UPDATE OCT 23, 2016
“RUSSIA SANCTIONS ARE INHERENTLY ANTI-EUROPEAN” (Truth in Media, April 2014)
It took 2.5 years for a proof to emerge that Washington’s Russia sanctions are inherently anti-European – a conclusion I arrived at on the day the Russia sanctions were imposed (April 26, 2014 – see EUROPE: ALL PAIN, NO GAIN ). So here it is, the proof, in a story published by Bloomberg News:
BLOOMBERG NEWS: Russia’s reliance on American commerce has never been greater
“Since leading the push for western penalties on Russia over Ukraine two years ago, the U.S. has leapfrogged Turkey, Japan, Poland and South Korea to become the country’s No. 5 trading partner outside the former Soviet Union.
While European Union members bear the brunt of the trade war — sanctions and counter-sanctions have cut the bloc’s bilateral trade with Russia by an estimated 100 billion euros ($112 billion) — U.S. companies led by Boeing Co., Cargill Inc. and Yum! Brands Inc. have been investing for the long-haul and gaining market share.” (an excerpt from – Putin’s Reliance on American Commerce Has Never Been Greater – http://bloom.bg/1Ukcr5t).
Now, here what this writer said on Apr 26, 2014 in a Truth in Media editorial “http://bloom.bg/1Ukcr5t
EUROPE: ALL PAIN, NO GAIN – FROM WASHINGTON-ENGINEERED RUSSIA SANCTIONS & UKRAINE CRISIS
New sanctions on Russia, announced today (Apr 26, 2014) by the G-7 countries, a part of the Obama “All Bluster, No Muster”-Ukraine policy, are inherently anti-European. They cannot hurt Russia without hurting Europe first and foremost.
European banks and businesses are far more exposed to the Russian economy than are their American counterparts. Fourteen-fold more, to be exact. Trade between the European Union and Russia amounted to almost $370 billion in 2012, while United States trade with Russia was a paltry $26 billion that year, according to today’s story in the New York Times.
As a result, the European business executives have lobbied energetically to head off or at least dilute any sanctions, making it hard for American and European political leaders to come up with a package of measures with enough bite to influence Moscow’s behavior in Ukraine. Still, they managed to commit today a form of financial hara-kiri.
So “more bluster, no muster” from Perfidious Washington even on the economic front? Indeed. Because the result will be “all pain, no gain” for Europe.
MULTI-PRONGED ATTACK ON EUROPE
Back in 1998, in another Truth in Media editorial, also published as a column in Chicago-based CHRONICLES magazine, this writer exposed the duplicity of Washington’s (anti)European foreign policies.
Here’s an excerpt from US/NATO: A Bear in Sheep’s Clothing (1998):
“The oft-used term “America’s European allies” is one of the greatest oxymorons of our time. “America’s European vassals” would be more appropriate. For, American government’s policy is virtually destroying our so-called “allies,” while aiding the multinational corporations.
This is not unlike the Soviet bear’s treatment of its Eastern European “allies,” read minions. Only more perfidious. For, the West Side bear has stuck its six big claws into the back of Madame Europe, and is dragging her into its lair, while pretending to save her and her heir. (“Save her from what?” – has been a mystery ever since the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet bear).”
All of these predictions have come true in the last 18 years since this article was published. And then, there Washington also exerted some more brutal pressures on its European vassals when they showed an inkling that they might actually act in their own best interests. Such as with these two examples in 2014 and 2015:
MASS MURDER OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS
To force Europe to heel, the New World Order criminals and their Ukrainian proxies even committed mass murder of 200 innocent mostly European civilians (flight MH-17, July 2014 – see HOW & WHY BOEING MH-17 WAS SHOT DOWN – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-EH).
BRINGING JIHAD INTO EUROPE THROUGH MASS IMMIGRATION
And over year ago, Washington also dropped a demographic bomb on Europe – over one million middle-eastern migrants driven from their homes by the U.S. war in Syria (see AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD: REFUGEE CRISIS IS A BYPRODUCT OF U.S. WARMONGERING – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-18C). Some of these migrants turned out to be soldiers of Jihad, as subsequent terrorist actions in Europe have shown.
Also see THEY BROUGHT JIHAD INTO EUROPE, WILL WE LET THEM BRING IT TO AMERICA? – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1A4 (Aug 2016).
Washington’s foreign policies have been for decades anti-European abroad and anti-Christian at home and abroad.
Perhaps you should take that thought with you into the voting booth on Nov 7.
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