Germany and France ‘insult’ America by broaching idea of separate ‘European army’

By Finian Cunningham
Information Clearing House

LD: Angela Merkel (Germany) and Emmanuel Macron (France) have succeeded in angering Donald Trump by suggesting it’s time Europe got its own army, thereby dispensing with the need for the US and NATO which have managed so far to keep Europe safe from all external enemies since WWII. Trump has rightly taken the position that Merkel and Macron have made an “insulting” suggestion, though the article below sees it differently. Macron’s comment that Europe needs its own army if only to defend itself one day from a hostile America can only, in my view, be described as insolent and provocative. This is almost like a wife telling her husband, “I need a bodyguard to protect myself from you — that is, in case you turn nasty!” [LD]

Macron and Merkel ‘insult’ Donald Trump
by suggesting America could become a ‘future enemy’,
thus making a separate European army a necessity.


November 14, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –   The testy slap-down by US President Donald Trump to the idea of a European army was telling. Any notion of the Europeans stepping away from American “protection” would be anathema to Washington.

That’s because American power is not about “protecting” Europe. That’s just the vainglorious, propaganda mythology. In reality, it’s all about Washington maintaining a lucrative protection racket in Europe, imperial control over supposed “allies”, and militarily targeting Russia as the main objective.The idea for a European army was floated again last week by French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron has been particularly keen on the European Union forming its own military, independent from the US.

Speaking on a tour of World War I battlefields in northern France, Macron said: “We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America.”

In response, Trump immediately took Macron to task, saying his remarks were “insulting”. In a subsequent meeting in Paris for WWI commemorations, the French leader appeared to backtrack under pressure, trying to assure his American counterpart that a European army would be “complementary” to the US-led NATO alliance.

Still, the proposal of Europe going its own way from the US has not been abandoned. This week, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told German business publication Handelsblatt that Europe must “stand up to the Trump administration” and not be afraid to assert its own power as an “empire”.

“Everybody knows it takes guts to stand in the way of Donald Trump’s administration,” said Le Maire in an interview. “The people of Europe have had enough of the babble from Brussels. They want to see action.”

Echoing Macron’s comments last week, the senior French cabinet minister said that Europe must become a “peaceful empire” in order to stand up to China and the US.

Le Maire also challenged Germany to back the French plans for creating an independent force — “political, financial and military” — from Washington. “We have talked about it for a long time. Now it’s time for decisions.”

These are certainly pushy words from the French leadership. But the idea of Europe taking on a more assertive, independent international role from the US has also been growing among Germany’s political class in recent years. The residual shame over Nazi Germany’s horrors seems to be gradually fading as Berlin strives for more global influence.

There are several factors in why the EU seems to be becoming more estranged from its erstwhile transatlantic partnership with the US. Under the Trump administration, tensions have intensified over his barracking about NATO expenditures; his browbeating over perceived “unfair” European trading practices; the threat of sanctions on Iran hitting EU multi-billion euro investments with Tehran; and the walking away from the Paris Climate Accord.

In this quarrelsome context, the notion of Europe forming its own military security organization takes on even greater appeal. France’s Macron seems especially ambitious to rejuvenate European and French global standing. Having its own continental army augments that ambition.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the proposal. Moscow views such a development as moving towards a more multipolar world and away from the unipolar would-be dominance of the US.

At a glance, one would think too that Washington might also endorse European defences being independently bolstered. After all, for years American politicians have been bitterly complaining that Europe is a “freeloader” on US military protection. Trump has taken the grievance to new heights, aggressively badgering European nations to stump up more spending on their military to “share the burden” more evenly with the US.

There is a conceited American myth that Washington is the “chivalrous protector” of Europe, as portrayed in countless Hollywood movies, such as Spielberg’s ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

Since 1945, tens of thousands of US troops stationed in bases all over Europe are said to be there out of noble duty to defend allies, so goes the myth.

Such a conceited narrative is then used by Trump to castigate Europeans to spend more on defences and “share the burden”. However, notice how the American tune suddenly shifts if the Europeans actually begin to propose setting up their own defences. If the issue were all about “sharing” costs of defence more equitably, then logically Washington should welcome the move towards a European army.

But that is not the real issue. Washington would never accept Europe becoming independent in terms of military power, because military power through NATO is how the American ruling class exert their hegemonic control over Europe.

Recall that NATO was set up in 1949 in the aftermath of the Second World War with the expressed objective to, “Keep the Russians out, the Americans in and the Germans down”. Note that while the civilian post of secretary general of NATO can be held by Europeans, the military organization is invariably commanded by an American armed forces general.

NATO is America’s “protection racket” in Europe. It has grown to a  29-member bloc which has expanded over recent years all the way to Russia’s borders. This US-led military matrix sprawling over Europe gives Washington huge leverage over European policy and a vital projection of force at Moscow.Moreover, European members of NATO are obliged to spend their military budgets largely on American weapons, including Patriot missiles and fighter jets. European nations are lined up to buy hundreds of the latest-generation and wildly overpriced American F-35 warplanes.

If Europe somehow created its own army to satisfy the vanity of politicians like Napoleonic Macron then Washington stands to lose tremendous strategic control over Europe and the latter’s relations with Russia. It also stands to lose trillions of dollars flowing to the Pentagon’s military-industrial complex that props up American capitalism.

Washington for all its rhetoric about “protecting allies” and “burden sharing” is not going to let that happen. European fanciful talk about setting up its own army would be viewed by US imperialism as an intolerable act of insolence. But the tensions over the issue do show one instructive thing: US relations with Europe are not the partnership. It’s all about domination.

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21 thoughts to “Germany and France ‘insult’ America by broaching idea of separate ‘European army’”

  1. The european army will be used against the european people not against amerika or Russia.
    The army will be a mixture of European peoples and how lucky are we these days of arabic origin.
    In the meantime the jews, our lords, can make more money with this new industry. So the reason for a European army is a lie of our jewish masters as they always do.

    1. I am not a fan of the EU but to rely on the USA is to rely on Israel.

      Any open and intelligent discussion of 911 and its aftermath has been suppressed by the media.

      We will know things are changing when somebody on TV has the courage to ask how a high quality steel-framed building like WTC7 could crumble into its own footprint at freefall speed.

  2. Cooperation between ethnic Europeans and Russia is the best answer. Self-determination, secure borders, and mutual respect among nations are the keys to peace.

  3. Ironically enough there is a precedent for a European army but it’s not exactly the precedent the Europeans want to be reminded of despite it’s well deserved reputation as one of the fiercest fighting forces of all time.
    The Waffen SS.

    1. Right you are, hp

      The intent was for them to be protectors of the realm. The “realm” in this context to mean Western Civilization, to be protected from the scourge presently overrunning the world

      That the SS started as the personal bodyguard for “der fuhrer” was a practical necessity given the particular (and dire) circumstances of Europe after the 1918 “stab in the back”.

      Think of it all as a seed that needs proper cultivation for it to “Germ(a)nate” and fulfill it’s potential – that being national socialism in order to save Europe from itself. It had to start somewhere, and that “somewhere” came in the person of Adolph Hitler

      What only APPEARS as being statist with the rise of the 3rd Reich was intended to be temporary, given the emergency situation Europe found itself in after 1918. Had Germany prevailed, any appearance of statism would have dissipated.

      P.S. nothing new here for those of us who know the score

      1. Otto Skorzeny, the body guard of Hitler, went to work for the jews, the Mossad, after the war. Even he lost his ideals. You can never know it with people. Many change of hearts. Don’t forget all the scientists who went to work for the usa after war. It is easy to be idealistic when you are winning. Who can you trust in this world? Don’t ever trust in the common people. They betray you for a nickel. Luckily we can always trust our enemies. They never have a change of heart. They can not and will not.

      2. Mike! Otto Skorzeny did not work for Mossad. That is a BS story. After WW2 he spent most of his life in Franco’s Spain. He did do some work for the Argentine government and also for the South African. BTW, he was a friend of our family. You are probably referring to that BS about him being blackmailed by Mossad about them getting Weisenthal off his back. Well Skorzeny was put on trial after the war and acquited.

  4. America go home is the new chant of Germany and France. United they can defend themselves by sharing French nuke bombs. They have no need for expensive American made armaments when Russian/Chinese weapons sell at one third the price and are better. A unified Germany and France will become a mighty military force. It would be best for America if Arabs flooded Western Europe making a New Arabia. No more traitorous Germany and France.

    1. @ (((Melvin)))
      this is what i understood from your great comment :
      “Jews go home is the new chant all over the world; problem is … Rats got no home, except sewers. If humans unite they can defend themselves by sharing French nuke bombs and throw them at the fake, murderous entity currently known as “the ones who claim their shit dont stink”i.e. “israel”… … They have no need for expensive American made armaments when Russian Jew weapons sell at one third the price and are better except when Israel hides behind them and Syria shoots them down.. A unified Germany and France culinary union will create a new kind of french fries with sausages. WHAT WE JEWS WANT IS FOR Arabs to flood Western Europe making a New Arabia leaving space for our greater Israel little project, as announced by prophet Moises when he overdosed on mushrooms one rainy night in the middle of the Negev…. No more traitorous Germany and France. Kill each other again, that´s what we Jews really really want…My sister is available for free sex to refugees as i suggested in an earlier post, but jew women dont shave under their armpits so carry some Gillete air freshener just in case”
      EXCCELLENT COMMENT, (((MELVIN)))..

  5. It would be GOOD for European countries to reawaken their nationalism by participating in their own defense! Somehow compelled to enter a war against Hitler we should never have entered, in the first place, we have had to assume supervision of our own presence, there.
    It has been a thankless endeavor, and we should feel well-rid of it if it happens.

  6. The article is nonsense and incomplete, and thus used for confusion and deflection, as we all know who is ruling France and Germany. They are the usual suspects, the French jews, who hide that they are jews and the German Jews who hide to the population that they are jews. The jews are fortunate that the common people are too stupid to want to know who their rulers are.

    ADMIN: Excellent point. We agree with you that the article is unsatisfactory and only adds to the “confusion and deflection”, but the author is not allowed to point his finger directly at the Jews on a site like Information Clearing House.

  7. Success at social climbing uplifts Jew to power and wealth. Many Blacks are best at basketball and track.Many Asians are best at gymnastics and math. Many Jews are best at leadership and being open to new experiences.Blocking blacks, Asians, and Jews from expressing their racial endowments is wrong. Letting the cream rise to the top must be accepted without malice.

  8. The Germans and the French will not have to worry about an army as they keep letting illegal unlimited immigration into their countries and soon will cease to be Germany or France and the same thing is happening here in America aka NATIONAL SUICIDE !

  9. yes, macron will need an army to save, not france from america, but to save france for the globalists’ european union, just in case trump survives as president and actually rallies the usa against it…
    i’m pretty sure trump would prefer a FREXIT to go along with the BREXIT, while macron is nothing more than a brussels stooge selling france out, along with germany, sweden, all the rest of white europe, to the jews’ multiculturalist discombobulation miscegenation plot..
    macron’s a wise little prick… the first thing he says is – rather than admit the pressure from trump to fund nato now, he’d raise an eu army and make the usa out to be the enemy.. his statements disparaging patriotism and nationalism are straight off the jews’ plot… like there should be no nations because nationalism is a threat to the jews… how’s that? the jews don’t belong to any nations… they’re infiltrators and saboteurs….
    and the way macron foams on about the traditional threats, we see no vision there…
    pat – rubio talks smart… anybody ever heard him say the j-word? i doubt it, definitely not on fox news…

    1. Bark –

      Rubio is smart. He was (S)elected for a second term in the Senate, which means he has jew approval. He has never disparaged jews…. but has supported them…. fully. Two terms gives it away.

  10. The part that is overlooked is that President Trump is not pro NATO and said things suggesting it’s not needed, but those carrying the narrative blew up at him for suggesting such things. And NATO is not needed if it’s a threat to peace in Europe, as it is. In addition to insulting the USA, Macron insulted Russia also, it’s just that Russia is insulted every minute of every day and the US is rarely insulted, although it regularly insults others.

    NATO should be cut down to 1/10 it’s size, all NATO troops should be removed from the Russian border and most from the former Warsaw Pact countries. Germany, France, the UK and Russia should expand trade and Macron and others should stop insulting Russia. They have a right to defend their interests like every other country and if NATO didn’t have troops in Eastern Europe and wasn’t building missile systems pointed at Russia, while the Jewish media is constantly demonizing the country, Russia probably would not interfere in former Soviet republics stoking hatred, such as Jewish Poroshenko’s Ukraine.

  11. Oh,
    Dear,
    What can the matter be !!
    Are France & Germany afraid ?/
    Of what ??
    Is it possible that France & Germany are concerned that if they are not totally cooperative with the US (& their controller Israel) that they could one day find themselves on the receiving end like Syria, Iraq, etc., ??
    The US & their (Pal Joey) need not worry, France & Germany could not raise an army to scare off the boogie man let alone defend their nations.

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