Saturday, June 18, 2011

The United States of Europe - 3

In the first post of this series about a year and a half ago, we pointed out some major myths Americans have about a certain part of the world.

In the second post of this series we pointed out how MOMCOM was taking America's eyes off that part of the world, focusing its eyes on the oil rich nations of the world instead.

Nevertheless, the world of MOMCOM still includes what is geographically known as Europe, but MOMCOM calls it USEUCOM.

That is the part of the world where NATO also resides, a part of the world where MOMCOM and NATO are doing a little turf war:
The US defence secretary, Robert Gates, has warned that a new post-cold war generation of leaders in America could abandon Nato and 60 years of security guarantees to Europe, exasperated by Europe's failures of political will and the gaps in defence funding needed to keep the alliance alive.

In a blistering attack on Europe - which he accused of complacency over international security - Gates predicted a Nato consigned to "military irrelevance" in a "dim if not dismal" future unless allies stepped up to the plate.

"If current trends in the decline of European defence capabilities are not halted and reversed, future US political leaders - those for whom the cold war was not the formative experience that it was for me - may not consider the return on America's investment in Nato worth the cost," Gates, a former CIA chief, warned.
(Guardian). The view that MOMCOM has of itself as an economic genius is not as readily accepted in Europe as it is in the United States.

All it will take for a major change in foreign relations, a major change in military energies, is for Europe to say "ok, take your toys out of the sandbox and go home, we can do a much more economical job of it than you can".

After all, just one nation of The United States of Europe (USE), Germany, until recently was the largest exporter in the world, which China second, and the USA third.

China has now taken over first place, USE second, and USA third.

But Germany is only one nation, so the USE (27 members) is the largest exporting entity in the world.

So there may be truth to their belief that they can do a better job of economic matters than the USA can, pointing out that the current economic recession of the world was crafted by voodoo economics in the USA.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

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