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Most European Nations Act More Like US Colonies Than Sovereign States

By Stephen Lendman | June 5, 2016

Instead of declaring their independence, most European nations let Washington pressure, bully and bribe them to go along with its imperial agenda, harming their own national security.

Economic powerhouse Germany remains occupied since WW II ended, permitting numerous US bases on its territory, some jointly operated, harming its security, not protecting it.

Instead of normalizing relations with Russia, a reliable ally, Die Welt newspaper said a new Defense Ministry White Paper near completion lists it as one of Germany’s 10 major threats, despite no credible evidence suggesting it – plenty proving otherwise.

Other threats include international terrorism – without explaining it is US created and Berlin supported. Terrorist groups can’t exist without state sponsors.

According to sources quoting what the report says, Russia is Germany’s key rival, using “hybrid instruments to blur the boundaries between war and peace… undermin(ing) other states.”

Moscow’s military strength (almost entirely on its own territory, solely for defense and fighting terrorism in Syria), technological capability, nonexistent “aggression,” reunification with Crimea, and ability to influence public opinion are contrived reasons for considering Moscow a key rival and threat, not a partner – despite Putin urging cooperative relations with all nations, the world’s preeminent peacemaker.

Germany’s Merkel is polar opposite. So are most other European leaders, allied with Washington’s killing machine, humanity’s greatest threat.

She urges greater militarism, not less, at a time demilitarization and all-out efforts for world peace are desperately needed.

The alternative is endless war, European nations threatened because of allying with Washington’s imperial agenda instead of firmly opposing it for their own self-interest.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.

June 5, 2016 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, Militarism | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. And of course, the people who control the Banking system worldwide have an enormous influence on what happens with “Terrorist organisations” and how they are supplied, and payments are made to support their activities. It’s the same as the massive international (illegal)drug trade, where some of the world’s biggest banks have been found guilty of laundering $Billions for drug cartels, but, ‘nobody’ knows where the funds destination is, and nobody in the banks have gone to prison.


    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | June 5, 2016 | Reply

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