The former head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit, Michael Scheuer, suggests that leadership of the EU, including the european media, are using Cold War style scare tactics in an attempt to use fear of Russia to hold together a disintegrating EU. The rise of nationalist leaders in many EU countries is scaring the continent’s elites. They will do whatever they can to hold the bloc together. Scheuer writes (abridged):
It … is worth noting that Britain’s Tory government – whose prime minister, Theresa May, wants to avoid implementing the electorate’s decision that the UK leave the EU – and those of France and Germany are seeking to find a means to not only prevent the now accelerating collapse of the EU, but also to neutralize what appears to be the rising strength of populism, which is focused on each nation reclaiming its national sovereignty and a continent-wide halt to Muslim immigration before it yields civil wars in most EU states.
The EU leaders, as a kind of last gasp option, are trying to frighten all Europeans by resuscitating the Cold War’s Bolshevik-menace meme at a time when Putin’s Russia is proud and defiant, but does not have an economic pot to piss in.
The Europeans, with the Trump administration’s support, are running a con on all Europeans and Americans that is meant to save the EU from a thoroughly merited demise.
The United States should be ashamed and called out for assisting the EU in this ignoble, war-threatening, and anti-democratic operation.
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