was out of opportunities and expediency in the United States).
    In general, once a Muslim, always a Muslim at heart. Just like most people of other faiths.

    Is he trying to take revenge on the ”whites” who had previously turned millions of Africans into slaves in the United States and that American ”whites” have slaughtered millions of Muslins in the Middle-East and elsewhere?

    By provoking Russia and initiating a Nuclear War with Russia, Obama would have wiped out all the ”whites” in Europe and the United States!

    Is that his insane desire before the end of his presidency!?

    Is this his last laugh on the “whites”?

    Is this his personal revenge?

    Is Obama a psychotic black Muslim at that?

    Of course, unlike what the Western mainstream media and some scientists claim, that in a nuclear confrontation, Mankind will cease to exist. This is of course not true. Many in Asia, Africa and South America will still survive. But Europe and North America will essentially be reduced to radioactive dusts together with all the ‘whites’. Essentially about one to two billion peoples will die. There is still life for the remaining billions on planet earth. And there will be also many mutants too after that!

    Thus the question still remains:

    Is Obama planning and implementing his Final Solution for the “Whites” in Europe and the United States!?

    • MC

      Obama ain’t no Malcolm X…..or even a Muhammad Ali.. He values his skin remaining intact above all other considerations.

    • Confused!!

      You say Obama has no control its the whites around him pulling the strings then you say he holds all the power to destroy the White race even with all the whites around him ???