In Response to Trump's Likely EU Ambassador's Euroskepticism and the Trump Executive Orders Restricting Muslim Country Nationals' Admittance to the U.S., EU Declares Cold War
Can't Stump the Trump and Can't Barrage the Farage:
Former UKIP Leader Blasts EU Parliamentarians for their Trump Bashing Hypocrisy
The more relevant response came within days from EUrocrats Donald Tusk of Poland, Guy Verhofstadt of the Netherlands, and members of the EU's (basically powerless) parliament in Strasbourg jeering Trump's friend and surrogate Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party. Farage stood in Strasbourg to defend Trump's controversial executive orders restricting entry for nationals of seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia) effected by jihadist terrorism, against charges that the EOs were motivated by anti-Arab or anti-Muslim hatred. Farage didn't back down this week, accusing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders of letting ISIS sympathizers and terrorists into their countries, while disdaining nation state democracy of the type that produced Donald Trump's vow to 'get tough' on migration.
The rhetoric European Council President Donald Tusk of Poland used in a letter sent to the 27 EU heads of state may've generated headlines, but isn't shocking in light of what the Russia Analyst has noted in EU-taxpayer funded insults hurled at Trump as Putin's Siberian candidate before The Donald even took office. We're referring of course, to RogueMoney's series of articles covering the EU Stratcom East task force, nominally set up to fight 'Russian disinformation' instead turning its tweets on Trump and Breitbart News, the media organization formerly led by counselor to the president and current Time magazine cover man, Steve Bannon. EU bureaucrats aren't known for being particularly brave, and we strongly suspected at least some wink and nod approval of Czech ex-journalist Jakub Kalensky's smears of Alex Jones and Donald Trump as Russian propaganda assets if not agents came straight from the top of the Brussels bureaucracy:
The BBC and other state funded or legacy media outlets naturally, have omitted Mr. Kalensky and EU Stratcom's insults hurled at the Trump White House over the last few weeks in reporting the war of words. Nor have reporters caught on to the fact that perhaps Ted Malloch's words were, if not directly authorized by Bannon, then certainly inspired by the general disdain for Brussels and broad euroskepticism Trump's team have picked up from Nigel Farage, which appears to be mutual on the part of the EUrocrats. However, antecedents to team Trump and Malloch's indifference if not disdain for the EU date back to early 2001, when then retiring Sen. Phil Gramm and his wife Wendy hosting an ailing Baroness Margaret Thatcher's visit to see her Texan grandchildren and give a euroskeptic speech to a group that included Enron executives in Houston.
The other answer to the question of 'why are we seeing this spat now?' could be answered in one word: panic. Including over recognition that the proposed EU war on euro bills/cash is foundering on the rocks of reality, after the disastrous experiment with banning the most common bills in circulation in India.
Marine Le Pen, the arch scourge of the EU who has promised the French people a choice on Frexit from the euro zone, has taken the lead in presidential polling ahead of June's elections. That her bounce in the polls came after a conspicuous visit to Trump tower in which she officially did not meet the president elect of the United States, did not go unnoticed in Paris, Brussels or Berlin. Nor could the EUrocrats like the spitting image of his Wehrmacht officer grandfather Tusk or the whining, pathetic Belgian Verhofstadt have missed Le Pen's affirmation that in France people respect the results of elections, meaning no sympathy whatsoever for the failing Soros-funded Purple/Pink Colored Revolutions against Trump.
Stepping back from the personalities and politics to the underlying economics, the UK Parliament confirmed this week the plebiscite of the British people to leave the European Union. Theresa May, in becoming the first world leader to visit the Trump White House, has broken the ice for other European nations such as the Hungarians or Italians to follow. Ted Malloch is championing a U.S.-UK free trade agreement in lockstep with his boss, freely admitting that the goal is not to supplant British trade with the geographically close Continent but to give London more leverage in negotiations with Brussels. This trend in turn, is linked to the hints London Paul dropped on the RogueMoney program recorded January 30, 2017 that certain British businesses are moving out of the overpriced real estate bubble of the City and to the northwest of London, closer to the British west coast.
Could those moves be anticipating Albion maintaining its global role in trade as a pivot point between North America and the western terminus of the New Silk/One Belt One Road? Could the Anglophilia of team Trump, with the restoration of Sir Winston Churchill's bust to the Oval Office and the prominent unofficial adviser/surrogate role given to Nigel Farage by the White House, all be pointing toward the Anglo-American phoenix rising from the ashes of monetary meltdown in 2018, like a certain cover of The Economist magazine foretold way back in 1988?
To the east, Russia is not merely observing these trends, but seeks to exploit the widening fissures in the supposedly united EU edifice that may soon collapse the entire EU post-modern imperial structure. Under the guidance of 'grey cardinals' like retired KGB/SVR Lt. Gen. Leonid Reshetnikov and his now former colleagues at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), the Kremlin is moving in to offer trade, (Chinese backed) credit for infrastructure and diplomatic prestige to the EU's dissident leaders such as former anti-Soviet activist Viktor Orban. Despite the lack of formal or direct coordination between the Russians and the now allegedly Bannon-led Nationalist Internationale, it's no wonder the EUrocrats now fear -- like their predecessors who failed in the last attempt to unite the Continent under Berlin's hegemony -- that they're fighting and losing a two front war.