An orphaned Europe?

 

Let’s toy with this idea for a few minutes.

It all hinges on the election of Donald Trump as President of the US. Love him or hate him, the man is different. There would certainly have been no surprises if Hillary had cut the ribbon first; things would have continued the way they had been going with Obama except maybe at a much accelerated pace.

Trump calls Putin and true to his pre-election promise, he seeks rapprochement and cooperation with what both Obama and even more vehemently Clinton vilified as the Demon himself [Putin]. The world, at least the world outside the US, breathes a sigh of relief as there was not much doubt where pre-Trump US rhetoric was leading us towards. Now, at least in words, we have two superpowers that are showing a willingness to cut a deal and work together as “two equals”. No mention of “exceptional and indispensable nation” so far.

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Hypocrisy or merely ignorance?

Everyone knows about “Trump’s wall” to keep out Illegal immigrants and do not stop bringing it up expressing their indignation over it. How can they not? MSM in both the US and Europe won’t stop reminding them of it.

But how many of these “moral” people who are outraged by a wall that hasn’t gone up yet, are mentioning or are even aware of the walls that HAVE GONE UP all over Europe to keep refugees out of their own countries….paid for by them?

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The US and the 27 Wasted Years

For a quarter of a century, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US had it all. It had overnight become the “undisputed Champion”, albeit by default. The counterweight had disappeared and everything tipped in the US’s favour.

Let’s examine for a minute how the US used or abused this new-found unchallenged power:

First it proceeded to add one country after another, of the former Soviet Union, to a Military tool that was supposedly created to combat the Soviet Union which no longer existed and therefore this tool (NATO) should have become obsolete. Instead it became “The international community” that US politicians refer to and the “free world” they claim to be the “leaders” of; a bunch of minions that heard and heeded the warning by Washington that “If you are not with us, you are against us.”

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